Friday, May 06, 2022

Active Transportation Paid Internship - Appy by Monday, May 16, 2022

The City of Tacoma Government is hiring a paid Active Transportation Intern in our Public Works Department. The intern will help plan and implement active transportation community events and activities that help make Tacoma a safe, equitable, and fun place to walk, bike and roll. They will help support the City’s Safe Routes to School, transportation demand management, and micromobility (shared scooter) programs. Applications are due on May 16, 2022 at 5:00 PM (Pacific).

To view the full job posting, go to: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/tacoma/jobs/3506465/intern-active-transportation-public-works-transportation-division?sort=PostingDate%7CDescending&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Questions? Please contact Liz Kaster, Senior Planner & Active Transportation Coordinator at lkaster@cityoftacoma.org

Friday, April 08, 2022

STUDENT PAID INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

REP. KILMER 2022 CAMPAIGN INTERNSHIP

            Representative Derek Kilmer has served Washington's 6th congressional district since 2013, chairing the New Democrats Caucus and the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress, as well as serving on a handful of other committees. 

Position Description:

-      Timeline: Summer/Fall 

-       Roughly 20 hrs/wk, with flexibility available most weeks

-       Held in a hybrid setting (option to work in-person or remotely)

-       Engaging with voters

-       Working with partner campaigns on a variety of projects (electoral strategy to social media work)

-       Opportunity to learn from political figures and elected officials across Washington

-       Paid at a rate of $1500/month through the November election (commuter benefits)

For more information and to apply visit the form linked below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeZwbM3a1UKS-0Vw_sA-Ww-ekuIMzu9mTPt6dVaHTI-n2LEcQ/viewform

Applicants can contact the intern coordinator, Finn O’Donnell at finn0ddd@gmail.com with further questions.

Thursday, March 31, 2022

 THUR, APR 7 @ 4-6 PM

INCARCERATION & 
TRANSFORMATIVE JUSTICE
- Panel Discussion of Since I Been Down -


WHERE: TAHOMA ROOM

The acclaimed documentary "Since I Been Down" portrays how mass incarceration, racism, and redlining impacted the Hilltop neighborhood in Tacoma. It follows the lives of several young people who grew up there and went to prison for long sentences.

The documentary is available for pre-screening!

Panelists:
  • Gilda Sheppard
    • Film Director & Professor of Sociology, Cultural & Media studies at Evergreen State College Tacoma
  • Tanya Wilson
    • Reentry Manager at the Freedom Project & Founder at the Freedom Education Project Puget Sound (FEPPS)
  • Jeannie Darneille
    • Former WA State Senator & Asst. Secretary, Women's Division, Department of Corrections
Moderated By:
  • Tanya Ezran
    • Associate Professor & Director of the Crime, Law & Justice Studies Program & Liberal Studies BA degree with FEPPS

Sponsored by the Crime, Law, Justice Studies Program, Office of Intercultural Engagement, African American Studies, Department of Religion, Society & Spirituality, History Department, Politics & Government Department

 

- P&G Brown Bag -
THE ONGOING WAR AGAINST UKRAINE
Facilitated by Professors Patrick O'Neil, Seth Weinberger & Benjamin Tromly

When: Monday, Apr. 4 @ 12PM PST
Where: Wyatt 101



Tuesday, March 29, 2022


THUR, MAR 31 @ 5:00 PM
- Professor Darryl Li -
THE UNIVERSAL ENEMY
JIHAD, EMPIRE, AND THE CHALLENGE OF SOLIDARITY

In a radical departure from conventional wisdom on the topic, University of Chicago Professor Darryl Li argues that transnational jihadists are engaged in their own form of universalism: these fighters struggle to realize an Islamist vision directed at all of humanity, transcending racial and cultural difference. 

Event Information: 
  • March 31, 2022 5:00 PM in the Rotunda
  • Religion Department Reception with hors d'oeuvres will follow at 6:15 PM

Sponsored by the Tarbell Fund; Religion, Spirituality & Society (RSS); Crime, Law & Justice; SoAn; History; & Politics & Government

POHLAD AWARD
DEADLINE: APRIL 8, 2022

Purpose:

The Christopher R. Pohlad Fund for Faculty and Student Research was established to provide students the opportunity to travel abroad, further develop relationships with faculty members, and contribute in a meaningful way to their study of politics and government. 

Eligibility:

  • Rising junior or seniors
  • Declared major or minor in the Politics & Government department
  • Interested in international travel

Award & Requirements:

The award will provide $3000 for international travel to one or more countries, pursuing an activity, or participating in a program related to the study of politics or government. 

A more complete description of the eligible uses of the funds can be found on the application here: https://forms.gle/CBNzp2njvbc9zuvVA

Applications are due by April 8th. 

Please direct any questions about the Pohlad Award to Professor Jacobson or Professor O'Neil.

Friday, February 25, 2022

 - P&G Brown Bag -
THE CRISIS IN UKRAINE
Facilitated by Professors Seth Weinberger & Patrick O'Neil


WE WILL NOW BE HOSTING IN-PERSON & ON ZOOM
We hope this allows more students, staff & alumni to attend!
Meeting ID: 864 0677 5281   Passcode: 806853

When: Monday, Feb. 28 @ 12PM PST
Where: Wyatt 301 & Zoom Link

Thursday, February 24, 2022

 DEADLINE: MARCH 5, 2022

SUBMIT YOUR PAPERS TO
- THE COMMONS -

Mission Statement:
The Commons aims to provide our community with accessible information about the world's political moment. As an interdisciplinary research venue for our authors and readers, the Commons seeks to educate, encourage, and inspire. 

