Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Campaign for Liberty Foundation Internship Grants

The Campaign for Liberty Foundation is currently searching for students who are planning to intern in the Washington D.C. area for the Spring 2015 semester. The foundation recently announced their newest program, the M. Louise Tate Internship Grants.
These grants are designed as a one-time $1000 stipend for young individuals who are working unpaid internships with a D.C. area organization or Congressman. Living in Washington D.C. is expensive, and their goal is to provide opportunity to students who want to get involved in the political process.
You can find out more about this wonderful program and the application process here. The deadline to apply for the Spring semester is November 18th.

Please contact Michael Clayton (michael.clayton@campaignforliberty.comwith any further questions about the application process or program.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Sign up for Middle Eastern Studies!

Still looking for a minor?
The Middle Eastern Studies Minor (MESM) introduces students to the history, culture, and politics of the Middle East since the emergence of Islam. MESM balances coursework in the contemporary period with exposure to the pre-twentieth-century political, intellectual, and religious experience of the region, its ethnic and religious make-up, and the rich culture that these together engendered.

Degree Requirements: 15-18 credits total
6 credits (2 courses) in Area Distribution; 6 credits (2 courses) in Pre-Modern; 3 credits (1 course) in Electives

For more information about this program, please contact the MESM minor advisor, Nicole Mclean. 
The advising office is located in 3107 Taliaferro Hall.
The fall advising hours are at Monday, 11-12; Tuesday, 1-2 or by appointment.
The office can be contacted at mideaststudies@umd.edu or

Friday, September 26, 2014

Internship Workshops and Opportunities

Internship Workshops

How to Find an Internship
12-1 p.m. 
University Career Center (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Not sure where to start with your internship search? Or, do you feel like you are at a standstill and unsure about the next steps in your search? To help you with your internship search, we 
will discuss:
  • Specific resources available to research internship opportunities in non-profit, government and corporate sectors
  • Quick tips on making a positive first impression on resumes and during interviews
  • Strategies to connect with UMD alumni working within your intended career field

Internship Panel: Diversity Matters
4:30-6:00 p.m.
University Career Center (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Come hear panelists representing organizations that successfully prepare and place diverse students into internships with top companies and organizations. Panelists include INROADS, T. Howard Foundation & Hispanic National Internship Program through HACU.

Internship Opportunities 

National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) 
Spring 2015 Internship Program
Priority deadline to apply: October 26, 2014
Final Deadline to apply: November 9, 2014
Application information can be found at 

Maryland General Intern Program  
Deadline to Apply: October 31, 2014.
This rewarding program is for anyone that has an interest in becoming a Legislative Intern for a member of the Maryland General Assembly.

Up to Us Campus Competition
Deadline to Apply: September 26, 2014.
This nationwide campus competition is a great leadership development opportunity and resume builder that gives students the platform to educate their peers on our nation's long-term debt among other things.

Heritage Spring Internship Opportunities
To apply: Fill out online application and send in two letters of recommendation as well as an official school transcript by October 1, 2014.  

Office of Science and Technology Policy Spring 2015 Policy Internship Program
Deadline to Apply: October 17, 2014.

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is looking for students who are U.S. citizens and will be enrolled in an accredited college or university during the Spring 2015 semester.

Victory Congressional Internship
Spring 2015 Internship and Leadership Program
Deadline to apply for Spring 2015 session: October 27, 2014.
This intensive leadership program, open to all LGBTQ college students, includes a Congressional internship with an LGBT-friendly member of Congress. 

Corporation for National & Community Service
Unpaid Internship Opportunities 
To apply: Send a cover letter and resume to Denise Giles Yeager, Intern Program Coordinator, dyeager@cns.gov.

National Museum of American History Spring 2015 Internships
Deadline to apply for Spring 2015 internships: October 15, 2014.       

Rep. Grijalva Accepting Applications for Spring Internship

Deadline to apply is December 12, 2014

 Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva is accepting applications for Spring 2015 internships in Washington, D.C. and his various Southern Arizona district offices.

Deadline to apply is December 12, 2014.

