Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Discussion with professors O'Neil and Dillman

Join professors Patrick O'Neil and Brad Dillman for a frank, informative and informal discussion of the Israel-Palestine conflict, The Occupation and the Two-State Solution. There will be snacks.

When: WED 9/28 at 5pm.
Where: Wyatt Room 101

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

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

AfterCollege Succurro Scholarship, Deadline FRI 9/30

$500 AfterCollege Succurro Scholarship

Eligibility requirements:
- Open to currently enrolled students in an accredited program, working toward a degree (AA, AS, BA, BS, MA, MS, MFA, PhD, MD, JD, etc.) in any discipline
- Minimum 2.5 GPA


Scholarship Description
We believe that what's good for students is good for everyone: schools, employers, community, and other students! That’s why we not only help students find jobs and internships, but also offer scholarships to help fund their education. AfterCollege has awarded more than $1,000,000 in scholarships and student activities through our program to date.

As a job and internship resource, our scholarships are for students who demonstrate professionalism and effectively communicate how they will be exemplary candidates in their field. This means that we evaluate applicants with the eye of a hiring manager, so: watch your grammar, check your spelling, put your best accomplishments forward and you may get paid for thinking about your future!

For more information and the application click here
Deadline to apply is Friday, September 30th

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 spring semester early deadline is coming up on October 5, 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

Latina/o Studies Fall Lecture Series

The series kicks off Friday October 7th at 12PM in McCormick with Mario Escobar’s talk, “War and Poetry: Another way of Healing.”

Lecture of Interest on technology use in Syrian Refugee Camps

Creating Futures through Magical Devices and Library Caravans: Participatory Design with Syrian Youth at Za’atari Refugee Camp by Professor Karen E. Fisher

When: Monday, October 10th at 3:00 – 4:00 with a Q&A session at 4 p.m.
Where: Library Room 020

In 2016 the world is facing the worst humanitarian crisis since WWII: over 65M people are forcibly displaced, and half of them are youth. Drawing on previous work with U.S. teens from East Africa, Myanmar and Latin America, we explore how technology and libraries can help young Syrian refugees build their futures. We report on recent fieldwork from Zaatari Syrian Refugee Camp in Jordan, highlighting youth creativity, desire to help others via ICT wayfaring and crisis response, and universal design archetypes. We share sample design specs for glasses that detect disease and other magical devices, storytelling sessions, a YouTube community memory project, and interviews with refugee volunteers at caravan libraries. The United Nations Refugee Agency gave us a mission to help build capacity through innovation at Zaatari. In this talk, we pause, to debrief and brainstorm with audiences on how libraries and technology can help refugee youth and families re imagine their lives in the Middle East and world at-large. Shukran.

Karen E. Fisher, Professor, information school, University of Washington. An advocate of humanitarian research, her passion is how libraries and information technology can create futures. Fisher is working with Arab refugees in the Middle East and Europe, understanding their information behavior, and building capacity through education, livelihoods, and social engagement.

Thursday, September 01, 2016

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 

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

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.

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

Friday, August 19, 2016

Job Opportunity in Vietnam for Puget Sound Students

The Lab is looking for someone who can commit to one year and will provide a living stipend and free housing. It's a rolling deadline so they are interviewing people as applications come in. 

Anyone with questions, feel free to contact Selina Tran <> .

Internships available with Jay Inslee for Washington

Are you interested in working in politics? Jay Inslee for Washington is looking for hardworking and talented individuals to join the finance, field, policy, compliance, and outreach teams in our Seattle office. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in campaign work - particularly in the fields of research, finance, community organizing, voter contact, volunteer recruitment, and more. Field internships also available in Bellevue, Everett, Federal, Olympia, Spokane, Tacoma and Vancouver.

·         Conduct research, help with database management, and provide support in fundraising by contacting donors and assisting staff at events
·         Work with staff to carry out administrative duties, including data entry, mass mailings, filings, answering the phone, and other office related tasks
·         Assist with special event coordination, planning, recruiting attendees, and day-of-event operations
·         Assist with media monitoring, communication, and research projects
·         Help recruit volunteers, organize and run statewide phone banks, and participate in voter contact
·         Other responsibilities as they develop, based on intern interest areas and campaign needs

We have multiple unpaid positions the Fall (ending in mid-November). Candidates must be available to commit to consistent hours at one of our offices, with evening and weekend opportunities available. Internship duration can accommodate semesters/quarters and is flexible around class schedule. 15 hours per week minimum commitment required.

Positions open immediately.  Class credit is available depending on your school requirements.

If you are interested and ready to gain some on the ground experience in the world of politics, please send your resume, cover letter, and three references to with “Inslee Internship” as the subject line.

Anyone interested in applying for a field position in Tacoma needs to "cc" Diane Bedwell <> and myself (Rennie Marshall <>) so we can flag it.