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A.I. Johnson Scholarship

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Don't forget the deadline for the A.I. Johnson scholarship this coming Monday, March 1st.

A. I. Johnson was the Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives and later a Regent of the University of Minnesota. This scholarship was created for undergraduate students who show evidence of a strong interest in public affairs with an intent to pursue a career or activities serving the public. Such careers and activities may include community volunteer activities, organizing to affect public policy, service on government advisory committees, and appointive or elective office.

Find the application and more information here.

Intern with Breakthrough in St. Paul

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Don't forget the application deadline for internships with Breakthrough Saint Paul is this coming Monday, March 1st!

Breakthrough Saint Paul is looking for a diverse group of talented undergraduate and high school 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.

Find more information here.

We Are...Minnesota

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We Are...Minnesota is currently offering internship opportunities for University students. The term of the internships is from April 2010 through April 2011. To find information about the internships visit the University employment website and search for requisition number 165201 or use the key word "sportsmanship".

We Are...Minnesota is also hiring for the 2010-11 Gopher Greeters program. This opportunity requires a lot less time and a lot of great perks! To apply e-mail the Gopher Greeter Position Description and Application 2010.docx to

Pay It Forward Spring Break Trip

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Are you looking for a spring break adventure that you will never forget? The Pay It Forward Tour is a great opportunity to see the country, serve, and spend time with a group of incredible people!

The Pay it Forward Tour is 9 day community service road trip (March 12-20), with service projects in 6 cities. Buses leave from campus and travel to 5 different cities--a different city and service project each day. The last city is the celebration city, or the Tour's end destination. This year we are sending buses to Washington D.C., New Orleans, and Dallas. Once a bus reaches the celebration city, they will meet up with buses from the U and from other colleges from the Midwest.

Find more information and information on how to register here.

Volunteer with Project Legos

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Project Legos is currently looking for three more program assistants and one lead program director. In addition, they are always looking for individuals interested in facilitating programs. Their next facilitator tryout will be on Saturday, February 27th from 9-3.

Find more information about all of these positions here.

Social Justice Dialogue Group

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The Women's Center is now recruiting both undergraduate and graduate students to join Social Justice Dialogue Group. Our mission is to help students: discuss issues of social justice in a safe, diverse environment, build a network of campus social justice activists, learn about effective actions to create change, and take action! The group will start on February 24th (Spring 2010). We will meet twice a month for 90 minutes on every other Wednesday at noon.

Contact I-Chen or Shari at for more information.

OIT Technology Fair

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To raise awareness of the Office of Information Technology's initiatives, to celebrate the launch of the UMart Web site, and to introduce the University community to the UMart vendor partners and their products, OIT will host a Technology Fair on Wednesday, February 24 from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Mississippi Room, Coffman Memorial Union.

You are welcome to attend this informative, casual and fun event, enjoy refreshments and chat with peers. A prize drawing will also be held. To qualify, you must have a Technology Fair "passport" stamped at three information booths. "Passports" will be issued at the door.

Find more information here.

Work with the Wilderness Inquiry

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Wilderness Inquiry is currently hiring Trail Staff members for the upcoming summer. The primary responsibility of the Trail Staff is to serve WI trip participants and insure the safety, quality and cost-effectiveness of WI experiences. The ability to plan, implement and follow through with responsibilities is essential. This job requires wilderness leadership aptitude, excellent people skills, the ability to oversee projects independently, and strong communication skills.

For more information and a link to the application click here.

Bridge To Academic Excellence Opportunities

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Bridge to Academic Excellence is still accepting applications for the 2010 Bridge to Academic Excellence summer program. They are currently looking to fill both Teaching Assistant and Peer Mentor positions. All applications must be received by February 26, 2010.

To find out more information and download a copy of the application, please visit their website.

Health Career Exploration Panel

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Attend a Health Career Exploration Panel Tuesday, February 23 from 2:30-4:00 in the Health Careers Center (2-564 Moos Tower). The topic is Business and Technical Health Careers (such as Health Care Administration, Medical Sales, Community Health Education, etc). Students will get a chance to hear how these professionals got their job, what their day is like, and ask questions.

Job and Internship Fair

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Don't forget to register for the Job and Internship Fair! The fair will be Monday, February 22 from 10 am till 4 pm at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Register here.

Join the Pearson Education's National Student Advisory Board

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Do you have the desire to work with leaders in the educational media industry? Do you want to improve the college experience for yourself and thousands of your peers? Do you want your *opinions to be heard*? If so, here is your chance! You are invited to apply for Pearson Education's National Student Advisory Board.

Board members serve a one-year term as student representatives to Pearson, the world's leading educational media company. As a board member, you will work with executives to create, review, and implement programs that bring real change to how students learn. In addition to being a national leader and having creative control over projects, you will develop invaluable business skills that are useful for any future profession.

Find more information and the application here!

Attend a Global Seminar

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Attend a Global Seminar in May or June! These short-term, 3-credit, study abroad programs are led by UofM professors and instructors. The theme of the program comes alive as students visit sites, speak with local experts, and experience life in another country. Global Seminars fulfill liberal education requirements, potential major/minor credits, and have some scholarship money available.

View a list of programs here!

Institute of Technology Student Activities Fair

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Learn about the opportunities available to you through more than 30 Institute of Technology student organizations that can help you enhance your student experience and career connections. The fair is tomorrow, February 17th from 10 am - 2 pm in Northrop Memorial Auditorium Lobby.

