Friday, January 25, 2008

SACP Summer 2008 Internship: Carnegie Science Center

When: Summer 2008
Hours: 30 hours/week, incl. one weekend day and occasional evenings
Eligibility: senior chem/chem ed majors
Where: Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh (next to Heinz Field)

What: This chemistry internship at Carnegie Science Center is a truly unique experience. It provides the basic opportunity for students of chemistry to demonstrate their excitement for science while honing interpersonal and public speaking skills. This internship is ideal for a student of chemistry who may be considering science education as a career. You'll be responsible for the following:
* presenting science demonstrations to visitors of various ages in the Science Theaters; preparing the materials, conducting the activities, etc.
* supervising and maintaining the chemistry prep room; maintaining chemical inventory
* assisting theater presenters in prepping chemicals, props, equipment, and supplies for science demonstration programs
* conducting research in preparation for future science demonstration programs; must prepare a final report and submit to the Carnegie Science Center and Internship Advisor
* mastering the presentation of three or more large-audience science demonstration programs
* upholding our commitment to customer service, our mission to provide science education and inspiration, and our commitment to respecting diversity

* not responsible for administering first aid or CPR
* must attend all staff trainings as scheduled
* must demonstrate proficiency in all areas before working independently, including cryogenics and flammables

Contact (Intern Supervisor):
* Aimee Kampbell (412) 237-1645
* Mike Hennessy (412) 237-3307

The Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP) will sponsor two internships during the summer of 2008. Chemistry, chemistry education or biochemistry majors who are currently juniors are eligible for the program. Senior chemistry majors who plan to pursue graduate studies in the fall of 2008 may also apply. Internships are tentatively available at the following company and institution:
* Carnegie Science Center (this post)
* PPG Industries (next posting) at the Coatings Innovation Center

Both internships are for approximately three months, with a monthly stipend of $1000.

Pleas submit:
1. a letter expressing your interests in chemistry
2. your first and second preferences for the location of your internship (Carnegie Science Center or PPG)
3. a letter of recommendation from your chemistry professor and/or chemistry advisor
4. a current transcript (does not have to be official)
5. current school and home addresses and telephone numbers

Send to:
Summer Internship Program
Suite 332
300 Penn Center Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15235-5503

DEADLINE: March 1, 2008

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