Paid Internships in DC- Deadline October 24th!

The Public Service Fellows Program at the Partnership for Public Service is an opportunity for undergraduate students, graduate students and recent graduates to participate directly in transforming the way government works while developing valuable professional skills.

At the Partnership, fellows are integral to the day-to-day operations, programs and activities of our organization. We value the contributions of fellows and work to provide relevant and useful experiences in return. Fellows are assigned substantive and meaningful work to support our wide variety of programs, events and projects to help revitalize the federal government by focusing on the people working in it. Fellows’ duties vary across the Partnership’s internal teams, 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.

True to the Partnership’s emphasis on people, the fellows program incorporates opportunities for professional and personal growth through workshops and trainings specifically geared toward students and young professionals. We also strive to ensure a quality experience in terms of work and personal relationships throughout the fellowship term. Fellows also receive the following stipends:

  • Full-time fellows with an undergraduate or graduate degree receive $1000 per month.
  • Full-time fellows who are currently undergraduate students receive $800 per month.
  • Stipends for part-time fellows will be pro-rated accordingly.

Who Should Apply

The Partnership strives to be an inclusive organization that fosters learning, collaboration and respect. We actively recruit for diversity in our workplace, believing that a range of backgrounds, perspectives and experiences contributes to our mission of revitalizing government. We seek extraordinary undergraduate students, graduate students and recent graduates with:

  • A commitment to public service
  • Strong written and oral communication
  • Analytical thinking
  • An ability to work well in teams

There is no single academic major or background we prefer over another—if you share our passion and are committed to developing your skills while gaining valuable experience, we want to hear from you!

The application for the Spring 2015 term closes on Friday, October 24. Apply today!

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The Student Conservation Association is now accepting applications

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is excited to offer two career preparatory programs for students from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds. Working closely with the National Park Service (NPS) and the US Fish and Wildlife Service, we’ve developed expense-paid internships aimed at providing students with the mentorship and hands-on experience needed to build a career in the conservation field.


Internships are offered in a wide variety of fields–education, historical preservation, resource management, visitor service, and many others–but they all have one thing in common: they promote social, personal, and academic development, and pave the way for professional success.


Candidates must be:

  • US citizens or permanent residents
  • Undergraduate or graduate students during the 2014-2015 academic year
  • Available for a 12-week summer internship
  • Open-minded, with an adventurous spirit
  • Not necessarily experienced in conservation, but eager to learn more — all majors welcome
Interested students can learn more at:

Students applying to either of these programs will have their SCA application fee waived. Ask your students to email to let us know they are applying. We are also available every Friday from 9am-5pm EST to chat via our online community,


For more information about SCA or to search our other internship and program opportunities, please visit our website at We look forward to hearing from your students!


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Senior Policy Advisor and U.S. Trade Official coming for Casual Career Conversation!

Casual Career Conversation featuring

Mary Estelle Ryckman, 

Senior Policy Advisory and U.S. Trade Official, 

Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Executive Office of the President
Wednesday, October 22


Milne 215 (downtown campus)


Space is limited!  Please RSVP to ​


About Mary Esteller Ryckman

Mary Estelle Ryckman is a Senior Policy Advisor at the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) within the Executive Office of the President.  In this role Ms. Ryckman  is responsible for the development of strategic policy priorities for USTR regarding the President’s National Export Initiative, the President’s Global Development Strategy, and USTR’s initiative to expand economic opportunities for women-owned businesses. Ms. Ryckman is also a liaison with state governments and their economic development offices. In addition, she is lead negotiator on competition policy in the US-EU trade negotiations and senior representative on matters relating to USTR’s role on the Board of Directors of the Millennium Challenge Corporation.


Prior to her current position, Ms. Ryckman served as Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Trade and Development.  In this role she was  responsible for coordinating U.S. trade capacity building activities.  Ms. Ryckman worked closely with other federal agencies, international organizations, the private sector and non-governmental organizations on trade related development programs focusing on food security and trade capacity building. . In addition, Ms. Ryckman was responsible for the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences Program which provides duty free access for certain products from developing and least developed countries.


Prior to her assignment as Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Trade and Development,  Ms. Ryckman was the Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Canada and was responsible for trade and investment issues with that country. She also served as the USTR’s Director of Investment Affairs, Director of Multilateral Trade Negotiations, and Deputy Director of Korean Affairs.  She has over 15 years of negotiating experience covering a full range of trade issues, from the Uruguay Round to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum to investment issues, including bilateral investment treaties and the Multilateral Agreement on Investment negotiations in the OECD.


Ms. Ryckman also served as an Official Debt Rescheduling Program Specialist at the U.S. Export-Import Back.  Prior to joining the federal government, she  spent five years as a commercial loan officer in Boston. She received a graduate degree in International Affairs from the George Washington University in 1988 and completed her undergraduate work at Princeton University in 1981.

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City of Schenectady Mayor’s Office

The City of Schenectady’s Mayor’s Office is seeking an undergraduate intern to assist with a myriad of programs and tasks relative to general conduct of local government.  Students would assist with internal and external communication including constituent issues, research and develop suggestions on best practices being developed by other municipalities, conduct projects as assigned, and assist with general office functions as required.  The successful candidate will be able to observe the final stages of budget development and adoption.  Candidates are expected to have an interest in local government as it relates to finance and general administration.

Degree: Undergraduate in Political Science, Public Administration, Public Policy, or related field


Start: October 2014

End: December 2014

Hours: 10 hrs per week
Submit a cover letter and resume as soon as possible to David Fronk, Director of Operations, at or to the address below:


Mr. David Fronk
Director of Operations
City of Schenectady
105 Jay Street
Schenectady, NY 12305
(f) 518-382-5272

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Attention Communications and Art Majors!

Experience the Arts with a Paid Spring Internship at Wolf Trap!

Applications for Spring 2015 are due November 1st 

  • Positions are paid, part-time (18-21 hours/week) and 12 weeks long. Full time positions are available.
  • Gain project based and training experience
  • Work with staff and other interns on meaninful projects as an integral part of the Wolf Trap team
  • Interact with Wolf Trap board members, patrons, and business leaders
  • Flexible start and end dates

For more info Apply Here

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Interested in Education? Success Academy is accepting applications

Success Academy Charter Schools are actively recruiting for our Fall 2014 Teaching Fellows Program, which begins on October 27th, and feels alumni from University at Albany would be great candidates to join our team!

The Teaching Fellows Program is a cohort of dynamic, hard working professionals who are passionate about public education reform and are interested in moving into the classroom. The program offers Fellows a paid, full-time position with benefits, working in the classroom alongside experienced teachers and school leadership as they gain the expertise to become a Lead Teacher. Candidates only need a Bachelor’s degree, and no prior teaching experience is required. You can find more details about the Fellows Program and application guidelines here:

Additionally, there is a STEM Fellows program that we’ll be hiring for on a rolling basis, as well as other opportunities to apply for the Teaching Fellows program throughout 2015:

For more info: 2014 Fall Teaching Fellows Flyer

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Pre-Med students-check out the opportunity to get paid for shadowing!

The Family Physicians at St Peters Health Partners, Rensselaer, NY are currently hiring students to work as their scribes. The scribe will work one on one with board certified emergency physicians helping to create the medical record for each patient evaluated by the doctor.

It is an exceptional opportunity for any student interested in medicine to gain first-hand experience following a physician in an outpatient family setting. The chance to shadow a family physician one-on-one provides valuable exposure to real medicine in action. Furthermore the students will be paid $10/hour for their time.

For more information check out: Family Medicine Scribe (1)

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