Seevak Human Rights and Social Justice Summer Fellowship

Seevak Fellowship

On some positions, cowardice asks the question, 'Is it expedient?' And then expedience comes along and asks the question, 'Is it politic?' Vanity asks the question, 'Is it popular?' Conscience asks the question, 'Is it right?' There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because conscience tells him it is right.

— Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Oxfam America

This placement is with Oxfam America. Oxfam America, the U.S. affiliate of Oxfam International, is a world leader in the fight against global poverty, hunger, and social injustice. Oxfam remains committed to community-based work, but it knows there are larger barriers that keep people from thriving. Through their campaigns, they challenge laws and policies that reinforce poverty. This placement is with Oxfam’s U.S. Regional Office team.

For more on Oxfam America’s domestic work see:

Proposed responsibilities include:

  • researching climate change adaptation and green jobs in the Southern U.S.,
  • creating a newsletter of new reports, conferences and research on the Mississippi Delta region, agricultural workers in the U.S. and/or the food supply chain,
  • supporting external conferences and events for the Gulf Coast and Workers Rights programs,
  • assisting to develop presentations that highlight Oxfam’s work for internal and external audiences,
  • coordinating internal office events to highlight the department’s work within the agency,
  • other responsibilities as agreed upon with your mentor