Environmental Chemistry Laboratory Internship

Utah Public Health Lab


Environmental Chemistry Laboratory Internship

 

 

Application Deadline: April 7, 2022
Anticipated Start Date: May 23, 2022
Anticipated End Date: July 15, 2022 2022
Hours/Week:  10-20 hours/week                                                                                                                                                  Work Schedule: Hours must be completed between 8:00 am-6:00 pm M-F.                                                                    Work Location: 4431 S 2700 W, Taylorsville, UT 84129
Compensation from host organization: none
Company Website: https://uphl.utah.gov/

Program Requirements:

  • Must have completed at least 30 credit hours by the internship start date
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Must be a declared major in the College of Science or a recent graduate

Additional Requirements for This Position:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel

Position Description:

Intern positions will be responsible for assisting in the testing of environmental samples for various contaminants. Responsibilities may include sample preparation using EPA or Standard Methods preparation/extraction procedures and sample analysis using HPLC, IC, ICP, FIA, pH, conductivity, turbidity, and/or gravimetric instrumentation. Incumbents may also review and prepare reports and assist with data analysis. Successful internship candidates will comply with the laboratory quality assurance program and all laboratory safety practices.

Additional Information:

This internship is part of the Facilitated Internship Program.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for the Career Exploration Scholarship.

Contact the internship coordinator at jacqueline.broida@utah.edu with any questions about the position, program, or scholarship.

Seismograph Machine Learning Intern

University of Utah Seismograph Stations (UUSS)


Seismograph Machine Learning Intern

 

 

Application Deadline: March 10, 2022
Anticipated Start Date: mid-May, 2022
Anticipated End Date: mid-August 2022
Hours/Week: about 15 hours/week                                                                                                                                                  Work Schedule:Specific day-to-day hours are flexible based on the applicant's university schedule.                              Work Location: Main campus
Compensation from host organization: none
Company Website: https://quake.utah.edu/

Program Requirements:

  • Must have completed at least 30 credit hours by the internship start date
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Must be a declared major in the College of Science or a recent graduate

Additional Requirements for This Position:

  • Must have a major in mathematics or physics
  • At least one computer science course or applicable experience

Position Description:

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations (UUSS) has an opening for an undergraduate intern in the summer of 2022. The project involves helping to train a machine-learning algorithm to automatically detect and locate tiny earthquakes that occur in the Yellowstone volcanic area. These earthquakes are too numerous to be identified and characterized with conventional methods that require human intervention, yet they provide important clues about the fault architecture and geodynamics of the Yellowstone volcanic system. The project will focus on a new seismic dataset generated by the temporary deployment of hundreds of seismometers throughout the Yellowstone region in the summer of 2021. The intern will learn how to pick arrival times of seismic waves and compare those labels to the predictions from an existing machine learning model trained with seismic data from permanent seismic stations around the world. Based on these results, the intern will assist in retraining the machine learning model to improve its performance in detecting earthquakes on data recorded by temporary, dense, regional deployments of seismometers. The project requires a strong background or interest in math, physics, and computing. Experience or interest in geophysics is preferred.

Additional Information:

This internship is part of the Facilitated Internship Program.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for the Career Exploration Scholarship.

Contact the internship coordinator at jacqueline.broida@utah.edu with any questions about the position, program, or scholarship.

Biotechnology Intern

Echelon Biosciences Inc


Biotechnology Intern

 

 

Application Deadline: April 7, 2022
Anticipated Start Date: May, 2022
Anticipated End Date: August 2022
Hours/Week: 15 hrs/wk for 12 weeks. Hours can be increased to meet class and/or university requirements            Work Schedule:Specific day to day hours are flexible based on the applicant's university schedule. Hours must be completed during normal working hours M-F 8am-6pm                                                                                                        Work Location: Research Park, Utah
Compensation from host organization: none
Company Website: https://www.echelon-inc.com/

Program Requirements:

  • Must have completed at least 30 credit hours by the internship start date
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Must be a declared major in the College of Science or a recent graduate

Additional Requirements for This Position:

  • Must have a major or minor in Biology or Chemistry OR a related College of Science major (ex. Biomedical Physics)
  • Must have junior or senior standing at the time of application (at least 60 completed college credits, which can include transfer credit, AP test credit, etc.)
  • Must have completed introductory science coursework (ex. BIOL 1210/1610, CHEM 1210, or equivalent) and be enrolled in upper-level science courses.

