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Thursday
01/26/23

Peer Notetaking Opportunity with Accessibility Resources

Posted by Tim on January 26, 2023 in Honors Experiences, Job Opportunity, Student Job Opportunities

Accessibility Resources is looking for Peer Notetakers!  Notetakers provide an essential service that helps ensure equal access to education for students who receive accommodations. Students often find volunteering to be a Peer Notetaker enhances the classroom experience by encouraging more thorough, quality notes.  Notetakers may receive a letter of recommendation or, if they qualify, an honoraria at the end of the semester.
 
If you are interested in becoming a Peer Notetaker, please email your schedule to stu-notes@buffalo.edu as soon as possible. We are able to accept Notetakers on a first come, first serve basis.

Tuesday
01/03/23

International Institute of Buffalo Internship Opportunity-New American Integration Department

Posted by Tim on January 3, 2023 in Honors Experiences, Internships

iibuff_logo_newNEW AMERICAN INTEGRATION DEPARTMENT

EMPLOYMENT INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION

INTERNSHIP TITLE:         Employment Intern

HOURS PER WEEK:          Flexible, around 8-10/week.

DURATION:                         Intern needs to be available for minimum of 4 months, as program requirements require a dedicated intern, and who is able to work independently.

SUPERVISOR: Work will be overseen by Volunteer Coordinator and Employment Team:

DESCRIPTION:

Employment Interns work with the Employment Team in teaching refugee and immigrant clients about the process of seeking and obtaining employment, the economic structure in the U.S., and fiscal responsibility. Employment Interns help to run our workplace readiness program, Job Club, through fun and engaging workshops.

SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Able to provide a “trauma-informed” approach and a sensitivity to working with refugees and other vulnerable populations
  • Ability to work independently and with a small team
  • Willingness to use public transportation with clients
  • Use of excel and other computer programs
  • Must demonstrate quality communication skills such as speaking on the phone and writing

 GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Update client database to reflect: attendance to Job Club, completed resumes/cover letters and interview times and locations.
  • Call our offsite employment partners to schedule and/or confirm appointment times
  • Assist clients with the job hunt process
  • Assist clients with filling out job applications
  • Show clients how to utilize public transportation from their home to their place of employment

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Provide an updated professional resume, cover letter, and contact information for two references to volunteers@iibuff.org
  • Meet with the Volunteer Coordinator
  • Provide proof of covid-19 vaccination, including booster shot
  • Undergo a background check

Tuesday
01/03/23

International Institute of Buffalo Seeks a Housing Support Intern Spring 2023

Posted by Tim on January 3, 2023 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Internships

864 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209Phone: (716) 883-1900     Fax: (716) 883-9529WWW.IIBUFF.ORG  

NEW AMERICAN INTEGRATION DEPARTMENT

DONATIONS AND NEW ARRIVALS INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION

INTERNSHIP TITLE:                       Donations and New Arrivals Intern

HOURS PER WEEK:             8-10 (Needs to be a minimum of 4-hour blocks for two days per week)

DURATION:                          Intern needs to be available for minimum of 4 months, as program requires a dedicated intern that is able to work independently.

DESCRIPTION:

Interns work with the New Arrivals Specialist to provide initial housing acquisition and services to newly arrived refugee clients. They will also work alongside the Donations Coordinator to continually improve the in-kind donations inventory system and organize donation storage. This internship is a split combination of field and administrative work.

SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Knowledge/willingness to learn about and show respect for a diverse array of cultures
  • Ability to work and communicate independently, with landlords and with a small team
  • Knowledge of basic housing and accommodation requirements
  • Ability to complete forms and checklists accurately and with attention to detail. Follow up on any issues noted.
  • Must demonstrate quality communication skills such as speaking on the phone and writing
  • Willingness to do physical work and ability to lift 10 – 20 pounds
  • Flexibility with schedule to accommodate home setups

Work will be overseen by both the Donations Coordinator and New Arrivals Specialist

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Help with checklist reviews of housing and apartment accommodation for new arrivals
  • Assisting with paperwork and housing appointment scheduling/follow up with Landlords
  • Setting up and accompanying New Arrivals Specialist to housing appointments
  • Assisting Donations Coordinator and New Arrivals Specialist with home setups and pre-arrival grocery purchases
  • Help organize in-kind donations and maintain in-kind donation inventory system
  • Sending thank you letters to donors and entering contact info into donor database
  • Work in partnership with Every Bottom Covered to distribute diapers to families in need, pick up diaper donations, ensure enrollment and tracking documentation is prepared and submitted, and assist in keeping donations organized

