POLITICAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT NEWSLETTER — June 6, 2021
EXCITING FALL COURSE OPTION — POLS 3309: Russian Politics in Comparison, MW 02:15–03:55PM. Russia has made news for its cyberattacks, hacks, and misinformation in the US and poisoning and imprisoning its opposition. Want to know how Russia went from being a communist superpower to this? Want to understand how Putin is so weak he has to pretend to be a macho man? The course is currently scheduled as a hybrid, which is a mystery to us all, but I promise an engaging experience and flexibility as we figure out how to reclaim our campus life. -Prof. Johnson
YOUR FALL 2021 REGISTRATION — Register today to get the Political Science courses you want and need for graduation! Questions? Concerned about staying on track? Contact Administrative Specialist Barbara Haugstatter, email@example.com or call 718–951–5306.
CityTalk PANEL DISCUSSION: PROUD EMPLOYEES, JUNE 11, 4:30 pm — Register: http://bit.ly/0611CityTalkLGBT In recognition of Pride Month, we will be partnering with various City agencies featuring LGBTQ+ employees who will discuss their professional journey, diversity and inclusion initiatives within their agency, and provide insights on the benefits of working for the City of New York. Additionally, attendees will learn about the various careers available in City government and the pathways to obtaining those jobs. The Office of Citywide Equity and Inclusion, within the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services, partners with community-based organizations and educational institutions to share information about City government jobs and outline the process for applying for City jobs. We specifically conduct targeted outreach to diverse communities such as veterans, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+, and various ethnic communities to ensure our workforce is representative of the city we serve. From: Kadian Outar, Executive Director in the Office of Citywide Equity and Inclusion with the City of New York.
YOU’VE GRADUATED… NOW WHAT? — “As you transition to life after college, the Magner Career Center is hosting a series of events throughout June called You’ve Graduated! Now What? Month. The events are designed to assist 2021 graduates with tips and strategies to successfully navigate the job search process and will feature alumni and recruiters from LinkedIn, Aon, West Elm, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Harlem Children’s Zone and more. You can find these events at career.brooklyn.cuny.edu. You can register at portal.brooklyn.edu (career section) or email firstname.lastname@example.org Services do change once you are no longer enrolled, therefore we encourage you to take full advantage of these June events. If you already secured a job after graduation, congratulations! The Magner Career Center would love to further develop their connection with you. As a recent graduate you can share your valuable career advice and experiences with current Brooklyn College Students by serving as a mentor or participating in a career panel email@example.com to learn more about how you can stay engaged. Congratulations on your graduation and welcome to the alumni family. You are now an official member of the Brooklyn College Alumni Association, an outstanding network of 160,000+ fellow alumni. As members, you will be invited to a host of programs and events aimed to keep you connected to the college and each other. To ensure you are informed, please share your current contact information at brooklyn.cuny.edu/alumni-family. We hope you’ll stay in touch and also follow us on social media (@BKCollegeAlumni). Congrats again!”
PLANNING YOUR MAJOR? NEED GUIDANCE ON POLITICAL SCIENCE COURSES? — See online course planner: http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/academics/schools/socialsciences/departments/polisci/advising.php
NEED $ for INTERNET for YOUR SUMMER COURSES? — Deadline to apply: June 7th Through a generous grant from the Kitch Foundation, the Brooklyn College School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) has established a Connectivity Assistance Fund to provides grants of up to $300 to help defray costs of hardware, software, broadband access, data plans to complete coursework. Kitch Foundation Connectivity Assistance Fund grants do not have to be repaid. You are awarded based on need. The application will be available until funds run out. See:https://cunybrooklyn.scholarships.ngwebsolutions.com/ScholarX_ApplyForScholarship.aspx?applicationformid=17106&AYID=1057
POLITICAL SCIENCE CLUB — Ariel Rivera & Julia Leedy are the new student organizers to bring back our Political Science Club! Want to be involved? Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CITIZENSHIP NOW! — See https://www1.cuny.edu/sites/citizenship-now/ Whether you are applying for the first time or need help with your renewal application, contact us to make an appointment! (646) 664–9400 or texting (929) 334–3784 to set up an appointment.
POLITICAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT STAFF & CONTACT INFO -
Call us at 718–951–5306
Immanuel Ness: Chair — email@example.com
Ken Estey: Deputy Undergraduate Chair — firstname.lastname@example.org
Kosal Path: Deputy Graduate Chair — email@example.com
Barbara Haugstatter: Administrative Specialist — firstname.lastname@example.org
Luke Messina: College Assistant — email@example.com
DEPARTMENT INSTAGRAM & TWITTER — We have both! See https://www.instagram.com/bcpolisci/ or
https://twitter.com/bcpolisci If you need assistance, contact Luke Messina, College Assistant — firstname.lastname@example.org
INTERNSHIP / JOB / FELLOWSHIP LISTINGS — Week of June 6
LinkedIn GROUP FOR POLITICAL SCIENCE BROOKLYN COLLEGE STUDENT JOB SEEKERS — https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8619517/
The Political Science Department is facilitating a LinkedIn group with alumni and faculty to help us all extend our networks and to provide leads on jobs. Please check it out and request to join the group.
NEW POST JUNE 6! — CONSTITUENT LIAISON, NEW YORK CITY OFFICE — U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand seeks a personable, dependable, and professional Constituent Liaison to address and resolve inquiries from constituents regarding matters involving finance, small business, consumer protection, housing, public assistance, and issues involving other federal agencies. Responsibilities include responding to constituent correspondence, maintaining up-to-date case records, working with liaisons at federal agencies to resolve constituent issues, and training and managing interns. Applicants must be self-motivated team players, able to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality, detail-oriented, and possess strong written and verbal communication skills. Senator Gillibrand’s office is an equal opportunity employer. Please apply online and attach cover letter, resume, and references. (Apply Here: https://oampublic.senate.gov/constituent/login/c4522752-b606-46bc-b22d-c8c6c5d50617/) No calls, please.
NEW POST JUNE 6! — CONSTITUENT LIAISON, MILITARY AND VETERANS AFFAIRS (New York, NY) — Office of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand seeks a personable, dependable, and professional Constituent Liaison to address and resolve inquiries from diverse constituents regarding military and veterans affairs casework and issues involving other federal agencies. Position includes working with Congressional Liaisons at federal agencies to resolve a high volume of cases across New York State. The liaison will be responsible for maintaining up-to-date case file records, participating in community events, conducting research on issues impacting New York, and training and managing interns. Preferred candidate has experience working with veterans and/or experience working in direct services, and has past or current residency in New York State. Applicants must be: self-motivated team players; able to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality; detail-oriented and possess strong written and verbal communication skills. Senator Gillibrand’s office is an equal opportunity employer. Please apply online and attach cover letter, resume, and references. (Apply Here: https://oampublic.senate.gov/constituent/login/bcf54065-4650-4c6e-b95b-3c40373873b1/) No calls, please.
