SGA Judicial Advisers Needed for Spring 2015

October 24th, 2014 by sadler

The Judicial Advisers Program within the Student Government Association is hiring for Spring 2015.  We are a team of students who advocate on behalf of those involved in the conduct process at the school. This job opportunity is a wonderful way for students to get involved with advocacy, conduct issues, and students’ rights and have a true impact on the UMass community.

Time commitment: 10 hours a week
Pay rate: $9.00/hr.
Application Deadline: Friday November 14th by 5:00 PM.

The application can be found at: http://umass-sga.com/judicial-advisers/  and is also posted on the UMass student job board at http://www.umass.edu/umfa/job-board-detail/3264

Ritika Kumar
Attorney General
Student Government Association
University of Massachusetts
420 Student Union
Amherst, MA 01003

“Your Voice, Your Vote” College Tour

October 23rd, 2014 by sadler

Why should students vote in the midterm elections? What is really at stake? The College Democrats of Massachusetts invite you to hear from Congressman Joe Kennedy and Congressman Jim McGovern at UMass Amherst about the importance of student activism and why we all need to vote this November.

Brought to you by the College Democrats of Massachusetts, the event takes place on Tuesday October 28th in the Commonwealth Honors College Events Hall 160 East, from 12 to 1:30 pm.  RSVP is optional, but if you’d like to let them know you’re coming, go to the UDems facebook page and join the event!

Job Posting–Research Fellow at Stanford Law School

October 21st, 2014 by jfahey

About to graduate, and looking for some valuable experience before Grad School? Look no further than this fellowship from Stanford Law School, where several Professors are seeking Research Fellows starting the summer of 2015. Read below for more information about the posting at how to apply!

 

“RESEARCH FELLOW, STANFORD LAW SCHOOL (Fixed term) *multi-job posting

Commitment:

Full-time, starting Spring/Summer 2015.  Fellowships last for one year, with an option to renew for a second year by mutual agreement of
the professor and the fellow.

Description:

Assist with the research of Professors John J. Donohue, Daniel Ho, Daniel Kessler, and Alison Morantz at Stanford Law School.  Designed for graduating seniors or recent college graduates, fellowships provide a unique opportunity for those considering graduate school, law school, and/or business school in the future.

Prior Research Fellows have matriculated to Ph.D. programs at Harvard, Stanford, Yale, and MIT, and law school at Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and Columbia.  They have been drawn from a variety of undergraduate disciplines, including economics, political science, applied math, public policy, statistics, and computer science.

Successful applicants will be matched with a specific professor based on background and interests.  As full-time Stanford University employees, fellows will receive a competitive salary and benefits package, including full medical and dental insurance, access to campus athletic and academic facilities, paid vacation time, professional development funds, and the capacity to audit Stanford courses and attend on-campus lectures and seminars free of charge.

Job responsibilities will vary by position, but involve all aspects of the research process including:

·         Conceptualization of suitable empirical methodologies and models

·         Collecting, managing, and structuring quantitative datasets

·         Statistical analyses of complex datasets and interpretation of results

·         Communication with government officials, industry
stakeholders, and research collaborators

·         Report writing and manuscript preparation

Job qualifications:

·         Bachelor’s degree, preferably in the social sciences,
mathematics, or another relevant field

·         Outstanding academic credentials and intellectual creativity

·         Eagerness to take initiative and solve intricate problems

·         Excellent time-management skills and ability to work
effectively with minimal supervision

·         Experience in a quantitative discipline such as economics,
political science, statistics, applied math or engineering

·         Exceptional research and analytical writing skills

·         Programming experience in Stata, SAS, R, Python or other
languages is preferred, but not required

·         Prior research experience in the social sciences is
preferred, but not required

How to apply:

There will be two rounds of application review. The deadline for the first round is 11:59PM PST on Sunday, December 7, 2014. The deadline for the second round is 11:59PM PST on Sunday, February 1, 2015. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis and preference will be given to first-round applicants. Please note this position is not visa sponsorship eligible, but applicants with OPT are eligible for
this position. To apply, please do both of the following:

(1) Apply online at http://forms.law.stanford.edu/fellows/application. Upload a brief cover letter explaining your interest in the position, a resume, an unofficial transcript, a short academic writing sample, and at least two references with contact information. The writing sample should be an academic paper, preferably empirical or social science-related. Standardized test scores (e.g. GRE, LSAT, GMAT) will be considered, but are not required.

(2) Submit your resume online via the Stanford jobs website https://stanfordcareers.stanford.edu/job-search – enter the job number 64432 in the keyword search field to locate this job posting and apply.

If you have any additional comments or questions, please send them inan e-mail to fellows@law.stanford.edu.

Stanford complies with the Jeanne Clery Act and publishes crime statistics for the most recent three-year period. Stanford University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring qualified women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.”

Fellowship Opportunity at Partnership for Public Service–Deadline Oct. 24th!

