NEWS FOR POLITICS STUDENTS -- 2-20-2020

  1. David “Gypsy” Chain Memorial Scholarship. Eligibility: Be a first-year (continuing) student at HSU or CR, who is dedicated to protecting our region’s forests or natural environment through scholarship, community organizing, or other activities. Application deadline March 16. On Feb. 20, drop in at the HSU Library Fishbowl (LIB 209) from 4:30-5:30pm to meet the 2019 recipient and learn more about this scholarship. Read about the scholarship and about Gypsy Chain’s legacy here.
  2. Local political organizing job for graduating seniors. SEIU Local 2015, the union for California’s long-term care workers, is hiring entry-level, full-time political organizers in Eureka, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Work at the grassroots level to build member political leadership and skill. Politics Dept. alumna Alexis Brown (2019) works with SEIU Local 2015 in Eureka and invites anyone who has questions about this position to phone or email her (707-624-0438; aob11@humboldt.edu). See here for a link to the job description and application instructions.
  3. Zero Waste Strategic Programs Interns; application deadline March 23. The Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN) is looking for two students who are excited about the Circular Economy and campus zero waste infrastructure. This is a paid, summer internship in Philadelphia. Interns will gain a thorough understanding of the intersections of the global waste crisis with broader social and environmental justice movements, as well as the relationship between campus contracts and partnerships. More details 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 final deadline is March 6. No political experience is required to apply. Learn more and apply here.
  5. Summer Campaign Job Opportunities. Want to spend your summer building skills that will help you launch your career, while working on urgent issues you care about, like protecting the environment and our public health, and making good money? The Fund for the Public Interest is seeking individuals with a passion for social change to fill citizen outreach and Field Manager positions across the country this summer. Find out more and apply here. We’ll be on your campus on 2/24, 2/25, & 2/26; call us at 303-573-5858 to schedule an interview. We are also hiring for career positions for graduating seniors; consider starting your career in activism, nonprofits, and political work as a Canvass Director. To apply online, see here.
  6. HSU MA in English-Applied English. Looking to further your academic career? Join us for an informative workshop about the MA in English —Applied English Studies emphasis, including helpful tips on how to apply. Feb. 28, 11am-12pm, FH 181. See the attached flyer.
  7. CH6CK IT Anniversary Party. This Friday, Feb. 21, 7-10pm, KBR. Come celebrate community and the amazing consent-centered work students are doing across campus. Interactive booths, free food, limited edition t-shirt, DJ, karaoke group performances, and more! To stay up to date, follow us @checkithsu. If you have any questions, please email Mary Sue at mss62@humboldt.edu. See the attached flyer.
  8. Department of State internship, deadline March 2. The U.S. Department of State is now accepting applications for its fall 2020 Student Internship Program (unpaid). Visit the Intern page of their Careers site for more information about Internship Program, and to start the online application process via USAJobs