POLITICAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT NEWSLETTER — September 5, 2021

INTERNSHIP STIPENDS FOR SPRING 2022! — Plan to participate in a spring 2022 career-related experience (internship, off-campus research, volunteer work, student teaching, etc.)? But it is unpaid and you NEED the money? You don’t need the internship placement in order to apply. Just apply for the stipend and use your award if you find an internship you really want (and it is unpaid). DEADLINE: OCTOBER 31. http://info.brooklyn.cuny.edu/confluence/display/career/Internship+Stipend+Awards+Fact+Sheet

APSA VIRTUAL GRADUATE SCHOOL INFORMATION FAIR — “Saturday, October 2, 9:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.. This year’s virtual Graduate School Information Fair will connect prospective Ph.D students with recruiting political science departments. There is no cost but advance registration is required: https://apsa.wufoo.com/forms/k1tqj0411yeyg4w/ Please contact us with any questions: diversityprograms@apsanet.org

POLITICAL SCIENCE CLUB — Julia Leedy is the new student organizer. With you, we can bring back our Political Science Club! Want to be involved? Email Julia at bcpolisciclub@gmail.com.

MAGNER CENTER FALL EVENTS — From the Magner Center: “October 1st will be the job /internship fair and the month of September will be focused on getting you prepared for the fair. October will continue with resume/interview prep workshops. November will be Career Exploration month to help you get closer to picking a career that is a fit by hearing from 5 to 6 alumni who are in the field to help you learn about various careers. Technology & Math, Nov 2nd 12:00 to 2:00pm / Law, Government, Non-Profit, Nov 4th 12:00 to 2:00pm / Business Management, Finance, Accounting, Nov 9th 12:00 to 2:00pm / Education, Children Studies, Nov 11th 4:00 to 6:00pm (date to be confirmed) / Health, Medical, Sciences, Psychology, Nov 16th, 12:00 to 2:00pm /Marketing, Communications, Media & Arts, Nov 18th 12:00 to 2:00pm.”

BOOKMARK THIS MAGNER PAGE! — https://tinyurl.com/MCCVirtualServices

MAGNER CENTER ORIENTATION TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 — “Please join us for one of the following orientations to the Brooklyn College career center, called Career 101. Your chance to learn about the services of the Magner Career Center, meet some of the staff and get your questions answered. 12:30pm — 2pm. Register: portal.brooklyn.edu (Career section) or email careernews@brooklyn.cuny.edu with your last name, which session you want to attend and the last 4 digits of your student ID.”

PRE-LAW ALERT! INTERESTED IN LAW SCHOOL? SCHOLARSHIPS? — “At the Magner Career Center, Pam Brown-Laurenceau, Assistant Director and liaison to the school of humanities and social sciences, works closely with students interested in pre-law careers by providing guidance and hosting events to help students prepare for a career in law. In addition to these resources, through the Stanley Geen Memorial Fund there is funding to support students to participate in pre law internships and LSAT prep. The fund offers internship stipend awards of $3000 and LSAT prep reimbursement awards — up to $1000, as well. For more information about pre-law go to http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/academics/special-programs/prelaw.php

COVID-19 VACCINE UPDATE & TESTING — You can verify your vaccination status by signing into CUNYfirst and clicking on the ‘Vaccine Verification’ link on the left column. There, you can input the date of your second shot of Pfizer/Moderna or the date of your single shot of Johnson & Johnson, as well as a photograph of your CDC COVID-19 vaccination record card. (Other vaccines approved by the World Health Organization will also be accepted.) Student vaccination policy here: https://www.cuny.edu/coronavirus/faqs/?utm_source=Brooklyn+College+Campaigns&utm_campaign=56276ad591-president-reaffirmation-CUNY-misconductpolic_COPY_&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_2b28c7022b-56276ad591-267722365
Also see https://mailchi.mp/brooklyn.cuny.edu/president-reentry-letter14-july28?e=feedf780a0

NEED DEBT RELIEF ON TUITION & FEES? — The CUNY Comeback Program is a new program to help at least 50,000 students overcome debts from tuition and fees you may have accumulated during the pandemic. By providing up to $125 million in debt relief to at least 50,000 students who need it most, you will be able to move forward with your education at CUNY and your career. See https://www1.cuny.edu/mu/forum/2021/07/28/governor-cuomo-announces-sweeping-125-million-debt-relief-program-for-at-least-50000-students/

NEED CHILDCARE? — The BC childcare program is enrolling children for the fall semester to support you as a student-parent, regardless of whether you are opting for in-person, hybrid, or online classes. You can apply to enroll your child at this link: http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/academics/schools/education/partnerships/ecc/application-form.php?utm_source=Brooklyn+College+Campaigns&utm_campaign=4e0551b672-president-reaffirmation-CUNY-misconductpolic_COPY_&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_2b28c7022b-4e0551b672-267722365

PETRIE STUDENT EMERGENCY GRANT — Are you facing an unexpected financial emergency? Are you experiencing food insecurity? Depending on the nature of your emergency, you may qualify for a Petrie Student Emergency Grant. See https://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/about/administration/studentaffairs/grant.php You can also schedule an appointment to speak to a staff member using the Student Affairs Help Tool (SAHT) under e-services in BCWebcentral.

