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HCHC Weekly Updates

Honors College Announcements for the Week of December 14-20, 2011



 2012 Hunter/Fried Frank LSAT Diversity Initiative
Priority deadline:  December 15

It’s that time again! Are you thinking about preparing for the LSAT?

Sophomore year is not too early to begin studying if you plan to attend law school immediately after graduation.

As part of a diversity initiative in conjunction with a prestigious New York City law firm -- Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson -- Hunter College offers an especially designed, extensive two-part course for Hunter students to prepare you for the Fall 2012 LSAT. 

NOTE:  In addition to the course described below (which has a focus on the Fall) we have other arrangments in place to subsidize your studies as you prepare for the June 2012 LSAT.  So please apply either way and alert the office to your timing on the application form.

Part 1: Spring Introductory Component
The Spring Intro Component starts at the beginning of next term with an introduction to core LSAT concepts – on four consecutive Sundays – and then continues with guided self study and two additional workshops on select Sundays later in the term.

Part 2:  Summer Intensive Component
The Summer Intensive Component will commence in June, and run through October, meeting twice on weekday evenings from 6-9:30, with diagnostic tests to be completed during the weekends.

To apply for entry:    Complete the (i) 2 attached forms, and include (ii) a copy of your resume and (iii) a current transcript (unofficial is fine) and email to (noting LSAT prep in the subject line) OR enclose materials in a flat 8-1/2x11 envelope and bring to Room 812 East and leave in the mailbox of Elise Jaffe, Hunter’s pre-law advisor.

Cost:  This is a highly subsidized course, and scholarship arrangements may be possible for hardship situations.  The student contribution for the Spring Component ONLY (Feb.-May) will be $100.  The student contribution for the Summer Intensive Prep (June-Oct.) will be no more than $400 (contingent on funding to be confirmed in the spring.)  Note that, by comparison, a shorter standard 3-month long commercial course costs approximately $1500


The Leon Cooperman Pre-Business program is recruiting!!!!!!!

In addition to unparalleled access to a range of different opportunities interns also receive annual stipends up to $2500.

The Leon Cooperman Pre-Business Program provides a cohort of talented Hunter College students with the financial support, skills and self-confidence to pursue successful careers in business and to compete for admissions to leading business schools around the world.

The Program seeks to accomplish this through scholarships and
internship support, an MBA admissions preparation program, career
panels, interviewing workshops, and the creation of a mentoring
network for Hunter College students.

More information about the Scholarship and the application process can
be found here:

The deadline for 2011 – 2012 has been extended to Thursday, December 15, 2011.



3.  Hertog Scholars Program: Application Deadline 12/15

Freshmen and Sophomores: The Hertog application deadline is December 15.

The Hertog Scholars Program is an exciting multi-disciplinary curricular program offered to Macaulay students. Participants receive a $2,000 per year stipend.

Visit the Hertog Scholars website at


4.  Apply for New York City Urban Fellowships


Some of Macaulay's most illustrious alumni spent the year after they graduated Macaulay as New York City Urban Fellows—part of a program designed to introduce America's finest college students and graduates to local government and public service.

Accepted Urban Fellows take a nine-month fellowship which combines work in Mayoral offices and City agencies with an intensive seminar series that explores current urban issues impacting public policy.


After participating in an extensive interview process, New York City Urban Fellows are placed at an array of agencies across the City where they learn about public policy through a hands-on approach.

The deadline for current seniors to apply to NYCUF is January 6, 2012.

 To find out more about the program check out:



5.  Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute Spring 2012 Internships

 The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute has openings for interns in the areas of Research, Communications/New Media, Graphic Design/Web Development, and Public Programs/Special Events.

Research Interns will assist Roosevelt House visiting scholars and other faculty with academic research projects in public policy, human rights, public health policy, and other relevant areas.

Communications and New Media Interns will draft communications and publications to support the mission of Roosevelt House and help manage Roosevelt House’s social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, foursquare, etc.).

Graphic Design and Web Development Interns will create posters and other marketing materials for Roosevelt House programs and assist the web development team with website management, editing, and updating.

Public Programs & Special Events Interns will coordinate and assist in event planning for policy and human rights lectures, discussions, roundtables, and conferences; and support fundraising initiatives and Roosevelt House donor opportunities.

Go to click on “Macaulay Maintained Internships” on the upper right for more information or to apply.