Position Description:

Echelon Biosciences is a biologic reagents company based in Salt Lake City, UT. We are seeking applications for our Internship Program from qualified and highly motivated university students that are interested in pursuing a career in biotechnology and related fields.

Our program’s goal is to encourage young, aspiring scientists by providing them with a unique environment within the biotechnology sector for project-based training.

Successful applicants will be assigned a project mentor based on the applicant's stated goals and knowledgebase. Successful applicants may be asked to assist with a variety of activities ranging from basic product quality procedures to product research and development.

General application guidelines are as follows:

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a relevant degree program related to the Biological Sciences or Chemistry
  • Applicants must be able to commit to a specified workload of at least half-time*
  • Must have completed science course pre-requisites and be enrolled in upper-level courses; minimum two years of completed course work in total
  • Applicants will also be expected to have good organizational and time management skills

*Time commitment is flexible based on the credit requirements for an applicant’s course and/or university, though the suggested minimum for this requirement would be 15 hrs./week for 12 weeks.

Desired Skills:

  • Basic lab bench skills - pipetting, sample handling, lab safety

Additional Information:

This internship is part of the Facilitated Internship Program.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for the Career Exploration Scholarship.

Contact the internship coordinator at jacqueline.broida@utah.edu with any questions about the position, program, or scholarship.

Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Intern

Mosquito Abatement District- Davis


Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Intern

 

 

Application Deadline: March 16, 2022
Anticipated Start Date: May 9, 2022
Anticipated End Date: end-August 2022
Hours/Week: 40 hours a week
Work Schedule: 6 - 4 Monday - Thursday.  As an intern we expect you to be working 32-40 hours a week but we also understand your other commitments and will accommodate flexibility within reason.
Work Location: Davis County, Utah
Compensation from host organization: $14/hour
Company Website: https://www.davismosquito.org/

Program Requirements:

  • Must have completed at least 30 credit hours by the internship start date
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Must be a declared major in the College of Science or a recent graduate

Additional Requirements for This Position:

  • Completion of at least two courses in computer science, analytics, statistics, or related coursework

Position Description:

Under general direction of the GIS Manager and Director, conducts unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) mosquito larval control applications. Collects and receives shape files and data from GPS equipment and field operations for UAS applications. Conduct a research project pertaining to UAS mosquito control application. Intern will gain an understanding and knowledge in mosquito abatement and vector control, with experience in handling various activities and assignments throughout the full range of services performed by a mosquito abatement district.

  • Conducts unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) mosquito larval control applications. Including transporting, set up, creating maps, and unloading material for UAV applications for larval and adult mosquito control.
  • Assist in preparing maps for aerial spray application and submit to system.
  • Imports collected GPS field data into a GIS database. Helps maintains the GIS database to ensure data accuracy.
  • Prepares weekly reports based on collected data to be used as a tool in mosquito abatement efforts.
  • Conduct a research project on UAS mosquito control applications.
  • Performs related duties as assigned including fieldwork to verify efforts.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience in general UAV operation. An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job as list above.
  • Excellent technical writing and database management skills. With a working knowledge of computer networking and systems administration.
  • Ability to obtain a Non-Commercial Pesticide Applicators License, in public health from the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food, within 3 weeks of hire date.
  • Proficiency in multiple computer applications but should specifically possess skills in database management systems.
  • Ability to interpret data and spatial attributes of data.
  • Working knowledge of cartography and map design best practices, preferred.

Additional Information:

This internship is part of the Facilitated Internship Program.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for the Career Exploration Scholarship.

