Friday, January 28, 2011

US State Department Fall Student Internship Program

We are still accepting applications for the U.S. Department of State's 2011 Fall Student Internship Program. Click here (, and click on Student Internships under Undergraduate or Graduate/Post-Graduate) for more information, and to start the Gateway to State online application process via USAJobs.

Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is March 01, 2011.

You must be a U.S. Citizen and a student (a full- or part-time continuing college or university junior, or graduate student - including graduating seniors intending to go on to graduate school) to be eligible. Please read the program description and vacancy announcement for more information and all qualification requirements.

We appreciate your interest in a career with the U.S. Department of State.

U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer.

Summer School in Prague

Dear colleagues,

Let me inform you that EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy - a think-tank that undertakes program, project, publishing and training activities related to the European integration process organizes another year (9th) of summer school program for university students in July 2011.

In July 9- 19, 2011 the summer school under a title "What Europe in 2020 - Ever Closer, Ever Larger?" will take place in Prague. You can find further details on our homepage or you can see the promotion leaflet at

We would greatly appreciate if you could help us spread this information among your colleagues and friends.

Thank you in advance for your kind help.

Best regards,

Radomir Spok
Director of European Summer School 2011

EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy
Rytirska 31
CZ-11000 Praha 1

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Brown Bag Talk 2/3: Professor DeMotts on Independence for South Sudan

Sudanese Referendum 2010-11_DeMotts
February 3, 1230-130, Wyatt 226

Jobs with Green Corps

A alum who works for Green Corps send this along to any interested--his contact information is at the bottom--

Green Corps 2011-2012 Field School for Environmental Organizing

Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day.

In Green Corps’ year-long paid program, you’ll get intensive training in the skills you’ll need to make a difference in the world. You’ll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems — global warming, deforestation, water pollution and many others — with groups such as Sierra Club and Greenpeace. And, when you graduate from Green Corps, we’ll help you find a career with one of the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups.

For more information, read below or visit our web site:

** Applications due FEBRUARY 15th 2011 – apply online today: Get Info!

In your year with Green Corps:
You’ll get great training with some of the most experienced organizers in the field: Green Corps organizers take part in trainings with leading figures in the environmental and social change movements: people such as Adam Ruben, political director of, and Bill McKibben, author and organizer of the “Step It Up” rallies for climate action.

You’ll get amazing experience working on environmental issues across the country: Green Corps sends organizers to jumpstart campaigns for groups such as Rainforest Action Network, Sierra Club, Greenpeace and Environment America in San Francisco, Chicago, Boston and dozens of other places in between.

You’ll have a real impact on some of the biggest environmental problems we’re facing today: Green Corps organizers have built the campaigns that helped keep the Arctic safe from drilling, that led to new laws that support clean, renewable energy, that convinced major corporations to stop dumping in our oceans and much, much more.

You’ll even get paid: Green Corps Organizers earn a salary of $23,750. Organizers also have a chance to opt into our health care program with a pre-tax monthly salary deferral. We offer paid sick days and holidays, two weeks paid vacation and a student loan repayment program for those who qualify.

And when you graduate from the program, you’ll be ready for what comes next: Green Corps will help connect you to environmental and progressive groups that are looking for full-time staff to build their organizations and help them create social change and protect our environment.

In the next few months, we‘ll invite 35 college graduates to join Green Corps in 2011-2012. We’re looking for people who are serious about saving the planet, people who have taken initiative on their campus or community, and people who are willing to roll up their sleeves and work for change over the long haul.

If you think you’re one of those people, visit to submit your application to join the 2011-2012 class of Green Corps’ Field School for Environmental Organizing.

Green Corps’ year-long program begins in August 2011 with Introductory Classroom Training in Boston, and continues with field placements in multiple locations across the U.S. Candidates must be willing to relocate.

