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International Honor Society in Social Sciences
The mission of Pi Gamma Mu is to encourage and promote excellence in the social sciences and to uphold the ideals of scholarship and service.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Please read the entire article to see the many scholarships that are available.  We encourage you to apply for those in which you are interested.

1.  WASHINGTON INTERNSHIP INSTITUTE

The Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS) and the Washington Internship Institute (WII) are pleased to announce that all inducted student members of ACHS societies are eligible to receive a $500 merit-based scholarship for the ACHS/WII Internship Program.  Since spring 2005, 118 ACHS students received merit-based scholarships through WII.  This fall, one of our Pi Gamma Mu members, Courtney Lippa from the New York Phi chapter at Nazareth College, was accepted into the WII program.

For over 20 years, WII has been a leader in the field of experiential education, providing students with real-world experience while challenging them through theoretical reflection and academic coursework.  In designing the WII programs, the organizers have made every effort to provide a quality internship program that provides powerful learning experiences for students.  There are several reasons for WII's success:

Individualized, personal attention
Because of the program’s small size, it interacts with all students personally and individually.  The organizers know every student and keep in close touch with her before, during, and after her participation in the program.  WII is the only D. C. internship program in which key administrators also teach the students.

Economical package of services
WII’s personalized internship-placement process, housing, student activities, and academic-creditworthy classes are not only unmatched in Washington, but are also provided at an economical cost.

Substantive opportunities for all majors
WII's students intern four days per week, full-time, thereby gaining greater professional experience than in other programs.  WII students receive substantive assignments and are fully integrated into the professional environment.

The "Capital Experience" internship program welcomes all majors and allows students the greatest variety in choosing the internship that best fits their interests.  For example, communications majors have interned with news-media outlets, economics majors have interned with think tanks, and pre-law students have interned in the legal system.  An elective class makes Washington, D. C., their classroom.

The "Embassy and Diplomatic Scholars" internship program gives students an unparalleled opportunity: interning and doing substantive work at a host of international organizations, including foreign embassies, nonprofits and the State Department, while taking a "practical" international-relations course from a retired U.S. diplomat with extensive academic experience.

The institute’s newest internship program, "Go Green!" is geared towards students who want to intern in the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Wildlife Federation while simultaneously experiencing meaningful lectures and site visits in these fields.

If interested, contact Dr. Mary Ryan at [email protected] or 202-833-8580.  The program’s Web site is accessible at http://www.wiidc.org.

2.  CAPITAL SEMESTER - SPRING 2013

FINAL APPLICATION DEADLINE – NOVEMBER 1, 2012

DEADLINES FOR FALL SEMESTER 2013:
EARLY DEADLINE:  APRIL 1, 2013
FINAL DEADLINE:  JUNE 1, 2013
SCHOLARSHIP FUNDING AVAILABLE

Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies and held at Georgetown University, Capital Semester combines substantive internships, courses for academic credit, professional-development activities, site briefings, and lectures presented by prominent policy experts. Students choose between two tracks – public policy and political journalism.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the final deadline of November 1, 2010, but students are encouraged to apply by the early deadline in order to receive 5 percent off the tuition balance and priority consideration for scholarship awards and internship placement. There is a substantial amount of scholarship funding available, and awards are made based on financial need and merit.

Capital Semester combines hands-on professional experience for 25 hours a week with a challenging academic experience. This fast-paced, residential program provides students from around the world with the opportunities to gain an edge in today’s competitive job market and graduate-school admissions, and to experience the excitement of Washington first-hand.

  • Internships – Competitive placements with top sites in Washington, D. C.
  • Classes – 12 transferable credits from Georgetown University.
  • Housing – Roommate matching and furnished Capitol Hill apartments in the heart of D.C.
  • Guest Lectures – With Washington’s top policy and industry experts.
  • Site Briefings – At the World Bank, State Department, Pentagon and Federal Reserve.
  • Leadership & Professional Development – Leadership, mentoring and career-building activities.
  • Networking – Interaction with seasoned professionals and student leaders from around the world.
  • Scholarships – Generous scholarships are awarded based on merit and financial need

For more information and an online application, please visit the program’s Web site at www.DCinternships.org/CS. Should you have any questions, please E-mail the program at [email protected] or call 1-800-741-6964.

3. The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars

The Washington Center (TWC) for Internships and Academic Seminars is an independent, nonprofit organization serving hundreds of colleges and universities in the United States and other countries by providing selected students challenging opportunities to work and learn in Washington, D.C., for academic credit. The largest program of its kind, The Washington Center has 70 full-time staff members and over 40,000 alumni, many of whom are in leadership positions in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

For over 35 years, TWC has helped students gain valuable experience, and helped set them on a course of achievement, leadership, and engagement in their communities.  Alumni of TWC are leaders in virtually every field – public service, journalism, business, law, medicine, education, and more.  You could also study abroad in London, England, or Sydney, Australia.

Washington, D.C., is like no other city in the world.  It's beautiful, filled with amazing people and a center of culture, thought, the arts, politics, and science.  Public policy, criminal justice, international affairs, journalism, or business –you will get access to an internship that fits your interests, goals and dreams.  This is substantive work – you could assist in a trial, write a business plan, or help produce a broadcast.  It's a great way to launch a career.  TWC will combine your internship with a weekly academic course and the Leadership Forum, featuring distinguished speakers, interview and tours.  It's a great way to learn.  Check out the programs at http://www.twc.edu.

Spring Semester and Postgraduate Spring 2013

  • Competitive Deadline: October 12, 2012
  • Regular Deadline: November 16, 2012

Summer Term, Summer Quarter and Postgraduate Summer 2013

  • Competitive Deadline: February 15, 2013
  • Regular Deadline: March 15, 2013

Fall Semester and Postgraduate Fall 2013

  • Competitive Deadline: May 3, 2013
  • Regular Deadline: June 14, 2013

Faculty members can get involved with The Washington Center's Academic Seminars in a number of ways:

  • Promote TWC programs on your campus to students who are particularly interested in the topics covered by their seminars or to student just looking for a short, in-depth experience in Washington, D.C.
  • Include TWC seminars in the curriculum of one of your classes and bring that class to Washington, D.C., for one or two weeks (or in a customized program).
  • Apply to act as a Faculty Leader.  As a Faculty Leader you will be assigned to work with a group of about 15 students during the seminar.  The students can be either your own students or students from other institutions.
  • Apply to participate in the seminars as a Faculty Fellow, taking advantage of the programming with the freedom to choose sites among the arranged site visits. Faculty fellows receive a discount on the cost of the program.

Faculty Leaders are chosen for their exceptional teaching skills.  They are assigned to work with 10-15 students for the duration of the seminar.  Responsibilities include:

  • Facilitate small group discussions.
  • Serve as advisors and mentors for seminar participants.
  • Recommend a grade for each student.
  • Work with your own students if you bring a minimum of 10 students from your school.

Leaders receive a stipend for their work during the seminars.
Learn more by going to the program's Web site:  www.twc.edu

 

 

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