Friday, November 21, 2014

Fellowships at the Hertog Foundation

Visit to learn more and apply

The application deadline is Monday, February 9, 2015.

Political Studies Program
  • Eligibility: Undergraduates and very recent graduates
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Duration: 6-week program, June 21–August 1, 2015
  • Stipend: Provides housing and meals plus $3,000 stipend

Hertog Fellows study classic texts in political thought and some of the seminal documents of American politics with an outstanding faculty. In addition, students study selected public policy issues with some of those who helped formulate and implement those policies.

War Studies Program

  • Eligibility: Rising college juniors, seniors and very recent graduates
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Duration: 2-week program, July 25–August 7, 2015
  • Stipend: Provides housing and meals plus $1,500 stipend

The War Studies Program, run by the Institute for the Study of War, aims to educate undergraduate students about the theory, practice, organization, and control of war and military forces. Over the course of the program, students will learn from and interact with distinguished senior leaders in the national security and military communities, including retired generals and leading intellectuals.

Economic Policy Studies Program

  • Eligibility: Undergraduates and very recent graduates
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Duration: 2-week program, August 2–August 15, 2015
  • Stipend: Provides housing and meals plus $1,500 stipend

Led by Yuval Levin, editor of National Affairs, this seminar aims to educate undergraduate students about the intersection of theory and practice in our national politics. Students will learn from and interact with distinguished experts in various arenas of public policy and leading elected officials in Washington.

Advanced Institutes
  • Eligibility: Undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals
  • Location: Washington, DC and New York City
  • Duration: 1-week seminars include $750 stipend plus housing and meals

The 2015 Advanced Institutes include:

  • The Political Thought of Abraham Lincoln with Allen C. Guelzo
    • August 2–7, 2015, New York Historical Society

  • The Lessons of the Iraq War with Vance Serchuk
    • August 9–15, Washington, DC

Please contact Lily Reeder with any questions:

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Post Grad Job Opportunities with the Fund for the Public Interest

As background, I work with the Fund for the Public Interest. As you may know, we're a nationwide nonprofit that runs grassroots campaigns that work on behalf of leading social change groups like U.S. PIRG and Environment America.

We're hiring graduating seniors to help run our campaign offices next year as Citizen Outreach Directors.  It's a lot of responsibility, mainly focused on hiring, training and managing a staff that goes out into communities to build grassroots support for the above organizations and their campaigns. We’re looking for students who might be up for this challenge and would be passionate about working on environmental, consumer protection and social change campaigns. We know that many University of Puget Sound students who would be interested in this work don’t necessarily know how to find jobs like ours.

**Post-Graduation 2015 Job Opportunities Making Social Change**

We’re looking for smart, hard-working students who work well in a team and are eager to make real change after graduation.

The Fund for the Public Interest (­“the Fund”) partners with leading nonprofit groups from around the country, providing the kind of people power it takes to build organizations for the long-term, win hard-fought campaigns, and make real change on some of the most important issues of our day. And we’re hiring!

Specifically, we're hiring Citizen Outreach Directors to run our grassroots campaign offices across the country next fall -- working on behalf of groups like Environment America and US PIRG.

We are looking for smart, motivated students who want to get their hands dirty and make a real impact on some of the most critical issues facing our society.
If you are interested in applying, visit our website at, or contact me directly at 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

11/20 Council on Foreign Relations Conference Call: US-China Relations

On behalf of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), I invite you to participate in the next session of the Fall 2014 CFR Academic Conference Call series on Thursday, November 20, from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM in WY 326.

Elizabeth C. Economy, CFR's C.V. Starr senior fellow and director for Asia studies, will discuss U.S.-China relations in light of President Obama's recent visit with Chinese President Xi Jinping during the APEC summit in Beijing.

 Dr. Economy has published widely on both Chinese domestic and foreign policy. Her most recent book, coauthored with Michael Levi, is "By All Means Necessary: How China's Resource Quest is Changing the World." Dr. Economy is also the author of "The River Runs Black: The Environmental Challenge to China's Future," which was named one of the top fifty sustainability books in 2008 by the University of Cambridge, won the 2005 International Convention on Asia Scholars Award for the best social sciences book published on Asia, and was listed as one of the top ten books of 2004 by the "Globalist" as well as one of the best business books of 2010 by Booz Allen Hamilton's "strategy+business" magazine.

She is a member of the World Economic Forum (WEF)'s Global Agenda Council on the United States and served as a member and then vice chair of WEF's Global Agenda Council on the Future of China from 2008 to 2014. Dr. Economy writes about topics involving China on CFR's Asia Program blog, "Asia Unbound."

 As background for the discussion, you may wish to review the following materials:

 1) Elizabeth C. Economy, "China's Imperial President: Xi Jinping Tightens His Grip," Foreign Affairs, November/December 2014.

