Thursday, January 30, 2014

Winter Break 2014-15: Study Trip to Cuba!

Professor Share, Lear, and hopefully Professor O'Neil will be going to Cuba.
How about you?

Latin America Manna Project Program Director Position Opening - Due February 1st, 2014

Dear UPS Students,
My name is Taylor Brown and I am the US Coordinator with Manna Project International ( I understand that the University of Puget Sound is a participating institution for the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, an opportunity that offers college graduates a year of independent, purposeful exploration and travel.
Manna Project’s Program Director position may be another option for Puget Sound students looking for professional development and service opportunities in Latin America. MPI’s Program Director position in Guatemala, Ecuador and Nicaragua is ideal for recent graduates interested in international affairs, Spanish, education, health, sociology, anthropology, business or any other social service. We know that the University of Puget Sound encourages its graduating seniors to explore opportunities internationally, and we think that Manna Project International would be a great fit.  

Our next deadline for the Program Director position is February 1st, and I would be happy to give more information to any students interested by this opportunity. Below is information that you can forward to students who may find this opportunity exciting. To see why Manna is a great opportunity, check out our videos from current Program Directors (

Taylor Brown
US Coordinator

Graduating this year?
Looking for a unique opportunity to live and work in Latin America?
Embark on the adventure of a lifetime with Manna Project International!

Manna Project International ( is a non-profit organization that specializes in holistic community development.  We connect recent college graduates and young professionals with international service opportunities in Guatemala, Ecuador and Nicaragua.

Apply to be a 5, 7, or 13 - Month International Program Director (! The day-to-day operations at each of our sites are run by teams of international Program Directors who design and implement community development initiatives in a range of fields, including health, environment, education, and micro-finance.

Looking for a shorter term commitment abroad? Be a part of our Summer Internship Program (! Through MPI's 4 to 8 week Summer Internship Program, interns assist the Program Directors in planning and leading programs on the ground in Guatemala, Ecuador and Nicaragua. Interns use their skills and interests to determine the programs with which they work, and many choose to design and lead their own project.

For more information on these unique opportunities, visit or contact Taylor Brown, our US Coordinator, at<>. To see first-hand why our Program Directors love Manna Project, check out our MPI videos (

Apply Online (

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Internship Opportunity

We have a recent internship opportunity become vacant. We are looking for a student who has a strong desire to work in the field and learn about all matters relating to marketing, political science and public relations. This is a part time internship and could be eligible for class credit. If you or students have more questions please don't hesitate to call.

Kind regards,
Sarah Sheedy
Patricia & Co.
Assistant to Patricia Mannie

A small marketing firm handling busy clients is looking for an intern interested in learning all aspects of the public relations and marketing fields. The intern who fills this position should expect to learn the field from top to bottom. Our marketing firm produces quality work for major companies in Pierce County, and seeks an intern who can participate in various stages of print and online marketing campaigns. This intern should be prepared to work in a fast-paced team environment, and will finish the internship having gained broad experience in various aspects of marketing.
     Monitor all forms of media
     Schedule and coordinate speaking engagements, appearances, photo shoots, and other special events
     Write press releases and other materials
     Screen phone calls
     Assist with mailings, print production
     Create interview preparation materials
     Compile contact lists
     Create or update databases
     Greet guests and clients
     Assist in the creation of signage, circulars, mock-ups, e-mail campaigns, on line promotion, etc.
     Assist in the distribution or delivery of marketing materials
     Assist with fulfillment of marketing offers
     Prepare presentations
     Open and sort mail
     Provide support to social media efforts

Students applying for this internship must have strong communication skills and should be majoring in Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, Political Science or Journalism. Applicants should also have strong writing skills, as well as a solid understanding of social media. Only interns’ proficient Microsoft Office should apply.
Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, Journalism

