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).

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

Win $1000 in the Inaugural Civil Discourse Essay Contest

All students are invited to participate in the Inaugural Civil Discourse Essay Contest!

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences invites currently enrolled College of Charleston students to participate in the inaugural Civil Discourse Essay Contest. A committee of faculty judges will award $1,000 to the student who writes the winning essay.

Submitted essays must respond to the question, “What is civil discourse and why is it important in American society?”

Essays will be judged by the coherence of the argument, the quality of examples & evidence used, and the vividness of the writing. Interested students should submit a 750-word essay to hss@cofc.edu by Nov. 15, 2022.

To read more about this Essay Competition, check out this article on The College Today!

Apply for a Critical Language Scholarship and study abroad developing critical language skills

Apply today for the 2023 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program!

The CLS Program is an intensive, overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities.

Selected students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying 1 of 15 critical languages. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.

The CLS Program actively seeks applicants whose study of a critical language relates to their academic field of interest and future career goals. Students in diverse fields of study, including STEM fields, law, medicine, international studies, and the humanities are encouraged to apply.

The National Application Deadline is November 15th, 8pm EST.

For all questions and application information, please check out the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards or email nationalawards@cofc.edu.

Compensation 101 Alumni Panel

Compensation 101: How Employers Determine Your Worth, How to Negotiate & Alumni Mega Panel. 

Next Wednesday, October 26th, the Career Center is hosting an Alumni panel discussing compensation for employment opportunities.

This event is open to all students and is from 5:00pm to 7:30pm in Stern Ballroom.

This opportunity is great for all students, specifically students expecting job offers in the coming year.

This will be a great way to learn about the reality of life after college and understand what makes a competitive employment offer. Students will also learn from Alumni as they share insights on their companies, what goes into an offer letter, and other perks students should be on the lookout for!

To register for this event, please click here!

Are you interested in studying, thinking, and working globally?

Attend a Boren Awards info session on October 19 to learn how you can earn up to $25,000 in scholarship support for language development.

The Award: Boren scholars and fellows are undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in building a career in public service by applying their language skills, cultural knowledge and academic credentials.

The benefits: Up to $25,000 in scholarships to fund undergraduate study abroad or graduate research and language study in world regions that are critical to U.S. interests and are underrepresented in typical study abroad programs.

Great fit for: Students studying a critical language (including Arabic, Mandarin, Hebrew, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian); those interested in building a career in public service by applying their language skills, cultural knowledge and academic credentials.

Learn more: Attend a Boren Awards Info Session and hear directly from a Boren representative about the opportunities and application process:

  • October 19, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (session one) & 4:15 – 5:15 p.m. (session two)
  • Both sessions will take place in Arnold Hall (JSC 100)