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Events and Opportunities 9.18.2014


Internship and Job Opportunities with Environment Massachusetts

Apply to be a Campaign Organizer
2 years of action for our environment, our democracy, our future

My name is Ben Hellerstein and I’m the solar campaign organizer for Environment Massachusetts. We're part of the Public Interest Network, and we’re hiring!

To learn more and apply, visit www.publicinterestnetwork.org/page/pin/campaign-organizer. Our early application deadline is October 5th.

The Public Interest Network, which includes Environment America, PIRG and other groups, is hiring graduating seniors to join our team of 50 campaign organizers. It’s a two-year program that gives you a chance to make a difference on some of the most important issues of our time.

Campaign organizers work together to organize and mobilize citizens to take on global warming, antibiotic overuse, fracking, GMO foods, money in politics, clean water and other issues.

As a campaign organizer, your top focus is getting people involved and building the power it takes to win real change. You'll organize press conferences, talk to reporters, build powerful coalitions, and do what it takes to win.

Visit www.publicinterestnetwork.org/page/pin/campaign-organizer to apply. Our early application deadline is October 5th.

And if you’re not graduating this year, you should apply to be an Environment Massachusetts intern -- you’ll learn how to make an impact on critical issues, and there’s no better way to launch your career with us. Visit http://bit.ly/1eY9pA9 to learn more and apply for an internship this fall.

Questions? Feel free to contact me at 617-747-4368 or ben@environmentmassachusetts.org. I look forward to hearing from you!


NATO Youth Summit 2014 2nd call

I would like to inform you that the third edition of the Model NATO Youth Summit (MoNYS) has opened its call for applicants to participate in the summit during the 1st-7th  Decemeber, 2014, in Podgorica, Montenegro.

MoNYS is grateful to the hundreds of universities and relevant faculties that it has worked with in the past two editions and looks forward to continuing, as well as creating new fruitful, productive and enriching dealings with the best of students from universities across the globe.

Due to this, we look forward to receiving new delegations, with the 2nd call for participants scheduled 5st-15th September, 2014.

For more information about the summit, please refer to our website: www.natoyouthsummit.org.


Call for Submissions - Columbia Undergraduate Law Review

The  Columbia Undergraduate Law Review, a journal of undergraduate legal scholarship based at Columbia University in the City of New York, is accepting submissions for its Fall 2014 issue. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, October 5th at 11:55pm  but we encourage you to submit before that deadline. In recognition of the various paths undergraduates may take to study law, we welcome submission of research articles, senior theses, and essays embracing a wide range of topics and viewpoints related to the field of law. Undergraduate students in any major, track, or class year should thus feel free to send us their work. Check out www.columbia.edu/cu/culr to view  past journals or to read our mission statement.

Submissions should be double-spaced in Microsoft Word .doc or .docx format, follow the Chicago style, and include endnotes as well as a Works Cited section. Although we will consider submissions of any length, the majority of published pieces range from 20 to 25 pages. It would be highly appreciated if longer papers could be shortened to fit this page length recommendation before submission. In the document, please also include the following information: 

  1. Your name
  2. Current email address and phone number
  3. Undergraduate college/university
  4. Year of graduation
  5. Title
  6. Indicate whether the paper is about: International Law, Domestic Law, Historical Law, or Other
  7. 250-word abstract
  8. Short explanation of when and why paper was initially written

Kindly submit your article on our website under the "Submissions"  tab rather than emailing us directly. However, please do not hesitate to contact us at culreboard@columbia.edu with any questions or concerns.


Exciting Grassroots Internship

My name is Ryan Holmes and I'm the Regional Field Director for Middlesex County for the Coalition to Protect Massachusetts Jobs. Our campaign is organizing efforts to educate the residents of MA about Question 3 on the November ballot and we’re running a statewide program backed up by a broad-based group of supporters and public endorsers.

I'm reaching out to you because I have an exciting internship opportunity for any Harvard students who are interested in getting a start in grassroots political organizing. Interns for the Coalition will have the opportunity to help organize and participate in canvasses, phone banks, and work community and voter outreach events to help ensure that the current casino gaming law stands. If these casino and hotel facilities are built, there will be thousands of permanent jobs in over 400 different classifications, especially in the hospitality sector. Interns would certainly be prime applicants for those future careers.

Contact ryan@protectmassjobs.com


Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy in Boston Monday September 29

As you may know, Idealist.org will be hosting a graduate and professional schools fair on Monday, September 29th from 5pm-8pm at the Boston University, George Sherman Union (775 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor). To that end, in case you have any undergraduate students who may be considering graduate school in the fields of Urban Planning or Public Policy, I wanted to let you know that we will have a representative on site at this fair to answer any questions your students may have.  

