Opportunities

Iota Iota Iota (Triota) Women's Studies Honor Society

The Associated Students of the University of Montana (ASUM) has officially recognized Iota Iota Iota (Triota) Women's Studies Honor Society as a student group. Triota's goal is to promote interest in women's and gender studies, to promote volunteerism and advocacy, and to honor the academic prowess of Women's and Gender Studies students. The group will being meeting in fall 2015. Interested students should contact Jamie Boschee at jamie.boschee@umontana.edu for more information.

Black Student Union

The University of Montana’s Black Student Union is looking for new members. We are a group dedicated to our goal of being positive, inclusive and empowering our student body to be impactful in their communities. We are an equal opportunity group looking for students with diverse perspectives and backgrounds to be proactive in addressing university, city, and nationwide issues. Being a student of color is not a requirement to join the BSU. There are many issues that cross racial, political, and socio-economic barriers that affect us all. Race and ethnicity shouldn’t stop good people from coming together to create something positive. If you are someone that wants to be involved in their college experiences (not just go to class, get good grades, and work for someone else) come to our next meeting and join the best group on campus. For more information, please contact LeShawn George at leshawn.george@mso.umt.edu

LAMBDA Alliance Weekly Meeting

Join the LAMBDA Alliance for bi-weekly meetings every other Tuesday starting Feb. 2 from 5-7pm in the UC 207.

Women’s Resource Center Weekly Meeting

Join the Women’s Resource Center for weekly meetings Thursdays from 6-7pm in the UC Room 216.

Montana Gender Alliance Meeting

Join the Montana Gender Alliance Missoula Chapter for a safe and accepting meeting space for individuals of gender diversity, their allies and supportive families every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month from 6-8 pm. For more information please contact the Montana Gender Alliance at 406-848-1220 or email mgamissoula@genderexpansionproject.org

Summer Vista positions

There are a number of positions throughout the Girl Scout council including Great Falls, Bozeman, Missoula, and Kalispell. Girls Scouts is looking for dynamic volunteers at each location who like to be outdoors with our girls at camp and doing community outreach. This position is 40 hours a week for 10 weeks (May 30- August 1). There will be some office time planning, but most of it will be outdoors. This opportunity it a great resume builder, especially as it is considered national service with AmeriCorps. You will get a small stipend and an education award. If you are not interested in working with Girl Scouts, there are some other opportunities including YWCA Girls Using Their Strength (GUTS) Program. For more information, or to apply, please visit http://www.mtcompact.org/service-opportunities/

History, Environmental History, Montana History Internship

The Northern Plains Resource Council organizes Montana’s citizens to protect water quality, family farms and ranches, and our unique quality of life. The objectives of this internship are to save and organize Northern Plains historical materials and to record oral history. Learn more at www.northernplains.org. Requires academic background or serious interest in history or environmental studies, ability to handle materials carefully and organize them accurately, ability to ask good questions, talk to a variety of people, and work independently and good research and organization skills. The work will be negotiated dependent upon availability of academic credits, etc. This internship is located in Billings, however there will be reimbursement of on-the-job travel. Hours run 20-30 per week, M-F for minimum of 5 weeks. Submit a letter of qualifications and 3 references at your earliest convenience; position open until filled. For more info or to apply, please contact steve@northernplains.org

SARC 2016-17 Peer Advocates

SARC is recruiting Peer Advocates for next year. Becoming a SARC advocate provides you with an excellent opportunity to become involved with positive change on campus while learning valuable skills in crisis intervention and advocacy. As a peer advocate working with the Student Advocacy Resource Center (SARC), you will be a part of a program based on the empowerment model, a model where survivors are assisted, supported and given tools to reclaim their power. Upon completion of 40 hours of training and after an approval process, SARC advocates provide the following services: medical, legal, and academic advocacy as well as resources/referrals and emotional support to clients. Independent study or internship credits are available through some departments. SARC advocates are carefully selected, beginning with a written application.  Applications are due on Friday, May 6 by 5 pm to be considered for the fall 2016 training, however applications received after this date may still be considered. Applications can be dropped off at the SARC Office, located in the east entrance of the Curry Health Center, upstairs in Room 108, or returned via email. SARC appreciates all efforts to turn in applications early. After reviewing applications, we will select individuals to interview before training begins. Applications can be found at http://www.umt.edu/curry-health-center/student-advocacy-resource-center/Get-Involved.php. For more information, please contact Shaunagh McGoldrick at Shaunagh.McGoldrick@mso.umt.edu or 243-6429.

Call for Papers: Sexuality, Sexual and Reproductive Health in Later Life

With a growing number of older people in the world, it is time for Reproductive Health Matters to look more closely at the sexual and reproductive health of people in this different stage of life. This issue of the journal will shine a spotlight on people over 50, inviting research, policy analysis and examples of practical actions that address the effects of ageing on sexuality and sexual and reproductive health. We also welcome contributions that highlight the often ignored health and social challenges faced by older people in meeting their sexual and reproductive health needs and rights, and best practices for overcoming these barriers. For more information please contact info@rhmjournal.org.uk. Submissions due Sunday, May 15.

Forward Montana & Forward Montana Foundation job opportunity

We are seeking a part-time FO that will manage the Voter Registration and Issue ID efforts in Missoula and at the University of Montana. The FO reports to the Western Montana Program Director. This will include but is not limited to voter registration, voter mobilization and event planning. Occasional travel and a willingness to work unconventional work hours will be necessary to fulfill the expectations of this position. You won’t be tied to a desk, you’ll meet lots of people, and you’ll make change happen at the grassroots level. The ideal candidate would be able to manage a large field team, reach high capacity goals, track and report data, and create civic engagement opportunities that excite and inspire young people. Position is open until filled but preferred start date is Monday, May 16. For a full job description and application details, please visit http://forwardmontana.org/field-organizer-position/

DiverseU 2016

The University of Montana’s 2016 DiverseU symposium will take place this fall on November 2-3. DiverseU is a campus-wide series of events focused on topics of diversity and promoting civil discourse. Students, faculty, staff, and community members discuss, present, perform, and exhibit art throughout the day. The deadline for proposals is Monday, May 30. Please submit your proposal online through the following link: https://umt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_d05Ckkuqhds6xvL. For more information, please contact DiverseU Coordinator, Chloe Reynolds, at chloe.reynolds@mso.umt.edu