Weekly Opportunities – January 26th, 2014

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Tisch College and On-Campus Opportunities

Tisch College funding available for student activities which address issues of race and discrimination

Apply online today!


Recent events in Ferguson, Staten Island, and around the country have inspired a renewed wave of student activism aimed at addressing issues of race and discrimination. Recognizing the need for seed funding and advising to support this important work, Tisch College will make a number of mini-grants, through the Tisch Fund for Civic Engagement, to students and student groups working to have an impact on these issues.


The application and criteria for funding are the same as for the general Tisch Fund for Civic

Engagement and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications are live at our website: http://activecitizen.tufts.edu/tischfund/.


Tisch Summer Fellows: Extended Deadline!

Apply Today! Application due Feb. 9th


DSNI is a nonprofit community-based planning and organizing entity in Boston’s Roxbury/North Dorchester neighborhoods.  Formed in 1984, DSNI grew from the efforts of Dudley Street area residents to protect their community from arson, disinvestment, neglect, redlining and speculation.  Since gaining eminent domain authority from the city of Boston in 1988, DSNI and their partners have developed affordable housing, a greenhouse, schools, and other community-driven plans and projects.  Goals for sustainable economic development and community empowerment characterize DSNI’s campaigns, partnerships and long-term goals.  In their efforts to increase access to healthy and affordable food, DSNI has built a greenhouse on their land trust, which is managed by The Food Project (TFP).


Apply for this placement via the Tisch College website at activecitizen.tufts.edu. Email Maggie.mcmorrow@tufts.edu with any questions!


Panel Discussion: The 114th Congress: Domestic and Foreign Policy Priorities

Featuring Dean Alan Solomont

Friday, January 30, 2015 | 9:30 a.m.

Deadline to register TODAY, Jan. 26th at link below

Free and open to public 

Campus Center, 3rd Floor, Ballroom A


On Friday, January 30, Tisch College Dean Alan Solomont will be a featured panelist at The 114th Congress: Domestic and Foreign Policy Priorities, an interactive discussion on the incoming Congress held at UMass Boston.  Dean Solomont will be among the policymakers and diplomats who will provide perspectives based on their diverse experience in public service. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions during the second half of the panel and be able to meet the participants and guests informally before and after the speaking program.


The event is hosted by the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, in partnership with the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the Study of the United States Senate, the United States Association of Former Members of Congress, and the Council of American Ambassadors.

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. The registration deadline is today. Register here:  https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ea9an8cuffa01c1b&oseq=&c=&ch=


Apply to be a Writing Fellow

Info Session TODAY!

Jan. 26th, 7:30pm | Campus Center 220


Do you like writing? Do your friends ask you for help on their papers? Would you like to help other people with their papers? You might want to apply to become a Writing Fellow! Current first-year students, sophomores, and juniors are invited to apply for the 2015-2016 academic year. ALL majors, backgrounds, and interests are welcome!

To find out more, come to one of the info sessions:

Mon, Jan 26 at 7:30pm (campus center 220)

Tues, Jan 27 at 7:30pm (campus center 203)


Writing Fellows are undergraduate peer writing tutors who hold one-on-one consultations with students in specific writing-intensive courses across the curriculum. Writing Fellows are trained in writing tutoring practices and paid a stipend of $600 per semester. Deadline to apply for the program is Monday, February 9.


And visit the following website: http://uss.tufts.edu/arc/writingtutoring/applicationinformation.asp.


Hitachi Speaker Series:

How the Internet has changed the world: Civic Engagement, Innovation, Learning and Technology Today (and How We Got Here)

Friday, Jan. 30 | 5:30-6:30pm

ASEAN auditorium


The Tisch College and Tech@Fletcher present Joi Ito, Director of MIT Media Lab. Joi Ito has been recognized for his work as an activist, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and advocate of emergent democracy, privacy, and Internet freedom. As director of the MIT Media Lab, he is currently exploring how radical new approaches to science and technology can transform society in substantial and positive ways. Ito studied computer science at Tufts University briefly, and has since served as both board chair and CEO of Creative Commons, and sits on the boards of Sony Corporation, Knight Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The New York Times Company, and The Mozilla Foundation.


Co-Sponsored by the Student Club of the Hitachi Center for Technology and International Affairs and Tisch College of Active Citizenship and Public Service.


