Summer Internships for HBCU Students

The Harvard Catalyst | The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center Program* for Faculty Development and Diversity in the Office for Diversity and Community Partnership at Harvard Medical School is pleased to offer two great research programs this coming summer.

Visiting Research Internship Program (VRIP)

The Visiting Research Internship Program (VRIP), for first and second year medical students, is an eight-week mentored, summer research program, designed to enrich medical students’ interest in research and health-related careers, particularly clinical/translational research careers.

In addition to a mentored clinical/translational research experience, VRIP students participate in weekly seminars with Harvard faculty focusing on topics such as research methodology, health disparities, ethics, and career paths. Participants also have the opportunity to participate in offerings of other Harvard Medical School programs such as career development seminars and networking dinners. VRIP students are expected to complete an abstract, paper and oral presentation of their summer research project.

Summer Clinical and Translational Research Program (SCTRP)
The Summer Clinical and Translational Research Program (SCTRP), for undergraduate sophomores, juniors and seniors, is a ten-week mentored, summer research program, designed to enrich the pipeline of college students’ understanding of and interest in pursuing clinical and/or translational research, as well as to increase underrepresented minority and disadvantaged college student exposure to clinical/translational research.
In addition to mentored clinical/translational research experience, SCTRP students participate in weekly seminars with Harvard faculty and graduate students focusing on topics such as research methodology, health disparities, ethics, career paths, and the graduate school and medical school application process. Participants also have the opportunity to participate in offerings of other Harvard Medical School programs such as career development seminars and networking dinners. SCTRP students are expected to complete an abstract, paper and oral presentation of their summer research project.

For more information on VRIP, please visit the website: https://mfdp.med.harvard.edu/dcp-programs/medicalgraduate/pfdd/VRIP.

For more information on SCTRP, please visit the website: https://mfdp.med.harvard.edu/dcp-programs/college/program-college-students-summer-clinical-and-translational-research-program

Please note that both programs have an invitation-based application. In order for students to receive an application, they must email pfdd_dcp@hms.harvard.edu in order to request one.

Feel free to reach out to Danyelle Thorpe if you have any questions.

Danyellé Thorpe
Program Coordinator
Harvard Catalyst | The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center
CTSC Program for Faculty Development and Diversity
Office of Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership
Harvard Medical School
164 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02115
Tel: 617.432.1892
Fax: 617.432.3834
Email: danyelle_thorpe@hms.harvard.edu

Graduate Student Grant Participation Opportunity with the Social Security Administration (SSA)

SSA is excited again to offer graduate students the opportunity to participate in one of our small grant programs in the Fall of 2015!   Selected participants for our Disability Determination Process Small Grant Program receive a $10,000 stipend for a one year project to research enhancements to SSA’s Disability Determination processes.  Please refer to the SSA website link below or the attached flyer for further details on the grant opportunity.

Grant opportunities are available to all graduate students pursuing full-time studies in accredited programs as of Fall semester of 2015.  Please note that the application deadline is March 2, 2015.  Information about this Disability Determination Process Small Grant Program participation opportunity:

http://mwww.ba.ssa.gov/disabilityresearch/research.htm#DDP   – After opening this link, please select the link on the words, “PRI website” for the Program Description and How to Apply information.

You may contact Thomas Rush (Tom.Rush@ssa.gov), Laura King (Laura.King@ssa.gov), if you have any questions.  Thank you for your assistance.

 

Senior Job Opportunity with the U.S. Department of the Interior – Closes October 31, 2014

Job Title:Chief Learning Officer/Director of the Office of Strategic Employee and Organizational Development

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Office of the Secretary of the Interior

Job Announcement Number:OS-SES-GPH-14-MM1233876

JOB SUMMARY:

The maximum pay for individuals who have not previously held an SES position is $167,000 (EX-III).  Current SES members who earn more than $167,000 (EX-III) are eligible to be compensated up to $181,500 (EX-II).

The Department of the Interior has a multifaceted mission that combines natural resource protection, recreation, natural resource use, services to communities and individuals, and biological and earth sciences.   We are seeking individuals who share a passion for our country’s most valuable resources and a commitment to obtaining, training, and retaining a highly skilled and diverse workforce needed to accomplish our exciting and challenging mission.

