Monthly Archives: April 2012

Paid internship opportunities for Fall 2012

Opportunities for paid internships through Doctors without Borders in a number of fields, including Public Relations and Human Resources. In addition to gaining experience within their chosen field, all interns will also gain a basic introduction to the field of international medical humanitarian aid and advocacy. All internships will take place in New York and will be paid at the rate of $10.00 per hour.

Deadline to apply: August 3rd 2012

For details: http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/work/office/internships.cfm?ref

 

Research positions for anti-bullying intervention project (flexible start date):

Project Manager for a Research-Based Anti-Bullying Intervention Program in New Jersey Middle Schools
We are hiring project managers for an innovative anti-bullying intervention research project based in the Psychology Department at Princeton University. The intervention project is designed to test research insights on peer influence and social networks, and will be conducted in New Jersey middle schools.

Project managers will work on a creative and high-energy research team led by faculty member Betsy Levy Paluck and postdoctoral associate Hana Shepherd, and will work with New Jersey students, teachers, and school administrators. Project managers will make important contributions to research-based solutions to the problem of peer bullying and harassment.
Each project manager will be responsible for administering all aspects of the intervention in several schools. During the school year, project managers will be responsible for overseeing all day-to-day operations of the research project, which will involve extensive interaction with teachers and administrators in the schools to schedule meetings and survey administration, and with the university researchers to discuss ongoing feedback and observations. The intervention that project managers will administer will involve meeting once or twice monthly to lead discussions and activities with a select group of students in each middle school. Project managers will also be responsible for coordinating the administration of surveys to all students at each school three times during the year, and working with teachers and administrators to collect and organize information about each school.

The position is ideal for candidates who are enthusiastic about working with adolescents, conducting research, and learning more about the combination of research and practical and policy interventions. Project managers will acquire experience working with a school district and working with innovative university research. Ideal candidates are those interested in gaining experience in secondary education or intervention-based approaches to social problems, or pursuing a higher degree in social science, public policy, education, or program evaluation.

Specific Responsibilities:

·      Helping researchers design activities for monthly meetings with middle school students
·      Leading monthly meetings with selected students at each middle school
·      Assisting with the administration of surveys of all students and teachers in each school
·      Maintaining constant contact with teachers and administrators in each school regarding school events and logistics
·      Maintaining constant contact with the two faculty members running the project
·      Monitoring online content about bullying and harassment for each school
·      Entering and managing data about the schools
·      Collecting and managing records throughout the year for each school
·      Organizing periodic events for select students throughout the year


Required
Qualifications and Skills:

·      Bachelors degree in social science (e.g., economics, sociology, psychology, anthropology, or political science), education, or a related field
·      Experience with and enthusiasm for working with middle or high school students
·      Creativity and innovative thinking
·      Excellent written and oral communication skills
·      Excellent attention to detail, record-keeping, and organization
·      Access to a car and ability to drive
·      Must pass a background check

Desired (not required) experience and skills include:

·      Experience with social science research and/or project management
·      Familiarity with conducting interviews or focus groups
·      Experience coordinating schedules and conducting meetings with administrators
·      Familiarity with social media
·      Experience working with racially and culturally diverse students
·      Spanish language

The position has a flexible start date; it will run either from June 2012 through June 2013 or from August 2012 to June 2013. Compensation is standard for university research assistants and benefits are included. The official job title will be Research Specialist for Princeton University.
To apply, please send a cover letter expressing your interest, highlighting relevant skills, and explaining why you are a good fit for this position given the requirements, and a resume including the contact information for two references to njroots@princeton.edu, with the subject heading “Project Manager.” We will then send you a case study as an opportunity to demonstrate creativity and innovation after receiving your initial materials. All short list candidates will be interviewed.

Youth Conference for Jobs, Internships, Educational and Volunteer Opportunities

May 2, 2012, 4-7 pm Brooklyn College Student Center East 27th & Campus Road, Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Community Board 14 is pleased to announce that their Fifth Annual Youth Conference will take place on May 2, 2012. All teenagers, aged 12-19, are invited to attend this great event to find out about jobs, internships, educational and volunteer opportunities, as well as additional services offered to young people in our community by various government agencies, non-profit organizations and local businesses.

UNICEF summer internship in education

Summer Internship: Education Intern
Location: NY – New York
Employment Type: Internship

Description
The incumbent will provide support for:

Development of teacher resources
Maintenance of social media tools and website
Research on opportunities to extend the the reach of the department’s resources

The internship will provide an opportunity to learn about:

The role of global education in the United States, with emphasis on the production of education materials and supporting globally-minded teachers
The U.S. Fund for UNICEF and UNICEF’s work around the world

The work schedule is flexible, but the candidate should expect to commit at least 20 hours per week for this internship.

Specific intern responsibilities will include:

Reviewing, updating, and drafting resources (classroom tools, eNewsletters, blog)
Maintaining TeachUNICEF website and developing social media properties
Responding to teacher outreach and reaching out to teachers
Conducting and presenting research to help inform the Education Department
Supporting preparation for teacher trainings
Other assignments as needed

For more information visit the website: http://tbe.taleo.net/NA7/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=UNICEFUSA&cws=1&rid=260

HU Service Career Panel – Thurs, 4/26, 3:45

Representatives from the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps and City Year discuss service careers and how your talents and skills are needed in these organizations.
Thursday, April 26, 2012 • 3:45 p.m.
Where: The Career Center, M. Robert Lowe Hall, South Campus
Co-sponsored by the Office of Student Leadership and Activities.

For more information, contact The Career Center at 516-463-6060
or careercenter@hofstra.edu