POLITICAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT NEWSLETTER — May 23, 2021

BEST WISHES TO YOU — as you complete your finals and last details for the Spring 2021 semester. You did it! Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

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 Political Science Deputy Chair, Ken Estey, kestey@brooklyn.cuny.edu or Administrative Specialist Barbara Haugstatter, bhaugstatter@brooklyn.cuny.edu or call 718–951–5306.

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

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 bcpolisciclub@gmail.com.

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

GRANT MONEY: ISSO COVID-19 EMERGENCY RELIEF GRANT APPLICATION — Grants up to $1,500 in emergency assistance if you are undocumented, DACAmented, TPS, refugees, asylum seekers, international, and first-generation immigrants for food, housing costs, DACA application fees and technology for remote learning. See: https://lnk.bio/JFyl or Insta: https://instagram.com/issobc?igshid=1bq7cj8opq5y0

IMMIGRANT STUDENT SUCCESS OFFICE (ISSO) — 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 CONTACT & STAFF -
Call us at 718–951–5306
Immanuel Ness: Chair — iness@brooklyn.cuny.edu
Kosal Path: Deputy Graduate Chair — kosalpath@brooklyn.cuny.edu
Ken Estey: Deputy Undergraduate Chair — kestey@brooklyn.cuny.edu
Barbara Haugstatter: Administrative Specialist — barbarah@brooklyn.cuny.edu
Luke Messina: College Assistant — luke.messina@brooklyn.cuny.edu
DEPARTMENT INSTAGRAM & TWITTER — We have both! See https://www.instagram.com/bcpolisci/ or
https://twitter.com/bcpolisci If you need assistance, contact our College Assistant, Luke Messina, luke.messina@brooklyn.cuny.edu

YOUR FUTURE! — JOB / CAREER / FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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, kestey@brooklyn.cuny.edu / Internship Coordinator, Dept of Political Science]]

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 — 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: elena@cesar4council.org / Deputy Organizing Director/ Cesar for City Council / Cell: 626 465 2099 / For reference, see https://www.cesar4council.org/

POST 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 jobs@govisland.org 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, kestey@brooklyn.cuny.edu for full copy of this internship posting. Eligible for POLS 3610, Internship Course: Internship in the summer, ccredit in the fall. Contact Ken Estey, kestey@brooklyn.cuny.edu / 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, kestey@brooklyn.cuny.edu for full copy of this internship posting. Eligible for POLS 3610, Internship Course: Internship in the summer, ccredit in the fall. Contact Ken Estey, kestey@brooklyn.cuny.edu / Internship Coordinator, Dept of Political Science]

POSTED MAY 2 — HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS OFFICE INTERNSHIP — The House Democratic Caucus Office is seeking diverse talent and applicants this summer through internships in the Digital and Press departments.
Press Posting — The House Democratic Caucus seeks highly motivated Press interns to work remotely in a fast-paced leadership office. Responsibilities include compiling daily press clips, drafting preparation materials for media hits and assisting with press-related events. The interns will report directly to the Press Assistant. The term of this paid internship will be from June to August. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, interns will work remotely for the duration of the internship and be provided the appropriate work equipment. Applicants do not need to be in the Washington, D.C. area but must be willing to work on Eastern Time. Ideal applicants will be able to write, edit and proofread under tight deadlines, handle multiple assignments simultaneously and stay on top of the news. To apply, please send PDFs of your resume, cover letter, one writing sample and three professional references to CaucusInternResume@mail.house.gov with the subject line: “APPLICANT NAME PRESS Summer 2021 Internship Application.” Women, people of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, veterans and those with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The deadline to submit application is Wednesday, May 12 at 5:00 p.m. ET. Absolutely no phone calls or drop-ins please.
Digital Posting
The House Democratic Caucus is seeking motivated, detail-oriented Digital interns to work remotely in a fast-paced leadership office. Interns will be primarily responsible for creating digital products and content using various social media and creative design platforms. The program will also include an educational work component in which interns will attend remote congressional briefings and hearings, conduct research, draft internal documents and participate in professional development sessions. The term of this paid internship will be from June to August 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, interns will solely work remotely for the duration of the internship and be provided the appropriate work equipment. Applicants do not need to be in the Washington, D.C. area but must be willing to work on Eastern Time. Ideal applicants will have a professional and positive attitude, a demonstrated knowledge of Democratic politics and problem-solving skills. Digital candidates should have proficiency with social media platforms, graphic design, video editing software and other digital programs. Strong writing skills are required to excel in this role. A passion for politics, the legislative process and the digital creative industry is a plus. Qualified applicants should send PDF versions of their resume, cover letter, digital portfolio or digital examples along with three professional references to CaucusInternResume@mail.house.gov with the subject line “APPLICANT NAME DIGITAL Summer 2021 Internship Application.” Women, people of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, veterans and those with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The deadline to submit applications is Wednesday, May 12 at 5:00 p.m. ET. No drop-ins or calls, please. [Email Ken Estey, kestey@brooklyn.cuny.edu 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, kestey@brooklyn.cuny.edu / 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 jahanf@nyassembly.gov or our District director David Sosa at sosad@nyassembly.gov. Look forward to hearing from you! Ferjana Jahan
Legislative Aide for AM Mitaynes / jahanf@nyassembly.gov
[Email Ken Estey, kestey@brooklyn.cuny.edu 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, kestey@brooklyn.cuny.edu / 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.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yKT8I-k__h28mQGM5EtCm4MNI-qcs3tIEdy4M6Tpqis/edit?ts=608985f7
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, atticushoff93@gmail.com”

POSTED APRIL 25 — CIVILIAN COMPLAINT REVIEW BOARD is hiring! Attend CCRB virtual recruitment event Tuesday, April 27, 6–7 pm. Sign up and submit questions to ccrbevents@ccrb.nyc.gov by 1 pm, Tuesday, April 27. 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.
http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/studentservices/cds/copy_of_pressroom/events/the-civilian-complaint-review-board-ccrb-is-hiring.

