STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES

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STUDENT ADVANCEMENT NETWORK

UI students who join the Student Advancement Network can help plan and carry out campus-wide events and initiatives, such as Nearly Naked Mile, Senior Week, and Phil’s Day. They can serve as selected representatives of the student body to network with UI alumni and donors. Student Advancement Network members also can educate their peers about the importance of philanthropy and engagement, their different forms, and how they enhance their UI experience.

Applications are typically available in February. Join us!

For more information, contact Courtney Blind at courtney.blind@foriowa.org.

PHIL STUDENT SUCCESS GRANTS

These monetary awards provide funding to undergraduate and graduate students for a variety of activities outside the classroom, including research, travel, and service projects. Past grants have been awarded to help an engineering student build a footbridge in Nicaragua, an art student explore the human emotional experience of climate change in Iceland, and a biochemistry student work with an internationally prominent cancer researcher in California. Applications are accepted at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters. Learn more.

VOYAGERS STUDENT VOLUNTEER SERVICE TRAVEL

Join a team of caring people on a two-week summer service trip in Romania, Ecuador, or Cuba to improve the lives of disadvantaged children. Nurture babies and toddlers in daycare settings, help children practice conversational English skills, and assist with community projects that benefit youth. UI student scholarships are available. Applications are due by Feb. 2, 2018. Learn more.

YEAR-LONG LEARNING OPPORTUNITY: WILLIAMS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

In this one-year, full-time paid position with benefits, the Williams Fellow will get to “test drive” a career in philanthropy and alumni engagement by working at the UI Center for Advancement. The fellow also will develop a full understanding of the UI Center for Advancement by rotating through its various departments.

By spending time with a variety of teams, including alumni engagement, annual giving, and alumni and donor relations, the fellow will gain a deep understanding of the collaborative nature of the UI Center for Advancement. The fellow also will work closely with student engagement staff to coordinate student group efforts and campus events.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree and be a recent graduate of the University of Iowa (within the last two years). Those on track to graduate in May are also eligible. Individuals should demonstrate an interest in nonprofit or alumni relations work and/or fundraising through classes or volunteer opportunities on the UI campus or in the greater community. Applications are typically accepted in December and January. Apply here.

SUMMER LEARNING OPPORTUNITY: SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Through our internship program, UI students will learn about all areas of the UI Center for Advancement, take on specific projects, interact with staff and donors, and complete a capstone project. This 11-week, full-time experience consists of two tracks: major gift fundraising/development and advancement services (e.g., donor and alumni relations, finance, prospect management, talent management, etc.). Applications are accepted at the beginning of the spring semester. Learn more.

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