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Honors College Announcements for the Week of April 25-May 1, 2012

1.  Today! Today! Today! Today! Today! Today!

 Kwame Ocran ('2014) will be having a conversation TODAY! TODAY! TODAY! TODAY!

addressing the compelling topic:  What Should America Look Like in 2040?

Come and share your  vision -- topics such as immigration,  LGBT issues, food justice, community organizing...and oh-so-much more will be discussed.

This is for anyone who wants to be involved in learning how to integrate his/her concerns into developing a comprehensive plan for NYC.

Sponsored and hosted by the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network               570 Lexington Ave, 18th floor @ 6:00pm

Dinner will be served.



2.   JOB OPP for seniors:

1.    Citizen Schools is looking for Teaching Fellows.

Applications are due April 27th.

More information can be found here:





6:15 P.M. - 8:15 P.M.

Hunter's annual Careers in Law Day Party, our end-of-year closing celebration.

We will be welcoming an array of practicing attorneys for this fun cocktail-style party - including partners at big firms, successful "boutique" practitioners, public servants, and non-profit types - this is a great opportunity for you to learn more about their areas of practice.

Note that many of these folks are alumni who have walked in your shoes, and they are coming to Hunter because they are interested in the students - i.e. they want to meet you!

We will also take this opportunity to celebrate the acceptances of our graduating seniors and alumni - you are our guests of honor!


4.  A USEFUL website to bookmark for upcoming RESEARCH OPPS



5.  Last week's MOST AWESOME Internship Opp!!

Slow Food USA Internships

Slow Food USA offers internships year-round to current undergraduate and graduate students and recent graduates.

General tasks and responsibilities shared by all interns:
•    Assisting staff with the implementation of strategic initiatives
•    Monitoring relevant food news, preparing food news briefings
•    Researching, writing and fact-checking
•    Analyzing information for campaign and communications strategies
•    General administrative support and special projects as directed
•    Interest in food production and consumption, sustainability, health, and advocacy
•    Ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
•    Ability to work independently and on a team
•    Desire to learn, and to absorb information quickly
•    Excellent writing skills and command of the English language
•    Sophisticated research skills
•    Basic computer and database skills, including Word and Excel
•    Matriculated at an accredited university (undergraduate or graduate)

A minimum 15 hours per week is required for all cycles. Internships are unpaid; however, students may earn academic credit.

Summer 2012 Internships – Now Accepting Applications
We are now accepting applications for summer internships. Available positions are below.

To apply, email your cover letter and resume to the contact listed for the internship you are interested in.  Applications will be accepted until May 1, 2012.

Development Internships
The Development team is looking for interns to assist with resource generation, including membership, individual giving and institutional giving. Projects will include conducting research for major donor prospects; helping create development communications materials; assisting with appeals for donors at the middle donor level; and negotiating various discounts and promotions for members. Interns may be involved with editing grant proposals and reports, stewardship pieces, compiling food news briefings and blog posts and with designing development communications pieces, as needed. Through this experience, the Development interns will learn valuable fundraising and grassroots outreach skills, while supporting our work to promote good, clean and fair food. To apply, email your cover letter and resume to Aimee Thunberg at

Terra Madre and International Congress Internship
The Programs team is looking for an intern to help organize the U.S. delegation to Terra Madre , a biennial international event that celebrates good, clean, and fair food worldwide, and International Congress, a global gathering of Slow Food leaders that happens every 5 years. The Terra Madre and International Congress intern will work with staff to coordinate housing, travel, and food logistics for 200+ U.S. delegates to (30%); design, create and distribute 200+ pre-event informational and fundraising kits (30%); design and create 200+ welcome packages for delegates (30%); and research and recommend readings and mixed media on international food & farming issues (10%). Recommended internship is 25 hours per week. To apply, email your cover letter and resume to Hnin W. Hnin at

Public Relations & Marketing Internship
The PR & Marketing team is looking for an intern to assist our PR & Marketing Manager in supporting Slow Food USA communications. Responsibilities will include monitoring and analyzing media coverage, researching trends, building media lists, drafting press releases and pitches, conducting select media outreach, updating the Slow Food USA press kit, participating in brainstorming sessions, and contributing to the development of new ideas and projects. To apply, email your cover letter and resume to Emily Walsh at

Network Development Internship
The Programs team is looking for an intern to assist with developing and supporting our local Slow Food network and chapters. Responsibilities include helping to develop and beta test new chapter orientation (25%); helping to develop and pilot chapter performance management system (25%); monitoring new chapter inquiries and guiding people through the process of starting a chapter (20%); interviewing chapters that are doing amazing projects and drafting spotlights on them for emails and blog posts (20%); cleaning and maintaining chapter and leader database (10%). To apply, email your cover letter and resume to Hnin W. Hnin at

Programs Administrative and Leadership Support Internship
The National Programs Director is looking for an intern to assist with general administrative support, scheduling, and project management. Responsibilities include working with the Director to manage the Slow Food USA Governor Committee (agendas, note taking, communications), managing the schedule of the Director and Program staff, light filing, managing email and phone communications, and supporting the network engagement project. To apply, email your cover letter and resume to Sung E Bai after April 15th to

