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. 

Click here for our Freedom Summer 2016 application

9-Week Summer Internship Responsibilities Include:

  • 1 week of intensive teacher training
  • 5 weeks of teaching academic classes and leading a fitness group
  • 1 week helping facilitate "college camp" at University of Mississippi
  • 2 weeks co-leading camping trips with other interns and staff

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

Please contact us at if you have questions.