Tuesday, May 28, 2013

State Department Internships

We are now accepting applications for the U.S. Department of State 2014 Spring Student Internship Program (unpaid).
Click here (https://state.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/344319200) to go directly to USAJobs to start the Gateway to State online application. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is July 1, 2013.
This program offers U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate in10-week, unpaid internships that provide intensive educational and professional experience within the environment of America’s principle foreign affairs agency.
The unpaid internships are available at many of the over 265 U.S. embassies, consulates and missions to international organizations around the world, as well as at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and other locations throughout the U.S. Participants gain first-hand, hands-on experience, and learn the realities of working in – and with – Foreign and Civil Service professionals who are at the forefront of America’s diplomatic efforts.
As an unpaid intern, you may have the opportunity to:
  • Participate in meetings with senior level U.S. government or foreign government officials;
  • Draft, edit, or contribute to cables, reports, communications, talking points, or other materials used by policy makers in furthering U.S. foreign policy objectives;
  • Help organize and support events, including international and/or multi-lateral meetings and conferences on critical global issues;
  • Contribute to the management and administration of the Department of State and America’s foreign policy; and
  • Engage directly with U.S. or foreign audiences to promote U.S. foreign policy and improve understanding of U.S. culture and society.
So consider spending your Fall 2013 with the U.S. Department of State, witnessing and participating in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy, working closely with the U.S. diplomats and civil servants who carry out America’s foreign policy initiatives. You’ll not only have an experience of a lifetime, you may even earn educational credit.*
* Applicants who are selected for a U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program (unpaid) can contact the selecting bureau, or the central Student Programs office, if they require further details about the program to support their request for academic credit.
Please visit http://careers.state.gov/students/programs for more information about the Spring 2014 Student Internship Program (unpaid), and to start the online application process via USAJobs. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is July 1, 2013.
We appreciate your interest in a career with the U.S. Department of State.
Visit our forums if you have any questions, or to search for topics of interest. The forums can be found under Engage on the careers.state.gov website. You can also search our FAQs for more information.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Do/n't go to graduate school?

Not a very good piece but a great set of observations in the subsequent comments.  Check it out--

Summer University in Prague, September 2013

Dear Sir/Madam,

We would like to keep you updated about the application process for the academic programme "Summer University Prague 2013", taking place at Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic) during September 2013 (September 7 – 22).

At this moment, a half of the places in the course can be still offered. Applications are to be sent until the end of June.
 The course topic is "East goes west – West goes east?: Searching for a new European order after 1990”.

This study programme is internationally acknowledged and recognized, successful participants will be given 12 ECTS.

For detailed information please see our official homepage

We would appreciate if you could forward this message to your students and colleagues who might be interested in this programme. Yours sincerely, Petra Mateju

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Hope Institute 2013- DNC

Dear DNC Member,

I wanted to share some wonderful news with all of you and encourage you to pass this information along to those you think might be interested. The Democratic National Committee is excited to announce the Hope Institute 2013, a training and mentorship program for aspiring political activists and public servants.  The program will bring 40 young adults to Washington, DC in June for a three-day, intensive crash-course in politics.  For more information, please visit the Hope Institute 2013 webpage.

Monday, May 06, 2013

Environmental Internship Portal

Looking for an Environmental Internship?

Looking for a summer internship? Visit http://environmentalinterns.org 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 http://environmentalinterns.org! 

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  www.ncseonline.org

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

P&G Majors: Come to a Pizza Social (?) to celebrate the semester's end!

Please come to a pizza social to chat about the past year and future plans with professors and other P&G majors.  We'll provide food and beverages and conversation.  The faculty have sworn an oath.  There will be no lectures, no group work, and no assigned reading!  

When: Tuesday, May 7, at 5 p.m.
Where: Wyatt 101, spilling outside if the weather permits