LEARNING CENTER: OPEN! — Writing assistance & academic support for courses across the curriculum. For details, instructions, and an updated schedule, visit http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/academics/centers/learning.php
Questions? Feel free to contact Rich Vento, Director of the Learning Center: RVento@brooklyn.cuny.edu

STUDENT CLUBS: LOOKING TO JOIN? — The community of student organizations at Brooklyn College offers you opportunities to gain personal development skills, leadership development, and tools necessary for academic success to reach the goal of graduation. See https://cunybrooklyn.campuslabs.com/engage/

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

CITIZENSHIP NOW! — See https://www1.cuny.edu/sites/citizenship-now/ “We offer free, high quality, and confidential immigration law services to help you and your family on your path to U.S. citizenship. Our attorneys are paralegals will assess your eligibility for legal benefits and help you apply if you qualify.”

POLITICAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT — Call us at 718–951–5306
Immanuel Ness, Chair: iness@brooklyn.cuny.edu
Ken Estey, Deputy Undergraduate Chair: kestey@brooklyn.cuny.edu
Kosal Path, Deputy Graduate Chair: kosalpath@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 Luke Messina, College Assistant — luke.messina@brooklyn.cuny.edu

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.

PART 2 — LISTINGS
INTERNSHIP / JOB / FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES — Week of September 5

NEW POST SEPTEMBER 5! — JEWISH LEARNING FELLOWSHIP — Hi, I’m Danielle Kogan, a BC alum (Class of ’20) and currently working at Tanger Hillel & Brooklyn College. I’m reaching out to let you know of an incredible PAID opportunity that might be of interest to you. It’s called the Jewish Learning Fellowship (JLF) an 8-week cohort learning experience where you meet weekly for 1 hour, virtually, to learn and build community, to enrich your Brooklyn College experience as you navigate school during these trying times. Upon completion of the fellowship, you are gifted a generous stipend. Here is the link to apply: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeMot_syY4QEAwiRTA5GDS_ETZILOAftLwl3BPbatTN6qBv2A/viewform

NEW POST SEPTEMBER 5! — Wall Street Journal Internships: offer internships in reporting, graphics, data reporting, podcasts, video, social media, audience engagement and product design. Past reporting interns have worked in the U.S. and Europe covering beats across markets, finance, business, economics, careers, sports, education, real estate, health, entertainment, technology, politics and national news. Application links for the spring and summer 2022 internships in the U.S. can be found at https://wsj.jobs/ The deadline for the spring internship is Oct. 15 and the deadline for the summer internship is Nov. 1. Applications for Europe summer reporting internships will open on Nov. 1 and close by Jan. 3. Visit https://medium.com/wsj-internships to learn more about the program see — https://medium.com/wsj-internships/faqs-on-applying-for-wsj-internships-4af1727fd3f0

NEW POST SEPTEMBER 5! Received from a BC alum: McGee Media is hiring Fall interns for its long-running, talent-driven series Finding Your Roots with Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (PBS). The ideal candidate will have an interest in and a basic understanding of the US and World history, as well as solid research and fact checking skills. *** Job description available upon request from Ken Estey: kestey@brooklyn.cuny.edu

NEW POST SEPTEMBER 5! — The Brooklyn College Foundation is hiring student callers for its annual fall phonathon — 10/09 to 11/11. Be an ambassador for the college and help the foundation raise annual support from our generous alumni. If you are interested please apply immediately. We are running the program remotely, to make this possible callers will need to have access to the following to participate: A laptop or desktop computer with the capabilities to download and install ConnectWise and Mobile Connect / Mobile Connect is a dialing application which allows you to place calls from WBT’s software / ConnectWise needs to be enabled prior to each work shift to aid with management oversight / A headset with microphone capability / Access to a private, password-protected internet connection for the entire duration of calling / The calling software is web based and use of public internet is not permitted. / Access to a quiet, private area during calling to eliminate background noise and other disturbances / Prior to each shift and at other designated times, callers will attend a group Zoom meeting / Unfortunately, at this time we don’t have the capabilities to loan the equipment needed, but we will work on that for future semesters. / To Apply: www.phonathon.com / Entry Code: BKC21F / $15 per hour
Program Runs: 10/09 to 11/11 / Training: Saturday, 10/09 Time TBD / Calling Shifts: Monday to Thursday 5:45 to 9:00 / Saturdays 11:00 to 2:00 and 2:30 to 5:30 / Sundays 1:30 to 4:30 and 6:00 to 9:00 / Questions: Interview@wilson-bennett.com

