A great resource for finding Ph.D programs that are fully funded is through the online ProFellow site, a go-to source for information on professional and academic fellowships, created by fellows for aspiring fellows. You can download their free Directory of Fully Funded Graduate Programs and Full Funding Programs (download it here!) which lists more than 500+ master’s and doctoral programs and awards that offer full tuition coverage and a stipend.
BUT – this list of programs is NOT exhaustive! There are many more programs like this in other disciplines in the U.S. and abroad. And you can find the right programs for your goals using a free tool: Google!
You can sign up for their free webinar “3 Ways to Find Fully Funded Graduate Programs Using Google“, which will show you how they found the programs that they’ve listed on ProFellow so you can do your own research on programs that will help you achieve your goals.
You can use Google and Google Scholar to:
- Find fully funded master’s and doctoral programs in specific disciplines and research topics
- Find fully funded master’s and doctoral programs in your local community or region
- Find fully funded master’s and doctoral programs outside the U.S.
Now might be a good time to think about grad school!
In Handshake this week there are a number of new jobs and internships that have been added, in fact:
- Using industries: Nonprofit, NGO, Social Assistance, International Affairs: 563 sorted by “Date Posted” so that you can see the newest ones that have been added since the COVID-19 pandemic. Using the same keyword search, I added “Remote” as a keyword in the search and 48 REMOTE jobs & internships are sorted by Date Posted (some of these may be finding the word remote being used as a different meaning).
- Using: Environmental Services, Renewable Energy & Utilities, Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry: 189 sorted by “Date Posted” and using the “remote” keyword search, 51 opportunities posted.
Don’t forget, too, that the deadline for funding for unpaid internships has been extended to May 8th.
COVID-19 has interfered with many students’ opportunities to complete in-person internships during summer 2020. If you are one of those students, or if you are still looking for something to fill your time and sustain your passions while away from Midd, consider a remote internship. Below are just a few remote positions relevant to the healthcare industry.
Remote Internships on Handshake
Health Equity Summer Intern, The Root Cause Coalition, Washington, DC
Opportunity expires April 20, 2020
The Root Cause Coalition is seeking an energetic, responsible undergraduate intern for Summer 2020. In this position, interns will be given day-to-day responsibilities to help integrate them into the core work of the team. The intern will contribute to advancing the Coalition’s mission to end the systematic root causes of health inequities by providing support on a variety of projects and maintaining daily organizational routines and procedures within the office.
Note: While ideally this job will be in-person in Washington DC, The Root Cause Coalition is currently remote during COVID-19, and is flexible about starting with a remote hire if need be depending on the situation. Eventually this will be an in-person position.
Life Sciences Operations Intern, Clora, Inc., Boston, MA
Opportunity expires May 25, 2020
We started with a simple idea–Biopharma companies and experienced consultants in the industry should have frictionless access to one another in order to bring new therapies to patients faster.
Clora is building a platform that organizes and matches the world’s life science expertise to innovative companies in order to accelerate the development of new therapies and fundamentally change how the industry works. Our technology helps companies find, vet, and engage with top-tier life science experts for their most critical development priorities. We make the process of finding the right expertise fast, reliable, and more cost-effective in order to meaningfully reduce the time it takes for life-improving therapies to get into the hands of patients.
We are looking for a detail-oriented Life Sciences Operations Intern to help us build out our fulfillment and business development functions. We need a driven individual with a keen interest in technology and Life Sciences. You will be responsible for communicating the value Clora delivers to subject matter experts and industry stakeholders.
Commercial Payer Quality Intern (remote allowed), Aledade, Inc., Bethesda, MD
Opportunity expires June 2, 2020
Aledade is a leader in population health that is using innovative, value based solutions to transform the way physicians interact with their patients. We are on a mission to change healthcare for the better and solve complex problems within the healthcare system.
We are actively recruiting for a Commercial Payer Quality Intern to support Aledade’s effort to share patient-level quality reports with practices participating in value-based care contracts. Under the direction of Performance, Clinical, and Field teams, the Intern will generate monthly reports for practices participating in value-based contracts to enable primary care practices to be successful in commercial payer quality programs.
Global Health Advocacy Intern, Fund for Global Health, Seattle, WA
Opportunity expires June 30, 2020
The mission of the Fund for Global Health is to provide the maximum possible health benefit to vulnerable people in developing countries. One of the best ways to accomplish this is by advocating for increased U.S. funding for effective global health programs.
A small number of U.S. Representatives and Senators on the State and Foreign Operations Subcommittees of Appropriations decide on funding for U.S. global health programs. If you are in a congressional district or state represented by one of these subcommittee members, you have a unique and important opportunity to make a difference to U.S. leadership and funding for global health. We are offering constituents of these Representatives and Senators an opportunity to engage in effective citizen lobbying to that end. Interns make a minimum 4-month commitment to a program of weekly communication and action, trained and supported by one of our coordinators.
