Kenan Institute Offers Pathways of Change

Deadline: January 25, 2017

The Pathways of Change is a new program by the Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics being launched this summer for a cohort of students interested in the following three areas: business and human rights/CSR (corporate social responsibility), and, conditional on funding, women’s rights and environmental justice. Students will intern with different types of organizations working for social change across these three fields, and will work together during the summer and fall 2017 to  the tradeoffs between different approaches towards social change.

  • Each internship will come with a $5,000 dollar stipend.
  • The partner organizations will be pre-selected, and serve as hosts to the summer intern.
  • Students will participate in an interdisciplinary ½ credit seminar in the Fall of 2017 on Theories and Strategies of Social Change.

List of Partner Organizations

Business and Human Rights/CSR (corporate social responsibility):
  • Accountability Counsel, an NGO in San Francisco. Flexible with start/end date. Requires a 10 week commitment.
  • SAS, a multinational software company based in Cary, North Carolina. Flexible start date and 8-10 week commitment.
Women’s Rights: (coming soon)
Environmental Justice (this list is still being updated)

Applications and Deadlines

Applications will be due January 25th, 2017. To apply to the Pathways of Change program, please include the documents noted below in a single PDF, in the order listed, with pages numbered:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • Writing Sample – 5-10 pages, please note at top which class this was for.

Please send complete applications to Kate Abendroth.

Questions? Look to our FAQs first. If you still have questions, please email Suzanne Katzenstein.