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Redesigned Remote Team4Tech Internships

The Team4Tech internship opportunity has been redesigned for remote participation. Take a look at the specifics below and apply today on Handshake!

Virtual EdTech Internship Summer 2020, Team4Tech

Applications close May 3, 2020

Team4Tech is a California-based nonprofit that helps education-focused NGOs working in the developing world to increase their impact and improve the quality of education in their local communities. We do this by working with teams of skilled volunteers and interns who develop technology solutions and training for these education nonprofits. Over the past five years, Team4Tech has implemented over 60 projects with more than 500 volunteers from 18 leading tech companies and universities, reaching some 60,000 students and teachers.

Our response to the COVID-19 crisis has been to provide virtual and remote support for our NGO network as they navigate a rapid and turbulent transition to online learning. In partnership with the Middlebury Center for Careers and Internships (CCI), we are offering an opportunity to support two of Team4Tech’s nonprofit partners in Africa: Gashora Girls Academy in Rwanda and the Center for Youth and Development in Malawi. Team4Tech and CCI are confident that this project will provide the interns with an exciting opportunity to gain valuable work experience in a challenging environment, enhance their leadership development skills, and most importantly, help enhance the education of children in two developing countries.

The Gashora Girls Academy of Science and Technology (GGAST) is a boarding school for 270 girls, located in the Gashora sector of Rwanda, an hour south of the capital city of Kigali. Their vision is for their students to become inspired young leaders filled with confidence, a love of learning, and a sense of economic empowerment to strengthen their communities and foster Rwanda’s growth. 100% of their graduates get scholarships to attend university abroad, including the USA. This will be Team4Tech’s fourth engagement with GGAST as part of a five-year partnership.

Potential virtual project workstreams:

  1. Remote mentoring of teams who are working on their science and technology-focused capstone projects;
  2. University application support and general mentorship for girls who are planning their higher education goals;
  3. Presentations to teachers and students on topics of interns’ interest and expertise, e.g. digital storytelling, data science, computer aided design, programming in Python

Established in 2012, Centre for Youth and Development in Malawi leverages the talent and potential of young people by providing them access to ICT to enable innovation and development. They collect used and refurbished computers with pre-loaded educational software and install them in schools. Schools pay a basic management fee for CYD’s technicians to help with troubleshooting and maintenance. They also train teachers on how to integrate the technology into their classrooms to expand their impact.

Primary virtual project workstream:

  • Research and identify relevant content to add to CYD’s digital education resource platform, Kolibri. CYD staff conducted consultations with teachers to identify 30 topics, learning objectives for the topics, and available recommended syllabus-based textbooks. These materials will be shared with Team4Tech’s interns to research and identify relevant content in interactive forms to be added to the Kolibri digital educational platform.

As part of the summer program, interns will be led through our leadership development curriculum by Team4Tech Program Directors. This curriculum was designed in partnership with leading technology companies to develop key leadership capabilities that they find are critical to their employees’ development and success. Important parts of an internship abroad are learning about another culture, acquiring cross cultural skills to adapt to a globalized world, working in a challenging and unfamiliar environment, and developing new friendships. Our remote project preparation and experience will teach interns about working in cross cultural, remote, and global teams. Furthermore, we will expose the interns to Rwanda and Malawi cultures through speakers, readings, and films. Finally, we will give the interns an opportunity to develop friendships with the students and teachers engaged with our NGO partners.

Volunteer Skills & Experience:

  • Interest in or experience designing and conducting technical training
  • Interest in working with and mentoring young learners/high school students
  • Interest in working in a developing country

The project will kick off on June 15 and end on August 15, with an expectation of 8-10 hours of work per week. We will use Zoom, WhatsApp, and email to communicate with the students and teachers.

Please note: This program is a CCI-sponsored program. The Center for Careers and Internships covers the program fee for you to participate, and provides a $1000 stipend. If you are offered this internship and accept, you will be required to complete funded internship paperwork.

Application deadline EXTENDED for FUNDED Tech Education Internship in Rwanda with Team4Tech!

In Rwanda, Team4Tech is working with the Gashora Girls Academy, a boarding school for 270 girls, to have interns mentor a team of Gashora students to execute an extensive technical capstone project requiring research, planning, and a final prototype. At the end of the summer, each team will present their project to the school’s teachers and staff as part of 5th Annual Gashora Projects Exhibition Day prior to departing Rwanda. Interns will also organize a one-week technology boot camp for a select group of the Gashora Girls.

