Monday, August 17, 2015

News from Ardea Smith (2012 graduate), and congratulations to Ardea on her new job!

I am now the K-12 Librarian at the American School of Asuncion, a school of about 650 students. I received the job by Skype! One Skype interview in November 2014 and suddenly I was moving to South America.  I previously worked at two great archives while at IU for my Master of Library Science - the Black Film Center/Archive and IU Liberian Collections.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Paid Internship Opportunity in Olympia. Applications due 10/16/2015

From: Rehwaldt, Paula <>
Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 3:26 PM
To: Karl Fields
Subject: Internship Opportunity in Olympia for Your Students

Professor Fields,

The Washington State Legislative Intern Program is currently accepting applications for the 2016 Legislative Session (January – March 2016). We are including a link to our new Internship video. It gives a great explanation of the program and features several interns from the 2015 Legislative Session. We encourage you to share the video with your students, forward to other faculty, and post on your websites. We purposely kept it at four minutes so that it can easily be shown at the beginning or end of class. 

The Washington State Legislative Intern Program is a great opportunity for undergraduate juniors and seniors from all majors to learn the legislative process while gaining professional work experience. Interns are placed in offices with similar interests. Several interns per year are assigned to the Republican and Democrat caucus communication departments where they assist in the writing of floor speeches, op-ed pieces, talking points, and newsletters. This is a paid internship

Please encourage anyone interested in the program to visit our web page or contact us with their questions. They can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook 

Applications for the 2016 Legislative Session are due October 16. Information on the application process is available on our website

Thank you for your help in promoting this opportunity to your students

Paula Rehwaldt
House Civic Education & Intern Coordinator

Emily McCartan
Senate Civic Education & Intern Coordinator

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Congratulations to Grace Libby '13

Grace Libby (PG graduate, 2013) has been accepted into the MA in International Development at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.  She’ll start this fall and we wish her well.

Don Share
Department of Politics and Government
University of Puget Sound

Friday, May 01, 2015

I wanted to make you aware of a FREE event that the Seattle University Institute of Public Service is hosting on Monday, May 11th from 6:00pm to 7:45pm. Please spread the word!
Monday, May 11, 6-7:45 p.m.
Seattle University Pigott Auditorium
Come hear two members of Washington’s Congressional delegation, Representatives Dave Reichert and Adam Smith, discuss economics and income inequality issues, immigration and public service. The interview will be led by Master of Public Administration Director, Larry Hubbell and multimedia journalist Joni Balter. Following the interview, attendees will have time to ask questions.
A networking reception will take place in the lobby of the PACCAR Atrium from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Current and prospective students, alumni, and community members will learn more about internships, jobs and service in government. The interview will start in the Seattle University Pigott Auditorium at 6:30pm and end at 7:45pm.
RSVP HERE. This event is sponsored by the Seattle University Master of Public Administration and undergraduate public affairs programs.