NEWS FOR POLITICS STUDENTS -- 1-21-2020

  1. Climate activism virtual internship. Gain practical experience working with a team of students from across the nation in the development, execution and assessment of a social media campaign in support of a national climate education project, Solve Climate By 2030. This is a virtual internship. You must be available for group strategy meetings, presentations, and on-line discussion Monday evenings from 8-10 PM EST every week, and commit to an additional three hours of group and individual work each week. The internship begins on Feb. 3 and runs through April 15 for a total of 10 weeks. Apply here.
  2. 2020 CSU Student Research Competition. Students are invited to submit a written summary of their research or creative presentations to the Office of Research by Jan. 31. If selected, students will compete at CSU East Bay, on April 24-25. The Office of Research will pay approved travel costs for up to 10 students selected to represent HSU. Cash awards will be provided to the outstanding presenter in each category. See here for more details. 
  3. RAMP mentor employment opportunities. The Retention through Academic Mentoring Program (RAMP) is hiring mentors for 2020-21. Deadline to apply is Feb. 3. Mentors are part-time student staff members that are responsible for fostering an environment of peer academic support and encouragement for new first-year students. Mentors must be able to commit to the entire academic year for 2020-2021. There are also multiple mandatory mentor education days in the spring 2020 semester on Friday afternoons from 3-6pm, starting March 27 and continuing until the end of the semester. This is a paid position at $13/hour. Learn more about RAMP and how to apply here.
  4. Amplify Organizing Fellowship. Amplify is looking for low-income and working-class students who are passionate about progressive causes. Fellows will receive training, mentorship, and paid summer organizing positions. The priority deadline is Feb. 5. No political experience is required to apply. Learn more and apply here.
  5. Social Justice Summit proposals sought. The HSU MultiCultural Center will present the 26th Annual Social Justice Summit on March 2-7. The theme this year is “Demanding Radical Reform: Justice Now!!!” Are you interested in presenting a workshop or facilitating a panel? Proposals are due Feb. 7. For details, descriptions, and more, visit the Summit Proposal page.
  6. Sustainability Leadership Training. The C2C Fellows Network at the Bard Center for Environmental Policy is a national program for undergraduates and recent graduates aspiring to leadership work in sustainable politics, NGO’s and business. C2C’s intensive skills-based weekend workshops include young people from across the country. The next workshop will be March 6-8. The $30 registration fee includes meals and housing. Students often receive funding to attend this conference from their student governments or sustainability offices. Learn more and apply here.
  7. University of Wisconsin graduate study visiting day. Current juniors and seniors from under-represented backgrounds (especially students of color and first-generation college students) who have the potential for graduate study in political science are invited to attend the University of Wisconsin, Madison’s second annual diversity visiting day on Friday, April 24. UW will cover all expenses related to transportation, housing, and dining. Students will participate in conversations with faculty and graduate students about current political science research; applying to graduate school, graduate school life, and post-graduate school career paths; and the support networks available to first-generation graduate students and students from underrepresented backgrounds. Send a cover letter, transcript (unofficial is fine), and a letter of recommendation to Dr. Nadav Shelef at shelef@wisc.edu by Feb. 15.
  8. U.S.-Arab Relations summer internship. The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations' Washington, DC Summer Internship Program offers undergraduate students a 10-week professional, academic, and career opportunity internship in the nation's capital. The program features a mix of professional involvement, intellectual challenge, career exploration, and cultural encounters. Fellows will receive a $1,000 stipend. Application deadline is Feb. 21. Learn more and apply here.
  9. Social Justice Summer internship. Sponsored by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and Harvard University, the Union Scholars Program is a 10-week summer internship for students of color who are passionate about social justice, with an emphasis on workers' rights. Students will get hands-on organizing experience with union members in public service jobs and talk to workers about gaining a voice on the job, fair wages and benefits, and building power in the workplace. The deadline to apply is Feb. 28. Learn more and apply here.
  10. CivicSpark. CivicSpark is a Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps program dedicated to building capacity for local governments to address community resilience issues such as climate, water, housing, and mobility. CivicSpark is looking for upcoming and recent college graduates who want to gain real-world experience and start their career in the sustainability and resilience fields. Learn more here. The deadline for priority applications for the 2020-21 service year is Feb. 29.

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