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HCC Political Science Club

Page Roundtables: The Political Science Club has no formal membership and is open to any and all HCC students. Our most common event is a pizza-fueled roundtable discussion. We put the chairs into a large circle, sometimes two or more deep, and debate a hot topic of the day. The term "roundtable" is meant to imply that everyone has a voice and is free to express themselves. However, some students prefer just to listen and not comment themselves, which is fine. We follow no rules except that participants should debate the issues and attack each others' arguments without attacking each other personally. Occasionally a faculty member may redirect the conversation back to the topic if it strays too far, but we don't specifically have any restrictions or rules. Well... except that you can't just steal the pizza and leave. File Me Too: How should we evaluate claims of sexual misconduct against public officials? Thursday October 18, 12:30-2:00 pm: Katy Campus Cyberlounge File Are American Elections Legitimate? Should we trust our elections? Are they accurate and fair? Thursday Nov. 29, 1:00-2:30 pm: Katy Campus Cyberlounge (1550 Foxlake Dr.) File What happened to Civility, Tolerance, Transparency, and Restraint? Thursday Jan. 29, 1:00-2:30 pm: Katy Campus Room 382 (1550 Foxlake Dr.) File The Wall Wednesday Feb. 27, 12:30-2:00 pm: Cyberlounge, Katy Campus (1550 Foxlake Dr.) File American Socialism? Is there a newfound acceptance of socialism, especially among younger Americans? Is it just a matter of how we define the term? Tuesday April 9, 12:30-2:00 pm: Katy Campus-Katy Room #231, (1550 Foxlake Dr.)

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Link Internship in Washington DC Apply for a "leadership experience," offered at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Washington DC. There are one-week programs, summer semesters, fall semesters, or spring semesters. Many scholarships are available, both for this program and for college in general. File Harris County Republican Party Internships Help Republicans get elected in the November General Election. No prior experience necessary. This is your chance to get involved and get a start in politics! There will be opportunities to work with different departments within the Party if you prove you are ready for that next step. (See the next pdf for the application.) File Application for the Harris County Republican Party Internships Link Harris County Democratic Party Internships Help turn Texas Blue! The 2018 elections are an historic opportunity for Democrats and for you! Hardworking, passionate, future leaders will gain hands-on exposure to party politics, strengthen their understanding of the political process, and prepare for political opportunities. CLICK ON THE HYPERLINK TO APPLY BY SEPTEMBER 28. File City of Houston Pathways Internship Program • enables students to explore career possibilities, gain experience, develop marketable skills and establish professional connections. In some cases, an internship can even lead to a great job; • is unpaid, but may count towards course credit if approved by the college or university; • offers a flexible schedule with shifts from 8 hours to 40 hours per week. Applications are due Nov. 5 - Nov. 28. Link City of Houston Summer 2019 Jobs Program This summer, city departments are opening their doors to provide opportunities for you to earn while you learn about what it takes to serve the residents of the nation’s 4th largest city. Most positions are for 32 hours per week, at $8.00 per hour. The 2019 Summer Jobs Application will open February 11th and close March 23rd. To be eligible to participate in the program, you must be between the age of 16 and 24 by June 10th, and live in a City of Houston council district. Link Internship for Sylvester Turner for Mayor Campaign This internship is a comprehensive curriculum designed to teach students the nuts & bolts of campaigns, receive mentorship from experienced campaign staff, and hear from a variety of political guest speakers. The program was curated for a wide breadth of students; interns will interact with and learn from the campaign’s Field, Data, Operations, Communications, Political, Finance, and Policy departments. Write to "[email protected]" if you have questions.

US Census Bureau

Page U.S. Census recruitment and 60x30TX The 2020 Census offers Texas college students an opportunity to gain marketable skills while earning money that may help manage student debt, supporting two of the 60x30TX goals. The Census would like to hire college students to help address an anticipated labor shortage. Tying the marketable skills goal to Census recruitment is a good match for Texas students, who are uniquely poised to contribute to their communities as Census takers, and to simultaneously gain public service experience while earning income. We ask that you share these materials with your Career Services staff. Census field operations staff shared information about the 2020 Census recruitment efforts that will resonate with your student community: • All positions will have paid training. Training for most positions will begin as early as April 2019, will be of varying lengths, and may be online. The Area Census Offices are scheduled to be staffed by January 2019. Note: The Houston and San Antonio Area Census Offices have immediate openings. • Several position titles will have flexible schedules, including Census takers. Pay for Census takers (enumerators) will be competitive by county. Pay range for Census takers in Texas will be between $18 to $22 per hour (Harris County will be $24 hour). Demand is everywhere, urban and rural. • Census will be hiring full- and part-time workers locally. Requirements include: must be at least 18; must be a U.S. citizen; selected candidates will undergo a background check, including fingerprinting, that may take up to eight weeks to process; a second language is desirable, but not required. • Some position titles will be remote located (employees will work from home or in the field). All Census 2020 jobs are temporary, with varying lengths of employment, but could lead to future opportunities. Peak time is anticipated for January 2020. All Census 2020 jobs will end by September 30, 2020. • This work is well-suited to social science and liberal arts students, given the emphasis on demographics and the historical value of the Census. • Manager positions will be posted on https://www.usajobs.gov/. • All other Census 2020 positions will be posted on www.2020Census.gov/jobs. Note: The Census has immediate openings across the state for Recruiting Assistants (see attached flyer). • This is a chance to be part of history. The Census is required by the U.S. Constitution, Article 1, Section 2. The first Census was in 1790. The 2020 Census is the 24th decennial Census. • The decennial Census is the largest mobilization of federal workforce in times of peace.