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Current Job/Scholarship/Internship Opportunities

Current Job/Scholarship/Internship Opportunities

Current Job/Scholarship/Internship Opportunities

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Green Corps Fellowship Opportunity

Green Corps – The Field School for Environmental Organizing

Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day.

Learn more about Green Corps’ paid environmental organizing fellowship.

Application Deadline: March 31st, 2023

The planet needs all the help it can get. To win now and build a strong foundation for lasting progress, we need people who know how to organize: to run organizations and campaigns that will inspire the support and action we need to save our environment. Our program starts with intensive classroom training. You learn about issues and campaigns, organizing theory and principles, and skills from recruiting volunteers to staging a media event. Then, you move to a more hands-on experience. You make a difference on important campaigns to transition our country to clean energy, protect wildlife, and more. For example, Lauren Karpinski, an organizer from the Green Corps Class of 2019, brought together a coalition of 40 groups that helped win a landmark solar energy bill in Arkansas.

We’re accepting the top 20 candidates for our 2023-2024 program. Graduates will join our more than 400 alumni who are leading environmental campaigns and organizations across the country. If you’re passionate about the environment and ready to learn and practice the craft of organizing, apply and learn more. Green Corps’ year-long program begins in August 2023 with introductory classroom training, and continues with field placements in multiple locations across the U.S. Candidates must be willing to relocate. Please contact Renee Wellman at with additional questions.

Green Corps is part of The Public Interest Network, which operates and supports organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world and a  strategic approach to social change. Visit to learn more. Green Corps is an equal opportunity employer. The target annual compensation for this position is $31,500 (but compensation may range between $31,500 and $39,000 depending on location). Green Corps’ benefits package includes medical insurance for employees and dependents, needs-based student loan assistance, commuter benefit program, sick pay (60-72 hours/year depending on location), and 80 hours (2 weeks) of accrued vacation. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.

Renee Wellman

Executive Director

Green Corps


(c) 317-999-5213


U.S. Helsinki Commission’s Summer Fellowship Opportunity

My name is Beth Wiesinger, and I am the Communications Fellow for the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission).

I wanted to reach out to let you know about our Max Kampelman Fellowship which occurs for the fall, spring, and summer sessions. We usually have 2 Policy Fellows and 1 Communications fellow each term. We pay $25/per hour for an expected 30 hours per week. Our fellows are mainly graduate school students, recent undergraduates, and undergraduates with extensive internship experience. This would be a fantastic opportunity for those majoring in political science, international studies, or marketing/communications student for the Communications Fellow role. Please add this opportunity to your newsletters/career center pages!

Applications (resume, cover letter, transcript, writing sample) for the summer term are due March 31st and must be sent through email to  More information here:

Our LinkedIn post:

Our Handshake Job ID #7575406 (School must approve the job for students to see the post)

Please feel free to email me with any questions.

Take care,

Beth Wiesinger

Max Kampelman Communications Fellow

U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission)

W: 202-225-6544 | C: 202-480-3427


Johns Hopkins University CTY Summer 2023 Jobs

Here is an excellent opportunity for undergraduate students in your department who may be interested in summer employment as a politics teaching assistant with the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY) summer programs. CTY offers challenging academic programs for highly talented elementary, middle, and high school students from across the country and around the world. Information regarding our summer program positions can be found at On-Campus Summer Programs Employment | Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) (

Greenlee Partners Summer 2023 Internship Opportunity

Greenlee Partners, a government affairs firm located in Harrisburg, PA, is currently considering candidates for our summer internship. We offer a paid, in-person, internship to students or recent graduates looking to gain practical experience in state politics. Greenlee Partners is a premier lobbying firm with a historic reputation in Pennsylvania’s State Capitol and beyond. 

Our internship is open to any student or recent graduate interested in Business/Business Administration, Political Science and Government, Public Relations, Research and Development, and/or Law, and other majors. 

We appreciate your time and distribution of this material. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us (info listed below). This opening will also be posted on Handshake.

We are looking for candidates with relatively open and flexible schedules, who would be available between 8am and 5pm on non-session days, and 8am-5pm or later on session days. 

