Opportunities for NIU Students
DestinationImagiNation - Volunteer Opportunity
Volunteers sign up for morning or afternoon shifts to provide tournament support, such as directing foot traffic, timing events, and monitoring event access. No STEM experince needed! Students can sign up here!
Camp Staff - Paid Positions
We are now accepting applications for various summer residential and day camp staff. Check out this year's camp schedules and topics. Previous experience in camps or educational settings is desired, but not required. We will consider applications as we receive them, so it is to your advantage to apply early. The following paid positions are available--
- Instructors: help facilitate labs and lessons and work primarily during the day
- Counselors: assist instructors during the day and are responsible for evening activities and dorm supervision overnight
Huskie Service Scholars (HSS) - Partial Tuition Waivers
We need a team of responsible Huskie Service Scholars to help spread the word to young people that science, technology, engineering, and math are critical to their futures. NIU STEM Outreach is a HSS partner for NIU's 2012-2013 academic year.
Team members will satisfy their service requirements by working directly with children and teens at outreach events; performing manual labor in preparation for events; constructing and maintaining displays; and researching and writing materials for teachers, parents, and young people.
Peer Mentor Preferred Qualifications
- Junior STEM major who has been at NIU for at least one year
- Demonstrated responsibility
- Experience working with tools
- Experience working with children or teens in a camp or educational setting
Mentors can expect to work three Saturdays each month at STEM Outreach programs and additional hours throughout the week that will total 300 hours for the academic year. Huskie Service Scholars receive a partial tuition waiver for their efforts.
We are also seeking three HHS Fellows for our team. Fellows must be freshman or first-semester transfer students at NIU in Fall 2012. Fellows should be open to pursuing a STEM major and must meet the requirements detailed at http://niu.edu/engagedlearning/service/huskie_service_scholars.shtml.
STEMfest - Every October
Our largest on-campus event requires hundreds of volunteers to make the day a success. Wield a hammer or sling some slime. Come in costume, or not, and help more than 4000 visitors learn to love science.
There are plenty of jobs to go around, whether or not your major is in science.
- Set up
- Tear down
- Staffing the event
Other opportunities throughout the year
- Assist with badge nights for local scouting groups
- Assist with demonstration programs
- Construct new demos and displays
- Help with afterschool engineering clubs
- Mentor middle school students
To volunteer, contact Pati Sievert at firstname.lastname@example.org with “volunteer” as the subject. In the body of the email, state your name, major, and how you would like to volunteer. Also include information on days or evenings you are available and how much time you are willing to contribute; i.e., 4 hours per week or 2 days per semester.