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Science Career Digest: December 16, 2011

SCIENCE CAREER DIGEST: December 16, 2011

TOPICS INCLUDE:

1.) Biomedical Research – Novartis – Summer
2.) Donald J. Cohen Fellowship in Developmental Social Neuroscience
3.) NanoJapan – International Research Experience for Undergraduates – Summer
4.) Harvard Med School – Clinical and Translational Research Program – Summer
5.) Knowles Science & Mathematics Teaching Fellowship
6.) GERMANY – Research Internships in Science & Engineering
7.) Mass Media Science &Engineering Fellows Program
8.) Science Writing Internships
9.) Internship & Fellowships in Science via USA.gov FOR SCIENCE
10.) Undergraduate Summer Fellowship in Vision Science

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 1.) Biomedical Research – Novartis – Summer
A paid, 40-hour per week program, interns work on their own project under the guidance of a Novartis Institute of Biomedical Research (NIBR) scientist, learn new experimental protocols and techniques; gain experience in designing and executing experiments; and analyze the data they produce. Interns also participate in journal clubs, weekly seminars and project discussions in group meetings.  http://nibr.com/careers/internships_ca.shtml
*DEADLINE:  JAN. 6

2.) Donald J. Cohen Fellowship in Developmental Social Neuroscience:
A 2-yr. program of training involving clinical and research experiences in a large prospective study of babies from birth to 36-months related to social cognition in infants at risk for autism at the Yale Child Study Center.
http://childstudycenter.yale.edu/autism/fellowship/neuroscience.aspx *DEADLINE:  JAN. 5

3.) NANOJAPAN – International Research Experience for Undergraduates – Summer
The program seeks to cultivate interest in nanotechnology among young U.S. undergraduate students – 1st and 2nd year students, especially those from underrepresented groups, and encourages graduate study and academic research in the physical sciences. The program offers structured research opportunities in Japanese university laboratories with Japanese mentors focused on the study of THz dynamics of nanostructures. For details, see  http://nanojapan.rice.edu. For questions please email nanojapan@rice.edu or call (713) 348-6362. *DEADLINE: JAN. 27

 4.) Harvard Med Research – CATALYST PROGRAM FOR  DIVERSITY:
The Summer Clinical and Translational Research Program is a paid 10-week mentored, summer research program designed to enrich the pipeline of college students’ understanding of and interest in pursuing clinical and/or translational research, as well as to increase underrepresented minority and disadvantaged college student exposure to clinical/translational research. This is an internship for undergraduate sophomores, juniors and seniors, and includes housing. http://www.mfdp.med.harvard.edu/Catalyst/CollegeStudents.html *DEADLINE:  FEB. 22

5.) Knowles Science & Mathematics Teaching Fellowship:
For graduating seniors in science, engineering or mathematics who are committed to teaching high school science and/or mathematics in U.S. schools. The fellowship supports them professionally and financially for up to five years through a teacher preparation program. http://www.kstf.org/programs/teaching.html   *DEADLINEJAN. 11

6.) GERMANY – Research Internships in Science and Engineering – 2 Programs:
RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) & RISE Professional (graduating seniors) combine serious research with a rewarding study abroad experience – targeted to students from the fields of engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, earth sciences (geology), and related disciplines. research projects at top research institutions (e.g., Max-Planck-Institutes) and universities in Germany. Students are paired with German Ph.D. students. Internships can last from one-and-a-half to six months.   www.daad.de/rise/en or email: rise@daad.de *DEADLINEJAN. 31

7.) Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program:
For Seniors – The 10-week summer program places students in science, engineering and mathematics students at media organizations nationwide. Fellows have worked as reporters, editors, researchers and production assistants at such media outlets as the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio, Sacramento Bee, and Scientific American. Participants come in knowing the importance of translating their work for the public.   http://www.aaas.org/programs/education/MassMedia/ *DEADLINEJAN. 15

8.) Science Writing Internships – Society for Science & the Public (SSP):
Interns (paid) work as full-time science writers under the guidance of Science News editors and writers. Former Science News interns have gone on to staff positions with the New York Times, the Washington Post, Science, Nature, Health, NOVA, Discover, Popular Science, U.S. News & World Report, Scientific American, ABC television, the Associated Press, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Science News, among others.  http://www.societyforscience.org/page.aspx?pid=362 *DEADLINE for Summer:  FEB. 2

9.) Internship & Fellowships in Science via USA.gov FOR SCIENCE:
An extensive list of links for undergraduate students.  http://www.science.gov/internships/undergrad.html

10.) Undergraduate Summer Fellowship Program in Vision Science
The Center for Visual Science at the University of Rochester invites Juniors interested in neuroscience, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, and biomedical science to apply to this fellowship which will cover travel and assist with on-campus housing expenses for non-local students and provide a stipend of $3,600 for a summer of continuous training in a faculty member’s lab. http://www.cvs.rochester.edu/ug_fellowship.html *DEADLINE:  JAN. 31

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