John and Marjorie Hall had progressive social values that set them apart from many in Western Nebraska. As children from the Depression, they were unable to finish college. They raised a daughter, Katherine, who graduate from UNL in 1971 with a degree in Journalism. She went on to earn a Ph.D. from the University of Washington, and retired as a journal editor in the UW School of Public Health. She established this endowment to honor her parents and to further social justice in Nebraska.
The John W. and Marjorie L. Hall Endowment Fund for Social Justice Education will provide a stipend to matriculated University of Nebraska Lincoln students who intern at the LGBTQA+ Center at UNL.The internship is anticipated to be 120-135 hours at $10.00 per hour. Internships may be during the fall, spring or summer. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply.
Eligibility: To be eligible for consideration, applicants:
- Are enrolled (undergraduate or graduate students) at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. Students who may be completing their internship in the summer need not take classes during the summer if they will be enrolled during the upcoming fall semester.
- Commit to and are able to fulfill the requirements of the internship.
- Have an interest in learning about social justice and/or demonstrated a commitment to social justice education and human rights.
- Contributes to the work and mission of the LGBTQA+ Center through the internship.
Completed Applications Due Date: March 22
Applications may be accepted until the position is filled. Applications submitted by the due date will be given first consideration.
Application Process: Applicants must complete the internship application by the due date for the semester(s) during which the internship will take place. All requested information must be provided.
- Application Cover Sheet or online application form.
- Applicants must submit a current version of their resume.
- Essay Questions Applicant must complete the short answer essays on the online form or turn in typed responses with a print copy of the completed application form (to include the answers to the essay questions).
- Personal statement (up to 1000 words). What is your commitment to social justice education? What projects or organizations have you been involved in that demonstrate your commitment to social justice education? Why do you want to intern at the LGBTQA+ Center?How will this internship help fulfill your personal and professional goals? What can you contribute and how will you benefit from the internship?
- Internship Goal(s) (up to 500 words): Explain what you would like to do or what you would like to do to further your own growth as well as help others.
- Recommendation Letter: Applicants must submit a recommendation letter from an individual (advisor, faculty, staff member or individual) who can talk about: a)your commitment to social justice, b) your ability to fulfill the internship requirements, and c)your prior involvement or interest in social justice education.
To submit an application, turn in all the requested materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. Electronic applications are encouraged. Letters of recommendation should be sent to email@example.com directly from the person writing your recommendation or provided in a sealed envelope with the recommender’s signature on the back of the envelope (where it seals). An online form is available (use the link above).