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Paid Journalism Internships! and Summer Seminars: Ethics, PoliSci, Econ, Humane Studies

Attention! Gonzaga students interested in Summer Seminars and Paid Journalism Internships!

Check out the programs offered through IHS

the Institute for Humane Studies 

How can students make the most of the summer?

Summer is the most exciting season at the Institute for Humane Studies. We’re gearing up to help students capitalize on time away from school this summer through week-long seminars, personal connections to professionals and professors, and paid internship opportunities.

Summer Seminars on the Ideas of Liberty

Application Deadline, March 31st:
You have two weeks left to apply for Summer Seminars offered by the Institute for Humane Studies. In a seminar week, you will delve into the ideas of liberty with a group of intellectually curious people from all over the world. You can also expect ample time to get acquainted with fellow students, and talk informally with the faculty lecturers. You might be amazed how much you can learn from one week of challenging discussion.

To give you a taste, here are a few topics you might encounter:

“Politics without Romance: Public Choice Economics”

“Aristotle and Adam Smith on Freedom, Virtue, & the Good Life”

“Material Inequality”

“World Poverty and International Justice”

  • Be sure to apply by the March 31st deadline!

Paid Journalism Internships

Application Deadline July 1st:
Considering becoming a journalist?  If so, turn an investigative eye toward the IHS Journalism Internship Program. The application for paid fall internships in broadcast, print, and investigative journalism is now open! Learn more:

Institute for Humane Studies – 3351 Fairfax Drive, MSN 1C5 – Arlington, VA 22201-4432

Internships with the US Dept of Energy

U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science


Are you interested in performing important work in a challenging environment? If you are, the Office of Science is involved in a variety of sciences, science education, and funding of science research.

We are the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, providing more than 40 percent of total funding for this vital area of national importance. We oversee and are the principal federal funding agency for our Nation’s research programs in high-energy physics, nuclear physics, and fusion energy sciences.

If this sounds interesting to you, we encourage you to apply for both summer and student internship opportunities with the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science if you are at least 16 years of age, a US citizen and in high school or college. We have many locations across the United States where you would be part of the Career Pathways Internship Program from mid-May 2013 through September 30, 2013, with the opportunity to work part time throughout the year as well.


  • Major Duties: You will have an opportunity to work in areas related to your personal interests or fields of study under the supervision of scientists and other professionals within the agency.
  • Qualifications: You must be attending and/or enrolled to attend as a diploma/degree-seeking student taking at least half-time academic, technical, or vocational course-load in an accredited high school, technical, vocational, 2 or 4 year college or university, graduate, or professional school.
  • Benefits: Benefits include flexible work schedules, holidays and sick leave.
  • Open Application Period: March 13, 2013 – March 19, 2013
  • How to apply: Please apply online at for the specific vacancies listed below. You must also submit a resume, unofficial transcript, and a document from your school stating you are attending and/or enrolled to attend as a diploma/degree-seeking student. The following links will be available during open application period dates only.


Summer Internship Positions

DOE13-SC-ITRN-001 (General) DOE13-SC-ITRN-004 (General)
DOE13-SC-ITRN-001 (Human Resources) DOE13-SC-ITRN-004 (Human Resources)
DOE13-SC-ITRN-001 (Administrative/Office Support) DOE13-SC-ITRN-004 (Administrative/Office Support)
DOE13-SC-ITRN-001 (Information Technology Mgmt) DOE13-SC-ITRN-004 (Information Technology Mgmt)
DOE13-SC-ITRN-002 (Biological Sciences) DOE13-SC-ITRN-005 (Biological Sciences)
DOE13-SC-ITRN-002 (Physical Science) DOE13-SC-ITRN-005 (Physical Science)
DOE13-SC-ITRN-002 (Mathematics and Statistics) DOE13-SC-ITRN-005 (Mathematics and Statistics)
DOE13-SC-ITRN-002 (Engineering) DOE13-SC-ITRN-005 (Engineering)
DOE13-SC-ITRN-003 (Financial Management) DOE13-SC-ITRN-006 (Financial Management)
DOE13-SC-ITRN-003 (Legal) DOE13-SC-ITRN-006 (Legal)
DOE13-SC-ITRN-003 (Business/Industry) DOE13-SC-ITRN-006 (Business/Industry)
DOE13-SC-ITRN-003 (Copyright and Patent) DOE13-SC-ITRN-006 (Copyright and Patent)

If you have any questions, please contact Donell Dube ( | 865-576-2803.

Internship Alert! Mechanical Engineering

Hey Zags! Here is an excellent summer internship for Mechanical Engineering Students! This a high quality internship with  good pay and housing in Salt Lake City, UT.  The interns will get to work with a GU alumnus and GAMP mentor!  This is a great opportunity for GU students to see the inner workings of a Department of Defense contractor.

