Servant Leader Internships

College-age young people and recent college graduates play a critical role in HNUSR Freedom Schools as Servant Leader Interns, who teach our summer classes and mentor our scholars.

Servant Leader Interns offer front-line care, nurture and role modeling. Using our Integrated Reading Curriculum, Servant Leader Interns facilitate classroom learning, chaperone field trips and other special events, engage with parents and serve as ambassadors for Freedom Schools.

SLIs earn a stipend of $3,000 for the summer and attend national training with over 2,000 interns assigned to Freedom Schools across the United States.  At each site, interns are supervised by a Site Coordinator and the Project Director.

Demeacus Ray and Charles Austin, recent college graduates and Huntsville City teachers, were Servant Leader Interns for the Summer 2014.
Servant Leader Interns preparing their classrooms for scholars.
Servant Leader Interns participating in the Daily Debrief.
Another shot of the Daily Debrief with Site Coordinator Evan Dentley.

To become a Servant Leader Intern, candidates must be between 19 and 25 years old and have completed at least one full year of a four-year college or university.

Further, qualified candidates must:

Keep Good Grades.

Servant Leader Interns must keep a GPA of 2.5

Communicate well.

Servant Leader Interns must display good written and verbal skills.

Be Registered to Vote.

Servant Leader Interns must be registered to vote.

Be Compassionate.

Servant Leader Interns must have a sense of social justice.

Junior Internships

HNUSR seeks to partner with organizations to sponsor paid internships for teens in grades 9 – 12 to participate and develop as potential Freedom School Servant Leader Interns.

The experience is specially geared to at-risk teens who need job training, experience in working well with a team, and who value education.  Junior Interns will help serve meals and clean up, support Servant Leader Interns, help scholars deal with behavior challenges, and even lead activities based on their areas of interest.

Junior Interns earn a stipend of $2,000 for the summer and attend local Freedom School training.  The internship is open to teens who typically attend a Huntsville City School System Title I school AND demonstrate a financial need.

Interested in becoming an intern? Fill out the form below!