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Department of Nutritional Sciences Open House – This Saturday, October 11

The Department of Nutritional Sciences is hosting an Open House for Parents and Families Weekend on Saturday, Oct 11, 2:30 to 4 PM in the lobby of Chandlee Lab.  We invite families, undergraduates, and faculty to join a tour of the facility, view research posters and a display of the Advanced Field Experiences of our current seniors.

Tours will be given at 2:30 and 3:30 PM starting in the lobby. Two nutrition graduate students and one undergrad will give tours of the research labs upstairs and tell us about the research activities currently happening there. Many of our students participate in faculty directed research on campus.

The lobby display will describe the 2014 summer field experiences of our seniors for their NUTR 495 class.  This is a great opportunity for undergraduates to get ideas about the variety of practical experience they could look for prior to graduation.

All are welcome to view the displays, chat with seniors, and attend a tour. See you there!

Fall Career Fair September 16-18, 2014

Nutrition students are often uncertain about the benefit of attending the Career Fairs sponsored each semester. If you are interested in a Dietetic Internship or summer experience in a hospital, you are not likely to find representatives at these fairs. But, if you are looking for jobs in a pharmaceutical, food manufacturer or marketing environment, health care services and administration, or social and human services, the non-technical career day, September 16, may have many opportunities. Students looking for summer internship or Co-op experiences in similar areas can attend the fair on September 17th. Basic science students will find interesting opportunities on the Technical careers day on September 18th. Students do find employers that value the applied and basic science background provided in the nutrition degree. The Fall Career Fair begins next week. This week, workshops are being conducted to help you prepare for the experience. Visit the Career Fairs web site for more information.

Summer Internship with Online Magazine “Foodie On Campus”

A summer internship opportunity was recently announced with an Online magazine for college students titled “Foodie On Campus”.  They are looking for nutrition students interested in writing, photography or who have social media talents.

Summer Internship Announcement

Foodie on Campus is thrilled to announce its Summer 2014 internship openings to all students who are passionate about eating well and staying healthy on campus. We are currently recruiting the following interns:

  • Writing Interns
  • Social Media Interns
  • Photography Intern

This internship will give students the opportunity to work on a project with a nationally known Registered Dietitian while gaining valuable nutrition communications skills.

Candidates for the writing and photography internships must have prior experience. Interested candidates contact:  Faye@FoodieOnCampus.com with a short paragraph describing your interest and experience.

Internship will begin June 1


Summer Internship with Joy Bauer – NBC Today Show

This internship is appropriate for graduating seniors, former graduates and graduate students.

Joy Bauer, nutrition and health expert for the NBC Today Show, has two internship openings for the summer.  The internships are unpaid and will run from June 2nd through September 1st. Students who have completed an undergraduate degree in nutrition or at least one semester of coursework in a graduate nutrition program are eligible to apply.  Though our company is based in New York City, we communicate with interns remotely via email and telephone.  The time commitment is part-time, approximately 10 to 15 hours per week, but is subject to vary depending on Joy’s media schedule.  Responsibilities include researching nutrition topics for Today Show segments; magazines; and other national media, writing articles and other materials for Joy’s website and social media, and performing some administrative tasks.  Past interns have found this to be a very rewarding experience, as they are given the opportunity to contribute to television, print, and web media seen by millions of people across the country.  If you are interested, please email your resume and cover letter to Tina Gowin Carlucci (Tina@joybauer.com) by May 12th.  

International Volunteer Experience – Azma International

The following post is offered on behalf of Azma International. As with all abroad experiences, evaluate programs thoroughly before deciding to participate.

Did you know that 50% of Africans, 58% of Guatemalans and 54% in Peru live below the poverty line, on less than $2 a day? Volunteer with Azma International and make a difference!

Azma International invites applications to participate in one of our three volunteer programs offered during summer break 2014, winter break 2014 and spring break 2015. The volunteer opportunities are offered in Kenya, Guatemala, Peru and South Africa. Volunteers in these programs would work in one of these program areas:

1) Teaching

2) Medical outreach

3) HIV/AIDS awareness

4) Child care in orphanages

5) Disabled care

6) Women’s empowerment

7) Wildlife Conservation

8) Agriculture Conservation

9) Sea turtle Conservation

10) Microfinance

Volunteering is a great way to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience using your skills to help others while building close relationships with your fellow students. We hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity while spots are still available. We look forward to working with you! Come promote social justice, gain technical and intercultural skills, and get a glimpse of different career paths open to you. We invite you to help us fight the war against poverty! Check us out at www.azmainternational.org.

If you are unable to participate during spring break or summer but would still like to experience a volunteer trip, we have programs available year-round. Visit us at www.azmainternational.org.

