Pitch your business idea and win cash prizes at the SC Innovates Pitch Competition

Calling all South Carolina college students! Compete for thousands in cash prizes 4th Annual SC Innovates Pitch Competition.

How it Works: Students from across SC pitch a promising business idea or social enterprise. 15 semi-finalists from across the state advance to an in-person finale where $10,000 in cash prizes will be doled out.

Great fit for: Everyone! Great ideas aren’t limited by your major. You can enter as an individual or as part of a team with up to four members.

How to Apply: 5-slide pitch deck + 90-second video by Friday, September, 29.

Paid Marketing Internship with the Charleston Literary Festival

The Charleston Literary Festival is hiring a paid intern to help plan and run Charleston’s preeminent annual literary event.

The Internship: Marketing and operations support for the 10-day literary festival that takes place November 3-12 in downtown Charleston.

The Benefits: Nurture your eye for creative marketing and build out your production and operation skills.

Great Fit For: Book lovers / Social media gurus / Well-organized, pragmatic, proactive personalities

How to Apply: CV + cover letter to Sarah Moriarty, Executive Director at sarah.moriarty@charlestonliteraryfestival.com.

  • Keep reading below for more details about the internship.

Charleston Literary Festival Intern: Marketing

About Us

Launched in 2017, Charleston Literary Festival is a boutique literary festival that takes place each November in Charleston, South Carolina. With an emphasis on featuring international and national award-winning authors, the festival is committed to providing diverse audiences with a forum for engaging with new ideas and experiencing the transformative power of great literature. Charleston Literary Festival is an independent non-profit entity.

Why we need you

This year’s festival takes place from Nov. 3-12 in downtown Charleston. In the run up to the festival, we need an intern dedicated to marketing and operations to help us to plan and run a stand-out 10-day festival. This is an incredible opportunity for someone with a passion for books to nurture their eye for creative marketing and build out their production and operation skills.

Duration of Internship: 10 hours per week, running September until mid-November.

Pay: $15 per hour

Job Description

  • Organizing guest lists for Festival events and parties
  • Assisting at Festival events where necessary
  • Research on authors and books appearing at the Festival
  • Basic copywriting for marketing materials where necessary
  • Assist marketing team on distribution of marketing materials around Charleston (libraries, retailers, partners)
  • Liaise with partners to build marketing displays where necessary
  • Work with social media team to help create and organize assets for different channels and partners
  • Working with event photographer to realize shot lists

Skills + Qualifications

  • Strong interest in books, and authors (both national and international)
  • Well-organized, pragmatic, proactive personality with a growth mindset
  • Ability to adapt quickly and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Access to a car and the ability to drive (note: nice-to-have, not necessary)
  • Knowledge of social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and basic ability to create content for social media
  • Ability to do light lifting: e.g. moving chairs, tables

To apply: Please send CV and cover letter to Sarah Moriarty, Executive Director at sarah.moriarty@charlestonliteraryfestival.com.

Celebrate the New School Year at the School of the Arts Kickoff Event!

Kick of the new semester with a celebration hosted by the School of the Arts! Learn why everyone can be a part of the arts at CofC, no matter your major.

The Celebration: Tuesday, September 5, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. in the Cistern Yard.

  • A showcase of 200+ arts-related events and activities for the upcoming year
  • Sweet treats
  • Raffle prizes and free swag
  • Tunes by 1770 Records

The Benefits: Explore your creative side! Learn how you can get involved in artistic events, clubs, and classes.

No registration necessary, just stop by. Follow @sotacofc for event updates.

Student Research Opportunity: Pancreatic cancer research at MUSC’s Hollings Cancer Center

The Ostrowski Lab at MUSC’s Hollings Cancer is looking for student researchers to join their team.

The Research Project: The lab is studying pancreatic cancer and its intricate interactions within the tumor microenvironment. Their research is focused on understanding the role of the tumor microenvironment in disease progression.

The Benefits:

  • Gain hands-on experience in essential research techniques like mice colony management, cell culture techniques, western blotting and qRT-PCR.
  • Contribute to ongoing cancer research efforts.
  • engage with professionals at a leading research institution.

How to Apply: Contact Dr. Samaneh Saberi, Postdoctoral Fellow, for more details and instructions on how to apply: (saberi@musc.edu).

CofC Students can join the Council on Undergraduate Research for Free!

Looking for research opportunities in any discipline? Want additional support for an ongoing research project? CofC students can register for a free membership with the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR).

What’s the CUR? A national organization of members representing over 900 colleges and universities dedicated to supporting undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative inquiry.

Membership Benefits: Access to a national network of faculty, students and staff who are committed to undergraduate research opportunities.

Activate your Membership: Learn more on the College’s URCA website, and then activate your free account.

Become a CofC changemaker with the Bonner Leadership Program

Applications for the Bonner Leadership Program are now open!

About Bonner: A four-year service-based scholarship program for students who want to impact change on campus and in our community.

  • Approximately 300 hours of service per year with a Charleston-area non-profit.
  • Weekly Bonner Leader meetings focused on relevant social justice issues.
  • Provide valuable leadership in the Charleston community.

Benefits: Scholarship support / Develop leadership, communication, strategic and organizational skills / Become a part of the Bonner family

Great Fit For: Members of the Class of 2027 who want to make a real impact; students of all majors, backgrounds, and interests thrive in Bonner.

How to Apply: Online application + letters of recommendation + in-person interview; apply by September 14.

The SC Washington Semester Program is accepting applications for Spring 2024

The Washington Semester Program (WSP) offers South Carolina college students the opportunity to spend a semester working and taking classes in Washington D.C., gaining valuable experience while earning academic credit toward their degrees.

The opportunity: Live/Learn/Work. Students live in a historic Capital Hill neighborhood, explore the city through group excursions, all while taking 15 credit hours.

  • 9 credit hours are applied towards a full-time internship in congressional, executive, judicial or private sector offices, which can be applied towards your Honors Immersed requirement.

Great fit for: Many CofC Honors students have participated and thrived in this program over the years, with backgrounds ranging from political science to economics to international studies to public health. Participants get firsthand experience with the political process, obtaining skills that will help prepare them for careers in virtually any sphere.

Scholarships available: The program allocates support for students who demonstrate financial need and awards over $10,000 each year in scholarships.

  • Learn more: the Program will offer multiple virtual info sessions over the coming weeks. Sign up here.

How to apply: Personal statement + resume + transcript + LOR by Sunday, September 17, followed by virtual interviews for finalists the following Sunday. Access the application instructions here.

Paid tutors for high school level math and science courses

Palmetto Presbyterian Church in Mount Pleasant is seeking tutors to help high school students in their math and science courses.

  • Pay is $20-$25 hour; must have reliable transportation.

Great fit for: Honors students in their junior or senior year or working on a masters degree. Students with an easy-going personality will do well.

How to Apply: Call tutoring coordinator JoAnn Thomas  at 843-259-9303 for more details about the opportunity and the application process.

  • Application process will include interview, background check, and request for three reliable recommendations.