Internship opportunity in racial justice

Posted September 17th, 2012 by
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The Tracing Center on Histories and Legacies of Slavery is seeking a fall intern in the Boston area to work on issues of racial justice. Project assignments can be tailored to the intern’s interests and experience, but possibilities include research on issues related to the history and legacy of racial discrimination, design of educational and civic dialogue programs, social media and public relations outreach, fundraising initiatives, and event management.

Applicants should have an interest in social justice, especially racial justice, and may also be interested in non-profit outreach and advocacy, education issues, communities of faith, the use of film for social advocacy, or public history.

The position is unpaid, and we are looking for someone to commit to 10-20 hrs/week. Those interested should e-mail a cover letter and resume to

The Tracing Center on Histories and Legacies of Slavery was founded in 2009 to carry out the racial-justice mission arising out of our Emmy-nominated PBS documentary, Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North. The film follows ten descendants of New England slave traders in exploring the under-appreciated role of the North, and the entire nation, in slavery and racial discrimination. Our mission is to create greater awareness of historic complicity in slavery and the transatlantic slave trade and to inspire acknowledgement, dialogue and active response to this history and its many legacies. We do this for the purpose of racial and economic justice, healing, and reconciliation.

2 Responses to “Internship opportunity in racial justice”

  1. Stephanie Williams Says:

    I missed your most recent event on October 10th but would like to be added to any lists for future events.
    Thank you. Stephanie Williams

  2. James DeWolf Perry Says:

    Thank you, Stephanie. I have your e-mail address, and we'll add you to our mailing list.

    Please note that our October 10 campaign launch in Watertown was just one of six local community launches of our "From Emancipation to Equality" campaign in Massachusetts this year. We have another one tonight in Worcester, and the last of the six will be in Medford on Nov. 13. For more information on the Medford event, see

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