Harvard Kennedy School is thrilled to announce the 22nd Annual Public Policy Leadership Conference (PPLC) application is now live! The conference will be held October 6-9, 2022.
The PPLC mission is to inspire undergraduate student leaders—particularly those from historically underrepresented and underserved communities—to pursue careers in public service. Participants will learn about what it means to study public policy in a graduate school environment and will have opportunities to connect with current HKS students, faculty, and staff as well as other dynamic undergraduate students. During the conference, participants will learn about:
- Careers in public service
- Domestic and international policy issues
- Fellowship programs
- Resume building and networking
- Summer Public Policy and International Affairs Institutes
- Graduate schools that offer programs in public policy
- Student life
The deadline to apply is Friday, July 8, 2022 at 5 p.m. ET. For additional information, including eligibility requirements, please visit the conference website.
We are hosting several virtual information sessions to provide prospective PPLC applicants with more information about the conference and the application process.
Thursday, June 16, 2022
4 p.m. ET
Thursday, June 30, 2022
3 p.m. ET
Tuesday, July 5, 2022
4 p.m. ET
“We’re looking to add a Community Energy Coordinator to our team this fall. While the position is managed through Vermont Housing and Conservation Board (VHCB) as part of the AmeriCorps program, the chosen candidate will play an invaluable role on our Energy and Climate team as the lead organizer of our VECAN network. The Community Energy Coordinator helps communities across Vermont play a leadership role in meeting the state’s comprehensive energy and climate targets and supports/expands the network of all-volunteer town energy committees. The term of service begins September 7, 2022 and ends August 19, 2023, but we’re only accepting applications through June 30, 2022.”
Learn more here: https://vnrc.org/join-our-team/
Harvard Business School Online is pleased to collaborate with Middlebury College to provide benefits to current students with qualifying financial need who are taking the HBS Credential of Readiness (CORe) program and the Business Analytics, Economics for Managers, and Financial Accounting individual certificate programs. With your consent, Middlebury will share information with HBS Online to allow the program to offer need-based scholarships to offset the cost of these programs. Details are available here.
The Credential of Readiness (CORe) is a rigorous online program consisting of three courses—Business Analytics, Economics for Managers, and Financial Accounting—designed to help you achieve fluency in the language of business. You will develop deep-seated problem solving skills and the confidence to contribute to business discussions and decision making.
Learning requirements: In order to earn the Credential of Readiness, participants must do the following:
- Thoughtfully complete all modules by stated deadlines
- Satisfactorily participate in courses through reflections and cold calls, for example
- Demonstrate content mastery through satisfactory completion of module quizzes
- Earn a passing score on the final exam of all three component courses
Final Exam: The CORe final exam is a three-hour, multiple-choice, closed book assessment created by HBS faculty and delivered via the HBS Online course platform. The exam is offered to participants after successful completion of the program during defined time periods following the last module deadline.
Building an equitable and sustainable World: Virtual Conference and Policy Hack-a-thon for future public interest leaders. Open to rising college juniors and seniors interested in public policy, public interest technology, policy analytics, and related fields, who are strongly considering graduate education and/or careers in these fields. Preference will be given to students representing under-resourced communities from across the United States and/or working towards equity issues.
More details below and apply here: https://www.heinz.cmu.edu/events/public-service-weekend-2022
Hear directly from people who actually make the GRE® General Test! In this free preparation session, you’ll get information about:
- question types and test-taking strategies to help you tackle the Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and Analytical Writing measures
- what to expect on test day, scores and score reporting
- tools to help you prepare for the test
- services available to help you stand out, including tools that can make it easier to connect with graduate program recruiters
- resources where you can find more information
Register for the free, virtual, monthly event here
AEI is seeking a full-time research assistant to work on polling, demographic trends, and American politics. The chosen research assistant will report to Research Fellow and Center Director Daniel Cox. This person will also conduct work with other scholars on a case-by-case basis.
Responsibilities for this position include assisting with research, writing, and editing for studies, papers, articles, op-eds, and media appearances. Additional responsibilities include using statistical software programs to clean, manipulate, and analyze data, as well as using data-visualization software to develop charts and graphs. Finally, this position is also responsible for helping plan and execute conferences and events. Duties include long-term projects and administrative support.
Full details are here. Many thanks to a young alum for sharing this opportunity. This is her old job as she moves on to a new position.
“We are looking for young people from every corner of this country who share a curiosity about the world and the conviction to want to make positive change within it—just like our founders. Students should have a passion for helping others, experience serving in or building community, and an expansive view of what’s possible through public service.
The Voyager Scholarship is open to students entering their junior year of college at an accredited four-year college or university in the US, who have demonstrated a financial need, and who are US citizens, permanent residents, or DACA recipients.”
Deadline is June 14. All the details are here: https://www.obama.org/voyager-scholarship/
Public servants get the Hollywood treatment in “The G Word with Adam Conover,” a newly released docuseries from Netflix and Higher Ground Productions, a company founded by former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama. The comedy series is based on “The Fifth Risk” by bestselling author Michael Lewis.
The limited series, hosted by Adam Conover of “Adam Ruins Everything,” explores our government’s triumphs, failures and how we might be able to change it, as well as the role that public servants play in making our country safer and stronger.
At a time when just four in 10 Americans say they trust the federal government to do what is right at least some of the time, the series shows that our nation’s public servants are not just the elected or appointed political officials you see on the news, but rather a large group of federal workers—from agricultural scientists and health researchers to weather forecasters and national security experts—who work behind the scenes to improve our lives for the better.
Need for talent in government
Despite the important role federal employees play in our country, government has for too long struggled to recruit and retain the talent it needs to succeed. Unfortunately, young federal employees are an endangered species. Just over 7% of all permanent, full-time federal employees are under the age of 30, compared to nearly 20% of all private sector employees.
Careers in public service are individually rewarding, while offering the opportunity to play a part in the greater good. Public service careers allow you to work on issues that matter and to make a difference in the country and the world. Without public servants, we will not be able to tackle our country’s most pressing challenges now and in the future. Public servants directly impact peoples’ lives for the better.
Whatever your education, experience or interests may be, there is a place for you in the federal government. Learn more about opportunities and the federal hiring process at GoGovernment.org.
|Celebrate #AANHPIHM With Our U.S. Diplomats In honor of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we celebrate the accomplishments of U.S. Department of State diplomats. Please join Diplomat in Residence Amanda Johnson and hear from our distinguished panelists about their paths to success in the Foreign Service. Learn how you, too, can represent America to the world. Registration is required. Register Today!|
New this year is Admission Unmasked™, an invaluable program for those planning to apply to law school during the 2022-2023 cycle — or any time after that. How can candidates prepare to apply to their dream schools? What is the application process like? What kinds of careers are available to people with a law degree?
These and other questions will be answered during this in-depth program, running from June 20 through July 29. Participants will gain deeper knowledge and develop strategies and a chance to complete a personal statement that can be used as part of their law school applications.
Learn more and register here.