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  • Alex Greer
    Alex Greer
    M.S. '12 and Ph.D. '15 - Experience in quick response fieldwork, teaching emergency management.
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    Andrew Haines
    MPA '03 – An accomplished local government leader and appointed official.
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  • Chunjing Liu
    Chunjing Liu
    M.S. '14 – On the front lines of marine disaster mitigation through effective policy planning in China.
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  • Cimone Philpotts
    Cimone Philpotts
    MPA '13 - Assistantship and Legislative Fellows experiences enrich doctoral student's blossoming career
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  • Gwen Angalet
    Gwen Angalet
    Ph.D. '00 - Ensuring programmatic and research opportunities for the promotion of children's health.
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  • Hira Rashid
    Hira Rashid
    M.A. '15 – Fulbright scholar now in the Ph.D. program studying global health economics and urbanization.
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  • Hsien-Ho (Ray) Chang
    Hsien-Ho (Ray) Chang
    Ph.D. '15 - Utilizing his knowledge of disaster science to educate students on fire and emergency management.
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    James B. Goetschius
    Ph.D. '14 - Serves in the U.S. Army improving health care facilities in the eastern United States.
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    Jenna Ahner
    B.A. and MPA '14 - Provides support for legislative and external affairs.
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  • John Carney
    John Carney
    MPA '86 – Newly elected Governor of the State of Delaware
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    Kelsey Edmond
    M.S. '14 - OCL program prepared her for success in the MPA program in pursuit of an interdisciplinary career.
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  • Lindsey Interlante
    Lindsey Interlante
    MPA '07 - Advocates for enriched, hands-on learning experiences at higher education institutions.
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    Meredith Rubin
    B.A. '11 - Practicing leadership and collaboration in the financial services sector.
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    Paige Gugerty
    B.A. '15 - Coordinating electronic connections bewteen healthcare providers and resources.
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    Paul Ruiz
    B.A. and M.A. '13 - Advocating for alternative fuels and reducing America's dependence on oil.
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  • Stephanie Ottino
    Stephanie Ottino
    B.S. '11 - Executing leadership skills in higher education.
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  • Tom DeWire
    Tom DeWire
    MPA '04 - Developing strategies for education systems to improve student achievement.
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  • Yuliya Brel
    Yuliya Brel
    M.A. '15 - Continuing her public policy education and assisting with research at the University of Delaware.
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    Megan Wakelee
    B.S. '11 - Executing leadership in a corporate setting.
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    Zack Adinoff
    M.S. '13 - Experience in coordinating public safety, logistics, planning, and general disaster continuity.
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    Jissell Martinez
    MPA '10 - Manages fiscal affairs and serves as a liaison for the Dept of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
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    Scott Beale
    MPA '07 - Successful nonprofit entrepreneur with experience in diplomacy and national politics.
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    Matthew Garlipp
    B.A. '13 - Enabling federal transparency and accountability via open, accessible, and standardized budget data
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    Merritt Burke IV
    MPA '98 - Various experiences in town management and community involvement.
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    Ryan Burke
    Ph.D. '15 - Vast experience with military strategy and conducting military research.
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    Allison Becker
    B.A. '13 and M.A. '15 - Experienced and published media policy researcher.
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    Serita Porter
    M.A. '15 - Continuing her behavioral health education at the University of Delaware.
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    Kirsten Jones
    M.A. '16 - Contributing to policies that strengthen transportation and trade in New York and New Jersey.
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    Elizabeth Burland
    M.A. '15 - Studying for a doctoral degree in Sociology and Public Policy at the University of Michigan.
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  • Elizabeth Lockman
    Elizabeth Lockman
    M.A. '15 - Delaware state senator with roots in advocacy.
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  • Thomas Martin
    Thomas Martin
    Ph.D. '14 - Directing the M.S. in Health Informatics program in the College of Public Health at Temple Univ.
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  • Savannah Edwards
    Savannah Edwards
    MPA '17 - Planning for sustainable and complete communities in Delaware and Maryland.
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  • Scott Murphy Eisenhart
    Scott Murphy Eisenhart
    MPA '17 - Legislative aide credits SPPA experience for helping him excel in the world of politics and policy.
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  • Taylor Hawk
    Taylor Hawk
    MPA '17 - Graduate's policy analysis and research aims to improve education funding.