October 21st, 2014 by jfahey

Look below for information regarding a fellowship with the non-partisan, non-profit Partnership for Public Service! Perfect for both undergrads and recent grads looking to spend time in D.C learning what it takes to be a public civil servant. Applications for the Spring Term are due October 24th!

“The Public Service Fellows Program at the Partnership for Public Service is an opportunity for undergraduate students, graduate students and recent graduates to participate directly in transforming the way government works while developing valuable professional skills.

At the Partnership, fellows are integral to the day-to-day operations, programs and activities of our organization. We value the contributions of fellows and work to provide relevant and useful experiences in return. Fellows are assigned substantive and meaningful work to support our wide variety of programs, events and projects to help revitalize the federal government by focusing on the people working in it. Fellows’ duties vary across the Partnership’s internal teams, but often include event planning and execution, conducting research, writing and preparing correspondence, and conducting outreach to external partners, such as government agencies and colleges and universities.

True to the Partnership’s emphasis on people, the fellows program incorporates opportunities for professional and personal growth through workshops and trainings specifically geared toward students and young professionals. We also strive to ensure a quality experience in terms of work and personal relationships throughout the fellowship term. Fellows also receive the following stipends:
• Full-time fellows with an undergraduate or graduate degree receive $1000 per month.
• Full-time fellows who are currently undergraduate students receive $800 per month.
• Stipends for part-time fellows will be pro-rated accordingly.
Who Should Apply
The Partnership strives to be an inclusive organization that fosters learning, collaboration and respect. We actively recruit for diversity in our workplace, believing that a range of backgrounds, perspectives and experiences contributes to our mission of revitalizing government. We seek extraordinary undergraduate students, graduate students and recent graduates with:
• A commitment to public service
• Strong written and oral communication
• Analytical thinking
• An ability to work well in teams
There is no single academic major or background we prefer over another—if you share our passion and are committed to developing your skills while gaining valuable experience, we want to hear from you!

The application for the Spring 2015 term closes on Friday, October 24. Apply today!”

Advising FAQ: When should I choose classes for Spring 2015?

October 20th, 2014 by sadler

Enrollment for Spring 2015 starts November 12 and we’re already hearing from students who want to choose their classes for spring RIGHT NOW!  We urge each of you to take a deep breath and consider the following:

  • Spring classes should be visible in SPIRE sometime between Oct 25-30.  Once they are visible in SPIRE, you can put classes in your shopping cart.
  • Putting a class in your shopping cart will NOT guarantee you a seat.  You cannot enroll in any classes until your SPIRE enrollment appointment.
  • Your SPIRE enrollment appointment (both date and time) depends on how many credits you have completed PLUS the number of credits in which you are currently enrolled.  (e.g. If you are currently a sophomore, but you will have 57 credits at the end of this semester, you will be enrolling as a junior and will have access to classes restricted to juniors.  Conversely, you will not be able to automatically enroll in courses restricted to sophomores.)
  • The only people who should be putting classes in their shopping carts once classes are visible in SPIRE are students who will be enrolling as SENIORS, and maybe second semester juniors.
  • If you are not a senior or a junior and you fill your shopping cart with classes weeks in advance of your enrollment date, you may just be filling your shopping cart with broken dreams.
  • No matter what your academic level, you should plan to enroll in classes at or shortly after the precise time of your SPIRE enrollment appointment.  Do not wait too long, or classes will fill up.
  • You do NOT need to meet with an advisor to enroll in your classes. But if you want a second opinion about your choices, feel free to meet with Barb, Harita, Lori, or a peer advisor to find out if there are other options that might work better for you.
  • If you plan to meet with an advisor, please MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.  If you do not make an appointment, there is no guarantee that an advisor will be available when you come in.
  • If you do plan to meet with an advisor to review your classes, don’t make the appointment too early in the process. Make the appointment a day or two before (or the day of) your enrollment appointment.
We will open extra advising hours and we look forward to helping you during Spring enrollment!

Time to enroll in winter online courses!

October 16th, 2014 by sadler
Want to get ahead by taking an online course during winter session? Winter courses are up on SPIRE and enrollment opened October 15!
Here’s how to enroll for winter:
  1. Log into SPIRE.
  2. Click the Main Menu dropdown.
  3. Click Enrollment.
  4. Click Summer/Winter Enroll Appt.
  5. Scroll, scroll, scroll to the bottom of the screen.
  6. Click the green button that says [Request CPE Enrollment Appointment].

Now, when you go back to your enrollment page, you’ll see Winter 2015 and you can search for classes and enroll immediately!

An Evening with Alumni Justices: Networking Event

October 9th, 2014 by jfahey

The Legal Alumni Network is pleased to present the first-ever panel of our distinguished alumni who have risen to be noted and influential members of the Massachusetts judiciary.  A van has been rented for students and there is a possibility that the fee will be waived. If you are interested and definitely want to attend, please email events@polsci.umass.edu to reserve your seat! 

Join fellow alumni interested in the legal field to hear our expert panel of alumni justices share insights, challenges and advice.  They will also share how UMass helped jump start their careers in the law. 

