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AMGEN Summer Scholars Research Program
February

Through the generous support of the Amgen Foundation, Columbia University and Barnard College now offer a summer research program to a select group of motivated undergraduate students who will benefit from the opportunity of hands-on biology related laboratory research. This is a chance to experience the joys of discovering something completely new while learning to overcome the challenges inherent in scientific research. Students work at Columbia University (either at the Morningside Heights campus or at the Medical Center campus) or Barnard College.  

 

The Amgen Scholars Program is competitive, with awards based on grades, recommendations, career plans, and previous experience. You may apply if you are a US citizen or permanent resident and currently a sophomore, junior, or non-graduating senior at a four-year college or university in the United States, Puerto Rico or other US territory. If you are a Columbia University or Barnard College undergraduate student and wish to be considered for the Amgen Scholars program, you should apply to the SURF program and you will automatically be considered for both programs.

No previous research experience is necessary and you do not need to be a biology major to apply. Students are expected to work full-time for the duration of the program, so participation is not compatible with attending summer school or working at another job.
 
The Amgen Scholars Program runs for ten weeks, beginning the Tuesday after Memorial Day. Once a week, students gather to hear a scientist describe his or her research, to hear about a peer's research, or to present their own research to the other Amgen Scholars. Concurrently, students work full-time (about 40 hours/week) on independent study projects under the guidance of a research scientist.
 
Amgen Scholars are required to write a short written report (due after the program ends) and present their findings orally to their peers. Columbia and Barnard students are required to present their work in poster format at a symposium, held the winter after the program.
 
Participants receive a stipend of $4000 and housing on the Morningside campus of Columbia University. In addition, all Amgen Scholars participate in the Amgen Scholars National Symposium in California.

Amgen
is a leading human therapeutics company in the biotechnology industry. For more than 25 years, the company has tapped the power of scientific discovery and innovation to advance the practice of medicine. Today, as a Fortune 500 company serving millions of patients, Amgen continues to be an entrepreneurial, science-driven enterprise dedicated to helping people fight serious illness.
 
For further information regarding the Amgen Scholars Program at Columbia University/Barnard College, contact Christina Panas amgen@biology.columbia.edu, 744 Mudd, 212-854-2262.
 
biology, biotechnology
Cal Tech Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
February

http://www.surf.caltech.edu/index.html

Caltech's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships program introduces students to research under the guidance of seasoned research mentors at Caltech and JPL. Students experience the process of research as a creative intellectual activity.

SURF is modeled on the grant-seeking process:

  • Students collaborate with potential mentors to define and develop a project
  • Applicants write research proposals for their projects
  • A faculty committee reviews the proposals and recommends awards
  • Students carry out the work over a 10-week period in the summer, mid-June to late August
  • At the conclusion of the program, they submit a technical paper and give an oral presentation at SURF Seminar Day, a symposium modeled on a professional technical meeting

Through their participation in an undergraduate research project, students will be able to:

  • Develop a research question, problem, or design;
  • Apply basic principles and knowledge found in the literature related to the research question;
  • Develop a research proposal to address or resolve a specific research question or problem;
  • Apply and evaluate methodology throughout project;
  • Collect, interpret, and critique data in order to resolve a research question or evaluate a design;
  • Communicate research findings;
  • Appreciate what the process of scientific research entails.
California State Government – Executive Fellowship Program
February

http://www.csus.edu/calst/executive/

The Executive Fellowship Program is sponsored by the California State University, Sacramento's Center for California Studies and the Office of the Governor to provide an experiential learning opportunity in California state government. Fellows work full-time in high levels of the Executive branch and meet weekly for graduate seminars. This program uniquely integrates work experiences with academic and professional development.

Academic Seminar
Fellows attend weekly university graduate seminars and earn 12 graduate units in Public Policy and Administration. Seminars provide an academic perspective on policy and administrative issues that are relevant to the public sector. Although some of the units are applicable toward a graduate degree at Sacramento State, separate application to a specific degree program is required. Other universities accept the units on a case-by-case basis.

