April 22nd, 2016

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Internships

Sex Trafficking Internship

The Robert J. Jones Urban Research & Outreach/Engagement Center (UROC) has an unpaid internship opportunity over the summer for a graduate or advanced undergraduate student. They will be working with a research team with a focus on sex trafficking/trading.

UROC_sexTradingTrafficking Internship Posision April 2016 (1)

 

Statistics Summer Internship

There is a statistics internship, available to advanced undergraduates or graduate students, this summer at PDA. This is not an evaluation-related job (just to be clear) – it’s working with the PDA statistics team. Job info and applications to apply are located here:

http://www.pdastats.com/web/jobs/statintern.aspx

Jobs

Peace Corps

The Peace Corps has brand new openings for April, May, and June 2017 departures. Apply to Peace Corps by July 1st to be considered for positions departing in January, February, or March in 2017, or apply by October 1st to depart in April, May, or June of 2017. Check out openings at peacecorps.gov/openings . Peace Corps works on agriculture, education, community economic development, health, youth in development, and environment projects in over 60 countries around the world. Applicants choose their country and program. Peace Corps covers everything else-airfare, health and dental insurance, living stipend, training, vacation days, and even defers federal student loans. Have questions? Contact the UMN Peace Corps Recruiter Frieda peacecor@umn.edu 612.626.5311. Life is calling. How far will you go?

 

TRIP Student Support Services
TRIO Student Support Services is currently hiring instructors for our Integrated Learning (IL) courses.  These courses support Chemistry, Psychology, and Biology, and work specifically with TRIO and PES students (those who are the first in their family to attend college and are from low to moderate income backgrounds).  The purpose of the course is to help learners understand the material in the core course more in depth, while simultaneously embedding study skills, time management skills, etc. into course material.   The IL instructor attends the core course weekly, and creates curriculum for the IL course to enhance the lecture.
We are hiring one GTA for each course.  Instructors receive full tuition benefits and a salary.  This is a 9 month position.

Robina Institute of Criminal Law

The Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice is hiring a full-time research associate.

Applications must be submitted online at the University of Minnesota Employment website.  Individuals interested in applying should go to
https://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/ and enter job number 308930 (Researcher 2) or 308933 (Researcher 3) or use the search term “Robina” to find the positions.
Responsibilities: Works with the Director of Research and Evaluation on tasks and responsibilities related to the development and implementation of social scientific research in support of the GBHEM’s mission in global education and ministry in the United Methodist Church.

Interest in or experience with a church- and/or higher education-focused work environment is a plus. Two years of relevant experience in research and/or office/project management preferred. Understanding of and experience with qualitative and/or quantitative research methods required; familiarity with Excel required; familiarity with SPSS or related statistical software preferred. Strong office and project management skills; strong critical thinking skills; proficiency with MS Office, particularly Excel; ability to juggle priorities and handle multiple tasks; ability to analyze problems and create solutions; strong oral and written communication skills and aptitude for explaining technical information to non-technical persons; demonstrated commitment to providing customer service in a pleasant and consistent manner.

 

Summer Activist Job to Save the Bees

 
The campaign for Environment Minnesota is looking for smart, hard-working students and recent graduates who are eager to make a difference. You can sign up to learn more on this form.The Fund for the Public Interest (aka “the Fund”) works with some of the top progressive organizations in the country like Environment America and US PIRG. And we’re hiring!Specifically, we’re hiring full time Minneapolis campaign staff working with Environment Minnesota to save Minnesota’s honey bee population. Average pay is $4,500-$6,500 for the summer.

Scholarships

Community Health Initiative (CHI) Undergraduate Scholarship

The CHI Undergraduate Scholarship, sponsored by the Office for Business & Community Economic Development (BCED) with funding from Medica, supports full-time undergraduate students who are pursuing a health related career and who show academic promise and financial need. Students must be currently enrolled at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus and must demonstrate maturity, adaptability, and respect for diversity and other cultures. The CHI Undergraduate Scholarship is administered by the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE).

Scholarship recipients must also meet the following requirements:

  • Must be enrolled, degree-seeking undergraduate students at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus pursuing (or on track to pursue) a health-related career (i.e., medicine, nursing, dentistry, public health, and others.)
  • Must have second-year status (30 credits or more) or higher
  • Must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents from a population that is underrepresented or underserved in the health professions and/or have past work/community experiences that demonstrate a commitment to addressing health disparities in underrepresented or underserved populations
  • Must be full-time students (13 credits minimum)
  • Must submit all requested application documents (see below) including an essay of no more than 500 words about the applicant’s motivations for pursuing a health care career and plans for utilizing their health-related degree to positively impact underrepresented or underserved populations
  • Must have a completed FAFSA on file and show financial need
  • Anticipated funding for up to 15 awards @ $2,650 each
  • Recipients will be expected to participate in CHI programming and events

Applications will be available online and accepted starting April 13, 2016. There are a few steps to the application process so please review the instructions below to ensure your application is complete. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. All parts of your application (including recommendation letters) must be received by Monday, May 16, 2016 at 11:59PM (Central Time).

