Events and Opportunities

2020 APSA Ralph Bunche Summer Institute (RBSI) - Deadline is January 17, 2020

The 2020 APSA Ralph Bunche Summer Institute (RBSI) for undergraduate juniors interested in pursuing a graduate degree in political science will be held over five weeks from late-May through late-June 2020 at Duke University. RBSI introduces the world of doctoral study in political science to undergraduate students from under-represented racial and ethnic groups and those interested in broadening participation in political science and pursuing scholarship on issues affecting underrepresented groups or issues of tribal sovereignty and governance. Review eligibility requirements and learn how to apply.

Save the date for a celebration honoring Dr. Paul Weber's legacy - January 30, 2020

You are invited to a book launch party in honor of Dr. Paul Weber's legacy at the University of Louisville. The celebration will be held at the University Club at 200 E. Brandeis Ave. with a reception from 5-6 p.m. and a program following from 6-7 p.m. Registration includes a copy of “The Story of Paul Weber,” compiled by Maddie Reno; one "Jesuit Manhattan," Paul's favorite cocktail; light hors d'oeuvres; a UofL Political Science swag bag; and a donation to support Political Science student internships. Click here to register!

Public Policy Fellowship program at the Chicago Hispanic Caucus Institute - Deadline is January 30, 2020

Begin your path toward becoming one of our nation’s future Latino policymakers. Recent college graduates can take advantage of this paid fellowship, which opens doors for talented young Latinos who are pursuing a career in public policy. Our goal is to help you accelerate your career in public policy so that more Latinos attain higher levels of policy leadership, which will make a better America for us all. You will spend nine months working in Washington, D.C., with significant exposure to leaders in congressional offices, federal agencies, national nonprofit advocacy organizations, government-related institutes, and more—growing both personally and professionally during your fellowship experience. Click here to learn more!

University of Louisville Law School Diversity and Inclusion Day - January 31, 2020

Finding the right fit for law school can be tough. You're looking for an exceptional academic experience in a supportive environment that lets you be who you are. Whether you're a senior planning your next move or a freshman exploring your options, we welcome you to tour the law school, learn more about the admissions process and meet some of the fabulous faculty, students and staff who make up our dynamic community. This event is from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Click here to register!

David Hershberg Scholarship for Summer Study Abroad - Deadline is February 14, 2020

This annual scholarship awards recipients funds of at least $2,000 to be used to help defray the costs of international travel, lodging, and maintenance for a period of at least 21 days of study or research outside the United States. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of academic merit and by the importance of their proposed study/research abroad experience for their personal, intellectual, and professional career goals.The scholarship is administered by the World Affairs Council of Kentucky & Southern Indiana, a non-profit member-based organization whose mission is to promote cross-cultural awareness, education and tolerance through nonpartisan discussions on current international issues. Click here to apply!

CivicSpark Fellows 2020-2021 - Deadline is June 30, 2020

CivicSpark is a Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps program dedicated to building capacity for local public agencies to address community resilience issues such as climate change, water resource management, housing, and mobility. CivicSpark is a program of the Local Government Commission in partnership with the State of California through the Office of Planning and Research, and CaliforniaVolunteers. Each year, CivicSpark recruits 90 Fellows to build local public agency capacity throughout the state for 11 months. During their service year, CivicSpark Fellows implement a needed sustainability and resilience project, while also building long-term capacity to ensure the work is sustained after their service year is completed. Click here to learn more!


Keep an eye out for more Political Science events and opportunities coming soon!