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Deadline May 13, 2022: New Mexico Legislative Internship Program July - December 2022

The Legislative Internship Program employs interested undergraduate and graduate students in the New Mexico Legislature, and provides practical experience in day-to-day legislative staff work.  

Internships

 


 The Department of Government’s 2021-22 Awardees

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Awards 

Please Congratulate:

MUN team

NMSU’s Model United Nations (MUN) team for receiving the highest award - the Outstanding Delegation Award - during the 2022 National MUN New York Conference April 10 – 14. Also, please congratulate Citlalli Benitez for her Outstanding Delegate Award, with the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC); Jasmine Recinos and Angel Payan-Martinez for their Best Position Paper Award with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) committee and Iliana Graciela Viscarra for her Best Position Paper Award with the General Assembly Third Committee (GA3), working on human rights, global humanitarian and social affairs.
SO super proud of you!

Citlalli

Jasmine and Angel

Iliana

Application Deadline May 13, 2022

The Federal Initiatives team at the Washington Center for Internships and Seminars offer a variety of Funded Federal Diversity Internships and just opened applications for the Fall 2022 session for the Library of Congress Internships (LOCI) Program.  

Washington Center

The internship is a fully funded, full-time internship that lasts 15 weeks this Fall 2022. Interns work alongside Library of Congress employees to further the mission of the nation’s oldest cultural agency and the world’s largest library. Open assignments span a variety of professional fields at the Library including, but not limited to, area studies, art, communications, human resources, information technology, library science, museum studies, and political science/policy. 

This is a fully funded program meaning that all program costs, housing and roundtrip travel are paid for. In addition, students will receive a stipend of $6,000-$9,461 (depending on decision to take TWC housing) to compensate them for their work over the 15 weeks. Professional development sessions and extensive networking opportunities are also included for the students to enhance their knowledge and marketability.  

Applications for our Library of Congress Summer 2022 Session just opened and are due May 13, 2022, by 11:59 PM ET. The Fall session will start on August 29, 2022, and last till December 9, 2022. All students enrolled or accepted for the following term in a degree-granting program are allowed to apply. Individuals from underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. 

To learn more and apply, students can visit our Library of Congress Internship Program webpage;

Please reach out to us at federal@twc.edu if you or your students have any questions and thank you for sharing this opportunity. 


NMSU Fulbright Week 2022 in April 

Fulbright Week


NMSU's International Curriculum 2022 

Below please find a link to a list of programs, as well as General Education, Honors, and VWW classes with significant international content for summer and fall 2022. The goal of this document is to make it easier for students to identify classes with international content that count towards whatever degree they are taking. At a time when understanding of international issues is more necessary than ever, we hope that students take advantage of these courses and programs at NMSU.  

2022 International Curriculum - Summary of Programs


Congratulations, Pat! 

Retired Administrative Assistant Patricia Vargas at her retirement reception Friday, February 18, 2022, celebrating 23 years of dedicated service to NMSU's Department of Government. We miss you, Pat!!

Pat


Job Opportnity - Think New Mexico!  

Job Description - Field Director

Background:
Think New Mexico is a nonpartisan, results-oriented think tank. Through its research and advocacy, Think New Mexico is dedicated to pursuing policy reforms that will improve the lives of all New Mexicans.
Position Summary:
Think New Mexico is seeking a full-time Field Director to manage our social media, grassroots outreach and coalition building. We offer a generous compensation package, including competitive salary, retirement plan, paid vacation, and health, dental and disability insurance.
Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree or higher
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Computer proficiency required: Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, Powerpoint), social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
• Preference for someone with basic information technology troubleshooting skills
• Preference for someone with video, photography, audio production and editing skills
Duties of the position include:
Advocacy & Research
• Lobby members of the Legislative & Executive branches during annual 30- or 60-day legislative session
• Assist with research and data analyses relating to Think New Mexico policy initiatives
• Attend and speak at functions outside of the office as representative of Think New Mexico (conferences, legislative committee hearings, etc.)
and much more ...... 
Please submit cover letter, resume, and references to:
Fred Nathan, Executive Director
Think New Mexico, 1227 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Or via email:

Fall 2022 Apply to Graduate Programs in the Department of Government

We are still accepting applications from qualified students to our two graduate programs: MA in Government and the nationally-accredited Masters in Public Administration (MPA). For information about the content and requirements of our MA in Government, click here, and for our MPA, click here

For students interested in applying to the MPA program, please contact the MPA Director, Dr. Christina Medina at camedina@nmsu.edu

To apply to either of our graduate programs see: Application Process for Graduate School at NMSU

To apply for a graduate assistantship, please fill out and submit this form: Graduate Assistantship Application (1)  and send to Dr. Neil Harvey, Main Office, Department of Government or email it to nharvey@nmsu.edu

 MA


NEW! Masters Accelerated Program (MAP)

Qualified undergraduate students can ask to take up to 12 credits of graduate-level coursework as part of the Masters Accelerated Program (MAP) and have these credits count both for the BA and an eventual Master’s degree. If you are thinking of applying to the MA in Government or the Masters of Public Administration (MPA), speak with your professor about the MAP program. See the "Masters Accelerated Program in Dept of Government NMSU" link above for details.

MAP


What can I do with a Government degree? Many Things!

Q: What can I do with a Government degree?
A: Many things!!…But don’t take just our word for it.
Read about our alumni and how their studies prepared them for a variety of rewarding careers.
See  here 

International and National Scholarship Opportunities 

NMSU where are going next? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wonderful Opportunities for our undergraduate and graduate government students! Please click on this link for a current list. Please contact Dr. Andrea Orzoff, director of NMSU's Office of National Scholarships and International Education (ONSIE) aorzoff@nmsu.edu


Fall 2022 Classes

Classes in Fall 2022 - Please contact either the course instructor and/or Dr. Neil Harvey (Department Head) at nharvey@nmsu.edu if you have any questions about a particular class or general questions about the Fall 2022 semester.   



National Political Science Honor Society  

Pi Sigma Alpha (ΠΣΑ)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you interested in political issues, such as voting rights, the upcoming elections, international relations and political philosophy? If so, please join the NMSU chapter of the National Political Science Honor Society (Pi Sigma Alpha). See this Application Flyer for details. For more information, visit our Pi Sigma Alpha web page


Model United Nations at NMSU

Interested in international affairs and participating in a dynamic student organization with a track record of success? If so, learn more about the Model UN program and how to join: Email aggiemun@gmail.com

 UN


Recent Research:

Read the report “The Pains & Profits of Immigrant Imprisonment: Migrant Testimonies from ICE Detention Centers in the El Paso ICE Field Office.” Click AVID NSF-REU Report Final Version 25 November 2020. This report is the result of collaborative research between Advocate Visitors with Immigrants in Detention (AVID) and student participants in the National Science Foundation-Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF-REU) Site Program on Immigration Policy and Border Communities.