Brigham Young University
2017 North America Google Public Policy Summer Fellowship

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2017 North America Google Public Policy Summer Fellowship

Application deadline: Friday, 24 March

The Google Policy Fellowship program offers undergraduate, graduate, and law students interested in Internet and technology policy the opportunity to spend the summer contributing to the public dialogue on these issues, and exploring future academic and professional interests. Fellows will have the opportunity to work at public interest organizations at the forefront of debates on broadband and access policy, content regulation, copyright and creativity, consumer privacy, open government, government surveillance, data security, data innovation, free expression, and more.

Fellows will be assigned a lead mentor at their host organizations and will have the opportunity to work with several senior staff members over the course of the summer. Fellows will be expected to make substantive contributions to the work of their organization.

For more information about the program, including sponsor organizations and the link to apply, please visit our blog post or our web site.

Victim Advocate Intern

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Victim Advocate Intern

The office of the Utah Attorney General is seeking a driven and empathetic college student to assist the victim advocate in an unpaid, part-time internship. Intern will act as a liaison between victims and members of the justice system by providing victim assistance services.

Responsibilities:

  • Explain the criminal justice process to victims and answer questions
  • Advise victims of their victims’ rights and answer questions
  • Notify victims of hearings and accompany victims to court
  • Identify victim’s needs and provide referrals/resources
  • Offer reassurance and empathetic listening
  • Follow-up with victims regarding case status
  • Assist Victim Coordinator with case work
  • Answer questions/concerns from the general public
  • Assist with training and special projects

The application is online at https://attorneygeneral.utah.gov/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Internship-Application1.pdf.

Direct questions to Katherine Rhodes at krhodes@utah.gov.

New Education Master’s Degree

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New Education Master’s Degree

The McKay School of Education is excited to announce a new master’s degree emphasis in Education Policy & Social Foundations. This is a great opportunity for anyone with interests in education policy, educational research, education economics, educational law, education and international development, etc.

Application deadline for this year is 1 May. Information is available on our web site:http://education.byu.edu/edlf/educationpolicy. Direct questions and inquiries to Donald Baum at dbaum@byu.edu.

African Flagship Languages Initiative

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African Flagship Languages Initiative

The African Flagship Languages Initiative (AFLI) offers Boren Scholarship applicants the opportunity for intensive language study through domestic (summer) and overseas (fall) language programs in Akan/Twi, French, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, or Zulu.

  • AFLI students participate in a full-time domestic summer program at the University of Florida. The program is funded through the Boren Scholarship.
  • For French, Portuguese, or Swahili, AFLI students must participate in fall programs administered by American Councils for International Education. Programs are in Senegal (French), Mozambique (Portuguese), and Tanzania (Swahili). These programs are full-time language and culture programs. For students studying Swahili, there is also the option to participate in an official spring internship, arranged by the AFLI program.
  • All applicants are encouraged to request funding to stay overseas after the fall program is complete. With the exception of the Swahili internship, during that time, students participate in a study abroad programs that they identify on their own and note in the Boren application. These programs must include language study, but may also include additional coursework, academic internships and/or research.
  • For Akan/Twi, Wolof, or Zulu, applicants must propose an overseas plan beginning no later than early September.

Learn more . . .

Teach for America

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Teach for America

Thursday, 16 February
11:00 a.m.
251 TNRB

The Ballard Center is hosting an event for students of all majors to learn about Teach for America and driving community impact. Sean Parker, executive director of Teach for America Las Vegas, will share how TFA partners with local leaders to innovate and drive measurable community impact and empower others toward self-determination.

RSVP online at ballardexpert.byu.edu. Lunch will be provided.