Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP) Now Accepting Applications: Investigative Analysis (Student Trainee)

The U.S. Department of State is currently accepting applications for the Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP).

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 May 16 to May 22, 2018 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.

Title Series USAJOBS No. Location Cutoff
Investigative Analysis
(Student Trainee)
1899 GS-05: HRSC/PATH-2018-0110 Fort Lee, NJ 100

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.

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Job Opportunity with Impact: Organize to make a difference for our health and environment

Impact is a team of organizers who go where they’re needed to win positive social change for our environment, our democracy and our future.

Impact organizers go to the places that can decide whether we win or lose a campaign. They’re working to get our country to 100 percent renewable energy, ban the use of bee-killing pesticides, and end the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms. By engaging the media, building new coalitions, and activating civic leaders or student activists,

Impact organizers will set the stage for winning the next campaign. One district, one state at a time, Impact aims to move the dial in American politics in a positive direction. Apply here.

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) – Internship Opportunities

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) seeks student volunteers for the summer of 2018:

Research Transparency (Student Volunteer)

Poverty Measurement (Student Volunteer)

Policy & Communications (Student Volunteer)

Peace & Recovery Program (Student Volunteer)

About IPA
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a research and policy nonprofit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems. IPA brings together researchers and decision-makers to design, rigorously evaluate, and refine these solutions and their applications, ensuring that the evidence created is used to improve the lives of the world’s poor. In recent decades, trillions of dollars have been spent on programs designed to reduce global poverty, but clear evidence on which programs succeed is rare, and when evidence does exist, decision-makers often do not know about it. IPA exists to bring together leading researchers and these decision-makers to ensure that the evidence we create leads to tangible impact on the world. Since its founding in 2002, IPA has worked with over 575 leading academics to conduct over 650 evaluations in 51 countries. This research has informed hundreds of successful programs that now impact millions of individuals worldwide.

Executive Assistant – Enough Project

Executive Assistant

Position: Executive Assistant
Location: Washington DC 
Status: Full Time; Non-Exempt  
Reports to: Founding Director

Essential Responsibilities and Tasks


  • Manage Founding Director’s highly detailed calendar, including organizing, coordinating and scheduling meetings with internal and external parties, domestically and internationally
  • Ensure agenda and logistic coordination for meetings
  • Manage Founding Director’s travel arrangements and itineraries
  • Compile speech, travel, or fundraising/development folders for Founding Director as necessary
  • Provide administrative, writing, and research support
  • Keep staff informed of Founding Director’s schedule
  • Provide relevant information in advance of meetings


  • Act as first point of contact and liaison for some Founding Director communications, including answering phone calls, and coordinating and tracking email communications


  • Manage organizational documents, including org charts, announcements, distribution lists, stakeholder databases, etc.
  • Prepare and handle highly confidential information
  • Develop and maintain document retention and retrieval systems


  • Prepare, reconcile and maintain expense reports for Founding Director


  • Prioritization, planning, and execution of special projects including events, off-sites, and preparations for potential advisory board
  • Coordinate department-level action and deadline management to ensure on-time submission of deliverables
  • Provide logistical support for donor/development projects


  • Proactively identify opportunities to improve service levels and efficiency in any and all parts of the organization
  • Greet visitors on behalf of the Founding Director
  • Perform general clerical duties
  • Help coordinate Founding Director’s shipping needs
  • Support Founding Director’s coordination with universities, track guest professorships
  • Keep Founding Director’s equipment (desktop, laptop, cell phone) current with security and software updates; general equipment maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Coordinate interviews with Founding Director

Required Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Previous executive support experience desired
  • Experience providing detailed project management support in a fast-paced, professional environment; ability to work under pressure
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills, including drafting/editing emails, memos, and founding correspondence
  • Must display professional maturity and ability to support and interact with all levels of management
  • Ability to develop a work schedule, set goals, create/implement actions plans and monitor progress
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities and detailed projects with minimal oversight
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain complex processes and data systems
  • Savvy with technology
  • Experience with Google Apps, Microsoft Office Suite, and CRM systems, as well as Blackberry if possible
  • Proficiency in the use of office equipment such as computers, smartphones, voice messaging and office peripheries such as fax machines, copiers, scanners and printers
  • Positive attitude
  • Extremely responsive, fast, and diligent
  • Ability to anticipate needs of the Founding Director, and act accordingly
  • Demonstrated ability to earn and maintain trust in working relationships
  • Ability to maintain confidential and sensitive information with discretion and judgment
  • Strong interpersonal, time management, and problem-solving skills
  • Open to and appreciative of constructive feedback

How to Apply

If interested, please email a cover letter and resume to

New Venture Fund Careers

The Enough Project is a project of the New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. The New Venture Fund is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. The New Venture Fund’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.

Impact Application due April 2nd

Impact’s application closes on April 2nd. Apply now to pursue a career fighting for the environment, democracy and our future.

Impact is a team of organizers, working on behalf of groups like PIRG and Environment America.

Sometimes people ask, what’s an organizer? An organizer is someone you need when simply standing up for what’s right isn’t enough to make a difference. When you’re faced with resistance to change, and you need to get lots of people to join together to take the right action at the right time, that’s what Impact organizers do.

So, when PIRG wanted to protect public health by reducing the overuse of antibiotics in the food industry, they brought in the Impact team. The team organized doctors, nurses, small farmers, and consumers to call on Subway and other fast food chains to act. And they won: The big chains took action to reduce the use of antibiotics in their supply chains.

If you can see yourself next year organizing to make a difference in health and the environment, apply today to join the Impact team.

Teaching English in China: Internships and Careers Workshop

An LSA Opportunity Hub and LRCCS Career Workshop:

Teaching English in China: Internships and Careers with Stefan Wu, Managing Director of Highland Education

Thursday, March 8 | 10:00am|LSA Opportunity Hub | 2113 LSA Building

This workshop is for students and scholars who are considering an internship or other professional opportunity teaching English in China. Stefan Wu, Managing Director of Highland Education (and U-M alum), will be discussing the internship and professional opportunities available.

If you are interested in teaching English abroad this is an excellent opportunity to speak with someone in the field and hear about the current opportunities. If you are looking for a way to travel and live abroad, teaching English is a high-demand industry in China with many lucrative opportunities.

 This will be an informal presentation followed by a conversation with Mr. Wu.