Contact the internship coordinator at jacqueline.broida@utah.edu with any questions about the position, program, or scholarship.

Biologist Technician Intern

Mosquito Abatement District- Davis


Biologist Technician Intern

 

 

Application Deadline: March 16, 2022
Anticipated Start Date: May 9, 2022
Anticipated End Date: end-August 2022
Hours/Week: 40 hours a week
Work Schedule: Varies. As is the nature of fieldwork, do not expect a 9-5 Monday- Friday schedule. As an intern we expect you to be working 32-40 hours a week but we also understand your other commitments and will accommodate flexibility within reason.
Work Location: Davis County, Utah
Compensation from host organization: $14/hour
Company Website: https://www.davismosquito.org/

Program Requirements:

  • Must have completed at least 30 credit hours by the internship start date
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Must be a declared major in the College of Science or a recent graduate

Additional Requirements for This Position:

  • Biology or related major
  • Completion of at least one laboratory class before the start of the internship

Position Description:

The biologist intern will work with the lab manager to perform surveillance analysis, RNA extractions and real-time PCR on mosquito pools, looking for West Nile, St. Louis Encephalitis and Western Equine Encephalitis viruses. Under the direction of the lab manager, the biologist intern will assist in all lab operations, including but not limited to mosquito surveillance, real-time PCR of mosquito pools, record keeping, data analysis and a mosquito related research project of intern’s choice.

  • Assist in the identification and cataloging of mosquito trap collections.
  • Assist in managing the surveillance program as needed.
  • Assist in preparing mosquito pools for real-time PCR processing.
  • Assist in running real-time PCR.
  • Help maintain accurate records.

Desired Skills:

  • Have a valid Utah driver’s license.
  • Be able to obtain a non-commercial pesticide applicators license from the Utah Department of Agriculture within 4 weeks of hire.
  • Current knowledge of laboratory procedures.
  • Good communication skills.

Additional Information:

This internship is part of the Facilitated Internship Program.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for the Career Exploration Scholarship.

Contact the internship coordinator at jacqueline.broida@utah.edu with any questions about the position, program, or scholarship.

AtlasRTX Intern

AtlasRTX


AtlasRTX Intern

 

 

Application Deadline: Applications accepted on a rolling basis, Priority application deadline March 15, 2022
Anticipated Start Date: May, 2022
Anticipated End Date: August, 2022, end date subject to change based on intern's and host organization's schedules
Hours/Week: full-time and part-time internships available
Work Schedule: Hours can be flexible. Must be able to work some Saturdays
Work Location: Park City, Utah
Compensation from host organization: Full-time internships are paid. The host organization does not offer compensation for part-time internships
Company Website: https://atlasrtx.com/

Program Requirements:

  • Must have completed at least 30 credit hours by the internship start date
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Must be a declared major in the College of Science or a recent graduate

Additional Requirements for This Position:

  • Completed at least one course in statistics, computer science, or data science OR submission of relevant analytics or data science project (can be a personal project)

Position Description:

Based in the beautiful mountains of Park City, Utah, AtlasRTX is revolutionizing how companies engage their customers and stakeholders using AI, mobile messaging, and machine translation to create modern customer experiences. AtlasRTX helps identify key opportunities, leveraging our technology, to reach customers more efficiently and effectively.

AtlasRTX is passionate about creating a diverse environment. We encourage applications from candidates of every race, color, religion, gender, identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.

We are proud of our co-founder team culture that prioritizes inclusion, kindness, and achievement. We give deserving people a chance to make a difference, and invest in growing them personally & professionally. Our culture is our advantage. #CoFounderCulture.

Interns will be mentored within our organization and fully immersed into our #CoFounderCulture where they will work directly with our team members to assist in various projects throughout the stages of product operations, development, design as well as data reporting and analytics. The ideal candidates will encompass the FOUR H’s of AtlasRTX, Happy, Humble, Hungry, and Horsepower!

