This section of the Politics Newsletter
highlights some of the many opportunities the Politics department receives.
Contact information is provided in each posting. Please use that
information to follow up. Also always remember to be pro-active and look beyond
these postings for the opportunities that are best for you and match your
passions – they are out there!
Supervisor Eric Mar - Media and Communications Strategy Intern
Office of Supervisor Eric Mar is seeking and enthusiastic individual to work as
the media and communication strategy intern.
Board of Supervisors is the legislative branch of government for the
consolidated City and County government of San Francisco.
Mar represents District 1 on the Board of Supervisors, which includes the
Richmond District in northwestern San Francisco. He serves as Vice-Chair of the
Budget Committee and of the neighborhood Services and Safety Committee and as
Chair of the Transportation Authority Plans and programs Committee.
You Will Learn:
- How to create a
long term social media plan and calendar.
- Assist staff
building and presenting social media strategy.
of monthly newsletters, including photography and content development.
- Advise in
maintaining a presence in social media.
- Aide in the
development of media relations and related content.
opportunities in related projects.
- Education and
personal interest in communication, journalism, or other related fields
- Proficient in
Microsoft Suite Office.
with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments.
- Creative and
with social networking sites desired.
- Interested in
politics, governance, and social justice issues.
office greatly values the time and commitment of all interns and their time. We
will work with you to ensure you’re gaining the
apply please submit your application to Peter Lauterborn, legislative aide,
using the contact information below.
Supervisor Eric Mar, District 1
Office: (415) 554-7411
U.S. Pre-trial Services Agency Internship
April 25, 2014)
The U.S. Pretrial Services Officer is often the first court
representative that defendants encounter after their arrest. It is this
agency’s responsibility to investigate defendants charged with federal crimes;
recommend to the court whether to release or detain these individuals; and
supervise individuals who are released to the community while they await their
day in court. The officer must balance the presumption that “an individual iis
presumed innocent until proven guilty” with the court’s concern that the
defendant will not endanger the public. Working with judges, attorneys, state
and local law enforcement agencies, and treatment providers, this agency
provides services that will benefit the court, community, and the defendant.
Candidate must have current undergraduate standing from an accredited college or
university with a concentration in Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, Political
or Social Science, or in a field
appropriate to the subject matter.
must be able to work a minimum of 16 (maximum of 24) hours per week. The hours
worked are contingent on the needs of the agency. Increased hours may be
available during school breaks.
should exhibit sound and balanced judgment; the ability to meet deadlines; and
demonstrate strong verbal and writing skills. Bi-lingual skills (e.g., Spanish,
Cantonese, or Vietnamese) would be helpful, but not required.
business attire (Men: shirt/tie/ dress shirt/slacks; Women: Closed-toe shoes
/nylons/skirt or suit pants/blouse) is required during work hours.
will be exposed to the federal courts, counseling/guidance and pretrial
programs in a closely allied workforce, including individuals within the law
incumbent, working on a daily basis with officers and administrative staff
Assist in completing reports and correspondence for the courts
Maintain files and case records
Prepare and process criminal history verifications
Provide operational support including scanning documents, case file
organization, answering phones, attending court, and other tasks as assigned
San Francisco, California
$14.40 per hour; paid on a bi-weekly basis
How to Apply
If interested please submit resume, cover
letter, two letters of recommendation (from instructors, advisors or recent
employers) and a copy of college transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org
OR by mail:
U.S. Pretrial Services Agency
D.W. Wright, PSA SF 04-14INT
450 Golden Gate Avenue, P.O. Box 36108,
San Francisco, CA 94102
Questions: (415) 436-7521
The Fund for
the Public Interest Summer Job
Impact issues that matter this summer with the Fund!
The Fund for the Public Interest is a national non-profit
organization that works to build support for progressive organizations across
the country. We run campaigns for the Human Rights Campaign, USPIRG, and
Environment America. This summer we will be in over 50 cities, working and
lobbying to help win environmental and social justice campaigns. Last summer
our staff helped stop toxic gas drilling, worked to end subsidies for junk
food, and built support for equal rights for all Americans- all while building
valuable leadership skills. Currently, we have paid positions open on our
campaign staff in each of our locations.
