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.

Apply to the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium’s Community Engaged Internship Program!

The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium is now accepting applications for their Community Engaged Internship (CEI) Program for Summer 2024!

Details: This is a PAID summer internship program for undergraduate students. CEIs are designed to provide opportunities for undergraduate students from underserved communities to conduct summer community-based projects that focus on community environmental and resilience needs.

CEI Projects for Summer 2024 Include:

To Apply: Information to apply can be found here. Applications are due Monday, March 18th.

For more information, reach out to the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium staff members listed at the links above that correspond to the project you are interested in.

Deadline approaching to apply for a funded summer internship through the PASS Program

Apply by Feb. 23 to be considered for the PASS (Pipeline for Aspiring Surgical Students) Program which provides summer internships with the MUSC Department of Surgery.

The Opportunity: The PASS Program provides up to three Honors interns with an immersive 10-week summer experience focused on laboratory and clinical research and designed to prepare students for a career in academic medicine, all under the mentorship of Department of Surgery faculty.

Great Fit For: Aspiring surgeons / Future medical scientists / those thinking about pursuing an MD/PhD or MD/MS and looking to bolster their application credentials

Get Funded: Students accepted into the PASS Program also participate in the Honors Summer Enrichment Program, which includes funding of up to $4000 to support their PASS internship.

How to Apply: Learn more about the P.A.S.S. Program then submit your application online by Friday, February 23 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

MUSC’s Dept. of Surgery offers a funded summer internship through the PASS Program

The PASS (Pipeline for Aspiring Surgical Students) Program provides summer internships with the MUSC Department of Surgery.

The Opportunity: The PASS Program provides up to three Honors interns with an immersive 10-week summer experience focused on laboratory and clinical research and designed to prepare students for a career in academic medicine, all under the mentorship of Department of Surgery faculty.

Great Fit For: Aspiring surgeons / Future medical scientists / those thinking about pursuing an MD/PhD or MD/MS and looking to bolster their application credentials

Get Funded: Students accepted into the PASS Program also participate in the Honors Summer Enrichment Program, which includes funding of up to $4000 to support their PASS internship.

How to Apply: Learn more about the P.A.S.S. Program then submit your application online by Friday, February 23 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Apply Today to Become an American Cancer Society Cares Clinic Volunteer

The American Cancer Society (ACS) is seeking CofC students to assist with a pilot cancer navigation support program, ACS CARES (Community Access to Resources, Education, and Support).

The program: A multi-channel approach that leverages digital, telephonic, and in-person support to provide direct, individualized, non-clinical assistance to improve the cancer experience. Students will provide people with cancer and caregivers non-clinical navigation support throughout the cancer journey.

Benefits: Work directly with a healthcare team, gain clinical hours, and positively impact the experience of a patient going through cancer treatment.

Timeline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with final candidate selections made in July. The program begins in September and lasts through the Spring ’25 semester.

To ApplyHead to this link to create a profile and submit your application!

For more information, check out the full description below or email ACSCARES@cancer.org with any questions.

Program Overview

For nearly 30 years, ACS has viewed patient navigation as a critical strategy in reducing health disparities across the cancer continuum, with demonstrated effectiveness at removing barriers and increasing access to care through the provision of coordinated, patient-centered support.

With over 1.9M people diagnosed with cancer annually, the goal of the American Cancer Society Navigation Support Program is to provide people with cancer and caregivers direct, individualized, in-person non-clinical navigation assistance that delivers timely information to reduce distress, resources to mitigate barriers to care, and emotional support to improve the cancer experience.

ACS is looking to recruit college/graduate students to become ACS CARES: Clinic Volunteers at nearby participating health systems to provide people with cancer and caregivers non-clinical navigation support throughout the cancer journey. ACS will provide the Clinic Volunteers with support (including continuing education and technical assistance), and data collection tools to maximize project outcomes.

ACS CARES: Clinic Volunteer Role

ACS CARES: Clinic Volunteers are college/graduate students who are ACS-trained to provide people with cancer and caregivers direct, individualized, non-clinical navigation assistance throughout the cancer journey. These volunteers will be placed at health systems and will:

  • Meet with patients and/or caregivers while they are waiting for their appointment or during chemotherapy infusions Utilize the validated NCCN-based ACS social determinants of health needs assessment and distress screening tool to identify and document concerns and barriers to care in a secure platform (NurseNav)
  • Assist patients and/or caregivers draft questions to discuss with their provider Take notes for patients during clinic appointments
  • Conduct follow-up calls to assist patients and/or caregivers in accessing ACS and health care system information and resources
  • Does NOT include accessing or documenting in the health care system EMR

Volunteer Benefits

  • Time spent will count towards clinical hours
  • Course credit may be available (to be determined on a case-by-case basis)
  • Receive specialized navigation support training, including patient privacy, how to function in the health care setting, and coordinating with professional navigators
  • Have dedicated ACS staff members to field questions and provide support

Volunteer Requirements

  • One year commitment is required (academic school year) Must be available for one 4-hour shift per week
  • Additional time commitment should be allotted for volunteer meetings and continued training/education Ages 18 and up
  • Actively enrolled as a student at the partnering college/university Comfortable using technology
  • Access to a computer with reliable internet access Pass background check
  • Complete application, interview, and required ACS training plus fulfill continued learning requirements throughout volunteer term
  • Must comply with hospital-based training and health requirements (i.e., on-site training, vaccination requirements, etc.)

