Sunday, February 13th, 2011

D.C. Career Fair – 3/3; Sign up by 2/24

Interested in Government? Nonprofit? Public service? Public Affairs? Working in the D.C. Area? Then come to the Bucknell D.C. Career Fair on 3/3 –RSVP on the BRIDGE by 2/24 This fair brings students to Washington, DC to meet representatives from organizations and network with Bucknell alumni, parents, and friends. It provides an opportunity to discuss career paths with participants and learn about participants’ organizations, and any current or future openings — volunteer, internship or full time. It will focus on organizations and opportunities within government, nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations, as well as public interest and public service related work in […]

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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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Saturday, January 29th, 2011

BPIP Spotlight: Emily Bruno ’12

Emily Bruno ’12 LuEsther T. Mertz Library of the New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY Association for the Arts BPIP Internship Fund Class Year: 2012 Hometown: Bronxville, New York Major: Art History and Classics Campus Activities: Delta Gamma Hobbies: painting, photography as well as decorative cake making My Experience: I was an intern at The LuEsther T. Mertz Library and worked specifically with the Art and Illustration Collection. This collection is valuable to the Library as it consists of a broad range of art including paintings, drawings, and prints with diverse subject matter such as garden design and taxonomy, as […]

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Monday, January 17th, 2011

Everyone can be great because everyone can serve. –MLK Jr.

Looking for great opportunities to volunteer this semester? Connect with local non-profits in the area in need of volunteers at the Community Service Fair! Over 30 non-profit organizations will be there to answer questions and talk about upcoming projects and ongoing opportunities. The event will be held Wednesday January 26th from 5:30 to 7:00 pm in the Terrace Room. “Everyone can be great because everyone can serve.” –Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Sponsored by the Office of Community Service.

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Friday, January 14th, 2011

BPIP Info Sessions

Students who want to explore careers in the non-profit and public service 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 interest careers and helps students learn about organizations in the public interest sector that may offer both full-time jobs and summer internships.  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 Fund helps students to gain valuable experience in their field of […]

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Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

McKenna Summer Environmental Internships

Student applications are encouraged for Katherine Mabis McKenna Environmental Internships for the summer of 2011. Interns receive a $3000 stipend and may arrange a free residence hall room during the summer participation period. Successful applicants will be expected to engage in an independent research project of approximately 10 weeks duration under the sponsorship of a faculty member. Students must still be enrolled at Bucknell; graduating seniors are not eligible unless they have committed to attending graduate school at Bucknell. Project proposals from a wide variety of disciplines will be considered for funding. Research efforts should fall under the general heading […]

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Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Alumni Perspective: Environment America Fellowship

Interested in environmental advocacy? Are you looking for a career that will give you first-hand public policy experience right out of college? Check out the Environment American Fellowship Program! Today’s post about the Environment America Fellowship comes from alumnae Audrey Richardson. Audrey graduated from Bucknell a semester early in January of 2010 and majored in both English and Political Science. During her time at Bucknell Audrey was also a BPIP Internship Fund Recipient, gaining summer internship experience at the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee in 2009. Upon graduating, she accepted a Fellowship position with Environment America. She chose to […]

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Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Women & Public Policy Seminar in D.C. – Deadline Extended!

PLEN’s Women & Public Policy Seminar in Washington, DC, January 10-14, 2011 ***DEADLINE TO REGISTER EXTENDED!*** The Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) is offering a one-of-a-kind opportunity for women students to learn first-hand how many different ways an individual can make and influence public policy on January 10-14, 2011. Students may now choose to focus on policy tracks in Finance, Education, Sustainability, or Healthcare! They’re taught by women who influence national policy every day: top legislative staffers, White House officials and federal agency leaders, nonprofit advocates and corporate lobbyists.  These women immerse the students in the major issues of the […]

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Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Hear from fellow students – BPIP Internship Fund Panel Lunch

Interested in interning with a nonprofit this summer and getting paid? The BPIP Internship Fund provides funding for students able to secure full time, unpaid summer internships in the nonprofit/public interest sector.  Come hear past Fund recipients share their stories about the program and what they got from their experiences working in the nonprofit, public service sectors. Featuring: Michael Kurban ’12 International Bridges to Justice, Geneva, Switzerland Malyse Uwase ’13 Women for Women, Kigali, Rwanda Amanda Slaboden ’13 Wellesley Centers for Women, Wellesley, MA Andrew Lichtenauer ’12 The First Tee, Bronx, NY Claire Munley ’11 Women in Progress, Cape Coast, […]

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Monday, November 15th, 2010

Road Trips to the Real World – Registration Open TODAY!

