CUNY-Wide Undergraduate Leadership Opportunity

CUNY-Wide Undergraduate Leadership Opportunity

Please share with CUNY undergraduate students – apply by May 31!

Dear Colleagues, Students, Alumni, and Friends,

Thanks to generous funding from the Teagle Foundation, the Futures Initiative will once again be able to offer CUNY undergraduate students a unique opportunity to become Futures Initiative Leadership Fellows.

This year, up to 25 undergraduates from across the CUNY campuses will begin their fellowship by participating in a day-long workshop: the Undergraduate Leadership Institute (Wednesday, August 9 at the Graduate Center). After completion of the Leadership Institute, students will then have regular opportunities to meet, reflect, gain new skills, and join in intellectual discussions with faculty and graduate students at the Graduate Center, while also helping to provide resources, advice, and support to fellow students throughout the academic year.

For a glimpse into last year’s program, which focused on peer mentoring, visit futuresinitiative.org/mentors, a site created by participating students.

We invite you to encourage your students to apply for this program by completing this online application form by Wednesday, May 31. The application form contains more details for the program and for the application process.

Collaborative learning enables people to learn material even more deeply than more traditional teaching methods. It is also an excellent way to develop transferable skills such as collaboration, identifying needs and resources, learning with and from others, building trust, and striving toward shared goals—all of which will benefit students during their time at CUNY and beyond. Students also gain a variety of skills that will be beneficial for many careers that require collaboration, learning with and from others, building trust, and striving toward shared and common goals.

All CUNY undergraduate students are welcome to apply. Past participants who attended the Peer Mentoring workshop last summer are welcome to apply for a second term.

Learn more and apply here by May 31.

Thank you all for your support of this program!

Best,

Lauren Melendez
Undergraduate Leadership Director and Administrative Specialist
The Futures Initiative

Mike Rifino
Graduate Fellow and Undergraduate Leadership Co-Director
The Futures Initiative

The Futures Initiative and HASTAC@CUNY advocate greater equity and innovation in higher education through student-centered teaching and learning, and promote reinvestment in higher education as a public good.

Math and STEM undergraduate summer research projects (MSEIP)

Dear Colleagues,
As a part of the collaborative MSEIP grant with BMCC (funded by the Department of Education) we have funds in the City Tech budget to support undergraduate student research projects to be conducted over the summer. 
We have $42000 in the City Tech budget to recruit 28 students for summer research projects, along with their faculty mentors. 
Each faculty mentor is expected to develop appropriate undergraduate research projects and can advise up to 2 students. The faculty can recruit the students directly but if they need help recruiting students, they can contact me. 
Each student researcher will receive $1000 stipend upon successful completion of the summer research project, which will involve giving a short presentation at a local conference (either at City Tech or BMCC). Each participating faculty mentor will receive $500 in summer salary for each student they supervise. 
Faculty and student applications are due by April 24. Please let your students know about this summer research opportunity, and if you are interested in advising students, please let me know and we’ll go from there. 
Below you will find additional guidelines regarding international students. Please note that interested students must meet the guidelines in either A or B described below.
 
A.  US citizens or Green Card holders (permanent residents) are eligible to receive a student stipend.  
B.  For non-US Citizens, additional information about eligibility can be found at the US Department of Education website:
 
Best Regards,
Boyan Kostadinov
bkostadinov (at) citytech.cuny.edu
MSEIP Student Research Coordinator

Internship with Natural Areas Conservancy

Natural Areas Conservancy (NAC)

Paid Summer Internship Announcement

Job Title: Summer 2017 Ecological Assessment Paid Internships

Job Location: Graduate Positions and Undergraduate Positions available with reporting locations in New York City (Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx, and Brooklyn)

Duration: 8-12 weeks, 35 hours/week, during June 4 – August 24, 2017

              

Internship:

The Natural Areas Conservancy (NAC) will lead an ecological assessment of the natural resources of NYC Parks. Student interns will be trained and will work under the supervision of NAC ecologists. All interns will collect vegetation and site condition data in forests, wetlands, and grasslands. This position is approximately 90% field work (outdoors) and 10% office work.

Main tasks include:

  • Report promptly and directly to field sites and work as part of a team of three interns conducting ecological site assessments as directed
  • Accurately locate assessment plots using Trimble GPS on foot and carrying 30 lbs. packs
  • Accurately collect data such as understory plant species identification, percent cover vegetation, woody species identification, tree diameter, tree height, tree canopy health, coarse woody debris, human use and impacts and additional site attributes according to assessment protocols
  • Document, download, and edit field data daily or as needed on computer data recorders or paper datasheets
  • Assist in data entry as needed

To apply send:

  1. Statement of interest & career goals (SICG). Please indicate the Borough(s) in which you are willing to work.
  2. Resume (R)
  3. Copy of unofficial transcripts (UOT)

To: Helen.forgione@parks.nyc.gov

All applications must be submitted prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on: April 7, 2017

Please send all materials electronically as PDF files with each labeled follows:

  1. 2017_last name_first init._SICG (i.e. ‘2017_Jones_J_SICG.pdf’);
  2. 2017_last name, first init_R (i.e. ‘2017_Jones_J_R.pdf’);
  3. 2017_last name, first init_UOT (i.e. ‘2017_Jones_J_UOT.pdf’)

Internship with The College Board’s Access to Opportunity program

Access to Opportunity Internship

Job ID:  AL20170703-43280 Description:

ABOUT THE COLLEGE BOARD

The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT and the Advanced Placement Program.

