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Internship Opportunities:

Climate Science Center Intern

The Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University serves as the regional hub to address the interactive effects of climate across the full array of landscapes within the South Central region of the U.S., providing expertise for linking regional climate projections to soil processes, plant productivity, patterns of biodiversity, conservation initiatives, ecosystem services, water policy and planning, agricultural production, rural economic preparedness and the sustainability of natural and agroecosystem, and communicating with stakeholders to develop and apply this information to real world decision making and planning in the Southern Plains.

Intern tasks will include:

Candidate qualifications should include:

Position available for Summer 2014.  

For more information regarding Texas Tech CSC visit http://www.depts.ttu.edu/artsandsciences/csc/

Send resumes by April 21, 2014 to: Caleb Crow caleb.crow@ttu.edu

Texas Tech Alumni Association Seeking Intern

The Director of Multimedia & Communications at the Texas Tech Alumni Center is seeking a sharp, reliable student for a 15-20 hour per week internship. Preference is given to students who are interested in working for more than one semester.

This is a hands-on position with lots of responsibility. Interns leave with excellent job skills and resume material.

More details here: http://www.texastechalumni.org/s/1422/index.aspx?sid=1422&gid=1&pgid=689

To apply, submit an email/letter of interest and resume to Lisa Low (lisa.low@ttu.edu) beginning March 11, 2014, but no later than March 28, 2014. The selection process will begin immediately and a candidate may be selected before the deadline. 

Contact:
Lisa Du Bois Low
Director of Multimedia & Communications
Texas Tech Alumni Association

Paid Internships with Minority Access

Minority Access is seeking qualified candidates - undergraduate and graduate students - immediately to fill paid intern positions for Summer 2014. The internships are 10 weeks, beginning the first week of June.

Interested in students who are pursuing but not limited to the following disciplines:

All interested students must also submit the following documents and these documents can be uploaded at the time the resume is uploaded: updated resume, unofficial transcript, 1 reference letter and a 250 word essay, "why you should be selected as an intern". Resumes are limited to1page for undergraduate and 3 pages for graduate/professional students. All reference letters must be written on official company letterhead and signed.

We encourage students of other majors also to apply. All interested students may apply online at www.minorityaccess.org. Only completed applications will be considered. If you need to email any documents to complete the internship process, please email them to: interns@minorityaccess.org.

If you have already applied for an internship position, you do not need to apply again. We look forward to receiving your completed internship application and supporting documents.

If you have additional questions and/or concerns, please contact the internship department.

Email: interns@minorityaccess.org

Telephone: 301-779-7100

Texas Hunger Initiative, Summer VISTA Intern

The Texas Hunger Initiative works to ensure Texans have access to three meals a day and seven days a week by increasing benefits access and improving participation in Summer Meals to kids. The Lubbock office is hiring summer AmeriCorps VISTAs to help increase participation in the Summer Meals program. Benefits for your service are a monthly stipend, a $1175 education award, and a pool of resources for networking. For more information about the Texas Hunger Initiative, visit www.texashunger.org.

Please contact:

Grace Norman, Grace_Norman@baylor.edu

or Kelsey Hilton, Kelsey_Hilton@baylor.edu

Public Administration Intern Needed

Dr. Hamilton, director for the Public Administration Program is seeking an intern to assist in gathering data for a NASPAA accreditation process. While this is a non-paid internship, the research experience can be very beneficial to one seeking this type of experience. Interested students should:

Contact:
Dr. David Hamilton, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
806-834-7717
david.hamilton@ttu.edu

Undergraduate Research Opportunities: 

Undergraduate Research Assistant/Intern Needed in Environmental Toxicology

Part-time, undergraduate research assistant/intern positions available. Learn the basics of working in an active molecular biology/toxicology laboratory. Our research focuses on endangered marine vertebrate toxicology.

Responsibilities will include: properly storing and labeling chemicals, preparing reagents, cleaning labware, maintaining lab cleanliness and organization, receiving samples and maintaining sample inventory, assisting with projects as needed. Most duties will involve working in the laboratory but occasional desk work will also be required.

This is a great opportunity to gain experience working in a productive research laboratory. We are located at The Institute of Environmental and Human Health which is at The Reese Center in West Lubbock, about 15 minutes from the main TTU campus.

Start and end dates are flexible.

Contact:
Kimberly Smelker
kimberly.smelker@ttu.edu

Undergraduate Center Fellow in Science Policy and Law

The Center for Biodefense, Law and Public Policy has an opportunity for 1-2 undergraduate researchers to learn about science policy and law in the Center under the director, Professor Vickie Sutton, MPA, PhD, JD. Students will work with law students on projects relevant to the work of the Center.

Up to 10 hours/week at $10/hour.  
Start date 5/30/2014.

www.ttu.edu/biodefense

Contact:
Michele Thaetig, School of Law
michele.thaetig@ttu.edu

Undergraduate Research in Nutritional Sciences, Summer 2014

Focus is on onset and progression of metabolic disease in PCOS and methods of reversing the biochemical dysfunction. student must be able to work with animals and have interests in Biochemistry and medical applications. Computer knowledge is highly encouraged.

6-8 hrs/week at $8/hour

Preferred qualifications: basic chemistry and biochemistry classes, background in computer programming is a plus.

Contact:
Farbia Assadi-Porter,Research Associate Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences
fariba.assadi-porter@ttu.edu

Undergraduate Research in Applied Behavior Analysis

The Donaldson Lab conducts research in the area of Applied Behavior Analysis. We are currently conducting research related to classroom behavior management in kindergarten classrooms. This research involves observing and recording student behavior (using observational software on tablets and laptops), implementing experimental procedures to reduce disruptive behavior in the classroom, and measuring the effects of the procedures on classroom behavior. Students interested in volunteering in the Donaldson Lab would have the opportunity to learn new data collection techniques, collect real-time behavioral data in classrooms, receive training in study procedures, potentially implement study procedures, and learn to analyze behavioral data.

