Massachusetts Democratic Party Internship

Massachusetts Democratic Party is looking for 10-15 interns to help with a variety of projects at the office in downtown Boston.

 

While most interns are unpaid, we are able to offer the Deval L. Patrick Internship this year, awarding one student from one of the many communities of color in Massachusetts $3,000. The student must commit to 20 hours per week, and complete a 12 week internship. The deadline is 5:00PM on Friday, May 8th.

 

More information about both the Deval L. Patrick Internship can be found online here.

 

We are also still accepting applications for our unpaid internships through May 8thMore information about our unpaid internships can be found online here.

Capital Semester in Washington, DC – Internship

*Guaranteed Internships – Courses for Credit – Housing in DC
*Fall Semester Final Deadline: June 1, 2015
*Scholarship Funding Available

Spend a semester in Washington, DC making an investment in your future that will help set you apart after college.  This comprehensive program sponsored by The Fund for American Studies includes a guaranteed internship placement in the fields of international affairs and public policy, courses for transferable credit, and furnished housing the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

EXPERIENCE
We’ve been creating academic internship experiences for over 40 years and guarantee all participants an internship placement. Your options are endless – we work with over 300 different international affairs organizations, federal agencies, policy groups, and government relations offices.

A few examples of past internship placements include:
–       Atlas Economic Research Foundation
–       Center for European Policy Analysis
–       Center for Strategic and International Studies
–       Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute
–       Embassy of Brazil
–       Federal Aviation Association
–       Peace Corps
–       Student Conservation Association
–       U.S. Department of the Treasury
–       Women in Government
–       World Vision

CONNECTIONS
Who you know does matter – especially when it comes to your future job search. Our programs are designed to allow students to make valuable professional connections and practice networking skills in a real-world setting. You can participate in a mentor program, as well as roundtable discussions and networking receptions with program alumni.

LOCATION
Washington, DC is the perfect place to explore a variety of career paths while enjoying a vibrant arts and culture scene. Take advantage of the free Smithsonian museums, many musical and theatre performances, as well as sports events. You can explore DC and meet fellow program participants through program-planned social activities including a guided tour of the monuments, a day trip to Mt. Vernon, ice staking at the national sculpture garden, and outing to the National Zoo.

COURSES FOR CREDIT
Earn 12 academic credits from the DC Metro Area’s George Mason University. In 2012, Mason was ranked #1 Up and Coming University by U.S. News and World Report. Capital Semester has a curriculum that is designed to complement the internship experience.

The classes include an economics course on international economic policy and a government course on constitutional interpretation.

BACKSTAGE PASS
You will have a front row seat to a variety of exclusive briefings and uniquely D.C. events, allowing you to further explore your career field, make important professional connections and have fun while doing so.

You will have the chance to attend once in a lifetime tours and hear from leaders within such powerful institutions as the State Department, U.S. Congress, White House, World Bank and the Pentagon.

APPLICATION INFORMATION
Students will be accepted on a rolling basis until the Fall 2015 final deadline of June 1, 2015. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible to take advantage of the rolling admissions process. The early deadline for Spring 2016 isOctober 1.

There is a substantial amount of scholarship funding available, and awards are made based on financial need and merit.

For more information and to be begin an online application, please visit www.DCinternships.org/CS. Questions may be directed to Dana Faught at dfaught@tfas.org or 202.986.0384.

Apply Now for Career Services Peer Advisor Paid Positions!

Career Services is hiring undergraduate Peer Advisors to begin at Career Services in the Fall. Students must have work-study funding, and we have a strong preference for students who will be sophomores or juniors in the 2015-16 school year.  This is a great leadership and professional development opportunity!

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to Kate Allen keallen@educ.umass.edu by April 27th.

Click here for complete details

2014-2015 Lecture Series – LAW and/as PERFORMANCE

2014-2015 Lecture Series – LAW and/as PERFORMANCE

MONDAY – April 20 –  Ann Pellegrini & Karen Shimakawa

“REENACTABILITY”

 

On Monday, April 20 at 4:30pm in Room 100 Clark House at Amherst College, Ann Pellegrini and Karen Shimakawa, Associate Professors of Performance Studies at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, will present a paper entitled “Reenactability. This is the fourth presentation in a series of seminars this year on the theme “Law as Performance.”

