Many thanks to an alum who shared this. It would be great for a recent grad!
Refugees International is seeking a digital communications assistant passionate about supporting refugees and displaced people around the world. This is a vital position on Refugees International’s communications team and will have responsibility for social media and email marketing; website maintenance; public, NGO, and policymaker outreach; media relations and monitoring; and contact database management.
You’re 29 years old, and you’ve just been given a job in the White
House. How do you quickly figure out how the US Executive Branch
behemoth actually works, so that you can have as much impact as possible
– before you quit or get kicked out?
That was the challenge put in front of Tom Kalil in 1993.
had enough success to last a full 16 years inside the Clinton and Obama
administrations, working to foster the development of the internet,
then nanotechnology, and then cutting-edge brain modelling, among other
But not everyone figures out how to move the needle. In today’s interview, Tom shares his experience with how to increase your chances of getting an influential role in government, and how to make the most of the opportunity if you get in.
He believes that Congressional gridlock leads people to greatly underestimate how much the Executive Branch can and does do on its own every day. Decisions by individuals change how billions of dollars are spent; regulations are enforced, and then suddenly they aren’t; and a single sentence in the State of the Union can get civil servants to pay attention to a topic that would otherwise go ignored.
Read more here.
This was shared by an alum who is helping organize. Sounds great!
Do you care about inclusion, diversity, equity, accessibility, and social justice (IDEAS)? So do we! As students, young professionals, and rising leaders, we need inclusive spaces to express ourselves, exchange ideas, and collaborate on bringing these values to life.
The Inclusion NextWork was formed to realize this vision. Our team is thrilled to announce our first ever, in-person summit: IDEAS for the Future. Let’s come together to:
- Convene rising leaders passionate about IDEAS to connect and build networks and community
- Exchange IDEAS experiences and expertise in support of our individual and collective learning
- Co-create a vision and agenda for the future of IDEAS to share with our communities and organizations
The IDEAS for the Future Summit will be held in Washington DC on Friday, August 23rd and Saturday, August 24th. We invite you to join us and other IDEAS advocates and leaders to learn from each other and co-create the future IDEAS platform that emerging leaders can use to drive real change in their communities. This conference is highly interactive and participatory and therefore limited to 50 participants, so register today!
All the details here: https://www.inclusionnextwork.org/ideas-for-the-future-summit
Greetings from the Congressional Hunger Center! We are pleased to invite you to attend our 2019 Summer Seminar Series: Ending Hunger at Home.
The series is a valuable educational opportunity for students – this series of five half-day, expert-led learning sessions will take the form of panels, workshops, and learning simulations covering domestic and global hunger, the forces that drive them, and effective policy remedies. Professional and leadership development topics are woven throughout the curriculum, so all participants will develop their knowledge of hunger and public policy in addition to their leadership skills.
Registration is free of charge and open to all summer interns in Washington, D.C.
Attendance at all sessions in strongly encouraged, but not required; individuals who attend at least 4 of the 5 trainings will receive a certificate from the Hunger Center. All interns are welcome! Learn more and sign up here
Office of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand seeks a personable, dependable and professional Constituent Liaison to address and resolve inquiries from constituents regarding their immigration and foreign affairs casework.
Constituent Liaison will assist constituents with matters under the jurisdiction of the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State. Responsibilities will include working with Congressional Liaisons at federal agencies to resolve constituent cases and handle a high volume of cases from across New York State. The liaison will also be responsible for maintaining up-to-date case file records and will contribute to the training and management of interns. Preferred candidate has a minimum of one year of immigration experience.
Applicants must be self-motivated team players; able to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality; detail-oriented and possess strong written and verbal communication skills. Foreign language skills and current residency in New York preferred. Senator Gillibrand’s office is an equal opportunity employer.
No calls, please. Apply here.
ASAP – Achieving Success in the Application Process is a two-day pre-law summer seminar which focuses on the law school application process. The primary goal of ASAP is to help prospective law school applicants understand the importance of factors in the admission process that are often overlooked or undervalued.
Who Is Eligible for ASAP?: College juniors, seniors and post-graduates who plan to apply to law school can participate in ASAP.
Deadline: Deadline Extended – APPLY NOW!
Check out these locations across the country:
New York Law School
June 22-23, 2019
Howard University School of Law
June 29-30, 2019
South Texas College of Law Houston
July 13–14, 2019
The University of Chicago Law School
July 27–28, 2019
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
August 3-4, 2019
More information and application instructions are here: https://cleoinc.org/programs/asap/
Govern for America is a startup nonprofit working to build the next generation of public sector leaders. Through a two-year paid fellowship, we recruit, train, and connect exceptional recent graduates to high-impact roles in state and local governments across the country and empower them to transform the systems that we interact with on a daily basis. We imagine a world where our most dynamic young leaders see government as an avenue for meaningful change, and our governments reflect the values and diversity of our nation. GfA believes that by engaging America’s top talent we can better meet the needs of all residents while revitalizing public service as an attractive career path for recent graduates and building a diverse leadership pipeline into government.
This position is a core member of the founding team and will report to the COO. As the Associate grows and learns, they will have the opportunity to take on increasing responsibility. The individual serving in this position should be excited to roll up their sleeves and work on projects in a diverse set of areas including: recruitment, selection, training, fundraising, internal operations, data management, research, strategic direction, and fundraising. This individual’s work will help GfA grow and develop better systems to achieve its mission of building the next generation of public sector leaders.
Learn more and apply now to the Operations and Special Projects Associate role in Handshake here: https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/jobs/2736192/share_preview