Problems Without Passports Summer Course

The Spatial Sciences Institute will be offering a 4-unit, Problems Without Passport course, “SSCI-499: GeoDesign Practice: The European Experience.”

Students will conduct research with international GeoDesign experts in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and Utrecht, and apply Dutch urban planning, geospatial technologies, and environmental design principles to address an LA-area societal challenge of your choice.

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Africa Student Fund Application Now Live – Applications Due February 22

The USC Africa Student Fund is an endowment to support undergraduate student travel to African countries for study, research, service-based learning and internships.

Since its inception in 2010, the USC Africa Student Fund has supported students representing various USC Schools in their travel to countries such as Senegal, South Africa, Mozambique and Ethiopia.

The online application is now available until February 22, 2014.  Students should apply no more than 10 months prior to their departure date, and preferably within six months of leaving. One student recipient will be selected during each application period. Applicants must have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA to be eligible.

The application process includes submission of an online application, two-page personal statement, and faculty recommendation letter.

Within one month of their return to the United States, student award recipients will submit a five-page reflective essay detailing the value of their experience in Africa.

For more information and to apply, please have your students visit: undergrad.usc.edu/global/africa_student_fund.html

There’s still time! Apply to study abroad Fall 2014/Academic Year 2014-15!

There’s still time to apply to study abroad Fall 2014/Academic Year 2014-15! Stop by the Overseas Studies office (CLH 201) to pick up an application and submit by the following deadlines:

· February 18th:  All Dornsife Semester/Academic Year Programs

· February 28th:  USC Paris & USC Madrid

We have walk-in advising Monday – Friday from 10:00-3:30 (through February 14th) so stop by our office to meet with one of our advisors today. We are here to support you throughout your study abroad experience – let us know if you have any questions or concerns about the application or study abroad process!

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Travel to Kilimanjaro, Tanzania or Lima, Peru with USC Medlife this summer!

USC Medlife will be taking a group of students to Kilimanjaro, Tanzania in May to work alongside a non-profit running an education center for orphans. Students will run medical clinics, help provide health education, and help plan longterm development projects, while getting to tour the area and visit Mount Kilimanjaro.

USC Medlife will also be taking a group of students to Lima, Peru in August to set up medical clinics in the slums, shadow doctors, dentists, and pharmacists, and work on community development projects such as building staircases.

Please see the application here for dates and pricing details; applications are due by February 16th. Email uscmedlife@gmail.com with any questions.

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Fall 2014/Academic Year 2014-15 Study Abroad Deadlines

Looking to study abroad Fall 2014/Academic Year 2014-15? There is still time to apply! Study abroad applications are available in our office (CLH 201) and are due by the following deadlines:

· February 18th:  All Dornsife Semester/Academic Year Programs

· February 28th:  USC Paris & USC Madrid

We have walk-in advising Monday – Friday from 10:00-3:30 (through February 14th) so stop by our office to meet with one of our advisors today. We are here to support you throughout your study abroad experience so let us know if you have any questions or concerns about the application or study abroad process!

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USC Office of Academic & International Fellowships

Fellowships For Current Sophomores or Juniors:

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship – The scholarship provides undergraduate funding for students interested in a career in mathematics, natural science or engineering and who intend to pursue a doctoral degree.Deadline: February 19, 2014.

Udall Scholarship – The scholarship provides undergraduate funds up to $5,000 for students interested in pursuing a career in tribal public policy, Native American health care, or the environment. Students attend an orientation in Arizona as part of the scholarship. Students from all majors are eligible to apply. Deadline: February 10, 2014.

Undergraduate Summer, Fall, or Spring Study Abroad:

Gilman Scholarship – For summer 2014, fall 2014, and academic year 2014-2015 study abroad programs – deadline is March 4, 2014. The scholarship funds study abroad programs for students who are receiving a Federal Pell Grant.

For Current Freshmen or Sophomores:

Fulbright UK Summer Institute – The program funds 3-6 week academic & cultural summer programs in UK. Eligible undergraduates must have at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete at USC. Past topics have included: Shakespeare, archaeology, Scotland, the arts, Ireland, and contemporary Wales. Deadline: February 27 or March 6, 2014 (depends on institute selected).

Graduate Study or Service Opportunity:

Rotary Global Grants – Rotary supports international humanitarian activities and/or graduate study with sustainable high-impact outcomes in one or more of the six areas of focus listed on the website. The grant is offered for any country with a Rotary club. Deadline: Spring semester(varies by club).

More information about fellowships (including application instructions) clickhere. We post useful resources and deadline information on our Facebook page.

