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2014 SUMMER UNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY
NOTICE TO UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
Human Rights Program, NY
For more than 93 years, the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (ACLU) has been at the forefront of virtually every major
battle for civil liberties and equal justice in this country. Principled and nonpartisan, the ACLU has offices in all 50
states, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico, and brings together the country’s largest team of public interest lawyers, lobbyists,
communication strategists, members and activists in the advancement of equality, fairness, and freedom, especially for the most
vulnerable in our society.
The Human Rights Program in the ACLU’s National Office in New York City seeks applicants for a Summer Undergraduate Internship
starting in June 2014.
The Human Rights Program is part of the ACLU’s Center for Democracy, which works to strengthen democratic institutions and
values, and advocates for government transparency and accountability, and to reinforce the United States’ commitment to human
rights and the rule of law. The Center for Democracy includes, in addition to the Human Rights Program, the National Security
Project and the Project on Speech, Privacy, and Technology.
The Human Rights Program (HRP) is dedicated to holding the U.S. government accountable to its international human rights
obligations and commitments. HRP uses a human rights framework to complement existing ACLU legal and legislative advocacy and
to advance social justice primarily in the areas of counter-terrorism, immigrants' rights, women's rights, racial
justice, and criminal and juvenile justice.
By using and invoking international human rights law and mechanisms, the ACLU has been able to make advances when previous
concerns were dismissed by domestic courts. Having adopted an integrative approach to human rights advocacy that incorporates
capacity and coalition building, in addition to utilizing documentation, litigation and legislative strategies, HRP is
strengthening the ACLU’s work to advance human rights in the United States.
The Summer Undergraduate Internship requires a 10-12 week commitment. HRP offers both full-time and part-time internships, with
weekly hours that are negotiable. The number of interns accepted for the position varies. Arrangements can be made with
educational institutions for work/study or course credit. A modest stipend will be offered to interns who do not receive course
credit and/or outside funding.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The internship provides interns with the opportunity to learn about human rights and other public interest work. Interns will
have the opportunity to learn from and interact with other Program staff. During the internship, interns will:
· Work with factual research on issues relating to civil liberties and human rights.
· Work on the production of litigation and advocacy materials.
· Review government documents obtained through Freedom of Information Act.
· Maintain case files.
· Assist with preparation for human rights advocacy before the United Nations and the Inter-American Commission on Human
· Work on other projects as assigned.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
The internship is open to students who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate program and have completed their first year
of college. Applicants must possess:
· A commitment to civil liberties and human rights issues.
· Excellent research, writing, and communications skills.
· Strong computer skills, particularly web-based research and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
· Demonstrated initiative to see projects through to completion.
· Basic knowledge of and/or interest in international human rights law desired.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send a letter of interest, a resume, and a non-fiction writing sample of no more than five pages to HRjobsHRP@aclu.org -
reference [2014 Summer Undergraduate Internship – Human Rights Program/ACLU-W] in the subject line. Please note that this is
not the general ACLU applicant email address. This email address is specific to Human Rights Project postings. In order to
ensure your application is received please make certain it is sent to the correct e-mail address. You can expect to receive an
automatic response that acknowledges the submission of application materials.
Applications can also be sent by mail to:
Human Rights Program
[RE: 2014 Summer Undergraduate Internship – HRP/ACLU-W]
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004-2400
The deadline for applications for the Summer Internship is April 1, 2014. Submissions received after this date will only be
considered if space is available.
Please indicate in your cover letter where you learned of this internship opportunity and whether you are interested in a
full-time or part-time internship.
This posting provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It
does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the posting at any time without advance
The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU encourages
applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender
identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status.
The ACLU undertakes affirmative action strategies in its recruitment and employment efforts to assure that persons with
disabilities have full opportunities for employment in all positions.
We encourage applicants with disabilities who may need accommodations in the application process to contact:
HRJobsINCLReq@aclu.org. Correspondence sent to this address that is not related to requests for accommodations will not be
reviewed. Applicants should follow the instructions above regarding how to apply.
The ACLU comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation. Both the
American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation are national organizations with the same overall mission, and share
office space and employees. The ACLU has two separate corporate entities in order to do a broad range of work to protect civil
liberties. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “ACLU.”
State of Washington
Office of the Governor
invites applications for the position of:
Governor's Leadership Academy (Summer Session)
CLOSING DATE: 03/31/14 11:59 PM
Academy (Summer Session)
The Governor’s Leadership Academy is a unique internship program for college and graduate students to gain a hands-on learning experience in the Governor’s office.
