Monday, March 30, 2015

Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy

The University of Illinois at Chicago and UI LABS Present the 5th Annual
Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy

In partnership with Argonne National Laboratory; Clean Energy Trust; Energy Policy Institute at Chicago (University of Chicago); Institute for Sustainability & Energy at Northwestern (Northwestern University); Loyola University; Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (Illinois Institute of Technology)

The SISE Program
The Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) is a two-week intensive workshop and lecture series for students and professionals.  From August 6-18, a diverse body of participants will engage a broad spectrum of energy and sustainability-related topics through daily presentations, collaborative projects, mentoring activities, site visits, and networking opportunities with leading research institutions and companies in the digital technology and energy sectors. The issues presented will be of interest to scientists, economists, political scientists, urban planners, engineers, architects, and entrepreneurs. Graduates leave as thoughtful and informed global citizens with a firm foundation and expanded network for careers in sustainability, energy, and smart technology and infrastructure.

2015 Theme: Digital Rebirth
Digital technology now allows us to capture the dynamics of entire systems, from manufacturing lines to the electricity grid to the flow of people, cars, water, and waste. Given the need to service concentrated population clusters, cities in particular can take advantage of digital technology and the Internet of Things to improve systems delivering energy, water, and transportation. Yet this requires addressing such challenges as retrofitting or replacing aging infrastructure, data collection and management, privacy issues, cybersecurity risks, and the formation of new business and financing models.

SISE will 1) explore the crossroads of digital manufacturing, smart cities, and energy; 2) dive deep into specific applications such as smart grid and the connected vehicle; and 3) theorize how these innovations can usher in a more sustainable future. Topics will revolve around integration; sourcing and use of supply; reduction of waste; energy and resource demands; big data collection and use; anticipation, reaction, and adaptation to the unexpected; and sensors, connectivity, and cybersecurity.

Now Accepting Applications
Admission into the program is highly competitive, drawing from a national pool of applicants. Applicants accepted into the program can expect to receive lodging support for the duration of the 2-week program and some meals on weekdays. Many will receive partial support for travel costs.

Senior-level undergraduates (as of the fall of 2014), graduate students, and professionals working in the fields of sustainability and energy who are living, working, or studying in the United States are eligible to apply. An online application form, a resume, and three letters of reference are required. Applications will be accepted through July 1, 2015. More information is provided on the SISE website.

We invite you to learn more about the SISE program by visiting us on the web. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Thomas Aláan (, SISE Program Coordinator. We look forward to seeing some of you in Chicago this summer!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Attention Policy Students!!

City of Seattle: Internship and Work Study Opportunities

Internship and Work Study Opportunities

Friday, March 27, 2015
Welcome to the City of Seattle's Student Opportunities!
NeoGov, the City’s Applicant Tracking System, recently launched a major upgrade. This upgrade is based on input from customers all over the country and will significantly improve the applicant experience.   Highlights of the upgrade include:
·         Auto-fill from Linkedin or resume
·         Improved attachment handling
·         Mobile friendly design
·         Intuitive user experience
·         Simple account creation and password management

You can now apply online by clicking on the job title you are interested in and clicking on the "Apply" link! If this is the first time you are applying using our online job application, you will need to create an account and select a Username and Password. After your account has been established, you can build an application by clicking on the "Build Job Application" link. This application can be saved and used to apply for more than one job opening.

Please note that some student employment opportunities may require that you have a work study award from a Washington State college.  Funding for these positions comes from a state student financial aid program and is only available to students eligible to receive work study funds.  If you are applying for a work study position, please make sure to upload a copy of your work study award letter (authorization or referral form) to your application.

Student positions are not eligible for benefits unless specifically noted in the job announcement.

Applications will not be accepted after 4:00 PM on the closing date.


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