The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) works to promote HBCU excellence, innovation, and sustainability. The Initiative recognizes undergraduate, graduate, and professional students for their accomplishments in scholarship, leadership, and civic engagement.
The appointment period will last approximately one year, and during this time students will serve as ambassadors of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities by providing outreach opportunities and communications to their fellow students about the value of education and the Initiative as a networking resource. Through social media, personal and professional relationships with community-based organizations, student will share promising and proven practices that support opportunities for all young people to realize their educational and career potential. The program will provide an opportunity to participate in regional and national events, as well as, web chats with Initiative staff and other professionals from a wide range of disciplines that support a spirit of engagement and personal and professional development.
ELIGIBILITY AND RULES
1. Nominee must be a current undergraduate, graduate, or professional student at a Historically Black College or University (HBCU). Student must be enrolled for the 2016-2017 fall semester. View HBCU Listing by State
2. Only complete applications will be accepted. This includes signed nomination form, unofficial transcripts, short essays, resume and endorsement letter.
3. Submissions entered past the May 13th due date will not be acknowledged.
For more information regarding the 2016 HBCU All-Star Student program and application contact: email@example.com and follow us on Twitter @WHI_HBCUs
NSF has identified improvement in graduate student preparedness for entering the workforce (http://www.performance.gov/node/40262?view=public#apg) as one of its Agency Priority Goals. As part of this goal, supplemental funding is available in FY 2016 and FY 2017 to support science and engineering doctoral students so that they can acquire the knowledge, experience, and skills needed for highly productive careers, inside and outside of academe. NSF currently invests in a number of graduate student preparedness activities, and has historically encouraged investigators to include such activities in proposals. This Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) describes a variety of opportunities across the Foundation designed to explore approaches that will position NSF-funded graduate students for success in the 21st century Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workforce.
NSF will consider support for supplements to existing research awards to enhance professional development opportunities for students in PhD programs as described by each Directorate/Office. These descriptions can be found below. Interested investigators should contact the cognizant program officers listed on the opportunities. Enhanced experience supplements will enable single/collaborative awardees to request appropriate levels of additional support for existing graduate students to acquire professional development experience that will broaden avenues for entering the workforce. These supplements would provide graduate students with the opportunity to augment their research assistantships, and in some cases fellowships and traineeships, with additional “mentoring” activities and short-term training opportunities. Enhanced activities supplements will be available to existing, larger institution-level, “center-like” activities to support cohorts of graduate students with the goal of developing new “best practice activities” for enhancing graduate student preparedness for entering the workforce.
The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCU) has been hosting a series of webinars to educate Historically Black Colleges and Universities on the grants and opportunities available to them throughout the federal government.
This month WHIHBCU in collaboration with the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics will co-host a webinar with the U.S. Department of Education on April 21, 2016 from 1:00PM-3:00PM EST.
This webinar will feature a presentation by departmental programs within the U.S. Department of Education highlighting their funding opportunities for HBCUs and Hispanic Serving Institutions(HSIs). Attendees will gain an understanding of how their work and research matches available ED opportunities. Faculty, staff, and administrators from the HBCU and HSI community are invited to view the webinar live and ask questions.
NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) Application is Open!
Do you know a community college student who dreams of having a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) career? NCAS helps community college STEM students experience and envision a career at NASA and encourages them to finish a 2-year degree or transfer to a 4-year university in pursuit of a STEM degree.
Are you passionate about using your design talent to make the world a better place?
Do you believe visual design can make complicated information easy to understand?
Would you like to learn more about federal education policy while sharpening your design and multimedia communication skills?
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is on the lookout for talented students to be part of our inaugural ED Design Studio Internship Program.
This new program is part of the official ED Summer Volunteer Unpaid Internship Program, though the deadline for applications is extended to April 8, 2016, for this program only. Please see eligibility information here and be sure to see additional application instructions below.
Students who are members of under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
Think you might be interested? Here are some answers to questions you may have.
What would I be doing, exactly?
During your internship you might –
• Use Adobe Creative Suite to design infographics for social media, blogs, and other digital platforms that will be seen by a national audience;
• Use sticky notes during a brainstorm session to come up with ideas for high-impact visuals to accompany a high-profile report;
• Use PowerPoint to help a senior staff member turn a text-heavy set of bullets into an elegant presentation for a national education conference or an internal meeting;
• Offer in-person workshops or one-on-one coaching to help staffers learn basic drawing techniques for use with easel pads while facilitating meetings;
• Advise policy officials on options for data visualization graphics and tools;
• Recruit a design expert to offer a workshop on design thinking and user-centered design;
• Attend a public event in the DC area where you see your work put into action;
• Make progress on your own idea for a project that combines your design/multimedia interests and the Department’s mission.
What is the commitment?
Minimum of eight weeks, 20 to 40 hours per week. Ideally you would be in the program full time for a few months, but since this is an unpaid opportunity we understand some candidates may have to work a part-time job too, and we are open to candidates in that situation.
Who would I work with?
