Amina Yabis, Coordinator of Cherry Buttons Cooperative, Sefrou, Morocco. Photo: Susan Schaefer Davis.
The following opportunities are open to first, second and third-year students of any major. International programs are open to both HC and BMC students.
Interns will be selected through written applications and interviews. The CPGC covers travel and living expenses in addition to summer earnings expectations.
Social Justice Issues in Contemporary Mexico - Casa de los Amigos, Mexico City
Four students live at the Casa de los Amigos, a Quaker hospitality center in the heart of Mexico City. Time is spent evenly between running the Casa as a member of its volunteer staff and working with a local non-profit agency. Spanish proficiency is required.
Teaching English with Amity Foundation - Nanjing, China
This internship is available to four students who will spend nine weeks in China. There are three main components: working in the Amity Foundation's Social Services Center in Nanjing; outreach to English language learners in northern Jiangsu Province; and the Summer English Program, teaching English to middle school teacher in various placement sites throughout northeast China.
Women's Empowerment - Sefrou and Ifrane, Morocco
Opportunities include academic research on the Moroccan NGO climate and work with rural women at an Empowerment Center and Craft Collective.
Environmental Justice and Community Agriculture, Nicaragua
The CPGC will support up to 5 students to spend 10 weeks in rural Nicaragua. Opportunities range from agriculture as a mechanism for rehabilitating street children, workshops in support of small-scale agricultural initiatives for domestic violence survivors, and community-based ecotourism initiatives. All placements are courtesy of long-term colleagues at ProNica.
"Thinking Together" in Dalun, Ghana
Lagim Tehi Tuma (“Thinking Together” in Dagbani), is a Bi-Co fellowship with the community of Dalun, Ghana. This project combines intensive team-building, collaborative study, and small, experimental education-focused projects to foster dialogue through which participants think together about culture, power, history, and learning.
Berlin Friends of Mauerpark - Berlin, Germany
The CPGC and Hurford Center are pleased to co-sponsor an 8-10 week internship with Friends of Mauerpark, a NGO and community organization in Berlin, Germany. Friends of Mauerpark are dedicated to re-purposing the former dividing line of the Berlin Wall (and its infamous “Death Strip”) into livable, usable urban space. This connection, brokered by Professor Paul Farber, connects a student with a dynamic community organization that has stewarded the Mauerpark over the last decade.
Asian Arts Initiative
Work on public arts programming, development, and marketing with a community-based arts center in Philadelphia that engages artists and everyday people in the creation of art that explores the diverse experiences of Asian-Americans.
Leadership Development - High Rocks, WV
Work as a mentor and role model for middle and high-school girls participating in an award-winning academic enrichment and leadership program located in the Appalachian mountains.
Urban Education - Philadelphia Public School Notebook
Enhance community capacity towards educational change and school development through an independent news organization. Intern duties include writing and researching for the fall edition which profiles high schools and the selection process.
Environment and Food Sustainability - Haverford Garden
Work the land and build community with this campus environmental initiative that strives to both educate about the importance of food sustainability and produce a portion of the food consumed by students.
Learn how to farm and teach about food and farming in Northwest Philadelphia through cooperative community farm activities.
Public Education - Philadelphia Futures
Serve as a teacher assistant in an academic summer program for high school students. Interns also provide tutoring and assistance with non-profit administration.
Human Rights & Publishing - Voice Of Witness
Assist with a variety of projects that are integral to the creation, promotion, and funding of this book series which depicts human rights crises through the stories of the men and women who experience them.
Facing History and Ourselves - Brookline, MA
Intern with an organization whose mission is to engage students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote and develop a more humane and informed citizenry.