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Without our volunteer staff, none of our projects could be possible. By applying to one of our departments, you will join a team of passionate, dedicated individuals working towards building the next generation of neuroscientists. Please note that IYNA positions are only open to members under 26 years of age. Our teams currently use G Suite and Facebook Workplace to communicate. Applicants must be able to access these platforms on a regular basis. We will be opening new positions relatively frequently, so make sure to check back here often.

IYNA Global Staff Positions


National/Regional Positions


Outreach Department

The Outreach Committee of the IYNA is dedicated to increasing awareness of our organization both among interested students and the public. Our social media team works to share exciting content with all followers of our page in a manner accessible to teens. Furthermore, our publicity team is reaching out to news organizations and other publishers to spread awareness of our mission.

Social Media Team

*We are currently seeking someone to manage our LinkedIn account.* The Social Media team is responsible for maintaining the IYNA's social media accounts. Each account will be handled by 1-2 people and requires regular activity according to the IYNA social media policy. Applicants should be familiar with the social media platform they are interested in managing.

Mentorship Department

Pursuing neuroscience in high school can be confusing, but the IYNA’s mentorship program was developed to make this process easier. Members of the IYNA will be paired with undergraduate, graduate, and professional mentors, who will help them develop their own educational and career goals in neuroscience.

Mentorship Committee Member

The Mentorship Committee is in charge of architecting the Mentorship program, and recruiting and vetting mentors. The main job applicants should be able to do is interview candidates in a professional manner, and report to the team if the candidate is a good fit for the program. Additionally, committee members will be in charge of keeping in touch with mentors and mentees as well as reaching out to neuroscience departments and clubs. Time commitment varies each week, but is usually around one hour. *This is not where mentors apply* If you want more information please contact: ssamuel@youthneuro.org

Chapters Department

The IYNA was founded to promote neuroscience in the context of individual communities, and the mission of our recruitment team is to do just that. Our fast-paced Chapter Development team is organizing the IYNA’s national chapters and creating a wide range of materials to help local-level chapters succeed in all that they do.

Chapters Team Member (Currently Closed)

National Chapter Networks (NCNs) are the leadership structures of the IYNA in each country, managing chapters and organizing activities in their countries. Members of the NCN management committee will serve as liaisons to their assigned NCN, representing the interests of the IYNA as a whole on their board of directors. Members will also participate in discussions and meetings to improve the NCN program. If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to contact either director of the Chapters Department. Colin Wood - cwood@youthneuro.org Lasya Kambhampati - lkambhampati@youthneuro.org

MYELIN Department

Currently, very few students have the chance to study neuroscience before entering universities. The IYNA seeks to change this through its Modern Youth Education, Leadership, and Inquiry in Neuroscience (MYELIN) initiative by developing a high-quality, free-to-access neuroscience curriculum. We hope to develop a set of materials that teachers around the world will be able to bring into the classroom to introduce students to the exciting field of neuroscience.

MYELIN Module Leader (Currently Closed)

Module leaders work with contributors to continue development of the MYELIN Initiative. They are involved with contributor recruitment, evaluation, and training, and also work with the directors to determine the initiative's future plans. Candidates will also be reviewed for the MYELIN Contributor position if not accepted. For more information, please email myelinexec@youthneuro.org.

MYELIN Contributor

As a MYELIN Contributor, you will join a team of dedicated students working to develop a high school neuroscience curriculum. Within your teams, you will be responsible for drafting learning materials, finding opportunities to share our curricula with educators, and developing new ideas on how to ensure the initiative’s success.

Fundraising Department

Keeping our organization running is a challenge, requiring not only the dedication of our volunteer staff, but also financial resources. Our fundraising team is working to secure grants and donations to help support our existing programs and make new ones. The ultimate goal of the fundraising committee is to help the IYNA find the resources it needs to do more for students.

Fundraising Team Member

Our fundraising team reaches out to individuals and corporations for grants and donations, which are needed to continue to sustain and expand the IYNA. We manage a merchandise shop which we update with designs of T-Shirts, tote bags, stickers, etc. We also make short term and long term projects that generate income such as coin wars and bake sales. Estimated time commitment: At least 1 hour per week

Journal Department

The IYNA Journal provides a forum for scientifically-inclined students to write and publish neuroscience-related articles. Our team of editors provides individualized feedback to each writer, allowing them to develop both their research and scientific communication skills. All editions of the IYNA Journal are published for free online, giving both our members and the general public an engaging way to learn more about neuroscience

Head of Journal Assembly (Currently Closed)

The head of journal assembly leads the assembling and formatting process of journal issues in their entirety. For example, they are responsible for creating the front and back cover of journal issues; thus, graphic design experience is necessary. They also perform the same tasks as a junior editor. If you have any questions, feel free to email the editor-in-chief at swagle@youthneuro.org.

Senior Editor (Currently Closed)

Senior editors lead junior editors and serve as a right-hand man to the editor-in-chief. They also perform the same tasks as junior editors but with a more rigorous time commitment. If you have any questions, feel free to email the editor-in-chief at swagle@youthneuro.org.

Junior Editor (Currently Closed)

Junior editors are responsible for reviewing and editing articles submitted to the IYNA Journal. They will be correcting for grammatical, organizational, informational, and formatting-related errors among others. Each junior editor will be assigned approximately 2-5 articles to edit per journal release and will spend approximately 2 hours per week editing articles. However, article assignments are likely to fluctuate from week to week, so time commitment may be variable. If you have any questions, feel free to email the editor-in-chief at swagle@youthneuro.org.

Resources Department

The Resources Department connects IYNA members with opportunities in neuroscience.

Resources Team Member

Resources team members help members of the IYNA become increasingly involved with neuroscience opportunities. This involves contributing to a database of resources including internships, non-profit organizations, online courses, journals, etc. Staff are expected to contribute a minimum of 2 hrs/wk. For more information on this position, please contact akrishnan@youthneuro.org or aumair@youthneuro.org

Web Development Department

The Web Development department is responsible for all aspects of the IYNA Website Network: design, development, deployment, maintenance, and security of the IYNA website, the International Brain Bee website, and the NeuroAuth website. We are like a small tech startup within the IYNA, working with all IYNA departments to give a platform for their programs. Joining our team is a great opportunity for high-school or undergraduate students to develop valuable real-life experience with modern technologies and processes, giving you a headstart in the software development job market.

Full Stack Developer

IYNA Full Stack Developers work on all aspects of the IYNA website, including UX, Frontend, Backend, DevOps, and Server Administration. Applicants must have experience with Python, HTML, CSS, and JS. Applicants with experience using the Django Python Framework, the Boostrap CSS Framework, or with Linux server administration will be given preference. Please note that this position is very fast-paced, and that high activity levels will be expected (>3 hours per week).

Frontend/UX Developer

IYNA Frontend/UX Developers design and implement visual elements of the IYNA Website Network. This includes webpage design, layout, and interactivity. Applicants should know HTML, CSS, and some JavaScript, and have strong visual aesthetic/graphic design skills. Applicants with prior experience and knowledge of the Bootstrap CSS framework will be given preference.fas fa-code