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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

International Brain Bee Internships Department

The International Brain Bee offers select internships for IYNA members to apply to. These positions are volunteer based and cover a wide variety of fields. Internships will be posted throughout the year as new opportunities arise.

Brain Bee Alumni Project Intern

The International Brain Bee is seeking 1-2 volunteers to help with an alumni tracking project. Interns will be tasked with reaching out to past competitors and collecting information such as whether they pursued graduate school, which graduate school they attend, what degrees they have obtained, whether they plan to enter a career in neuroscience or relating to neuroscience, how participating in the Brain Bee shaped their interests, etc. Interns will work directly with International Brain Bee staff. This project will provide data which will aid the International Brain Bee's fundraising efforts. Interns can be considered for a paid internship given exceptional work and initiative. Applications are due February 20, 2020. High school students are preferred.

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Brain Bee Social Media and Website Intern

The International Brain Bee is seeking 1-2 volunteers to help with the organization's social media and website. *Coding skill is not required. This position does not involve any coding.* Interns will be tasked with posting on social media, updating the website, and working with International Brain Bee staff to increase the organization's online presence and reputation. Interns can be considered for a paid internship given exceptional work and initiative. Applications are due February 20, 2020. High school students are preferred.

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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

National Chapter Networks (NCNs) are the leadership structures of the IYNA in each country, managing chapters and organizing activities in their countries. Before an NCN is formed, a committee of individuals from a certain country must come together to lay the foundation for their future NCN. Members of the chapters team will be assigned to a developing NCN and be tasked with providing guidance and support to the committee. Members will also be reaching out to countries to spur chapter growth and initiate the committee formation process. If you have any further questions, please contact Colin Wood or Lasya Kambhampati. cwood@youthneuro.org lkambhampati@youthneuro.org

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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

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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.

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MYELIN Curriculum Reviewer

Only open to candidates who have already earned a Bachelor's Degree (or international equivalent) and have substantial neuroscience or education experience. MYELIN Reviewers work closely with the MYELIN Executive team to refine, edit, and finalize learning materials with a focus on adherence to curricular standards and accuracy of scientific content.

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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.

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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. *Mentors please apply on the Mentorship page. This application is for volunteer staff only.*

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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

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.

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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 a maximum of two articles to edit per week, and each article approximately takes an hour to fully edit. However, article assignments are likely to fluctuate from week to week, so time commitment may be variable.

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Resources Department

The Resources Department connects IYNA members with opportunities in neuroscience.

Resources Team Member (Currently Closed)

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.

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Social Media Department

The social media team works to share exciting content with our members and people interested in neuroscience!

Social Media Manager (Currently Closed)

*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.

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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 (Currently Closed)

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 high activity levels will be expected (>3 hours per week).

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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

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United States of America NCN Officer

As a committee member, you will be expected to lay the foundation for the USA National Chapter Network (NCN). An NCN is the leadership structure of the IYNA in each country, managing chapters and organizing activities in their countries. Committee members need to be motivated, have a strong work ethic, and be willing to put in the time commitment. You will have access to numerous, incredible opportunities such as organizing conferences, setting up major fundraising events, and unifying the youth neuroscience community in the United States.