Wednesday, March 28, 2018

AfterCollege Scholarships 03/31

AfterCollege scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate professionalism and a passion for their future careers. This means that we evaluate applicants' profiles with the eye of a hiring manager.

You can learn How to Create a Ridiculously Good Looking AfterCollege Profile on our blog. Best of luck!

Next Deadline: March 31st

AfterCollege Succurro Scholarship

$500 - 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.

AfterCollege Vocational & Trade Study Scholarship 

$500 - Open to currently enrolled students working toward a certificate, diploma, associate's or bachelor's degree provided by a post-secondary institution such as a community college, career, vocational, or trade school. Fields of study may include (but are not limited to): IT, Web Development Programming, Business Management, Medical Assistant, Dental Assistant, Licensed Vocational Nurse, Nurse Assistant, Maintenance Technician, Maintenance Mechanic, Criminal Justice, Paralegal Studies. Minimum 3.0 GPA.

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University of Puget Sound Department of Politics and Government Career Network

Relevant entry-level job, internship and scholarship opportunities curated for students of University of Puget Sound Department of Politics and Government:

Another Logger Makes Good!

Abigail Robbins ’14 reports that she has been admitted to the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California, where she will enjoy support from a Dean’s Merit Scholarship.  Congratulations, Abby!

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Hartwig Memorial Internship Award 3/26

Frederick Hartwig Memorial Internship Award

 Washington, DC  

“The combination of experiential knowledge and classroom knowledge gave me a more complete picture and deeper connection to American politics. It inspired my political curiosity and certainly made me a better student and more thoughtful citizen.”  – Leslie, Vassar College — 2008 Hartwig Award winner

“Thank you so much for recognizing the value of this internship and helping make it financially feasible.  [It] helped me complete the best internship I’ve had so far in terms of educational value, career and academic studies relevance, and overall substantive, interesting work.” – Leah, Middlebury College — 2012 Hartwig Award winner

“I have had an incredible summer exploring D.C., studying foreign policy in the place where it is made, and working with amazing students passionate about politics and global issues.” – Alexandra, Davidson College — 2016 Hartwig Award winner

This special internship award was established to honor the memory of Paul Frederick Hartwig, Ph.D. (1941-1997), former Union College professor of political science and public opinion analyst at Hart Research.  Fred Hartwig believed that it was very important for young Americans to be introduced to the nation's capital, the seat of the federal government and democracy.  He believed that seeing and being a part of what goes on in Washington would enhance young people's appreciation for government, engage them in America's ongoing public conversations and debates, and result in their becoming more informed and involved citizens and leaders.

The Internship Award will be based on entries in an essay contest open to any full-time undergraduate student, regardless of academic major, attending a selected liberal arts college or university in the United States. 

The Hartwig Intern will receive a cash prize of $1,500.  The award will be given irrespective of whether the internship is a paid or unpaid position.

The winner is responsible for finding and securing his or her own internship for the summer of 2018 at an institution in the greater Washington, DC, metropolitan area.  Although the internship may be undertaken in any of a number fields of endeavor, it must be of an appropriately serious nature to provide the kind of experience that students would be unlikely to find outside of the Washington area.

Students are strongly encouraged to seek guidance on their internship search from a professor or career services faculty member at their school.  Examples of possible placements include working in the office of a member of Congress; doing research or other work for a public policy institute; assisting the efforts of a nonprofit public interest group; or working for a political or public relations consulting group.  The duration of the internship and the specific assignments it comprises will be determined by the individual and the organization for which he or she will work.  On completion of the internship, the student will be expected to prepare a brief written report for the internship award selection committee about what he or she learned from the experience.

Competition Rules

To enter, students should write an essay of 500 to 1,000 words (maximum) describing why an internship in Washington, DC, would contribute to their academic development and how it will have an impact on them personally or with regard to the careers they are considering.

Essays must be typewritten and the applicant’s full name, college, and academic major should appear at the top of each page.  The essay must be accompanied by a completed application form (see next page).  Application packages must be postmarked or emailed (as a Microsoft Word attachment) on or before March 26, 2018, and should be sent to:

David Drembus
Hart Research Associates
1724 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20009
Attn: Hartwig Award

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One winner and two runners up will be selected by the internship committee.  In the event that the winner is unable to undertake his or her internship, the first or second runner up will be eligible to receive the award (provided that he or she has secured an internship).  The winning applicant and the runners up will be notified on or before April 20, 2018.

Questions regarding the essay competition may be directed to David Drembus (  Please note that we do not provide assistance in the search for an internship position.

Best of luck!