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Green Corps Yearlong Paid Program


Early Application Deadline: January 31st, 2016

Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day. At Green Corps, they believe there are actually plenty of solutions to these problems, but what is lacking is political will on behalf of decision makers. That’s why right now, what we really need is more Organizers and people who understand the power of public support and know how to mobilize it.

In Green Corps yearlong paid program, you’ll get intensive training in the skills you need to make a difference in the world. You’ll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems like climate change, deforestation, water pollution, factory farming, and many others with groups like Sierra Club and Food & Water Watch. And when you graduate from Green Corps, they’ll help you find a career with one of the national leading environmental and social change groups. Green Corps yearlong program begins in August 2016 with Introductory Classroom Training and continues with field placements in multiple locations across the U.S. Candidates must be willing to relocate.

For more information, read on or visit www.greencorps.org/apply

In your year with the Green Corps:

Be trained by the best: Green Corps organizers take part in trainings with leading figures in the environmental and social change movements: people like Adam Ruben, former political director and current board president of MoveOn.org, and Bill McKibben, author and founder of 350.org.

Learn new skills: Green Corps will teach you to recruit and train activists and volunteers, build coalitions, organize events and gain media coverage, and much more about all the skills it takes to build public support for our environment.

Gain experience across the country: Green Corps sends organizers to jumpstart campaigns for groups such as Food & Water Watch, Corporate Accountability International, and The Wilderness Society, in major cities to small towns across the country.

Make an impact on today’s environmental challenges: A team of Green Corps organizers helped run a publicity campaign that persuade Kellogg’s Cereal to pressure its supplier of palm oil to stop destroying tropical forests. Other Green Corps organizers have played critical roles in the retirement of over a dozen coal-fired power plants in the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign.

Get paid!: Green Corps organizers earn a salary of $25,500. They also offer a generous benefits package.

Launch your career: Green Corps will help connect you to environmental and progressive groups that are looking for full-time staff to build their organizations and help them create social change and protect our environment.

The Application Process: In the next months, they’ll invite 35 college graduates to join Green Corps in 2016-2017. They’re looking for people who are serious about saving the planet, people who have taken initiative on their campus or community, and people who are willing to roll up their sleeves and work for change over the long haul.

If you think you’re one of those people, visit www.greencorps.org to apply.

For more information, visit www.greencorps.org or contact Amanda Becker, Recruitment Director of Green Corps at jobs@greencorps.org.

Looking for a Job or Internship?

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With over 15,000 job & internship postings from 4,000+ companies, there are opportunities for ALL ILLINOIS STUDENTS on I-Link. Tens of thousands of jobs and internships are posted annually on I-Link, Illinois’ campus-wide recruiting platform. Employers post their opportunities and many who recruit on campus schedule interviews and information sessions in I-Link. Students and recent alumni can search for internships, employment opportunities, as well as sign-up for interviews, and view a full calendar of career programs and events.

Login today at www.careercenter.illinois.edu/ilink

Use I-Link to:

  • Search for job and internship postings
  • View list of companies at career fairs
  • Schedule on-campus interviews
  • Upload your resume
  • Conduct a video mock interview


Student Alumni Ambassadors 2016 Recruitment


The Student Alumni Ambassadors (SAA) is a premier Registered Student Organization on campus which focuses on developing their members professionally and creatively while planning and executing large scale events to engage the campus-community in what it truly means to be an Illini. Some of their feature events include Illinois Sights and Sounds (the Freshmen welcome presentation), iHelp (the fall campus-wide day of service), Homecoming programming (Including the Comeback program honoring esteemed Alumni), Senior 100 Honorary (an award honoring 100 accomplished graduating seniors), and Grad Fest (a program to celebrate graduates).

Additionally, SAA provides its members with countless opportunities to engage with campus and grow professionally through Service Requests across many campus units. While giving students an opportunity to engage with campus through their programming, providing countless leadership opportunities, and molding students to be active on this campus in order to become engaged alumni, the Student Alumni Ambassadors is a family that take great pride in their work and their membership.

2016 Recruitment for the SAA begins with their Information Sessions on January 26th and 27th at 7PM in the Main Library Room 66. They are looking for mainly motivated Freshmen who are looking to be a part of a prestigious campus group.

Visit illinisaa.com or email ldevrie2@illinois.edu with any questions.

LAS Student Advisory Group on Career Development

The LAS Career Development Specialist, Melissa Schoeplein, is creating a student advisory group to get student input on career development initiatives in the College of LAS. Students will be asked to share their perspective during meetings. There may also be opportunities for students to volunteer to help at events.

Deadline to apply: Friday, January 8th at 11:50 pm, apply here.

Students will be notified the first week of spring semester if they have been selected to participate in the spring 2016 student advisory group. Refer all question to Melissa Schoeplein at mschoepl@illinois.edu.

