FINDING AND APPLYING FOR SUMMER RESEARCH INTERNSHIPS December

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FINDING AND APPLYING FOR SUMMER RESEARCH INTERNSHIPS December 2018 Contact: Roxanne Malé-Brune, male-bru@ohio. edu,

FINDING AND APPLYING FOR SUMMER RESEARCH INTERNSHIPS December 2018 Contact: Roxanne Malé-Brune, [email protected] edu, 7 -1227 1

Workshop Overview Ø What am I trying to get out of this internship? Ø

Workshop Overview Ø What am I trying to get out of this internship? Ø How do I find internships on campus? Ø How do I find external internship opportunities? Ø How do I apply for internships? 2

What am I trying to get out of this internship? Ø Testing driving your

What am I trying to get out of this internship? Ø Testing driving your career options? Ø Experience in a particular field or method? Ø Publications/Presentations? Ø Money? Ø Other? 3

How Do I Find Internal Internship Opportunities? • Talk to your professors about their

How Do I Find Internal Internship Opportunities? • Talk to your professors about their research. • Go to the department website, search for faculty and their research. • Go to the Student Expo, April 11, 2019. 4

Tips for Internal Internships • Ask if you will be paid. o Many faculty

Tips for Internal Internships • Ask if you will be paid. o Many faculty will only pay after the 1 st semester. o Some will only offer summer internships if you also commit to working in the Fall. • Ask how many hours are you expected to work. o Typically the minimum is 10 hours per week during the academic year. The max is now 25 hours. 5

Tips for Internal Internships • Talk with other students in the lab. o See

Tips for Internal Internships • Talk with other students in the lab. o See if the environment is right for you. Make sure you discuss your expectations with the faculty mentor. 6

How Do I Find External Internship Opportunities? Go to: www. ohio. edu/studentresearch Click: Fellowships/Research

How Do I Find External Internship Opportunities? Go to: www. ohio. edu/studentresearch Click: Fellowships/Research Internships Click: List of Summer Research Internships 7

www. ohio. edu/studentresearch 8

www. ohio. edu/studentresearch 8

Click: List of Summer Research Internships 9

Click: List of Summer Research Internships 9

http: //www. ohio. edu/fellowships/internships. cfm Powerpoint for Summer Research Internship Workshop To find research

http: //www. ohio. edu/fellowships/internships. cfm Powerpoint for Summer Research Internship Workshop To find research internships at specific locations: Check out the Pathways to Science search engine; select the undergraduate tab and then select "research and internships for undergraduates" For a list of science fellowships: click here For list of government fellowships: click here • Social Sciences and Humanities • Dow Jones News Fund Summer Internships - Nov. 1, 2017 10 -week summer internships in business reporting, news, digital and sports copy editing; juniors, seniors and graduate students. • International Radio & Television Society Summer Fellowship - Dec. 3, 2017 9 -week summer fellowship for juniors, seniors and graduate students in communication. • NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU) SITES - deadlines depending on sites Opportunities for life, physical, and social sciences, STEM education and engineering; deadlines now through February. 10

http: //www. pathwaystoscience. org/index. aspx Click undergraduate tab, then select summer research experiences for

http: //www. pathwaystoscience. org/index. aspx Click undergraduate tab, then select summer research experiences for undergraduates and paid internships 11

http: //www. pathwaystoscience. org/index. aspx Click undergraduate tab, then select summer research experiences for

http: //www. pathwaystoscience. org/index. aspx Click undergraduate tab, then select summer research experiences for undergraduates and paid internships 12

http: //www. pathwaystoscience. org/index. aspx Click undergraduate tab, then select post-baccaulaurete programs for recent

http: //www. pathwaystoscience. org/index. aspx Click undergraduate tab, then select post-baccaulaurete programs for recent graduates 13

http: //www. science. gov/ Insert “summer fellowship” or “postbac” in search box 14

http: //www. science. gov/ Insert “summer fellowship” or “postbac” in search box 14

https: //www. zintellect. com Under “Find Opportunity” just hit “Go” 15

https: //www. zintellect. com Under “Find Opportunity” just hit “Go” 15

https: //www. zintellect. com 16

https: //www. zintellect. com 16

https: //www. nsf. gov/crssprgm/reu_search. jsp NSF REUs have opportunities in several disciplines 17

https: //www. nsf. gov/crssprgm/reu_search. jsp NSF REUs have opportunities in several disciplines 17

NSF REUs – Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences 18

NSF REUs – Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences 18

NSF REUs – Biological Sciences 19

NSF REUs – Biological Sciences 19

Didn’t Find What You Want? www. ohio. edu/studentresearch, click fellowships/research internships 20

