Weekend Job Board: December 14

The Summer Affirmative Action Internship Program (SAAIP) is one of many internship programs offered by the state of Wisconsin. The Office of State Employment Relations (OSER), Division of Affirmative Action (DAA) administers the SAAIP and provides racial/ethnic minorities, female students and students with disabilities an opportunity to work in a professional work environment within Wisconsin state government. The SAAIP provides students with valuable work experience and training in various branches of state government.

To be eligible to participate in the SAAIP, you must meet the following:

  • You must be a full-time Wisconsin student enrolled at a college/university or enrolled in a vocational/technical school program in the State of Wisconsin;
  • You must be a sophomore, junior, senior or graduate standing in the fall 2013, or have completed one-year of a two-year or better Technical College program.

Note: Students attending college out-of-state are eligible if they are residents of Wisconsin. International students should contact their advisors for program eligibility.

Application deadline is March 1, 2013. Applications received after March 1, 2013 will be accepted and considered only for hard-to-fill positions. A review of your SAAIP application will be conducted and matched with available internship positions.

If you are interested in applying for a SAAIP internship, please scan a printable copy of the SAAIP application, a copy of your resume, area of study and student status verification form to: OSERDAA@wi.gov. For your convenience, a copy of the 2013 SAAIP application is available at: http://oser.state.wi.us/category.asp?linkcatid=342&linkid=28

Or send a hardcopy of the SAAIP application with your resume to: Delores Butler, OSER/Division of Affirmative Action, 101 East. Wilson St., 4th Floor, Madison, WI 53707-7855.


The Church Lab (Department of Genetics) at Harvard Medical School is offering paid, 10-week summer undergraduate research internships for underrepresented students interested in research careers in genome sciences. Research Interns will participate in a variety of projects with the Center for Causal Consequences Variation (CCV), a Center for Excellence in Genomic Science (CEGS), focused on the development of cutting edge methods for genomics that hold promise for significantly advancing biological and medical research.  The CCV is funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health, and funding for these internships is through the Diversity Action Plan  (formerly Minority Action Plan) of the CCV.

The summer program provides unique opportunities to gain research experience in the following areas of genome science research:

  • Molecular Biology
  • Computational Biology
  • Genetics and Development
  • Cellular Biology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biotechnology
  • Biophysics
  • High Throughput Sequencing
  • and other areas of bioengineering and the biological sciences

By participating in CCV summer internships, students will gain a broader knowledge of genomics and the biological sciences, and experience outstanding scientific research. Research Interns will have the opportunity to:

  • Work closely with scientists, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students
  • Work on a supervised independent project with a mentor
  • Attend lab meetings, analyze, and discuss recent literature related to their research
  • Attend seminars given by scientists and researchers from Harvard, MIT, the Broad Institute, and other research institutions
  • Present research to other students, scientists, and mentors
  • Participate in academic, social, and professional development programs

Duration:  10-week internships will begin in mid-June 2013 (exact date TBD).  All interns are expected to devote 40 hours per week. Housing:  Undergraduate interns who are not residents of the metropolitan Boston area will receive assistance in securing housing in the vicinity of the Medical School. Stipend:  $4,000

Eligibility:  Undergraduate applicants must be enrolled in a four-year degree granting college or university. Students who have an academic record of marked distinction and who have an interest in research careers in the biological and genomic sciences are encouraged to apply. Students who have finished their sophomore or junior years, and seniors who will not have yet earned their bachelor’s degrees by the start of the summer program, are eligible for the program.  Please note that students must be either U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents (green card holder) from an underrepresented minority group.  (Click here for NIH guidelines on which minority groups are considered underrepresented in the biological and biomedical sciences.)

Application Requirements:  Application form (PDFMS Word), official college transcript, research statement, and two letters of recommendation from professors or other college/university instructors of related science courses in which the applicant has been enrolled.  The research statement should directly answer why you are considering the summer internship and how it fits into your current and future academic, research, and career plans.  Please also discuss any research or related work you have been involved in which will benefit you as a summer intern at Harvard.

