Monday, April 23, 2018

Dr. Kim Schrier’s Campaign for Congress Internship Opportunity

Dear Professor, 

My name is Shanley Miller. I am a Field Organizer for Dr. Kim Schrier's Congressional campaign for the 8th District in Washington State. We are looking to hire interns and fellows this campaign season. This is going to be a really exciting race and an opportunity for students to gain experience working on a nationally watched Congressional race. 
Attached is the intern description. I am more than willing to answer any questions from you or your students. 

Either email me at or we can schedule a call. 
Field Organizer
Dr. Kim Schrier for Congress
(425) 753-7007

LOCATION: Issaquah
Title: Campaign Intern
To Apply: Send Resume to

Interns will be on the front lines of working with volunteers and voters in support of the Dr. Kim Schrier’s campaign for Congress. Interns will learn the ins and outs of supporting a nationally watched congressional race. Interns will take part in traditional methods of voter contact such as phone calls, door knocking. They will gain valuable experience in volunteer management, training, and recruitment, as well as learning basics of campaign management software.

·Manage databases of registered voters and campaign volunteers. 
· Engage in regular field trainings for first-time campaign volunteers.

·     Support the general campaign effort by participating directly in the execution of our voter contact strategy, which may include door-to-door communication, phone calls, voter registration, tabling, and visibility. 

·     Support the field program, including data management, volunteer recruitment and retention, and administrative duties. 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Want to Work at the State Department with a Former Logger?

Xandra Scott, a P&G major who graduated in 2013 and is currently a Junior Program Officer herself at the US Department of State, let me know that there is an opening for a Junior Program Officer in the Department of State to serve as a Recruitment and Public Affairs Specialist in the Office of Academic Exchanges of the Office of Academic Programs.

From the job posting:

This office conducts academic exchange programs working with universities, colleges, schools, bi-national centers, Fulbright commissions, government agencies, nongovernmental organizations and the private sector to foster bilateral relationships and promote the principles of international partnership and mutual understanding by seeking out individuals of achievement and potential who represent the full diversity of their respective societies through open, merit-based competitions.

The person in this job will perform a wide range of services necessary to enable greater outreach and interaction with ECA/A/E’s numerous and varied program applicants, constituencies, stakeholders and the general public. These services include supporting ECA’s goal to have its websites, social media platforms, and other communications tools serve as a vehicle to increase cooperation, efficiency, and effectiveness in international educational, cultural, and training exchange programs. 

Specific duties will include editorial, database, administrative and public outreach tasks, such as oversight of internal and external communications products and platforms, responding to public inquiries, working with ECA’s press team on media notes and other media engagement projects, compiling and creating statistics, infographics and data visualizations, managing a travel and outreach calendar, and presenting on ECA/A/E programs at meetings and conferences.

See the full posting here for more details, including qualifications and instructions on how to apply.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Your Voice Can Make a Difference Brown Bag 04/23

Congressional Internship Opportunity for Congressman Denny Heck

Congressional Internship Opportunity in Congressman Denny Heck’s Thurston and Mason County District Office 
Lacey, WA

Congressman Heck Currently Seeking Applicants for Congressional Internship Positions:
Candidates should have an interest in the legislative process and civic service, possess excellent 
writing and communication skills, and work well as part of a team.

About the Internship:
An internship in my office provides a great opportunity for students to learn first-hand how our government works. Interns learn about the legislative process, as well as the operations of a Congressional office.

Internship opportunities are offered throughout the fall, winter, spring and summer. Although all internships are unpaid, students gain invaluable work experience. Additionally, my office is happy to assist interns who qualify for academic credit. The hours are flexible to accommodate personal schedules.

Interns may perform a variety of duties including: general office work such as answering phones, greeting constituents and visitors and writing letters. Interns may also be assigned to assist constituents on personal matters involving federal agencies (case work) or to work on District- based projects.

Applicants must submit an internship application packet, letter of interest and resume to the following address via regular mail or email to:

Congressman Denny Heck
Attn: Holly Coe
420 College Street SE, Suite #3000 Lacey, WA 98403

Or Email:

To obtain an internship application packet or for further information, please contact the Internship Coordinator, Holly Coe by phone at (360) 459-8514 or by email at

Monday, April 09, 2018

Summer Opportunities: NARAL Pro-Choice Washington

From: Lillian Lanier []
Sent: Friday, April 6, 2018 12:01 PM
To: Robin Jacobson <>
Subject: NARAL Pro-Choice Washington - Connecting with UPS Students

Hi Professor Jacobson, 

My name is Lillian and I am the Field Organizer at NARAL Pro-Choice Washington. NARAL is excited about the opportunity to connect with current UPS students, particularly those interested in politics and reproductive rights. Madison Grossan, my coworker and, UPS alum suggested that you would be a great person to contact. 

I wanted to share with you the description of NARAL's organizing and campaigns fellowship program in case there are students you know of who might be interested. I have also shared this with the Career Office, but as someone who works directly with students and knows what individuals might be looking for, wanted to share this with you directly.