Panrimo

Studying or interning abroad? In 2014, we’re giving away $1 Million dollars in scholarships! Here is a link to our Panrimo Scholarships page with information regarding all of our scholarship offerings.

In addition, the Social Media and Get Global Scholarships are awarded to students based on their skills and savvy, not grade point average. We want all students to study and intern abroad and this money helps!

USC Study Abroad Fair Tomorrow

It’s finally here!  The campus-wide Study Abroad Fair is tomorrow, Thursday, January 30th from 10:00-2:00 on Trousdale.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn more about the wide range of study abroad opportunities here at USC and meet with program representatives and alumni.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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Study Abroad Week Events for Wednesday, Jan. 29th

This Wednesday, January 29th Overseas Studies will host information sessions on our exciting new program in Shanghai, China and our program option at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.  Please see attached flyers for more information and the full schedule for Study Abroad Week (January 27th – 30th).  And don’t forget to join us for the campus-wide Study Abroad Fair this Thursday, January 30th from 10:00-2:00 on Trousdale!

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Summer (2014) Roman Excavation Class (4 units) at Ostia/Rome, Italy: AHIS 325 (June 9 – July 20): Deadline for the Housing Deposit, Friday, Feb. 28: See flyer

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Study Abroad Week Events

Next Tuesday, January 27th Overseas Studies will host information sessions on “Launching Your Career Through Study Abroad” (in conjunction with Career Fest) and our USC Paris & Sciences Po Programs.  Please see attached flyers for more information and the full schedule for Study Abroad Week (January 27th – 30th).  We look forward to having you join us!

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Career Center Weekly Newsletter

Opportunities

American Honda Motor Co. Global Trainee Program

This Trainee Program is a unique and challenging opportunity for students to receive direct exposure to Honda’s business culture. The program will require relocating to Japan for an extended period of time, therefore, a willingness to relocate, as well as fluency in both Japanese and English is required.

To be considered for this opportunity interested individuals must apply online under the Campus Recruiting section. The position is titled Global Business Trainee and can be accessed with the job code AHME000012.

Birthright Israel Excel

Interested in business and technology? The application for the Birthright Israel Excel summer internships in finance, venture capital, consulting, and technology is now open.

Birthright Israel Excel is an extraordinary program that provides expense-paid, ten-week summer internships in Israel for business and technology focused students. It is a program intended to identify the future business leaders of the next generation, expose them to the global thinking, and innovation that makes Israel an extraordinary business partner. Our Alumni Leadership Network has expanded to include many post-internship activities that include in-person and online seminars, an Annual Conference, mentoring with business executives, and regional special events to keep our network engaged in professional development.
Application deadline is February 2, 2014.

CIA National Clandestine Service Summer 2015 Internship Opportunities

Are you seeking a unique opportunity that could become an exciting career? If so, consider an internship with the CIA National Clandestine Service (NCS).

The NCS is seeking motivated, energetic Freshman for the NCS Summer 2015 Internship Program. This is a paid internship that takes place in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. Selected interns can expect to more than just shuffle paper or deliver coffee. Instead, this is a genuine opportunity to learn the business of the NCS. Applicants must be US Citizens. Applications are accepted until March 31, 2014.

To learn more and/or apply, visit www.cia.gov.

Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health

This is a paid 10-week summer environmental internship for undergraduate students who are passionate about the environment, interested in human health, and curious about how they are linked.

Interns will be placed in environmental health programs at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Environmental Health and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR) at CDC in Atlanta, GA (please note, the CDC has multiple locations in Atlanta and CLEH interns will be reporting to CDC’s Chamblee Campus and not CDC’s Roybal campus (the main CDC campus)). Over the course of the summer, interns will be exposed to a broad overview of environmental public health issues at the federal level.

Application deadline is January 29, 2014.

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

CBO provides the Congress with the objective, timely, and nonpartisan analyses needed for economic and budgetary decisions. CBO is now accepting applications from graduate students for the 2014 Volunteer Summer Internship Program through February 28, 2014. Interns contribute to CBO’s work in program areas such as budget and tax policy, health care, national defense, the environment, education, retirement and other income assistance, regulation, and public investment.

Summer internships are based on specific projects and typically last for 10 weeks.

Ideal candidates are pursuing graduate academic programs in the following fields:

Economics
Public policy/administration
Health policy
Finance
Mathematics
Statistics

Emma Bowen Foundation

The Foundation celebrates its 25th Anniversary in 2014! The Emma L. Bowen Foundation for Minority Interests in Media is a non-profit organization whose mission is to create career opportunities in the media industry for minority youth through a program that focuses on scholastic achievement, direct work experience and professional development. If selected, you will have the opportunity to work, develop valuable skills, and network with industry professionals each summer until you graduate from college. Students work in a variety of functional areas (e.g., marketing, sales, finance, public relations, production, operations, human resources, technology, news, web design, promotion, etc.) and rotate each summer. Currently, we have more than 260 active students nationwide and 550 graduates. Approximately 60-70 new students join the program each year.

