Brendan’s Briefing: Dec. 6, 2017

Thanksgiving was over a week ago.  By now, you should have room for more.  Enjoy!

Internships and Jobs

1. Nonprofit Centers Network
They’re looking for SPA grad students interested for two projects for the spring 2018 semester.  These are not paid. They can be used as credit toward internship and potentially meet your capstone objectives. Email Interim Executive Director Katie Edwards for immediate consideration.
Project #1:  State of the Shared Space Sector Survey: Every three years, we conduct and industry-wide survey of trends and best practices. Recruit survey participants. Implement the survey. Analyze the data. (Your name will even go on the final report!)
Project #2:  Analysis and Selection of Association Management System: Assist in vetting, evaluating and selecting a upgraded member management and communication system.

2. City and County of Denver
Paid Internship, Campus Relations Intern. This opportunity is available starting in Spring 2018 – Summer 2018.  This part-time internship requires 20–25 hours per week during normal business hours, 8:00am – 5:00pm.  $15.88 / hour.  Schedule is somewhat flexible to help accommodate class schedules.  This position will work directly with the Campus Relations Specialist to assist with developing, implementing, and monitoring the internship program here at the City and County of Denver. Details in the SPA Job Portal.  Please email me if you apply.

3. City and County of Denver
Paid Internship. Human Resource Special Project Intern to support the Executive Director of Human Resources.  This is an excellent opportunity to work alongside senior human resource directors and professionals at the city and to learn about and contribute to leading-edge human resources strategies and initiatives.  This internship is available part time (25-39 hours per week) through spring with the possibility to continue through the summer of 2018.  Details in the SPA Job Portal.  Please email me if you apply.

4. Denver Home Builders Foundation
Nonprofit administration and development internship.  They’re looking for SPA graduate students interested in developing a skill set and broader understanding of nonprofit organizations and member development.  Paid, 15-25 hours a week. Excellent opportunity to gain broad experience and network with nonprofit professionals in housing, skilled trades, and human services.  Please email Beth Forbes, CEO, with your resume for immediate consideration.

5. Oregon Summer Paid Fellowship
Portland State reached out and would like to see more students from the School of Public Affairs apply for their paid summer fellowship program.  There is a 10 week summer fellowship and an 8 month post graduate opportunity for those graduating in May.  The online application deadline for the first phase of our process is Tuesday, January 2, 2018.  Details on the PSU website.

6. City of Lakewood Police Department
Lakewood P.D. seeks SPA students to apply for the July 2018 academy.  The application is open until December 22, 2017.  Lakewood is widely recognized for outstanding leadership and professionalism in policing.  Starting pay is $57,283.  Three years from date of hire: $74,360. Additional details and application instructions are on the Lakewood P.D. website.

Professional Development and Funding Opportunities

1. The Heinz Journal, Publication Opportunity
Call for Submissions Spring 2018.  The Heinz Journal, Carnegie Mellon University’s student-run policy journal, invites masters and doctoral students to submit articles for publication. The journal features pieces that advance the policy debate and call for innovative solutions to the most challenging social, economic, and political issues today.  Submissions should be cover timely and relevant topics in public policy and contain original research.  Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. The deadline is January 10, 2018. More details on how to submit for journal publication are available on the Journal website.

2. Student IGNITE! Policy Competition
This policy competition is a chance to share ideas and research with policy experts at the University of Denver’s 2018 Public Policy Forum.  Four finalists will be invited to present in front of a panel of policy experts who will select the best presentation on Friday, May 11, 11:30am – 12:45pm. The winner will receive a $500 research grant. Submission deadline: January 8, 2018.  Application instructions and details are available in their flyer.

3. Fall Scholarship for Public Administration Finance Professionals
The Government Financial Officers Association is offering scholarships for graduate students intending on pursuing careers in state or local government finance. There are five scholarships to consider that range from $5,000 – $15,000.  The deadline to apply is January 26, 2018. Winners are notified by March 23, 2018.  Details on the GFOA website.

4. Funded Research: The Big Cities Health Coalition
Mini-grants up to $3,000 are available for graduate students to conduct analysis of data using its Big Cities Health Inventory Platform. This could be a capstone!  Grants are available for students to do an analysis of data from the Big Cities Health Inventory (BCHI) on issues ranging from opioids to gun violence to infectious disease. The BCHI is an open access data platform that provides a “snapshot” of health in 30 of the largest cities in the United States. The BCHI is a standardized data collection hub that allows for comparability of health indicators across city jurisdictions. The platform contains over 18,000 data points across more than 50 health, socio-economic, and demographic indicators across 11 categories.  Apply by December 29, 2017. Details on the BCHI website.

Spring Registration, CU South Denver

1. Organizational Management at CU South Denver
PUAD 5002 will be offered at CU South Denver in Lone Tree in the spring 2018 semester. It is being taught by Dr. Mary Guy!  Professor Guy has written widely about emotional labor in public service, especially in regard to emotionally intense work demands. She also writes about workforce diversity and the difference that gender makes in policy development and implementation. She is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and one of the most respected scholars in the field.  This is an outstanding opportunity for students living south of the Denver metro and a chance to take a class from one of SPA’s top professors.  In other words, her class is worth the drive even if you don’t live south of Denver!

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