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  • Evan Miller
    Evan Miller
    MPA '17 - Local Government Management Fellowship kickstarts graduate's professional career.
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    Natasha R. Nau
    MPA '12 - Advocating for efficient resource allocation and streamlined service delivery in local government.
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  • Katelyn Andrews (Hosey)
    Katelyn Andrews (Hosey)
    MPA '16 - Research assistant and Legislative Fellow experience help inform grad's career trajectory.
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    Emma Odren
    MPA '18 - From IPA fellow to research analyst, grad attributes workplace success to grad school experience.
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  • Tarimo_Fratern
    Tarimo_Fratern
    MPA '09 - Supports nonprofit efforts to help communities in many African countries.
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    Jeremy Rothwell
    M.A. '14, HP Cert '15 - Technical review of all city site-plans, subdivision and building permit applications.
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  • Mark D. Stevens
    Mark D. Stevens
    MPA '09 – Integral in the leadership and financial management of federal agencies.
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  • Angela Gladwell
    Angela Gladwell
    M.A. ’98 – Instrumental in environmental planning and federal emergency management decision making.
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  • Courtney Mogavero
    Courtney Mogavero
    B.S. '12 – Translating leadership education into a successful early career path in major tech corporations.
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  • Janet Sheridan
    Janet Sheridan
    M.A. '07 - Providing heritage preservation services, and cultural landscape research in southern New Jersey.
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    Melanie Ross Levin
    B.A. and MPA '05 – Developing education and advocacy campaigns on public policy relating to women's issues.
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  • Dená Brummer
    Dená Brummer
    MPA '05 – Successful private sector business partner drawing upon public sector experiences.
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    Eric Johnson
    Ph.D. '03 – Revitalizing a community through the application of theory and practical experience.
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    David Rudder
    Ph.D. '03 – Practicing effective leadership to academic programs that promote service to the community.
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    Erin Kennedy
    MPA '06 – Drives health care organizations towards improving quality of patient care and clinical outcomes.
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  • Tom Friedman
    Tom Friedman
    MPA '07 – Manages government relations, strategic & financial plan, and policy analysis for State Health Plan.
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    Mike Morton
    MPA '86 – Oversees budgetary analysis and legislative information systems for the Delaware General Assembly.
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  • Jonathan Kirch
    Jonathan Kirch
    MPA '07 – Advocating for public policy that promotes better health for all Americans.
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    Albert Shields
    MPA '07 – Developing strategies to best communicate Governor Carney's positions on diverse policy issues.
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    Kim Gomes
    MPA '04 – Strategically lobbying for client interests on a number of policy issues.
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    Erika Farris
    M.A. '09 – Developing policies to better manage water drainage and promote environmental sustainability.
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    Mike Fortner
    MPA '02 – Overseeing city planning for housing, land use, economic development, and transportation.
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    Emily Gonce
    MPA '02 – Leading lobbying efforts to show members of Congress the value of life insurance to constituents.
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    Bill Clark
    MPA '03 – Supervising a team of consultants to support projects for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
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    Anastasia Kuzmina
    MPA '02 – Supporting two general managers with product and employee management in 14 countries.
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    Barrett Edwards
    MPA '06 – Assisting municipalities with legal issues including planning, human resources, and finance.