The Inslee Administration is looking for innovative, forward-thinking individuals who are committed to public service and who want to develop their leadership and public policy skills in a dynamic environment.
· Outstanding verbal, written and leadership skills
· Ability to handle multiple priorities and meet established deadlines
· Ability to work well and creatively, in a team environment and independently
· Good judgment, ability to manage sensitive situations, and highly personable
· Passion for public service
Boards and Commissions
Boards and commissions are designed to give citizens a voice in their government and provide a means of influencing decisions that shape the quality of life for the residents of our state. Washington State has 200+ boards and commissions to which Gov. Inslee appoints citizen members. Interns will assist the Director of Boards and Commissions in the fulfillment of office responsibilities including, but not limited to: soliciting, receiving, organizing, processing and responding to applications, assisting in outreach to board and commission members and researching board functions.
The Communications office works with the media to inform the public of the Governor’s actions, goals and ideas. An intern in the Communications office would assist with the assembling of daily news clips, drafting press releases, assisting with media events, assisting with Social Media and other administrative duties as assigned.
The office of Constituent Services receives and processes 80,000 to 100,000 contacts each year. Interns will respond to constituent comments and concerns via email and letters, but also face to face and by phone as necessary. Interns will assist in drafting and processing official correspondence for publication, opening the mail, scanning correspondence, data entry work and filing. Constituent Services interns are expected to have a high level of interpersonal, writing and research skills.
External Relations Office
The Governor’s office of External Relations is responsible for statewide outreach on behalf of the Governor to a diverse set of stakeholders and constituency groups. The External Relations office provides staffing and briefing for the Governor’s public events and are the eyes and ears on the ground for the office of the Governor. Interns in the External Relations office will work closely with Regional Outreach Representatives to assist with briefing materials, research, event coordination and other duties as assigned.
Office of General Counsel
The Governor’s General Counsel provides a variety of legal advice to the Governor and the Governor’s Executive Team, including advice on judicial appointments; clemency or pardon petitions; executive orders; legislation; and ethics. Interns and externs will assist with legal research, writing and other duties as assigned. Internships in this office are intended for second and third year law students.
Legislative Affairs and Policy
The Legislative Affairs and Policy Office (LAPO) is comprised of approximately 20 professionals who manage the Governor's legislative and policy agenda. They work closely with legislators, stakeholders, governmental entities and numerous constituent groups in their work to develop and/or guide policy initiatives in support of the Governor's agenda. LAPO advisors are assigned to specific issue areas(s) such as Education, Working Washington, Health Care, Energy and Environment, General Government and Human Services. These staff ensures the Governor's policy interested are represented at all levels of government, including Washington D.C. Interns in LAPO will have the unique opportunity to be indirectly involved in the legislative process by assisting in responsibilities which may include policy and issue research, development of briefing documents, and various administrative duties.
Scheduling and Reception
The first point of contact for many constituents is often the Governor’s executive receptionist. Interns who work with the Executive Receptionist are responsible for taking calls, directing guests and meeting attendees and other duties as assigned. Interns who work with the Governor’s scheduler will have an opportunity to help with special projects for the Governor.
International Relations and Protocol
The Governor’s office meets and hosts numerous international dignitaries every year. Interns who work with the International Relations Director will assist with preparing briefings, correspondence, protocol, event coordination and other duties as assigned.
Washington DC Office
Interns in the Washington, DC office will have a unique opportunity to assist the Director of the Washington, DC Office with projects related to the Governor’s federal agenda, and that will promote Washington State interests in the nation’s capital. Interns will assist with research, preparing briefing memos, scheduling and other administrative duties as assigned.
How to Apply
To be considered, you must apply at www.careers.wa.gov. As part of the application, interested applicants must submit (attach) the following: (1) a letter of interest describing your specific qualifications, (2) a current resume detailing experience and education. Please indicate up to two (2) categories that best match the area of work which the experience and knowledge of state government you wish to gain.
Please Note: Application review begins immediately and will continue on an ongoing basis until an adequate pool of candidates is established. Therefore, it will be to the applicant’s advantage to submit materials as soon as possible.
· Interns must be available for at least 10 hours a week for 12 weeks – minimum.
· College course credit may be applicable, depending on school program. We will work with your individual academic institution in obtaining college course credit for academic internships.
· Location: The program is based in Olympia, WA or Washington DC.
