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TRIO STEM SCHOLARS a TRIO/Student Support Services program Los Angeles Southwest College Graduate Internship Internship

Description The TRIO STEM Scholars Program at Los Angeles Southwest College is seeking a Graduate Intern for the 2011/12 academic year. The Intern will have the opportunity to: • Shadow the TRIO STEM Scholars Counselor during counseling sessions and other daily functions • Counsel TRIO STEM Scholars participants (supervised) • Facilitate and/or co-facilitate student success workshops • Assist with recruitment presentation in classrooms • Assist with various office tasks related to counseling, academic success and personal skill development • Gain experience working with students that are first generation, low-income and/or have a disability. Background on TRIO STEM Scholars at Los Angeles Southwest College TRIO STEM Scholars Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Federal TRIO Programs with a mission to provide educational advancement opportunities for underrepresented students. TRIO STEM Scholars assists students with comprehensive academic, financial aid and transfer counseling, academic assistance, financial literacy workshops/computer based training, skill development and the transfer process. TRIO STEM Scholars focuses on students who are interested in STEM careers or majors. Thus, the program provides assistance in preparing for STEM majors and careers. Supplemental services for STEM students include visits to STEM centers, STEM career workshops, identification of internship opportunities. TRIO STEM Scholars also offers Supplemental Instruction in rigorous science and mathematics courses and tutorial assistance. TRIO STEM works collaboratively with faculty in STEM to identify eligible participants and provide holistic services to increase retention, graduation, and transfer rates. The TRIO STEM Scholars offers the following services to students: • Academic, transfer, career, financial aid/scholarship counseling • Academic tutoring and Supplemental Instruction • Academic and transfer success workshops • Financial Literacy workshop/computer based training • Comprehensive college search assistance, including field trips to four-year institutions • STEM career workshops and visits to STEM Centers • Early course registration date Compensation The TRIO STEM Scholars Graduate Internship is an unpaid position. TRIO STEM Scholars will provide the Intern with training on TRIO STEM Scholars, TRIO regulations and Los Angeles Southwest College counseling. In addition, any expenses needed to prepare and present workshops or activities for TRIO participants will be covered. A temporary parking permit will be provided. The number of hours per week worked will be negotiated between the Dean of TRIO Programs and the Intern. The academic year begins August 29, 2011. How To Apply Please submit a resume and cover letter via email or regular mail expressing your interest and related experience and/or education to: Dr. Oscar Cobian Dean, Specially Funded Projects-TRIO Los Angeles Southwest College 1600 West Imperial Highway Los Angeles Southwest College Resumes will be accepted until April 30th. Interviews will be scheduled in mid May and a selection made by the end of May. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Cobian at (323) 241-5328 or via email at