Study Abroad: Spring University Prague 2018, Understanding Europe in an Age of Uncertainty

The academic programme “Spring University Prague 2018: Understanding Europe in an Age of Uncertainty”, is taking place at Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic) during April 2018 (April 8 – 19). This study programme is internationally acknowledged and successful participants will be given 8 ECTS credits. For detailed information please see their homepage www.spring-university.fsv.cuni.cz or Facebook page Spring and Summer Universities Prague.

The Institute of International Studies (Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University) has been organizing similar spring and summer programmes every year since 2009. More than 450 students from 56 different countries have already participated in these courses.

university prague info sheet

 

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Fellowship in the Environment with Environment America

BECOME AN ENVIRONMENT AMERICA FELLOW 
We need to build a greener, healthier world with clean air, clean water and clean energy. We approach this challenge one step at a time, putting the environment first at every step along the way.

Imagine yourself organizing a town hall meeting on solar power. Or building a community coalition to keep local waters clean. Imagine building the organizational power—the funds, the membership, the activist base and more— that it takes to keep all of this critical work going for the long haul.

That’s what you’ll do with Environment America. EA works to mobilize the support it takes to build more solar and wind power and reduce global warming pollution, and hold polluters accountable when they violate our environmental laws. It also works diligently to keep our beaches, rivers and streams clean, protect our wildlife and wild places,

This work has never been more urgent or challenging. The mantra of “economic growth at any cost” is degrading the quality of our environment and wasting the natural resource base that make our lives possible. At the same time, the opportunity to pivot to a greener, healthier way of living is at hand. Rising to this challenge is the mission and the cause. If you see it as your mission too, this is the place for you.

WHAT YOU’LL DO 
Powerful coalitions: Reach out to small business owners, farmers, public health officials, union leaders and others to demonstrate support for our policy goals.
Earn traditional media and social media attention: Organize news conferences and write opinion pieces. Build a following on Facebook and Twitter for your campaigns.
Lobby elected officials: Coordinate strategy with a champion in Congress. Make a convincing case to a legislator who is undecided on a particular vote. Work the “inside game” to complement our outside field operation, where most of our power is derived.
Research and write reports: Catalogue and analyze sources of carbon pollution in the United States. Detail the success of the Clean Water Act in our reports. Help us to influence public debate and earn media attention for our cause.
Run a grassroots campaign office: Hire and manage a staff of 20 canvassers. Raise money, build our organization and membership, and help win one of our key campaigns.
Identify and cultivate donors: Reach out to foundations and major donors and ask them to fund our work to fight global warming, promote clean energy, and protect our most spectacular natural areas.

PAY & BENEFITS 
The target annual compensation for this position is $26,500 in the first year. Environment America offers a competitive benefits package. Training program and opportunities for advancement are available. Positions available starting immediately or in August 2018 in Boston, DC, Denver, and Sacramento.

We also offer state-based fellowships in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, and Washington State.

TO LEARN MORE AND APPLYjobs.EnvironmentAmerica.org
Early application deadline is January 31st

Taiwan United States Alliance Ambassador Scholarship Program

The 2018 TUSA Ambassador Scholarship Program June 11 – August 7

Applications Due: February 15  for Early Admission and March 31 for final consideration

The Taiwan-United States Sister Relations Alliance (TUSA) Summer Scholarship Program is an Ambassador program that launched in 2005. The annual program provides students from the United States a unique opportunity to improve Chinese language proficiency, appreciate global issues, and increase intercultural connections between the United States and Taiwan. TUSA Global Ambassadors are expected to act as goodwill advocates for both the United States and Taiwan wherever opportunities present themselves.

