Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center

July 27, 2016

The Gorton Center Global Leaders Program

Position title: The Gorton Center Global Leaders Program

 

Name of organization: The Slade Gorton International Policy Center

 

Website:

http://sladegortoncenter.nbr.org/

 

Position description:

The Slade Gorton International Policy Center, located at The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR), is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the Gorton Center Global Leaders Program, a nine-month leadership development program for up to 17 students in the Puget Sound area beginning October 2016 through June 2017. The program is open to undergraduate (juniors and seniors), graduate, and law school students. The mission of the program is to enhance students’ ability to make a positive global impact in their respective fields of study. Students will have exposure to, and learn from, Senator Gorton’s extensive public service career and significant contributions to Washington State and the nation.  It includes leadership lessons from his time as a Washington State legislator, House Majority Leader, 3-term Washington State Attorney General, 3-term U.S. Senator, 9/11 Commission member and Washington State Redistricting Commission member. All program costs are covered and students of any academic major may apply.

 

The Global Leaders Program consists of three main components:

 

1.) Leadership Roundtables – Student participants will meet for two hours, once a month, starting in October 2016, from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Each meeting will be a private roundtable session to discuss a leadership or public policy issue with Senator Gorton and a guest speaker. Last year’s speakers included:

  • Kent Patton – former Deputy Assistant Secretary, Near Eastern Affairs, U.S. State Department
  • Andy Hill – Washington State Senator; Melanie Stambaugh – Washington State Representative
  • Matt Johnson – CEO Source Security Group & former CIA Counterterrorism Operations Officer
  • Bob Ferguson – Washington State Attorney General
  • Dr. Rich Ellings – President, The National Bureau of Asian Research
  • John McKay – Chief of Team, U.S. State Department Rule of Law Project in Palestine; Seattle University Law Professor
  • Colleen Chapman – Vice President Global Responsibility & Public Policy, Starbucks
  • Mike McKay – former U.S. Attorney for Western Washington & partner in McKay Chadwell Law Firm

 

2.) Mentorship – Students will have the opportunity to receive personal career guidance from Senator Gorton and Gorton Center staff. Through one-on-one meetings, career development training, and networking opportunities, the student will receive valuable career guidance and leadership training.

 

3.) Policy Events – Students will be grouped into teams for the purposes of planning, organizing, and executing a policy event on a topic of their choice. Whether the program is a small roundtable or a large lecture, the event will be led by the students, under the guidance of the Gorton Center staff.

 

Program Benefits:

  • Invitations to Gorton Center & select National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) events.
  • Networking and career development opportunities.
  • Access to Gorton Center & NBR publications.
  • Complimentary notebook of leadership & development materials specifically selected by Senator Gorton and Gorton Center staff.
  • School credit, pending approval from educational institutions.
  • Certificate of completion and letter of recommendation from Senator Gorton to participants who successfully complete the program.
  • Possible placement in a Washington State Congressional Office for any student who completes the program. Introduction and recommendation will be provided. Final decision up to individual offices.

 

Time commitment: 2 hours per month for one year

 

Skill requirements: The program is open to undergraduate (juniors and seniors), graduate, and law school students. Students of any academic major may apply.

 

Start date: October 2016

 

End date: June 2017

 

Location: The Slade Gorton International Policy Center

 

How to apply:

To apply for the Gorton Center Global Leaders Program, please submit a resume, cover letter, and one letter of recommendation by Friday, August 12, 2016 to Senator Slade Gorton, at employment@nbr.org.  The cover letter should address the following questions:

  • Why do you want to be selected for the Global Leaders Program?
  • What are your career aspirations and goals for the future?
  • How do you plan to make a positive global impact in your chosen field of study?

 

Interviews will occur in person, by Skype, or on the phone during the month of August.  Successful candidates will be notified by September 1, 2016.

 

Supervisor contact info:

Senator Slade Gorton

employment@nbr.org

206-632-7370