SPAA Student Bulletin
March 21, 2017 | SPRING EDITION Flickr Instagram YouTube Facebook Twitter
Rutgers Spring 2
 
March 26, 2017
Registration for Fall 2017 starts

March 26th - April 9, 2017
Online MPA Priority Registration

April 26, 2017
To-Go Coffee Station from 4:30pm-6:30pm
CPS First Floor

May 1, 2017
Regular Classes End

May 17, 2017
SPAA/ RU-N Commencement 2017 9am-12pm  Prudential Center, Newark 

 
Registration for summer 2017 semester is still ongoing. We encourage all students to register as soon as possible to ensure the course you need is not cancelled due to low enrollment.  
Schedule of courses for fall 2017 will go live on March 13th and the registration to begin on March 26th. Online MPA students will have two week priority registration for online MPA courses from March 26 to April 9. Any on-campus MPA student looking to take online courses in the fall semester should email their preferences to Wendy Green at wg166@rutgers.edu starting on March 13th. Special permission numbers for online courses will be available after  April 14th and we will notify students who are eligible with the special permission number.
 
You are cordially invited to attend the Ph.D. in Public Administration Program's 
115th Dissertation Defense

Candidate: Huafang Li
On Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.in the
School of Public Affairs and Administration
(Center for Urban and Public Service)
111 Washington Street, Room 215
Newark Campus

A copy of the dissertation is available in the School of Public Affairs and Administration in room 135

Abstract of the Dissertation
Information and Donations: A Study of Nonprofit Online Communication
Dissertation Chair, Dr. Gregg Van Ryzin
 
The question of how to increase individual donations is one of the biggest challenges facing nonprofit organizations. Although research shows that many factors can motivate individuals to donate, little is known about how nonprofits use information to actually increase donations. Using a mixed-methods design, this dissertation employs behavioral theories of charitable giving to first explore 1) the types of information communicated by nonprofit organizations with the public, and 2) how these communication efforts influence individual giving decisions.
 
As a first step in examining these issues, this dissertation collected tweets communicated between the public and all nonprofits on the Topnonprofits.com 100 list, which ranks organizations by social media impact, website traffic, and Charity Navigator ratings. The big data analyses of these tweets show that there are four main types of communicated information: mission-related information, direct requests for donations, financial information and performance-related information. The results also show that mission-related information and direct requests are more frequently communicated than the other two types of information. A cheap information model is then proposed to explain why mission-related information and direct requests are communicated more frequently.
 
Next, the dissertation tests whether (and to what extent) the frequencies of each type of information about an organization are associated with the public attitudes toward that organization. Multivariable regressions find no significant associations between frequencies of information communicated and public attitudes toward nonprofits.
 
Finally, an online conjoint experiment is employed to explore the extent to which manipulation of the different types of informational messages (e.g., higher/lower evaluated missions, with/without direct requests, higher/lower program ratios, and higher/lower performance ratings) either boosts or decreases donations. These experimental results suggest that individuals are more likely to donate to a nonprofit with a higher evaluated mission, with direct requests, with higher program ratios and with a higher performance rating.
 
The results of this dissertation shed new light on the relationship between organizational information and individual donations. In addition to new theoretical insights, the findings from this dissertation should provide practical advice for nonprofit organizations on how to communicate information with donors more effectively.
 

You are cordially invited to attend the Ph.D. in Public Administration Program's 
114th Dissertation Defense

Candidate: Jermaine Wright
On Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.in the
School of Public Affairs and Administration
(Center for Urban and Public Service)
111 Washington Street, Room 309
Newark Campus

A copy of the dissertation is available in the School of Public Affairs and Administration in room 135
Abstract of the Dissertation

Equity as an Outcome: The Use of Performance Information to Address the Achievement Gap in Higher Education for Men of Color
Dissertation Chair, Dr. Gregg Van Ryzin
Social equity, often understood to be the third pillar of public administration, relies on the values of fairness and equality in the delivery of public services. Nevertheless, these are intangible features that are often more difficult to measure than efficiency and effectiveness. The higher education system in the U.S. is an ideal area to examine the equitable delivery of a public service, especially given its importance in a knowledge economy and the persistent race gap in education access and achievement. Therefore, this study looks at the use of performance information by administrators of men of color initiatives in U.S. colleges and universities as a way to address equity concerns and outcomes.

