December 6, 2019 Newsletter

   Opportunities and Announcements

     for the Week of December 6, 2019


This is the penultimate newsletter of the semester. Best of luck finishing your papers and preparing for final exams.

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

Leadership in a Time of Crisis
December 6, 12-1:30pm, Livestream
Nan Whaley, Mayor, City of Dayton, will share the challenges of leadership in times of unimaginable crisis and why she still believes in the resiliency and grit of her city and its residents.

Friday Lunch: Papers, Please: Challenging Citizenship in the United States
December 6, 12:30-1:30pm, KSL Room LL06
Law professor Cassandra Burke Robertson will discuss recent denaturalization cases, which raise many issues about how the civil litigation procedures protect, or violate, due process rights.

Hidden Voices: Revealing the Stories of Incarcerated Youth
December 6, 12:30-2pm, Thwing Center Atrium
Art Forward, in cooperation with University Program Board, will have a pop-up art gallery of artwork made by youth at the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center over the semester with guidance from CWRU student volunteers. This event is free and food will be provided. Register for this event.

‘Laudato si’, The Common Good, and the Cuyahoga River
December 6, 12:30-2pm, Clark Hall, Room 206
In this meeting of the Ethics Table, Bharat Ranganathan and Eddy Olschansky will discuss environmental degradation and stewardship.

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Volunteer Information Session
December 6, 2-4pm, Lerner Room 2060
This is the last information session for Spring Semester volunteer placements at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. Please email to register.

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


Internship & Fellowship Opportunities

Citizens’ Climate Lobby
Spring and Summer internships are available in different cities around the country or remotely. Check online for available internships. Students can also participate in the Campus Leaders Program for a semester and earn 1 credit hour. 

Journalism in the Era of Disinformation Fellowship
Eight German and eight American journalism students come together for a weeklong program in Washington, D.C. and New York City to discuss the role of disinformation in political news coverage in the U.S. and Europe as well as explore strategies to counteract its rise. May 2020 program applications are due January 15, 2020.

Previously posted opportunities can be found on the department webpage


Summer Opportunities

Public Policy Fellowship Program
The Office of the Cuyahoga County Executive offers summer opportunities for students to gain a broad overview of county government though practical experience in a variety of policy areas. Summer 2020 applications are due January 31, 2020.

Cato Institute Summer Internship
The Cato institute provide students with a paid, policy research internship in various departments, such as healthcare and foreign policy. Internships are also offered in the Fall and Spring. Applications close February 15, 2020.

CSPAN Summer Internship
CSPAN offers rising undergraduate juniors and seniors paid internship opportunities. Students work in small groups in various departments on research, writing, or production work. Apply online. 


Competition Opportunities

Art of STEM Competition and Exhibit
This competition, organized by Kelvin Smith Library, is a chance to look at science and research from an artistic angle, find its inherent beauty, and share it with the world through digital images. Submissions are due by January 31, 2020.


Graduating Student Opportunities

City Year
The role of a City Year AmeriCorps member is designed to help students build the social-emotional and academic skills to achieve their goals. The next application deadline in January 24, 2020.

Teach for America
As a corps member, you’ll be challenged to think creatively and lead boldly. You’ll leverage your unique talents to dismantle inequities from the classroom and beyond. The next application deadline is January 31, 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.

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