U.S. PIRG Application Deadline Approaching

U.S. PIRG still has entry-level positions available for graduating seniors. The deadline to apply is this Friday, March 24 at 5pm PT.

Check out the available positions!

  • U.S. PIRG Digital Campaigners use their online skills and savvy writing skills to run powerful digital campaigns that engage thousands of supporters!
  • U.S. PIRG Fellows learn the basics of organizing and smart policy solution in order to cast a spotlight on social problems and help run our campaigns.

All job opportunities are available here on the website.

Whether it’s stopping the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms, banning Monsanto’s Roundup unless and until it’s proven safe, protecting consumers from unsafe or unscrupulous practices, or other problems, the conventional wisdom says that issues are either ‘liberal’ or ‘conservative.’ But these problems affect each and every one of us— they’re just common sense.

They need people who have an opinion about political issues, want to make a difference, and are excited about calling out special interests standing in our way. Most importantly, they need people who are willing to work hard and advocate for the public interest.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Kosovo International Summer Academy 2017

Open to (Eligibility): Undergraduate, graduate and post graduate students (who are enrolled or have already completed aforementioned levels of university studies) and young professionals.
Date/Venue: 12-22 July 2017, Prishtina, Kosovo
Scholarships: A number of scholarships are available for most qualified applicants

This July, Kosovo International Summer Academy (KSA) will organize its 5th edition in Prishtina, Kosovo, with a special focus on “Peace building in post-conflict areas – Diplomacy, Leadership and Negotiations”, that will be realized by Kosovo Center for Diplomacy.

The Kosovo International Summer Academy will be welcoming distinguished professors from the world’s most prestigious universities, diplomats, high-ranking officials, and representatives of civic society, to teach courses and deliver speeches on:

  • Politics
  • Economics
  • Diplomacy
  • Professional Etiquette and Protocol
  • Leadership
  • Peaceful Conflict Resolution
  • EU Integration Process
  • International Law
  • Human Rights
  • International Justice
  • International Security and
  • The Role of Civic Society in Peacebuilding

Program Features
Our Staff is working intensively to make sure that high-ranking officials of Kosovo, including President of Kosovo, Government and Parliament officials, and representatives of diplomatic missions in Kosovo will address the participants.

After the completion of the program, participants are requested to write an essay about their experience in this program, or an article related to Kosovo. The best essay/article will be translated and published in a Kosovo daily newspaper, and two others will be posted in web-page of Kosovo Center of Diplomacy(Opinions section).

Awarded Certificates and ECTS
All participants and attendees who fulfill the requirements during the program will be awarded with certificates from Kosovo Center of Diplomacy and University College “Universum”.

Successful students will receive 6 ECTS credits of the course of ‘’War and Peace: Historical actors, structures and processes’’, issued by the University College “Universum” .

Excursions and Cultural Activities
Throughout your study-abroad experience in Kosovo you will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of excursions and cultural activities.

  • Tour of the Institutions of Kosovo
  • Field trip to Prizren
  • Field trip to Mitrovica
  • Field trip to Mirusha Waterfalls
  • Field trip to Gadime Cave
  • Tour of museums and statues
  • Meetings with high-ranking officials and ambassadors


  • Citizens of all countries in the world are eligible to apply
  •  Undergraduate, graduate and post graduate students (who are enrolled or have already completed aforementioned levels of university studies) and young professionals.
  • Applicants born in 1983 and after
  • You must be in good academic standing

Application Form (download here)
A completed application form is necessary to register for the Kosovo International Summer Academy. A confirmation letter will be sent by e-mail to all applicants upon reception of the application. All applicants will additionally be informed by e-mail regarding the decision of KSA Admissions Committee.

A completed application form with all supporting documents should be sent to: apply@academy-ks.org with the subject line: Application for KSA2017. Should you have additional questions regarding the admission process or any other concerns related to Kosovo Summer Academy 2017, please do not hesitate to contact us via email: info@academy-ks.org .

Scholarships awarding criteria
The following criteria are considered in the admissions process:

  1. Submitting your application early
  2. Financial need
  3. Merit and existing leadership experience
  4. Intercultural experience

Priority deadline: May 1st, 2017

  • Visa Deadline: May 5th, 2017 (This Deadline applies if you need a visa to enter Kosovo)
  • Final Deadline: June 5th, 2017

    *Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis and earlier applications are given priority.

Please find the link for application here: http://academy-ks.org/?page_id=432. For further information please visit official website http://academy-ks.org/ or the official Facebook page of Kosovo International Summer Academy: https://www.facebook.com/KosovoInternationalSummerAcademy/

Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP): Economist (Student Trainee)

The U.S. Department of State Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP) is accepting applications for the Washington D.C. location.

Visit USAJOBS to start the online application process and view the following vacancy announcement numbers.

Please note the cutoff point for these positions: These vacancy announcements will be open from March 17 to March 23, 2017 or when 100 applications have been received. The vacancy will close on whichever day the first of these conditions is met. If the application limit is reached on the same day the announcement opened, the open and close date will be the same. Candidates are encouraged to read the entire announcement before submitting their application packages.

