SUBMERGE Marine Science Festival in Hudson River Park

Volunteer opportunity description

SUBMERGE’s mission is to inspire audiences of all ages by educating them on marine science and ecosystem health. Volunteers will help run the Welcome Tent, Discovery Lab, Photo Booth, Information Tent and other activities going on throughout the day. Other activities for children include experiments, live scuba dive shows, catch & release fishing and many other sources of entertainment. This is a great opportunity for you to help your community and help the public learn more about New York City’s coastal waters.

Requirements

Over 18 years old, at least a 3 hour time commitment.

There are two volunteer sessions available. The morning session will run from 10:00am-1:30pm, the afternoon session will go from 1:30pm-5:00pm.

T-shirt, Morning snacks, and coffee will be provided, along with a lunch for all volunteers.

Please submit a request through NYC Service to attend and we will follow up wtih more details if space is available.

Our volunteer needs

We need volunteers on these days:
September 22, 2018

Volunteer opportunity location(s)

Volunteer opportunity locations map

Student Undergraduate Researchers: make a home for your poster in Academic Works!

Students participating in City Tech’s various undergraduate research, honors, and  emerging scholars initiatives are invited and encouraged to submit their posters to CUNY Academic Works. Academic Works preserves your poster and, more importantly, provides you a stable link to your work that you can add to your resume, CV, or portfolio!

What is CUNY Academic Works? CUNY Academic Works is an online repository of research, scholarship, and creative works produced by the CUNY community. All content in CUNY Academic Works is freely available to everyone, and if
someone searches your name or research topic using Google, there’s a good chance your work will be in the search results! step-by-step guide to submitting to Academic Works for student posters


This poster won 1st place for outstanding group research project in the spring 2018 Honors and Undergraduate Research Scholars Poster Presentation. Academic Works provides a permanent virtual home for the poster and makes it easy to find the poster via Google.

Group research team poster winner, Spring 2018

Group research team poster winner, Spring 2018

Winning poster for group research as it appears in Academic Works

Winning poster for group research as it appears in Academic Works

 

 

Questions? Contact me! Prof. Monica Berger mberger@citytech.cuny.edu. More information available at http://cityte.ch/poster

Call for Interns: Organize a YOUth-Led Summit on Education Justice, Art, and Activism!

Call for Interns: Organize a YOUth-Led Summit on Education Justice, Art, and Activism!

Deadline: Fri, July 13, 2018

Description: Are you interested in youth organizing? Do you want to be part of a growing youth activist movement? Are you interested in having a voice on school policies affecting YOUth? Do you think you deserve a better education?  Join a team of youth interns from across NYC to organize a YOUth-Led Summit on Education Justice, Art, and Activism! We’re looking for artists, organizers, strategic thinkers, social-media aces, and tech-savvy woke folx between the ages of 15-20. No experience necessary.

Eligibility: NYC youth between ages of 15-20.

Sponsored by: Allies in Education: Building Coalitions for Youth-Driven Research and Advocacy research team as part of the Mellon Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research from the Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY.

Click here to learn more about this call for interns and to apply.

Due 6/1: Futures Initiative Undergraduate Leadership Opportunity

CUNY-Wide Undergraduate Leadership Opportunity

Please share with CUNY undergraduate students – Apply here by June 1, 2018 ! 

Dear Colleagues, Students, Alumni, and Friends,

The Futures Initiative Leadership Program provides up to twenty-five undergraduate students from any CUNY campus with opportunities to develop leadership and peer mentoring skills. Students will receive a stipend for their contribution as well as support for transportation and cultural enrichment activities.They will participate in a variety of professional development workshops and and opportunities designed to build community leadership skills and support success in school and beyond.

This year’s program will combine a one-day summer institute with regular opportunities to meet, reflect, gain new skills, and join in intellectual discussions at the Graduate Center, while also helping to provide resources, advice, and support to fellow students throughout the academic year. Students 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, and contribution to a larger public good.

We invite you to apply for this program by completing the Application form by Friday June 1.

For more details about the program, including eligibility and participation requirements, please visit our website. For a glimpse into last year’s program, visit http://futuresinitiative.org/mentors

Evidence to Action Intern with the International Rescue Committee

Job Description

Job Title: Evidence to Action Intern
Band / Level / Grade: Intern
Department: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Unit
Location: New York, NY
Overtime Eligible: (per local law) N/a

Background/IRC Summary:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC works with people forced to flee from war, conflict and disaster and the host communities which support them, as well as those who remain within their homes and communities. At work today in over 40 countries and 26 U.S. cities, we improve outcomes in the areas of health, safety, economic wellbeing, education and power. Given the disparity faced by women and girls, we specifically seek to narrow inequalities in the outcomes we seek, and to ensure that women and girls achieve equally to men and boys.

The IRC is examining the evidence-base available underpinning key interventions in a variety of sectors in development and conflict contexts as part of strategic planning, and is working to use this evidence to systematically improve our decision-making. The IRC’s Research, Evaluation, and Learning Unit is leading this effort.