Application deadline is January 31, 2014.

Enterprise Management Training Program

Attention USC Alums, Recent Grads and Graduating Seniors: ENTERPRISE has an immediate staffing need in Orange County.

Enterprise is the world’s largest rental car company. We are a global $16.4 billion industry leader with more than 8,000 locations, and our network of neighborhood locations gives you the opportunity to work almost anywhere in the country.

In the Management Training Program, you’ll learn how to run a million-dollar business, lead a team of professionals and get your sales and marketing techniques down to an art and a science. Our intensive program builds on your entrepreneurial spirit and gives you the skill set – a virtual on-the-job MBA – to make the types of crucial business decision you’ll be charged with every day.

At Enterprise, we work hard and we reward hard work. Benefits for Management Trainees include full benefits, paid vacations and holidays, a formal mentoring program and performance-based earnings.

If you like sales and are looking for a challenging career, please visit our website to learn more information.

If you would like to be considered for our entry-level Management Trainee position, please complete an online application and remember to write “USC-A.J. PEREZ” in the "Referral Source" section. Once the application has been completed, please contact A.J. Perez directly by phone at (818) 972-2207 to further discuss your qualifications and this exciting position.

Health Career Connection 2014 Paid Summer Internship

The Health Career Connection Comprehensive Summer Internship Program includes:

A paid, full-time 10-week internship placement in a partner organization. Interns work under the direction of a preceptor and work on meaningful projects that are educational for the student and benefit the organization and its community. Interns also learn about the how the organization is structured and operates and about the roles of administrative and clinical professionals.

Internship stipends range between $3,000 and $4,000. Housing and transportation are NOT provided by Health Career Connection.

If your application is selected, in person interviews are held in New York City, Boston, Chapel Hill, San Francisco/Oakland, Los Angeles, Fresno, and Coachella Valley.

Please visit our website for more information.

Application deadline is Friday, January 31, 2014.

To learn more and to register, please review the news and upcoming events page.

My Health Career Navigator

There are many great opportunities to gain meaningful and relevant experience in the health field. Internships and fellowships are great ways to gain exposure to a variety of careers, build relationships with potential mentors, and advance your academic and professional goals. Now is the time to begin researching and applying for these opportunities. Most summer programs have application deadlines of December, January, and February. To get started, browse our listing of summer internships across the country.

Application deadline is January 31, 2014.

National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

The NGLCC is a not-for-profit organization that specializes in helping lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)-owned and operated small businesses find opportunities to work with Fortune 500 companies. Through a process of certification, we work with LGBT business owners to connect them with our network and make grassroots economic change. The NGLCC team works in a fast-paced, energetic, and committed environment serving three core constituencies: small business owners, corporate partners, and local affiliate chamber leaders.

Do you like to work for change across the nation and around the world? Do you have a passion for entrepreneurs and economic equality? Intern with NGLCC and be part of the world’s largest economic advocacy organization for LGBT people. Available Internships include:

Communications Intern
Corporate Relations Intern
Supplier Diversity Intern
Meetings & Education Intern
External Affairs and Government Relations Intern

Qualifications:

Cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above
Enrollment at an accredited college/university or relevant work experience
Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite and Mac OSX software
Willingness to learn about and become engaged in the business and workplace aspect of the LGBT movement

To apply, email your resume, cover letter, a brief writing sample (2-3 pages), and hours of availability with the subject line, “NGLCC Internship” to internships@nglcc.com.

Organization for Action (OFA)
OFA is now accepting applications for full-time and part-time HQ Interns for the Summer 2014 HQ Internship Program in Chicago, IL. HQ Interns will have the unique opportunity to work closely with staff in advancing the President’s agenda. Departmental placements available include Grassroots Organizing, Training, Issue Campaigns, Digital, Press and Finance. Please include your departmental placement preferences in your cover letter. Accepted HQ Interns will be paired with departments based on their stated interest, qualifications and availability. This is a 14-week, unpaid internship program.

Washington, D.C. location is not our primary location and has a limited number of staff and, accordingly, internship positions available. As a result, we are no longer considering candidates for this location.

