Internships & Employment

Internships in International Relations

All MA students are encouraged to apply for an internship with an international organization. These internships provide hands-on experience, valuable career contacts, and a chance to examine an international policy up close.

Applications for internships are submitted directly to the organization.  The department can help with finding an appropriate internship and crafting a strong application, but final selection is done by the organizations themselves.

When you are selected for an internship, the internship director writes a letter describing your schedule and responsibilities, and you may then register for the international internship course, POL 7950.

In addition to your work at the organization, which normally consists of one full day a week for the course of a semester, you write a 20-25 page policy paper assessing an issue on which you work during your internship.

Below is a list of international organizations based in New York and Washington with internships for graduate students.  The most recent internship announcements are included; for future positions, please visit the organization’s website.  Deadlines and positions constantly change, and this document is updated every semester.

You may also create your own internship with an organization not listed here.  Many students, for example, have worked for local refugee organizations or media outlets.  We particularly encourage international internships abroad, which can be done in conjunction with study abroad programs.

You are also encouraged to work with the Magner Center at Brooklyn College, which helps in both internship and job placement. To take advantage of all the Magner Center has to offer, register on the BC portal, https://portal.brooklyn.edu, by clicking on the Career Tab, visit them at 1303 James Hall, call 718-951-5696 or sign up for workshops and jobs.  Specific opportunities at the Center include:

The Magner Job/Internship Recruitment Program: The Magner Center sponsors a comprehensive recruitment program for Brooklyn College students in the fall and spring semesters of each academic year. It is open to all students seeking paid and unpaid internships and/or entry level employment in their career field. Undergraduates, graduate students, and recent alumni may participate. The program assists students with the creation of a professional resume, the development of effective interviewing skills,and provides access to employers through the web based e-Recruiting program, job fairs and other means. For more information please follow: http://info.brooklyn.cuny.edu/confluence/download/attachments/2588751/Magner+Center+Workshop+Schedule+fall+2010+v4+_08+26_.pdf

Internship stipends.  Apply on line at:  http://tinyurl.com/magnerstipends.   The Magner Career Center has stipends available for 2014 for students who may have to get an unpaid internship. Last year we gave away over $120,000 to students doing unpaid internships.
There are also organizations who assist students with receiving paid internships.  Find out more at http://tinyurl.com/fundinganinternship.

 

Organizations with Graduate Student International Internships

-The United Nations

The UN provides opportunities for students enrolled in a graduate programme to undertake an internship at its Headquarters in New York, Geneva, Vienna, Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Bangkok, Beirut,Santiago,Arusha and The Hague.  Eligible candidates interested in doing an internship at the United Nations Headquarters in New York or any of the mentioned countries can apply.  The objective of the Internship Programme is threefold:  1. To provide a framework by which graduate and under graduate students from diverse academic backgrounds may be assigned to United Nations Offices where their educational experience can be enhanced through practical work assignments; 2. To expose them to the work of the United Nations; 3. To provide UN offices with the assistance of highly qualified students specialized in various professional fields.

The United Nations Headquarters Internship Programme is offered on a two-month basis three times a year:  1. Mid January to mid March (Spring Session): The vacancy announcement is posted mid May, the deadline for applications is end of September.       2.    Early June to early August (Summer Session): The vacancy announcement is posted mid September, the deadline for applications is end of January. 3. Mid September to mid November (Fall Session): The vacancy announcement is posted end of January, the deadline for applications is mid May.

To qualify for the United Nations Headquarters Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met: 1. Applicants must be enrolled in a degree programme in a graduate school (second university degree or higher) at the time of application and during the internship; or  2. Applicants pursuing their studies in countries where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and graduate stages must have completed at least four years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a degree. 3. Development-related fields such as economics, international relations, anthropology, sociology, public or business administration, or environmental studies. Other fields of study may be considered depending on the type of assignment;

Any work produced by interns during their internship within the framework of the duties assigned to them should be used for academic purposes exclusively. All economic and moral rights (copyright) pertaining to such work will remain the exclusive property of the United Nations.

Interested undergraduate or graduate students should write via EMAIL ONLY to the:

Ad Hoc Internship Coordinator, Human Resources Operations Section, Human Resources Management Service, United Nations Office

enclosing:  Applications (in English) should include the following:  1.  A covering letter stating the grounds for their application; 2. Recent curriculum vitae (CV); 3. Copies of their university degrees or a list of courses attended or attending; 4. Abstracts of academic papers they have written if any.  All applicants must be currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs. No phone calls, please.  After careful consideration of all documents submitted, only successful candidates will be notified of their selection.  Kindly send the requested applications documents to the following email address: intern@un-uncrd.org  No application will be accepted after a deadline!

International Rescue Committee

Refugee Employment Intern Fall 2014 (Unpaid)  Location: US – NJ -Elizabeth  Applicants must be able to commit to 15 hours per week for at least 3 months. Preference is given to candidates currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate course of study. PLEASE ONLY APPLY if you are able to make this commitment and if you Speak Spanish or  Aarabic.  The intern will work closely with our employment specialist to help newly arrived refugees, asylees and Cuban/Haitian entrants find and retain employment. The IRC works hard to help our clients become self-sufficient within 120 days of arriving in the United States. The intern will play an integral role in getting clients ready for employment, understanding the world of work in the U.S. and guiding them successfully through the application, interview and hiring process. Additionally, the employment intern will engage in outreach to local employers to educate them about the benefits of hiring refugees and identify prospective job opportunities for clients. RESPONSIBILITIES: • Assist employable clients to prepare resumes and prepare for interviews • Assist clients with online job applications • Accompany clients to job interviews and to clinic for drug screening • Facilitate and/or translate for group orientations focused on employment program requirements and the World of Work • Outreach to clients to follow up on job placements and track retention rates • Research potential employers and job training programs • Call, email and meet with local employers and identify job placement opportunities for refugees. • Perform reception duties such as greeting visitors to the office and connecting them to appropriate staff. • Provide translation and interpretation when necessary. • Other related duties as assigned, including answering and directing incoming phone calls. REQUIREMENTS: • Undergraduate level studies in business, social sciences, international relations or a related field. • Must convey confidence, have effective communication skills and exhibit excellent attention to detail. • Must speak English and Spanish or Arabic. • Strong desire to help refugees rebuild their lives in New Jersey. • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment. • Patience, understanding, flexibility, and an unceasingly positive attitude • Willing to learn about IRC history, philosophy, global work, and local efforts. • Willing to adhere to IRC volunteer and workplace policies. • Car a plus with ability to transport clients locally.

- International Center for Transitional Justice    http://www.ictj.org

- Council on Foreign Relations  http://www.cfr.org/about/career_opportunities/internships.html

The Council on Foreign Relations’ Internship Program offers outstanding volunteer opportunities for college students, graduate students, and graduates focusing on international relations and who are pursuing a career in foreign policy or a related field.  Volunteer interns are recruited year-round on a semester basis to volunteer in both the New York and Washington, DC, offices, and all volunteer internships are filled on a rolling basis. An intern’s volunteer duties generally consist of program coordination, research, editing, and writing. The volunteer internships are unpaid.

- Human Rights Watch

Internships in Regional Divisions; Development and Outreach (Public Advocacy)  http://www.hrw.org/employment/

NGO Committee on the Status of Women-New York  http://www.ngocsw.org/getting-involved/internship

- Amnesty International  HTTP://careers.aiusa.org

- World Policy Institute  http://www.worldpolicy.org/internships

Mayor’s Office for International Affairs  http://www.nyc.gov/html/ia/html/about/internship.shtml

- U.S. Global Leadership Program http://www.usglc.org/about/our-mission/

- The Illuminated Cities Project http://www.facebook.com/illuminatedcitiesproject  theilluminatedcitiesproject@gmail.com

- United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)

UNITAR is currently seeking an exceptional graduate student to assist in the implementation of its migration-related work out of its New York Office.  If you have any candidates in mind, please share their contact details with me and the new head of office, Dr. Lodico.

