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Call for applications: Summer 2018 undergraduate research internship program in the Pharmaceutical Sciences at VCU!

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The VCU School of Pharmacy is pleased to announce the creation of a pilot undergraduate research internship program for summer 2018. The major objectives of this program are: 1) to increase the pool of exceptional individuals seeking to pursue careers in the pharmaceutical sciences or biomedical sciences; and 2) to expose undergraduate students to pharmaceutical research. All interns participate in a ten-week summer research program under the supervision of a diverse multidisciplinary group of our outstanding scientific scholars. Our faculty’s areas of expertise include population research, clinical research, and basic research (see following page). This internship program includes a strong educational component to expose interns to the depth and breadth of research and career opportunities available in the pharmaceutical sciences. Each intern is assigned to a graduate faculty member who will serve as a mentor for the duration of the program. The mentors are available to advise the interns throughout college and after graduation.

Program Details

  • Eligibility: undergraduate students completing sophomore or junior year preferred (seniors will be considered); interested in pharmaceutical or biomedical research; minimum GPA (3.0; >3.5 preferred) · Program details: June 4 to August 10 (i.e.,10 weeks, with 1 week of vacation that may not be the 1st or final week), 40 hours per week
  • Research areas: see following page
  • Stipend: $3,000 plus $1,000 for the mentor to cover the cost of supplies · Educational component: Weekly presentations or research demonstrations by graduate faculty and graduate students; a final report and presentation from each intern
  • Application Deadline: March 2, 2018
  • How to apply: Submit copy of transcripts, resume/CV, and 1-2 page personal statement (describing your interest in pharmaceutical or biomedical research, any past research experiences, career aspirations, etc.) to sjackson29@vcu.edu. Request two academic letters of reference to be sent directly to sjackson29@vcu.edu.
  • Questions: Please send email to sjackson29@vcu.edu.

Summer interns will conduct research under the guidance of graduate faculty in the following areas:

1) Department of Medicinal Chemistry (https://pharmacy.vcu.edu/medchem/) Allosteric drug interactions Anti-cancer and anti-HIV drug development Anticoagulants and enzyme mechanism Behavioral effects of drugs Bioinformatics Centrally-active drugs Chemical biology Drug discovery Drugs of abuse Molecular modeling and drug design Natural product synthesis Next generation antibiotics QSAR technology development RNA-drug interactions Structural biology X-ray crystallography

2) Department of Pharmaceutics (https://pharmacy.vcu.edu/pharmaceutics/) Aerosol drug delivery Biopharmaceutical analysis Drug Transporters Nanomedicine Ocular drug delivery Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics Proteomics

3) Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcome Science (https://pharmacy.vcu.edu/dpos/) Health economics and outcomes research Social and administrative constructs of pharmacy practice Pharmacoepidemiology of antimicrobial usage Cardiology (heart failure, inflammation, drug development) Thrombosis and haemostasis (hemophilia, coagulopathy, drug development) Women’s health / endocrinology Personalized medicine (genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, lipidomics) Neurocritical care (TBI, stroke) Geriatric Pharmacotherapy HIV clinical pharmacology Clinical trials Scholarship of teaching and learning Pharmacy practice innovation

Timmons Group Environmental Intern Summer 2018

Timmons Group’s Environmental Department is looking for two eager students (Grad or Undergrad) in the environmental field to serve as interns for the summer of 2018.  Environmental Interns will gain experience working on many projects that will be underway during the summer.  Typical work includes wetland delineations, pond management, environmental site assessments, stream restoration, environmental permitting, etc.  This is a PAID position.  Interns are required to work 32 hours/week, Monday-Thursday.  Interested candidates must be okay with working long days in the field if needed.  A typical work day is from 7:30am-4:30pm, though field work often requires earlier mornings (~6am) and longer days.  Former interns are in an ideal position to obtain a full time position upon graduation.

 

The positions are not posted anywhere online.  Interested students should send their resumes and a brief cover letter to brian.breissinger@timmons.com as soon as possible to be considered.

