Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Lecture by Noel J. Francisco - MON 10/24

Nancy Cohen Lecture: The Year Feminism Won? - 10/25

Myrlin Hepworth: Immigration Justice through Poetry - FRI 11/11

Rangel Int’l Affairs Summer Program is Now Welcoming Applications!

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program is now accepting applications for the 2017 Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program at!

Do you know a student who wants to make a difference in the world?

The Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week program at Howard University that helps prepare undergraduate students for careers in international affairs. It includes two for-credit academic courses, a professional writing seminar, visits and meetings with foreign affairs professionals in a wide range of government and non-governmental organizations, and professional development activities. It pays for tuition, room, board, and transportation and provides a stipend. The program will run from mid-June until late July.

Eligibility requirements
U.S. citizenship
A comprehensive GPA of at least 3.2
Full-time undergraduate student status
Sophomore or above

The program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. Applicants with any undergraduate major are welcome to apply.

The Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by Howard University.

Application Deadline: February 2, 2017


Program Contact:
Lily Lopez-McGee 202-806-4367 or 877-633-0002

Friday, October 07, 2016

Join the Foresight Project

Want the opportunity to win money while sharpening your analytical and political knowledge?

Want to distinguish yourself from other college students when applying for government and private sector jobs?

Then join us at “The Foresight Project” as we conduct a political forecasting tournament, starting on October 25th and lasting for about 8 months. To sign up, go to

The rewards... Each year:

  • The top 2% of participants will each be awarded a $500 Amazon gift card 
  • The top 2% of participants will be featured in The Washington Post, Monkey Cage.
  • 100 other people will have a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card (with more accurate forecasters having better chances of winning).
  • 200 other people will have a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card (with more accurate forecasters having better chances of winning).
  • The top 10% of forecasters will be featured on the Foresight Leaderboard

Participants will be asked to:

  • Complete a 45-minute battery of political and psychological tests to predict forecasting accuracy.
  • Take a 10 min training module about forecasting accuracy.
  • Make predictions about questions throughout the year whenever you wish! We will post a few questions online each week, for example, "Will Donald Trump win the 2016 US Presidential Election?" Select at least 30 questions and update them until the question closes.
  • After each question closes, you will receive feedback to improve the accuracy of your forecasts.
If you are interested, please go to to sign up.

Please don’t join if you have already participated in GJP or GJ Open.

Do you have questions? Feel free to email us at

Monday, October 03, 2016

Canvassers needed for the Donald J. Trump Campaign

We are hiring canvassers at $15.00 an hour from now until election day. You can help us
make a difference in this 2016 historical election.

For an interview, email

Pierce County Donald J. Trump Campaign

U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program - Summer 2017

How far could a student internship at the U.S. Department of State take you? Just for starters, it would give you a coveted inside look at diplomacy in action, and the range of careers and responsibilities found in the Foreign Service and Civil Service. Think of it as test-driving a career before you decide what you're going to do with your life. You'll gain valuable work experience that you can apply to virtually every endeavor — whether you work in government or the private sector. Most of all, you will feel good about doing something worthwhile for your nation.

At the U.S. Department of State, we like to say that we represent America to the world. As an intern here or abroad, you will, too. The U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program is an unpaid internship with the opportunity to work in U.S. embassies and consulates throughout the world, as well as in various bureaus located in Washington, D.C. and at Department offices around the United States. This program is designed to provide substantive learning experiences in a foreign affairs environment.

For internship program details such as duties of an intern, participating offices and bureaus, types of internships, and housing information, please view and download the Student Internship Program Brochure.

Application Deadline (including all supporting documents): October 14, 2016

For more information about the internship program and the application click here

U.S. Department of State Summer 2017 Student Internship Program

We are now accepting applications for the U.S. Department of State Summer 2017 Student Internship Program (unpaid).

