Government/Public Policy Career Digest: November 3, 2011

Government/Public Policy Topics Include:

1.  Summer 2012 Department of State Internship Program
2.  CIA Info Session
3.  Earthjustice, Policy and Legislation (PAL) Internship
4.  Internships at the Department of Commerce
5. National Security Agency (NSA), Summer Language Program
6. Fellows Program at the Institute of Politics – Harvard University
7. Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Summer Internship Program
8. Interested in Graduate School? Check out NASPAA
9. Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (Professional Association)
10. Rocky’s Management and Leadership Development Program  (MLDP)

1. Summer 2012 Department of State Internship Program

The application for the Summer 2012 Department of State Internship Program has been extended to November 7th. Interested qualified students are encouraged to submit their application by the new deadline of Monday, November 7th. Individuals who have already submitted an application will be able to update, edit, and resubmit their application until the new closing date.
For more details on the internship application process, please download the Student Internship Information Brochure http://careers.state.gov/resources/downloads/downloads/student-internship-brochure.

November 8th (Tuesday), 7PM, Carson Hall, L02

The CIA’s National Clandestine Service (NCS) is on the leading edge of American Intelligence.  The NCS is an elite corps, providing vital information needed by the President, US policymakers, the military and law enforcement            services to protect the national security interests of the American people.  NCS officers meet new challenges every day, in a worked that poses increasingly complex and constantly changing threats to US interests.
For more information on the CIA, visit: www.cia.gov.

3. Earthjustice, Policy and Legislation (PAL) Internship
Earthjustice is a nonprofit environmental law firm working to protect public health and the environment by defending our nation’s environmental laws including the Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, and Clean Air Act. Through this internship, the candidate will work with the Policy and Legislation department. Policy and Legislation (PAL) is comprised of environmental lobbyists and advocates who work with members of Congress as well as other environmental groups to protect and strengthen the same environmental laws Earthjustice defends in the courtroom. Internships are open until filled and applications are taken on a rolling basis. Undergraduates in their Junior or Senior year, recent graduates, and graduate students are all encouraged to apply.
For more information and list of other internships, visit: http://earthjustice.org/about/jobs_education.

4. Internships at the Department of Commerce
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. This is an unpaid opportunity. Candidates must be available for the duration of the program to be considered for placement. Applicants must demonstrate a strong interest in public policy, governmental affairs, public affairs, business and/or community engagement.
To learn view the DOC Internship Program Offices and to apply, visit: http://www.commerce.gov/about-commerce/internships.

5. National Security Agency (NSA), Summer Language Program- Deadline: November 15th
The National Security Agency offers foreign language students the opportunity to sharpen their language skills to a professional level through the Summer Language Program, an intensive 12-week intern program intended for high-potential college upperclassman and graduate students. As apprentices to senior NSA language analysts, interns gain intensive experience exploiting communications for vital intelligence missions and have the unique opportunity for multi-dimensional and cross-disciplinary growth in analytical skills.
The Summer Language Program is currently hiring students studying Chinese, Korean, Arabic, Pashto, Persian/Farsi, Russian, and Urdu.
For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.nsa.gov/careers/opportunities_4_u/students/undergraduate/slp.shtml.

6. Fellows Program at the Institute of Politics – Harvard University
The Fellows Program at the Institute of Politics (IOP) is a cornerstone of Institute life and the only program of its kind at Harvard University or anywhere else. An IOP Fellowship offers the rare opportunity for professionals in politics and public service to spend a semester at Harvard sharing their experiences with students and exploring important public issues with a distinguished group of their peers. With a strong emphasis on student-Fellow interaction, the Fellows Program provides six positions each semester to elected officials, high-ranking government officials, foreign dignitaries, campaign leaders, policy makers, political journalists and other key participants in the political process.

All material is due by April 30 for Fellowships beginning in the fall and by November 25 for spring semester Fellowships.
For more information and to apply, view: http://www.iop.harvard.edu/Programs/Fellows-Study-Groups/For-more-on-the-Fellowship-Program-and-how-to-Apply.

7. Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Summer Internship Program
The student intern program at USTR is a year-round, volunteer program in which undergraduate and graduate students gain knowledge and experience on U.S. trade policy. Assignments may include research, analysis, statistics, coordination of briefing books, report preparation, meeting and conference planning, letter writing, and covering meetings, hearings, and/or legislative markups.
Following are recommended dates by which to submit applications for the corresponding semesters; however, we will accept applications after these dates:
Spring internships – November 30        Summer internships – March 15th        Fall internships – August 15th
For more information, visit: http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/human-resources/employment/student-internship-program.

8. Interested in Graduate School? Check out NASPAA

Use NASPAA’s powerful searchable database to find the exact school, program and place you want.
The National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration is an institutional membership organization which exists to promote excellence in public service education.  The membership includes U.S. university programs in public affairs, public policy, public administration and nonprofit management.

9. Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (Professional Association)
Nonpartisan organization started by Dartmouth alums. Their mission is to foster the next generation of foreign policy leaders by providing young professionals with the  knowledge, skills, exposure, and relationships to tackle critical global challenges over the course of their careers. Also, features a JobBoard listing current internship and job opportunities.

10. Rocky’s Management and Leadership Development Program  (MLDP)- Application Deadline: Friday November 4th
MLDP focuses on management and leadership principles common to corporate, public, and not-for-profit sectors, enhancing participants’ knowledge, experience, and competency through weekly evening classes.
These weekly sessions, led by guest speakers, cover targeted capacities related to leadership theory; differences between management and leadership; public speaking and communication; persuasive writing; problem solving, decision making and negotiation; analytical and critical thinking; facilitation; program management; and business etiquette. Common themes of global leadership, cultural competence, ethics, and public policy unite the sessions.

The program is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors.
For more information, view: http://rockefeller.dartmouth.edu/studentopps/mldp.html

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