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Research and Development Paid Internship!

Research and Development Internship

This is a paid internship, and is long however.  There is some weekend work, and a little travel is involved- approx. the second week students are asked to go to Kentucky to help in the fields for about one week.  All expenses are paid for them. The pay is about  9.00 per hour, with OT, so there is some opportunity to earn some good money and learn about wheat seed development.

 SUMMARY/PURPOSE:

Provide assistance during wheat harvest, seeding preparation and seeding operations between June and October (with flexibility on an earlier end date).

 ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

·         Work outdoors in the field

·         Hand-harvest wheat research material in the field

·         Assist combine harvest of yield plots

·         Operate laboratory size research equipment (e.g. threshers, cleaners, seed counters, etc.)

·         Organize seed stocks in the warehouse

·         Prepare seed for sowing

·         Assist research planting operations in the field

·         Other duties as required

 QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • High School Diploma, BSc or MSc, or equivalent
  • Valid driver’s license preferred, required to pass MVR test
  • Full-time hours commitment, including overtime and Saturdays
  • Farming background and tractor driving skills preferred
  • Students studying Plant Breeding, Agriculture, or similar encouraged to apply
  • Able to meet physical requirements of the position including, but not limited to prolonged periods of standing and sitting, bending, kneeling, working in a variety of conditions (heat, cold, dust, damp, etc.)
  • Exhibit regular and prompt attendance

 PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and move objects up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

To apply for the job click here

Summer Internship Opportunity with Former MCB Graduate Student

Erik Reed, an MCB PhD alum, is filling the role of Site Microbiologist at AstraZeneca’s Frederick Manufacturing Facility in Frederick, MD. He is looking for a junior/senior microbiology (or MCB) major to work as a simmer intern (anticipated June 7th start date), who understands bacterial physiology and ecology.

The company will pay for housing and a salary. Aseptic technique would also help as there is a likely opportunity to participate in some biofilm focused lab work.

Here’s the link to the opportunity: https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1209771

LAS Success Workshops this week

LAS Success Workshops for the week of February 1st:

CAREER DEVELOPMENT: How to Sell Your LAS Degree at the Business Career Fair and Engineering Career Fair (Monday, February 1: 4-5 p.m., 1002 Lincoln Hall)

Did you know that the Business Career Fair (February 3 & 4 at ARC) and the Engineering Career Fair (February 9 & 10 at the Illini Union) are open to students in the College of LAS? Did you know these career fairs are promoting internships for underclassmen as well as jobs for graduating seniors? This workshop will help LAS students better understand how they can prepare to get the most out of the Business Career Fair and the Engineering Career Fair. LAS students looking for an internship, full time job, or just wanting to better understand how a fair can be used as a career exploration tool are invited to attend. (Melissa Schoeplein, LAS Career Development Specialist and Eden Haycraft, Career Center)

Physics: So You’d Like to Pass Your First Physics Exam… (Thursday, February 4: 3-3:50 p.m.,1065 Lincoln Hall)

This presentation will introduce you to ideas and best practices to help you prepare for your upcoming physics exam.  The primary questions asked and answered will include: Why study physics? How should you manage your time? What tools are available during the exam? How do exam questions differ from other problems we work in our physics courses? This session is ideal for students taking their first Physics courses at the university or for those who are taking PHYS 102 this semester after having difficulties in PHYS 10. (Elaine Schulte)

CAREER SUCCESS: Resumes and LinkedIN for Scientists (Thursday, February 4: 5:30-6:30 p.m., 165 Noyes)

Science majors and minors in the College of LAS are invited to attend a workshop about how to best highlight on your resume and LinkedIn profile your research experience, relevant coursework, technical skills, publications, and skills desired by employers so you’re ready for the spring semester career fairs. Pizza will be provided. RSVP required by noon on 2/4 via i-Link Events or scheduling@scs.illinois.edu (Patricia Simpson, Director of Academic Advising & Career Services – School of Chemical Sciences and Melissa Schoeplein, LAS Career Development Specialist)

You can find all spring workshops here: http://publish.illinois.edu/lassuccessworkshops/

Rush University Graduate College Open House

The Rush University Graduate College Open House will be taking place Wednesday, February 3, 2016 from 5:00PM – 7:00PM and will be held in the Cohn Research Building’s 1st floor Auditorium at 1735 Harrison St. Chicago, IL.

