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CHID's Summer Internship Program Open for Enrollment!

Submitted by Caterina Rost on April 20, 2016 - 10:58am

CHID's Summer Internship Program Open for Enrollment!

  • 12-credits
  • CHID 399 A&B/CHID 498A
  • VLPA

CHID's 2016 Local/Global Engagements: Theory, Agency, and Change provides a unique opportunity for participating undergraduates to earn full-time, academic credit while exploring some of the most significant issues of our time. Over a 9-week period, this unique 12-credit program involves students as interns in globally-focused Seattle area not-for-profit organizations and as participants in a highly interactive seminar on the UW’s Seattle campus. Utilizing their internship experiences, case studies, theoretical texts, and a range of artistic resources to inform their learning, students explore issues like structural inequalities, colonialism, forced migration and displacement, state violence, climate change and ecocide. Students also reflect on their own social positioning and agency, gain skill with a variety of critical and visionary interpretive frameworks, and examine how social justice movements and other collectivities work to link theory with practice in efforts to create a more just and healthy world. The program provides participants with an exceptional and supportive interdisciplinary space in which to grow as active and effective agents in their own education and communities.

In upcoming weeks, we’ll be holding two information sessions to provide more information about what students can expect from the program.

Info Sessions!

Wed.  April 20 - 4:30-5:30

Mon. May 2 - 4:30-5:30

Padelford C-101

Please contact Tara Fisher (internship coordinator) at with questions about internships or Tamara Myers (the program’s coordinator) at with questions about the seminar or any other questions about the program. 

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