Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Graduate Funding and Fellowship Opportunities from the Mercatus Center

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is currently accepting applications for our graduate student programs for the 2015-2016 academic year. Successful fellows have gone on to obtain tenure-track positions in academia and public policy positions in federal and state governments and at prominent research institutions.
The PhD Fellowship is a three-year, competitive, full-time fellowship program for students who are pursuing a doctoral degree in economics at George Mason University. It includes full tuition support, a stipend, and experience as a research assistant working closely with Mercatus-affiliated Mason faculty. It is a total award of up to $120,000 over three years. The application deadline is February 1, 2015.
The Adam Smith Fellowship is a one-year, competitive fellowship for graduate students attending PhD programs at any university, and in any discipline, including economics, philosophy, political science, and sociology. Smith Fellows receive a stipend and attend colloquia on the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy. It is a total award of up to $10,000 for the year. The application deadline is March 15, 2015.
The MA Fellowship is a two-year, competitive, full-time fellowship program for students pursuing a master’s degree in economics at George Mason University who are interested in pursuing careers in public policy. It includes full tuition support, a stipend, and practical experience as a research assistant working with Mercatus scholars. It is a total award of up to $80,000 over two years. The application deadline is March 1, 2015.
The Frédéric Bastiat Fellowship is awarded to graduate students attending master’s, juris doctoral, and doctoral programs in a variety of fields including economics, law, political science, and public policy. Bastiat Fellows receive a stipend and attend colloquia on public policy. It is a total award of up to $5,000 for the year. The application deadline is April 1, 2015.

U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program Accepting Applications

Now Accepting Applications for the U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program

Please visit 
http://careers.state.gov/intern/student-internships for more information about the U.S. Department of State Fall 2015 Student Internship Program (unpaid), and to start the online application process via USAJobs. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is March 2, 2015

We highly encourage you to complete and submit your application as soon as possible. 


This program offers U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate in 10-week, unpaid internships that provide intensive educational and professional experience within the environment of America’s principle foreign affairs agency. 


The unpaid internships are available at many of the over 270 U.S. embassies, consulates and missions to international organizations around the world, as well as at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and other locations throughout the U.S. Participants gain first-hand, hands-on experience, and learn the realities of working in – and with – Foreign and Civil Service professionals who are at the forefront of America’s diplomatic efforts. 


As an unpaid intern, you may have the opportunity to:
  • Participate in meetings with senior level U.S. government or foreign government officials;
  • Draft, edit, or contribute to cables, reports, communications, talking points, or other materials used by policy makers in furthering U.S. foreign policy objectives;
  • Help organize and support events, including international and/or multi-lateral meetings and conferences on critical global issues;
  • Contribute to the management and administration of the Department of State and America’s foreign policy; and
  • Engage directly with U.S. or foreign audiences to promote U.S. foreign policy and improve understanding of U.S. culture and society.
So consider spending your Fall 2015 with the U.S. Department of State, witnessing and participating in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy, working closely with the U.S. diplomats and civil servants who carry out America’s foreign policy initiatives. You’ll not only have an experience of a lifetime, you may even earn educational credit.* 

*Applicants who are selected for a U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program (unpaid) can contact the selecting bureau, or the central Student Programs office, if they require further details about the program to support their request for academic credit. 

Visit our 
forums if you have any questions, or to search for topics of interest. The forums can be found under Connect on the careers.state.gov website. You can also search our FAQs for more information.

We appreciate your interest in a career with the U.S. Department of State.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

2015-16 Capital Fellows Applications Due February 9



Prepare for a Future Career…Engage yourself in Public Service.
Apply by February 9, 2015 to the Capital Fellows Programs - www.csus.edu/calst/programs
  • California Senate Fellows
  • Executive Fellowship Program
  • Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship Program
  • Judicial Administration Fellowship Program



The Capital Fellows Programs offer a unique opportunity to participate in policymaking and development. Fellows work for 10-11 months as full-time, paid staff members in the California State Assembly, California State Senate, California Executive Branch or the California Judiciary. Fellows actively engage in public service and prepare for future careers, while gaining firsthand experience in the governance and leadership of the most diverse, complex state in the nation.

Voted four years (2010, 2011, 2012 & 2014) as one of the Top 10 internships nationwide by Vault.com, the Capital Fellows Programs are ranked highly for their combination of meaningful work experience and career opportunities. Each year, Vault's editors evaluate the internship programs profiled in their annual guide and select from those the top internship programs they feel represent the best all-around opportunities.

Prospective Capital Fellows must have a bachelor’s degree (in any major) by September 1, 2015 and a demonstrated interest in public service, public policy, and California state government. Applicants may apply to one or more of the programs that meet their interests and qualifications. Recent graduates, graduate, postgraduate and mid-career applicants are welcome to apply. For the 2015-16 fellowship year, individuals must complete the online application by the deadline of February 9, 2015 at www.csus.edu/calst/programs.