Attendees will be learning about specific programs of the Graduate College of Rush University including:

  1. The PhD in Integrated Biomedical Sciences Program designed to prepare students to be outstanding research scientists qualified for positions in academia, industry or administration. This program provides the students with an interdisciplinary approach that focuses on disease as a process that involves molecular, biochemical, cellular, and organ system changes. Students use multidisciplinary training to formulate and test research hypotheses in a highly collaborative environment of both scientists and clinical researchers. The program requires completion of core coursework in the basic sciences and elective classes based on the student’s selected research track and areas of interest as well as the completion of the dissertation research work.
  2. The MS in Integrated Biomedical Sciences Program is a two year program designed to prepare graduate students for a scientific career in academic, industrial, or governmental environments through training in relevant interdisciplinary research and didactic education. The program requires completion of core coursework in the basic sciences and elective classed based on the student’s selected research track and areas of interest as well as the completion of the thesis research work.
  3. The MS in Biotechnology Program is a non-thesis, nine-month accelerated program crafted for students to become highly proficient and competitive candidates for positions in biomedical scientific fields and applicants for professional academic programs, including medical, dental, pharmacy doctoral programs and entry to competitive PhD programs. The curriculum includes core biomedical science classes, laboratory practice, and other relevant subjects, such as experimental design, laboratory management communications, scientific writing, and biomedical research strategies.

The registration URL link that is below will permit students to create a Rush account, which is necessary to register for the Open House:

https://rush.ellucianrecruiter.com/Admissions/pages/EventDetails.aspx?id=22b1efa2-5fc1-e511-8111-12ccd5fff39d

If you have any questions, please contact Gabriella Cs-Szabo at Gabriella_Cs-Szabo@rush.edu.

Green Corps Yearlong Paid Program

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Early Application Deadline: January 31st, 2016

Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day. At Green Corps, they believe there are actually plenty of solutions to these problems, but what is lacking is political will on behalf of decision makers. That’s why right now, what we really need is more Organizers and people who understand the power of public support and know how to mobilize it.

In Green Corps yearlong paid program, you’ll get intensive training in the skills you need to make a difference in the world. You’ll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems like climate change, deforestation, water pollution, factory farming, and many others with groups like Sierra Club and Food & Water Watch. And when you graduate from Green Corps, they’ll help you find a career with one of the national leading environmental and social change groups. Green Corps yearlong program begins in August 2016 with Introductory Classroom Training and continues with field placements in multiple locations across the U.S. Candidates must be willing to relocate.

For more information, read on or visit www.greencorps.org/apply

In your year with the Green Corps:

Be trained by the best: Green Corps organizers take part in trainings with leading figures in the environmental and social change movements: people like Adam Ruben, former political director and current board president of MoveOn.org, and Bill McKibben, author and founder of 350.org.

Learn new skills: Green Corps will teach you to recruit and train activists and volunteers, build coalitions, organize events and gain media coverage, and much more about all the skills it takes to build public support for our environment.

Gain experience across the country: Green Corps sends organizers to jumpstart campaigns for groups such as Food & Water Watch, Corporate Accountability International, and The Wilderness Society, in major cities to small towns across the country.

Make an impact on today’s environmental challenges: A team of Green Corps organizers helped run a publicity campaign that persuade Kellogg’s Cereal to pressure its supplier of palm oil to stop destroying tropical forests. Other Green Corps organizers have played critical roles in the retirement of over a dozen coal-fired power plants in the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign.

Get paid!: Green Corps organizers earn a salary of $25,500. They also offer a generous benefits package.

Launch your career: Green Corps will help connect you to environmental and progressive groups that are looking for full-time staff to build their organizations and help them create social change and protect our environment.

The Application Process: In the next months, they’ll invite 35 college graduates to join Green Corps in 2016-2017. They’re looking for people who are serious about saving the planet, people who have taken initiative on their campus or community, and people who are willing to roll up their sleeves and work for change over the long haul.

If you think you’re one of those people, visit www.greencorps.org to apply.

For more information, visit www.greencorps.org or contact Amanda Becker, Recruitment Director of Green Corps at jobs@greencorps.org.

Looking for a Job or Internship?

