Thursday, September 29, 2011

Scholarship for Study Abroad in Canada

Date: Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 1:23 PM
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Dear Faculty & Staff:

Please help distribute news of the $10,000 (Fulbright) Study in Canada Killam Fellowships (Scholarships) for undergraduates to undertake their Study Abroad in Canada (if American) or USA (if Canadian). Fulbright has funds to award up to 40 scholarships, but ony 16 were awarded in the US this year due to a lack of applicants. 4 of those 16 are from Washington and Idaho with Whitman College having 2 scholarship winners! Students may study at any univeristy in Canada and in any field of study (same for Canadian students coming to the USA).


Study in Canada Scholarships


-$10,000 tuition full year / $5,000 one semester

-$500 health insurance

-$800 in-country travel allowance

-3 day orientation in Ottawa

-3 day spring seminar in Washington DC

Student may attend any Canadian university and study in any field.

Up to 40 scholarships may be awarded. Application deadline 31 January 2012.

Kevin P Cook
Senior Political, Economic & Academic Officer

Consulate General of Canada
1501 Fourth Avenue
Suite 600
Seattle WA 98101
206-443-9662 fax

"Thirteen Days" showing and Model UN meeting

From: Jinshil Yi <>
Date: Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 8:09 PM
Subject: Model UN: Thursday, Meeting (6 PM) and Movie -- Thirteen Days (6:30 PM)
To: Jinshil Yi <>
Cc: Patrick H O'Neil <>

Dear Friends of Model UN,

We are delighted to invite you to enjoy a free movie night tomorrow, courtesy of Model UN club, the Politics and Govt. Dept, and Political Science Association.

We will be showing the movie "Thirteen Days," a dramatic account of the October 1962 Cuban missile crisis, centering on the leadership and political maneuvering which surrounded that tumultous moment in history.

There will be delicious refreshments during the movie and stimulating discussion afterwards.

** Apparently there's this awesome scene in the movie where the US confronts the Soviets in a United Nations assembly !! Totally why we're sponsoring this movie. Every political movie should include at least reference to the international community, with special kudos if they're talking about the United Nations. LOL So there's your weekly plug-in for UN, people. :) **

The movie will show Thursday evening at 6:30 PM in Wyatt 109. There will be a Model UN club meeting at 6 PM, right before the movie. We will meet in the alcove in first floor Wyatt, right outside of the history department offices. Rumor has it that there will be pizza, soda, and brownies... how much better could a movie night get? Come see for yourself!

Best Regards,

Jinshil Yi

President, Puget Sound Model UN Club

(253) 389-4221 texts ok!

PhD program at Notre Dame

Dear Colleague:

This letter is part of our Department’s effort to recruit your top students into our Ph.D. program. If you have students who are planning to do graduate work in political science, I hope you advise them to give us serious consideration.

Our Department is an exciting place for faculty and graduate students alike. We now have more than 45 tenure-track or tenured faculty, and we’re currently searching for s more. At the same time, we enroll 10-12 new graduate students each year. Consequently, our students receive the attention that young scholars need to succeed in the academic profession. Students and faculty collaborate on research projects and publish articles and book chapters as coauthors. In recent years our students have published articles, both on their own and with faculty co-authors, in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Comparative Political Studies, and History of Political Thought, as well as many other journals (click here for a list of recent publications).

We can train graduate students in virtually any approach—normative theory, comparative methods, new institutionalism, and quantitative analysis—and we do so with a rare spirit of collegiality. Our internationally respected scholars cover most thematic and geographic areas in political science. One characteristic sign of the strength and breadth of our Department is that we have National Science Foundation principal investigators as well as National Endowment for the Humanities awardees. For more about our work, we refer you to descriptions of each subfield available by clicking here.

Notre Dame, a university with substantial resources, is committed to our Department’s excellence. We guarantee full tuition and stipend fellowships to all Ph.D. students for five years and can often provide support beyond that. Students also have opportunities to secure generous funding for collaborative research, annual conference travel, field research, and specialized training. A number of on-campus institutes and centers (e.g. the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, and the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy) provide further support and intellectual community. Our students routinely win national research grants. During the past few years, our students have won grants or fellowships from the SSRC, the Aspen Institute, Fulbright, IREX, ICPSR, the World Society Foundation, the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy, the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, the Institute for the Study of World Politics, Boren NSEP, the Inter-American Foundation, and the National Science Foundation. Recent graduates have been appointed to tenure-track or tenured positions at Adelphi, Bates, Baylor, Florida State, Houston, Miami of Ohio, Oxford, Pepperdine, Pittsburgh, SUNY-Stony Brook, St. John’s (NY), Villanova, University of Mississippi, University of Rhode Island, University of Texas-Austin, Western Michigan University, Whittier, and other fine institutions.

