Here is what part of the opportunity says “In an age of ‘fake news’ and political hyperbole, voters deserve factual, unbiased information to help them make informed decisions.
Our Remote Internship Program offers positions in our Research Departments that will provide interns an insider’s look into the 2020 election and modern politics. Interns work to provide voters with unbiased information by researching and collecting information on specific research areas about elected officials and candidates at both the state and federal level. The work of our interns empowers voters by allowing them to instantly research candidates without misdirection or partisan spin.
Remote interns work with our Research Staff to train in database management and professional communication. Together, they work as a team to strategically accomplish weekly and monthly goals. Clocking in during business hours, remote interns will have supervision from a Research Associate and Research Director.
Remote interns are valuable assets to our team by expanding the number of candidates and officials that can be researched. In 2018, Vote Smart Researchers delivered factual information on over 40,000 politicians, from all 50 state legislatures to the president, to over 11 million users. Vote Smart is highly regarded by all sides as a source for factual and truly nonpartisan info, having been cited by hundreds of news outlets nationwide and around the globe!”
Apply here in Handshake now.
J-PAL North America, a policy lab within the Economics department at MIT, seeks a Policy & Research Associate to join its remote California-based team and contribute to its mission to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence.
J-PAL North America conducts randomized evaluations, builds partnerships for evidence-informed policy making, and helps partners scale up effective programs. As a regional office of the global Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, J-PAL North America leverages research by affiliated professors from universities across the world to generate and disseminate rigorous evidence about which anti-poverty social policies work and why.
Read more in Handshake here. This is a recent opening posted in the last week!
The Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) invites you to two special upcoming events
APSIA Virtual Diversity Forum Student and Young Professionals Workshop
Monday, July 20 through – Friday, July 24, 2020 Via Zoom
Students and young professionals who are traditionally underrepresented in international affairs can explore how to:
·Channel interests into international careers,
·Build skills and competencies to compete in a global marketplace, and
·Prepare for and afford graduate school.
To secure your spot and learn more, visit the Workshop website
International Affairs and Public Policy Online Graduate School Fair
July 23, 2020, 10:00am – 12:30pm ET
Online Register today!
Representatives of APSIA members from around the world will be available to connect with prospective students. You can learn about masters and PhD programs around the world.
|80,000 Hours is a non-profit that provides research and support to help people switch into careers that effectively tackle the world’s most pressing problems. You can read about their key ideas, subscribe to our podcast, and find ways to meet others working to have an impact. A few new job board highlights are below:|
|1. Increase global capacity to prevent and respond to high consequence biological threats Program Officer, Global Biological Policy|
Nuclear Threat Initiative Washington, DC More details…
|2. Improve models of COVID-19’s spread and economic impacts Software Engineer, COVID-19 Modeling Johns Hopkins University, Department of Epidemiology Baltimore, MD More details…|
|3. Help a new remittances company scale its services Software Engineer Taptap Send New York, NY More details…|
|4. Figure out how city governments can remain effective despite remote work and the other pressures from the COVID-19 pandemic Fellow, COVID-19 Media and Digital Strategies Bloomberg Philanthropies New York, NY More details…|
|5. Contribute to the Gates Foundation’s investments and partnerships in innovative vaccines Deputy Director, Clinical Next Generation Vaccines Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Seattle, WA More details…|
|6. Investigate AI governance and its impacts as a research assistant for the ‘Ethics Theme Lead’ Ethics Research Assistant Alan Turing Institute London, UK More details…|
|7. Lead a cash transfer non-profit’s operations, including tackling new challenges like contactless post-COVID approaches, and expansion into new markets Chief Operations Officer, International|
GiveDirectly Various countries More details…
|8. Conduct research on national and global health law Associate, National & Global Health Law & Policy Research Georgetown University, Institute for National and Global Health Law Washington, DC|
|9. Bring computational skills to the science grant-making team Science Program Officer, Computational Biology Chan Zuckerberg Initiative|
San Francisco bay area More details…
|10. Contribute to a diverse portfolio of global health and health security projects Research Associate, Pandemic Preparedness and Deliberate Biological Events Georgetown, Center for Global Health Science and Security Washington, DC More details…|
|11. Improve patient care by ‘making the world’s health data useful’|
Strategy Associate Verily, Alphabet San Francisco bay area
|12. Participate in discussion of scientific issues related to emerging microbial threats Associate Program Officer, Forum on Microbial Threats US National Academy of Sciences Washington, DC More details…|
|13. Build new products and features for a payments company focused on emerging markets Product Manager Segovia London, UK More details…|
|14. Join a team of ten trying to uncover new problems that are neglected, important and tractable Researcher (multiple positions)|
Rethink Priorities Remote More details…
|The U.S. Department of State is currently accepting applications for the Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS).|
The Virtual Student Federal Service is the largest virtual internship program in the world! This year we will offer 2,200 positions with 50 federal agencies. VSFS offers unique mentoring and exposure to job opportunities within the U.S. government.
