Events, Opportunities, Internships, Classes

For general resources and opportunities, including standing internships offered every semester, go HERE

For calls for undergraduate papers, go HERE

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The Elder Rehab program at the Tucson Jewish Community Center

We have openings for 12 interns or volunteers for the spring 2018 semester.
Elder Rehab is a program that provides physical exercise and memory- and language-stimulation activities to memory-challenged senior adults. Each senior participant is matched with a UA intern or volunteer who supervises their assigned partner in 20 2-hour  one-to-one sessions per semester. Hours are arranged between the student and caregiver of the assigned partner. Interns can easily fulfill the 45 hours required for one credit. Typically, with training and two social events per semester, students will accrue up to 50 hours.  One open book quiz on an assigned reading, plus an end-of-semester report culled from weekly reports of partner progress are also required. Current CPR certification is required by the start of the program which will begin the week of January 22.  Applicants are selected on a first come, first served basis, with preference given to graduating seniors and students who commit to two semesters.

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LOOKING FOR A FUN SUMMER JOB?

Teach new Wildcats how to Bear Down and apply to become an Orientation and Welcome Leader!

www.orientation.arizona.edu

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LGBTQ Affairs is hiring two student positions as a Front Desk Student Assistant

Must be Work-Study Eligible to apply. Application HERE.

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Dear Wildcat!

Project SOAR would love for you to join our class this Spring 2018.  This 2-unit course meets one day per week on campus and then you mentor at a local middle school one time per week!  Enroll with your friends and mentor at the same school!!
Enroll in HED 397B and share your college experiences with middle school students in Tucson!  This 2-unit course qualifies for the 100% Engagement Designation on your transcript.

Please view this link for a short video made by one of our SOAR Mentors:  https://www.facebook.com/UAProjectSOAR/videos/1253855057988942/
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The Philosophy Department at the University of Windsor is Proud to Announce the 12th Annual “Critical Reflections: An Undergraduate Philosophy Conference”
All undergraduate students interested in participating are invited to submit a 250-400 word abstract for a 10-12 page paper (suitable for a 20 minute presentation). Presentations will be followed by a 10 minute question and answer period. Submissions from any area of philosophy are welcome. This is a great chance for undergraduate students interested in philosophical issues to gain experience showcasing their work and engaging with their peers. “Critical Reflections” will be held in the McPherson Lounge of Alumni Hall at the University of Windsor on Friday March 9th, 2018. The deadline for
submissions is January 31st, 2018. Notice of acceptance can be expected within a few days after the deadline. Abstracts will be chosen through blind review. All submissions should be entered through our conference website: http://scholar.uwindsor.ca/essaysofsignificance/  (Click “Submit Abstract”).
The conference website will be used to receive both undergraduate and graduate abstracts. For convenience, please indicate that you are an undergraduate student
when submitting your abstract. For inquiries, please visit the conference website, or contact: uwphil@gmail.com For technical support, please contact: djohnst@uwindsor.ca
Some funding may be available for assisting students with accommodation costs. There will be a Keynote Address following the Conference. The keynote speaker will be announced at a later date.

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Dianoia, Boston College’s peer-reviewed Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy, is currently accepting submissions -- until January 25, 2018 -- for its Spring issue.

Dianoia is looking for thoughtful and original papers on any topic pertaining to philosophy.  The mission of our journal is to foster open, interdisciplinary philosophical discussion and writing among undergraduate students at institutions across the country.  Important Guidelines:  While we have no maximum or minimum page length, we do request that all submissions comply with Chicago Style citations (footnotes and a complete Bibliography), and that submissions are accessible to an undergraduate audience.  Manuscripts should be submitted in Microsoft Word format.  Double submissions are allowed, but we do not accept works that have been published elsewhere. Please email submissions to:  dianoia@bc.edu. (Please include your name, paper title, and university in the submission e-mail, but exclude any identifying information from the document.) We encourage you to browse our website for past editions of Dianoia as well as for other important information pertaining to our journal. Websitehttps://www.bc.edu/bc-web/schools/mcas/departments/philosophy/undergraduate/dianoia.html

