Global Justice Summer Interns

The UUCSJ Global Justice Summer Internship program is so much more than just a regular internship opportunity: it’s an apprenticeship; a time to learn, grow, and be open to changing various parts of oneself. It’s a chance to raise one’s awareness of how oppression and human rights issues manifest in people’s lives; an opportunity to be exposed to dimensions and aspects of society that may not be part of one’s primary community; and lastly, a first-hand look at vocations and careers in social justice.

To date, UUCSJ has placed over 60 interns at dozens of justice and grassroots organizations around the world. Check them out below!

— 2017 Interns —

Marisa Benson

Marisa Benson

The Sanctuaries

Keene State College
Class of 2017

Social Justice Quote: Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. – Martin Luther King Jr.

Harley Boatsman

Harley Boatsman

Center for Ethical Living & Social Justice Renewal

Grinnell College
Class of 2019

Social Justice Quote: If ignorance is bliss, then knock the smile off my face. – Zack de la Rocha

Sabrina DelMonaco

Sabrina DelMonaco

Restaurant Opportunities Center of Boston

Oberlin College
Class of 2019

Social Justice Quote: I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually. – James Baldwin

Eve Feldberg

Eve Feldberg

Restaurant Opportunities Center of Boston

Tufts University
Class of 2017

Social Justice Quote: Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing. – Arundhati Roy

Emma Holcomb

Emma Holcomb

Center for Ethical Living & Social Justice Renewal

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Class of 2018

Social Justice Quote: The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life. – Jane Addams

Marisa Jurczyk

Marisa Jurczyk

Minnesota UU Social Justice Alliance

Loyola University New Orleans
Class of 2020

Social Justice Quote: When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why they are poor, they call me a communist. -Hélder Câmara

Hannah Krutiansky

Hannah Krutiansky

RAICES

Middlebury College
Class of 2019

Social Justice Quote: It always seems impossible until it’s done. ― Nelson Mandela

Sophia McKean

Sophia McKean

SimpleGifts: Unitarian Centre for Social Action

Reed College
Class of 2018

Social Justice Quote: The moral arc of the universe is long but bends towards justice. – Martin Luther King Jr.

Merritt Meehan

Merritt Meehan

SimpleGifts: Unitarian Centre for Social Action

Marlboro College
Class of 2019

Social Justice Quote: I cannot hide my anger to spare you guilt, nor hurt feelings, nor answering anger; for to do so insults and trivializes all our efforts. Guilt is not a response to anger; it is a response to one’s own actions or lack of action. – Audre Lorde

Melissa Rodney

Melissa Rodney

Rural & Migrant Ministry

American University
Class of 2017

Social Justice Quote: Because equal rights, fair play, justice, are all like the air: we all have it, or none of us has it. That is the truth of it. – Maya Angelou

Hattie Schapiro

Hattie Schapiro

Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility

Williams College
Class of 2019

Social Justice Quote: Tomorrow belongs to those of us who conceive of it as belonging to everyone; who lend the best of ourselves to it, and with joy. – Audre Lorde

Jessica Simonoff

Jessica Simonoff

Minnesota UU Social Justice Alliance

Reed College
Class of 2020

Social Justice Quote: I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept. – Angela Davis

Julia Valero

Julia Valero

RAICES

St. Olaf College
Class of 2018

Social Justice Quote: There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle, because we do not lead single-issue lives. – Audre Lorde

Hannah Van Dolsen

Hannah Van Dolsen

Rural & Migrant Ministries

Skidmore College
Class of 2016

Social Justice Quote: The love for justice that is in us is not only the best part of our being but it is also the most true to our nature. – Cesar Chavez

Vy Vu

Vy Vu

The Sanctuaries

The College of Wooster
Class of 2018

Social Justice Quote: Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more. – H. Jackson Brown Jr.

— Past Interns —

Click each box for the list of interns

2016 Interns

Abigail Crum, Center for Ethical Living and Social Justice Renewal

Rosemary Dodd, RAICES

Martha Durkee-Newman, Anne Margaret Barr Children’s Village

Abhimanyo Janamanchi, Standing on the Side of Love

Abigail Jones, UU Legislative Ministry of New Jersey

Elissa McDavid, Rural & Migrant Ministry

AnaKaren Ortiz Varela, RAICES

Sara Phelps, The Sanctuaries

Lexus Phillips, The Sanctuaries

Leidy Rogers, A Third Place

Clara Weinstein, Rural & Migrant Ministry

Liz Wendell, UU Urban Ministry: Bethany House

2015 Interns

Tara Abhasakun, Vidhayak Sansad

Elizabeth Baggett, Anne Margaret Barr Children’s Village

Katie Carey, Anne Margaret Barr Children’s Village

Carmen Francesco, Vidhayak Sansad

Ah-reum Han, The Sanctuaries

Ruth Hanna, UU Urban Ministry

Joy Ikekuha, Food Chain Workers Alliance

Carter Smith, Standing on the Side of Love

James Spector-Bishop, Food Chain Workers Alliance

Lucy Tucker, Center for Ethical Living and Social Justice Renewal

Liz Wendell, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon

Kayla Williams, The Sanctuaries

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