Intern, Mechanical Engineering – 040770 

Job Description

L-3 Communications is seeking an engineering student to fill an Intern position for the Mechanical Design Engineering group to assist with technical tasks associated with Department of Defense (DoD) programs. The Intern position provides an opportunity for students currently pursuing a mechanical engineering degree to get hands-on experience working with engineers in a cutting edge electro-mechanical hardware environment. Mechanical design is focused on packaging electronic equipment into a variety of military platforms with  very challenging environments.  Design concerns include thermal, structural, vibration, humidity and reduced size, weight and power.  The student engineer will be called upon to support a variety of hardware engineering activities in this fast-paced multidisciplinary engineering environment.


Mechanical engineers at L-3 are involved in the entire design process, from bid & proposal, through design, manufacture, to product support.  The Intern will be assigned to support one of many design engineering teams of 6 to 8 people.  They will receive a variety of tasks in support of the team and will learn from other team members through formal and informal interactions.  The Intern will also be assigned a mentor to provide guidance and to answer questions.  Typical Intern activities may include, but are not limited to:


  • Product research and development
  • Trade studies
  • Thermal/structural/tolerance analyses
  • Test development and support
  • Technical presentations and peer reviews
  • Manufacturing documentation
  • Product build support
  • Test fixture design
  • Department software and hardware tool development


Intern positions start at the end of the student’s Spring semester and, depending on performance and/or job availability, continues until the start of the student’s Fall semester.


  • The Intern engineer is required to work a minimum of 40 hours per week.
  • Due to the nature of our work this position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.
  • This position requires the successful candidate to be a student currently enrolled in an accredited program leading to a degree in mechanical engineering.
  • Candidate must be at least a Junior in college with a minimum GPA of 3.0.


Apply online to this position.


We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks.


Paid Summer Internship Alert! (Human Resources/Spokane)

Humanix (Spokane Valley, WA) has a Human Resources Internship opening!

Internship Title: Recruiter Intern




providing applicants with a positive employment and/or placement opportunity in the staffing industry; sourcing, recruiting, interviewing, screening and hiring qualified candidates.



responding to applicant inquiries, sourcing, recruiting and interviewing candidates to determine eligibility for employment and/or placement with Humanix in order to meet our client needs; participating in job fairs and other recruiting efforts.



maintaining selection standards; analyzing reference standards, hiring qualified candidates for assignments to the clients.



answering questions, communicating with employees to check on job matches, availability, and the ability to complete work assignments.



maintaining records of  employees; documenting interviews, conducting references by phone, fax, and email.



participating and contributing to the decision making process in formal and informal staff meetings; informing team members of important interactions with candidates and employees.



learning, studying, and knowing how to comply with employment laws.



A current student studying human resources or recent graduate seeking human resource experience.  Prior customer service experience is a plus.

Identified candidate strengths for the position are the ability to multi-task, thrive in an environment that handles multiple deadlines simultaneously, detailed and strong organizational skills, strong ability to build rapport with candidates and employees, and desire for a team-working environment to accomplish team and company goals.



Search for position in or contact the Career Center & GAMP office at:



Crosby Student Center, Room #211


PAID Summer Internship in Portland!

TriMet seeks an intern to assist in: preparing a five-year service plan, evaluating alternative service delivery methods, and analyzing cost and ridership potential of service improvements.

Location: Portland, OR
Work Hours: 40 hours per week
Duration: 12 weeks
Start Date: June 2012
Pay: $15.00/hour
Apply by: May 25, 2012

Essential Functions: Utilizes tools such as Excel, Access and ArcView to analyze and display service and ridership statistics. Prepares memos and reports based on research and analysis. Conducts self in an appropriate manner as a representative of TriMet, working effectively in a diverse work environment. Collects information from other transit systems, governments and service providers and summarizes in written reports and presentations. Compiles primary and secondary data and descriptive information into spreadsheets, databases, GIS, and other reports.

Qualifications: Current undergraduate or graduate student in urban and regional planning, geography, economics, urban studies, civil/transportation engineering or related field. Experience with statistics, GIS and/or database analysis. Interest, coursework or experience (e.g., reports and community activities) in transportation planning. Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, and office communications software. Ability to research, investigate and analyze information. Ability to pay attention to detail, ensuring accuracy in work. Ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy, orally and in writing. Ability to work effectively in a diverse workforce.
Application Requirements:

To apply, go to and search for posting # 8156

PAID Summer Internships with The National Park Service

The National Park Service (NPS), Office of Risk Management is pleased to announce that we are again offering a paid student summer internship for graduate and undergraduate students to work in our parks on a range of injury prevention projects.

Students will apply skills in epidemiology, behavioral sciences, risk management, public health, and/or social sciences to enhance NPS injury prevention and control efforts and mitigate unintentional injuries (e.g. drowning, fall injuries, hypothermia, dehydration, carbon monoxide poisoning, animal bites or attacks, and trauma from crashes in cars, boats, bikes, and other forms of transportation, among many other injuries that occur in parks) to park visitors. Students will attend a week long intensive training in the DC metro area before heading to their park for their internship.

