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Apply now to be a 2014-2015 ACE Fellow!
Applications due TODAY Monday, December 2
ACE Fellows act as academic and community role models, assist first-year students in learning about campus resources to ease their transition to Tufts, serve as a resource for civic engagement and active citizenship, and work with the other residential staff to create a welcoming community for students’ personal development. Fellows work an average of 10 hours per week throughout the academic year and live free of charge in an assigned single room in a first-year or mixed-year residence hall.
Find additional information about ACE, see bios for the current Fellows, and download the application at http://uss.tufts.edu/studentConnection/FirstYear/about/ace.asp.
Michelle Alexander, author of “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness”
Thursday, December 5 | 7pm
The Center for the Study of Race and Democracy (CSRD) is honored to bring Michelle Alexander, author of the bestselling “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,” to Tufts on Thursday, December 5th at 7pm in Cohen Auditorium. Dr. Alexander will give a talk on her book, answer questions, and offer a book-signing following the lecture.
Tickets for the event are free and available to the public at the Aidekman Box Office on Tufts campus. To obtain tickets, you may either go to the Box Office or call them at 617-627-3493.
Education Brunch with Generation Citizen
Saturday, December 7 | Noon
Generation Citizen, a civics education program, is hosting an Education Brunch featuring a panel of fellow Tufts groups that do youth work, and it’s a great chance for students interested in teaching and mentoring to learn about ways of getting involved. Panelists will represent Peer Health Exchange, Asian American Alliance, Let’s Get Ready, STOMP, and Breakthrough Collaborative. We hope you’ll join us to eat, learn, and collaborate on Dec. 7 in Lane Hall (the building next to Hill)! There will be lots of food! For more information, contact email@example.com.
Global Climate Change: The End of Business-As-Usual?
Dec. 13th 11-12 pm
105 College Ave.
Eliot-Pearson Dpt. Of Child Development Library
Guest speaker Dr. Johannes Meier, CEO of the European Climate Foundation, will be visiting the the Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development (IARYD). He will address climate change and speak on the latest work of the European Climate Foundation.
Become a Tisch Active Citizenship Summer Fellow in D.C.! Apply Now
Career-launching fellowships open exclusively to Tufts students are available with nonprofits, government or public interest organizations in Washington D.C. Participants also receive alumni mentors and support from Tisch College. Applications are available online now!
For more information, visit activecitizen.tufts.edu/acs/ or contact Danica.Fisher@tufts.edu.
$10 in the Social Identity and Stigma Lab!
Interested in earning $10 for completing a short psychology study? Tufts Social Identity and Stigma (SIS) Lab is looking for participants to complete paid psychology studies in the field of social cognition. Sessions last 30 minutes, involve computer tasks, and pay $10 per 1/2 hour.
The Principal Investigator of the SIS Lab is Dr. Jessica Remedios, Assistant Professor of Social Psychology. This research has been approved by the Tufts University Institutional Review Board (IRB Approval Code: #1211020). For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. In the email, please provide your age, gender and ethnicity.
Seniors: Join a Society for Active Citizens!
Become a member of Honos Civicus Society and be recognized for your civic and academic achievements at Tufts. Honos Civicus provides an opportunity to celebrate and reflect upon a Tufts active citizenship education and the many paths students travel to develop their civic selves. Submit an application today!
To access the online application and learn more about eligibility requirements visit http://activecitizen.tufts.edu/HonosCivicus.
Apply to be a GC Coach in Spring 2014!
Generation Citizen is dedicated to empowering and encouraging young people to be active in the political life of their society. Applying to be a Democracy Coach will allow you to guide a class of local middle or high school students through the democratic process, and earn course credit! Priority applications to be a Democracy Coach this spring are due December 12th.
Please visit www.generationcitizen.org for more information and to apply!
Campus Consciousness Challenge: The Next Green Idea Contest!
Calling all undergraduates! Are you inspired? What’s your green idea? Submit your idea and Campus Consciousness could help make it a reality!
Earn funds for your sustainable innovation. The winning proposal will earn $10,000 towards the execution of that project, plus consultations from industry leaders. The application is now available online. The Round 1 deadline is Dec. 31, 2013.
Get involved in Tufts’ host communities!
Learn more about how you can get involved in the many aspects of Tufts’ host communities! You know what they say: community engagement makes the world go round! Campus2Community is a project site on Tufts’ trunk created to help create and sustain connections between and among the Tufts campus and community members. To join go to “membership” and search for Compus2Community in “joinable” sites.
Need support for a project or event? Learn about the Tisch College Fund!
Tisch College welcomes requests for funding of events, projects, and programs with a clear connection to active citizenship. Student groups and organizations, or individual students who plan to engage other students in their work may apply online.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all funds have been dispersed. We are seeking proposals that include innovation and creativity, adequate training/orientation for participants, and address a community-identified need.
Learn more at http://activecitizen.tufts.edu/tischfund/. If you have questions about the application process or a pending proposal, contact Danica Fisher at email@example.com. Medical students should contact Jennifer Greer-Morrissey, CSL Coordinator, at Jennifer.Greer_Morrissey@tufts.edu.
