Making a Living Making a Difference

March 1, 2017

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Events & Programs
  1. Federal Resume and Application Workshop led by J.J, National Park Director - TODAY!
  2. Making a Living, Making a Difference Symposium - Registration open now!!!
  3. International Development Case Competition - Application Deadline TODAY
  4. 8th University Scholars Leadership Symposium 2017 at United Nations in Bangkok
  5. Grant Thornton Case Competition


  1. "What to do if Your Day Job is Not your Passion"

  2. "4 Common Interview Missteps and Their Fixes"

Video of the Week

  1. Healthcare Lobbyist

Job Opportunities

  1. National NOW Action Center Summer Internships
  2. CIA Summer 2018 Internships - Start Applying NOW
  3. Engage Chicago - Summer Field Study Program
  4. Communications Paid Summer Internship - The Hatcher Group
  5. The New York State Office of the Attorney General's Division of Appeals and Opinions Fellowship (2 years)
  6. MDRC Job Openings & Summer Internship
  7. Development Assistant (Administrative Professional) - The New York Civil Liberties Union
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Federal Resume and Application Workshop - TODAY!

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Making a Living, Making a Difference Symposium - Registration open now:

Sign Up HERE!

36 Alums coming just to speak with you!

Panels in Environmental, International Development, Law, Mental Health, Museum, Policy, Public Health, Security/Intelligence, Social Justice, and Nonprofit careers. Plus, "How to Land a Legislative Job on Capitol Hill" Workshop and a networking reception!

Read every week for updated information. Make sure to add this event to your calendars now! This event was planned specifically for you guys!

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W&M's International Development Case Competition

WMGIC is an overnight, hack-a-thon style international development case competition that features categories in governance and policy, data and technology, and social entrepreneurship and business
When: Friday, March 24 - Saturday, March 25
Who: Teams of 3-5 students
Why: Meet professionals from USAID, network with peers, and win $500
Register online - Today is the deadline!

8th University Scholars Leadership Symposium 2017 at United Nations in Bangkok

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The 8th University Scholars Leadership Symposium 2017 at United Nations in Bangkok, Thailand is OPEN for registration!

They are looking for competent and compassionate student leaders with the following qualities to join us in this Leadership Development in Social Change:

1. Student Leaders who have demonstrated strong leadership potential and aspire to constantly learn from others to better themselves.

2. Student leaders who have an open mind and a genuine appreciation for different perspectives and individuals with different backgrounds, interests and ambitions.

3. Student leaders who show consideration for others and possess an interest to better society.

For more information visit their website or simply write in to

Grant Thornton Case Competition

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"What to do if Your Day Job is Not your Passion"

It's likely that your first job will not be your dream job, so check this article out to figure out ways to manage and navigate this potential frustration.

"4 Common Interview Missteps and Their Fixes"

You just left a first-round job interview and you can’t shake the feeling that you didn’t rock their proverbial world. We’ve all been there, and lucky for you, this article is here for a quick post-mortem.

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National NOW Action Center Summer Internships

This DC internship includes 7 teams: President's Office, Vice President's Office, Communications, National Action Program, Government Relations/Public Policy, Fundraising and Development, and Political Action Committee. For a full list of descriptions and to apply, see their website. Application deadline is March 3rd.

Generic Duties:

  • Frequent opportunities to organize and attend Congressional and U.S. Supreme Court hearings, press conferences, demonstrations, and rallies
  • Writing blog posts about current feminist and social justice issues
  • Attending NOW 101s: workshops with staff focusing on feminist issues and professional development
  • Lobbying members of Congress to support key legislation
  • Engaging with NOW’s grassroots members
  • *Summer interns attend and staff NOW’s annual conference

CIA Summer 2018 Internships

The CIA was on campus last week, and they informed us that the applications for NEXT summer (2018) are already live, and that you should be applying NOW. You have to look on each individual sector's webpage to find the information, but here's an example of one that actually opened back in December and will close March 15th!

Engage Chicago

Engage Chicago is an immersive field study program, designed to give undergraduate students a powerful summer learning experience in one of the world's most dynamic cities. Through academic coursework, hands-on experience at top organizations and institutions, thoughtful reflection, and a summer living with a vibrant community of peers, Engage Chicago is a unique opportunity for students to learn about a great city, about social change, and about themselves. It consists of six major components: an internship, coursework, fieldwork, a weekly seminar, living-learning community, weekly service projects with a concentration in either law, health, or community organizing. There's an online info session on March 28th at 6pm. Deadline to apply is April 3rd.

Communications Paid Summer Internship - The Hatcher Group

The Hatcher Group, a communications firm that works with nonprofits and foundations, is seeking a graduating college senior for a paid summer internship that could lead to a full-time associate position in our office in Bethesda, Md. Candidates must have outstanding writing, editing, media and social media skills.

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree by May 2017 and strong relevant work experience and should be highly organized, detail oriented and passionate about progressive policy issues. Candidates must have excellent skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint) and web research.

The candidate also should be a self-starter and team player with good people skills and a strong work ethic. The candidate should also be able to work on a schedule to meet tight deadlines and juggle multiple projects. The candidate should be a self-directed learner, curious, and have a good sense of humor.

Job duties

The intern will work with us on a variety of client projects. Tasks may include:

· media and advocacy outreach

· writing press releases and media advisories

· writing feature stories and content for web sites

· researching and creating databases and media lists

· social media plans, outreach and tracking

· event planning

· web site updating

· preparation of reports and media briefing packets

· administrative duties

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to

The New York State Office of the Attorney General's Division of Appeals and Opinions Fellowship

The selected Fellow will work closely with attorneys to prepare court documents and appellate records; finalize briefs, including highly detailed proofreading and cite-checking; organize case files; and provide relevant legal and office support. A Fellow may also work on special projects for the Division and have the opportunity to draft legal documents.

MDRC Job Openings & Summer Internship

MDRC is committed to finding solutions to some of the most difficult problems facing the nation — from reducing poverty and bolstering economic self-sufficiency to improving public education and college graduation rates. They design promising new interventions, evaluate existing programs using the highest research standards, and provide technical assistance to build better programs and deliver effective interventions at scale. They work as an intermediary, bringing together public and private funders to test new policy-relevant ideas, and communicate what we learn to policymakers and practitioners — all with the goal of improving the lives of low-income individuals, families, and children.

Openings in the following areas (links found here):

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Development Assistant (Administrative Professional) - The New York Civil Liberties Union

This entry-level position offers a unique opportunity to learn more about the field of Philanthropy as an employee of the largest affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), one of the leading organizations in the fight to protect our Constitution and democratic institutions.

Some duties include:

  • Assist with development cultivation and fundraising events including LGBT Rights Cocktail Party, Broadway Stands Up for Freedom and Roe v. Wade Anniversary;
  • Assist with producing donor, campaign and leadership gift reports, briefing memos and processing gifts and acknowledgments, as needed;
  • Maintain donor records in the database, ensuring they are up-to-date and accurate
  • Research donor prospects, and track, monitor and report on leadership gift portfolio

Application Deadline: March 5th


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