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Heads Up! Newsletter April 27th, 2015 Edition



Announcements & Opportunities

The Latina/o Experience in Literature, Film and Popular Culture: This course explores the rich diversity of Latina and Latino voices and experiences as reflected in various media. Texts will include This Bridge Called My Back, Esmeralda Santiago’s memoir When I was Puerto Rican, Junot Diaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, and writings by Sandra Cisneros. The class considers how Latinas are represented by mainstream Hollywood and independent filmmakers in works ranging from West Side Story and Real Women Have Curves, to the recent TV series Cristela and Jane the Virgin, and Princess Nokia’s music video “Young Girls.” This special subject in Women’s and Gender Studies, HASS-H, will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3PM to 4:30PM in room 1-277.

National GEM Consortium 2015 Annual Conference: The National GEM Consortium 2015 Annual Conference is taking place from August 5th to August 7th, 2015 in Boston! Join in for three full days of workshops, talks, and tours in Boston! For more information, visit: http://www.gemfellowship.org/sponsorship/annual-conference-schedule-over...

HACU and Southwest Airlines to offer college students a chance to receive travel awards: The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) and Southwest Airlines are partnering once again to offer college students the opportunity to apply for the “Dándole Alas a Tu Éxito/Giving Flight to Your SuccessTM” ¡Lánzate! Travel Award Program. Eligible students can apply for the opportunity to receive a travel award to visit with family while in college. Southwest Airline tickets are awarded to undergraduate and graduate Hispanic students with socio-economic needs who journey away from home to pursue higher education. Students must submit two essays with their application. Each student is eligible to receive between one and four tickets for use by the student or immediate family to travel to/from a college or university. Applications are due by May 15, 2015. For more information, please visit: http://www.hacu.net/hacu/Lanzate.asp

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. 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.

US Student Fulbright Program: If you are a junior, senior, or graduate student, a Fulbright award can fund an academic project or year of study abroad. Fulbright US Student grants fund 9-10 month academic projects or a year of graduate study abroad. To qualify for a Fulbright, you must be a US citizen. Projects can take place in one of over more than a hundred qualifying countries and can be in any academic discipline. Learn about what you need to do to apply through MIT and speak with staff in GECD Distinguished Fellowships in the spring or summer of to prepare your proposal. Deadlines begin in early Fall 2015. For more information visit: https://gecd.mit.edu/go_abroad/fellowships/explore/fulbright. Contact Nora Delaney at ndelaney@mit.edu with any questions.

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.

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. 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 GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. 5.0 scaled GPA’s will be adjusted accordingly.

Atlantis Project 2015 Hospital Internships for Pre-health Students: Hospital internships run by AP provide students experiences within government-run hospitals in Europe. 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. 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. 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.

AudioCommon - MIT Music Tech Startup: Now hiring, 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. 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.

UBS Financial Services Internship Opportunity: Attention interested students! UBS Financial Services is looking for Interns in the Wealth Management division dealing primarily with private clients in New York, NY for college credit. Students who are dedicated and motivated to learn all the aspects of the brokerage business, as well as finding an intern who values teamwork are encourage to apply. Full or part time internships are available for the spring/fall/summer semesters. Interested students should email their resumes to Sarah Kiggundu at Sarah.Kiggundu@wellsfargo.com for forwarding to UBS Financial Services.

LEADing to Africa:  IBM Watson is looking for students currently enrolled in a US university, who are from, or have an interest in, South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Egypt, Morocco, and Ghana, who would intern with IBM this summer in the US. For more information, and to apply, please visit: http://www-05.ibm.com/employment/emea/africa/leadingtoafrica/index.shtml

Research and Development Opportunities with IBM: IBM is currently looking for underrepresented minority students in Computer Science, Math, Statistics, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Material Science and Chemistry for Summer and  full-time opportunities in 2015.  Undergraduates, Ph.D students, and Masters students completing their education by Spring 2015 and looking for full time Research or Development opportunities as well as continuing students in the Fall of 2015 and looking for summer 2015 IBM Research or Development opportunities are encouraged to apply. Send your resume/cv to: davistb@us.ibm.com.  Please note in this email if you are completing your education by Spring 2015, and looking for full time opportunities or if you are a continuing student in the Fall of 2015 looking for a summer internship opportunities in the upcoming Summer. Specify the Research or Development area of your education that is a match for you and please post your resume/cv to the IBM Applicant portal: http://www-03.ibm.com/employment/. All students are considered for IBM opportunities, this is an outreach for an under represented group in the Science and Engineering field. IBM Research and Development groups sponsors Foreign Nationals. For more information, please visit: http://www.research.ibm.com/.

