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January 23, 2014 / Mark Largent

Internships at White House Office of Sci & Tech Policy

OSTP Internship Program—Summer 2014

 

The Office of Science and Technology Policy is currently accepting applications for its Summer 2014 Internship Program.  The application deadline is 11:59pm Friday, March 7.  Students who are U.S. citizens and who will be actively enrolled during the 2014 academic year are welcome to apply.

 

More information and application instructions are available athttp://www.whitehouse.gov/ostp/about/student/.

 

About OSTP.  The Office of Science and Technology Policy advises the President on the effects of science and technology on domestic and international affairs. The office serves as a source of scientific and technological analysis and judgment for the President with respect to major policies, plans and programs of the Federal Government.

 

About the Internship Program.  Interns are accepted for one of three annual terms (Spring, Summer, or Fall), which each last no more than 90 days. While these positions are without compensation, the assignments provide educational enrichment, practical work experience, and network opportunities with other individuals in the science and technology policy arena.

 

For questions, please contact Rebecca Grimm rgrimm@ostp.eop.gov.

January 17, 2014 / Mark Largent

Paid Internships with Green Corps

Early Winter Application Deadline: January 24th, 2014

 
Click here to learn more about Green Corps’ paid environmental organizing fellowship.

Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the 
biggest environmental challenges of our day. 



In Green Corps’ yearlong paid program, you’ll get intensive training in the skills you need to make a difference in the world. You’ll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems — global warming, deforestation, water pollution, factory farming and many others — with groups like Sierra Club and Food and Water Watch. And when you graduate from Green Corps, we’ll help you find a career with one of the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups. 



For more information, read on or visit http://www.greencorps.org/findoutmore



In your year with Green Corps: 



Be trained by the best: Green Corps organizers take part in trainings with leading figures in the environmental and social change movements: people like Phil Radford, Executive Director of Greenpeace USA, and Bill McKibben, author and founder of 350.org. 



Gain experience across the country: Green Corps sends organizers to jumpstart campaigns for groups such as Corporate Accountability International, Food & Water Watch, and Toxics Action Center in across the nation.



Make an impact on today’s environmental challenges: Green Corps organizers have built the campaigns that helped keep pass the first GMO labeling law; led to new laws to support clean, renewable energy; convinced major corporations to stop dumping in our oceans; and much, much more. 



Get paid! Green Corps organizers earn a salary of $24,500. Organizers also have a chance to opt into our health care program with a pre-tax monthly salary deferral. We offer paid sick days and holidays, two weeks paid vacation and a student loan repayment program for those who qualify. 



Launch your career: Green Corps will help connect you to environmental and progressive groups that are looking for full-time staff to build their organizations and help them create social change and protect our environment.

The application process:


In the next few months, we‘ll invite 35 college graduates to join Green Corps in 2014 -2015. We’re looking for people who are serious about saving the planet, people who have taken initiative on their campus or community, and people who are willing to roll up their sleeves and work for change over the long haul. 



If you think you’re one of those people, visit www.greencorps.org to apply to join the 2014-2015 class of Green Corps’ Field School for Environmental Organizing. 

Green Corps’ yearlong program begins in August 2014 with Introductory Classroom Training in Boston, and continues with field placements in multiple locations across the U.S. Candidates must be willing to relocate. 



For more information, visit www.greencorps.org or contact Callie Bruley, Field Organizer, at callie@greencorps.org

January 17, 2014 / Mark Largent

Bose Scholars Program

Are you interested in a well-funded and prestigious exchange program that would send you to India?  Check this out:  http://www.indousstf.org/bose/US-Students.html

November 6, 2013 / Mark Largent

Great Class & PAID Internship for STEPPS Students

The Hal and Jean Glassen Scholars Program will offer students exposure to policymaking in Michigan by gaining real-world experience through a senior-level class in natural resources policy that meets one night a week and all day Saturday (about two times per month) while working full-time as paid interns at state and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations or businesses that focus on complex natural resource issues in Michigan. The internships and course curriculum will complement and advance the students’ learning through practical experience that will impact citizens and communities across the state on such issues as the role of hunting, fishing and trapping in the future of conservation, the value of these recreational activities and their contributions to natural resource management and the economy of Michigan.

