Detroit Community Based Summer Research Program

Application Deadline is February 14

Where research and community action meet! Housed as part of the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, the Detroit Community Based Research Program allows students to work on a community driven research project, while also living in the City of Detroit. Students in this program are paired with community based organizations in Detroit to conduct key research in community-designed projects focused on issues such as urban development, environmental justice, food security, community assessment, sustainability, and more. These immersive learning experiences enable students to connect course work and research skills in service to community organizations and the communities they serve. You will work full-time on a research project for your organization, and also spend time contributing to the overall operations of the organization.

This is a great opportunity to have a research and internship experience all-in-one. The 2014 summer program will run for ten weeks, from May 31 – August 9, 2014 . Students are awarded $3,500 for participating in the program, which will be distributed in four payments over the course of the summer. Housing accommodations are arranged through the program at Wayne State University. Additional living stipends will be provided to students based on demonstrated financial need.

For more information and to apply go to http://uropcbrp.com/.

Semester in Detroit for Spring Term 2014

Application Deadline is February 14

Semester in Detroit transforms U-M students through reciprocal relationships with the people, organizations, and neighborhoods of Detroit. By living, learning, and working in the city, our students engage with community leaders in transformative work - strengthening themselves as well as the wider region.
  • LIVE on Wayne State University's Vibrant Urban Campus with U-M and WSU Students.
  • LEARN from U-M Faculty Who Teach at the U-M Detroit Center in bustling Midtown.
  • WORK as Interns for 16 Hours Per Week with Detroit Non-Profit Organizations.
  • ENGAGE with Detroiters and the City's Vast Social and Cultural Treasures.
  • PLUS - Earn 6-9 credits that count toward a LSA Minor in Urban Studies, and many other areas of study!
Visit www.semesterindetroit.com to apply, or contact SID Communications Coordinator Cassie Basler at cbasler@umich.edu to learn more.

Advanced Resume Writing

Tuesday, February 11, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Career Center Program Room, Student Activities Building

This workshop will focus on creating a resume for a specific job, internship, or campus opportunity that you are currently applying to.

***Please bring a hard copy of your resume and one position description of either a job, internship, or campus opportunity that you are interested in pursuing.

This workshop will help take your resume to the next level.

To register log in to Career Center Connector: http://careercenter.umich.edu/article/career-center-connector.

Own Your Upcoming Interview

Wednesday, February 12, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Career Center Program Room, Student Activities Building

You’ve worked on your resume and cover letter, applied for a job, internship, or other opportunity, and you’ve been called in for an interview.

Maybe this is the second round. Now it’s time to really show them that you are a good fit!

This workshop addresses general preparation, researching companies, what to expect, and answering behavior-based and other interview questions. Leave this session feeling prepared and ready for your next step!

Register through Career Center Connector today. To register log in to Career Center Connector: http://careercenter.umich.edu/article/career-center-connector.

Exploring Careers: What is the Difference Between Marketing and Advertising?

Friday, February 14, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Career Center Program Room, Student Activities Building

Ever wonder what the difference is between marketing and advertising?

Perhaps you have considered one or both and want to learn about what it takes to be successful in each field.

Come hear from marketing and advertising professionals about their work. Learn about the differences between the two, ways of exploring each field, and what employers look for in their candidates for jobs or internships.

This is a great opportunity to launch or take the next step in your career exploration journey.

*******Space is limited so register through Career Center Connector today.

To register log in to Career Center Connector: http://careercenter.umich.edu/article/career-center-connector.

12-week paid Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships in Molecular & Integrative Physiology

Application Deadline is February 15

The Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology at the University of Michigan offers summer fellowship programs to support undergraduate students who are interested in research in physiology and/or biomedical sciences. Any student who is currently enrolled at any degree-granting University or College is invited to apply, with preference given to those students interested in a career in research.

Raoul Wallenberg International Summer Travel Fellowship

Application Deadline is February 17

In the spirit of Raoul Wallenberg's experience at Michigan, the Raoul Wallenberg International Summer Travel Fellowship will allow selected students to take part in a community service project or civic participation anywhere in the world. The fellowship will support such experiences as, for instance, volunteer work with a humanitarian organization such as a school, clinic or aid program, or the exploration of humanitarian issues not well understood in the US. Several fellowships will be made for summer 2012, each in the amount of up to $5000 to cover transportation, room and board, and local excursions made in connection with the project. At least one fellowship will go to an undergraduate student and at least one to a graduate student

For more information and to apply go to http://www.wallenberg.umich.edu/fellowship.html.

Summer in Korea Scholarship

Application Deadline is February 15

The Summer in Korea Scholarship provides two annual awards to support travel to Korea to attend Yonsei International Summer School.  Recipients must take at least one language course in addition to subject courses.  The fellowship covers full tuition, dormitory charges, and application and program fees. In addition, it covers airfare up to $1,700.

Eligibility: Applicants must be a University of Michigan undergraduate studying Korean Studies or a Korea-related field.  Preference will be given to students planning to write their senior thesis on Korea.

For more information and to apply go to http://www.ii.umich.edu/ncks/aboutus/pressroom/summerinkoreascholarshipfri30nov2012_ci.

International Studies Information Session

Tuesday, February 12, Noon
1644 International Institute in School of Social Work Building

If you are considering a major or minor in international studies you should attend an orientation and Q&A session. The program director and academic advisors will discuss:

  • Prerequisites
  • Degree requirements
  • Sub-plans
  • Grants and internships
  • Study abroad
  • The relevance of international studies degree

Your attendance at one of these sessions is strongly encouraged. A half hour presentation will be followed by time for questions and discussion. You can declare major or minor at the orientation session.

