Kirkland Project Service Associates Program


The Kirkland Project for the Study of Gender, Society and Culture (with matching funds from the Kirkland Endowment) announces the availability of TWO grants ($3000 each) to support students with demonstrated financial need who wish to engage in unpaid socially useful work over a ten-week period in the summer.

To apply, students should submit the following documents:

  • Statement of need (including copy of financial award statement)
  • Description of the goals and mission of the place of work, as well as the population served (where appropriate)
  • Description of the kind of work you will do
  • Evidence that the internship or work has been secured
  • Two letters of recommendation

The awards will be made on the basis of need as well as the contribution that the proposed work will make to social justice.

Please submit application materials to the Kirkland Project (Couper 202; email; fax 315-859-4253). Deadline for summer 2005 is February 1, 2005. If you would like more information, please contact Kirkland Project email.

Recent recipients:

Summer 2004:

Emily Barber '05, office of the Attorney General, State of Connecticut

Young Han '06, National Cooperative Business Association in Washington, DC

Summer 2003:

Ellen Jamison '04, Neighborhood Center Child Guidance Counseling Center, Rome, New York

Brendan O'Donoghue '04, Global Volunteer Network Internship, Africa
Brendan and students:

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Linwood Rumney '04, New York Civil Liberties Union, Central New York Chapter

Summer 2002:

Mag Melvin '03, Cofradia Bilingual School (education), Cortes, Honduras

Jessie Turner '03, Annunciation House (immigrant concerns), El Paso, Texas

Summer 2001:

Rebecca Karb '02, USPIRG (consumer issues), Washington, DC

Julie Loder '02, PODER (neighborhood organizing), San Francisco, CA

Summer 2000:

Rachel Barek '00, meal program for individuals with positive HIV/AIDS status, New York, NY

Byron Miller '02, several grass-roots organizations in South Africa

Summer 1999:

Luciana Maxim, Children of the World (orphanage), Focsani, Romania

Angela Walker, North Adirondack Planned Parenthood (family planning and health), Plattsburgh, New York

Keithley Woolward '01, Hetrick Martin Institute (gay rights), New York, New York