Step 1: Apply online here. This is also the form you will use to submit your personal essay. Faxed or emailed copies of this form will not be accepted. You must be logged into your UMN email account in the same browser in order to access this form.

Step 2: Submit your current *Student Aid Report (SAR) via email to pedwards@umn.edu. Please label your document: “CHI–First and last name–SAR” and put the same in the email subject line.

Step 3: You will need two (2) letters of recommendation. Please ask your letter writers to send completed recommendations directly to pedwards@umn.edu. The email should include the subject line “CHI Undergraduate Recommendation for (your name)” and they should address the letter to “CHI Undergraduate Selection Committee”. Recommendation letter writers should address the following:

  • How long has the writer known the applicant and in what capacity?
  • What has the applicant done to learn more about or address health disparities in underrepresented or underserved communities?
  • What are strengths and areas of improvement for the applicant?
  • For students who have received the CHI Undergraduate Scholarship in the past: What progress has the applicant made towards working on health disparities for underrepresented or underserved populations?

Questions about the CHI Undergraduate Scholarship should be directed to Paul Edwards, Coordinator of Instructional Support, MCAE, phone:  612.626.7152, email: pedwards@umn.edu.

Events

1) Supply Drive

For Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) this year, The Aurora Center is partnering with Fraternity and Sorority Life on campus to organize a supply drive for Tubman, a local Domestic Violence Shelter. Drop off boxes are located in:

  • The Aurora Center, Appleby 117
  • The Office for Student Affairs, Appleby 109
  • Fraternity and Sorority Life, Appleby 17
  • Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies Office, Ford 425
We are collecting items until April 29th. Here is a list of donation items: Donation List

2) Free coffee, donuts, and career help from Career Services

Thursday, April 28th
8:30am-11am
West Bank Plaza at the end of the bridge (or West Bank Skyway if it’s raining!)

Stop by the CLA Career Services table to talk about jobs, internships and anything related to your career planning! Maggie, Katy, Erin and Amy are excited to see you! FREE donuts and coffee! Have other questions or not able to make it? Visit us online or give our office a call to make an individual appointment: 612-624-7577.

3) SPAN Opportunities in Russia and Morooco

I am pleased to inform you that Russia and Morocco will be the 2017 study destinations for the Student Project for Amity among Nations (SPAN). I hope you will share this information with  students who are interested in a stimulating international study and research experience.

The Russia group will be under the leadership of Professor Matthew Miller (PhD, University of Minnesota), who teaches Russian history at the University of Northwestern – St. Paul. He previously has led three SPAN groups to Russia. The Morocco group will be led by Professor Dana Lindaman (PhD, Harvard University), who teaches Francophone studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

SPAN is an academically rigorous program that offers 8 credits, 4 of which are Writing Intensive. SPAN provides a unique opportunity for undergraduates to do independent research. In addition to taking a preparatory class next spring, students will write a substantial research paper based on findings during the summer abroad. Attached is a fact sheet on SPAN.

2017 SPAN Fact Sheet-2

 

4) Job Fair in China for Returning U of MN Chinese Students

This year, as a result of  the hard work of Wanling Xu and Mandy Bai from the U of MN China Center, our Chinese students will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of career fairs in China, both virtually and in person.  Please see and share the flyer for the fairs, attached below.
Beginning now, on a virtual basis, students looking for internships or full-time work in China can register and interact with a terrific list of companies, both Chinese and multinational.  Then, in August, for our students who have graduated and gone home, there will be two in-person fairs, one in Shanghai and one in Beijing.  These two fairs are being hosted by a collaboration of Universities, including the U of MN.

5) Dakota Sacred Sites Bus tour

The Circle of Indigenous Nations is pleased to announce the Dakota Sacred Sites Bus tour.

“We are living, learning, and working in a particular place with a long, fascinating, troubling, and frequently unknown story. One goal for this tour is that participants begin to experience the place we live in as Mnisota Makoce, the Dakota homelands. We will be visiting several Dakota sacred sites located in an area that would later be called the Twin Cities. How has colonization impacted Dakota use and access to these places? How have Dakota people asserted a continuing relationship with these places? This tour will provide participants with a more nuanced and complicated understanding of the place we call home.”–Iyekiyapiwin (Darlene St. Clair, Associate Professor, St. Cloud State University)

Friday, April 29th, 2016 Time: 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Boarding will begin at 2:45 PM behind Appleby Hall on the East River Parkway. Buses will leave by 3:00 PM 128 Pleasant Street SE Minneapolis, MN 55455

**There will be some light walking on the day of the tour.

For more information, or to request a disability-related accommodation, please contact Jillian Rowan in the Circle of Indigenous Nations by phone at 612-624-0564 or email at BERKL002@umn.edu,.

Please use this form to register for the tour: z.umn.edu/dakotasacredsitestour

 

6) Ethics Electives for Students

The following courses may be of particular interest to Sociology students:

  • BTHX 5520/8520 Social Justice and Bioethics
  • BTHX 5530 Investigative Journalism and Bioethics
  • BTHX 5710 Ethical Issues in Global Health

Please see our interdisciplinary Fall 2016 ethics electives on our website.

7) AAS 3920- Fall 2016

Aas 3920 Flyer (Fall 2016)

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