This study began by using a qualitative research design consisting of semi-structured interviews in the first phase, followed by a quantitative research design with an exploratory factor analysis and bivariate correlation in the second phase of data collection. Men of color diversity programs were stratified into Ivy League institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), university systems, community colleges, and senior colleges. There were six senior college administrators, three community college administrators, four HBCU administrators, one Ivy League administrator, and one university system administrator interviewed, resulting in a total of 15 administrators. Once the initial qualitative phase of the data collection was completed, an online survey was developed based in part on the interview findings, and sent to a list of 140 men of color initiative administrators nationwide. The response rate for the survey was 45%.

The quantitative results provide unique and original data on the program design, number of students participating, structural/institutional barriers, and outcomes of men of color initiatives across the US. Interestingly, the results from the qualitative phase of the study indicates that equity is not generally measured, exposure to informal mentoring shaped how administrators designed their programs, representativeness is critical to ensuring diversity, and institutional commitment is necessary for men of color initiatives to succeed. While the results from the quantitative phase confirms these findings, it also emphasizes that mentoring is the most widely used service or activity for men of color initiatives, retention rates, and graduation rates are the two most widely collected data points; equity, efficiency, and effectiveness outcomes can co-exist without tension. Overall, this study has provided deeper insight into the challenges of including equity into the practice of performance measurement and management.
Dear SPAA students you are or will be a proud alumni of the 
School of Public Affairs and Administration
 
The time has come to celebrate your achievements during the Rutgers University - Newark Commencement Ceremony  on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 9:00 am  at the Prudential Center - http://www.prucenter.com/
 
In preparation for the ceremony, we will host two (2) graduation workshops on:
  •          Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm - CPS 104 or 105
  •          Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 9:00 am - 10:00 am - CPS 104 or 105
 
You do not have to attend both sessions, whichever fits your schedule.
 
CAP & GOWNS
In order to participate in the ceremony, you must pre-order your cap and gown by Monday, March
20, 2017 - www.oakhalli.com/rutgersnewark.  You must pay for the cap and gown at the time of the order.  
 
You will pick up your Cap & Gown at the Rutgers Newark Bookstore the week of April 24, 2017.
  •          Monday through Thursday  10am - 8pm
  •          Friday 10am - 6pm
  •          Saturday 10am - 5pm
  •          Sunday 10am - 4pm
 
SALUTE WEEK
We will continue to celebrate our students during Salute Week, a week of activities to celebrate all of our graduates leading up to graduate.  During the week of May 8 - May 13, 2017, we will host activities (i.e. Color Run, BBQ, Paint & Sip).  The dates and details are still being finalized, therefore please look forward to email notification, updates on the website, and the excitement of your peers, classmates, and colleagues.
 
PI ALPHA ALPHA
If you are eligible for induction into the Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society, you will receive an official invitation.  The induction ceremony is scheduled for Monday, May 15, 2017 - 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm in the Paul Robeson Campus Center.  The eligibility requirements are based on your cumulative gpa as of the fall 2016 semester or winter 2017 semester.  For
  •          Undergraduates Students - 3.500 cum gpa
  •          Graduate Students - 3.850 cum gpa
 
On behalf of the dean, faculty, and staff, we look forward to celebrating this awesome accomplishment with you, your family, and friends. Looking forward to seeing you within the next 6 - 8 weeks.

The Career Development Center will be offering the following Workshop event in March and April 2017.
 
