Community Care Cohort
Applications due November 13th 2020
Who: Open to UIC Undergraduate students
When: Pilot cohort will take place over the Spring 2021 semester
Time commitment: 33 hours a semester, approximately 2 hours a week, with room for flexibility.
Stipend: $500 per semester
About the Internship
The Community Care Cohort (CCC) internship is an opportunity for undergraduate students to experiment with creating and leading care projects within a supportive environment. Interns will engage deeply with the questions raised in the Community Care Kit Project mission statement.
Interns will develop skills to map already-existing systems of care, and they will co-create and lead care projects with the DCC. Interns will learn about different histories and practices of care work, focusing on the disability justice, healing justice, and transformative justice movements.
As the pilot CCC, participants will have the opportunity to participate as co-facilitators for future cohort trainings and influence the direction of the CCC internship.
During the pilot, we will focus on three overlapping themes:
1- An exploration of history: disability culture and history, foundations of healing justice, transformative justice, disability justice. Exploring the question “what is care work?”
2- An exploration of self: what do I bring to this work, who am I, what are my gifts?
3- An exploration of community practice: practice with project design and leading projects (potential projects include leading a skill session, mutual aid project, practice with accompaniment and advocacy, and more)