Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Help! Where’d the BPIP Application Go?

As we mentioned – the new website is great but things have been changed a bit. If you are having trouble finding things we created this short post to help. More specifically if you aren’t sure how to find the application for BPIP we wanted to make sure we highlighted where to find it before the March 19th deadline. BPIP website – http://www.bucknell.edu/bpip.xml BPIP application – https://my.bucknell.edu/x54240.html Application Process The BPIP Internship fund application must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on March 19, 2014. As part of the application you must upload the following documents in pdf format: Resume: it […]

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Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Summer 2014 Funding for Entrepreneurial Projects

We saw this great opportunity in the Message Center and wanted to make sure everyone saw it: The Accenture Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fellowship and Reed-Garman Engineering Entrepreneurship Fund Bucknell University – Summer 2014.This is a great opportunity to apply for funding and spend the summer developing your idea for a new product, service, or technology. The Summer 2014 Accenture Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fellowship and the Reed-Garman Engineering Entrepreneurship Fund will provide Bucknell students with support to develop a new product, service, or technology. During the course of the summer fellowship, students are expected to dedicate their time to developing a […]

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Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Capitol Hill Internship Spotlight: Amanda Ayers ’14

Amanda Ayers ’14 interned with the House of Representatives, Ways & Means Committee (Majority) this summer with the help of the Capitol Hill Internship Fund, which provides a stipend of $300 per week up to $3,000 for students able to secure a Capitol Hill internship. Here’s a spotlight of her experience: My Experience: This past summer, I was given the opportunity to intern with the House of Representatives Ways & Means Committee. This was my third consecutive summer being on Capitol Hill, after having previously worked for a personal office (Rep. Frank Wolf) and another committee (the House Committee on […]

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Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Bucknell Public Interest Program (BPIP) Internship Fund

The BPIP Internship Fund provides funding for selected undergraduate students (first-year students, sophomores, and juniors), who have secured full-time, unpaid summer internships with non-profit organization and government offices. The Fund helps students to gain valuable experience in their field of study and enhances Bucknell’s strong reputation in the workforce. The stipend amount is $3,000 and the application process is competitive. Students are strongly urged to attend one of the BPIP Internship Fund Information Sessions (all held in ELC 217): Friday, February 8th at 4pm Tuesday, February 12th at 1pm Thursday, February 21st at Noon Monday, March 4th at Noon – […]

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Friday, October 19th, 2012

This Week: Learn About Federal Jobs

I’m sensing a theme this coming week around government jobs and public service; there seem to be several opportunities for you to learn and network.  Here are the highlights: Tuesday, October 23 Bucknell Public Interest Program (BPIP) Info Session: Noon – 1 pm, ELC Gallery Theatre The BPIP Internship Fund provides financial support for undergraduate students (first-year, sophomores, and juniors), who have secured full-time, unpaid summer internships with non-profit organization and government offices. Application Deadline: March 18, 2013. Wednesday, October 24 Federal Intern and Entry-Level Hire Webinar: 1-2 pm, Coleman 21 Does anyone really read my application to a federal job? How can […]

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Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

Learn about the Capitol Hill Internship Program

Dream of working in State or Local Government, or on Capitol Hill? Then you should come learn about the  Capitol Hill Internship Program. The program: is open to all undergraduates, offers a stipend of up to $3,000 for the summer to selected student, and has competitive application process. Learn more about the application requirements and details about the program at one of the following the information sessions: Mon Sep 10, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, ELC 217 Thu Sep 27, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, ELC 217 Mon Oct 15, 5:00pm – 6:00pm, ELC 217 Mon Oct 29, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, ELC 217 Wed […]

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Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Congrats to the 2012 Capitol Hill Internship Fund Recipients!

7 students are the lucky (after a lot of hard work) recipients of a stipend this summer to help them gain experience on The Hill provided through the Capitol Hill Internship Fund. The Capitol Hill Internship Program was established in 2005 to provide internship opportunities in Washington, DC or local Congressional districts for students who are interested in learning more about the Legislative Branch. This program provides a stipend of $300 per week up to a maximum of $3,000 for the summer for students who are able to secure an unpaid, non-credit internship. The application deadline is late November/early December. […]

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Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Bucknell Public Interest Program Internship Fund

Students who want to explore careers in the non-profit and government sectors have a great resource right here on campus: the Bucknell Public Interest Program (BPIP) and the BPIP Internship Fund. BPIP educates students about non-profit and public service careers, and helps students learn about how to find internships and jobs in these sectors. The BPIP Internship Fund provides financial support for undergraduate students (first-year students, sophomores, and juniors), who have secured full-time, unpaid summer internships with non-profit organization and government offices. The application process is competitive and the deadline is March 26, 11:59 pm, on the BRIDGE. Learn more […]

