Looking for Summer opportunities?

Looking for Summer opportunities?

We have a lot of summer internship and research opportunities posted this week.  For a list of all the summer opportunities go to Summer Opportunities.

Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives Student Employment: Academic Success Partner

Application Deadline is March 10

Hourly Wage: $10 per hour
Length of Appointment: Fall Term 2013 through Winter Term 2014 (September 1, 2013- May 1, 2014)
Work Schedule: flexible, 5-10 hours per week, includes some evenings and weekends
   ** Mandatory hours include Fridays, 3:00-5:00 pm**

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Mentor first and second-year undergraduate students intensively throughout the academic year.
  • Assist in implementing various LAB workshops, events and other program components.
  • Serve as a tutor and/or study group leader in areas with proven academic strength.
  • Regularly attend staff meetings, workshops and other LAB activities.
  • Provide regular written reports and other documentation.
For more information and to apply go to http://www.oami.umich.edu/about/employment.html.

Learn About You! from the Career Center

Monday, March 10, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Career Center Program Room, Student Activities Building

Through a guided activity led by a knowledgeable career advisor, participants will discover new things about their interests and experiences.

This workshop is a great opportunity to start exploring your career interests. Sign up through Career Center Connector today!

Career Center Immersions to Quicken Loans and Detroit Start Ups

Immersions on March 14
Applications due March 4

QUICKEN LOANS and their family of companies is STILL looking for interns to hire for summer!

Come check out their offices, meet with UM alumni, see what a day in the life of an intern is like, and hear tips from recruiters on how to make your application stand out on this half day Immersion to Detroit! (see what other students had to say about visiting Quicken Loans and the value of an Immersion by watching this video)

DETROIT START UP IMMERSION is for students that are interested in learning more about what it would be like to work in and be a part of a start up company!

You will tour the space of a spectrum of start up companies, from a 1 man seedling start up to nationally recognized companies, at Grand Circus and the Madison building. You will get to talk with start up employees and also Venture for America fellows on their fellowship program for recent grads interested in entrepreneurship.

Go to your Career Center Connector to apply.

Growing Allies Retreat

March 22 and 23
Applications are due March 7

We are proud to announce the return of the Growing Allies Retreat for Winter 2014!  Given that this academic year has been full of campus activism the retreat will explore allyhood through the lense of student activism.

Attendance is FREE and the retreat will be on March 22nd-23rd.  It will be held on campus though the exact location is TBD.  It is not an overnight retreat.

Participant applications are available here and are due March 7.

Growing Allies strives to build a community of social justice allies to create a safe and inclusive environment at the University of Michigan and beyond. We envision a community where allies work together and support each other.  The retreat is one of the key places where this process begins!

Retreat attendees will participate through experiential exercises, team building, and dialogue around the topics of affirming identity, building community and being a change agent. Growing Allies views allyhood as a process and recognizes great value in networking people who are engaged in that process.  This retreat focuses on both engaging those who are already involved in social justice and ally development, as well as those who are new to thinking about their role in social justice.  All are welcome.

Literacy Volunteer Opportunities

The Ginsberg Center’s mission is to engage students, faculty and community members in learning together through community service and civic engagement in a diverse, democratic society.  By developing a common agenda around reading, Ginsberg seeks to improve literacy outcomes for youth. We are currently recruiting volunteers for the second half of Winter Semester.

Tutoring P.L.U.S.  - Mondays, 4:30-6:00 p.m. - 3/10-4/21
As a volunteer with Tutoring P.L.U.S. (Promoting Literacy Using Stories), you will provide afterschool tutoring and literacy support to K-2 elementary school students at Parkridge Community Center in Ypsilanti.  During a typical session, you will assist with homework and then lead a small bookclub to engage students in reading.  Volunteers will utilize a Ginsberg vehicle to travel to Ypsilanti. Volunteers are required to complete a background check and participate in a training that will be held at the Ginsberg Center on Monday, February 24th from 4-6pm.

Family Literacy Night - March 20th - 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Volunteers are needed to run a family literacy night at Hamilton Crossing in Ypsilanti on Thursday, March 20th.  Volunteers will assist by reading stories and coordinating fun activities related to the books.  To prepare for the evening, volunteers will be required to attend a training on Thursday, March 13th from 5-7pm at the Ginsberg Center.  Volunteers will have access to a Ginsberg vehicle to get to Ypsilanti.

For more information about these opportunities please contact Sara, literacy coordinator, at ssaylor@umich.edu.

Ernst Pulgram Italian Study Abroad Scholarship

Application Deadline is March 4

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures offers the Ernst Pulgram Scholarship to students studying Italian to assist with the costs of studying abroad.  This $1,000 scholarship is awarded based on academic achievements, strength of application, and financial need. To apply, students need only complete the Ernst Pulgram Italian Scholarship application.
The Ernst Pulgram application with details can be found on the Romance Languages & Literatures website: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/rll/undergraduate/studyabroad/studyabroadscholarships.

Biology Majors Information Session

Monday, March 10, 6:00 p.m.
1230 USB

Are you still deciding on your major?  Do you know the differences between the Program in Biology majors? Come talk to students majoring in Biology, Neuroscience, General Biology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, CMB, CMB:BME, Microbiology, and Plant Biology.

Partnership for Public Service Fellowships

Application due March 7, 2014

The Public Service Fellows Program at the Partnership for Public Service is an opportunity for undergraduate students, graduate students and recent graduates to participate directly in transforming the way government works while developing valuable professional skills.

At the Partnership, fellows are integral to the day-to-day operations, programs and activities of our organization. We value the contributions of fellows and work to provide relevant and useful experiences in return. Fellows are assigned substantive and meaningful work to support our wide variety of programs, events and projects to help revitalize the federal government by focusing on the people working in it. Fellows’ duties vary across the Partnership’s internal teams, but often include event planning and execution, conducting research, writing and preparing correspondence, and conducting outreach to external partners, such as government agencies and colleges and universities.

True to the Partnership’s emphasis on people, the fellows program incorporates opportunities for professional and personal growth through workshops and trainings specifically geared toward students and young professionals. We also strive to ensure a quality experience in terms of work and personal relationships throughout the fellowship term. Fellows also receive the following stipends:

·       Full-time fellows with an undergraduate or graduate degree receive $1000 per month.

·       Full-time fellows who are currently undergraduate students receive $800 per month.

·       Stipends for part-time fellows will be pro-rated accordingly.

For more information and to apply go to http://ourpublicservice.org/OPS/about/public_service_fellows_program.shtml.