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

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree European Politics and Society

In September 2017, Institute of International Studies at Charles University in Prague will start a new Joint Master Programme – European Politics and Society: Vaclav Havel Joint Master Programme (EPS) open for EU and non-EU students interested in history, political science and international relations.

The EPS programme got the Erasmus Mundus funding. There are 18 Full Scholarships for selected students plus monthly living allowances already for the academic year 2017/18!

You can find more details at the web page of the programme: http://eps.fsv.cuni.cz/

The application process for the academic year 2017/2018 is still open – the special deadline has been extended to 31st July 2017.

Transatlantic Fellowship and Study Trip for Young Professionals and Students

 

Atlantic Expedition – Modernizing Transatlantic Relations is an Atlantische Initiative fellowship and exchange program. By assembling a diverse team of leaders of tomorrow, the fellowship aims to reform and reinvigorate the transatlantic partnership, ensuring that it better reflects the evolving priorities of modern society.

Fellows have the opportunity to publish their policy ideas, meet with decision-makers and opinion leaders, network and collaborate with their peers, and travel together to the United States and Germany.

Participants in this program don’t have to be experts in German-American relations! We consider fresh perspectives and new ideas as crucial to reversing the trend of declining enthusiasm for the partnership. Transatlantic matters affect everyone, and ought therefore to be discussed by everyone.

The fellowship is open to US and German citizens between 20 and 35 years of age. Applicants need only submit a short article (max 1000 words), a one-page CV and a very brief statement of motivation.The deadline is June 18, 2017. Please find more information in our Call for Applications.

30 fellows will be selected to network, debate and collaborate with their peers and political decision-makers, opinion-leaders and stakeholders from a variety of business sectors and interest groups in Chicago and Houston in October 2017. The fellows will co-author an Atlantic Action Plan, drawing upon their diverse range of skills, interests and experiences. The 15 best fellows will be invited to present the Action Plan during a five-day basecamp in Berlin in spring 2018.

European Politics and Society: Vaclav Havel Joint Master Programme

In September 2017, Institute of International Studies at Charles University in Prague will start a new Joint Master Programme – European Politics and Society: Vaclav Havel Joint Master Programme (EPS) open for EU and non-EU students interested in history, political science and international relations.

The European Politics and Society (EPS) is a multidisciplinary two-year Joint Master Degree Programme linking the fields of European politics, contemporary history and culture, economy, international relations and policymaking. The first semester of the EPS Programme is based on Master level introductory courses (in Prague), the second semester focuses on EU related courses (Krakow, Leiden). In the third and fourth semesters, the programme offers four different study tracks reflecting the diverse expertise of the Consortium members (Prague, Krakow, Barcelona, and Leiden). Each track combines various elective courses, research methods training, an internship and language tuition with an advanced research dissertation supervised by key staff from each Partner University.

The EPS Programme gives its students the possibility to acquire high-profile pluridisciplinary knowledge and skills. The first goal of the EPS Programme is to prepare a new generation of managers, policymakers and research leaders. The excellence of the programme is based on a central focus on the societal, political, economic and cultural processes that have formed contemporary Europe and its role in the international environment, the programme also fosters exchange among diverse European and non-European cultures, and offers a unique learning experience to both EU and non-EU students. The EPS Programme thus contributes to build a real trans-European community of students, experts and academia that deal with current European challenges.

You can find more details in a leaflet annexed or at the web page of the programme: http://eps.fsv.cuni.cz/

Deadline for applications is 31 May 2017.

Labour Party Campaign Fellowship in New Zealand

The Labour Party Campaign Fellowship is a unique opportunity to witness how democracy functions first hand. The fellowship is based in Auckland which is New Zealand’s largest and most diverse city. All fellows will report to the organising staff. Daily tasks include: leading phonebanks, coordinating volunteer schedules, leading trainings, organising doorknocking groups, attending local Auckland political events, and assisting the organisers with daily office functions. This is a great opportunity to assist the organisers in leading a team of local activists and to learn about the on-the-ground political climate in New Zealand.

Qualifications:

– Proficiency in Microsoft Office

– Ability to commit to 30-40 hours a week

– Willingness to learn about campaign ground-game and to eventually lead

phonebanks, doorknocks, and volunteer recruitment efforts.

– Experience volunteering on a campaign is a plus

This position is unpaid, but college credit is possible.

To apply, please send your resume and a brief cover letter to caitlin.johnson@labour.org.nz