Ted Mullin Talks 2019

Great talks last week from Aaron Sparby and Russell Li, this year’s recipients of the Ted Mullin prize. Thanks to everyone who came!

European Studies Undergraduate Project Prize

The European Studies Undergraduate Project Prize is designed to encourage interest and collaborative, interdisciplinary work in the field of European Studies by rewarding talented undergraduates who have conducted original research in the field. The prize is awarded to the best research paper written in English on any subject in European Studies as part of an undergraduate university degree program. Projects that incorporate another discipline and a second contributor are strongly encouraged.

Two prizes will be awarded in 2019. A multidisciplinary selection committee appointed by CES’ Executive Committee will choose the winners. Each winner (or winning collaborative team) will receive a check for $500, along with public recognition in CES’ European Studies Newsletter, and on CES’ social media sites. As well, the winning project will be featured on EuropeNow Campus, the educational corner of EuropeNow, CES’ online journal of research, art, and politics relating to Europe that reaches over 100,000 readers globally. In addition, prize winners who are interested in attending the CES conference may request one conference registration fee waiver for any conference in the three years following their award.

Nominations will be accepted from October 1, 2018 until March 1, 2019. The winners will be announced in June of 2019.

For more information, visit https://councilforeuropeanstudies.org/grants-and-awards/undergraduate-paper-prize.

USFWS DFP 2019 Applications Open until 2/15/2019!

This is a great program for rising seniors and future (enrolling in fall 2019) graduate students.

the 2019 USFWS Directorate Fellows Program applications will be open until Friday, February 15,2019 with any current rising seniors or graduate students or organizations, academic institutions, colleagues, etc. who work with students!
Check out our Facebook page for more information here: https://www.facebook.com/usfwsdfp/

  • US Citizens or Permanent Residents
  • 18 years old or older
  • Students who have completed their junior year (e.g. Rising Senior or Senior) and are expecting to complete degree requirements after the summer of 2019; have recently been accepted and enrolled as a graduate student; or a graduate student who has completed at least his or her first year of graduate school
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher (unofficial transcripts are required and should be attached to your complete SCA application)
  • Available to serve around the country from May/June to August/September 2019. Exact dates are flexible and will be agreed upon by the selected candidate and supervisor.
  • Demonstrated interest or experience in the conservation field 
  • Some positions in this program require you to have access to a driver’s license or personal vehicle during your internship
  • Able to pass a criminal background check
  • Males born after December 31, 1959, and are at least 18 years of age, must register with the Selective Service System, unless they meet certain exemptions.

Note: All interested applications will be reviewed, fit rating does not apply.

Program Details:

  • Fellowships take place in U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service field stations across the US
  • Fellowships are 12 weeks over the summer
  • Areas of focus include: biological sciences, natural resources & refuge management
  • Participate in a week-long orientation at the FWS National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV to kick off your experience
  • Positions involve a combination of indoor office-based tasks and outdoor field based work.


  • Housing in Select Areas
  • Bi-weekly Living Allowance
  • Travel Allowance
  • All positions begin with an orientation at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV. You must be able to attend one of these sessions. The orientation dates are as follows:
    • May Orientation: Sunday, May 20th- Friday May 25th, 2019
    • June Orientation: Sunday, June 17th- Friday June 22nd, 2019
  • Hands-on experience 
  • Interns may be eligible for a permanent position with the FWS after successfully completing the fellowship and/or meeting degree requirements. 

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Call for Papers: Chicago Journal of History (Deadline: 2/11)

The Chicago Journal of History, UChicago’s undergraduate history publication, is calling for papers for its Spring 2019 issue! (Then again, Fall 2018 is being printed in a few weeks, so take “Spring” with a grain of salt.) While we of course welcome papers written specifically for the journal, we recognize that most students don’t have that sort of time and welcome class papers, theses—any historical work you might be proud of. Papers do not have to be “history papers” specifically, though they must deal with a subject that is historical in nature. I’ve listed some guidelines below, though a more extensive list may be seen on our Facebook page:
1. Submit papers by Feb. 11, 2019 to ughistoryjournal@gmail.com. The document should be readily identifiable—we recommend titling it “[Last name][First initial]_CJH”—and the subject line should contain your first name and the paper’s actual title.
2. Submissions should be between 15 and 40 pages long. We’ll read shorter papers, but it’s an uphill battle; longer papers will only be read at the editors’ discretion.
3. Format your citations according to the Chicago Manual of Style. If you’re not sure whether you have the proper citations, check the Quick Guide or, if you have access through your library, the full online or print versions of the CMoS.
Our previous work can be accessed online at http://cjh.uchicago.edu/ and https://voices.uchicago.edu/ucjh/. If you have any questions or messages you want to pass on to us, please contact us at ughistoryjournal@gmail.com.

Institute of Reading Development Summer Positions

Rewarding & Enjoyable Summer Teaching Jobs

Teach Reading Classes to Students of All Ages

Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2019

The Institute of Reading Development offers summer reading skills programs in partnership with the continuing education departments of more than 100 colleges and universities nationwide. Each year we hire hard-working, encouraging people with a passion for reading to teach our summer programs.

As an Institute teacher you will:

  • Earn more than $6,000 in one summer. Our full-time teachers typically earn $500-$700 per week.
  • Improve your teaching skills and confidence during our comprehensive, paid training program.
  • Gain over 400 hours of classroom teaching experience with a variety of age groups from 4-year-olds to adults.
  • Help your students become successful readers with a love of great books.

We are seeking applicants from any academic discipline. All applicants must have an undergraduate degree or higher in their field before the start of our teaching season.

Successful Institute teachers:

  • Have strong reading skills and read for pleasure
  • Are responsible and hard-working, with good communication and organizational skills
  • Will be patient and supportive with students

Sound like you? Learn more about teaching for us and apply today: Summer Teaching Jobs

Green Corps Environmental Organizing Fellowship

Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day.

Click here to learn more about Green Corps’ paid environmental organizing fellowship.

Our year-long program puts you in an intensive classroom training with people like Bill McKibben and other guest speakers. Then, you move to hands-on experience working with groups like Oceana, Corporate Accountability, The Wilderness Society and Mighty Earth to fight climate change, protect public lands and reform our food system. And when you graduate we will help you find a career with one of the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups.

The planet needs all the help it can get, especially now with so many protections under attack. To win now and build a strong foundation for lasting progress, we need people who know how to organize: to run organizations and campaigns that will inspire the support and action we need to save our planet.

We’re accepting the top 25 out of more than 1000 applicants for our 2019-2020 program. If you’re passionate about the environment and ready to learn and practice the craft of organizing, click here to apply.

Green Corps’ year long program begins in August 2019 with Introductory Classroom Training, and continues with field placements in multiple locations across the U.S. Candidates must be willing to relocate.

For more information, click here.