Interested in summer research?

For Undergraduates:

Paid Summer 2014 Undergrad Research Opportunities:

More than 650 programs – REU and other summer research opportunities for undergrads


For Financial Support in Graduate School:

Bridge to the Doctorate, IGERT and NSF Grad Research Fellowship programs provide generous stipend and tuition support for students through the National Science Foundation.


For Postdoc opportunities:

More than 250 openings nationwide.


For NASA-supported internships, fellowships and scholarships


Finally, here is a link to a flyer for you to post or distribute.


We’d be happy to answer any questions you have and to provide your students with assistance in applying to these programs.


Thanks and best wishes,





Susie Valaitis

Senior Associate Director

Institute for Broadening Participation

Phone 207-563-5929


Dance minor – declare now!



This is a notice that if you are planning to minor in Dance (or even remotely considering a minor in Dance), and you matriculated into IUB prior to Summer 2013, your minor must be declared by December 15 in order to lock in whatever minor requirements were in place when you started. After December 15, the old (HPER/SPH) minor will no longer be an option for declaration, and we will only be able to declare the new (College) Dance minor. If you have not already declared your Dance minor and wish to do so, please email me no later than Tuesday, December 10, to ensure ample time for the submission and processing of your minor.


Please let me know if you have any questions.


Best wishes,


Kim Hinton

Academic Advisor, Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance/Classical Studies

Theatre A250

Undergraduate Teaching Assistantship Available: BIOL L104


Please consider applying for a U.T.A. position with Biol L104- Biology of the Senses during Spring 2014.

Details on undergraduate teaching assistantships and the application process are at

Biology of the Senses in a non-majors course that covers basic nervous system function and sensory systems in humans and other vertebrates.  It’s a fascinating topic and a fun course, and you’ll learn about both biology and teaching through the internship.  Note that you do not have to have taken Biol L104 to be an undergraduate teaching assistant for this course – I’m looking for someone with a strong general biology background, good work habits, enthusiasm, and good communication skills.

Please contact Dr. Laura Mojonnier (, 855-6347) with any questions, and/ or your application.

Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) Internships

We welcome University of Indiana students to participate in VSFS.  Four Bloomington students are participating this year with:


  • Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications (R/CSCC)
  • U.S. Embassy Mexico City
  • USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA)
  • U. S. Embassy Riyadh


VSFS offers U.S. citizen college students the opportunity to apply to virtually intern with the U.S. Department of State, USAID, and other foreign affairs and federal agencies.  VSFS projects may be research based, contributing to reports on issues such as human rights, economics or the environment. They may also be more technology oriented, such as working on web pages, or helping produce electronic journals. Some projects are centered around youth and student engagement.  Selected eInterns are expected to work virtually for about ten hours per week on their projects.


Projects are solicited from offices and posts in the spring and students apply to their top three projects in July.  If selected, students begin the eInternship in September and continue through the end of April.  Some students have received course credit for their work.  eInternships are unpaid and do not require a security clearance.  A list of the current year projects is here.


We have added your contact information to our university email list so you will be contacted when the next round of VSFS positions are available.  Please let us know if you have any questions.





Bridget Roddy

Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) Program Manager
Office of eDiplomacy |U.S. Department of State | Tel: 202.634.3605 | Facebook | @vsfsAtState