We require that interested candidates are hard workers and have
excellent communication skills. As a member of our staff, you will fundraise,
build membership for our partner groups, and educate and activate citizens on
pressing issues. You will also have the opportunity to organize press
conferences and build coalitions with other non-profit organizations. While on
staff, you gain knowledge of pressing concerns our country is facing, learn how
to effectively generate public support, and obtain a firm understanding of the
We will be holding information sessions and interviews at The
University of San Francisco on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 4/7-4/9 at 10, 2,
4, and 6.
Click here to Apply, or call 1-800-75-EARTH (753-2784)
Peace & Justice Essay Award Competition
USF students are eligible to enter the essay competition, with any original
Development & Economic Justice
Peace & Human Rights Activists/Movements
submissions must be between 10-25 pages, double-spaced. Best essay will garner
a $300 cash prize and publication in Peace Review, an international journal of
social justice edited at USF.
Submissions are due May 5, 2014
by 12:00pm noon to Professor Robert Elias (email@example.com). Award will be given at the
Politics Department Reception on May 8, 2014. We look forward to your
Summer Legal Internship/Volunteer Position: Tenderloin
Housing Clinic, Inc.
Description and Background
Tenderloin Housing Clinic’s (THC) Property
Management Department was developed to expand and improve the City's low cost
housing stock. THC provides affordable supportive housing in San Francisco to
over 1,500 formerly homeless tenants in 16 master leased properties residing in
the Tenderloin, Mission, Union Square, and South of Market (SOMA)
neighborhoods. Additionally, THC owns and operates the Galvin Apartments, a
building in SOMA, designed for tenants transitioning out of Single Room
Occupancy Hotels (SROs).
150 employees, the Property Management Department is the largest department at
THC, and is dedicated to providing high quality property management services
within the supportive housing model.
Property Management Attorney is seeking an attorney or legal intern who is
interested in gaining practical experience representing a non-profit housing
provider as in-house counsel, and learning an approach toward eviction that is
more compassionate, creative and collaborative than adversarial.
position will provide support in the areas of legal research, drafting unlawful
detainers and related documents, trial preparation, settlement conference
preparation and negotiation if qualified. The position may also include policy
revision and implementation. The Property Management Attorney aims to provide
the applicant with practical and diverse experience.
Civil litigation, Employment/Labor
Student, 3L Student, Recent Graduate (0-3 years)
Housing Clinic’s Property Management Department, 449 Turk Street, San Francisco
working in public interest and civil litigation preferred. Excellent research,
writing and analytical skills.
Ability to manage multiple projects at
Ability to work independently and strategically.
Eagerness to learn and
improve procedures to increase housing retention.
This position is unpaid. School credit is
available if requested.
Beyond Bridge: Israel-Palestine Summer Program
Bridges: Israel-Palestine summer program takes university students to the
Middle East on a journey of comparative conflict analysis and conflict
transformation. Combining rigorous academics and practical hands-on training,
this study abroad course allows students to explore questions at the core of
all conflicts. The program dates are July 1-22, 2014.
For more information visit http://www.centerfortransformativeeducation.org/bbipmenu.html.
To sign up, please contact Professor Oren Kroll (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Centre for European and International Studies Research (CEISR) PhD
Programs at the University of Portsmouth
April 30, 2014)
The Centre for European and International Studies Research
(CEISR) at the University of Portsmouth is offering fees-only studentships,
available for a three-year period (full-time) or a five-year period (part-time)
of doctoral study commencing in September 2014. The Centre welcomes
applications from students wishing to work on projects in any of the areas
note that these awards will not cover maintenance costs. However, students will
be entitled to financial support for conference attendance and paid part-time
teaching hourswhere practically possible will be made available but
this cannot be guaranteed. For further details on the Centre, staff expertise
and research specialisms please see: www.port.ac.uk/ceisr
How to apply:
Candidates should apply using the standard University of
Portsmouth Postgraduate Application form – you can either use our online application form or print the paper
application form below:
Postgraduate Application Form (.pdf)
Postgraduate Reference Request Sheet (.pdf)
When completing the online application form please ensure that
you select the correct course (and associated code) and indicated below:
Space: PhD in the school of Languages and Area Studies (C2219)
Africa: PhD in the school of Languages and Area Studies (C2219)
Across Borders: PhD in the school of Languages and Area Studies (C2219)
and Gender Studies: PhD in the school of Languages and Area Studies
(C2219) or the school of Social, Historical
and Literary Studies (C2221)
Development and Security Studies Issues: PhD
in the school of Languages and Area Studies (C2219) or the school of Social, Historical and Literary Studies (C2221)
and Social Theory: PhD in the school of
Social, Historical and Literary Studies (C2221)
Europe: PhD in the school of Social,
Historical and Literary Studies (C2221)
and Cultural History: PhD in the school of Social, Historical and Literary
the online application form you can upload all your supporting documents to the
application form - please remember to include your CV, copies of your
qualifications and references.