NSF FREEDM Systems Center ERC Graduate Program: The NSF Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery Management (FREEDM) Systems Center at NCSU is accepting applications for graduate study. Underrepresented minority students are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit: http://freedm.ncsu.edu/

NSF Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for ASSIST Graduate Program: NSF Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST) at NCSU is accepting applications for graduate study. Underrepresented minority students are encouraged to apply. For More information, please visit: http://assist.ncsu.edu/

BUPC NSF REU Summer 2015: The Boston University Photonics Center (BUPC) offers a 10-week paid summer NSF REU program for undergraduate engineering students. To learn more about the site and the application process, please visit: http://www.bu.edu/photonics-reu/. This opportunity is open to all Electrical and Computer, Materials Science, Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering students. Participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Congressional Research Service 2015 Diversity Internship Program: The Congressional Research Service is seeking students who are members of traditionally underrepresented minority groups and individuals with disabilities for paid summer internship opportunities. Positions offer a salary range of $13.30 to $25.30/hour. U.S. Citizenship is required. To apply, please send your resume and transcript (official or unofficial) to Eliamelisa Gonzalez at egonzalez@crs.loc.gov. You can also contact Ms. Gonzalez at 202.707.6399. Recruitment will be ongoing until positions are filled. Interns may be eligible for the Metro Transit Subsidies Program. For more information about CRS, please go to http://www.loc.gov/crsinfo/. The opportunities currently available are listed below:

Fuel Cell Vehicle Intern – Resources, Science, and Industry Division
The intern will work with analysts on transportation and energy policy research, and contribute to a report on fuel cell vehicles. The report will require the intern to analyze and summarize this vehicle technology, the market outlook, federal support, and legislative interest. Applicants should have a familiarity with motor vehicle technologies, energy, and excellent writing and analytical skills. Students enrolled in a graduate program such as engineering, economics engineering business, energy, transportation, motor vehicles or a MBA preferred.

Information Research Intern – Knowledge Services Group
The intern in the Resources, Science and Industry (RSI) consulting section of the Knowledge Services Group will assist analysts and information specialists, and provide research for congressional requests in the areas of natural resources and earth sciences. Some writing may be required. The ideal candidate should demonstrate the ability to research and write short descriptive products. Students enrolled in a MLIS or MLS preferred. Will also consider students with demonstrated research skills enrolled in Bachelor or Master’s program in natural resources, earth science, biology, engineering, information management services or liberal arts.

Content Management Intern - Office of Information Management and Technology
The position involves communicating with managers and staff throughout CRS via a team email account, and working with multiple databases and applications. Intern should have experience with concepts and development of metadata and taxonomy, Microsoft Office products (especially Excel 2010) and be familiar with MS SharePoint 2007. Undergraduate or graduate student of library science, information science or information technology preferred.

Project Management Intern – Office of Information Management and Technology
Intern will provide support in two areas: functional/user interface testing, and technical writing/editing. Undergraduate students in information science, information technology engineering, library science, business administration or English preferred.

GE Global Research Employment Opportunities: GE Global Research is seeking MIT Students for several open opportunities! Each of these positions off the chance to develop dynamic model-based controls and optimization technologies and deliver solutions in controls technologies including modeling, estimation, advanced controls and real-time optimization to develop technology differentiation for GE products and services. Opportunities may close at any time at the discretion of the employer. Search and apply for these opportunities by title at: http://jobs.gecareers.com/go/GE-Global-Research-Jobs/236081/

Available Opportunities:
•Edison Engineering – Controls Engineer, Job # 2039552
•Control Systems Engineer, Job #2025875
•Lead Control Systems Engineer, Job # 2032281
•Senior Control Systems Engineer, Job #2042847