CAREER BLITZ: Science

Topics Include:

  1. Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences ; Fall 2012 REU
  2. Conservation Law Foundation (CLF); Summer Ocean Program Internship (Boston, MA)
  3. Vermont Natural Resources Council; Summer Interns  (VT)
  4.  Elementis Specialties; Technical Service Chemist (NJ)
  5. John Hopkin’s University Applied Physics Laboratory; Entry Level Technical Professional (MD)
  6. COARE (Center for Oceanic Awareness, Research, and Education); Ocean Communications Intern (CA)
  7. The New York Academy of Sciences; Editorial Assistant (NY)
  8. Millennium Pharmaceuticals; Organic Process Chemist entry-level (MA)

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1. Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences ; Fall 2012 REU

Students will design and conduct independent projects under faculty supervision within several research areas. Tentative dates:  August 30 to November 24, 2012. Each successful REU applicant will receive a stipend paid at competitive rates. Deadline: May 30

For more information and to apply:  http://bit.ly/JI8Paa

2. Conservation Law Foundation (CLF); Summer Ocean Program Internship (Boston)

Conduct a variety of research, writing, and administrative tasks to enrich and promote the advocacy work of its Ocean Conservation program. The Ocean Program intern will primarily assist with creating original content and conducting social media outreach. Deadline May 31

To apply:  http://bit.ly/IB0Qf7

3. Vermont Natural Resources Council; Summer Interns  (VT)

Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) is Vermont’s oldest conservation organization. NRC has four program areas: Energy and Climate Action, Forests and Wildlife, Sustainable Communities, and Water.

Learn about current openings and get application instructions here:  http://bit.ly/IJsKrC 

4.  Elementis Specialties; Technical Service Chemist (NJ)

Elementis is a UK listed global specialty chemicals company. The Technical Service Chemist will be responsible for completion of new application and product development data (for in-house & customer projects). Involves customer support directly through technical visits, telephone and e-mail contact.  http://bit.ly/J7hB1y

5. John Hopkin’s University Applied Physics Laboratory; Entry Level Technical Professional (MD)

APL has entry level opportunities in a number technical areas including but not limited to following:

aerospace, communications engineering, controls engineering, information systems/security, software engineering, space physics, and system engineering/analysis.  http://bit.ly/K6PSNU

6. COARE (Center for Oceanic Awareness, Research, and Education); Ocean Communications Intern (CA)

COARE’s studies oceans and increases public awareness of the earth’s marine environment through educational programs and outreach. Students and recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

For more information:  http://bit.ly/J7hEKz

7. The New York Academy of Sciences; Editorial Assistant (NY)

Editorial Assistant will support the editing and production of approximately 60 eBriefings annually, including liaising with invited conference speakers, freelance science writers, Web Content, Audio/Visual, and Meeting & Event Operations staff, and provide administrative support to the eBriefings Department.  http://bit.ly/Jx5nL7

8. Millennium Pharmaceuticals; Organic Process Chemist entry-level (Cambridge, MA)

Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company combines the innovative science of a leading American biopharmaceutical company with the global assets . The Chemist will work in the Process Chemistry R&D (PCRD) department.

To view this position, search for requisition #7078BR  http://bit.ly/Itn3rR

For additional science opportunities, visit:  http://bit.ly/IsyKxU

 

CAREER BLITZ: Science

CAREER BLITZ: SCIENCE

Topics Include:

1. XenoBiotic Laboratories, INC (XBL); Chemist/Associate Scientist (Plainsboro, NJ)
2. McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC; QC Scientist Intern, Microbiology (Lititz, PA)
3. Roche Group; Microbial Pathology Intern (San Francisco, CA)
4. Merck/MSD; Environmental Monitoring Analyst (Durham, NC)
5. The New York Botanical Garden; Summer 2012 Plant Science Internships
(New York, NY)
6. US Department of Energy; Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI); Fall 2012
7. Annual Dartmouth Engineering Open House and Exposition

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 1. XenoBiotic Laboratories, INC (XBL); Chemist/Associate Scientist (Plainsboro, NJ)
XenoBiotic Laboratories, Inc. (XBL) is a leading contract research laboratory specializing in providing bioanalytical and metabolism services to the pharmaceutical, biotech, and agrochemical industries. Responsibilities include: Preparation of biological samples, Perform routine analytical chemistry assays
Instrument set up, operation, and maintenance, and Support senior staff with experiment set up and execution. For more information: http://bit.ly/HXvL3q

2. McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC; QC Scientist Intern, Microbiology (Lititz, PA)
Duties include: perform physical preparation of microbiological testing media, aseptic sample collection and microorganism Gram staining, maintain standards of laboratory housekeeping and documentation practices, microbiological testing media in accordance with Company test methods. Awareness of aspetic technique is required. Apply at: http://bit.ly/HV1lBL

3. Roche Group; Microbial Pathology Intern (San Francisco, CA)
The intern will work with scientists to help advance computational projects in infectious disease. Expected duration of the internship is 3 months (June to August), but may be extended under exceptional circumstances. Potential project focus areas: Host pathogen interactions, gene regulation in bacteria, comparative genomics, mining of next-gen sequencing (NGS) data. To apply: http://bit.ly/IW36sy

4. Merck/MSD; Environmental Monitoring Analyst (Durham, NC)
Merck is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and consumer health products, as well as animal health products. The EM Analyst is responsible for supporting the Facility Environmental Monitoring programs that directly support the Durham Vaccine Manufacturing Facility Integrated Process Team (IPT) and the site value stream map, while actively supporting, participating in and embracing an empowered team culture. Required Qualifications: Bachelors degree in Microbiology, Biological Sciences, Chemistry. Apply at: http://bit.ly/HV1uVA

5. The New York Botanical Garden; Summer 2012 Plant Science Internships (New York, NY)
The New York Botanical Garden is now accepting applications for the Summer 2012 term for internships in Plant Science. Gain valuable laboratory experience working with world-renowed scientists in systematic botany, molecular phylogenetics, structural botany, genomics, bioinformatics, geographic information systems, and economic botany. Deadline: May 18 For more information, visit: http://bit.ly/Ja87Et

6. US Department of Energy; Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI); Fall 2012
Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 17 DOE National Laboratories. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects related to ongoing programs. Duration of 16 weeks for the Fall (August through December). Deadline: May 31 http://bit.ly/Ja8dMi

7. Annual Dartmouth Engineering Open House and Exposition
Friday, April 20, 2012 5:30-8:00 PM
Thayer School of Engineering – Tours, exhibits and demonstrations offered by Thayer School faculty, students, and engineers from local industry.  Refreshments will be served. http://bit.ly/JjZs1B

 

 

 

For additional science opportunities, visit: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~csrc/students/careers/science.html

CAREER BLITZ: Science

Topics Include:
1. Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevent Studies; Internship Program (NYC)
2. The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Science and Technology Policy (STP); Junior Fellowships (DC)
3.  Merck & Co; Pharmacology Intern (Boston, MA)
4. SRI International; Student Associate, Behavioral Neurochemistry (Menlo Park, CA)
5. The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA); Conservation Science and Education Intern (Silver Spring, MD)
6. Chemical Heritage Editorial Internship (Philadelphia, PA)
7. Dartmouth Program: Diverse-IT: Examining the Sex of Information Technology
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1. Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevent Studies; Internship Program (NYC)
CHIBPS is a center for research on the topics of HIV and substance use. They provide numerous training opportunities for students at both the undergraduate and graduate level interested in gaining research experience. CHIBPS offers internships during the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters.
 
2. The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Science and Technology Policy (STP); Junior Fellowships (DC)
The EERE STP Fellowships will provide an opportunity  to participate in policy-related projects at DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. You’ll learn the federal government’s role in the creation and implementation of policies that will affect energy technology development and contribute to the implementation of energy policies. Fellowships are for 2 years.
 