Summer REU Program: Marine Sciences

Applications are now being accepted for the Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Marine Sciences for Summer 2018.  This NSF-funded experience at the University of Delaware will provide undergraduates the opportunity to work with faculty in research-intensive setting on a research topic in chemical, physical, or biological oceanography, marine biology, or marine geology.  In addition to hands-on research experience, student support includes a $6,000 stipend, campus housing, and travel assistance.

More information and the application can be found on their website. You may also be interested to hear directly from former interns, or see one of their field trips from last summer.

Forest Field Technician

The Gough Forest Ecology Lab (http://www.people.vcu.edu/~cmgough/) at Virginia Commonwealth University seeks paid undergraduate research technicians for the summer 2018 field season. Technicians will contribute to National Science Foundation supported research at the University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS) aimed at advancing understanding of disturbance effects on forest growth and carbon cycling (http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1655095&HistoricalAwards=false). Summer residence at the Field Station in Pellston, Michigan is required (https://lsa.umich.edu/umbs). Our lab team and the UMBS community are highly collaborative, with all members expected to enthusiastically participate in group field research activities and lab gatherings.

Applicants should submit a 1-page cover letter describing how this position is aligned with their interests, and a curriculum vita with GPA and references included by February 15 to Chris Gough, cmgough@vcu.edu.

Harvard Summer Programs in Public Health

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Paid internship Summer 2018? Oct. 27 is the deadline to apply.

There’s still time for college students to apply for a paid spring internship offered through the HACU National Internship Program (HNIP).

The Application Deadline is: Friday
October 27, 2017

APPLY HERE 

Interns selected will be placed at a participating federal agency in Washington, D.C. or a field office nationwideDownload the HACU National Internship Program flyer here.

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • HNIP is open to all majors. The spring program dates are January 11 – April 27, 2018.     
  • Round-trip airfare to intern location included.
  • Housing arrangement assistance.
  • Intern stipends are determined by academic level at the time of application.
  • Professional development, social, and cultural activities.

ELIGIBILITY

 

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a degree-seeking program at an accredited institution in the U.S. or Puerto Rico. Recent graduates are eligible for a limited number of internships.
  • Completion of freshman year in college before the internship begins.
  • Authorized or eligible to work by law in the United States.

    During the month of October, we are also accepting resumes from students interested in a summer internship at a corporationMore>>

 

 

NSF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE FOR UNDERGRADUATES in BARRIER ISLANDS – Paid summer research opportunity

Dr. Julie Zinnert is seeking 1 motivated undergraduate student with a strong background and interest in plant ecology to assist with research on the role of vegetation and feedbacks with environment in barrier island communities of the Virginia Coast Reserve. We have several ongoing NSF-funded research projects centered on the following topics: vegetation feedbacks with geomorphology, mechanisms and consequences of shrub expansion, and effects of nutrient inputs on plant functional diversity. Motivated students may also be supported to develop a research project. Work involves ~ 3-4 days/week in the field assisting with data collection and monitoring and some lab work. Applicants should enjoy working outside, capable of handling long days in the heat and sun, and mild physical labor. The undergraduate student will reside part-time at the Anheuser-Busch Coastal Research Center in Oyster, Virginia (http://www.abcrc.virginia.edu/siteman1/index.php). The remaining work will be conducted at VCU. Stipend ~ $420 / week for 10 weeks (beginning June 1).

For more information on our lab and research, please visit:http://cpel.vcu.edu/ To apply, please send a CV/resume, unofficial transcripts, and a contact info for 2 references to Julie Zinnert (jczinnert@vcu.edu). Review of applications begins immediately!

Internship Description

The Hatteras Island Ocean Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization searching for interns for the summer of 2017. The Ocean Center runs programs geared towards children and adults that are focused on ecotourism and environmental education. Interns at the Ocean Center will be actively involved with all tasks related to daily operations for the Center. Interns will also help forward the Center’s mission of revitalizing the local economy of Hatteras Village.

Interns should be prepared to work in a fast-paced team environment, and will finish the internship having gained broad experience in various aspects of running a nonprofit. We are currently looking for interns with backgrounds in:

● Biological Sciences

● Earth Sciences

● Environmental Science/Studies

● Education

● Marketing

● Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management

Tasks and Responsibilities

● 50% – Run educational programs for children and adults

● 30% – Assist with the daily operations of the Center (greet visitors, give tours of the facilities, and running the cash register at the gift shop, etc….)

