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Become a Freedom Fellow!


Become a Freedom Fellow!



Your decision to become a Freedom Fellow is a serious one because our program is rigorous, a full-time commitment, and requires that you dedicate yourself to growing as a student and leader. But if you are ready to put in the work, we are ready to support you each and every step to and through college!

To apply for our Fellowship, please complete our application and waiver form. Our staff will reach out with 48 hours to you to talk about next steps in becoming a Freedom Fellow!


Careers @ the SCFP

Careers @ the SCFP

Americorps VISTA

Americorps VISTA a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or public agency. In return for their service, AmeriCorps VISTA members receive a modest living allowance and health benefits during their service, and have the option of receiving a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award or post-service stipend after completing their service.

The SCFP VISTA service member works to develop capacity by:

  • Building systems to track student success and donor generosity!

  • Building relationships with parents and community partners!

  • Appyling for grants to support programming!

  • Planning and executing volunteer opportunities for students!

  • Communicating with partners about events and student success!

How do I apply?

We are currently accepting applications and hope to start this position in late August, 2018. Go to and fill out an application. Send a resume and cover letter to If you have questions or want to apply, please contact Laura Martin: or (662) 915-2078. With questions about the Freedom Project, contact Kate Gluckman at or (662) 569-2441.

Part-Time Driver

We need a part-time driver to work Monday- Thursday driving Ruleville students to and from the LEAD Center in Sunflower, MS. Hours would include 3:00-4:30pm pick-ups at school and then 7:30-8:30 pm drop offs in Ruleville. Driver must have a valid drivers license, a clean driving record, and must pass a background check. Strong candidates will enjoy spending time with students and will believe in the SCFP mission and culture.

Pay is $10.00/hour, with approximately 10 hours of work each week. This is a contractual position and does not include any benefits.


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 CLOSED FOR SUMMER 2018.

Please contact us at 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 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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