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ASI Volunteer/Internship Program

Anarchist Studies Initiative (ASI) offers a number of internship and/or volunteer opportunities. This is a great opportunity for college students and the concerned public to gain experience, skills, and knowledge working with scholars, professors, organizations, aiding in ASI forums and administrative tasks, while making a significant social and academic contribution. This opportunity is open to the international community.

  • The Pierre-Joseph Proudhon Internship Program with ASI is open to students and community members and is more formal and directed overseen by a faculty member. The internship program can be either a semester or an academic year long. Internship programs are typically dedicated to a specific goal, project, timeline, and process. Internships can be either academic based with credits (1 to 3) or non-academic, but either of the two they are both structured with a set number of hours of work a week for ASI.
  • The Leo Tolstoy Volunteer Program with ASI is open to students and community members and is more informal and gear around the schedule and energy of the individual. Volunteers can either be short-term focusing on a specific event or project or long-term assisting ASI when they have time.

To become a volunteer or intern with ASI please contact any of the ASI Collective Members.


Current 2009 - 2010 ASI Interns

Ashley M. Mosgrove recently graduated from SUNY Cortland with a BA in psychology. Currently she is conducting research in the area of youth studies, gender and sexuality studies, disability studies and critical animal studies. She in the summers work with youth with disabilities and throughout the year volunteers at Hillbrook Youth Detention Center, a secure facility for youth between the ages of 10 to 16. She currently interns for Save the Kids (STK) a youth re-entry organization in Syracuse, New York an intern with the Anarchist Studies Initiative a project of the Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies (CGIS) at SUNY Cortland.  Mosgrove also is a guest editor of the Poetry Behind the Walls, a publication of short-stories and poetry by incarcerated youth. In her free time she likes to hangout with nonhuman animals, staying outdoors, and listening to music.



Elizabeth Green is a student at SUNY Cortland working on a degree in Sociology. She volunteers with Save the Kids and for Homework Help, as a mentor and tutor. She is an active member of Alpha Kappa Delta (National Sociology Honor Society), Colleges Against Cancer and is the secretary for Criminology Club. Currently, Green is on the committee for the 9th Annual North American Conference for Critical Animal Studies. She is an intern with the Institute for Critical Animal Studies and Family Counseling Services in Cortland, NY. In her free time she enjoys being outdoors, reading, learning, travelling and sports. After she graduates from SUNY Cortland, Green hopes to pursue her Masters in Social Work abroad. With her MSW, she plans on working in a variety of settings to assure a safer and healthier atmosphere for as many people as possible, while continuing to advocate for peaceful and environmental alternatives, social justice and the protection of nonhuman animals.


Rachael Vallese is a Communication Studies major and Women's Studies minor at SUNY Cortland. She graduated from the Institute of Audio Research in Manhattan in June of 2005 and quickly started her career as a touring Front of House Engineer. After leaving the road to further her education, she worked as a multimedia specialist for HAVE Inc. in Hudson, NY, editing audio and video for organizations such as PETA and Farm Sanctuary. Vallese's passion of independent music has influenced her to work as an independent audio engineer out in Binghamton, NY while obtaining her degree. She is currently working with Dr. Kaltefleiter on a multimedia project grounded in student narratives and reflections on the impact of the work of Howard Zinn in their lives.