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CDI Launches New Website

Hello blog readers! CDI has recently launched a revised website over at collegiatedirections.org. We’re now hosting the CDI blog on that new site–right here. That means we will no longer post on this wordpress.com site. So please follow the link to our new website. You can still subscribe to the blog, and the process to do so is easy. Just click on the orange “blog” icon beside “subscribe to RSS Feed” and follow the prompts. Once you set up the RSS subscription, you’ll get a blog post in your inbox every time we post!

Thank you, as always, for following our blog!

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Scholar Check-in: Julie Kwong

Princeton University, Freshman

After the week long fall break, I came back to Princeton and the ball started rolling again. I continued to work on the essay I started before break and started some research in the university archive library for a paper about after-the-fact opposition to coeducation at Princeton in the early 1970s. It is so amazing that we have access to the university’s primary artifacts from its history!

This week has been relatively manageable in terms of school work; however, the spring course offerings are now released! While this is very exciting, it is difficult to choose courses that will create a reasonable schedule and the question always seems to be whether or not I am choosing the right classes and really taking advantage of the “exploration” process. Currently, though, I am considering taking an introductory Computer Science course, Psychology, and American Studies. Luckily, before anything becomes official, I have a meeting scheduled with my academic adviser next week to discuss my schedule and plans.

On another note, it snowed on campus last week! There was a good 3-4 inches, enough for people to have snowball fights, make snow angels, and even create life-size snowmen! The campus looked beautiful; it was definitely an exciting time for everyone as it was the first snow of the year!

I have gradually gotten closer to the members in my CSA family and have even begun to talk to my classmates outside of class. I agree this is a slow process, but I am happy my friend circle is expanding. Additionally, I applied to become a tutor at a community tutoring company. The manager verified that I was qualified to be a member of their team, so as of now, I am waiting for them to process my paperwork and match me with a client. I can’t wait! Again, I feel so grateful to be going to this school; yesterday, I went to see “The Lion King” on Broadway, which turned out to be a spectacular show as we got superb seats near the stage! There is such a great balance between academic and social life. We have a lot of work to do, but we have many opportunities to relax as well. This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for my family, friends, teachers, CDI counselors, and the Princeton community for allowing me the chance to learn at such a fantastic institution in all respects.

Scholar Check-in: Mauricio Novoa

Mauricio Novoa

Mauricio Novoa

Gettysburg College, junior

The last two weeks haven’t been as eventful as the beginning, but of course a break from college craziness is always good. Classes are the same, with still more reading that I care for but no tests or anything (the benefits of being an English major). The real fun was when the hurricane arrived and we all prepared for the apocalypse. During lunchtime the Saturday it came, everyone went to the dining center and took as much food as they could to make sure no one had to come out mid-storm to eat. Although we weren’t hit as hard as other places (condolences out to those who were badly hit and their families), one of the transformers across the street caught fire and set the trees around it on fire as well, which consequently took out our power. We spent the night in the dark house, but the next day we were told that because there were no generators connected to life safety devices, our house (along with 2 other fraternity houses) had to be moved to the Gettysburg Hotel until the power came back. It was probably the greatest room I have ever slept in in my life. I did not mind having to spend multiple nights away from my own bed, as we were told we would be. But then, the power was fixed that night. The most heartbreaking moment in my life was looking at the super comfy bed, the clean bathroom and towels I didn’t have to clean myself, and luxury I could very well never see again, and leaving them all behind. Excuse me while I go cry in a corner now…

An Interview with CDI’s new Executive Vice President, Dr. Rachel Mazyck

Dr. Rachel Mazyck

CDI welcomes new Executive Vice President Rachel Mazyck to the fold. She joins CDI after spending two years on the Chief Academic Officer’s team in the Baltimore City Public Schools. Among other duties, she oversaw strategic planning and teacher professional development across the schools in the district. Dr. Mazyck graduated with Highest Distinction and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where she was a Morehead Scholar. After spending two years as a Teach for America teacher in Indianola, Mississippi, she earned a Masters in Education from Harvard. She then attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, earning a D.Phil. in Education and serving as a Junior Dean at Oxford’s Harris Manchester College. With her distinguished background, Dr. Mazyck is an excellent fit for CDI and will no doubt be an inspiration for our Scholars. Today, her first at CDI, she answers a few questions for blog readers.