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With over 15,000 job & internship postings from 4,000+ companies, there are opportunities for ALL ILLINOIS STUDENTS on I-Link. Tens of thousands of jobs and internships are posted annually on I-Link, Illinois’ campus-wide recruiting platform. Employers post their opportunities and many who recruit on campus schedule interviews and information sessions in I-Link. Students and recent alumni can search for internships, employment opportunities, as well as sign-up for interviews, and view a full calendar of career programs and events.

Login today at www.careercenter.illinois.edu/ilink

Use I-Link to:

  • Search for job and internship postings
  • View list of companies at career fairs
  • Schedule on-campus interviews
  • Upload your resume
  • Conduct a video mock interview

 

EMT Class Spring Semester (Illini Medical Services)

Interested in getting a jumpstart on your health career? Learn how to respond during medical emergencies including how to assess and treat cardiac and respiratory arrest, strokes, diabetic emergencies, musculoskeletal injuries, traumatic injuries, burns, emergency child birth, as well as legal and ethical considerations in healthcare by becoming a licensed Emergency Medical Technician. Taking the course through Illini Emergency Medical Services (IEMS), a Registered Student Organization on campus, will prepare you to take the National Registry examination and upon passing, you will be licensed to practice in the State of Illinois. 90% of students who take the course with IEMS pass the National Registry examination on their first attempt, compared to 70% of students across the State of Illinois. Students have gone on to use their license to achieve experience in the healthcare field by volunteering with agencies such as IEMS and working for ambulance services and hospitals.

Class will be held every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 7:00 – 10:00 pm (location TBA). There will be four practical sessions held throughout the semester on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from approximately 6:00 – 10:00 pm. The course is now being offered in a new hybrid version, and students will be expected to complete lectures and homework assignments out of class. The course fee is $450 and will be charged to your student account upon acceptance into the class.

For more details and to apply, visit the IEMS website (illiniems.org) and access the application under the documents tab. Applications are due by 5:30 PM on Reading Day (Thursday, December 10th) to the IEMS office (office #258 in the Illini Union). Email iems@illinois.edu with any questions.

Graf Internship Information Session

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If you are looking for a pre-professional work opportunity that allows you to plan, organize, and facilitate activities and programs while developing your leadership skills, consider applying for the Graf Internship at the Illinois Leadership Center. The Graf Internship is limited to four students per academic year. Graf interns are responsible for overseeing the logistics and administration of the Leadership Center’s I-programs, as well as the other office priorities such as marketing, yearly intern recruitment, outreach, and coordinating the Student Leadership Advisory Team (SLAT).

If you are interested, make sure to attend the upcoming information session which will be held on December 3 at 8:00 p.m. in the Illinois Leadership Center Conference Room located at 290 Illini Union.

Tap In Leadership Academy is Now Hiring!

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Champaign-based, academic enrichment organization, Tap In Leadership Academy is expanding its after school and summer enrichment program and is actively hiring staff to fill part- and full-time positions. Tap In is looking for dedicated staff members, committed to promoting the development of its many sites and scholars, ranging from elementary to high school-aged. Training for all positions will begin immediately.

Under the direction of the Site Coordinator, the Site Leader will provide leadership, supervision, assistance, and tutoring to scholars in one of Tap In’s 21st Century Community Learning Center program sites. The Site Leader will lead engaging academic, leadership enrichment, and college preparation activities with registered scholars at their assigned site. Site Leaders will provide opportunities for scholars to develop & strengthen academic and social skills in groups and individually. Successful candidates will be skilled in core academic subjects and can creatively implement bot academic and social programs.

Intern or Volunteer at Promise Healthcare

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Promise Healthcare is seeking individuals for the following roles:

  • Nursing/Medical Assisting *N.A., E.M.T., M.A., or Registered M.A. certification is required.
  • Administration Services *This role requires knowledge of accounting, advanced proficiency in excel, and data analysis (i.e pivot tables, account receivables).
  • Dental – Administrative *For their dental clinic they’ll need volunteers for their afternoon administrative shifts.

Interns are distinguished as those who dedicate at least ten hours of work per week. Volunteers are asked to dedicate at least four hours of service per week. Visit www.promisehealth.org/donate-volunteer to review full position descriptions and learn more about the organization. Questions and completed application packet can be emailed to Megan (mcasey@promisehealth.org).