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Fund for the Public Interest Summer Jobs
The Fund for the Public Interest is a national non-profit organization that works to build support for progressive organizations across the country. They run campaigns for the Human Rights Campaign, USPIRG, and Environment America. They currently have paid positions open on their campaign staff. As a member of their staff, you would fundraise, build membership for their partner groups, educating and activating citizens on pressing issues. You will also have the opportunity to organize press conferences and build coalitions with other non-profit organizations. The Fund for Public Interest is holding info session/interviews at Memorial Union from April 9th-April 11th.
Summer Fellowship Opportunity
New Era Colorado is currently offering a fulltime summer fellowship program. New Era Colorado is a local nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that works to engage young people in the political process through civic engagement, advocacy, and leadership development. They're an innovative vehicle for hands-on democracy working to empower our generation. The summer fellowship program in Denver will train the next generation of young leaders to create change in their communities. The Democracy Fellows will learn to lead, organize, and advocate for the issues they are passionate about, and can receive need-based stipends for their participation. They'll learn from the best in their fields in Colorado how to write field plans, craft a media strategy, build relationships with volunteers, and more. Please visit http://www.neweracolorado.org/democracyfellows/#.UUtReleGyH8 or see their flyer for more information.
Summer Internships with Growing Food and Sustainability
Growing Food and Sustainability is a youth-led, community-based sustainability initiative in Middleton, WI. They engage elementary, middle and high school youth in hands-on environmental education through food production, nutrition, cooking, art, biking, and multi-age relationship building. During the summer, they run a Summer Garden Camp for elementary through high school youth, organize community workdays and potlucks, sell produce at the Downtown Middleton Farmers' Market, deliver produce to the local food pantry, and run a bike-powered compost pick-up service. You can join their leadership team by applying for a summer internship! As a summer intern, you will work with an incredible team of youth leaders to run all of their summer programs. You will learn hands-on how to maintain a 5,000 square foot youth farm, run a farmers' market stand, engage students in growing food and sustainability education, and more. Applications accepted on a rolling basis until April 14th. Visit http://growingfoodandsustainability.wordpress.com/get-involved/ to apply. Stipends may be available for those able to commit to a 25 hour/week schedule on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The internship is from May 27th-August 26th. Email GrowingFoodandSustainability@gmail.com if you have any questions. Please see their flyer for more information.
Internship with State Senator Julie Lassa
State Senator Julie Lassa is currently seeking applications for interns at her State Capitol office in Madison. Interns will have the opportunity to participate in all stages of the legislative process. Responsibilities will include: constituent relations and community outreach, policy research and development, legislative correspondence, and administrative support. Interns will receive invaluable insight in the areas of economic development and rural affairs, as Senator Lassa currently serves on the Committee on Agriculture, Small Business, and Tourism, the Committee on Economic Development and Local Government, the Committee on Financial Institutions and Rural Issues, and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors. Qualified applicants should be interested in the Wisconsin State Government, have a high school diploma or equivalent, have excellent writing and communication skills, be proficient in Microsoft Office, and be bright, trustworthy, and reliable. The internship is unpaid and will require working at least eight hours/week. If you are interested in applying for an internship, please send an email with your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please contact Senator Lassa's office at (800) 925-7491.
Madison Children's Museum Rooftop Ramble Internships, Summer 2013
The Madison Children's Museum has five internships available for the Rooftop Ramble exhibit. The museum's Rooftop Ramble exhibit is a four-season greenroof with outdoor play space, gardens, live animals, composting, greenhouse, renewable energy exhibits, and an indoor Clubhouse for classes and workshops. Rooftop Ramble interns will assist with outdoor education and sustainable urban agriculture programs, supervise volunteers, assist with garden maintenance and live animal care including chickens, homing pigeons, aquarium, and terrarium displays. Students may arrange for course credit for internships as available through their academic programs. Shifts available are 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and/or 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday-Sunday. There are also shifts from 4:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month. Extra hours are available for special events and programs. Please email resume and preferred shift(s) to Julie King, Rooftop Ramble Coordinator at email@example.com
Family Living Summer Intern - Walworth County
The summer intern for this position will work as a member of a cross-program team to plan, facilitate, and evaluate outreach initiatives targeting children, at-risk teens, and families in Walworth County. These initiatives may include an independent living skills program for at-risk youth, summer recreation programs including Get Moving! Walworth County, nutrition education events, and the Walworth County Fair. In addition, the summer intern would work with Extension educators to facilitate specific programs and research projects, providing the intern with opportunities to learn more about all aspects of Cooperative Extension, including family living, agriculture, horticulture, 4H youth development, economic development, and the Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program (WNEP). Click here for more information about the internship.