Interns in the Washington office work closely with legislative and communications staff, answer office phones, distribute mail, and communicate with constituents. Preference is given to students and individuals from Arizona’s 3rd Congressional District, although all qualified applicants are carefully considered. Interns are unpaid and are responsible for lodging and transportation. Applicants are highly encouraged to explore scholarship opportunities that may be offered through their respective institutions or by other programs.

Anyone interested in working in the Washington, D.C. office should submit a cover letter, resume, and a one-page writing sample to Cristina Villa, Rep. Grijalva’s internship coordinator, at Cristina.Villa@mail.house.gov.

Interns at the Tucson, Somerton, and Avondale offices help staff provide constituent services to residents of the Third Congressional District. Interns also perform administrative tasks and may be asked to work on special projects for public outreach, events and other needs of the office. Internships for the Tucson, Somerton, and Avondale offices are available at the beginning of each semester. There is no hard deadline, but earlier applications may be given priority.

Tucson District Office Submit an application form, cover letter, resume, and a short writing sample to Josie Medina at Josie.Medina@mail.house.gov

Somerton District OfficeSubmit an application form, cover letter, resume, and a short writing sample to Martha Garcia at Martha.Garcia@mail.house.gov.

Avondale District OfficeSubmit an application form, cover letter, resume and a short writing sample to Tyler Busher at Tyler.Busher@mail.house.gov.

Joint Bachelor's/Master's Program in Public Policy Info Session

 This Joint Bachelor's and Masters Program in Public Policy program allows qualified UMD undergraduate students to earn their bachelor’s degree in one of the many BSOS majors and their master’s degree in public policy.  Once admitted to the program, students spend their junior year completing most of the undergraduate general education requirements and major requirements. Assuming they maintain at least a 3.5 undergraduate GPA, they take graduate-level public policy courses in the next two years. 
The Joint Bachelor's/Master's Program in Public Policy will be holding a prospective student info session. It will be held on October 2, 2014 from 6-7pm at 1212 Van Munch Hall Tyser Auditorium. Please RSVP at wwww.publicpolicy.umd.edu/prospectivestudents/2014-fall-bampp-information-session.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Study Abroad Opportunity in Hungary and Slovakia for Winter 2015

Journalism after the Soviets

This January, discover and document how freedom of the press is faring two decades after the end of Communist rule as you travel to Slovakia and Hungary. You will be based in the capital cities as you interview investigative journalists for a research project and meet journalists and journalism students to learn how they do their jobs. Working with journalists in both cities, you will learn qualitative research methods to conduct and analyze video interviews with investigative reporters. You will explore the political, cultural, economic and ethical conditions under which they work in those two countries.

You will be based in Bratislava, Slovakia and Budapest, Hungary, two cities on the Danube with rich histories including their importance in the Austro-Hungarian Empire followed by decades of Soviet control. Bratislava is a city with a large population of university students who gather in the Old City, filled with restaurants and cafes. Budapest is renowned for its culture, architecture and coffee houses.

You will share rooms in hotels or dormitories. Accommodations may include Internet, laundry and other services.

You must be in good academic and judicial standing. Please refer to the Fact Sheet at the top of this page for specific eligibility requirements.

Please refer to the program cost sheet for a specific breakdown of expenses.

Applications are due October 1st 
For more information visit: https://myea.umd.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram

  • Visits with investigative journalists in both countries
  • Lectures by journalism and/or international relations professors in both cities
  • Private tours and excursions, prepared for the class
  • Cultural visits in both cities
After you commit to the program, Education Abroad will enroll you in one of the following three (3) credit UMD courses:
  • JOUR479R Special Topics in Data Gathering and Analysis: Investigative Journalism in Post-Soviet Europe
  • JOUR698R Special Problems in Communication: Investigative Journalism in Post-Soviet Europe
Sandra Banisky is the Abell Professor in Baltimore Journalism at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park. There, she teaches classes including urban-affairs reporting in Baltimore, news writing and media law. Before joining the college, she was deputy managing editor for news at The Baltimore Sun, where she managed front-page stories from every department of the newspaper, including its foreign bureaus. At The Sun, she was also national editor and national correspondent, and she covered City Hall and the State House. She is a graduate of Boston University and holds a J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law. She was admitted to the Maryland Bar. She is looking forward to spending a winter term with students motivated to learn all they can about issues confronting journalists overseas.

