The Niebuhr Center for Faith and Action sponsors six social justice internships each academic school year. Each intern receives a $1,000 stipend for the school year, and may also earn grants for travel expenses related to field work.
Each of the six social justice internships has a specific focus.
How an Internship Works
After choosing a social justice topic of interest, interns spend Fall Term researching their topic and writing a 20- to 25-page research paper. Research may include travel for field work during January Term or spring break. In recent years, Niebuhr Center interns have traveled to places like Native American reservations, Thailand and the Philippines.
During Spring Term, interns are responsible for bringing speakers to campus, planning events and devising strategies for the Elmhurst community to address the social justice issue the intern has researched. At the end of the semester, interns present their research at a campus-wide symposium.
How to Apply
Please note that you must be a participant in the Niebuhr Center to be eligible for a social justice internship.
To apply, submit a five-page paper to the assistant director of the Niebuhr Center by May 15. The paper should include:
Questions? Contact us.