Fellowship with The Detroit Community-Engaged Research Program (DCERP)

DCERP is a social justice focused fellowship program run by the University of Michigan Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program.  In summer 2021, DCERP students will work full-time on research projects directed by Detroit nonprofits that focus on community priorities such as environmental health, food security, youth development, human rights, health equity and more!

DCERP fellows:

  • Work full-time for nine weeks (315 hours) on a community-driven research project for a non-profit organization in Detroit 
  • Form a learning community of aspiring change agents that will get to collaborate with each other
  • Participate in weekly seminars about current topics affecting Detroit and the region
  • Blog about their experiences living and working in Detroit
  • Gain critical background knowledge on the history and impact of social justice in Detroit
  • Receive a $2,500 to 3,500 stipend award (amount based on financial need)
  • Live in dormitory housing in midtown Detroit* (*pending U-M guidelines next summer)

Program dates: May 29, 2021- July 31, 2021

Applications are now being accepted! Visit https://tinyurl.com/DCERP21 for guidelines and to access the online application.

Application deadline: Dec. 4, 2020 (priority deadline), Jan 18, 2021 (regular deadline)  

Contacturop.engaged@umich.edu

Texas Tribune Student Fellowships

The Texas Tribune — a nonprofit, nonpartisan digital news organization that reports on and for Texas and Texans — offers paid fellowships to college students. Fellows play key roles in the most important work of The Texas Tribune, covering everything from the biennial legislative sessions to elections to the impact of the coronavirus on the state.

The following positions are available for 2021: data visuals, engagement, engineering, events, marketing and communications, multimedia, photography, reporting (Austin) and reporting (Washington, D.C.)

The positions are part time in the spring and fall, and full time in the summer. They are typically based in our Austin newsroom, except for the Washington, D.C., reporting fellowship. All our teams are currently working remotely; we do not yet know whether fellowships in 2021 will be remote.

Recent graduates are eligible for the summer program, but spring and fall fellows must be enrolled undergraduate or graduate students while they work at the Tribune.

The deadline for the spring 2021 program is Oct. 2. The deadline for the summer 2021 program is Oct. 30. You may apply for more than one position.

For general questions about the fellowship program, please contact Managing Editor Corrie MacLaggan, cmaclaggan@texastribune.org. We do not accept applications by email. See below for information about each fellowship.

Here are some examples of the amazing work being done by our fellows this year on topics like coronavirus and elections.

Here is more info on the program, plus details on how to apply.

Honors Seminar Series Presents: Sara Fitzgerald

50 Years after the U-M Sex Bias Complaint: An Honors Alumna Looks Back at the “Conquering Heroines”

In 1970, as Michigan prepared to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the admission of women, women faculty at U.S. colleges were exempted from the protections of the major civil rights laws and the U-M admissions office was enforcing a 55:45 quota on male-female admissions to ensure that there would not be an “overbalance” of women in the freshman class. But a small group of Ann Arbor women developed a strategy to unleash the power of the federal government to demand change at U-M by threatening to withhold millions of dollars in federal contracts. The settlement provided the model for resolving similar complaints at dozens of other universities in the years immediately before the passage of Title IX. Sara Fitzgerald, then an Honors history major, covered the controversy for The Michigan Daily, and a half-century later, reflects on how that time on campus shaped her own career aspirations and writing interests.

Author of “Conquering Heroines”, and Honors alumna,  Sara Fitzgerald is a former editor and new-media developer for the Washington Post and was the first woman to serve as editor-in-chief of the Michigan Daily. She is the author of Elly Peterson: “Mother” of the Moderates (University of Michigan Press, 2012) and The Poet’s Girl (Thought Catalog Books, 2020). www.sarafitzgerald.com

Register on Sessions to attend this virtual seminar

Monday, October 12 at 2:00p

Internship with Climate Change

COMMUNICATIONS INTERN: 

Climate Change Communication Paid Internship in the Washington D.C. metro area, Summer 2021

Do you love the outdoors? Are you passionate about climate change activism? Do you want to work for the NPS and creatively explore those interests? If so, then this internship is the perfect fit for you!  

This position pays a minimum of $350 per week on biweekly pay schedule. 

Deadline: Friday, January 15th, 2021

Description 

This internship is a partnership between the National Park Service and George Mason University’s Center for Climate Change Communication. The National Park Service (NPS) works to protect and preserve America’s cultural and natural resources, presenting the opportunity to observe changes caused by global warming. The National Capital Region (NCR) of the NPS spans across areas of Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C. and is home to national monuments, battlefields, and diverse natural landscapes. George Mason University’s Center for Climate Change Communication (4C) researches climate change public engagement strategies. The partnership between NPS and 4C creates a unique platform to educate and engage park visitors with climate change impacts and solutions.  

Up to ten interns (including three multimedia interns) will have the opportunity to work with 4C, the NPS, park staff, and the NPS’s Urban Ecology Research Learning Alliance to develop climate change communication materials for National Capital Region Parks (greater Washington, D.C. area). In the past, the products developed during the internship have ranged from interpretive resources for park rangers to videos to digital and print brochures and maps.  

