Eighteen Paid VISTA Positions available in North Mississippi
The North Mississippi VISTA Project is pleased to announce the availability of eighteen (18) full-time summer positions devoted to fighting poverty through education. These "summer associates" will serve at non-profit organizations and schools in Como, Sardis, Okolona, and Oxford.
Associates will receive a modest living allowance of approximately $400 every two weeks, a $1,174 Segal Education Award at the end of the term, orientation and training, and significant experience in education.
These are full-time positions that will begin on Thursday, 30 May and conclude on Wednesday, 24 July. Associates must be 18 years or older by 29 May and must be U.S. Citizens or national or legal residents.
This is a wonderful opportunity to serve the nation. The mission of AmeriCorps VISTA has remained constant since being mandated by Congress in 1964, "AmeriCorps VISTA builds permanent infrastructure in non-profit organizations to help them more effectively bring individuals and communities out of poverty."
Students interested in this national service opportunity should e-mail Sharon Levine at splevine at olemiss dot edu.
This program offers U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate in 10-week, unpaid internships (Summer 2013) that provide intensive educational and professional experience within the environment of America's principle foreign affairs agency.
The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) is currently looking for a full-time Winter-Spring 2013 Intern. The internship will start in January and end in May. The intern should be a recent college graduate or graduate student.
The intern will assist with a variety of research, outreach, and communications activities related to the U.S. economy and domestic policy. This may include outreach to the press, advocacy organizations and Congress, along with some research on upcoming papers and economic opinion pieces. Other tasks include communications duties such as generating website content and tracking CEPR's appearances in the media.
To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and short (1 to 2 pp.) writing sample on the following topic via email to email@example.com
Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies, Capital Semester combines substantive internships, 12 academic credits, career development activities, site briefings and lectures led by policy experts. This fast-paced, fifteen-week residential program provides undergraduate students from around the world with opportunities to gain the edge in today's competitive job market and graduate school admissions, and experience the excitement of Washington first-hand.
English Opens Doors Program is a fee-free program serving Chile's youth. EODP volunteers make a lasting impact on the lives of their students, motivating them to improve their English and participate in cross cultural exchange.
Volunteers teach alongside a Chilean head teacher in either municipal (public) or particular subvencionado (semi-private) schools. Volunteers are placed all throughout Chile, and work with students ranging from quinto básico (5th grade, approximately 10-11 years) to cuarto medio (12th grade, approximately 17-18 years).
Application will open in late September.
Bioethics Fellowship at the U.M. Medical Center
Students interested in medicine and ethics might consider applying for this summer fellowship in bioethics at the U.M. Medical Center in Jackson.
The University of Mississippi Medical Center, the Department of Philosophy and Religion, and the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College are collaborating to offer a five-week immersion experience at the Medical Center in Jackson, MS for three qualified students. After receiving preliminary training in ethics, students will be assigned to ward teams and interact with patients as they experience their illnesses, the environment in which their care is given, and observe the physicians, nurses and other staff as they provide that care.
Selected students will receive six hours of 300-level course credit tuition free and receive financial aid to help cover living expenses while in Jackson. Full details and application materials can be found at https://sites.google.com/site/bioethicsfellowship/. The application deadline is March 1st.
Direct all questions to Dr. Steven Skultety, Bryant Hall #100, skultety at olemiss dot edu.
Housed in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi, the Office of National Scholarship Advisement (ONSA) works to help students find, prepare for "scholarships and fellowships offered through national and international competitions, usually (although not always) to fund post-graduate study and research" (ONSA website). The staff at ONSA offer numerous workshops throughout the year for students who are interested in finding out more about these prestigious and competitive opportunities.
National Scholarships For Freshmen:
This workshop will not provide you with a formula for winning a national scholarship; rather it will provide an idea of the types of decisions made and questions asked by scholars early in their careers.
Workshops serve as an opportunity to delve deeper into the nature of a specific scholarship. Information and activities range from the application process to brainstorming about project proposals. Please check the ONSA website for more information about any of these scholarships.
Sessions are open to any interested student. You do not have to be in the Honors College to apply for national scholarships.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation core belief is that every life has equal value. The Foundation follows 4 values, which help define the approach to their philanthropic work, and employ an outstanding leadership team to direct their strategies and grantmaking.
The Foundation offers many scholarships for undergrad and post-graduate work. Apply on-line.
Rotary's programs for students and youth can change the lives of those who participate. Through these programs, young people can earn scholarships, travel on cultural exchanges, or help a community through a service project.
The Public Policy & International Affairs Program is joining with American University's School of Public Affairs and School of International Service to hold a Public Service Expo from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on July 19 at the Katzen Arts Center in Washington, DC. The Expo brings together graduate schools, employers, and students to highlight the opportunities available for graduate education and public service careers in every sector. The mission of the PPIA is to increase the participation of historically underrepresented groups in public policy and international affairs.
Job Opportunity Teaching Chinese in New York City
Another lead from Croft graduate Katie Swain. ZGT is a start-up company that focuses on both teaching Chinese to children and adults and helping Chinese students living in New York prepare for college and the job market. They are looking for mentors with a strong background in Chinese and some experience teaching.
For more information, visit http://zgtnewyork.com/zgt-mentor
Program Associate for India (New Delhi)
Programme on Women's Economic Social and Cultural Rights
PWESCR (The Programme on Women's Economic, Social and Cultural Rights) is an international human rights organization based in the global South committed to promoting women's human rights, especially in the context of economic, social and cultural rights by engendering policy, law and practice at local, national, regional and international levels.
Position Description (Location: New Delhi, India)
PWESCR is looking for a dynamic young professional to join our team as Programme Associate (PA). PA will work closely with the Executive Director on all aspects of PWESCR's work in India. Will advance, implement and monitor PWESCR's India programmes. Cultivate relationships with local and national activists, scholars and other stakeholders, and maintain substantial knowledge of issues, policies, contacts, and social movements and networks within the country.
PWESCR's Programme in India provides learning and expertise from hands on practical monitoring and implementation of the international ESCR framework from a feminist perspective. The India Programme helps ground PWESCR in women's realities at local level with on-going initiative to make human rights real for the most marginalized women. It focuses on the rights of women from social and economically excluded groups including single women, Dalits, tribals (Adivasis), migrants, ethnic minorities and the women from the NE region. Thematically PWESCR works on the right to social security, livelihoods including productive assets, food security and women and markets.
For more information, see the full job posting on the PWESCR website. The priority deadline for applications is December 15.
The City of Dallas Office of Economic Development has just posted a job for an Economic Development Analyst. This position is responsible for assisting the development and delivery of critical marketing/communication tools and collateral for business recruitment/retention and retail development with the City of Dallas.
The Center for International Policy (CIP) seeks a program associate for its Latin America Rights & Security (LARS) Program. CIP is a nonprofit research and advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C. Through advocacy and policy research, CIP promotes transparency and accountability in U.S. foreign policy, while advocating a foreign policy that promotes international cooperation, demilitarization and respect for human rights.
PLEASE APPLY by emailing together a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (3-5 pages) to jobs at ciponline dot org. Please use "LARS Program Associate position" as the subject of your email. It is preferred that all materials be submitted via email