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Position Title: STEP Fellow - CLOSED
Description: The Fellow is responsible for peer contact, coalition building, and event planning. The Fellow will work closely with the Program Coordinator and Fellow Team to ensure that student outreach and programming is timely and effective.  Duties include assisting the PC with Spring Semester 2019 programs and office duties as needed. 
Position Level: Student Assistant II
Number of Openings: 1
Hours per week/Work Schedule: 18 hours/week
Hourly Salary: $12.25
Application Opening Date: October 31, 2018
Application Closing Date: November 12, 2018
Appointment Start Date: 01/15/2019 
Appointment End Date: 05/30/2019
Qualifications:
  • The student must be able to work independently with minimum supervision and exercise sound judgment
  • Have some experience with student programming and knowledge/involvement with STEP Program and/or Bright Success Center units
  • Good Academic Standing (2.5+ above preferred)
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills; strong collaboration skills
  • Creative and enthusiastic about building community spirit, student retention and outreach efforts
  • Sophomore/Junior class standing is preferred
 

 
Exploring Pathways Internships
Our internships are student-centered and meant to help you gain better direct professional experience and individualized mentorship.
 
STEP Internship-Social Media Intern- Closed
GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES: The Foster Family Center for Engineering Service Learning is seeking an unpaid, entry-level writing intern interested in developing skills to use social media to support the goals of The Foster Family Center for Engineering Service Learning and programs. The ideal candidate will be trained to develop skills that assist marketing campaigns through social media outlets, for internal and external audiences.
The ideal student will:
  • Have the capacity and interest to develop marketing skills that utilize social media for real-world projects.
  • Be willing to contribute to The Foster Center marketing strategies.
  • Assist and report on The Foster Center program events and activities.
  • 8-15 hours per week.
  • Work in office and remotely.
Requirements of the Position
  • Be able to prioritize assignments to meet deadlines.
  • Willingness to learn to schedule, conduct interviews, and gather news related information.
  • Willingness to develop professional communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in all projects. Must be trustworthy and capable of dealing with confidential information.
  • Skilled in spelling, punctuation, grammar and proofreading.
  • Proficient in general use of computers and Microsoft programs including Word, Excel, e-mail and the Internet.
Outcomes
  1. Develop professional office skills
  2. Develop ability to work on multidisciplinary team
  3. Gain experience to gain a paid position
Semester Timeline/Milestones
Week 1: Orientation and Office/Professional Training
Week 2-3: Social Media training
Week 4: Propose marketing strategy
Week 5: Carry out marketing strategy
Week 6: Feedback on performance
Week 7-14: Marketing using social media
Week 15: Review and assessment of performance
 
How to Apply: Application: NO LONGER ACCEPTING
 

STEP Internship-Writing Intern - Closed
GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES: The Foster Family Center for Engineering Service Learning is seeking an unpaid, entry-level writing intern interested in developing skills to write and report on University projects and programs. The ideal candidate will be trained to develop stories, and content for all media types, for internal and external audiences.
The ideal student will:
  • Have the capacity and interest to develop real-world writing and reporting skills.
  • Be willing to contribute to The Foster Center marketing strategies by identifying meaningful news and stories for use in all media forms.
  • Assist and report on The Foster Center program events and activities.
  • 8-15 hours per week.
  • Work in office and remotely.
Requirements of the Position
  • Be able to prioritize assignments to meet deadlines.
  • Willingness to learn to schedule, conduct interviews, and gather news related information.
  • Willingness to develop professional communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in all projects. Must be trustworthy and capable of dealing with confidential information.
  • Skilled in spelling, punctuation, grammar and proofreading.
  • Proficient in general use of computers and Microsoft programs including Word, Excel, e-mail and the Internet.
Outcomes
  • Develop professional office skills
  • Develop ability to work on multidisciplinary team
  • Build writing portfolio
Semester Timeline/Milestones
Week 1: Orientation and Office/Professional Training
Week 2-3: Writing training
Week 4: Propose 1st story
Week 5: Deliver 1st story
Week 6: Feedback, revision and delivery
Week 8: Delivery 2nd story
Week 10: Deliver 3rd story
Week 12: Deliver 4th story
Week 14: Deliver 5th story
Week 15: Review and assessment of performance
 
