Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Save the Date! LASC Visiting Scholar - Lecture and Workshop with Elías Palti

University of Maryland, College Park
Latin American Studies Center
Visiting Scholar
Intellectual History and the Political Languages of Latin America and the Hispanic World
April 2 - 6
Prof. Elías José Palti, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Prof. Palti will be in residence for seven days. He will lecture publically and run an intensive workshop for graduate students and faculty. Advanced undergraduates may also attend.
Mark your calendars.
Lecture: In the Folds of the Sacred: A Genealogy of the Political in the Hispanic World
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 2, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: 3202 Knight Hall
"The political" is not an eternal category but rather an "invention" of the seventeenth century from within the frameworks of theological thought and was even inconceivable before. The development of political thinking in the Hispanic world between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries provides us fundamental keys to comprehending that crucial phenomenon that will determine all subsequent political development and debates. 
Workshop: Recent Approaches in Intellectual History and the Political Languages of Nineteenth-Century Latin America
Date and Time: Saturday, April 6, 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Location: 2120 Francis Scott Key (Merrill Room)
The theoretical developments that made intellectual history one of the most dynamic and innovative areas in the field of the humanities paved the way for the definition of new objects and kinds of approaches to them and oblige us to revise traditional forms of understanding Latin American politico-intellectual history. A fundamental aspect of these reformulations is the new possibilities they open to integrate cultural processes into broader scenarios than the national ones and to analyze modes of symbolical interaction and intellectual exchange much more complex and problematic than previously thought.
Elías José Palti is one of the most innovative and prolific writers on the intellectual history of Latin America. He obtained his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1997, after which he pursued postdoctoral studies at El Colegio de México and Harvard University. He currently teaches at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and frequently serves as a guest professor in universities worldwide. He is the author of ten books and currently a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the History of Ideas. Palti has received various prizes and fellowships, including the Guggenheim Fellowship in 2009.
Those wishing to attend the workshop should RSVP to by Friday, April 5, 2013. Participants in the workshops should be prepared to do a short set of readings, which will be provided by e-mail.

Ag Discovery 2013 Mentors

Ag Discovery is a 3 week program in July designed to promote the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources to high school students from all over the country.  Participants receive a unique college experience by rooming on campus, taking a course and traveling to different sites in and around Maryland!

As an Ag Discovery mentor, you will room with the participants in the dorm, accompany them on field trips, and promote the University of Maryland.  Past activities include Capitol Hill tour, DuPont facilities tour, National Zoo, Smithsonian Natural History Museum, Brookside Gardens, Patuxent Wildlife Refuge and USDA lab experiments.   The position provides free room and board as well as a stipend pay.

Students who are interested in making connections, promoting the University and are able to work with kids (ages 14-17) are encouraged to apply. All majors are welcome

When: July 7th – 26th

Interested?  The Office of Academic Programs will start conducting “interviews” for students interested in the position!  Contact Alyse Carter,, to learn more and to set up a meeting with Drs. Evelyn Cooper and Leon Slaughter!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

DC Summer Internship with The Fund for American Studies

The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) is still accepting applications for its summer 2013 academic internship programs held in Washington, DC. TFAS prepares undergraduate and law students for leadership by teaching them the ideas of freedom and a free-market economy.
The program includes an internship placement, academic courses for credit from George Mason University, housing in furnished apartments in downtown DC, site briefings, professional development activities and social events. Programs are offered in a variety of areas of study:
·         Public Policy & Economics
·          International Affairs & Economics
·         Corporate Business & Government Affairs
·         Journalism, Communications & Public Relations
·         Community Service & Nonprofit Sector
Visit to find more information.  
Students interested in applying, may contact Admissions Director Mary Stankus at or 202.986.0384 to receive special application instructions and an exclusive extended deadline.

