Research/Internship Opportunity Detail Page
Career Pathways / SOCK, SPS Summer Internship
|Primary Institution:||Society of Physics Students|
|Affiliation:||American Institute of Physics|
|Job Duration:||9.5 Weeks, Summer 2011|
|Class Requirement:||soph - senior year
Physics Education Research
Plasmas and Beam Physics
Interdisciplinary Physics: Biological Physics; Quantum Information; Etc.
|Description:||SPS Internship: Career Pathways / SOCK
This internship position is split 50-50 between the SPS Career Pathways project and the SPS SOCK.
The SPS SOCK
Science Outreach Catalyst Kits, or SOCKs, contain exploratory physics and science activities specifically designed for SPS Chapters and collegiate physics departments to use in outreach presentations to local elementary, middle and high school students. Interns are responsible for creating and testing activities and writing instructions for lessons and demonstrations. This year the theme is "A Century of Revolution", in celebration of 100 years since the discovery of the nucleus.
SPS Career Pathways
In light of the need to increase both the size and diversity of our nation's STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) workforce, the National Science Foundation has awarded the Education and Statistical Research Divisions of the American Institute of Physics a grant to learn and share effective practices for the preparation of physics undergraduates for STEM careers. One aspect of this is to develop a workshop on career preparation for undergraduate physics students. This intern will be an integral part of workshop development (e.g. assembling resume-writing materials, developing mock job interview scenarios, and generating graphic representations of statistical information on the careers of physics undergraduates).
• Completion of at least two years of college physics
• Interest in public outreach and informal education
• Interest in non-traditional STEM careers
• Ability to work well with pre-college students & peers
• Ability to multi-task and manage time efficiently
• Ability to effectively communicate scientific topics to pre-college students
• Strong communication skills
SPS intern positions based in Washington, DC are also available in science research, outreach, writing, and policy. See http://www.spsnational.org/programs/internships/ for details.
Daily commuting expenses
|Additional Information:||Please note your interested in the careers position in your cover letter.|
Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740