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.
- Business for Social Responsibility, a non-profit consulting organization based in San Francisco. Flexible start date and requires an 8-10 week commitment.
- Corporate Accountability International, an NGO in Boston. Tentative start date is May 29th, and internship goes through August 14th, with a maximum of 30 hours a week.
- International Corporate Accountability Roundtable, an NGO based in Washington, DC (please note this updated and correct information). Flexible start date and prefers 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)
- Southern Environmental Law Center, a non-profit public interest law firm in Chapel Hill, NC. Flexible with start/end date. Requires a 10-week commitment.
- Sustainable Finance Center at the World Resources Institute, a non-profit policy-oriented research institute in Washington, DC (topic will be Climate Finance and Human Rights). Flexible with start/end date. Requires a 10-week commitment.
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
- Writing Sample – 5-10 pages, please note at top which class this was for.
Please send complete applications to Kate Abendroth.