For course, itinerary or in-country information, please contact the Program Director. For general questions or assistance with applying, contact the appropriate EA Advisor.

Foreign Policy Event at the US Department of State

Please join the U.S. Department of State
for a Foreign Policy Classroom on:

U.S. – India Relations

Date: Wednesday, October 1
Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Check in will begin at 2:30p.m. Please arrive no later than 2:50p.m. to allow for time to pass through security and registration.

Location: U.S Department of State, 2201 C St. NW.
Dean Acheson Auditorium, HST
Enter through the 23rd street entrance, between C and D Streets        
Bring photo ID
In order to attend, please RSVP to foreignpolicyclassroom@state.gov with your full name, university, date of birth, driver’s license with state OR passport number with country by Tuesday, September 30 at 4pm. 

Please note, this program is closed to the press and is not for recording or publication.

Law School Fair 2014

Interested in law school? Come out to the UMD Law School Fair and learn more! 

The UMD Law School Fair offers students a unique opportunity to meet in person with law school admissions representatives from over 100 law schools from across the country. 

The event is open to students and alumni from around the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. area and does not require registration. Business casual attire is suggested.

Tuesday, October 14 from 1pm-4pm
Location: Grand Ballroom - Stamp Student Union
Please email Greg Shaffer, Pre-Law Advisor, at gshaffer@umd.edu with any questions, or visit http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=4992 for further information.

Critical Language Scholarships - Summer 2015

Want to study one of these critical languages during summer 2015 – all expenses paid?
Want to study abroad in one of these countries during summer 2015 – all expenses paid?
Learn more about the CLS summer 2015 scholarships  – and about preparing a strong application by the *November 12, 2014 deadline* – by attending an information session about the Critical Language Scholarship program:
Tuesday, September 30 – 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Please RSVP toscholarships@umd.edu as space is limited
Tuesday, September 30 – 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Please RSVP toscholarships@umd.edu as space is limited
Wednesday, October 1 – 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Please RSVP toscholarships@umd.edu as space is limited
Wednesday, October 1 – 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Please RSVP toscholarships@umd.edu as space is limited
Thursday, October 2 – 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Please RSVP toscholarships@umd.edu as space is limited
Thursday, October 2 – 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Please RSVP toscholarships@umd.edu as space is limited
Friday, October 3 – 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Please RSVP to scholarships@umd.eduas space is limited
Friday, October 3 – 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Please RSVP to scholarships@umd.eduas space is limited
Please RSVP to  scholarships@umd.edu to let us know which session you plan to attend – if you are interested but unable to attend, please write to the same address to receive more information by email. IMPORTANT – BY REPLYING TO scholarships@umd.edu YOU WILL BE GIVEN ACCESS TO OUR ELMS RESOURCE SITE FOR CLS APPLICANTS.
Application Deadline: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 8 pm Eastern Time.
ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION: Applicants must be: US Citizens; currently enrolled freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, or graduate students. A GPA of 3.4 or higher recommended; all majors are eligible. PLEASE NOTE: CLS program in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Persian, and Russian require one or two years of previous study of these languages – for details see:http://www.clscholarship.org/information-for/applicants
For more information about the CLS Program, please visit the CLS website at http://www.clscholarship.org 

Department of State Job

We are pleased to inform you that we are accepting applications for the U.S. Department of State's Foreign Service Office Management Specialist (Administrative Assistant) positions.

Click here (http://careers.state.gov/work/opportunities/vacancy-announcements/oms) for more information, and to start the online application process via USAJobs. 

Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is October 8, 2014.

Potential applicants are strongly urged to read the entire vacancy announcement to ensure they meet all of the requirements for this position, and fully understand the special circumstances involving a career in the Foreign Service before applying. 

All applicants must be U.S. citizens and at least 20 years old to apply and at least 21 years of age to be appointed.

Please visit our forums if you have any questions, or to search for answers regarding the Foreign Service Specialist selection process. The forums can be found under Connect on the careers.state.gov website. We appreciate your interest in a career with the U.S. Department of State.

