LSA Dean’s Fellow job Opportunity!

LSA is hiring our next Dean’s Fellow for the 2022-2023 academic year.  If you are a recent undergraduate alums from 2021 or 2022 who might be interested in learning more about a career in higher education this might be the opportunity. 

The Dean’s Fellowship is awarded to a recent U-M bachelor’s degree graduate with career aspirations in higher education. The fellowship offers in-depth experience across a range of areas of the college and provides an excellent opportunity to develop professional skills while working closely with faculty and staff leaders in the college.

The job is currently posted until July 4, 2022. 

LSA Scholarships!

The 2022 LSA Returning Student Scholarship (RSS) Deadline is June 1st

To be considered for an RSS please ensure that your application is submitted today!

 Did You Know?

  • We understand that financial circumstances change year by year. Does this describe you? Apply Today!
  • You can apply for the RSS EVERY year.
  • Our LSA Scholarships website not only provides you with additional information about the RSS but you can also Apply Here!

You are receiving this email as a friendly reminder to apply for the 2022 LSA Returning Student Scholarship (RSS). If you have already applied or not interested, please disregard this email.

Warmest Regards,

LSA Scholarships Office
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts | University of Michigan
Office of the Dean | Undergraduate Education
2162 LSA Building | 500 S. State Street, Ann Arbor MI 48109
Email: LSAScholarships@umich.edu 

Meta Design Summit 2022

What is the Design Summit? The Design Summit will offer a series of virtual workshops and 1:1 mentorship for aspiring designers from underrepresented communities. The program will kick off with a two-day virtual course on July 21stand July 22nd, 2022, with on-going education in the areas of mentorship, portfolio development, and design education running through October. 

The Design Summit is geared toward those looking to break into Content Design as well as Product Design. If selected, students will hear from Meta Product Designers, Content Designers, and Design Leadership about what they’re working on, new trends in the industry, and how you can prepare for a career in the field of design. This is an exciting opportunity for students to take a dip into the world of design and gain valuable insight from industry professionals. 

We are happy to announce that the application window is now open and will be running until Monday, June 6th, 2022 at midnight PST. Students can learn more about the Design Summit and apply here: https://designsummit2022.splashthat.com/

2022-23 Grand Rapids Griffins PR Internships

The Grand Rapids Griffins are now accepting applications for public relations interns for our 2022-23 season, including a home game internship and a writing internship that has a fully remote option. We anticipate posting positions for a community relations/broadcasting internship and mascot performers as soon as next week.

If you are interested, apply by our June 15 deadline.

Intern as a LFG Sports Ambassadors!

WHAT IS LFG State?

LFG State is the LFG Sports collegiate affiliate program. LFG State is designed to be a fun, competitive program that brings college students together across the country. The program is about placing promising, passionate young people in positions of authority. LFG State’s ambassador teams are driven to bring student gameday culture to life in a unique way. The mission is to authentically generate content displaying each college’s fanbase. The program is built on five pillars: content, events, merch, swag, & revenue.

IDEAL AMBASSADOR

The ideal LFG Sports ambassador is someone who is passionatehard-working, and carries the entrepreneurial spirit alongside the underdog mentality. The ideal ambassador is someone who works best in team environments and is always willing to go the extra mile. Lastly, the ideal ambassador loves sports and is a fan. It doesn’t matter what area of sports; we want ambassadors to follow their passion to explore any & every aspect of the sport industry.

BENEFITS FOR AMBASSADORS

  • Resume Builder
  • Grow a network of young professionals across the country
  • Opportunity to travel to sporting events
  • Free merch
  • Opportunity to gain real world sports media experience
  • Opportunity to network
  • Opportunity to grow personal brand
  • Future opportunities with LFG Sports

ROLES

  • Content creation
  • Videography + editing
  • Partnerships
  • Marketing / PR
  • Graphic design
  • Social media
  • Writing
  • Photography
  • Research & Development

Here is the link to apply: LFG State Intern Application

The Voyager Scholarship: Obama-Chesky Scholarship for Public Service

The Voyager Scholarship helps students pursuing careers in public service by providing access to travel and education to rising Juniors who seek financial support to alleviate their student debt and take on opportunities that otherwise seem financially out of reach.

