Joseph Scott ’00, Senior Air & Missile Defense Operations Officer for the U.S. Army

Joseph Scott ’00
Senior Air & Missile Defense Operations Officer, U.S. Army
Fort Bragg, NC

What do you do?joseph_scott

I plan and coordinate air and missile defense operations for the US Army’s XVIII Airborne Corps, a rapid-deployment unit. My last job was teaching military history at the US Military Academy at West Point.

What is most satisfying about your current work?

The most satisfying aspect of my current job is the important role I play in serving my nation and supporting the young men and women who fight our nation’s wars. The most satisfying aspect of my job at West Point was the opportunity to mix thrilling, rewarding academic exploits with service to my nation.

What’s the best way to enter your field? Any essential elements of preparation?

In my opinion, the best way to enter my field is through ROTC, which allows you to mix challenging Army training with the “normal” Dartmouth experience. (Plus, a government-funded graduate degree, which most officers selected to teach at West Point receive, is also a plus.) If students missed out on the chance to do ROTC, they can still enter the Army through a traditional enlistment or through Officer Candidate School. The most important elements of preparation are to develop the self-discipline to balance the wonderful academic, social, and cultural experiences of College with the physical and mental requirements of military service.

What advice would you give to others seeking opportunities in this field?

Don’t be afraid of the military’s reputation as an anti-intellectual wasteland. The current operational and strategic environment requires the intelligent, well-rounded individuals, and the Army knows this. That’s one of the reasons they rotate officers in and out of teaching positions at West Point; they want graduate-educated thinkers in the operational force.

How has Dartmouth supported you in your career development?

The ROTC program had to be largely self-reliant during my time at the College, and that shaped me as a student and as an officer.

Alumni Stories: Yuki Kondo-Shah ’07 Gives Advice and Expectations for a Career as a Foreign Service Officer

At Dartmouth, Yuki Kondo-Shah ’07 pursued a double major in Government and Asian Middle Eastern Studies and used her junior summer to intern at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo with a Dickey Center Grant. After moving on to pursue a Master’s degree in Public Policy at Harvard, she began work for the U.S. State Department in September 2012 and will be starting her first post abroad in Bolivia come July 2013. We asked Yuki what it’s like to work as a Foreign Service Officer with the State Department and how to go about obtaining a similar position. Take a look at what she has to say:

Position: Foreign Service Officer (Diplomat) at the U.S. State Department.

Two sentence description of what you do:

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I am a diplomat representing the United States. I work at Embassies and Consulates abroad in the Public Affairs Section. This means that I work to explain U.S. policies to foreign audiences and learn about foreign cultures and policies to relate it back to our government.

1. What is most satisfying about your current work?

I get up every day excited to serve my country. I know that may sound cheesy, but I have benefited so much from the educational system in this country, and I hope that I can give back in a small way. I love working and living abroad, and learning about new people, histories, and cultures. Part of my job is to publicize U.S. higher education opportunities and scholarships to foreign audiences, what a gift! I am so happy! Come and join me at the State Department!

2. What’s the best way to enter your field? Any essential elements of preparation?

The Foreign Service Officer is a generalist position, so even though I studied Government at Dartmouth and know Japanese and Mandarin, many of my colleagues come from law, science, or media. That’s the best part about working at the State Department: there are so many interesting people with different professional backgrounds. You need to take the Foreign Service test and pass an interview to enter. There are also fellowships that will pay for your graduate studies and train you to pass these tests called the Pickering and Rangel Fellowships.

3. What advice would you give to others seeking opportunities in this field?

I would pursue some other professional experiences first, and I also recommend graduate studies. It helps to have some work experience to bring into the field. Also, be open-minded because for your first two tours, the State Department tells you where to go. I was ready to work in Asia because of my language skills, but the Department decided to send me to Bolivia instead and pay me to learn Spanish. It’s been amazing so far, and I am really excited because I will work with youth and indigenous communities. I really enjoyed working with the Native American student community at Dartmouth during my undergrad years, so I am especially looking forward to working with Bolivian indigenous communities.

