The Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace: Investing in the Study of Critical Languages are meant to address today's critical need for increased language proficiency in the United States. The Kathryn Davis Fellowships cover the full cost of summer language study from beginner to graduate levels in Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Portuguese, and Russian at the Middlebury College Language Schools. The Davis Fellowships are merit-based and intended for exceptionally qualified individuals with demonstrated interest in one or more of the following areas: international, global, or area studies; international politics and economics; peace and security studies; and/or conflict resolution. Individuals in other fields are encouraged to apply if their field of expertise requires them to study one of the critical languages listed above.
Eligibility: Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors
The Social Innovation Fellowship provides 15-20 students with up to $4,000 to grow a social venture over the summer, supported by a year of intensive skills training, complementary coursework, and a community of social entrepreneurs on campus offering mentorship and critique. The SI Fellowship is the overarching program for both C.V. Starr Social Entrepreneurship Fellows and Leslie Altman Social Entrepreneurship Fellows. In addition, there are two seats in the program available to RISD students and two seats available for graduate students from the Taubman Center for Public Policy’s Masters in Public Affairs program.
Blakemore language grants are awarded to individuals pursuing academic, business, or other professional careers who would benefit from improved fluency in an East or Southeast Asian language. The fellowships fund a year of advanced language study at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Yokohama, the Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing, the International Chinese Language Program at National Taiwan University in Taipei, and similar programs in other countries of East and Southeast Asia.
Fellowship: Scoville Peace Fellowship
To apply: See application details; apply by email
Deadline: January 6
The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship invites recent college and graduate school alumni to apply for six to nine month fellowships in Washington, DC, focusing on arms control, peace, and international security issues. Scoville Fellows work with one of more than two dozen participating public-interest organizations. They may undertake a variety of activities, including research, writing, public eduction and advocacy on a range of security issues, including nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, non-proliferation, missile defense, weapons trade, environmental and energy security, and peacekeeping, that support the goals of their host organization, and may attend coalition meetings, policy briefings and Congressional hearings. 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 $2,900 monthly salary, health insurance, board and alumni mentoring, travel to Washington, DC to begin the fellowship, and a small stipend to attend meetings or take a course.
Scholarship: Kosciuzko Foundation Scholarships for Language Study in Poland
Eligibility: U.S. Citizens; rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors
To apply: See application details
Deadline: January 10
This scholarship supports semester and yearlong Polish language studies during academic year October - June at the Center of Polish Language and Culture in the World at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow. Funding is provided jointly by the Polish Ministry of Education and the Kosciuszko Foundation. The Scholarship includes acceptance to the program, a tuition waiver and a Ministry stipend in the amount of 1,350 zloty per month for housing and living expenses. Additional funding of $900 per semester is awarded by the Kosciuszko Foundation.
Intensive and demanding, the Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of university students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today. Each program is highly interdisciplinary and features daily lectures and discussions with renowned academics, journalists, politicians and activists, as well as site visits to government agencies, non-profit and community organizations, museums, and memorials. The objective of the Humanity in Action Fellowship is to facilitate a collective exploration of the social and political roots of discrimination, as well as to provide a forum where potential solutions to some of today's most challenging issues can be considered and discussed.
Projects for Peace is open to all undergraduates at the 90 institutions (including Brown) that are part of the Davis United World College Scholars Program. Students are invited to design grassroots projects that they implement during the summer. The 100 projects judged to be the most promising and feasible will be funded at $10,000 each. The program is made possible by Kathryn Wasserman Davis, an accomplished internationalist and philanthropist, who celebrated her 105th birthday in 2012.
The Arthur Liman Public Interest Summer Fellowship is sponsored by the Dean of the College Office in conjunction with Yale Law School. This fellowship makes it possible for students to accept an unpaid summer internship in the area of public interest law, broadly defined. Public interest law includes helping those who may lack resources to retain attorneys, engaging in advocacy work, or participating in shaping public policy. Undergraduate Fellows have worked in areas such as civil legal services for criminal defendants, children's rights, immigrants’ right, drug policy, and the death penalty. Internships can be with organizations that provide civil or criminal legal services to individuals, representation of particular groups, entities focused on problems of legal and public policy, or law-related media. Students must secure their own placements; however, there is some advising support available through the Liman program for students who do not already have a secured internship before the fellowship is awarded.
