Monday, April 23, 2012

NAP Weekly Announcements - Spring 2012 - Week 5

Weekly Events:



Dawson Her Many Horses will be here this weekend!

This Saturday at 1 pm on Radcliffe Lawn in Cambridge, MA: 17th Annual Harvard Powwow
Contact Christina Goodson about a ride if you would like to attend! There may be a waiting list!


Summer Work That Matters
The mission of the White Earth Land Recovery Project is to facilitate recovery of the original land base of the White Earth Indian Reservation, while preserving and restoring traditional practices of sound land stewardship, language fluency, community development, and strengthening our spiritual and cultural heritage… the Americorps Vista job would be helping the work of the White Earth Land Recovery Project.

10 open positions:
  • 5 positions for Food Security Work; work with Anishinaabe agriculture techniques, hands- on, in the garden and out on the farm
  • 3 positions working on Alternative Energy Projects; learn how to install solar pv panels, solar thermal units, and receive training on wind turbine technology
  • 2 positions working with Niijii Radio, the voice of the White Earth Reservation-you will contribute to the production of substantive journalism and deliver critical information to the community



Geisel Medical School Early Assurance Prog.
Starting this fall, Geisel will offer an early assurance program to Dartmouth juniors.  An info session will be offered later in this term, but here are the highlights: Dartmouth juniors can apply for admission to Geisel in the fall of their junior year. Selected candidates will be interviewed through early January and admissions decisions made by the end of January. While the exact form of the application is being worked out, letters of recommendation will be necessary, as well as completion of certain course requirements. Geisel will add up to five Dartmouth College students annually from this program—students who have the potential to add to Geisel in meaningful ways and who have the character, dedication, academic skills, broad education, experiences, potential to work with patients from a variety of  backgrounds, and characteristics to become outstanding physicians. The MCAT exam will not be required. Offer of acceptance will be contingent on continued academic performance and satisfactory completion of course requirements. Students in the program are free to decide to apply to other schools, but must withdraw from the early assurance program if they do.

Spend a Week at Harvard Business School!
Apply for Harvard Business School's Summer Venture in Management Program
Application Deadline: May 16, 2012

The Harvard Business School (HBS) Summer Venture in Management Program (SVMP) is a one week management training program for rising college seniors designed to increase diversity and opportunity in business education. This thirty-year HBS tradition demonstrates the many rewards of an MBA degree to students who may not otherwise have considered this path. Participants spend a week on campus living the MBA student experience – attending classes, analyzing case studies, and debating management issues with peers and faculty.

This unique educational experience, in combination with a summer internship at a sponsoring company or organization, gives participants a broader understanding of the challenges business leaders face, the
innumerable opportunities that exist in management, and the impact they can have on their community and the world through leadership.

Participants will be selected based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, and personal characteristics. Consistent with the objective of promoting educational diversity and opportunity in
business leadership, additional criteria to be considered among others, are whether the applicant is:
  • The first family member to attend college
  • A member of a group that is currently underrepresented in business schools and corporate America (e.g. African-American, Latino, Native American, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender)
  • From a family with little business education or experience; and/or
  • From a school whose graduates do not typically attend a top-tier university (e.g., attends a rural or predominantly minority college, or has attended a community college as part of a four-year degree).

The SVMP Application will be available online in February 2012. The deadline is May 16, 2012. To apply and for more information about this program, please visit the SVMP website:

Email Ashtane Jordan ( with any questions!

Christianson Grant
(min. 6 months) Administered by InterExchange Foundation, this grant is awarded to individuals who have arranged their own work abroad programs. Awarded three times a year. Grant award amounts range from $2,500 to $10,000.
DEADLINES: July 15, or October 15.

Sauve Scholars (international young leaders) Program
(9 months) Spend time in Montreal with 13 other young leaders who want to effect change - with access to McGill’s academic resources. Focus is an intellectual experience and cultural exchange related to international and domestic issues – a period of reflection, study, travel and community engagement, along with participation in conferences, seminars, cultural and sports events. Scholars also pursue a project in arts, advocacy, business, communications, government or research. This is coupled with a private program with eminent journalists, political figures and leaders in business, academia and the arts.
Requires nomination!    DEADLINE:  NOVEMBER

Community HealthCorps
Members perform a variety of activities associated with health services and programs for patients and communities, often by functioning as community health workers.

School for Field Studies - Student Affairs Managers and Internships
Committed to environmental stewardship, SFS creates transformative study abroad experiences through field-based learning and research. Its educational programs explore the human and ecological dimensions of the complex environmental problems faced by local partners. The Student Affairs Manager (SAM) (Costa Rica-12 mos. & Panama 4 mos.) focuses on student orientation and support, community building, safety and risk management and community outreach.

New America Foundation – Research Associate
For applicants interested in public policy research, journalism, or related areas. Research Associates will support the work of New America’s Fellows and Policy Programs. (6 months)

The National Gay & Lesbian Task Force: Policy Institute LGBT Fellows Program
Fellows’ projects serve to advance the primary goals of supporting grassroots leaders and creating new movement conversations and perspectives that lead to innovative strategies.

NYC Service Fellowship
(1 year) Offers a unique opportunity to obtain practical City government experience in the areas of volunteerism and community service at the City level. The centerpiece of this year-long fellowship, offered to recent college graduates, is a work experience at NYC Service — Mayor Michael R Bloomberg’s comprehensive program to engage more New Yorkers in volunteer service and target those volunteers towards the City’s greatest areas of need.

The Government Accountability Project (GAP)
(12 months) GAP promotes corporate and government accountability by protecting whistleblowers, advancing occupational free speech, and empowering citizen activists. Current areas of emphasis include: Corporate & Financial Accountability, Environment, Food Integrity, Homeland Security & Human Rights, International Reform (focusing on oversight of the United Nations, World Bank and other multilateral development banks), Legislative Programs (advocating for stronger whistleblower protections), Public Health  
Contact person -
Deadline: MAY 

The Juilliard School Professional Intern Program
Program in technical theater and arts administration. It is a practical “hands-on” experience working directly with technicians and administrators in their respective fields. Technical Theater internships are offered in Costumes, Electrics, Props, Scene Painting, Stage Management, and Wigs and Makeup. Administrative internships are offered in the Drama Division, Orchestra Management,  Special Projects, Vocal Arts and Juilliard in Aiken.
Deadline: MAY 1, though should apply earlier. 

CIEE Teacher Program (China, Vietnam)
(10-12 months) 
Deadline: MAY 1 for August departure for China; MAY 15 for Vietnam