Technology Commercialization Internship Program.

Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) Technology Commercialization Internship Program.

The Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) Technology Commercialization Internship Program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to explore and contribute to projects that lie at the intersection of business and technology like machine learning, artificial intelligence, computing, data science, and biofuels. Students undergo intensive training as they join the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) world-class national laboratory system, boost entrepreneurial thinking, and explore market opportunities.

Internships will be for 10-12 consecutive weeks beginning on or about June 5, 2023. Alternate dates may be considered depending on your class schedules and facility schedules.

As a program participant, you will:

  • Participate in and contribute to OTT mission-related research, technical and policy activities under the guidance of technology transfer experts and/or OTT staff.
  • Learn and collaborate with Technology Transfer specialists at DOE national laboratories working on commercialization efforts related to the OTT mission, and establish long-term relationships between yourself, technology transfer experts, and OTT staff.
  • Gain deep insight into the federal government's role in the creation and implementation of policies that will affect energy technology development.
  • Enhance your education and training in OTT-related fields and increase your future marketability in these disciplines.

Program Benefits

  • Stipend: $750 per week
  • Virtual appointments – no relocation required
  • In-person closing ceremony that provides interns an opportunity to showcase their summer projects – Travel arrangements and reimbursement will be provided.

The deadline to apply for this opportunity is January 16th, 2023.

Students may learn more here!

For additional information, there is a Zoom Info session being held on December 6th at 2:00pm. Students may register here!

Internship Opportunity at Knowledge Capital Group

Local healthcare consulting firm Knowledge Capital Group [KCG] seeks a dynamic, motivated, and detail-oriented student with a healthy desire to grow in a challenging, respectful, and diversified work environment.

The opportunity: Responsibilities will include general office management duties, supporting staff on client deliverable production, conducting industry research and analysis, and other tasks as needed. The intern will interface with all members of the team and will report directly to Honors alumna Misty Antonacci, Consultant.

Great fit for: Marketing / Communications / Business administration Mathematics / Public health.

The benefits: Gain dynamic experience in a professional environment and hone your skills in marketing, business writing, communication, and more.

  • Honors Connection: There’s also potential for long-term, post-grad success with the company. Several Honors students who have interned with the company in the past excelled in their roles and were ultimately hired on as full-time employees upon graduation.

How to apply: Read below for qualification and compensation details, then submit your resume here! by December 21st, 2022.

Qualifications:

  • Enrolled as a Senior [preferred] or Junior in the College of Charleston Honors College
  • Marketing and graphic design experience a plus
  • Business writing experience a plus
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office products; experience with MS Outlook a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated organization skills and strong problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and work under deadlines/time constraints

Compensation: $11.50/hour Between 8-12 hours/week on average

To apply: Please send your resume here, by December 21st, 2022. Learn more about KCG through their website (knowledgecapitalgroup.com), or read about KCG’s history with the Honors College here (https://blogs.cofc.edu/honors/2020/12/10/cofc-honors-student-is-4th-to-intern-for-knowledge-capital-group/).

Become a 2023-2024 Resident Assistant!

Become a 2023-2024 Resident Assistant!

A Resident Assistant (RA) is a part-time student staff position within the Department of Residence Life. This position is considered to be an integral part of the College’s effort to meet the academic, social and emotional needs of all students living in residence halls and housing areas.

Resident Assistants are responsible for promoting a positive residential living atmosphere through ongoing community development, social and educational programming, resident contacts and support of Residence Life, as well as College policies.

Applications for the 2023-2024 staff are open and accepted on a rolling basis.

Requirements:

  • All students in good academic and conduct standing will be considered for this position.  Students must live on-campus for at least one full semester before being considered for a position.  
  • Must have and maintain at least a 2.50 GPA
  • Register and maintain have a full class load (12 credit hours per semester)

Time Commitment:

On-Call

Resident Assistants serve in an On-Call rotation in their assigned residence halls while residence halls are open and residents are in the building.  The purpose of the On-Call rotation is: to aid in the safety & security of residence halls, build community, confront possible violations of the Student Code of Conduct and Residence Hall policies, assist campus officials during incidents, appropriately contact the Residence Hall Director On-Call and Public Safety in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures and Emergency Protocol, and report incidents that happen during the On-Call shifts immediately after they occur.

