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Student Essay Contest:

The Executive Board of the Association of Caribbean Women Writers & Scholars is pleased to announce the 2nd annual ACWWS Graduate Student Essay Contest. In the spirit of the new interdisciplinary focus of the organization, we welcome critical examinations of Caribbean women's literature and orature, but also encourage multidisciplinary research papers by or about women, gender, and sexuality in the circum-Caribbean and global Caribbean communities.  Submissions—one essay per graduate student—can be made to the ACWWS email account: acwwsexecutive@gmail.com. Please attach as a Word document or PDF.

First Prize: $250, Maximum length: 25 pages double-spaced. Essays must be written in/translated into English. Deadline: Friday, May 17, 2019 at 5:00 PM EST.

Volunteer Opportunities: 

Lawrence Fruit Tree Project, Plant the Block Orchard Planting. Saturday 4/6 & 4/13 12-4. Burroughs Creek Park 900 E 15th Lawrence. This community orchard is part of the Prairie Block Project. They need volunteers on the 6th for help prepping the ground. And then on the 13th they will need help with planting jujubes, persimmons, apples, peaches, pears and more! If you plan to attend, or have questions, contact Skyler Adamson, lawrencefruittreeproject@gmail.com
The Kansas Riverbank Volunteer Project, “Protecting the Watershed of Douglas County through History, Education and Action”. Has some volunteer work days coming up.

  • April 11, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • April 20, 2019 - Special Earth Day Service Day! 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
  • May 11, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • May 14, 2019 - 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

They are working on restoring the forest that protects our river. Each work day will include a short presentation from an ecologist describing the river bank ecosystem and how the work will protect it and our river. Sign Up Here
And for more info contact riverbank@kansasriver.org

Student Jobs:

  • From Peace Corps KU Representative

Make your application stand out from the rest. Peace Corps recruiters will show you how to browse Volunteer openings, assist you in finding the right program, explain steps you can take to improve your chances, help you strengthen your application, and provide valuable tips to guide you through the application process. Visit Summerfield Hall on April 11 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM. For more information, contact Lonnie Hughes at peacecorps@ku.edu or call 785-864-7679. There will be pizza!

  • From Smithsonian Latino Center - Latino Museum Studies Program Summer 2019

Program Dates: July 13 - August 17, 2019; Deadline: April 14, 2019

The Latino Museum Studies Program (LMSP) provides a national forum for graduate students to share, explore and discuss the representation and interpretation of Latino cultures in the context of the American experience. It provides a unique opportunity to meet and engage with Smithsonian professionals, scholars from renowned universities, and with leaders in the museum field.

Who Should Apply

If you are a graduate student enrolled or engaged in the fields of Latino art, culture, and history, we encourage you to apply! These include but are not limited to art history, visual arts, digital arts, cultural anthropology, arts management, performing arts, and related studies. For general information, please send an email to LMSPInfo@si.edu. If you are visiting this page following the dates referenced below, the dates for the next program have not been confirmed. Please visit Smithsonian Latino Center to apply.

  • From KU Environmental Studies, Deadline: April 21, 2019

Environmental Studies is looking for GTAs for Summer and Fall 2019. All graduate students who meet the University eligibility requirements are eligible to apply. GTAs appointed at 0.50 FTE will receive a 100% tuition waiver as well as campus fees for three credit hours. Please visit KU HR page for more information and a link to the application.

  • From KU Journal of the International Society for Cultural History, Deadline: April 30, 2019

This position works with the Editor-in-Chief to evaluate submitted manuscripts for suitability, identify external readers capable of accessing manuscripts, and deliberate on the rejection of manuscripts. This position also works with the review editors to identify the most suitable scholars to review books received from publishers, ensure that reviews are produced in a timely manner, and correct review texts. Communications skills are important as this position will respond to general inquiries, receive submissions, and communicate with authors and general editors. Please visit KU HR page for information and application.

  • From Institute of Reading Development - Summer 2019

Teach Reading Classes to Students of All Ages
(Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2019)

The Institute of Reading Development offers summer reading skills programs in partnership with the continuing education departments of more than 100 colleges and universities nationwide. Each year we hire hard-working, encouraging people with a passion for reading to teach our summer programs.

As an Institute teacher you will:

  • Earn more than $6,000 in one summer. Our full-time teachers typically earn $500-$700 per week.
  • Improve your teaching skills and confidence during our comprehensive, paid training program.
  • Gain over 400 hours of classroom teaching experience with a variety of age groups from 4-year-olds to adults.
  • Help your students become successful readers with a love of great books.

We are seeking applicants from any academic discipline. All applicants must have an undergraduate degree or higher in their field before the start of our teaching season.

Successful Institute teachers:

  • Have strong reading skills and read for pleasure
  • Are responsible and hard-working, with good communication and organizational skills
  • Will be patient and supportive with students

Sound like you? Learn more about teaching for us and apply today: Summer Teaching Jobs

  • From El Gobierno de España, Government of Spain 

Cultural Ambassadors: North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain 2019-2020 Application period: Jan 10, 2019 through April 10, 2019

What is the program about? The English Language and Culture Assistants provides university students and graduates, native speakers of English, with the opportunity to work in Spain supporting English teachers.

How long? Assistants will spend a full academic year in Spain, October 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020 (Madrid: October 1 through June 30). They work for 12-16 hours a week.

How much? They receive full medical insurance and a monthly stipend of €700-€1,000 (tax-free) to cover for accommodation and food expenses.

The whole application process is on line. Please review the documentation below. Assignments will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once your application has the status of admitida, no further action will be required from you. Please check your email regularly (including spam folder) for assignment notifications.

Important notice for applicants who hold a US and a European Union passport or a Canadian and a European Union passport simultaneously. Please note that prior to arriving in Spain you must obtain a police background check and have it accompanied by a The Hague Apostille (US citizens) or a legalization (Canadian citizens). Please visit the Government of Spain website.


Fulbright Scholarship Program

McNair Scholarship Program 

Library Research:

KU Library - Spanish, Portuguese, Latin America, and Caribbean Collection

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