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Columbia University’s Journal of Politics and Society is currently accepting undergraduate student papers for publication in the Fall 2017 Journal. The Journal has consistently published multiple papers by U-M students in the past few years.

The academic journal of the social sciences and history is distributed nationally among academics on EBSCO, Google Scholar, and the Library of Congress. In its 28th year of publication, the Journal features exclusively undergraduate work on political and social issues. The Journal is seeking outstanding student research papers from seminars, upper-level electives, independent study and thesis programs.

Papers are typically between 20 and 50 pages, although all submissions will be considered.

The deadline for student paper submissions is January 8, 2017. To download a Call for Papers PDF, please visit: http://www.helvidius.org/cfp

If you care to learn more about the organization or to view past editions of the Journal, please visit www.helvidius.org.

Community Leadership Summer Internships in DC – Feb. 8 Early Deadline

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Community Leadership + NGO Internships – the Ultimate DC Experience!
Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service
www.DCinternships.org/IPVS
June 3 – July 28, 2017
Priority Deadline for Scholarships: February 8, 2017

Immerse yourself in community leadership and engagement this summer in Washington, DC! The 8-week program allows students to intern with nongovernmental organizations while earning academic credit in economics and humanitarian aid. Your summer will put you on the front lines, working to solve local, national and global issues.

LIVE
You will live just blocks from the national monuments, State Department and White House on the campus of George Washington University. Fully furnished housing and roommate matching is provided as part of our comprehensive program.

LEARN
Earn course credit while you intern! You will earn 3 to 9 academic credits this summer. Our unique curriculum is designed to complement your DC experience with upper level government, ethics and economics courses. Academic course credit is provided through George Mason University and taught by top rated faculty from GMU and other top local universities.

INTERN
An internship is one of the most important investments you can make in your future. Based on your interests and skills, you will be placed in an internship in the Washington, DC area. We have been creating academic internship experiences for over 45 years and work with over 300 top organizations in DC.

Internship placements are with organizations working on pressing issues such as:
• Education + Literacy
• Environment
• Childhood Nutrition
• Immigration
• Homelessness
• Women’s Issues + Violence Prevention

Please click here for a sample list of past internship sites.

CONNECT + LEAD
Who you know does matter – especially when it comes to your future job search. Our comprehensive program is designed so you can make valuable professional connections as well as practice your leadership and networking skills in a real-world setting.

We offer a number of opportunities to enhance your internship experience and maximize your time in DC:
• Social entrepreneurship workshops
• Seminars in professional development and legal studies
• Mentor program with DC professionals
• Roundtable discussions & networking receptions
• Site briefings at key Washington Institutions including the World Bank, Peace Corps and American Red Cross Headquarters
• Student-led charitable grant program
• Leadership projects impacting at-risk youth, urban green spaces, public health education and much more

APPLY NOW
Make plans for the summer! Visit www.DCinternships.org/IPVS to begin an online application today. Apply by the priority deadline for scholarships of February 8 to receive priority admissions and scholarship consideration.

The program is designed for undergraduate students from all fields of study who are interested in leadership and community engagement.

SCHOLARSHIPS
We strive to make the programs accessible and affordable to the best and brightest students regardless of financial status. Scholarship awards are granted based on need and merit with over 70% of students receiving full or partial funding.

Questions may be directed to IPVS@tfas.org or 202.986.0384.

Make Your Peace Corps Application Stand Out

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On January 1, hundreds of Peace Corps opportunities will be closing. If you’re offered one of these positions, you’ll be overseas by summer 2017. Do your best to make that happen by attending an application workshop with a Peace Corps recruiter this month. They’ll help you perfect your resume and take you through the steps of the application process.

Find a workshop near you!

Can’t make it in person? Attend an online application workshops from the comfort of your home.
Friday, December 9, 3 p.m. Eastern
Saturday, December 17, 12:30 p.m. Eastern

Twitter Chat: Thursday, December 22, 3 p.m. Eastern
Follow @GoPeaceCorps and use #ApplyPC to view the conversation and participate.

U.S. Department of State Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP) in Washington D.C. location is Accepting Applications

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

Please note the cutoff number for each position; These vacancy announcements will be open from 12/08/2016 to 12/14/2016 or when 100 applications have been received. The vacancy will close on whichever day the first of these conditions are 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
Office Automation (Student Trainee)
GS-0399-05/07
05: HRSC/PATH-2017-0008
07: HRSC/PATH-2017-0009


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. So consider a Pathways internship with the U.S. Department of State, witnessing and participating in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy, working closely with the U.S. diplomats and Civil Service professionals who carry out America’s foreign policy initiatives.

Should you have any questions, please contact HRSC@state.gov.

Visit the forums if you have any questions, or to search for topics of interest. The forums can be found under Connect on the careers.state.gov website. You can also search the FAQs for more information.

U.S. Department of State Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP) in our Dallas, TX location is Accepting Applications

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

Please note the cutoff number for each position; These vacancy announcements will be open from 12/07/2016 to 12/13/2016 or when 100 applications have been received. The vacancy will close on whichever day the first of these conditions are 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 Link
Passport Specialist (Student Trainee)
GS-0999-04/05/07
04:HRSC/PATH-2017-0005
05:HRSC/PATH-2017-0006
07:HRSC/PATH-2017-0007

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. So consider a Pathways internship with the U.S. Department of State, witnessing and participating in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy, working closely with the U.S. diplomats and Civil Service professionals who carry out America’s foreign policy initiatives.

Should you have any questions, please contact HRSC@state.gov.

Visit the forums if you have any questions, or to search for topics of interest. The forums can be found under Connect on the careers.state.gov website. You can also search the FAQs for more information.

Tailored Study Abroad Programmes in Politics & IR – Cambridge Summer Institute

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Cambridge Summer Institute in partnership with Magdalene College, University of Cambridge (UK) offers programmes specialising in International Relations and Politics, including cutting-edge lectures in European Union, International Organisations like WTO and ASEAN, and Dispute Settlement. Students will also interact with international delegates through an engaging schedule of excursions and social activities

Here’s an overview of what Cambridge Summer Institute offers:

  • High quality academic faculty members from the University of Cambridge (UK) and the University of Oxford (UK).
  • Academic Transcript and Certificates co-signed by Magdalene College, University of Cambridge, which many of our alumni use to gain academic credit.
  • Flexibility on dates – we run sessions throughout July and August, and so we can host your students for between 2 and 8 weeks.
  • Flexibility on academic content – We can even create a lecture series just for your students by adjusting our faculty and teaching topics to match their specialisations.
  • A complete English university experience alongside their academic classes, living and learning on Magdalene College campus.

All details of the programme are available for you at www.cambridgesummerinstitute.com.

Cambridge Summer Institute also offers great discount rates for groups of students. For more information, you can contact partnerships@cbl-international.com

Detroit Community Based Research Program

Detroit Community Based Research Program
The DCBRP allows students the opportunity to:
  • Work full-time for ten weeks (350 hours) on a community driven research project for a non-profit organization in Detroit
  • Live with the program cohort at Wayne State University in Detroit’s Midtown neighborhood
  • Attend weekly seminars and community events about current topics affecting Detroit and the region
  • Blog about their experiences living and working in Detroit
  • Build community through engagement in weekly group meetings
  • Gain critical background knowledge on the history and impact of social justice in Detroit

Program Details: Students receive $2,500-3,500 stipend award + housing
Program dates: May 27, 2017 – August 5, 2017
Application deadline: January 16, 2017

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