2018 Summer Research Program in Turkey

My name is Caysie Myers and I am a program officer at Turkish Heritage Organization, a non-profit for U.S.-Turkey relations in Washington D.C. We have established a new, short-term research program to Turkey. This program is aimed towards students and young scholars from various academic backgrounds that wish to learn and conduct research on the humanitarian crisis and refugee response in Turkey. A full description of the program is available on our website, along with the application form (https://www.turkheritage.org/en/tho-summer-research-program-in-turkey).
I would like to extend this opportunity to the students of the University of Wisconsin, especially those within the Department of Political ScienceAttached is a promotional flyer for distribution, which includes the link to the website and my contact information. 
I would like to note that this program is all expense paid by THO – all qualified individuals interested in the program are encouraged to apply, regardless of economic background. Applications are due on March 19. 


Internship opportunities at the European Parliament in Washington and Brussels

The European Parliament Liaison Office with the US Congress (EPLO) is pleased to announce the launch of its next round of internships aimed at US graduates.Around four interns will be accepted in our Washington DC office from May 1st-July 31st, 2018, with an option to extend the internship for a further two months in the fall at our headquarters in Brussels. We require a CV in Europass format, a personal statement and two letters of recommendation directly sent by faculty members. The deadline to apply is March 15th.
Our internship represents a unique opportunity for students and young professionals with an interest in transatlantic policy. I would be very grateful if you could pass this information on to your relevant student and alumni networks.
Further details are available on our website:


Breaking into Careers & Internships in Politics and Policy

From 12-1pm we will host a Coffee Chat (an informal discussion with a topic) with Marie Koko from SuccessWorks & David Wright-Racette from theLaFollette School of Public Affairs about Breaking into Careers & Internships in Politics and Policy.  Are you curious about interning at the capitol here or in Washington DC?  Have you heard the term “think tank” are really unclear about what that is or what one does there?  Have you said to someone “I want to work in policy!” but not been able to articulate exactly what that means or where you might do that?  If so, JOIN US! This is an informal chat (no power point!) and you are welcome to bring your lunch.

Democracy Summer Fellowship Application Open

THE DEMOCRACY SUMMER FELLOWSHIP immerses college and high school students in the history of progressive change, trains them in the skills and  issues critical to grass roots organizing, and deploys them in key Congressional campaigns on behalf of Democratic candidates to win back the House and reclaim progressive leadership at every level of government.

Democracy Summer is a formalized political fellowship experience with a comprehensive structure and a beginning, middle and end, including a graduation certificate ceremony.  But the relationships participants form are are deep and enduring.

While benefiting from the students’ idealism and energy, the program invests in their intellectual growth and the development of their political skills.  

Democracy Summer consists of an interactive curriculum on public policy issues and the history of progressive Democratic politics; daily guest speakers on policy issues and practical political campaign organizing and strategy; structured campaign organizing projects and deployments; and a mix of popular social and political events.  Fellows are not paid but they receive a first-class political education, grow a network of friends and compatriots, can request recommendation letters for college or graduate school upon completion and get a free lunch most days of the week (and sometimes dinner!).  Scholarships are made available for young people who would not otherwise be able to participate. 

Democracy Summer 2018 will operate in at least six geographic centers (DC/MD/VA; Philadelphia suburbs; New Jersey; Charlottesville, VA; Des Moines IA;Twin Cities, MN and Wisconsin). Each center will run two consecutive six-week sessions, with 30-40 Fellows in each session. Fellows choose one session. Fellows are in programming and/or deployed a total of approximately 35 hours per week.

Fellows will receive practical training in all of the key skills of political organizing and democratic campaigning. They will participate in readings and discussions with leading policy experts, progressive leaders, and organizers. Each six-week session will explore a range of issue areas, such as climate change, reproductive freedom, tax policy, immigration and refugee policy, redistricting and gerrymandering, and voting rights and the spread of voter suppression tactics.  Fellows will devote at least 50% of a 35 hour work week to direct electoral work including but not limited to phone-banking, canvasing, donor research and campaign research.

Sound exciting?  The political experience you’ve been looking for? APPLY NOW!

For more information visit www.democracysummerpac.org  or email us at info@democracysummerpac.org

Internship Opportunity in DC

Applications for the 2018 Summer Internship at CSIS | Center for Strategic & International Studies Korea Chair are now open.
CSIS Korea Chair is looking for applicants with a genuine interest in policy-research on current affairs of the Korean Peninsula, exceptional writing skills, attention to detail, and a high level of professionalism. Some of the essential tasks include research, writing, event planning, logistical and administrative support, and social media outreach. As an intern, you will also be able to contribute to Beyond Parallel, an analytical project focused on addressing, clarifying, and expanding on issues regarding Korean unification. More information about this project can be found at https://beyondparallel.csis.org/
If you have any questions about the internship program, please contact Andy Lim at alim@csis.org
Deadline: Thursday, March 1, 2018

Writing Center Workshops

As we enter midterms, I wanted to let you know about some of our upcoming workshops, many of which were developed with first- and second-year students in mind. We cover everything from in-class essays and research papers to lab reports and research posters—and we even provide dedicated, supported time to write. It’s easy to find out more about each workshop by visiting writing.wisc.edu

Tuesday, February 27, 4:00-5:15
Wednesday, February 28, 4:00-5:15
Tuesday, March 6, 3:30-4:45pm
Wednesday, March 7, 4:00-5:30
Wednesday, March 7, 3:00-7:00 (Ebling)
Tuesday, March 13, 5:00-6:30pm
Tuesday, March 13, 4:30-5:45
Saturday, March 17, 9:00-1:00 (Helen C. White)
Wednesday, March 21, 4:30-5:45
Additionally, we have two workshops upcoming for instructors, too!
Friday, March 2, 1:30-3:00
Thursday, March 6, 3:30-5:00

Group for Students on the Autism Spectrum

as we are

McBurney Disability Resource Center is proud to work with folks at the Waisman Center to offer a weekly group for UW students on the autism spectrum.  If a student with whom you work discloses being on the autism spectrum, please do share the information below with them.

The group is called AS WE ARE, which stands for Autism Spectrum Well-being, Education, Aspiration, and Relationship Empowerment. It is a group for students on the autism spectrum, started by someone on the spectrum, and driven by student-input. The goal of the group is to offer a chance for students on the autism spectrum to connect with others on the spectrum to discuss strengths, successes, personal knowledge, and share hopes, frustrations, questions, and strategies with each other. By having an open discussion on topics selected by group members, the group hopes to offer a chance for empowerment, community, and recognition as a complete person. One person on the spectrum, as well as one neurotypical person facilitates the group.


The group will be held every Thursday of the semester from 5-6:15 PM at 702 W. Johnson Street. There is  also a component of the group on Facebook. Students can join the group by sharing their Facebook profile name with at as.we.are@studentlife.wisc.edu. Students can also direct further questions about the group to that email as well. 


International Scholarships Workshop

Learn about Boren Awards, FLAS Fellowships, Fulbright Scholarships, Schwarzman, and more awards for foreign language or international study programs at this workshop on Tuesday, November 14th from 12:00-1:00PM in 1418 Van Hise Hall.

This workshop will be facilitated by the Office of Undergraduate Academic Awards, the Institute for Regional and International Studies Awards Office, and International Academic Programs. Staff from each unit will share information about a variety of campus-wide and nationally competitive scholarships with a focus on awards for foreign language or international studies.

Pizza will be served!