Wednesday, January 27, 2010

2/2: Talk on Scholarships/Fellowships/Internships

2010 Engalitcheff Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems

I am writing to ask you to share information with your students about the International Affairs track of the 2010 Engalitcheff Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems. The program, sponsored by The Fund for American Studies in partnership with Georgetown University and held each summer in Washington, DC, is an academic internship program for undergraduates interested in foreign policy issues and international relations.

We are offering a special extended deadline of February 15 for this institute track. This is a great opportunity for students looking to gain real-world experience while earning transferable credit.

Please consider forwarding the announcement below to students who may be interested in applying.

Thank you for your time and consideration. If you have any questions, please contact me at or 202.986.0384.


Mary Connell
Director, Recruitment and Admissions
U.S. Programs
The Fund for American Studies

The Engalitcheff Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems
June 6 – July 31, 2010
Georgetown University , Washington , DC
International Affairs Track Deadline: February 15

Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies, the Engalitcheff Institute combines a substantive professional experience in international affairs for 30 hours a week with a challenging academic experience at Georgetown University. This fast-paced, eight-week residential program provides students from around the world with the opportunities to gain an edge in today’s competitive job market and graduate school admissions, and experience the excitement of Washington first-hand.


* American Islamic Congress
* Brazilian Information Center
* Educational Initiative for Central and Eastern Europe
* European-American Business Council
* Foreign Embassies
* Institute of World Politics
* International Foundation for Election Systems
* Peace Corps


* Internships – Competitive international affairs placements
* Classes – Up to 9 credit hours in economics and U.S. foreign policy from Georgetown University
* Housing – Roommate matching and furnished on-campus apartments in the heart of D.C.
* Guest Lectures – With Washington’s top foreign policy and economics experts
* Exclusive Briefings – At the CIA, State Department, World Bank, Federal Reserve and Capitol Hill
* Leadership & Professional Development – Leadership, mentoring and career building activities
* Networking – Interaction with seasoned professionals and student leaders from around the world
* Scholarships – Over half of all students receive full or partial funding based on merit and financial need

A special extended deadline of February 15 is being offered for applicants to the ICPES International Affairs Track. Details about the program and an online application may be found at Questions may be directed to Mary Connell, Recruitment and Admissions Director, at or 202.986.0384.

Please click here to request an informational brochure:

Fund For American Studies
1706 New Hampshire Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20009

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

2010 EU Studies Summer Program in Brussels

2010 EU Studies Summer Program in Brussels.
Application forms and information available at:

EU Studies Summer Program in Brussels
July 12 - August 13, 2010

The European Union Centers of Excellence at the University of Washington and University of Wisconsin are pleased to announce the 2010 EU Studies
Summer Program in Brussels, hosted and co-organized by the Institute for European Studies at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). This
program is supported by grant funds from the European Commission.

This is an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students pursuing degrees at US and Canadian universities to study the EU up close with
leading experts from both sides of the Atlantic; and to gain an understanding of the "real world" of EU institutions through discussions
with officials and site visits in Brussels, the political capital of the European Union. The program includes site visits to EU institutions in
Brussels and Luxembourg, along with several special group activities and meals. This five-week program will run from July 12th to August 13th ,
2010. Applications are due March 12th, 2010.

Program Courses and Credits:

The Brussels program is designed for upper-level undergraduate students with an interest in the European Union, international studies and/or
political science. The program features a seminar on "Current EU Policy Debates" taught by Nils Ringe (University of Wisconsin Assistant Professor
of Political Science); a course on "EU Institutions" with Dr. Peter Hobbing (former Principal Administrator of the European Commission); and
an EU simulation module. Students will earn 12 University of Washington quarter credits (equivalent to 8 semester credits) upon successful
completion of the program.

Costs and Financial Aid:

The program fee for the 2008 program is $2600. The program fee includes instructional costs, program trips & events. The fee does not
include housing, airfare, meals, textbooks, personal expenses, or fees charged by the UW International Programs and Exchanges office ($250 for
UW students and $450 for non-UW students).

Grants funding is available on a competitive basis to students on this program. UW students are eligible to apply for the
quarterly IPE scholarship. Non-UW students may also qualify for funding from their home institutions.

Applications and More Information:

Additional information, as well as the application form, procedures and
deadlines, can be found on the program's website:

The application deadline is March 12th, 2010.

