Technology Commercialization Internship Program.

Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) Technology Commercialization Internship Program.

The Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) Technology Commercialization Internship Program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to explore and contribute to projects that lie at the intersection of business and technology like machine learning, artificial intelligence, computing, data science, and biofuels. Students undergo intensive training as they join the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) world-class national laboratory system, boost entrepreneurial thinking, and explore market opportunities.

Internships will be for 10-12 consecutive weeks beginning on or about June 5, 2023. Alternate dates may be considered depending on your class schedules and facility schedules.

As a program participant, you will:

  • Participate in and contribute to OTT mission-related research, technical and policy activities under the guidance of technology transfer experts and/or OTT staff.
  • Learn and collaborate with Technology Transfer specialists at DOE national laboratories working on commercialization efforts related to the OTT mission, and establish long-term relationships between yourself, technology transfer experts, and OTT staff.
  • 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 in OTT-related fields and increase your future marketability in these disciplines.

Program Benefits

  • Stipend: $750 per week
  • Virtual appointments – no relocation required
  • In-person closing ceremony that provides interns an opportunity to showcase their summer projects – Travel arrangements and reimbursement will be provided.

The deadline to apply for this opportunity is January 16th, 2023.

Students may learn more here!

For additional information, there is a Zoom Info session being held on December 6th at 2:00pm. Students may register here!

Honors Business Program Hosts its First Ever Annual Meeting

Are you a student in Honors Business Program? Or considering a degree within the school of business? Learn how to get the most out of your Honors experience. Join us for the first ever:

Annual Meeting of the Honors Business Program
Wednesday, November 30, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Wells Fargo Auditorium (Beatty 115)

This event will feature the following topics:

  • Scholarship programs
  • Graduate programs
  • Career service/Internships
  • Study abroad programs
  • And much more

Representatives from each department and program at the School of Business will be there to talk with you at and after the meeting. The Associate Dean of the School of Business, Dr. Messal and the Associate Dean of the Honors College, Dr. Ganaway will also join us.

No reservation necessary. ALL Honors students are welcome. Even if you are not a business major/minor or have not declared your major/minor, you are invited.

For more details contact Dr. Hao-Chen Liu, Director of the Honors Business Program (LiuH@cofc.edu).

Program Director Internship for New Local Mental Health Nonprofit: Quest in Recovery

Quest in Recovery is offering a unique opportunity to work closely alongside a CofC alum for a nonprofit that offers community-led mental health and recovery resources for young adults and college students.

The Opportunity: This internship entails managing the Mentor Program; this involves overseeing all application information, creating intake surveys, internal communication, and helping organize events and fun get-togethers.

  • There is also the possibility to specialize in a role that also includes grant writing, community organizing, social media content creation, and community outreach to the existing hospital, school, and court programs in the Charleston Area.

Benefits: A great opportunity to learn about community organizing, running a nonprofit, and chance to create something new for the Charleston community that is deeply needed.

Great fit for: Public Health / Psychology / Religious Studies / Communications / Education / English

How to Apply: Email a resume, additional information on your career interests, and any questions about the opportunity to Luke Shirley (luke@questinrecovery.org).

Conservation Voters of South Carolina Internships

Conservation Voters of South Carolina Internships

The Conservation Voters of South Carolina has two internships available for Spring 2023: Government Relations Spring Internship & Policy Spring Internship. Read more about both internships below.

Government Relations Spring Internship

Scope of Position:  CVSC is seeking a Government Relations Intern for Spring 2023. In this position you will gain first-hand experience in government relations, environmental advocacy, and the legislative process.  

The successful candidate will assist Government Relations staff and contractors with legislative tracking and monitoring, policy-related  research, vote-tracking for our scorecard, and lobby days. This position will report directly to the Government Relations Director.

Location: This internship is based in Columbia with the option to work remotely or in the office.

Read more about the internship, responsibilities, and how to apply.

