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Government/Public Policy Career Digest: October 10, 2011

GOVERNMENT/PUBLIC POLICY CAREER DIGEST: OCTOBER 10, 2011

Government/Public Policy Topics Include:
1.    USAJOBS Website Announcement
2.    Partnership for Public Service Webinar
3.    The Brad Traverse Group (Helpful Website)
4.    Rockefeller Center Internship Funding Deadline
5.    Tips for Finding a Federal Job (Article)
6.    NYC Urban Fellows Program
7.    Department of Commerce Internships
8.    Food and Drug Administration, Office of Policy Internship
9.    United Cerebral Palsy (UCP), Public Policy Internship
10.    The League of Conservation Voters (LCV), Communications Internship

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1.      
USAJobs Website Announcement

USAJOBS.gov will transition to a new system October 6-12, 2011. During this time, the ability to conduct job searches, apply for jobs or receive application status updates will not be possible. Employers will not be able to post any new jobs. Even after the transition is complete, there may be sporadic, unannounced shutdowns.

2.       Partnership for Public Service Webinar                                                                                                                          

Interested in successfully finding and applying for federal positions? You will hear from Partnership for Public Service staff, agency recruiters, federal interns and graduates who recently received offers for federal jobs. For more information and to register, visit: http://rockefellercenteratdartmouth.blogspot.com/2011/09/careers-for-common-good-go-government.html.

3.       The Brad Traverse Group (http://www.bradtraverse.com/joblistings.cfm)

Subscription service offering amazing variety of D.C. area opportunities on Capitol Hill, government/public affairs and communications. You may register for your own account, OR visit Career Services for access.

4.       Winter 2012 Internship Funding- Deadline: October 26, 2011
Public Affairs and Public Policy Internships funded by Rockefeller Center                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Dartmouth Undergraduate students are eligible to apply for up to $4,000 in funding to intern in public policy research, public policy analysis, issue evaluation, and/or activities which help shape and determine public policy – whether at the local, state, national or international level. For more information, visit: http://rockefeller.dartmouth.edu/studentopps/internships.html.

5.       Tips for Finding a Federal Job (Article)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Once you have decided to pursue a federal job, you should familiarize yourself with the different ways to apply and equip yourself with the tools you’ll need to succeed. Visit  http://bestplacestowork.org/BPTW/jobseekers/tips.php to gain insight to five basic steps that will help you find the federal job that is right for you.

6.        NYC Urban Fellows Program- Deadline: January 6, 2012

Highly selective, nine-month fellowship which combines work in Mayoral offices and City agencies with an intensive seminar series that explores current urban issues impacting public policy. http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcas/html/employment/urbanfellows.shtml.

7.       Internships at the Department of Commerce-Washington, DC

The mission of the Department of Commerce (DOC) Internship Program is to engage and empower developing leaders with a passion for public service. The program will expose students to opportunities in the Federal Government and the potential to find passion in a career in public service. Interns will gain unique experience though their placement in one of several DOC offices. The DOC Internship Program accepts applications on a rolling basis.  To learn more, visit: http://www.commerce.gov/about-commerce/internships.

8.       Food and Drug Administration, Office of Policy Intern-Washington, DC

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) protects the public health by assuring that foods are safe, wholesome, sanitary, and properly labeled and by guaranteeing that human and veterinary drugs and vaccines are safe and effective. As an Office of Policy intern, you can expect to work on substantive projects, develop professional skills, and benefit from the personal attention of a mentor. Through the Program, students learn about federal programs, policies, and practices first-hand and gain the skills and knowledge necessary to make significant contributions to public health. For more information, visit: http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/WorkingatFDA/FellowshipInternshipGraduateFacultyPrograms/OfficeofPolicyandPlanningInternshipProgram/default.htm.

9.       United Cerebral Palsy (UCP), Public Policy Intern- Washington, DC

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP), a leading service provider and advocate for adults and children with disabilities, is looking for an energetic and ambitious intern to assist with UCP’s public policy and advocacy efforts in the national office in Washington, D.C. Visit: http://www.opajobs.com/jobs_details.php?AID=4247&sec=el.

10.   The League of Conservation Voters (LCV), Communications Intern-Washington, DC

The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) works to turn environmental values into national priorities. To secure the environmental future of our planet, LCV’s mission is to advocate for sound environmental policies, to elect pro-environmental candidates who will adopt and implement such policies and to provide the state LCVs with the resources and tools to accomplish and sustain their mission. Deadline: October 20, 2011
For more information, visit: http://www.opajobs.com/jobs_details.php?AID=4408&sec=el.

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