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April 14 - 20, 2014
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Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors Graduate Science Award This scholarship opportunity is for Honors College seniors who will be graduating and attending either the College of Medicine or the College of Science at FAU as a graduate student in 2014-2015. This merit-based award of $5,000 requires at least a 3.0 gpa and will be awarded based on academic merit. Students who believe they qualify and would like to be considered should email Dr. Mark Tunick at email@example.com by May 15, 2014.
Honors College Science Research Scholarship Up to 5 $2,000 scholarships are available for students engaged in science research during Summer 2014- Spring 2015. Applications are due by April 23. Learn more and apply .
Bigony "Pay-it-Forward" Scholarship This scholarship provides interest-free loans to support students at the Wilkes Honors College. The benefactors are providing this support to students who accept the moral obligation to, sometime during their lifetime, give back the funds that they had received in order to support future Wilkes Honors College students. There is no legal requirement to pay back the funds, but a moral obligation to 'pay it forward.' Apply here.
O'Hagan Family Foundation Mentoring Young Lives Scholarship Are you committed to community service? Would you like to mentor young students at selected schools in Palm Beach County? Apply for the O'Hagan Scholarship by May 31 here.
Rubin Foundation Internship in Government Scholarship $3,000 is available for a student interested in political science or law to engage in an internship in state or federal government. Apply by April 18th. Learn more.
Do More with your Summer As an Honors College student, you are invited to take a number of life science or humanities courses on campus as well as take part in a science enrichment program. The Jupiter Life Science Experience is an opportunity for you to enhance your academic credentials int he life sciences, build partnerships with local research institutions, and attend seminars by renowned faculty and more! Registration opens March 17. Contact Dr. Monica Maldonado at 561.799.8647.
Fitness Class Schedule:
Bootcamp: Fridays from 3 - 4 pm
Zumba (Every other Thursday at 6 pm in the SR Burrow):
Jan. 9 & 23
Feb. 6 & 20
Mar. 13 & 27
Apr. 10 & 24
HC Music Practice Rooms
Rooms in HA 109, 110 & 111 are available. All enrolled Wilkes Honors College students need to have a current, approved permission form on file with Jeremy Hoyt, 561-799-8103 in 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 Jeremy for approval and processing.
Honors College Science Research ScholarshipUp to 5 $2,000 scholarships are available for students engaged in science research during Summer 2014-Spring 2015. Applications are due by April 23. learn more and apply.
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.
Impact Analytics Internship Opportunity Interns will learn the art of writing clearly about complex issues and develop the skill of being able to look at a news story from different perspectives. They will also gain insight into the behind-the-scenes business side of politics and see firsthand how PACs operate and how news is generated. We need interns who can help with writing political news stories for a website or newsletter, conducting research regarding campaign strategy, keeping tack of campaigns and issues, and a few other tasks. Interns will need to have their own computer to bring to work and have reliable transportation to our Boca Raton office. We need interns to be comfortable working with conservative media and causes, although it doesn't matter what their political leaning may be.
Our main function is to generate content and revenue for publishers. We work with a series of major online news publishers and assist a handful of PACs in putting out their new website. Our focus is on email marketing and newsletters as well as writing for some news publishers. Recently we have begun working with American Liberty PAC to campaign for a handful of congressional candidates around the country by writing articles in support of these candidates for their websites and sending campaign materials to an email list. Our new project, that interns would be involved in, is created our own news site.
Anyone who wants to apply should send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org and put "Internship" in the subject line. Learn more about Impact Analytics.
Raith Media is looking for talented, smart, and hard-working summer interns to join our team. These positions are great learning opportunities open for journalists, web designers, and graphic design too! We have multiple on-line publications that students can work on and learn a great deal about the publishing and media business! Interested? Contact Eric Raith at email@example.com or call 561-667-2031.
