Wednesday, October 18, 2017

PIRG Campus Action is Hiring!

The PIRG Campus Action early application deadline for full-time career opportunities is coming up this Sunday October, 22nd.

As the nation’s premier student action group, PIRG Campus Action is hiring campus organizers to empower student leaders and win concrete results on public interest campaigns ranging from getting our campuses to 100% renewable energy, to saving students money on textbooks by promoting open educational resources.


PIRG Campus Action is a project of the PIRG student chapters. Our organizers work with students on college campuses across the country, giving them the resources they need to unlock their full power to build a brighter future. We know college students have the power to make a difference. From the Freedom Riders of the ‘60s to the voter registration drives of today, from the anti-apartheid movement of the ‘80s to the drive for fossil fuel divestment now, students — past, present and future — are always pushing our communities, our country and our world forward.


With PIRG Campus Action, you’ll work with students who, like you, believe it’s our right and responsibility to shape the future we all want. You’ll work with students to decide the strategies and tactics they’ll use to run campaigns that promote clean energy, public health, a stronger democracy and more. As an organizer on campus, you’ll:
  • Engage and mobilize hundreds of students on issues ranging from tackling climate change and getting big money out of politics, to organizing voter registration drives and increasing recycling on campus
  • Recruit and train students to plan and run effective campaigns on and off campus, using skills like organizing news conferences, building strong coalitions, generating grassroots support and direct advocacy
  • Build a strong, sustainable, student-funded, student-run organization on campus
  • Build relationships with other student groups, faculty and administrators
  • Run a citizen outreach office during the summer, where you’ll recruit and lead a team of canvassers to fundraise for important issues


The target annual compensation for this position is $26,500 in the first year. Each of the groups that partner with PIRG Campus Action offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement. To learn more visit


We’re hiring organizers to work on college campuses in California, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Oregon, North Carolina, and a few other states. Immediate openings also available.

For more information, visit

Puyallup Sovereignty Lecture Monday, Oct. 23, at 5pm

Danica Sterud Miller, a member of the Puyallup tribe and professor at UW-Tacoma, explores how the Puyallup people have continued and maintained their identity and power.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Office of Congressman Adam Smith Winter Internship Opportunities- Deadline 11/01/17

My office is always accepting resumes from college students interested in interning for academic credit. By assisting the Renton district office staff, interns have the opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge about how a Congressional office provides constituent services and interacts with the community. Interns in the Washington, D.C. office will have an opportunity to learn about the legislative process and the federal government by working closely with legislative, communications and constituent services staff members. Candidates who are chosen for the Washington, D.C. office are responsible for paying their travel and living expenses. Interns in any office can arrange to receive academic credit for their work.

We are currently accepting applications for the Winter session (January - April). Deadline to apply is November 1, 2017.

Washington, D.C. Office:
Qualifications and Job Responsibilities-
Candidates should have an interest in the legislative process, possess excellent writing and communication skills, and have an understanding of the American political system. Pacific Northwest ties are a plus!

Interns will be responsible for projects such as writing correspondence, providing support for daily legislative tasks, fielding constituent phone calls and other requests. Other duties include leading Capitol building tours, conducting research, aiding constituents in finding information, and providing other office support services. Additionally, interns will have the opportunity to attend briefings and committee hearings of personal interest and complete individual and team goals.

Current college students will be given preference, but recent college graduates are also welcome to apply. Interns may earn college credit, depending on the requirements of the institution. Strong preference will be given to applicants from the Puget Sound region.
Internships can be part-time or full-time. The position requires a minimum of 20 (part-time) or 40 (full-time) scheduled hours per week during posted business hours (9:00am to 6:00pm). 

Interested students should send a resume, writing sample stating why you are interested in the internship, and two letters of recommendation to:

ATTN: Savannah Romero 
Office of Congressman Adam Smith
2264 Rayburn HOB
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone Number:

Renton, Washington District Office:

Qualifications and Job Responsibilities-
Candidates should have an interest in the legislative process, civic service, possess excellent writing and communication skills, and work well in a team environment.
Interns in the District Office have an opportunity to work in community outreach and constituent services. This includes working with caseworkers to help constituents with issues relating to immigration, military and federal agencies, among others. Depending on interests, interns also have an opportunity to participate in community outreach, attend meetings and events with staff and/or the Congressman, and assist with town hall meetings. Other intern duties are administrative: assisting staff with answering phones, data entry, scanning and/or copying documents, writing correspondence, etc.

