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Awards, Internships, Scholarships & Work-Study

-Community Service Learning and Civic Engagement Awards
-America Counts (Work-Study)
-JusticeCorps Program
-Teach For America (Paid)
-Panetta Congressional Internship  

-Willie L. Brown, Jr. Internship

-Other Government Internships
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2014 Community Service Learning (CSL) &

Civic Engagement Awards

Each year, the Community Service Learning Program, a unit within the Institute for Civic and Community Engagement (ICCE), honors students for their contributions to community service learning (CSL) or civic engagement.

 

Nominations now open, due March 24 at 5:00 PM:

-CSL Award Guidelines

-Civic Engagment Award Guidelines

-Recommendation Form

 

 

Bay Area Jefferson Awards for Public Service

EstablishJefferson Award logoed in 1972 by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the Jefferson Award is considered the Nobel Prize for public service.
It recognizes people who make a difference on a daily basis in their local communities—unsung heroes who do extraordinary things without expectation of recognition or award.

 

 

 

Nominations now open, due March 24 at 5:00 PM:

-Guidelines 

-Recommendation Form


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America Counts

America Counts is a federally funded work-study program in which ICCE hires SF State students to tutor youth in K-8 public schools and after-school programs throughout San Francisco. The program focuses on elementary and middle school students who are struggling with their math skills, but tutors may be asked to tutor/facilitate in other areas such as reading, history, or sports. America Counts tutors must be willing to:
• Make a full year commitment (fall and spring semesters) and work a minimum of 8 hours per week.
• Work with children ages 4 to 12 years old.
• Work for an average pay rate of $12.00 per hour.

 

Applications Closed

Please check back for the spring 2014 semester.

 

For more information, please contact Jose Lopez at jirlopez@sfsu.edu

 

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JusticeCorps Program

JusticeCorps recruits and trains 250 diverse university students annually to serve in overburdened legal self-help centers throughout California. The program came to the Bay Area in fall 2006. JusticeCorps members commit to serving a minimum of 300 hours in legal self-help centers. In return, members receive approximately 30 hours of training as well as a $1,132 education award when they complete the program. During the 20011-2012 Academic Year, ICCE recruited 13 SF State students to the program. These students helped 3,174 clients navigate the legal system, and earned nearly $15,000 in scholarship money by serving 3,647 hours in numerous self-help legal centers.

 

JusticeCorps accepts applications during spring semester for the year-long program, which begins each fall. They also offer a select number of full-time positions through which members serve 11,700 hours and receive a living allowance throughout their one-year term of service, as well as an increased education award. If you want information on how to apply to this program, please contact Jose Lopez at jirlopez@sfsu.edu

 

PDF logo Impact of JusticeCorps

 

Teach For America

Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates and professionals - of all majors, backgrounds, and career interests - who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in expanding educational opportunity. Each year, we select a diverse corps of individuals from all majors, who have the skills and commitment to improve the quality of education for students growing up today in low-income communities, and to help break the cycle of educational inequity. Teach for America will train you during a rigorous pre-service summer training program; place you as a teacher with full salary and benefits in an urban or rural public schools; and continue to support you through a two-year professional development program to ensure your success as a teacher and beyond.  Federal student loans deferred.

 

Click here to learn:

HOW TO APPLY

 

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Panetta Congressional Internship

The Panetta Congressional Internship program fosters civic engagement, defined by Thomas Ehrlich (2000) as "promoting the quality of life in a community, through both political and non-political processes. "Each fall semester, The Panetta Institute for Public Policy provides students who have been nominated by the president at their CSU campus an opportunity to work in Washington, DC for a California member of U.S. Congress. If you want information on how to apply to this program, please contact Jose R. Lopez at jirlopez@sfsu.edu

 

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Willie L. Brown, Jr. Internship Program

The Willie L. Brown, Jr. Internship Program introduces SF State students to opportunities in public service and policy, by preparing them to be future community leaders. This program is on hold, pending funding.

 

_______________________________________________________________________OTHER GOVERNMENT INTERNSHIPS (Civic Engagement)

Paid City Hall Fellows

City Hall Fellows trains the next generation of leaders for America's cities.  The 12-month, paid, post-graduation Fellowship integrates hands-on experience working within the highest levels of local government with intensive training in how cities work.  The Fellowship is open to students of ALL majors. A detailed overview of the Fellowship, as well as application materials and instructions, are at http://www.cityhallfellows.org/apply/.  Fellows will serve in San Francisco from August 2013 through July 2014.


State Assemblyman Tom Ammiano

The 13th Assembly District Office Internship Program offers college students a unique opportunity to participate in and experience the work of a state Assembly office in San Francisco. Unpaid internships (8-10 hours per week) are available to all part-time or full-time students 18 years of age or older. Depending on their college programs, students may also receive different types of school credits for participating as an intern. Students selected for an internship are required to come in twice a week. Click on the link above to download the Questionnaire. If you have any questions, please contact Nadia Conrad-Huayta:
(415) 557-3013, nadia.conrad-huayta@asm.ca.gov.

 

State Assemblyman Phil Ting
The 19th Assembly District Office Internship Program offers college students a unique opportunity to experience the work of a state Assembly office. The program exposes students to district office operations and activities of a legislator's work. These experiences include working with constituents, conducting community outreach efforts, assisting community based organizations, organizing civic events and projects, databases, staffing the office, and other activities. How to apply

Please e-mail, mail, or fax resume, cover letter, application and a writing sample to the district office:

Internship Application

 

State Senator Mark Leno
Senator Leno represents the 3rd District, which includes Marin, and portions of San Francisco and Sonoma Counties. The Internship Program provides a fascinating opportunity to participate in the daily operations of the District Office in San Francisco. Interested intern applicants, please send a resume and cover letter to Beverly Ng via email (Beverly.Ng@sen.ca.gov ) or fax (415-557-1252).

 

U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer Internship Program
Senator Boxer's offices host unpaid interns all year. An internship is a valuable opportunity to see how a Senate office functions, and to contribute to our efforts to serve and represent the people of California. Interns can work in Washington, DC, or in California. The average time commitment is 8-12 hours in state offices and 30 hours in the DC office. Click on the Senator's name above for application instructions.

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein Internships
Internships are available to undergraduate college students in Washington, D.C. office, as well as state offices, one of which is located in San Francisco. Working with the Washington, D.C. staff gives students a chance to see how the Senate functions and how it interacts with the House of Representatives and the executive and judicial branches. Working in one of the state offices provides a local perspective on how my office assists constituents resolve issues they have with the federal government. How to Apply

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