2020 Senior Prize in Literary Translation

The Department of Comparative Literature is pleased to invite graduating seniors in all departments at the University of Michigan to submit entries for our annual prize in literary translation.

Submissions are due Tuesday, April 21, and will be judged by a team of faculty members in Comparative Literature.

A prize of $500 will be awarded at the end of winter term.


1. All seniors graduating in Fall 2019 or Winter 2020, and affiliated with any department at the University of Michigan, are eligible to submit a translation.

2. Students may choose to translate into English any literary text (or excerpt of a literary text) that was originally written in another language and in any literary genre (e.g. fiction, poetry, drama, creative nonfiction).

3. A submission should consist of your translation (no more than 10 pages), and a brief translator’s preface (no more than 5 pages) that introduces the text and author you have chosen and explains your method of translation.  If you have worked significantly with previously available translations, glosses, or commentaries, please note these in your translator’s preface. Make sure your submission references all texts and tools you have used to produce your translation (i.e. other translations you have consulted, translation software you may have used, etc).

4. Please submit your translation in the following format: an email listing your name, your graduation date, your major(s) and minor(s), and the complete title, author, and language of the original text you have translated, and an email attachment without your name that includes your translator’s preface, your translation, and a copy of the text you have translated in its original language.

5. Your submission should be emailed to complit.info@umich.edu no later than 11:59 PM on Tuesday, April 21, 2020.

Questions?  Contact complit.info@umich.edu.


The Donald P. Durocher Memorial Scholarship deadline is March 31, 2020

Undergraduate college students in Michigan have the opportunity to apply for two $2,000 scholarships provided by PRSA Detroit’s Education Fund, which is administered by the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan (CFSEM). The Donald P. Durocher Memorial Scholarship are available for undergraduate students majoring in public relations, journalism, communications or a related field. Applicants must be full-time students for the 2020 calendar year and seniors graduating in 2020 are not eligible.

The scholarship application consists of a series of questions in essay form, including questions about the applicant’s view of the PR profession, experience as a PR practitioner and an option to include writing samples or case studies. Finalists may be required to participate in a face-to-face or phone interview by the Scholarship Committee judges. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2020.

In addition to the monetary value, the scholarship can also serve as a launch pad into a successful career in PR and Communications. 

More information at https://www.prsadetroit.org/2020/03/05/prsa-detroit-invests-in-future-of-pr-with-two-student-scholarships/

Organizing Corps 2020- ARE YOU IN?!?!

Do you want to work on the 2020 Democratic Presidential election and help us win back the White House? Looking for an opportunity  to launch your career in politics? 

I am spending spring break getting PAID to learn how to work on a campaign as a field organizer and there is still time to get involved and trained!  

Organizing Corps 2020 is providing paid training programs to give you the skills needed to work on a presidential campaign and is headed to AZ, FL, GA, MI, NC, PA, & WI this winter and spring. Organizing Corps 2020 is the best onramp to a full-time paid position on the presidential campaign through November 3, 2020.

I thought you might be interested in checking them out! Apply today at organizingcorps2020.com. The deadline is MARCH 4TH for the immersion program (5-week hands-on experience) in 19 cities across the country.  You can also check them out at @orgcorps2020 on FB, Instagram and Twitter. #oc2020 #takebackthewh 

APPLY today and share with your friends!

Feel free to contact comm major Danielle Pasekoff (pasekoff@umich.edu) with any questions.

NBC News Looking for Student Runners for Production in Dearborn, MI on March 8th and 9th

Christopher Essner
, Production Manager with NBC news contacted the department with a request to recruit students to act as Runners/Production Assistants for Sunday and Monday.  These students will help coordinate the production, wrangle on air guests, assist producers with scripts, and coordinate the arrival/departure of the 200 person audience. They prefer a few of the students have cars with them in case they are asked to go on supply runs, but can work with whomever is available.
This is a PAID position, so students will be compensated hourly for their work.  

This is a great opportunity for students to get their foot in the door of entertainment media production.  We will forward the student information of the five first students contacting commadvisor@umich.edu. Positions should be filled by Thursday 3/5/20.

