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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Langston Hughes 115th Birthday Bash: 2/1

Africana Studies and VU Pride present the Langston Hughes 115th Birthday Bash!

The evening will include brief remarks by English professor Crystal Lucky and public readings of works by one of the finest artists of the Harlem Renaissance.

Feb. 1, 4:30 p.m., Falvey Memorial Speakers' Corner

Friday, January 27, 2017

James Joyce's Birthday Celebration

Write for The Artifice

The Artifice, an online magazine that covers a wide spectrum of art forms, is collaboratively built and maintained by its writers and has an established audience of millions.  The magazine is expanding and looking for new writers;  current writers range from undergraduates, to graduates, to professors, and a bit of everyone in between.

Please contact Alyson Burston (alysonbur@ftframes.com) for more information about the project and how to join.


Friday, January 13, 2017

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Green Corps Job Description

Are you passionate about the environment? Are you ready to learn how to run campaigns to help solve the climate crisis or save our last wild places? We offer a year-long, paid training program that will prepare you for a career in environmental organizing. Here’s how it works:

Part One: Classroom Training
You’ll participate in eight weeks of intensive classroom training conducted by representatives from a wide range of organizations and campaigns.
Our staff and trainers present overviews on the biggest issues facing our environment as well as teaching our organizers a variety of valuable skills such as volunteer recruitment, campaign planning, public speaking and much more.

Part Two: Field Training on Real Campaigns
As a Green Corps organizer, you’ll receive the bulk of your training through hands-on experience working on behalf of organizations such as the Sierra Club, the Wilderness Society and Food & Water Watch. Job responsibilities include recruiting, training and supervising volunteers; organizing visibility events; securing media coverage; and building strong coalitions.
You’ll lead three to five different campaigns in communities across the country. By working with several different campaign partners, you’ll gain experience tackling a diversity of issues and working with a variety of individuals.

For example, a team of organizers recently helped run a campaign that persuaded Kellogg’s, the cereal company, to pressure its supplier of palm oil to stop destroying tropical forests. Other Green Corps organizers have played critical roles in the retirement of over a dozen coal-fired power plants on the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign.

Part Three: Launch Your Career
After completing the training program, Green Corps connects graduates to groups looking to hire full-time staff. Our alumni now work with organizations such as Environment America, Greenpeace, Corporate Accountability International, Rainforest Action Network, National Wildlife Federation, 350.org and NRDC, among others.  

Location And Compensation
The target annual compensation for this position is $26,000. Green Corps offers a competitive bene ts package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.

Green Corps organizers go where the fight is and wherever they can make the biggest impact. They could work on campaigns almost anywhere in the country and while location preferences are considered for placements, we require all organizers to be geographically flexible.

Click here for more information.  The early application deadline is January 20.

FSR Summer Internship

Want to spend your semester in Washington? Are you interested in the intersection between the economy and politics? Do you want to have the opportunity to work with and learn from some of the top executives, lobbyists, and communicators? If so, the Financial Services Roundtable (FSR) is the right place for your next internship!

FSR is a fast-paced, leading advocacy organization for America’s financial services industry. We work directly with CEOs, executives, and other key figures in the financial world to ensure policymakers enact legislation and regulation that is good for consumers, businesses, and the American economy.

We seek talented interns who crave learning new skills and aren’t afraid to tackle big projects. As an intern you will get to work with a variety of our staff, working on real projects impacting America’s financial services industry.

Click here for more information.

Allstate Summer Internship

Allstate Insurance’s Northeast Region Corporate Relations Team is looking for an intern to work 40 hours per week for the summer of 2017 with the possibility of being extended on a part-time basis beyond the summer.  This is a paid internship. Allstate is looking for a motivated individual who will truly become a member of the team and manage his/her own projects with supervision. The office is located at 1200 Atwater Drive in Malvern, Pa., just 30 minutes from Villanova.

Allstate has had great success with Villanova interns in the past and would love to continue the relationship.  The internship opportunity is currently posted to Handshake with Job ID #565704.

Questions may be directed to mary.mcdermott@allstate.com.  Mary is a 2015 Villanova graduate!