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Community engagement activities from HSA, LOI, and more

S.C. Sea Grant Consortium Summer Internship

The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium is seeking undergraduate students to conduct community-based projects that focus on community environmental and resilience needs.

For more information regarding the Community Engaged Internship projects, eligibility, and how to apply please visit the Community Engaged Internships webpage.

The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium Community Engaged Internship Program (SCSGC-CEI) is part of the National Sea Grant Community Engaged Internship (CEI) Program.

Students will enhance their experience through participation in all CEI professional development and training opportunities, mentorship by Consortium staff, and peer discussions with other participants in CEI across the country. Interns will work with a Sea Grant Consortium staff member, and often a community member or group, to develop a summer project in their community.

Internships will last 10-12 weeks and require up to 30 hours/week.

Applications are due April 29th. 

Please contact Brita Jessen with any questions!

Posted on April 19, 2022 in Community Engagement, Internships & Jobs

Summer VISTA Associate Positions Available with Reading Partners

The Summer VISTA Program is a 10 weeks paid summer program designed for students interested in education, educational equity, and/or a desire to work with elementary school students.

Selected students will work with Reading Partners, a local non-profit dedicated to ensuring that all students have the literary skills necessary to succeed in school and beyond.

VISTA Associates will begin at the start of May and work Monday through Thursday 8:30 to 2:00. Associates will be compensated with a $2,569.70 living allowance as well as a $1,311.11 educational reward.

Interested students should apply as soon as possible.

The Application may be found here!

For additional information, please reach out to

Posted on April 18, 2022 in Community Engagement, Internships & Jobs

Sustainability Week 2022

Sustainability Week 2022 is right around the corner! The Center for Sustainable Development is putting on the 2022 Sustainability Week: Sustainable Cities & Communities. Check out some of the awesome programming for the week ahead!

Monday, April 18th: Tabling & Bingo (10:00am – 1:00pm at the Sottile Clock) and Sustainable Cities Vision Walk (Stop at 1:00pm & Open all week in Maybank Hall)

Tuesday, April 19th: Tabling & Bingo (12:30pm – 3:30pm at the Sottile Clock) and Charleston Social Justice Sites Tour (4:00pm, 4:30pm, and 5:00pm at 207 Calhoun St.)

Wednesday, April 20th: Sustainable Cities Expo – Farmers Market & Free Store Pop-up (10:30am – 2:30pm), Carta Ride-A-Long (12:00pm and 1:00pm), and Sustainability Field Day (10:30am – 6:30pm)

Thursday, April 21st: An Earth Day Dialogue: Sustainability and Flourishing in the 21st Century (6:00pm – 7:00pm in the School of Science and Math Auditorium (Zoom Available))

Friday, April 22nd: CofC Instagram Takeover (@collegeofcharleston), MESSA Adopt a Highway (10:00am – 11:30am at Ye Old Fashion Ice Cream West Ashely Parking Lot), and Dining’s Farm to Table Dinner (5:30pm in Stern Garden)

To learn more about any of these events, please contact the Center for Sustainable Development.

Posted on April 14, 2022 in Announcements & Events, Campus Involvement, Community Engagement


Join HONS 230 at JAM with CJAM on April 19th at 6:00pm in Stern Gardens. Attendees may enjoy an evening of music, free food, and social justice!

This event will feature live music and poetry readings!

Students interested may RSVP here!

Posted on April 7, 2022 in Campus Involvement, Community Engagement

Summer Camp Counselor Open Position

The City of Charleston’s Recreation Department is looking for Recreation Leaders to join the department! In this role, individuals will assist in conducting recreation activities in community centers, playgrounds, and other voluntary recreation facilities.

This is a full-time seasonal position that will pay $14.00 per hour located at Hazel Parker Playground on East Bay St.Some of the duties associated with this position include:

  • Monitor issues and secure center facilities, supplies, and equipment.
  • Set up necessary accompaniments for events, programs, etc.
  • Operate audio and or visual equipment, as necessary, for presentations, programs, and activities.
  • Monitor the safety and the activities of children during recreational trips or tours.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

The deadline to apply for this opportunity is 4/29/2022 11:59 PM Eastern.

To apply for this position or learn more, please click here!

Posted on March 15, 2022 in Community Engagement

Sustainable Startup Internship Opportunity

Ecotone Renewables is a sustainable startup turning food waste into carbon-negative organic liquid fertilizer. Ecotone is currently looking for students to work general maintenance and/or research the anaerobic digestion “Seahorse” system.

This internship will run from May 15th to August 15th, 2022 with the opportunity to continue into another employment capacity. Hours are flexible and self-scheduled for the program.

This internship has the possibility to be worked either in-person (Pittsburgh, PA) or virtually. This is an unpaid internship, but there is room for personal growth and resume building opportunities.

Students interested should apply by March 20th.

The application to apply, as well as more information, may be found here!

For more information, please connect with current CofC Student and Ecotone intern, Thomas Usher (


Posted on March 8, 2022 in Community Engagement, Internships & Jobs

Earn Your Masters in Teaching from the College

Have you ever considered becoming a teacher but thought it would take too long to earn your degree?

If you have an undergraduate degree in any discipline and want to become an elementary school teacher, the College of Charleston’s accelerated Masters of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T) degree may be the right choice for you.

At the College of Charleston, students in the rigorous and close- knit MAT cohort will learn from top notch professors and their peers in a fast-paced exciting classroom setting while simultaneously enriching their “outside of the classroom” knowledge with meaningful internship and field experiences in local schools.

The College of Charleston is now accepting applications of qualified candidates who desire to earn their master’s degree in teaching and enter the elementary classroom (grades 2-6) as a fully credentialed master’s level teacher in about one year.

The application deadline is April 1. Find more information on the Elementary Education website.

*Application fee waivers are available! Contact Dr. Brian K. Lanahan ( to learn more.

Posted on March 7, 2022 in Community Engagement

Y Girls Code is looking for volunteer facilitators (no coding experience required!)

The Y Girls Code program is looking for volunteer facilitators to help walk students through the program’s coding curriculum. The best part? There’s no coding experience necessary! Volunteers receive training that in turn will allow them to help empower young girls looking to learn the key concepts of computer programming.

Volunteer roles begin March 22nd. For more details, read below or contact Whitney Anderson, Youth Empowerment & Engagement Coordinator (

Ready to volunteer? Use this link to sign up.

Learn More About Y Girls Code


Y Girls Code is dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology by increasing the number
of girls interested in technology and creating a pipeline of future tech engineers.


Participating girls learn key concepts behind computer programming languages, whether
their goal is to build an app, create a website, or program a robot. Additionally, the club
environment encourages sisterhood. Activities are designed to increase self awareness,
confidence, and esteem.


Club facilitators. These are not required to have a coding background. We encourage afterschool
teachers or other interested staff to support the club by walking the girls through
the online modules. Ideally the facilitator-to-student ratio should be 1 for every 10
students, with 10-12 students in total, and no more than 2 students per computer.


Yes! It’s a curriculum consisting of online modules. Facilitators and volunteers will
complete a course that familiarizes them with this curriculum, and will then walk the
students through it. This will be provided by the Y Girls Code program.


The following locations are currently seeking volunteers:

  • Kids On Point
    • 24 George St
    • Wednesday @ 4 , starting March 2 – May 25th
  • Woodland High School
    • Virtual
    • Tuesdays @ 11/11:30, starting March 22 – May 22nd


Yes! Each club can decide whether they’d like to operate virtually or in person using
appropriate health and safety measures such as social distancing.

Posted on March 1, 2022 in Community Engagement
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