Book keeping and fund raising assistant

Position Description:

Pueblo Science is currently seeking a student intern to work part time with the CFO as the bookkeeper and part time with the executive director as a marketing assistant. Bookkeeping duties will include recording, posting and processing day-to-day transactions. Assistant marketing duties will include contacting potential donors to the upcoming Pueblo Science annual fundraiser event. We are looking for someone exceptionally organized that loves talking on the phone or in person to engage businesses in Toronto to support our programs. The candidate will have an opportunity to work with the Pueblo Science fund raising committee in carrying his/her assistant marketing responsibilities.

Responsibilities

Bookkeeping

  • Maintain an accurate and complete trail of supporting documentation for all financial and bookkeeping activities
  • Maintain up-to-date, complete and systematic filing system to support book-keeping and financial records
  • Respond to inquiries and requests regarding bookkeeping duties.
  • Maintain books of account using Wave Accounting (including but not limited to posting invoices, journal entries, reconciliations, petty cash)

Assistant marketing

  • Research companies, the relevant contacts and create a donor/sponsor data base
  • Device a strategy to approach each company and engage them to donate and support Pueblo Sciences programs
  • Establish and maintain a marketing campaign schedule, keeping on top of the various timelines
  • Meet and work with the fund raising committee in maintaining existing marketing materials and sponsorship/donation letters
  • Understand Pueblo Science’s background, mission, vision and programs.

Qualifications: Accounting or Business student

Number of Interns Needed – 2

Position Details:

When: May –August 2016

Where: 60 St. George Street, Suite 331

Time: flexible hours, must attend biweekly meeting with the product development team

How to apply:

Please fill out the online form below by May 1, 2016

 
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Game Developers

Position Description:

This application developed during this internship is a game that targets the users of a wearable device that tracks the location and the air quality (particulate count, CO2, NOx, etc.). The intern will develop a mobile game (Unity based) that will engage users to gather data in as many locations as possible. The game will provide incentive to its users to take action and make positive changes for a better air quality in their communities. It is expected that the intern takes part into the design of the game by suggesting possible game concepts. The game will connect to a backend that performs the data acquisition and aggregation.

Qualifications: Computer Engineering or Science student

Number of Interns Needed – 2

Position Details:

When: May –August 2016

Where: 60 St. George Street, Suite 331

Time: flexible hours, must attend biweekly meeting with the product development team

How to apply:

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App Developers

Position Description:

The interns will work together to develop a mobile application that gathers data from a wearable device that will be able to track the location and the air quality (particulate count, CO2, NOx, etc) around the user. The data will be sent to the University of the Philippines for environmental monitoring. The app will be easy and fun to use. The application must be cross-platform (IOS and Android), perform the actual Bluetooth connectivity with the sensor device and the data server, and have the option of storing locally sensor records in case the mobile device is temporarily offline. The app must also be developed in a modular fashion that separates the UI from the backend processing. Finally, the app shall be able to provide location information based on the mobile device’s capabilities.

Qualifications: Computer Engineering or Science student

Number of Interns Needed – 2

Position Details:

When: May –August 2016

Where: 60 St. George Street, Suite 331

Time: flexible hours, must attend biweekly meeting with the product development team

How to apply:

Please fill out the online form below by May 1, 2016

 
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For the Love of Science

For the Love of Science

By John Marty Mateo
Marty
I can still vividly remember the first time I volunteered for Pueblo Science. It was a fine day in Ilocos Norte, a province in the northern part of the Philippines, this is the first time that I will be joining an organization with an advocacy to educate the teachers and students of ways to improve their learning in a subject close to my heart – SCIENCE. I was thrilled and nervous at the same time knowing that the participants for that particular event was teachers (older than I am). I prepared my lesson well, I even rehearsed my jokes because I don’t want my lecture to be boring. The first session was nerve-wracking to say the least, because I don’t have any formal training in teaching (because I work as a research assistant). But once you get the momentum in teaching it will lead you somewhere, the experience went from nerve-wracking to having an adrenaline rush to excitement and finally fulfilment. To see their faces light up and to see those eureka moments from them when they finally discovered the science behind a simple experiment was very rewarding.

Here in the Philippines, science is just a subject taught in a confined room where there is literally little to no practical application of the concept. This is the reason why only a few students appreciate science and pursue science related course as a career. The Pueblo Science Team provides designed experiments that is easy to execute with readily available materials and these experiments are really fun and enjoyable. I am very positive that these trainings will have a huge impact in our youth in the next generation.

I have been volunteering in Pueblo for the last three years and I must say that the experience is very fulfilling and rewarding. I discovered that I am good at teaching and talking to people. I also find this volunteer work an eye opener on the real situation of the Philippine society when it comes to science and technology. The hindrance in learning science will push me to relay these learnings that I got from Pueblo Science to other people especially in the rural areas. Hopefully in the future, we will be bearing the fruit of our labor and we will produce a great amount of scientists in the Philippines. I am thanking Pueblo Science Team for giving me an opportunity to help educate these teachers and for also bringing out talents that I thought I didn’t have. Kudos to the people behind Pueblo Science and I am hoping that this program will continue to expand and reach far places so that many people can appreciate, understand and enjoy the subject that we all love – SCIENCE.