Registration for Wheatley Institution’s Religion in the Public Sphere conference at BYU extended until October 24th

Registration deadlines are approaching for the Wheatley Institution’s conference, Religion in the Public Sphere, which will be held from Tuesday, November 7th to Saturday, November 11th at Aspen Grove, near the Sundance Ski Resort in Provo Canyon, Utah.

The attached flyer describes the conference and announces that priority registration ($150) has been extended to October 6th and regular registration ($250) will end October 24th.  Once they arrive, airport transportation, housing, and meals will be provided.  

Conference registration is available on our website ( under Conferences.

If you have questions, please contact The Wheatley Institution at 801-422-8230 or at

Conference Information



Humanity in Action Summer Fellowships in Europe, Detroit, and Atlanta


Humanity in Action invites applications from students and recent graduates of U.S. colleges and universities who are passionate about active citizenship, diversity and human rights. Current sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as graduates from the undergraduate classes of 2016 and 2017 are eligible to apply. Applications for students and recent graduates from European universities will open in late fall.

The Humanity in Action Fellowship programs are fully-funded, with the exception of a small number of meals and the cost of airfare – which Fellows are responsible for financing. However, Humanity in Action provides full and partial stipends for all of those with documented need.

                 The deadline to apply is January 8, 2018 at 11:59pm PST

The European Programs: June 8- July 8, 2018

The European Humanity in Action Fellowship programs take place in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Sarajevo and Warsaw. Intensive and demanding, the Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of college students and recent graduates to explore national histories of injustice and resistance — including the foundations of racial hierarchies, Antisemitism, Islamophobia and colonial domination — as they affect liberal democracy and pluralism today.

To learn more about the European programs, click here. To view last year’s fellowship agendas, click here. Questions? Visit our FAQ or contact .


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The American Programs, July 10- August 5, 2018

The John Lewis Fellowship takes place in Atlanta, Georgia. Named in honor of U.S. Representative John Lewis – an icon of the Civil Rights Movement – the program explores the history of the Civil Rights Movement, diversity and minority rights, with a particular emphasis on restorative justice in Atlanta. This four-week inquiry and resulting blueprint for restorative justice involves a multidisciplinary approach. Fellows explore keys issues and subjects including education, health, the law, urban planning, policing, local and state government, and the arts.

To learn more about the John Lewis program, click here. To view last year’s fellowship agenda, click here. Questions? Visit our FAQ or contact

The Detroit Fellowship

The Detroit Fellowship explores the biography of Detroit — a city deeply emblematic unnamed (3).jpgof the tensions of massive economic and cultural change in 20th and 21st century America. The program places Detroit’s history and contemporary issues within the larger national context of the transformation of urban and regional economies at a time of profound inequality in the United States. The Detroit Fellowship places special emphasis on equitable development, social entrepreneurship, public health and education.

To learn more about the Detroit program, click here. To view last year’s fellowship agendas, click here. Questions? Visit our FAQ or contact

Humanity in Action’s Mission and Network

Humanity in Action Fellowship programs seek to educate, connect and inspire future leaders to be responsible citizens in the broadest range of fields– government and diplomacy, journalism, entrepreneurship and business, grassroots activism, science, academia and culture and the arts.

Upon successful completion of these programs, Fellows will join the global network of over 1,700 Humanity in Action Senior Fellows. As Senior Fellows, they are eligible for advanced professional and educational opportunities, including fellowships in the U.S. Congress, the European Parliament and organizations like the ACLU and the NAACP.

The Humanity in Action Fellowship programs provide opportunities for collaborative learning and problem solving. These programs are designed for those who seek to enrich and broaden their knowledge and skills with various and often conflicting perspectives. As such, the programs are testing grounds for thinking anew with others about complex issues of diversity and democracy in historical and contemporary terms. The programs focus, through educational seminars and site visits, on vulnerable populations and the unfulfilled goals of just democratic societies. The programs do not engage in on-the-ground training for political activism, although some programs emphasize campaigns to fight prejudice through social media and other means.



Backpacking With a Purpose: 2018 Applications Now Open!

Operation Groundswell is a non-profit organization that runs volunteering programs abroad. They examine various social justice issues while working in solidarity with local activists, non-profit organizations, and communities. They are looking for globally conscious and socially active students who want to spend their summer exploring some of the most complex and beautiful countries in the world!

If you’re into cultural exchange, meaningful community service, and off-the-beaten path adventure, apply by November 22nd!

