Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy Essay Competition

The Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy is holding its annual essay competition. The topic of the essay is the following: “Should the Citizenship Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution—which states that ‘All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside’—be repealed or modified to restrict more precisely the definition of who may claim citizenship?” Essays should be 1,000 words in length, and are due by March 30. Further information about the competition can be found here.

Writing Fellow Opportunity

Writing Fellows are undergraduate students who support a small group of students in their writing, give feedback, and conduct one-to-one conferences. Fellows receive a scholarship every semester. They also get the chance to do original research and receive professional development in writing across the curriculum. The Program welcomes applicants from all majors, diverse backgrounds, and all intersecting identities.

I have also attached a poster with upcoming information session dates and the application deadline. You can find more information on our program website.

2018 Summer Honors Program

There is only one month left to apply for the Summer Honors Program, a public policy and leadership development program offered by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) in Washington, DC. The AEI is a series of educational and professional development opportunities for top undergraduate students. The deadline to apply is March 5th, 2018. Click here to apply and for more information.

Apply for Manila, Philippines, Fact-Finding Trip October 2018

Carnegie Council’s Asia Dialogues program will lead a one-week fact finding trip (site visit) to Manila, Philippines, during the week of October 22, 2018. The purpose of the trip will be to conduct dialogues with experts and practitioners to explore current issues relating to climate change in Philippine politics and society. Topics of conversation may include: rising sea levels, disaster response, human rights, migration, community resilience, urban planning, civil rights, gender equality, energy policy, and climate change mitigation and adaptation. For more information about the trip and application process click here. The deadline to apply is March 16, 2018. 


FLAS Awards for Study of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean

CEAS will be applying for both NRC (National Resource Center, “Title VI”) and FLAS (Foreign Language & Area Studies) funding from the U.S. Department of Education for the 2018-19 academic year.  Therefore, we are accepting applications for FLAS awards to study Chinese, Japanese and Korean in the next academic year. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the United States. Undergraduate academic year awards cover up to $10,000 tuition/fees and include a $5,000 stipend. Graduate academic year awards cover full tuition/fees and include a $15,000 stipend. Applicants submit a letter of application; transcripts; GRE scores; a statement (detailing academic plans, career goals, previous language training, and need for further EA language training); a language evaluation  and two letters of recommendation. All qualified undergraduate and graduate students studying East Asian languages are encouraged to apply. The application process is accomplished entirely on-line.


Undergraduate Career Discussion

Are you interested in pursuing a career in journalism? Do you enjoy writing? Are you interested in politics? Do you hope to study abroad? Intern abroad? Work abroad? If so, please attend an upcoming informal “Undergraduate Career Discussion” with Owen Ullmann. Mr. Ullmann is the Managing Editor of World News for USA Today and has won two awards from the White House Correspondents’ Association for his coverage of President Reagan. The Discussion is on Thursday, February 8th, 2018 in 336 Ingraham Hall, from 12-1 p.m. 

International Internship Program (IIP) Opportunities

There are exciting available internship opportunities abroad for Political Science students this summer and fall. Applications are due February 18th, other deadlines may vary. If there is no internship that fits your liking, you can propose your own internship for credit or apply for funding. For more information stop by the IIP table at the Kohl Center Career Fair on Tuesday, February 6th, the website, or go to the events or advising.