Does this sound like a summer experience you’d like to have? Then apply in Handshake!

CCI covers the program fee for you to participate, and provides $1000 travel grants. If you are offered and accept this internship, you will be required to complete funded internship paperwork. Please note this is an unpaid internship.

Application deadline is 3/15.

Check Out This New Amazon Posting on Handshake!

Data Associate at Amazon – Application Deadline is May 29, 2020

The Alexa Data Services (ADS) organization provides data creation, curation, and analytics services to help develop, test, and train the Alexa AI. We work closely with internal customers like Machine Learning Science modeling teams, providing the critical data they need to improve Alexa’s Automatic Speech Recognition and Natural Language Understanding models and domain features. Come build the future of the voice recognition for Alexa with us.

We are hiring Data Associates in our Medford, MA location for our data team to work on transcriptions for Automatic Speech Recognition, semantic annotation for Natural Language Understanding, and dialogue evaluation for improving overall customer interaction with Alexa.
You will focus on speech and language data, primarily in the areas of transcription, text annotation, and general data analysis to meet the internal customer’s request.

Driven by your passion for data, you show proactive behavior in solving issues with efficiency and accuracy. Your ability to concentrate and your high attention to details help you deliver high-quality work.In this role, you are comfortable with, and understand, the changes to the conventions deployed in response to internal customers’ requests. You demonstrate ability to adjust your workflows accordingly. You prioritize strict compliance with regulatory requirements, and contribute to improvements in the software tools by identifying bugs and suggesting enhancements.
As a Data Associate, you must be capable of:· Maintaining strict confidentiality and follow all applicable Amazon policies for securing confidential information· Transcribing and annotating high priority deliverables· Translating established guidelines into daily work practices and processing data in order of priority· Delivering high quality on deadlines· Getting the job done and working autonomously with minimal direction· Contributing to process improvements to reduce handling time and improve outputWhat We Offer:· Attractive and competitive salary· Possibility of career development within the company· Benefits package

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS· High School or equivalent diploma· Native-level proficiency in English, both verbal and written skills· Experience with business software· Capable of working in strict compliance with internal guidelines· Excellent communication and organizational skills, detailed-oriented, highly collaborative· Comfortable working in an ever-changing, highly collaborative and dynamic work environment· Willingness to support several projects at one time and to accept re-prioritization as necessary· Continuous efforts to deliver the high quality data such as self-analysis· Business English skills both verbal and written.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS· Experience working with speech or language data, including experience with annotation and· Other forms of data markup· Practical knowledge of data processing needs and trade-offs

Want to Combine Your Love of Data and Healthcare? Apply to work at Mass General!

GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:   The Harvard Aging Brain Study is seeking a full-time Data Coordinator for a neuroimaging research program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Our group investigates alterations in brain function, structure, and molecular pathology in normal aging and Alzheimer’s disease. This position joins the data processing and informatics team and would take responsibility for day to day database and data management tasks, running and maintenance of ETL pipelines, running of automated quality assurance tasks, and production of bespoke datasets and SQL queries to aid researchers. This role presents a great opportunity for those seeking an entry point into the burgeoning data science field. The Data Coordinator will work with, and report directly to the Data Analytics Manager. 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  1. Managing permissions for database access.
  2. Assembling datasets to allow researchers to answer complex research questions.
  3. Assist in the implementation of automated Quality Assurance routines.
  4. Maintenance and further refinement of lab ETL pipelines.
  5. Aid in the testing of new database and data management systems.
  6. Assist in the Storage, organization, and security of large neuroimaging and genetics datasets.
  7. Develop documentation for informatics system and associated tools.
  8. Assisting with data reporting and monitoring for regulatory oversight.

SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:  

  1. Very detail-oriented and highly organized.
  2. Familiarity with relational databases such as MySQL, SQL server etc.
  3. Competencies with programming/scripting languages, such as MATLAB, Python, or Java.
  4. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  5. Must be highly motivated and well-organized, personable, and have good communication skills.

EDUCATION: 
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Math, or other relevant discipline.

EXPERIENCE:  No work experience is required, though 2+ years of experience including expertise with statistical analysis preferred. Experience through coursework or undergraduate/graduate research projects is applicable.

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Apply for a Winter Term Tech Internship with Davis Family Library!

