Racial Justice Internships

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President Spencer recently wrote to the alumni community to outline Bates’ commitment to the work of anti-racism at Bates. As part of this commitment, Bates is seeking to raise funds for six new internships focused on racial justice through the Center for Purposeful Work. Two Bates Trustees have offered to match, dollar-for-dollar, any gifts made to this internship fund between now and June 30, up to $24,000.

With community support, these six internships will be funded for the summers of 2021 and 2022 as part of the ongoing commitment to the work of anti-racism for the Bates community. The Center for Purposeful Work will coordinate three core employer internships while three of these opportunities will be up to student determination. Additional support - above and beyond our fundraising goal - will be used to expand the number of internship opportunities.

Purposeful Work Internships help students identify and cultivate their interests and strengths and provide opportunities for them to acquire the knowledge, experiences, and relationships necessary to pursue their aspirations with imagination and integrity. Join the effort to create these new racial justice internships and support the next generation of Bates leaders committed to anti-racism.

Read President Spencer's statement here.


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Thank you!

Thank you to all who donated to this important campaign! With your help, the college raised over $47,000 to support student internships. And, we secured our Trustee match!

Thank you for supporting the next generation of Bates leaders committed to anti-racism.

336 days ago by Alicia Rea

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AffiliationDonors$ Raised
19581$250
19701$100
19724$750
19752$250
19771$500
19872$600
19882$150
19891$25
19901$100
19911$100
19931$800
19951$25
19972$200
19983$225
19994$950
20007$450
20014$325
20025$450
20032$300
20046$425
20053$575
20066$250
20071$50
20081$50
20094$345
201010$465
201110$370
201214$475
20134$475
201416$965
20158$720
201611$645
201712$400
201814$475
201913$510
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