Desk Hours

Residence Life student staff members (Desk Assistants & Resident Assistants) are responsible for covering the Front Desk of the Residence Hall in which they are assigned while residence halls are open.  Residence Life student staff members must fully cover their Front Desk between the hours of 7:00 am-11:00 pm. 

Administrative Work

Resident Assistants are responsible for accurately completing: Resident Dossiers for each resident in the assigned area, Roommate Agreements (where applicable), Suitemate Agreements (where applicable), Incident Reports immediately after confronting or witnessing a potential Residence Life Policy or Student Code of Conduct violation, Weekly Reports to their assigned Residence Hall Director, Program Proposal & Evaluation forms, Knock & Talk forms, Community Builder Initiative forms, On-Call Reports, Bulletin Board Proposal & Evaluation forms, and any other written follow-up as requested by a Residence Life staff member.

Meetings

Resident Assistants are required to attend a Weekly Staff Meeting held by the Residence Hall Director in each assigned area.  This time will be set based on the availability of all Resident Assistants in the assigned area and only academic considerations will be given in terms of determining availability.

Floor Meetings

Resident Assistants hold Opening and Closing Floor Meetings with their assigned area at the beginning and towards the end of the semester.  Additional Floor Meetings may be scheduled on a needs basis.

Training

Fall Training: Approximately 7-9 days before classes begin for the Fall Semester (dates announced when available), Resident Assistants are required to be available for all events during Fall RA Training.  This includes evening hours. Training is held from the time that Residents Assistants move into their assigned Residence Hall through Hall Opening. All Resident Assistants are required to assist with Hall Opening.  This includes during times that your Residence Hall does not have assigned move-in times as you will be assisting other buildings.

Winter/Spring Training:  Residents Assistants undergo an abbreviated Training before the Spring semester that commences before Residence Halls open for the Spring Semester.  Resident Assistants are required to be available for all events during Fall RA Training. This training includes evening hours.

Essential Personnel 

Resident Assistants are considered essential personnel and as such are required to assist in the event of an emergency/bad weather/hurricane evacuation. If evacuation is declared, essential personnel will be released after the residence halls close but with enough time for students to get somewhere safely.

Length of Service

The length of service for the Resident Assistant position begins when Resident Assistant move-in to their assigned Residence Hall for Fall Training until one day after Residence Halls close after the Spring Semester.  The exact dates will be shared if you are offered a position.

Current Compensation

Resident Assistants currently receive compensation in the form of a housing discount and $5,000 which includes Front Desk hours, meetings, and administrative work.  A timesheet is submitted bi-weekly for compensation.

Info Sessions

Residence Life staff will hold Info Sessions regarding what it’s like to be a Resident Assistant, answer questions about the application and recruitment timeline, and answer any other questions you may have about Residence Life!

Read more on the Residence Live Website!

Program Director Internship for New Local Mental Health Nonprofit: Quest in Recovery

Quest in Recovery is offering a unique opportunity to work closely alongside a CofC alum for a nonprofit that offers community-led mental health and recovery resources for young adults and college students.

The Opportunity: This internship entails managing the Mentor Program; this involves overseeing all application information, creating intake surveys, internal communication, and helping organize events and fun get-togethers.

  • There is also the possibility to specialize in a role that also includes grant writing, community organizing, social media content creation, and community outreach to the existing hospital, school, and court programs in the Charleston Area.

Benefits: A great opportunity to learn about community organizing, running a nonprofit, and chance to create something new for the Charleston community that is deeply needed.

Great fit for: Public Health / Psychology / Religious Studies / Communications / Education / English

How to Apply: Email a resume, additional information on your career interests, and any questions about the opportunity to Luke Shirley (luke@questinrecovery.org).

