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Students - Awards & Internships


Awards, Internships, Scholarships & Work-Study

 

-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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America Counts

The America Counts tutoring program 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, sports etc. There is no cost to community partner sites or to the parents of children being tutored. The goal of the program is to help build a strong mathematical foundation for students and in so doing, ensure greater college success and access to careers in a growing technological market.

 

An America Counts tutor must be willing to:  

* Make a full-year commitment (fall and spring semesters) and work a minimum of 8 hours per week.
* Tutor children ages 4 to 12 years old.
Work for $12.00 per hour

 

America Counts Application Due: Friday, September, 5th 2014 by 5pm.

 

AC Student Application AY 2014-2015

 

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 2013-2014 Academic Year, ICCE recruited 10 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 3,132 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

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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

 

The Panetta Congressional Internship – Caoimhe McOsker, Social Work

 

Intern PictureThis year’s intern is Caoimhe McOsker, who is junior majoring in Social Work. She has an overall GPA of 3.65 and has made the Dean’s List with a 3.88 since transferring to SF State. While going to school in Los Angeles she volunteered for a year at a Women’s Center, where she became inspired to work at the macro-level of public policy to help the most disadvantaged people in our society. This April with her social work organization, Social Work Advocates for Visions of Empowerment, she will be attending the 2014 Legislative Lobby Days in Sacramento, CA. Even though she is new to San Francisco she is quickly making her mark on the SF State campus through the issues she is most passionate about. The Panetta Internship will help her prepare for a future career in social welfare policy.

 

Ms. McOsker displays a sincere and passionate attitude about learning and doing positive work in society. She chose to attend San Francisco State because of its excellent reputation in Social Work. She is currently a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), where she has engaged with advocacy work on a local and state level. In particular, she is passionate about issues of the poverty line and the stigma with social assistance. During her time at SF State Ms. McOsker has advocated in a variety of different ways with various socially conscious organizations, most notably is the work she does with the organization Social Work Advocates for Visions of Empowerment.

 

Finally, Ms. McOsker comes from a long line of socially engaged family members. From a really young age she would help her father campaign for the local firemen’s union. Every year, for as far as she can remember, her family was involved in advocacy work such as going door-to-door to talk about the various issues at stake in the campaign. It is in addressing the needs of her father’s constituents that she learned the need for advocacy work, and most importantly the centrality of community engagement for social progress. Her father’s call to service and the first-hand experience of running a family campaign for public office have peeked her interest in her own life as a future social worker. These experiences have crystalized her resolve and commitment for advocacy in the areas she feels most passionately about, namely social justice and social welfare policy.

 

APPLICATION INFORMATION (Notice: 2014 Sample Documents Below):
Panetta Intership Flyer: January 2014

2014 Panetta Application Form

 

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY:
 U.S. citizen and State of California resident
 Upper division undergraduate: Junior or Senior in Fall 2015 (120 units maximum)
 Superior academic achievement (3.3+ GPA)
 Demonstrated commitment to community and public service and leadership
 Excellent English oral and written skills to interact with constituents appropriately
 Willing to live in assigned group housing during the entire 11 week program
 Never been disciplined under the CA Code of Regulations, Title 5, Article 2, Sec. 41301.
 Undergo a background check

 

TASKS:
 Willingness to accept entry level work and take on assigned tasks as team player
 Provide tours of Capitol Building
 Draft correspondence, attend hearings, take notes and provide reports
 Conduct issue/legislative research

 

Each fall semester, The Panetta Institute for Public Policy, located in Monterey, provides select CSU students with an intensive two-week training course on the workings of the U.S. Congress, then sends them to Washington, DC, all expenses paid, for 11 weeks to serve for a California member in the House of Representatives. In Washington, interns will attend special seminars with government leaders, journalists, and policy experts. Students majoring in any subject are eligible to apply.

 

The internship covers all expenses, including air travel, and food and lodging while in Monterey and in Washington, DC. Each intern also will receive a stipend to help cover other expenses. Interns may earn up to 20 semester credits through CSU Monterey for a semester.

Panetta Flyer

 

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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.

 

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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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