The BLUM Cross-Border Initiative (Deadline: May 12th, 2014)
The BLUM Cross-Border Initiative is a new undergraduate program, housed in the UCSD Center on Global Justice, focused on interdisciplinary, undergraduate, community-engaged research and training on regional poverty.
In collaboration with:
The Global Health minor
The Human Rights minor
The Sixth College Practicum
We are pleased to announce the first BLUM Summer Field Internship and stipend. In this pilot session BLUM will collaborate with four undergraduate practica across the campus, with the goal of expanding to include other practica in future sessions. In Summer 2014, students from the Global Health minor, Global TIES, the Human Rights minor and the Sixth College Practicum are eligible to apply for a two month internship in July and August, in the San Diego - Tijuana border region, examining issues of health, illness and wellbeing; environmental and urban challenges; engineering and technical problem solving; human rights and social justice; and the role of arts and culture in underserved communities.
Interns will conduct fieldwork in multi-disciplnary teams to appreciate the complexity and interconnection in real world community engagement regarding issues of social justice, and the necessity of learning to communicate and collaborate across knowledges. Teams will rotate between two community-based organizations - Casa Familiar in San Ysidro, California and Alter Terra in the Los Laureles canyon in Tijuana, Mexico. In the Fall quarter, 2014, interns will participate in a bi-weekly BLUM Workshop, to explore a shared set of readings on the ethics, theories and practices of intervention, and to communicate what has been learned.
Two students per program will be selected for the internship, based on responses to the application available at the link below. Participating students will receive a stipend of $1500 per month from the UCSD / BLUM Initiative for the two months of summer participation. Participation will fulfill the field experience or practica requirement for each program represented, and enrollment in the fall quarter workshop will in some cases count as elective credit (please check with your program coordinator). Successful applicants wishing to register for summer course credit will have the ability to do so. Applications are due by Monday, May 12th and applicants will be notified by May 20th.
Application available online here.
For inquiries, contact Carol Hudson: email@example.com
Global TIES is looking for Outstanding Students and Faculty! (Deadline: May 9th, 2014)
Global TIES is currently seeking outstanding student leaders for its 2014-15 undergraduate advisor staff! As an undergraduate advisor in the Global TIES program, you have the opportunity to work closely with teams and individual students, hone your technical, leadership. communication, and mentorig skills, and be part of a dynamic and fun staff.
Undergraduate advisors are expected to work an average of 5-10 hours per week (depending on team assignment) for a rate of $15.36 per hour. Applications can be submitted here:
Undergraduate Advisor Applications
Priority will be given to applications received by midnight, May 9th.
Global TIES is also looking for faculty to serve as project advisors. If you would like to nominate a faculty member, please send a brief email with his/her name and contact info and 1-2 sentences about why you think he/she would make a good advisor, to Mandy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attention: Sixth College Global TIES Students! (Deadline: May 9th, 2014)
Did you have an outstanding Practicum experience? Want to win an award for your work?
The Practicum Excellence Award is an opportunity to honor students from Sixth College who have participated in a practicum project that engaged and contributed to an academic, professional, or community group in a significant way.
In order to apply students must submit:
· A 1,000 word essay describing your practicum; the contribution you have made and how your practicum is connected to your personal/professional goals
· A letter of support from a UCSD faculty member
· Sample work (optional - i.e. photos, portfolios, presentations, final design products, etc.)
Winners will receive:
· Special Sixth College recognition at Commencement
· Invitation to a Provost's reception and a certificate
· $75 Triton Cash award
Students should submit their materials to email@example.com by Friday, May 9th, 2014.
One Village Philippines project featured in thisweek@ucsandiego!
The Global TIES One Village Philippines project is focused on community development in partnership with client Gawad Kalinga. The team is currently designing three prototypes that address needs of alternative energy generation, typhoon-resistant housing, and access to potable water. Read the article and learn more about our incredible students HERE