FACS Connection News Digest - April 22, 2022
April 22, 2022

The latest news, events, and opportunities for FACS students. 

Friday, April 22, 2022

1.      Bulldog Basics Internship Opportunities

2.      BRIDGES Research Study

3.      The Backpack Project of Athens

1. Bulldog Basics Internship Opportunities

Bulldog Basics Internship Opportunities

Do you have a passion for giving back to other students? If so, join or team! Bulldog Basics provides toiletry and personal care items to UGA students on the Athens campus and we're looking for several interns to help with communications, back-end web development, donations drives, and volunteers. If interested, view the full job description and how to apply here.

What do our current interns have to say about their work?

“I've really enjoyed working on digital content strategy for Bulldog Basics because of the great people I get to work with. The best part is that this internship gives me space to learn new skills while also giving back to my UGA community.”

“Having the hands-on experience of planning our birthday celebration and donation drive is helping me to foster skills that I plan to use in the near future.”

“I enjoyed the knowledge I gained researching and doing self-directed projects. I also thoroughly loved helping make a positive impact on students at UGA!”

2. BRIDGES Research Study

BRIDGES Research Study

The names of the researchers are Jessica Moore, a doctoral student in Counseling Psychology at the University of Georgia, and Tabitha Rominger, a master’s student in Mental Health Counseling at the University of Georgia. We are inviting you to take part in a research study under Primary Investigator Dr. Rosemary Phelps that explores African American women’s relationships with food and food traditions. Researchers will ask questions that explore the events and special occasions around food, as well as the messages and meanings received around food.

Eligible participants must self-identify as African American women and be at least 18 years of age. Your participation in this study will aid in helping counselors understand the unique relationship that African American women have with food and can help further the development of counseling interventions and food. The IRB approved survey should take around 5 minutes to complete. This survey includes the informed consent, eligibility criteria, demographic information, and an area to provide contact information to schedule an interview. After completion of these forms, a researcher will reach out to you to schedule a 60–90-minute interview. Those who are ineligible for the study will not be contacted by researchers and Qualtrics data will be destroyed. Please access the survey here.

3. The Backpack Project of Athens

The Backpack Project of Athens is a student-run 501©(3) nonprofit organization that serves the homeless community in Athens, Georgia. We are now hiring Summer Staff to be a part of our team!

You will be expected to attend weekly staff meetings and be available for our Saturday meal distribution events throughout the summer. You will train how to lead volunteers and learn about specific protocols when in the field. You will be expected to lead routes and volunteer events every week during the summer. Other responsibilities will include leading volunteer groups, planning events with the rest of the team, help pick up and transport donations, and recruit freshmen throughout orientation. Weekly workload will likely fall around 5 hours, depending on the events and services we have planned.  

We will be reviewing applications on a ROLLING BASIS, and you can expect to hear from us within a week. If you have any questions, contact Esther at esther@thebackpackproject.ngo or (917) 306-4822