Trent Lott Leadership Institute

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 Summer Internship Opportunities Available Now

 The Hertog Foundation

The Hertog Foundation offers several highly competitive and selective educational programs for outstanding individuals who seek to influence the intellectual, civic, and political life of the United States. We offer programs in three main areas: Political Thought & Philosophy; War & Foreign Affairs; and Economics & Domestic Policy.

If you could study with some of the world’s top thinkers on some of the world’s most important topics – war and grand strategy, economic policy, or political thought and philosophy – which would you choose?

Each year, the Hertog Foundation brings together top college students to the nation’s capital to explore the theory and practice of politics in an intensive seminar setting with outstanding faculty.

This summer’s offerings provide students the flexibility to create their ideal summer experience – by applying for a seven-week summer fellowship or choosing among one to two week seminars to create their own individualized course of study.  Applications due February 11, 2020


 Sunflower County 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.​

The Freedom Project is looking for entrepreneurial, ambitious, and independent  college students who have a desire to teach and mentor 7-9th graders during our Summer Freedom School.

Our interns thrive in a fast-paced environment, have a strong work ethic, and are passionate about learning from our students and developing leaders in the Mississippi Delta.

9-Week Summer Internship includes two distinct opportunities:


  • 1 week of intensive civil rights and teaching training

  • 5 weeks of teaching academic classes and electives

  • Leading students in fitness

  • 1 week helping facilitate “college camp” at University of Mississippi

  • 1 week co-leading camping trips to civil rights sites in the south.

Media and Logistics:

  • 1 week of intensive civil rights and organizational onboarding

  • 5 weeks of documenting Freedom Summer programming and producing promotional media for the SCFP.

  • Mentoring Freedom Fellows

  • Documenting our 2 weeks of camping trips to civil rights sites and our week at the University of Mississippi.

  • Creating year-round media for the SCFP social media pages and for fundraising purposes.

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 Barksdale Honors College.  We invite you to visit our website to learn more.