BU IOC Menino Fellowship
The Boston University Initiative on Cities (IOC) applications for the 2023–2024 Menino Fellowship are now open!
Applications are due June 5.
Open to BU undergrads, this full-year (2 semester) fellowship provides an opportunity to explore an interest in public service, city-level programs and policies, and urban leadership on behalf of children, youth, and families!
The fellowship consists of:
- Fall Semester on-campus directed study with IOC Faculty Director Professor Loretta Lees
- Spring Semester paid internship with the National League of Cities (NLC) Institute for Youth, Education, and Families in Washington, DC, while attending the BU in DC Internship Program.
The fellowship is a fantastic opportunity for BU students. It was created in 2015 to honor the late Mayor of Boston Thomas Menino, who founded the IOC and helped to found NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education, and Families.
More information about the fellowship, application, and eligibility can be found at bu.edu/ioc/meninofellowship.
Interested students are encouraged to contact David Gross at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Submit your work for the Kilachand Journal
Last summer we launched Kaleidoscope: A Journal of Kilachand Honors College, highlighting the achievements, creativity, and originality of Kilachand students. Each semester Kilachand faculty have the chance to nominate the most exciting work of their students, and at the end of each year we give students the chance to self-nominate their own work!
We invite all of our students to submit one piece you have worked on in a Kilachand course this school year (F’22 & Sp’23) that you are particularly proud of and/or excited about. We welcome essays, projects, proposals, group work, long and short works, creative and digital pieces, podcasts, and other genres.
The deadline to submit work for the Summer 2023 volume of Kaleidoscope is Sunday, May 28 at 11:59pm EST.
Videography for BU Kilachand Honors College Hall Video
Finegold Alexander is looking to hire a videographer to produce a 2:30 minute short film to showcase the renovation of Boston University Kilachand Honors College Hall, including the exterior renovation, key interior spaces including dorm rooms, and the reimagined 9th-floor space. Finegold Alexander will provide existing conditions images to integrate into the video to showcase the before and after transformation. The video will also incorporate interviews from key architectural members, BU representatives and students.
- 1-2 days to conduct interviews: Finegold Alexander will manage the coordination
- 1 day for B-roll footage
- Editing/Production: To be determined by videographer
Est Project Dates: Early-Mid September
Apply by: June 30, 2023
Point of Contact:
Lauren Hickey, Finegold Alexander Architects
Program for Integrative Medicine and Health Disparities at Boston Medical Center
Research Internship: Efficacy of yoga for chronic pain in people who are on medication for opioid use disorder
The Program for Integrative Medicine and Health Disparities at Boston Medical Center is currently seeking students to participate as research interns for a research study examining the use of yoga to help chronic pain in people on medication for opioid use disorder.
Approximately 50% of people with opioid use disorder (OUD) experience chronic pain. Chronic pain is often associated with disability, psychiatric disorders, physical problems, and increase misuse of opioids or other illicit drugs. Pharmacological treatment of pain, particularly opioids, is complicated and the consequences of not addressing pain are very steep in terms of human suffering and ongoing or escalating substance misuse.
The Yoga MAT Study builds on pilot research done by Butler Hospital, showing that yoga was helpful to people with OUD who have chronic pain. However, consistent with other research, the pilot study showed that yoga intervention adherence can be challenging for some people with OUD. This study will collect data not only on the effectiveness of yoga to impact chronic pain, but also on the effectiveness of four interventions to increase the amount of yoga dosage—defined as amount of time in yoga class and practice. The four behavioral interventions are: 1) payment for class attendance; 2) study specific yoga videos with the teachers and poses taught in class; 3) inspirational text messages; and 4) two private sessions with the yoga teacher. Participants have an equal chance of getting or not getting each intervention. The Multiphase Optimization Strategy (MOST) framework will be used to analyze the impact of each of the interventions on yoga dose.
Participants in Yoga MAT receive twelve online gentle yoga classes, once a week for twelve weeks. They are asked to keep a yoga journal and report weekly on their practice. They are given assessments of substance use, mental health, well-being, kinesiophobia, and barriers to yoga practice at one month, two months, three months, six months, nine months, and twelve months into the study.
Student interns will screen and consent participants, as well as collect data using assessments, and yoga journals. Participant information and data are stored in a REDCap database. Interns may also help with recruitment by reviewing medical records. Interns participate in site staff meetings, as well as full study meetings. They may monitor yoga classes, and may participate in meetings with the yoga teaching staff. . Student Interns will work under the guidance of the Principal Investigator (Eric Roseen DC PhD) and study coordinator (Lucy Lorin) in the Section of General Internal Medicine.
- Interact with participants via phone and Zoom, and occasionally in person
- Learn and follow study procedures (SOPs) and HIPAA guidelines
- Track participant progress and collect data in REDCap database
- Participate in staff meetings
- Assist with literature review, data analysis, and/or scholarly writing
At least 12-15 hours a week over three days (Mon-Fri) for a minimum of two semesters. We are looking for students to start in May/June.
Basic knowledge of computers; dependability; pleasant and compassionate manner; strong communication skills; patience; cultural sensitivity; enthusiasm for medicine/research/patient wellbeing. We are looking for someone who is outgoing, energetic, organized, can communicate effectively, and works well on a team. We are also looking for someone who is attentive to detail. The ideal candidate for this position will have some experience in research and previous experience working with diverse and/or underserved populations.
Training for this position will be provided. Interns will meet weekly with Dr. Roseen. In addition, the research coordinator will be available for questions and assistance.
Certifications to be granted during experience:
CITI Program Basic Human Subject Research Course (obtained during volunteer training) and CITI Good Clinical Practice Training. Boston Medical Center orientation requirements (background check, immunization requirements).
If interested in the position, please submit a cover letter and resume to Eric Roseen DC, PhD, at Eric.Roseen@bmc.org and Lucy Lorin at Lucy.Lorin@bmc.org.
Submit pitches for Next Up in Arms Control
This opportunity is presented by Kilachand Alum Farah Sonde (Pardee, Kilachand’22)
Hi KHC Students! After sharpening my interdisciplinary lens while studying at Kilachand and graduating last year with a degree in International Relations, I’ve joined the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation as a Communications Associate.
Arms control and nuclear non-proliferation were not my focus at school, but I’ve learned while working here that no matter what field or discipline someone comes from, their voice and perspective on the importance of nuclear non-proliferation is worthwhile. That’s why I’m proud to announce that the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation has started a new blog series called Next Up in Arms Control.
We’re looking for students to submit pitches for 600-1000 word posts on national security or weapons of mass destruction. If you have something to say about the nuclear weapons regime and how you want to build a world without nuclear threats, this is the perfect opportunity for you to speak your truth! No need to have a background in international relations or political science, we want to see a concise, inventive, non-academic pitch about your perspective on and recommendations for national security.
Questions? Email Farah Sonde at email@example.com.
Join the team
There are ample opportunities for students to work with BU Sustainability. Learn about our work to find out about our mission and values. Then, meet our current team.
BU Sustainability offers multiple types of positions including:
- Resident Sustainability Leaders
- Sustainability Ambassadors
BU Sustainability also provides opportunities to earn funding for your climate-related research through the Campus Climate Lab, and internships with BU Sustainability Partners.
Visit the BU Sustainability website to learn more.