Hudson River Park Internships

Hudson River Park is hiring paid seasonal Environmental Educators and seasonal Field Science Assistants! Hudson River Park’s River Project team conducts research and offers hands-on STEM programming to communicate the ecological importance of the Park’s 400-acre Estuarine Sanctuary as a living laboratory for community engagement, stewardship and learning. These seasonal positions are a great opportunity for college students or recent graduates to gain experience in environmental education, science communication and field science.

Find more information below and in the attached job descriptions:

  • Two term lengths: 12 weeks or 30 weeks
  • Start date: Tuesday, June 4th
  • Work schedule: Tuesdays-Saturdays, 30-35 hours/week
  • Pay rate: $20/hour

Positions available in other departments within the Park can be found on the Careers page. 

collection of photos of students working in the Hudson River Park program

2024 Velay Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

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Image from the Velay Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship website

The Velay Scholars Research Fellowship, offered by the CUNY Office of Reseach, is designed to provide undergraduate students with immersive research experiences. By participating in the Summer Velay Program, students will have the opportunity to:

  • Engage in cutting-edge research across a wide range of disciplines.
  • Work closely with esteemed faculty mentors on meaningful research projects.
  • Develop essential skills in critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication.
  • Connect with a diverse community of scholars and peers who share their passion for inquiry and discovery.

This program is open to students from all academic backgrounds who are eager to dive deep into the world of research and make a tangible impact in their fields of interest. The projected timeline for the fellowship will be from Mon. June 3rd – Thurs. August 8th, 2024, which will culminate in a poster presentation to highlight the research done during the summer. Upon full completion of the program, students will receive a $5,000 stipend.

Eligibility:

  • All CUNY undergraduates  interested in careers in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.
  • CUNY undergraduates completing their sophomore or junior year may apply.
  • CUNY Community College students with at least 30 credits at the time of application are also encouraged to apply.

Eligible students are encouraged to visit the Velay Scholars Research Fellowship program website to learn more about the Velay Scholars Research Fellowship and access the online application portal. There is also an FAQ section for common questions students might have about the program. The application deadline is Friday, March 25th, 2024.

Velay Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship @ CUNY Application

If you have any questions or would like more information about the Velay Scholars Research Fellowship, please feel free to reach out to Veer Shetty (veer.shetty@cuny.edu).

Undergraduate Summer Workshop at Syracuse University’s iSchool

From Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies:

Join our nine-week residential research experience in 2023, funded by the National Science Foundation. College students from all social science disciplines are welcome.

Undergraduates from all social science disciplines are welcome to apply to this summer 2023 experience at the Syracuse campus in beautiful upstate New York. Successful applicants will receive $6000 in stipend funding plus free meals and housing.

Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies (iSchool) has excelled for more than 25 years at providing education for students interested in technology and its impacts on industry, education, health, the environment, and other sectors.

The research experience includes learning about text analysis, conducting a social science research project using data provided by professors, and opportunities for professional development and mentoring. Successful applicants will receive $6000 in stipend funding plus free meals and housing. Undergraduate students from colleges and universities other that Syracuse University are eligible for this funding.

Visit our website for more information and to fill out the online application form.

NASA Internships

Today at the 20th Semi-Annual Research Mixer, a representative from NASA came to talk about internship opportunities! He recommended checking out Intern.NASA.gov and look at the Opportunities/Projects. The closest location is at Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) so filter for that Center, and for the Summer 2020 session. There are many opportunities available, so do some research and prepare your application (remember, get your letters of recommendation and transcripts for the application). Applications are due March 8th, so add this to the top of your to-do list! New internships are being added all the time, so keep reading!

Looking for a Fall 2020 internship? Bookmark Intern.NASA.gov and check back again later!

Undergraduate Leadership Opportunity for CUNY Students! Due 6/10

A fantastic opportunity for CUNY Undergraduates from our friends at The Futures Initiative:

CUNY-Wide Undergraduate Leadership and Democracy Opportunity

Please share with CUNY undergraduate students – Apply here by June 10, 2019 ! 

[Editor’s note: This newsletter has been updated with correct links to the application form. Please disregard the earlier version. Thank you.]

Dear Colleagues, Students, Alumni, and Friends,

The Futures Initiative Leadership and Democracy Program provides up to thirty undergraduate students from any CUNY college 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 opportunities designed to build community leadership skills and support success in school and beyond.

This year, the Futures Initiative is pleased to announce a partnership with the Promise and Perils of Democracy project supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. In addition to the focus on leadership and peer mentoring, the 2019-2020 fellowship program cohort will address questions of democracy and informed public engagement.

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 opportunities designed to build community leadership skills and support success in school and beyond.

We invite you to apply here by June 10, 2019 for this program.

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. 

Thank you all for your interest in this program!

Best,
Lauren Melendez
Undergraduate Leadership Director and Administrative Specialist
The Futures Initiative
The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Kashema Hutchinson
Co-Director of the Undergraduate Leadership Program, The Futures Initiative
Doctoral Fellow, Urban Education
The Graduate Center, City University of New York

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.

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:

â–Ş Help develop websites for organizations
â–Ş Tutor immigrants in English
â–Ş Help companies plan for future growth
â–Ş Work in participatory budgeting with local city council members
â–Ş 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/.

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.

MIT Summer Research Internship

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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.

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).