Monday, August 30, 2010

Internship in local congressional office

Congressman Norm Dicks is seeking an intern for his Tacoma office.

To apply they should send a resume and cover letter to:

Congressman Norm Dicks
Attn: Internship Coordinator
1019 Pacific Ave, Suite 806
Tacoma, WA 98402

P&G major John Bacon is now an intern with Dicks. He says that you can contact him with questions. John's cell phone number is 253-320-9322 and my e-mail is

Paid campaign work, this semester

Field Internship on the Adam Smith for Congress Campaign

Congressman Adam Smith is a Democrat representing Washington State’s 9th Congressional District, which includes parts of King, Pierce and Thurston Counties.

The Adam Smith for Congress campaign is seeking motivated and talented people to be paid Field Interns from early September through the November 2nd election. Course credit may be available with approval from your school, and a stipend is provided. This internship is an opportunity to learn hands-on about the many aspects of a political campaign out on the campaign trail. Field interns will work in conjunction with the King, Pierce and Thurston County Field Directors. Schedule is flexible, some weekends required. Training will be provided.

Duties include:

* Knocking on doors across the 9th Congressional District and talking with voters about important issues
* Participating in sign-waving events
* Posting yard signs
* Conducting volunteer recruitment and coordinating volunteer activities


Interns should possess a strong work ethic, the ability to interact comfortably with the public, and close attention to detail. Interest in public service, politics, and community issues is a plus.

Contact Information:

If you are interested in an Field Internship position with Congressman Adam Smith’s campaign, please email résumés to Matt Perry (Campaign Manager) at

Friday, August 27, 2010

Canada Grants and Scholarships

We've also had students intern at the Canadian Consulate in Seattle, so let me know if that is of interest as well--Professor O'Neil


Application Deadline 1 February
Scholarships up to $10,000

Application Deadline 20 October

Kevin P Cook
Senior Political, Economic & Academic Officer
Consulate General of Canada
1501 Fourth Avenue
Suite 600
Seattle WA 98101
206-443-9662 fax

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Congrats Professor Sherman--Teaching Award!

The department congratulates Professor Dan Sherman, who yesterday was awarded one of the university's teaching award. No surprise to his colleagues or his students, and we are happy that the university also recognized his contribution to campus. Way to go, Professor Sherman!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Norm Dicks for Congress Campaign--Internship

The contact person (see below) is a PG alum--

Norm Dicks for Congress Campaign
TO: Interested Intern/Part-time staff member
FROM: Norm Dicks for Congress Campaign
REPLY TO: Hart Edmonson '08,

NOTE: Compensation/College credit may be available


Summer interns and part-time campaign staff needed for congressional campaign

We are seeking ambitious, energetic interns and part-time campaign staff to help re-elect Congressman Norm Dicks:
We value experience with campaigns, campus organizations, student government, academic or professional achievement, and outstanding verbal, written and communication skills.

Those seeking a fun couple of months of rewarding work with a seasoned congressional staff, in an atmosphere in which creative and critical thinking is promoted and listened to, are encouraged to apply (may count towards class credit). Depending on experience, some positions will be compensated.

Responsibilities: We put heavy emphasis on voter outreach and run a grassroots campaign. Our office in downtown Tacoma (1.8 miles from UPS) will be the hub for all the Democratic campaigns in the Pierce County area. Duties will include:

* Furthering the goals of the Norm Dicks for Congress field team by implementing our voter contact plan. This includes door-to-door canvassing and phone banking.
* Assisting with day-to-day campaign operations.
* Event planning and coordination – contributing to attendance goals and arranging logistics


Scheduling is flexible. All interns/staff are required to attend between 3-6 of the following shifts:

Monday-Friday afternoons 4:00-8:00/8:30
Saturday: 10:30-4:00

Friday, August 13, 2010

Council on Hemispheric Affairs Internship Program

note: PG Graduate Geoff LeGrand is currently a COHA intern.

Regarding Fall Internships at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs

COHA's summer internship program this year involved 32 research associates chosen from a record number of applicants. COHA is now inviting intern applications for its 18-week long Fall 2010 internship class. To augment prospects that an applicant will be accepted, it is recommended that prospective applicants should apply as soon as they decide that they are prepared to make a firm commitment to seek a Washington D.C.-based internship and that COHA might be a suitable choice. Applications from well-prepared candidates with solid research and writing skills, who are prepared to abide by vigorous standards of investigative journalism, strong social values and sound academic research, are being solicited for evaluation.

COHA interns are held in high esteem by specialists in the field of U.S.-Latin American and Canadian studies. Its internship program has won repeated awards and other honors, as well as the recognition of many of its former interns who have gone on to pursue eminent careers once they concluded their Washington stays. Because of space limitations, COHA internships are awarded on a very competitive basis. Normally the internship corps consists of about 32 scholars selected from hundreds of applications coming from all over the globe and from every part of the U.S. COHA’s extensive internship program allows it to end up being served by one of the largest and most diversified corps of young Washington-based scholars working in the field of inter-American affairs. Applicants are selected on a rolling basis; however, applying early is often a key factor in being successfully placed. COHA also maintains a small internship program in New York on an extramural basis.

For more information on the application process, please visit our internship page:

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

U.S. Senate Campaign Seeks Interns

Interns needed for U.S. Senate Campaign

We are seeking ambitious, energetic interns to help re-elect U.S. Senator Patty Murray.
Interns will help with voter outreach and gain valuable experience working on a statewide campaign. Duties include door-to-door canvassing and phone banking, assisting with day-to-day campaign operations such as data entry, and helping with event planning and coordination.

Scheduling is flexible, though interns are expected to work 15 to 20 hours per week. Reliable transportation is preferred, as the internship may require regional travel. The internship is unpaid, but may count toward class credit.

Interested parties should send resume and cover letter to:>

Nikki Bizzarri
Regional Field Director | Southwest Region
People for Patty Murray
(253) 307-9531 |>

Friday, August 06, 2010