Internships, Employment, and Alumni

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, and the department can help with finding an appropriate internship and crafting a strong application.  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.

This page is divided into two sections.  First are Brooklyn College internship resources, and second 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.

I. Brooklyn College Resources

1. Brooklyn College Internship/Job Fairs: Students can meet with over 70 employers at the Brooklyn College Internship/Job Fair which are held at the Student Center. Employers are recruiting for their full-time and part-time jobs and internships in all areas. Employers participating include 1010 WINS, Jumpstart, TD Bank, Ion Media Networks, Peace Corps, U.S. State Department, PwC, KPMG, and NYPIRG.   To help students make a strong impression at the fair, the center offers workshops and extended hours for resume review. For details and to register for the job fair and other events, go to the Career section of or call 718 951 5696.

2. Magner Career Center Internship Support:  You are also encouraged to work with the Brooklyn College Magner Center, which helps in both internship and job placement. To take advantage of all the Magner Center has to offer, register on the BC portal,, 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:

1. The Magner Job/Internship Recruitment Program: A comprehensive recruitment Magner Stipend Application Guideprogram for Brooklyn College students in the fall and spring semesters, 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 visit the Magner Center Page on the college website.

2. Internship stipends.  The Center offers a stipend program to help afford an unpaid internship or other career experience (student teaching, research and some volunteer experiences qualify).   Last year we gave away over $120,000 to students doing unpaid internships.  For guidelines on the application, see Magner Stipend Application Guide:   Apply on line at:

3. Internship Workshop Schedule ( features a range of informative events from Internships with Social Impact: Government, Non-Profit, Education and Social Services to Secrets of the Highly Successful with BC alumni.

External organizations that assist students with receiving paid internships at

Magner Career Center Commercial:; new orientation video:

Stanley internship stipend: 2016 Stanley Green Memorial-Internship Award Flyer

Internships 101 Webinar is where students can learn everything they need to know about internships.

II. Organizations with Graduate Student International Internships

Below is a list of international organizations with internships.  It begins with a spreadsheet listing all organizations, followed by description of specific internship opportunities.

Internship and Jobs in International Affairs

Global Experiences, long-standing provider of international internships for university students and recent graduates, I consult universities and colleges on the design and development of customized programs. We partner with over 30 schools worldwide for general affiliations (direct enroll) as well as faculty led programs.  I would be interested in learning more about any initiatives with regard to international internships in your department to see if we are able to work together.  Customized group programs increase access and affordability of these opportunities. Here is some additional background information about GE in case you are unfamiliar:  Celebrating 15 years since our founding in 2001 by a Fulbright Scholar; 5,000 alumni and 4,000 employers in our network and counting.  – 8 overseas locations: Barcelona, Dublin, London, Paris, Florence, Milan, Shanghai, Sydney and 2 domestic location in New York City and Washington DC  – Partnership with Gallup Education offering the Clifton StrengthsFinder ™ assessment and Gallup-certified coaching to all interns  – Two time winner of the Innovation award in the internship program category: Strengths-based Career Development program in 2014 and Project Innovation for entrepreneurial students in Dublin in 2015  – Listed in Forbes as one of the Top 10 websites to find an internship

For more information, the full guielidne is here: ge-university-guidebook

GFFD: The Global Foundation for Democracy and Development is seeking a full-time, paid intern to fill the post of Communications Assistant. The qualified intern must be bilingual in Spanish and English, with the target language being English and the ability to translate from Spanish to English. The intern will assist in all tasks and initiatives undertaken by the Communications Department of the GFDD in the Washington D.C. office. Excellent writing and communications skills are a must. The candidate must also possess outstanding organizational skills.
  • ollege student or work experience in communications.
  • U.S. citizenship or legal right to work in the U.S.
  • Proficient in Spanish and English, language target is English.
  • Experience working with MAC and Windows platforms.
  • Excellent communications skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent organization, communication, and listening skills.
  • Translate documents and press materials from Spanish to English.
  • Create Spanish and English writing material for the organization websites, programs and digital and printed publications.
  • Generate articles and press releases about all GFDD activities and events.
  • Provide comprehensive Spanish and English editing and proofreading.
  • Assist in organizing all information to be posted on the organization’s annual report and other digital and printed publications; these will include a mix of texts, photos, and video contents.
  • Contribute in the process of editing and proofreading printed materials such as publications, brochures and flyers.
  • Create/update organizational marketing materials in different areas.
  • Create, update and enhance GFDD contact lists that are used for communications purposes.
  • Create and update written material for video production.
  • Help develop, execute and evaluate a social media strategy that directly correlates with core development outcomes.
The position is available starting in June 2017. Interested candidates should submit:
Global Foundation for Democracy and Development is an equal opportunity employer.
Twitter @GFDDorg
Facebook GlobalFoundation

– United Nations Association: Brooklyn Chapter

United Nations Association Brooklyn Chapter: The United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) is a membership organization dedicated to inform, inspire, and mobilize the American people to support the ideals and vital work of the United Nations. The Brooklyn Chapter of the UNA-USA is open to anyone from the great borough of Brooklyn who wants to carry out the mission of UNA-USA within Brooklyn’s communities.

In collaboration with the Board of the United Nations Association’s Brooklyn Chapter, the UNA Brooklyn intern will help manage and develop the Chapter’s website; research and write about UN’s work to make the world a better place; assist with Chapter membership development and database; and help organize and carry out Chapter events.

