Anthropology Department

Bulletin Board

2018 Social Justice Research and Education Fund

Dear Staff and Faculty Colleagues,

The Office for Institutional Diversity is pleased to announce the continuation of the Social Justice Research and Education Fund, made possible by generous donations from the Dudley T. Dougherty Foundation and Kathy and Alex Martinez '73, Reed alumni trustee.

Among other projects, the Social Justice Research and Education Fund will support paid student internships, in collaboration with college offices and departments, for projects that focus on civic engagement and social justice research and education. We encourage faculty and staff members to submit a proposal for a student internship project.

Projects and research supported by this fund should be:

  • Closely supervised by a faculty or staff member
  • Directly related to the mission of the Reed office or department and will enhance the office or department's diversity and inclusion goals
  • Focused on improving campus climate; improving student success and engagement, particularly for students from historically underrepresented groups at Reed; and/or enhancing Reed’s engagement with the broader Portland-area community

Student interns can earn up to $15.00/hour for up to 20 hours/week for up to 10 weeks in the summer. Students interns can earn up to $15.00/hour for up to 8 hours/week for up to 12 weeks in the fall. Summer internships can continue into the fall. 

If you are interested in directing a summer and/or fall internship, please submit a  one-page proposal that includes:

  • A description of the research or project to be undertaken by the student intern
  • The anticipated product of the project
  • A budget for the project, including:
    • any funds to be contributed by the office or department
    • an estimate of the anticipated pay rate and number of hours to be worked by the student intern (total should not exceed $3,000 in the summer and/or $1,440 in the fall)
    • an estimate of project-related expenses and/or supplies of up to $200, to be included in the total above. Please specify the nature of the expense(s)

Upon acceptance, supervisors will be responsible for recruiting and hiring their student intern. The donors are especially interested in giving priority to students from historically underrepresented and marginalized groups (students of color, LGBTQ students, first generation to college students, and/or lower income students). Supervisors and interns will also submit a one-page summary reflection of the work completed at the end of the internship.

Please submit proposals by Friday, March 30, 2018 for full consideration. Proposals received after March 30 will be considered on a rolling basis based on available funds. More information about the Social Justice Research and Education Fund can be found on our website

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Best regards,

Mary James

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Mary B. James
Dean for Institutional Diversity &
A.A. Knowlton Professor of Physics

Jessika Chi
Program Manager for Institutional Diversity


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