For any questions regarding this program please contact:

Mark Di Virgilio
Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
120 Thomson Hall
Box: 353650
Seattle, WA
Phone: (206) 616-2415

1/28: Tamales and Music with Latin American Studies

Tamales and Music
Latin American Studies

Thursday, January 28, 5:00pm in Wyatt 109

Current minors, possible minors, and those simply interested in Latin America, tamales and music are all welcome.


We will: eat tamales; listen to music; introduce Latin American Studies faculty; discuss the minor; and consider ongoing projects related to Spanish and Latin America, such as study abroad opportunities, charlas, speakers, student initiatives, etc.

For more information, contact LAS director John Lear, 879-2792, or

Friday, January 22, 2010

Foreign policy internship and jobs

From Professor Weinberger--

For the blog…a job and internship opportunities at a foreign policy think tank in DC. Anyone interested in applying should talk to me, as I have contacts at this shop.

1/27 Conference Call on India-Pakistan Relations

Professor Weinberger will be running this conference call on our end, Wyatt 226 at 9 am.

On behalf of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), I invite you and your students to participate in the first session of the CFR Winter/Spring 2010 Academic Conference Call series on Wednesday, January 27, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (ET). CFR Senior Fellows Evan A. Feigenbaum and Daniel Markey will discuss India-Pakistan relations. For the complete Winter/Spring 2010 Academic Conference Call series schedule, please visit: As a reminder, calls will alternate between Wednesdays and Thursdays this semester.

Dr. Feigenbaum is senior fellow for East, Central, and South Asia at CFR. Previously, he served at the U.S. Department of State as deputy assistant secretary of state for India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, and Maldives (2001-2009), among other positions. During the final phase of the U.S.-India civil nuclear initiative, Dr. Feigenbaum co-chaired the coordinating team charged with moving the agreement through the International Atomic Energy Agency Board of Governors and the Nuclear Suppliers Group, and then to Congress.

Dr. Markey is senior fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia at CFR. From 2003 to 2007, he held the South Asia portfolio on the Policy Planning Staff at the U.S. Department of State. Prior to government service, Dr. Markey taught in the politics department at Princeton University and served as the executive director of Princeton's Research Program in International Security.

In order to encourage an interactive dialogue, we ask that professors convene students in a group to participate. Typically, professors have found it most convenient to gather in a classroom or host a few students in their office around a speaker phone. Please reply to this email if you would like to make this call available to your students, and we will send you the toll-free dial-in number and password. As background for the discussion, you may wish to have your students review the following materials:

1) Daniel Markey, "Terrorism and Indo-Pakistani Escalation," Contingency Planning Memorandum, CFR, January 2010.
2) "A Conversation with Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh," Meeting Video, CFR, November 23, 2009.
3) Megha Bahree, "Showdown on the Subcontinent," World Policy Journal, Fall 2009.
(Will be included with the dial-in instructions.)
4) Sumit Ganguly and Nicholas Howenstein, "India-Pakistan Rivalry in Afghanistan," Journal of International Affairs, Fall 2009.
(Will be included with the dial-in instructions.)
5) Steve Coll, "The Back Channel: India and Pakistan's Secret Kashmir Talks," New Yorker, March 2009.
(Will be included with the dial-in instructions.)
6) Asia Unbound, Blog, CFR.

I hope you will visit our 'For Educators' portal on the CFR website at, where you will find CFR resources designed and packaged especially for the academic community, including modules with teaching notes, event announcements, and information on Foreign Affairs resources for professors and students. Please don't hesitate to call Jessica Finz at 212.434.9674 should you have any questions.

Best regards,

Irina A. Faskianos
Vice President, National Program & Outreach
Council on Foreign Relations
58 East 68th Street, New York, New York 10065
tel 212.434.9465 cell 201.463.4515 fax 212.434.9829

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Council on Hemishperic Affairs (COHA) spring internships

Applications for Council on Hemishperic Affairs (COHA) spring internships will soon be closing. Well-prepared candidates with solid research and writing skills who are prepared to commit themselves to vigorous standards of investigative journalism and academic research will be processed until the end of January 2010.

COHA interns are highly regarded in the field of U.S.-Latin American and Canadian studies for the many awards that they have won and the eminent careers that they have gone on to pursue once departing from the organization. COHA internships are awarded on a very competitive basis. Normally the internship corps consists of 25 scholars selected from the international community, making it one of the largest and most diversified bodies of young Washington-based scholars working on regional affairs.