3.  Merck & Co; Pharmacology Intern (Boston, MA)
Merck is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and consumer health products, as well as animal health products. Intern will work to perform a series of in vitro pharmacology studies with multiple doses will support their asthma programs / target validation projects. This is a 9-11 week, paid internship beginning in June 2012.   Search by the internship id #PHA001058 or job title at  http://bit.ly/HqeGTh
4. SRI International; Student Associate, Behavioral Neurochemistry (Menlo Park, CA)
SRI International is a leader in the development of new products for the treatment and diagnosis of disease, primarily in the areas of cancer, infectious disease, neuroscience, and immunology. The Center for Neuroscience in is looking to hire two Student Associates (summer internships) to provide hands-on lab and data base assistance in the Behavioral Neurochemistry Program.
5. The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA); Conservation Science and Education Intern (Silver Spring, MD)
Assist with AZA’s Animal Programs, Professional Development and Education Programs, 5-year Climate Initiative, and the production of Animal Care Manuals and Annual Report on Conservation and Science.
Unpaid volunteer internship is offered on a full-time basis for a 3 month duration. http://bit.ly/HrvtD8  
 
6. Chemical Heritage Editorial Internship (Philadelphia, PA)
Work with Chemical Heritage editorial and production staff. The intern will work on long and short-term projects resulting in the timely publication of a four-color history of science magazine with a circulation of 20,000. The magazine is published three times a year and offers paid internships for each issue: Fall, Spring, and Summer. Summer  Deadline: April 15.
7. Dartmouth Program: Diverse-IT: Examining the Sex of Information Technology
April 12 (Thurs )at 4:30 PM, Haldeman 041
Panel discussion exploring the role of gender in the development and use of information technologies, and the implications for ensuring vibrancy in the fields of computer science and engineering.
For additional science opportunities, visit: http://bit.ly/IsyKxU

Career Blitz: Science

Topics Include:

1. Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study Research Program (MIDAS), University of Pittsburgh Med School

2. Research in Wireless Communications (REU), Montana State University

3. AWIS Internship Program: Washington, DC

4. Industry Program Intern, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy; Seattle, WA (Postgrad)

5. Natural Resources Defense Council’s China Program Intern; Beijing

6. Intern, The National Academies

7. Summer Student Research Program, National Center for Toxicological Research

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1. Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study Research Program (MIDAS), University of Pittsburgh Med School

The MIDAS Summer Undergraduate Research Program will be held May 21­July 27, 2012. Through this ten-week Summer Research Program, participants will gain an appreciation of major research questions being raised at the intersection of public health, biological science, and computer technology. Deadline: March 2.

For more information, visit: www.midas.pitt.edu/srp.

2. Research in Wireless Communications (REU), Montana State University

The Research Experience for Undergraduates program at Montana State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering runs from June 4-August 10, 2012. Some program highlights include: $4,000 stipend, housing at MSU, meal allowance, state of the art wireless research facilities, faculty-student mentoring, and weekend outings and social activities. Deadline: March 15

To view the application, visit: http://www.coe.montana.edu/ee/REU/.

3. AWIS Internship Program: Washington, DC

The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) takes great interest in helping young women gain skills compatible with their studies in science technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).  Our program allows women seeking careers in STEM to explore and develop expertise that can be applied across all disciplines.

Applications for summer 2012 will be considered beginning in April 2012.

For more information, see: http://www.awis.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=475.

4. Industry Program Intern, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy; Seattle, WA (Postgrad)

ACEEE, a leading national nonprofit research organization based in Washington, D.C., seeks an intern for its Industry Program, to work in industrial energy efficiency policy and combined heat and power, in Seattle, Washington. ACEEE is dedicated to advancing and deploying energy efficiency technologies, policies, and programs as a means of promoting economic prosperity, energy security, and environmental protection.  This is a 6 week internship.

To view more information, visit: http://www.aceee.org/about/jobs/internship-opening-industry-program-int.

5. Natural Resources Defense Council’s China Program Intern; Beijing

The interns will work within a specific project area and will learn how policy research and advocacy is carried out by a leading non-profit environmental organization. Interns will provide assistance in research and analysis of policies, drafting and editing of written materials, and implementation of project activities. Interns will have the opportunity to participate in internal and external meetings and discussions as appropriate. Deadline: March 1

To view other positions and applications, go to: https://nrdc-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=69&company_id=16427&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=992390&bycountry=0&bystate=0&bylocation=&keywords=&byCat=&tosearch=yes

6. Intern, The National Academies

College intern position for the department of Division on Engineering & Physical Sciences . Student should be majoring in physics, astronomy, chemistry, biology, or geology or related field. Applicant should have long-term career goals in space science research, applications, or policy.