The ideal candidate is a highly motivated individual with a strong desire to learn and a deep commitment to OFA’s mission. Requirements of the candidate include:

Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
Strong desire to learn and work in the field of public service, grassroots organizing, and political engagement
Strong project management skills
Detail oriented, thinking critically and creatively
Ability to work efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced environment
Strong commitment to changing the world

Summer Program Dates: May 2014 – August 2014.

If you are interested in volunteering in your state, consider applying to the Organizing for Action Organizing Fellowship Program.

TCG (Theatre Communications Group) Internship Program
Are you a young professional or student looking to start a career in not-for-profit theatre? Check out past TCG intern testimonials on our website! As the national service organization for the not-for-profit professional theatre, TCG offers services in line with our mission: to strengthen, nurture, and promote the not-for-profit American theatre. TCG serves theatre artists and organizations by recognizing and encouraging activism, artistry, diversity, and global citizenship. We provide professional development for theatre leaders, research and data analysis for the field and advocacy on the federal level. Additionally, we keep the field informed of trends and changes through American Theatre magazine, maintain a database of theatre job opportunities called ARTSEARCH, and publish play scripts and other books through our award-winning book program. Apply for an internship in the following areas:

American Theatre magazine and TCG Books
Communications
Conferences
Development
Executive Office
Graphic Design
International and Artistic Programs
Research, Policy, and Collective Action

Our internships are generally held in the fall, spring and summer semesters. There is no housing or stipend available, but TCG makes sure to provide other worthwhile benefits and perks. Some of these include interacting with the national theatre community, networking opportunities at our field-wide events, practical experience in a variety of professional disciplines, free books, plays, and copies of American Theatre magazine and discount ticket offers.

Please visit TCG for detailed descriptions of the internships available and information on how to apply.

The Urban Prep Fellows Program: A Unique Year of Service Opportunity in Urban Education

In Chicago, just one in forty African-American boys in public schools earns a college degree by age 25. But for four years in a row at Urban Prep Academies, the nation’s first network of all-male charter public high schools, 100% of seniors have gained admission to attend four-year colleges and universities. Do you have the skills, passion, and energy to help us continue to make this vision a reality? Consider applying to join the Urban Prep Fellows Program, a distinctive full-time, one-year service fellowship opportunity for recent college graduates. Urban Prep Fellows augment and support regular classroom learning by building bonds with first year students through academic and personal advising, managing after-school activities, communicating with families, and leading a small-group seminar course. During their service year, Fellows are provided with housing, transportation, health and dental insurance, and a monthly living stipend.

Complete our simple online application today!

Application Deadline is February 15, 2014.  Applications submitted after February 15th, will be reviewed on a rolling basis if positions are still available.

Learn more about Urban Prep by viewing this short video, visiting the Urban Prep Fellows website or contacting the Fellows Program Manager, Dom McKoy, at dmckoy@urbanprep.org.

SCHOLARSHIPS

California Community Service-Learning Program

This program is designed to increase the number of qualified medical providers who have a commitment to improving access to quality healthcare in medically underserved communities in California.

$5,000 scholarship for self-directed community health project
14 awards for African Americans, Latinos or Native Americans from California
Eligible candidates must be a California native, US citizen, and be currently enrolled in an accredited medical school in California

For more info contact us at scholarships@nmfonline.org or visit our website.

Application deadline is February 13, 2014.

The LAGRANT Foundation Scholarship

The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) provides 15 scholarships annually to ethnically diverse minority undergraduate and graduate students who are attending accredited institutions and are pursuing careers in the fields of advertising, marketing or public relations.

Application Deadline February 28, 2014.

The Surety and Fidelity Industry Intern and Scholarship Program for Minority Students (SFIISP)

Established in 2003, the Surety and Fidelity Industry Intern and Scholarship Program for Minority Students provides awards of up to $5,000 to outstanding minority students to support their studies in the areas of insurance/risk management, accounting, or business/finance and to encourage their consideration of the surety industry and surety/fidelity underwriting as a career choice. This program is administered by The Surety Foundation, the educational arm of The Surety & Fidelity Association of America (SFAA).

Application deadline is January 31, 2014.

FELLOWSHIPS

2014 Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship

The Payne Program is designed to attract outstanding young people to careers in international development as USAID Foreign Service Officers. The Payne Fellowship Program provides benefits valued at up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master’s degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at USAID missions overseas, and provides professional development and support activities. Applicants must be college seniors or graduates looking to start graduate school in the fall of the year they apply, have GPAs of at least 3.2 and be U.S. citizens.

The program welcomes applications from those with any undergraduate major and encourages applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the USAID Foreign Service and those with financial need. Information and application materials for the program are available at www.paynefellows.org. The application deadline is January 27, 2014. The Program is funded by USAID and managed by Howard University. Please feel free to contact Tessa.henry@howard.edu for more information.

