D&I Internship

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Across the nation, institutions of higher education are struggling to build meaningful community from an increasingly diverse student body. With programs like Unconquered Scholars, FSU is redefining what inclusion can mean on college campuses—which has led to our being named one of only 14 "Diversity Champion" universities nationally by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. Our approach starts with a belief that diversity is about more than a particular head count: it must reflect the quality and depth of interactions. By valuing, celebrating and leveraging the differences and similarities within our community, we create a fertile environment for problem-solving—one that is more inventive and compassionate. We’re proud that our cohesive community has become a signature of the FSU experience. But we can, and we will, do more.

This position serves as support to the EDI office by assisting in the planning, development, and delivery of diversity and inclusion projects and communication. Assists with the planning of related meetings, workshops, training, and special events; prepares and distributes meeting materials. Assists with the preparation of reports and the compilation of materials related to Diversity & Inclusion projects; attend meetings as requested; participate in assigned trainings and self-directed activities to enhance learning and further demonstrate mastery of the student’s respective field.

 

Meet our Interns:

Rawan Abhari

Diversity and Inclusion Intern

Rawan is a Senior studying economics and Middle Eastern studies. She was recently a policy intern with the House Foreign Affairs Committee's Majority Staff on Capitol Hill. Formerly, she served as a Florida legislative intern with Senator Shevrin Jones and Representative Anna Eskamani. She is heavily involved in campus leadership pushing progressive university policies by formerly being the student’s top lobbyist in SGA and an administrative student representative within the President's Anti-Racism Task Force. She currently serves as the VP of the Arab Student Union and will enroll in law school pursuing a joint JD/MA in economics to engage in international climate crisis negotiations following graduation.

 

Jade Lewis

Diversity and Inclusion Intern

I am a MSW student at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Diversity and inclusion work has always interested me because it gives one the opportunity to meet and learn from people who come from different backgrounds. It also gives every individual a fair and equal chance to be involved in what they are passionate about whether it be in the workplace or a university. Being an EDI intern will assist in my professional path of becoming a licensed clinical social worker by learning how to create a hospitable setting for my clients so that they can feel comfortable within themselves when voicing their problems and concerns.

 

Alexis Scott

Diversity and Inclusion Intern

Throughout my previous jobs and in my current field, I always enjoyed staff development related to equity, diversity, and inclusion. I pushed for an internship in this field so I can gain a better understanding of how social work can support an EDI agenda in a professional setting. Social work and EDI work both have a wide range of opportunities and I look forward to learning more about what I excel at and what I find the most interesting. Wherever I end up, I hope that I can make a positive change and help to serve others. 

 

 

If you are interested in applying to the D&I Internship, please contact Betsy Staudt Willet at betsy.staudtwillet@fsu.edu.

 

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