To see more information, visit: http://tbe.taleo.net/NA4/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=NAS&cws=1&rid=7214

7. Summer Student Research Program,  National Center for Toxicological Research

Summer research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students are available in Arkansas at the National Center for Toxicological Research. This program is designed for science and mathematics students preparing for future careers in toxicology, regulatory science, or related scientific disciplines. This 10-week summer program provides hands-on research and laboratory experience mentored by FDA scientists. Stipends are determined by the level of education.

Deadline: March 2

For more information: http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/WorkingatFDA/FellowshipInternshipGraduateFacultyPrograms/ucm243662.htm

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Science Opportunities

Summer Programs

Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP), University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine  Deadline: March 1 

  • Provides stimulating and rewarding research opportunities for undergraduates considering graduate education in biomedical research.  All students receive a competitive stipend of $3,500 for the ten-week program. To apply: http://www.gradbiomed.pitt.edu/summer_surp.aspx

Global Environmental Microbiology Summer Course ,Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations, Deadline: March 1 

  • Don’t you want to come exploring? You don’t have to travel that far – only off the coast of California to Catalina Island. Come and get your “feet wet” in microbial ecology and learn what bacteria are, how they work, and what they do. Explore DNA, genetics and genomics and their potential function in the environment. Figure out how microbes are used – not just for wine and cheese. Visit: http://www.darkenergybiosphere.org/education/undergrads.html.

Food Science Summer Scholar Program, Cornell University  Deadline: February 15

  • A 10 week undergraduate research program. Have the opportunity to: participate in field trips to large and small food industries;  discuss topics such as Ethics in Food Science, Applying for Graduate School, Product Development, and Learning from Research; learn about food science career opportunities; meet with food science representatives from industry, government and academia; develop research presentation skills. For more information: http://foodscience.cornell.edu/cals/foodsci/academics/fsscholars/index.cfm

Research Opportunities

NIEHS Undergraduate Summer Training in Environmental Toxicology, University of California Deadline: February 17

  • Study the harmful effects of chemicals on human health and the environment in this unique science that combines the principles of biology and chemistry. Students work full time in research labs on projects of mutual interest, participate in lab research conferences, present written and oral reports on their work, attend seminars on special topics and receive independent study credit. For undergraduates who are considering graduate school and careers in environmental health sciences. Visit: http://www.envtox.ucdavis.edu/niehs_summer/.

REU on Smart Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), National Science Foundation (NSF), Deadline: March 2

  • 8-week program, held at Auburn University. The research assistants collaborate with their advisers and are expected to contribute to unmanned flying. You will do extensive reading on a new research topic and you will additionally design and execute experiments. Up to $8,000 in compensation.  To view the application, visit: http://www.eng.auburn.edu/programs/csse/research/impact/index.html.

Summer Undergraduate Research, Research in Wireless Communications, Montana State University Deadline: March 15

  • Program highlights: 10 wk program (June 6-August 12), $4,000 stipend, state of the art wireless research facilities.  Requirements: US citizen/permanent resident status, Sophomore/Junior/Senior in related engineering or science field.  For more information, visit: http://www.coe.montana.edu/ee/reu/

Job Opportunities

Science Journalist, Journal of Young Investigators (JYI)

  • The Science Journalist position, like most JYI staff positions, requires an average commitment of at least 5 hours per week. All communication is via internet or phone, so no geographical constraints exist – Science Journalists may live anywhere in the world. All JYI staff are expected to check their email daily and respond promptly if necessary. Science Journalists should have an interest in conveying topics related to science, technology, medicine, and the policies or laws affecting the same to a broad audience in a captivating style. For more info on JYI and available positions, see: http://www.jyi.org/participate.php.

Global Health World Fellow, Unite for Sight

  • Provides an opportunity to engage in high impact front-line global health programs.  The Global Health World Fellow works from our New Haven office that overlooks the Yale campus. In this full-time paid job position, the Fellow works closely with Unite For Sight’s CEO on global health programming. This position requires a minimum commitment of at least one year.  For more information: http://www.uniteforsight.org/employment#fellow

Internship Opportunities

Parallel Computational Science (SIParCS) Intern, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Deadline: February 3; Location: Boulder, CO

  • The SIParCS Program at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) offers graduate students and undergraduates who have completed their sophomore year significant hands-on R&D opportunities in high performance computing (HPC) and related fields that use HPC for scientific discovery and modeling. This program embeds students as summer interns in the Computational and Information Systems Laboratory (CISL), an organization within NCAR charged with provisioning supercomputing and data systems to the geosciences research community, as well as conducting research and development in computational science, data analysis, scientific visualization and numerical modeling.

