Indiana University has made a bold commitment to continue as a leading institution contributing to social justice initiatives. The Jane Jorgensen Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Internship provides students with the opportunity to develop as extraordinary leaders who will transform society and be recruited as top candidates for university positions. The program makes a conscious effort to provide IU with a pool of competitive, diverse leaders familiar with the university's context to consider for future employment. These student leaders will continue to support IU in its commitment to being an antiracist institution addressing social justice issues. The internship program, housed within the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (OVPDEMA), is looking for students who have a wide range of talents and skills and, more importantly, students underrepresented in leadership roles across the institution.
The internship provides:
- Personal and professional development for IU students, especially students of color, wishing to enhance their skillset related to understanding antiracist principles, diversity, equity, inclusion, and leadership.
- Valuable mentorship and direct work experience with various leaders in multiple offices across the university.
- Opportunities to enhance personal philosophies of leadership include understanding oneself, the university's structures, and accepting responsibilities inherent in community membership.