Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. (Full list of preferred countries) Additionally, all programs must include formal study of an appropriate foreign language. (Full list of preferred languages). Click here for more information about the program and application process.
The Yale Undergraduate Journal of Economics and Politics, is a new interdisciplinary publication from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. They publish articles related to economics and political science, and seek submissions from academics, professionals and students from around the world. The editorial board is currently in the process of soliciting pieces for the inaugural edition, to be released in November of this year. Continue reading
Wednesday, October 5th
- Simulation Event #1 10-12 pm (by invitation only)
- Simulation Event #2 1-3 pm (by invitation only)
- Learn what it’s like to work at the CIA: Attend the Directorate of Operations and Analysis Division Joint Info Session from 4-6 pm. You will be notified of the location for this event as soon as the room is assigned. The Info Session is open to ANY interested student. To RSVP: http://go.wisc.edu/s5yzt9
The Department of Education is accepting applications for winter/spring 2016 internships through October 1st. Interns will have an opportunity to learn about federal education policy while developing a variety of other skills, including communication, researching, and writing. They will also participate in group events, such as lunches with senior agency officials, local tours, and movie nights.
There are three main internship sessions – fall, winter/spring and summer – with flexibility within each session to accommodate for semester and quarterly schedules. Internships are offered as part-time or full-time. Applicants have the opportunity to apply for legislative and press internships available at Senator Baldwin’s Washington, D.C. and state-based offices. Continue reading
The Wisconsin School of Business announces a scholarship opportunity for undergraduates to attend the Middle East Institute annual conference, to be held on November 15-16, 2016, in Washington, D.C. The mission of the Middle East Institute is to provide nonpartisan, expert information and analysis on the Middle East. The MEI Annual Conference typically attracts an audience of over 600 attendees, including opinion leaders and policymakers, diplomats and executives, teachers and students, elected officials and the community at large. Students interested in attending this conference in 2016 should submit an application via BuckyNet by the September 28, 2016 deadline. More detailed information on how to apply can be found here.
For Our Future Fund is looking for campaign interns. The organization identifies undecided voters and tries to get voter support for their candidates, Hillary Clinton and Russ Feingold, through values-based conversation. Canvassers will be trained on contemporary voter persuasion methods, progressive policy, voter turnout tactics, route planning, and other field fundamentals. Continue reading
Campus and Visitor Relations is looking for student ambassadors to represent UW–Madison, give tours and provide information at three campus welcome desks. Between now and Tuesday, October 11, students may apply for these positions online at https://info.wisc.edu/about-us/application/.
One Political Science student has the opportunity to be sponsored to serve on the Dane County Latino Health Council (http://latinohealthcouncil.org/).
Christy Lee Ward (former PoliSci Undergrad Coordinator) will again be sponsoring a Political Science student who is interested in Latino community advocacy and/or healthcare policy this academic year, covering the $50 membership fee. Continue reading
The Men’s Project creates a space for critical self-reflection and dialogue about what it means to be a man and how masculinity impacts us and those around us. The experience focuses on the examination of societal images, expectations, and messages around masculinity to empower men to better understand themselves, promote the advancement of gender equity, and raise consciousness in their communities. Topics include Media and Pop Culture, Vulnerability, Sexuality, Hook-up Culture, Alcohol, Relationships, and Violence. Continue reading
The Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group is a nonprofit, student advocacy organization committed to standing up to powerful special interest groups. This fall, WISPIRG’s New Voter Project is working to ensure every student in Wisconsin votes. Continue reading
New York Union Semester is a full-time intensive academic and internship program that provides students with an opportunity to put their passion for social justice to work, both inside and outside the classroom. The Spring 2017 semester runs from January 30 to May 26, 2017. Continue reading
The Institute provides hands-on leadership, communications, and policy advocacy training to a select group of Wisconsin women every year. It is a program of the Wisconsin Women’s Network, a nonpartisan, nonprofit membership organization dedicated to advancing the status of women and girls in Wisconsin through communication, education, advocacy, and connections. Continue reading
The SSDC is seeking interns for Fall 2016 to work on campaigns.
They are looking for highly motivated, progressive individuals who can commit to working a minimum of 10 hours per week in their Madison campaign office. Interns will be exposed to many aspects of fundraising, including donor research, planning and staffing events, campaign finance, and database management. Intern responsibilities will increase over time. Continue reading