       There’s more opportunities at UCAR! Check  out: ucar.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.allpositions&company_id=15947&version=1

Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis (NESLS) Deadline: February 28.

  • Cooperative research initiative geared toward students working in physics and nuclear engineering applications. The award is an appointment of approximately 10 weeks. Maximize engineering abilities through cooperative research with mentors at national laboratories. Weekly Stipend (look at website for stipend rates). Undergrads & Graduates eligible. For more information: http://www.ornl.gov/sci/nsed/outreach/internship_nesls.shtml.

Science Career Digest: January 12th, 2012

SCIENCE CAREER DIGEST: JANUARY 12th, 2012

Internship Opportunities    

Space Studies Board (SSB)- Lloyd V. Berkner Space Policy Internships
The SSB is the principal advisory group providing independent scientific and programmatic advice to NASA and other government agencies on all aspects of civil space research and associated ground-based activities. The goal of the program is to provide promising undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to work in the area of civil space research policy in the Nation’s capital, under the aegis of the SSB.  Note: Berkner Summer Program 2012 is open for Undergraduate Students Only . The Berkner Autumn Program 2012 is for Undergraduates AND Graduate Students).
Deadline Summer Program: February 3, 2012
Deadline Autumn Program: June 1, 2012

http://sites.nationalacademies.org/SSB/ssb_052239

Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), Public Interest Internship Program
CSPI focuses primarily on health and nutrition issues, disclosing deceptive marketing practices, dangerous food additives or contaminants, and flawed science propagated by profits. CSPI offers internships for a small number of qualified students in undergraduate, graduate, law, and medical schools each summer and during the school year. We also consider post graduates. Applications are considered on a rolling basis until all positions have been filled. Summer internshipsApplications considered in February/March.
Visit: http://www.cspinet.org/about/jobs/200801042.html for more program information.

Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology (CBST), Summer Internship Program
For a period of 8 to 12 weeks students get involved in on-going research projects in the following areas: Bioimaging, Molecular & Cellular Biophotonics and Medical Biophotonics. Work with scientists, postdocs and graduate students in a real laboratory environment. Interns will spend 40 h/wk under the direction of a CBST researcher. Students are awarded $500/wk for the duration of their summer internship. Deadline: March 10, 2012
Please go to http://cbst.ucdavis.edu/education/undergraduate/research for more program information.

Research Opportunities

Baylor College of Medicine, Summer Medical and Research Training Program (SMART)
Unique program designed just for talented, motivated undergraduates whose idea of fun is to spend a summer learning about and participating in headline grabbing biomedical research. Your position is a real job, with a compensation package of approximately $4,000 for the nine weeks. Depending on funding source, your compensation will be all salary or a combination of salary and allocation for housing or travel. In addition to everything you learn about science through research, daily seminars, discussion groups and extra activities, the experience of getting to know the other participants and people at Baylor College of Medicine is extraordinary. Deadline: January 20, 2012 http://www.bcm.edu/smart/index.cfm?PMID=2987

Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy (SARA), Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Summer Intern program
In addition to observing with the SARA 0.9-m telescope at Kitt Peak in Arizona, the summer activities will include social events and excursions, workshops on observational techniques, data reduction, current events in astronomy, proposal writing, job opportunities in astronomy, and scientific ethics. Participants will present their research, the proceedings of which will be published in the Journal of the Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy (JSARA, see www.jsara.org).
Students who have completed at least their freshman year in college and who will be registered as an undergraduate in the Fall term following the program are invited to apply (note: graduating seniors and more advanced students are not eligible).
Each participant will receive a stipend of $4500 for the summer.
All application materials should be received by February 3, 2012. For more information, click: http://astro.fit.edu/sara-reu/instructions.html.

