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Public Interest Technology Weekend Conference – apply now

Public Interest Technology (PIT) is a rapidly growing and essentially important field where technology and public policy overlap. Carnegie Mellon University has been a leader in this space for over 50 years, promoting the use of technology to advance the public interest.

Our 2020 Public Service Weekend virtual conference will highlight the rising prominence of PIT and bring together a diverse group of practitioners from across the field—including policymakers, technologists, designers, and leaders—to develop innovative solutions to pressing issues in public policy and equity. This interactive weekend will introduce undergraduate students from a variety of backgrounds to careers and opportunities for graduate-level education in PIT.

  • 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.
  • Students can apply from ANY undergraduate major, including political science, government, the liberal arts, fine arts, and STEM fields. Successful applicants will share a passion for solving complex problems and working together with others from a diversity of fields, backgrounds and perspectives.
  • Preference will be given to students representing underserved communities from across the United States and/or working towards equity issues.

Read more and apply here: https://www.heinz.cmu.edu/events/public-service-weekend-2020

Cain Brothers, A Division of KeyBanc Capital Markets Virtual Info Session

Are you a rising junior (graduating in 2022) interested in learning more about Cain Brothers, A Division of KeyBanc Capital Market’s 2021 Summer Analyst Opportunities? If so, we invite you to attend a virtual information session to hear from members of the Public Finance team from Cleveland, New York, and San Francisco offices.

Our team members will provide an overview of KBCM, career opportunities and other topics related to “A Day in the Life” as a summer analyst, and tips to prepare for an IB interview process.

Cain/KBCM has accelerated the recruiting timeline to late summer and would like to share the details with you!

Date: Monday, June 15th

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. EDT

RSVP in Handshake for Zoom Link

Contact Britney Huffman at Britney_Huffman@keybank.com with any questions.

JOB: New England Fellow with Our Climate. Apply now

Our Climate’s New England Fellowship supports young people who are are committed to building an unstoppable youth climate movement in the northeast US, especially Massachusetts, Vermont, and Rhode Island. During this year-long, mission-driven intensive, fellows will develop and apply key advocacy skills such as organizing their peers, rallying public support, and engaging directly with elected officials to advocate for science-based, equitable climate policy at the state level and pave the way for our ultimate goal—a truly achievable, equitable and sustainable Green New Deal.

New England Fellows will work collaboratively with each other, the New England Field Coordinator, and other student leaders to design and execute projects that advance science-based, equitable climate policy at the state level. Fellows will spend 7-10 hours a week on these projects and the trainings that support them. Our Climate Fellows’ most common tactics include:

  • Lobbying key legislators by phone, letter, and in person;
  • Identifying, aligning with, and supporting coalition members and allies;
  • Writing and publishing media, including letters to the editor, op-eds, and social media;
  • Organizing informational, community-building, or lobbying events (lobby days, house parties, panels/forums, etc.);
  • Identifying and securing opportunities to attend, table, or speak at community events;
  • Participating in phone banks, door-to-door or street canvassing, and other list-building activities; 
  • Using art, especially Climate Mosaics, to inspire and welcome new people into the movement; and
  • Coaching other student leaders to do the same. 

See the full details and apply in Handshake here.

Graduate Program Info Session with Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA)

Join PPIA (Public Policy and International Affairs) and representatives from American University, Georgetown University, George Washington University and Johns Hopkins University at the Elliott School of International Affairs to learn more about graduate programs in International Affairs. June 16 at 3 pm ET


Free online learning at Coursera

College and university students around the world can learn and earn certificates on Coursera for free. Current undergraduate, graduate, or recently graduated students with a verified school email can sign up to get free access to over 3,800 courses, 150 Guided Projects, 400 Specializations, and 11 Professional Certificates. They can enroll in programs for free until July 31 — no credit card required. Once enrolled, they will have until Sept. 30, 2020, to complete the programs. 

During this period, students will be able to learn from some of the best instructors in the world and earn credentials from the world’s top universities, including the University of Michigan, Yale University, and Duke University. Professional Certificates from leading industry educators like Google and SAS will help students become job-ready with in-demand skills. 

After Sept. 30, 2020, students will continue to have free access to Guided Projects — a hands-on learning experience that develops job-relevant skills like data analysis with Plotly and Python, app development in Android Studio with Java, and social media marketing with Canva. With an interactive experience, students can learn a new skill in under two hours with step-by-step guidance from a subject matter expert. 

Coursera was founded with a mission to serve the world through learning. At a time when the future of students everywhere is at stake, we, along with our community of partners, want to do everything possible to help them continue learning off campus. We hope students around the world can benefit from high-quality learning on Coursera — at this time, and beyond. 

To learn more, please visit https://www.coursera.org/for-university-and-college-students.  

Event: U.S. Diplomacy and Women’s Leadership in the MENA Region. Monday, June 8

Join us in a discussion with distinguished women involved in U.S. diplomacy in the Middle East and North Africa region as they share their views on women’s leadership in U.S. diplomacy, current U.S. engagement in the region and how this will be affected by COVID-19.

The conversation moderated by Dr. Chiedo Nwankwor, Director of SAIS Women Lead, will also touch upon the challenges these women faced representing the U.S. in the highest foreign policy decision making circles in the MENA region and more.  

This webinar is hosted by SAIS Women Lead, the Foreign Policy Institute, the African Studies and the Middle Eastern programs at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Relations (SAIS).

MIDDVantage: New Episode Available!

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

Preparing for the ‘New Normal’: How COVID-19 will change Healthcare with our guest, Chris Bernene ’90, Partner at Oliver Wyman.

Check out the latest episode (35 minutes) and keep an eye out for our new Exploring Careers in International Development series next week.