OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
1. 1/8 - Last call for the easiest nomination ever for 2013 Public Service Awards
Do you know someone who deserves to be recognized for their public service or engaged scholarship or an exemplary project that serves the state of North Carolina? Would you like to see them honored but can’t find the time to write a traditional nomination? Well, this could be the easiest nomination you’ll ever write! The Carolina Center for Public Service is accepting nominations for three campus-wide public service awards honoring individual students, faculty, staff and University units for exemplary public service and engaged scholarship. Winners will be honored at a spring celebration and will receive a monetary award and framed certificate. The new, simplified nomination process for the Robert E. Bryan Public Service Award and Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Award only requires a very brief statement to be submitted by 11:59 p.m., Jan. 8, 2013. Traditional nominations for the Ned Brooks Award for Public Service are due by 11:59 p.m., Feb. 4, 2013. Online nominations may be submitted by students, staff, faculty and/or community members. See detailed awards information online.
2. 1/14 - Apply now for Davis Projects for Peace and Hyatt Rotary Awards
Applications are now open for funding to support development of local or international community-based projects during summer of 2013. Davis Projects for Peace provides $10,000 to returning, full-time undergraduate students, and the Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award offers $2,000 and $3,000 to undergraduate and graduate students. Applications are due Jan. 14 for Projects for Peace and Feb. 4 for the Hyatt Award. For details, visit CCPS online.
INTERNSHIPS & AWARDS
1. Project Guanajuato Summer Internship Opportunities in Mexico
Project Guanajuato is a summer community development internship experience for UNC undergraduates sponsored by the UNC Latino Migration Project and the Mexican NGO Fundación Comunitaria del Bajio. This eight-week internship enables students to work in and with the rural communities in Guanajuato, Mexico to assist the Foundation in community development projects. For details, visit the Institute for the Study of the Americas.
2. Intern with Carolina for Amani
Applications for the annual Carolina for Amani summer internship program are now available. Carolina for Amani is a project of the Campus Y and is an on-campus branch of the Amani Children's Foundation. Interns will participate in public relations, legal, social and administrative work in the New Life Homes in Kenya. Interns also work on innovative projects in the Homes and takes place over three weeks in June 2013. For details, contact Gwen Hwarng.
PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
1. Spring semester Mentor Program
Technology Without Borders is seeking students interested in its spring semester Mentor Program to help low-income adults find jobs and children bring their ideas to life by teaching basic computer skills like Microsoft Word and Google Search. These skills can help enhance the lives of so many. The time commitment is not large but is consistent and volunteers can expect to put in no more than an hour per week into the program. For details, visit Technology Without Borders Mentor Program.
2. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, ReStore
The Habitat ReStore created a ReStore-ation Work Zone for re-purposing and restoring items donated to the store. Volunteers are needed to creatively propose and complete projects. Scheduling is flexible and can be short-term. If you enjoy hands-on work and can see beauty in everyday items, contact the Habitat ReStore's volunteer program manager or call 919-403-8668, extension 103.
3. Urban Education Year-of-Service opportunity in Chicago
The Urban Prep Fellows Program is a one-year service program for recent college graduates. Fellows work full time in a high school in Chicago, serving as mentors and tutors to groups of approximately 25 students. Throughout the day, fellows lead small group tutorials on activities to support character development and academic achievement. To join, apply online to the Urban Prep Fellows Program.