2015-16 Volunteer Opportunities with the Center for Prison Education

Wesleyan’s Center for Prison Education is currently seeking students who are passionate about social justice and access to higher education to serve as Peer Tutors and Research Interns during the 2015-2016 academic year.

Peer Tutors work with CPE students to complete course assignments and develop writing skills. Tutors travel to the prison either once or twice per week for a three-hour study hall session, during which they meet individually with students. If a Tutor can only commit to one study hall per week, they will be required to hold on-campus research hours, where he or she will edit student paper drafts and fill research requests. Tutors are required to check in with the Center for Prison Education Fellow on a weekly basis. This application is due on Sunday, April 12 at 11:59 PM.
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Research Interns help the CPE students and staff meet their research needs. As an intern, you will find and print relevant research materials for the incarcerated students, plan on-campus “awareness” events, and help the released students gather the information that they need to continue their education. You will be asked to attend a weekly intern meeting. This position requires a commitment of 2 to 3 hours per week. This application is due on Friday, May 1 at 11:59 PM.

Contact CPE Fellow Shannon Nelson at senelson@wesleyan.edu with any questions.