NEW POST SEPTEMBER 5! — MET COUNCIL — HR Department at Met Council is looking for an intern for the Fall semester. The position is in-person, preferably twice a week 9–5 or 9–5:30, starting on October 1. Yuliya Szczepanski | Director of Recruitment and Onboarding, Human Resources / Met Council 77 Water Street, 26th Floor, New York, NY 10005 c: 917–733–1637 | yszczepanski@metcouncil.org *** Job description available upon request from Ken Estey: kestey@brooklyn.cuny.edu

NEW POST SEPTEMBER 5! — Julie Menin is a three-time City Commissioner running as a Democrat for New York City Council in District 5 (Upper East Side, East Harlem, Midtown East, Roosevelt Island). Julie resoundingly won the June Democratic Primary and is now facing a Republican opponent in the November general election. Julie most recently served as the Census Director and previously served as the Commissioner of the Department of Consumer Affairs and the Commissioner of the Office of Media and Entertainment. We are looking for self-starting, dynamic, and politically engaged interns who want to assist with our general election campaign and bring an experienced leader like Julie onto the New York City Council. Time Requirements -Internship lasts through Election Day -Weekly meetings on Mondays to go over projects and strategic planning -Approximately 6–8 hours of work weekly Functions -Attending 3 weekly phonebank sessions that are 2 hours each -Assisting with writing a weekly newsletter for the campaign -Assisting with planning and posting on various social media platforms controlled by the campaign including the creation of graphics -Compiling opposition research, power mapping and collecting pertinent information that when disseminated will be useful to the campaign -Planning and executing events, both volunteer and fundraising, that are attended by the candidate and serves to introduce her in-person to a wider audience Contact If interested email a resume and predicted availability to juliefornyc@gmail.com. If we feel it’s a fit we will reach out to schedule an interview

POSTED AUGUST 29- KINGS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY OFFICE — “My name is Drew K. Gabriel I serve as the Deputy Director of Intergovernmental affairs in the Kings County District Attorney Office. The Kings County District Attorney’s Office (KCDA) is one of the largest prosecutors’ offices in the country and is committed to developing and implementing innovative prosecutorial strategies that will fulfill our vision of keeping Brooklyn safe while at the same time ensuring fairness and justice for all. KCDA has an exciting opportunity to work as a Paralegal. In light of the sweeping discovery reforms in New York State, our Assistant District Attorneys need more support with preparing their criminal cases. All of our cases involve fairly voluminous discovery, such as police reports, body camera footage, 911 calls, forensic files, security surveillance videos and more. It is critical to our mission that our prosecutors obtain all the necessary discovery and securely share the required information with the defense. New hires will assist with these important duties, and in doing so, will gain exposure to virtually every aspect of a criminal case. It is our hope that recent graduates and upcoming graduates will want to take advantage of this opportunity. Applicants can apply online via the NYC Careers website: https://www1.nyc.gov/jobs/explore-careers.page by searching for jobs posted under “District Attorney — Brooklyn” or applicants can send their resume and cover letter to HR@brooklynda.org and indicate which paralegal position (Day Shift or Evening Shift) they’re applying to. Drew K. Gabriel / Deputy Director Intergovernmental Affairs / Kings County District Attorney’s Office / (O) 718.250.2985 | GABRIELD@BrooklynDA.org

POSTED AUGUST 29 — BROOKLYN NAVY YARD: “Brooklyn Navy Yard Fall Internship Program: The Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation’s Fall Internship Program connects college-attending students to a wide range of work opportunities with businesses within the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Students are connected to Brooklyn Navy Yard-based businesses according to their future career interests, skill sets, and educational background. Internship Details: The 8-week fall internship will begin on Monday, September 20th and will end on Friday, November 19th / All accepted interns must commit to a part-time, 20-hours per week work schedule. This totals to 160 paid hours for the internship. All interns are compensated at $15/hour by BNYDC. / We are balancing remote work with in-person opportunities, based on health requirements and individual preferences. To Apply: To apply, click the link here: https://bit.ly/BNYFall2021 / Interns are selected based on their demonstration of strong communication skills, work ethic, and track record of commitment and achievement. / Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. The deadline for all applications is Friday, September 17th, 2021 / Limited internships are available, so applications should be sent in as soon as possible. Applications accepted earlier in the process will have greater likelihood of matching to an internship role in their desired field(s). Eligibility: A Brooklyn resident or attend a Brooklyn-based college / A first-time or once returning participant in the internship program

