Apply for the David M. Howard Memorial Prize
Deadline: 11:59pm (PT) Sunday, October 16, 2022
The David M. Howard Memorial Prize in American Politics recognizes outstanding achievement in graduate research in public policy, political behavior, or public opinion in the U.S. broadly understood.
Each year, IGS selects one UC Berkeley Ph.D. student to receive the award, which includes a cash prize of $2000.
To apply, email the cover sheet on the prize's webpage, your CV, and a statement describing your research and how you meet the selection criteria (up to 600 words max) to IGS Executive Director Christine Trost at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please ask your faculty reference to email a letter of recommendation separately. All materials must be received by October 16, 2022, at 11:59pm (PT) for consideration.
Learn more about past winners of the Howard Prize here.
WebEx Link: Register here
Open House Session 1: Wednesday, October 19, 2022 (1:00 – 3:00pm ET)
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Webinar Session 2: Wednesday, November 9, 2022 (5:00 – 6:00pm ET)
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Open House Session 2: Thursday, November 10, 2022 (1:00 – 3:00pm ET)
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If you're interested in law and policy analysis, don't hesitate to join us via zoom on Thursday, Oct.27, 2022, 7:00-8:00 PM PST to learn more!
Do you believe data should drive decision-making? The Possibility Lab brings together public policy experts who are committed to evidence-based policymaking and who use quantitative, participatory, and experimental methods to understand the potential of new ideas to improve people’s lives.
Rohit has over ten years’ experience in the impact evaluation space, with a focus on randomized evaluations and early-stage research studies. He manages overall strategy and the Lab’s Innovation workstream under the California 100 Initiative. He believes in using rigorous, community-centered research as part of public policy.
You can find our zoom link in our RSVP google form! Please submit your questions and RSVP!
RSVP Link: tinyurl.com/BLSAxTPL
Hello, My name is Alexandra and I am part of the leadership team for the campaign of Rebecca Young, who is running for SF Public Defender. We are looking for those interested in activism, marketing, and any other skills that they may want to exercise while being a part of a truly historic grassroots campaign team. San Francisco is the only city in which Public Defender’s are elected officials. If elected, Ms. Young would be both the first woman and the first Chinese American to be the San Francisco Public Defender in California's history. As a recent student who studied legal studies and public policy, I know just how vital it is to build a strong framework of individuals who care about voting rights, criminal Justice reform, and other similar social issues. I wholeheartedly believe that the work and goals of this campaign connect directly to these causes. The opportunity to get real world exposure to SF politics would be a great supplement to fellow students, not only as a one-of-a-kind addition to college resumes, but this opportunity would also allow students to take what they are learning about in their courses and apply it directly to the communities around them.
If any of your club members are interested in getting involved in our grassroots campaign, please fill out this form.
Learn about Rebecca's platform at her website.
For any questions please inquire to email@example.com with the subject "Rebecca Young Grassroots Campaign Interest".
"Grassroots advocacy is a bottom-up method for influencing decision-making that relies on people rather than wealth to drive change. Grassroots organizations are primarily made up of civilians advocating a cause to spur change at local, national, or international levels. Bottom-up approaches allow for the citizens– sometimes through grassroots organizations– to define their own goals and how to achieve them."
To learn more about how important grassroots practices are, in depth analysis are linked below.
Best, Alexandra Gonzalez and Rebecca Young Campaign Team
Virtual - Wednesday, October 19, 2022 from 1-4pm
Virtual Monday, October 17, 2022 from 3-4pm
Early Pre-Law Planning for 1st + 2nd Year Students w/Berkeley Law
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 from 3-4pm
Monday, October 24 from 3-4pm
Writing The Personal Statement and Statement of Interest - Workshop 3: Demystifying Graduate Education Series
Haas Scholars Program Info Session: $13,800 to carry out a final project in *ANY* major
Writing a Proposal for Students with Topics10/26 3-4:30pm
- A database of thousands of interview questions with tips on how to answer them
- A comprehensive video training curriculum covering all aspects of landing a job
- A step-by-step interview Answer Builder for crafting answers to behavioral questions
- The ability to rate and share your interview answers for feedback
- STEP 1: Go to https://berkeley.biginterview.com/and click "Register".
- STEP 2: Complete the registration process
- STEP 3: You'll then receive a confirmation email at your SCHOOL email address. Click "Verify" in the email!
October 13-14, 2022
This year's inaugural event, the Latinx Forum on Democracy, Migration, Health, & Wellbeing is dedicated to elevating Latinx scholarship on the UC Berkeley campus. Click here to see full details and register.
Volunteer at BLAQOUT! Conference 2022
October 14-16, 2022
BLAQOUT! is an annual three-day UC-wide conference that centers Black LGBTQIA+ community building, creativity, affirmation, health, and wellness. Seeking volunteers to support this year's conference and help organizers on the day of the event. Click here to learn more.
