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Save the Date! Internship Info! Do you need to register/enroll for an internship? If you do, then you MUST attend one of the enrollment dates listed below Are you interested in doing an internship in Spring 2013? If yes, then you must attend one of the following internship enrollment dates, all will be held in Social Sciences 305 & 313A: Monday, December 10th, 2012, from 12:00-1:30 PM Friday, January 11th, 2013, from 1:30-3:00PM Wednesday, January 16th, 2013, from 10:00-11:30AM Thursday, January 24th, 2013, 10:00-11:30 Friday, January 25th, 2013, from 10:00AM-12:00PM View more SGPP Internship info here. An enrollment date is when you are actually registered/enrolled in the internship, you cannot receive credit for your internship without enrolling during one of the times listed above. You must bring the application filled out by you and your supervisor to the enrollment time you choose. View the internship slideshow & full details here.


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Announcements POL courses with many open seats! There are several POL upper division courses with many seats open. If you are still looking to add a class, please see the list below. Some classes even have the pre-reqs waived! Enroll today before seats fill up. POL 323 Modern Political Theory-pre-req is POL 203 POL 335 Gender and Politics-pre-req is POL 203 or Phil 110 or Phil 113 POL 340 Politics in Industrialized States-PRE-REQ IS WAIVED-To enroll without the prereq, please contact your POL advisor via email. POL 347 Politics of Latin America-NO PRE-REQ. Enroll yourself via UAccess. POL 363 Games of Strategy-note: pre-req is college algebra. POL 407 Congress and American Politics-Two different sections offered-pre-req is POL 201 POL 413 Human Security-NO PRE-REQ! Enroll yourself via UAccess. POL 425 Liberalism and its Critics-PRE-REQ IS WAIVED-To enroll, please contact your POL advisor via email. POL 431 Political Culture and Dynamics of Change in American Society: If you have completed POL 201, the other pre-req is waived! Contact your advisor to enroll. POL 437 Democracies, Emerging and Evolving-pre-req is POL 204 POL 446 Comparative Political Elites-Pre-req is POL 202 or 204

UA Direct Credit Study Abroad Program in Jordan Summer 2013 POL 462 Armed Conflict and Conflict Management will be offered in Jordan and will be taught by Christina Sciabarra. Students earn direct UA credit! Other courses offered will be Arabic Language and Middle East-related coursework in area studies. All courses are taught by UA faculty and graduate students! Application deadline is Feb 15. Some scholarships may be available. For more information visit:

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Spring 2013 Progressive Civic Engagement Internship Offered by Arizona Advocacy Network and AZAN Foundation Students are encouraged to apply for a 3-credit Spring 2013 internship to experience and promote non-partisan, progressive civic engagement among Arizona university students and the community. Interns may earn up to a $500 stipend based on successful completion of outlined objectives. Pre-approved expenses are reimbursed including approved travel costs. Applicants must be in good standing with university standards. The successful applicant must commit, on average, ten hours per week, demonstrate initiative, leadership, communication and organizational skills; be outgoing, able to work with other organizational leaders and promote mutual respect. Awardees will lead hands-on civic engagement and put democracy in action by achieving five objectives: Organize and lead a monthly forum on campus to inform fellow students about the political process in Arizona. A successful forum has attendance of at least 20 fellow students, is co-hosted by partnering student organizations and provides an accurate presentation of at least one hour in length. Guest speakers are permitted but must be approved by AZANF staff. Topics are: Arizona’s 1998 Clean Elections Act and the Voter Involvement Program (January) How to effectively communication with elected officials (February) Voting Rights and How to conduct a credible voter registration drive (March) Legislative update and summary of new Arizona laws relevant to our issues (April) AZANF staff will advise on each forum and provide material and resources for interns to promote forums. A one page summary of take-away lessons must be submitted to AZANF staff after each forum and lessons learned will be applied to make improvements with each successive forum. Voter Registration by participating in a minimum of one voter registration drive per month Voter Education by participating in a minimum of one community outreach canvass, as made available by AZANF staff, per month. Recruit and Mentor a minimum of 2 new student activists to assist you and prepare as potential future interns. Submit a recommendation of each activist for consideration or not to AZANF staff on April 15 th. Effectively interact with state officials on Democracy issues facing Arizona; speak in person at committee hearings and communicate directly with officials during the legislative session; learn about and use the Arizona Legislative Information System (ALIS), the on-line portal that creates opportunities for citizens to effectively communicate with legislators. Contact Executive Director Sam Wercinski for additional information at Applications will be reviewed and phone interviews scheduled for selected candidates. All awardees will be required to attend an initial phone conference call for orientation on January 4, 5 or 6. This call will be coordinated after the selection process is completed.

