Department of Politics news - 4/10/2023

1) Decolonizing Sustainability Speaker Series, April 12

Active registration link here
Decolonizing Sustainability flyer

2) Governor's Office internship

The Office of Governor Gavin Newsom, Northern California External Affairs is seeking two interns for the Summer of 2023 to provide detail-oriented support to the NorCal External Affairs office. The ideal candidate possesses strong written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, a positive attitude, and a commitment to public service. Email for the position description and application details. Applications are due April 28.

3) CCAT Co-Directors sought

There will be a live informational session about these positions on Instagram April 12 at 5 p.m.
CCAT co-director flyer

4) "Humboldt Housing: Now and in the Future," April 17

OLLI Brown Bag Lunch Online Presentation (via Zoom) with Andrew Whitney of the Humboldt County Planning & Building Department. Andrew will explore the existing housing conditions in Humboldt County, providing context on jurisdictional planning efforts, local agency, developer, and non-profit organization involvement. Recent changes to California State housing law will be discussed. With this context established, the presentation will detail current efforts to increase the number of housing units available in Humboldt County, and the projects and programs to increase the quality and availability of housing in the county. The presentation will conclude with a look at demographic trends in the Humboldt County and housing’s role in environmental sustainability. Learn more or join via Zoom here.

5) Butte County Sustainable Communities Scholarship

Students who have graduated from a public high school in Butte County in the previous four academic years (2019 through 2022) AND are enrolled in a political science/environmental program are eligible. Two (2) $500 scholarships will be awarded. Political science majors from Butte County are encouraged to find out more information about this scholarship here. The deadline for applications is April 21.

6) Student Organizing Series

California Common Cause is once again hosting our Student Organizing Series, a 7-week virtual program that seeks to educate students on activism, community organizing, and democracy reform while introducing them to our work. The next session will begin the week of June 19th, 2023, and the application is now live here. Please direct any further inquiries to Alexandra Leal Silva ( or Alvin Valverde Meneses (

7) Learning Center Positions

The Learning Center is now hiring! We have about 30 positions open in all of our peer-to-peer support programs as well as for our front desk. Contact the Learning Center at with any questions.
Tutor, Writing Consultant, & Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leader Positions
- $16.20 an hour
- Up to 20 hours a week

Student Reception Assistants
- $15.50 an hour
- Federal Work-Study helpful
- Up to 20 hours a week

Advertising & Social Media Student Assistant
- Wages based on experience  
- 4 to 8 hours a week
More details and application information may be found here.

8) Careers in Environmental + Youth Activism

Looking for a career that allows you to learn skills in advocacy and organizing? The Student PIRGs are hiring for positions starting in Fall 2023, with some immediate positions available, to make a difference on important problems facing our communities. Apply here. Sign up here to learn more.

As an organizer you’ll train student activists to make a difference on key issues:

  • Commit states to 100% clean energy to fight climate change

  • Increase youth voter participation in elections

  • Fight plastic pollution and protect our oceans

  • Increase higher education affordability

  • Protect public health

  • Address basic needs in local communities

9) Submissions sought for poetry anthology
Booger! is an upcoming poetry anthology for the young and the young at heart to be published by The Press at Cal Poly Humboldt. We aim to inspire laughter, kindness, and the love of poetry. We are looking for children’s poetry written by the folx that make up and support our rich Cal Poly Humboldt community. If you are a student, teacher, alumnus, department staff, or any other kind of community member, then we want you to submit! Even if you have no background in poetry, now is your chance to try it out without fear of judgment. While we want this collection to be enjoyable for any reader, we’re envisioning our primary audience to be between the ages of four and eleven. Visit our website to learn more and submit. Submission deadline: May 1.
Booger poetry magazine flyer


ideaFest Registration is Now Open 

The Office of Research, Cal Poly Humboldt Library, and Marketing & Communications would like to invite you to participate in the 10th Annual ideaFest! Students, faculty, and staff from Cal Poly Humboldt will showcase research, live performances, creative projects, and more. The 2023 ideaFest will be held on Friday, May 5th, 2023. Click here for more information or to sign up. This will be a great venue for students to display previously presented professional posters or multimedia presentations at this campus-wide research & creative activities symposium. The deadline to register for ideaFest is Monday, April 24, 2023. Please note that MarCom will be available to print posters free of charge prior to the event. If you have any questions please contact the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs Foundation at (707) 826-4189 or email contact