Summaries of previous year’s projects can be found at http://climatechangecommunication.org/internship_program/ 

Qualifications 

The 10-week internships are open to master’s students, exceptional rising junior and senior undergraduate students, or recent graduates. Ideal applicants will have a strong interest in National Parks and a positive attitude and interest in learning, thinking creatively, and working as a member of an interdisciplinary communication team. Previous interns have come from degrees in Biology, Climate Science, Communications, Environmental Studies, Journalism, Natural Resource Management, Psychology, Public Health, Sustainability, and Zoology. Applicants must be attending (or have just graduated from) a U.S. accredited college or university and must be legally allowed to work in the U.S. Interns may be required to pass a Federal government background check. 

Please indicate in your resume and cover letter your knowledge, skills, abilities, and interest in the following: 

● Translating scientific information for non-experts 

● Writing stories, narratives, and other interpretive materials to share information about natural and cultural resources 

● Public engagement, or campaign development  

● Interest in learning more about local climate impacts, NPS and environmental communication 

● Interdisciplinary collaboration, working with clients and meeting client needs, and articulate, professional demeanor 

● Experience with representing organizations on social media, such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter 

Expectations include: 

● Strong experience or interest in science, natural resources, or cultural communication 

● Ability to develop communication materials in a 10-week period and demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously 

● Strong creativity skills and ability to generate new ideas 

● Proven ability to develop effective communication products with minimal editing; strong attention to detail 

● Excellent written and oral communication skills 

● Familiarity with cloud-based computing, collaborative document editing, and diligence in updating task lists on productivity software 

● Ability to self-direct work 

Dates, Duration, and Location 

Internships are full time (40 hours per week) for ten weeks, running from Tuesday, June 1st through Friday, August 6th. All work will take place in the Washington, DC metro area OR will be done remotely depending on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic. Housing is not provided. Having a personal vehicle is ideal for traveling to National Parks, but not required, as interns are strongly encouraged to carpool to park sites. 

How to Apply 

Applicants should submit the following materials (combined as ONE PDF file with applicant’s name as the file name) to nps4c@gmu.edu with “NPS4C – [Applicant Name]” as the subject line: 

(1) Resume or CV 

(2) Undergraduate and/or graduate transcript (unofficial is acceptable) 

(3) A one page cover letter discussing your specific interest in the internship and highlighting your qualifications. 

(4) A one page writing sample on any topic (can be an excerpt from previous work including class papers or projects)

(5) At least two references with: 

a) name, 

b) contact information (email & phone number), and 

c) nature of the relationship (e.g., professor, employer)  

*Letters of recommendation are not required

Please Note: Only COMPLETE applications will be reviewed. 

Inquiries regarding this internship may be directed to nps4c@gmu.edu 

Deadline for completed applications: Friday, January 15th, 2021

Diversity 

The NPS and 4C seek a diverse cohort of interns. Applicants with diverse backgrounds from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. 

Global Scholars Program

Do you want to be a part of an international community without leaving campus? Are you interested in improving your intercultural skills with students from different backgrounds and perspectives?

We are happy to inform you that the Global Scholars Program is now accepting applications for winter 2021 and academic year 2021-2022.

Please send an email to globalscholars@umich.edu to indicate interest in attending the following information session and a Zoom Link will be sent to you.

INFO SESSIONS:

Monday, October 12, 2020,
6:30 – 7:30 pm
Location: Zoom

Wednesday, November 4, 2020,
6:30-7:30 pm
Location: Zoom

APPLICATION DEADLINES:

October 23, 2020
Early Decision
(F’21-W’22)
November 30, 2020
Winter 2021
Applicants
December 6, 2020
Final Decision
(F’21-W’22)

Please review the requirements for the program before applying.

Please contact the GSP Office at globalscholars@umich.edu if you have any additional questions.

The GSP Team
lsa.umich.edu/globalscholars


U-M Global Scholars Program

3145 North Quadrangle | 105 South State Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Careers with DART!

Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice

DART will hold an online info session on Wednesday, October 28 at 6 pm to discuss careers in community organizing. All U-M students and alumni welcome, particularly those graduating this year.

Sign up at www.thedartcenter.org/info

DART trains professional organizers and community organizations to work for social, economic and racial justice, including:

* Holding police departments accountable
* Shutting down the school-to-prison pipeline
* Reining in predatory lenders
* Expanding access to primary health and dental care
* Prioritizing funding for affordable housing and job training
* Fighting for immigrants’ rights

Positions start January 11, 2021 and August 9, 2021 in:

Florida: St. Petersburg, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Lakeland, Tampa, Sarasota, Fort Myers, West Palm Beach
Kansas: Topeka, Wyandotte County and Johnson County
Kentucky: Louisville
Ohio: Columbus

Starting salary $40,000/year + benefits.

DART organizations are diverse coalitions including many low- and moderate-income, minority and immigrant communities. We strongly encourage people from these backgrounds, as well as fluent Spanish speakers and DACA recipients, to apply.

To apply or learn more about DART, visit www.thedartcenter.org and find us on instagram and facebook @theDARTcenter. Still have questions? Contact moe@thedartcenter.org or 602.510.4658.