American Red Cross-Volunteer Engagement-Internship, American Red Cross of New Hampshire & Vermont, Burlington, VT
Opportunity expires June 30, 2020
Whether helping one displaced family or thousands, providing care and comfort to an ill or injured service member of veteran, or teaching others how to respond in emergencies, it’s through the efforts of ordinary people that we can do extraordinary things. Volunteers carry out 90% of the humanitarian work of the Red Cross.
Volunteer Engagement is responsible for assisting with the implementation and execution of programs, projects, and initiatives to increase and strengthen the engagement of volunteers. Additionally, assist with the screenings, referrals, and placement of prospective volunteers to effectively support Regional goals and mission critical activities.
Digital Marketing Internship in Healthcare: Digital Marketing Analyst, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Opportunity expires July 3, 2020
MassGeneral Hospital for Children seeks interns who wish to expand their knowledge of digital marketing in a large, complex healthcare organization.
Practicum: Using Google Analytics and other analytics tools, generate actionable insights from data that lead to innovations and improvements vital to supporting the success of prospective and current patients, referring physicians, and internal stakeholders. Help identify opportunities in digital marketing, help devise strategy, and identify key performance indicators to measure success. Help prepare and present data in a way that allows doctors and administrators to understand opportunities and take action.
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Research Assistant Intern, Chicago Health Disparities Center- Temporarily REMOTE
The Chicago Health Disparities Center (CHDC) is a research group funded through the National Institute of Health (NIH) and Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Located at the Illinois Institute of Technology and directed by Dr. Patrick Corrigan, the CHDC is committed to reducing physical health disparities for racial and ethnic minorities with mental illness. CHDC is partnered with Chicago area universities, service provider organizations, and community members.
The Research Assistant Intern will support ongoing research projects on the Chicago Health Disparities Center (CHDC) and/or National Consortium on Stigma and Empowerment. Specifically, the student research assistant will assist with data collection, data entry, data analysis, dissemination, and other general office tasks.
Science Research Volunteer Program, Center for Research on Addiction and Brain Health- REMOTE
The Center for Research on Addiction and Brain Health is exploring new ways to advocate for and contribute to research in LONGEVITY. Interns will have the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of current developments in integrative and holistic medicine.
This nonprofit organization investigates alternative therapies and cutting edge technology for longevity, brain rejuvenation, and addiction. Partnered with a rapidly expanding start-up company, the NAD+ Treatment Center, we foster an energetic and fun environment. The nonprofit and treatment center will ultimately be utilizing a wide array of scientific/medical tests (metabolome, genetic, epigenetic, MRI, or SPECT, etc) to treat a wide array of diseases linked to NAD+ therapy and brain health.
This internship not only prepare you for a career in regenerative healthcare, it also allows you to contribute as volunteer to health initiatives. This internship would provide valuable experience and skills as well as possible publication, acknowledgement, conference attendance, equipment training, and grant writing experience.
COVID-19 Intern, Global Liver Institute- REMOTE
The Global Liver Institute, a patient-driven advocacy organization for liver health operating in the US, Europe, and UK has developed a multi-platform COVID-19 response program for liver patients: pediatric and rare liver diseases, liver transplant, and liver cancer. This program includes weekly medical and advocacy updates, Facebook Live event, and a dedicated response email account.This program is led by the GLI CEO. We are looking for an intern to support the drafting of the weekly medical update–researching COVID-19 developments in the news, medical literature, government agencies, medical societies, and advocacy organizations. Healthcare or science background desired.
Feel like USAJobs is a black hole? Join U.S. Department of Commerce BIS Assistant Director, Leslie Bayless, as she discusses her career path, government hiring trends, and winning tips and strategies for applying to jobs on USAJobs.
Thursday, April 23 at 3:15 pm Eastern
Per employer, U.S. Citizenship is required to attend.
Please RSVP to this event and the Zoom link will be emailed to you.
We know that many students’ plans for summer internships are changing. And as CCI has let you know, we anticipate that most of the internships CCI will be able to fund this summer will be remote internships.
Last week, we posted some resources for students seeking remote internships for this summer. This week, we also learned that Global Experiences is offering international virtual internships abroad and CEA has extended their deadline to May 1.
Global Experience Virtuoso Virtual Internships Abroad – Get matched with an international company based on your interests. Deadlines April 22, May 1, and May 15. $1500 fee includes placement, coaching, mentorship, and more. (CCI will consider funding these opportunities if you submit an internship funding application by May 8.)
CEA Virtual Internships Abroad – CEA informed us that they have extended their application deadline to May 1. Engage in supervised international work experience and build global career readiness competencies, all while staying at home. $450 placement fee and additional $95 application fee, which they may waive if asked. (CCI will consider funding these opportunities if you submit an internship funding application by May 8.)
