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Community Science Fellowship 2021-22

Please fill out your personal information and a few short questions to apply for the 2021-22 Community Science Fellowship at BioBus. Some demographic options are required by our funding sources.

This fellowship is designed to help individuals with degrees in science to gain experience working with young people in New York City schools in the context of various BioBus programs, including:
-co-teaching one-time or weekly classes;
-designing curriculum and implementing with staff;
-mentoring a high school research project

Your work also supports the development of the next generation of scientists which BioBus hopes will be as diverse and dynamic as they city we live in. At BioBus, we believe that representation matters. We know that representation helps strengthen communities and improve student outcomes in elementary, middle, and high schools. Representation means that teachers, principals, and other leaders reflect the demographics of the student body in the schools they serve.

Therefore, it is our goal to increase the representation of our volunteer base by recruiting volunteers who reflect students’ racial and cultural identities. Individuals of any race, ethnicity, level of ability, sex, gender identity, or age are encouraged to apply, specifically those from groups historically excluded from science.

BioBus particularly encourages applications from members of racial and ethnic minority groups, women, the LGBTQ+ community, people with disabilities, and others whose backgrounds may contribute to effective representation of our students.

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Our locations vary, but BioBus concentrates in Harlem, Washington Heights, the South Bronx and the Lower East Side of Manhattan. We have access to a physical lab space for project mentorship in West Harlem, and other partner locations around these areas.

Your commitment in this fellowship is to receive up to 12 hours of teaching, communication, diversity and mentorship training and complete ~50 hours of student-facing program time in the scholastic year. Fellows will also be eligible for reimbursement for external professional development related to science communication, mentorship, DEIB, or other relevant coursework.

Admission is rolling – training and programs will begin in early October.

Fellows will receive a certificate from BioBus and the NY State Workforce Development Initiative upon completion.

Questions? Reach out to rob@biobus.org

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