Deadline: January 13
The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Programs are a collaborative effort between the United States Department of State and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The Programs provide academic and professional preparation for outstanding candidates to enter the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service, representing America’s interests abroad. Pickering Fellows are undergraduate and graduate students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. Pickering Fellows receive mentoring, professional development, and financial support as they prepare to enter the Foreign Service. Upon successful completion of the Foreign Service examination, Pickering Fellows make a commitment to a minimum of five years of service in an appointment as Foreign Service Officer. Candidates must be able to obtain medical, security and suitability clearances in order to remain in the program.
Beinecke Scholarships are awarded to undergraduates in their junior year to support graduate study at a university in the United States or abroad. The program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to take fullest advantage of graduate opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of graduate study programs. This year, twenty-two Beinecke Scholarships will be awarded to college juniors who have demonstrated unusual ability in fields of study they intend to pursue at the graduate level in a masters or doctoral program.
The Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust was established in 1954 by the late Dr. Theodore von Karman, world renowned aeronautics expert and teacher and first director of the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology, in memory of his sister, Josephine, who died in 1951. The purpose of this fellowship program is to recognize and assist students whose scholastic achievements reflect professor von Karman's high standards. Approximately eight total fellowships, $22,000 for graduate students and $14,000 for undergraduate students, will be awarded for the regular academic year. Undergraduate applicants should have exceptional recommendations and grades plus a compelling record of original research or scholarship.
Scholarship: Boren Scholarship
Eligibility: U.S. Citizens
To apply: See application details
Deadline: February 2
Interested in studying abroad? Want money to do it? Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Boren Scholars study less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. Applicants must identify how their study abroad program, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined. NSEP recognizes that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness.
Every spring, up to twenty students at Brown are inducted into the Society of Royce Fellows, each receiving an award of up to $4,000 to pursue a research, curricular development, or public service project of his or her own design. The program seeks to enable undergraduates to explore their developing interests and passions and to extend the ideals of Brown’s open curriculum beyond the walls of the university. All rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors who will be on campus for at least one full academic year are eligible for the Royce Fellowship Program.
Karen T. Romer Undergraduate Teaching and Research Awards (UTRAs) support Brown students collaborating with Brown faculty on research and teaching projects during the summer or the academic year. Named for the dean who launched the program in the 1980s, UTRAs provide students with valuable academic experience that prepares them for graduate study and that contributes directly to course development at Brown.
The South Asian Studies Student Fellowship supports a graduate or undergraduate summer project related to any region of South Asia outside of India. The South Asian Studies Fellowships offers $4,000 and supports student research interests in Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Sri Lanka. Projects may include research, an internship, a language learning program or a combination thereof.
The fellowship helps fund a proposal designed by the applicant to conduct brief work in a foreign country related to the mandate of UNESCO – using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations. The fellowship is intended for American college/university students who express an interest in international collaboration but as of yet had not been afforded many opportunities to travel abroad. During his/her travel, the recipient should be willing to participate in public diplomacy events arranged with the pertinent U.S. State Department Consulate, Mission, and/or Embassy. Following the travel, the recipient agrees to submit a report describing experiences and analyzing objectives achieved; share his/her experiences with others; and be available to make a presentation to the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO.
Fellowship: The Cogut Center for the Humanities Undergraduate Fellowships
To apply: See application details
Deadline: March 1
The Cogut Center for the Humanities inaugurated academic-year-long Undergraduate Fellowships each year for Brown undergraduate students in the humanities. Rising junior and senior honors students are encouraged to apply. Undergraduate Fellows are expected to participate actively in the Cogut Center’s regularly scheduled Fellows' Seminars and other center events. Undergraduate Fellowships provide an enhanced context for advanced honors students, including the opportunity for presentation of work and the benefits of critique from an exciting group of Cogut Center Faculty Fellows, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows, Graduate Fellows and Distinguished Visiting Fellows.
