Tag Archives: Government, Law and Policy

Diplomacy Seminar for students from underrepresented groups

The Cox-State Department Diplomacy Seminar is a competitive, fully funded professional exploration program for undergraduate students from groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service who want to gain a better understanding of the role of diplomats in promoting diplomacy and to learn about the educational, internship, and career opportunities in the Foreign Service and Civil Service at the Department of State.

The seminar promotes professional development through doing, offering participants the opportunity to learn about the Department through direct engagement with distinguished ambassadors, Foreign Service Officers, and Department employees.

Professional Development Benefits

  • Learn how the Department leads America’s foreign policy through diplomacy, advocacy, and assistance by advancing the interests of the American people, their safety, and economic prosperity
  • Personally engage with Foreign Service Officers and others in international facing careers
  • Learn about the education and career opportunities available through the Department of State
  • Discuss career goals and strategies
  • Build your resume by sharing knowledge and opportunities with your peers as a Student Ambassador


Applicants must: 

  • Be a U.S. citizen, 
  • Be 18 years of age or older by October 18, 2020,
  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate program, or demonstrate intent to return within one year if not currently enrolled,
  • Have an established grade point average of 3.2 or above, and 
  • Be able to participate in all aspects of the program for the full duration of the program. 

Click HERE to learn more and apply. Deadline is August 26

Social Science Research Council opportunities

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is an independent, international, nonprofit organization devoted to the advancement of interdisciplinary research in the social sciences through a wide variety of workshops and conferences, fellowships and grants, summer training institutes, scholarly exchanges, research, and publications. For more information, please visit our website: www.ssrc.org.

Measure of America is an initiative of the SSRC. We provide easy-to-use yet methodologically sound tools that measure what matters for human well-being, freedom, and opportunity. Through human development reports, thematic briefs, and interactive online maps and data visualization tools, we work with partners to breathe life into numbers, using data to create compelling narratives that foster understanding of inequalities and build support for people-centered policies. Our work is grounded in the strong conceptual framework of Amartya Sen’s capabilities approach.

Much of our work centers on the American Human Development Index, a supplement to GDP and other money metrics, that tells the story of how ordinary Americans are faring. The Index, made up of health, education, and income indicators, is modeled after the United Nations Human Development Index, the global gold standard for measuring progress. Measure of America published the first-ever human development report for an affluent country in 2008, and has since released additional reports that explore well-being by state, congressional district, county, metro area, and census tract, as well as by gender, race and ethnicity, and nativity.

Measure of America is seeking an intern for the 2020-2021 school year to assist in data research, data preparation for analysis, data cleaning, reports, and online tools. Preference will be given to current graduate students, though exemplary undergraduates will also be considered. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to participate in the development of future MOA reports and other products, be an integral member of a small, dynamic team, and gain practical experience in data extraction, cleaning, and translating data-based research into accessible documents for nonacademic audiences. The minimum time commitment is in the range of 10 to 15 hours per week (flexible around class schedule and other work commitments). A stipend will be provided.

Apply in Handshake HERE. Deadline September 11

MIDDVantage: Careers in International Development – New Episode Available!

We are excited to share the sixth episode of our series:

An NGO Experience Within International Development with our guest, David Torres ‘84, Professor of the Practice, Middlebury College.

Check out the latest episode (29 minutes) and keep an eye out for new episodes each week.

Fall Internship Opportunity: Covid Act Now

Covid Act Now is a non-profit 501(c)(3) startup working on COVID disease intelligence

Covid Act Now is backed by Stanford and Georgetown University, and was built by a multidisciplinary team including former Googlers and other technologists. Our mission is to create a national shared understanding of COVID so that governments, health officials, local decision makers, and the public can make informed decisions in response to the pandemic.

Because two Middlebury students are going back to school, the Partnerships team is looking for full-time interns to help out this fall. This position is ideal for recent grads and students who aren’t returning in the fall. 

As a Strategy & Operations interns, you will manage relationships and join calls with many state and local governments and epidemiologists, small businesses, and large corporations such as IBM, who ingests our data to advise the Department of Defense, Netflix, and General Mills. Because Covid Act Now is constantly growing and changing, you will be at the forefront of writing our corporate usage license, as well as several large grants, backed by Massachusetts General Hospital. 

Here is the link to a Google doc explaining more about the position. Although it is unpaid, work with Covid Act Now is extremely rewarding.

Impact Public Policy: Regional Economic Models is Hiring

Regional Economic Models Logo (REMI)

Regional Economic Models, Inc. (REMI) is the leading provider of economic forecasting and policy analysis models. REMI’s analysis has guided public policy decisions on healthcare policy, national security issues and state tax legislation. Clients include government agencies, consulting firms and academic institutions. Established in 1980, we are a small firm based in Amherst, Massachusetts with extensive national and global networks.

REMI is excited to offer new remote positions for students interested in Economics, Marketing, Administration, and Software Development used to impact public policy.

REMI works with countless government agencies and consulting firms in their daily work and these positions expose employees to successful careers in public policy and software development through strong REMI leadership and focused guidance at all levels of the firm.

Deadlines are fast approaching – do not delay your application as candidates are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Deadline: August 6

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Deadline: September 20

MIDDVantage: Careers in International Development – New Episode Available!

We are excited to share the fifth episode of our series:

Chemonics International: an International Development Consultancy with our guests, Nathan Williams ‘10, Director, Global Health Division and Lauren Redfield ’11, Manager East and Southern Africa (both at Chemonics).

Check out the latest episode (37 minutes) and keep an eye out for new episodes each week.