Engage Russia // Apply to the Stanford U.S.-Russia Forum Today!

The Stanford U.S.-Russia Forum (SURF) is now accepting applications for its 2018-19 program.
SURF is a platform for Russian and American university students to address the most pressing issues our nations face today. In the fall, participants attend a week-long conference in Russia, conduct collaborative research in working groups over the academic year, and ultimately present their work at a capstone conference at Stanford University and Washington D.C. in the spring. The working group format fosters consensus-building and leverages a cooperation-based approach to produce innovative solutions. Some examples of research topics include nuclear affairs, entrepreneurship, space exploration, climate and environment, business and economics, healthcare, the arctic, energy geopolitics, security, and many more,
SURF welcomes applications from graduate and undergraduate students in all academic disciplines and majors, regardless of prior exposure to Russia. Recent graduates and young professionals will also be considered. Our program will cover most expenses, including housing and local transportation. Participants are responsible for other expenses including flight and visa costs. There is no registration or participation fee for our program.

There are two deadlines: early decision ends May 31st at 23:59 PT and the application will fully close at June 28th at 23:59 PT. Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis.

Additional information can be found on our website and read the latest journal here.
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Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP) Now Accepting Applications: Investigative Analysis (Student Trainee)

The U.S. Department of State is currently accepting applications for the Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP).

Visit USAJOBS to start the online application process and view the following vacancy announcement numbers.

Please note the cutoff point for these positions: These vacancy announcements will be open from May 16 to May 22, 2018 or when the application cutoff limit has been reached for each position. Each vacancy will close on whichever day the first of these conditions is met. If the application limit is reached on the same day the announcement opened, the open and close date will be the same. Candidates are encouraged to read the entire announcement before submitting their application packages. Veterans’ preference regulations apply.

Title Series USAJOBS No. Location Cutoff
Investigative Analysis
(Student Trainee)
1899 GS-05: HRSC/PATH-2018-0110 Fort Lee, NJ 100

Student Trainees work closely with the U.S. diplomats and Civil Service professionals who carry out America’s foreign policy initiatives. To witness and participate in U.S. foreign policy formulation and implementation, consider a Pathways internship with the U.S. Department of State.

The Internship Experience Program (IEP) allows for non-temporary appointments that are expected to last the length of the academic program for which the intern is enrolled. IEP participants, while in the program, are eligible for noncompetitive promotions. This program allows for noncompetitive conversion into the competitive service following successful completion of all program requirements. Conversion to the competitive service is not guaranteed.

If you have any questions or would like to search for topics of interest, please contact Pathways@state.gov or visit the forums or FAQs at careers.state.gov.

Job Opportunity with Impact: Organize to make a difference for our health and environment

Impact is a team of organizers who go where they’re needed to win positive social change for our environment, our democracy and our future.

Impact organizers go to the places that can decide whether we win or lose a campaign. They’re working to get our country to 100 percent renewable energy, ban the use of bee-killing pesticides, and end the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms. By engaging the media, building new coalitions, and activating civic leaders or student activists,

Impact organizers will set the stage for winning the next campaign. One district, one state at a time, Impact aims to move the dial in American politics in a positive direction. Apply here.

Call for Applications 2018: “Peace building in post-conflict areas – Diplomacy, Leadership and Negotiations”

The call for applications for Kosovo International Summer Academy 2018 – Part II, with a special focus on “Peace building in post-conflict areas – Diplomacy, Leadership and Negotiations”, is now open!

Date/Venue: 1-11 August 2018, Prishtina, Kosovo

Scholarships: A number of scholarships are available for most qualified applicants.

Description:

This August, Kosovo International Summer Academy (KSA) will organize its 6th edition (Part II) in Prishtina, Kosovo, with a special focus on “Peace building in post-conflict areas – Diplomacy, Leadership and Negotiations”, that will be realized by Kosovo Center for Diplomacy.
The Kosovo International Summer Academy will be welcoming distinguished professors from the world’s most prestigious universities, diplomats, high-ranking officials, and representatives of civic society, to teach courses and deliver speeches on:

  • Politics
    ·         Economics
    ·         Diplomacy
    ·         Professional Etiquette and Protocol
    ·         Leadership
    ·         Peaceful Conflict Resolution
    ·         EU Integration Process
    ·         International Law
    ·         Human Rights
    ·         International Justice
    ·         International Security and
    ·         The Role of Civic Society in Peacebuilding

 

Program Features

Our Staff is working intensively to make sure that high-ranking officials of Kosovo, including President of Kosovo, Government and Parliament officials, and representatives of diplomatic missions in Kosovo will address the participants.

After the completion of the program, participants are requested to write an essay about their experience in this program, or an article related to Kosovo. The best essay/article will be translated and published in a Kosovo daily newspaper, and two others will be posted in web-page of Kosovo Center of Diplomacy(Opinions section).
Awarded Certificates and ECTS

All participants and attendees who fulfill the requirements during the program will be awarded with certificates from Kosovo Center of Diplomacy and University College “Universum”.

Successful students will receive 6 ECTS credits of the course of ‘’War and Peace: Historical actors, structures and processes’’, issued by the University College “Universum” .

Excursions and Cultural Activities

Throughout your study-abroad experience in Kosovo you will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of excursions and cultural activities.

  • Tour of the Institutions of Kosovo
  • Field trip to Prizren
  • Field trip to Mitrovica
  • Field trip to Gadime Cave
  • Tour of museums and statues
  • Meetings with high-ranking officials and ambassadors

 

Eligibility

    • Citizens of all countries in the world are eligible to apply
    • Undergraduate, graduate and post graduate students(who are enrolled or have already completed aforementioned levels of university studies) and young professionals.
    • Applicants born in 1984 and after
    • You must be in good academic standing

 

Scholarships awarding criteria

The following criteria are considered in the admissions process:

  1. Submitting your application early
  2. Financial need
  3. Merit and existing leadership experience
  4. Intercultural experience

Deadline:

  • Priority deadline: May 25th, 2018.
  • Visa Deadline: May 18th, 2018 (This Deadline applies if you need a visa to enter Kosovo).
  • Finale Deadline: June 15th, 2018 (Applicants who hold a citizenship of a country that does not need visa to enter Kosovo).

*Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis and earlier applications are given priority.

Please find the link for application here: http://academy-ks.org/?page_id=2042. For further information please visit official website http://academy-ks.org/ or the official Facebook page of Kosovo International Summer Academy:https://www.facebook.com/KosovoInternationalSummerAcademy/

Call for Papers — Columbia University Journal of Politics & Society

Columbia University’s Journal of Politics and Society is currently accepting undergraduate student papers for publication in our Spring 2019 Journal. The Journal has consistently published multiple papers by U-M students in the past few years.

Columbia University’s Journal of Politics and Society is an academic journal of the social sciences and history, distributed nationally among academics on EBSCO, Google Scholar, and the Library of Congress. In its 29th year of publication, the Journal features exclusively undergraduate work on political and social issues. They are seeking outstanding student research papers from seminars, upper-level electives, independent study and thesis programs (typically between 20 and 50 pages, although all submissions will be considered).

The deadline for student paper submissions is August 27th, 2018. To download a Call for Papers PDF, please visit: http://www.helvidius.org/submit/

If you care to learn more about the organization or to view past editions of the Journal, please visit www.helvidius.org.