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Announcements Internship Opportunity for Spring 2013: Immigrant Mothers with U.S. Citizen Children Project The Southwest Institute for Research on Women (SIROW) is seeking two enthusiastic UA interns to assist on a research project about the needs of immigrant mothers with citizen children living in Tucson. The research team has completed interviews with the mothers—we need you to help with transcription of the interviews, translation from Spanish to English, coding of data, and identification of key themes and issues. Skills that you need: bilingual and biliterate in Spanish/English; attention to detail; eagerness to learn. Interns will work for 10 hours a week, receive 3 units of credit, gain knowledge and experience in qualitative research methods, and learn about current issues involving immigrant mothers and their children. To apply: submit a letter up to one page in length that details your qualifications, interest in the project, and major area of study, and a copy of your resume. Send the materials to Sally Stevens at (telephone 520-626-9558).

Internship Opportunity: Pima County Justice Court Description: At the onset, the internship will consist of courtroom observations of the justice court judges and ascertain whether they assign community service hours. Furthermore, the intern will observe the justice court specialty courts, including dv court, mental health court, homeless court, vet court, pet court and mediation court and write summaries of the proceedings for distribution to the other judges. In addition, the intern will contact pima county non-profit agencies, organizations, charitable groups, volunteer services groups and ascertain if the agency accepts court assigned community service volunteers. The community service hours are perform in lieu of fine payments or other penalties. The information will thereinafter be uploaded onto a court-based website for access for volunteers, organizations and other entities A qualified intern must have telephone communication skills as well as computer program skills. Minimum hours per week: 8 (either two four hour days or one eight hour day) The intern will keep track of which judges assign community service hours and the average assignments per judge. Furthermore, the summary observations of the intern will be distributed to the other judges to help the judges be better aware of the different court programs. To Apply: Send a resume and letter of interest to: Judge Anne Segal Pima County Justice Court 115 N. Church, 3rd. floor, Tucson, AZ 85704. Please mark the envelope “personal.�

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Available Immediately: Internship Opportunities for the Office of Congressman Ron Barber We are now accepting internship applications for the Spring and Summer of 2013 Our internship program is open to all majors and provides an opportunity for students to learn, first hand, how a Congressional office operates. Interns work closely with staff to create a team that is accessible and responsive to the constituents of Congressional District 2. Our internship opportunities are unpaid, but we are more than happy to work with students to help earn school credits. Interns are required to do at least two shifts of four and a half hours twice a week. The shifts are from 8-12:30 and from 12:30-5. There are also full time positions available. Interns perform a variety of duties including day-to-day administrative work, data entry, answering phones, drafting constituent correspondence, helping constituents work with federal agencies, and assisting staff where necessary. Please keep in mind that internships are competitive. Minimum required GPA is 3.0. Prospective interns will be contacted regarding an interview following a review of credentials. Priority will be given to those who are residents of Arizona’s 8th Congressional District. Applications are accepted year round for fall, spring, and summer internships. To apply, please call Joni Jones at (520)881-3588. Joni Jones

Office of Congressman Ron Barber 3945 East Fort Lowell Suite 211 Tucson, AZ 85712 Fax: 520.322.9490 Tel: 520.881.3588

Work for a green future: Become an Environment America fellow Each year, Environment America hires recent college graduates with the passion, the commitment and the talent it takes to stand up to polluters, organize public support and fight for our environmental values.

Environment America Environment America works to advance the environmental vision and values we share—clean energy, clean water, wilderness and wildlife protection, healthy food and sustainable agriculture, and more. With nearly 100 professional staff, more than 1 million members, activists and allies, and affiliates in 29 states, we organize the support it takes to stand up to polluting industries and ultimately sweep past them.

Internships Looking for an internship instead? Apply to be an Environment America intern. You’ll learn how to make an impact on critical environmental issues, and there’s no better way to get the experience to launch your career with us.

