Advertised Summary Job Description: The Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute is an interdisciplinary research institute at Columbia University focused on the brain and behavior. The BRAINYAC program (Brain Research Apprenticeships In New York At Columbia) is a mentored science research program for high school students run by the Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute. The program aims to introduce high school students to the academic scientific research environment, improve their science technical skills, and increase their understanding of science.
The BRAINYAC program seeks a Program Intern who will assist in running the BRAINYAC program and other educational outreach initiatives. The Program Intern plays a vital role in achieving the Zuckerman Institute's education and outreach programmatic goals.
Reporting to the Education Program Manager, the Program Intern will: *coordinate and assist in running the BRAINYAC training sessions and related activities, *serve as a resource for current BRAINYAC students *attend and participate in key BRAINYAC staff meetings *serve as a positive role model for BRAINYAC scholars *participate in and complete all other duties as assigned.
The Program Intern will work both independently and as part of a team with the Education Program Manager, the Director of Governance, Research Support, and Outreach, and the BRAINYAC instructor. The Intern will understand and abide by all Columbia University policies, including confidentiality and protection of minors policies.
The Program Intern will work between 10-20 hours per week depending on the specific tasks assigned. Intern must be able to commit to working Saturday mornings during the spring, with additional hours scheduled flexibly during the week. This position will last approximately 3 months.
General Minimum Qualifications: At least two years of High School experience. Willing to learn and share information about Zuckerman Institute education and outreach programs initiatives. Good interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated leadership potential with strong organizational skills. Must be self-motivated with a positive attitude.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It... seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.