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 internship-like experiences include a high level of responsibility and autonomy and pay $10 per hour.


The PFP program is open to students who will be Sophomore, Juniors or Seniors during the 2013-2014 school year. 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 10th. Do NOT submit the SMCM employment application, and do not submit your materials to the Career Center (unless you are applying for the position with our office!).

*Current resume
*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.

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
The Lab Fellow will assist with the management of collections, laboratory supplies, and student projects/project scheduling. Responsibilities will include all aspects of managing both research collections and teaching collections, including processing (washing, labeling, bagging) cataloging, tracking, and digitizing collections; management of a small but growing library collection; monitoring and ordering lab supplies as necessary; scheduling use of the lab for student projects.

Assistant Aquarist (Biology)
The fellow will serve as an assistant aquarist to faculty in the Department of Biology. The basic responsibility will be to assist in the operation and oversight of the department's marine microcosms and estuarine culture facilities.

Career Consultant Program Assistant (Career Development Center)
The CCPA will help in the following main areas: 1. Recruitment and training of Career Consultants 2. Oversee the Career Consultants program in collaboration with CDC Staff 3. Assisting with the planning of major events.

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)

Fellow will work 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.

The Center for the Study of Democracy Programs Fellow
The Center Program Fellow will assist in promotion and research activities that include special educational events and community activities. The programs intern will also assist in public outreach including but not limited to Facebook, mail lists, website redesign and management.

DeSousa Brent Fellow (Academic Services)
The Fellow will assist the DeSousa-Brent Director with programming, communications, assessment, grant reporting for the DeSousa-Brent Scholars Program.

Digital Art Resources Development Specialist (Art and Art History)
This 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

Digital Media and Creative Services Fellow (Media Center/Library)
The Digital Media and Creative Services Fellow will produce media for deployment on YouTube and the Media Center website, and transition our website into a more valuable resource for visitors through design, content population and maintenance.

Education and Outreach Assistant (Boyden Gallery)
The Education and Outreach Assistant works with the Director on the development and execution of educational and outreach programs in Boyden Gallery. Primary tasks include assistance with exhibition planning and installation, lesson plans, faculty/staff/student, high school and community outreach, social media and website management, special event planning and supervised gallery teaching.

Fellowship in Historic Ship Preservation & Education
The fellow will assist in completing the reconstruction of the ship’s boat Parrot, and may assist in editing a documentary on this project.  Emphasis will continue on photo-documentation of the intern’s and department’s activities. In addition the student may work with Museum professionals to develop graphics for a new hands-on exhibit for teaching about square-rig sails.

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, coordinating our social media efforts, and marketing and advising study abroad to interested students.

Institutional Research & 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.

Instructional Media Fellow (Library)
The library is seeking a creative student interested in video production or advertising to help develop the “SMCM Library in 60 Seconds” video series. The fellow will develop instructional videos promoting library services and resources to the SMCM community.

Multicultural Recruitment and Initiatives Fellow (Admissions)
The student will play a vital role in the recruitment, counseling, and matriculation of students from under-represented populations.  Working with the Admissions Office, and student groups across campus, the fellow will 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.

Neurohistology Fellow
The Fellow will coordinate, conduct and supervise neurohistological procedures in the behavioral neuroscience laboratory, including sectioning, staining, and microscopic examination of brain tissue.  The Fellow will also train and mentor students on neurohistological techniques in the laboratory.

Program Assistant for LGBTQ Student Services (Student Activities)
This fellow would create programs and services for the LGBTQ student population at St. Mary’s College.  Work will consist of event planning, web site and social media development, research, assessment, resource development, and student outreach.

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, retention, civic engagement, and civility.  Work will consist of event planning, web site and social media development, research, and assessment.

Self Study Fellow (Academic Administration)
The Self-Study fellow will support the Self-Study Co-Chairs, Mark Heidrich (Administration) and Cynthia Koenig (Faculty) in their efforts to create the structure for the College’s re-accreditation process, which will focus on the College’s implementation of the “public honors college” model.  The position will provide valuable insight into the College and higher education in general and will provide an opportunity to hone organizational, communication, quantitative, and practical research skills.


Social Media and Advertising Assistant for Educational Studies
This position focuses on helping the Department of Educational Studies maintain a current web presence about the MAT and promoting the mission of the department and MAT through the use of social media and other advertising venues. Developing a battery of video interviews with alumni of the program for use in this endeavor will also be a focus.

Sociology Program Development Coordinator and Student Liaison
The Fellow will assist faculty in developing a strategic plan for implementing new curriculum, identifying research and ELAW opportunities, and serve as a bridge between faculty and sociology majors and minors.

Technical Assistant (Boyden Gallery)
The Technical Assistant works with the Director, interns and gallery staff on all technical aspects of exhibitions, educational programs and collections management. Primary tasks include object handling and conservation; exhibit preparation, fabrication, installation and de-installation, security and facilities maintenance

Wellness Fellow (Sexual Assault/Wellness, Counseling)
The Wellness Fellow will coordinate the Peer Health Educator and First Responder Network programs. The fellow will be responsible for the development and assessment of passive and active educational programming throughout the academic year.