Internship Opportunity at the Guggenheim Museum in Venice, Italy

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THE PROGRAM
The museum offers an internship program for Italian and international students who study art, art history or related disciplines who are interested in gaining first-hand experience of how a museum is run. The program is a learning experience for all who take part, immersing interns in the cultural life of the city of Venice, allowing them to gain practical experience of museum operations and familiarity with an important collection of modern art. Activities include managing the galleries during opening hours to the public, assisting visitors, staffing the ticket office, cloakroom and other visitor facilities, supporting the museum office staff in various departments and participation in the educational activities of the museum, including presentations to the public, guided tours and workshops with children. The program includes educational activities such as seminars, conferences, educational trips and guided tours for interns.

For more information, please see the attached pdf.
See also the page FAQ

Deadlines: Applications must be postmarked by: October 14, 2016 for January-April, 2017 applicants; December 2, 2016 for May-December, 2017 applicants

Application needs to be mailed to: Internship Program 701 Dorsoduro, 30123 Venezia, Italy

Conversational Italian is required.

For more information:
tel: +39.041.2405.444/401
e-mail: internship@guggenheim-venice.it

Volunteer Opportunity for UM Students with Give Merit – FATE

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Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity that engages youth in Detroit? If so, Give Merit’s mentorship program, FATE, is looking for a new group of University of Michigan students to become mentors.

A quick overview:

The FATE program is a 4-year, cohort-based mentorship and enrichment program for Detroit youth. FATE’s mission is to provide sufficient resources and opportunities for undeserved youth to embrace education and become world-class citizens. Its goal is to motivate each student to graduate high school and attend college through exposure to college campuses and highly interactive and engaging workshops with partners such as Google, Zingerman’s, and Plante Moran.

The first cohort of students graduated this past June, and this September, the program will start its 5th year! FATE will select a new cohort of 25 9th grade students who will participate in weekly, after-school workshop sessions. As a result, FATE is looking for new mentors to volunteer during this upcoming academic year. Learn more by watching the videos below!

Video Links:

  1. FATE Alumni

  2. Reflections from FATE Mentors

  3. About the FATE Program

If you are interested in becoming a mentor or have questions, please contact Rachel Mazzaro at rmazzaro@umich.edu

Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP) Now Accepting Applications

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Now accepting applications for the U.S. Department of State Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP)!

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

Please note the cutoff number for each position; These vacancy announcements will be open from 08/16/2016 to 08/22/2016 or when 100 applications have been received. The vacancy will close on whichever day the first of these conditions are 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.

Vacancy Announcement Number Series/Grade Title Appt. Type Cutoff Link
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HRSC/PATH-2016-0013 GS-0199-03/04 Student Trainee (Foreign Affairs) IEP 100 View at USA
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HRSC/PATH-2016-0014 GS-0199-09/09 Student Trainee (Foreign Affairs) IEP 100 View at USA
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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. Veteran’s preference applies. So consider a Pathways internship with the U.S. Department of State, witnessing and participating in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy, working closely with the U.S. diplomats and Civil Service professionals who carry out America’s foreign policy initiatives.

Should you have any questions, please contact HRSC@state.gov.

Visit our forums if you have any questions, or to search for topics of interest. The forums can be found under Connect on the careers.state.gov website. You can also search our FAQs for more information.

Student Job Posting for Digial Modules on Community Engagement Project

Working Title:  Project Coordinator
Classification: Student Coordinator II
Temporary staffing, up to 12 months
Starting in July/August 2016
Ending in April 2017, with possibility of continuing into May/June
Hours: 8 to 12 hours per week
Salary: $12 to $15 per hour, depending on experience

Project Title: Using Digital Modules to Holistically Prepare Students for Sustainable Community Engagement

About the project:

Each year, thousands of University of Michigan graduate and undergraduate students take part in various community-oriented engaged learning experiences locally, nationally, and internationally. Without thoughtful and intentional preparation and debriefing, well-intentioned but poorly-prepared students are potentially harming populations and themselves, and they may be negatively impacting future opportunities for collaborations within and beyond those communities. Through the collaborative synergy of five campus units, we propose the development of a digital toolkit that identifies and personalizes instructional modules for students participating in global and community engagement. These modules will be carefully crafted to meet the rising demands of students engaging with communities independent of University partners. They will support the entire engagement lifecycle (pre, during and post experience) and give students the opportunity to share their work with others.

Role description:

Under the direction of the Project Manager and committee co-leaders, the Project Coordinator will play an important role in managing the logistics, coordination, and organization of the project. The role will begin in July/August 2016 and end in April 2017, with the possibility of continuing until June 2017. Exact start and end dates are negotiable.

Responsibilities include:

  • Schedule meetings for the committee, prepare meeting agendas and minutes, and facilitate communication amongst project stakeholders.

  • Assist in coordinating content development of instructional modules by engaging in research of existing best practices and scholarly knowledge, University standards and policy, and local and global expertise.

  • Participate in writing and editing modules, ensuring consistency of voice, tone, and style.