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Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Show Me John Legend

That you did Bucknell, that you did. And now I’m going to take something cool and turn it into career advice. I know…I hope I don’t ruin it for you. Last night I attended the John Legend talk and performance and was blown away, much like the rest of the crowd (at least according to Twitter).  I don’t know if it’s just because I work at the CDC or not but I felt like his talk was very much about careers; not being afraid to take risks, following your passion, trying something new, failing and starting over. His talk had […]

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Monday, June 6th, 2011

Congrats to the 2011 BPIP Internship Fund Recipients!

40 remarkably hardworking students are the happy recipients of a stipend that will help them gain valuable experience from a non-paid internship in the non-profit or public sectors.  The BPIP Internship stipend is funded entirely through the generous donations of alumni, parents and friends of Bucknell. Since it’s founding in 2001, the BPIP Internship Fund has assisted over 200 students in pursuing internship experiences in the public interest sector. Check out who they are and what they are doing this summer here. To learn more about the program, check out pictures, and see spotlights of past recipients please visit the […]

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Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

BPIP Spotlight: Hannah Zachary ’12

Hannah Zachary ’12 United Nations Office for Partnerships, New York NY BPIP Laura Kinney ’81 & Arthur Maidman Internship Fund Class Year: 2012 Hometown: New York, New York Major: Political Science and Philosophy Campus Activities: President of Habitat for Humanity, Member Student Lectureship Committee Goals: Policy change in the public education system My Experience: As the intern in the UN Office for Partnerships I helped organize meetings and conferences at the United Nations, attended meetings, wrote reports on past and upcoming events, editing the Annual report. What is the most interesting or important thing you took from your Internship this […]

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Monday, February 28th, 2011

Washington Media Scholars Foundation – scholarship and networking opportunities

The Washington Media Scholars Foundation creates scholarship, learning and career advancement opportunities for college students interested in public policy media strategy, research and management. The organization coordinates three programs of varying intensity to carry out this mission: Media Scholars Program. Beginning with the Media Plan Case Competition, the Media Scholars Program identifies talented undergraduates from across the country and brings the finalists to Washington, DC for a week of networking and out-of-the-classroom educational opportunities with organizations such as Google, Politico, CNN and the Wall Street Journal. At a Networking Reception held at the Newseum, the foundation distributes $10,000 in scholarship […]

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Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

BPIP Spotlight: Claire Munley ’11

Claire Munley ’11 Women in Progress, Cape Coast, Ghana Philip J. Cuthbertson ’78 BPIP Internship Fund Class Year: 2011 Hometown: Ardmore, PA Major: International Relations and Economics with a concentration in Africa Campus Activities: Kappa Kappa Gamma, Admissions Goals: I want to one day work with international development My Experience: As the Business intern for Women In Progress  I was in charge of running a fair trade certification program, designing a new line for production, and holding computer and book keeping training. What is the most interesting or important thing you took from your Internship this summer? Learning about the […]

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Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Dell Thurmond Woodard Fellowship

The Dell Thurmond Woodard Fellowship, which includes one $5,000 grant for one student each year, is part of the Tisdale Fellowship program, a summer internship available to undergraduate and graduate students.  Any student, undergraduate or graduate, who is interested in diversity and ethics issues, and in learning about high-tech public policy issues, can apply for this Fellowship. The Fellowship has two main elements: 1) Internship:  Fellows participate an eight-week internship in the government relations office of a leading high technology company or association.  In the recent past, fellows have interned at such companies as Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Philips Electronics and Monster Worldwide, […]

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Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

BPIP Spotlight: Michael Kurban ’12

Michael Kurban ’12 International Bridges to Justice, Geneva, Switzerland BPIP Laura Kinney ’81 & Arthur Maidman Internship Fund Class Year: 2012 Hometown: Lebanon, PA Major: English and Political Science Campus Activities: Bison Chips, Rooke Chapel Choir, Concert Chorale, Chair of Student Lectureship Committee, Fire & Ice, Peer Mentorship Program, Bucknell Theatre Goals: I hope to pursue a career in Human/Legal Rights Law My Experience: I interned at Community Legal Aid Institute in Jakarta, Indonesia on behalf of International Bridges to Justice in Geneva, Switzerland. As an “embedded documentary journalist” I worked for International Bridges to Justice as a part of […]

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