The Fund for American Studies
Alumni Newsletter | October 2010
Links and Resources offers information and educational opportunities that may be of interest to our alumni. Send submissions to email@example.com.
- Young America’s Foundation, West Coast Leadership Conference
November 12-13, West Coast Leadership Conference in Santa Barbara, Calif.
Join other young people in learning conservative ideas, networking with like-minded peers from across the country, and visiting the Reagan Ranch.
This conference includes the opportunity for all attendees to visit President Reagan’s beloved Rancho del Cielo and has many opportunities to hear and meet top-notch speakers. Past speakers include Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty, Dana Rohrabacher, Kate Obenshain, Lynn Vincent, Michael Reagan, Dennis Prager, Kiron Skinner, Peter Robinson, Joe Wilson, and many others.
The early-bird rate is $75 if you apply by October 15 and $99 after. For more details, please email Roger Custer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) USA-1776.
- Family Policy Councils Offer Paid Social Policy Practicum
Since 1987, Focus on the Family has shepherded the nationwide network of Family Policy Councils (FPC), offering personnel, technology, expertise and communications channels, and lending its name and reputation to promote and equip effective state policy organizations.
Upon association with CitizenLink as the sole approval authority, FPCs also receive formal association with the Family Research Council and the Alliance Defense Fund. FPCs are corporately independent from other organizations, Focus on the Family and CitizenLink. Therefore, FPC organizational structures vary from state to state.
Family Policy Councils are uniquely positioned to lead grassroots efforts to register voters and “get out the vote,” with the objective of energizing conservative Values Voters for the election season. Since 2010 is an important election year, the Family Policy Council Division of CitizenLink is accepting applications from your students and graduates to serve as Grassroots Representatives under the supervision of the Family Policy Councils of Indiana, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and Iowa —all key states in this fall's election.
These opportunities are paid practicums in the areas of grassroots training, mobilization, communication and strategy. They will also include involvement in media development, campaign oversight and fulfillment, and event planning and execution. Therefore the well-qualified candidate must meet these mandatory criteria:
• Completed at least three years of college
• Outstanding communications and organizational skills
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
• Completion of the attached candidate questionnaire
• Completion of a written essay summarizing lessons-learned from the practicum
Those selected will be compensated with a monthly stipend and will be provided housing through the Family Policy Council. Practicums will commence immediately and continue through the beginning of the fall academic semester, with the possibility of continuing into November for those who live or attend school in close proximity to their FPC office.
Un-paid internships may also be possible within remaining Family Policy Councils listed on our website. These positions will be created and filled on a case-by-case basis as your students and graduates demonstrate their interest.
If you would like to apply for a paid practicum or unpaid internship with one of the Family Policy Councils, please contact email@example.com for a candidate questionnaire and return to:
Director, FPC Department
Focus on the Family Action
- Foreign Policy Association University, New York City
Foreign Policy Association University provides internationally minded individuals with the tools they need to realize successful careers in global affairs.Established by the renowned Foreign Policy Association, FPA U offers specialized courses, networking opportunities and invaluable access to insider information for the next generation of global professionals.
Fall Courses Include:
- Landing a Job in the Foreign ServiceLanding a Job at the U.N.Landing a Job in Global FinanceLanding a Job in International DevelopmentLanding a Job in the CIALanding a Job as a - Foreign Correspondent
- The Secrets to a Successful Semester Abroad
- Working Around the World 101
- The Top International Relations Programs
- International Volunteer Opportunities
- Advanced Degrees Overseas
For more information on these courses, CLICK HERE.
- Institute for Humane Studies, Humane Studies Fellowships
Humane Studies Fellowships are awarded to graduate students and outstanding undergraduates planning academic careers with liberty-advancing research interests. The fellowships are open to students in a range of fields, such as economics, philosophy, law, political science, anthropology, and literature.
Applicants are evaluated based on three primary criteria:
- Academic or professional performancePotential for success in chosen field
- Relevance of work to the advancement of a free society
Please note the following stipulations:
- Fellowships are awarded for one year, and students may reapply in subsequent years. Fellowships take into account the tuition at the recipient’s institution and any other funds received by the recipient.
- Full scholarships will not be awarded to students who will receive full-tuition scholarships or stipends from other sources, although these students may be considered for partial awards.
- Award decisions by IHS and its trustees are final and not subject to appeal.
- All applicants will be considered without regard to race, gender, religion, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, or disability.
- Although IHS considers applications from outside the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, fellowships are generally awarded to applicants who live or study in those countries.
Deadline: Dec. 31, 2010. For more information or to apply online, CLICK HERE.
- Sound Money Essay Contest, “Money In Crisis”
The Atlas Economic Research Foundation is proud to sponsor an essay contest for students, young faculty, and policy writers who are concerned about the cause of Sound Money.
- The overall winner of the Essay Contest will receive a cash prize of $2000
- Two additional prizes of $1000 each will be given to outstanding essays written by junior faculty, graduate students, or policy writers in the US
- Two additional prizes of $1,000 each will be given to outstanding essays written by foreign-based students, junior faculty, or policy writers. (special category)
-Two additional prizes of $500 each will be given to outstanding essays written by undergraduate students in the US.
