Student Assistant Program

Deadline Passed

The Student Assistant Program is open to undergraduate students, who are active AMS student members.  The program provides partial travel support to students willing to assist AMS staff in administering the annual meeting. Student assistants help with various tasks, including meeting registration, book/retail exhibit, committee meetings, and audio visual requirements. When students are not working, they have the opportunity to attend sessions and visit the exhibit area.  Students are not allowed to serve as a student assistant for more than two meetings.  Although the opportunity to be a student assistant is fun and educationally rewarding, it is also a demanding job and AMS takes this program very seriously!  We are looking for students that can work well with others, be depended upon, and are able and willing to take direction from AMS staff members. AMS provides student assistants with hotel accommodations (shared with one or two other students), meeting registration, and a small per diem to help offset daily meal expenses. Students must secure their own travel arrangements to and from Phoenix.  AMS does not cover travel costs.

Eligibility

Undergraduate students must be an AMS student member or full member with student privileges.  For current members, the 2015 membership dues should be renewed online by September 30th and prior to applying for a student assistant position.  If you are not a member and would like to apply for a student assistant position, you must submit an online membership application and pay for the full year of 2015.  Once the online application is properly submitted, you will be able to set up an account profile for access to the student assistant application within 24 hours, provided this is done in a timely fashion prior to the deadline date.  Students must be referred by their academic advisor.  An electronic signature confirms that your advisor finds you in good standing to apply for a Student Assistant position.  Membership renewals or new membership applications, sent by postal service, cannot process in timeAll interested students must use the online service as explained in these guidelines to be considered.  AMS is not responsible for applications that fail to transfer through.

Process

To apply for Student Assistantship you must login.   The application submission ends midnight, 3 October 2014.  The Student Assistant application will not be available after the deadline!  Only applications submitted online by the deadline date will be considered. 

Advisors will receive an automatic email of notification once the application is submitted.  Applications will be reviewed and selected after the deadline date or until the designated number of assistant slots is filled; a waiting list will be established after that time in the case a student withdraws his/her student assistant position.  We will accept up to four students from any one school (unless the number of assistants needed is not met).

To learn more about the benefits of membership and to apply or renew, visit our member service page at http://www.ametsoc.org/MEMB/index.html.  Any questions regarding the Student Assistant program may be directed to Donna Fernandez at dfernandez@ametsoc.org or 617-226-3907. All candidates will be notified by e-mail as to whether or not they have been accepted for the student assistant position.