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

Study in Prague at Charles University

Two-Year English Language Master‘s Degree Programmes (Prague Area Studies) BALKAN, EURASIAN AND CENTRAL EUROPEAN STUDIES (BECES) CENTRAL EUROPEAN COMPARATIVE STUDIES (CECS) MASTER IN AREA STUDIES (MAS) EUROPEAN POLITICS AND SOCIETY (EPS) INTERNATIONAL MASTERS IN ECONOMY, STATE AND SOCIETY (IMESS)

Prague Area Studies: Master’s Degree Programmes in English

Charles University in Prague would like to present its four Masters programmes in English. These programmes are especially geared to undergraduate students interested in interdisciplinary graduate studies encompassing area studies, contemporary history, international relations and other related academic fields.

More detailed information and important links can be found below and in the attachment. For the newest information, please visit the Facebook page.

Opportunity for Students Interested in Graduate School – Institute for Recruitment of Teachers

The Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT) addresses the lack of diversity in the nation’s teaching faculties by recruiting outstanding students of color and other scholars committed to diversity, counseling them through the graduate school application process, and advocating for sufficient funding for advanced study. Since 1990, the IRT has built a national consortium of colleges and universities that are eager to enroll IRT students to diversify their graduate student bodies and to expand the pipeline of educators to teach, counsel, and administrate in American schools, colleges, and universities.

From early September through mid-November, all IRT participants receive the following support throughout the graduate school application process at no charge, which include:

  1. Individualized support and extensive counseling as fellows choose graduate programs and apply to a renowned consortium of graduate schools across the country
  2. Application fee waivers for up to 12 consortium schools
  3. Assistance in fine-tuning statements of purpose, resumes, and writing samples

Additionally, the IRT sponsors a Summer Workshop, a paid internship on the Phillips Academy campus, located just outside of Boston, MA. Participants engage in a graduate-level curriculum of critical, cultural, and educational theory during an intense four-week program; students and faculty work together nine hours each day, seven days a week.

The IRT does astoundingly good work in working with the highest-achieving scholars to support their graduate school applications. IRT counsels students with backgrounds in arts, humanities, and social sciences. More information can be found on our website at http://irt.andover.edu .

There will be an Information Session for prospective applicants at on November 1st at 5:30pm in the Tribute Room of the School of Education. Please RSVP.

Contact: Marie Angeles (marieang@umich.edu)