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Community Service Bulletin

September 12, 2012


Help plan and implement a STEM program at the Cambridge Community Center

The Cambridge Community Center has been helping people to learn, grow, and connect in the Riverside neighborhood for over 80 years, building community and providing a place for neighbors to meet. In partnership with the Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center we are seeking a coordinator for our new Middle School STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Program. This program will give middle school kids the opportunity to explore STEM activities and ideas under the guidance of MIT students. The Coordinator will work with CCC staff to choose a set of STEM activities, recruit MIT student volunteers to serve as group tutors, and present the material in engaging ways! The program is expected to work with between 10 and 20 middle school students during the hours of 3:30-5:30 one day per week for 6-8 weeks beginning in October 2012. This is a paid position.

Please email mcentire@mit.edu with questions or for an application, to be submitted by September 19.

One-Time Opportunities

Ongoing Opportunities

Fellowship/Internship Opportunities

One-Time Opportunities

Get Involved with TIMtalks! Apply to give a talk or join the TIMtalks team. (deadline: 9/18)

TIMtalks is “Powerful ideas by passionate students.” It’s “stories of initiative, success, and lessons learned from failure.” It’s the opportunity for students who do to talk about what they do, why they do it, and what they’ve learned by doing and reflecting. Like TEDtalks, these are “ideas worth spreading” so they’re delivered in front of a live audience and then shared on-line – but TIMtalks are uniquely MIT.

There are two ways to get involved RIGHT NOW: 1) Join the TIMtalks Team. We’re looking for all levels of organizers: for events, planning, communications, website development, overall coordination – every aspect. TIMtalks can grow to be even more amazing with your help, and positions are open for all class years! Visit http://tinyurl.com/timteam-apply to learn more and to apply. 2) Apply to be a speaker. We’re looking for sophomores, juniors, and seniors who can speak to their MIT undergraduate experience. Visit http://tinyurl.com/timspeaker-apply

Apply for either or both the TIMteam and Speaker Series! Contact timtalks-apply@mit.edu with any questions. Applications are due by 11:59 pm on September 18, 2012.

Volunteer on the UNITED WAY DAY OF CARING (9/20)

We need 100 more volunteers to join us on September 20, 2012. Across the state, community volunteers are stepping up to contribute their time, talent and service to help our non profit organizations, our school, our cities and towns to complete tasks they otherwise could not attend to.

We welcome volunteers from the community; Schools, Businesses, Churches and Civic Groups to Join us for an extraordinary day of service that will positively impact our human service providers and their clients, our educators and their students, our cities and towns and their residents.

Are you ready to roll up your sleeves and join in the Day of Caring? Join with volunteers in your community, and show the power of Living United. Sign up to volunteer: http://tinyurl.com/986q6hh

Volunteer for inaugural events in honor of MIT’s new President, Rafael Reif (9/21-22)

In MIT's upcoming presidential inaugural celebration (see full schedule here: web.mit.edu/inauguration/index.html) there are many opportunities to volunteer and make a difference in the local community.

You could register for and participate in the Beaver Dash 5K on Sept. 22 at 10am, which benefits MIT Habitat for Humanity. Register and pledge here: mit.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event.asp?id=222.

You can also volunteer to help run the Beaver Dash and Campus Quest events on the 22nd, or at the inaugural ceremony on September 21. Go here to register to volunteer: mitevents.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9vOPtlY70E9lEVL Contact inauguration@mit.edu with questions.

Volunteer with the Charles River Conservancy (9/22)

Join our Conservancy Volunteer Coordinator for an event on the parklands- clearing out low brush and taking care of trails on Saturday, September 22nd 8:30am-12pm. Location: Allston-Brighton. To RSVP, email Danielle at dms@thecharles.org.

Volunteer at National Public Lands Day: Helping Hands for America’s Lands (9/29)

Collect seeds, take hourly visitor census, mark study areas, weed/maintain trails, etc. to improve and thus to increase public enjoyment of Cambridge's drinking water supply. No experience required. Everyone works at his/her own pace and is encouraged to take water and rest breaks, as well as to enjoy walking around the reservoir. This project will include a brown bag lunch with chief ranger Jean Rogers, who will also answer questions during our tasks.

