Archive | August, 2021

Research Opportunity at MUSC within the Department of Surgery

The Department of Surgery is looking for an intern to participate in ongoing research projects

The intern will receive hands-on training and experience in conducting experiments, microscopic analysis of research specimens and other laboratory work as needed. This person will work under the supervision of a staff scientist. A perfect opportunity for an undergrad looking to get a foot in the door of a research project.

Contact Dr. Sarah Grace Dennis-Little, Ph.D. ( for more details.

Posted on August 26, 2021 in Research

Applications for SMART Scholarship are Now Open

Follow in the footsteps of recent Honors STEM students who received this life-altering scholarship

The Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship-for-Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and guaranteed civilian employment with the Department of Defense (DoD) upon degree completion.

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Scholars receive full tuition, monthly stipends, health insurance and book allowances, as well as summer internships that range from 8 to 12 weeks—and a job after graduation!

Undergraduate and graduate students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Not only do scholars pursue their passions in their respective field during their educational phase, but they begin a journey towards an empowering career to protect national security.

The application is now live and can be found here.

The deadline to apply is December 1 at 5pm EST.

Have any questions or need application help? Contact the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards at

Posted on August 25, 2021 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Local Independent School Has Multiple Opportunities to Work with Students

College students seeking teaching experience are encouraged to apply

University School of the Lowcountry on Coleman Blvd. in Mount Pleasant is located less than 10 minutes from the College of Charleston. We have been in operation since 2007, and we educate 80 high-achieving and kind students in grades 3-12.

We are seeking to fill two positions:

1) An Elementary Math teacher assistant (or teacher) for our grades 3-5. Time commitment would be 1-2 hours in the AM (between 9-11 AM), on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

2) An after-school Program Director. Time commitment would be from 3-5:30 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

For a college/graduate student who enjoys working with children, these are ideal jobs. There are less than 10 students in a class.

You can read more about these opportunities here. For questions or to express interest, please contact Head of School Jason Kreutner (


Posted on August 25, 2021 in Internships & Jobs

Math whiz? Consider Tutoring for Local Middle School Students

Middle schooler seeks support with advanced stats and calculus

The University School of the Lowcountry is coordinating tutoring sessions for a local student looking to improve her math skills. Her level is extremely advanced, taking statistics and Calculus C as a 7th grader. Therefore, the tutor would need to have mastered this upper-level mathematics material.

Tutoring sessions would take place twice a week, with available timeslots on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, all from 11:15-12:05. All sessions will take place at the University School of the Lowcountry, located 10 minutes from campus in Mount Pleasant.

Compensation is commensurate with experience. Contact for more details.

Posted on August 25, 2021 in Internships & Jobs

Opportunities Abound with the U.S. State Department

Several internships, fellowships, and specialty programs with the State Department have deadlines coming up

If you’re interested in applying for any of the following programs, now is the time to review eligibility and application requirements!

  • U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program
  • Summer Enrichment Program – Charles P. Rangel International Affairs Program
  • Foreign Affairs Information Technology (FAIT) Fellowship
  • Critical Language Scholarship Program

Click below to learn more about each opportunity, including application details and deadlines.

Learn More About These Opportunities

U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program

The U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program is an unpaid internship with the opportunity to work in U.S. embassies and consulates throughout the world, as well as in various bureaus located in Washington, D.C. and at Department offices around the United States. This program is designed to provide substantive learning experiences in a foreign affairs environment.

Spring 2022 Program

Application Open – August 27

Application Deadline – September 7

Internship Dates – Jan 17, 2020 to April 20, 2022

Summer 2022 Program

Application Open – September 27

Application Deadline – October 12

Internship Dates – May 9, 2022 to September 30, 2022

Summer Enrichment Program – Charles P. Rangel International Affairs Program

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. Applications typically open in mid-October. Check website regularly for updates!

Foreign Affairs Information Technology (FAIT) Fellowship

The U.S. Department of State is seeking to attract top technology talent to the Foreign Service that reflects the diversity of the United States. Based on the fundamental principle that diversity is a strength in our diplomatic efforts, the program values varied backgrounds, including ethnic, racial, gender, and geographic diversity. Women, members of minority groups underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and those with financial need, are encouraged to apply to this challenging and rewarding program. Applications are scheduled to open Fall 2021. Check website regularly for updates!

Critical Language Scholarship Program

The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers. Applications are scheduled to open Fall 2021. Check website regularly for updates!

Posted on August 20, 2021 in Internships & Jobs

Be a Peer Mentor with the Reach Program!

The Reach Program is Currently Looking for Social and Fitness Mentors!

Participate in traditional college activities with your mentee such as studying, eating meals, attending fitness classes and sporting events, going to the gym, or simply hanging out together. Commit to a short amount of time each week and star building a truly valuable relationship!

For more info about the Reach Program and mentoring, contact Arianne Bauserman (

If you have questions about the application or training process, contact Page Keller (


Posted on August 19, 2021 in Campus Involvement

Y Girls Code is looking for volunteer facilitators (no coding experience required!)

The Y Girls Code program is looking for volunteer facilitators to help walk students through the program’s coding curriculum. The best part? There’s no coding experience necessary! Volunteers receive training that in turn will allow them to help empower young girls looking to learn the key concepts of computer programming.

Volunteer roles begin September 1. For more details, read below or contact Whitney Anderson, Youth Empowerment & Engagement Coordinator (

Ready to volunteer? Use this link to sign up.

Learn More About Y Girls Code


Y Girls Code is dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology by increasing the number
of girls interested in technology and creating a pipeline of future tech engineers.


Participating girls learn key concepts behind computer programming languages, whether
their goal is to build an app, create a website, or program a robot. Additionally, the club
environment encourages sisterhood. Activities are designed to increase self awareness,
confidence, and esteem.


Club facilitators. These are not required to have a coding background. We encourage afterschool
teachers or other interested staff to support the club by walking the girls through
the online modules. Ideally the facilitator-to-student ratio should be 1 for every 10
students, with 10-12 students in total, and no more than 2 students per computer.


Yes! It’s a curriculum consisting of online modules. Facilitators and volunteers will
complete a course that familiarizes them with this curriculum, and will then walk the
students through it. This will be provided by the Y Girls Code program.


Yes! Each club can decide whether they’d like to operate virtually or in person using
appropriate health and safety measures such as social distancing.

Posted on August 5, 2021 in Community Engagement

Research Opportunities at MUSC for students interested in cellular and molecular biology

Interested in cellular and molecular biology research? Dr. Michael Scofield’s addiction neuroscience laboratory at the Medical University of South Carolina is looking for high-achieving undergraduate students to aid in the completion of a variety of research projects.

The lab uses state-of-the-art techniques to better understand relapse biology and the cellular and molecular correlates of drug craving. Undergraduate research assistants will gain tangible experience with key research techniques, including electrochemical recordings, immunohistochemical analysis, confocal microscopy, digital rendering, neuronal and astroglial structural plasticity analyses, and operant drug self-administration withdrawal and relapse paradigms.

Check out the laboratory website for more info:

With lots of ongoing projects, students who are interested in research are encouraged to email Dr. Michael Scofield ( for more info.

Posted on August 5, 2021 in Research
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