The position is available immediately.

For more information on COHA and the application process, visit our intern page here:

Friday, January 15, 2010

Amazing Summer Internship in DC: National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations

...with an alum connection. If you are interested come see me (Professor O'Neil).

The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations' Washington, DC Summer Internship

The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations' Washington, DC Summer Internship Program provides undergraduate and graduate students a professional, academic, and career opportunity internship in the Nation's Capital. The program combines professional work experiences with a parallel two-month series of seminars. By design, the primary focus of the academic component of the program centers on a sub-region of the Arab countries, the Middle East, and the Islamic world: Arabia and the Gulf.

When: June 1 - August 6, 2010

With Whom: 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 are educational development and exchange, bimonthly and quarterly publications, humanitarian relief, public broadcasting, academic area studies, international transportation, foreign trade, and peace and justice advocacy. An additional feature of the program is site visits to public and private sector institutions such as Arab embassies, energy corporations, congressional committees, and executive branch agencies.

June 1 - August 6, 2010

About the Program

The National Council's Summer Internship Program combines professional work experiences with a parallel two-month series of seminars conducted throughout the week either over the noon hour or in the early evening hours. Our goals are: (1) to provide interns with firsthand experience behind-the-scenes of the foreign policy analysis and advocacy process in Washington, D.C.; (2) to provide a strong academic component dealing with U.S. political, economic, and cultural relations with Arabia and the Gulf region; and (3) to introduce participants to career professionals in government, business, journalism, and NGOs as well as to highlight the wide range of career opportunities awaiting those who aspire to work in the area of U.S.-Arab relations.

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 of D.C. This will allow students not only to experience living and working in the city but also encourage them to appreciate all the cultural diversity and the exciting cultural and educational opportunities available in the Capital area.


A $150 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 program. Internship program participants, upon successful fulfillment of the program's academic and internship requirements, receive a $1,000 fellowship stipend.

How to Apply

Interested undergraduate or graduate students should send a letter of interest to the National Council office by mail or e-mail. This letter should provide basic information about yourself, your interests, previous course work related to politics, economics, foreign policy, and the Middle East, and some indication of the type of internship that would most interest you. In addition, the National Council asks that you submit:

1) A double-spaced essay (no more than 2-pages in length) on the topic:
U.S.-Arab Relations: Changing Perspectives in the New Decade - 2010 and Beyond
2) A resume or curriculum vitae
3) Transcripts of all university-level work
4) Two letters or recommendation, at least one of them from a faculty member who knows your work well
5) A signed Internship Program Application [link below and available at]
6) $150 non-refundable program fee


All materials should be submitted by mail to the National Council office by March 15, 2010. Application materials may be submitted as e-mail attachments but hard copies of all documents with original signatures should also be submitted by mail or delivery service.

Program Accomplishments

Nearly 170 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. These are just a few of the opportunities that program alumni have encountered.

2010 Summer Internship Program Leaders

Chairman: Dr. John Duke Anthony, Founder and President, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations; Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Center for Contemporary Arab Studies; and consultant to the U.S. Departments of State and Defense (since 1973 and 1974, respectively)

Director: Dr. James Winship, Vice President, Programs - National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations; National Council Malone Fellow in Arab and Islamic Studies; and former longtime Professor of International Relations and Model Arab League Student Faculty Adviser at Augustana College

Coordinator: Ms. Megan Geissler, Programs Coordinator, 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 low-cost student housing at area universities or other student housing facilities.


Founded in 1983, the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations is an educational, non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to improving American knowledge and understanding of the Arab world. The Council's vision is a relationship between the United States and its Arab friends that rests on a solid, enduring foundation. Such a foundation would embody strong strategic, economic, political, commercial, and defense cooperation in addition to heightened contacts and exchanges of American and Arab present as well as emerging leaders. The Council's mission is educational. It seeks to enhance American awareness and appreciation of the multi-faceted and innumerable benefits the United States has long derived from its relations with the Arab countries, the Middle East, and the Islamic world. It endeavors to do this through leadership development, people-to-people programs, academic seminars, the Council's Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference, specialized publications, a free electronic newsletter, and the participation of American students and faculty in Arab world study abroad and Arabic language learning experiences. In pursuit of its mission, the Council serves as a U.S.-Arab relations programmatic, informational, and human resources clearinghouse. In so doing, it provides cutting edge information, insight, and analyses to national, state, and local grassroots organizations, media, public policy research institutes, and select community civic, religious, business, and professional associations.

