This Weeks Highlights at the LSA Newnan Advising Center

Tired of the snowy polar world?  Start making your summer plans!

We have a lot of summer internship and research opportunities posted this week.  Many applications are due in January and February so use your break time to explore your opportunities and begin your application. For a list of all the summer opportunities go to Summer Opportunities.

Newnan Advising Center Holiday Break
 The LSA Newnan Academic Advising Center will be closed from December 25 to re-opens January 2.  If you have questions about registration related issues during the holiday, check out the tutorials on the Peer Advising website at http://lsapeeradvising.wordpress.com/wolverine-access-tutorials/.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Application deadline differs among sites, but most applications are due in February

The National Science Foundation funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions.

To see a list of REU sites for summer 2014 go to http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.jsp.

Students must contact the individual sites for information and application materials. NSF does not have application materials and does not select student participants. A contact person and contact information is listed for each site.

Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI)

Application Deadline is January 10, 2014

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 16 participating DOE laboratories. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission.

The SULI program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s, Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) in collaboration with the DOE laboratories.

For more information go to http://science.energy.gov/wdts/suli/.

America Reads Hiring Tutors for Winter Semester

Tutors will work with elementary school aged children to develop their reading, writing, and comprehension skills. Tutors will work with children twice per week on a one-to-one basis. Tutoring sessions will take place in local schools and community centers with transportation provided to all tutors. Please refer to http://ginsberg.umich.edu/americareads for more information about the program and be sure to review the Frequently Asked Questions. Students MUST be awarded work-study in order to participate in America Reads. Additionally, students should have interest in/experience working with children; interest in/experience with education and literacy; and an interest in/experience with social justice and community service. To Apply: Submit an online tutor application available at: www.mjoin.umich.edu . Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis, with new tutor training taking place in January of 2014.

The Raoul Wallenberg Fellowship

Application Due January 6, 2014

The Wallenberg Fellowship - named in honor of Raoul Wallenberg (B.S. Arch. ’35), one of the most illustrious graduates of the University of Michigan - will be awarded each spring to a graduating senior of exceptional promise and accomplishment who is committed to serving the public good. The fellowship provides $25,000 to carry out an independent project of learning or exploration anywhere in the world during the year after graduation. Click here for more information about application procedures.

Please contact Henry Dyson in the LSA Honors Program for more information.

University of Michigan Development Summer Internship Program

Application Due Sunday, January 12, 2014

Looking for a paid internship? Want to stay in Ann Arbor next summer and earn college credit at the same time?

The award-winning U-M Development Summer Internship Program (D-SIP) provides you with meaningful paid work, stimulating classes and great leadership development experiences. You will see firsthand how fundraising makes a difference at U-M, and learn how, as a development professional, you can help shape the world of tomorrow. There are a variety of projects that include strategic planning, consulting components, marketing, event planning, etc. To see past projects, please visit: www.umdsipshowcase.wordpress.com

In D-SIP you will:
* Work four days a week alongside top U-M development officials across the University.
* Earn course credit through classes taught by U-M faculty, with guest presentations by key philanthropists and U-M leaders
* Build your leadership credentials through networking, creating an online portfolio, and other professional development opportunities

To learn more and apply, please come to an information session or visit:
* www.giving.umich.edu/internship
* www.facebook.com/UMDSIP
* www.umdsipshowcase.wordpress.com

Alternative Summer Break Application is OPEN!

Applications due January 12, 2014

Interested in volunteering, social justice issues and service-learning?  Do you want to make a difference? Love Alternative Breaks and want to take an Alternative Summer Break? Or do you want to try something new? Then come see what ASuB is all about!

ASuB is an alternative breaks program sponsored by the Ginsberg Center. We are a service learning organization dedicated to promoting social justice through service-learning. We spend the second semester fundraising, learning about the communities we will enter, educating ourselves about social justice issues followed by thoughtful discussion/reflection, and preparing for our trips which take place at the beginning of May.

Applications are OPEN! To apply, login to mjoin.umich.edu, click “programs” and search for “Alternative Summer Break.”  Or follow this link http://mjoin.umich.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=10024.

If you have any questions, please contact us at ASummerBreak@umich.edu 

Visit our website: sites.google.com/site/NASSTuofm/
Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/AlternativeSummerBreak

Manna Project International's Spring Break Trip to Nicaragua


Then check out Manna Project International's Spring Break Trip to Nicaragua!!!

Be a part of our Spring Break Program! Through MPI's week-long Spring Break Program, you can volunteer in helping with community growth not simply through common methods of volunteering, but through building relationships with actual individuals within the community, using teamwork, and showing leadership! Possible programs we may be a part of include health and wellness, education, business, and more!

If interested or would like more information about the trip, visit http://mannaproject.org/nicaragua or contact poojas@umich.edu