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Announcing 2019 Summer Paid Research Internship Opportunities for Undergraduate STEM Students

The Office of Science / US Department of Energy is pleased to announce paid research internship opportunities for undergraduate students majoring in areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) for the Summer of 2019. The application system for the 2019 Summer Term Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program is currently open, with all applications due by 05:00 PM Eastern Time on January 10, 2019.

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program places students from 2 and 4 year undergraduate institutions as paid interns in science and engineering research activities at DOE national laboratories and facilities, working with laboratory staff scientists and engineers on projects related to ongoing research programs. Appointments are for 10 weeks during the Summer term, are open to US Citizens and US Lawful Permanent Residents, include a weekly stipend, reimbursement for one round trip domestic travel to the participant’s host DOE laboratory, and possibilities for a housing allowance. More than 850 internships are sponsored annually.

Application is made online. Full program information and descriptions, including links to the online application system, are available here.

Caltech Space Challenge for Undergrads/Grads – Application Opens October 1!

Interested in designing a mission to the Saturnian moon Enceladus? Check out this year’s Caltech Space Challenge competition!

It is a prestigious 5-day event held March 24-29, 2019 in which undergraduate and graduate students from all around the world compete in designing a space-related mission. The 2019 edition of the Caltech Space Challenge, called Encelanders, is inspired by the recently ended Cassini mission: searching for traces of life on Saturn’s moon Enceladus. The participants will be asked to develop a mission concept based on a network of small landers to explore the sources of Enceladus’ geysers.

Students from a broad range of backgrounds are sought out to apply: from engineering and science, to graphic design and business/project management. More information can be found at their website: http://www.spacechallenge.caltech.edu/as-participant/ and they encourage all interested students to apply!

All expenses while at Caltech for the event are paid, and a partial to full (depending on the cost) travel reimbursement will be issued.

The online application form will be available at their website starting on October 1. Please consult the application instructions below for an overview of the required application documents. The deadline to submit or edit your application is December 1, 2018. All incomplete applications after this date will be discarded.

CCI Pop-Up Quick Questions in BiHall MONDAYS from 7:00-9:00 PM

If you’re not able to get to CCI during the regular Quick Question hours, Nadani Dixon, CCI Peer Career Advisor (PCA), will be hosting September Pop-Up hours in the BiHall Great Hall every Monday from 7:00-9:00 PM or in Proctor Lounge Mondays 2:30-4:30 PM. Find her there to:

  • Develop and review resumes and cover letters
  • Search for internship and employment opportunities
  • Prepare for interviews
  • Access resources like Handshake
  • Refer you to appropriate CCI advisors

Nadani in her own words: “I’m a junior Computer Science major and Gender, Sexuality & Feminism Studies minor from Kingston, Jamaica. At Middlebury, in addition to CS and GSFS, I’ve taken classes in Middle Eastern History, Dance, Math, Sociology/Anthropology and Chemistry. At Middlebury, I’m involved in RIDDIM World Dance Troupe as the Treasurer for 2018-2019, Pan Caribbean Student Organization (PCSO), Black Student Union (BSU), the American Chemical Society, Women in Computer Science (wiCs++) and Steam Girls as one of the Co-directors. I’m interested in the role technology plays in our world today: the challenges and benefits. Simply, the factors, ideas and beliefs that make it a controversial tool and how it is used in our 21st century world.

On campus, I’ve worked as the Dance Technical Director and Performing Arts Series Intern. In Summer 2017, I interned at the Office of Digital Learning and Inquiry here on campus as the Digital Pedagogy and Instructional Design intern. During my internship, I created an app for the Middlebury Museum of Art, developed and design WordPress sites, researched critical digital pedagogy and more. Last summer, I interned at Team4Tech on a project in Costa Rica focused on improving education through technological implementations and teacher training. I love to swim, dance, plan and organize events, practice yoga and garden. I’m excited to be a PCA and look forward to meeting you and answering any and all questions you may have.”

Nadani is an incredible resource and we are thrilled to have her part of our team!

The Flint Water Crisis: The Promises and Perils of Practicing Science for the Public Good

Fall 2018 Howard E. Woodin Environmental Studies Colloquium Series with Siddhartha Roy, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech

Thursday, September 20, 12:30 PM in Hillcrest 103

We give scientists and engineers great technical training, but we’re not as good at teaching ethical decision-making or buil

ding character. Take, for example, the environmental crisis that recently unfolded in Flint, Michigan — and the professionals there who did nothing to fix it. Siddhartha Roy helped prove that Flint’s water was contaminated, and he tells a story of science in service to the public good, calling on the next generation of scientists and engineers to dedicate their work to protecting people and the planet. Check out his TED Talk here.

Siddhartha Roy is an environmental engineer and science communicator who works at the nexus of  water quality, public health, and environmental justice. He and his team helped uncover the Flint. Michigan water crisis.

Cosponsored by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

For a full schedule of the Colloquium Series, click here.

Multiple Internships with General Dynamics

General Dynamics is a global aerospace and defense company. Every day, people around the world depend on their products for their safety and security. They’re looking for talented, motivated individuals who want to become part of a company with a culture driven by diversity, innovation and agility.

GD has posted a number of great internships in Handshake – deadline April 30th. Check them out!

and more! Search for General Dynamics in Handshake for a full list of opportunities.

Vermont Employer Highlight: Tetra Tech

GEOL Seniors  – check out their Mid-Level Geologist posting in Handshakeapplication deadline 10/31.

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting and engineering services. The Company supports government and commercial clients by providing innovative solutions focused on water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. With more than 16,000 associates worldwide, Tetra Tech’s capabilities span the entire project life cycle.

They have other postings in Handshake as well:

Technical Associate – IT Rotation Program at Kaiser Permanente

As a Technical Associate, you’ll progress through rotations across Kaiser Permanente’s IT organization. This role will design, develop, test, deploy, maintain and improve software. In each rotation, you will be responsible for applying the latest tools and technologies to develop and assist in the translation of business requirements and functional specifications into hardware and software solutions, as well as assisting in the implementation and maintenance of these solutions, and supporting systems integration testing and user acceptance testing.

This is a 2-year IT rotational program set to start in July 2018.

Learn more in Handshake.