Summer Internship Opportunities Available Now
Three nine-week summer internships at the Sunflower County Freedom Project have been funded through the generosity of the Lott Leadership Institute, Office of the Provost, and the Sally McDonnel Barksdale Honors College.
UPDATE: The Sunflower County Freedom Project Internships have been filled!
Two 5 week internships at the Greenville Renaissance Scholars program are funded through the generosity of the Office of College Programs in the Division of Outreach. These internships are now taking applications and carry a $1,500 living stipend. See more below and Apply for Greenville Renaissance Scholars 2018.
Greenville Renaissance Scholars
2018 Summer Internship
Job Announcement: The Greenville Renaissance Scholars seek self-motivated, passionate leaders to work as instructional mentors during the 2018 Renaissance camp for emerging leaders.
The Greenville Renaissance Scholars: The Greenville Renaissance Scholars Program is an educational non-profit organization based in Greenville, Mississippi. The mission of GRS is to inspire, motivate and prepare middle school students in the Greenville area to succeed on a college track. GRS was founded in 2007 by a group of local citizens responding to the clear need for academic enrichment and increased exposure to higher education for the area’s youth. Students apply to join GRS in the spring of their sixth-grade year. Upon acceptance into the program, students are invited to Camp Renaissance, our rigorous five-week summer program. The purpose of Camp Renaissance is to augment academic skills and leadership skills and to encourage interest in a particular art form. Students participate in the Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop (language arts), Research and Analysis (math), and the Leadership Laboratory in the morning. In the afternoon, students participate in one of three art programs: drama, visual arts, or dance.
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Description: Selected interns will coordinate daily activities for participants in Camp Renaissance with the end goal of providing leadership development opportunities to students.
Dates: Interns must be available May 30-June 29, 2018
- Work full-time preparing for camp the week before camp begins.
- Help coordinate off/on-site trips while ensuring the fun and safety of all participants.
- Directly supervise day camp Scholars.
- Ensure the safety and well-being of Scholars at all times.
- Facilitate high-energy, fun, and creative activities to be used in short breaks during the day.
- Fill out incident reports (if any).
- Working towards a college degree in education, social work or related field
- Strengths in organization, detail and open to assisting programming in a variety of ways
- Preferred experience working with children in an educational setting
- Flexible, trustworthy, creative, and positive; a leader who works well in teams, is performance-oriented, inspiring, energetic, organized, detail-oriented, communicative, fun-loving, and a good problem solver.
The Sunflower County Freedom Project
2018 Freedom Summer Internship
Job Announcement: The Sunflower County Freedom Project seeks a highly motivated, dynamic individual with strong leadership, time management, and communication skills to serve as part of our intern team this summer. We have two different positions available. Please email a resume and cover letter with two references to firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject Line: “SCFP FS18 Internship”). In this email please reference which position you are interested in.
The Freedom Project: The Freedom Project is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to educational excellence and leadership development in Mississippi with three locations in Sunflower County (est 1998), Meridian (est 2013), and Rosedale (est 2016). We use the history and spirit of the 1960s freedom struggle to motivate young people to become capable and compassionate leaders in their communities. We invite you to visit our websites to learn more.
Description: Freedom Project Summer 2018 Teacher-Advisor Position
1. Teaching: For the month of June you will be assistant-teaching in one of our main academic courses (either reading, math, or rhetoric) and you will be leading one elective class (subjects and topics determined by skills, passions, and interests of Freedom Summer 2018 team). In both instances, you will share responsibility for planning lessons, leading classes, and mentoring students. You will receive extensive formal feedback and support from a mentor teacher and will be held responsible for reaching rigorous academic growth goals for our students.
2. Leading: You will travel with the SCFP on one camping trip in the beginning of July. We will travel to civil rights sites in the south, visit museum, and camp in state parks. You will be a small-group leader during trip, focusing on mentoring and problem-solving with students. During our final trip, a week-long trip to the University of Mississippi, you will be responsible for teaching an enrichment course of your choosing. You will also be responsible for leading breakout groups and team activities for a small cohort of students.
Description: Freedom Project Summer 2018 Media and Logistics Intern Position
1. Media and Logistics: For the month of June you will be assisting the executive director in documenting Freedom Summer programming. This will include daily social media posts, photography, and the developing of institutional and promotional material. Additionally, you will assist the executive director and program directors with logistical matters including, but not limited to, transportation, meals, classroom supply management, and trip preparations.
2. Leading: You will travel on both camping trips in July and for our final week at the University of Mississippi. During these trips you will be responsible for documenting the student experience and creating promotional material for the SCFP. Additionally, you will assist the executive director and program directors with trip logistics and student engagement and management.
** For the Media and Logistics Intern position we are looking for applicants with experience in social media production, and familiarity with programs such as InDesign, iMovie, and other photography platforms. It would be ideal if the applicant had their own photography equipment available for use.
DESIRED ATTRIBUTES AND SKILLS:
- Committed to social and racial justice
- Enjoys working with kids (twelve to sixteen years of age)
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Flexible, willing to work long and/or irregular hours; can work well in less-structured environments
- Receptive to critical feedback and purposeful about implementing solutions
- Organized; able to track student achievement data using excel and make decisions based on data
- Desire to learn more about teaching and nonprofit management
- Committed to serving others
- Patient, driven
Approximate dates for the program:
- May 23rd: Move in Day
- May 24th-June 1: Orientation and Training
- June 4th- July 27th: Programming
- July 28th: Check Out
Begin your application by completing the survey at: https://goo.gl/forms/bgWLgFqsOZOggvxY2
This is an unpaid internship. We encourage ALL to apply as we are willing to work with interns to seek funding through their universities or other external sources. Housing will be arrange for all summer staff, however, rent will be the responsibility of the intern.
Applicants from the University of Mississippi and the Robertson Scholars Program will have unique funding and housing arrangements. More details will be available at the end of the selection process.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Due to the competitive nature of this process, incomplete applications will not be considered. Similar internships are available at our sister sites in Meridian and Rosedale and we may ask qualified applicants to consider serving at these sites.