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.

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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:

  • 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 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 and If you have any questions or messages you want to pass on to us, please contact us at

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

Event Recap: Gun Violence to Homesteading

Professor Harry Williams and Chantel Johnson (’10)
Chantel Johnson (’10), Jorge Bañuelos (’20), Baustin Shaw (’19), and Professor Bill North
Selam Nicola (’19), Apoorva Handigol (’19), Professor Harry Williams, Dex Schneider (’19), Chantel Johnson (’10)

One of our History alumna, Chantel Johnson, ’10, returned to campus on Friday, Jan. 18th to present a public talk: Gun Violence to Homesteading: how a Black woman from a rough neighborhood in Chicago found peace in learning how to raise animals, grow crops, make households, and supporting others in transition to a more sustainable lifestyle. She spoke about her journey surviving the impacts of gun violence to creating and operating Off Grid in Color, a farming business that uses sustainability as a tool for healing and building intentional community. As a farmer, doula, and a counselor with a Masters in Social Work, Chantel embraces holistic practices including agriculture, restorative living and the power of healing. Attending this event will be a transformative, beneficial, and empowering story centered on how to become empowered and transform our communities, food system, bodies and minds. The event was sponsored by CCCE and the Wellstone House of Organizing and Activism (WHOA).

Apply for the Google Public Policy Summer Fellowship

Applications for the 2019 North America Google Public Policy Summer Fellowship are now open!  This is an awesome paid opportunity for students looking to dive into the ins and outs of Internet policy at leading nonprofits, think tanks, and advocacy groups in Washington, D.C., California, New York, and Utah. Applications must be submitted by 12:00 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT, Friday, February, 15th. For more information about the program, including host organizations and the link to apply please visit Google PP’s website and blog post.

Call for Submissions: Chicago Journal of History

The Chicago Journal of History, the University of Chicago’s undergraduate journal for research in history and related fields in the social sciences and humanities, is accepting submissions for the upcoming Spring 2019 edition. The Journal’s mission is to provide not only an opportunity for printed and online publication, but also a forum for dedicated undergraduate students of history and related fields from across the country to exchange ideas and share their intellectual passion. The Journal publishes biannually; each issue contains 5-7 original articles selected from a large pool of qualified submissions. All submissions are reviewed rigorously, and selected pieces undergo a collaborative editing process prior to publication.

Submission Guidelines:

  1. The Chicago Journal of History does not impose any particular thematic restrictions on its contributing authors. Submissions may engage any geographic area or thematic content, and adopt any methodological or disciplinary approach, so long as the paper engages with a particular historical topic and its associated historiography.
  2. The editorial board evaluates submissions by their originality, rigor, and style. We welcome papers written for lectures or seminars and work produced through independent research, as well as B.A. theses.
  3. Submissions must be between 15 and 40 double-spaced pages in length, including citations.
  4. Papers should be submitted to in an MS Word or PDF attachment (document title: “LastnameFirstinitial_CJH”). The subject line of the email should contain the author’s full name and the title of the submission.
  5. Citations must be formatted using the Chicago Manual of Style notes and bibliography system (for those unfamiliar, please consult the Chicago Manual of Style Quick Guide). Submissions lacking complete citations will be returned unread.
  6. Papers must be submitted by February 11th, 2018, 12:00 PM CST in order to be considered for the Spring 2019 issue.
  7. For more information about the journal and to read our previous issues, please visit our website[note that due to technical issues, some of the more recent work is instead hosted at].
  8. Feel free to contact the editorial board at with any particular questions concerning potential submissions.