2) Elizabeth C. Economy, "Is China Committed to Rule of Law?," Interview,, October 29, 2014.

3) "U.S.-China Relations," Asia Unbound, Blog, Council on Foreign Relations.

4) "Timeline: U.S.-Relations with China," Interactive, Council on Foreign Relations.

5) "China's Maritime Disputes," Interactive, Council on Foreign Relations.!/?cid=emc-ACC-InfoGuide-112014

 Please RSVP to Professor Seth Weinberger at ASAP if you'd like to attend. I look forward to seeing you there!      Seth Weinberger

Monday, November 10, 2014

Match Corps looking for Seniors interested in teaching

My name is Cassandra Marcelin and I’m a Recruitment Manager at Match Education, an education non-profit organization based in Boston, MA.  Match is searching for elite college graduates from top colleges and universities in America to apply for Match Corps and the Sposato Graduate School of Education in Boston, MA.

These programs are highly selective, with an 8% hire rate.  Match Corps members and students at Sposato Graduate School of Education are high-achievers with a relentless work ethic.  Match Corps members span a wide range of career interests from medicine and law to education administration, teaching, and policy.

The Match Corps is a one-year urban education fellowship program that pairs recent college graduates from top universities with a small caseload of Match students whom they work with in small group or 1-on-1 tutorials over the course of each day, providing close academic support and building relationships to guarantee the academic success of their Match students. The Sposato Graduate School of Education is a two-year graduate program where members participate in a teacher training program that prepares them to teach in “No Excuses” urban classrooms.  Those who successfully complete this program, will earn their license to teach and a Master’s in Effective Teaching (MET).

 Candidates for the Match Corps or the Sposato Graduate School of Education usually fall into one of these categories of students who want to:

1)      Be highly effective educators in urban schools.

2)      Devote a year to service before grad school, law school, or medical school.

3)      Get involved in education reform or public policy and want a one-year opportunity to experience life in the schools in an authentic and meaningful way.

4)      Transition into a career in the non-profit or education sector.
Contact Cassandra Marcelin for more information.

Cassandra Marcelin
Recruitment Manager
Match Education
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Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Volunteer Opportunity in South Africa!

Attention Students of the Politics & Government Department!
One Heart Source is currently accepting applications for our 2015 Volunteer Programs in South Africa. In 2015, we are offering a variety of  2 and 4-week programs in Cape Town, South Africa! Programs Offered: April 20 - November 6, 2015.

We will be hosting live online information sessions Nov. 10, 12, 15, and 18!
Join us by
Registering Here!
As an OHS Volunteer, you will:
* Integrate yourself into and work closely with members of the local community to create positive social uplift
Teach primary school students through a mentorship program focused on building strong Math and English foundations, while empowering students
* Exchange ideas and culture with people from around the world
 Lead after-school programs in non-traditional subjects like dance, debate, art, and sports
Work with a small, dynamic team of international university and graduate students
* Develop
empathy, confidence, and leadership skills while pursuing social justice

We at One Heart Source believe in creating lasting social change through education and human connection. We encourage you to take a step towards providing a more socially just future for some of the most marginalized communities in the world.

Both Graduate and Undergraduate students are encouraged to
Next Application Deadline: November 21st

For more information and to apply visit:
Please contact with any questions!

Monday, November 03, 2014

Tacoma's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program

My name is Cate and I work at the non-profit South Sound Outreach located in the Hilltop Neighborhood here in Tacoma. With tax season approaching, we are launching another year of our VITA program, where we help low-income individuals and families prepare their taxes free of charge.

I am reaching out to organizations to recruit volunteers for VITA, and thought UPS would be a great resource to reach out to students. Not only is there a great community need for volunteers in this program, but the experience of volunteering for VITA has proved to be very valuable for students in years past, as they gain community partnerships and skills.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Peace Corps Info Session 11/4, State Dept Info Session 11/5

CFR Conference Call: The role of NAFTA and recommendations for the future -11/6/14

On behalf of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), I invite you to participate in the next session of the Fall 2014 CFR Academic Conference Call series on Thursday, November 6, from 9:00 to 10:00 AM in Commencement Hall 381. Shannon K. O'Neil, CFR's senior fellow for Latin America studies, will discuss the role of the North American Free Trade Agreement in the region and policy recommendations for the future.

Dr. O'Neil directed CFR's Independent Task Force on North America (2014), and one on U.S.-Latin America Relations (2008). She is the author of "Two Nations Indivisible: Mexico, the United States, and the Road Ahead" (Oxford University Press, 2013). Dr. O'Neil has testified before Congress on U.S. policy toward Mexico and she is a frequent commentator on major television and radio programs. Her work has been published in "Foreign Affairs," "Foreign Affairs Latinoamérica," "Americas Quarterly," "Política Exterior," "Foreign Policy," "Washington Post," "Los Angeles Times," and "USA Today," among others. Previously, Dr. O'Neil was a Fulbright scholar; a justice, welfare, and economics fellow at Harvard University; and taught Latin American politics at Columbia University.

