CUNY Service Corps

CUNY SERVICE CORPS

PAID JOB + COMMUNITY SERVICE = SERVICE CORPS

Work in Non-profit and Government Agencies

Recruitment for Fall 2019 to Spring 2020: Applications are open February 8-March 24, 2019

Apply online: cuny.edu/servicecorps

Please email your resume and cover letter to ​servicecorps.citytech@gmail.com​ ​today! Please visit us at L114 to learn more! ________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Eligibility Criteria

For consideration, students must:

    • Be working toward a degree at one of the participating CUNY colleges
    • Be enrolled full-time (12 credits or more) in Spring 2019; plan to enroll full time during the 2019-20 academic year
    • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5
    • Have earned at least 24 college credits by the end of summer 2019
    • Be finished with remedial education needs prior to fall 2019 classes
    • Have the proper work authorization required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

Program Benefits:

  • Earn $15 per hour, 10 hours per week
  • Help fellow New Yorkers
  • Gain work experience
  • Monthly professional development workshops
  • Earn credit in some cases

**​This is a 24-week service commitment**

Potential Projects:

▪ Help develop websites for organizations
▪ Tutor immigrants in English
▪ Help companies plan for future growth
▪ Work in participatory budgeting with local city council members
▪ Help create sustainable buildings

Past placement sites have included​:

9/11 Memorial & Museum, American Museum of Natural History, Brooklyn Navy Yard, ​Federal Reserve Bank of NY, NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene, NYC City Council, Office of Manhattan Borough President, Maimonides Medical Center, Teach for America, US Dept. of Energy Solar Decathlon: Team DURA and more!

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NYC College of Technology, ​CUNY ​Service Corps
Professional Development Center (Welcome Center), 300 Jay Street, 1s​ t​ Fl, L114, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Tel​: 718-260-5846 ​Email​: servicecorps.citytech@gmail.com

Emerging Scholars Program deadline 2/22

The Emerging Scholars Program provides a $500 stipend for full-time students (enrolled for 12 or more credits) and a $250 stipend for part-time students (enrolled in 11 or fewer credits) for conducting research with a faculty member. The purpose of the program is to provide students with an opportunity to apply what was learned in the class room to discover new knowledge, to solve real-world problems and to develop professionally while working with faculty to advance scholarly endeavors. The program includes specially designed workshops for students offered by the Honors Scholars and other programs and participation in a biannual poster session.

Deadline: Friday, February 22nd, 2019 

The Application

Part I can be found at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EmergingScholars

Part II of the application is attached and includes: (1) PREA (Pre-Research Experience Application), (2) CUNYfirst Expense Reimbursement form, (3) W-9.

(1) PREA – Must be completed electronically and signed by both the student and faculty mentor.

(2) CUNYfirst Expense Reimbursement form – Students should clearly write their name, CUNYfirst ID, address, telephone number, City Tech email address and sign the form.

(3) W-9 – Students should complete parts I and II and sign in part III- DO NOT INCLUDE THE SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER ON THE W9 FORM.

(4) An unofficial copy of the student’s transcript, including spring 2019 registration.

Program Requirements:

  • Students must attend the mandatory orientation meeting on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, from 1:00-2:00 PM (Location TBD).
  • All students must complete the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) online training and submit their Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) certificate by March 21, 2019. More information on CITI training can be found at: https://www.citiprogram.org/
  • First-time undergraduate researchers must attend the four Group I workshops. Returning researchers must complete four workshops from Group II. See attached ESP Application Part II for list of spring 2019 workshops or visit: http://www.citytech.cuny.edu/research/esp-crsp.aspx.
  • In collaboration with the faculty mentor, students should prepare a final abstract summarizing the project and accomplishments.  Mentors should proofread, edit, and the student should upload it by Thursday, April 11, 2019 at a Dropbox link provided in the attached Part II of the application. Additionally, students should prepare their poster including final results for the May poster session. The poster file must be uploaded to a Dropbox link by Thursday, April 18, 2019. Signing the consent form indicates permission to publish abstracts and posters on the college website.
  • Students must also participate in the Honors and Research Scholars poster session on Wednesday and Thursday, May 1st and 2nd, 2019.

Please ensure that these materials are submitted by Friday, February 22, 2019 deadline. Please see attached Part II of application for more details and guideline.

