Canada and the United States have taken distinct paths in healthcare reform. Canada has embraced a publicly funded, single-payer system, while the US employs a mixed system with a blend of private and public elements. Join this team to learn about healthcare systems in the US and Canada and volunteer with various non-profit organizations that provide support and resources to reduce health inequity in Canada.
On this alternative break trip, students will explore how they can be and what it means to be more civically engaged. Participants will learn about critical challenges facing our nation, interact with community leaders, and perform short-term projects with community agencies that work to enact positive social change. Join this team to develop the skills and connections necessary to become lifelong active citizens.
Spring Break – LGBTQIA+ Rights, Buffalo, NY (March 18 – 22, 2024) *Free*
The LGBTQIA+ rights movement in the USA has encountered numerous challenges in its quest for fundamental human rights. Transgender and non-binary individuals, especially those from marginalized communities, still experience higher levels of violence and bias. During this trip, participants will gain insight into the inequalities faced by LGBTQIA+ community members, and explore how legal changes, extensive education, cultural transformation, and advocacy, contribute to a global environment where every individual is treated equitably.
Spring Break – Criminal Justice Reform, Philadelphia, PA (March 17- 23, 2024)
The United States has the highest prison and jail population and the highest incarceration rate in the world. Participants on this trip will learn about the U.S. criminal justice system and areas in need of reform within the system. Team members will volunteer with and learn from community organizations in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and learn about disability rights, voting rights, and reentry, as well as racial, gender, and socio-economic disparities within the justice system.
**This opportunity is supported through a recent IITG Grant that invites SUNY students and faculty to engage in SDG Project Challenges. Students may connect projects with their own programs and departments or work independently with support of identified mentors and ELN staff. We are also seeking interested faculty to serve as mentors, recommend partners, and/or integrate projects into courses or programs of study. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your interest or questions.
Explore Buffalo is a nonprofit organization that offers walking, bike, bus, and boat tours of Buffalo and the surrounding areas. Explore Buffalo’s tours are led by volunteer docents, whom the staff and interns support by coordinating and promoting the tours.
Explore Buffalo is looking for an enthusiastic college intern for the Fall 2023 semester! This internship is a great match for students pursuing degrees in history, architecture, marketing, English, communications, Art History, education, and other fields.
We see students gain valuable skills in administrative coordination, project planning and project management, social media marketing, and interpersonal communication. Interns interact with every level of our organization, including staff, volunteers, board members, and community partners.
Intern projects and responsibilities are typically divided between office work and field work; some tasks can be done remotely. Intern projects for the Fall 2023 semester may include:
Supporting the fall tour season, which includes more than 100 tours per month
Supporting preparations and planning for Doors Open Buffalo in September 2023
Assisting with tours, including taking photos of tours for social media
Producing social media content
Research projects, including analyzing tour data
Other related duties to assist the Explore Buffalo staff
Current college student (must be 18 years of age or older)
Strong oral and written communication skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
Attention to detail
10-12 hours per week, with flexible scheduling
Must have reliable transportation
Fall 2023 Internship:
September 11 – December 8 (approximate)
Application Deadline: August 25, 2023
Potential interns will be asked to come to Explore Buffalo’s office for an interview after submitting their application.
To Apply: Please send an email with a few sentences on why you’d like to be an intern with Explore Buffalo, with your resume attached, to Brad Hahn, Executive Director, at email@example.com
The Child Health and Behavior Lab (HABLAB) at the University of Buffalo is looking for undergraduate students to assist with research studies in Fall 2023 and Spring 2024. These research experiences would be under the leadership of Dr. Stephanie Anzman-Frasca, who conducts laboratory- and community-based studies in the area of children’s eating behavior and obesity prevention. More information about Dr. Anzman-Frasca’s work is available here: https://medicine.buffalo.edu/faculty/profile.html?ubit=safrasca, and more information about HABLAB is available at http://ubhablab.weebly.com. You can also find HABLAB on social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) @ubhablab.
Responsibilities of student research assistants include: assisting with materials preparation, entering data, and helping staff in the implementation of the study design. It is anticipated that students will have the opportunity to work directly with study participants, including parents and children, in laboratory and/or community studies. We also anticipate many of our new research assistants contributing to coding of nutritional data for an ongoing study aiming to make healthy grocery shopping easier for families. Some nutrition experience (ex. coursework) is a plus for these positions, but is not required. All incoming research assistants must be able to commit to at least 135 hours of research over the semester (equates to about 10 hours per week), with preference given to students who can commit to at least two semesters. For students who spend multiple semesters on the team, independent research projects, conference presentations, and/or thesis projects may be possible.
You don’t need to have prior research experience or be an upperclassman to apply! Interested students can apply by submitting an application and a resumeto firstname.lastname@example.org, using “HABLAB student research assistant application 2023-2024” as the subject of the email. Applications may be downloaded at http://ubhablab.weebly.com/students. We are currently filling positions for Fall on a rolling basis, so if you are interested in Fall, please apply ASAP. Thanks!
The Gifted Math Program at UB will be hiring several instructional assistants for the 2023-24 school year, to start in September. GMP, in the Department of Learning and Instruction, is a program for students in 7th-12th grade who come to the University after school on Mondays and Wednesdays to take their math classes. We have 10 classes for 6 levels, each with a teacher and instructional assistant. Middle school students come from 4:05 to 6:25. High school students come from 6:35 to 8:55. More information can be found on our website: giftedmath.buffalo.edu<http://giftedmath.buffalo.edu>.
Candidates for instructional assistants would need to commit to a full year position. The primary role of the instructional assistant is to manage and grade homework. They attend class, help the teacher as needed, and have the option to work regularly at our Friday extra help Zoom sessions. The pay for undergraduate students starts at $15 per hour and increases each year. They work 5 hours per week in the classroom with additional grading or other hours. The experience is excellent for our student staff as a resume builder and as an opportunity to learn about teaching and working with young students. You will also learn some math, no matter what level you work at here.