Rustic Pathways Program Leader Position

Rustic Pathways is hiring for their Program Leader (2018) position.  The application will be open until February 12th.
Program Leaders will work directly with students, community partners, activity operators, and Rustic Pathways staff to lead their summer programs for high school students. Employment is from June through August in one of our 16 destination countries. Program Leaders should expect to work long days in some of the most welcoming communities on the planet. Logistics lovers, experiential educators, community service enthusiasts, and globally conscious travelers are encouraged to apply. The full job description and application can be found here.
Rustic Pathways is the leader in providing superior quality international community service, education, and adventure programs for high school students. Rustic Pathways is committed to creating a world where all people are connected by a shared humanity and all decisions are made with a global perspective. Rustic Pathways invests in each staff member and fosters their development not only as an employee, manager, or team member, but also as a human being. They are committed to giving staff members the skill sets they need to succeed in work and in life.

Publishing Institute Information Session


Ralph Zerbonia, a 2000 graduate of both the University of Michigan and the Publishing Institute at the University of Denver, will be on campus on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 in 3222 Angell Hall at 4:00 PM to present an information session for the Publishing Institute. Ralph will discuss with you the kinds of opportunities the publishing industry affords and the training the Publishing Institute offers.

The Publishing Institute is an intensive, four-week summer program that provides a broad overview of all aspects of the publishing industry in lectures and hands-on workshops in editing and marketing. The faculty members are all professionals working in the publishing industry, and they cover topics from the role of the editor to marketing, from international publishing and markets to the work of the literary agent, from textbook to digital publishing.

Last year in 2017, three U of M students were accepted into this summer program.

DPI Info Session Flyer 2018

Political Science Scholarships for Central European University

The Application Deadline is February 1, 2018

The Department of Political Science at CEU invites you to apply for its one- and two-year MA program, as well as of a PhD program, taught in English, in a highly international environment. The one-year MA and the PhD program are accredited in the U.S., the two-year MA has double, U.S. and Hungarian accreditation.

The department offers a wide range of financial assistance for prospective students. About 90% of the students at the Political Science Department are granted some kind of financial aid, ranging from tuition waivers to full stipends. All PhD students are fully funded. The 7:1 student/faculty ratio ensures the opportunity for professional development for each and every student and they aim to foster critical thinking and analytical skills through debates, workshops, seminars, and conferences.

Future Applicants will find the information they need on their website.

CEU info

The Office of Science and Technology Austria is Hiring for D.C. office

Application Due by January 20, 2018

The Office of Science and Technology at the Embassy of Austria in Washington D.C. is seeking a qualified, outgoing person to join its team as a full-time Front Office Manager with IT experience.

Required qualifications:
• Detail-orientation with strong organizational and time-management skills;
• Ability to conduct, manage and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously;
• Excellent verbal and written skills in English;
• Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a
motivated team;
• Demonstrates computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications;
• Effective analytical and problem-solving skills and execution of independent judgment;
• Strong work ethics and ability to self-motivate and show initiative;
• Confidence in handling Bookkeeping/Accounting;
• Polite and helpful, good team player.

Preferred qualifications:
• Proficiency in German;
• Knowledge of Teamwork and Database Management;
• Knowledge of CMS (Joomla) preferred, Quicken Accounting Software.


For more Information Visit


Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

The Herbert Scoville Jr. 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.

Participating Organizations 
Alliance for Peacebuilding
Arms Control Association
Brookings Institution
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation
Center for Nonproliferation Studies
Center for Public Integrity
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Friends Committee on National Legislation Education Fund
Green Cross International
Institute for Energy and Environmental Research
Institute for Science and International Security
National Security Archive
Nuclear Threat Initiative
Partnership for Global Security
Partnership for a Secure America
Peace Action Education Fund
Physicians for Social Responsibility
ReThink Media
Stimson Center
Truman Center for National Policy
Union of Concerned Scientists
Win Without War
Women’s Action for New Directions

Candidates must have an excellent academic record and a strong interest in issues of peace and security. The program is open to all U.S. citizens, and non-U.S. citizens living in the U.S. eligible for employment. Benefits include a $3,100 monthly salary, health insurance, alumni and board mentoring, travel to Washington, DC to begin the fellowship, and a small stipend to attend meetings or take a course.

Application Deadlines
Fall 2018 Fellowship: January 5, 2018
Spring 2019 Fellowship: October 1, 2018

For further information, program description and application requirements, contact:
(202) 446-1565 ■ ■ ■ @ScovillePF ■


Open Society Foundation Human Rights Community Youth Fellowship

Human Rights Community Youth Fellowship

Application Deadline:  January 10, 2018

The Youth Exchange, in partnership with the Human Rights Initiative, seeks applicants for its Community Youth Fellowships. The Community Youth Fellowships will offer up to three awards for applicants based in the Czech Republic. Selected fellows will receive a stipend for full-time, 18-month projects (prorated for part-time or 12-month projects).

The Community Youth Fellowships will support dynamic youth activists aged 18 to 30 who want to implement a project of their own design in the Czech Republic that acknowledges the intersection between the Roma and disability communities, and the multiple layers and forms of discrimination faced by this community. The projects we seek to support may focus on any area of human rights relevant to young Roma with disabilities

Through these fellowships, the Open Society Foundations aim to provide young people at the early stage of their work with the support they need to develop great ideas that contribute to dismantle challenges in their communities and advance the values of an open society. Applicants may employ, either alone or in combination, a number of different strategies to achieve the goals and objectives of their project, including, but not limited to, participatory action research, advocacy campaigns, grassroots organizing, exploration of how to address existing violations, and best practice and positive models of behavior.

Learn more and apply online here

SEAS Workshop: Environmental Advocacy in Action, Hope, fear and reality in 2018

Join the School for Sustainability and Environment for an evening for a special event Environmental Advocacy in Action: Hope, fear and reality in 2018

Who: Students who want to make in an impact in a democratic society

What: U of M alumna Charlotte Jameson, Government Affairs Director at the Michigan League of Conservation Voters, will explore advocacy in the current political climate through two current environmental battles. Her presentation will be followed by a pizza dinner and a lobby skills training workshop, where you’ll have an opportunity to practice the skills needed to make an impact in Michigan and beyond.

WhenThursday, November 16, 3:30-5 (presentation), 5-5:30 (pizza), 5:30-7:30 lobby skills training (come to one or both!)

Where: 2024 Dana Building

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