Contact: send resume and letter of interest to

Friday, January 24, 2014

SW Semester Meeting - Tuesday, January 28 Thompson Hall 115 @ 7p

The Southwest Semester (August-November, 2015), a geological and environmental policy tour of the American West, will consist of an integrated 4-unit program that will meet a variety of EPDM, Geology, and University Core requirements (see below). The program will start on campus, and then explore a wide range of environmental issues while “on site” as we travel throughout the western United States.  The courses will be:
  • Geo 330: Regional Field Geology (counts as a course for any Geology degree {satisfies the historical geology requirement}, or as an upper-division elective)
  • Geology 310:  Water Resources (counts as a course for any Geology degree, as an upper-division elective, or as a non-policy elective for the EPDM Program)
  • Geology 315: Energy Resources (counts as a course for any Geology degree, as an upper-division elective, or as a non-Policy elective for the EPDM Program)
  • Politics and Government 309: Applied Environmental Politics and Agenda Setting (satisfies the Policy elective for the EPDM Program AND the Connections Core requirement)
Each student selected for the program must pass 2 prerequisite courses (Geology 101, ENVR 101). Additionally, each student selected for the program must attend and participate in the preparation program, which entails noncredit on-campus meetings (typically held on a weekday evening) during the Spring, 2015 semester. Additionally, final participants in the Program must:
  1. Receive grades of B- or better in each of the required prerequisite courses.
  2. Have an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher at the end of the Spring 2015 semester
  3. Maintain a record of good citizenship.
  4. Be in good academic, conduct, and financial standing.


August 3-August 19, 2015: on campus (dorms)

August 20: Departure date; travel by vans:

Tour, Leg 1: Grand Coulee (WA), Yellowstone, Wind River Mountains (WY), Dinosaur National Monument (UT) (camping; 10 days)

Base Camp 1: Crested Butte (CO) (lodging; 10-12 days)

Tour, Leg 2: Canyonlands NP, Arches NP, Natural Bridges NM,  Glen Canyon, Monument Valley, Mesa Verde NP (UT, AZ, CO, NM) (camping; 18 days)

Late September: Arrive Ghost Ranch, New Mexico:  MIDTERM BREAK  (1 week)

Resume Tour, early October (1st week):

Base Camp 2, Ghost Ranch (NM): Los Alamos and Sandia National Labs, Valle Grande, Bandelier NM, Santa Fe, Rio Grande Pueblos (camping/lodging;10 days)

Tour, Leg 3: Chaco Canyon NP (NM), Canyon de Chelly NM, Glen Canyon Dam, Grand Canyon NP (south rim) (AZ), Lake Mead/Hoover Dam (NV), Salton Sea, San Andreas Fault (CA)                      (camping, lodging; 3 weeks)

Base Camp 3 (UC Santa Cruz?)- final tests and projects for Geology 310, 330 (1 week)

Mid-November: return to campus the week before Thanksgiving

November 30: Complete PG 309 project (electronic submission)

Finals Week (Dec., 2015): Complete Geology 315 project (electronic      submission)

Barry Goldstein, PhD
Professor of Geology
University of Puget Sound
1500 N. Warner   CMB 1048
Tacoma, WA 98416

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

DC Summer Internship Opportunity - FEBRUARY 10 Priority Deadline!!

The priority deadline for the Summer 2014 Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems in Washington, DC is coming up on February 10. The final application deadline is March 18. Please forward the announcement below to students who may be interested in applying.

Students will earn up to 9 credits in government and economics and are guaranteed an internship in the fields of public policy, politics, or economics. More information on the program may also be found online at Please encourage students to apply for the priority application deadline of February 10 to receive special scholarship consideration. Over 70% of students are awarded scholarships on the basis of financial need and merit.

Thank you for your time and consideration. If you have any questions, I may be reached at or 202.986.0384. 


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


Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems
Washington, DC: June 7 - August 1, 2014

*Guaranteed Internships - Courses for Credit - Housing in DC
*Priority Deadline: February 10, 2014
*Final Deadline: March 18, 2014
*Scholarship Funding Available

Spend a summer interning in the nation's capital and gain that competitive edge. Taking advantage of a Washington, DC internship is a valuable investment in your future that will set you apart after college.  

The comprehensive programs sponsored by The Fund for American Studies include a guaranteed internship placement, courses for transferable credit from George Mason University, and furnished housing conveniently located in George Washington University's downtown campus just steps from the White House and State Department. Students also benefit from networking events, exclusive briefings, and guest speakers.

We've been creating academic internship experiences for over 40 years and guarantee all participants an internship placement. Your options are endless - we work with many different federal agencies, policy groups, think tanks, public affairs firms, government relations offices, and nonprofit organizations. A few examples of past internship placements include:

·  Atlas Economic Research Foundation
·  Federal Aviation Association
·  Student Conservation Association
·  U.S. Department of the Treasury
·  Women in Government

Click here for additional examples of past internship sites.

Working in this powerful city will allow you to make professional connections and practice networking skills in a real-world setting. Washington, DC is the perfect place to explore a variety of career paths, and we work with each student's unique goals and aspirations to match you with the most fitting internship site. 