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    MEEP'16 - Research and consulting on market trends in solar photvoltaics markets in Africa and the Middle East
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    Wei-Ming Chen
    Conducting renewable energy and electricity market researches
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    Michelle Kung
    PHDUAPP'14 - Promoting innovation and technology through mentoring and investing technology startups
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Portland State University Oregon Summer Fellowship (Oregon)<p><a href="https://www.pdx.edu/cps/oregon-talent-marketplace" target="_blank">Portland State University's Center for Public Service </a>is currently recruiting for the <strong>Oregon Summer Fellowship</strong>, a 10-week paid placement, during the May-September period, designed for <em>currently enrolled</em> graduate students from a wide range of public service-oriented disciplines. Eligibility for the Oregon Summer Fellowship is limited to students on summer breaks from your program, who have not yet completed their Masters and/or Doctoral study programs.  </p><p>The 10-week Oregon Summer Fellowship provides paid summer placements with state and local governments, and nonprofits around Oregon. The program is designed for currently enrolled graduate students from a variety of public service disciplines who seek a project oriented, applied learning experience. Ideal candidates will possess a strong record of scholarship and demonstrable interest in public service. In addition, they should have completed at least their first year of advanced degree work prior to starting their 2020 summer assignment.</p><p>• Ideally-suited for those with Pacific NW roots and/or aspirations!</p><p>• Most assignments with public and nonprofit sponsors in the Portland region or Salem (Oregon’s state capital)</p><p>• Designed for exceptional Masters and Ph.D. candidates pursuing degrees in public policy, public administration, business administration, public health, urban planning, information systems, and other relevant disciplines.</p><p>• Start dates range between May and June, depending on the prospect's academic calendar.</p><p>• The Fellowship is administered by the Center for Public Service within the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government, Portland State University.</p><p>• PSU is and EOE/AA Employer.</p><p>Learn more here: <a href="https://www.pdx.edu/cps/oregon-summer-fellowship">https://www.pdx.edu/cps/oregon-summer-fellowship</a></p><p>Important Dates: </p><p>January 31, 2020: Early application deadline for priority placement</p><p>March 31, 2020: Standard application deadline*</p>245
United Nations Summer Study Program (New York City)<p>​The United Nations Summer Study (UNSS) program, offered by The New School’s <a href="https://www.newschool.edu/public-engagement/ma-ms-international-affairs/" title="Graduate Program in International Affairs" target="_blank">Julien J. Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs</a>, puts graduate, undergraduate, and PhD students on the ground in the United Nations and in New York City. Unlike other UN study programs, UNSS takes you beyond a narrow focus on security and diplomacy to investigate development, human rights, humanitarian action, peacekeeping and peacebuilding, and environmental and reform issues. UNSS coursework prepares you to understand and engage with contemporary issues, policies, and debates in international affairs. UNSS practicums, not found in any other UN summer program, enable you to gain hands-on experience in consultancy work with the UN system.</p><p>Program Options </p><p><h5>Option 1: Core Curriculum</h5><p>3 graduate or 4 undergraduate credits</p><ul><li>Class: The United Nations and World Order</li><li>Colloquium: presentations by UN staff and officials from other organizations and governments that provide insider perspectives and direct contact with professionals</li><li>Site visits: briefings and talks at UN headquarters, international organizations, and other key places salient to global governance and processes</li><li>Experience New York City: social justice tours and other guided activities to connect global issues addressed by the UN to local issues in New York City</li></ul><h5>Option 2: Core Plus Practice</h5><p>6 graduate or 8 undergraduate credits</p><ul><li>Includes all elements of the Core Curriculum Option</li><li>Practicum: a group consultancy with a United Nations agency, nongovernmental organization, or research institute that works with the UN and is overseen by a faculty advisor</li></ul><h5>Option 3: Noncredit</h5><ul><li>Class, colloquium, site visits, and NYC experience without earning academic credits</li></ul><p>*Students in option 1 and 3 should anticipate 10-15 hours of work per week and option 2 should anticipate 25-35 hours per week. The final calendar won't be available until April 2020; please refer to <a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AG0yEiA_A5EQSZDBs_m4T4RNDB5_PuhT/view?usp=sharing" target="_blank">last year's calendar</a>.</p></p><p><strong>Dates</strong> </p><p>Program Dates: June 1-July 17, 2020 </p><p>Early Application Deadline: February 1</p><p>Option 2 Application Deadline: February 1 </p><p>Application Deadline: March 31</p><p><strong>Fees</strong> </p><p>Core Curriculum: $5,130 </p><p>Core and Practice-Based Curriculum: $10,260 </p><p>Noncredit Core Curriculum: $2,800</p><p>Limited partial scholarships are available for selected non-New School students. </p><p>New School students should contact Student Financial Services to determine if scholarships can be applied to the summer term. </p><p>For more information, visit <a href="https://www.newschool.edu/united-nations-summer-study/">https://www.newschool.edu/united-nations-summer-study/</a></p>247