Dunn County UW-Extension Summer Intern
The Dunn County Summer Intern will serve as a member of the Dunn County UW-Extension educator team. The Summer Intern will increase his/her knowledge of agriculture and youth development programs, community partnerships, volunteer development, the UW- Extension Service and the Agriculture and 4-H Youth Development Educator responsibilities. This summer position provides valuable pre-professional experience for educational and community based careers. The internship begins in mid/late May and ends in mid/late August. A minimum of 550 hours are required. To apply, Send cover letter and resume via e-mail (preferred) to: firstname.lastname@example.org or via surface mail to: Katie Wantoch, Dunn County Agriculture Agent, 800 Wilson Ave, Room 330, Menomonie WI 54751. Applications will be accepted until March 29, 2013.
Milwaukee County Environmental Educator Intern
The Wehr Nature Center is looking for someone to implement environmental education activities for 3-12 year old students in fieldtrip situations. The intern will also need to implement programs according to lesson plans and help develop programs as directed by nature center staff. The internship begins the week of May 20th and ends in mid-August. The position is a minimum of 30 hours/week and pays $8.50/hour. The application deadline is March 22nd. Click here for more information and how to apply.
Community & Economic Development Intern - Walworth County
University of Wisconsin-Extension in Walworth County is seeking a talented intern with a strong interest in economic development and downtown vitality to provide support for research and educational programming. This Intern will provide critical research and outreach support to the Extension Educator in collecting information and delivering educational programs to a wide variety of local stakeholders for two large economic development programs: County-wide Economic Development Strategy, and Downtown Whitewater Market Analysis and Vitality Strategy. This may include collection and dissemination of research and survey data, support workshops and public forums, and directed engagement with traditionally underrepresented populations.
This internship is designed as a positive educational work experience contributing to career development in community and economic development and serve as a hands-on introduction to University Extension programs. The intern will be provided mentorship and access to University faculty and resources for professional development. This Internship provides a unique opportunity to participate, support, and learn from a high-profile economic development capacity building projects with a range of UW-Extension faculty and educators. The intern will have the opportunity to play a role in all parts of the planning and analysis process, engage with local and state community and economic development professionals, and be exposed to the planning and implementation of a comprehensive county Extension program. For more information, visit www.uwex.edu/ces/cnred/ and http://walworth.uwex.edu/cnred
Wehr Nature Center/Nature in the Parks - Environmental Educator Intern
The Wehr Nature Center is looking for someone to implement environmental education activities for 3-12 year old students in fieldtrip situations. The intern will also need to implement programs according to lesson plans and help develop programs as directed by nature center staff. The internship begins the week of May 20th and ends in mid-August. The position is a minimum of 30 hours/week and pays $8.50/hour. The application deadline is March 22nd. Click here about the internship and how to apply.
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CALS has international internship opportunities for CALS majors. Many of the internships have application deadlines in November and December. Click here for more information about the internships that are currently available to students.
Scholarships to Study Abroad in Norway & Denmark for Summer 2013
The Brittingham Viking Organization sponsors scholarships (tuition, housing, and travel stipend) for UW-Madison students to study abroad during the summer in Oslo, Norway and Copenhagen, Denmark, and during the spring semester in Helsinki, Finland. They are currently accepting applications for the Norway and Denmark study abroad scholarships for summer 2013. All UW majors and standings are welcome to apply (undergraduate & graduate students). Scholars must be US citizens. Scholars must be returning to Madison the following fall semester for study or employment. Please visit http://brittinghamvikings.weebly.com/ for more information and to apply.
