The Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering (CMSE) is offering paid summer internships to undergraduate students. Interns will provide support for CMSE's pre-college summer camps / programs and for its pre-freshman program. The purpose of the CMSE Summer Internship Program is to facilitate learning and work opportunities outside of the classroom to undergraduate students. Students will be hired to serve as mentors, instructors, and program assistants; positions vary depending on the needs of the program.

The requirements of the program for each intern are:

  • Participate in all orientation and training provided by the program
  • Be available to work hours required by each program (hours vary)
  • Evening and weekend work may be required
  • Write a final reflection paper which is due at the end of the summer programs (dates vary)
  • Participate in the CMSE Summer Internship Closing Program which includes a final group presentation (date TBD)
  • Each program has separate job description with duties and responsibilities

The programs that are hiring for this summer are listed below. Each program has a separate application. All applications will be available March 29, 2021.

Virtual SeaPerch Team Member Job Qualifications and Requirements - Remote

To Apply for a Virtual SeaPerch/VPerch Summer Internship - Remote CLICK HERE.

  • Demonstrated experience working with 8th, 9th, 10th or 11th-grade students and experience with Seaperch, preferred and is not required
  • Ability to teach and lead workshops that focus on programming, team building, electricity, propulsion, structures, buoyancy, and other science, engineering, technology, and math concepts
  • Excellent character, integrity, interpersonal skills, flexibility, and adaptability
  • Ability to communicate and work with a variety of age and skill levels
  • The desire and ability to work in a cooperative, team-oriented atmosphere
  • Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self-control
  • Available June 3 – August 9, 2021 – 4 hours per day minimum
  • Completed one year of college, at least 18 years of age
  • Current undergraduate student majoring in engineering, science, mathematics
  • Complete an online application. Provide a cover letter and a resume as a part of the application process.
  • Persons selected for an interview will participate in an on-line interview.
  • Have access to Wi-Fi, internet, a laptop or desktop (audio and video) to use during the course of the internship
  • Be available to come to campus to pick-up supplies and materials to use during training and during the camp

Duties and Responsibilities (Remote)

  • Serve as an instructor, mentor, and chaperone for all camp activities during the program on-line using an on-line platform
  • Attend all meetings, activities, orientations, parent meetings (4 evenings - parent
  • meetings) and class sessions via an on-line platform)
  • Participate in online training for SeaPerch and in all camp preparation activities
  • Work with teammate(s) to develop four (4) 1-week virtual programs. Three of the 1-week programs will contain a similar curriculum for middle school students, one of the 1-week programs, for high school students, will have a varied curriculum. The programs will be held as outlined on the SeaPerch website. The fourth is to be developed and the date is forthcoming.
  • Provide instruction on the various engineering concepts that will be used in the virtual design and build of a VPerch via hands-on workshops:  buoyancy, electricity, propulsion, motors, micro-controllers, relays.
  • Teach students about the engineering mind-set, as well as how the various engineering concepts relate the the SeaPerch/VPerch and ultimately to various engineering majors.
  • Develop camp activities 
  • Review previous camp activities to include reviewing the build of the Seaperch via YouTube
  • Create the curriculum for the build of VPerch 
  • Test all hands-on activities prior to the camp (you will receive the materials to test out the hands-on activities). These activities are a part of the Engineering concepts lessons
  • Participate in weekly camp development updates with the camp director
  • Participate in all set-up and break-down activities (virtual)
  • Participate in CMSE Summer Internship Closing Program (Date TBD)
  • Write a final paper evaluating and discussing your experiences in the program (Date TBD)

 

ESTEEM/SER-Quest - Program Assistant (Remote position)

You may apply here

 The Program Assistant is responsible for working with the Program Coordinator on day-to-day tasks related to the virtual program. Some tasks include scheduling, planning, presenting, program evaluation, data collection, leading workshops, etc. This position is virtual.

Responsibilities

  • Participate in all training and staff meetings both before and during the ESTEEM/SER-Quest Program. 
  • Attend all program hallmark events (orientation program, closing program, research symposium, test-taking strategies workshop, and CMSE internship closing, and any other meetings/events as necessary).
  • Supervise students during the weekday and weekend activities.
  • Support student participants as they complete a research project during the program.
  • Enforce all policies and procedures of UM as well as all-local, federal, and state laws.
  • Attend workshops and informational sessions and supervise students.
  • Respond to all requests and emergencies during duty hours.
  • Attend and participate in daily staff meetings.
  • Collect participant data
  • Create program presentation for Closing Presentation.
  • Participate in CMSE Internship related activities. 
  • Write a final paper evaluating and discussing your experiences in the program (Date TBD)
  • Additional administrative responsibilities and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Rising junior, senior, or recent graduate of good academic standing.
  • Pass an MD State run background check.
  • Complete an online application. Provide a resume as a part of the application process.
  • Persons selected for an interview will participate in an on-line interview.
  • Have access to Wi-Fi, internet, and a working computer.
  • Experience working in an online environment.
  • Experience working with students of diverse backgrounds.
  • Must be friendly and enjoy working with people.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Strong organizational and written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Be highly motivated, reliable, and accurate in performing everyday tasks.
  • Demonstrate initiative and work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Technically proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other computer software applications.
  • Preferred: Completed ENES 100 with a B or higher 

 

LSAMP Bridge Mentor Position (approx 4 positions): APPLY HERE
For the 2021 cohort, Bridge Mentors will work the summer and the 2021-2022 academic year.
Summer component will be REMOTE
Qualifications:
  • Good academic standing with at least a 3.0 GPA.
  • Available to attend orientation.
  • Available to attend all applicable lectures/workshops and facilitate all SI sessions.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience working with students of diverse backgrounds.
  • Must be friendly and enjoy working with people.

Specific Qualifications by Course:

  • CHEM135 Mentor: Must have completed CHEM 135 with a B or higher (or equivalent CHEM course).
  • MATH115 & MATH140 Mentor: Must have completed MATH140 & 141 (up to 241 preferred) with a B or higher

Responsibilities: 

  • Attend MATH or CHEM lectures (summer only) with students .
  • Correspond regularly with course instructors
  • Plan and facilitate SI/study sessions (e.g. including creating agendas, preparing resources, using planned group work, collaborative activities, active learning strategies etc.)
  • Conduct monthly meetings with mentees through academic y
  • Attend and participate in weekly staff meetings
  • Encourage community involvement among students
  • Additional administrative responsibilities and other  duties as assigned

LSAMP Bridge Program Assistant- REMOTE  (SUMMER ONLY): APPLY HERE

Qualifications:

  • Good academic standing with at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Rising junior, senior, or recent graduate
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Strong organizational and written and verbal communication skills
  • Be highly motivated, reliable, and accurate in performing everyday tasks
  • Rising junior, senior, or recent graduate
  • Demonstrate initiative and work both independently and collaboratively
  • Technically proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and other computer software applications
  • Preferred: LSAMP Summer Bridge Program alumnus

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the planning and execution of Bridge events and other programing as needed
  • Assist and participate in Summer Bridge staff orientation and training.
  • Organize, facilitate, and supervise the Bridge Program opening and closing ceremonies
  • Readily available for tasks given by the program coordinator and any readjustments that need to be made
  • Aid in constructing ideas for student engagement 
  • Aid in program/ event planning and organization
  • Proofread and maintain files and documentation
  • Work 10-15 hours/ week
  • Communicate efficient ideas with Program Coordinator
  • Email companies and organizations to assemble community events
  • Maintain schedule of events, tasks, and meetings 

Contact Information

Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering
Email: cmse@umd.edu
 

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