Opportunity for MA Students: Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC)


We are writing today about Crea tu Futuro, a new program that is being launched by the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) – the newly reformed private sector branch of the IDB Group. The IIC is an exciting place to be – they are growing rapidly and are eager to innovate as they work to finance the private sector in Latin America and the Caribbean to bolster competitiveness and growth while ensuring sustainability.
To keep up this momentum, they seek to bring on talented young professionals who have recently completed their Master’s degree. Specifically targeting graduates from business administration, finance, economics, and international relations programs, selected candidates will spend two 18-month rotations with IIC teams in Washington, DC and/or across the region.
We would like to promote this opportunity among your students and grads to ensure we are pulling from the most quality institutions and from our very own partnership network. Would you be able to help us share this information or to put us in touch with those individuals who might be able to promote it?  
We are attaching a brochure that offers further details, but please do not hesitate to contact Erica Chicola (ericac@iadb.org) if you have any questions.
Thanks so much in advance,
The IDB Partnerships Team

Summer Human Rights Jobs

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Membership Engagement Staff Job Description


Position Title:  The Outreach Team Membership Engagement Staff
Type: Full time, $15/hour
Purpose:  Re-engage Amnesty International members, raise money and build support for human rights.

To Apply : https://www.campaign-jobs.com/applyforjob?adid=a10o000000EWVaNAAX
The Outreach Team seeks Membership Engagement Staff to join us on the ground level to launch a new organization.  Engagement staff will build membership and raise money for our non-profit partners and be on the forefront of piloting new technologies and techniques in grassroots organizing. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who seeks to create social change, revolutionize how non-profits raise money and win campaigns, and move up in both pay and position in a fast growing organization.
The Outreach Team is a start-up created by Clayt Freed and Sasha Rosen, grassroots organizers with more than three decades of experience and success under their belts. We build, evaluate, and perfect scalable models for progressive groups to advance today’s critical issues from clean energy to gay rights. We work in a fast-paced and fun environment with a network of non-profit partners across the country.
Major Responsibilities:

  • Make a Difference on Issues: Be on the front lines of some of the most critical social change movements in the country. Moreover, be part of a team where your voice, and your ideas, matter and make a difference. Join our team on the ground floor to contribute new ideas, test new methods of fundraising and mobilization, and help change how social change happens in America;
  • Raise Money: Membership Engagement Staff members are responsible for effectively and efficiently collecting contributions and donations for non-profit organizations through contacting supporters and soliciting donations. Donations from members are what allow us to build the budget and political power to help our clients win their campaigns. As one of our staff you raise awareness of the campaigns, build financial support for the campaign and open up an opportunity for our clients to hear feedback directly from our membership base.
  • Ensure Member Information Security: Ensure that all policies on information security are followed and that members’ information is secure at all times; and

About you. You want to work somewhere that shares your values, rewards great work, provides you with a fast track to career advancement, and is open to new ideas. Above all else, you believe that when people come together, we can change the course of history. The best part of your day is working with people. You have a passion for non-profits and a heightened entrepreneurial spirit. You want to get in on the ground floor of a dynamic company who is changing social change. More specifically, you:

  • Have strong communication skills, a good work ethic, and can walk or bike for long periods of time.
  • Are able to work within a team, receive feedback, and adapt to rapidly changing political landscapes.
  • Preferred previous canvassing, sales, non-profit, customer service or political campaign experience.
  • Bilingual is a plus.

The Outreach Team is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from people of color, LGBT individuals, and women.

To Apply: https://www.campaign-jobs.com/applyforjob?adid=a10o000000EWVaNAAX

Summer Internship

Summer Jobs for the Environment!

Environment New York is hiring students to work on our campaigns this summer in Manhattan. We’re looking for folks that are hard working, good communicators and committed to making positive social change. Click here to apply.
This summer our top campaign is to stop rollbacks of our most critical environmental protections.
The President and Congress have stated publicly that they plan to weaken dozen of protections for our air, our water and our public lands. Just recently a member of Congress drafted legislation to abolish the Environmental Protection Agency. The debate is moving quickly and the proposals to roll back our environmental protections are going to keep coming.
That’s why Environment New York will be urging Senator Schumer and Senator Gillibrand to stand up for the places that we love and the health of the American people.
AND to win this campaign we are hiring students across New York to get out into communities and build support for this issue. Over the course of the summer you can expect to make between $4,500-$6,500 ($11-$16/hour) as a full time member of our staff. We also have unpaid internships available for passionate students who can’t work with us full time.
To apply for the job please use the link Here and select Manhattan for where you want to work. To apply for the internship, send your resume and intent to apply to tlaing@fundstaff.org .
Learn more about our campaigns at http://environmentnewyork.org/home

