Honors frequently receives information about job and fellowship opportunities. This page provides information regarding these experiences. Honors is not particularly endorsing any one experience; instead, this serves as a reference board. Students should follow the links for additional information.
Migrant Worker Outreach and Education Program
For over 20 years, the English Language Institute has been providing undergraduate students at the University of Michigan a unique community-engaged learning opportunity through its Migrant Worker Outreach and Education program. This innovative two-course sequence draws undergraduate students from across campus based on their shared commitment to social justice and desire to expand their own intercultural competencies for their future careers.
Selected students find a challenging academic experience both in the classroom and in the field as student teachers working with diverse local populations with mixed English proficiency:
- During the Spring term, students take ELI 395: Principles and Practices of Teaching ESL in Migrant Communities, a course centered on developing reflective teaching practices and exploring the themes of "Language and Community" in the context of migrant farm workers in the US.
- During the Summer term, students take their academic skills directly into the community in ELI 396: Migrant Community Outreach and ESL Teaching Practicum. They teach English and provide other services like interpreting or information on local resources.
Alumni of this program, a collaboration with the Residential College and Department of American Culture/Program in Latino Studies, attest to the many ways that it honed their leadership and communication skills, enhanced their ability to think on their feet in unpredictable circumstances, and provided them with a savvy and sophisticated view of the rapidly changing national demographics.
For more information and to register for the course, please contact the instructors:
Global Impact Corps: Global Health Volunteer Abroad Opportunity
Join Unite For Sight’s Global Impact Corps for a hands-on, immersive and unique global health experience. A transformative volunteer abroad experience for students and professionals, Unite For Sight is renowned as the highest quality global health immersion and volunteer abroad program worldwide. Unite For Sight prides itself on offering the best global health experience for our volunteers, coupled with the highest quality healthcare delivery programs with our local doctor partners.
Locations of Year-Round Health Care Delivery: Ghana, Honduras, and India
(volunteer for 7 days, 15 days, 20 days, 4 weeks, 6 weeks, 8 weeks, 10 weeks, or more)
What do Global Impact Fellows do? Unite For Sight’s Global Impact Corps Program is an immersive global health experience for students and professionals who are interested in public health, international development, medicine, or social entrepreneurship. Fellows participate with and learn from Unite For Sight's talented local partner doctors who have provided care to 2.2 million patients living in poverty, including more than 95,000 sight-restoring surgeries. Fellows assist with patient education, visual acuity testing, patient intake, distributing the glasses and medication prescribed by the local doctors, and other important support tasks. They also have the opportunity to observe the surgeries provided by the local doctors. Additionally, fellows may participate in the Global Impact Lab, an optional program for those interested in pursuing research. For example, we currently have fellows pursuing research studies about medication management, traditional medicine practices, and patient barriers to eye care.
Unite For Sight is the only organization in the world that:
- is a healthcare delivery organization that also offers immersive global health education opportunities for students and professionals;
- uses 100% of all donations and funds submitted to directly provide care for patients who are otherwise unable to access or afford care;
- directly teaches the importance of supporting and assisting local professionals in their own social ventures to eliminate disparities in their communities and countries;
- offers an opportunity to learn from local medical professionals about effective strategies to reach the hardest-to-reach patients in villages, slums, and refugee camps;
- develops comprehensive training materials in cultural competency, ethics, and global health best practices to prepare its volunteers for a high-impact immersive experience.
Complete details are available online at http://www.uniteforsight.org/volunteer-abroad
U-M SoE Elementary Mathematics Tutoring Program | Deadline 4.28.17
Now in its tenth year, the Elementary Mathematics Program is a special summer opportunity for fifth grade children who are predominately students of color and who have not experienced success in school mathematics. Run by the U-M School of Education's Elementary Math Program, this opportunity lasts one or two weeks.
One component of the Elementary Mathematics Program involves each child in being paired with a U-M student as "tutor" who works with them and encourages their interest and confidence. Each year, the children in the program talk about how much they love the opportunity to work with their university "tutor." We are currently accepting applications for tutors, and we hope you will be interested in applying!
The soft application deadline is Friday, April 28th, but we will continue to accept tutor applications on a rolling basis after that. For more information and a link to the application, please see the attached flyer. You can also learn more about the tutoring program and apply here. Feel free to email EMLmathclinic@umich.edu with any questions.