2020 – 2021 Social Justice Hub Internship

Employer UW-Madison | Office of Inclusion Education
Location Madison, WI | Remote
Type Internship
Apply by Deadline not specified—Apply ASAP!
Posted on October 1, 2020


Calling ALL students (undergraduate and graduate) who are passionate about advancing social justice issues, such as racial justice; access to education; access to clean food, air, and water; criminal justice and prison reform, access to healthcare; LGBTQ+ rights; women’s rights; voting rights; economic justice; immigrant justice; access to education; building collaborations working on common goals, and more.

The Social Justice Hub internships provide purposeful out-of-classroom hands-on education to develop skills to engage in social justice work and an opportunity to improve the quality of life for all. Interns are involved in creating and presenting education programs; collaborating with social justice organizations on campus and in the broader community; recruiting and supporting newly involved students, and teams of students, working on social justice programs, more. Learn more about the Social Justice Hub. The Social Justice Hub interns work to support the work of the Office of Inclusion Education.

The internships provide students with the opportunity to make a difference on social justice issues on campus while developing useful skills.

The Hub creates connections among students and campus groups that are working towards creating a more just and inclusive campus, community, and world. The Hub does not use any taxpayer dollars.

Hours and Pay:
The internships run for the academic year (skipping summer, holidays and winter break) through May 5, 2021 with an option for interns to apply for the subsequent academic year. Initial orientation starts immediately upon hire. The expected paid time is up to 12 hours/week with flexible scheduled work time. Pay Rate: $13/hour. (A student working 10 hours/week earns approximately $1,700/ semester.)

Social Justice Hub Internships 2020-2021 are open for:
Social Justice Operations: Support all behind-the-scenes activities of the Hub working well including updating useful resource materials, updating Google lists, and spreadsheets and anything else to help the Hub be effective.
Social Justice Hub Education: Support the current and developing Social Justice education programs including Dialogue-Based Facilitator Workshops, Social Justice Peer-Facilitator Training, 5-Minute Trainings; maintain outlines, PowerPoint presentations; coordinate scheduling of trainings and workshops and facilitators, working closely with the Office of Inclusion Education Social Justice Education.
Social Justice Campus Outreach: Actively engages in outreach to academic courses, residence halls, campus groups and more increasing student volunteering and engagement on social justice issues.
Social Justice Porchlight: Educate and publicize about homelessness across campus, highlight successful clients, promote campus awareness of Porchlight’s role serving the homeless, and support promoting Porchlight Product merchandising.

Intern Required Abilities and Skills:
• Self-motivated with the ability to take the initiative rapidly completing projects of the Social Justice Hub and Office of Inclusion Education and with great follow-through skills. (Showing completion of a variety of tasks in prior positions helps to demonstrate this. Taking initiative includes creating relevant and useful programs often from an Intern’s prior activities.)
• Good communication skills with Social Justice Hub and Office of Inclusion Education staff.
• A strong interest and skill in coalition and people connecting (student organizations, individuals, campus departments, and others) around shared interests in social justice work
• Background knowledge and familiarity with social justice issues
• Ability to work effectively, both independently and as part of a team
• Reliability, punctuality, and dependability
• Effective skills in researching useful best practices with an ability to apply to social justice
• Proficient with current technology skills, including MS Word, Google Docs/Sheets, and/or ability to learn and use additional useful technologies
• Ability to make a commitment of at least one academic year

Note: During UW-Madison’s academic year, with COVID-19 disruptions, Intern duties will be modified significantly as needed and assigned to meet changing needs. Creativity to rapidly complete tasks, and the ability to adapt, are attributes highly desired by Intern candidates.

Click here for the full description and here for the online application.

Deadline not specified—Apply ASAP!