Find more information here!

GLBT Ally Training

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Ally Training provides a space to gain knowledge and skills about gender and sexual diversity, and to ask questions and engage in conversations we don't often have the chance to explore. Participants learn about GLBTA communities, think critically about gender and sexuality, discuss language and privilege, and explore how we can be allies to each other across identities and experiences. Attendees leave the training with concrete steps they can take to help make our campus and larger communities more welcoming and affirming for everyone.

Attend this training on Thursday, February 18th from 5 - 8 pm in Comstock Hall Ballroom. Click here to register!

Attend a Leadership Minor Coffee Talk

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Want a chance to meet other Leadership Minor students? Want to learn about other students passion and leadership experiences?

Come to the Leadership Minor Coffee Talk this Wednesday February 17th, 2010 6-8 at the Purple Onion to explore these areas of leadership and meet other LM students! Cost: 1 Purple Onion food or drink.

Find more information here.

Peace Corps Information Session

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There will be an information session for any interested in joining Peace Corps on February 16th, from 4:30 pm till 5:30 pm in 110 Heller Hall.

Find more information about the Peace Corps here.

U of M Job and Internship Fair

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Come to the biggest student career fair in Minnesota! More than 250 organizations will be there recruiting for hundreds of jobs and internships. The Job and Internship Fair is free and open to all U of M undergraduates, graduate students, and recent alumni. This event is happening on February 22 from 10 am till 4 pm.

For more information click here.

Teach for America

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The deadline to apply to Teach for America is next Friday, February 19th!

Click here for information about the program and a link to the application.

Work or Volunteer with Project Legos

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When it comes to connecting young people to social change, optimism, strategy and most of all personality are essential. Project Legos demands that their staff bring energy, enthusiasm, dedication and conviction to the table. Project Legos offers a variety of jobs, fellowships, and internships each season, for those with a strong connection to their mission and a desire to be a part of the team responsible for the success of that mission in the community. Each position requires a great deal of dedication and passion, regardless of the level of committment, as every member of the Project Legos team has an important role in the success of our programs.

Find more information and current openings here.

Join a SUA Committeee

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Student Unions & Activities is currently accepting applications for committee chairs! Get paid to program many campus-wide events including concerts, Spring Jam, films, lectures, recreational tournaments, Gophers After Dark and more. Applications are due February 19th.

Find more information and applications here!

Apply for the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program. The program allows undergraduates to gain hands-on experience in conducting original research and apply it to cutting edge applications in fluid power and related disciplines. The program and center are funded by the National Science Foundation. Students come from all around the country to work at the seven universities that are part of the center. Students have a diverse range of majors, experiences and interests.

For more information and to apply click here.

Apply to be on the SUA Programming Board

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Apply now for a committee chair position on Student Unions & Activities' programming
board. The deadline to apply is Friday, February 19.

Find more information and the application here.

Regent Candidate Advisory Council Opening

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There is currently an opening on the Regent Candidate Advisory Council for a University student. The RCAC plays a critical role in identifying, recruiting and recommending candidates for open Regent positions. Members of the 24-person Council are appointed by the legislature, with two spots being reserved for students. The current opening is to be filled by the Senate Subcommittee on Committees. The appointment term for students is two years and the Council meets approximately five times each year.

This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in public service and the future of the University. Applications must be submitted to the Secretary of State's Office, and can be found online here. Interested candidates should submit applications by February 12.

Attend a UROP Workshop

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Learn how to get started working on your own research as an undergraduate by attending a UROP workshop.

Workshops will be held:
Wednesday, February 10th from 3:15 - 4:00 in 22 McNeal Hall, St. Paul Campus
Thursday, February 11th from 2:15 - 3:00 in 433 Johnston Hall, East Bank
Friday, February 12 from 11:15 - 12:00 in 186 HHH, West Bank

Click here for more information about UROP!

Student Veterans and Service Members Internship Grant

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If you have an internship that is unpaid or low-paid (you are making less than $1800 / semester), you may be eligible for a grant of up to $1800! Open to degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate student veterans and service members, from all colleges and programs, at all U of M campuses.

Find more information here. Applications are due February 10th!

Work with the Student Conflict Resolution Center

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The Student Conflict Resolution Center is hiring an office assistant to start this semester.

Duties include: assisting with managing office, filing, answering phones, tabulating data, preparing reports.

The position is open until filled so apply soon! Find more details and the application here.

National Student Exchange - Deadline!

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For a semester or a year, U of M students can study at another school in the U.S. or Canada. To participate in NSE next school year, apply by next Wednesday, February 10.

For a list of information session times and more information click here.

Support the U Day 2010!

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Don't forget to register for Support the U Day! Registration is due by Thursday.

Environmental Internship and Career Fair

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This job and internship fair is free and open to all U of M students from all campuses. Stop by for information about jobs and internships that focus on the environment. You can talk to representatives from corporations, government agencies, nonprofits, consulting firms, and more.

The fair is being help this Wednesday, February 3rd form 1 pm till 5 pm in the St. Paul Student Center, North Star Ballroom.

Find a list of organizations that will be there here!

Community Involvement Fair Reminder!

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Don't forget the Community Involvement Fair happening this Wednesday, February 3rd! It is being held in Coffman Union, Great Hall, from 10 am to 2:30 pm.

Find more information here.

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