Outline of responsibilities:  1. Help write and update website blog and events calendar;  2. Gather content and help develop website’s “Brooklyn Global” calendar of local UN-related events; 3. Help maintain Chapter membership database; 4. Provide support to organize, promote, and manage Chapter events; 5.  Work under the direction of Chapter’s president and other officers.

Qualifications:  1.  Completion of two years of undergraduate course work, currently majoring in international relations, political science, public policy or a related field; 2. Strong interest in the work and mission of the United Nations; 3.  Demonstrated website development and content management experience; 4. At least one year of experience editing and managing a website’s content; 5. Proven ability to work in an Excel and Word environment; 6. Proven writing and research skills; 7. Strong knowledge of Brooklyn a major plus!  8.   Model UN a plus, too!

Compensation:  3.0 credits toward the MA degree/  The internship is unpaid, but you will be reimbursed for travel-related expenses.  Schedule: 5-10 hours per week.

Please submit your resume, a writing sample, and a letter of recommendation to

-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.

Headquarters internship: 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

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:  No application will be accepted after a deadline!

UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights    We are looking for highly motivated graduate students (or currently enrolled in a graduate programme) who wish to gain professional experience within an international organization in order to supplement their studies. Under my supervision, the interns will be assigned projects and tasks that are relevant to their educational background and interests and provide them with the opportunity to apply and further develop their theoretical and practical knowledge. Applications close on 2 February 2016. The duration of the internship is from a minimum of 2 months to a maximum of 6 months, at any time of the year. Interested candidates must apply by following instructions on the link above.

United Nations Human Rights
André-Michel Essoungou  
Public Information Officer
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
New York Office (OHCHR NYO)
United Nations

+1 (917) 367-9995

 – United Nations Sustainable Energy for All Forum

The second annual United Nations Sustainable Energy for All Forum place in May (17-21). In addition to volunteers during the Forum, we are looking for interns, ideally full-time for about 6-8 weeks  Please click the link for details and application: Internship Sustainable Energy


UNICEF seeks interns to work into two units at its NY Headquarters: the Human Rights Unit,  the Gender and Rights Unit .  These internships are ideal for anyone interested in human rights, women’s rights, , and minority rights.

Qualifications: -Current enrollment in a Masters program in a relevant field (such as human rights, international affairs, gender studies)  – Understanding of human rights -based approach and how they apply to UNICEF’s work -Strong writing and research skills -Ability to work under tight deadlines to work independently, and on multiple projects simultaneously  – Knowledge of two UN languages (English, Chinese, Russian, Arabic, French, Spanish) preferred.

Application Process: Applicants must fill out the general UNICEF internship application form, along with the P11 form through UNICEF’s website.  We request that applicants fill out this form prior to sending their CVs.  contact Person: Alice Wu at

Schedules: Internships are either 3 or 6-months; full-time interns are preferred but part-time is also available.  There is flexibility in the working, hours, ad UNICEF is able to accommodate students’ class schedules.

– United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)

UNITAR is seeking an exceptional graduate student to assist in the implementation of its migration-related work out of its New York Office.  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  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

– United Nations Development Program (UNDP) 

Crisis Prevention and Recovery Duration of Initial Contract : 4 months Expected Duration of Assignment : 4 months (may be extended)  The Peace and Security Section leads UN-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.

Responsibilities: each 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 programs; 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 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: Enrolled in a Master’s Degree programme in law, gender studies, international relations, human rights, development studies or related field; Experience working in an international environment desirable; Knowledge and understanding of post-conflict contexts, especially as related to women and gender. 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.

-World Policy Institute

Cited by Crain’s NY Business in 2006 as one of the most highly sought-after internships for ambitious students, WPI fielded more than 600 applications in 2013-2014. We hosted 40 interns who contributed brilliantly to our research, communications, development, marketing, public relations, event management, and editorial and online portfolio. Research and advocacy interns worked directly with WPI fellows; editorial interns played a significant role in expanding our multimedia presence, and were instrumental in developing our new weekly podcast series. This year’s interns have hailed from as far away as India, Australia, Pakistan, France, Trinidad, Germany, and Singapore. In addition to interns from each of the Ivy League schools, WPI hosted students from the University of Chicago, Georgetown, Vasser, Oberlin, and Sciences Po Paris, as well as from top New York institutions like NYU, Bard, Fordham, and Columbia. Recent interns have gone on to hold positions in business, policy, and media organizations including the Council on Foreign Relations, the Peace Corps, Time Magazine, ABC, Huffington Post, The Economist, U.S. Congress, and UNDP.   For more information and applications, visit:

-Peace Action New York State is seeking students interested in digging deeper into peace, conflict and foreign policy studies – and turning that education into action for peace through community organizing and strategic advocacy.

About You: Student organizers lead efforts in identifying, organizing and motivating students to take action on peace issues, ranging from local community service and safety issues to foreign policy.  This past year, student organizers led groups of committed activists on their campus to support refugee resettlement, combat Xenophobia, oppose nuclear weapons and bring attention to their environmental impact, call for a diplomatic resolution to the Syrian conflict, lobby their Representatives to support a national budget that prioritizes human needs over militarism – and so much more. For more information on their work, visit:
To organize their communities, student organizers have a demonstrated interest in peace/human rights issues, a minimum Sophomore standing at the University (as of Fall 2016), and preferably have prior on campus leadership experience, or have worked in politics/community organizing.
Peace Action has network of over 5000 activists throughout New York State, and actively supports 12 campus chapters. PANYS supports student chapters through news updates, campaign fliers, petitions, how-to guide and other activist resources, including organizing lobby days, conferences and connections with other peace activists and organizations.
About the Internship: Student Organizers establish PEACE ACTION student chapters, have 2 events per semester (minimum) and participate in regular calls with PANYS. These responsibilities take about 5-10 hours per week.
Stipend: On the successful completion of these requirements, student organizers are supported with a 500/semester stipend. The internship is also available to students for academic credit (school conditions apply).
To apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to Kate Alexander at
 – PEN: PEN America Literary Journal and Chapbook Series

