Several Exciting New Positions Available

Internships at the National Bureau of Asian Research

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Applications must be submitted by April 12, 2013.

There are Seattle-based internships in health and international affairs available at the Center for Health and Aging (CHA) and the Political and Security Affairs (PSA) divisions of the National Bureau of Asian Research.

Learn more about these internships online.

2013 NASABA National Conference Scholarships 

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2013 marks the Tenth Annual Convention of the North American South Asian Bar Association (NASABA). NASABA’s Convention is the place for attorneys of South Asian descent and attorneys interested in issues facing South Asian-Americans and South Asia to meet, learn and network. The South Asian Bar Association of Washington will grant two scholarships of $1,000 each to two law students and two lawyers who can best demonstrate a commitment to the South Asian community, locally or at large, to attend the 2013 NASABA National Convention on June 20-23, 2013, in San Francisco, and report back to the local SABAW membership.

The award winners will be required to attend the entire convention and write a very brief essay suitable for publication in the SABAW newsletter and/or the SABAW website.

To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must be current law students or attorneys (public-interest lawyers, government lawyers, solo practitioners, and lawyers seeking employment only) residing in the State of Washington.

To apply, please send an essay less than 200 words to Mudit Kakar (kakar.mudit@dorsey.com) describing your connection to the South Asian community and intent to attend the 2013 NASABA National Convention by April 15, 2013.

The awards will be disbursed upon a showing of proof by the awardees of registration for the 2013 NASABA National Conference, hotel reservations and travel reservations. Early bird registration rates expire on May 20, 2013. For more information on the convention, visit the NASABA Convention website here.

Apply for a Workers’ Rights Manual Project Internship

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The Washington State Labor Education and Research Center at South Seattle Community College is seeking a number of interns for our Washington Workers’ Rights Manual Project.

The Labor Center works with unions and community-based organizations throughout Washington State to provide trainings and classes for and about working people. Our mission is to collaborate with unions and community members in designing programs that will help them develop the skills, confidence, and knowledge to become more effective leaders, staff, and rank-and-file activists. The year-long Workers’ Rights Manual project consists of updating and distributing a workers’ rights manual that covers federal, state and local laws and also includes a significant list of community and legal resources. This work will be done in collaboration with a broad base of labor unions, community organizations, worker and immigrant rights advocates, and K-12 teachers and community colleges.

Intern candidates should have an interest in workers’ rights, the labor movement and law. Bilingual applicants, particularly Spanish, Vietnamese, Somali or Amharic speakers, are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities could include:

  • Researching laws that affect workers in Washington State and translating them into plain language
  • Researching community and legal resources
  • Attending occasional meetings with community leaders and labor union activists
  • Helping to design and create online and print resources such as brochures, fact sheets or videos
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of a training curriculum for community leaders, teachers and labor union leaders to teach the manual

Internships are open to all college students and graduates. The time commitment is flexible and together we can work out a schedule that meets both your needs and ours but should be the equivalent of 10-15 hours per week for 3-4 months starting as soon as May 2013. The internship will be compensated with a stipend of $2000.

To apply please send a cover letter and resume to WRM Project Manager Kia Sanger at kia.sanger@seattlecolleges.edu.

For more information on the manual and The Labor Education Research Center please see our website.

Deputy Associate General Counsel for Program Integrity

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Salary Range: $119,554.00 to $179,700.00/Per Year
Location: Baltimore, MD, or Washington, DC

Job Summary:

The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the federal government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services. For more information about the Department’s mission, please visit the HHS website.

The HHS Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is currently conducting a search for one Deputy Associate General Counsel for Program Integrity in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Division (CMSD). For additional information about OGC’s mission, please visit our website.

The incumbent will be in charge of program integrity matters arising from programs operated by CMSD as assigned by the Associate General Counsel. In this capacity, the incumbent will serve as the deputy chief legal officer for program integrity for a great portion of the Department’s public benefit programs authorized by the Social Security Act, including Medicare (Title XVIII), Medicaid (Title XIX), and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (Title XXI).

You can find the posting on USAJOBS.gov, Job Announcement Number: HHS-OGC-ES-13-850870. If you have any questions concerning this announcement, please contact ogchr@hhs.gov.

Public Interest Scholarships for Summer/Fall 2013 offered by South Asian Bar Association of Washington

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One $4,000 and two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to law students or lawyers working on a discrete public interest project or doing a summer 2013 public interest internship. Applicants must show either that they have contributed to the South Asian community, or that the project is connected to South Asia or the South Asian community in Washington.

All applications will require an essay of no more than 300 words to show suitability to criterion, resume, and any other materials the applicant deems relevant. Applications should be sent electronically to abbasr@nwjustice.org and received by April 22, 2013.

All scholarship recipients are expected to attend the annual South Asian Bar Association of Washington (SABAW) banquet, to be held in the fall. Scholarship recipients at the banquet will be guests of SABAW.

Governor’s Leadership Academy Seeks Applicants

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The Governor’s Leadership Academy is a unique internship program for college and graduate students to gain a hands-on learning experience in the Governor’s office.The Inslee Administration is looking for innovative, forward-thinking individuals who are committed to public service and who want to develop their leadership and public policy skills in a dynamic environment.

