We are looking for a graduate or current student enrolled in a topic related to STEM, STEM Education, Peace Studies, Human Rights or related disciplines.
“Columba-Hypatia: Astronomy for Peace” is a joint astronomy outreach project run by GalileoMobile and the Association for Historical Dialogue and Research, which takes place on the divided island of Cyprus. The project is funded by the International Astronomical Union with support from the Max Plank Institute for Astrophysics. The project aims to inspire young people to be curious about science and the Cosmos, while also using astronomy as a tool for promoting meaningful communication and a culture of peace and nonviolence. Our team conducts educational astronomy activities and explores the Cosmos with children and the public from the various communities living on the island, to inspire a sense of global citizenship “under the same sky” and to look beyond borders.
GalileoMobile and the Association for Historical Dialogue and Research (AHDR) are looking for a highly motivated individual with a background in STEM Education and/or Peace Education (or relevant fields) and an active interest in astronomy and/or peace education to join the offices of the AHDR based in the Home for Cooperation (H4C), at the heart of Nicosia, Cyprus.
The intern will provide support to the operations of the ‘Columba-Hypatia: Astronomy for Peace’ Project and will be supported by GalileoMobile and AHDR teams that will help her/him to develop skills in establishing networks, research, project assistance, drafting of educational material and event planning. The intern will provide both educational and administrative support and is expected to work on a wide range of activities and events in the context of the aforementioned project.
The length of the internship is six (6) months, starting in March 2019 (starting date negotiable), with a possibility of extension until the end of 2019 subject to performance and funding availability.
The intern will be offered a monthly remuneration of 600€. Costs such as housing, travel, visa arrangements and medical insurance connected with the program must be borne by the intern.
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Please note that the AHDR is only able to offer internships to those legally allowed to work in the European Union. We cannot provide work permits or support work permit applications.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
GalileoMobile is an itinerant, non-profit outreach project that shares astronomy with students and teachers in schools and communities worldwide. The team is comprised by a group of volunteer astronomers, educators and science communicators around the world. Since its inception in 2008, GalileoMobile has reached 1,400 teachers and 16,000 students, donating more than 100 telescopes and organizing public events for more than 2,500 people in 14 countries. GalileoMobile shares astronomy across the world in a spirit of inclusion, sustainability, and cultural exchange to create a feeling of unity under the same sky.
The Association for Historical Dialogue and Research (AHDR) is an intercommunal organization based in Cyprus whose mission is to contribute to the advancement of historical understanding amongst the public and more specifically amongst children, youth and educators by providing access to learning opportunities for individuals of every ability and every ethnic, religious, cultural and social background, based on the respect for diversity and the dialogue of ideas. In the last few years, the AHDR has expanded its scope of work to include Peace Education as a response to the increasing needs of the Cypriot society for educational initiatives for reconciliation.
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