Wednesday, November 25, 2009

From Bentonville to Kathmandu

Here's the last entry for this holiday-truncated week. We'll see you again on Monday, November 30.

1) 1SkyIntern info (pdf)

2) American Enterprise InstituteInternship info – plus additional info on Critical Threats Project Internship

3) American Veterinary Medicine AssociationAssistant Director, Govt. Affairs Division – apply by Jan. 15

4-5) Atlantic Council of the US:
6) Architect of the CapitolLaw Clerk – $60k-$79k – job ID: GC 2010-037 – apply by Dec 7

7-9) Brookings Institution – these appear to be revised versions of the jobs originally found here:
10-11) Congressional Executive Committee on China:
12) Dept. of Interior/U.S. Geological SurveyCongressional & Legislative Specialist – $50k-$65k – job ID: HQ-2010-0027 – apply by Nov. 30

13) Embassy of CanadaEconomic and Commercial Policy Officer – $73k – apply by Dec. 2

14-16) Equal Access:
  • Director of Development – San Francisco-located, but they will consider DC or New York base for exceptional candidates (that's you, right?)
  • Program Coordinator – to support USAID-funded Peace Through Development project in Chad & Niger (where they'll be sending you) – La maîtrise de Français est essentielle – apply by Dec. 4
  • Country Director, Nepal – Kathmandu – fluency in Nepali a must – apply by Dec. 5
17) Federal Energy Regulatory CommissionCongressional Liaison Specialist – $86k-$113k – job ID: DEU-10-016 – apply by Dec. 10

18) Gallery Place-located association of state criminal justice officialsResearch Assistant – our best guess is that it’s this group

19) Healthcare communications firmAdmin Coordinator – temp ($13/hr) to perm ($40k) opportunity – search managed by TRAK Services

20) Library of CongressMaterials Handler (just what it sounds like) – $19-$22/hr. – job ID: 090222 – apply by Dec. 4

21) Mystery energy-related concernExecutive Assistant – search managed by TRAK Services

22) National Association of Truck Stop OperatorsCommunications Assistant – upper-$30k to lower-$40k

23-24) Reading is Fundamental:
25-26) Time Warner Cable – search by req ID
27-29) United Nations Foundation:
30) University of Texas Health Science CenterDirector of Media Relations – English/Spanish bilingual required – Brownsville, TX

31) USActionDevelopment Assistant – $30k-$34k

32-33) Wal-Mart – note: only seems to work with MS Internet Explorer, and not FireFox – search by job ID – Bentonville, AR

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We have been mislead by Reagan, Bush Sr, Clinton, Bush Jr, Obama, and nearly every public figure. Economic growth, job creation, and actual prosperity are not necessarily a package deal. In fact, the first two are horribly misunderstood. Of course, we need to maintain existing wealth and create more as needed. This, we have done very well. Of course, we need to have certain things done for the benefit of society as a whole. We need farmers, builders, manufacturers, transporters, teachers, cops, firefighters, soldiers, mechanics, sanitation workers, doctors, managers, and visionaries. Their work is vital. I'll even go out on a limb and say that we need politicians, attorneys, bankers, investors, and entertainers. We need to compensate each by a fair measure for their actual contributions to society. We need to provide a reasonable scale of income opportunity for every independent adult, every provider, and share responsibility for those who have a legitimate need for aid. In order to achieve this, we must also address the cost of living and the distribution of wealth. Here, we have failed miserably. The majority have already lost their home equity, their financial security, and their relative buying power. The middle class have actually lost their ability to support their own economy. Its a multi-trillion dollar loss taken over about 30 years. Millions are under the impression that we need to create more jobs simply to provide more opportunity. as if that would solve the problem. It won't. Not by a longshot. Jobs don't necessarily create wealth. In fact, they almost never do. For the mostpart, they only transfer wealth from one party to another. A gain here. A loss there. Appreciation in one community. Depreciation in another. In order to create net wealth, you must harvest a new resource or make more efficient use of one. Either way you must have a reliable and ethical system in place to distribute that newly created wealth in order to benefit society as a whole. The 'free market' just doesn't cut it. Its a farce. Many of the jobs created are nothing but filler. Sure, unemployment reached an all-time low under Bush. GDP reached an all-time high. But those are both shallow and misleading indicators. In order to gauge actual prosperity, you must consider the economy in human terms. As of '08' the average American was working more hours than the previous generation with less to show for it. Consumer debt, forclosure, and bankruptcy were also at all-time highs. As of '08', every major city was riddled with depressed communities, neglected neighborhoods, and gang activity. All of this has coincided with massive economic growth and job production. Meanwhile, the rich have been getting richer and richer and richer. Our nation's wealth has been concentrated. Again, this represents a multi-trillion dollar loss taken by the majority. Its getting worse. Bottom line: With or without economic growth or job production, you better damn well have a system in place to prevent too much wealth from being concentrated at the top. Unfortunately, we don't. Its nothing but a giant game of Monopoly. The richest one percent already own nearly 1/2 of all United States wealth. Still, they want more. They absolutely will not stop. Now, our society as a whole is in serious jeapordy. Greed kills.