For more information, visit or contact Alex Epstein Green Corps Field Organizer, at or call me at (720) 352-2689.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations DC Internship

We had a PG major do this internship last summer and spoke very highly of it. If you have questions contact Professors O'Neil or Weinberger. Note that the internship comes with a $1000 stipend--

National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations

Special Opportunity for Students:

The National Council Fellowships:
Washington, DC Summer Internship Program

May 31 - August 5, 2011

The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations' Washington, DC Summer Internship Program offers undergraduate and graduate students a ten-week professional, academic, and career opportunity internship in the Nation's Capital. The program features an energizing and demanding mix of professional involvement, intellectual challenge, career exploration, and cultural encounter designed to provide interns with a rich and varied experience during their time in Washington.

* Professional workplace experience: Interns are placed with one of over a dozen Near East and Arab world related organizations in Washington, D.C., where they are expected to work 35-40 hours/week under the direct supervision of their host organizations.
* Academic seminars: Interns take part in twice weekly seminar sessions designed to provide them with greater depth of knowledge about the Arab world, to underscore the cultural, economic, and political diversity of Arab states, and to explore the intricacies of Arab-U.S. relations.
* Site visits: Interns are offered a behind-the-scenes look at many of the central institutions of federal government, national security policymaking, international diplomacy, and international business.

Sponsorship: The program is administered by National Council professionals and staff, together with more than two dozen of America's foremost scholars and leading foreign affairs practitioners. The programs, activities, and functions represented by the organizations and corporations that provide the professional work experience component of the program are varied. Included among placements in recent years have been educational development and exchange organizations, bimonthly and quarterly publications, humanitarian relief groups, broadcasting networks, area studies centers, international transportation companies, foreign trade associations, peace and justice advocacy groups, and a variety of non-governmental organizations.

June 1 - August 6, 2010

About the Program

The National Council's Summer Internship Program offers professional work experiences combined with twice weekly evening seminars that bring academic experts and experienced foreign policy practitioners to meet with the interns in candid off-the-record discussions and free-wheeling question and answer sessions. Our goals are: (1) to provide a realistic Washington, D.C. work experience that will pave the way to career development; (2) to provide interns with firsthand experience behind-the-scenes of the foreign policy analysis and advocacy process in Washington, D.C.; (3) to provide a strong academic component dealing with U.S. political, economic, and cultural relations with Arabia and the Gulf region; (4) to help participants begin the process of career networking by introducing them to working professionals in government, business, journalism, and NGOs; and, (5) to highlight the wide range of career opportunities awaiting those who aspire to work in the field of U.S.-Arab relations as well as to provide counseling on the graduate school and fellowship application process.

As complements to the program, interns will also be exposed to D.C. in a less formal manner via films, cultural events, embassy and museum visits, off-the-record conversations with former diplomats, group dinners, and suggestions for exploring the sights and sounds of Washington, D.C. This allows students not only to experience living and working in the city but also encourages them to appreciate the cultural diversity of the urban environment and the exciting cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities available in the Nation's Capital.

Cost and Fellowship Stipend

A $125 non-refundable program fee must be submitted with the application. This fee helps to defray the costs of administering the summer internship program and the accompanying seminar presentations. Internship program participants, upon successful fulfillment of the program's academic and internship requirements, receive a $1,000 fellowship stipend.

How to Apply

Interested undergraduate or graduate students should send a letter of interest (1-2 pages) to the National Council office by mail or e-mail. This letter should provide basic information about yourself, your interests, previous course work related to politics, economics, foreign policy, and the Middle East, and some indication of the type of internship that would most interest you. Please recognize that this letter of interest is a vital part of the application and serves as the National Councils introduction to the potential intern. It deserves significant time and attention and should not be a cursory addition to your completed application packet.

In addition, the National Council asks that you submit:

1) A double-spaced essay (no more than 2-pages in length) on the topic:
U.S. Foreign Policy in the Arab World: Successes, Failures, and Future Prospects
2) A resume or curriculum vitae
3) Transcripts of all university-level work
4) Two letters or recommendation, at least one of them from a faculty member who knows your work well
5) A signed Internship Program Application [link below and available at]
6) $125 non-refundable program fee

Special preference will be given to applicants who have participated in the National Councils Model Arab League program, but this is not a requirement for selection as an intern.