Pellegrini is the author of Performance Anxieties: Staging Psychoanalysis, Staging Race (Routledge, 1997), and Excess and Enchantment: Queer Performance Between the Religious and the Secular.  In addition to teaching, Ann Pellegrini is also the director of NYU’s Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality. Karen Shimakawa’s interests include Asian American performance, critical race theory and intercultural performance.

To receive a copy of the paper being presented which will investigate the various forms legal reenactment takes, please email the LJST Dept. Coordinator at mlestes@amherst.edu.

This event is co-sponsored by The Lamont Lecture Fund.

ABOUT The Lecture Series – LAW and/or PERFORMANCE

Our seminar series for 2014-2015 will explore Law – at least law legitimated in a democracy that holds certain commitments to transparency – inevitably and constitutively has a public dimension.  And in public, law wears different guises:  the congressional hearing, the published opinion, the presidential signing, the trial process, and so forth.  While many scholars have taken up the question of law’s public nature, few have conceived of it as embodied in performances, played out in front of various audiences, with specific communicative effects derived from its liveness, its dialogism, and its theatricality.  In this series we wish to explore what difference it might make to conceive of law as performance.  How might such a frame help us analyze legal aesthetics and reconceive the dynamics of law’s legitimization?   What kinds of audiences does law imagine and constitute?  What is left behind the curtain, so to speak, while those audiences are preoccupied with the performances in front of them?

MassPIRG’s Open Education Campaign Discussion Panel

Discussion panel event regarding MassPIRG’s open education campaign. The panel is on April 22nd from 3 to 5pm in room 168C of the Campus Center basement.

The panel will feature informative presentations concerning information about the program from two professors who have already adopted free, alternative textbook materials, two representatives from the W.E.B. DuBois Library, and the coordinators of the MassPIRG textbooks campaign, Matt Magalhaes and Matt Martin. There will be information sheets handed out during the presentations and the presenters will spend time discussing what the program has accomplished, explanations of what the program hopes to achieve next semester, and how interested professors can get involved. There will also be a question and answer section in which the presenters will be able to answer any questions interested and supportive professors and faculty have about the program and how they can utilize it.

Vermont Republican Party 2015 Summer Fellowship Program

The purpose of the program is to train young up and coming activists and volunteers in grassroots campaigning through the identification of supporters in key legislative swing districts. Selected candidates will work closely with VTGOP staff, as well as, local town and county committees on voter outreach, identification and data collection.

Internships will include training and experience in the following:

 

  • Campaign Marketing
  • Communications
  • Finance
  • Political

We are looking to fill eight internship positions with highly motivated individuals seeking to get involved with grassroots politics. The position is unpaid, but college credit will be provided as requested. Any interested students can be directed to www.vtgop.org for further information on the application process.

PAID Summer Internships

SBS students, it is not too late to get a PAID summer internship!

Below is a list of just a few of the paid summer internships that are available in the Boston Area through Idealist.org.

Idealist.org is a job and internship website that has “careers for the common good”, meaning the positions posted there are mostly with non-profit, social service, education and volunteer organizations.  It has both jobs and internships that are available worldwide.  A perfect place for SBS students in any major to start their search!

Come to Career Services M-F 1:00-4:00pm for walk in hours to get help updating your resume and writing a cover letter,

or make an appointment with your Career Advisor to learn more about internship opportunities. 

