December 22, 2016

Happy Holidays Soc Students! Warmest wishes and a Merry New Year. See you all in 2017.

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J Street National Conference – in February

J Street U Minnesota, a student group on campus that is part of a national organization working for American leadership on a two-state solution in Israel and Palestine. We’re currently looking for students to attend the J Street National Conference this February

J Street National Conference (http://jstreet.org/conference/) is a huge gathering in DC of pro-Israel, pro-Palestine, pro-peace leaders, activists, and politicians from America, Israel and Palestine who are all fighting for a two-state solution. We will gather with community and political leaders to discuss what the new administration means for Israelis, Palestinians and the two-state solution, and strategize for the coming year.

Past speakers have included Joe Biden, Sonia Sotomayor, Rabbi Rick Jacobs, John Kerry, and more! The conference will be the perfect opportunity to discuss and learn more about the future of the two-state solution under a Trump administration. The conference is highly subsidized for students!

Talk to us to learn how to come for about $30!

Contact Annie at: schw1576@umn.edu
J Street U Minnesota on FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/jstreetumn/



Now Hiring: Front Desk Assistant in the CCEL (CESP, NSE, HECUA, etc)

Work Schedule: 12-15 hours/week 5 days per week
(Availability must be between 8am-4:30pm and preferably mid-day, Monday-Friday, specific hours arranged in consultation with supervisor)

Status:  WORK STUDY REQUIRED:  Preference is given to students who have at least four semesters left before graduation and students who bring diverse backgrounds and/or perspectives

The Center for Community-Engaged Learning (CCEL) coordinates Twin Cities campus-wide resources for curricular and co-curricular community-engagement and domestic off-campus study programs.  We have a project-oriented and team management approach to accomplishing our work.  The individual will join a staff of innovative, fun, and collaboratively minded colleagues who share a commitment to community engagement, social change and experiential learning.

Preferred if student can start work on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

Please send resume and statement of interest to:
Bruce McGuire – mcgui026@umn.edu

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CLA EMERGING ALUMNI AWARD NOMINATION

Deadline: Tuesday, January 17th

Nominate outstanding CLA Alumni for Recognition! The University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts Alumni Society, Student Board, and Office of Institutional Advancement seek nominations for the CLA Emerging Alumni Award and the CLA Alumni of Notable Achievement Award. Eligible candidates have demonstrated outstanding leadership, creative excellence, and/or community-mindedness via their professional, volunteer, and/or civic pursuits.

Visit here for more information and instructions about the awards. Contact Erica Giorgi with any questions at giorg003@umn.edu.



TUTORING FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Tutors are available from November 28th – January 16th

Career Services and ISSS’ Culture Corps is providing extra one-on-one help this winter for creating a personal statement or statement of purpose for graduate school in the form of three professional tutors (trained writing instructors who are themselves international grad students)! These specialized tutors will provide an additional resource to help you make your best possible case for graduate school admission.

Call to schedule ½ hour appointments (held in the CLA Career Center, 411 Bruininks Hall, but open to undergraduates from all colleges) at 612-624-7577.



Apply to Master of Arts in Sexuality Studies at SF State

Graduate Studies in San Francisco State University’s Sexuality Studies Department are currently recruiting applicants for our Fall 2017 cohort.

Drawing on disciplines and fields including communication studies, ethnic studies, gender and women’s studies, gerontology, history, queer studies, psychology, public health, and sociology, the SF State Sexuality Studies Department emphasizes theoretical and methodological sophistication and a commitment to addressing social inequality and advancing social justice.

We seek applicants with some familiarity with sexuality studies as an academic field of study; an interest in sexuality as it intersects with race, gender, class, and other social differences and identities; and a commitment to sexuality studies as a means of understanding and challenging social inequalities and promoting social justice. Once at SF State, students have the opportunity to work with scholars who publish with top journals and university presses, conduct research with federal and foundation funding, pursue careers as public intellectuals, and exemplify committed and inspiring teaching.

An MA in Sexuality Studies can lead to a number of next steps. Many graduates of our MA program seek further training as a sexual health professional (therapist, educator, or other practitioner) or work in and lead community-based organizations committed to sexual health and justice. Some develop and teach sexuality education for high schools, colleges/universities, and medical schools; pursue careers in the arts; or become leaders in movements for, for example, sex workers rights, comprehensive sexuality education, the sexual rights of people with disabilities, HIV prevention, and sexual health across the life course. Still others go on to further study of sexuality in top humanities or social science PhD programs.

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Follow us on:
twitter: @SexStudiesSFSU
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SFStateSXS
https://sxs.sfsu.edu/



Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program

The Library of Congress Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program (10 weeks) offers undergraduate and graduate students insights into the environment, culture and collections of the world’s largest and most comprehensive repository of human knowledge. Through the Junior Fellows Program, the Library of Congress furthers its mission to provide access to a universal record of knowledge, culture and creativity as exemplified by its collections, while supporting current and future generations of students and scholars. The fellows explore digital initiatives and inventory, catalog, arrange, preserve and research a backlog of special, legal or copyright collections in many different formats.

Work Schedule is Open – Summer Intern
Appointment will be 05/30/2017 to 08/04/2017

Application Due: 1/27/2017

For information on requirements and application, please see https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/459175100/



Social Sciences Internship – Summer 2017

Chicago, IL – Applied Data Science Intern

Are you interested in cutting edge data science research and development? Want to make contributions to an exciting Chicagoland company? Aspire to be surrounded by some of the best and brightest talent? If so – come summer with the social science team at Civis Analytics!

The Civis Social Science Team empowers clients to make good decisions based on sound social science methods. The team is responsible for the execution of survey research and serves as a clearinghouse for social science expertise. As a social science intern, you’ll work with the team members to help design research projects, program surveys, manage surveys in the field, report on results, and support R&D initiatives. The intern will conduct a research project over the course of the summer that contributes to the development of new methodologies or tools used by the social science team.

We are looking for individuals from a wide range of backgrounds with demonstrated quantitative and problem-solving skills. We value creativity, hard work, and on-the-job-excellence. This is a paid internship. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify their identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Undergraduate Juniors or Seniors in mathematics, statistics, economics, political science, sociology, communications, or other social sciences, and graduate students with strong quantitative skills are encouraged to apply
  • Experience analyzing quantitative data
  • Professional maturity; good organizational skills, and a desire to join a fast-paced environment where your actions can have a direct impact on our business
  • Skilled in the use of software for statistical analysis and data management (such as Python, R, SQL, SAS, or Stata)
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks, projects or goals to maximize effectiveness
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong task and project management skillsAbility to work independently and as part of a team
  • Attention to detail

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in survey methods, marketing research, polling, or other social science research

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