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SPS Outreach Catalyst Kit (SOCK)

Primary Institution: Society of Physics Students
Affiliation: American Institute of Physics
City: College Park
State: MD
Job Duration: 9.5 Weeks, Summer 2012
Class Requirement: soph - senior year
Position Type: Education/Outreach
Discipline(s): Topic to be determined
Description: The SPS SOCK

SPS 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. There are usually 1.5-2 interns responsible for creating and testing activities and writing instructions for lessons and demonstrations. This year the theme is "Connecting Worlds: Science without Borders," but the science theme for the SOCK has not been chosen yet.

Qualifications
• Completion of at least two years of college physics
• Interest in public outreach and informal education
• Ability to work well with pre-college students
• Ability to effectively communicate scientific topics to pre-college students
• Previous education outreach experience
• Excellent communication skills (including writing)

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.
Stipend: $4,200
Benefits: Housing
Travel Reimbursement
Daily commuting expenses
Application Deadline: 02/01/2012
Job Website: http://www.spsnational.org/programs/internships/

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Kendra Redmond
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740
Email: kredmond@aip.org
Phone: 301-209-3047