Deadline: January 15, 2011
- Sound Money and Stability: How Do Monetary Distortions Create Economic Imbalances?
- Monetary Policy and the Rule of Law: What Are the Links Between Sound Money and the Rule of Law?
- A New Monetary Regime and the Future of Fiat Money: Can Improved Monetary Policies Prevent Future Crises?
- The Future of Monetary Nationalism: Are Competing National Currencies and Independent Monetary Policies Compatible with a Globalized Economy?
- Effective Strategies on How to Restore Limited Government Through Sound Money
The contest is open to junior faculty, policy writers, graduate and undergraduate students in the US and abroad. While all essays must be written in English, there will be a separate category for foreign contestants whose English is not their first language.
Two winners from this category will be chosen. Participants in the essay contest must address one of the Essay Topics listed above (or a combination of them). Essays will be judged on the basis of clarity of writing and quality of thought. Judges will be looking for thoughtful essays that reveal that the writer has considered the benefits of free economies. Please read this entire page, including the sections on Eligibility and Essay Guidelines, before submitting your paper. Eligibility: To be eligible, you must be 35 years old or younger, a junior faculty member or a student of a fully-accredited university, or a policy writer connected to a think tank or a policy institute.
- Essays must be written in English
- Essay must have a cover page with the essay’s title and the name of the author
- Essay must be at least 1500 words but no more than 8000 words
- Essay must be an original work written by the submitter and must not have been previously published elsewhere
- Atlas prefers a writing style which is accessible to the educated laymen, but rigorous enough as to be used in college and university courses
- Atlas prefers well-researched papers with references and footnotes that back up assertions, but we note that our judges are not looking for the paper with the most footnotes
For more information, CLICK HERE.
- EABC Policy Manager, Washington, D.C.
The European-American Business Council will hire a new Policy Manager for their Washington Office in the coming weeks. Those with 1-4 years of experience in business or trade association policy management will be especially well-prepared for this work. Exposure to current Trans-Atlantic commercial policy debates is also highly desirable. The EABC is a member-driven association, i.e. our member company executives lead our policy discussions and advocacy.
The EABC is a not-for-profit, non-partisan business organization, founded by major US and European companies in 1990 “to promote Trans-Atlantic economic growth”. The Council has 75 member companies with global headquarters in Europe, the United States and Canada.
The Policy Manager will serve on a policy team with the EABC Policy Director, the EABC Europe Director, and the EABC President. The Policy Manager will manage 4 EABC Policy Groups, as well as assist with various policy initiatives. The Policy Manager must be able to communicate effectively in written and spoken word with a wide range of individuals - senior company and association executives, diplomats, scholars and senior government officials.
· 1-4 years of business or trade association policy management experience in Washington.
· Meeting management experience.
· Skill in exercising initiative, judgment, discretion and decision-making to achieve organizational objectives.
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
· Knowledge of current EU, US and Canadian commercial policy debates.
· Familiarity with the private sector, the EU, US and Canadian governments, as well as other Brussels, Washington and Ottawa institutions.
· Computer skills, e.g. Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook & the Internet.
· Must be a US citizen or a US green card holder upon application.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience and job responsibilities. Benefits include health, dental and disability insurance, a 15% Sep IRA, annual bonus and four weeks of vacation. Send a resume and cover letter to Jessica Jones Jessica@eabc.org. No calls, please. For more information: www.EABC.org.
- National Petrochemical and Refiners Association
The NPRA is seeking a Government Relations Specialist for its Washington, D.C. office.
The position is responsible for:
- Researching and tracking key regulatory and legislative issues
- Collects and develops pertinent background data required in support of the Association’s legislative and regulatory advocacy and public relations activities
- Assists in analyzing results and drafting reports, maintains Government Relations Department’s portion of Association website, and assists in coordinating Association’s grassroots activities
- Works under general supervision of Senior Director, though duties require substantial independent initiative and considerable discretion
• Bachelors degree in Political Science or related field; or equivalent experience required
• 1-2 years experience in the policy arena; working knowledge of the legislative process; policy experience as a paid staff member in a congressional office or trade association strongly preferred.
• Demonstrated research and analytical skills
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
Interested candidates are asked to contact alumnus Brendan Williams (J 98) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Congressional Effect Fund, New York City
The Congressional Effect Fund is seeking interns to help with all aspects of the Congressional Effect Fund (CEFFX), a publicly traded mutual fund which invests in the broad stock market when Congress is on vacation.
CEFFX offers a unique experience for the intern seeking exposure to both Wall Street and politics. Tasks include public relations, legislative analysis, stock market analysis, financial presentations, scheduling, trade shows, editing and writing for the Congressional Wealth Destruction Monitor and general office work.
Interested candidates should forward their resumes to Eric Singer at email@example.com.
- Political Management Internship
For republicans and republican leaning independents. GOP Youth convention (honorary co-chairs Newt Gringrich and Bobby Jindal) is seeking motivated leaders to help manage our summer program of political outreach, congressional breakfasts, and issue advocacy. Political experience helpful, but not necessary.
Washington D.C Field Coordinator
GOP Youth Convention