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Go beyond the classroom and learn to thrive at the School of Social Transformation.

Major, minor and certificate students are encouraged to take advantage of the unique opportunities provided by the school, including scholarship and fellowships, and the resources of the largest public research university in the U.S.

Research has shown that students who work on a long-term project, hold an applied internship, get involved in extracurricular activities and work with faculty who make them excited about learning are more likely to experience long-term career success compared to their peers.

The School of Social Transformation provides opportunities for students to:

  • Hold an internship We have 180+ internship placements in social justice fields and a dedicated internship coordinator to help you through the process.
  • Work on a semester-long research project Work side-by-side with faculty on research ranging from refugee support to human rights.
  • Join a club ASU has over 600 student-run clubs and organizations
  • Work with a faculty mentor Our professors are dedicated to student academic and professional success, and hold weekly office hours for drop-in appointments.
  • Study Abroad ASU offers over 300 study abroad opportunities, including the Sustainability and Social Justice in the Middle East program.
  • Create Change Changemaker Central @ ASU empowers students to apply their education, expertise and passion for positive social progress by tackling local and global challenges.


Students are also encouraged to attend the school’s signature events, where they can connect with faculty, students and community organizations in the field of social justice. Our signature events include:

  • Clothesline Project @ ASU A visual display of community-created T-shirts by survivors of and individuals impacted by domestic violence.
  • Ethnic Studies Week An event series that examines and discusses issues of race, privilege and difference in society through workshops, discussions and lectures.
  • Human Rights Film Festival A three-day film festival that engages ASU and the greater community in a discussion about human rights issues through film.
  • John P. Frank Memorial Lecture The annual lecture focuses on pressing justice issues of our time, past speakers have included Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and former Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano.
  • Seeking Justice in AZ The lecture series brings in experts from our local communities to discuss critical national issues in an Arizona context.