Latest News as of 1/17/20

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Welcome Back Everyone!

Please remember to hold off on declaring (single and double majors) for the first few weeks and that’s because the major has grown, I handle enrollments for all of our classes at the beginning of the semester and there’s just one of me. Thank you!

Also, #7 below closes tonight! I figured I’d leave it in anyway.

1) Glbl Intrnshps App Open
2) Job Srch Bootcamp
3) Sigma Alpha Nu Rush
4) Leading Women of Tomorrow
5) Mills Course
6) Measure C Jobs
7) US Attorney Ofc Job
8) IGS Fllwshps & Grants
9) CGRS Intrnshps
10) UCR MPP Prog
11) Green Corps Fllwshp
12) Berkeley Home Match
13) Kaplan Deal
14) First Gen Career Conf
15) Volunteer! Natl Trial Competition

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1) Glbl Intrnshps App Open

Glbl Intrnshps App Open
Applications for Berkeley Global Internships open today and close on February 17, 2020.

Berkeley Global Internships offers project-based academic internships in a variety of industries in both domestic and international locations. 2020 locations include:

We partner with leading organizations such as the Academic Internship Council and EUSA to provide you with internship programs and comprehensive support, including:

  • One-on-one program advising
  • Placement in an internship based on your academic background, experience, and interests
  • Professional development workshops to prepare you for your internship

Berkeley Global Internships programs are open to all University of California students and visiting students from other colleges and universities.

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2) Job Srch Bootcamp

Job Srch Bootcamp
Job Search Bootcamp for L&S

Thursday, January 30th 2020, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Blue & Gold Room – Career Center

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3) Sigma Alpha Nu Rush

Sigma Alpha Nu Rush
Sigma Alpha Nu, Cal’s premier co-ed professional pre-law fraternity, is welcoming students to our spring 2020 rush process!

SAN offers a rigorous professional development program, law school preparation guidance, and leadership training for our members. If you’re thinking about a career in law, be sure to mark your calendar for our upcoming events! Please visit calsan.org for more information

Meet the Chapter
Tues 1/28, 8PM @Dwinelle 229
Campus casual attire

Legal Night
Thurs 1/30, 7PM @The Princeton Review Office
2505 Channing Way
Business Professional Attire

Professional Night
Mon 2/3, 8PM @Dwinelle 229
Business Professional Attire
**Please bring your printed resume for review and feedback!

Social Night
Wed 2/5, invite only

For further questions, feel free to email us at calsigmaalphanu@gmail.com or drop by our table on Sproul

Hope to see you soon!

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4) Leading Women of Tomorrow

Leading Women of Tomorrow
Leading Women of Tomorrow is a student run, non-profit, bipartisan organization that seeks to encourage more young women to consider careers in public service, with the aim of bridging the gender gap among public representatives. Gender equality is a sustainable development goal, and for our efforts we were recently recognized at the UN.

We are looking for passionate students to lead our new campus chapter at UC Berkeley  Chapter presidents, vice-presidents, treasurers, and secretaries will have the opportunity to work with local community leaders as well as national political and policy professionals, coordinating events for campus and program implementation with support from our Washington, D.C. headquarters.

This is a unique opportunity to make a direct impact on your community. Hours are very flexible, and no travel is required. Students from all majors are welcome to join! To apply, please email a copy of your resume to leadingwomenoftomorrow@gmail.com and indicate your preferred position and whether or not you would be willing to accept a different position.

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5) Mills Course

Mills Course

***NOTE: This course will not count towards the Legal Studies major requirements.***

Mills College is offering a 1 unit course on Legislative Apportionment and Redistricting available to UC Berkeley students.The course, Legislative Apportionment and Redistricting, will meet for four Friday sessions:

Fri. 1/31/20, 9:00am-12:20pm
Fri. 2/7/20, 9:00am-12:20pm
Fri. 2/21/20, 9:00am-12:20pm
Fri. 3/6/20, 9:00am-12:20pm

Course Description: 

Every ten years, district lines for Congress, state legislatures, and a host of other offices must be redrawn to reflect new Census data. How those lines are drawn affects funding decisions, political power, and whether all communities are represented in the public arena. This course will cover redistricting data and mapping, traditional redistricting criteria, redistricting by Commission versus Legislature or other elected body, and recent court cases on gerrymandering and voting rights.

