Physics Unlimited is seeking motivated students (either undergraduate or graduate) to serve as our summer interns to manage the development and content of either of two upcoming events: a new prison education initiative or the existing online worldwide Explorer Competition. We also plan to establish Regional Sites at various universities. The groups of students at these Regional Sites will be at the forefront of helping expand existing programs and develop new programs in the future.
We are a small, expanding 501(c)(3) nonprofit working to promote the accessibility of physics and STEM around the world through several recurring educational events. Formed by the same co-founders who originally launched the annual Princeton University Physics Competition in 2014, our nonprofit is an independent entity whose goal is to make a tangible impact in helping very diverse audiences to appreciate and learn physics. We provide opportunities for students to demonstrate their knowledge and ingenuity in tackling problems focused on concepts that range from traditional subfields in physics to present-day, groundbreaking research. We already partner with entities in several countries, and we aspire to become a global one-stop hub enriching high school-level students of all backgrounds with the material they need to help position them on a path to success.
*Please specify the name of your University or organization and include your level of affiliation, along with your (brief) application info describing/demonstrating why you would be a good fit. All styles are acceptable, but please be sure that any attachments are in PDF format only. These roles are open to undergraduate or graduate students at any accredited institutions of higher education.
Multiple roles for the Explorer Competition (our worldwide, week-long research-based online competition that occurs in the fall of each year). You may be located in any part of the globe to take on these roles.
Content creator: help design the content of the competition over the summer
Judge: reading and judging student research paper submissions (the time commitment can be tailored to your availability)
Volunteer: miscellaneous tasks, including communication/outreach, to ensure the Explorer Competition is a success
Multiple roles for new Regional Sites. (If you are interested in one of the roles below, we encourage you to find a peer at your prospective site and apply together for two different roles, helping to ensure that the site is more likely to launch sooner. Regional Sites will operate autonomously under a shared set of standards.)
Outreach Chair and Physics Unlimited Liaison
Multiple roles for the new prison initiative
Curriculum developer: spearhead the development of a program to enable incarcerated learners (beginning with those in the greater Boston area) learn concepts in physics-related topics through a series of workshops
Workshop volunteers: volunteer by teaching topics outlined by the curriculum developer to incarcerated students in a pre-release center.
Undergraduate or graduate student
All majors welcome to apply; preference given to physics, mathematics, or engineering majors
Self-motivated and a team player
Motivated to expand exposure to physics
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: roles with more responsibilities may be compensated, TBD on a case-by-case basis
About Physics Unlimited
Physics Unlimited provides opportunities for students to learn physics while exhibiting their problem solving skills. This includes overseeing domestic and international chapters that organize educational events at institutions of higher education. The primary mission of our non-profit organization is to extend access to physics and STEM for students anywhere. Our board consists of 6 volunteers who currently work in both academia and industry.
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