Intergroup Relations offers an academic year-long peer diversity education & leadership paid internship program for UCLA undergraduate and graduate students. IGR interns and ambassadors receive intensive training in intergroup dialogue facilitation, leadership skills, and conflict resolution. The skills and knowledge gained are then applied (a) in the facilitation of workshops and dialogues focused on issues of diversity for UCLA community members, and (b) in the planning and implementation of social media and art initiatives or other events that creatively address diversity and social justice issues at UCLA.
Collectively, as a group of highly skilled students from diverse identities themselves, IGR interns and ambassadors play a critical role in leading the conversations on campus that raise awareness of the great diversity among UCLA students in regards to their multiple social identities, their experiences with privilege and oppression, their issues and concerns, and perspectives on diversity and social justice issues.
Some of the programs and events that IGR interns and ambassadors have the opportunity to be involved with include:
Faculty Student Dinner Dialogues
First Friday noon-time Dialogues
IGR team projects to address campus climate issues and raise awareness
Social Media & Art Initiatives (i.e. Beyond the Checkbox)
Workshops on identity, cultural communication and conflict management for:
- Bruin Leaders Project (UCLA’s Leadership Program
- First Year Experience (FYE) Program
- Co-programming with other student organizations