We encourage you to access more information about our program on our web page, We look forward to applications from your best students!


Christina Wolbrecht

Director of Graduate Studies

10/18: Idealist Grad Fair


We’re hosting an Idealist Grad Fair at Seattle University on Tuesday, October 18th from 5:00 to 8:00pm. We’ll bring together more than 80 different degree programs, from social work and education to international affairs and public policy, so prospective students can learn about their options all in one place.

It’s free and open to the public. Learn more and RSVP here:

Now for the favor: Can you help spread the word?

Can you think of any professionals, undergrads, or others who might like to learn more about graduate admissions, financial aid, and more – and then take a minute to notify them about the grad fair? We’ve created some sample outreach materials here, or you can just forward this email.

In addition, we're looking for a few volunteers that can help us get the word out. If you're interested, please click here.

This fair is generously hosted by the Seattle University Institute of Public Service.

Thanks, and I hope to see you there!

Jeremy MacKechnie
Community Manager

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

DC Internships

Fall 2011: August 24 - December 10, 2011
Spring 2012: January 11 - April 28, 2012

Spend a semester in Washington, D.C. and gain the experience and insight you need to succeed. Serve as an intern in the nation’s capital this fall or spring while taking classes at Georgetown University.

Designed for undergraduate students interested in U.S. politics, American government and journalism, Capital Semester serves as a great way to kick-off your career in politics, journalism, lobbying, government, or the nonprofit sector.
Students in front of the Capitol

Capital Semester allows students to spend 15 weeks earning 12 transferable course credits at Georgetown University while gaining valuable work experience at a top D.C. organization.

As part of the experience, Capital Semester students attend exclusive briefings at various sites around Washington, such as the White House Complex, the U.S. Capitol, State Department, Federal Reserve, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Students meet leaders and government officials, hear from policy-makers at regular guest lectures, and interact with D.C. professionals through networking activities.

Students may apply to one of two tracks, in which internship placements and academic study will correspond:

  • Public Policy
  • Political Journalism

With a single application, students are enrolled in courses at Georgetown, housed in a furnished residential building and are placed in a competitive internship for a fall or spring semester.

We are now accepting applications for the Spring 2012 and Fall 2012 Semesters.

The Admissions Committee looks for well-rounded students who demonstrate ambition, strong academic performance, leadership ability, maturity, and involvement in campus and community activities. The committee prefers applicants who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, have a strong letter of recommendation, relevant professional or volunteer experience and well-written essays.

The Admissions Committee will review applications as they are received. Applicants will be accepted, declined or put on a waiting list within three weeks of completing an application. Applicants may check their application status and confirm the receipt of supporting documents at any time through the online application system. Applicants will be notified by email and regular mail when a decision is available.

Capital Semester Deadlines
Applications are reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis, so students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Students who apply early will receive first consideration for both admission and scholarship decisions as well as internship placement. Many of our internships are very competitive, so the earlier a student is admitted, the greater his or her chance is of getting a top internship.

To qualify for a deadline, the applicant must submit the online application form by 11:59PM EST on the deadline and all supporting materials must be received by the deadline.

Spring 2012

Early Deadline - October 1, 2011 ( 5% discount on tuition balance )

International Student Deadline - October 15, 2011

Final Deadline - November 1, 2011

Fall 2012

Early Deadline - March 1, 2012 ( 5% discount on tuition balance)

International Student Deadline - April 1, 2012

Final Deadline - June 1, 2012

Go to for more information

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Intelligence Analysis Summer Program with the NSA

About the Program
NSA’s Intelligence Analysis Summer Program offers rising college seniors the opportunity to receive training in a multifaceted cryptologic discipline that involves research, analysis, and the presentation of findings that enable us to provide the fullest possible signals intelligence picture to U.S. policy makers, military commanders, and other intelligence community members.

NSA’s Intelligence Analysis Summer Program is an intensive 12-week program that runs from the end of May through mid-August for undergraduates entering the final year of an undergraduate degree program (juniors at the time of application).

Participants receive training in multiple cryptologic disciplines, including technical research and topical analysis. They research current foreign intelligence issues and present the results of their analysis. Their findings become part of NSA's effort to provide the fullest possible signals intelligence (SIGINT) picture to U.S. policy makers, military commanders and other intelligence community members.

