Volunteer Opportunity in a MUSC Research Lab

Are you a sophomore interested in gaining some research experience? Are you looking for mentorship and training in laboratory techniques?

The Ostrowski laboratory in the Hollings Cancer Center is recruiting one or two volunteers to work on a research project that studies pancreatic cancer at the cellular and molecular levels. Volunteers will be mentored by a postdoctoral fellow and trained with related laboratory techniques. Sophomores are preferred. Volunteers are expected to work in the laboratory for 10 hours per week.

Interested? Please email your resume to hanl@musc.edu. 

Posted on May 11, 2021 in Uncategorized

Summer Crew Leader Positions with The Green Heart Project

The Green Heart Project was founded in 2009 as a small school garden at Mitchell Elementary School downtown Charleston with the intention of reconnecting their students with fresh, locally-grown produce. The Green Heart Project is gearing up for their second iteration of the Youth Internship Program and are looking for college-aged students to serve as crew leaders!

This is a paid, 10-week summer leadership position, that has a focus on education, working with youth, environmental stewardship, career preparedness, and healthy living skills. It is a 40 hour a week commitment and is compensated through the AmeriCorps VISTA program. Find the full job description here! 

To apply, fill out an application here, on the AmeriCorps website, and please select The Green Heart Project Summer Associate Program.

The application deadline is rolling but hiring decisions will be made by May 15th, so if you are interested apply now! If you have additional questions, please reach out to Amanda Howell, Development Director at amanda@greenheartsc.org.

Click below for qualifications and more information on how to apply.

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  • Have completed high school, have your GED, or completed a similar program
  • Be able to work every day (M-F, 40 hrs/week) for the entire 10-week program June 7th – August 13th, 2021 (with July 5th off)
  • Submitted AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate application

Application Deadline: Rolling, hiring decisions will be made by May 15. In order to apply fill out an application here, on the AmeriCorps website, and please select The Green Heart Project Summer Associate Program. IMPORTANT: Make sure you are completing an application for the VISTA Summer Associate program (vs. the year-round VISTA position), in order to be considered for the Crew Leader role. *Note: Interested applicants may also apply to the year-round VISTA program through the Charleston Area Collaborative, to begin after their summer position ends in August.  Just note that you are interested in working with The Green Heart Project in the general application!

If you have additional questions, please reach out to Amanda Howell, Development Director at amanda@greenheartsc.org.

The Green Heart Project believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to thesuccess of our mission. We encourage applications from candidates of all races, religions, genders, ages, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Posted on April 21, 2021 in Community Engagement, Internships & Jobs, Student Opportunity Center Listings, Uncategorized

AmeriCorps VISTA at the Center for Civic Engagement

The Center for Civic Engagement at the College of Charleston is currently looking for a Charleston Area Service Collective AmeriCorps VISTA for June 2021- June 2022. VISTAs come from numerous backgrounds with different professional goals, but all are prepared to take on leadership roles in planning and facilitating service projects and inspiring students, faculty, staff, and community members to take action together. VISTAs act as change agents on their prescribed campus and in the surrounding community and have a demonstrated commitment to community service and social justice.

The program is seeking candidates with strong written and verbal communication skills who will empower communities, leverage institutional resources, and build capacity for sustainable social change.

More information able to the position and application can be found on Handshake.

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VISTA Assignment Objectives and Member Activities

Goal of the Project: The goal for the Center for Civic Engagement VISTA will work to build the capacity of programs that engage volunteers in anti-poverty-related initiatives within the Charleston community that specifically align with the Healthy Futures focus area. The VISTA will focus efforts on building relationships with community partners specifically dedicated to supporting access to care and access to food within impoverished communities in Charleston through recurring service opportunities engaging students affiliated with the Center for Civic Engagement. The VISTA will focus efforts on recruiting, guiding, and educating volunteers from the College of Charleston in activities that support the initiatives of community partners to alleviate poverty and to improve the overall health and wellbeing of the community.

Objective of the Assignment
The VISTA will work with local community partners to provide recurring service and one-time service events throughout the academic year specifically focused on supporting access to care, food, etc. within the community.

Member Activities:

  • Work in partnership with Charleston-based community organizations to provide ongoing volunteers by facilitating regular service and educational opportunities.
  • Coordinate Healthy Futures focused service opportunities and events in conjunction with Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week in November and QEP Day of Service in the spring. The VISTA will also manage an online presence for Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week that provides a context for community members and local organizations to share problems and strategies related to providing access to care for those experiencing food insecurity and a lack of affordable housing.
  • Recruit student volunteers to participate in these recurring service initiatives.
  • Coordinate logistics and intentional education, orientation, training, and reflection for volunteer participation in service and education opportunities.

Objective of the Assignment
Through VISTA activities, outreach initiatives will be created and maintained to develop and sustain civic engagement partnerships within the community.

Member Activities:

  • Assist with the implementation of a volunteer “fair” to highlight local community organizations’ volunteer needs. Engage with participating community partners to identify ongoing volunteer opportunities for recruitment initiatives. This may be designed as an in-person fair, a virtual event, an ongoing social media feature, etc.
  • Assist with the coordination and implementation of education, service activities, and critical reflection regarding issues related to community development
  • Re-establish community communications throughout the year:
    • a) Update volunteer opportunities;
    • b) Produce quarterly community partner newsletters;
    • c) Manage social media outlets (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) to promote and support the work of community organizations and recruit informed student volunteers;
    • d) Create a weekly volunteer digest email to distribute across the CCE volunteer listserv to share service needs requested by community partners
  • Meet with students to discuss service opportunities and respond to inquiries regarding service involvement in the Charleston community.

