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
this newsletter for the opportunities that are best for you and match your
passions – they are out there!
Islam at U.S. Jesuit Colleges and Universities
(Registration deadline: March 15, 2015)
national conference on Jesuit higher education's relationship to Islam and
Muslims, hosted by the University of San Francisco, Islam at U.S. Jesuit Colleges and Universities will examine the evolution
of the mission, objectives, and identity of Catholic Jesuit colleges and
universities in light of the growth of Muslim populations and the study of
Islam at our institutions. The two major goals of the conference are to:
· Address diversity, interreligious
engagement, institutional mission and identity, curriculum, and scholarship in relation
to this growth
· Bring together faculty and staff
from Jesuit colleges and universities across the country to discuss Islam and Christian-Muslim
faculty, staff, and students are invited to join this national conversation on
how diversity is transforming our university's mission, curriculum, student
life, and international networks.
is required to attend any portion of the conference with the exception of the
keynote event, "The Future of Islam at Jesuit Colleges and
Universities," which is open to the public. Through the generosity of
conference sponsors, the cost of
registration for USF faculty, staff, and students is fully subsidized; for all
others registration is $150.
is open to USF faculty, staff, and students until March 15. Register Now.
Global Zero Action Corps
(For more information, please visit globalzero.org)
“Global Zero is grassroots organizing at
its finest.” - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Zero, the international movement for the elimination of nuclear weapons, we’re
fueled by the creativity and passion of young people – members of the world’s
first post-Cold War generation who understand that nuclear weapons have no
place in the 21st century. We know that young people are an incredibly
powerful political force and often the catalysts for real change. That’s why
we’re launching the Global Zero Action Corps, designed to mobilize all-star
activists across the country to help us tackle the single biggest security
threat of our generation.
in early 2015, the Global Zero will bring together 50 of the country’s top
young volunteer advocates, ages 18 - 35, for the first ever class of Global
Zero Action Corps. During their 1-year service, Action Corps leaders will
mobilize their peers, lead creative campaigns, and apply real pressure on
policymakers to eliminate all nuclear weapons, everywhere. Equipped with
unparalleled access to training, resources, and movement leaders, the Action
Corps leaders will be on the front lines of the fight for a better, safe
Action Corps will also have the opportunity to travel to New York City with
Global Zero this spring for three days of high level training and action --
alongside some of the world’s most prominent leaders in the field of
international security. Two outstanding Action Corps leaders will also join
Global Zero in Japan this summer for a listening and learning advocacy trip that
will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagaski.
two alternatives: live in a world where nuclear weapons will be used or demand
a world without them. The choice is ours.
Apply to Join the Global Zero
the challenge? Email a cover letter explaining why you’d like to be a Global
Zero Action Corps leader, along with your resume or CV, and short writing
sample to email@example.com. Alternatively, upload your materials at
http://www.globalzero.org/join-global-zero-action-corps by March 1, 2015. If selected, we will
be in touch to set up a time to chat through the opportunity over the phone.
Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Global Zero
Zero, the international movement for the elimination of all nuclear weapons,
has grown to 300 eminent leaders and nearly half a million citizens worldwide.
Its step-by-step plan to eliminate nuclear weapons has been endorsed by
political leaders and leading newspapers, the Financial Times concluding that,
"Global Zero's plan has shown the direction to be traveled; the world’s
leaders must now start moving." For
more information, please visit globalzero.org.
Commonwealth Club Program Intern
Club Programming Department is looking for several part-time college interns
with an interest in event production and public affairs.
The Program Intern duties include:
in planning and producing live event lectures at Club headquarters in San Francisco,
Lafayette and other off-site venues;
outreach for upcoming programs to promote ticket sales to community
organizations, local papers, meet-up sites, Facebook postings, etc.;
pre-program and answering their questions about ticketing, etc.;
research on possible guests and locate contact information; and
for upcoming programs and invitations to potential guests.