Colleen Thouez, Ph.D.
Senior Training and Research Advisor
United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
One United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017, USA

UNITAR is making concrete contributions to developing the capacities of tens of thousands of people and institutions around the world.   Check out UNITAR’s online catalogue

- United Nations Development Program (UNDP) 

08-Aug-14 Additional Category Crisis Prevention and Recovery Languages Required : English Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 01-Sep-2014 Duration of Initial Contract : 4 months Expected Duration of Assignment : 4 months (may be extended)  The Peace and Security Section leads on UN system-wide coordination on Women, Peace and Security, provides technical and financial support to the peace and security work of UN Women field offices, and implements a number of global initiatives that range from training women on mediation, peacekeepers on preventing and responding to sexual violence, and experts on investigation and documentation of international crimes, to rapidly deploying gender advisors to commissions of inquiry, peace talks, and post-conflict planning and financing processes, supporting gender-responsive public service delivery, and linking women in the community and grassroots organizations to police and other actors to ensure better protection. Duties and Responsibilities The intern will assist the Peace and Security team with ensuring follow-up to key commitments under 2122, continued implementation and reporting on existing global programmes and to the Security Council during the annual Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security, and providing general support to the team. Specifically, the intern will: Provide background research on relevant issues on demand, including in preparation for the 2015 global study on women, peace and security; Provide technical support t to the annual Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security in the Security Council; Draft, edit, and format the team’s monthly update newsletter to be sent to all UN Women offices; Support content development for the inter-agency website on women, peace and security; Support the team’s knowledge management efforts, including the external website and the intranet; Flag relevant new research and publications; Support donor reporting for the team’s global programmes; Other tasks as required by the Peace and Security Section. Competencies Strong academic background in international development or peace and security; Ability to think and work logically and work precisely with attention to detail; Ability to write clearly and concisely; Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members of different national and cultural backgrounds; Ability to work independently and meet tight deadlines in a high-pressure environment. Required Skills and Experience Education: Enrolled in a Master’s Degree programme in law, gender studies, international relations, human rights, development studies or related field. Experience: Experience working in an international environment would be desirable; Knowledge and understanding of post-conflict contexts, especially as related to women and gender issues. Language: Fluency in English; Working knowledge of one other UN official language is highly desirable. UN Women Internship Policy: UN Women internship programme does not provide a salary or remuneration for the internship; All the expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern, sponsoring Government or institution; UN Women accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship; The intern is responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed; Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any post in UN WOMEN during the period of the internship or for six months immediately following the expiration date of internship.

-The North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA),

An independent non-profit established in 1966, NACLA is currently seeking candidates for internship positions. Interns assist staff in the production of our award-winning magazine, NACLA Report on the Americas, as well as with programs, events, and development. While interns are unpaid, course credit can be arranged. All positions will start as soon as possible, and can be arranged for one or two semesters.

1. Social Media Interns: Assist editorial and administrative staff in doing more social media outreach to relevant publications, organizations and bloggers. Tasks include: posting daily updates of NACLA articles, blogs and events; driving more traffic to the NACLA website; recruiting more followers for NACLA on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, and other social media platforms; monitoring and responding to web comments; posting comments on other relevant sites to encourage more communication; assisting in developing an overall web marketing strategy for NACLA’s Report and archive. Knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese is helpful. To apply: Send cover letter and résumé to arturo@nacla.org. No calls please.

2. Editorial Intern: Assist editors in producing NACLA Report on the Americas, the most widely read English-language magazine on Latin America. Tasks include generating story ideas, general research, photo research, proofreading, and fact-checking, as well as administrative work, like handling author communication and helping to build and maintain a database of authors. Graduate students who use this internship to fulfill academic degree requirements are preferred. Time commitment is at least two days a week (or more, depending on degree requirement). Qualifications: Background in Latin America and the Caribbean or training in Latin American and Caribbean studies. Ability to write well and pay attention to detail is essential. Basic computer skills (Mac) required. Knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese helpful. Familiarity with NACLA Report on the Americas a definite plus. To apply: Send cover letter and résumé to mfox@nacla.org. No calls please.

Soliya, Inc.

Soliya is an entrepreneurial non-profit organization with offices in New York and Cairo dedicated to improving relations between Western & predominantly Muslim societies by combining best practices from conflict resolution and cross-cultural education with innovative application of new communication and media technologies. Since its founding in 2002, Soliya has developed a groundbreaking online cross-cultural education program, the Connect Program, that has been integrated into curriculum at over 100 universities in 25 countries across the Middle East, North Africa, Asia, Europe & North America. In 2009, Soliya launched a new initiative called the Soliya Network, where young adults use the latest in media and communication technologies to expose people in the general public to alternative perspectives and enable them to interact in a constructive, respectful way about the issues currently dividing Western & predominantly Muslim societies. Thousands of young adults from extraordinarily diverse backgrounds have engaged in intensive facilitated dialogue and/or received extensive online training in facilitation or media production through Soliya’s programs resulting in a vibrant and active global volunteer community. Building on the success of its programs, Soliya aims to ensure that every student enrolled in higher education will have a profound international cross-cultural experience as part of his or her curriculum through the Exchange 2.0 Campaign, which is quickly gaining popularity amongst key international education and public diplomacy entities. Soliya Internship Program Four Fall 2014 internships are available for qualified candidates. These internships will be based in our Midtown New York office. Interns will have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in intercultural communications and international non-profit work. This is a unique opportunity to get practical experience working with a growing non-profit while helping to bridge the divide between Western and predominantly Muslim societies. Work schedules are flexible and we will make arrangements to accommodate class schedules. Course credit can be arranged if acceptable to your academic institution. Please consider that Soliya does not assist with immigration and relocation. Connect Program Internship (NYC office) The Connect Program team seeks candidates who are interested in program implementation and conflict resolution, and are knowledgeable about issues pertaining to the relationship between Western and predominantly Muslim societies. Connect Program internship applicants should have excellent writing skills, be attentive to details/detail-oriented, able to work independently, organized, enthusiastic about our work and comfortable with and willing to take on administrative tasks. The Connect Program intern will have the opportunity to:  Research West-Muslim World issues to develop academic curricula and program models.  Assist in the implementation of the Connect Program for Fall 2014.  Track dialogue groups’ progress and assist in data analysis.  Assist in the implementation of special projects.  Receive facilitation training, if interested.  Complete administrative tasks, as necessary. Facilitation Training Internship (NYC office) The Training team is seeking an intern who is interested in working with an international community of volunteer facilitators and trainees. Candidates should demonstrate creativity and curiosity about how to use collaborative tools and spaces, as well as willingness to take initiative in solving problems independently. The Facilitation Training Intern will have the opportunity to:  Assist with database entry and organizing historical volunteer data.  Analyze training evaluations and report findings to staff  Research potential new avenues of volunteer recruitment  Communicate with members of the volunteer and training community  Receive facilitation training, if interested. Non Profit Administration Internship (NYC office) The Operations, Finance, and Development teams seek qualified candidates with excellent organizational skills who are independent, flexible, detail-oriented, and demonstrate a positive attitude. This internship will allow candidates to experience first-hand the business and development side of running a non-profit organization. The Non-Profit Administration intern will have the opportunity to:  Gain hands-on experience in the administration of a growing international non-profit organization.  Assist with Operations and Office Management projects such as maintaining vendor files and accounts, assisting with travel and shipping tasks, and office organization.  Work with Finance to maintain account payable systems, process reimbursements and other payments.  Work with the Development team to maintain donor databases and assist as needed with grant writing.  Receive facilitation training, if interested. Evaluations and Quality Control Internship (Remote) The Connect Program team seeks candidates who are interested in quality control systems and documents for successful cross-cultural exchange. Applicants should be attentive, detail-oriented, able to work independently, organized, enthusiastic about our work, comfortable with and willing to take on administrative tasks. Applicants should also have 2 semesters or more of volunteering with Soliya as a Connect Program facilitator or coach, a strong commitment / desire to learn about cross-cultural dialogue, and ability to approach it with novel ideas, and computer skills and literacy including Microsoft Office Suite. Candidates must also possess a computer with updates compatible to work on the Soliya platform as this is a remote internship (working hours should ideally correspond to / overlap with either EST or European time zones each day). The Quality Control intern will have the opportunity to:  Assist in developing Quality Control system/documents for successful cross-cultural exchange  Closely engage with Soliya’s Connect Program Dialogue as part of the Quality Control team  Identify and address challenges as necessary  Actively participate in weekly Quality Control meetings  Track and enter relevant data and update documents on the Soliya website  Participate in coaching and facilitation Please have your cover letter and resume ready to upload and indicate in your cover letter your unique skills and experiences. Please also describe in your cover letter how you would fit into the Soliya internship position you are applying for. Working hours are flexible, but interns will be asked to work 15-20 hours per week at minimum. The fall internship program runs from mid- September to mid- December (exact dates are flexible). The internships are unpaid but school credit is available. We will be screening applications on a rolling basis and will be accepting applications through August 25, 2014.

