We just opened up applications for our Summer 2013 fellowship and it got me thinking about what questions I found useful when I was applying for the 15+ jobs, internships and volunteer positions* I’ve had in the past 9 years.
I’ve heard other hiring managers say that they can tell if an applicant is a [...]
I think there are things in the world for which people should be ashamed and shamed. I tweet about them nearly every day through the Polaris Project handle. I think people should be ashamed of hurting each other, should feel shame when they make someone else’s day harder.
But there are things I think we [...]
In non-profit communications-speak, “collateral” is “stuff you give people with your brand on it.” It is everything from t-shirts to magnets to pamphlets. Thinking about how Polaris could change how it uses collateral to work to end human trafficking, I’ve started by analyzing how I, as an activist and informed issue consumer, use collateral.
Lately, I’ve been thinking of Policy as a woman.
She has to have her feet on the political ground (or in the mud, depending on the state), her practical brown skirt thick enough to bear the winds of criticism, her blouse cut low enough to enjoy the occasional grace of sun, and her head in [...]
When I’m trying to make career and life plans, my first stop tends to be Wikipedia. I go and read through the biographies of women and men who I admire, and I try to figure out what they were doing at my age and why. Having done that, I’m feeling torn between two visions: one [...]