Research Specialist Position in the Han Laboratory in the Hollings Cancer Center

The Han laboratory at MUSC is looking for a Research Specialist, who will be responsible for laboratory maintenance, mouse colony management, and contributing to the research projects.

About the Lab: The Han laboratory will launch in the Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina in August 2024. The Han laboratory investigates pancreatic cancer at the cellular and molecular levels, utilizing genetic mouse models, cell cultures, and human patient samples.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to learn cutting-edge biology techniques
  • A vibrant research environment to better understand fundamental mechanisms of pancreatic cancer and to ultimately benefit pancreatic cancer patients
  • Standard research specialist salary and benefits

Great Fit For: Current seniors (students who will graduate before September 2024).

To Apply: Email your CV to hanl@musc.edu.

For more information, email Dr. Han at hanl@musc.edu. Click here to read about the kind of work Dr. Lu Han has done.

Apply Today to Become an American Cancer Society CARES Clinic Volunteer

The American Cancer Society (ACS) is seeking CofC students to assist with a pilot cancer navigation support program, ACS CARES (Community Access to Resources, Education, and Support).

The program: A multi-channel approach that leverages digital, telephonic, and in-person support to provide direct, individualized, non-clinical assistance to improve the cancer experience. Students will provide people with cancer and caregivers non-clinical navigation support throughout the cancer journey.

Benefits: Work directly with a healthcare team, gain clinical hours, and positively impact the experience of a patient going through cancer treatment.

Timeline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with final candidate selections made in July. The program begins in September and lasts through the Spring ’25 semester.

To ApplyHead to this link to create a profile and submit your application!

For more information, check out the full description below or email ACSCARES@cancer.org with any questions.

Program Overview

For nearly 30 years, ACS has viewed patient navigation as a critical strategy in reducing health disparities across the cancer continuum, with demonstrated effectiveness at removing barriers and increasing access to care through the provision of coordinated, patient-centered support.

With over 1.9M people diagnosed with cancer annually, the goal of the American Cancer Society Navigation Support Program is to provide people with cancer and caregivers direct, individualized, in-person non-clinical navigation assistance that delivers timely information to reduce distress, resources to mitigate barriers to care, and emotional support to improve the cancer experience.

ACS is looking to recruit college/graduate students to become ACS CARES: Clinic Volunteers at nearby participating health systems to provide people with cancer and caregivers non-clinical navigation support throughout the cancer journey. ACS will provide the Clinic Volunteers with support (including continuing education and technical assistance), and data collection tools to maximize project outcomes.

ACS CARES: Clinic Volunteer Role

ACS CARES: Clinic Volunteers are college/graduate students who are ACS-trained to provide people with cancer and caregivers direct, individualized, non-clinical navigation assistance throughout the cancer journey. These volunteers will be placed at health systems and will:

  • Meet with patients and/or caregivers while they are waiting for their appointment or during chemotherapy infusions Utilize the validated NCCN-based ACS social determinants of health needs assessment and distress screening tool to identify and document concerns and barriers to care in a secure platform (NurseNav)
  • Assist patients and/or caregivers draft questions to discuss with their provider Take notes for patients during clinic appointments
  • Conduct follow-up calls to assist patients and/or caregivers in accessing ACS and health care system information and resources
  • Does NOT include accessing or documenting in the health care system EMR

Volunteer Benefits

  • Time spent will count towards clinical hours
  • Course credit may be available (to be determined on a case-by-case basis)
  • Receive specialized navigation support training, including patient privacy, how to function in the health care setting, and coordinating with professional navigators
  • Have dedicated ACS staff members to field questions and provide support

Volunteer Requirements

  • One year commitment is required (academic school year) Must be available for one 4-hour shift per week
  • Additional time commitment should be allotted for volunteer meetings and continued training/education Ages 18 and up
  • Actively enrolled as a student at the partnering college/university Comfortable using technology
  • Access to a computer with reliable internet access Pass background check
  • Complete application, interview, and required ACS training plus fulfill continued learning requirements throughout volunteer term
  • Must comply with hospital-based training and health requirements (i.e., on-site training, vaccination requirements, etc.)

Training

ACS CARES Clinic Volunteers will work directly with patients, caregivers, and providers, and thus are in close contact with patient health information. Extensive training will be provided to ensure you feel comfortable and prepared to perform this role. The self-paced training curriculum is to be completed virtually over the summer prior to beginning in the clinic. There will also be one full day of in-person training which will likely occur during syllabus week. Continuing education will be provided during division meetings throughout the semester.

How to Apply

  1. Visit the ACS Volunteer Community page and select the pilot site you are interested in applying
  2. You will be prompted to complete a Volunteer Community profile
  3. After creating your profile, you will be able to access the application
  4. Submit your application as soon as possible
  5. Qualified applicants will be invited to participate in virtual interviews

Please note: The application evaluation and interview process is on a rolling timeline.