DUTIES:

The duties include, but are not limited to:

The Chief Learning Officer/Director of the Office of Strategic Employee and Organizational Development addresses the training and employee development needs for DOI employees nationwide by providing executive oversight and leadership in the development of integrated learning programs that ensure all DOI employees have the knowledge and skills to accomplish Department mission objectives and strategic goals.   The incumbent collaborates with leadership from across the Department, as well as the Deputy Assistant Secretary – Human Capital and Diversity, the Director, Office of Human Resources, and the Chief Diversity Officer/Director, Office of Civil Rights to identify short and long term needs, as well as significant skill and competency gaps, and to develop and implement Department-wide training and leadership programs.   The incumbent serves as a key advisor to the Departmental and bureau leadership and training officials  regarding learning and leadership programs, strategies and policies

Learn more at: at http://www.usajobs.gov

APPLICANT SEARCH: Head, NSF Office of International Science and Engineering

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently launched a national search for the National Science Foundation’s Head of the Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE). OISE oversees NSF’s international research and education portfolio, and works closely with our disciplinary research directorates to develop an agency-wide strategy to cultivate international collaboration.

The Office Head is a member of the NSF senior management team, and communicates and interacts with all of the staff, programs, and activities of the Foundation. The incumbent advises the Director, Deputy Director, and other senior managers on issues related to international scientific collaboration. The Office Head leads a diverse group of over 30 program managers, analysts, and support staff at NSF headquarters, as well as nine staff at three overseas offices in Paris, Tokyo, and Beijing.

NSF seeks your help in disseminating this opportunity and encouraging qualified people to apply for this crucial post. Ideal candidates must demonstrate outstanding leadership; a deep appreciation for the role that international collaboration can play in U.S. science, technology, engineering, and mathematics research and education; a grasp of the issues and challenges involved in communicating that role to stakeholders; and the ability to serve effectively as a key member of the NSF management team. NSF is especially interested in identifying women, members of minority groups, and persons with disabilities for this vital post. Individuals from any sector – academic, industry, or government – are welcome to apply.

Please see https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/384110200 for a full position description, and instructions on submitting an application. Applications must be submitted by December 1, 2014.

RISING JUNIORS – Undergraduate Scholarship Opportunity

The NOAA Educational Partnership Program with Minority Serving Institutions Undergraduate Scholarship Program is accepting applications.  Program encourages advisers, mentors, and potential applicants to take advantage of the NOAA resources made available in this message.  Competitive applications: (i) address the NOAA mission; (ii) have resume and personal statements that are crafted to be relevant to the NOAA mission, and (iii) have recommendations that are well developed and made relevant to the NOAA mission.

What:  Provides scholarships for two years of undergraduate study.

Who:  Rising junior undergraduate students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields that directly support NOAA’s mission.

The Program:

  • Students receive total awards valued at up to $35,000 in total support during their junior and senior years.
  • Students complete a nine week paid summer internship at NOAA in Silver Spring, MD, between May and July of the first summer. During the second summer, students complete paid internships at NOAA facilities across the country. During the summer internships, students are paid a stipend and receive a housing allowance.
  • Student scholarship recipients attend a two-week orientation at NOAA in Silver Spring, MD, and begin their first summer internship in early June.
  • At the end of both summer internships, students present the results of their projects at an education and science symposium in Silver Spring, MD (travel expenses paid).

Undergraduate Scholarship Application Link:  https://oedwebapps.iso.noaa.gov/uspa/

Learn more about NOAA,

http://www.noaa.gov/images/onenoaa_cap_lan.mov

NOAA Goals,   http://www.ppi.noaa.gov/goals/

 

A Student Opportunity – Veterinary – Closes on Friday, October 17, 2014

US. Department of The Interior

JOB SUMMARY:

You too can make a difference in our world.  The work of the US Fish and Wildlife Service is meaningful and varied.  Want to know more about what it is like to work for us?  Click here to watch short podcasts entitled Meet Your New Boss! and Diversity is our Strength

Pathways Intern Program Information:

http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-authorities/students-recent-graduates/#url=intern

This position is located in the Wildlife Health Office, Natural Resources Program Center (Center) with the Fish and Wildlife Service in Fort Collins, CO.  The Center collects and synthesizes information that supports management at multiple geographic scales and informs decisions at all organizational levels.  The Center also informs adaptation strategies to climate change and other environmental stressors and assists local manages and staffs on National Wildlife Refuges by providing sound, scientific protocols and data to inform management decisions.  The Veterinary Intern will monitor and address wildlife health issues that could have impact on agricultural resources and public health.

