2 NASA Internship opportunity

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The following are 2 education related PART-TIME and PAID internship opportunities at NASA Ames Research Center at Moffett Field (next to Mountain View).  We are open to hiring a college student, someone just out of college that is not quite ready for a full-time position, or a recent HS graduate. Excellent HS student candidates will be considered.  A teacher who is not teaching full-time, on leave or pink-slipped might also be good for the ERC Coordinator position.  Both Internships offer excellent work experience and any NASA internship is a prized resume-builder!  Interest in science education, formal or informal, would be a definite plus! U.S. Citizenship is REQUIRED.
 
Because of budget cuts, NASA is only able to fund operations to the Educator Resource Center via internships, so these position would also benefit the greater science education community.  If you know anyone who might be interested, please encourage them to apply!  See the opportunity descriptions below for more details. 

And for additional information, call or email Laura Lewis at:
laura.lewis@nasa.gov
650-604-2162

To apply, fill out the on-line application at: http://eap.usra.edu/

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Educator Resource Center Coordinator

08/01/2010 – 08/31/2011
20 hours per week
 
The NASA Ames Research Center Educator Resource Center (ERC) Coordinator, under the direction of the K-12 Education Lead, supports the operation of the Ames Educator Resource Center, a facility designed to support educators in their efforts to incorporate NASA science, technology, engineering, and mathematics into their classroom curricula; disseminates materials to regional Educator Resource Centers located within Ames Research Centers’ Service region; facilitates teacher professional development workshops, and; supports other activities of the Ames Education and Public Outreach Branch. Essential Duties and Functions: Support day-to-day operation of the Ames ERC. Monitor and follow NASA ERC policies and procedures. Disseminate NASA Educational Materials. Orient educators to NASA education programs and materials and assist them to find materials to support their curriculum goals. Maintain ERC and publications storage facilities. Recruit, train, and schedule ERC docents. Maintain and update ERC website. Track ERC use and provide reports to NASA’s online reporting systems as appropriate. Attend and support selected professional educator conferences. Support other education and outreach activities of the Education and Public Outreach office. Duty hours can be established to meet the requirements of the ERC and the applicant.
 
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Outreach and Informal Education Associate

06/01/2010 – 05/31/2011
20 hours per week
 
The outreach and informal education functions are charged with increasing the public’s awareness of NASA’s programs and with using the allure of NASA to increase science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) literacy and participation among youth. This is done through a variety of ongoing activities and special events at NASA Ames and in the surrounding community, as well as through partnerships with other informal education organizations (e.g., science centers, youth groups, etc.). The Informal Education and Outreach Associate will work with Informal Education and Outreach program manager providing administrative and logistics support for ongoing programs and special events, organizing and staffing events, supporting special tours, preparing informational material and working with a variety of internal and external customers and partners to achieve NASA’s objectives. This position requires the ability to work some evenings and weekends in support of NASA’s programs. Requirements Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, strong organizational skills, basic computer skills including word processing, presentations, spread sheets.

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