 

The Sisterhood is Global Institute

http://www.sigi.org     New York, NY   ; Hours Per Week:  10-15 hours; Unpaid

Mission: Founded in 1984 by Robin Morgan (USA), the late Simone de Beauvoir (France) and women from 80 other countries and spun off from the book, Sisterhood Is Global: The International Women’s Movement. SIGI, located in New York, is guided by a distinguished board of directors including Jodie Evans, Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan, and Gloria Steinem, as well as an expert board of international advisors.  After SIGI celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2009, we began a new programmatic focus — the development of an online space through which an umbrella of NGO interest, advice, contacts, and support can collectively be mobilized for greater, more cost-effective impact in connecting and empowering the global Women’s Movement. GlobalSister.org, is an opportunity to change the ways in which women around the world build community, network, communicate, and collaborate.  In addition, in honor of the 25th Anniversary, SIGI has recently launched Global Voices, a new series of essays by women activists from around the globe. Taking its cue from Robin Morgan’s now-classic anthology,Sisterhood is Global, Global Voices presents essays and updated statistical profiles for select countries, including the Philippines, Afghanistan, India, and more. The first essay in the series, “The Sale Goes On,” by Philippine-born activist and writer, Ninotchka Rosca, is posted at http://www.sigi.org/gv_rosca.html.

Intern Duties and Responsibilities:  -Work directly with Executive Director on communications and marketing strategies for SIGI’s new and ongoing programs; -Maintain and create online social networking profiles for SIGI, organization programs, and board members; Send updates to Facebook fan page members; -Aid with grant proposals; -Write letters, small promotional pieces, and other short written content; -General administrative tasks; -Outreach: create outreach lists & strategies targeting international women’s organizations

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  -Bachelors degree in Women’s/Gender Studies, International Relations/Studies, Human Rights, Development, Social Policy, Communications, or other related social science/humanities field; -Basic computer & Internet skills: including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), familiarity with and use of online social networking sites (OSNs), and general technology savvy; -Previous communications and/or marketing experience; -Interest in & knowledge of new technologies and online social media and communications tools; -Interest & background in international women’s issues, women’s human rights, social justice, international development, women’s empowerment, women’s social and economic development, or related fields; -Enthusiasm, flexibility, self-initiative, and a passion for women’s issues.

Application Process and Deadline: Please send resume and cover letter to: Tamera Gugelmeyer, Executive Director, info@sigi.org.  For more information, please consult SIGI’s website, or send an email to info@sigi.org

Washington, DC

Peace of Mind Projects, INC  http://www.idealist.org/view/internship/3Cw3GPM28tnp/   info@PeaceOfMindProjects.org

Internships at the Congressional-Executive Commission on China – Washington, D.C., DC Congressional-Executive Commission on China Internship

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain- Summer Human Rights Internship- Washington, DC

United States Department of State

Click here (https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/369816600) to go directly to USAJobs to start the Gateway to State online application. 
This program offers U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate in 10-week, unpaid internships that provide intensive educational and professional experience within the environment of America’s principle foreign affairs agency. The unpaid internships are available at many of the over 270 U.S. embassies, consulates and missions to international organizations around the world, as well as at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and other locations throughout the U.S. Participants gain first-hand, hands-on experience, and learn the realities of working in – and with – Foreign and Civil Service professionals who are at the forefront of America’s diplomatic efforts.
As an unpaid intern, you may have the opportunity to:
  • Participate in meetings with senior level U.S. government or foreign government officials;
  • Draft, edit, or contribute to cables, reports, communications, talking points, or other materials used by policy makers in furthering U.S. foreign policy objectives;
  • Help organize and support events, including international and/or multi-lateral meetings and conferences on critical global issues;
  • Contribute to the management and administration of the Department of State and America’s foreign policy; and
  • Engage directly with U.S. or foreign audiences to promote U.S. foreign policy and improve understanding of U.S. culture and society.
Please visit http://careers.state.gov/intern/which-program-is-right-for-you for more information about the Spring 2015 Student Internship Program (unpaid), and to start the online application process via USAJobs. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is July 1, 2014.
We appreciate your interest in a career with the U.S. Department of State.
Visit our forums if you have any questions, or to search for topics of interest. The forums can be found under Connect on the careers.state.gov website. You can also search our FAQs for more information.* Applicants who are selected for a U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program (unpaid) can contact the selecting bureau, or the central Student Programs office, if they require further details about the program to support their request for academic credit.

Nations in Transit Intern – New York, NY Freedom  House

U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program – Washington, D.C.

Asia Society- Global Policy Programs Internship, Summer 2013- New York, New York

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain- Summer Human Rights Internship- Washington, DC

Seeds of Peace http://www.seedsofpeace.org/volunteer

Global-Change.Org  http://www.global-change.org/getin.html

Global Language Project   http://www.globallanguageproject.org/about_careers.php

Stagiaire en Communication – Brussels, Belgium International Crisis Group Internship

GoEco’s summer volunteering opportunities

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Volunteer in Cape Town’s settlements and impact the lives and futures of children and adults through education, skills development workshops and community improvement projects.
Work at a unique school that gives at-risk youth a second chance by using a nursery as a metaphor for rehabilitation. Act as a mentor and help the students gain confidence and learn about responsibility.
Contact Us   US +1 646 481 9981     volunteering@goeco.org   www.goeco.orgGoEco was created by experienced volunteers for people who are eager to travel and contribute to the communities, wildlife and environments they visit.  GoEco offers a selection of excellent yet affordable volunteer opportunities for ecologically and socially conscious travelers in more than 30 countries.

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Want to protect New York’s waterways and beaches while getting paid and learning new skills? Environment New York is hiring for campaign jobs this summer: paid full time canvassing jobs, part time administrative jobs, and un-paid part time internships available.  Access to clean water should be a human right, but loopholes in the Clean Water Act leave more than half of New York’s streams without protection from pollution, putting the drinking water of over 11 million New Yorkers at risk. This summer the EPA is proposing rules that would close loopholes in the Clean Water Act, but polluters are pressuring the Administration to back down. We are on the verge of the biggest victory for clean water in over a decade, but we need your help. Call 212-575-8571 or fill out this form to hear more about our paid full and part time campaign positions or about our unpaid internships.

CLICK here to request more info, and to get in touch with one of our organizers!

Work on important issues, build your resume and earn money while you’re at it. Hourly wage: $11-16 average per hour. Internship positions are unpaid.  How to Apply:  Fill out this form, and one of our organizers will get in touch with you!  Please direct any questions to Callie at: 
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The National Council for Research on Women

The National Council for Research on Women is pleased to announce the second cycle of a program, funded by the American Express Foundation.  Building the Next Generation of Women Leaders in the Nonprofit Sector (NCRW-Amex Fellowship) is a 15-month development program for women leaders in the nonprofit sector. The Program offers skill-building workshops, mentoring, and networking opportunities that provide promising young leaders with access to career guidance and resources for professional development.

Employment

In a rapidly changing job market and the broad range of work in international affairs, how does a masters degree help?  At Brooklyn College, students with masters degrees in international affairs have pursued a varied range of careers.

Many have continued on to advanced study, either in law school or doctoral programs in political science.  The high selectivity and rigorous conditions for graduate programs often require students to apply with completion of another graduate degree.  A masters in political science is often the ideal preparation because many of the masters credits earned can be transferred into the doctoral program, and because the masters thesis is perhaps the best way to prepare for Ph.D. studies.  Similarly, students who go on to law school have transferred credits from law-related courses at Brooklyn College, and have found that political science provides them with the broader context of the law that is not given in law school.  For law students who eventually choose jobs outside of law firms, a masters in political science is particularly helpful.

Another set of graduates go on to work in international affairs.  Many of them join US federal government agencies such as the State Department, international governmental organizations such as the United Nations, and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) both in the US and abroad.  Many have also worked for local groups and New York city agencies with an international focus, such as refugee resettlement efforts.  One graduate became the mayor’s liaison with the Afghani community, for example, and several students work with anti-terrorism agencies.

A third common path is in journalism, education, and politics.  Many students now write for local newspapers, teach global affairs in a high school, or work for elected city and federal officials.  As with careers in academics and international organizations, these graduates report that having a masters degree helped them get jobs, move up in their fields, and apply both their knowledge and analytical skills on a daily basis.

Foreign Policy Association  FPA is a great place to scope out jobs in our area!