4. How has Dartmouth supported you in your career development?

I would not be here without Dartmouth. Professor Valentino in the Government Department helped me to secure an internship my junior summer at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, and I got funded through the Dickey Center. Dartmouth gave me scholarships to attend Harvard for graduate studies, and at each of my internships and jobs, Dartmouth alumni helped me as mentors. I am so thankful for my education and connections from Dartmouth.

5. Is there anything that we haven’t asked you that you think we should?

The State Department is FULL of Dartmouth grads! From the Assistant Secretary level to entry level officers, there are Dartmouth alumni at every stage of their career. We will help you and support you, so think about joining! Sure, public service doesn’t make you rich, but I know I will experience things in this career that will be impossible in other jobs. I want to encourage as many Dartmouth grads as possible to join the Foreign Service. We need you!

Intern for the Earl of Dartmouth (European Parliament)!

Fall intern sought for the Office of William Dartmouth, Member of European Parliament.Europe Day - European Parliament

Description of work:    The internship offers a chance to experience the day to day operation of an MEP’s office in the European Parliament, from experience in EU legislation, the work of the European Parliament to drafting speeches and press releases.  An important task will be research particularly relating to the International Trade Committee of which William (The Earl of) Dartmouth is a Member and also the Coordinator for his political Group. There will also be some work related to the Foreign Affairs Committee of which William is a substitute.

Successful applicants will have proven research, IT and organisational skills. Knowledge of French would be helpful but it is not essential.  Applicants must be in possession of a valid permit to stay in the European Union for the duration of the traineeship if they are not citizens of the EU.

Place of work:  European Parliament in Brussels and Strasbourg

Duration of internship:  3 months (possibly prolongation of internship)

Start date:  On or around September 3rd, 2013.

Note:  William Dartmouth is a direct descendant of the Second Earl of Dartmouth, for whom Dartmouth College is named.

Stipend:  Approximately 1,200 euros/month

Deadline:  June 10th, 2013

Application instructions:  Email cover letter and resume to:  william.dartmouth@europarl.europa.eu

Kevin Karp ( EX DARTMOUTH ) Intern for William Dartmouth September 2012 to May 2013 writes

“My traineeship under William Dartmouth at the European Parliament involves senior-staff responsibility and requires succinct exposition of EU policies.  In scope and competence demanded, it is a professional-grade position.  Specifically, I serve as an adviser to Mr. Dartmouth in his work for the Committee on International Trade, or INTA.  Because INTA is arguably the European Parliament’s most powerful committee, and because trade is such an important factor in foreign relations, my work in this particular area has made me into a poised observer of global politics.  In my advisory work I have analyzed draft opinions on European Commission regulations before the Committee, helped determine Mr. Dartmouth’s votes on amendments to those opinions, authored questions to the Commission for written answer, drafted responses to press articles, and written and edited speeches that Mr. Dartmouth has delivered in Strasbourg and the UK.   One of these speeches was Mr. Dartmouth’s address to the 2013 UKIP Spring Conference in Exeter, dealing with the different trade relationships with the EU that exist outside of membership.  I have been turning this speech into a pamphlet that will serve as a template for further research.

Alongside the advisory work for Mr. Dartmouth, I also write policy briefs for Michael McManus, a staff researcher and member of UKIP at the European Parliament.  These briefs cover a wide range of topics in foreign policy and economic issues.  Mr. McManus keeps these briefs on file and provides them on request to UKIP MEPs who need information on such topics before giving speeches or talking to the media.”

DEADLINE TO APPLY:  June 10th, 2013 for Fall Term

Note:  This information was received by the Dartmouth College Career Services Office for promotional purposes and was uploaded with formatting edits only.

