The Idealist Virtual Grad Fair

The Idealist Virtual Grad Fair is an online event where you can learn about admissions requirements and application deadlines for grad schools in fields including in social work, public policy, nonprofit management, international affairs, public interest law, social entrepreneurship, and more.

Once you register and log in (it’s free!), you will have three ways to learn about each school’s graduate programs and engage with the admissions representatives:

  • Visit a school’s virtual booth to see a list of programs, read their descriptions, and view any other materials they share
  • Participate in the public discussion board by asking a question or sharing your experience
  • Get in line to chat privately with an admissions representative for TBD minutes

The platform is in the Cloud, so there are no plugins, downloads, or clunky software requirements. All you need to participate is a computer, tablet, or smartphone with a good internet connection. We recommend that you have the latest versions of Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, or Chrome.

Signing Up
Signing up is easy! Register here.

Don’t forget to upload a photo and a 1-page resume.

Your information will only be shared with schools you’ve expressed an interest in. They will have the ability to download your resume and follow up with you after the fair. Your contact information will not be shared with schools you did not chat with or express interest in.

Here are some steps you can take to prepare for the virtual grad fair:

  • A day or two before the fair, log in and visit participating schools’ virtual booths to learn about their programs. Create a list of schools that interest you and visit their websites for more information. Researching participating schools and familiarizing yourself with their programs beforehand will help you make the most of your time at the fair.
  • Come up with questions and type them in a digital notepad or word document before the fair. Have these at the ready so that you can simply cut-and-paste your questions during the fair (instead of spending your precious minutes typing). Remember, you only have TBD minutes to privately chat with a representative!
  • To follow up with participating recruiters and representatives, please ask them for their contact information during your chat. Don’t forget to ask them if it would be appropriate to get in touch after the event.

What are some good questions to ask recruiters?
Here are some examples of common and and relevant questions to ask:

  • What steps can I take to ensure my application is as competitive as possible?
  • If I am interested in applying, are there any next steps I need to be aware of before I apply?
  • By what date does the school usually notify applicants of a decision?
  • What type of internships/experiential opportunities are offered by your program and who are some of your business/nonprofit placement partners?
  • What is the total cost of tuition?
  • Are interviews part of the application process, and if so, are they usually conducted in-person or done virtually?
  • Can you connect me to some alumni who have attended your program so I can hear about their experience?
  • What career services are available for enrolled students?
  • What is the school’s job placement rate after graduation?
  • What is the average GRE/GMAT/LSAT score of current graduate students?

Are there questions I should NOT ask?
Don’t ask questions about information you can most likely find online. Remember, you only have TBD minutes with a school recruiter. Here are some examples of questions NOT to ask:

  • How are you today? School representatives know that you have limited time and understand the need to skip pleasantries in this particular situation.
  • What degrees does your school offer? To save time, schools have provided this information in their virtual booth.

Following up with schools
After you chat with a school during the event, you will be redirected to a rating screen where you can rate the school, and jot down any notes you have from the chat. We recommend you review your ratings and notes after the fair. All ratings and notes will be stored on your dashboard which you can access anytime during or after the event. For schools you continue to be interested in, increase your chances of being a memorable candidate by following up via email or phone within 48 hours of the fair’s conclusion.

For tech related questions about the virtual platform, please contact Brazen here For all other questions regarding the grad fair, please contact Idealist


Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program

Fostering a community of transatlantic leaders

The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program is a distinguished transatlantic initiative that offers fifteen accomplished Americans the opportunity to complete a comprehensive professional development program in Germany.  The Bosch Fellowship is comprised of three main components: customized work placements, professional seminars, and German language training.

Bosch Fellows work as consultants in their field of expertise at leading public or private institutions in Germany.  In addition, Bosch Fellows participate in professional seminars, where they travel to meet and exchange ideas with key figures across Germany and Europe. Prior to their work placements and seminars, Bosch Fellows participate in up to 5 months of language training with both private tutors in the United States and group classes in Germany.

Fellows are from the fields of business administration, cultural management (ex. museum, theater, orchestra), journalism, law, non-profit, public policy, and urban planning.

The program is fully funded by the Robert Bosch Stiftung, one of the largest foundations in Germany, with the goal of fostering a community of American leaders who have firsthand experience in the political, economic and cultural environment of Germany and the European Union.

Cultural Vistas acts as the U.S. representative of the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program and has administered the program since its inception in 1984.

Program Benefits

  • One or two high-level work phases at leading institutions in Germany
  • Traveling seminar series covering issues of German, European and transatlantic concern
  • Up to five months of German language training
  • Monthly stipend of EUR 3.000 (tax-free in Germany) starting in September; monthly summer stipend of EUR 1.000 + free accommodations during July and August
  • Accommodation and travel to Washington, D.C. for the orientation program
  • Financial support for accompanying spouse & children
  • Flights to and from Germany
  • Membership in the Robert Bosch Foundation Alumni Association (RBFAA)

Candidates for the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program must meet the following requirements:

  • U.S. citizen
  • 40 years of age or younger at the application deadline
  • Minimum five years of relevant, full-time work experience in target fellowship field (excluding internships)
  • Graduate degree preferred
  • Evidence of outstanding professional performance
  • Sincere commitment to furthering the transatlantic relationship

Application Deadline
November 1

For more information, please contact

ADC Michigan Internships

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) Michigan Regional Office is seeking interns! Gain valuable experience and work to safeguard the civil rights and liberties of Arab-Americans through empowerment, education, and legal advocacy!