Don’t let the quietest, darkest month of the academic year stall your career exploration.  Check out the “Road trips to the Real World” program; a series of employer site visits for you during winter break. Learn first-hand about different career fields, network with employers and explore internship and job opportunities, and practice your networking skill. Spots fill up VERY quickly for some of the more popular sites, so plan on registering as early as possible for the best selection and make the most of your winter break! THIS YEAR’S SITES INCLUDE: Association of American Publishers, New York, NY Anheuser-Busch, Inc., […]

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Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Geography DC Trip – Sign up by 11/16

Don’t miss this trip to D.C.  on 11/18 BRIDGE SIGN UP BY 11/16; ONLY 20 SPOTS! Visit the National Geographic Society, United States Department of State, and the Library of Congress Get special tours of each location Learn about the work done there Chance to talk to officials about their careers Meet with Lee Schwartz ’76, Geographer of the United States!, and learn about the history of maps and the map-making process. Field trip sponsored by Geography Department and Alumni Relations/Career Development Center $20 cash deposit for bus (refunded on bus) required –dropped off to Kay Heimbach / Alumni Relations […]

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Sunday, November 7th, 2010

Capitol Hill Info Sessions – Last Two!

These info sessions will provide an overview of the Capitol Hill Internship Program, a summer internship program.  The program provides a stipend of $250 per week up to $2500 for the summer for students who are able to secure unpaid, noncredit internships. The application deadline is Monday, November 29, at 11:59 pm. Monday, Nov 8; 5:00-5:45 pm; ELC Gallery Theatre Tuesday, Nov. 9; Noon – 1 pm; ELC 217 –With McAllister & Quinn: A representative of McAllister & Quinn, LLC, the government relations firm that works with Bucknell to support the Capitol Hill Internship Program, will attend this session to […]

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Monday, November 1st, 2010

Funding options for Non-Profit and Government Internships

We’ve declared this week: Bucknell Public Service Week from November 1st – November 5th and, with the help of the Bucknell Public Service Network, we will be having special events around Public Service, Non-Profit and Government Careers. So in the spirit of this Public Service week we’d like to quickly highlight some funding options available for Non-Profit and Government internships that are frequently unpaid. Hopefully this helps you find a way to explore the field you want while still earning some extra cash. Funding Programs: BPIP Internship Fund Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship – established in 1987, this is a […]

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Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Public Service Fellows Program

Remember: The Public Service Fellows Program application is now open, but hurry…the application deadline is October 29, 2010 so apply today! The Program: The Partnership for Public Service is seeking current students or recent graduates to join our team and contribute to our mission. Are you passionate about public service? Are you looking for an opportunity to develop their skills and gain valuable experience? Are you looking for a paid position in the heart of Washington, D.C.? If so, apply for the Partnership’s Public Service Fellows Program! The application deadline is October 29, 2010 so apply today! We anticipate the Spring […]

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Monday, October 25th, 2010

Princeton in Africa Fellowships

I’d say that one of the only downsides to this job is learning about all the awesome opportunities out there that I am no longer eligible for. For instance: Princeton in Africa (PiAf), which offers yearlong fellowship opportunities with a variety of organizations that work across the African continent. PiAf Fellows work in service-oriented positions in many different fields, including humanitarian aid, public health, conservation, and education. The more I checked in to this fellowship to write about it the more I wanted to apply. I ran into this inspiring blog, Beyond the Gate, featuring first-person perspectives from recent alums […]

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