Reading Partners has a gap year AmeriCorps opportunity

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

The opportunity: Multiple roles are available, including school-based roles and community engagement positions.

The benefits: A great opportunity to help kids learn to read AND plan your future career goals. Over 80% of our alumni described their service year as a defining professional experience.

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

Posted on August 1, 2022 in Internships & Jobs

Full and part-time positions available with North Charleston real estate firm

Real estate firm the Carla Faye Team is looking for an administrative assistant to join their fast-growing team at their office in North Charleston.

The opportunity: Take on a pivotal role in supporting the Carla Faye Team’s growing real estate operations, with flexible hours and part-time/full-time options available.

The benefits: Hone your communication, organizational, and time management skills in a supportive and fun-loving work environment.

Learn more: Click below for more details and application instructions.

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Qualifications:

  • Administrative experience and/or Real Estate experience preferred, but not required
  • Ability to commute to office in North Charleston, SC
  • Highly Proficient in Google Drive/Docs/Sheets, Microsoft Word/Excel
  • Ability to work both independently and also collaborate as part of a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail-Oriented and Strong organizational skills while Delivering World-Class Customer Service
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize tasks
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) is a huge plus but is NOT a requirement

Details:

  • Optional Part-Time (Hourly Rate) or Full-Time (Salary)
  • Monday-Friday (Hours and Days are flexible)
  • Occasional Weekends On-Call to answer/direct phone calls and emails
  • Supportive & Fun-Loving Environment

How to apply: Email Sell@GoinCoastalSC.com or Call Lindsey Perry at (843) 442-2546 for more info

Posted on August 1, 2022 in Internships & Jobs

CofC’s REACH Program is looking for peer mentors

The College’s REACH Program, a four-year, fully inclusive certificate program for students with mild intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, is looking for current CofC students to serve as peer mentors for the fall 2022 semester.

What to expect: Participate in traditional college activities with your mentee, such as studying, eating meals, attending fitness classes and sporting events, going to the gym, and hanging out with one another.

  • The weekly time commitment is relatively short and flexible within a student’s schedule.

Benefits: Support the CofC community and build a truly valuable relationship with one of your peers.

How to sign up: https://forms.office.com/r/aw9EcqevpG

 

Posted on July 28, 2022 in Campus Involvement

Funded opportunity for student research assistant in local environmental exposure study

An NIH-funded research project here in Charleston is looking for a student research assistant.

The research: Investigating microplastic and phthalate exposure in wild bottlenose dolphins to understand how humans can impact the marine environment.

The Opportunity: Student researchers 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.

  • This is a paid ($11/hr), year-long opportunity (with the potential to last for several years); students will dedicate ~10 hours weekly during the academic year and 20 hours weekly during the summer months.

Benefits include developing new field work and lab skills, training on statistical and scientific methods, enhancing your scientific writing and presentation skills, and more.

Learn more: Click below for more details and application instructions.

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Research opportunity:

I am seeking a research assistant to help with a study that will investigate microplastic and phthalate exposure in wild bottlenose dolphins and their prey.  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.

Timeline and time commitment:

Students interested in this project should be prepared to assist with research during the 2022-2023 academic year and summer 2023.  Preference will be given to students interested in assisting for the 2022-2023, 2023-2024, AND 2024-2025 academic years (plus summer 2023 and 2024). Because sample collection, processing, and analysis will occur throughout the year, students will dedicate approximately 10 hours per week during the academic year and 20 hours per week during the summer months, at $11/hr.

Students engaging in this research opportunity will:

  1. Participate in field research
  2. Prepare biological samples for laboratory analyses
  3. Develop new ecotoxicological laboratory skills
  4. Perform a targeted literature search and develop a literature matrix
  5. Formulate testable research hypotheses and perform statistical analyses
  6. Enhance their scientific writing and presentation skills

Qualifications:

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

If you are interested, please send questions and the following materials to Dr. Hart (hartlb@cofc.edu) by no later than August 11, 2022

  • 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
  • Statement of Interest (500 words) that includes all of the following:
    • Previous research 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

Posted on July 21, 2022 in Internships & Jobs, Research

The Center for Sustainable Development is hiring interns for Fall 2022

The College’s Center for Sustainable Development is hiring for multiple student internship roles this fall.

What are the positions?

  • Waste Diversion Lead: Serves as a support role for the College’s goal of achieving 90% diversion by 2025. Supports and maintains our waste diversion programs and initiatives such as our specialty recycling program, TerraCycle collection, and on campus dual-stream recycling infrastructure.
  • Cougar Changemaker Committee Chair: Leads the Cougar Changemaker Program, a student project fund that works to empower students to create and implement innovative sustainable projects. Will gain experience in grant writing, editing, mentoring, and project management.
  • Cougar Changemaker Committee Member: The Cougar Changemakers Committee is a body of 5 or more students, designated as “Case Managers”, who work closely with applicants during the submission process and collectively decide which projects will receive funding.

How to apply: On Handshake by August 1.

Posted on July 21, 2022 in Internships & Jobs

Still need a fall class? Consider HISP252 Spanish as a Global Language

There are still seats remaining in HISP252 Spanish as a Global Language for this fall.

Class premise: The course, which will be taught in English, will explore what makes a language global, and why Spanish is a global language. Students will explore the role that Spanish plays politically, economically, and culturally across the globe.

  • Course benefits: (1) Satisfies GenEd Humanities credit; (2) No pre-reqs required; (3) Counts as credit towards Spanish major; (4) Flexibility of asynchronous online instruction.

Course details: HISP 252.02; CRN: 16723; exclusively online asynchronous instruction.

  • Go deeper: Contact Professor Wyers (wyersj@cofc.edu) for more info.
Posted on July 18, 2022 in Campus Involvement

Fall internship opportunity with the Halsey Institute

The College’s Halsey Institute offers a fall semester internship for students (and recent graduates) looking to gain experience in a professional gallery setting.

What to expect: Halsey Institute internships are structured with three-week rotations under direct guidance and mentorship of each Halsey Institute staff member in the areas of development, marketing, exhibitions, administration, and education. Interns are scheduled with weekly visitor services shifts at the front desk of the Halsey Institute to create meaningful interactions with gallery visitors.

The dates: The Fall 2022 semester internship session will run from August 22 – December 9.

Who should apply: All majors and experience levels are welcome.

How to apply: Interested applicants of all majors and experience levels are encouraged to send a current résumé and cover letter to the attention of Kaylee Lass at LassKR@cofc.edu by Friday, July 22, 2022.

Posted on July 12, 2022 in Campus Involvement, Internships & Jobs

Free workshop on the applications of Artificial Intelligence

The data science program is hosting a free workshop on the applications of Artificial Intelligence. Students can network with industry experts and learn about how AI is impacting our modern world from digital media to education to autonomous vehicles.

  • Workshops will be taught by high-profile industry insiders from Facebook AI and Google’s self-driving car division Waymo.

The workshop takes place over the course of three-and-a-half days, from  Tuesday, Aug. 2 through Friday, Aug. 5, at the College’s Harbor Walk location (360 Concord St.). They are free to attend, and food and refreshments will be provided.

Who should attend: Any student interested in learning about Artificial Intelligence (a computer programming background is not required).

Application instructions: Apply online here. The deadline is Saturday, July 16, 11:59 PM.

Posted on July 11, 2022 in Announcements & Events
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