Desired Skills:

  • Excited about technology, have a strong interest in learning about and playing with the latest technologies, and building compelling web applications and UI
  • Proficient in Excel (formulas/macros)
  • Basic knowledge of statistical and data science approaches
  • Participation in data science and/or analytics project a plus (this may include visualizations, presentations, reports, etc.)
  • Professional written and oral communication skills
  • Detail oriented with a demonstrated ability to deliver in scope and on time
  • Work well in teams, respecting and welcoming ideas from colleagues
  • Can meet deadlines and manage projects autonomously

Additional Information:

This internship is part of the Facilitated Internship Program.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for the Career Exploration Scholarship.

Contact the internship coordinator at jacqueline.broida@utah.edu with any questions about the position, program, or scholarship.

EcoGarden Manager

TreeUtah


EcoGarden Manager

 

 

Application Deadline: April 7, 2022
Anticipated Start Date: Mid-May, 2022
Anticipated End Date: early-August, 2022, end date subject to change based on intern's and host organization's schedules
Hours/Week: 5-10 hours/week
Work Schedule: Hours can be flexible. Must be able to work some Saturdays
Work Location: 824 S 400 W B121 Salt Lake CIty UT 84101
Compensation from host organization: none
Company Website: https://treeutah.org/

Program Requirements:

  • Must have completed at least 30 credit hours by the internship start date
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Must be a declared major in the College of Science or a recent graduate

Additional Requirements for This Position:

  • None

Position Description:

Research, design and implement community volunteer events at TreeUtah’s EcoGarden, a permaculture orchard next to the Day-Riverside Library in Rose Park. Previous events include garden maintenance, harvest parties, plantings, mason bee workshops, and tree pruning workshops. TreeUtah staff will offer support, office space, tools, supplies, and event promotion to EcoGarden Manager, but the EM will have independence and autonomy in developing and maintaining the EcoGarden.

Desired Skills:

  • Some gardening knowledge
  • Interest to learn about permaculture

Additional Information:

This internship is part of the Facilitated Internship Program.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for the Career Exploration Scholarship.

Contact the internship coordinator at jacqueline.broida@utah.edu with any questions about the position, program, or scholarship.

TreeUtah Intern

TreeUtah


TreeUtah Intern

 

Application Deadline: April 7, 2022
Anticipated Start Date: Mid-May, 2022
Anticipated End Date: early-August, 2022, end date subject to change based on intern's and host organization's schedules
Hours/Week: 5-10hours/week
Work Schedule:
Work Location: 824 S 400 W B121 Salt Lake CIty UT 84101
Compensation from host organization: none
Company Website: https://treeutah.org/

Program Requirements:

  • Must have completed at least 30 credit hours by the internship start date
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Must be a declared major in the College of Science or a recent graduate

Additional Requirements for This Position:

  • None

Position Description:

TreeUtah seeks an intern to assist with daily operations, including assisting with our community tree plantings and/or tree planting education programs at elementary schools.

Desired Skills:

  • Interest in science education and engagement
  • Self-motivated person who likes to take a project & run with it
  • Experience/interest in working with children is a plus
  • Excellent communication skills

Additional Information:

This internship is part of the Facilitated Internship Program.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for the Career Exploration Scholarship.

Contact the internship coordinator at jacqueline.broida@utah.edu with any questions about the position, program, or scholarship.

Spintronics

An Introduction to Spintronics


Christoph Boehme

Professor Christoph Boehme joined the University of Utah in 2006. His research is focused on the exploration of spin-dependent electronic processes in condensed matter. The goal of his work is to develop sensitive coherent spin motion detection schemes for small spin ensembles that are needed for spintronics, but also quantum information and general-materials spectroscopy applications.

He received the U’s Distinguished Scholarly and Creative Research Award in 2018 for his contributions and scientific breakthroughs in electron spin physics and his leadership in the field of spintronics.

Q: WHAT IS SPINTRONICS?