We’ve outlined the current session days for the PA Senate and House. Please be aware that these days are subject to change, and it is likely that more days will be added throughout the summer.

Our summer internship starts mid-May and continues through August. Thus, interested candidates can expect a start date around the second or third week of May.


We are accepting resumes and cover letters for our fall internship until April 6th, 2023.


Select candidates should expect pre-screening phone calls with a representative from our firm on April 10th, 11th, and 12th.    


Candidates selected for interviews should expect to interview with members of our firm throughout April. If selected for an interview, in-person and virtual interviews will be offered: April 12th, 13th, 14th, 17th, and 18th 




May             22, 23, 24

June             5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30




June             5, 6, 7, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30


Interested applicants should follow up with Madison Stromswold and Becca Zelner via email ( and with their resume and cover letter.  


Becca Zelner


Greenlee Partners, LLC 

Cell: 570-406-4939

Office: 717-236-0443


Madison Stromswold                                                 

Associate | Greenlee Partners, LLC

Cell: 406-670-0988

Office: 717-236-0443


PA Congressional Internships

Our office’s current intern Catherine Clancy generated this great table of PA Congressional offices and their internship links, some having due dates listed for summer and fall. These offices often have both DC and District-based internships each semester, so even students not interested in heading to DC have opportunities.

Pennsylvania Congressional Internships

State & District


Due date

Internship Link


Robert Casey Jr. (D)



John Fetterman (D)

N/A yet


Brian Fitzpatrick (R)



Brendan Boyle (D)


Dwight Evans (D)


Madeleine Dean (D)



Mary Gay Scanlon (D)



Chrissy Houlahan (D)



Susan Wild (D)


Matt Cartwright (D)


Daniel Meuser (R)


Scott Perry (R)



Lloyd Smucker (R)



Summer Lee (D)


John Joyce (R)


Guy Reschenthaler (R)


Glenn Thompson (R)


Mike Kelly (R)


Chris Deluzio (D)

House Agriculture Committee


Amanda Wintersteen

Assistant Vice President for Federal Relations

Office of Government and Community Relations

117 Old Main, University Park, PA 16802

814-932-5587 (c)



Summer Teaching Positions Available 

Teach Reading Classes to Students of All Ages 

Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2023 

The Institute of Reading Development is now hiring summer teachers for our reading programs for students of all ages. In these programs we combine skills instruction with the experience of reading and discussing really good books. We help our students develop strong fluency and comprehension skills. Our mission is to inspire a lifelong love of reading. 

This is a great opportunity to do challenging and meaningful work in a supportive environment. Teaching experience is valuable but not necessary, and we do not require teaching certification. We welcome your application, whether you are an upcoming or recent college grad, a graduate student, or a current teacher.  

Our Teachers:  

  • Earn between $600-$700 per week. 
  • Receive comprehensive paid training and ongoing support.  
  • Gain over 250 hours of experience teaching their own classes to students from 4-year-olds to adults. 

Schedule Details and Commitment: 

  • 10-week seasonal commitment: 3 weeks of paid training followed by 6-7 weeks of teaching. 
  • 37-42 hours per week. 
  • Schedules consist of five days of teaching per week, including both weekend days. 
  • Flexible start dates throughout May and June. Please see the application for more details.  
  • Entry-level position, with opportunities for continued employment with the Institute after the summer. 

Successful Institute Teachers: 

  • Have strong reading skills and read fiction for pleasure. 
  • Are responsible and hard-working, with strong communication and organizational skills. 
  • Are comfortable and confident with technology. 
  • Have a bachelor’s degree or higher. 
  • Are active, patient, and supportive with students and parents. 

We teach most of our students online and hire remote teachers throughout the country. In select metropolitan regions we also offer in-person classes on the campuses of our partner universities.  Teaching schedules in these regions may include both online and in-person classes. To apply, click on the appropriate link below:  

We look forward to reading your application soon.  

