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Joseph Scott '00, Senior Air & Missile Defense Operations Officer for the U.S. Army

Joseph Scott '00Senior Air & Missile Defense Operations Officer, U.S. Army Fort Bragg, NC

What do you do?joseph_scott

I plan and coordinate air and missile defense operations for the US Army's XVIII Airborne Corps, a rapid-deployment unit. My last job was teaching military history at the US Military Academy at West Point.

What is most satisfying about your current work?

The most satisfying aspect of my current job is the important role I play in serving my nation and supporting the young men and women who fight our nation's wars. The most satisfying aspect of my job at West Point was the opportunity to mix thrilling, rewarding academic exploits with service to my nation.

What’s the best way to enter your field? Any essential elements of preparation?

In my opinion, the best way to enter my field is through ROTC, which allows you to mix challenging Army training with the "normal" Dartmouth experience. (Plus, a government-funded graduate degree, which most officers selected to teach at West Point receive, is also a plus.) If students missed out on the chance to do ROTC, they can still enter the Army through a traditional enlistment or through Officer Candidate School. The most important elements of preparation are to develop the self-discipline to balance the wonderful academic, social, and cultural experiences of College with the physical and mental requirements of military service.

What advice would you give to others seeking opportunities in this field?

Don't be afraid of the military's reputation as an anti-intellectual wasteland. The current operational and strategic environment requires the intelligent, well-rounded individuals, and the Army knows this. That's one of the reasons they rotate officers in and out of teaching positions at West Point; they want graduate-educated thinkers in the operational force.

How has Dartmouth supported you in your career development?

The ROTC program had to be largely self-reliant during my time at the College, and that shaped me as a student and as an officer.

Alumni Stories: Yuki Kondo-Shah '07 Gives Advice and Expectations for a Career as a Foreign Service Officer

At Dartmouth, Yuki Kondo-Shah ’07 pursued a double major in Government and Asian Middle Eastern Studies and used her junior summer to intern at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo with a Dickey Center Grant. After moving on to pursue a Master’s degree in Public Policy at Harvard, she began work for the U.S. State Department in September 2012 and will be starting her first post abroad in Bolivia come July 2013. We asked Yuki what it’s like to work as a Foreign Service Officer with the State Department and how to go about obtaining a similar position. Take a look at what she has to say: Position: Foreign Service Officer (Diplomat) at the U.S. State Department.

Two sentence description of what you do:

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I am a diplomat representing the United States. I work at Embassies and Consulates abroad in the Public Affairs Section. This means that I work to explain U.S. policies to foreign audiences and learn about foreign cultures and policies to relate it back to our government.

1. What is most satisfying about your current work?

I get up every day excited to serve my country. I know that may sound cheesy, but I have benefited so much from the educational system in this country, and I hope that I can give back in a small way. I love working and living abroad, and learning about new people, histories, and cultures. Part of my job is to publicize U.S. higher education opportunities and scholarships to foreign audiences, what a gift! I am so happy! Come and join me at the State Department!

2. What’s the best way to enter your field? Any essential elements of preparation?

The Foreign Service Officer is a generalist position, so even though I studied Government at Dartmouth and know Japanese and Mandarin, many of my colleagues come from law, science, or media. That's the best part about working at the State Department: there are so many interesting people with different professional backgrounds. You need to take the Foreign Service test and pass an interview to enter. There are also fellowships that will pay for your graduate studies and train you to pass these tests called the Pickering and Rangel Fellowships.

3. What advice would you give to others seeking opportunities in this field?

I would pursue some other professional experiences first, and I also recommend graduate studies. It helps to have some work experience to bring into the field. Also, be open-minded because for your first two tours, the State Department tells you where to go. I was ready to work in Asia because of my language skills, but the Department decided to send me to Bolivia instead and pay me to learn Spanish. It's been amazing so far, and I am really excited because I will work with youth and indigenous communities. I really enjoyed working with the Native American student community at Dartmouth during my undergrad years, so I am especially looking forward to working with Bolivian indigenous communities.

4. How has Dartmouth supported you in your career development?

I would not be here without Dartmouth. Professor Valentino in the Government Department helped me to secure an internship my junior summer at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, and I got funded through the Dickey Center. Dartmouth gave me scholarships to attend Harvard for graduate studies, and at each of my internships and jobs, Dartmouth alumni helped me as mentors. I am so thankful for my education and connections from Dartmouth.

5. Is there anything that we haven't asked you that you think we should?

The State Department is FULL of Dartmouth grads! From the Assistant Secretary level to entry level officers, there are Dartmouth alumni at every stage of their career. We will help you and support you, so think about joining! Sure, public service doesn't make you rich, but I know I will experience things in this career that will be impossible in other jobs. I want to encourage as many Dartmouth grads as possible to join the Foreign Service. We need you!

Intern for the Earl of Dartmouth (European Parliament)!

Fall intern sought for the Office of William Dartmouth, Member of European Parliament.Europe Day - European Parliament Description of work:    The internship offers a chance to experience the day to day operation of an MEP's office in the European Parliament, from experience in EU legislation, the work of the European Parliament to drafting speeches and press releases.  An important task will be research particularly relating to the International Trade Committee of which William (The Earl of) Dartmouth is a Member and also the Coordinator for his political Group. There will also be some work related to the Foreign Affairs Committee of which William is a substitute.

Successful applicants will have proven research, IT and organisational skills. Knowledge of French would be helpful but it is not essential.  Applicants must be in possession of a valid permit to stay in the European Union for the duration of the traineeship if they are not citizens of the EU.

Place of work:  European Parliament in Brussels and Strasbourg

Duration of internship:  3 months (possibly prolongation of internship)

Start date:  On or around September 3rd, 2013.

Note:  William Dartmouth is a direct descendant of the Second Earl of Dartmouth, for whom Dartmouth College is named.

Stipend:  Approximately 1,200 euros/month

Deadline:  June 10th, 2013

Application instructions:  Email cover letter and resume to:  william.dartmouth@europarl.europa.eu

Kevin Karp ( EX DARTMOUTH ) Intern for William Dartmouth September 2012 to May 2013 writes

"My traineeship under William Dartmouth at the European Parliament involves senior-staff responsibility and requires succinct exposition of EU policies.  In scope and competence demanded, it is a professional-grade position.  Specifically, I serve as an adviser to Mr. Dartmouth in his work for the Committee on International Trade, or INTA.  Because INTA is arguably the European Parliament's most powerful committee, and because trade is such an important factor in foreign relations, my work in this particular area has made me into a poised observer of global politics.  In my advisory work I have analyzed draft opinions on European Commission regulations before the Committee, helped determine Mr. Dartmouth's votes on amendments to those opinions, authored questions to the Commission for written answer, drafted responses to press articles, and written and edited speeches that Mr. Dartmouth has delivered in Strasbourg and the UK.   One of these speeches was Mr. Dartmouth's address to the 2013 UKIP Spring Conference in Exeter, dealing with the different trade relationships with the EU that exist outside of membership.  I have been turning this speech into a pamphlet that will serve as a template for further research.