For more information about this position, please contact Keith Swenson at (360) 902.0604 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information regarding the system and application process, please contact Don Chavez at (360) 407.8407 or by email
The State of Washington is an equal opportunity employer. Persons of color, women, veterans, and disabled individuals are encouraged to apply. Persons with a disability who need assistance with their application or that need this announcement in an alternative format, may call (360) 664-1960 or toll free (877) 664-1960. TTY users should first call 711 to access the Washington Relay Service.
Fall 2014 White House Internships Virtual Information Session
March 12th, 2014
Mary Gates Hall 134 (The Career Center, UW Seattle campus)
The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today's young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office of the President and engage them in public service opportunities. Come learn more about these unique opportunities through a virtual InfoSession at the Career Center!
This virtual InfoSession will last roughly 30 minutes, and consists of a PowerPoint presentation about the internship opportunities followed by a Q&A interactive conversation between students in attendance and members of the White House Internship Program Team, facilitated through Jabber.
If you are interested in viewing further detail about application requirements, or submitting your application in advance of the virtual session, please visit http://www.whitehouse.gov/internships.
Please do note that space is limited, and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Only current UW students are eligible to attend.
Questions? Please email email@example.com
The Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium is pleased to announce the opening of the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) application as of today.
The program offers paid summer internships at STEM labs located around the University of Washington campus and affiliated agencies. Full-time internships are paid $4,000 and part-time internships are paid $2,000. The program dates are from June 13 – August 22 or UW summer quarter.
The application deadline is April 18.
UW undergraduate students may find the application details at the following URL:
Inquiries should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Washington Center (TWC) runs a full-time internship program in Washington, D.C., that is open to all UW students (all majors welcome) and provides comprehensive service, including internship placement and housing. Placements include government agencies, corporations, nonprofits, museums, and international organizations. Hundreds of UW students have participated in this program since UW's affiliation in 1977, and many made connections that led to post-degree employment.
These are the upcoming application deadlines (for a full list of organizations that have earlier deadlines see
Summer Quarter 2014, Priority*: 2/19/14, Regular: 3/12/14
Autumn Quarter/Semester 2014, Priority*: 5/7/14, Regular: 6/11/14
Spring Semester 2015, Priority*: 10/15/14, Regular: 11/19/14
* Priority Deadline is for scholarships above the minimum guaranteed
To access more information about TWC's program and the application, go to their website at http://www.twc.edu/ (click on the "Internships" link and then "Washington, D.C. Program"). If you are interested in applying for the summer program, by the start of February please go to https://depts.washington.edu/polsadvc/signup.php to make an appointment to meet with me (you can change the week at the top of the screen).
For 2014 the quarterly program cost is $5,995 and the housing cost is $4,200. In addition, students pay for 15 UW credits, transportation, and personal expenses. Students are eligible to use their financial aid for this program and all UW students are guaranteed minimum scholarships from TWC that along with reduced UW tuition charges bring the cost of attendance close to or below the cost of attending a full-time quarter at UW.
TWC's facilities are accessible to students who have disabilities. In addition, their Disability Services Coordinator will assist with accommodation at the internship and programming sites.
The ASUW Women’s Action Commission is one of eight diversity commissions founded by the Associated Students of the University of Washington. Each commission has a mandate to put on educational programs each quarter, as well as serve and advocate for its constituency within the student government and the administration. The WAC seeks a social justice framework that recognizes and affirms the multiple and intersecting identities held by woman-identified and/or female-identified-at-birth constituents. For our more detailed mission and vision statements, visit http://women.asuw.org/about/.
Students of all gender identities, races, classes, sexual orientations, minds and bodies are encouraged to apply.
For all intern positions, there will be a 2 - 5 hour weekly time commitment (hours will vary based upon need) that includes the weekly 1-hr WAC meeting. The commission will work to schedule around interns’ personal and academic availabilities. In addition to the tasks specified below, interns [and volunteers] will have the opportunity to provide critiques and feedback, plan and execute existing programming and initiate their own programs/projects.
The commission director will practice consistent communication and transparency with all interns and volunteers. Each weekly meeting will be a space where the director will report programming and advocacy updates.
Though these internships are unpaid, the WAC emphasizes the value of these internship positions. They will provide interns concrete skills, professional/organizing experience, networking and community building opportunities. Beyond these concrete benefits, the WAC aims to push their internship positions to be spaces of radical learning (and unlearning!), healing, and celebration.
The QSC is now hiring interns!
The Queer Student Commission is one the eight diversity commissions founded by the Associated Students at the University of Washington. Each commission has a mandate to put on education programs each quarter, as well as serve and advocate for its constituency within the student government and the administration. The QSC seeks to put on programming within an anti-oppressive framework, focusing on planning events that are all at once nonhetero- and cisnormative, anti-racist, anti-ableist, and anti-sexist. You can read our mission statement and more at http://qsc.asuw.org/about/.
