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Contact Information:

Phone (202) 635-2757 ext. 132

Education for Justice
1225 Otis St. NE
Washington, DC 20017

efj@coc.org

Who We Are

The Education for Justice Web Project was created to help teachers, social action directors, parish members, campus ministers, and others in leadership roles to meet the challenge of sharing Catholic Social Teaching and bring greater awareness to social justice issues. Through all of the materials available on the web site, we seek not only to introduce Catholic Social Teaching to a wider audience but to help deepen the knowledge of this essential element of faith and to help develop solidarity with all those in the global community who are suffering and oppressed.

History

Founded in 1971 at the initiative of the Society of Jesus and the United States Catholic Conference, the Center of Concern is an independent organization engaged in social analysis, theological reflection, research, education and policy advocacy. The Center's mandate was, and still is, to educate the U.S. Church on issues of international justice and to serve the Church's ministry of Gospel justice. During its 35-year history, the Center of Concern has developed a reputation for high quality work and leadership on critical justice issues. For over a quarter of a century, the Center has promoted Catholic Social Teaching, working closely with religious communities in the United States and throughout the world, with the Catholic Bishops' Development and Peace organizations in both English-speaking countries and throughout Europe. The Center's work has focused on issues of debt, poverty, unemployment and social disintegration, human rights, women, food and hunger policy, environment, Catholic Social Thought, and Jubilee Justice.

Internships with Education for Justice

Education for Justice has worked with many graduate and undergraduate interns throughout our 35 years. On average, about 15 assist the Center throughout the year. Their research work, positive attitudes, and resourcefulness have increased the outreach of the Center in many ways.

About  Internships

Each year between 10 and 15 Interns and Visiting Researchers spend from six weeks to six months with us giving invaluable service in research for our web site, for our publications, and for our conferences. They enjoy contributing to our social and economic justice research work, attending conferences, networking with our colleagues, and participating in the life of the Center. We owe them much for their contribution to our work and to our life at the Center.

In general, our short-term interns all come from American universities. Our internships are un-paid though we can assist with local transportation costs and we do provide lunch.

Seeking: Undergrad and Graduate students in International studies, Religious studies, Education or related areas.
Goal: Contribute to the Education for Justice Web Site and other materials needed for conferences and publications.
Description of the Work:
Research and evaluate educational material on global justice issues (poverty, hunger, human rights, women's rights, people-centered development, trade) through the lens of Catholic Social Teaching. Help develop and write fact sheets and educational materials on global justice issues. Assist with communications by email, phone, letter.
Assist with Education for Justice website development.
Provide general support as needed.
Qualifications:
Senior or graduate student, or university graduate.
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
Some background in justice issues.
Flexible and dependable.
Educational experience and/or website skills a plus but not necessary.
Hours and time: negotiable depending on intern's schedule.
Start date: on-going
Length of Commitment: Depends upon availability. Prefer semester or longer.
Center of Concern internships are un-paid. However, local transportation costs and lunch are provided by the Center of Concern.
To apply: Please mail, fax or email a cover letter of interest and brief resume to:

Education for Justice
1225 Otis St NE
Washington, DC 20017-2516
Fax: 202 832 9494
e-mail: internships@coc.org
Web site: www.coc.org

Volunteer Opportunities

Education for Justice welcomes interested volunteers to assist us in making the project better. At the present time we are looking for interested volunteer to provide the following services:

Spanish Translation
Clerical support
Database Work
Technology support

Contact Information:
Education for Justice
1225 Otis St. NE
Washington, DC 20017
(202) 635-2757 ext. 132
Fax: (202) 832-9494
Web address: www.educationforjustice.org