Alongside the advisory work for Mr. Dartmouth, I also write policy briefs for Michael McManus, a staff researcher and member of UKIP at the European Parliament.  These briefs cover a wide range of topics in foreign policy and economic issues.  Mr. McManus keeps these briefs on file and provides them on request to UKIP MEPs who need information on such topics before giving speeches or talking to the media."

DEADLINE TO APPLY:  June 10th, 2013 for Fall Term

Note:  This information was received by the Dartmouth College Career Services Office for promotional purposes and was uploaded with formatting edits only.

 

Career Blitz: Government & Public Policy

  1. U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT – Information Session – WORKSHOP, Tuesday April 16 at 12:30 PM, Haldeman 041
  2. City of New York Office of Management & Budget - SUMMER INTERNSHIP, New York, NY
  3. CME Group – SUMMER INTERNSHIP - GOVERNMENT RELATIONS, Chicago, IL
  4. Feeding America - INTERNSHIP (Open Deadline), Chicago, IL
  5. National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) – SUMMER INTERNSHIP, Washington, DC
  6. Public Policy Productions - DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION POST-GRADUATE INTERNSHIP (Summer 2013), Palisades, NY
  7. Public Speaking Workshop – EVENT, Friday April 26 at 6:30 PM, Class of 1930 Room, Rockefeller Center
  8. Responsible Wealth - RESPONSIBLE WEALTH INTERN (Open), Boston, MA
  9. The Korea Society - INTERNSHIP, POLICY & CORPORATE PROGRAMS (Spring/Summer 2013), New York, NY
  10. American Job Center - RESOURCE
  11. U.S. Government Office of Personnel Management - RESOURCE

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U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT – Information Session – WORKSHOP, Tuesday, April 16 at 12:30 PM, Haldeman 041 Learn about career tracks, jobs and internship opportunities, student programs and fellowships from a Diplomat-in-Residence with over 30 years in of global experience from Milan to Afghanistan and Pakistan. If you've ever dreamed of a career in the foreign or civil service, register and attend. You'll learn about programs and how to apply. http://www.wejoinin.com/career.services@dartmouth.edu

City of New York Office of Management & Budget – SUMMER INTERNSHIP, New York, NY If you really want to see how the city that never sleeps operates, work in the office that prepares the Mayor's Preliminary and Executive budgets. Work with budget analyst and focus on major projects to support task force initiatives. http://on.nyc.gov/12IIeFc

CME Group – SUMMER INTERNSHIP - GOVERNMENT RELATIONS, Chicago, IL CME Group, the world’s largest and most diverse futures exchange, is actively involved in discussions and day-to-day operations of international, federal, and state government. Gain an understanding of the relationship between the business community and government sector, and the interactions and involvement with the different levels of government. Some knowledge of knowledge of political science, economics, political economy, and the financial markets required. http://bit.ly/10MkZVw

Feeding America – INTERNSHIP (Open deadline), Chicago, IL Help the largest domestic hunger-relief charity in the U.S. with government relations work including data collection and analysis, report production, lobbying, network surveys, and other special projects. http://bit.ly/YLG3gR

National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) – SUMMER INTERNSHIP, Washington, DC Expand your knowledge of issues and areas that impact the work of state health policymakers. Work in topics ranging from children's health coverage and health reform to eligibility and enrollment. This is a paid position. http://bit.ly/1544BWd

Public Policy Productions – SUMMER DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION INTERN (POST-GRADUATE), Palisades, NY Award winning documentary production company seeks intern with strong organizational and writing skills. Must be able to take initiative and work independently.  Applicants should also have a demonstrated interest in film, journalism, or public policy. http://bit.ly/16Ryp4H

Public Speaking Workshop – PROGRAM, Friday, April 26 at 6:30 PM, Class of 1930 Room, Rockefeller Center Master the basics of communicating as a leader -- from eye contact, hand gestures,  and posture to reading body language. Learn effective messaging strategies. Workshop led by Dr. Susan Miller. http://bit.ly/10T2q2i

Responsible Wealth – RESPONSIBLE WEALTH INTERN, Open, Boston, MA Work for national nonprofit that puts a spotlight on the dangers of growing income and wealth inequality. Responsible Wealth, a project of UFE, is a network of business owners, investors and inheritors in the top 5% of the US economy who are willing to use their voices to promote greater economic fairness. Help with member outreach, research, social media and other special projects. Part-time and full-time internships available. http://bit.ly/17rbj88

The Korea Society – INTERNSHIP, POLICY & CORPORATE PROGRAMS (Spring/Summer 2013), New York, NY Track and research current developments in and around the Korean Peninsula. This position requires a background in international economics or business and a familiarity with Asian Pacific issues. Must have strong research, writing and editing skills and be familiar with social media. http://bit.ly/XDsnWJ

American Job Center – RESOURCE New site providing a single access point  for key federal programs and critical local resources to help people find a job, identify training programs, and tap into resources to gain skills in growing industries. http://1.usa.gov/ZhE40t

U.S. Government Office of Personnel Management – RESOURCE Interested in an internship or full-time job post-graduation? The government's programs have recently changed. This fact sheet will give you an overview of how to search for Federal positions. http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-authorities/students-recent-graduates/#url=Program-Fact-Sheets

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Check out the government/policy webpage at http://www.dartmouth.edu/~csrc/explore/careers/govt.html

Make an appointment by calling 603-646-2215

CAREER BLITZ: Government & Public Policy

1. Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Klindt/Dye Internship – (Apply by March 31), Washington, D.C.2. U.S. Government Office of Personnel Management - Resource 3. U.S. Supreme Court Judicial Internship - Internships (Apply by March 10), Washington, D.C. 4. ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project - Internships (Now accepting applications), New York, NY 5. American Enterprise Institute - Internships (April 1), Washington, D.C. 6. Audubon Society - Internships (Now accepting applications), Washington, D.C. 7. Center for American Progress - Internships (Feb. 17), Washington, D.C. 8. Manhattan Institute for Policy Research - Internships (Apply by March 4), Washington, D.C. 9. National Cattlemen's Beef Association - Internships (Apply by March 4), Washington, D.C. 10. Partnership for Public Service Fellows Program - Fellowships (Apply by March 8), Washington, D.C. 11. Sierra Club - Internships (Now accepting applications), Washington, D.C. 12. The Fund for American Studies Eben Tisdale Public Policy Fellowship - Fellowships (March 15), Washington, D.C.

Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Klindt/Dye Internship, Washington, D.C. Help Democratic candidates and caucuses while gaining valuable political experience. As many as four internships are offered each summer. Some of duties will be administrative, but interns are also given substantive projects based on the interests and current office needs. http://bit.ly/Y9VhZI

U.S. Government Office of Personnel Management – Resource Interested in an internship or full-time job post-graduation? The government's programs have recently changed. This fact sheet will give you an overview of how to search for Federal positions. http://1.usa.gov/WZ2tZl

U.S. Supreme Court Judicial Internship – Internships, Washington, D.C. Have an interest in law, management, and the social sciences? Gain exposure to the field of judicial administration through work in the Office of the Counselor to the Chief Justice. Interns may also participate in the diverse research. Open to advanced undergraduates and graduating seniors who have interests in law, management, and social sciences http://1.usa.gov/YojNoU

ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project – Internships, New York, NY Learn about public policy while protecting women's rights. Conducting factual research on issues relating to civil liberties and reproductive freedom, assist with the archiving of case files and advocacy materials, and work on other projects as assigned. http://bit.ly/X5gL99

American Enterprise Institute – Internships, Washington, D.C. The American Enterprise Institute, a public policy think tank, offers internships year-round for students interested in working on economic policy, foreign and defense policy, social and political studies, public relations, The American online magazine, publications editing, marketing, government relations, and communications. http://bit.ly/s36bTR

Audubon Society – Internships, Washington, D.C. Gain real-world policy experience — an inside look at Congress, hands-on work with one of the conservation community’s most extensive grassroots programs, and an intriguing exposure to the network of federal agencies in D.C. Work side-by-side with Audubon's highly skilled lobbyists, policy advocates, and grassroots team to develop a range of lobbying, policy, and outreach skills. http://bit.ly/UasR3V

Center for American Progress – Internships, Washington, D.C. Intern for progressive public policy research and advocacy think tank. Engage with the Center’s policy experts and participate in activities including research, writing, administrative tasks, conferences and web-based projects. http://bit.ly/VpRWn8

Manhattan Institute for Policy Research – Internships, Washington, D.C. A unique work experience at a right-of-center think tank with a free market perspective. Gain broad exposure to MI's work by contributing editing, administrative, and research skills directly to various MI departments. Internships available year-round. http://bit.ly/UWg4xA

National Cattlemen's Beef Association – Internships, Washington, D.C. Work on behalf of America’s cattlemen and women in Washington, D.C. Interns work alongside NCBA’s lobbying team, regulatory experts, communications team and political action committee to ensure legislative and regulatory actions taken inside the nation’s Beltway don’t cause harm to the cattle industry. http://bit.ly/z5Zsmb

Partnership for Public Service Fellows Program – Fellowships, Washington, D.C. Transforming the way government works while developing professional skills through a Fellowship with the Partnership for Public Service. Fellows' duties vary but often include event planning and execution, conducting research, writing and preparing correspondence, and conducting outreach to external partners, such as government agencies and colleges and universities. http://bit.ly/UAbxnM

Sierra Club – Internships, Washington, D.C. Help Sierra Club's legislative office monitor legislative activities and public policy decisions of environmental concern, while also educating Congress, the public, and Sierra Club members on environmental quality. Work ranges from research and preparing brief materials to writing summaries and fact sheets. http://bit.ly/pUBQbh

The Fund for American Studies Eben Tisdale Public Policy Fellowship – Fellowships, Washington, D.C. Create a brighter, more prosperous future by preparing young people for leadership and teaching them the ideas of freedom and a free-market economy. Explore current public policy issues of critical importance to the high technology sector of the economy. The Fellowship programs includes a full-time 8 week public policy internship with a high-tech company, firm or trade association, and weekly issues seminar lunches hosted by Tisdale sponsors. http://bit.ly/7VXkEE

2/28 & 3/1 Tuck Conference on the Power of Incentives (Apply Now!)

 

Every year, MBA students at Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business organize and host a conference that examines the impact of a selected initiative on business and society. This year, the conference examines the influence that incentives can play in improving the quality of life across sectors -- from healthcare and education to clean energy and social change.

The conference organizers have graciously offered up to 30 undergraduates the opportunity to attend the conference for free. The application process for an invitation is simple -- review the conference website, and tell us:

  • Why you want to attend,
  • What you hope to gain from the experience,
  • And how you hope to connect what you learn to your career.To apply, click here.

All applications are due by Wednesday, February 13. Invites will be issued by February 20. (If you have to miss a session or two during class, that's okay!)

 

Want to Work in National Security? Sign Up Now for Virtual Career Fair 2/26

Meet the Intelligence Community Online! The United States Intelligence Community (IC), an integrated network of agencies that work together to protect our nation’s security, is seeking a culturally diverse, technologically savvy and skilled workforce for exciting careers in a number of fields.

 

Attend the IC Virtual Career Fair to explore career opportunities, chat with recruiters and subject matter experts, and learn how to apply for job openings.

Participating agencies include:

 

Learn about programs and interact with recruiters and hiring managers from the comfort of your computer or mobile device:

Tuesday, February 26, 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. ET Registration is now open.

To sign up, go to ICVirtualFair.com

Space is limited! To guarantee your entrance into this event, pre-register now.

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CAREER BLITZ: Government & Public Policy

Topics Include:

  1. U.S. Department of State Student Experience, SUMMER  2013
  2. West Wing Writers, Speechwriting INTERN (DC)
  3. Public Policy and Leadership Conference, Harvard Kennedy School
  4. The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights; SPRING INTERNSHIP (DC)
  5. US Pacific Command; INTERNSHIPS (Hawaii)
  6. CITY OF SAN ANTONIO (TX), Economic Development Dept. – International Section INTERN
  7. Texas Council on Family Violence, Policy Analyst JOB (Austin, TX)
  8. Community Rejuvenation Project, Research Assistant INTERN (Oakland, CA)
  9. Women's Foreign Policy Group, Communications PAID INTERNSHIP (DC)
  10. Stand for Children Illinois, Advocacy INTERNSHIP (Chicago, IL)

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1. U.S. Department of State Student Experience, SUMMER  2013

Program offers U.S. citizen undergrad AND grad students the opportunity to participate in 10-week, unpaid internships. Internships are available at many of the over 265 U.S. embassies, consulates and missions to international organizations around the world, as well as at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and other locations throughout the U.S.   DEADLINE: NOV 2  http://1.usa.gov/RPb5i5

2. West Wing Writers, Speechwriting INTERN (DC)

West Wing is looking for people who love to write and are excellent researchers; people who are creative, curious, thoughtful, motivated, and dependable. As an intern, you’ll get an insider’s view of the speechwriting profession and be an integral part of the team.  DEADLINE: NOV 1 (for winter/spring internships).  http://bit.ly/QJQHzb

3. Public Policy and Leadership Conference, Harvard Kennedy School

The conference aims to inform about opportunities for graduate study and careers in both domestic and international public policy.  Only first and second year undergrad students are eligible to apply.

