Other Opportunities

The Department of American Studies frequently receives information regarding opportunities for majors to enrich their professional and educational experiences.  The Department does not specifically endorse the following opportunities but provides them as a resource for its undergraduates.  Please contact Jason Ruiz, Director of Undergraduate Studies, if you would like to discuss any of these items in greater detail.

AnBryce Foundation Seeks Summer Camp Counselors

The AnBryce Foundation is a philanthropic organization that promotes social change by building a community of global citizens through education, career, cultural, and leadership opportunities to under-resourced young people.

The AnBryce Foundation welcomes volunteer parents, teachers, students and others who would like to join our team of professionals as we nurture a generation of the nation's most promising young leaders.

We are particularly interested in college students enrolled in Education and the social sciences who want the opportunity to train with teaching professionals as we implement the new reading curriculum in all Foundation programming. In addition, college students enrolled in the Federal Work Study Program are encouraged to fulfill their hours as teachers and mentors with the AnBryce Foundation.

If you would like to volunteer your time or you are interested in applying for a seasonal position in our programs, please contact info@anbryce.org.

Current job opportunities include:

Camp Dogwood Summer Academy

June through August:

  • Camp Counselors
  • Rites of Passage Program Leaders
  • Certified Lifeguard
  • Certified Swim Instructor
  • Camp Cooks and Kitchen Assistants

All salaries are competitive and commensurate to regional, non-profit industry guidelines and standards. Prospective employees and volunteers of the AnBryce Foundation will be subject to a comprehensive background check and drug testing.

Learn more about the AnBryce Foundation at their website.

 

Historic Deerfield Summer Fellowship Program

Historic Deerfield

Historic Deerfield, Inc. invites college juniors and seniors to apply for its nine-week, tuition-free Summer Fellowship Program in History and Material Culture. Located in the scenic Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Historic Deerfield is the perfect place to explore New England and regional history, material culture and museum studies.

Summer Fellows...

  • Live in the historic village
  • Explore history and material culture studies in hands-on classroom seminars, walking tours and room studies with Historic Deerfield staff and visiting lecturers
  • Learn to guide and interpret in Historic Deerfield's furnished museum houses
  • Conduct original research on New England history and material culture using museum and library collections
  • Go on behind-the-scenes visits to historic sites in New England and take a week-long road trip to museums in the mid-Atlantic and Virginia
  • Pay no tuition or program fees

The summer program runs from June 12-August 14, 2017.  Applications must be received or postmarked by February 10, 2017.  Applicants will be notified in March.

For more information and an application, visit www.historic-deerfield.org/sfp

 

Impact

FOR OUR ENVIRONMENT, OUR DEMOCRACY, OUR FUTURE.

Apply today!

Impact is a non-profit project of leading advocacy organizations, including Environment America and U.S. PIRG, that creates the grassroots action and power it takes to make an impact on issues that matter. We’re hiring a team of organizers for a two-year program.

Organizers currently work in 25 states. We’re working with national campaigns to get our country to 100 percent renewable energy, reduce corporate agriculture’s pollution of our water, and end the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms.

WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH IMPACT 

What will you do with Impact? First, you’ll come together with other new and experienced staff from across the country to learn how to make your impact in classroom trainings on the issues, our campaigns, our strategies and the tactics you’ll be using throughout the year. Then, you’ll put those skills to use in the field.

Your campaign assignment will depend in part on where you applied to work and where you can make the biggest difference. For example, you might build the coalition that convinces a major restaurant to stop serving meat raised on antibiotics. Or you could organize the news event that convinces the governor in your state that switching to more renewable energy is an opportunity to be a hero with the public.

Even when there’s not a vote coming up, organizing helps build long-term power to secure victories in the future. By first educating people on an issue and then winning them over to our point of view, we lay the groundwork for political change. It’s challenging, fun and incredibly meaningful. We’re taking on big issues and we’re up against big adversaries. We run campaigns with concrete goals, detailed plans, rigorous training, and above all, a laser- like focus on results.

HOW YOU’LL MAKE AN IMPACT

Every day with Impact is different. You could be connecting with new health or consumer groups to build a coalition to stop antibiotic overuse, speaking in a church basement or at a town hall meeting on 100 percent renewable energy, organizing a news event on water pollution from factory farms, or meeting with an editorial board about any of these issues.

During the summer, you’ll run a citizen outreach canvass—and have the power of a paid staff of college students and others ready to help you build support for an issue, recruit new members, and raise funds for the campaign. And you’ll recruit the next wave of Impact organizers and interns so we can continue to work on more campaigns. So if what you want to do after college is to join a team of people who bring their passion to work every day to make an impact on issues that matter, then we’re the group for you.

