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5/06/05    Rally to Support the Grand Forks Air Force Base Saturday 5/7/05 at 10:00 AM

Senator Conrad will be rallying support for the Grand Forks Air Force Base in order to keep it off the cutting board during the upcoming "Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process.  This event will take place at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in the Trophy Room.  Please attend the event to prove community support for the base and its people. 

3/10/05     UDems to participate in "The Big Event"

President Jackie agrees that the UDems, in what ever capacity, will participate in "The Big Event" scheduled for April.  Keep checking for updates as they become available. 

3/07/05     Legislative Banquet.  Copied from Presidential News-Jordan Schuetzle

It is not too late to sign up to the North Dakota Student Association Dinner and Banquet, which will be held tomorrow, Tuesday March 8th, at the Bismarck Country Club from 6PM until 9PM.  This event will give you
a chance to meet your State Legislators and your fellow students from all eleven Colleges throughout North Dakota.

We will be leaving from the Memorial Union on the UND Motor Coach at 1:00 PM Tuesday, March 8th and will return back in Grand Forks at 1AM.

Movies and snacks will be provided on the ride down and back. Remember, this trip is completely free for all UND students so tell your friends!  It will be a great time to meet other people and encourage
Legislators to fight for low tuition.

Please email Ryan Rauschenberger, Governmental Affairs Commissioner, at if you wish to attend.

3/03/05     UDems to host the Chair, David Strauss, of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL at its meeting (7-8 PM, Memorial Union).  The meeting is open to the public.  Below is a short biography of Mr. Strauss. 

       David Strauss was elected Chair of the North Dakota Dem-NPL Party on February 5, 2005. David M. Strauss (originally from Valley City) served for more than two decades at the highest levels of our federal government, including nearly four years as Deputy Chief of Staff to Vice President Al Gore. Following his work for the Vice President, Mr. Strauss was appointed by President Bill Clinton to be Executive Director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, a self-financing government corporation insuring defined benefit pension plans. Prior to his service in the executive branch, Mr. Strauss served for 13 years in senior management positions in the U.S. Senate. He was staff director for the Senate Committee on Environmental and Public Works and chief of staff for the late Senator Quentin Burdick (D- North Dakota). In these positions he advised on a broad range of economic and domestic policy issues. In a July 25, 1991, article the Washington Post referred to Strauss as "one of the most powerful staffers in the Senate."



Around Campus

Campus Elections:

Remember to vote this week (3/09/05) for President/Vice President and Senator positions as well as on a constitutional amendment relating to accountability. Polls are open this Wednesday from 7:30am to 7:30pm.
Please follow the link available on the UND homepage or the Student Government Website.  You can vote from any computer on or off campus.

Poll officials will be available at Streibel, the Union, and Gamble to assist you and answer any questions.

Internship Opportunities


The American Voter Project is offering a summer internship program to Democratic students. The program runs from June 1st to August 15th 2005.


Any college student full or part time, must be a Registered Democrat.


- Issues Research and policy development

- Voter Registration

- Community outreach

- Opposition research

Each student will receive a written review on their performance and obtain valuable political research and networking skills. This is a non paid internship that requires 10 hours a week. No nights, weekends, selling OR fund raising.

Flexible hours as long as assigned projects are complete and meet the 10 hours per week limit. Will not conflict with summer job or other opportunities.

For more information on the American Voter Project please visit or contact Mel Thompson directly at 203-435-4115. Interested Students are free to call any time.



Founded in 1976, the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy is dedicated to helping the philanthropic community advance the traditional values of social and economic justice for all Americans.

Committed to helping funders more effectively serve the most disadvantaged Americans, NCRP is a national watchdog, research and advocacy organization that promotes public accountability and accessibility among foundations, corporate grantmakers, individual donors and workplace giving programs. NCRP is an equal opportunity employer.

The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) relies heavily on its staff of research interns and provides them with substantive work on major research projects and policy analyses, all of which strive to make philanthropy more responsive, relevant, open and accountable to critical public needs.