POSTED MAY 30 — SUMMER JUSTICE CORPS WITH THE ACTION LAB — Are you interested in community organizing and social justice? Participate in political education and organizing trainings and be placed with community or labor organizations throughout New York City for 5–10 hours per week for 5 weeks from June 19 to July 24. You will receive a $1500 stipend for participating in the program. The internship and classes will be a combination of in-person, Zoom, and self-directed work. An in-person gathering at The Action Lab (Ossining, NY) and a culminating event at the program’s end. June 11 application deadline. [Email email@example.com for full job description.] Apply here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdHse7MN6k8lQwpfrDuNDvDVVTh-8FkdlBByvHZ8OD6s1-Acw/viewform
POSTED MAY 30 — CUNY RECOVERY CORPS — EARN $2000 this SUMMER, REBUILD NYC — “CUNY students will make history and revive, renew and rebuild NYC this summer! Through CUNY Recovery Corps, students will be hired to work on projects supporting our city’s small businesses, public health organizations, community-based nonprofits, government agencies and schools. CUNY Recovery Corps is a special Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) for CUNY students only! Students will work 25 hours per week for 6 weeks between July and mid-August and earn $15 per hour.” https://www.cuny.edu/recovery-corps/" [[Eligible for POLS 3610, Internship Course, do the work in the summer, get the credit in the fall. Contact Ken Estey, firstname.lastname@example.org / Internship Coordinator, Dept of Political Science]]
POSTED MAY 30 — NYC SUMMER RISING VIRTUAL LITERACY TUTOR — Helps Education Fund provides evidence-based programs and services that are free or low-cost and meaningfully advance student learning. Position: Part-Time Literacy Tutor — Virtual Program Delivery (up to 20 hours/week) Position Description: The Part-Time Literacy Tutor will support 3rd to 5th grade Readers on the Rise in their reading fluency development by of fering high-quality tutoring with the Helping Early Literacy with Practice Strategies (HELPS) program. See: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ABCx32KUDs7EkVD2n27aqVThBIuwxfv1/view
The main purpose of HELPS is to strengthen students’ reading fluency and confidence as readers. HELPS has been rigorously researched and validated to improve students’ reading fluency, comprehension, and confidence. Under the leadership and direction of Helps Education Fund, this position will be a part-time, hourly contract position. All tutoring will be completed virtually, with a platform such as Zoom. Training 12–20 hours June 21 to July 2, 2021, paid. Tutoring July 6, 2021 through August 13/August 20 depending on placement Ability to work consistent 5 hours day, 4 days a week, between Monday-Friday 8–4pm/ Bilingual (English / Spanish) applicants are especially encouraged to apply. Compensation: Contract rate per hour: $17.50. Tutors will be paid for initial orientation, tutor training, HELPS tutoring sessions, as well as tutor coaching that may occur outside of student tutoring sessions. How to Apply: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1M2_LHORGLSovCeQP6uSB0IS9XYxHGepcAx0s89G1-hM/viewform?ts=60aaf4b0&edit_requested=true [Email email@example.com for full job description.]
POSTED MAY 30 — RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN NYC COUNCILMEMBER ALICKA AMPRY-SAMUEL — “My name is Milsa Stein and I am the Campaign Manager for NYC Councilmember Alicka Ampry-Samuel’s re-election campaign. Alicka is the Deputy Leader of the NYC Council and is poised to be its next Speaker. She is also the Chair of the Public Housing Committee and sits on the very important Budget Committee. We are less than 4 weeks away from an historic election here in NYC and our campaign needs your help with volunteer recruitment. See our website and sign up to volunteer: https://www.alickasamuel.com/volunteer or they can email firstname.lastname@example.org. The NYC Primary Election is on JUNE 22, which would most likely be the end date (unless there are any legal challenges after the votes have been canvassed). This is a particularly interesting election for a number of reasons and I think that a lot can be gained by any student who is involved. This is the first election for city offices (Mayor, Comptroller, Public Advocate, Borough President, and City Council) using Ranked Choice Voting. Our particular district is one of very few in this election that only has two candidates but we still need to educate voters about the new system. In addition to this entirely new way of voting, this is also the first election for city office since the primary date was changed from September to June. If those were not enough, this is also the first city election since early voting was instituted. Please visit our campaign website for more information: AlickaSamuel.com I look forward to working with students from your institution. Thank you very much for your assistance. Milsa Stein / Campaign Manager / Alicka Samuel for New York
POSTED MAY 30 — NEW YORK STATE DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE — “Currently accepting applications for Spring political volunteers to support our team through the Summer of 2021. Given the current status of COVID-19, the program will be conducted virtually. We are looking for hard-working, motivated candidates in the New York City area (and beyond!) to work directly with our staff; volunteers can expect to gain unique insight into the New York political landscape. This is a substantive opportunity and is not like other volunteer opportunities with political organizations. Need to work weekends or outside office hours as needed. Must be available between 15–20 hours a week along with the occasional morning, evening, or weekend task as needed. Ability to multitask and perform well in a fast-paced environment. To apply, please submit a resume to email@example.com AND that you are applying for the Summer program. Applicants from all educational backgrounds are welcome. Please note, applications submitted directly to the hiring platform will NOT be reviewed. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212–725–8825 if you have any questions.” [Email email@example.com for full job description.]