And now we're asking that you become a part of the QSC and working to create spaces and events for queer students. The QSC is hiring interns who would have a big involvement in the planning of all events and programming the QSC puts on. There's asked a 2-6 hour commitment per week including the weekly meetings on Wednesday from 6-7, varying depending on the busyness of the week. These internships are, sadly, unpaid, but they are extremely valuable both in the learning potential and their value to the campus community as well as their potential for networking.
Students of all gender identities, races, classes, sexual orientations, minds and bodies are encouraged to apply here.
UCDS Resident Program
Apply to the Resident Program
For our current resident postion openings, check out our Current Openings page.
UCDS Resident Program: Our Support for Faculty New to Teaching
The Resident Teacher Program offers a year-long, intensive, hands-on teaching experience. The Program allows professionals who enter the field to engage in teaching and school-wide responsibilities with the guidance and support of experienced teachers.
Program components include:
- In classroom teaching experience
- Mentoring from experienced teachers
- Professional development workshops
- Resident meetings as a forum for support and encouragement from peers as well as well as reviewing teaching theory and practice
Resident Teachers work full time in a classroom for one school year. They join the faculty in mid-August, starting with a week-long college level math course. During the next week they begin the partnership with their mentor teacher and other teachers on their level team to prepare for the beginning of the school year. From the start, Residents are included in all planning, preparation, discussion, and curricular decisions with their teaching teams. The focus on collaboration and teamwork is at the heart of the school's culture..
Residents work with teachers at all grade levels, serve on faculty committees, and help plan school-wide projects. Our focus on teamwork demands collegial, highly professional working relationships.
Teaching at UCDS is individualized and responsive to the talents of each student. The curriculum is emergent; themes are built around the strengths, interests and questions of the students. The education is dynamic, exciting, relevant and useful. Classrooms are multi-age; children in each classroom work at different levels, set individualized goals, take academic risks, and mentor each other. Residents are an integral part of this innovation. They bring new ideas and educational theories to school discussions, enriching not only their own experience but also the experience of the entire school community.
The Resident Program provides a multi-layered support network. Residents meet regularly with the Resident Coordinators and weekly with their mentor teacher(s). In addition, the Resident Coordinators host Resident Meetings three times a month. Residents are encouraged to share ideas, ask questions and gather support from their fellow residents and guidance from the Resident Coordinators. The Resident Coordinators set a calendar of topics that center on professional development and also parallel the educational developments of students during the school year. In a typical year, Residents will have meetings concerning various topics, which may include:
- Workshops on learning theory, narrative report writing and understanding children's motivation and behavior..
- Readings and discussion of topical articles from national publications.
- Workshops on Visual Thinking Strategies designed to support thoughtful facilitation, active listening and open-ended questioning.
- A year-end retreat designed to synthesize the year's experiences and set the course for continued professional growth.
In addition to meetings specific to Residents, the professional development opportunities available to the faculty and staff through the Teacher Education Center are offered to Residents as well. Each year, Residents attend the annual UCDS Summer Math Workshop, the PNAIS fall conference, and all in-service days and faculty meetings.
The Carlson Leadership &
Public Service Center is pleased to present the new(ish)
Public Service Opportunities Blog!
The Public Service Opportunities Blog provides University of Washington
students with a unified place to find VOLUNTEER, INTERNSHIP, AND PUBLIC
SERVICE JOB OPPORTUNITIES.
Find a wide variety of Public Service-focused opportunities and events
posted by on- and off-campus organizations all in one place for quick and
easy reference. You can sign-up to receive email updates, or just add the
blog to your bookmarks and check back whenever you want to find an
opportunity to serve.
On this Blog you will find:
- Volunteer position postings by Non-profit
organizations around King County
- Public Service-focused Internship position
- Public Service-focused Job postings
- Links to Service-Learning courses offered
at the UW
- Links to service programs offered at the
Please take a moment to check it out!
Your friends at the Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center
*These opportunities do NOT include Service-Learning positions
coordinated by the Carlson Center. To find a listing of Winter Quarter
Service-Learning courses, please visit the Carlson Center's website:
Volunteer/Internship Opportunities at
Volunteering at the Northwest
African American Museum is a great way to support the arts in your
community! Get involved.
NASA internship opportunities
NASA is currently accepting
internship applications from undergraduate students, please visit the
EIP is sponsored by
The Office of Minority Affairs.
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University of Washington
Seattle, Washington 98195-5845