Graduate Student Fellowship Opportunity 2011-2012
The UC Berkeley Natural History Museum's GK-12 project, Exploring California Biodiversity, is accepting fellowship applications for the 2011-2012 school year. Four fellows will be selected, two to work as partners in local Bay Area classrooms, and two to work with Truckee 5th graders in our Sagehen program. Fellows will spend a year working with K-12 students (primarily 5th and 7th grade) teaching about biodiversity and the process of science. The curriculum for the year will be developed by the fellows in collaboration with participating teachers and project staff. Fellows will gain valuable teaching and communication experience as well as the satisfaction of enriching science offerings in K-12 schools.
Duration and stipend: Duration of the appointment is July 1, 2011June 30, 2012. Fellowship stipend is $30,000/year plus student fees for the fellowship year.
Qualifications: Graduate students should be in the 2nd year of graduate study or higher. Some experience with field work, natural history collections and/or bioinformatics, as well as experience as a GSI (or other teaching) would be advantageous.
To apply: For details on how to apply see GK-12 Graduate Student Fellow Responsibilities 2011-2012 and GK-12 Graduate Student Fellowship Application 2011-2012.
Submit application materials by April 20, 2011. Note: If all positions
are not filled, we will consider applications after April 15contact Betsy
Mitchell if you have questions about submitting a late application. After
we have reviewed the applications we will contact you to set up an interview.
Interviews will be held in late April.
Current and past fellows would be happy to talk to you about their experience with the program (you can find their names on the website, or contact the project coordinator).
Further questions may be directed to project coordinator, Betsy Mitchell via e-mail or call 643-7426.