CDI has been helping Scholars successfully find their way since 2005. What is your vision for CDI’s future? 

I am excited to join the CDI team; so much good work has been done already! My vision includes making sure that we have codified all the good practices that make CDI successful. I look forward to supporting the expansion of CDI to reach a broader group of students, with our systematized approach captured in a clear and concise way.

What are some of the challenges you foresee with that vision?

One of the things that makes CDI so special is the individualized approach that the counselors and tutors take with each student.  It can be a challenge to maintain that quality of tailored support as a program expands, but that individualized attention is essential to making CDI work.  I am committed to working with the team to maintain the core values that make CDI great.

Now that CDI has been around long enough to see Scholars graduate from college, we will have an ever-expanding alumni network each year. How do you hope to harness the energy and enthusiasm of our graduates?

I am so excited about the CDI alumni!  I’ve had the opportunity to speak with several CDI college graduates, and I look forward to bringing them together and hearing their thoughts on how CDI can continue to support them. I have been dreaming about an alumni network where CDI graduates can get advice, discover job opportunities, connect current Scholars with internships, serve as mentors for current Scholars, and help us refine our model so that each year our Scholars are better prepared for success in college.  Those are my dreams, but I would love to hear from both current CDI Scholars and graduates about what their vision for an alumni network might entail.  If you have some ideas, please get in touch!

Available Scholarships

With a special nod to Scholar Ha Young Kim (who assembled this list) and counselor Rachel Jones, here is a list of upcoming scholarships that are available to students. Please review and check the website links to see if you are eligible.

United Negro College Fund– For college students: Freshman, sophomores, juniors & seniors

http://www.uncf.org/sections/ForStudents/SS_Scholarships/scholarships.asp

(Online application open August 2012, various deadlines)

Microsoft Scholarship Opportunity for Computer Engineering Students– For college students

http://careers.microsoft.com/careers/en/us/internships-scholarships.aspx

(2013-2014 information will be available Fall 2012)

Society for Science & the Public– Science research competition for high school seniors

http://www.societyforscience.org/sts/

(Online application open late 2012)

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund– For high school seniors

http://www.apiasf.org/#1

(Deadline: Jan 2013, but the online application opens in 2012)

National Association of Negro Business and Professional Scholarship– For high school seniors and college students

http://www.nanbpwc.org/scholarship_applications0.aspx

(Deadline: Every March 1st)

Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program– For high school seniors

http://www.kohlscorporation.com/CommunityRelations/scholarship/program-information.asp

(Deadline: March 15, 2013)

US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation– For high school seniors

http://celebrasianconference.com/about-celebrasian/scholarships/overview/

(Deadline: March 2013)

The Jackie Robinson Foundation– For high school seniors

http://www.jackierobinson.org/

(Deadline: March 2013)

*Applicants must be minority high school seniors with demonstrated financial need and academic achievement and who have already been accepted to a four-year college or university.

CDI at the Rock N’ Roll Marathon-Health and Fitness Expo

On Thursday, March 15th the CDI team and 16 CDI Scholars volunteered at the Rock N’ Roll Marathon-Health and Fitness Expo at the DC Armory.  2013 Scholars, 2012 Scholars, and College Scholars all participated in this community service event. The Health and Fitness Expo is where runners go to pick up their race bibs, T-shirts, and goodie bags. Each of the volunteers gave runners their bibs and answered a variety of race questions. With thousands of people running the marathon, half marathon, and relays, the Scholars were all very busy helping the runners get their gear. They volunteered from 3:15p.m.-7:15p.m. and returned back to the CDI office around 8:00p.m.