Summer Campaign Job Opportunities

Want to spend your summer building skills that will help you launch your career, while working on urgent issues you care about, like protecting the environment and our public health, and making good money? Find out more and apply at www.summerjobsthatmatter.org. We’ll be on your campus on 3/16 & 3/17, and again on 3/23 & 3/24, call us at 303-573-5858 to schedule an interview.
The Fund for the Public Interest is seeking hard-working individuals with a passion for social change to fill citizen outreach and Field Manager positions across the country this summer. We are hiring full-time staff, with leadership opportunities available, with offices in over 25 cities across the country this summer, to work on issues like tackling climate change, saving bees from dangerous pesticides, and stopping single-use plastics from polluting our oceans and other waterways.
  • Get experience with the leadership and communication skills and connections needed to launch your career
  • Educate and engage citizens on pressing issues
  • Build membership and raise money for environmental and social change groups
  • Earn an average of $6,000-$8,000 this summer 

To apply online, visit: www.summerjobsthatmatter.org or call us directly at 303-573-5858! We are also hiring for career positions for college graduates. For college graduates and graduating seniors, consider starting your career in activism, nonprofits, and political work as a Canvass Director. To apply online, visit www.fundjobs.org!

Marketing Research Internship

Position Type: Internship

Job Description: Hour Media, the publisher of Hour Detroit, DBusiness, Detroit Home, Metro Detroit Wedding magazines and more, is proud to offer a marketing research internship for the Summer 2020 term alongside
Hour’s sister research company, Professional Research Services. Ideal
candidates will work a minimum of 20 hours per-week. Schedules are
negotiable, but a four month commitment is required. Interns must be
enrolled in a university; however the intern does not have to be
receiving credit to be eligible for the position.

PRS works with several city and regional Magazines nationwide in
providing them solid research methodology for their publications.
Interns will assist the marketing research department in day-to-day
tasks including, tracking survey results, fact checking professionals,
assisting with marketing campaigns and communicating with potential

Requirements: Qualified students will have a GPA of 3.0 or higher with
strong Microsoft Excel skills. Hour Media offers its interns substantial
projects and significant opportunity for skill-development. We are
looking for hard-working individuals who enjoy a fast-paced
environment and are willing to take on new tasks. Professionalism and
responsibility are a must.
Note: This is an unpaid internship

Salary: Unpaid internship

Required Documentation: Cover Letter, Resume

Contact: To apply for this position, please contact apotter@hour-media.com or sshevin@hour-meida.com with the required documentation listed
above. No phone calls, please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Program Coordinator Internship

The Ann Arbor Street Art Fair – the Original, a 501(c)3 organization and one of the nation’s premiere annual outdoor visual arts events, is currently seeking an advanced level student for a paid summer intern position. The internship offers a tremendous opportunity to gain hands-on experience and build your resume as part of a small, dedicated team that produces one of the most highly ranked art fairs in the country. The Program Coordinator Internship provides you with real-world event production experience as you assist with the planning and implementation of the 2020 Street Art Fair, Townie Street Party, and Dart for Art. The 2020 Ann Arbor Art Fair is July 16th-19th and the Townie Street Party and Dart for Art are July 13th.

The Program Coordinator reports to the Executive Director, but works closely with the Artist Coordinator and Operations Manager to implement or assist with an assortment of programs that are part of Art Fair week. These include, but are not limited to: the Youth Art Fair, Community Central, Art Activity Zones, Demo Zone; Fountain Stage, information stations, and overall event operations for both the Fair, Townie Party, and Dart for Art.


  • Strong desire to build a career in event management.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to see a project through to the end.
  • Ability to work independently or work at the direction of others as appropriate.
  • Good listening and strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to deal with Art Fair participants and the public in a pleasant and professional manner at all
  • Ability to problem-solve and obtain positive outcomes under pressure.
  • Willingness to work as a member of a small but dedicated team in a highly kinetic environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs including Outlook, Word, and Excel.

The internship offers a flexible start date, beginning in late April with limited hours, steadily increasing to 15-20 hours a week as we get closer to the events. Full-time+ will be required the week before and during the Art Fair. The position will conclude after wrap up is complete in July. Hours are flexible around specific deadlines and prescribed timeframes. Overtime is paid during fair week. To apply for this internship, please submit a cover letter and resume to Maureen Riley at mriley@artfair.org. Applications will be accepted until the internship is filled.