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Special Election – Massachusetts Senate Primary
Tuesday, April 30 | 7am – 8pm
Don’t forget to vote on Tuesday, April 30 for the US Senate primary! All registered voters in Massachusetts are eligible to vote – if you voted in Massachusetts for the Presidential Election last fall, you are still registered and eligible to vote in the primary.
Democrats, Republicans, and Independents – head to the polls to vote! Polls open at 7am. Do your part and vote! Learn more and find your polling location at tuftsvotes.com.
If you have time and wish to volunteer for the election, fill out this form! TuftsVotes will connect you to a campaign - just specify whether you want to help on non-partisan, Democrat or Republican campaigns. Contact email@example.com with questions.
First Generation Student Panel
Tuesday, April 30 | 6-7:30 pm
Crane Room, Paige Hall
What does it mean to be a 1st generation student? Do you self-identify as a 1st. generation student? Would you like to meet other 1st generation students as well as hear perspectives about Tufts from a 1st generation student stance? Come to the 1st generation student panel on April 30th from 6-7:30 pm in the Crane Room.
Provost David Harris, Professor Kim Ruane and three Tufts students who identify as 1st generation students will all be speaking on the panel. These individuals will discuss their experiences as 1st gen. students as well as answer any questions that the audience might have for them. The current 1st generation student council will also be presenting their goals for next year on how Tufts can be more supportive for 1st generation students and would love to hear the Tufts community’s feedback and advice. There will also be free food.
Submit your resume to Career Services’ online resume books
The Tufts Career Center has generated online Resume Books as a means to connect students to employers who are hiring. Graduating seniors may drop their resumes into the full-time Resume Books, and students seeking summer internships may drop their resumes into the intern Resume Books. These online books will be shared with employers who are hiring, who will contact students if they are interested. Submit a resume.
Thought Leaders: Trends, Ideas, and Insights from Alumni Pioneers
May 4 | 3:30 – 4:30 pm
ASEAN Auditorium, Cabot Intercultural Center
Please join us for a panel with Alumni Distinguished Achievement Honorees as they discuss compelling ideas and trends in their fields of work. The event will also include a Q&A session and a network reception with refreshment.
- Marjorie Murray Medd, J64,Community and state leader in education, children’s issues, and economic development; Helped lead the 50th anniversary March of the Living from Auschwitz to Birkenau
- Farah Anwar Pandith, F95,Special Representative to Muslim Communities;Appointed by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2009
- Donald Wertlieb, A74, G75, AP04, AP06, AP0, Professor Emeritus in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development;Pioneered pediatric stress and coping mechanism methodology
For more information and to register, please visit: bit.ly/tuftsleaders
CASE Network – Washington, DC
Applications due May 15
The Washington D.C. CASE Network (Connecting Alumni Student Experiences) connects Tufts alumni with current Tufts students who have substantive summer fellowships in the nation’s capital. The program includes individual mentoring, weekly breakfast panels, networking opportunities, and civic service events. The CASE Network is open to all current Tufts students and graduating seniors. Applicants are expected to have substantive summer internships prior to applying. Learn more at http://activecitizen.tufts.edu/casenetwork/dc/
Connect with alumni mentors this summer
Over the summer, Tisch College, the Office of Alumni Relations, and local alumni groups will co-host networking events where Tufts students can connect with alumni mentors for the summer. “Find your own Mentor” events will take place in Boston, New York, and San Francisco. Visit http://activecitizen.tufts.edu/summer/ to learn more.
Off campus opportunities
2013 Ford College Community Challenge
Deadline: May 6, 2013
The Ford Motor Company Fund invites you to apply for the 2013 Ford College Community Challenge-an innovative national challenge initiative. The Ford College Community Challenge is designed to work with colleges to catalyze student-led, community-building projects that address pressing local needs. This year’s overarching theme is “Building Sustainable Communities.” Winning proposals must address, in some creative way, a tangible, unmet community need and propose a solution that will help build a sustainable community. Ford will choose up to 10 outstanding proposals and these winning schools or student organizations will receive a $25,000 grant to implement their ideas, and the submission deadline is May 6th. For more information, visit MACC.