If you have questions regarding the Capital Fellows Programs or need brochures, please contact Sacramento State’s Center for California Studies at (916) 278-6906, calstudies@csus.edu or visit www.csus.edu/calst/programs.



Claire A. Bunch
Coordinator, Fellows Outreach and Special Projects
Capital Fellows Programs
Center for California Studies
California State University, Sacramento
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA  95819-6081
916/278-6906 - Main, 916/278-4667 - Direct


"An outstanding opportunity to engage in public service and prepare for a future career."
Learn more by visiting www.csus.edu/calst/programs  

Opportunity for Puget Sound Students! Full Year Paid Training Program!



Dear Professor O'Neil,

My name is Charlotte and I'm the Recruitment Director with Green Corps, the Field School for Environmental Organizing.

I’m emailing to see if you can forward information about our program to your students at Puget Sound again this year.  Applications for our 2015-2016 program are now being accepted and our early application deadline is February 1st.

Green Corps runs a full year paid training program for college graduates that combines intensive classroom training with leaders in the environmental movement and field placement working on urgent environmental issues with organizations like the Sierra Club and Food & Water Watch. Some of our alumni include Phil Radford, Executive Director of Greenpeace USA and Sarah Hodgdon, National Program Director at Sierra Club.

Can you forward this blurb and link below to your students to let them know about the opportunity?

Don’t hesitate to email me back if you have any questions, and thank you!
Charlotte Olena
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Charlotte Olena
Assistant Organizing Director
Green Corps
1543 Wazee St | Suite 300 | Denver, CO
Email :: charlotteo@greencorps.org
Cell :: 716.870.4555
www.greencorps.org 
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Winter Application Deadline: February 1st, 2015
Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day.

In Green Corps’ yearlong paid program, you’ll get intensive training in the skills you need to make a difference in the world. You’ll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems — global warming, deforestation, water pollution, factory farming and many others — with groups like Sierra Club and Food & Water Watch. And when you graduate from Green Corps, we’ll help you find a career with one of the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups.

For more information, read on or visit
http://www.greencorps.org/apply.html .

In your year with Green Corps:


Be trained by the best: Green Corps organizers take part in trainings with leading figures in the environmental and social change movements: people like Adam Ruben, former political director and current board president of MoveOn.org, and Bill McKibben, author and founder of 350.org.


Gain experience across the country: Green Corps sends organizers to jumpstart campaigns for groups such as Rainforest Action Network, Power Shift, and Environment America in San Francisco, Chicago, Boston and dozens of other places in between.

Make an impact on today’s environmental challenges
: Green Corps organizers have built the campaigns that helped keep the Arctic safe from drilling; led to new laws to support clean, renewable energy; convinced major corporations to stop dumping in our oceans; and much, much more.

Get paid! Green Corps organizers earn a salary of $25,000. Organizers also have a chance to opt into our health care program with a pre-tax monthly salary deferral. We offer paid sick days and holidays, two weeks paid vacation and a student loan repayment program for those who qualify.


Launch your career: Green Corps will help connect you to environmental and progressive groups that are looking for full-time staff to build their organizations and help them create social change and protect our environment. 

Interview weekends are happening in Boston, MA, Washington, DC, Chicago, IL, and San Francisco, CA.

Local Internship Opportunity


Professor O'Neil,
It's been a while, but I hope this email finds you well.  We're gearing up for another election season and will be working with a number of candidates in the Tacoma and Seattle areas.  Anders Ibsen is the current City Councilmember for the North End of Tacoma and is looking to bring on an intern to help with campaign organization and outreach.  This is an unpaid position, probably 15 hours per week.  I've attached a short description for you to share with students and/or post to the blog.

Thanks and best wishes,
Nic Van Putten
253-459-4758
 


Committee to Re-Elect Anders Ibsen, Tacoma City Council #1
Invites applications for the positions of: Intern
OPENING DATE: 01/12/15
CLOSING DATE: Until Filled

Job Description
Under the direction of the campaign team:
* Direct fundraising efforts including events and candidates call time to donors
* Oversee community outreach
* Execute the campaign plan including direct voter contact, canvassing, public relations volunteer recruiting and management
* Train volunteers and lead canvases
* Work with other campaigns if applicable to implement an overall Get-Out-The-Vote strategy

Required Skills
* Well-organized, and professional
* Function well in collaborative and team-oriented work environment
* Excited about making a difference through the political process


Application Process
Individuals interested in applying for this position should submit a current resume to
kess@progressivestrategiesnw.com

For more information, please contact Kess Smith at 253-514-0814