Bridging Disciplines Programs Opportunities

Psychology Professor Seeking Research Assistants with Programming and Graphic Design Skills

February 27, 2015 · No Comments

Description
We are developing a new web-based platform for publication of scientific information. The project was born from observing the highly inefficient practices currently dominating the dissemination of scientific information. Instead of fixing these problems one by one we decided to create a prototype of a scientific journal series on a completely different basis that breaks from traditional commercial publication practice. A significant part of the code has already been developed. I am looking for creative, dedicated students who are experienced in programming web applications to continue the project. You also must be open to new approaches, bring you new ideas to the table for testing on a larger internet community.

Qualifications
Computer programming on web application platforms.
The usual suspects C/C++, MySQL, Java, (Ajax, Python, …, you name it).
Developing experience on Rails is a bonus.
You bring your toolbox and graphical design skills.

Project Timeline
Start: 1/1/2015 End: 12/31/2016

Duties
Programming, attend regular weekly meetings. Meet milestones of code development. Team work alternating with individual work. Flexible schedule.
Interested? Contact Professor Zoltan Nadasdy at zoltan@utexas.edu

 

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Global Jazz Research Opportunity

February 27, 2015 · No Comments

Dr. Charles Carson, Assistant Professor of Musicology at the Butler School of Music, is involved in a long-term multi-sited exploration of jazz outside of the US. Questions include: the role of race and class; stylistic variations; and the alternative political uses of the music in various contexts. Sites include Sweden, South Africa, and Argentina. Assistantship open to anyone interested in culture/history/politics.

For more information, check out the Eureka website here.

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Multimedia Games Seeking Artists and Game Developers for Summer Internships

February 19, 2015 · No Comments

Multimedia Games, a GCA company, designs, manufactures, and distributes advanced gaming technology for the Native American and commercial casino markets with product offerings in video slots, reel-spinning slot machines, and the industry-leading TournEvent® slot tournament system.

Multimedia Games is looking for 4 Game Development and 2 Artist interns for the summer. Read more and apply at http://www.multimediagames.com/open-positions.

 

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Andy Roddick Foundation Seeks Summer Program Mentors

February 19, 2015 · No Comments

The Summer Program Mentor is an essential position in the Andy Roddick Foundation’s Summer Learning Program at Pecan Springs Early College Prep Elementary. Program Mentors are responsible for the routine supervision, health, and safety of an assigned group of elementary students. Enthusiastic, caring Program Mentors are an integral part of our program and the primary caregivers of the children enrolled. As role models, Program Mentors are selected based on experience, maturity, enthusiasm, creativity, and attitude. Program Mentors actively assist in preparing for and implementing of weekly activities. They foster positive relationships with children, families, and other staff while exemplifying the Foundation’s goals and values.

Essential Functions

  • Direct, supervise, and organize up to 12 elementary students in a group within activities and throughout the program in order to meet intended outcomes
  • Ensure students are properly supervised at all times, including while on site and field trips
  • Assist in the teaching of various educational and recreational activities under direction of Lead Instructor, Instructors, or Coaches
  • Be actively involved with students during program activities, including physical activity (e.g., running, jumping, etc.)
  • Apply basic child development principles through communication, relationship development, respect for diversity, and involvement and empowerment of children
  • Serve as a positive role model for all students
  • Build positive, mentoring relationships with students
  • Manage student behavior, as needed
  • Ensure that school and program rules are observed
  • Ensure a healthy and safe environment for students
  • Maintain positive staff, family, and community relationships
  • Actively participate in staff trainings and meetings
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Some college course work completed in education or related field
  • Experience working with elementary-age students required
  • Bilingual English/Spanish strongly preferred
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills, a cooperative attitude, and the ability to work with and understand the needs of children
  • Ability to teach and lead various educational and recreational activities
  • Must be able to pass criminal history background check, Sex Offender Registry Check, and references
  • Must be available for all staff training, including First Aid/CPR, from June 8-12
  • Must be available to work Monday-Friday 8am-4pm from June 15-July 24
  • Must be available to work July 27-29 for program wrap-up activities
To Apply:
Visit https://arfoundation.org/getinvolved/employment.html for full job description.
Submit cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to programs@arfoundation.org by February 27, 2015.

 

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Austin EcoNetwork Seeking Editorial Intern

February 13, 2015 · No Comments

Join the Austin EcoNetwork team as an editorial intern! This will not be a busywork kind of internship. AEN’s editorial intern will have the opportunity to jump right into the action, writing blogs and assisting in the production of the EcoNews. Although this is an unpaid position, the intern will have the opportunity to accrue bylines, writing clips, and a great deal of experience. The hours are flexible and enthusiasm is a must.

Responsibilities will include:

Assisting in the production of the weekly EcoNews
Writing blogs about local environmental issues and events
Helping to maintain the EcoNetwork’s monthly event calendar

Who should apply:

Journalism/English majors currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program
Past experience interning at other publications or working for a school newspaper is a plus

Please send a resume and writing clips to Amy Stansbury at amyrstansbury@gmail.com

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Dell Medical School Hiring Student Assistants – Apply by 2/18

February 12, 2015 · No Comments

Dell Medical School Work Study Student Assistant Position Description

The Dell Medical School is seeking a student assistant to join the development team. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about philanthropy, donor relations, and healthcare in a high-profile, dynamic, and energetic setting.