Deadline Approaching: UMD Summer Language Institute

The University of Maryland’s School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (SLLC) Summer Language Institute offers an intensive language and culture programs for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced students of Arabic and Persian.  These programs will run from June 2nd – August 5, 2013 and feature the following:
•          Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced level training in Arabic & Persian (as well as Content Level in Persian)
•          Small group time with language partners for additional support, speaking practice,  and tutoring
•          A focus on building listening comprehension skills through media and current events
•          Complete one full year of language study in an intensive summer (12 credits)
•          Proximity to Washington, DC, allowing for a rich calendar of weekly cultural events and lectures, and the opportunity to collaborate with government & business professionals
•          Small class sizes, 22 contact hours per week, and dedicated faculty and staff members
Our application deadline is April 15, 2013; please contact our staff at  (301) 405-9266 if you have any questions.
Our courses are filling up quickly, so please get your application in soon if you would like to be considered. 
Apply now!

Bright Futures: Internship Scholarship Fund

Have you been offered a wonderful unpaid summer internship and are concerned about finances?
The University Career Center & The President’s Promise is awarding need-based scholarships averaging between $250 - $1,250 to help offset expenses while furthering your academic and career goals during a summer internship.
The application will be available on Monday, April 1 through  We will accept applications until Wednesday, April 24 at 11:59 p.m.  
For more information on eligibility:

Monday, March 25, 2013

SGA elections

It's not too late to run for a position in the Student Government Association. The final mandatory candidate information session is March 26 at 6pm in the Terrapin A Room of the Student Involvement Suite in Stamp. The final required SGA General Body meeting is March 27 at 6pm in the Charles Carroll Room of Stamp. Please visit for more information!

Running Start/Walmart Star Fellowship

Fall 2013 Application Now Open!

The Star Fellowship program brings female college students and recent college graduates to D.C. for a semester long program to work for a female member of Congress and learn about running for elected office during Friday seminars. 
Applications due April 8, 2013 by 11:59 p.m.
To learn more and to apply:

Internship with The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE)

 Summer 2013 Paid Internship Application
As an Intern at ACCCE, students will work one-on-one with their ACCCE mentor and interact with our partnership of industries to support policies that promote the use of coal. 
The eight-week summer internship program in Washington, D.C. offers a generous stipend, plus a D.C. Metro Card for transportation to the office each day. Interns are expected to commit 20-40 hours per week to their work at ACCCE. For more information:  
Applications due no later than April 1, 2013.

NASA Seeking Summer Interns

For students interested in the nation’s space program and international relations, we invite you to join the international team at NASA Headquarters, in downtown Washington, DC! NASA’s Office of International and Interagency Relations (OIIR) has openings for one to two student interns this summer, for rising junior and senior undergraduate and graduate students. Any majors may apply, including English, Political Science, International Relations, Public Affairs, and Business Administration.
Students interested in joining our team for the summer should forward their resume along with a statement of interest to Ms. Liz Williams at no later than April 10, 2013.

Industry Networking Series: Careers & Internships in Government

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 • 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library)
Interested in a career with federal, state, local government? Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from and network directly with professionals in the field.
Tentative Panelists include:

Foreign Service Careers at Your Fingertips – DOSCareers for iPhone and Android.

We’re pleased to announce the release of DOSCareers, a new mobile app designed for aspiring Foreign Service candidates and others seeking to familiarize themselves with diplomatic careers. This app offers essential information right at your fingertips: Foreign Service Specialist and Officer career path descriptions, videos of employees in specific career tracks, sample questions from prior Foreign Service Officer Tests (FSOTs), an overview of the selection and hiring processes, links to a variety of free study resource applications, and links to Diplomats in Residence (DIRs) and recruitment events.
The DOSCareers mobile app is available as a free download for both iPhone and Android devices.
For details, visit
Visit for additional information on careers with the U.S. Department of State.
U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer.
We appreciate your interest in a career with the U.S. Department of State.
Visit our forums if you have any questions, or to search for topics of interest. The forums can be found under Engage on the website. You can also search our FAQs for more information.
U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer.