"I came to DC for a new perspective, and my summer with the USDA helped me to realize that I want to pursue a career in research and policy studies."

Duane So, Syracuse University 
Intern, U.S. Department of Agriculture  

Students will be accepted on a rolling basis until the final deadline of March 10, 2014. Applicants are encouraged to apply for the priority deadline of February 10, 2014 in order to receive preference in admissions and scholarship consideration, as well as internship placement. Over 70% of students receive scholarship awards on the basis of financial need and merit. 

For more information and to be begin an online application, please visit Questions may be directed to or 202.986.0384.

Internships with Etta Project--get international development experience in Tacoma

We have had students do these internships in past and have had good feedback.  Contact Professor Weinberger if you have any questions.

Special Events Intern 
Etta Projects is a dynamic grassroots-based organization empowering Bolivian communities through education, empowerment and community organizing. Our mission is to partner with Bolivian communities to implement sustainable solutions to the challenges of poverty. Solutions often focus on, but are never limited to, the areas of water, sanitation, hygiene, nutrition, education and income generation. Our domestic education program brings our experiences in Bolivia back to the United States by educating and inspiring North Americans to act for positive change. Established in 2003, Etta Projects works towards attainable, sustainable results that make a lasting impact on poverty.

 Etta Projects is currently seeking a bright, motivated, enthusiastic and hard-working Special Events Intern to support Etta’s 11th Annual Auction, a fun-filled evening that includes Andean music, dinner dancing and a silent & live auction. This role will be multi-faceted, handling many fundraising and event planning responsibilities as well as tasks involving administrative support of the auction. The Special Events Intern will collaborate with the auction committee, and carry-out the strategy to ensure a successful, profitable auction. This internship provides a unique opportunity to receive practical, hands-on experience in cultivation event planning, donor database management, and donation solicitation. Candidates must have great communication, computer and writing skills, be highly organized and personable.

Internship Responsibilities:
• Assist in distribution of press releases, email blasts, Facebook posts
• Maintain auction database by tracking donations, donor and guest information
• Solicit silent auction and live auction donation from local businesses via letters, phone calls and personal asks
• Research corporate sponsorship opportunities
 • Attend auction committee meetings Start date:
ASAP End Date: May 15, 2014 Application deadline: February 15, 2014 Hours per week: 5-10

To apply for the Special Events Intern position or to learn more about Etta’s Auction, please email your resume and cover letter to or contact Katie Chandler at (360) 876-7487.

 Etta Projects is a dynamic grassroots-based organization empowering Bolivian communities through education, empowerment and community organizing. Our mission is to partner with Bolivian communities to implement sustainable solutions to the challenges of poverty. Solutions often focus on, but are never limited to, the areas of water, sanitation, hygiene, nutrition, education and income generation. Our domestic education program brings our experiences in Bolivia back to the United States by educating and inspiring North Americans to act for positive change. Established in 2003, Etta Projects works towards attainable, sustainable results that make a lasting impact on poverty.

Etta Projects is currently seeking a Spanish/English Translator to assist all Etta Projects’ staff to translate written material from English to Spanish and Spanish to English; including web, programming, curriculum, project reports, and newsletters. The Translator Intern must ensure that translated version conveys the original meaning of document as clearly as possible. You do not need prior translation experience to do this, but applicants will be asked to translate a test article. This position has a flexible schedule and location. Ideal commitment is 5 hours a week for 3-6 months; however, we will also consider applicants to translate single reports or articles. Interns may work most hours outside the office, but must be responsive and meet regularly with staff.

This position is unpaid. Please check if your school provides either funding or credits for internship work as we are willing to assist you with this paper work. To apply for the Translator Intern position, please email your resume and cover letter to or contact Katie Chandler at (360) 876-7487.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Summer Nonproliferation Internships--deadline 2/28

The Summer Undergraduate Internship in Nonproliferation Studies at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS) is a paid internship. Interns will be compensated at approximately the same rate as graduate research assistants and will work with CNS staff members on substantive issues for one of the following Nonproliferation Programs:

East Asia
Chemical and Biological Weapons
International Organizations and Nonproliferation Program
Nonproliferation Education Program

CNS's research interests also cover Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Terrorism, regional nonproliferation issues including the Middle East and South Asia, and export controls. 