Editorial Internship:  PEN America: A Journal for Writers and Readers seeks volunteer interns to assist with production of the magazine, both ink-and-paper and online editions. The journal is published by PEN American Center, the largest branch of the world’s leading literary and human-rights association. Each issue contains a mix of essays, fiction, memoir, poetry, conversations, interviews, and commentary. Work from past issues has been selected for Best American Essays, Best American Stories, and the Pushcart Prize.

Editorial interns are closely involved with all stages of production on projects including our annual literary journal, PEN America chapbooks, and a new online forum series. Responsibilities may entail the transcription of literary events and readings, researching, proofreading, fact-checking, processing orders, assisting with mailings, and miscellaneous office tasks. Interns work with journal editors in the PEN office in Soho, where the staff focuses on free expression advocacy, prison writing, literary awards, the World Voices Festival of Literature, and other PEN programs.

Applicants must be curious, eager to learn, attentive to detail, and familiar with Microsoft Word and the Windows operating system; experience with Adobe Creative Suite is useful. Previous office experience, either in publishing or nonprofit organizations, is also desirable. Excellent communication skills and an interest in literature and writing are a must. Interns are expected to work between 8 and 15 hours a week. E-mail cover letter and résumé to

See more at:   and

-The Century Foundation 


– International Rescue Committee

Refugee Employment Internships.  Location: NJ -Elizabeth  Applicants must be able to commit to 15 hours per week for at least 3 months. Preference 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 US.  Intern are integral 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

Council on Foreign Relations

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)

NGO Committee on the Status of Women-New York

– Amnesty International  HTTP://

– World Policy Institute

– Mayor’s Office for International Affairs   New York City Global Partners, a non-profit organization located in the NYC Mayor’s Office for International Affairs, promotes international cooperation between the City of New York and global cities worldwide. Its mission is to encourage New York City and its partner cities to learn from one another’s innovative solutions to common challenges. NYC Global Partners programs include international summits and an online youth exchange program. For more information, visit

Program Intern: Program interns will report directly to the Program Director and assist with the day-to-day operations of NYC Global Partners. Interns will work primarily on the Global Partners Junior program, an educational global awareness program that connects 9-12 year-old students with their peers around the world through the internet. Interns will assist with program management, monitor the internet forum, and evaluate student participation. Interns may assist with professional development, enrichment activities, and researching and compiling resource materials for participating locations. Interns may also accompany the Program Director to site visits at New York City participating locations. Previous experience working with students, ages 9-12, preferred but not required. Previous experience working with internet-based education and New York City after-school provider programs preferred but not required.  Responsibilities may also include research on municipal issues and statistics from cities around the world, reviewing and editing policy reports, preparing memos, drafting correspondence and promotional text, special events tasks, and administrative duties such as database management, maintaining files, and archiving. Both in-office and off-site internship opportunities are available. 15-20 hours per week.  Internships will be based at the NYC Global Partners office at 2 UN Plaza (44th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenue) unless otherwise specified. Internships are unpaid. NYC Global Partners will work with interns to comply with the requirements of any stipend or internship-for-credit program at their institution.

Objectives: Interns will learn first-hand how a non-profit organization with an international focus operates, as well as be exposed to various municipal agencies. Interns will gain skills in research and writing, non-profit management, and event planning.

General Qualifications: Candidates must be able to assume significant responsibility and work independently. Excellent communication, organization, and writing skills required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs required. Interest or experience in international affairs, city government, NGO or non-profit organization/management preferred but not required. Graduate students preferred but qualified undergraduates are welcome to apply. Database, Web/graphic design, and foreign language skills preferred but not required.

How to Apply: Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to email a cover letter and resume to Materials can also be sent by fax to 212-319-3430 or by postal mail to:
New York City Global Partners, Inc.
2 United Nations Plaza, 27th Floor
New York, New York 10017

Applications for fall, spring, and summer positions accepted on a rolling basis.

– U.S. Global Leadership Program

– The Illuminated Cities Project

-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 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 No calls please.

– World Energy Forum

World Energy Forum is to launch a publication titled  World Energy Monitor, a magazine that will focus on policy writings in  energy from Students and Professors. The magazine will be published for
our Fall 2016 World Energy Forum conference that will be taking place at the Javits Center in New York City over World Energy Day, October 22,  2016.

Jobs/Internships Opening:
Idealist listings for Synergos:  Graduate:  ttp://
– Tikkun Magazine

We are currently recruiting interns to join our editorial team. Tikkun is for anyone interested in working for social and economic and environmental Justice and hoping to contribute to creating a world which replaces the ethos of materialism and selfishness of our global market system with an ethos of generosity, love, nonviolence, ethical and environmental responsibility and awe and wonder at the grandeur of our universe and caring for the EARTH.Interns can be involved with our social transformation organizing and/or our prize-winning magazine. If you don’t know Tikkun, or haven’t read it recently, I’d be happy to give you a free electronic subscription to see why it is recognized by many as one of the most exciting general interest intellectual and political magazines that have survived the rush to the web (though our web magazine is read by somewhere between 80,000 and 100,000 readers.

