Academic Programs Intern

University Park Campus
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open until filled
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Vice President for Research
Sustainability Institute


Description: The SI Academic Programs intern will support the academic programs strategy, support program functions, and work on original research. Interns must be organized, write and speak clearly, and show disciplinary, extracurricular, or previous employment experience in sustainability. The Intern will begin working the first week of Fall 2017 semester. They are expected to work at least 10 hours a week during the semesters with the possibility of full-time employment over the summer. Pay is $12/hour. Duties include: Academic Programs support: Intern will update resources and assignments on The Field Guide by reaching out to faculty at Penn State and receiving updates through Google scholar and posting appropriate articles and report. Duties include emails and/or phone calls, scheduling and calendaring, and attending meetings for curricular development workshops with Penn’s Woods fellows and other faculty and public events for sustainability (films, speakers, panels, etc). Original research: To expand the competencies research and our sustainability education publications, the Intern will work on an original piece of research on public pedagogy, sustainability competencies, ecological citizenship, and/or sustainability education policy work with SI Academic Programs staff and scholars. The research and writing should be published in a peer-reviewed publication or serve a strategic priority for sustainability education. Academic strategy support: This includes emails and/or phone calls, scheduling and calendaring, and related logistical matters for Academic Programs staff and scholars as they carry out the academic programs strategy.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,104 $23,748 $31,392
B $17,712 $26,124 $34,524
C $19,152 $28,728 $38,304
D $21,072 $31,620 $42,156
E $23,604 $35,400 $47,196
F $26,436 $39,660 $52,872
G $29,136 $44,412 $59,712
H $33,192 $50,616 $68,040
I $37,848 $57,696 $77,580
J $42,444 $65,772 $89,136
K $49,236 $76,308 $103,392
L $57,120 $88,524 $119,928
M $66,240 $102,672 $139,116
N $78,168 $121,152 $164,148
O $90,768 $142,968 $195,168
P $107,124 $168,696 $230,280
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088