Brendan’s Briefing: Oct. 28, 2016

Drawing of Ron SwansonI have a several things to brief you on this week! Please consider the announcements below and let me know if you have questions.

1. Lunch and Learn: International Public Service Careers
Monday, October 31, 11:45 a.m.– 12:45 p.m. 1380 Lawrence Street, 5th Floor, Classroom 500.
Lunch provided. Please RSVP!  Join us for a presentation on international public service careers and strategies for success offered by Stewart Devine, Diplomat in Residence – Rocky Mountains, U.S. Department of State.

2. Information Session: Study Abroad in Spain with SPA!
Thursday, November 3, 1 p.m. 1380 Lawrence Street, 4th Floor, Room 450.
The class “Comparative Perspectives on Gender-Based Violence” will be cross-listed at the undergraduate and graduate level for students to consider. Non-degree seeking students are also eligible to participate. Leave your lunch at home, we’ll bring pizzas!  RSVPs are appreciated.

3. Office of the Independent Monitor Seeking Applicants for Policy Analyst Position
Education requirements include a graduate degree in criminology, criminal justice, sociology, or other related social science discipline is strongly preferred. Salary: $4,594.33 – $7,350.92 monthly. Deadline to apply: November 4. Details and application are available online.

4. Lunch and Learn: Sustainability: Sharing is Caring
Thursday, November 10, Noon-1 p.m. The Alliance Center, 1536 Wynkoop Street
With the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado. Lunch provided. Hear from eGo CarShare marketing manager Will Shepherd, Denver City Councilwoman Mary Beth Susman, and representatives from the Denver Tool Library about the benefits of a sharing economy. The event and lunch are free, but please register your intentions online.

5. Conservation Colorado Seeking Applicants for Water Advocate Position
The deadline to apply for this recently vacated position is November 11!  Details can be found online.

6. Full-Time Paid Public Service Fellowships, Summer in Portland Oregon
The 2017 Oregon Summer Fellowship and Hatfield Residency programs are now accepting applications. The deadline to apply is January 3, 2017 for summer 2017 acceptance. MPA and MCJ students are encouraged to apply. Details can be found online.

7. Capstone Opportunity!
Client: ISPCAN (International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect)
Project: Identify opportunities for ISPCAN to make its work fighting child abuse and neglect on a global level more effective and efficient. Research strategic plan, annual reports, and member surveys to determine how ISPCAN can maximize resources, visibility, and partnerships. Email Brooke Carr.

8. Policy Solutions Challenge USA Announces 2017 Competition
Topic: “Providing Affordable and Safe Housing for Low Income Workers.”
Improve your skills, enhance your network, and of course there are bragging rights to consider! SPA has been a part of winning teams and runners-up in prior years. Funding support will be made available for SPA students. Expert policy analysts will read the teams’ submissions, score them, and make recommendations to the Challenge regarding advancement to the semifinals and finals. Registration is open as of October 4, 2016, and will continue until January 6, 2017. The fee to enter a team for round one is $55 (SPA can cover this fee). Participants will be graduate public policy and administration students from across the United States. Details can be found online.

9. U.S. Forest Service Hiring Pathways Positions
The USFS encourages students and recent graduates to apply for careers in federal service. The USFS is looking for diverse candidates interested in working for a natural resource agency such as the Forest Service. The Grants and Agreements Specialist position has an application deadline of November 3. Consider this opportunity and others that are posted online!

10. Foothills United Way Seeking Applications for Marketing and Communications Specialist
Foothills United Way, which serves Boulder and Broomfield counties, is actively seeking applicants from the School of Public Affairs to be considered for their Marketing and Communications Specialist position. Apply ASAP!

11. Paid Internship!
This experience will build off a previous MPA student’s capstone project.  MCJ and MPA students are encouraged to consider this opportunity for a part-time internship for the Alameda Gateway Community Association and Alameda Corridor Business Improvement District. The intern will work on social media and public outreach. Visit their website for more information on their mission and accomplishments.  The position is ideal to build your network and demonstrate your skills among local government agents, public safety officials, and economic development professionals. Telecommute with weekly meetings. The hours are flexible but they are seeking a commitment of 10-12 hours a week for approximately 8 weeks.  An $800 stipend will be offered to the selected candidate.  Email Tom Quinn, Acting Executive Director, your resume to express your interest.

12. Check Out the SPA Job Portal
Jobs and internships targeting our students are added to the SPA Job Portal nearly every day!

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