The race organization graciously donated $5 to CDI per volunteer. With all the Scholars who participated, we were able to raise $95. Both Scholars and counselors had a great time volunteering for this event and hope to participate again next year.

Here are a few pictures from the Expo!

New Scholar Kevin Iglesias

 

New Scholar Thyra Thanos

 

Class of 2012 Scholar Rundell Douglas

Community Service Event: Volunteer & Raise Money for CDI

Rock N’ Roll USA Marathon Race Crew

When: Thursday, March 15, 2012  from 3pm-7pm

Location: DC Armory

**CDI will pick up High School Scholars from school and provide transportation to the event!

Potential volunteer positions:  registration, t-shirts, swag bags, greeters, souvenir store

Please go to http://volunteer.competitor.com/vol_reg_wizard_login.php?event_id=269&group_id=2260  to register. This is CDI’s own personal link. You will be asked to create your own username and password. If you note that you are under the age of 18, a waiver form will be sent when you create an account and sign up to volunteer. Please have your parent or guardian sign this form and bring it with you when you volunteer.

The organization will make a donation of $5 per volunteer to CDI, which means the more volunteers we bring, the better the donation (for 20 volunteers, the donation would be $100; for 30 volunteers, it would be $150.)

Here is a link for more information http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/usa/volunteer . Please let me know if you have any questions. Feel free to invite friends and family. We need as many volunteers as we can get!

Available Internships

Need an internship? Here’s a sampling to choose from:

 

1. Hudson Institute

Development Intern

Application Deadline: ASAP

Timeline: Spring/Summer 2012

 

Description: Hudson Institute’s Development Office is recruiting exceptional students who are working toward a business degree (or a related field) for a development internship. Students with a desire to work in the field of nonprofit think tank fundraising will excel in this position. Intern will assist with development projects, while obtaining practical skills and experiencing first hand the day-to-day operations of a nonprofit organization. Interns are expected to work a minimum of 20 hours per week. This is an unpaid internship. College credit can be arranged.

 

Requirements: Applicants must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Applicants should be organized and excel both individually and in group settings. Familiarity with Microsoft Office is essential and knowledge of basic website code is preferred. All applicants should be students who are currently enrolled in a college or university.

Website: http://www.hudson.org/learn/index.cfm?fuseaction=internship_home

Location: Washington, D.C

 

2. Harbor Hospital 

Marketing and Community Relations Intern

Application Deadline: May 10th

Timeframe: 05/29/12 – 08/17/12 (dates are flexible)

Description: Assist the Harbor Hospital marketing and community relations department in the following areas: creation of news articles for internal publications, news releases, monthly health columns for local papers, fliers for internal promotion, support for community outreach seminars and Web updates. The intern’s responsibilities may be altered based on the needs of the department and the intern’s requests. The internship lasts one semester, and the intern may receive school credit.

Requirements: Applicants must be college juniors or seniors studying English, communications, public relations, marketing or related majors.

Website: http://www.internships.com/posting/Harbor-Hospital-Marketing-and-Community-Relations-Intern-I1903

Location: Baltimore, MD

 

3. Pew Research Center

Summer Research Intern

Application Deadline: February 17, 2012

Timeline: Summer 2012

 

Description: The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press is offering a paid internship opportunity during the summer of 2012 for undergraduate students entering their senior year, recent college graduates, or graduate level students with an interest in political polling or survey research. The summer intern will be expected to assist the research team on various aspects of the survey process, including questionnaire development, data management, statistical analysis, reporting of survey results and quality control. For all of these tasks, attention to detail and individual judgment are critical in maintaining the highest standards of accuracy and impartiality.

 

Requirements: A “numbers” person with strong quantitative and statistical skills. Experience with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Interest in politics and polling. Ability to balance numerous tasks simultaneously and meet tight deadlines. This internship pays an hourly rate of $13, and applicants must be willing to commit to a full time work week.