PAY & BENEFITS

The target annual compensation for this position is $26,000 in the first year. Impact offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.

TO LEARN MORE AND APPLY: WeAreImpact.org

Impact is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.

Katie Otterbeck, a Notre Dame alum who now works for Impact, will be on campus on October 12 if any students are interested in meeting with her. Contact information is below.

Katie Otterbeck
Impact Campaign Organizer 
Katie@weareimpact.org 
c: (239) 434.7275

 

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

CUSE is seeking applicants for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, which offers postgraduate English teaching assistant and study/research grant opportunities in over 130 countries. Interested juniors and seniors should visit http://cuse.nd.edu/fellowships/fellowships/fulbright to RSVP for one of our upcoming information sessions and learn more about the application process. The English teaching awards do not require teaching experience, though the study/research grants typically require previous research experience, preferably internationally.

 

NBC Universal Page Program

Interning as a page at NBC Universal in New York offers one of the best experiences for anyone interested in pursuing a career in the entertainment field. 2015 AMST graduate, Lesley Stevenson, participated in the program, and you can read about her experience here.

More information available here.

 

UK/Asia Scholarships Announcement

Outstanding juniors and seniors with 3.7+ GPAs who have demonstrated both leadership potential on campus, in the community, or in their academic fields and an interest in graduate study at prestigious British or Chinese institutions should visit http://cuse.nd.edu/fellowships/fellowships/uk-asia to learn more about the UK/Asia Scholarships, including the Rhodes, Marshall, Gates, Churchill, Schwarzman, and Luce programs. Students can RSVP there for upcoming information sessions and learn about the first steps in the application process.

 

Turning Green Degrees into Sustainable Careers

Turning Green Degrees Into Sustainable Careers is an expert-driven guide that provides green-minded students the resources they need to carry their green lifestyle choices throughout their education and into their careers. 

http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/green-degrees/

 

City Internships

City Internships runs immersive career training programs for college students and recent graduates. They’re designed to expand participants’ horizons and get them job-ready. For each program, on top of hard and soft skill building at weekly career seminars, workshops and networking events, participants undertake an internship placement at one of our partner companies.
Students and graduates develop real-world skills, build their professional network and fast-track their career.

Join the program in London, Los Angeles, New York or Sydney.
 
Students can apply here: www.city-internships.com/apply/

What’s included?

·         An eight week placement with a leading company
·         Career seminars, skills workshops & networking events
·         Social events & weekend excursions
·         Local mentorship & 24/7 support
·         Optional accommodation package

Industry choices

Placements are available in the following industries; Banking and Financial Services, Art, Fashion and Design, Marketing, Advertising and PR, Consulting and Professional Services, Entertainment, Media and Journalism, Law and Politics and Technology and Engineering.

Updated 2016 Program Prospectus
 
The 2016 Program Prospectus (www.city-internships.com/ProgramProspectus2016.pdf) neatly summarizes the programs across London, Los Angeles, New York and Sydney with an included curriculum timeline, alumni stories, information on accommodation and much more.

Spring, summer and fall programs in London, Los Angeles, New York City, and Sydney.

Learn more and apply at http://city-internships.com.

 

PIRG Campus Action

Over the years, our team of professional organizers have helped students win major victories. In November, PIRG Campus Action organizers worked in Maine and Seattle to pass reforms that limit the influence of big money in our elections. In October, we convinced Subway - the world's largest fast food chain - to phase out antibiotics from its meat supply. Last year we organized students across the country to fight for more clean energy and this summer the president announced a plan that will be the biggest step our country has ever taken to address climate change.

If you want to keep making a difference on issues like climate change, hunger and homelessness, and college affordability; if you want to be out in the real world making a real difference once you graduate; if you're serious about building on the experience you've had organizing with PIRG Campus Action—become a campus organizer and lead more students to take action.
 
Apply today: http://pirgcampusaction.org/apply.html

 

AMA Peru

Our mission is to Help, Motivate, and Learn. Our goal is to give volunteers the opportunity to help the impoverished communities of our country. Also, our volunteers are given the chance to become a part of a new culture while lending a hand to different cities in Peru. We want our volunteers to learn about Peruvian culture and fall in love with Peru and its diverse traditions, landscapes, cuisines and  people.

Please do not miss this opportunity to help, motivate and learn about another part of this beautiful world and yourself!

