May 20, 2019 Newsletter

     Opportunities and Announcements

     for the Week of May 20, 2019


Congratulations!  We have good news and cause for celebration in our Department.  Twenty Political Science majors and four Political Science minors are graduating with their BA degrees this spring.  The Department recognizes our graduating seniors’ work by listing their senior capstone titles in the archive of POSC396 capstones on our POSC homepage.  This archive publicizes the range of scholarly work undertaken by our POSC majors and celebrates, in perpetuity, their capstone projects.  The list of Senior Capstones completed in the 2018-19 academic year can be found here.  To all our graduating seniors, congratulations on completing your major in political science, your capstones, and your degrees!

The Department has several prizes to award to our graduating seniors:  the Flora Stone Mather Prize (for outstanding academic performance in political science) and three new subfield prizes for outstanding scholarship in the study of comparative politics, of international relations, and of US politics.  These prizes have been funded by support from a generous anonymous donor, to whom we are very grateful for the opportunity to recognizing our outstanding students.  Professor Joseph White will present these awards to our seniors at the Academic Awards Ceremony tomorrow.

The final Newsletter of the 2018-19 academic year will arrive on Monday.  There are more congratulations to share, thanks to extend, farewells to issue, and donors to recognize. Until then, congratulations to our graduating seniors, whom I look forward to seeing on Sunday at commencement!

With all best wishes,

Karen Beckwith
Flora Stone Mather Professor
Chair, Department of Political Science


Cleveland Asian Festival
May 18-19, 11am-7pm, Asiatown Asia Plaza
The 10th annual Cleveland Asian Festival highlights Cleveland’s Asiatown and celebrates Asian culture and Cleveland’s diversity in Northeast Ohio. Free and open to the public.

Internship Opportunities

The Dialogue: Leadership for the Americas Internships
The Inter-American Dialogue offers a number of internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. Fall 2019 applications are due by August 2.

Refugees International Internships
Refugees International offers internships in their Washington, D.C. office. Fall internship applications are due August 15.

Previously posted opportunities can be found on the department webpage. Please make sure to check regularly as to not miss approaching deadlines!

Volunteer Opportunities
Cleveland Clinic’s College Student Volunteer Program
This program offers patient-focused volunteer opportunities that enhance the patient experience. Volunteers commit 75 minimum service hours for Summer 2019. Summer 2019 applications are due May 10.

Student Employment Opportunities
CCEL Serves Leader
Apply to be a CCEL Serves Leader for a weekly CCEL Serves program. To be considered, contact as soon as possible expressing why you are interested in one of the posted positions.

Scholarship Opportunities
Enterprise Ohio Scholarship
This scholarship is open to Undergraduate and Graduate African-American students pursuing a degree that will help them in joining or advancing in Cleveland’s community development field. Up to two scholarships will be awarded of up to $5,000 each for the 2019-2020 school year.

A Little Extra…

  • Jonathan Entin, the David L. Brennan Professor Emeritus of Law and adjunct professor of political science, weighed in on gerrymandering and why there has been a push to tackle the issue on a state level before the U.S. Supreme Court makes a decision.


Please note that the Department of Political Science alerts our students to a range of opportunities, including internships, fellowships, and jobs.  We do not endorse or sponsor these, and leave it to the judgment of our students what is most useful and appropriate to them.

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