Responsibilities include:

- Supporting NCRP's research team with the planning and implementation of background research, literature reviews; surveys, and other quantitative and qualitative data gathering for projects on the U.S. philanthropic sector;

- Updating information on targeted foundations in hard files and on database;

- Assisting in the identification of research trends in the philanthropic and nonprofit sector;

- Preparing documents (research memos and reports) and other materials for use by senior research staff;

- Providing general administrative support as needed (database and research files maintenance, assisting with mailings to NCRP members and advisors, etc.); and

- Other related duties as needed.

Intern characteristics and skills:

- Undergraduates who have successfully completed two years of ollege course work, recent graduates or graduate students in Public Policy, Political Science or related fields;

- Basic knowledge of the nonprofit and philanthropic sector in the U.S. a plus;

- Knowledge and experience conducting policy-related research, both quantitatively and qualitatively;

- Very strong verbal and written communication skills with an analytical eye for detail;

- Strong computer skills including Word, Microsoft Outlook, Access, and Excel (SPSS skills a plus);

- Proficient with Internet research;

- A true team player who has a sense of humor and is flexible, motivated, highly organized, and able to work with minimal supervision on multiple projects and to multi-task; and

- A commitment to NCRP's vision of philanthropy as a means of achieving social and economic justice for all Americans.

Reports to:

Deputy Director




During the school year, we generally maintain 3 part-time (20 hours per week) research interns.

They are hired on a rolling/as needed basis. During the summer, we have 2 full-time (35 hours per week) interns, who are hired in the spring through the Everett Public Service Internship Program (

To apply, please send (via regular mail, email, or fax) a cover letter and resume to:

Jeff Krehely
Deputy Director
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP)
2001 S Street, NW
Suite 620
Washington, DC 20009
Fax: (202) 332-5084




The Democratic Policy Committee is currently seeking Interns to work in a fast-paced DC office. A qualified candidate must be a highly organized individual with excellent communications, computer, and administrative skills. Applicants will undertake a variety of functions including assisting staff with research, while also performing administrative tasks such as answering phones, sorting mail, etc. This is an excellent opportunity for college students and graduates seeking Hill experience. Internships are unpaid. Please fax a cover letter and resume to Kate Copeland at 202-228-3432.



With the help of 750,000 members and activists across the nation, People For the American Way and People For the American Way Foundation are dedicated to promoting freedom of expression, freedom of conscience, freedom of religion, and freedom from discrimination. Accordingly, People For is committed to defending our federal courts from right-wing extremist judges who would roll back many important civil rights and civil liberties protections. Over the next four years, President Bush could have the opportunity to appoint up to four justices to the Supreme Court, and People For will lead the battle to prevent the confirmation of right-wing ideologues to our highest court.

People For the American Way's Supreme Court Campaign is seeking a full-time paid intern to help staff the Supreme Court Campaign Nerve Center. The Nerve Center mobilizes DC-area volunteers to support the campaign and to build grassroots pressure on elected officials. This intern will be based in Washington, D.C. and will report to the Nerve Center Manager.


- Recruit volunteers to help with Supreme Court Campaign activities in the DC office.

- Help train and manage DC volunteers.

- Assist with organizing and running volunteer phone banks.

- Draft phone bank scripts, talking points, and reference sheets on judicial issues.

- Work with Nerve Center Manager and other PFAW staff in identifying ways to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the Nerve Center.

- Help maintain daily operations of the Nerve Center.

- Other duties as assigned.


- Superior interpersonal and communications skills.

- Able to set and meet tight deadlines and to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

- Self-motivated, able to work with and without supervision.

- Computer proficiency, including MSWord, Excel and Access.

- Willing to work flexible, campaign-style hours, including evenings and weekends.


$10 per hour. This is a full-time internship.

To apply: Send a resume and statement of interest to:

Dibby Johnson
Director of Human Resources
People For the American Way
2000 M Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Email to




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