Traprock Center for Peace and Justice provides leadership to end war and address environmental and justice issues nationally and locally in the Pioneer Valley, thinking globally while acting locally. Traprock is project-oriented and updates and expands its focus in response to current needs.
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OverviewGreenfield Community College and the Traprock Center for Peace and Justice have created a paid internship for up to 10 hours per week to support and encourage action in the field(s) of peace, social justice studies, and the environment. The award will be made to any student whose goals and intentions are to work towards change regarding peace and social justice in the world and whose commitment to peace and justice extends beyond the college experience.
Start dateSeptember 2020 or until internship is filled
End dateDecember 2020 (may be extended for the full year)
The internship will be student-directed and faculty-guided. It is important that the intern have a clear sense of what they wish to achieve and accomplish with their project. The intern will meet weekly with the faculty supervisor to check progress, provide support, and keep track of time-sheets. The student will also make a presentation at the end of the semester to the Traprock board to explain how their project was executed.
Required intern qualifications
Applicants can propose any project or action that meets the intent of the Traprock mission and the vision of the student. Students are not limited to one academic/discipline area. For example, an art student may wish to create a show of visual art around a specific topic related to political, social, or environmental justice. A student in the natural sciences may have a project around ways to increase awareness of climate change. A student with an interest in political science may wish to organize a voter registration drive. A student of Gender and Women’s studies may have an idea for healthcare access or activism. (This list is not exhaustive – this is just some ideas to get you started
Desired outcomes of internship
The student will make a presentation at the end of the semester to the Traprock board to explain how their project was executed.
Compensation: $12.75/hr. and GCC will waive the cost of the internship credits