Archives for October 2021

Environmentalism Fellowship

Environmentally minded students may be interested in the unique opportunity linked below, now entering its second year. This 9-month Virginia Conservation Fellowship (VCF) aims to kick-start the careers of motivated juniors/seniors of color and other groups underrepresented in Virginia environmentalism. Two fellowships are available with established local non-profits, and stipends are included. Any major may apply. The application deadline is February 15, 2022. Check out the VCF online application to learn more and apply! … [Read more...]

Congressional Internship Opportunity

Senator Mark R. Warner’s Vienna office in Virginia seeks undergraduates or recent graduates for a constituent services internship. As their office continues to work to return to a normal pre-pandemic posture, they plan to launch a spring 2022 internship program that offers a limited number of in-person, remote, or hybrid intern positions. Learn more on Senator Warner's internship flyer! In order to be considered, interested applicants must complete the internship application located on Senator Warner’s website by November 30th. … [Read more...]

Texas Democratic Party Hiring

The Texas Democratic Party is hiring a Convention Director responsible for managing the largest Democratic political event in Texas during the 2022 cycle! More details and other opportunities is on their Current Job Openings page. … [Read more...]

UMW PSIA Hosts 88th District Debate

Democrat Kecia Evans, Republican Phillip Scott and Libertarian Tim Lewis will face off live via Zoom, with public viewing accessible through the YouTube stream/recording. Incumbent Mark Cole (R) announced earlier this year that he would not seek reelection after nearly two decades in office. The 88th district covers part of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania, Stafford and Fauquier counties. “While COVID has forced us to debate online this fall, we can look forward to vigorous discussions about the path forward for Virginia,” said moderator Stephen Farnsworth, UMW professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies. To learn more, check out the article on UMW news: UMW to Host Debate for 88th District House of Delegates. … [Read more...]

Institute for the Study of War Internships

The Institute for the Study of War is offering several different internships in 2022. Check out these different opportunities and learn more on their Career Opportunities page. … [Read more...]

Political Science & International Affairs Prospective Majors Meeting

Meeting Options Zoom Option: Oct 19, 2021 05:00PM In Person Option: October 20, 2021, 5:00PM, Monroe 346 Meet PS/IA faculty and majors to learn more about the department, major programs, internship, research, and study abroad opportunities. Questions? Contact Professor Cooperman, … [Read more...]

Edison Research Election Jobs

Edison Research is looking for political science students to report election results for the upcoming VA General Election on Tuesday, November 2nd. Edison Research is the firm that collects the vote totals on Election Night for the National Election Pool, which consists of ABC, CBS, CNN, and NBC. … [Read more...]

Gender, Nation-building, and Politics in Afghanistan: the Last Two Decades

After the fall of the Taliban in 2001, political stakeholders in Afghanistan went to work to write a constitution and lay the foundation of a new, democratic political system. A significant focus of this nation-building effort was to provide representation and rights to women. Our speakers will discuss these processes, the outcomes of these efforts and the likely future prospects for women and politics in Afghanistan after the Taliban’s return. When: Oct 19, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Where: Zoom Youtube recording of the event! Flyer for the event! … [Read more...]

Sally Burkley Co-authors Article with Professor Farnsworth

Political Science major Sally Burkley '22 co-authored an article in the Washington Post with Professor Farnsworth. Check out their Washington Post article on Virginia School Boards. … [Read more...]

Professor Larus Shares Insights on China’s Politics and Relations

Elizabeth Freund Larus, Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science and International Affairs, discussed her book Politics & Society in Contemporary China (2020) on Ryan Ray’s Inside the War Room podcast. Professor Larus shared her insight on pressing issues in China’s politics, economy, foreign relations, and China-US-Taiwan relations. Check out Professor Larus on Ryan Ray’s Podcast! … [Read more...]