The program consists of formal classroom instruction, workshops and agency facilities tours. Participants gain practical and theoretical knowledge of NSA, the SIGINT process, and the U.S. intelligence community. Classroom training is combined with mentoring by experienced NSA analysts to increase our insight into high priority intelligence targets.
Participants receive training in current analytic tools and tradecraft, conduct extensive independent research using numerous databases, prepare findings in a variety of formats and deliver a final project report to the sponsoring analytic organization.

Specific skills gained include:

  • Understanding modern digital communications
  • Analyzing network structure
  • Developing background on intelligence topics
  • Using advanced tools in multiple operating system environments
  • Advanced query techniques within extensive classified and unclassified databases
  • Understanding the structure and processes of NSA and the U.S. intelligence community
  • Conducting independent research and coordinating results with analysts in other disciplines across NSA’s intelligence production organizations
  • Preparing and presenting signals intelligence findings to help satisfy executive branch customer requirements

Application Deadline
Applications are accepted September 1st - October 31st each year.

Students are paid a competitive salary commensurate with their education level.


  • Receive vacation time, sick leave and federal holidays
  • Participation in select agency-wide extracurricular programs
  • Those who attend schools in excess of 75 miles from Fort Meade, MD, are eligible for a round trip airline ticket to and from school or mileage reimbursement up to the cost of a government-issued airline ticket.


  • Required: U.S. citizenship
  • Required: Eligible to be granted a security clearance
  • Required: Full time undergraduate student entering the final year of an undergraduate degree program (juniors at the time of application)
  • Required: Applicant must be available for the entire length of the program
  • Desired: Students attending schools designated by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence as an Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence (IC CAE) in National Security Studies and designated as IC Scholars are particularly encouraged to apply. IC CAE schools are listed at the following link:
  • Desired: A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Major studies areas of consideration:
    • International affairs
    • Intelligence/Security studies
    • Regional studies
    • Geography
    • Anthropology
    • Political Science (international topics)
    • Note: minors, certificate programs or multiple courses in computer science, networking or telecommunications areas are helpful but not required

How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online on or before October 31st. Applications received after the deadline and incomplete packets will not be considered.

To submit a resume online during an open season, click on any “Apply Online” link. Under “Basic Job Search,” type keywords “Intelligence Analysis Summer Program” and click on “Search.” Select “Intelligence Analysis Summer Program” and click “Apply Now.” Follow the directions as prompted.

To be considered for the Intelligence Analysis Summer Program, submit a complete application packet that includes:

  • A resume
  • Official transcripts*

IMPORTANT: When applying online, you can only submit your resume. Please send unofficial transcripts to Applications are not complete without a transcript.

*Grades must be submitted for all undergraduate courses already complete. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted for application purposes; official transcripts will be required prior to an official employment offer and should be mailed to:

National Security Agency
Office of Recruitment and Hiring
P.O. Box 1661
Attn: MB3 Summer, Suite 6779
Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755-6779

For additional information, please e-mail or call 410-854-4726.

9/29 Talk: Innocent on Death Row

FYI--Please announce to your classes:

Innocent on Death Row

September 29, 2011 @ 7:00pm — Kilworth Memorial Chapel

Juan Melendez served over 17 years on Florida's death row before being exonerated and released in 2002. Upon his release, Juan became the 99th death row inmate in the country to be exonerated and released because of innocence since 1973. His story reveals the injustices that plague the death penalty system in the United States while modeling courage, resilience, and hope.

Judith Kay,

Monday, September 26, 2011

Council on Hemispheric Affairs Internships

For more than 30 years, the Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA), a major tax-exempt, nonprofit, and nonpartisan national research and information organization, has offered internships in Washington in the fields of U.S., Latin American, and Canadian relations. These internships provide practical, entry level experience regarding a variety of political, economic, diplomatic, and trade issues. They also provide young scholars with excellent exposure to the policy making process. COHA seeks highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students as well as those who have already earned degrees. During its existence, nearly 1,000 successful candidates have interned in COHA’s Washington office.

COHA internships, which are available throughout the year, are entirely voluntary and are highly competitive (with summer positions being the most sought after). Schedules for the 18-week internships (14 weeks for the summer internships) can be arranged to meet the individual’s needs, although full-time and full-term applicants are given preference in the selection process. Interns play an integral role in COHA’s activities, which include the following: issuing statements and providing commentary to the print and electronic media; submitting articles on hemispheric issues to regional and national media; monitoring human rights and press freedom violations; promoting constructive U.S. policy initiatives; formulating viable alternatives that seek a diplomatic rather than a military solution to disputes; attending briefings by visiting Latin American dignitaries; and surveying legislation focused on social justice and the expansion of authentic democratic institutions.


