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HCHC Weekly Updates

Honors College Announcements for the Week of October 19-25, 2011

1.    Council on Foreign Relations
           “Foreign Affairs”

 Invites YOU to their annual  Back to School Event
•     Participate in the launch of CFR’s new Crisis Guide: Iran
•     Join an interactive discussion with experts on Iran
•     Celebrate the winners of the Foreign Affairs Student Essay Contest, sponsored by APSIA
•     Network with CFR and Foreign Affairs staff

Speakers include                                                                                                              Isobel Coleman, CFR’s Senior Fellow and Director of the Civil Society Markets and Democracy Initiative and Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program

David E. Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent, New York Times

Robert McMahon, Editor,

Friday, October 21, 2011 at CFR New York headquarters, 58 East 68th Street

12:15–12:45 p.m. Registration
12:45–2:30 p.m. Panel Discussion
2:30–3:00 p.m. Networking Reception

Space is limited. To attend, please reply to

For any questions, please call Jamie Weiss-Yagoda at 212.434.9846.



The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program

 The Rangel Program seeks applicants who are interested in promoting positive change in the world as Foreign Service Officers for the U.S. Department of State.

The fellowship is open to undergraduate seniors and recent graduates who will begin two-year masters programs in the fall of 2012.

The program will select twenty Rangel Fellows who will receive up to $90,000 in benefits over two years to fund tuition, mandatory fees, and living expenses for completion of two-year master’s degrees, as well as summer internships to promote professional development.

Fellows may use the fellowship to fund graduate studies of international affairs or a related subject such as public administration, business administration or public policy at U.S. universities.

Applicants must be US citizens who plan to enter graduate school in fall 2012. The program encourages the application of members of underrepresented groups in the Foreign Service and those with financial need.

Application Deadline:  January 20, 2012. 

Additional information about the Rangel Program and specific application requirements are available at .  


3.   Can You Envision A World In Which All People Can Eat Food That is Good for Them, Good For the People Who Grow It and Good for the Planet?

Come to the first DIRECTOR'S DESSERT with  Josh  Viertel,   President  of  Slow  Food  USA

Tuesday,  October  25
8:00--‐9:00 PM

Brookdale  Cafeteria

Join  us  for  an  informal  conversation  with Josh Viertel and
Reception with local, sustainable desserts.

Slow  Food  USA  is a  national  non--‐profit that believes everyone has the right to good, clean, and fair food.  With over 200,000 supporters, 24,000 members and 225 chapters nationwide, Slow Food USA advocates for food and farming policy that is good  for the public, good for farmers and  workers, and good  for the planet.  Through hundreds of volunteer--‐led local projects, national advocacy campaigns, trainings and  education, Slow Food USA seeks to transform our food and farming system through the power of everyday people.


4.   You Won't Want  To Miss NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Paul Hendrickson!

On November 2,  Mr. Hendrickson will read from and discuss his acclaimed new book, Hemingway's Boat: Everything He Loved in Life and Lost, 1934-1961, published earlier this month and already #21 on The New York Times's Bestseller list.   Hendrickson will look at Ernest Hemingway's highs and lows and the life that revolved around his beloved boat, Pilar. 

This exciting author reading will take place at Macaulay West, at 35 West 67th Street, between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue.


5.   Apply for the Goldsmith Scholars Program!

Applications are now available for Horace W. Goldsmith Scholars Program—a longstanding internal enrichment at Macaulay which has assisted a great many of our students as they applied for scholarships, fellowships, graduate school and other opportunities.

Current sophomores and juniors at Macaulay are invited to apply. 

The purpose of the Goldsmith Scholars Program  is to identify and support Macaulay students for whom graduate education is an essential foundation of their aspirations. These high-achieving students are then guided through their application process, with special emphasis on applying for national scholarships and fellowships to pursue graduate studies.

Goldsmith Scholars receive guidance on the graduate school and fellowship application processes, as well as coaching in personal essay writing and interviewing. Scholars benefit from hands-on instruction and mock-interviews with Goldsmith Scholars who have won major scholarships.

More information (as well as a pdf file of the application) is available on the Macaulay website,

The application deadline is November 18. 