Jobs Postings:  

Asia Program Director – To be determined,   International Crisis Group

Program Assistant, Governance & Law – Washington, DC
The Asia Foundation   Entry Level

The Hertog War Studies Program-Institute for the Study of War – Washington, DC
Institute for the study of War   Internship / Entry Level

Program Associate – Eurasia – Washington, DC
Freedom House, Entry Level

Senior Program Officer – East and Horn of Africa – Nairobi, Kenya
Freedom House, Advanced

Program Assistant -Middle East and North Africa – Washington, DC
Center for International Private Enterprise
Entry Level

Program Assistant, Global Programs – Washington, DC
Center for International Private Enterprise
Entry Level

Meridian International Center
Mid Career

Grants and Contracts Specialist – Washington, DC
Meridian International Center
Mid Career

Evaluation Officer – Washington, DC
Center for International Private Enterprise
Advanced

Analyst – Philadelphia, PA
Overseas Strategic Consulting Ltd
Entry Level

Field Office Director – Tunisia – Tunis, Tunisia
The Carter Center Democracy Program
Advanced

Chief of Party, Malawi – Lilongwe, Malawi
ACDI/VOCA
Advanced

Senior Program Officer – East and Horn of Africa – Nairobi, Kenya
Freedom House
Advanced

Program Associate – Eurasia – Washington, DC
Freedom House
Entry Level

Administrative Program Assistant – Kazakhstan – Almaty, Kazakhstan
Freedom House
Entry Level

Fellow, Brookings Doha Center – Doha, Qatar
Brookings Institution – Brookings Doha Center
Mid Career / Advanced

Advocacy Internship – Washington, DC
Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain
Internship

Executive Director – Vancouver, Canada
Canadian International Institute for Extractive Industries and Development (CIIEID)
Advanced

Research Assistant – Washington, DC
Fintrac
Entry Level

Consultant – Tunisia 5 Months – Tunis, Tunisia
Freedom House
Advanced

USPSC – OTI Country Representative – Pakistan – Pakistan
USAID/Office of Transition Initiatives   Mid Career / Advanced

Criminal Law Legal Specialist, Ukraine (Pro Bono) – Ukraine
American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative
Mid Career / Advanced

Analyst to U.S. Director – New York, NY
One Acre Fund, Entry Level

India States Manager – New Delhi, India
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Advanced

Program Associate – MENA – Washington, DC Freedom House Entry Level

Senior Gender Specialist, Ethiopia – Ethiopia ACDI/VOCA Mid Career / Advanced

Program Manager for Latin America – Washington, DC Checchi and Company Consulting, Inc. Mid Career

Program Associate, Middle East and North Africa Division (Staff) – Washington, DC American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative Entry Level

Operations & Security Manager, Brussels – Brussels, Belgium International Crisis Group Mid Career

Project Director – Kenya – Nairobi, Kenya Freedom House Advanced

Foreign Service Financial Management Officer – United States Department of State Mid Career

Country Director, Indonesia – Jakarta, Indonesia Helen Keller International Mid Career

One Acre Fund- Program Associate- Kenya, Rwanda, and Burundi- Kenya Office Location

Freedom House- Program Officer- East and Horn of Africa- Nairobi, Kenya Office Location

Senior Coordinator, Partnerships – New York, NY
Synergos   Mid Career

Research Associate and Program Coordinator – Freeman Chair in China Studies – Washington, DC   CSIS    Entry Level

International Finance Reporting System Consultant,  Liberia – Liberia
ACDI/VOCA   Mid Career / Advanced

Livelihoods Specialist, Rwanda –  Rwanda
ACDI/VOCA   Mid Career / Advanced

CPD Research Fellowship 2013-15 – 

USC Center on  Public Diplomacy    Mid Career / Advanced

Foreign Service Health Practitioner – Washington,  D.C.
United States Department of State    Mid Career

Development Associate and Managing Editor – Washington,  DC
Layalina Productions, Inc.    Mid Career

Director – Joining Forces Initiative – Washington, DC or New York
Human Rights First    Advanced

Analyst, Research Department – Washington,  DC
Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA)   Entry Level

Program Assistant – Washington, DC  Middle East  Institute    Entry Level

Program Officer – South Africa – Johannesburg, South Africa
Freedom House    Mid Career

Director, Health and HIV/AIDS – Washington, DC   Africare Advanced

Director of Development – Washington, DC Center for American Progress Advanced

Program Associate – Bangkok – Bangkok, Thailand Freedom House Entry Level

Executive Assistant – New York, NY PILnet: The Global Network for Public Interest Law Mid Career

Senior Program Officer – East and Horn of Africa – Nairobi, Kenya Freedom House Mid Career / Advanced

Program Associate – East and Horn of Africa – Nairobi, Kenya Freedom House Entry Level

Deputy Country Director — Programs (Guinea) – Conakry, Guinea Helen Keller International Mid Career / Advanced

Foreign Editor – New York, NY The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York Entry Level / Mid Career / Advanced

Program Director, Civil Society Partnerships – Washington, D.C., DC The Project on Middle East Democracy Mid Career

Deputy Director, Budget & Finance – Washington, D.C. ACDI/VOCA Mid Career

Travel Security Analyst – Washington, DC International SOS Entry Level / Mid Career

Finance and Administrative Manager – Maputo, Mozambique TechnoServe Mid Career

Program Associate – Africa – Washington, DC Freedom House Entry Level

Project Coordinator – Bethesda, MD E-Collaborative for Civic Education Mid Career

Project Assistant – Bethesda, MD E-Collaborative for Civic Education Entry Level
Senior Elections Advisor-South Sudan – Juba, Sudan IFES Mid Career

Constitutional Development Advisor-South Sudan – Juba, Sudan IFES Mid Career

Deputy Country Representative, Mali – Mali USAID/Office of Transition Initiatives Mid Career / Advanced

Uganda Chief of Party — Supporting Access to Justice, Fostering Equity & Peace – Kampala, Uganda National Center for State Courts (NCSC) Mid Career / Advanced

Executive Director, United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) – Washington, DC United Nations Foundation Mid Career / Advanced

American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative- Development Temp  Washington, DC

One Acre Fund- Program Associate- Kenya, Rwanda, and Burundi- Kenya Office Location

Freedom House- Program Officer- East and Horn of Africa- Nairobi, Kenya Office Location

Search Engines:

US Governmental Opportunities:   

CUNY Jobs for Students: http://urdox1.cuny.edu/jobs/student-jobs.html

The Koch Associate Program: The Koch Associate Program is a very selective, one year, paid career opportunity for bright, talented young people who are interested in pursuing a career in the non-profit sector.  Graduating students often don’t realize the great job opportunities that market-oriented non-profit organizations provide for those interested in advancing the ideas of a free society.  The Associate Program is a great way to jumpstart that career, because we help Associates develop the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary for a successful future with free-market think tanks, policy institutes, or other non-profit organizations.

While in the program, Associates are placed into a full-time role with a reputable organization where they work four days each week.  The positions available to Associates cover various fields such as policy analysis, donor relations, program management, legal reform, public relations, and marketing.  A full list of the organizations where Associates work along with some examples of project placements can be found on our website.  Then, one day each week, Associates come together in a classroom setting at the Foundation to engage in reading discussions and group projects, network with their peers, listen to guest speakers, and learn how to apply Market-Based Management® in a non-profit setting through interactive exercises and workshops.

Associates range in experience from recent graduates to those with up to ten years of work experience, and they come from diverse fields and academic majors.  Project assignments are determined on a rolling basis, so the earlier candidates apply, the sooner they can select their non-profit placement.  All applications must be submitted via our website. To learn more about the program and the Foundation, please visit http://www.cgkfoundation.org/.

