Internship with Public Notice in Arlington, VA
Croft professor of history Vivian Ibrahim sent us a posting for various internships at Public Notice, a non-profit based in Arlington, VA, and "dedicated to providing facts and insight on the economy and how government policy affects Americans’ financial well-being," according to their LinkedIn profile. For more information, visit the posting on the Foreign Affairs website.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
Recent graduates from the Croft Institute or a Masters program may be interested in the Herbet Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, a program that offers paid internships at twenty-eight participating public-interest organizations in Washington, D.C. Scoville Fellows have the opportunity to work with senior-level staff and to conduct research, write articles and reports, organize talks and conferences sponsored by their host organization, and do public education and advocacy on a range of issues including arms control and nonproliferation, conventional arms trade, environmental and energy security, military budget, and peacekeeping.
Candidates must have an excellent academic record and a strong interest in issues of peace and security. Graduate study, a college major, course work, or substantial independent reading that reflects the substantive focus of the fellowship is also a plus. Prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy is highly desirable.
For more information, visit www.scoville.org. The deadline for the fall 2014 semester is January 6, 2014.
Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Program
The Rangel International Affairs Program is now accepting applications for the 2014 Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship.
The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program provides benefits of up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master's degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at U.S. embassies, and provides mentorship and professional development support. Fellows can use the fellowship to attend two-year master's programs in U.S. institutions to study any area of relevance to the Foreign Service, including international relations, public policy, public administration, languages, or business administration. Upon successful completion of the two-year fellowship, Fellows join the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. Applicants must be college seniors or graduates looking to start two-year graduate programs in fall 2014, must have GPAs of at least 3.2, and must be U.S. citizens. The program welcomes any undergraduate major and encourages applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. Information and application materials can be found at www.rangelprogram.org. The application deadline is January 17, 2014. The Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and managed by Howard University.
The Autry Fellowship is a competitive fellowship program for talented and ambitious recent college graduates. It provides an opportunity to work for one year as a full-time, paid staff member at MDC, a nonprofit in Durham, NC. The MDC mission is to help organizations and communities in the South close the gaps that separate people from opportunity--by developing a cadre of young leaders who have experience promoting economic development, increasing equity and excellence in education, building inclusive civic cultures, and who are poised and ready to apply their new learning to benefit this region. The ideal Autry Fellow is open-minded and compassionate, curious and reflective, and deeply committed to advancing social equity and opportunity. Applicants must submit a complete application (available for download at www.mdcinc.org/autry-fellowship) along with a resume by Mon, Jan. 13 at 5pm. MDC staff will notify all candidates of their status within four weeks of the deadline and choose the Fellow immediately following an interview day the week of Feb. 17.
Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship
The Payne Program is designed to attract outstanding young people to careers in international development as USAID Foreign Service Officers. The Payne Fellowship Program provides benefits valued at up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master's degree, arranges internships in Washington D.C. and at USAID missions overseas, and provides professional development and support activities. Fellows who successfully complete the program become USAID Foreign Service Officers. Fellows may use the fellowship to attend a two-year master's program in a U.S. institution to study an area of relevance to the USAID Foreign Service, including international development, international relations, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, economics, agriculture, environmental sciences, health, or urban planning at a graduate or professional school approved by the Payne Program. At the end of the two-year fellowship, Fellows enter the USAID Foreign Service.
Applicants must be college seniors or graduates looking to start graduate school in the fall of the year they apply, have GPAs of at least 3.2 and be U.S. citizens. The program welcomes applications from those with any undergraduate major and encourages applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the USAID Foreign Service and those with financial need. Information and application materials for the program are available at www.paynefellows.org. The application deadline is January 27, 2014. The Program is funded by USAID and managed by Howard University.
Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program
Croft juniors, seniors and alumni should considering for a Thomas R. Pickering fellowship. Funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, the Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship provides funding to students interested in pursuing a Foreign Service career with the U.S. Department of State. While this is an extremely competitive fellowship, all eligible Croft students (U.S. citizens with a GPA of 3.2 or above) are encouraged to apply, especially women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need.
There are two types of fellowships, one which pays up to $40,000 annually for the senior year of undergraduate and the first year of graduate school and the other which pays for two years of graduate school.
The deadline for the undergraduate program is January 24, 2014, while the deadline for the graduate program is February 7, 2014.
Visit http://woodrow.org/fellowships/pickering/ for more information.
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.
Modeled after the Peace Corps, the Mississippi Teacher Corps (MTC) is a two-year program that trains non-education majors to teach in high-poverty public schools in Mississippi.
The Mississippi Teacher Corps will start accepting applications again on August 1, 2012. The application will be open until March 15th and will be a rolling admission. Applications will be reviewed at three points with candidates chosen:
October 15, 2012 (Notified by November 15, 2012)
January 15, 2013 (Notified by February 15, 2013)
March 15, 2013 (Notified by April 15, 2013)