OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
1. 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
2. Public Service Awards call for nominations
The Carolina Center for Public Service is accepting nominations for three campus-wide awards honoring individual students, faculty, staff and University units for exemplary public service and engaged scholarship. A new nomination process for the Robert E. Bryan and Office of the Provost Awards requires a very brief (two-paragraph) statement submitted by 11:59 p.m., Jan. 8, 2013. Selected nominees will be invited to complete a more detailed submission about their work by Feb. 4, 2013. Full nominations for the Ned Brooks Award are due by 11:59 p.m., Feb. 4, 2013. Submit nominations online. For more information, visit CCPS online. Direct questions to email@example.com or call 919-843-7568.
INTERNSHIPS & AWARDS
1. A Helping Hand pre-health service-learning internship
A Helping Hand (AHH), a nonprofit serving seniors and adults with disabilities, hosts a semester long, pre-health service-learning internship program for college students interested in healthcare-related careers. Interns volunteer 120 hours directly with clients and receive 30 hours of health related training. For additional information, submit a resume to A Helping Hand.
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 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.
3. Project Guanajuato: 2013 trip leader
Project Guanajuato is an eight-week summer internship in rural communities in Guanajuato, Mexico to assist 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. 11/27 - International Development in the 21st Century
Campus Y will host a discussion on International Development in the 21st Century, Tuesday, Nov. 27 from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Campus Y Anne Queen Lounge. Professionals who have worked with organizations such as USAID will offer resources to help navigate a potential career in this field. To RSVP, contact Jakelin Bonilla.
2. 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.
PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
1. 11/29 - 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. 11/30 - Become a hunger activist
Every day, Americans throw out enough food to fill a football stadium, totaling to $165 billion annually. Yet 925 million in this world are hungry. A child dies from hunger causes every 13 seconds. Learn about the different types of hunger and how to help these children. Become a hunger activist. Training is Nov. 30 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. in Dey Hall, room 201. To RSVP, contact Chris Rota.
3. 12/4 - College students needed for college experience panel
Boomerang is a youth support program at the Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA offering an alternative to suspension and after-school programming to middle and high school aged youth. Each semester for eight weeks on Tuesdays from 4:30 - 6 p.m. Boomerang provides a workshop series, What's Next? What's Next?, is an independent living skills class on life after high school and developing post graduate goals. Sessions focus on topics like job interviewing skills, money management, housing and post-graduate educational opportunities. College students are invited to participate on a panel discussion Dec. 4. to speak to students about the college experience from applying to college to beginning the first year. In addition, panelists can provide suggestions on how to prepare for college. The goal is to help students see that college is an option for them and give them the tools to make it obtainable. If interested, contact Tamika Jones or call 919-442-9622, extension 120.
4. 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.