Summer Provost Research Associateship for undergrads



Work on a project that analyzes local politics and civic participation around the world. As a Provost’s Undergraduate Research Associate, you will construct databases, analyze data, and help collect qualitative information through the internet. Projects will focus on local political and civic mobilization and urban policymaking in a range of countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia.

Positions available for USC undergraduates only. Options: negotiable hours (part-time or full-time) over the summer, with a possibility of continuation into the school year. Generous compensation. Preferred credentials: basic knowledge of statistics and familiarity with statistical or spreadsheet programs (especially Excel and Stata, R or SPSS); working experience with reference management software (Endnote, Reference Manager, etc.); and/or reading knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese. Some knowledge of comparative politics or urban issues a plus but not essential.

Start date and allocation of hours negotiable.

Please send c.v., informal transcript, contact information, brief statement of interest and background and the name of one faculty reference by April 25, 2014 to Professor Jefferey Sellers at

HTE@USC Event – ABC’s Shark Tank Open House

The Health, Technology & Engineering Program (HTE) has an exciting opportunity coming up! All USC students are welcome to attend.

HTE@USC – Shark Tank flyer

West Point Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (April 15th Deadline)

Attached is the call for submissions for West Point’s Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities. The deadline for submissions to the journal is 15 April 2014 and submissions should be sent to “” At this time, we are particularly interested in Op-Ed pieces, which should be 1000 words or less, but also will publish original articles, opinion pieces, and book reviews. If appropriate, please disseminate this information to your students.

Thank you and we look forward to considering your students’ work.


Due April 15: USC Pacific Asia Museum Summer Internship Opportunity

USC Pacific Asia Museum is offering an unpaid summer internship in the museum’s Education Department.  The ten week internship will take place between May 15 and August 31, 2014.  Graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to apply.  

Internship Goals

The Education Intern will be included in all aspects of the museum’s Education Department work, including the development and presentation of public programs, management of school/group tours, Docent and Volunteer program management, gallery interpretation, and community outreach and partnerships.  The Intern will gain experience in day-to-day operations as well as the development of new education initiatives.  The ideal candidate would have a demonstrated interest in museums and/or informal education, a professional attitude, basic computer competency, strong communication skills, ability to work independently, and team spirit.

Please see the attachment for more information.  Questions, cover letters and resume should be submitted to by April 15.


Korean Studies Institute
USC Dana and David Dornsife School of Letters, Arts, and Sciences
213-821-4073 fax

March 10th – Ricardo Ramirez – "Mobilizing Opportunities: The Evolving Latino Electorate and the Future of American Politics"


Intergenerational Forum on Global Change – Wed., March 5 and April 2, 2014- Please RSVP!


USC Emeriti Center College – Spring 2014  All are welcome! RSVP:

Intergenerational Forum on Global Change – Honors House Residence (monthly)

2710 Severance St., Los Angeles (between 28th & Adams, east of Hoover)

Wednesdays, March 5; and April 2, 2014; Dinner 5:30 p.m., Discussion 6:30 –7:30 p.m.

Join us for great conversations about pressing contemporary issues. Active and retired professors and staff, and current USC students meet during and after dinner to discuss world events. The Economist (on-line) is suggested as a common source of topics and information. Hosted by: Jack Wills, Ph.D., James Moore, Ph.D., and Jerry Walker, Ph.D.

Dinners and discussions are free.

Faculty, staff and students are welcome for dinner at 5:30 p.m. Dinner reservations and USC ID# required!

Please RSVP asap for all dates above:

Academic & International Fellowships Upcoming Info Sessions

Graduate Study in London Information Session Thursday, March 6, 2014 2:30-3:30pm Leavey Library Auditorium

Representatives from Imperial College London, King’s College London and University College London will be at USC to discuss UK graduate study. During the session, you will learn how to obtain your Master’s degree in 1 year or a PhD degree in 3 years while gaining international experience. Representatives will also cover the benefits of studying in London, the application process, and how to find scholarships to support your studies.

Scholarships for Graduate Study in the United Kingdom with Nilay Vora & Reid Lidow Tuesday, March 11, 2014 12-1pm Leavey Library Auditorium

We are fortunate to have guest speakers Nilay Vora USC alum and Marshall Scholar, and Reid Lidow recent Gates Cambridge recipient, to share their insight and personal stories. You can read more about Reid’s story here: Scholarships Covered during session: Gates Cambridge, Marshall, Mitchell, and Rhodes Scholarships, time permitting Fulbright Student Grant.