Each year, applications are open to U.S. college students during the entire month of July on USAJOBS. Real experience is waiting for students across the federal government, including at NASA, Smithsonian, U.S. Department of State, Forest Service, Indian Health Service, CIA, National Park Service and others. Learn more about the projects offered for 2020 through 2021. To #ApplyinJuly to their top three projects, students must log on to USAJOBS, create an account, build a resume, write a statement of interest, and upload a transcript. For more information about how to apply, click here.
There’s something for everyone: graphic design, research, mapping, videography, history, analysis, marketing, community management, writing, calculation, policy planning, app development, and more!
Virtual interns should expect to spend ten hours a week on their project from September through May. This is unpaid, volunteer work, but virtual interns make connections that make a difference, gain valuable experience, and sometimes receive course credit. All applicants must be U.S. citizens in student status at a university in the U.S. or abroad. VSFS is open to undergrad through Ph.D candidates taking classes full or part-time, in-person or online, for certificate or degree programs.
As you evaluate your fall plans, I thought these might be tempting. The Atlantic Council promotes constructive leadership and engagement in international affairs based on the Atlantic Community’s central role in meeting global challenges. The Council provides an essential forum for navigating the dramatic economic and political changes defining the twenty-first century by informing and galvanizing its uniquely influential network of global leaders. Through the papers we write, the ideas we generate, and the communities we build, the Council shapes policy choices and strategies to create a more secure and prosperous world.
Check in Handshake here to learn about the following opportunities:
- Africa Center
- Transatlantic Security
- Asia Security
- Forward Defense
When it comes to getting your first job out of school, finding the right fit should be just as important as finding employment.
For many, that means working for an organization that values an inclusive and diverse workplace culture. In this fantastic panel facilitated by our friends at Monster.com, we hear from LGBTQ+ professionals from some of the country’s leading companies, who discuss the importance of finding a company that values your identity as much as your work. Watch to learn how to network with fellow LGBTQ individuals, get tips on coming out at work, find a company with mental health resources in the workplace, and learn about the importance of finding a mentor.
We know there are unique challenges facing the class of 2020 in the job market, and we hope this webinar can provide the information you need to help you find a job that fits you. We encourage all students to view this excellent panel presentation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXqrKeX2scI
- Brianna Boles, Diversity & Inclusion Program Manager, Adobe
- Kay Martinez, Assoc. Director, Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, MGH Institute of Health Professions
- Jarvis Sam, Sr. Director, Talent Sourcing, Diversity Recruiting & Experience COE, Nike
- Tom Bourdon, Head of Inclusion & Diversity, Staples
The U.S. Department of State represents U.S. interests around the world. The Department’s employees, with their skills, character, and commitment to public service, are the backbone of America’s diplomacy. To introduce students to the world of U.S. diplomacy, the Department offers numerous student internships and fellowship programs.
Diplomat in Residence for the Northwest Micaela Schweitzer-Bluhm, along with Diplomat in Residence for New England Phil Beekman and Diplomat in Residence for the North Central Lou Fintor, will talk with students at the 39 schools within the Liberal Arts Career Network about the internship and fellowship programs, with an eye toward preparing students for the applications, which are due in September.
