Brendan’s Briefing: Nov. 18, 2016

Drawing of Ron SwansonPlease consider the announcements below and let me know if you have questions. Have a great fall break!

1. Lunch and Learn, Denver Sister Cities on Monday!
November 21, 11:50 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.  1380 Lawrence Street, 5th Floor Classroom 500.
Learn about sister city programs and opportunities to get involved here and abroad.  Lunch provided! Please join us.

2. Free Trainings From Downtown Colorado
Downtown Colorado Inc. is offering SPA students 5 complimentary registrations to all Downtown Improvement District Forums and Webinars! (promo code: SPA-COMP)

3. Research and Committee Staff Person Job, Colorado Legislative Council Staff
They are seeking SPA grad students to apply for a full-time Research and Committee Staff Person. The posted deadline is Nov. 21 but you are encouraged to apply early. They would like to fill the position before the session starts.  Click here for details. Email Matt Becker, current MPA student and Legislative Council Research Analyst, with questions or additional insight on the position.

4. Paid Internship, Education Policy
America Succeeds is seeking 1-2 SPA graduate students for a paid fellowship for the winter-spring months, 15-20 hours a week.  America Succeeds is a network of non-partisan, business-led, policy and advocacy organizations that offer an informed and credible “business voice for education” in each state.  View details or contact Lauren Cole with your resume if you’re interested in learning more.

5. Paid Internship, Nonprofit & Local Government
Alameda Gateway Community Association is seeking SPA graduate students for a paid internship. The intern will work on social media, marketing and public outreach by leveraging social media and targeted email campaigns to constituents. 10-12 hours a week for 8 weeks. $800 stipend. Contact: Tom Quinn, Acting Executive Director.

6. Paid Internship, Nonprofit, Arts. Summer in Breck!
Gain experience in nonprofit development. Housing and a weekly grocery stipend are included.  The National Repertory Orchestra (NRO) is a nonprofit located Breckenridge. Each winter they audition over 1,000 musicians from across the United States. Only 88 of are chosen to attend the NRO that summer where they’ll perform, work with guest conductors, and engage in community outreach events. Click here to view internship details. Apply by January 30.

7. Internship, Legislative Session
House District 6 Representative-elect Chris Hansen, is seeking interns for the next legislative session. 4-6 hours a week from January – May. Office space is available. Flexible hours. You don’t need prior experience. Interns will research, write, and play a role with constituents at the capital during the session. There are a variety of issues you could work on from environmental, transportation, housing, health, etc. Please email me your resume by Nov 25 for immediate consideration.

8. Internship, Public Health Policy and Advocacy
Colorado Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP) is seeking SPA grad students interested in public health to fill an unpaid internship position.  Excellent networking and skill building opportunity! CAFP represents over 2,200 physicians and medical students. It is the only medical society devoted solely to primary care. It’s worth considering! Click here for details.

9. Internship or Possible Capstone — Victim Advocacy
The 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, Victim Advocacy Services is seeking SPA grad students to assist with program and services evaluation. Determine where efficiency can be gained in delivering services while considering staff capacities, and offer recommendations for resource allocations based on priorities. Interested? Contact: Cathy Rodriguez, Advocacy Services Manager.

10. Internship. Judicial Accountability, Juvenile Justice and Advocacy
JUSTus Kids – focuses on sexual assault cases, child abuse, and domestic violence.  They are seeking SPA grad students for research and court monitoring internships. Please follow up with Maralee McLean to learn more.

11. Internship, Public Health
AllHealth Network (formerly Arapahoe Douglas Mental Health Network) mission is to provide comprehensive accessible healthcare.  Internships available in administration, external relations, and human resources.   Click here for details.

12. Internship, Public Affairs
Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce is currently looking for a Public Affairs Intern for next semester.  Position runs from January through June 2017. Assist the Public Affairs department with the daily activities coordinating Colorado General Assembly vote tracking projects; planning and coordinating meetings and special events. Excellent entrée into the Public Affairs field, working with one of the highest profile Public Affairs shops in Denver. Click here for details.

13. Save the Date: MPA Student Association End of Semester Celebration
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 5-7 p.m. | Denver location TBD
Celebrate the end of the semester with your fellow peers! Light appetizers provided. Join the event Facebook page for event updates and to RSVP



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