POSTED AUGUST 15 — INTERN AT THE UNITED NATIONS: “The internship with the Human Security Unit, located in New York, is for a duration of three months. Depending on the needs of the unit and upon satisfactory performance of the intern, there is a possibility for extension for another three months. The total duration of the entire internship period is six months at maximum. For more information and case-studies on the Human Security Approach please consult: http://www.un.org/humansecurity/ See details of the post below. There is no cost to apply.” INTERN — PUBLIC INFORMATION, I (Temporary Job Opening) United Nations / NEW YORK / Apply for this job at: https://inspira.un.org/psc/UNCAREERS/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/UN_CUSTOMIZATIONS.UN_JOB_DETAIL.GBL?Page=UN_JOB_DETAIL&Action=A&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=149573&PostingSeq=1

POSTED AUGUST 1 — INTERNSHIP, OFFICE OF CONGRESSWOMAN YVETTE D. CLARKE. Now accepting applications. Job Summary: Responsible for providing efficient constituent service, drafting e-correspondence, outreach, and various other tasks as required by the office. Interns would have good communication and writing skills. Must be open to attending virtual events and community meetings. Primary Responsibilities: Prior office experience a plus, i.e., answering phones, using Microsoft Office, general computer skills, etc. / Interest in social policy and familiarity with the issues facing Brooklyn / Strong organizational skills including the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and maintain consistent attention to details / Act as the representative for the office including verbal communications with constituents, and serving as a liaison with during events/community meetings, as required / Assist with office and community events /Meets attendance requirements as established / Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications: Candidate must possess good computer skills / Good communication, interpersonal and organizational skills / Excellent written and good public speaking abilities Capable of multitasking in a team-oriented environment / Reports to: This employee reports to the District Director unless otherwise instructed / Managerial responsibilities: None / Please include your letter of interest with your resume when you apply through Indeed. Please list 2–3 dates and time ranges that you could do an interview / Expected Hiring Date: mid August. Schedule: 8 hour shift, Monday to Friday.
Gabriel Torres, JD / Director of Special Projects and Policy / Office of Rep. Yvette Clarke / 222 Lenox, Brooklyn NY,11226 / T: 718–287–1142 | F: 718–287–1223
Gabriel.Torres@mail.house.gov

POSTED JULY 25 — “The College to Congress team would like to invite you to apply to our FIRST EVER Spring internship session, Spring 2002! Full-time, FULLY paid Congressional internships accompanied by in-depth professional development. APPLICANTS MUST: * Be a current junior or senior in college (at the time of applying) or be a recent graduate * Commit to living and working in Washington, DC from Wednesday, January 12 to Saturday, April 30, 2022 * Commit to training and participating in College to Congress Programming while interning in Congress full-time * Be a Pell Grant recipient, have DACA status, or receive financial aid as a student with disabilities. All members of our cohort must complete “Interning in Congress 101” coursework on College to Congress University (C2C-U), which can be found here: https://www.collegetocongress.org/c2c-u. This is a great FREE online program to help you create a Hill-ready resume, leverage your LinkedIn network, and more. Upon completion, all C2C-U alumni have access to our mentorship portal, job board, and LinkedIn group — all of which are designed to help you land a Congressional internship. If you haven’t completed C2C-U yet, don’t worry! The deadline for completion if you would like to be a part of our 2022 Spring Cohort is Friday, October 8th, 2021. We will be requiring proof of completion before offering acceptance, so get started today! After the completion of C2C-U, if accepted into the C2C program, you will be paired with a mentor to guide you through your time on the Hill. After pairing, you will need to apply to internships with the help of the C2C team. Once you are accepted, it will be time to head to D.C.! Please email kelly@collegetocongress.org if you have any questions regarding the application process. We appreciate your time and effort and look forward to seeing you in D.C.!”

POSTED JULY 6 — “We have wonderful news to share. There will be a record 955 virtual internships for U.S. citizen college students during the 2021–2022 school year! Our 50 participating federal agencies plan to work with nearly 3,000 interns. See https://meet.google.com/kno-rerw-ifv ) and everyone can watch on facebook.com/VSFSatState / We are creating a video for students who are unable to attend the info sessions. / We are posting about the info sessions on our social media channels. Please feel free to amplify. Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @VSFSatState and LinkedIn: usdos-vsf

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.”

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