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Get the latest information on student opportunities, student and faculty accomplishments and general department news and announcements.
Get the latest information on student opportunities, student and faculty accomplishments and general department news and announcements.
Join HSU’s Department of Politics on Wednesday, Feb. 8, for the eighth annual Victor T. Schaub Memorial Lecture on Local Politics: “Can We Get There From Here? Local Government and the Low-Carbon Future.” This year’s event will be a panel discussion exploring the challenges of local planning for a low-carbon future. Both severe weather events and more expensive and scarce energy supplies are likely scenarios in the not-too-distant future, yet governments are finding it difficult to address these issues in the planning process due to political and financial pressures.
Panelists will be George Williamson, owner and principal planner at Planwest Partners and executive officer of the Humboldt County Local Agency Formation Commission; Matthew Marshall, executive director of the Redwood Coast Energy Authority; Phillip Smith Hanes, Humboldt County chief administrative officer; and Melanie Williams, HSU Politics Department lecturer and active-transportation specialist.
The panelists will report on the current status of planning and suggest ways of building resilience in both short- and long-term planning.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSS) Building, Room 162.
Refreshments will be provided.
The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), the world’s largest archive of digital social science data, is now accepting applications for its annual summer internship program. The application deadline is Feb. 13. More information can be found at http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/files/ICPSR/careers/internship-email-flyer.htmlICPSR is a unit within the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. ICPSR’s data are the foundation for thousands of research articles, reports, and books. Findings from these data are put to use by scholars, policy analysts, policy makers, the media, and the public. Interns spend ten weeks from June 4 – August 10, 2012, at ICPSR (Ann Arbor, Michigan), during which they will: * Work in small groups and with faculty mentors to complete research projects resulting in conference-ready posters
The Capital Fellows Programs are an outstanding opportunity to engage in public service, prepare for a future career and gain experience under a seasoned mentor. Work 11-12 months as a full-time member of a legislative, executive or judicial branch office. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in any major and a demonstrated interest in state government and public service. Fellows receive a stipend, health benefits, and student loan deferment. Please see the following link for more information on the four Capital Fellows Programs (California Senate Fellows; Executive Fellowship Program; Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship Program; Judicial Administration Fellowship Program):
Brochures for each of the Capital Fellows Programs are also available in the Politics Office in Founders Hall 180.
Deadline to apply is January 5, 2012.
For complete eligibility criteria, instructions and application please visit: http://www.law.ucdavis.edu/prospective/outreach/pre-law-boot-camp.html
At no cost, participants attend and/or receive:
· Workshops on pre-law preparation and law school admission.
· Presentations/panels by law school professionals, professors, attorneys and/or current law students.
· Individual pre-law advising including their own pre-law action plan.
· Critiqued writing assignments that help develop personal statements, résumés, and improve overall writing skills.
· General LSAT preparation.
Attendance is mandatory at ALL sessions.
Session One: February 4, 2012
Session Two: February 11, 2012
Session Three: March 3, 2012
Session Four: March 24, 2012
· Be a first-generation college students OR come from an economically disadvantaged background
· Have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher (calculated on a 4.33 scale)
· Be a current junior or senior in good standing (Sophomores are highly encouraged to apply to the King Hall Outreach Program.)
· Intend to go to law school, but not currently in the process of applying for Fall 2012 law school enrollment
After Finals are done, stop by King Hall room 1380A located within the Law Admission & Financial Aid suite and drop in with your questions during the following days/times:
· Wednesday, December 7, 2011 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
· Tuesday, January 4, 2011 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Meet with Politics Department faculty to plan your spring 2012 class schedule! The department’s group advising session will be held Wednesday, Nov. 9, in Founders Hall 111 at 5:30 p.m. Learn about course offerings for the spring semester and enjoy free food! (Early registration begins Nov. 14.)
Please come to the meeting knowing who your adviser is (if you don’t know, you can find this information on your Student Center) and bring a copy of your DARS if you will need GE advising.
