2021 SYiS High School Student August Internships

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 06, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

Company Description:

Framingham State University is a vibrant comprehensive liberal arts institution located in the MetroWest suburbs of Boston, which integrates an academically challenging liberal arts education with workforce preparation programs. Founded in 1839, FSU enrolls about 4,000 undergraduates and 1,200 graduate and professional students. FSU offers 35 bachelor's degrees with 55 specialized concentrations, 63 minors, and 26 master's degree programs, in a highly personalized teaching environment. Our community takes pride in empowering student success by providing a superior education, leading research and innovation opportunities, and a strong first-year experience.

At FSU, we are deeply committed to inclusive excellence, encouraging a supportive, diverse and collaborative learning environment, and providing culturally relevant education. We are honored that our commitment earned FSU six Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Awards from INSIGHT Into Diversity and that we are the only public institution in Massachusetts recognized in 2018, 2019, and 2020. FSU is designated as an emerging Hispanic-Serving Institution by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and also belongs to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Inclusive Excellence community, providing national leadership in science education and exploring strategies that will lead to more inclusive science education. We encourage applications from those who share our commitment to promoting a diverse, welcoming, and inclusive community.

Our founding motto, LIVE TO THE TRUTH, was said at the end of each class by beloved first principal, Cyrus Peirce, who sought to discover and teach "truth in theory and principle...truth in spirit and motive...truth in manner and form...truth intellectual and truth moral." Principal Bagnall found this motto "speaks of sincerity of spirit...of intensity of effort, of resolution to succeed, of joy in achievement." LIVE TO THE TRUTH continues to guide our institution in practice and endeavor. If you share in this quest for truth and a commitment to living it fully, make the next chapter of your career the best chapter at Framingham State University.

Learn more about our career opportunities at www.framingham.edu/careers.

Job Description:

The McAuliffe Center for Integrated Science Learning invites participants from the See Yourself in STEM Team Mentorship to apply to 4 internship positions to take place in August 2021. These positions will expand students' STEM knowledge and skills by equipping them to develop team work and peer-coaching skills, make evidence-based cases for their environmental projects and integrate new knowledge, technical skills, and feedback into the design process. The internships with be for approximately 60-65 totals hours (22 are paid work hours and the remainder are unpaid learning and individual project hours).

In the paid portion of this internship, students will develop, design and promote marketing materials for the 2021-22 Perspectives of Earth - Team Mentorship program.

Examples of specific duties and responsibilities and tasks of the internship:

  • Work with McAuliffe Center educators to finalize a proposal for the implementation of an environmental project in MetroWest: collect data; analyze data; finalize project design.
  • Work with McAuliffe Center educators to design a recruiting campaign for the 2021-22 Perspectives of Earth - Team Mentorship program: (approximately 22 hours of paid work)
    • Assist in developing a marketing strategy to promote the 2021-22 program with updated evidence-based training;
    • Support the design of online and in-school marketing pieces that appeal to high school students in the three school districts.
  • Train in the use of the NASA GLOBE Observer App and engage in local data collection for an environmental campaign.



  • Must be a current participant from the See Yourself in STEM Team Mentorship
  • Research skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
  • Interest in the field of STEM, Environmental Sustainability, and/or Project-based Learning

Additional Information:

This is a part-time non-benefited, contract, exempt position. The paid portion of this internship is 22 hours at $13.50/hour.

Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sexual offender record checks on recommended finalists prior to final employment for all positions.

Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

Candidates must apply online by submitting:

  • Letter of Interest
  • Resume/CV

For full consideration, please apply by July 30, 2021.

Framingham State University only accepts application materials through our online application system. We are unable to accept application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. If you experience technical issues with the online application process, please submit a helpdesk ticket.

Framingham State University understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance, please contact the Human Resources Office at 508-626-4530 or humanresources@framingham.edu.