U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Opportunity to Take Free Practice Tests for the GRE, LSAT, MCAT, and More

Kaplan Test Prep is hosting Free GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, DAT, OAT, & PCAT practice tests Saturday, October 11that the University of Maryland - College Park in The Reckord Armory Building.
Each test will last up to 4 hours and will be proctored like an actual exam.  Immediately following the exam, you will be able to receive your score report, with full comprehensive feedback on your individual performance, on a web-enabled device (smartphone, tablet, or laptop). One of our expert instructors will provide a short overview on how to interpret your score report, followed by a workshop on test-taking strategies. See below for more in depth time and location information:
Sat, October 11 @ the University of Maryland - College Park:
MCAT Practice Test: 11am @ The Armory
LSAT Practice Test: 11am @ The Armory
GRE Practice Test: 11am @ The Armory
DAT/OAT Practice Test: 11am @ The Armory
PCAT Practice Test: 11am @ The Armory
GMAT Practice Test: 11am @ The Armory (For the GMAT test only please bring your own laptop as this is what you will be taking your exam on).
REGISTER HERE! To save your spot today at one of these free tests! Can’t make this date? Or, have any questions about the exams? Please email Zachary Flora at zachary.flora@kaplan.com.

Spring Undergraduate Internship Opportunity with the Graduate Student Legal Aid Office

Thinking about a legal or client services career?  Would you like to earn credit while obtaining direct experience? If so, visit:
www.thestamp.umd.edu/gradlegalaid to download the application and learn further information about the internship.
Please note:
1.      Applicants must have completed 56 credit hours by the start of the internship, 12 of which must have been at UMCP.
2.      If you are affiliated with the Office of Student Conduct, please contact us before completing your application to determine eligibility.

Graduate Student Legal Aid Office
3125 South Campus Dining Hall
T 301.405.5807
F 301.405.0587

Pi Sigma Alpha Faculty Dinner

Interested in speaking with GVPT Faculty in a small, intimate environment? If you are a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, RSVP to our Faculty Dinner! It will be on Tuesday, September 30th from 5:30-7:30PM in 1101 Morrill Hall. We will be providing free dinner at the event where you can network with Professor Alcaniz and Professor Uslaner, both GVPT professors here at UMD. RSVP for this exciting opportunity by emailing umdpsa@gmail.com. We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Internship Opportunity with Senator Chris Coons

The Office of Senator Chris Coons seeks unpaid interns for offices in Washington, DC, Wilmington, DE, and Dover, DE for the fall of 2014. Responsibilities include answering phones, greeting visitors, sorting mail, handling requests for flags and tours, and assisting front office as well as legislative staff. This position requires outstanding organizational abilities, strong communication skills, attention to detail, poise, flexibility, and an ability to prioritize in an extremely fast-paced office. Motivated, hard-working, and professional applicants looking to get a taste of Capitol Hill or state Congressional offices are encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should send an e-mail to Eric_Wall@coons.senate.gov with the subject line reading “Intern” and include a cover letter, resume, and one brief (2 page) writing sample. Students should also specify which offices they are interested in applying to. Delaware ties strongly preferred, but not required. Absolutely no walk-ins or phone calls.

Truman Scholarship for Public Policy and Public Service

ATTENTION JUNIORS!!! Do you have outstanding public service accomplishments, an excellent academic record, and clear evidence of leadership ability? Are you passionate about public service? Are you planning graduate study to help you prepare for a career working for the public good and shaping public policy?
Learn about the Truman Scholarship (www.truman.gov) which honors President Harry S. Truman by recognizing JUNIORS with outstanding potential for making contributions to the public good and to public policy. The Truman Scholarship provides $30,000 toward relevant graduate studies, exceptional internship opportunities and other important benefits. Maryland nominees have won Truman Scholarships each of the past 3 years!
WHO CAN APPLY: US Citizens or nationals (by March 2015) - Juniors, 3rd year Seniors - GPA of 3.5 or higher strongly recommended - All Majors ­ All candidates for Truman Scholarships must be nominated by their university: Maryland's nomination deadline is Monday, November 24, 2014
To learn more about the Truman Scholarship and Maryland's nomination process sign up for one of our upcoming info sessions and read more below.
Wednesday, September 24, 12:00 noon - 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to truman@umd.edu
Wednesday, September 24,  4:30 pm - 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to truman@umd.edu
Wednesday, September 25, 12 noon - 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to truman@umd.edu
Wednesday, September 25, 4:30 noon - 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to truman@umd.edu
Friday, September 26, 12 noon ­ 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to truman@umd.edu
Please let us know by email to truman@umd.edu which session you plan to attend - space is limited.
If you are interested in learning more but cannot attend these sessions, please reply to the same address listing days/times you have available to meet. Prof. Margaret Pearson, Dept. of Government and Politics, who is Maryland's faculty advisor for the Truman Scholarship.
***The deadline to apply for University of Maryland nomination for the 2014 Truman Scholarship is MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014***  
National Scholarships Office2403 Marie Mount Hallwww.scholarships.umd.edu  Francis DuVinage, Director Leslie Brice, Coordinator

