Other Opportunities

George Washington University Philosophy Club: Call for Papers

Deadline: February 14, 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 February 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, 2015.

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 email.

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 November 14-15, 2014. Undergraduates are encouraged to submit papers on any topic in philosophy. Please send papers of no more than 3000 words by September 22, 2014. 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, 2014 - June 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 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.