Our undergraduate interns form the backbone of our program. In our selection process, we look for students who have:
- A proven interest in equality and justice
- A sensitivity to the power differential between those who volunteer in prison and those who are incarcerated
- The nerve to advise and direct senior professors
- The responsibility to abide by the strict regulations of a high security prison
- Some familiarity with the criminal justice system
Interns are thoroughly trained in our embodied learning approach. Working closely with professors, they devise ways to connect philosophical questions to appropriate forms of embodied learning in every class. Thanks to the Marc Sanders Foundation, we are able to reward our interns with some financial assistance. Many of our interns have gone to law school or graduate school to work on issues concerning criminal justice and its reform.