Monday, March 31, 2014

Clean Cities Workforce Program, Deadline April 15

Dear Professor, Administrator, or Student Organization Leader:
We are pleased to announce the official launch of the Summer 2014 U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program (CCWUDP). This summer, CCUWDP is offering up to 34 workforce development program positions across the nation and applications are now available.  This is a wonderful opportunity for students looking to gain experience in the energy and transportation areas. Please pass this information along to anyone you know who may be interested in one of these positions. The online application process closes on April 15, 2014, so applications and resumes must be submitted by that date.  Applications can be found at with more information below. If you have any questions, please email  
The Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program is an initiative of Clean Cities, a government-industry partnership sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's Vehicle Technologies Program. Clean Cities strives to reduce petroleum consumption in the transportation sector in nearly 100 communities across the country. Since the creation of the CCUWDP in 2010, Clean Cities has hosted more than 200 interns in more than 60 Coalitions.

The Clean Cities internship will give students studying communications, public relations, business, marketing, engineering or environmental sciences, the opportunity to grow public awareness and expand the markets of advanced vehicle technologies, alternative fuels, and practices that reduce the consumption of petroleum.

Specific Details:
  •  Up to 34 internships available at competitively-selected U.S. Clean Cities Coalition locations working with dynamic Clean Cities coordinators and their stakeholders 
  • Positions are 30 or 40 hours per week (determined by the coalition) for 10 weeks each semester
  •  Internship dates: Approximately May 27, 2014 through August 8, 2014. Exact start/end dates determined by individual coalitions  
  • Stipends range from $3,600 - $6,000 per semester depending on academic classification and number of hours assigned by the coalition.
  • Many past internships have led to permanent positions! 
To submit your resume and complete the online application, please click here and complete the application process by April 15, 2014. If selected, interns will be notified by May 20, 2014. 
Questions? Email:

Spring Fellowships Forum! April 19th

Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference, April 22-24

Dear Program Coordinators and Faculty,
Please forward to students and other programs that may be interested.

The Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference (PIEPC) has conference scholarships available for undergraduate and graduate students interested in the field of emergency management. Scholarships cover the cost of attending the conference, which normally costs up to 400 dollars.  Application information is available at the PIEPC website. Applications may be submitted to

This year's conference is being held at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center on April 22 through April 24. This is a great opportunity to learn about emerging trends in emergency management and to network with professionals.

Thank you, Brian Knox 
PIEPC Scholarship Committee

World Affairs Council Internships, Seattle: Next Deadline June 15th

Internship Positions, World Affairs Council
Program Dates and Application Deadlines:

  • Fall Quarter internships begin October 1st, and applications are due September 15th. 
  • Winter Quarter internships begin January 15th, and applications are due January 1st. 
  • Spring Quarter internships begin April 1st, and applications are due March 15th. 
  • Summer Quarter internships begin July 1st, and applications are due June 15th. 

Administration: Information Systems and Operations Support
Administration interns provide office and database support and implement new strategies to increase efficiency. They will work with the Operations Director to increase the effectiveness and flow of the office. Interns will learn how nonprofits operate and gain valuable office experience. Tasks include: Assisting with database administration including contact management, donor tracking, event registration, and funds processing support. Learning, using, and researching new and diverse technologies to increase the efficiency of office management tasks such as facilities maintenance, supply inventory, and workflow processes. Mastering multimedia filing system protocols as well as coordinating general mailing, faxing, and telephone operations. Attending World Affairs Council events and assisting in direct recruitment of members and marketing of the World Affairs Council. Supporting the World Affairs Council with daily operations. Coordinating special projects as assigned. Community Programs:

Event Logistics & Marketing Community Programs
Interns assist in coordinating all aspects of World Affairs Council events. Interns will work with the Community Events Coordinator in researching and planning stages, as well as day-of logistics for all World Affairs Council public events. Events include lectures, panel discussions, town-hall meetings, discussion groups, trivia nights, and networking receptions. Tasks include: Coordinating event logistics including developing outreach strategies, booking venues, and overseeing details of event production, event registration, and speaker correspondence. Researching and proposing ideas for new programs. Serving as point person for volunteers at events. Attending Community and Global Classroom programs and facilitating event implementation. Promoting and publicizing World Affairs Council programs by researching new marketing techniques and helping with placement of advertisements, flyer distribution, and collaboration with local organizations. Assisting with special projects as needed.