The conference is free of charge – all expenses are covered by HKS.  DEADLINE: NOV 16 http://hvrd.me/RPbt00

4. The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights; SPRING INTERNSHIP (DC)

For students interested in civil and human rights, public service, advocacy, journalism and online communications, real-world work experience in the policy arena. DEADLINE: DEC 1  http://bit.ly/Rk6rKO

5. US Pacific Command; INTERNSHIPS (Hawaii)

U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM), together with other U.S. Government agencies, protects and defends the United States, its territories, Allies, and interests. Current openings will be advertised on the website under the application materials tab. Sample of positions include: Software Development, Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies, Information Technology, JIATF West Chemist, Public Diplomacy.  http://bit.ly/S0PH94

6. CITY OF SAN ANTONIO (TX), Economic Development Dept. – International Section INTERN

Sample tasks include: assist with international business development. Collects and organizes research data on trade flows, FDI flows, targeted industries and companies as directed by staff.  Posted on Dartboard:  (Job ID: 14266)  http://bit.ly/Y2Q4Uv

7. Texas Council on Family Violence, Policy Analyst JOB (Austin, TX)

TCFV works to end violence against women through partnerships, advocacy and direct services for women, children and men. The policy team works to change legislature to better serve Texas victims.  http://bit.ly/Tk6PJY

8. Community Rejuvenation Project, Research Assistant INTERN (Oakland, CA)

For students interested in urban policy. Conduct in-depth research on topics related to urban renewal policy and the role of art in community development.  http://bit.ly/SmCn1d

9. Women's Foreign Policy Group, Communications PAID INTERNSHIP (DC)

WFPG is committed to global engagement and the promotion of leadership, visibility and participation of women in international affairs. DEADLINE: NOV 25  http://bit.ly/Rk6E0G

10. Stand for Children Illinois, Advocacy INTERNSHIP (Chicago, IL)

Their mission is to ensure that all children, regardless of their background, graduate from high school prepared for, and with access to, a college education. Sample tasks include: perform analysis of communities and political districts; prepare briefing materials; attend stakeholder meetings.  DEADLINE: DEC 1   http://bit.ly/TK3sbk

Check out the government/policy webpage at http://bit.ly/Q8iRUf

Make an appointment by calling 603-646-2215

Career Blitz: Environmental

TOPICS INCLUDE

  1. Environmental Protection Agency Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) - FELLOWSHIP (2 Yrs) (Nationwide)
  2. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - FELLOWSHIP (2 Yrs) (Nationwide)
  3. WorldWatch Institute - INTERNSHIP (3 Months) (Washington, DC)
  4. Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association - INTERNSHIP  (Washington, DC)
  5. The Nature Conservancy - SUMMER INTERNSHIP (Richmond, VA)
  6. Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) INTERNSHIP  (Massachusetts)
  7. Environmental Protection in the Carribean (EPIC) – WINTER INTERNSHIP (St. Maarten, Carribbean)
  8. Environmental Law Institute - INTERNSHIP  (Washington, DC)
  9. Tips on Finding an Informational Interview - ADVICE  (Video from UPenn)

1.      Environmental Protection Agency Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) – FELLOWSHIP (Nationwide) Are you a sophomore or junior studying Environmental Studies? The EPA is awarding 40 new fellowships.  Receive up to $20,700 per year of undergraduate study and $6,800 for an internship at an EPA facility during the summer junior year. Deadline to apply is December 5. http://1.usa.gov/QdxPaO

2.      National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – FELLOWSHIP (Nationwide) The Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program provides funding to increase training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education. Money is provided for up to two academic years (Junior and Senior) as well as a paid internship with NOAA. http://1.usa.gov/SPJs6D

3.      WorldWatch Institute – INTERNSHIP (Washington, DC) Serve as an integral member of WorldWatch’s Climate and Energy team. Intern priorites range from building and analyzing low-carbon development scenarios for low- and middle-income countries to contributing to our economic modeling work, estimating Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE) as part of Sustainable Energy Roadmap projects for Caribbean countries. http://wapo.st/QR4pBH

4.      Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association – INTERNSHIP (Washington, DC) Policy & Communications Intern. Gain hands-on experience in energy, environmental and technology communications, marketing and public policy. Be a part of a small, hardworking team in a campaign atmosphere. Your work will range from attending congressional hearings and briefings to grass roots outreach, research and writing items for publication. A travel stipend will be provided. http://wapo.st/SML3QM

5.      The Nature Conservancy – SUMMER INTERNSHIP (Richmond, VA) Help TNC build a broader constituency for conservation, and reach and engage audiences new to TNC and young professionals in our target markets. Travel to public TNC preserves, interview conservation staff, and write about and capture on film what you see. Create short web articles and video “shorts” on each trip, and help promote through social media. http://bit.ly/R4JZSS

6.      Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) – INTERNSHIP  - VOLUNTEER (Massachusetts) Receive education, training, hands-on experience, supervision, and networking opportunities. Opportunities may include participation in statewide conferences, trainings, and/or workshops. Field trips, brown-bag lunch and a project concluding with a formal presentation are all active components of the internship experience. http://1.usa.gov/VXyn8O

7.      Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC) – INTERNSHIP - WINTER (St. Maarten, Caribbean) Provide interactive presentations and field trips to primary and secondary school students about the importance of environmental issues. A $50 stipend/week and reimbursement for travel on-island is provided. Unfortunately, you need to get to St. Maarten on your own dime! http://bit.ly/QSbQZi

8.      Environmental Law Institute – INTERNSHIP (Washington, DC) Support the research and publications departments of the Institute, working directly with staff attorneys, editors, scientists, and economists on projects ranging from biodiversity and air quality to international environmental policy. http://bit.ly/UHk6iz

9.      Tips on Finding an Informational Interview – ADVICE Tips from a Upenn Environmental Studies Major on how to research, network and apply for environmental internships. http://bit.ly/VOSQhE

Want more leads? Check out the resources listed on our Environmental page.

