Justice, Freedom, & Dignity Internships

Passionate about social justice? Do you want to fight human trafficking? Do you want to learn what it takes to be an abolitionist in the 21st century? Do you want to learn how to put your skills to use to make a difference in other people’s lives?

The Global Center for Women and Justice is looking for dedicated and passionate people to take a stand against modern slavery and recognize the dignity of every person. Work alongside expert practitioners and build your professional resume.

Apply today to be a Justice, Freedom, and Dignity Intern. To apply, send your resume and a cover letter indicating your intended start date and availability to gcwj@vanguard.edu.


The GCWJ Team Lead Intern will work closely with GCWJ staff to aid in the office and event tasks, and oversee interns in their individual projects and responsibilities. 

Essential Job Functions:

  • As lead intern, assist and oversee all interns on individual projects and assignments.
  • Schedule one-on-one’s monthly with each intern to keep updated with projects and student and work life balance.
  • Maintain the main GCWJ website to keep updated with new and relevant information.
  • Assist in developing monthly e-newsletter in coordination with other interns and admin assistant.
  • Check and respond to GCWJ email daily.
  • Maintain database of Women and Justice Studies Minors and track students’ progress through graduation.
  • Strategize and manage GCWJ monthly blogs, including conducting interviews with local businesses, professors, alum, and community leaders.
  • Curate information and data for annual impact report.
  • Assist with GCWJ signature events, conferences, and seminars as directed.
  • Perform other related tasks as request by GCWJ Staff.

The Outreach Intern will work with Lead Intern and campus departments to facilitate educational events for the Vanguard student body.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Work collaboratively with other interns, students, Vanguard staff, and faculty members to serve as a liaison for student engagement opportunities.
  • Work with GCWJ staff to develop co-curricular events and services for students.
  • Host hangouts and casual events to build community among WJST Minors.
  • Lead the promotion of student events and volunteer recruitment.
  • Bring creative ideas and energy to the position.
  • Spearhead REACH and collaborate with other organizations and clubs on campus.
  • Collaborate with Social Media intern to grow GCWJ awareness and participation.
  • With the support of the Coordinator, initiate external outreach with organizations and universities to promote GCWJ partnership outside of Vanguard and invite students to engage in networking opportunities.
  • Partner with GEO office to organize WJST volunteer opportunities each semester.
  • Development partnership with O.C.C. students.
  • Preforms other related tasks as request by GCWJ Staff.

The Marketing Intern will work independently to develop social media plans and event graphics, and may also be assigned special projects to create awareness around human trafficking and the efforts of the Global Center.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Attend all signature and student events.
  • Manage social media postings on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn, ensuring uniform content and tone of voice for landing pages, graphics, and other elements within the various platforms.
  • Use Hootsuite to schedule all social media posts, including scheduled posts over the weekend if needed.
  • Using digital strategies, maintain an online presence and increase base of support by following and engaging with audience and like-minded individuals/organizations.
  • Conduct social media campaigns to advance advocacy efforts.
  • Curate story content for video post and update previous promotional videos.
  • Use CANVA and other editing software to help create content for all platforms.
  • Coordinate with Podcast Intern to post about new episodes.
  • Post about relevant international and national holidays to increase engagement.
  • Update and maintain GCWJ photo database on Dropbox for all events.
  • Perform other related tasks as requested by GCWJ Staff.

The Podcast Intern will work with the Podcast Technical Director to produce the bi-weekly Ending Human Trafficking podcast.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Review and proofread podcast transcripts.
  • Create Ending Human Trafficking website posts.
  • Create and send email campaigns for each podcast episode.
  • Update back catalog of episodes.
  • Work with Marketing Intern to create content for posts.
  • Collaborate with Podcast Technical Director each episode.
  • Work independently and efficiently to release each podcast on time.
  • Respond to listener feedback, comments and emails.
  • Work with Dr. Morgan to develop a guest speaker booking process.
  • Preforms other related tasks as requested by GCWJ Staff.

The Events Intern will work closely with the Coordinator on GCWJ signature events, such as Priceless Luncheon, Women in Leadership Series, and Ensure Justice Conference.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Attend and assist in planning, logistics, and execution of all signature events.
  • Assist with GCWJ annual event planning and execution of onsite event logistics.
  • Assist in event/program planning administrative needs of the GCWJ office.
  • Communicate over email with inside and outside partners and students in regard to events.
  • Assists the GCWJ Coordinator in communicating with community partners and event attendees.
  • Submit event announcements to Inside VU for all upcoming events.
  • Coordinate with SFD to request chapel announcements and alternative chapel credit.
  • Coordinate with students and professors to recruit volunteers.
  • Preforms other related tasks as request by GCWJ Staff.


As a GCWJ Intern: You will study the issues. You will be a voice. You’ll make a difference.

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