For any questions regarding the application and the program please contact: undergraduateresearch@citytech.cuny.edu or visit http://www.citytech.cuny.edu/research/.

2019 CUNY-IBM Watson Social Impact Challenge

REGISTER FOR CUNY-IBM WATSON SOCIAL IMPACT CHALLENGE

OBJECTIVE: Provide CUNY students an opportunity to develop essential skills necessary for successful careers in the 21st Century where AI and machine learning are disrupting all aspect of daily life and the world of work. The essential skills include critical thinking, complex problem solving, communication and team building skills, technological literacy and the ethical and social implications of its use. Students in the competition apply IBM Watson AI technology and Cloud Services to improve the delivery and quality of services provided by an institution of higher education, such as CUNY, or New York City government. Registration ends March 1, 2019, at 11:59 pm.

For more information about the 2019 CUNY-IBM Watson Social Impact Challenge, visit https://blogs.baruch.cuny.edu/ibmwatson2019/

REQUIREMENT: Only students seeking a degree at one of CUNY’s 25 colleges and professional are eligible to participate.

ORIENTATION SESSION & TEAM MEETUP/SOCIAL MIXER: An information session will be held on Thursday, February 7th at Baruch College, 55 Lexington Avenue, Room 3-160 from 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm. The information session will also be streamed – for information on how to access the session via the Internet visit https://blogs.baruch.cuny.edu/ibmwatson2019/

On Friday, February 8th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm there will be a Team Meetup and Social Mixer at Baruch College, 135 E 22nd Street (corner of 22nd St, & Lexington Avenue) Room 301. This is an opportunity to meet other students – discuss project ideas and form teams.

FINAL PROJECT SUBMISSIONS: Teams submit a three-page project Business Case Analysis and a one-minute video as their submission online by April 12, 2019. Ten teams are selected from those submitting the final projects and invited to the final round of the competition (see below). A full schedule of events, workshops, and milestones are available on the website of the Challenge. Examples of projects previously submitted can be seen at https://blogs.baruch.cuny.edu/marxesocialimpact/ .

EARN COURSE CREDITS: Baruch students participating in this Challenge can earn 3 credits by registering for PAF 4199 (undergraduate course) or PAF 9199 (graduate course) offered by the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, Baruch College. Students enrolled at other CUNY colleges and programs must use the e-permit system to register for either of PAF 4199 and PAF 9199. Course requires additional reading, and quizzes in addition to completion of the team project.

FINAL PRESENTATION and CASH PRIZES: Ten teams are selected from the projects submitted and invited to the final round where they compete for $10,000 in cash prizes. The final round will be held on May 3rd from 9:30 am – 1:30 pm.

1st Place Team – $5,000; 2nd Place Team – $3,000; 3rd Place Team – $2,000

Once you register, please send a request to join us at ‘2019 CUNY-IBM Watson Social Impact Challenge’ group on LinkedIn. Please use this page to connect with other participating students and form Teams.

You can also stay connected with us via
Facebook @2019CUNYIBMWatsonSocialImpactChallenge and
Twitter @CUNYCompetition.

Urban Water Innovation Network undergraduate research program

The deadline for the Urban Water Innovation Network undergraduate research program has been extended by a few days!!!

Students will have the opportunity to perform cutting edge research of immediate relevance to people in urban areas at institutions in urban areas across the nation. Students with different research interests in urban water sustainability -social sciences, natural sciences, engineering – are invited to apply.

To apply:  erams.com/UWIN/urp

Application deadline: January 28, 2019 Midnight

Dates: May 29 to August 1, 2019 (9 weeks)

Eligibility: Undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, juniors or first semester seniors. Must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its possessions. Underrepresented minorities and first generation college students are encouraged to apply.

Stipend: $4,500 stipend

Other support:  On-campus or nearby housing, travel assistance. The program starts and ends at Colorado State University in Fort Collins CO.

For more information about UWIN, visit:erams.com/UWIN

For more information about the program, contact Aude Lochet, program coordinator: locheta@caryinstitute.org

 

Apprenticeships at Ugly Duckling Presse

Ugly Duckling Presse is seeking to fill two part-time paid apprenticeships to begin March 2019. Working closely with the UDP Collective, apprentices will undertake important and varied work while learning how a small press operates from every angle and helping to shepherd UDP titles through the editorial, production, and publicity process.

