Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Monday, November 21, 2016

Graduating? Teach in Thailand! Deadline - 12/31

Teach Thailand Corps (TTC), established by the American-Thai Foundation in collaboration with Yonok Foundation, focuses on strengthening primary and secondary school education in Thailand, particularly in high-need areas. TTC recruits and places American graduates in underserved Thai schools to teach English and other subjects.

Thai students equipped with English proficiency are better positioned to succeed in school, work, and life, and to make an impact in their communities – and in particular to better access opportunities arising from the upcoming ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Economic Community integration.

TTC aims to fill the needs of underserved schools in English-language education, and offers an overall enhancement in the quality of teaching and community/school involvement. In developing the program, we have learned from and applied elements of the Peace Corps philosophy of service and learning.

In return, for our teachers’ service, Teach Thailand Corps provides invaluable experience to support each volunteer’s goals of personal and professional development, in preparation for their future careers.

Opportunities abound for travel and internships in various fields of interest, including social work, business, medicine and public health, and international development during school breaks or following the end of the school year. Importantly, our volunteers/teachers will have firsthand exposure to international development in the midst of the dynamic and rising ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) region.

For more information and the application click here

AfterCollege Student Scholarships - Deadline 12/31

About After College:
We have a lofty vision: to help every college student and recent graduate discover their career path. In our 16 year history, AfterCollege has become the largest career network for college students and recent graduates. Our patented job-matching algorithm pairs new job seekers with opportunities that fit their degree, school, skills and interests making the job search and the candidate search more efficient for everyone.

AfterCollege scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate professionalism and a passion for their future careers. This means that we evaluate applicants' profiles with the eye of a hiring manager.

You can learn How to Create a Ridiculously Good Looking AfterCollege Profile on our blog. Best of luck!


AfterCollege Succurro Scholarship
$500 - Open to currently enrolled students in an accredited program, working toward a degree (AA, AS, BA, BS, MA, MS, MFA, PhD, MD, JD, etc.) in any discipline. Minimum 2.5 GPA.

Apply here


AfterCollege Sales & Marketing Student Scholarship
$500 - Open to currently enrolled students of all majors who are working toward a bachelor’s or master's degree and interested in a future career in sales or marketing. Minimum 3.0 GPA.

Apply Here


University of Puget Sound Department of Politics and Government Career Network
Relevant entry-level job, internship and scholarship opportunities curated for students of University of Puget Sound Department of Politics and Government:

Thomas Pickering Fellowship application is open! - Deadline 1/13

The 2017 Application for the Thomas Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship is now live. Interested students can visit The Washington Center website to learn more. The program has two components, one for undergraduates and one for students entering a graduate program in Fall 2017.

Funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Program provides undergraduate and graduate students with financial support, mentoring and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career in the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.

Deadline to apply: January 13, 2017

Questions? Contact Dorothy Ngutter  
510-642-3363 | DIRNorthwest@state.gov | www.facebook.com/DIRnwest

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Opportunity for Graduates - U.S. English Language Teaching Assistantship in Austria 2016-2017

Each year, more than 140 college graduates from the United States teach in Austria under the auspices of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education (BMB) Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship Program. The purpose of this program, which draws assistants not only from the English-speaking world but also from France, Italy, Russia, and Spain, is to bring talented and enthusiastic young people from abroad into the classrooms of secondary schools in communities large and small all over Austria. Ultimately, it is the job of these native speakers as teaching assistants to make learning a foreign language a lively cross-cultural encounter for their students.

Applications for 2017-18 will be accepted between November 15, 2016 and January 15, 2017

Online political platform launches in Tacoma and Greater Pierce County

It can be a challenge both locally and nationwide for interested political candidates to find open positions, deadlines, and learn the requirements for elections. That may be why only two percent of Americans run for office, and 40 percent of state legislature races in the U.S. go uncontested.

To make the process more accessible, a newly launched online platform called RunForOffice.org is now available to residents of Tacoma and greater Pierce County. Launched locally, RunForOffice.org is a free platform that gives people from all backgrounds the tools they need to become elected officials. Users will find a fully address searchable database, a list of every elected office in their area, filing requirements and even training. Start by plugging your zip code into the platform!