To learn more and apply Visit or contact our Recruitment Department at Find us on Facebook:

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Reminders Attention students seeking an internship opportunity this Spring BE THE CHANGE From personal growth to community leadership, we are committed to building potential and opportunities that make the world a better place. Call us crazy, but at LeadLocal we believe that WE ALL HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE FOR GOOD. With this guiding belief, we bring together emerging corporate and community leaders (mentors) with highpotential undergraduates (interns) who have the drive to improve and the passion to lead contribute. As we provide coaching and hands-on leadership opportunities, these teams generate real business solutions for our community’s small businesses and non-profit organizations. The LeadLocal experience is a unique and transformational opportunity. Interns benefit from: + partnering with like-minded students to achieve a goal. To apply online: 1. Go to 2. Scroll to the bottom of the page and select "Apply Now" 3. Complete the online application form 4. Or Email Robin Breault at with any questions The Association of American Universities (AAU) still has openings for undergraduate interns in our Washington, D.C. office for the spring 2013 semester, and we’d love for students from your university to apply! AAU internships focus on science and higher education policy and allow students to engage in a wide variety of policy-related activities, from conducting research and analysis and tracking legislation, to attending briefings and drafting policy documents for use by our staff and university members. For more information on the AAU intern program, interested students can visit our website at The original deadline for Spring 2013 applications was Friday, November 2nd, but we’ll continue accepting applications through the end of November. Any interested students are encouraged to contact, and should include a recent resume/CV, cover letter and short writing sample.

SUMMER HUMAN RIGHTS FELLOWSHIP Humanity in Action invites applications from talented college students and recent graduates who are intellectually gifted, mature, independent and passionate about human rights to spend roughly four weeks in Europe exploring human rights, all expenses paid. Current sophomores, juniors, and seniors and graduates from the undergraduate classes of 2010 and 2011 are eligible to apply. Visit for more information and contact Dr. Jeff Thibert with the Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships at for application feedback! Applications are due January 10, 2013. SGPP Undergrad Newsletter Pg 7


Collegetown @ U of A Attend Collegetown! Collegetown is a social justice leadership camp that focuses on combating racism, bigotry, and discrimination in our community. We strive to create a community that embraces diversity. WHEN: January 3-7 WHERE: Chauncey Ranch in Mayer, AZ (near Prescott) COST: $100 (Fee covers 3 meals/day, housing, and camp materials. Does not include Transportation.) SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE!! Application available at here (Due Nov. 30th by 4 pm) Questions? Email:

Introducing the Hayek Fund for Future Scholars The Institute for Humane Studies wants to help increase their chances of being accepted and funded in their programs of choice. The new Hayek Fund for Future Scholars will reimburse up to $300 in application fees, making it affordable for promising students to apply to more programs. Who is eligible? Undergraduates and recent graduates applying for full-time doctorate or master’s degree programs to start in the 2013-14 academic year; interest in individual and economic freedom, and strong academic potential are essential. Further details:

Keri Anderson Student Coordinator Institute for Humane Studies

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Students Can Make The Most Out Of Their Summer in Washington, DC Spend your summer with students from across the country while earning credit To learn more click here

The Rangel International Affairs Program is now accepting applications for the 2013 Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship. The Fellowship welcomes applications from young people interested in careers of international service. For those who want to become Foreign Services Officers in the U.S. Department of State, The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program provides benefits of up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master's degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at U.S. embassies, and provides professional development and support activities. Fellows may use the fellowship to attend a two-year master's program in a U.S. institution to study any area of relevance to the Foreign Service, including international relations, public policy, public administration, languages, or business administration. Upon successful completion of the two-year fellowship, Fellows enter the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. Applicants must be college seniors or graduates looking to start two-year graduate programs in fall 2013, must have GPAs of at least 3.2, and be U.S. citizens. The program welcomes any undergraduate major and encourages applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. 2013 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Number of Fellowships Offered: 20 Eligibility Requirements: U.S. citizenship; GPA of 3.2/4.0; seeking to start two-year relevant grad program in fall 2013 Online Application Opens: October 15 Application Deadline: January 18, 2013 Finalist selected by the end of February Fellows selected by midMarch

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Reminders Attention UA Seniors Join the Senior Year Experience! Get info on everything you need to know about your senior year and graduation.

• Senior-only events. • Career resources and fairs. • Graduation checklist. • Important dates and deadlines. • Deals on graduation supplies. • Plus more! It’s easy to join! Just “like” us on Facebook at Don't forget to check out the Senior Year Experience website at students/seniors. It's got everything YOU need!

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Academic Advising Info To see your Academic Advisor click here for their contact information. You can also schedule an appointment with your advisor by logging into SBS WiseAdvising here.

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