Interns and Volunteers

Teaching for Change’s mission is advanced not only by our staff and board, but also by the dedicated focus on special projects by interns and volunteers. If you’re interested in an internship, check out our current openings. In 2015, our interns are:

 

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Hope Brinn

Hope completed her BA at Swarthmore College with a major in Educational Studies and Sociology/Anthropology and a minor in Black Studies. From a young age, Hope was passionate about bringing educational equity to all students in the United States. As a Lang Opportunity Scholar at Swarthmore, Hope founded a website and mentoring program in which outstanding first-generation college students guide low-income high school seniors through the college application process. Over the past few years, she has also dedicated herself to ending sexual assault on campus. Hope recently appeared in the documentary The Hunting Ground and writes informational literature for the grassroots, activist organization Know Your IX which educates college students about their right to a higher education free of gender-based discrimination. After her Truman Scholar Summer Institute internship at Teaching for Change, Hope will be teaching in a Philadelphia middle school with the intention of being a frontlines implementer of educational policy.


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Sarah Mirza

Born in Long Beach, CA, and raised in Grand Island, NE, Sarah completed her bachelor’s degree in Human Geography and Spanish at the University of Georgia. Through the Foundation Fellowship at UGA, Sarah has traveled to Cuba and Costa Rica and studied abroad at Oxford University, but her passion lies in creating change at home (wherever that may be at any given time): a combination of Georgia policies and her own identity and experiences have shaped her commitment to working with immigrant communities to achieve access to higher education, fair treatment in the public sphere, and a dignified life through self-empowerment. Sarah is a founding member of the UGA Undocumented Student Alliance and has worked with local organizations Freedom University and Casa de Amistad, as well as Workers Defense Project in Austin, TX.  She is also a trumpet player, student radio DJ, and yoga enthusiast, and she would love to meet your dog.


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Milica Petrovic

Milica was born in Belgrade, Serbia, and moved to the U.S. in elementary school. She has since traveled and lived many places, including NYC, Barcelona, and Kampala. She loves learning languages and meeting people from all walks of life. While completing her her B.A. in Spanish at Kenyon College, Milica managed the Snowden Multicultural Center, providing the campus community with resources, lectures, and events that promoted diversity and inclusion. She is a teacher, writer, and musician, and she spends her spare time in poetry, song, dance, and the very great outdoors. She believes above all in curiosity, equality, and love.

 

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