ESC Watch Party

The pandemic has called for innovation in our event formats. In that spirit, I’m pleased that ESC has secured the exhibition rights for the terrible / wonderful / cult classic thriller “Hackers” as a part of our effort to build the community at Michigan interested in ethics, society, and computing. Please join us next Thursday for a shared watch party on Zoom. I’d expect some running commentary on the chat channel, and ESC-themed prizes will be up for grabs as we play Hackers bingo. We hope you will pick your own hacker alias for the evening (think “Crash Override,” “Cereal Killer,” and “Acid Burn”).  

Come back to 1995 and help us understand how people then thought the Internet worked! Starring a young Jonny Lee Miller and Angelina Jolie, the official movie description from United Artists is: “When an evil corporate programmer frames a group of teenaged hackers for his own plot, they must use their coding skills to avoid arrest and prevent a computer virus from capsizing a fleet of oil tankers.” Movie critics called the film “ridiculous,” “too cheesy,” “cornball,” “dopey,” “bombastic,” and “horrible.” But also “cutting edge,” “fun,” “engaging,” and “one of the most underrated gems to have come out of the 1990s.”

Anyone with a UM login is welcome.  Invite your friends — please feel free to forward this email as appropriate.

In summary:

WHO: Anyone with a UM login, anyone interested in ESC topics / cheesy movies

WHAT: An online Zoom watch party for the movie Hackers (1995)

WHEN: February 17, 2022 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET

WHERE: On Zoom

HOW: URL posted on this page before the event: — please pick your own hacker alias for the evening

Internship Program

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Internships at Knight Foundation allow promising college students and recent graduates an opportunity to gain 10 weeks of experience at one of the largest private foundations in the United States. We offer competitive paid internships in several areas. Knight’s interns help us provide the 26 communities we serve with the tools to shape their own futures.


The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is seeking applicants for a paid internship opportunity. The selected intern will spend 10 weeks (starting June 7) working on the internship. The intern will be compensated at $18 per hour.

To apply, please submit your resume or C.V. and a cover letter, not to exceed two pages, to

Knight Foundation collects and monitors vaccination status and is an equal opportunity employer.

Media Manager

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The Texas Tribune, the state’s go-to source for Texas politics and public policy news, is hiring a media manager. The Media Manager’s purpose is to raise the profile and impact of The Texas Tribune by working to increase syndication of Tribune content, by monitoring opportunities and by pitching and booking Texas Tribune reporters for media appearances.

The Texas Tribune’s Media Manager will be responsible for execution of the Tribune’s media syndication strategy and the management of all inbound and outbound PR and media relations on behalf of the Tribune. They will package up Tribune content and pitch it to newsrooms throughout Texas and beyond for republication and to secure on-air coverage via broadcast partners. They will also serve as the conduit between incoming media requests and Texas Tribune reporters by coordinating interviews and providing light logistics/production support as needed. Lastly, they will monitor, measure and report on the distribution of Tribune content via digital media, broadcast and print mediums. This position reports to the Chief Communications Officer and is part of the Marketing and Communications department.

The salary for this position starts at $50,000 + depending on qualifications.

Transfer Bridges Program Assistant 

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Applications will be reviewed beginning February 1st, and continue until the position is filled. 

Compensation: $12-15/hr, commensurate with qualifications.

To apply: Send 1-page cover letter and 1-page resume to, with the title of the position in the subject line.

Description: The Transfer Bridges to the Humanities at Michigan program (TB2H) is seeking a temporary, part-time program assistant to begin as early as February and no later than March, and to continue through August, 2022. The employee’s main responsibility would be to assist with planning and executing a series of spring and summer events that focus on issues related to in-state community college transfer students at UM-Ann Arbor’s College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (UM-LSA). The Transfer Bridges to the Humanities program is a partnership between UM-LSA and three community colleges (Henry Ford College, Schoolcraft College, and Grand Rapids Community College), that offers holistic support to students before, during, and after they transfer. Program components cross multiple functional areas, including advising, recruitment, academic skill-building, research and experiential learning, curriculum alignment, and social belonging. The events planned for our spring and summer series will, accordingly, involve faculty, staff, and students from multiple institutions, and cover a diverse range of topics related to transfer student success.  