Commencement Update

With just four weeks until the commencement ceremony, the e-newsletter is back to update you on important information that you can share with your students.
Students will receive their own version of this e-newsletter. It is our primary way of communicating to them the crucial details they will need for a smooth graduation experience. Students should ensure that their e-mail addresses are updated in BC WebCentral.
If they are not already receiving the e-newsletter, please encourage them to contact us.
If you have any questions, please contact us by e-mail.
The Brooklyn College Commencement Team
Important Deadlines
Filing for Graduation
Students who will complete their degree requirements in the summer 2017 semester (September 1, 2017 graduation date) are no longer required to submit a petition to walk application. However, they must file for graduation by May 15, 2017.
NOTE: Due to timing and printing deadlines, the names of students who file for graduation after February 15, 2017, might not appear in the 2017 Commencement Program.
All filing for graduation is done through CUNYfirst. Please review the detailed instructions on how to file for graduation here.
Ticket Distribution
Students who have reserved commencement tickets must pick up their tickets at the Brooklyn College Whitman Hall box office on the following dates and times ONLY:
Tuesday, May 16 – Thursday, May 18:
10 a.m.–2 p.m. and 4–8 p.m.

Friday, May 19:
10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Saturday, May 20:
1–4 p.m.

Sunday, May 21:
1–4 p.m.

To pick up their tickets, students must have their student ID number
(EMPL ID #) and bring all of the following:
  • Their photo ID (the name on their ID must match their college records or they must provide proof of name change).
  • Their printed ticket reservation confirmation page that they received when they reserved their tickets, and which was also e-mailed to them.
For more details about commencement tickets, students may visit the ticket information website.
If Students Wish to Have Someone Pick Up Their Tickets for Them
If students are unable to pick up their tickets in person, they are permitted to send someone to pick up tickets on their behalf. That person is required to have all of the following items:
  • A printed, legibly signed letter of authorization letter from the student that contains the student’s ID number (EMPL ID#).
  • The student’s printed ticket reservation confirmation page that they received when they reserved their tickets, and which was also e-mailed to them.
  • A copy of the student’s photo ID.
  • A legible copy of their own photo ID, which will be kept for our records (they must also have their ID on their person).
Failure to provide these items may prevent the release of the student’s tickets.
For more information, refer students to ticket information.
Broeklundian: The Brooklyn College Yearbook
The 2017 edition of Broeklundian: the Brooklyn College Yearbook is now available for pre-order! To place an order, students may visit the Jostens Brooklyn College website. Supplies are limited.
Academic Regalia
To participate in the commencement ceremony, students are required to wear their designated cap and gown, which can be purchased only at the Brooklyn College Bookstore in the basement of Boylan Hall.
Master’s Academic Regalia:
Cap, Gown, and Hood: $65
Baccalaureate Academic Regalia:
Cap and Gown: $40
All graduates may purchase an optional Brooklyn College Stole: $33
PLEASE NOTE: The final day to purchase academic regalia for the 2017 commencement ceremony is Friday, May 26.
Academic regalia will not be available for purchase at the Barclays Center.
For more information, and the bookstore’s hours of operation, call 718.951.5150.
The Brooklyn College Commencement Team
Phone: 718.951.5352.

Meet the Human Rights in Iran Unit event–all welcome, especially those interested in interning

Presidential Elections and Human Rights in Iran

with Mani Mostofi, IMPACT Iran and Brooklyn College’s Human Rights in Iran Unit


Wednesday, May 10, 2:15-3:45 PM

112 Roosevelt Extension


On May 19, Iran is having its next presidential elections.  The 2009 elections resulted in mass protests, but little lasting change as the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei called for the suppression of this Green Movement.    The 2013 elections produced a new president, Hassan Rouhani, who cast himself as a moderate.  Come find out how to understand this election and the potential consequences for human rights in Iran from Mani Mostofi, Director of IMPACT Iran which is part of a project of the Brooklyn College political science program and its MA in International Affairs and Global Justice.  We will also talk about possibility of interning with the project (see https://bcpolscima.wordpress.com/human-rights-in-iran-unit/)/.


Study Abroad News

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,
The next study abroad scholarship cycle is coming! Prepare for scholarship applications for January 2018 (winter-intersession) and Spring 2018!
Study Abroad Scholarship Deadlines for Winter/Spring 2018:
–       The Furman Fellows Scholarship for Study Abroad – October 15th
–       Study Abroad Scholarship Association (SASA) Scholarship – October 15th
–       Chancellor’s Global Scholarship for Study Abroad – October 2017
–       The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship – October 3rd
–       Freeman Asia Scholarship – opens early September 2017
–       The Blakemore Freeman Fellowships for Advanced Asian Language Study – December 30th
–       Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) – January 10th 2018
–       Fulbright Grants – October 6th
Find additional information on study abroad scholarships:

*NEW* Excelsior Scholarship:  Earn credits during study abroad to qualify for the NEW New York State Excelsior Scholarship: https://www.hesc.ny.gov/pay-for-college/financial-aid/types-of-financial-aid/nys-grants-scholarships-awards/the-excelsior-scholarship.html

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