Some of the PAID INTERNSHIPS currently listed in Idealist.org for BOSTON:

 

Two positions are available: 1.) Communications Intern and 2.) Database & Administrative Intern with The Scholars Strategy Network, a network that brings together many of America’s leading scholars to address pressing public challenges at the national, state, and local levels to improve public policy and enhance democracy.   http://www.idealist.org/view/internship/HmdJpd4ZZsCp/

 

Two positions are available: 1.) The Green Events Intern and 2.) Content & Digital Marketing Intern with The Massachusetts Energy Consumers Alliance (Mass Energy).  Mass Energy is a non-profit organization that has been working for 33 years to make energy more affordable and environmentally sustainable. http://www.idealist.org/view/internship/cpdS9jHP9GBD/

 

Summer Census Intern for the International Land Conservation Network (ILCN).  Housed at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, the ILCN aims to identify, expand upon, and connect private and civic (NGO) land conservation efforts throughout the world. One goal is to “map” existing networks and active organizations – essentially a census to use as a baseline to help measure change/growth in the global private land conservation movement over time. Intern(s) would assist with the implementation and analysis of the ILCN’s first International Private Land Conservation Census. http://www.idealist.org/view/internship/Zj43mzdZ9SsP/

 

Internship Placement and Program Intern with The Academic Internship Council (AIC), a leading US-based non-profit specializing in academic internships, provides quality programs for domestic and international university partners. This will involve conducting long-term research for on-going projects in the Boston office as well as assisting in daily operations and program management for international and domestic students. http://www.idealist.org/view/internship/x82D2GTSJtnp

 

Accounting and Loan Portfolio Intern at The Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation (CEDAC). CEDAC is a publicly-created community development finance organization that serves as a vital financial and technical assistance resource to nonprofit organizations engaged in effective community development.   http://www.idealist.org/view/internship/5p6W4pxbXkh4/

 

Events Intern, Primary Care Progress (PCP). PCP aims to revitalize primary care in the US, giving patients the care they want, need, and deserve. PCP achieves this by developing a new generation of leaders, advocates, and innovators in primary care who are using a grassroots organizing approach to effecting reform and improvement at their institutions and clinics. http://www.idealist.org/view/internship/f4x7dBzK5M3p/

 

Marketing Intern with The Boston Harbor Islands Alliance (BHIA), a non-profit organization committed to enlivening the Boston Harbor Islands national park area by raising funds and managing resources, developing and implementing a wealth of free public programs, and maintaining a vibrant public space close to the heart of downtown Boston. http://www.idealist.org/view/internship/xt3jfdz9TFsP/

 

Summer Intern with The Boston Bar Association, a fast-paced Beacon Hill non-profit association, seeks a resourceful and energetic college student to assist the Executive Director and other senior executives as necessary.http://www.idealist.org/view/internship/35Cdh94TH2xjd/

Wear Your Debt Day Speakout

It is time we start making the burden of student debt visible!
Join us on Thursday, April 23rd for Wear Your Debt Day for a speakout and rally against the outstanding cost of higher education by making our debt visible and speaking out about the ways this debt affects our lives.
IF YOU HATE YOUR STUDENT LOAN DEBT, CLICK JOIN

Average debt levels for all graduating seniors with student loans rose to $29,400 in 2012 and has been on the rise since, but we are here to remind you that you are not alone in this fight. Whether you have student debt yourself or know of someone who has it, we are gathering to demand more public funding for higher education. Creating solidarity among students is crucial in making a difference. Make a difference with us.

EVEN IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND THE EVENT, PLEASE JOIN US in wearing your debt throughout the day.

Keep an eye out for tables in the Student Union & Campus Center for materials!

If you do not have debt please come regardless to show your support for accessible and affordable education!

This event is organized by:

CEPA: Access and Affordability Core Team
The MASSPIRG Higher Education campaign
PHENOM

Learn More Here

Communications Internship – Paid

The Scholars Strategy Network (SSN) is looking for a part-time communications interns for the Spring, Summer, and Fall of 2015 to support the organization’s mission to improve public policy and enhance democracy by providing general support to the Director of Communications and Civic Outreach and other staff. This position is paid and requires a commitment of 10 to 15 hours per week. Additional hours may become available. Salary range is $14-$20 per hour based on qualifications and experience. SSN offices are located in One Mifflin Place, 4th Floor, Cambridge MA 02138. Work location is flexible.