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Send an updated professional resume, cover letter and contact information for two references to volunteers@iibuff.org
  • Interview with the Volunteer Coordinator
  • Participate in any follow-up interviews as requested
  • Attend an orientation session
  • Undergo a background check
  • Provide proof of full vaccination for COVID-19
Tuesday
01/03/23

Honors College Greiner Hall Living Learning Community 2023-2024

Posted by Tim on January 3, 2023 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Honors Program Announcements

The Honors College Sophomore LLC provides the experience of a diverse community of gifted scholars living in the same area in Greiner Hall on North Campus. Exclusively for sophomore Honors scholars, this unique experience allows for Honors College students to further develop their leadership skills with their peers.

Expectations of membership:

  • Participate as an Honors College Ambassador and/or Honors College Peer Mentor (honors.buffalo.edu/students)
  • As a group, plan and facilitate 1-2 student-centered programs for the Honors College each semester
  • Attend one Honors College Faculty Fellow talk (held in Greiner Hall) in fall and/or spring

*If interested, complete the supplemental questions on the Greiner Hall general housing application

Tuesday
01/03/23

US Department of Energy Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) Technology Commercialization Summer Internship Program

Posted by Tim on January 3, 2023 in Honors Experiences, Internships

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Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) Technology Commercialization Internship Program

Internships are for undergraduate students pursuing a degree in science, technology, mathematics, engineering, or business with an interest in entrepreneurship and technology commercialization.

  • Stipends: $850 per week
  • Virtual Internships hosted by U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory – no relocation required
  • In-person closing ceremony at a national laboratory.  Travel arrangements and reimbursement will be provided.
  • Internships will be for 10-12 consecutive weeks beginning on or about June 1, 2023. Alternate dates may be considered depending on your class schedules and facility schedules.

Can’t wait to get started?  You can find full details about this opportunity and work on your application through Zintellect.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2023, 8:00 AM EST

Please share this information with others at your university!

We look forward to receiving your application and are happy to answer whatever questions you may have.

Questions:

Visit https://orise.orau.gov/ott-internships/ or contact us at OTT-Internships@orise.orau.gov.

Tuesday
01/03/23

Apply to be an HON 102 Colloquium Teaching Assistant! Deadline to apply is March 1, Info Session February 9

Posted by Tim on January 3, 2023 in Honors Experiences, Teaching Opportunities

Applications for spring 2024 Honors Colloquium Teaching Assistants are now open! Deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at noon.

A virtual information session will be held on Thursday, February 9th from 3:00-3:45pm to provide more information and answer your questions.

RSVP for the information session here: https://forms.gle/nHYC6kzUSmodmgu96. Zoom details will be sent the morning of February 9th.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain teaching and leadership skills while completing up to five Honors College experience credits! Spring 2024 HON 102: Honors Colloquium will again consist of approximately 16-18 sections (with roughly 20-24 students in each), led by an upper-class Honors Colloquium Teaching Assistant.  The course will continue to provide an opportunity for students to delve into the city of Buffalo through research, community engagement, and small group projects. TAs will enroll in a one credit hour training course in the fall semester (first-time TAs will also complete a digital badge for an additional Honors experience credit), and earn three credits for teaching their section in the spring semester.

Teaching Assistant Minimum Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of HON 102: Freshmen Honors Colloquium with an A- or better.
  • Good standing in the Honors College.
  • Be able to enroll in HON 495 in fall 2023 (one credit – Pass/Fail) and spring 2024 (three credits – Pass/Fail).
  • Have completed at least 60 academic credit hours by the end of summer 2023 (this includes AP, IB, and transfer work).
  • Be available to facilitate one section of HON 102 in the spring 2024 semester.