Intern, Department of Education <p>​The Department of Education (ED) offers internships for students interested in seeking valuable work experience in government and federal education policy and administration. Volunteers have the opportunity to make meaningful contributions to the Department's mission to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.</p>104
Intern (PT or FT), Transportation Resource Associates (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)<p>​Interns assist TRA consultants at all levels, on transit- and transportation-related assignments, especially in fields of safety, security, emergency preparedness, operations, and maintenance. Responsibilities are highly varied, and include: report and proposal writing; document editing and production; presentation development; database development and analysis; and some field work related to operations and safety. Interns may work with clients in both public and private sectors, as well as with a tight-knit, fast-moving, and diverse group of coworkers. Interns will be responsible for multiple ongoing projects, with numerous coworkers to maximize exposure to the field. Depending on an intern’s academic requirements, additional project work and deliverables may be incorporated into the position responsibilities. This position can be full time (40 hours/week) or part time (16-20 hours/week) over the summer with the potential option of continuing into the fall.</p>116
Internship, Media Borough (Media, Pennsylvania)<ul><li>Review of Pennsylvania Borough Code, Media Borough's codified ordinances, Comprehensive Plan, etc. to familiarize yourself with the inner workings of the Borough.</li><li>Rotate through various departments (i.e. Administration, Code Enforcement, Finance, Health, Police, Public Works and Recreation) to assist with ongoing projects/inspections, etc. </li><li>Interact with various volunteer boards and commissions.<br></li></ul>196
Intern, Office of Rep. Brad Wenstrup (OH-2)<p>​Internship positions are offered in the fall, spring, and summer semesters in both my Washington, D.C. and District offices. Any student who is enrolled in college or graduate school and is at least 18 years of age is eligible to apply. Successful candidates must possess notable academic and extracurricular achievements, leadership potential and a strong writing ability. Applicants must also be well-organized, have a positive attitude, and exhibit the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced atmosphere. While internships are not paid, there may be the opportunity to earn academic credit. Interested candidates should fill out the form below, as well as email a resume and cover letter to oh02interns@gmail.com.</p><p>Original job posting: <a href="https://wenstrup.house.gov/forms/form/?ID=3257">https://wenstrup.house.gov/forms/form/?ID=3257</a></p>216
The Gerhardt Internship (Portland, Oregon)<p>​1000 Friends of Oregon is a fourth-six year old public interest organization that advocates smart growth through comprehensive land use and transportation planning, using Oregon’s renowned planning program. We work with citizens across Oregon to enhance the state’s quality of life by building livable urban and rural communities and protecting family farms.</p><p>The Gerhardt Internship was established in 1986 to commemorate the life and work of 1000 Friends’ first planner, Paul Gerhardt, Jr.</p><p>PURPOSE</p><p>The purpose of the internship is to provide an opportunity for on-the-job experience for planning students or those in similar fields, especially for those interested in public service.</p><p>TERMS</p><p>The position is for 35 hours per week for 10 weeks, at the 1000 Friends’ Portland office. A stipend of $4500 is provided. Limited additional funds are available for assistance with travel expenses to and from Portland.</p><p>DESCRIPTION OF WORK: </p><p>SUPERVISION</p><p>The intern will work on one or two large projects, such as 1000 Friends’ efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through linking land use and transportation planning, climate-friendly energy policies, ensuring communities plan for affordable and diverse housing, or to preserve farm land. The intern might also work on smaller, short-term projects to gain a wider acquaintance with Oregon’s land use program. Supervision will be provided by the 1000 Friends’ staff member overseeing each project.</p><p>SELECTION CRITERIA</p><p>The criteria used in selection the intern includes academic excellence, demonstrated interest in public service, evidence of initiative, and the ability to work independently. Preference will be given to undergraduates majoring in planning or a related field and graduates who have not yet begun graduate school. However, students in a graduate school will be considered. Law students are specifically excluded.</p><p>APPLICATIONS AND DEADLINES</p><p>Applications should include a cover letter, resume, academic transcripts, writing sample and two reference letters including at least one from a professor familiar with the applicant’s work. References should offer a confidential evaluation of the applicant’s qualifications as measured against the criteria above and should be sent directly to 1000 Friends’, preferably via email. References should provide full contact information. The writing sample can be on any topic and need not be lengthy. Complete applications, including reference letters, must be received by Wednesday, February 12, 2020. The intern will be selected by Thursday, March 19, 2020 and will be notified by phone shortly thereafter. Those not selected will be informed by letter. Please send applications to:</p><p>Gerhardt Internship 1000 Friends of Oregon 133 SW 2nd, Suite 201Portland, OR 97204-2515Or via email to <a href="mailto:robin@friends.org">robin@friends.org</a></p><p>For additional information about the organization, check our website, www.friends.org.<br></p>238

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