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The Enough Project at the Center for American Progress is looking for our next class of interns to become part of our energetic team for the Spring 2012 semester. This is a great opportunity to get on-hands experience with a progressive think tank and an organization of passionate people working to help bring an end to atrocities in Sudan, South Sudan, eastern Congo, and areas affected by the LRA. We energize diverse communities – students, religious groups, activists, business leaders, celebrities, diaspora networks, and civil society networks – to ensure that their voices are heard on some of the most pressing foreign policy and moral challenges facing the world today. Find out more about Enoughand our exciting work. We are reaching out to Georgetown's African Studies program in hopes of recruiting a top notch student to work as our Policy Intern. Our policy interns are given the chance to become deeply involved in the development of Enough Project policy and are encouraged to write extensively for our blog as well as for larger research projects if they wish. Working with the Policy Team is a great stepping stone for students hoping to pursue careers in African policy research, advocacy, and in Africa-related not-for-profits. Who We Are Looking For An energetic individual who is interested in these conflict areas, is quick to learn and eager to assist the Enough staff with a variety of tasks, from administrative duties to participation in strategy meetings and creating material that is critical to the campaign’s progress. Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in political science, public administration, international development, African studies or similar, and excellent English communication skills. Professional office experience or experience in international relations environments/NGOs is beneficial.

Previous Enough interns have:

  • Researched current publications on eastern Congo or the Blue Nile Crisis and written blog posts.
  • Provided assistance editing reports on conflict minerals and the November election in Congo.
  • Prepared advocacy materials and grassroots mobilization tool kits for events and/or attended events on behalf of Enough staff.
  • Expanded Enough’s network by contacting and building new relationships with individuals and NGO organizations.
  • Engaged with activists via social media, updating our website, and speaking with supporters on conference calls.
  • Assisted with everyday office needs: mailed packages, responded to emails, completed travel reimbursements, etc.

To apply for an internship with the Enough Project, visit the Center for American Progress’Internship page. When submitting your application, be sure to specify your interest in the Enough Project by including “Enough Project Policy Internship” in the subject line and cc’ing ops@enoughproject.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us me at alarocco@enoughproject.org.

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The Michael S. Ansari Africa Center of the Atlantic Council of the United States would like a talented summer intern to work on projects and programs focused on African--U.S. policy issues. The Ansari Africa Center seeks to provide a forum for African and Atlantic Council constituencies for action-oriented projects and strategic analysis and evaluation of Africa policy, particularly the relationship between prosperity and security. The Ansari Africa Center conducts research and writing for publication on a wide range of Africa and U.S. policy issues. The Center also organizes events such as public speeches by high-level policy makers, off-the-record discussions, private networking dinners and strategy sessions with senior African, European, and U.S. policy experts. The position is non-paid, but candidates gain valuable skills, experience, knowledge, and contacts in the Washington, DC international policy community. The duration of the internship is throughout the summer with the possibility of extension. Interns provide important research and logistical support to the Center. Interns work closely with the Director and Assistant Director. Interns are also encouraged to participate in and attend events hosted by other programs at the Atlantic Council.
Duties are not limited to, but will include:
Conduct research to support the activities of Center.
Handle logistical elements for program events.
Manage program contacts database.
Participate in daily Ansari Africa Center meetings and weekly Atlantic Council meetings.
Draft formal correspondence to government officials and invitations for events.
Take notes at Council roundtables and strategy sessions for program archives.
The Atlantic Council of the United States is an equal opportunity employer.
Qualifications
  • Must be at least a college junior in good standing, a recent graduate, or a graduate
  • student.
  • Must have excellent research, writing and people skills.
  • Must demonstrate proven interest in African issues. Candidates who are undergraduate
  • majors or graduate level students of African Affairs are preferred.
  • Must work well with others and interact professionally with senior officials.
  • Must be detail oriented and have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale), or equivalent from a non-U.S. institution.
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
  • Ability to read and write French is highly desired.
To be considered for this position, please email a resume, cover letter, and writing
sample to: internship@acus.org. In the cover letter, please explain how you
became interested in Africa and share with us what type of job you would like to
have five years from now.
In the subject line, please indicate which program you are applying to.

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Fellowships at the Smithsonian Institution provide students and scholars with opportunities to pursue independent research projects in association with members of the Smithsonian professional research staff.

Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program Persons interested in conducting research at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (see separate listing) should apply to that unit directly.

Graduate Student Fellowships

These fellowships allow students to conduct research for ten-week periods in association with Smithsonian research staff members. Applicants must be formally enrolled in a graduate program of study, must have completed at least one semester, and must not yet have been advanced to candidacy in a doctoral program.

Predoctoral Fellowships - These fellowships allow students to conduct research for periods of three to twelve months. Applicants must have completed coursework and preliminary examinations for the doctoral degree, and must be engaged in dissertation research. In addition, candidates must have the approval of their universities to conduct their doctoral research at the Smithsonian.

Postdoctoral and Senior Fellowships - Postdoctoral Fellowships of three to twelve months are available for scholars who have held the doctoral degree or equivalent for fewer than seven years as of the application deadline. Senior Fellowships of three to twelve months are available for scholars who have held the doctoral degree or equivalent for more than seven years as of the application deadline. Applications for senior fellowships may be made up to eighteen months in advance. Stipends for senior fellowships are the same as for the postdoctoral program, but the Smithsonian's stipend may be matched by other sources of funding such as a sabbatical salary.