Learning from the Community Workshops: Strategies for Effectively Entering & Exiting a Community

Tuesday, February 11, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
 The Ginsberg Center

Come and discuss what it means to enter and exit a community effectively. Through an interactive workshop, we will examine what this means from the perspectives of both volunteers and community members. We will discuss tips to keep in mind in order to enter and exit effectively, as well as things to be wary of.

If you are interested, please sign up here: http://uuis.umich.edu/workshop2/workshopdet.cfm?wid=1092.

Learning from the Community: Welfare Simulation

Sunday, February 16, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Vandenberg Room, Michigan League

Register HERE.

Explore what it means to live in the "State of Poverty" by participating in the Welfare Simulation, a three-hour experiential learning workshop. Participants will experience specific realistic challenges based on their assigned roles as low-income people of various backgrounds and family structures. After the "month on welfare," the facilitators will lead a discussion based on participants' experiences in the simulation. Volunteer "staff" will share their insights, and the facilitators will offer suggestions for how participants can take action to promote justice and be an ally to those living in a real "state of poverty."

This workshop will be facilitated by the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice (ICPJ) and sponsored by the Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning and the Growing Allies Program. For more information about the simulation and ICPJ, visit: icpj.net.

Bellevue Hospital Emergency Department Ten Week Summer Internship

Application deadline February 14, 2014

Project Healthcare is a summer internship [New York] designed to immerse undergraduates/post-baccalaureates in the realities of the healthcare field. Throughout the ten week [early June to mid-August] program participants perform clinical shifts in the Emergency Department (including the pediatric and psychiatric EDs), Operating Room, Recovery Room, Social Work, observe autopsies at the Chief Medical Examiner's office, ride on FDNY ambulances, and work on a research project.

Interested students can learn more about the program at the following link: http://emergency.med.nyu.edu/education/undergraduates/project-healthcare.

Please be advised that the application requires submission of an online form, essay, CV, photo and two letters of recommendation.

For students local to New York City, they are also still accepting applications for the spring and summer sessions of their Research Associate Internship. Interested students can read more about this program at the following link:


Cultural Vistas Fellowship 2014 in Germany, Argentina, and Singapore

Application Deadline, Friday, February 7, 2014

The Cultural Vistas Fellowship affords underrepresented U.S. university students the unique opportunity to advance their career goals, develop global competencies, and experience life in another culture.

Cultural Vistas will select up to 12 fellows to take part in this multinational professional development program that includes eight-week summer internships in Argentina, Germany, and Singapore. This fellowship opportunity is funded by Cultural Vistas.

For more information and to apply go to http://culturalvistas.org/cvfellowship.

St Joseph Mercy Health System Emergency Medicine Research Associates Program

Application Deadline is February 10

Interested University of Michigan students are invited to apply to the St Joseph Mercy Health System Emergency Medicine Research Associates Program (EMRAP) at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, in Ann Arbor.  For a comprehensive description see:  http://www.stjoesannarbor.org/emrap.

For one year, 4 University of Michigan EMRAP participants will join EMRAP participants from Eastern Michigan University in an active and well established team of physicians, nurses, and researchers while they:
  • Receive training in appropriate research procedures (HIPAA, Institutional Review Board)
  • Participate in subject recruitment for ongoing research pertaining to emergency medicine and other related specialties, while experiencing significant patient contact.
  • Have opportunities to observe a comprehensive range of treatment procedures and clinical processes in the Emergency Room and other clinical settings.
Timing of the Program
Preferred start date: May 3, 2014  
Latest acceptable start date: September 6, 2014 (while this is minimally acceptable, it may hurt your application
EMRAP positions continue to the end of the Winter 2015 term, regardless of the start date.  
Application Procedures:
 Your application must be submitted no later than Monday, 5 PM, February 10 via your University of Michigan email account to David M. Brawn (dbrawn@umich.edu).   STRONG preference will be given to the first 50 applicants.  

Want to get published in the UM Undergraduate Research Journal?

Want to get published? Then submit your research abstract or full length research paper to UMURJ - the University of Michigan Undergraduate Research Journal. Our goal is to tap student creativity and effort in all academic disciplines through a peer-edited, faculty-reviewed electronic and print publication. We hope to inspire interest in research in the student body, faculty, and the campus community. For more information, check out umurj.org. Send submissions and direct any inquiries to umurj-submissions@umich.edu.

Creating Change through Sexuality Research and Practice

Tuesday, February 11, 7:00 p.m.
Rackham Amphitheater

Register Here

Sexuality encompasses many aspects of our lives – including our attitudes, behaviors, beliefs, and identities. It’s personal, social, and political. In this keynote address, practitioner Chinyere Neale and researcher Dr. Elizabeth Armstrong will share their perspectives on sexuality work, the promise the sexual health field holds for helping people, and information young adults can use when exploring relationships and sexuality for themselves.

Chinyere Neale is Assistant Director of the Office of Global Health at the U-M School of Public Health and an AASECT-certified sexuality educator. Dr. Elizabeth Armstrong is Associate Professor of Sociology & Organizational Studies with research interests in the areas of sexuality, gender, culture, organizations, social movements, and higher education.

UHS's Sexpertise 2014

February 11 through 13

Why talk about sexuality?
How can I communicate what I want?
How does the media influence how we treat each other?
Find the answers to these and other questions at Sexpertise 2014!

Sexpertise brings 3 days of events on sexuality and relationships to the UM Campus. All events are free and open to the public. Sexpertise events showcase leading researchers, inspiring community members and talented U-M peer educators from Sexperteam to bring you the latest in sexuality and relationship information.

For schedule of events and to register go to www.uhs.umich.edu/sexpertise.