DUTIES:

Reviews scientific proposals and reports to evaluate hypotheses, research design, appropriateness of methods, probability of success, and overall importance to wildlife disease management or science

Develops the annual budget and work plan, as well as facilitating issue identification, prioritization, and effective response

Draft Service-wide plans to respond to new wildlife disease trends and the impacts they may have on livestock and human health

Establishes and maintains liaison with research and management biologists from natural resource agencies, conservation organizations, and universities who have expertise specific to wildlife diseases

Prepares reports and articles for publication in scientific literature and for presentation at professional meetings

Assists the WHO staff in providing veterinary field support for outbreak investigation, monitoring, biological sample collection and processing, surgical procedures, chemical restraint and handling of small and large animals.

Conducts biological field investigations involving wildlife populations, including population health, arthropod vector, and harvest surveys, targeted disease surveillance, and ecological epidemiology.

Assists the WHO staff in working with Regional Refuge and field Biologists to provide training in wildlife health monitoring and surveillance procedures, chemical and physical restraint and handling, and Disease Contingency Plans.

Assists the WHO Staff and the Center Director to provide technical expertise and advice on wildlife population and management issues, specifically regarding monitoring, early detection of, and response to wildlife diseases.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

You must meet ALL qualification requirements outlined within this vacancy by 11:59pm (EST) on the closing date of the announcement.

Pathways Program Requirement:

Applicants meet the following eligibility requirement, and provide documentation such as a copy of your official transcript and/or veteran’s documentation by the closing date of the announcement to be considered:

  • Current students in an accredited college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate.

Qualifications:

To qualify for the GS-11 grade level, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower GS-09 grade level in the Federal Service. You must have direct and/or related experience in all of the examples listed below to meet the minimum qualifications for this position. Examples of this experience: veterinary work or school projects documenting veterinary wildlife issues.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application will be evaluated and rated under the Category Rating and Selection Procedures. We will review your resume and supporting documentation and compare this information to the responses you submitted on the assessment section of this vacancy. Your total documented experience will also be reviewed to determine the category in which you will be placed. Eligible candidates will then be placed for selection consideration into three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, and Qualified.

Veterans’ preference rules for category rating will be applied. Your rating will be based on both your responses to the Job Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. The Job Specific questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the work of this position:

Professional knowledge of wildlife management concepts, principles, practices, and field techniques to manage complex wildlife management issues that involve wildlife health.

Ability to synthesize existing information, apply new scientific findings, developments, and advances to develop recommendations that address long-term wildlife health and management needs that are national and international in scope.

Skill in working effectively with individuals, other agencies, and a wide variety of interest groups for the purpose of coordinating wildlife health efforts and resolving conflicts.

Ability to design and safely conduct under guidance a variety of disease monitoring surveys and other quantitative field investigations, including planning complex logistics in remote areas. Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The category determination is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

BENEFITS:

The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/

OTHER INFORMATION:

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans’ preference, you must provide a copy of your DD-214 (member copy 4) or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans’ preference, you must attach a completed SF-15, “Application for 10-Point Veterans’ Preference” plus the proof required on the SF-15. LACK OF SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION WILL RESULT IN THE AGENCY’S INABILITY TO RECOGNIZE VETERAN STATUS FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.

One or more positions may be filled through this vacancy announcement.

PLEDGE TO APPLICANTS

The Office of Personnel Management and the Partnership for Public Service recognize that a Government’s most important asset is its people.  To attract talented people to the service of the Nation, we believe the application process should enable rather than deter job seekers.  To that end, we will work to ensure a process that reflects these principles.    1) A user-friendly application process that is not unduly burdensome or time consuming.   2) Clear, understandable job announcements and instructions for applying.    3) Timely and informed responses to questions about the requirements and the process.    4) Prompt acknowledgement that their application has been received.    5) Regular updates on the status of their applications as significant decisions are reached.   6) A timely decision-making process.

