Archive | December, 2021

Limited Seats Remain for CofC’s Spring MCAT Prep Course

MCAT Prep course for students applying for the 2022-2023 med-school admission cycle

CofC’s Pre-Health program is offering an MCAT prep course this upcoming spring for pre-med students. The course will begin in February 2022. By the end of the course, students should be…

  • Knowledgeable in each of the sciences covered by the MCAT (chemistry, biology, biochemistry, physics, social sciences).
  • Well-versed in the various strategies and approaches useful for each MCAT section.
  • Proficient in reading and breaking down complex passages, particularly for the CARS
  • Familiar with the format of the MCAT and comfortable taking a full-length
  • Confident, relaxed, and well-prepared when test day arrives

Register through CofC’s online marketplace, or contact Karen Eippert (eippertk@cofc.edu) for more details.

Posted on December 17, 2021 in Announcements & Events

Applications are Open for DART Summer Program

Diversity in Addiction Research Training (DART) Program introduces promising students to research.

The DART Summer Program is a 10-week, full-time research training opportunity open to undergraduate, graduate, and medical students. DART scholars are matched with a research faculty mentor who will guide them on a research project. Students will present at the Annual DART Summer Research Day and will be awarded a stipend.

For more information, please visit our website (musc.edu/dart).

Posted on December 14, 2021 in Research

MUSC’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Recruiting Student Research Assistant

The MUSC Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences is seeking a Student Research Assistant to work in the Addiction Sciences Division beginning in January 2022. Research assistants with provide logistical for researchers investigating substance abuse disorders.

The internship is a paid part-time position (at least 15 hrs per week) beginning in January 2022 and it open to current sophomores and juniors.

A great opportunity for students considering careers in psychology, counseling, medicine, social work, nursing, biology, or other health professions.

Potential exists for work to continue for multiple semesters if the student is a good fit. There’s also the potential for work to develop into a Bachelor’s Essay.

A full job summary and the application portal are available online. Interested Honors students are also encouraged to reach out directly to Dr. Rachel Tomko (Tomko@musc.edu).

Deadline to apply is December 10.

Posted on December 8, 2021 in Internships & Jobs

Join the American Foreign Service Association as an Outreach Intern

Paid internship combines marketing and foreign service experience.

The American Foreign Service Association is recruiting a part-time intern for the spring to support the Outreach team. Work will include supporting outreach activities such as social media engagement, content development, virtual events, newsletters, as well as the maintenance and expansion of an outreach database.

The time frame for this position is January 2022 – May 2022; specific dates will be discussed at the beginning of the internship based on the intern’s school/personal schedule. The intern will not exceed 20 hours of work per week. Position is based in Washington, D.C. and limited-telework options are available.

Applications will be accepted until January 10, 2022. For more details and instructions on how to apply, click here.

Posted on December 3, 2021 in Internships & Jobs

Join the U.S. Geological Survey’s South Atlantic Water Science Center Student Corps

Paid positions with significant field experience are available.

The USGS South Atlantic Water Science Center (SAWSC) is excited to announce the creation of the SAWSC Student Corps.

We are looking for 1-3 students to join our Student Corps in Charleston to aid part-time in hydrologic field studies and data collection.

  • Gain valuable field experience
  • Network & develop relationships within the federal government
  • Build relevant technical skills
  • Collect water resource data
  • Work on boats & in the outdoors

Interested? Read more details below, or contact Honors College alum Ashley Turner at aturner@usgs.gov for details on how to apply.

Learn More about the SAWSC Student Corps

South Atlantic Water Science Center (SAWSC) Student Corps

The United States Geological Survey’s (USGS) South Atlantic Water Science Center (SAWSC) offers part-time and full time entry-level, paid positions in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia to current students and recent graduates. These positions are ideally suited for talented individuals seeking hands on experience in environmental science, hydrology, physical science, and biological sciences. If you are interested in field work and building your technical skills as part of a team of expert technicians & scientists focused on water resources in the Southeast U.S., then we want you to be part of the SAWSC Student Corps!

Position Description:

Students will be expected to perform or assist with hydrologic field investigations, including any of the following: simple measurements of stage and discharge, water levels, and/or water quality parameters; observes and notes various hydraulic or environmental conditions; performs simple data compilation and computation assignments for eventual entry into various databases; assists in minor repairs and the construction of field monitoring stations; participates as member of a field party performing various assignments such as collecting GPS data and levels at gaging stations, flagging high-water marks, and collecting water-quality samples; and participates in field work performed via watercraft.