CAREER BLITZ: Government & Public Policy

Topics Include:

  1. Bank Information Center (BIC), Legislative INTERNSHIP
  2. Running Start, Star FELLOWSHIP (DC)
  3. Defense Intelligence Agency, Summer INTERNSHIP Program-Mission Enabler (DC)
  4. Reason, PAID INTERNSHIPS (DC)
  5. CSIS, Program Coordinator/Research Assistant -Middle East Program-POST GRAD (DC)
  6. RAND Corporation, Research Assistant-POST GRAD (Santa Monica, CA)
  7. Office of United States Trade Representative-Student Internship Program
  8. 4th annual Student Forum on Global Learning
  9. U.S. Department of Justice-Environment and Natural Resources Division-Law and Policy Section

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1.Bank Information Center (BIC), Legislative INTERNSHIP

BIC partners with civil society actors in developing and transition countries to influence the World Bank and other international financial institutions (IFIs) to promote social and economic justice and ecological sustainability. DEADLINE: OCT 15   http://bit.ly/SJ7fLy

2. Running Start, Star FELLOWSHIP (DC)

This program brings together college women (juniors/seniors/or recent grads) from across the country to intern on Capitol Hill. Each semester seven college women are placed in offices to intern for a female Representative or Senator. Housing and a stipend are provided.  DEADLINE: OCT 17    http://bit.ly/TmQLsg

3. Defense Intelligence Agency, Summer INTERNSHIP Program-Mission Enabler (DC)

Gain practical work experience in the areas of analysis, research, report writing and oral briefings, policy development, program management, and computer applications related to the intelligence field. Interns are appointed from June through August, as full-time, temporary employees. DEADLINE: OCT 31  http://1.usa.gov/OOM89z

4. Reason, PAID INTERNSHIPS (DC)

The job includes reporting and writing for Reason and Reason Online, and helping with research, proofreading, and other tasks. Previous interns have gone on to work at such places as The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, ABC News, and Reason itself. Interns work for 10 weeks and receive a $5,000 stipend.  DEADLINE: NOV 13   http://bit.ly/SI8xEM

5. CSIS, Program Coordinator/Research Assistant -Middle East Program-POST GRAD (DC)

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a non-profit, bipartisan public policy organization providing strategic insights and practical policy solutions to decision makers concerned with global security and prosperity.  http://bit.ly/SI8yZa

6. RAND Corporation, Research Assistant-POST GRAD (Santa Monica, CA)

Research Assistants' tasks include data collection, preparation and analysis; support to modeling and simulation; computer programming; literature reviews; preparation of draft documents; and presentations and coordination of work among project team members. Research Assistants may travel with project teams and may have the opportunity to co-author reports and journal articles.  http://bit.ly/Q8PWj5

7. Office of United States Trade Representative-Student Internship Program

The student intern program at USTR is a year-round, volunteer program in which undergraduate and graduate students gain knowledge and experience on U.S. trade policy. Assignments may include research, analysis, statistics, coordination of briefing books, report preparation, meeting and conference planning, letter writing, and covering meetings, hearings, and/or legislative markups.  http://1.usa.gov/SYPBxT

8. 4th annual Student Forum on Global Learning

Provides the opportunity for you to share with the Dartmouth community an experience or project that explores the interconnectedness of global issues, that reflects critically upon learning that happened in a global context, or that enhanced your sense of self and other cultures through a cross-cultural experience.  Proposals DUE: OCT 14  http://bit.ly/SI8Csb

9. U.S. Department of Justice-Environment and Natural Resources Division-Law and Policy Section

The Law and Policy Section (LPS) advise and assist the Assistant Attorney General on legal and policy issues.

DUTIES:attend congressional hearings and report on environmental legislation; research legal and policy issues; and provide support for the section's amicus litigation. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, pass a background check, and be willing to commit about 30 hours per week.  Must either be enrolled as undergrad during internship, or planning on returning to school in the time period following the conclusion of the internship.

TO APPLY: email, fax, or mail  cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, and 3-5 page writing sample (may be an excerpt from a longer paper on any topic) to:

Sarah Lu
Environment and Natural Resources Division / LPS
P.O. Box 7415
Ben Franklin Station
Washington, DC 20044-7415
Fax: (202) 514-4231
Email: sarah.lu@usdoj.gov

Deadline: OCT 21. (Specify in your cover letter what dates and what hours you are available)

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Check out the government/policy webpage at http://bit.ly/Q8iRUf

Make an appointment with an Advisor by calling 603-646-2215

 

CAREER BLITZ: Government and Public Policy

Topics Include:

  1. CIA Info Session - Career and Internship Opportunities
  2. Public Service Fellows Program- SPRING (DC)
  3. Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, INTERNSHIP (DC )                                   
  4. Women Thrive Worldwide- SPRING INTERSHIPS (DC)
  5. HIV Law Project, Policy INTERNSHIP (NY)
  6. Sierra Club, Campaign Research INTERNSHIP (San Francisco)
  7. Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace FELLOWSHIP
  8. WEBINAR: Decoding the Presidential Management Fellows Application Process

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1.  CIA Info Session - Career and Internship Opportunities

October 3 (WED) from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM, Class of 1930s Room (Rockefeller Center)  Dinner included! Register at: http://bit.ly/UzdD9A

2.  Public Service Fellows Program- SPRING (DC)

Position requires a commitment to public service, READ team descriptions and fellowship positions to determine which position(s) you are best qualified for and most interested in. PAID monthly stipend.  Deadline: Oct. 26  http://bit.ly/OijZq1

3.  Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, INTERNSHIP (DC )                Unpaid internships in government policy. Apply at:  http://bit.ly/QZvG1E

4.  Women Thrive Worldwide- SPRING INTERSHIPS (DC)

Non-profit advocating for U.S. policies that empower women in developing countries. Communication & Outreach Intern and Global Development Policy Intern. Deadline: October 19   http://bit.ly/PjsxOS

5.  HIV Law Project, Policy INTERNSHIP (NY)

Assist the legal team in providing comprehensive services to low-income people living with HIV/AIDS. http://bit.ly/SIlwIu

6.  Sierra Club, Campaign Research INTERNSHIP (San Francisco)

The Sierra Club Sierra Nevada Resilient Habitats campaign works to protect the communities, wild lands and wildlife of the Sierra Nevada region. View additional internships:  http://bit.ly/SIlIaE

 

7. Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace FELLOWSHIP

Full-time junior staff member at the participating organization of one’s choice.  Gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. Deadline: Oct. 1  http://bit.ly/VQU8Hh

8.  WEBINAR: Decoding the Presidential Management Fellows Application Process

October 16 (TUES)  4- 5PM; Class of 1930 Room, Rockefeller Center

Targeted for graduate students- learn about the Pathways Programs and application process  http://bit.ly/UNpZFp

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Check out the government/policy webpage at http://bit.ly/Q8iRUf

Make an appointment by calling 603-646-2215

 

Want to Winter at The White House? Apply for Internship by 9/23

While it's unclear who will be sitting in the Executive Office in January, The White House is accepting applications for internships that run from mid-January (be there for Inauguration Day!) through late May. The deadline to apply is Sunday, September 23, 2012. Visit www.whitehouse.gov/internships for detailed program information about eligibility,  the application process, and the program. If you decide to apply, get started now -- you'll need two letters of recommendation! (Tip: A great way to make sure you always have supportive recommendations is to make at least one friend on the staff or faculty every semester.)

