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SSA eMpirical No. 27.5 - Time to Make the Conference

Paid Southern California Campus Organizing Internship

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Students TalkingThe Secular Student Alliance is seeking applicants for its Southern California Campus Organizing Internship (COI). This internship pays $10/hr. and all expenses are covered. This internship will require approximately 10 hours a week. The internship will start in late March or early April and last through early June of 2008 with an option to extend the internship or restart it in the fall. We are willing to be somewhat flexible in terms of time and stipend to meet academic requirements.

While approximately half of the work for this position can be done from any location of the Campus Organizing Intern's choosing, the other half will involve working directly on campuses in Southern California. Again, all travel costs will be covered. The position offers a highly flexible schedule.

The Campus Organizing Intern will help organize and support students who do not see theism as the source of morality--this includes atheists, agnostics, humanists, brights, rationalists and other non-theists. Duties will include working in person and remotely with student groups on campuses in Southern California to improve their operations, provide them with resources and network them with each other and the broader secular movement. SSA senior staff will provide training, direction, and assistance with all of these tasks. The COI will also work to start groups on campuses without groups via flyering, tabling and networking. The position will involve some traveling, public speaking, record keeping, lots of phone and email communication, and some possible resource development.

A Study of Religious and Nonreligious Campus Organizations

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hemantmehtaThere's a project I've been interested in doing for some time, and I finally was able to complete it this weekend. (I actually did it a number of years ago and wanted to see if anything had changed since then.)

2008 Travel Grants Now Available

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E Pluribus Unum: Reclaiming Humanist Values On June 6-8, 2008 the SSA will be holding its 8th annual conference as part of the E Pluribus Unum: Reclaiming Humanist Values conference being put on by the American Humanist Association and the International Humanist and Ethical Union. The conference will be held in Washington, DC at the L'Enfant Plaza Hotel.

Student participation is key to the success of this conference.

Thanks to generous donations from the Roxbury Foundation, the American Humaniast Association, and other donors, we have established a grant fund to help offset the travel costs incurred by students who attend the conference. We are making $10,000 available in $100 and $200 travel grants. Grants awarded on a rolling basis and will go fast. Apply for your 2008 travel grant today!

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