Current Opportunities – September 22nd, 2014

Happy Monday, we’ve got a great line up of events this week. Please contact us anytime at activecitizen@tufts.edu with questions or to submit an announcement.

 

Tisch College and On-Campus Opportunities

Register to Vote!
National Voter Registration Day

Tuesday, September 23

Dewick, Carmichael, and the Campus Center

 

In celebration of National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 23rd, Tisch College and Tufts Votes will be helping people register to vote all day in Dewick, Carmichael, and the Campus Center. Registration is simple, but you MUST register again if you have changed residence halls since last year. Deadlines to register vary by state, so don’t miss this opportunity to register to vote prior to the November 4th general election.

 

If you can’t make it on National Voter Registration Day, there will also be opportunities to register in Dewick until October 15: Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12-1 and 6-7pm, and every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-7pm.

 

To get involved in helping with voter registration on campus, contact Tufts Votes at dana.kaufman@tufts.edu or visit activecitizen.tufts.edu/vote.

 

Want to be a leader for social change?  Be a Tisch Scholar!

Information Sessions in the Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Building

Monday 9/22, 12:00-1:00p.m.
Monday 9/29, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Thursday 10/2, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Wednesday 10/8, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

 

In this multi-year leadership program, you will engage in meaningful work in the community and learn the critical knowledge and skills needed to be a leader for civic engagement and a catalyst for change. Applications (freshmen and sophomores are eligible to apply) are due October 15, 2014.

 

For an application, more information, or eligibly requirements visit: http://activecitizen.tufts.edu/students/scholars/

 

College Access Mentoring Initiative (CAMI)

APPLICATION IS DUE ON SEPTEMBER 29 AT NOON!

Follow link below to complete application.

 

The mission of CAMI is to provide college access for underrepresented high school students. These students will be exposed to college life and get started with the college process. We believe that everyone has a right to access higher education, and that everyone deserves help.

 

CAMI is a Tisch College project that works with Medford High, Josiah Quincy Upper School, and youth-serving organizations in Tufts host communities. Tufts students serve as organizers and hosts for 9th grade visits to Tufts.

 

Tufts students can engage by (1), serving on a coordinating committee to plan and organize college access visits, and (2) serving as volunteer hosts during visits. Subcommittees include: Tour and Campus Life; Student Panel/Discussion; Reflection and Management/Group Bonding; and Recruitment/Publicity.

Expect a time commitment of between 2-4 hours per week. These hours include meetings, training, outside work, and weekly check-ins. There will be no visits scheduled during Reading Period or during exams.

 

APPLICATION IS DUE ON SEPTEMBER 29 AT NOON! Please fill out completely. If you have any questions, contact Kelly at Kelly.Nguyen@tufts.edu. Click on the following link for the online application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Rp881c9eusAlqcdWlKGiyeRscjvYXS_UPsbb36iIOUw/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link

 

Application due TODAY!

Work with resettled refugees in the Boston area! 

Applications due TODAY, Monday, September 22nd 

The Tufts University Refugee Assistance Program (TU-RAP) will create a social support network of volunteers and mentors for recently resettled refugees in the greater Boston area. TU-RAP volunteers connect directly with refugees, positively impacting their ability to build new lives in the United States, and in the process gaining meaningful personal experience. In conjunction with other student organizations, TU-RAP will educate the broader Tufts community about topics related to refugees, human rights, and immigration. For more information, please email tuftsunivrap@gmail.com or visit our website at www.tuftsrap.com.

 

Volunteer with LCS Shelters at the Somerville Homeless Coalitions’ 5k!

Saturday, October 4

The LCS Shelters group will be helping the Somerville Homeless Coalition for their 5k road race which will be taking place Saturday October 4th in the morning. Come and help direct runners, serve water and breakfast, man the registration table, drive other volunteers to their posts on the course, and more Anyone who is interested in signing up or has any questions can email lcs.shelters@gmail.com.

 

Tufts Community Day Volunteers Needed

Sunday, Oct. 5th | Tufts Academic Quad

Volunteers receive free t-shirt, lunch will be served!

