Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Green Corps training program is taking applications - Deadline FRI 1/20

Green Corps combines classroom training on advocacy and organizing skills with real-world experience. We partner with established groups like Environment America and the Wilderness Society to build and mobilize public support for their campaigns.

We’re the Field School for Environmental Organizing
Are you passionate about the environment? Are you ready to learn how to run campaigns to help solve the climate crisis or save our last wild places? We offer a year-long, paid training program that will prepare you for a career in environmental organizing. Here’s how it works:

Part One: Classroom Training
You’ll participate in eight weeks of intensive classroom training conducted by representatives from a wide range of organizations and campaigns.

Our staff and trainers present overviews on the biggest issues facing our environment as well as teaching our organizers a variety of valuable skills such as volunteer recruitment, campaign planning, public speaking and much more.

Part Two: Field Training on Real Campaigns
As a Green Corps organizer, you’ll receive the bulk of your training through hands-on experience working on behalf of organizations such as the Sierra Club, the Wilderness Society and Food & Water Watch. Job responsibilities include recruiting, training and supervising volunteers; organizing visibility events; securing media coverage; and building strong coalitions.

You’ll lead three to five different campaigns in communities across the country. By working with several different campaign partners, you’ll gain experience tackling a diversity of issues and working with a variety of individuals.

For example, a team of organizers recently helped run a campaign that persuaded Kellogg’s, the cereal company, to pressure its supplier of palm oil to stop destroying tropical forests. Other Green Corps organizers have played critical roles in the retirement of over a dozen coal-fired power plants on the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign.

Part Three: Launch Your Career
After completing the training program, Green Corps connects graduates to groups looking to hire full-time staff. Our alumni now work with organizations such as Environment America, Greenpeace, Corporate Accountability International, Rainforest Action Network, National Wildlife Federation, 350.org and NRDC, among others.

Location And Compensation
The target annual compensation for this position is $26,000. Green Corps offers a competitive bene ts package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.

Green Corps organizers go where the fight is and wherever they can make the biggest impact. They could work on campaigns almost anywhere in the country and while location preferences are considered for placements, we require all organizers to be geographically flexible.

Apply today at GreenCorps.org! 

Apply to be a Capital Fellow in California - deadline 2/13

I am writing to share with you the news that one of your graduates from University of Puget Sound was selected last spring to be part of the 2016-2017 class of Capital Fellows and should be applauded for being part of the current class.

Abigail Gore (Politics and Government and Molecular and Cellular Biology majors) is now a fellow in the California Senate Fellows

2016-2017 Class of Capital Fellows
The Capital Fellows Programs are administered by the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento, and are an outstanding opportunity for college graduates to engage in public service and prepare for future careers. Fellows work 10-11 months as full-time staff members in the California State Assembly, California State Senate, California Executive Branch or the California Judiciary. They participate in policymaking, program development, and program implementation. Fellows gain first-hand experience in the governance and leadership of the most diverse, complex state in the nation.

The upcoming deadline for the 2017-2018 fellowship year is February 13, 2017 and applications and information can be found online at www.csus.edu/calst/programs.

Public Policy Summer Internships in DC

Institute on Comparative Political & Economic Systems
Washington, DC
June 3 – July 28, 2017

Priority Deadline for Scholarships: February 8
Final Deadline: March 16

**Scholarship Funding Available**

Do you sit in class daydreaming about working on Capitol Hill or in a federal agency? Or perhaps sitting around the table at a think tank reviewing policies of the new administration? When you read the news and see the many challenges that confront our nation do you ever ask yourself, do I have what it takes to help resolve today’s most pressing challenges?

If you answered yes, we invite you to apply to the 2017 Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems and be counted among the next generation of professionals to shape tomorrow’s public policy decisions.

Program Components:

• Public Policy Internship: Intern 30-35 hours a week on Capitol Hill, at a think tank, NGO, or government agency. You will gain insight and practical experience in public policy and economics career tracks. Issue areas that you could be working on this summer include:

o Economic and trade policies
o Energy solutions
o National defense and homeland security
o U.S. education system
o Challenges facing inner-cities and urban areas
o Congressional hearings and legislative action
o Environmental policies
o Tax reform
o Human rights
o Emerging political leaders for state and federal office
o 2nd Amendment Rights or Reform

• Economics and Government Coursework: Combine theory and practice and take courses on public policy economics and government for 3 to 9 credit hours through George Mason University. Click here to view the course catalog.

• Exclusive Lectures and Site Briefings: Engage in debate and discussion on salient issues of U.S. policy with prominent scholar-practitioners, and attend exclusive briefings at key Washington institutions including the State Department, Federal Reserve, Capitol Hill, and various federal agencies.

• Small Group Networking: Meet with seasoned practitioners including congressional staff members, think tank experts, lobbyists, and other professionals to learn about career paths in public policy.