CV and Resume Writing; Search Resources
Monday, March 27, 2017 at 5:00 PM in Hill 108;  or   Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 2:30 PM in Hill Hall 108
 
Any assistance or support that you can provide to promote this to your Grad Student populations would be sincerely appreciated.
 
If you have any questions,  please contact the Career Development Center at Rutgers University Newark. 
Social Justice & Leadership Retreat
 
Looking for first and second year students as well as first year transfer students
who are motivated to participate in dialogue between diverse communities on campus.
 
RETREAT IN THE
CATSKILL MOUNTAINS
DATE: APRIL 7-9, 2017
 
If you want to attend the Social Justice and Leadership Retreat Click Here.
RUTGERS UNIIVERSITY - NEWARK
DEPARTMENT OFF SOCIAL WORK AND
THE ORGANIZATION OF BLACK FACULTY AND STAFF
PRESENT: THIS PROGRAM

WE STILL REMAIN
PANELISTS INCLUDE:

 Rev. Roy Bundy, Tribal Leader Powhatan Renape Nation
 Ms. Claire Garland, Director Sand Hill Indian Historical Association
 Chief Mark Gould, Principal Chief Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation
 Lance Gumbs, Regional VP NATII Congress of American Indians
 Chief Dwayne Perry, Principal Chief Ramapough Lenape Nation 
 
MODERATOR: Pastor J. R. Norwood, Ph.D. Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation       

Panel will discuss issues concerning cultural heritage, cohesion of tribal governance and systematic and institutional racism. 

A FOCUS ON NEW JERSEY
NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES
SATURDAY APRIL 8,2017
ESSEX ROOM
PAUL ROBESON CAMPUS CENTER
REGISTRATION (INCLUDING CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST)
8:00AM - 9:15AM

PANEL DISCUSSION/POW WOW
9:30AM - 12:00PM
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY - NEWARK
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WORK AND
THE ORGANIZATION OF BLACK FACULTY AND STAFF PRESENT:

THIS PROGRAM WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY A GRANT FROM THE OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR,RUTGERS UNIVERSITY-NEWARK.
Scholarships, Fellowships and Academic Opportunities
SPAA Graduate Student Conference Travel Fund
 
Limited funds are available from the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) to support graduate student travel to conferences. The maximum amount available for each student is up to $500.
 
In order to be considered for this travel fund, please provide documentation of acceptance for the conference and an abstract of the presentation. If awarded, funds will be used to reimburse expenses after the conference has occurred. Reimbursements for travel must follow School and university policies and procedures.
 
Send your request for consideration to Melissa Rivera, PhD, Associate Dean for Finance, Technology and Administration, at melar@rutgers.edu. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

Scholarship for Public Administration, Public Policy, and Public Affairs
THE INTER-UNIVERSITY CONSORTIUM FOR POLITICAL AND SOCIAL RESEARCH
The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Council has authorized a scholarship to encourage participation in the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research by graduate students in the fields of public administration, public policy, and public affairs.
This scholarship is intended for advanced students who are currently enrolled and active in graduate programs (including Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Policy, and Master of Public Affairs programs, as well as Ph.D. and D.P.A. programs). There are no requirements about the specific substantive focus of a student's research, but applicants to this scholarship must be interested in acquiring quantitative skills in order to execute empirical (i.e., data-based) work within public administration, public policy, or public affairs.
Application materials should be submitted electronically to the Summer Program. Applicants should first register for the ICPSR Summer Program through the Program's  online Portal on this website, and select classes in one or both of the four-week sessions. Note that course selections may be modified and changed later, but that the scholarship committee may use an applicant's preferred courses as a criterion in the selection process for the scholarship. After selecting courses in one or both four-week sessions, applicants must email the following supporting materials directly to  sumprog@icpsr.umich.edu:
  1. A current curriculum vitae
  2. A cover letter from the student, explaining how participation in the ICPSR Summer Program will contribute toward completion of the graduate degree
  3. Two letters of recommendation from faculty. Your letter writers should directly submit their recommendations to the ICPSR Summer Program at  sumprog@icpsr.umich.edu and include your name and the scholarship you're applying for in the subject line or body of the email.
http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/content/sumprog/scholarship/policy.html

