5/06/05 Rally to Support the
Grand Forks Air Force Base Saturday 5/7/05 at
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.
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
Legislators to fight for low tuition.
Please email Ryan Rauschenberger, Governmental
Affairs Commissioner, at
firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish
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
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."
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
SUMMER INTERNSHIP - AMERICAN VOTER PROJECT
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
- 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
For more information on the American Voter
Project please visit
www.americanvoterproject.com or contact Mel
Thompson directly at 203-435-4115. Interested
Students are free to call any time.
SPRING/SUMMER INTERNSHIP - NAT'L CMTE FOR
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
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.
- 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
- Preparing documents (research memos and
reports) and other materials for use by senior
- 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
- 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.
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
To apply, please send (via regular mail, email,
or fax) a cover letter and resume to:
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
2001 S Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Fax: (202) 332-5084
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
SUMMER INTERNSHIP - DEMOCRATIC POLICY
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
SPRING/SUMMER INTERNSHIP - SUPREME COURT
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
- 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
- Other duties as assigned.
- Superior interpersonal and communications
- Able to set and meet tight deadlines and to
manage multiple projects simultaneously.
- Self-motivated, able to work with and without
- Computer proficiency, including MSWord, Excel
- Willing to work flexible, campaign-style
hours, including evenings and weekends.
$10 per hour. This is a
To apply: Send a resume and statement of
Director of Human Resources
People For the American Way
2000 M Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036