Job Overview/Summary:

The Evidence to Action Intern will assist in searching for, analyzing, and synthesizing research evidence for the purposes of improving IRC’s programs. This work directly feeds into the IRC’s efforts to become an outcomes-driven and evidence-based organization, and will allow us to rapidly prototype and adapt various evidence synthesis products that can feed directly into decision-making by our staff as well as external stakeholders. The intern will report to the Officer, Evidence to Action. This position is part time, and will start on or around June 8th and will end on or around August 24th.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Performing desk research on the impact of relevant humanitarian interventions
  • Drafting evidence synthesis and dissemination products on topics relevant to humanitarian work
  • Managing and editing extracted data from research articles
  • Copy editing and formatting key documents related to the Outcomes and Evidence Framework
  • Helping maintain evidence databases, including parts of the interactive Outcomes and Evidence Framework

Learning Outcomes:

  • Synthesize research for informed humanitarian decision-making
  • Communicate research results to key stakeholders
  • Observe, interact, and network with different NGO partners and IRC staff

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to: Officer, Evidence to Action
    Position directly supervises:
    None
  • Indirect Reporting: None

Job Requirements:

Education: Pursuing or recently graduated bachelor’s or master’s degree in a Social Science or other relevant field.

Work Experience: Previous experience as a research assistant, experience with literature reviews, or report writing.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies: Ability to carry out searches for research evidence. Ability to write straightforward summaries of research findings. Detail-oriented, ability to enter data into Excel.

Language Skills: English required.

 

Working Environment: Standard office work environment.

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The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

IRC et les employés de IRC doivent adhérer aux valeurs et principes contenus dans le IRC WAY (normes de conduite professionnelle). Ce sont l’Intégrité, le Service, et la Responsabilité. En conformité avec ces valeurs, IRC opère et fait respecter les politiques sur la protection des bénéficiaires contre l’exploitation et les abus, la protection de l’enfant, le harcèlement sur les lieux de travail, l’intégrité financière, et les représailles.

 

CUNY Service Corps – Puerto Rico

CUNY Service Corps – Puerto Rico

The City University of New York is pleased to announce an exciting partnership with Governor Andrew Cuomo!  Launching in summer 2018, CUNY Service Corps – Puerto Rico will enable students at CUNY to play a meaningful role in The New York Stands with Puerto Rico Recovery and Rebuilding Effort. The State of New York is mobilizing students from both CUNY and SUNY to travel to Puerto Rico this summer and work with non-profit organizations already rebuilding on the ground. The Service Corps is looking for motivated, hard-working students to be a part of this service community.

Participating students will:

  • Work with skilled trade professionals performing building and construction tasks to help rebuild communities and neighborhoods in Puerto Rico
  • Earn a stipend
  • Earn academic credit
  • Build workplace and community service skills

Important Program Facts:

  • The program will operate from mid-June to early August in Puerto Rico. Exact dates will be available soon.
  • Students must have the required documentation to travel to Puerto Rico.  Examples include a U.S. passport, state-issued driver’s license, state-issued photo identification card, U.S. passport card, US military ID, or a permanent resident card.
  • Students must be able to commit to a 2-week, 4-week or 6-week service project.  Students who apply will be asked to indicate their availability in 2-week blocks during the program.

To be eligible for CUNY Service Corps – Puerto Rico, students must:

  • Be matriculated in a degree program at a CUNY college at the time of application
  • Be currently enrolled in Spring 2018
  • Be planning to enroll in Fall 2018
  • Be in good academic standing at their college and have a GPA of at least 2.5
  • Have earned at least 24 college credits by end of Spring 2018 (18 credits for community college students)
  • Have the required documentation for domestic travel
  • Be committed: CUNY Service Corps – Puerto Rico is a two- to six-week commitment
  • Be willing to perform construction related tasks (under the supervision of a trained professional)
  • Be interested in serving as a CUNY ambassador in a setting that requires professional behavior

The application is due on May 13, 2018.  The link to the application is here: https://cunySUD.formstack.com/forms/sc_puerto_rico_app

Other Important Dates – TENTATIVE

  • Group Interviews: Week of May 21, 2018
  • Notification of Acceptance: May 25, 2018
  • Orientation/Pre-service training: Week of May 28, 2018

Pediatric / Developmental Psychology Research Opportunity

SPRING INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY
PEDIATRIC / DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH
NYU School of Medicine: NYC H+H/Bellevue and NYC H+H/Woodhull
The Bellevue Project for Early Language, Literacy, and Education Success (BELLE Project) in the Department of Pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine is a team that examines parenting interventions designed to improve child development outcomes in at-risk populations.

We currently have openings for fall interns (unpaid) to join our teams at NYC Health + Hospitals/ Bellevue in Manhattan and NYC Health + Hospitals/ Woodhull in Brooklyn. This is a great opportunity for students who are looking to be involved in research or healthcare. Openings for undergraduate and graduate students are available.