Deadline: March 31, 2017
(Scholarship)
Eagleton Fellowship Program
APPLY NOW for the 2017-2018 Eagleton Fellowship Program in Politics and Government

- One-year interdisciplinary certificate program open to graduate students in ALL Rutgers schools and      departments (part time and international students also eligible)
- Stipends and tuition remission available
- Students continue working towards degree without interruption
- Application and recommendation letter deadline is  March 23rd
Newark Student Success Scholarship

There's an exciting scholarship opportunity for Rutgers University Newark students who are residents of the City of Newark!  We invite applicants to apply for Mission Graduation - Newark Student Success Scholarship. This scholarship is supported by a grant from the Community Foundation of New Jersey/Newark Celebration 350 Fund. Newark Celebration 350 has partnered with the Newark City of Learning Collaborative to offer Newark students mini-grants of up to $1000. The goal of this program is to keep students from dropping out of college and increasing the number of Newark residents with post-secondary degrees.  We all know the best advertising is the one that is passed along by a trusted friend or advisor. If you know of a student who may meet the eligibility guidelines, please pass this opportunity on to them, the scholarship details are outlined below.  If you have questions, please let me know. Thanks in advance for your support.
 
Eligibility
  • The Office of Financial Aid must have a completed FAFSA on file for the semester that you are requesting the scholarship. Need help in completing the FAFSA, no problem - FAFSA assisting is available at the Office of Financial Aid.  
  • Be a Rutgers University-Newark student who is a resident of the City of Newark.
  • Be in your junior or senior year or have acquired 60+ credits.
  • Scholarship cannot be awarded to cover direct tuition and/or school fees. Applicants must have no open RU-N school account balance   
  • This scholarship can be award to assist students with indirect educational expenses only: books, health insurance, transportation, childcare, food, tutoring, medical expenses, utility bills, minor care repairs, field trips, conferences, and internships expenses.
Deadline :
                      December 1, 2017. Funding will be awarded in the manner applications are received and                                reviewed while funding is available.
Award :        Scholarship amount: $500 to $1,000 (amount will be determined by the Office of Financial Aid).  
 
All interested students should complete the scholarship application and return it to the Office of Financial (by email, in-person, or mail)

Email: Director, Natalia Morisseau at Natalia.morisseau@ofa.rutgers.edu
In-Person: 249 University Ave, Newark NJ - Blumenthal Hall 3rd Floor, Office of Financial Aid
Mail: Rutgers University- Newark - 249 University Ave Newark NJ 07102 - Blumenthal Hall 3rd Floor -Attn:            Office of Financial Aid
Mapping New Directions on International Research

The Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA Centers) will be hosting the inaugural graduate student symposium dedicated to "Mapping New Directions on International Research" on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, from 1 to 5 pm, at the College Avenue Student Center in New Brunswick, NJ.

We invite all Rutgers students enrolled in graduate programs in New Brunswick, Camden, Newark, and RBHS who are conducting international research in any interdisciplinary field to submit proposals to participate in the symposium. The symposium will provide a unique opportunity for graduate students to share their international research projects with faculty, other students, university administrators, and members of the public. The deadline for submission is Monday, April 3, 2017.
Submission Guidelines
Please send an email to Stephanie Perez ( sperez@global.rutgers.edu) by Monday, April 3, 2017; include the following information and identify "Graduate Symposium 2017" in the subject line:
  • Name
  • Graduate Program and School
  • Name of faculty advisor
  • Cell phone and email address
  • Title of presentation
  • 300-word abstract of presentation
  • Format of presentation:
    • I. Flash Presentations: These flash presentations are a rapid-fire, engaging performance of 15 image-rich slides. Each slide shows for exactly 20 seconds before automatically moving to the next. Total presentation time is a speedy 5 minutes. In reviewing abstracts, the program committee will be looking for evidence of students' ability to describe their international research project to a general audience.
    • II. Posters: Posters are an interactive format that allows students to have substantive discussions about their research projects with interested colleagues. The GAIA Centers will pay for poster printing.
    • III. Other Format: If you would like to present in another format--i.e., short film, multimedia, etc.--please let us know so we can try to accommodate your submission.
For more info, please feel free to contact Rick Lee ( rick.lee@global.rutgers.edu) or Stephanie Perez ( sperez@global.rutgers.edu).
Sincerely,
Rick H. Lee, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Global Programs and Relations
Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs

