Department of Politics news - 3/6/2023

1) Panetta Congressional Internship Program, deadline extended to March 20 

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 For more details, see here (disregard the outdated deadline).

2) "5 Years of Legal Cannabis in Canada: Lessons and Laments," March 6


3) Indigenous Food Sovereignty discussion, March 8

Register here.

4) "Women Forging Change," March 8


5) "The Environmental & Social Impacts of the California Gold Rush," March 8

Register here.

6) "Social Aspects in Decision-Making and Sustainability," March 8

March 8, 8am PST. TOSSA Sustainability Services is pleased to announce a series of free sustainability and life cycle assessment webinars. About this webinar: The still limited application of sound-science social assessment methods hinders better-informed decision-making at business and policy levels. Social aspects play a major role in the successful implementation of decisions whether it is an existing or new product/technology system, project, operations, policy etc. Social life cycle assessment (S-LCA) can be considered the best method to account for social impacts from a life cycle perspective. In this webinar, we are introducing the importance of considering social aspects in decision-making, S-LCA, its evolution and challenges for supporting sustainable decisions. See here for more information and a registration link.

7) ACAC Employer Panel & Reception, March 10

RSVP here

8) Associated Students elections  

See our website for more information.


Kalb-Haston Awards, March 21


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