Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Fall Campaign Internship with Congressman Denny Heck

McCain 2016 Student Virtual Internship


Become a valued team member of the John McCain Campaign!

With the ability to work from home, you can help support Senator McCain for his 2016 re-election. As a virtual intern, you can expect to partake in research projects, digital campaign work, and voter outreach, as well as specialized projects that would be tailored to your interests and skill sets.

Becoming an intern for Senator McCain’s campaign will give you the opportunity to engage in the political process and gain valuable experience working on a campaign. Our internship is the perfect way to build your work or college resume and network with fellow interns, volunteers, and members of our staff. Furthermore, course credit is available based on university requirements.

If you are interested in becoming a valued team member of the John McCain for U.S. Senate Campaign please Email Jarred Whicker, our Field Representative ( with your resume and availability.

For more information please visit:

Puget Sound Volunteers Needed for Tacoma Voter Mobilization!

My name is Dimitri Groce, and I am organizer for the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance.

This election cycle, we are hosting volunteer voter mobilization opportunities to door-knock and phone-bank to turn-out voters in affordable housing who are traditionally excluded and untapped during elections. This would be an important opportunity not only to engage communities in the Tacoma area, but provide students some background on the electoral/legislative process, exposure to how housing policy is experienced by folks in affordable housing, and fun, valuable GOTV experience.

Interested students should contact our organizer director's email, and she can coordinate scheduling different voter engagement opportunities with them.

Nancy Cohen Lecture: The Year Feminism Won? - 10/25

Southeast Asia Symposium - FRI,SAT 10/28,29

Detailed Schedule is available here

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Project Vote Smart National Internship Program

"The Project Vote Smart National Internship Program provides a unique lesson in the study of American politics. Students from across the nation and around the world come to our high tech research center in the Montana Rockies for ten weeks to help American citizens educate themselves about elected officials and candidates. By providing this information in an easy and accessible manner, Project Vote Smart believes that citizens can better defend themselves from the political hype and misrepresentation characteristic of present day political campaigns.

Interns play a crucial role at Project Vote Smart and make up the vast majority of our staff. The individual talents, ideas and hard work of our interns have been instrumental in the success of many of our most important programs.

Since the Project researches thousands of elected officials and candidates' backgrounds, the work is often tedious. However, if you are interested in making a genuine contribution to your Nation, in an idealistic and positive environment -- located in the middle of a natural wonderland -- we would love to have you join our team. There is plenty of room to learn and grow with the organization. Interns often return as staff members after they have finished their college careers.

College students and recent graduates typically participate in our National Internship Program. Interns must commit to ten consecutive weeks, but may intern anytime during the year. We accept applications on a rolling basis and have no deadline, but interns are encouraged to submit their applications early because space does fill up quickly. Interns live on-site at the Project's Great Divide Ranch and scholarships pay for all living costs, including room and board."

For more information and the application click here

Friday, August 19, 2016

Job Opportunity in Vietnam for Puget Sound Students

The Lab is looking for someone who can commit to one year and will provide a living stipend and free housing. It's a rolling deadline so they are interviewing people as applications come in. 

Anyone with questions, feel free to contact Selina Tran <> .

Internships available with Jay Inslee for Washington

Are you interested in working in politics? Jay Inslee for Washington is looking for hardworking and talented individuals to join the finance, field, policy, compliance, and outreach teams in our Seattle office. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in campaign work - particularly in the fields of research, finance, community organizing, voter contact, volunteer recruitment, and more. Field internships also available in Bellevue, Everett, Federal, Olympia, Spokane, Tacoma and Vancouver.