 

Career Blitz: Government & Public Policy

  1. U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT – Information Session – WORKSHOP, Tuesday April 16 at 12:30 PM, Haldeman 041
  2. City of New York Office of Management & Budget – SUMMER INTERNSHIP, New York, NY
  3. CME Group – SUMMER INTERNSHIP – GOVERNMENT RELATIONS, Chicago, IL
  4. Feeding America – INTERNSHIP (Open Deadline), Chicago, IL
  5. National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) – SUMMER INTERNSHIP, Washington, DC
  6. Public Policy Productions – DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION POST-GRADUATE INTERNSHIP (Summer 2013), Palisades, NY
  7. Public Speaking Workshop – EVENT, Friday April 26 at 6:30 PM, Class of 1930 Room, Rockefeller Center
  8. Responsible Wealth – RESPONSIBLE WEALTH INTERN (Open), Boston, MA
  9. The Korea Society – INTERNSHIP, POLICY & CORPORATE PROGRAMS (Spring/Summer 2013), New York, NY
  10. American Job Center – RESOURCE
  11. U.S. Government Office of Personnel Management – RESOURCE

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U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT – Information Session – WORKSHOP, Tuesday, April 16 at 12:30 PM, Haldeman 041
Learn about career tracks, jobs and internship opportunities, student programs and fellowships from a Diplomat-in-Residence with over 30 years in of global experience from Milan to Afghanistan and Pakistan. If you’ve ever dreamed of a career in the foreign or civil service, register and attend. You’ll learn about programs and how to apply.
http://www.wejoinin.com/career.services@dartmouth.edu

City of New York Office of Management & Budget – SUMMER INTERNSHIP, New York, NY
If you really want to see how the city that never sleeps operates, work in the office that prepares the Mayor’s Preliminary and Executive budgets. Work with budget analyst and focus on major projects to support task force initiatives.
http://on.nyc.gov/12IIeFc

CME Group – SUMMER INTERNSHIP – GOVERNMENT RELATIONS, Chicago, IL
CME Group, the world’s largest and most diverse futures exchange, is actively involved in discussions and day-to-day operations of international, federal, and state government. Gain an understanding of the relationship between the business community and government sector, and the interactions and involvement with the different levels of government. Some knowledge of knowledge of political science, economics, political economy, and the financial markets required.
http://bit.ly/10MkZVw

Feeding America – INTERNSHIP (Open deadline), Chicago, IL
Help the largest domestic hunger-relief charity in the U.S. with government relations work including data collection and analysis, report production, lobbying, network surveys, and other special projects.
http://bit.ly/YLG3gR

National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) – SUMMER INTERNSHIP, Washington, DC
Expand your knowledge of issues and areas that impact the work of state health policymakers. Work in topics ranging from children’s health coverage and health reform to eligibility and enrollment. This is a paid position.
http://bit.ly/1544BWd

Public Policy Productions – SUMMER DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION INTERN (POST-GRADUATE), Palisades, NY
Award winning documentary production company seeks intern with strong organizational and writing skills. Must be able to take initiative and work independently.  Applicants should also have a demonstrated interest in film, journalism, or public policy.
http://bit.ly/16Ryp4H

Public Speaking Workshop – PROGRAM, Friday, April 26 at 6:30 PM, Class of 1930 Room, Rockefeller Center
Master the basics of communicating as a leader — from eye contact, hand gestures,  and posture to reading body language. Learn effective messaging strategies. Workshop led by Dr. Susan Miller.
http://bit.ly/10T2q2i

Responsible Wealth – RESPONSIBLE WEALTH INTERN, Open, Boston, MA
Work for national nonprofit that puts a spotlight on the dangers of growing income and wealth inequality. Responsible Wealth, a project of UFE, is a network of business owners, investors and inheritors in the top 5% of the US economy who are willing to use their voices to promote greater economic fairness. Help with member outreach, research, social media and other special projects. Part-time and full-time internships available.
http://bit.ly/17rbj88

