Community Change provides leadership training through its Internship Programs. Internships provide students in high school, college and graduate studies supervised practical training in the knowledge, skills and attitudes of doing antiracism education and organizing.
The purpose of CCI's Civil Rights Internship program is to enhance the disposition, knowledge, and skills of young activists and scholars who will be future leaders in the struggle against racism. At the end of their internship, they bring what they have learned from their experience at CCI back to their schools, work, and communities. The internship experience educates participants about the causes and effects of systemic racism, provides the interns with practical experience improving race relations through community organizing, strengthens their life commitment to racial justice, and motivates them to continue their education in preparation for careers in civil rights.
The challenge in evaluations is to define what success looks like, then attempt to measure or otherwise capture that success. In our program, the interns themselves contribute to defining their own success. The meaning of success varies for each intern and is adjusted according to his or her input. Our challenge is to articulate the goals of the program and to develop indicators of success while leaving room for each individual to work within them.
We are not accepting applications at this time for the 2016 Summer Civil Rights Internship Program. We are in the process of revamping the program, please check back in March 2016.