Assistant, KEYS Internship Program (Temporary) (Multiple Positions)

Tucson, AZ
Jan 22, 2021
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Employment Type
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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BIO5 Institute

Department Website Link:


Main Campus


Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

The BIO5 Institute is seeking program mentors (KEYS Crew) for the KEYS 2021 Internship Program. The KEYS Program is a 7-week research internship for Arizona high school students, ages 16-18 years old, from June 7, 2021-July 23, 2021. We are looking for multiple summer full-time positions, working as near-peer mentors to provide programmatic support in a wide variety of areas. Due to COVID-19, KEYS will provide a hybrid model for the 2021 Internship, this will require both virtual (remote) and in-person (on campus) working environments for Crew mentors.KEYS Crew will provide assistance with the 2021 program’s implementation and serve as a vital resource of information while supporting the program interns. The ideal candidates will be excellent communicators, with a strong understanding of scientific research environments. These candidates will have the ability to work effectively with a wide variety of administrative, scientific, and academic groups. A background in science is a plus!BIO5 transcends traditional research models by promoting intensive interdisciplinary collaboration with individuals from many departments and colleges within the University of Arizona. The BIO5 Institute also interfaces with a wide variety of constituents across Arizona as well as both the national and global science communities. BIO5 is dedicated to stimulating leading-edge interdisciplinary research in order to translate research into real-world applications in the fields of medicine and agriculture. The BIO5 Institute is committed to training the next generation of scientists as well as increasing scientific knowledge throughout society.

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Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide near-peer mentorship to program participants
  • Supervise program participants during their lunch breaks and social activities
  • Responsible for daily participant check in visits
  • Provide assistance with participant homework assignments
  • Assist program staff with various assigned tasks
  • Additional duties may be assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience may be required.
  • Schedule requirements: Full Time availability (40+ hours a week) including one evening a week and weekend availability from June 7, 2021-July 23, 2021. Part-time availability from April 1st, 2021-June 6, 2021 for program training and certifications.
  • Minimum age-18 years old

Preferred Qualifications:

  • KEYS Internship Alumni
  • University of Arizona undergraduate student
  • Strong scientific background, with focus on scientific communication
  • Valid AZ Driver’s license with a minimum of 2 years driving experience



Full Time/Part Time:

To be Determined

Number of Hours Worked per Week:


Job FTE:


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Job Category:

Student Services

Benefits Eligible:

No Benefits

Rate of Pay:

$12.15 per hour

Compensation Type:

hourly rate



Career Stream and Level:


Job Family:

Student Support

Job Function:

Student Services

Type of criminal background check required::

Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Number of Vacancies:


Target Hire Date:


Expected End Date:


Contact Information for Candidates:

Kelle Hyland
[email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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