Student Summer Internship Program

The application for Summer 2023 is now open! Apply here by *EXTENDED DEADLINE* Sunday March 26th, 11:59 p.m. and watch a recording of our virtual Info Session for Interested Prospective Students here

This program supports UChicago undergrad students, UChicago grad students, UChicago students graduating in June 2023, and community interns with funding for 10 weeks of full-time (35hr/ week) work in racial justice or abolition organizations and movement spaces. This is an opportunity to support and grow the power and capacities of host organizations or organizing communities, as well as create an opportunity for interns to gain hands-on experience working toward social change. In addition to working with their host organizations, interns are invited to build community with one another through cohort gatherings, workshops, check-in's, and skill shares throughout the summer.

UChicago Student Interns (Undergraduates, Graduate Students, and students graduating in June 2023 are welcome to apply)

  • Has already secured an unpaid internships with a relevant host organization OR is interest in specific positions offered by our 2023 partner host organizations: The REAL Youth Initiative and The Prison+Neighborhood Arts/Education Project. (Read about the internship positions open at REAL and PNAP here.)
  • Demonstrates an interest or has experience advancing racial justice/ abolition movements
  • Demonstrates exemplary leadership and collaboration
  • Prepared to engage in a total of 10 weeks of full-time work (35hr/ week) 

Community Interns (interns who are not affiliated with UChicago) 

  • Selected by the partner organization based on exemplary leadership, collaboration, and commitment to organization's mission and values
  • Must have worked with the organization, movement space, campaign, etc. for at least 1 year prior
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Demonstrates an interest or has experience advancing racial justice/ abolition movements
  • Prepared to engage in a total of 10 weeks of full time (35hr/ week) work to help grow and build capacity within the host organization
  • Ideally someone who would otherwise not be compensated for their work
  • Justice impacted and undocumented folks are encouraged to apply. CSRPC will not run any background checks on interns. 

Undergraduate student interns are awarded $6,000 stipends. Alumni, graduate students, and community interns are awarded $8,000 stipends. These stipends are issued at the beginning of the summer and can be used to support any work-related expenses including travel, housing, living, and healthcare over the course of Summer 2023. 

PAST COHORT (Summer 2022) 
You can read more about our inaugural program and cohort in our CSRPC Summer Internship Program 2022 Report

Questions? Reach out to Beth Awano (