Learn more about us and our reading programs at 


Opportunity at the White House for Recent Graduates

The White House Office of Presidential Correspondence (OPC) is expanding our team of hard-working Americans who are committed to public service. OPC serves as the eyes and ears of the White House by connecting the American people with President Biden by responding to letters, emails, and gifts; sending greetings to commemorate special life milestones; and facilitating federal casework assistance. OPC also works to amplify the voices of the American people directly to the President, across digital channels, and with White House policy, speechwriting, and communications teams to help tell the story of the impact the Biden Administration is having in the lives of people across the nation.Possible junior roles ($48,000 annual salary) include:Writer — writing letters to the American peopleCasework Analyst — coordinating with Federal agencies to respond to constituent needsMail Analyst — overseeing the physical mail and email processes, including managing interns and volunteersGifts Analyst — processing gifts, coordinating with agencies to appropriately archiveIf you’re interested, or if you know someone who might be, please pass along resumes to


Volunteer Positions for Donald Mason’s office

Donald Mason is running for mayor of Hazleton, PA. There are several internship positions available:

VOLUNTEER COORDINATORThe duties of the Volunteer Coordinator involves working with and supervising Block Captains. The Volunteer Coordinator will also help organize all aspects of volunteering, from recruiting new volunteers to promoting opportunities for people who want more hours in their schedule. In this position you will also be responsible for keeping our campaign’s leadership informed on administrative changes, schedule changes, and continued training requirements of our volunteers.BLOCK CAPTAINSServing as a Block Captain means you are responsible for coordinating with volunteers within your appointed demographic areas to assist in the election processes.COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTORThe job of the Communications Director is to set the tone for messaging and portray our organization’s values. As the Communications Director you will be responsible for establishing relationships with media outlets, developing strategic marketing plans and handling public relations issues that arise internally or externally.CAMPAIGN MANAGERThe job of the Campaign Manager is tomanage all staff and volunteers with campaign assignments in analyzing, organizing and executing the annual campaign effort. Develops and executes work plans for assigned campaign responsibilities, establishes performance measures, monitors results and produce evidence that demonstrates the effectiveness of their workplace Campaign. PUBLIC AFFAIRS DIRECTORThe job of the Public Affairs Director combines government relations, media communications, issue management, corporate and social responsibility, information dissemination and strategic communications advice. The Public Affairs Coordinator will aim to influence public policy, build and maintain a strong reputation and find common ground with stakeholders. COMMUNITY LIAISONThe Community Liaison is responsible for managing the communication between local institutions and community citizens. and coordinate with members of the community to talk about their needs and concerns, directing them to the organizations with plans on improving the people’s lifestyles. Additionally, the duties of the Community liaison will be to interact with community leaders at all levels to identify their concerns which can then become key action points for Donald mason to incorporate as Hazleton’s future mayor in 2024.



Campaign to Elect Jeff Brown for Mayor of Philadelphia 2023

The Campaign to Elect Jeff Brown for Mayor of Philadelphia 2023 has an immediate FT, paid job opportunity for an exceptional December or recent grad with a passion for progressive politics.  Do any standout students come to mind?  We would be so grateful if you could pass this job opportunity along to anyone for whom it might be a good fit.  I’ve attached a copy of the job posting below.  This person would work directly with Jeff.The pay is $3,500 per month, commensurate with experience.  Anyone interested should send their resume and cover letter to me at


Summer Diplomacy Scholarships

The Washington International Diplomatic Academy’s summer course is a unique practical professional training program that introduces undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, to careers in international diplomacy by allowing them to learn from and work with career ambassadors with decades of experience.

The program covers the fundamentals of diplomatic practice and focuses on real-world aspects of work in embassies, consulates, government agencies, international organizations and global NGOs. The instructors are professional diplomats who have served in dozens of countries around the world. They teach the skills they learned by practicing diplomacy and managing international relations, with simulation exercises and case studies derived from their own careers. They offer insight into policy-making and implementation, diplomatic protocol, the functions and management of embassies and consulates, diplomatic reporting and writing, negotiation and mediation, political and economic tradecraft, public diplomacy, cross-cultural communication and other competencies.

Deadline for early admission: 31 January 2023 (decision by 20 February 2023)

Deadline for regular admission: 31 March 2023 (decision by 30 April 2023)

Please click here for more details and to apply.


David Sears

Washington International Diplomatic Academy