POSTED MAY 23 — CESAR ZUNIGA CITY COUNCIL RACE, DISTRICT 38, BROOKLYN — “My name is Elena, the Deputy Organizing Director for the Cesar4City Council Campaign. I am reaching out to share a new opportunity to become a fellow with the campaign. Cesar is running a campaign based on community oriented solutions particularly in regards to affordable housing initiatives, investing in our youth, and developing equitable recovery as we move forward with the district’s experience with COVID. Full description of the position is attached below. As we approach the last 30 days until election day we are looking to fill these positions as soon as possible and taking applications now.” Contact Elena Chavez: firstname.lastname@example.org / Deputy Organizing Director/ Cesar for City Council / Cell: 626 465 2099 / For reference, see https://www.cesar4council.org/
POSTED MAY 16 — UNIFIED COURT SYSTEM — “We are pleased to share the following link to current job opportunities with the New York State Unified Court System: Careers-Statewide-Job Postings|NYCourts.gov The individual announcements contain details of the job assignment, required qualifications, and the filing deadline. Bookmark the Court System’s “Careers” page: Careers Home Page|NYCourts.gov to find updates on available jobs, as well as information on upcoming exams.”
POSTED MAY 9 — THE TRUST FOR GOVERNORS ISLAND — 2021 COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND COMMUNICATIONS INTERN — Department: Public Affairs / Part Time / Reports To: Marketing Manager. To apply: Send a cover letter and resume as a single PDF document to email@example.com with “2021 Public Affairs Intern” in the subject line. No phone calls. / Position: The Trust for Governors Island seeks a Community Outreach and Communications Intern for the summer of 2021. Working closely with the Public Affairs team, which oversees communications, marketing, community relations, arts and public programming, the Community Outreach and Communications Intern will support efforts to engage a diverse audience of New Yorkers during the Island’s public season through communications and outreach initiatives. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a dynamic public place in New York City and learn about community relations, public affairs, placemaking, marketing and communications. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Support the Public Affairs team’s efforts in growing relationships with communities and non-profit organizations whose members benefit from access to Governors Island. Community outreach to day camps, school groups, non-profit organizations, social services organizations and NYCHA tenant associations. Applicants should be available to work both in-person and remotely throughout the summer and should expect a start date in late May or early June. [Email Ken Estey, firstname.lastname@example.org for full copy of this internship posting. Eligible for POLS 3610, Internship Course: Internship in the summer, ccredit in the fall. Contact Ken Estey, email@example.com / Internship Coordinator, Dept of Political Science]
POSTED MAY 9 — NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS / COMMUNITY AFFAIRS INTERNSHIP — “We are looking for an intern who is eager to learn about community involvement at the country’s largest public health system by supporting the department. You will work closely with our team to conduct research, record data, and attend meetings where you will be asked to take minutes. A successful Intern should help with any tasks assigned by a supervisor and assist with upcoming projects and campaigns. Under the supervision of the Senior Director of Community Affairs, his designee or other staff in the Office of Intergovernmental Relations, Intern will perform a variety of administrative and outreach duties associated with Community and Legislative affairs. The intern will work with Community Advisory Boards (CAB’s), Auxiliaries, and other community-based initiatives. Interns will be asked to rotate between HHC facilities across the network during the week, experiencing different office environments and leadership structures. Responsibilities: Support in recordkeeping and data collection for the CABs and Auxiliaries throughout the HHC system, which provide community advocacy and fundraising to our hospitals, respectively./ Attend various monthly CAB & Auxiliary meetings./ Collect and contribute updates for e-digest. / Participate in community programming to support the efforts of the Central Office or a facility within our network./ Fulfill tasks set out by the assigned director./ Help organize team-building programming as assigned. / To apply, please click on the following link https://form.jotform.com/hhcwd/intergovernmentaffairsinternship
[Email Ken Estey, firstname.lastname@example.org for full copy of this internship posting. Eligible for POLS 3610, Internship Course: Internship in the summer, ccredit in the fall. Contact Ken Estey, email@example.com / Internship Coordinator, Dept of Political Science]
POSTED MAY 2 — SUMMER FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY, ASSEMBLYMEMBER MARCELA MITAYNES — “My name is Ferjana Jahan and I am the legislative aide to Assemblymember Marcela Mitaynes representing District 51 in Brooklyn. Our office is setting up a Constituent Services Fellowship where college students/recent graduates can gain first-hand experience in state level government. The hours are flexible. and students will have a chance to
conduct constituent intake and managing independent constituent cases, conduct research related to constituent services, such as finding relevant resources and organizational contacts, attend meetings on behalf of the constituent services team.
Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or our District director David Sosa at email@example.com. Look forward to hearing from you! Ferjana Jahan
Legislative Aide for AM Mitaynes / firstname.lastname@example.org
[Email Ken Estey, email@example.com for a copy of the job description.
Eligible for POLS 3610, Internship Course, do the work in the summer, get the credit in the fall. Contact Ken Estey, firstname.lastname@example.org / Internship Coordinator, Dept of Political Science]
POSTED MAY 2 — BROOKLYN DIAPER PROJECT — “I’m writing on behalf of the Brooklyn Diaper Project. We recently won funds from the Participatory Budgeting ballot in Brooklyn District 39 to allow us to pilot a new project that will involve designing diaper dispensers for installation in several public Brooklyn spaces. We’re interested in the possibility of hiring a Brooklyn College student intern to research eco-friendly material and help design a diaper dispenser that we could then put to use. Thank you! Rachel.”
POSTED MAY 2 — CAMPAIGN OPPORTUNITY, SUMMER 2021 — “My name is Matt Urquijo, and I am the Mobilization Director for Elizabeth Crowley’s campaign for Queens Borough President. The campaign is expanding rapidly and we have started an internship program that is open to college students based in New York City and vicinity. The program starts from now until the June 22nd Primary. We want to open this program to your students especially that would like to be a part of our campaign internship. The program details are attached below in a google doc link but I would also be open to talk about the program in person. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any further questions and I look forward to hearing from you.
Matthew Urquijo Mobilization Director (973) 303–3254 / www.elizabethcrowley.com
POSTED MAY 2 — CAMPAIGN OPPORTUNITY, JOB & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES — RODRIGO FOR NYC — “I work for Rodrigo Camarena for City Council. He’s running in district 38, and we’re interested in hiring canvassers and phone bankers to help out on the campaign. See more info: https://rodrigo4nyc.com/ We’re looking for folks who speak either Mandarin, Cantonese, or Spanish. That’s really the only deal breaker. Contact Atticus Hoffman, email@example.com”
POSTED APRIL 25 — CIVILIAN COMPLAINT REVIEW BOARD is hiring! View a current Investigator Level 1 job posting at www.nyc.gov/jobs and search job ID #459397 / For general information, you can check out what the Hunter College site describes but use the link above to sign up.
POSTED APRIL 25 — COMEDY CENTRAL HIRING RESEARCHER -
Comedy Central is gearing up for a new weekly talk show with Charlamagne tha God, that will focus on social issues, race, politics, and pop culture through an unapologetically back POV. \ Start Date Early/mid June through early November. Interested applicants can submit resume, as well as 3 stories they feel should be covered to CTGCCSubmissions@gmail.com with the subject line noted as “CTG Researcher Position” Email Ken Estey, firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the job description.
