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/.
Grootbos Foundation Communications and PR Internship
(Registration deadline: April 1, 2015)
the Grootbos Foundation means immersing yourself in the development field and positively
contributing to the lives of South African children and community members. The Grootbos
Foundation’s Communications and PR Intern will be based in Gansbaai in the
Western Cape where its Barclays Spaces for Sport (multi-sports) site is
will work to:
and increase excitement of the Foundation’s programs and participants locally and globally
written work and visual projects which can be distributed online or in person
the social media content of the Foundation across all projects.
edit newsletters, case studies, articles and reports
or support from PR companies
write and distribute press releases to targeted media
including site visits and donor visits
and track emerging issues on websites or blogs of interest in sport for
relations through events such as open days and through involvement in community
solidify new partnerships which will inspire more interest and publication of
Bachelor Degree in arts/humanities (i.e. Political Science, Journalism,
Development Studies, English, Mass Communication or related field)
in social media, copy writing, journalism, or other relevant role
English speaker, with outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written
in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Vimeo, Pinterest, Google+
in Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel), Adobe Photoshop, Indesign
work both independently and with a team
with excellent interpersonal skills
to detail and ability to work on multiple projects at a given time.
(preferably with high quality camera)
overseas, preferably in a developing country
coaching experience; work with children
and understanding how sport as a tool can address social and educational issues
of current issues and developments in the sports and training field, including
an interest of government policy and initiatives
To apply for this position, email your
resume and cover letter by APRIL 1st
to Justine Herridge (Justine@grootbosfoundation.org).
City Internships 2015 Global Internship Program
The Global Internship Program is a launch pad into the most
prestigious, rewarding and intellectually stimulating graduate careers.
The eight-week program includes a relevant work placement,
career seminars and CV workshops, social events (including a weekend away) and
24/7 local support. In an increasingly competitive graduate market, it has
become vital for students to get some work experience under their belt over the
Eight week internship placement
Social events & excursions
Career seminars, guest speaker & networking events
Welcome reception, orientation & closing reception
CV revision & interview coaching
24/7 on-site staff support
Post-program career services through City Careers
Intensive language or professional training
The internship placement is designed to help students
explore their chosen field and career path, develop industry specific skills
and knowledge, and increase their professional network – simultaneously helping
students to focus the direction of their career and increase their appeal to
The inclusive career seminars, guest speaker and
networking events are designed to bolster their on-the-job learning
and to further equip them with the tools necessary to launch a thriving
career in today's highly competitive graduate market.
All social events and weekend excursions help to
deliver a well-rounded experience and showcase their chosen city’s cultural
highlights. They serve as a great opportunity for students to fully experience
their chosen city with like-minded students from across the globe.
Students will benefit from an extensive support network before,
during and after the program. The overarching philosophy of the program is to
give undergraduates and graduates the freedom to define their own experience
and to progress independently, both personally and professionally, within a
framework that provides comprehensive direction and guidance.
Internship placements are available in banking &
financial services, legal & professional services, IT &
technology, art & design, marketing, advertising & PR,
property & construction, media, publishing & entertainment or
science & engineering.
The Global Internship Program operates in London, New
York, Los Angeles & Hong Kong. Programs are available in spring,
summer & fall.
Visit www.city-internships.com to learn more. To apply, visit www.city-internships.com/apply.
Communication Graduate Student Conference: Call for Papers, Panels,
March 31, 2015)
#BlackLivesMatter: Civil Rights
and Social Justice in the 21st Century
Graduate Student Conference
State University East Bay, Hayward Campus
15 -16, 2015
Submit online until March 31
Graduate Program in Communication of California State University East Bay in
partnership with the CSUEB Communication Graduate Student Society invite
submissions of conference papers, panels and media/arts pieces for the 2015
annual Communication Graduate Student Conference. The conference will take
place on the CSU East Bay Hayward campus on Friday and Saturday,
May 15 -16, 2015, bringing students and invited faculty speakers from around
the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.
year’s keynote speaker is renowned feminist hip hop scholar Aisha Durham, PhD,
from University of South Florida, author of Home with Hip Hop Feminism (2014),
“The Stage Hip-Hop Feminism Built” (2013), “Hip Hop Feminist Media Studies”
(2010), and editor of Home Girls, Make Some Noise!: Hip Hop Feminism Anthology
This is a
multi/interdisciplinary event. We invite submissions from across the
humanities, social sciences, arts, education, and all other related fields.
Paper, panel, and media/arts proposals may be submitted online at commgscon.blogspot.com until March
year’s conference is organized around the theme #BlackLivesMatter: Civil Rights
and Social Justice in the 21st Century.
topics and themes include (but are not limited to):
status and renewal of civil rights consciousness in America and around the
roles of social media and online activism in local and global political
role of culture in contemporary social change
Empowerment strategies in academia and local communities
discourse of #BlackLivesMatter and other current civil rights signifiers
Contemporary everyday experiences in communities of resistance
• The prison
of the “wars on” poverty, drugs, and terrorism on life in targeted communities
American, Feminist and “minority” identities in digital consumer culture
Stratification and economic divides in contemporary America and around the
Education and inequality (NCLB, digital divides, anti-intellectualism in
America, private vs public)
Geographies of wealth and poverty both local and global (including
gentrification and displacement)
Employment and ownership in the global economy
and sexual identities within and as communities of resistance
and Age in intersectional identities
Contemporary media and ideologies of power
political economy of policing in America and America as “global police”
post-Obama world and the discourse of post-racial America
graduate student submissions are the focus, outstanding senior undergraduate submissions are also encouraged.
(Special undergraduate sessions will be created to facilitate an inclusive and
respectful dialogue across disciplines and levels of scholarly achievement).
broader East Bay community is invited and welcome to attend individual sessions
free of charge.
groups whose work directly relates to the conference theme are invited to
submit proposals for special sessions (including workshops), and/or
For more information about the conference
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 31, 2015 from the Politics Department Newsletter.