Potential responsibilities include but are not limited to assisting with:

  • Securing panelists and guest speakers for both remote and in-person events (public health guidelines permitting) 
  • Publicizing event schedules and details to relevant audiences 
  • Tracking and communicating with event attendees  
  • Assisting with orders of food and required supplies
  • Other administrative tasks as assigned by the Transfer Bridges to the Humanities Project Manager  

Weekly hours will range from 5-15, likely starting at the lower end and then progressively increasing during the spring/summer term when the events occur. This position will include scheduled meetings during regular business hours, and, if in-person events are planned, would also require attendance at those events (public health guidelines permitting). Outside of those scheduled meetings and events, most work for this position can be completed remotely and on the employee’s preferred schedule, assuming that tasks are completed in a timely manner. Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply.


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The Michigan Fashion Media Summit (MFMS) is proud to present this year’s Fashion Forward Showcase. The showcase recognizes college students at the University of Michigan and across the country who are paving their way into the fashion industry. Whether you’re developing a brand, creating content, selling a product, or leading an organization, this is an opportunity for you to display your talents and ideas!
 Five finalists will represent the 2022 MFMS Fashion Forward Showcase Class, and have the chance to attend the annual hybrid Michigan Fashion Media Summit and present their work on the day of the event. Winners will be honored in front of the conference attendees, speakers and executives from leading companies in the fashion and media industries. One valedictorian (first place winner) will win the grand prize (COMING SOON!). Past prizes have included an exclusive meeting with a Steve Madden executive and a private tour of the NYC office.   Here’s a recap of the MFMS past Summit Days, highlighting the Fashion Forward Showcase. The application closes on February 20th, 2022 at 11:59 pm. We cannot wait to see what you’re building!
Please contact with any questions!

Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice

DART will hold a LIVE online info session on Wednesday, February 16 at 5pm CST to discuss careers in community organizing. All U-M students and alumni welcome, particularly those graduating before August 2022.


DART trains professional organizers and community organizations how to work for social, economic and racial justice, including:

* Holding police departments accountable
* Shutting down the school-to-prison pipeline
* Reining in predatory lenders
* Expanding access to primary health and dental care
* Prioritizing funding for affordable housing and job training
* Fighting for immigrants’ rights

Associate Community OrganizerStarting salary $42,500-$46,000/year + benefits
Positions begin on May 16 and August 8, 2022 in:

Kansas: Topeka, Kansas City
Florida: Bradenton, Daytona Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Miami, Palm Beach, Sarasota, St. Petersburg
South Carolina: Charleston, Columbia, Greenville
Virginia: Charlottesville, Richmond

Lead Community Organizer / Executive Director 
Starting salary $50,000-$70,000/year DOE + benefits
Positions begin Spring 2022 in:

Florida: Melbourne, Sarasota
Kansas: Wichita (Field Organizer)
South Carolina: Greenville

DART organizations are diverse coalitions that include communities of color, low-to-moderate-income communities and immigrant communities. We strongly encourage people from these backgrounds, as well as fluent Spanish speakers and DACA recipients, to apply.

To apply or learn more about DART, visit or find us on instagram and facebook @theDARTcenter. Still have questions? Contact or 720.668.4567.

Entry Level Talent Coordinator 

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Job Title: Entry Level Talent Coordinator 

Since 2006, our firm’s mission is to help undergraduates and graduates make a seamless  transition from campus to their careers. Over the years we have gained an understanding what  key skill sets our associates need to succeed after graduation, and what our clients are looking  for in their future work force.  

With that knowledge, we have developed the Jobologi Program. Jobologi is the science behind  getting the perfect job and finding the perfect new hire. 

How it works: All associates must be accepted into the program and must complete five experiences during their 6 or 12-month program. The Experiences: Client Work experience,  Team Building Events, Professional Development Workshops, Industry Shadowing, and health  and wellness activities that will help our associates understand how to have an equal work life  balance. Once all five experiences are completed, all associates will qualify for InternU’s  Fingerprints program, providing scholarships or student debt relief. 

