AWIS Multicultural Undergraduate Internship Program

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The Association for Women in Science Announces the 2008 Multicultural Undergraduate Internship Program in Washington D.C. Purpose: In order to increase diversity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, the Association for Women in Science is offering summer internships in Washington D.C. for female undergraduate students who are members of typically underrepresented ethnic groups. Eligibility: The Multicultural Undergraduate Internship Program with the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is intended for currently enrolled undergraduate female students in any one of the STEM disciplines. The internships are intended specifically for outstanding female undergraduate students who are members of groups currently under-represented in the STEM disciplines: individuals of African American, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, and Pacific Islander descent. Internships provide training and work experience in areas such as marketing and communications, public policy, fundraising, grants administration, and information technology. Opportunities to develop professional leadership skills are also encouraged. Applicants must be enrolled in an academic program at the time of submission. Terms: Internships provide stipends of $3,500 for ten-weeks during the summer at AWIS National Headquarters in Washington D.C. The internships are full time beginning in May 2008 and ending in August 2008. Housing and transportation to and from Washington D.C. are not provided. AWIS is a national advocacy organization representing the interests of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics across all disciplines and employment sectors. AWIS creates opportunities and breaks down barriers to help each and every woman in these fields achieve her full potential. Applications should include: 1. Copy of a current resume 2. One writing sample 3. One letter of recommendation Please submit all applications electronically by MARCH 31, 2008 to: AWIS Multicultural Internship Program For more information contact: AWIS 1200 New York Ave., NW Suite 650 Washington, DC 20005 202) 326-8940