The Brennan Center for Justice: The Brennan Center for Justice is currently hiring a Research Associate in our Democracy Program. This is an entry-level job that provides great experience for someone who has recently graduated college. The job description can be found at http://www.brennancenter.org/pages/jobs#demra

United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA): The Department of Economic and Social Affairs promotes and supports international cooperation to achieve development for all, and assists governments in agenda-setting and decision-making on development issues at the global level. DESA provides abroad range of analytical products and policy advice that serve as valuable sources of reference and decision-making tools for developed and developing countries, particularly in translating global commitments into national policies and action and in monitoring progress towards the internationally agreed development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals. For more information, go to http://www.un.org/esa/desa/

The American Political Science Association: APSA’s eJobs is a year-round, online resource for political science employment opportunities and job candidates.  It contains the most comprehensive online listing of political science jobs, is updated daily with new job listings and candidate resumes, and is fully searchable by field of interest, name of employer/candidate, region, keyword, position, salary, type of institution, and most recent postings. For more information please follow: http://www.apsanet.org/content_2602.cfm

The World Health Organization: WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends. For more information please follow: http://www.who.int/employment/profiles/en/

Russia-Related Work Opportunities

2. Webmaster (Volunteer), AATSEEL

3. Slavic and East European Studies Librarian and Head of Collection Exchange Program, University of California, Berkeley

4. English Language Teacher, Siberian Academy for Government Service – Novosibirsk, Russia

5. Administrative Assistant (Part- or Full- time),  Education Programs Division, IREX – Washington, DC

6. Program Coordinator, Civil Society Division, IREX – Washington, DC

7. Program Associate, American Academy of Arts & Sciences – Cambridge, Massachusetts

8. Program Associate, Education Programs Division, IREX – Washington, DC

9. Legal Translations, Expertis

10. Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, Harvard University

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Funding/Fellowships/Internships

1. Intern, Education Program Division, IREX – Washington, DC

2. Out-of-house Research Intern, Minority Map and Timeline of Europe

3. Summer Human Rights Internship, International Youth Human Rights Movement – Voronezh, Russia

4. IREX Fellowships

5. John Smith Memorial Trust Fellowship

6. Virginia Foundation, Fellowship

7. Mary Lily Research Grant

8. Berkshire Conference Article Prize

9. Supported Residencies, Institute for Advanced Study – Paris, France

10. SSRC, Eurasia Program Fellowship

11. Internship, Praticiu Eurasia Center

12. Residential Fellowships, University of Texas at Austin

13. Two-week Fellowship, Likhachev Foundation

14. Visit to Collections Funding, Columbia University Libraries

15. Doctoral Funding, American Research Institute of the South Caucasus

16. Doctoral and Master’s Level funding, Central European Univeristy

17. Post-doctoral Funding, the ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry

AATSEEL is seeking nominations for the position of Webmaster (Volunteer) to begin January 2012.  The Webmaster works closely with and reports to the Executive Director and the President to maintain and develop the AATSEEL website by:

overseeing the volunteer editors who maintain the majority of the site’s content; training and assisting new volunteers and using contacts within the profession to locate replacement editors as needed; cooperating with the Editors of SEEJ and the newsletter, as well as the Conference Program Committee Chair, to ensure that all web materials are accurate and serve the mission of AATSEEL publications and the annual conference; fielding queries from outside AATSEEL about the organization’s web presence and responding appropriately to requests (consulting with the Executive Council as appropriate) scripting, programming, extensive HTML knowledge is not required since AATSEEL contracts with a full-time agency for support.  To send your CV or if you have any questions please contact Elizabeth Durst at aatseel@usc.edu.

Slavic and East European Studies Librarian and Head of Collection Exchange Program, Doe/Moffitt Libraries  , University of California, Berkeley

Hiring range: Associate Librarian I – Associate Librarian VI
$49,464 – $66,492, based upon qualifications
This is a full-time appointment available starting February 2012.
The University of California, Berkeley seeks a collaborative, service-oriented librarian to lead the Library’s research and teaching initiatives supporting Slavic and East European Studies, and to manage the Library’s collection exchange program.

The Slavic and East European Studies Librarian has primary responsibility for enhancing the collections and user-centered services in support of research, teaching, and scholarship related to countries of the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Cultivating and sustaining strong connections with faculty and students associated with key academic departments and centers – mainly the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and the Institute for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies – is critical to understanding and meeting the research and curricular needs for these scholars. The librarian provides research consultations for faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students in the required languages and subject areas; develops guides and web pages to facilitate user access to resources; offers orientations and instructional seminars; and contributes to reference services for the humanities and social sciences in the Doe/Moffitt Libraries.

The Slavic and East European Studies Librarian selects materials in all formats that are appropriate to the research and teaching needs of the UC Berkeley campus, and that are published in the countries of the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Materials are acquired through firm orders and approval plans with multiple vendors as well as through a well-developed exchange program. In order to effectively enhance access to the collection of print and digital materials and identify which materials should be shelved off-campus, the librarian works collaboratively with other campus colleagues specializing in international documents, social sciences, humanities, and area studies. Collection development is coordinated through a number of consortial agreements with libraries in the University of California system, Stanford University, and the Pacific Coast Slavic and East European Consortium (PAC SLAV). The Slavic and East European Studies Librarian maintains an awareness of scholarly communication issues, and identifies relevant online resources to purchase through campus funds or in group agreements within the California Digital Library and the Center for Research Libraries. On a limited basis, the librarian may select appropriate Slavic materials for the library at UC Santa Barbara.

Working closely with staff in the Acquisitions Department, as Head of the Collection Exchange Program this librarian is responsible for managing and assessing the Library’s exchange program with partner libraries, academies, and institutions. The Library’s Exchange Program provides Berkeley with significant publications not otherwise easily acquired. Exchange arrangements currently exist with partners in many countries, the large majority of which are in Russia and other countries of Eastern Europe.

UC Berkeley librarians are expected to participate in library-wide planning and governance, to work effectively in a shared decision-making environment and to be active professionally. Professional contributions beyond the primary responsibilities are required for advancement in the Librarian series. The successful candidate will show evidence or promise of such contributions.

The Environment

The UC Berkeley Library is an internationally renowned research and teaching facility at one of the nation’s premiere public universities. In a highly diverse and intellectually rich environment, Berkeley serves a campus community of 25,500 undergraduate students, 10,300 graduate students, and 2,000 faculty. The Library comprises 20 libraries, including the Doe/Moffitt Libraries, collectively offering extensive collections in all formats and robust services to connect users with those collections and build their related research skills. Through cooperative collection agreements and creative partnerships with other research libraries and foreign countries, the Library continues to explore new roles and approaches for research libraries. The Doe/Moffitt Libraries bring special focus to the humanities, social sciences, international and area studies and undergraduate services and the intersections between them. Discover more about the Library via our web sites: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu and http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/doemoff.

Qualifications

Required

  • MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited library school.
  • Degree in an area studies-related field (language, history, culture, or literature).
  • Demonstrated comprehension of and competency in Russian.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the information needs of researchers studying Eastern Europe.
  • Familiarity with book trade and bibliographic resources of countries of this region.
  • Experience or coursework in collection development and understanding of the evolving scholarly communication landscape.
  • Experience or coursework in reference services using print and digital resources to support area studies, humanities, and social sciences research.
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing highly responsive public service.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, problem solving, and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse staff and campus user communities.

Desirable

  • An advanced degree in a subject area pertinent to Slavic and East European Studies.
  • Proficiency in other non-English languages of the region.
  • Experience collaborating with faculty, students, and other campus stakeholders.
  • Experience providing reference and instructional services in an academic setting
  • Experience with cooperative library agreements at the regional, national, or international level.
  • Experience developing innovative services to enhance research and/or teaching.
  • Knowledge of cataloging and access issues for non-English language materials.
  • Experience with grant writing and fundraising.
  • Experience working effectively in an academic library or equivalent research environment.

The Library at the University of California, Berkeley is committed to the support and encouragement of a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make positive contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.

Professional librarians at UC are academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council – American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This position is in the bargaining unit.

Librarians are entitled to appropriate professional leave, two days per month of vacation leave, one day per month of sick leave, and all other benefits granted to non-faculty academic personnel. The University has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits.

Deadline:

Consideration will be given to applications received by December 16, 2011

Applicants are encouraged to submit applications by e-mail. Applications should include a letter addressing the candidate’s qualifications; a full resume of their education and relevant experience; and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references who are knowledgeable about their qualifications for this position.

Send applications to:

Susan E. Wong
Director, Library Human Resources
Library Human Resources Department
110 Doe Library
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
librec@library.berkeley.edu
(510) 642-3778

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

    The Siberian Academy for Government Service in Novosibirsk, Russia will be hiring a teacher of English language.  Qualified candidates will hold a bachelor’s degree and speak some Russian.  The teacher will recieve free housing, discounted meals, a visa invitation and full logistical support, and ample free time to pursue other private teaching opportunities.  There is a great need for native English speakers in Novosibirsk and there will be no shortage of work opportunities.  This is a fantastic opportunity to improve your Russian, earn money, and serve a community that truly needs your skills.

Interested candidates should send a resume and brief letter to Leo Brown (leo.e.brown@gmail.com) a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Novosibirsk. Leo can answer any questions about this opportunity. Applications will be considered in order of receipt.