 If you can't apply this time, check out the site. You'll see future deadlines for Summer and Fall 2013.

Seeking an Internship for Fall? New Human Rights position in Boston...

In the event that your interested in public policy and human rights -- and are going to be in Massachusetts for the fall term, there's a great new internship listing on Dartboard. The internship is being offered by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), an independent not-for-profit organization that mobilizes the specialized skills, rigor and passion of health professionals and scientists to investigate and stop egregious violations of human rights. PHR focuses on mass atrocities and severe human rights violations against individuals. PHR conducts research and investigations globally, and advocates for the:

  • Prevention of individual and small-scale violations from becoming mass atrocities;
  • Protection of internationally guaranteed rights of individuals and civilian populations;
  • Prosecution of perpetrators and accountability for violations;

Reporting to the Director of PHR's Anti-Torture Program, the Intern for the Massachusetts Campaign Against Torture (MACAT) will assist with the development and implementation of a legislative strategy in support of a Massachusetts state bill that would address the role of health professionals in the abuse and torture of prisoners and prohibit their participation in interrogations.

For more information, and to apply login to Dartboard through the Career Services website.

 

Careers in Government: Alumni Panel - Monday 8/13 @ 4:30 PM

Careers in Government: Alumni Panel Monday, August 13

4:30-6:00 pm

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Join us to learn about the variety of paths that can lead you to a career in government! Hear valuable insights from Dartmouth alums about internships, diverse paths within the field,  and advice about getting your foot in the door

 

 

Panelists Include:

  • Stuart Reed ’08, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Sasha Rogers ’05, Office of Management & Budget
  • Nik Steinberg ’02, Human Rights Watch
  • Matt McKnight ’05, Indus Growth Partners
  • Meredith Wilson-Chang ’07, Defense Intelligence Agency

Moderated by Government Professor, Brian Greenhill

EVENT IS SPONSORED BY: Dickey Center for International Understanding, Department of Government, Rockefeller Center, & Career Services

INTERNSHIP with William (The Earl of) Dartmouth - DEADLINE: 7/12/12

INTERN: OFFICE OF WILLIAM (THE EARL OF) DARTMOUTH, MEMBER OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

 Description of work:

 The internship offers a chance to experience the day-to-day operation of an MEP's office in the European Parliament (EP), from engaging in the aspects of the legislative process, to working with EP Committees, to drafting speeches and press releases.

A central component of the position will be conducting research and engaging in other legislative activities particularly relating to the EP Committee on International Trade, of which William (The Earl of) Dartmouth is a Member (in addition to being a Committee Coordinator his political Group). There will also be some work related to the Foreign Affairs Committee.

Successful applicants will have proven policy research, IT and organisational skills. Knowledge of French would be helpful but not essential.

Must be in possession of a valid permit to stay in the European Union for the duration of the traineeship if they are not citizens of the EU.

 Place of work: European Parliament in Brussels and Strasbourg

 Duration of internship: 1-3 months

 Start date: on or around September 17, 2012.

 Note: William Dartmouth is a direct descendant of the Second Earl of Dartmouth, for whom Dartmouth College is named.

 Salary: Approximately 1,200 euros/month

 Deadline: July 12th, 2012

 Application instructions:

Email cover letter and resume to:  william.dartmouth@europarl.europa.eu

Governor's Internship Program (Mass./DC)(Summer) - DEADLINE: 3/16/12

Governor's Internship Program (Boston)(Summer) - DEADLINE: 3/16/12 THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT STATE HOUSE BOSTON, MA 02133

Have an interest in public service? Want to spend time gaining a valuable experience and first hand education on the inner-workings of government?

Governor Deval Patrick’s Office is seeking highly motivated undergraduate students interested in a hands-on learning experience in the following departments:

  • Appointments
  • Judicial Nominating Commission
  • Cabinet Affairs
  • Legal Counsel
  • Community Affairs
  • Legislative Affairs
  • Press
  • Operations (Scheduling and Advance)
  • New Media and Online Strategy
  • Personnel
  • Constituent Services
  • Western MA office in Springfield
  • Governor’s Council
  • Washington, D.C. Office

As an intern in any of the Governor's Offices, you will gain insight on the various paths within public service and learn valuable skills that will prepare you for your future career! If you are interested…

Please submit: 1. A cover letter 2. A resume 3. A writing sample (2-3 pages) 4. Three (3) letters of recommendation (At least one from a current or former employer)

VIA REGULAR MAIL OR E-MAIL TO: Lauren Feltch - Internship Coordinator Office of the Governor State House, Room 271-M Boston, MA 02133 (617) 725-4010 Lauren.Feltch@state.ma.us LEARN MORE ONLINE AT: http://www.mass.gov/governor/interns APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 16, 2012 Rolling acceptance until all slots are filled. All majors welcome; Full and part-time positions available.

Career Blitz: Government/Public Policy

Topics Include:

  1. Undergraduate Fellows Program, Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy ; Columbia University
  2. Public Service Fellows Program, Partnership for Public service
  3. Summer Internship, Future of Music Coalition
  4. Code for America, Fellowship Program (Post-Grad) (11mos.)
  5. Summer 2012 Political Fellow, Women's Campaign Fund
  6. Center for Immigration Studies Internship Program
  7. Research Assistant, U.S. Climate Initiative; Washington DC

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1. Undergraduate Fellows Program, Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy ; Columbia University

Provides the opportunity to collaborate with ISERP-affiliated faculty members on ongoing social science research. Gain hands-on experience by working on projects within disciplines such as Sociology, Political Science, Economics, Public Health, and Statistics. All undergraduate students are eligible to apply. Deadline: March 5

Visit the program's website at: http://iserp.columbia.edu/content/summer-program-undergraduates

2. Public Service Fellows Program, Partnership for Public service; Washington, DC

Opportunity for undergraduate students and recent graduates. Fellows’ duties vary but often include event planning and execution, conducting research, writing and preparing correspondence, and conducting outreach to external partners, such as government agencies and colleges and universities.  Fellows will receive a monthly stipend. Deadline: March 9

