International Program Director at Manna Project International
February 1, 2015)
Graduating this year?
Looking for a unique opportunity to live and work in Latin
Embark on the adventure of a lifetime with Manna Project
WHO? Manna Project International offers international opportunities
in community development as an option for students to begin a successful
career. Our programs offer many opportunities for students with a wide
range of degrees. Past Program Directors have had degrees including international
affairs, Spanish, education, health, business and social services. All of these
students have been able to translate skills learned in the Program
Director position to their work in the professional world.
serving with Manna for a year, many of our Program Directors have gone on to do
incredible things, working for companies like Google, the Clinton Health Access
Initiative, Next Street Financial, Family Health International, World Affairs
Council, the USDA, as well as top hospitals and law firms nationwide.
Many have also gone on to continue their education. Among Manna's alumni
are Fulbright, Rotary and Skoll Scholars. Interested students can check out videos from current Program Directors.
WHAT? Manna Project International is a non-profit
organization that specializes in holistic
community development. We connect recent college
graduates and young professionals with international service opportunities in
Ecuador and Nicaragua.
You can apply to be a 5, 7, or 13 - Month International Program Director! The day-to-day operations
at each of our sites are run by teams of international Program Directors who design
and implement community development initiatives in a range of fields, including
health, environment, education, and micro-finance.
more information on these unique opportunities, visit www.mannaproject.org
or contact Virginia Green, our Recruitment Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Apply Online.
AmeriCorps VISTA for the Meskwaki Food Sovereignty Initiative
February 25, 2015)
WHAT? The Meskwaki
Food Sovereignty Initiative in partnership with Iowa Valley Resource
Conservation and Development is currently accepting applications for 3
AmeriCorps VISTA members to fill the positions of Food Systems
Communications Coordinator, Food & Culture Education Coordinator, and
School Engagement Coordinator for 2014-2015.
WHO? The Meskwaki Food
Sovereignty Initiative (MFSI) is a program of the Sac and Fox Tribe of the
Mississippi in Iowa’s Economic Development Department. Formed in 2012, MFSI
focuses on the redevelopment of local food systems including traditional foods
of the Meskwaki People, and has two main focuses:
(1) Education and outreach around food system control
(2) Development of sustainable local farms and farmers
Projects include a Tribally run farm - Red Earth Gardens, a
Community Garden Incubator at the farm, a Senior Community Garden, a Meskwaki
Settlement School Garden, a Farm to School program, a variety of hands-on
cooking and gardening workshops, community meals, an annual Food Film Festival,
the development of cultural curriculum focused on food systems, and a series of
community-based strategic planning activities. MFSI strives to engage the
community and provide opportunities for the Meskwaki People to regain control
of our food system in a way that is inter-generational, and culturally,
economically and environmentally sustainable.
AmeriCorps VISTA members play a key role in working with
the community to increase our capacity to create a healthier, more just and
economically sound food system. We work with the mindset that local foods and
native foods and medicines help prevent many modern diseases, including
diabetes, which are so prevalent in tribal communities, while
also strengthening our economy, and building cultural identity
and healing relationships with the land.
VISTA members receive a modest
living allowance, a relocation allowance and an education award which can
be used for higher education tuition or loan repayment after completing a
full term of service. The term of service is April 2015 - April 2016.
The Meskwaki Food Sovereignty Initiative is
accepting applications until February 25, 2015. Applications must be
submitted online at www.americorps.gov. To find the application for
each position, search under VISTA positions in Iowa. The
positions are listed in alphabetical order. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Meskwaki-Food-Sovereignty-Initiative/338806802877345
interested in one of the positions or have any questions, please contact Laura
Kleiman at email@example.com or by phone at 641.484.4678 ext. 2231.
Capital Fellows Program
February 9, 2015)
for a Future Career…Engage yourself in Public Service.
Fellows Programs offer a unique opportunity to participate in policymaking
and development. Fellows work for 10-11 months as full-time, paid staff members
in the California State Assembly, California State Senate, California Executive
Branch or the California Judiciary. Fellows actively engage in public service
and prepare for future careers, while gaining firsthand experience in the
governance and leadership of the most diverse, complex state in the nation.