Wheelock’s Global Challenges and Opportunities Facing Children, Youth and Families International Conference
June 19 – 22
WHEELOCK COLLGE (200 The Riverway, Boston)
Imagine if more people knew the best practices for improving the lives of children and families. Imagine if advocates, health experts, policy makers, and political leaders from around the world could come together to converse, collaborate, and become catalysts for more significant change. Now stop imagining, and make plans to be a part of it. Join us for the Conference that advances the conversation.
The conference will feature keynote speakers who are changing the world: Cherie Blair, Ögmundur Jónasson, Emiliana Vegas, Deogratias Niyizonkiza, Ebrahim Rasool, and Kevin Carroll. Additionally the conference will include 100 internationally-recognized experts on nearly 30 panels on human rights, health, and education; Spotlights on innovation and solutions in action; and opportunities for networking and collaboration.
Visit www.wheelock.edu/conference to learn more, register, and join the conversation at #globalcauses.
Newscoop is seeking a summer intern to work full time for 10-15 weeks. Position is based in Boston but interns may work remotely. Newscoop is creating an integrated worldwide network of young web users, and an innovative platform for their real-time reporting and collaborative journalism. We are connecting that network of young users to our network of experts on international issues most important to their lives.
The intern will: research global issues such as the economy, climate change, human rights, and international relations; conduct market research related to global news and storytelling forums for young people; manage the use of community beta testing of new reporting software; and moderate ongoing comment boards and discussion groups.
Interested candidates should email a cover letter and CV that describes your interest and qualifications to Anne-Marie Codur, Academic Director of Newscoop at firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer or Intern in Ecuador
Independently funded by the profits from the Spanish School of the same name, The Yanapuma foundations offers volunteer opportunities in the following areas: child development, environmental conservation, social entrepreneurship, health, prevention of child labor and poverty alleviation. The foundation focuses specifically on high risk indigenous and other vulnerable populations. Rather than execute projects on our own, the foundation aims to connect qualified and motivated volunteers with existing Ecuadorian-run organizations that need support. Visit their website, www.yanapuma.org, for volunteering and internship opportunities.
Summer Internships with Mystic River Watershed Association
The Mystic River Watershed Association is happy to offer internship opportunities for summer 2013. Internships are available in the following areas: Water Quality Monitoring Internship, Aquatic Invasive Management Internship, Herring Habitat Monitoring Internship. For all positions, the exact dates can be flexible depending on the candidate. These are unpaid positions. The Mystic River Watershed Association is based in Arlington, MA and is accessible via several bus routes. Learn more on their website.
Research in Complex Psychological Systems at the University of Cincinnati
The University of Cincinnati is recruiting talented students from underrepresented backgrounds to participate in an exciting summer opportunity: Work one‐on‐one with faculty mentors conducting research in complex psychological systems across cognitive, developmental, social, community, organizational, clinical, and neuropsychology; $4,500 stipend for the 9‐week program, plus travel stipend; On-campus food & lodging included; Interact with community organizations and local companies; Weekly professional development & social programming.
Review of applications begins on April 8, 2013. For more information, contact Dr. Rachel Kallen at email@example.com or apply online: http://www.artsci.uc.edu/collegedepts/psychology/undergrad/ reu
Fund for the Public Interest
Earn $4000-$6000 for the summer
The Fund for the Public Interest is a national non-profit organization that works to build support for progressive organizations across the country. We run campaigns for the Human Rights Campaign, USPIRG, and Environment America. This summer we will be in over 50 cities, working and lobbying to help win environmental and social justice campaigns. Last summer our staff helped ban off-shore drilling to protect our coasts, repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, and increase food safety standards to make school lunches safer- all while building valuable leadership skills. Currently, we have paid positions open on our campaign staff in each of our locations. We require that interested candidates are hard workers and have excellent communication skills.
As a member of our staff, you will fundraise, build membership for our partner groups, and educate and activate citizens on pressing issues. You will also have the opportunity to organize press conferences and build coalitions with other non-profit organizations. While on staff, you gain knowledge of pressing concerns our country is facing, learn how to effectively generate public support, and obtain a firm understanding of the political process. To apply today, please visit www.JobsThatMatter.org or call 1-800-75-EARTH (753-2784).