SPAA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS 

In the next few days, SPAA students will receive an email regarding the available SPAA scholarships. Applications will be made available before Spring Break, and need to be submitted by March 24th. All scholarships will be applied to the Fall 2017 term bill. Be sure to watch your email for the announcement!
Recent Job Opportunities from Rutgers SPAA's job board:
National Academy of Public Administration, Washington, D.C.
 
This internship provides the opportunity to work directly with the Director of Fellow Relations, on a variety of tasks related to the Fellows and Board members such as: researching specific information, writing and editing requested materials, and attending project panel meetings as well as "shadow" a staff member on other projects.   This internship will assist with staffing the Academy's five Standing Panels, and assist on a number of Fellow initiatives.  Other tasks may surface during the internship and your assistance will be utilized in many ways that will be rewarding.
 
National Academy of Public Administration, Washington, D.C.
 
This internship provides the opportunity to work directly with the Academy's Chief Financial Officer and Director of Development.  As an intern with this team, you will be involved in an array of financial projects such as: developing networking information on Academy Fellows and other contacts to improve the Academy's outreach and services to members; assisting in the development of an electronic filing system for bills received by the Academy and invoices issued by the Academy; and supporting the Academy's financial operations.  The work will involve internet-based research, development of office automation procedures, and support for important financial activities of the Academy.  Other tasks may surface that will allow you to assist in many other ways.  Some prior exposure to accounting is useful, but not required.  Overall you will find the work to be rewarding. Internships are available in the summer, fall and spring.
 
United Way Worldwide, Washington, D.C.
 
As the Stakeholder Communications Intern, you will be an integral member of the Marketing Department's Communications Team. You'll get real-life, substantive and meaningful communications experience at the world's largest privately-funded nonprofit.  
 
You'll be researching and writing content to illustrate the community-building work United Way does around the world with our 85 global corporate partners. Success in this role is defined by your ability to help our team create & push out stories that tell the story of United Way Worldwide.

Paid Summer Internship
MDRC, New York, NY

MDRC is seeking paid undergraduate summer Interns of diverse backgrounds for our New York City office to be part of multidisciplinary teams developing evaluation research on current social policy issues.
 
This internship targets rising undergraduate seniors who are seeking to develop their knowledge and work experience in the field of social policy. Each intern will have the opportunity to support a range of projects within MDRC's five policy areas: Family Well-Being and Children's Development, K-12 Education, Young Adults and Postsecondary Education, Low-Wage Workers and Communities, and Health and Barriers to Employment.
 
Interns will participate in diverse activities for projects at various stages of development. Potential tasks include: assisting with proposals or project report writing/editing, conducting background research, supporting teams and service providers as they implement program models being tested, and/or contributing to qualitative and quantitative research activities. Interns will also learn about various departments at MDRC and participate in trainings, presentations and other professional development activities. The internship will last for 8 weeks (June - August) and will take place at MDRC's New York City office. For more details on additional qualificationsand to apply, Click Here.

INTERN AT GALLERY AFERRO: Curatorial Internship
Newark, NJ

Gallery Aferro is currently looking to fill 2 part-time Curatorial internship positions for  Spring 2017.