After Program Completion:

Interns may be converted to a permanent position (or, in some limited circumstances, to a term position lasting 1-4 years) within 120 days of successful completion of the program.

To be eligible for conversion, Interns MUST:

  • Complete at least 640 hours of work experience acquired through the Internship Program
  • Complete their degree or certificate requirements
  • Meet the qualification standards for the position to which the Intern will be converted
  • Meet agency-specific requirements as specified in the Participant’s Agreement, and
  • Perform their job successfully.
  • Agencies may waive up to 320 of the required 640 hours of work for Interns who demonstrate high potential as evidenced by outstanding academic achievement and exceptional job performance.
  • In addition, students working in agencies through third-party intern providers may count up to 320 of the hours they work toward the 640 hour requirement.
  • Time spent under previous Internship Program appointments may count towards required work experience hours.

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. Your Resume
  2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
  3. Other supporting documents
  4. Photo copies of Official Transcript(s) (Unofficial copies will be accepted)
  5. Veterans Preference Documentation (if applicable)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, October 17, 2014.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

If you are unable to upload your supporting documents, you may fax a completed cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf  along with your documents using the following Vacancy ID R9-15-1233979-JH.

Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144 If you cannot apply online: Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnairehttp://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf and

  • Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

For this job announcement the following documents are required:

Resume

Assessment Questionnaire

Photo copies of Official Transcript(s)

NOTE: Unofficial Transcripts will be accepted. Official transcripts from an accredited educational institution is required if you are selected for this position.

You can receive credit for education earned outside of the United States if you provide evidence that is comparable to an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

Veterans Preference documentation (if applicable)

Submitting Documents Include the 6-character Vacancy Identification Number R9-15-1233979-JH

Provide your Social Security Number and full name in the spaces provided or we will not be able to associate your document(s) with the rest of your application. You may submit multiple documents for the same vacancy announcement using one cover page. Fax your cover page and documents to 1-478-757-3144.

Your resume must contain the basic information outlined in the usajobs website: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/How_to_create_your_resume.

At a minimum your resume must contain job title (include job series and grade if Federal) duties, starting and ending date (month and year), hours per week worked and salary. If you do not provide the minimum information requested above, this will prevent you from qualifying for this position.

Faxed documents submitted with missing information will not be processed. The following will prevent your documents from being processed: Not using the special cover page mentioned above; Missing, incomplete, or invalid Vacancy Identification Number; Missing or incomplete Social Security Number or name.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Joeanna Headen Phone: (703)358-1743 Email: JOEANNA_HEADEN@FWS.GOV Agency Information: US Fish and Wildlife Service Virginia Division of Human Capital 5275 Leesburg Pike MS-BPHC Falls Church, VA 22041

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.

AERA Dissertation and Research Grants – Now Accepting Applications

Supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the AERA Grants Program is currently accepting proposals for Dissertation and Research Grants, with a deadline of Thursday, September 4, 2014. Now in its 23rd year, the AERA Grants Program, with support from the National Science Foundation, provides small grants for conducting studies of education policy and practice using federally-funded, large-scale data sets. Applications are encouraged from a variety of disciplines, such as but not limited to, education, sociology, economics, psychology, demography, statistics, and psychometrics.

AERA Dissertation Grants. AERA provides dissertation support for advanced doctoral students to undertake doctoral dissertations using data from the large-scale national or international data sets supported by the NCES, NSF, and/or other federal agencies. The selection process is competitive. AERA Dissertation Grants are awarded for one-year for an amount of up to $20,000. The next application deadline is Thursday, September 4, 2014.

AERA Research Grants. AERA provides small grants for faculty members, postdoctoral researchers, and other doctoral-level scholars to undertake quantitative research using data from the large-scale national or international data sets supported by the NCES, NSF, and/or other federal agencies. The selection process is competitive. AERA Research Grants are awarded for one or two years, for an amount of up to $35,000. The next application deadline is Thursday, September 4, 2014.