To qualify, you must:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • be eligible to work in the U.S.
  • possess a valid driver’s license
  • show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19
  • be enrolled in good standing or a recent graduate (<1 yr ago) at an accredited High School, College or University

Compensation:

Compensation is commensurate with level of education and experience, as follows:

  • High School Diploma: $13.27/hr
  • 1+Years of College: $14.48/hr
  • 2+ Years of College: $16.26/hr
  • BA/BS Degree (Recent Graduate): $18.19/hr

The Government does not provide housing, meals or other living expenses while working at the principal duty station. Government issued equipment may include: a cellphone, laptop, and/or travel credit card. All appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will also be provided. SAWSC does not provide educational credit for Student Corps positions.

Work Location & Transportation:

Applicant will report to the USGS Charleston, SC Field Office located at Fort Johnson on James Island. Applicant will be responsible for providing their own transportation to and from the Charleston Field Office. Field work will be conducted along the South Carolina coast and a government vehicle will be provided/available for all work-related transportation. Some overnight travel may be required for field work. Lodging and meal expenses will be paid for by the USGS for overnight trips.

Working Conditions:

Work is performed outdoors in a field setting involving exposure to a range of weather and temperature conditions. Applicant must be comfortable working in and around water via bridges, piers, and watercraft. Work will require some physical exertion such as: long periods of standing; walking over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces; recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activity; or recurring lifting of moderately heavy items weighing less than 50 pounds such as lifting and carrying stream gaging weights, data collection and monitoring devices, or sample trays. Exposure to poisonous growth, insects and reptiles could occur.

Expected Work Schedule & Duration of Contract:

Field work shifts can range from 4 to 8 hours. The student will be expected to help with field work for a minimum of one shift per week. Schedules may vary from week-to-week and can remain flexible based on student availability. Student Corps contracts are not to exceed one (1) year in duration with potential for yearly renewal.

Application Process:

To apply for this position, please submit the following to the Charleston Field Office Chief, Brady Long, at kblong@usgs.gov with the subject line “SAWSC Student Corps Application”:

  1. A cover letter stating your interest in the position
  2. An updated resume including any relevant skills or work experience
  3. Unofficial transcripts of all relevant coursework
  4. Name, contact information, and relationship for at least 2 professional references

Next Steps:

Applications will be reviewed within 30 days from the initial announcement, or until the position has been filled. Virtual interviews will be scheduled with all qualified applicants and selections will be made shortly thereafter. Students can expect to begin no earlier than January 2022.

Once accepted for a position, students will have approximately 2 weeks to complete additional application forms. Once hired, students will complete required online trainings to operate government vehicles, obtain a USGS email address, and to access government computer systems. Additional trainings will be determined on an as-needed basis. Student will be required to register as a government contractor through the DUNS system as well as obtain a federally issued ID card. Students will receive assistance in completing all aforementioned tasks.

Posted on December 3, 2021 in Internships & Jobs

Explore Atlanta’s Civil Rights History this MLK Day with the Center for Civic Engagement

Alternative Break is back!

The Center for Civic Engagement is accepting applications for an Alternative Break trip to Atlanta, GA over MLK Weekend (January 14-17). Students will learn about Atlanta’s significance in the Civil Rights Movement while participating in service and cultural events.

How to apply:

  1. Print out and complete the application form
  2. Submit the form to the CCE office (Lightsey Center, Suite 203) by December 17
  3. Be sure to include the $25 application fee alongside your form (anyone not selected for the trip will be fully refunded)

The deadline for applications is December 17 at 5 p.m.! More details online and through our Instagram (@cofcvolunteer).

Posted on December 3, 2021 in Announcements & Events

Sophia Institute Seeks 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. Note that the internship is unpaid contact Carolyn Rivers at info@thesophiainstitute.org for more info.

TO APPLY: Email your cover letter (preferred) and resume to the Sophia Institute at info@thesophiainstitute.org. Please include “Internship” in your subject line.

Learn More about the Internship

Responsibilities include:

  • 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

Qualifications:

  • Work 9 hours a week, some weekend hours
  • Prefer GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • An interest in non-profits and/or small businesses
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Computer skills in Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Basic knowledge of website management
  • 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

Posted on December 2, 2021 in Internships & Jobs
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