Internships

 POLITICAL SCIENCE

 CREDENTIAL PAPERWORK REQUIRED - PLEASE CONTACT CAREER SERVICES FOR INFORMATION AND TO MAKE APPOINTMENT


 CIVILIAN DIVISION DEPARTMENT OF NAVY WASHINGTON, D.C.

SUMMER SEMESTER 2015

MAJORS: BUSINESS (MBA) / COMPUTER SCIENCE / ACCOUNTANCY / MANAGEMENT / POLITICAL SCIENCE / INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES/ INTERNATIONAL STUDIES /HISTORY / PSYCHOLOGY/ CRIMINAL JUSTICE

SOPHOMORE; JUNIORS; 1ST SEMESTER SENIORS and 1ST YEAR GRADUATE STUDENTS

JOB DESCRIPTION: The US Department of Navy is looking for those special individuals that desire challenge, that strive to lead, that look for a better way, and do not lend themselves to status quo.  If you have the ability to work with limited direction, enjoy traveling, are a self-motivator, detail oriented, possess exceptional organizational skills, and have the ability to quickly process information and respond appropriately, then would should apply for an exciting career as a security specialist.  A security professional represents the Department of Navy in the protection of vital national security information and provides policy and guidance to the military, government agencies and industrial contractors.  Security professionals are responsible for the execution of all aspects of program security and emphasizing a structured risk management approach to bring issues to final resolution.

Duties performed include, but not limited to, determining classification management; oversight of facility security and information systems practices and procedures; and security reviews in accordance with Department of Defense policies and procedures.  The security professional will be skilled at providing technical security guidance and educating personnel in the protection of national security information.  As the incumbent progressed from an entry-level position to mid-level, job responsibility and authority increases.

Requirements: GPA 3.0 minimum, U.S. Citizenship required, and background check will be performed. Interest in travel, ability to work in teams, 2nd semester sophomore status through graduate level, and Statement of Interest essay to be presented with student credentials as processed by the Internship Program Office.  Copies of essay questions available in the University Career Services Office. Please schedule an appointment with our office to establish your credentials. Credentials must be completed by January 26, 2015.

Housing and Transportation: To be discussed during interviews.

Interviews will be conducted January 29th and 30th through the University Career Services Office. We are located on the 2nd level, Culp Center (ARC).

SALARY: GS4 (Plus benefits package)                                                              HOURS:  40 pr/wk


DISTRICT ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE
FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT
JONESBOROUGH, TN

SPRING SEMESTER 2015

MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE, POLITICAL SCIENCE

SOPHOMORE – SENIOR LEVELS

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: The First Judicial District Attorney General's Office is comprised of four counties: Washington, Johnson, Carter, and Unicoi. The office prosecutes criminal offenses committed against the State of Tennessee at the General Sessions and Criminal Court level. Each court is assigned specific prosecutors to perform court duties. Our office also has a child support enforcement division to cover the counties listed above as well.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Filing of paperwork and files, assisting with answering phones/walk-ins, operation of various office equipment, copying files for Assistant District Attorneys, assist in pulling dockets for miscellaneous court days, assist in entering case information into software programs, assist in typing court correspondence, and any other secretarial duty assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Must be seeking degree in applicable academic majors, and pass background check. Knowledge of Microsoft Office preferred, but not required.

SALARY: VOLUNTEER

HOURS: 10-19 PR/WK

DEADLINE: PAPERWORK MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE CLOSURE OF SPRING SEMESTER REGISTRATION


THE NORTHEAST TENNESSEE DEMOCRAT RESOURCE CENTER (DRC)
JOHNSON CITY, TN

SPRING SEMESTER 2015

MAJOR: POLITICAL SCIENCE

JUNIOR - SENIOR LEVELS
MIN. GPA: 3.0 OR BETTER

JOB DESCRIPTION: Field Organizers will have the chance to work on an exciting and coordinated grassroots organization and will gain valuable experience in a variety of skills including database and volunteer management, social media management, voter outreach through phone banking and canvassing, media and public relations, marketing and fundraising

RESPONSIBILITES: Coordinating initiative projects between various political entities, non-profits, unions, student organizations, and community grassroots organizationsManaging volunteer canvasses and phone banksBuilding volunteer participation by constructing a recruitment planOrganizing an effective fundraising plan

QUALIFICATIONS: Previous experience with a political campaign, state party, membership organization or non-profit is preferred, but not required. Ability to work long, irregular hours strongly is preferred. Required: Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills,Computer and data-entry skills, Reliable transportation

SALARY: Volunteer

HOURS: 10-19 pr/wk (1 course credit)

DEADLINE: PAPERWORK MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO START OF SEMESTER


OFFICE OF U.S. SENATOR BOB CORKER
JONESBOROUGH, TN FIELD OFFICE

SPRING SEMESTER 2015

MAJOR: POLITICAL SCIENCE

JUNIOR - GRADUATE LEVELS
MIN. GPA: 2.5 OR BETTER

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Office of Senator Bob Corker has intern positions available. The field office deals with concerns of the community on a personal basis and represents Senator Corker when they cannot be present in person at various events and activities. An intern in this office would assist the Field Representative and Constituent Services Representative in everyday functions of the office and with targeted projects.

The student must be a self-starter able to carry out projects with little supervision, excellent communication skills, particularly over the phone, good writing skills and good knowledge of current events. Typical duties include answering the phones and work with constituents to convey their opinions to Senator Corker, review daily newspaper for pertinent news items, assist constituents with case work and communicate with local and regional law enforcement officials when assisting in security and planning visits of the senators and other dignitaries. Students will have the opportunity to participate in Senator Corker's visits to the Tri-Cities area and assist Field Representative on various targeted projects.

SALARY: Volunteer

HOURS: 10-19 pr/wk

DEADLINE: PAPERWORK MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO START OF SEMESTER


 

OFFICE OF U.S. CONGRESSMAN PHIL ROE
KINGSPORT AND MORRISTOWN, TN FIELD OFFICES

SPRING SEMESTER 2015 (CONTINUOUS SEMESTERS)

JUNIOR - GRADUATE LEVELS

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Congressional Offices of Congressman Phil Roe is seeking qualified students to fill the internship position at their Kingsport and Morristown, Tennessee field offices. Congressional Office for Congressman Phil Roe provides constituent service and participates in the legislative process of the United States on behalf of the citizens of the First Congressional District of Tennessee.

 Basic duties of the student will be mail distribution, answering phones, correspondence media clippings, research, compiling information, and special projects. Minimum qualifications include proficient in MS Word, Excel and Outlook. Preferred skills include excellent communication skills both verbal and written, discretion and confidentiality with handling of congressional work, capable of working efficiently on an individual and team basis, and compassionate to constituent needs.

SALARY: Volunteer

HOURS: 10-19 pr/wk (1 Credit Hour) 

DEADLINE: PAPERWORK MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO START OF SEMESTER