• California Senate Fellows
• Executive Fellowship Program
• Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship
• Judicial Administration Fellowship
Capital Fellows must have a bachelor’s degree (in any major) by September 1,
2015 and a demonstrated interest in public service, public policy, and
California state government. Applicants may apply to one or more of the
programs that meet their interests and qualifications. Recent graduates,
graduate, postgraduate and mid-career applicants are welcome to apply. For the 2015-16 fellowship year,
individuals must complete the online application by the deadline of February 9, 2015 at www.csus.edu/calst/programs.
If you have questions regarding the
Capital Fellows Programs or need brochures, please contact Sacramento State’s
Center for California Studies at (916) 278-6906, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.csus.edu/calst/programs.
Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
April 1, 2015)
ATTENTION STUDENT ACTIVISTS!
Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund has applications available for student activists
who are organizing for social change and building progressive movements and
will be enrolled in school during the 2015/16 academic year.
1961 the Davis-Putter Fund has provided need-based grants to students who are
able to do academic work at the college level and are involved in building
movements for social and economic justice. Grantees are both graduates
and undergraduates enrolled in accredited schools for the period covered by
their grant. Although citizenship is not a consideration, applicants must
be enrolled in an accredited program in the US in order to qualify.
maximum grant is $10,000 and may be considerably smaller depending on the
applicant's circumstances and the funding available. All the funds come
from individual donors and there are 25-30 grants awarded each year. Grants are
for one year although students may re-apply for subsequent years.
and the supporting documents -- transcripts, a personal statement, two letters
of recommendation, a photograph, financial aid reports -- must be postmarked by April 1. Those selected to receive
a grant will be notified in July.
Our website provides answers to questions
about the Fund, the application process, and the students we support: www.davisputter.org.
American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) San Francisco
Deadline: February 1, 2015)
The Economic Activism program of the American Friends Service
Committee is looking for an intern for a paid research internship. The work is part time and
short term, flexible, out of the AFSC San Francisco office at 65 Ninth Street,
We are looking for an excellent researcher and writer,
knowledgeable and caring about economic and social justice, about the movement
for justice in Palestine and the anti-incarceration movement. Preference to
student activists with strong computer skills and a background in economic
research and movement work in either or both of the above-mentioned areas. The
tasks will include: corporate research for activism; arranging and updating
on-line databases; assisting and promoting on-campus activism.
Please send your application to MEPeaceSF@afsc.org by February 1st, 2015. Include your CV and a cover letter, explaining how you
fit the requirements and why you are interested in this position. Further
include a writing sample of at least two pages and two references from people
who know your work.
For more information, visit
Ralph Lane Peace & Justice Essay Award Competition
May 11, 2015)
Undergrad Essay Competition
honor of Ralph Lane (USF Professor Emeritus and Founder of the Catholic Social
Thought Project), the USF Politics Department, Peace & Justice Studies
Program, and Peace Review will bestow
an award and prize for the best essay (either from this semester or previously)
written by a current, undergraduate USF student on a peace studies theme,
including issues such as the following:
- Human rights
- Development & economic justice
- Conflict resolution
- Environmental protection
- Peace & human rights activists & movements
incorporate both research and original thought, and must be at least 10 pages
long (preferably less than 25 pgs), double-spaced. No previously published
$300 CASH PRIZE FOR BEST ESSAY
Winning essay(s) will also be considered for publication in Peace Review, an international journal
of social justice edited at USF.
ESSAY DEADLINE: May 11, 2015 by
Submit an electronic copy with phone contact to Professor
AWARD WILL BE GIVEN AT THE
POLITICS DEPARTMENT RECEPTION:
THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2015,
11:45pm-1:00pm, Getty Lounge (Lo
Schiavo Science Center)
Note: The Politics Department and Peace & Justice
Studies Program reserve the right to grant no award, based on the quality of
Updated from the Politics Department Newsletter, January 30, 2015.