EMT Class Spring Semester (Illini Medical Services)

Interested in getting a jumpstart on your health career? Learn how to respond during medical emergencies including how to assess and treat cardiac and respiratory arrest, strokes, diabetic emergencies, musculoskeletal injuries, traumatic injuries, burns, emergency child birth, as well as legal and ethical considerations in healthcare by becoming a licensed Emergency Medical Technician. Taking the course through Illini Emergency Medical Services (IEMS), a Registered Student Organization on campus, will prepare you to take the National Registry examination and upon passing, you will be licensed to practice in the State of Illinois. 90% of students who take the course with IEMS pass the National Registry examination on their first attempt, compared to 70% of students across the State of Illinois. Students have gone on to use their license to achieve experience in the healthcare field by volunteering with agencies such as IEMS and working for ambulance services and hospitals.

Class will be held every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 7:00 – 10:00 pm (location TBA). There will be four practical sessions held throughout the semester on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from approximately 6:00 – 10:00 pm. The course is now being offered in a new hybrid version, and students will be expected to complete lectures and homework assignments out of class. The course fee is $450 and will be charged to your student account upon acceptance into the class.

For more details and to apply, visit the IEMS website (illiniems.org) and access the application under the documents tab. Applications are due by 5:30 PM on Reading Day (Thursday, December 10th) to the IEMS office (office #258 in the Illini Union). Email iems@illinois.edu with any questions.

Tap In Leadership Academy is Now Hiring!


Champaign-based, academic enrichment organization, Tap In Leadership Academy is expanding its after school and summer enrichment program and is actively hiring staff to fill part- and full-time positions. Tap In is looking for dedicated staff members, committed to promoting the development of its many sites and scholars, ranging from elementary to high school-aged. Training for all positions will begin immediately.

Under the direction of the Site Coordinator, the Site Leader will provide leadership, supervision, assistance, and tutoring to scholars in one of Tap In’s 21st Century Community Learning Center program sites. The Site Leader will lead engaging academic, leadership enrichment, and college preparation activities with registered scholars at their assigned site. Site Leaders will provide opportunities for scholars to develop & strengthen academic and social skills in groups and individually. Successful candidates will be skilled in core academic subjects and can creatively implement bot academic and social programs.

Intern or Volunteer at Promise Healthcare


Promise Healthcare is seeking individuals for the following roles:

  • Nursing/Medical Assisting *N.A., E.M.T., M.A., or Registered M.A. certification is required.
  • Administration Services *This role requires knowledge of accounting, advanced proficiency in excel, and data analysis (i.e pivot tables, account receivables).
  • Dental – Administrative *For their dental clinic they’ll need volunteers for their afternoon administrative shifts.

Interns are distinguished as those who dedicate at least ten hours of work per week. Volunteers are asked to dedicate at least four hours of service per week. Visit www.promisehealth.org/donate-volunteer to review full position descriptions and learn more about the organization. Questions and completed application packet can be emailed to Megan (mcasey@promisehealth.org).

VIP Blood Drive


The Community Blood Services of Illinois and VIP will be sponsoring a blood drive Wednesday (Nov. 11th) and Thursday (Nov. 12th), from 12pm to 4pm in Room 104 of the Illini Union. Donors are needed! Appointments can be made by calling (217) 333-1020 or online at www.bloodcenterimpact.org using group sponsor code 70489. Walk-in donors are also welcomed! Donors can get discounted coupons for milk tea in Milktea House on Green St. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Pre-Med Fellowship Opportunity in India


Any undergraduate student who is interested in international community health should know about the Mabelle Arole Fellowship, awarded annually since 2002 through John Snow, Inc (JSI) Research and Training. Candidates must be admitted to medical school to be eligible. If awarded the Fellowship s/he defers the entrance to medical school for one year. Applications are due in mid-January 2016 and finalists are interviewed in early March in Washington, DC (at the candidate’s expense). The Fellow would depart the US in mid-June 2016 and returns in late spring of 2017. The fellow, who receives $8,000 to cover all expenses, spends 10 months at the Comprehensive Rural Health Project at Jamkhed (in Maharashtra), one of the best examples of how mobilized/empowered  communities can significantly improve their health/nutrition status. All relevant information is available on the AMSA website (www.amsa.org search for Arole) which has a link to Jamkhed site and contains reports by previous Fellows. Any questions can be directed to Dr. David Pyle at dpyle@JSI.com or 503-894-8546 (in Portland, OR).


International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) team

The iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machines) team is currently recruiting for this summer. If you’re interested in using genetically engineered organisms (typically bacteria) to solve problems, it’s a fantastic opportunity!

Don’t have synbio experience? That’s alright! They will train you from the basics onward if need be. What they ARE looking for is somebody with a firm grasp of either web design / html / systems modeling (think Matlab / Simbiology), or anybody with a passion for genetic engineering and getting hands on experience tinkering with microbes.

If you are interested, please attend their info session. It’ll be held on Tuesday, November 17, at 7pm, in 612 IGB (Institute of Genomic Biology). If you’re interested but cannot attend, email illinoisigem@gmail.com for more information and they’ll add you to their mailing list so that you can get the applications as soon as it comes out.