Wednesday, April 28, 2010

PAID Internship at MTC


Application packets must arrive by 4:00 p.m. May 5, 2010.

MTC is sponsoring 13 internships at our Oakland location. The hourly rate is $14.50 - $18.75 students generally work full-time from June through September and may be extended on a part-time basis through December.

The purpose of the program is to provide college students the opportunity to gain professional work experience in the field of Transportation; City/Regional Planning, Planning, Transportation Engineering, Public Policy, Public Administration, Urban Studies, and Public Finance. Students enrolled in closely related fields will be considered. Each position has its own set of requirements, it*s best to review the position you are interested in at

REQUIREMENTS are: Must be enrolled at least part-time in a four-year undergraduate or graduate level program. Individuals who have already graduated may be considered up to six (6) months after-graduation.

Please direct any interested parties to MTC's website at: for detailed job descriptions
and an MTC application.  

Ann Macaulay, PHR
Human Resources
101-8th St
Oakland, CA  94607
(510) 817-5741

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Transborder Membership Politics



Transborder Membership Politics 
in Cold War and Post-Cold War 
Germany and Korea

Thursday, 22 April 2010, 4-5:30 p.m.
102 Wurster Hall

This paper addresses transborder membership politics in historical and comparative perspective, examining changing German and Korean policies towards transborder coethnics (German in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, and Koreans in Japan and China) during the Cold War and post-Cold War eras. "Ethnic Germans" or "overseas Koreans" are often treated as prepolitical, self-subsistent ethnonational entities; and the transborder membership politics of Germany and Korea have been cast as clear exemplars of ethnic nationalism. Yet transborder populations' status as "co-ethnics" or "co-nationals" is not given by the facts of ethnic demography: it is constructed through, contested in, and contingent on representations, claims, and struggles in transborder political fields; and the state is central to these historically specific and variably configured political struggles.

Rogers Brubaker is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Progressive Campaign Job Opportunities – Nationwide

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Progressive Campaign Job Opportunities – Nationwide!
Come see us at the Mills College Career Fair, April 7th!
History was made 1 year ago, and now is the time for the change to really happen!  Grassroots Campaigns, inc. has joined forces with the American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International, Equality California, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the Sierra Club, Save the Children, and other progressive and humanitarian organizations to drive forwards a progressive agenda and get ready for the 2010 midterm elections.
Grassroots Campaigns is looking for top student leaders to join our teams this summer as Assistant Canvass Directors!  There is no better time or place to get involved and help to shape the new generation that will take this country in a more progressive direction.
Assistant Canvass Director Job Responsibilities:
Recruitment:  Build a team of 15-40 canvassers by recruiting from within the local community.  Interview prospective staff and make hiring decisions.
Staff Management:  Teach canvassing/fundraising skills.  Work with your staff in individual and group settings, with a particular eye towards developing leaders.  Cultivate a welcoming and motivating atmosphere.
Canvassing:  Canvass in the field for four days per week, to train new and experienced staff in the field and meet personal fundraising requirements.
Administration:  Carefully track income and expenses.  Manage the budget for your office.  Process staff payroll.  Maintain records for future organizing efforts.
Strong communication and motivational skills, work ethic, and desire for political change are essential.  Candidates must be able to work within a team, have proven leadership ability and an orientation towards handling a lot of responsibility.  Strong self-direction and the ability to take initiative are also necessary qualifications.  Previous field or canvassing experience is a plus, and may qualify candidates for additional leadership positions.
Newly hired directors will typically spend three weeks doing field training, working intensely alongside experienced directors and will also attend a week-long national classroom training.  Additionally, directors receive support from regional management staff throughout their time on staff.
After one year in the position, staff will have learned the basics of running a successful grassroots campaign, including, but not limited to, fundraising and donor recruitment, hiring and supervising staff and/or volunteers, and turf management.
Positions are through the Election of 2010, and we’re building towards the mid-term elections. Campaign hours can run 80-100 hours per week, including work on weekends. 
Annual salary for Assistant Canvass Directors begins at $24,000 (California pay is adjusted for cost of living).   Staff may opt into our health care plan (PPO).  Paid training, vacation and sick days are included; student loan assistance is available. 
Timing and Location:
Positions are available beginning post-graduation, in cities nationwide.
To Apply:
Come to the Mills College Career Fair, Wednesday, April 7th
Contact Phil Henke at 415.447.9396 or
Please visit our website,, for more information about current and past campaigns.
Grassroots Campaigns past and current clients include: Democratic National Committee, Political Action, League of Conservation Voters, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, American Civil Liberties Union, Common Cause, Working America, Amnesty International, Equality California, Center for American Progress, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and Save the Children (Save the Children is an independent organization and is not religiously or politically aligned.  Save the Children has no direct affiliation with the organizations Grassroots Campaigns, Inc. partners with.).