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32 Public Policy Fellowships in Washington, D.C.

The capital of the United States is a hub of opportunity for those wishing to make a lasting social impact. Washington, D.C. is an excellent city with many government-related resources available for academics and professionals that want to intern, work, or even just attend a short seminar on public policy. Fellowship opportunities in Washington, D.C. abound for students, graduates, and working professionals from all academic backgrounds. Check out these 32 unique fellowships in public policy in Washington, D.C. and be sure to bookmark these opportunities to your ProFellow account!

https://www.profellow.com/fellowships/32-public-policy-fellowships-in-washington-d-c/

 

Alumni Career Conversation: life in DC and work in nonprofits and policy

Join Tarsi Dunlop ’09, Political Science major, for a candid and informal conversation about her life and work in DC.

Friday, October 27

12:30 pm in ADK Library (CCI)

Lunch included!

Here is more about Tarsi.  Come with your questions, all class years and majors welcome.

Tarsi Dunlop is a nonprofit leader, committed to building progressive capacity and infrastructure, Millennial leadership and education equity and access. She is currently the Program and Membership Associate for Local Progress at the Center for Popular Democracy. Prior to that, she served as the Program and Operations Manager at the Learning First Alliance (LFA), a national partnership of education associations committed to strengthening public schools for all children. Her writing has been featured in outlets including the Washington Post, National Priorities Project, and the Next New Deal. She serves as a national board advisory member for Forge Columbus (a civic innovation hub in Columbus, OH) and as part of the Emerging Leaders Group for the Franklin Project at the Aspen Institute.. Prior to LFA, Tarsi was the Director of Operations and Communications at the Roosevelt Institute | Campus Network – the nation’s first student policy organization. She remains an active alumni, editing student policy ideas and serving as a steering committee member to help build up the organization’s alumni network.

Fiscal Policy and Civic Impact Fellowship @ Net Impact

Since its inception in 2012, more than 900 emerging leaders have participated in the Up to Us Campus Competition (http://bit.ly/2v7anqH) and have gone on to work at think tanks like the Bipartisan Policy Center, U.S. Department of Education, Goldman Sachs, and more! Now, it’s your turn to join this network of impact leaders. Up to Us is an opportunity for you to mobilize your community on campus to understand why fiscal policy matters and inspire collaborative change through creative projects.

This is an eight week program, January 16-March 15, 2018.

RECEIVE:

  • Resume building leadership and project management training
    • Weekly 1-hour webinars
    • All-expenses-paid Net Impact Conference in the San Francisco Bay Area
  • $1,000 in funding to turn your ideas into action
  • A chance to win a $10,000 grand prize
  • Exclusive paid internship opportunities

STUDENT LEADER ROLE:

  • Design two fiscal policy events or activities
  • Attend weekly webinars to receive training on: National Debt and Fiscal Policy, Campaign Management, Social Media, Deliberative Dialogue, and Leadership Development
  • Attend an all-expenses-paid conference in the San Francisco Bay Area for in-person training
  • Submit a Final Report

TIME COMMITMENT:
2-4 hours a week for the duration of the program

TO APPLY:
Sign up at http://bit.ly/2tZ58um to reserve your spot for the winter cohort. Space is limited.

FOR QUESTIONS:
Email Kelly Chan, kchan@netimpact.org or visit the Up to Us Campus Competition page at http://bit.ly/2v7anqH

NET IMPACT

Net Impact is a leading nonprofit that empowers a new generation to use their careers to drive transformational change in the workplace and the world. At the heart of our community are over 60,000 student and professional leaders from over 300 volunteer-led chapters across the globe working for a sustainable future. Together, we make a net impact that transforms our lives, our organizations, and the world. Many people want to make a difference, but turning good intentions into tangible impact can be hard. Net Impact is an accelerator. Our programs—delivered from our headquarters, as well as globally through our student and professional chapters—give our members the skills, experiences and connections that will allow them to have the greatest impact now and throughout their careers. Net Impact is a global community of students and professionals who want to become the most effective change agents they can be. Over 100,000 strong, our emerging leaders take on social challenges, protect the environment, invent new products and orient business toward the greater good. In short, we help our members turn their passions into a lifetime of world-changing action.

Recent Grads – Internship Opportunity at the White House Fall 2017

The application deadline for the Fall 2017 White House Internship Program is coming up.  The application portal will remain open until 11:59PM EDT on June 23, 2017.  Any applications received after the deadline will not be considered.  Please visit https://www.whitehouse.gov/participate/internships/apply to apply.

The Fall 2017 White House Internship Program term runs from September 6 to December 8, 2017.  All applicants must be at least 18 years of age by the Internship Program start date, and must be able to commit to the full internship term to be eligible.  Additionally, applicants must be U.S. citizens and meet at least one of the following criteria to apply:

– Are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution).

– Have graduated from an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution) no more than two years before the internship program start date.

– Are a veteran of the United States Armed Forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty-for any length of time-in the two years preceding the internship program start date.

The White House Internship Program is highly competitive.  Applicants are selected based on their demonstrated commitment to public service, leadership in the community, and commitment to the Trump Administration.  Questions about the White House Internship Program application can be directed to intern_application@who.eop.gov. More information, including details about placement in the White House Internship Program and frequently asked questions, can be found on the White House website.

discussion of video and copyright

This is from one of the lists that I am on, and seemed worthy of broader distribution via the LIS Blog.

The Association for Information and Media Equipment has recently challenged one of our institution’s copyright compliance regarding the posting of video on university servers for instruction. As we understand it from the press, this challenge has resulted in the institution no longer posting the video for fear of legal action.

This situation echos previous instances when content owners have threatened our institutions with litigation for infringement, for example the various institutions whom the American Association of Publishers approached regarding e-reserves and course management systems a few years ago. It differs from the peer to peer aspect of copyright significantly because, apart now from HEOA compliance, our colleges and universities did not have liability as conduit service providers, i.e. the allegedly infringing material was not being served from our servers, we acted only as I.S.P.s. Thus, this current matter is serious. Not only does it threaten exorbitant legal expenses and damages in both dollars and reputation, by touching instruction it threatens the exercise of our missions.

Steve Worona, on EDUCAUSE’s behalf, has begun a blog to educate people about this matter and stimulate discussion in the community. http://www.educause.edu/blog/sworona/UCLAVideoStreamingDamnedDammed/197444

Please take a moment to learn more about this matter, as we are learning about it, and most especially talk with your colleagues at home and around the community. It may be that higher education must approach the issue from a range of positions (standing firm on fair use, understanding better the opportunities and limitations of the Teach Act, proactively and collectively arranging for licensing are some examples that jump quickly to mind) but what is absolutely critical is that we do so as a community, working to help each other to preserve our missions.