Teaching Opportunities

The Center for Social Concerns provides a variety of teaching opportunities (many paid) for graduate students in its Social Concerns Seminars, the Summer Service Learning Program (SSLP), and the International Summer Service Learning Program (ISSLP).

Graduate student leaders work alongside undergraduate students throughout the fall or spring semester to design a Social Concerns Seminar course, instruct the class, and formulate and coordinate the weeklong immersion itself. Graduate students also serve as small group facilitators to prepare and debrief students participating in the Urban Plunge Seminar.

Graduate student assistants debrief returning SSLP students, facilitate small group discussions, and conduct interviews over the course of the full academic year. Numerous SSLP facilitators read and evaluate the work of eight students each from summer through mid-September.

A graduate student serves as the ISSLP teaching assistant (TA), by supporting the fall re-entry retreat and class, debriefing students, and reading and providing feedback on final papers. In the spring, the TA supports the weekly International Issues class, reviews and tracks assignments, and helps plan and implement the Orientation Retreat. The ISSLP also seeks graduate students as ISSLP country resources to provide country specific briefing sessions.

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Upcoming Events

October 2019

Information Session: Urban Plunge 2020
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 4:00pm
Information Session: Urban Plunge 2020
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 4:00pm
Information Session: ISSLP 2020
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 8:00pm
Information Session: Urban Plunge 2020
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 4:00pm

November 2019

Application Open: SSLP 2020
Friday, November 1, 2019 (All day)
Information Session: CGI Jerusalem 2020
Friday, November 1, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:45am
Application Close: ISSLP 2020
Sunday, November 3, 2019 (All day)
Film CLASSics - Norma Rae
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 3:00pm
Information Session: SSLP 2020
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 6:00pm
Information Session: SSLP 2020
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 6:00pm
Storytelling for Change
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Open Wide our Hearts Brown Bag Lunch Discussion
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Labor RAPS | The Just Wage Initiative: Unveiling an Online Tool
Friday, November 15, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
ISSLP Interview Day
Sunday, November 17, 2019 (All day)

December 2019

Deadline: Romero Days 2020 Paper Proposal
Sunday, December 1, 2019 - 11:45pm
Dialogue and Listening toward Community Building
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm