Student Internship Program
The Every Learner Everywhere Student Internship Program began in Spring of 2021 as the Student Fellowship Program. The Fellowship program was a six-month-long, project-based fellowship that enabled Fellows to work on interest and skill-aligned projects and develop meaningful professional relationships with a variety of Every Learner network partners. In Spring of 2023, we launched the Student Internship Program, which will allow us to take on five-eight student interns per year for 12-week terms. The Every Learner internship is both paid and remote.
Fall 2023 student interns
Every Learner Everywhere Interns:
Jamie Baldwin; Sam Houston State University, TX
Howdy! My name is Jamie (They/Them) and I am a senior here at Sam Houston State University in Texas, “Eat ‘Em Up Kats”! I’m an autistic, Hispanic, first-gen student majoring in mathematics and minoring in statistical theory. I plan on attaining my masters in statistics or data science. My goal with that is to become a data scientist to help support research for social justice topics and one that I have known from a young age that needs reform is Texas’ public school systems, both K-12 and higher education.
On campus, I work as a Peer Mentor, we help manage and teach a course called University 1101, which is a course for freshmen and transfers that help them learn what resources Sam has to offer along with important skills to have as a student (time management, studying skills, email etiquette, etc.). I am also a part of “evolve” a women’s social and academic support. We also have a brother program called “ELITE” that is for black and Hispanic men. Having these types of orgs on campus is so important for students to have a safe space to find others in similar situations as minorities. Currently with Texas’ SB 17 (the banishment of DEI programs in public universities) our two safe spaces will have to be permanently disbanded by Jan 2024. Texas wants equality while we need equity. This is what fuels my fire for social justice, and I will continue to add kerosine until our students get the resources they not only need but deserve!
Anissia Fleming; Tennessee State University, TN
I am Anissia Fleming, a graduating senior Political Science major on a Pre-Law track from Franklin, Tennessee and I attend Tennessee State University. My aspirations and career goals are heavily catered towards being a voice for the voiceless, standing up for the Black community, and bringing about change to direct our democracy in the right and just direction. From becoming a lawyer to serving my state as the Governor are a few of the many things I seek to accomplish after graduating this December. Not to mention how my leadership skills, professional development, and college experience as a whole have been positively affected due to serving in the Student Government Association under two different administrations, co-founding and serving as the President of the Student Democracy Network at TSU, leading work in civic engagement with the Andrew Goodman Foundation on my university’s campus, striving for academic excellence throughout my entire collegiate career by being a member of the Honors College, interning with the Secretary of State’s Office under Secretary Tre Hargett, and upholding high scholastic and ethical standards as I am a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, to name a few things. All being said, interning with Every Learner Everywhere this fall semester is something I am truly excited about because researching and then presenting my information and findings on higher education, specifically HBCUs, is something that is necessary in order to better understand why African American and Black students choose these particular institutions as well as a learning opportunity where the findings can help PWIs better serve their African American and Black students. I hope that the work I do this fall will improve the quality of education for all African American and Black students across our country.
Joe Rendon; Fort Lewis College, CO
Hi! My name is Joe Rendon. I’m a senior at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. Majoring in economics and minor in philosophy. I currently work as a specialist within Academic Hub of FLC. Focusing on peer education, retention, first year student experience, and success coaching. I’m also a TA in two comp-150 courses and have TA’d four other composition courses over the last year. This work has sparked a passion and interest in education specifically focused on equitable course design for ‘underprepared’ college students. I love working with students and creating avenues to eliminate barriers in their learning.
Other activities/responsibilities I have on campus include overseeing our fly fishing club as president, planning events, and organizing budgets. This year I was honored to be selected as a Spring Board fellow out of my expected graduating class. Spring Board is designed to build social capital and transition unique students into industries we desire to start our careers in. Post graduation I would love to stay in higher education, but I’d also love to take these skills I’ve learned and apply them at my own fly fishing/guide service industry.
Nakhia Franks; Claflin University, SC
Safa Ghaya; Georgia Institute of Technology, GA
Zoey Solano; University of North Carolina Greensboro, NC
Kaitlyn Taylor; Jackson State University, MS
Barry Briggs; Auburn University, AL
State Authorization Network Intern:
Charisma Barrow; Fayetteville State University, NC
Christen Thompson; Lone Star College – Cy Fair, TX
These students bring a wide range of diverse backgrounds and will work with our network through to help us better understand students’ digital learning and adaptive courseware experiences. Our student interns are working with us on developing resources for institutions and providing thought leadership on issues facing college students today. We are so excited to welcome these students into our network and look forward to all there is to learn alongside them!
What students can gain from being an Every Learner intern:
- Professional experience
- Introduction to a network of student intern alumni and network professionals working in digital technologies and higher education
- A monthly stipend of $1,000.00 for 10 hours per work each week for a maximum $3,000.00 for the spring and fall terms and $2,000.00 for the summer term. Stipends will be delivered via direct deposit or physical check on a monthly basis.
Next application process:
- Applications will be collected December 1 – January 5.
- Interviews will take place January 8-18.
- Applicants will be informed of their application status by January 19.
- The Spring internship begins February 1, 2024.
Image: Student Fellows met in person at the Atlanta Civil Rights Museum in November 2021 with former Every Learner Everywhere Director, Dr. Jessica Williams, and Student Fellows Coordinator, Tynan Gable.
Integrated Health Sciences
With a passion for the healthcare field, Venus dreams of becoming a physician assistant and working in underserved communities as a bilingual primary care provider.
Mark is working with SXSWedu to meaningfully engage students and implement online hybrid conference models and is also a student mentee for the National Association of Hispanic Journalists working on a documentary centered around gentrification in Atlanta.
Kristina is excited to announce that she was accepted into the Applied Psychology PhD program at Portland State University, where she will be doing research to understand the science behind human development — an aspect of psychology that she has always found interesting.