Weekly Roundup - March 23

Don't miss out on any of the programs and events offered by the Center for Leadership & Social Change, and find out about volunteer and related opportunities on campus and around the community.

Upcoming Center Programs




Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Shirin Ebadi will speak at Florida State University about her efforts to improve peace and human rights in the Middle East and around the world.

Ebadi's visit to campus is part of her work with PeaceJam, an international education program built around Nobel Peace Prize laureates who work personally with youth to pass on the spirit, skills and wisdom they embody. The goal of PeaceJam is to inspire a new generation of leaders who will transform themselves, their local communities and the world. The Center for Leadership & Social Change serves as the headquarters for PeaceJam’s Southeast affiliate.

Ebadi will give a public talk on Friday, March 24 before spending the weekend with students from across the region for PeaceJam Southeast’s annual conference. Ebadi’s Friday evening talk begins at 6 p.m. at the Augustus B. Turnbull Conference Center and will be followed by a reception and book signing. This event is free and open to the public.


Participate in Leadership LOGIC

Leadership LOGIC.pngLeadership Learning in the Outdoors for Group and Individual Change, better known as Leadership LOGIC, is a two-day overnight leadership development program at no cost to students. Specifically, LOGIC caters to FSU students who have not participated in a leadership development program before. It is a great way to explore leadership knowledge and skills through individual, small group and large group interactions.

In partnership with Campus Recreation, the overnight program is held at the Rez and makes use of the FSU Challenge Course. Students stay overnight in the cabins on site, all of which are equipped with air conditioning and multiple bathrooms.

LOGIC spring program dates:
Friday, March 31 – Saturday, April 1

Students should submit an intent to participate by Mar. 24 at 5 p.m. for priority consideration for the LOGIC session.



Become and outreach facilitator

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The Community Outreach Program gives students the opportunity to get involved in community service on a regular basis, with projects to choose from almost daily. Projects are student-led and are offered at a variety of nonprofit agencies.  Students can sign up for projects as early as one week in advance and up to the day of the project.

The center seeks students interested in facilitating these weekly trips for the summer and fall semesters. Community Outreach facilitators organize, lead and provide transportation for a trip each week. The program requires a standing weekly commitment for the duration of the semester.

Apply by March 29 at 11:59 p.m.





Enjoy coordinating and participating in an immersive service experience during spring break next academic year. Students are invited to apply for Alternative Breaks Student Coordinator by Apr. 6 at 11:50 p.m. Coordinators will plan and organize the week's service experience, co-lead student peers, and partner with communities in order to facilitate sustainable change.



With Words: Join the Conversation



With Words is a museum-style exhibit through the Center for Leadership & Social Change that aims to educate members of The Florida State University and Tallahassee community while connecting them to resources that deal directly with domestic and global social justice issues. Using quality research and multi-sensory experiences, we seek to inspire compassion for these issues so participants can engage in meaningful conversations to create change. This year, the exhibit will be focusing on 4 new topics: Water, Social Media, Gentrification, and the Criminal Justice System.

With Words will be at the Globe Auditorium on:

Monday, April 3 – Thursday, April 6, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday, April 7, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Nonprofit InterNships in the Big Bend


The Nonprofit Internship Program invites Florida State University students to earn up to 12 academic elective credits serving a nonprofit initiative in the Big Bend area. This competitive program is designed for students from degree programs that do not offer an internship opportunity for academic credit. If you are from such a program and would like to gain valuable experience in a nonprofit organization in areas such as child development, juvenile justice, environmental issues, adolescent care, public health, public education, elder care, domestic abuse, poverty, homelessness or disaster service, you are welcome to apply.

Successful applicants will serve either full-time or half-time for the full semester. A limited number of internships are offered for the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Applications will be considered on a first come, first served basis until the internship slots are filled.

The application for the summer and fall 2017 semesters is now available. Please download and return the completed application no later than Friday, April 7 by 11:59 p.m.

For more information, email Juan Mendizabal (jmendizabal@fsu.edu) or call the Center for Leadership & Social Change at 850-644-3342.




