Calling Future Policymakers: Women in Global Policy Seminar May 2017

Be a difference maker. Be a game changer. Join the PLEN community today!
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PLEN (Public Leadership Education Network) welcomes all college women and recent graduates interested in policy career opportunities to the Women in Global Policy seminar from May 15-19, 2017.
College women will learn about foreign policy during this week in Washington, DC. Students will hear from leaders advocating around humanitarian issues, international security, and international development in an increasingly interconnected world.

Discuss current issues in policy, visit institutions and organizations in DC, and launch their careers through intimate coaching sessions on networking, resume writing, and salary negotiation. Network with distinguished women at the top of their fields while building connections with peers from across the country.

Learn about policy, from policymakers, in the room where it happens. 
Scholarships are available! Visit plen.org/programs/seminars/global/globalscholar
 
For more information and to register for Women in Global Policy, visit plen.org/global.
Questions? Contact Samantha Kovacs, Program Coordinator, at skovacs@plen.org or by phone 202-872-1585.

Deadlines:
Scholarship Application Deadline: Tuesday, April 3
Registration Deadline: Monday, April 17

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Ann Arbor SPARK – Intern – Incubator Operations

Company: Ann Arbor SPARK
Categories: Early Start-ups, Professional & Administrative
Experience: Internship
Employment Type: Part time
Work Remotely: No

Description:
Ann Arbor SPARK seeks a flexible, highly motivated intern to assist with incubator operations and the annual survey process at our growing not-for-profit organization. Excellent opportunity to gain practical experience and to learn about not-for-profit business practices in an organization that receives funding from a variety of sources: private donors, corporations, foundations and government (local/state/federal/international)

Tasks:
Incubator Operations

1.  Cover front desk operations, Assist tenants with questions, use of Zen desk ticket system to ensure all concerns are addressed.
2. Assist with events including set-up, coverage at events and post-event tasks.
Annual Survey
1. Contact survey recipients via telephone to increase response rate
2. Internet based research on survey companies
3. Ability to document work
4. Training on use of customer database to record and retrieve company information
5. Interest in internal audit and data verification

Qualifications:
Candidates should have an interest in Economic Development and the not-for-profit field.  Intern must be motivated to work quickly and independently and possess strong communication skills.
1. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
2. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
3. Proficiency with a range of computer programs, including the Microsoft Office suite

Details and Compensation:
1. The internship duration will be for three months. The intern will be expected to engage in the internship 20 hours per week during regular business hours of 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.
2. This is paid internship located at Ann Arbor SPARK Headquarters.
About Ann Arbor SPARK:
Ann Arbor SPARK will be the driving force in establishing the Ann Arbor Region as a desired place for business expansion and location by identifying and meeting the needs of business at every stage, from those that are established to those working to successfully commercialize innovations

Positions Available: 1
City/Location of Position: Ann Arbor
Zip Code of Job Location: 48104
Region/County: Ann Arbor
Required Degree Level : High school
Required IT Skills: basic word and spreadsheet skills
Salary/Wage Range: $12-$15/hrour
Company Website: http://www.annarborusa.org

Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP) – Program Analyst (Student Trainee)

U.S. Department of State Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP) is accepting application in its 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 February 27 to March 3, 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
Program Analyst (Student Trainee)
GS-0399-05/07/09
Grade 05: HRSC/PATH-2017-0012
Grade 07: HRSC/PATH-2017-0013
Grade 09: HRSC/PATH-2017-0014

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.

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.

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.

China Enterprise Programme Applications Open

The China Enterprise Programme offers a rare opportunity for students to gain an overview of China’s political landscape. Students will engage in debates and discussions about China’s economic reforms, policy experimentation, stability maintenance strategies as well as China’s relationship with the US, South China Sea, and across continental Africa.

Students will take tailored Mandarin classes every morning and will undergo a business challenge, an immersive experience that has been extremely rewarding for young entrepreneurs as well as those students looking to launch their career in the professional services industry.

During this summer programme, we will visit both local Chinese firms and MNCs based in Shanghai. Students will have opportunities to ask in-depth questions about market entry strategies, key policy-related challenges, and personal career development.

One of the highlights for last year’s students was the visit to Hangzhou, an ancient historical Chinese city, for a weekend away and an opportunity to explore the rest of China. Overall, the programme offers many opportunities for students to interact and network with professionals, expats and Chinese entrepreneurs.

The China Enterprise Summer Programme 2016 received overwhelmingly positive feedback, and we are looking to diversify student representation this year. This is a great summer filler for students to enhance their global perspectives and place their academic understanding of comparative politics, literature and culture into the context of China.

We are looking for students studying international studies, economics and political science at the University of Michigan, especially those who are particularly interested in modern Chinese culture, Chinese economic policies and China’s role in the contemporary international system.

For more information, please visit http://oxfordbrightscholars.com/courses/china-enterprise-summer-programme/.

Labour Party Campaign Fellowship in New Zealand

The Labour Party Campaign Fellowship is a unique opportunity to witness how democracy functions first hand. The fellowship is based in Auckland which is New Zealand’s largest and most diverse city. All fellows will report to the organising staff. Daily tasks include: leading phonebanks, coordinating volunteer schedules, leading trainings, organising doorknocking groups, attending local Auckland political events, and assisting the organisers with daily office functions. This is a great opportunity to assist the organisers in leading a team of local activists and to learn about the on-the-ground political climate in New Zealand.

Qualifications:

– Proficiency in Microsoft Office

– Ability to commit to 30-40 hours a week

– Willingness to learn about campaign ground-game and to eventually lead

phonebanks, doorknocks, and volunteer recruitment efforts.

– Experience volunteering on a campaign is a plus

This position is unpaid, but college credit is possible.

To apply, please send your resume and a brief cover letter to caitlin.johnson@labour.org.nz

Study in Prague at Charles University

Two-Year English Language Master‘s Degree Programmes (Prague Area Studies) BALKAN, EURASIAN AND CENTRAL EUROPEAN STUDIES (BECES) CENTRAL EUROPEAN COMPARATIVE STUDIES (CECS) MASTER IN AREA STUDIES (MAS) EUROPEAN POLITICS AND SOCIETY (EPS) INTERNATIONAL MASTERS IN ECONOMY, STATE AND SOCIETY (IMESS)

Spring Application Deadline for Impact 3/10/17

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Make Your Impact for Our Environment,
Our Democracy and Our Future

Apply to Impact today!
Final spring application deadline is March 10th

If you are interested in joining a team of passionate people to make an impact on issues like global warming, clean water, big money’s influence over our democracy and other issues that matter to our future, consider a job with Impact.

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. It’s a full-time, two-year commitment to advocate for our environment, our democracy and our future.

Impact is now accepting applications to join our team in August 2017! Our application deadline is March 10th. We also have immediate positions available.

If you aren’t looking for a full-time job, you can also make a big difference through an internship with Impact.

You can learn more and apply on our website or reach out to our Director, David Rossini, at jobs@weareimpact.org.

Impact is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.