Apprentices play an essential role in running a small press on the day-to-day: from packaging and mailing books, preparing promotional materials, and website maintenance, to executing publicity initiatives and providing production assistance. However, apprentices’ tasks are not limited to in-house administration: they also contribute essential design and editorial work for a range of projects, and work with a high degree of creative and professional flexibility on self-guided projects. Ideal candidates will be exceptionally detail-oriented, organized, and able to self-direct in accordance with time sensitive schedules.

Apprentices must be communicative and open to constructive feedback, passionate about the arts and poetry in particular, and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment while juggling diverse responsibilities. We especially welcome applications from people of color, with disabilities, and of the LGBTQ community.

Apprentices commit to two days per week in the UDP studio, as well as assisting at occasional events, book fairs, and our open-house volunteer days. Apprenticeships are for 15 hours per week at $15/hour.

The yearlong term begins in March 2019. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Sarah Lawson at office@uglyducklingpresse.org by
February 11, 2019. Please indicate that you are applying for the March 2019 Apprenticeship in the subject line.

Apply for the Carl J. Couch Internet Research Award 2019

CALL FOR AWARD APPLICATIONS
Carl J. Couch Internet Research Award 2019
Sponsored by the Carl Couch Center for Social and Internet Research

http://www.cccsir.com/

The Carl Couch Center issues an international call for student-authored papers to be considered for Carl J. Couch Internet Research Award. The Couch Center welcomes both theoretical and empirical papers that apply symbolic interactionist approaches to internet studies.

According to basic symbolic interactionist premises, what we understand as self, identity, relationship, and cultural formations are constructed dialogically and interactively.  While the works of George H. Mead, Georg Simmel, Erving Goffman and other leading symbolic interactionists have been integral to the study of social interaction, Carl Couch was among the first from this tradition to suggest the importance of engaging in the study of mediated interaction. It is critical that symbolic interactionists move boldly forward, beyond Couch’s initial suggestion, to study what has become for many a dominant form of communication in their everyday life.

Whether we research identities, emotion, memory, family, work, career, presentations of self, deception, love, loss or other areas, the impact of mediated communication is felt by those interacting within it.  As internet-related media continue to influence our everyday interactions–not only with other people but also with technologies, devices, algorithms, platform parameters, and so forth–it becomes crucial for symbolic interactionists to attend to the role of these mediating factors in the interaction process.

We encourage any paper that uses a symbolic interactionist approach in internet studies. We also encourage papers that explore the interface between deliberate social interaction and structured (or automated) interactions sponsored or enacted by various technological features, exploring not only how identities, relations, and social formations are negotiated through social interactions, but also how these interactions are mediated further through the use or capacities of various technologies.

Papers will be evaluated based on the quality of (1) mastery of symbolic interactionist approaches and concepts, (2) originality, (3) organization, (4) presentation, and (5) advancement of knowledge. Those contemplating entering should note that an interactionist approach demands thoughtful analysis, and not mere description, of social interactions. Evaluation will be administered by a Review Committee of:

Dr. Camille Johnson-Yale, Lake Forest College, Illinois

Dr. Lois Scheidt, Indiana University, Bloomington

Dr. Shing-Ling Sarina Chen, University of Northern Iowa

Competition is open to graduate or undergraduate students of all disciplines. Works that are published or accepted for publication are not eligible for award consideration. Entries should be in English and not exceed 30 pages (approximately 7500 words) in length, including references and appendices. Limit of one entry per student per year.

*Winner of the award will receive a monetary prize of $300.00*.

Candidates should send a copy of their paper electronically, along with information concerning the location and level of their studies, to Shing-Ling Sarina Chen, sarina.chen@uni.edu.  Application deadline is April
15, 2019.

Notification of award will be sent by November 1, 2019.

Those with questions or comments about Couch Award application, please

contact:

Shing-Ling Sarina Chen
Lang Hall 326
Dept. of Communication Studies
Univ. of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA 50614
USA

sarina.chen@uni.edu

MIT Summer Research Internship

MIT summer scholars 2019 flyerDownload Summer Scholars 2019 flyer

The MIT Materials Research Laboratory and the Materials Research Science & Engineering Center sponsor a summer research internship program for rising junior and senior undergraduates in the science and engineering fields. We would be grateful if you would bring it to the attention of your students by posting or forwarding the attached flyer where your students will see it, or pass it on to an appropriate department for posting.

