Geology & Astronomy
Impact issues that matter this summer with the Fund for the Public Interest!
The Fund for the Public Interest is a national non-profit organization that works to build support for progressive organizations across the country. We run campaigns for the Human Rights Campaign, USPIRG, and Environment America. This summer we will be in over 50 cities, working and lobbying to help win environmental and social justice campaigns.
Last summer our staff helped ban off-shore drilling to protect our coasts, repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, and increase food safety standards to make school lunches safer- all while building valuable leadership skills. Currently, we have paid positions open on our campaign staff in each of our locations. We require that interested candidates are hard workers and have excellent communication skills.
As a member of our staff, you will fundraise, build membership for our partner groups, and educate and activate citizens on pressing issues. You will also have the opportunity to organize press conferences and build coalitions with other non-profit organizations. While on staff, you gain knowledge of pressing concerns our country is facing, learn how to effectively generate public support, and obtain a firm understanding of the political process.
We will be holding information sessions and interviews at West Chester University, March 3th at 10am, 2pm, 4pm and 5pm, and March 4th at 10am, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm each day. These sessions will be held in Sykes Room 255. To apply, please visit www.JobsThatMatter.org or call 1-800-75-EARTH (753-2784).
Posted February 28, 2014
A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum
Michigan Technological University
The A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum at Michigan Tech invites applications for a full-time professional staff appointment at the Museum Manager level. The manager is responsible for being the professional public interface for the museum visitors, including tours and answering mineral and geology questions. The manager is responsible for purchasing and managing the inventory of the gift shop. The successful candidate will have a Masters or Bachelor’s degree in geological sciences or related field or equivalent experience. Experience in retail sales or business is desirable. The manager is expected to have excellent communication and customer service skills.
Michigan Tech has a total student population of about 7000 and is located in Houghton, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, “gateway to the Keweenaw” which is considered one of the best 100 small towns in America (www.cityofhoughton.com). The museum is committed to be recognized nationally and internationally for its collections and exhibits, and demonstrating its stature as the official mineral museum of the state of Michigan. Interested candidates can learn more about the Museum at: www.museum.mtu.edu.
Applicants should apply through Michigan Tech Human Resources at https://www.jobs.mtu.edu/postings/1296.
Questions about the position can be addressed to Museum Director, Dr. Ted Bornhorst (email@example.com). Review of applications will begin January 20, 2014 and will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Expected starting date is negotiable.
Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Posted December 12, 2013/Status Update February 7, 2014
National Science Foundation Supported Research Experiences for Undergraduates
The National Science Foundation support many research opportunities for undergraduates. To search for one in your field of interest, please go to: http://scec.usc.edu/internships/useit