Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Job Opening: Senior Coordinator for Community Engagement at the University of Georgia

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The Center for Leadership and Service at the University of Georgia is excited to announce an opening for Senior Coordinator of Community Engagement.

The Senior Coordinator for Community Engagement is responsible for the development and implementation of community service engagement programming and events, including ServeUGA (a service based student organizations), Dawg Day of Service, the annual Volunteer Fair and Careers in non-profits fair, and Leadership UGA program. This position helps coordinate Dawg Camp Classic City with the Assistant Director for Leadership and New Student Engagement. This position is the primary point of contact for local non-profits and assists with the coordination of community service-based programming for the division.  

To learn more about the specific responsibilities of the Senior Coordinator for Community Engagement, visit www.ugajobsearch.com and search for posting number 20170761.  The priority deadline for applications is May 19, 2017.

If you are interested in this position and have questions, feel free to reach out to me directly!


Kyle Anderson
Senior Coordinator for Campus and Community Outreach
Center for Leadership and Service
University of Georgia
201 Tate Student Center
Athens, GA 30602
Phone: (706) 542-6265

Call Of Papers The International Undergraduate Journal for Service-learning, Leadership and Social Change

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As you complete the Spring semester, please share this with your students.

The International Undergraduate Journal for Service-learning, Leadership and Social Change has a call for papers.  You can view the Journal at http://opus.govst.edu/iujsl/

The Journal is dedicated to providing undergraduate students a venue to discuss their service-learning projects and experiences.  The Journal considers three types of articles:
            1) Articles that discuss the development of a service-learning project and the  
                 impact of the project on the community served;
            2) A case study of a service-learning project;
            3) A reflection on service-learning and the development of personal leadership.
Each article will be reviewed by selected readers and the member of the editorial board.  Manuscripts should be typed double-spaced, excluding block quotations which should be typed single-spaced, and references.  To ensure anonymity, author’s names and affiliation should appear on a separate cover page.  Articles should not exceed 15 pages.  Authors should follow APA format.

The Journal accepts Book Reviews on service-learning and social change.  Book reviews should not exceed 2 pages and include Book Title, Author, and Publisher.
Submissions should be sent in Word format.  DO NOT HAVE HEADERS OR PAGE NUMBERING.
Submit by e-mail to:
Ned Scott Laff                                                             Joyce Fields
ned.laff@gmail.com                                                  Professor of Child and Family Studies

                                                                                     Columbia College                                                                                                                                                        jfields@columbiasc.edu

Semester Programs in Washington, DC

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Dear Colleagues,

The Fund for American Studies is currently accepting applications for the Fall 2017 Capital Semester and the Fall 2017 Leadership and the American Presidency programs in Washington, D.C.

If your students are interested in spending a semester immersed in today’s foreign, domestic, and economic policy, please encourage them to apply by the final deadline of June 1!

Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies, in partnership with George Mason University, these academic internship programs both offer undergraduate students a first-hand look at international affairs and public policy through:
  • An internship placement  in foreign affairs or public policy
  • A full time course load in international economics and government
  • Exclusive lectures, briefings and professional development seminars
  • Housing just steps from the Supreme Court, Library of Congress and U.S. Capitol building 
Our goal is to help students close the gap between theory and practice by developing skills to work on today’s most pressing global and domestic policy issues. We are committed to providing an educational experience that will prepare students for a successful career in domestic, economic, or foreign policy and beyond. 

Scholarship funding is still available and students should apply by the final deadline of June 1, 2017. Please share the announcement below with students who may be interested in spending their fall semester in Washington, D.C. Students may also visit www.DCinternships.org/CS for more information on admission and program requirements.

Questions may be directed to at admissions@tfas.org or 202.986.0384 Thank you for your time and consideration.

