So, you want to be a Staph* member…Here’s what you need to know and do.
The National Youth Science Foundation will be involved with three programs during the 2014 summer season. These programs are:
Review of applications will start in January 2014, and will continue until all positions are filled. Applications will continue to be accepted until all positions are filled. If you have any questions, please send E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most staph positions are considered cabin/residential staph and will also serve as counselors. Because Foundation programs emphasize the development of close knit communities, cabin staph will maintain the same hours as the delegates in order to minimize fatigue and cabin disruption and to maximize cohesiveness and community spirit between delegates and staph. Additionally, most staph positions will serve as overnight trip staph for the programs’ outdoor activities.
As staph positions are filled, slight adjustments will likely be made in job responsibilities. All staph positions provide general support and frequently assist in other areas; program directors can assign additional duties. The use of alcohol and illegal drugs is strictly prohibited – throughout the entire employment period. The National Youth Science Foundation strives to offer programs that meet the highest standards of fairness and sensitivity with respect to sex and gender, age, race, national origin or physical condition. Behavior that contributes to the creation of an unwelcoming or hostile atmosphere of any kind will not be tolerated.
While salaries are admittedly modest, there are significant fringe benefits. Meals and lodging are provided free of charge; laundry service is provided at the NYSC. Travel expenses will be reimbursed up to $500 (more if the budget allows or as market requires as determined by the director). A successful applicant’s experiences are sure to be memorable and opportunities for other intrinsic rewards are directly proportional to each individual’s level of creativity, energy, objectivity, knowledge, and good humor.
Base pay rate is $65 per day, plus lodging and food. This daily rate is increased by the sum of the following increments to recognize education, training, and experience working in Foundation programs:
Example: A staph member who has worked 3 years at NYSC and 2 years at GSMS, and who holds a bachelor’s degree and teaching certificate, would be paid $78/day:
The Foundation will operate the National Youth Science Camp (NYSC) at Camp Pocahontas hosting approximately 100 students representing each of the United States and an additional 16 international students.
Important NYSC dates:
*All dates are approximate and subject to change. Please do not book any travel until you get confirmation!
The Foundation will again operate a session of the West Virginia Governor’s School for Mathematics and Science (WV GSMS) in partnership with the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia. Twelve staph members will serve as mentors and will work along side twelve teachers with teams of four to six rising high school freshmen. Each small group will develop a research project in radio astronomy. No prior experience in radio astronomy is required for mentors, but mentors are expected to provide general support in the mathematics and sciences. Outdoor recreation activities complement the academic program.
The West Virginia Youth Science Camp (WVYSC) is a residential summer science education program, modeled after the long-standing National Youth Science Camp, for young scientists who have just completed their freshman year of high school. Students from across West Virginia are challenged academically in exciting lectures and hands-on studies, and have opportunities to participate in an outdoor adventure program, gain a new appreciation for the great outdoors, and establish friendships that last a lifetime.