Division of Equity & Inclusion- University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon
Monday, January 8, 2018
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The Leadership Enrichment Internship (LEI) is a paid mentored internship experience enhanced with professional development, mentorship opportunities and real-life experience for students with diverse academic interests whose backgrounds are currently underrepresented in such careers.

About the position
A student assistant is needed for creative work and research investigations into the architectural applications of cut and folded sheet materials. The project examines how surface morphology works with the dynamics of light and airflow using physical and digital simulation. The goal is to create beautiful architectural screens or siding that passively increase cooling and ventilation. The light-diffusing patterns have been used to create shading screens, luminaires and sculptural elements. Wind tunnel measurements and hydrogen bubble electrolysis visualization have been used to understand how surface geometry and apertures affect airflow. More info:
http://blogs.uoregon.edu/shapinglight ; http://blogs.uoregon.edu/nywc ; http://place.la/galeria/nancy-cheng

As part of the LEI program you will:
• Attend LEI biweekly cohort meetings on Fridays for collaborative professional development and networking opportunities (meetings are paid work hours).
• Meeting with your internship sponsor (employer) to jointly determine the content and structure of work placement and responsibilities. The work should maximize your transferable skills and knowledge base, as well as develop goals to help you cultivate new skills.

Architecture Research Intern will:
- Create precise drawings and 3D models from sketches
- Use shop tools and digital fabrication tools (i.e. lasercutting, CNC routing and 3D printing) to create samples and
Testing equipment.
- Assist in hanging sculptural and architectural pieces using tall ladders
- Organize tools, components, materials and products
- Setup and cleanup for workshops and installations
- Collaborate on refining research test procedures
- Collect, organize and assist in interpreting data
Documentation: (i.e. funding proposals, academic papers, social media, press releases, posters, signage, etc.)
- Organize digital files (i.e. images, Rhino and Grasshopper, video, Adobe Illustrator) into categories
- Create illustrations and graphic design pieces
- Layout Web (Wordpress i.e. blogs.uoregon.edu) and print graphics
- Translate ideas from discussions, one-on-one conversations and dictation into legible text.
- Proofread and edit

LEI Qualifications and Expectations
Qualified applicants are UO undergraduate students enrolled in a minimum of 3 credits who meet the following requirements:
• A 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher at the time of application. Students with GPAs below a 2.5 or on academic probation are eligible, but will be required to develop an academic success plan with an advisor in the Center for Multicultural and Academic Excellence
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills
• An interest in positively engaging with on- and off-campus staff members and developing new skills
• The ability to work effectively in teams and independently
• A commitment to promoting equity and inclusion during internship placement
• Satisfactory completion of the application and interview.

Internship Required Qualifications
• Strong architectural representation skills using Rhinoceros Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and other graphic
• programs.
• Has successfully completed at least one year of Architecture, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture,
• Product Design, Art or similar program with a strong academic record.
• Excellent communication skills, positive attitude and can-do resourcefulness
• Desirable:
• Comfortable using Grasshopper plug-ins, energy or lighting analysis software
• Background in scientific research, aerodynamics, acoustics, lighting, scientific writing, or grant-writing

Please email resumes to deiinternships@uoregon.edu

Fill out the application and essay questions at the qualtrics link here: https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8FWWrTKIyYGYizz

***When filling out qualtrics, your responses are not saved until you submit the form. The essay questions are included here for your convenience but you must submit them in the application***

1. In 500 words or less, please share any challenges you have faced in your academic career.

2. In 500 words or less, please explain what experiences, strengths, and/or skills you wish to contribute to this placement? Please explain what you hope to gain from this experience and how participating would be beneficial for you

3. In 500 words or less, please talk about your general interests, career and academic goals. How are you working toward accomplishing some of these?