WWW: Enlightenment Uganda — 2/16 at 5:30 p.m.

Wesleyan World Wednesday presents: “Enlightenment Uganda”

 What’s the link  between

    Malaria and Ugandan traditional music and Dance?

 Come find out about Bitone Children’s Center’s new project “Enlightenment Uganda,” internship opportunities and much more!

Dr. James Hadler will be speaking!

 Dr. James Hadler currently is a senior infectious disease and medical epidemiology consultant to the Connecticut and Yale Emerging Infections Programs, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists. 

When: Feb. 16th              Where: CRC Lobby             Time: 5:30-7pm

Food will be served!

COE Internships for Summer and Fall 2012 — Apps due 2/20

The College of the Environment is pleased to announce Summer and Fall 2012 Internship for Wesleyan University Students. All details and the application are posted on the College of the Environment Website (www.wesleyan.edu/coe). Please download and complete.

The deadline for applications is due on or before Monday, February 20, 2012, allowing us to announce internship candidates by Friday, March 9th, prior to spring break. Student applications are to be delivered to Ms. Valerie Marinelli, Administrative Assistant, College of the Environment, 284 High Street.

Session on Internships — 10/6 at noon

Finding an Internship:  Thursday, October 6, 12-1 p.m., Usdan 108 


Wesleyan students land outstanding internships every summer.  This workshop with Jim Kubat of the Wesleyan Career Center will review the tools and resources you need to make your summer a productive and stimulating experience.

SART Intern Applications — Due 4/15, Today

Applications for the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Intern for the 2011-2012 academic year are now being accepted.  The SART intern will provide trained peer support to help students navigate on- and off-campus resources and judicial processes.  The intern will also serve as a liaison between the Davison Health Center, the Office of Behavioral Health for Students, WesWell, Student Activities, SART, the Administration, WSA, and other student and campus groups engaged in sexual assault prevention and response initiatives.  More information can be found through the following links:

Applications must be submitted to Dr. Davis Smith (pdsmith@weselyan.edu) at the Davison Health Center by 5:00 p.m., Friday, April 15.  If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Smith or Eliza Gordon ’11 (ejgordon@wesleyan.edu), the current SART intern.

COE Internships!! Apps due 2/21

The College of the Environment internships allow students to undertake research on environmental topics under the guidance of a faculty mentor during the Summer or Fall, 2011.  The scope of environmental topics is meant in the broad sense and the research may be undertaken using techniques, approaches and paradigms from all majors or major programs.  Internships are available to Wesleyan Students across the entire University.

The summer internship will run from May 25, 2011 – July 29, 2011, while the Fall 2011 internship would run the term of the semester. Internships carry a stipend of $4,000.

The deadline for applications is due on or before Monday, February 21, 2011, allowing us to announce internship candidates by Friday, March 4th, prior to spring break. Student applications are to be delivered to Ms. Valerie Marinelli, Administrative Assistant, College of the Environment, 284 High Street.

The student application also requires two short letters of recommendation from Wesleyan faculty.  In addition to recommending the student, the faculty mentor must briefly (1-2 paragraphs) explain the project, its importance and relevance to her/his research program.  Letters of recommendation may either be sent to Ms. Marinelli through campus mail or by email (pdf preferred) to vmarinelli@wesleyan.edu.

To get the application, please stop by the College of the Environment, 284 High Street or check with any Administrative Assistant on campus who has received the email.

The applications, including statements by faculty, will be judged by the oversight and awards committee.

For further information, please contact Valerie Marinelli at (860) 685-3733.

AFSCME Internship & Scholarship Program

 Since 2003, the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), has partnered with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and the Harvard Labor and Worklife program on a scholarship program for students of color who are sophomores or juniors and interested in fighting for social justice.  This exciting program provides students the opportunity to gain real hands on experience with organizing workers while earning a lucrative scholarship.Participants of this program are:

  • Placed on an organizing campaign for 10 weeks during the summer
  • Paired with an experienced organizer
  • Provided a $4000 stipend
  • Eligible to receive up to $5000 in scholarship funds
  • Provided a rental car, housing, and travel expenses covered

Ideal candidates:

  • Demonstrated leadership and interest in social justice issues
  • Student in good standing
  • Considering a career in the labor movement when they graduate

The deadline for applying is February 28, 2011 and is quickly approaching. Please distribute this information widely to students, professors, and student organizations to help us find ideal candidates for the program.

For more information please visit http://www.afscme.org/organizer/12094.cfm. To apply visit www.uncf.org. If you have any questions please contact Philip Allen at pallen@afscme.org.

Sincerely, Philip Allen, AFSCME Education Coordinator

U.N. International Public Policy Fellowship Program — 2/1/11 deadline!

Institute for International Public Policy Student Fellowship Program The UNCF Special Programs Corporation’s Institute for International Public Policy (IIPP) Fellowship Program is now entering its 17th year. The Institute seeks to enhance U.S. national security and global competitiveness by promoting excellence, international service, and awareness among a representative cross-section of the American citizenry. IIPP also seeks to broaden access to international education and training opportunities for underrepresented minority college students.

Fellowship Components:

*  Sophomore Summer Policy Institute      *  Junior Year Study Abroad     *  Junior Summer Policy Institute     *  Summer Language Institute     *  International Internship     *  Internationally Focused Advanced Degree Program     *  Wraparound Student Services (academic, study abroad, and career advising)

 Eligibility Requirements – We welcome applications from undergraduate sophomores who:

*         Are enrolled full-time at an accredited, four-year baccalaureate-granting institution.

*         Are U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents (documentary support required).

*         Will remain enrolled at their undergraduate institution for two years following their acceptance to the Fellowship.

*         Have a minimum 3.2 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale).

*         Have a strong demonstrated interest in international affairs.

*         Are an underrepresented minority (African American, Hispanic/Latino American, Asian American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander).

*         Plan to seek admission to an internationally focused advanced degree program.

Students from Minority Serving Institutions such as Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), and Other Minority Serving Institutions (OMIs) are particularly encouraged to apply.

 Application Deadline: February 1, 2011

 Website: www.uncfsp.org/iipp<http://www.uncfsp.org/iipp>  Contact: iipp@uncfsp.org<mailto:Nicholas.Bassey@uncfsp.org>

Encore Orientation Program — January 19

Join the Class of 2014 for an Encore Orientation Program at the beginning of the spring semester–January 19. This will be an opportunity for you to learn more about the resources you may have missed out on during your own orientation.   

You can see the day’s schedule at www.wesleyan.edu/orientation at the bottom of the page.  It will begin with a brunch and panel of faculty and students discussing how to build stronger relationships with your advisors and professors. Space at this brunch is limited. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Teri Maheu at tmaheu@wesleyan.edu no later than January 15, 2011.  

Other workshops for the day are open to everyone. Feel free to pick and choose which workshops you would like to attend. Take advantage of this wonderful program.  We look forward to seeing you then!

Latino Labor Movement History and SEIU Internships — 11/17

Please join the Dominican Student Association at a lecture from SEIU, a labor union, concerning the history of Latino involvement in the labor movement.

This event will also promote opportunities for summer internships helping with labor union campaigns.

SEIU Informational
Wednesday November 17th
Usdan 108

Any questions?  Contact Odetty Tineo at otineo@wesleyan.edu.