OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
1. 10/11 - Last call for APPLES spring 2013 internship applications
The deadline for APPLES Service-Learning program spring 2013 internships is October 11. Through an application and interview process, APPLES matches qualified students with nonprofit and governmental organizations for semester-long internships. Interns work 10-12 hours per week for approximately 15 weeks (150 total hours) earning $1,200 in funding, and three hours of academic credit. For more information or to apply, visit APPLES online.
2. 10/12 - New Opportunity with the Elizabeth Edwards Foundation
The Elizabeth Fellows program, an initiative of the Elizabeth Edwards Foundation, is a comprehensive effort to provide promising high school students with the resources, tools and support they need to succeed. Elizabeth Fellows will be matched with Elizabeth Mentors, who are trained and qualified college students. The foundation is currently seeking dedicated undergraduate students committed to making a difference in the lives of youth to serve as the inaugural Elizabeth Mentors. The mentors and fellows will meet on a weekly basis for hands-on support with academics, to plan community service projects and to talk about issues they care about. Carolina first-year, sophomore and junior students are eligible to apply online by 11:59 p.m., October 12.
3. 10/19 - The APPLES Service-Learning program accepting Bryan Fellowship applications
The Robert E. Bryan Social Innovation Fellowship is designed for aspiring social change-makers who are interested in providing a significant contribution locally, nationally or internationally through the creation of an entrepreneurial project that addresses a community issue or need. Fellows receive enrollment in a public policy course, up to $1,500 to launch their idea, support from APPLES students and staff, and invaluable leadership training and personal development. Up to five team fellowships are awarded. To apply, visit http://www.unc.edu/ccps/portal/. Application deadline is October 19 by 11:59 p.m. For details, contact Ryan Nilsen or call 919-843-6829.
INTERNSHIPS & AWARDS
1. 10/12 - Kenan-Biddle Partnership accepting applications
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is accepting applications for the 2012-13 Kenan-Biddle Partnership, a funding opportunity for student-initiated projects that are based on collaboration with counterparts at Duke University. The partnership, funded by The William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust and The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, offers grants to accepted proposals that strengthen established collaborations between Duke and UNC or encourage new ones, enhancing the intellectual life at both universities. Preference will be given to proposals made jointly by students from both institutions. Application deadline is October 12 with decisions announced in November for a January 1 start. To learn more, visit the Kenan-Biddle Partnership.
2. RTI International seeks social media and communications intern
RTI International is offering a paid social media and communications internship for fall 2012. The intern will use web and social media to enhance the awareness of RTI's work in using the Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) Program to advance sustainable human development around the world, particularly with mobile technology applications. To learn more and apply, visit RTI online.
3. Communications intern position with Farmworker Union
Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) is a union that represents farmworkers around the state. Currently, FLOC is looking for a communications intern. The position requires approximately 15 hours per week, which can be done remotely and on a flexible schedule after training. Intern must be available to travel to Dudley for one to two full days of training. Visit FLOC online for more information.
PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
1. 10/27 - Help build a playground
Chapel Hill's Glenwood Elementary School seeks volunteers to help build a new playground October 27 and 28. No construction experience necessary, and four and eight-hour shifts from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. are available both days. Register online. For details visit www2.chccs.k12.nc.us/glenwoodpta.
2. Spanish translator needed at Habitat Restore
The Habitat ReStore is a resale store that accepts and sells gently used household items and building materials. Seeking a short-term volunteer to translate marketing and volunteer program materials to create Spanish-language brochures and handouts. Working from home is an option after visiting the ReStore to discuss project details. For more information, contact Rachel Presslein or call 919-403-8668 ext. 103.
3. Heavenly Groceries seeks volunteers
Heavenly Groceries/Comida Celestial located in St. Joseph CME Church on Rosemary Street seeks volunteers to make a weekly commitment to help pick up food for its daily food distribution. Daily shift is 2:30 - 5 p.m. and weekend shift is 8:30 - 11 a.m. Volunteers must be licensed and feel comfortable driving a van. If interested, contact Heavenly Groceries or call 919-929-6595.
4. Volunteer to play soccer with kids
Volunteer at street soccer games in Chapel Hill and Carrboro neighborhoods. Volunteers just show up and play and can customize the schedule to suit availability. If you like soccer or kids, or just want to get involved, email Sarah Broadwell or call 919-210-4173.
5. Hunger Lunch and committee meeting
Hunger Lunch committee, a Campus Y organization within Nourish UNC hosts a hunger lunch of beans, rice and cornbread Wednesdays from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Pit. Join Hunger Lunch committee meetings Mondays at 9 p.m. in the Campus Y or email Shannon for more information.