Liberal Arts Career Services
Liberal Arts Career Services

Grassroots Leadership, WGS 379L: Internship in Women’s and Gender Studies, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job Id 8590

Fri, October 31, 2014

Grassroots Leadership is nationally recognized for our work to confront a private prison industry that profits from pain. This work intersects with the immigrant rights movement because of private prisons’ financial interests in locking up immigrants. To that end, we coordinate a visitation program at the T. Don Hutto Detention Center in Taylor, Texas, which holds approximately 500 mostly asylum seeking immigrant women. The goals of the program are to break the isolation of detention, monitor for human rights violations in the facility and develop advocates against detention. A WGS 379L intern’s responsibilities might include visiting with program volunteers, supporting the documentation of their visits in our database (including maintenance of the database of volunteer visitors), writing about visitation and detention for our blog and newsletter, preparing materials for visitation orientations, supporting community conversation about visitation and detention on our social media channels and more.


BTT Gateway Job Id 8590

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    Austin, Texas 78712-1508