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For more information: http://amaperunpo.org/

To apply: http://amaperunpo.org/apply-now/volunteer/

 

Roberts Undergraduate Research Endowment in East Asian Studies

The Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE) is pleased to offer a special funding opportunity for undergraduate research activities in East Asia. We therefore highly encourage undergraduates to develop proposals to conduct research projects that take place in East Asia. This research can take place during the academic year or over the summer, and there are no restrictions on the duration of the research. The research can be entirely independent or conducted in collaboration with a lab or organization.

For more information, visit: http://cuse.nd.edu/undergraduate-research/funding-research/cuse-grants/grant-types/special-grants/#Roberts

 

Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE): Spring Postgraduate Fellowships Recruitment

The Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Recruitment (CUSE) has begun recruitment for its postgraduate fellowships for the academic year 2016-2017. All of these fellowships will support postgraduate study and/or research starting in Fall 2018, but the application process begins this semester. This information might be useful to juniors and seniors interested in some of the following opportunities:

--postgraduate study in the United Kingdom (with the Rhodes*Marshall, and Gates*)
--a Master's at the University of Cambridge in science or engineering (with the Churchill)
--postgraduate study and leadership training in China or elsewhere in Asia (with the Schwarzman*Yenching*, and Luce)
--a postgraduate year of English teaching abroad (with the Fulbright ETA)
--a postgraduate year pursuing an international project of your own design (with the Fulbright Study/Research grant)
--a Master's or PhD in STEM fields (including the social sciences) (with the NSF GRFP)
--a graduate degree in any field at Stanford (with the Knight-Hennessy*)

*international students eligible

Students can visit http://cuse.nd.edu/fellowships/fellowships/ to read about these opportunities (and others). Each of the fellowship pages has information about what your next steps should be if you'd like to learn more and/or apply. Students can also email CUSE at fellows@nd.edu with questions.

 

Funded United Kingdom Summer Study

For first-year students and sophomores, the US-UK Fulbright Commission Summer Institutes are three- to six-week programs hosted at universities across the United Kingdom. Participants will experience an exciting academic program at a highly regarded UK university, explore the culture, heritage, and history of the UK, and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research, and communication skills.

Each institute has a particular focus, ranging from technology in society to conflict transformation in Northern Ireland. The program provides an immersive educational, cultural, and social experience, encouraging exceptional students to pursue leadership and informal ambassadorial roles. In the past five years, eight Notre Dame students have participated in an Institute, so we have a high success rate.

To learn more and view eligibility requirements, visit cuse.nd.edu/usuk and follow the steps there.  

Final applications are due Thursday, February 23 or Sunday, February 26.

To hear directly from students who have gone on these Summer Institutes, come to our Info Session on Wednesday, February 1, at 4:00 pm in 110 Brownson Hall. Previous fellowship recipients will share their experiences and offer advice on writing a strong application.

For questions, email Zoë Gioja, the National Fellowships Coordinator in the Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE), at zgioja@nd.edu.

 

2017 Eagan Summer Fellowship

The Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE) is happy to announce the 2017 Eagan Summer Fellowship to support one Notre Dame undergraduate in an intellectually-enriching summer experience. The activity must be 8-10 weeks in length, academically-grounded, and may include: independent research, an internship or research assistantship, service-learning, a study abroad program, or language study. The ideal candidates for this fellowship are first generation college students, and all applicants must demonstrate financial need. The $5,000 award will cover direct expenses related to the research as well as provide a stipend for the 8-10 week experience. CUSE hopes that this opportunity will serve as a springboard for future intellectual engagement.Proposals must be submitted to CUSE via UrApply by February 14, 2017. Letter of Recommendation must be submitted by February 19, 2017. Notifications will be issued by March 10, 2017. Questions regarding this experience may be directed to the Undergraduate Research team at CUSE at: urnd@nd.edu
 

2018-19 Fulbright U.S. Student Program Recruitment Begins

Interested in graduate study or conducting research abroad and/or teaching English overseas after you graduate?

Applications are now open for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program Study/Research Grants and English Teaching Assistantships. These are fully-funded opportunities for those who will have their Bachelor’s degrees by August 2018 to act as cultural ambassadors abroad while studying, conducting research, or teaching English. This grant has no minimum GPA requirement, language and experience requirements differ from country to country, and students from all majors are encouraged to apply.

To learn more, join Lora Seery, an official Fulbright U.S. Student Program representative, for one of two information sessions in 110 Brownson Hall: Tuesday, February 21, at 6pm, or Wednesday, February 22, at 2:00 pm. Pizza and drinks will be provided. There is no need to RSVP.

If you already know that you're interested in the Fulbright, and you're a junior, senior, or alum, please submit a brief pre-application by Tuesday, April 4 at cuse.nd.edu/fulbright to start the application process.

If you have questions about this opportunity, email the Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE) at fellows@nd.edu.