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Heads Up! December 22nd, 2014

Announcements & Opportunities

WAVE Fellows Program at Caltech: The WAVE Fellows program provides support for talented undergraduates intent on pursuing a Ph.D. to conduct a 10-week summer research project at Caltech. Caltech is committed to promoting diversity within its educational programs and activities and strives to ensure that differing cultural, ethnic, social, geographic, and economic perspectives are represented. Caltech's WAVE Fellows program aims to foster diversity by increasing the participation of underrepresented students in science and engineering Ph.D. programs and to make Caltech's programs more visible and accessible to students not traditionally exposed to Caltech. The program is extended, but not limited, to underrepresented minorities, women, first-generation college students, geographically underrepresented students, and educationally and financially disadvantaged students. Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating seniors and must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents with a minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale to be eligible. Competitive applicants will have completed sophomore-level courses in desired research field, have demonstrated through academic and/or co-curricular activities a passion for research, and can articulate how their research interests align with Caltech's research areas. The most competitive applicants will have prior research experience. WAVE Fellows will receive a $6000 award for the ten-week program. An additional $500 housing and travel supplement will be provided. Online applications are due January 7th, 2015. For more information please visit: http://www.sfp.caltech.edu/programs/wavefellows. Please contact Carol Casey at casey@caltech.edu or (626) 395-2887 with questions or concerns.

University of Texas at Austin PGE Internship: University of Texas at Austin Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering is currently looking for talented undergraduates from across the country to visit our department and learn more about research in Petroleum Engineering. Petroleum engineering is an exciting field of professional dedicated to providing energy that powers a modern society. UT PGE is currently accepting applications looking for interns to work for 10 weeks in the summer of 2015 for a salary of $4000 plus on-campus housing, a meal plan and travel to Austin. The interns will be mentored by a UT PGE faculty member and work on a project that is of interest to them. This is a great opportunity for an undergraduate to gain research experience and a taste of the grad school life. SURI will consider application students from all engineering and science majors with at least a 3.25 GPA. This program only accepts students who are U.S. Citizens or permanent residents. The deadline to apply is January 12th, 2015. For more information visit: http://www.pge.utexas.edu/research/internship.

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program: The Rangel Program is currently accepting applications for the 2015 Rangel Graduate Fellowship. The Fellowship welcomes applications from individuals who want to make a difference in the world through service as Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State. The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program provides benefits of up to $95,000 over two years toward a two-year master's degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at U.S. embassies, and provides mentorship and professional develop­ment support. Fellows can use the fellowship to attend two-year master's programs in U.S. institutions to study any area of relevance to the Foreign Service, including inter­national relations, public policy, public administration, economics, or business administration. Upon successful completion of the two-year fellowship and Foreign Service entry requirements, Fellows join the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State, embarking on a uniquely rewarding career of international service. Fellows have a minimum 5 year service commitment to the Foreign Service. Applicants must be college seniors or graduates looking to start two-year graduate programs in fall 2015, must have GPAs of at least 3.2, and must be U.S. citizens. The program welcomes any undergraduate major and encour­ages applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. Information and application materials can be found at www.rangelprogram.org. The application deadline is January 14th, 2015. The Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and managed by Howard University. Please contact Patricia Scroggs, at pscroggs@howard.edu, James McDowell, at jrmcdowell@howard.edu or 202.806.4367, or the direct program lines and email at randelprogram@howard.edu and 877.633.0002.

Inside UCSF: Inside UCSF, taking place on April 24th and 25th, 2015, is a preview of the University of California San Francisco’s Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy, the Graduate Division and Physical Therapy for prospective students. Enjoy student panels, interactive workshops, classroom experiences, and interactions with UCSF leadership, faculty and students. Tour the campus and the brand-new state-of-the-art facilities and see inside UCSF for yourself. This exciting and informative program is designed to introduce students to a specific health-science career path, provide opportunities to meet faculty and students, and offer a chance to become inspired about future career possibilities. This program – including meals and travel – is offered at no cost to selected applicants. Applications open in mid-January and close in March. For more information, please visit: http://diversity.ucsf.edu/.

