November 22, 2019 Newsletter

     Opportunities and Announcements

     for the Week of November 22, 2019


Congratulations to this semester’s capstone students who did a tremendous job presenting their research on Wednesday evening. You can see the photos here.

Thanks to my colleagues and the many students who came to support the presenters and to celebrate with them afterwards. And a special shout-out to Jessica Jurcak for organizing the event and supplying delicious Italian cuisine.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving break.

Elliot Posner

Elliot Posner
Professor & Acting Chair (Fall 2019)
Department of Political Science
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106
(216) 368-1015

Upcoming Events

The Uncertain Future of Title IX
November 22, 12-1:30pm, City Club of Cleveland & 90.3
In the last year, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has worked to overhaul Title IX to strengthen the due-process rights of the accused while narrowing the definition of what constitutes sexual harassment. What controversies pertaining to the rights of accusers and accused existed before the DeVos proposals? How are colleges and universities grappling with these proposed changes that could significantly alter what constitutes Title IX compliance?

Friday Lunch: Israel’s Electoral Stalemate
November 22, 12:30-1:30pm, KSL Dampeer Room
Professor Peter Hass will discuss Israel’s political future.

The Graduate School Application Process (for Social Sciences students) and Writing Those Pesky Personal Statements
November 22, 1-2pm, Sears Library Building, Room 439
Oscar Ramos, associate director of SOURCE, will present on the application process for graduate school in social sciences. He also will provide information on writing an effective personal statement.

It’s Not EU, It’s Me: Brexit and the New Age of Cultural Production
November 22, 3:15-4:15pm, Guilford Hall Parlor
Since the vote, the country finds itself mired in a deep crisis that means it cannot yet say how it will leave the EU, when it will leave the EU, or even if it will leave the EU. But there is at least a clearer sense of what Brexit means for Britain.

Check out our Political Science Events page for additional events happening on and around campus!


Internship & Fellowship Opportunities

NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio
NARAL is currently accepting internship applications for Spring 2020. Those interested in political processes, non-profit experience &/or reproductive health, rights & justice are encouraged to apply.

American Enterprise Institute Spring & Summer Internships
AEI provides various internships to undergraduate students. Internships are unpaid, but applicants can apply for a scholarship to provide a monthly stipend. Internships are listed as they open. 

Previously posted opportunities can be found on the department webpage


Summer Opportunities

American Enterprise Institute Summer Honors Program
The AEI Summer Honors Program is an intensive, fully-funded educational and professional development opportunity in Washington, DC, for undergraduate students. Participants in the program have the chance to connect with the ideas, research, and network of AEI, one of America’s preeminent policy think tanks. The early application deadline is January 6, 2020. Regular deadline is February 24, 2020.

Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership Internships and Scholarships
The CAPAL offers internships and scholarships that engage students in public service both in D.C. and in various cities across the country. Summer 2020 applications are due February 13, 2020.

Bipartisan Policy Center: The Baker-Dole Internship Program
BPC offers full-time and part-time fall, spring, and summer internships. Applications close March 1, 2020 for the Summer program.


Volunteer Opportunities

AIM2Flourish Story Editor
Students interview business leaders and write stories about their innovations in order to learn about “do good, do well” leadership while promoting positive stories about business. Each story is reviewed by a volunteer story editor to check for grammar and clarity. AIM2Flourish editors volunteer one to two hours a week to review stories online. Faculty, staff and students are invited to volunteer for this virtual opportunity to help students from around the world publish stories and learn about the positive force of business. Get more information and find out how to volunteer.

Asian Services in Action
Asian Services in Action’s after-school youth program is looking for engaging and bright volunteers to assist students in subject areas such as math and English. The Community Adult Mentoring (CAM) program works with diverse youth from refugee and immigrant communities to succeed in academia and develop socially and emotionally. The program runs Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m. in Lakewood, OH. For more information on how to get started, please contact Kelly Le at

Cleveland Liberty Expressions
C.L.E. is a group of people passionate about helping the incarcerated youth in the community. The group is working with the Cuyahoga Detention Center to host literature sessions like book clubs or write nights and provide the youth with a supportive environment to express themselves creatively. If you are interested in learning more or joining this club, you can contact Lisa KimDevina PatelEmma Halfin, or Hannah Macias.

Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities
Volunteers are matched with a person with intellectual and developmental disabilities and attend outings based on common interests. Volunteers have to make a commitment of 3-4 hours once a month for at least one year during evenings or weekends. Call or email Bill Mayville for more information: 216-736-2680 or


Student Employment Opportunities

CCEL Student Office Assistant
This positions $9.25/hour. Eligible applicants: are an undergraduate student; can work 3-6 hours/week, typically within the hours of 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; are Work-Study eligible for this coming semester and have a valid U.S. drivers license. Read full position description and apply online by the deadline of Tuesday, December 3 at 5:00 p.m.

Center for Women Student Assistant
We are hiring student assistants to provide reception and assist the Center staff with clerical duties for 5 to 12 hours a week. Applicants must be able to work both independently and in a team-oriented environment as well as have exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills. Learn more and apply on Handshake!

Filer Voter Project Manager
This position oversees the implementation of “Filer Voter 2020,” a voter registration and turnout experiment conducted by the nonprofit, nonpartisan Brookings Institution at nonprofit locations providing free tax preparation services. Project Managers will be responsible for aiding local volunteers and staff implementing the voter registration and turnout intervention, reporting results and issues to Brookings’ Washington, DC-based research team, and ensuring the experiment is implemented smoothly and effectively.


Graduating Student Opportunities

World Bank Internship
Graduating seniors enrolled in a full-time graduate study program are eligible to apply for this internship, which offers highly motivated individuals an opportunity to be exposed to the mission and work of the WB in international development. Summer applications are due on January 31, 2020.

CHCI Public Policy Fellowship Program
This paid fellowship for Marter’s and JD recipients is designed for exceptional emerging Latino leaders who want to immerse themselves in a specific public policy area, this paid nine-month fellowship will provide valuable work experience, access to powerful Latino change-makers, and a chance to showcase your public policy knowledge on Capitol Hill. 2020-2021 applications are due January 15, 2020.


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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *