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.

  • 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
  • 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
American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation 
1101 17th Street NW, Suite 603
Washington, DC 20036
T: +1 (202) 783-1907

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.

INTERNSHIP Programme at UNFPA Headquarters

Contract Type: Internship
Closing date: 31 December 2017 – 5:00pm (New York time)
Duty station: New York, USA
Job ID: 7503

Objectives of the Programme

The UNFPA Internship Programme offers a small group of outstanding students the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to UNFPA operations. It is designed to complement development-oriented studies with practical experience in various aspects of UNFPA work.

Applicants should have expressed interest in the field of development; ability to adapt to new environments and work with individuals from different cultural backgrounds. Interns work under the supervision of a staff member at UNFPA. The background of the interns is matched with the needs of the organization.

Qualifying for an Internship

Candidates for the internship programme are selected on a competitive basis. The profiles of the interns are matched with the needs of the organization. The following qualifications are required for consideration:

• Students should be enrolled in an advanced degree programme or have recently graduated;
• Students must have written and spoken proficiency in English; fluency in French, Spanish or Arabic is an asset.

Financial Aspects

Interns do not receive a salary or any other form of remuneration from UNFPA. The costs associated with an intern’s participation in the programme must be assumed either by the nominating institution, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students, or by the students themselves, who will have to meet living expenses as well as make their own arrangements for accommodation, travel and other requirements. In addition, applicants must have medical insurance for the duration of the internship. Proof of insurance will need to be submitted before the internship begins.

To view the complete job description and apply to this position, click Apply Now.

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

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

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 4 to August 10, 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.

Vacancy USAJOBS Links Location Cutoff
(Student Trainee)
Dallas, TX 75
(Student Trainee)
New Orleans, LA 75

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. Veteran’s preference applies.

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.

Invitation to Brown University Strait Talk Symposium 2017

Do you want to learn more about the Taiwan Strait Issue? Are you interested in meeting people from China, Taiwan and the United States? Are you an open-minded individual who is prepared to engage in an intellectually stimulating dialogue with people from all sides of the issue? If you answered “yes” to all three questions, then you are ready to apply to 2017 Brown University Strait Talk Symposium, held at Brown University from Thursday, October 19, 2017 to Thursday, October 26, 2017!

Strait Talk is a nonpartisan, youth-run organization that exists to foster peaceful progress on the Taiwan Strait issue through educating, connecting, and empowering young leaders from both sides of the Taiwan Strait and the United States. Currently in its twelfth year, Brown University Strait Talk has brought together more than 250 Chinese, Taiwanese, and Americans to learn about and take action on the cross-Strait issue. The symposium has inspired many delegates to go on to initiate programs and activities that promote a peaceful cross-Strait future in their hometowns and around the world.

The week-long symposium will bring together 15 delegates from Taiwan, the US and China to engage in over 35 hours of constructive dialogue sessions as well as conflict resolution workshops to come up with feasible proposals for a sustainable cross-Strait future. Prominent speakers and professors from different US universities and think tanks will also meet and speak with the delegates and discuss cross-Strait issues in various panels throughout the week. At the end of the week, delegates will have the chance to discuss and present their proposals.

We hope to recruit interested students or young professionals (ages 18-32) to apply as part of the American, Chinese and Taiwanese delegations to the symposium. Application forms and additional information can be found on our website: straittalkbrown.com. Should you have any questions, please feel free to email us at stboard.brown@gmail.com. The application deadline is August 20, 2017 at 11:59 EST.