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Council on Undergraduate Research

Learning Through Research

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Summer Intern Position
Application Deadline: May 16, 2014
Submit to: Mary Pat Twomey,
The Council on Undergraduate Research seeks a paid General Services Intern, from a CUR member institution.
The position is available immediately. This position will prepare college students for entry into an office
environment, especially fitting to those interested in the world of nonprofits and higher education, through the
understanding of the organizations functions to include theory and practical application of attained knowledge.
A small staff of eight people works together to provide a very large output of services. The General Services
Intern will work directly to support the activities of the whole staff including the responsibilities below and other
duties as assigned. This individual must take initiative to ensure that all projects, including collective
assignments, are completed in a professional and timely manner and with organizational priority in mind.
Strong written and oral communication and organizational skills, along with an attention to detail are necessary
traits to succeed in this role. You will also need to be proficient in MS-Office products and have experience
using web-based communication tools (websites, email, social networking).
The ideal candidate is a rising junior that is able to commit 15-25 hours a week during the summer. It is our
hope that the successful candidate would be open to multiple terms, continuing during the fall and spring
academic semesters and/or working over breaks up to a full-time basis.
Possible areas of responsibility and duties will include:
Membership/ Communications Support:
Preparing materials and mailings including daily correspondence and large-scale bulk mailings by
printing, duplication, and assembling mailings;
Researching contact information for prospective members;
Sending bulk email messages and then processing returned emails;
Assisting with updates to association database for membership information.
Conferences, Meetings & Event Support:
Preparing materials as directed including nametag preparation and sorting;
Researching contact information for prospective meeting attendees;
Attending staff meetings;
Assisting with updates to association database for meetings information.
General Office Support
Assisting with ongoing scanning and archiving projects;
Web research for student opportunities will entail searching the web and putting out calls to members
for research opportunities, journals, presentation opportunities, other student resources, and posting
on the web;
Web research for statements on undergraduate research and mentions of CUR or undergraduate
Council on Undergraduate Research
Learning Through Research

734 15
St. NW, Suite 550 Washington, DC 20005 p: 202.783.4810 f: 202.783.4811 Page |
The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) and its affiliated colleges, universities, and individuals share a
focus on providing undergraduate research opportunities for faculty and students at all institutions serving
undergraduate students. CUR believes that faculty members enhance their teaching and contribution to society
by remaining active in research and by involving undergraduates in research, and that students are more
successful as undergraduates if they are involved in undergraduate research. CUR is a grassroots organization
whose principal support comes from its dues-paying individual and institutional members. Together, they
represent nearly 700 colleges and universities. Most of our institutional members are private and public liberal
arts colleges and comprehensive universities, although our membership does include faculty and administrators
from community colleges and research universities with a strong emphasis on undergraduate education.
Interested parties should send a resume, cover letter and references to Mary Pat Twomey at for immediate consideration.