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  • Positions Available

Honors Apprentice

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  • Sample Honors Apprentice Positions

    HAS recipients will be provided with a complete list of available apprenticeship positions

    Apprenticeships in Academic Departments

    • Anthropology:
      Assist in the description and analysis of archaeological materials from excavated sites.
    • Art:
      Become an assistant to the campus gallery manager and learn how to plan, install and take down exhibits that feature the work of local, regional and national artists.
    • Biology:
      Work in Science Center programs as instructor, leading K-12 students in outdoor activities at its Buffalo River site or in the planetarium. Apprentices could assist with their choice of several ongoing projects including the ecology of painted turtles, wild turkeys, small mammals, and tree squirrels.
    • Business:
      An apprentice in the Small Business Development Center will work within her/his area of expertise, i.e., accounting, marketing, finance, personnel, but will learn about the other areas as well.
    • Chemistry:
      Apprentices may aid research focusing our efforts on cancer research and lately ion hypertension.
    • English (cross listed as Mass Comm):
      This honors apprenticeship will introduce the student to literary publishing.
    • Film Studies:
      Projects can include: learning to be a film projectionist, researching various topics in film study, viewing and cataloging a collection of motion pictures and video films, working with filmmaking equipment.
    • Geology:
      Interested apprentices will do experiments aimed at providing a better understanding of rock and ore-forming process on the Moon and other planets.
    • Mathematics:
      Options include attending a math class for elementary teachers and working as a peer tutor, preparing and conducting mathematics laboratory sessions, assisting in the development and coordination of activities for secondary mathematics majors and researching and coordinating resource materials.
    • Psychology:
      Apprentice as a research assistant in a psychology lab with a variety of areas/projects including: language and memory, music and speech perception, online relationships, animal research, food safety, body image, and infant and child development.
    • Social Work:
      The apprentice will also work with the school field coordinator in organizing and updating data for area human service agencies that serve as internship sites. The apprenticeship provides an overview of social work education and community social welfare programming.
    • Theatre:
      Assist in all promotional and publicity efforts related to the theatre department, Performing Arts Series and other arts-related events.
    • Women's Studies:
      Student will assist the Women's Studies Director in promotion of Women's Studies activities, such as Women's History Month, WS Colloquium Series, and the Red River WS conference.

    Apprenticeships in Administrative Departments

    • Disability Services:
      Assist the Coordinator in providing support services to students with disabilities.
    • Financial Aid Office:
      The apprentice acts as Financial Aid Student Advisor, providing counseling services to students, particularly prospective students and parents on an individual and group basis.
    • Hendrix Health Center:
      Assist the Peer Health Education Program, Health Promotion Internship, by providing programs and health information to students, organizations, and residence halls. Some work in Hendrix Health Center.
    • Information Technology:
      Assist with the development and maintenance of the MSUM web page.
    • Instructional Technology:
      Assist with researching instructional technologies (podcasting, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash), web-based audio and video production environments, web-based gaming and simulation design, web-based polling and data collection applications.
    • News Bureau:
      Assist in copy editing and writing for MSUM’s weekly student newspaper, The Advocate.
    • Sports Information Office:
      A sports information apprenticeship is a good place to combine an interest in sports, athletic event organization and writing.
    • Study Abroad Office:
      This is a good apprenticeship for those interested in international affairs and travel.