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September 1 - 7, 2014

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Study Abroad Office Hours Interested in studying abroad? Study Abroad Advisor Amanda Frederick visits the Jupiter Campus every semester to advise students on the various opportunities available to them.  If you would like to schedule an appointment with her during one of her advising sessions, email afrede11@fau.edu.  Amanda Frederick will be on the Jupiter Campus:
Thursday, October 23rd from 10 am - 3 pm
Wednesday, November 12th from 10 am - 3 pm

Update Your Advisor! Changed advisors recently? Not sure if you remembered to update your advisor with the Honors College? Click here to fill out the online form and update your advisor instantly. Please make sure your new advisor is aware of the change before submitting this form.

Undergraduate Research & Inquiry Workshops: How to Get Started will be broadcast to AD 206 on Friday, September 12th from 9 - 10am.  Click here to RSVP.

Social Media Internship Opportunity: Emergency Medical Assistance, Inc. is looking for a student intern that would be interested in helping EMA harness the power of social media a la "The Ice Bucket Challenge." Students would craft the campaign, work with EMA onthe message, and track the results.  Please contact Fran Sachs, President of EMA, at fran@gilbertsachsgroup.com.

 Club Fest - 3 - 4 pm, SR Atrium


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Wilkes Honors College Spring Break 2015! Join Dean Buller on the enriching tour of India that includes the Golden Triangle of Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, and Varanasi.  Included are: Jama Masjid, the Red Ford, Qutab Minar, Taj Mahal, Bughal gardens and architecture, Amber Fort and Palace, Varanasi and a sunset cruise on the Ganges. View the trip schedule here.

HC Music Practice Rooms
Rooms in HA 109, 110, and 111 are available. All enrolled Wilkes Honors College students need to have a current, approved permission form on file with the Dean's Suite, HC 131. This form, which outlines the rules and regulations for use of the rooms, is available online . Please bring your completed form, along with your OWL card, to the HC Deans' Suite for approval and processing.



Scholarship Opportunities

2015 Aylesworth Scholarship
The Aylesworth Foundation for the Advancement of Marine Science gives 1 to 3 student scholarships a year. Awards are made to Florida university students doing work in any area of marine science. The key is that the research is applied and is aimed at helping to support more effective decision making for sustaining coastal or ocean systems. The scholarship can last from 2 - 3 years. The Aylesworth Foundation has supported 97 students since it began this program with over $500,000 awarded to Florida university students. The deadline to apply is October 10, 2014. Apply here.

US Student Fulbright Scholarship
Eligible FAU students or recent graduates of FAU may apply for a Fulbright grant to do independent studies in one of over 120 countries or to teach English. The awards vary by country but generally cover all transportation, insurance, living and study costs for the 9-12 months you are abroad. Applicants must be US citizens and must have earned the bachelor's degree prior to the start of the award in Fall 2015. Undergraduate students who will be starting their senior year in the fall and plan to graduate in May 2015 are eligible to apply this round. Current graduate students and recent graduates of FAU may also apply. View the application process, information, and deadlines at www.fulbightonline.org.
The FAU campus deadline to submit an application is September 16, 2014 at 5 pm EST. A campus review process will follow and students will be assisted to complete their final application by the national deadline of October 14, 2014. Dr. Cathy Meschievitz (cmeschie@fau.edu) is the FAU Student Fulbright advisor and can answer questions about this competition via email or phone at 561-297-1039. She will lead the info session on August 22, 2014.

US Student Fulbright Program to Study Overseas

FAU students who will have a BA or BS degree by the start of the Fulbright may apply to study overseas or teach English overseas. More information at www.fau.edu/goabroad/Fulbright.php or www.fulbrightonline.org. For more information contact FAU Fulbright Program Advisor Dr. Catherine Meschievitz, 561-297-1039.



Internship/Job Opportunities

Lighthouse Artcenter Internship
Contact Katie Deits, Executive Director or Barbra Broidy, Curator and Executive Assistant at 561-746-3101.

Taras Oceanographic Foundation Palm Beach Dolphin Project Internship
PBDP is currently focusing on the natural history of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). The short-term goal is to obtain critical baseline data of the dolphins and their habitat, and to create a photo-ID catalogue of all individual dolphins. Barbara Brunnick, Ph.D., is the director of Research.

PBDP is currently seeking unpaid interns to accompany them for their field research. There is also opportunity for photo cataloging and database work in the office after the boat fieldwork is completed. Students can just do office internships if not able to go on the boat.

On the job training in dolphin survey and photo id will be offered. Those that can commit to a longer time frame and all day trips will be considered first; boat experience a plus. Everyone is responsible for bringing his or her own brown bag lunch; including plenty of water.

Boat surveys are every Wednesday, weather permitting. We leave at 8 am from the Jupiter Pointe Marina in Tequesta. The surveys can last up to 5 pm so it can be a long day in the hot sun with not much protection. Tupically they end around 3:30 pm, but varies.

Length of internships vary according to student needs.

Office work hours arranged with Dr. Brunnick. Boat surveys arranged with Diane Arrieta.

Please RSVP to darrieta@fau.edu or brunnick@taras.org.

Fall 2014 - Spring 2015 Paid Environmental Education Internship Opportunity 
Education Interns will be responsible for leading education tours and activities at the center for visiting school, home school, and camp groups. Group tours occur Tuesday - Friday, 10 am - 12 pm. Daily responsibilities include, but are not limited to, greeting guests, caring for aquatic life, assisting in species collection, participating in outreach events, coordinating and recruiting volunteers, leading children's programs, and assisting with special events. Education Interns are also encouraged to create, implement, and evaluate their own interest program or project during their time at the River Center with the assistance of our Educators.
Open until Filled
Hours: Flexible - Tuesday-Saturday between 8 am and 4 pm, up to 29 hours per week. Some weekends & nights required based on program requirements. Staff and interns will work to create a set schedule.
Salary: $8.25 - $8.75 per hour
For more information, full job description, and to download the application, visit http://www.loxahatcheeriver.org/employment_opportunities.php. Please send resume and Loxahatchee River District Application.


Fall 2014 & Spring 2015 Capital Semester Programs

Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies.  Capital Semester is an academic internship program held each fall and spring in Washington, DC for undergraduates interested in public policy, international affairs, business, journalism, communications, and the nonprofit sector.  Internship placement is guaranteed.  Students gain substantive professional experience by interning approximately 30 hours per week while earning academic credit in government and economics from George Mason University.  Internship sites include federal agencies, policy groups, international affairs organizations, government relations offices, media outlets, PR firms and nonprofits.

  • 12 transferable credit hours from George Mason University
  • Roommate matching and furnished apartments in the Capital Hill neighborhood of DC
  • Guest lectures with Washington's top policy and industry experts
  • Exclusive briefings at Capitol Hill, World Bank, Federal Reserve, and State Department
  • Leadership, mentoring and career building activities
  • Over 70% of students receive scholarship awards based on merit and financial need

The final deadline for Spring 2015 is November 1.  Contact admissions@tfas.org or 202-986-0384 with questions.



Need ideas for an internship?

Check out the Internship Opportunities page! Click here to go to the Honors College Internships and Study Abroad page. Internship opportunities are listed alphabetically and by discipline.



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