Objective of the Assignment
The VISTA will focus on alleviating the negative impacts of poverty at the College of Charleston where about 30% of College of Charleston are housing insecure and 30% are food insecure.

Member Activities:

  • The project will allow the VISTA to locate and create resources that are available to College of Charleston students. In turn, they will share these resources widely through our website, social media, listserv, tabling, etc.
  • Work with other departments on campus to ensure the availability and promotion of an on-campus pantry.
  • The VISTA will work with the Bonner Leader Program which focuses on creating educational access to students who are first-generation, high need, and/or students of color.

Program Benefits: Living Allowance, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Relocation Allowance, Childcare assistance if eligible, Health Benefit, Training, and Professional Development, Parking pass.

Posted on April 7, 2021 in Community Engagement, Internships & Jobs

Part-time Internship with The Sophia Institute

The Sophia Institute is on the lookout for an operations intern. The Sophia Institute is a non-profit focusing on educating a national and global audience of men and women on the importance of developing wisdom, mindfulness and creating a more just, sustainable, and flourishing world.

As an Intern at The Sophia Institute you will assist in many aspects of the business. You will interact with program participants and donors, assist with marketing and event planning, help manage our website, and provide administrative support. This internship is unpaid, but can be used for school credit.

This internship is currently virtual, with occasional time spent in their office located at 3 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401.

To apply, email a cover letter (preferred) and your resume to info@thesophiainstitute.org. Please include “Internship” in your subject line.

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Job Title: Operations Intern

Hours: Part-time position 10-15 hours a week, some weekend hours


– Assist staff with administrative tasks
– Assist staff with social media platforms and marketing plan
– Support staff in event planning and management
– Participate in brainstorming meetings
– Aide with membership management
– Assist with special projects


– Prefer GPA of 3.0 or higher
– Pursuing BS or BA degree
– An interest in non-profits and/or small businesses
– Great interpersonal skills
– Computer skills in Word, Excel and Outlook
– Basic knowledge of website management (WordPress)
– Familiarity with Social Media Platforms
– Ability to work in a busy environment
– Prefer some training in marketing and business processes
– Alignment with our vision mission

How to Apply: Email The Sophia Institute, your cover letter (preferred) and resume to info@thesophiainstitute.org Please include “Internship” in your subject line.

Posted on April 5, 2021 in Internships & Jobs, Uncategorized

Part-Time Job Opportunity with the City of Charleston

The City of Charleston is currently hiring a part-time Recreation Leader at the Hazel Parker Playground & Community Center (70 East Bay St.). The pay rate is $13.00/hour with hours primarily on weekday afternoons with some evenings and weekends. Recreation leaders are responsible for assisting and supporting the activities and operations for community center activities. Aside from this, the position requires leaders to monitor spectators and participants to ensure orderly conduct.

Please note that CPR and First Aid certifications are required within 6 months of employment. You can apply for this position via the online application.

Any questions? Please contact Sarah Stern at (843) 958-6485.

Posted on March 29, 2021 in Internships & Jobs

Apply to be a Peace Corps Campus Ambassador!

Are you interested in pursuing a future with the Peace Corps? Consider applying to be a Peace Corps Campus Ambassador for the 2021-2022 academic year!

Peace Corps Campus Ambassadors serve as peer-to-peer outreach experts on undergraduate university campuses nationwide. Working closely with Peace Corps Recruiters, Campus Ambassadors use their campus connections to spread the word about Peace Corps. The Peace Corps supports each Campus Ambassador’s professional growth through individualized mentorship with a Peace Corps Recruiter, opportunities for active involvement in the national Campus Ambassadors community, and a letter of recommendation that the Peace Corps Recruiter may write for the Campus Ambassador upon their successful completion of the program.

For a full list of responsibilities and expectations, check out the full position description. Apply to be an Ambassador here. Have any questions? Contact abassadors@peacecorps.gov.

Posted on March 17, 2021 in Campus Involvement

Independent Research Opportunity at MUSC

Dr. Naohiro Yamaguchi’s lab is looking for undergraduate students to perform independent research at MUSC. The lab research has a focus on molecular biology and biochemistry looking at the function and regulatory mechanism of calcium transporting proteins as they are important in various muscle diseases. The student would participate in performing experiments such as DNA construction and expression, and functional assay of the calcium ion channel activity.

Ideal candidates would be a sophomore or junior who are interested in biomedical research. Candidates are expected to perform independent research for 10 hours or more per week. Longer time in the summer would be preferred. No prior lab experience is necessary as the lab will train the individual; however, strong motivation for research is required. Individuals wanting to perform independent research for Honors Immersed and/or a Bachelor’s Essay are preferred.

Interested individuals can contact Dr. Yamaguchi at yamaguch@musc.edu or current Honors College senior Savannah Heitmann at heitmannsp@g.cofc.edu.

Posted on March 16, 2021 in Research

Internship Opportunities at Mercedes-Benz Vans

Mercedes-Benz Vans, LLC, located in Ladson, SC, currently has openings for internships in Human Resources, Customer Solutions Engineering, and Engineering. These positions are perfect for students in Business, Engineering, Data Science, or any related degree programs. Job descriptions, responsibilities, and qualifications are linked below:

Posted on March 10, 2021 in Internships & Jobs
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