Thursday, June 25 at 4 pm. Click HERE to register and get the Zoom link.
Check out this list of great opportunities, provided by the organization 80,000 Hours.
|“There’s a mix of 15 roles highlighted below, but you can use our filters to explore 486 of them on our site:|
SEE THE FULL LIST
This update includes new opportunities across most of our problem areas, but we added a particularly wide range of international security & cooperation vacancies.
Many of those roles can provide valuable career capital for people who’d ultimately like to work on AI policy, biosecurity & pandemic preparedness, or nuclear security — so you should also take a look if you’re considering a career in any of those areas.”
|A few new job board highlights:|
|1. Help a former NATO leader investigate US-Russia nuclear disarmament treaties Research Assistant, Strategic Arms Reduction Talks with Russia, Stanford Center for International Security and Cooperation San Francisco Bay area More details…|
|2. Automate pledging and giving for philanthropic tech startup founders|
Tech Director, Founders Pledge, London, UK More details…
|3. Build a new publication covering the policy implications of new technologies Managing Editor, AI and Emerging Technologies|
Brookings Institution Washington, DC More details…
|4. Source and screen new investments for both social impact and business potential Senior Associate, Ventures Chan Zuckerberg Initiative|
San Francisco Bay area More details…
|5. Try out lobbying for animal welfare in DC, as part of an internship for a major animal welfare organisation. Legislative Intern, Federal Affairs|
Humane Society Legislative Fund Washington, DC More details…
|6. Help UHNW Individuals maximise the impact of their philanthropy|
Events and Operations Manager Effective Giving UK London, UK
|7. Lead and grow a major academic research centre focused on philanthropy and social change Executive Director|
Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society San Francisco Bay area
|8. Assist research projects on China and North Korea relations at a conflict prevention institute Research Assistant, China and North Korea|
US Institute for Peace Washington, DC More details…
|9. Build data systems that help with planning and forecasting, as an intern at a development non-profit Intern, Data and Operations|
IDinsight Remote More details…
|10. Study how people can best set goals for themselves, using both computational modelling and behavioural experiments Student Assistant, Rationality Enhancement Experiments Max Planck Society, Institute for Intelligent Systems Tübingen, Germany More details…|
|11. Handle media relations for an EU animal welfare lobbying group in Brussels Officer, Communications Eurogroup for Animals|
Brussels, Belgium More details…
|12. Look into the impact of emerging biological and digital technologies for a former Secretary of Defense Research Assistant to former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter Harvard Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs The Boston metro area More details…|
|13. Help a major foundation look into new focus areas like ‘responsible AI’ and ‘digital transformation’ Program Associate, Communications, Influence, and New Frontiers Innovation Rockefeller Foundation|
New York, NY More details…
|14. Manage several engineers using probabilistic programming and human prediction platforms to build an advanced forecasting system Engineering Manager Ought San Francisco Bay area|
|15. Be responsible for all of the technology GiveDirectly uses to raise donations that fund cash transfers to extremely poor families |
Director, Product GiveDirectly New York, NY
In order to support the career advancement of our most recent graduates during this time of economic recession, the Center for Careers and Internships has negotiated extended access to LinkedIn Learning through the summer months for our newest graduates (2019.5 and 2020 grads). Typically access is suspended upon graduation.
LinkedIn Learning is a fabulous video-based online instruction resource that is normally only available to academic year students, faculty, and staff. You can learn new skills to help at work or home by watching short, 2 to 3-minute videos or by working through an entire course.
This isn’t only about technology. Yes, there are courses on just about every piece of software you can think of, but there are also “soft skill” topics such as interviewing techniques, personal branding, productivity for remote work, executive presence on video calls, project management, and more. If you want to develop your creative side, there are courses for that as well, including photography, music, and animation.
If you wish to have free access to LinkedIn Learning during the summer months, please complete this form by Thursday, June 25th. We will send further instructions once your access is re-activated.