Male Research subjects needed

My name is Gigi Taylor.   I am a graduate student in cultural anthropology. I am currently collecting data for my thesis research.   I am looking at how media and health practices are impacted by transitions in life.

Are you a young MAN who

  • Has moved away from their parent’s home within the past 3 years
  • Is between 18-26
  • Is available for an interview May 2017

I would conduct this interview in your home.  You would complete 2 collages as a way to warm up before the interview. (I would email directions.)

For the 2-hour in-home interview and 2 collages, you would receive a $100 Amazon gift certificate.

If interested, please email me.

Please download flyer below for more details.

Health&Wellness5.13.17

gigi.taylor@gmail.com

Insight Global Education

Undergrads!Yet another opportunity for you, this time from Insight Global Education

The Semester in Development is a term-long program that is open to undergraduate students of all disciplines. The program is based entirely overseas in Kampala, Uganda, and is unique as it combines studying and interning. While abroad, participants enroll as part-time visiting students at Makerere University, studying one day a week and earning transferable credits. The remaining four days a week have participants interning with a locally run organization in a field directly related to the student’s academic field.

The next session is for Fall 2017, and the application is due July 3rd, 2017. For more information, please visit their website.

Global Zero Action Corps

My undergrads!! With less than a week to go before we finish up another year (or our last year), I have an opportunity from Global Zero Action Corps. This organization prides itself being at the forefront of spearheading the campaign in their city or campus, directing outreach in their communities, and leading as the face of a vision for a world without nukes.

Action Corps is a year-long organizing program designed to train and empower leaders across the country to tackle one of the biggest threats of our generation. Whether you’re new to the fight or a seasoned activist, we’ll provide the hands-on training, in-depth resources you’ll need to make a difference — and have fun while you’re at it!

Over the course of the year, you’ll be working with Global Zero on creative and impactful campaigns to eliminate nuclear arms. You will have insider access to international policy, work with local and national media, lobby elected officials, learn real leadership and campaign skills, and use all of this to build and lead your very own Global Zero chapter to resist President Trump’s reckless nuclear agenda.

Action Corps leaders this year will be working to pressure their campuses and city councils to pass resolutions in opposition to President Trump’s march toward nuclear war, while attending our organizing trainings and helping to recruit for larger national actions.

By the end of this program you will have the skills you need to effectively organize your peers, mobilize them to action, lobby decision-makers, work with the media, and more. Action Corps leaders typically dedicate 3-5 hours a week to the program.

To apply, email your resume and a brief cover letter explaining why you’d like to be a Global Zero Action Corps leader to field@globalzero.org. If selected, we will be in touch to set up a time to chat about the opportunity over the phone. The early application deadline is May 5th, 2017. The program begins with a
national training in Washington D.C. in August.

Fulbright Canada Opportunity

Fulbright Canada is hosting the Youth Institute on Canada in the World, a Canada 150 initiative, from September 30 to October 8, 2017.  The Institute will engage and support 20 bright young leaders from the United States and Canada who are eager to provide an important perspective on Canada’s role in the world and Canada-U.S. relations.

Participants will travel to Ottawa and Quebec City for ten days of discussion, policy formulation, and cultural activities. Students will have the opportunity to engage directly with foreign policy experts academics, Canadian diplomats, senior officials in the Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec, and media representatives.

Travel, accommodation, and related expenses will be covered.

They are seeking a diverse applicant pool from a variety of disciplines such as, economics, political science, environmental studies, and the fine arts.

All applications are due by May 31, 2017.

More details can be found in the attached documents and on their website:   Youth Institute on Canada in the World

 

Civic Engagement Scholarship

Undergrads! If you’re interested in politics, civic engagement, policy, anything that pertains to public service, we have something that might fund your next internship!

The Ted Strauss Civic Internship Award supplements your paid or unpaid internship in the fields of public policy, public service, government, or politics for the summer. Previous award winners have worked for CNN, the U.S. Department of Education, the United States Senate, Defenders of Wildlife, the Muscular Dystrophy Association among other organizations and governmental agencies. The application deadline is Tuesday, May 2, 2017.

