Center for Ethical Living and Social Justice Renewal

New Orleans, Louisiana

The Center for Ethical Living and Social Justice Renewal (CELSJR) is a catalyst in New Orleans and beyond for promoting social, economic, environmental and racial justice.  We do this through activism, community engagement, organizing and transformational learning.

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Internship Description

General office support, assist with service learning groups when they come to stay with us, attend meetings and workshops. Assist in the kitchen. Be open to being on a journey of learning about social justice issues in New Orleans.

  • Specific Skills Needed: An interest or passion and some education around issues of oppression
  • Number of Intern Placements: 2
  • Internship Time Frame: First week of June through the end of July or early August 2018

Know BEFORE You Apply

CELSJR can offer support in finding low-cost housing; typically, interns have either stayed with local relatives, or members of the greater New Orleans UU community has offered housing to interns.

Having a car is easiest as public transportation can be a challenge – but it’s also an option.

Interns are eligible for a stipend of no more than $1,500 from UUCSJ to assist with food, local public transit, and incidentals, depending on a variety of factors. Applicants are encouraged to seek other sources of funding, including grants from colleges and foundations, congregational support, and Faithify, or other crowd sourcing fundraisers.

From CELSJR staff: We are small organization of four staff. We have a cultural environment that is not rooted in traditional “office culture” and work hard to undo that.

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Heather Vickery is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with UU congregations, State Action Networks, past UU College of Social Justice (UUCSJ) program participants, and regional staff in order to expand engagement in UUSC and UUCSJ’s work. As the Coordinator for Congregational Activism, she manages the workshop offerings and group visits to the UUSC/UUCSJ office and assists with communications for the Activism and Justice Education Team. Heather is an active member of the Boston Immigration Justice Accompaniment Network and a dedicated dog-mom to her rescue puppy Nova.

Heather may be contacted at and 617-301-4303