Other Opportunities

2014 Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute (PIKSI)

A Summer Institute for Undergraduates
Theme: Philosophy - Experience, Reflection, Transformation
University Park, PA

June 14 - June 21

This seven-day institute is designed to encourage undergraduate students from under-represented groups to consider future study in the field of philosophy. PIKSI will emphasize the on-going project of greater inclusiveness that is transforming the discipline, inviting students to be participants in the conversation.

This year’s course will focus on philosophy’s history as well as contemporary texts in feminist theory, critical race theory, disability theory, queer theory, and other nontraditional work. Students will investigate how lived experience has shaped philosophical reflection throughout its history and how reflection transforms both those of us who engage in it and the world around us. Through readings, writing assignments, visiting lecturers, and professional development mentoring, students will learn that their own perspectives and experiences can contribute to the ongoing development of philosophy.

Applications due March 7, 2014.

For more information, please view the flier or visit their website.

UCSD Summer Program for Women in Philosophy

July 28 - August 8, 2014

The Philosophy Department at the University of California, San Diego is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2014 UCSD Summer Program for Women in Philosophy, which will be held at UCSD from July 28 to August 8, 2014. The two-week program provides undergraduate women with an engaging philosophical learning experience and prepares them to apply to graduate school in philosophy.Applications are due by March 15, 2014.

For more information, please view the informative handout or visit their website.

Magner Career Center: Internship Employer Panels and Stipends for Unpaid Internships

February 25, 2014 & February 27, 2014

Meet representatives from JPMorgan, Ernst and Young, Toys R Us, NYC Government Agencies, CUNY IT and many more internship employers on Feb 25th or 27th. For more details see #5 below.

Did you know? Nationally 67% of college students complete at least one internship and 48% of students land their 1st internships BEFORE their junior year (source: internships.com) . Don't be left behind. Here are 5 things you should do NOW to prepare for an internship:

  1. Register with the Magner Career Center via the Career Tab of portal.brooklyn.cuny.edu for access to various internships.
  2. Read 8 Reasons To Intern: http://tinyurl.com/8GreatReasonsToTntern
  3. Learn how to land an internship: http://tinyurl.com/intern101
  4. If you plan to intern in the summer or fall and want to apply for an internship stipend (you can apply before securing the internship), then visit http://tinyurl.com/magnerstipends to find out more information about the application process.
  5. Attend one of our upcoming events (Feb 25th and 27th) to meet a variety of employers: http://tinyurl.com/internship-events

If you recently completed an internship or will intern in 2014, enter the Magner Career Center Intern Contest. Complete the following form http://tinyurl.com/internsuccess to enter a raffle to win a $2,000 Dale Carnegie Professional Development Scholarship. Winners will be chosen July 2014.

Many departments can provide internship credit. Contact your department in advance prior to interning or early in the semester when you plan to intern.

If you have any questions, please email intern@brooklyn.cuny.edu.