SRA Leadership Development Program

The Student Research Associates/Assistants (SRA) for Leadership Development Program is a paid professional development internship at The Judge Alexander Williams, Jr. Center for Education, Justice & Ethics (Judge AW Center). Graduate (Associate) and Undergraduate (Assistant) students are afforded the opportunity to work in close collaboration with the Hon. Judge Alexander Williams, Jr., Judge AW Center staff, and partner organizations conducting research on current policy, advocacy, and social justice issues relevant to the Center’s mission and programmatic efforts during the Summer, Fall, and/or Spring semester.

As the Judge AW Center’s premiere higher education program, the SRA is the first signature program launched as part of our strategic effort to promote HIGH Y.I.E.L.D. (Youth Initiatives for Empowered Leadership Development) educational programs. Since its inception in 2016, approximately thirteen students (including one who currently serves as a Staff Assistant for the Office of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer) have successfully completed the SRA experience, while maintaining full-time enrollment in higher education institutions. Students who completed the program go on to contribute in a variety of impactful ways throughout their career. To learn more about SRAs and their experience at the Center, select the following links below.

Maryland Students