Jobologi is provided to all our associates at no cost. You are compensated for every experience  attended and completed. 

InternU continues to experience significant growth and is hiring. Our program is seeking an Entry Level Talent Coordinator 

This role will be assisting our Talent Acquisition team here at internU! This opportunity will  allow you to gain experience in full-cycle recruiting from talent sourcing to interviewing and  hiring great talented entry level employees. You will be working with a variety of industries  

ranging from Technology to Healthcare. You do not need recruiting coordination or HR  experience – just someone bright, personable, and eager to learn would be perfect! 


• Source and attract high quality candidates for assigned positions (multiple positions  simultaneously) 

• Conduct full life cycle recruitment including posting jobs, screening candidates and  scheduling/conducting interviews 

• Build/maintain outstanding relationships with both employees and client partners • Participate in college/university recruitment events and activities 

• Coordinating feedback and communicating with both external clients, candidates and  internal team

• Building on-boarding packages, ADP system tracking, etc. 

• Setting up candidates and clients 

• Client communication, and general HR duties 


• Positive attitude to learn and be part of a team 

• Extremely detail oriented, attention to detail 

• Responsive and professionalInterest in HR would be nice to have, but not needed  • Trust worthy, hardworking, and willing to learn 

Hours: 40 hrs/wk 

Start Date: ASAP  

Duration: 6 months, with potential to FT 

Location: Ann Arbor, MI  

Contact: Jackie Cahill

Journalism + Comms. Internships in D.C., Academic + Networking – Summer 2022

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TFAS, a nonprofit, hosts academic internship programs for nearly 350 undergraduate students each summer. Our comprehensive program includes:

  • Furnished housing in the heart of the city;
  • Courses for credit from George Mason University;
  • A guaranteed internship and;
  • Additional programing designed to help you grow your network and explore your passions. 

Program Dates

June 4 – July 29, 2022

Priority Application Deadline

February 10, 2022

Learn more + apply online:

Summer Residential Hall Counselors Wanted!

The Michigan Math and Science Scholars (MMSS) summer program is a program for high school students who are open to the challenges of higher mathematics and natural sciences. Michigan Math and Science Scholars attend summer courses at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, on topics of current mathematical and scientific research. 
The MMSS program is hiring a number of college students that will serve as COUNSELORS for the residential portion of the program. Pay is $3000, paid bi-weekly over the course of the six-week employment period.
You are expected to work Friday, June 24 – Saturday, August 6, 2022. THIS INCLUDES THE 4TH OF JULY. 
Session 1: Sunday, June 26 – Friday, July 8 Session 2: Sunday, July 10 – Friday, July 22 Session 3: Sunday, July 24 – Friday, August 5
Residence Hall Counselors supervise the Michigan Math and Science Scholars participants during the non-academic hours of the program. This is a residential position based in a university residence hall. You will organize, facilitate, and execute group social activities in the evening hours every weekday and on the weekends. You will participate in field trips and chaperone students on group outings (MMSS will pay for your admission fees while doing so!). Most importantly, you will provide guidance to students, serving as a positive role model at all times for participants. 
The position requires weekend and evening participation. You will be expected to work from 4:30 pm until 8:30 am the following day, every weekday you work, and work all 24 hours of each weekend day. Sleeping is part of your “work schedule.” Food and lodging are provided. You will have rotating days off. 

You must be at least 19 years old by June 24, 2022 and have been out of high school for at least one year. While not required, ideal and preferred applicants will have previous relevant experience, understand the Ann Arbor area, be familiar with the University of Michigan, and be able to serve as positive role models for student participants. All applicants will undergo a background check.

Preferred Qualifications: CPR Certified (and/or access to obtain certification)Prior experience working with studentsFamiliarity with the Ann Arbor area
Additional Requirements:Proof of COVID-19 vaccine and booster by employment start date

Please APPLY HERE by February 1 for first priority!

