Archive | July, 2019

Intern with The Sophia Institute

The Sophia Institute is looking for bright, young minds to intern part-time at their non-profit organization. The Sophia Institute initiatives include social justice, racial equity, the rise of the feminine and environmental awareness, among others. Their aim is to cultivate personal and societal transformation in the greater Charleston community through education, wisdom, and mindfulness.

The office is located on Broad Street in downtown Charleston. Prime candidates for this position include rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors. All applicants should be well versed in Microsoft and Google programs, as well as technologically adept. Applicants should also be comfortable working with large groups of people and helping to manage events. Please include a resume with any applications, as well as a bit about yourself.

Please inquire at info@thesophiainstitute.com.  More information on The Sophia Institute is available here.

Posted on July 23, 2019 in Community Engagement, Internships & Jobs

MUSC – Addiction Sciences Division

Do you want to help conduct cutting-edge neuroscience research? Are you interested in the brain, how alcohol impacts it, and want to help society learn more about how to help people with alcohol use disorder? Do you feel comfortable doing research with animals? Are you up for working as a volunteer or for course credit this coming Fall and Spring semesters and perhaps beyond?

If this sounds like you, apply now to work with Dr. Christina Lebonville, a post-doctoral scholar at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). A detail-oriented, reliable, and organized undergraduate student or recent graduate is needed to help conduct neuroscience research with mice. Dr. Lebonville has several projects ongoing and can provide you with a range of molecular/genetic and behavioral research experience, depending on your goals. Dr. Lebonville loves to teach young scientists, especially ones enthusiastic about the team is working on. If you are interested, please send Dr. Lebonville a brief introduction and your current resume/CV to lebonvil@musc.edu to start the application process. Interviews will be conducted soon to find the right candidates to join the team!

Posted on July 23, 2019 in Research

Communications Internship with CofC IT Department

The Division of Information Technology at the College of Charleston has a non-paid internship position open for a senior-level or graduate communication student for Fall 2019. The student would work primarily with the Director of IT Communications, but at times would interact with other members of Information Technology. Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • researching, creating, and implementing communication plans for Information Technology projects or services;
  • writing and reviewing messages to disseminate to Information Technology stakeholders;
  • assisting with creating content for Information Technology internal, external, and projects newsletters;
  • creating content for weekly Information Technology social media posts; and
  • designing communication and marketing materials (flyers, posters, graphics, photos, videos, etc).

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Interest or experience with technology is helpful, but not required. Basic to advanced design skills are needed. This would be perfect for a student with interest in internal communications, marketing, or higher education, as our key stakeholders are students, faculty, and staff at the College of Charleston. Work environment would involve sitting at a computer, attending meetings, and performing tasks around campus as assigned (like attending outreach events, and distributing communication and marketing materials). At the end of the internship, the student would be able to compile a portfolio of their work while at the Division of Information Technology.

Any interested students should email their resume and cover letter to the Director of IT Communications at drinkuthkh@cofc.edu. Cover letters should address why they are interested in the internship position and what skills they have to offer the Division of Information Technology. Portfolio samples will be considered if available.

Posted on July 11, 2019 in Internships & Jobs

Summer 2020 FBI Honors Intern Program

The FBI Honors Internship Program is a 10-week, paid internship for undergraduate and graduate students. While exploring their exciting career options, students work side-by-side with FBI employees at their Washington, D.C.-area Headquarters or in Field Offices around the country. Open to a wide range of academic areas, this internship offers experiences students can’t find elsewhere.

The Summer 2020 FBI Honors Intern Program application dates are August 16 to Sept 15, 2019. Visit https://www.fbijobs.gov/students/undergrad to learn about eligibility requirements and the application process.

The FBI is interested in applicants with a wide range of educational backgrounds. These include but are not limited to the following: Accounting, Business, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, English, Film, Finance, Foreign Languages, Human Resources, Information Technology, Journalism, Law, Marketing, Public Relations, and Visual Arts.

Posted on July 11, 2019 in Internships & Jobs

Neuroscience Research Volunteer Position at MUSC

A research team at MUSC is looking for an undergraduate student willing to volunteer part-time (15-20 hrs/week) in a drug addiction lab. They use a rodent model of heroin self-administration to study the underlying cell-specific mechanisms of relapse disorder. The candidate has to be willing to work with rats. The team uses software analysis to create 3D reconstructions of cells in the brain. Prior research experience is not required, but it is helpful.

Please contact Vivian Chioma at chioma@musc.edu if you’re interesting in participating in this research opportunity.

Posted on July 10, 2019 in Research

Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program

The Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program is now accepting applications for the 2020 Fellowship at www.rangelprogram.org.

The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a U.S. Department of State program, administered by Howard University, that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State. Candidates must be graduating seniors or college graduates with strong academic records and a desire to promote positive change in the world. The program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women and those with financial need.  Applicants with any undergraduate major are welcome to apply. Selected fellows will receive support for graduate school and will enter into exciting and rewarding careers representing the United States overseas.

Application Deadline: September 24, 2019

Program Contact: rangelprogram@howard.edu, 202-806-4367 or 877-633-0002

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Program Benefits

  • An orientation to the Program and the Foreign Service at Howard University in Washington, D.C. in late May 2020.
  • Two summer internships, one on Capitol Hill in summer 2020 and one overseas at a U.S. embassy/consulate in summer 2021.
  • Up to $37,500 annually toward tuition, fees and living expenses for a two-year master’s degree in fields related to the Foreign Service such as Business Administration, Economics, Public Policy, and International Relations at a U.S.-based institution.
  • Mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer throughout the duration of the fellowship.
  • Employment in the State Department Foreign Service for those who successfully complete the program and meet Foreign Service entry requirements, in accordance with applicable law and State Department policy, with each Rangel Fellow committing to a minimum of five years of service.

Eligibility Requirements

  • U.S. citizenship
  • Seeking admission to graduate school in fall 2020 for a two-year program in an area of relevance to the Foreign Service at a U.S.-based institution
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application

Posted on July 1, 2019 in Internships & Jobs

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