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: email@example.com
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.
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 medicine; early 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].
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.
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!
Contact information: For more information about the REU Site, visit http://wilsonlab.com/reu/ or contact Dr. Alan Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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
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.
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.
- 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
- 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
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.
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
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
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.
Thank you all for your support of this program!
Undergraduate Leadership Director and Administrative Specialist
The Futures Initiative
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.