JDI's Internship Program: Creates Opportunities, Fosters Activism
Each semester JDI is fortunate to have tremendous interns from colleges and graduate schools at the Coalition. These interns contribute so much on a range of projects, research and activities. Our goal is for each to leave with increased skills and experience and a deeper understanding of and commitment to the social justice issues at the core of our work.
How to become an intern
If you or someone you know is interested in an internship at JDI, check out the opportunities.
Introducing the Summer 2013 Interns
Four college students worked at JDI this summer and made tremendous contributions. We asked the interns to tell us a bit about themselves. Click on their name to read their reflections on their summer internship.
Jackson Murphy is a rising senior at Connecticut College, majoring in history and pursuing a minor in government. On campus, he is a peer educator with the sexual assault prevention group “1 in 4” and an intern for the College’s Office of Sexual Violence Education & Advocacy. As a Men’s Initiative Intern with JDI, Jackson’s work focuses on the promotion and development of the White Ribbon Day Campaign. In addition to his work in sexual violence prevention, Jackson is a member of Conn College’s club baseball and soccer teams, and he also enjoys fishing.
- Cody Tracey is a twenty-year-old aspiring activist, feminist, and social organizer rockin’ with the best at Jane Doe Inc. for the summer—his first summer away from western Maryland, where he’s worked at a Quaker camp for a number of years. He’s a rising junior, Spanish major and French minor at Bates College in Lewiston Maine. He allots a hefty chunk of time on campus musically directing an all-male a cappella group and co-organizing Bates’ first Men Against Sexual Violence club. He feels especially excited to continue this work abroad during the fall semester in France and during the winter semester in Peru, where he plans to engage with community organizations.
- Kate Sim is a rising senior at Harvard joint-concentrating in Studies of Women, Gender & Sexuality and Social Studies. On campus, she is involved with feminist activism: most recently, she founded and organized Our Harvard Can Do Better (http://ourharvardcandobetter.wordpress.com/), a campaign to dismantle rape culture on campus, to reform policy and practice on sexual violence. At Jane Doe Inc., she is a research intern for the domestic violence and attempted homicide project. Additionally, Kate loves film, tv, pop, and McDonald’s.
- Jenny Smith is a rising senior at Tufts University, majoring in English. On campus, she is involved with the Cummings/Tufts Hillel Program for Holocaust and Genocide Education, which has given her the opportunity to lead a service-learning trip to Rwanda and plan programming to educate Tufts campus on issues of genocide. Jenny has also been a Health Educator for Peer Health Exchange where she has taught workshops about healthy relationships to Boston public high school students. Beyond her interestfor social justice, Jenny loves to hike and is part of Tufts Wilderness Orientation. As a Communications Intern with JDI, Jenny focuses on maintaining and analyzing all of JDI’s social media networks and is helping plan the outreach and logistics for JDI’s upcoming campaign surrounding domestic violence and sexual assault in the LGBQ/T community. After graduation next year (eek!) Jenny hopes to pursue a career in non-profit work, continuing her passion for education and women’s empowerment.