Help out at Tufts Community Day on Sunday 10/5 on the Academic Quad.  The event brings our Somerville and Medford neighbors to campus to share all that Tufts has to offer. VOLUNTEERS WILL RECEIVE A FREE T-SHIRT! We are looking for 50-70 volunteers for various activities: Kids Activities (face painting, pumpkin painting, jumbo mask making, & more), Info Table, Set up/Clean Up, and many other opportunities. Most volunteer shifts are two hours long. Lunch will be served!

 

If you are interested, please complete this online application and we’ll be in touch!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1gJAslMx0i8_WhkwgP7MPUVrvcnHZvU9WNsIFOA4Ylp8/viewform.

Email communityday@tufts.edu with any questions.

 

A Talk from Congressman Michael Capuano: With Test Resistance Rising Nationwide, What’s Next for Federal Education Policy?

Monday, October 6th | Distler Hall, Granoff Music Center

Light refreshments served at 6pm, program starting at 6:30pm

 

Join us as Congressman Michael Capuano speaks about federal education policy from his perspective as a U.S. Congressman. Congressman Capuano is serving his eighth term representing the Seventh District, which includes Tufts University.

 

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit: www.citizensforpublicschools.org

 

 

Do you have a great project idea that will improve a community? Interested in active citizenship?

Apply online today!

 

The Tisch Fund for Civic Engagement can help! The Tisch Fund aims to provide funding for projects, events, and programs with a connection to active citizenship in a clear community-identified need.  Applications are live at our website: http://activecitizen.tufts.edu/tischfund/.

 

For more information and questions, please Danica Fisher at: Danica.Fisher@tufts.edu.

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

Somerville Local First Seeking Interns

Somerville Local First (SLF) is pleased to offer three part-time internships with our exciting organization. Internships with SLF are very self-led, allowing you to be creative and providing on-the-ground experience working with small business owners and entrepreneurs.  Interns should expect to work 10 to 20 hours per week, must be able to work independently and as a team, and must be available nights and weekends (weekday hours are also available).  We are seeking energetic interns with true entrepreneurial spirit to help guide SLF through our busy fall event season and into 2015.  Are you interested in gaining valuable experience, working with an amazing group of local business owners, and learning the ins and outs of running a small nonprofit organization? If so, this is the internship for you!

 

SLF is seeking interns for the following positions:

Networking Event Intern, Marketing and Management Intern, and Event Management Intern
If interested, please send resume and short email of introduction and interest to Kat Rutkin, Executive Director of Somerville Local First.  (kat@somervillelocalfirst.org)


Intern with Green Streets initiative
Want to save the earth, save lives, and make our local communities more fun? Volunteer with the Green Streets Initiative, a local grassroots non-profit organization that promotes awareness and celebration of healthy and environmentally-friendly commuting. Green Streets has a number of volunteer and internship opportunities are listed here http://gogreenstreets.org/volunteer, or you can develop your own project. Those interested can contact Director Janie Katz-Christy, jkatzchristy@gogreenstreets.org. Most immediately, Green Streets is looking for a Social Media Coordinator/trainer (5 hours/week) and an Assistant Director (10-20 hours/week) Interns or volunteers.

 

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 .

Apply for an internship with YouthBuild USA!

Apply online for this fall internship stationed in Davis Square!

 

YouthBuild USA’s Advocacy and Public Policy team is seeking an intern for the fall semester, with the possibility of continuing through the spring.  The Public Policy Intern will contribute to the team’s mission of advocating for opportunity youth in federal policy, and promoting the YouthBuild program with Congress, the Administration, and State and Local elected officials.   This position will report to the Associate Director of Advocacy and Public Policy.

 

In local YouthBuild programs, low-income young people ages 16–24 work toward their GEDs or high school diplomas while learning job skills by building affordable housing for homeless and low-income people and participating in leadership development activities in their communities.  YouthBuild enrollees are among the country’s 3.5 million opportunity youth – young adults who generally never finished high school, are out of work, living in poor communities and with limited ways to return to school and work.  Today, there are roughly 264 local YouthBuild programs in 46 states, Washington, DC., and the Virgin Islands, engaging approximately 10,000 young adults per year. Over 120,000 YouthBuild students have built over 22,000 units of affordable, increasingly green, housing since 1994.