Apply to the Tufts Green House

Deadline to Apply: Sunday, February 1, Notifications by 2/16

The Green House is located on the second floor of the Latin Way D Tower, so it has a communal, suite-style living space with a full kitchen and cozy common room. Ten people live in the suite, and there are both doubles and singles available. Anyone and everyone is invited to apply, especially if you have no prior involvement in environmental movements but are eager to learn! Apply Here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1a9_Zdihx-uZ9Zk-jub7O1sYljoQTpcycg0N4_0DJuC8/viewform?c=0&w=1

Tisch Talks in the Humanities:
Source @Sourcing

Monday, February 2 | 12pm

Tisch College, Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Hall 


Brown bag lunch featuring:

Marie-Claire Beaulieu, Assistant Professor, Department of Classics

Jennifer Eyl, Assistant Professor, Department of Religion

Moderated by Diane O’Donoghue, Senior Fellow for the Humanities, Tisch College


Professors Beaulieu and Eyl will discuss the impact of contemporary practices of knowledge production, such as found in the digital humanities and open- source scholarship, on the audiences and reception of classical and biblical texts. The Initiatives in the Public Humanities at Tisch College sponsors this series of monthly brown bag lunches during the spring semester of 2015.  The Tisch Talks in the Humanities seek to identify areas of mutual interest and concern through conversations informed by contemporary civic and cultural practices.


Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series: Former Congressmen Martin Frost (D-Tex.) & Tom Davis (R-Va.)

The PARTISAN DIVIDE: Congress in Crisis

Tuesday, February 10 | 3-5pm

Alumnae Lounge

Link to register below


Tisch College will kick off the spring semester with an engaging discussion and book signing featuring former Congressmen Martin Frost (D-Tex.) & Tom Davis (R-Va.). Authors of The PARTISAN DIVIDE: Congress in Crisis, Frost and Martin served a collective 40 years in Congress. Field generals for their respective parties, they each served two terms as chair of the Democratic and Republican House campaign committees, giving them unique insight into the challenges of gridlock in Congress.


Cosponsored by the Department of Political Science. Throughout the academic year, the Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series will bring diverse leaders from a range of fields and perspectives to campus to discuss public issues.


Registration requested at activecitizen.tufts.edu/speakers/


Call for Submissions to Voices 2015 Magazine

Deadline: Sunday, February 15, 2015

Voices is the annual Tufts Asian American Alliance student literary and arts magazine. The theme for this year is “home.” Where did you start from and how did you arrive at this present moment? Tell us about the places & communities where you grew up, and how they’ve changed over the years. Who were the people who surrounded you then, and do they still surround you now? How has your journey to and from this sense of home influenced your sense of identity?


We are now accepting submissions of prose, artwork, poems, lyrics, photography, and any medium that expresses your voice and reflects the theme. We’re also open to different interpretations of what home means to you.  Please send submissions to tuftsvoiceslitmag@gmail.com. Two Tufts professors will judge submissions and first place prizes will be awarded to the top pieces of written work and artwork.


If you would like to be part of the committee for Voices 2015 Magazine and help judge art, design magazine or contribute more ideas, please contact tuftsasianamericanalliance@gmail.com.



Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series: Dean James Stavridis

Wednesday, February 18 | 3:30-5pm

Alumnae Lounge

Link to register below


Join Tisch College for a discussion of international affairs and diplomacy with James Stavridis, Dean of the The Fletcher School at Tufts University. A former Admiral in the U.S. Navy, Dean Stavridis led the NATO Alliance in global operations from 2009 to 2013 as Supreme Allied Commander. He also served as Commander of U.S. Southern Command, with responsibility for all military operations in Latin America from 2006-2009. Dean Stavridis will also discuss and sign copies of his newest book, The Accidental Admiral.


Cosponsored by ALLIES. Throughout the academic year, the Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series will bring diverse leaders from a range of fields and perspectives to campus to discuss public issues.


Registration requested at activecitizen.tufts.edu/speakers/


Tufts Microfinance and Community Development Seminar

During spring break (March 15-23), Tufts students have the unique opportunity to participate in an academic seminar with the organization Human Connections (or Conexiones Humanas) in Bucerias, Mexico. Human Connections, founded by Tufts class of 2011 alumna Elly Rohrer, offers several educational seminars throughout the year for college students. Tufts students will get the chance to learn about microfinance, small business development, and social entrepreneurship by working directly with clients and leaders in the community. Professor Grenier, who currently teaches the Microfinance class at Tufts through the ex-college, is the faculty sponsor and will lead Tufts students on the trip. Come to the info session to learn more about the seminar and the application process! Also, take a look at the Human Connections website: http://humanconnections.org/


Tufts Compass Fellowship—Application Open!

