High School Research Initiative (HRI) *pre approval required

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The High School Research Initiative (HRI) would like to hire two UTeach interns to propel the program to the next level! Offering a dual-enrollment research course (similar to the UTeach Research Methods course), the HRI has just embarked on the fourth year of the program, which includes additional high school partners (seven partners in all). With this growth, we’d like to grow our personnel to include UTeach interns. The interns’ primary responsibilities will include:

  • Event assistance. The intern will assist in planning and hosting a number of HRI events, including a teacher recruitment event, HRI open-house event and showcase events for students. These events occur in October, April, and May.
  • Communication assistance. The intern will assist the communication needs of the HRI. In this role, the intern will communicate the latest activities of the HRI to the public, legislature, etc. Experience with multiple communication platforms (including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) is preferred.
  • Assisting the high school teachers, who are teaching the dual-enrollment course. This assistance could be in the form of assisting students in determining their open-inquiry research projects, transferring materials/reagents between campuses, facilitating classroom discussions (both at the high school campuses and via video conferences), as well as other activities to support the teachers. Candidates with a car or familiarity with the bus system are preferred.
  • Evaluation of high school student work according to the standards set by UT faculty (potential responsibility). This could potentially include the revision and/or development of new evaluation instruments, if needed.
  • Additional project-based responsibilities to maintain and grow the HRI program.    
  • *NOTE - THIS INTERNSHIP REQUIRES PRE-APPROVAL.  If interested, please contact the site supervisor (listed below) directly to set up an interview.
Desired Qualities: 

 Are you ready to work with high school science students and their science teacher? Do you enjoy project based science projects? If so, then please consider applying for the HRI internship position! The HRI is looking for responsible, enthusiastic interns to develop evaluation, communication, organization, and leadership skills that will be essential and applicable in a future classroom. UTeach students who participated in and thoroughly enjoyed their **Research Methods course** are encouraged to apply! 

Days and Times: 

For the initial training (approx. 1 mo), W 9a-2p, Th 10:30-12:30, and F 9a-4p (approx. times provided, flexible) to overlap with the supervisor. Otherwise, flexible between 8a – 4p M-F. Some work may be done remotely.

Hours Per Week: 
up to 20
UT Austin
Contact Name: 
Gwendolyn Stovall
Contact Title: 
Assistant Professor of Practice
Contact Email: 
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