5. TITLE:    Administrative Assistant (Part-time or Full-time)          

POSITION LOCATION: Washington, DC
DIVISION: Education Programs Division 
ELIGIBILITY: Open to US Citizens

ABOUT IREX
IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing leadership and innovative programs to improve the quality of education, strengthen independent media, and foster pluralistic civil society development.

Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $60 million and a staff of 500 professionals worldwide. IREX and its partner IREX Europe deliver cross-cutting programs and consulting expertise in more than 100 countries.

SUMMARY OF POSITION

IREX seeks an administrative assistant to provide administrative support for its Education Programs Division.  The position is designed for candidates seeking either part-time or full-time work.

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Associate Degree or equivalent professional training;
  • Minimum two years office experience;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Excellent oral & written communication skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills; and
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.

TO APPLY
Go to http://www.irex.org/careers and click on Current Openings.  Then click on the corresponding position and apply through our website.  Please supply a resume and a cover letter with your application.

TITLE: Program Coordinator

DIVISION: Civil Society Division (CSD)
LOCATION: Washington, DC
REPORTS TO: Program Officer

About  IREX

IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally.  We enable local individuals and institutions to build key elements of a vibrant society: quality education, independent media, and strong communities.  To strengthen these sectors, our program activities also include conflict resolution, technology for development, women and youth.

Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $60 million and a staff of over 400 professionals worldwide.  IREX employs field-tested methods and innovative uses of technologies to develop practical and locally-driven solutions with our partners in more than 100 countries.

SUMMARY OF POSITION: IREX seeks a Program Coordinator for its technology for development programs, to be based in the Washington, DC, office with occasional travel to Eastern Europe and other program sites. IREX’s programs emphasize access to information as an essential element of a development strategy and work to ensure access for the otherwise marginalized is considered as part of donor and government policies.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

         Providing general backstopping and program administrative support, including coordination of assigned program activities and fulfilling donor requests for information

         Together with other program staff, generating comprehensive reports for program funders and other audiences;

         Writing, editing and formatting program publicity;

         Monitoring financial reporting, reviewing budgets and expense reports, and recommending programmatic adjustments to overseas management staff;

         Contributing to online program resources, including managing databases and program statistics;

         Preparing wire and check requests as needed;

         Arranging travel for program staff and consultants;

         Maintaining collaborative work relationships with field offices and field representatives;

         Participating in the research and development of new programs and program initiatives;

         Other tasks as requested

QUALIFICATIONS:

         BA in international development, LIS or a related field, MA preferred;

         Minimum 2 years of development program and grant management or backstopping experience;

         Experience with public access to information programs such as libraries, telecenters, mobile applications or others in a development context;

         Proficiency in Russian or Romanian a plus;

         Exceptional writing and reporting skills;

         Knowledge of relevant software, including MS Office and Publisher; Acrobat; SPSS would be a plus

         Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills;

         Ability to work independently and proven ability to handle multiple tasks.

To Apply

Go to http://www.irex.org/careers and click on Current Openings.  Then click on the corresponding position and apply through our website.  Please supply a resume and a cover letter with your application.

 

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

AA/EOE/M/F/D/V – EOE

 

7.

Program Associate, American Academy of Arts & Sciences

 

The American Academy of Arts & Sciences, an international learned society and policy research center with headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts, seeks a Program Associate to support its Initiative for Humanities and Culture and associated research initiatives.  This is a unique opportunity for a highly motivated individual to play a key role in advancing multidisciplinary projects and studies with some of the country’s leading humanities scholars.  The Program Associate may also work on other projects. The ideal candidate will have: A Ph.D. in the humanities; three-five years of relevant project administration experience in a university, foundation, learned society, or non-profit; experience working with senior faculty; knowledge of policy issues in the humanities; strong writing, editing, research, and communication skills; successful grant writing expertise and familiarity with private foundations and other funding sources; and an ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a team environment. For more details and how to apply, go to www.amacad.org/hr/hrPositions.aspx

 

8.

TITLE: Program Associate

REPORTS TO: Senior Program Officer

DIVISION: Education Programs Division

LOCATION: Washington, DC

OPEN TO: Must be eligible to work in the U.S.

 

ABOUT IREX

IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing leadership and innovative programs to improve the quality of education, strengthen independent media, and foster pluralistic civil society development.

Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $60 million and a staff of 500 professionals worldwide. IREX and its partner IREX Europe deliver cross-cutting programs and consulting expertise in more than 100 countries.

SUMMARY OF POSITION

IREX seeks an entry-level Program Associate for its Education Programs Division to provide support to international education programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

·         Work closely with the program team on overall program administration including providing logistical support to program participants and university hosts

·         Create, maintain, and update information and financial records of program participants

·         Track a wide range of information and data, maintaining accuracy and completeness

·         Ensure compliance with organization and donor regulations

·         General finance and administrative tasks

·         Contribute to the overall success of the project

·         Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

·         Experience with, and interest in, international exchanges, higher education development programs;

·         Knowledge of and experience with project design, grant management, proposal development, and budgeting;

·         International study, work, or living experience;

·         Knowledge of Eurasia;

·         Knowledge of relevant regional language

·         Excellent communication, writing, and organizational skills

·         Ability to work in a team environment

·         Excellent ability to remain flexible while adhering to strict deadlines

·         Excellent attention to detail

·         Excellent computer skills, including Excel

TO APPLY

Go to http://www.irex.org/careers and click on Current Openings.  Then click on the corresponding position and apply through our website.  Please supply a resume and a cover letter with your application.

 

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
EOE

AA/EOE/M/F/D/V

 

9.

Legal translations – Nordic, Baltic languages, Finnish

Experis is expanding the pool of translators in Nordic and Baltic languages and Finnish for our legal translator program. If you know somebody who might be interested, please forward them this information – here is a brief description on our website: http://www.asetquality.com/CI_employment_Translators.html

Please note that US citizenship is required for this work. Also, our company used to be called ASET International, we are called Experis now, under new ownership.

Blanka Novotna

Interpreter Manager

Experis: Global Content Solutions Practice

6400 Arlington Boulevard, Third Floor

Falls Church, VA 22042

Office: 1-703-245-9359

Fax: 703-245-9401

Cell: 1-202-497-8397

Blanka.Novotna@experis.com

“Guiding clients strategically to create, manage and deliver information worldwide”

Visit our new website: www.experis.us/gcs

1.  Title: Intern, Education Programs Division  Location: Washington, DC

Reports To: Program Officer, Education Programs Division

ABOUT IREX: IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing leadership and innovative programs to improve the quality of education, strengthen independent media, and foster pluralistic civil society development.  Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $60 million and a staff of 500 professionals worldwide. IREX and its partner IREX Europe deliver cross-cutting programs and consulting expertise in more than 100 countries.

SUMMARY OF POSITION : IREX is seeking an Intern to support its Education Programs Division. The intern will be based at IREX’s Washington, DC headquarters and will support and contribute to the administration of the Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program and UGRAD Program, as well as other tasks as assigned. The intern will perform a variety of administrative and operational tasks and will work closely with a Program Officer. The Intern must be available to work a minimum of 20 hours a week.  The intern must be able to commit to a minimum of 4 months of part-time employment. This position will be paid on an hourly basis. This internship is open immediately.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  –  Providing general program administrative support; Arranging temporary housing for participants; Tracking program expenditures and documents; Assisting with various administrative tasks related to event preparation and implementation;  Other administrative and programmatic duties as requested.

QUALIFICATIONS

The Intern must be well organized, skilled at handling multiple tasks, and able to adhere to deadlines.  Other qualifications include:

  • Interest in pursuing a career in international education; previous academic and/or professional experience in international education preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team setting
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience in planning and organizing events preferred
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook

.

TO APPLY
Go to http://www.irex.org/careers and click on Current Openings.  Then click on the corresponding position and apply through our website.  Please supply a resume and a cover letter with your application.

 

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
EOE – AA/EOE/M/F/D/V

 

2.