Modern information technology takes advantage of spintronics (or spin transport electronics) to use the minuscule magnetic fields that emanate from the spin of electrons (similar to the way electronics utilizes the electric charge of electrons) to represent information and to develop faster, smaller information-processing devices that can increase memory or processing capabilities that use less energy or that enable any combination of these improvements.

Conventional digital electronics represent binary information (think 1s and 0s) by the presence of an absence of charge, i.e., electrons in conductive materials. In spintronics devices, information is represented in another way—their spin direction (think up or down). Spintronics, in contrast to electronics, doesn’t require moving electrons around when a 1 is changed to a 0, so it requires less energy. Spin is related to magnetism, so spintronics uses the magnetism of electrons to represent information.

Diagram of spintronics measuring techniques

Illustration of a Spintronic device.

If you’ve ever done the old science experiment of turning a nail into a magnet by repeatedly dragging a magnet along its length, then you’ve already dabbled in spintronics. The magnet transfers information to the nail by aligning the spin of its electrons to the magnetization of the magnet. The trick is then transporting, manipulating, i.e., writing information into spins and, most of all, reading spin information out of spin memory, all of which requires devices and materials with finely tuned properties. The approach pursued in the Boehme group is to study the suitability of various carbon-based semiconductor materials for spintronics device applications.

Q. WHAT MAKES THE U A LEADER IN SPINTRONICS?

For more than a decade, physicists in the Department of Physics & Astronomy have focused on the exploration of spin-dependent electronic processes in condensed matter. Their research has yielded a number of significant discoveries, and their work continues to advance knowledge and understanding of the field.

Q: WHY IS THE PHYSICS SRI PROGRAM IMPORTANT?

Sometimes the most important learning happens by doing. Having an experience in a laboratory-centered, team-based, interdisciplinary environment can give students the skills to succeed as well as access to other opportunities.

Students who participate in the Physics SRI program leave campus with more than a cool college experience; they graduate with the technical expertise to rise to the top of a competitive job market. A physics degree from the U can be a pipeline to Utah’s STEM-based economy. Choosing to participate in the SRI is a great way to forge a path to a rewarding career and an opportunity to enjoy a well-paying job.

The current Department of Physics & Astronomy Spintronics SRI Stream has six undergraduate students under the direction of Dr. Christoph Boehme. Research can be performed for credit, and scholarship opportunities are available.

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Paul Ricketts

Paul Ricketts


Swan Nebula

Blue Snowball Nebula

Orion Nebula

Your Guide to the Nighttime Sky

Astronomy has a special place with many, including the Physics & Astronomy Department! We love helping the community explore the stars and learn more about the universe around them. Paul Ricketts and his team of AstronomUrs gather every Wednesday night at the South Physics Observatory.

Paul has been with the U's Physics & Astronomy Department since 2005, directing the South Physics Building telescopes and other astronomy projects. He also has helped build a new observatory in southern Utah. We asked Paul for his thoughts about his programs and astronomy.

Q: What do you enjoy most about directing your program?

The best things are working with so many people to bring science into the world and seeing the reactions of people in all levels and walks of life.

Q: What is your favorite memory/story of your program(s)?

No single memory stands out—it's more like a collection of experiences that build on and are included in everything I do now. There are too many stories to share just one—to understand the stories, you need to experience some of the work we do.

Q: What is your favorite object to observe?

Once again, there are no singular objects that I enjoy more than others but a few are worth seeing: the Swan Nebula, Whirlpool Galaxy, Orion Nebula, and the Blue Snowball Nebula with the 32” telescope at the Willard Eccles Observatory in southern Utah. The Swan and Orion are the closest views I can imagine experiencing in real life that are similar to what you’d see in detail, without color, to images from the Hubble Telescope.

Q: What's the best way for a student to contact you if they're interested in your programs?

The easiest way is to find me on Wednesday night is at the Star Parties, or email at paul.ricketts@astro.utah.edu.
If you're interested in Star Parties check out the website for the South Physics Observatory.
If you're interested in the AstronomUrs and Outreach, check out their website.

First published @ physics.utah.edu