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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
FOR OUR ENVIRONMENT, OUR DEMOCRACY, OUR FUTURE.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com 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.
For questions, email Zoë Gioja, the National Fellowships Coordinator in the Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE), at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.