Global Classroom:
Outreach to teachers and students in the K-12 system Global Classroom connects teachers and students with international resources, ideas and people. Intern responsibilities may include: drafting bi-weekly, electronic newsletters; performing extensive research to prepare teacher resource packets on various global topics; assistance at professional development programs; and much more. Interns will learn about the nonprofit world, education for global citizenship, and outreach strategies. GC is presently recruiting an intern to work on an exciting new project producing short videos with international students and visitors. Tasks assigned to various GC interns include: Researching curriculum and resources to supplement professional development programs for educators. Attending Global Classroom programs to assist with registration and other logistical event tasks. Maintaining the Global Classroom Database. Drafting biweekly e-mail newsletter for teachers. Using e-mail, phone, and Facebook for outreach to high school students who have attended Global Classroom’s Global Youth Leadership Initiative and providing individualized assistance to those students with their school-based global awareness projects. Supporting Global Classroom fundraising efforts. Coordinating the World Citizen Essay Contest. Supporting the World Affairs Council with daily operations. Contributing to the World Affairs Council website blog. Volunteering at World Affairs Council Community Programs and various other World Affairs Council events. Assisting with special projects as needed. Videoediting skills a plus.

 International Visitor Program: Research, Writing; Program Planning 
The International Visitor Program (IVP) coordinates professional programs for State Department-sponsored international delegates visiting the Puget Sound region. Interns support the IVP team by researching, writing and editing proposals and itineraries for upcoming projects. Benefits include networking opportunities, learning about organizations across all fields in the Greater Seattle area, experience in the nonprofit sector, and the development of professional skills in international education and exchange. Tasks include: Accompanying international visitors to meetings with local professional resources. Researching local resources and drafting proposals for upcoming programs. Compiling and editing visitor itineraries. Preparing and assembling welcome packets and programs. Producing marketing materials including the monthly IVP enewsletter. Contributing to the IVP Blog by writing and uploading reports about meetings with international visitors. Maintaining the IVP database. Supporting the World Affairs Council with daily operations. Contributing to the World Affairs Council blog. Assisting with special projects as needed.

Event Marketing, Branding, Graphic Design, Page Layout, Social Media, Video Production, Photography, Messaging, Internal and External Communications Communications interns provide internal and external communications support for the World Affairs Council, including marketing/outreach for all events, media relations, and speaker and donor communications. Interns work with the World Affairs Council Communications Coordinator. Interns will learn about marketing design, messaging, social media, outreach strategies, and professional communications, as well as a wide variety of other areas that might fall under the general communications aegis. Tasks include: Drafting marketing language for upcoming events. Working with staff to keep track of, and post to, social media, including Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter. Contributing to the World Affairs Council blog. Video and/or audio recording events, speakers, visitors, and others. Interacting with other programs at the World Affairs Council, ensuring their integration into the brand and marketing of their events. Drafting press releases and developing press materials. Monitoring press and social media relevant to the World Affairs Council. Drafting electronic event announcements and flyers. Supporting the World Affairs Council with daily operations. Assisting with with special projects as needed.

Development: Donor and Member Relations Development
Interns support and learn about donor and community engagement tactics with the World Affairs Council, a membership organization dedicated to educating and involving the community in global issues. Interns will be part of creating an excellent customer experience for donors and members of the Council. Tasks include: Answering inquiries. Preparing prompt and professional correspondence. Executing communications projects such as online newsletters and updates. Maintaining donor records and creating and running reports in SalesForce database. Supporting staff in preparation and execution of donor and member events.

Pathways Internships (IEP/ITEP) Open Now


We are accepting applications for the U.S. Department of State Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP) and the Internship Temporary Experience Program (ITEP).
Visit USAJobs to start the online application process and search for the following vacancy announcement numbers. Please note the cutoff number of applications for each position. Applications received after the cutoff number is reached will not be reviewed. Therefore, timely submission of applications is important.