For information and to complete an application visit: https://honors.buffalo.edu/curriculum/colloquium/ta-application.php

Friday
12/09/22

UB Behavioral Medicine Seeks Undergraduate Research Assistants

Posted by Tim on December 9, 2022 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities

The Division of Behavioral Medicine at the University of Buffalo and ECMC is looking for 3-4 undergraduate students to assist a new study on intermittent fasting and food preferences.  The Behavioral Medicine lab is an active lab that conducts several laboratory, clinical and field studies to examine different factors that may lead to the development of pediatric obesity.  Responsibilities will include: assisting staff in material preparation, entering data, screening potential participants for inclusion in study, helping staff in the implementation of the study design and running participant appointments.  We are located on UB South Campus in Farber hall and all data collection would occur at the laboratory. We would ask all interested students to send a resume and complete questionnaire below ASAP, with interviews being scheduled by zoom/in person in the next 2 weeks.  Please email your resume and the attached questionnaire to Maia Homsi at maiahoms@buffalo.edu if interested.

Please fill out the Following information:

Full Name:

Name you would like to be called:

Email:

Phone Number:

Overall GPA:

Major GPA:

  1. What year are you in school?
  2. Do you have any prior research experience?  If so, with whom?
  3. What do you want to do when you graduate?
  4. How do you feel this research experience will benefit you?
  5. How would you describe your communication skills?
  6. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  7. What is your availability for the Spring/Summer semester?
  8. Are you interested in continuing to work in the Summer semester? What is your availability for this summer?
Friday
12/09/22

EAS 360 STEM Communications in Italy-Summer 2023

Posted by Tim on December 9, 2022 in Academics, General Education Requirements, Honors Experiences, Study Abroad

Take EAS 360 STEM Communications in Florence, Italy! This is a required course for Engineering and Computer Science majors, although this abroad section only will be open to any major and does cover the Communication Literacy 2 requirement.

Students will learn at LdM University in Florence, take walking tours of this historic city, visit an olive oil production facility in the Tuscan Hills and explore ancient cities such as Venice and Pisa.

For more information, visit:

https://buffalo-sa.terradotta.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgramAngular&id=11251

Friday
12/09/22

New Marketing Internship Opportunity with Sadie’s Relish startup

Posted by Tim on December 9, 2022 in Honors Experiences, Internships

New Marketing Internship Opportunity: Sadie’s Relish
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Sadie’s Relish, a WNY food startup, is seeking interns to support their growing business. If you are interested in learning how to build a brand, create content, flex and build your digital marketing skills this is the experience for you. INTERN REQUIREMENTS: 10-12 hours per week. In total, interns must complete a minimum of 150 hours over the course of the semester, in order to receive 3 credit hours.
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Tuesday
12/06/22

InFLOW 2023

Posted by Tim on December 6, 2022 in Honors Experiences

The New York Water Environment Association (NYWEA) presents the Introducing Future Leaders to Opportunities in Water (In­ FLOW) program for 2023. The program’s aim is to enhance diversity and inclusion in the water work force by engaging scholars from under­ represented demographics in NYWEA programs and conferences to increase their interest in and awareness of opportunities of work in the water sector, to increase probabilities for employment, and to aid long­ term success in the sector. This scholarship program is modeled after the Water Environment Federation (WEF)’s InFLOW Program, which consists of two tracks: STEMPath and CareerTech.

Participation in the InFLOW program will include:
• Introduction to water sector careers;
• An assigned mentor to guide each scholar through the program; • Opportunities to network with water professionals across New York state;
• Complimentary registration for the NYWEA 95th Annual Con­ference at the NYC Marriott Marquis in February or the Spring Technical Conference in Saratoga Springs, NY, in June;
• Site visit to a water resource recovery facility;
• Complimentary NYWEA and WEF student membership for 1 year; and
•Stipend for participation in the program.

This program is an excellent opportunity for students to meet potential employers, network with water/wastewater professionals across the state, learn about NYWEA student scholarship opportunities and ex­ plore different career paths within the water sector.

STEMPath

STEMPath invites promising college and university students from his­ torically underrepresented groups in environmental programs to attend New York’s largest water quality conference, the NYWEA Annual Meet­ ing in New York City each February.

CareerTech

CareerTech partners with community­based organizations to expose scholars in job readiness programs to the variety of rewarding career possibilities in water quality.

If you know students that would be a good fit for the STEMPath program and would be interested in learning more about careers in the Water/ Wastewater sector or the science of water quality, please email info@ nywea.org with their contact information for the February 2023 InFLOW Program!

NYWEA is a nonprofit, educational organization of over 2,500 water quality professionals representing diverse specialties, all working to enhance water quality and protect water resources. Learn more at NYWEA.org.