Tuesday, November 13, 2012

NAP Weekly Announcements - Fall 2012 - Week 10

Welcome to the final week of Fall Term 2012! We hope that everyone enjoyed the last day of classes and studies hard for their finals. Enjoy the holiday season and don't forget to check back with us for internships and other opportunities!

NAP's 40th Anniversary Closing Dinner
Tonight at 6 pm in Brace Commons, please RSVP and check out the Facebook event:

The Media and Communications Internship with First Peoples Worldwide 
A unique opportunity to support and participate in research that drives Indigenous policy and development. The intern will work closely with the First Peoples staff to design, organize, and develop web information and content that will contribute to our efforts to spur development and investment in Indigenous Peoples and communities. Responsibilities include: designing the presentation of online information and data, managing web content, and helping to create a multi-media component to the project. Interns will have the opportunity to have their articles published in major news outlets, gain experience in writing press releases and opinion editorials, do effective reporter outreach, and stage events.
The ideal candidate will have:

  • Excellent writing and communication skills, preferably experience reporting on issues for newspapers, journals, and other publications.
  • Experience with web and library research.
  • Basic-to-intermediate facility with spreadsheet software, web design, and blogging software.
  • Demonstrated experience in and passion for Indigenous issues--and for the importance of accurate information and analysis to guide decision-making.
  • Demonstrated interest and capability in synthesizing complex sets of data.
  • Coursework reflecting interest and knowledge in human rights, Indigenous issues, sustainable business practices, and environmental sustainability.
  • Experience working for development, Indigenous, environmental, or other sustainability-oriented organizations, as well as international experience, are a plus.
The work requires attention to detail and an ability to carefully and accurately document authoritative sources for all information gathered. Successful interns are comfortable contacting experts to track down data and other information. A curiosity about how Indigenous issues relate to social, political, and economic realities and a capacity to see connections across fields and specialties are critical.
To apply, send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to npelosi@firstpeoples.org with "First Peoples Intern" in the subject line. The recruitment process is open until positions are filled. Interns are unpaid. Schedules can be flexible, between 10-40 hours per week. Although we prefer interns to work onsite, we will consider the option of working remotely for the right candidate.

Four Directions Summer Research Program
A summer research opportunity at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) for undergraduate students with commitment to the health of Native American communities.  

The Four Directions Summer Research Program (FDSRP) will be celebrating its 20thAnniversary in 2013, and has brought nearly 160 students to Boston during this time.

Briefly, students are invited to join the program for 8 weeks to engage in basic, clinical or translational research projects under the supervision of BWH faculty advisors. At the end of the 8 weeks students will share their findings during a program ending research presentation day. 

As well as conducting research, students will also receive professional development training, meet faculty from across the hospital and medical school, and participate in social networking events.

FDSRP will cover students’ travel costs to and from Boston, provide housing free of charge, and give them a stipend for the summer.

The application deadline is February 13, 2013.  Review the 2013 Brochure and visit the program website at www.fdsrp.org for more information and to view the application. Students will be notified of their selection by March 8, 2013.

Please feel free to contact the program if you have any questions at FourDirections@partners.org or
call (617) 525-7646.

2013 Montgomery Summer Research Diversity Fellowship
Applications are now open for the 2013 Montgomery Summer Research Diversity Fellowship in Law and Social Science for Undergraduate Students. Since 1988, this program has introduced over 100 talented undergraduates from diverse backgrounds to the rewards and demands of graduate study in law and the social sciences.

Four summer research fellows will be selected to participate in this 8-week residential program in Chicago during Summer 2013. Students will be provided with a stipend in addition to transportation and housing costs being covered.

The attached poster contains more detailed information on the fellowship and how to apply. Applications are due by February 15, 2013.

Check out the Summer Research Diversity Fellowship on Facebook!
Summer Poster 2013