Website: http://pewresearch.org/docs/?DocID=10018

Location: Washington, D.C.

 

 

4. National Building Museum

Marketing and Communications Internship

Application Deadline: March 15, 2012

Timeline: June-August 2012

 

Description: The museum is seeking an intern with interest in learning more about marketing and public relations in a museum environment. This internship will focus on press outreach and marketing for the exhibitions, public programming, and shop. A large component of the internship is dedicated to working with Cision to create targeted and effective press lists. The Marketing and Communications department wants it interns to have an experience that is both rewarding and substantive and works to find projects that its interns can manage on their own.

 

Requirements: Pursuing a degree in Marketing, Communications, Museum Studies, or related subjects. Prior experience with social media preferred. The minimum time commitment is two eight hour days (or four half-days) per week.

Website: http://www.nbm.org/about-us/employment_internships/

Location: Washington, D.C.

 

 

5. Atlantic Council

Energy and Environment Intern

Application Deadline: ASAP

Timeline: Summer 2012

 

Description: The mission of the Atlantic Council is to renew the transatlantic relationship for 21st century global challenges.  The Energy and Environment Program addresses critical issues in international energy challenges relevant to the United States and its allies and partners.  This includes a particular focus on research and development of new low-carbon technologies, energy relations with China, strengthening the U.S.-India energy relationship, increasing ties with the European Union on emerging technologies, and the make-up of the U.S. energy portfolio. The program conducts research and project activities on these and other topics, which include holding high-level meetings with leaders from government, the private sector and non-profit agencies; research and writing for publications and the New Atlanticist policy analysis blog; drafting proposals for fundraising efforts; monitoring program costs and fees; and other associated activities.

 

Requirements: The program seeks well-organized, highly reliable, motivated candidates who thrive in a fast-paced environment and demonstrate initiative.  While this position is non-paid, candidates gain valuable skills, experience, knowledge, and contacts in the Washington, DC policy community. Must be at least a college junior in good standing. Graduate student or a recent graduate preferred. Must demonstrate proven interest in international affairs and energy and/or environmental policy. Must work well with others and have a strong work ethic. Must have at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale), or equivalent from a non-U.S. institution.

Website: www.acus.org/about/employment-internships/energy-environment-program

Location: Washington, D.C

 

 

6. SAIC

Computer Science Intern

Application Deadline: ASAP

Timeframe: Summer 2012

 

Description: The Intelligence and Information Solutions Business Unit is currently recruiting for the 2012 Summer Intern Program. Under general supervision, the intern performs a wide variety of duties in support of technical or administrative assignments using established procedures. May assist in the preparation, presentation, and follow-up of proposals with supervision. May also participate in activities in support of multiple projects. Independently performs work as assigned by Management. Employee has limited autonomy for an assigned area or responsibility within a function. They are seeking interns to assist in their development activities for the summer of 2012, with the potential to extend the internship into long-term employment opportunities with SAIC upon graduation. The work will be performed in SAIC’s Columbia, MD, facility and will focus on shared situational awareness technologies. Interacts daily with supervisor, peer groups, and customers. Interaction normally involves exchanges or presentation of factual information.

 

Requirements: Rising Senior; students that are going into their Senior year of college preferred will consider Rising Junior’s. Minimum of a 3.0 GPA in a hard science ie. Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Math, Operations Research.

Website: http://jobs.saic.com/job/Columbia-Computer-Science-Intern-%28INTERN%29-Job-MD-21044/1675117/

Location: Columbia, MD

 

 

7. The Council on Foreign Relations

Global Health Summer Internship

Application Deadline: Rolling

Timeframe: Summer 2012

 

Description: The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested citizens in order to help them better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries. Founded in 1921, CFR carries out its mission by maintaining a diverse membership, with special programs to promote interest and develop expertise in the next generation of foreign policy leaders. CFR’s volunteer internships give selected interns the opportunity to receive training in the area of foreign policy; as well as skills training in areas such as writing, research, and program planning. The Council has an internship available in the Studies Department. The intern will report to the Senior Fellow for Global Health and will help to organize and run the daily activities of the office and participate in research as needed.