Learning, Opportunity, Social Entrepreneurship, Business, Sustainability, Community, Mentorship, Leadership” If any of these words rings a bell, check out Tufts Compass Fellowship! It’s a national fellowship program for first-year college students that provides mentorship, networking opportunities, and a supportive community to help you explore and pursue your passions, and develop your ideas into businesses that make a difference!


Feel free to apply at http://www.apply.compassfellows.org/ or get in touch with Khuyen, khuyen.bui@tufts.edu if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing your passion come true!



Additional Active Citizenship Opportunities

Intern at The Welcome Project: Communications/Development Associate

The Welcome Project in Somerville is seeking a Communications/Development Program Assistant (Job# 6736) who will work with staff to develop communications to keep the organization’s supporters and donors up to date with program activities. Depending on the skills of the candidate, this could include helping to write newsletter articles, taking and organizing photographs, developing email updates, assisting with web content and/or design, and helping to coordinate appeal letters and follow up thank you’s. The student will also assist in keeping our database updated. Apply through JobX using Job# 6736.


Seniors: Join Think Unlimited’s Transformation Team!

Applications Due: January 31, 2015
Think Unlimited is a New York-based nonprofit organization operating in Amman, Jordan.  We are working to empower Arab youth with the innovative and critical thinking skills necessary to create bold, actionable solutions to the most pressing problems in their communities and the world.

Are you looking for an opportunity that will give you a meaningful experience in human development work, help you better understand the Arab world, and build your skills as a teacher, mentor, and changemaker?  Apply to be a Transformation Team facilitator and join the front lines of helping young people make the greatest hopes of the Arab Awakening a reality. Please download the application materials and instructions here.


SENIORS: Join us to learn about the Immigrant Justice Corps Community Fellowship program!

Information Session TODAY, Jan. 26th, 7-8PM


Fellows will be trained by Immigrant Justice Corps at the start of their fellowship and will meet biweekly throughout the course of the fellowship for professional development, skills training, and support. Community Fellows will be deeply networked in the legal and immigrant rights community and profoundly committed to developing creative strategies to fight poverty and ensure access to justice.

Community Fellowships run two years and are available to students who are completing their undergraduate degrees and are committed to immigrant justice. They will be placed in community-based host organizations throughout New York City.


Community Fellows will become accredited representatives of the Board of Immigration Appeals. They will conduct outreach and intake around the city, and assist immigrants with a range of cases such as naturalization and adjustment applications, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and more.


Questions? Contact info@justicecorps.org, or campus representative Laura Garbes at lgarbes@justicecorps.org.


Friends of the MFN hosts annual Valentine Family Festival: Seeking volunteers!

Saturday, February 7, 11-3pm

McGlynn Elementary School. 


Friends of the MFN are putting on another event, the annual Valentine Family Festival, and are looking for volunteers to help out. They are looking for 4 or 5 volunteers to help school age children make valentine cards.

They will provide a pizza lunch and ice cream sundaes.  For those interested in helping out, reach out to Beth at bethybeth@gmail.com or by phone at 781-219-3940.


Harvard Law School’s Office of Public Interest Advising (OPIA) Seeks Summer Interns

Applications due Feb. 15th


OPIA is public interest career services office at Harvard Law School which focuses on placing students in summer and post-graduate positions in public interest fields, such as public defender agencies, nonprofits, government agencies and prosecutorial offices.


The Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising at Harvard Law School seeks up to four undergraduates to work as Public Interest Fellows for the upcoming summer 2015. The office, staffed by experienced attorneys, counsels hundreds of law students and alumni interested in pursuing public service work. The job offers great exposure to the legal profession, particularly for someone contemplating a career in public interest law. OPIA is seeking students with strong backgrounds in public interest as well as prior experience working in an office environment. Summer fellows take part in a brown bag lunch series exploring several aspects of public interest law and have the opportunity to participate in community service activities.


Applications will be accepted after December 1 and must be received by February 15, 2015. Hiring will be done on a rolling basis so students are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter as soon possible. Send materials to Micah Nemiroff at mnemiroff@law.harvard.edu.