Deadline: March 3
The Harvey A. Baker Fellowships are awarded annually to outstanding members of the graduating class to aid them in undertaking graduate or professional study at a university of their choice either in the U.S. or abroad. The income for these fellowships derives from a trust estate established by the late Marion North Brown Baker in memory of her husband, Harvey Baker, 1881-1951 (A.B. Brown, 1903; L.L.B., Harvard, 1906), a prominent Providence attorney. The deed of trust for the Baker provides that each student selected must have high scholastic standing; have participated in college activities; and have shown qualities of leadership. The fellowship awards $10,000 to support graduate and professional school study for Brown graduating seniors for one year.
Fellowship: Emery Fellowship
Eligibility: Graduating seniors
To apply: Apply via UFunds
Deadline: March 3
The Anne Crosby Emery Alumnae Fellowships are awarded each year to honor women in the graduating class and to aid them in undertaking graduate or professional study at a university of their choice either in the U.S. or abroad. The Fellowships were founded by the Alumnae Association of Brown University in 1914. The purpose of the Fellowships, maintained in honor of the second dean of the Women’s College in Brown University, is to stimulate the intellectual life of undergraduate students. The Emery Fellowship is awarded on the basis of scholarly ability and excellence of character. The fellowship awards $10,000 to support graduate and professional school study for Brown graduating seniors for one year.
The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program aims to increase the number of underrepresented minority students, and others with a demonstrated commitment to eradicating racial disparities, who will pursue PhDs in core fields in the arts and sciences. The Program works to increase the number of individuals from certain minority groups on university faculties. MMUF aims to achieve its mission by identifying and supporting students of great promise and helping them to become scholars of the highest distinction.
Funding: Brown LINK/SEW
To apply: Apply via UFunds
Deadline: First Round: March 10; Second Round: April 12
Each year, Brown awards financial assistance to students pursuing unpaid or low-paying summer internships. These awards allow students to explore career options and engage in experiential learning activities outside the classroom. Students must apply for or secure an internship that is unpaid or that pays less than $1,000 before applying for funds. The Brown LINK Award Program is funded by Brown alums and parents, and the Office of Financial Aid and administered by the Center for Careers and Life After Brown.
The Marla Ruzicka International Public Service Fellowship provides $4,000 to support the summer plans of one Brown undergraduate who displays the characteristics of compassion, determination, and selflessness in the pursuit of international human rights, post-conflict rehabilitation, or international public service in its most noble spirit, and whose summer plans reflect those traits.
The Jack Ringer Summer in Southeast Asia Fellowship is made possible through the generosity of Jack Ringer '52, who served in Burma after graduating from Brown. The award provides Brown students with up to $4,000 to support summer travel to Southeast Asia to conduct research or work in an internship.
Eligible applicants for summer 2016 research travel are concentrators in International Relations (IR) and Development Studies (DS) who need to travel to conduct fieldwork for an approved senior thesis. To apply, please send a one-page summary of the purpose of your trip and how it relates to your senior thesis research to: Anita_Nester@Brown.edu. On a separate page, your application should include a budget showing travel and other expenses. It should state precisely how long you will be traveling and other sources of support (including any you plan to apply for). We expect to award up to four travel grants, which will be funded by Watson (up to $2,000) administered through the IR and DS concentrations.
Research at Brown (RAB) grants support student-initiated research projects in the sciences, the humanities, and the fine arts. The Program supports student research and travel to present papers at conferences. Students may submit proposals for up to $500 of funding at any time. The RAB budget is divided into spring and fall allocations. When each semester’s allocations are spent, new applications cannot be considered until the next funding cycle. Students are therefore encouraged to submit proposals as early as possible.
