Month: April 2012

Scholarship Opportunity for Bilingual BSW

Child & Adolescent Treatment Services (CATS) is an outpatient children’s mental health agency.

Our clinic treatment program serves children between the ages of 3-21 and their families from Erie County who are experiencing emotional or behavior problems.

We have a scholarship opportunity for a bilingual Spanish/English BSW.  In exchange for tuition assistance to achieve a Masters of Social Work, the successful applicant would commit to two years work at CATS post Masters.

For further information please contact:

Sheila S. Korman, LCSW-R, ACSW

Vice President

(716) 819-3420 ext 103


CAF/IAF 2012 Summer Internships

Summer 2012 Internships

The Campaign for America’s Future (CAF) and the Institute for America’s Future (IAF) seek interns who are well-organized team players with a commitment to and interest in progressive issues. Interning with CAF/IAF is a great way to gain real world experience that could lead to a career in issue advocacy, public policy, public relations or many other public interest fields. Interns will work with one or more of the following teams:

Communications / Media Relations
Fundraising / Events
Economic Reform
Labor / Jobs
Online / Web Communications
Progressive Message / Conservative Failure
Policy Research

Closing Date:

1 June 2012

Position Responsibilities:

Conduct internet research and write reports
Draft letters and respond to e-mail inquires
Attend rallies, press conferences and other events
Support program staff and assist with front desk responsibilities

Required Qualifications:

Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong analytical, problem-solving and organizational skills
Strict attention to detail and ability to follow oral and written instructions
Knowledge of data gathering techniques (library and Internet research)
Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook computer programs
Ability to operate standard office equipment including but not limited to computers, printers, copiers, etc
Knowledge of political issues a plus

Compensation / Benefits:

$8.25 hr.

To Apply:

To Apply
Please mail, email or fax your resume and a cover letter that indicates how you learned of the internship to:


Internships – Summer 2012
Campaign for America’s Future
1825 K Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006
Fax: 202-955-5606

April 25, 2012 Deadline: AARP Summer Scholar Program

DEADLINE:  April 25, 2012

During the summer of 2012, the department of Multicultural Markets and Engagement will initiate a summer internship program for minority college students at AARP’s headquarters.  This follows the successful launch of the initial internship program launched during the summer of 2011.  Students participating in the program will receive a paid stipend.

The placements are throughout the organization, including: Procurement, Legislation, Volunteer and Engagement, States Management, Portfolios, Research and Analysis, Event Planning and the Foundation. Interns from the 2011 program had experiences that ranged from attending White House conferences with their mentors, to working on research documents and having their names listed on the publications.  We are looking for students from varied backgrounds/majors. (Business School Majors, Math Majors, Gerontology, Social Work, History, Political Science, Psychology……)


The 2012 Summer Scholars Program will recruit currently enrolled minority undergraduate and graduate students to participate in the second annual internship summer program.  These mentor-guided internships provide hands on, real life, career-related experiences that will challenge, inspire and provide practical application that complements and amplifies upon the scholar’s academic education.  Students will engage in carefully monitored work experiences, with intentional learning goals and outcomes, including the opportunity to develop a working knowledge of AARP departments and mission statement. The program will start on June 11, 2012 and end August 10, 2012. (We must adhere to the HR hiring schedule)

Scholars Requirements:

  • ·         Currently attending a college or university as an undergraduate or graduate student in good standing( at least 12 hours of course work)
  • ·         GPA at least 3.0
  • ·         Competency with office software suite including: Microsoft office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and/or Apple Keynote
  • ·         Work history and/or volunteer experience

Application procedures:

  • ·         All candidates must submit the following by April 25, 2012
    • ·         Completed application (see attachment)
    • ·         Cover letter
    • ·         Resume
    • ·         College transcript
    • ·         Two letters of recommendation: one from a professor

Application review and selection:

  • ·         All applications will be reviewed by the program coordinator
  • ·         All applicants will receive a phone interview conducted by the program coordinator.
  • ·         If the applicant is a viable candidate (meets the minimum program requirements), their application, resume and cover letter will be shared with the department designated mentor/supervisor and/or manager.
  • ·         The program coordinator will make selection of applicants to forward to departments for review, based on prior determination of department needs and job profile.
  • ·         Departments will identify student(s) they wish to interview.  The program coordinator is notified of the decision, the date of the interview and the outcome.   If the department is unable to place an applicant, every attempt is made to find a “fit” within the organization.
  • ·         If a department identifies a student for their internship position, they first notify the program coordinator and then a joint notification is sent to the student.  The official employment offer must come from the HR department after all paperwork has been completed.

For more information:

For additional information please contact Winifred Watson-Florence at or 202-434-3655.

Summer Scholars Application



An important part of the ALANA Celebration of Achievement is to hear from graduating students (graduate and undergraduate) about their successful experience at UB.
If you’re interested in applying to be the student speaker at this year’s ceremony, please submit your speech via email to Holly Kahn at
Speeches are due by Friday, April 13, 2012

Procter and Gamble: Research Your Future in Science

Each summer P&G hosts a science seminar designed to expose freshmen in college to opportunities for using their science degree after school.  The seminar is an all expense paid opportunity to spend 3-4 days immersed in a Fortune 50 company’s R&D organization.  On top of that, participants will interview and if successful, will leave with an internship or co-op for 2013.

The program is targeting students who are currently enrolled as a 1st year Bachelor’s or 1st year Associates degree student in a Science or Engineering Technology related discipline [i.e., Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Other Life Sciences, Chemical Engineering Technology (CET), Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET), etc.].  Online applications must be received by June 8, 2012, to be considered for the 2012 Research your Future in Science Seminar which will be held July 31-Aug 3, 2012.

PG_Researcher_Summer_Camp_2012 Mor Info

Erell Institute International REU in Namibia

Erell Institute is pleased to announce a research experience and cultural exchange program designed for Native American undergraduate students.

Our IRES program is designed to provide students interested in ecology and natural science with an intensive, hands-on international experience in field research focused on the behavior and ecology of Namib Desert lizards. Program participants will engage in all aspects of an independent research project, including the design, data collection, analysis, write-up, and presentation. The program structure will include:
 Pre-trip participation in our virtual research group during the Fall 2012 semester for project planning and trip preparation
 Trip phase—5-weeks of data collection in the Namib Desert during December 2012/January 2013
o Field work will be supplemented with lectures, seminars,
and field trips to enhance student understanding of local natural
history, culture, and conservation
 Post-trip participation in our virtual research group (Spring 2013 semester) for data analysis and to prepare project reports and presentations
 Project culmination—presentations and final project report at end of Spring 2013 semester.
**Each student will identify a mentor at their home institution to provide local assistance for their IRES experience**

4 undergraduate students will be selected to participate; we will be joined in the field with undergraduate collaborators from Namibia and biologists from the Gobabeb Training and Research Centre, the field station where we will live and work in Namibia.
 For each selected student, we will cover the costs of:
o Travel to and from Gobabeb from the student’s US location
o Visa and health insurance for Namibia trip
o Research expenses, including food, lodging, and station fees while in Namibia
 $3500 stipend

Applications are due 30 April 2012. For more information contact: Doug Eifler (785-424-3397; or Maria Eifler (785-393-0602;

IRES-Namibia Flier 2012-13 More Info