Learning Opportunities

Spring 2021 Speaker Series

Human Trafficking & Forced Labor: An Introduction to the Problem, Those Fighting It, and What You Can Do to Help

In Spring 2021, Imago Dei partnered with the Higgins Labor Program of the Center for Social Concerns and the Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership at the Mendoza College of Business to increase awareness of human trafficking. Below are links to two sessions featuring a diversity of leaders and experts in the fight against human trafficking and forced labor.

Labor Trafficking: It's in Your Backyard -- The Business Model of Labor Trafficking: Moderator, Vickie Seeger, Imago Dei

  • Speaker: Terrence C. “Terry” Coonan, College of Law, Executive Director of the Florida State University Center for the Advancement of Human Rights

Current Responses to Human Trafficking: Moderator, Bill Miller, Imago Dei

Understanding the Roles: Citizen, Business, Government, Law Enforcement, Victim Leadership

Panel Members:

  • Rod Khattabi, Chief Accountability Officer and Justice Initiative Director at Grace Farms Foundation
  • Bridgette Carr, Director University of Michigan Law School, Human trafficking Clinic
  • Terry Forliti, Executive Director of Breaking Free and a Survivor


Imago Dei sponsors internships that allow students to actively contribute to the fight against human trafficking, to interact with various professionals working to end trafficking, and where appropriate, to interact with survivors.

If you are interested in one of the following internships, please contact us at Imagodei@nd.edu.

Summer 2022

  • Selah Freedom, Sarasota, Florida is a safe house and survivor support organization that also engages in street outreach, advocacy, community education. Selah Freedom | Center For Social Concerns (nd.edu)
  • Breaking Free, St. Paul, Minnesota is a survivor-led non-profit that provides a portfolio of services designed to fight trafficking through street outreach, legal advocacy, community education and safe housing for victims of human trafficking and their children.
  • Grace Farms Foundation, New Canaan, Connecticut is fighting trafficking by convening and educating groups from the public, private, and government sectors.
  • The Link, Minneapolis, Minnesota provides outreach, housing and support to youth who are at-risk of or experiencing homelessness and/or sexual exploitation.

2021/2022 Academic Year

  • U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking (FILLED) supports survivors and seeks to end trafficking through education and advocacy. This position is remote and will report to the Executive Director in St. Louis, Missouri. Intern Job Profile