THE WHITE HOUSE
We are writing to let you know about an opportunity for current students
and recent graduates to serve at the White House.
The White House Office of Presidential Correspondence (OPC) Associate
Program is open every spring, summer, and fall, and we are currently
accepting applications for the Summer 2014 semester. Associates work
alongside our staff and interns, gaining valuable professional experience
while learning about the White House and the Federal Government.
OPC plays a key role in facilitating an open dialogue between the President
and the American people. The office’s mission is to listen to
and understand the stories and concerns of the American people, and
responses on behalf of the President. Staffers, interns, and associates
receive and reply to: letters and emails; calls coming into the White
House Comment Line; gifts sent to the First Family; requests for Presidential
proclamations, messages, and greetings; and requests for assistance
from the Federal Government. The office also provides the President
daily sample of 10 letters to help keep him in touch with a broad range
of ideas and experiences of people across our country.
Please check out the Summer 2014 program flyer and FAQ sheet, which
can be shared with students and recent graduates from your institution.
Applicants must be at least 18 years old and hold U.S. citizenship,
and they must be currently enrolled in or recently finished with a
seeking program. OPC associates serve in our office for a minimum of
30 hours per week.
The Summer 2014 program lasts from May 27 – August 8, and the
final deadline to apply is January 31, 2014. This is an unpaid position.
a student or graduate is interested in applying, please encourage the
applicant to email a resume and statement of interest to: OPCAssociate@who.eop.gov.
If applicants are interested in opportunities involving time commitments
less than 30 hours per week, please contact OPCStudentVolunteers@who.eop.gov
for more information.
Please feel free to direct any questions your office or applicants may
have to OPCAssociate@who.eop.gov.
The OPC Associate Program
MPSA Political Science
CALL FOR POSTERS. The
72nd Annual MPSA Political Science conference will take place from April
3-6, 2014 in Chicago at the historic Palmer House Hotel. You do not need
to be a member to submit a proposal, but you must set up a profile on
the website. The deadline to submit a proposal to present a poster is
December 2nd. www.mpsanet.org The conference brings in researchers from
around the world, with almost 5,000 papers presented in 2013.
Our discipline faces a crisis in federal funding for political science
research. Earlier this year, Congress limited the National Science Foundation's
ability to award grants for political science research. Please contact
your legislators and let them know the importance of this type of research.
The MPSA was founded in 1939. Members receive a subscription to the top
rated American Journal of Political Science, access to over 10,000 research
articles that have been presented at the MPSA Conference, as well as
podcasts and other resources. Please contact us at email@example.com or
101 W Kirkwood Ave, Suite 207, Bloomington, IN 47404.
U.S. Department of State Opportunities
The U.S. Department of State is dedicated to protecting
and strengthening America’s interests abroad and right here at
home. So whether developing a holistic ecosystem strategy for global
engagement, explaining American
foreign policy to citizens of other countries, or helping U.S. farmers
open up markets in emerging countries, you can make a difference with
the U.S. Department of State.
With your diverse educational and cultural backgrounds, perspectives
and knowledge, and exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills,
you can become part of America’s leadership, contributing your
innovative thinking and global perspective to support and expand our
As a U.S. citizen, you are America. And you can represent America to
In return for your service, you’ll have access to continued training
and career development programs; a student loan repayment program; health
and medical coverage; language training; federal retirement benefits;
paid education for dependent children K through 12; and generous paid
leave. When serving overseas, we will provide paid housing or an appropriate
Take the first step towards your new career by visiting careers.state.gov.
Kent GOP Opportunity
This fall, the Kent GOP is offering an opportunity for
Republican students in West Michigan to be a part of one of the most
in depth and hands on Campaign Management training programs in the nation.
As participants, they will learn how to organize and lead campaigns
from the top fundraisers, strategists, and organizers in the state. They
will get to look at real numbers, precincts, races, and design campaigns
for real candidates. Upon completion of the course, students will have
top priority for a number of campaign management positions in the county
Classes will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the following dates:
Oct. 26th, Nov. 2nd, 9th, and all day on Election Day, November
5th. Students will report to the Kent GOP Headquarters at 725 Lake Michigan
Dr. NW in downtown Grand Rapids.
The program is not limited to just Political Science majors experience
is not required. Students should email their resume and cover letter
to Paul Cordes at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must be submitted
NO LATER THAN Friday September 13th at 5:00 PM.
Attached is a copy of the flyer with more information. If you have any
questions or concerns, please email Paul, or call our office at 616-459-0141.
Paul J. Cordes
616.459.0141 | 725 Lake Michigan Dr. NW Grand Rapids,
MI 49504 | Follow us on Facebook | Defend the Comeback
Precinct Delegate Director
"A Conversation with General David Petraeus"
The World Affairs Council of Western Michigan
is honored to present the 64th Anniversary Event with Special
Guest, General David H. Petraeus (US Army, retired).
This event will be moderated by Dr. Lori Murray,
Distinguished Chair for National Security at the U.S. Naval Academy
Friday, January 31, 2014
Noon to 1:45 PM
DeVos Place - Grand Rapids, Michigan
More information to follow on our website at www.worldmichigan.org