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Category: Washington D.C.

Congressional Internship: Office of Rep. Rick Larsen (D‑WA‑02)

Summer Congressional Internship Alert!

Office of Rep. Rick Larsen (D‑WA‑02)

The Office of Rep. Rick Larsen (D‑WA‑02) is seeking to hire an intern in the Washington, DC office for the spring. Candidates should have an interest in and knowledge of the legislative process and American political system, possess excellent communication and writing skills, and be able to work independently.

Interns play an important role in the congressional office, and perform tasks that make the legislative process work.  They will be responsible for projects such as researching and writing memos, assisting legislative staff in committee hearings, and fielding constituent phone calls and other requests.  Other duties include leading Capitol tours and providing staff with general office support. During their term, interns are encouraged to attend briefings and committee hearings of personal interest.

Those with ties to Washington State or the 2nd Congressional District are strongly encouraged to apply. While the internship is unpaid, we are happy to work with schools that offer students academic credit for the internship.

If you would like to be considered for an internship, please email your resume, cover letter, and two references to Cara Sullivan at cara.sullivan@mail.house.gov.

The application deadline is April 15

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Congressional Internship in Washington, D.C.

SPRING 2013

WASHINGTON D.C.

INTERN FOR U.S. CONGRESSMAN, RICK LARSEN

OPTION FOR ACADEMIC CREDIT

The Office of Representative Rick Larsen (D‑WA‑02) is seeking to hire an intern in the Washington, DC office for the spring. Candidates should have an interest in and knowledge of the legislative process and American political system, possess excellent communication and writing skills, and be able to work independently.

Interns play an important role in the congressional office, and perform tasks that make the legislative process work.  They will be responsible for projects such as researching and writing memos, assisting legislative staff in committee hearings, and fielding constituent phone calls and other requests.  Other duties include leading Capitol tours and providing staff with general office support. During their term, interns are encouraged to attend briefings and committee hearings of personal interest.

Those with ties to Washington State or the 2nd Congressional District are strongly encouraged to apply. While the internship is unpaid, we are happy to work with schools that offer students academic credit for the internship.

If you would like to be considered for an internship, please email your resume, cover letter, and two references to Cara Sullivan at cara.sullivan@mail.house.gov.

Please feel free to contact me via e-mail or at 202-225-2605 should you have any questions or if I can be of further assistance.

 

Thank you,

 

Cara Sullivan

Staff Assistant

U.S. Congressman Rick Larsen (WA-02)

2113 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-2605

 

Internship Alert! Opportunities for Arts & Science Majors!

Great INTERNSHIP Opportunities for Arts & Science Majors!

The Smithsonian Institution and the Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research at the University of Michigan are both looking for summer undergraduate interns from around the country.  Check these out!!

Paid Summer Internship in Quantitative Social Science Research at the University of Michigan:
ICPSR at University of Michigan: Summer Research Program

Internships at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.:
Smithsonian: Development Internship
Smithsonian: Discovery Theater Administrative/Management Internship

These opportunities were found through Urban Employ

White House Summer Internships Application Now Open!

Summer 2013 White House Internship Program Application Now Open!

Application Deadline: January 27, 2013

 

Hey Zags! Click each photo for more on the incredible things White House Interns are seeing, doing and learning.

Dear Zags,

If you’ve demonstrated a strong commitment to public service, we want to encourage you to apply for a White House Internship. The application for the Summer 2013 program is now open.

White House Interns dedicate their time, talents, energy, and service to better the White House, the community, and the nation. They become a part of the White House team, and the assignments given to an intern on any given day could include conducting research, managing incoming inquiries, attending meetings, writing memos, and staffing events. They also participate in a weekly speaker series with senior staff members and small group meetings exploring different policy aspects of the Executive Office of the President through speakers, discussion, off-site field trips, and service projects.

Please visit www.whitehouse.gov/internships for more information about the program, the application process, a timeline with deadlines, and the departments that participate in the program.  A complete application includes: short answers, two essay questions, a one-page resume, and two letters of recommendation. The deadline to apply for the spring program is January 27, 2013.

Don’t wait – apply today.

Internship Alert! FBI Summer Internships

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) requested our office to promote their Volunteer Summer Internship Program at Gonzaga!

Volunteer Internship Program

The 2013 Volunteer Internship Application is open October 1, 2012 through October 22, 2012. The application link is available on www.fbijobs.gov/VolunteerInternshipProgram. The 2013 FBI Volunteer Internship program dates are June 3, 2013 – August 9, 2013.

 

Each summer, a special group of outstanding undergraduate and graduate students are selected to participate in the FBI Volunteer Internship Program (VIP).  FBI interns will get an “insider’s view” of FBI operations and will have the opportunity to explore the many career options available within the FBI.  Interns gain professional experience that is unique, valuable, and marketable, across both the public and private sectors.  Positions for this 10-week unpaid internship are available in Field Offices across the country, including the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area.  The 2013 VIP program will be implemented from

June 3, 2013 through August 9, 2013.

