Professor Antwan Jones has TWO research opportunities for you!

Do you have an interest in sociology, psychology, or social science research? Professor Antwan Jones has two research projects you should consider: one research project titled “The Effect of Parental Incarceration on Child and Young Adult Mental Health Outcomes” and another titled, “Stress and Obesity in Adulthood“.

While the deadline to earn academic credit through Honors has closed for the spring semester, both projects are a great opportunity to get engaged in meaningful research.

Join the Rodriguez Lab (Chemistry) & perform research to fluorescently image & treat cancer.

From Professor Erik Rodriguez:
“We are looking for freshman or sophomores interested in doing significant research during their undergraduate studies, including summers with possible funding.”
Read more on position descriptions and application information here. Please contact Professor Erik A. Rodriguez at erik_rodriguez@gwu.edu with resume and any questions.

Lead for America Fellowship in MoCo!

Lead For America

Lead For America works to ensure that our nation’s most dynamic and diverse leaders are working on our communities’ toughest challenges. Our core program is a paid two-year Fellowship for outstanding leaders ages 21-30 to work on the toughest challenges facing local governments and non-profits nationwide, particularly in Fellows’ hometowns and communities struggling to attract and retain talent. From addressing the opioid crisis in Appalachian West Virginia to designing affordable housing policy in East Los Angeles, our Fellows are truly working on most intractable issues facing our country. And because they work alongside the leadership in the community and are doing the work at the local level, it’s really possible to see progress and lives changed.

Our fellowship includes a one-month graduate level summer training led by leaders of the Harvard Kennedy School, Tufts University Tisch College of Civic Life, and the UNC School of Government, three retreats, and alumni opportunities including graduate scholarships and seed funding for initiatives such as starting non-profits or running for office. Our first class of 54 Fellows is currently serving in more than 40 communities in 21 states nationwide.

Montgomery County, MD Fellowship. This Fellow will be a part of the innovation team sparking the evolution of a 9,000 person $2 billion annual operating budget organization by scaling bright spots and adapting tools of service design, user experience, behaviorally informed nudging, community organizing, storytelling and process improvement to public sector justice work. Responsibilities will vary with Fellow skill and passion. The Fellow will support the core Innovation Accelerator community and be deployed for advanced facilitated support working with teams across County government to make rapid improvements, not recommendations.

Interested? Learn More and Apply by March 15th!

Learn More: Lead for America Website

Get to Know Us and Ask Your Questions: RSVP here to participate in a Fellow Q&A on March 11th. For further questions, email us at reed.shaferray@lead4america.org.

Study Abroad in Greece, Summer 2020

Do you want to have class in a volcano crater this summer? Do you want to swim in the “crystal waters” of the Libyan Sea on the southern coast of Crete? Have you ever wanted to visit the Parthenon or the site of the ancient oracle at Delphi?

The UHP is offering a course this summer that will let you do all of these things while getting Arts and Humanities and WID credits towards graduation!

Please see the attached flyer for information about the information session this evening and the upcoming application deadline on March 6th. You can also start an application here.

The Alexander Hamilton Society Is Hiring a Program Assistant!

 Check out the following job opportunity passed along by UHP alum Eamonn Bellin!

The Alexander Hamilton Society (AHS) is seeking to hire a full-time Program Assistant to support career services for its students and alumni network.

AHS is a non-partisan, not-for-profit, national organization that seeks to identify, educate, and launch young men and women into foreign policy and national security careers imbued with the Hamiltonian perspective of strong and principled American leadership in global affairs. We have established student-run chapters at over 80 universities as well as professional chapters in NYC and Washington, D.C. Our alumni and affiliates have gone on to serve in the highest levels of government and industry. To learn more, please visit www.alexanderhamiltonsociety.org.

The Program Assistant will have an opportunity to influence the development of the organization, gain experience across a number of functions, and work with rising and established leaders in our network. Those committed to AHS’s mission, interested in our areas of focus, and who possess an entrepreneurial spirit will find working at AHS incredibly rewarding. An ideal candidate is a recent graduate, who is personable, professional, organized, and seeks a gateway into the Washington policy community. We offer competitive compensation commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with AHS’s Office of Career Services
    • Build relationships with recruiters at key organizations and offices;
    • Develop and manage career resources;
    • Correspond with students on career-related support;
    • Facilitate mentorship and networking opportunities within the AHS network;
    • Collect and track student information and application status.
  • Assist in planning AHS’s National Programs
  • Assist with alumni programming
    • Track information on their career whereabouts;
    • Produce and send a monthly alumni newsletter. 

Qualifications

  • 0-2 years professional experience (including internships);
  • A commitment to AHS’s mission and principles and an interest in U.S. foreign policy and national security. Being an AHS alumnus is a plus;
  • Outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills, and a proactive personality;
  • Ability to manage a substantial number of projects and contacts at once;
  • Ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing;
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office, especially Excel and Powerpoint;

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please upload your cover letter, resume, and a list of references here. We expect a number of qualified applicants and only those selected for an interview will be contacted further.

Aisthesis: A Publication Opportunity for Honors Students

Dear Honors Students,

University of Minnesota Duluth’s Honors Program is currently seeking academic and creative submissions for the 2020 issue of Aisthesis, our undergraduate honors journal. As an interdisciplinary publication, we welcome academic work, including honors capstone projects, literature reviews, and research articles from all fields of research. Creative submissions of nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and visual art (including but not limited to painting, sculpture, short film, multimedia, and photography) are also encouraged. If you are hoping to build your resume, share your work, and publish as an undergraduate, this is the perfect opportunity for you!