Minority Map and Timeline of Europe (MMTE)

Research Internship Announcement
http://www.ecmi.de/news/details/minority-map-and-timeline-of-europe-mmte-428/

MMTE Staff

Out-of-house Research Intern

1. Role/Tasks:

1.1. Research and write upon one country-minority entry
1.2  Update information on country-minority entries
1.3  Update information on other websites and add links to the MMTE

2. Position:
2.1  Three full-time positions/one four-month internship period

3. Remittance
3.1 Research will be contracted on a paid basis

Responsibilities

The European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) is currently seeking three out-of-house interns for a four-month paid internship period from January to April 2012 to undertake research for the newly redesigned Minority Map and Timeline of Europe (MMTE). In collaboration with the General Coordinator and Project Leader/Editor, interns will research and write upon one country-minority entry with the use of the Minority Map and Timeline of Europe (MMTE) Template. Interns will have the opportunity to choose which country they would like to research upon, this being dependent upon if the country-minority entry has not already been completed. While interns may research upon a country they are not residing in, it is highly sought after that interns have very good knowledge of their chosen country-minority entry. Through both primary and secondary data use, will write upon the general environment/relations of the country and government concerning its minority population as well as further examining major communities living throughout the country. Responsibilities will also include locating statistical data concerning population numbers for the interactive map as well as writing events for the interactive timeline. During the internship, interns will update other information when necessary as well as add information from the MMTE and links to relevant websites.

Skills/Knowledge

Out-of-house interns will generally be based in the country that is being researched upon for the country-minority entry. Internships are intended for junior scholars who have recently finished a second degree (i.e master’s degree) in a pertinent discipline, and who have researched upon and have exposure to one of the regions, countries, and/or minorities of the Minority Map and Timeline of Europe. As research will be performed out-of-house, it is important that the applicant is able to work independently and meet deadlines. For these reasons, interns must have regular access to a computer, a reliable broadband Internet access, be able to commit to a full-time workload, and be willing to use Skype and e-mail during the internship period. The intern must be organized and have excellent communcations skills. Excellent English skills are required for this internship, while other language skills, particularly in the country of study, are extremely valuable.

Application by e-mail only, no phone calls please

Please provide a letter of motivation titled “MMTE Research Internship”, curriculum vitae, three reference details (including contact details/e-mail addresses), and short writing sample (5-7 pages), which may be an excerpt of an academic paper (not edited by someone else) that demonstrates knowledge of the regions, countries and/or minorities (in general or upon the intern’s specific choice) or other relevant disciplines, as well as English language competence. Applicants should also provide a list of three country-minority entries they are interested in researching upon. Applicants that are not selected for the internship period will be entered in a roster for future internship possibilities.

Dates/Contact

Due date for submissions: 25 November 2011

Short-listed applicants will be contacted by: 9 December 2011

Please forward all application materials to: William McKinney, mckinney[@]ecmi.de

 

3.

Summer Human Rights Internships in Russia

For International Relations and Studies, International Human Rights Law and Political

Science Students, Russian Studies and students of related fields

 

The International Youth Human Rights Movement (IYHRM) offers comprehensive internships in Voronezh, Russian Federation for undergraduate and graduate students serious about immersing themselves in issues effecting human rights in the CIS.

 

Come intern with the International Youth Movement for Human Rights (YHRM) in Voronezh, Russian Federation.

 

Work can include:

 

    Human rights related research and academic writing involving human rights issues in East

Europe, Russia and Central Asia

    Lobbying and engagement of the OSCE, the UN, and the EU

    Helping to coordinate actions of the Eurasia Idea Network: a broad network of human rights defenders

    Brainstorming advocacy campaigns effecting freedom of assembly, expression, arbitrary detentions and torture; fair and transparent governmental practice, tolerance

    Coordinating with sister organizations, such as CIVICUS World Alliance for Citizen

Participation and the Moscow Helsinki Group

    Writing journalism, press releases; helping to find powerful outlets for emerging information

    Translation and Interpretation

    Travel within the CIS liaising with partner organizations

    Participating in and helping to plan YHRM’s annual human rights training for students and professionals in Moscow and other workshops and seminars

Why intern in human rights with YHRM?

-     A chance to design your own internship and set your own goals;     A chance to immerse yourself in a unique community of thinkers devoted to building a more fair and just society;     To build lasting relationships with human rights defenders which can inform future work; To work in a field of action requiring the application of political, legal, cultural, lingual and communications knowledge and skills; To gain a rare body of knowledge on the human rights situation in Russia

Qualifications:   – Aadvanced Russian or an equivalent based upon experience; – At least three months experience living, volunteering, studying or working in the former Soviet Union; – Be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in a related field; – Have demonstrated the flexibility and outlook required for work in Russia; – A minimum 3.3 gpa

Application Process

    Submit a resume and personal statement to Dimitri Makarov at orlovets@gmail.com and Anna Dobrovolskaya at anna.dobrovolskaya@gmail.com Personal statements should include details on your Russian experience, your experience working in Russian-speaking countries and why you want to intern with YHRM. Include as header “resume_your name.”

    Submit one current scanned copy of your college transcript

    Instruct references to submit 2 notes of reference via email. These people should be verifiable, e.g. professors/employers or others we can google. Instruct references to include your name in the subject line, i.e. Reference_John Smith.

    Once selected, final applicants will have a skype interview

    The deadline for summer internship applications are March 1st

    Internshps run roughtly from June 1st until September 1st although these dates are negotiable

While YHRM assists with letters of invitation, all travel arrangements must be made by the applicant. Upon arrival, YHRM will connect the intern with a realtor to help find accommodation. Interns can anticipate budgeting 300-500 dollars a month for short term accommodation in Voronezh.  For more information on us, please visit  http://yhrm.org/

Human Rights House in Voronezh

Our office is located in central Voronezh. It is one of the oldest buildings in Voronezh (which was 95 percent destroyed during the war). Voronezh itself is a night train from Moscow and Kazan, a convenient over-land transportation hub for travel to Ukraine, the Caucasus and the Black Sea. According to the

2010 census, it has a population of 890,000 people (see wiki for more details

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voronezh

4. IREX Fellowships

IREX is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program and Short Term Travel Grants Program.These research support programs offer US scholars and professionals the opportunity to conduct policy-relevant research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Researchers are also able to increase their understanding of current regional issues, develop and sustain international networks, and directly contribute to the formation of US public policy by conducting research on topics vital to the academic and policy-making communities. The fellowships provide logistical support, international airfare, a living/housing stipend, visa support, emergency evacuation insurance, and, in many countries, field office support.

The Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program (IARO) provides students, scholars and professionals with support to conduct policy- relevant field research in the countries of Eastern Europe and Eurasia. The Short-Term Travel Grants Program (STG) is a short-term, flexible program for postdoctoral scholars and professionals to conduct targeted, policy-relevant research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. For details and how to apply, go to www.irex.org.

 

5.

John Smith Memorial Trust Fellowship  is now accepting applications for its 2012 Fellowship Programme.  Applications for Fellowships are invited from the following countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine. The Fellowship aims to strengthen and deepen awareness of good governance through a three week programme in the UK and placements that show the workings of organisations within a long established democracy.  Selection is based on a combination of the leadership potential of the applicant  and the quality of the action plan they propose. Action plans are pieces of work or policy problems which the Fellows want to explore while in the UK.  The “ideal” candidate will be aged 25-40, working in politics, local administration, business, the media, the arts or civil society, with a track record of achievement in the area of good governance and public service. The deadline for applications is 31st December 2011. For more details and how to apply, go to http://www.johnsmithmemorialtrust.org/web/site/Programme/how_to_apply.asp

6. Mary Lily Research Grant

The Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture, part of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University, announces the availability of Mary Lily Research Grants for research travel to our collections. The Sallie Bingham Center documents the public and private lives of women through a wide variety of published and unpublished sources. Collections of personal papers, family papers, and organizational records complement print sources such as books and periodicals. Particular strengths of the Sallie Bingham Center are feminism in the U.S., women’s prescriptive literature from the 19th & 20th centuries, girls’ literature, zines, artist’s books by women, gender & sexuality, and the history and culture of women in the South. An overview of our collecting areas can be found here:

http://bit.ly/BinghamOverview.

Mary Lily Research grants are available to any faculty member, graduate or undergraduate student, or independent scholar with a research project requiring the use of materials held by the Sallie Bingham Center. Grant money may be used for travel, photocopying, and living expenses while pursuing research at the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Applicants must live outside of a 100-mile radius from Durham, NC. The maximum award per applicant is $1,000. The deadline for application is January 31, 2012 by 5:00 PM EST.

Recipients will be announced in March 2012. Grants must be used between April 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013. For more information and to download a copy of the application form, please visit:

http://bit.ly/ResearchGrants. Visit the website at http://library.duke.edu/rubenstein/bingham

8. Supported Residencies, Institute for Advanced Study–Paris

The Institute for Advanced Study–Paris (IAS-Paris) invites you to submit applications for the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 academic years for five- or nine- month residencies. Longer stays (i.e. nine months) are given priority for 2013-2014. IAS-Paris is planning to host about  fifteen guest researchers for

2012-2013 and about twenty-five guest researchers for 2013-2014 to work on research projects of their choice. Deadline for applications: 20 January 2012.