For full details, follow this link to the website for the The Voyager Scholarship: Obama-Chesky Scholarship for Public Service 

Here is what the scholarship offers:

  • Financial aid up to $50,000: Students will receive up to $25,000 per year in “last dollar” financial aid to cover remaining tuition and/or living costs for their junior and senior years of college. This last-dollar approach builds on other financial aid programs and helps ensure the students can pursue a career in public service and are not constrained by crushing student debt.
  • Summer Voyage: President Obama and Brian have different backgrounds, but share the fundamental belief and lived experience that exposure to new places and experiences broaden our horizons and redefine what we believe is possible. With a budget of $10,000, students will design their own summer voyage between their junior and senior year of college. The experience will allow students to pursue internships or mentorship opportunities anywhere in the world that will broaden their horizons and prepare them for careers in public service. Students will also be able to stay in homes on Airbnb using credits provided by Airbnb.
  • 10-year travel stipend: After graduation, Airbnb will provide the students with a $2,000 travel credit every year for 10 years, totaling $20,000. This will allow students to continue to broaden their horizons and forge new connections throughout their public service careers.
  • Fall Summit: Voyagers will be invited to an annual Fall Summit. This fall, the summit will include a meeting with President Obama, Brian Chesky, and other leaders. They will also get access to a network of other Voyagers and alumni with whom they can connect with at the summit and beyond.
  • A network of leaders: Throughout the program, students will be invited to an ongoing speaker series, giving them access to a network of leaders. This network of leaders will expose them to new areas of service and innovations happening in their fields. After graduation, they will join the Obama Foundation’s global community, providing them with Foundation resources and programming.

Here are the basic eligibility requirements for people applying to this program:

  • Plan to enroll full-time in their junior year of study at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States in Fall 2022. Eligible students are:
    • Finishing sophomore year in Spring 2022
    • Or transferring from a two-year to a four-year college for their 2022-2023 junior academic year
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent
  • Have demonstrated a commitment to public service**
  • Plan to pursue a career in public service upon graduation
  • Be a United States (US) citizen, US permanent resident (holder of a Permanent Resident Card), or an individual granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA)

    **This scholarship allows for a broad definition of public service, which includes careers in government, non-profits or the private sector. A career in public service includes a range of occupations—from community organizing to social work and from entrepreneurship to the arts—all committed to solving our biggest challenges together.

More information is detailed on their website, but additional critical points are as follows:

  • Preference may be given to applicants with no or limited prior engagement with other leadership programs in their undergraduate experience. 
  • Students must demonstrate financial need to be considered for the program.
  • Scholarship America, which is administering the application and disbursing scholarships to selected students, uses a formula similar to that used by college financial aid offices (Federal Methodology), using information provided in the Financial Data section of the application.
  • This application does not require long essays, references, or affiliates. It does require a video essay, and several short-answer questions — components the II F&G office is equipped to advise on.

Now accepting applications for 2022-23 Public Humanities Internship

Open to U-M juniors and seniors (including non-humanities disciplines)

The Public Humanities Internship is a paid internship program that provides 8 selected undergraduate students at the University of Michigan with the opportunity to participate in the life of the Institute for the Humanities through a unique combination of program development and event marketing. If you are interested in expanding your understanding of the humanities and communicating the value of the humanities to your peers and the broader public, want to work with people who share those values, and would like to gain leadership, programming, and marketing skills, the Public Humanities Internship may be for you. The pay rate for the internship is $18/hour. Application deadline is June 1, 2022. 

Job Duties:

  • Work 5–7 hours per week in-person at the Institute for the Humanities; programming weeks may require additional time
  • Attend a weekly meeting with intern cohort and intern coordinator
  • Plan, promote and execute a fall 2022 public humanities event (possibly in collaboration with the Asian/American Pacific Islander American Studies Program)
  • Plan, promote and execute a month-long series on Humanities and Afrofutures during winter 2023
  • Additional projects/tasks as assigned

Applicant Criteria:

  • Undergraduate student with junior or senior status
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and meet deadlines
  • Must be present on campus fall 2022 and winter 2023
  • We welcome majors from across the disciplines (including non-humanities)

To apply, submit the following by June 1, 2022 through the Student Employment application portal:

  • A cover letter indicating why you are interested in this internship and what you believe you can bring to this experience in terms of programming ideas, talents, skills, creativity, or knowledge.
  • Resume
  • Short essay: 300 words or less, tell us about an instance when something humanities-related impacted you or someone you know.
  • Have your recommender submit their confidential letter of recommendation via email to sharrell@umich.edu by June 1, 2022.  Please instruct your recommender to include your name in the letter.
  • Applicants will be notified of results by June 15, 2022.

Michiganensian Yearbook – Opportunity for COMM students

The Michiganensian Yearbook is the only publication at the University of Michigan that can truly capture the spirit and character of the entire year. The Michiganensian is a full color, 400+ page book featuring campus life, special events, sports, student organizations, and more. It also features the graduates from both the fall and winter semesters.