Internships can be part-time or full-time. The position requires a minimum of 20 (part-time) or 40 (full-time) scheduled hours per week during posted business hours (
8:00am to 5:00pm). 

Current college students pursuing higher education will be given preference, but recent college graduates are also welcome to apply. Interns may earn college credit, depending on the requirements of their institution. Strong preference will be given to applicants with ties to the 9th Congressional District.

ATTN: Lyndall Bervar
Office of Congressman Adam Smith
The Evergreen Building
15 South Grady Way, Suite 101
Renton, WA 98057
Phone number: 425-793-5180

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Chamber Internship

From: David Schroedel <>
Friday, October 6, 2017 at 3:56 PM
To: Alisa Kessel <>
My great UPS intern recently left to have a busy senior year and I’m looking for a new one. 
If you know of anyone interested in the way government, business, and downtown Tacoma all intersect, please have them send a resume & cover letter my way.  Description is attached.

It is a paid internship that has a minimum of 10hrs per week up to full time. Job description below.

David Schroedel, AICP
VP, Policy & Entrepreneurship
Business Improvement Area Manager

Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber
950 Pacific Avenue, #300
PO Box 1933
Tacoma, WA 98401-1933

P. 253.682.1723
F. 253.597.7305

Monday, October 09, 2017

Internship Opportunity - Starting Immediately Upon Hire

The position is a Communications, Grants Research, and Event Planning Internship for an international development nonprofit. It is paid a small stipend and includes an Orca card for covering transportation costs. This is strongly recommend for any P&G student especially if they are interested in working in non-profits after graduation. 

Feel free to contact Claire Huber, if you have any questions or need more information.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Interested in Congressional Elections? Here’s a cool podcast with a UPS connection!

Check out House Talk with Ali and Liesl, a podcast available at

UPS alum Ali Lapp '96, a leading Democratic campaign strategist and the president of House Majority PAC has teamed with Liesl Hickey, a leading Republican strategist and former Executive Director of the National Republican Campaign Committee (the arm of the Republican Party focused on House races) for conversations about the struggle for control of the House of Representatives in 2018 and the broader dynamics of campaigns for the House of Representatives. Here's a chance to hear and learn from two expert practitioners in the world of campaign politics at the national level.

David Sousa
Department of Politics and Government
University of Puget Sound

Presentations by P&G Student Interns, Wed, October 18 at Noon

P&G Brown Bag, Wed, October 11 at Noon

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Lecture: SECRETS: From the Pentagon Papers to Snowden and Beyond, Thursday, 10/5

Daniel Ellsberg, activist and military analyst
Kilworth Memorial Chapel, 7:30 p.m.

Does the President have an unlimited right to lie? What should a government official do when their oath to support the Constitution conflicts with an agreement to keep secrets?

Daniel Ellsberg was the first person in America to be arrested for leaking top secret documents which became known as "The Pentagon Papers." In so doing, he set in motion actions that led to the end of the Vietnam War and the resignation of President Richard Nixon. In this compelling lecture, Ellsberg shares what brought him to commit this historic act of truth telling, how he came to release the Pentagon Papers and the meaning of patriotism under a government intoxicated with secret-keeping. Yes, there are secrets that deserve being kept; but there are many that must be told, even at great personal risk. Ellsberg discusses the future, necessity, ethics, and perils of whistle-blowing.

According to, Ellsberg is "arguably the greatest whistle-blower in American history." He is the author of four books: Papers on the War (1971), Risk, Ambiguity and Decision (2001), Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers (2002) and his forthcoming book The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner (on sale Dec. 5, 2017). He is also the subject of the 2010 Academy Award nominated feature length documentary film The Most Dangerous Man in the World. Ellsberg is also a key figure portrayed in Steven Spielberg’s upcoming film “The Post,” about the Pentagon Papers, starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, to be released in December 2017.

Tickets required: $7 general admission; free with Puget Sound ID. Get tickets at or at the Wheelock Information Center, 253.879.3100.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Lecture by Dr. Maria Chavez, Wed 10/4 at 5p in Trimble Forum

Now Accepting Applications: U.S. Department of State Summer 2018 Student Internship Program

We are now accepting applications for the U.S. Department of State Summer 2018 Student Internship Program (unpaid).

Please visit the Intern page of our Careers site for more information about the U.S. Department of State Summer 2018 Student Internship Program (unpaid), and to start the online application process via USAJOBS. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is October 5, 2017.

Visit to view the announcement: U.S. Department of State Summer 2018 Student Internship Program (unpaid).

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