Department of Politics news - 2/27/2023

1) Panetta Congressional Internship Program, deadline March 10 

This expenses-paid program includes a two-week academic orientation to national politics and protocol at the Panetta Institute in Monterey, CA, with an eleven-week experiential education as a Panetta intern in a Washington, D.C. office of a California member of the U.S. House of Representatives. The internship is open to students from all majors, but an applicant should have an interest in public service. To qualify, a student must be a U.S. Citizen and California resident, be enrolled in a degree-granting program at Cal Poly Humboldt, have achieved a minimum 60 graded units but no more than 120 units in Fall 2023 semester, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. For more details, see here.

2) Opportunity for first-year students: Prairie Creek hike, March 4

FYI, the QR code has changed since the last flyer for this event was circulated last week. The flyer below has the new code. Or here's the URL to which the code leads. 

3) Social Justice Summit, March 1-3

See the full schedule here.

4) 24th annual Latino Film Festival, Feb. 28-March 2

Learn more about this year's films and festival here.  

5) UC Irvine School of Law Pre-Law Outreach Program 

UC Irvine School of Law’s Pre-Law Outreach Program ("POP") is a program designed to help students from disadvantaged backgrounds understand the demands of law school, prepare for the law school application and admissions process, and be inspired to one day use their legal skills to give back to the community. Students from various universities and community colleges are selected each year to participate. Forty students are selected each year to participate. 

There is NO CHARGE for students admitted to the program, which provides: 

  •  A certificate for a free LSAT Review course. 
  • Detailed information on the law school admissions process. 
  • Detailed information about the costs of law school and financial aid. 
  • Advice about excelling in law school from law students, faculty, and recent graduates. 
  • Information about careers in law from practicing lawyers in many fields. 
  • Limited scholarships for transportation and/or housing costs. 

Applications are due March 31, 2023 at 5 p.m. For more information and to apply, visit our website. Questions? Email 

6) "Ask Me Anything" event with Sophie Egan


7) Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability information webinar, March 7

Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability holds online informational webinars for prospective students to learn more about graduate school options in our MBA in Sustainability and Center for Environmental Policy programs. Learn about our programs directly from Director Eban Goodstein and the admissions team. There will be a time for questions at the end of the session. A $65 application fee waiver is available to those who participate in the webinar. Learn more and RSVP here.

8) Asian Pacific Islander Capitol Association (APICA) seeks interns

The application deadline for the 2023 Summer Internship Program has been extended!
Applications are now due on Sunday, March 5th, 2023. Please use this Google Form application to submit all application materials. 
APICA is a non-partisan, non-profit organization of legislative staffers, lobbyists, and advocates, as well as other API professionals in the Capitol Community in Sacramento. We will host a 10-week summer internship at the State Capitol in Sacramento from June 19 to August 25. The internship is for current college students, 21 years of age or older at the time of the internship, who are interested in public policy and public service. All students are welcome to apply.

The program provides participants with a $4,960 stipend, an orientation and introduction to state government, mentorship with API Capitol staff, and a substantive, meaningful, in-person work experience in a legislative office in either the California State Assembly or California State Senate. Questions? E-mail

9) Indigenous Women's Leadership: The Next Generations, March 8

10am. Join the Conservation Through Reconciliation Partnership on International Women's Day (March 8, 2023) to honour and celebrate the next generation(s) of Indigenous women who are leading and managing conservation/land relationship initiatives. In this free webinar session, we will hear from young Indigenous women who are leading efforts to heal relationships with the lands and waters by revitalizing languages, knowledges, and teachings. These young women are lending their voices, energy, and strength for social and environmental justice to ensure a bright future for future generations. Register here.

10) Study abroad scholarship, deadline March 9

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, providing them with skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity. Applications are now being accepted for programs that start between May 1, 2023, and April 30, 2024. See here for details on how to apply. Award amounts vary (up to $5,000) depending on the student's recommendation group in the selection process, financial need, and length of the study abroad program.  


College Corps

Consider applying to the second cohort of the College Corps program. Each College Corps Fellow is placed with a local community non-profit organization that is focused on building a stronger and more resilient society.  Accepted fellows will need to commit to serve a total of 450 hours between August 1, 2023 to May 31, 2024 (~ 15 hours per week).  In exchange, they will receive a $7,000 living stipend, excellent work experience, plus a $3,000 Education Award upon successful completion. Applications will be accepted until all spots are filled. Fellow Applications for Cohort 2 are due by March 15, 2023. Here is also a short clip about our program. Questions? Email email

Kalb-Haston Awards, March 21


HEIF Idea Papers

Have an idea about how to make campus more sustainable? Submit your idea AND receive funding for it. Approximately $150,000 is available for on-campus ideas! The Humboldt Energy Independence Fund is a concept championed by students where student fee money is collected into a fund that is then available to students for sustainability projects on the Cal Poly Humboldt campus. If you want to learn more about HEIF, click here. Check out previous projects here. Submit your idea to this google form by March 10.