NSBP Conference 2015: Attention students in physics-related areas of study and research! You are invited to attend the National Society of Black Physicists conference, from February 25th to the 28th, 2015 at the Baltimore Hilton. The conference puts on a full scientific program with sessions on materials science, astronomy, cosmology, atomic and molecular physics etc. In addition, recruiters from graduate programs and organizations looking to hire will be there. Many of the speakers and attendees will be Black physicists and physical scientists. There is also a poster contest for undergraduates and graduate students. The conference will cover your travel and accommodations and provides lunch and dinner most days. To register please e-mail Ms. Sheryl Brannon at sbrannon@spi-meetings.com and copy Chanda Prescod-Weinstein at chanda@mit.edu. The deadline for registration is January 30th, 2015, but space is limited! Register early to secure your spot! For more information please visit: http://www.cvent.com/events/2015-conference-of-the-national-society-of-b...

RiSE at Rutgers: RiSE (Research in Science and Engineering), sponsored by Rutgers University, chooses 50 outstanding undergraduates from across the U.S. and its territories each year to participate in 10 weeks of cutting-edge research in the biological, physical, and social sciences, math, engineering, and exciting interdisciplinary areas under the guidance of a carefully matched faculty mentors. If you are a high-achieving student, passionate about research, and considering graduate school, then RiSE may be for you. By applying to RiSE, you will automatically be considered for our sister National Science Foundation REU (Research Experience for Undergraduate) and other partners at Rutgers. Learn more about the RiSE Advantage and how to apply. Applications open November 1st, 2014 and rolling admissions begin mid-January 2015. Admission is very competitive, so apply early!

SUMR @ Penn: The University of Pennsylvania’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) offers paid summer internships for underrepresented minority undergraduates, or any other undergrads interested in exploring the field of health services research. LDI is one of the country’s largest health services research centers coordinating the work of more than 200 senior fellows investigating the medical, economic, and social issues that influence how health care is organized, financed, managed, and delivered across the U.S. The LDI Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) program pairs students with senior fellows to work on real research projects throughout the three-month duration of the course. Designed to provide an immersive reality experience with the disciplines and culture of the academic health services research community, the program particularly encourages candidates from minority groups that are underrepresented in this field (African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander) to apply. Program participants should have an interest in health care and strong quantitative skills.  To apply, visit the SUMR website at http://ldi.upenn.edu/sumr/application by February 1st, 2015. For more information, contact the Program Director, Joanne Levy, MBA, at levyj@wharton.upenn.edu.

SUIP in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania: The application for the University of Pennsylvania, Summer Undergraduate Internship Program (SUIP) in the biomedical sciences is now open. The Summer Undergraduate Internship Program (SUIP) is designed to provide an intense research experience to students interested in graduate study in the biomedical sciences. Interns complete ten weeks of full-time laboratory research, attend state-of-the-art research seminars, and deliver scientific presentations to their peers and mentors. In addition, interns receive training in responsible conduct of research, laboratory safety, and presentation skills. Interns are also invited to career counseling sessions in which faculty and administrators discuss graduate school and career opportunities for biomedical scientists. The program is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents ONLY. Applicants must be enrolled in a four-year college for the fall semester after the program ends. We encourage applications from students of all backgrounds, particularly those from underrepresented minority groups or disadvantaged backgrounds; with disabilities; or who attend small colleges. Each intern receives a competitive stipend, on-campus housing, and transportation costs for one round trip to Penn. The program runs for ten weeks. The SUIP application is available online and must be submitted by February 1st, 2015. The application requires one statement detailing both your career goals and your area of research interest, two letters of recommendation from academic faculty or advisors, and an uploaded copy of your undergraduate transcript with the official copy sent by mail. To apply or for more information, please visit us at www.med.upenn.edu/suip/.

