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Zoological Society of Milwaukee Education

Milwaukee, WI

Feb 12, 2018
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DEADLINE -  February 12th, 2018

Mission Statement

The mission of the Zoological Society of Milwaukee is to take part in conserving wildlife and endangered species, to educate people about the importance of wildlife and the environment, and to support the Milwaukee County Zoo.

 

About

The Zoological Society of Milwaukee was established in 1910 as an informal group of community leaders who bought animals and raised funds for the Zoo. Today it is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization with the mission to conserve, educate and support the Milwaukee County Zoo. The Society has 44 full-time and 10 part-time employees who manage daily operations and programs. In the 2014-15 fiscal year, the Society raised more than $7.6 million to support the Milwaukee County Zoo.

Position Description

Help educate children ages 2-14 about science, animals and conservation in our 2018 Zoo Summer Camps. Interns are directly mentored and extensively trained through a self-reflective, experiential training program. Develop child management techniques and interactive teaching strategies; also have an opportunity to apply to team teach a class.

 

(1) Assist instructors with educational activities in the classroom and lead Zoo camp tours for children (primarily ages

4-9). Supervise and evaluate high school assistants and prepare classroom materials. Some team-teaching opportunities are available (application required). Applicants should support the mission and vision of the Zoological Society.

 

(2) Internship focuses on career-related skills that help prepare you for the professional workplace. Interns are encouraged to develop their skills through a reflective journaling program and mentor-based relationships with education staff.

 

(3) After completing one summer as a 1st year intern, applicants may apply to the 2nd year internship & Teaching Intern positions which include assisting with trainings, mentoring peers & teaching camps.

 

(4) Position does not allow for direct animal handling. Housing not provided

 

Requirements

(1) Must be a current college student or recent college graduate (up to one year past graduation). Internship best matches sophomores-graduate level students. Freshman must have extensive experience with children in college to be competitive.

(2) Must have experience with children, strong child management and public speaking skills such as enthusiasm, voice inflection and varied facial expressions.

(3) Must exhibit consistent professional characteristics such as a positive attitude, initiative, emotional maturity, self-responsibility and a desire to develop

professional skills.

(4) Physical requirements: Walk through the Zoo for up to two hours, kneel, squat and carry storage boxes.

(5) International applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. without Zoological Society sponsorship.(

(6) Attend ALL Required Trainings (confirm availability at interview):

  1. (a) Intern Training Dates: June 5th-9th  AND 11th-14th (approx. 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. with the exception on June 13th from 12 - 8 p.m.)
  2. (b) Are you a student teacher with questions about training conflicts? Call with questions prior to resume due date.

Duration & Compensation

Pay Rate: $9.00/hr (M-F, 8 hours per day)

Start Date: June 5th, 2018

End Date: August 16th, 2018

Work Days Off: July 4th, 5th, & 6th (Additional days off require approval prior to hiring)


Application Process

What To Send

  • Professional cover letter
  • Resume emailed
  • Email to Patty T. at pattyt@zoosociety.org by Feb. 12th, 2018 in the SAME attachment.
  • Email Subject Line: 2018 Summer Internship

 

If Selected for an Interview

  • Must be available for a March interview date (exceptions for alternate interview month must be arranged through email).
  • Bring 2 letters of recommendation to the interview.

 

Notification of Position

  • Applicants will be notified about hiring decisions by mid-April.
  • Applicants who receive a position will be required to fill out a Zoological Society application and pass a background check.

 

Application Tips

Cover Letter

  • Use standard cover letter format; include your major, year in school and future career goal(s).
  • Also include how this internship will assist you with your future career.

 

Resumes:

  • Use standard resume format (up to 3 pages).
  • Resumes should reflect all of your experiences with children.
  • Keep volunteer and paid experiences in separate categories (include details of what you did for each).
  • Leadership and science-related experiences a plus.
  • For education majors, include field work and/or student teaching-related experiences.

Additional Information 

Please see attached PDF: Zoological Society of Milwaukee Education Internship



Catfish Project Assistantship

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Pine Bluff, AR

Application Deadline: October 30th, 2017.

About

The Aquaculture/Fisheries Center (AQFI) of Excellence at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) is recognized as a leader in aquaculture/fisheries teaching, research and extension programs. It is the only comprehensive aquaculture program within the University of Arkansas System to support the state's $61 million aquaculture industry. We have a vibrant natural fisheries component that provides scientific support to the recreational fishing industry that has an economic impact of over $740 million/yr in Arkansas.

