Paid Internship Opportunity with the OTT in the U.S. Department of Energy

Are you interested in learning about the process by which new technologies reach full commercial scale and are available in the marketplace? The Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) is looking for students for a 10-12 week internship next summer.

Great Fit For: Students pursuing a degree in science, technology, mathematics, engineering, or business with an interest in entrepreneurship and technology commercialization.

Benefits:

  • An $850 per week stipend, plus potential an additional supplement for participants that relocate
  • 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 by learning from Energy I-Corps instructors and attending workshops
  • Attendance to an in-person opening ceremony in Washington, D.C., and a closing ceremony at a national laboratory

To Apply: Go to this link for an in-depth position description and the application.

Click here for more information. or email OTT-internships@orise.orau.gov with any questions.

Mark Your Calendars for MUSC Night!

Are you studying a health-related field or curious about the programs MUSC has to offer? Head to MUSC Night on Wednesday, November 8th!

The Event: MUSC Night will help CofC students learn about unique and exciting healthcare and education opportunities after they leave CofC.

When & Where: MUSC Night will be hosted…

  • On Wednesday, November 8th, from 4:30-6:00 p.m.
  • In the SSMEB Courtyard (202 Calhoun St)

For more information, check out the provided flyer or email heringe@cofc.edu.

Free tickets to the Gibbes Distinguished Lecture series

The Honors College has a limited number of free tickets for Honors students to attend the Gibbes Museum of Art’s annual Distinguished Lecture Series featuring art historian Dr. Sarah Elizabeth Lewis.

When/Where: Wednesday, November 1, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM in the Sottile Theatre.

The speaker: Dr. Lewis is an art and cultural historian Harvard University. Before joining faculty at Harvard, she held curatorial positions at MOMA, the Tate Modern, and served as a critic at Yale University School of Art.

Great fit for: Art historians / Art lovers / Photographers  / Culture vultures

How to register: Claim your free ticket by registering here. Space is limited, so sign up today!

Neuroscience Laboratory Research Opportunity

The Sato Neuroscience Lab at MUSC is looking for students to join their lab and potentially conduct their Bachelor’s research with them!

The Opportunity: Students will use two-photon imaging, optogenetic tools, and electrophysiology to unravel the fundamental principles that govern information processing in the brainstem and investigate how neurological diseases such as strokes and Alzheimer’s affect neural circuits and behavior.

Benefits: Students can expect to learn how to mount brain slices on slides, cut perfused brains, and potentially even perform surgery. Additionally, students will…

  • Gain experience with manual dexterity and working in a lab environment
  • Improve their general neuroscience knowledge
  • Have opportunities to work on their Bachelor’s Essay, give conference presentations, and even co-author papers!

Great Fit For: Juniors and sophomores studying biology and/or neuroscience.

To Apply: Email Ashley Matunis (ashley.matunis@gmail.com) with your resume/CV.

This spring, study abroad in Cuba or Mexico City

Honors students, there are two opportunities to study abroad next spring with the Latin American and Caribbean Studies program.

CofC in Havana, Cuba (Semester-long program, Spring 2024)

The island of Cuba blends Caribbean, African, and European cultures, creating a diverse and inspiring environment for students to study during the Spring semester. Learn more about the program.

  • Take courses with LACS, POLI, and SPAN credit
  • Further your Spanish language skills with a course taught in Spanish
  • Live with a Cuban family and take weekend excursions to explore the island

CofC Spring Break in Mexico: Past and Present (Spring Break 2024)

Take HIST 261: Mexico Past and Present for a unique opportunity to become fully immersed in Mexican history and culture. Learn more about the program.

  • A semester-long course with accompanying spring break trip to Mexico City
  • Explore museums, archeological sites, and experience firsthand the country’s rich culture
  • Counts towards GenEd humanities, history major/minor, and some other interdisciplinary programs

Contact Dr. Christina Garcia (garciacm@cofc.edu) with questions about either program.

Paid Healthcare Experience as Local Caregiver

CareYaya is looking for college students to serve as Patient Care Assistants in the Charleston area, no prior certifications required.

The Organization: The CareYaya Foundation is a nonprofit social enterprise that connects families who need caregiving help for their loved ones with college students seeking hands-on experience in the medical field.

Benefits: Jumpstart your healthcare career with real world experience that matters.

  • Set your own schedule
  • Paid care experiences ($15-$25/hour) to fund undergraduate + save for graduate school
  • Scholarship opportunities for top caregivers (Rosenstock Fellowship)
  • Letters of recommendation to graduate schools
  • Opportunities to shadow doctors, nurses, and social workers

Next Steps: Online application; contact Sophia Pribbernow (pribbernows@g.cofc.edu) for more details.

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.

Study abroad next summer in Spoleto, Italy

Spend your summer studying writing and literature in Spoleto, Italy, a hilltop town with ancient roots, great food, and gorgeous views.

The Experience: Beyond taking two ENGL courses in Spoleto, you’ll also travel to Assisi and Florence, take a cooking class, tour a winery, hunt for truffles, and more!

The Courses: ENGL 302: Italian Renaissance Comedy and Shakespeare + ENGL 339: Creative Writing – Travel, Place, and Identity

Great Fit For: Research suggests traveling to Italy is multo buono for all humans.

How to Apply: Learn more about the program and then apply through CIE’s application portal.