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Work with SLI

Interested in a job with the Science Learning Institute? Want to get more involved behind the scenes to help move the mission of the Science Learning Institute forward? Come join us! The Science Learning Institute has work and service leadership opportunities for current students, alumni, and community members. Read on!

SLI STEM Impact Team

The SLI STEM Impact Team is a formation of Foothill College students interested in advising, supporting, and initiating change efforts at Foothill and in the local communities to increase participation, retention, and persistence in STEM disciplines and in the career pipeline of underrepresented groups in STEM, namely Black, Latinx and Pacific Islander individuals and women as well as individuals from low-income backgrounds and who are first generation college goers.  This is a paid position. 

SLI STEM Impact Fellows are students who have an interest in diversity and equity in STEM. You don’t need to be a STEM major to be part of this group, but it helps if you have taken a STEM course at Foothill College (STEM = science, technology, engineering, and math). 

There are two tiers to this group:

    • Paid Fellow position - SLI will be recruiting 5 Foothill students in the 2022-23 school year to serve in these paid roles.
    • Volunteer positions - the core group of paid Fellows will recruit volunteers to support the STEM Impact Team's work.

The STEM Impact Team is now open for applications!

Apply Now!

Deadline to apply: Thursday, June 30, 2022

Roles and Responsibilities

SLI STEM Impact Team Fellows will

  • Act as ambassadors and spokespeople for SLI and the mission of diversifying STEM. Examples include
    • presenting in classes about SLI resources
    • tabling about SLI and our resources on campus
    • presenting in front of SLI donors and funders
    • presenting workshops for children, youth, and families in local communities
    • being an active presence in the SLI Discord server, SLI Instagram, and other social media outlets to promote SLI activities and mission
  • Propose and initiate their own projects in the name of SLI and see them through from development to implementation. An example is the SLI STEMaTHON.

Provide feedback and input to the SLI director on initiatives being developed, including programs, grant proposals, on and off campus activities and events, and partnerships.

Commitment

STEM Impact Team Fellows will

  • Make a yearlong commitment
  • Commit to weekly meetings as a full team to
    • Engage in shared learning and professional development on topics related to STEM diversity.
    • Develop and check in on workplans.
    • Provide feedback and input to matters brought to the table by the SLI Director.
  • Commit to serving on and co-leading a subcommittee working on an issue or project with other Fellows and recruited volunteers.
  • Make at least two presentations during the year to relevant audiences about SLI’s work on STEM diversity.
  • Commit to attending any STEM Impact Team-organized events as well as SLI-organized events.

Overall, the estimated commitment will be about 6 – 7 hours per week. These hours will consist of the following weekly activities:

  • Hour and fifteen minute team meetings
  • 30-45 minute check in with the SLI director
  • 2 – 3 hours of independent work related to outreach and projects
  • 1 – 2 hours in subcommittee meetings and working sessions with other Fellows and recruited volunteers

Eligibility and Selection

  • You should have an interest in diversity and equity in STEM. You don’t need to be a STEM major to be part of this group, but it helps if you have taken a STEM course at Foothill College (STEM = science, technology, engineering, and math).
  • You should be able to make the full commitment.
  • If you have interest or experience in any of the following, that’s a plus:
    • Community engagement and partnership development
    • STEM exposure and exploration activities with children and youth
    • Presentations for audiences – demonstrations, workshops, didactic lessons
    • Social justice education, anti-racism and anti-oppression training
  • All are encouraged to apply, especially if you are part of a group that is underrepresented in STEM.
  • Preference will be given If you have engaged with any SLI programs, such as PRE-STEM, STEM internships, or attended events.
  • All applications will be reviewed, and those meeting the eligibility criteria will be invited for an interview with the selection committee which will consist of the SLI director and outgoing STEM Impact Team Fellows.

Benefits to You

  • Development of your leadership skills and experience.
  • Experience working on a team committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM.
  • Mentorship from the SLI Director and from your peers.
  • Expansion of your network through community and partner engagement in SLI’s work.
  • Opportunity to be part of positive change efforts at Foothill College.

For downloadable PDF overview of the STEM Impact Team Fellow position, click here

MEET THE 2021-22 SLI-SIT!

Summer 2022 Jobs

These positions are filled!

Student Position : SLI Summer Leadership Fellow

This position is an internship with SLI through the SLI STEM Summer Internship Program. 

The SLI Summer Leadership Fellow will support the PRE-STEM Summer Institute (7/18 - 8/5) which is a pre-college program for incoming STEM Foothill students which will be in-person at Foothill this summer.

The role will involve organizing college readiness workshops, serving as a peer mentor for students working on data science social impact projects, and working with the whole institute team to build a supportive community for the participants.

It’s a great opportunity to build your leadership skills, use your knowledge of being a student at Foothill, and make a difference in the lives of students coming to Foothill who want to major in a STEM discipline. You will receive training before the program starts as well have planning time to get ready for the summer institute.

Pay: $3400

Term of internship: 8 weeks total from 6/20 - 8/12/22. Hours during spring quarter will be minimal (about 5 hours per week), then increase to about 30 - 40 hours per week during the month of July and first week of August and then taper off to 15 hours per week for the last week. 

Apply through the SLI summer internship program

Data Science Facilitator

This position is a Temporary Employment opportunity with SLI for summer 2022. 

Please read the job description to understand the role. 

Pay: $33.65/ hour up to $7,000

Term of employment: May 15 - August 12, 2022

We are looking for someone with facilitation experience, skills in data science, and interest in social impact and social justice as it relates to technology. 

Fill out this online application. If your skills and experience meet the eligibility requirements, you will be contacted for an interview. 

SLI Summer Institute Program Coordinator

This position is a Temporary Employment opportunity with SLI for summer 2022. 

Please read the job description to understand the role. 

Pay: $33.65/ hour up to $7,000

Term of employment: June 1 - August 12, 2022

We are looking for someone with program coordination experience, experience with college preparation and college readiness knowledge, experience working with groups, and interest in social impact and social justice as it relates to technology. 

Fill out this online application. If your skills and experience meet the eligibility requirements, you will be contacted for an interview. 

 

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Questions?
Please email me!

Sophia Kim, Director Science Learning Institute

kimsophia@fhda.edu


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