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OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLNA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
INTERNSHIPS & AWARDS
EVENTS & MEETINGS
PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
2/4 – APPLES offers summer internships for UNC students. Through an application and interview process, qualified students are matched with nonprofit and governmental organizations for internships during the summer. Interns work 35-40 hours per week for eight to ten weeks (320 total hours), earning $2,500 in funding and an hour of academic credit. Internships are open to all majors and we encourage all undergraduates to apply. For details, visit APPLES online.
Applications are open for the Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award. This award offers $2,000 and $3,000 to undergraduate and graduate students. Applications are due Feb. 4 and may be submitted online through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For details, visit CCPS online.
The Carolina Center for Public Service is accepting nominations for the Ned Brooks Award for Public Service. Nominations are due by 11:59 p.m., Feb. 4 and may be submitted through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal by students, staff, faculty and/or community members. See detailed awards information online.
APPLES is accepting proposals for service-learning course development grants to support undergraduate courses. APPLES seeks to award five $8,000 grants and three $1,500 mini-grants to develop courses that integrate community-based service into the curriculum and promote the pedagogy of service-learning. For more information on the application and to apply, visit www.unc.edu/ccps/portal. Applications deadline is Monday, Feb. 18.
INTERNSHIPS & AWARDS
Get valuable professional experience relevant to communications, nonprofit management, fundraising or event planning. Take on themed projects that connect to your interests and abilities. To apply, send your resume and a cover letter detailing which internship is the best fit for you and why you would be the ideal candidate to email@example.com. Learn more at http://cfk.unc.edu/aboutus/jobs/.
The Z. Smith Reynolds Nonprofit Internship Program will award 20 students with paid summer internships at 20 different organizations across the state of North Carolina. Eligible students must be 1) a full-time student in a four-year college or university, 2) a resident of North Carolina or attending an institution of higher education in the state, and 3) receiving a Pell grant during the current academic year. Applications and more information can be found online.
3/6 – Orange County Emergency Services is looking for individuals interested in summer internships to gain experience working in the field of Emergency Management. Interns will receive an introduction to the operations of an emergency services department at the local level. Application deadline is March 6 with the internship running May 20 to August 9 (flexible). Visit Orange County Emergency Services online for an application and additional information.
EVENTS & MEETINGS
Philanthropy Journal, a program of the Institute for Nonprofits, presents this interactive workshop designed for staff, board members and professional advisors who want to help organizations and foundations build and sustain a successful endowment. The workshop includes all of the tools and tactics for building a strategic endowment plan and how to create a solid foundation for the endowment with proper policies and procedures. Register online by Feb. 6.
PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
Student Undergraduate Teaching and Staff Awards (SUTASA), established in 1989, are the only teaching awards on campus that are nominated, selected and funded entirely by undergraduate students. SUTASA is currently looking for new members to join the selection committee for this spring. If interested, contact firstname.lastname@example.org by Jan 31. Include your name, year and major, as well as a statement of interest describing (in 250 words or less) why you would like to join the committee.
Child Care Services Association is hosting the 33rd annual Advancing Skills and Knowledge (ASK) Conference for early childhood educators on Saturday, Jan. 26 at East Chapel Hill High School. Volunteers are needed for the following shifts: registration from 7 – 8:30 a.m.; marshals from 7 – 10:15 a.m.; lunch from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. If interested, contact Allie Davis.
First Response Volunteer’s (FRV) provide a welcoming and helpful atmosphere and help client’s access the agency’s programs and services. Volunteers assess clients’ needs to determine whether they can be met by Compass Center or should be referred appropriate services in the community. FRV’s are also occasionally asked to assist with various administrative tasks. A seven-hour training is required, Tuesday Feb. 5 and Thursday, Feb. 7 from 5:30 – 9 p.m. For details, contact email@example.com.
The Compass Center for Women and Families seeks volunteer advocates to answer the domestic violence hotline and meet with clients in person to provide crisis intervention, emotional support, court advocacy and referrals. Weekday and overnight shifts are available. Training begins Feb. 5 and will cover topics including the dynamics of domestic abuse, active listening and legal issues. To apply, contact Susan Friedman, call 919-929-3872 or visit online.
Volunteers 18 years of age an older are needed to help kids and teens with disabilities learn to swim. Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation Adapted Aquatics class takes place Wednesday evenings at Homestead Aquatics Center (300 Northern Parks Dr. off of MLK Blvd.) Choose from two classes: 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. and 7:30 – 8:15 p.m. Feb. 6 to April 17 (no class March 15 or April 3). No teaching experience necessary. If interested, contact Marian Kaslovsky, call 919-968-2813 or register online.
The North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center (NCTRC) needs lesson volunteers. NCTRC offers the fun of horseback riding, along with its physical and psychological benefits, to children and adults with special needs. Volunteers are needed to help with the spring lesson session (Feb. 11 – June 14). Volunteers work directly with riders and horses in class. No experience necessary and training is provided. For more information, contact NCTRC.
MANO ESL Program meets twice a week at Carrboro Elementary school on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7 to 8:15 p.m. A carpool leaves the Davis ATMs at 6:35 p.m. and more volunteers who can drive in our carpool are needed. Volunteers will be reimbursed. Volunteers are also needed to tutor English to non-native adults or to work with our childcare program. For more information, contact Sarah Pederson.
Benevolence Farm, a nonprofit organization, seeks an intern to work with the executive director on marketing and communications projects, specifically to maintain and develop the organization’s social media presence. The intern will learn about the issues facing incarcerated and re-entrant women in North Carolina and will also gain experience in nonprofit marketing and communications. Visit Benevolence Farm online for more details.
Interested in social change and community development? Each One Teach One (EOTO) is a jump-start nonprofit organization funded by the APPLES Service-Learning Bryan Social Innovation Fellowship. Its goal is to develop a community center for youth in St. Thomas Parish, Jamaica. EOTO is selecting students with experience in budgeting and finance or grant-writing to serve on its board of directors. Contact Akilah Ffriend if interested.
UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE
Whenever disasters strike – in North Carolina, the United States or around the world – Carolina students, faculty and staff immediately ask, “What can we do to help?” If you are aware of disaster response or recovery efforts being coordinated on campus that you would like listed on this page, please send an email to CCPS.
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The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) publishes the Public Service News to keep students, faculty, staff and community members up-to-date on current public service resources, programs and volunteer opportunities. For more info on CCPS, please visit http://ccps.unc.edu/. If you are involved in public service and would like to post an announcement, fill out our online request form at http://ccps.unc.edu/news-events/public-service-news-listserv/next-weeks-listserv/. The deadline for inclusion is 5 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to Monday publication. Public Service News is published only when class is in session, once per week during the academic year and bi-weekly during the summer sessions.
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