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September 30, 2014 Edition


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I. General Political Science Announcements

a.  Washington D.C. Summer Congressional Internship Program

b.  Become a Lincoln, Madison or Marshall Fellow

c.  The Washington Center Information Session - October 2

II. General University Announcements

a.  Career Services - Career Events & Fairs

III. Student Kudos

IV. Upcoming Lectures and Speakers

V.  Internships

a.  Washington D.C. Summer Congressional Internship Program

b.  Schneider for Congress Internship

c.  The Heritage Foundation Internship Program

d.  Student PIRGs-Public Interest Research Groups Internships

e.  Bruce Rauner Campaign Internships

VI.  Scholarship and Fellowships

a.  Become a Lincoln, Madison or Marshall Fellow

b.  2014-18 McKearn Fellows

VII.  Clubs and Organizations

VIII.  Other Announcements

a.  Congressman Bill Foster's Job Fair - October 15

b.  The Public Policy & Leadership Conference - February 10-22, 2015

IX.  Faculty News


I. General Political Science Announcements 

a. Washington D.C. Summer Congressional Internship Program Applications are now being accepted for the Washington D.C. Summer Congressional Internship Program. Application deadline is Friday, October 31st. For more information, click here. To download application, click here.
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b. Become a Lincoln, Madison or Marshall Fellow.
These three fellowships will subsidize the production of a high-level research paper and cover the costs for participating in the Political Science March Break D.C. Trip. You are eligible to apply if you are a Political Science major with a 3.2 GPA in the major and cumulatively, and are enrolled in the “Justice and Democracy: The American Experiment” emphasis. Funding for this undergraduate research initiative is generously provided by the Koch Foundation. To apply click here.
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c. The Washington Center Information Session: Internship Programs and Academic Seminars in Washington, D.C. - Thursday, October 2nd, 12:30 - 1:30 in DuSable 310
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II. General University Announcements 

a. Career Services - Career Events & Fairs
A couple events coming in October:
Internship Preparation Workshop Series
Workshop: Career Fair Preparation 
ABCs of Getting an Internship Workshop 
Details.
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III. Student Kudos!

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IV. Upcoming Lectures and Speakers

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V. Internships

a. Washington D.C. Summer Congressional Internship Program Applications are now being accepted for the Washington D.C. Summer Congressional Internship Program. Application deadline is Friday, October 31st. For more information, click here. To download application, click here.
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b. Brad Schneider for Congress has Fall Internship openings. Details.
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c. The Heritage Foundation is already recruiting students for their Spring Internship Program which will run from January 12th to May 8th. They are looking for rising juniors and seniors interested in promoting Heritage policy and research, and experiencing DC first hand. Details.
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d. Student PIRGs-Public Interest Research Groups Internships  Details.
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e. Bruce Rauner Campaign Internships Details.
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VI. Scholarship and Fellowships

a. Become a Lincoln, Madison or Marshall Fellow.
These three fellowships will subsidize the production of a high-level research paper and cover the costs for participating in the Political Science March Break D.C. Trip. You are eligible to apply if you are a Political Science major with a 3.2 GPA in the major and cumulatively, and are enrolled in the “Justice and Democracy: The American Experiment” emphasis. Funding for this undergraduate research initiative is generously provided by the Koch Foundation. To apply click here.
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b. 2014-18 McKearn Fellows -Call for Applications - The McKearn Fellows Program will allow ten high-achieving students to have a transformative academic and engaged learning experience that will lay a solid foundation for future success and life-long learning. The program encompasses three modules: research and artistry design; leadership development; and civic, social and global engagement. Selection as a McKearn Fellow bestows one of NIU's most prestigious honors and provides an unparalleled educational experience. Over the course of the program, Fellows will be guided to create a distinctive plan of course work and engagement activities that will foster their intellectual curiosity, entrepreneurial spirit, and commitment to civic engagement as they move down the path towards student career success. Funded by a major gift from John and Cassandra McKearn, the Program will highlight and advance the skills, knowledge, and achievement of some of NIU's top students. Details.
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VII. Clubs and Organizations

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VIII. Other Announcements 

a. Congressman Foster's Job Fair - October 15.  Aurora, IL  Details.
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b. The Public Policy & Leadership Conference - February 10-22, 2015. Details. The online application is available through the PPLC website. The deadline to apply is November 12, 2014.
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IX. Faculty News

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