  • Assist the committee in determining the best platform and instructional design for the instructional modules (within University guidelines), utilizing scholarly research, user group interviews, focus group data, and best practices.

  • Coordinate focus group interviews and user interviews with stakeholders by setting meetings, taking notes, and organizing logistics.

  • Assist in the development of project needs assessments and project evaluation, amongst any other identified needs or tasks for project success.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Sound understanding of intercultural theories and practices.

  • Knowledge and/or experience with international and/or domestic community engagement.

  • Very organized, adept and experienced at managing large projects with competing priorities and various stakeholders.

  • Strong communication skills, specifically written (project memos, content development), facilitation (meetings), and oral (public presentation).

  • Ability to work in an ambiguous work environment.

  • Self-starter, able to manage projects and tasks autonomously.

  • Experience with qualitative data collection methods and/or user research methodology (specifically focus groups and interviews).

Preferred:

  • Knowledge of University digital innovation practices and guidelines.

  • Knowledge or familiarity with instructional design practices, with a focus on individualized or tailored messaging.

  • Technical skills and knowledge, specifically an understanding of cloud-based instructional tools (ideally WordPress and Learndash plug-in).

Application:

Please send resume and statement of interest (or cover letter) to MGlobalEngageGrant@umich.edu by July 22, 2016.

Fulbright Opportunities in France

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There are exciting Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant opportunities in Nord Pas de Calais region of France in Renewable Energy and related fields. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government, and it is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Applications for the 2016-2017 academic year are currently being accepted from all levels of faculty, including early career, and professionals.

The Nord Pas de Calais Regional Council Award gives academics, including those at the postdoctoral level, the opportunity to conduct research at Nord Pas de Calais universities or research centers for up to 12 months. The Nord Pas de Calais region welcomes candidates in the hard and social sciences, with priority areas in STEM, Environmental Sciences and impact studies on air, water, soil, and energetic transitions.

The Nord Pas de Calais Regional Award (Junior Research) provides postdocs and early-career researchers the opportunity conduct research for up to 12 months at a participating Nord Pas de Calais university or research center. The following are priority areas for the region: STEM multidisciplinary projects, environmental sciences, energetic transitions, eco-mobility and intelligent energy networks, rail and car transportation, materials studies, advanced technologies of information and communication, cognitive science, ethics, and industrial societies and economic systems.

Additional details about these awards can be found on the French Fulbright Commission’s regional programs page, found here. A full list of awards in France can be found in the Catalog of Awards.

Please note that applicants must be U.S. citizens, and the application deadline is August 1, 2016. Additional Eligibility Criteria, Application Guidelines, and Review Criteria are available on the website.

Virtual Student Foreign Service – Applications for the 2016-17 program are now open: July 2-22, 2016

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The Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) is the largest virtual internship program in the world! This year there are more than 900 vacancies with more than 30 federal agencies. VSFS offers unique mentoring and recruitment possibilities.

Applications for the 2016-17 VSFS program are open between July 2 and 22 on USAJOBS.gov. Students can intern with more than 30 federal agencies including NASA, the Smithsonian, the State Department, National Parks Service, and others. You can see the projects offered at http://vsfs.state.gov/!

To apply, students must log on to USAJOBS, create an account, build a resume, and upload a transcript. 

eInterns spend ten hours a week from September through May. Although this is unpaid, volunteer work, eInterns make connections that make a difference, gain valuable experience, and sometimes get course credit. All applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled in at least one university level course in the U.S. or abroad.

Learn more at the website, FacebookInstagramLinkedIn, and Twitter!

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Example project:

Democracy and Human Rights Digital Design Intern

http://vsfs.state.gov/projects/view/101

American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee in Michigan Seeking Interns

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The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee in Michigan (ADC-Michigan) is seeking interns for the coming academic year. Internships are available for undergraduate students, graduates, and law students. This internship provides substantive experiences in a civil rights environment where all interns will be exposed to a broad range of civil rights projects, legal advocacy, and the day-to-day operations of a non-profit organization. The internship program is the perfect medium for developing and nurturing talented students. The internship program prepares them for future roles in cultural competency, race relations, civil rights, and advocacy. ADC encourages passionate, creative and intelligent people of all majors and backgrounds to apply.

Although the internships are unpaid, ADC-Michigan is willing to provide academic credit or community service hours in a highly educational, energetic, and hands-on environment. You will receive direct mentoring from the Director of ADC-Michigan, who is a law professor and civil rights attorney. For more information on her click here. Arabic language proficiency is a plus, although not required.

The ADC is the largest national grassroots organization in the country dedicated to safeguarding the civil rights and liberties of Arab-Americans in the United States. ADC-Michigan is the most active regional office. The organization receives calls from a diverse group of clients who feel that they may have been subjected to patent or latent forms of national origin and racial discrimination by individuals or institutions. Please click here to visit the ADC Michigan website.

To apply for an internship e-mail a cover letter and resume to adcmich@adc.org.

ADC-Michigan: Your Empowerment, Your Voice, Your Community, Your ADC!

Location: 930 Mason Street Suite 101, Dearborn, MI 48124