American Bar Foundation’s 2014 Montgomery Summer Research Diversity Fellowships
This is a truly unique opportunity for four highly qualified, diverse undergraduates to join us at our offices in Chicago, IL for 8 weeks to learn about how to break into the fields of law and social science.  Housing, transportation (local and to-and-from Chicago), and a living stipend are provided. Students attend field visits throughout the City of Chicago, meet with professionals who work in the field, attend a weekly seminar, and work one-on-one with a professor on a research project of the professor’s choosing. (Note: students cannot choose their own research topic.)

To apply, students must be current sophomores or juniors with at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicants must also be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and, most importantly, demonstrate diversity.

Application Deadline is February 15, 2014.

The Capital Fellows Programs

The Capital Fellows Programs offer a unique opportunity to participate in policymaking and development. Fellows work for 10-11 months as full-time, paid staff members in the California State Assembly, California State Senate, California Executive Branch or the California Judiciary. Fellows actively engage in public service and prepare for future careers, while gaining firsthand experience in the governance and leadership of the most diverse, complex state in the nation.

Prospective Capital Fellows must have a bachelor’s degree (in any major) by September 1, 2014 and a demonstrated interest in California state government and public service. Applicants may apply to one or more of the programs that meet their interests and qualifications. Recent graduates, graduate, postgraduate, and mid-career applicants are welcome. For the 2014-15 fellowship year, individuals must complete the online application by the deadline of February 10, 2014. If you have questions regarding the Capital Fellows Programs or need brochures, please contact Sacramento State’s Center for California Studies at (916) 278-6906 or calstudies@csus.edu.

Global Health Corps Fellowship

Global Health Corps is excited to announce that the application for the 2014-2015 Global Health Corps fellowship is open! GHC is looking for driven, passionate, young leaders with diverse skill sets and experiences to join the movement for health equity. One-year paid fellowship positions are available with high impact NGOs and government organizations in East Africa, Southern Africa, and the US. Applicants can apply for up to 3 positions that match their interests and skills, from project management to monitoring and evaluation, engineering, communications and more. We are looking for people from a broad range of sectors and disciplines.

Application deadline is January 26, 2014.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

Be 30 years old or younger
Have at least a bachelor’s degree
Be proficient in English
No prior health or international experience is necessary!

WHAT BENEFITS FELLOWS RECEIVE

Livable monthly stipend
Free housing and utilities
Health insurance
A professional development grant of $600
A completion award of $1500
An advising program that pairs fellows with a mentor in their area of work or interest
A two-week Training Institute at Yale University in the United States to begin the fellowship
An End-of-Year retreat in East Africa to finish the fellowship
Three multi-day retreats during the year
Travel to placement site, all trainings and back home
Professional development and personal support from a dedicated in-country program manager
Accompaniment program led by Still Harbor

USC Office of Academic & International Fellowships

Fellowships For Current Juniors:

• Beinecke Scholarship – The scholarship provides funding for graduate study in the arts, humanities or social sciences. Students must have a history of receiving need-based financial aid during undergraduate years. Deadline: January 31, 2014

For Current Sophomores or Juniors:

• Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship – The scholarship provides undergraduate funding for students interested in a career in mathematics, natural science or engineering and who intend to pursue a doctoral degree. Deadline: February 3, 2014.

• Udall Scholarship – The scholarship provides undergraduate funds up to $5,000 for students interested in pursuing a career in tribal public policy, Native American health care, or the environment. Students attend an orientation in Arizona as part of the scholarship. Students from all majors are eligible to apply. Deadline: February 10, 2014.

Undergraduate Summer, Fall, or Spring Study Abroad:

• Gilman Scholarship – For summer 2014, fall 2014, and academic year 2014-2015 study abroad programs – deadline is March 4, 2014. The scholarship funds study abroad programs for students who are receiving a Federal Pell Grant.

For Current Freshmen or Sophomores:

• Fulbright UK Summer Institute – The program funds 3-6 week academic & cultural summer programs in UK. Eligible undergraduates must have at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete at USC. Past topics have included: Shakespeare, archaeology, Scotland, the arts, Ireland, and contemporary Wales.

Deadline: February 27 or March 6, 2014 (depends on institute selected).

Graduate Study or Service Opportunity:

• Rotary Global Grants – Rotary supports international humanitarian activities and/or graduate study with sustainable high-impact outcomes in one or more of the six areas of focus listed on the website. The grant is offered for any country with a Rotary club. Deadline: Spring semester (varies by club).

More information about fellowships (including application instructions) click here. We post useful resources and deadline information on our Facebook page.