Sessions are conducted Monday through Friday from 8:40-10:40am and from 12:00-12:30pm at the school site.

Volunteers would need to be available at least 2 days per week for at least the morning sessions.

Contact:
Dr. Jeanne Donaldson, Assistant Professor, Special Education, Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership
jeanne.donaldson@ttu.edu

Lab Assistant Needed

A Laboratory Assistant is needed to assist with various projects. The position may begin immediately. We primarily work with plants and mycorrhizal fungi, and a majority of the work is molecular. Sterile culture techniques are also used routinely. Regular lab maintenance chores will be required. Variable hours per week may be required.

Position Requirements:

1. Experience with general laboratory techniques. Familiarity with molecular biology and sterile
techniques is preferred.
2. Ability to follow directions carefully.
3. Strong organizational and coordination skills, and ability to communicate effectively in English.
4. Ability to adhere to professional protocols.
5. Strong work ethic with keen attention to detail.
6. Ability to work independently and with others.

Pay:
Competitive. Based on technical skills.

Application:
Please submit to jyotsna.sharma@ttu.edu:

1. Half-page description of your eligibility for the position.
2. Curriculum vitae (please include GPA and previous laboratory experience).
3. Names, complete address, phone, and e-mail address of at least three references.
4. Copies of academic transcripts.

Gender, Sexuality, and Behavioral Health Lab Research Assistant

The Gender, Sexuality, and Behavioral Health Lab at TTU is seeking undergraduates to assist with research in the spring 2014 semester. Candidates are expected to have strong academic and extracurricular records.

Research Assistants will assist with data collection, running participants, gathering literature searches, and other tasks. Research in the lab focuses on substance use (especially use of anabolic steroids) and HIV testing behaviors.

Opportunities exist for undergraduates who work in the lab to complete senior projects, upon demonstration of strong research skills.

Contact:
Dr. Michael Parent, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
michael.parent@ttu.edu

Digital Humanities: Texas Tech is offering you an opportunity to literally make history

The Texas Manuscript Cultures archive is dedicated to preserving and promoting the culturally diverse hand-written social history of the peoples of Texas through digital access. We focus on documents that reveal the shape and nature of life in the land that is Texas. Our scope includes documents from all aspects of Texas lives, cultures, commerce, and history: political and religious manuscripts, personal letters and journals, drafts of essays and speeches, and more quotidian materials such as commonplace books, ranch records, household inventories, and receipts. Our partners are Texas historical societies, cultural preservation institutes, ranches, museums, scholars, and private and institutional collections. Through this collaboration, we will strengthen academic and public awareness of Texas manuscript cultures and build a strong foundation for digital humanities in Texas that protects the state's social and literary past for future generations.

The subject matter of the documents we are working with is truly interdisciplinary, and so we are looking for students from a variety of majors.
Students wishing to work with documents themselves should have a curiosity about the human condition, an eye for detail, and an investigative spirit.
Students wishing to work on our electronic interface and database should be familiar with humanities computing, in particular an ability to code in html, php, and/or css.
View more about the project here: http://writingstore.com/txmsc/

Contact:
Dr. Ann Hawkins, Professor of Bibliography, Department of English
ann.hawkins@ttu.edu

Study Abroad Opportunities: 

Landscape Architecture Semester Study Abroad in Italy-12 credit hours

Texas Tech's Landscape Architecture program will conduct studio during the Fall 2014 academic semester in Italy. The study abroad program will study and live at the Santa Chiara Study Center in the rural hill town of Castiglion Fiorentino.  The landscape setting offers the opportunity to experience a rural and urban landscape that is a blend of Etruscan, Greek, Roman, Medieval, Renaissance and contemporary expressions.  

The primary academic studio emphasis for the semester will focus on organization, form, and character of urban spaces such as piazzas and village courtyards.  You will develop a specific studio design solution for an urban space with tin the community of Castiglion Fiorentino, as well as the analysis of several urban Italian outdoor spaces.  

The program will be limited to a maximum of 12 total graduate and/or undergraduate students. 

Contact:
Dr. John Billing
Associate Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture
john.billing@ttu.edu

Study Political Science in Beautiful Seville, Spain

The Department of Political Science is offering 2 upper division courses in Seville, Spain for Summer II, 2014: POLS 3323, Legislation and POLS 3351, Judicial Process. Students may be able to substitute POLS 3323 for POLS 2302 (now offered mostly on-line) and POLS 3351 satisfies the social and behavioral science core requirements. For more information, view the flyer and/or program details at the Study Abroad webpage: http://bit.ly/1hXu8UF

Contact:
Dr. Timothy Nokken, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
timothy.nokken@ttu.edu

Study Music in Seville, Spain

Did you know that many of the greatest and most famous works of music are identified with the area in and around Seville? This is the home of the legendary Spanish lover Don Juan, the sultry cigarette maker Carmen, and the birthplace of flamenco, just to name a few.

Discover the world of Spanish art music from the Middle Ages through the 20th century, including major Spanish composers and traditional folk music, such as flamenco, zarzuela, and dances, as well as the works of non-Spanish composers inspired by Spain. The course will also include excursions to sites related to the course material, both in Seville and in other locations. The course content comes alive when students are "on location" and actually visit the places where great works of music and art took place and/or were produced.  Program open to all TTU students.

Course: MUHL 1308 Music of Spain (Fulfills a core VPA requirement)

Estimated program fee: $2820

Program fee includes:

Program dates:
June 27 - July 31, 2014

Contact:
Dr. Eric Fried, Associate Professor, School of Music
eric.fried@ttu.edu