Build your project coordination skills on the Midwest Big Data Innovation Hub team! We’re looking for a student to join this project as a paid intern to help build our student community in the region through a range of online activities. This position is open to students throughout the 12-state Midwest region who are in graduate programs in STEM or related fields.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • • 50% Assist with outreach to student organizations.
  • • 40% Assist with organizing and running webinars and events.
  • • 10% Other related duties as needed.

Position Requirements and Qualifications


Preferred: Enrolled student status in a graduate degree program or advanced undergraduate status at an accredited college or university in the 12-state Midwest region (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin). We encourage students from Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), and Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) to apply.


Required: Work toward a graduate degree in a STEM field, communications, education, business, or other relevant disciplines.


Required: Organization and time management skills. Strong interest in science and technology topics.

Preferred: Experience assisting with coordination and facilitation of public events, such as webinars, workshops, conferences, and professional meetings. Leadership experience in a student group such as an RSO, or in a professional organization.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • • Organization and time management skills
  • • Awareness of, and sensitivity to, cultural and linguistic differences
  • • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment
  • • Proficiency in Google Docs suite and/or Microsoft Office Suite

Salary and Appointment Information

This is a 10-hours-per-week position for the fall 2022 semester, potentially continuing through the spring 2023 semester. Pay rate: $16/hour, no tuition waiver or benefits. This is a fully remote position. Work hours and location are flexible.

Application Process

To apply, please send the following documents to John MacMullen at

  • • Resume
  • • A brief statement of your interest and relevant experience.

Applications are due by August 12, 2022.

About the Midwest Big Data Innovation Hub

The Midwest Big Data Innovation Hub (MBDH) is a project funded by the National Science Foundation, and based at the University of Illinois with partner sites at other universities in the Midwest. The MBDH is focused on bringing together data scientists and researchers from other disciplines, along with people from industry, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations to solve data-related challenges in health, agriculture, the environment, and related areas. Learn more at