Wild Pine Laboratory Internship
Apply for the Summer Internship now. The Loxahatchee River District is a Special District of the State located in Jupiter, Florida dedicated to protecting and preserving the Loxahatchee River by providing water reclamation, environmental education, and river monitoring and restoration. Laboratory Interns will be responsible for assisting technicians in the operation of the WildPine Ecological Laboratory. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, collecting water samples, free diving to monitor oysters and seagrass, assisting with water quality analysis, participating in outreach events, retrieving recycled oyster shells from area restaurants, prepare shells for use in research projects. Laboratory Interns are also encouraged to create, implement, and evaluate their own project during their time at the Laboratory with the assistance of Laboratory staff. Submittal requirements and instructions with contact information can be found on the job description.
Download the full job description and apply.
Education interns will be responsible for leading education tours and activities at the Loxahatchee River District River Center for visiting school, home school, and camp groups. Interns will also work with staff during at least one of our six weeks of outdoor summer camp, and will work in the field with other outdoor camps as necessary. Group tours will occur Tuesday - Friday, in the morning and afternoon. View the full job description and download the application here.
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 summer application deadline is April 4, 2014. The final deadline for Spring 2015 is November 1. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-986-0384 with questions.
Emergency Medical Assistance, Inc. (EMA) - Fall Internship Position Available
EMA is a nonprofit organization serving Palm beach County and surrounding areas. EMA's sole mission is to help provide funding for abortions for women and girls who do not have the financial means to support a child or terminate a pregnancy. The intern will have the opportunity to work with the Board and help our organization grow. We need help in several areas, including: Social Networking (web & Facebook presence), Donor Base (identifying local donors), Grants (investigating foundations and helping write grant requests), Fundraising (brainstorming new fundraising ideas, crafting the fundraising vehicles), and Other Projects (we are happy to allow you to suggest projects). Volunteer work can be done from home. The Board is based in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
- Strong written communication skills
- Experience using Microsoft Excel
- Well organized with attention to detail and ability to carry out tasks independently
- Ability to meet deadlines
Journalism and Web Design Internship Opportunities
Internships are available for aspiring journalists and web designers at Raith media. Interns will either experience writing for online news outlets and trade publications or aiding in the development of websites. Contact Eric Raith at eric@RaithMedia.com for more information.
For more information, please contact Center Director Jocelyn Skolnik, 561-745-9860, El Sol's website.
1. Read a Recipe coordinator - available one night per week from 6PM - 9PM to teach children literacy through fun interactive activities. Pays $20/hr.
2. Bilingual Spanish/English Sewing instructor - must be available Tuesdays and Wednesdays 5-7PM pays $20/hr. Person must be fully fluent in Spanish.
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.
Meet with Study Abroad Advisor Amanda Frederick
There are many opportunities to study in another country as a Florida Atlantic University student! To learn more about the study abroad program options available to you and how to apply, please contact Amanda Frederick, 561-297-1080, Honors College Study Abroad Advisor. She can assist you in taking the next steps in discovering the world while earning academic credit. For additional information, you may also visit the Office of International Programs website.
Amanda will be on the FAU MacArthur Campus in SR 217 on:
Wednesday, March 26th from 10 am - 3 pm
Spend your summer in London and Amman exploring the process of peace and the sensitive cultural and societal roots of conflict. Your program will begin in the U.K. by studying peace and conflict theory, using Northern Ireland as a case study for beginning to understand how those theories translate to Middle Eastern issues. Once in Amman, use your new understanding of peace and conflict to examine how the Arab/Israeli conflict; regional conflicts such as those in Lebanon, Yemen or Iraq; and tribal conflicts are being addressed. Includes an intensive Arabic language program extension option and a study tour in Derry and Belfast, Northern Ireland. Visit the program website or email email@example.com (phone: 1-800-856-4358) for more information.
Career Development Services
Luis Santiago will be available for career advising on Mondays and Fridays from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm in SR 130. Drop-ins are welcome, but the best way to guarantee an appointment is to schedule one with the Career Development Center by calling 561-297-3533. Please be sure to specify that you are making the appointment for the Jupiter campus.
If you would like to include an announcement about your FAU club or university endorsed events in the Monday Weekly Announcement and on the HC website, please email the webmaster no later than 5:00 pm Thursday of the week before your event with the following information:
- Event name
- Date, time and location
- A brief description of the event
- Name, phone number and FAU email address for contact person