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Internship Positions:  Presidio San Agustin:  Day at the Fort (potential 1-6 units of credit)

Presidio San Agustin is the recreation of the fort that was the beginning of the City of Tucson.          Interns will support the recreation of the living history museum for 4th grade students known as     “Friday at the Fort”.  Interns will receive training and participate in several Friday experiences throughout the semester.  Each Friday at the Fort begins at 8:00am for set up and interns will remain until 2:00pm for cleanup. During the Friday at the Fort Experience, interns will be paired with a docent to work with students to teach skills such as spinning wool, marching, grinding corn, making beads, calligraphy, chores (washing clothes on a rock, planting seeds…), playing games etc. In addition to the skills that to be gained working with the students, interns will also have opportunities’ in:

·Planning ·Organization ·Time management ·Recruitment ·Communication ·Materials management ·Recruiting and keeping volunteers ·Group organization and management · Learning theory ·Management of paperwork · Instructional preparation

If interns are interested, there are additional opportunities within the museum as tour guides, display curators and preservationists, and program presenters once they have successfully completed this initial internship. In addition to the training and experience, interns will receive lunch from Subway, and streetcar fare, or parking validation for one of the public works garages. For more information contact:  tbaxter559@aol.com

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Pride Alliance Intern Applications

A very exciting time of the year has come!! Pride Alliance is looking for interns for this upcoming Spring semester! If you want to learn more about the internship and what the expectations are for interns, please read the application here. Feel free to contact the Pride Alliance co-directors or our internship coordinator Deanna Lewis (our contact can be found at this link) with any questions you may have!

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We’re writing to share word with you about the Costa Rica Climate Justice Study Abroad Program--and to wish you a joyful semester.

In a time of great environmental, social, and political change, it is seemingly more important than ever before to foster meaningful dialogue around what community resiliency is and looks like, including the need for climate justice. Helping to build strong community by learning what the far-reaching effects on various populations are and will be, is critical to the path of a more sustainably and just world.

Launched in May 2016, the program brings together a multitude of environmental and climate justice leaders around Tucson and Costa Rica. Farmers, biologists, indigenous peoples, students, community advocates (young and wise), and others, will share their stories and help bring together the character skills required for cross-sector movement building as our climate quickly shifts. Consequently, the curriculum is crafted around community-based work, engaging with literature regarding the movement of climate justice, and hearing the stories from leaders who are actively bringing environmental justice to light.

Given that the issues the program focuses on are highly interdisciplinary, we are encouraging students from a wide variety of majors and backgrounds to apply, not only those who are in environmental disciplines. The program offers six units of undergraduate and graduate credit and is supported by multiple community partners in Arizona and Costa Rica, including the UA Hispanic Center of Excellence, Office of Study Abroad, and School of Natural Resources and the Environment. See the webpage https://global.arizona.edu/study-abroad/program/energy-water-and-health and attached flier for more information, or contact Madeline Kiser: mkiser@dakotacom.net  Scholarships are available!

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The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Tucson is looking for Spring interns! If your students are interested in assisting the Tucson refugee community, please inform them of the following positions:

Students can apply on our website.

The International Rescue Committee provides opportunities for refugees, asylees, survivors of torture, and other immigrants to thrive in America. The IRC works with government bodies, civil society actors, and local volunteers and interns to help them translate their past experiences into assets that are valuable to their new communities.

Why intern at the IRC? Internships at the International Rescue Committee in Tucson provide college students and recent graduates with opportunities to gain professional experiences and exposure to different fields. Interns learn to work in a multi-cultural environment, build professional networks within the community and cultivate adaptability and creativity in a dynamic world.