6.   U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
          Summer 2012 RESEARCH Experiences


•    Undergraduate students
•    10 week research experience
•    $5,000 stipend plus travel expenses                                                                           •    Areas of research:
Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological/life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences
•    Projects offered at:
o    National research laboratories: Argonne, Idaho, Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, Sandia, Savannah River
o    DHS laboratories: Transportation Security Laboratory
o    Other research facilities, including Air Force Research Laboratory, Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, National Institute of Standards and Technology
•    Locations include CA, CO, ID, IL, MD, NM, NJ, OH, SC, TN, WA, VA

U.S. citizenship required
•    Application deadline: January 5, 2012

Go to



 7.  EXCITING INTERNSHIP OPP:  Spring 2012 Internships at BBC America


BBC America has several openings for additional Macaulay Honors College students this spring.

Marketing Internship
Communications and PR Internship
Finance Internship
Motion Gallery Internship
Digital Internships (Web Production, Web Development, and Editorial Writing)
Consumer Products
International Ad Sales
Research Internship


 Go to nd click on "Macaulay Maintained Internships" on the upper right to apply.



8.  WOW--OH-SO-Very-Very COOL!!

Grand Canyon Semester

Application Deadline Extended to March 1, 2012

In Fall 2012, the National Collegiate Honors Council and Northern Arizona University are co-sponsoring, for the third time, a Grand Canyon Semester.

Students may earn 16 honors credits by taking advantage of the Fall, 2012 Grand Canyon Semester:  The Power of Water.

Brochures and application are online, both on the NCHC website and the NAU website.  There will be scholarship support available to help students in need.

August 20-December 8, 2012
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, Arizona


9.  A volunteer opportunity through the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs

The We Are New York (WANY) project  trains volunteers as conversation group facilitators and places them in community-based conversation groups, where they help adult immigrants practice English and learn about important city services.

In total, volunteers spend just 30 hours volunteering with WANY, making this a quick and meaningful way to give back in New York City. Since Macaulay students are required to complete 30 hours of community service by their junior year, volunteering with WANY would serve as a great way for them to complete their required hours in only a ten week span.

 WANY aligns with Macaulay’s mission to tackle the social, economic and cultural challenges of New York City -- we believe that by empowering adult immigrants with the gift of language, they will be better suited to address these challenges going forward.

We Are New York provides a social, dynamic and community oriented volunteer experience that offers the following benefits:
•         improved public speaking skills
•         affiliation with the Mayor’s Office
•         opportunity to interface with immigrants and learn about issues that face real immigrant New Yorkers                                                                                                  Flexible scheduling  with placement options in all 5 boroughs

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at or (212) 788-9964.


10.  Amgen Foundation Scholars Program


Purpose:  The Amgen Scholars Program provides approximately 250 undergraduates each summer with the opportunity to engage in a hands–on research experience at some of the world’s leading educational institutions.

 Each host institution has approximately 25 Amgen scholars.  The Program seeks to increase learning and networking opportunities for students committed to pursuing science or engineering careers and to broaden their perspectives experience.  The ultimate goal of the program is to increase the number of student pursuing advanced training and careers in the sciences.

The participating American institutions are:
•    California Institute of Technology
•    Columbia University, Barnard College
•    Howard University
•    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
•    Stanford University
•    University of California, Berkley
•    University of California, Los Angeles
•    University of California, San Diego
•    University of Washington

Program eligibility:  Amgen Scholars U.S. program applicants must be:
•    U.S. citizens or permanent residents
•    Undergraduate students enrolled in an accredited four-year college or university in the United States, Puerto Rico or other U.S. territories
•    Sophomores (with four quarters or three semesters of college experience), juniors or non graduating seniors (those returning in the fall to continue undergraduates studies.)

U.S. Program participants must also have:
•    A cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or above
•    An interest in pursuing a Ph.D. or an M.D. / Ph.D.

Program Benefits:  Amgen scholars will
•    Take part in important university research projects, gain hands-on lab experience  and contribute to the advancement of science
•    Interact and receive guidance from faculty mentors, including of the world’s leading academic scientists and
•    Attend scientific seminars, workshops and networking events.
•    Financial support is a critical component of the Amgen Scholars Program 


11.  Interested in Working for the Betterment of the Environment?
 Udall Scholarship

The Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation offers scholarships to students who are sophomores and juniors and who have the commitment and potential to make significant contributions to the environment and related fields.