Announcement Number
GS-299 Human Resources
Washington, D.C.
Announcement Number
GS-1099 Public Affairs - Seasonal 
Washington, D.C.
GS-1899 Investigations
5, 7
Washington, D.C.
GS-599 Budget Analyst - Seasonal
Washington, D.C.

The Internship Experience Program (IEP) allows for non-temporary appointments that are expected to last the length of the academic program for which the intern is enrolled. IEP participants, while in the program, are eligible for noncompetitive promotions.

The Internship Temporary Experience Program (ITEP) places interns on temporary appointments not to exceed one year with the possibility of extensions in one-year increments. The temporary nature of ITEP allows for interns to work during seasonal and holiday breaks in academic programs. ITEP participants are ineligible for noncompetitive promotions. If an ITEP participant is qualified at a higher grade level, he/she must compete for the position via a USAJobs vacancy announcement.
Both programs allow for noncompetitive conversion into the competitive service following successful completion of all program requirements. Veteran’s preference applies.
Pathways internship opportunities with the U.S. Department of State allow students to witness and participate in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy and work closely with the U.S. diplomats and civil servants who carry out America’s foreign policy initiatives.
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 website. You can also search our FAQs for more information.

U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer.

CFR Conference Call on Afghanistan 4/9

On behalf of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), I invite you to participate in the next session of the Winter/Spring 2014 CFR Academic Conference Call series on Wednesday, April 9, from 9:00 to 10:00 AM in WY 326. Seth G. Jones, associate director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center at RAND Corporation, will discuss Afghanistan after the drawdown.

In addition to RAND Corporation, Dr. Jones is an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University's School for Advanced International Studies. Previously, he served as the representative for the commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations. Before that, Dr. Jones served as a plans officer and advisor to the commanding general, U.S. Special Operations Forces, in Afghanistan. He specializes in counterinsurgency and counterterrorism, including a focus on Afghanistan, Pakistan, and al-Qaeda. Dr. Jones is author of "Hunting in the Shadows: The Pursuit of al al-Qaeda after 9/11" and "In the Graveyard of Empires: America's War in Afghanistan," which won the Silver Medal for the 2010 Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Book Award. He is also the author of "The Rise of European Security Cooperation."

As background for the discussion, you may wish to review the following materials:

1) Seth G. Jones and Keith Crane, "Afghanistan After the Drawdown," Council on Foreign Relations Press, November 2013.

2) Graeme Smith, Seth G. Jones, and Nader Nadery, Clare Lockhart, Daniel S. Markey, Zachary Laub, "Prospects for Afghanistan in 2014,", December 18, 2013.

3) "U.S. War in Afghanistan," Interactive Timeline,

if you're interested in attending this call, please RSVP to Professor Seth Weinberger at

Hope to see you there...
Seth Weinberger

Liberty In North Korea, Tuesday April 8th

Hi, My name is Alisa Lee and I am President of the Model United Nations club here on campus. We are trying to raise awareness for a great non-profit group that will be coming to campus next week:
On Tuesday April 8th, we are hosting 'LINK,' Liberty in North Korea at 7:00 in the Rotunda. They are a group dedicated to grassroots change in the DPRK. There will be a film screening, refreshments and a talk afterwards in which they will be discussing some of the internship opportunities they offer. I have listed below a link to the LINK website if more information is needed.

Talk by Dr. Matt Ferchen '93 - Tuesday, April 8 at 4p, Trimble Forum

DC Public Policy Internships & Scholarships – Extended Deadline: April 4

Dear David Sousa,

Do you know of undergraduate students still looking for summer opportunities? We have extended the application deadline for our summer Public Policy and Economics program until April 4. Students are guaranteed an internship placement, earn up to 9 academic credits, and live in furnished apartments.

Please forward the announcement below to students who may be interested in spending their summer in Washington, DC.

