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Middlebury Social Impact Corps – Student Info Sessions

Middlebury Social Impact Corps – Student Info Sessions. 

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Middlebury Social Impact Corps connects students to the front line of social change with unique global internship opportunities. A select cohort of Middlebury College and MIIS graduate students are chosen and matched with a social enterprise or NGO for an 8 week international summer internship. The program is an entry point to gaining deeper understanding and curating the tools needed to lead a purpose-driven career where participants receive tangible work experience with a social impact. 2019 partners: Impact Monterey County (in Monterey, CA), Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development (in Cuzco, Peru) and Cape Eleuthera Institute (in Eleuthera, Bahamas)

Come learn more about the program, host sites, and how to apply! Check out the details of each one here on Handshake:

Impact Monterey County

Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development

Cape Eleuthera Institute

New Jobs/Internship Resource in Advocacy, Communications & Public Affairs – Check It Out OFTEN

Just posted a new Top Resource on the Social Impact site which features LOTS of job opportunities and is regularly updated called:

WASHINGTON DC AREA JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS, COMMUNICATIONS, PUBLIC RELATIONS, MEDIA, WEB DEVELOPMENT, LOBBYING AND RELATED FIELDS.

Here are a few featured that I cherry-picked from the last few days related to social impact opportunities:

Urban Institute

The International Council for Clean Transportation has just shared these with us:

Rescue – The Behavior Change Agency

Behavior/social marketing agency Rescue seeks Field Organizing Fellow to drive implementation of youth-targeted tobacco control and nutrition/obesity prevention policy campaigns across Virginia – significant travel required.

Obama Foundation

American Institutes for Research – Communications Assistant/Intern – Summer 2019 – suited for candidates currently seeking a degree in such fields as communications, graphic design, technical communication & marketing.

The Arc is the largest national community-based organization advocating for & serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities – and your place in this worthy enterprise could be Communications Associate, Media & Public Relations .

E-bike & -scooter sharing outfit Lime is seeking a Community Affairs Manager with 3+ years community organizing, political campaign field org.

Fresh opportunities with the Human Rights Campaign:

Food & Water Watch – Communications Coordinator – $40k-$45k – experience in communications or politics, preferably linked to issue campaigns, and proven ability to place stories in traditional media outlets sought.

The Marshall Legacy Institute, a group helping remove landmines & returning war-scarred territories to a measure of stability, seeks part-time Marketing & Development Intern (pdf) for a Feb.-Aug. 2019 term of duty – $12-$15/hr – more info here

Pew Research Center – Intern, Global Migration & Demography – Summer 2019 – paid position – strong quantitative skills with proficiency in STATA, SPSS, or R required

Scientific Program Analyst at National Human Genome Research Institute

Application deadline January 29th.
The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) seeks highly-motivated applicants for scientific administrative openings as a Scientific Program Analyst in Bethesda, MD.
 
This is an exciting opportunity for recent graduates in the biological sciences to gain first-hand experience in and broad exposure to how cutting-edge medical research is supported. It is an ideal position for applicants seeking a two-year appointment prior to enrolling in graduate or professional school. The position supports the genomics research programs and consortia funded by NHGRI. The Scientific Program Analyst will carry out administrative duties and scientific analyses in support of Program Directors in the NHGRI Extramural Research Program, which awards grants to the academic and biotechnology communities to carry out basic and applied genomics research. Please see https://www.genome.gov/researchfunding/ for more information about NHGRI.

Johns Hopkins University AMGEN Scholars

Daniel Coit Gilman, Johns Hopkins University’s first president, stated that the aim of the university was “the encouragement of research, and the advancement of individual scholars, who by their excellence will advance the sciences they pursue, and the society where they dwell.” For JHU, founded in 1876 as the nation’s first research university, the creation of new knowledge remains at its core. Today, they continue to support young investigators by including undergraduates in groundbreaking research in nationally ranked schools across the university — Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, and Public Health. Their Amgen Scholars Program will perpetuate this distinctively Hopkins tradition.

Amgen Scholars at JHU will fully engage in research for 10 weeks with mentors known for the exceptional quality of their research and commitment to training scientists. Faculty will come from the university’s highly regarded science, medicine, and engineering departments. Scholars will be welcomed into their labs, working at the bench and participating in lab meetings and other activities. Scholars will also develop skills in communication, learning design principles for creating visually arresting and effective presentations, delivering research talks, and presenting posters at the program’s capstone event. Taking advantage of nearby Washington DC, we will invite experts to discuss the role of scientists in advocacy, policy design, and public education. Scholars will build an invaluable network, forging friendships with Hopkins faculty and researchers, other Amgen Scholars, and students from across the country.

Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents completing their sophomore or junior years, or be non-graduating seniors at any four-year college or university in the US and its territories. Previous research experience is not required. Students pursuing any major may apply. Amgen Scholars will receive a stipend, housing, and round-trip travel to Baltimore.

PROGRAM DATES:
May 28 – August 2, 2019

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
February 1, 2019

Applications to be an Amgen Scholar are provided by and processed at each participating host institution. Follow this link to find this institution’s application.

New Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunity! Evolution, Ecology, and Environment

Are you looking for a summer research opportunity in the broad fields of evolution, ecology, or environmental biology? There is a new REU program based in the Dept. of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (OEB) at Harvard. The program is called Evolution, Ecology, and Environment (E3 REU) and they will be welcoming their first group of interns summer of 2019. They are particularly interested in identifying underrepresented minority or first generation students who are interested in exploring research opportunities in evolution and ecology that might not otherwise be available at their home institution.

What kinds of science research opportunities are available? Research will be based in faculty labs drawn from OEB as well as the Harvard University Center for the Environment, which includes faculty from a number of Harvard departments and schools, including the Dept. of Earth and Planetary Science and the Paulson School for Engineering and Applied Science. That means that research projects may cover anything from developmental genetics to comparative genomics to systematics to global ecology to physiology to biogeochemistry.

Does the program involve more than just lab-based research? Of course! There will be weekly meetings with students in the E3 REU program as well as other Harvard-based summer research programs that will help interns develop a wide range of professional skills to support their success in graduate school. In addition to these weekly meetings, students will attend the annual Leadership Alliance National Symposium (all travel/lodging/meals covered), and there will be regular social activities and field excursions. You can find out more about the program here and here.

Deadline: February 1, 2019

How to Apply: Students apply through the Leadership Alliance Summer Research-Early Identification program. Students interested in the Harvard E3 REU should select Harvard University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences as at least one of their target programs in their application.

Questions? Check out their FAQ.

More Consistent Linking from Library Databases

In order to provide a consistently satisfactory user experience, in which users of the Library’s research databases (and the Summon discovery service) don’t face dead-end blank screens when trying to reach articles and books, the Library will deactivate Index-enhanced Direct Linking (IEDL) in our link resolver (360Link).

What does this mean exactly?
Index-enhanced Direct Linking (IEDL) is available for certain article databases that cooperate with the company which provides 360Link.  IEDL takes the user from a results list to an article or book without any kind of intermediate screen. From certain databases (and from Summon), IEDL was supposed to streamline the user experience by eliminating clicks between the search results and the items themselves. This has not turned out to be the case.

What will I see?
When you click on a link for full-text, you will now see the familiar intermediate screen for all articles and books.  This “Get it @ Midd” screen is 360Link, our link resolver.  You will then click a button to access the item, as you always have in cases where you saw this screen. The intermediate screen will be similar to the following example:

screenshot "find-it-at-midd"

Why did we make the change?
For several reasons having to do with commercial relationships among various database vendors, IEDL used to function better than it currently does. Now, the inconvenience of the dead-end screens occurs much more often. The dead ends (blank screens) provide little or no useful information as to how the user can access materials the Library actually has. Always displaying the intermediate “Get it @ Midd” screen will allow users to see our accurate holdings and to obtain access consistently.

Questions and/or Feedback
Please feel free to comment below or send questions to the Midd librarians at http://go.middlebury.edu/askus .

NIST 2019 SURF Program Competition

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program Competition

The SURF Program is designed to inspire undergraduate students to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) through a unique research experience that supports the NIST mission. Since 1993, SURF students from across the country have had the opportunity to gain valuable, hands-on experience, working with cutting edge technology in one of the world’s leading research organizations and home to three Nobel Prize winners.

Over the course of 11 weeks, SURF students contribute to the ongoing research of one of the six NIST facilities which are the Communications Technology Laboratory (CTL), Engineering Laboratory (EL), Information Technology Laboratory (ITL), Material Measurement Laboratory (MML), NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR), and Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML) (which now includes project in the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology). The SURF Program is administered at the Boulder, CO and Gaithersburg, MD locations.

Applications are required to be submitted through USAJOBS.

Note:  Only U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents are eligible to participate in the SURF Program.

The application process has changed. Students can now apply to the 2019 program  without the assistance of their universities.

Potential applicants are also invited to participate in an upcoming webinar scheduled December 19, 2018 or January 10, 2019. Please select the a date for registration information. 

December 19, 2018 at 1:30 PM-2:30 PM (ET)

January 10, 2019 at 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (ET)