Summer Interships with the Office of U.S. Senator Brian Schatz

The Office of U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) is currently soliciting applications from students interested in summer internships.  We are looking for enthusiastic, self-motivated, and professional undergraduate, graduate, and law students for positions in both our Washington D.C. and Honolulu District offices.  Applicants should be strong writers with excellent communication skills and ready to work in a fast-paced environment.
To apply, students must submit a resume, short writing sample, and cover letter including dates of availability and a description of ties to Hawaii, if any.  Please contact Sarah Kaopuiki at with any questions or to submit completed applications.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis as received.

Revolution Messaging Summer Interns (Progressive Firm)

YOU: Hard working, highly motivated, and fascinated by social media. You don’t mind campaign hours, and are seeking the opportunity to work with leaders in the lefty community, using tools that help innovate on-the-ground organizing and messaging. You are a great writer, a creative thinker, and have a passion for lefty political issues and causes. You want to work for a place that has clients you can be excited about and are proud to work for. You are a self-starter and can work independently and as part of a team. Technical skills in web production, programming and data tool sets are great, but are not strictly required. You don’t feel weird wearing jeans to work.
THE GIG: This internship is unpaid in exchange for academic credit. You will work directly with RM staff to assist clients in shaping, maintaining and evolving their political presence in a niche technology market. Interns will get direct, hands-on experience with the social media tools that are vital in the campaigns of today and tomorrow and will learn how to effectively organize online in a fast paced political environment. Hours are flexible, as interns can commit to 20-40 hours per week. Typical projects include: Developing social media & social networking plans; Maintaining and developing of mobile messaging platforms; Assisting in preparation of client case studies; and Measuring the effectiveness of our clients’ social media strategies. We tend to hire exceptional interns to join our team as paid staff.
The following positions are available:
    Social Media/Communications Intern: The social media intern will assist with marketing and communications activities as well as assist in innovative social networking.
    New Media/Design Intern: The new media intern will mainly assist with the development side of things and may work directly on products produced for client use.
Interns will likely have many of the same types of duties and will potentially be cross-trained in multiple areas and will have the chance to work on fun and exciting New Media projects.
If you think this sounds like a great learning experience, please send a cover letter explaining your qualifications and highlighting why you would be a great fit, along with a one-page resume to Kate at and Jen at by April 15th.
You may also visit for more information

Thursday, March 14, 2013

United Youth Movement - A Generation’s Assembly

Wednesday, April 3rd, the United Youth Movement will be hosting A Generation’s Assembly to address the current crises facing our generation. Our aim is to initiate political and societal awareness as a means to reignite student activism. To galvanize our generation, we will discuss imperative issues such as the War on Drugs, the prison-industrial complex, the erosion of civil liberties, our unsustainable foreign policy, and the national deficit. We believe that it is our duty as a high-standing academic institution to provide a platform where compelling topics can be discussed and examined in the context of history, science, and logic.

Check our Facebook and Twitter for more information:
Since we are expecting a turnout of about 200-300 students, this event will also serve as a marketing opportunity for all groups involved.
When: Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013, 6 – 9 PM

Where: Stamp, Colony Ballroom

Internship Opportunity with fuseGap

fuseGap is a political/educational Silicon Valley web startup that’s making it cool to be informed.  We’re funded, growing quickly, and are looking to rapidly add elite college students to our paid internship team.  The product is currently in private beta testing.  

Working directly with the cofounders, some duties include:
-Identifying and partnering with knowledge sources (such as non-profits) that need to promote awareness
-Leading campus-wide user testing & outreach campaigns
-Expanding fuseGap’s community of socially-conscious leaders
-Providing feedback about the product roadmap
-Generally spreading the word about fuseGap and a more informed society
-Generating fact-based content for the platform

-Driving passion to make society more informed
-Social media proficiency
-Deep interest in being on the cutting edge of politics and education
-Active participant/leader in campus activities
-Technical skills are a plus, but not required

During the school year, compensation is a monthly stipend.  In the summer, interns will be moved out to fuseGap’s Silicon Valley office.  

Please email a resume and description of why you want to work for fuseGap to  We are taking applications on a rolling basis, but due to high volumes earlier applications will likely have an advantage.

Fulltime summer fellowship program in Denver with New Era Colorado

This summer, New Era Colorado is offering a full time summer fellowship program in Denver, Colorado to train the next generation of young leaders to create change in their communities. 