Please visit for more information about the U.S. Department of State Summer 2017 Student Internship Program (unpaid), and to start the online application process via USAJobs. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is October 14, 2016. U.S. citizenship is required.

Visit to view the announcement: U.S. Department of State Summer 2017 Student Internship Program (unpaid).

We highly encourage you to complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

If you have any questions or would like to search for topics of interest, please visit our forums or FAQs at

Washington Legislative Internship Program

Work, Learn and Lead in Olympia.
One of the country's most highly regarded legislative internships, our program offers Washington students the opportunity to gain paid work experience and study the state legislative process up close.
Apply now for the 2017 Internship! 

Priority Deadline: October 10, 2016, 11:59pm  
Final Deadline: October 18, 2016, 8:00pm

During the internship, which takes place in winter quarter or spring semester, interns work for members of the Washington State House of Representatives or Senate. Interns work alongside legislative staff to learn first-hand about public policy, build real-world professional skills, and serve the citizens of Washington State. 

Interns are placed with legislators' offices and work in Olympia as full-time staff while the Legislature is in session (January through March or April every year).

The Legislative Internship is a paid, full time (40 hours per week) commitment.  The internship must be taken for undergraduate academic credit at a four-year college or university. Credit amounts and other academic requirements are determined by the school. Washington college juniors and seniors of any age and any major are eligible to apply.

Intern Duties
Interns are matched with the offices of legislators or caucus staff based on their skills and interests.  All interns share these basic responsibilities and may take on a variety of special projects.
  • Conduct legislative research and summarize issues in short policy memos
  • Attend committee hearings and legislative meetings
  • Correspond with constituents, lobbyists, and state agencies via phone, email, and meetings
  • Track legislation
  • Draft letters, resolutions, talking points, press releases, and newsletters
  • Assist with daily office tasks
  • Participate in intern classes, workshops, and policy exercises
  • Maintain professional, non-partisan conduct 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

An Invitiation to Join the Puget Sound Investment Club

My name is Christopher Bueno and I am this year's president of the Puget Sound Investment Club. This year we have received a generous donation of $50,000 to create an actively managed fund run by the students of the PSIC. We also gather guest speakers to talk about finance related topics ranging from personal finance to picking stocks.

We are excited to share this opportunity to make investment decisions and gain some real world experience within the financial markets. Students of all majors are welcome and no experience is required to join!

Our club meetings are every Tuesday @6:30 P.M. in McIntyre 202. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at

Opportunity for Graduates - U.S. English Language Teaching Assistantship in Austria 2016-2017

Each year, more than 140 college graduates from the United States teach in Austria under the auspices of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education (BMB) Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship Program. The purpose of this program, which draws assistants not only from the English-speaking world but also from France, Italy, Russia, and Spain, is to bring talented and enthusiastic young people from abroad into the classrooms of secondary schools in communities large and small all over Austria. Ultimately, it is the job of these native speakers as teaching assistants to make learning a foreign language a lively cross-cultural encounter for their students.

Applications for 2017-18 will be accepted between November 15, 2016 and January 15, 2017

Latina/o Studies Fall Lecture Series

Upcoming Lecture: "The Undocu-Poetics of Fernando Fortín" on November 7th at 2pm in Rausch Auditorium

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Leadership and the American Presidency - Spring 2017

I am excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for our immersive leadership program this spring - Leadership and the American Presidency. This program is being sponsored in partnership with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute. Leadership simulations from the American Presidency will be a key focus for students.

As part of this exciting program, undergraduate students can:
· Spend the spring semester in Washington, DC
· Intern in an engaging setting aligned with their career and academic interests
· Participate in academic courses with up to 12 credits provided through George Mason University

The final deadline is coming up on November 10th, 2016 so please share the announcement below with any interested students and encourage them to visit to learn more about the program and begin an online application.

