Other Opportunities

Greek Studies on Site — Summer 2015

Greek Studies on Site offers intensive two-week seminars on Greek literature and culture in collaboration with the Norwegian Institute at Athens. These seminars provide an opportunity to study in Athens in the summer. Two of their seminars (Athenian Democracy and Its Critics, and Love in Greek Antiquity) discuss Plato extensively.

Seminars they offer:

  • Theater in Classical Athens
    Instructor: Mary Gilbert
  • Love in Greek Antiquity
    Instructors: Ben Jasnow and Gwen Nally
  • The Greek Gods
    Instructor: Jenny Strauss Clay
  • Athenian Democracy and its Critics
    Instructor: Georgia Sermamoglou

View detailed descriptions of the seminars.

Watch a video of the students from last summer.

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Webster University Undergraduate Philosophy Conference: Call for Papers

Deadline for Submissions: Monday, March 16, 2015

The 9th Annual Webster University Undergraduate Philosophy Conference is being held on April 18, 2015. Papers on any philosophical topic are welcome, though submissions on topics relating to families and marriages are encouraged. No limit on length (20–25-minute presentation time). Papers are subject to blind review: Please remove all identifying information from body of paper and include a cover page with name, institution, e-mail address and an abstract of no more than 400 words. The keynote speaker at this event will be Elizabeth Brake, associate professor in philosophy at Arizona State University.

For more information, please view the flier.

Moravian College Undergraduate Philosophy Conference: Call for Papers

Deadline for Submissions: Sunday, March 15, 2015

Moravian College is proud to present its sixth annual undergraduate philosophy conference. They invite undergraduate students to submit papers on general philosophical topics to be presented at the conference scheduled for Friday, March 27, 2015, and hosted at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pa. The plenary speaker will be Robert Meagher, professor of humanities at Hampshire College.

For more information about this event and how to submit your paper, please view the flier.

Paid Summer Internships — New York City Museums

Studio in a School's ARTS Intern Program is now accepting applications for paid summer internships for summer 2015, providing exciting opportunities for students to work in New York City museums.

This year, participating institutions include:

  • American Folk Art Museum
  • The Brooklyn Museum
  • El Museo del Barrio
  • The Frick Collection
  • The International Center for Photography
  • MoMA PS1
  • Museum of the Moving Image
  • The Noguchi Museum 
  • The Queens Museum of Art
  • The Rubin Museum of Art
  • Studio Museum in Harlem 

Students may visit the ArtsIntern website to review the available positions and eligibility requirements. If interested, students should apply directly to the museum contact listed for each position, not to ArtsIntern. Museums conduct their own selection process.

Program Eligibility:

  • Students must be attending a college or university within the five boroughs of New York City, or must be residents of New York City.
  • Applicants must be enrolled full time, entering their sophomore, junior or senior year as candidates for an undergraduate degree.
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need by submitting appropriate documentation along with their application Please note, this internship is only available to students receiving financial aid and have an EFC of $7,000 or less. Students should have filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the most recent academic year. Their Student Aid Report (SAR) must indicate an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $7,000 or less. Candidates will submit their SAR as a PDF document along with their cover letter, resume, and transcript. Students who do not meet this qualification will not be considered for an interview.
  • Accepted interns commit to participate in all group programs offered by the program and complete all 9 weeks of the internship.
  • Applicants may be accepted from all areas of undergraduate study and need not have experience in the arts or prior experience.

George Washington University Philosophy Club: Call for Papers

Deadline: February 21, 2015

The George Washington University Philosophy Club, in conjunction with the George Washington University Department of Philosophy, will host its annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference on April 3, 2015. They invite undergraduates to submit papers on any philosophical topic, but papers in the fields of applied ethics and political philosophy are strongly encouraged. Papers should be no longer than 3500 words, submitted by Feb. 14, 2015. Please format papers for blind review, including an abstract of no more than 250 words. Additionally, authors should submit a cover page listing their paper's title, the author's name, their college or university, and year of graduation, along with a contact e-mail address and phone number. Authors can expect to be notified of their paper's acceptance in late February.

For more information, please view the flier.

Marist Undergraduate Philosophy Journal: Call for Papers

Deadline: October 15, 2014

The Marist Undergraduate Philosophy Journal publishes original undergraduate research in philosophy. The journal is currently accepting submissions for its second volume on all topics in philosophy. Submissions should not exceed 6,000 words and should be pre-pared for blind review. In addition to the paper, all submissions should include a separate document with the author's name, the title of the submission, an abstract, institutional affiliation, and e-mail.

For more information, please view the flier.

Stance: Call for External Reviewers

Deadline: October 10, 2014

Stance seeks undergraduate philosophy students to serve as external reviewers. This is an exciting pre-professional learning opportunity. Reviewers hone their writing, researching, and reviewing skills by serving on a groundbreaking journal. Reviewers must have advanced undergraduate experience in philosophy, strengths in writing and editing, and the self-motivation necessary to complete work by given deadlines. As such, in addition to this application form, one letter of recommendation is required.

Chosen reviewers will be given one of two opportunities. Most will be external reviewers and will be responsible for reviewing one or two papers in early January. A few will be selected to serve as assistant editorial board members on our review teams. Assistant editorial board members will consider approximately 20 papers in December. All reviewers receive training material that explains what is expected in the formal review. Reviewers will also be credited in both the print and electronic versions of the journal.

If you are interested, please view the flier for more information.

Mid-Hudson Valley Undergraduate Philosophy Conference: Call for Papers

Submission Deadline: September 22, 2014
Event date: November 14 – 15, 2014

The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Marist College will host the Fifth Mid-Hudson Valley Undergraduate Philosophy Conference on Nov. 14–15, 2014. Undergraduates are encouraged to submit papers on any topic in philosophy. Please send papers of no more than 3,000 words by Sept. 22. They are accepting electronic submissions by attachment in PDF or MS Word format. Send submissions to Andrei Buckareff.

For more information regarding this conference, please view the flier.

Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute (PIKSI)

A Summer Institute for Undergraduates
Theme: Philosophy — Experience, Reflection, Transformation
University Park, Pa.
June 14 – 21, 2014

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 ongoing 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.

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 Aug. 8. 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.

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 and 27, 2014

Meet representatives from JPMorgan, Ernst and Young, Toys R Us, New York City government agencies, CUNY IT and many more internship employers on Feb. 25 and 27. For more details see #5, below.

Did you know? Nationally 67 percent of college students complete at least one internship and 48 percent of students land their first internships before their junior year (source: internships.com). Don't be left behind. Here are five things you should do now to prepare for an internship:

  1. Register with the Magner Career Center via the Career Tab of the BC WebCentral ptortal for access to various internships.
  2. Read 8 Great Reasons Brooklyn College Students Should Intern.
  3. Learn how to land an internship.
  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 learn more about the application process.
  5. Attend one of our upcoming events (Feb. 25 or 27) to meet a variety of employers.

If you recently completed an internship or will intern in 2014, enter the Magner Career Center Intern Contest. Complete the form to enter a raffle to win a $2,000 Dale Carnegie Professional Development Scholarship. Winners will be chosen in 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 e-mail us.