 

Research

We have a wide-ranging research program in aquaculture and natural fisheries conducted by faculty engaged with aquaculture and natural resource stakeholders to solve real-world problems.  Our aquaculture research involves studies in small experimental and large commercial earthen ponds, and laboratory aquaria, larger tanks, and mesocosms.  Natural fisheries research spans the entire spectrum of the state’s waters from small streams and lakes to large reservoirs, and rivers.

 

For more information, please visit: School of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Human Sciences 

 

Description

Catfish is the leading aquaculture industry in the U.S. supplying approximately 45% of the total U.S. aquaculture production. The total economic value of the catfish industry is close to $3 billion annually. Aquaculture and Fisheries Center of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff has been involved in research for developing new products of U.S. farm-raised catfish based on analyses of consumers’ preferences and the technical and economic feasibility for the industry.

 

The project focuses on important stages of the ‘product development pathway’ and involved in understanding greater consumer satisfaction and excitement about U.S. farm-raised catfish. The student will develop a thesis on economics and marketing of U.S. farm-raised catfish products, specifically focusing on:

 

(1) Understanding of changing consumers’ preferences for U.S. farm-raised catfish

(2) Designing new U.S. farm-raised catfish products (including packaging, labeling) for different markets based on changing consumers’ needs in various segments of the domestic market.

 

Qualifications

(1) B.S. degree in aquaculture/fisheries, aquaculture/fisheries economics and marketing, agricultural economics, applied economics, econometrics, marketing, agribusiness or a related field.

(2) Minimum GPA during the Junior and Senior years of 3.0, and GRE of 297 (verbal + quantitative) are required.

(3) Minimum TOEFL (iBT) score of 79 or IELTS score of 6.5 (for international students).

(4) A strong interest in economics and marketing, familiarity with modeling.

(5) GIS and econometric software packages (such as ArcView, STATA, SAS, R, GAMS).

(6) Strong writing skills, excellent work ethic, and demonstrated ability to work independently and as a productive member of a research team are required.

(7) Demonstrated experience with management of large databases is desirable.


Stipend

Year One: $17,800

Year Two: $18,800

 

Apply

Application Deadline: October 30th, 2017.

 

Application materials are due 30 October 2017, but will be considered until a candidate is selected. Descriptions of application procedures and necessary forms can be found at the UAPB Aquaculture/Fisheries Center website above.

 

Additional Resources

PLEASE SEE ATTACHED PDFCatfish Project  

 

Wetland Valuation Project Assistantship

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Pine Bluff, AR

Application Deadline: October 30, 2017

About

The Aquaculture/Fisheries Center (AQFI) of Excellence at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) is recognized as a leader in aquaculture/fisheries teaching, research and extension programs. It is the only comprehensive aquaculture program within the University of Arkansas System to support the state's $61 million aquaculture industry. We have a vibrant natural fisheries component that provides scientific support to the recreational fishing industry that has an economic impact of over $740 million/yr in Arkansas.

 

For more information please visit: School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences

Description

The Natural Resources Conservation Service, under the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program and Wetland Reserve Program, has been providing financial and technical assistance to conserve agricultural lands and wetlands, and to restore, protect and enhance enrolled wetlands.

 

The Aquaculture/Fisheries Center at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) is carrying out a research project focusing on monetizing the ecological benefits of wetlands constructed through the agriculture conservation easement program / wetlands reserve program in the Lower Mississippi River Basin (LMRB). The student will conduct a thesis measuring monetary values of stream habitat, water quality, and biological improvements in the LMRB region. Research findings will be used to recommend benefit transfer options to monetize practices at regional and sub-regional scales of interest.

 

 

Qualifications

  • B.S. degree in aquaculture/fisheries, aquaculture/fisheries economics and marketing, agricultural economics, applied economics, econometrics, marketing, agribusiness or a related field
  • Minimum GPA during the Junior and Senior years of 3.0, and GRE of 297 (verbal + quantitative) are required.
  • Minimum TOEFL (iBT)score of 79 or IELTS score of 6.5 (for international students)
  • A strong interest in economics and marketing, familiarity with modeling, GIS and econometric software packages (such as ArcView, STATA, SAS, R, GAMS)
  • Strong writing skills
  • Excellent work ethic
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a productive member of a research team are required
  • Demonstrated experience with management of large databases is desirable

 

 

