Earn HONS Colloquia Credit by Studying Abroad in the UK this Summer

Study political change in the UK and Europe on-site in England and Scotland while taking an Honors colloquium course this summer!

Details: HONS 250: The Future of Humanity in a Technological Tomorrow is one of two courses taught in a study abroad program to London/Edinburgh during the Summer I term (June 5 – July 5).


  • Take a 3 credit hour Honors colloquium course to satisfy your Honors requirement
  • Get exciting residential experience with three weeks in London and a week in Scotland
  • Have visits with experts and government officials in England and Scotland
  • Scholarships are available through CIE and students may be eligible for Honors Summer Enrichment Program funding

Great Fit For: Political Science majors, students interested in international relations, and students interested in AI and genetic engineering, including how they relate to future developments in healthcare.

To Apply: Apply through CofC’s ViaTRM Portal.

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 vissers@cofc.edu 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.


Post-Grad Job: Community organizing with DART – the Direct Action & Research Training Center

Are you angry about the serious community problems in our country and want to do something about it? DART is searching for the right person to hire as a professional community organizer in Florida and Tennessee.

The Opportunity: We hire and train professional community organizers to build power and fight for racial, social, economic and environmental justice. Full-time positions with salary/benefits are available.

Honors Connection: Multiple Honors alums work for DART and are available to talk personally about the role! Contact Nick Plasmati (plasmatinc@cofc.edu) for an introduction.

Learn More: Read below for more details and then attend a live online info session on November 14 at 7 pm ET.

Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice

DART will hold a LIVE online info session on November 14th at 7pm ET to discuss careers in community organizing. All CofC students and alumni welcome, particularly those graduating before May 2024.

RSVP at www.thedartcenter.org/info

DART trains professional organizers and community organizations how to work for social, economic and racial justice, including:

* Holding police departments accountable
* Stopping gun violence
* Fighting for environmental justice
* Shutting down the school-to-prison pipeline
* Reining in predatory lenders
* Expanding access to healthcare
* Fighting for immigrants' rights

Associate Community Organizer
Starting salary $49,000+ /year & benefits

Positions begin January, May, and August 2024 in:

Florida: Lakeland, St. Petersburg, Tallahassee, Tampa, West Palm Beach
Tennessee: Knoxville

Leadership Positions

Starting salary $63,000-$70,000/year DOE + benefits

Positions begin Fall 2023 in:

Florida: Pensacola

Kansas: Kansas City

DART organizations are diverse coalitions that include communities of color, low-to-moderate-income communities and immigrant communities. We strongly encourage people from these backgrounds, as well as fluent speakers of Spanish and Haitian Creole, to apply.

To apply or learn more about DART, visit www.thedartcenter.org or find us on instagram and facebook @theDARTcenter. Still have questions? Contact asia@thedartcenter.org or 864.621.5965.


Serve as an Overnight Host to a Prospective Student during Honors Interview Weekend

The Honors College is seeking hosts to help with Honors Interview Weekend.

The Opportunity: The annual Honors College Interview Weekend will be held Friday, February 9 – Saturday, February 10 this spring, and we need current students living on campus to serve as an overnight host for prospective students who will be attending the event.

  • The time commitment runs from late Friday afternoon through Friday evening and wraps up Saturday morning (see below for more details).

The Benefits: By hosting prospective students, you get a chance to share with them why you chose CofC Honors and to support them during the college decision process. You will also be helping our Honors College team out; this event is absolutely not possible without student hosts.

How to Sign Up: Please complete the following survey by January 5. If you have any questions, you can email Mary Moser at honors@cofc.edu or stop into the Honors Center and speak with her directly.

FAQs About Serving as an Interview Weekend Host:

  • You must be living on-campus in order to serve as a host
  • The prospective students will bring their own bedding and will anticipate sleeping on floors, common room couches, etc.
  • Please note that you will be expected to follow all Residence Life policies, such as checking in and staying with your guests at all times
  • As a host, you will need to attend a brief training session prior to the weekend

Time Commitment Timeline:

Friday, Feb.9

4:00-5:00 p.m. Meet and move in your prospective students

6:15 p.m. Drop prospective students off for dinner

8:00 p.m. Pick up prospective students

Saturday, Feb. 10

8:00-8:30 a.m. Drop off your prospective students and their belongings