Likewise, if there are ways that NARAL can support students within the program looking to learn more or connect with state-level advocacy organizations, please let me know! We're excited to be in touch.


Friday, April 06, 2018

Amnesty International Job Opportunity!

This is from Meggie Weiler, a P&G alum now working in DC. Contact Professor Sousa for Meggie's contact information if you are interested. 

I hope that all is well with you. I am reaching out because a colleague of mine from Senator Murray's office now works at Amnesty International and is looking to hire an entry-level Government Relations Administrative Associate. He is looking for someone who is a strong writer, personable, and has an interest in refugee issues. I work closely with his team in my professional capacity and can say with confidence that it would be an amazing opportunity for a graduating student.

If any interested students have questions about government relations team at Amnesty or the associate position, feel free to give them my contact information.

It would be great to see this go to a fellow Logger!

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

CICE "State of the City" 04/11

I am reaching out on behalf of the CICE to let you all know about an upcoming event we are putting on. Mayor Victoria Woodards is giving a "State of the City" speech on April 11th, and we are hosting a viewing party and following discussion in the Rotunda. The live stream begins at 6:00 PM, and we should be done with the following discussion by 8:00 PM. Would you be willing to let your students know about this event and pass on our poster? We would really love to have students engaged in city politics!

Kathryn Hart
University of Puget Sound | 2018
International Political Economy | Business | Spanish | (541) 231-8282

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

AfterCollege Scholarships 03/31

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Another Logger Makes Good!

Abigail Robbins ’14 reports that she has been admitted to the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California, where she will enjoy support from a Dean’s Merit Scholarship.  Congratulations, Abby!

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Hartwig Memorial Internship Award 3/26

Frederick Hartwig Memorial Internship Award

 Washington, DC  

“The combination of experiential knowledge and classroom knowledge gave me a more complete picture and deeper connection to American politics. It inspired my political curiosity and certainly made me a better student and more thoughtful citizen.”  – Leslie, Vassar College — 2008 Hartwig Award winner

“Thank you so much for recognizing the value of this internship and helping make it financially feasible.  [It] helped me complete the best internship I’ve had so far in terms of educational value, career and academic studies relevance, and overall substantive, interesting work.” – Leah, Middlebury College — 2012 Hartwig Award winner

“I have had an incredible summer exploring D.C., studying foreign policy in the place where it is made, and working with amazing students passionate about politics and global issues.” – Alexandra, Davidson College — 2016 Hartwig Award winner

This special internship award was established to honor the memory of Paul Frederick Hartwig, Ph.D. (1941-1997), former Union College professor of political science and public opinion analyst at Hart Research.  Fred Hartwig believed that it was very important for young Americans to be introduced to the nation's capital, the seat of the federal government and democracy.  He believed that seeing and being a part of what goes on in Washington would enhance young people's appreciation for government, engage them in America's ongoing public conversations and debates, and result in their becoming more informed and involved citizens and leaders.

The Internship Award will be based on entries in an essay contest open to any full-time undergraduate student, regardless of academic major, attending a selected liberal arts college or university in the United States. 

The Hartwig Intern will receive a cash prize of $1,500.  The award will be given irrespective of whether the internship is a paid or unpaid position.

The winner is responsible for finding and securing his or her own internship for the summer of 2018 at an institution in the greater Washington, DC, metropolitan area.  Although the internship may be undertaken in any of a number fields of endeavor, it must be of an appropriately serious nature to provide the kind of experience that students would be unlikely to find outside of the Washington area.

Students are strongly encouraged to seek guidance on their internship search from a professor or career services faculty member at their school.  Examples of possible placements include working in the office of a member of Congress; doing research or other work for a public policy institute; assisting the efforts of a nonprofit public interest group; or working for a political or public relations consulting group.  The duration of the internship and the specific assignments it comprises will be determined by the individual and the organization for which he or she will work.  On completion of the internship, the student will be expected to prepare a brief written report for the internship award selection committee about what he or she learned from the experience.

Competition Rules

To enter, students should write an essay of 500 to 1,000 words (maximum) describing why an internship in Washington, DC, would contribute to their academic development and how it will have an impact on them personally or with regard to the careers they are considering.

Essays must be typewritten and the applicant’s full name, college, and academic major should appear at the top of each page.  The essay must be accompanied by a completed application form (see next page).  Application packages must be postmarked or emailed (as a Microsoft Word attachment) on or before March 26, 2018, and should be sent to:

David Drembus
Hart Research Associates
1724 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20009
Attn: Hartwig Award

- or -

One winner and two runners up will be selected by the internship committee.  In the event that the winner is unable to undertake his or her internship, the first or second runner up will be eligible to receive the award (provided that he or she has secured an internship).  The winning applicant and the runners up will be notified on or before April 20, 2018.

Questions regarding the essay competition may be directed to David Drembus (  Please note that we do not provide assistance in the search for an internship position.

Best of luck!