Apply for the Ben Rosenbloom Memorial Service Scholarship

The Ben Rosenbloom Memorial Scholarship is designed to recognize a student with an outstanding record of service and commitment to a lifetime of service. Any rising sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate full-time student who will be returning to FSU for the 2017-2018 academic year with a minimum 2.0 GPA is eligible to apply. The scholarship is valued at $1,000. A scholarship recipient may reapply each year. The application deadline is Friday, Apr. 13 at 11:59 p.m.



Apply for the Seth Rossetti Memorial Scholarship

Current FSU undergraduate students and incoming freshman are invited to apply for the Seth Rossetti Memorial Scholarship. The Seth Rossetti Memorial Scholarship was established in 2006 in memory of Seth Rossetti. The purpose of this scholarship is to support one undergraduate student who is presently or was a child of a single parent. This scholarship is available to all current FSU undergraduate students with a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average and all incoming FSU freshmen with a minimum 3.0 high school cumulative grade point average. One recipient of the scholarship will be awarded $1,000. The application deadline is Friday, Apr. 13 at 11:59 p.m.


Campus Opportunities


Enroll in Peer Tutoring

FSU is offering an SLS 3717 Peer Tutoring course on Wednesdays from 3:35-4:50 p.m. for Fall 2017. Students interested in becoming a tutor are encouraged to enroll. This course satisfies the Liberal Studies Formative Experience requirement, and is open to all majors. For more information email the Director of the Academic Center for Excellence, Courtney Barry, at cbarry@fsu.edu.


Create a Dream Board

What do you want out of this semester? How can you make the most out of the remaining month before summer? Join the SDRC and RENEW for a conversation on managing stress during finals and making dream boards!

Dream boards allow you to display your goals on a poster board using magazines and other media. Just bring yourself, we provide the materials! Light refreshments will be provided.

Apr. 4 at 5 p.m. in the Student Disability Resource Center.



FSU Green Dot is excited to announce we will be hosting 2 more trainings during the Spring ’17 semester. Green Dot is a bystander intervention program that recognizes violence is not tolerated in our community and that we all have a role to play in eliminating it. A Green Dot Bystander is someone who uses the 3 D’s (Direct, Delegate, and Distract) to intervene in reactive situations or proactively promotes the importance of a violence free community. Please visit our website for more information on the program and to add your Green Dots to the map. Also don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram!

This interactive training will seek to empower all of us to find ways to be active bystanders and create a community that does not tolerate violence and recognizes that we all have a role to play in ending it. Lunch will be provided. Those in attendance will receive a certificate of attendance and a Green Dot tee-shirt upon the completion of the training.

Training space is limited so if you’re interested, sign up today! Click below to register.

Saturday, April 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.




For Women's History Month, the Women Student Union has organized a diverse calendar of events that recognize and celebrate womxn of all backgrounds, as well as their many accomplishments and contributions to society. Events will include a general body meeting, group dialogues, performances, a banquet, and more.

For more information and a full list of events, visit the WSU website.




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Alpha Phi Omega is proud to announce an ongoing fundraiser to purchase binders for transgender and otherwise gender non-conforming people at Florida State University! We are currently offering options from GC2B and Underworks. Students can complete this form to sign up for a free binder.

The co-ed service fraternity also hosts a table every Monday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. between the HCB and Union where members accept donations for the project and provide information to people who have questions about trans issues. The chapter's treasurer, Paul Sempé, also accepts donations for the project through Venmo at @TreasurerAPO (include a note indicating its purpose).

Community Opportunities


Paul Russell Road 4H Youth Group Seeks Volunteers

The Paul Russell Road 4H Youth Group seeks volunteers for their Junk Drawer Robotics and STEM program on Saturday, Mar. 25 at 3 p.m. Volunteers would assist in youth supervision and activity coordination. For more information contact, Dr. Jacquelyn McMillan at jacquelyn720@gmail.com or 850-321-5515



Apr. 27–28, 2017
TD Convention Center
Greenville, South Carolina

Summit Themes:

  • Demystifying higher education and student achievement
  • Masculinity, identity and media perceptions
  • Career, personal and professional development
  • Social justice and engagement
  • Making the right choices: mentors and role models
  • Health and wellness, family and fatherhood

Registration Fee:
Two-day summit (includes continental breakfast on Friday and lunch both days)

  • Early Registration Special: $179
  • Mar. 1 – Apr. 15, 2017: $329
  • $2,000 table: Admission for 10 people on both days of the summit and keynote luncheons on both days
    • In addition to attendance at the summit and luncheons, purchasing a table will also help to provide support for the 400 members of the summit’s high school cohort — Tiger Alliance. Tiger Alliance is a group of ninth, 10th and 11th graders that Clemson University will work to mentor and engage until their high school graduation.

