Become a Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador

Did you know that Microsoft offers courses and micro-credentials on AI and Azure cloud?

The opportunity: Join a global community of students who are passionate about building AI-driven solutions with Microsoft technology while growing the skills you need to have greater impact in the projects and communities that matter to you.

The Benefits:

  • Grow technical AI skills
  • Boost leadership experience
  • Expand your network
  • Become a leader in the College’s suite of Microsoft products

Learn More: Take advantage of time between semesters and join this community of AI-passionate innovators and student leaders. Become a Microsoft Learn student ambassador.

Intern With the Charleston Climate Coalition

The Charleston Climate Coalition (CCC) is looking for a part-time student intern to work with their team on finalizing and piloting implementation of their new Environmental Justice Profile!

The Internship: This position will involve working with the CCC team to help create the digital platform on Squarespace, help with gathering contact information for agencies relevant to the dimensions of the profile, and potentially attend meetings with environmental justice experts to set up piloting projects. This internship can be completed in person in Charleston or virtually if you plan to leave the Lowcountry this summer.

More Info: The Environmental Justice Profile is a digital platform for assessing and raising awareness about community exposure and vulnerability to a wide range of dimensions of environmental and social justice harms.

Great Fit For: Self-motivated and eager students who can effectively manage time and carry out responsibilities independently. This position should especially interest students who want real-life experience fighting to protect frontline communities and bring about sustainable community-based solutions.

To Apply: Email your resume to charlestonclimatecoalition@gmail.com with the subject line EJ Profile Internship Application.

To learn more about the Charleston Climate Coalition, click this link to head to their website.

Mindful-Move Out Volunteer Call!

The Opportunity: Volunteer for Mindful Move-Out from April 28th-May 2nd! The Center for Sustainable Development and their partners need all hands on deck to collect and sort the donations they receive from residence halls during Move-Out. It’s a great way to help our campus and community reduce waste (and get first dibs on free clothes, furniture, and more)!

BenefitsWorking can be counted for volunteer hours. By volunteering, participants increase their campus and community involvement and volunteers help work towards the 90% Waste Diversion metric.

Relevance: This is a great opportunity for students wanting to get involved on campus, anyone needing volunteer hours, and anyone wanting to look through some free items!

To Sign UpGo to this link to sign up for volunteering timeslots.

For more information, reach out to zerowaste@cofc.edu or sustain@cofc.edu with any questions!

Join the Green Heart Project Volunteer Team at the Cooper River Bridge Run

The Green Heart Project is looking for volunteers to join their team and help out at this year’s Bridge Run Race Expo, on Thursday, April 4th & Friday, April 5th at the North Charleston Coliseum.

Responsibilities: Race volunteers will:

  • Help with t-shirt distribution & runner packet distribution
  • Greet participants and provide race day information
  • Help Green Heart to fulfill their duties as a Bridge Run Charity Connection, a partnership that should raise ~$10,000 to support their work!

To RegisterTo volunteer, go to this link, register to volunteer for Expo Support, and add yourself to the Green Heart Project team. Food and a free volunteer t-shirt will be provided.

For more information, go to the volunteer registration link or contact Allie Astor at allie@greenheartsc.org.

Join the CofC Generative AI Team!

Curious about generative artificial intelligence? Check out this opportunity to participate in a Hackathon, take a class on Storytelling with AI, and compete in the IBM 2024 Call for Code Global Challenge for a chance to win $50,000!

The Opportunity: Honors Faculty Fellow Lancie Affonso is hoping to recruit a team of 3-5 CofC students to compete in the April 19th-21st CHS Hack Ops and get feedback on their solution before entering the  IBM 2024 Call for Code Global Challenge. Professor Affonso will also be teaching an exclusive colloquium course in fall 2024 on Storytelling in the Ae of AI.

Timeline:

  • March 29th: Team formed (3-5 students)
  • April 19th-21st: Team participates in CHS HackOps at the Harbor Entrepreneurship Center
  • October 17th: IBM Challenge submissions due
  • December 2024: IBM Challenge winners announced

Students who are interested in joining our CofC Storytelling with AI team for this competition or learning about IBM Skills Build and Red Hat Academy can contact Professor Affonso at affonsol@cofc.edu.

Reading Partners has an AmeriCorps service opportunity

Reading Partners SC, a national nonprofit that provides students with reading support, has a year-long AmeriCorps service opportunity in Charleston.

The opportunity: Collaborate with a network of partners to recruit and coach volunteers, support students during and outside of tutoring sessions, work on capacity-building projects, and so much more.

The benefits:

  • Serve your community as part of a dynamic team.
  • Grow your leadership skills.
  • Supported by a living stipend, benefits, education award, and training opportunities.

How to apply: The application can be found on Reading Partners’ website.

2024 Lowcountry Citizens’ Summit

Mark your calendars for the 2024 Lowcountry Citizens’ Summit:

Charleston: Then, Now, and Moving Forward…
Friday, March 22, 2024
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Stern Center Ballroom (71 George St.)

Join us for a day of meaningful conversations between students and local community members.

Together, through a series of community panels and breakout discussions, we’ll explore…

  • Details about Charleston’s complex history.
  • A snapshot of the current state of the city.
  • Solutions for developing a productive, equitable Lowcountry of the future.

Join the conversation: Register online to attend. The Summit is free to attend and open to all members of the campus and Charleston-area community.

Apply to Be a Servant Leader Intern at Metanoia Freedom School!

Metanoia Freedom School is looking for students to serve as paid interns helping kids learn over the summer and promote community development in North Charleston!

Metanoia Freedom School: The Freedom School is a six-week long, high-energy summer camp-type environment that teaches students the love of reading and how they can make a difference in themselves, their families, their communities, their country, and their world. It is free, giving hard-working parents a safe and enriching child care option during the majority of the summer.

The Opportunity: Servant leader interns will deliver Reading Curriculum to a small class of no more than 10 students for six weeks during the summer. They will fuel and empower young minds with leadership, literacy, and the power of social change, social action, and social justice. Their mission is to awaken and nurture the potential in scholars aged 5 to 14.

More Details: This is a full-time, paid job lasting from May 22nd to July 26th, starting at $17.50/hr. For a full job description, qualifications needed, and to apply, go to this link.

Go here for more information about Metanoia Freedom School. To learn more about the job, click the link above.