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***This internship is reserved for students eligible for the summer internship stipend. Students eligible will have been notified via email from Student Engagement & Career Development.***




SARSEF

We create Arizona’s future critical thinkers and problem solvers through science and engineering. With SARSEF, children don’t have to wait to become scientists or engineers. With curiosity as their guide, they can start asking questions they care about and use science and engineering to find solutions that are meaningful to them, and even, the world.
 
Through this exploration of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), students gain critical thinking and problem-solving skills that are important for whatever career they choose. SARSEF focuses on engaging student populations underrepresented in the fields of STEM. We prioritize creating opportunity in schools in areas of poverty (as defined by Title I designations).
 
We foster communities of support for students in STEM by building the confidence and toolboxes of some of their greatest advocates – teachers and caregivers. Our educators travel to schools and community centers throughout the state to provide student outreach, teacher professional development, and parent workshops at no cost to Title I schools.




Position Summary

The candidate selected for SARSEF's summer internship will assist with our Applied Career Exploration in STEM (ACES) Camp for Girls. ACES Camp is a week-long summer day camp for middle school girls from Sunnyside Unified School District held every July. The camp is designed to explore a wide variety of careers, provide a path to potential success, and spark their interest in higher education in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields.




Position reports to:

Dani Wright, SARSEF Director of Events and Volunteers




Location:

Remote work is an option before camp begins, but office space will be available at the SARSEF office (4574 E. Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85711). Once camp begins, the ACES Summer Intern should plan to travel with the camp to different locations throughout Tucson.




Timeline:

The internship will take place during the Summer of 2022 with a flexible start date of May 30 and an anticipated end date of July 29.




Role and essential duties:

SARSEF’s intern will play an integral role in the operations of the camp, including:
·      Helping finalize the camp schedule, from field trips to food
·      Ensuring all relevant information is available to families before the camp begins
·      Assisting with program logistics during camp to ensure the experience is smooth and impactful for campers
·      Interacting with campers in attendance to ensure they have a good camp experience
·      Taking photos during the camp to share the experience with SARSEF audiences through social media and email
·      Helping with post-camp wrap-up, including showing gratitude to presenters and following up with campers to provide opportunity for them to stay connected to SARSEF opportunities




Required Skills / Qualifications: 

·      The candidate needs to have an interest in supporting students in the exploration of STEM
·      Fluency in Spanish is required for the position.
***This internship is reserved for students eligible for the summer internship stipend. Students eligible will have been notified via email from Student Engagement & Career Development.***




What you will learn:

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to get to know and experience the summer operations and event logistics of a nonprofit organization as well as the impact of hands-on STEM education in an informal setting. In addition, they will learn project management and organizational skills relevant to any career field they might want to pursue.




How to apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter through handshake to be considered for the position.
Students eligible for the summer internship stipend are eligible to apply for this internship.