Questions may be directed to me at 202-986-0384 or

Dana Faught
Associate Director, Recruitment and Admissions
The Fund for American Studies



EARLY DEADLINE: October 5, 2016
FINAL DEADLINE: November 10, 2016

You have the chance to put your leadership skills to the test – and what better classroom than Washington, D.C. this spring?

You will have the opportunity to have a front row seat to the historic 2017 presidential inauguration and the first few months of a new presidential administration. The White House, the U.S. Capitol, and monuments all present unique learning opportunities and a once in a lifetime backdrop for your classes and internship.

This program will allow you to examine of some of the greatest leadership challenges in the history of our country from the viewpoint of the President of the United States. George Washington and the Revolutionary War. Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation. Teddy Roosevelt and the Panama Canal. Franklin Roosevelt and Pearl Harbor. JFK and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Ronald Reagan urging Secretary Gorbachev to “tear down this wall.”

What does it mean to lead successfully? How do leaders learn to communicate effectively? How do great leaders respond in times of crisis? How can leaders make the world a better place? This program will connect you with some of the most thoughtful, well-regarded, and recognizable leaders of today. Public servants, journalists, entrepreneurs, and other leaders from across sectors will share their stories of leadership with each cohort. Previous speakers have included:
· Congressman Ed Royce
· Stewart McLaurin, The White House Historical Association
· Mark Greene, former U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania
· Judge Douglas Ginsburg, U.S. Court of Appeals

Leadership cannot be learned only in a classroom. Leadership and the American Presidency challenges you through a series of interactive simulations and discussions at key presidential sites including Mount Vernon, Monticello and the White House Historical Association. Case studies, and real-world scenarios will test and improve your ability as a leader.

The program includes housing, internship placement and support, as well as a rigorous and accredited full time academic course load.
LIVE: Housing in fully furnished apartments on Capitol Hill, just steps from the Library of Congress and the Supreme Court.
LEARN: 12 academic credits in economics and government with credit through George Mason University.
INTERN: Internships with government agencies, Congressional offices, public policy think tanks, international affairs groups, media outlets, nonprofit organizations, and law firms throughout the Washington area. Each site is accessible to public transportation, making it easy to get from home to work to class and back again.
CONNECT: Guest lectures featuring influential and thoughtful leaders, networking events and site briefings at historic Washington institutions including:
o Ford’s Theater
o Lincoln’s Cottage
o Mount Vernon
o The State Department

Students are encouraged to apply by the early deadline of October 5, 2016 to receive priority admissions and scholarship consideration, as well as a 5% discount on their tuition balance. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the final deadline of November 10, 2016.

Scholarships are awarded to students based on financial need and merit. To learn more about the program and to begin an online application please visit

Questions may be directed to 202-509-8948 or

Scoville Peace Fellowship in DC for Recent Grads

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Program invites recent college and graduate school alumni to apply for full-time, six-to-nine month fellowships in Washington, DC. Outstanding individuals will be selected to work with nonprofit, public-interest organizations addressing peace and security issues. Applications are especially encouraged from candidates with a strong interest in these issues who have prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy.

Program and Purpose 
Scoville Fellows will choose to work with one of the twenty-five organizations participating in the program. With the assistance of the program director, fellows will select a placement which best matches their interests and the needs of the host organization. Participating organizations provide office space and support, supervision and guidance for fellows’ work. With the exception of Congressional lobbying, fellows may undertake a variety of activities, including research, writing, and organizing that support the goals of their host organization.

The purpose of the fellowship is to provide an opportunity for college graduates to gain practical knowledge and experience by contributing to the efforts of nonprofit, public-interest organizations working on peace and security issues.

Salary and Benefits
Fellows receive a salary of $3,000 per month and health insurance, plus travel expenses to Washington, DC. The program also provides $1,000 per fellow for professional development to attend relevant conferences or meetings that could cover travel, accommodations, and registration fees, or to take a language or policy course. The program arranges meetings for the fellows with policy experts and social networking events with alumni. Fellows also receive mentoring from a board member and a former fellow.

