Category: Employment Opportunities

Open Student Positions- Master Health Literacy Project Support

The University Libraries is hiring two student positions to support research, planning, and development of a pilot Master Health Literacy program*:

*NOTE: If you meet the requirements for both positions and are available for 16-24 hours per week January – June 15, 2017, then you may apply for and be considered for both positions.

Project Research Assistant – 8-12 hours per week, $20/hour, 5-Month Temporary, January – June 15, 2017. (Required Qualifications: VT student standing; Excellent communication skills (oral and written); Knowledge of and demonstrated experience in library research skills, including using research databases and other searching methods; Demonstrated experience in conducting a literature review)

Instruction and Program Development Assistant – 8-12 hours per week, $20/hour, 5-Month Temporary, January – June 15, 2017. (Required: VT graduate student standing; Excellent communication skills (oral and written); Teaching experience)

Full position descriptions with additional Preferred Qualifications and application information are in the attached PDFs.



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Kitchen Coordinator Needed

The Campus Kitchen Project is a national organization that promotes student involvement in combating food waste and hunger. The Campus Kitchen at Virginia Tech works to collect surplus food from on-campus dining halls and help transform it into healthy meals that are distributed to food insecure individuals throughout the NRV.

A new opportunity is opening up on the Leadership Team for The Campus Kitchen at Virginia Tech. We would like to extend the invitation to any interested students within your department to apply for the position!

We are currently seeking an individual to fill the role of Kitchen Coordinator for the Spring 2017 semester. The Kitchen Coordinator is in charge of running weekly cooking shifts, leading student volunteers though meal preparation, and planning nutritious and delicious recipes!

Below is the application with position details and requirements. The deadline for submission is December 2nd. Please send your application and any questions to the current Kitchen Coordinator, Erica Hess, at


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IMPACT Peer Education Team Now Hiring

 IMPACT Peer Education and Prevention Team

Job Description and Responsibilities

The IMPACT (Initiating and Motivating a Positive Alcohol Culture Together) Peer Education and Prevention Team is a part of the Campus Alcohol Abuse Prevention Center (CAAPC). The goal of this group is to create an effective peer network that promotes positive alcohol choices by students and works to change the campus and community environment and culture.

The IMPACT team is committed to:

  • Reducing alcohol-related negative outcomes and creating a healthier and safer social environment free from abusive drinking and its negative side-effects.
  •  Educating fellow students through outreach and prevention programs, classroom presentations, and media campaigns.
  •  Advocating environmental change in the VT and Blacksburg community.

Members of the IMPACT Peer Education Team will:

  • Develop and implement educational programs that address alcohol use and abuse at Virginia Tech. This includes educating VT students about standard drinks, blood alcohol level, tolerance, and high risk drinking.
  •  Assist in the implementation of Party Positive protective strategies.
  •  Plan and assist with alternative social activities on the Virginia Tech campus.
  •  Assist with the marketing of Party Positive as well as maintain a positive social media presence.
  •  Possibly assist with the collection of data on Virginia Tech students using surveys, interviews, focus groups and other methods to provide valuable information to the Virginia Tech campus and Blacksburg community.

Specific Job Requirements:

Requirements for Application for Acceptance:

  • Current Enrollment at Virginia Tech taking no more than 18 credit hours a semester.
  •  GPA of at least 2.25.
  •  An interest in being a member that positively represents the programs goals and mission.
  •  A commitment to the program of 6-8 hours per week.


  • Maintain a professional level regarding demeanor, performance, training, attire, and attitude (basic expectations such as clean, neat attire and an open, friendly attitude are expected).
  •  Attend the mandatory Fall and Spring training (Dates TBA).
  •  Attend mandatory weekly meetings.
  •  Attend training programs as directed by the CAAPC.
  •  Participate in scheduled meetings, office hours, and programs.
  •  Provide a list of hours when you will be available for training sessions, programs, and other pertinent events.
  •  Actively check e-mail as directed by the program coordinator.
  •  Assess personal health behaviors and be aware of how they reflect upon the behaviors that will be advocated for and encouraged through the Peer Education Program.


  • Utilize available resources in order to develop outreach and prevention programs that effectively meet the needs and interests of the VT community.
  •  Plan, implement, and evaluate numerous activities and educational programming during the academic year.
  •  Assist with alcohol-free tailgates and a variety of other alternative activities.
  •  Assist with all aspects of the Party Positive Campaign (t-shirt distribution, media, party positive bar etc.)
  •  Assist with and support the programming efforts of other Peer Educators.