The deadline for applications for the Sacramento Semester Program Is November 4. The Program will formally start on January 18th with the Orientation at CSU Sacramento.. This program, now in it’s 37th year, invites students to spend spring semester interning with legislators, executive agencies, or sometimes advocacy groups. Students also take designated related courses at Sac State for a total of 12units that are automatically transferable to home campuses. The goal is to attract at least one qualified student from each CSUCCampus. If you are interested, you may contact, Bill Daniel, Founders 139, phn 3914, e-mail wrd @humboldt.edu; or you may find info at the Career Center, or on line through the Govt. Dept at Sac State. Ten $4000 scholarships will be offered on a needs basis.
The Greenpeace Semester is an amazing opportunity for you to receive training, hands-on experience, and mentorship in environmental leadership – and the deadline to apply for the Spring Semester is approaching on October 19th!
The Greenpeace Semester spring term is a semester-long training opportunity in Washington, DC for college students who want to become leaders for the environmental movement. Take it from Alexis Boxer, summer 2009 alum and Sierra Student Coalition organizer:
“The Greenpeace Semester changed my life and got me where I am today … the Semester prepared me for work with non-profits and really helped me to realize that my passion for the environment and people can put to good use for the greater good and for the long term. I have made some of the best friends of my life and came away with a family and support system unlike any other.“
During Greenpeace Semester, you will learn about pressing environmental issues, solutions, and how you can have a greater impact. Students learn about working with the media to recruiting volunteers, starting a group on campus, and organizing successful events that help to build people power and win victories for the planet. The Greenpeace Semester prepares students to take on leadership roles on their campus and truly be the change they wish to see in the world.
Whether you are newly interested in the environmental movement and activism or are already involved on your campus, the Greenpeace Semester is a great way to learn how you can have a greater impact and advocate for the issues you are passionate about.
The Greenpeace Semester is now accepting applications for 2012 programs, and the deadline for the Spring Semester is October 19th. Apply today to be the change! Check out our application here: http://bit.ly/qm0hir
For the planet,
U.S. Department of State’s Summer 2012 Student Internship Program.
Click here (http://careers.state.gov/students/programs) to read more about the Student Internship Program, and to start the Gateway to State online application process. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is November 01, 2011.
To be eligible for this program, you must be:* Be a U.S. citizen * Be a full- or part-time continuing college or university junior, or graduate student (including graduating seniors intending to go on to graduate school). * Have good academic standing * Successfully complete a background investigation * Be able to receive either a Secret or Top Secret clearance.
Please read the entire vacancy announcement carefully for all qualifications and requirements.
You can also visit our Student Programs forum (http://careers.state.gov/engage/forums/student-programs) to post questions or read discussions about this program.
We appreciate your interest in a career with the U.S. Department of State.
U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer.
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
Rwanda Human Rights Delegation for Young Leaders — Winter 2012
Program Location: Rwanda
Dates: Dec 28, 2011 – Jan 16, 2012
Program Tuition: $2,250
Application Deadline: September 27, 2011
Global Youth Connect, an international human rights organization, is pleased
to announce that we are accepting applications from young leaders (ages
18-35) for our Winter international human rights delegation to Rwanda.
Our Human Rights Learning and Action delegations are unique, first-hand
opportunities to cross cultural boundaries, learn about the daily reality of
human rights as experienced in a complex and increasingly globalized world,
and to contribute to progressive action.
During this GYC delegation, International participants will join with
Rwandan peers in a Learning and Action Community to learn about human rights
achievements and challenges in Rwanda (and the world) and to take concrete
action steps together to support current and future efforts for human rights
protection and promotion, both in Rwanda and abroad.
Through a combination of workshops, site visits, advocacy meetings, and
volunteer service with grassroots NGOs, we will learn and act on numerous
key human rights issues in Rwanda, including but not limited
to: gender and human rights, human rights of children, LGBTI populations,
historically marginalized indigenous groups, refugees, domestic workers,
poverty reduction, public health, juvenile justice, freedom of expression
and the arts.
In advance of and during the delegation, all participants will examine the
roots of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, and see how its legacy has impacted the
country and its people, particularly Rwandan youth, and also how the country
is attempting to rebuild today.
