Events and Opportunities


2013-14 Public Works in Progress Series

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
New Commons 221/222
“Labor Migration and Human Trafficking in Rural Vietnam: Results from a Pilot Project”
Speaker: Thomas Sowell Professor James Hughes (Economics)
While many organizations collect data on human trafficking, virtually none of these data are reliable, statistically valid samples that may be used to measure the true dimensions of the trafficking tragedy. Our research uses a household survey method, heretofore untried in trafficking research to estimate the extent of trafficking in rural Vietnam. Results from a pilot study suggest that trafficking may be more widespread in rural Vietnam than is generally recognized.

Eighth Annual Harward Center for Community Partnerships Awards Celebration

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Location TBD
The Harward Center for Community Partnerships is currently seeking nominations from Bates students, employees, and community partners for the eighth annual Harward Center for Community Partnerships Awards Celebration.

We are seeking nominations for 10 awards in the following categories:

Nomination sheets can be downloaded by clicking on the links above (please note that some categories have more than one possible award and you may need to scroll to the second page of the document to see all possible awards).  Please contact Kristen Cloutier ( with any questions.

Student Opportunities

Maine NEW Leadership
May 30-June 4, 2014
Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, University of Maine, Orono, ME
A six-day, nonpartisan, residential leadership training program designed to educate and inspire a new generation of women civic leaders.
Please click on the link above to visit the website or to download an application.
Applications must be postmarked or delivered by March 21, 2014.

D.C. Summer Service Internship
June 7-August 1, 2014
Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service, Washington, D.C.
Unlike many other Washington, DC internship programs, we guarantee you an internship placement. Our staff works to place you with an organization that fits your skills and career goals. In IPVS you will be able to give back to the community while developing the leadership skills that employers are looking for like problem solving and effective communication. You will gain the real-world experience that will set you apart when it’s time to find your first job after graduation. Click here for a list of sample internship sites.  Click on the link above for more information or to submit an application.
Deadline April 4, 2014.

Maine Physical Sciences Partnership Summer Undergraduate Research Assistantship
June 16-August 8, 2014
University of Maine, Orono, ME
Students will work as part of a team of instructors and students preparing for the upcoming academic year by learning about, teaching, and critiquing lessons from the PSP common instructional resources being implemented across 31 middle schools and 12 high schools in Maine. The students will also be involved in research projects investigating learning from this curriculum. 
Please click on the link above to visit the website or to download an application.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit applications by February 7, 2014.

Squirrel Island Historical Society Summer 2014 Intern
July 1-August 30, 2014
Squirrel Island, ME
The intern’s mission is to raise island awareness of the Society’s Collection by keeping the space safely open at key times, engaging island residents in exciting Society activities and being the driving force behind archival activities involving the present collection and new additions.  In past years, a major focus of the intern has been supporting the society’s three summer functions: a Cottage Tour, a Fundraiser Event and a Town Hall topical presentation.
For more information, please click on the link above to visit the website.
Username: 2014intern
Password: island

2014 Environmental Health Organizing Fellowship
Help improve human health by preventing harm from toxic chemicals! The Environmental Health Strategy Center is seeking outgoing, passionate, and self-motivated students who are passionate about social justice and environmental health issues for our Environmental Health Organizing Fellowship. Interns will build the organization’s base of support for statewide and national campaigns to phase out toxic chemicals from household products, while also helping to build pressure on elected officials by engaging supporters in taking action. This is a great opportunity to develop skills in community organizing, gain an introduction to complex environmental health issues, and experience what it is like to work at a non-profit organization.
Please click on the link above to visit the website.
Deadline: April 1, 2014

Lend for America Fellowship
The Lend for America fellowship is designed as an accelerator for Campus MFIs. The program is an immersive experience that will unlock a student’s ability to launch a community organization. Fellows receive a crash course in microfinance, a full-time summer internship with an existing microfinance group, and year-round support from Lend for America as they start their organizations. Fellows return to campus with big ambitions, new confidence, and the technical skills to get started.  For more information, visit

Environment America Fellows
Each year, Environment America hires recent college graduates with the passion, the commitment and the talent it takes to stand up to polluters, organize public support and fight for our environmental values.  You can find out more about us and apply to be an Environment America fellow by visiting

American University’s Washington Semester Program
American University, Washington, DC
Spend a semester with American University’s Washington Semester Program in Washington, DC. Learn from experts in their field, intern with leading organizations and government departments, and begin working for change.
Please click on the link above to visit the website.

2014 Public Policy and International Affairs Junior Summer Institute
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Since 1985, the Woodrow Wilson School has hosted summer institutes as part of its proud tradition of promoting diversity in its student body and in the public service arena. The goal of the program is to prepare students for graduate study and careers in public policy and international affairs.
Please click on the link above to visit the website.

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