Work Experience
Executive Fellows are placed in various levels of California's Executive branch including offices of the Governor, Constitutional Officers, Cabinet Secretaries, commissions, departments and programs. Placement assignments are made based on a combination of the Fellow's interests, skills and preferences along with the mutual desirability between the fellow and role of the office and the skills of the fellow.

The Fellowship Experience
The fellowship experience begins with a comprehensive orientation to California state government, including briefings by the Governor's staff, Constitutional Officers, legislative staff, academicians, and others. Fellows also have the opportunity to discuss public policy issues and to get to know each other. Unique to the Executive Branch experience is the inherent range of topics and levels of responsibilities. Because Fellows are placed in offices throughout the branch, they learn not only about state government from their individual experiences, but through the shared experiences of their colleagues.

CalTech – Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF)
February

http://www.surf.caltech.edu/

Caltech's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships program introduces students to research under the guidance of seasoned research mentors at Caltech and JPL. Students experience the process of research as a creative intellectual activity.

SURF is modeled on the grant-seeking process:

  • Students collaborate with potential mentors to define and develop a project.
  • Applicants write research proposals for their projects.
  • A faculty committee reviews the proposals and recommends awards.
  • Students carry out the work over a 10-week period in the summer, mid-June to late August.
  • At the conclusion of the program, they submit a technical paper and give an oral presentation at SURF Seminar Day, a symposium modeled on a professional technical meeting
Capital Fellows Programs
February

http://www.csus.edu/calst/capital_fellows_programs_overview.html

The Capital Fellows Program will place you in various levels of California’s executive, legislative, or judicial branches of government while you attend a weekly graduate seminar at Sacramento State. You need not be Californian, but must have a passionate interest in the Golden State.

Fellows in each program work for 10 - 11 months, receive health benefits and a monthly stipend of $1972 and are employees of Sacramento State. They work as full-time members of a legislative, executive, or judicial branch office, and are typically given assignments with a significant amount of responsibility and challenges. Fellows also enroll as graduate students at Sacramento State and receive graduate units from the Sacramento State Government Department or Public Policy and Administration Program.  The enrollment fees are paid by the programs.

The selection process for the fellows programs starts in the late fall when the application period opens. Anyone with a bachelor's degree by September 1, 2012 and a demonstrated interest in state government and public service is eligible to apply. There are no preferred majors. Applicants must be 20 years of age by September 1, 2012. Graduate, postgraduate and mid-career applicants are welcome. Non-U.S. citizens must provide proof of appropriate immigration status. The Capital Fellows Programs do not meet the requirements for F-1 or J-1 visas.

Fellows are selected in the spring and start their programs in fall with an intensive orientation conducted by the program, after which they interview with various offices before being placed. They attend weekly graduate seminars conducted by their program's academic advisors.

law, politics, public policy
English-Speaking Union of the United States – San Francisco Branch
March

http://www.esusf.org/Scholarship/AppScholarship.html

Each year the San Francisco Branch with the support of the Anglo-California Foundation awards several $20,000 scholarships to Bay Area college graduates for study at British universities.

Requirements

  • The applicant must have (or be about to receive) his or her U.S. Bachelor's degree and should intend to become an entering graduate student at a British university.
  • The area of academic interest must justify the taking of a graduate program at a British university.
  • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen and also a Bay Area resident, or have a current affiliation with a Bay Area university.
  • The applicant should have a high academic standing, excellent recommendations, some community involvement and a broad range of extracurricular interests.
England, graduate
Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship Program
February

http://www.csus.edu/calst/assembly/

The California State Assembly Fellowship Program, founded in 1957, is one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious legislative fellowship programs. This unique program provides an opportunity for individuals of all ages, ethnic backgrounds and experiences to directly participate in the legislative process. Each year, 18 individuals are selected to participate in the program. The 11-month fellowship provides an introduction to public policy formation and adoption in the California Legislature through full-time work as a professional legislative staff member.

Graduate Students
Assembly fellows receive fully-paid enrollment at California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State), and earn 12 units of graduate course credit for two graduate seminars taught by faculty from the Sacramento State government department. The graduate seminars are conducted at the State Capitol and are a required segment of the fellowship program.