All internships with Tikkun are paid a stipend of $750 per semester and $500 for the 3 month of  (summer late May to late August). We prefer those who can commit for 2 semesters and the summer, but accept shorter commitments. We prefer applicants who can work at least 14 hours a week, preferably more. We are currently accepting applications for the current new semester, and for the summer, and Fall 2016 and Spring 2017. Applicants should read our website carefully first at Needless to say, many students find this internship one that has dramatic impact on their lives and helps with their future! And it’s not just for students–people who are retired or going through changes in their professional careers are also welcome to apply.

Then, they can apply by writing us a self-revealing letter telling us why they are interested in Tikkun and its particular approach to issues and why they think they are qualified and what skills they’d bring to us. This is a competitive process because some of the brightest students apply (not just from BayArea colleges, but also from elite universities around the U.S.). This letter should be sent to


Here’s the link to share with your students to get more info (though much of the info is available below in this letter if you’d be willing to print it out and distribute it to them):
With deep gratitude,

Rabbi Michael Lerner


For such an internationally well-known magazine, with such high production values, Tikkun has a surprisingly small paid staff. This means that there are excellent opportunities for interns to get significant experience in print and online magazine production and business. The following internships have been identified and may or may not be available at any given time. Please note that interns may be periodically pulled away from the jobs outlined below to help with special projects to promote Tikkun or to help us create national conferences.

All internships with Tikkun are paid a stipend of $750 per semester and $500 for the 3 month of  (summer late May to late August). We prefer those who can commit for 2 semesters and the summer, but accept shorter commitments. We prefer applicants who can work at least 14 hours a week, preferably more. We are currently accepting applications. Interns work in our office a few blocks from the University of California campus in beautiful and exciting Berkeley California. After reading about our internship, if you decide to apply, send a self-disclosing letter describing your reasons for wanting to intern with Tikkun, what speaks to you about our approach, and what are your skills, passions and intellectual or artistic interests that you’d bring to Tikkun. Then, send to:

PRINT EDITORIAL: Print editorial interns at Tikkun gain hands-on experience in magazine editing. At Tikkun—unlike at many other national magazines, where interns often find themselves fetching coffee and making photocopies—editorial interns play a central role in evaluating submissions and proofing each issue of the magazine. Editorial interns review every submission that comes in, bringing promising articles to the attention of the editorial staff.  They also read articles from past issues of Tikkun and summarize these pieces in short “teasers” that are published as part of the magazine’s online archive. This internship is very selective and has the potential to launch students into careers in magazine journalism and other media, have been helpful for students applying to top graduate and professional schools, and have even helped students get jobs or promotions in academic jobs, political job, or in a wide variety of employment fields where Tikkun is widely respected. Editorial interns may have the opportunity to publish an article, but we make no guarantees—interns’ submissions are subjected to the same strict standards as any other submissions to the magazine. Editorial interns with strong writing skills and professionalism will be asked to write monthly articles for our multimedia blog site, Tikkun Daily. Candidates for this position must be hawk-eyed proofreaders with an obsessive attention to detail, a professional work ethic, and a willingness to study the Chicago Manual of Style and Tikkun’s in-house style guide.

WEB EDITORIAL: Web editorial interns at Tikkun scour the blogosphere for posts to which they thinkTikkun’s daily site should respond. They play a central role in finding and managing the content on the magazine’s new multimedia blog site, Tikkun Daily. To support our efforts to recruit a team of professional bloggers, Web editorial interns become intimately familiar with the world of spiritual and political journalists, academics, and bloggers. They spend many hours scouring the Web for articles and videos about tikkun-ish topics to which our site should lin, respond to articles on other sites to promote the ideas put forward in Tikkun, and promote our articles and ideas on social media and tweets. Editorial interns with strong writing skills and professionalism will be asked to write monthly profile articles for our multimedia blog site, Tikkun Daily. Those Web interns who are familiar enough with the magazine to have fully grasped its worldview and who demonstrate outstanding reporting and writing skills may eventually be invited to blog regularly, as well. A web editorial intern may also help us develop and promote blogs from Tikkun authors.

SOCIAL CHANGE ACTIVIST INTERNSHIPS: This internship works directly with Cat Zavis, the executive director of our outreach/education arm The Network of Spiritual Progressives (interfaith and secular-humanist-welcoming) to promote our central projects: 1. The Global Marshall Plan to transform the approach of Western countries from seeking homeland security through wars and domination (economic, political, cultural, etc.) to a strategy of generosity and genuine caring for others, manifested in part through an international plan to end (not just ameliorate) global poverty, homelessness, hunger, inadequate education, and inadequate health care) –please read it at   2. The ESRA  Environmental and Social Responsibility Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which would A. Ban all money from state and national elections (not just corporate money but also money from individuals and political parties) except for public funding from State Legislatures or the US Congress  B. Require all corporations with incomes above $50 million/yr to get a new corporate charter once every five years which would only be granted to those which can prove a satisfactory history of environmental and social responsibility to a jury of ordinary citizens (thus empowering those many decent people in corporations who want to make their corporations more ethical and environmentally responsible, because now they would be able to make the case to the corporate leadership that not doing so would endanger the future of their corporation)  C.  Require environmental education and education in how to develop a recognition of the interconnectedness of all human beings with all life forms on this planet and a recognition that our own wellbeing depends on the wellbeing of everyone else on the planet and the wellbeing of the planet itself) at every grade level from kindergarten through college and graduate or professional schools. (please read this at   3. The New Bottom Line to judge institutions and social practices as rational and productive to the extent that they maximize our capacities to be caring and generous, environmentally and ethically responsible, and attuned to responding to the universe with awe and radical amazement at the mystery and grandeur of all being. (please read this at Send a self-revealing letter about why you’d want to do this internship and why you are qualified to do outreach and education and organizing and advocacy for these kinds of ideas–directly to Cat Zavis