Executive Support Internship
The Executive Office is looking for an intern will work closely with the Assistant to the President & Manager of Special Projects to manage both day-to-day activities and longer-term projects, and to ensure successful preparation of materials for the President's meetings and events. Primary responsibilities will include: coordinating logistics for a 10-week educational program on America's food system; helping to organize and prepare the President for daily meetings and out-of-town travel; conducting research and analysis to support organizational and executive projects; and assisting with administrative tasks as necessary. To apply, email your cover letter and resume to Vanessa Arcara at



You won’t want to miss the department’s our Spring Kick-Off event to introduce students to Hunter's program in Quantitative Biology/Bioinformatics.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

1 PM - 3 PM

HW 405

 7.   A great event created by Hunter USG and the NSCS.

Free smoothies, gum, and the chance to break a world record!

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars and Undergraduate Student Government will be hosting Hunter's first world record attempt in the West Building B3 Gymnasium!

The Record: The Most People To Simultaneously Blow A Piece of Bubble Gum The Place: Hunter College, B3 West Building Gym

  The Date: 4/27 The Time: 4pm (plan 3:30 for instructions)

 The number to beat is 304.

 Invite everyone you know; we want to set the bar high! Non-Hunter students will be allowed to come as well- the bookstore entrance will be open and public safety officers will be aware, so if you friends who do not go to Hunter want to come by, they are welcome without the hassle of getting that sticker thing.

There will be free smoothies and gum will be provided!

Also, materials will be available to learn about scholarship opportunities from the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and "MAChO Fellow" positions from Weill Cornell Medical College Office of Community Services' MAChO program!



Start Date:         Flexible
Duration:        Approximately 10 weeks
Location:    330 Seventh Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Reports to:      Director of Talent, Administration, and Special Projects

Application deadline:  May 1, 2012

The national “I Have A Dream” Foundation (IHDF), which is working to expand educational opportunities for all children, is seeking Summer Program Interns to support the National Foundation office.

Reporting to the Director of Talent, Administration, and Special Projects, Summer Program Interns will support the various national foundation teams in reaching their goals.

Position Requirements/Preferred Skills:

The ideal candidate:
•    Is goal-oriented and operates with a high level of urgency and personal responsibility for achieving ambitious outcomes;
•    Can prioritize effectively and is flexible, organized, and efficient;
•    Has excellent strategic thinking, operational, and management skills;
•    Has strong communications, interpersonal, and relationship-building skills;
•    Thrives in an achievement oriented, entrepreneurial, and fast paced environment;
•    Is extremely detail oriented; and
•    Is passionate about reducing the educational achievement gap in our country.

 Projected 2012 Summer Intern projects include:

•    Developing content for, and managing the administration of, the annual Dreamer Conference that brings together more than 100 “I Have A Dream” high school students from across the nation to a college campus to cultivate strong leadership skills and develop the social, academic and professional skills needed to succeed in college and beyond. The 2012 conference will be held over fours days in July on the campus of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.
•    Helping to develop a process for consistent data collection and analysis across the “I Have A Dream” network in order to support outcome measurement and performance tracking initiatives.
•    Researching educational best practices for students in grades K-12 to help develop support models for first generation college students, and identify national and local non-profit organizations that can partner with “I Have A Dream” programs to provide consistently excellent academic outcomes for our students. 
•    Researching colleges, universities, and college umbrella organizations that will serve as excellent inaugural college partners in IHDF’s new model program.
•    Supporting the Director of Administration and Chief of Staff in researching potential funders (individual, corporate, and foundation) of IHDF’s new model program and creating a strategic plan to target and cultivate new funders.
•    Supporting the Director of Administration, Chief of Staff, and Office Manager with general office administration and management.

The “I Have A Dream” Foundation works to ensure that every child, no matter where they grow up, will have the opportunity to achieve higher education and fulfill their potential as citizens and leaders.

Our approach is unique in that we sponsor an entire grade level of 50-100 students in a public elementary school or public housing complex, and we work with these “Dreamers” from an early age all the way to college. This long-term, comprehensive approach, driven by the goal of college matriculation, has inspired our Dreamers to overcome extraordinary challenges. While only 50% of students in low-income communities typically finish high school and only one out of seven graduate from college, many of our Dreamers have gone on to become doctors, lawyers, teachers, social workers, scholar-athletes, and more.

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Eugena Oh, Director of Talent, Administration, and Special Projects at by May 1, 2012.


9.    A Critical Historiography of Puerto Rican Resistance 1969-1989

Saturday, May 12, 2012

A one day conference (beginning at 9:00am until 3:30pm)) focusing on books published in Puerto Rico;


--recovering  political, historical, social and cultural analytical narratives;

-- re-appropriating and redistributing knowledge.

 Sponsored by the Center for Puerto Rico Studies at Hunter.    Facilitators include Arcadio Diaz-Quinones, Josean Laguarta, and others.

RSVP required at or 212 3966545.


10.  New program launched by the Governor’s office to invest in the next generation of leaders and policy makers.

The new program that the government has launched is the Student Intern Program, which is geared towards current students

Here are internship opportunities available for the fall, spring, and summer sessions. Here is a link with more information and instructions to apply: