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SJSU: Peace Corps

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An internship opportunity with Peace Corps at SJSU for the 2015-2016 school year!

Campus Ambassadors: Peer-to-Peer Networking Experts

· Campus Ambassadors are university students who work closely with Peace Corps Recruiters to raise Peace Corps’ profile on campus and introduce it to new and diverse student groups. Read a quick articlefor more info!

· The program offers a prestigious internship-like experience, only the Ambassadors are considered local experts, not interns. They know their campus better than anyone, and help Recruiters connect with new pockets.

· Ambassadors receive training, a t-shirt, and swag, then share their enthusiasm for making a difference through life-changing cross-cultural experiences.

The Details In Brief

· The internship: Campus Ambassadors, an unpaid, on-campus internship with Peace Corps

· Core duties: Targeted peer-to-peer outreach through presentations, social media, event planning, and more

· Dates of service: September 2015—April 2016

· How to apply: Through this online application

· Application deadline: Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Duties

Targeted student outreach – 60%

• Identify and connect with diverse student groups around campus, plugging them into Peace Corps activities and sharing the Peace Corps story with them.

•  Post and tweet multimedia content about the Peace Corps every week.

•  Participate in nationwide Ambassador competitions.

Event coordination and support – 25%

• Help set up and turn people out to events put on by Peace Corps Recruiters.

• Organize movie screenings and other activities.

Data collection and reporting – 15%

• Track and report local Peace Corps-related activity, from the number of students who attend campus information sessions to the number of likes and forwards garnered by social media posts.

• Document all activities performed as an Ambassador.

Benefits

The Peace Corps supports Ambassadors’ professional growth through individualized mentorship with a Peace Corps Recruiter, sample resume language, and a letter of recommendation when Ambassadors successfully complete the program.

Interested in applying?

Peace Corps will be accepting applications for this unpaid internship until April 30, 2015, at bit.ly/1xSZEzB. Questions?

Write to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Questions? Contact SJSU Peace Corps recruiter Bhoj Rai at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 831-207-6745.

What is Peace Corps?

· Peace Corps is a federal agency that promotes world peace and friendship through cultural exchange.

· Peace Corps Volunteers travel to one of over 60 countries across the globe, living and working hand-in-hand with local leaders to address the most pressing issues in their communities.

· Volunteers also share their own culture with local families, and bring that foreign culture home.

 

SJSU: Diversity Initiative

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Quick reminder - As part of the SJSU Diversity Initiative, two upcoming events focused on issues of diversity...
Dr. Sam Museus, Associate Professor of Higher Education and Director of the Culturally Engaging Campus Environments (CECE) Project at the Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver will be visiting campus next week.
- He will offer a Working Group session entitled "Organizing to Advance Diversity, Equity, and Student Success Agenda on CampusWednesday, April 29th, from 12noon-3:00ppm, in Sweeney Hall 331 (lunch will be provided).
- He will also de delivering a Campus Address entitled "Cultivating Common Vision for Inclusive Excellence Efforts in Higher Education"Wednesday, April 29th, from 4-5:30pm, in Engineering 285-287 (light refreshments will be provided).
 

UNC-Chapel Hill: Seeking Participants

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We have a different opportunity for you! Are you a cancer survivor who likes to play games online or on your computer?

 

Researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill are looking for participants to take a 20-minute online survey on computer games and cancer survivorship.

 

We invite you take the survey if you meet these three eligibility requirements: (1) you are at least 18, (2) you have received a diagnosis of cancer at any time in your life, and (3) you play a computer or online game at least once a week (everything from World of Warcraft to Words with Friends).

 

The purpose of the study is to better understand the roles of games in the lives of people who have been diagnosed with cancer. Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are conducting this study.

 

Participation is voluntary. If you complete the survey, you will have the chance to enter your email in a drawing to receive one of seven $100 gift cards. You may also request a short report of findings after the study is complete. Your responses won't be linked to your name in the analysis and reporting of data.

 

Here's the link to the survey: https://unc.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_37zgorQ6NBwJIdn

 

You may share this information with others who meet the eligibility requirements as stated above.

 

SCCPHD: Tobacco Prevention Consultant

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The Santa Clara County Public Health Department is working with the City of Sunnyvale on some tobacco prevention policies and Sunnyvale would like to hire a consultant part time to complete work related to the development of the policy. This could include, conducting research on tobacco policies, health data, conducting community and stakeholder outreach, preparing draft reports and memos to City Council, and assisting in implementation efforts. The pay is pretty nice as well, and would provide great public health policy experience from within a government agency. If you know anyone who is interested, please have them contact: Nicole Coxe at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
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