Applicants for these internships should be students completing at least their sophomore year at an undergraduate institution and be eligible to work in the United States. Applicants should have a strong interest in nonproliferation issues. Knowledge of international security topics and command of a foreign language are desirable. Students majoring in the physical or biological sciences are also encouraged to apply.

State Department Internships in DC and beyond--

The U.S. Department of State is the lead U.S. foreign affairs agency responsible for advancing freedom for the benefit of the American people and the international community. The Department’s employees, Foreign Service Officers and Specialists, Civil Service professionals and Foreign Service Nationals work at more than 270 embassies, consulates, and missions. Together, they help to build and sustain a more democratic, secure, and prosperous world composed of well-governed states that respond to the needs of their people, reduce widespread poverty, and act responsibly within the international system.

 The U.S. Department of State Student Internship is an unpaid, intensive internship offering U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students a chance to participate in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy, working closely with representatives of the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign and Civil Services. The program is both professionally and academically beneficial, providing participants with hands-on experience and insight into the substance and daily operations of U.S. foreign policy.

About half of U.S. Department of State Student Internship participants serve in Washington, D.C., with a limited number of opportunities available at Department field offices and facilities in other cities in the United States. Approximately half of these opportunities are offered in many of the over 265 U.S. embassies, consulates and missions to international organizations around the world.

The U.S. Department of State Student Experience is also the only program within the agency that offers U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to work at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate overseas. Applicants are allowed to select two bureaus or overseas posts in which they would like to work. Student Internship Programs are full-time opportunities, and generally last 10 weeks.

Must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student
A continuing student and taking at least half-time academic course load.
Must be at least a college Junior.
Position subject to pre-employment background investigation
Cumulative GPA 2.5 or higher

The National Council on US Arab Relations Summer Internship Program--Deadline 2/10

We have had numerous students do this internship, all of whom spoke very highly of it.  Contact Professor O'Neil if you are interested.

The National Council Fellowships: Washington, DC Summer Internship Program Washington, DC

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.

Program Dates: June 2 - August 8, 2014
Application Deadline: Priority deadline: February 10, 2014.
Final deadline: February 28, 2014.
Cost: Internships are unpaid. Internship program participants, upon successful fulfillment of the program’s academic and internship requirements, receive a $1,000 fellowship stipend.

Meridian Fellowship: Deadline 2/7

Meridian Fellowship

 Since 2011, the Meridian Fellowship Program has provided recent college graduates to work on varied and highly complex public policy issues, learn about the field of multi-party collaborative problem solving, and engage with leaders from a variety of sectors and interest groups. For two years Meridian Fellows work in an active, exciting, and dynamic professional environment that enhances their ability to think critically about complex issues, identify and respond appropriately to individual concerns in challenging situations, actively manage numerous tasks toward the final completion of a project, and improve their writing, research, and communication skills.

Meridian Institute professionals combine extensive experience in collaborative process design, deep substantive knowledge, and proven mediation skills to help people engaged in society’s toughest issues to solve problems and make informed decisions. At  Meridian, we design collaborative approaches that bring together people who  understand the issues and have a stake in their resolution. In addition to process design, facilitation, mediation, and strategy assessment and planning, Meridian offers expert administrative and meeting logistics services and the creative and appropriate  application of information technology tools, to support our projects. Some of the topics  we work on include:

• Agriculture and Food Security
• Climate Change and Energy
• Environment and Natural Resources
• Global Stability and Security
• Health
• Sustainability and Resilience
• Science and Technology

Find out more here:

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Winter and Spring Internships - Rep. Dave Reichert

To Whom It May Concern,

The Washington, D.C. and Issaquah Offices of Congressman Dave Reichert are excited to announce that we are now accepting winter and spring internship applications. Interns are an integral part of our office, working on the front lines of constituent services.

This is an excellent opportunity for students to gain first-hand knowledge on the inner workings of the federal government. Internship responsibilities include, but are not limited to, researching constituent requests, drafting correspondence, constituent outreach, keeping up to date on local and national issues, and data entry.  There are also opportunities for long-term research and outreach projects.

We are looking for applicants interested in government, law, public policy, or social sciences. A competitive candidate will be energetic, self-motivated, possess strong communication skills, and be familiar with Microsoft Office.

We offer flexible scheduling for students. If you are interested in applying or have any questions, please contact me at 425-677-7414 or

Joshua Hazard
Staff Assistant
Representative Dave Reichert (WA-08)
22605 SE 56th St, Suite 130
Issaquah, WA 98029
425-677-7414 Office
425-270-3589 Fax