Summer Social Justice Institute

Preparing to spend your life and career dedicated to social justice? Deeply worried about the state of the world but not sure where to start? Whatever your starting point, this is the place for you. From July 1-August 16, 2024, you can spend your summer learning and discussing with other young, aspiring activists and a diverse team of mentors and trainers in a beautiful community that has nurtured activists for generations.

Together we will study social movements from across the globe from over several generations and engage with a wide variety of activists who have tackled issues from housing rights/mass forced evictions to indigenous peoples’ rights, from racial justice and anti-apartheid to anti-globalization and open border movements. Each week will take up new themes and come back to common lessons and strategies. Between sessions, you will have time to reflect, be in community, and be outside with hiking and swimming right at your doorstep. Over the course of the summer, mentors will help you think about your next moves and possibly match you with future social justice internships/opportunities.

For the Summer Social Justice Institute 2024, we are prioritizing young people ages 18-24 — but if you are inspired and outside this age range, apply, explain your motivation, and we may make exceptions. Participation is free. Room and board at World Fellowship is provided throughout your stay in exchange for 25 hours of community service per week, with activities ranging from gardening, housekeeping, kitchen, childcare, and organizing arts/creative expression/recreation for the broader WFC community.

To apply, please send a letter of motivation and a resume/CV (if you’ve got one — if not, no worries, just put everything in the motivation letter!) to No educational prerequisites. Just motivation, an open mind, and eagerness to learn and do. Applications accepted on a rolling basis and interviews will be scheduled via Zoom. A few slots remain for late applicants. 

The Summer Institute will be led by the WFC Co-Directors with a broad range of guest presenters joining over the course of the summer.

Want to share your experience in activism or social movements? Email to volunteer as a guest presenter or mentor?