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Call for Papers: The Catalyst Special Issue: “The 21st Century Female Leader”

Call for Papers: The Catalyst Special Issue: The 21st Century Female Leader – Open to undergraduates! – 

The Catalyst: An Undergraduate Journal of Feminist Theory in Rhetoric is a peer-reviewed, undergraduate-run journal published through the Interdisciplinary Women’s Council at Northeastern University and it welcomes work from around the country focused on gender studies, rhetoric, and social justice. They are encouraging interdisciplinary and international essays that address substantive feminist questions, debates, and controversies without employing disciplinary or academic jargon. They seek essays that are “passionate, strongly argued, and willing to take risks.”  

  • The deadline for submission is 11:59 on November 1, 2020. If you’re interested in submitting your work for consideration, or want to learn more about the journal, visit 

Call for Proposals: Understanding and Dismantling Privilege Journal Special Issue on “All Black Lives Matter”

Call For Proposals: Understanding and Dismantling Privilege Journal Special Issue on the theme All Black Lives Matter – 

This interdisciplinary journal is looking for proposals for a special issue to be published in 2021 around the theme All Black Lives Matter. Open to ALL sorts of submissions from anyone, not just academic scholars! “Students (youth and adult), activists, scholars, educators, and practitioners are invited to submit scholarship, personal reflections, creative pieces, and action-oriented curricular ideas that speak to lived experiences and critically constructed perceptions of All Black Lives. This special issue intends to address the diversity of those who identify as Black and honor additional lived experiences and social identities.” 

  • Works must be submitted by November 1, 2020. For further details, see the attached document or visit the submission website,  

$4000 INTERNSHIP SCHOLARSHIP! – Apply for the W.N. Looper Award

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$4000 INTERNSHIP SCHOLARSHIP! – W.N. Looper Award – 

The W.N. Looper Award was established to provide financial support for College of Charleston undergraduate students majoring within the School of Humanities and Social Sciences to complete a summer internship with United States Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. A total of $4000 will be awarded to one student. The award may be used to support the student’s living expenses during their time in Washington, D.C. The recipient will be selected based on the established criteria and responses to the essay questions describing the impact this opportunity would have in reaching their educational and career goals. Internship award requirements include: 

  • Freshman, sophomore, or junior student majoring within the Humanities and Social Sciences 
  • South Carolina resident 
  • Cumulative 2.5 GPA 
  • Interest in interning with U.S. Congress on Capitol Hill 
  • Verified financial need 
  • The application deadline for the 2020-2021 award is Thursday, October 15, 2020. The award winner will be notified on November 2. 

STUDY ABROAD SUMMER 2021: Uganda & Rwanda, Cambodia

  • STUDY ABROAD IN RWANDA & UGANDAStudy abroad and gain credits in WGS and Psychology in next summer’s trip to Rwanda and Uganda! Students take two courses examining the psychological, political, and environmental after-effects of periods of violence, turmoil, and conflict. They will witness first-hand the sociocultural and environmental footprints left behind by violence and sustained poverty in developing countries. Students take courses in psychology and African studies, and have the option to take a course for WGS credit titled Negotiating Resources and Gender in Civic Spaces. Program lasts from July-August, 2021. View the attached PDF to learn more! Apply online at Contact program directors Jen Wright ( and Meg Goettsches ( for more details.  


  • STUDY ABROAD IN CAMBODIAStudy abroad during next summer’s trip to Cambodia! Students take two courses (for Psychology or Environmental Studies credit) examining the psychological, political, and environmental after-effects of periods of violence, turmoil, and conflict. Through this program, students explore the pros and cons of international intervention and humanitarian aid, meeting and volunteering iwth organizations working to improve social, political, and environmental conditions (for both humans and other living species – including elephants!) on the ground. Program lasts between May-June 2021. View the attached PDF to learn more! Apply online at Contact program director Jen Wright ( for more details. 

Census Week: Count Me In!

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April 1st is Census Day!

The census is a survey by the statistical federal Census Bureau that counts EVERYONE currently residing in the states at the time of response, regardless of race, age, gender, OR immigration status and is confidential. This data will decide where $800 billion in federal funds like Medicare, WIC, bus routes, etc, go for the next 10 years. It is mandated by the US Constitution is also used to draw district lines and allocate representatives. Essentially, it determines our future! Don’t miss out on the count.

College students should report with their normal college address they would be at this moment if we didn’t have the COVID-19 madness. This means your parents or whoever you are with at this time do not need to claim you under their address if this isn’t where you’d normally be.

You can report online, via phone, or mail. For online, go to You may have been mailed a code to use, but if not, no worries, you can report without out it (that option is under the box for the code)! If you can’t report by April 1 they have extended the response time to mid August. But, it’s quick and easy and important, so let’s do it!

Email for more information or volunteer opportunities. Thank you!

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative

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Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative – This summer, be a part of a transformational experience that goes beyond just another internship. Through hands-on activities and original research, you will contribute to a national effort to share a diversity of women’s voices from the past and present. You will learn to use unique tools for civic engagement and representation in museum and other community spaces. You will develop familiarity and experience with museum practice and American women’s history. 

  • Who? Undergraduate and recent graduates with a commitment to women’s history 
  • What? Eight-week long cohort internship experience, with paid group housing, reimbursable travel to and from Washington D.C., and a weekly $382.50 stipend. The total value of this internship, including the weekly stipend and the paid group housing, is $6,300 (not including travel reimbursement). 
  • Where?  Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. 
  • When? June 14 – August 8, 2020 
  • Why? Opportunity to explore various career paths, networks, leadership and mentorship experiences, and build practical professional skills. 
  • Application deadline: Be advised that this application will close on will close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on either: (A) Sunday, March 15, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time or (B) The date that 350 applications are received; whichever occurs first. If the announcement closes on the date that 350 applications are received, all applications submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time that day will be given consideration, including those in excess of 350. 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Victory Congressional Internship

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Victory Congressional Internship from the LGBTQ Victory Institute – a paid summer intern opportunity for LGBTQ undergraduate students in Washington, DC. 

  • The Victory Congressional Internship is open to current undergraduate students of all genders, orientations, abilities, races, and political affiliations, including people with majors other than political science.  
  • Applications for this incredible paid summer internship opportunity are due by Monday, March 9, 2020! Apply today and you could be working on Capitol Hill in just a couple months.  


Student Opportunity: GIRLology Talent Search

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STUDENT OPPORTUNITY: CofC Talent Call for Girlology 

  • Help Girlology Improve Women’s Health Education and GET PAID! We are female doctors on a mission to help millions of young women Fear Less and Know More by improving women’s health education. We are recruiting a select group of sharp, outspoken, and charismatic women between the ages of 18-24 to join Girlology’s nationally recognized doctors on a film set to ask questions on camera and participate in a rich discussion about health.  
  • Interested? Email Dr. Trish Hutchison ( 
  • Filming will be on March 7, 2020 – so contact them soon if you’re interested!

Student Award Opportunity: LCWA Public Service Internship Award

STUDENT AWARD OPPORTUNITY: LCWA Public Service Internship Award – 

Awarded to support increasing student interest and participation in public service, especially foreign service and/or globally focused civil service internships. Students will be awarded $3,000-$5,000 for programs that directly related to public, foreign, or civil service.  

  • Requirements: Open to all majors, 3.0 GPA required and must be in good disciplinary standing with the College, and evidence provided of acceptance/participation to an internship or program  
  • All materials must be submitted by the deadline of Wednesday, March 11! 
  • For more information, go to:  

More details: LCWA Student Award Flyer

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