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!
Join the Erasmus Living-Learning Community for 2015-2016
is designed to bring together second and
third year students from the various undergraduate colleges at USF in a
shared learning environment with the option for community living. During both
fall and spring semesters, students engage in coursework, involvement at a
number of organizations, and community building.
students learn theoretical information from the classroom experience, discuss
the material as a community and directly apply information and ideas through
various community-based research projects. Over the course of a year, students
in the community delve deeper into their understanding of the intertextuality
of ethics, service, and justice at local and global levels.
community culminates with a two-week
experience in Cambodia which offers students the opportunity to dialogue with
people working in direct service roles and reflect on their own evolving
understanding of justice, and their role in creating change.
successful completion of the year, Erasmus students fulfill these core
requirements and earn four units of elective credit:
Ethics (Core D)
applicants may choose to live in the designated space for Erasmus in the Phelan
Residence Hall or opt to live elsewhere on or off-campus. All community members
are required to enroll in the Erasmus courses for both fall and spring semesters.
To apply, visit http://www.usfca.edu/housing/living-learning/erasmus-application/.
Global Fund for Women: Program Intern, Sub-Saharan Africa
The Program Intern will provide support to the
Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) team with research and analysis of grantee partners’
work and achievements as well as the contexts in which they operate. The Intern
will also be responsible to provide necessary coordination of support to
improve communication with grantee partners and other women’s groups in the
region. During the internship period the Intern will learn and deepen knowledge
of women’s rights issues and activism in SSA, will acquire skills related to
the grant-making process, and will gain an insight into the work of
ESSENTIAL INTERNSHIP FUNCTIONS INCLUDE:
• Draft written summaries of final reports from
• Draft grant write-ups for grants recommended
• Enter and analyze grantee data
• Identify and collect grantee success stories
and case studies
• Launch and implement regional social media
• Work on specific projects and conduct
independent research as assigned
• Provide translation support between French and
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
• Demonstrated interest in and familiarity with
women’s rights work in the SSA region
• Knowledge of the economic, political and
social trends in the region
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
and ability to perform thorough analytical and researched work
• Previous living, working or studying
experience in the SSA region
• Familiarity with social media platforms,
including Facebook and Twitter
• Strong organizational skills, attention to
detail, and ability to multi-task
• Fluency in oral and written English and
reading skills in French
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to
work in a multicultural environment
• Strong skills in a Macintosh and/or PC
environment, and in using MS Office applications
• Experience with using databases
• Native or professional proficiency in French
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree (in
progress) in gender studies, women’s studies, sociology, international studies,
international relations, African studies, public policy, development studies,
political science, or another related field.
• Some work or volunteer experience, preferably
in non-profit organizations
The internship requires a commitment of 20-25 hours per week for a minimum
commitment of 3 months. This internship is unpaid. Academic credit may be available as the internship offers
direct exposure to the operations of an international human rights
organization, close supervision by the GFW staff, interaction with community
activists and opportunities to participate in presentations and special events
relating to women’s human rights. Intern candidates should check with their
individual institutions regarding academic requirements for credit.
To submit your
application materials, please visit our website:
The Global Fund for Women is committed to
working globally and addressing inequities. In line with this global lens, it
is our policy to actively seek a diverse pool of candidates, from a variety of
backgrounds, who are committed to the mission and vision of the Global Fund.
Global Fund for Women will work with applicants to ensure the placement meets internship
goals and requirements. Priority will be given to applicants participating in
academic-sponsored internship programs which offer course credit and/or
internship stipends. This is an unpaid internship position and we do not
directly offer funding.
San Francisco Irish Consulate Internship
Kierse-Donohoe for more information)
The San Francisco Consulate
General of Ireland is seeking USF students again this Spring to intern at its
Downtown office. Many USF students, particularly those majoring in Politics or
International Studies, have served internships here in the past and the Irish
Consulate hopes to continue this partnership by inviting current USF students to
information or to indicate interest in this internship opportunity, please
contact Diane Kierse-Donohoe at firstname.lastname@example.org and visit the Consulate’s website.
PowerPAC+ Digital Media Internship
April 24, 2015)
PowerPAC+ (www.powerpacplus.org) is a political action
committee and national network that builds the political power of America’s
multiracial majority. We’re seeking energetic summer interns to support our
digital work for our websites, social media and upcoming national campaign. The
internship is a paid position this summer in our San Francisco office.
Applications must be received by April 24, 2015.
The internship is
ideal for someone who’s passionate about social justice and racial politics and
has an interest in growing their digital media skills in blogging, social
media, public relations and digital video production. For full internship
descriptions and application details click here: http://www.powerpacplus.org/internships.
James B. Boskey Law Student Essay Contest on Dispute Resolution
by The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution in memory of James B. Boskey, an
intellectual, humanitarian, Seton Hall University law professor, and
mediator. Professor Boskey became known and beloved world-over for his
publication of The Alternative Newsletter, a resource guide on Alternative Dispute
Resolution published quarterly. It was in its tenth year when Professor Boskey
died in 1999. The publication provided a comprehensive yet very accessible
window into the diverse dimensions of the ADR field. In many respects,
Professor Boskey - through the alternative newsletter - was the voice of the
Purpose of the Boskey ADR Writing
The purpose of the competition is to create greater
interest in the field of dispute resolution among all law students of the
nation, particularly the Law Student Division of the American Bar Association.
The essay may address any aspect of dispute resolution
practice, theory or research that the contestant chooses. Essays are limited to 15-25 typewritten pages,
including footnotes or endnotes. The text of the essay must be double-spaced,
with twelve-point font and one-inch margins.
First Prize: $1000 to the Competition winner and posting of the
winning essay and runner-up online.
Entry Information and Procedures
The 2015 entry deadline is June 12, 2015
Click HERE for the Competition Guidelines
and Entry Form
The James Boskey Dispute Resolution Essay Competition is sponsored by
the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution.
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 April 7, 2015 from the Politics Department Newsletter.