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


Mary Stankus
Director, Recruitment and Admissions
The Fund for American Studies


Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems in Washington, DC
June 7 – August 1
Extended Deadline: April 4, 2014
**Scholarship Funding Available**

Are you still deciding what to do this summer? It's not too late to spend 8 weeks in Washington, DC completing an internship, earning credit, and expanding your professional network.

Unlike many other Washington, DC internship programs, we guarantee you an internship placement with a federal agency, policy group, think tank or non-governmental organization. Our staff works to place you with an organization that fits your skills and career goals. You'll gain real-world experience that will set you apart when it's time to find your first job after graduation. Click here for a list of sample internship sites.

Check out this video to hear from some of our program alumni on why interning in DC is an experience worth having!

Live in the heart of Washington, DC on George Washington University's campus, just steps from the White House and Department of State. Click here to learn more about housing accommodations and the neighborhood.

Maximize your summer by also taking courses for up to 9 credits from George Mason University. Click here to read more about the government and economics courses.

We award over $1 million in scholarship funding each year, and there are generous scholarships still available. Students receive awards based on financial need and merit and they tend to range from $1,000 -$4,500.

Students are encouraged to visit for more information and to begin an online application. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through the April 4 extended deadline. Students will be notified of their admission decision within two weeks of completing an application. Questions may be directed to or 202.986.0384.

Center for Economic and Policy Research Summer Internship, DC - Closing Date April 4

Job Announcement Summer
2014 International Program Intern

Job Description: The Center for Economic and Policy Research is currently looking for a full-time International Program Intern for Summer 2014 (June 1st-August 31st). Responsibilities include assisting staff with research on upcoming papers and opinion pieces; organizing events with Latin American delegations, CEPR staff, and visiting academics; assisting in tracking and logging press mentions; as well as working on outreach to press, advocacy organizations, and Congress.

 The responsibilities vary based on their interests and experience, as well as the particular issues that CEPR is working on at the time. Interns will be able to attend relevant events around Washington, DC. 

Qualifications: We are looking for applicants with a general understanding of economics, international relations, and democracy issues, and an interest in economic justice. Previous research, data and/or outreach experience is extremely helpful; interns with strong economics or foreign policy experience (including Master’s degrees) will have the opportunity to engage in serious research, and those with strong organizing or outreach experience will have event management opportunities.

The intern will need to be fluent in Spanish, including the ability to perform accurate written translations; able to work in a fast-paced environment with limited management; and be a self-starter and independent learner. Should have excellent writing and communications skills.

 Stipend: $1,588.41 per month, plus up to $250 for health insurance reimbursement per month.
 Closing Date of Position: April 4, 2014. To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and a brief (2 page) answer to the question “How can the US improve its foreign policy toward Latin America?” via email to internationalintern[at] No 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. It is an independent nonpartisan think tank based in Washington, DC. CEPR is committed to presenting issues in an accurate and understandable manner, so that the public is better prepared to choose among the various policy options. CEPR is an ideal place to learn about current economic and global justice issues in a friendly, relaxed and fun environment. Work schedules are flexible. 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.

Student Trainee Program, Department of State. Position is no longer available

Job Title:Student Trainee (Foreign Affairs) IEP

Department:Department Of State
Agency:Department of State - Agency Wide
Job Announcement Number:HRSC/PATH-2014-0079


$34,415.00 to $55,421.00 / Per Year


Thursday, March 27, 2014 to Thursday, April 03, 2014



This vacancy announcement will be open from 3/27/2014 to 4/3/2014 or when 100 applications have been received. The vacancy will close on whichever day the first of these conditions are met. If the application limit is reached on the same day the announcement opened, the open and close date will be the same. Candidates are encouraged to read the entire announcement before submitting their application packages.

The Pathways Internship Program targets students accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled in a qualifying educational program in an accredited institution, on a full or half-time basis with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school. Applicants must meet the definition of "student" in order to be considered for this opportunity. Internship appointments under the Internship Experience Program (IEP) are non-temporary and can last the duration of the student’s academic program. This will be determined at the time of selection. At the successful conclusion of the program, interns may be eligible for non-competitive conversion to a Federal career or career-conditional position in the competitive service. Interns may work full-time or part-time schedules.