Summer Stars is a new free summer camp program for kids entering 2nd grade. For children with or without behavioral, emotional, and learning challenges (e.g., ADHD), and without autism spectrum disorder or intellectual/developmental disabilities.
Interested in working for Summer Stars?
Summer Stars is an exciting, rewarding, and well-paying place to work!
There is a Camp Counselor position available at Summer Stars, and you can apply for them on Indeed.com.
A wonderful opportunity to join the Commonwealth Seminar, with whom the Office of Community Partnerships has partnered with since 2019 to provide our UMass Boston community with access to their professional development program in public service. We have had twelve UMB cohorts participate to date, and everyone has been positive and moved by the experience. We are recruiting for our thirteenth cohort of UMass Boston students and recent alumni for the Spring 2023 session and looking for 7 committed, motivated and exceptional individuals to participate in their 6-week seminar program for FREE.
1,600 people have participated in this program, some have run for office since then or pursued careers in the public sector, and others have found ways to empower their work in other sectors with the powerful inside knowledge that they obtained regarding systems work.
Below you will find more information about the program, and next steps should you be interested in pursuing this opportunity.
ABOUT COMMONWEALTH SEMINAR: * Created to open the doors to government for people of color by providing training, networking and access to top policy makers; * Opportunity to access the State House, local and state public officials in ways that build social capital, empowerment and opportunity; * Professional development opportunity for professionals and local residents and runs three times a year for six weeks in the evenings; * Application process normally has a cost associated, UMB Cohort students will be waived of the cost; * Sessions normally run with a cohort of about 20 adult practitioners, and are offered in fall, winter, and spring.
WHEN IS THE NEXT SESSION?: * The session begins Wednesday, May 10th. The session schedule is (all sessions begin at 5:45pm): Wednesday (5/10), Wed (5/17), Wed (5/24), Wed (5/31), Wed (6/7), and Wed (6/14 – Graduation). All sessions will be virtual.
NEXT STEPS: If interested and can fully commit to completing the program, please: 1) email firstname.lastname@example.org; cc: Cynthia.email@example.comYOUR INTENT TO APPLY AND REQUEST TO RESERVE YOUR SLOT BY MIDNIGHT ON APRIL 23RD. OCP will then share the electronic application being managed by our partners at the Seminar and you will have until April 30th to submit the application online to be counted as part of our sponsored UMB cohort. 2) Include in the email yourheadshot, major, and expected year of graduation, as well as UMB faculty/staff whom you’d like us to let know once we share the announcement of the new cohort, please let us know if you have any questions or concerns in this regard.
We will take intents to apply and request to reserve your slot on a first-come, first-served basis until all slots are filled. Once we have filled the slots, we will pass on candidates to the Commonwealth Seminar staff, at which point they will communicate directly about the program logistics.
Thank you for considering this opportunity. We look forward to hearing from you.
Office of Community Partnerships
Office of the Provost
April 18, 2023
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Apply at: Boston.gov/internships | Applications due by 11:59 PM EST, Friday March 31, 2023
Calling all who want to make Boston a better place to live, work, and thrive! Mayor Wu is looking for interns who want to support her in getting the big things done by doing the small things right. Interns will be able to help shape a stronger, innovative, more equitable Boston. Interns will have the opportunity to:
● Gain valuable professional experience in local government departments
● Help the City to deliver exceptional service to neighborhoods and residents
● Hone and/or find their passion for public service
● Participate in fun social events with other interns
● Interact with city officials and civic leaders in Boston
Intern Responsibilities often include but are not limited to:
● Conducting research; performing public outreach and actively participating in community meetings
● Drafting press releases, media advisories, and talking points
● Facilitating written correspondence including proclamations, certificates, and other letters
● Data entry; planning, attending, and executing events; attending board, council, or commission meetings
● Working with various internal and external offices and stakeholders at special events
● Scheduling, attending, scribing meetings across different projects, then reporting back to leadership concisely and comprehensively
● Demonstrated commitment to developing your professional and interpersonal skills
To effectively perform the duties of this role, we seek a candidate with:
● A high standard of ethics, integrity, and courage
● Demonstrated communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
● Strong writing skills and attention to detail
● Experience with Microsoft Office and Google Suites
● A strong organizer who knows how to prioritize time-sensitive work
● Critical thinking and problem solving
● Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
● Senses of humor and urgency
● Openness to mentorship and a mindset for equity
● Aptitude and ability to learn
● Excitement and curiosity for public service
● Positive attitude
● Age 18 or older
Students can submit a cover letter and resume to this website: Boston.gov/internship.
Public service is a noble calling: to help others, to make our communities stronger, and to uphold the public trust. As city employees, we see the results of our hard work in our own community—in street and infrastructure improvements, new buildings rising from the ground, safer and more prosperous neighborhoods, and happier, healthier children, families, and senior citizens. We may all come from different backgrounds, but we are connected through our passion for service. What we do at work today, and every day, shapes the Boston of tomorrow.
March 1, 2023
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Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Integrative and Evolutionary Biology
The REU Program at UMass Boston will open its applications for summer 2023 in late fall 2022.
The summer 2023 REU program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to:
Carry out an independent research project in biology.
Work closely with a faculty advisor and research group.
Develop research skills, include computational, analytical, and/or laboratory skills
Explore issues related to research such as science ethics and communication
Exchange ideas with students at weekly seminars.
Program Dates: This program runs from June 5 to August 11, 2023.
Location: The campus is south of downtown Boston on a peninsula extending into scenic Boston Harbor.
Stipend: Participants will receive $9,300 for the 10-week period, which includes a stipend of $6,000, plus a room and board allowance of $3,300.
Eligibility: Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States and must be enrolling in college for the fall of 2023. Students who will graduate by June 2023 are not eligible to apply. Applicants should have completed at least one semester of college-level biology. Students from minority groups underrepresented in science and students from primarily undergraduate institutions are especially encouraged to apply.
Application due date: Applications will be accepted until February 15, 2023.
Ecology and evolution of birds in urban environments
Immune cell development
Virus evolution & transmission
Regulation of meiosis
Circadian rhythms, mRNA regulation, and metabolism