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SPS SOCK, SPS Summer Internship

Primary Institution: Society of Physics Students
Affiliation: American Institute of Physics
City: College Park
State: MD
Job Duration: 9.5 Weeks, Summer 2010
Class Requirement: soph - senior year
Position Type: Education/Outreach
Discipline(s): Astronomy; Astrophysics; Gravitation
Atomic/Molecular/Optical Physics
Medical Physics
Plasmas and Beam Physics
Interdisciplinary Physics: Biological Physics; Quantum Information; Etc.
laser science generally
Description: 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 SPS theme is Exciting the Imagination, in celebration of 50 years since the first demonstration of a laser. The 2010 SOCK will have a laser science focus.

• 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 for details.
Stipend: $3,750
Benefits: Housing
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 02/01/2010
Job Website:

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Kendra Rand
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740
Phone: 301-209-3047
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