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Internship Opportunity at U.S. Senator Peters’ Marquette Office

The Marquette, Michigan, state office is currently accepting applications for our Summer 2019 internship program.

Working in a U.S. Senate office can be an incredibly rewarding and exciting experience.

An internship provides an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience and observe first-hand how our government operates. Interns gain practical work experience by undertaking a variety of administrative and legislative responsibilities in the office. Internships are available expressly for the

purpose of furthering educational opportunities; therefore they are unpaid and awarded to

college-level students.

Interns in the state offices will be responsible for drafting constituent correspondence, answering phones, performing data entry and general office duties. 

Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, references, short writing sample, and time availability to connor_raak@peters.senate.gov. The subject line of your email should read:Intern App, (your first and last name).

 

The application deadline is close of business on May 3, 2019.


Summer Deadline Approaching for The Washington Center Application

All Undergraduate Students,

If you don’t already have summer plans, listen up! This summer, Michigan Tech students can intern in the nation’s capital, and earn credits 10 credits towards graduation.

This is an opportunity to do an internship tailored to your interests, enhance your career development, and stay in housing that is in the heart of Washington DC.

You’ll be experiencing life as a D.C. professional, but you won’t be totally on your own. Through TWC, you’ll be living with fellow interns from schools around the country, and have a support system every step of the way.

If you’re thinking this might be the summer for your TWC experience, now’s the time to get started (the application deadline is March 13th). Get in touch with your campus liaison, Professor Susanna Peters and start an application. Trust us it will be a summer you’ll never forget.

 


Bi-Partisan Policy Center Congressional Visit to the Keweenaw

On Friday, March 1st, Congressman Jack Bergman (MI-1) and Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy (FL-7) visited Michigan Tech’s campus along their stops in Michigan’s first congressional district as a reciprocal visit for the Bi-Partisan Policy Center’s American Congressional Exchange (ACE).  ACE is a systematic approach to building better relationships and bipartisanship in Congress.

Congressman Jack Bergman (MI-1) and Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy (FL-7) about to drop the puck at Michigan Tech hockey game at MacInnes Arena (Houghton, MI)

Both members of Congress share an interest in preservation of freshwater and our natural resources and therefore toured Michigan Tech’s Great Lakes Research Center and School of Forest Resources and Environmental Sciences.  In addition to learning more about research on campus, they joined a sell-out hockey crowd at MacInnes Ice Arena and dropped ceremonial pucks to  start the game against Upper Peninsula rival Northern Michigan University.  To round out welcoming our Floridian to a U.P. winter, they visited the opening of the CopperDog150 dogsled races hosted in downtown Calumet.  

Congressman Bergman and Muprhy at the CopperDog150 Dog Sled Races (Calumet, MI)

DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program is now accepting applications – deadline to apply is November 15

DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program is now accepting applications – deadline to apply is November 15

https://science.energy.gov/wdts/scgsr/

The goal of the program is to prepare graduate students for science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission, by providing graduate thesis research opportunities at DOE laboratories.  The SCGSR program provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory/facility in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories/facilities.

The SCGSR program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS), in collaboration with the 6 Office of Science research programs and the DOE national laboratories/facilities.

The SCGSR program provides supplemental funds for graduate awardees to conduct part of their thesis research at a host DOE laboratory/facility in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist within a defined award period. Collaborating DOE Laboratory Scientists may be from any of the participating DOE national laboratories/facilities. The award period for the proposed research project at DOE laboratories/facilities may range from 3 to 12 consecutive months.

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Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy

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Want to master public policymaking on Capitol Hill?
Apply NOW for January-July 2019

Why a Women’s Public Policy Fellowship? The fellowships are designed to train potential leaders in public policy formation to examine issues from the perspective, experiences, and needs of women. Administered by the Women’s Congressional Policy Institute (WCPI), a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization located in Washington, D.C., this program is unique – the only graduate-level fellowship program on Capitol Hill focused on women.
What does a Fellow do? Fellows work 40 hours each week in a congressional office as a legislative aide on policy issues affecting women. Fellows meet weekly for issue seminars directed by the WCPI staff. Orientation for the Class of 2019 will begin in early January 2019; office placement starts by the end of that month. The program runs until the end of July 2019.

Eligibility: Students who are currently enrolled in a graduate program, or who have completed such a program within the past two years, are eligible. WCPI strongly recommends that applicants complete at least nine hours of graduate coursework before applying and display serious interest in research and policymaking relevant to women’s issues.
Selection Criteria: Fellows are selected on the basis of academic competence as well as demonstrated interest in the public policy process. They must be articulate and adaptable and have strong writing skills. Fellows may come from virtually any field. WCPI promotes equal opportunity in its fellowship program and welcomes qualified applicants of any age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, experience, political affiliation, and academic field.