All materials should be submitted by mail delivery service (UPS or FEDEX) to the National Council office by March 18, 2011. Application materials may be submitted as e-mail attachments but hard copies of all documents with original signatures should also be submitted by mail or delivery service. Applications submitted after the March 18 deadline will only be considered on a space available basis.

Program Accomplishments

Nearly 200 students have participated in this program to date. Some have joined the U.S. Foreign Service. Several work as staff to Members of Congress or congressional committees dealing with matters of foreign policy. Many have proceeded to graduate school to obtain their masters degrees or doctorates in international relations with an emphasis on the Arab countries, the Middle East, and the Islamic world. Some have been employed by the National Council and other non-governmental organizations. Still others have become professional foreign affairs journalists. These are just a few of the opportunities that program alumni have encountered.

2011 Summer Internship Program Leaders

Chairman: Dr. John Duke Anthony, Founder and President, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations; Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Center for Contemporary Arab Studies; and consultant to the U.S. Departments of State and Defense (since 1973 and 1974, respectively)

Director: Dr. James Winship, Vice President, Programs - National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations; National Council Malone Fellow in Arab and Islamic Studies; and former longtime Professor of International Relations and Model Arab League Student Faculty Adviser at Augustana College

Coordinator: Ms. Megan Geissler, Programs Coordinator, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations


Estimated cost for ten-weeks of student housing in Washington, D.C. is $2,000 - $2,500, not including meals and incidentals. Detailed information will be provided to assist interns in locating reasonably priced student housing at area universities or other student housing facilities. Many National Council interns choose to take advantage of the summer housing programs at George Washington University because of its central location and the large summer intern community that gathers there.

About the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations

Founded in 1983, the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations is an American non-profit, non-governmental, educational organization dedicated to improving American knowledge and understanding of the Arab world. The Council has been granted public charity status in accordance with Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. The National Council does not employ or retain a lobbyist.


The National Council's vision is a relationship between the United States and its Arab partners, friends, and allies that rests on as solid and enduring a foundation as possible. Such a foundation, viewed from both ends of the spectrum, is one that would be characterized by strengthened and expanded strategic, economic, political, commercial, and defense cooperation ties; increased joint ventures; a mutuality of benefit; reciprocal respect for each other's heritage and values; and overall acceptance of each other's legitimate needs, concerns, interests, and objectives.


The National Council's mission is educational. It seeks to enhance American awareness, knowledge, and understanding of the Arab countries, the Mideast, and the Islamic world. Its means for doing so encompass but are not limited to programs for leadership development, people-to-people exchanges, lectures, publications, an annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference, and the participation of American students and faculty in Arab world study experiences. As a public service, the Council also serves as an information clearinghouse and participant in national, state, and local grassroots outreach to media, think tanks, and select community, civic, educational, religious, business, and professional associations. In these ways the Council helps strengthen and expand the overall Arab-U.S. relationship.

National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations

1730 M St. NW, Suite 503, Washington, DC
Phone: 202-293-6466 | Fax: 202-293-7770

NCUSAR on Facebook

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Ralph Bunche Summer Institute, American Political Science Association

APSA is accepting applications for the 2011 Ralph Bunche Summer Institute (RBSI) Applications must be postmarked by February 1, 2011.

The RBSI Program, under the direction of Dr. Paula McClain of Duke University, will be held at Duke University June 5 - July 7, 2011.

The Ralph Bunche Summer Institute is a 5-week, academically intensive summer program designed to simulate the graduate school experience, provide mentoring, and expand academic opportunities. The Ralph Bunche Summer Institute targets students from racial/ethnic groups that are significantly underrepresented in science in the United States, e.g. African American, Latino/a, Native American, and Pacific Island students. All students who are members of these groups, or who are interested in broadening participation in political science by students from underrepresented minority populations and pursuing scholarship on issues affecting under-represented groups, are eligible to apply.

Applications: 2011 RBSI Applications and additional eligibility requirements can be found online at

Questions: Please direct any questions about the program to Shaunda Ragland,, or call 202-483-2512.