Ford Predoctoral Fellowship 2015 Application Now Open

Learn about the Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, which provides an annual stipend of $24,000 for three years and access to a large network of successful Ford Fellows. Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
The Ford Foundation awards approximately 60 predoctoral fellowships every year. These fellowships provide three years of support for individuals engaged in research-based graduate study leading to a Ph.D.
Eligibility to apply to a predoctoral fellowship is limited to:
·         U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals,
·         Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement,
·         Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level,
·         Individuals enrolled or planning to enroll in an eligible research-based program leading to a Ph.D. in the United States,
·         Individuals who require a minimum of three years study to complete their Ph.D./Sc.D. degree as of the 2015 fall semester.
Application Deadline: November 19, 2014
Contact the National Scholarships Office at  scholarships@umd.edu  to learn more and for assistance with the application process.

National Scholarships Office
2403 Marie Mount Hall ­ 
Francis DuVinage, Director ­ 
Leslie Brice, Coordinator

Research Assistant at AEI: Middle Eastern Studies

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI)    
POSITION TYPE Entry Level (Full-Time)
LOCATION: Washington, District of Columbia             
Applications Accepted Until: December 07, 2014
The American Enterprise Institute, a leading non-profit public policy research organization, seeks a full-time research assistant to work in our foreign policy department, contributing to the Institute’s work on Middle Eastern politics and American diplomacy in the region.
Responsibilities include primary research and general analysis of the region from Morocco through Afghanistan, as well as U.S. policy toward the Middle East. Other duties include developing and organizing conferences, panel discussions, and events; overseeing long-term projects and grants; and administrative support.
Applicants must have excellent writing, editing, fact-checking and research skills. An ideal candidate would have both an academic background in some aspect of Middle Eastern and security studies along with some experience in the region and language ability in preferably one Middle Eastern language. A demonstrated interest in American military issues, specifically U.S. defense policy vis-a-vis Iran, is preferred.

Apply: through Careers4Terps

RESULTS Starting Chapter at UMD!

Do you want to be part of a movement to end poverty?
RESULTS is an international advocacy organization that works on promoting legislation and policies that can reduce and eventually end poverty. Here at Maryland, we will promote anti-poverty policies that relate to the issues of public health, education, and/or microfinance, along with raising awareness of poverty in our area and around the world. In addition to learning how to reach out to our local officials, we will put on several events throughout the year.

Joining RESULTS is a great way to learn about poverty, policy in action, and how to do community organizing. To learn more about RESULTS visit results.org. Questions? Contact Nyana Quashie or Evelyn Xu at resultsumd@gmail.com.

Maryland General Assembly Internship Opportunity

Interested in becoming a Legislative Intern for a member of the Maryland General Assembly? The Maryland General Assembly Intern Office is now accepting application for the 2015 legislative session (January 14th - April 13th, 2015) 

Applications should be received by the MGA Intern Office by October 31st, 2014. If you are interested in applying, please come to Government & Politics Advising in 3104 Tydings Hall to pick up an application. 

If you have any additional questions, please email us at gvptadvising@umd.edu 

Maryland Student Researchers Program - New Opportunities!

