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Community Service Bulletin

December 12, 2012

Spotlight

Samuel Huntington Public Service Award (deadline: 1/18)

The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides a $10,000 stipend to a graduating college senior to pursue public service anywhere in the world. The award allows recipients to engage in a meaningful public service activity for one year before proceeding on to graduate school or a career.

Students are encouraged to develop their own proposals for public service in the U.S. or abroad. The proposal may encompass any activity that furthers the public good. It can be undertaken by yourself alone or by working through established charitable, religious, educational, governmental, or other public service organizations.

Applications must be submitted by January 18, 2013. For application instructions, FAQs, and summaries of prior award winners, visit http://www.nationalgridus.com/huntington.asp.

One-Time Opportunities

Ongoing Opportunities

Fellowship/Internship Opportunities

One-Time Opportunities

Dec 13: Upcycling Design Competition Launch Meeting

Are you... wanting to promote creativity and sustainability in fashion? Desiring to help host a design showcase? Or interested in helping drive a social media contest? If so, come help lallitara and the Council for the Arts at MIT inhosting its first Upcycling Design competition at MIT!

No Previous Experience Required! Just excitement and desire to be part of the first ever competition of its kind @ MIT -- held this Spring.

Launch Meeting! Free food! Join us on Dec.13, 2012, 6PM, Trust Center, E-40 (Conference Room)
Please RSVP: http://bit.ly/designvolunteer

Feb 2: 2013 Race Up Boston Place

The 2013 Race up Boston Place is a fun and exciting fundraising stair climb. We need over 200 volunteers to help hand out water, cheer on climbers and more! This event takes place Feb. 2nd inside of One Boston Place.

Contact: Marthat Andrews at 781-314-9001 or mandrews@lungne.org

Ongoing Opportunities

The PSC is hiring a FSILG&D Programs Assistant

Part-time, IAP (5-10/hrs week; flexible scheduling), Spring (4-6/hrs week)
Job description: Assist the Public Service Center in encouraging and celebrating students who rally around community service and elevate conversations around service. Help plan and implement all facets of the FSILG&D Community Service Challenge program. Responsibilities include maintaining communication with service leaders, developing and providing students with volunteer resources, promoting service accomplishments, and coordinating events. The student in this position will be shadowing and assisting the current FSILG&D Program Assistant, with the intention of becoming the student lead on the program during the ’13-’14 academic year.

This position is paid $10/hour.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to community service and a strong interest in spreading an ethic of volunteerism. Ability to help shape the Service Challenge and introduce new ideas to the program is essential. You should be organized, responsible, friendly, flexible, and able to work independently and as a team, when necessary. Being familiar with MIT living groups, having connecting in these networks, and being attuned to the happenings of campus life is key for this position. Experience planning volunteer and/or philanthropic events is desirable. You should also be comfortable conducting meetings with with fellow students, faculty, staff, and administrators.

Timeline: Preference is given to those students who are available to start during IAP. Hours over IAP are flexible and work can be done remotely. Work 4-6 hours a week in Spring 2013 with ongoing commitment in the next academic year desired.

To apply: Submit resume and cover letter ASAP to Kristi Gundrum Kebinger, MIT Public Service Center, servicechallenge@mit.edu, W20-549, 617-253-8968.

Become a MAGIC Mentor!

GetMAGIC is seeking women in STEM mentors for middle school girls at Cambridge Street Upper School (http://cambridgestreet.cpsd.us). The mentoring will focus on building several hands-on projects driven by the student's interests. You can meet the student face to face or remotely. If you're interested, please submit the Mentor Application at http://getmagic.org/apply.html

TTT Mentor Program

Looking for MIT science students to help students in grades 4 - 7 develop their science project for competition. Meetings are on Saturdays December through January 2013 and located on the MIT Campus. Certificates will be presented to the science mentors on the day of the project presentations Saturday, January 26, 2013. If interested please send an email to tttmentorprogram@yahoo.com for more details.

Cat Food Drive

Thank you to the M.I.T. community for your wonderful support of Broken Tail Rescue, an all-volunteer animal rescue. We need a little more help. Will you hold a dry cat food drive in your community? We will re-distribute this food to our network of on-the-ground activists who do very important work caring for feral and stray cats around Boston. Many of the friendlier strays they work with enter our shelter program and get a chance at a forever home. Please help support this heart-warming cycle of help, hope, and love! When you have collected the cat food, please send an email to info@brokentailrescue.org.

Science Club for Girls

We are thoroughly excited to send you the Volunteer Application to be a Mentor-Scientist with us. Sign up now and secure your spot in order that you can change the life of the girls you work with. Below is the "Apply Now" link that will take you directly to the Spring 2013 Volunteer Application. You'll see that we have a few new sites added to the list as well as new volunteer opportunities to work with our teens.

Apply Now

Carroll L. Wilson Award (deadline 1/7)

Get Funding For Your International Project! The Carroll L. Wilson Award is a grant for up to $7,000 awarded to graduate students, in any MIT department, who wish to pursue exciting and challenging opportunities abroad. We would like to invite all MIT grad students to apply for this fellowship to travel abroad. The deadline is Monday, January 7th, 2013, so students should start putting their proposals together as soon as possible.

To download the 2013 Application, go to: http://web.mit.edu/idi/carroll_wilson_award.htm

Process: Any MIT graduate student is eligible to apply for the award. Every year, about four to five students receive $7,000 each, after a competitive evaluation of proposals and interviews by the Award Selection Committee.

