ED Seeks Fall Interns

ED Seeks Fall Interns

Are you interested in serving in the final term of the historic Obama administration at the U.S. Department of Education? Have you ever wondered about pursuing a federal career? Are you interested in public service? Would you like to gain valuable work experience and help move the needle on education issues in this country?

The Department of Education may have opportunities that match your interests – and we’re currently accepting applications for interns!

Our Department is a place where you can explore fields like education policy, education law, business and finance, research and analysis, intergovernmental relations and public affairs, or traditional and digital communications, all while learning about the role federal government plays in education.

Our interns also participate in professional development sessions and events outside of the office, such as lunches with ED and other government officials, movie nights, and tours of the Capitol, Supreme Court and other local sights.

One of the many advantages of interning at ED is our proximity to some of the most historic and celebrated sites in our nation’s capital, all accessible by walking or taking the Metro.

ED is accepting applications for Fall 2016 internships through July 15, 2016 (11:59 p.m. EST)

If you are interested in interning during the upcoming term, there are three things you must send in order to be considered for an interview:

A cover letter summarizing why you wish to work at ED and stating your previous experiences in the field of education, if any. Include which particular offices interest you. (But, keep in mind that – due to the volume of applications we receive – if we accept you as an intern we may not be able to place you in your first-choice office.)
An updated resumé.
A completed copy of the Intern Application.
Prospective interns should send these three documents in one email to StudentInterns@ed.gov with the subject line formatted as follows: Last Name, First Name: Summer Intern Application.

(Note: For candidates also interested in applying specifically to the Office of General Counsel, please see application requirements here. International applicants should review requirements here.)

An internship at ED is one of the best ways students can learn about education policy and working in the civil service. It’s also a fantastic opportunity to develop crucial workplace skills that will help you in whatever career path you choose. And, it’s an opportunity to meet fellow students who share your passion for education, learning, and engagement.

Click here for more information or to get started on your application today.

De’Rell Bonner is a special assistant and youth liaison in the Office of Communications and Outreach at the U.S. Department of Education.

50th Anniversary of the 1966 Rio Grande City Melon Strike of La Casita

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50th Anniversary of the 1966 Rio Grande City Melon Strike of La Casita
Where: In front of the Rio Grande City Court House
When: June 1, 2016
Time: 9am

A program will be held, followed by a short march. The Kelsey-Bass Museum on Washington Street will have an exhibit of photos of the strike.

Huelguistas and Peregrinos will be on the program to recall and tell us that history. Invited guests who are tentatively confirmed include Dolores Huerta, Arturo Rodriguez, and Paul Chavez.

LINK TO EVENT ON FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1679234475656673/

UTRGV Center for Mexican American Studies will be holding a series of events in the Fall to commemorate the Melon Strike and the Civil Rights Movement it Sparked in Texas.

For more information on the commemoration of this important event follow the website dedicated to commemorating this historic lucha!


Congratulations to MAS Faculty Affiliate Dr. Robert Moreira

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Congratulations to MAS Faculty Affiliate Dr. Robert Moreira on the successful completion of his Ph.D. in English from UTSA. The tittle of his dissertation is

“Ambidexterity: Agency, Multi-Ethnic Differential Movements, and Ideology in Baseball Literature, Film, and Performance.” Chair: Dr Ben Olguin; Committee Members: Drs. Norma Cantú, Sonia Saldívar-Hull, and Marco Cervantes.