Some lenders may permit Scoville Fellows to defer college loan payments during their fellowship. Check with your individual lenders.

Issue Areas Covered by the Scoville Fellowship

• Arms Control/Disarmament/Non-Proliferation – nuclear, biological, chemical and conventional
• Conflict Prevention/Resolution
• Defense Budget
• Dismantling Chemical and Nuclear Weapons
• Environmental and Energy Security, including the nexus of climate change and energy use, conflict and resource scarcity
• Environmental Impact/Cleanup of Nuclear Weapons Production Complex
• Export Controls
• International Security
• Peacebuilding and peacekeeping
• Regional/Ethnic Conflicts
• Terrorism prevention, including biological and nuclear

Applicants whose area of interest falls outside of the above list are unlikely to be selected as a Scoville Fellow.

Selection Criteria
This is a highly competitive fellowship designed for people who have already demonstrated a strong interest in the field, and not intended for those who want to try a semester in Washington. Successful candidates must be good writers who are adept at working in a fast paced office environment. We are seeking people considering a career working on international peace and security issues with public-interest organizations, the Federal Government, academia, or media.

Prospective fellows are expected to demonstrate excellent academic accomplishments and a strong interest in issues of peace and security. Graduate study, a college major, course work, or substantial independent reading that reflects the substantive focus of the fellowship is also a plus. Prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy is highly desirable. It is preferred, but not required, that such activities be focused on peace and security issues.
Experience with public-interest activism or advocacy such as

Organizing a campus forum and/or outreach campaign, meeting with decisionmakers, or rallies
Working with or joining a campus, local, or national organization.
Active participation in conferences.
Writing and publication of opinion pieces in both traditional and new media.
Candidates are required to have completed a baccalaureate degree by the time the fellowship commences. Preference is given to United States citizens, although a fellowship to a foreign national residing in the U.S. is awarded periodically. Non-U.S. citizens living outside the United States are not eligible to apply. The Scoville Fellowship is not intended for students or scholars interested in pursuing independent research in Washington, DC.
Preference will be given to individuals who have not had substantial prior public-interest or government experience in the Washington, DC area.

The deadline for receipt of all application materials is:
Spring 2017 Fellowship–October 5, 2016
Fall 2017 Fellowship–January 6, 2017

Starting Dates for Fellowship
Spring Fellowship–begin between January 15 and April 1
Fall Fellowship–begin between July 15 and October 1

Find more information about the Fellowship and the application process here

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship

The PPIA Fellowship begins with the completion of a Junior Summer Institutes (JSI). JSI is an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for graduate programs in public and international affairs and careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service.

Students who are selected for the 2017 Junior Summer Institute Fellowship cohort will study on the campus of one of our five participating universities:

Carnegie Mellon University
University of California, Berkeley
Princeton University
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota

The JSI curriculum includes economics, statistics, domestic/international policy issues and leadership topics, all designed to sharpen the students’ quantitative, analytic and communication skills. Extracurricular activities are also included as well. These skills are vital for admission into the top graduate programs in public and international affairs. The successful completion of a summer institute is a requirement for PPIA Fellows to qualify for graduate school benefits.

Apply now!
The deadline to apply is November 1, 2016.

