SMCM Professional Fellowship Program
The purpose of this Professional Fellowship Program (or "PFP), funded in part by the SGA, is to increase on-campus opportunities for students to develop professional skills and to provide support for campus programs whose operations have been impacted by staff/budget reductions in recent years. Fellows will be given responsibilities that challenge them and that call for application of their liberal arts knowledge and skills. These 23 internship-like experiences include a high level of responsibility and autonomy and pay $2800 per year (10 hours per week at $10 per hour).
The PFP program is open to students who will be Juniors or Seniors during the 2012-2013 school year (those who will have completed more than 55 credits). Applicants must also have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Most positions require a year-long commitment, though students planning to graduate mid-year or study abroad in the Spring may be considered for some positions. Please include this information in your cover letter.
Note that current student workers are welcome to apply for fellowships offered by their current offices/departments. See your supervisor for details.
To apply, submit the items below (as email attachments) directly to the contact listed in the particular description by 3:00 PM on Tuesday, September 4th. Do NOT submit the SMCM employment application, and do not submit your materials to the CDC (unless you are applying for the position with our office!).
*Detailed cover letter describing your interest in and fit for the position; also include your cumulative GPA and contact information for one faculty/staff reference.
NOTE:A fair amount of competition is expected for these positions, so you are encouraged to develop a high quality resume and detailed cover letter using the resources available to you at the CDC website (Resume Guide; Cover Letter Resources).
The links below provide additional details about each position, including responsibilities, professional skills to be developed, and qualifications. Please apply directly to the contact listed in the description.
Anthropology Laboratory Fellow
Management of anthropology lab facility, including organizing, processing, curation, and tracking of archaeological collections; organization of library materials and development of check-out system; inventory and management of lab supplies; assisting students with lab resources for projects and assignments; assisting faculty with maintaining orderly space.
Behavioral Neuroscience Fellow (Psychology)
The Fellow will assist in training and peer-mentoring of fellow students on a range of techniques in the Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory. The Fellow will also conduct and supervise histological procedures in the laboratory, to include sectioning and staining of brain tissue.
Chancellor's Point Project Student Fellow
The Fellow will support the Chancellor’s Point Project (CCP). Working with the CPP Curator and Core Committee, the Fellow will assist in the development, promotion, and implementation of educational programs related to the natural world and sustainability.
Community Service Outreach Fellow (Student Activities)
Student Activities is searching of a student interested in working with service organizations, both on and off campus, to help create more opportunities for the campus community to affect change within the school and surrounding community through event planning and coordinating with service organizations.
DeSousa Brent Fellow (Academic Services)
The Fellow will assist the AVP for Academic Services and DB faculty in developing and promoting academic, social, and career planning workshops for the DeSousa-Brent (DB) Scholars Program; supporting staff efforts to recruit Scholars for internship, scholarship, and career opportunities; supporting DB Scholars in coordinating leadership/service projects; maintaining the DB web presence; coordinating special events; and assessing the success and impact of DB programming. In carrying out these duties, the Fellow functions as a liaison between Academic Services, DeSousa-Brent faculty, other College offices, and the Scholars.
Digital Art Resources Development Specialist
The Digital Art Resources Development Specialist position will support and display the use of digital tools for creative purposes. This student will be responsible for generating content for a website that will feature student artwork, innovative uses of technology, and best practices for print, web and time-based media.
Global Ambassador (Office of International Education)
The Global Ambassador will assist with the outreach efforts in the Office of International Education. This will include presentations to fellow students, serving as a peer mentor to those thinking about studying abroad, and marketing study abroad to interested students.
Hispanic Community Liaison (Admissions)
The admissions Hispanic Community Liaison will work side by side with the director of admissions continuing to build an admissions presence in the Hispanic community. By using standard admissions marketing techniques, along with creating new and exciting ways of connecting to the Hispanic community, the fellow will guide and educate the office of admissions by interacting with this important community of students and families.
Historic Ship Preservation and Education Fellow
The student will work with Museum professionals to develop graphics for a new hands-on exhibit for teaching about square-rig sails, and will assist in the re-building of the ship’s boat Parrot. New emphasis will be placed on photo-documentation of the intern’s and department’s activities.
Instructional Media Fellow (Library)
The instructional media fellow will collaborate with reference and instruction librarians to develop web-based information literacy learning modules and videos promoting library services and resources.
Institutional Research and Reporting Fellow
This Fellow will be responsible for assisting the IR office with all aspects of current responsibilities. Major projects for the Fellow will include (but are not limited to) assisting with Campus Labs (accreditation software) implementation and web site updating.
Marketing/Program Assistant (Career Development Center)
The “MPA” will help in three main areas: (1) Marketing of career-related programs, services and resources (incl. Facebook); (2) Assisting with the planning of major events; and (3) Collaborating with the CDC to offer professional development workshops for other PFPs.
Multicultural Outreach Fellowship (Residence Life/Multicultural Affairs)
This Fellow will assist the Office of Residence Life by serving as a student liaison for multicultural matriculating students and assisting with the operation of the Multicultural Resource Room by planning and implementing campus programs.
Multicultural Recruitment and Initiatives Fellow (Admissions)
The student will play a vital role in the recruitment, counseling, and matriculation of students from diverse backgrounds. Working with the Admissions Office and student groups across the campus, the fellow will also be responsible for assisting in the planning of on and off campus events.
Network Administrator (Computer Science)
Assist the Computer Science faculty in configuring and maintaining Unix servers that serve as a gateway to the CS subnetwork of the College’s computer network.
Out-of-State Recruitment Fellow (Admissions)
Admissions is looking for a student interested in assisting with the recruitment of out-of-state students. The fellow would be responsible for assisting with events and communicating with out-of-state students through the admissions process.
Program Assistant for Student Engagement (Student Activities)
This fellow will develop programs that promote co-curricular learning in individual and group settings. Areas of concentration will include leadership development, civic engagement, and civility. Work will consist of event planning, web site and social media development, research, and assessment.
Publications/Media Relations Fellow
Assist the Publications & Media Relations staff with research, writing, editing of press releases, publications, and web content for the College.
The Office of Planning and Facilities is looking for three fellows to assist in the implementation and oversight of energy efficiency and waste reduction projects. The fellows will also help organize sustainability-themed events and coordinate outreach activities.
Wellness Coordinator (Sexual Assault/Wellness, Counseling)
The Wellness Coordinator will supervise and oversee the Peer Health Educators and First Responder Network. The Coordinator will develop, coordinate, and assess wellness and prevention focused passive and active educational programs for the student body throughout the academic year.
Writing Fellow (Writing Center)
The fellow will reach out to, and coordinate Writing Center services for, international students, students in science courses, or students working on SMPs. Additional responsibilities may include coordinating special events, publicizing the Center’s services, and general tutoring.