Course Number: 

PPOL 180/280D

The class is available to UC Berkeley undergraduate students who self-identify as women and those assigned female at birth who do not fall into the gender binary. All UC Berkeley graduate students are invited to attend. Transportation between Mills College and UC Berkeley is available and free of charge. UC Berkeley students enrolled in this course will receive a Mills ID and may use the Mills library.

If interested, please complete the Cross Registration application at https://registrar.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/pdf/Cross.Registration.App.pdf and file the application with the UC Berkeley Registrar at

120 SPROUL HALL #5405
Berkeley, CA 94720

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6) Measure C Jobs

Measure C Jobs
I’m hiring voter contact workers for Yes on Measure C Alameda County 2020. We are paying $15 an hour and the hours would fit a student’s schedule.

This will be a great opportunity for them to get work experience and make money but more importantly I’m looking for people that can also be trained for leadership positions in campaigns.

Here’s our Google Form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeaKh_5Eutpo2snczbwId23d6kV9PfZak56PW-JY2O0h3u03w/viewform

Questions? Contact:
Victor Flores <vflores51036@gmail.com>
VP of Membership – LYDEB
Director of Communications – EBYD
Recording Secretary/ Chair of Legislative Committee – OLCC

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7) US Attorney Ofc Job

US Attorney Ofc Job

All applicants are required to complete the Online Occupational Questionnaire, submit a resume and cover letter, and possibly submit additional documents (as stated in the “Required Documents” section).  The deadline to apply for the position is 8:59 pm PT (11:59 pm ET) on January 17.
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/554366600

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8) IGS Fllwshps & Grants

IGS Fllwshps & Grants

Institute for Governmental Studies announce the following opportunities:
Charles H. Percy Undergraduate Grant for Public Affairs Research
The Institute of Governmental Studies will award up to four research grants in the amount of $500 each to U.C. Berkeley undergraduate students who are conducting research on an aspect of American politics, including public opinion, electoral behavior, civic participation, government institutions, social movements, and public policy. We encourage students from all majors to apply. The grant is made possible by a generous donation from Bill and Patrice Brandt.
For more information click here.
Application: Click here to apply.
Deadline: Applications are due on Monday, January 27 by 4pm.

Mike Synar Graduate Research Fellowship
The Institute of Governmental Studies will award three research fellowships of $3,000 each. The Mike Synar Graduate Research Fellowship is awarded to distinguished UC Berkeley graduate students who are writing their dissertations on an aspect of American politics, including comparative research across nations with the United States as a major case. To be eligible, graduate students must have advanced to candidacy. All award recipients will be invited to the award ceremony during the spring semester. This grant is generously supported by Bill and Patrice Brandt.
For more information click here.
Application: Click here to apply.
Deadline: Applications are due on Monday, January 27 by 4pm.

The Robert T. Matsui Center for Politics & Public Service Local Government Fellowship
The Matsui Local Government Fellowship offers students the opportunity to get firsthand municipal experience in California’s political and policy making communities. Each year, students selected for this program intern in a branch of local government of the student’s preference. We will help place you in the internship that you find most interesting, whether it is working in a mayor’s office or interning for a local school board. The internship will involve full-time work during the summer. Students will receive a stipend to help with living costs and transportation. Students accepted to the Fellowship are also automatically accepted into the Spring Break program Democracy Camp. This will allow Local Government Fellows to learn more about public service opportunities and to build a cohort with other students. Participation is optional but encouraged. All students currently enrolled at UC Berkeley are encouraged to apply!
For more information click here.
Application: Click here to apply.
Deadline: Applications are due on Tuesday, February 18 at 9am.

Questions? Contact IGS Program Manager Sonia Moctezuma: soniamoctezuma@berkeley.edu

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9) CGRS Intrnshps

CGRS Intrnshps

The Center for Gender and Refugee Studies is hiring spring semester interns to fill communicationsdevelopment, and research positions.

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10) UCR MPP Prog

UCR MPP Prog

UCR School of Public Policy
Master of Public Policy (MPP)

Learn more about the MPP program at the University of California, Riverside’s School of Public Policy by visiting our website.

We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2020. Please contact mpp@ucr.edu for more information.

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11) Green Corps Fllwshp

Green Corps Fllwshp

Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day.

Click here to learn more about Green Corps’ paid environmental organizing fellowship.