Who is eligible?
  • If you are a United States citizen or legal permanent resident you are eligible to apply to all JSI programs. In addition:
  • UC Berkeley (including the Law Fellows program) and Princeton University can accept international students who are studying at US institutions.
  • Applicants must have an expected graduation date between December 2016 and August 2017.
  • Must not have attained a Bachelor’s Degree prior to start of Junior Summer Institute.
  • Must be committed to completing a Master’s Degree in public and/or international affairs at one of the PPIA Consortium graduate schools.
  • Must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a professional career associated with public service such as government, nonprofits, humanitarian and international organizations and other related programs.
  • Must be interested in contributing to the diversity of perspectives present in the PPIA Fellowship Program.
  • Economic need is given consideration during the review of applications.
  • All academic majors are welcome to apply!
 What are the benefits of participation?
  • Full tuition at a PPIA Junior Summer Institute.
  • Eligibility to receive assistance with travel expenses.
  • A stipend of up to $1,500 (funding determined by each JSI).
  • University housing with a meal plan.
  • Books and related course materials at your JSI.
  • Each JSI may offer additional benefits, such as GRE preparation, at their discretion. Please check with each JSI about any additional benefits.
  • Minimum of a one-time $5,000 scholarship at a PPIA graduate school if admitted for a Master’s degree. PPIA Fellows often receive financial offers above and beyond this minimum from their graduate program.
  • Fee waiver when applying to schools that are members of the PPIA Graduate School Consortium.

Application for Match Corps is now open!

We are excited to announce that the application for Match Corps and Match Teacher Residency is now open for the 2017-2018 school year! We are searching for great candidates who are either taking a gap-year and are interested in doing a year of service OR those who are looking to become effective rookie teachers.

Taking a gap-year and/or want to do a year of service? Check out and/or apply to our Match Corps program by clicking here.

Want to become an effective rookie teacher? Check out and/or apply to our Match Teacher Residency program by clicking here.

Application Deadlines 
Priority Deadline: Sunday, November 27, 2016
Spring Deadline: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Final Deadline: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
*We accept applications on a rolling basis, but we encourage you to apply early to give you the highest probability of securing a position with Match Corps or Match Teacher Residency in your ideal grade level and/or content area (for Match Teacher Residency candidates).*

Are you a current or former member of any of the organizations listed below? If so, you automatically move to our 2nd round of interviews! Apply now!
-Breakthrough Collaborative
-City Year
-Generation Teach

Our recruitment team are traveling to colleges and universities all over the nation in search of top talent. For a list of where they will be this year, please click here.

Interested in learning more and/or connecting us with people who might be interested?Please email us at

Apply to make an IMPACT for our environment, our democracy and our future

 Impact is a non-profit project of leading advocacy organizations, including Environment America and U.S. PIRG, that creates the grassroots action and power it takes to make an impact on issues that matter. We’re hiring a team of organizers for a two-year program.

Organizers currently work in 25 states. We’re working with national campaigns to get our country to 100 percent renewable energy, reduce corporate agriculture’s pollution of our water, and end the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms.

What will you do with Impact? First, you’ll come together with other new and experienced staff from across the country to learn how to make your impact in classroom trainings on the issues, our campaigns, our strategies and the tactics you’ll be using throughout the year. Then, you’ll put those skills to use in the field.

Your campaign assignment will depend in part on where you applied to work and where you can make the biggest difference. For example, you might build the coalition that convinces a major restaurant to stop serving meat raised on antibiotics. Or you could organize the news event that convinces the governor in your state that switching to more renewable energy is an opportunity to be a hero with the public.

Even when there’s not a vote coming up, organizing helps build long-term power to secure victories in the future. By first educating people on an issue and then winning them over to our point of view, we lay the groundwork for political change. It’s challenging, fun and incredibly meaningful. We’re taking on big issues and we’re up against big adversaries. We run campaigns with concrete goals, detailed plans, rigorous training, and above all, a laser- like focus on results.

Every day with Impact is different. You could be connecting with new health or consumer groups to build a coalition to stop antibiotic overuse, speaking in a church basement or at a town hall meeting on 100 percent renewable energy, organizing a news event on water pollution from factory farms, or meeting with an editorial board about any of these issues.

During the summer, you’ll run a citizen outreach canvass—and have the power of a paid staff of college students and others ready to help you build support for an issue, recruit new members, and raise funds for the campaign. And you’ll recruit the next wave of Impact organizers and interns so we can continue to work on more campaigns. So if what you want to do after college is to join a team of people who bring their passion to work every day to make an impact on issues that matter, then we’re the group for you.