Eligibility: Undergraduate, Graduate students or recent grads.
To Apply:  Email resume and cover letter to Jacob Mandel at jmandel@aferro.org with the
                   subject line: Curatorial Intern

Gallery Aferro interns have the unique opportunity to work closely with staff and the larger arts community in learning all aspects of a nonprofit organization. Because Gallery Aferro is both a presenting and a workspace organization with strong connections to cultural professionals, the internship position can build excellent professional skills/contacts and a breadth of knowledge that goes well beyond the work involved. Internships at Gallery Aferro are particularly beneficial to motivated and enthusiastic individuals who are interested in cultivating curatorial, operational, and arts administration experience in order to gain work experience and fulfill career goals in the art world.

The Curatorial Intern will get special access to the Gallery Aferro staff's continuing engagement with curatorial practices and can work on the many different arts initiatives that Gallery Aferro engages in regularly. Curatorial Interns will work closely with and liaise between curators and exhibiting artists as well as collaborate with Gallery Aferro staffers. Gallery Aferro is a Newark, NJ-based nonprofit alternative arts organization founded in 2003. Gallery Aferro currently operates out of a 20,000 sq ft building in downtown
Newark. We offer exhibitions and events featuring local, national and international artists, an year-round workspace residency program, and a publication line consisting of artist's books, essays, experimental music compilations, and exhibition catalogs. Gallery Aferro also offers educational resources including school tours and a community book room.

The Curatorial Intern will report directly to the Artistic Director, will work closely with the Gallery Manager and Exhibition Designer, and must be available at least 12 hours a week. Candidates should possess good phone and email manners, the ability to be punctual, have a basic working knowledge of Macintosh computers, have a basic working knowledge of Excel and Google docs, but most of all have an interest in contemporary art and an enthusiasm for working with the public. Other valuable skills would be experience with Adobe Creative Suite products and experience with digital photography.

INTERN AT GALLERY AFERRO: Communication and Outreach Internship
Newark, NJ

Gallery Aferro is currently looking to fill 2 part-time Communication and Outreach internship  positions  for Spring 2017.

Eligibility: Undergraduate, Graduate students or recent grads.
To Apply:  Email resume and cover letter to Jacob Mandel at jmandel@aferro.org with the 
                   subject line: Outreach Intern

Gallery Aferro interns have the unique opportunity to work closely with staff and the larger arts community in learning all aspects of a nonprofit organization. Because Gallery Aferro is both a presenting and a workspace organization with strong connections to cultural professionals, the internship position can build excellent professional skills/contacts and a breadth of knowledge that goes well beyond the work involved. Internships at Gallery Aferro are particularly beneficial to motivated and enthusiastic individuals who are interested in cultivating curatorial, operational, and arts administration experience in order to gain work experience and fulfill career goals in the art world.

Communication and Outreach Interns will work with the entire Gallery Aferro Administrative Staff in promoting and organizing events and programs. Gallery Aferro has a wide range of innovative
programs that are constantly being developed, refined, and implemented. The Communication and
Outreach Intern will get the exciting opportunity to work on creative promotional campaigns across
our diverse range of organizational programs. 
Gallery Aferro is a Newark, NJ-based nonprofit alternative arts organization founded in 2003.  Gallery Aferro currently operates out of a 20,000 sq ft building in downtown Newark. We offer  exhibitions and events featuring local, national and international artists, a year-round workspace  residency program, and a publication line consisting of artist's books, essays, experimental music
compilations, and exhibition catalogs. Gallery Aferro also offers educational resources including school tours and a community book room.

The Communication and Outreach Intern will report directly to the Artistic Director, will work closely with the Gallery Manager and Exhibition Designer, and must be available at least 12 hours a week. Candidates should possess good phone and email manners, the ability to be punctual and detail-oriented, have a basic working knowledge of Macintosh computers, have a basic working knowledge of Excel and Google docs, but most of all have an interest in contemporary art and an enthusiasm for working with the public. Other valuable skills would be experience with Adobe products, experience with digital photography, and a basic working knowledge of consumer grade video cameras and editing. Required: punctuality, enthusiasm, and follow through on projects.

