External Opportunities

Community Service-Learning has not been able to review or vet most of the following opportunities, so please thoroughly conduct your own research.  However, we still want to share any opportunities that we are aware of in the event it may be a great fit for another service opportunity for you.  Please direct all questions about these opportunities directly to the contacts listed within the post.  If you do indeed connect with any of these opportunities, we'd love to hear about your experience (csl@jmu.edu).  Best wishes as you seek out more ways to become an active and global citizen.

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP + SERVICE PROGRAM – Washington, DC - Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service


June 2 – July 27

Extended Deadline: April 4, 2018

**Scholarship Funding Available**

How are you going to spend your summer?

Join the thousands of volunteers, public servants and community leaders who heard the call to serve in the nation’s capital.

The Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service offers you a chance to put your talents towards affecting change. Spend your summer getting a hands-on learning and leadership experience in Washington, DC. With scholarship funding available, over 80% of IPVS students receive a scholarship award.

You still have the opportunity to be placed in an internship that puts you on the front-lines working to solve the most pressing challenges facing our communities, country and world. Spend your summer strengthening your leadership skills, taking action and making an impact.

With IPVS you can:
• Provide families with educational programs that COMBAT childhood obesity.
• Help to ADVANCE public health by conducting intake interviews.
• Facilitate enrichment opportunities for at-risk youth that ENCOURAGE future successes.
• TRANSLATE legal service documents and consultations for low-income immigrants.
• Raise money and awareness for diseases that AFFECT millions.
• Provide DIRECT emergency services to clients at a homeless shelter.
• ENGAGE the local community to revitalize urban green spaces.

Engage in debate and discussion on issues in social entrepreneurship, poverty and more with prominent nonprofit executives, and attend exclusive briefings at key Washington institutions including the State Department, Peace Corps, Social Service Organizations, American Red Cross, World Bank, and foreign embassies.

Apply by the April 4 extended deadline and prepare to make a difference this summer. For more information or to start an application, please visit our website at www.DCinternships.org/IPVS. If you have questions about the program or application process, please contact us at admissions@tfas.org or call 202.986.0384.

Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies, IPVS is an academic internship program held in Washington, DC for undergraduate students interested in volunteerism and careers in the nonprofit sector. The Institute combines hands-on professional experience for 30 hours a week with a challenging academic experience worth between 3 and 9 credit hours from George Mason University. All students live just steps from the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial in furnished apartments at George Washington University.

Choose to spend your summer in service with IPVS!

“Through my internship, I got to do a little bit of everything, and really got to explore what type of work I want to do after graduation. I now have a better idea of what I want to do for the rest of my life. The internship placement was truly such an amazing opportunity.”
Cayla Rabinowitz, Arizona State University
Intern, AVODAH: Jewish Service Corp

Teach for America Paid Internship Opportunity 

Memphis: ABP is what led me to Teach For America. It all started with this internship Junior year. Kelley Biglin (JMU ’16) Melissa Psallidas (JMU ’14) Nico Climaco (JMU ’15) and Andrea Kukoff (JMU ’14) are all ABP alum that completed this internship! Three of them later went on to be Teach For America corps members and staff.

See below for the internship opportunity for JMU undergraduate students. Please reach out directly to Andrea for more information.

Teach For America – Memphis is currently recruiting college undergraduate students to work as an Operations Coordinator during our 2018 summer institute program. Operations Coordinators are vital members of the Institute team, as they work closely with Institute staff to ensure our institute systems and structures are as excellent and efficient as possible.

Operations Coordinators should have excellent communication skills, value working with others, and be proficient with Microsoft Office programs. For any questions, contact Andrea at andrea.kukoff@teachforamerica.org Applications are available at http://www.tfamemphis.org/operations-coordinator-apply-today/.

Applications due 4/11.

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