For more information, after you’ve carefully read our website at and our vision statement at, and decided that you are enthusiastic about the goals of Tikkun,  go to

-City Internships | Global Internship Program

City Internships runs immersive career training programs for college students and recent graduates. They’re designed to expand participants’ horizons and get them job-ready. For each program, on top of hard and soft skill building at weekly career seminars, workshops and networking events, participants undertake an internship placement at one of our partner companies. Students and graduates develop real-world skills, build their professional network and fast-track their career. 
What’s included?
·         An eight week placement with a leading company   –    Career seminars, skills workshops & networking events
·         Social events & weekend excursions   – ·         Local mentorship & 24/7 support
·         Optional accommodation package.   –  Industry choices:  Placements are available in banking and financial services, art, fashion and design, marketing, advertising and PR, consulting and professional services, entertainment, media and journalism, law and politics and lastly, technology and engineering.  Applications can be submitted via:

Student Ambassador Program:  This program is designed to give students and graduates the opportunity to earn a full scholarship for the Global Internship Program.   Those interested can find out more information and apply here:

Lewis Talbot,  Managing Director, City Internships



The SHRI is a two-week certificate program offering a comprehensive introduction to the theory and application of human rights law. The Institute provides an overview of international law, as well as focused human rights subject lectures, workshops and fieldwork, with Fordham Law faculty and attorneys in public and private practice here in New York. Suitable for both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as advanced professionals, the SHRI is open to participants from around the world. All courses and activities are conducted in English — no language assessment is required — and the Center will work with participants to secure necessary visas and other arrangements, as needed.
Participants who Register by 28 January 2015 receive a reduced tuition fee of $1700, which covers approximately 60 hours of instruction, course materials, lunch on most weekdays, and extracurricular activities. Limited on-campus housing is also available for an additional $1400 (must be booked by 28 January 2015, as well).  
For further information, please visit or contact us at
Please feel free to share this announcement with any contacts who may be interested.  
Thanks and very best,
Bethany Smith
SHRI Assistant
Leitner Center for International Law & Justice
Fordham Law School
150 West 62nd Street, Floor 7
New York, NY 10023

– Soliya, Inc.: Soliya is a non-profit organization with offices in New York and Cairo dedicated to improving relations between Western and Muslim societies by combining best practices from conflict resolution and cross-cultural education with innovative application of new communication and media technologies. Its online cross-cultural education program, the Connect Program, has been integrated into curriculum at over 100 universities in 25 countries across the Middle East, North Africa, Asia, Europe & North America. In the Soliya Network, 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. 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. Four internships are available each semester, based in our New York office. Interns will have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in intercultural communications and international non-profit work.  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.

The Sisterhood is Global Institute:    New York; 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., 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

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,  For more information, please consult SIGI’s website, or send an email to

– American Federation for Aging Research   PearsonInternshipCallforApplications

2015 Summer Human Rights Institute (SHRI)

The SHRI is a two-week certificate program offering a comprehensive introduction to the theory and application of human rights law. The Institute provides an overview of international law, as well as focused human rights subject lectures, workshops and fieldwork, with Fordham Law faculty and attorneys in public and private practice here in New York. Suitable for both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as advanced professionals, the SHRI is open to participants from around the world. All courses and activities are conducted in English — no language assessment is required — and the Center will work with participants to secure necessary visas and other arrangements, as needed.  Participants who Register by 28 January 2015 receive a reduced tuition fee of $1700, which covers approximately 60 hours of instruction, course materials, lunch on most weekdays, and extracurricular activities. Limited on-campus housing is also available for an additional $1400 (must be booked by 28 January 2015, as well).  For further information, please visit or contact us at

Washington, DC

The United States State Department announces the 2015 Diplomacy Fellows Program.   The application period will be August 1 – 31, 2015.  Visit our forums if you have any questions, or to search for topics of interest. The forums can be found under Connect on the website. You can also search our FAQs for more information.

Peace of Mind Projects, INC

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 ( 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 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 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


Global Language Project

Stagiaire en Communication – Brussels, Belgium International Crisis Group Internship

GoEco’s summer volunteering opportunities

Costa RicaGain professional experience in the field of social work through helping at-risk and impoverished youth and women or by working to improve local medical and educational institutions.

South Africa 
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   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.


