Positions open with IDinsight

IDinsight is an international development consulting organization that helps policymakers make socially impactful decisions using rigorous evidence. They tailor a wide range of analytical and quantitative tools to help their clients design better policy. Founded by graduates of the Harvard Business and Kennedy Schools, they work across sectors – governance, health, education, energy, agriculture, sanitation – and with a range of clients, including the World Bank, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the United Nations.

They are hiring for the roles of Associate (0-4 years of experience) and Manager (4-10 years of experience) across their offices in India, the Philippines, Kenya, Senegal, South Africa, and Zambia. More information, including spotlights of current and past Associates and Managers, can be found online at idinsight.org/careers.

Please apply via their website, at idinsight.org/careers. Associate applications are due on October 23rd, 2017. Any questions should be directed to careers@IDinsight.org.


IIE Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants Available

IIE is excited to announce that IIE Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants are now available to Generation Study Abroad Commitment Partners’ students. 

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IIE Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants are made possible by the generous support of private donors. Lead funding to launch the program has been provided by Santander Bank. The student online application is now open for those participating in spring 2018 or summer 2018 study abroad programs study abroad programs, with a submission deadline of October 17, 2017. Please send questions to studyabroad@iie.org

Apply Here

NSF Funding Opportunity for Undergraduate Research

The Society for Political Methodology has secured funds from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support undergraduate empirical research in any and all fields which connects to political questions.  Initial winners for the 2018 year will be selected on or before December 31, 2017.  The application process is simple. Materials should be sent as soon as possible, as winners will be selected on a rolling basis so that they may take advantage of resources we offer at their earliest opportunity.

NSF supports students from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds.  All interested students are encouraged to apply, but applications from students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields, the social sciences and humanities are especially welcomed.  We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities and other under-represented groups.

Interested students should contact Professor Brian M Pollins at pollins.1@osu.edu as soon as possible.  Necessary application materials include:

1) A 1-2 page letter of support from your main project advisor giving a short description of the project and stating her/his willingness to guide you to project completion no later than June, 2018.

2) A short description of the project from you (2-5 pages) in which we can see the contribution to empirical political science.

3) Your undergraduate transcript (an unofficial, electronic transcript is sufficient.)

Students selected as 2018 Fellows will receive (approx.) $3,000 in research support which includes travel to the Annual Meetings of the Society for Political Methodology where they will present their findings in a joint Poster Session and receive constructive feedback.  Mentorship from Society member(s) to Fellows may also be available if requested.

Do not hesitate to contact Prof. Brian M Pollins,  with any further questions.

Japan Exchange and Teaching Program

Interested in teaching and working in Japan after graduation?

Come find out about the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program, a Japanese government program aimed at promoting grassroots international exchange.  JET offers two types of positions: Assistant Language Teachers (ALT) who help teach English in primary and secondary schools, and Coordinator of International Relations (CIR) who help coordinate international programs in city and town halls throughout JapanJapanese language proficiency is NOT required for most positions.

The JET Program Coordinator from the Consulate General of Japan in Detroit will present an overview of the program and discuss the application process for positions that start in the summer of 2018.  

The application deadline is November 9, so for those of you who have already started your application, this is a great opportunity to get any questions answered before submitting!

Date: Friday, October 6, 2017
Time: Noon1:30 PM
Location: Weiser Hall 455, 500 Church Street
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Impact Recruiter Visit to U of M, October 11-13

Impact is a great opportunity for people who want to organize to make a difference on the most important environmental and public interest issues happening in the country today like stopping climate change, clean air and water and stopping the overuse of antibiotics.

Impact Organizer Callie Rouse will be on campus from Oct 11-13.  She will be interviewing candidates for August 2018 class on Oct 13. To interview with her, you can apply online here and she will contact you to set up an interview.

If you can see yourself next year organizing to make a difference in health and the environment, apply to join the Impact team. With Impact, you make a difference now. The work you do builds the power we need to win more victories and you gain the experience that PIRG, Environment America and other groups look for when hiring new advocates and campaign directors.


Critical Languages Scholarship with Department of State

What?  The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for US citizens offered by the Department of State. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.  CLS is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity. CLS plays an important role in preparing students for the 21st century’s globalized workforce and increasing national competitiveness.

Who is it for?  First-years, sophomores, and juniors interested in studying the following languages:

Azerbaijani, Bangla, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu: Beginning, advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels; no prior experience required

Arabic and Persian: Advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels; minimum one year of experience required.

Chinese, Japanese, and Russian: Intermediate and advanced levels; minimum two years of experience.

Deadline?  November 15th

More Information? https://lsa.umich.edu/onsf/scholarships/international-scholarships/critical-language-scholarships.html

Environmental Fellowship and Digital Organizing Jobs Early Application Deadline

For students interested in environmental advocacy – the Environment America Fellowship is a perfect opportunity for graduating seniors who are interested in gaining hands-on experience by lobbying and campaigning, and who are motivated to make a difference for the environment.

Environment America is also hiring Digital Campaigners to engage supporters through social media, web programs, and emails. This is a chance to work with one of the campaign teams to run a powerful digital campaign to help solve global warming, expand solar energy or protect clean water.

The early application deadline for these positions is October 8, 2017 at 9pm ET.

Environment America’s team of staff, citizen members, and activists across the country are working together to put the environment first. And we’re looking forward to adding more smart, purpose-driven, results-oriented people to our team.

Learn more about these opportunities and our work on Environment America‘s website.