The position works closely with the Office of Communications and Outreach (OCO), the Office of the Undersecretary (OUS), and the Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE). In a typical week you would collaborate with writers and the press team, as well as policy advisors, support staff, and senior officials in multiple offices.
Who is ED looking for?
In addition to the basic eligibility requirements, we are looking for high school, undergraduate, or graduate students with proficient graphic design/multimedia skills, a passion for education, and a can-do, “yes-and!” attitude. If you’re someone who works well in a fast-paced environment, takes initiative and learns from mistakes, and stays flexible and positive as things change, you could be a great fit.
If you have a talent for snappy writing, teaching/coaching others, or facilitating groups, that would be icing on the cake.
Why the rushed timeline?
We didn’t come across many students with strong graphic design backgrounds in our usual summer internship search process. We are now doing targeted outreach to find people like you, so we are a little behind in the process. Once we select the successful candidate(s), there is a rigorous vetting process to get through, so we want that to begin as soon as possible.
The Expanded Success Initiative (ESI) cordially invites you to participate in our 2nd Annual College Fair, “Changing the Narrative”. The college fair is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Baruch College
This year the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (COSEBOC) in partnership with the Young Men’s Initiative and ESI will host its Annual Gathering of Leaders in New York City. The gathering will take place May 18- 21. The college fair is one of the events leading up to the conference. ESI invites and encourage you to stay in New York to participate in this dynamic professional conference. To register for this conference please visit the COSEBOC website.
We hope your schedule will be able to accommodate our invitation. Please RSVP by April 15, 2016. If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact Camille Kinlock, Associate Director: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (212)-356-3759.
To learn more about the Expanded Success Initiative please visit: www.esinyc.com
The Smithsonian National Museum of African Art (NMAfA) is seeking an enthusiastic summer intern to work with the Registration department on a host of tasks and projects. The intern will learn the fundamentals of stewardship and best practices in collections management both by assisting and shadowing the Head and Assistant Registrars and actively participating in departmental projects. He or she will gain proficiency in The Museum System (TMS), learn the standards for proper object handling, and understand the process for depositing and accessioning works of art. By attending weekly and monthly meetings, he or she will gain a solid understanding of how the Registration department functions within the museum as a whole.
The intern may assist with the following projects:
– Yearly inventory of 10% of the permanent collection.
– Processing deposits, including unpacking, condition reporting, photography, and generation of paper and electronic records.
– Applying semi-permanent object numbers to the accessioned collection.
– Packing objects in preparation for outgoing loan.
– Preparing housing for a recent acquisition.
– Researching artist’s points of contact for the purpose of generating copyright requests.
– Digitizing object labels.
– Digitizing accession paperwork.
– Graduate student or rising senior pursuing a Museum Studies, Art History, Anthropology or related degree
– Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite
– Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
– Interest in pursuing a career in collections management
HOW TO APPLY
This internship is offered in a full-time or part-time capacity for a period of 8-10 weeks. Send resume, list of three professional references, and a cover letter explaining how this internship will further your professional goals to Clarissa Fostel, Head Registrar, email@example.com. Applications accepted until April 11, 2016. Please email with any inquiries.
Visit our website to learn more about the mission, collections, exhibitions and programs.
THE WHITE HOUSE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM AND THE D.C. SCHOLARS PROGRAM AT THE WHITE HOUSE
IN THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION
Do you know leaders interested in interning at the White House for the Obama Administration? Encourage them to apply today for the Fall 2016 White House Internship Program – the final internship opportunity in the Obama Administration. This select group of young men and women from across the country dedicate their time, talents, energy, and service to better the White House, the community, and the nation.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens, 18 years of age or older before the first day of the internship, and meet at least one of the following criteria:
Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution)
Graduated from an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution) no more than two years before the first day of the internship
A veteran of the United States Armed Forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty, for any length of time, in the two years preceding the first day of the internship
Every summer since the start of the Obama Administration in 2009, graduating high school seniors from public and charter high schools in the District of Columbia have been invited to apply for a part-time summer internship opportunity at the White House through the D.C. Scholars Program at the White House.
Encourage eligible applicants to apply before the deadline – the final intern application cycle in the Obama Administration! The Fall 2016 White House Internship Program application cycle closes on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 11:59 PM, EST and the application for the D.C. Scholars Program at the White House closes on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST. Application questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org and DCScholar_Info@who.eop.gov.
Distribute the attached flyers to potential applicants and other contacts who may be interested in the program.
On Thursday, March 24, 2016 the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Agency will conduct a webinar.
This webinar will feature a presentation by Departmental programs for U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Agency highlighting their funding opportunities for HBCUs. Attendees will gain an understanding of how their work and research matches available USDA opportunities. Faculty, staff, and administrators from the HBCU community are invited to view the webinar live and ask questions. Registration information is below.
The Opportunity Finance Network is looking for a new intern to work specifically with HBCUs!
Candidates can apply directly online for the Strategic Initiatives internship (http://www.ofn.org/internships). For specific questions regarding the position, please contact Beth Lipson (cc’d), OFN’s EVP for Strategic Initiatives at email@example.com.