REUfest- Research Experience for Undergraduates in Marine Science
Summer research program for undergraduates at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute. Student projects take advantage of the wide variety of coastal habitats near the Institute, including shallow bays, hypersaline lagoons, seagrass beds, estuaries, mangroves, and marshes. Conduct independent research projects on the causes, effects and consequences of coastal environmental change. Deadline: February 13, 2012 Visit: http://reu.utmsi.utexas.edu/about/

“Engineering Biological Machines” Summer 2012 REU
10-week Summer Research Program
The REU is a summer research program that will fund 15 undergraduate students assigned to EBICS labs at each primary institution: Georgia Institute of Technology, Massachusetts’s Institute of Technology, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
-$4500 stipend per student.
-Grad school prep, faculty mentoring, professional development and social engagement with other students on campus.
-Scientific papers, oral and/or poster presentations at the end of the summer.
Deadline: February 15, 2012
http://www.ebics.net/engineering-biological-machines-summer-2012-reu

Scholarships

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP)
Competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers: Scholarship support, paid research training at the NIH during the summer, paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation. The NIH UGSP will pay up to $20,000 per academic year in tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses to scholarship recipients. Scholarships are awarded for 1 year, and can be renewed up to 4 years. Deadline: February 1, 2012. For more information, visit: https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/ugsp.

Dartmouth Programs

Three Tuesdays Towards Academic Success In Science Classes
Wondering how to study more successfully for your Science Classes? Looking for tools to more effectively learn the material?  This will help you to:

  • Develop tools for the most effective ways to LEARN and to STUDY your science material!
  • Manage your time and daily structure
  • Match your goals and your efforts realistically
  • Learn practical skills, connect with your pre-health community, and engage in thoughtful conversations

WHEN: Tuesday Jan. 10th @ 6pm (Rocky 3), Jan. 17th @ 6pm (Rocky 2), Jan. 31st @ 6pm (Rocky 2).
**THOUGH an RSVP (to Sarah Berger) for the three sessions is not essential, it will help us know if we have enough space.  Attending all three will give you the best tools! All are welcome.**

WISP Summer Leave-Term internship Info Session
Date: Thursday, January 26, 6:30 to 7:30 PM
Location: Haldeman 041
To RSVP:  blitz WISP (wisp@dartmouth.edu)
College staff and student panelists will offer resources and provide tips and advice on finding the right internship for you!
Dessert will be served

 

 

 

IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute Fellowship – Deadline: January 24th

About the Program
This two-year fellowship is designed to provide a unique opportunity for recent bachelor’s degree recipients to gain experience in addressing diverse challenges related to science and engineering research in such areas as energy and the environment, education, information and communication technologies, innovation and competitiveness, national security, and international cooperation. Fellows will be involved in collaborative research for leaders in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) in the Executive Office of the President and for such federal agencies as the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.

What to Expect:
Fellows work with a team of researchers on a wide variety of science and technology policy-analysis projects. Over the course of the two-year fellowship, experiences will include professional development through:

  • Participation in analyses in support of tasking from federal policy makers
  • Interaction with OSTP and federal science agency personnel
  • Training on specific analytical methods and tools
  • Mentorship from members of the research staff
  • Involvement in workshops and discussion on relevant topics

Who Should Apply?
Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree by September 2012 and be U.S. citizens to apply. Competitive candidates will have strong academic records in life sciences, physical sciences, engineering, statistics, computer science, mathematical sciences, or the social and behavioral sciences. Candidates should have an interest in science and technology policy; however, previous policy experience or education is not required. Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential. Ideal candidates are innovative, analytical self-starters who are able to work collaboratively in teams. Candidates must complete a security investigation and meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Application Deadline
Complete applications received by January 24, 2012, will be given full consideration. Please visit their website for more information: https://www.ida.org/stpi/careers/fellows.php

 

Science Career Digest: December 16, 2011

SCIENCE CAREER DIGEST: December 16, 2011

TOPICS INCLUDE:

1.) Biomedical Research – Novartis – Summer
2.) Donald J. Cohen Fellowship in Developmental Social Neuroscience
3.) NanoJapan – International Research Experience for Undergraduates – Summer
4.) Harvard Med School – Clinical and Translational Research Program – Summer
5.) Knowles Science & Mathematics Teaching Fellowship
6.) GERMANY – Research Internships in Science & Engineering
7.) Mass Media Science &Engineering Fellows Program
8.) Science Writing Internships
9.) Internship & Fellowships in Science via USA.gov FOR SCIENCE
10.) Undergraduate Summer Fellowship in Vision Science

