Funded by the generosity of the MSUFCU and individual donors, the MSUFCU Internship Opportunity Award provides stipend awards of up to $1,000 each to help cover out-of-pocket expenses related to an unpaid internship. The number of awards will be based on available program funds and demonstrated student interest and need. Contingent awards are available for students who have not accepted an internship offer by the application deadline, but internships must be secured (confirmed) within 10 days of the deadline. (Many awards will be for less than the maximum $1,000 award.) Awards are available for U.S. based internships only (remote internships and micro-internships are eligible for consideration).
Spring 2021 program applications:
Application submissions begin on Wednesday, November 18 after 8:00am
Application deadline is Tuesday, January 19 at 11:59pm
Recipients will be selected based on the following criteria:
- Undergraduate MSU student in good standing;
- Demonstrated financial need (as determined by the MSU Office of Financial Aid and the student essay);
- Internships can be on-site, virtual (remote), or a combination of on-site/virtual (“Stay safe, Spartans!”);
- Program is not open to students who are: interning with an MSU department; interning internationally; past Award recipients; or in a graduate level program;
- Log in to D2L system at D2L.msu.edu and click on “Self Registration” and then select class option “MSUFCU Intern Award”
- Complete and submit the application survey form
- Upload your current resume
- Upload your personal essay
- One page (about 500 words) describing your academic and career goals and how this internship fits into your strategy for achieving your goals. You are encouraged to demonstrate your passion for your internship opportunity, share what you will be doing and learning, as well as make your case for any financial considerations (e.g., out-of-pocket expenses) that are affecting your ability to pursue your internship. If you have not yet secured an internship, describe the #1 priority internship you are pursuing.
- Note: You should receive a confirmation email after completing each of the above actions
Questions regarding the application process, please contact: Bill Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org
In recognition of the virtual environment, the Multicultural Business Programs will be reinventing The Black History Month Multicultural Heroes Case Competition as a video competition for the 2021 Competition.
Each team will have 10 minutes to present their multicultural hero’s story and contribution to social justice in video format. At least 8 minutes of the video must be original content that the student team created and should involve the students presenting information. A team must have three MSU undergraduate students, registered for spring semester 2021. The winning team will receive a $3,000 total prize. Team applications are due on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 4 PM. This will give each team one month to prepare for the Case Competition.
Teams must send one representative to an orientation meeting on Friday, January 15, 2021 at 3 PM on Zoom. A draft video must be submitted to the committee no later than Wednesday, February 10, 2021. Students will receive feedback from the competition committee.
The final round of the Case Competition is Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 6:00PM
The East Lansing Arts Commission is currently accepting a second round of applications for its fiscal year 2021 (FY21) Cultural Arts Grant program.
The Cultural Art Grant program supports public art projects that promote personal expression as well as public involvement. Emphasis is also placed on the promotion of cultural appreciation of the Black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersexual and Asexual (LGBTQIA+) communities.
“Commissioners are looking for applications that address each of their criteria points,” East Lansing Arts Festival and Arts Initiative Coordinator Heather Majano said in an email statement. “It must take place in East Lansing, primarily benefit East Lansing residents, have artistic merit and encourage artistic awareness, public participation and/or cultural arts appreciation.”
The commission has up to $17,500 to allocate for the 2021 grant, with roughly half already being allocated in round one. There is currently $8,697 available for round two of the grants.
“Applications with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion will be looked upon favorably as well as those applications that only request 15% of their budget,” Majano said.
FY21 grant-funded projects and events must take place between Nov. 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021.
Past winners include Community Darkroom 517, which is a public space for collaborative photo development, and “Vivek Vellanki — Passport Photo Project,” a photo project that allowed local immigrants to artistically change their passport photo in any way they liked using art supplies.
The application for the grant can be found at www.cityofeastlansing.com/CulturalArtsGrant. Applications must be submitted by Feb. 21, 2021, to be considered.
Share your research or creative scholarship with the university community April 15 – 19, 2021 at the University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF)!
Registration https://urca.msu.edu/uuraf/reg for UURAF will open on January 13 and close on February 11, 2021.
