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).

 

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.