Requirements

  • Ideal applicants are American citizens with a high motivation to learn and good moral character
  • Full-time student at a U.S. college of university
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from college professors
  • All levels of Chinese (Mandarin) proficiency are acceptable; there is no requirement of prior language experience

Intensive Chinese Language Classes:

  • Student will be divided into several levels depending on Chinese language proficiency test
  • Daily small group lecture and drilling class
  • One-on-one personalized instruction class
  • Conversation or Global Issues Discussion Class
  • Classes taught in Hanyu Pinyin Romanization and traditional character

Cultural Courses and Activities: Hands-on experiences in traditional tea culture, Chinese cuisine, and Chinese medicine

Cultural and Language Exchange: One-on-one language exchange with volunteer students of National Cheng Kung University, who will serve as liaison to learn Taiwanese culture and society

To apply,  submit your own online application no later than February 15, 2018 for an early admission decision and by March 31, 2018 for final consideration

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 http://www.ostaustria.org/images/vacancies/Call_for_Applications_FrontOfficeManager_OSTA.pdf

 

Summer Internship with UM Global Health Design Initiative

The UM Global Health Design Initiative (GHDI) application for Design for Global Health Internship is open! The Design for Global Health Internship is a full-time, 4-month paid summer internship. Interns apply design ethnography techniques to define global health challenges and conceptualize, prototype, and evaluate design solutions. Interns divide their time between the Laboratory for Global Health Technology (LIGHT) at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI and at a resource constrained clinical or community setting in Michigan, Ethiopia, Ghana, or Kenya.

This internship is open to University of Michigan students from all departments who currently have sophomore, junior, senior, or Master’s level standing or recent graduates who received their Bachelor’s degree within the last 3 years. 

Apply now on MCompass at this linkThe deadline to apply is February 1, 2018. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

An information session will be held on Wednesday, January 24th @ 6pm in the Shapiro Design Lab (1st floor UGLi).

Please feel free to contact globalhealthdesign@umich.edu with any questions

Combining Two Cultures Conference at the University of Waterloo

The University of Waterloo is looking to invite undergraduate students to the Combining Two Cultures conference. The conference comes from the idea of combining the two cultures that are the arts and sciences, but since our first conference eight years ago, this conference has grown into much more. C2C is the only conference of its type, aimed at an international community of undergraduate students whose programs transcend traditional subjects. It focuses on bridging the gaps between disciplines and using that to solve real-world problems. It aims to help its delegates transcend disciplines and go beyond the confines of the classroom into the real world. This year’s theme is
Knowledge Sharing, and will focus on how knowledge is shared between fields within academia, as well as between academia and the business world, government, and the public.

This conference will be held at the University of Waterloo, a hub of ideas, where people are encouraged to go beyond those ideas however they choose. This year, we are also proud to announce the launch of Spectrum, a new undergraduate interdisciplinary journal, which delegates will be invited to publish in after the conference.

C2C 2018: Knowledge Sharing will be held from January 27-28, 2018 at the University
of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario. It will consist of speakers, panels, working groups that are places to learn, talk, and develop solutions to problems related to knowledge sharing and include other activities like networking sessions, skill sessions, evening activities and more.

This year, the conference is launching a new undergraduate journal, which students are invited to publish in after the conference. There will be working groups on interdisciplinary topics and problems, which attendees are also encouraged to contribute to foster a productive relationship between interdisciplinary programs in Canada and the United States.

Prospective attendees can also check out our Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/612693008901303/. Registration is live at http://c2c2018.ticketfi.com. If anyone would like to get in contact with us, they can do so through the contact information on our website, combiningtwocultures.org, or by emailing combiningtwocultures@gmail.com.

Call for Papers: Columbia University’s Journal of Politics and Society

Columbia University’s Journal of Politics and Society is currently accepting student papers for publication in our Fall 2018 Journal. 

JPS is an academic journal of the social sciences and history, distributed nationally among academics on EBSCO, Google Scholar, and the Library of Congress. In its 29th year of publication, the Journal features exclusively undergraduate work on political and social issues. It is seeking outstanding student research papers from seminars, upper-level electives, independent study and thesis programs (typically between 20 and 50 pages, although all submissions will be considered). 

The deadline for student paper submissions is January 7, 2018. To download a Call for Papers PDF, please visit: http://www.helvidius.org/cfp

To learn more about our organization or to view past editions of the journal, please visit www.helvidius.org.