 

Requirements: Undergraduate student focusing on Global Health/International Affairs, strong interest and experience in the field of Global Health/International Affairs, strong computer skills with Microsoft Word and Excel, extensive research experience, previous administrative experience, ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment, flexibility and positive team player attitude, strong proofreading, editing skills and attention to detail.

Website: http://www.cfr.org/about/career_opportunities/internships.html#894

Location: New York, New York

 

 

8. The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Human Resources Intern

Application Deadline: February 2, 2012

Timeframe: 2/6/12-5/6/12 (dates flexible)

 

Description: To further its mission and to bolster its commitment to children and families, Casey offers time-limited internships to college and graduate students interested in pursuing careers in philanthropy, human services, public policy or related field. The primary purpose is to enhance the educational development with entry-level experience in the role of philanthropy.

 

Requirements: The ideal applicant will have a 3.0 GPA. Must have demonstrated excellent research skills 
as well as writing skills. Good communications skills a must. Must be proficient in MS office 
and show creativity.

Website: http://www.internships.com/posting/HR-Intern-I3931738

Location: Baltimore, MD

Internships Available

We’ll begin a new monthly feature on this blog with today’s post. Each month, thanks to counselor Rachel Jones, we’ll post a list of available internships for students, with links to applications.
Below you will see a list of some internships available during Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall 2012.  Remember: Internships are great ways to expand your resume!

Consero Group LLC  

Spring 2012 Intern

02/01/12 – 05/01/12 (Dates Flexible)

Deadline: January 20, 2012

Description: Consero Group LLC is looking for 1-2 interns who can contribute to the firm in one or more of the following areas: Research, Business Development, Program Development, Operations, Marketing/PR, Legal, IT, Computer Engineering, Finance, and Accounting. 

Eligibility Criteria: Interns should be enthusiastic, efficient and flexible. Good writing skills and experience with digital and social media are required. An interest in international affairs is strongly suggested. Applicants should exhibit a spirit of teamwork. All of our interns will gain hands-on experience within all functions of the company. The Fall Intern position is unpaid, but upon successful completion of the program, there may be opportunities for paid intern position(s) in subsequent semesters and full-time opportunities upon graduation. Looking for individuals with an outstanding attitude, excellent work ethic, desire for constant learning, enthusiasm for a startup environment

Location: Bethesda, MD

Visit their website for more information.


CHCI Congressional Internship

Summer 2012

Deadline: February 3, 2012

Description: The purpose of the Congressional Internship Program (CIP) is to expose young Latinos to the legislative process and to strengthen their professional and leadership skills, ultimately promoting the presence of Latinos on Capitol Hill and in Federal Agencies. After a week-long orientation, interns are assigned to either a congressional office or Federal Agency where they gain first-hand knowledge of how the U.S. legislative process works.  Intern duties may include responding to constituent inquiries, drafting correspondence and memos, monitoring hearings, conducting research, data entry and analysis, support departmental meetings and telephone conferences and assisting with general office operations.

Eligibility Criteria: 

  • Students must currently be enrolled full time and working towards their undergraduate degree
    Note: If selected as a finalist, all individuals will be required to provide confirmation of enrollment to participate in the program.
    – Individuals that will graduate in May/June 2012 are NOT eligible for the Summer session, but are eligible to participate in the Spring 2011 session and the 2012-2013 Public Policy Fellowship Program
    – Community college individuals graduating in June 2012 and are transferring to a new institution for the Fall 2012  semester are eligible for the Summer 2012 session.  However, tf selected, they will be required to provide confirmation of enrollment at new institution for the Fall semester.  
  • High academic achievement (No GPA requrement, however CHCI gives preference of 3.0 GPA or above)
  • Strong analytical and writing skills
  • Active participation in public and/or community service activities
  • U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency

Location: Washington, D.C. 

