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June, 2014

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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.



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Scholarship Opportunities

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

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 hannah@impactanalytics.com and put "Internship" in the subject line.  Learn more about Impact Analytics.
Raith Media: Summer Internships for journalists, web designers, and graphic design
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 eric@raithmedia.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.

Paid Summer Environmental Education Internship Position Available!

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.

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.


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.
Skills Required:

  • 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

Contact Fran Sachs with questions. Visit the EMA website.


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.

El Sol, Jupiter Neighborhood Resource Center - Multiple opportunities

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.



Study Abroad  

Peace & Conflict Resolution in the Middle East & Beyond: Summer Program

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 studyabroad@fie.org.uk (phone: 1-800-856-4358) for more information.



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  • Date, time and location
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  • Name, phone number and FAU email address for contact person
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