Intern candidates should have some knowledge and/or interest in U.S.-Latin American affairs or international relations and should display impressive research and writing skills. Proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese is desired, though experience in journalism, English, or one of the social sciences may be substituted for the normal background requirements. Ideal internship candidates should be highly motivated and will be expected to show initiative and a capacity for innovation.


COHA’s downtown Washington office is located in the prestigious Dupont Circle area, a fast-paced and highly professional yet congenial area. Former interns have had their by-lined work published in various COHA publications as well as in the Congressional Record and the opinion pages of newspapers across the world including the New York Times, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, Washington Times, and many others (see our online cite page for examples). COHA internships are highly respected by the Washington policy-making community for their rigor and valuable learning experience. Former COHA interns have gained prominent positions in journalism, the Foreign Service, and congressional offices as well as admittance to some of the most prestigious professional schools in the country.

Application Process

Please send a completed internship application form, along with a resume, cover letter and a brief writing sample (two pages), to COHA. Also arrange for an official transcript (photocopies are acceptable) and two letters of recommendations to be mailed. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but positions tend to be filled quickly; it is advised that you apply several months prior to your desired starting date. Applications may be addressed to our Intern Coordinator and sent via:

Council on Hemispheric Affairs
1250 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite 1C
Washington, D.C. 20036

Fax: (202) 223-4979


for more information, go to

Public Policy and International Affairs Summer Insitutes

Deadline: November 1

Junior Summer Institutes

UC Berkeley | Michigan | Carnegie Mellon | Maryland | Princeton

The PPIA Junior Summer Institutes (JSI) have been the hallmark of the PPIA Fellowship Program for over 20 years. 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. 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. 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.

The Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA) is a national program that prepares young adults for an advanced degree and ultimately for careers and influential roles serving the public good. PPIA has an outreach focus on students from groups who are underrepresented in leadership positions in government, nonprofits, international organizations and other institutional settings. This focus stems from a core belief that our citizens are best served by public managers, policy makers and community leaders who represent diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Furthermore, international affairs are increasingly mixed with local concerns. Addressing such global issues make diversity a critical goal in professional public service. For over 20 years PPIA has been at the forefront of promoting diversity in public service and nurturing the full potential of students as active citizens, public servants and agents of change.

So what is PPIA?

* A fellowship program that provides student training and financial support for graduate school and facilitates ongoing professional development.
* A consortium of the top public and international affairs graduate programs in the nation.
* An outreach program that seeks to educate and inspire young people of all ages and from all backgrounds about public service.
* An alumni association of approximately 3,000 PPIA Fellows

Scoville Fellowship for recent graduates

General Information

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Program invites college graduates 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-seven 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

The fellows receive a salary of $2,400 per month and health insurance, plus travel expenses to Washington, DC. The program also provide $500 per fellow to attend relevant conferences or meetings that could cover travel, accommodations, and registration fees.

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 include the following:

  • Arms Control/Disarmament, including Nuclear Test Ban, Ballistic Missile Proliferation/Defense, Conventional Arms Transfers, Weapons Proliferation--Nuclear, Biological and Chemical
  • Conflict Prevention/Resolution
  • Defense Budget
  • Dismantling Chemical and Nuclear Weapons in the former Soviet Union
  • 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
  • Regional/Ethnic Conflicts, including East Asia, South Asia, Middle East
  • United Nations, including UN Peacekeeping

Selection Criteria

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 based on availability of funding. 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.

For more information on how to apply go to

Congressional Internship Program

Now Available Online

CHCI is recruiting Hispanic American students - undergraduate and graduate - for its nationally recognized youth development leadership programs.

Applications for CHCI's 2012 Congressional Internship, Public Policy Fellowship, Graduate Fellowship, and Scholarship Programs are now available online at

The Congressional Internship Program provides college students with Congressional placements on Capitol Hill for eight weeks during the summer and twelve weeks in the spring and fall. Participants are exposed to the legislative process and strengthen their professional and leadership skills. Housing, travel and stipend are provided.

