European Parliament Washington – Internship

Graduating Seniors:

The European Parliament Liaison Office (EPLO) is pleased to announce the launch of its Summer round of internships designed for US citizens who have completed their bachelor degree which will take place Monday May 2ndFriday July 29th, 2016 in its Washington D.C. Office with an extension in Brussels and Strasbourg.

Please note that the deadline to submit applications is March 1st, 2016 at midnight (Eastern time). Two letters of recommendation directly sent by a faculty member are also required.

The candidate should also indicate which of the portfolio assignments they seek:

  • Research
  • International relations and trade/TTIP
  • Economics and finance
  • Migration, counter-terrorism/data privacy
  • Energy/environment/health

Environment America Job Opportunities

Environment America runs campaigns to tackle global warming, stop fracking and protect the places we love. And we’re hiring.

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Spring application deadline – March 1
Apply at jobs.environmentamerica.org

Right now, we’re hiring entry-level staff looking to kick start their career in environmental action and advocacy through our fellowship program and for people to help run our digital campaigns.

We take pride in being strategic and disciplined—and in hiring a team with the grit it takes to get things done.

That’s how we approach each of our campaigns, whether we’re defending President Obama’s Clean Power Plan against coal industry attacks or convincing more communities and companies to go solar.

BE AN ENVIRONMENT AMERICA FELLOW
Imagine yourself organizing a town hall meeting on solar power. Or imagine releasing a hard-hitting research report on power plant pollution. Or picture yourself building a community coalition around clean water or fracking. Imagine building the organizational power—the funds, the membership, the activist base and so on—that it takes to keep all of this critical work going for the long haul.

All of this is what you do as an Environment America fellow. Because this is how we build the support it takes to reduce global warming pollution, create more solar and wind power, spare our parks and forests from fracking, keep our beaches, rivers and streams clean, and protect our wildlife and wild places. Is it easy? No, we’re up against some wily opponents who are incredibly well-funded. Is it rewarding? Absolutely. And given global warming, fracking and all of the tough problems we’re facing right now, can you imagine doing anything more urgent and meaningful?

BE A DIGITAL CAMPAIGNER
Work with one of our campaign teams to run a powerful digital campaign to help solve global warming, expand solar energy or protect clean water.

You’ll write emails and campaign actions that you’ll send to hundreds of thousands of supporters; design and curate content for social media, and engage with our national community; coordinate with our field team of five to nine campaign organizers, and back them up with emails, web pages and digital strategy; develop partnerships and creative online tactics to build our audience and raise money; analyze the results of your work, and report on successes and failures; and keep your projects on track, hold people accountable to their deliverables, and communicate regularly with your team.

TO LEARN MORE AND APPLY
jobs.environmentamerica.org

Environment America is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.

Applications Due 3/1 for Summer 2016 Freeman Awards for Study in Asia

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For those looking to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia, please be advised that applications for Summer 2016 scholarships from the Freeman Awards for Study in Asia program are due March 1st, 2016.

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to announce the relaunch of the Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA), made possible by generous support from the Freeman Foundation. Created to assist U.S. students with demonstrated financial need and limited prior experience in East and Southeast Asia, Freeman-ASIA will fund approximately 400 students over the next two academic years, with awards ranging from $3,000 per student for summer study and $5,000 per semester, to a maximum of $7,000 for a full year abroad. Students may apply online starting February 1st for awards to study abroad beginning in summer 2016.

The Freeman Foundation’s generous support for the relaunch of Freeman-ASIA builds on prior grants to IIE that funded more than 4,500 American undergraduates in Asia from 2001 to 2014. The newly available awards will advance IIE’s Generation Study Abroad, a five-year initiative aiming to double the number of U.S. students abroad by the end of the decade by mobilizing resources and commitments across the higher education, philanthropy and corporate sectors.

The Freeman-ASIA relaunch is the latest of several steps IIE has taken to increase the number and diversity of Americans studying abroad and their study destinations. Studying in Asia before graduating can give students a competitive advantage in their professional careers, especially when collaborating with international peers. More than half of Freeman-ASIA alumni report being employed in a position related to Asian affairs or requiring knowledge of an Asian language. As more employers seek new hires with meaningful and substantive experience in Asia, it is critical that more Americans learn about and engage with Asian economies, political systems and cultures.

More information:

Prospective students should visit the Freeman-ASIA website (http://www.iie.org/Freeman-ASIA) for eligibility requirements, full application instructions and a list of deadlines. The online application opens on February 1, 2016. Student application deadline: Summer 2016 programs – March 1, 2016; Fall Academic Year 2016 programs – April 1, 2016.

Read the press release:

http://www.iie.org/Who-We-Are/News-and-Events/Press-Center/Press-Releases/2016/2016-01-05-IIE-Relaunches-Freeman-Asia

Visit the website:

http://www.iie.org/Freeman-ASIA

Contact:
Steven Dale
Program Officer
U.S. Student Programs
Institute of International Education (IIE)
809 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017
P: +1.212.984.5346
F: +1.212.984.5325
freeman-asia@iie.org
http://www.iie.org/Programs/Freeman-ASIA
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City Internships Updates!