As background for the discussion, you may wish to review the following materials:

Please RSVP to me at ASAP if you're interested in attending.

Hope to see you there!

Seth Weinberger

Mock Jurors needed for Washington Trial Advocacy! - Nov 8

November 8th in Seattle
Food and Drinks
Exposure to the Legal System

Thursday, October 30, 2014

GAO Internships--great opportunity...!

From an alum--

I hope this email finds you well. I just wanted to reach out and say hello and let you know that GAO is planning to post an unpaid internship announcement for undergraduate students in January. These internships would be available both in DC or in any of our field offices, including Seattle. Students are welcome to intern during the school year (not sure if UPS lets students do this), or during the summer and can be very flexible about hours and start dates. If any students are interested, I'd suggest that they set up a USAJobs account ( and upload a resume, and then keep an eye out on USAJobs or the GAO website ( for the specific announcement. The announcement that UPS students would be eligible for will be for a 'Student Volunteer' position (our "intern" positions are specifically for graduate students and are paid). I'd also be happy to answer any questions anyone has about GAO. They can reach out to me--

Professor O'Neil has the phone and email contact for any interested student.   

DC Internship wih Congressman Adam Smith

Internship Opportunity in Congressman Adam Smith’s
Washington, DC Office

Congressman Smith Currently Seeking Applicants for Internship Positions in his Washington, DC Office

Candidates should have an interest in the legislative process and civic service, possess excellent writing and communication skills, and work well as part of a team. Interns in the DC Office will be responsible for projects such as writing correspondence, providing support for daily legislative tasks, fielding constituent phone calls and other requests. Other duties include leading Capitol building tours and providing staff with general office support. During their term, interns will also have the opportunity to attend briefings and committee hearings of personal interest and complete individual and team goals.

Internships can be part-time or full-time requiring approximately 10-20 (part-time) or 30-40 (full-time) scheduled hours per week during posted business hours (9:00am to 6:00pm). Part-time interns are welcome to work more than 20 hours a week. Full-time interns will receive a monthly stipend, transit benefits, and vacation and sick days. Current students will be given preference, but recent graduates are also welcome to apply. Interns may earn college credit, depending on the requirements of the institution. Strong preference will be given to applicants from the Puget Sound region.

Applicants must submit an internship application packet, including a letter of interest, resume, and 2 letters of recommendation via email ( or to the following address:

Madison Strader
Office of Congressman Adam Smith
2264 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

If you have any questions or need any assistance, please contact Madison Strader by phone at (202) 225-8901 or by email at

Application forms can be found here.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Match Corps in the News!

Dear Friends of Match Corps,

We hope that your 2014-15 academic year has gotten off to a strong start!  Here at Match, we are already deep into the swing of the college application process for our graduating class, gathering data on our students' first six weeks of learning, and of course, recruiting your soon-to-be-graduates to work with our students next year through the Match Corps.

We're writing to ask that you could forward the article below to any senior you know who may be interested in spending a year in Boston working with inner-city students in a high-performing, high-poverty school.

The article is from Detroit's Bridge Magazine.  It features current high school Corps member and Match Teacher Resident Lindsey Holmes.  Ms. Holmes grew up in Detroit, and graduated from Spelman College in the spring of 2014.  She is training to be high school English teacher, and hopes to open her own school, in Detroit, someday.  You can go directly to the article here.

We are accepting applications for the 2015-16 programs, so we'd really appreciate if you can spread the word to your students who are graduating soon!  The article might be a way to spark their interest. Students can apply here.

If you're not very familiar with the Match Corps and our Teacher Residency option, you can learn more at

Sara Colón & the Match Recruiting Team

Interesting Opportunity for Puget Sound Students

Hello Professor O'Neil,

You may remember me from Methods & Analysis a few years back. I graduated from Puget Sound in 2012 with a degree with Politics, emphasis in Political Theory.  I am now living & working in Ecuador with an organization called Community Enterprise Solutions, which uses microfinance to empower women economically, while simultaneously providing needed technologies (mainly public health related) to rural villages. 

During the summer, we also help coordinate Social Entrepreneur Corps (SE Corps), the social enterprise that we partner with. SE Corps is a summer internship opportunity for college aged students to do on the ground work with the MicroConsignment Model that we use. 

The students that do SE Corps go out in the field with us to do campaigns for Community Enterprise Solutions, propose business ideas, and help evaluate the effectiveness & reach of our programming. The program is about 8 weeks long, includes intensive Spanish classes at the beginning, and various home stays and projects throughout. 