If you have any questions, please contact: Laura Sampath at lsampath@mit.edu

Global Apps (deadline 4/30)

The Global Apps to Empower competition challenges apps developers to create apps that empower young women in leadership and mentorship, jobs and entrepreneurship, education and conflict resolution. Applications that best satisfy the competition criteria will receive cash prizes and the opportunity to have their apps featured on Datawind's Ubislate educational tablet.

The competition will be held from now through April 30th, 2013 with the winners announced in July 2013.

Please see www.AppsToEmpower.org at http://www.AppsToEmpower.org for more information on contest rules, a complete list of judges, deadline and submission guidelines.

For further information, please contact: Marina Ditesheim at marinad@adu.us.com or (804) 205 - 1210

Fellowship/Internship Opportunities

Davis Projects for Peace

Davis Projects for Peace is offering a $10,000 fellowship for an MIT undergraduate student project that promotes peace, to be implemented in the summer of 2013. The aim is to "help young people launch some immediate initiatives that could bring new thinking to the prospects for peace in the world." MIT will select several compelling proposals to send forward, and at least one is guaranteed to be funded! Think creatively, innovatively, and entrepreneurially — this is a chance to formulate and test ideas for peace. Proposals should be emailed to davis-peace@mit.edu by 9 a.m. on Wednesday, January 30, 2013. If your proposal is selected, we will help you refine it. You should be available to make final revisions before February 8, 2013.

See http://www.davisprojectsforpeace.org/ for more details of the program, examples of past winners Have questions? Need help planning or writing? Contact Alison at hynd@mit.edu

Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance Opportunities

The Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance is a global action network of young African entrepreneurial leaders from academic institutions in Asia, Europe and North America. Harambe Entrepreneurs are spearheading social and business ventures across Africa. In partnership with international groups such as Intel and GSK our Alliance supports engagement opportunities for young Africans seeking to develop their entrepreneurial skills.

Opportunities include:
- Harambe Fletcher Scholarship: Full tuition awards to pursue a master program at The Fletcher School at Tufts University starting in September 2013.
- Harambe GSK Fellowship/Harambe Intel Fellowship: Summer grants to support the feasibility studies of entrepreneurial ventures, pioneered by young African students.
- Harambe Parliament of Ghana Internship: 8 week long summer internship opportunity for young Ghanaian students interested in learning about Ghana's legislative process.
- Harambe Egon Zehnder Internship: 10 week summer internship in London with one of the world's leading executive search firms for young African MBAs.

Selected candidates will be invited to attend the 6th annual Harambe Bretton Woods Symposium, which will be held at Babson College, Harvard University and the historic Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, April 5-8, 2013.

Application:

Please feel free to contact us at admissions@healliance.org.

Echoing Green Fellowship

Could you use up to $90,000 to launch your innovative idea to change the world? Echoing Green unleashes next generation talent to solve the world’s biggest problems. Each year since 1991, the Echoing Green Fellowship selects promising social entrepreneurs with bold ideas and provides them with up to $90,000 in seed funding, strategic support, and a powerful community of 500+ other Fellows and Alumni over a two-year fellowship. The first round online application is open now, through January 7, 2013. Learn more at http://www.echoinggreen.org/fellowship/echoing-green-fellowship.

Global Health Corps Fellowship

We are excited to announce that applications for the 2013- 2014 Global Health Corps fellowship are NOW OPEN! Each year we select exceptional and driven people with varied skillsets and experiences to participate in the fellowship. This year we are expanding our fellow class to 110 emerging leaders. If you're not familiar with our program, here's a short background: Global Health Corps is mobilizing a global community of emerging leaders to build the movement for health equity. We place talented individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds in high impact roles in NGOs and government agencies in sub-Saharan Africa and the U.S. in a one year paid fellowship.

A key part of the GHC fellowship is support - fellows are provided housing, a living stipend, medical insurance, transportation, mentorship, and professional development training. During the fellowship year, fellows collaborate, innovate, and create sustainable and impactful change.

This year, applicants can apply for up to 3 positions that match their interests and skills, from project management to monitoring and evaluation, engineering, communications, and more. We are looking for people from a broad range of sectors and disciplines. No prior health experience is necessary!

Applications close February 3, 2013. The application can be found here: http://ghcorps.org/connect/application/

Apply to be in Cradles to Crayon’s College Corps Program

The College Corps program focuses on service, social entrepreneurship and leadership development. You can learn more about our opportunities here: http://cradlestocrayons.org/boston/college-corps-internships. Below are brief descriptions of the current opportunities we have available. Please inquire about an application. All applications are due January 28th unless otherwise noted. You can reach me at 617-779-4754 or jenniferj@cradlestocrayons.org should you have any questions or concerns.

  1. College Corps Volunteer Leader: Lead and engage groups of 10-25 volunteers in donation processing stations.
  2. Inventory Management Intern: Assist in managing the inflow and outflow of donations in the Giving Factory.
  3. Community Outreach Intern: Assist in expanding our Community Collections program and building our organizational capacity. This Intern will also work closely with Project 351. Applications are due December 14.
  4. Volunteer Coordination Intern: Assist in maintaining customer relationships.

SEED Mechanical Engineer Position

SEED is looking for a Mechanical Engineer with some industrial design experience. Should have at minimum 2 years experience. Knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes is a must. This is a full-time position and will be based in Mumbai, India. Assistance will be provided for re-location. Please email your resumes to Mitesh @ mitesh@theseedenterprise.com.

For more information on the company and the job, http://tinyurl.com/Mechanical-Indusrial-Engineer

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