Global Impact Corps: Global Health Volunteer Abroad Opportunity

Join Unite For Sight’s Global Impact Corps for a hands-on, immersive and unique global health experience. A transformative volunteer abroad experience for students and professionals, Unite For Sight is renowned as the highest quality global health immersion and volunteer abroad program worldwide. Unite For Sight prides itself on offering the best global health experience for our volunteers, coupled with the highest quality healthcare delivery programs with our local doctor partners.

Locations of Year-Round Health Care Delivery: Ghana, Honduras, and India
(volunteer for 7 days, 15 days, 20 days, 4 weeks, 6 weeks, 8 weeks, 10 weeks, or more)

What do Unite For Sight volunteers do? Unite For Sight’s Volunteer Abroad Program is an immersive global health experience for students and professionals who are interested in public health, international development, medicine, or social entrepreneurship.  Volunteers participate with and learn from Unite For Sight’s talented local partner doctors who have provided care to nearly 1.8 million patients living in poverty, including more than 80,000 sight-restoring surgeries. Volunteers assist with patient education, visual acuity testing, patient intake, distributing the glasses and medication prescribed by the local eye doctors, and other important support tasks.  They also have the opportunity to observe the surgeries provided by the local doctors.  Additionally, volunteers may participate in the Global Impact Lab, an optional program for those interested in pursuing research. For example, we currently have volunteers pursuing research studies about medication management, the use of visual resources for patient education, traditional medicine practices, and patient barriers to eye care.

Unite For Sight is the only organization in the world that:

  • is a healthcare delivery organization that also offers immersive global health education opportunities for students and professionals;
  • uses 100% of all donations and funds submitted to directly provide care for patients who are otherwise unable to access or afford care;
  • directly teaches the importance of supporting and assisting local professionals in their own social ventures to eliminate disparities in their communities and countries;
  • offers an opportunity to learn from local medical professionals about effective strategies to reach the hardest-to-reach patients in villages, slums, and refugee camps;
  • develops comprehensive training materials in cultural competency, ethics, and global health best practices to prepare its volunteers for a high-impact immersive experience.

Complete details are available online at http://www.uniteforsight.org/volunteer-abroad

Opportunity to test recipes and/or work on a cookbook on West African Cuisines

Do you like to cook or have an interest in international foods and dishes?  This opportunity may be a good fit for you!

Fran Osseo-Asare, an internationally renowned expert on African cuisine who lives in State College, is currently writing a new West African cookbook. She is recruiting interns to work with her on the book and volunteers to help test recipes.  See her notices below.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to work with Fran if you are interested in learning about African cuisine!  An internship with Fran would look great on a student’s resume.

If you  are interested in preserving and promoting West African indigenous knowledge; West African cuisine and culture; food photography; publishing and communications; crowd-sourcing consider helping BETUMI. For more info:   http://bit.ly/1kCHEkJ

If you like to cook and want to help test recipes for a new West African cookbook, see this web link for more information:  http://bit.ly/1b1NsLS

Undergrad position available with the Nutrition Education Engineering and Designs Center (NEEDs)

The NEEDs Center is seeking a 5th semester or higher undergraduate student in nutrition to work with administrative and project management personnel during the summer and preferably into the next academic year. Hours are flexible. Tasks include activities such as:
Assist in creating recruitment and marketing materials for the NEEDs Center
Use InDesign software to assist with poster development
Survey testing
Preparing tables and proofreading documents
Project organization
Audio file transcription

If you are interested please send an email WITH your resume to Dr. Barbara Lohse at  lohseb@psu.edu.

Keystone Diabetic Kids Camp nutrition experience

Keystone Diabetic Kids Camp (KDKC) is a camp where children with type 1 diabetes between the ages ages 8 – 15 can come to have fun, meet other kids with diabetes and experience camp. KDKC will be held at the Camp Victory facility, located in central Pennsylvania from June 15 – 20, 2014. Throughout the week campers work closely with counselors, clinicians and dietitians to learn more about their diabetes and diabetes management in a casual, non-clinical environment while they participate in all the activities Camp Victory has to offer.

KDKC is looking to employ volunteers as Dietetic Interns from June 14-20, 2014. We ask that the volunteers have an interest in getting nutrition experience by working with  children who have been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. They would be responsible for determining the carbohydrate count of meals and snacks, helping the campers to count their carbohydrates during the meal times, creating a nutrition education lesson for the age group they are assigned to and help during the day at various activities. If you are interested in having this experience, please fill out the Camp Staff application and  email it to thekdkc@gmail.com .

We are looking forward to working with you and your students!

Thank you,

Alexis Newman RD, LDN

Director of Nutrition for KDKC

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