Policy Spring Internship

Scope of Position: CVSC is seeking a Policy Intern for Spring 2023. In this position you will gain first-hand experience in environmental policy research and advocacy at the legislative and regulatory level. 

The successful candidate will assist CVSC Project Managers with policy related research, regulatory research, developing communications and outreach materials, and project management.

Location: This internship is based in Charleston or Columbia with the option to work remotely.  

Read more about the internship, responsibilities, and how to apply.

These are great opportunities for students interested in the Environment or Public Policy

CEO of an Arts Advocacy Nonprofit Seeks an Administrative Intern

A Charleston-based arts manager and current CEO of International Arts & Artists is seeking a student intern with an arts-based background.

The Opportunity: The founder and long-time CEO is looking for a personal assistant to help support his work on both IA&A projects and other artistic endeavors. The intern will assist with professional correspondence, proposal writing, industry research, database management, and other administrative tasks as needed.

  • This is an in-person opportunity located in downtown Charleston (~18-minute walk from campus, with parking available)
  • 12 hours/week commitment (need is immediate)
  • Potentially a paid internship, commensurate with experience

Great Fit For: Arts Managers / Aspiring non-profit administrators / Artistic entrepreneurs / Anyone looking to break in with the art world

  • Must be extremely attentive to detail, have strong writing skills, efficient, and willing to learn

How to Apply: Contact David Furchgott davidfurchgott@gmail.com to express interest in the position and find out the next steps in the application process.

Refugee Reception and Placement Internship Program

Majoring in International Studies? Want to work with the local refugee community? Consider interning with the Refugee Reception and Placement Program, administered through Lutheran Services Carolinas.

The opportunity: Multiple in-person internships are available to help support LSC’s refugee resettlement efforts; interns will help with logistics, administrative work, community outreach, educational workshops, and even conduct research and become experts in international migration.

  • You can even take this CofC sponsored internship for credit, counting as INTL 401.

Great fit for: International Studies / Political Science / Anthropology / Women’s and Gender Studies

How to apply: The deadline to apply for spring semester is November 21; read below for more details and application instructions, and contact Sarah Koellner (koellnersk@cofc.edu) or Blake Scott (scottbc@cofc.edu) with questions.

Refugee Reception and Placement Internship Program

Location: North Charleston, South Carolina

Dates: Each semester (minimum 3 months, 40 hours per credit hour), based on College of Charleston calendar

Suitable Discipline/s: International Studies, Political Science, Anthropology, Women’s and Gender Studies

Academic credit: INTL 401, with the potential of counting for the Global Studies concentration

About the Organization

Lutheran Services Carolinas is a faith-based health and human services organization that supports refugees arriving to North and South Carolina as part of the US State Department’s Reception and Placement Program. Currently in the Charleston area, LSC is providing services to refugees from Afghanistan, Congo, and Ukraine, including refugees from various parts of Latin America and the Caribbean.

LSC helps refugees with the resettlement process in the United States, assisting with arrival, housing, employment, healthcare, education, and in general, helping them adjust to their new community.

In partnership with the College of Charleston’s International Studies Program, LSC is offering internship opportunities for students interested in issues of international migration, cross- cultural communication, and community outreach. Below are some of the sample activities interns would participate in:

  1. Work closely with an LSC case manager to support refugees (families, children, and individuals) resettled in Charleston.
  2. Help with logistics and administrative tasks at LSC’s Charleston office.
  3. Engage in community outreach and public education programming to create more cultural awareness and cross-cultural competency in Charleston about issues related to international migration.
  4. Read an interdisciplinary collection of sources focused on issues of international migration, and develop a reading guide for LSC volunteers and staff.
  5. Support LSC in educational workshops for refugees and volunteers

Eligibility and How to Apply

  1. Students should have completed International Studies courses at the 100 and 200 levels at the College of Charleston campus before applying for this internship.
  2. Students should demonstrate in their application materials how their studies and previous experiences could contribute to LSC’s work.
  3. Students who are interested in a career in international migration or international development are especially encouraged to apply.
  4. Send the following application materials to Sarah Koellner (koellnersk@cofc.edu) and Blake Scott (scottbc@cofc.edu): a 1-2 page cover letter, resume, and the contact information for two references. Please let us know for which position (see below) you are applying for.