The submission deadline is March 20, 2020. Guidelines can be found at https://pubs.lib.umn.edu/index.php/aisthesis/submissionguidelines.

Please email questions to honorsaisthesis@d.umn.edu and follow the Aisthesis Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/HonorsAisthesis/) for updates. We look forward to reading your work in the coming months.

Sincerely,
The Aisthesis Editorial Board

Paid RA position for Prof. Christov

I am looking for a research assistant to assist me in a research project on the idea of self-determination. The remuneration for this position is up to $1,500 and available immediately.

In asking “How did the self-determination of a people and nation building come to be seen as virtually synonymous?”, the project seeks to map out the political, legal, and historical literature on the subject. The RA job is to research articles, books, and historical data on the development of self-determination from the 18th century to the present.

All interviews will be conducted this Wednesday, Feb 5. Email Prof. Christov (christov@gwu.edu) if interested.

Apply to be a Writing Center consultant

Do you love to write? Are you the person to whom friends always turn to say, “Hey, could you help me with this paper?” If so, please apply to be a peer undergraduate consultant!

The GW Writing Center is a lively, collaborative, learning environment with paid consultants (the pay rate in 2020-2021 will be $16.50/hour) who come from a diverse array of disciplines. All undergraduates are welcome to apply. Most of our applicants are currently first-year students or sophomores, who go on to work in the Writing Center for several years.

Application materials  are due February 19th, with letters of recommendation due Feb 26th.  Interviews will take place in March.

Note:  If you are accepted, you must take UW 2111W, “Pedagogy and Practice for Writing Consultants” in the fall.  More details about that are in the Application Materials.

Please contact Professor Hayes if you have any questions: hayesc@gwu.edu

CCAS STEM Lab Summer Internship Program (Rising Juniors/Seniors)

The 2020 CCAS STEM Lab Summer Internship Program is an opportunity for undergraduate students in lab departments to stay at GW over the summer to work with faculty on the faculty’s research. Students will live in the GW residence halls for an eight to ten week period.

In the summer of 2020, CCAS will pilot this program with up to 8 rising juniors and seniors chosen from STEM fields who offer laboratory research on a competitive application process. Applications are due Friday, February 21st.

See below for full details!

CCAS STEM Lab Summer Internship Program for Undergraduate Students

PILOT PROGRAM

What is the CCAS STEM Summer internship program?

The 2020 CCAS STEM Lab Summer Internship Program is an opportunity for undergraduate students in lab departments to stay at GW over the summer to work with faculty on the faculty’s research. Students will live in the GW residence halls for an eight to ten week period.

In the summer of 2020, CCAS will pilot this program with up to 8 rising juniors and seniors chosen from STEM fields who offer laboratory research on a competitive application process.

The CCAS STEM Lab Summer internship program will provide a number of benefits for students and faculty:

1. Students get hands on research experience working with faculty on scientific research projects. Students learn how research is conducted, receive research mentoring, and learn about the culture of scientific research.
2. This research experience prepares students for careers in STEM lab fields, including preparation for graduate school.
3. Faculty receive undergraduate student support for their research.
4. Departments bring more undergraduate students into their research enterprise.

How is the Program funded?
CCAS will support for students (rising juniors and seniors) to live in residence halls as well as provide a $1500 stipend for living expenses. Faculty will receive an $500 stipend.

According to the Tax Office 3-8313, the student should receive a 1098T and report this information on their taxes. It can, therefore, have an impact on student financial aid. Please let us know if this impact creates difficulty for a student’s participation.

GW housing will be available for twelve weeks although students are committed to work with their faculty sponsor for eight to ten weeks. We are in the process of arranging this housing and hope to have more details in February.

How will the CCAS summer program be organized?

Student and faculty pairs will apply for the program together. The application process will require a 2-3 page joint application.

1. Statement by the faculty of the research project with the student’s specific contribution to the research project.
2. Statement by the student of their interest in the faculty’s research project, and how participation in the project will contribute to their academic and/or professional goals
3. Short statement by department chair of how the faculty’s research project advances the research objectives of the department and how undergraduate student research contributes to the department’s curricular mission.

Program Requirements

1. Students are expected to work in the lab for forty hours per week.
2. After four weeks, faculty and students will submit a progress report that will summarize the student’s contributions to the faculty’s research.
3. Faculty and students must sign a contract where they both commit to the
program.
4. If student does not adequately participate in summer research, housing support and funding will be withdrawn after the fourth week.

Applications are due to Rachel Riedner, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, (rach@gwu.edu) by Friday, February 21st 2020. Student and faculty applicants will receive notification by early March.

Win $500 with the SURE Award

Did you know that Honors students have the opportunity to win up to $500 for their research? Apply here for the UHP/Sigelman Undergraduate Research Enhancement (SURE) Award for your chance.

“Undergraduate Research Enhancement” may not sound the most exciting (well, to most people at least, but you are UHPers), but the funds can contribute to incredible research. Previous SURE Award winners used their winnings to conduct 3D scanning of bones at the Smithsonian, study lasers and present their findings at a national conference, and research the influence of sports rhetoric on political campaigns,

The application, due Friday February 7th, includes:

  1. Student Application Form
  2. Faculty Statement of Support
  3. Unofficial GW Transcript

Please note that the UHP SURE award is different from the university-wide one. There is a SURE Research award that is available to all students, but this one is a specific fund that is set aside for UHP students. Make sure you take advantage of the opportunity!

Good Luck!

If you have any questions, reach out to Brianna at bcrayton@gwu.edu.

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