We are looking for more students to join our staff as writers, photographers and designers for the 2022-23 academic year.

Job descriptions, staff benefits, and the application can be found on our website

Please feel free to reach out to ensian.um@umich.edu or EIC Dyanna Bateman (dyannab@umich.edu) with any questions.

The Taimaka Project

Ending multidimensional poverty in Northern Nigeria with evidence-based solutions

About Taimaka’s Social Media/Marketing Internship:

Beginning in the spring of 2022, the Taimaka Project will pilot a Community Management of Malnutrition (CMAM) program in partnership with a state government in Northeastern Nigeria to treat 2,700 children experiencing moderate and severe acute malnutrition. We are really excited about this program and its potential to save the lives of over 50 children in 2022 alone. But we need help. We want to communicate more consistently and purposefully about our program through social media, our website, and other marketing and fundraising materials (e.g., pitch decks and brochures). In the past, our materials have gone in front of Elon Musk’s personal philanthropic advisor, USAID, and other high profile donors, and we’d love for you to contribute by helping us develop a more comprehensive social media and marketing strategy.

This internship would entail 8-10 hours of work per week with flexible work hours and end date. You would be working directly with our Fundraising Lead, Parth Ahya, and would have the opportunity to shape our entire external communications strategy. While this internship is unpaid, we are open to working with you to help you obtain credit through your university.

Your skills would support us towards our ultimate goal: saving the lives of hundreds of acutely malnourished children in Nigeria.

Potential Responsibilities:

  • Leading Taimaka’s social media presence across platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter
  • Contributing to Taimaka’s fundraising materials like brochures and pitch decks
  • Developing a comprehensive social media and marketing strategy for Taimaka
  • Working on discrete fundraising tasks like organizing events, overseeing donation campaigns, etc.
  • Your responsibilities will be tailored to your individual skills and interests

Skills We Are Seeking:

  • Interest in working with a nonprofit organization
  • Prior experience or skill with:
    • Graphic Design
    • Social Media Management & Strategy
    • Written Communication for Fundraising/Marketing
    • Fundraising

How to Apply:

To apply to join our team, please email parth@taimaka.org with your resume and a brief (500 word) statement of interest that highlights your relevant skills and why running social media or marketing for a
malnutrition nonprofit appeals to you. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. We look forward to hearing from you!

About Us:

The Taimaka Project is a joint US-Nigerian NGO focused on cost-effectively saving and improving lives by tackling seasonal hunger and malnutrition in northern Nigeria. Since 2019, we have delivered

$152,000 in post-harvest loans in Nigeria, generating over $50,000 in additional income for 1,000 families. Our evidence-based operational approach and success as an early-stage charity has resulted in backing from high-profile funders, including USAID, and won us international recognition for our innovative programming. Find out more at our website: taimaka.org.

Management Team:

  • Parth Ahya: BA Oxford; researcher for Government of India; strategy for UChicago Development Innovation Lab; advised former Google CEO, Eric Schmidt, on $1bn commitment to support global talent
  • Dr. Abubakar Umar: MBBS University of Maiduguri; 10+ years of clinical experience managing cases of acute malnutrition in Gombe
  • Justin Graham: BA PPE, Oxford; MA, Georgetown University; former: US DoD development analyst, machine learning researcher at the Center for Strategic and International Studies

W22 Marketing Consulting Case Competition

Michigan Advertising & Marketing, BBA Marketing Club, and 180° Consulting have joined forces this semester to create the first marketing consulting case competition on campus. 

This opportunity is open to all UofM undergraduate students who are interested in developing skills in market research, marketing campaigns, marketing consulting, strategy consulting, brand design, and/or product design.

The prompt will be released on Friday, March 18th at 8 PM. You will then work in teams of 3-5 to create slides that showcase your solutions and to record the presentation itself (a recorded Zoom meeting is fine). You may enlist your team now, but if you register individually, you will be randomly placed on a team. Both the slides and recording should be submitted to mameboardw22@umich.edu by Friday, March 25th at 8 PM. 

First-round results will be released on Wednesday, March 30th at 8 PM. If your team moves onto the final round, you will then present in person on Friday, April 1st with an impressive panel of judges from top companies (TBA soon on MAM’s social media). 

Awards will be given to all final round participants, with a grand prize of $75 and a personal networking session. 

Register here by Friday, March 18th at 5 PM: https://bit.ly/w22case