● 20% Help maintain the building and property (lawn work, cleaning, equipment and general maintenance).

Qualifications

● Have a passion for ecotourism and environmental education

● Must be outgoing and able to encourage conversations with visitors of all ages

● Excellent oral and written communication

● Student in their Junior year of college or higher preferred

● Current valid CPR/First Aid Certification (or higher) preferred

● GPA of 3.0 or higher

● Able to work several hours outside in summer heat

● Must be comfortable working in and around water and on watercrafts

Living Arrangements

● Free housing (shared living space) is provided

● Interns are responsible for their own living and travel expenses outside of housing arrangement

● Jobs in village outside of working hours are permitted so long as they do not conflict with internship

Other Details

● Internship dates are from May 22nd – August is 11th.

● Internship is 12-weeks long

Other Opportunities

Interns will have the opportunity to volunteer with the National Park Service (NPS) on their Turtle Patrol and Nest Sitting initiatives.

On Turtle Patrol interns will accompany a Park Ranger or seasonal NPS staff member on an off-road vehicle to search for nesting sea turtle tracks, excavate nests, and perform necessary protocols associated with identification and marking of new sea turtle nests on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

During nest sitting interns will be able to educate and interact with the general public and ensure the safety of new sea turtle hatchlings at nest sites close to their hatching date. Interns will be responsible for raking out a path from the nest to the ocean, preventing visitors or animals from trampling the nest site or “turtle runway,” answering questions, and helping hatchlings to the ocean if problems arise.

How to Apply

If interested in this internship, please email your cover letter and resume to info@hioceancenter.org.

We will contact you within a day or two and let you know that we received your information.

Application deadline is March 15, 2017.

Camp Easter Seals at the Nonprofit and Social Services Career & Internship fair

Whitney Civitts, the Assistant Camp Director at Camp Easter Seals UCP, will be at the Nonprofit and Social Services Career and Internship Fair on Wednesday February 15th from 12pm- 3pm at the Student Commons in the Commonwealth Ballroom . Camp Easter Seals UCP is an overnight camp that serves both children and adults with disabilities. They offer a unique, supported camp experience for both campers and staff.  Many of their staff have called their time at Camp Easter Seals UCP a “LIFE CHANGING” experience.

They are currently hiring staff to join them for summer 2017.   Feel free to contact Whitney Civitts at the contact information below for more information.

Please see the brochure here

Whitney Civitts
Assistant Camp Director
Camp Easter Seals UCP
Easter Seals UCP North Carolina & Virginia, Inc.
201 E. Main Street
Salem, VA 24153
Phone: (540) 777-7325 ext. 8114
Fax: (540) 777-2194
whitney.civitts@eastersealsucp.com

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Nonprofit & Social Services Career & Internship Fair

Nonprofit & Social Services Career & Internship Fair

Wednesday, Feb. 15
12:00-3:00 pm
University Student Commons, 2nd floor

Join us for our annual Nonprofit and Social Services Career Fair. Representatives from more than 70 nonprofit and social service organizations will fill the Commonwealth Ballroom for three hours of education and networking. Organizations attending this fair are actively seeking students and alumni to fill roles in diverse job functions including, fundraising, community organization, marketing and operations. Many of the organizations are offering internships as well as full- and part-time jobs.

This event will be held on the second floor of the University Student Commons in the Commonwealth Ballroom and Richmond Salons.

For more information and a complete list of attending organizations is available on our Facebook page.

No pre-registration is required. All students and alumni may attend. We strongly encourage you to dress professionally and bring several copies of your resume. For more information, contact us at careers@vcu.edu or at 804-828-1645.

Presented by VCU Career Services and ConnectVA

 

There are a number of organizations attending next week’s Nonprofit and Social Services Career & Internship fair that may be of interest to you, including:
  • American Red Cross
  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters
  • Camp Easter Seals
  • Church Hill Activities & Tutoring
  • National Kidney Foundation
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • The Daily Planet
  • Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
  • World Pediatric Project