Don’t forget: If you have an unpaid summer internship or experience, you can apply to CCI for internship funding. Apply on a rolling basis up until May 8. See go/summerfunding for information, eligibility, FAQs and more. Make sure to indicate a Covid-19 summer plan in your essay that gives specifics on if this is a remote internship or what other contingency plans you and your supervisor have agreed upon.
We are still awaiting final policy decisions from Middlebury for summer funding, but CCI anticipates being able to fund only remote internships, those in your home city/town if not with a vulnerable population, and possibly some in-person domestic internships that start mid-summer in locations not hit by the coronavirus outbreak. More information coming soon.
|What does a career in international affairs really look like? |
On April 23rd, the Women’s Foreign Policy Group and NYU are co-hosting our first virtual international affairs forum. The program will include an online panel discussion, followed by breakout sessions with international affairs professionals. Participants will have the chance to connect with mid- and senior-level experts to gain practical career advice and to ask their own questions about our mentors’ career paths and today’s global job market.
Panel Discussion: Launching Your Career in International Affairs
The program will open with an online panel conversation with international affairs practitioners. You’ll hear how they got started and what advice they have for you as you launch your career.
Breakout Sessions: Virtual Mentoring Roundtables
Attendees will break out into smaller virtual roundtable conversations to give students and recent graduates the chance to ask more in-depth questions of our mentors.
April 23, 2020 | 4:00 to 5:30 PM EST REGISTER
Space is limited. Advance registration is required.
Please direct any questions to email@example.com or (202) 429-2692. Learn more about WFPG’s mentoring programs.
New Sector Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit consulting and leadership development firm. They are particularly looking for students who are veterans, but it is open to all.
We work across sectors to help established and emerging leaders tackle pressing challenges and advance their careers. Our mission is to accelerate social change by strengthening organizations and developing leaders.
The Summer Fellowship program http://newsector.org/summer/ is an intensive, 10-week program for undergraduate and graduate students and recent graduates. Fellows are selected from a highly competitive pool and matched with a Chicago area non-profit or social impact organization.
Learn more and apply HERE in Handshake. This opportunity looks good because they specifically said the experience will be all remote.
COVID-19 R&D Database Project
Project Description: “We are building the most comprehensive and detailed database of vaccines and therapeutics for treating COVID-19 in the world so that everyone can be informed on the progress towards much better outcomes for patients in this pandemic. Our tech team is also building a fantastic website with visualizations to make the data engaging and informative. We are in need of people to help us research these products so that we can populate our database. This work would involve data entry and would require a careful, detail-oriented approach. Some background with biology and/or medicine is ideal for this work.”
–Mats Olsen, Project Leader of COVID-19 R&D Database Project
More information about the progress that has been made on this project, people involved with this work, and what kind of volunteers are needed can be found here.
Time Commitment: Each assignment consists of about 5 vaccines or therapeutics to look into and takes about 2-3 hours to complete.
How to get involved: If you are interested in helping with this research effort, please email Mats Olsen (firstname.lastname@example.org) to receive your assignment of potential vaccines and therapeutics to investigate.
UV-C Light Cabinet to Decontaminate FFR Masks Project
Project Description: “The current shortage of filtering face piece respirators (FFR) might be alleviated if they could be reused by decontaminating them in a simple device (i.e. something that a DIY person could build and supply to hospitals, GP surgeries, etc.) There is evidence that a UV-C light cabinet might serve this purpose. This project seeks to develop such a cabinet using components from a variety of common sources, test its effectiveness for decontaminations against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and then produce instructions for its construction and use. In this way people subsequently using the cabinet can have higher confidence in its effectiveness than they would by just exposing their masks to some form of UV-C light for a period that has not been properly assessed.
The big challenge at present is finding a reputable lab to partner with so we can validate the design as safe. This is something that needs to be addressed as lots of people seem to be buying UV-C lamps for decontaminating their masks (see Amazon) but have no guidance about using them effectively.”
–Dr. Will Stott, PhD, Software Developer at Maximodex and leader of the initiative
A mockup of the UV-C cabinet design made by this team can be found here.
More information about the overall project can be found here.
Time Commitment: Flexible.
How to get involved: After contacting him to volunteer with this project, Dr. Stott asked to reach out to Middlebury students and form a group of those interested in participating. From there, these students will work together to make study designs and contact faculty members at Middlebury and together, this faculty-student group will help to conduct research to optimize the design and use of this UV-C bulb cabinet so that it can be used in the best way to decontaminate FFR masks. If you have any interest in taking part in such an effort, please reach out to me for more information.
