Thursday, November 19, 2015

Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Competition 2016, Deadline 12/14

The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Competition 2016 is now accepting essays! Prizes are up to $5,000. This year's suggested topic:

Articulate with clarity an ethical issue that you have encountered and analyze what it has taught you about ethics and yourself.

Application Deadline is Monday, December 14th, 2015.

DC Internships Summer 2016, Early Deadline 12/10

We are now accepting applications for our Summer 2016 LIVE. LEARN. INTERN. Programs in Washington, DC. Each program includes:
· Undergraduate academic credit
· Guaranteed internship placement
· Fully furnished housing in the heart of Washington, DC

New Program
We are excited to announce a new program for this summer - Leadership and the American Presidency. This program will further develop students’ leadership skills by focusing on lessons and interactive simulations from the American Presidency. More information may be found at

Please share the announcement below with any undergraduate students who may be interested in spending their summer in Washington.


LIVE. LEARN. INTERN. Programs – the Ultimate DC Experience!
June 4 – July 29, 2016
Early Application Deadline: December 10, 2015 - 5% tuition discount

Spend your summer in Washington, DC and prepare for your future! Academic internship programs are offered in the following fields:
· Public Policy & Economics
· International Affairs
· Journalism & Communication
· Leadership & the American Presidency
· Business & Government Affairs
· Service & Community Leadership

You will live just blocks from the national monuments, State Department and White House on the campus of George Washington University. Fully furnished housing and roommate matching is provided as part of our comprehensive program.

Earn course credit while you intern! You can earn 3 to 9 academic credits this summer. Our unique curriculum is designed to complement your DC experience with upper level government and economics courses. Academic courses are accredited by George Mason University and taught by top rated faculty from GMU and other prestigious universities.

An internship is one of the most important investments you can make in your future. As part of our program, you are guaranteed an internship placement. We have been creating academic internship experiences for over 40 years and work with over 300 top organizations in DC.

Internship placements include:
· Federal agencies
· Congressional offices
· Policy groups and think tanks
· International affairs organizations and embassies
· Media outlets and public relations firms
· Fortune 500 companies and government relations offices
· Community-based nonprofit organizations

Who you know does matter - especially when it comes to your future job search. Our comprehensive programs are designed so you can make valuable professional connections and practice your networking skills in a real-world setting.

We offer a number of networking opportunities to enhance your internship experience and maximize your time in DC:
· Mentor Program with DC Professionals
· Professional Development Seminars
· Roundtable Discussions & Networking Receptions
· Site Briefings at Key Washington Institutions

Make plans for your summer now! Visit to begin an online application today. Apply by the early deadline of December 10 to receive priority admissions and scholarship consideration as well as a 5% tuition discount.

We award more scholarship funding than any other DC program and strive to make the programs accessible and affordable to the best and brightest students regardless of financial status. Scholarships are awarded based on need and merit with over 70% of students receiving full or partial funding.

Questions may be directed to or 202.986.0384.

GAO Internship in DC

Find out more here:

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) supports the Congress in meeting its constitutional responsibilities to legislate, appropriate, and oversee the Federal government for the benefit of the American people. The GAO, commonly referred to as the investigative arm of Congress, or the congressional watchdog, is independent and nonpartisan. The GAO assists Congress in making informed decisions by providing information on policy and program issues, as well as by providing recommendations to make government more effective and responsive.

GAO seeks non-paid student volunteers to encourage interest in public service careers and provide valuable work experience. As a non-paid volunteer, a student will gain first-hand experience with GAO’s work environment, learn about the federal government and perform a variety of tasks related to supporting GAO activities.
Student volunteers may work during the school year and/or during summer or school vacation periods. The nature of the volunteer assignment as well as the work schedule will be established once on-board.

Please note that the specific duties and responsibilities associated with this position will vary based on the team or office assignments. The following list is intended to provide applicants with a general overview of the duties and responsibilities.
Plan and complete work assignments on time
Collect and analyze relevant information
Prepare quality draft documents
Communicate relevant and accurate information, clearly and concisely during formal or informal meetings
Collaborate with others to accomplish goals
Contribute to team efforts.
Use various enterprise tools and technology to prepare and share documents
Provide essential support such as arranging meetings, taking notes, responding to routine inquiries

Deadline to apply: December 31st

Friday, November 13, 2015

Assembly Capitol Fellows Program

The four Capitol Fellows programs are accepting applications and will be doing so until February.
Briefly, these programs known collectively as the Capital Fellows Programs select 18 Assembly Fellows, 18 Senate Fellows, 18 Executive Fellows and 10 Judicial Administration Fellows.
  • Assembly and Senate fellows are placed as legislative staff to elected officials.
  • Executives function as staff in executive offices in various state agencies.
  • Judicial Fellows work in various trial courts. 
Over the year Fellows earn graduate credit through a CSU Sacramento seminar, and receive a stipend and decent benefits. Fellows receive an outstanding opportunity to engage in public service and prepare for future careers, while actively contributing to the development and implementation of public policy in California.

The selection process is rigorous. Info can be found at:

Nathan Little

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Job opening at W.W. Norton

Norton has a sales representative position open in Spokane, WA. I know that’s a long way from Tacoma, but I thought if you know of any recent graduates who might be interested (or if there is some departmental alumni network) you could pass along the information:

If anyone is interested in applying, they can send their materials directly to Ashley Cain at