OPIA will not hire first year students or students entering or enrolled in law school for summer internships, but will consider qualified rising juniors. The majority of summer fellows have completed at least three years of their undergraduate programs.


Volunteer with Groundwork Somerville

Get involved with the education portion of Groundwork Somerville’s annual Maple Syrup Project! Starting the week of January 26, volunteers will lead Maple Sugaring themed lessons related to Math, Science, Literature and History in the 2nd grade classrooms of Somerville’s public schools. Volunteers will work in pairs to teach one session (about 1.5 hours) of curriculum a week (for four consecutive weeks, with the week of 2/16 off) in a particular 2nd grade classroom. All training, teaching materials and curriculum will be provided, we are just looking for enthusiastic people to help bring it to the classrooms! If you are interested, please email sarah@groundworksomerville.org.


Join the Summer Institute at the Kibera School for Girls

Applications are rolling through Feb. 15

Are you passionate about girls’ education? Join the Summer Institute at the Kibera School for Girls. The Kibera School for Girls, or KSG, is a girls’ primary school located in Kibera, Kenya. This summer, KSG will be hosts its Summer Institute, a monthlong program for American college students to partner with their Kenyan peers to run an educational summer camp for KSG students. The Summer Institute is an extraordinary opportunity to work with an incredible group of Kenyan students and to learn more about women’s empowerment through education. To learn more and to apply, visit http://www.shofco.org/summer-institute.


Apply for a Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship

Applications accepted until February 23

The State Department is currently accepting applications to help fund innovative travel around the world by young people who use education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations. The fellowship is intended for American college students who have not been afforded many opportunities to travel abroad. Through 4 to 6 weeks of travel anywhere in the world, you can have the opportunity to interact with individuals from other nations while promoting the goals of UNESCO! Applications are accepted until February 23. For full details, go to bit.ly/statedeptfellowship


Sophomores: Apply to be a Mount Vernon Leadership Fellow in summer 2015!

The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows program is a fully paid, five and a half week summer residential program for rising juniors who desire to make a difference. The program invites rising third-year students from diverse academic disciplines to join us near Washington, D.C. to immerse themselves in a leadership development program inspired by George Washington and today’s foremost leaders. This select, small cohort will engage in dynamic leadership education curriculum, interact with nationally recognized corporate, government, and military leaders in the nation’s capital; and discover how to change the world through self-reflection, exciting experiential activities, and a community service-focused capstone project.


Go to the following website  for more info: http://www.mountvernon.org/library/leadership-programs/mount-vernon-fellows.

Student PIRGs Organizer

Early Application Deadline: March 1st

Students founded PIRG (Public Interest Research Group) over 40 years ago, based upon the simple idea that America has more problems than we should tolerate, and more solutions than we use. When you become an Organizer with the Student PIRGs, you’ll recruit, train and organize students to tackle these problems head-on. You’ll teach them to run campaigns that make a difference in their community and our country, and help develop them into leaders who can continue to make an impact years after they graduate.  For more information, visit http://www.jobs.studentpirgs.org/


Apply to work as Development Intern at BUILD Boston!

BUILD Boston seeks a Development Intern to join the Development Team, playing a key role in helping the organization raise money through grant proposals. The Development Intern will spend a large portion of the fellowship writing, compiling, and editing content for grant proposals and reports. This individual will be organized, process oriented and results driven. The intern will be provided with onboarding training at the beginning of their time working with BUILD, as well as mentorship and coaching throughout his/her stay. – See more at: https://theapplicantmanager.com/jobs?pos=bu184#sthash.0SDEmtFJ.dpuf


To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume.  Please be advised that you will receive an automated acknowledgement of your application.  We will only contact applicants who are selected for an interview.  BUILD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this position.


Apply for a job with Impact  

Apply for Impact by TOMORROW, Jan. 27th

On-campus interviews on Jan. 29th


Impact is a campaign team that works in states where we can win positive change on issues like global warming, clean water, and the influence of big money in politics.  And we’re hiring! We’re looking for graduating seniors to join our team of campaign organizers and hiring current students for internships this spring and summer.  If you are serious about making an impact on these issues and would like to get out and work in the real world, where issue campaigns like these are won and lost, then Impact is the group for you.

To learn more, visit the website at www.weareimpact.org! Apply by January 27 to be eligible for on-campus interviews on January 29.