2012 Internship Program Dates

  • Spring: February 6 - April
  • Summer: June 2 - July 28
  • Fall: August 25 - November 17

    CHCI's nine month Public Policy Fellowship Program, conducted from September to May, seeks to enhance participants' leadership abilities, strengthen professional skills and produce more competent and competitive Latino professionals in public policy areas. The program provides college graduates with national, hands-on public policy experience in a congressional office, federal agency, nonprofit sector, or corporate setting. Travel, healthcare and monthly stipend are provided.

    CHCI's nine month Graduate Fellowship Program offers unparalleled experience in the underserved public policy areas of education, health, housing, international affairs, law, and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). This competitive program is for exceptional Latinos who have earned a master's degree within three years of the program start date. The International Affairs Fellowship includes three months abroad in Mexico. Travel, health insurance and a monthly stipend are provided.

    With close to $3 million in need-based scholarships awarded to Hispanic students since 2001, CHCI's Scholarship Program is available to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a two-four year accredited college or university. Students pursuing an associate's degree may apply for a grant in the amount of $1,000; $2,500 for bachelor's candidates; $5,000 for graduate students.

    To be eligible, all program applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents, be a graduate or undergraduate student with remarkable leadership potential, and have demonstrated a vast history and commitment to community and public service.

    You Can Help the Next Generation Achieve the American Dream

    CHCI's online application system continues to prove that there is a tremendous need for financial resources and professional development opportunities for the Latino community. For the 2010 program cycle, CHCI received nearly 20,000 unique applications for CHCI student programs.

UK Fulbright Awards 2012/13 - Three Weeks Until Deadline

Research Awards (awards available in *Science*, *Engineering*, *Business* and *Humanities and Social Sciences*)

Fulbright-University of the Arts Award (all disciplines)

More information, including additional UK Award categories, can be found on the Commission's website:

Please let us know if you or your students have any questions by contacting IIE or by sending the Commission an email (

Best wishes,
Michael Scott-Kline
Director, Fulbright Awards Programme
The US-UK Fulbright Commission
Battersea Power Station | 188 Kirtling Street | London SW8 5BN

T +44 (0)20 7498 4014
F +44 (0)20 7498 4023

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Wednesday, 9/28 Conference Call: Israel and the Palestinians: A Fragile Relationship

On Wednesday, September 28, Professor Seth Weinberger will be hosting a Council on Foreign Relation’s conference call entitled Israel and the Palestinians: A Fragile Relationship. A CFR expert will speak on the issue for approximately 15 minutes, and then will take questions.

The call will take place in WY 326 from 9:00 – 10:00 AM.

If you’re interested in attending, please RSVP to Professor Weinberger ( as soon as possible.

For future reference, the schedule of conference calls for Fall 2011 is as follows:

September 28: Israel and Palestine: A Fragile Relationship
October 26: The Struggle for Egypt: From Nasser to Tahrir Square
November 30: Female Entrepreneurship in Afghanistan
December 8: Global Brazil

US State Department Internship deadline update (it's soon...)


Please note that the deadlines for submitting completed applications for the Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP) and Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) is 12:00 a.m. (EST), September 30, 2011.

Visit the Student Programs page ( for more information about qualifications and requirements for these positions, and to start the application process.

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

Green Corps: Opportunities for Seniors, deadline 10/15

Dear Professor O'Neil,

Hello! My name is Erin Moriarty, and I work with Green Corps, the non-profit Field School for Environmental Organizing.

I am looking to get the word out to graduating seniors at University of Puget Sound about our paid training program for environmental organizing. Our application process has just opened up for the 2012-2013 year and our next deadline is Oct. 15h. I would really appreciate it if you could send out our job description (below) to your students.
Please let me know if you are able to send this out to your students.

I appreciate your help, and I hope to hear from you soon!

Erin Moriarty
Green Corps
(860) 614-3460

** Applications due October 15th 2011 – apply online today at**

Green Corps 2012-2013 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 Food and Water Watch. 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:

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 “” 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, Food and Water Watch 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 helpedkeep 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 2012-2013. 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 2012-2013 class of Green Corps’ Field School for Environmental Organizing.

Green Corps’ year-long program begins in August 2012 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 Aaron Myran, Green Corps Field Organizer, at or (802) 734-7680.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

9/27: Clockwork Orange



Resources for Teaching Abroad

A whole slew of links here:

Critical Language Scholarship for intensive summer language study

CLS Program Application Now Open!

The United States Department of State is pleased to announce the scholarship competition for the 2012 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program for overseas intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical need foreign languages. CLS institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students. Students may apply for one language, and will be placed at institute sites based on language evaluations after selection.

