Here is a collection of opportunities that really caught my eye:
Harvard Law School summer internship
The Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising (OPIA) at Harvard Law School seeks 4 undergraduates to work as Public Interest Fellows for the upcoming summer. OPIA is staffed by a team of dedicated attorney advisors and a dynamic administrative team and provides career counseling and support to thousands of law students and alumni every year who are interested in pursuing public service work during the summer or as part of their long-term career goals. While this position is not a legal internship, it does offers broad exposure to the legal profession, particularly for someone contemplating a career in public interest law, and someone interested in law school generally.
Public Policy and Regulation Intern at Holland & Knight LLP in DC
We are searching for intern candidates with a strong interest in the field of federal government relations and public policy. During their time at Holland & Knight, interns can expect to conduct substantive issue research, attend congressional and executive branch agency hearings, draft memorandums, prepare white papers and presentations for client meetings and provide general administrative support. Student interns will participate in regular meetings with firm’s senior personnel to discuss their practices, backgrounds and experiences.
Cities Thrive Mental Health Coalition Internship with NYC Mayor’s office
Cities Thrive is a coalition of more than 200 Mayors working to create a stronger, better funded, and more integrated mental health system for all Americans. Cities Thrive is built on the foundation of ThriveNYC: New York’s Mental Health Roadmap. ThriveNYC is a plan of action, developed by experts, providers and communities. The Plan includes 54 initiatives to ensure all New Yorkers have access to timely, high quality behavioral health care.
Paralegal at Civil Rights Law Firm
Relman, Dane & Colfax, PLLC is seeking paralegals to begin a two-year commitment in early summer 2018. We are a civil rights law firm that focuses on cases in the areas of housing, lending, employment, education, and public accommodations. We represent plaintiffs who have suffered discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, national origin, color, religion, sex, disability, age, familial status, source of income, and sexual orientation. In addition, we assist non-profit organizations seeking to eliminate housing discrimination and to expand equal housing opportunities for all people. We also work with progressive institutions to advise them on best practices for expanding access to credit and for protecting consumer rights.
LEAP 2018 Leadership In Action Program
Approaching its 21st year, Leadership In Action (LIA) is an eight-week, paid summer internship program located in Southern California. LIA offers a unique opportunity for the next generation of community leaders to receive personal leadership development and practical workforce training in the nonprofit sector. Interns kick off the program with a week of training, followed by additional training once a week for the length of the program. They are also placed at a Southern California nonprofit organization for four days a week for the last seven weeks of the program.
Are you interested in research and an academic career? The Stanford Graduate School of Business Research Fellows Program (a pre-doctoral fellowship program) offers rigorous training in research and academics.
The GSB Research Fellows Program* is a two year, pre-doctoral fellowship program that offers valuable research and academic training for those interested in pursuing PhD programs in business and related fields. Fellows have the opportunity to do research with GSB Faculty and take doctoral-level courses. The application deadline for the 2018 cohort is March 1, 2018. Learn more about the program by viewing this video. Be sure to send us your email for an invite to an informational webinar about the Research Fellows Program in February. *Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. registered permanent resident.
One of the program’s current fellows is Alex Coblin ’13! See his profile below.
Fields of Interest
Political Economy, Applied Microeconomics, Development Economics
I graduated from Middlebury College in 2013 with a B.A. in Chinese and Political Science. Before coming to Stanford, I worked as a senior research associate for three years at the American Enterprise Institute, a think tank in Washington D.C., primarily researching international political economy topics. I am currently interested in exploring questions related to the impact that political and economic institutions have on economic development, and analysis of policies that improve economic growth and social welfare.
I am currently working with David Broockman on a project that explores the impact that the Voting Rights Act had on Southern Politics. I am also working with Ali Yurukoglu on a project that models the supply of cable news to understand the effect of election coverage during the 2012 presidential campaign.
Students will have the opportunity to work at one of the foremost policy institutions consulting on nonproliferation issues. The internship includes direct classroom training by CNS faculty, paid work on professional research projects on a full-time basis, and opportunity to experience top-level policymaking among the key international stakeholders in the nonproliferation regime.
Previous research projects with students range from open source and geospatial methods of identifying nuclear facilities, to a social media analysis of public discourse related to the Iranian nuclear deal. The work that CNS does is broad and interdisciplinary, and ranges from highly technical scientific techniques, to the broader political and institutional factors influencing the global nonproliferation regime. It is appropriate for social science students, as well as natural science students that might have an interest in working on projects in this area
The application deadline is February 16. Now is a great time to consider your professional development over the summer and consider this privileged opportunity to gain important professional experience. You can apply at the following: http://sites.miis.edu/summerintern/apply/
MiddView is Middlebury College’s fall new student orientation program and will include a five-day on campus orientation and three-day trips program.
