IC3 Academy Meaningful Summer Program

IC3 Academy Meaningful Summer Program
Meaningful Summer is run through the IC3 Academy, a program to introduce participants to ideas, opportunities and resources to foster personal growth, community development
and ultimately global change. The Meaningful Summer Program is specifically targeted to
undergraduate students looking for opportunities to expand their skillset, gain international
work experience and make a meaningful contribution to the world. The IC3 Academy is looking
for individuals with exceptional leadership qualities from diverse backgrounds.
Prior to internship placement, participants are expected to attend a 7-day intensive course in San Jose, Costa Rica. The week is carefully designed to encourage participants to address their “why”: what are they hoping to gain from the experience and for what purpose? Facilitators are experts in the fields of international development, social entrepreneurship and non-profit management.
After workshops that address personal growth (values, vision, the power of personal narrative),
participants begin to address their professional and educational goals with topics including:
– fundraising
– vehicles of social change
– grant/proposal writing
– logic models and theories of change
– social media for social innovation
By the end of the week, participants will have a clear outline of their expectations for the
summer, as well as a deeper understanding of professional opportunities in the fields of social
entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship and international business and development.
Internships are varied and with the exception of one location, involve grassroot organizations
in low income countries. Opportunities and structure vary but all locations require a full-time
commitment for a minimum of 2 months. Locations include:
– Phillippines: Media and marketing internship
– Guatemala, Peru and Costa Rica: opportunities in special education, education,
microbusiness and tourism
– Uganda: microbusiness, community development and education
– Nepal: community development, journalism/marketing and education
– New Zealand: non-profit management, fundraising and event planning and grant
distribution
For further questions or inquiries on how to apply for the IC3 Meaningful Summer Program,
please contact Caitie Goddard at caitie@ic3academy.org

International Career Pathways

International Internships for Undergraduates
​*TONIGHT*​ September 1​8​ | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Ross School of Business, Blau Auditorium​

This presentation will feature a panel of U-M faculty and staff who administer global internship programs, as well as undergraduate students who have participated in a wide range of internships abroad. ​ Learn about these U-M programs:

​LSA International Internship Program​
Michigan International Internship & Service Program (MIISP)
Cultural Vistas (internships in Germany and Spanish-speaking countries)
Ross Global Internships

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Information Session: Michigan International Internship & Service Program (MIISP)
Friday, September ​19​ | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Michigan Union, Wolverine Room

Are you thinking of doing an internship or volunteering abroad next summer?

Would you like to go through this process of finding and preparing for the opportunity with a small group of fellow U-M students?

If so, consider applying for the Michigan International Internship and Service Program (MIISP)

This program of the International Center will help you in several ways:

–Consider your goals in going abroad
–Provide assistance in finding a program
–Provide assistance in finding funding
–Give preparatory workshops in Fall and Winter terms
–Share experiences while abroad over the summer
–Advise other students when you return next year
–Create an M-Portfolio highlighting your time abroad

To be eligible, you should be an undergraduate who will be returning to campus after the overseas experience.

For further information about MIISP, please see our website.

Questions? Email MIISP-Admins@umich.edu. ​​Can’t make the info session? View video of ​a previous​ info session here.

The application is currently available on M-Compass.
Application deadline: September ​28​th.

Young Writers Award 2015

Registration for the Young Writers Award 2015 is now open. Please see below for instructions on how to apply. For further information or questions about the Young Writers Award, please submit an email to ytn@gmfus.org.

http://brussels.gmfus.org/brussels-forum-young-writers-award-call-for-applications/

2014 UMICH International Institute Photo Contest

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The University of Michigan International Institute (II) photo contest is open to all students affiliated with the institute and its 17 centers and programs through a degree program, coursework, or fellowship/grant. Photos must be taken in conjunction with research, study, or an internship completed abroad between August 2013–August 2014. For more information: iimichigan@umich.edu. 

Categories
Three categories of photos may be submitted: Student WorkTheme, and Go Blue!

  • Go Blue! : Send us a photo of you, or someone else, showing U-M pride abroad (clothing, banner, logo, etc.).
  • The World is Your Classroom : Photos that apply to any facet of your research, work, or study abroad (either inside or outside the classroom). 
  • Theme : “Not Just a Tourist” : Photos submitted should illustrate what you stumble upon when embracing your experience abroad and immersing yourself in the culture. Capture the memorable moments, people, and events that you won’t soon forget.

Awards

Go Blue!: $200 and the winning photo will be featured on the II website

The World is Your Classroom: First Prize – $300; Second Prize – $200; Third Prize – $100

Theme (Not Just a Tourist): First Prize – $300; Second Prize – $200; Third Prize – $100

Judging Criteria
Photos will be judged on subject matter, composition, technical quality, creativity, and originality by a select panel of U-M staff and faculty members.

 Go to Link to learn more and to access the submission form: http://www.ii.umich.edu/ii/resources/forstudents/photocontest