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, kestey@brooklyn.cuny.edu for a copy of the job description.

POSTED APRIL 25 — U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE — Representative for our area, Danielle Harms, will do a CUNY-wide event on June 2 from 12 -1:30 pm. RSVP: https://baruch.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAld-utqDkqH9XNHZSIPcvX5JVs2cFdXqD9
Join this information session with the U.S. Department of State and meet the Diplomat-in-Residence for our region: Danielle Harms. As the lead U.S. foreign affairs agency, the U.S. Department of State represents the United States at more than 270 diplomatic locations around the world, including embassies, consulates, and missions to international organizations. For a full description of the event, contact Ken Estey, kestey@brooklyn.cuny.edu

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, kestey@brooklyn.cuny.edu / Internship Coordinator, Dept of Political Science]]

POSTED APRIL 18 — PATHWAYS INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE PROGRAM — The U.S. Department of State is currently accepting applications for the Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP). Visit USAJOBS — https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/597640000?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery — to view the following vacancy announcement and start the application process. This vacancy announcement will be open from April 14, 2021 to April 19, 2021, or when the application cutoff limit has been reached. The vacancy will close the day the first of these conditions is met. If the application limit is reached on the same day the announcement opened, the open and close date will be the same. Candidates are encouraged to read the entire announcement before submitting their application packages. Veterans’ preference regulations apply. Student Trainees work closely with the U.S. diplomats and Civil Service professionals who carry out America’s foreign policy initiatives. To witness and participate in U.S. foreign policy formulation and implementation, consider a Pathways internship with the U.S. Department of State. The Internship Experience Program (IEP) allows for non-temporary appointments that are expected to last the length of the academic program for which the intern is enrolled. While in the program, IEP participants are eligible for noncompetitive promotions. This program allows for noncompetitive conversion into the competitive service following successful completion of all program requirements. Conversion to the competitive service is not guaranteed. If you have any questions or would like to search for topics of interest, please contact Pathways@state.gov or visit our forums — https://careers.state.gov/connect/forums/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery — or FAQs at careers.state.gov.

POSTED APRIL 11 — OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL — NEW EVENTS COORDINATOR — Operations Department of the Executive Division located in New York City, and will travel frequently to other locations within New York State. This position reports to the Director of Strategic Planning. Applications are being received online. To apply, please click on the following link: https://lgr.ag.ny.gov/ords/f?p=136:10:0::NO::P10_LGR_JOB_ID,P10_POSITIONTYPE,P10_LGR_WRITING_SAMPLE_IND:3633,18,N

To ensure consideration, applications must be received by close of business on May 14, 2021. If you have questions regarding a position with the OAG and the application process or you need assistance with submitting your application, please contact the Legal Recruitment via email at recruitment@ag.ny.gov or phone at 212–416–8080. For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: www.ag.ny.gov / Email Ken Estey, kestey@brooklyn.cuny.edu for a copy of the job description.

POSTED APRIL 11 — ATTORNEY GENERAL — LEGAL SUPPORT ANALYST Application Deadline is April 30, 2021. The New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is seeking a talented and motivated professional for the position of Legal Support Analyst, Hate Crimes (LSA). The LSA will provide investigative and legal support, policy analysis, and community outreach and education. Based in New York City and seated in the Civil Rights Bureau, the LSA will report to the Special Counsel for Hate Crimes. The Special Counsel enforces civil laws that protect New Yorkers from bias based violence and intimidation related to race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, religious practice, age, disability, or sexual orientation. The Special Counsel also develops strategies to combat hate crimes and hate groups through public education, outreach, litigation, and policy work.
Applications are being received online. To apply, please click on the following link: https://lgr.ag.ny.gov/ords/f?p=136:10:::NO::P10_LGR_JOB_ID,P10_POSITIONTYPE,P10_LGR_WRITING_SAMPLE_IND:3631,27,Y
/ Email Ken Estey, kestey@brooklyn.cuny.edu for a copy of the job description.

POSTED APRIL 11 — “Our team is recruiting for a Strategic Analyst to work on our Initiatives team. The team manages an in-house philanthropic portfolio that emphasizes social, environmental, and economic impact. We’re looking for candidates who are creative and curious problem solvers, interested in gaining practical experience at the merge of philanthropy and impact investing. The salary range for this role is $70-$85K. Attached is a more detailed, shareable job description. Our priority deadline is April 25, and we want to make sure your students have every opportunity to apply. So, we encourage you to share this listing at your earliest convenience. Feel free to share this opportunity with any other departments, student organizations, or other communities on campus you think might be interested. Other relevant groups or clubs include those related to social entrepreneurship, climate change, or nonprofit management. Beza Zenebe” http://www.bluehaveninitiative.com/portfolio/initiatives/
Email Ken Estey, kestey@brooklyn.cuny.edu for a copy of the job description.

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.”

NOTE — Generally, YOUR FUTURE! postings will be retained in the newsletter for 4–5 weeks only.

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