Tag Archives: Government, Law and Policy

Public Policy Leadership Conference this fall at Harvard Kennedy School

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
Register here

Thursday, June 30, 2022
3 p.m. ET
Register here

Tuesday, July 5, 2022
4 p.m. ET
Register here

JOB with Vermont Natural Resources Council

“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/

Apply here: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=104813

Public Service Weekend – apply by June 6

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

A Deep Look at the GRE® General Test

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

Attention graduating seniors: JOB as Research Assistant at AEI, alum referred.

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.

Event: Finding your Fit in a Summer Internship on May 26

Figuring out what it means to “fit in” during your summer internship can be really challenging, but with advice and the right research, you can make it a lot easier.

Join the next BRIDGES event, “Finding Your ‘Fit’ in a Summer Internship” — and get your questions answers and get your anxieties relieved as we talk about!  

Paragon One is excited to announce another BRIDGES event, a free virtual career event for all students looking for great career advice.
Ask panelists your questions directly, and come prepared to network with:

* Emily Shao, Partner, McKinsey & Company
* Shenna Ghosh, Managing Director, Deutsche Bank
* Wagner Denuzzo, Vice President, Prudential Financial
* Former CBS correspondent and current anchor at Cheddar, Hena Doba, will moderate the event. 

During this session we will:
– discuss the career paths and internship experiences of our featured speakers
– unpack the idea of “fit” in the workplace
– identify what to look for when assessing a company for “fit”
– identify what actions and behaviors interns can do to increase their sense of belonging in a company

Topic: Finding Your ‘Fit’ in a Summer Internship
Date: Thursday, May 26, 2022 Time: 2:00 – 3:00pm ET  

REGISTER TODAY and remember to share this event with your friends.

We’re excited to see you there! 

Rising Juniors: Apply for the The Obama-Chesky Scholarship for Public Service

“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/