• Mentor Program: Connect with a practitioner in your field of interest who will serve as a professional mentor during and after the program. He or she will provide tips for living in Washington as well as career advice and networking contacts.

• Housing: Students will live in furnished apartments on campus at George Washington University in downtown Washington, DC and are matched with other program participants as roommates. The apartments are located steps from the White House, State Department and National Monuments, and provide easy access to the DC metro transportation system.

• Scholarships: More than 70% of students receive partial scholarship awards based on financial need and merit.

This Could be You:
"Interning with the Consumer Protection Branch of the Department of Justice has been unbelievably rewarding and fulfilling work. As a legal intern, I have supported the trial attorneys at the branch with various preparation activities and support services. I have been able to get an inside look at the workings of the federal prosecution process, which has led me to work toward a similar career in the future."
Thomas Fiegener, Oklahoma State University
Intern, Department of Justice

"Whether it be sitting in on a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing or shaking hands and discussing the future of unmanned aircraft with the executives of Raytheon and Boeing, this internship has put me in the middle of the policy making process."
Michael Giordano, United States Air Force Academy
Intern, Aerospace Industries Association

Application Instructions:
Applications are reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis until the final deadline of March 14, but applicants are encouraged to apply by the February 8 priority deadline for Scholarships in order to receive special consideration.

Application requirements include a topical essay, statement or purpose, resume, official transcript, letter of recommendation and $25 application fee. An application checklist is available here

Please visit www.DCinternships.org/ICPES for more program details and to begin an application. Questions may be directed to Laura Cusack, Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems Manager, at ICPES@tfas.org or 202.986.0384.

U.S. Department of State Fall 2017 Student Internship Program - Deadline 3/1

We are now accepting applications for the U.S. Department of State Fall 2017 Student Internship Program (unpaid).

This unpaid program, for students with a minimum of 60 credit hours or greater, provides the opportunity to work in U.S. Embassies and Consulates throughout the world, as well as in various bureaus located in Washington, D.C. and at Department offices spread around the United States. This unpaid program is designed to provide substantive experiences in a Foreign Affairs environment.

The full announcement is available here.

Visit http://careers.state.gov/intern/student-internships for more information about the U.S. Department of State Fall 2017 Student Internship Program (unpaid), and to start the online application process via USAJOBS.

Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is March 1, 2017.

We suggest that you submit your application as early as possible to insure that all documents have been uploaded properly and to account for any technical glitches that may occur.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Foreign Affairs Information Technology (IT) Fellowship Program

What is the Foreign Affairs Information Technology (IT) Fellowship Program?
Funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Washington Center (TWC) for Internships and Academic Seminars, the Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship Program provides outstanding students pursuing an IT-related degree with a challenging and rewarding opportunity to apply technology solutions to the business of diplomacy.

The program awards five Fellows (three graduates and two undergraduates) with tuition assistance, mentorship, and professional development to launch their careers in the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply. Fellows who successfully complete the program and the Foreign Affairs IT Specialist entry requirements will receive an appointment as a Foreign Service Information Management Specialist (IMS).

What is a Foreign Service Information Management Specialist (IMS)?
Foreign Service Information Management Specialists support and maintain hundreds of applications and provide IT services domestically and abroad at over 275 overseas posts in nearly 200 countries. Information Management Specialists serve their country by maintaining secure, reliable IT tools and resources to ensure that Foreign Service Officers, federal agencies and non-government partners can promote diplomacy while serving overseas. Information Management Specialists gain experiences that few other IT professions offer, including the reward of living in a foreign country while experiencing different cultures and helping to protect U.S. interests abroad.

IT Fellowship Program Benefits
  • Undergraduate Fellows (those beginning their junior year in fall 2017): Up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expenses for junior and senior years of undergraduate studies related to an Information Technology field.
  • Graduate Fellows (those beginning a graduate program in fall 2017): Up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expenses for a two-year master’s degree in an IT-related field.
  • Two summer internships, one at a domestic office of the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and one overseas at a U.S. embassy or consulate. The program provides stipends, transportation and housing for these internships.
  • Orientation to the Program and the Foreign Service at the Department of State.
  • Mentoring from a Foreign Service IMS throughout the duration of the fellowship.
  • Employment in the Department of State Foreign Service for those who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service IMS entry requirements.
More information available here
Find the application here

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Monday, November 21, 2016

Graduating? Teach in Thailand! Deadline - 12/31

Teach Thailand Corps (TTC), established by the American-Thai Foundation in collaboration with Yonok Foundation, focuses on strengthening primary and secondary school education in Thailand, particularly in high-need areas. TTC recruits and places American graduates in underserved Thai schools to teach English and other subjects.

Thai students equipped with English proficiency are better positioned to succeed in school, work, and life, and to make an impact in their communities – and in particular to better access opportunities arising from the upcoming ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Economic Community integration.