Paper Requirements:
  • Minimum of 7 Sources
  • 5-25 Pages Long



Tuesday, February 15, 2022

 WED, APR 6 @ 6-7:30 PM

- IGNITE Presents -
ELECTED WOMEN OF WASHINGTON
A Panel and Q&A for Washington College Students

Come learn about the backgrounds and paths into elected office, as well as how the intersections of these women's identities has impacted their journeys.

Featured Panelists:
  • Hamdi Mohamed: Port of Seattle Commissioner
  • T'Wina Nobles: District 28 State Senator
  • Hollie Huthman: City of Bellingham Council Member 
  • Kiara Daniels: City of Tacoma Council Member 
  • Eliana Macias: City of Yakima Council Member 

https://electedwomenwa.eventbrite.com

Hosted by Camille Gix, the Seattle Fellow for IGNITE, a national nonprofit and nonpartisan organization that seeks to politically empower women and non-binary folks through training, mentorship, and community building.
More info: camille_g@ignitenational.org

Friday, February 11, 2022

 THURSDAY, FEB 24 @ 4-5 PM


- Dept. of Economics Presents -
SOCIAL IMPACT INVESTING: A RANDOM WALK
W/GUEST SPEAKER: SHAULA MASSENA

Shaula retired at 29, after a well-timed career starts at Microsoft. Since then, she has devoted herself to using wealth to support businesses with triple bottom lines (financial, social, and environmental). Recognized by Barron's Magazine as one of the "new philanthropists", she has participated in a wide range of social impact investment groups, helped found Seattle Impact Hub, and advocated for higher taxes on the wealthy.

Join us for a virtual conversation with Shaula Massena
Scan QR code to RSVP & RSVP for the Zoom link



Monday, February 07, 2022

THURSDAY, FEB 10 @ 7:00PM

- Seth Weinberger Presents -
FROM PROUD BOYS TO PLATO: DOMESTIC EXTREMISTS, NOBLE LIES, AND THE FUTURE OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY

Since September 11, 2001, more Americans have been killed domestically by white, right-wing extremists than by Islamist militants. What inspires Americans to take up arms against their fellow Americans? And what can Plato’s Republic teach us about how to try to prevent the further radicalization of White America? Professor Weinberger will challenge us to imagine an aspirational future identity and consider the role of a liberal arts education in building a new nation

Will take place in the:
Tahoma Room in Thomas Hall 
Or join the lecture live-stream on Zoom: 
Meeting ID: 843 4805 1381 - Passcode: 280305

Tuesday, February 01, 2022

The Commons Logo, Text: Call for Papers, The Commons, Volume 3

CALLING ALL UNDERGRADUATE AUTHORS INTERESTED IN PUBLISHING THEIR ACADEMIC WORK!

DEADLINE: MARCH 5, 2022

            We are The Commons, a peer-reviewed undergraduate journal interested in spotlighting young scholarship in political science or politics-adjacent academic fields. We are excited to announce that we are accepting submissions for our upcoming issue! As an interdisciplinary journal, we publish academic work of any discipline that touches on political topics. Our aim as a journal is to amplify the voices of student scholars by providing a “second destination” for their research papers. We encourage undergraduate students to submit any argumentative research papers, analytical research papers, and empirical research papers. We are interested in papers that present rigorous arguments that add to, not simply summarize, an academic discourse. Strong submissions situate their findings within existing scholarship, as well as address the broader implications of their analysis on affected communities and the world at large.

Guidelines:

-        Submissions must be between 5-25 pages, including a bibliography and notes

-        Submissions must follow The Chicago Manual of Style (16th or later editions)

-        Submissions must include at least 7 sources in their bibliographies

-        Submissions must be in a docx., doc., or pages file format.

-        Submissions must be scrubbed of any identifying information, including name(s) of author(s) and institutions. Authors will provide appropriate contact information during the submission process

-        Authors must additionally submit a 150-300 word abstract of the submission and a 200-400 word cover letter.

-        Authors must be currently enrolled undergraduate students at a two or four-year institution


Submit by MARCH 5, 2022  through The Commons submission portal linked below:

https://soundideas.pugetsound.edu/cgi/submit.cgi?context=thecommons


Authors can contact The Commons at ps.commons@gmail.com with further questions.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

 


Company Description:

Patinkin Research Strategies (PRS) is a Democratic polling firm based in Gig Harbor, Washington with clients located across the United States. A boutique small business, PRS prides itself on providing accurate, high quality data, strategic analysis and communications consulting to Democratic candidates, government organizations, labor unions, conservation groups, non-profits and local businesses. The firm’s mission is to push for the progressive policies and values that enhance our quality of life. Ben Patinkin (President, Partner), and Maggie Simich (Vice President, Partner) have combined nearly three decades of experience polling on behalf of liberal and progressive candidates and causes across the United States.

Time Commitment and Pay:

This internship requires a part-time commitment of around 10 hours per week through June, 2022. Ideally this internship will start as soon as possible.

Pay rate is $19.00 per hour. The internship would last from date of hire through graduation. There is the possibility that this internship could become a full-time Junior Analyst position from June through December, 2022 and potentially beyond depending on company circumstances and employee performance. If hired as a full-time junior analyst, starting salary would be $4,000.00 per month. Please note that election year bonuses are standard and commensurate with employee performance.

This position is envisioned to be fully remote.

Intern Responsibilities:

• Gather data and research for ongoing projects

• Participate in the development of questionnaires, focus group guides and data analysis

• Numbers check finished presentations

• Pull sample for qualitative and quantitative studies

• Coordinate logistical planning for qualitative and quantitative studies