Brendan’s Briefing: Jan. 19, 2017

Drawing of Ron SwansonPlease consider the announcements below and let me know if you have questions.

1. Internship: The Colorado Nonprofit Association
They are seeking a Policy Intern and has encouraged our students to apply.  This is a unique opportunity to work on policy issues affecting nonprofit organizations throughout the state. Details online.

2. Internship: Denver Police Department
They are accepting applications for the Planning, Research, and Support Section Internship.  This is a highly competitive internship selection process.  You  might consider it for the fall along with the current semester. Details online.

3. Paid Research Internships
TriWest is a human service evaluation and management consulting company based in Boulder, CO.  They are seeking graduate students to apply for paid internships.  Opportunities include: Assist in qualitative analysis on clinical records and parent interviews for our evaluation of a Behavioral Therapies for children with autism and development delays/disabilities. Another is to conduct a statewide Needs Assessment for Substance Abuse Prevention in Colorado. This will involve internet research and document analysis regarding existing statewide efforts as well as assisting with survey administration to prevention and health providers. $12 – $15 an hour.  Please contact Tonya Aultman-Bettridge, PhD,  with your resume.

4. Paid Federal Internship: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Student Position.
Must be enrolled in a program to qualify. Full time summer position. $36k – $47k / annually. Application deadline is January 31. Details online.

5. Fellowship: The City of Fort Collins
They are accepting applications for a Graduate Management Assistant position.  Starting salary: $38,000.  Graduate Management Assistants get the opportunity to see how such a community operates, and actively participate in a variety of programs and projects that help Fort Collins achieve its mission to provide exceptional service for an exceptional community. Deadline to apply is January 20.  Details online.

6. Internship or Capstone: Local Government and Arts
I could imagine this fitting as both a capstone or internship. The Town of Elizabeth would like a graduate student to develop and deliver an outreach strategy geared toward artist participation with the Arts Market Study.  Inquire ASAP. Details online.

7. Internship or Capstone: Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence
They are seeking a graduate student for a capstone or internship to primarily work in their Housing Program.  The Housing Program Intern will also work, as needed, with other CCADV programs as well, such as communications, policy, training and technical assistance, and programming. There are opportunities for a variety of experiences. More details online.

8. Capstone Opportunity: Mile High Connects
MHC is a broad collaborative of private, public, and nonprofit organizations committed to increasing access to affordable housing, good jobs, quality schools, and healthy communities through public transit.  MHC’s Steering Committee will be creating a new strategic plan using a SOAR methodology. They would like to engage a student to participate alongside their Steering Committee members in scheduling and conducting interviews and, more importantly, organizing and analyzing the full data set for themes and implications.  Details online.

9. Free Training: Climate Reality Leadership Corps
Denver, March 2-4.  Learn from our Founder and Chairman former US Vice President Al Gore, how to communicate the urgency of the climate crisis to people everywhere. Hear from subject experts in such fields as strategic communications, climate science, and grassroots organizing. Registration is free, limited, and required. Registration deadline is January 24. Details online.

10. Free Training: Cost/Benefit Workshop
With SPA Dean Paul Teske.  Bring your lunch along.  1380 Lawrence Street, 5th Floor Classroom 500.  Monday, Feb. 6.  11:45 AM – 1:00 PM.

11. Free Training: Excel Workshops
Bring your lunch along. Part I:  Friday, February 10, 12 – 2 PM.  Part II Friday, February 24, 12 -2 PM.  1380 Lawrence Street. 5th Floor Classroom 500.

12. Conference: Colorado City and County Management Association
The School of Public Affairs will be exhibiting at the Colorado City and County Management Association annual conference in Glenwood Springs next week, January 25 – 28.  SPA can offer some assistance to students attending the conference.  Please email me your intentions or interest in attending. Details online.

13. Conference: Colorado Emergency Management Association
The School of Public Affairs will be exhibiting at the Colorado Emergency Management Association annual conference in Colorado Springs, February 28 – March 2.  SPA can offer some assistance to students attending the conference.  Please email me your intentions or interest in attending. Details online.



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