The Interfaith Summer Internship Program (ISIP) is a paid opportunity and has a three-part mission:
- To train Princeton students in interfaith organizing through a hands-on summer internship in New York City;
- To partner with secular organizations that work with underserved communities; and
- To develop greater public awareness about the role that interfaith, defined as the encounter of religious difference in the public sphere, can play in fostering civil society. Working with a secular host organization, students will learn collectively through a weeklong intensive program about religion and civic life, their own academic inquiry into the social role of religion, and regular-peer group meetings. Their work intentionally connects secular organizations, grassroots religious communities, and scholars.
ISIP is an intensive, rich and rewarding summer internship that includes light but required programing in the spring and fall.
ISIP Runs from June 9 - Aug 11, 2014.
Each student will have five components to their placement:
- A Field-Based Seminar – This one-week course will initiate the internship, and will teach students about religious diversity and the social moral role of religion in New York.
- The Internship – Is an eight-week program.
- Weekly Peer Group Meetings – Students will have the opportunity to collaborate and expand upon work with other interns in the program.
- Organization Report – Interns will write a report for their organization that helps their supervisors understand the role religion can play for their work.
- On-campus Events – Students will organize on-campus events that bring religious leaders and supervisors from New York to campus, to continue the conversation about religion and civil society.
Harlem Community Justice Center seeks to solve neighborhood problems in East and Central Harlem. www.courtinnovation.org/project/harlem-community-justice-center
Just Food connects communities and local farms with the resources and support they need to make fresh, locally grown food accessible to all New Yorkers. www.justfood.org/about-us
NYC Department of Probations www.nyc.gov/html/prob/html/home/home.shtml
NYC Department for Youth and Community Development helps to fund effective community-based organizations. www.nyc.gov/html/dycd/html/home/home.shtml
ROC-NY is a membership-based workers' center organizing for improved conditions for New York City restaurant workers. www.rocny.org
West Harlem Environmental Action (WE ACT) builds healthy communities by assuring low-income/people of color help forge fair environmental health policies and practices. www.weact.org
For more information, contact Matthew Weiner, Associate Dean, Office of Religious Life, at firstname.lastname@example.org.