National Council on US-Arab Relations Washington, DC Summer Internship Program

  Washington, DC Summer Internship Program

May 23 – July 29, 2022
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The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations’ 2022 Washington, DC Summer Internship Program offers undergraduate and graduate students a ten-week professional, academic, and career opportunity internship with an organization in the nation’s capital. The program features a demanding mix of professional involvement, intellectual challenge, career exploration, and cross-cultural encounters designed to provide students with a richand varied experience.
Professional work experience: Students are placed with one of over a dozen Near East and Arab region-related organizations with offices in Washington, D.C., where they are expected to work 35-40 hours per week under the direct supervision of their host organizations. Internships are unpaid.Academic seminars: Students take part in twice-weekly seminar sessions designed to provide them with greater depth of knowledge about the Arab region, to underscore the cultural, economic, and political diversity of Arab states, and to explore the intricacies of Arab-U.S. relations. There will be a particular emphasis, though not exclusively, on Arabia and the Gulf.Site visits: Students receive a behind-the-scenes look at many of the central institutions of the federal government, national security policymaking, international diplomacy, and international business.

About the Program

The National Council’s Summer Internship Program offers professional work experiences combined with twice-weekly evening seminars that bring academic specialists and experienced foreign policy practitioners to meet with students in candid off-the-record discussions and dynamic question-and-answer sessions. Its objectives are:
to provide a realistic work experience, which may include some remote work, in a Washington, D.C.-based office that will provide pathways for career development;to offer interns exposure to the foreign policy analysis and advocacy processes in the nation’s capital;to incorporate a strong academic component focusing on U.S. political, economic, and cultural relations with Arabia and the Gulf region;to help participants begin the process of career networking by introducing them to working professionals in government, business, journalism, and NGOs; and,to highlight the wide range of career opportunities awaiting those who aspire to work in the field of U.S.-Arab relations, as well as to provide counseling on graduate school and fellowship application processes.As complements to the program, interns will also be exposed to Washington, D.C., in a less formal manner via films, cultural events, embassy and museum visits, off-the-record conversations with former diplomats, group dinners, and suggestions for exploring the sights and sounds of the nation’s capital. This allows students to not only experience working in the city but also encourages them to appreciate the experience of living in a diverse urban environment, and to take advantage of the exciting cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities available in D.C.

COVID-19 and Public Health Considerations

At present, the National Council intends to administer the 2022 Washington, DC Summer Internship Program with as many in-person elements as possible. At the sole discretion of the Council, some or all aspects of the program could be shifted to online administration. Accepted participants will be notified as soon as information is available regarding the current status of the program.

Participants in the program will be asked to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination if they receive an invitation to join the program. Due to the nature of many of the lectures and site visits, participants must agree to wear an acceptable face covering when requested by the National Council or others involved in the program. Participants must also agree to follow other public health-related measures that may arise to continue taking part in the program.


The program is administered by National Council professionals and staff, together with more than two dozen of America’s foremost scholars and leading foreign affairs practitioners. The programs, activities, and functions represented by the organizations and corporations that provide the professional work experience component of the program are varied. Included among placements in recent years have been educational development and exchange organizations, bimonthly and quarterly publications, humanitarian relief groups, broadcasting networks, area studies centers, international transportation companies, foreign trade associations, peace and justice advocacy groups, and a variety of non-governmental organizations.

Application Fee and Fellowship Stipend

A $25 non-refundable program fee must be submitted with the application. This fee helps to defray the costs of administering the summer internship program and the accompanying seminar presentations.

Summer internship program participants, upon successful fulfillment of the program’s in-person academic seminar, attendance, and other requirements, will receive a $1,000 fellowship stipend.