CALS has several study abroad fairs, international internships, and other opportunities for CALS majors. Click here for more information about the opportunities that are currently available to students.
Aldo Leopold Nature Center Internship
The Aldo Leopold Nature Center is seeking a Development Intern for the Fall Semester. The internship would be 10 hours/week but it's negotiable. Click here for more information.
The Borgen Project
Position: Regional Director
Duration: Minimum of 6 months.
Hours: 4-6 hours per week
Function: Advocate for the world’s poor.
The Borgen Project fights for the underdog. The innovative, national campaign is working to make poverty a focus of U.S. foreign policy. Learn more at borgenproject.org.
Attend one (30-60 minute) conference call every week with the President of The Borgen Project and Regional Directors from across the United States (5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT).
Meet with local congressional leaders and lobby for legislation that improves living conditions for those living on less than $1 per day. Mobilize people in your community to contact their congressional leaders.
Assist with fundraising efforts.
Build a network of people engaged in the cause.
Develop and implement strategies for furthering the cause.
DETAILS: Regional Directors operate independently from home and maintain contact with The Borgen Project's Seattle office. Regional Directors sign a 6-month contract. The position is volunteer based and is roughly 4-6 hours per week. Directors attend a conference call every Monday evening.
HOW TO APPLY: Send your resume to email@example.com. The Borgen Project seeks a diverse group of backgrounds for the Regional Directors Program, but all candidates selected must go through two rounds of interviews.
The Borgen Project
Student PIRGs' New Voters Project
The Student PIRGs' New Voters Project is hiring 30 campus organizers over the next 3 weeks to work in NC, CO, WI, OH, CA, MA, FL, and NM to help register students and make sure they turn out on Election Day. Click here to see the job description. Please visit http://jobs.uspirg.org to apply
Jobs with U.S. PIRG
U.S. PIRG has open positions for campus organizers and U.S. PIRG fellows. Campus organizers work on three to six campaigns in a semester, such as working to pass clean energy legislation, increasing youth voter turnout on campus, fighting hunger and homelessness in the local community, and other important public interest campaigns. U.S. PIRG fellows work closely with experienced advocates and organizers, and learn to make the case for reform through targeted research, coalition building, outreach to citizen activists and the media, and direct lobbying of decision-makers. Please visit http://jobs.uspirg.org to apply
The Washington D.C. Semester in International Affairs (organized by the Division of International Studies) is intended to provide an opportunity for eligible students to intern in an agency, corporation, non-profit or embassy with an international affairs focus and to receive university course credit. This program combines an internship (20 hours per week) with a regular seminar with speakers who are experts and prominent UW-Madison alumni working in professional, academic and diplomatic fields related to international affairs. Readings will be required for these sessions. Students will also attend lectures offered at think tanks and universities as well as business and professional associations. Please visit the website for eligibility and application guidelines.
NCR-SARE usually issues a Call for Proposals in the fall, and Graduate Student Grant proposals are due in January. Usually, the Council announces the awards in the spring, and notifies recipients shortly thereafter. Funds are typically available in the fall.
Green Corps is accepting applications for the 2013-2014 environmental leadership and organizing program
Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day.
In Green Corps’ year-long paid program, you’ll get intensive training in the skills you’ll need to make a difference in the world. You’ll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems — global warming, deforestation, water pollution and many others — with groups such as Sierra Club and Food and Water Watch. And, when you graduate from Green Corps, we’ll help you find a career with one of the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups.
For more information, read below or visit our web site: www.greencorps.org.
Apply online today at greencorps.org/apply
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Mentorships, internships, and externships.
The Center for Rural Affairs has an opening for an intern to help create an online database of information for beginning farmers and ranchers. Start date is flexible. Compensation is included.