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Peace Fellowship Program in DC seeking applicants, due 1/5/18

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Program invites recent college graduates to apply for full-time, six-to-nine month fellowships in Washington, DC. Outstanding individuals will be selected to work with nonprofit, public-interest organizations addressing peace and security issues. Applications are especially encouraged from candidates with a strong interest in these issues who have prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy.

Scoville Fellows will choose to work with one of the twenty-four organizations participating in the program. With the assistance of the program director, fellows will select a placement which best matches their interests and the needs of the host organization. Participating organizations provide office space and support, supervision and guidance for fellows’ work. With the exception of Congressional lobbying, fellows may undertake a variety of activities, including research, writing, and organizing that support the goals of their host organization.

The purpose of the fellowship is to provide an opportunity for college graduates to gain practical knowledge and experience by contributing to the efforts of nonprofit, public-interest organizations working on peace and security issues.

Deadline is January 5, 2018.  All the details and application are here:  http://scoville.org/apply/application-information/


Internship in DC for Native American and Alaska Native students

Native American Congressional Internship: A ten-week summer internship in Washington, D.C., for Native American and Alaska Native students who wish to learn more about the federal government and issues affecting Indian Country. The Foundation provides round-trip airfare, housing, per diem for food and incidentals, and a stipend at the close of the program. View the application and visit udall.gov for more information. Deadline: January 31, 2018.

US-China Relations: conversation with alumni in DC on Monday (tomorrow!) night

Check out this amazing discussion with several alumni with different vantage points about US-China policy.  The guests will discuss the realities influencing this topic, including security, trade, and international relations among the US and nations in the region.  November 13 at 7 pm in Library 105 AB.

CSIS Spring intern could be great for graduating super senior Feb!

An alum shared this opportunity in DC.  Check it out!

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a non-profit, bipartisan public policy organization established in 1962 to provide strategic insights and practical policy solutions to decision makers concerned with global security and prosperity.  Over the years, it has grown to be one of the largest organizations of its kind, with a staff of some 200 employees, including more than 120 analysts working to address the changing dynamics of international security across the globe.

CSIS seeks a research intern to support the Simon Chair in Political Economy for Spring 2018. The Simon Chair focuses on the theory and practice of economic statecraft, from trade agreements and investment treaties to financial sanctions and export controls, and the intersection between economics, geography, and foreign policy. The geographic focus of our work is the Asia-Pacific region, with specific emphasis on U.S. economic strategy toward the region, relations with China and Japan, Eurasia’s connectivity infrastructure and economic geography, and the institutions of global economic governance.

Click here for the full job description and qualifications: https://csis-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobInfo&version=1&jobid=259


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.

Preparing Women to Lead

PLEN seminars give students the chance to discuss current policy issues, visit institutions and organizations in DC, and launch their careers through intimate coaching sessions on networking, resume writing, and salary negotiation. During all seminars, students network with distinguished women at the top of their fields while building connections with their peers from across the country.

Scholarship application deadline extended!  You now have until Friday September 15 to apply for a PLEN scholarship. PLEN scholarships are need-based and can cover seminar tuition and/or housing in Washington, DC.  Learn more about how to apply for a scholarship at plen.org/scholarships.

October 19-21, 2017
– Jump start your career in law and public policy in Washington, DC with PLEN for the annual Women, Law, and Legal Advocacy seminar.  Learn about careers and internships in DC, visit law firms and the Supreme Court, and experience all that you can do with or without a law degree all while connecting with women leaders in DC and peers from across the country.  Register by Friday September 22, and learn more at plen.org/law.

November 2-4, 2017 – Experience the policy making process from women who lead business and nonprofits in Washington, DC with PLEN at the Women in Corporate and Nonprofit Leadership seminar.  Learn about the most pressing policy issues facing businesses and nonprofits, develop valuable skills like salary negotiation and advocacy, and meet with top lobbyists, CEOs, and nonprofit leaders in Washington, DC, all while connecting with peers from across the country. Register by Thursday September 28, and learn more at plen.org/wcnl.

Research intern position in DC at progressive non-profit

Research Intern

Priorities USA, Washington, D.C.

Priorities USA is a voter-centric progressive organization committed to standing up to the Trump administration and its allies in order to build an economy that provides real opportunity for all families to get ahead, and to protect the fundamental, democratic ideal of equality for all Americans – regardless of race, religion, gender or sexual orientation.

The Research Intern will support Priorities’ efforts to hold the Trump administration and congressional Republicans accountable by aiding in the compilation of facts, figures, and anecdotes relating to various aspects of the White House’s agenda. The intern will also help to ensure the accuracy and reliability of Priorities’ outward-facing products and assist in the day-to-day operations of the Research team.

Applicants should possess the following qualities:

  • Knowledge of basic internet research methods (experience with LexisNexis a plus)
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Proofreading skills and strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and adhere to strict deadlines

Interns will receive a monthly stipend and may be part-time or full-time. To apply, please email a resume and cover letter including your availability to researchintern@priorities.org.