About the Scholars Strategy Network
The Scholars Strategy Network brings together many of America’s leading scholars to address pressing public challenges at the national, state, and local levels. SSN members spell out the democratic and policy implications of their research in ways that are broadly accessible. SSN members engage in consultations with policymakers in Washington DC and state capitals. They make regular contributions to the media and share research findings with journalists and bloggers. SSN scholars are also committed to working closely with advocates and leaders of citizen associations to come to better understandings of the nation’s social and political challenges. Learn more at www.scholarsstrategynetwork.org.

Responsibilities

  • Compiling outreach materials for reporters on specific policy issues including inequality, money in politics, women’s political representation, women’s economic empowerment, and climate change
  • Compiling press clips
  • Identifying key journalists and communications opportunities
  • Editing and proofreading
  • Providing administrative support

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate student or advanced undergraduate student
  • Commitment to SSN’s mission
  • Eagerness to learn about the political process and media outreach strategies
  • Professional and positive demeanor and attitude
  • Flexibility to move among tasks
  • Ability to learn new skills
  • Requirements
  • General computer proficiency
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills

How to apply
Email a cover letter, resume, short writing sample, and names and contact info of two references to Avi Green at avi@scholarsstrategynetwork.org with subject line “SSN Communications Intern – [Your Name].” Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis until position is filled.

Database and Administrative Internship – Paid

Job Description
The Scholars Strategy Network (SSN) is looking for a Database and Administrative Intern. The intern will be responsible for tracking organizational success and communicating with our member scholars about the value they receive from being a part of SSN. The intern would also help SSN staff with both long- and short-term projects as needs arise. Finally, the intern will also be responsible for a number of general administrative duties, as noted below.

This position is paid and requires a commitment of 20 to 35 hours per week. Additional hours may become available. Salary range is $14-$20 per hour, based on qualifications and experience. SSN’s offices are located in Harvard Square, at in One Mifflin Pace, 4th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138. Hours are somewhat flexible. This intern would report to Paola Maynard-Moll, Assistant Director of Public Policy and Legislative Affairs.

Scholars Strategy Network – Mission Statement
The Scholars Strategy Network brings together many of America’s leading scholars to address pressing public challenges at the national, state, and local levels. As progressive-minded citizens, SSN members spell out the democratic and policy implications of their research in ways that are broadly accessible. SSN members engage in consultations with policymakers in Washington DC and state capitals. They make regular contributions to the media and share research findings with journalists and bloggers. SSN scholars are also committed to working closely with advocates and leaders of citizen associations to come to better understandings of the nation’s social and political challenges. Learn more at www.scholarsstrategynetwork.org.

Responsibilities

  • Track all efforts by SSN policy and communications staff to connect and promote the work of member-scholars using SSN’s project management system, Podio.
  • Communicate to member scholars in a timely manner to inform them of staff’s efforts to promote their research.
  • Assist staff in testing and finalizing the processes for tracking efforts and communicating with member scholars through Podio.
  • Assist staff on communications, outreach, policy, and development tasks and projects on an as-needed basis.
  • Provide general administrative support to staff, and in particular the Deputy Director of SSN, including but not limited to: scheduling, filing, data entry, taking of meeting minutes, printing and compiling meeting materials, proofreading etc.
  • Additional duties as assigned

Qualifications
The ideal candidate for this position would be:

  • A graduate student or advanced undergraduate student
  • Committed to SSN’s mission
  • Able to pick up on new computer systems quickly
  • Knowledgeable and comfortable working with databases
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Google Docs, Dropbox
  • Self-motivated and has a positive attitude
  • Flexible to move among tasks
  • Professional and positive demeanor/attitude
  • Adept at performing general administrative duties
  • Trustworthy and professional

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficient with online project management system, in particular Podio
  • Adept at scheduling meetings and conference calls with multiple participants
  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills
  • Capable of helping to teach others complex computer and database systems

How to apply
Email a cover letter, resume, and names and contact info of two references to Paola Maynard-Moll at intern@scholarsstrategynetwork.org with subject line “SSN Database and Administrative Intern – [Your Name].” Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis until position is filled.