MiddView Intern: The MiddView Interns are integral members of our MiddView Steering Committee and serve as critical links between student leaders, staff, faculty, new students (first-years, transfers, and exchanges), families, and the Middlebury College community. They are ambassadors of the College and the faces and voices of MiddView. Key responsibilities include developing a vision and schedule for MiddView 2018, communicating with new students and their families, managing the MiddView website, social media, and other communications, planning and assisting with events, managing complex logistics, and training and supervising other student staff. These positions offer employment from March through September 2018. MiddView Interns are expected to work 4-8 hours per week during the academic year and then transition to 37.5 hours per week during the summer (with over-time virtually assured during the week of MiddView).
MiddView Trips Intern: MiddView Trips Interns serve as critical members of the College’s MiddView planning team. They help to design and coordinate all aspects of the MiddView trips; Middlebury’s three day, two-night off-campus adventure that explores Vermont’s cultural, community or outdoor landscapes, providing small-group connections amongst first-year students to ease their transition to college. There are three positions available. Each intern will work on one kind of trip topic: Wilderness trips, Vermont Explorations trips, or Community Engagement trips. All three interns should expect a lot of collaboration between trip types.
Interested? Click on the links above to learn more and apply via the Student Employment Office.
These opportunities sound amazing! TCF likes to call themselves “the 100 year old policy start up”.
Internships vary each year but the research and writing you do help advance TCF’s work, so it really seems like they are intent on making it a meaningful experience.
Internships fall in three broad areas:
- Policy Research and Analysis
- Editorial and Communications
- Nonprofit Management
In the past, our policy research interns have covered topics as various as socio-economic diversity in public schools, the Affordable Care Act, public-private partnerships for building infrastructure, income disparity and U.S. policy in the Middle East.
On the editorial and communications side, interns have developed graphic design projects, built websites, digitally archived old TCF books, and edited the work of fellows and interns.
For nonprofit management, interns will help develop and implement a funding strategy for a particular policy area, or work on a business recovery plan.
Deadline is Tuesday, February 14 so act fast. All details here: http://tcfinstitute.org/
And did I mention it is paid? $5,000 for 8 weeks.
These are 8 of my favorite postings I wanted to highlight. Take a look in Handshake!
Stroz Friedberg Cyber Summer Associate
This is a ten-week internship in one area of our cyber practices. You will be working on client projects and learning key skills in information and physical security: digital forensics; pen testing; intellectual property and trade secret protection; incident response (i.e. reactively working with an organization in response to a cyber attack); and proactive advisory (i.e. proactively identifying vulnerabilities and defending an organization from adversaries).
Hamilton Place Strategies PAID internship in public affairs in DC
Hamilton Place Strategies (HPS) is a non-partisan consulting firm that works on the most pressing economic public policy issues facing global leaders today. HPS is engaged at the highest levels on issues such as the future of work, the role of finance in the global economy, the value of immigration to growth, improving cross-border policy to facilitate trade, modernizing tax policy, and other issues across a broad range of sectors. Interns at HPS have the opportunity to provide significant support to the work that we do and learn what it’s like to work in a fun, fast-paced, and challenging environment. The successful candidate will have strong leadership ability, some related internship experience, and be a curious, proactive, high-achieving student interested in policy and public affairs.
Kobre & Kim Analyst Position | Asia Offices
Kobre & Kim is an Am Law 200 global law firm focused exclusively on disputes and investigations, often involving fraud and misconduct. This position is an excellent opportunity for a recent college graduate to gain substantive, hands-on experience in the dynamic fields of complex civil and criminal financial litigation.
Policy Intern at J-PAL
J-PAL North America is recruiting interns to contribute to its research and policy work in various sectors, including crime, education, and labor. Potential projects include: Synthesizing academic literature for policy memos and other written output, working with policy staff to develop strategy for J-PAL North America’s labor markets, crime, and/or education sector and identifying policy windows to highlight J-PAL North America’s research and develop strategies to respond to current events.
PULSE Fellow in Pittsburgh
PULSE cultivates a community of young servant leaders to transform Pittsburgh. We invite talented university graduates to partner with Pittsburgh nonprofits for a year of service and leadership. As a PULSE fellow, you will serve with a nonprofit, live in community, and grow as a leader. Through all our activities, we will equip and develop young adults to be civic and community leader with a heart for service. A Midd alum is serving now.
