APPLY TO JOIN YOUTH STEM MATTERS VOLUNTEER TEAM

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Application deadline: 20th January, 2021

Youth STEM Matters is run by an incredible team of young volunteers.
Do you want to gain new skills, meet new people and use your free time to do something that will make the world a better place?
By joining the Youth STEM Matters team, you can do just that!

ELIGIBILITY

▪︎We’ve got a variety of roles available (designed for 14-22 year olds) and we’ll provide all of the training and support you need – all we ask is that you’re enthusiastic to learn and are passionate about our mission!

HOW TO APPLY

▪︎Find a role that suits you
Check out all of the roles that are currently available towards the bottom of this page! If you can’t find one that matches your interests/skills, check back often, as we’ll have a range of roles becoming available.

▪︎Submit your application

In the application, you will be asked to provide some information about:

  • Yourself
  • The role you are interested in
  • Your education/training
  • The details of at least one person (up to 2 people) who can provide a reference.

In the application, you will be asked to provide some information about:

  • Yourself
  • The role you are interested in
  • Your education/training
  • The details of at least one person (up to 2 people) who can provide a reference.

You will also be asked to answer 3 questions, as follows:

  • About You: Tell us about your skills, knowledge and experience. We don’t just want to know what you’ve done. We want to know how you did it and how that shows to us that you can do this role. Answers should be a maximum of 2500 characters.
  • Why Us?: Tell us what has motivated you to apply for this role at Youth STEM Matters. Answers should be a maximum of 1500 characters.
  • Why You?: This is your chance to tell us what you can bring to the role – tell us about you as a person and how that will make you suited to the role you have applied for. Answers should be a maximum of 1500 characters.
    NB: There are no minimum requirements for response lengths for these questions, but a well thought through application will likely score higher.
    This section can all be completed in a range of formats. You can type straight into the application form, or, if you’d prefer, you can record your answers by video, create a poster or write a song/poem (or something else!) to answer the questions. If answering in an alternative format, please indicate so in the form and send your responses to mhairi@youthstem2030.org before the advertised deadline.

AVAILABLE ROLES

Lead Artist

The Lead Artist will have direct responsibility for the success of the team of Artists at Youth STEM Matters. Artists create original artwork to accompany the articles that we publish, and have a key role in the communication of STEM and the UN Sustainable Development Goals – the Lead Artist will coordinate the Artists and work with other parts of the Volunteer Team to do this.

Copy-Editor

Copy-Editors assess the clarity, conciseness, and citation compliance of papers, to evaluate the overall quality of communication in articles. They have an important role to play in making sure that articles that get published are free from spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors, and are accessible to our audience.

This could be the perfect role for you if you’ve got a good attention to detail, enjoy learning about new topics and want to help other young people to communicate their scientific findings!

Managing Editor (Physical Sciences)

The Managing Editor (Physical Sciences) is an Executive role within Youth STEM Matters, and has direct responsibility for the success of the Physical Sciences department (physics, maths, engineering, technology, design, earth science, etc.) of the Research Team.  

The Managing Editor plays a key role in team development, through mentoring and giving feedback to Reviewers and Editors.  They will also be involved in developing resources that can be used by other members of the Youth STEM Matters Volunteer Team, and also by authors. 

Editor (Life Sciences & Physical Sciences)
Editors are responsible for coordinating the peer-review and leading small groups of reviewers. They make final decisions on papers that are submitted to Youth STEM Matters, based on the comments given by reviewers. Therefore, synthesising potentially conflicting information to reach a rational judgement is a key part of this role.

If you want to challenge yourself to take what you’ve learned in school, college or university and apply it to real world problems, as well improve your critical thinking and discover new areas of science through a leadership role, this could be the perfect role for you!

Reviewer (Life Sciences & Physical Sciences)
Reviewers are responsible for critically evaluating and reviewing articles submitted. Reviewers are expected to research topics that may be unfamiliar to them, and comment on the quality, validity and structure of a paper, providing guidance to the author as to how to improve.

If you want to challenge yourself to take what you’ve learned in school, college or university and apply it to real world problems, as well improve your critical thinking and discover new areas of science, this could be the perfect role for you!

For more information and to apply:

https://www.youthstem2030.org/ysm-join

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