We are committed to increasing the number of students who earn a college degree and are prepared to succeed in the 21st century. Today’s College Board works with middle schools, high schools, community colleges, four-year colleges, policymakers and state education agencies to achieve this mission. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT® and the Advanced Placement Program®. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators schools. www.collegeboard.org

INTERNSHIP OVERVIEW

The College Board’s Internship Program is an exciting chance to develop new skills while contributing to an organization that is committed to the transformation of education in America through college readiness for all students.

The Internship Program presents a unique opportunity to highly talented students who wish to develop strengths in core skills, and to obtain real-world work experience. The College Board is committed to our Internship Program and ensures that each student receives mentoring, experiences a variety of assignments that allow for collaboration with diverse groups across the organization, and focuses on defined deliverables.

  • Internship based out of our New York City headquarters
  • 8 – 12 week program
  • Paid internship (hourly rate)
  • 20 – 40 hour work week, depending on specific position

FEATURED INTERNSHIP AREA

The College Board’s Access to Opportunity program is designed to identify and break down barriers that prevent – particularly low-income, first-generation, rural, African American, Latino, and Native American students – from taking challenging course work and applying to, enrolling in, and succeeding in colleges that are the best academic, social, and financial fit.  Our mission is to help all students make the most of the opportunities they’ve earned.  The Access to Opportunity Department seeks an intern to engage in a variety of projects and campaigns including student and counselor outreach.  The responsibilities would include but not limited to the following:

–        Assist in building the concept and provide market analysis for a campaign designed to target students who are the first in their respective families to attend college, as well as the organizations and constituents that support those students.

–        Support the creation of a toolkit designed to target students and their families in the college planning process.

–        Support the efforts of the SMS texting pilot and virtual advising campaign targeting students.  Assist in the process of content development.

–        Participate in the work associated with our Annual Fall mailing.   Assist content experts to define / refine the mailing components.  Support the development of corresponding counselor treatments as well as post-campaign analysis.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • You must be a current Junior or rising Senior enrolled in a full-time Bachelor’s or Graduate degree program
  • Minimum 3.0 G.P.A
  • Prior internship experience required
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office productivity tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Desire to learn, explore and be challenged outside of comfort zone
  • Interest in working for a mission-oriented, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving education
  • Committed to working the entire agreed upon internship period


APPLY

If you are interested in an Internship at the College Board and you meet our qualifications, please apply by visiting our Careers page at www.collegeboard.org/careers. No phone calls will be accepted. All resumes must have G.P.A and expected graduation dates.

The College Board is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College Board participates in E-Verify, a service of DHS and SSA, where required.

Requirements:

Desired Travel None
Areas of Expertise Administrative Support
Highest Level of Education High School Degree
Job Type Internship
Location New York, NY
Years of Relevant Experience 0-1

 

Summer SAT Class Tutor at Legal Outreach

From Legal Outreach, an opportunity that might appeal to students, especially those in Math Education. Follow the link below for further information including salary.

Summer SAT Class Tutor Job Description:

Legal Outreach is on the lookout for ten talented, knowledgeable SAT tutors who want to be part of a transformative experience that empowers youth from underserved populations. In past years, our Summer SAT course has shown an average score increase of 307 points, with some students scoring over 500 points higher on their final exam. As you know, results like that make all the difference in the world when it comes time to apply to college.

We [Legal Outreach] will be hiring five Math/Science and five English/Reading tutors for an intensive summer session designed to prepare high school juniors for entrance into top 50 colleges and universities. Despite the “tutor” moniker, these instructors will be working with classrooms, not individuals. Each tutor will deliver a five-week curriculum of SAT material to a class of 10-12 students. Tutors will work in Math – Reading/Writing teams to co-teach a classroom. For example, the Reading/Writing tutor may teach in the morning while the Math tutor lesson plans and helps manage the classroom. Tutors will also observe separate workshops taught by test prep professionals to the same students, taking care to complement the lessons when planning their own. They will work from a developed curriculum while expanding exercises for their own students as needed. Orientation and training will be provided prior to start of the course, and tutors will work closely with permanent Legal Outreach staff who oversee the program.

This is the perfect position for college students, alumni, and graduate students who excelled on the SAT or ACT and are interested in gaining valuable teaching and leadership experience while making a measurable difference in students’ lives over the summer.

Click on link for the job details:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4kUSP8db2HfLV94LXVFY2lHVzRtem4zNUhQRGFLUXhLang0/view?usp=sharing

Google Summer of Code

We want to spread the word about a paid internship summer program sponsored by Google, called “Google Summer of Code”. It’s actually *not* an internship at Google, but there are several companies who propose to have student interns for a 3-month programming project in many different disciplines. Students can browse the list, decide which projects they might be interested to join, submit a proposal, and if accepted they are paired with a mentor and program away for 3 months from May 30th to August 21st.

The deadline for student proposals is April 4.

Link:

https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/

Google Summer of Code

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Considering graduate school?

From the Educational Opportunity and Diversity Office:

Hello Students,

I’d like to pass on a great opportunity for those of you interested in getting a PhD and teaching/researching at the collegiate level; The CUNY Pipeline Program.

The Pipeline Program is a CUNY-wide initiative designed to provide educational and financial support to CUNY undergraduates from groups currently underrepresented in our nation’s universities who are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in preparation for college-level teaching and advanced research.

It consists of a 6-week intensive summer institute in which fellows take a research seminar in either the social sciences or the humanities designed to introduce them to graduate-level work and research skills. They also take courses on critical thinking and writing, Grad School 101, and intensive GRE preparation. The following fall and spring semesters include monthly meetings with graduate student mentors and a spring semester research conference where fellows present a research project. Perhaps the most important aspect of the Pipeline Program is the attention to each student’s unique mix of experiences and identity, disciplinary interests, and academic goals.

I encourage you to visit the Pipeline website (www.diversiphd.com) to find out more info or to contact the Pipeline Program.