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: 
(212)575-8571 or apply online at

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.
The scholarship Office is looking for high achieving students (junior, seniors, or graduates) to apply for the Fulbright scholarship.
If you are interested in spending a year abroad conducting research, participating in a creative project, or teaching English, this could be an excellent opportunity for you.
If you are interesting in learning more about the program, please consult the website:
Once you have done that, if you would like to discuss your eligibility, please respond to this email so that we can set up a meeting.
Please note, if you are a student, Fulbright recommends that you apply through Brooklyn College’s application process, so if you are interested in applying, please respond to this email as soon as possible because the application process is a long and complicated one.
*       Allows for individually designed study/research or an English Teaching Assistantship You can propose a project and/or study plan that will take place during one academic year in a country outside of the U.S.
*       Provides grants for study/research/teaching in a single country (For exceptions, see World Region Summaries) You can meet, work, and live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.
*       Facilitates cultural exchange Through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in daily tasks, you can gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think.
*       Promotes mutual understanding Through engagement in the community, you can interact with your hosts on one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual


Who can apply for a U.S. Student Fulbright Grant?
*       Recent BA/BS graduates Graduating seniors and recent bachelor’s-degree recipients usually propose projects for which they have had some undergraduate preparation and/or direct work or internship experience.
*       Master’s and doctoral candidates Will demonstrate capacity for independent study or research, together with a general knowledge of the history, culture, and current events of the countries to which they are applying.
*       Young professionals, including writers, journalists, and those in law, business, and other professional fields May have up to 5 years of professional study and/or experience in the field in which they are applying. Those with more than 5 years of experience should apply to the Council for International Exchange of Scholars <>  in the Fulbright Scholar Program.
*       Artists and musicians Applicants without a bachelor’s degree may substitute at least four years of professional training or experience.





The Washington Office on Latin America-Communications Assistant

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

Analyst – Philadelphia, PA
Overseas Strategic Consulting Ltd
Entry Level

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

Chief of Party, Malawi – Lilongwe, Malawi

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

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

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

Research Assistant – Washington, DC
Entry Level

Consultant – Tunisia 5 Months – Tunis, Tunisia
Freedom House

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:

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

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

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

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:

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:

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



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

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: and



  • 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.


  • 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.


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
(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 ( 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)          

DIVISION: Education Programs Division 
ELIGIBILITY: Open to US Citizens

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.


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.


  • 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.

Go to 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


         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 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.



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


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.


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.


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


·         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


·         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


Go to 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.





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:

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   Cell: 1-202-497-8397


Visit our new website:

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.


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


Go to 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.


Washington, DC Summer Internship Program
May 30 – August 4, 2017[Download PDF Brochure]
The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations’ Washington, DC Summer Internship Program offers undergraduate and graduate students a ten-week professional, academic, and career opportunity internship in the nation’s capital. The program features a demanding mix of professional involvement, intellectual challenge, career exploration, and cultural encounters designed to provide interns with a rich and varied experience during their time in Washington.

  • Professional work experience: Interns are placed with one of over a dozen Near East and Arab world-related organizations in Washington, D.C., where they are expected to work 35-40 hours per week under the direct supervision of their host organizations.
  • Academic seminars: Interns take part in twice-weekly seminar sessions designed to provide them with greater depth of knowledge about the Arab world, to underscore the cultural, economic, and political diversity of Arab states, and to explore the intricacies of Arab-U.S. relations. There will be a particular emphasis, though not exclusively, on Arabia and the Gulf.
  • Site visits: Interns receive a behind-the-scenes look at many of the central institutions of federal government, national security policymaking, international diplomacy, and international business.

About the Program
The National Council’s Summer Internship Program offers professional work experiences combined with twice-weekly evening seminars that bring academic experts and experienced foreign policy practitioners to meet with the interns in candid off-the-record discussions and dynamic question-and-answer sessions. Its objectives are:

  1. to provide a realistic Washington, D.C. work experience that will pave the way to career development;
  2. to offer interns firsthand exposure to the foreign policy analysis and advocacy processes in Washington, D.C.;
  3. to incorporate a strong academic component focusing on U.S. political, economic, and cultural relations with Arabia and the Gulf region;
  4. to help participants begin the process of career networking by introducing them to working professionals in government, business, journalism, and NGOs; and,
  5. to highlight the wide range of career opportunities awaiting those who aspire to work in the field of U.S.-Arab relations, as well as to provide counseling on graduate school and fellowship application processes.

As complements to the program, interns will also be exposed to D.C. in a less formal manner via films, cultural events, embassy and museum visits, off-the-record conversations with former diplomats, group dinners, and suggestions for exploring the sights and sounds of Washington, D.C. This allows students to not only experience working in the city, but also encourages them to appreciate the experience of living in a diverse urban environment, and to take advantage of the exciting cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities available in the nation’s capital.

The program is administered by National Council professionals and staff, together with more than two dozen of America’s foremost scholars and leading foreign affairs practitioners. The programs, activities, and functions represented by the organizations and corporations that provide the professional work experience component of the program are varied. Included among placements in recent years have been educational development and exchange organizations, bimonthly and quarterly publications, humanitarian relief groups, broadcasting networks, area studies centers, international transportation companies, foreign trade associations, peace and justice advocacy groups, and a variety of non-governmental organizations.

Cost and Fellowship Stipend
A $125 non-refundable program fee must be submitted with the application. This fee helps to defray the costs of administering the summer internship program and the accompanying seminar presentations. Internship program participants, upon successful fulfillment of the program’s academic and internship requirements, will receive a $1,000 fellowship stipend.