For further information about AERA and the Grants Program, visit the AERA Grants Program website at http://www.aera.net/grantsprogram/. You may also contact George L. Wimberly, AERA-Grants Program Co-Principal Investigator, at grantsprogram@aera.net or (202) 238-3225.

NASA has openings for Pathways positions Spring 2015.

KSC has openings for Pathways positions beginning Spring 2015.  They close Monday, July 21, 2014 so please pass on to those who may be interested. See addiotnal information below.

Employees and Employment Information
Vacancy Announcement, KS14I0027
This position is open to all U.S. citizens.

http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/375529400

Student Trainee (Security) – NASA Pathways Intern, GS-0099-4/6
One vacancy
Open: Wednesday, July 16
Close: Monday, July 21
Location: BAD00

POC: KSC-pathways@mail.nasa.gov

Vacancy Announcement
This position is open to all U.S. citizens.

http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/375531300

KS14I0026

Student Trainee (Biological Sciences) – NASA Pathways Intern, GS-0499-4/6
One vacancy
Open: Wednesday, July 16
Close: Monday, July 21
Location: BAD00

POC: KSC-pathways@mail.nasa.gov

Vacancy Announcement
This position is open to all U.S. citizens
http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/375535100

KS14I0027

Student Trainee (Information Technology) – NASA Pathways Intern, GS-2299-4/6

Two vacancies

Open: Wednesday, July 16
Close: Monday, July 21
Location: BAD00

POC: KSC-pathways@mail.nasa.gov

Vacancy Announcement
This position is open to all U.S. citizens.

http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/375536200

KS14I0024

Student Trainee (Physical Sciences) – NASA Pathways Intern, GS-1399-7/9

Two vacancies
Open: Wednesday, July 16
Close: Monday, July 21
Location: BAD00

POC: KSC-pathways@mail.nasa.gov

Vacancy Announcement
This position is open to all U.S. citizens.

http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/375536600

KS14I0023

Student Trainee (Procurement) – NASA Pathways Intern, GS-1199-4/6
Two vacancies
Open: Wednesday, July 16
Close: Monday, July 21
Location: BAD00

POC: KSC-pathways@mail.nasa.gov

Vacancy Announcement
This position is open to all U.S. citizens.

http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/375536700

KS14I0022

Student Trainee (Education) – NASA Pathways Intern, GS-1799-4/6

One vacancy
Open: Wednesday, July 16
Close: Monday, July 21
Location: BAD00

POC: KSC-pathways@mail.nasa.gov

Vacancy Announcement
This position is open to all U.S. citizens.

http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/375537400

KS14I0021

Student Trainee (Accounting & Budget) – NASA Pathways Intern, GS-0599-7/9

One vacancy
Open: Wednesday, July 16
Close: Monday, July 21
Location: BAD00

POC: KSC-pathways@mail.nasa.gov

Vacancy Announcement
This position is open to all U.S. citizens.

http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/375538100

KS14I0020

Student Trainee (Administrative) – NASA Pathways Intern, GS-0399-4/9

Two vacancies
Open: Wednesday, July 16
Close: Monday, July 21
Location: BAD00

POC: KSC-pathways@mail.nasa.gov

Vacancy Announcement
This position is open to all U.S. citizens.
http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/375539300

KS14I0019

Student Trainee (Engineering) – NASA Pathways Intern, GS-0899-4/9

18 vacancies

Open: Wednesday, July 16
Close: Monday, July 21
Location: BAD00

POC: KSC-pathways@mail.nasa.gov

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking a Senior Executive Manager

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking a senior executive for the position of Manager, Richland Operations Office in SE WA State.

This position has full authority and responsibility to manage and oversee contract organizations performing cleanup activities on the Hanford Site. This position is also responsible for budget recommendations and program execution for technically, scientifically, and institutionally sound integrated contract and project management that includes compliance requirements in an environmentally sound and safe manner. Scope of work includes managing a portfolio of cleanup projects whose lifecycle costs are in the hundreds of millions of dollars annually.

For information on how to apply, visit USAJOBS at https://www.usajobs.gov/seniorexecutives Under “Keyword” enter DOE-RL-14-049