Conservation Voters of South Carolina Internships

Conservation Voters of South Carolina Internships

The Conservation Voters of South Carolina has two internships available for Spring 2023: Government Relations Spring Internship & Policy Spring Internship. Read more about both internships below.

Government Relations Spring Internship

Scope of Position:  CVSC is seeking a Government Relations Intern for Spring 2023. In this position you will gain first-hand experience in government relations, environmental advocacy, and the legislative process.  

The successful candidate will assist Government Relations staff and contractors with legislative tracking and monitoring, policy-related  research, vote-tracking for our scorecard, and lobby days. This position will report directly to the Government Relations Director.

Location: This internship is based in Columbia with the option to work remotely or in the office.

Read more about the internship, responsibilities, and how to apply.

Policy Spring Internship

Scope of Position: CVSC is seeking a Policy Intern for Spring 2023. In this position you will gain first-hand experience in environmental policy research and advocacy at the legislative and regulatory level. 

The successful candidate will assist CVSC Project Managers with policy related research, regulatory research, developing communications and outreach materials, and project management.

Location: This internship is based in Charleston or Columbia with the option to work remotely.  

Read more about the internship, responsibilities, and how to apply.

These are great opportunities for students interested in the Environment or Public Policy

CEO of an Arts Advocacy Nonprofit Seeks an Administrative Intern

A Charleston-based arts manager and current CEO of International Arts & Artists is seeking a student intern with an arts-based background.

The Opportunity: The founder and long-time CEO is looking for a personal assistant to help support his work on both IA&A projects and other artistic endeavors. The intern will assist with professional correspondence, proposal writing, industry research, database management, and other administrative tasks as needed.

  • This is an in-person opportunity located in downtown Charleston (~18-minute walk from campus, with parking available)
  • 12 hours/week commitment (need is immediate)
  • Potentially a paid internship, commensurate with experience

Great Fit For: Arts Managers / Aspiring non-profit administrators / Artistic entrepreneurs / Anyone looking to break in with the art world

  • Must be extremely attentive to detail, have strong writing skills, efficient, and willing to learn

How to Apply: Contact David Furchgott davidfurchgott@gmail.com to express interest in the position and find out the next steps in the application process.

Refugee Reception and Placement Internship Program

Majoring in International Studies? Want to work with the local refugee community? Consider interning with the Refugee Reception and Placement Program, administered through Lutheran Services Carolinas.

The opportunity: Multiple in-person internships are available to help support LSC’s refugee resettlement efforts; interns will help with logistics, administrative work, community outreach, educational workshops, and even conduct research and become experts in international migration.

  • You can even take this CofC sponsored internship for credit, counting as INTL 401.

Great fit for: International Studies / Political Science / Anthropology / Women’s and Gender Studies

How to apply: The deadline to apply for spring semester is November 21; read below for more details and application instructions, and contact Sarah Koellner (koellnersk@cofc.edu) or Blake Scott (scottbc@cofc.edu) with questions.

Refugee Reception and Placement Internship Program

Location: North Charleston, South Carolina

Dates: Each semester (minimum 3 months, 40 hours per credit hour), based on College of Charleston calendar

Suitable Discipline/s: International Studies, Political Science, Anthropology, Women’s and Gender Studies

Academic credit: INTL 401, with the potential of counting for the Global Studies concentration

About the Organization

Lutheran Services Carolinas is a faith-based health and human services organization that supports refugees arriving to North and South Carolina as part of the US State Department’s Reception and Placement Program. Currently in the Charleston area, LSC is providing services to refugees from Afghanistan, Congo, and Ukraine, including refugees from various parts of Latin America and the Caribbean.

LSC helps refugees with the resettlement process in the United States, assisting with arrival, housing, employment, healthcare, education, and in general, helping them adjust to their new community.