Deadline:  For full consideration, applicants should submit their complete applications, including letters of reference, by Friday, March 15, 2013.


The Provost’s Office is especially pleased to announce that scholarships and fellowships are available to encourage and support that work. Note that in some cases the faculty/staff mentor may also receive funds to support the collaborative research effort. Application forms are available at the websites listed below. Questions may be directed to Julie Stubbs, Director of the Undergraduate Academic Awards Office (B111 Washburn Observatory, 265-2428, awards@provost.wisc.edu).

HOLSTROM ENVIRONMENTAL SCHOLARSHIPS provide support for collaborative research between undergraduate students and faculty or research/instructional academic staff members. Each provides a grant of $3,000 to the student and $500 to the faculty/staff mentor to help offset research costs. At time of application mentors can ask for up to an additional $500 (up to $1,000 total) under the following exceptional circumstances: (1) the proposed project represents new or independent student research, (2) the lab receives no external grant support, or (3) the mentor plans to use the funds to send or accompany student on travel related to project. Students must have at least junior standing at the time of application. The Holstrom Scholarships require an environmental focus. The application deadline is February 13, 2013. Directions for accessing the on-line application, instructions and FAQs can be found at the UAA website. http://www.provost.wisc.edu/hilldale.htm

WISCONSIN IDEA UNDERGRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS are awarded to undergraduate students to develop and implement community-based research or service-learning projects that will meet a community identified need (local, national or international) under the supervision of a UW-Madison faculty or instructional academic staff member. Fellowships provide three (3) academic credits, a stipend of up to $3,000 to a student ($5,000 for a group of up to five students) and up to $2,000 to help offset project related costs. This year, as part of the “Year of Innovation,” American Family Insurance will fund 2 of these projects an additional $5,000 to extend the idea beyond the student’s completion of the project/graduation, by building in a way to sustain the work. Students must have at least sophomore standing at the time of application. The application deadline for 2013-14 fellowships is February 8, 2013. The on-line application, instructions and FAQs can be found on the Morgridge Center for Public Service website. http://morgridge.wisc.edu/programs/wif/index.html

UNIVERSITY BOOK STORE ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARDS provide $1,000 to undergraduate students who have distinguished themselves by completing outstanding projects, such as a senior thesis, at UW-Madison. Students must be enrolled in a degree program during the 2012-13 academic year (December 2012 graduates may apply). Applications are due March 25, 2013. Directions for accessing the on-line application can be found at the UAA website. http://www.provost.wisc.edu/university-bookstore.htm


National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) Internship ProgramThe NACA® Internship Program will engage students outside their campuses and NACA events, provide experiential opportunities in business and college settings, and develop meaningful personal and business networks among all parties. The Summer Internships can last up to 12 weeks from mid-May to August. Organizations that host an intern will provide hands-on experience in the fields of student affairs, business management or entertainment.

  • An undergraduate student who is a rising junior or senior with interest in a student affairs, business management or entertainment industry career
    Submit Application and Résumé: November 1, 2012-January 10, 2013
  • All Internships applicants must complete an online application, and upload résumé along with submitting a $25 non-refundable application fee. The fee allows applicants to apply for as many positions as they desire.

Oshkosh Placement Exchange (OPE): For the past 33 years, the Oshkosh Placement Exchange has provided and efficient means for college and university employers to meet and interview candidates from across the country.  Most employers interview for entry level and/or graduate assistant residence hall positions, however, some post master’s degree positions are also listed.  One may also find limited Student Activities, Programming, Leadership Development or Greek Affairs positions.  Let our expertise and commitment to service aid you in your search at the 34th Annual Oshkosh Placement Exchange.

  • The 2013 Oshkosh Placement Exchange will be held February 28 – March 3, 2013.
  • Registration for both candidates and employers for OPE 2013 will open on October 1, 2012 at 8am CDT!

Southern Placement Exchange (SPE)We provide an affordable interviewing experience for everyone.  Once again, all of the sponsoring organizations would like to recognize the staff at The University of Memphis. Early registration ends Friday January 18, 2013.  After that date the candidate fee will increase from $40 to $50 and the employer option 1 and 2 registration fee will increase by $50.  Online registrations end for Employers and Candidates on Monday February 18, 2013.  Everything after that date will occur on-site in Memphis.