Leadership Positions

Leadership opportunities will be available for experienced volunteers after the 2023-24 pilot year of the ACS CARES program concludes. These positions will work closely with ACS CARES staff to recruit, select, and manage new clinic volunteers, and facilitate communication with health care providers to expand the ACS CARES program to new clinic locations. Applications for these leadership positions will open in the spring of 2024.

Questions? Email ACSCARES@cancer.org.

Apply to Be a Medical Scribe and Gain Clinical Experience as a Student!

ScribeAmerica is looking to hire a motivated, loyal applicant who has a passion for learning about the medical field as a medical scribe!

The Position: As a medical scribe, you will accompany providers during patient visits to assist in documenting the provider assessment and exam, gain substantial knowledge in how to appropriately document patient history, physical exams, assessments, diagnostic results, medical procedures, treatment plans, medical opinions of consultants, diagnoses, medication/prescription information, and follow-up instructions, navigate the facility computer system and electronic medical record, and more!

Details: A full job description and details about the position can be found at this link.

Great Fit For: Anyone with an interest in a medical profession!

To Apply: Go to this link to apply for the position.

For more information, see the provided flyer or go to the above link with further details.

Post-Grad Project Coordinator/Analyst Job at Knowledge Capital Group

Knowledge Capital Group is looking to hire a graduating senior for a full-time, entry level position of Project Coordinator/Analyst!

The Position: Knowledge Capital Group is seeking a dynamic, motivated, and detail-oriented individual with a healthy desire to grow in a challenging, respectful, and diversified work environment. Qualified candidates will be early in their careers and eager to gain experience by taking on tasks that support the full scope of firm operations. Being a Project Coordinator/Analyst at KCG is a platform to build a successful and prosperous career.

Great Fit For: Graduating seniors majoring in Communications, Marketing, Business Administration, English, or something similar.

Qualifications: To be considered, you should possess a 3.5+ GPA, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be authorized to work in the US, and more. Click the application link below for a full list of qualifications.

To ApplyClick this link to apply for the position.

For more information about the position, click the application link. For more information about Knowledge Capital Group, click here.

Chemonics Has Summer Internship Positions Available!

Chemonics is looking to hire summer interns for positions involving business conduct, new business, technology, and agriculture & food security!

Opportunities Available: There are currently four internships hiring. The positions offered are:

Great Fit For: Lots of areas! Each internship fits a different niche, although international studies, political science, public admin, and science-related majors may be especially interested.

  • Honors Connection: An Honors alums works here! If you’re interested in this internship, contact plasmatinc@cofc.edu and we’ll put you in touch for an inside connection.

To Apply: Either go to the individual internships listed above or go to this link to find their open positions and then select “Intern” in the job level category. Each internship is being handled differently, but expect new opportunities to be posted and for current ones to close on a rolling basis throughout mid-April.

Click this link to learn about Chemonics, or go here for more information about their internship program.

Apply for a Summer Internship with the Women’s Foreign Policy Group

The Women’s Foreign Policy Group (WFPG) is seeking both a program planning intern and a communications intern for this summer!

About WFPG: The Women’s Foreign Policy Group empowers and advances women’s leadership in international affairs through cutting-edge global policy programs featuring prominent women leaders, robust mentoring programs, and premier networking with high-level foreign policy practitioners. Founded over 29 years ago, WFPG expands the foreign policy dialogue across political divides and generations and supports women leaders at every stage of their careers.

Programs Internship: WFPG is looking for responsible and motivated interns to focus on planning and outreach for programs with international affairs officials and experts. In addition to assisting with their programs, interns also research foreign policy topics before events, publish articles on events, and assist with membership outreach.

Communications Internship: WFPG is looking for specialized interns to focus on raising WFPG’s visibility and maintaining its digital presence. The communications intern works closely with the Program Manager and Executive Director on the WFPG’s website, social media, monthly digital newsletter, and print materials, as well as collaborating with programs interns on programming and event research.

To Apply: Go to this link to apply for either internship. Applications have a hard deadline of April 5th, but they will be accepted on a rolling basis with a cap of 120 applicants, so act fast!

Details and full job descriptions can be found here. Both opportunities are in-person in Washington, DC.

Paid Summer Opportunity: Summer sitter for 10 and 7 year-old boys

Looking for a summer gig? An MUSC physician is seeking a summer sitter to provide in-home childcare in West Ashley and transportation to summer camps for 10 and 7 year-old boys (2).

  • The hours would be 8:15 to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday. Salary is $500/week.

Benefits: Developing skills related to child development and education.

Great Fit For: Early childhood education and development.

Interested? Contact Dr. Gweneth Lazenby (843-819-0889) for more info.