Contact Mike Lamb if you have questions about the program.


6.   There will be an informative two-part INTERNSHIP WORKSHOP on October 26 in room 615HW, from 1:00-2:00pm.

The first part will consist of the two people who oversee INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES that come through the college—Paula Wicklow here at Hunter and Ofronama Biu from Macaulay west.

They will explain the ways to find out about various internships, how to apply, etc

Part two will be a panel of current MHC at Hunter students who will discuss their various INTERNSHIP experiences.

All will be on hand to answer your questions.


7.  Really Special Internship Opportunity: 

External Affairs Office ---Department of Consumer Affairs  

 The Department of Consumer Affairs External Affairs Intern will assist staff with a number of projects including: •Tracking pertinent media coverage of the Department.• Monitoring consumer issues in new media and drafting Department responses. • Assisting with press conferences as needed.• Maintaining inventory and distributing publications.• Collaborating on improving internal information management.• Drafting correspondence on behalf of the Department. • Maintaining up-to-date media lists.• Assisting in special Department projects as needed.

This position requires: • A well-organized individual who wants to learn about external affairs within the public sector. • A commitment to excellence and confidentiality is required and expected. • Attention to detail and excellent written, verbal, and phone communication skills a must. • Strong research and computer skills required. Must be proficient in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Internet research and Outlook. • Fluency in other languages helpful and a sense of humor, a plus.

2-3 days per week;   Non-Paid

IF INTERESTED, PLEASE SEND YOUR RESUME DIRECTLY to:  Please be sure to include your GPA on your resume



8.  Assemblyman Seeks Intern:

Assembly Member Micah Z. Kellner seeks a part-time or full-time intern for his district office for the Fall &/or Spring Semester. 

 Duties include administrative support, such as data entry, sorting mail, and answering phones.  Interns are also given a unique and in-depth legislative and casework experience.   This gives interns the opportunity to monitor issues, conduct legislative research, assist constituents, attend meetings, and draft memos and correspondence.

Applicants should be friendly, professional, and detail-oriented with the ability to work well in a fast-paced environment.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Ricki Gunsburg  at or call 212-860-4906


9.    Humanity in Action Fellowship     June 2- July 3, 2011

The Humanity in Action Foundation  brings together international groups of Fellows to study minority rights and produce research exploring how and why individuals and societies  have resisted intolerance and protected democratic values.

Separate programs will take place for five weeks in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris and Warsaw.

The program is open to current sophomores, juniors, and seniors and graduates for the undergraduate classes of 2009 and 2010.  Students of all academic disciplines, interests and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Fellows are selected on the basis of leadership potential, academic achievement, the willingness to work with others, and a commitment to human rights and social justice.

Further information and the application is available at their website:

Deadline:  January 10, 2012


10.  A great opportunity but seats are LIMITED

The New York Medical College Premedical Mentoring Program  is hosting
a day-long conference on Sunday, October 23, 2011 from 10:30am ¬ 4:00pm

The program is designed to supplement the support you give to premedical  students in all phases of the application process. We have scheduled  administrators from the Admissions and Financial Aid departments as  well as faculty members to expose your students to various aspects of  the admissions process and medical school life. We are
offering a mentorship program which will pair your students with a first or second year NYMC medical student to serve as a resource throughout the year.

Students can register for this conference  by completing our on-line application, available at:


11.   Research Opportunities in Neurosurgery & Brain Tumors!

At nearby Weill Cornell Medical College Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

If you're interested in learning about the extraordinary medicine needed to treat brain tumors & getting involved in exciting clinical research projects. 
Please email a brief CV & statement of interest to:



12.   Authors Reading at Hunter! 

Carol Muske-Dukes reads at Hunter

Thursday, October 20, 2011
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Faculty Dining Room, Hunter College, West Building, 8th floor. Lexington Ave at 68th St

RSVP: to or 212-772-4007. Reading is free and open to the public but RSVPs are required.

Carol Muske-Dukes is the author of seven collections of poetry, including Sparrow and most recently Twin Cities, as well as four novels, the most recent of which, Channeling Mark Twain, was a National Book Award finalist in 2007.


