[unav_all] Intern Opportunities at UCAR AND UNAVCO - 2013 UCAR AND UNAVCO Internship Program

Roseanne Scheske scheske at unavco.org
Wed Mar 13 15:23:51 MDT 2013


Intern Opportunities at UCAR AND UNAVCO - 2013 UCAR AND UNAVCO Internship Program

About UCAR and UNAVCO
 
The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) is internationally known for the excellence of its science, engineering, and educational programs, as well as the quality of community support it provides. UCAR carries out its mission through its management and support of the National Science Foundation’s federally funded research and development center, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), UCAR Community Programs (UCP), and Spark Science Education, which UCAR Finance and Administration considers to be its customers and internal partners.
 
UNAVCO, Inc. a non-profit university-governed consortium facilitates geoscience research and education using geodesy. We challenge ourselves to transform human understanding of the changing Earth by enabling the integration of innovative technologies, open geodetic observations, and research, from pole to pole.
 
UCAR and UNAVCO Internship Program
 
This summer UCAR and UNAVCO are offering unique internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. Our internships are real-world work experiences related to the students’ major or career goal. As an intern you will be an integral member of the UCAR or UNAVCO team and play an important role by contributing your knowledge, skills, and abilities to specific projects. Our managers teach interns what it is like to work in a non-profit organization that facilitates research and education. In turn, we anticipate that you will play an important role in achieving project goals and that throughout the internship we are able to share expertise, leverage best practices and forge lasting relationships.
 
Available Intern Opportunities 
       UCAR Finance & Administration Web Presence/Development Intern (3 positions)
       UNAVCO Accounting Internship (1 position)
       UNAVCO Human Resources Internship (1 position)
       UNAVCO Education and Community Engagement (ECE) Internship (1 position)
 
What to Expect
 
Internship assignments vary each year based on business needs. Managers identify a specific business need, designate a role and create a statement of work for the intern. The intern will be assigned real-world work, with real impact to UCAR or UNAVCO and the communities we serve. The manager will be the intern’s supervisor and mentor.
 
The intern will receive a company orientation and then collaborate with their manager to develop a work and learning plan that aligns with the statement of work. Before beginning work, interns will receive appropriate training, including compliance and safety training. Interns will meet with their managers weekly at the beginning of their assignment and have a formal performance evaluation at the middle and end of their assignment. Weekly meetings and performance evaluations provide an excellent opportunity for interns and their managers to share expectations and feedback about the work and learning plan and the intern’s experience.
 
UCAR and UNAVCO provide many formal and informal learning opportunities; this includes team meetings and various company meetings. Interns will be invited to participate in these events as well as other UCAR and UNAVCO business and social events.
 
Timing
 
The internship will begin on June 10, 2013 and end on August 2, 2013 and requires a full-time, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. commitment for the 8-week program.
 
Pay
 
Interns are paid an hourly rate of $13.50/hour and provided a bus pass for local transportation, if necessary. Non-local Interns will be expected to pay for their transportation costs to and from Denver/Boulder as well as for their housing costs.
 
Requirements 
       Must be eligible to work in the United States.
       Must be available to participate fully in the program, including ability to arrange transportation and housing for the duration of the assignment.
       Must currently be enrolled as a college junior, senior, or graduate student.
       Must complete the online application process by 5:00 p.m. (MDT) on Friday. March 29, 2013. This includes the following:
			-  Online application (including)
			-  Statement of Interest and Professional Goal
			-  Unofficial Transcript(s)
			-  Two (2) Letters of Recommendation
			-  During the application process, you will be asked to prioritize your choices among the internship opportunities by indicating your first and second choices.
 
Interested in the UCAR and UNAVCO Internship Program?
 
Visit our website at www.ucar.edu or www.unavco.org for more information about our work. If you are interested in an internship, apply online at https://ucarcareers.silkroad.com/ or www.unavco.org/careers.
 
Please no calls from agencies or recruiters.
 
Finance and Administration at UCAR
 
Purpose
 
The Finance and Administration (F&A) Intern at UCAR will develop a framework to evaluate and improve F&A’s web presence on the UCAR website. Your focus will be on service and usability for internal and external customers. 
       Research best practices.
       Develop a framework to evaluate and improve F&A web presence.
       Develop questionnaires for focus groups and surveys and analyze results.
       Make recommendations and may assist with implementation of those recommendations as approved.
       Programming expertise is not required.
 
What You Will Learn
 
You will learn what it is like to work in an interdisciplinary environment across multiple programs. Sharpen communication and teamwork capabilities along with working independently as you familiarize yourself with a broad array of UCAR programs and services and UCAR’s Finance and Administration website. You will work with different tools to assess customer needs and assess current service delivery methods. 
 