Award: Fellows will receive a stipend of approximately $3,400 gross per month for seven months (January-July). An additional sum of $1,000 is provided for the purchase of health insurance. Fellows are responsible for transportation to and from Washington, and for finding their own living arrangements.

Class of 2018 Fellows : Natalie Martinez, Jackii Wang, Frannie Einterz, Anna Le, and Elizabeth Brusseau are mastering public policymaking on Capitol Hill.
Class of 2018 Fellows : Natalie Martinez, Jackii Wang, Frannie Einterz, Anna Le, and Elizabeth Brusseau are mastering public policymaking on Capitol Hill.

The number of fellowships in 2019 will be dependent on funding. The five 2018 fellowships were made possible by grants from PepsiCo, Mylan, Amgen, Newcomb Institute of Tulane University, Walton Family Foundation, Kahn Education Foundation, and Kaplan, among others.

To Apply: Materials may be downloaded from WCPI’s website or obtained by mail from the Congressional Fellowship Program, Women’s Congressional Policy Institute, 409 12th Street, SW, Suite 702, Washington, DC 20024. Candidates may submit applications by mail or e-mail. No faxed applications will be accepted.
The application and supporting materials must be received by WCPI no later than Thursday, May 31, 2018.


State of Michigan Legislative Fellowship Program

Michigan House of Representatives

We are now accepting applications from undergraduate seniorslaw school or master’s students, and recent graduates (August 2017 through August 2018) from these programs.

As in previous semesters, this program is designed to provide a more comprehensive experience than a traditional Legislative Internship by offering additional professional development and networking opportunities, as well as a wage of $15.00 per hour.  Our goal through this program is to prepare each group of Legislative Fellows to join the workforce at the end of the semester.

We encourage applicants to be thorough in their preparations to apply for this opportunity.  While previous legislative or office experience is not required, we will be looking for strong candidates to participate to ensure the continued success of the program.  Please note, the application deadline is 5:00PM on Monday, May 7, 2018.

Here are the links to the Legislative Fellowship Program information:

Please feel welcome to contact our Human Resources department with any questions you may have regarding this exciting opportunity.

Primary Contact

Kaley Mae Rahl

Intern Coordinator

Michigan House of Representatives | Human Resources

PO Box 30014 | Lansing, MI 48909-7514

(517) 373-0993 | krahl@house.mi.gov

For further information about current internship postings, please visit
http://www.house.mi.gov/Jobs/employment.asp and select “House Internships”.


Mind Trekkers mentioned at “State of the Nation’s Energy Infrastructure” before House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Energy and Power

On February 27, 2018, Dr. Brenda Hellyer, Chancellor at San Jacinto Community College in Pasadena Texas, stressed the importance of K-12 STEM partnerships and their impact on creating a talent pipeline in her testimony for the U.S. House of Representatives Energy Subcommittee Hearing: State of the Nation’s Energy Infrastructure.

“Closing the gap will require that multiple entities begin working together to understand the needs and ensure that applicable, highly-sought after skills are being taught to students. Through these partnerships, we can create a talent pipeline to enable graduates to move into rewarding careers, and also provide industry with a knowledgeable workforce, ” stated Hellyer.    Click here for the full testimony.

Among many of their outstanding programs and activities, “outreach STEM events have exposed more than 18,000 pre-college age students to the world of  STEM by partnering with Mind Trekkers from Michigan Technological University for a two-day STEM festival that brings experiments to local elementary schools and the community, and invites students to serve as judges for local school science fairs. The festival is sponsored by numerous industry partners including Dow Chemical Company, INEOS, Chevron Phillips, Austin Industries, LyondellBasell and PetrochemWorks. Dow has also donated $10,000 for San Jacinto College to create STEM kits for area schools that lost classrooms due to Hurricane Harvey.”

Michigan Tech is proud to be partner of San Jacinto Community College and all its efforts to advance learning, scholarship, and inspiration in tomorrow’s leaders.

For more information on Michigan Tech’s Mind Trekkers, please visit www.mindtrekkers.mtu.edu.

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Materials Science Students Promote Science on the Hill

April 18 - Materials students office visit
left to right: Michigan Tech students Jeffrey Brookins, Violet Thole, John Falecki, Jonah Jarczewski

On April 18th, Michigan Technological University materials science students took advantage of the opportunity to use their passion for science and technology to promote the importance of fundamental research.  As a part of The Material Advantage, a materials science professional society (materialadvantage.org), students met Congressional Members and Staffers from the State of Michigan, advocating for materials science through building relationships and educating policymakers about their concerns.

