NewsFlash!: Study in the UHP Office, Intern for North Carolina or on the Hill

10 Dec

NewsFlash! The George Washington University Honors Program
Issue 14: December 10, 2009

Announcements
Study Hours in the UHP Office
Because Gelman can get hot and crowded, and your dorm room just doesn’t scream “study” to you: Honors students are welcome in the office for open study hours from now through Thursday, 12/17 (We’re open 9-5 regularly.)  Additionally, we’ll keep our doors open longer than normal for studying – find the schedule below.

Extended Office Hours for Open Study
Thurs 12/10: 5-10pm
Fri 12/11: 5-10pm
Sat 12/12: 1:30-6:30pm
Mon 12/14: 5-10pm
Tues 12/15: 5-10pm
Wed 12/16: 5-10pm

Seniors!
Graduating this December?
We need a graduation form to know! Come by the Honors office at your earliest convenience and take two minutes to fill one out. And as a reminder to all seniors taking courses in pursuit of special honors this fall, you must submit a special honors verification form by the end of the semester.

Events
None this week – You’re too busy studying for finals anyway!
Join. Intern. Work. Volunteer.
Great Government Intern Opportunity for NC Students
The prestigious and competitive North Carolina State Government Internship Program is offering up to 65 paid summer internship opportunities in state government agencies, for undergraduate and graduate students of many disciplines. Applications are now being accepted for the Summer 2010 North Carolina State Government Internship Program, the 40th Anniversary year of the program.  See the attached PDF flier for more info, but note that applications must be postmarked byJanuary 20th, 2010.

Intern on the Hill!
Congresswoman Betsy Markey (D-CO)
is currently seeking interns for the spring of 2010. Interns will be responsible for general front office duties including, but not limited to, answering phones, logging office correspondence and working with constituents.  Interns will also have the opportunity to attend briefings and assist with legislative research.  Colorado ties are preferable but not necessary.  Interested candidates should email their resume, cover letter and short writing sample tojeff.jay@mail.house.gov

Intern for Discovery, Get Credit!

Are you ready to gain hands-on experience with the leading global real-world media entertainment company? If the answer is yes, consider Discovery Communications Spring 2010 Campus Connections Internship Program! Discovery Communications is proud to offer a program that provides interns with a solid foundation of learning through training and work experience. Opportunities are available at Discovery’s Silver Spring, MD corporate headquarters in a variety of fields including:Accounting/Finance, Advertising Sales, Communications, Information Technology, Legal, Marketing, Production, and Talent Relations. Interested? Visit http://www.discovery.com/corporate to view position descriptions and submit an application. Please note: the program is unpaid and open to juniorsseniors, and graduate students with aminimum 3.0 GPA who are able to receive credit for their internship.

Learning Enterprises: Expanding Horizons through global volunteerism
Looking for a meaningful adventure? Consider volunteering with Learning Enterprises (LE), an organization that sends college-aged volunteers abroad to teach English during the summer. LE has programs in PolandSlovakiaHungaryRomania,CroatiaRussiaChinaThailandEthiopiaMauritius Island, Mexico, and Panama. In each of these countries volunteers make a real difference in students’ lives every summer. If you’re interested in experiencing a challenge, participating in cultural exchange, or just making an impact in kids’ lives, LE is looking for you. Contact Yan Slavinskiy at george.washington@learningenterprises.org with any questions or check out our website www.learningenterprises.orgApplications open December 15th and close at the end of January.

Alliance for Climate Protection Internship
Founded by former Vice President Al Gore, the Alliance for Climate Protection is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization formed for the charitable and educational purpose of educating the public about the causes and solutions to climate change, in the United States and throughout the world.   Contact aleza.remis@climateprotect.org for more information and application materials.

Comments or questions about the NewsFlash?  Need something posted?  If so, contact Jared at uhpnews@gwu.edu.  All submissions due Tuesday by 5:00 PM. Please include Newsflash in the subject line.
DO NOT HIT REPLY, your message will not be read.  Email uhp@gwu.edu to contact the Honors Program.

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