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Community Service Bulletin

May 1, 2013

Spotlight

TOMORROW: IDEAS Global Challenge Awards Celebration

We'll announce the winners of this year's competition and award up to $75,000 in implementation grants.

Thursday, May 2
6:00: Mix and Mingle | 7:00pm: Program
Building 34-101 (50 Vassar Street)

RSVP at http://mitideas.eventbrite.com/
Come celebrate this year's IDEAS teams!

One-Time Opportunities

Fellowship/Internship Opportunities

One-Time Opportunities

May 4: Rebuild Washed Out Trails to Protect Water Supply

The Fresh Pond Reservation surrounds and protects the ancient glacial pond called Fresh Pond, which has provided Cambridge with drinking water since 1852. Help rebuild water bars and switchbacks in an effort to improve Cambridge's drinking water supply since the reservation trails have been eroded by (melting) snow and rain. Of course, don't forget to also enjoy all the beauty of the reservoir!

Where: Fresh Pond Reservation, West Cambridge
When: Join Hands Day (Saturday, May 4)
9:30am - 2:30pm (rain or shine)

To sign up, call People Making a Difference at 781-963-0373.

For more information regarding the project visit:
http://www.pmd.org/popup.phtml?id=673

May 11: Support STEM Education by Completing LEGO Science Kits

Saturday, May 11, 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Where: MIT, Cambridge

LEGO science kits help students of all levels learn some of the most fundamental biological processes--DNA replication and gene expression, for example--""hands on.""
Help build, fix, and permanently glue LEGO amino acids that will go into these wonderful kits, and make sure to have fun!

To sign up for this volunteer project visit: http://s.zoomerang.com/s/pmd051113
For more information regarding the project visit: http://www.pmd.org/popup.phtml?id=674

Contact: Lori Tsuruda, lori@pmd.org, 781.963.0373

May 13:The Future of Science & Technology in International Development

Monday, May 13, 2013 – 5:30pm – 7pm
Building 34-101

On May 13, 2013, Dr. Alex Dehgan, Science and Technology Adviser to the Administrator at USAID will be giving an address entitled "The Future of Science & Technology in International Development". Dr. Dehgan will discuss the potential for science and technology to address many of international development's greatest challenges, and how USAID's new Higher Education Solution Network and MIT have the opportunity to be at the forefront of that movement. CITE and IDIN, MIT's member initiatives of the HESN will act as hosts.

Dr. Dehgan's address will be followed by a faculty panel discussion and a question-and-answer session.

June 2: AIDS Walk Boston & 5K Run

Where: DCR Hatch Memorial Shell Charles River Esplanade in Boston
Time: 7am-2pm (Volunteer shifts vary)

Calling all volunteers! Volunteering for AIDS Walk Boston & 5K Run is a great way to both support the fight against AIDS and also have some fun! Each year, AIDS Action Committee relies on hundreds of volunteers to help serve the 10,000+ attendees that participate in the AIDS Walk & 5K Run.

We are looking for talented, dedicated and hard working individuals to fill the following volunteer positions on Sunday, June 2nd:

  • Walk Course Marshals
  • Run Course Marshals
  • Crowd Control/Security
  • Finish Area Volunteers
  • Registration Volunteers
  • Cheerleaders

To sign up, please visit www.aidswalkboston.org and choose “Volunteer” as your participation type. If you can’t volunteer but would like to still participate in the event, we invite you to join us as a Walker or Runner. For more information about volunteering for AIDS Walk Boston & 5K Run 2013, please contact Sharon Glasser, AIDS Walk Volunteer Coordinator at 617.450.1520 or sglasser@aac.org.

Ongoing Opportunities

Fellowship/Internship Opportunities

Internships at Institute for Policy Studies Summer 2013

The Boston office of IPS (www.ips-dc.org) is seeking several interns and/or volunteers for Summer 2013. This cutting edge progressive think tank is celebrating 50 years of turning ideas into action (1963-2013), and the Boston office is leading some of its most ground breaking local projects. Several projects, under the umbrella of IPS's Program on Inequality and the Common Good, are seeking interns.

To apply, please email info@jamaicaplainforum.org with the name of the internship in the subject line. Please include a resume and cover letter detailing relevant experience

Internships are under the Program on Inequality and the Common Good: http://inequality.org/program-inequality-common-good/
For complete job description and details visit: http://www.idealist.org/explore/WSnkc9j8WssP/connections#listings

For more info on our programs, please visit:
http://inequality.org/program-inequality-common-good/
Institute for Policy Studies, Norheast: info@jamaicaplainforum.org http://www.idealist.org/explore/WSnkc9j8WssP/connections#listings

FIRST AmeriCorps VISTA positions

The VISTA program at FIRST strives to match an AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer to our field structure in support of teams within underserved communities. The FIRST AmeriCorps VISTA mission is to create and expand the vision of FIRST by working in areas that have been deemed underserved: lower, socio-economic communities, rural areas, and areas that have little to no support or resources to be able to easily access STEM initiatives. VISTAs work closely with all teams in their area as general support, with a strong focus in underserved populations.

Learn more about the program here: http://www.usfirst.org/community/volunteers/americorps-vista-program

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