The Korea Society – INTERNSHIP, POLICY & CORPORATE PROGRAMS (Spring/Summer 2013), New York, NY
Track and research current developments in and around the Korean Peninsula. This position requires a background in international economics or business and a familiarity with Asian Pacific issues. Must have strong research, writing and editing skills and be familiar with social media.
http://bit.ly/XDsnWJ

American Job Center – RESOURCE
New site providing a single access point  for key federal programs and critical local resources to help people find a job, identify training programs, and tap into resources to gain skills in growing industries.
http://1.usa.gov/ZhE40t

U.S. Government Office of Personnel Management – RESOURCE
Interested in an internship or full-time job post-graduation? The government’s programs have recently changed. This fact sheet will give you an overview of how to search for Federal positions.
http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-authorities/students-recent-graduates/#url=Program-Fact-Sheets

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Check out the government/policy webpage at http://www.dartmouth.edu/~csrc/explore/careers/govt.html

Make an appointment by calling 603-646-2215

CAREER BLITZ: Government & Public Policy

1. Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Klindt/Dye Internship – (Apply by March 31), Washington, D.C.
2. U.S. Government Office of Personnel Management – Resource
3. U.S. Supreme Court Judicial Internship – Internships (Apply by March 10), Washington, D.C.
4. ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project – Internships (Now accepting applications), New York, NY
5. American Enterprise Institute – Internships (April 1), Washington, D.C.
6. Audubon Society – Internships (Now accepting applications), Washington, D.C.
7. Center for American Progress – Internships (Feb. 17), Washington, D.C.
8. Manhattan Institute for Policy Research – Internships (Apply by March 4), Washington, D.C.
9. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association – Internships (Apply by March 4), Washington, D.C.
10. Partnership for Public Service Fellows Program – Fellowships (Apply by March 8), Washington, D.C.
11. Sierra Club – Internships (Now accepting applications), Washington, D.C.
12. The Fund for American Studies Eben Tisdale Public Policy Fellowship – Fellowships (March 15), Washington, D.C.

Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Klindt/Dye Internship, Washington, D.C.
Help Democratic candidates and caucuses while gaining valuable political experience. As many as four internships are offered each summer. Some of duties will be administrative, but interns are also given substantive projects based on the interests and current office needs.
http://bit.ly/Y9VhZI

U.S. Government Office of Personnel Management – Resource
Interested in an internship or full-time job post-graduation? The government’s programs have recently changed. This fact sheet will give you an overview of how to search for Federal positions.
http://1.usa.gov/WZ2tZl

U.S. Supreme Court Judicial Internship – Internships, Washington, D.C.
Have an interest in law, management, and the social sciences? Gain exposure to the field of judicial administration through work in the Office of the Counselor to the Chief Justice. Interns may also participate in the diverse research. Open to advanced undergraduates and graduating seniors who have interests in law, management, and social sciences
http://1.usa.gov/YojNoU

ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project – Internships, New York, NY
Learn about public policy while protecting women’s rights. Conducting factual research on issues relating to civil liberties and reproductive freedom, assist with the archiving of case files and advocacy materials, and work on other projects as assigned.
http://bit.ly/X5gL99

American Enterprise Institute – Internships, Washington, D.C.
The American Enterprise Institute, a public policy think tank, offers internships year-round for students interested in working on economic policy, foreign and defense policy, social and political studies, public relations, The American online magazine, publications editing, marketing, government relations, and communications.
http://bit.ly/s36bTR

Audubon Society – Internships, Washington, D.C.
Gain real-world policy experience — an inside look at Congress, hands-on work with one of the conservation community’s most extensive grassroots programs, and an intriguing exposure to the network of federal agencies in D.C. Work side-by-side with Audubon’s highly skilled lobbyists, policy advocates, and grassroots team to develop a range of lobbying, policy, and outreach skills.
http://bit.ly/UasR3V

Center for American Progress – Internships, Washington, D.C.
Intern for progressive public policy research and advocacy think tank. Engage with the Center’s policy experts and participate in activities including research, writing, administrative tasks, conferences and web-based projects.
http://bit.ly/VpRWn8

