The social justice internship program in New York City is a partnership between Central College and the Collegiate Churches of New York. The program examines a variety of social justice issues using interdisciplinary approaches.

Course Description

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Social Justice will examine a variety of social justice issues using interdisciplinary approaches, including Peace Studies, literature, and the arts.  Students will gain an understanding of the theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of social justice issues and will apply these ideas in class discussion and written assignments.  Students will also reflect on their own experiences as an intern in a social justice related nonprofit or community organization, making connections between their internship experience and the course material.  The course will be team taught by two Central College faculty, Dr. Kim Koza and Dr. Michael Harris, and will incorporate guest speakers, site visits, films and arts events and exhibits with related themes.

Internship Placement

Students will intern approximately 20 hours per week at sites in New York City with social justice missions. Efforts will be made to identify placements that align with students’ interests as expressed in their application materials and interviews. 

Student Goals

Program Dates

May 31 to July 3, 2015


Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Social Justice is a 4-credit course with an embedded internship component.  


Open to students from Central College and those in its cooperating partner network who have third-year standing and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Students from all backgrounds are welcome to apply.

Program Fee


What's included:

Application Process

Download the application here
Internship approval form
Recommendation form


Lyn Isaacson

Lyn Isaacson

Associate Dean for Global Education
Office: Central Hall 204
Phone: 641-628-5266