 

Find the application here: https://youthbuild.org/job/youthbuild-usa-public-policy-intern.

 

Boston Mobilization seeking intern: Education Associate

Student position with 5-10 hrs/week

Boston Mobilization is a vibrant space where young people from Boston, Cambridge, Brookline and the Greater Boston area come together to build relationships, learn about social justice, collaborate on organizing campaigns, develop leadership skills and have fun! We are small, 35-year old nonprofit located in the Democracy Center in Harvard Square. We support youth-led social justice efforts through anti-oppression trainings, education, organizing and consulting. We are seeking 5-10 hour per week Education Associate to join our team of teen leaders, college interns and staff. Because our mission is to support the leadership of teens of high school age, the Education Associate’s role is to support youth leaders through communications, outreach, logistical support and administration so that the teens can educate and organize in their communities around the issues that most impact their lives. The education associate will be supervised by the Director of Programs and Inclusion and work in collaboration with other youth and adult program staff.

Support youth-led community organizing on issues like economic justice, racial justice and environmental justice through:

  • Maintaining an up-to-date accurate database of Boston Mobilization contacts and partners
  • Providing logistical support for State House and In-District legislative actions, creative actions, rallies, demonstrations, forums, listening campaigns
  • Create a friendly and welcoming environment for teen leaders, other college student, volunteers and staff in the office. Other program and administrative duties as needed. Boston

Mobilization is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, and/or transgender people are especially encouraged to apply for this position. Please go to the following link for more info: https://tufts.studentemployment.ngwebsolutions.com/JobXJobDetail.aspx?JobId=6403

 

The Welcome Project looking for two Interns!

Positions posted on JobX, follow link below for more info.

More info about The Welcome Project at www.welcomeproject.org.

Communications/Development Associate (Job# 6279): 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 photographs, developing email updates, assisting with web content and/or design, and helping to coordinate appeal letters and follow up thank you’s.

ESOL Program Assistant (Job #6281) will help English Language Learners navigate a new language and community. Specifically he/she will: Maintain updated information on local organizations which can provide additional services to our students (housing, healthcare, childcare, food pantries, immigration questions, other); Assist in referring students to local services; With guidance from ESOL coordinator, create materials for ESOL classes (posters, conversation prompts, etc); Assist in organizing and facilitating ESOL class field trips; Communicate with ESOL students by phone, text or email to support their participation in classes; Assist in maintaining student files and records.

RESPOND seeking Communications Intern!

RESPOND is a 501 c3 that provides domestic violence education, prevention and advocacy.  Our Programs and Services including emergency shelter, hotline and community support are available to all.

 

RESPOND is in need of a Communications Intern to join our Development & Communications Department.  We have recently expanded our social media presence and seek support in improvement, maintenance and new strategies for increased interaction.  Intern will play a key role in drafting outreach material, fundraising promotions and more.  Experience with social media platforms, analysis, video editing, marketing and non profit communications preferred.  Minimum commitment of 6 hours/week (during regular business hours) desired. Visit our website for more information: www.respondinc.org.

 

Film at Eleven is seeking Research and Social Media Interns

Film at Eleven is seeking Research and Social Media Interns to help with the launch of a nonprofit and an accompanying campaign to raise awareness about global rape culture.

 

Applicants must have good writing, research, and social media skills.  Experience in nonprofits, fundraising, grant writing and campaign development preferred but not required. What is required is an interest in human rights and the desire to create real change in the discussion of global rape culture. This is not a film production position but an interest in documentary filmmaking is a plus. Fluency in a foreign language, especially French, is a big plus.

This is a part time unpaid position based out of our office in Brooklyn, NY. Interns may work remotely with a regular weekly check in with the Production Coordinator.