Your internship must meet the following criteria:

  • Internship must be in the area of public policy, public service, government, or politics.
  • Must be an undergraduate student at The University of Texas at Austin and not be graduating before December 2017.
  • Internship must be a minimum of 10 hours a week for 10 weeks.
  • Internship must not include more than 25% clerical work.
  • Course credit is preferred, but not required.

The award is $2,000, with multiple awards going out to selected individuals passionate about public service. The application link may be found here.

For any questions you may have, please contact Chuck Courtney. or call 512-471-1959.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Graduating seniors! Only a few more weeks until we graduate and spread out to graduate programs, law school, medical school, or even the workforce. If you’re looking for a job for experience or because you want to become a teacher, please consider applying to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program!

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program funds 8 to 12 months abroad to study, research or teach English in countries around the world.

Fulbright awards alumni, graduating seniors and recent graduates to travel for academic work in all disciplines, including the sciences, social sciences, humanities, engineering, and the performing and creative arts.  Many countries also offer grants for those who wish to serve as English teaching assistants. The Campus Deadline for the 2018-2019 cycle is August 31, 2017.

There will be upcoming Fulbright Grant Information Sessions this week:

  • Thu-Apr 20, 2017 12:00Noon- 1:00PM WEL 3.266
  • Fri-Apr 21, 2017 12:30PM  – 1:30PM GSB 2.122
  • Fri-Apr 28, 2017 12:00Noon- 1:00PM DFA 1.101
  • Wed-May 03, 2017  2:30PM  – 3:30PM CLA 0.102

Feel free to contact Lindsay Jones (lindsay.jones@austin.utexas.edu) for any additional information about the program.

Rapoport Extention to April 17th

Did you realize the Rapoport Application was due today? Don’t fret! The application has been extended to April 17th!! Just a refresher:

Primary duties involve:

  • Assisting with research and advocacy projects
  • Serving as liaison to UT undergraduate community (through the Human Rights Student Advisory Council) and helping develop Center’s undergraduate outreach
  • Assisting Co-Directors, Assistant Director, Postdoctoral Fellow, Human Rights Scholars, graduate students, and affiliated faculty with other projects and tasks as assigned
  • Contributing written work for press releases, website, and Annual Review publications

Required Qualifications

The Rapoport Center is looking for students who are committed to working on issues of human rights and justice; excellent writers and editers; skilled in strong organizational and time management; and who can compose themselves in a professional demeanor. The Center would work 15-20 hours per week during the summer.

The following qualifications may be preferred in some candidates:

  • Demonstrated experience with publication, design, and website software (e.g. Adobe Creative Suite)
  • Proficiency in a foreign language
  • Experience with scholarly research and editing
  • Journalism experience

How to Apply

Qualified students should submit the following items individually in PDF format via email (subject: Undergraduate Internship) to humanrights@law.utexas.edu:

  • Cover letter (state why you are interested in the position; demonstrate basic knowledge of our programs and activities)
  • CV/Resume (indicate any relevant skills and foreign language proficiency)
  • Transcript (unofficial is acceptable; an official copy can be mailed if needed, to arrive by the application due date)
  • List of three references (at least two must be UT faculty; include name, title, and contact information; full letters not required)
  • Writing sample (3-5 pages; does not need to relate directly to human rights, although that is preferable)

IE Pre-Grad School Internship

With registration for next semester coming up in a few weeks, let me tell you about an exciting internship course.

Are you thinking about whether graduate school is in your future?  Are you uncertain about what it would be like to be a graduate student and what academic program may be suited best to your interests and career goals?

If your answer to these questions is yes, you may wish to consider undertaking the Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) “Pre-Graduate School Internship.”  This internship is open to students in all UT colleges/schools and departments.  You may earn one, two or three hours of academic credit (CMS 164M/264M/364M) by participating in the internship.

Attached is a flyer describing the Pre-Graduate School Internship. In addition, you may read more about this program (including FAQ’s, examples of internship activities and an easy to complete internship contract) on the web: http://communication.utexas.edu/ie/

There are also financial awards. The Kuhn Intellectual Entrepreneurship Award is designed to encourage both first generation and economically disadvantaged undergraduate students to pursue their academic passions and to seriously consider graduate study.

