Boozer-Noether Internships

The Jack Boozer Fund and the Hermann and Janet Noether Funds provide support for Emory College students undertaking internships and service-learning programs in social ethics and community service both in the United States and internationally. The Ethics Center manages and supervises both these funds.


The purpose of the Jack Boozer and Hermann and Janet Noether Funds is to enable Emory University to pursue internships that combine study and an active working engagement with situations and problems that require a deep understanding and practice of social ethics and community service.


Students will present to the committee a program of learning and active involvement in a situation that requires serious reflection upon, and application of, the principles of social ethics and community service.

Priority is given to community-based, grass-roots, hands-on, activist projects. The funds do not favor support of research. Although the funds designate no upper limit, grants typically do not exceed $1,500. Recipients must submit written reports to the committee at the midpoint of the project and upon its completion.

Application Procedure

Students should complete the application and  email it along with a résumé and a letter detailing the project. This letter should articulate the rationale for the project, clearly state how the project relates to social justice issues and community service, indicate what ideas and traditions influenced you to do this project, present a budget specifying the  amount requested from the Boozer-Noether Funds and listing other funds available, and include a résumé with previous community service.

Announcements and Applications


Learn more about the project and opportunity.

Download the Announcement
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Learn more about applying for the opportunity.

Download the Application
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Applications are accepted throughout the year and are reviewed on a rolling basis.  They should be submitted electronically to Edward Queen,


Edward Queen

Director, EASL


Supporting Funds

The Jack Boozer Fund honors a beloved and distinguished Emory colleague, Jack Boozer (1918–1989). The Charles Howard Candler Professor of Religion, Boozer taught at Emory for 36 years and was the recipient of numerous teaching awards. In addition to his work as a scholar and teacher, Jack Boozer advocated aggressively for Emory's emergence as an ethical and academic leader. His was a powerful voice in support of racial integration, the performing arts, Holocaust studies, neighborhood justice, and women's and minority rights. For these efforts, Boozer received Emory's highest faculty honor, the Jefferson Award, in 1981.

The Hermann And Janet Noether Fund was established by the family of  Hermann Noether in order to honor his life of ethics and service. Noether came from a prominent family of German Jewish businessmen. Despite the family's centuries'-long residence in Germany, Noether was forced to flee from the Nazi regime. He initially found refuge in China and then in Taiwan, following the Communist takeover of the mainland. Throughout his life, Noether manifested strong ethical commitments and firmly believed that service to others was an integral part of one's deepest human identity. His family proudly set up the fund in his memory and that of his wife.