CDA is offering a paid, full-time, year-long position in Washington,
D.C. for a uniquely qualified undergraduate, recent graduate, or
Master's student with a special interest in Cuba, a thirst for activism,
and an interest in pursuing a professional career
in the foreign policy NGO community. The Rivers Fellow will work
side-by-side with CDA staff on projects that advance our goal of forging
a new policy toward Cuba and the region. The fellow will be paid a
behalf of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), I invite you to
participate in the next session of the Winter/Spring 2015 CFR Academic
Conference Call series
on Thursday, February 26, from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM in WY 226. John
Campbell, CFR's Ralph Bunche senior fellow for Africa policy studies,
will discuss the political and security implications of Nigeria's
Independent National Elections Commission's decision to
postpone the February 14, 2015 presidential elections until March 28,
to joining CFR, Ambassador Campbell was a U.S. Department of State
foreign service officer serving twice in Nigeria, first as political
counselor from 1988 to
1990, and then as ambassador from 2004 to 2007. His other overseas
postings include Lyon, Paris, Geneva, and Pretoria. Past assignments
include deputy assistant secretary for the bureau for human resources,
dean of the Foreign Service Institute's School of
Language Studies, and director of the Office of UN Political Affairs.
Ambassador Campbell was a visiting professor of international relations
at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a U.S. Department of State
mid-career fellow at Princeton University's Woodrow
Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Prior to his career
in the foreign service, he taught British and French history at Mary
Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia. Ambassador Campbell published his
book, "Nigeria: Dancing on the Brink," in 2010.
He writes the blog "Africa in Transition," and edits the Nigeria
As background for the discussion, you may wish to review the following materials:
John Campbell, "Why Were Nigeria's Presidential Elections Postponed?"
Africa in Transition, Blog, Council on Foreign Relations, February 9,
Opportunity in Congressman Adam Smith’s
Washington, DC Office
Congressman Smith Currently Seeking
Applicants for Internship Positions in his Washington, DC Office
should have an interest in the legislative process and civic service, possess
excellent writing and communication skills, and work well as part of a team. Interns
in the DC Office will be responsible for projects such
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fielding constituent phone calls and other requests. Other duties include
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During their term, interns will also have the opportunity to attend briefings
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Internships can be part-time or full-time
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receive a monthly stipend, transit benefits, and vacation and sick days. Current students will be given preference, but recent
graduates are also welcome to apply. Interns may earn college credit, depending
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Applicants must submit an internship application packet,
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2264 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
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Hi Professor O'Neil,My
name is Sofie and I’m a Campaign Organizer working on the Democracy
Campaign with Impact. Impact is a campaign team that works
in states where we can win positive change for our environment, our
democracy, and our future. We work on behalf of Environment America,
PIRG, and Fair Share. We are hiring graduating seniors for Campaign
Organizer positions and current students for internships.Could
you forward the below announcement about our campaign organizer and
internship positions to your students? Also, if you can
think of any particularly driven students who have shown an interest in
activism, I would be happy to contact them directly.
a current organizer with Impact, I am working with WashPIRG on a
campaign to support small donors engaging in the political process.
Through Impact, I have gained valuable organizing skills while getting
to make a lasting impact on critical issues.
Sofie Madden Impact Campaign Organizer firstname.lastname@example.org 206-568-2854 ext. 103 www.weareimpact.org
Jobs that make an Impact
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Impact runs action campaigns on issues that matter, like global warming, clean water and
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Now Accepting Applications for the U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program
Please visit http://careers.state.gov/intern/student-internships for more information about the U.S. Department of State Fall 2015 Student Internship Program (unpaid), and to start the online application process via USAJobs. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is March 2, 2015. We highly encourage you to complete and submit your application as soon as possible. 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;
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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.
So consider spending your Fall 2015 with the U.S. Department of State, witnessing and participating in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy, working closely with the U.S. diplomats and civil servants who carry out America’s foreign policy initiatives. You’ll not only have an experience of a lifetime, you may even earn educational credit.* *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. Visit our forums if you have any questions, or to search for topics of interest. The forums can be found under Connect on the careers.state.gov website. You can also search our FAQs for more information. We appreciate your interest in a career with the U.S. Department of State.
The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is currently accepting applications for our graduate student programs for the 2015-2016 academic year. Successful fellows have gone on to obtain tenure-track positions in academia and public policy positions in federal and state governments and at prominent research institutions.
The PhD Fellowship is a three-year, competitive, full-time fellowship program for students who are pursuing a doctoral degree in economics at George Mason University. It includes full tuition support, a stipend, and experience as a research assistant working closely with Mercatus-affiliated Mason faculty. It is a total award of up to $120,000 over three years. The application deadline is February 1, 2015.
The Adam Smith Fellowship is a one-year, competitive fellowship for graduate students attending PhD programs at any university, and in any discipline, including economics, philosophy, political science, and sociology. Smith Fellows receive a stipend and attend colloquia on the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy. It is a total award of up to $10,000 for the year. The application deadline is March 15, 2015.
The MA Fellowship is a two-year, competitive, full-time fellowship program for students pursuing a master’s degree in economics at George Mason University who are interested in pursuing careers in public policy. It includes full tuition support, a stipend, and practical experience as a research assistant working with Mercatus scholars. It is a total award of up to $80,000 over two years. The application deadline is March 1, 2015.
