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).

Enter the Civil Discourse Essay Contest for $1,000!

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences is inviting current CofC students to participate in the Fall 2023 Civil Discourse Essay Contest!

The Contest: Write a 750-word essay responding to the prompt, “What does healthy public conflict look and sound like in a democracy?” Essays will be judged by the coherence of the argument, the quality of examples and evidence used, and the vividness of the writing. All essays will be checked by AI detection software.

The Prize: Sponsored by a generous gift from the Rusovich family, the student who writes the winning essay will receive $1,000.

To Enter: Email your completed essay in a PDF file to by December 1st, 2023.

MUSC Research Opportunity in Cardiovascular Disease and Development

Dr. Christine Kern is looking for students to get research experience at the Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology at MUSC.

Details: A science research position is open in Dr. Kern’s lab to work on the origin of cardiovascular abnormalities and disease. Average hours approximately 10 per week; this research opportunity can be part of independent research for credit or performed as a volunteer. Research involves using mice as preclinical models of disease. This opportunity is for the upcoming semester Spring 2024, with possible extension to the summer of 2024.


  • Use for course credit or bachelor’s essay research
  • Gain experience in lab experiment skills
  • Develop knowledge in a specialty area of cardiovascular development and disease

Great Fit For: Freshmen, sophomores, or juniors interested in scientific research, especially pre-med and/or pre-dental students. Students will be trained in all lab skills with no experience necessary.

To Apply: Interested students can email Dr. Kern directly at You can also email Dr. Kern with any questions about the position.

Apply for MUSC’s Student Mentors for Minorities in Healthcare Program!

The MUSC College of Health Professions Student Mentors for Minorities in Healthcare (SMMH) Program is now accepting applications for the 2024 program!

The Opportunity: The SMMH Program is a career exposure and mentoring program for students interested in the health professions. You can expect to participate in sessions once or twice a month on Saturdays; participation is free.


  • Learn more about the health professions
  • Tour MUSC’s state-of-the-art healthcare facilities
  • Gain information that will assist with preparation to graduate healthcare programs
  • Engage in activities that support career planning and professional development

Great Fit For: Undergraduate students with an interest in the allied health professions.

To Apply: Click here! Applications are due on Sunday, November 12th.

For more information, see the provided flyer or go to this link.

Paid Internship Opportunity with the OTT in the U.S. Department of Energy

Are you interested in learning about the process by which new technologies reach full commercial scale and are available in the marketplace? The Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) is looking for students for a 10-12 week internship next summer.

Great Fit For: Students pursuing a degree in science, technology, mathematics, engineering, or business with an interest in entrepreneurship and technology commercialization.


  • An $850 per week stipend, plus potential an additional supplement for participants that relocate
  • Gain deep insight into the federal government’s role in the creation and implementation of policies that will affect energy technology development
  • Enhance your education and training by learning from Energy I-Corps instructors and attending workshops
  • Attendance to an in-person opening ceremony in Washington, D.C., and a closing ceremony at a national laboratory

To Apply: Go to this link for an in-depth position description and the application.

Click here for more information. or email with any questions.

Mark Your Calendars for MUSC Night!

Are you studying a health-related field or curious about the programs MUSC has to offer? Head to MUSC Night on Wednesday, November 8th!

The Event: MUSC Night will help CofC students learn about unique and exciting healthcare and education opportunities after they leave CofC.

When & Where: MUSC Night will be hosted…

  • On Wednesday, November 8th, from 4:30-6:00 p.m.
  • In the SSMEB Courtyard (202 Calhoun St)

For more information, check out the provided flyer or email

Free tickets to the Gibbes Distinguished Lecture series

The Honors College has a limited number of free tickets for Honors students to attend the Gibbes Museum of Art’s annual Distinguished Lecture Series featuring art historian Dr. Sarah Elizabeth Lewis.

When/Where: Wednesday, November 1, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM in the Sottile Theatre.

The speaker: Dr. Lewis is an art and cultural historian Harvard University. Before joining faculty at Harvard, she held curatorial positions at MOMA, the Tate Modern, and served as a critic at Yale University School of Art.

Great fit for: Art historians / Art lovers / Photographers  / Culture vultures

How to register: Claim your free ticket by registering here. Space is limited, so sign up today!

Neuroscience Laboratory Research Opportunity

The Sato Neuroscience Lab at MUSC is looking for students to join their lab and potentially conduct their Bachelor’s research with them!

The Opportunity: Students will use two-photon imaging, optogenetic tools, and electrophysiology to unravel the fundamental principles that govern information processing in the brainstem and investigate how neurological diseases such as strokes and Alzheimer’s affect neural circuits and behavior.

Benefits: Students can expect to learn how to mount brain slices on slides, cut perfused brains, and potentially even perform surgery. Additionally, students will…

  • Gain experience with manual dexterity and working in a lab environment
  • Improve their general neuroscience knowledge
  • Have opportunities to work on their Bachelor’s Essay, give conference presentations, and even co-author papers!

Great Fit For: Juniors and sophomores studying biology and/or neuroscience.

To Apply: Email Ashley Matunis ( with your resume/CV.