Nick Flynn reads at Hunter!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Faculty Dining Room, Hunter College, West Building, 8th floor

RSVP: to or 212-772-4007. Reading is free and open to the public but RSVPs are required.

Nick Flynn's memoir Another Bulls--t Night in Suck City won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art of the Memoir, and has been translated into ten languages. He is also the author of two books of poetry: Some Ether, which won the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award, and Blind Huber.


 Alice Fulton reads at Hunter!

Thursday, December 8, 2011
Time: 7:30 p.m.

 West Lobby, Hunter College, West Building, Ground Floor.

RSVP: to or 212-772-4007. Reading is free and open to the public but RSVPs are required.

Alice Fulton's 2001 poetry collection Felt was awarded the Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry from the Library of Congress. Her other books include Palladium (winner of the National Poetry Series and the Society of Midland Authors Award), Dance Script With Electric Ballerina (winner of The Associated Writing Programs Award) and most recently Cascade Experiment: Selected Poems.


13.  Harvard Kennedy School 2012 Public Policy Leadership Conference

February 23-26, 2012

What is the Public Policy and Leadership Conference?

The Public Policy and Leadership Conference (PPLC) is designed to inform students about careers in the public sector. The conference will encourage students who possess a commitment to public service to prepare for graduate study in public policy and international affairs, as well as to provide information on financial support through various fellowship programs.

Why Attend PPLC?

Harvard Kennedy School will be offering its twelvth annual spring conference for first and second year undergraduate college students who are interested in pursuing professional careers in public service. These include careers in federal, state or local government, and work in the nonprofit sector or in international agencies. Our goal is also to provide information on various fellowship opportunities. To find out more about individual fellowships, please visit our resources page.

Who Attends PPLC?

The conference aims to attract students from groups under-represented in public policy and international affairs in an effort to increase the diversity of students receiving these professional degrees. The conference will help prepare future leaders for study in public policy, particularly those from historically under-served communities and people of color. Participants receive paid travel, accommodations, and meals. Please note that the conference is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents in their first or second year of undergraduate studies only.

Conference participants will be selected based on good academic standing, as well as demonstrated commitment to public service. Commitment to public service will be measured through student leadership and activism, participation in the civic aspects of school or community, and volunteer commitments in high school and college. Please include this information on your resume.

Apply Online
Application Deadline: November 18, 2011


14.   Fall internship - Solo practitioner office


Internship Opportunity with the Law Office of Earl Antonio Wilson:  Solo Practitioner, a Hunter alumnus, is seeking a Hunter undergraduate interested in pursuing a legal career to assist in his office. 

Responsibilities will include legal research and drafting, administrative tasks, and accompanying the attorney to court.  Scope of practice includes small business, family law, real estate, and some criminal law. 

This is a non-paid internship, but it is a position that offers hands-on experience and valuable insight into the practice of law.

If interested, please include a detailed cover letter (addressed to Mr. Wilson) in the text of an e-mail and attach resume (noting GPA) in Word or PDF format.  Send to the Hunter Pre-Law Advisor at
A.S.A.P.  Mr. Wilson's office is looking for an immediate start date.


 15.   Unbelievable but true...another GREAT INTERNSHIP Opp:

Are YOU the next SPARK Girls Activism Intern?!

SPARK (Sexualization Protest Action Resistance Knowledge) is looking for fall interns (high school, college or graduate students are all welcome to apply!) to work on various action campaigns and projects that challenge and push back against the sexualization of girls.

We are seeking a team of fierce, bold, creative, young leaders who are passionate about girls' issues and are committed to fighting for positive social change.

Internships may range from 5-15 hours per week, depending on your availability and goals. Tasks may include: helping to launch media action campaigns, organizing young women nationwide, building and fostering partnerships with girls and girl-serving organizations around the country, blogging and/or editing blogs about girls' issues, devising creative and innovative ways to challenge and END the sexualization of girls.

To apply, please email SPARK director Dana your current CV and a letter letting us know why you are interested in a SPARK Girls Activism Internship and what you would like to learn and how you would uniquely contribute to the movement. Send to




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