The Meridian Institute Fellowship provides the next generation of public policy leaders with the skills they need to encourage collaboration on complex and controversial problems. This includes work in several focus areas: environment and natural resources; agriculture and food security; climate change and energy; resilience and sustainability; global stability and security; health; and science and technology. The Fellowship is a two-year, full-time position and selected Fellows will begin work in summer 2018.
Greenlining Institute Fellowship
The Greenlining Institute envisions a nation where communities of color thrive and race is never a barrier to economic opportunity. Because people of color will be the majority of our population by 2044, America will prosper only if communities of color prosper. Greenlining advances economic opportunity and empowerment for people of color through advocacy, community and coalition building, research, and leadership development. We work on a variety of major policy issues, from the economy to environmental policy, civic engagement and many others, because economic opportunity doesn’t operate in a vacuum. Rather than seeing these issues as being in separate silos, Greenlining views them as interconnected threads in a web of opportunity.
Amid the trend toward greater democracy, The Carter Center has become a pioneer in the field of election observation, monitoring 107 national elections to help ensure that the results reflect the will of the people. Beyond elections, the Center seeks to deepen democracy by nurturing full citizen participation in public policy-making and by helping to establish government institutions that bolster the rule of law, fair administration of justice, access to information, and government transparency. A culture of respect for human rights is crucial to permanent peace. The Center supports the efforts of human rights activists at the grass roots, while also working to advance national and international human rights laws that uphold the dignity and worth of each individual. Check out opportunities in China, Latin America, and more.
SGA and CCI are excited to collaborate and offer you a series of financial literacy workshops this J-term to help you learn all about important topics. Check out the details below.
Wednesday January 17th, 4:30-5:30pm in Axinn 229
Presented by Meg Gras from National Life Group
This is something you probably know you should do, right? But how? Where do you start? Come learn about techniques and strategies to make this process easier and more successful. We will discuss ideas about what to think about and do when you interview and when you receive an offer, and the basic principles of a successful negotiation: what can be negotiated and how should you respond when offered a position. National Life Group is a Vermont employer very interested in introducing you to these skills that you can use in any type of future employment situation. Open to all students, all majors, whether you are job or internship searching now or later.
Explanation of Benefits: What do they mean
Thursday, January 18th, 3-5pm in Axinn 229
Health insurance? Life Insurance? Deductibles? CTO? What does it all mean? Come learn from some friendly staff at Midd in the Human Resources office to learn this lingo so you can start to understand what benefits really mean and you can appreciate them just as much as your salary.
Loan Repayment and Financial Literacy
Wednesday January 24th 4-6pm in Axinn 229
If you are on any sort of financial aid where you will have to start paying back loans after you graduate, this is the session for you. Come learn from expert staff on campus about appropriate timelines, common issues to avoid, what to pay attention to, and how to plan ahead so you understand how to be a responsible borrower.
Young Alum Panel
Thursday, January 25, 4:30-6:30pm in Axinn 229
Come to this fun, light session to learn from these young alumni about things they wish they knew before graduation, what it’s like in the “real world” and what the transition to work and making friends is like when you’re out of school.
The Center for Careers and Internships is delighted to serve as a co-sponsor for the upcoming Middlebury Women’s Leadership Symposium.
More information is available at https://mwlsymposium.wordpress.com/.
Schedule of Events
Thursday January 18, 2018
4:00pm – 6:00pm Conflict Mediation Workshop with President Laurie Patton (in Hillcrest)
Have you ever felt ‘stuck’ in a difficult situation? Do tough conversations give you anxiety? Negotiations don’t have to cause stress. Come hear from the President of Middlebury College, an expert in national and international conflict mediation. In the past, she has trained students at Emory University and Duke University. Don’t miss the chance to learn from her at Middlebury.
Friday January 19, 2018
12:00pm – 1:30pm Lean In Discussion (in Hillcrest)
Join female students, faculty/staff, townspeople, and alumnae in a College-wide discussion on the role of women in 2018. Modeled after a “Lean In Circle,” we will discuss whether women need to lean in to the workplace or if opting out is a better solution for today’s feminists. We invite women from all generations and backgrounds to join this conversation so that we may have a range of perspectives – networking encouraged too! Light refreshments will be provided.
