Racial and Social Justice Internships

Sara Sánchez Alarcón ’23.5


Sara Sanchez Alarcon working.

Resilience, Inc., Tampa, FL This summer I had the opportunity to try my hand at working with Resilience Inc., a medium-sized nonprofit that focuses on providing K-12 schools their social emotional learning curriculum and tools. Their aim is to develop students’ mindfulness in their mental health in the hopes of… Continue reading »

Eddy Lee ’24


Eddy Lee at work.

21st Century Community Learning Center, Pittsfield, MA This summer I had the amazing opportunity to work in Pittsfield with the 21st Community Learning Center as a middle school teacher. I worked with Reid Middle School for my Winter Study as a writing intern for the month of January and loved… Continue reading »

Carolyn Mielke ’23


Carolyn Mielke at work.

Housing Options & Planning Enterprises, Inc., Oxon Hill, MD This summer I did a remote internship with a nonprofit based out of Maryland called Housing Options & Planning Enterprises (H.O.P.E.), a HUD-approved counseling agency that provides its community with financial literacy, pre-purchase and foreclosure intervention programs. H.O.P.E.’s staff provides comprehensive… Continue reading »

Jennifer Philistin ’24


Jennifer Philistin working.

Berkshire NAACP, Pittsfield, MA This summer, I had the opportunity to intern with Berkshire County’s chapter of the NAACP. I worked with Dr. Jones-Sneed who is the chair of the education committee and a lead consultant for the Black Berkshire Oral History Initiative—the project that we worked on for the… Continue reading »

Jules Gaskin-West ’24


Jules Gaskin-West sharing the lesson plan.

Tyler Street Lab, Pittsfield, MA This summer, I had the privilege of working with Shirley Edgerton, board member of the Tyler Street Lab and Pittsfield Public School District’s Proficiency Coach, curating summer curriculum in the arts for low-income elementary school students in the area. It was my every intention to… Continue reading »

Chloe Jiang ’24


Chloe Jiang working.

Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services, New Haven, CT This summer, I worked as a volunteer coordination intern at the nonprofit organization Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services in New Haven. Since the organization relies heavily on help from volunteers and interns, my main role was to manage roughly 300 volunteers. I… Continue reading »