Check out what our current interns had to say about working here:

  • “I chose to work with the IRC because I really believe in the work that they do. I started as a family mentor in 2014, which I loved. In the past year or so, however, it’s become even more important to me to be active in the causes I care about and to consciously participate in making the Tucson community a more welcoming and socially just place. I really love it here and am constantly touched by the beauty and depth of culture that our refugee communities have worked so hard to carry with them and grow anew in Tucson.” – Rachel DeLozier, Intensive Case Management Intern
  • “About one month ago, I was taking one of our clients to a primary care follow-up appointment, a middle-aged blind woman from the Democratic Republic of the Congo who spoke very little English. She had been in the US for a little while and came with her brother, but being a blind refugee in a new country trying to adapt to a new society, language, and navigate getting care...I can't even imagine the difficulties. We had her PCP appointment [and] made sure she knew her care plan. Then, when walking out of the physician office as I'm holding her hand to guide her, she squeezed my hand three times and said, "God bless you. God bless you." At that moment, I realized why I do this. Her and most of our clients are so grateful for our assistance ensuring their health...I'm just happy to have the opportunity to assist and meet such great people.” – Jason Hyman, Health and Medical Advocacy Intern
  • “I chose to intern here because I wanted to get involved with a non-profit. Then when I heard about the travel ban, I was so mad and upset, and wanted to do something. Everyone was at the airport and protesting, but I wasn’t in Phoenix so I couldn’t go. I was trying to think of something else I could do and then I started looking at organizations, and this [the IRC] was one that stood out to me.” – Rayna Cazares, Health and Medical Advocacy Intern

Read about our current interns and their experiences at the International Rescue Committee! If you are interested in becoming one of the IRC’s Spring Interns, please apply on our website!

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The Institute of the Environment's Green Guides website hosts everything green and sustainability-related on the UA campus in one place.  If you are interested in environment-related opportunities on and off campus, please visit the Green Guides. There is a broad range of opportunities, from sciences to the arts.

We posted a list of "green" courses offered in Spring 2018. This list compiles nearly 500 environment-related courses from all subjects offered on campus. E-mail: greenguides@email.arizona.edu  Website: greenguides.arizona.edu

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TEEN ASTRONOMY CAFÉS

Do your students enjoy exploring new topics about space?

The Teen Astronomy Café program is an out-of-school program that offers high school students opportunities to interact with scientists who work at the forefront of astronomy. 

Description: Students explore the birth and death of stars, killer asteroids, the structure of the universe, gravitational waves, dark energy, dark matter, colliding galaxies and more. A hands-on activity related to the short presentation will follow as part of the Teen Astronomy Cafés experience — either a state-of-the-art computer lab activity, a movie, a deeper discussion, or an exploration of the topic with a 3-D printer or an Oculus Rift™. The students will use the actual computer programs and data that the scientists use!

The Teen Astronomy Cafés are open to all high school students at no cost. They are hosted by the National Optical Astronomy Observatory.

Dates and Topics: The first Saturday mornings of the month from October through May (except for January):

Oct. 7, 2017    Looking through Gravitational Lenses

Nov. 4, 2017    Life and Death of Stars

Dec. 2, 2017    Our Vast Universe

Feb. 3, 2018    Killer Asteroids

Mar. 3, 2018    Island Universes

Apr. 7, 2018    Galactic Archaeology: From Little to Big

May 5, 2018    Our Galactic Neighborhood

Times: 9:30am until noon

Location: In room 27 of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory at 950 N. Cherry Ave in Tucson on the University of Arizona campus.

Please register for any astronomy café of interest: http://www.teenastronomycafe.org (under “Join Us!”)

More information about the talks and downloadable posters at: http://www.teenastronomycafe.org

Posters for TUSD, Sunnyside, Sahuarita, Flowing Wells and Amphi have been approved by those districts and are downloadable from the website.

Have questions? Contact: Connie Walker, Co-Director at cwalker@noao.edu or 520-318-8535 or Elliot Kisiel, Lead Student, at ekisiel@noao.edu.

We look forward to seeing you at the

TEEN ASTRONOMY CAFÉS!

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