The Placement ExchangeWhether it is your first job in student affairs, or your next step up the organizational ladder, your search for a new and exciting future begins here. The Placement Exchange strives to be your definitive resource for the student affairs job placement process. With dynamic, online information as well as powerful networking opportunities and a first-class job placement event, The Placement Exchange is dedicated to helping candidates find that perfect job, and helping institutions find that perfect hire. Founded in 2006, the strength of The Placement Exchange comes from the combined resources of its partner associations.


The Madison Metropolitan School District is currently taking applications for a variety of positions. Visit www.mmsd.org to view all open positions, full job descriptions, and to complete an application. The MMSD seeks to attract and retain candidates who reflect the diversity of our community.  MMSD is now accepting applications for 2013-14 teachers (all certification areas) and professional support staff. Apply now for early consideration.  In some high-need areas, they will be conducting early hire interviews & offering “early hire” contracts for next school year:

  • Bilingual Library Media Specialist / REACH Teacher (Salary based on education & years of experience)
  • Grant Developer (Annual Starting Salary: $62.424.70 to $78,282.88)
  • Food Service Worker (Memorial High School, 10 hours/week) ($13.85 / hour)

Questions? Comments? Contact Shauna Sendelbach at 608-663-1743 or srsendelbach@madison.k12.wi.us¿Prefiere recibir ayuda en español? Puede comunicarse con Isabel Simonetti al teléfono 608-663-1796 o a su correo electrónico isimonetti@madison.k12.wi.us.


Foundations Relations Manager, Interfaith Youth Corps (Chicago, IL). IFYC is seeking a foundations relations manager to further develop and execute on organizational strategy to grow year-over-year funding relationships with corporate and private foundations. The successful candidate will be a social entrepreneur, adept at building and maintaining relationships with key foundation personnel, writing high quality grant proposals and reports for both general operating and programmatic grants, and developing grant budgets. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Write, review, and revise high-quality grant proposal narratives, applications, and supporting documents in consultation with finance, program, and executive staff
  • Adapt writing style, content, and tone with regard to donor interests, values and relationships
  • Manage the proposal submission process to ensure timely submission of all required materials
  • Oversee grant proposal calendar/tracking
  • Prepare and manage grant budgets in collaboration with Accounting Manager
  • Research prospective foundation and corporate donors, work within the team context to recommend individual and public sector funders, explore corporate sponsorship opportunities
  • Cultivate strong relationships with grant administrators, particularly foundation/corporate prospects/donors; coordinate site visits and one-on-one communications with donors
  • Track solicitation and giving actions in the donor database and through other tracking processes
  • Coordinate with development associate to organize and gather appropriate program and outcomes information, facts, stories, and photos to write and develop grant proposals, communication and collateral materials
  • Coordinate with development associate and program staff to manage grant award requirements, such as progress reports


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • 5+ years’ experience and demonstrated success in foundation relations, especially with grant proposal writing and personalized donor cultivation
  • Strong commitment to IFYC’s mission of making interfaith cooperation a social norm and experience with interfaith or religious foundations or programs preferred.
  • Ability to communicate convincingly through the written word.
  • Proven ability to translate highly technical information and concepts into easily readable language.
  • Knowledge of local and national foundation network.
  • Excellent verbal and presentation skills, with strong competence in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook).
  • Ability to gain confidence of high-level foundation prospects
  • Experience with donor databases, knowledge and experience with eTapestry is a plus
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds, with appropriate use of business vocabulary, tact, discretion and judgment
  • Exceptional organizational skills, creativity, self-motivation, and attention to detail
  • Research, data-collection prioritization, and time-management skills
  • Ability to work with a collaborative team and individually on a projects that require relative autonomy
  • Ability to operate with purpose, urgency, and accuracy in a deadline-driven environment, balancing various short-term and ongoing projects