How to Apply
Interested undergraduate and graduate students, or recent graduates, are asked to submit the following materials prior to the application deadline in order to be considered for acceptance into the Summer Internship Program:

  1. Letter of Interest: Describe why you are interested in the program and how it fits into your academic and career goals, background, experience and interest in the Arab world, and any other information you think is important for the selection committee to know. Please limit the letter of interest to one page single-spaced, or two pages double-spaced.
  2. Writing Sample: Compose a short paper on the topic “U.S.-Arab Relations: Assessing the successes and failures of American policy toward the GCC since 2008.” Papers must be in Times New Roman font, size 12, double spaced, and may be no longer than three pages. Use citations where necessary.
  3. Résumé: Most students need only one page for a resume, which should be neatly formatted.
  4. Official Transcripts: Submit official transcripts for all university-level work. Candidates may submit an additional letter explaining special circumstances that may have contributed to low (under 2.5) or inconsistent GPA or an excessive number of dropped or failed classes. All transcripts must be official. Official transcripts are those sent directly by the institution, or sealed in a separate envelope by the institution and released to the student. Some institutions facilitate electronic submission of official transcripts. Institutions may take several weeks to process transcript requests, so please plan ahead.
  5. Letters of Recommendation: Submit two (2) sealed letters of recommendation, or have the recommender mail them directly, from faculty members or others who know your academic work well.
  6. Application Fee: Submit a check or money order in the amount of $125.00 (non-refundable) payable to “National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations.” This fee must be paid in order to be considered. And,
  7. A signed Internship Program Application [link below and available at]

Special consideration will be given to applicants who have participated in the National Council’s Model Arab League program, but this is not a requirement for selection as an intern. Supplementary materials such as newspaper articles or writing samples that are not required or requested will not be considered during the review of applications.

Internship Program Application:
All materials must be postmarked by Friday, February 24, 2017. The National Council may review and accept applicants on a rolling basis prior to the final application deadline. Materials may arrive separately, such as official transcripts mailed directly by your college or university or letters of recommendation. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that all materials are postmarked by the deadline. Late materials will not be considered.

Program Accomplishments
Over 375 students have participated in this program to date. Some have joined the U.S. Foreign Service. Several work as staff to Members of Congress or congressional committees dealing with matters of foreign policy. Many have proceeded to graduate school to obtain their masters degrees or doctorates in international relations with an emphasis on the Arab countries, the Middle East, and the Islamic world. Some have been employed by the National Council and other non-governmental organizations. Still others have become professional foreign affairs journalists or work with influential multinational corporations. These are just a few of the opportunities that program alumni have encountered.

Watch Students Speak About Their Experience In The Program:
Program Leaders
Chairman: Dr. John Duke Anthony, Founding President and CEO, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations; Member, U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy and the Committee’s Subcommittee on Sanctions; and consultant to the U.S. Departments of State and Defense (since 1973 and 1974, respectively)
Coordinator: Mr. Zach Hrynowski, Student Programs Associate, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations

Estimated cost for ten-weeks of student housing in Washington, D.C. is $2,000 – $2,500, not including meals and incidentals. Detailed information will be provided to assist interns in locating reasonably priced student housing at area universities, summer sublets, or other student housing facilities.

Contact: Mr. Zach Hrynowski Email: Phone: 1-202-293-6466

  National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations
Website: Twitter: @ncusar Facebook:


Minority Map and Timeline of Europe (MMTE)

Research Internship Announcement

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


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.


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.


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[@]

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 and Anna Dobrovolskaya at 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

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

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

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

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:

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: Visit the website at

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

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

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.




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:



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 The fellowship will take place in St. Petersburg in May 7 – 20 2012, and the deadline for applications is January 22, 2012.



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:



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 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 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 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 and send their application by e-mail only to the address indicated there. Application deadline: 6 January 2012.

Jobs @ Partnership Africa Canada (PAC)

Partnership Africa Canada (PAC) is currently recruiting for the following

Researcher in Conflict Minerals:  PAC is looking for a person with experience who can assume from the outset a wide range of responsibilities. The Researcher will:

-Participate in PAC?s policy research and advocacy work on the extractive
sector (diamonds and other minerals), particularly related to the question
of conflict, international certification mechanisms and due diligence in
supply chains.

-Liaise with governments, the private sector and civil society.

-Develop partnerships and projects with African civil society
organizations, particularly in West Africa.

-Maintain donor relations, including preparing funding proposals and
narrative reports.

-Undertake media relations and public speaking activities.

Deadline for applications: Friday June 5, 2015

More information:

? Communications Director

PAC is seeking to strengthen and develop its communications work and is
looking for an experienced person who can lead and coordinate this effort.
The Communications Director will:

-Develop, coordinate and lead the implementation of an organization-wide
communications strategy, and support project staff to integrate
communications strategies into their programming.

-Provide support to the Executive Director to raise PAC?s public profile
and to effectively communicate PAC?s vision and impact to a broad range of
stakeholders and audiences.

-Create, solicit and edit material for all PAC?s electronic and print

-Oversee the redesign of PAC?s web site and Facebook pages, and maintain
these and other social media tools (such as Twitter) on a regular basis.

-Oversee the management of PAC?s stakeholder mailing list.

-Prepare press releases, op-eds and electronic mailings.

-Develop and work with media contacts to facilitate PAC?s public outreach,
visibility and impact.

-Prepare PAC?s annual report, programme brochures and briefing documents.

-Coordinate occasional public events and other activities.

-Represent PAC in meetings and interviews with the media, in collaboration
with PAC management and project staff.

-Explore sources of funding and other forms of support for PAC?s work.

-Coordinate the development of project and programme funding proposals, in
collaboration with project staff.

-Provide input into project reporting to donors and supporters.

Deadline for applications: Friday June 5, 2015

More information:


Canadian Journal of African Studies Seeks Book Review Editor for 2015

Applications are invited for the post of Book Review Editor for Canadian
Journal of African Studies. The role is for a three year appointment,
starting in July 2015.