The awards will be in the form of $1,000 stipends offered to a select number of qualified undergraduate interns. The award is intended to support and encourage students to pursue opportunities that further enrich the Pre-Graduate School Internship experience. (e.g., traveling to conferences, potential graduate school visits, research endeavors, supplies, books etc.)

In addition, each intern’s graduate mentor will be awarded a matching $1,000 stipend through the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement.  For more information about this award, please go to: http://communication.utexas.edu/ie/kuhn-ie-award

A wonderful video about IE is at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWx0qNZERI0

Please direct all questions to feel free to contact Rick Cherwitz (spaj737@uts.cc.utexas.edu)

NOTE: Because of the generosity of several UT deans, undergraduates who do their pre-grad internship in programs in the following colleges will be eligible to receive travel grants to help cover part of the cost of attending an academic conference (with their grad mentor)– Law, Public Affairs, Communication, Information, Nursing, Architecture, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Pharmacy, Business, Social Work, Information, Nursing, Architecture, Education, Natural Sciences, Fine Arts.

 

Hatton W. Sumners Careers in Politics Conference

Undergrads! in our political climate, public service leaders are needed now more than ever! If you are interested in politics and public service or flirting with this arena, please know UT will be hosting a conference this weekend!

Hatton W. Sumners Careers in Politics Conference

Saturday, April 1, 2017 (8:30 am – 3:30 pm)

Belo Center for New Media, 300 W. Dean Keeton

 

This one-day, nonpartisan event offers the next generation of civic leaders the insiders’ perspective about what it’s like to have a career in public service.

Participants have the opportunity to hear from active political professionals such as elected officials, political staff, government leaders, and communication strategists.

Speakers will:

  • Offer strategies for navigating the current political landscape;
  • Share thoughts on emerging trends in policy-making;
  • Explore methods of effective leadership for local impact;
  • Help you to develop and refine your personal brand;
  • Give you next steps for getting your foot-in-the-door.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Parag Mehta, Former Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to the U.S. Surgeon General (keynote address)
  • Evan Smith, CEO and Co-Founder of The Texas Tribune
  • Gerald Daugherty, Travis County Commissioner, Precinct 3
  • The Honorable Sherri Greenberg, Clinical Professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and former member of the Texas House of Representatives.
  • Denise Davis, Former Texas House Parliamentarian and Chief of Staff to House Speaker Joe Straus
  • Randan Steinhauser, National Adviser to National School Choice Week
  • Jo Cassandra Cuevas, Manager, Legislative Affairs, AT&T
  • Mark Harkrider, Seasoned Lobbyist
  • Jessica Beemer, North Sector Manager, City of Houston
  • Paul Theobald, Former Committee Director for the Texas House Committee on Defense and Veterans’ Affairs
  • Michelle Castillo, Legislative Director, Texas House of Representatives

Any student who is interested in the possibility of pursuing a career in public service is encouraged to attend. Register today! Scholarships are available for any student in need. Apply here.

Please use the discount code “UTCIP” (case-sensitive, no quotes) on the second page of the event registration to bring your cost down to $10. This covers breakfast tacos, boxed lunches, coffee, parking, and snacks at the networking after-party for the day!

 

Any questions may be directed to Taylor Foody, New Politics Forum program assistant (taylor.foody@austin.utexas.edu)

CMHC Peer Educator Positions

Are you interested in the health and wellbeing of your peers? Are you curious about a career in mental health services? The CMCH is looking for students who are passionate about engaging your community in dialogue about college mental health?

This three-semester course trains students to become Peer Educators for the Counseling and Mental Health Center and give presentations across the UT campus to their peers.

You will get academic credit (through the Department of Health Education and Kinesiology) when you become part of the next cohort of Peer Educators for the Counseling and Mental Health Center! Note: Peer Educators are only open to undergraduate students.

If you are interested in becoming a peer educator, please complete the online application by Friday, March 31st at midnight.  Application and interview REQUIRED.For more information go to

For more information go to: http://bit.ly/CMHCPeers. All questions may be directed to Marian Trattner (mtrattner@austin.utexas.edu)