• Robust interest in current events in the
realm of politics, economics, arts, literature, journalism, science, tech and
• Great communication skills. Enjoy meeting
people from all walks of life.
• Excellent grammar, writing, research and
• Detail oriented and flexible. Team
player, disciplined, reliable and able to meet deadlines.
• Computer skills should include expertise
in Word, Excel, Google docs.
• Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite
(InDesign, Premiere & Photoshop, etc.) desired, but not required.
10-20 hours per week, ideally spread out over three or four days during the
an unpaid internship with a small monthly travel stipend. We will help students
with paperwork to get college credit.
to regional, national and international issue and leaders. Great networking
opportunities and job skills development. Opportunity to attend Club events
free of charge. A fun and engaging work environment.
send a cover letter and attach a short non-fiction writing sample and resume
(PDF or Word). Email to email@example.com with the subject line "Program
Intern Candidate – [YOUR NAME]"
(Follow links for more details specific to each position)
WHAT? Through research, education
and advocacy, SPUR promotes good planning and good government in the San
Francisco Bay Area. SPUR brings people together from across the political
spectrum to develop solutions to the big problems our cities face. With offices
in San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland, we are recognized as a leading civic
planning organization and respected for our independent and holistic approach
to urban issues.
WHO? SPUR is seeking current students and graduates of
all universities and graduate programs to apply to internships with the
organization. Positions are filled on a rolling, as-needed basis, and openings
are regularly posted. Currently, the following internships are being offered:
generally work 10-20 hours per week, during SPUR’s office hours: 9:00 am – 5:00
pm, Monday through Friday. Internships at SPUR are
unpaid. However interns will enjoy SPUR membership benefits, including free
admission to all forums and tours, and a one-year subscription to SPUR’s
monthly magazine, The Urbanist. Awarding academic credit for an internship is
at the discretion of your college or university. We will assist you in
providing the appropriate information needed for credit, but arrangements
should be made before you begin your internship.
Please send your letter of interest and résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Neighborhood Legislature Empowered
Community Fellowship Program
WHAT? Neighborhood Legislature is
a non-partisan grassroots organization dedicated to community empowerment
through political reform. Our objective is to transfer political power away
from special interest groups back into the hands of the people, and we are
looking for students interested in taking a part in our mission.
Our Empowered Community Fellowship Program provides students with
hands-on training and experience in grassroots organizing and campaign
leadership, as well as college internship credit for student participation.
For more information please contact Andrew Donahue, Neighborhood
Legislature’s Regional Vote Youth Manager at email@example.com.
Call for Submissions – International Affairs Review
Affairs Review, an online student-published academic journal at the University
of San Francisco, is currently accepting submissions for its Spring 2015 issue,
“The Promise and Peril of Global Development.”
accepting submissions from undergraduates, graduate students, and students who
have graduated within the past academic year. Submissions include any written
work completed as an undergraduate or graduate student within the past five
years that falls into this year’s theme of “The Promise and Peril of Global Development.”
This includes essays, book reviews, interviews, etc. that have been completed
during your time as a University student. Please be aware that all work will be
reviewed by IAR editors, and may be subject to revision.
2015 issue, “The Promise and Peril of Global Development” will examine
contemporary international affairs through the lens of global development
efforts. As an interdisciplinary publication we are open to receiving submissions
from different areas of international studies. We define our theme for this
issue widely. Topics of special interest include: controversies and critiques
of development; sustainable and equitable development; outcomes and
beneficiaries of development; and the tensions between tourism, education, and
online publication, we are accepting submissions of multimedia work that falls
under the theme of “The Promise and Peril of Global Development.” This includes
film, photos, music, graphic design, architectural design, and fine arts.
should include a title and be limited to twenty-five pages. The deadline for
submission is March 4, 2015. Send submissions or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to receiving your submission!
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.
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 March 2, 2015 from the Politics Department Newsletter.