In partnership with the College of Charleston’s International Studies Program, LSC is offering internship opportunities for students interested in issues of international migration, cross- cultural communication, and community outreach. Below are some of the sample activities interns would participate in:

  1. Work closely with an LSC case manager to support refugees (families, children, and individuals) resettled in Charleston.
  2. Help with logistics and administrative tasks at LSC’s Charleston office.
  3. Engage in community outreach and public education programming to create more cultural awareness and cross-cultural competency in Charleston about issues related to international migration.
  4. Read an interdisciplinary collection of sources focused on issues of international migration, and develop a reading guide for LSC volunteers and staff.
  5. Support LSC in educational workshops for refugees and volunteers

Eligibility and How to Apply

  1. Students should have completed International Studies courses at the 100 and 200 levels at the College of Charleston campus before applying for this internship.
  2. Students should demonstrate in their application materials how their studies and previous experiences could contribute to LSC’s work.
  3. Students who are interested in a career in international migration or international development are especially encouraged to apply.
  4. Send the following application materials to Sarah Koellner (koellnersk@cofc.edu) and Blake Scott (scottbc@cofc.edu): a 1-2 page cover letter, resume, and the contact information for two references. Please let us know for which position (see below) you are applying for.

Application Deadline for internships:

  • November 21 for Spring semester
  • February 15 for Summer semester
  • April 15 for Fall semester

Current internship positions with LSC

Community Engagement Intern

Time commitment: 15 hours a week

Location: In person at the LSC office, North Charleston

Duties:

  • Assist with weekly communication and coordination of volunteers
  • Research potential partner organizations and compile contact information
  • Help onboard new Circle of Welcome teams
  • Serve as a liaison between the College of Charleston’s refugee task force and LSC
  • Assist in event/training planning and execution
  • Assist with volunteer documentation and other office tasks
  • Catalog and sort donations and provide donors with appropriate forms
  • Other duties as assigned by the Outreach Coordinator

Refugee Resettlement Intern

Time commitment: 15 hours a week

Location: In person at the LSC office, North Charleston

Duties:

  • Assist case management staff with pre-arrival duties such as applications for public benefits, locating housing, organizing airport reception
  • Make appointments for clients when necessary
  • Assist the case manager in providing services to clients (education, health services, housing, food, transportation, legal services)
  • Assist with other administrative tasks including updating case files and documentation
  • Assist staff with identification of needs and coordination of the appropriate referrals to meet those needs
  • Attend home visits with case management staff and assist with case notes
  • Transport items to and from clients as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Refugee Employment Intern

Time commitment: 15 hours a week

Location: In person at the LSC office, North Charleston

Duties:

  • Complete trainings on state and Office on Refugee Resettlement employment programs, including Refugee Social Services, Refugee Assistance Program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and Matching Grant
  • Provide support to Employment Specialist staff through case noting, documentation, and other administrative tasks
  • Assist in referring refugee clients to community-based resources that will reduce barriers to employment, including but not limited to childcare resources, ESL services, financial literacy training, transportation, mental health resources,
  • Provide support for Matching Grant orientations, Job Readiness Training, and Financial Literacy Training
  • As needed, teach refugee clients how to pay rent, utilities, etc. and provide budgeting and financial education
  • Provide bus training to refugees as needed
  • Other duties as assigned by Area Manager and/or Employment Specialist staff

Gap-Year Fellowship: Project Horseshoe Farm

Gap-Year Fellowship: Project Horseshoe Farm

This upcoming year, Project Horseshoe Farm is offering its traditional Gap-Year Fellowship, which will begin in June of 2023 and finish in July of 2024 at the Greensboro, Perry County, and Pomona sites.

HSF Fellows make positive impacts in the community by working with patients and physicians in a “health partners” program, working with children through in-school and after school programs, and working with seniors and other vulnerable adults in community center programs and housing programs.

The application deadline for the 2023-24 gap-year Fellowship on February 12th, 2023. Students can find Project Horseshoe Farm, and the application, on Handshake or on their website.