Manhattan Institute for Policy Research – Internships, Washington, D.C.
A unique work experience at a right-of-center think tank with a free market perspective. Gain broad exposure to MI’s work by contributing editing, administrative, and research skills directly to various MI departments. Internships available year-round.
http://bit.ly/UWg4xA

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association – Internships, Washington, D.C.
Work on behalf of America’s cattlemen and women in Washington, D.C. Interns work alongside NCBA’s lobbying team, regulatory experts, communications team and political action committee to ensure legislative and regulatory actions taken inside the nation’s Beltway don’t cause harm to the cattle industry.
http://bit.ly/z5Zsmb

Partnership for Public Service Fellows Program – Fellowships, Washington, D.C.
Transforming the way government works while developing professional skills through a Fellowship with the Partnership for Public Service. Fellows’ duties vary but often include event planning and execution, conducting research, writing and preparing correspondence, and conducting outreach to external partners, such as government agencies and colleges and universities.
http://bit.ly/UAbxnM

Sierra Club – Internships, Washington, D.C.
Help Sierra Club’s legislative office monitor legislative activities and public policy decisions of environmental concern, while also educating Congress, the public, and Sierra Club members on environmental quality. Work ranges from research and preparing brief materials to writing summaries and fact sheets.
http://bit.ly/pUBQbh

The Fund for American Studies Eben Tisdale Public Policy Fellowship – Fellowships, Washington, D.C.
Create a brighter, more prosperous future by preparing young people for leadership and teaching them the ideas of freedom and a free-market economy. Explore current public policy issues of critical importance to the high technology sector of the economy. The Fellowship programs includes a full-time 8 week public policy internship with a high-tech company, firm or trade association, and weekly issues seminar lunches hosted by Tisdale sponsors.
http://bit.ly/7VXkEE

2/28 & 3/1 Tuck Conference on the Power of Incentives (Apply Now!)

Apply now to attend. Applications due 2/13.

 

Every year, MBA students at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business organize and host a conference that examines the impact of a selected initiative on business and society. This year, the conference examines the influence that incentives can play in improving the quality of life across sectors — from healthcare and education to clean energy and social change.

The conference organizers have graciously offered up to 30 undergraduates the opportunity to attend the conference for free. The application process for an invitation is simple — review the conference website, and tell us:

  • Why you want to attend,
  • What you hope to gain from the experience,
  • And how you hope to connect what you learn to your career.To apply, click here.

All applications are due by Wednesday, February 13. Invites will be issued by February 20. (If you have to miss a session or two during class, that’s okay!)

 

Want to Work in National Security? Sign Up Now for Virtual Career Fair 2/26

Meet the Intelligence Community Online!

The United States Intelligence Community (IC), an integrated network of agencies that work together to protect our nation’s security, is seeking a culturally diverse, technologically savvy and skilled workforce for exciting careers in a number of fields.

 

Attend the IC Virtual Career Fair to explore career opportunities, chat with recruiters and subject matter experts, and learn how to apply for job openings.

Participating agencies include:

 

Learn about programs and interact with recruiters and hiring managers from the comfort of your computer or mobile device:

Tuesday, February 26, 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. ET
Registration is now open.

To sign up, go to ICVirtualFair.com

Space is limited! To guarantee your entrance into this event, pre-register now.

Banner for the Intelligence Community Virtual Career Fair with Seals from the U.S. Intelligence Community

CAREER BLITZ: Government & Public Policy

Topics Include:

  1. U.S. Department of State Student Experience, SUMMER  2013
  2. West Wing Writers, Speechwriting INTERN (DC)
  3. Public Policy and Leadership Conference, Harvard Kennedy School
  4. The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights; SPRING INTERNSHIP (DC)
  5. US Pacific Command; INTERNSHIPS (Hawaii)
  6. CITY OF SAN ANTONIO (TX), Economic Development Dept. – International Section INTERN
  7. Texas Council on Family Violence, Policy Analyst JOB (Austin, TX)
  8. Community Rejuvenation Project, Research Assistant INTERN (Oakland, CA)
  9. Women’s Foreign Policy Group, Communications PAID INTERNSHIP (DC)
  10. Stand for Children Illinois, Advocacy INTERNSHIP (Chicago, IL)

