Undergraduate Program

Events and Opportunities

Events and Opportunities 2.11.2016

 

Congressman Seth Moulton's Office - internships

Job Description
Interns assist in the day-to-day management of our office and the staffing of our front desk. Interns are responsible for important daily tasks that contribute to the continued functioning of our office. Interns also assist on policy projects by doing research, writing memos for staff members, answering constituent questions, and completing additional office-specific tasks. 
Qualifications
We are looking for students with an interest in the legislative process and a passion for public service. An intern must have strong communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as problem solving and interpersonal skills. Students of all majors and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

 

Start Date

 

Summer – ~May 1

Fall – ~September 1

 

Please direct all interested applicants to our internship application form, found here: 

https://moulton.house.gov/services/student-internships/

 

 

Seeking Students for MA in American Government at Georgetown University

The Department of Government at Georgetown University is seeking bright, dedicated students as applicants to its Master of Arts in American Government program.  The deadline for applications is February 21, 2016.

The Georgetown Master’s in American Government is a 12-month, intensive, accelerated, program, including 10 classes and a practicum (i.e. work experience) placement in a government or government-related organization in the spring and summer.  Past students have had practicum placements at the Office of Management and Budget and other government agencies, in various congressional committees and at a variety of interest groups and party organizations.  The practicum includes 20 hours of work per week in the spring, and 30 in the summer, in addition to course work. Thus, at the end of 12 months, students have a Georgetown degree and DC work experience. It is the ideal way to start a career in Washington.

The program blends the theoretical with the practical. Courses are taught by Georgetown University faculty and experts in the field.  Students are required to take courses on statistics, approaches to American government and leadership. They may also choose from a wide variety of elective classes on subjects such as Congress, the Presidency, the media, public opinion, political parties and more.  In the spring and summer, students plan and write a capstone paper, rooted in their own practical experiences.

If you are interested in politics and would like to both expand your academic knowledge and put it to use in a Washington political setting, we welcome your application for the MA in American Government at Georgetown University.

Applications will be accepted through February 15, 2016.  Please see check the website below for further application information.

https://government.georgetown.edu/maag/admissionsinfo

 

 

PIKSI 2016   A SUMMER INSTITUTE FOR UNDERGRADUATES

PIKSI summer institutes are designed to encourage undergraduates from underrepresented groups to consider future study of philosophy. Undergraduates and recent graduates from underrepresented groups such as women, African Americans, Chicano/as and Latino/as, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, LGBTs, economically disadvantaged communities, and people with disabilities are urged to apply. Transportation and lodging are provided. Stipends are awarded to all. 

PIKSI ROCK

Rock Ethics Institute/Penn State

Date: June 13-22, 2016

Director: Serene Khader

Brooklyn College, City University of New York

Theme: Philosophy and Social Justice

Speakers: 

Chris Lebron

Yale University

Mariana Ortega 

John Carroll University

Meena Krishnamurthy

University of Michigan

Eva Kittay

Stony Brook University

PIKSI BOSTON

MIT/UMB

Date: July 17-23, 2016

Director: Lisa Rivera

University of Massachusetts Boston

Speakers: 

Lewis Gordon

University of Connecticut, Storrs

Tommie Shelby

Harvard University

Rachel McKinney

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Serena Parekh

Northeastern University

Jose Mendoza

University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Alejandro Perez Carballo

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

APPLICATION DEADLINE - MARCH 21ST 2016

For more information visit: piksi.org

Contact: info@piksi.org

SPONSORS: THE ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION , AMERICAN PHILOSOPHICAL ASSOCIATION – PENN STATE’S ROCK ETHICS INSTITUTE, COLLEGE OF THE LIBERAL ARTS, AND DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY - MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY - MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY - STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY - UNIVERSITY OF OREGON - IRIS MARION YOUNG DIVERSITY SCHOLARS FUND - ANN ARBOR PHILOSOPHERS’ PIKSI FUNDING INITIATIVE - ASSOCIATION OF FEMINIST ETHICS AND SOCIAL THEORY

 

CAPS news & events list

The Center for American Political Studies (CAPS) has recently launched a new website, caps.gov.harvard.edu, and we’re updating our news & announcements email list. If you would like to be added to the email list you may email caps@gov. harvard.edu or sign up on the website’s home page. 

CAPS is committed to the interdisciplinary study of U.S. politics. Governed by an interdisciplinary group of political scientists, sociologists, historians, and economists within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University, CAPS fosters discussion, research, public outreach, and pedagogy about all aspects of U.S. politics.

 

Undergraduate Research Conference and Competition

Harvard College will host the Engaged Scholarship and Social Justice Undergraduate Research Conference (ESSJ) on Saturday, April 9, 2016 in Boylston Hall in Harvard Yard. The conference offers undergraduate students an opportunity to disseminate the findings from their research on critical social issues within their respective fields. We welcome proposals from students whose work have been supervised by faculty and focuses on diversity, equity, and social justice.                                                                                       

All methodological approaches and disciplines are welcomed, including projects that are comparative, international, or transnational. Research proposals that are field-based or use participatory research methodologies are encouraged. 

The proposal deadline is February 22, 2016 at 11:59pm EST. Decisions will be notified on March 4, 2016.

Proposal guidelines

Please go to http://essjconference.fas.harvard.edu/ and click on Call for Proposals to complete the form and submit your research abstract. We will not accept email submissions. The proposal should be a maximum of 450 words (1.5-2 pages) and address all of the following elements:

 

  • Research question
  • Purpose of the study
  • Theoretical framework
  • Research methods
  • Preliminary findings or results
  • Conclusion, implications, and significance of the study

There will be awards for undergraduate research, senior thesis and posters.

To register for the conference, please go to http://essjconference.fas.harvard.edu/

 

2/16 Talks@TechSci: [Tuesday in K262] Privacy Preservation Methods for Genetic and Location Data

Note different day and room location due to Presidents Day holiday.

Talks@TechSci in the ToTS and TIP Series

Tuesday, 2/16. Networking and refreshments 2:30-3pm, talk 3-4pm in CGIS Knafel K262 (1737 Cambridge St). Conference call 617-841-7951.

 

Job for undergraduate

The Undergraduate Program Office is seeking a part-time student worker to transcribe approximately 4 hours of recorded student interviews, which will be used for the Department's Govwrites initiative. We would like to have the work completed by the end of March. The position pays $15/hr, predicated on satisfactory and efficient progress. If interested, please contact Dr. George Soroka at soroka@fas.harvard.edu

 

 

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