Friday, February 5, 2016

Berks +Catalyst: Writers Wanted

Berks +Catalyst is an online magazine in need of citizen journalists to write about and highlight the positive people, places, and events in Berks County. Writers could interview a prominent member of the community, visit a historic site, or delve into an important current issue relevant to the area. Topics will be assigned by the editor but suggestions will be welcome.

Any students seeking experience or publication opportunities should consider submitting. Questions about the magazine can be sent to Dawn (Editor) at dhein543[at]live.kutztown.edu.

Monday, February 1, 2016

The Harrisburg Internship Semester (Fall 2016)

Applications are now being accepted for The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS) for Fall 2016.

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) sponsors a semester-long internship program for outstanding undergraduate students from the 14 PASSHE universities. Interns are appointed and serve for one regular semester (either Fall or Spring). The internship program provides students with a meaningful professional assignment as well as an enriching academic experience. Students also participate in an internship seminar that meets at the Dixon University Center and is supervised by a resident faculty member. The seminar integrates each student's work experience with a rigorous academic component. Students earn a total of 15 credits for the internship plus seminar. THIS offers a stipend to cover student expenses.

The Harrisburg Internship Semester is recommended for students who have completed their junior year of studies and is only available for students who can use the internship credits within their own program of study.

For information and/or application materials, please contact Professor Holoviak, Kutztown Campus Coordinator for THIS, at holoviak[at]kutztown.edu.

The campus deadline for completed applications including current resume, 2 letters of recommendation, application, unofficial transcripts, and writing sample is Wednesday, February 24.

Writing sample and resume must be sent electronically as MS Word files.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Gumption Magazine: Writers Wanted

Gumption is an online nonfiction magazine that focuses on empowerment, inspiration, and positivity. Their aim is to be honest, direct, and humorous, while adding value to readers’ lives. They have three core areas of discussion -- Inspire, Do, and Opinion -- which allow their writers to express themselves in a variety of ways. Their staff writes about personal experiences, travel experiences, life lessons, personal goals, opinions, and any current affairs topic that they think is important. If you are interested in writing for them, please contact them online or on Facebook. For inquiries and submissions, contact gumptionmag[at]gmail.com.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Lehigh Valley Health Network Research Scholar Internship (Summer 2016)

The Research Scholar Program at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is a paid internship program for undergrads that may be interested in the healthcare field.

Below is some important information for those interested in the internship opportunity.
  • The program runs from June 6, 2016, to July 29, 2016.
  • Stipend is $2,000.
  • Approximately 40 positions available for virtually every undergraduate major, including pre-medicine, biology, chemistry, engineering, psychology, business, education, computer science, information technology, media and graphics design, and the liberal arts.
  • Students work on research or quality improvement projects with mentors in both the hospital's clinical and non-clinical departments.
  • Some students in the past have done work that had been publishable or was presented at national conferences.
  • Opportunities to learn and shadow physicians, nurses, and other clinical and non-clinical staff in a large, healthcare environment.
  • Gain important networking contacts and references.
  • Application deadline is February 15, 2016.
  • The application requires a resume, undergraduate transcript, and a letter of recommendation. 
Additional information, available positions, and the application can be found here.

Questions regarding the internship program and the application process can be emailed to diane.leuthardt[at]lvhn.org.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Washington Center for Internships

Kutztown University is proud to announce a partnership with The Washington Center for the benefit of KU students participating in their nationally-recognized internship program in Washington, D.C.

In the past, participating students were required to pay separately, sending payments to both The Washington Center for their program and housing fees, and to Kutztown University, for its tuition and fees. This was both cumbersome and costly for students. To better support students and increase the number of students participating, the university will now allocate a portion of the student’s tuition dollars toward the program. University students are able to participate in The Washington Center (1) at a reduced cost to them and (2) through a streamlined, one-payment process.


“Tell me more about TWC!"

  • The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars is an independent, nonprofit organization serving hundreds of colleges and universities by providing selected students, from all majors, challenging opportunities to work and learn in Washington, D.C.
  • For over 40 years, TWC has helped more than 50,000 students from around the world gain valuable experience
  • TWC is the largest program of its kind with 80 full-time staff and more than 50,000 alumni, many of whom are in leadership positions in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.
  • TWC offers semester- or summer-long integrated academic and work experiences in government, corporate and nonprofit organizations. Each internship is tailored to provide meaningful experiences to enhance students’ resumes and help launch their careers.
Internships are in the following professional tracks:
  • Advocacy, Service & Arts
  • Business and Global Trade
  • International Affairs
  • Law & Criminal Justice
  • Media & Communications
  • Politics & Public Policy
  • Science, Technology & Society
 Students:
  • Intern Monday through Thursday, then attend special professional development programming on Fridays.
  • Have the option of taking an evening academic course.
  • Are guaranteed housing in TWC facilities (similar to a university: two bedroom, two bathroom furnished apartments with utilities, basic cable, and wireless internet).
  • Are provided an orientation day and numerous social and professional activities.
 Questions? Please contact:
  • The Washington Center: info[at]twc.edu (FAQ)
  • Kerri Gardi, Director, KU Career Development Center and TWC Campus Liaison: gardi[at]kutztown.edu
  • Wendy Pursell, Director, KU Student Accounts: pursell[at]kutztown.edu

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Harrisburg Internship Semester (Spring 2016)

Applications are now being accepted for The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS) for Spring 2016.

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) sponsors a semester-long internship program for outstanding undergraduate students from the 14 PASSHE universities. Interns are appointed and serve for one regular semester (either Fall or Spring). The internship program provides students with a meaningful professional assignment as well as an enriching academic experience. Students also participate in an internship seminar that meets at the Dixon University Center and is supervised by a resident faculty member. The seminar integrates each student's work experience with a rigorous academic component. Students earn a total of 15 credits for the internship plus seminar. THIS offers a stipend to cover student expenses.

The Harrisburg Internship Semester is recommended for students who have completed their junior year of studies and is only available for students who can use the internship credits within their own program of study.

For information and/or application materials, please contact Professor Holoviak, Kutztown Campus Coordinator for THIS, at holoviak[at]kutztown.edu.

The campus deadline for completed applications including current resume, 2 letters of recommendation, application, unofficial transcripts, and writing sample is Friday, October 9. Writing sample and resume must be sent electronically as MS Word files, with the .doc or .docx file extension.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Eckhaus Internship (Fall 2015)

Eckhaus, the student run gallery located at 157 West Main St. in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, seeks interns for the Fall 2015 semester. Click here for more information.