The Program in Judaic Studies aims to promote and support the study of Jews and Judaism across Brown. To that end, the Department offers research grants for Brown undergraduate and graduate students working in related fields. Funds may be used in a wide variety of ways, including acquisition of research materials, traveling to research sites, etc. Preference will be given to those who have taken courses in or who plan to work with an adviser in the Program in Judaic Studies. Grant proposals can be for as little as $250 but should not exceed $1000. Application materials should be sent to Susan Rottenberg and should include a 1-2 page description of the project that explains how the student will use the funds. The application should also include the name of a faculty reference. The Program in Judaic Studies accepts applications at any point in the academic year for as long as funds are available.
Write: Critical Theory and Social Justice Journal of Undergraduate Research at Occidental College
To submit: See submission guidelines
Deadline: December 31
CTSJ is dedicated to providing a forum for undergraduate students to develop and share critical research and writing on the intersections of "race", "sexuality", and "nationality" as they relate to problems of social justice. The journal seeks to foster exchange of ideas across disciplines and deepen understandings of systems of injustice, and in this way advances the mission of Occidental College: to develop critical, thoughtful, and active participation in an increasingly pluralistic and conflict ridden global culture. CTSJ welcomes original research articles, essays, and reviews from students of all disciplines.
The Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography (JUE) seeks to distribute original student-produced work from a variety of disciplinary areas. Our goal is to bring readers, especially other undergraduates, insights into subcultures, rituals, and social institutions. We expect crossovers with anthropology, sociology, American studies, urban studies as well as programs in education and marketing. The JUE encourages current undergraduates or those who have graduated within the past twelve months to submit original ethnographic manuscripts for consideration. Manuscripts may include research on any subject.
Like politics? Like writing? Want to write about politics in a nonpartisan student publication? Submit a pitch to Brown Political Review! BPR’s magazine publishes all its content from the Brown community, choosing student work based on pitch submissions. A “pitch” is a 100-300 word idea for an article, editorial, Op-Art, or any other great idea students have. Students can send BPR as many pitches as they would like. Two common types of articles are exposé or argument. In the first couple sentences, the student should describe what he/she wants to write about and why, then use the rest of the space to flesh out those ideas. If the student is writing an argument, he/she should provide references. BPR strives to publish unique perspectives on today’s (and tomorrow’s) most important political issues. Examples of possible article topics: national debate topics (equal rights, education reform, gun violence, etc.); international affairs (revolutions, human rights, austerity programs, etc.); local politics (Rhode Island electoral politics, University policies, etc.).
The Dialectics: Journal of Leadership, Politics, and Society, a refereed, multidisciplinary online journal devoted to scholarship and discourse, is currently accepting high quality essays on issues of public importance. Papers should have a single thesis, be focused, identify significant societal and global issues, and offer creative solutions or specific recommendations for addressing the challenges. Students from institutions in the United States or abroad are cordially invited to submit their work for review.
World Outlook welcomes submissions from all current and recently-graduated undergraduate students, regardless of institutional affiliation. Content from most academic disciplines is accepted, provided that papers are relevant to the field of international relations. Please familiarize yourself with work typically published in World Outlook before submitting.
Al-Noor seeks to provide students a medium for publishing about the Middle East and Islam and promote a discourse about the diverse opinions, myriad cultures, histories, and perspectives that comprise the Middle East.
Critique provides a forum for graduate and undergraduate students of politics to express and exchange diverse ideas and to imagine new possibilities for democracy and justice. The electronic format of Critique provides an alternative venue that expands political debate by creating space for the emergence of new ideas. Such a medium broadens the horizon for undergraduate and graduate publications and serves to lift typically unheard voices in academia. The editors firmly believe that budding scholars introduce valuable ideas that must be heard in order to understand the changing nature of our global community. Thus we encourage articles about politics that take seriously the growing opportunities for social change and new possibilities for enacting policy nationally and internationally.
