Political Science and International Relations

 UMW Alumnus Erik Johnston Appointed as VA Deputy Policy Director!
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Here is a great internship opportunity for the Spring 2016 semester!

Applications are now live for the Spring 2016 CHLI Global Leaders Internship Program. This unique internship experience allows participants to gain relevant experience working with a Member of Congress, as well as a Fortune 1000 Company’s Washington, D.C. Office. Click here for more information!

Applications Due: Nov 27, 2015
Internships Begin: Feb 1, 2016
We look forward to your application for this spring!

Check out this great summer internship opportunity!
The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program is now accepting applications for the 2016 Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program at www.rangelprogram.org!

 The Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week program at Howard University that helps prepare undergraduate students for careers in international affairs. It includes two for-credit academic courses, a professional writing seminar, visits and meetings with foreign affairs professionals in a wide range of government and non-governmental activities, and professional development activities. It pays for tuition, room, board, and transportation and provides a stipend. The program will run from mid-June until late July.  Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship; a comprehensive GPA of at least 3.2; and full-time undergraduate student status, sophomore or above.  The program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need.  It welcomes applications from those with any undergraduate major. Information and application materials for both programs are at www.rangelprogram.org.  The application deadline is February 3, 2016.  The Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by Howard University.  Contact Person:  Julius Johnson (julius.johnson1@howard.edu orrangelprogram@howard.edu 202-806-4367 or 877-633-0002.

UMW professor named 2015 Asia Studies Fellow

Surupa Gupta, associate professor of political science and international affairs at the University of Mary Washington, has been selected as a 2015 Asia Studies Fellow at the East-West Center in Washington, D.C. For more, click here.

Every Vote Counts

Voting is a way of life for most people. Regaining the right to vote poses no easy task for convicted felons who have served time in prison.

Benjamin Hermerding aims to turn that around.

A political science major at the University of Mary Washington, Hermerding interns with the Commonweath’s Restoration of Rights Department  that restores voting rights to convicted felons who have served their prison time. Within the past few years, the Richmond Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Office division has granted them more rights than in any other time in Virginia’s history, according to Hermerding. For more, click here.

 UMW Student Wins Naval Academy Essay Award
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University of Mary Washington senior Christian Perkins won the Naval Academy Foreign Affairs essay competition, presented at the organization’s 55th annual conference that took place in Annapolis, Maryland in April. For more, click here.

Face of Feminism