Visit their website for more information.


Brookings Institution

Human Resources Internship

Spring 2012

Deadline: ASAP

Description: The Brookings Institution is a private nonprofit organization devoted to independent research and innovative policy solutions. Established in 1916, Brookings analyzes current and emerging issues and produces new ideas that matter – for the nation and the world. Responsibilities include providing support to the Human Resources team in various functions, including but not limited to recruitment, employee relations, compensation, benefits, training, and HRIS. The individual will perform Human Resources administrative tasks as needed, including filing, typing, and data entry. Individuals will also participate in general research and analysis on special human resources projects, gaining hands-on experience in all aspects of human resources. 

Eligibility Criteria: Applicants should have superior written and oral communication skills, and customer service skills; be detail-oriented; have the ability to maintain confidential and sensitive information, and to juggle multiple assignments; and have a basic knowledge of Microsoft Office and database management. Human Resources majors who are in their junior or senior year of college are encouraged to apply. 

Location: Washington, D.C.

Visit their website for more information.


Rep. Bill Shuster  

Congressional Internship

Spring 2012- 01/02/12 – 05/02/12 (Dates Flexible)

Deadline: ASAP

Description: The office of Congressman Bill Shuster (PA-09) is seeking full-time and part-time interns to join the Washington D.C. office for the winter and spring terms. Candidates should be a self-motivated, team player that is ready to work in a fast-paced environment. Duties include, but are not limited to: opening mail, answering phones, constituent correspondence, attending briefings, assisting with legislative research, and providing aid to staff-members with various projects. The ideal candidate will be a hard-working, detail oriented professional with strong oral and written communication skills. 

Location: Washington, D.C.

Visit Congressman Shuster’s website for more information.


American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Community Relations Internship

Deadline: ASAP

Description: Paid internships exist at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to provide actual or practical work experience. Students apply knowledge gained through their education to work situations. Paid internships can be full-time or part-time and are granted for a period of less than 6 months.Volunteer internships at AAAS exist to make use of training and abilities of undergraduate and graduate students in developing special projects or studies for the organization. Students can relate their education and training to particular subject areas in providing services. Volunteer internships can be full-time or part-time and students can earn college credit depending on the requirements of the college or university.

Eligibility Criteria: A candidate for this internship should be a self-starter, an independent worker, trustworthy and organized with strong written and verbal communication skills.

Location: Washington, D.C.

Visit their website for more information.


The Wilderness Society’s Public Policy Department

Varios Positions Available

Spring, Summer and Fall 2012 Internships

Deadline: ASAP

Description: The Wilderness Society’s Public Policy Department is responsible for the public advocacy of The Wilderness Society’s agenda. Through its staff in Washington, DC, the department lobbies Congress, works with federal land management agencies, communicates with the media, and builds grassroots support for proper land preservation and management. The department’s staff includes program specialists in all aspects of federal lands policy and with knowledge and expertise about federal lands issues and how to affect public policy.

Internships are available on the following annual basis:

•                Spring (Jan – May)

•                Fall (Sep – Dec)

•                Summer (Jun – Aug)

Volunteer or School Credit terms are considered. Part-time is a minimum of three consecutive days, 23 hours per week. Positions are open until filled.

Interns are assigned to one of the following program areas.

National Forests Internship: Intern to assist in the tracking of legislative and administrative actions affecting our National Forest System and the National Wilderness Preservation System; gather information and write responses to questions on issues such as old growth forest protection, forest roadless area protection, wildland fire issues, climate change and energy development impacts on forested ecosystems, wilderness and national forest management & planning issues.

Public Lands Internship: Intern to assist in a variety of tasks including preparation of informational materials on issues related to energy development on and protection of public lands; tracking and sometimes attending Congressional hearings; and assistance in our advocacy of public lands protection issues.