Stipend

Year 1 $17, 800

Year 2 $18,800

 

Apply

Application Deadline: October 30, 2017

Email Dr. Uttam Deb, Assistant Professor, Aquaculture and Fisheries Economics: debu@uapb.edu


PLEASE SEE ATTACHED PDF - Wetland Valuation Project

 

Varies per Position

Mission

The mission of the Institute for Broadening Participation is to increase diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. We design and implement strategies to increase access to STEM education, funding, and careers, with special emphasis on reaching and supporting individuals from underserved communities and underrepresented groups, including underrepresented minorities, women, persons with disabilities, first-generation college students, and students from underserved communities. The Institute for Broadening Participation is a 501(c)(3) organization, tax ID #20-1891162. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

http://pathwaystoscience.org/giving.aspx 

 

Pathways to Science

Our mission is to increase diversity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). We pride ourselves in providing education and career training opportunities in the Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) fields for undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctorate scholars. 

 

Website

Visit our website for all programs and resources available for the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields!

http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/index.aspx 

 

Positions

For a complete list of all post-doctorate opportunities available, please visit our website below where you can apply directly online!

http://pathwaystoscience.org/Postdocs_Portal.aspx  

 

Additional Resources

ACTIVE PROJECTS - http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/projects.aspx 

FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/Pathways-to-Science-120825625433/ 

Biological Signals Summer Research Program

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, WI

APPLICATION ENROLLMENT: November 1st, 2017 - February 15th, 2018.

2018 PROGRAM DATES: May 29th - August 4th.

 

About

The University of Wisconsin–Madison offers a number of Summer Research Opportunities to undergraduate students. These are unique opportunities for undergraduates to work closely with faculty mentors and graduate students in their major discipline. Students accepted into research programs are matched with faculty whose expertise and interests match the student's research interest. Students gain valuable skills for success in post-graduate studies and careers in their chosen field. Upon completing their summer research, students have the opportunity to present and receive reviews of their individual work. The SROP goal is to create a diverse academic environment by increasing the number of traditionally underrepresented students in UW–Madison graduate programs and ultimately the professoriate.

 

Programs

 

The BioScienceSummer Research Programs invite undergraduate students to engage in full-time research in one of four summer research programs. Research focuses include, but are not limited to:

 

SIGNALS

• Biological information flow, storage, & exchange.

• Cellular mechanisms of growth, development, and reproduction.

• Interrelationships of organisms and the environment at the ecosystem level.

• Faculty mentors from departments such as Genetics, Biochemistry, Comparative Biosciences,  and Zoology. 

• https://wiscience.wisc.edu/IBS-SRP 

 

Neuroscience Training Program

• Behavior, cognition, and emotion.

• Development, plasticity, and repair.

• Neurobiology of disease.

• https://ntp.neuroscience.wisc.edu/ 

 

Molecular and Environmental Toxicology 

• Carcinogenesis.

• Immunology.

• Proteomics.

• http://metc.wisc.edu/ 

 

Biomedical Data Science

• Clinical and population health  biostatistics.

• Brain image analysis.

• Clinical informatics.

• https://www.biostat.wisc.edu/ 

 

Benefits

Professional Development Seminar

• Individual Development Plans.

• Leadership in Science.

• Science Career Opportunities.

• Self-Efficacy in Research.

• Preparing for Graduate School.

 

Interact With Students

• Mentoring Team.

• Weekly Cohort Meetings.

• Research Seminars.

• Graduate School Panel.

 

Application Process

The application includes the following:

• Applicant contact information and background questions.

• Information about current college and academic performance.

• Three essay questions (see below).

• Transcript (unofficial copy is fine).

• 2 letters of recommendation.

 

Essay Questions

 

(1) Future Goals & Career Plans:

Please write a statement of 3900 characters or less describing how your participation in a summer research program at UW-Madison would contribute to your future goals and career plans.

 

(2) Research Area(s):

Please write a statement of 3900 characters or less describing which area(s) of research are of interest to you.

 

(3) Research Experience:

Although previous research experience is not required to be considered for participate in our summer program, please describe in 3900 characters or less any research experience you may have had in the past.

 

CLICK FOR APPLICATION LINKhttps://srop-uwmadison.fluidreview.com/ 

 

CLICK FOR RESREARCH PROGRAMS LINK: https://grad.wisc.edu/diversity/srop/ 

 

CLICK FOR ATTACHED PDF: BioScience Summer Research Programs   

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