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

 

U.S. Department of the Interior Office of the Solicitor Legal Internship / Externship Program

U.S. Department of the Interior Office of the Solicitor Legal Internship / Externship Program

Program Application Schedule

Opening Date Closing Date Semester Year Status
August 1, 2014 September 1, 2014 2015 Spring 1L, 2L, 3L  
November 1, 2014 January 1, 2015 2015 Summer 2L, 3L
December 1, 2014 January 1, 2015 2015 Summer 1L

The Office of the Solicitor is responsible for the legal work of the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), with nearly 200 practicing attorneys in the headquarters office and more than 300 attorneys nationwide. DOI is the Nation’s premier conservation agency. Our mission is to protect America’s treasures for future generations, provide access to our nation’s natural and cultural heritage, offer recreation opportunities, honor our trust responsibilities to American Indians and Alaska Natives and our responsibilities to island communities, conduct scientific research, provide wise stewardship of energy and mineral resources, foster sound use of land and water resources, and conserve and protect fish and wildlife. The work that we do through our offices and bureaus (including the National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Geological Survey, Bureau of Reclamation, Office of Surface Mining, and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement) affects the lives of millions of people; from the family taking a vacation in a national park to a child studying in an Indian school.

With this diverse work load and the demand of extensive litigation and program counseling, the Office is continually looking for talented, dedicated law students with an interest in gaining practical experience advising agencies on the legal aspects of their mission as well as participating in complex civil litigation before administrative tribunals or assisting the Justice Department in litigating matters before federal courts. Our legal interns/externs are called upon to conduct legal research on a variety of environmental and administrative law issues, as well as issues involving Indian law. The Office resolves appeals under the Freedom of Information Act and is also home to the Department’s Ethics Office. Students typically draft legal memoranda, briefs and motions, and assist with discovery in active federal cases. Students may participate in conference calls and strategy sessions with other agency counsel, including Justice Department lawyers and agency officials. There may be additional opportunities to attend hearings and meetings in the Washington, D.C. area.

Because of our unique responsibilities to support the Department’s programs to benefit American Indians and Alaska Natives, Native American candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. The United States Government does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

Qualifications:  To qualify, you must be a student in good standing at an accredited law school with excellent legal research and writing skills.

How to Apply:  Students should submit the following documents:

  1. Resume  with 2 professional or academic references
  2. Student Volunteer Application Form (designate locations/organizations for which you wish to be considered).
  3. Cover Letter
  4. Copy of most recent transcript (official or unofficial)
  5. Writing Sample (no more than 3 pages)

*A consolidated .PDF file of all documents submitted for consideration (with the resume as the first page) is preferred.

Please submit application packages via EMAIL to studentemployment@sol.doi.gov

Please include in the subject line: “INTERNSHIP APPLICATION – YEAR and SEMESTER

If you have questions regarding this program, you may contact Kimberly Benton, (202) 208-6240 or  Lori Jarman, (202) 208-5764.

National Hispanic Environmental Council (NHEC) – 13th annual, national “New Mexico Minority Youth Environmental Training Institute – July 25—Aug 3, 2014, in New Mexico

The National Hispanic Environmental Council (NHEC) is accepting applications from students from across the country and Puerto Rico to attend our 13th annual, national “New Mexico Minority Youth Environmental Training Institute”, to be held July 25—Aug 3, 2014, at national forests, national parks, and other environment sites in northern New Mexico.  This is one of 3 such Institutes NHEC runs (others in CA and NYC) each summer as we work to build the next generation of Latino enviro leaders, professionals and scientists.  Interested students should apply promptly for this unique opportunity.

The NM Institute is an intensive, residential, science-based, 10 day long environmental education and environment career program for top students, aged 17-20 (typically high school seniors and freshmen, sophomores, or juniors in college) competitively selected from across the U.S.  The Institute is held and students housed/fed at the Glorieta Conference Center, in Glorieta, NM, 15 miles north of Santa Fe.

Through a full scholarship, NHEC will cover ALL costs for selected students, including airfare; housing; meals, science equipment; and more.   Utilizing an Environmental STEM curriculum students will explore a wide range of environmental/natural resource issues, as well as conduct field studies (air, soil, water testing, biological assessments, birding, and more) using professional-grade environmental science equipment, taught by NHEC’s experienced instructors.

Also participating are volunteer role models — environmental professionals, many minority, from every discipline but especially the sciences — coming to engage and inspire students to pursue an environmental or conservation career.

The major sponsors for the NM Institute are the U.S. Forest Service; the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service; and the U.S. EPA.  Students will also learn about federal internships and youth jobs with these agencies and others.  Our federal sponsors are actively recruiting top students of color to work for them in 2014 and next year too.  So if you are passionate about the environment, enjoy science, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, AND seek a job in the environment field, this program is for you.     

