Racial Justice Internships

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President Spencer recently wrote to the alumni community to outline Bates’ commitment to the work of anti-racism at Bates. As part of this commitment, Bates is seeking to raise funds for six new internships focused on racial justice through the Center for Purposeful Work. Two Bates Trustees have offered to match, dollar-for-dollar, any gifts made to this internship fund between now and June 30, up to $24,000.

With community support, these six internships will be funded for the summers of 2021 and 2022 as part of the ongoing commitment to the work of anti-racism for the Bates community. The Center for Purposeful Work will coordinate three core employer internships while three of these opportunities will be up to student determination. Additional support - above and beyond our fundraising goal - will be used to expand the number of internship opportunities.

Purposeful Work Internships help students identify and cultivate their interests and strengths and provide opportunities for them to acquire the knowledge, experiences, and relationships necessary to pursue their aspirations with imagination and integrity. Join the effort to create these new racial justice internships and support the next generation of Bates leaders committed to anti-racism.

Read President Spencer's statement here.



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