About CESJ Summer Internship Grants
Lang Civic Engagement & Social Justice (Lang CESJ) is pleased to announce that it has dedicated funding to Lang students who are pursuing summer internships committed to social justice values, practice, and/or scholarship.

Please carefully read the information below. If you have questions, you can email langcesj@newschool.edu.

This program consists of two components:
1) A grant provided to students who are pursuing a summer internship focused on social justice that, without additional funding, is otherwise unpaid

2) Reflection, documentation, and sharing of learning from the internship with students, faculty, and staff at The New School during three touchpoints:

(a) One or more mid-summer gatherings for fellows
(b) A written mid-point reflection form (to be submitted online)
(b) A Fall 2018 presentation event

Eligibility & Requirements

Who is eligible?
Lang students are eligible. Priority will be given to applicants who have not received funding from Lang CESJ in the 2017-18 academic year, DACA students, students affected by the Executive Order travel ban, and to applicants with a 3.0 GPA or higher.

Graduating seniors may apply, but they must be able to participate in the Fall 2018 presentation event by attending in-person or presenting via video conference.

Grant funds cannot be applied to tuition.

What kinds of summer internships are eligible?
Eligible internships are part- or full-time internships that comprise at least 160 hours over the span of the summer, would otherwise be unpaid, and are dedicated to a social justice mission. Internships can be located anywhere, not just New York.

For students who are at the beginning of their internship search process, Lang CESJ offers a list of partner organizations here.

Applicants should already have been offered and accepted an internship, and have access to relevant documents (e.g. offer letter/email, description of internship), by the time they apply for this grant.

Other social justice projects requiring funding should apply using our Lang CESJ Mini-Grant application.

What is required of accepted grantees?

Fellows must:

> Actively communicate with Lang CESJ staff during the application process, and respond in a timely matter to inquiries

> Participate (in-person or via video conference) in a mid-summer gathering for fellows where they will reflect on and share out their work (date TBD in July)

> Complete an online, written, midpoint reflection form about their internship experience thus far (to be submitted in July)

> Present documentation of their work during a Fall 2018 presentation and mixer event (date TBD in September)

> Write a short blog post about their internship experience to be featured on this website

> Submit an application to be a presenter in the college's Dean's Honor Symposium (applications are made available in late Fall 2018 for participation in the Spring 2019 symposium)

Fellows will also be specially invited to participate in additional summer programming (e.g. brown bag lunches, career development workshops) offered by Lang CESJ, have access to reading and workshop materials that enable critical reflection on their internship experience, and can make appointments with Lang CESJ staff for ongoing support.

Award
Grants will range from $1,800 to $2,800.

The application provides space for you to indicate the amount of hours, date range, and the scope of your internship. These factors will influence the size of the grant.
Dates & Deadlines

Application Materials
Below you will submit all required application materials:
1. Applicant Information
2. Summer Internship Details & Name/Contact Info of Supervisor
3. Short Essay Responses
4. Resume & Transcript

Application form

Please complete all fields in the form below. Applications are due by Friday, April 27, 2018 at 12:00am. Late applications will not be accepted.
All applications will be submitted via this online form.
We strongly encourage you to apply as early as possible.
Applicant Information

* 1. Name

* 2. Legal Name (for payment on a check, if different than above)

* 3. Gender Pronouns

* 4. New School email address

* 5. N number

* 6. Graduation year

* 7. Mailing Address (at which you could receive a check any time between June and August 2018)

* 8. Mobile phone number

* 9. Major(s) & area of study (if applicable)

* 10. Optional: What self-identities would you like us to be aware of?

Summer Internship Details
Please describe in as much detail as possible the internship you will be pursuing this summer.

* 11. Internship Title & Description

* 12. Location of experience

* 13. Please describe in greater detail the scope of your summer internship, including the total amount of hours you will commit to it, and the configuration of that time commitment (e.g. 40 hours/week for 8 weeks; 3 hours per day for 10 weeks; etc.), and any specific needs this grant will cover.

* 14. List any employment or other significant time commitments, as well as salary and stipends from all sources, for summer 2018. If you have applied for other fellowships/scholarships, please also list them here.

Internship Supervisor Contact
In the fields below, please provide the name and contact information of your internship supervisor. You should let this person know that we will reach out to them.

* 15. Name

* 16. Title

* 17. Organization

* 18. Email address

* 19. Phone number

Short Essay Responses
Please respond to the following prompts in 250 words or more.

* 20. How is this summer internship connected to a social justice mission, vision, practice, or set of values?

* 21. How will this internship influence your goals for the future -- at Lang and/or in your life? Consider how this experience may impact your academic focus, your co-curricular or leadership involvement on campus, artistic practice, perspective on activism and organizing, and/or other future goals and projects.

Supplementary Materials
Email Transcript (PDF) to dawkinsc@newschool.edu
(this transcript can be an unofficial version; we are seeking a description of your coursework and your GPA)
Email Internship Offer Letter (PDF) to dawkinsc@newschool.edu
Additional Information

* 22. Provide any additional information you feel may be of possible interest to the Selection Committee.

Thank you!
Thank you for applying. We recognize your dedication to social justice work here at The New School and beyond, and look forward to reviewing your application. If you have further questions, please email Christina Dawkins at dawkinsc@newschool.edu

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