PRESIDENTIAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM – The American University in Cairo

Application deadline: January 15, 2015.

The Program

Established in 1981, the Presidential Internship Program at The American University in Cairo (AUC) provides recent university graduates the opportunity to spend an academic year working at the highest levels of an international university, learn Arabic, and experience life in Cairo.

Working at AUC

Interns work full-time in one of seven university offices, which range from the Office of the President to the Office of Administration and Finance to the Research Institute for a Sustainable Environment, and which provide opportunities for professional development, mentoring, and substantive work.

Benefits

Program benefits include a monthly living stipend, faculty housing, private Arabic tutoring, subsidized trips around Cairo and Egypt, and more.

Applying

We have traditionally accepted a diverse array of students, including those with no background in Arabic or Middle Eastern Studies. Interested students should view the attached brochure and visit our website for more information on the program and how to apply. They can also visit our Facebook page and blog.

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE WRITING WORKSHOP

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE WRITING WORKSHOP

Tips for writing your statement of purpose for international fellowship funding applications

 

Expert advice from a Sweetland writing professional

  • Formulating your research question
  • Appealing to the selection committee
  • Explaining why you need foreign language training
  • Defining goals for overseas travel

 

Wednesday, October 29

10:00 am-11:00 am

1636 International Institute

School of Social Work Building

 

Funding Opportunities Include:

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

International Institute Individual Fellowships

Rackham International Research Award (RIRA)

Grants from Area Studies Centers (please check individual Centers for opportunities)

IC3 Academy Meaningful Summer Program

IC3 Academy Meaningful Summer Program
Meaningful Summer is run through the IC3 Academy, a program to introduce participants to ideas, opportunities and resources to foster personal growth, community development
and ultimately global change. The Meaningful Summer Program is specifically targeted to
undergraduate students looking for opportunities to expand their skillset, gain international
work experience and make a meaningful contribution to the world. The IC3 Academy is looking
for individuals with exceptional leadership qualities from diverse backgrounds.
Prior to internship placement, participants are expected to attend a 7-day intensive course in San Jose, Costa Rica. The week is carefully designed to encourage participants to address their “why”: what are they hoping to gain from the experience and for what purpose? Facilitators are experts in the fields of international development, social entrepreneurship and non-profit management.
After workshops that address personal growth (values, vision, the power of personal narrative),
participants begin to address their professional and educational goals with topics including:
- fundraising
- vehicles of social change
- grant/proposal writing
- logic models and theories of change
- social media for social innovation
By the end of the week, participants will have a clear outline of their expectations for the
summer, as well as a deeper understanding of professional opportunities in the fields of social
entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship and international business and development.
Internships are varied and with the exception of one location, involve grassroot organizations
in low income countries. Opportunities and structure vary but all locations require a full-time
commitment for a minimum of 2 months. Locations include:
- Phillippines: Media and marketing internship
- Guatemala, Peru and Costa Rica: opportunities in special education, education,
microbusiness and tourism
- Uganda: microbusiness, community development and education
- Nepal: community development, journalism/marketing and education
- New Zealand: non-profit management, fundraising and event planning and grant
distribution
For further questions or inquiries on how to apply for the IC3 Meaningful Summer Program,
please contact Caitie Goddard at caitie@ic3academy.org

Ross School of Business

The University of Michigan is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for the second year of the Master of Management (MM) degree program in the Ross School of Business. This degree program is specifically designed for students with a liberal arts or engineering undergraduate degree who want to pursue careers in business. The MM program allows you to power your potential by adding one more year to your education to gain a solid grounding in business fundamentals. Your experiences as a liberal arts, science or engineering undergrad have provided you with the ability to think critically and creatively, examine complex concepts, and to become life-long learners.

For information sessions schedule, to view and register for an upcoming session at the Ross School of Business, please visit http://michiganross.umich.edu/master-of-management or e-mail RossMMinfo@umich.edu if you have questions.

