IDEAL: Internship for Diverse and Emerging Arts Leaders

The United Arts Council in Raleigh, NC is offering a paid student internship program for summer 2024.

The Internship: Places undergraduate students from backgrounds underrepresented in arts leadership with host arts organizations in Wake County and pairs them with local mentors to guide the students’ personal and professional growth throughout the summer.

The Benefits:

  • $4,500 pre-tax stipend per intern
  • Work placement at an Arts Host organization in Wake County for 24 hours per week for 8 weeks
  • Additional professional development opportunities, cultural activities, and networking events
  • Individualized mentor pairing in interns’ arts-specific field of interest
  • A local cohort that will serve as a strong foundation for interns’ growing career

How to Apply: Online application by February 1. More details available online (must be a NC resident to apply).

Free training program for first-year computer science and software engineering students

Calling all first-year students interested in tech! The SEO Tech Developer First-Year Academy is offering a free training program.

The Program: A 16-week free training program for underserved college students interested in software engineering, computer science, and cybersecurity.

Great Fit For:

  • Expected to graduate in 2027
  • Interested in learning how to code or improve existing skills
  • Enrolled in Computer Science or similar majors, or are exploring tech
  • Strong interest in pursuing a career as a software engineer or similar roles
  • Ability to commit to five hours of self-paced coursework weekly from early January through late April 2024

How to Apply: Online application by December 10.

Local Lecture: Nontraditional Threats to National Security

The World Affairs Council of Charleston hosts a local lecture on foreign affairs.

The Event: A 5:15 reception followed by a 6 p.m. talk on Wednesday, December 6 the Citadel’s Alumni Center (69 Hagood Ave.)

The Talk: The United States and its allies face unprecedented challenges in an increasing volatile global environment. We are presently engaged in a struggle against relentless and powerful adversaries. At the same time we must address nontraditional challenges such as climate change. What then will be the rules for international behavior in the 21st Century?

The Speaker: Michael Miklaucic is a senior fellow of the Institute for National Strategic Studies at National Defense University, and the editor-in-chief of PRISM, NDU’s flagship journal of national and international security.

How to Attend: The talk is free to students! Learn more on the WACC website.

Three Weeks in Greece with the Sea Turtles? Yes Please!

The Center for Civic Engagement is offering a 2024 Maymester Alternative Break trip to Greece focused on wildlife rehabilitation and sustainable Tourism.

Alternative Break? An immersive educational travel experience that connects students with thought leaders and community organizations who are serving their communities in forward-thinking ways.

The Maymester Trip: Travel to Zakynthos, Greece from May 14 – June 4, 2024, and support sea turtle conservation efforts on the island. During the trip participants take part in strong direct service, educational programing, daily reflection, and leadership development.

How to Apply: Submit the application form to by Sunday, November 26 at noon.


Let your Voice be Heard on Proposed King Street Safety Renovations

The Student Sustainability Collaborative is seeking your input on a proposed King St. renovation project.

The Background: Charleston City Council is currently considering proposals to renovate lower King St. and make the street safer for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Why it Matters: The feedback poll is very brief but will help ensure that student input is heard on a topic that directly impacts the safety and well-being of our community.

The Poll is open to all members of the CofC community.


Applications for the NOAA Hollings Scholarship Are Now Open!

Applications for the NOAA Hollings Scholarship, which provides funding for students interested in oceanic and atmospheric sciences, are now open!

Details: The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to a maximum of $9,500 per year) for full-time study during the 9-month academic year; a 10-week, full-time internship position during the summer at a NOAA facility; and, if reappointed, academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000) for full-time study during a second 9-month academic year.

Great Fit For: Sophomores studying biological, life, and agricultural sciences; physical sciences; mathematics; engineering; computer and information sciences; social and behavioral science; or teacher education.

To Apply: Email to express your interest by December 1st, 2023.

For more information, click here or email

Booz Allen Is Looking for Students for a 10-Week Paid Internship This Summer!

The Booz Allen University Recruiting team is kicking off the hiring process for the 2024 Summer Games cohort! Booz Allen will host 132 Summer Games interns from June 5 until August 15 for a 10-week paid internship.

The Opportunity: The Summer Games is an intensive, 10-week paid internship program that simulates a real-world startup accelerator. Your mission? Develop breakthrough ideas and solutions for our clients’ most pressing problems. The Booz Allen Summer Games brings together aspiring engineers, data scientists, designers, and change makers to create powerful solutions for real-world client problems.

Great Fit For: Anyone, especially those with interest in engineering, data science, and/or design. Preference for the internship is given to rising seniors.

To Apply: Go to this link. Deadline to apply is December 1st.

Click here for more information about the internship.

Check Out These Two Honors College Scholarships for Returning Students!

Applications are now open for a couple Honors scholarship opportunities for returning students!

The Jill Conway Annual Scholarship: The Jill Conway Scholarship was established by its namesake and supported by CofC Honors alumni, faculty, staff, and friends that wanted to pay tribute to Jill’s impact on the Honors College.  The scholarship is intended to recognize a current Honors College student that demonstrates engagement, personal growth, curiosity to explore new interests, and who are motivated to enhance their classroom experience. Apply here.

  • Great Fit For: Students who have made the Honors College an integral part of their college experience.

The Chad V. Adams ’18 Memorial Scholarship: Chad V. Adams ‘18 embraced life’s adventures fearlessly and had a dedication to bring his best to whatever he pursued. Devoted to family and friends, he approached the world with an open heart, great joy, and compassion. This memorial scholarship celebrates the life of a true Renaissance man who embodied the ideals of the College of Charleston Honors College during his years at CofC and after graduation. Apply here.

  • Great Fit For: Rising seniors majoring in the natural sciences.

The deadline to apply for both opportunities in March 1st, 2024.