Apply for an Internship with Impact

Impact partners with Environment Massachusetts, MASSPIRG and Fair Share to run field campaigns on issues like global warming, clean water and the influence of big money on our democracy.


If you want to make an impact on this issue or others mentioned above, apply to be an Impact intern TODAY. As an intern, you¹ll help educate and engage more students and citizens on this issue. You¹ll help us get the issue into the media, build coalitions, organize events and apply pressure to corporations to do the right thing. You can read more about our internships on our website: weareimpact.org/internship-apply.html


And if you¹re graduating this year: you can also apply to be an Impact Campaign Organizer.­ It is a full-time, two-year program that¹s all about winning concrete, lasting change in our country. You can read more about becoming a campaign organizer on our website: weareimpact.org.


Apply for Global Engagement Summit 2015!

April 15-19th | Northwestern University

GES is a five-day capacity-building summit for students committed to social change in their communities and around the world. Accepted delegates come together to develop the skills to better plan, execute, and participate in change-based projects. GES focuses not only on the “what” and “how,” but also challenges delegates to think critically about the goals, impact, and broader implications of their project.


Check out the brochure and video for a glimpse into the experience you could have as an American Delegate. Visit theges.org for more information.


SENIORS: Green Corps is looking for college graduates for their year-long program!
In Green Corps’ yearlong paid program, you’ll get intensive training in the skills you need to make a difference in the world. You’ll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems — global warming, deforestation, water pollution, factory farming and many others — with groups like Sierra Club and Food & Water Watch. And when you graduate from Green Corps, we’ll help you find a career with one of the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups.

For more information, read on or visit http://www.greencorps.org/findoutmore .


SENIORS: Match Education seeking teachers-in-training!

This teacher training program was recently recognized by US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan for its innovation. Program participants receive training on how to become highly effective first-year teachers (there is a near 100% placement rate in high performing urban schools). In addition, teacher residents receive housing and a living stipend while completing their Master’s. The teacher residency is only available in Boston, but there are tutoring opportunities (for those just looking to do an urban education gap year) also available in Boston.

Here are some links that you may be interested in: Match Education’s “About Us” page, Our Graduate School of Education, Info on our 1-Year Tutoring Program.


We’re looking for seniors who either (1) want to spend a year working closely with students in Boston while training to be a teacher, OR (2) want to spend a year in Boston working closely with students before heading off to grad school or another career. You can contact our recruiting team directly at Recruiting@MatchEducation.org.



Announcing Global Hangouts

Americans for UNESCO, GenUN, Global Changemakers, Young Professionals In Foreign Policy, and other partners from around the world are excited to announce the launch of Global Hangouts. Global Hangouts is a new initiative to connect young people across the globe to discuss pressing international issues. You’ll be matched up with a young person from a different country to talk about education, culture, health care, youth political engagement, and related topics. More than 500 people from more than 75 countries have already signed up – join them! Whether you’re looking for support starting an international advocacy project or you just want the opportunity to expand your perspective on important global issues, Global Hangouts are a great way to connect with people all over the world. To learn more and sign up, visit: http://www.globalhangouts.org/ Within a few weeks of signing up, you’ll receive an email with your match. Questions? Contact youthglobalhangouts@gmail.com.


Interested in Impacting your Community? English At Large is Accepting Applications for Spring Internships

English at Large is a nonprofit that provides individual and small group instruction through a volunteer network to adult immigrants and other newcomers who want to acquire English language skills as they adapt to life in the United States. Our vision is that newcomers to the United States will develop the English language skills and acquire the cultural knowledge needed to fully engage in their communities and fulfill their life goals.

We have three part-time internship openings for the spring semester.  Our internship programs provide you with experience in a small, close-knit non-profit working environment, as well as offer you a variety of relevant trainings on topics such as grant writing and event promotion.


Our internship openings are as follows: Program Administration, Program Outreach, and Programs and Social Media. Internships will begin in January 2015 and end in May 2015, with the possibility of continuing into the summer. Interns are asked to commit 10-15 hours/week to their position.  All internships must be eligible for the Tufts Work Study Program, and will pay $10/hour.


The English At Large office is located in Woburn, MA, but there may be the opportunity to work more locally in Medford, MA. If this is a deciding factor, please reach out to the Volunteer Coordinator at the email address provided below.


To find out more or to apply, go to: http://www.englishatlarge.org/opportunities.html

Feel free to send your resume and cover letter to Coordinator@EnglishAtLarge.org.


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