Initiatives of the HMS COVID-19 Student Response Team
Project Description: This project was started by a group of medical students at Harvard Medical School who wanted to organize a response to the SARS-coV-2 pandemic. They describe their mission as follows:
“This student-led team first gathered on March 15th to rapidly develop an organizational structure to coordinate and augment the HMS student body response to COVID-19 in collaboration with the HMS administration, leadership, affiliated hospitals, and community partners. Currently, there are four overarching committees that are supported by hundreds of members across the student body. The structure will continue to evolve as the response grows. The Response Team embraces the principles of being adaptive, nimble, and inclusive for all initiatives that will optimize our collective impact as a medical student body.”
–HMS COVID-19 Student Response Team
Time Commitment: This depends on the project in which you get involved but is flexible.
How to get involved: While the Middlebury students who are reading this are (likely) not current medical students, after reaching out to the HMS COVID-19 Student Response Team, I was made aware that anyone who is interested can be involved in this response. To do so, visit https://covidstudentresponse.org and click on the “campaigns” tab. From here, check out the different initiatives that are being pursued. These range from community activism to a PPE initiative. Contact information for the student leaders of each initiative is available on that page, and these leaders can be contacted directly for more information about the projects and how to be involved.
Additional Opportunities to Volunteer
If you are interested in searching for other opportunities to volunteer remotely to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit https://helpwithcovid.com/projects and/or https://airtable.com/shr5QKQBdG2UIw4Ok/tblGh1k80hsOm716Q?backgroundColor=red&viewControls=on&blocks=hide&fbclid=IwAR15kivzNsPsuNCARsJQxmMv139mlN8ccG4ANxtx0vHL3Ut2bER1iL15as4f.
If you have any further questions, please reach out to me at email@example.com.
Entering the job market during times of economic uncertainty can be very daunting. Whether you are not quite sure where to start or are in the middle of your search, we can help arm you with the tools to succeed.
To sign up for the spring Senior Career Action Group click here: https://forms.gle/EepR24w6mtNiJ6GE7
Deadline is Wednesday, April 15
Out of sight does not mean out of mind — we think of you all constantly and hope you are staying healthy, safe, and positive.
I promised you another update on internships after my communication of March 28. While we had hoped to have decisions this week about College-wide policies on summer programs which will have an impact on CCI internship funding, we do not have that information yet. We now anticipate hearing about these new guidelines around April 15. This message will give you CCI’s current “best guess” of what we will be able to offer for internship funding, with more information coming next week.
We know that many of your internships are being cancelled by the employers or that you are on a “wait and see” status. Given the current COVID-19 situation and projections of when we will return to any sense of normalcy, we anticipate that the College may determine that only remote experiences — with some exceptions — be sponsored by the College this summer. Please see below for how this impacts internship funding:
- If CCI can only offer funding for remote unpaid internships this summer, then all applications for funding must include a plan approved by your supervisor for working remotely. (In most cases, expenses would be for lost summer wages.) Contact your supervisor and discuss this provision. Include a description in your funding essay. If remote work is not possible, explain the situation and any alternative plans.
- We anticipate that there may be a few exceptions granted if the internship starts later in the summer, in a geography that has been relatively unaffected, and is not with a vulnerable population. These reviews would follow guidelines put forth by the US State Department and the CDC and final decisions on these opportunities would likely be made in June.
- While funding remains competitive, CCI’s goal is to fund as many students as possible and help create a summer of possibility under such trying circumstances. Therefore, we are broadening our definition of funding-eligible experiences. In addition to remote internships and experiences, we will fund volunteer opportunities, third-party provided virtual internships (e.g. CEA), and will consider other experiential opportunities that help students develop professional skills and advance career exploration. As stated before, we anticipate that all must be done remotely.
- CCI has also relaxed its criteria for length of internships/experiences. Instead of requiring 8 weeks at 30 hours a week for $3000 grants and 4 weeks at 25 hours a week for 1st Year Explore Grants, we will now consider funding experiential opportunities that are of varying length. Funding allocations for approved applications will be pro-rated based on established ranges of total number of hours, with maximum awards of $3000. Students who are partially funded will still be eligible for funding next summer (excluding Feb and May 2021 grads).
- CCI will now offer two deadlines for funding applications: April 13 for students who have confirmed internships, and May 8 for students who need more time to finalize plans.
- Submit an application and make your case for your experience…See applications for funding and directions, forms, and FAQs at go.middlebury.edu/summerfunding.
- If you are still looking for a remote experience, here are a few resources on remote internships to get you started.
- And finally, it is fine for you to NOT participate in an internship this summer. For those who would like other ideas for the summer, see Ideas for an Impactful Summer.
We hope to provide a more definitive set of guidelines for you next week related to CCI’s internship funding. In the meantime, please keep your internship funding applications coming in. Thank you for your patience and please be in touch if we can help or talk through any situations. Remember, CCI advisors are available for Zoom and phone appointments – schedule appointments through Handshake. Feel free to also email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Take good care. CCI is here to support you in any way we can.