Summer Internship 2014

The James & Grace Lee Boggs School 2014 Summer Internship 

Apply Now! Deadline: Monday, May 19th, 5pm


What is the Boggs School? 

The mission of the Boggs School is to nurture creative, critical thinkers who contribute to the well-being of their communities. Inspired by the work of Detroit activist-philosophers Grace Lee Boggs & James Boggs, the Boggs School uses place-based education to engage students in envisioning and creating Detroit’s future. The Boggs School recently completed its first year in operation and is currently working with students in grades K-4. 

Internship Position Description: 

The Boggs School is seeking interns between the ages of 17 and 22 to participate in a 7-week program of work and study over Summer 2014. Interns will assist with preparing the Boggs School to enter its second year by working on the school facility, working in the school garden, engaging with community members, and performing many other vital tasks. Additionally, interns will volunteer with community gardens and community-based organizations while studying the work of Detroit activists including Grace and James Boggs. Interns will participate in readings and discussions and reflect on their own vision for education and the future of Detroit.

Time Commitment: June 16-August 1st, 20 hours per week

Stipend: Monetary stipends will be paid to all interns

Skills & Interests: Education, community organizing, willingness to work with diverse groups (age, race, class, gender, ability), gardening, critical thinking, leadership abilities, collaboration, problem solving, creativity, innovation, flexibility, reliability, openness

Responsibilities: Gardening and urban agricultural work, attending workshops, reading and responding to enrichment material, preparing the Boggs School for its second year, volunteering with community-based organizations, community outreach

How to Apply: Please fill out the online application HERE.

If you have any questions or if you require a paper copy of the application, please contact Boggs School Summer Internship Coordinator Isaac Miller, by email: [email protected] or by phone: 510-725-8350