Application: NO LONGER ACCEPTING

STEP Internship-Assessment Intern - Closed
GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES: The Foster Family Center for Engineering Service Learning is seeking an unpaid, entry-level assessment intern interested in developing skills to assess University projects and programs. The ideal candidate will be trained to conduct experiments and perform analysis to evaluate the objectives of the Engineering Service Learning course. The candidate will learn to generate internal reports and visual aids to communicate the findings of their assessments.
The ideal candidate will:
  • Have the capacity to learn programming in multiple computer languages (SQL, Visual Basic, Java).
  • Have the capacity to learn assessment and reporting practices.
  • Assist and report on The Foster Center program events and activities
  • 8-15 hours per week
  • Work in office and remotely
Requirements of the Position:
  • Be able to prioritize assignments to meet deadlines.
  • Be willing to learn to communicate professionally and effectively with faculty, staff, administrators, students and parents from diverse cultural/economic backgrounds.
  • Be willing and able to learn and use survey and assessment software.
  • Proficient in general use of computers and Microsoft programs including Word, Excel, e-mail and the Internet.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in all projects. Must be trustworthy and capable of dealing with confidential information.
Outcomes
  • Develop professional office skills
  • Develop ability to work on multidisciplinary team
  • Build programming experience
Semester Timeline/Milestones
Week 1: Orientation and Office/Professional Training
Week 2-3: Assessment Training
Week 4-8: Project 1
Week 9: Present Project 1
Week 10-14: Project 2
Week 15: Review and assessment of performance
 
 
Application: NO LONGER ACCEPTING

The Law Office of Carolina Castaneda Internship (Closed)
The Law Office of Carolina Castaneda, based in Merced, CA, is seeking a motivated and personable individual interested in learning and/or practicing immigration law. The internship will involve working directly with the attorney and clients on a variety of immigration matters. This internship will be part-time, flexible to the student’s schedule, and there will be a stipend in the amount of $1,500.00 at the end of the semester. Spanish-speaker preferred.

Job Description:

  • Accompany attorney to immigration court and/or United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
  • Act as interpreter before USCIS
  • Maintain accurate information about cases and contacts in databases
  • Help prepare cases for court (gathering information and documents from clients, filling out forms, translating documents)
  • Help plan and lead (along with the attorney) a “Know Your Rights Clinic” for the community
Application: NO LONGER ACCEPTING

Student Internship for LifeLine Community Development Corporation (Closed)
LifeLine CDC is community benefit corporation with a focus on asset (strength) based community development. We are about empowering impoverished neighborhoods to thrive. We believe that every neighborhood is comprised of people with gifts, passions and dreams and that every person, no matter how financially poor, can contribute to the wellbeing of others.
 
Job/Project Description:  We invite you to join us as we work in partnership with lower-socio economic neighborhoods to discover together what can be done to empower community members to thrive. You will find a variety of ways to learn new skills by working in the office, helping with developing a stronger social media platform, creating systems around our processes, exploring how grants are developed and managed and seeing the ‘inside’ of a non-profit. You also would have opportunities to engage directly in our community centers by assisting our staff and volunteers with their various initiatives. There is an after-school program, community gardens, participatory research projects, health education, asset mapping and a number of different opportunities.
You will learn about the basic principles of Asset Based Community Development, participatory research, appreciative inquiry and various other tools that are used to empower neighborhoods.
 
Student Learning Outcomes: 
As a result of participating in this Exploring Pathways Program, students should be able to:
  • Describe the basic principles of Asset Based Community Development as a form of assisting a lower-socio economic community to be empowered
  • Students will identify the ‘inside’ working of a small community benefit corporation including volunteer and staff management, describing the values and principles of NGO’s, policies and procedures and their purpose, communications strategies and the implications of social media.
  • Students will be able to engage with local community members and describe Appreciative Inquiry and participatory research works.
Application: NO LONGER ACCEPTING