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City Internships runs immersive career training programs for college students and recent graduates. They’re designed to expand participants’ horizons and get them job-ready. For each program, on top of hard and soft skill building at weekly career seminars, workshops and networking events, participants undertake an internship placement at one of our partner companies. Students and graduates develop real-world skills, build their professional network and fast-track their career.

Students can apply here: http://city-internships.com/apply/

What’s included?

  • An eight week placement with a leading company
  • Career seminars, skills workshops & networking events
  • Social events & weekend excursions
  • Local mentorship & 24/7 support
  • Optional accommodation package.

Industry choices

Placements are available in the following industries; Banking and Financial Services, Art, Fashion and Design, Marketing, Advertising and PR, Consulting and Professional Services, Entertainment, Media and Journalism, Law and Politics and lastly, Technology and Engineering.

Student Ambassador Initiative – deadline approaches

Designed to give students and graduates the opportunity to earn a full scholarship for the Global Internship Program, amongst other incentives, the City Internships Student Ambassador Initiative will close to new applicants on Tuesday 29th February.

Interested students can learn more and apply here: http://city-internships.com/about/student-ambassadors/

Informational webinar – Tuesday 9th February

The popular webinar series is open to new registrants. The next webinar takes place on Tuesday 9th February at 10.30am (PST) / 1.30pm (EST)/ 6.30pm (GMT).

Joining the webinar is free and is a great way to learn about what graduate employers are looking for and more about the 2016 Global Internship Program.

Both faculty and students are invited to attend. Register via https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/2059380152872794626

Four scholarships available for competition winners

City Internships is offering four full scholarships to the Global Internship Program in either London, New York or Los Angeles for summer 2016. The competitions are split across the following themes:

  • Demystifying the stock market: Learn how to invest with a model portfolio
  • Show us your school spirit: Produce a video showcasing campus life
  • Unleash your inner entrepreneur: Craft a winning business idea
  • Build your online portfolio: Develop merchandise & digital designs

Each of the four competitions offers a different way for students to develop and showcase their skills in the fields of Banking & Financial Markets; Marketing, Advertising & PR; Business & Entrepreneurship; Art & Design.

A full description of each of the competitions, including directions on how to participate, can be found here: http://city-internships.com/news-and-press/2016-scholarships-competitions-announcement/

Program update: launch of the Sydney program

The Global Internship Program in Sydney is launching this summer. The program will be limited to 50 places. Students interested in spending their summer in Sydney this year may add themselves to the waiting list by emailing sydney@city-internships.com.

Applications for the 2016 spring program in London, Los Angeles and New York are now closed. Given the high number of applications we have received thus far, the application process for the 2016 summer program will close earlier than scheduled.

Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Interested students are advised to apply ASAP to secure a spot. Students and recent graduates are advised to apply via www.city-internships.com/apply/

GWU U.S. Foreign Policy Summer Program Now Accepting Applications!

The U.S. Foreign Policy Summer Program is now accepting applications: 

U.S. Foreign Policy in a Global Era: Washington, D.C. and the World

Advanced Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, and Professionals Invited to Apply

Session One: May 16-27 
Session Two: July 11-23 

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PROGRAM BROCHURE

Held in the heart of Washington DC, these dynamic two-week seminars are ideal for students and professionals from around the world who wish to learn more about how U.S. foreign policy is formulated, the history that informs it, the political culture that sustains it, the ideas and interests that drive it, and the people and institutions responsible for its implementation. Students will interact with leading scholars, officials, and other professionals to gain an understanding of the many influences and perspectives that are brought to bear on U.S. foreign policy. The U.S. Foreign Policy in a Global Era seminars will be especially attractive to those interested in political science, international relations, American studies, area studies, public policy or public administration, journalism, and business.

For the past eleven years, the Elliott School has offered these summer seminars to teach participants about the complex factors that shape Washington’s interaction with the world. Students attend on-site and off-site lectures with our faculty and other prominent guest speakers from institutions around the city. The lead professor, Nancy J. Walker, is a senior civil servant with an extensive career in Washington DC focusing on African Affairs. She is a true “insider’s insider” in the foreign policy community, and the students are the direct beneficiaries of her connections.

The Elliott School offers two, two-week sessions, both open to graduate students, professionals, and select advanced undergraduate students. Participants earn 3 George Washington University academic credits for successful completion of the seminar; and depending upon their academic programs, students may apply these credits toward their degree requirements at their home institutions. Students may also choose to audit the course.

The Program offers affordable housing on GW’s campus, just steps from the White House, the National Mall, and the World Bank. Each seminar is capped at 25 people; and in past years approximately half of the participants were from outside the United States.

More information is available on the web site and in the digital brochure. Students can also join the program Facebook page here. If you have any questions or would like hard copy materials, please feel free to contact the program coordinator Katherine Safon at usfpsp@gwu.edu or at (202) 994-7678.