Catholics for Choice’s Frances Kissling – This Tuesday!

WHERE: Claudia Cohen G-17 WHEN: 6:00-7:30, Tuesday, September 20 Ms. Kissling will discuss how she squares being a Catholic, a feminist, and a political activist for a woman’s right to choose. About the speaker: For 25 years Frances Kissling led Catholics for Choice in challenging Vatican opposition to legal abortion and articulating prochoice Catholic views. Currently a visiting scholar at Penn’s Center for Bioethics, she is researching and writing on those experiences.  Kissling was a fellow at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies and is currently a visiting scholar at the Center for Bioethics at Penn. Read more…

Murphy for PA

Former Congressman Patrick Murphy is running for Attorney General of  Pennsylvania and is looking for interns to help him become the first Democrat ever elected to this office. Interns will work with the campaign staff to  research a broad array of issues, synthesize relevant information and  help prepare briefs and memos for Congressman Murphy.  Areas of research will cover the local impact of national issues as well as the major state issues affecting Pennsylvanians. Interns will also be expected to perform numerous administrative duties in the  office, to stay on top of the actions of the Pennsylvania legislature  and to Read more…

OFA Fall Fellows Program

Want to learn how to organize the community and help reelect the president? Become an Organizing for America Fall Fellow. The Fall Fellowship is a 12 week internship program that will train and develop the next generation of community organizers. Fall Fellows will help the campaign expand its outreach efforts in communities across the country. Fellows who complete the program will leave with a full understanding of the most effective tools and methods that organizers use to make change in their communities. The program begins in early September and ends in early December. To apply, please Read more…

The Fair Farm Campaign

Looking for interns who want to work to protect small farmers and the environment by urging Congress and Senator Casey to implement Fair Farm Rules that will level the playing field for small and mid-sized farmers, ensuring a healthier food system and environment. Students will have the opportunity to develop a variety of skills, including performing community outreach to thousands of people through both online and offline methods, building coalitions with a wide variety of groups, and learning to coordinate campaign events that both engage citizens and pressure targets – all in the context of learning Read more…

FIRST EVENTS OF THE YEAR!

Welcome (back) to Penn! Boy, have you got a lot to look forward to! September 7th: Republican Presidential Debate Party WHERE? Phi Kappa Psi, 3934 Spruce Street WHEN? 7:40 PM The Republican hopefuls will court us for votes. Successfully? Nah. Really good refreshments will be served. September 9th: Welcome Back BBQ WHERE? Phi Kappa Sigma (“Skulls”), 36th Street & Locust Walk WHEN? 1 PM – 3 PM Come meet fellow Dems, buy a Penn Dems t-shirt, eat what we’re cookin’ (meat AND vegetarian options), and if you’re really really lucky become friends with me! We’ll be outside Skulls if it’s nice, but since it’s supposed to Read more…

Mayor’s Office of Communications

Offering an internship opportunity to a junior or senior college student who will commit 12- 15 hours per week to this fast-paced work environment.  Responsibilities include collecting and organizing electronic, print and TV media clips, updating and maintaining databases, answering phones and assisting with general administrative duties.  Drafting talking points, media advisories, press releases or other writing projects that require advanced writing skills is required. Assisting with the management of social networking tools may be required.  Our interns are often invited to attend events and/or internal meetings to acquire a better understanding of municipal government’s internal Read more…