Office Placement
Fellows are placed in the Capitol offices of Assembly Members. They perform a variety of tasks in different issue areas. Some of these legislative tasks may include, but are not limited to, drafting and staffing legislation, writing committee analyses, responding to constituent letters, writing speeches, meeting with constituents, preparing committee briefs, tracking legislation, or researching policy issues.

Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust
January

http://www.dekarman.org/

The Josephine De Karman Fellowship Trust was established in 1954 by the late Dr. Theodore Von Karman, world renowned aeronautics expert and teacher and first director of the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology, in memory of his sister, Josephine, who passed away in 1951.  The purpose of this Fellowship program is to recognize and assist students whose scholastic achievements reflect Professor Von Karman’s high standards.

The Josephine de Karman Fellowship will contribute $14,000 toward your senior year tuition. You need only have exceptional recommendations and grades plus a compelling record of research or scholarship.

Josephine De Kármán Fellowship Trust
January

http://www.dekarman.org/

The Josephine De Kármán Fellowship Trust was established in 1954 by Dr. Theodore von Kármán, world renowned aeronautics expert and teacher and first Director of the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology, in memory of his sister Josephine, who died in 1951. The purpose of the fellowship is to recognize and assist students whose scholastic achievements reflect professor von Kármán's high standards. These fellowships are available to students entering their senior undergraduate year and graduate students entering the terminal year of a PhD program who have manifested exceptional ability and serious purpose in any discipline. Special consideration will be given to applications in the humanities.

A minimum of ten fellowships, $22,000 for graduate students and $14,000 for undergraduate students, will be awarded for the regular academic year (fall and spring semesters or the equivalent where the quarterly system prevails), paid through the fellowship office of the university in which the recipient is enrolled for study in the United States. Study must be carried out only in the United States and all funds must be expended only within this country.

The fellowship is for one academic year and may not be renewed or postponed.

De Kármán fellowships are open to students in any discipline, including international students, who are currently enrolled in a university or college located within the United States.

Judicial Administration Fellowship
February

http://www.csus.edu/calst/judicial/

The Judicial Administration Fellowship Program is administered by the Center for California Studies at Sacramento State and co-sponsored by the California Judicial Council. It is open to all people with a college degree, including recent graduates and mid-career applicants. It is expected that applicants will demonstrate an interest in the judicial system and issues concerning the administration of justice in California courts.

Ten fellows are accepted into the 11-month program which begins in September. The fellowship program is both academic and professional. Upon acceptance into the program, fellows will be enrolled as graduate students in Public Administration at Sacramento State, and attend regularly scheduled academic seminars. Fellows serve as full time professional staff in Judicial branch offices.

Field assignments will include the Sacramento, San Francisco and Los Angeles offices of the Administrative Office of the Courts, the Judicial Council Office of Governmental Affairs, and county appellate or trial courts.

Fellows are paid a monthly stipend of $1,972 and receive health, dental and vision benefits.

The R. Scott Hitt Foundation Internships for 2011
May

Eligibility:
Current undergraduate students, with a strong academic record.

Duration: 8 weeks, 40 hours per week

Internship:
A $4000 grant is given to an established 501(c)3 nonprofit in Southern
California with a commitment to the advancement of LGBT equality.

Applicant contacts host organization they want to work with
and co-develops a successful curriculum encompassing key elements of
non-profit operations and program development.

The internship is named in honor of the nonprofit ANGLE (Access Now for Gay & Lesbian Equality) which inspired and provided the funding for these internships.

There are 3-5 recipients per year.

To Apply:

  • Visit www.scotthittfoundation.org for details.
  • Choose a pro-LGBT 501(C)3 non-profit organization to sponsor your internship.
  • Agree to the terms of your internship and scope of work with your
    sponsoring organization.
  • Construct sponsor agreement in cooperation with your chosen
    501(c)3.
  • Submit your cover letter, personal essay, resume and sponsor
    agreement by the above deadline to www.scotthittfoundation.org
  • Check www.scotthittfoundation.org for grant award dates