Thursday, May 31, 2012

Job Announcement: Research Assistant (International Program)

May 30, 2012

Job Description:
  CEPR has an immediate opening for a full-time Research Assistant (International). The focus of this work will be international economic policy issues.  Responsibilities include collection and analysis of data from Spanish and English print and electronic sources, preparation of charts and graphs, research of English and Spanish literature and summarization of relevant background material.  This position will include original research of Latin American financial sources, and writing in and translating into Spanish for a Latin American audience.

  Successful candidates will possess a B.A. or B.S. in economics or related field, with working knowledge of statistics, international and labor economics, and the politics and economics of Latin America; several months of experience as a research assistant or performing similar work; knowledge of Microsoft Office, spreadsheets and graphics software; and oral and written fluency in English and Latin American Spanish.

Salary & Benefits:
  CEPR offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.  This position will be represented by the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, Local #70, AFL-CIO.

Closing Date of Position:
  Open until filled.

To Apply:
Send application packet to Research Assistant Search Committee, CEPR, 1611 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20009, or  Application packet should include:
•    Cover letter, including salary requirement
•    Resume
•    Short (1-2 pages) response to the question: How can the US improve its policy toward Latin America?
•    Recent writing sample showing your analytic and research skills.
No telephone calls or faxes please.

Organization Description: The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) was established in 1999 to promote democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people’s lives. In order for citizens to effectively exercise their voices in a democracy, it is necessary that they be informed about the problems and choices that they face. An informed public should then be able to choose policies that lead to an improving quality of life, both for people within the United States, and around the world.

Toward this end, CEPR conducts both professional research and public education so that the public is better prepared to choose among the various policy options. The professional research is oriented towards filling important gaps in the understanding of particular economic and social problems, or the impact of specific policies, both domestically and globally. The public education portion of CEPR’s mission is to present the findings of professional research, both by CEPR and others, in a manner that allows broad segments of the public to know exactly what is at stake in major policy debates. As part of its public education initiative, CEPR utilizes research findings and analysis to challenge the myths, assumptions, policies and institutions that perpetuate economic and social inequality.

CEPR is an equal opportunity employer that considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any legally protected status.

Full time, paid campaign manager positions in Tacoma

From Alum Nic Van Putten: Professor O'Neil, I have a couple of paid, full time campaign manager positions coming available. Our preference would be to have recent grads since the positions will go through Nov, but we're open to interviewing any interested students as well. Interested? Contact him for more details at

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A number of job openings at the Center for American Progress, DC

There are several entry-level positions at CAP (a big thinktank in DC close to the Democratic Party) open at this time; check them out here:

Alums: Job with Multicare

 From alum Andrea Tull; if you are interested email me and I will give you her email address.

Professor O’Neil,
We have a job opening in the Marketing Department here at MultiCare Health System in Tacoma for a Social Media Specialist.  It is a full-time position.  Below are the details…can you please post to your blog and promote among recent grads?  While this position will not report to me directly, I work in the same department so I would be happy to field any questions from any Puget Sound alum.  Those interested should apply online at:


Social Media Specialist
MultiCare Entity: MultiCare Health System
Location: Tacoma, WA
Job ID #: 16653
Employment Type: Full-Time Regular
Job Category: Marketing/Philanthropy
FTE: 1
Department: Marketing
Experience Required: Per Position Description
Shift: Day
Education Required: Per Position Description
Work Schedule: M-F

Position Description

The reasons to work at MultiCare are as unique as the people who do.  Join us for the professional challenges you seek.  In the settings you prefer.  With schedules that fit your life.  Learn more at
Position Summary:
The Social Media Specialist is responsible for the maintenance, further development and execution of MultiCare’s social media presence and strategy working in conjunction with the web, marketing and clinical teams.

Minimum Requirements:
Two years of relevant experience in online marketing or online communications required.  Experience using social media in a business setting, creating web graphics, ads, Email marketing and implementation and creation of Facebook apps preferred.

BA/BS (Communications, Journalism, Marketing, or other related field)
Additional Information
MultiCare is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity at all levels of our organization. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Summer Internship, Congressional Campaign

Professor O'Neil:

I am April Sanders, Finance Director of Dick Muri's Congressional Campaign.  The campaign will now be offering a select number of internships to undergraduate political science students (or students of related fields) for this summer, beginning as soon as the semester ends.  If any of your students are interested in an unpaid internship this summer, please have them send a resume to  At the conclusion of the internship, the student will receive a Letter of Recommendation signed by Councilman Dick Muri.  If the students works with the University to figure out the details, we will also be able to offer college credit.  Please let your students know--finding a student from UPS is our top choice!

Friday, May 18, 2012

America's Ideal Employers?

"The results of the American Student Survey reveal how students perceive organizations as employers in the United States."
Everyone wants to work at Google.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Paid Field jobs and Interships in Congressional Race

 We have an alum who is currently the campaign manager on this race (not the email listed below). A great way to get experience, work with an alum with DC experience, and work for someone who may be a new member of Congress for our area...



Spring/Summer/Fall internships available for Denny Heck’s congressional campaign.  Paid Field Organizer positions may be available too.

