Austin Alliance for Women in Media Scholarship

The Austin Alliance for Women in Media is proud to award scholarships to college Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors studying media or a related field at a university in the Austin area (within a 40-mile radius from Austin). Consideration will also be given to students attending other colleges who graduated from an Austin area high school and maintain an Austin area permanent address.

One $5000 scholarship will be awarded in 2020 to be used for undergraduate tuition and will be administered by the respective Financial Aid Office of the recipient.

The application is due NO LATER THAN MARCH 2, 2020 at 5 PM

www.awmaustin.org/scholarships

Undergraduate Internship Opportunity

Hello, students. I’m writing to share a Spring 2020 internship opportunity with you with the Office of Inclusive Innovation and Entrepreneurship within the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement. Please see the information below and the attached document for additional details about this opportunity. If you have questions about this internship, please reach out to inclusiveinnovation@utexas.edu.

Position Overview:
The Office of Inclusive Innovation and Entrepreneurship seeks an undergraduate intern who will support event communication and management for the office’s programs. This is a leadership position that offers event marketing, promotion, and implementation experience. A strong desire for social impact is required for this role. Our office’s overall mission is to address wealth inequity by investing in students from diverse backgrounds and collaborating with business leaders to draw up innovative strategies for diversity and inclusion. As we grow our impact inside and outside the university, we are looking for committed student partners to support our efforts. If you’d like to develop your talents in mission-driven graphic design, marketing, and public relations, please apply for this opportunity by submitting a cover letter and resume to inclusiveinnovation@utexas.edu

Application Deadline: 1/20/2020

Department: Division of Diversity & Community Engagement

Supervisor: Rubén Cantú, Executive Director of the Office of Inclusive Innovation and Entrepreneurship, DDCE

Length of Assignment: Spring 2020 with option to extend

Hours per week: 3 hours per week

Stipend: Unpaid with ability to earn internship credit

Application Instructions: Please submit a cover letter and resume to inclusiveinnovation@utexas.edu. If you have any questions about this opportunity or about our office’s work, please email us.

Leadership Education and Progress (LEAP) Program Opportunity for All Classifications

Greetings ACA Members and Affiliates,

I am Sade Dawson-Love, Coordinator of Leadership Development in the Leadership & Ethics Institute. I just want to share the Spring 2020 application for the Leadership Education and Progress (LEAP) program is open! Next semester we are offering four cohort options, which gives students of all classifications the opportunity to start their six-week LEAP journey at the beginning of the semester. Please pass on the information to any students you think could benefit from this great foundational leadership opportunity.

Registration for the cohorts is open now through February 7, 2020 via Hornslink.

Attached you will find the flyer to include in e-mail communication for recruitment. Thank you!

SADE A. DAWSON-LOVE, Coordinator of Leadership Development
The University of Texas at Austin | Leadership and Ethics Institute in the Office of the Dean of Students | 512-232-5163 | deanofstudents.utexas.edu/leadership

Yes! There is still time to apply to Peace Corps and other questions!

Peace Corps Question and Answer Time!

Q: Is there still time for seniors to apply to Peace Corps?

A: Yes! Yes! Yes! For graduating seniors, NOW all the way until Jan. 1st at midnight is the best time to apply, with departures ranging from July to September 2020. This is our biggest recruiting quarter and thus can give students the greatest chance of getting in.

Those seniors who apply during the spring semester will be looking at departures ranging from Oct to Dec 2020, however in the spring is our smallest quarter and can be difficult for even the most qualified candidate to get in due to limited number of spots. The safest bet is applying before Jan. 1st!

Q: Is there anyone available to help students prepare their application / answer general questions?

A: Yes! The Peace Corps Campus Recruiter is holding regular advising all the way until Dec 18th! If those advising times don’t work for students, they are encourage to reach out and set up an appointment outside of those times.

After Dec 18th, we have a wonderful senior virtual recruiter named Emily Brandt who will be available by email and phone all of winter break! She is only taking off Dec 25th and Jan 1st as those are federal holidays. Emily is a wonderful resource and is looking forward to working with any UT students who need help on their application!

Q: How much do students pay to participate in Peace Corps?

A: Nothing, we pay them to be a part of the program! All cost are covered including plane ticket, housing, living and travel allowance, full medical and a readjustment allowance of over $10,000 on completion of the program! We also have over 200 fellowships to cover grad school after Peace Corps!

Q: Is Peace Corps only open to certain majors?

A: Peace Corps is open to everyone who is over 18 years old and a US Citizen! Certain majors can make you more competitive for certain sectors but the most important thing is being passionate about service abroad! All majors and backgrounds are encouraged to apply!

Q: What about my student loans?

