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
Muskie Room & Gardens, 70 Campus Avenue, Lewiston
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

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

MDA Summer Camp Volunteers
July 12-18, 2014
Sanford, ME

The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is recruiting giant-hearted volunteer counselors for its annual summer camp! The 2014 MDA Summer Camp will be held at Camp Waban in Sanford, Maine from July 12th—July 18th, 2014. This unique opportunity provides over 150 volunteer hours. Camp also gives counselors an opportunity to truly impact the lives of young people with neuromuscular diseases in a profound and positive way.  MDA camp offers a fun and safe outdoor experience, with a variety of adaptive activities, such as kayaking, swimming, arts and crafts, camp dances, and much more. This camp enables the kids to stretch their comfort zones and grow in independence as they spend a week away from home and make new friends. The lifelong friendships, increased self-esteem and confidence, and the chance to spend at least one week out of the year in a place where physical disabilities are the norm rather than the exception, make camp unforgettable. MDA camp counselors work one-on-one with campers for the entire week, providing personal care and supervision, as well as companionship at a wide range of recreational and social activities.

To participate in this life-changing week, please email Amber Pelletier, Camp Director, at or call the MDA of Maine Office at (207)854-3749.

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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