TTC aims to fill the needs of underserved schools in English-language education, and offers an overall enhancement in the quality of teaching and community/school involvement. In developing the program, we have learned from and applied elements of the Peace Corps philosophy of service and learning.

In return, for our teachers’ service, Teach Thailand Corps provides invaluable experience to support each volunteer’s goals of personal and professional development, in preparation for their future careers.

Opportunities abound for travel and internships in various fields of interest, including social work, business, medicine and public health, and international development during school breaks or following the end of the school year. Importantly, our volunteers/teachers will have firsthand exposure to international development in the midst of the dynamic and rising ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) region.

For more information and the application click here

AfterCollege Student Scholarships - Deadline 12/31

About After College:
We have a lofty vision: to help every college student and recent graduate discover their career path. In our 16 year history, AfterCollege has become the largest career network for college students and recent graduates. Our patented job-matching algorithm pairs new job seekers with opportunities that fit their degree, school, skills and interests making the job search and the candidate search more efficient for everyone.

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!


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.

Apply here


AfterCollege Sales & Marketing Student Scholarship
$500 - Open to currently enrolled students of all majors who are working toward a bachelor’s or master's degree and interested in a future career in sales or marketing. Minimum 3.0 GPA.

Apply Here


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:

Thomas Pickering Fellowship application is open! - Deadline 1/13

The 2017 Application for the Thomas Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship is now live. Interested students can visit The Washington Center website to learn more. The program has two components, one for undergraduates and one for students entering a graduate program in Fall 2017.

Funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Program provides undergraduate and graduate students with financial support, mentoring and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career in the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.

Deadline to apply: January 13, 2017

Questions? Contact Dorothy Ngutter  
510-642-3363 | DIRNorthwest@state.gov | www.facebook.com/DIRnwest

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Opportunity for Graduates - U.S. English Language Teaching Assistantship in Austria 2016-2017

Each year, more than 140 college graduates from the United States teach in Austria under the auspices of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education (BMB) Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship Program. The purpose of this program, which draws assistants not only from the English-speaking world but also from France, Italy, Russia, and Spain, is to bring talented and enthusiastic young people from abroad into the classrooms of secondary schools in communities large and small all over Austria. Ultimately, it is the job of these native speakers as teaching assistants to make learning a foreign language a lively cross-cultural encounter for their students.

Applications for 2017-18 will be accepted between November 15, 2016 and January 15, 2017

Online political platform launches in Tacoma and Greater Pierce County

It can be a challenge both locally and nationwide for interested political candidates to find open positions, deadlines, and learn the requirements for elections. That may be why only two percent of Americans run for office, and 40 percent of state legislature races in the U.S. go uncontested.

To make the process more accessible, a newly launched online platform called RunForOffice.org is now available to residents of Tacoma and greater Pierce County. Launched locally, RunForOffice.org is a free platform that gives people from all backgrounds the tools they need to become elected officials. Users will find a fully address searchable database, a list of every elected office in their area, filing requirements and even training. Start by plugging your zip code into the platform!

The database for this effort was compiled by two University of Washington students.

Capital Fellows Program applications due MON 2/13

The Center administers four fellowship programs, known collectively as the Capital Fellows Programs. These nationally recognized public policy fellowships offer unique experiences in policy-making and development in each branch of government.

Capital Fellows are placed at some of the highest levels of California state government and assist state legislators, senior-level executive staff, and court administrators with a broad range of public policy issues and projects and are typically given assignments with a significant amount of responsibility and challenges.

For a description of each of our fellowship programs, please click on the links below:
Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship
Executive Fellowship
Judicial Administration Fellowship
California Senate Fellows

2,000 alumni have participated in the Capital Fellows Programs, and the ranks of former fellows include judges; members of the United States Congress and the State Legislature; state and local government officials; corporate executives; community and non-profit leaders; and university professors, administration and staff. View notable former fellows in elected and judicial office


The 2017-18 deadline is February 13, 2017
2017-18 program application prompts
2017-18 Letters of Recommendation requirements
Applicants with any party affiliation are welcome to apply, including Republicans, Democrats, and people affiliated with third parties or no party at all. No previous legislative or political experience is required.

Capital Fellows Receive:
$2,627 monthly stipend
Health, dental and vision benefits
Graduate units from Sacramento State in Government or Public Policy
Student loan deferments

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in any major and a demonstrated interest in state government and public service
20 years of age or older by Sept. 1 of the fellowship year
Non-U.S. citizens must provide proof of appropriate immigration status. The Capital Fellows Programs do not meet the requirements for F-1 or J-1 visas

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Volunteer in Ecuador with Sustainable Roots

A group of biologists, artists and teachers that met in Cosanga, Ecuador in 2005 with a shared vision to empower and educate the local community on sustainable living.

