The Honors Daily Opportunities List
Tuesday, February 25, 2003
1. Student Conservation Society Internships (info session)
2. Info Sessions for the Washington Center Internships
3. Spaces Available in Hume Hall this semester
4. Fundraiser at Coldstone Tonight for the Children's Miracle Network
5. FAB (Florida Alternative Breaks) Fund Raiser
6. Prestigious Scholarship Workshop
1. STUDENT CONSERVATION SOCIETY is a non-profit organization that offers
conservation-based internships for college students and graduates.
Internships are offered in many disciplines within the Sciences and
Humanities. The benefits of these positions include: Travel grant to and
from service site; Paid housing; Weekly living allowance;Worker's
compensation and accident insurance;
Free or low-cost health insurance. Up to a $4,725 AmeriCorps Education Award
upon completion of service to help pay past or future education expenses.
SCA Conservation Internships are available year-round and range in length
from three months to a full year. These positions provide the opportunity
for individuals to live within national parks and cultural sites while
receiving work experience under the guidance of professional in their field.
Positions are available in over fifty disciplines, including but not limited
to Archaeology, Wildlife Management, Biology, Interpretation, Geology,
Communications, and Environmental Education. Please check out our website
Erin Casey, a representative from SCA, will be having a meeting on Tuesday,
Feb 25 from 5-6 pm in 330 Larsen Hall and from 6:30-8 pm in 213 Black Hall
(both down the hill near the Psychology Building (Center Drive).
This looks like a great opportunity to do an internship affordably. You earn
credit through the Honors Program or in some cases your major.
2. INFO SESSIONS FOR THE WASHINGTON CENTER: The Washington Center offers
internship opportunities during fall, spring and summer semesters for
undergraduate students (second semester sophomores and beyond with a minimum
2.75 GPA). Internships are available in over 1000 public, private,
non-profit and government agencies in all fields and are open to all majors.
Students are placed in full-time positions for 15 weeks during spring and
fall and 10 weeks during the summer and earn academic credits from UF. The
Washington Center's Florida Scholarship Fund provides $ 4500.00 scholarships
to students from UF to help pay for the cost of the program in fall and
spring (in summer the scholarship is $ 3000.00). UF has nine students at the
TWC this semester. Sandy Butler-Whyte from TWC will be on campus on
Wednesday and Thursday. Info sessions will take place at the Reitz Union on
both days at 9:30 am in room B74-75 (26th) and 282 (27th). If you cannot
attend the 9:30 session, you may wish to stop by at 11:00 to meet Ms.
Butler-Whyte. You can find additional info on the TWC website at
www.twc.edu <http://www.twc.edu>. If you need additional information after
consulting the website call 392-1519.
Honors students can also meet Ms. Butler-Whyte in a more informal setting on
Wednesday night in Hume at 7:30. Seating is limited, please register by
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3. SPACES AVAILABLE IN HUME HALL THIS SEMESTER: There are currently spaces
available in the Honors Residential College at Hume Hall, located on the
corner of Museum Road and North / South Drive, for students that are in
Honors classes. Spaces are for Spring 2003. There will also be spaces for
any students Summer 2003.
If you are interested and are currently living on-campus, phone (352)
392-6011 or visit the Hume Area Office immediately. If you are living
off-campus, phone (352) 392-2161 or visit the Housing Office, located on the
corner of 13th Street and Museum Road next to Beaty Towers. Space will be
awarded on a first come first serve basis.
4. FUNDRAISER AT COLDSTONE TONIGHT FOR THE CHILDREN'S MIRACLE NETWORK:
Hungry for some ice cream? Help some kids while you're at it! Dance Marathon
is having a fundraiser for all of the teams at Coldstone tonight from 7 to
10pm, all proceeds will go to the Children's Miracle Network and help
hundreds of children! Donate your spirit points to SHO by giving the DM rep
at the restaurant your receipt. And if you go from 9 to 9:30pm, SHO will get
double points! ANYONE can attend this event, so tell your friends and
neighbors! Thank you for your support!
5. FAB FUNDRAISER: The FAB (Florida Alternative Breaks) group, Environmental
and Urban Planning, is having two fundraisers over the next two weeks. We
are having a fundraiser at Schlotzsky's on 34th street from 5:00 p.m. until
9:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 27. Proceeds go to our specific FAB trip.
We are also having Fiesta Night where we will be serving a taco dinner on
Tuesday, March 4 at 7:00 p.m. More info on this event in the next few days.
6. PRESTIGIOUS SCHOLARSHIP WORKSHOP: Students with a strong GPA (3.5 or
higher) are welcome to attend this year's Scholarships Reception, which will
encourage attendees to apply for prestigious scholarships such as the
Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright, Truman, or others. More details about these
scholarships can be found at
http://www.honors.ufl.edu/scholarships/prestigious.html. This program is
aimed at first year students, but all interested are welcome to attend. It
will be held on Tuesday, March 4 at 7 pm in the Rion Ballroom in the Reitz
Union, and refreshments will be served. To sign up to attend, email
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(Students interested in these scholarships need to be preparing from the
beginning of their career at UF. The same kind of preparation will also be
useful for getting into the best graduate school, medical or law school.)
Director, University Honors Program
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