 New Era Colorado is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that works to engage young people in the political process through civic engagement, advocacy, and leadership development. We're an innovative vehicle for hands-on democracy working to empower our generation.

The Democracy Fellows will learn to lead, organize, and advocate for the issues they are passionate about, and can receive need-based stipends for their participation. They'll learn from the best in their fields in Colorado how to write field plans, craft a media strategy, build relationships with volunteers, and more. 

More information is available on New Era Colorado's website:

We are excited to offer this opportunity to the students of University of Maryland.

Rescheduled 2013 SADAT FORUM: Can Obama broker Arab-Israeli peace?

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
The Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development
cordially invite you to the
2013 Sadat Forum:
Can OBAMA BROKER Arab-Israeli Peace?
John Townshend
Dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Introductory Remarks by
Jehan Sadat
Former First Lady of Egypt
Daniel Kurtzer
S. Daniel Abraham Professor at Princeton University
and former United States Ambassador to Israel and Egypt
Margaret Warner
Senior Correspondent for PBS NewsHour
Tamara Cofman Wittes
Director of Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution
and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
Moderated by
Shibley Telhami
Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.
Dance Theatre
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
University of Maryland, College Park
The 2013 Sadat Forum is convened on the occasion of the release of
The Peace Puzzle: America’s Quest for Arab-Israeli Peace: 1989-2011 
Co-authors Daniel Kurtzer and Shibley Telhami will be available
for a book signing at the reception following the panel.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Community Liason Internship Opportunity with Delegate Alonzo Washington

Location: Prince George’s County, MD

Maryland State Delegate seeks a highly motivated, responsible, outgoing and creative individual interested in getting involved in local and state government.

This is an excellent networking opportunity and a great way to learn about the political process. Candidates should be well organized, with the ability to multitask and work independently.

This position is part-time in the evening with some weekends for a total of 10-15 hours a week. College credit and a small hourly stipend are available.
The internship would preferably last from late May to August. 
-Cultivate relationships with community leaders, activist, and county agency officials.
-Organize community and outreach events.
-Brief the Delegate on eminent community concerns.
-Maintain and manage constituent database.
-Inform constituents about important policy issues

-Excellent writing skills and experience.
-A commitment to accuracy and details is essential
-Versatile self-starter, with strong intellect and total reliability.
-Strategic and organizational skills.
-Web knowledge and tech savvy.
-Commitment to team work.
-Familiarity with word processing, database programs, internet
research, and spreadsheet programs.

Interested applicants may send a copy of their resume and a cover letter to:
Brian Anleu
House Office Building, Room 204B
6 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 841-3652, (301) 858-3652
1-800-492-7122, ext. 3652 (toll free)
fax: (410) 841-3699, (301) 858-3699

Closing Date: Until filled

Living Off-Campus in 2013 - Spring Off-Campus Living Fair

Are you still searching for Fall 2013 off-campus housing? It’s not too late to register for the spring Off-Campus Living Fair where you can find out about current housing options! You might also meet a future roommate. 
The Off-Campus Living Fair is a FREE one-stop shop for incoming students, faculty, and staff to research their off-campus living options. As a housing seeker, you will get personal assistance with the what, when, and where of off-campus living, interact with integral campus departments, and meet other off-campus students and potential roommates. The fair is a perfect opportunity for you to get immediate answers to your all off-campus living questions!
An additional feature to this year’s fair is the Turbo Roommate Match-up!  This program allows roommate seekers to talk and connect with other students who are looking for roommates in a fun setting. 
The Spring Off-Campus Living Fair will be held on:
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013
Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student Union
You can now register online by visiting! For further information about the Off-Campus Living Fairs, please visit our website at or call our office at (301) 314-3645.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Monday, March 11, 2013

INTERNSHIP WORKSHOP SERIES: Congressional Internships presented by UMD alumnus Scott Baker