How to Apply

Interested undergraduate and graduate students, or recent graduates, are asked to submit the following materials online or via mail prior to the application deadline in order to be considered for acceptance into the Summer Internship Program:
Letter of Interest: Applicants must submit a letter where they describe why they are interested in the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Washington, D.C. University Student Summer Internship Program and how it fits into their academic and career goals, background, experience and interest in the Arab region. Applicants should also include any other information they think is important for the selection committee to know. The Letter of Interest should be limited to one page single-spaced, or two pages double-spaced with 1 inch margins.Writing Sample: Applicants must compose a short paper on the topic “U.S.-Arab Relations: Assessing the successes and failures of American policy toward the GCC region over the last decade.” Papers must be in size 12 Times New Roman font, double-spaced with 1 inch margins, and may be no longer than three pages. Use citations where necessary.Resume: Applicants must submit a copy of their resume/CV. Most students need only one page for a resume, which should be neatly formatted.Official Transcripts: Applicants must submit official transcripts for all university-level work. Candidates may submit an additional letter explaining special circumstances that may have contributed to low (under 2.5) or inconsistent GPA or an excessive number of dropped or failed classes. All transcripts must be official. Official transcripts are those sent directly by the institution, or sealed in a separate envelope by the institution and released to the student. Some institutions facilitate electronic submission of official transcripts. Institutions may take several weeks to process transcript requests, so please plan ahead.Letters of Recommendation: Applicants must submit two (2) sealed letters of recommendation, or have the recommender mail them directly, from faculty members or others who know their academic work well. Letters can be mailed to the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations office or emailed to Emailed letters of recommendation must come directly from the faculty member’s or other recommender’s institutional email account, or they may be rejected.Application Fee: Applicants must submit payment for the application fee online in the amount of $25.00. This fee must be paid in order for an individual’s application to be considered. Online payment is available at: Internship Program Application available at: (1) Letter of Interest, (2) Writing Sample, and (3) Resume may be submitted online through the Google Form Application. They can also be emailed to

(4) Official Transcripts and (5) Letters of Recommendation may be mailed to the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations office [National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, Attn: Summer Internship Program, 1730 M St NW, Suite 503, Washington, DC 20036] or emailed to

Special consideration will be given to applicants who have participated in the National Council’s Youth Leadership Development Program / Model Arab League, but this is not a requirement for selection. Supplementary materials such as newspaper articles or writing samples that are not required or requested will not be considered during the review of applications.

Online Internship Program Application:

Application Fee Payment Page:

The FINAL APPLICATION DEADLINE is Friday, February 25, 2022.

The National Council may review and accept applicants on a rolling basis prior to the final application deadline. All materials must be postmarked by Friday, February 25, 2022, at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time, in order to be considered. Materials may arrive separately, such as official transcripts mailed directly by a college or university, or letters of recommendation. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that all materials are postmarked by the deadline. Supplementary materials such as published articles, non-academic certificates, or additional writing samples will NOT be considered. Late materials will NOT be considered.

Program Accomplishments

Over 400 students have participated in this program to date. Some have joined the U.S. Foreign Service. Several work as staff to Members of Congress or congressional committees dealing with matters of foreign policy. Many have proceeded to graduate school to obtain their masters degrees or doctorates in international relations with an emphasis on the Arab countries, the Middle East, and the Islamic world. Some have been employed by the National Council and other non-governmental organizations. Still others have become professional foreign affairs journalists or work with influential multinational corporations. These are just a few of the opportunities that program alumni have encountered.

Watch Students Speak About Their Experience In The Program:

Program Leaders

Chairman: Dr. John Duke Anthony, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Founding President and CEO; Knighted by Moroccan King Muhammad VI, bestowing upon him Morocco’s Highest Award for Excellence; Former U.S. Department of State Near East and North Africa Area and Country Studies Program Chairman; Former U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy and its Subcommittee on Sanctions Member; Author of numerous publications pertaining to American interests and involvement in the Arab region, the Middle East, and the Islamic world.

Coordinator: Ms. Katie Grandelli, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Student Programs Coordinator.


An estimated cost for ten weeks of student housing in Washington, D.C., is $2,000 – $3,000, not including meals and incidentals. Detailed information can be provided to assist interns in locating reasonably priced student housing at area universities, summer sublets, or other student housing facilities. Accepted students must confirm their status with National Council staff prior to making housing arrangements.



Ms. Katie Grandelli
Phone: +1 202-293-6466

National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations

Twitter: @ncusar
Instagram: @ncusar