We ask that you please direct your students to meet with us at the fair on Monday, September 30th from 5:00- 8:00 pm. The Bloustein School offers masters and doctoral degrees in planning and public policy, as well as approximately 15 research institutes working on specific aspects within policy and planning.  Should you have some students who are unable to make it to the grad school fair on campus, but who remain interested in obtaining information on our program, please let them know that they can contact me directly with their queries.  Additional information can be found on our web site as well: www.policy.rutgers.edu.

Recently, we have partnered with Idealist.org in creating a web series of short videos designed to help students better understand the graduate school application process, called GradSchool101.  It is a series of 10 short videos that provide tips on everything from financial aid requirements, to choosing the right graduate program, to putting together an effective personal statement, etc. The series can be found here: http://www.idealist.org/explore/gradschool101


Weatherhead Center for International Affairs: Fall 2014 Opportunities for Undergraduates

Thursday, October 2, 4-5:30 pm.: Weatherhead Center for International Affairs OPEN HOUSE Reception for Undergraduates

The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs invites Harvard undergraduates to an open house reception to meet Fellows, faculty, visiting scholars, associates, graduate students, and staff of the Center. Students can learn about opportunities for undergraduates such as summer travel grants for thesis research, study groups, IRC events, thesis research workshops, seminars on a wide range of international topics, grants for student groups, and information on our affiliates. The Weatherhead Center's affiliates look forward to meeting undergraduates!

Refreshments will be served!


The United States Military Academy at West Point 66th Annual Student Conference on United States Affairs (SCUSA): Application Deadline is October 6

An exciting opportunity for Harvard undergraduates who are interested in learning about U.S. foreign policy issues and international affairs, SCUSA provides a wonderful experience for undergraduates in social science disciplines from different universities around the world. The three-day conference brings over 200 students together to participate in round-table discussions about current United States foreign policy issues. Participants or “delegates” work together on round-tables to come up with solutions to many different domestic and international issues. Students who have attended in past years have found the conference to be both a wonderful educational experience as well as a very unique opportunity to experience life at West Point Academy. The 2014 conference takes place November 12-15 and is entitled “What's The Worst That Could Happen?: The Politics and Policy of Crisis Management.” Please visit the SCUSA web site for more information on the conference at: http://www.westpoint.edu/scusa/SitePages/Home.aspx. Interested undergraduates should submit a 1-2 page statement of interest and a resume to Clare Putnam at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. Applicants should try to speak directly as to why a participating conference in a military environment is important to their intellectual and professional growth.  Please submit via e-mail to cputnam@wcfia.harvard.edu no later than Monday, October 6. This is a firm deadline and proposals will not be considered after this date.



The Weatherhead Center is pleased to offer grants to support undergraduate field research or field experience in the areas of international relations, international trade and economic affairs, international development, international negotiation and dispute resolution, and global governance and affairs. The Center will award four to six Juster Fellowships this year. The size of the grants will vary depending on the country of destination, length of stay, and type of program in which the recipient will be participating, as well as on the applicant’s individual budget. Harvard College sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible to apply to pursue field research or field experiences in international affairs. Most grants will be awarded to students in the social sciences (anthropology, economics, government, history, social studies, and sociology), but the Center may support applications from students in other fields that meet the criteria outlined here. Grants will support projects to be carried out during winter intersessions, summers, or term-time leaves of absence. Funds may be used for internationally focused field experiences or field research, including (but not of necessity tied to) research in support of senior theses. The Center will judge each proposal on the strength of its research design and methodology, the applicant’s preparation for the project, the demonstrated academic talent of the applicant, the feasibility of the project and the need for field research to fulfill its goals, and its relevance to the grant’s areas of focus as stated above. Applicants should be certain to give their recommenders a copy of their proposal to read before letters of recommendation are written.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants for the Juster Fellowships must complete an electronic application on-line in CARAT (the Central Application for Research and Travel). A complete application consists of the CARAT cover sheet and budget, a resume or CV, a proposal not longer than 750 words, a current grade record/transcript, and two letters of recommendation. All of these materials except for the two letters of recommendation should be uploaded to your CARAT application by October 15. The letters of recommendation should be emailed or mailed directly to Clare Putnam at the Weatherhead Center so that she receives them by October 15. In your proposal, please outline the field research or field experience you are proposing, clearly state the objectives of the project, and explain how this project or experience relates to and is important to your academic and personal interests and goals. To begin your application in CARAT, please go to https://asperin.fas.harvard.edu/carat/.