Qualifications
·         Outstanding verbal, written and leadership skills
·         Ability to handle multiple priorities and meet established deadlines
·         Ability to work well and creatively, in a team environment and independently
·         Good judgment, ability to manage sensitive situations, and highly personable
·         Passion for public service

Internship Opportunities

1. Boards and Commissions

Boards and commissions are designed to give citizens a voice in their government and provide a means of influencing decisions that shape the quality of life for the residents of our state. Washington State has 200+ boards and commissions to which Gov. Inslee appoints citizen members. Interns will assist the Director of Boards and Commissions in the fulfillment of office responsibilities including, but not limited to: soliciting, receiving, organizing, processing and responding to applications, assisting in outreach to board and commission members and researching board functions.

2. Office of the Chief of Staff

The office of the Chief of Staff is a fast-paced environment that offers interns the unique opportunity to interact directly with the Governor’s Executive Team, Cabinet members, agency staff and constituents. Interns are required to assist with briefings for the Chief of Staff, prepare agendas for Cabinet-level meetings, and administrative duties as assigned by the Executive Assistant to the Chief of Staff.

3. Communications Office

The Communications office works with the media to inform the public of the Governor’s actions, goals and ideas. An intern in the Communications office would assist with the assembling of daily news clips, drafting press releases, assisting with media events, assisting with Social Media and other administrative duties as assigned.

4. Constituent Services

The office of Constituent Services receives and processes 80,000 to 100,000 contacts each year. Interns will respond to constituent comments and concerns via email and letters, but also face to face and by phone as necessary. Interns will assist in drafting and processing official correspondence for publication, opening the mail, scanning correspondence, data entry work and filing. Constituent Services interns are expected to have a high level of interpersonal, writing and research skills.

5. Internal Relations Office

The office of Internal Relations oversees the Governor’s Small Agency Cabinet, the Boards and Commissions office, the Governor’s International Relations office and the Executive Residence. An intern for the Internal Relations office will have a unique opportunity to interact with the Governor’s Executive Team, The First Lady, small agency cabinet members and constituents. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: preparing briefing material for the Executive Director of Internal Relations and First Lady, preparing meeting agendas, research, special projects, event coordination and other administrative duties as assigned.

6. External Relations Office

The Governor’s office of External Relations is responsible for statewide outreach on behalf of the Governor to a diverse set of stakeholders and constituency groups. The External Relations office provides staffing and briefing for the Governor’s public events and are the eyes and ears on the ground for the office of the Governor. Interns in the External Relations office will work closely with Regional Outreach Representatives to assist with briefing materials, research, event coordination and other duties as assigned.

7. Office of General Counsel

The Governor’s General Counsel provides a variety of legal advice to the Governor and the Governor’s Executive Team, including advice on judicial appointments; clemency or pardon petitions; executive orders; legislation; and ethics. Interns and externs will assist with legal research, writing and other duties as assigned. Internships in this office are intended for second and third year law students.

8. Legislative Affairs and Policy

The Legislative Affairs and Policy Office (LAPO) are comprised of approximately 20 professionals who manage the Governor’s legislative agenda. They work closely with legislators, stakeholders, governmental entities and numerous constituent groups in their work to develop and/or guide policy initiatives in support of the Governor’s agenda. LAPO advisors are assigned to specific issue area(s) such as Education, Health Care, Aerospace, Energy and Environment and more. This staffs ensure the Governor’s policy interests are represented at all levels of government, including in Washington, D.C. Interns in LAPO will have the unique opportunity to be indirectly involved in the legislative process by assisting in responsibilities which may include policy and issue research, development of briefing documents, tracking high priority bills, analyzing bills, coordinating bill signing and various administrative duties.

9. Scheduling and Reception

The first point of contact for many constituents is often the Governor’s executive receptionist. Interns who work with the Executive Receptionist are responsible for taking calls, directing guests and meeting attendees and other duties as assigned. Interns who work with the Governor’s scheduler will have an opportunity to help with special projects for the Governor.

10. International Relations and Protocol

The Governor’s office meets and hosts numerous international dignitaries every year. Interns who work with the International Relations Director will assist with preparing briefings, correspondence, protocol, event coordination and other duties as assigned.

11. Washington DC Office

Interns in the Washington, DC office will have a unique opportunity to assist the Director of the Washington, DC Office with projects related to the Governor’s federal agenda, and that will promote Washington State interests in the nation’s capital. Interns will assist with research, preparing briefing memos, scheduling and other administrative duties as assigned.

How to Apply

To be considered, you must apply at www.careers.wa.gov. As part of the application, interested applicants must submit (attach) the following: (1) a letter of interest describing your specific qualifications, (2) a current resume detailing experience and education. Please indicate up to two (2) categories below that best match the area of work which the experience and knowledge of state government you wish to gain.

·         The internship is unpaid but reimbursements for travel may be available on a case by case basis.
·         Interns must be available for at least 10 hours a week for 12 weeks – minimum.
·        We will work with your individual academic institution to attempt obtaining college course credit for academic internships.
·         Location: The program is based in Olympia, WA and Washington DC.

For more information about this position, please contact Unjin Lee at (360) 902.4111 or by e-mail unjin.lee@gov.wa.gov.

For information regarding the system and application process, please contact Don Chavez at (360) 407.8407 or by email don.chavez@des.wa.gov.