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1. U.S. Department of State Student Experience, SUMMER  2013

Program offers U.S. citizen undergrad AND grad students the opportunity to participate in 10-week, unpaid internships. Internships are available at many of the over 265 U.S. embassies, consulates and missions to international organizations around the world, as well as at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and other locations throughout the U.S.   DEADLINE: NOV 2  http://1.usa.gov/RPb5i5

2. West Wing Writers, Speechwriting INTERN (DC)

West Wing is looking for people who love to write and are excellent researchers; people who are creative, curious, thoughtful, motivated, and dependable. As an intern, you’ll get an insider’s view of the speechwriting profession and be an integral part of the team.  DEADLINE: NOV 1 (for winter/spring internships).  http://bit.ly/QJQHzb

3. Public Policy and Leadership Conference, Harvard Kennedy School

The conference aims to inform about opportunities for graduate study and careers in both domestic and international public policy.  Only first and second year undergrad students are eligible to apply.

The conference is free of charge – all expenses are covered by HKS.  DEADLINE: NOV 16 http://hvrd.me/RPbt00

4. The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights; SPRING INTERNSHIP (DC)

For students interested in civil and human rights, public service, advocacy, journalism and online communications, real-world work experience in the policy arena. DEADLINE: DEC 1  http://bit.ly/Rk6rKO

5. US Pacific Command; INTERNSHIPS (Hawaii)

U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM), together with other U.S. Government agencies, protects and defends the United States, its territories, Allies, and interests. Current openings will be advertised on the website under the application materials tab. Sample of positions include: Software Development, Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies, Information Technology, JIATF West Chemist, Public Diplomacy.  http://bit.ly/S0PH94

6. CITY OF SAN ANTONIO (TX), Economic Development Dept. – International Section INTERN

Sample tasks include: assist with international business development. Collects and organizes research data on trade flows, FDI flows, targeted industries and companies as directed by staff.  Posted on Dartboard:  (Job ID: 14266)  http://bit.ly/Y2Q4Uv

7. Texas Council on Family Violence, Policy Analyst JOB (Austin, TX)

TCFV works to end violence against women through partnerships, advocacy and direct services for women, children and men. The policy team works to change legislature to better serve Texas victims.  http://bit.ly/Tk6PJY

8. Community Rejuvenation Project, Research Assistant INTERN (Oakland, CA)

For students interested in urban policy. Conduct in-depth research on topics related to urban renewal policy and the role of art in community development.  http://bit.ly/SmCn1d

9. Women’s Foreign Policy Group, Communications PAID INTERNSHIP (DC)

WFPG is committed to global engagement and the promotion of leadership, visibility and participation of women in international affairs. DEADLINE: NOV 25  http://bit.ly/Rk6E0G

10. Stand for Children Illinois, Advocacy INTERNSHIP (Chicago, IL)

Their mission is to ensure that all children, regardless of their background, graduate from high school prepared for, and with access to, a college education. Sample tasks include: perform analysis of communities and political districts; prepare briefing materials; attend stakeholder meetings.  DEADLINE: DEC 1   http://bit.ly/TK3sbk

Check out the government/policy webpage at http://bit.ly/Q8iRUf

Make an appointment by calling 603-646-2215

Career Blitz: Environmental

TOPICS INCLUDE

  1. Environmental Protection Agency Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) – FELLOWSHIP (2 Yrs) (Nationwide)
  2. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – FELLOWSHIP (2 Yrs) (Nationwide)
  3. WorldWatch Institute – INTERNSHIP (3 Months) (Washington, DC)
  4. Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association – INTERNSHIP  (Washington, DC)
  5. The Nature Conservancy – SUMMER INTERNSHIP (Richmond, VA)
  6. Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) INTERNSHIP  (Massachusetts)
  7. Environmental Protection in the Carribean (EPIC) – WINTER INTERNSHIP (St. Maarten, Carribbean)
  8. Environmental Law Institute – INTERNSHIP  (Washington, DC)
  9. Tips on Finding an Informational Interview – ADVICE  (Video from UPenn)