Scholarships, Internships and Jobs


Apply for the Witnessing Change Video Competition

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Climate Cost Project is holding a Witnessing Change Video competition for students to record the impacts of climate change within their own communities and raise awareness of these local impacts. Submissions are due by May 1.



Backwoods Crossing Seeks Intern

Backwoods Crossing seeks a farm helper intern for late spring semester. Backwoods Crossing is a restaurant where all cuisine is derived from the farmland the restaurant is located within. Backwoods is working to make the farm to table ideology a literal means of serving customers. The intern would be responsible for performing general farm functions, maintaining records of actions/changes on the property, maintaining the grounds, and assisting with livestock as needed. The intern is expected to work a minimum of 8 hours each week. For more information on this opportunity, search Backwoods Crossing on SeminoleLink.


Apply for the 2017 Learning From Nature International Essay Contest

UNESCO Global Action Program on Education for Sustainable Development's annual essay contest aims to further the world's youth initiative on sustainable development and peace. Essays must be 700 words or less and can only be submitted by individuals up to 25 years old. This year's topic is on what can be learned from nature and how human beings can use that knowledge in the future. Entries must be submitted by June 15. 



RB Oppenheim Associates and Digital Opps Seek Interns 

RBOA and Digital Opps seek student interns for summer 2017. Interns will assist with promotional projects, event planning, press conferences, and digital marketing. Candidates should be majoring in public relations, digital design, or a related field. Candidates should also have strong writing and research skills. 





We are excited to announce that the CGI U 2017 meeting will take place at Northeastern University this fall from Oct. 13-15. Hosted by President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, the 10th annual CGI U meeting will gather more than 1,000 innovative student leaders to make Commitments to Action that address some of the world's most pressing challenges. More than $750,000 in funding will be available to select CGI U 2017 students to help them turn their ideas into action.

The final application deadline is May 1. Program details and featured speakers will be announced at a later date.



Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service
Washington, D.C.
June 3 – July 28, 2017

The Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service is an eight-week summer academic internship program sponsored by the Fund for American Studies in partnership with George Mason University. The program offers undergraduate students a first-hand look at national nonprofits and service through:

  • An internship placement at an international, national or local nonprofit organization
  • Courses for credit in behavioral economics for nonprofits & ethics and leadership
  • Exclusive lectures, briefings, behind the scene tours & professional development seminars
  • Campus housing in the heart of Washington, D.C.

Applications are reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis until the final deadline of March 14. Application requirements include a topical essay, statement of purpose, resume, official transcript, letter of recommendation and $25 application fee.

For more information call 202-986-0384 or email mstankus@tfas.org.



Synaptic seeks an undergraduate or graduate intern for the Synaptic 2017 Sales and Marketing Paid Internship Program. Ideal candidates are rising juniors, seniors, or graduates that are enrolled in an entrepreneurship, marketing and advertising, communications, public relations, or business administration and business tech based program. Through the internship students will gain various skills including developing an understanding of the Synaptic's complex sales cycle, gain exposure to brand strategy, analyzing sales and marketing data, and transforming data into ways to improve sales and marketing strategies. The program will run from June to August, and requires that interns work 20-40 hours a week.



The College of Social Work's Arts and Athletics at FSU seeks camp counselors from June 5-9. The camp combines arts and athletics to create activities for students with limited social and economic opportunity. The camp gives students ages 11 to 14 the opportunity to have a glimpse into university life, build confidence, and develop leadership skills. Counselors should be enthusiastic and prepared to lead youth activities. For more information contact head counselor Alex Givens at ag13at@my.fsu.edu.