The Shari Prestemon Social Justice Internship provides young adults between the ages of 19 and 35 with a unique opportunity to participate in a 10-week summer program tailored to their interests. Drawing on the Mission’s long experience in community engagement and advocacy for justice, the internship will nurture participants’ passion for social justice and develop their appreciation for the mission’s role in seeking social justice.
Back Bay Mission pays the cost of transportation to Biloxi at the beginning of the intern’s stay and for transportation home at the end. We also provide housing in a cottage on the Mission’s campus. Finally, the Mission provides a generous stipend of $2500 while the intern is with us.
The internship is named for former Back Bay Mission Executive Director Shari Prestemon, who first came to the Mission as an intern before serving on our board and, eventually, as executive director.
We are extending the applications submission date to March 15, 2018, and notifications will be made by April 15, 2018.