Engaged Scholar Activist Program
As a PJS student, you will enjoy opportunities to be involved with the Center for Service Learning. The Engaged Scholar-Activist Program engages students from all years in school and across various disciplines of study to act as student leaders in the office, the classroom, and in the community. ESAs help create and plan service learning and community-based learning classes by organizing service placements and activities, and acting as models of leadership and activism for their peers.
This program was inspired by the the nationally recognized “Student as Colleagues” model suggested by Campus Compact, which is currently functioning in various colleges and universities around the country. This program utilizes the knowledge and power of students across all class standings and through various disciplines in order to further the work of the Center for Service Learning (CSL) in Regis College. The aims of this program are for students to enhance the work of the CSL in three areas: through working directly with faculty and departments to help plan and implement effective service learning in the classroom; through serving as mentors and resources for students working in the community; and by acting as direct liaisons between CSL and community organizations in Denver.
Internships are both recommended and encouraged in the Regis Peace and Justice program. The internship experience will be directed according to the guidelines of the College Academic Internship program. Our goal is that internship placement will complement the primary area of concentration in the student plan and will open up many opportunities based on the career goals of the student.
In the past, PJS students have secured internships with the following Denver-based community organizations:
- American Friends Service Committee
- Conflict Center
- Denver Justice and Peace Committee
- The Gathering Place
- Rights for All People
Our PJS graduates have taken positions as international refugee service providers, environmental workers, social service case workers, teachers, health care professionals, non-profit managers, human rights educators, community organizers, and much more. PJS graduates have also gone to graduate school in humanities, theology, law, medicine, human rights, and social sciences.
Most importantly, though, a PJS degree will change your life. It will make you think differently about the world, about what you can do to create a world of justice and peace, to create a meaningful life for yourself, and yes, to make a living.