This national scholarship program provides a scholarship of up to $5,000 and offers the opportunity to participate in a special scholar orientation weekend to meet and work with a national network of environmental leaders.

 Further information and a sample application are available at the Udall Scholarship website:

Interested students must contact Myrna Fader of their intent to apply and must submit applications by February 1, 2012.



For more information please contact the MLEF Program Office:
Email: 2012 PROGRAM 

The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) is a 10-week paid summer internship with opportunities in the US Department of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy, for women
and minority students who are currently enrolled in Science, Technology (IT), Engineering, and Math majors
at an accredited college or university.

Provide opportunities for educational advancement and career development through an award winning internship program for women and minority students in Science,
Technology (IT), Engineering and Math.

 Applicants must be a US citizen
 Undergraduate students completing their sophomore
     year in Spring 2012 through PhD candidates
 Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above

Application deadline is December 31, 2011. The start
date for the summer internship program is June 4, 2012.

For more information about DOE/FE and to complete the
MLEF application, please visit our webpage:


13.   DMI Scholars program of the Drum Major Institute for Public Policy.

The Drum Major Institute for Public Policy created DMI Scholars to identify progressive college activists from underrepresented communities and train them in the skills necessary to succeed in entry-level public policy positions.

Applications are now available for the 2012 Class of DMI Scholars! To apply, please download the application here:

DMI Scholars is a “Public Policy 101” for students who want to keep our country moving forward. Our two-week DMI Scholars Summer Institute will be in New York City during Summer 2012.   There, Scholars will learn to approach problems through a policy lens and meet people on the frontlines fighting for fair and just public policy. After our intensive summer training, we will help students throughout the year explore careers in the field through internships and follow-up trainings.

With DMI’s network and expertise, DMI Scholars will become the future Legislative Directors, Policy Analysts and Advisors who fuel the progressive movement with new ideas and effective advocacy.

Applicants should be sharp, creative college sophomores and juniors with a passion for changing the world, strong communication skills, and an interest in exploring public policy as a vehicle for their activism. We strongly encourage students of color, immigrants, members of the LGBTQ community and students from low-income and working class backgrounds to apply. All expenses are paid.

Application deadline: January 31, 2012.

To learn more, download the application:
To apply, send application materials to



 An internship or post graduate opportunity at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

The Science Education Programs at Oak Ridge National Laboratory provides paid opportunities for undergraduates, grad students, recent graduates, and faculty to participate in high-quality research alongside world-class scientists to solve real-world problems.

 Opportunities are available for internships and co-ops, research appointments, and sabbaticals.  All opportunities are limited to scientific, technical, engineering, or mathematical fields.

You can access all available opportunities through the website of  This will take you to the profile based application system where you can apply for numerous programs after you complete your profile.  The Talent and Opportunity System allows you to create a profile, and then for each program or job posting that you apply for, you only answer 5 or 6 questions.

Individuals who choose an internship or research opportunity at ORNL are paired with world-class scientists to solve real-world problems.

All levels of participants from undergraduates to faculty are encouraged to publish research papers with their mentors.

There is a featured two minute video of research participants at ORNL sharing their thoughts on how accesses to world-class research facilities and staff have catapulted their careers in science and technology.  If you would like to see the  video, you can find it on YouTube at


15.    Humanity in Action Fellowship     June 2- July 3, 2011

The Humanity in Action Foundation  brings together international groups of Fellows to study minority rights and produce research exploring how and why individuals and societies  have resisted intolerance and protected democratic values.

Separate programs will take place for five weeks in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris and Warsaw.

The program is open to current sophomores, juniors, and seniors and graduates for the undergraduate classes of 2009 and 2010.  Students of all academic disciplines, interests and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Fellows are selected on the basis of leadership potential, academic achievement, the willingness to work with others, and a commitment to human rights and social justice.

Further information and the application is available at their website:

Deadline:  January 10, 2012


16.  And saving what may be the best for last:

Finished With Finals Ice Skating Party—Dec. 22, 6-8pm

Skate at Citi Pond Rink in Bryant Park. Stay tuned for the special Macaulay students-only deal and post-skating “warm-up” gathering! Sponsored by your Macaulay Scholars Council.










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