About Us
About Us
Internship Opportunities

Our Mission

Intersections International leads people to unite across lines of difference in mutual pursuit of social justice, globally and locally. We create a safe space at the crossroads of some of our world’s most critical conflicts, engaging dissimilar communities in dialogue, service, advocacy and artistic expression. Together, we work toward a just world—united in diversity.  To learn more about us go to: www.intersections.org.

Our Vision

At Intersections International, we envision a time when our distinct identities no longer incite division, discrimination, destruction and despair.  We envision a just world—united in diversity, a world in which human differences serve to advance connection, equality, respect and abundance for all people.

Our Work

Our four interactive programs stand at the intersection of veterans and civilians, divided nations and peoples, artistic engagement and community values, and Christianity and LGBTQ equality. Intersections’ unique and proven methodology creates safe space for people to come together across these lines—in contrasting (and sometimes volatile) environments. We work with our participants to discover common ground and pursue justice through four modes of action: dialogue, service, advocacy and artistic expression.

We are proud to open our doors to sharp students who wish to take full advantage of our exciting internship opportunities. Qualified students, who are selected for an internship, will be mentored and exposed to our four program areas. In addition, students will experience the advantages of working in a small, yet robust, nonprofit work environment where they will get more hands-on experience and recognition than they can imagine. Entrepreneurial students will have an opportunity to have a meaningful experience in making a difference in the communities we serve. They will work alongside experienced staff members; collaborate on strengthening the foundation of current programs; promote the organization’s online presence; increase available academic and abstract resources; and influence national and international policy.

Go ahead and explore our website!  We want you to get a better understanding of the work that we do. Then write to us. Let us know the specific area you are interested in for your spring/summer internship.

Eligibility

Intersections’ internships are associated with an academic program where the student will receive academic credit and have hours/supervision requirements.

Internship opportunities are open to qualified students affiliated with an accredited academic institution for academic credit. Our internships are unpaid, but we will support the academic institution’s requirements for students by completing all necessary paperwork. We will also provide daily refreshments.

Supervision

All interns will have direct supervision from a staff member. Our staff is committed to ensuring that interns have appropriate assignments that are related to the student’s academic program.

Application

Submit your Cover Letter, Resume, and a Sample of your Academic Work to: internship@intersections.org

Your cover letter must include the following:

  1. Requirements of your academic program

  2. Specific area(s) of interest for your internship along with the contributions you believe will add value to the work of our organization: 

  • Accounting
  • Arts: Performance & Visual
  • Business Administration
  • Communications
  • Development/Fundraising
  • Editing/Writing
  • Film/Video
  • Graphic Design
  • Hospitality
  • Human Resources
  • International Relations
  • Interreligious Studies
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Photography
  • Program Analytics & Evaluation
  • Public Relations
  • Social Media
  • Video/Multimedia
  • Web Design

Our internship is ongoing and will adjust to your academic institution’s semester.

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Mr. Murray Sams, Jr. is an Army Veteran with six years of service. He joined in 1964 and was stationed in Munich, Germany where he was with the Fifth Battalion, 32nd Armory as a gunner and tank commander. But before his heroic service, the 74 year old was working as an orderly at Hillman Hospital in Alabama on a Sunday morning 55 years ago.

 

It was 10:22am September 15, 1963, when the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL was bombed. Many were hurt, but four little girls lost their lives while in Sunday School. Denise McNair was just 11 years old. Carole Robertson, Addie Mae Collins and Cynthia Wesley were 14 years old. That infamous church bombing was one of the most horrific of the Civil Rights Movement and Mr. Sams was there when the girls were brought into the hospital.

 

It was no surprise the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church was targeted. It had been a central meeting place for the burgeoning Civil Rights Movement. Following the terrorist attack, it continued as a historic strong hold in the fight for racial justice. Members of the KKK Cahaba Group were eventually convicted in the deadly bombing. Herman Cash was suspected, but died before being prosecuted. Robert Chambliss was convicted in November 1977, Thomas Blanton was convicted in 2000 and Bobby Cherry was ultimately convicted in May 2002.

 

Four little girls died that day 55 years ago, as did two other teenagers when fires and rioting broke out throughout the city of Birmingham. This violent church bombing was a costly, yet pivotal moment in the civil rights struggle.

Mr. Murray Sams, Jr. is an Army Veteran with six years of service. He joined in 1964 and was stationed in Munich, Germany where he was with...

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