5:00pm – 6:30pm Keynote by Nancy Gibbs (in Wilson Hall)
Nancy Gibbs is the most recent Editor in Chief of TIME Magazine. She was the first woman to hold the position, and has written more cover stories for TIME than any other writer. In the last year at TIME, Ms. Gibbs started a project called the FIRSTS project, which features women who have changed the world by being the first females to receive notoriety in their field. She interviewed women such as Hillary Clinton, Madeleine Albright, Nobel laureate Elizabeth Blackburn, Sheryl Sandberg, and Aretha Franklin – among others. She has co-written two best-selling presidential histories, and she oversaw the domestic, international and tablet editions of TIME. Gibbs graduated from Yale summa cum laude, with honors in history, and has a degree in politics and philosophy from Oxford, where she was a Marshall scholar.
Please join the community for a dialogue between Middlebury Women Leaders President, Erin Van Gessel ’17.5, and Ms. Gibbs, followed by Q&A with the audience. Ms. Gibbs will speak about her career and discuss what it takes to get ahead as a woman in the workplace.
Saturday January 20, 2018
4:00pm-5:00pm Women’s Rights Discussion with Abenaki Women (in Hillcrest)
Join Middlebury Women Leaders for a discussion of women’s rights with women from the local Nulhegan Abenaki Native American tribe. Our hope is to host a conversation that compares and contrasts Western feminism with other traditions of feminism. We will explore differences in matriarchal vs patriarchal traditions with our Abenaki guests.
8:00pm-9:30pm She Should Walk Fashion Show (in Wilson Hall)
Today, only 20% of seats in U.S. Congress are held by women. That ranks the United States as101st on the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)’s list of female representation in legislatures around the world. Organizations like She Should Run are trying to change that. She Should Run is a non-partisan 501(c)3 based in Washington, DC that recruits and trains women to run for political office. Since the 2016 election, more than 15,000 women have contacted She Should Run interested in entering government.
Please join Middlebury Women Leaders and the College community at our “She Should Walk” Fashion Show, where we will fund raise for She Should Run before the 2018 midterm elections. Cheer on our female students who walk the catwalk in outfits from Middlebury’s female student-run business, Share to Wear. The event will also feature appearances and statements from local female politicians, in addition to young women in the Middlebury community.
There is no charge to attend the event, but we will be accepting suggested donations and facilitating the sale of She Should Run gifts and apparel.
This is a six-week summer program that is PAID and designed to provide students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. The Program usually selects participants (known as “Rangel Scholars”) each year from universities throughout the United States. Students live at Howard University, attend classes, and participate in a variety of programs with foreign affairs professionals at Howard and at diverse locations around Washington, DC.
Application deadline is Feb 1. More information and apply here.
The Hertog Foundation has opened applications for some exceptional, paid learning opportunities in Washington, DC for Summer 2018. Hertog is a political education philanthropy with offices in DC and New York, and is dedicated to the support of programs in American intellectual, civic, and political thought. All the details in Handshake here: https://app.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1143377
Sydney Fuqua ’13 talks about her experience as an intern and now a staff member at Hertog
During my junior year, an older MiddKid and friend recommended I talk to Professor Murray Dry about the Hertog Political Studies Program. It was some of the best advice I’ve ever been given.
For six weeks in Summer 2012, the Hertog Foundation provided me with a full scholarship to live and study in Washington, DC. I joined a group of 51 fellows, living at George Washington University and participating in morning classes on political philosophy and policy. Under the guidance of leading scholars and practitioners, we read classic texts and debated public policy. During afternoons, we heard from guest lecturers such as columnists David Brooks and Charles Krauthammer, scholar William Galston, and political commentator Juan Williams. We even visited the Supreme Court and met with Justice Antonin Scalia.
As an undergraduate Political Science and Economics double major, Hertog helped me connect my study of political philosophy with my interest in contemporary politics. I learned how theory and practice interact, and that policy debates are often informed by the big ideas we explore and debate as undergrads. Hertog offers a place to discuss these ideas with the people who make and influence policy. They cover living expenses in DC and ask only that you to read and discuss thoughtfully.
Today, I work as a Program Manager with the Hertog Foundation. We are currently recruiting outstanding undergraduates and recent grads to join us next summer for either the full seven-week Hertog Political Studies Fellowship or shorter seminars within the program. All offerings include tuition, housing, course materials, and a stipend. Our courses cover a range of topics, including Literature and Politics, American Political Thought, War Studies, and political philosophy.
Over the next few months, my colleagues and I will be reviewing applications, answering questions, putting together course readers, working with faculty, and scheduling speakers. I would be thrilled to have a contingent of Middlebury applications to read.