Date & Location

Date: 10/16/2014
Time: 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

225 Franklin St.
Boston, MA 02110
617.287.3030


Read the biographies of our panelists:

  • The Honorable Judd. J. Carhart ’71
  • The Honorable William J. Meade ’86
  • The Honorable Mary T. Sullivan ’75
  • The Honorable David A. Lowy ’83
  • The Honorable Christine M. Roach ’76
  • The Honorable Mary-Lou Rup ’70

Additional discussion topics will include: 

  • Breaking through the job market and leveraging career opportunities
  • Demystifying the judicial nomination and appointment process
  • Tips for the practitioner
  • The rising visibility and profile of our university and alumni
  • Engaging young alumni through outreach, support, networking and internships

5:30 p.m.  Networking and Hors d’oeuvres
6:00 p.m.  Panel Discussion

Cost:  $25 per person. A cash bar will be available.

Register early to take advantage of this great opportunity to leverage your UMass connections and expand your professional network.

Please contact Peter Farrell at PFarrell@smithbrink.com or 617.657.0163 or the Alumni Association at alumni@admin.umass.edu or 800.456.8627 with any questions regarding the event.

Add your name to the Legal Alumni Network contact list to be notified of upcoming events.

Be sure to RSVP to events@polsci.umass.edu soon!

Post Graduation Opportunity with Fund for the Public Interest

October 9th, 2014 by jfahey

This message was forwarded to us by Alexander Stanton ’14, a UMass alum!

“**Post-Graduation 2015 Job Opportunities Making Social Change**

We’re looking for smart, hard-working students who work well in a team and are eager to make real change after graduation.

The Fund for the Public Interest partners with leading nonprofit groups from around the country, providing the kind of people power it takes to build organizations for the long-term, win hard-fought campaigns, and make real change on some of the most important issues of our day. And we’re hiring!

Specifically, we’re hiring Citizen Outreach Directors to run our grassroots campaign offices across the country next fall — working on behalf of groups like Environment America and US PIRG.

We are looking for smart, motivated students who want to get their hands dirty and make a real impact on some of the most critical issues facing our society.

If you are interested in applying, visit our website at www.fundjobs.org, or contact me directly – 413-313-1839astanton@fundstaff.org .

I’m looking forward to speaking with you all about our positions!”

Good luck applying, seniors!

Spring Internship at the Middle East Institute

October 9th, 2014 by jfahey

Below is a message from the Middle East Institute regarding internship opportunities starting in January of 2015. More information can be found at their website here. 

“The Leadership Development Internship Program at the Middle East Institute is designed to provide students or recent graduates considering a career in a Middle East related field with hands-on experience in a Washington-based, nonprofit organization that focuses exclusively on the Middle East. Interns obtain guidance, experience, and exposure to the Washington policy and scholarly community while developing professional skills with interns from all over the world.

MEI offers an array of internship opportunities that engage a wide range of professional interests and talents. On a given day, former Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford’s research assistant might conduct open-source news analysis of extremist and moderate Syrian groups on Twitter and YouTube, while our Programs and Communications interns might organize and help host a panel to discuss cultural racketeering and antiquities theft in Egypt. With over 20 intern positions across 7 different departments, we have a variety of positions that attract a very diverse pool of interns.

Although our internships are unpaid, MEI works to ensure that its interns are compensated for their contributions. We offer free language classes, daily travel reimbursement, a year-long subscription to the Middle East Journal, and a series of talks, the Intern Development Series, exclusively dedicated to advancing our interns’ professional lives and their knowledge of the region.”

To apply for an internship, please send the items below in PDF format to Peter Boal at internships@mei.edu. Format the email’s subject according to the following model: Last Name- Spring Internship Application.

  1.  Cover letter
  2.  Resume
  3.  One professional and two academic references (contact information only; no letters, please)
  4.  Five-page (maximum), double-spaced writing sample on a topic relevant to current events in the Middle East
  5. College transcript (official or unofficial).

NOTE: Interested applicants from all academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. However, preference will be given to those applicants with superior writing, organization, word-processing, and Middle Eastern language skill.”

Good luck!

Internship with the Washington Center

October 7th, 2014 by jfahey

There is a great opportunity this Thursday for students to learn about Washington, DC internships with The Washington Center.  An enriching experience for those studying anything from History to Communication and beyond. Learn more about The Washington Center here. 

TWC will be coming to campus to do an info session on Oct 9th, 11:45-12:45 in the Goodell Lounge. All majors can apply to this program. They have several “tracks” that include Arts, Science, Technology, Business, Criminal Justice, Media, International and Politics.

The internship is of special interest to MA residents as it can become quite expensive for out-of-state residents. 3.0 GPA required.

For Legal Studies and Political Science Major students who are interested, there is a UMass alum of TWC who would love to speak to you about their experience! If interested, email Michelle Goncalves at mgoncalves@polsci.umass.edu.