Our year-long program puts you in an intensive classroom training with people like Bill McKibben and other guest speakers. Then, you move to hands-on experience working with groups like Oceana, Corporate Accountability, The Wilderness Society and Mighty Earth to fight climate change, protect public lands and reform our food system. And when you graduate we will help you find a career with one of the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups.

The planet needs all the help it can get, especially now with so many protections under attack. To win now and build a strong foundation for lasting progress, we need people who know how to organize: to run organizations and campaigns that will inspire the support and action we need to save our planet.

We’re accepting the top 25 out of more than 1000 applicants for our 2020-2021 program. If you’re passionate about the environment and ready to learn and practice the craft of organizing, click here to apply.

Green Corps’ year long program begins in August 2020 with Introductory Classroom Training, and continues with field placements in multiple locations across the U.S. Candidates must be willing to relocate.

For more information, click here.

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12) Berkeley Home Match

Berkeley Home Match
Know any students looking for an affordable place to live?

Berkeley Home Match (homematch.berkeley.edu), run through the UC Berkeley Retirement Center, is a pilot program that connects UC retirees with a spare room in their home to graduate students, postdocs, and visiting scholars looking for affordable housing.

If you know any graduate students or postdocs looking for housing, there are several homes available now! Please direct them to email homematch@berkeley.edu to receive an application.

P.S. Check out the story in Berkeleyside about one of our matches!: https://www.berkeleyside.com/2019/12/02/berkeley-program-puts-students-seeking-housing-in-the-homes-of-older-adults

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13) Kaplan Deal

Kaplan Deal
This limited-time program is ideal for students who want the confidence that comes with an unlimited prep plan. With one enrollment, students have access to Live Online, In Person, and Self-Paced courses throughout 2020.

Students also get 3 hours of 1-on-1 sessions with an LSAT teacher, access to every LSAT question ever released, plus access to our digital library through 2020. All Access means unlimited classes and course assets all year—so they can learn all year. Copy & paste the link below to send to your students:

LSAT All Access, your ticket to unlimited Live Online, In Person, and Self-Paced courses for the entire year. It’s our best deal of the year—at the best price. Period. Learn more.

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14) First Gen Career Conf

First Gen Career Conf

First Generation Career Conference 2020

Sat, Feb 8 11:00 am PST – 4:00 pm PST
Career Center, 2440 Bancroft – Blue & Gold Room, 2440 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA

Register
See Details

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15) Volunteer! Natl Trial Competition

Volunteer! Natl Trial Competition

An Opportunity for Legal Studies Majors:

Are you interested in what it is like to be a law student or lawyer? Here’s a volunteer opportunity that will allow you to meet and talk with some of the most skilled law students from California (and beyond!).

The regional rounds of the National Trial Competition are occurring in the federal courthouse in San Francisco on January 30 and 31 and February 1 and 2. The most talented law student trial advocates from law schools across California (and beyond) will compete against one another on those dates. And Berkeley Law is hosting the competition!

How does this involve you? The National Trial Competition requires ordinary people, including high school students, to serve as witnesses in the trial. Witnesses pretend to be a particular character (say a store manager or a parent of an injured child) and then answer questions that the attorneys ask. Anyone can serve as a witness, as long as they are willing to read the “story” of their witness, and answer questions based on that story. That anyone could be you!

Why should you do this? If you ever wondered what an trial is like, but don’t have the days or weeks to watch one, there’s no better way to learn than to participate in a mock trial. Plus, as an added bonus, members of Berkeley Law’s award-winning trial team will teach you some of the skills that you’ll see when you volunteer. They will hold a fun, fast-paced, and educational training in witness examination from 10 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, February 8 at Berkeley Law. We will serve food. This training is only open to those persons who serve as witnesses.

What are the details? The competition will take place at the Federal Courthouse in the Civic Center area of San Francisco (within walking distance of the Civic Center BART stop). You can sign up for one or more of the following times/dates:

  • Thursday, January 30 at 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, January 31 at 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 1 at 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

(The rounds will last longer for the competitors and judges, than it will for the witnesses.)

You can learn more about the location, duties and other important facts at this website. You can sign up there as well. If you have additional questions about witness duties that the website doesn’t answer, please contact Spencer Pahlke at spahlke@walkuplawoffice.com. If you have questions about scheduling, please contact Barbara Karvelot at bkarvelot@law.berkeley.edu

The last time Berkeley Law hosted this competition, many undergraduate students volunteered. They all thought it was an interesting and valuable experience. I hope you choose to volunteer!

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