 

Please email your resume and cover letter as PDF’s to clarissa.sosin@filmat11.tv. The position is available immediately. Applications will be processed on a rolling basis until the position has been filled.

 

I, Too, Am Harvard: Blacktivism Conference 2014

Harvard Campus, Oct. 10-12th

Register online!

 

An intercollegiate conference focused on exploring advocacy efforts specific to Black collegiate students’ interests. Though originally inspired by the ‘I, Too, Am Harvard’ and subsequent ‘I, Too’ movements launched in spring 2014, this conference seeks to provide a platform for interested students to explore these issues further while making long-lasting connections with similarly minded students. From advocacy development workshops to events with alumni to socials, this conference will equip students with the tools needed to make meaningful changes on their respective campuses and beyond.

 

Get more information at the website here, http://www.itooamharvard.com/agenda.html. Find and register for the event at Eventbrite here, http://www.itooamharvard.com/register.html.

 

Eagle Eye Institute Work Study Position available: EAGLE Club Instructor

EAGLE Club will be held every week from October through early December—you must be available from 2:30 to 5:30 each Tuesday OR Wednesday.

 

Eagle Eye Institute empowers urban people from low income communities, to play a positive role caring for our environment. This work study position will involve co-facilitating EAGLE Club (Earth Advocates: Green Leaders for the Environment) an after school club at a public school in Somerville.  EAGLE Club is made up of youth ages 9-13 and offers engaging, hands-on, outdoor science education.

 

Eagle Eye is looking for a student with a high degree of personal motivation and leadership capabilities, who is passionate about the environment and social justice issues. Environmental Studies majors are preferred, although we will consider students who are not environmental studies majors who have knowledge and interest in the environment and environmental issues. Experience working with youth is also highly preferred.

 

Additional office hours will be scheduled based on your availability for a total of 6 to 8 hours per week.  Training will be held in mid-September.  Personal transportation is helpful but not required. For more information please contact Program Manager, Susan Ekstrom at sekstrom@eagleeyei.org.

 

 

Somerville Food Security Coalition seeks Project Coordinator for Youth Assessment of Food Security

This is a part-time grant-funded position that is expected to be 10-12 hours per week through December with the possibility of continuing into the Spring.

 

The Somerville Food Security Coalition (SFSC) is composed of a diverse range of local stakeholders invested in addressing the issue of food access and food security in our community. Under the guidance of a sub-group of the coalition, the Food Security-Community Assessment Team (FS-CAT), the Project Coordinator will work with local community groups and selected youth to implement a field assessment that measures youth food security issues within the city. The coalition plans to coordinate resources to: support compilation of existing related assessments; complete a rapid assessment of needs and assets and analysis of food insecurity; foster awareness-building of this issue across the community; engage vulnerable populations, especially youth, in collecting data; and facilitate prioritization and action planning for multiple strategies in multiple settings to address food insecurity.

 

Qualifications include (but is not limited to) Support a team of youth workers by facilitating training and support around youth-centered data collection; devise an action plan for future efforts to address any remaining information gaps, as well as proposed solutions to barriers to food security among the local population, etc.  If you are interested in the position, please submit your resume and a cover letter to ksadowski@somervillema.gov. ? For more information about the SFSC, please visit: http://somervillefoodsecurity.org/

 

Become an Instructor for a Girls Who Code Club!

Volunteer to instruct a Girls Who Code Club in your area and help close the gender gap for computer science education for girls!

 

Girls Who Code Clubs is an after-school or weekend program offering access to computer science education for 6th-12th grade girls. The Clubs rely on the help of dedicated and knowledgeable Volunteer Instructors – trained by Girls Who Code- to implement the model Girls Who Code lesson plan.

 

The Boston Girls Who Code Club is looking for qualified and dedicated instructors. All Volunteer Instructors will undergo training in computer science instruction, classroom management, and the Girls Who Code Club curriculum.

 

For additional information on Girls Who Code and how to apply for this position, please visit www.GirlsWhoCode.com. Please note: the deadline for applying is September 5th.

 

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