Current MSU students and December 2020 graduates from all academic disciplines are eligible to present at UURAF 2021. Students may select poster, oral, or performance presentation types. All stages of research and creative scholarship are welcomed—from preliminary to capstone projects and everywhere in between! Research and creative activity conducted during courses, internship/REU, Education Abroad, or community-based participatory research are also accepted. Research is a process. Share where you are in that process when you present at UURAF.
Leadership Academy Professional Development Series
Employers are looking to hire people with tangible and transferable leadership experience. The Leadership Academy professional development series will help you understand and develop who you are as a leader, show you different leadership perspectives, and give you exposure to leadership in practice. These regular workshops help participants engage with advanced leadership concepts through discussions with leaders on and off campus
Motivating and Inspiring Others (and ourselves): Failure and Resilience
Thursday, February 4, 2021 – 6:00pm to 7:00pm
The purpose of the panel event is to educate and inform MSU students, faculty, staff and community about the US voting process, with a specific focus on the experiences of the poll workers in this year’s presidential election.
Jocelyn Benson, Michigan Secretary of State
Jennifer Shuster, East Lansing City Clerk
Daniel Bergen, Faculty Expert
Laurie Van Egeren, Interim Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement
Deandrea White, Student, Poll Worker, MSU Community Engagement Scholar, and Campus Vote Project Democracy Fellow
Tara Webster, Student and Poll Worker
Mieka Smart, DrPH, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Langston Smith, Student and MSUvote Intern
Learn more and register here: https://www.msuvote.msu.edu/events/poll-and-election-workers
Students will need to have the following information prepared in order to register for the forum:
- Coordinating Presenter (designated student who will be responsible for program) — Name and MSU NetID
- Additional Presenters (if applicable) — Name and MSU NetID. Please add only undergraduate student co-presenters. We highly encourage groups to limit their size to 4 or fewer student presenters.
- Mentor(s) (faculty, staff, and/or graduate student) — Name and MSU NetID. Please contact us for assistance if your mentor is not from MSU.
- Presentation Information — Title of presentation, type (i.e., oral, poster, or performance), category, abstract, and any special requests (accommodation requests, etc.).
Please note: Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training certificate is NOT required at the time of registration. All student presenters should complete the training by April 5, 2021.
- View our step-by-step registration guide for UURAF 2021
- Presentation title — Titles provide a succinct introduction to your research. Select a title that helps the audience obtain a general idea of your presentation topic. Avoid technical words or jargon. Do not use special characters (e.g. Greek letters) or course number (e.g., UGS 200H) in the title.
- Abstract — Abstracts are limited to 250 words in length, in a single paragraph with no headings or citations. Do not list your project title or co-authors in the abstract body. There is a separate field for presenters. Other contributors, such as your research mentor, should be noted in your PowerPoint deck (if doing an oral presentation) or after the title on your poster. We encourage all students to review their abstracts with their research mentors to make sure that copyright or intellectual property (IP) issues are not a factor.
- Category — Review the categories and their respective descriptions. Consult your research mentor if you’re unsure of which category to select. Categories that have less then 5 entries will be moved to a related category.
- Off Campus Research — Students who have conducted research off campus can also participate in UURAF. Please contact us for assistance if your mentor is not from MSU.
- Performance Presentation Type — We use a very broad definition of performance. In addition to the traditional sense of musical and theatrical performance, we also include virtual art exhibitions, demonstrations, documentary films, multi-media presentations, and other similar products.
Learn more and register here: https://urca.msu.edu/uuraf/reg
Make research an integral part of your MSU experience! Come learn about the opportunities available for involvement in research and creative activities at Michigan State. You can expect a short presentation, discussion, and Q & A facilitated by current undergraduate researchers.
Register in advance for this meeting here:
Leadership Academy Professional Development Series
Employers are looking to hire people with tangible and transferable leadership experience. The Leadership Academy professional development series will help you understand and develop who you are as a leader, show you different leadership perspectives, and give you exposure to leadership in practice. These regular workshops help participants engage with advanced leadership concepts through discussions with leaders on and off campus.
Introduction to Leadership Theory
Thursday, January 14, 2021 – 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Facilitated by Dr. Meg Moore, Director of Grad Health and Wellness and the Leadership Institute Team
D2L is one of the main technologies used at MSU to deliver online and remote classes. Come learn the basics of how to use D2L as a student and what you need to do in order to make sure you are prepared for the semester. IT Staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.