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.

2014 NASA Research Announcement for Educator Professional Development (EPD) appendix

NASA’s Office of Education is accepting new proposals under the Education Opportunities in NASA STEM (EONS) 2014 NASA Research Announcement for Educator Professional Development (EPD) appendix. EPD is designed to provide high quality STEM professional development opportunities for formal and informal educators capitalizing on NASA’s unique assets and capabilities. Pre-service, in-service, and informal educators working with grades K-20 and higher education faculty are considered customers and clients who derive benefits from EPD opportunities. EPD was established to consolidate historically diverse components into a focused effort to ensure operational efficiency while optimizing strategies, methods, and technologies that promote and foster educators’ use of NASA-related content in their instructional activities. Proposals are due June 18, 2014.

For more information regarding EPD Solicitation, please visit the NASA EONS page on NSPIRES http://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/

2014 Fall Student Honors Program – Legal

 2014 Fall Student Honors Program – Legal

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

Position Number: 14-SHPL-KT

Locations: Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA; Denver, CO; Washington, DC; Miami, FL; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Boston, MA; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Fort Worth, TX; Salt Lake City, UT

Overview

The mission of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation.

The SEC is seeking bright, innovative, results-oriented individuals to join our Student Honors Program. The Student Honors Program targets students currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program (JD/MDB or LL.M.) in an accredited qualifying educational institution on a full or half-time basis. (Applicants who do not meet the definition of “student” will not be considered).

Honor Students are assigned to work with SEC staff members on projects covering a broad range of the Commission’s work. Projects can include the investigation of industry and issuer practices, litigation of civil enforcement actions and the drafting of proposed statutes and rules. Specific duties and responsibilities will vary according to the office or division of assignment.

Second and third year law students must be enrolled at least half-time in law school to participate in the Student Honors Program. Law school graduates who are enrolled in graduate law programs and joint degree programs (e.g., JD/MBA; LL.M.) at least half time may also participate in the Student Honors Program.

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/362827700 Weekly cut-off dates have been established to review and refer qualified applicants. You must apply for this position by April 30, 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 .

2014 Spring Student Honors Program, Security and Exchange Commission (SEC)

2014 Spring Student Honors Program

Division of Economic and Risk Analysis  

Position Number:         14-DERA-ER

Location:                      Washington, DC

Compensation: Volunteer

Grade:                          SK-00

Overview:

The mission of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation.

Within the SEC, the Division of Economic and Risk Assessment (DERA) integrates financial economics and data analytics to the core mission of the SEC. In doing so, DERA is involved in the entire range of SEC activities, including policy-making, rule-making, enforcement and examination. For more information about the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis, please visit http://www.sec.gov/divisions/riskfin.shtml.

The SEC’s Student Honors Program is a semester program for college students, graduate students and law students to become acquainted with the regulation of the securities market. Honors students work with SEC Staff members on projects covering a broad range of the Commission’s mission such as conducting investigations of industry and issuer practices, assisting in the litigation of enforcement actions, and drafting proposed statutes and rules, to name a few responsibilities.

DERA is offering unpaid training opportunities to undergraduate/graduate students in the Washington, DC area. We ask students to work at least 10 weeks at a minimum of 15 to 20 hours per week. We also encourage applications from students who are able to work 40 hours per week. Students will establish their work schedule with their supervisors.

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/353869700. You must apply for this position by November 1, 2013 through www.USAJobs.gov.

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.

The SEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

www.sec.gov

The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program

The Application deadline: Feb 28th and is open to seniors in high school, or rising college sophomores and juniors.

Click here for information:
http://www.outreach.usda.gov/education/1890/index.htm

The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is a partnership between of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the eighteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities.  The program awards scholarships to students attending one of the 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in agriculture, food, natural resource
sciences, or related academic disciplines. The eighteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant  Universities are as follows:

>* Alabama A&M University
>* Alcorn State University, Mississippi
>* Delaware State University
>* Florida A&M University
>* Fort Valley State University, Georgia
>* Kentucky State University
>* Langston University, Oklahoma
>* Lincoln University, Missouri
>* North Carolina A&T State University
>* Prairie View A&M University, Texas
>* South Carolina State University
>* Southern University, Louisiana
>* Tennessee State University
>* Tuskegee University, Alabama
>* University of Arkansas Pine Bluff
>* University of Maryland Eastern Shore
>* Virginia State University
>* West Virginia State University

Click here and scroll to the bottom of the page for the application:

>http://www.outreach.usda.gov/education/1890/index.htm