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library)
Mr. Scott Baker is a University of Maryland College Park alumnus who served as a congressional staff member for 13 years and was the Washington Internship Coordinator to former U.S. Congressman Chet Edwards of Waco, Texas from 2003 to 2011.
In this session, Mr. Baker will provide students a better understanding of how to research and apply to congressional internships. He will also give insight on how to best develop your resume, cover letter and writing samples to stand out amongst the competition.
To RSVP for the event, please visit this link:

FULBRIGHT - Opportunities for English Teaching and Study/Research Abroad

ATTENTION Juniors, Seniors and recent graduates! Are you interested in pursuing prestigious international study/research or English teaching opportunities during the 2014-15 academic year?
Learn about the Fulbright Fellowship Program, the nation’s largest and most prestigious global fellowship program!
Fulbright awards are designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates opportunities for international experience, personal enrichment and an open exchange of ideas with citizens of other nations. About 1500 Fulbright grants are currently available to over 150 nations. There are two distinct types of grant: study/research awards for students who wish to investigate timely and significant topics abroad, and English Teaching Assistantships. You will find below some brief introductory information about Fulbright awards. For detailed information please visit the Fulbright US Student Program website at: 
The National Scholarships Office at the University of Maryland is hosting information several workshops on Fulbright study/research and teaching opportunities – please RSVP using the links below if you plan to attend (and let us know if are interested but unable to attend by writing to
Wednesday, March 13 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to
Thursday, March 14 at 4:30 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to
Friday, March 15 at 4:30 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to
Wednesday, March 13 at 4:30 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to
Thursday, March 14 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to
Friday, March 15 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to
Who Can Apply: US Citizens – Current Juniors and Seniors, Recent Grads – All Majors – GPA of 3.4 or higher recommended – Campus Deadline: Tuesday, September 3, 2013
There are two types of Fulbright grants:
--Fulbright Academic Study/Research Grant: Opportunities to conduct research are available in over 150 countries. Students design their own study/research projects. These grants generally provide round-trip transportation; book and research allowances; living costs for the academic year, based on living costs in the host country; supplemental health and accident insurance; tuition, in some cases; and language or orientation courses, where appropriate.
--Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships: Opportunities to teach English language and conversation classes are currently available in 68 countries (the list is regularly updated and enlarged) including: Europe: Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia/Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine; Asia: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kyrgyz Republic, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Vietnam; Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Venezuela; Middle East / North Africa: Bahrain, Israel, Jordan, Morocco, Oman; Sub-Saharan Africa: Rwanda, Kenya, South Africa;  A stipend is provided based on living costs in the host country. The Fulbright award covers round-trip international travel, health and accident insurance, and orientation costs.
Award Amounts: In general, Fulbright grants for study and teaching cover the following costs: Round-trip transportation to the host country; Maintenance for the academic year, based on living costs in the host country; Medical Insurance; and orientation programs, in some cases. Fulbright study grants may also provide: Book and research allowances; Full or partial tuition, in most cases.
Duration: Approximately one academic year; length and timing of awards varies by individual country and/or region.
UMD Campus Deadline: September 3, 2013 – contact us at for details.

The LGBT Equity Scholarship

The LGBT Equity Scholarship is an annual award presented by the LGBT Equity Center at the end of each academic year.  Applications for the 2013 award are due April 1, 2013.

he LGBT Equity Scholarship is financed by the LGBT Scholarship Fund and consists of a single $1,500 award.  The recipient must be a full time student at the University of Maryland, College Park, who has demonstrated a commitment to promoting civil rights for and preventing discrimination against LGBT people.
Students may be undergraduate or graduate, but must be full-time during the current semester.  One of the objectives of the scholarship is to encourage students to continue their formal education; therefore, spring graduates would typically not receive the award. Exceptions to beingfull time or a spring graduate may be considered, but must be justified.

To apply, you must submit a short statement (maximum of 2 pages, double spaced) outlining your qualifications for the scholarship.  You must also submit an unofficial transcript and at least one letter of recommendation. Submit your materials to Dr. Luke Jensen, 2218 Marie Mount Hall or to no later than April 1.  