Programs are filling up quickly so apply as soon as possible.

Check out where we go:

Programs of various themes are currently open in the following countries:

Bolivia – Environmental Justice
Thailand – Alternative Tourism, Environmental Conservation, or Food Justice
India – Alternative Education or Gender & Religion
Guatemala – Human Rights, Food Justice, or Fair Trade
Cambodia – Environmental Justice or Alternative Education
Peru – Human Rights, Environmental Justice, or Alternative Tourism
Ecuador – Food Justice
Bangladesh – Fair Trade

Can’t travel in the summer? Join alternative breaks in the winter and spring!

Consumers Financial Protection Bureau Director’s Financial Analyst Fellowships

Consumers Financial Protection Bureau Director’s Financial Analyst Fellowships
Join U-M Alum and Current CFPB Fellow, Dominic Russel
Tuesday, October 3rd 6-7pm
LSA Honors Program (1330 Mason Hall)

This unique, two-year rotational fellowship sits at the intersection of the federal government and the financial services industry. Director’s Financial Analysts are given the opportunity to hone analytical and problem solving skills while helping to make markets for consumer financial products work for Americans. Members of the Director’s Financial Analyst Program will experience diverse roles, responsibilities, and areas of expertise. As a result, in a short period of time, analysts will play an integral role in everything the CFPB does, from rigorous data-driven policy creation and market monitoring to on-site supervision of market participants.

All analysts will complete developmental rotations in offices throughout the CFPB. These rotations are designed to provide exposure to the analysis, strategy, research, education, policy development, supervision, enforcement, and rulemaking activities throughout the Bureau.

We are recruiting for positions that begin after the 2017-2018 academic year.

Previous Director’s Financial Analysts have used the program as a springboard to further their careers. Some graduates of the program have moved on to:

  • Grad school (e.g. Yale, MIT, Columbia, Harvard)
  • Private industry (e.g. Amazon, Uber, Wells Fargo)
  • Public sector (e.g. Department of the Treasury, NY Fed, local government)

CFPB will be on campus for the career fair on October 4th and are also hosting an information session with the Honors College in the evening of October 3rd, and you can email for more information.

Law School Events

Behind the Law Admissions Curtain:  What Happens After You Hit Submit
Thursday, September 28, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM, Anderson Room, Michigan Union.
Find out how an Admissions Committee considers your law school application – whether it’s at your stretch or safety school. Come hear from Admission Representatives from Boston College Law School; University of Richmond School of Law and Widener University Commonwealth Law School.

UM Law Day, Friday, September 29,  10:00 AM -1:00 PM, second floor Michigan Union.
Meet with representatives from 110+ law schools. Students at all levels are encouraged to attend.  Sponsored by the UM University Career Center.

Call for Proposals: Marching Forward-A Research and Scholarship Symposium

Marching Forward: A Research and Scholarship Symposium 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 | 4:00 – 6:00PM
Weiser Hall 10th Floor, University of Michigan

We invite faculty, staff members, undergraduates and graduate students to create a poster, short video, graphic, or other creative presentations to showcase their research and scholarship.

As part of the U-M Fall 2017 “Marching Forward” series, we invite you to engage across disciplines, generations, and communities to advance research and scholarship that addresses political, social, and economic injustices, and/or explores strategies for effective social justice mobilization.

If you are interested in presenting, please submit your proposal by October 23rd.

Submit Your Proposal

This symposium coincides with the visit of Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell to the University of Michigan on Monday, September 27, 2017. Their acclaimed graphic novel trilogy, March, recounts Lewis’s experiences throughout the Civil Rights Movement. In protest marches from Selma to Montgomery in 1965, John Lewis and 600 other marchers drew attention to the importance of voting rights for all African Americans. The marchers were brutally attacked by state troopers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. John Lewis and the marchers did not abandon their cause, but instead propelled the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Through this symposium, we aim to engage the U-M community in further understanding critical historical topics and fostering an intellectual community to explore the civil rights issues of today.


For questions regarding the symposium, please email us at

Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP) Now Accepting Applications



Applications are being accepted for the U.S. Department of State Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP) in theWashington, 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 September 20 to September 26, 2017 or when the application cutoff limit has been reached for each position. Each 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. Veterans’ preference regulations apply.

Vacancy USAJOBS Links Cutoff
Foreign Affairs
(Student Trainee)
Office Automation
(Student Trainee)
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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. Conversion to the competitive service is not guaranteed.

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