Marin County Public Administration and Budget Internship
Deadline: Friday, November 1st, 2013
WHAT? The Marin County Administrator’s Office is looking for an intern to help with upcoming budget preparation, implementation and analysis. This paid internship will last for 8 to 12 months, and will require up to 30 hours of work per week at a rate of $18 to $22 per hour, depending on experience.
WHO? The ideal intern has well-developed analytical and computer skills and is finishing or has recently earned a degree in public or business administration, public policy, or a related field. Strong Excel skills are required as is familiarity with MS Office Suite, knowledge of statistical reporting systems, and experience with accounting or finance. Excellent communication, presentation, and analytical skills are also desired.
The application deadline is Friday, November 1, 2013.
For more information, contact Joy Fossett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: Friday, November 1st, 2013
The Westly Foundation is awarding cash prizes of $20,000 each to 4 young innovators aged 28 and under in California with creative solutions to community problems. Find all the details here. APPLY BY NOVEMBER 1, 2013. Or do you know someone with a great idea? Nominate them here.
Please contact Elizabeth Woodson at email@example.com with any questions.
LIVE. LEARN. INTERN. In Washington D.C.
Early Deadline: December 9, 2013
*Guaranteed Internships - Courses for Credit - Housing in DC
*Early Deadline: December 9, 2013
*Scholarship Funding Available
Spend a summer in Washington, DC making an investment in your future that will help set you apart after college. The comprehensive programs sponsored by The Fund for American Studies include a guaranteed internship placement, courses for transferable credit, and furnished housing in downtown Washington.
We’ve been creating academic internship experiences for over 40 years and guarantee all participants an internship placement. Your options are endless – we work with over 300 different federal agencies, policy groups, international affairs organizations, media outlets, public affairs firms, government relations offices, and nonprofit organizations.
Who you know does matter - especially when it comes to your future job search. Our programs are designed to allow students to make valuable professional connections and practice networking skills in a real-world setting. You can participate in a mentor program, as well as attend professional development seminars, roundtable discussions, and networking receptions with program alumni.
Washington, DC is the perfect place to explore a variety of career paths while enjoying a vibrant arts and culture scene. Take advantage of the free Smithsonian museums, many musical and theatre performances, as well as sports events. You can explore DC and meet fellow program participants through program-planned social activities including a guided tour of the monuments, a day trip to Mt. Vernon, canoeing on the Potomac River, and outing to the National Zoo.
COURSES FOR CREDIT
Earn up to 9 academic credits from the DC Metro Area’s George Mason University. In 2012 Mason was ranked #1 Up and Coming University by U.S. News and World Report. Each program has a curriculum that is designed to complement the internship experience.
You will have a front row seat to a variety of exclusive briefings and uniquely D.C. events, allowing you to further explore your career field, make important professional connections and have fun while doing so.
You will have the chance to attend once in a lifetime tours and hear from leaders within such powerful institutions as the State Department, U.S. Congress, Federal Reserve, World Bank and CIA.
Students will be accepted on a rolling basis until the final deadline of March 18, 2014. Applicants are encouraged to apply for the early deadline of December 9, 2013 in order to receive preference in admissions and scholarship consideration, as well as a 5% tuition discount.
For more information and to be begin an online application, please visit www.DCinternships.org. Questions may be directed firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.986.0384.
McCarthy Center Masters Program Applications
Priority Deadline: March 1, 2014 for Public Affairs, April 1, 2014 for Urban Affairs
Interested in pursuing graduate studies in public policy, community organizing, campaign management, or political communication? The Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good at the University of San Francisco has two Master's programs that may interest you. A new MA in Urban Affairs is now offered in addition to the Master of Public Affairs.
Sample courses include...
MA in Urban Affairs:
Urban Housing Policy
History of Urbanism
Urban Field Study
Master of Public Affairs:
Campaign Management and Organization
Nonprofits and Public Policy
• Students develop and apply urban policy and research skills to community driven projects
• Faculty who are researchers and practitioners in their respective fields
• Specialized career development/networking opportunities to support employment upon graduation
Learn more about the program and application requirements at Urban Affairs or Public Affairs. Priority application deadlines are March 1, 2014 for Public Affairs & April 1, 2014 for Urban Affairs. Merit scholarships are available.
Legislative Analyst’s Office Internship
The LAO is the nonpartisan fiscal and policy advisor to the California Legislature. Its mission is to reduce the cost of state government and/or to increase its efficiency. Established in 1941, the LAO is the oldest office of its type in the country, and maintains a national reputation for its nonpartisanship and its high-quality staff and analyses. The office maintains a professional, collegial work environment that strives for an appropriate work/life balance.
The office does the following three main types of work for the Legislature:
·Analyzes the Governor’s annual budget proposal, testifies at legislative hearings, and conducts legislative oversight throughout the year.
· Responds to requests from Members of the California Legislature on programs and finances.
· Produces independent, self-generated reports to assist the Legislature in addressing the major fiscal and policy issues facing California. For example, we have recently published reports on (1) trends and issues in the state’s child welfare system, (2) the new formula for allocating funding to K-12 school districts, and (3) governance and financing of a resources conservation plan.
Fiscal and Policy Analyst. The FPA’s primary responsibility is to be the LAO’s expert in a specific policy area. Policy areas are: State and Local Finance; Education; Health and Human Services; and Corrections, Transportation, and Environment. A complete description of the FPA position can be found at:http://www.lao.ca.gov/laoapp/Careers/job_announcements/general_job_info.aspx.
Summer Internships. The LAO operates a 12-week summer internship program that provides a rigorous analytical experience for individuals who (1) have completed the first year of a two-year graduate program that provides both a quantitative and policy analytical curriculum and (2) are interested in becoming a full-time FPA after graduation. The internship pays $2,650 per month. Additional information on the program is available at:www.lao.ca.gov/laoapp/Careers/summer_internships.aspx.
Individuals interested in the FPA or internship position should e-mail a cover letter, resume, and three references (names, phone numbers, and relationships only, not letters of reference) to email@example.com. The deadline for receipt of applications is December 20, 2013. We will respond to all applicants by the end of January. As part of this year’s recruiting process, we will conduct a limited number of on-campus interviews in January and February 2014.
We will review the resumes to determine which schools to visit for on-campus, first-round interviews. The decision will be based on the quality and perceived “fit” of the applicants as indicated by the resumes and whether there are enough interested and qualified applicants to warrant a visit. We will also conduct phone or Skype interviews with those selected for interviews from schools that we will not visit this year.
A second round of interviews, if appropriate, will take place in Sacramento in March 2014. Decisions and offers will be made no later than April 2014. Typically, FPAs begin work at the LAO in August or September, while interns begin in May or June.
The LAO anticipates hiring from six to eight FPAs during the recruiting cycle and two or three summer interns. At this time, we do not know what policy areas will be vacant when new hires report next summer and fall. Consequently, we are not recruiting for specific policy areas. Our assignment process takes into account existing vacancies, the needs of the office, and the interests of the new hires.
Please contact Sarah Kleinberg with inquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org.