A: If you have federal student loans, such as Stafford, Perkins, direct, and consolidated loans, you may be eligible for deferment, partial cancellation, income-driven repayment, or eligibility for the Public Loan Service Forgiveness Program during Peace Corps service. Volunteers with Perkins loans may be eligible for a 15–70 percent cancellation benefit!

Those have been the top questions I have gotten so far but please feel free to reach out with any other questions you might have about this opportunity! Additional answers to frequent questions such as housing, training, safety, etc can also be found on our Real Answers page.

Good luck to everyone wrapping up their fall semester!
Jacqui Stewart Hobbs, MSW, MPH, Peace Corps Campus Recruiter, RPCV Guinea ’06-’09; Rwanda ’13-’14
Special Projects
Texas Global | The University of Texas at Austin
(512) 232-9436 | peacecorps@austin.utexas.edu | global.utexas.edu
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Yes! There is still time to apply to Peace Corps and other questions!

Peace Corps Question and Answer Time!

Q: Is there still time for seniors to apply to Peace Corps?

A: Yes! Yes! Yes! For graduating seniors, NOW all the way until Jan. 1st at midnight is the best time to apply, with departures ranging from July to September 2020. This is our biggest recruiting quarter and thus can give students the greatest chance of getting in.

Those seniors who apply during the spring semester will be looking at departures ranging from Oct to Dec 2020, however in the spring is our smallest quarter and can be difficult for even the most qualified candidate to get in due to limited number of spots. The safest bet is applying before Jan. 1st!

Q: Is there anyone available to help students prepare their application / answer general questions?

A: Yes! The Peace Corps Campus Recruiter is holding regular advising all the way until Dec 18th! If those advising times don’t work for students, they are encourage to reach out and set up an appointment outside of those times.

After Dec 18th, we have a wonderful senior virtual recruiter named Emily Brandt who will be available by email and phone all of winter break! She is only taking off Dec 25th and Jan 1st as those are federal holidays. Emily is a wonderful resource and is looking forward to working with any UT students who need help on their application!

Q: How much do students pay to participate in Peace Corps?

A: Nothing, we pay them to be a part of the program! All cost are covered including plane ticket, housing, living and travel allowance, full medical and a readjustment allowance of over $10,000 on completion of the program! We also have over 200 fellowships to cover grad school after Peace Corps!

Q: Is Peace Corps only open to certain majors?

A: Peace Corps is open to everyone who is over 18 years old and a US Citizen! Certain majors can make you more competitive for certain sectors but the most important thing is being passionate about service abroad! All majors and backgrounds are encouraged to apply!

Q: What about my student loans?

A: If you have federal student loans, such as Stafford, Perkins, direct, and consolidated loans, you may be eligible for deferment, partial cancellation, income-driven repayment, or eligibility for the Public Loan Service Forgiveness Program during Peace Corps service. Volunteers with Perkins loans may be eligible for a 15–70 percent cancellation benefit!

Those have been the top questions I have gotten so far but please feel free to reach out with any other questions you might have about this opportunity! Additional answers to frequent questions such as housing, training, safety, etc can also be found on our Real Answers page.

Good luck to everyone wrapping up their fall semester!
Jacqui Stewart Hobbs, MSW, MPH, Peace Corps Campus Recruiter, RPCV Guinea ’06-’09; Rwanda ’13-’14
Special Projects
Texas Global | The University of Texas at Austin
(512) 232-9436 | peacecorps@austin.utexas.edu | global.utexas.edu
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TEACH FOR AMERICA: APPLICATION DEADLINE – DECEMBER 6th

Today in America, kids growing up in low-income communities have a 14% chance of graduating from college by the time they’re 25. Be among the most diverse, remarkable leaders of your generation working to change that statistic by putting your talents to work to disrupt educational inequity.

By joining Teach For America, you will become part of a 60,000 strong network of leaders shaping the political, economic, and social future of our country. Learn about inspiring ways alumni are leading across education, business, policy, law, medicine, and more. Also, check out stories from UT students who have decided to join Teach For America after graduation.

The class of 2020 is welcomed to apply for the 2020 Teach for America corps by Friday, December 6th, 2019. All majors accepted. Full salary and benefits. 60,000+ alumni network.

Questions? Reach out to one of UT’s TFA representatives, Annie Matheis at annie.matheis@teachforamerica.org

Not class of 2020? Sign up to learn more about underclassmen opportunities

New York City: “The Global City”

UT Summer Course in NYC

Want to spend this summer in New York City exploring its history, cultures and communities? Through UT’s New York City Summer Course “The Global City”, you can earn up to 6 credits while living in the nation’s largest city. Students will visit historic neighborhoods, landmarks, museums and attend a range of cultural and political events. The city itself is the classroom. Head over to our Study Abroad Page to apply!

APPLICATION PRIORITY DEADLINE: December 21st.