The LGBT Scholarship Fund also provides emergency support for students in financial need because of sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.  For more information about emergency support, contact Dr. Luke Jensen at  

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Undergraduate Studies faculty teaching awards

The Office of Undergraduate Studies is seeking nominations of University of Maryland faculty members for two teaching awards. These awards, given annually, are the Undergraduate Studies Programs Teaching Award and the Undergraduate Studies General Education Teaching Award.
Based on undergraduate student nominations, the Office of Undergraduate Studies will recognize two faculty members for excellence in teaching: one faculty member teaching in an Undergraduate Studies Program, and one faculty member teaching in a General Education Program. The two recognized faculty will receive $1,000 cash awards and be acknowledged in a ceremony held on May 10, 2013.
To submit a nomination a student who has taken a course in an Undergraduate Studies Program or in either CORE or the new General Education Program should consult the Undergraduate Studies Teaching Excellence Award page at An email to all students will go out this week.
Nominations are due by April 1, 2013.

Progressive Campaign Job Opportunities for Graduating Seniors – Nationwide!

Grassroots Campaigns is currently hiring Assistant Canvass Directors to run field campaigns on behalf of issue based organizations like Oxfam America, ACLU, The Nature Conservancy, and the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Grassroots Campaigns is looking to interview top students to join our teams as Assistant Canvass Directors!  There is no better time get involved and shape the next generation of activists that will take this country in a more progressive direction and see change on issues that matter now.

Students who are interested should apply directly to:
 Mac Smith
(917) 856-9804

Job Responsibilities:
·     Recruitment:  Build a team of 15-50 canvassers by recruiting from within the local community.  Interview prospective staff and make hiring decisions.
·     Staff Management:  Teach canvassing/fundraising skills.  Work with your staff in individual and group settings, with a particular eye towards developing leaders.  Cultivate a welcoming and motivating atmosphere.
·     Canvassing:  Canvass in the field for four days per week, to train new and experienced staff in the field and meet personal fundraising requirements.
·     Administration:  Carefully track income and expenses.  Manage the budget for your office.  Process staff payroll.  Maintain records for future organizing efforts.

Qualifications:  Strong communication and motivational skills, work ethic, and desire for political change are essential.  Candidates must be able to work within a team, have proven leadership ability and experience handling a lot of responsibility. Strong self-direction and the ability to take initiative are also necessary qualifications. Previous field or canvassing experience is a plus, and may qualify candidates for additional leadership positions.

Training:  Newly hired directors will typically spend three weeks doing field training, working intensely alongside experienced directors and will also attend week-long national classroom training.  Additionally, directors receive support from regional management staff throughout their time on staff.  After one year in the position, staff will have learned the basics of running a successful grassroots campaign, including, but not limited to, fundraising and donor recruitment, hiring and supervising staff and/or volunteers, and turf management.

Expectations: Positions last through August of 2014.  Campaign hours can run 80-100 hours per week, including work on weekends. 
Salary/Benefits:  Annual salary for Assistant Canvass Directors begins at $24,000.   Staff may opt into our health care plan (PPO).  Paid training, vacation and sick days are included; student loan assistance is available. 
Timing and Location:
Positions are available beginning post-graduation, in cities nationwide (MA, MN, NJ, NY, PA, IL, NM, MO, NC, CO, CA, NY, WA, OR, TX, FL and Washington, D.C.).  Ask Mac for details.

To Apply:
Contact Mac Smith at 917-856-9804 or
 ATTENTION: If you’re not graduating this year, but still interested in getting involved, Grassroots Campaigns is also hiring students for full time SUMMER JOB positions.  To find out more and to apply visit

 Grassroots Campaigns past and current clients include: Amnesty International, the American Civil Liberties Union, Oxfam America, the League of Conservation Voters, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Equality California, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty Animals, VoteVets, the Democratic National Committee, Political Action, Repower America, Working America, Common Cause, and the Center for American Progress and Save the Children. (Save the Children is an independent organization and is not religiously or politically aligned. Save the Children has no direct affiliation with the organizations Grassroots Campaigns, Inc. partners with.)