Apply for the Tisch Library Undergraduate Research Award
Applications are now being accepted for the Tisch Library Undergraduate Research Award, recognizing outstanding use of the library’s collections and experts in the production of an exemplary research paper or project. One $500 first prize and one $250 second prize will be awarded in three categories:
- Projects/papers completed for the first year writing program
- Projects/papers completed for 001-99 level courses
- Projects/papers completed for 100-200 level courses
All currently registered undergrads are eligible, and the final deadline is February 28, 2014. Learn more at http://www.library.tufts.edu/tisch/award/
Off campus opportunities
Corporate Accountability International is hiring 2014 Interns!
Corporate Accountability Intl. has several internships available for students interested in working in a campaign-oriented organization to protect the environment, public health and human rights from corporate abuse.
The internship positions available are: Campaign Organizing, Communications and Media, Graphic Design, Membership Outreach, Non-Profit Administration, Non-Profit Finance and Accounting, and Think Outside the Bottle Student Organizers/Leaders. Learn more about the internship positions here.
Somerville YMCA Afterschool Program Seeking Volunteers
The Somerville YMCA is seeking experienced, enthusiastic, and caring After School Program volunteers. Volunteers will assist with the care of children in grades K- 8 and help run daily activities. Volunteers must be professional and committed to represent the Somerville YMCA in a manner that aligns with the mission and goals of our organization.
Horizons for Homeless Children needs Winter volunteers! Play with kids!
The Horizons for Homeless Children is seeking volunteers to play with children living in family, teen parent, and domestic violence shelters in Greater Boston. Both daytime and evening shifts are available for flexible scheduling. A commitment of 2 hours a week, the same day and time each week, for 6 months is required.
Volunteers are encouraged to apply for our upcoming training on Tuesday, December 10th and Wednesday, December 11th from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm. Training is at the Edgerley Family Community Children’s Center (HHC headquarters), at 1705 Columbus Avenue, Roxbury, MA.
Other training dates and locations are available – please check the HHC website for more information. Fill out an application here to become a volunteer. For further questions, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the HHC at the following number: (617) 553-5488.
Apply to the 2014 Global Engagement Summit!
April 16 – 20, 2014
GES is a weeklong capacity building summit for students committed to social change in their communities and around the world. GES hopes to foster a greater sense of community among the world’s young people through partnerships in change, with a view toward a better tomorrow. Accepted delegates come together to understand the challenges of being a social change leader and the opportunities for their engagement; to hone the skills and mindsets that will enable them to better plan, execute, and participate in change-based projects.
All students who are interested in social justice, community development, social entrepreneurship, and global issues are encouraged to apply. To find out more, watch this short video from last year’s summit.
Apply to Global Engagement Summit 2014 here. Sponsored by the American Delegates committee for the Global Engagement Summit (GES) at Northwestern University.
Apply for Prague Summer School 2014!
The Prague Summer Schools are seven-day academic programs designed to bring together undergraduate and graduate students of various nationalities and academic backgrounds to enjoy their summer holidays in the unique academic and cultural environment. Students are encouraged to submit their applications by Early Bird Application Deadline of January 31, 2014. The Final Deadline is February 15, 2014.
Prague Summer Schools (PSS) are organized by the Center for Public Policy, a Prague based NGO and Educational Institution accredited by the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.
Apply for the 2014 International Summer Academy on Peace and Dialogue in Switzerland
The Institute for Peace & Dialogue is pleased to announce their next International Summer Academy on Peace and Conflict for the summer 2014. This will be held in Switzerland during August 2014.
The application can be found online here. All interested can visit the IPD webpage or send an email to email@example.com for further details.
Apply to be a 2014-2015 White House Fellow
Established by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964, the White House Fellows Program is part of the effort to meet today’s challenges by cultivating the Nation’s next generation of leaders and public servants. The Fellowship is America’s most prestigious nonpartisan program for leadership and federal public service. The Fellowship offers exceptional emerging leaders the opportunity to spend one year working at the highest levels of the government learning from national leaders.
Fellows are placed in the offices of Cabinet Secretaries, senior White House staff, and other high-level Executive Branch officials. In addition, they regularly meet in roundtable discussions with renowned leaders from the private and public sectors.
The White House Fellows Program is now accepting applications online until Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 5:59pm (EST). Inclusive dates of the Fellowship year for the 2014-2015 Class are August 26, 2014 to August 26, 2015. Please visit our website to learn more about the program.
Seniors! Looking to make a difference right after graduating? Apply for a Fellowship with U.S. PIRG
U.S.PIRG is a network of state-based consumer advocacy groups working on behalf of the public interest. In 30 states around the country, we work on federal and state issues ranging from public health policy. Through targeted research, coalition building, outreach to citizen activists and the media, and direct lobbying of decision-makers, we work to ameliorate some of the nation’s most pressing problems.
Right now, we are looking to hire 25 graduating seniors nation-wide for our full-time Fellowship program. Fellows with U.S. PIRG will do research, advocacy and grassroots organizing on critical public interest issues. After two years on the front lines tackling important problems and pushing for smart solutions, Fellows will have the skills and experience it takes to become a leader with us, or other organizations working to make change happen.
Apply for the Humanity in Action 2014 Fellowship Program in Europe!
Humanity in Action invites applications from talented college students and recent graduates who are intellectually gifted, independent and passionate about social justice and human rights. Humanity in Action Fellowships has brought together international groups of students and young professionals to study minority rights and to produce research exploring how and why individuals and societies resist intolerance and stand up for democratic values.
Current sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduates from the undergraduate classes of 2012 and 2013 are eligible to apply on the HIA website. Applications are due January 9, 2014. Visit the HIA website for more details.
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