The ADC is the largest national grassroots organization in the country dedicated to safeguarding the civil rights and liberties of Arab-Americans in the US. ADC Michigan is the most active regional office. Our 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. It is our mission to assist those in resolving their problems, and to ensure that such behavior is properly addressed by that entity to prevent future occurrence.

Internship Details:

• Participate in Cyber Civil Rights Initiative

• Cultivate law school skills

• Be immersed in advocacy, organizing, and empowerment

• The internships is unpaid, but can academic credit & community service hours

Location: 930 Mason Street Suite 101 Dearborn, MI 48124

Submit resume and any questions to or visit our website at

2016 Wheatley International Affairs Conference (WIAC) on Religion and International Affairs

What is WIAC?

Hosted by the Wheatley Institution at Brigham Young University, the annual Wheatley international Affairs Conference (WIAC) draws 100 students from across the United States, offering opportunities to learn from and interact with experts in international affairs in a context that facilitates networking, first-rate instruction, energetic exchanges of ideas, and collaborative work on policy issues. This year, WIAC will address a variety of issues on Religion and International Affairs in the Middle East.

Each roundtable offers student delegates the opportunity, in a series of roundtable discussions, to analyze and develop policy recommendations for the United States within the topic of their selected roundtable. When registering, delegates select one roundtable that they will participate in. Roundtables are conducted by qualified academic and professional leaders. These discussions will culminate with an end-of-conference group presentation where delegates will present their policy recommendations.

Who attends?

WIAC is attended by undergraduate students from across the nation. Typically these students are studying various social science topics and are interested in the foreign affairs of the United States. Interested and qualified students should be sponsored by their institution and work with their institution to register for WIAC.

Where can I register?

Priority registration opens October 1, 2015 and will continue until December 31, 2015. Late registration runs from January 1, 2016 to January 31, 2016 at midnight.

Interested in attending?

For more information, check out the WIAC website.

Christian Science Monitor Internship

Newspaper/Website Internships

The Christian Science Monitor is a 24/7 news website with a global readership. The Monitor also publishes a weekly news magazine, which includes both material unique to the print product and stories that also appear on the Monitor’s website. The Monitor offers a highly selective internship program.

Interns have an opportunity for hands-on experience in a range of departments – the US and world news desks and various features areas. Activities may include writing short items for the paper or website, doing research, and assisting the photo and graphics departments. It may also include some everyday office-management tasks. At the discretion of the editors, interns can assist with editing and contacting correspondents and contributors, as well as reporting their own stories. Generally, the minimum time requirement for paid internships is 35 hours a week. Academic internships are more flexible and can be considered on a part-time basis.

  • Applications for our summer internships are due January 15.
  • For fall internships, July 15.
  • For the winter/spring semester, Oct. 15.
  • To apply, please contact the Internship Coordinator, and send a resumé, cover letter, and clips to (hard copy only):

Internship Coordinator
The Christian Science Monitor
210 Massachusetts Avenue – P02-30
Boston, MA 02115

Luce Scholars Fellowship

Luce Scholars Program

Description: The Luce Scholars Program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional internships in Asia for 18 young Americans each year. Dating from 1974, the program’s purpose is to increase awareness of Asia among future leaders in American society. Luce Scholars have backgrounds in virtually every field (other than Asian studies) including medicine, the arts, business, law, science, environmental studies, and journalism. Placements can be made in the following countries or regions: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.  The annual selection of the Luce Scholars is an unusually rigorous process and a nationwide competition. Each candidate must first be nominated by their home university. For additional program information, visit the Henry Luce Foundation website.

Eligibility Criteria: The University of Michigan must nominate students for this award (applications submitted by students directly to the Luce Foundation will not be considered). Students who already have significant experience in Asia or Asian studies are NOT eligible for nomination to the Luce Scholars Program. Candidates must be American citizens who have received at least a bachelor’s degree and are no more than 29 years old on July 1, 2016. Nominees should have a record of high achievement, outstanding leadership ability, and a clearly defined career interest with evidence of potential for professional accomplishment.

Deadline:  October 15, 2015. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Candidates are advised to begin preparing their applications well in advance of the October deadline. Gathering some of the documents requested may take some time. Most particularly, applicants should give careful thought to the preparation of their essay in which they set out, in their own words, their interests and aspirations, and their detailed reasons for wishing to intern in Asia. This statement is especially helpful to review committees in their attempt to gain an understanding of an applicant’s strengths, and will be used to determine the Luce Scholar-elect’s suitability for placement in an internship.

Application Submission:  University of Michigan students and alumni interested in applying to the Luce Scholars Program must submit a hard copy of the application materials to Kelly Peckens at the U-M International Institute.  Application Materials:

    1. Luce Scholars Program Application
    2. Four Letters of Recommendation
    3. Transcripts (undergraduate and graduate, if applicable)
    4. Two Passport-size Photos

Review Process: An International Institute committee will review applications, and will invite the most promising applicants for an interview in October. All applicants will be informed of the results of the University of Michigan review by the end of October.

Contact: Kelly Peckens (734.764.9135, schedule an appointment)