We are a part of the daily life in Cosanga. Offering classes in English and Art to children in the community, helping organize community work days. We are affecting a noticeable change among the young generation in terms of unity, creativity and vision for their future.

We aim to develop a sustainable mindset in the most biologically diverse area on the planet! We look forward to helping support more community driven projects. Our vision for the future includes expansion to Canton Quijos (Quijos County) which is composed of 6 small towns.
We are always looking for more help to fulfill our dreams here in Ecuador - if you would like to become a valuable part of the Sustainable Roots team, check out our Volunteer page!

Rangel Int’l Affairs Summer Program is Now Welcoming Applications!

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program is now accepting applications for the 2017 Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program at www.rangelprogram.org!

Do you know a student who wants to make a difference in the world?

The Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week program at Howard University that helps prepare undergraduate students for careers in international affairs. It includes two for-credit academic courses, a professional writing seminar, visits and meetings with foreign affairs professionals in a wide range of government and non-governmental organizations, and professional development activities. It pays for tuition, room, board, and transportation and provides a stipend. The program will run from mid-June until late July.

Eligibility requirements
U.S. citizenship
A comprehensive GPA of at least 3.2
Full-time undergraduate student status
Sophomore or above

The program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. Applicants with any undergraduate major are welcome to apply.

The Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by Howard University.

Application Deadline: February 2, 2017


Program Contact:
Lily Lopez-McGee
rangelprogram@howard.edu 202-806-4367 or 877-633-0002

Friday, November 18, 2016

Match Education

November  2016
Are you looking to launch an exciting career and make a meaningful impact? Our Match Teacher Residency and Match Corps programs are geared towards preparing candidates to be exceptional educators and leaders in a variety of fields.  

Apply now, our November 27th priority deadline is quickly approaching!
Taking a gap-year and/or want to do a year of service?  Check out and/or apply to our Match Corps program by clicking here.

Want to become an effective rookie teacher? Check out and/or apply to our Match Teacher Residency program by clicking here.

*We accept applications on a rolling basis, but we encourage you to apply early to give you the highest probability of securing a position with Match Corps or Match Teacher Residency in your ideal grade level and/or content area (for Match Teacher Residency candidates).*

Our recruitment team are travelling to colleges and universities all over the nation in search of top talent.  For a list of where they will be this year, please click here.  

Interested in learning more and/or connecting us with people who might be interested? Please email us at recruiting@matcheducation.org.


Valerie Inniss
Recruitment Manager 

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Presidential Management Fellows Program - Deadline THUR 12/1

As you already know, the US Government is our nation's largest employer. If graduating in 2017, the Presidential Management Fellows program is a great way to access a leadership track role as a career civil servant. Please know PMFs do amazing work across all executive branch agencies. An excellent opportunity that transcends administration politics.

Applications close December 1st -

Office of Congressman Adam Smith recruiting for Winter District Office Interns - Deadline THUR 12/1

Application Deadlines
Sessions are very flexible and can be moved or combined:

District Office (Renton, WA) Winter (January – April): Deadline December 1st*
     *Applications received after these dates will be accepted, but will not be guaranteed consideration.

Applicants for both the full-time and part-time internship program in the District Office must submit an application packet including a letter of interest, resume and two letters of recommendation to the following address:

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

More information regarding qualifications and job responsibilities can be found here

Got questions? Contact Kristen Johnsen

Friday, October 07, 2016

Congressional internship opportunity with Denny Heck's District Office

Join the Foresight Project

Want the opportunity to win money while sharpening your analytical and political knowledge?

Want to distinguish yourself from other college students when applying for government and private sector jobs?

Then join us at “The Foresight Project” as we conduct a political forecasting tournament, starting on October 25th and lasting for about 8 months. To sign up, go to http://www.foresightproj.com.

The rewards... Each year:

  • The top 2% of participants will each be awarded a $500 Amazon gift card 
  • The top 2% of participants will be featured in The Washington Post, Monkey Cage.
  • 100 other people will have a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card (with more accurate forecasters having better chances of winning).
  • 200 other people will have a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card (with more accurate forecasters having better chances of winning).
  • The top 10% of forecasters will be featured on the Foresight Leaderboard

Participants will be asked to:

  • Complete a 45-minute battery of political and psychological tests to predict forecasting accuracy.
  • Take a 10 min training module about forecasting accuracy.
  • Make predictions about questions throughout the year whenever you wish! We will post a few questions online each week, for example, "Will Donald Trump win the 2016 US Presidential Election?" Select at least 30 questions and update them until the question closes.
  • After each question closes, you will receive feedback to improve the accuracy of your forecasts.
If you are interested, please go to  http://www.foresightproj.com to sign up.

Please don’t join if you have already participated in GJP or GJ Open.

Do you have questions? Feel free to email us at http://foresighthelpdesk@gmail.com