Application Deadline for internships:

  • November 21 for Spring semester
  • February 15 for Summer semester
  • April 15 for Fall semester

Current internship positions with LSC

Community Engagement Intern

Time commitment: 15 hours a week

Location: In person at the LSC office, North Charleston

Duties:

  • Assist with weekly communication and coordination of volunteers
  • Research potential partner organizations and compile contact information
  • Help onboard new Circle of Welcome teams
  • Serve as a liaison between the College of Charleston’s refugee task force and LSC
  • Assist in event/training planning and execution
  • Assist with volunteer documentation and other office tasks
  • Catalog and sort donations and provide donors with appropriate forms
  • Other duties as assigned by the Outreach Coordinator

Refugee Resettlement Intern

Time commitment: 15 hours a week

Location: In person at the LSC office, North Charleston

Duties:

  • Assist case management staff with pre-arrival duties such as applications for public benefits, locating housing, organizing airport reception
  • Make appointments for clients when necessary
  • Assist the case manager in providing services to clients (education, health services, housing, food, transportation, legal services)
  • Assist with other administrative tasks including updating case files and documentation
  • Assist staff with identification of needs and coordination of the appropriate referrals to meet those needs
  • Attend home visits with case management staff and assist with case notes
  • Transport items to and from clients as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Refugee Employment Intern

Time commitment: 15 hours a week

Location: In person at the LSC office, North Charleston

Duties:

  • Complete trainings on state and Office on Refugee Resettlement employment programs, including Refugee Social Services, Refugee Assistance Program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and Matching Grant
  • Provide support to Employment Specialist staff through case noting, documentation, and other administrative tasks
  • Assist in referring refugee clients to community-based resources that will reduce barriers to employment, including but not limited to childcare resources, ESL services, financial literacy training, transportation, mental health resources,
  • Provide support for Matching Grant orientations, Job Readiness Training, and Financial Literacy Training
  • As needed, teach refugee clients how to pay rent, utilities, etc. and provide budgeting and financial education
  • Provide bus training to refugees as needed
  • Other duties as assigned by Area Manager and/or Employment Specialist staff

Gap-Year Fellowship: Project Horseshoe Farm

Gap-Year Fellowship: Project Horseshoe Farm

This upcoming year, Project Horseshoe Farm is offering its traditional Gap-Year Fellowship, which will begin in June of 2023 and finish in July of 2024 at the Greensboro, Perry County, and Pomona sites.

HSF Fellows make positive impacts in the community by working with patients and physicians in a “health partners” program, working with children through in-school and after school programs, and working with seniors and other vulnerable adults in community center programs and housing programs.

The application deadline for the 2023-24 gap-year Fellowship on February 12th, 2023. Students can find Project Horseshoe Farm, and the application, on Handshake or on their website.

 

Osgood Center for International Studies Opportunities

Osgood Center for International Studies Opportunities

The Osgood Center for International Studies has two opportunities available for students of all majors!

The International Studies Program is pleased to announce, together with the School of Languages, Cultures, & World Affairs that the application process for a great opportunity to learn more about global leadership and to engage in professional development in 2023 is now open.

The Osgood Center for International Studies in Washington DC has partnered with CofC to make it possible for a select number of students from the College to attend their Leadership Program in January 2023.

The Osgood Center for International Studies is also selecting candidates for a professional development program the Osgood Center is offering in the spring and summer.

The deadline for the Osgood Center Leadership Institute is November 21, 2022. The deadline for the professional development program is January 1, 2023.

You can also find the application links for both programs here:

Leadership Program – https://internationalstudies.cofc.edu/for-international-studies-students/osgood-center-for-international-studies.php

Professional Development Program – https://internationalstudies.cofc.edu/for-international-studies-students/osgood-center-for-international-studies-professional-development-program.php