Four UST students receive national Interfaith Worker Justice summer internships

Four St. Thomas students have been accepted as Catholic social teaching summer interns with the National Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice.

After an intensive weeklong training in Chicago, students will spend 10 weeks organizing for worker rights in cities around the United States: Caitlin Schwartz in Memphis, Tenn.; Dani Sollars in Imokolee, Fla.; Evan La Ruffa in Chicago, Ill.; and Jonathan Maurer in the Twin Cities.

Through their internships with local interfaith committees, they will explore the principles and foundations of Catholic social teaching and work for living wage campaigns, affordable health benefits and immigrant worker issues.  The internships include a $2,500 stipend and are supported through St. Thomas’ “Beyond Career to Calling,” a Lilly Endowment Program.

For more information about Catholic social teaching summer internships, contact Mike Klein in Justice and Peace Studies.