We are seeking ambitious, energetic interns and part-time campaign staff to help elect Denny Heck to Congress in Washington’s new 10th Congressional District. As the first Democratic candidate to run in the new 10th, this is a unique opportunity to jump into a congressional race at the ground level, take on real responsibility, and help build a grassroots campaign.

We value experience with campaigns, campus organizations, student government, academic or professional achievement, and outstanding verbal, written and communication skills.

Those seeking a fun few months of rewarding work with a seasoned campaign staff, in an atmosphere in which creative and critical thinking is promoted and listened to, are encouraged to apply (may count towards class credit).

Responsibilities: The campaign puts heavy emphasis on voter outreach. Our office near downtown Olympia will be the hub for all the Democratic campaigns in the Thurston County area. The campaign will be opening offices in Pierce County by June 1st, 2012.

Intern duties will include:

* Field: Furthering the goals of the Denny Heck for Congress field team by implementing our voter contact plan. This includes door-to-door canvassing and phone banking.
* Administrative: Assisting with day-to-day campaign, administrative operations.
* Finance: Database management and event-planning.
* Event planning and coordination – helping drive attendance, event logistics and planning.

Scheduling is flexible. All interns are asked for a time commitment of between 12-20 hours per week.

Sunday, May 06, 2012

DC Job: Center for Economic and Policy Research

Job Announcement:

Program Assistant (Domestic Program)

Organization Description: The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) was established in 1999 to promote democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people's lives. It is an independent nonpartisan think tank based in Washington, DC. CEPR functions as an economic “truth squad,” conducting professional research and getting it out to the media, policy-makers, and advocates.

Job Description: The Program Assistant for the domestic economic policy program is responsible for a variety of important duties within the organization. He/She will play an essential role in a number of daily tasks assisting the research, outreach and communications staff. Approximately 50 percent of the Program Assistant’s time will be spent preparing documents for publication, which includes proofreading and formatting papers, columns, and press releases, and disseminating these via our website and mailing lists. Another 20 percent will consist of research assistance, including gathering and graphing various economic data. Another 10 percent will consist of assisting in organizing events, filming events, and editing audio and video files. The remaining 20 percent consists of various administrative tasks, including answering incoming phone calls, assisting in the arrangement of meetings or conferences, serving as a back-up to the office manager, and performing other miscellaneous duties as required.


Bachelor's degree (preferably in economics or related field).
Experience with proofreading, economic research, and MS Word and Excel are required.
Strong attention to detail, ability to handle multiple projects and coordinate work flow, ability to work independently and with team, good written and verbal communication skills, a sense of humor, and a shared commitment to CEPR’s mission and values are necessary.
Experience with publication layout/design, website content management, and email distribution programs are preferred.
Salary & Benefits: CEPR offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.  This position will be represented by the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, Local 70, AFL-CIO.

Closing Date of Position: June 8, 2012

Stating Date: Mid to late July 2012

To Apply:  Send resume, cover letter and salary requirement via email to Program Assistant Search Committee at  No telephone calls or faxes please.

The Center for Economic and Policy Research is an equal opportunity employer that considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any legally protected status.

Travel to Kazakhstan for free--no, that's not a typo--

Application Deadline: June 10, 2012 

The Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the United States in partnership with Kazakhstan's Airline Company "Air Astana," Kazakh Travel Agency Sayat, and the U.S.-based Russian American Travel Agencies Association (RATA) has initiated a fellowship that offers two eligible students from accredited universities in the U.S. a weeklong trip to explore the three major cities of Kazakhstan during the period of August 6-12 2012. The fellowship aims to make Americans more familiar with Kazakhstan, in particular in such areas as business opportunities and science and technology development.

All expenses will be paid for with the exception of food costs and other incidentals. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are either undergraduate or graduate students of accredited universities in the United States with a GPA of 3.3 or higher.

To be considered, applicants are required to submit a 500-word abstract on the topic: "Discovering New Kazakhstan: Bringing U.S. Innovations to Kazakhstan to Develop Kazakhstan-U.S. Science and Technology Partnership." The abstract must be submitted along with at least three sources. During the weeklong trip to Kazakhstan, two selected fellows will be working on developing the abstract into a 2,500-word research piece. Within ten days after the trip, fellows will be required to submit their completed works.

All materials must be submitted to by June 10, 2012. If you have questions, please contact Anuar Kurzhikayev at The Committee will announce the name of the selected fellows on June 18th, 2012.

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Environmental Internship Portal

NCSE Launches New Environmental Internship Clearinghouse Portal

As an extension of the National Council for Science and the Environment’s (NCSE’s) Campus to Careers (C2C) program, NCSE has created an environmental internship clearinghouse with support from the UPS Foundation. The clearinghouse enables university students to search for internships in the environmental field and provides a forum for internship providers to tap into a solid community of quality applicants.

Thanks to the UPS Foundation, all services provided by the Environmental Internship Clearinghouse are 100% free.

Looking for a summer internship? Visit to look through over 100 internships (and counting!) already uploaded to the platform. You can apply directly through the clearinghouse portal.

Internship Providers:

Need a talented, passionate and energetic intern? You can post internship opportunities today at! 

About NCSE: 

The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the scientific basis for environmental decision-making by bridging the gap between science and policy to catalyze solutions.  The Council connects diverse communities and links scientific knowledge to the decision-making process.  For more information on NCSE, please visit