National Public Lands Day: Helping Hands for America's Lands will take place on Saturday, September 29, from 9:30-2:30, rain or shine, at the Fresh Pond Reservation, West Cambridge (T-accessible via bus from Harvard Square). Register online by 9/19 at www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22GJZ44MH6U.

Contact Lori Tsuruda, People Making a Difference at lori@pmd.org or 781-963-0373, pmd.org.

Register or volunteer for “Run for Someone Else’s Life” 5K Run/Walk (9/29)

The Samaritans 5K Run/Walk and Family Fun Festival is a wonderful event for the entire community. On Saturday morning, September 29, 2012 over 2,500 runners, walkers, volunteers and spectators flock to Artesani Park, Brighton to raise both funds for Samaritans and awareness about suicide, the third leading cause of death for Massachusetts youth and the nation's tenth leading cause of death for all ages. Registration begins at 8:00 am, the race begins at 10:00 am.

To register for the "Run for Someone Else's Life" 5K Run/Walk and Family Fun Festival, or to volunteer at the event, please contact Samaritans Event Manager Garrett Owen at 5K@samaritanshope.org or 617-536-2460, Ext. 5239, www.samaritanshope.org.

Join the Step Out: Boston Walk to Stop Diabetes(10/20)

Volunteer at the Boston Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes on October 20! Last years walk had up to 17000 walkers from around the country who joined in the fight against diabetes as well as raised money for advocacy, education, prevention and programming for people living with diabetes and those predisposed to diabetes.

We are seeking people to assist with: set-up, clean up, cheering on walkers, registration, handing out water and snacks, helping with the Youth World, accounting, taking photos and much more! This event is group and organization friendly, we are looking for at least 150 volunteers so as many or as few that would like to help are more than welcome!

If interested, contact Lana Penn, American Diabetes Association, lpenn@diabetes.org, 617.482.4580

Volunteer at the Kidney Walk (10/28)

The National Kidney Foundation's (NKF) Kidney Walk presents an occasion for dialysis patients, organ transplant recipients, donor families, living donors, the medical communities, and the general public to celebrate life and support the NKF mission.

Volunteering with the NKF gives you a chance to be a part of our ongoing effort to help the 26 million Americans with kidney disease live richer, fuller lives. Help us to raise awareness about early detection, risk factors, and the importance of organ donation.

How can you help? We need people of all ages and interests to help with event set-up, clean-up, registration, course marshaling, kids corner, walker prizes, greeting, food tent service and more. This year the Kidney Walk will be held at Canal Park in Cambridge on Sunday, October 28, 2012. This event is a fun, inspiring fundraiser that brings together community, friends and families.

Volunteers are an enormous contribution to the success of our Kidney Walk event. We hope that you will consider joining us! We would love to have you oryour group involved. Please contact Judi at Judi.Sem@kidney.org or 781.278.0222 if you would likemore information or to say you will volunteer!

Become a mentor for Amphibious Achievement (deadline: 9/13)

Amphibious Achievement is a dual athletic and academic mentorship program for urban youth in the Boston-Cambridge area. Our approach is to enhance achievement through mind and body learning as well as innovative instruction and high quality mentorship. Our Mentors are among the most enthusiastic, motivated, and committed individuals at MIT. We come from all different backgrounds and majors, but we all share a common passion: promoting success in and out of the water. Each Sunday, we meet our “Achievers” on campus for an hour and a half of athletics – either rowing or swimming – followed by a hearty lunch and two hours of dynamic college preparatory tutoring. Our fall semester of Amphibious Achievement will start at the end of September and we’re looking for new Mentors to join our team! Mentors can either coach, tutor, or both! No swimming or rowing experience is required.

Check out our website at amphibious.mit.edu or email us at aa-exec@mit.edu for more information.

Apply online at amphibious.mit.edu/join and fill out the Mentor Application by 11:59pm on Thursday, September 13.

ReachOut Literacy Tutor Orientation Session (9/14)

ReachOut was created to provide MIT students as reading partners for children in after-school programs at Cambridge Community Center. We will train you to work one on one with a young student to foster his or her love of reading. This is a great opportunity to work in the community, meet other MIT students, and make a difference in a child's life!

Students may participate in ReachOut as volunteers or receive a paid position through Community Service Work-Study. The application can be found here web.mit.edu/mitpsc/whatwedo/volunteering/programs/reachout/index.html and should be completed by Friday, September 14 at 3p.m.