Didn’t Find What You Want? www. ohio. edu/studentresearch, click fellowships/research internships 20

PIVOT Database Search the database by: Grants, fellowships, summer internships academic discipline, academic level,

PIVOT Database Search the database by: Grants, fellowships, summer internships academic discipline, academic level, nationality, and more. Ø Register at http: //www. cos. com Ø Note, the first time you must use a computer connected to the OU network. Ø Once you confirm your registration you can then use your username and password to sign into PIVOT, http: //pivot. cos. com from any computer. Check out the instructional video 21

http: //www. cos. com Click “Login to you PIVOT account” Log on or Sign

http: //www. cos. com Click “Login to you PIVOT account” Log on or Sign In Go to Advanced Search 22

http: //www. cos. com 23

http: //www. cos. com 23

http: //www. cos. com Ø All fields: type “summer internship” Ø Amount: leave blank

http: //www. cos. com Ø All fields: type “summer internship” Ø Amount: leave blank Ø Deadlines: leave blank Ø Limited submission: leave blank Ø Citizenship or residency: o leave blank if US; o if not US use drop down menu and uncheck US citizenship box at top of page 24

http: //www. cos. com Ø Funding Type: Use drop down menu to select o

http: //www. cos. com Ø Funding Type: Use drop down menu to select o Artistic pursuit; or o Research; o Also select Training, scholarship or fellowship Ø Keyword: o First time, click browse and figure out where your field is listed. o When typing in box do not hit enter key; wait for keyword to pop up and then select line and hit enter Ø Requirements: o Select undergraduate student; and women or minority (if applicable) 25

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Save your Search 30

Save your Search 30

Click the box This will allow you to receive weekly updates. 31

Click the box This will allow you to receive weekly updates. 31

Applying for Internships Typically you will need: Ø Resume/CV Ø Letter of Recommendation(s) Ø

Applying for Internships Typically you will need: Ø Resume/CV Ø Letter of Recommendation(s) Ø Transcript Plus, sometimes you will: Ø Fill out a form with short essays. Ø Need a Personal Statement 32

Resume/CV These are very discipline-specific. Resources: o Faculty advisor o Faculty mentor (if already

Resume/CV These are very discipline-specific. Resources: o Faculty advisor o Faculty mentor (if already doing research) o Career and Leadership Development Center 33

Personal Statement explains: o How you decided what you want to do (point A)

Personal Statement explains: o How you decided what you want to do (point A) o Your career path (point B) o How you have proactively gained expertise to take you from point A to point B. 34

Personal Statement Always follow the guidelines. For this essay, ask yourself: “what skills do

Personal Statement Always follow the guidelines. For this essay, ask yourself: “what skills do I need to be successful? ” Technical skills – cite: o Special/advanced classes o Research o Internships o Job experiences Soft skills, e. g. , o Communication o Leadership o Teamwork 35

Personal Statement For each experience, state: Ø What did you do? o include a

Personal Statement For each experience, state: Ø What did you do? o include a context to when e. g. , “as a freshman, I” o and duration “for 40 hours during fall semester” Ø What did you achieve? Ø How did it benefit others? Ø How did it benefit you? (skills/insights learned) 36

Personal Statement Include specific examples of any research and/or professional activities in which you

Personal Statement Include specific examples of any research and/or professional activities in which you have participated. Consider stating: Ø Objectives of the project o for quantitative research: hypothesis; o for qualitative research: research questions; o for other experiences: mission/goal Ø Timeline o duration and chronology during UG or G career Ø Your Role: (leader, team member) Ø Methodology (scientific language, but no jargon!) 37

Personal Statement (cont’d) Ø How did your research further the knowledge in your field?

Personal Statement (cont’d) Ø How did your research further the knowledge in your field? Ø Skills Gained/Lessons/Learned? Ø Reference your publications/presentations/significant fellowships/grants. Ø Broader Impacts: How did research or other experience benefit society? 38

Reference Letter Always follow the guidelines. Ø Typically, recommenders should use letterhead and include

Reference Letter Always follow the guidelines. Ø Typically, recommenders should use letterhead and include the following information: • Name • Title of reference writer • Department • Institution or organization Include details explaining: Ø the nature of the relationship to the applicant; Ø statements about the applicant's academic, research and workforce potential 39

Transcript Always follow the guidelines. If the program allows you to use non-official transcripts,

Transcript Always follow the guidelines. If the program allows you to use non-official transcripts, then you can use a DARS. BUT make sure the DARS is complete. I prefer to request a copy of an official transcript, scan it and upload it. 40