At Bellevue: You will be a part of Smart Beginnings, a randomized controlled trial of parenting interventions taking place in collaboration with NYU Steinhardt and the University of Pittsburgh. In particular, you will have the opportunity to participate in assessments with infant / parent dyads that take place in the hospital as well as in participants’ homes. You must be willing to travel to participants’ homes across NYC. Spanish proficiency is preferred but not required.

At Woodhull: You will be part of the Video Interaction Project (VIP) team at Woodhull. VIP is a parent education program that is offered as part of well-child pediatric care at Woodhull. You will have the opportunity to help with recruitment into the program; to conduct outreach with hospital staff, patients, and the community about the program; and to learn about the research studies at this site. Spanish proficiency is required in order to be placed at Woodhull.

At both sites, you will have the opportunity to learn about developmental/pediatric research, to learn about the intervention programs being offered, and to interact with an interdisciplinary team of researchers and clinical staff. In addition your responsibilities will include: providing childcare during assessments and intervention sessions; preparing materials for assessments and sessions; administrative tasks such as filing, data entry, and videotape copying; scheduling and tracking participants; video coding; transcribing; assistance with other operational aspects of study.
Candidates must:

  • Have some background in psychology, child development, education, medicine/pre-medicine, public health, or other related field
  • Have computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Excel.
  • Be comfortable in a collaborative environment, yet able to work independently
  • Be extremely detail-oriented and organized
  • Be able to work responsibly and competently with sensitive patient information
  • At Bellevue, you must be willing to participate in home visits with participants across NYC; you must be comfortable providing childcare to young children and toddlers
  • At Woodhull, you must be proficient in Spanish

Notes about this opportunity:

  • For spring interns: a minimum commitment of 8-10 hours per week for a full semester is required (hours must be on weekdays between 9 and 5).
  • Preference is given to candidates who wish to continue involvement additional semesters or summers.
  • Please indicate your location preference in your application, note that we cannot guarantee this site and that you may be expected to occasionally visit the other site.

If interested, please e-mail your resume or CV to Yuliya Gurevich at belle.jobs@gmail.com. Please include “BELLE volunteering” in the subject line.

Applications for the spring are due by December 4th. Applications received after this date will only be considered on a rolling basis. For more information about our work: www.belle.med.nyu.edu

LSAMP Fall 2017 Application is now Live!

The following message is from Marvin Bennett, City Tech’s AMP Coordinator:

 

Good Afternoon Students and Faculty of New York City College of Technology!

This email is to notify you that the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is now accepting student applications for Fall 2017. Please find the link below:

NYC Alliance Fall 2017 – Spring 2018

 The deadline to apply is August 17, 2017. Please fill out your application as soon as possible!

About the LSAMP program

The LSAMP program was created in November 1992 with the goal of increasing the numbers of under-represented minority students graduating with graduate degrees in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The  ultimate goal of the program is to have these students enter the science workforce and increase its diversity.

Program Benefits

The LSAMP program provides support to you the student and to your mentor while you are in the program. Students are typically accepted to the program for one academic year in the spring or in the fall. This means if a student is admitted in the spring then they continue to work with us to following fall and vice versa. Students who are in the program receive financial support in the form of a stipend and professional support in the form of workshops, international research experience opportunities and trips to state and national research opportunities. Stipends depend on the number of credits that a student has accumulated before they apply to the program and can range from $1000 to $5000 per academic year. Mentors are able to get up to $250 in equipment/reagent purchases reimbursed by the program.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the LSAMP program students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must be interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
  2. Must have a GPA that is greater than 2.8.
  3. Must be taking 12 credits or more at the time of application.
  4. Must major in or plan to major in a STEM major. Including: Biomedical Informatics, Chemical Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Computer Engineering Technology, Computer Information Systems, Computer Systems Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Applied Mathematics and Physics.
  5. Must be a member of an educational minority group including: African American/Black, Alaskan Native, Native American, Hispanic, Native Pacific Islander.

How to Apply

The LSAMP program accepts applications from new students on a rolling basis in the Spring and the Fall. The deadlines for the application are typically at the end of the semester before: this means that the deadline for Spring will be in December and the deadline for Fall in August.

Before applying to the program prospective students must identify a faculty mentor doing research at New York City College of Technology or at another CUNY campus and have the mentor agree  to supervise the student.

Once the mentor has agreed to work with the student then the team must develop a project and create a project title and an abstract or project overview.

Next the student can then apply online using the attached link. Follow the link to the LSAMP page and click on the ‘Sign Up’ button to create a new account (‘Sign in’ if you already have an account). Next, click on the ‘View Scholarships’ link. Then click on the ‘+Apply’ button and begin the application process.

Sincerely,
Marvin Bennett

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 Marvin Bennett
NYCCT AMP Coordinator
mbennett@citytech.cuny.edu
P616, Thurs. 9am-5pm
V806 Weds. 9am-5pm
Phone: 718-260-5529
Fax: 718-260-5524

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.