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Awards, Internships, Scholarships & Work-Study
|Community Service Learning and Civic Engagement Awards|
|America Counts (Work-Study)|
|JusticeCorps Program||Other Government Internships|
|Teach For America (Paid)||Newman Civic Fellows Award|
|Panetta Congressional Internship||Willie L. Brown, Jr. Internship|
Each year, the Community Service Learning Program, a unit within the Institute for Civic and Community Engagement (ICCE), honors students for their contributions to community service learning (CSL) or civic engagement. The following students are this year's CSL awardees:
Nominated by Professors Hamid Khani and Ricardo Gomes, Stephanie Iwin Tang is a graduate student whose commitment to community research and health education communication aims to improve the quality of life in the Bay Area’s Asian American community. Stephanie’s research helps her design and deliver culturally-relevant diabetes prevention and health education messages for Chinese Americans ages 18-25.
As an Oakland native, Jackie Ho understands issues of health disparities and social justice.The Health Education major completed more than 100 hours of community service interning at Chinatown Public Health Center, where he helped monolingual Chinese immigrants access health resources. He also helped Chinese Cancer patients at SF General connect with social support to manage their disease.
Jennifer Chinchilla mentored others in the Biology Department’s Spectrum Program that was designed to build pathways to biomedical research careers for middle and high school girls and women of color. Working at A.P. Giannini and Everett Middles Schools, Jennifer partnered with teachers to develop after-school science clubs that teach young students about biology and women’s health issues.
Angelina Molina has contributed greatly to Latino health through her extensive work at Clinica Martín-Baró. Clinica seeks to alleviate the suffering of the poor by providing free, linguistically accommodating healthcare services and disease prevention education to the medically and economically disadvantaged Spanish-speaking community in San Francisco’s Mission District. She recruits and mentors numerous student volunteers, most of whom come from immigrant families.
Civic Engagement Award: Sharlana Turner
“Growing up in Oakland, and witnessing the violence, teen pregnancies and drug abuse influenced me to make changes in my community,” says Sharlana Turner. Over the past two and a half years, she has volunteered more than 818 hours, making substantial contributions to civic and community health. She was a health advocate with the food justice movement, winning a seat as a Youth Board Member on the Oakland Food Policy Council, making recommendations to the City of Oakland on ways to make the system more equitable and sustainable. Prior to that, she did extensive outreach work on California Assembly Bill 795 (AB-795) that resulted in SMOKE-FREE campuses! Currently, she is an America Reads tutor at Longfellow Elementary School in the Mission.
America Counts is a federally funded work-study program in which ICCE hires SF State students to tutor youth in K-8 public schools and after-school programs throughout San Francisco. The program focuses on elementary and middle school students who are struggling with their math skills, but tutors may be asked to tutor/facilitate in other areas such as reading, history, or sports. America Counts tutors must be willing to:
• Make a full year commitment (fall and spring semesters) and work a minimum of 8 hours per week.
• Work with children ages 4 to 12 years old.
• Work for an average pay rate of $12.00 per hour.
For more information, please contact Jen Gasang at firstname.lastname@example.org
JusticeCorps recruits and trains 250 diverse university students annually to serve in overburdened legal self-help centers throughout California. The program came to the Bay Area in fall 2006. JusticeCorps members commit to serving a minimum of 300 hours in legal self-help centers. In return, members receive approximately 30 hours of training as well as a $1,132 education award when they complete the program. During the 20011-2012 Academic Year, ICCE recruited 13 SF State students to the program. These students helped 3,174 clients navigate the legal system, and earned nearly $15,000 in scholarship money by serving 3,647 hours in numerous self-help legal centers.
JusticeCorps accepts applications during spring semester for the year-long program, which begins each fall. They also offer a select number of full-time positions through which members serve 11,700 hours and receive a living allowance throughout their one-year term of service, as well as an increased education award. If you want information on how to apply to this program, please contact Jen Gasang at email@example.com
|Impact of JusticeCorps|
Educational inequity limits the futures of millions of children. Become part of the solution.
Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates and professionals - of all majors, backgrounds, and career interests - who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in expanding educational opportunity. Each year, we select a diverse corps of individuals from all majors, who have the skills and commitment to improve the quality of education for students growing up today in low-income communities, and to help break the cycle of educational inequity. Teach for America will train you during a rigorous pre-service summer training program; place you as a teacher with full salary and benefits in an urban or rural public schools; and continue to support you through a two-year professional development program to ensure your success as a teacher and beyond. Federal student loans deferred. Click here to learn HOW TO APPLY
The Panetta Congressional Internship program fosters civic engagement, defined by Thomas Ehrlich (2000) as "promoting the quality of life in a community, through both political and non-political processes."Each fall semester, The Panetta Institute for Public Policy provides students who have been nominated by the president at their CSU campus an opportunity to work in Washington, DC for a California member of U.S. Congress. This year's Intern is Margaux Curcuru, a Philosophy and Law major who has been volunteering with the Coalition of Concerned Legal Professionals (CCLP), a local nonprofit organization that offers free legal advice to people who could not otherwise afford it.Margaux is interested in understanding American political and legal processes in order to serve those less fortunate than herself. Margaux seeks to eventually work in international law, perhaps in the Court of Human Rights.
City Hall Fellows trains the next generation of leaders for America's cities. The 12-month, paid, post-graduation Fellowship integrates hands-on experience working within the highest levels of local government with intensive training in how cities work. The Fellowship is open to students of ALL majors. A detailed overview of the Fellowship, as well as application materials and instructions, are at http://www.cityhallfellows.org/apply/. Fellows will serve in San Francisco from August 2013 through July 2014.
The 13th Assembly District Office Internship Program offers college students a unique opportunity to participate in and experience the work of a state Assembly office in San Francisco. Unpaid internships (8-10 hours per week) are available to all part-time or full-time students 18 years of age or older. Depending on their college programs, students may also receive different types of school credits for participating as an intern. Students selected for an internship are required to come in twice a week. Click on the link above to download the Questionnaire. If you have any questions, please contact Nadia Conrad-Huayta:
(415) 557-3013, firstname.lastname@example.org.
State Assemblyman Phil Ting
The 19th Assembly District Office Internship Program offers college students a unique opportunity to experience the work of a state Assembly office. The program exposes students to district office operations and activities of a legislator's work. These experiences include working with constituents, conducting community outreach efforts, assisting community based organizations, organizing civic events and projects, databases, staffing the office, and other activities. How to apply
Please e-mail, mail, or fax resume, cover letter, application and a writing sample to the district office:
State Senator Mark Leno
Senator Leno represents the 3rd District, which includes Marin, and portions of San Francisco and Sonoma Counties. The Internship Program provides a fascinating opportunity to participate in the daily operations of the District Office in San Francisco.Interested intern applicants, please send a resume and cover letter to Beverly Ng via email (Beverly.Ng@sen.ca.gov ) or fax (415-557-1252).
Senator Yee represents Senate District 8, which includes San Francisco and San Mateo Counties. Learn about job requirements.
Interns at the San Francisco office on Golden Gate Ave. should be able to commit to a minimum of 8 to 15 hours per week on a regular basis. Use the online form to volunteer for Senator Yee http://sd08.senate.ca.gov/volunteer
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer Internship Program
Senator Boxer's offices host unpaid interns all year. An internship is a valuable opportunity to see how a Senate office functions, and to contribute to our efforts to serve and represent the people of California. Interns can work in Washington, DC, or in California. The average time committment is 8-12 hours in state offices and 30 hours in the DC office. Click on the Senator's name above for application instructions.
U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein Internships
Internships are available to undergraduate college students in Washington, D.C. office, as well as state offices, one of which is located in San Francisco. Working with the Washington, D.C. staff gives students a chance to see how the Senate functions and how it interacts with the House of Representatives and the executive and judicial branches. Working in one of the state offices provides a local perspective on how my office assists constituents resolve issues they have with the federal government. How to Apply
Newman Civic Fellows honor inspiring college student leaders who have helped find solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. Only one student per year is nominated by the University President for this award, named in honor of Dr. Frank Newman, one of Campus Compact's founders. Horst Bauer, a second year Political Science major, is the 2013 Newman Fellow from San Francisco State. He has been actively engaged in civics and public service since high school, when he was Golden State Ambassador with Youth Focus, Inc. Because of his fundraising work for “It Gets Better,” an advocacy campaign for LGBT youth and against bullying, he was able to donate multiple copies of It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying and Creating a Life Worth Living to libraries in San Joaquin County. Since then, he has been a pretrial intern for the Federal District Court in Oakland, and currently serves as an intern for California State Assembly member Nancy Skinner.
The Willie L. Brown, Jr. Internship Program program introduces SF State students to opportunities in public service and policy, by preparing them to be future community leaders. This program is on hold, pending funding.