For more information: https://apps.ourpublicservice.org/fellows/default.aspx

3. Summer Internship, Future of Music Coalition

Future of Music Coalition is a national non-profit education, research and advocacy organization that identifies, examines, interprets and translates the challenging issues at the intersection of music, law, technology and policy. Recent internships areas include: communications, events, and policy. Deadline: March 16 

http://futureofmusic.org/positions-and-internships

4. Code for America, Fellowship Program (Post-Grad) (11mos.)

Talented web developers, designers, and entrepreneurs leverage the power of the internet to make governments more open and efficient, and in doing so, they become civic leaders able to realize transformational change in government with technology. Fellows work to help cities innovate, and receive the training and support to be positioned as a leader in business, public service, or both. Deadline: March 18

Visit: http://codeforamerica.org/fellows/

5. Summer 2012 Political Fellow, Women's Campaign Fund; Washington, DC

The Women’s Campaign Fund is dedicated to advancing the political participation and leadership of women who support reproductive health choices for all. WCF, founded in 1974, is a non-partisan national network dedicated to achieving parity for women in public office. Fellows work 36 hours a week and will receive a $500 per month stipend. Deadline: April 1

http://www.wcfonline.org/fellowship

6. Center for Immigration Studies Internship Program

The Center for Immigration Studies is the nation’s only think tank devoted exclusively to the research of U.S. immigration policy and is a leading voice in the drive to inform policymakers and the public about immigration’s far-reaching impact.  Undergraduate interns are accepted for all semesters.  Interns assist the Center’s staff with a variety of research, media relations, and administrative tasks. Applications are accepted year-round.

http://www.cis.org/InternshipProgram

7. Research Assistant, U.S. Climate Initiative; Washington DC

WRI’s Climate and Energy Program seeks a research assistant to provide research, analysis, and other support. The U.S. Climate team works to provide timely, accurate, and non-partisan research information to policymakers at both the state and federal level. Join a team focused on opportunities for federal agencies and states to drive reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

For more information, view: https://careers-wri.icims.com/jobs/1225/job

For additional resources, visit: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~csrc/students/careers/govt.html

 

Government/Public Policy Careers Digest: February 6th, 2012

GOVERNMENT/PUBLIC POLICY CAREERS DIGEST: FEBRUARY 6th, 2012 Thinking about working with the federal government? You may be wondering what types of opportunities exist relating to your major. To see some examples of federal jobs by college majors, check out: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/JobsByCollegeMajor#icc.

SUMMER INTERNSHIPS

USPACOM, Unpaid Government Internships: Hawaii U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM), together with other U.S. Government agencies, protects and defends the United States, its territories, Allies, and interests; alongside Allies and partners, promotes regional security and deters aggression; and, if deterrence fails, is prepared to respond to the full spectrum of military contingencies to restore Asia-Pacific stability and security. Students interested in joining PACOM for Summer (June or July) 2012 should submit their application packet by January 31st.

For more information on positions and USPACOM, visit: https://community.apan.org/pacom_strategic_partnerships/p/studentvolunteerinternships.aspx.

Koch Internship Program, Charles Koch Institute; Washington DC The Koch Internship Program is an opportunity to not only work for a think tank or public policy organization in Washington, DC, but also receive valuable professional education and hands-on experience. Designed for students and recent graduates who are passionate about economic freedom, the program offers a chance to develop your knowledge and skills, while building a valuable professional network and understanding of non-profit career paths. Interns earn $10 an hour and receive $50 a month in Metro benefits. The summer program runs from June 4, 2012 to August 17, 2012. Deadline: March 1 To apply, visit: http://www.charleskochinstitute.org/internship-program/

CEI Intern Program, Competitive Enterprise Institute The Competitive Enterprise Institute is a pro-market, public policy group committed to advancing the principles of free enterprise, limited government, and individual liberty. The CEI intern program seeks to help interested undergraduates, recent college graduates, and graduate students learn about the ideas of liberty and help to promote them by pairing them with a member of CEI’s policy, development, media, or administrative staff.  Deadline: March 1 For more information, see: http://cei.org/internships

Summer Internships, Foundation for Economic Education; Atlanta, GA The Foundation for Economic Education is looking for passionate, dedicated, and talented college students to join our summer internship program. Each FEE intern plays an important role in helping FEE pursue the mission of inspiring, educating, and connecting future leaders with the principles of a free society. By assisting the programs department in executing our seven summer seminars, FEE interns will have a hands-on role in challenging students from around the world to carefully consider free market ideas and the principles of individual liberty. Base pay begins at $1,200 each month to assist with housing and living expenses. Deadline: March 1 Visit: http://www.fee.org/about/internships/.

Americans For Tax Reform Internship Program; Washington, DC Interns are assigned to work on policy issues side by side with members of our staff. As a key part of the ATR team, interns work on projects such as the Taxpayer Protection Pledge (both federal and state candidates pledge not to raise taxes), the American Shareholders (focusing on eliminating the Death Tax, expanding Lifetime Savings Accounts and Retirement Savings Accounts, and social security reform), and the Cost of Government Day, a report identifying and calculating government spending as a cost to taxpayers.  Deadline: March 15 Read more: http://atr.org/employment#ixzz1l9ssMc42

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Research Assistant, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) seeks research assistant candidates who are committed to producing high-quality work in an intellectually challenging environment. We are particularly interested in candidates who would be available to start work in the Summer of 2012 and who are considering a one- or two-year position. (Two years preferred.) MedPAC is a small, nonpartisan federal agency that advises the U.S. Congress on Medicare payments to health care providers and issues affecting access to and quality of care received by Medicare beneficiaries. Deadline: February 19 Apply via Dartboard: https://www.myinterfase.com/dartmouth/student/

Consular Adjudicators for China, U.S Department of State This role is critical to America's national security; you will serve on the front lines of the U.S. Embassy or Consulate, conducting one-on-one interviews and reviewing supporting documentation to determine if a foreign national meets the requirements for entry into the United States. This requires sound judgment and the ability to maintain your composure under stressful circumstances. Initially, these appointments are for a period of 13 months, with a renewable contract for up to five years, depending on your satisfactory performance and the needs of the Foreign Service. For specific requirements, and to apply, please visit http://careers.state.gov/CALNACH.

FALL INTERNSHIPS

U.S. Department of State's Fall 2012 Student Internship Program

U.S Department of State are now accepting applications for Fall 2012! Graduate/Post-Graduate Opportunities: The U.S. Department of State offers a number life-changing internships, fellowships and programs in Washington, D.C. and abroad. Undergraduate Opportunities: The U.S. Department of State offers six different internships, fellowships and paid programs to help you get a jump start on your career while still an undergraduate student. Deadline: March 2 For more information and to explore what program is right for you, visit: http://careers.state.gov/students/programs.