The ReachOut Orientation Session will occur Friday, September 14th from 4-5 pm in 4-231. Contact Linden McEntire at mcentire@mit.edu or 617-253-8065 for more information.

Science Mentor for Middle/High School Students with Boston Latin School (deadline: 9/20)

The Science Mentor Program offers many talented middle/high school students the opportunity to experience experimental science. The program also encourages students to excel at various Science Fairs at the school, city, state, national, and international levels. During the program a mentor meets with his/her student mentee one or two hours after school each week. The mentor is to guide the mentee to form a project, to fulfill the project, and to work with the student to hone their presentation skills.

The program starts in late September and ends the following January when the first of the science fairs begin. The program is at Boston Latin School (78 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115, www.bls.org). A Mentee can also meet with his/her mentor at mentor's place.

Contact Grace Zuo at Friends of Math and Science at Boston Latin School before September 20, 2012, zuo1998us@gmail.com, 617-229-6932 or 617-816-0141, www.blsfms.org.

Enter the “A Day in a Pair” contest! (deadline: 9/26)

GOOD and Levi’s are teaming up to bring you the “A Day in a Pair” contest, which celebrates the many ways you can do good in one day. Three winners with the most inspiring ideas for doing good will receive $100 to use towards their day and will have their adventure featured in their own photo essay on GOOD. Plus, they’ll each receive $150 to shop the Levi's fall collection to wear during their day of doing good.

Entries will be accepted through September 26 and winners will be announced on October 1. Only U.S.-based individuals are eligible to apply and applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Read all the rules here: www.good.is/post/show-us-what-good-you-would-do/

Take up the Improve Your Community challenge(deadline: 9/26)

Our communities shape how we live our lives, how we treat others, and how we see the world. How are you positively affecting your community? Inspired by the GOOD Ideas for Cities series, we want to hear about creative ideas you have to uplift your community. Perhaps you would create a mobile app to enable your neighbors to meet each other, start a rock-climbing club for local youth, or organize a street fair to highlight diverse cultures in your area. Tell us how you’d like to see your community thrive and you could win $2,500 to make it happen.

The Improve Your Community challenge is open for submissions from August 13 to September 26 (noon Pacific Time). From September 27 to October 11 (noon Pacific Time), we’ll open it up to public voting. Rally your colleagues and friends to get behind your effort and join the GOOD community in selecting the winner.

See our website for rules: http://community1.maker.good.is/

Take the Four Weeks for America Challenge during IAP (deadline: 10/12)

The Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center and Teach For America have teamed up to offer MIT students an exciting challenge for IAP 2013. Work with current Teach For America teachers and help them develop more innovative and exciting ways to teach science and math. Gain first hand experience of what it's like to Teach For America. Spend four weeks solving problems that matter, driving educational change and making a difference for kids, all expenses paid! (Some restrictions apply.)

Attend an information session on Tuesday, October 2, 7:00pm, 4-163. Hear from students who have participated in this program in past years. Dinner provided.

Apply to participate in the Four Weeks for America Challenge! Applications are due Friday, October 12, 2012, at 5pm. Invitations to interview will be sent out in late October. Participants must be available for a training session on Tuesday, November 28, 7:00pm.

More information and application materials can be found at http://mit.edu/mitpsc/whatwedo/fourweeks/index.html. Questions? Email 4foramerica@mit.edu

Use travel for good with travel2change, compete to make your idea happen! (deadline: 10/31)

Travel2change is a network of travelers and locals who collaborate to create ideas and actions that benefit communities around the world. We believe travel can change lives – both for travelers and locals. However, while there are many opportunities that ask you to simply volunteer abroad, we believe that you can create the most impact if volunteer traveling is fun.

That’s why we’re challenging you to submit creative ideas that link your passion with the purpose of making good happen through travel. Can you leverage your skills to create a positive impact on the lives of local communities? How can you do what you love and help along the way?

We’re asking individuals, groups, and nonprofits to share their best ideas. We’ll reward the top-voted submission with $1,000 to go on a travel2change trip to make their idea happen. We’re looking for creative ideas that link your passion to travel with a purpose. Many members of our travel2change community are particularly inspired by initiatives that link sports, art or adventure activities and travel for meaningful social change

Submit an idea from September 4 to October 31 (noon Pacific Time). Our judges will select which applicants will pass to the voting round. From November 1 to November 15 (noon Pacific Time) we’ll open it up to public voting. Rally your colleagues and friends to get behind your effort and join the public in selecting the winner.

