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World Tank Competition

Nicole Schneiter – February 9th, 2016

Wonk Tank is a competition platform for students (undergraduate and graduate) around the United States studying in all disciplines to pitch their foreign policy ideas directly to the U.S. Department of State. Students identify a foreign policy problem, propose a solution, and address potential pitfalls while including a link to a brief YouTube video presenting their pitch.

 

Astronaut Scholarship

Nicole Schneiter – February 9th, 2016

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation will award a $10,000 scholarship to a qualifying UVa undergraduate student.  Scholarship candidates must be majoring natural or applied science, engineering or mathematics with intentions to pursue research or advance their field upon completion of their final degrees.   Students intending to pursue a practice in professional medicine are not eligible for the scholarship. Candidates must be U.S.

Charlottesville Sustainable Agriculture Internship

Christie Julien – February 9th, 2016

Charlottesville Sustainable Agriculture Internship 2016

The UVA Community Garden is offering two paid summer internship positions focusing on sustainable farming and community gardening through active engagement. Interns will gain practical skills as well as a greater understanding of food systems by managing the UVA Community Garden and apprenticing at Bellair Farm, a local farm growing 30 acres of organic vegetables. Email uvacommunitygarden@gmail.com with questions, applications due Wednesday, February 17.

STEM Diversity Career Expo

Nicole Schneiter – February 8th, 2016

EOP, Equal Opportunity Publications, is hosting their Annual Career Expos with Fortune 500 Companies and Government agencies looking to recruit new talent. The career expos target diverse students interested in the science and engineering fields, and are taking place in the following locations:

 

March 9- Dallas, TX

June 3- Washington, DC

September 23- New York , NY

 

The Madison Lane and Rugby Road Charitable Trust Visual Arts Prize

Jasmine Jackson – February 7th, 2016

 The annual Madison Lane and Rugby Road Charitable Trust Visual Arts Prize is intended to expand students’ opportunities for creative expression and to showcase significant accomplishments in the Arts. The prize will award one outstanding undergraduate or graduate artist $2,500. Each student applicant will submit up to three images of one piece of finished creative work or a URL to a film/video less than 10 minutes in length and a brief description of their work. Eligible media include: drawing, painting, water color, film/ video, photography & sculpture.

Horticulture Research Internships at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Jasmine Jackson – February 7th, 2016

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

Research Tasks

·     Work with Director and Manager of Horticulture to develop a summer research project.  Topic will depend on Garden need as well as the student’s specific interests.  Examples of past topics have included: Water quality monitoring, dry shade perennial research, Integrated Pest Management, food crop production, medicinal plants, compost tea and plant trials.

·     Data analysis resulting in a summary report and presentation at the conclusion of the internship.

Video Production Opportunity with the Office of The Dean

Jasmine Jackson – February 7th, 2016

The Communications group in the Office of the Dean is looking for a resourceful, reliable student to help us cover events and create compelling videos for our student, faculty/staff and alumni viewers.  The ideal candidate should have some relevant experience and be able to help us conceptualize, script, produce, shoot and edit digital video. This is an excellent opportunity to further develop your portfolio. Students attending the College are preferred. Approximately 10 hours per week. $13 per hour. 

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