The Frédéric Bastiat Fellowship is awarded to graduate students attending master’s, juris doctoral, and doctoral programs in a variety of fields including economics, law, political science, and public policy. Bastiat Fellows receive a stipend and attend colloquia on public policy. It is a total award of up to $5,000 for the year. The application deadline is April 1, 2015.
It's been a while, but I hope this email finds you
well. We're gearing up for another election season and will be working
with a number of candidates in the Tacoma and Seattle areas. Anders Ibsen
is the current City Councilmember for the North End of Tacoma and is looking to
bring on an intern to help with campaign organization and outreach. This
is an unpaid position, probably 15 hours per week. I've attached a short
description for you to share with students and/or post to the blog.
For more than 30 years, the Council on
Hemispheric Affairs (COHA), a major tax-exempt, nonprofit, and
nonpartisan national research and information organization, has offered
internships in Washington, D.C. in the fields of U.S., Latin American,
and Canadian relations. These internships provide practical, entry level
experience regarding a variety of political, economic, diplomatic, and
trade issues. They also provide young scholars with excellent exposure
to the policy making process. COHA seeks highly qualified undergraduate
and graduate students as well as those who have already earned degrees.
During its existence, nearly 1,000 successful candidates have interned
in COHA’s Washington office.
COHA internships, which are available
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(with summer positions being the most sought after). Interns play an
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statements and providing commentary to the print and electronic media;
submitting articles on hemispheric issues to regional and national
media; monitoring human rights and press freedom violations; promoting
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that seek a diplomatic rather than a military solution to disputes;
attending briefings by visiting Latin American dignitaries; and
surveying legislation focused on social justice and the expansion of
authentic democratic institutions.
Please send COHA a completed internship
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pages). In your cover letter, make sure that you explain why you are
interested in interning for COHA and how you would contribute to the
organization. Also arrange for an official or unofficial transcript
(photocopies are acceptable) and two letters of recommendation to be
mailed to our office. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but
positions tend to be filled quickly; it is advised that you apply
several months prior to your desired starting date. Applications may be
addressed to our Intern Coordinator and sent via:
Council on Hemispheric Affairs
1250 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite 1C
Washington, D.C. 20036
company I work for, Journeys Within Tour Company, has a couple of
positions open that I wanted to let UPS students and alumni know
about. Both of the positions that we are currently hiring for are
located in Siem Reap, Cambodia. This is a great experience in a
developing country that is changing very quickly in a lot of ways. The
Journeys Within staff is incredibly diverse and includes
local teams within each country and employees from around the world. I
have worked for this company out of our US office for a little less
than two years and have had the opportunity to visit and meet our teams
in Cambodia, Vietnam and took a quick side-trip
to South Korea.
About this company:
Within is a Southeast Asia tour company dedicated to delivering
unforgettable, customized trips. Journeys Within has offices
in Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar and the U.S. The Journeys
Within director in each country is there to ensure that all goes as
planned, and our amazing guides, drivers and staff all believe in the
Journeys Within mission to give our guests the
trip of a lifetime. As both a tour company and a ground operator, we
are able to offer unique one-of-a kind experiences that allow our
clients to really interact with the local communities.
Within specializes in what we call Active Philanthropy, the idea that
when we visit a country or community, our visit has a
tangible positive impact. Having been described by Conde Nast Magazine
as “pioneers in philanthropic travel,” Journeys Within believes not just
in empowering the local people to better their own lives, but believes
in empowering travelers to help give them
that chance. This is why Journeys Within started Journeys Within Our
Community, or “JWOC,” in 2005. The Journeys Within Tour Company and the
JWOC non-profit work together to ensure that our impact is positive and
sustainable in the local communities.
The positions that we are looking for:
1. OPERATIONS MANAGER
Operations Manager you will be responsible for overseeing all ground
operations throughout Cambodia and Vietnam. Managing the day-to-day
operations, you will work closely with the individual country teams to
coordinate and guarantee the smooth running of Journeys Within tours.
Additional key responsibilities include but are not limited to: product
development, quality control, customer service
and client communication, team training and development, staff
management. A 2-year contracted commitment is required, in addition to a
strong background in the travel industry. This position is based in
Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Essential Performance Skills
You must be effective at leading and working as a team. Candidates
must be well-organized and skilled at managing details and be able
to comprehend and plan for the ‘big picture’.
You must be able to take initiative, multi-task, and prioritize. In
order to do this, you must be effective at decision making, problem
solving, and thinking on your feet. Diligence and persistence are also
highly important characteristics for this position.
You must have a continuous commitment to quality and take pride in your
work. Along these lines, you must be passionate about customer
service and able to effectively engage a variety of clients. You must
be able to remain calm and diplomatic under pressure.
You must be diligent and persistent, and effective at written and
verbal communications. Please keep in mind that English is a second
language for the majority of our team so clear communications are
essential. Business acumen is equally important.
You must have a passion for travel, interest in global cultures, and
understand what cultural and philanthropic travelers want to experience.
2. BOOKING COORDINATOR
Booking Coordinator you will be responsible for assisting in tour
bookings. The duties for this position include, but are not limited
to: quality control, customer service and client/ground operator/vendor
communication, preparing and sending travel documents. We are looking
for an applicant who is very detail oriented, self-motivated, has
administrative experience, and has the desire to
grow within the Journeys Within team. A 2-year contracted commitment is
required, and fluency in English is essential. This position is based
in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Interested parties for wither position should email a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references to email@example.com.