Equity in Action Summer Internship Program (EASI)


The Equity in Action Summer Internship Program (EASI) at Rutgers University is a successor of the Bridging the Gaps (BTG) Program at University of Pennsylvania. From 2007-2019, RBHS (and former UMDNJ) students participated in the BTG program. Over 190 students participated in the BTG program and provided 5086 days of service to 36 community sites.

Please click here to get an idea of previous BTG student projects. Some past projects include:


  • The student interns developed and fielded a survey to 114 patrons at Elijah’s Promise Community Kitchen and created and conducted a diabetes prevention workshop based on participant responses. Based on survey data, the student interns developed a workshop primarily focused on diabetes prevention through healthy and sustainable nutrition/diet practices and included information about managing diabetes.
  • The student interns developed the “Arc Best Buddies” program, an intergenerational mentorship program that matched older consumers with younger consumers inside the different day program sites at the Arc. The buddy matches met once a week for an hour and participated in a set of activities that fostered communication and strengthened inter-personal relationships.


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