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ELI is once again hiring undergraduate students as ELI 994 Student Consultants/Program Assistants, to play the role of undergrad students during practice teaching sessions and provide feedback to international GSIs who are preparing to teach classes.
Students gain experience in intercultural interaction and in providing professional feedback. Easy job with afternoon hours. I’d be so grateful if you could share it around to any undergrads who are interested in finding a job for WN23.
Interested students should apply via the Student Employment website, job number 32429.
The Department of Communication & Media is seeking self-nominations for one undergraduate student to serve as a representative on the department’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee. The committee is currently comprised of Communication & Media faculty, staff, and graduate students.
Requirements: The position requires the student representative to attend 4-5 committee meetings in the Winter 2023 semester, participate in committee discussions on matters of DEI, and help the committee implement and execute DEI-related initiatives. Students may be asked to help the committee with tasks outside of meetings as well. The student representative will be compensated at a rate of $20 per hour for their time (up to 10 hours for the semester).
Selection: The DEI committee will review and discuss all applications and select one student representative in December 2022. The selected student will be notified soon thereafter.
Position timing: The position will begin in January 2023 and conclude at the end of Winter semester 2023.
Eligibility: Nominees must be declared Communication & Media majors. Any student majoring in Communication & Media is encouraged to apply for the position.
Nomination materials: To submit a self-nomination, please 1) fill out this form and 2) attach a resume at the bottom of the form.
Nominations are due no later than 5pm on Friday, December 2, 2022.
For questions about the position, please contact the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org
POLITICO Journalism Institute Opens Applications for 2023 Session
ARLINGTON, Va. — POLITICO today announced that applications are being accepted for the 2023 session of the POLITICO Journalism Institute (PJI), an intensive training program designed to advance newsroom diversity.
The 10-day program for undergraduate and graduate students offers hands-on training for students interested in sharpening their skills at the largest politics- and policy-focused newsroom in the nation. The next full in-person session, scheduled for May 30 to June 9, 2023, offers a unique opportunity for emerging journalists to have their work published by POLITICO.
“We’re thrilled to accept applications for the 10th year of PJI, one of the most highly regarded programs preparing a diverse new generation of journalists entering the industry,” said John Yearwood, editorial director for diversity and culture at POLITICO. “With strong support from our partners, we’re more convinced than ever that these training and mentorship opportunities will continue to impact the industry for at least another decade.”
American University and the Maynard Institute will once again partner with PJI, as they have since its inception. “The daily rush of news comes at us so fast and furious that citizens have a difficult time knowing with certitude what to believe, what is accurate and whom to trust,” said Sam Fulwood, dean of the American University School of Communication. “But we at American University are dedicated to making sure that future generations of journalists are equipped with the skill and knowledge to tell the stories that protect and preserve our democracy. Our partnership with PJI is a vital cog in our efforts to create pathways for emerging and diverse journalists.”
“This program has proved itself as a pipeline for a diverse group of talented young journalists who aim to cover politics and policy,” said Evelyn Hsu, co-executive director of the Maynard Institute. “We are proud of our role in starting this program and looking forward to our continuing work to train a new generation of journalists.”
Programming for PJI includes interactive workshops, sessions with industry leaders and mentor pairings. It also takes participants behind the scenes in the historic places where national stories are covered, including the White House, Congress, and the National Press Club. Participants split time between the POLITICO newsroom in Arlington, Va., and the nearby campus of American University, where they also are provided housing. All costs including housing, meals and transportation are covered by POLITICO.
Applicants who are rising juniors or seniors at accredited four-year colleges or universities are given preference. Members of affinity journalism associations are encouraged to apply. All applications must be completed and submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 5, 2022. Click here to apply.
On Sunday, October 16th at 2-5PM, GEN-ZiNE, a global grassroots media community for young people rewriting the future, and Instagram will host a virtual summit dedicated to the future of next-gen media and storytelling. Follow this link for registration, schedule and participating creators, notably Comm and Media alumni Steffi Cao!
The Detroit Community-Engaged Research Program (DCERP) is a summer fellowship offered by the U-M Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program. In summer 2023, DCERP students will work full-time on research projects directed by Detroit nonprofits that focus on community priorities such as the environment, food security, youth development, restorative justice, health equity and more! No prior research experience is necessary. The program specifically seeks students interested in gaining experience working with communities and advancing social justice.
· Work full-time for a nonprofit organization in Detroit on a community-driven research project
· Form a learning community of aspiring change agents that will get to collaborate with each other
· Participate in weekly seminars about social justice issues affecting Detroit and the region
· Receive a $15/hour stipend and are provided dormitory housing in midtown Detroit