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Current Job/Scholarship/Internship Opportunities

Current Job/Scholarship/Internship Opportunities

Current Job/Scholarship/Internship Opportunities

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FKD Memorial Fellowship at the U.S. Department of State

Applications are OPEN to all majors for the Frasure-Kruzel-Drew Memorial Fellowship at the U.S. Department of State!

The Frasure-Kruzel-Drew (FKD) Memorial Fellowship is a paid full-time, two-year career development opportunity sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement (PM/WRA) and administered by the Center for International Stabilization and Recovery (CISR) at James Madison University. The fellows will serve in PM/WRA’s Washington, D.C. office and gain valuable experience in managing international security and humanitarian assistance-related programs.

Please share this opportunity with interested seniors, graduate students and recent graduates (post August 2019).

Applications are due November 10, 2022 by 5:00PM EST.


Brenna Matlock

FKD Recruitment Coordinator

Thank you for your time!


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

Job Opportunity at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – Director’s Financial Analyst

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is recruiting this fall for the Director’s Financial Analyst (DFA) position, and we want to encourage graduating seniors and recent graduates to apply. 

Information about the DFA Program and upcoming recruiting events are included in the message below. Visit the CFPB webpage at for more information and to apply during the live application window.  


This unique, two-year rotational fellowship sits at the intersection of the federal government and the financial services industry. Designed to engage recent college graduates in meaningful public service work, DFAs are given the opportunity to hone analytical and problem-solving skills while helping to ensure all households have access to markets for consumer financial products and services that are fair, transparent, and competitive.  

As a DFA, you will complete two year-long developmental rotations in different divisions across the CFPB. These rotations are designed to provide exposure to the analysis, strategy, research, policy development, supervision, enforcement, and rulemaking activities taking place across the agency. In a short period of time, DFAs will play an integral role in everything the CFPB does, from rigorous data-driven policy creation and market monitoring to supervision of market participants. 


The DFA program is recruiting for full-time fellowship positions that begin in June 2023.  

Recent graduates who will have received an undergraduate degree on or after April 1, 2020 and before June 20, 2023 are eligible to apply. Those interested should apply at during the live application window on USAJobs.  

The application will be open from Tuesday, November 1 through Monday, November 28.  

If you have questions or want to be notified when the application becomes available, students and alumni can send an email expressing interest to You can also reach out to me at to hear more about my experiences as a DFA. 


The Bureau will be hosting virtual informational webinars about the DFA Program conducted over Webex. You will need to register to attend. The webinar will provide an overview of the DFA job position and application process, allowing time for questions. We will also be hosting drop-in Open House sessions where the DFA Program Recruiting team will answer any remaining questions. These sessions will take place on the following dates:  

Webinar Session 1: Tuesday, October 18, 2022 (5:00 – 6:00pm ET) 

WebEx Link: Register here 

Open House Session 1: Wednesday, October 19, 2022 (1:00 – 3:00pm ET) 

Microsoft Teams Link: Join here 

Webinar Session 2: Wednesday, November 9, 2022 (5:00 – 6:00pm ET) 

WebEx Link: Register here 

Open House Session 2: Thursday, November 10, 2022 (1:00 – 3:00pm ET) 

Microsoft Teams Link: Join here 

Fully Remote Internship Opportunity with Allan Fung for Congress Campaign

Allan Fung’s campaign for Congress is looking for individuals interested in joining our team
ahead of the upcoming General Election on November 8th.
Rhode Island’s 2nd Congressional District is a race with national implications, and is one of only
30 “toss up” races in 2022, generally considered the most important battlegrounds in the
country. Mayor Fung has received national coverage, and with all eyes on RI-2, Political
Science students have a chance to be on the frontlines.

This flexible, fully remote internship opportunity includes the chance to earn college credits
and letters of recommendation, all from the comfort of your own home.

The responsibilities for this internship entail:
• Voter outreach
• Campaign communication
• Polling assistance
• Data management and collection

This internship will be a rewarding opportunity for college students with flexible schedules and
an interest in politics, law, and government who want to gain rare and valuable experience in a battleground race.

Interested individuals can send their resumes or questions to

The Borgen Project Internships

The Borgen Project is currently looking for college students to intern in various roles with the organization. Here is a link with the current openings and descriptions: 

“Alright, for those of you who aren’t familiar with The Borgen Project, it’s an innovative, national campaign that is working to reduce extreme poverty. The organization has volunteer and internship openings right now. The full details are at, but they’re looking for Writers, Editors and Political Affairs Interns. And the website again is, that’s b-o-r-g-e-n-project dot org. Thank you!”

Opening in Paterno Library

Andrew Dudash, PLSC Librarian announced that they have an immediate opening.

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.

2023 APSA Ralph Bunche Summer Institute (RBSI) Program

APSA is now accepting applications for the 2023 Ralph Bunche Summer Institute. The RBSI is an intensive five-week program designed to introduce undergraduate juniors to the world of doctoral study in political science. The 2023 institute will be held May 28 – June 29 at Duke University.

Students participating in the program take two courses for transferrable credit – one in quantitative analysis and one in race and American politics. Students also receive an introduction to the demands of graduate school, learn political science research methods, and participate in a graduate school recruitment fair. Top students in the program will also be given the opportunity to present their research at the 2023 APSA Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, California.

Applications are due January 23, 2023. Completed applications will include a resume, personal statement, and three letters of recommendation. Learn more about the program and application eligibility.


India Angelique Simmons (She/Her)

Program Associate, Diversity and Inclusion Programs

American Political Science Association

1527 New Hampshire Ave, NW


Opportunity for Pennsylvania Junior Interested in Politics and Public Policy

I’m reaching out on behalf of the Henry Clay Center to share information about an academic summer program opportunity for current college juniors.


Applications are open for the Henry Clay Center’s fully funded, public-policy summer program – the College Student Congress! This two-week program in Lexington, Kentucky, and Washington, D.C. is an ideal academic and professional experience for current college juniors (rising seniors) interested in politics, public policy, law, and government. 


The 13th annual College Student Congress will take place from May 15th – May 25th, 2023 and is hosted on the campuses of the University of Kentucky and Georgetown University.


Fifty-one students will be selected to attend – one student representing each state and the District of Columbia. Throughout the program, students will have opportunities to research and write public policy on current national issues, meet diverse peers from across the country, develop new interpersonal and leadership skills, and interact with guest speakers in Lexington and D.C. 


Each student receives a full scholarship to cover the cost of attendance, including transportation, housing, meals, and program materials.  Applications can be found on our website, and are available through January 2nd. 


Please find attached an informational flyer.We hope you will consider sharing this opportunity with your students. All academic majors are welcome to apply! 


Please feel free to contact me with any questions! 



Abby Didawick

Program Manager

Henry Clay Center


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


Spring internship in DC

The Office of Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson (PA-15) is accepting applications for Spring 2023 interns in his Washington, D.C. office. Applicants should be self-motivated and detail-oriented, as well as be able to successfully multitask in a fast-paced, professional environment. Duties include, but are not limited to: data entry, attending briefings, assisting with legislative research, and providing aid to staff members with various projects. A qualified candidate will have strong oral and written communication skills. Pennsylvania ties are preferred, but not required. Interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letter to with “Spring 2023 Internship” in the subject line. Please, no phone calls or walk-ins.



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)