Clark Juniors: Apply to be a LEEP 2013 Project Pioneer
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1, 2013
As a LEEP Pioneer, you will be one of the first cohorts of students to complete LEEP Projects, gaining valuable experience for yourself and paving the way for Clarkies in years to come.
A LEEP Project may respond to the needs of an external organization, build on an existing research program, or be self-initiated as in the case of an artistic or entrepreneurial endeavor. A number of projects will be sponsored by Clark alumni and will be completed offsite. Additionally:
- LEEP Projects may be completed by teams of students, or by an individual student.
- Academic credit is possible, provided that the LEEP Project is approved by your faculty adviser.
- A $2500 stipend will be provided (as long as other funding sources are unavailable).
- Pioneers are expected to complete approximately 150 hours on the LEEP Project. Other expectations include:
- Attending workshops, on topics of collaboration, presenting work orally and visually, creativity beyond the classroom, the purpose and practices of reflection, and the professional work environment.
- Reflecting on your learning in various media and presenting projects during Fall Fest.
- Pioneers will have the support of the LEEP Center staff, a faculty or staff mentor, and a project manager.
You are eligible if you are a junior; have prior internship, volunteering or employment experience; are in good standing academically and socially; and have an updated resume. Please consider applying.
Featured LEEP Projects—2013
The following opportunities are available for LEEP Pioneers on Clark Recruiter:
|Blackstone River Watershed Collaboratory and Observatory||Research assistant|
|Clark University, Marketing & Communications||Building a digital music sound track library|
|Clark University, Sustainability Office||Multiple sustainability projects|
|Mark Bittman, Food journalist and writer for The New York Times||Research assistant|
|Samuel T. Freeman & Co.||Variety of art-related projects|
|U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Africa Bureau||USAID intern|
|United Neighborhood Houses of New York||Service projects|
To view detailed job descriptions for these LEEP Projects, please log onto Clark Recruiter and search for 'LEEP'.
Student Guide to being a LEEP Project Pioneer [MS Word] »
FAQs about LEEP Projects [MS Word] »
November 2012 Information Session [Powerpoint presentation] »
Meet the LEEP 2012 Project Pioneers: videos, blogs and profiles »
Please submit the following:
- Application form [MS Word] (pages 2 and 3); apply individually or as a team
- College transcript(s)—unofficial transcripts are acceptable. Log in to your CUWeb account and go to: CU Web Main Menu > Registrar's Office, Student Account and Financial Aid > Student Services & Financial Aid > Student Records > Unofficial Academic Transcript
- Resume(s) approved by Career Services
Email your application, transcript and resume all together to email@example.com
Application deadline: 4 p.m., March 1, 2013
Please email Will O'Brien, LEEP Project Manager.