I thought that SE Corps sounded like the perfect opportunity for UPS students, especially those interested in politics/Latin America. I just wanted to pass this along to you!

 Please let me know if you have any questions about the program!

Here's a link to the program website & overview about what the program includes:

DC Internships - Capital Semester

It's not too late to apply for a semester in the capital!

Visit DC Internships to learn more!

Application deadline is November 5

Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies, the Capital Semester program combines a substantive professional experience in public policy, international affairs or economics for 25 hours a week with a challenging academic experience at Georgetown University. This fast-paced, fifteen-week residential program provides students from around the world with opportunities to gain an edge in today’s competitive job market and graduate school admissions, and experience the excitement of Washington first-hand.

  • Aerospace Industries Association
  • American Legislative Exchange Council
  • Children’s Rights Council
  • Congressional Offices
  • Eastman Kodak
  • First Book
  • Foreign Embassies
  • Institute for World Politics
  • New Leaders for New Schools
  • Philanthropy Roundtable
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • U.S. Department of the Treasury

State Department Internship 

DUTIES: Collects relevant foreign affairs intelligence data and applies established evaluative methods to identify trends and draw conclusions for further analysis by higher-graded staff.

Performs preliminary research, analysis, and evaluation of raw intelligence data based upon such factors as regency and authenticity of technical detail and coverage.

Prepares organized presentations of studies which are necessarily brief due to the uncomplicated nature of the specific intelligence, portions of larger studies as assistance to other specialists, or summaries of larger studies.

Dwight Clark Fellowship in Asia


Friday, October 24, 2014

Collegiate Correspondent Program

Volunteer in Asia. Deadlines 11/30/14 and 1/15/15

Volunteer in Asia (VIA) offers an exciting opportunity to travel to Asia and join local communities in the spirit of cross-cultural exchange and understanding.  VIA is a private, non-profit, non-religious organization dedicated to increasing understanding between the United States and Asia through service and education.  A Service Fellowship with VIA will shape your career and create lasting impact in the lives of others, leading to lifetime connections in Asia.

Past Puget Sound graduates have chosen VIA because of the unique partnerships Service Fellows have access to.  VIA partners with NGOs and schools located in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. Service Fellows work in a variety of sectors including education, women’s rights and anti-trafficking, the environment, community development, and other areas meeting local needs. VIA Service Fellows help build local capacity in English or offer resource training to local NGO organizations, while also learning about the local culture and building new friendships.

VIA is currently seeking recent college graduates and adults of all ages who are interested in exploring new opportunities and adventures in Asia. The deadlines to apply for next year are November 30, 2014 (primary) and January 15, 2015 (secondary). More details are at

The Ultimate DC Experience! Early Deadline 12/10/14

Institute on Comparative Political & Economic Systems – the Ultimate DC Experience!

June & July 2015

Early Application Deadline: December 10, 2014 - 5% early discount

Spend your summer in Washington, DC and prepare for your future! The 8 week program allows students to intern in the field of public policy while earning academic credit in economics and government.

Washington, DC attracts as many as 40,000 interns a year to live in a city that allows them to gain real-world experience, build their resumes and sharpen their professional skills.

You will live just blocks from the national monuments, State Department and White House on the campus of George Washington University. Fully furnished housing and roommate matching is provided as part of our comprehensive program.

Earn course credit while you intern! You can earn 3 to 9 academic credits this summer. Our unique curriculum is designed to complement your DC experience with upper level government, foreign policy and economics courses. Academic courses are accredited by George Mason University and taught by top rated faculty from GMU and other prestigious universities.

An internship is one of the most important investments you can make in your future. As part of our program, you are guaranteed an internship placement. We have been creating academic internship experiences for over 40 years and work with over 300 top organizations in DC.

Internship placements include:
• Federal agencies
• Congressional offices
• Policy groups and think tanks
• Government relations offices
• Non-governmental organizations

Who you know does matter - especially when it comes to your future job search. Our comprehensive program is designed so you can make valuable professional connections and practice your networking skills in a real-world setting.

We offer a number of networking opportunities to enhance your internship experience and maximize your time in DC:
• Mentor Program with DC professionals
• Professional Development Seminars
• Roundtable Discussions & Networking Receptions
• Site Briefings at Key Washington Institutions including the State Department and World Bank.

It’s not too early to make plans for the summer! Visit to begin an online application today. Students are encouraged to apply by the early deadline of December 10 in order to receive priority admissions and scholarship consideration as well as a 5% tuition discount.

We award more scholarship funding than any other DC program and strive to make the programs accessible and affordable to the best and brightest students regardless of financial status. Scholarships are awarded based on need and merit with over 70% of students receiving full or partial funding.

Questions may be directed to or 202.986.0384. Fund For American Studies
1621 New Hampshire Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20009