Program Assistants (PAs) for the MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP) are responsible for working closely with the MSRP Director and Assistant Director of Diversity Initiatives to provide mentorship and facilitate a positive research experience for approximately 50 interns. PAs meet with interns to provide assistance and mentoring, and to assist them with various program requirements including scientific posters, abstracts and research papers. Applications are due Friday, December 20th, 2013 at 5:00pm. Direct questions to Monica Orta, Assistant Director, Diversity Initiatives & MIT Summer Research Program, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The program is scheduled to run from June 8 to August 9, 2014. PAs are expected to fully participate in the Summer Program, with a time commitment during the summer of approximately 20 hours per week. There will be 5 mandatory meetings and trainings throughout the spring. Additionally, PAs must be available for the duration of the program, the first and last week in particular. All MIT graduate students are eligible for this position. Strong organization and communication skills, knowledge of presentation skills and techniques (including PowerPoint), as well as experience teaching and/or mentoring undergraduates are required. PAs must be able to comfortably and effectively interact with students from a variety of ethnic, social and geographic backgrounds. The compensation is a $5,000 stipend for 10 weeks, paid weekly.