 

Successful interns with the necessary grade point average, academic disciplines, experiences, and diverse backgrounds aligned with the FBI’s long-range personnel needs to include, but not limited to:

  • Engineering, Information Technology, Physical Science, Foreign Languages, Business, International Relations, Communications, Human Resources, Accounting/Finance, Law, and Behavioral Science

One of the FBI’s priorities is to hire individuals with Computer Science and Cyber backgrounds.  Since this is one of the FBI’s main focuses at this time, the FBI is looking for individuals who possess any of the following academic backgrounds related to the Computer Science/Cyber fields:

  • Academic Degrees: Computer Forensics, Computer Science, Information Security, Digital Investigative Management, Network and Communications Management, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering Information Systems, or Information Technology
  • Certifications:  Certifications from national associations or vendors such as Cisco, Microsoft, GIAC, EC-Council, ISACA, INFOSEC, CompTIA, Apple, ICSA focusing on networks or network security

Benefits:

  • Work side-by-side with Special Agents and Professional Staff personnel on important cases and management issues
  • Obtain a Top Secret Security Clearance
  • At the end of the summer, students may be offered the opportunity to continue the internship throughout the school year at an office nearest to their school

Qualifications:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be enrolled full-time in a college or university which is accredited through a regional or national institutional association which is recognized by the United States Secretary of Education
  • Must be a Junior, Senior or graduate student (anyone graduating before June 2013 is ineligible)
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale, and be in good standing with their academic institution
  • Must be able to meet all FBI employment requirements, to include successful completion of an FBI Background investigation, in order to receive a Top Secret Security Clearance

Disqualifiers (Drug Policy)

You can easily determine whether you meet the FBI’s illegal drug policy by answering the following questions:

  • Have you used marijuana at all within the last three years?
  • Have you used any other illegal drug (including anabolic steroids after February 27, 1991) at all in the past 10 years?
  • Have you ever sold, distributed, manufactured, or transported any illegal drug?
  • Have you ever used any prescription drug or used a legally obtained substance in a manner for which it was not intended with three years (36 months) preceding the date of the preliminary application for employment?

 

If you answered Yes to any of these questions, you are not eligible for employment or an internship with the FBI at this time.

Last Minute Internships!

Last Minute Internships

Urban Employ is here to help with the last minute internship search. Check out these new opportunities:

White House Internships! Apply Now Deadline is April 1st!

Greetings from the White House Internship Program,

We are excited to inform you that the White House Internship Program’s Fall 2012 application is now open. The application deadline is April 1. Please remind your students that it is not too late to begin an application for this unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills.The White House Internship Program is a hands-on program designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office and prepare them for future public service opportunities.
Thank you for your time, and please forward this information and the attached flyer to others who might be interested in applying.

Sincerely,
White House Internship Program

Apply before 4/1/12  www.whitehouse.gov/internships

Questions or concerns? Email: intern_application@whitehouse.gov

Networking & Happy Hour in DC

Gonzaga U. Alumni DC Chapter Summer Charity Happy Hour at Sutra Lounge & Savour Restaurant!

Please join Gonzaga Alumni, current Zags, and friends for a Happy Hour to support Community of Hope.

When: Thursday June 23rd, 2011, 6:00 pm to Late

Where: Sutra Lounge & Savour Restaurant in Adams Morgan

2406 18th Street NW, Washington DC 20009

202-299-1113

www.SutraLoungeAdamsMorgan.com

 

Why: Don’t miss out on this chance to meet new Zags, reconnect with fellow Alumni, and support a great cause.  You can help make this event a success by spreading the word widely throughout your area networks, including your friends, family, work, church, service, and social organizations.

Music, food and drink specials will be featured!

 

About Community of Hope: Community of Hope works to improve the health and quality of life for low-income, homeless, and underserved families and individuals in the District of Columbia by providing healthcare, housing with supportive services, educational opportunities, and spiritual support. The vision: that all families in Washington DC are healthy, stably housed, well educated, and financially secure. The key: to serve with compassion, integrity, and respect.  Learn more on our website: www.communityofhopedc.org
Questions? Contact Christelle Gorman at Christelle.gorman@gmail.com.

 

Recent Grad looking for Employment with a Stable Employer?

Are you tired of hearing of one company after another going bankrupt or having difficulties in this tough economy?  Consider working for one company that has been around for quite some time: the Federal Government.    The benefits are there as well as the demand for young and fresh employees.   Some estimates put that the Federal Government will be retiring nearly 500,000 baby boomers over the course of the next ten years so the need to fill roles now is paramount.

Here is one Federal opportunity design specifically for recent graduates:

Public Service Fellows Program

The Partnership for Public Service is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to revitalize our federal government by inspiring a new generation to serve and by transforming the way government works.

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The Public Service Fellows Program is structured to enable each Fellow to significantly contribute to the Partnership’s work while gaining valuable experience.F ellows are assigned to one of the Partnerships teams based on their skill and interest match. During their tenure, fellows are fully integrated within the teams projects and meetings. Fellows may also be asked to lend support on projects for other teams, as needed, and to occasionally assist with administrative duties, such as mailings, greeting visitors, and directing phone calls.

Departments/Areas accepting fellows fo Fall 2009 are as follows:

  • Business Development/Fundraising
  • Communications
  • Education & Outreach
  • Government Affairs
  • Nonprofit Management/Accounting
  • Government Transformation
  • Research

QUALIFICATIONS:  Strong commitment to public service issues Desire to learn about issues affecting the federal government. Desire and ability to interact with other organizations including those in the non-profit, academic, private, media, and governmental sectors. Excellent writing and analytical skills. Good presentation skills. Ability to work well in a fast-paced ever-changing environment and to work on multiple assignments in a given time frame. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work as a member of a tea.  Current student or recent graduate of an undergraduate or graduate program. Proficiency in web-based research and Microsoft Office programs.

For full description of specific department, check out the posting on ZagTrax.net with ID#: 3155.