MIT Amgen Scholars Program, Summer 2015: The Amgen-UROP Scholars Program invites undergraduates to participate in faculty-mentored summer research at MIT in the science and biotechnology areas. Students admitted to this program (known as "Amgen Scholars") will have opportunities to conduct research, present research results, network with other undergraduates with similar research interests, and develop working relationships with MIT faculty mentors and other research staff. The Program also offers a competitive compensation package. Amgen Scholars working 40 hours per week for the nine week period will earn $4,320, based on an hourly wage of $12.00. Housing in a designated MIT residence hall and a $800 food allowance will also be provided. Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating seniors; attending a four-year university in the US; and U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents with a minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale to be eligible for the program. To learn more about the program and how to apply, please visit: http://mit.edu/urop/amgenscholars/index.html. Application deadline is February 2nd, 2015. Feel free to contact MIT Amgen-UROP Scholars Staff at (617) 253-7306, or mit-amgenscholars@mit.edu if you have any questions.

Broad Institute’s Diversity Initiative: Greetings from the Broad Institute! The Broad's Diversity Initiative is now accepting applications for our highly innovative summer research opportunity, the 2015 Summer Research Program in Genomics (SRPG). The Broad is a leading biomedical research institute dedicated to transforming human health through genomic science. SRPG is designed for undergraduates with a commitment to biomedical research. The program is specifically designed to support students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in the biomedical sciences. Students must be rising seniors or below in Fall 2015 to be eligible. Applications are due Monday, February 2nd, 2015. The program features a paid nine-week research experience, paid housing and travel expenses, travel sponsorship to participate in a national scientific conference, original research project guided by hands-on mentors, an intensive course in scientific communication, a rich curriculum of academic and career development, and team-building events and leadership development. You can find the link to the application instructions here. If you have any questions about the program, the application process or eligibility, please contact Francie Latour via email at latour@broadinstitute.org.

Success Academy Teaching Fellows Program: Success Academy is currently looking for STEM Teaching Fellows and Winter Fellows! Success Academy Charter Schools are dedicated to academic excellence, character development, and extracurricular achievement with college graduation as an end goal with 32 schools throughout New York City providing an exploration-driven curriculum for grades K-12. The Winter Fellows Program begins on February 9th, 2015. Fellows serve as Associate Teachers in designated Success Academy classrooms where they build their skills under the guidance of experienced teachers and school leaders. Outside of the classroom, they receive extensive training on our curriculum, classroom management, the education reform movement, our school design model, and our organizational values. These are full-time, salaried positions, with benefits. No previous teaching experience is required. Fellows who are not certified to teach will enroll in an 18-month Master’s and certification program through Touro College. This degree program is fully funded by Success Academy. For more information on the Winter Fellows Program visit: http://jobs.successacademies.org/jobs/descriptions/winter-2015-teaching-fellows-program-new-york-new-york-job-4871083.

AMGEN Scholars Program: Caltech's Amgen Scholars Program is geared towards students in biology, chemistry, and biotechnology fields. Some of these fields include biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, chemical and biomolecular engineering, and chemistry. Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating seniors, must be attending a four-year university in the US, and must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents with a minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale to be eligible. Amgen Scholars will receive a $6000 award, round-trip air transportation, campus housing, and a food allowance. Online applications are due February 15th, 2015. For more information please visit: www.sfp.caltech.edu/programs/amgen_scholars. Please contact Carol Casey at casey@caltech.edu or (626) 395-2887 with questions or concerns.

HACU National Internship Program: Attention sophomores, juniors, and seniors! If you’re seeking an internship with the federal government or in the corporate sector, the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities can provide you the opportunity to graduate with career experience. The HACU National Internship Program (HNIP) can help you can gain this experience while living in the nation’s capital or other exciting major cities nationwide. These 10 to 15 week paid internships are open to undergraduate students in year two or higher or a graduate students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Summer 2015 Internship applications are due by February 27th, 2015. Fall 2015 Internships may be applied for until the June 15th, 2015 deadline. To see a full list of HNIP’s Federal, Corporate, and Non-Profit Partners and for more information, please visit: www.hacu.net/hnip

GHMHI Mental Health Disparities Talk with Pamela Collins: The Global Health and Medical Humanities Initiative (GHMHI), under the leadership of Professor Erica Caple James, has invited Pamela Collins, Associate Director for Special Populations at the National Institute of Mental Health, to give a talk on campus during the spring 2015 semester on mental health disparities. The Office for Special Populations coordinates research and policy work on the mental health needs of women and minorities and under Dr. Collins' leadership, these topics are being explored both within the United States and beyond. Dr. Collins will speak at MIT on February 27th, 2015 from 10AM to 11:50AM as part of the ongoing Friday Morning Seminar series; the exact location of the talk is yet to be determined. Further information will be disseminated as it becomes available.

