Bush Center Internship

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Fall 2014 Internship Program


The George W. Bush Presidential Center is seeking professional, dependable, enthusiastic students for unpaid internships for the 2014 fall semester.  The George W. Bush Presidential Center (the Bush Center) is a dynamic hub of ideas, innovation, and action that includes: a library to preserve and present the history of the Bush presidency; a unique physical and virtual presence to convene and connect neighbors and visitors from across the country and around the world; and an action oriented institute to develop practical and measurable solutions to challenging public problems.

To Apply

1. Apply online by going to http://www.bushcenter.org and clicking on the “Employment” link at the bottom of the homepage, which redirects you to an employment site where you can complete the application online.

The firm deadline is before 5:00 p.m. CST on Wednesday, August 29, 2014.

2. Please also submit one letter of recommendation from either a school faculty or staff member OR a former employer. This letter must be sent by the author no later than 5:00 p.m. Central on Friday, August 29, 2014 to jhunt@bushcenter.org with the applicant’s name as the subject line.

Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please direct questions to jhunt@bushcenter.org

For more information, visit:
2014 GWB Fall Internship Program


Professor Flournoy’s letter to her students – past and present

A letter to my students, past and present

Professor Flournoy couldn’t have left a better note…

We love your style, Professor Flournoy – you will be dearly missed and fondly remembered…

Click on ‘A letter to my students, past and present’




Write Right

Write Right is a perfect way to describe the most common misuse of same-sounding words we see every day in blogs and social media pushes. Here are the main culprits:

•   your and you’re
•   there and their and they’re
•   its and it’s

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Surrender to Defeat Your Fear of Public Speaking

You will never conquer your fear of public speaking by visualizing your audience in their underwear. I imagine that this strategy would be at best distracting and at worst disturbing. There are dozens of more, or less, useful tips offered by experts to help you deal with a fear of public speaking. Most of the suggestions have the potential to help, but for me, no tactic was effective until I changed my attitude during stressful speaking situations.

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Ben Voth, COMM Professor, TEDxSMU Speaker, April 11


Inside SMU Powered by TEDxSMU


TEDxSMU is very excited to be partnering with SMU’s Office of Development and External Affairs to present Inside SMU Powered by TEDxSMU during Founder’s Day Weekend!

Founder’s Day is an annual celebration of the founding of SMU and the spirit of the University. The cornerstone of the day is Inside SMU, an open house that highlights all the best and brightest ideas across campus.

Changers is the theme for the day and our speakers will be presenting ideas that shift the direction of a discussion or cause movement in big ways.

Friday, April 11
1:00 to 5:00pm
Greer Garson Theatre in Owen Arts Center at SMU 

Martin Camp | Faculty
Christopher Carrillo | Student
Marc Christensen | Faculty
Jaime Clark-Soles | Faculty
Mariah Cowley | Student
Brittany Harrington | Student
Michael Harris | Faculty
Jon Horton | Staff
Dennis E. Murphree | Alumni
Blake Norvell | Alumni
Stephen Rankin | Staff
Joshua Rovner | Faculty
Dennis Simon | Faculty
Willard Spiegelman | Faculty
Ben Voth | Faculty
Arnaud Zimmern | Student









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COMM Studies Internship Opportunities

The Division of Communication Studies posts internship opportunities on a daily basis through the division listserve.

As registration season is upon us for summer and fall 2014 – please check your email daily.

If you are not receiving emails from Rebecca Hewitt regarding internships, please see Mrs. Hewitt in ULEE 229.

SMU political career panel and networking reception, this Wednesday, 3/26 at 5pm

For our political hounds…

And remember, you may not yet know of your interest in local, state or federal government…

Professor Rita Kirk of our division will be a guest speaker at this event…

Please plan to join her and others – see attached PDF and information below…

 Southern Methodist University

Careers Around the Capitol:  Career Panel

Wednesday, March 26, 2014; 5:00-6:30 p.m.




  • The event will take place in the West Ballroom, Lower Level, in the Hughes Trigg Student Center.



  • The purpose of this event is to educate our students in finding internships or full-time jobs in the hidden job market as it relates to local, state, or federal government positions.



  • Michael Dorff ‘04: Manager, Burson Marsteller; former White House liaison to Departments of Veterans Affairs and Agriculture and policy assistant to White House under President George W. Bush
  • Rob Johnson ’97: GOP political consultant and former gubernatorial and presidential campaign manager to Governor Rick Perry
  • Garrett Landry ’10: Policy Program Coordinator at Teaching Trust and current candidate for Irving School Board (District 2); former  Field Director for Texas State House of Representatives Campaign and Program Director for National Student Leadership Conference
  • Liz Zornes: Chief of Staff for State Representative Rafael Anchia

Mock Trial Dominates Competition at Regional Qualifier

We’ve got more great news from the SMU Mock Trial teams! This weekend our Red and Blue teams competed at the Regional competition hosted by our friends at UT Dallas. The Red team took second place with no losses and an impressive 7-0-1 record. The Blue team took sixth with five wins. This means that both of our teams are advancing to the Opening Round Championship in Memphis, TN March 21-23, where they will vie for a bid to Nationals! There were 21 teams competing, with some really tough competition from UT Austin, Rhodes College, and Baylor, so to have both of our SMU teams place in the top six is really outstanding.

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We also got three individual awards: from the Red team, Haley High got an attorney award and Kaitlin Wetz got a witness award. From the Blue team, Catherine Montgomery got a witness award.

Special recognition should go to the fine volunteer judges that assisted the teams:  Christina de la Garza, Nichol Bunn, Lauren Leahy, Russell Pharr and Kai Hecker.

Communication Studies Hosts High School Debate Tournament

The SMU Department of Communication Studies and the SMU Debate Team hosted the  Varsity City Championships of the Dallas Urban Debate Association on Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15.  Eighteen schools from DISD competed, and students from Woodrow Wilson and W.T. White High Schools qualified for the National Urban Debate League Tournament held in Washington D.C.


The Dallas Urban Debate Association is a non-profit organization that provides debate training, tournaments and mentorship to area high school and middle school students.


Non Profit Paid Internship w/ GlobeAware

Social Media Director/some admin (Lakewood/East Dallas)

$10 an hour; flexible hours but roughly noon to 5pm Mon-Friday, great for someone seeking flexible part-time position. Working for international nonprofit www.globeaware.org that organizes international volunteer program registrations. Requires making social media updates to twitter, facebook, etc, answering phones to explain programs, occasional data entry, emailing returned volunteers for feedback; organizing photo database as needed; weekly mail drop and check deposit runs, etc. Training provided. Paid 4 hours for any on-call time chosen on weekends, if you are willing to be on call. Requirements, good basic computer skills;  active interest and experience with twitter, Facebook and possibly Pinterest and Instagram, experience with independent international travel, especially to developing countries, experience with international volunteering a strong plus; Spanish a strong plus. Skills with photoshop and or making basic marketing materials a plus, but not required, also skills editing informal videos online.

Knowledge of or sincere interest in other cultures a tremendous plus!

College degree preferred but not required.

Email to sandy@globeaware.com or call 214-824-4562