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Intern at Interfaith Worker Justice

Put Your Faith Into Action

Since its founding in 1994, Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ) has been committed to engaging young people and future religious leaders in the work to advance worker rights and worker justice in the United States (Read the IWJ Mission and Vision). Below are some of the programs through which IWJ engages students and future religious leaders:

Interfaith Worker Justice Summer Internships

Undergraduate Internships
The Interfaith Worker Justice Summer Internship is a 10-week program for undergraduate students who want to be active in the worker justice movement. Interns are placed at interfaith committees or workers' centers across the country, where their responsibilities include outreach to the religious community on labor issues, interviewing workers' and business leaders, participating in local and national campaigns, and working on public policy.

Seminary Summer
Seminary Summer is a 10-week internship for seminary, rabbinical, and Muslim graduate students combining education, action, and reflection. Participants work to organize religious leaders and religious communities to support campaigns involving workers in low-wage jobs.

The internship begins June 15 with a week of training and concludes August 13 after debrief sessions.

Worker Justice Immersions

Worker Justice Immersions allow students to encounter worker justice issues in their communities and can be a few hours long or go for a whole week. IWJ developed a toolkit that can found on our website, to help Students or groups plan immersion experiences. This toolkit can be used by anyone: students, congregations, universities, campus ministries, seminaries, religious leaders, or non-profit organizations. Whether you have a few hours or a full week, this toolkit has an abundance of materials to guide you through the process of developing a worker justice immersion experience.

IWJ can assist you with developing a schedule of events, connecting to resources in your area, and finding speakers and community partners to enhance your experience.

Dates: Open
Cost: Groups raise their own money to cover costs

Interfaith Worker Justice Summer Organizing Institute

This Summer, join students from across the country for an intensive week-long training to build leadership and organizing skills. Participants will learn how to think strategically, develop and sharpen skills to use in building student-worker alliances on their campuses and network with students from across the country who are involved in the worker and economic justice movement.

Dates: June 15-21, 2011.

Please visit the IWJ website for more information about Student Programs, and feel free to contact Keron Blair at keronblair@gmail.com.

"The foundation of justice is good faith."—Marcus Tullius Cicero

This work is made possible by the generosity of individual donors and congregations. Please consider making a donation today.

Last updated on Wednesday, August 24, 2011.

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