The database for this effort was compiled by two University of Washington students.

Capital Fellows Program applications due MON 2/13

The Center administers four fellowship programs, known collectively as the Capital Fellows Programs. These nationally recognized public policy fellowships offer unique experiences in policy-making and development in each branch of government.

Capital Fellows are placed at some of the highest levels of California state government and assist state legislators, senior-level executive staff, and court administrators with a broad range of public policy issues and projects and are typically given assignments with a significant amount of responsibility and challenges.

For a description of each of our fellowship programs, please click on the links below:
Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship
Executive Fellowship
Judicial Administration Fellowship
California Senate Fellows

2,000 alumni have participated in the Capital Fellows Programs, and the ranks of former fellows include judges; members of the United States Congress and the State Legislature; state and local government officials; corporate executives; community and non-profit leaders; and university professors, administration and staff. View notable former fellows in elected and judicial office


The 2017-18 deadline is February 13, 2017
2017-18 program application prompts
2017-18 Letters of Recommendation requirements
Applicants with any party affiliation are welcome to apply, including Republicans, Democrats, and people affiliated with third parties or no party at all. No previous legislative or political experience is required.

Capital Fellows Receive:
$2,627 monthly stipend
Health, dental and vision benefits
Graduate units from Sacramento State in Government or Public Policy
Student loan deferments

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in any major and a demonstrated interest in state government and public service
20 years of age or older by Sept. 1 of the fellowship year
Non-U.S. citizens must provide proof of appropriate immigration status. The Capital Fellows Programs do not meet the requirements for F-1 or J-1 visas

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Volunteer in Ecuador with Sustainable Roots

A group of biologists, artists and teachers that met in Cosanga, Ecuador in 2005 with a shared vision to empower and educate the local community on sustainable living.

We are a part of the daily life in Cosanga. Offering classes in English and Art to children in the community, helping organize community work days. We are affecting a noticeable change among the young generation in terms of unity, creativity and vision for their future.

We aim to develop a sustainable mindset in the most biologically diverse area on the planet! We look forward to helping support more community driven projects. Our vision for the future includes expansion to Canton Quijos (Quijos County) which is composed of 6 small towns.
We are always looking for more help to fulfill our dreams here in Ecuador - if you would like to become a valuable part of the Sustainable Roots team, check out our Volunteer page!

Rangel Int’l Affairs Summer Program is Now Welcoming Applications!

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program is now accepting applications for the 2017 Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program at www.rangelprogram.org!

Do you know a student who wants to make a difference in the world?

The Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week program at Howard University that helps prepare undergraduate students for careers in international affairs. It includes two for-credit academic courses, a professional writing seminar, visits and meetings with foreign affairs professionals in a wide range of government and non-governmental organizations, and professional development activities. It pays for tuition, room, board, and transportation and provides a stipend. The program will run from mid-June until late July.

Eligibility requirements
U.S. citizenship
A comprehensive GPA of at least 3.2
Full-time undergraduate student status
Sophomore or above

The program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. Applicants with any undergraduate major are welcome to apply.

The Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by Howard University.

Application Deadline: February 2, 2017


Program Contact:
Lily Lopez-McGee
rangelprogram@howard.edu 202-806-4367 or 877-633-0002

Friday, November 18, 2016

Match Education

November  2016
Are you looking to launch an exciting career and make a meaningful impact? Our Match Teacher Residency and Match Corps programs are geared towards preparing candidates to be exceptional educators and leaders in a variety of fields.  

Apply now, our November 27th priority deadline is quickly approaching!
Taking a gap-year and/or want to do a year of service?  Check out and/or apply to our Match Corps program by clicking here.

Want to become an effective rookie teacher? Check out and/or apply to our Match Teacher Residency program by clicking here.

*We accept applications on a rolling basis, but we encourage you to apply early to give you the highest probability of securing a position with Match Corps or Match Teacher Residency in your ideal grade level and/or content area (for Match Teacher Residency candidates).*

Our recruitment team are travelling to colleges and universities all over the nation in search of top talent.  For a list of where they will be this year, please click here.  

Interested in learning more and/or connecting us with people who might be interested? Please email us at recruiting@matcheducation.org.


Valerie Inniss
Recruitment Manager