Position Type: Hourly Paid Internship
Duration: Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters 2020-21
Compensation: $16.39/hr, 14 hrs/week for 11 weeks (work study eligible)
The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) in the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity (EXPD) promotes and facilitates opportunities for undergraduates to participate in research with faculty, provides a public forum for students to present their work, and offers advising and other resources. We currently seek an intern to support URP projects for up to 12 hours per week, preferably starting at the beginning of fall quarter 2018 and continuing through winter and spring 2019.
ABOUT THE UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROGRAM
As part of the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity (EXPD), the Undergraduate Research Program (URP) facilitates research experiences for undergraduates with faculty members across the disciplines. URP staff comprise a small, dynamic team who assist students in planning for an undergraduate research experience, identifying faculty mentors and projects, defining research goals, presenting and publishing research findings, obtaining academic credit, and seeking funding for their research. URP maintains a listing of current UW undergraduate research opportunities and related national programs, and offers the Summer Institute in the Arts & Humanities and co-hosts other summer STEM research programs. The Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium provides a forum for students to present their work to the university community and the public. Information about our program offerings and ethos is available on the URP website: http://www.uw.edu/undergradresearch/.
WORK HOURS, LOCATION, AND PAY RATE
Work schedule to be determined quarterly. Pay rate is $16.39 per hour, for up to 14 hours per week for 11 weeks (work study eligible). Work location is currently remote until further notice. The office is located in 171 Mary Gates Hall, the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity (EXPD). Occasional early evening hours desired.
The Program Development Intern serves as a member of the Undergraduate Research Program team. The internship will focus primarily on key development projects with opportunities to collaborate with staff on other activities depending on experience and interests. Primary and potential projects include:
1. Undergraduate Researchers Support Network Collaborate with URP staff and partners to coordinate student support events, including Research Community Connections.
2. Curriculum and Advising Development Support staff in revising and identifying new opportunities for curriculum building for students.
3. Undocumented Student- Friendly Website Using best practices and knowledge of policies and funding options, review website content and make recommendations for
incorporating content that helps undocumented students navigate quickly towards resources that are relevant towards supporting their undergraduate research experience.
4. Additional Program and Student Support Depending on interests, experience, and availability, other opportunities that can be incorporated into the internship include: support URP planning of events and activities that support undergraduate research engagement.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPECTATIONS
• Meet regularly with Assistant Director to report progress
• Collaborate with URP staff and committees
• Support planning meetings for designated projects
• Effective research of best practices, policies, and strategies to strengthen projects
• Effective time management and communication of projects and outcomes
• Friendly, reliable and committed to student success
• Interest in experiential learning/research for undergraduate students
• Work well both as a member of a small team and independently.
• Leadership abilities including assertiveness, effective oral and written communication skills, and listening skills
• Creative problem solving skills, ability to balance a variety of duties, and attention to detail.
• Experience with computer applications, particularly Microsoft Word and Excel.
• High comfort level with computer technology and software programs, including online forms and surveys (webqs).
ADDITIONAL DESIRED SKILLS
• Professional or personal experience with undergraduate research
• Qualitative research experience (e.g. focus groups, survey analysis)
• Graduate student research experience
BENEFITS AND LEARNING COMPETENCIES
• Valuable experience in program development, assessment and evaluation, student services, and experiential learning in higher education.
• Interesting/relevant work environment for students who are interested in impact of undergraduate research on student experiences.
• Gain experience in time management, balancing multiple tasks and priorities, planning, organizing, and prioritizing work.
• Collaborate with staff, EXPD programs, and other campus partners to support successful programs.
• Work with friendly staff in a supportive, team-oriented environment.
This position will report to the Assistant Director of the Undergraduate Research Program.
Priority deadline for consideration is Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Submit the following three components:
2) Cover letter describing your interest in the position, as well as, any relevant experiences
3) Diversity statement that answers the following two questions (1-2 paragraphs)
i. What are your definitions of diversity, equity, and inclusion? What have you done to further your knowledge about these principles?
ii. How do your intersecting identities (e.g. race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, religion, gender) influence and contribute to your work, research, interactions and communications with the larger diverse UW communities (students, staff, and faculty)?
Submit application materials via Google Form: https://forms.gle/V1F27q4cYeSbjcpU9
If you have any questions, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Priority consideration will be given to those who apply by 11:00 a.m., September 9, 2020.