Republican and Democratic National
The Republican National Convention is coming to Tampa in August.
Campaign 2012 from The Washington Center, a nonprofit educational
organization, is designed to give students a course of study
offering an understanding of the presidential election process, and
an opportunity to explore the inner workings of the American
These seminars will enhance students’ perspectives on civic
engagement through a combination of programming, speakers, site
visits, small group discussions, and student volunteer-fieldwork
positions with the party, convention committees, media, and other
convention-related organizations and events. Dates for these
two events are:
A dual-convention opportunity is open for Communication
Management and Political Science majors. The Washington Center is
offering only 50 openings from a national college pool.
Saint Leo University is offering five scholarship opportunities.
The application deadline has been extended to 5:00 p.m.,
EST, Monday, March 26, 2012. Student applications are
available here, and faculty
recommendation forms are available here. Completed
applications and recommendations are to be submitted
This is an academic scholarship. Undergraduate students will
receive two (2) credit hours and are required to participate in a
total of 80 hours. Graduate students must discuss receiving course
credit and appropriate assignments with the director of their
To qualify, you must have a 2.5 GPA or higher. Recent graduates
(within 18 months of receiving a college degree) are also welcome
to apply. All students at all Saint Leo locations are eligible to
apply, provided they meet all requirements. Faculty will be
assigning supplemental assignments as course-credit requirements.
The Vice President of Academic Affairs has approved intern absences
from the first two weeks of fall classes; however, it is the
responsibility of students to work with individual professors in
advance regarding missed work and class time.
If you are interested and would like further
information, Career Planning is hosting a Student Interest Meeting
on March 6 at 11:30 a.m. in Room 102 in Saint Edward
Further information is also available from Cathy Wise, Career
Planning, at (352) 588-8468 or at e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.