Stipends:

Senior and Postdoctoral - $45,000 per year Earth and Planetary Sciences Senior and Postdoctoral - $50,000 per year Predoctoral - $30,000 per year Graduate Students - $6,500

Apply:

January 15th (postmark) for awards to begin on or after June 1st

For more information see the previous section 'Information for Applying to the Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program'

http://www.si.edu/ofg/ofgapp.htm

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What: GESI participants implement a community development project while working in small interdisciplinary teams abroad. All students receive academic training in theories and tools of community development, as well as team dynamics and leadership.

Who: Any undergraduate or recent graduate seeking hands-on development field experience paired with comprehensive academic preparation and reflection.

Where: Bolivia, Nicaragua, India, South Africa, or Uganda.

When: June 15 - August 20, 2012.

Why: So many reasons!

•  Meaningful cultural immersion through homestays and work at community-based organizations

•  Northwestern course credits

•  On-the-ground professional experience in public health, education, environment, economic development, social entrepreneurship, and more

•  Lifelong friendships with passionate students from around the country

How: Complete our three-step application process online.

For more information and application please visit the website: gesi.northwestern.edu

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In partnership with international corporations such as Intel, GlaxoSmithKline and Nestle, the Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance is providing summer grants to young African students and recent graduates with entrepreneurial initiatives in Africa. Thanks to the Tony Blair Foundation, HEA Associates also have access to internship opportunities in the office of the Presidents of Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Liberia, as well as a growing number of international and African companies.

If interested please enter your name and email address at healliance.org/nomination, or simply forward them this email.

Final selection will be made from a competitive pool of over 600 applicants, so your nomination will be an essential component of our decision-making process. Selected applicants will be invited to attend our 5th annual symposium at Yale, Harvard and Bretton Woods, taking place March 30-April 2, 2012.

To learn more about our Alliance, please visit our website and our recent CNN and University World News article.

CNN Article: http://edition.cnn.com/2010/BUSINESS/10/27/african.expats.return/index.html

University World News: http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20110415201235524

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Princeton in Africa seeks to develop young leaders committed to Africa’s advancement. To accomplish this, we offer opportunities for service through fellowships with a variety of organizations that work across the African continent.

Fellowships are 12 months long. Depending on the organizations where they are placed, Fellows will begin work between June and September 2012 and will complete their fellowships between June and September 2013.

Apply: Complete online application at by November 21, 2011

Applicants, please visit this site before submitting application: http://www.princeton.edu/piaf/index_files/applicants.htm

https://fs8.formsite.com/princetoninafrica/application/form_login.html

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Applications are invited for Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships for graduate and undergraduate studies for the academic year 2012-13. Contingent upon funding by the U.S. Department of Education, the prestigious FLAS Fellowships are awarded to students demonstrating superb academic achievement and a commitment to the study of African languages and area studies. Applicants should be aware that FLAS is awarded competitively and that their statement of purpose should reflect that competition.

Academic year awardees are expected to maintain high academic performance and take full course load (15-18 credits/quarter for graduate and at least 15 credits/quarter for undergraduate) including full-time African language study (3-5 credits/quarter) for each quarter that they receive the award. African language offerings are: Akan, Arabic, Gikuyu, Somali, Sudanese Arabic, Swahili, Tigrinya, Wolof and Zulu. Applicants are encouraged to take African studies related courses and to be involved in Africa related programs.

Applicants due February 1, 2012

http://www.african.ohio.edu/African%20Languages/flas.html

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Boren Scholarships for undergraduate students

Boren Scholarships provide funding for undergraduates to participate in study abroad programs outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Applicants are encouraged to work with their study abroad offices and NSEP campus representatives to select an appropriate program.

Boren Fellowships for Graduate Students

Boren Fellowships are intended to provide or add to the international component of U.S. graduate students’ education. Boren Fellowships provide support for overseas study, domestic study, or a combination of both. Boren Fellowship applicants design their own programs, and most successful applications include a significant overseas component. Domestic study is limited language or area studies that enhance a degree program.

NSEP Service

NSAP award recipients represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the deferral national security arena. All NSEP award recipients make a commitment to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.

For more information please visit website: www.iie.org/nsep

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The IIPP Fellowship Program provides students from underrepresented minority groups with intentionally-designed education and training experiences critical to entry and advancement in international affairs careers. IIPP is a comprehensive program of summer policy institutes, study abroad, intensive language training, internships, graduate study and student services, including, mentoring and career development. Additionally, the program provides students with the education and training needed to successfully enter, advance within, and lead international affairs.

Please complete all sections of the online application by March 15th :

http://www.uncfsp.org/cms/default.aspx?page=program.view&areaid=2&contentid=407

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WorldTeach partners with governments and other organizations in developing countries to provide volunteer teachers to meet local needs and promote responsible global citizenship. WorldTeach is a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded by a group of Harvard students in 1986 in response to the need for educational assistance in developing countries. It also addressed a growing interest among people in the U.S. and elsewhere to serve, teach and learn as volunteers overseas. Since its inception, WorldTeach has placed thousands of volunteer educators in communities throughout Asia, Latin America, Africa, Eastern Europe and the Pacific.

For more information and positions available please visit:

http://www.worldteach.org/site/c.buLRIbNOIbJ2G/b.6150593/k.BF64/Jobs.htm

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