Compensation: IFYC offers a competitive nonprofit salary commensurate with candidate’s qualifications and experience, and provides an excellent suite of benefits. Application Instructions: Please send a cover letter and resume to opportunities@ifyc.org; include “foundation relations manager” in subject line. Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Weekend Job Board: December 7

The Multicultural Student Center is hiring a full-time Social Justice Education Specialist! We’re looking for someone to develop workshops and plan programs. This position reports to the Associate Director of the MSC and serves-as the primary facilitator/trainer of the Institute for Justice Education and Transformation (IJET). IJET is a curriculum-based initiative housed within the UW-Madison Multicultural Student Center. As a social justice educator on the staff of the MSC the principal duties of the position revolve around being a campus resource for social justice information, community building, program planning, assessment, and demonstrating commitment to the organizational success of both the MSC and the Division of Student Life.

Degree and area of specialization: Bachelor’s (Master’s Preferred). Acceptable degree areas: Social Justice Education, Cultural/Ethnic /Area Studies, Student Affairs/Higher Education or closely related area.

Minimum number of years and type of experience*: The successful candidate must (a) have a minimum of 2-3 years of direct work within diverse people of color and/or student communities; designing, organizing and facilitating workshops or training and (b) exhibit a history of and commitment to creating a more socially just world; particularly around the intersections of racial justice with social justice issues concerning ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, environment, etc. *Note: may be established by a combination of professional, para-professional or other substantively related practical experience.

For full description of responsibilities, visit: http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_075190.html

Applications should include a current resume or vita and a cover letter. Your cover letter must explicitly detail how you meet the minimum number of years/experience for this position; your competence in the basic skills required for this position and which preferred skills/experience you would bring to this position.

Submit applications by January 21 to Diane Steele (dsteele@studentlife.wisc.edu) Human Resources Manager, Division of Student Life, 70 Bascom Hall 500 Lincoln Dr Madison, WI 53706. Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged.


ACLU Wisconsin is hiring a Communications Director: The Communications Director will exhibit excellent communication skills; supervise a communications assistant, interns and volunteers; and maintain a communications infrastructure for media relations and member engagement.  This position reports to the Executive Director and is a part of the senior staff team. The position is based in Madison, Wisconsin and will require regular travel to Milwaukee with some travel statewide.

To Apply: Please submit a resume, short business writing sample (no academic papers, please, and no more than three pages), and a brief cover letter describing your interest in the position to jobs@aclu-wi.org. Applications will be reviewed as received.  Candidates are encouraged to apply immediately; initial interviews will be conducted starting December 17th.


The Center for First Year Experience is Hiring Student Leaders:
The Center for the First-Year Experience (CFYE) invites UW-Madison students to apply to be a New Student Leader (NSL), Orientation Assistant (OA), Transfer Ambassador (TA), or CP 125 Peer Leader. Serving in a leadership position rewards students with experience and skills that will enhance career and personal development. Each position plays a critical role in the success of University of Wisconsin-Madison’s first-year experience, including Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR), Wisconsin Welcome, Transfer Transition Program, and first-year seminars.  Candidates are selected based on leadership potential, communication skills, experience, interest in working with a diverse student body, and commitment to helping first-year students get connected to UW-Madison.  Applications are found online and due Friday, December 16 at Noon.


Urban Prep Fellow Program:
In Chicago, just one in forty African-American boys in public schools earns a college degree by age 25. But for three years in a row at Urban Prep Academies, the nation’s first network of all-male charter public high schools, 100% of seniors have gained admission to attend four-year colleges and universities.  Apply to join the Urban Prep Fellows Program, a distinctive full-time, one-year service fellowship opportunity for recent college graduates.  Urban Prep Fellows augment and support regular classroom learning by building bonds with students through academic and personal advising, managing after-school activities, communicating with families, and leading a small-group seminar course. During their service year, fellows are provided with housing, transportation, health and dental insurance, and a monthly living stipend.

Learn more about Urban Prep by viewing this short video, visiting the Urban Prep Fellows website at http://www.UrbanPrep.org/fellows  or contacting the Fellows Program Director, Jacob Wertz, at jwertz@urbanprep.org or 312-276-0259 x1109.