Training

ACS CARES Clinic Volunteers will work directly with patients, caregivers, and providers, and thus are in close contact with patient health information. Extensive training will be provided to ensure you feel comfortable and prepared to perform this role. The self-paced training curriculum is to be completed virtually over the summer prior to beginning in the clinic. There will also be one full day of in-person training which will likely occur during syllabus week. Continuing education will be provided during division meetings throughout the semester.

How to Apply

  1. Visit the ACS Volunteer Community page and select the pilot site you are interested in applying
  2. You will be prompted to complete a Volunteer Community
  3. After creating your profile, you will be able to access the
  4. Submit your application as soon as
  5. Qualified applicants will be invited to participate in virtual interviews

Please note: The application evaluation and interview process is on a rolling timeline.

Leadership Positions

Leadership opportunities will be available for experienced volunteers after the 2023-24 pilot year of the ACS CARES program concludes. These positions will work closely with ACS CARES staff to recruit, select, and manage new clinic volunteers, and facilitate communication with health care providers to expand the ACS CARES program to new clinic locations. Applications for these leadership positions will open in the spring of 2024.

Questions? Email ACSCARES@cancer.org.

Apply to the U.S. Department of State Paid Student Internship Program

The U.S. Department of State is looking for students to apply to their Paid Student Internship Program for fall 2024, which gives students a chance to participate in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy!

Details: The Paid Student Internship Program is part of the Department’s commitment to fostering diversity within its ranks and encouraging individuals from underrepresented groups to explore student and career opportunities.  This program aims to provide students from diverse backgrounds in post-secondary degree programs with exposure to various careers in U.S. foreign policy programs and the administration of the U.S. Department of State, both domestically and at diplomatic missions worldwide.

Great Fit For: Any students who will have 60+ credit hours and a 3.2+ GPA by the time the program starts and is interested in U.S. foreign policy.

To Apply: Click here for the application link. The deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, February 9th, so act fast!

For more information, including a complete job description and requirements, head to this link.

Apply to Join the HOPE Lab for a Research Opportunity With Dolphins!

Dr. Leslie Hart is seeking a research assistant to help with a NIH-funded study investigating microplastic and phthalate exposure in wild bottlenose dolphins and their prey!

The Opportunity: Undergraduate students involved in this study will participate in fieldwork with the project lead, assist with sample preparation (including fish dissection), assist a graduate student with laboratory analyses of fish and bottlenose dolphin samples, perform literature searches and reviews, curate databases, and assist with statistical analyses and the preparation of manuscripts, reports, and presentations.

Benefits:

  • Participate in field research
  • Prepare biological samples for laboratory analyses & develop new ecotoxicological laboratory skills
  • Perform a targeted literature search and develop a literature matrix
  • Formulate testable research hypotheses and perform statistical analyses
  • Enhance your scientific writing and presentation skills

To Apply: Send the items listed below to Dr. Hart (hartlb@cofc.edu) by February 15th, 2024.

For more information, click below, email Dr. Hart, or check out the HOPE Lab’s Instagram.

Research Assistant Job Description

Undergraduate students involved in this study will participate in fieldwork with the project lead (Dr. Leslie Hart, Public Health), assist with sample preparation (including fish dissection), assist a graduate student with laboratory analyses of fish and bottlenose dolphin samples, perform literature searches and reviews, curate databases, and assist with statistical analyses and the preparation of manuscripts, reports, and presentations. The project team will meet weekly to set monthly goals, assess project needs, evaluate project status, discuss challenges, schedule deliverables, and review topic-related journal articles. Training on statistical methods and scientific methods will occur throughout the academic year during these weekly meetings.

Students interested in this project should be prepared to assist with research starting in spring 2024. Preference will be given to students interested in assisting for the 2024-2025 academic year (including summer 2024). Because sample collection, processing, and analysis will occur throughout the year, students must be able to dedicate 10 hours per week during the academic year and 20 hours per week during the summer months, at $11/hr.

Qualifications

  • US Citizen
  • Full-time student at the College of Charleston
  • Research assistants will be expected to commit 10 hours per week during the academic year and 20 hours per week in the summer
  • Research assistants will be expected to travel (domestically) for fieldwork (funding will be provided)

Application Details

If you are interested in this position, please send questions and the following materials to Dr. Hart (hartlb@cofc.edu) by no later than February 15, 2024.

  • Updated CV or Resume that includes all extracurricular activities and employment plans (for academic years and summers)
  • Year of Study, Major, Academic Achievements
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Writing Sample – submit a copy of your best paper/presentation/reflection that you’ve done for a class
  • Statement of Interest (500 words) that includes all of the following:
    • Previous research experience, if applicable
    • Previous laboratory experience, if applicable
    • What you can offer to the project and how long would you like to work on this project?
    • What you would like to get out of this experience?
    • Why you are interested in participating in this (or any) research?
    • Please describe your specific time management strategies
    • Any other relevant information that you would like to share

Info Session About Google Data Center Internship

The Google Data Center in Moncks Corner and the CofC Office of Institutional Diversity have established a 10-week paid summer internship experience, and are hosting an info session so you can learn all about it!

Who Should Be Interested: First and second-year students (especially first-generation students) of any major!

When & Where: The info session will be…

  • On Monday, February 5th, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (with presentations at 11:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.)
  • At the School of Education Alumni Center (86 Wentworth)

To register for the even, scan the QR code on the flyer or go to this link.