The class “The Global City” which will be taught in New York City this summer. Students can earn 3 or 6 credits for taking this course.

The program fee is $3,300 which covers 4-weeks of lodging at New York University, a meal-plan (8 meals/week), group meals, entry fees to museums and exhibits, and an unlimited subway and bus pass. (The fee does not include airfare to and from New York City).

Course Description:
UT’s New York City summer course, “The Global City,” will give students the opportunity to explore New York City’s historic neighborhoods, landmarks, museums and attend a range of cultural and political events. The city itself is the classroom. This course reveals how America’s largest metropolis has been transnational since its very inception: from the conquest of indigenous land, to the city’s involvement in the US slave trade and plantation economy, to its central role in the industrial revolution, to its status as a destination point for migrants from around the world and, finally, to its emergence as the preeminent center of world finance. This course literally traces New York City’s history through first-hand visits to major landmarks and historic neighborhoods including African burial grounds, ports, factories, tenements, Harlem, el Barrio, Chinatown, Bed-Stuy (Brooklyn) and Jackson Heights (Queens)—to name but a few. Students will also have an opportunity to visit several of the city’s major museums and collections, to meet with community-based organizations and to attend a range of cultural events (music, film and theater). Through it all, the course will meet for class lectures on the history and politics of New York City. Course readings will draw from history, sociology, anthropology, geography, literature and film.

For more information on how to register, email:
Dr. Eric Tang erictang@utexas.edu
African and African Diaspora Studies Department afr@austin.utexas.edu

Internships Abroad for AY 2019-2020

Education Abroad has over 100 programs that allow a student to do an internship abroad, either through a full-time internship or a part-time internship/part-time study program. Options are available for students of all majors to incorporate experiential learning into their time abroad and most programs have no language requirements! Check out the Education Abroad website for all internship options. Numerous scholarships available, including a generous stipend through Freeman Scholars for up to $6,000.

Credit-bearing Internships Abroad

Over 100 hybrid programs with part-time internships/part-time study are available during spring, summer or fall terms across seven continents. New this year, students can browse flyers organized by broad professional fields to find programs that best fit their interests. See all flyers here.
o Internships in Business, Economics, and Entrepreneurship
o Experiential Learning for Health Fields
o Internships for Communications Students
o Internships for Government, Policy, and Human Rights
o Internships in Arts, Music, Performance, and Design
o Experiential Learning for Geosciences, Climate, Environment, and Sustainability
o Internships for Computer Science, Internet, and Information Technology

International Internship Program 2020

The International Internship Program offers students the opportunity to explore their field in another country, gain professional experience, and build their professional networks. Interns work full-time (35-40 hours per week) under the guidance of an English-speaking supervisor in placements customized to students’ fields and professional goals. This credit-eligible program runs eight weeks, from May 28, 2020 – July 25, 2020 across 7 cities:
· Bangkok, Thailand – Internship: Bangkok

· Barcelona, Spain – Internship: Barcelona

· Berlin, Germany – Internship: Berlin

· Hong Kong – Internship: Hong Kong

· Shanghai, China – Internship: Shanghai

· Singapore – Internship: Singapore

· Tokyo, Japan – Internship: Tokyo

Deadline
Application Opens: Open now, not rolling
Priority Application Deadline: January 15, 2020 (during winter break)
Final Application Deadline, select locations: February 2, 2020

Notes for Academic Advisors
· Eligibility: Current Freshman – graduating Seniors and graduate students; no language requirements; all locations are open to all majors. International students welcome.
· Students should attend an Explore: The International Internship Program session, offered semiweekly. See the dates on the Education Abroad events calendar.
· Internships are credit-eligible. Students interested in credit need to discuss options for credit with their academic advisor.

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Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

All the best,
Kate

Katherine Uhlrich, International Internship Coordinator
Education Abroad
Texas Global | The University of Texas at Austin
(512) 471-6492 | kuhlrich@austin.utexas.edu | global.utexas.edu
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FLAS Fellowship Applications Now Open!

Get Paid to Learn a Language!

FLAS Fellowship applications are now open!
Summer and Academic Year fellowships, which include tuition and living expenses, are available for study at UT and abroad!
Summer funding for up to $7500 towards an intensive language program ($5,000 towards program costs, $2,500 stipend)!

Academic year funding for tuition at UT or abroad (Undergraduates: up to $10k for tuition, $5k stipend;
Graduates: up to 15 credit hours tuition cost,
$15k stipend).

CREEES LANGUAGES:

RUSSIAN • POLISH • CZECH • UKRAINIAN • BOSNIAN • CROATIAN • MONTENEGRIN • SERBIAN • ROMANIAN • YAKUT AND MORE!

For more information on eligibility, funding requirements,
and how to apply, visit our website.

Applications now open! Deadline: February 1, 2020.