OpenLab Internship with Early-Adopter

A great opportunity brought to you by the OpenLab and Early-Adopter, developers of the OpenLab:

Job Title:

OpenLab Design Team Intern

Job Description:

This internship is being offered in partnership by City Tech’s OpenLab and, LLC, a New York-based interactive design studio.

Early-Adopter, the group of developers building and refining the OpenLab, is seeking a crack squad of web design, information architecture and development ninjas to work on the OpenLab, City Tech’s open-source digital platform for students, faculty, and staff.

The OpenLab is a large WordPress and Buddypress-based project with thousands of users and complex feature sets; a team of highly-skilled professionals is needed to keep it moving forward. As a Design Team Intern, you will get unbeatable experience working in a team environment and solving the kinds of problems that only occur in large systems, preparing you for the challenges you’ll face working for some of the most dynamic and exciting companies. You will hone your IA, design, and PHP skills, and gain valuable experience working with and thinking about WordPress, one of the leading open source content management systems.

OpenLab Design Team Interns will work on creating thorough documentation of OpenLab’s existing structure, building complex and highly detailed wireframes, site maps, entity relationship diagrams, and process flow charts. They will also collaborate with other team members, including OpenLab Student Community Builders, to develop and document proposed enhancements to site functionality, and to create design mockups of changes to the site’s appearance. In addition, interns will work with professional developers on the site’s PHP, HTML, CSS and Javascript code, and participate in beta testing, browser testing, and bug fixing.

This is a unique internship, beginning now and continuing for the Spring 2013 semester. Applicants who can only commit to one semester will also be considered.

Required Skills:
Ability to think carefully and systematically about complex systems.
Great Information Architecture skills.
Excellent HMTL and CSS Skills.

Basic understanding of PHP concepts and Javascript, and some experience creating custom WordPress templates are highly desirable.

Academic Requirements
3.0 GPA or better and a recommendation from a web design instructor.

Pay Rate:
$12.50 per hour.

Hours Per Week:
8 hours per week at’s offices in Manhattan (Broadway and Houston) and from home. Schedule flexible.

Start Date:
Early-Adopter will begin interviewing applicants soon. Positions will begin after interviewing is complete.

To Apply:
Contact us at Please send a resume, a few links to your online work, and a short note describing your interest in the position and how your experiences qualify you for it. If you already work within the CUNY system or for the Research Foundation of CUNY, please note that, too.

Want to start a research project? Come to the Research Mixer 12/5, 3-5:00!

Each semester, the Coordination of Undergraduate Research Committee sponsors a Research Mixer for students and faculty to learn about research projects at City Tech and to meet interested collaborators. That means that if you’re a student, you can come to the Research Mixer to meet a research mentor. Faculty members, you can join the Research Mixer to meet students interested in working with you on a research project.

Image: Research Mixer Fall 2012 flyer

The Research Mixer has now become part of the festivities during the Student Research Poster Session. Click on the poster for more details. We hope to see you in Klitgord Gym on Wednesday, December 5th from 3:00-5:00pm!

Jonas E. Salk Scholarships


The Jonas E. Salk Scholarships were created by the Board of Estimate of the
City of New York in 1955 to honor the City College graduate who developed the
first anti-polio vaccine. They are awarded annually to eight graduates of the
senior colleges of The City University of New York who have demonstrated sound
character, outstanding scholarship and the promise of significant contribution to
medical research. The scholarship winners receive a total of $8,000 * ($2,000 per
year for four-year medical schools) to help defray the expenses of study for the
M.D., Ph.D. or D.Sc in Biomedical Sciences or D.O. degree.
*Subject to approval of the CUNY Board of Trustees

Salk Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

Undergraduates and recent graduates of the senior colleges of The City University
of New York who have received an acceptance for admission in September
2013 to the first year of an American university in pursuit of the M.D., Ph.D. or
D.Sc. in Biomedical Sciences, or D.O. degree are eligible for nomination.

Please send your nominations to:
Dr. Suresh Tewani
Preprofessional Advisor
Chemistry Department