The journal combines undergraduate and faculty involvement to create a cooperative approach to the peer review process and is registered with the Library of Congress. Since we accept submissions from all disciplines of undergraduate study and from any accredited institution of higher education, JUR is a truly unique journal. Submissions may include original research, abstracts, editorials, reviews, or other creative works. Undergraduate associate editors, peer reviewers, and faculty reviewers will rigorously review each submission. Any research submission must include the Permission to Publish completed and signed by the student's faculty advisor(s) and other coauthors.
This journal's main objective is to present the best of undergraduate research from across the country. Discussions accepts research papers written by current undergraduate students from accredited colleges and universities around the globe. The research can be on any topic, not limited to science or engineering. A student may submit a paper from a class, as long as his/her work presents a new and innovative idea.
The International Youth Leadership Conference (IYLC) is a weeklong forum on world politics, international relations, law, media, business, and global economy. The theme of the conference is a "cross-cultural exchange of young ideas concerning the future of world leadership." The conference blends social interaction with cultural and educational components into one cohesive experience. In simulation activities, students have the opportunity to test their leadership skills, debate current issues, deliver speeches, draft resolutions, make executive decisions, and realize through experience the complexities of international relations. By participating in simulations that recreate a United Nations Security Council crisis meeting, an International Criminal Court hearing, and a model European Parliament session, students begin to understand international relations and relationships through practice as opposed to theory (as taught in their university curriculum).
Conference: United Nations Economic and Social Council - ECOSOC Youth Forum
When: January 30 - 31
Where: UN Headquarters, New York
The Youth Forum provides a platform for young people to engage in a dialogue with Member States and other actors on concrete commitments and actions to realize the Sustainable Development Goals at the national, regional, and global levels. Examples and projects where youth are already making a difference will be showcased. Avenues for young people to contribute to the intergovernmental review of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda will be identified, including ways that youth can partner with the UN system, civil society, and Governments to ensure implementation. The Forum will also identify possible youth technology tools to monitor and track implementation.
Conference: Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference
When: April 11-13
Where: United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Marlyand
To apply: The application will be released by the IR Program via UFunds in the next few weeks
Deadline: January 10
The Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference (NAFAC) offers a unique forum for the discussion of pressing political issues and the interaction of future military officers and civilian leaders within the historic halls of the United Stated Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Delegates are placed in a small-group roundtable. Led by a midshipman moderator and assisted by a subject expert advisor, each group focuses on how their specific sub-topic plays a part in the context of the larger theme. Part of the student’s involvement in the conference is the submission of a 1,000-1,500 word policy paper that will be presented to his or her roundtable in the opening session. Students wishing to compete for recognition as best conference paper should instead submit a more extensive 2,500 word paper for review by the NAFAC senior stat and Naval Academy Political Science Department faculty. This year's theme is "A New Era of Great Power Competition". Junior and senior IR c
The United Nations Summer Study (UNSS) program, offered by The New School’s Graduate Program in International Affairs, puts graduate and undergraduate students on the ground in the United Nations and in New York City. Unlike other UN study programs, UNSS takes you beyond a narrow focus on security and diplomacy to investigate development, human rights, humanitarian action, peacekeeping and peacebuilding, environmental, and reform issues. UNSS course work prepares you to understand and engage with contemporary issues, policies, and debates in international affairs. UNSS practicums, not found in any other UN summer program, enable you to gain hands-on experience in the UN system.
Breakthrough Generation is the young leaders initiative of the Breakthrough Institute, a paradigm-shifting think tank committed to rejuvenating progressive thought for the 21st century. Breakthrough is best known for its climate and energy policy work, but fellows next summer have the opportunity to work on either Energy and Climate, Conservation and Development, or Economic Growth and Innovation. Each summer, Breakthrough offers highly competitive fellowships to top young analysts, writers, and thought leaders from around the world. Founded in 2007, Breakthrough Generation seeks to foster the development of a new generation of leaders capable of fully grappling with the scale and complexity of today's greatest challenges.