The National Council has been granted public charity status in accordance with Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. All contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by U.S. law.

Prague: 20th International Youth Leadership Conference

20th International Youth Leadership Conference

Prague, Czech Republic

July 11th – 16th, 2010


Civic Concepts International is inviting you to join a select group of 100 young leaders from as many as 35 different countries for an open-minded exchange of diverse perspectives on contemporary global challenges.

Develop your leadership potential, enhance your networking, interpersonal and public speaking skills, raise your intercultural awareness and benefit from global perspectives.

The IYLC is a week-long forum on world politics, international relations and justice, which will engage you in:

- A Simulation of a UN Security Council meeting

- An International Criminal Court mock pre-trial

- Model European Parliament proceedings

- Visits to foreign embassies, governmental and other institutions

- Group debates and panel discussions on subjects of global importance

- Networking events and dinners with diplomats, politicians and experts

Apply and secure your place early to take advantage of our 30% Early Bird discounts

With best regards,

Ismayil Khayredinov
Director of Programmes
International Youth Leadership Network
Civic Concepts International
+420 272 730 897

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Scoville Fellowship for recent graduates

I am pleased to send you information about the Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, a competitive national program that provides college graduates the opportunity to work in Washington, DC, with one of twenty-five participating public-interest organizations focusing on international security issues. The program has awarded 124 fellowships since its inception in 1987 and is offered twice yearly, in the spring and fall. It lasts from six to nine months and provides a stipend, health insurance, and travel costs to Washington. The Scoville Fellowship does not award grant or scholarship money to students.

Scoville Fellows may undertake a variety of activities, including research, writing, and advocacy in support of the goals of their host organization and may attend coalition meetings, policy briefings, and Congressional hearings. Fellows have written fact sheets, letters to the editor, op-eds, articles, briefing books and reports, organized talks and conferences, and been interviewed as experts by the media. Many former Scoville Fellows work for U.S. and international NGOs, the Federal Government, and academia, or attend graduate school in political science or international relations, following their fellowships.

Please encourage those interested in peace and security issues to visit our website at The Scoville Fellowship is a small organization and we lack the resources to send staff to college career fairs and to post jobs on individual university websites. Although the majority of Scoville Fellows received college degrees in political science, government, international relations, or history, we do not require any specific major. There is no application form; the application requirements are listed on the website, as are links to the websites of each of the participating groups and information on the work of current and former Scoville Fellows. Applications must be submitted via email. A flyer about the program can be printed from The next application deadline is January 22 for the Fall 2010 Fellowship.

All U.S. citizens, and foreign nationals residing in the United States, are eligible to apply; non-U.S. citizens living outside of the United States are not.

Feel free to contact me with any questions regarding the fellowship.


Paul Revsine
Program Director
Herbert Scoville J. Peace Fellowship
322 4th Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 543-4100 x2110

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

ICPSR Internship and Paper Award

Internship Application and Research Paper Submission Deadlines are Approaching Soon!

Gain Experience in Statistical Analysis at ICPSR!
ICPSR Undergraduate Summer Internship Program

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), the world's largest archive of digital social science data, is now accepting applications for its annual summer internship program.

* Deadline for application: February 8, 2010.
* Gain experience using statistical programs such as SAS, SPSS, and Stata.
* Attend courses in the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research.
* $3,000-$5,000 stipend, room and board in university housing, and a scholarship covering the cost of fees, texts, and materials for coursework in the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research.
* Internship runs June 7-August 13, 2010.

For more information, see

ICPSR Research Paper Competitions

ICPSR is sponsoring three competitions to highlight the best student research papers (undergraduate and master’s) using quantitative data. The objective is to encourage students to explore the social sciences by means of critical analysis of a topic supported by quantitative analysis of a dataset(s) held within ICPSR and presented in written form.

* Deadline for submission is January 31, 2010.
* Two competitions covers any dataset(s) held within the ICPSR archive and are eligible to undergraduate and master’s students. The third competition solicits undergraduate papers addressing issues relevant to minorities in the United States, including immigrants, that utilize data from the Resource Center for Minority Data.
* Up to three cash prizes will be awarded for each competition. The winner will receive a monetary award of $1,000 (second place receives $750 and third place $500).

For details on the competition, see