The course will be taught through one, three-hour lecture and discussion sessions each week, augmented by weekend field trips designed to give class participants on-the-ground visits and experience with natural resources and conservation-related programs.  The internship will be a 12-week, 40 hour per week, paid position. 

WHEN

Approximately May 27 – August 16, 2014

INTERNSHIP LOCATION

Greater Lansing area, potentially including Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor

POTENTIAL INTERNSHIP PARTNERS

Michigan-based offices of:

  • National Rifle Association
  • Safari Club International
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • Trout Unlimited
  • National Wildlife Federation
  • National Wild Turkey Federation
  • Pheasants Forever
  • The Ruffed Grouse Society
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • U.S. Geological Survey
  • Center for Michigan
  • Michigan Council of Foundations
  • League of Conservation Voters
  • Michigan Association of Conservation Districts
  • Michigan Farm Bureau
  • Michigan United Conservation Clubs
  • Heart of the Lakes
  • Great Lakes Fishery Commission
  • Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus
  • Michigan Department of Natural Resources
  • Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
  • Outdoor gear and clothing manufacturers
  • Business community

PAY

Glassen Scholars will earn between $1,000 – $1,500 per month depending on organization and placement location.  Students will be responsible for their own transportation to and from their internships and class.

CLASS LOCATION

Michigan United Conservation Clubs, 2101 Wood Street, Lansing

CREDITS

ALL students MUST enroll for 3 credits of ANR 491 (Professional Internship in Ag and Natural Resources)–no exceptions.

WHO WILL TEACH THE COURSE

Patricia Stewart, Program Director and Academic Specialist

WHO SHOULD APPLY

Upper level undergraduates and graduate students

INTERESTED?

Send a resume to Patricia Stewart (stewartp@msu.edu) no later than November 30, 2013.  Ms. Stewart will hold a 30- to 45-minute, face-to-face interview with selected candidates in early to mid-December (an additional interview date may be added depending on applicant pool size).  Please note that this is a competitive process.

QUESTIONS?

Contact Patricia Stewart at 517-282-5357 or e-mail stewartp@msu.edu 

 

 

October 31, 2013 / Mark Largent

Talk on Armed Drones

Remote Control: Asymmetrical Entanglements of Bodies and Machines

 

Friday, November 1, 2013 – 2:00pm
457 Vanderpool Room Berkey Hall

This talk, by Dr. Lucy Suchman, will examine conjoinings of persons and machines within what Der Derian (2009) has named ‘MIME-net’, the military-industrial-media-entertainment network. Her focus is on logics and material practices of remotely-controlled weapon systems (particularly armed drones and weaponized robots), including the concept of ‘situation awareness’ as a central legitimizing premise. Drawing from news reports, military documents, and critical scholarship, Dr. Suchman examines connections between military discourses on keeping ‘our’ bodies safe, and the project of cutting the networks that might bring wars too close to home. These connections are multiply configured, as some bodies become increasingly entangled with machines, in the interest of keeping them apart from the bodies of others. Sheoffers an argument regarding the essential and inescapable tension between a commitment to distance, and to the requirements of ‘positive identification’ that underwrite canons of legal killing. This tension holds not only for those involved in command and control of the front lines (the focus of the military), but also for those of us responsible as citizens for grasping events in which we are, however indirectly, morally, politically and economically implicated.

October 8, 2013 / Mark Largent

Paid Summer Internships in DC for STEPPS Students

ANNOUNCING the 6th ANNUAL
DEMMER SCHOLARS NATURAL RESOURCES SCIENCE POLICY INTERNSHIPS AND COURSE
IN WASHINGTON D. C.
SUMMER 2014
 
Please distribute widely!
 
COURSE OVERVIEW
This course will review and evaluate how each branch of the federal government, as well as nongovernment entities (including the media), affect the development and implementation of federal government policy in the natural resources.  The course will be taught through one two-hour lecture and discussion sessions each week, augmented by nine half-day weekend field trips designed to ground class participants in the policy-making arena.  Additionally, each class participant will complete a twelve-week, 40 per week paid internship with a government or nongovernment organization active in natural resources policy-making in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. 
 