Stanford GSB Research Fellows Program: The Research Fellows Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) offers a unique post-baccalaureate, two-year fellowship for high-potential individuals to do research in business related fields, such as Economics, Finance, and Political Economy. Because of its strong belief in the value of diversity (broadly defined) in the pursuit of its educational mission, Stanford GSB strongly encourages applications from women and under-represented minorities, as well as from others whose backgrounds and experience would bring additional dimensions to the educational experience. The fellowship offers tuition, health insurance, and a living stipend. The application for the July 2015 start date is now available and will be accepted during two admissions rounds. Spring application deadline: March 3rd, 2015. Questions about the Research Fellows program can be directed to gsb_fellows@stanford.edu.

2015 NASA MUREP Scholarship & NASA Scholars: NASA's Office of Education is accepting applications for Minority University Research and Education Program Scholars and NASA Scholars. The MUREP Scholarship focuses on underserved and underrepresented students in STEM. NASA Scholars is open to all students in STEM. Both are competitive opportunities that focus on students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, disciplines, to address the critical shortage of qualified STEM professionals that the nation is facing. Eligible students include rising freshman (high school graduating seniors or GED recipients not yet enrolled in college), sophomores and juniors, at the undergraduate level, who will complete their undergraduate degree in spring 2016 or later and Minority Serving Institution community college students with at least two years remaining at the community college. The goal is to address the agency's mission-specific workforce needs and target areas of national need in minority STEM representation. The scholarship includes up to a $9,000 academic scholarship, not to exceed 75 percent of verified tuition, and a $6,000 stipend for a required 10-week internship at a NASA center during Summer 2015. The internship provides scholars with a unique NASA research experience and preparation for global competitiveness. Applications are due March 1st, 2015. Applications should be submitted through the NASA One Stop Shopping Initiative at https://intern.nasa.gov/. Applicants should be sure to select “scholarships” for the type of application. MUREP scholarships and other NASA Office of Education scholarships cannot be concurrently accepted or combined with another U.S. government scholarship or funding, irrespective of the scholar's status.

2014-15 Virginia Space Grant Consortium STEM Bridge Scholarship: The Virginia Space Grant Consortium, or VSGC, is offering renewable scholarships to sophomore undergraduate students studying science, technology, engineering or mathematics, or STEM. The STEM Bridge Scholarships are $1,000 and are available to students who are U.S. citizens from any federally recognized minority group enrolled fulltime at one of the five VSGC member universities: The College of William and Mary, Hampton University, Old Dominion University, University of Virginia and Virginia Tech. The STEM Bridge Program bridges students to future opportunities by mentoring and guiding them to future VSGC scholarships and NASA-related paid internships. The program encourages students to explore how their majors can apply to NASA’s Mission. This is a competitive program, and awards are based on student academic merit, quality of interest essay as well as letters of recommendation from current college faculty who can attest to students' interest in STEM areas. The deadline for submitting applications has been extended to May 16th, 2015. For more information, visit http://vsgc.odu.edu/sf/Bridge/. Please email any questions about this opportunity to rkashiri@odu.edu.

NASA Pathways Recent Graduate Program: Attention Graduating Seniors! NASA is currently seeking participants for the Pathways Recent Graduate Program, which is open to recent Grads for up to two years after they graduate. The Pathways Recent Graduate Program is one of the government’s pipelines for entry level positions, in addition to the Pathways Internship Program. NASA Goddard does not utilize the Recent Graduate Program extensively but many other NASA Centers do. For more information on the Pathways Recent Graduate Program visit: http://nasajobs.nasa.gov/studentopps/employment/rgp.htm Please Note: There is no single or rolling deadline for applications to this program. Deadlines are associated with individual opportunities which may be viewed on the associate website in a job-search fashion.