Fulbright Information Session

Thursday, March 27, 2014


Leavey Library Auditorium

General Fellowships Information Session

Thursday, April 3, 2014


Leavey Library Auditorium

Fulbright Information Session

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


Leavey Library Auditorium

You can find a full list of the fellowships we support on

We also consistently post helpful resources and upcoming deadlines on Facebook




Cornell International Affairs Review Spring 2014


Summer Internships in DC – March 18 Deadline

DC Internships

LIVE. LEARN. INTERN. Programs in Washington, DC
June 7 – August 1, 2014
Final Deadline: March 18
**Generous Scholarship Funding Still Available**

Do you have plans yet for this summer?
Make an impact by living and working for two months in Washington, DC!

You will live in the heart of Washington, DC:

Just steps from the White House, State Department and National Monuments
Furnished apartments are on campus at George Washington University

Apply today – there are still generous scholarships to be granted:

Over $1 million awarded each year
More than 70% of students receive funding
Average awards of $1,000 to $4,500

Spend your summer gaining real-world experience in the office and classroom

Set yourself apart when it comes time to find your first job after graduation by interning in public policy, international affairs, journalism or another top field. You will maximize your time this summer by also taking courses for 6 transferable credits from George Mason University.

Unlike other programs, we guarantee you an internship. Our staff works to place you with an organization that fits your skills and career goals.

Picture yourself working on one of these exciting projects:

Develop a strategic marketing plan for a business group lobbying a bill on Capitol Hill.
Attend a Congressional briefing and write a detailed online report.
Help run programs for newly arrived immigrants from Africa.
Cover a press conference at the National Press Club or Senate Press Gallery.
Research data for a report on cyber terrorism threats and other national security priorities.
Organize job development activities for DC high school students.
Plan and develop a social media campaign for human trafficking awareness.
Attend a strategy meeting with coalition groups advocating for new comprehensive energy policies.
Make media pitch calls for a best-selling author.
Book guests for a radio talk show or news broadcast.
Plan a conference featuring experts from prestigious think tanks.


Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until March 18. To learn more about the programs and to begin an online application, please visit

Questions may be directed to 202.986.0384

"The connections I made this summer will prove invaluable for my career going forward."

Pat DiFrancesco, Allegheny College
Intern, North American Association for Environmental Education


Politics, Public Policy & Economics

International Affairs & Economics

Journalism, Communications & Public Relations

Corporate Business & Government Affairs

Nonprofit Sector & Community Service

"My internship was completely aligned with my career goals, and the courses were some of the best I’ve taken."

Natalie Tomlin, University of Maryland
Intern, WTOP Radio

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New summer course: Indigenous Language Revitalization: FREN 499

Indigenous Language Revitalization: FREN 499 

No previous foreign language experience needed, course is taught in English.  French components are required for French minors and majors.

The Department of French and Italian are offering a 4-unit Problems without Passports course.  The course lasts 7 weeks (May 21-July 8) including a 2-week field experience in Louisiana with New Orleans as the home base.

For more information, please visit the PwP website or e-mail Jessica Kanoski at



USC Summer Archaeology Courses in Guatemala

Dr. Thomas Garrison will be teaching two summer archaeology courses in Guatemala this year. Apply by March 14th for a chance to attend! Check out for more information.
ANTH 400 – Maya Resilience: Conducting Past and Present Identities

This Problems Without Passport course (ANTH 400) studies how the Maya people of Central America have forged a strong cultural identity in both the past and present, as well as the role archaeology has played in this process. Through visits to archaeological sites, museums, and Maya communities students will engage with the complexities of issues relating to the frequently conflicting interests of indigenous cultural heritage and national economic development.

ANTH 450 – Field Research in Maya Archaeology

An associated summer course, ANTH 450 – Field Research in Maya Archaeology, will be available to a select group of students. This course allows students to participate in an archaeological dig in the Maya lowlands of Guatemala. It is by application only and must be taken in conjunction with the Problems Without Passport Course on Maya Resilience. Students will learn drawing and photographic documentation, horizontal excavation, total station survey, tunneling, and excavation of monumental architecture.

Interested students will need to submit an application and a letter of recommendation from a USC faculty member to Thomas Garrison ( by March 14, 2014. An application is required for both ANTH 400 and ANTH 450. Both applications can be downloaded at .

Student Led Seminars – Student-Led Seminars presented by the CET

Undergraduate Fellows returns to campus with vigor this upcoming Wednesday, February 26th from 4-5:20 PM in VKC 101!

Join us as two esteemed undergraduate student presenters offer stimulating talks on fascinating topics.

Robert Palmer, a Human and Evolutionary Biology guru, will offer a discussion, “You Have More Than You Think: Negativity, Gratitude, and Effective Interventions for Improving Well-Being.”

Reid Lidow, an International Relations and Political Science specialist, will offer insightful words on “On Being a Scientist: Where Relentless Curiosity Took Me.”

A mixer and discussion with pizza to follow. Let us breach the heights of intellectual curiosity together during CET’s Student-Led Seminars Spring 2014!

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