Peace & Security Fellowship in DC for Recent Grads

The Scoville Peace Fellowship is a highly competitive national fellowship program that provides recent college and graduate school alumni with the funding and opportunity to work with one of more than two dozen participating institutions in Washington, DC, including leading think tanks and advocacy groups focusing on international security and diplomacy issues.

Application Deadlines
Spring 2018 Fellowship: October 2, 2017
Fall 2018 Fellowship: January 5, 2018

See the video profiling six of our alumni discussing how the Scoville Fellowship helped launch their careers in international peace and security at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CuQ08o-1po

Check out our updated Map of Universities Attended by Scoville Fellows http://scoville.org/map-universities-attended-scoville-fellows/ to see if and how many Scoville Fellows your school has produced.

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Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP): Accounting (Student Trainee)

The U.S. Department of State Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP) is accepting applications in our Washington, D.C. location.

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 August 25 to August 31, 2017 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.

Vacancy USAJOBS Links Cutoff
Accounting
(Student Trainee)
GS-0599-05:HRSC/PATH-2017-0134
GS-0599-07:HRSC/PATH-2017-0138
GS-0599-09:HRSC/PATH-2017-0143
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.

U.S. citizenship is required for all positions. If you have any questions or would like to search for topics of interest, please contact HRSC@state.gov or visit the forums or FAQs at careers.state.gov.

Refugees to College (R2C)

Education is our great equalizer, and we have the moral obligation to broaden higher educational opportunities to all people.

Personal growth occurs through introspection. The university experience is a time of great personal growth for many people that shape his or her world view for much of the rest of his or her life. For that reason, exposure to different backgrounds, experiences, and viewpoints would allow for a more informed, introspective, creative, and intellectually developed campus. Refugees to College (R2C) was founded at the University of Michigan to develop college campuses in Michigan and throughout the United States, emphasizing that learning is a two-way street.  We advocate and work for a place that supports refugees, since only one percent of refugees internationally attend college.  Attending college gives them an opportunity to learn, develop new skills, improves their job prospects, and boosts self-esteem. This also offers an opportunity to students who have never been exposed to the experiences of these refugees to learn and grow as global citizens. In the classroom, both sides would learn from one another, if given the chance for refugees and immigrants to be supported at our universities.

Join us in making a difference in the lives of refugees around the world.

 Refugees to College (R2C) began with an idea in the late summer of 2016 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Many research papers, emails, and meetings later, R2C became a project-oriented team of students and professionals united in accomplishing a goal crucial to our community: to improve the access of higher education, educational, and professional opportunities for refugees in Michigan and throughout the United States through mentoring, opportunity search, networking, and advocacy. We work alongside refugee resettlement and advocacy organizations as well as with individuals and families of refugees.  From there, we develop a unique action plan for each refugee and his or her family, with the intent of supporting and developing his or her path to college and/or an internship.  In addition to our relief work, we advocate for greater awareness of the issues and hardships refugees face as they resettle and the need for professional assistance both in Michigan and elsewhere, with special attention to increasing diversity on college campuses across America.

Want to volunteer? Email refugeestocollege@umich.edu.

Spend One Year in Germany: The German Chancellor Fellowship

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s German Chancellor Fellowship Program is for university graduates from the United States, the Russian Federation, the People’s Republic of China, the Federal Republic of Brazil and the Republic of India with an interest in international issues and demonstrated leadership potential.

The program is targeted at accomplished young professionals who are likely to become decision-makers, thought leaders, and influential voices in their respective fields. Fellows will be recruited from a broad range of areas such as politics and public policylawmediabusiness, the non-governmental and non-profit sector, and the arts. The program provides fellows the opportunity to spend one year in Germany, where they will network with other prospective leaders from abroad and explore new solutions to the global issues of our times. This prestigious program builds on Germany’s established and growing reputation as a favored destination for problem-focused international dialogue and a meeting place for tomorrow’s international leaders.

Eligibility:
  • Bachelor’s or comparable academic degree, completed less than twelve years prior to the starting date of the fellowship (October 1 of the year following application)
  • Citizenship of the United States, the Russian Federation, the People’s Republic of China, the Federal Republic of Brazil, or the Republic of India
  • Candidates from all professions and disciplines are eligible to apply
  • Demonstrated leadership potential; applicants whose background is largely academic should also have gained some leadership experience beyond their own research activities
  • Either English or German language skills
Application:
  • A project plan (approx. 3 pages)
  • A detailed host’s statement, including a confirmation of support
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals qualified to comment on the candidate’s professional, personal, and/or academic background
  • Next application deadline: September 15 2017
  • Learn more and apply here
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to begin early, as finding a host can be time-intensive!

During their time in Germany, Federal Chancellor Fellows conduct independent projects at their host institutions. Through their experience in Germany, fellows will acquire greater knowledge of their fields, gain new international experience, and strengthen their intercultural competence – all essential qualities for future professional leaders.
It is considered a prestigious fellowship and the alumni of the program typically have gone on to very successful careers. View past fellows by subject on the American Friends website.

Additional program information, frequently asked questions, and a brochure on recent AvH German Chancellor Fellows can be found on the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s website.

Questions? Contact the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation or the American Friends office.

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Jean-Paul-Str. 12
53173 Bonn, GERMANY
T: (+49) 0228-833-0
F: (+49) 0228-833-199
E: info@avh.de
www.humboldt-foundation.de
American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation 
1101 17th Street NW, Suite 603
Washington, DC 20036
T: +1 (202) 783-1907
info@americanfriends-of-avh.org
www.americanfriends-of-avh.org

Job Opportunity for Japanese speakers – Sekisui Products LLC

My name is Yubin, and I am the alumna of the University of Michigan. Our company is one of the subsidiaries of Sekisui Chemical Co., LTD, which is a publicly traded company in Japan with annual sales of approx. $10B.  Due to strong business growth, we are currently looking to hire an enthusiastic sales personnel to join our office located in Troy Michigan.  We seek 3-5 years of related experience in the automotive industry, but we also welcome new graduates with strong communication skills and great potential who can work effectively in a multicultural environment. 

Attached please find job description for your reference and below is the contact information:

Takashi (Ted) Ito: Email: itou051@sekisui.com; Office number: 248-307-0000 x 222

Yubin Szczerba: Email: yubins@sekisuiproducts.com; Office number: 248-307-0000 x 226

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Career Opportunities

ICPSR is excited to announce new career opportunities for social science data professionals and we would like your assistance in generating an applicant pool. All vacancies are currently posted on the Careers website ( http://umjobs.org/) and below are the direct links.