Volunteer Opportunities with the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies

  The Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies at Columbia Law School has just shared  call for volunteers.  The Center, founded in 2011 by AAPF Executive Director Kimberlé Crenshaw, is currently collaborating with AAPF on many exciting projects that help further both institution's commitment to fighting for gender and racial equality here in the US and abroad.  This is great and exciting way to volunteer your time!


From the Center:


Interested in affirmative action, the school-to-prison pipeline, disability studies, or gender discrimination?  Looking for opportunities to engage in cutting edge social justice work with a chance to design and create next generation tools to combat structural inequality in the United States?  Recently graduated and looking for a way to further develop practical skills that will help you stand out in your next interview?

The Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies at Columbia Law School is proud to announce the opening of several volunteer opportunities for students and volunteers of all ages!

The Center engages in holistic social justice advocacy work tying together the resources of one of the nation’s preeminent law schools and the vision of our founder, Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw, to produce next generation advocacy reports, research, and community education tools currently used on the frontlines of the war for equality across myriad social justice movements.

Our past projects include: advocate toolkits used by community groups engaged in prison pipeline reform; a educational board game used to teach people of all ages about structural inequality throughout US history; and scholarly reports focused on resource disparities across race, class, and medical condition.

Past and present volunteers have joined us from across the nation, and from different academic disciplines, professions, and different career stages.  The Center takes a holistic approach to its institutional work as well as its personnel development—no matter what your prior experience, future career ambitions, or past exposure to social justice movements and work there is a place for you at the Center.

Current Needs:

  • College Students
  • Community Activists
  • Experienced Grant Writers
  • Graduate Students (social work, humanities, social sciences)
  • Graphic Designers (all skill levels)
  • Law Students
  • Researchers (familiarity with basic university-level research as well as aptitude with free search engines like Google Scholar)
  • Teachers/ Education Reform Advocates
  • Web Design (all levels)
  • Web/Social Media Marketing Gurus



  • We ask that volunteers commit to at least 2hrs a week per academic semester.



  • Volunteers based in the NYC-metro area will be given preference, but the Center is also open to volunteers able to telecommute.


If you are interested in exploring a volunteer opportunity with the Center please send resumé/CV as an email attachment to: intersectionality@law.columbia.edu.  In your email please include a brief description of your interest in the Center.