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Intern with Breakthrough in St. Paul

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Breakthrough Saint Paul is looking for a diverse group of talented undergraduate students to teach and lead at an innovative academic summer program for high potential, under-resourced middle school students in Saint Paul. Breakthrough provides paid summer internships, complete with training and classroom teaching experience. Application Deadline is March 1st, 2010.

Find the application and more information here.

Non-Traditional Student Week

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November 2nd through November 6th is non-traditional student week. This week kicks off with 'Breakfast with the Vice Provost' and is followed by many other events.

Find a list of the events here.

Feisty Femmes Blog Writers Needed

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Are you a writer? Do you have something to say? Are you interested in being involved in and leading discussions about issues affecting women today. The Women's Center is looking for 10-15 opinionated bloggers to write for our Feisty Femmes blog about current events, hot topics, women's issues and whatever strikes your fancy. Applications for the positions are due November 6.

Find the application here.

Washington Center Intern Abroad Program

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Students who take part in the Washington Center Intern Abroad Program have the opportunity to combine the adventure of a study abroad experience with the practical advantage of interning in an international setting. They'll begin the semester or summer with a ten-day academic seminar in Washington, D.C. before heading to their destination city where they'll complete coursework and a substantive internship.

Applications for the Sydney Internship Program are due November 13th. Find information about that program and others here.

National Student Exchange

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Applications for the National Student Exchange are due in February, but students can attend information sessions today to help them determine if they want to study at another school in the nation.

Find the list of information sessions here.

Government Job and Internship Fair

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The Government Job and Internship Fair will be held Monday, October 26th, from 10am until 3pm in Coffman Union's Great Hall.

For more information click here.

Attend the Social Justice Film Festival

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The Social Justice Film Festival is happening tomorrow, October 24th, from 10am until 5pm in the Tate Physics Building. Twelve different documentaries about an hour in length (four at a time) will be shown with start times of 10 AM, 1 PM, and 3 PM followed by discussion led by the office sponsoring the film. Come for one or watch three throughout the day.

For more information and a list of the films click here.

Apply for the YMCA Community Leadership Intern Positions

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The Community Leadership Intern Program places students in internships at community organizations. The spring internship session is completed in conjunction with a CLA leadership seminar for a total of 6 academic credits. Applications are due October 30th.

For more information and the application click here.

Apply to be an Orientation Leader

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Apply to be an orientation leader for the Summer of 2010. Applications are due November 2nd.

Find more information and the application click here.

Volunteer at Seward Montessori

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U of M Students! Are you interested in volunteering with children? There are many opportunities at Seward Montessori!

Seward Montessori is looking for perceptive volunteers to help students and teachers. Volunteers are needed Mondays and/or Wednesdays starting the week of October 19th . For seven weeks, from 1:45 to 4:30pm, volunteers can assist teachers and tutor students in two after-school classes, become a Chess Coach, or help with Lego Robotics. Some examples of classroom activities are: assisting with homework, small math/reading exercises, and mentoring. Students in these classrooms will be in grades 2-8.

For more information contact Karen Sorensen at

16th Annual Minnesota National Coming Out Day Luncheon

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Attend the 16th Annual Minnesota National Coming Out Day Luncheon this Friday, October 16th. You can also attend the 1st Annual Quorum Business Equality Conference before and after the Luncheon.

For details and ways to register click here.

Watch "Provoked" tonight with the WSAC

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The Women's Student Activist Collective (WSAC) is sponsoring a Global Women Film Series this semester. The next film in the series is "Provoked" about an Indian woman who unintentionally kills her abusive husband and the activists who work to tell her story and free her. The film screens on tonight, October 14 at 6pm in 202 Coffman. FREE pizza and post-film discussion.

For more information click here.

First Year Leadership Institute Applications Due Monday!

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Get involved with the First Year Leadership Institute. FYLI is designed to enhance leadership skills; foster intrapersonal, interpersonal, ethical and moral development; and connect first-year students to the University of Minnesota and the surrounding communities.

Find applications and more information here.

Attend the Graduate and Professional School Day

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Graduate and Professional School Day is a great way to connect with a large number of graduate schools without leaving campus! It is happening Wednesday, October 14th from 10 am-2 pm in Coffman Great Hall.

Find more information here.

Attend the Health Careers Fair!

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The annual Health Careers Fair is tomorrow, Tuesday, October 13,
in Coffman Memorial Union's Great Hall from 2:00 - 5:00pm.

Find more information here.

Get Involved with LeaderQuest!

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LeaderQuest is a semester long program that brings 25-30 students together that share a passion in developing their leadership potential. LeaderQuest is designed to challenge participants to discover their true potential and critical thinking skills as it relates to their leadership in the University, home, career and community. Applications for the group are due Friday, October 16th.

For more information and applications here.

Become a PeaceJam Mentor Today!

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The University of Minnesota and youthrive, in partnership with the University YMCA, will host the Upper Midwest 2009 PeaceJam Slam at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus, on Saturday, October 24, 2009. They are currently looking for mentors.

Find more information and an application here.

Volunteer with Project Legos

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Project Legos is currently recruiting facilitators and volunteers to work with youth. They are conducting an info session this Friday, October 9th at 12 noon in their office (1900 Hennepin Ave S, 55403) to get outgoing and engaged college students involved in their program!

For more information on Project Legos click here.

Attend the Student Scholar and Public Engagement Showcase tomorrow, October 7th, from 1pm-4pm at the TCF Bank Stadium. See how other students are getting involved on campus and learn about unique opportunities that you could participate in.

For more information click here.

2009 Homecoming Exhibition: Through the Years

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Kick off Homecoming week by visiting the 2009 Homecoming Exhibition: Through the Years. It is being held at both the Larson Art Gallery and the Coffman Art Gallery.

Find more information here.

League of Women Voters Minnesota

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The League of Women Voters Minnesota is looking for female mentors to help in their Leaders of Today and Tomorrow (LOTT) Fellows Program. The LOTT Fellows Program is designed to inspire college-age women to become active citizens and envision themselves as future leaders.

For more information click here.

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