Volunteer with Berkeley Project
Deadline: October 16, 2022
The Berkeley Project is the largest student-organized day of community service hosted for Berkeley students. This Fall, you can volunteer individually or with your organization, all together. BP Day will be on Saturday, November 5.
YWCA 15th Annual Young Women* and Money Conference
November 5, 2022 | 9am - 4pm
The conference aims to financially empower young women in the East Bay by advancing their personal financial knowledge through keynote speakers and workshops on personal finance, credit, investments, and more. Click here to learn more.
A Gateway to Public Service and Leadership
Apply by Monday, February 6th, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. PST to the Capital Fellows Programs
- Assembly Fellowship Program
- Executive Fellowship Program
- Judicial Fellowship Program
- California Senate Fellows
The Capital Fellows Programs are nationally recognized public policy fellowships offering unique experiences in policy-making and development in each branch of California state government. Fellows work for 10-11 months as full-time, paid staff members in the State Assembly, State Senate, Executive Branch, or the Judiciary. The fellowships are administered by the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento, and are an outstanding opportunity for college graduates to engage in public service and prepare for future careers.
- Fellows receive a monthly salary of $3,253;
- Medical, dental and vision benefits;
- Student loan deferments;
- 6 graduate units in Political Science or Public Policy and Administration from Sacramento State; and
- A graduate certificate in Applied Policy and Government upon completion of the fellowship.
Prospective Capital Fellows must have a bachelor’s degree (in any major) by September 1, 2023, and a demonstrated interest in public service, public policy, and California state government. Applicants may apply to one or more of the programs that meet their interests and qualifications. Recent graduates, graduate, postgraduate and mid-career applicants are welcome to apply.
For the 2023-24 fellowship year, individuals must complete the online application by the deadline of Monday, February 6th, 2023 by 5:00 p.m. PST at Capital Fellows Programs
If you have questions regarding the Capital Fellows Programs, please contact Sacramento State’s Center for California Studies at, firstname.lastname@example.org.
CALPIRG is seeking a Campaign Associate to help lead our Beyond Plastic campaign.
Everyday, Californians throw away millions of single-use plastic containers, wrappers, packaging and other plastic “stuff.” The big problem with all that plastic is that it can take hundreds of years to fully degrade and the vast majority of it can’t be recycled. That means that almost every piece ever made is still out there piling up in our landfills, littering our streets, and polluting our environment.
CALPIRG’s Beyond Plastic campaign is working to eliminate the single-use plastics we’ve known for decades we can all live without.
We are seeking a Campaign Associate who will spearhead this campaign and work with our experienced team of advocates, researchers, and digital and communications experts.
Entry-level candidates are encouraged to apply; we provide training on advocacy and organizing skills, as well as oversight and on-the-ground training by an experienced advocate. Ideal candidates will have leadership experience, top-notch written and verbal skills, an eagerness to learn, and be ready for a challenge. We value organizing experience, including building campus or community groups.TYPICAL RESPONSIBILITIES
Build powerful coalitions: Reach out to like-minded organizations and affected constituency groups to demonstrate support for our campaign goals.
Earn traditional media and social media attention: Organize news conferences and write opinion pieces. Build a following on Facebook and Twitter for your campaign.
Lobby elected officials: Coordinate strategy with champions in Congress. Make a convincing case to legislators who are undecided on a particular vote. When a critical vote is happening on your campaign, work to demonstrate the support you’ve been building on the ground to help line up the votes needed to win.
Research and write reports: Catalog and analyze data relevant to the issue and our policy proposals to help influence public debate and earn media attention for our cause.
Identify and cultivate donors: Reach out to foundations and major donors and ask them to fund your campaign.
Recruit new people to your team: Help build your team recruiting volunteers, interns and full-time staff.
Run a grassroots campaign office each summer: Run a campaign office for the summer to raise money to support our campaigns, build our organization and membership, and help build critical and timely grassroots support to win key campaigns while honing your organizing and management skills.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
The target annual compensation for this position is $$30,000-$32,000 in the first year. CALPIRG offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.
Fill out our online application: https://jobs.pirg.org/CA-campaign-associate.html
Oakland, Sacramento, or Los Angeles
We’re also hiring Campaign Associates to work on other campaigns in locations across the country. We accept applications on a rolling basis. The position starts August 203.
THINGS TO KNOW WHEN YOU APPLY
CALPIRG is part of The Public Interest Network, which operates and supports organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world and a strategic approach to social change. Visit https://jobs.pirg.org/core-values.html for things you should know about our network when you apply.
CALPIRG is an equal opportunity employer.
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