Call for Papers: Human Development Conference (HDC)

 2015 student-led University of Notre Dame Human Development Conference (HDC), Call for Papers.

The 7th Annual Human Development Conference
February 27-28, 2015
University of Notre Dame
The Ford Family Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity and the Center for Social Concerns at Notre Dame and SIT Study Abroad announce the 7th annual conference on human development.The conference is an opportunity to explore past trends in development, evaluate current best practices, and discuss the future of development after the conclusion of the Millennium Development Goals in 2015. This year’s theme emphasizes the role of human dignity in development and how it may influence theory and practice in the future.

We are happy to announce our keynote speaker for this year, Jeffrey Sachs, director of Columbia University’s Earth Institute and senior UN advisor.

We invite undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines to apply to share their research experiences from a broad spectrum of topics, including:


For those interested in presenting a paper, please submit your abstract no later than Friday, November 14, 2014

For abstract submission please click here.

Invitations for participation will be extended by early December. Students who accept invitations to present at the conference will be responsible for securing funding for travel and other related expenses.

We hope you will join us!

William J Clinton Fellowship for Service in India. Mon, Oct 20 at 11 am. 1644 SSWB

Monday, October 20, 11 AM12 PM
Room 1644 International Institute/ 1080 S. University/ SSWB.
Info Session: William J Clinton Fellowship for Service in India
The American India Foundation’s William J Clinton Fellowship for Service in India would like to invite you to learn more about this unique opportunity to catalyze social and economic change in India.
The AIF Clinton Fellowship for Service provides a select group of young professionals from the USA and India the opportunity to work with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and social enterprises for 10 months, in order to accelerate impact for marginalized and underprivileged communities in India.
The info session will be your chance to interact with alumni and staff of the program, to learn more about the experience, and to give you an edge in the application process.  Applications for service starting in September of 2015 will be open November 1st, 2014.

One-Year MA Program_Yenching Academy, Peking University

The Yenching Academy offers a 1-year Master of China Studies program (in English) designed to prepare an elite class of future leaders to meet the challenges of the 21st century global landscape.
The Academy is launching the program with the first class of students arriving September 2015, and they are now actively recruiting candidates from the best universities around the world.

The excerpted message below, sent to the UM Lieberthal Rogel Center for Chinese Studies from the Associate Dean of Yenching Academy, John Holden, highlights the salient points of the program.  The Yenching Academy would very much like to include a UMich graduate in their first cohort.

Since our degree can be completed with work in English, we’re open to students with no background in China studies, but we also offer courses in Chinese for those with a stronger China background. Perhaps one of your students would be interested?  Here’s a bit more background about the program:
 
We are aiming for a student body with broad geographic representation. Of the approximately one hundred students in our inaugural class, we expect about thirty-five to be from mainland China, and the remaining sixty-five to be divided approximately as follows: twenty from North America, twenty from Europe and twenty-five from the rest of the world.

The international students will not only be geographically diverse, but their backgrounds and level of knowledge of China will vary considerably as well.  For example, a Yenching Scholar may be an engineering graduate who knows little about China but wants international experience to add to his/her resume, and would take all courses at the Academy in English. Another may be someone who has majored in Chinese history or language and is able to attend courses in Chinese.  Other Yenching Scholars may have some Chinese language skills but will still need to do their coursework in English.

The subjects that can be studied at the Academy will range across the humanities and social sciences as they pertain to China, and will fall roughly into the following categories:  Literature and Culture; History and Archaeology; Philosophy and Religion; Public Policy and International Relations; Economics and Management; and Law and Society  

A thesis will be required of students, but I do want to emphasize that the program is intended to be broad rather than deep.  We want students to explore as many aspects of Chinese history, culture and contemporary affairs as possible.  Should a student wish to pursue advanced research, they may wish to pursue a Ph.D. in a particular Peking University department after completing their degree at the Academy.

More information about the Yenching Academy can be found on our website www.yenchingacademy.org.