1.      Environmental Protection Agency Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) – FELLOWSHIP (Nationwide) Are you a sophomore or junior studying Environmental Studies? The EPA is awarding 40 new fellowships.  Receive up to $20,700 per year of undergraduate study and $6,800 for an internship at an EPA facility during the summer junior year. Deadline to apply is December 5. http://1.usa.gov/QdxPaO

2.      National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – FELLOWSHIP (Nationwide) The Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program provides funding to increase training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education. Money is provided for up to two academic years (Junior and Senior) as well as a paid internship with NOAA. http://1.usa.gov/SPJs6D

3.      WorldWatch Institute – INTERNSHIP (Washington, DC)
Serve as an integral member of WorldWatch’s Climate and Energy team. Intern priorites range from building and analyzing low-carbon development scenarios for low- and middle-income countries to contributing to our economic modeling work, estimating Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE) as part of Sustainable Energy Roadmap projects for Caribbean countries. http://wapo.st/QR4pBH

4.      Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association – INTERNSHIP (Washington, DC)
Policy & Communications Intern. Gain hands-on experience in energy, environmental and technology communications, marketing and public policy. Be a part of a small, hardworking team in a campaign atmosphere. Your work will range from attending congressional hearings and briefings to grass roots outreach, research and writing items for publication. A travel stipend will be provided.
http://wapo.st/SML3QM

5.      The Nature Conservancy – SUMMER INTERNSHIP (Richmond, VA)
Help TNC build a broader constituency for conservation, and reach and engage audiences new to TNC and young professionals in our target markets. Travel to public TNC preserves, interview conservation staff, and write about and capture on film what you see. Create short web articles and video “shorts” on each trip, and help promote through social media. http://bit.ly/R4JZSS

6.      Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) – INTERNSHIP  – VOLUNTEER (Massachusetts) Receive education, training, hands-on experience, supervision, and networking opportunities. Opportunities may include participation in statewide conferences, trainings, and/or workshops. Field trips, brown-bag lunch and a project concluding with a formal presentation are all active components of the internship experience. http://1.usa.gov/VXyn8O

7.      Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC) – INTERNSHIP – WINTER (St. Maarten, Caribbean) Provide interactive presentations and field trips to primary and secondary school students about the importance of environmental issues. A $50 stipend/week and reimbursement for travel on-island is provided. Unfortunately, you need to get to St. Maarten on your own dime! http://bit.ly/QSbQZi

8.      Environmental Law Institute – INTERNSHIP (Washington, DC) Support the research and publications departments of the Institute, working directly with staff attorneys, editors, scientists, and economists on projects ranging from biodiversity and air quality to international environmental policy. http://bit.ly/UHk6iz

9.      Tips on Finding an Informational Interview – ADVICE
Tips from a Upenn Environmental Studies Major on how to research, network and apply for environmental internships. http://bit.ly/VOSQhE

Want more leads? Check out the resources listed on our Environmental page.