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 1.) Biomedical Research – Novartis – Summer
A paid, 40-hour per week program, interns work on their own project under the guidance of a Novartis Institute of Biomedical Research (NIBR) scientist, learn new experimental protocols and techniques; gain experience in designing and executing experiments; and analyze the data they produce. Interns also participate in journal clubs, weekly seminars and project discussions in group meetings.  http://nibr.com/careers/internships_ca.shtml
*DEADLINE:  JAN. 6

2.) Donald J. Cohen Fellowship in Developmental Social Neuroscience:
A 2-yr. program of training involving clinical and research experiences in a large prospective study of babies from birth to 36-months related to social cognition in infants at risk for autism at the Yale Child Study Center.
http://childstudycenter.yale.edu/autism/fellowship/neuroscience.aspx *DEADLINE:  JAN. 5

3.) NANOJAPAN – International Research Experience for Undergraduates – Summer
The program seeks to cultivate interest in nanotechnology among young U.S. undergraduate students – 1st and 2nd year students, especially those from underrepresented groups, and encourages graduate study and academic research in the physical sciences. The program offers structured research opportunities in Japanese university laboratories with Japanese mentors focused on the study of THz dynamics of nanostructures. For details, see  http://nanojapan.rice.edu. For questions please email nanojapan@rice.edu or call (713) 348-6362. *DEADLINE: JAN. 27

 4.) Harvard Med Research – CATALYST PROGRAM FOR  DIVERSITY:
The Summer Clinical and Translational Research Program is a paid 10-week mentored, summer research program designed to enrich the pipeline of college students’ understanding of and interest in pursuing clinical and/or translational research, as well as to increase underrepresented minority and disadvantaged college student exposure to clinical/translational research. This is an internship for undergraduate sophomores, juniors and seniors, and includes housing. http://www.mfdp.med.harvard.edu/Catalyst/CollegeStudents.html *DEADLINE:  FEB. 22

5.) Knowles Science & Mathematics Teaching Fellowship:
For graduating seniors in science, engineering or mathematics who are committed to teaching high school science and/or mathematics in U.S. schools. The fellowship supports them professionally and financially for up to five years through a teacher preparation program. http://www.kstf.org/programs/teaching.html   *DEADLINEJAN. 11

6.) GERMANY – Research Internships in Science and Engineering – 2 Programs:
RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) & RISE Professional (graduating seniors) combine serious research with a rewarding study abroad experience – targeted to students from the fields of engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, earth sciences (geology), and related disciplines. research projects at top research institutions (e.g., Max-Planck-Institutes) and universities in Germany. Students are paired with German Ph.D. students. Internships can last from one-and-a-half to six months.   www.daad.de/rise/en or email: rise@daad.de *DEADLINEJAN. 31

7.) Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program:
For Seniors – The 10-week summer program places students in science, engineering and mathematics students at media organizations nationwide. Fellows have worked as reporters, editors, researchers and production assistants at such media outlets as the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio, Sacramento Bee, and Scientific American. Participants come in knowing the importance of translating their work for the public.   http://www.aaas.org/programs/education/MassMedia/ *DEADLINEJAN. 15

8.) Science Writing Internships – Society for Science & the Public (SSP):
Interns (paid) work as full-time science writers under the guidance of Science News editors and writers. Former Science News interns have gone on to staff positions with the New York Times, the Washington Post, Science, Nature, Health, NOVA, Discover, Popular Science, U.S. News & World Report, Scientific American, ABC television, the Associated Press, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Science News, among others.  http://www.societyforscience.org/page.aspx?pid=362 *DEADLINE for Summer:  FEB. 2

9.) Internship & Fellowships in Science via USA.gov FOR SCIENCE:
An extensive list of links for undergraduate students.  http://www.science.gov/internships/undergrad.html

10.) Undergraduate Summer Fellowship Program in Vision Science
The Center for Visual Science at the University of Rochester invites Juniors interested in neuroscience, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, and biomedical science to apply to this fellowship which will cover travel and assist with on-campus housing expenses for non-local students and provide a stipend of $3,600 for a summer of continuous training in a faculty member’s lab. http://www.cvs.rochester.edu/ug_fellowship.html *DEADLINE:  JAN. 31