Monday, July 16, 2012

Borgen Foundation Regional Director, Volunteer Position

 This is a volunteer, telecommuting position, minimum 6 month time commitment, requiring 4 to 6 hours per week. The Borgen Foundation describes itself as an advocate for the world's poor.

The regional direct will

--Attend one (30-60 minute) conference call every week with the President of The Borgen Project and Regional Directors from across the United States (5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT)
--Meet with local congressional leaders and lobby for legislation that improves living conditions for those living on less than $1 per day.
--Mobilize people in your community to contact their congressional leaders.
--Assist with fundraising efforts.
--Build a network of people engaged in the cause.
--Develop and implement strategies for furthering the cause.

 DETAILS: The regional Directors operate independently from home and maintain contact with The Borgen Project's Seattle office. Regional Directors sign a 6-month contract. The position is volunteer based and is roughly 4-6 hours per week. Directors attend a conference call every Monday evening. HOW TO APPLY: To apply, send your resume to The Borgen Project fights for the underdog. We're the innovative, national campaign that is working to make poverty a focus of U.S. foreign policy.

DC and Tacoma Congressional Internships, deadline 8/10

FYI--Rebecca Bryant, contact person on the DC internship, is a Puget Sound PG alum --Professor O'Neil

Congressman Adam Smith's Washington, D.C. and Tacoma, WA Offices Currently Accepting Internship Applications 

The offices of Congressman Adam Smith are accepting applications for Fall 2012 internships. By assisting the Congressman’s district staff, interns have the opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge about how a Congressional office provides constituent services and interacts with the community. Interns in the Washington, D.C. office will have an opportunity to learn about the legislative process and the federal government by working closely with legislative, communications and constituent services staff members. All internships are unpaid and candidates who are chosen for the Washington, D.C. office may be responsible for paying their travel and living expenses. Interns in any office can arrange to receive academic credit for their work.

 Qualifications: Candidates should have an interest in the legislative process, possess excellent writing and communication skills, have an understanding of the American political system and work well as part of a team. Pacific Northwest ties are a plus!

 Washington, D.C. Office The Washington, D.C. office is currently seeking full-time and part-time unpaid interns. Full-time interns may be compensated for their travel, and part-time interns will be unpaid. Job Responsibilities: Legislative interns will be responsible for projects such as writing correspondence, providing support for daily legislative tasks, fielding constituent phone calls and other requests. Other duties include leading Capitol building tours and providing staff with general office support. During their term, interns will also have the opportunity to attend briefings and committee hearings of personal interest and complete individual and team goals. Priority is given to current students, but recent graduates may also be considered. Interns may earn college credit, depending on the requirements of the institution.

 Tacoma, Washington District Office: The District Office is currently seeking full-time and part-time unpaid interns. Job Responsibilities: Interns in the District Office have an opportunity to work in community outreach, constituent services and drafting policy and issue updates. This includes working with caseworkers to help constituents with issues relating to immigration, military and government agencies, among others. Depending on interests, interns also have an opportunity to participate in community outreach, attending meetings and events with outreach staff and Congressman Smith and assisting with town hall meetings. Other intern duties are administrative: assisting staff with answering phones, data entry, scanning/copying and other tasks as needed. The position requires between 10 to 40 scheduled hours per week during posted business hours (8:00am to 5:00pm).
 Deadlines Washington, D.C. Office: August 10, 2012 Tacoma, WA District Office: August 10, 2012

Applicants must submit an application packet including a letter of interest, resume and two letters of recommendation to the following address:

Washington, D.C. Internship Rebecca Bryant Office of Congressman Adam Smith 2402 Rayburn HOB Washington, D.C. 20515

 Tacoma, WA District Office Internship Carrie Locken Office of Congressman Adam Smith 2209 Pacific Ave, Suite B Tacoma, Washington 98402

  Download the Washington, D.C. Internship Application
  Download the District Office Internship Application

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Ali Lapp, One of "50 Politicos to Watch"

Here's an article about top political operatives in Washington that features, among others, P&G major Ali (Weise) Lapp, UPS '96. Ali is the director of House Majority PAC.