INTERN AT GALLERY AFERRO: Administrative Assistant Internship
Newark, NJ

Gallery Aferro is currently looking to fill 2 part-time Administrative internship positions for  Spring 2017

Eligibility: Undergraduate, Graduate students or recent grads.
To Apply:  Email resume and cover letter to Jacob Mandel at jmandel@aferro.org with the
                   subject line: Administrative Intern

Gallery Aferro interns have the unique opportunity to work closely with staff and the larger arts community in learning all aspects of a nonprofit organization. Because Gallery Aferro is both a presenting and a workspace organization with strong connections to cultural professionals, the internship position can build excellent professional skills/contacts and a breath of knowledge that goes well beyond the work involved. Internships at Gallery Aferro are particularly beneficial to motivated and enthusiastic individuals who are interested in cultivating curatorial, operational, and arts administration experience in order to gain work experience and fulfill career goals in the art world. Administrative Assistant Interns will work side by side with the Gallery Director and Gallery Manager on major administrative and fundraising projects. Gallery Aferro has a wide range of innovative programs that are constantly being developed, refined, and implemented. The
Administrative Assistant Intern will receive hands on experience working directly with the administrative staff to make these programs operate effectively.

Gallery Aferro is a Newark, NJ-based nonprofit alternative arts organization founded in 2003. Gallery Aferro currently operates out of a 20,000 sq ft building in downtown Newark. We offer exhibitions and events featuring local, national and international artists, a year-round workspace residency program, and a publication line consisting of artist's books, essays, experimental music compilations, and exhibition catalogs. Gallery Aferro also offers educational resources including school tours and a community book room.

The Administrative Assistant Intern will report directly to the Gallery Director, will work closely with the Gallery Manager and Exhibition Designer, and must be available at least 12 hours a week. Candidates should possess good phone and email manners, the ability to be punctual and detail-oriented, have a basic working knowledge of Macintosh computers, have a basic working knowledge of Excel and Google docs, but most of all have an interest in contemporary art and an enthusiasm for working with the public.

Newark Mayor Ras Barak's Office Internship Opportunity

Newark Mayor Ras Barak's Office is currently seeking applications from Undergraduate Public Affairs & Administration students and MPA students for Internships.  There are Internship opportunities available immediately and internships available during the summer.  
 
Interns will have the opportunity to work on key projects that are critical to the City of Newark.  
 
If interested, please send a resume to Dr. Stephanie Newbold (stephanie.newbold@rutgers.edu) with your preference of starting this semester with the possibility of continuing in the summer or starting in the summer.  



Visit pacareer.newark.rutgers.edu/job-board for more opportunities. For inquiries, contact the Writing and Career Development Center at writenow@rutgers.edu or 973-353-2571.
New Opportunities
Sail and Study on the Peace Boat in Latin America this summer!
 
Thinking about how to make the most of your summer this year? Then consider traveling abroad with Peace Boat while gaining experience working with an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations to become part of an "international floating village."
 
Peace Boat has been organizing global and regional voyages for more than 30 years with the aim of fostering peace, human rights, and equal and sustainable development. Peace Boat seeks to create awareness and action based on effecting positive social and political change in the world.
 
Peace Boat US, its sister organization in New York, is organizing a special summer study program this year called " PEACE EDUCATION AND THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS IN LATIN AMERICA" that will give participants the chance to travel to Panama, Nicaragua and El Salvador from June 20-July 3rd and help promote the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
 
If you are interested in international cooperation and sustainability, this program is for you. If you want to travel and gain direct experience with other cultures, worldviews, and realities,  this program is for you. If you are eager to mingle and collaborate with other students, community leaders, and UN and government representatives, this experience is for you.
 
To see the full program itinerary and find out how to register, visit: 

For additional questions, feel free to contact me at:
 
Sommer B. Flood
Rutgers SPAA Student/ Peace Boat Intern