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How can a college student interested in creative writing/ social justice get some internships/ what are potential internship possibilities?

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Hello, I’m a rising sophomore at Lafayette College in Easton Pennsylvania. My majors include Sociology & Women and Gender Sexuality Studies. I am interested in creative writing specifically poetry and social justice. Although I’m not sure how to combine the two or to build my resume in relation to the two things I’m passionate about #sociology #criminal-justice #sociology #college #sociology

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Jason’s Answer

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There are so many ways to build your resume. Creative writing wise, there are infinite writing contests online. I'm sure some of them focus on social justice. If you win one of these that's an amazing accomplishment to put on your resume. If not it's great practice, fun, and still can be put on your resume as long as it's not taking up the space of a more impressive accomplishment. Another great thing to do is just send an application to as many publication/news outlets as possible. You may not be writing about social justice, but it will be a great experience and would look great on a resume. Additionally, if you join one of these outlets you could most likely ask at some point to do a story on one of these topics. This is a great time to work on your resume and send applications out. as well as contact those on LinkedIn who have a job that would be your dream job. Talk them and ask them for advice because they have done what you want to do.
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Angela D.’s Answer

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Greetings! A thought...you may want to check out social justice non-profit organizations that you are interested in. I can see a pairing of your writing skills and recent education in sociology, that combined, would greatly benefit web-based content and resources. Perhaps you could contribute to a newsletter, blog, and/or other social media presence(s). What I've proposed here works well with social distancing as you can engage in these activities remotely and thus not limited by physical location. You may have other "lightbulb" ideas jumping off from what I've mentioned. Plus, you will receive great advice from others on this website as well. A few other notes...check with your campus life organization (https://campuslife.lafayette.edu/) to see if they have an internship board or a group you would like to join. Your academic advisor may have some ideas and there are interesting Centers on your campus as well. Please be sure to update your resume so that it showcases your skill sets and your goals. Do some research too (please see the websites below as you listed New York as your location)! Wishing you the best in your endeavors, Dr. B

NYC Service - https://www.nycservice.org/organizations/
GreatNonProfits - https://greatnonprofits.org/city/new-york/NY
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Karen’s Answer

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Hi Imane,

In addition to the advice you already have received, I recommend checking out idealist.org. It will give you some ideas, if nothing else, and you can work with your college’s career center and community to find some viable options for internships.

All my best to you on your journey!
Karen
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Danielle’s Answer

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Although I am currently not in the field you are interested in, I have found that the best way to acquire an internship f any knid is through networking and communicating with people at various events. When I was an undergraduate, I attend workshops, seminars and other events sponsored by the University. It was through these events I landed my internship and my first career position. Good Luck!!
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