Teaching Responsibilities:

Peer Educators are responsible for educating the campus community about Party Positive, Standard Drinks, Blood Alcohol Level, Tolerance, and High Risk Drinking. Peer Educators are expected to have a thorough understanding of these topics and develop a comfort level presenting these topics in a variety of venues including classrooms, residence halls, Greek life, and informal settings.

NOTE: Teaching is a mandatory part of the IMPACT Peer Educator job.

Party Positive Class

Students are referred to the Party Positive class by the Student Conduct office. This two-hour class will be facilitated by IMPACT Peer Educators who have demonstrated mastery of the curriculum. Peer Educators selected to teach this course are expected to meet weekly for teaching supervision and to commit to teaching the class a minimum of 7 times per semester.


Peer educators will be compensated at the rate of $8.00 per hour.

All hours worked must be recorded using Time Clock in order to receive proper compensation. Peers are responsible for clocking in at the start of each event and clocking out promptly at the end of each event.

To Apply Contact:

Andrea Kirwan

Peer Education Program Coordinator

Campus Alcohol Abuse Prevention Center

135 War Memorial Gym



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Jobs and Internships with the Campus Alcohol Abuse Prevention Center

The IMPACT (Initiating and Motivating a Positive Alcohol Culture Together) Peer Education and Prevention Team is a part of the Campus Alcohol Abuse Prevention Center (CAAPC). The goal of this group is to create an effective peer network that promotes positive alcohol choices by students and works to change the campus and community environment and culture. We are looking for students to join our IMPACT team, in both paid capacities and as interns.  For more info, click below.

IMPACT Peer Education Job Description 2014

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Want to be a Tutor? Apply Now!

The Student Success Center (SSC) is seeking qualified students for tutoring positions for the 2014-15 academic year.  The SSC Tutoring Program is certified by the College Reading and Learning Association and provides individual and group tutoring for a variety of 1000 and 2000 level courses and a limited number of upper level courses. Tutors are principally needed in the following areas: math, chemistry, BIT, physics, accounting and select engineering courses.

Being an SSC tutor is an excellent way to supplement your income and many tutors find helping their peers to be successful in their courses to be very rewarding. Tutoring also provides an opportunity for you to utilize your academic expertise, develop effective communication skills and work in a friendly environment. New tutors start at $8.50 per hour and receive pay increases based on certification status and experience.

Tutor qualifications include the following: 1) Full-time Virginia Tech student; 2) Cumulative GPA 3.2+; 3) At least sophomore status by Fall 2014


Two INFORMATION SESSIONS will be held for student interested in being a SSC Tutor:

  • Thursday, April 3, 5:00-5:45 PM
  • Monday, April 7, 3:00-3:45 PM

All sessions will be held in 111 Femoyer Hall

If you cannot attend an information session, please visit The Student Success Center website at for additional information about the tutoring program and application process.

Below, you will find a copy of the SSC Tutor Application. Please read the instructions carefully. The deadline for submitting an application is Friday, April 18. Faculty endorsement forms are due Friday, April 25.


Completed applications will be reviewed as they are received and qualified applicants will be contacted to schedule a personal interview.

Please contact me at or call 231-5499 if you have any questions or concerns about the application process or the program in general. I hope you will consider becoming a tutor!


Dana McGuire

The Student Success Center Tutoring Program Coordinator

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Summer REU opportunity in Virginia Barrier Islands

The Coastal Environmental Change Laboratory at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) and the Coastal Plant Ecology Lab at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) are looking for a motivated and energetic undergraduate student to participate as a research assistant in an interdisciplinary study of coastal dune dynamics during the summer of 2014.

This project is an investigation of the interactions between coastal dune grasses and sediment transport that give rise to coastal dune formation, as well as the impacts of climate change on coastal dune and barrier island systems.

The research assistant position is a National Science Foundation Research Opportunity for Undergraduates (NSF-REU) funded through the Long-term Ecological Research program at the Virginia Coast Reserve (LTER-VCR). The successful applicant will spend 10 weeks living and working at the Anheuser-Busch Coastal Research Center at the VCR on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. During this time the student will work and interact with project principal investigators and faculty members Drs. Laura Moore (UNC-CH, Geological Sciences), John Bruno (UNC-CH, Biology), and Don Young (VCU,

Biology) as well as with Theo Jass, an M.S. candidate in Dr. Moore’s group, who will serve as the student’s most immediate mentor.

The successful candidate will gain exposure to interdisciplinary scientific research and experience using field and computational techniques often employed in the study of ecology and geomorphology, including monitoring of plant growth, measurements of topography and sand accretion rates as well as data entry and basic GIS applications.