We have 7 public risk management internship opportunities available in the following locations:

  • Cape Cod National Seashore
  • Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
  • Rock Creek Park
  • Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks
  • Yosemite National Park
  • NPS Headquarters in Washington, DC (2 internships)

There are 4 occupational safety and health internship opportunities available in the following locations:

Morristown and Thomas Edison National Historical Parks New River Gorge National River Glacier National Park Valley Forge National Historical Park

Interns will receive a weekly subsistence, housing, and transportation to and from the park.  They will attend an intensive, week-long training prior to placement and may be eligible for an AmericaCorps student grant.  In addition, students may be able to fulfill practicum requirements through this opportunity.

Interns will be supervised by park staff and will also receive technical support throughout the duration of the internship from our experienced team in the Public Risk Management Program at the NPS headquarters in Washington, DC.

For more information, students should email Gabrielle Fisher, Public Risk Program Specialist, at (or stop by the Gonzaga Career Center & GAMP office, Crosby #211, to pick up a flyer).


“I greatly appreciated the chance to work with the Park Service…I hope to use this experience as a jumping-off point for future research — perhaps dissertation research — either here or in another park.”

– Laura Rickard, doctoral student at Cornell University, Intern at Mount Rainier National Park, 2009 now conducting her dissertation research at three national parks; recently published her findings in: Visitor proficiency profiling and risk communication at a national park, Environmental Communication, Vol . 5, No  1, March 2011, pp 62-82.

“I was impressed by the efforts of the National Park Service.  They do amazing work maintaining our natural and cultural assets.  In addition to the professional experience, this internship helped me appreciate nature and the beauty of the park.  All I can say is “Thank You.”

– Ekta Chaudhary, participant of the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Intern at Virgin Islands National Park, 2009





Crosby Student Center, Room #211

Last Minute Internships!

Last Minute Internships

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

Summer Marketing & Outreach Representative (Portland, OR)

This position is a good match for students interested in Business, Communications, Education and Health Promotion. Cambia is looking to hire a team of up to 10 students to attend community based events to promote one of our smaller companies, Sprig Health. Sprig Health provides access to affordable health care for students who are uninsured or underinsured:  Please have interested students apply directly on our website (see Cambia job # below).

ZagTrax job posting ID# 7734.

Summer Marketing & Outreach Representative

Portland, OR

Temporary position (Summer)

Joining the Sprig Health Street Team allows you to hone and expand your leadership skills while connecting with community members.


As a Marketing and Outreach Representative, you will assist the Sprig Marketing Team by performing the following duties:

  • Disseminate information about Sprig Health, a company designed to provide people a way to access health care at a fair price without the need for health insurance
  • Present a positive image of Cambia Health Solutions and Sprig Health by initiating and facilitating conversations with community members at local outreach events
  • Generate awareness of community events by engaging in social conversations prior, during, and following said event
  • Collaborate with Sprig Health employees and other Street Team Representatives
  • Participate in all Street Team training activities

Suggested qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing an Undergraduate Degree in Communications, Business, Marketing, Community Health, Health Promotion, Public Health or a related field
  • At least Junior class standing
  • A minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average
  • Preference will be given to candidates with prior public speaking or outreach experience (examples include but are not limited to: student club officer, university ambassador, orientation leader or resident advisor)

Hard work and dedication are rewarded at Cambia:

We offer a competitive salary.

To search and apply for employment opportunities, visit us at and Apply Online to Job # 19770.

Spokane Indians 2012 Job Fair is April 14th @ 10 a.m.

Join the Spokane Indians Game Day Staff for 2012!

Job Fair is April 14th at Avista Stadium from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Spokane, WA–With Opening Night fast approaching, the Spokane Indians are looking for outgoing, energetic, and fun-loving fans to join their game day staff for the 2012 season. The Indians have a wide variety of positions available and offer a great work environment.The 2012 game day job fair will take place at Avista Stadium on April 14th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m

“The Indians have a long history of outstanding customer service and that starts with our game day employees,” said Senior Vice President Otto Klein. “Many of our full-time staff members began as game day employees, so these jobs are a great opportunity to start a career in the sports industry.”

Positions available for the 2012 season include: servers, bartenders, hawkers, concessionaires, team store members, ticket takers, bat boys, maintenance, press box, section leaders, and greeters.

The job fair includes a 30-minute tour of Avista Stadium from members of the Indians full-time staff, which will include descriptions of the available positions. Following the stadium tour, applicants with a resume will be able to sign up for an interview, which will be conducted the day of or the following week depending on availability.

Interested applicants must be at least 16-years-old to apply.

Resumes will be required to sign up for an interview. For more information about the job fair, contact Chris Duff by phone at (509) 343-6809 or by email at

The Spokane Indians are the Short Season Class “A” affiliate for the two-time defending American League Champion Texas Rangers.

See website for more info:

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