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The Center for Social Justice at the University of Oklahoma invites nominations for the award honoring the work of forensic anthropologist, Dr. Clyde Snow. The award recognizes the efforts of those who strive to restore the humanity and dignity of individuals and communities that have suffered human rights violations.
Nominees should have a record of efforts towards supporting survivors of human rights abuses, honoring victims of atrocities, and advocating on behalf of communities in the pursuit of justice. Individuals or groups may nominate themselves, or be nominated by someone else. Nominators should submit a completed application, consisting of the nomination form, a copy of the nominee’s resume (or a chronological summary of accomplishments, if the nominee is a group), and a letter of nomination detailing the nominee’s efforts and accomplishments. Letters of nomination should:
- demonstrate the nominees’ leadership, courage, and compassion in their work advocating for victims of human rights abuses;
- give a clear history of the nominees’ involvement with their causes; and
- explain how the nominees’ efforts give continuity to Dr. Snow’s work.
If the nominee makes the nomination, a letter of recommendation should also be included. Supporting documentation, in the form of media coverage, photos, videos, artwork, and testimonials, is encouraged, but these materials cannot be returned to the nominator. We accept nominations in the following UNESCO languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. The deadline for submission of all materials is February 28, 2018. The award will be conferred at a banquet at the University in Norman, Oklahoma in September 2018.
Additionally, the Center seeks donations to sustain the award and celebrate the work of Dr. Snow. The endowment will be used bi-annually for a monetary award of $5000 and the production of the award sculpture designed by Oklahoma artist Harvey Pratt, as well as travel expenses, room and board for the awardee, and the costs of the award banquet.
All information about the award, including the nomination form and guidelines for nominations, can be found at this website. Questions may be directed to the Center for Social Justice at [email protected] or call (405) 325-5787.
Established in 2009, the Center for Social Justice is an initiative of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, based in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma. The Center works to promote gender justice, equality, tolerance, and human rights through local and global engagement.
SQCC Program Department Intern
Interns will provide crucial assistance to SQCC’s conferences, events, and outreach activities, and will provide administrative support to SQCC staff. This internship offers a unique opportunity to participate in the organization’s core outreach mission.
• Assist in efforts to promote Omani culture through assisting with the design and implementation of public events, teacher workshops, and other outreach activities
• Photograph SQCC events for website and social media
• Maintain SQCC mailing list
- Research and writing
• Conduct research and write entries for the Indian Ocean in World History website (www.indianoceanhistory.org), a K-12 teacher resource
- Website and social media
• Write content for website and contribute to social media accounts
• Work to maximize SQCC’s reach online, through increased website traffic and social media reach
• Help design flyers, booklets, and invitations
- Administrative Tasks
• Maintain students’ enrollment and attendance tracking
• Accurate data input into our Student Information System (SIS)
• Process and update all student academic records with integrity, accuracy, and timeliness
• Assist with the Arabic language program events and activities
- Required skills
• Applicants should have strong research, writing, and interpersonal skills, as well as familiarity with the Arab World
• Prior experience in research, event planning, communications, and/or office management is preferred
• Basic photography skills
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is essential
- Desired skills
• Familiarity with Oman
• Photoshop skills preferred
• Arabic language ability
• General graphic design skills preferred
• The internship is based in Washington, DC
• Interns will receive a stipend
• Please note that candidates must be authorized to work in the United States
• Applicants must be fluent English speakers
• Undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates are eligible
• Candidates with full-time availability are preferred, though part-time schedules will be considered
• SQCC is not responsible for arranging accommodations or facilitating visa applications for applicants
• SQCC will contact only those candidates who are extended an interview
Applications are accepted and reviewed on an on-going basis. Final deadline to apply for the Summer Internship is 1 March.
Please send the following to [email protected] with a subject line “Internship Application—Full Name.”
• Cover letter, including availability
• List of three references
• Brief writing sample (no more than four pages, an excerpt is fine)
Please direct any questions about the SQCC internship to [email protected]
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) Internship
The Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) Undergraduate Summer Internship provides an opportunity for three talented undergraduates to conduct research, to explore career possibilities in archives and special collections, and to learn about advanced training in Native American and Indigenous Studies and related fields. This eight-week paid internship program at the American Philosophical Society Library in Philadelphia will offer a hands-on research experience and will include mentorship and networking opportunities. The APS Library has rich and varied collections related to over 440 different Indigenous cultures throughout the Americas. Working with mentors, interns will develop their own archives-based projects or pursue research projects identified by the Indigenous communities with which the Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR) interacts and collaborates.
The 2018 NASI Summer Internship will take place from June 17 to August 11, 2018. During this time students will work at the APS Library and will also have the opportunity to travel to Native communities to share their work. NASI Summer Interns will join a vibrant intellectual community at the APS that includes other scholars working with Native American and Indigenous materials as well as undergraduate summer interns and library fellows from different scholarly fields.
Interns will receive a stipend ranging between $3,000 and $3,500 (depending on housing costs). Several college campuses in Philadelphia offer summer housing for interns; the APS will work with NASI interns to identify housing and will help facilitate payment. Additionally, the internship includes a travel allowance.
The Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) is funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. NASI supports research in the field of Native American and Indigenous Studies and related fields by undergraduates, Native American scholars, Tribal College faculty members, and researchers who work closely with archives and Native communities.
The Center for Native American and Indigenous Research at the American Philosophical Society Library focuses on helping Indigenous communities and scholars to discover and utilize the APS collections in innovative ways. For more information, please visit https://www.amphilsoc.org/library/CNAIR
Undergraduates currently enrolled at institutions of higher education should submit the following materials via Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/48129) by Friday, March 2, 2018:
- a resume or curriculum vitae
- two letters of reference
- a single document containing three short essays addressing each of the following (25o words each):
- summary of academic background
- a statement of interest in the internship
- a statement of involvement with a Native American community or Native American and Indigenous issues