Department of Politics news - 1/30/2023

1) Black Liberation Month 2023
The theme for Cal Poly Humboldt's Black Liberation Month 2023 is “#KuumbaForLiberation.” Kuumba means creativity in Swahili and is one of the nguzu saba's seven principles which guide the work being done in the Umoja Center for Pan African Excellence. The Umoja Center and our campus collaborators have cooked up some great opportunities for students and the rest of our campus community. See here for details.
2) Faculty candidate research talk, teaching demo, and meet and greet
3) "Indigenous Knowledge and Data Sovereignty: Challenges and Opportunities," Feb. 1
Active Zoom link here. (Meeting ID: 848 9673 9922. Passcode: 448852.)
Plan ahead! Future lectures in this series take place Feb. 8 and 15.
4) Paralegal Recruiting Event for Undergraduate Students & Recent Graduates, Feb. 1
10am PT. The Department of Justice Antitrust Division’s Diversity Committee is hosting a virtual panel for undergraduate students and recent graduates who are interested in applying to a Paralegal Specialist position at the DOJ. The event will be hosted on WebEx, and those interested in attending can register here.
5) Conversations on Altruism series, Feb. 3  
6) 2023-2024 Applications for student positions in RAMP due Feb. 3

Retention through Academic Mentoring is seeking students to apply to work as First-Year and College-Based mentors next year. Peer mentors:

  • Help fellow students develop positive academic habits and study skills.
  • Teach fellow students about the campus culture and help them find their niche.
  • Clarify university policies and procedures.
  • Direct fellow students to campus and community resources and services.
  • Let fellow students know about all the cool stuff happening on campus.
  • Support students!

The job announcement and application are available on Handshake and on the RAMP website (see the First-Year and College Based tabs). The application is also advertised on instagram:,  @humboldt.ramp. Paper applications are also available upon request. If you have any questions please email or call Sammi Martinez- 707.826.4585, Henry Solares- 707.826.5252, or Tracy Smith- 707.826.5251.


7) International Education Week, Feb 6-10 
The theme this year is "Global Futures: Envisioning a Sustainable, Equitable, and Transcultural Tomorrow." This Cal Poly Humboldt event is free and open to the public! There are 37 events scheduled, including featured speakers, a keynote speaker, faculty research presentations, info sessions on study abroad, the Peace Corps, and the State Department, and fun evening events like Diaspora Day, International Film Night, and Global Dance night!
See the website here for a full schedule of IEW events and the flyer below for the keynote address. A sample of events:
  • "The World is Watching: Explaining the Results and the Potential Global Implications of the U.S. Midterms to a European Audience"
  • "Subnational Diplomacy - Fragmentation or Better Representation?" 
  • "The United Nations Security Council: Evaluating Effectiveness and Prospects for Reform"
  • "Ukraine Conflict: Western Parts and Components Found in Russian Military Equipment" 
  • "State Department Internships"
8) Labor Summer Internship Program, applications due Feb. 15
Spend your summer learning about social and economic justice and exploring the intersections of race, class, gender, and immigration in the labor movement! Labor Summer is a full-time, PAID, intensive eight-week internship program designed to train the next generation of labor and community leaders. After receiving training from the Labor Summer team, you will be paired with a labor or community organization to apply your skills in real-world settings on issues vital to the state’s working people. You’ll also gain the skills and networks to explore and prepare for labor-related jobs after graduation.
  • Labor Summer runs June 20 - August 11, 2023
  • All programming will be in-person!
  • Open to rising juniors and seniors, graduating students, and graduate students
  • Undergraduates are paid $20/hr and graduate students are paid $22/hr
  • Applications are DUE Wednesday, February 15, 2023
  • Learn more about the Labor Summer Internship Program on our website. 
  • Check out our FAQ page
  • Even more questions? Email Clementina Jara at 
9) Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities internships, deadline Feb. 28
The HACU National Internship Program (HNIP) is seeking applicants for its summer 2023 internship session. HNIP provides students the opportunity to receive valuable work experience through paid internships with federal agencies and private corporations nationwide. Open to undergrads, graduate students, and recent grads. See here for further details and information on how to apply.
10) MMANC Winter Forum, March 3
The Municipal Management Association of Northern California, a membership organization of local government management professionals located throughout the 49 counties of Northern California, will host this year’s MMANC Winter Forum, a one-day conference, on March 3 at the Stockton Arena. This year's theme, "Data Deep Dive," highlights the growth of data in local government. The day-long program will bring data to life for attendees. From hands-on activities and case studies to industry best practices and data innovation, attendees will walk away with a new understanding of how data can expand local government services and new skills to bring to their studies and future roles in serving Northern California communities. This year we are offering current students and recent graduates the opportunity to attend the Winter Forum at a discounted rate with a student membership. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Networking event to follow.  
$500 Politics Department Scholarship