DARTMOUTH PROGRAMS

The New U.S. Political Economy Feb. 8, 4:00 pm- Silsby 028 Dr. Peter Orszag, Former Director of the Office of Management and Budget in the Obama Administration and of the Congressional Budget Office, and currently Vice Chairman of Global Banking, Citigroup, Inc., to provide his unique insights into the new U.S. political economy. He will discuss the macroeconomic trends in the U.S, the nation's fiscal trajectory, and how and why the nation's policymaking has become so polarized. For more information, visit: http://rockefeller.dartmouth.edu/events/programs.html.

 

 

Government/Public Policy Career Digest: January 20th, 2012

 INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Freedom House, Africa Intern Gain experience in program administration, USAID financial rules and regulations, developing grant proposals, and Freedom House methodology. Demonstrate through presentation of her/his educational and professional record and life experience that he/she has an academic background in African issues, experience on the continent, language skills applicable to our program needs, knowledge of human rights, dedication to democratic principles, and career aspirations related to the region. Bachelor’s degree or current college or graduate student. To apply for this internship, click: http://www.freedomhouse.org/template.cfm?page=13.

Middle East Institute, Summer Internship: Washington, DC Internships at the Middle East Institute (MEI) provide students or recent graduates considering a career in a Middle East related field with hands-on experience in a Washington-based, nonprofit organization that focuses exclusively on the Middle East. Deadline: March 5 For more information, click: http://mei.edu/Home/Internships.aspx.

Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), Summer Internship Program The CEI intern program seeks to help interested undergraduates, recent college graduates, and graduate students learn about the ideas of liberty and help to promote them by pairing them with a member of CEI’s policy, development, media, or administrative staff. Opportunity to research important policy issues and are expected to have strong writing, research, and analytical skills. Deadline: March 1, 2012 For more information: http://cei.org/internships.

CATO Institute, Summer Internship Assist policy staff as researchers; work with the conference department to organize policy conferences, debates, and forums; attend seminars and conferences; and assist Cato's professional staff by copying and filing newspaper articles, distributing materials to congressional offices, and preparing mailings. Take part in regular seminars on politics, economics, law, and philosophy, as well as a series of lectures and films on libertarian themes. For undergrads, regardless of major, recent graduates, graduate students, or law students who have a strong commitment to individual liberty, private property, free markets, limited government, and the philosophy of classical, or market, liberalism. Deadline: March 1. For more information, view: http://www.cato.org/jobs/intern/index.html.

FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education), Summer Internship Program: Philadelphia, PA FIRE offers a 10-week, paid Summer Internship Program as part of our efforts to educate students about individual rights at colleges and universities. FIRE is looking for intelligent and energetic undergraduates (rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors) who are interested in FIRE's mission and work. Ideal candidates are responsible, focused, and organized, and have an interest in civil liberties. All interns are expected to demonstrate excellent research, writing, and communication skills. The 2012 program will run from Monday, June 4 through Friday, August 10 and interns will receive a stipend of $1,100 per month. Deadline: March 15, 2012. For more information: http://thefire.org/article/12460.html.

Moving Picture Institute (MPI), Summer Internship Program The MPI Internship Program cultivates talented young filmmakers, screenwriters, producers, directors, and others who are committed to using the aesthetic power of film to promote the core American values of freedom. MPI is looking for independent, dynamic, creative, energetic, and self-motivated students or recent graduates who possess excellent research and communication abilities and who have a demonstrable interest in film production. The ideal candidate is committed to individual rights and has an informed appreciation for American liberty. MPI reviews applications for summer and academic year internships on a rolling basis and will work with production partners and interns to set a mutually convenient schedule. Visit: http://www.thempi.org/internships.html.

USPACOM, Unpaid Government Internships: Hawaii U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM), together with other U.S. Government agencies, protects and defends the United States, its territories, Allies, and interests; alongside Allies and partners, promotes regional security and deters aggression; and, if deterrence fails, is prepared to respond to the full spectrum of military contingencies to restore Asia-Pacific stability and security. Sampling of internships include in following branches: Software Development, Cyber Security Branch, Foreign Policy, Public Diplomacy, Strategy & Architecture. Submit application packets ASAP, identify alternate positions to increase your chances of selection. For more information on positions and USPACOM, visit: https://community.apan.org/pacom_strategic_partnerships/p/studentvolunteerinternships.aspx.

POST-GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES **Note: There are post-grad opportunities in the "Internship Opportunities" section as well**

The Thomas R. Pickering  Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship The Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program provides funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. The goal of the Fellowship Program is to attract outstanding students who enroll in two-year master's degree programs in public policy, international affairs, public administration, or academic fields such as business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages, who represent all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds and who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. Deadline: January 30,   2012 http://www.woodrow.org/higher-education-fellowships/foreign_affairs/pickering_grad/eligibility.php

Foreign Affairs, Academic Year Intern The Academic Year Internship is a full-time paid position offering exceptional training in serious journalism. The ­intern works as an assistant editor with substantial responsibility. Previous ­interns have included recent graduates from undergraduate and master’s ­programs. Candidates should have a serious interest in international relations, a flair for writing, and a facility with the English  language. The Academic Year Intern works for one year, starting in July or August. Deadline: February 17, 2012. More info: http://www.foreignaffairs.com/about-us/employment

Freedom House, Embattled NGO Assistance Program Freedom House supports the spread of freedom and democracy throughout the world through research, effective advocacy, and programs directly supporting frontline activists. The Embattled NGO Assistance Fund (ENAF) provides civil society organizations with small grants for medical, legal, humanitarian and other emergencies.  Under the direction of the Senior Program Manager (SPM) and the ENAF team, the Intern will perform responsibilities necessary to day-to-day management of the Fund. Required: Bachelor’s degree in related field. For more information, visit: http://www.freedomhouse.org/template.cfm?page=13.

SUMMER PROGRAMS

American Enterprise Institute (AEI), Summer Institute Program: Washington, DC The 2012 American Enterprise Summer Institute is looking for college undergraduates who are passionate about public affairs, and want to spend the summer diving headfirst into public policy. Fully funded four-week program will help students develop the core analytical skills required for rigorous public policy analysis while introducing them to some of the nation’s top free-enterprise leaders. Students will receive a stipend for $1,000 as well as up to $500 for travel expenses. Apply online at: http://www.aei.org/about/summer-institute/.

DARTMOUTH OPPORTUNITIES

Dartmouth-Oxford Exchange Program, Rockefeller Center Each fall, winter, and spring a maximum of four students can attend Keble College of Oxford University. The experience offers Dartmouth students the opportunity to live in Oxford dorms and during the program to have complete access to libraries, sports, facilities, and lectures. The program will primarily serve government and economics majors. All government and economics tutorials will be approved in advance by the departments and some will count towards the major. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.5. Deadline: February 1, 2012 For more information, visit: http://rockefeller.dartmouth.edu/studentopps/doe.html