For more information go to http://www.paris-iea.fr/En/evenement/appel-candidature-iea-paris-pour-Les-annees-universitaires-2012-2013-et-2013-2014

10. Social Science Research Council, Eurasia Program Fellowship

The Eurasia Program offers three types of fellowship support in 2011, providing financial and academic support to graduate students in the early stages of dissertation development, Ph.D. candidates near completion of their doctoral programs in the social sciences and related humanities, and young scholars within five years of the completion of their Ph.D. Pre- Dissertation Awards (PDAs) enable early stage graduate students to perform initial field assessments of up to 4 weeks for archival exploration, preliminary interviews, and other forms of feasibility studies related to their dissertations. Proposals should reflect a clear plan for initial field assessment, require a budget of less than $4,000, and clearly articulate the policy relevance of the proposed project. Dissertation Development Awards (DDAs) are intended to provide one year of support to enable the prompt completion of a PhD dissertation.

We anticipate offering approximately 10 DDAs (with stipends up to $18,000 and $4,000 of possible supplemental funding) to advanced graduate students who have completed their fieldwork. Applicants should pay serious attention to the policy-relevant aspects of their research. Post-Doctoral Research Awards (PDRAs) provide research funds to early- career scholars who have been awarded their PhD within the last five years to support the furthering of the work initiated in their dissertations or the launching of their first post-dissertation research project. Applicants will be expected to secure overhead agreements from their institution of employment (for no more than 10% of the total award amount). Research funds may be used for travel, data collection, software, research assistance, salary, or other forms of scholarly development.

Applicants must present a clear research and writing plan, highlighting their publication strategy and discussing the policy relevance of the proposed work. For details and how to apply, go to http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/eurasia-fellowship/

11.  Patriciu Eurasia Center

The mission of the Atlantic Council is to renew the transatlantic community for 21st century global challenges.  The Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center serves as the Atlantic Council’s focal point for work related to issues in this region, which encompasses the Central and Eastern Europe, the Black and Caspian Sea littoral states, Russia, and Central Asia. Issues of particular importance to the Eurasia Center include trade and economy (regional economic integration, business development, and trade facilitation); and energy (oil and natural gas pipelines, other energy transmission corridors, resource exploration, and energy security concerns); and others (migration, governance, the environment, and security).

The Program conducts research and project activities on these and other topics.

The program seeks well-organized, highly reliable, motivated candidates with excellent writing skills and who thrive in a fast-paced environment and demonstrate initiative. The position is not paid, but candidates gain valuable skills, experience, knowledge, and contacts in the Washington, DC, policy community.

Interns for the Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center provide important research and logistical support to assist these efforts and support program staff.  They work closely with the Program Director, the Director of Programs, the Assistant Director, and Black Sea Energy and Economic Forum staff.  Interns are also encouraged to pursue their own research projects and to write and publish their own policy briefs or blog posts.

Duties are not limited to, but will include:

•    Conduct research to support the activities of the Director and his deputies.
•    Manage program contacts and knowledge.
•    Draft correspondence and take notes at Council roundtables and strategy sessions for program archives.
•    Handle an array of logistical issues for program events and activities.
•    Write analytical pieces for publication on the New Atlanticist blog.
•    Help draft and edit policy briefs and task force reports.

Each intern is responsible for completing all tasks stated above and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:  •    Must be at least a college senior in good standing, a graduate student or a recent graduate.  •    Must demonstrate proven interest in international affairs with an emphasis on trade, economics, energy, or the Eurasia region.

•    Must have excellent writing and editing skills.
•    Must work well with others and interact professionally with senior figures.
•    Must be eligible to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE EMAIL A RESUME, COVER LETTER, AND WRITING SAMPLE TO: INTERNSHIP@ACUS.ORG.

 

12.

Residential Fellowships, University of Texas Austin

 

For the 2012-13 theme, the Institute for Historical Studies at The University of Texas at Austin envisions a fundamental and substantive re-thinking of scholarly approaches to diplomacy as a worldwide, multi-disciplinary, historical practice. Applicants should state unambiguously how they take a new and creative position vis a vis the individuals, communities, and states that have frequently defined the historical study of diplomacy. We are particularly interested in exploring the meaning and practice of diplomacy in pre-modern times and non-Western societies and in a wide range of questions. For further information on the IHS, the theme, the programming, and applications for residential fellowships for 2012-13, see the IHS website:

http://www.utexas.edu/cola/insts/historicalstudies

 

13.

Two-week Fellowship, Likhachev Foundation

 

The Likhachev Foundation is accepting applications for a 2-week fellowship in St. Petersburg in May 2012.

The name of the program is Cultural Fellowships in Russia and its purpose is to bring to St. Petersburg professionals who are currently working on projects about Russian culture (books, exhibitions, theatre productions, films, festivals, conferences, etc.) For details about the program go to http://cf.lfond.spb.ru/ The fellowship will take place in St. Petersburg in May 7 – 20 2012, and the deadline for applications is January 22, 2012.

 

14.

Visit to Collections Funding, Columbia University Libraries

 

The Columbia University Libraries (CUL) invites applications from scholars and researchers to a new program designed to facilitate access to Columbia’s special and unique collections.  CUL will award ten

(10) grants of $2500 each on a competitive basis to researchers who can demonstrate a compelling need to consult CUL holdings for their work.  Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2012.  Awards will be made by April 1, 2012 for research at Columbia during the period July  1, 2012 to June 30, 2013.

Application forms and additional information are available at: http://library.columbia.edu/indiv/spcol/research_awards.html

 

15.

Doctoral Funding, American Research Institute of the South Caucasus

 

The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) announces the availability of US graduate fellowships in support of research in the South Caucasus (Armenia, Georgia, and/or Azerbaijan).

Awards will be made for a maximum of $1500 each.

Projects in all fields in the social sciences and humanities are eligible. Proposals will be judged on their quality and on the potential of the research to strengthen scholarship on the Southern Caucasus.

The purpose of the fellowship is to help cover travel to and/or living expenses in the Southern Caucasus.

During his/her stay in the Southern Caucasus, the fellow is expected to give an ARISC sponsored presentation on a subject related to his/her research.

The fellow will acknowledge ARISC in any publication that emerges from the research carried during the fellowship. Application requirements: Please send a complete application including the application form, a project statement of not more than 3 pages, work schedule, budget, and curriculum vitae, by December 30, 2011 to info@arisc.org. Two letters of recommendation must also be submitted. All information must be received by December 30, 2011 in order for the applicant to be considered for the fellowship. Please see http://arisc.org/RESOURCES/Funding-Opportunities/ARISC-Fellowships for more information.

16. Doctoral and Master’s Level Funding, Central European University

The History Department at CEU Budapest offers competitive fellowships for MA and PhD programs.

The department invites applications for the 1) one- year MA program, designed for students who have completed at least a four-year Bachelor’s degree;

2) two-year MA program, designed for those who have completed a three-year Bachelor’s degree; and

3) PhD program. All academic programs start in September 2012. The application deadline is January 25, 2012. Apply at www.ceu.hu/admissions. Early applications are encouraged.

 

17.

Postdoctoral Funding, The ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry

 

The ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry announces six post-doctoral fellowships on the topic “Complementarity and Wholes Which Are Not One”

within the core project “Tension/Spannung”. Like the notion of tension, that of ‘complementarity’ is deceptively simple: it is just as unquestioningly embraced in some contexts as it is rejected in others.

The divergent attitudes towards complementarity have much to do with different ways in which this notion conjures up the figure of a whole and specifies the relationship between parts. With the focus for 2012-13, the ICI Berlin seeks to inquire about the potential and limits of complementarity for reconsidering questions of totality, the whole and the relation of parts within different fields and to explore further how diverse cultures and discourses can be brought into productive confrontation beyond indifferent coexistence and violent conflict. The ICI Berlin invites scholars from all disciplines – including literary and art studies, history and philosophy of science, postcolonial, feminist and queer studies, and the social sciences – to link their individual projects to the topic of “Complementarity and Wholes Which Are Not One” and engage in a joint exploration with other fellows at the Institute. We especially welcome applications from individuals who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in scholarly research.

Interested applicants should consult the announcement at http://www.ici-berlin.org/fellowships/announcement/ and send their application by e-mail only to the address indicated there. Application deadline: 6 January 2012.

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