See our website for submission tips and eligibility information: goodinc.com. If you have any questions, please review these FAQs or send us an email at maker@goodinc.com.

Tutor with Boston Public Schools

Boston Partners in Education is looking for volunteers to tutor and mentor students in the Boston Public Schools. Volunteers work one-on-one or with a small group of students for an hour a week during the school day. Opportunities are available in all grades (K-12) in either English Language Arts or math, during school hours from 7:30 am – 3 pm.

Boston Partners in Education provides training in subject matter as well as mentoring that will help to ensure a happy and successful match. We are required by the Boston Public Schools to run a CORI/SORI background check on each potential volunteer; this background check is run at no cost to you. Student/Volunteer matches are made based on your preferences, such as location, time of day, day of the week, subject matter, grade level and one-on-one vs. small group work.

To apply for this opportunity, please visit: tinyurl.com/bpevolapp. Once you fill out an application, we will contact potential volunteers for a face-to-face interview.

For more information about opportunities to make a difference in the lives of students in the Boston Public Schools, please visit our website at bostonpartners.org or contact Eunice Brady at ebrady@bostonpartners.org or 617-451-6145.

Volunteer in a Cambridge Public School with Cambridge Student Volunteers

Help provide academic support to Cambridge elementary, middle or high school students through Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV). Opportunities include: one-to-one tutoring in all subjects; small group or classroom assistance; Science Olympiad team advising; college planning and essay writing; after-school homework help; special math programs for early grades as well as high school; Writer's workshop for elementary kids. Tell us what subject and age group you prefer, and we'll match you with a student or program.

Volunteer at any of Cambridge’s 12 elementary schools, 4 middle schools or only public high school, Cambridge Rindge & Latin School (CRLS, near Harvard Square). Pick your best time, M-F, during school hours, 7:30 to 4:00 pm. Many schools are located near MIT. Time commitment is 1 to 1.5 hours/week, for one semester. Orientation required (check our website soon for ongoing list), along with CORI check and 2 references.

Special September 27th kick-event for prospective volunteers from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Light supper included. You must register with CSV.

Contact Martha Osler at csv@cpsd.us or 617-349-6794, www.csvinc.org.

Work with MIT IDEAS Global Challenge as Volunteer and Team Coordinator

We have a rockstar volunteer crew who helps make the program happen. During the academic year volunteers help run events, make publicity happen, and work with teams. Beyond that, every year we have about 80 teams that enter the IDEAS Global Challenge. Between our 20+ person volunteer crew and the 80 teams, that's a lot of people that we have the pleasure of getting to know and a lot of people to manage. This position is 15-19 hours/week, September 2012-May 2013 at $12/hr.

I'm looking for someone who enjoys working with and managing people. I see this position as a key connection for teams and volunteers. Ideally, you'll be adept at managing a lot of details - schedules, room bookings - while also being able to manage and deploy 20+ people to the best of their abilities.

Specifically, you would: Recruit volunteers (Help recruit students, staff and other individuals from the MIT community and beyond to be part of our volunteer crew), manage volunteers (organize and lead volunteer reviewers and help the Events Coordinator manage volunteer eventers.), and work with teams (A key piece to the program is coordinating details with teams from times of events and judging, to organizing peer mentorship. We see your role as helping teams know the whats and whens.).

Ideally, you're a graduate student with flexible time. The schedule is busier during certain key points in the year which we can talk about in person. Overall, it's an awesome opportunity to meet some of the upcoming social innovators at MIT and manage a great volunteer crew.

Is this you? Drop Kate Mytty a note: kmytty@mit.edu

Work with communities in Colombia or Chile

Do you want to put your time and energy into resolving quality-of-life issues in one of these countries? We have funds that could make that possible. (Keep in mind that there are some travel restrictions for Colombia – we want you to work safely.) We’re looking for enterprising students who have public service initiatives or projects in mind that are focused on Colombia or Chile. If that’s you, email the Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center, psc@mit.edu.