Languages offered: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.

Interested applicants should review the full eligibility and application information on the CLS Program website: Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, and Japanese institutes have language prerequisites, which can be found here:

Students from all academic disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, sciences, and humanities are encouraged to apply. While there is no service requirement attached to CLS Program awards, participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.

The CLS Program has planned outreach events at universities across the U.S. in fall 2011. Check out the CLS webpage or our Facebook page:, as we may be coming to your institution!

For more information about the CLS Program and to access the on-line application, please visit the CLS website:


Malaika Marable Serrano
Outreach and Alumni Officer
Critical Language Scholarship Program
Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC)
PO Box 37012, MRC 178 | Washington, DC 20013-7012

Monday, September 19, 2011

Great Internship Opportunity--Government Affairs

We have had students get a lot of good experience from this internship--you get a lot of experience in an area that is public administration, local government, and is headed by an elected board.

From: Nancy Davis []
Sent: Friday, September 16, 2011 3:51 PM
To: David J Sousa
Subject: Internship Opportunity

Dr. Sousa,

I hope all is well with you. I wanted to let you know that I have an internship/work-study position open this fall for a student to assist with political/budget research. I am examining budgets of the City, County and State, researching opportunities for potential collaborations with parks. Work could be done with very flexible scheduling or telecommuting. Ideally, the student might have political science and accounting or finance interests. I have been getting many responses from the main University of Washington campus but prefer someone that is local. If you know of a student that might be interested please have them contact me.

Nancy Davis
Governmental Relations Officer
Business and Operational Services
Phone (253) 305-1021/ Fax: (253) 305-1098
Metro Parks Tacoma 4702 S. 19th St, Tacoma, WA, 98405

TODAY 9/19, Noon-1 pm, Trimble Forum - Constitution Day Lecture by Prof Weinberger

Friday, September 16, 2011

Spring 2012 Capital Semester in Washington, DC

Dana Faught <>

To: David J Sousa <>

Dear David Sousa,

I am writing to ask you to share information with your students about the spring 2012 Capital Semester in Washington, DC. The program, sponsored by The Fund for American Studies and held at Georgetown University each fall and spring semester, is an academic internship program for undergraduates interested in public policy, international relations, economics and the nonprofit sector.

The early application deadline for the spring 2012 program is October 1, 2011. This is a great opportunity for students looking to gain real-world experience while earning transferable credit.

Please consider forwarding this announcement to your students and encourage them to apply by the early deadline of October 1 to receive a 5% discount on their tuition balance.

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


Dana Faught
Coordinator, Recruitment and Admissions
U.S. Programs
The Fund for American Studies


January 11 - April 28, 2012
Courses Accredited by Georgetown University
Spring 2012 Early Application Deadline: October 1, 2011

Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies, the Capital Semester program combines a substantive professional experience in public policy, international affairs or economics for 25 hours a week with a challenging academic experience at Georgetown University. This fast-paced, fifteen-week residential program provides students from around the world with opportunities to gain an edge in today’s competitive job market and graduate school admissions, and experience the excitement of Washington first-hand.


  • Aerospace Industries Association
  • American Legislative Exchange Council
  • Children’s Rights Council
  • Congressional Offices
  • Eastman Kodak
  • First Book
  • Foreign Embassies
  • Institute for World Politics
  • New Leaders for New Schools
  • Philanthropy Roundtable
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • U.S. Department of the Treasury


  • Internships - Competitive placements with government agencies, congressional offices, public policy groups, international affairs organizations and nonprofit organizations
  • Classes - 12 credit hours in political science and economics and from Georgetown University
  • Housing - Roommate matching and furnished Capitol Hill apartments in the heart of D.C.
  • Guest Lectures - With Washington’s top policy and economics experts
  • Exclusive Briefings - At the World Bank, State Department, Pentagon and Federal Reserve
  • Leadership & Professional Development - Leadership, mentoring and career building activities
  • Networking - Interaction with seasoned professionals and student leaders from around the world
  • Scholarships - Generous scholarships are awarded based on merit and financial need

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the final deadline of November 1, 2011, but students are encouraged to apply by the early deadline in order to receive 5% off the tuition balance and priority consideration for scholarship awards and internship placement. There is a substantial amount of scholarship funding available, and awards are made based on financial need and merit.

Details about the program and an online application may be found at

Questions may be directed to Dana Faught, Recruitment and Admissions Coordinator, at or 202.986.0384.

Fund For American Studies
1621 New Hampshire Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20009