Requirements 
       Knowledge of Web/Internet best practices.
       Must be an undergraduate student in Finance or Business Administration. (Coursework in not-for-profit work desired.)
       Strong oral and written communication skills.
       Knowledge of research techniques and documenting workflow and business requirements.
 Preferred Requirements 
       Experience working with customers and/or focus groups to evaluate service and service requirements.
       General knowledge about developing and conducting surveys.
       General knowledge about the array of administrative services required to manage an organization and the interaction between various types of services.
 Working Conditions
 
       Most work will be performed in a professional casual office environment with occasional meetings off-site required. 
 
Accounting at UNAVCO
 
Purpose
 
The Accounting Intern at UNAVCO will design and produce a UNAVCO Accounting Manual that will be used to document policy and procedures, support training, audits and other reviews of internal control. The Accounting Intern will also support the accounting team with other duties in support of time and effort reporting. 
       Define and document existing policies and procedures.  
       Consult with subject matter experts within UNAVCO to review and finalize the UNAVCO Accounting manual.
       Work with the Staff Accountant and CFO to implement the UNAVCO Accounting Manual if time permits.
       Assist with week time effort and reporting.
 What You Will Learn
 
You will learn what it is like to work in an interdisciplinary environment across multiple programs. Sharpen communication and teamwork capabilities along with working independently as you familiarize yourself with specific aspects of UNAVCO’s Accounting and Finance policies and practices. You learn to utilize time and reporting tools to support UNAVCO program management.  
 
Requirements 
       Junior or senior level undergraduate student or graduate student in Accounting or Business Administration.
       Experience working on cross-functional project team.
 Preferred Requirements 
       Knowledge of research techniques and writing policies and procedures.
       Knowledge of accounting principles.
       Experience working with MS Word and Excel.
 Working Conditions
 
       Most work will be performed in a professional casual office environment. 
 
Human Resources at UNAVCO
 
Purpose
 
The Human Resources (HR) Intern will work on two projects in support of UNAVCO’s talent and culture initiatives for 2013. The first project is to improve recruiting and selection workflow and practices in our applicant tracking system (ATS) and move UNAVCO to a completely paperless workflow. The second project is to create accurate and efficient data collection and reporting mechanisms for a Human Resources Dashboard. 
       Evaluate and improve UNAVCO’s recruiting and selection process.
       Implement improvements as approved and share through informal and formal training.
       Identify and collect historical and current data from a variety of systems, analyze and prepare detailed reports and a Human Resources Dashboard.
 What You Will Learn
 
You will learn what it is like to work in an interdisciplinary environment across multiple programs. Sharpen communication and teamwork capabilities along with working independently as you familiarize yourself with a specific aspect of a UNAVCO ATS and various data collection and reporting tools. You will learn about regulations and company policy as they relate to talent and culture initiatives and how to use and leverage different tools to map workflow, define requirements and streamline practices for operational effectiveness.
 
Requirements 
       Senior-level undergraduate student or graduate student in Business Administration, Human Resources, or related area of study.
       Experience working on cross-functional project teams.
       Strong oral and written communication skills.
Preferred Requirements 
       Knowledge of research techniques and documenting workflow and business requirements.
       Knowledge of or interest in Human Resources.
       Experience working with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
 Working Conditions
 
       Most work will be performed in a professional casual office environment. 

 Education and Community Engagement at UNAVCO
 
Purpose
 
The Education and Community Engagement (ECE) Intern will develop a framework for ECE materials that will be applied to all existing curriculum materials and outreach information as well as applied to any new content created. 
       Develop a framework for ECE content to ensure consistent branding and integration of best practice in delivering information.
       Populate the framework with existing and new content and publish content on the web and other instructional media forms.
       Assist with review and development of short course framework.
What You Will Learn
 
You will learn what it is like to work in an interdisciplinary environment across multiple programs. Sharpen communication and teamwork capabilities along with working independently as you familiarize yourself with a specific aspect of a UNAVCO tool, instrumentation and data processing workflow. Develop in-depth knowledge of terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) and light detecting and ranging (LIDAR) airborne or terrestrial.
 
Requirements 
       Senior-level undergraduate student or graduate student in earth sciences or geography.
       Experience with geospatial data, GIS software, and content management systems.
       Strong oral and written communication skills.
 Preferred Requirements 
       Experience with technical writing.
       Experience developing education, outreach, or community engagement materials.
       Experience with TLS and LIDAR.
Working Conditions
 
       Most work will be performed in a professional casual office environment with occasional fieldwork required. 
 



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