Student Internships: Part 2

- Written by Anna Grace Williams, Springhouse Learner -


Julian a thirteen-year-old, eighth-grade student is doing something different for his internship. Inspired by Chris Wolf's, Dean of Students, all-school sing offering, he is collaborating with another Springhouse student on arranging shape note singing events in the community and possibly local prisons. In addition, he is creating a monthly Springhouse Restorative Justice Committee schedule and researching restorative justice systems in schools and prisons to help design a draft for Springhouse’s own Restorative Justice Committee policy. Julian said the reason he chose such responsibilities for his internship was because “it is a very good way to work on my competencies, and it is useful because I am currently a member of Springhouse’s Restorative Justice Committee. It sparked an interest in something new that I would like to know more about.” Julian has learned more about restorative justice and some of the faults of punitive prison systems.


Tatiana a fifteen-year-old ninth-grader is also working on bringing shape note singing into the community in addition to researching the prison system and the criminal justice system and writing grants. Tatiana explains that she chose this internship because it is something she is extremely passionate about. She feels as if this work will help her get her hands in the prison reform movement and better serve the incarcerated.


To see these two students working together on bringing shape note singing into the prison systems and working on separate projects demonstrates their responsibility and self-discipline.



Published on November 19, 2018

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