Opportunities in DC over IAP

We have connections with an array of possible internships, work-study positions, jobs, and volunteer opportunities in the DC area over IAP. We also know some great people in the MIT Club of DC. Besides connections, we can help with arrangements and funding. Why not experience DC this IAP? If interested, email the Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center, psc@mit.edu.

Implement curriculum through the Middle School Science Initiative

We’re looking for a dozen MIT students interested in learning hands-on science curriculum this fall and traveling over IAP to deliver that curriculum to middle school teachers and classes. So far, the sites we have are in Virginia and Florida. If interested, email the Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center, psc@mit.edu.

STEM role models needed for area high school students

A high school in a neighboring town wants MIT students to show their students just how cool science, engineering, and math can be. Transportation will be provided. This is a low-key, creative chance to make a real difference for high school students who haven’t yet been inspired by science. If interested, email the Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center, psc@mit.edu.

Lead or assist an after-school club at Tobin Montessori School

Lead or assist a small after-school club of third- and fourth-graders at Tobin Montessori School. Implement seasonally-adjusted schedule/curriculum that combines both organized and unstructured outdoor play, nature-related games, stewardship (volunteer work on specific reservation projects), natural history activities, outreach to wider school community, and learning site-specific Leave No Trace Principles. The club has an adult:child ratio of 2:8.

For the Leader, you must be a graduate student or mature undergraduate who has demonstrable experience in outdoor and/or science education (e.g., Outward Bound, Audubon, or any other programs that incorporate STEM subjects, informal science learning, or outdoor adventure). Punctuality is a key commitment for both positions.

Depending on your interest, options exist for 1) converting the position into an internship, 2) possible paid part-time positions in other capacities in the host afterschool/summer camp program, 3) supervision/training in grant-writing/program development by Ph.D. club founder.

The opportunity occurs on Tuesdays 2:30–4:30 p.m. beginning early October and running through December, with the option to continue thereafter in subsequent sessions. Holiday calendar matches Cambridge Public Schools' calendar. Current opening is for Fall session, but you may also inquire about beginning in the Winter or Spring sessions (Note: day of the week may be flexible in Winter and Spring). Club meets at Tobin Montessori School, 197 Vassal Lane, Cambridge, but is conducted outdoors nearby at Fresh Pond Reservation.

Contact Julie Croston at the Tobin Community School at juliecroston@comcast.net or 508-737-7458, or visit www.ci.cambridge.ma.us/DHSP/programsforkidsandyouth/ages6to10/communityschools/tobincommunityschool.aspx.

Support and mentor with Girls Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts

Assist the facilitators in supporting and mentoring a group of girls in a troop setting that incorporates the Girl Scout Leadership Experience; Participate in Service Unit meetings and activities; Work cooperatively with our other troop volunteers, the girls, family and friends network.

Contact Shalinet Pena at Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts for more information at spena@girlscoutseasternmass.org or 978-701-6338, www.girlscoutseasternmass.org.

Become a mentor with the Office of Engineering Outreach Programs

The OEOP Mentoring Program is a great opportunity for you to get involved with our community and to make a powerful impact on a young student's life. Remember when we were all in middle school and did not really know much about colleges? Did you have someone mentor you through your middle school/ high school career? Did you perhaps attend a pre-college program? This is a great way to give back! And best of all, it has minimal time commitment and there's free food!

The OEOP Mentoring Program takes places once every month on a Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm. You will be paired up with a mentee with whom you will stay in touch at least once a week. The mentoring brunches in past years have included fun activities such puzzle hunts, design challenges, field trip (i.e. Museum of Science, MIT Museum), and bowling!

The application is online at web.mit.edu/stem/mentoring and it only takes a few minutes to fill out! Please complete the application by Monday September 17th.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Kate Youmans at stem@mit.edu or stop by the office (1-123) at any time.

Change the World with MITFCU

MIT Federal Credit Union is proud to be a part of the credit union People Helping People philosophy. As you probably know, credit unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives that are owned by members and provide fair banking services. Globally, credit unions are recognized as effective agents of economic empowerment.

We LOVE being a part of the MIT Community, where people come from all over the world to learn, work, study and help people every single day. We "CU" Changing the World and making a difference, and we want to know more about your passions and goals!

Tell us how you plan to change the world by sharing your story, picture or video, and you could win $500!

Just visit www.CUChangeTheWorld.com to get started. We look forward to learning more about you! As always, thank you for choosing MITFCU as your financial service provider.