Francis DuVinage, Director – Elizabeth MacKenzie Tobey, Coordinator – http://www.ugresearch.umd.edu/ - ugresearch@umd.edu
Learn more about the Maryland Student Researchers program, and review over 135 availableopportunities by visiting our website at:http://www.ugresearch.umd.edu/studentresearchers.php
The Maryland Student Researchers (MSR) program serves as a University-wide online bulletin board where UMD researchers post research opportunities for undergraduate students. It is a great way for undergraduates to learn about the rewards and challenges of academic research. Over 135 projects are listed with more being added daily so check back regularly over the next several weeks.
The MSR bulletin board is designed to help undergraduates find research opportunities that are a good fit for their interests and qualifications, and to help faculty members find students to assist with their research project(s).  The research opportunities posted on the MSR website typically call for students to spend around six hours a week working under the direction of a faculty mentor on that faculty member’s own research.  Participating students learn skills and gain valuable experience that will enhance their graduate school and job qualifications. Most positions are for volunteers, some are paid.
The Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research will hold numerous information sessions to assist students who want to use the MSR bulletin board to identify suitable research opportunities, and also to provide advice about additional ways to pursue research opportunities – space for each session is limited so please RSVP to ugresearch@umd.edu with the date/time of the session you plan to attend:
Schedule for MSR Information Sessions, Fall Semester 2014
Wednesday, September 17 from 6:30 to 7 p.m., in McKeldin Library, Room 2100D
Friday, September 19 from 10 to 10:30 a.m., in McKeldin Library, Room 2100D
Friday, September 19 from 1 to 1:30 p.m., in McKeldin Library, Room 2100D
Monday, September 22 from Noon to 12:30, in McKeldin Library, Room 2100D
Tuesday, September 23 from 10 to 10:30 a.m. in McKeldin Library, Room 2100D
Thursday, September 25 from 6:30 to 7 p.m., in McKeldin Library, Room 2100D
ELIGIBILITY: Any student in good academic standing may apply directly for any listed opportunities for which they meet the listed required skills.  It is open to students of all majors and disciplines with an interest in research. Most positions are offered on a volunteer basis, and selection of undergraduate researchers is made solely by the faculty members who provide the listed opportunities.

Career Opportunity for GVPT Graduating Seniors

Student PIRGs Campus Organizer: 2015-2016 Job Description
Students founded PIRG (Public Interest Research Group) over 40 years ago, based upon the simple idea that America has more problems than we should tolerate, and more solutions than we use.
Today, on any college campus, you can find students who feel driven to take on problems outside the classroom, whether it's global warming, big money in politics, or hunger and homelessness.
As a PIRG Campus Organizer, your job is to recruit these students to get involved -- and to train them to be effective leaders who can run campaigns that make an impact in the community, in the state capitol, in Congress, at the White House, or wherever it will make a difference.
We're hiring Campus Organizers to work on 40 campuses across America.
Early Application Deadline: October 19th
Responsibilities may include:
·       Recruiting hundreds of students to volunteer
·       Teaching students to plan and run effective campaigns through internship classes and on-the-ground training
·       Building relationships with faculty and administrators
·       Organizing news events and rallies, and generating the grassroots support it takes to win campaigns
·       During the summer, each Campus Organizer runs a citizen outreach office. This entails fundraising and building the organization, by canvassing and training others to canvass.
·       Strong work ethic
·       Outstanding verbal and written communication
·       Proven leadership skills
·       Strong commitment to getting results
·       Passion for making positive social change
As a PIRG Campus Organizer, you will participate in regional and national trainings run by experienced Student PIRGs staff, consisting of both classroom-style learning and hands-on experience. This training will supplement the valuable skills and hands-on experience you gain on your campus.
Salary & Benefits
Campus Organizers earn $24,500 in the first year. The Student PIRGs offers a competitive benefits package.  Eligible staff receive paid holidays, sick days, and vacation days; and the opportunity to enroll in our group health care, college loan assistance, and 401(k) programs.  We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.
Find out more
Find out more information at jobs.studentPIRGs.org. If you have any questions you can contact Micaela Preskill, Student PIRGs Recruitment Director at (312)544-4436 ext. 304 or mpreskill@studentpirgs.org.
How To Apply
Apply online at jobs.studentPIRGs.org by October 19th.
The Student PIRGs and all PIRG-affiliated organizations are equal opportunity employers and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or veteran status.