Summer Internships


Summer Internships

The SCFP internship was by far one of the most meaningful engagements during my college years. Working with the SCFP leadership team, fellow SCFP interns, and (most importantly) the Freedom Fellows expanded my understanding of teaching, mentoring, and the importance of a community-based education model. Because of Freedom Summer, I knew I wanted to work in the field of education. Now, years later, I have taught high school, researched strategies to improve early childhood education, and currently work on federal education policy.
— Jagir Patel, UNC '13, SCFP Intern '10

The Freedom Project is looking for entrepreneurial, ambitious, and independent  college students who have a desire to teach and mentor 7-9th graders during our Summer Freedom School.

Our interns thrive in a fast-paced environment, have a strong work ethic, and are passionate about learning from our students and developing leaders in the Mississippi Delta.

We have had interns from a variety of colleges including: UNC, Duke, the University of Mississippi, Berea College, William & Mary, NYU, Pomona College, and many more. 

9-Week Summer Internship includes two distinct opportunities:


  • 1 week of intensive civil rights and teaching training
  • 5 weeks of teaching academic classes and electives
  • Leading students in fitness
  • 1 week helping facilitate "college camp" at University of Mississippi
  • 2 weeks co-leading camping trips to civil rights sites in the south.

Media and Logistics:

  • 1 week of intensive civil rights and organizational onboarding
  • 5 weeks of documenting Freedom Summer programming and producing promotional media for the SCFP.
  • Mentoring Freedom Fellows
  • Documenting our 2 weeks of camping trips to civil rights sites and our week at the University of Mississippi.
  • Creating year-round media for the SCFP social media pages and for fundraising purposes.

Our timeline begins in early January and we are selecting our team until mid-March. Our process is rolling, so please apply early.

Please contact us at scfreedomproject@gmail.com if you have questions. 


Alternative Spring Break

Alternative Spring Break

The Freedom Project is seeking college student groups to spend an alternative spring break volunteering in the Mississippi Delta.

This is an incredible opportunity to volunteer at the Freedom Project! We are looking for groups of students to travel to the Delta and get their hands dirty making the LEAD Center a more vibrant and exciting educational facility.

If your group will be working in the Mississippi Delta and would like to spend a day with the Freedom Project, please contact us. We would love to have you visit!

Please contact us at scfreedomproject@gmail.com or email our Director of Operations Kate Gluckman at gluckmankate@gmail.com for more information on how to develop and coordinate alternative spring breaks. Thank you for your interest in working with the Sunflower County Freedom Project!


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