Conservation Funding Internship: Attend Congressional briefings and hearings on conservation funding. Work on the annual Green Budget; detailing important conservation funding priorities for the coming year. Update fact sheets on conservation programs and work with land management agencies to track project funding. Support the Land and Water Conservation Fund Task Force in its campaign to achieve full funding. Assist in writing blog and campaign web updates for TWS conservation priorities. Track and analyze climate change spending within the Department of the Interior and other agencies.

Energy Internship: Intern to assist with furthering Energy Program priorities through administrative and legislative channels with research and other activities to support rapid response needs and internal policy development initiatives. Intern will gather and prepare information for action alerts, lobby materials, and media on pending legislation or administrative activities. Intern will also attend Congressional hearings, participate in lobby meetings, and prepare and deliver mailings and information to congressional staff. Intern will also closely monitor administrative processes, participate in public meetings, and assist staff in preparing technical comments. Additionally, interns will participate in regular meetings of the TWS Energy Team and external collaborative as appropriate.

Climate Change Internship: Intern needed to assist the Climate Change team in tracking, influencing and promoting policies to prevent global warming pollution and to assist the adaptation of land, habitat and wildlife to survive the rising temperatures that are already unavoidable. Capping emissions of greenhouse gases, enhancing the use of forests as carbon sinks, pressing for natural resources adaptation funding, are among the policy priorities of the team. The Climate Change Intern will be directly involved in all aspects of this urgent agenda, including efforts to educate membership, influence Congress, and steer executive branch agencies toward aggressively addressing the dangers of global warming.

Wilderness Campaigns Internship: Work on wilderness campaigns across the country. Through these efforts, The Wilderness Society seeks to protect high quality landscapes through wilderness and other sensitive designations. We are currently engaged in wilderness designation efforts in every western state and several eastern states. Through these designations, we hope to protect millions of acres of ecologically sensitive lands as legally protected wilderness. Interns will participate in a variety of tasks to support these efforts, including conducting background research on potential wilderness areas that will facilitate our outreach efforts; developing and distributing information on potential wilderness areas; assisting in outreach and education within Congress on wilderness designation efforts; and assisting with local outreach and education in support of wilderness designations.

Legal Internship: The intern will conduct legal research and prepare memoranda on issues relating to ongoing or potential litigation projects, assist in the preparation of position papers, interact with coalition partners, prepare comments on proposed agency actions, and assist in legislative analysis and the drafting of testimony. The ideal applicant should have a solid understanding of environmental legal principles, public land and administrative law statutes, and excellent research skills. This position is best suited for interns interested in the intersect of public policy and environmental law. This is not a litigation internship.

Location: Washington, D.C.

Visit their website for more information.

Happy Holidays from CDI!

Here’s some information from our friends at Teach for America (deadline to apply is fast approaching). We’ll be taking a brief hiatus from the blog next week, but we’ll be back after New Year’s with a post dedicated to our 2012 theme: Building a Foundation. (Update: look for that post in the coming weeks.)

Application Deadline: Friday, January 6. Apply Now.

Did you know that there is an urgent need for teachers with math and science backgrounds? Currently, American students lag far behind their international peers in math and science achievement, however, you can change this!

Teach For America corps members teach for two years in 43 regions across the country, and work incredibly hard to lead their students to the academic success that can put them on a different life path.

You can be one of the thousands of leaders committed to achieving educational excellence for all. You can shape our future. Learn more about why you should join the corps.

Join the movement and Apply to the 2012 Teach For America corps.

Next Application Deadline: Friday, January 6th, 2012           

Full salary and health insurance. Federal student loans deferred.

All majors and professional experiences.

Learn more about corps member compensation and benefits.

Attend a free online event to hear from corps members, alumni, and staff.

For more information, please contact Molly Ellenberg Friedland:

Phone: 212.279.2080 x21159 Email: molly.ellenberg@teachforamerica.org