*** APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 8, 2013 by 4 p.m. ***
For the past 26 years, the Community Partnerships for Social Change program at Hampshire College has supported student summer internships with national non-profit organizations creating social change. Students undergo a competitive application process to receive Social Justice Summer Scholarships. These internships are often a pivotal experience for students, as they offer an opportunity for them to combine academic work with direct action and to conceptualize their field of study as a career.
CPSC Social Justice Scholars Award: Up to $3,000 to assist current Division II students on financial aid with the cost of living while interning for a non-profit organization of their choice in the U.S. The organization must be committed to forwarding social change initiatives, and the proposed internship must be an integral part of the students' Division II academic work.
Spring 2013 INFO SESSIONS:
Wed., January 30: 4:30-5:30 p.m. (Cultural Center)
Mon., February 4: 6-7 p.m. (The Kiva)
Fri., February 15: 1:30-2:30 p.m. (Dakin Living Room)
Mon., February 18: 4-5 p.m. (CORC)
Tues., February 26: 1:30-2:30 p.m. (The Center for Feminisms)
Mon., March 4: 5-6 p.m. (Merrill Living Room)
Wed., March 13: 4-5 p.m. (Cultural Center)
To apply, please complete both:
and submit three (3) copies to the CPSC office (FPH, G-1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 8, 2013 by 4 p.m.
If you have any questions, please contact Ivana Staiti
CPSC Social Justice Scholars General Eligibility Requirements:
1. You must be a current student at the time of the internship and returning to Hampshire College as a student in the next fall semester. If you plan to be on leave for the fall, it must be a field study leave and not a leave of absence.
2. You must be a Division II student.
3. You must be a current financial aid recipient.
4. You must complete a minimum of 200 hours of substantive, supervised work, which can be completed in a 6-10 week period.
5. The internship must be with a non-profit organization in the United States or Puerto Rico. *Please remember that students must choose the organization they want to work with and solicit a letter of support from their supervisors as confirmation of the internship. See grant application for details.
6. Recipients must agree to these mandatory requirements: attend a pre-internship training/orientation, submit a mid-summer report, submit a comprehensive final report, submit an internship evaluation form, and attend the annual fall intern event and presentation in the fall semester (unless on field study leave). A portion of your award will be held back until these requirements are complete.
7. Grant recipients will be required to return any award received, in full, if they do not complete the internship as outlined in their proposal, along with the requirements listed above.
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