Live. Learn. Intern. in Washington, DC - Fall Semester
August 23 – December 8, 2017
Final Deadline: June 1
** Scholarship Funding Available**

Two Exciting Programs to Choose From!
·         Capital Semester. in  International Affairs
·         Leadership and the American Presidency
Program Components:
·         Internship in Public Policy or International Relations: Intern 30-35 hours a week on Capitol Hill, at a think tank, NGO, or government agency and gain insight and practical experience in domestic and foreign policy issues as well as insights to international affairs career tracks. Issue areas that you could be working on in the fall include:
o   Public diplomacy between U.S. & Muslim countries
o   Reducing poverty in Africa through economic development
o   Syrian relief operations
o   Combating human trafficking
o   Challenges facing inner-cities and urban areas
o   Financial development and monetary aid in Asian countries
o   Global climate change and renewable energy
o   Integrated strategies for national security threats
o   U.S. Education System
o   Human rights advocacy
o   Russian expansion in Eastern Europe
o   Free-trade policy
o   Or many other exciting options in humanitarian relief, aid and development, international trade and commerce, global health and education, defense and national security or peace building and conflict resolution
·         International Economics and Government Coursework: Combine theory and practice and take courses on international economics and government for 12 academic credits from George Mason University.
·         Exclusive Lectures and Site Briefings: Engage in debate and discussion on salient issues in foreign policy and international affairs with prominent scholar-practitioners, and attend exclusive briefings at key Washington institutions including the State Department, World Bank and foreign embassies.
·         Small Group Networking: Meet with seasoned practitioners including CIA Analysts, Foreign Service Officers, USAID Agents, Peace Corps Volunteers, UN Aid Workers, and various other foreign policy professionals to learn about career paths in international affairs.
·         Mentor Program: Connect with a seasoned practitioner in your field of interest who will serve as a professional mentor during and after the program. He or she will provide tips for living in Washington as well as career advice and networking contacts. 
·         Housing: Students will live in furnished apartments in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, DC and are matched with other Institute participants as roommates. The apartments are located steps from the Capitol building, Supreme Court and Library of Congress, and provide easy access to the DC metro transportation system.
·         Scholarships: More than 70% of students receive scholarship awards based on financial need and merit.

Check out this recent blog entry to read the profiles of three recent alumni who leveraged their experience with the DCinternships semester program into full-time jobs in Washington.

“I couldn’t have gotten my current job without my TFAS internship. The Fund for American Studies gave me the opportunity to gain valuable internship experience on the Hill, working on a number of hot-topic policy issues that helped elevate my job prospects in D.C.”

Marisa DiGiuseppe
University of Miami
Capital Semester - Class of Fall 2016
Former Intern, Office of Sen. Dianne Feinstein

Visit www.DCinternships.org/Alumni to read more testimonials from past program participants.

Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the final deadline of June 1, 2017.
Please visit www.DCinternships.org/CS  for more details and to begin an application. Questions may be directed to semester@tfas.org  or 202.986.0384.

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Monday, April 24, 2017

George Washington University - Position open Washington DC

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The George Washington University is creating an exciting opportunity for an innovative leader to help establish the AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy (CIPP) in the College of Professional Studies (CPS). This is a major academic center for cross-disciplinary research, post-secondary education, and issue advocacy in the nation’s capital dedicated to exploring both the political and policy aspects of issues facing Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian peoples.
The Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy will advance the University’s engagement with indigenous populations already in place through its Native American Political Leadership Program (NAPLP), a scholarship program that provides full scholarships to Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian undergraduate and graduate students to study in residence at GW.
CPS invites applications from qualified applicants to this full-time research faculty position with an administrative appointment as Director of the AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy. This is a non-tenure track, 12-month, limited term position at the assistant or associate professor level. This position will begin as early as July 2017 and is renewable depending on availability of funding.
The CIPP Director will report to the Dean of the College of Professional Studies and will actively foster scholarly research and programming focusing on the broad political aspects of indigenous politics, culture, and sovereignty; develop internal and external partnerships to further the CIPP’s strategic priorities; and identify and cultivate potential donors for CIPP initiatives.


Amy B. Cohen

Campus Awards for Service Projects

INSPIRING Service Awards

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The 2016-17 Inspiring Service Awards have been created with a special emphasis to connect personal and collective community service with progress toward the UN Global Goals. The awards are attainment based; this structure underscores one of our core beliefs: everyone has the possibility to achieve greatness through personal commitment.

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