This challenging program brings promising students to MIT to learn and perform research in laboratories in a broad selection of materials science subfields. In addition to providing a stipend and round-trip travel expenses, we host presentations and group discussions on topics relevant to materials scientists, such as graduate school, careers in materials science, creating effective poster presentations, and management of intellectual property. At the conclusion of the program, the students present their individual research results at a poster session. The summer research internship, offered each year since 1983, affords students an invaluable experience in top-notch cutting edge research.

The summer scholars program is funded by the National Science Foundation REU program (grant number DMR-1419807). MIT is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Internship Opportunities at the American Philosophical Society Library

2019-2020 Fellowship and Internship Opportunities at the American Philosophical Society Library

The American Philosophical Society Library in Philadelphia invites applications for long and short-term research fellowships for scholars working in all fields, and especially those working on projects pertaining to the history of science, technology, and medicineearly American history; and Native American and Indigenous Studies.  The Library is also accepting applications for its 8-week Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) Summer Undergraduate Internship program.

The strongest applications will demonstrate a clear need to consult materials housed in the APS Library and will list which collections will be used during the fellowship term. Comprehensive, searchable guides and finding aids to our collections are available online at www.amphilsoc.org/library [amphilsoc.org].

Undergraduate Internships

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) Summer Undergraduate Internship

These paid 8-week internships provide three talented undergraduates with the opportunity to conduct research, to explore career possibilities in archives and special collections, and to learn about advanced training in Native American and Indigenous Studies and related fields. The internship will take place from mid-June to mid-August 2019. During this time students will work at the APS Library and will also have the opportunity to travel to Native communities to share their work. The stipend is between $3000 and $3500 (depending on housing costs), plus a travel allowance.

Further information about the internship and application process can be found at https://apply.interfolio.com/56020 [apply.interfolio.com].

Faculty and Staff researchers should review the additional opportunities below.

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Internship Opportunities – Museums and Cultural Institutions

CUNY Arts offers resources for students interested in arts and culture in New York. This is a great resource to find out about opportunities throughout the city. But it’s also a great resource to find out about internships at various arts and cultural institutions throughout the city! Browse through the different institutions with opportunities for jobs, internships, and volunteering. Be sure to click on each borough to see the full range of opportunities!

While you’re on the site, be sure to check out all the arts and cultural institutions that offer free or discounted admission with a CUNY ID–what a great way to spend Winter Break!

Warm-water Aquatic Ecology

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program
Warm-water Aquatic Ecology
Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, USA
Summer 2019: May 19 to July 28
 
Overview: We are excited to invite applications from undergraduate students to participate in a National Science Foundation supported summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program focused on the ecology of southeastern ponds, rivers, reservoirs, and estuaries.  Ten undergraduate students will work closely with a team of Auburn University faculty to explore aquatic ecosystems, complete a student-driven research project, participate in a variety of professional development and social activities, develop and lead an outreach project, and share their research findings in a symposium at the conclusion of the program.  Participants will work closely with our mentors to develop an interdisciplinary project involving complementary fields, such as community ecology, limnology, evolution, fisheries management, molecular biology, conservation, biogeochemistry, biodiversity, and microbiology.  The program will run from May 19 to July 28, 2019 (10 weeks).
 
Flyer: Please help us advertise the program by posting our flyer at your institution – http://wilsonlab.com/reu/pubs/reu_flyer.pdf  
 
Eligibility: All applicants who are interested in receiving NSF support must currently be a (1) U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or permanent resident and (2) an undergraduate freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior graduating no earlier than September 2019 or a high school senior that will start their undergraduate education the following fall semester after the REU program.  We are especially encouraging students from traditionally under-represented groups in biology (i.e., African-Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, other Pacific Islanders, students with disabilities, first generation college students, and U.S. veterans) as well as students from institutions with limited research opportunities (e.g., community colleges) or students in financial need to apply.  The online application is available at http://wilsonlab.com/reu/application.html
 
Support: Participants will receive a stipend ($5,500) plus housing and subsistence, financial assistance for travel to and from Auburn, and support for lab and field supplies.  For full consideration, on-line applications must be received by 1 February 2019.
 
International students: Although not financially supported by our REU Site, we are also open to including a few strongly motivated and self-funded international students in our REU Site research and professional development activities.

Contact information: For more information about the REU Site, visit http://wilsonlab.com/reu/ or contact Dr. Alan Wilson (wilson@auburn.edu).