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Charleston STEM Fest Internship & Volunteer Opportunity

By Cierra Seid
Posted on 27 November 2017 | 10:25 am — 


The Charleston STEM Festival is a celebration of science, technology, engineering and math in the Lowcountry. The 5th annual festival will be highly visible outdoor event that provides opportunity for engagement and exchange between children, teens, families, and local STEM professionals. This exciting event will take place on February 3, 2018 from 10am-3pm at Brittlebank Park in Charleston, SC and will feature ~80 exhibitors who will provide hands-on activities, live performances, interactive demonstrations, and family-oriented STEM entertainment. After the festival, Partner Events will occur throughout the Lowcountry. The Charleston STEM Festival is an initiative of the Lowcountry STEM Collaborative managed by South Carolina’s Coalition for Mathematics and Science (SCCMS) at Clemson University.


Charleston STEM Fest is seeking an intern to post social media and regular blog posts leading up to the event on Feb. 3, 2018.

Festival Volunteer:

Charleston STEM Fest is seeking 10-20 volunteers on the day of the festival to work at the various booths doing on-site evaluation (volunteers would ask people who come by to do a short computer survey). It could be great experience for students interested in PR.


Contact information:

The Rival is seeking Staff Writers & Social Media Strategists

By Cierra Seid
Posted on 20 November 2017 | 12:05 pm — 

The Rival at CofC is hiring for the spring semester

Our Mission:

In the past decade, student news has been reduced to listicles, resume-builders, and click-bait. Most for-profit campus news publications aim for clicks and create teams of disconnected writers and editors, many of which are post-grads working from an office building in New York City. And, while traditional publications have sound content, the entire operation is stuck in the past. We want to change that.

Who​ ​are​ ​we​ ​looking​ ​for?

Staff writers: intelligent, hardworking journalists who have something to say
Social media strategists: creatives who maintain the brand by posting to socia media, planning events, and hosting fundraisers

To​ ​apply:

Fill out our application HERE

Want to know more? Like them on Facebook or follow them on Instagram and Twitter @therivalatcofc


Carolina One Videographers

By Cierra Seid
Posted on 11 October 2017 | 3:38 pm — 

Carolina One real estate services on James Island is seeking students with video-making skills to assist some of their agents who need personal videos made for their business plans. Carolina One employs 70+ agents, so this could be a great opportunity to practice and show off skills.

The videos would range from 1-3 minutes each and would include each agent individually discussing their business plans and different Charleston real estate market statistics.

Any students wishing to get more practice are encouraged to contact Lora Mathieson at




The Rival Publication seeks Staff Writers

By Cierra Seid
Posted on 5 October 2017 | 3:59 pm — 

About The Rival

The Rival at the College of Charleston is an entirely new take on campus media. You and your team get complete operational, editorial, and creative control; we provide everything else.

On top of this unparalleled agency, The Rival connects you with hundreds of talented staff writers, editors, strategists, and directors nationwide. It allows you and your team to reach thousands at your school and hundreds of thousands nationwide. It’s a chance to build something that makes your friends and peers think critically, laugh, act, and believe once again that student media is truly for – and by – the students.

To Apply

The Rival is looking for staff writers to contribute articles at the College of Charleston.
Make sure you have a publishable article and three sample headlines ready when applying.
Click here to learn more or apply online.

The Lowcountry Justice Project (LJP) investigates cases of potentially wrongful convictions and criminal justice issues in the
Lowcountry. LJP was inspired and encouraged by the Medill Justice Project at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Both justice projects are members of the Journalism Justice Network, a nationwide network for investigative reporting teams or individuals.

Mission: To provide a voice for the community and transparency in the Lowcountry criminal justice system. LJP values freedom of speech, ethical journalism, and experiential education. The goal of LJP is to allow students to delve into the processes of investigative journalism by actually doing it.

Get involved: LJP is looking for students who are interested in criminal justice or investigative reporting, but any students who enjoy writing, photography, media, law, journalism, and/or criminal justice are encouraged to get involved. LJP will be looking into the inequities of the bail system here in Charleston as its first project.

For more information or to get involved, students can email KimberMarie Faircloth at or Heath Hoffmann at

Odyssey at CofC seeks Writers

By Cierra Seid
Posted on 29 September 2017 | 10:13 am — 

Are you looking for a new activity to join this semester? If you enjoy writing, consider joining Odyssey at College of Charleston. Odyssey is an online platform for Millennials that want to share their voice. Odyssey Creators can write about any topic for an audience of over 30 million readers per month.

Experiences you gain include:

  • an open platform to share your perspectives,
  • a staff of professional editors that will help you hone your skills,
  • access to a community of like-minded creators, and
  • amplification—we help distribute content across various social media channels to get more eyes on it

If interested, please apply here:

CisternYard Video is looking for students curious about video production and entertainment. Involvement with CisternYard Video allows student to gain experience with video filming, editing, and promotion. Students are encouraged to pitch ideas and scripts that can end up being shot and put into production. Additionally, students can collaborate with other campus organizations to produce video content. No previous experience required.

If you would like to join, join us in room 201 in the Calhoun Annex building between the Chapel Theater and the Treasurer’s Office or email Weekly staff meetings are Sundays at 7 PM.

Cistern Yard News is completely independent, uncensored, and student-run. Our team of writers, editors, photographers, and designers produce new content for our website daily. We also publish a feature magazine twice per semester. No prior experience required! If you want to help tell the stories that matter most to students, drop in on our first meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 23 at 7pm. We are located on the second floor of the Calhoun Annex, between Chapel Theater and the Treasurer’s Office. Head through the double glass doors, up the stairs, and you will see our logo. If you have any questions, feel free to email Sig Johannes at

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Did you know #TEDxCharleston is a 100% volunteer-organized effort? We’d love your help to “Shake It Up” at this year’s event on October 18 at Charleston Music Hall. Please fill out the application for our available roles. Our event is happening Oct. 18, 2017 at the Charleston Music Hall.

The American Red Cross – Palmetto South Carolina Region is looking for volunteers like you. Help serve as a transportation specialist (see job description here).

Help Save Lives in South Carolina

  • Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. As a volunteer transportation specialist, you can make sure blood is available for patients in need in South Carolina.
  • Transportation specialists deliver lifesaving blood to hospitals, ultimately giving them a sense of purpose and empowerment by knowing that they are part of the solution for helping save lives.
  • Shifts originate out of Columbia and Charleston. Weekday and weekends routes are available. Volunteers will need a valid driver’s license, a motor vehicle record and must be able to lift up to 45 lbs. 

Visit for more information. Interested volunteers should contact Kathryn Pratt at

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