Purdue Policy Research Institute Fellowships (apps. due May 21)

Purdue Policy Research Institute (PPRI) Undergraduate Fellowship 2016-17

PPRI is pleased to offer three (3) fellowship positions to senior undergraduate students with an interest in the interdisciplinary study of public policy and policy-related research. The undergraduate fellow will receive a $1,000 scholarship, be provided with carrel space for study in Mann Hall in Discovery Park, and will be expected to play a leading role in outreach activities at the Centre. The undergraduate fellow may enroll in an appropriate undergraduate course for course credit, reflecting a learning experience that combines attendance at PPRI seminars and other events with work on a research project defined in consultation with the Director. The specific number of credit hours and the nature of the project could be negotiated with the Director, but it is expected that students will be in residence at the Policy Institute at the start of the Fall semester. The Fellowship appointments are for the 2016-17 academic year.

Students are invited to apply for the award directly. Applicants will be selected on the basis of academic background, record of excellence, evidence of interest and fit with PPRI mission, and promise of future achievement. The Director aims to assemble a diverse, collaborative, and inclusive team. In order to be eligible, the applicant must meet each of the following criteria:

  • be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at the Purdue West Lafayette campus,
  • have completed the coursework for their freshman and sophomore years, and
  • have a CGPA of at least 3.33.

A completed application will contain the following:

  • copy of your most recent transcript,
  • resume,
  • statement describing your interest in interdisciplinary policy research (maximum one page),
  • copy of a paper you have written in a course related to the subject, and
  • the name and email address of a Purdue professor who is willing to act as a reference for you.

Please submit these materials to: ppri@purdue.edu
Applications close: May 21, 2016

Summer Job at the Horticulture Greenhouse (Summer 2016)

From the Biology Counseling Newsletter, April 14, 2016: 

Summer Jobs – Horticulture Greenhouse Team

  • 10-20 hours per week on weekdays and every third weekend.
  • Duties include watering plants, stocking, cleaning, trash, minor mntc tasks, beneficial insect release, drip irrigation installation.
  • Assist with research project.
  • $10/hour

Contact Rob Eddy at robeddy@purdue.edu  or pick up application at HGRH 1139B.  They hope to do interviews soon so contact him asap.

Global Fest Callout (April 22)

West Lafayette Global Fest will be hosting a callout for their annual Global Fest street festival on Friday, April 22 from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the International Center at 523 N. Russell St.  If you’re interested in participating and need more information on the event or want to sign up for a booth, please feel free to attend this callout.  This event includes lots of vendors, food, musical acts, and dancing.  It’s a wonderful way to meet people from around the world!

Columbian Park Zoo Internships (app. due April 5)

From Logan Judy, Marketing Manager, Columbian Park Zoo: 

The Columbian Park Zoo is now accepting applications for our Fall 2016 Internship Program, including animal care and zoo education positions.

Animal Care Interns assist zookeepers with the daily husbandry tasks associated with a variety of domestic and exotic animals housed at the Zoo. Some of our past interns have gone on to successful careers as zookeepers and veterinarians at other facilities.

Education Interns work with Animal Ambassadors to present conservation messages to a variety of audiences at the Zoo and throughout Greater Lafayette.  As a result, education interns build experience in the areas of informal science education and nature interpretation.  Through school outreach programs interns can also develop skills delivering content aligned to Indiana Department of Education and Next Generation Science standards.

Applicants should be dedicated and dependable students with strong communication skills and a minimum 2.5 GPA.  The program requires a minimum 12-week commitment at 15 hours per week.  Internships are unpaid, but provide an exciting way to gain the hands-on experience necessary to become competitive in today’s job market.

For more information and the internship application, please go to our website:  http://www.columbianparkzoo.org/1672/Internship-Programs.  Fall 2016 Internship Application packets are due by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, April 5, 2016.