Primary responsibilities will include collecting, entering and analyzing measurements from field experiments designed to understand the role of vegetation in dune building. The student will also have opportunities to work on related interdisciplinary research projects, potentially including use of numerical modeling.

Eligibility: Interested rising college juniors and seniors with some classroom, lab or field experience in environmental science, biology and/or geological science. Must be a U.S. citizen, or permanent resident (including possessions/territories) and willing to live in a remote location, able to walk and carry equipment in a hot, humid environment and work long hours outside.

Additional Beneficial Qualifications: Experience in data analysis, modeling, statistics, photography and/or GIS as well as experience camping or working in a rugged outdoor environment, are beneficial but not necessary.

Timing: The research assistantship extends 10 weeks, ideally from June 2 – August 8, 2014 and carries a stipend of $4500. Housing is provided.

Food and travel to/from the field station are responsibility of the student.

To Apply: Submit the following documents as PDF files to Theo Jass (

1) A cover letter summarizing your background and interest in the position and including contact information for two references (preferably faculty members)

2) a resume or CV

3) transcript(s) (can be unofficial),

4) a statement of research and career interests.

Application review will begin immediately.

Contact info:

Theo Jass

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill M.S. Geological Sciences, 2015 Coastal Environmental Change Lab

Phone: 641-230-0637


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2014 University Studies Orientation Assistant Positions

Will you be in Blacksburg this summer? 

Are you looking for a summer job?

The University Academic Advising Center is hiring University Studies Orientation

Assistants for VT Freshmen Orientation in July. 


See the position description below for more information

and instructions on how to apply.

2014 Orientation Assistant Job Description

We look forward to hearing from you!!!!

 Questions should be directed to Janice Chatham at or 231-844

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Mt. Cuba Center Internship Program

mtcubaMt. Cuba Center is currently accepting applications for seven paid summer internship positions at Mt. Cuba Center.  These internships are intended for students who are interested in working with and studying native plants.

Mt. Cuba Center is a non-profit horticultural institution in northern Delaware located on nearly 600 acres.  Mt. Cuba Center inspires an appreciation for the beauty and value of native plants, and a desire to protect the environments that sustain them.  Our woodland
wildflower gardens are recognized as the region’s finest.

Our Summer Internship program encompasses both practical hands-on experiences with professionals and plant studies through course work.  Students complete the internship knowing how to identify native plants, how they grow and how to incorporate them in the landscape.  Students spend time both in the field and classroom.  Free housing is provided on site.

We have already posted the internship announcement on your school’s job site and  encourage all to visit our website for further information.  I encourage you to forward this message to any student whom you think might be interested.  The application deadline is
March 1, 2014 but phone interviews will commence now and will continue until all positions are filled.

Please contact Margaret Shillingford, Education Coordinator, at  302-239-4244 ext.247 or with any questions.


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2 Internship Opportunities with Aldermere Farm

Alderemere Farm has two internship opportunities this summer.  One is livestock and ag. ed. focused and is located at Aldermere Farm. The other opportunity is a vegetable operation also with ag. ed. and is located atthe Erickson Fields Preserve. Both properties are in Rockport, Maine!

Please see the attached information and applications. Students should use the attached applications for applying.

header-logo2014 Aldermere Farm Summer Internship info and app

2014 Erickson Fields Preserve Internship

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Agritourism Internship

Fulper Family Farmstead LLC, located in Lambertville, NJ, is currently looking for a qualified individual to fill the Agritourism Internship position for the Summer of 2014. The qualified applicant will assist in a variety of areas, including, but not limited to:

–       Summer camp program, farm tours, birthday parties, and dairy product marketing.  Management of the agritourism programs including program planning, sales, marketing, and excellent customer service.

–       Supervise and participate with groups of youth in a variety of outdoor activities, including water games, arts/crafts, milking cows, leading, clipping, and washing calves.

–       Work as a team with camp counselors.

–       Collect and verify required certifications and paperwork for all counselors and camp participants.

–       Promote Fulper Farms to the public by selling dairy products at local farmers markets.  Manage social media and write weekly blog articles.


• The internship will run from June 1st-August 15th, 2014. Dates are relatively flexible, depending on when the chosen individual finishes and begins school

• Intern will be paid an hourly wage, at $9/hour

• Intern may choose to find his or her own housing, but will be responsible for covering all rent costs

Details and application instructions can be downloaded below:

FFF Internship 2014

***All application materials are due on March 1st, 2014. Please send materials to, with emails directed to Breanna and Megan. Select qualified candidates must participate in a phone interview with the owners and Sales and Marketing Manager on March 7th, 2014.

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