Excerpt from the College TODAY, “Since the last German-American Business Summit (GABS) in February of 2020 a lot has happened at the College of Charleston, and we’re not just talking about the pandemic. Last fall, the College began offering its first-ever major in engineering – systems engineering – with some of the 200-plus German companies in the Palmetto state helping to design the curriculum.
“This year we are pivoting to a virtual event and are looking forward to the chance to cast a wider net in terms of audience participants, as well as panelists, who will join us from locations throughout the U.S. and in Germany,” says Morgan Koerner, the chair of the Department of German and Russian Studies who founded the event.”
The Public Service Internship Award is to support increasing student interest and participation in public service, especially foreign service and/or globally focused civil service internships. These experiences give students a coveted and highly valuable inside look at service and diplomacy in action and reveal the wide range of careers associated with public service. These experiences are often unpaid and living and travel is costly.
The awards will be given to students who secure experiential learning opportunities during summer or semester abroad programs. Recipients will be able to apply their work experience to myriad endeavors and will gain a distinguished advantage compared to their peers because of their direct experience working with global issues.
Students will be given a $3,000 – $5,000 internship award for programs that directly relate to public, foreign or civil service. Students will submit the application and be selected by a committee comprised of School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs faculty. The selection committee will recommend award winners to the Dean of LCWA, who will make the final selections. The number of awards given will vary.
All materials must be submitted by the deadline of Wednesday, March 11, 2020.
Fall 2013 & Spring 2014 Semesters (with option of starting this summer):
Girls Rock Charleston, a local non-profit organization, is partnering with the Women’s and Gender Studies Program to create a Community Organizing Fellowship opportunity for female and/or transgender students. This opportunity is specifically geared towards developing the leadership of students of color, working class students, and immigrant students (of any immigration status), who are all strongly encouraged to apply. Participants will learn the ins and outs of community-based grassroots organizing while completing complementary coursework in their discipline.
Students with an interest in any of the following should consider applying: racial justice work, economic justice work, girls studies, disability studies, LGBTQ justice work, public education, and grassroots social movements.
This is a stipended position with a heavy time commitment (at least 120 hours per semester) during which the Fellow will gain 6 hours of course credit through completing an internship and an independent study. This could also be paired with a bachelor’s essay depending on the student’s interest.
If you are interested, please submit a letter of interest and a letter of recommendation from a professor by Friday, May 31, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring 2013 Career & Internship Fair Wednesday, March 20, 2013
12 – 3:00 pm
TD Arena, 301 Meeting Street
– Participating organizations include those recruiting upcoming graduates/alumni for full-time career opportunities; organizations recruiting undergraduates for internships, part-time jobs, and seasonal/summer jobs; and local graduate schools will provide admissions and application information.
– All students and interested alumni of the College of Charleston are welcome to attend. The Fair is not open to the public.
– Students should dress professionally (as they would if going for an interview; business professional attire preferred, business casual acceptable)
– Interested faculty and staff are welcome to attend
Linda Robinson, MHRD
Coordinator, Recruiting and Technology Programs
College of Charleston
Room 216, Lightsey Center
160 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29424