OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
1. Community Engagement Fellowship applications now being accepted
The Carolina Center for Public Service is accepting applications for the Community Engagement Fellowship program. Up to five fellowships of up to $2,000 each are awarded each spring to develop and implement engagement or engaged scholarship projects that (1) employ innovative, sustainable approaches to complex social needs and (2) have an academic connection. Fellows work in collaboration with community partners and faculty mentors who are familiar with the identified topics or geographic areas, while fellows are responsible for the major planning and implementation of their projects. The fellowships run from March to October with seminar participation in the spring and fall and project implementation during the summer. Returning, full-time graduate students (individuals or teams) at UNC-Chapel Hill are eligible to apply with preference given to interdisciplinary teams of students. Applications are due Feb. 4 by 11:59 p.m. and can be found online. For details, visit CCPS online.
2. 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. 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. The internship will take place over three weeks in June 2013. For more information, contact Gwen Hwarng.
2. Substance abuse and HIV research internships
The Substance Abuse Treatment Evaluations and Interventions (SATEI) Research Program at RTI International is offering two substance abuse and HIV-interventions internships for spring 2013. RTI SATEI conducts high-quality, multidisciplinary research to reduce risky health behaviors such as substance abuse and gender-based violence for vulnerable women. To apply or for more information, visit RTI International online for full descriptions.
3. Project Guanajuato: 2013 trip leader
Project Guanajuato is an eight-week summer internship that works in rural communities in areas in Guanajuato, Mexico to assist a local NGO in community development projects. These are rural communities that experience high levels of emigration to the United States. Students will teach English, recreation, arts and dance classes at local elementary and high schools while living with families. For more information and team member application, visit Project Guanajuato online.
EVENTS & MEETINGS
1. 11/19 - North Carolina Renaissance interest meeting
The Office of Diversity & Multicultural Affairs is looking for campus leaders to serve as staff members in preparation for North Carolina Renaissance 2013. North Carolina Renaissance is a four-day enrichment program which invites high school sophomores from predominantly rural areas of North Carolina to explore UNC. An interest meeting is being held Monday, Nov. 19 from 5 - 6 p.m. at the Frank Porter Graham Student Union, room 3209. Pizza and drinks will be served. For more information, contact Tina Kawatu.
2. 11/19 - The Ethics of Cross-Cultural Service: The S4Si Perspective
The Muslim Student Association will host a panel discussion on Monday, Nov. 19 from 5 - 6 p.m. at the Frank Porter Graham Student Union, room 3411 on the intersection of Islam with culture, gender and community. Dr. Barbara Anderson will speak about the ethics of doing nonprofit work in different cultures. A question and answer session will follow the lecture and refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Saima Akbar.
3. Book drive for pediatric cancer patients
For the fourth consecutive year, UNC's libraries are partnering with campus departments to collect children's books for the Book Fairy to donate to the Pediatric Oncology Clinic at UNC Hospitals. The drive will run through Dec. 6. All new or gently used books for children ages one through mid-teens are welcome. The need is especially great for English and Spanish-language board books and for books featuring children and families of many cultures. Visit the Book Fairy for drop-off locations.
4. First annual campus Book Harvest
Are you going home for Thanksgiving? Do you want to change a child's life? From Nov. 25 to Dec. 2, Book Harvest and Carolina Covenant Gives Back will have collection bins on campus for donations of new or gently used children's books that your family has outgrown. Books will go to children in need across the Triangle area to build their personal libraries. For more information, visit Facebook.
PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
1. SAT Smart Start student teachers needed
SAT Smart Start Program seeks highly motivated students to participate as student teachers in the SAT Smart Start Program. Teachers will be responsible for presenting the Kaplan material in innovative and creative ways to high school students. The program will meet most Saturdays in the spring semester from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Application deadline is Thursday, Nov. 29 at 11:59 p.m. To apply, visit SAT Smart Start Program online. For more information, contact Joy Kajogbola.
2. 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 to the Urban Prep Fellows Program.
3. Volunteers needed at Frank Porter Graham
The Frank Porter Graham After School Program needs dedicated, creative volunteer students and/or student groups to engage elementary age students in the after school program. Groups meet weekly, tentatively Wednesday at 6 p.m., but times are flexible for each group. Volunteers must be willing and able to plan and lead activities. Past activities include service projects, self-esteem workshops, dance performances and fashion shows. To volunteer, contact Myeshia Bryant.
4. Volunteer research assistant position
Leaflight Inc. seeks volunteers to join its research team. Responsibilities include management and implementation of day-to-day research activities, including designing survey instruments, overseeing distribution and collection of completed survey forms, creating databases for completed surveys, and basic data analysis. For more information, contact Stephanie O'Daly.
5. Help fourth-graders with math and reading
Seawell Elementary School seeks volunteers to help fourth-grade students with math and reading in small groups Monday - Friday from 8 - 9:10 a.m. and 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Flexible scheduling is available with many reading and math stations to choose from. To volunteer, contact Courtney Morgan or call 919-967-4343.
6. Volunteer to help Project Literacy
Project Literacy seeks volunteers to help with their eight tutoring projects. Tutors help adults and teenagers working towards their GED, ESL classes and creative writing workshops. Commitment for most projects is two hours weekly. If interested, contact Bianca Larry.