POSTED APRIL 25 — FREEDOM IN THE WORLD JUNIOR FELLOWSHIP — (Remote, New York City). Freedom House is seeking three (3) motivated candidates to inaugurate the nine-month Freedom in the World Junior Fellowship program. Freedom in the World is Freedom House’s flagship analysis on political rights and civil liberties in 210 countries and territories. Produced since 1973, it is the most widely read and cited report of its kind, used on a regular basis by policymakers, journalists, academics, activists, and others. The most recent edition of Freedom in the World, published in March 2021, was cited in the Washington Post, the Atlantic, NBC News, CNN, the BBC, and in a March 3 speech about US foreign policy by US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, among many other places. Each Junior Fellow will be hired to join Freedom House as a fixed-term, salaried employee, eligible for a generous benefits package. Junior Fellows will be responsible for managing the research for one of the six geographic regions covered by Freedom in the World. In doing so, the Junior Fellows will have the opportunity to establish expertise on a specific region, and will be called on to provide analysis of that region for internal use and potentially in response to media and other external queries. Through the fellowship program, Junior Fellows will also bolster their knowledge of global democracy using a comparative lens; build a network of external regional experts; develop crucial project management skills; and strengthen research and analysis skills. They will have opportunities to interact with senior and executive Freedom House staff, as well as other prominent practitioners in the democracy and human rights field. At the completion of the fellowship, they will have developed a range of highly marketable skills that will help propel them on to successful careers. The nine-month, full-time fellowship will begin on or around July 5, 2021, and end on March 31, 2022. Junior Fellows will receive an annualized salary of $42,000-amounting to a pre-tax, pre-deduction salary of $3,500 per month for nine months-and a generous benefits package. Given the COVID-19 outbreak, the fellowship will begin as a remote position with optional relocation to New York City once circumstances allow. For more details: https://freedomhouse.org/careers/freedom-world-junior-fellowship
POSTED APRIL 18 — URBAN GREEN COUNCIL -”My name is Sam and I am reaching out on behalf of Urban Green Council. — https://www.urbangreencouncil.org/ — We are a NYC-based nonprofit dedicated to transforming buildings for a sustainable future in New York City and around the world. I am reaching out because we are currently hiring a Policy Intern for Summer 2021. I noticed that Brooklyn College has an impressive Political Science program — this role would be a great opportunity for one of your current students. A full job description and application instructions can be found on our Jobs and Internships page: https://www.urbangreencouncil.org/content/jobs-internships Sam Pace / Coordinator, Operations [Eligible for POLS 3610, Internship Course, do the work in the summer, get the credit in the fall. Contact Ken Estey, email@example.com / Internship Coordinator, Dept of Political Science]
POSTED APRIL 4 — CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIPS, GRADUATE STUDENTS — “My name is William Turner and I am the Director of the Leadership Institute at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF). I am sending this email to share a wonderful opportunity for graduate students in your institution! The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) is hosting fellowships to give deserving graduate students opportunities work on Capitol Hill! CBCF offers two types of fellowships: Congressional Fellowships and National Racial Equity Initiative (NREI) Fellowships. For this fellowship cycle (and for the foreseeable future), our program will operate in the virtual space; meaning, that fellows while fellows will be placed in Member offices they will work from home (rather than moving to Washington, DC for the fellowship cycle). Congressional Fellowships are 12 months in duration and selected participants will work in a Congressional member office in their specialized field (e.g., finance, health, etc.). Our NREI Fellowships are also 12 months in duration. Fellows that apply for this program will have a demonstrated interest and experience working on social justice issues. Fellows will spend their first six months working in a Congressional member office on social justice-related issues. The second six months of the fellowship will be spend working on policy and research-related issues in the Foundation’s NREI center.
POSTED APRIL 4 — FIELD ORGANIZER OPPORTUNITY — “I’m Rukiya Lee, Special Projects Manager for Josue Pierre for City Council. Josue Pierre for City Council has a Field Organizer internship opportunity and we would love a graduating undergrad or grad student to join us. Here is a link to the posting:
https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2371672387/ Rukiya Lee / Special Projects Manager / #VotePierre2021 / pierre2021.com / 415–802–8575 / *** A small monthly stipend of at least $500 for p/t.”