April 18 - Materials students Bergman's office visit
left to right: Jonah Jarczewski, Jeffrey Brookins, Congressman Jack Bergman (MI-1st District), Violet Thole, John Falecki

Graduate Students Jeffrey Brookins and Violet Thole also visited Capitol Hill in March through the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering (CASE) workshop, a program designed to teach students about the federal budget process and effective science communication.

Moolenaars April 18 - Materials students office visit
left to right: John Falecki, Jonah Jarczewski, Violet Thole, Congressman John Moolenaar (MI-4th District), Jeffrey Brookins, Eva Vrana (Legislative Assistant)

 


Government Internships Available for Summer 2018

Have you ever wondered how our government works? Do you want to make a difference in public policy? Then you may be interested in a government internship.

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Internships provide an individual with a monitored or supervised work or service experience where the individual has intentional learning goals and reflects actively on what he or she is learning throughout the experience. These learning goals can include: academic learning, career development, skill development, and personal development. Federal or State internship programs are available to students across a wide variety of disciplines while gaining experience in government, politics, and international relations.

United States Congressional Offices

Working in a U.S. Senate or House office can be an incredibly rewarding and exciting experience. An internship provides an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience and observe first-hand how our government operates. Interns gain practical work experience by undertaking a variety of administrative and legislative responsibilities in the office. Although all internships in all offices are unpaid, students gain invaluable work experience. Positions are available both in Washington DC and the representatives’ local offices.

 

Peters, Gary

 

Senator Gary Peters

(deadline March 1)

 

Stabenow, Debbie

 

Senator Debbie Stabenow

(deadline March 1)

 

Moolenaar, John

 

Congressman John Moolenaar (District 4)

(deadline February 16)

 

Bergman, Jack

 

Congressman Jack Bergman (District 1)

 

 

 

Federal Agency Internships

The Internship Program is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school and while getting paid for the work performed. Students who successfully complete the program may be eligible for conversion to a permanent job in the civil service.

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National Science Foundation (NSF)

(various deadlines)

 

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Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

(various deadlines)

 

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Department of Justice (DOJ)

(various deadlines)

 

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

(deadline March 1)

 

NSA

 

National Security Agency (NSA)

(various deadlines)

 

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Department of State

(deadline for FALL, March 2)

 

 

Additional Resources (various deadlines)

 

State of Michigan

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The State of Michigan Internship Program provides a wonderful opportunity for students to gain real-world experience with the largest employer in Michigan. The state of Michigan has multiple departments, jobs/internships, and locations to choose from.  All majors are welcome to apply.  We believe that State of Michigan interns are making it real, making it happen and making a difference!

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/michigan

(various deadlines)

 

Academic Internship Programs

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Since 1975, The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars has helped more than 50,000 students from around the world gain valuable experience, and set them on a course of achievement, leadership, and engagement in their communities. In a recent survey, 98% of TWC interns said our program significantly strengthened their career prospects. Now, our alumni are leaders in virtually every field — public service, journalism, business, law, medicine, education, and more.

(deadline February 21)

 DC Internships

 

 

Since 1967, DC Internships and The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) has been a leader in educating young people from around the world in the fundamental principles of American democracy and our free market system. TFAS has been the launching pad for nearly 17,000 students who have participated in our programs in Washington, DC and around the world in Asia, Europe, and South America. Alumni of our program are leaders in government, business, the media and nonprofit sector.

(deadline March 13)

 

Any Questions? Please contact Brent Burns at bburns@mtu.edu or 906-487-3674


Webinar – Updates to the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG)

See https://www.nsf.gov/events/event_summ.jsp?cntn_id=190643 for full info.

Changes Go Into Effect January 30, 2017

January 19, 2017 1:00 PM  to
January 19, 2017 2:30 PM
Webinar

 

The National Science Foundation is pleased to announce that it will offer a Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) Update Webinar to the public on Thursday, January 19, 2017, from 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST.

The webinar will provide an overview of significant changes and clarifications to the PAPPG that will take effect for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 30, 2017. The PAPPG details NSF’s proposal preparation and submission guidelines, and provides guidance on managing and monitoring the award and administration of grants and cooperative agreements made by the Foundation.

There is no cost to participate. To register yourself, and/or others for this webinar, please proceed to the webinar registration site.

 

Meeting Type
Outreach, Webcast

Contacts
Registration Questions, (703) 245-7407, grants_conference@nsf.gov
Preferred Contact Method: Email
Policy Questions, (703) 292-8243, policy@nsf.gov
Preferred Contact Method: Email

NSF Related Organizations
NSF-Wide
Office of Budget Finance & Award Management

Related Websites
NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG): https://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf17001
Webinar Registration: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ereg/newreg.php?eventid=208602&
NSF Policies & Procedures: https://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/