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WISE: Women in Science and Engineering

WISE Interns

WISE Student Internship

Attention:  We are no longer taking submissions for the 2016 intern.  Check back again in the future.  Thank you.

About WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) The Bonnie Campbell WISE Endowment is meant to "facilitate both the participation of women in science and engineering, particularly those fields in which they are insufficiently represented, and the development and preservation of knowledge about women in the science and engineering disciplines."

Mission

To encourage women to build careers in the fields of science and engineering; to advance in their careers; to preserve the story of women who have pioneered in the science and engineering disciplines; and to inform leaders and educators about the contribution that women make in these important fields.

WISE operates under the auspices of the Oviatt Library at CSUN. See http://library.csun.edu/WISE

Responsibilities of the WISE Intern

  • Serve as board secretary
    • Board meeting attendance
    • Agenda management
    • Minute taker
  • Assistance with event coordination
  • Social media management
  • Assist with fundraising
  • Follow up with potential members
  • Communication, marketing and research
    • Letter drafting
    • Outreach to schools, organizations, and/or individuals
    • Research for potential resources
  • Skills
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Organizational skills
    • Self-motivated
    • Works well with others
    • Social media skills
    • Computer fluency

Pay Rate

$17.00 per hour

Hours

  • An expected average of 15-20 hours per week.
  • Exact schedule to be determined based on Intern’s availability and WISE programing needs.

Application Process

  • Initial review of applicants for this posting will begin on August 29, 2016. 
  • Please email your CV or resume and a brief letter of interest to:

Joyclyn Dunham
Projects and Programs Supervisor
Oviatt Library
California State University, Northridge

joyclyn.dunham@csun.edu
(818) 677-2638

Our Past Interns

Nimilolu Fafowora, Fall 2015

Nimilolu Fafowora - past WISE intern."The WISE Student Internship awarded me the opportunity to better connect with my community as an engineering student. Working in WISE, with responsibilities exactly those of an intern and some administrative work—I was able to build and improve my skills for that will be vital in ANY workforce. A large part of my job was to help students at CSUN get better acquainted with WISE – informing them about what we have to offer."

"Currently a graduating senior studying mechanical engineering, I have aspirations to work with the biomedical engineering sector maybe aerospace. WISE has given me the good fortune to network in both of these fields. Working closely with professionals I was given the opportunity to talk and discuss and gain some insights into the professional world. I have not only gained valuable professional experience, but also have been fortunate enough to develop relationships and communication skills that I know will last throughout my entire career."