Tag Archives: Government, Law and Policy

Activate Your Handshake Profile – Week 10

Your To Do for Week Ten:

You’ve been working hard all #NoFailFall to set yourself up for success — now, for your last week, celebrate by applying to jobs or internship listings that excite you. Your Handshake profile is looking sharp… it’s time to put it to good use!

4 special fellowships in policy and international affairs

Public Policy and International Affairs JSI Fellowship

The Junior Summer Institute Fellowship is a rigorous academic preparation program for diverse undergraduate juniors committed to public service. Hosted at six sites across the US, this fully-funded opportunity equips fellows with the knowledge and skills they will need to succeed in graduate school and, ultimately, in influential roles serving the public good, including with government, nonprofits, public policy institutions, and international organizations. The purpose of the JSI Fellowship is to prepare students to obtain a Master’s or joint degree, in international affairs, public policy, public administration, or a related field. Deadline: November 1, 2021. https://ppiaprogram.org/page/junior-summer-institute

CSCE Fellowships with a Policy or Communications Focus
The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe seeks candidates for its Max Kampelman Fellowship program. The program is open to recent undergraduates, current undergraduate students, and current graduate students with previous internship experience. Fellows work in political and military affairs, economic and environmental matters, or respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. Fellows are paid $25 per hour and are offered ongoing enrichment, professional development, and networking opportunities facilitated by senior commission staff. Fellowships last three months in DC, with fellows expected to work 30 hours per week. Deadline:November 5, 2021  https://www.csce.gov/about-csce/join-our-team/max-kampelman-fellowships

GirlSecurity Virtual National Security Fellowship
The National Security Fellows program is a stipended 15-week knowledge and professional development program designed to allow participants to develop a meaningful understanding of national security, build enduring skills for the future workforce, cultivate the type of relationship-based networks, and curate opportunities to advance throughout college into career. The Fellows program will require 3-5 hours of individual and collaborative learning, project management, and reflection per week. A $1,000 USD stipend will be distributed upon completion of the fellowship. The Program is open to currently enrolled junior or senior high school students and first or second-year undergraduates in the US and its territories. Deadline: November 12, 2021 https://www.girlsecurity.org/fellows-application

Critical Language Scholarship
The CLS program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for US citizens enrolled at US colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical languages. Most languages do not require applicants to have any experience studying critical languages. Deadline: November 16, 2021  https://clscholarship.org/apply

Enhance your resume through student employment opportunity

The Middlebury College Compass Team seeks a Communications Intern to begin work ASAP! 

The Communications Intern will serve as a Compass ambassador, by positively contributing to the Compass vision of deepening students’ sense of belonging and contribution to thriving communities, while crafting meaningful lives filled with curiosity and authenticity. The Compass Communications Intern will share information about Compass programming and the “Insider’s Guide to Middlebury” to both students and faculty/staff mentors and campus partners. The Compass Intern will focus on the first-year experience in academic year 21-22, and will draw from their own personal experience at Middlebury College to create colorful and effective communications. 

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has both internships AND a job opening

We’re the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a U.S. government agency that makes sure banks, lenders, and other financial companies treat you fairly.

The Internship:

This is a paid 12 week opportunity where as a Program Assistant you will collect data, assist senior analysts with research initiatives and draft written products on economic, social, and consumer financial topics.

Apply here: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/careers/current-openings/student-trainee-program-assistant-5x/

If you select the Operations division, a friendly Midd parent can flag your application. Apply now, the internship will close when 150 applications are received.

The Job:

The Director’s Financial Analyst Program is a unique, two-year rotational fellowship that sits at the intersection of the federal government and the financial services industry. Director’s Financial Analysts are given the opportunity to hone analytical and problem-solving skills while helping to make consumer financial markets work for Americans.

All analysts will complete developmental rotations in offices throughout the CFPB. These rotations are designed to provide exposure to the analysis, strategy, research, education, policy development, supervision, enforcement, and rulemaking activities throughout the Bureau. In a short period of time, analysts will play an integral role in everything the Bureau does, from rigorous data-driven policy creation and market monitoring to supervision of market participants.

Applications open on December 6, but check Handshake for an information session coming up on November 18.

Law and Government Symposium with 3 alumni on October 29

Please join Professor Murray Dry and the pre-law club for this informative panel event on campus, live in-person.

Friday, October 29 – Homecoming Weekend

3:30 pm in Hillcrest 103

Bring your questions and come ready to learn from the following guests:

Sophie Robart ’17 Graduate of Wake Forest University School of Law and now working as Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan.

Jay Dealy ’98 Graduate of Harvard Law School now working in private practice at a law firm in NYC

Margaret Moslander teaches government and history at a private high school in NYC

Alyssa O’Gallagher ‘12 Graduate of Harvard Law School now working as a Law Clerk at US Court of Appeals

Find and Fund Your Summer Internship

Have you been thinking about what to do this summer? Are you looking to explore your interests more?

It is not too early to start planning your summer internship! Learn strategies for finding or creating the best summer internship for you.

At this session, we will:

• Give you examples of past internships Midd students have done.

• Highlight top resources to use in the search process.

• Discuss strategies for creating your own experience.

• Provide an overview of CCI’s GRANT FUNDING available for unpaid internships.

• Help you with the process of narrowing down fields in which to pursue your internship.

We look forward to seeing you and answering all of your questions!

Sponsored by the Center for Careers and Internships. RSVP on Handshake now!

Learn About Legislative Process Related to Climate Change, Land Use , Environmental Justice, and Clean Water in Vermont?

Apply to be a 2022 Legislative Intern for the Spring semester. Would you – or someone you know – like to learn about the legislative process, tracking issues related to climate change, land use (including Act 250, housing and transportation), environmental justice, clean water, forests and wildlife?

The Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC), Vermont Conservation Voters (VCV) and the Vermont Planners Association (VPA) are seeking a Legislative Intern to help track forward-looking environmental legislation moving through the State House during the 2022 legislative session (January through May 2022).

Duties will include:

·  Monitoring relevant State House hearings and reporting to VNRC, VCV and VPA staff on results of those hearings;

·  Tracking the movements of, and changes made to, specific bills that VNRC, VCV and VPA are following;

·  Possibly engaging with lawmakers; and

·  Additional tasks, as assigned, which could include conducting basic research, drafting bill summaries, and developing talking points or other documents for VNRC, VCV and VPA staff to use to advance our issues in the Legislature

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated interest in state-level policies and policy-making, strong oral and written communication skills, and be diplomatic, curious, and able to take initiative. The typical schedule for this position is Tuesday through Friday, 32 hours per week, with a mix of both remote and in-person work based in Montpelier, Vermont.  VNRC adheres to the latest CDC, state and local guidelines, and requires that all applicants be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Compensation is $12.55 per hour.  The internship starts on January 11, 2022 and ends in May.

VNRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates whose identities have been historically underrepresented in the environmental movement, including people who identify as Black, Indigenous, Hispanic or Latino, Asian or Pacific Islander, or people of color; people from marginalized economic backgrounds; and people living with disabilities. 

Please apply by sending your resume and a letter of interest to Alex Connizzo, aconnizzo@vnrc.org, by November 5, 2021.