Research Specialist with the Empirical Study of Conflict (ESOC) Project
Dr. Yael Zeira forwarded us this job posting from Princeton University. The Empirical Study of Conflict (ESOC) Project seeks a Research Specialist to provide qualitative research as well as geo-spatial and statistical analysis for a multi-university team of researchers. Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, the Specialist will provide measurement and modeling of micro-level conflict data and information to examine politically motivated violence worldwide (including Afghanistan, India, Iraq, Pakistan, and the Philippines). The position requires a B.A. or more advanced degree, preferably in social science. This is a one-year term position. Anticipated start date is June 1, 2015. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Earlier start dates are possible if desired.
Job Posting: Research Associate in Asia Studies at Council on Foreign Relations
Croft graduate Alyssa Yuen (B.A. 2011) passed along this job posting for a research associate in Asia studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. The job is well-suited for any young China specialist, whether he or she has a master's degree or not. It calls for strong Chinese reading skills and an interest in cyber security and innovation. The research associate would work for Council on Foreign Relations Senior Fellow Maurice R. Greenberg and the Director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program, Adam Segal.
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AmeriCorps Opportunities with Impact Alabama
Croft alumna Kendra Wright (B.A. 2014) invites Croft seniors and graduates to consider the AmeriCorps program, whether at Impact Alabama / Impact America or at one of the thousands of other placements available. For more information and to apply visit the Impact America application or the AmeriCorps website.
Apply to the Mississippi College Corps
College Corps is a community-based AmeriCorps program that connects its members to volunteer opportunities targeting food security and educational literacy in the Oxford/Lafayette Community. If a student completes 300 service hours throughout the year, he or she is eligible to receive an education award totaling $1175. The deadline for applications is April 3, 2015. For more information, visit collegecorps.olemiss.edu or contact Doug Odom, the AmeriCorps VISTA who coordinates the program at daodom at olemiss dot edu or 662-915-1904.
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U.M. New York and Washington Internship Experience
The University of Mississippi has two programs designed to support students pursuing internships, one in Washington, D.C. and the other in New York, N.Y. The programs provide guidance in finding an internship, housing, the opportunity to earn academic credit, and the benefits of being enrolled as a U.M. student - including access to financial aid - while interning. For more information, visit the programs' websites:
Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program: Short-Term Projects
Dr. Kate Centellas passed along this announcement from the International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office of the U.S. Department of Education. The Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program (GPA) Short-Term Projects provides grants to support overseas projects in training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies for teachers, students, and faculty engaged in a common endeavor. The deadline for submitting applications is March 23, 2015. For more information visit http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsgpa/index.html.
McClean Institute Innovation Scholarships for Rising Juniors
Rising juniors interested in entrepreneurship and community development should apply for the Innovation Scholars Program sponsored by the Catalyzing Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (CEED) initiative at the McLean Institute at the University of Mississippi. Ten scholarships, each of which provides $8,000 a year for two years, will be awarded to students who can propose a project to research a problem related to poverty, education, asset building, or healthcare and to develop and pilot a sustainable and scalable solution, whether a business plan, a framework for a non-profit organization, or a policy or academic research paper. For more information, see the call for applications. A similar program is available to graduates students at the University of Mississippi.
McLean Institute Innovation Scholars Undergraduate Call for Applications
McLean Institute Graduate Fellows Call for Applications