Thursday, July 26, 2012

Pelosi Internships


Internships Available with Representative Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Leader
The District Office of Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi seeks competent, passionate, personable college students and recent college graduates for the Internship program for the Fall Semester 2012. Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi's internship program offers the unique opportunity to learn about the functions of the House of Representatives, the Congresswoman's work in representing the City of San Francisco, and her role as the House Democratic Leader.
Skills required:
·        Excellent communication skills including written and verbal
·        Knowledge of and experience with various computer programs including Word, Excel and Outlook
·        Attention to detail and an ability to complete tasks efficiently and thoroughly
·        An interest in policy issues and government

Selected Intern Duties:

·        Office administrative support which includes greeting constituents, answering phones, sorting mail, data entry, organizing press clips and assisting staff with front desk/reception duties
·        Assisting staff in planning press conferences and community events
·        Researching and drafting responses for office correspondence
While the internship is unpaid, Congresswoman Pelosi supports students requesting credit for their internship through their school or university. Applicants should be punctual, organized, and flexible as tasks and environments vary.  
Please complete the online internship application and fax a writing sample to 415-861-1670. Online application:
Location: San Francisco Federal Building 90 7th Street, Suite 2-800, San Francisco, CA.
Times: Flexible, based on intern’s availability - Monday-Friday, 10:00a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Three new PhD studentships at University of Greenwich

For the "what's out there" file:

 The Business School at the University of Greenwich is advertising three fully funded PhD studentships for the next academic year. A number of different topics are available for applicants to choose, and more detailed information on the desired structure and focus of submissions is available upon request.

 One of the studentships, on "Key influencers and opinion leaders in online communications" is supervised by Dr Riccardo De Vita and Dr. Paola Tubaro and will be part of a broader research programme on online social networks and social influence. For more information, please see this document.

Note the difference between a taught degree and a research degree in British institutions.