Application Deadline is November 15, 2019

Open exclusively to Middlebury students! Apply and learn more on Handshake!

One Library Data Services intern will collaborate with librarians to develop a web application using R and Shiny that will allow faculty, staff, and students across our campuses to explore data that measures how Middlebury faculty, students, and staff view library and computing services. The data will be extracted from the biennial Measuring Information Services Outcomes (MISO) Survey. The MISO Survey is a web-based quantitative survey sent to faculty, staff, and a sample of students at Middlebury every other year. The results of the MISO Survey help us to understand how the campus uses and values information services, as well as satisfaction levels with these services.

An interest in open source development and a desire to contribute to assessment technology at higher-ed institutions is important. The data from the survey will need to be cleaned and standardized before developing the Shiny application, and all scripts and development will need to be well documented with the goal of sharing the code with other institutions so that they will be able to build on the work done at Middlebury. 
In addition to working with librarians to understand the data, clean it, and develop the Shiny web application, there will be opportunities to explore other facets of working in an information science profession, including shadowing Research & Instruction librarians in their work and informational interviews with a variety of library staff. 

Projects/Responsibilities

  • Write R scripts to clean and standardize SPSS data files for use in R/Shiny
  • Develop a prototype Shiny web application for use by the larger Middlebury community
  • In conjunction with the Digital Scholarship & User Experience Librarian and the Data Services Librarian, design and execute user testing of the prototype application
  • Propose and, where possible, make revisions to the prototype based on testing
  • Shadow select library staff in various library departments
  • Document all aspects of the data cleaning and application development
  • Keep a daily work/learning journal 

Educational Goals

The Library Data Services internship offers students the opportunity to learn about library and information science careers for individuals with data science and/or programming skills. Librarians, even those who work primarily with data, wear many hats, and the intern will get a chance to see the wide variety of work that happens ‘behind the scenes’ in libraries. Through seeing the development of a web application from beginning to deployment, the intern will also gain valuable experience in project development, documentation, and sustainable programming. In developing and executing user testing of the application, the intern will gain experience in user-centered design, UX research, and stakeholder communications. Finally, the intern will gain experience in reflective self-assessment through keeping a daily work and learning journal.

Qualifications

  • Computer science or data science experience preferred. 
  • Knowledge of the R programming language, including the RStudio IDE and the tidyverse package required.
  • Experience with the R web application package Shiny preferred.
  • Curiosity about library and information science, digital scholarship, or alt-academic careers strongly preferred.
  • Strong documentation and communication skills required.
  • The successful candidate will be required to sign a Non-disclosure Agreement due to the possible exposure to sensitive data.
  • The successful candidate must be responsible, energetic, and able to work well both independently and as part of a team.

Interested in a Summer 2020 Cybersecurity Internship?

Application Deadline is December 3, 2019!

Los Alamos National Laboratory is hiring for a 10-week paid cybersecurity internship featuring Cyber Fire instruction and data manipulation. We offer two tracks to choose from: Investigation Track and Research Track

Investigation Track: Students learn the necessary concepts and skills for responding effectively to cyber security incidents. The goal is to provide participants with the equivalent skills and experience one would obtain working a full month on a professional Incident Response team dealing with an Advanced Persistent Threat intrusion. Students are trained on the three core pillars of incident response: Host Forensics, Network Archaeology and Malware Analysis. Students are also given the opportunity to learn about Incident Coordination and Operational Technology.In addition to classroom training and lectures, students spend most of their time working on a small team project investigating real data from a historical incident. At the conclusion of the program, students present their findings to senior management in standard incident reporting format.

Research Track: Students apply their skills to develop innovative solutions to help address national cyber threats. Students work in small teams on a cyber research project, guided by mentors with scientific and computing expertise in the cyber domain. Projects may include:

  • cyber analytics (scalable “big data” processing, statistical inference, anomaly detection, deep learning)
  • data integrity (steganography, encryption, adversarial machine learning)
  • intrusion detection and analysis (malware reverse engineering, network/protocol analysis)
  • cyber-physical system security (complex systems, physical attacks against cyber systems)

For more information on research areas see csr.lanl.gov. Students gain experience in communicating their work through posters and oral presentations. In addition, students attend seminars by LANL researchers and external visitors and given the opportunity to take short courses in core cyber subjects outlined in the Incident Response Track.

To apply, please fill out the application at: https://cyberfire.energy.gov/school/2020/

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