Undergraduate research assistant for educational technology project

Research assistant needed to design and develop laboratory demonstrations and experiments for social science courses, including Psychology and Government. Our long term goal is to make a variety of exciting experiments available to Harvard courses and more widely on the internet.  In this role, you will be part of a multi-disciplinary team working with undergraduates, graduate students, and Professors Ken Nakayama (Psychology), Ryan Enos (Government), and Krzysztof Gajos (Computer Science).  Requirements: An interest in social and/or behavioral sciences and education.  Programming skills preferred, but not required.  Hours: 8-10 per week subject to negotiation.  If interested, contact Sarah Cohan at sarahc@wjh.harvard.edu with information about yourself and your interest.


Internship Positions at NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts

I am reaching out to you today to inform you about three internship positions open at NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts:

Event Planning & Membership Intern

Communications & Social Media Intern

Communications & Graphic Design Intern

We are looking for candidates that are committed to mission and vision of NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts, and that are interested in gaining real work experience through a 10-20 hour per week internship this semester in fundraising and communications.

Each position is unpaid however; students that qualify are welcome to apply to for the NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts Diversity Scholarship which students can learn more about at: http://www.prochoicemass.org/about-us/jobs-and-internships.shtml


Environmental Job Opportunity

Early Fall Application Deadline: October 11, 2014

Click here to request more information about Green Corps


Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the
biggest environmental challenges of our day.

In Green Corps’ yearlong paid program, you’ll get intensive training in the skills you need to make a difference in the world. You’ll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems — global warming, deforestation, water pollution, factory farming and many others — with groups like Sierra Club and Food & Water Watch. And when you graduate from Green Corps, we’ll help you find a career with one of the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups.

For more information, read on or visit http://www.greencorps.org/findoutmore.

In your year with Green Corps:

Be trained by the best: Green Corps organizers take part in trainings with leading figures in the environmental and social change movements: people like Adam Ruben, former political director and current board president of MoveOn.org, and Bill McKibben, author and founder of 350.org.

Gain experience across the country: Green Corps sends organizers to jumpstart campaigns for groups such as Rainforest Action Network, Power Shift, and Environment America in San Francisco, Chicago, Boston and dozens of other places in between.

Make an impact on today’s environmental challenges: Green Corps organizers have built the campaigns that helped keep the Arctic safe from drilling; led to new laws to support clean, renewable energy; convinced major corporations to stop dumping in our oceans; and much, much more.

Get paid! Green Corps organizers earn a salary of $25,000. Organizers also have a chance to opt into our health care program with a pre-tax monthly salary deferral. We offer paid sick days and holidays, two weeks paid vacation and a student loan repayment program for those who qualify.

Launch your career: Green Corps will help connect you to environmental and progressive groups that are looking for full-time staff to build their organizations and help them create social change and protect our environment.


White House Office of Presidential Correspondence | Spring 2015 Associate Program Deadline Tomorrow

The White House Office of Presidential Correspondence (OPC) Associate Program is currently available to students and recent graduates.  Associates work alongside our staff and interns, gaining valuable professional experience while learning about the White House and the Federal Government, and serve in the office for a minimum of 30 hours per week. 

Applicants must be at least 18 years old, hold U.S. citizenship, and they must be currently enrolled in or recently finished with a degree seeking program.  The Spring 2015 program runs from January 13 – May 1.  The final deadline to apply is tomorrow, Friday, September 19, 2014.

This is an unpaid position.  If a student or graduate is interested in applying, please encourage them to email a resume and a statement of interest to OPCAssociate@who.eop.gov.  Applicants interested in opportunities involving time commitments less than 30 hours per week, may submit a resume and statement of interest to OPCStudentVolunteers@who.eop.gov.



Become an SCI AmeriCorps Member!


SCI has AmeriCorps members at various host sites across Eastern Massachusetts.  SCI AmeriCorps members aim to build social capital in their communities through civic engagement opportunities, while gaining valuable experience in the process!   


Accepting Applications Now!

We are currently accepting applications for our positions that begin in Sept. 2014!  Our host sites are located in Boston, Dorchester, Mattapan, Woburn, Lynn, Chinatown, Fall River and other parts of Eastern MA.  SCI AmeriCorps members serve as either Volunteer Outreach Coordinators (VOC) or Youth Leadership Coordinators (YLC).

Volunteer Outreach Coordinators (VOC) will develop and implement practices for effective volunteer engagement at their host sites, drawing on SCI’s emphasis on relationship development and nurturing local social networks. Full position description attached at the bottom.

Youth Leadership Coordinators (YLC) increase the capacity of host sites to implement social capital building,youth engagement and community service-learning (CSL) as strategies to achieve high educational outcomes. Full position description attached at the bottom.

Please review the position descriptions and send a cover letter and resume to the program manager at AmeriCorps@socialcapitalinc.org.



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