Closing date for applications: 2nd June 2015

About the Journal

The Canadian Journal of African Studies (CJAS)/ La Revue canadienne des
?tudes africaines (RCEA) is the official publication of the Canadian
Association of African Studies (CAAS). Launched in 1967, it is a bilingual
multidisciplinary journal committed to facilitating the dissemination of
scholarly research on Africa. It publishes in English and in French.

CJAS publishes articles in the areas of anthropology/ethnography,
political science, history, sociology, literature, human geography, and

The book review and review essay section provide critiques of recent books
and reports on Africa in general and on individual countries.

For more information on the journal, please visit

Role Description

The Book Review Editor will initially serve for three years, renewable by
mutual consent for further terms at Taylor & Francis? discretion. The Book
Review Editor will be supplied with a copy of the journal?s guidelines for
book reviews and access to a reviewer database. Taylor & Francis will
provide advice, support and performance analysis of the journal. It is
envisaged that the successful candidate will officially start in July
2015. In the first six months he or she will receive the advice and
support of the current book review editor.

The Book Review Editor will:

? Be a Canadian or a scholar working in Canada

? Be able to work proficiently in both official languages

? Decide on which books received should go out for review and find an
appropriate reviewer

? Maintain a database of book reviewers and expand this as necessary, in
terms of size, subject specialisms and geographical representation.

? Work with the Managing Editor and other members of the Editorial Team to
process book reviews for the journal in a timely fashion.

? Ensure that all reviewers uphold the journal?s code of publishing ethics.

Candidate Qualifications

Applicants should have recognised expertise and an established record of
scholarship in African Studies, have superlative editorial skills, and be
actively involved with networks within the field. Key qualities sought for
the position of Book Review Editor include energy, enthusiasm,
organisational skills, and the ability to meet deadlines and work
effectively within a team and with a major commercial publisher.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates are requested to email a letter of interest and a
full C.V., including a list of published papers, to:

Madeleine Markey

Managing Editor, African Studies Journals

All applications will be treated as strictly confidential. Taylor &
Francis will judge each on its merits without regard to the race,
religion, nationality, sex, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the

Further Notes

The current Book Review Editor of the journal, Professor Christopher You?,
is happy to discuss the duties and responsibilities of the post informally
and can be contacted at


Job: Centre for Human Rights (University of Pretoria)

Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria

Job Title: Project Officer for Business and Human Rights, ACCA Coordinator
Reports to: Project Manager; ACCA Steering Committee Date of commencement:
1 July 2015 Location: Pretoria, South Africa


The priority of the Project Officer is to coordinate ACCA. ACCA is looking
for a dedicated, creative, and energetic leader who will serve as the
coalition?s first official Coordinator. The Coordinator will be
responsible for the planning, coordination, and management of ACCA. In
addition to helping to develop and manage the coalition?s policy and
advocacy campaigns, the Coordinator will oversee ACCA membership, raise
financial support, and build the coalition by recruiting new member groups
and deepening the engagement of existing networks and partners both inside
and outside the African region. The Coordinator will also coordinate
annual meetings, periodic membership calls, external communications, and
all communications with the Steering Committee, which is comprised of
seven ACCA member organizations. The Steering Committee, together with the
Project Manager at the CHR, will provide the Coordinator with management
and decision-making support.

This posting is for a FULL-TIME (40 HOURS PER WEEK) contract position, for
a period of ONE YEAR, with the option to extend after completion of the
first year.

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter, resume, and list of three references
to and before 25 May 2015.

More information:


MA graduate appointed to top post in Nigeria

June 1, 2015

Akwa Ibom governor appoints SSG, Press Secretary

Udom Emmanuel Photo:

The Governor of Akwa Ibom state, Udom Emmanuel, has announced the appointment of the immediate-past Chief of Staff, Government House, Etekamba Umoren, as the secretary to state government.  This was disclosed in a statement issued in Uyo on Monday, by the governor’s spokesperson, Ekerete Udoh.  Mr. Udoh’s appointment as the new spokesperson for the governor was part of the statement.

The statement disclosed that Mr. Umoren, who is a retired permanent secretary in the state, is a graduate of the University of Benin and a Knight of the Methodist Church.  The chief press secretary holds a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, besides his first degree in Politics and Journalism.  He has spent over 28 years in journalism, during which he served as a columnist in Sunday Concord and ThisDay Newspapers, as well as an editor of Hints Magazine.

Comments about the MA in International Affairs from our students:
“I have learned to see world politics through the objectively motivated eyes of a professional rather than the confused and agitated eyes of the ordinary citizen.”
— Sherif Rizk
“ The conversations, and the subject matter were first rate.”
–Edward Tacchi
“[The program] helped me to get experience and opportunities to working with international organizations such as United Nations and UNHCR. …Today, I’m happy to say that I’m one of the founders of a nonprofit human rights organization …Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) of Bangladesh.”
–Krishna Chakma
“I also owe a special thanks to [the program] professors …[f]or their academic and technical support…There was hardly anything I requested which they did not find a way to make available to me. …Brooklyn College gave me the audacity to dream big”
–Rashidul Bari
“ The program allowed me to…explore areas of personal interest within the field of international relations…[such as] cyberpolicy, cybersecurity, etc.”
–Jason Ganz
“[Working] as an intern researching for the UN mandate Special Rapporteur on Iran is one of the reasons I was able to now work as an international intern in Ethiopia with Save the Children International for my final spring semester.”
–Alex Brandt
“The MA program really gave me a good groundwork [for a PhD in political science]…  As for the thesis, I honestly do not think I would be nearly as close to where I am without it.”
– Bill Simoneau, PhD. Student, Washington University in Saint Loui



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