Employment opportunities for seniors
Serve as a Massachusetts Promise Fellow
Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of young people after graduation? The Massachusetts Promise Fellowship is an excellent opportunity for graduating seniors! Fellows are emerging leaders that spend a year of their lives delivering out-of-school time opportunities for young people in grades 4-12 focused on mentoring, college and career exploration, and academic enrichment. During a year of AmeriCorps, Fellows serve full-time with non-profit organizations, schools, and state and local agencies across the Commonwealth. For more information or to apply visit http://www.masspromisefellows.org/
Full-Time Position at Civic Education Project (CEP)
Inspire young people to change the world through leadership, civic engagement, and social justice! Work behind the scenes at an innovative non-profit organization. The Civic Education Project (CEP), at Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development, combines hands-on education and community service to promote civic responsibility among young people. Through innovative school-year programs and summer courses, CEP offers promising young people opportunities to learn and serve in communities across the country, developing the knowledge, experience and leadership skills they need to make a positive impact on the world. The Assistant Program Director is responsible for managing CEP’s school-year and summer service-learning programs, with significant responsibility for day-to-day operations. Work with passionate, dedicated colleagues in a small non-profit environment based at a world-class university! To learn more about CEP, visit http://cep.northwestern.edu. For more information about the Assistant Program Director position, including a complete job description, qualifications, salary range, and how to apply, visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/fsX8fczpchSP/
Application consideration begins April 15, 2013.
United Teen Equality Center in Lowell seeking AmeriCorps Members
The United Teen Equality Center (UTEC) is currently seeking enthusiastic, dedicated candidates for Year Six of the Youth Empowerment Corps! UTEC is a youth center in downtown Lowell that is committed to providing a safe haven to Lowell’s young people, and we have many opportunities offered from job training to dance classes to culinary programs. Our AmeriCorps Members directly serve the youth of Lowell. Members spend their service year in the workforce, education, organizing, and transitional coaching (case manager) departments. This is a phenomenal personal and professional development opportunity that provides Members with useful work experience, a living stipend, and an Education Award given upon the completion of service that can be used towards accrued loans or future education expenses.
For consideration, please forward cover letter and resume to Melany Levesque, AmeriCorps Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit our website, www.utec-lowell.org and www.americorps.gov.
Positions at Environment America
Environment America is hiring fellows into our offices nationwide to make a difference in environmental issues. We are looking to hire recent college graduates who have the passion, the commitment and the talent it takes to fight for our environmental values across the country. As an Environment America fellow, recent grads get a two-year crash course in the nuts and bolts of environmental activism – working alongside senior staff to plan and run grassroots campaigns, lobby lawmakers, set up and speak at news conferences, organize town hall meetings, identify new members, raise money, recruit and manage staff and much more. And after two years, fellows are ready to take on an even bigger leadership role. You can find out more about us by visiting https://jobs.environmentamerica.org.
Become a MACC AmeriCorps*VISTA
Massachusetts. Massachusetts Campus Compact (MACC) has a corps of 25 VISTAs from across the country who are placed on college campuses all across the state of Massachusetts. Through unique campus and community-based placements, AmeriCorps*VISTA members are focused on impactful campus-community partnerships that strengthen the capacity of local organizations to fight poverty in low-income communities by leveraging the resources of higher education institutions. Placements run from July 2013 and through July 2014. For more information, contact Tory Atkins at 617-627-0395 or email@example.com.
City Year Corps Member
Application Deadline: April 30
City Year, a proud member of AmeriCorps, is an education-focused nonprofit organization that unites young people of all backgrounds. City Year is hiring Corps Members to commit to ten months of full time community service, making a difference by working with underserved children in the lowest performing schools in Boston as tutors and mentors and leading them in high-impact community service. By providing individualized support to students who need it most, City Year corps members make a difference in the lives of children and help transform schools and neighborhoods. There are dozens of unique scholarship opportunities available to City Year alumni, who go on to pursue successful careers as leaders in the private, public and nonprofit sectors.
Benefits include: $5,550 educational award for student loans or graduate study; Access to graduate scholarships specifically for City Year alumni at over 70 schools (http://www.cityyear.org/ giveayear.aspx); Bi-weekly living stipend; Federal loan forbearance
Apply online at http://www.cityyear.org/joincorps.aspx. For more information contact Liz Barney, Recruitment Coordinator at City Year Boston: firstname.lastname@example.org or (617) 927-2489.
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