Term:
-Spring 2015 semester, with potential for a summer 2015 and fall 2015 appointment. (Anticipated start date: February 23, 2015)
-Availability for 10-12 hours, Monday-Friday between 8am-5pm.

Reports To: Development Associate

Duties:
-Assist the Development Associate with donor stewardship projects including gift processing, the writing/distribution of donor acknowledgment letters, mailings, and writing donor profiles.
-Perform various clerical duties such as filing, copying, running errands, answering the telephone, and greeting visitors.
-Prepare electronic and hard copy informational packets for donors.
-Engage in computer/library research to perform benchmarking and other special projects. Perform data entry using Microsoft Excel and University databases.
-Assist the development team with planning and executing special events.
-Organize pre- and post- travel documentation for gift officers.
-Additional duties as assigned.

Skills/Qualifications:
-Professional demeanor with excellent oral and written communication.
-Ability to communicate and interact positively and effectively with current/prospective donors, staff, and faculty.
-Ability and commitment to successfully manage confidential records, both paper and electronic.
-Ability to work independently and take initiative in suggesting and assisting with projects that contribute to improving operations and procedures.
-Possess sound judgment, attention to detail, and strong organizational skills.
-Familiarity with word processing, computer data entry, filing, and telephone reception.
-Computer literate. Familiarity with Microsoft Office software such as Excel and Word. Experience with Adobe InDesign and Adobe Acrobat Pro preferred.
-Responsible and dependable, managing work time effectively and completing projects with accuracy.
-Interest in healthcare, philanthropy, donor relations, and communications.

Application:
Please submit an application on HireALonghorn.org by Wednesday, February 18th at 5pm. Candidates will be contacted for interviews, scheduled to begin during the week of February 16th.

HireALonghorn Information: Search for Job ID 59328 (work-study) or 53013 (non work-study).

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Capital Area Food Bank of Texas Seeking Interns

February 11, 2015 · No Comments

The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas, a leader in the fight against hunger for more than 30 years, is currently hiring for a number of internship and fellowship positions.

Internships:
Community Events Intern
Human Resources Intern
Nutrition Education Intern
Resource Development Intern
Volunteer Resources Intern

Fellowships:
Child Hunger Corps Member
Child Hunger Fellowship

See a full list of open positions and submit your application at https://www.austinfoodbank.org/about-us/careers.

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McNair Scholars Program

February 10, 2015 · No Comments

The McNair Scholars program is currently recruiting and accepting new students for the Fall 2015 semester. We are looking for undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing doctoral degrees who are low-income, first-generation, and/or traditionally underrepresented in graduate education. All McNair Scholars obtain a faculty mentor, work on an independent research project, receive free GRE prep (worth $2,000), and are eligible for up to $5,500 for participating. Our application deadline is Friday, April 4th, 2015. More information and the application can be found at www.utmcnairscholars.org.

 Information sessions will be taking place:

 February 16th from 6:00–7:00 pm in CBA 4.338

March 5th from 6:00-7:00 pm in CBA 4.338

March 26th from 6:00-7:00pm In CBA 4.338

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Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society Seeks Summer Interns – Apply by 2/16

February 10, 2015 · No Comments

Summer Internship Program 2015 – Now Accepting Applications!

The application deadline for all students for Summer 2015 is Monday February 16, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Each summer the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University swings open the doors of our vibrant yellow house to welcome a group of talented and curious students as full-time interns – Berkterns! – who are passionate about the promise of the Internet. Finding connected and complementary research inquiries among their diverse backgrounds, students represent all levels of study, are being trained in disciplines across the board, and come from universities all over the world to tackle issues related to the core of Berkman’s research agenda, including law, technology, innovation, and knowledge; the relationships between Internet and civic activity; and the intersection of technology, learning, and development. Summer interns jump head first into the swirl of the Berkman universe, where they are deeply and substantively involved in our research projects and efforts.

Becoming invaluable contributors to the Center’s operation and success, interns conduct collaborative and independent research under the guidance of Berkman staff, fellows, and faculty. Specific roles, tasks, and experiences vary depending on Center needs and interns’ skills; a select list of expected opportunities for Summer 2015 is below. Typically, the workload of each intern is primarily based under one project or suite of projects, with encouragement and flexibility to get involved in additional projects across the Center.

In addition to joining research teams, summer interns participate in special lectures with Berkman Center faculty and fellows, engage each other through community experiences like weekly interns discussion hours, and attend Center-wide events and gatherings with members of the wider Berkman community. As well, each year interns establish new channels for fun and learning, such as organizing topical debates; establishing reading groups and book clubs; producing podcasts and videos; and hosting potlucks, cook-offs, and BBQs (fortunately for us, people share).

Learn more and begin your application at https://cyber.law.harvard.edu/getinvolved/internships_summer.

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UT Office of Undergrad Research Offers Research/Travel Scholarships

February 6, 2015 · No Comments

The Office of Undergraduate Research is pleased to offer Research or Conference Travel scholarships, which are awarded to select UT undergraduates to help them pursue research beyond Austin or present their work at a conference. These awards are offered in the fall and spring, and typically range between $100 and $350. Students interested in applying should return the application form by Friday, March 13, 2015.

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