LOCATION
Washington, D.C. metropolitan area
 
WHEN
Approximately May 19 – August 8, 2014
 
WHO WILL TEACH THE COURSE
Mark E. Rey, Demmer Scholar Executive in Residence; http://csis.msu.edu/people/mark-rey
 
Illustrative List of Cooperating Agencies / Organizations
  • The Wilderness Society
  • House Natural Resources Committee
  • National Association of Forest Owners
  • Trout Unlimited (for person with fisheries experience)
  • Trust for Public Land
  • Government Accounting Office
  • Environment & Energy Daily (for student interested in journalism)
  • America Rice
  • Society of American Foresters
  • Pac West Communication
  • Department of the Interior – Congressional Affairs
  • National Science Foundation – Office of Legislative Affairs
  • American Forests
  • American Recreation Coalition
  • U.S. Forest Service – Legislative Affairs
  • Office of Management and Budget
 
WHO SHOULD APPLY
Upper level undergraduates and graduate students.
 
INTERESTED?
Send Dr. Kelly Millenbah (millenba@msu.edu) a current resume ASAP but no later than by Monday, November 4th, 2013.  You will be required to hold a 30 minute face-to-face interview with Mr. Rey in mid- to late November / early December (an additional interview date may be added depending on applicant pool size).  This is a competitive process!!
 
PAY
Internships will earn between $1000 – $1500 per month depending on where you are placed for your internship.  Interns will be responsible for their own transportation to DC, lodging and other living expenses. 
 
CREDITS
ALL students MUST enroll for 3 credits of ANR 491 (Professional Internship in Ag and Natural Resources), no exceptions.
 
QUESTIONS?
Contact Dr. Kelly Millenbah at 517-353-4802 or e-mail millenba@msu.edu
 
PAST NEWS ABOUT DEMMER SCHOLARS
Can be found at:  
 
 
Kelly F. Millenbah, Ph. D.
Associate Dean and Director, Academic and Student Affairs
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture
446 West Circle Drive, Room 121
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI  48824
 
Phone:  517.355.0234
Fax:  517.355.8364

 

October 8, 2013 / Mark Largent

Paid Fellowship in Environmental Organizing

Early Fall Application Deadline: October 11, 2013

 

Click here to learn more about Green Corps’ paid environmental organizing fellowship.

 

Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the 
biggest environmental challenges of our day. 

In Green Corps’ yearlong paid program, you’ll get intensive training in the skills you need to make a difference in the world. You’ll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems — global warming, deforestation, water pollution, factory farming and many others — with groups like Sierra Club and Food & Water Watch. And when you graduate from Green Corps, we’ll help you find a career with one of the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups. 

For more information, read on or visit http://www.greencorps.org/findoutmore

In your year with Green Corps: 

Be trained by the best: Green Corps organizers take part in trainings with leading figures in the environmental and social change movements: people like Sarah Hodgdon, National Program Director of the Sierra Club, and Bill McKibben, author and founder of 350.org

Gain experience across the country: Green Corps sends organizers to jumpstart campaigns for groups such as the Sierra Club, Food & Water Watch, and Toxics Action Center across the country. 

Make an impact on today’s environmental challenges: Green Corps organizers have built the campaigns that helped reign in dangerous factory farming; led to new laws to support clean, renewable energy; convinced major corporations to stop dumping in our oceans; and much, much more. 

Get paid! Green Corps organizers earn a salary of $24,000. Organizers also have a chance to opt into our health care program with a pre-tax monthly salary deferral. We offer paid sick days and holidays, two weeks paid vacation and a student loan repayment program for those who qualify. 

Launch your career: Green Corps will help connect you to environmental and progressive groups that are looking for full-time staff to build their organizations and help them create social change and protect our environment.

The Application Process: 
In the next few months, we‘ll invite 35 college graduates to join Green Corps in 2014 -2015. We’re looking for people who are serious about saving the planet, people who have taken initiative on their campus or community, and people who are willing to roll up their sleeves and work for change over the long haul. 

If you think you’re one of those people, visit www.greencorps.org to apply to join the 2014-2015 class of Green Corps’ Field School for Environmental Organizing. 

Green Corps’ yearlong program begins in August 2014 with Introductory Classroom Training in Boston, and continues with field placements in multiple locations across the U.S. Candidates must be willing to relocate. 

For more information, visit www.greencorps.org or contact Charlotte Bartter, Recruitment Director of Green Corps at jobs@greencorps.org.