Preparing the youth
Hollis Watkins Muhammad Leadership Development Institute

Passing the Torch

The Hollis Watkins Muhammad Leadership Development Institute was designed as a resource to identify the next generation of activist and provide them with the tools to succeed in their field. Named after Civil Rights legend Hollis Watkins Muhammad, the program gives college students the opportunity to develop the knowledge base to mount campaigns, operate non-profits, and create programs for social development.

  • A graduate student, undergraduate student, or have graduated from an accredited college within twelve months of beginning the internship program.
  • In good standing at the college or university; and
  • Be able to work between 15 to 30 hours per week

Winter/Spring: January – April

Summer: May – August

Fall: September – December

Applicants are asked to submit the following documents. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • Application Form (Found Above)
  • Cover/Intent Letter
  • Resume
  • Provide an Essay (500-600) on the following topic: “What Does Social Justice Mean to You?”

All documents should be mailed to the address below:

One Voice

Attn: HWMI Program

1072 W. Lynch St. Ste. 7

Jackson, MS 39203

Ph: 601-960-9594 Ext. 301

OR email documents to with “HWMI Program” in the subject line

Shirley M. Mock

COO/Program Coordinator

1072 W. Lynch St. Ste. 7

Jackson, MS 39203

Ph: 601-960-9594 ext. 301

Deadline to Submit ALL Applications: Friday, August 25, 2017

Interviews conducted on Week of: August 28, 2017

Notification of acceptance into the Program: No later than Friday, September 1, 2017

Program Start and End Date: Sept 4 – Dec 15, 2017

Current Interns

JSU Senior. HWI Communications & Technology Focus.

Deante Morgan

Morgan has been an HWI intern since Fall ’14 and has since been instrumental in the rebranding and redesign of One Voice.

Jackson State University Grad. HWI Healthcare Focus.

Ashley Wilson

Ashley is a longstanding intern of the HWMI. She is a recent graduate of Jackson State University and majored in Healthcare Administration.

JSU Senior. HWI Communication & Finance Focus.

Avery Brown

A senior at Jackson State University Avery joins us for summer ’16.

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