Vacancy USAJOBS Links
Economist (Student Trainee)
Grade 05: HRSC/PATH-2017-0016
Grade 07: HRSC/PATH-2017-0015
Grade 09: HRSC/PATH-2017-0017

Student Trainees work closely with the U.S. diplomats and Civil Service professionals who carry out America’s foreign policy initiatives. To witness and participate in U.S. foreign policy formulation and implementation, consider a Pathways internship with the U.S. Department of State.

The Internship Experience Program (IEP) allows for non-temporary appointments that are expected to last the length of the academic program for which the intern is enrolled. IEP participants, while in the program, are eligible for noncompetitive promotions. This program allows for noncompetitive conversion into the competitive service following successful completion of all program requirements. Veteran’s preference applies.

U.S. citizenship is required for all positions. If you have any questions or would like to search for topics of interest, please contact HRSC@state.gov or visit the forums or FAQs at careers.state.gov.

U-M Women in Health Leadership Summit 3/24

You’re invited to the Women in Health Leadership at the School of Public Health’s 3rd annual Leadership Summit, Leading in a World of Change! This event will engage leaders across disciplines to discuss strategies for leading in contexts of uncertainty.

WiHL’s Leadership Summit is both a learning and a networking opportunity. It will deliver practical strategies to clarify your career path, cultivate your professional development, and increase your capacity for leadership. The summit includes speakers such as, Joy D. Calloway of New Center Community Services of Detroit, Ari Weinzweig of Zingerman’s Community of Business, and Paula Lantz from the Ford School of Public Policy. This event has limited space capacity so register now to guarantee your spot!

When: Friday, 3/24 2:30-5:30PM (Reception 5:30-7PM)

Where: The Michigan League, Reception: HopCat

Cost: WiHL Member: Free!, Non-WiHL Member: $5

Payment Method: Venmo or check to Women in Health Leadership

Register HERE by March 17th!

If you have any questions, please contact Women in Health Leadership at wihlboard@umich.edu.

Global Advocates Fellowship

As we work through the first quarter of 2017, we are more impressed than ever before by the incredible impact our Global Advocates have had around the world. We strive to facilitate a true partnership between Advocates and our partners, and the results of these partnerships have been incredible – since we began the program, we’ve seen a 407% increase in projects completed at our partner sites, a 2,071% increase in lives impacted and a 573% increase in local people employed. To all of our past Advocates, thank you for work you put in to become the empathetic servant leaders this world needs.

Due the the huge impact of this program, we couldn’t be more excited to kick off Class 13 with more placement options and global partnerships than ever before! Class 13 will begin June 8th with a bootcamp in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We are looking for Advocates with experience or skills in:

  • monitoring and evaluation
  • financial literacy
  • program design
  • permaculture and design
  • public health
  • storytelling
  • education
  • community outreach
  • grant writing

We are planning to embed Class 13 Advocates with Summits Education in Haiti, The Chain Collaborative in Nicaragua or Uganda, Common River in Ethiopia, Flying Kites in Kenya,  El Árbol del Niño in Guatemala, the Queen Elizabeth Academy in Tanzania and more.

Class 13 applications are due April 15, but the sooner you apply the sooner we can begin your interview process. Please email katie@mamahope.org with any questions or concerns about the program or application.

Last but not least, Class 12 is now officially in the field! Megan is in Kenya working with the Akili Girl’s School and OLPS to support sustainable agriculture initiatives, Julie is in Tanzania working with Glorious and White Orange Youth, and Julia is in Uganda at the Suubi Health Center. Follow their blogs for stories and updates on their projects.

With Gratitude,


P.S.  Want to talk to a Mama Hope staff member to learn more about the program? Sign up for one of our webinars by emailing katie@mamahope.org. Webinars will be at 5:00 pm PST on March 13 and 12:00 pm PST on March 17

Jobs with Impact

Impact is hiring campaign organizers to work full-time to protect our environment, our democracy and our future.

We’ve extended our application deadline to March 18thClick here to apply.

Let’s take global warming. What problem could be bigger or more profound? It’s a ticking time bomb for life on the planet. So how do we defuse it?

We need America to continue to be a leader on reducing emissions linked to climate change. President Trump has indicated that he plans to get rid of protections that reduce carbon emissions from power plants and has said he will not follow through on the Paris Climate Agreement.

So, Impact organizers will be on the ground in 25 states to mobilize businesses, faith leaders and citizens to demonstrate the commitment to keeping our promises on climate change, and transitioning a sustainable, renewable energy economy.

Let’s take clean water. What could be more obvious, right? We need clean water to live. So how do we prevent more problems like the recent big chemical spill in West Virginia or the massive toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie, both of which left hundreds of thousands of people without clean drinking water?

For starters, we fight to protect the Clean Water Act. So our team of Impact organizers will work hard to counter the polluters’ pressure by mobilizing more than 1,000 business owners, local elected officials, farmers and other influential voices.

This is the kind of work Impact does every day. YOU can be part of the solution! Click here to apply for a campaign organizer position before it’s too late.

Impact was created by leading advocacy organizations like Environment America, U.S. PIRG and the PIRG Campus Action project. We build the grassroots action and power it takes to make an impact on important issues.