1. there is no deadline per se; NHEC reviews applications and selects students on a rolling basis as received, until all slots are filled.  Thus students are strongly urged to apply asap; and,

2. as this is a federally funded program, eligibility is limited to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Legal Residents.

We also ask that you forward this email on to those you think may be interested in this exciting program, including qualified students, educators, high schools, colleges, youth/enviro organizations, and more.  We appreciate your help.

Please contact NHEC, especially our Programs Coordinator, Juan Rodriguez, at  jrodriguez@nheec1.org  or rrivera@nheec1.org  if you have further questions.  Or call NHEC at 703-683-3956.   You can also download the materials and learn more about NHEC/our Institutes thru our website at  www.nheec1.org

 

Accepting Applications for High School Summer Bridge Program in Environment & Sustainability

Now Accepting Applications for the 2014 Summer Bridge Program in Environmental and Sustainability Sciences

The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) of the University of the District of Columbia has announced it is accepting applications for the 2014 Summer Bridge Program in Environmental and Sustainability Sciences. The course is designed to provide high school and incoming college students with the essential skills necessary to succeed in college studies and beyond. 

This year’s program will again focus on the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) disciplines of environmental computing, cloud computing, sustainability, water quality, climate change, engineering design and mobile technologies. An experiential learning opportunity, students will participate in lab analysis, field studies, educational field trips and a capstone project in the hands-on, interactive program led by Dr. Tolessa Deksissa, director of the Water Resources Research Institute, a division of CAUSES. Other instructors include Drs. Lily Liang, Suzan Harkness and Pradeep Behera.

“It is important we offer the students of D.C. the opportunity to gain STEM skills and knowledge, in order to remain competitive in today’s world. I am looking forward to another successful Summer Bridge course,” stated Dr. Deksissa.

Summer Bridge will be offered Mondays through Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., June 30 – July 25, 2014, on UDC’s Van Ness campus. Click here to apply. Applications are due by June 20.

The Summer Bridge Program in Science and Technology is sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Last year, nearly 30 D.C. high school students participated in Summer Bridge. Learn more about last year’s program or contact Dr. Tolessa Deksissa for more information.

Recent Graduate Positions available: U.S. Department of Education, Office of the Chief Financial Officer

The U.S. Deparment of Education, Office of the Chief Financial Officer currently has two positions waiting to be filled. These positions are fall under the Recent Graduate Programs. The program affords developmental experience in the Federal government intended to promote possible careers in the civil services to individual who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs. One position is for an accountant the other is for a financial management analyst.    The positions are part of the   First consideration will be given the first  150 applicants or upon closing date, whichever comes first.

The announcements opened today, April 10th and will close on Tuesday, April 15th.    The announcements are available at the links below:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/366740200

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/366740300

Student Opportunity at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Greetings,

The Securities and Exchange Commission is excited to announce a vacancy for a Pathways Resident Intern: Student Trainee (Program & Research) position located at the SEC’s New York Regional Office.

Position Number: 14-PW-1082492-SLK

Location: New York, NY

Compensation: $35,119.00 to $51,135.00

Grade: SK-04

The SEC is seeking bright, innovative, results-oriented individuals to join our Pathways Resident Internship Program. The Pathways Resident Internship Program targets students accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program (diploma, certificate, etc.) in an accredited/qualifying educational institution, on a full or half-time basis. This internship is for students who can commit to working year-round at this office location in New York, NY. At the successful conclusion of this program, students may be eligible for non-competitive conversion to a federal career or career-conditional position. Work assignments may include the following:

  •  Provides assistance and support to teams conducting examinations of self-regulatory organizations, broker-dealers and transfer agents
  •  Handles routine matters and refers inquiries to appropriate personnel based on knowledge of programs and functions, assignments, internal procedures and relationships
  •  Performs a broad range of duties using various computer software programs to perform such operations as updating, revising, sorting, calculating, and manipulating data in  spreadsheets

To Apply:

For important information about this position, including details on duties, qualifications, and how to apply, please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/365397000  You must apply for this position by April 10, 2014. If you need additional information contact Jeffery Anoka, Outreach Coordinator, Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) at 202-551-6086 or anokaj@sec.gov.

 

 

Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Opportunities with the Social Security Administration-Disability Research Consortium

The Social Security Administration’s Disability Research Consortium is pleased to announce award opportunities for students enrolled in full-time PhD programs. The National Bureau of Economic Research’s Disability Research Center is currently soliciting applications for the following award:

  • Pre-Doctoral Fellowships in Disability      Policy Research

For additional information on these award opportunities, please see the Research Spotlight at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/.  All applications are due April 30, 2014.

For questions regarding the Disability Research Consortium, please email Debra Tidwell-Peters at debra.tidwell-peters@ssa.gov.