Oportunidad de internado de verano para estudiantes graduados en HHMI BioInteractive

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HHMI is focused on supporting and moving science forward in a variety of different ways ranging from conducting basic biomedical research, empowering educators, inspiring students, developing the next generation of scientists – even stretching into film and media production.  Our Headquarters is in the greater Washington, DC metro area and is home to over 300 employees with expertise in investments, communications, digital production, biomedical sciences, and everything in between.  The work housed here supports and augments the groundbreaking research conducted in HHMI labs across the nation.  As HHMI scientists continue to push boundaries in laboratories and classrooms, you can be sure that your contributions while working here are making a difference.

About BioInteractive: HHMI’s BioInteractive program is a leading provider of free classroom resources and professional development for high school and undergraduate life science educators. We strive to connect students to big ideas in biology, promote engagement through science practices, and instill awe and wonder about the natural world to transform science education into a creative, interdisciplinary endeavor that reflects the excitement of real research. As part of HHMI’s BioInteractive summer internship program, you will work alongside a dedicated team of educators and media creators as they develop a broad range of classroom resources and tools and provide professional development and community-building opportunities for teachers. To apply, please visit the following link: https://hhmi.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External/job/Headquarters/interns--BioInteractive-Program--Hybrid-Schedule-_R-2322

These in-person positions will report to our headquarters office in Chevy Chase, MD three out of five days (Tuesday-Thursday) per week.  If selected for an opportunity, interns are responsible for securing their own housing for the duration of the 10-12 week internship.

What we provide:

  • An internship opportunity for two graduate students who will focus either on online courses and assessment tools or website and database development.

  • Direct mentorship from a senior member of the BioInteractive team, while working with a diverse team of scientists, content creators, programmers, educators, and communicators.

  • Opportunities to develop, apply, and hone your skills in the areas of science education enhancement, website development and curation, and technical skills.

  • Professional development opportunities crafted to strengthen your communication, presentation and career development skills.

  • This position will be compensated at a rate of $25.00/hour, assuming a 40-hour work week.


What you’ll do: (please apply to one internship opportunity)

Online courses and assessment tools. This intern will join BioInteractive members in the Assessment and Learning Design team. This project aims to support the enhancement of resources for BioInteractive. 1) Canvas course creation - Export and embed content into the Learning Management System (LMS) and propose pedagogical ideas to improve the user interface for new courses. 2) Assessment Builder online database of biology assessment items - Review and tag HHMI resources to assessment questions and link the resources on the assessment platform. This is an excellent opportunity to strengthen your science education skills in a team-centered, real-world context.

Website and database development. This intern would be part of a team of BioInteractive members working to research and propose the design and structure of a database of digital visual assets (mainly photographs and illustrations), define associated metadata standards and categories, and develop a streamlined workflow for logging and categorizing digital assets and metadata. Mentors will provide internal support in developing the project goals and objectives to ensure that the database design aligns with the organization's goals and supports content management efforts. The intern would be able to further strengthen their computer science and database design skills in a team-centered, real-world context.

What you bring:

  • A master's degree or currently enrolled in a STEM, Science Education, Actuarial Science, or Library Science M.A. or Ph.D. program. Undergraduate students with work experience in the areas of these internships will also be considered.

  • Strong initiative, self-motivation, and capacity for creative problem-solving.

  • Verbal and written communication skills.

  • Research and analytical skills.

  • Organizational skills, customer service skills, and time management skills.

  • Attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy.

  • For applicants interested in the Website and Database Development position, these would be a plus:

    • Experience with database development

    • Knowledge of data organization and metadata standards

How to apply:

To apply for a BioInteractive internship position, please submit the following materials:

  • a resume or curriculum vitae (CV), including relevant courses

  • a short cover letter (500 to 800 words) including:

    • the internship opportunity you are applying for (Please choose one of the following: Online Courses and Assessment Tools or Website and Database Development)

    • background about yourself that you believe makes you well suited to this opportunity

    • a description of how your skills, experience, and interests align with the particular internship opportunity you chose

    • how this internship will help you on your journey toward fulfilling your future personal and professional goals

  • the name and contact information of two references (e.g., professor, advisor, supervisor) who can speak to your skills related to this position. These references will not be contacted until after the interview process.

Physical Requirements

Remaining in a normal seated or standing position for extended periods of time; reaching and grasping by extending hand(s) or arm(s); dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers, for example using a keyboard; communication skills using the spoken word; ability to see and hear within normal parameters; ability to move about workspace. The position requires mobility, including the ability to move materials weighing up to several pounds (such as a laptop computer or tablet).

Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this position with reasonable accommodation. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Please Note:

This job description sets forth the job’s principal duties, responsibilities, and requirements; it should not be construed as an exhaustive statement, however. Unless they begin with the word “may,” the Essential Duties and Responsibilities described above are “essential functions” of the job, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Compensation and Benefits

Our employees are compensated from a total rewards perspective in many ways for their contributions to our mission, including competitive pay, exceptional health benefits, retirement plans, time off, and a range of recognition and wellness programs. Visit our Benefits at HHMI site to learn more. 


HHMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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