Individual and group volunteers needed at Rosie’s Place

We are in great need of help in our dining room. This is a great time to volunteer or to bring a group of family or friends to see Rosie’s Place and to help out. We especially need volunteers on weekends and have openings on weekdays for dinners (4pm to 7:30pm) and lunches (10:30am to 1:30pm). If you are interested in organizing a group or bringing friends and family, please email volunteer@rosiesplace.org.

We also need volunteers in our food pantry to escort shoppers in our food pantry giving out produce, restocking shelves and making up bags of groceries. Shifts available Monday through Friday from 4:30pm to 7pm. Volunteers must be 16 or older. If you ‘d like to bring a group, please email volunteer@rosiesplace.org.

Tutor and mentor with Catholic Charities

The Youth Tutoring Youth program at Catholic Charities was created in 1992 to address the needs of South Boston children in grades three through six who are at risk of underachievement or failure.The program aims to provide tutoring to students in mathematics and the language arts, to promote cultural enrichment, and to nurture the development of a mentor-mentee relationship between tutors and their students. Youth Tutoring Youth is a neighborhood-based program that delivers direct educational services to children and teens, enhancing their development, life skills and ability to contribute to the revitalization of their community.

The 2012-2013 Youth Tutoring Youth academic school year program begins Tuesday, October 9th, and runs every Monday-Thursday between 2:45pm and 6:00pm. The program takes place at the Laboure Center in South Boston.If interested, contact Kylie Cannon, kylie_cannon@ccab.org, 617.464.8575, ccab.org

Fellowship/Internship Opportunities

Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center Funded Fellowship and Internship Opportunities for IAP (deadline: 10/18)

The Fellowships and Internships programs both support MIT students working on capacity-building service projects. Students work with community-focused organizations such as non-profits, schools, and social enterprises.

In both programs, you can work by yourself, or as part of a small team; create a project from scratch, or find project ideas and community partners on our website; work locally, nationally, or internationally. For IAP, we particularly encourage projects in the Americas (including the US).

Looking for project ideas? Check-out the PKG Center's opportunities page http://web.mit.edu/opps

Applications for IAP projects must be submitted by noon on October 18th.  Find more information about both programs at http://mit.edu/mitpsc/whatwedo/internshipsandfellowships/ Questions? Contact Alison at hynd@mit.edu

Enter to win the 21st Century College Scholarship

The 21st Century College Scholarship Contest will reward 21 students for their volunteer or non-profit work in their community, their town, or the world. 20 students will win prizes of $550 they can use for college. One grand prize winner will win a $10,000 scholarship for college.

Check out www.21st.com/landing-pages/en/scholarship.jsp for more information and to enter.  Contact Napoleon Suarez at nsuarez@tpgphl.com or 267-825-9474 with questions.

Be the next generation of TED Fellows!

The TED Fellows program is designed to bring together young world-changers and trailblazers who have shown unusual accomplishment and exceptional courage. The program targets individuals from the Asia/Pacific region, Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America and the Middle East, though anyone from anywhere in the world, age 18 and over, is welcome to apply.

Candidates apply to attend one conference in either Long Beach or Edinburgh. Individuals can apply directly or be nominated by others. We'll also directly recruit potential Fellows and invite them to apply. Email fellows@ted.com to be reminded when applications open. Please include your name, title, organization, email address, and country.

We are looking for the next generation of innovators who have demonstrated remarkable accomplishment and outstanding potential to positively affect the world. We are looking for an eclectic, heterogeneous group of young thinkers and doers from the fields of technology, entertainment, design, the sciences, engineering, humanities, the arts, economics, business, journalism, entrepreneurship and NGOs.

At TED, we can take risks on unconventional innovators. We value achievement over credentials -- making and doing over merely talking. We are targeting applicants of ages 21-40 from five target regions: Africa, Asia/Pacific, the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East. However, anyone over the age 18 from around the world is welcome to apply.

To apply to become a TED Fellow, please complete the application form in its entirety. (Before beginning the application, please review our applications tips and our terms and conditions.) In addition to basic details and contact information, the application asks applicants to answer essay questions and provide three references. Applications must be received complete and on time to be considered.

The application cycles for TED and TEDGlobal are different. Applicants apply to one conference. Go to http://www.ted.com/fellows for more information.

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