For more on APSA's diversity programs, visit

Frederick Hartwig Memorial Internship Award--paid, and a great experience

“I was living in an entirely new city soaking in new people, new rhythms, new sights. Those ten weeks were an exploratory process . . . I learned a tremendous amount, formally and informally, and I thought in new ways about the world we live in, changes that are possible, and ways to go about planning for the future.”

Abigail, Haverford College — ’99 Hartwig Award winner

“This internship will help me learn to analyze and evaluate policy options and their impact on different populations, and find how I can contribute as a more active participant in areas that concern the rights and interests of communities.”

Lynne, Duke University — ’05 Hartwig Award winner

“The combination of experiential knowledge and classroom knowledge gave me a more complete picture and deeper connection to American politics. It inspired my political curiosity and certainly made me a better student and more thoughtful citizen.”

Leslie, Vassar College — ’08 Hartwig Award winner

This special internship award was established to honor the memory of Paul Frederick Hartwig, Ph.D. (1941-1997), former Union College professor of political science and public opinion analyst at Peter Hart Research Associates. Fred Hartwig believed that it was very important for young Americans to be introduced to the nation's capital, the seat of the federal government and democracy. He believed that seeing and being a part of what goes on in Washington would enhance young people's appreciation for government, engage them in America's ongoing public conversations and debates, and result in their becoming more informed and involved citizens and leaders.

The Internship Award will be based on entries in an essay contest open to any full-time undergraduate student, regardless of academic major, attending a selected liberal arts college or university in the United States.

The Hartwig Intern will receive a cash prize of $1,500. The award will be given irrespective of whether the internship is a paid or unpaid position.

The winner is responsible for finding and securing his or her own internship for the summer of 2011 at an institution in the greater Washington, DC, metropolitan area. Although the internship may be undertaken in any of a number fields of endeavor, it must be of an appropriately serious nature to provide the kind of experience that students would be unlikely to find outside of the Washington area.

Students are strongly encouraged to seek guidance on their internship search from a professor or career services faculty member at their school. Examples of possible placements include working in the office of a member of Congress; doing research or other work for a public policy institute; assisting the efforts of a nonprofit public interest group; or working for a political or public relations consulting group. The duration of the internship and the specific assignments it comprises will be determined by the individual and the organization for which he or she will work. On completion of the internship, the student will be expected to prepare a brief written report for the internship award selection committee about what he or she learned from the experience.


To enter, students should write an essay of 500 to 1,000 words (maximum) describing why an internship in Washington, DC, would contribute to their academic development and how it will have an impact on them personally or with regard to the careers they are considering.

Essays must be typewritten and the applicant’s full name, college, and academic major should appear at the top of each page. The essay must be accompanied by a completed application form (see next page). Application packages must be postmarked or e-mailed (as a Microsoft Word attachment) on or before March 28, 2011, and should be sent to:

David Drembus
Hart Research Associates
1724 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Attn: Hartwig Award

- or -

One winner and two runners up will be selected by the internship committee. In the event that the winner is unable to undertake the internship, the first or second runner up will be eligible to receive the award (provided that he or she has secured an internship). The winning applicant and the runners up will be notified on or before April 29, 2011.

Questions regarding the essay competition may be directed to David Drembus (phone: 202-234-5570, e-mail: Please note that we do not provide assistance in the search for an internship position.

Best of luck!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Summer Program, DC, and a three grand stipend!

Forwarded along to me--a summer program, DC, paid! If you are interested contact Professor Weinberger, who knows the program well.

Good morning all,

I know the below message may not apply to most of you as you may have already graduated, but please feel free to pass it along to any very qualified friends you might have that are still college students!

As a former member of Hudson Institute’s Internship program, I want offer you a special opportunity to apply for the Hertog Political Studies Program this summer in Washington, DC. The Hertog Program is an elite, full-scholarship program in the theory and practice of government directed by John Walters, Hudson's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. It will bringing together a select group of 40 undergraduate college and university students (divided into two sections) from across the country with some of the great thinkers and doers shaping American life. Students will read fundamental texts in political thought with some of the best teachers in the nation, and closely examine political leadership with prominent men and women who shape American public policy.

