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.

Part-Time Position with Heart Math Tutoring

Heart Math Tutoring is hiring a paid, part-time Program Coordinator!

The Opportunity: Serve as the on-site tutoring coordinator for two local elementary schools during this upcoming school year.

  • Oversee 50 – 60 students’ growth in math skills and enthusiasm for academics
  • Manage and support 50 – 80 weekly volunteers
  • Liaise with teachers, school staff, and families
  • ~20-24 hours per week at $21 to $23 per hour

The Organization: Heart Math Tutoring provides a fun way to build relationships with students while delivering academic skills crucial to their success (it’s also our newest Honors Engaged partner!).

Application Details: Online application + resume and cover letter; position begins in August so apply ASAP.

The Center for Sustainable Development is hiring!

Student Leadership Positions: The Center for Sustainable Development is hiring for SIX positions through the CSD internship program!

The Opportunities: Multiple roles, including:

  • Waste Store Manager
  • Zero Waste Lead
  • JEDI Lead
  • Student Engagement Lead
  • Staff Engagement Lead
  • Cougar Changemaker Committee Chair

The Benefits: A great way to get involved on campus, gain experience as a sustainability professional, and meet amazing people.

Application Details: Handshake application + supplemental Microsoft Form; deadline is July 30.

Internships available with the Public Works Arts Center

The Public Works Art Center has two summer internships available for students for Summer 2023: an Arts Administration Intern and a Programming Director Intern. Learn more about the positions below:

As an arts administration intern at Public Works Art Center, you will have the opportunity to assist with many facets of the organization including nonprofit management, exhibition installation, event facilitation, and much more!

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with space maintenance and installation prep
  • Greeting and engaging with gallery visitors
  • Processing sales of art work and gift shop items
  • Updating and managing databases
  • Assisting with record keeping (related to grant documentation) 
  • Formatting and tracking press items (exhibition postcards, press releases, signage) 
  • Providing assistance at exhibition openings and events
  • Website and social media updating
  • Assisting Public Works Art Center’s Executive Director


  • Studio Art, Art History, Arts Administration, Nonprofit Management, or Arts Management majors preferred
  • Proficiency in Google suite (sheets, docs, forms, etc)
  • Strong communication skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Positive attitude
  • Passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion 

As a programming and events intern at Public Works Art Center, you will have the opportunity to assist with many facets of the organization including class and camp implementation for children and adults, event facilitation, and much more.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting Programming Director with the shaping of our fall and winter programming
  • Assisting with record keeping
  • Assisting with grant management
  • Website and social media updating to promote classes and events
  • Purchasing supplies for classes and camps
  • Assisting with duties related to event rentals- communication, contracts, tours, etc.
  • Assisting with special events to possibly include artist receptions, 
  • Greeting and engaging with gallery visitors
  • Processing sales of art work and gift shop items


  • Studio Art, Art History, Arts Administration, Nonprofit Management, Education, or Arts Management majors preferred
  • Proficiency in Google Docs/Sheets required; graphic design experience preferred
  • Strong communication skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Positive attitude
  • Self starter, takes initiative
  • Passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion

Learn more about both opportunities here!

City of Charleston Seeking Service-minded Individuals to Apply to Local AmeriCorps VISTA Program

The Charleston Area Service Collaborative is comprised of 20 non-profits all dedicated to fighting poverty and providing opportunities for their clients. Americorps has opportunities in the areas of Health, Economic Opportunity, and Education. For all positions, Americorps is seeking motivated individuals who are ready to serve.

All sites provide an excellent professional development opportunity, and we look forward to finding the right fit for you! Sites are focused on mentoring, financial empowerment, criminal justice, racial equality, pediatric cancer, health initiatives, and more.

Through activities such as fundraising, grant writing, research, and volunteer recruitment, VISTA members will gain professional experience and leadership skills and receive a modest stipend for their work. Anyone 18 years of age or older is eligible – although most positions require a bachelor’s degree or some college!

Students may learn more about the positions available and apply here!

Publish Your Creative Work in Sanctuary, A National Honors Journal

Calling all Honors creatives! Submit your artistic work!

Sanctuary is a national literary and arts journal highlighting creative work by Honors students from across the southeastern U.S. The publication is seeking poems, stories, and visual art created by Honors College students.

Submissions can be made online, with an application deadline of April 14, 2023.

To view previous work published in Sanctuary or to learn more about the submission process, check out

DC Semester Program Spring 2024

The College of Charleston’s Washington, DC Semester Program for Democracy, Culture, and the Arts is an academic program beginning in the SPRING of 2024–application deadline will be early in the Fall term of 2023. The program Application and Checklist can be found here. 

DCSP is a program for students who want to experience working in Washington in a structured and supervised way, tapping the dynamic institutions of the Washington Metropolitan Area to provide major experiential learning opportunities. The academic components of the program and the internship coordination are provided by CofC professors. DCSP participants will receive up to 3 credits for the mandatory DCSP seminar, 6 credits for their full-time internship, and are free to fill their remaining credits with either a research project or online coursework at CofC.

Classes are to be held in the University of California Washington Center in the heart of the city. Students live in shared 2-bedroom apartments in downtown Washington, DC.

Learn more here!

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Are you looking for an exciting post-graduation opportunity? Would you like to live abroad for a year?

Through its variety of grants, the Fulbright program offers students the opportunity to work, study, and live in another country for up to one year after graduation in one of the over 140 Fulbright partner countries. A Fulbright can be a great way to begin graduate study, continue research, or pursue a meaningful gap year experience.

Students pursuing a Fulbright must have completed their undergraduate degree by the start of the Fulbright grant period and select one of the opportunities listed below.

English Teaching Assistantship: Teach English to students ranging in age from pre-k to college while engaging with the local community.

Open Study: Pursue a master’s degree in one of the many available one-year degree programs, including through a number of field-specific grants.

Open Research: Propose a year-long research project on the topic of your choice in any of the Fulbright countries or pursue one of the field-specific grants in the Arts, Business, or STEM fields.

To learn more about the Fulbright program and the unique opportunities it provides, follow the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards’ social media, which will highlight different Fulbright awards, application components, and Fulbright info sessions and events.