CAREER BLITZ: Government & Public Policy

Topics Include:

  1. Bank Information Center (BIC), Legislative INTERNSHIP
  2. Running Start, Star FELLOWSHIP (DC)
  3. Defense Intelligence Agency, Summer INTERNSHIP Program-Mission Enabler (DC)
  4. Reason, PAID INTERNSHIPS (DC)
  5. CSIS, Program Coordinator/Research Assistant -Middle East Program-POST GRAD (DC)
  6. RAND Corporation, Research Assistant-POST GRAD (Santa Monica, CA)
  7. Office of United States Trade Representative-Student Internship Program
  8. 4th annual Student Forum on Global Learning
  9. U.S. Department of Justice-Environment and Natural Resources Division-Law and Policy Section

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1.Bank Information Center (BIC), Legislative INTERNSHIP

BIC partners with civil society actors in developing and transition countries to influence the World Bank and other international financial institutions (IFIs) to promote social and economic justice and ecological sustainability. DEADLINE: OCT 15   http://bit.ly/SJ7fLy

2. Running Start, Star FELLOWSHIP (DC)

This program brings together college women (juniors/seniors/or recent grads) from across the country to intern on Capitol Hill. Each semester seven college women are placed in offices to intern for a female Representative or Senator. Housing and a stipend are provided.  DEADLINE: OCT 17    http://bit.ly/TmQLsg

3. Defense Intelligence Agency, Summer INTERNSHIP Program-Mission Enabler (DC)

Gain practical work experience in the areas of analysis, research, report writing and oral briefings, policy development, program management, and computer applications related to the intelligence field. Interns are appointed from June through August, as full-time, temporary employees. DEADLINE: OCT 31  http://1.usa.gov/OOM89z

4. Reason, PAID INTERNSHIPS (DC)

The job includes reporting and writing for Reason and Reason Online, and helping with research, proofreading, and other tasks. Previous interns have gone on to work at such places as The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, ABC News, and Reason itself. Interns work for 10 weeks and receive a $5,000 stipend.  DEADLINE: NOV 13   http://bit.ly/SI8xEM

5. CSIS, Program Coordinator/Research Assistant -Middle East Program-POST GRAD (DC)

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a non-profit, bipartisan public policy organization providing strategic insights and practical policy solutions to decision makers concerned with global security and prosperity.  http://bit.ly/SI8yZa

6. RAND Corporation, Research Assistant-POST GRAD (Santa Monica, CA)

Research Assistants’ tasks include data collection, preparation and analysis; support to modeling and simulation; computer programming; literature reviews; preparation of draft documents; and presentations and coordination of work among project team members. Research Assistants may travel with project teams and may have the opportunity to co-author reports and journal articles.  http://bit.ly/Q8PWj5

7. Office of United States Trade Representative-Student Internship Program

The student intern program at USTR is a year-round, volunteer program in which undergraduate and graduate students gain knowledge and experience on U.S. trade policy. Assignments may include research, analysis, statistics, coordination of briefing books, report preparation, meeting and conference planning, letter writing, and covering meetings, hearings, and/or legislative markups.  http://1.usa.gov/SYPBxT

8. 4th annual Student Forum on Global Learning

Provides the opportunity for you to share with the Dartmouth community an experience or project that explores the interconnectedness of global issues, that reflects critically upon learning that happened in a global context, or that enhanced your sense of self and other cultures through a cross-cultural experience.  Proposals DUE: OCT 14  http://bit.ly/SI8Csb

9. U.S. Department of Justice-Environment and Natural Resources Division-Law and Policy Section

The Law and Policy Section (LPS) advise and assist the Assistant Attorney General on legal and policy issues.

DUTIES:attend congressional hearings and report on environmental legislation; research legal and policy issues; and provide support for the section’s amicus litigation. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, pass a background check, and be willing to commit about 30 hours per week.  Must either be enrolled as undergrad during internship, or planning on returning to school in the time period following the conclusion of the internship.

TO APPLY: email, fax, or mail  cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, and 3-5 page writing sample (may be an excerpt from a longer paper on any topic) to:

Sarah Lu
Environment and Natural Resources Division / LPS
P.O. Box 7415
Ben Franklin Station
Washington, DC 20044-7415
Fax: (202) 514-4231
Email: sarah.lu@usdoj.gov

Deadline: OCT 21. (Specify in your cover letter what dates and what hours you are available)

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Check out the government/policy webpage at http://bit.ly/Q8iRUf

Make an appointment with an Advisor by calling 603-646-2215