The target annual compensation for this position is $26,000 in the first year. Impact offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.
Deadline: November 13, 2016

2017 Critical Language Scholarship Program Application Is Open

The competition for the U.S. Department of State 2017 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is now open!

The CLS Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It is a fully-funded overseas intensive language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and to build relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.

The fourteen CLS languages are: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu.

Please note that participants in the CLS Program are not required to have any experience studying critical languages for most of the fourteen languages. Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, and Japanese institutes have language prerequisites, which can be found on the CLS website

The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, from a wide variety of fields of study, backgrounds and career paths, with the purpose of representing the full diversity of the United States. Thus, students from all academic disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, science, social sciences, arts and humanities are encouraged to apply.

There is no service requirement for CLS Alumni after the program. However, participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their professional careers. Participants are selected based on their commitment to language learning and plans to apply their language skills to their future academic or professional pursuits.

Please note that CLS is an intensive group-based language program.

Prior to preparing their application, interested students should review the full eligibility and application information on the CLS Program website

The application is now live and available online

Applications will be due November 16, 2016 by 8:00 pm EST.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Fall Campaign Internship with Congressman Denny Heck

McCain 2016 Student Virtual Internship


Become a valued team member of the John McCain Campaign!

With the ability to work from home, you can help support Senator McCain for his 2016 re-election. As a virtual intern, you can expect to partake in research projects, digital campaign work, and voter outreach, as well as specialized projects that would be tailored to your interests and skill sets.

Becoming an intern for Senator McCain’s campaign will give you the opportunity to engage in the political process and gain valuable experience working on a campaign. Our internship is the perfect way to build your work or college resume and network with fellow interns, volunteers, and members of our staff. Furthermore, course credit is available based on university requirements.

If you are interested in becoming a valued team member of the John McCain for U.S. Senate Campaign please Email Jarred Whicker, our Field Representative ( with your resume and availability.

For more information please visit:

Puget Sound Volunteers Needed for Tacoma Voter Mobilization!

My name is Dimitri Groce, and I am organizer for the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance.

This election cycle, we are hosting volunteer voter mobilization opportunities to door-knock and phone-bank to turn-out voters in affordable housing who are traditionally excluded and untapped during elections. This would be an important opportunity not only to engage communities in the Tacoma area, but provide students some background on the electoral/legislative process, exposure to how housing policy is experienced by folks in affordable housing, and fun, valuable GOTV experience.

Interested students should contact our organizer director's email, and she can coordinate scheduling different voter engagement opportunities with them.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Project Vote Smart National Internship Program

"The Project Vote Smart National Internship Program provides a unique lesson in the study of American politics. Students from across the nation and around the world come to our high tech research center in the Montana Rockies for ten weeks to help American citizens educate themselves about elected officials and candidates. By providing this information in an easy and accessible manner, Project Vote Smart believes that citizens can better defend themselves from the political hype and misrepresentation characteristic of present day political campaigns.

Interns play a crucial role at Project Vote Smart and make up the vast majority of our staff. The individual talents, ideas and hard work of our interns have been instrumental in the success of many of our most important programs.

Since the Project researches thousands of elected officials and candidates' backgrounds, the work is often tedious. However, if you are interested in making a genuine contribution to your Nation, in an idealistic and positive environment -- located in the middle of a natural wonderland -- we would love to have you join our team. There is plenty of room to learn and grow with the organization. Interns often return as staff members after they have finished their college careers.

College students and recent graduates typically participate in our National Internship Program. Interns must commit to ten consecutive weeks, but may intern anytime during the year. We accept applications on a rolling basis and have no deadline, but interns are encouraged to submit their applications early because space does fill up quickly. Interns live on-site at the Project's Great Divide Ranch and scholarships pay for all living costs, including room and board."

For more information and the application click here