Events and Opportunities

START Summer 2016 Internship Opportunities

We are looking for interns with a wide array of skills and majors  (including but not limited to: Criminology, Communications, Government, International Relations, Public Policy, History, GIS, Geography, Economics, English, Mathematics, Psychology, Languages and Statistics). Students from any institution may apply and we will consider current and recently graduated undergraduates, graduate students, and PhD candidates. In addition to the experience gained during their internship, interns will also receive mentoring, training and the opportunity to participate in many professional development activities. START is very willing to work with academic institutions to enable students to undertake our internships for credit. Our internships are unpaid and students must be able to undertake their work hours on location at START Headquarters at the University of Maryland College Park.

The deadline to apply is April 3, 2016. Please visit our website for more information and to access the application form:


Call for Submissions - Southern California International Review (SCIR)

Don't just read sources. Start being one.

Interested in getting published? The Southern California International Review (SCIR) is now accepting outstanding submissions for publication in our Spring 2016 issue. Our priority deadline is February 21st and our regular deadline is February 26th. Early submissions are appreciated. Visit us online ( to see submission details and enter your work.

As a global research journal for international affairs, the Southern California International Review provides undergraduates with the opportunity to have their work seen by the international affairs community at large. Managed and edited by students at USC, the Review publishes academic-grade research from undergraduates around the world. Each semester the Review evaluates submissions and selects up to six full-length works to be printed in the journal and displayed in the online edition. Past editions have pieces from Georgetown, Australian National University, Boston College, USC, and other top international affairs programs.

A few criteria:

  • Must be between 3,000-10,000 words
  • Must be submitted in .doc or .docx format
  • Must include a title page with an abstract
  • Must use a consistent citation format (e.g. MLA or Chicago)

To view our most recent issue and find out more, please visit and follow us on Facebook


Deadline for Submissions to the Journal of Undergraduate International Studies

The deadline is approaching to submit papers for the Spring 2016 issue of The Journal of Undergraduate International Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The Journal seeks to publish the world's premier undergraduate work related to international themes and topics including, but not limited to: international conflict and conflict resolution, human rights, environmental issues, history, culture, comparative politics, economics, development and trade, global security, and international health. To view previous issues, please visit:

Our submissions generally range in length from 5 to 20 pages, but may be longer. Submissions must not have been published in any other publication. Current undergraduates and recent graduates (one semester out or less) are eligible to submit their work. To submit your work, email it as an attachment to, following these guidelines:


1. Submit as a word document, not a PDF or other type of file

2. Make sure your name and academic affiliation are not present in the text of your work

3. Use an easily read font, such as Times New Roman

4. Double-space your document

5. Follow the Chicago Manual of Style for all citations (for help, visit This is not a requirement unless the piece is selected for publication

6. Convert all your citations and footnotes to endnotes

7. Include an abstract of 100 words or less.

Submissions must be received by Sunday, February 21st at 11:59 pm CST. Article selections will be completed in late March, and authors will be notified on the status of their submissions at this point. We look forward to reading your work!

We also welcome photos, either related to or independent of the content of submitted essays.  These photos could appear on the cover of the journal or on our website, Cover photos MUST be of a very high resolution to be considered. Photos can be sent as high-resolution jpegs to Please indicate the subject, the location, and the date of the photo, as well as your name and university affiliation. 


Want to pursue Independent Research?

Dear Gov Concentrators,

Have you wanted the opportunity to pursue your own research idea before you get to the thesis writing stage?  Would you like a graduate student mentor to help walk you through the process and help you tackle research questions?  Would you like $250 this semester to cover research expenses?

The Mentoring in American Politics and Society (MAPS) program is currently seeking undergraduate nominations (freshmen, sophomores or juniors) for Spring 2016. MAPS supports undergraduates who are looking to conduct research on the American context.  MAPS students are matched with a graduate mentor and receive $250 budget for research expenses.  It is a great opportunity for students to pursue their own research interests in a low pressure environment.  Students can pursue any stage of the research process, from honing a research question, reading background literature, or collecting and analyzing data.

Have questions?  Want to learn more?  Please see our website at:


PSU Journal Call for Submissions

The Penn State University Journal of International Affairs is currently accepting submissions from undergraduate and graduate students for its Spring 2016 issue, to be published in May 2016. Papers should focus on topics relevant to international affairs, including, but not limited to: economics, political science, security, the environment, terrorism, and diplomacy. Our priority deadline for submission is Monday, February 29th. Any submissions after this time will be considered on a rolling basis.

To be considered for publishing, a paper must be:

  • Between 3,000 and 7,000 words in length (shorter or longer submissions will be examined on a case by case basis)
  • Double-spaced, Times New Roman font, size 12
  • Submitted as either a .doc or .docx file
  • Formatted and cited according to APA style guidelines.
  • An abstract of 100 to 200 words should accompany all submissions.

All submissions should be sent to Please remove all references to your name from your paper, as all submissions will be reviewed blindly by PSU JIA staff and experts in the field.

Alternatively, you may submit your paper to


2016 Spring Internship Opportunity

The Office of State Representative Kate Hogan is accepting applications for Spring 2016 interns. Kate Hogan is a Democrat from the 3rd Middlesex District in Massachusetts. She serves as the Chair of the House Committee on Public Health. Rep. Hogan also heads up the Library Caucus and co-chairs the Elder Caucus.

We are seeking an intern who can roll-up their sleeves and get to work learning the many duties and responsibilities involved in supporting an active State House Office.

You will have the opportunity to work directly with constituents, assist in drafting legislation, research issues, assist with committee hearings, and attend state house hearings for the office. The internship is tailored to fit the intern’s interests and strengths. The position is time-flexible around an intern’s paid commitments and class schedule, but we are seeking at least a 12 hour per week commitment. The staff will work with your college to assure that you receive credit. This position is a terrific resume booster and a perfect internship if you are looking for hands-on political experience.


• Researching topics of constituent inquiry & responding to constituents via phone, email, or letter;

• General administrative work includes answering the phone, drafting letters, filing, and logging constituent contacts into a database.

The position requires the following:

• Strong writing, research, and communication skills;

• A strong interest in public policy;

• Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook;

• Must be comfortable on the phone and comfortable with diverse populations.

Desired but not required:

• Familiarity with local or Massachusetts state politics.


To apply, please send a resume or CV, writing sample and availability to: with the subject line in the following format:

“Your Last Name, Intern Application Spring 2016”