3M Full-time Openings & Internships: Attention students! 3M currently has 100 openings for their Optimized Operations ( O2 ) program. December 2014 and May 2015 graduates are being hired for full time positions in O2 right now! Students can apply through our website by clicking on the "apply now" button which is on our homepage:  www.3M.com/careers-O2. O2’s first summer internship program for third-year students will also begin Summer 2015 with 30 openings. Interested students must have at least one prior internship or work related experience and a minimum of 3.0GPA on a 4.0 scale. 5.0 scaled GPA’s will be adjusted accordingly.

Summer 2015 Opportunities in South Africa: MIT students looking to intern in South Africa this summer please visit and apply to MIT-South Africa: https://misti.mit.edu/student-programs/location/south-africa. Deadlines are rolling as of November 18th, 2014.

Atlantis Project 2015 Hospital Internships for Pre-health Students: Hospital internships run by AP provide students experiences within government-run hospitals in Europe. These experiences are essential for fostering a deeper understanding of universal healthcare systems and the field of medicine and healthcare overall. The AP is excited to announce it has opened rolling applications for all 2015 programs, including winter break, spring break, and summer sessions in Spain and Portugal. Programs are open to undergraduate students 18 and older and recent grads interested in the health professions. AP Programs provide hospital placements, clinical exposure, community impact, and language experience during these transformative experiences in unique locations. Contact us for more information. Learn more at Atlantis-Project.org, and check out videos featuring alumni perspectives.

MWPC Internship Program: The Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus (MWPC) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization founded in 1971 with the purpose of maximizing the participation of women of all ages in the political process, and increasing the number of women elected and appointed to public office and public policy positions in Massachusetts government. The goal of the Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus Internship Program is to provide the interns with a positive learning experience within the modern women's political movement. Interns work on the ongoing programs and administration of the MWPC under supervision of the Associate Director throughout each semester and the summer months. To apply please visit http://www.mwpc.org/get/internships.php to fill out an application. Please follow up with an email including a resume and cover letter, regarding why you are interested in interning with the MWPC and what you hope to learn and achieve in your time with us to: chelsea@mwpc.org.

AWIS: Attention Students: You have a free membership with AWIS! MIT is an institutional partner of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS). AWIS is the largest multi-disciplinary organization for women in STEM dedicated to achieving equality and full participation of women in all disciplines and across all employment sectors. AWIS reached more than 15,000 professionals in STEM around the country. All interested students enrolled in a STEM program are eligible for a one-year FREE membership in AWIS. All you need to do is sign up using your MIT email! Join the AWIS community here: http://www.awis.org/mit.

Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine FlexMed Program: Attention interested Sophomores: The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s has an exciting new FlexMed Program! The FlexMed Program is the first in the country to offer early acceptance to medical school for college sophomores from any major; with no MCAT requirement. Some highlights of the FlexMed Program include early revised pre-med requirements, flexibility which encourages students to “Flex” their intellectual, creative, humanistic, and scientific muscles, and academic freedom which allows students to pursue the area of study of their choice, unencumbered by the traditional pre-med science requirements. If you would like additional information or would like to discuss this program, please contact George Schreiner at george.schreiner@mssm.edu.

AudioCommon - MIT Music Tech Startup: Now hiring for IAP and beyond, the MIT Music Tech Startup, AudioCommon, is looking for backend developers to work throughout IAP. There is potential for follow-on opportunities post-IAP as well. AudioCommon is a fast-moving, MIT music tech startup that is redefining the way music is created and shared in today's interconnected world.  AudioCommon is looking for motivated people to take on real responsibility and play important roles in the company as we design and develop the next iteration of our cloud-based platform.  To apply, send an e-mail to jobs@audiocommon.com with the words "MIT APPLICATION" as the subject. Please include the following information in the body of the e-mail: name and contact info (phone number, etc.), a brief description of your interest in this opportunity, a brief description of your background, and your availability (e.g., When can you get started? How many hours can you work each week?, etc.). Please attach a copy of your resume to this e-mail as well.