Specific information about previous Rwanda delegations can be found at
Application Deadline: September 27, 2011 5pm EST
How to Apply:
We invite interested young leaders to apply. We are looking for
participants who are between the ages of 18-35 and who possess U.S.
or Canadian citizenship or residency as well as international students
studying full-time at a U.S. or Canadian college or university. Most
importantly, applicants should wish to expand their knowledge and
understanding of human rights and social justice and to offer hard work,
skills, connections, etc. to the work already underway in Rwanda and
elsewhere. Participants will become part of a growing global movement of
youth acting together for compassion, human rights and responsibility.
For detailed information on program activities, costs, fundraising guide,
and application information, please visit:
For additional info, visit our website http://www.globalyouthconnect.org, our
Facebook Page at
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Global Youth Connect
P.O. Box 1342
New York, NY 10159-1342
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Humboldt County Independent Business Alliance (HumIBA.org)
CALL FOR SUMMER INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS
The Humboldt County Independent Business Alliance (HumIBA) is a coalition of locally-‐owned independent businesses, citizens and community organizations united to support hometown businesses in Humboldt County.
Independent Business Alliances are a proven tool for protecting unique community character, ensuring continued opportunities for entrepreneurs, building local economic strength, and preventing the displacement of locally-‐owned businesses by chains.
HumIBA works to ensure that the decision-‐making power over our community’s future remains with the people who live here.
Internship title: Assistant Membership & Outreach Coordinator
Hours: Part time, 12-‐20 hours per week
Pay: Voluntary. School credit opportunities available and potential for future paid position as organization grows.
Deadline for Applications: Friday, May 27, 2011
The Assistant Membership Coordinator is responsible for helping the Membership Coordinator in developing and implementing creative strategies to recruit and retain membership and developing public outreach efforts to engage and education the community about the HumIBA.
Essential Job Functions:
• Develop creative strategies to recruit new members into the organization
• Solicit membership from diverse areas of the county
• Recruit members to participate in collective advertising opportunities Fundraising
• Manage the membership database
• Administer the membership dues and other assessment invoicing, accounts receivable and processing functions
• Provide exceptional customer service to our members
• Process membership applications and activate new and renewing members
• Contact members regarding membership renewals
• Generate content for email newsletter and website
• Survey membership benefits and formulate new ways to improve upon them.
• Distribute Local Options directory
• Develop tabling regime and develop other outreach strategies
• Conduct community presentations/events to educate about the HumIBA
• Assist with educational campaigns such as Independents Month and Shop Local First for the
Holidays, develop additional campaigns
• In coordination with other staff, assist in website maintenance Programs/Meetings/Events:
• Assist with planning, scheduling, and providing logistical support for quarterly mixers and other events
• Prepare for and attend organizational programs and events as requested
• Provide administrative support for other staff -‐-‐ responsibilities include general administrative duties; managing, preparing, editing and responding to correspondence; maintaining contact lists and membership databases; scheduling meetings and conference calls; photocopying and faxing as needed, assist with reception duties when necessary and fielding telephone inquiries
• File/scan documents as required
• Help facilitate communication within the office
• Perform other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Leadership and self-‐motivational abilities. Strong interpersonal skills and superior oral and written communication skills; sharp attention to detail; strong technical skill; a strong work and team ethic; the ability to organize work, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines; knowledge of standard office practices and procedures; the ability to work independently; handle multiple tasks simultaneously, establish priorities and solve problems as they arise; sound judgment and instincts; good analytical and conceptual thinking skills; and adapt and respond quickly to change.
Successful Candidates Must Possess:
• Interest and support for the mission of HumIBA
• An interest in technological proficiency and experience in Microsoft Office, Facebook, Twitter, Google Calendar/Docs, email
• Comfort working on Macintosh computers
Preferred but not required:
• Knowledge of Humboldt County
• Experience in a similar position
• Working knowledge of FileMaker Pro, Dreamweaver, and Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop/InDesign
• An operating vehicle