If using the paper application form please send your completed
application form and coversheet to the address below, together with your Curriculum Vitae,
copies (not originals) of your highest qualifications, degree level and above',
two academic references (your referees can also send the references separately
Your research proposal should under no circumstances exceed 1500
words and should include a 150-word abstract aimed at non-specialists in the
Tramutola Advisors Position
Campaign workers and volunteers
Francisco is facing an affordability crisis and raising the minimum wage is a
critical step toward improving the lives of hardworking San Franciscans.
sf.citi, the San Francisco Police Officers Association and San Francisco
Firefighters have begun a campaign to raise the minimum wage in San Francisco.
If you would like to donate some time, or are looking for a paid position on
the campaign staff, please send a cover letter and a resume to info@RaiseOurWages.com.
AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer 2014-2015 Applications
(Click here for more information)
Swords to Plowshares is seeking AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers for
2014/2015 for our Institute for Veteran Policy (IVP) volunteer positions. The
primary duties are research and community outreach, all to help IVP formulate
policy based on experience and research findings.
The VISTA volunteers will work closely with IVP staff to develop
and implement our veteran employment initiative to advance veteran employment
opportunities in the Bay Area and throughout California.
The service areas are community and economic
development and community outreach. We are looking for applicants with skills
in public speaking , data analysis, writing/editing, community organization,
recruitment, and communications. Veterans are highly encouraged to apply!
• Research high industry growing companies in the Bay Area and
other targeted areas.
• Research veteran employment needs and/or obstacles to
• Perform and track outreach to employers, veterans and
employment service providers.
• Research veteran related networking events, such as university
vet clubs, vet groups, and social networking groups.
• Develop recruitment strategies for both employers and
• Ability to write reports summarizing research, outreach
materials, fact sheets and other project collateral.
• Ability to work
in a team environment and perform work independently.
• Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend
• Living Allowance
• Childcare assistance if eligible
• Relocation Allowance
• Health Coverage
award upon successful completion of service
Civic Engagement Challenge Scholarship
(Submissions due May
of District 2 Supervisor Mark Farrell and the OpenGov Foundation are partnering
with undergraduate and graduate institutions in San Francisco to have our local
residents interact with San Francisco’s laws and policies in a new way and are
providing further incentive with the “Civic Engagement Challenge” scholarship
SanFranciscoCode.org is a non-profit, non-governmental, non-partisan
implementation of The State Decoded brought to you by the folks at the OpenGov Foundation. It is part of a broader initiative
to bring the laws of San Francisco to the people in more accessible, modern
formats that can be used and reused to bring down the barriers to accessing,
understanding and navigating the laws of San Francisco. You can read more about
SF Open Law here. SanFranciscoCode.org provides a platform to display city-level legal
information in a friendly, accessible, modern fashion. San Francisco is the
second to municipality to deploy the software, joining Baltimore, MD, with more coming soon.
or graduate students at education institutions in San Francisco will use
SanFranciscocode.org in order to interact with city laws to suggest policy
updates to outdated city laws, or suggest new policy changes on specific policy
areas that matter to them.
Engagement Challenge” will begin April 14th and will end on May 14th.
All submissions will be submitted online via www.SanFranciscoCode.org. All submissions must be submitted before May 14th,
and individuals are allowed to have up to a total of five different
individuals will be selected in the third week of May, and will receive $1,000
scholarships to be used towards their cost of education. The best submissions
will also have the chance to see their idea or policy suggestion turned into
actual law in San Francisco. Supervisor Farrell has pledged to introduce any
winning idea or policy change at the Board of Supervisors that is based on good
policy and is something that benefits all San Franciscans. Not all submissions
are guaranteed to be introduced at the Board of Supervisors, but all
submissions have equal chance of being introduced.
If you have
any questions, please contact Supervisor Mark Farrell’s Legislative Aide, Jess
Montejano, at Jess.Montejano@sfgov.org, or at 415-554-7752.
(Updated 4.15.14, from The Politics Newsletter)