·         Conduct research, help with database management, and provide support in fundraising by contacting donors and assisting staff at events
·         Work with staff to carry out administrative duties, including data entry, mass mailings, filings, answering the phone, and other office related tasks
·         Assist with special event coordination, planning, recruiting attendees, and day-of-event operations
·         Assist with media monitoring, communication, and research projects
·         Help recruit volunteers, organize and run statewide phone banks, and participate in voter contact
·         Other responsibilities as they develop, based on intern interest areas and campaign needs

We have multiple unpaid positions the Fall (ending in mid-November). Candidates must be available to commit to consistent hours at one of our offices, with evening and weekend opportunities available. Internship duration can accommodate semesters/quarters and is flexible around class schedule. 15 hours per week minimum commitment required.

Positions open immediately.  Class credit is available depending on your school requirements.

If you are interested and ready to gain some on the ground experience in the world of politics, please send your resume, cover letter, and three references to with “Inslee Internship” as the subject line.

Anyone interested in applying for a field position in Tacoma needs to "cc" Diane Bedwell <> and myself (Rennie Marshall <>) so we can flag it.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

2nd Presidential Debate Viewing - SUN 10/9

Third Presidential Debate Viewing - WED 10/19

Lecture of Interest on Technology use in Syrian Refugee Camps

Creating Futures through Magical Devices and Library Caravans: Participatory Design with Syrian Youth at Za’atari Refugee Camp by Professor Karen E. Fisher

When: Monday, October 10th at 3:00 – 4:00 with a Q&A session at 4 p.m.
Where: Library Room 020

In 2016 the world is facing the worst humanitarian crisis since WWII: over 65M people are forcibly displaced, and half of them are youth. Drawing on previous work with U.S. teens from East Africa, Myanmar and Latin America, we explore how technology and libraries can help young Syrian refugees build their futures. We report on recent fieldwork from Zaatari Syrian Refugee Camp in Jordan, highlighting youth creativity, desire to help others via ICT wayfaring and crisis response, and universal design archetypes. We share sample design specs for glasses that detect disease and other magical devices, storytelling sessions, a YouTube community memory project, and interviews with refugee volunteers at caravan libraries. The United Nations Refugee Agency gave us a mission to help build capacity through innovation at Zaatari. In this talk, we pause, to debrief and brainstorm with audiences on how libraries and technology can help refugee youth and families re imagine their lives in the Middle East and world at-large. Shukran.

Karen E. Fisher, Professor, information school, University of Washington. An advocate of humanitarian research, her passion is how libraries and information technology can create futures. Fisher is working with Arab refugees in the Middle East and Europe, understanding their information behavior, and building capacity through education, livelihoods, and social engagement.

AfterCollege Succurro Scholarship, Deadline FRI 9/30

$500 AfterCollege Succurro Scholarship

Eligibility requirements:
- Open to currently enrolled students in an accredited program, working toward a degree (AA, AS, BA, BS, MA, MS, MFA, PhD, MD, JD, etc.) in any discipline
- Minimum 2.5 GPA


Scholarship Description
We believe that what's good for students is good for everyone: schools, employers, community, and other students! That’s why we not only help students find jobs and internships, but also offer scholarships to help fund their education. AfterCollege has awarded more than $1,000,000 in scholarships and student activities through our program to date.

As a job and internship resource, our scholarships are for students who demonstrate professionalism and effectively communicate how they will be exemplary candidates in their field. This means that we evaluate applicants with the eye of a hiring manager, so: watch your grammar, check your spelling, put your best accomplishments forward and you may get paid for thinking about your future!

For more information and the application click here
Deadline to apply is Friday, September 30th

Brown Bag hosted by Professor Haltom - WED 10/12

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Fall Internship Applications

The Issaquah District Office of Congressman Dave Reichert is excited to announce we are now accepting fall internship applications. Interns are an integral part of our office, assisting constituents and staff.

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.

Our unpaid, fall internship runs through December and we offer flexible scheduling based upon the student’s schedule. If you are interested in applying or have any questions, you can contact me at 425-677-7414 or

Kelley Goetz
Constituent Services Liaison
Representative Dave Reichert (WA-08)
22605 SE 56th St, Suite 130
Issaquah, WA 98029
425-677-7414 Office
425-270-3589 Fax