The program will run for six weeks from Sunday, June 12, 2011 through Saturday, July 23, 2011, utilizing facilities on the George Washington University campus in downtown DC. Participants receive full scholarships, dormitory accommodations, and a $3,000 stipend. Confirmed speakers include: Elliott Abrams, Michael Barone, Fred Hiatt, William Galston, Robert Kagan, General Jack Keane, Neal Kozodoy, Charles Krauthammer, William Kristol, Lawrence Lindsey, Justice Antonin Scalia, and Juan Williams. The faculty will include: Paul Cantor, James Ceaser, Eric Cohen, Michael Doran, Amy Kass, Leon Kass, Yuval Levin, Christopher Lynch, Wilfred McClay, Diana Schaub, Adam Schulman, Carter Snead, and Nathan Tarcov.

For details and to apply, visit the Hertog Program website at The deadline to submit applications is February 15, 2011. If you are no longer enrolled or a student, but know someone that may be interested in applying, please feel free to forward this invitation along , or let me know if you have any questions!

Friday, January 21, 2011

State Department Internships--Apply NOW


We are pleased to inform you that we are accepting applications for the U.S. Department of State's 2011 Fall Student Internship Program.

Click here (, and click on Student Internships under Undergraduate or Graduate/Post-Graduate) for more information, and to start the Gateway to State online application process via USAJobs.

Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is March 01, 2011.

You must be a U.S. Citizen and a student (a full- or part-time continuing college or university junior, or graduate student - including graduating seniors intending to go on to graduate school) to be eligible. Please read the program description and vacancy announcement for more information and all qualification requirements.

We appreciate your interest in a career with the U.S. Department of State.

U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Engalitcheff Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems (ICPES)

I am writing to ask you to share information with your students about the International Affairs track of the 2011 Engalitcheff Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems (ICPES). Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies and held at Georgetown University each summer in Washington, DC, ICPES is an academic internship program for undergraduates interested in foreign policy issues and international relations.

February 3 is the final deadline for applying to International Affairs Track. This is a great opportunity for students looking to gain real-world experience while earning transferable credit.

Please consider forwarding the announcement below to students who may be interested in applying.

Thank you for your time and consideration. If you have any questions, please contact me at or 202.986.0384.

Mary Connell
Director, Recruitment and Admissions
U.S. Programs
The Fund for American Studies

The Engalitcheff Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems
June 5 – July 30, 2010
Held at Georgetown University, Washington, DC
International Affairs Track Deadline: February 3

Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies, the Engalitcheff Institute combines a substantive professional experience in international affairs for 30 hours a week with a challenging academic experience at Georgetown University. This fast-paced, eight-week residential program provides students from around the world with the opportunities to gain an edge in today’s competitive job market and graduate school admissions, and experience the excitement of Washington first-hand.


* American Islamic Congress
* Brazilian Information Center
* Educational Initiative for Central and Eastern Europe
* European-American Business Council
* Foreign Embassies
* Institute of World Politics
* Peace Corps
* Potomac Institute
* World Learning


* Internships – Competitive international affairs placements
* Classes – Up to 9 credit hours in economics and U.S. foreign policy from Georgetown University
* Housing – Roommate matching and furnished on-campus apartments in the heart of D.C.
* Guest Lectures – With Washington’s top foreign policy and economics experts
* Exclusive Briefings – At the CIA, State Department, World Bank, Federal Reserve and Capitol Hill
* Leadership & Professional Development – Leadership, mentoring and career building activities
* Networking – Interaction with seasoned professionals and student leaders from around the world
* Scholarships – Approximately 70% of students receive generous awards based on merit and financial need

February 3 is the deadline for applicants to the ICPES International Affairs Track. Details about the program and an online application may be found at Questions may be directed to Mary Connell, Recruitment and Admissions Director, at or 202.986.0384.

Please click here to request an informational brochure:

1706 New Hampshire Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20009

Monday, January 03, 2011

So you want to be a political operative..

This link was sent to me by an alum who works in a Congressional office, saying that they've had this conversation "many many times" with students...