In sub-Saharan Africa, USAID works to help build sustained and well-governed states that respond to the needs of their people, reduce widespread poverty, and conduct themselves responsibly in the international system. Our assistance to Africa aims to help African governments, institutions, and organizations advance good governance principles and innovative approaches to health, education, economic growth, agriculture, and the environment. Interns have the opportunity to contribute to USAID’s work in Africa while learning valuable lessons about international development and working closely with our staff members. The work assigned to an intern in most office divisions includes research, writing program memoranda, drafting documents, facilitating meetings and special events, attending program discussions in the Agency and at the Department of State, and communicating on program issues for USAID field Missions abroad.
Every summer, students and teachers, scholars and artists, entrepreneurs and political leaders from around the world gather at the Middlebury Language Schools. They apply their considerable efforts to one goal—creating the richest, most effective language-learning environment on earth. Those who arrive with basic language skills expand them dramatically, allowing them to engage with native speakers in an informed discussion of cultural, political, or social issues. The catalyst for this progress is the Language Pledge, a promise made by students, faculty, and staff to communicate solely in their language of choice for the duration of their time in the program. Summer programs are offered in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
Spring Internship: Society for International Development Spring Program Associate
INTERNATIONAL STUDY & INTERNSHIPS
Summer Internship: The US International Council on Disabilities
Deadline: January 10
Program dates: May 28 - July 29
To Apply: Apply online
The United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD) launched its internship program in 2013. USICD's internship program focuses on U.S. citizen youth with disabilities who intend to pursue careers in international development or foreign affairs. The summer 2017 internship program will bring a group of talented U.S. citizen graduate students, recent graduates, and rising college juniors and seniors with disabilities from across the U.S. to Washington, DC, for nine weeks. This will include a one-week training and orientation program followed by an eight-week internship at an international organization in the Washington, DC, area. USICD will cover the cost of accessible housing during the program, reimburse travel expenses to and from DC from US locations, and provide a limited stipend.
Post-grad Internship: Presidential Internship in Cairo
Deadline: January 20
To apply: Apply online
Established in 1981, the Presidential Internship Program at The American University in Cairo (AUC) provides recent university graduates the opportunity to spend an academic year working at the highest levels of an international university, learn Arabic, and experience life in Egypt. Participants intern full-time in one of eight university offices, working in a range of fields including University administration, sustainability, finance, student development, advancement, communications, and more. This program provides recent graduates the unique opportunity to begin their professional careers while abroad. Program benefits include a monthly living stipend, furnished faculty housing, private Arabic tutoring, access to AUC faculty and staff programs, community-based personal development, subsidized trips around Cairo and Egypt, and more.
Study: Master of Global Affairs (MGA) Program, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
To apply: See application details
Deadline: January 25
Asian Youth Leaders Travel and Learning Camp takes place this year at the National University of Singapore from February 19 - 23, 2016. This year, the program is be incorporating learning and traveling in the largest cruise of Asia. Apart from learning about Singapore, a multiracial, multilingual, and multicultural society, our student leaders also have the opportunity to get a closer understanding about development in Malaysia. What students leaders learn is not only be unique to Singapore and Malaysia, but also applicable to their home countries, as well as the increasingly interconnected and interdependent world. Through engaging activities to enhance their abilities in cross-cultural interaction and cooperation, the camp aims at equipping students to be effective leaders.
The Institute of International Studies, Charles University in Prague, offers four Master’s Degree Programmes taught in English:
Deadline: Applications are considered on a rolling basis until April 1
Interns at the Temple University Japan Campus work as research associates with faculty members, help organize conferences, or work on special projects with TUJ administrators. In the past, interns have worked on organizing major academic symposia, assisted faculty in their research (in the fields of history, anthropology, sociology, international relations, communications, and literature) and co-written articles. Interns also participate in seminars and discussion groups at TUJ, and regularly visit museums, businesses, embassies, and interesting sights in Tokyo and Yokohama
Unlike many large Western organizations that create and enforce development plans, Operation Goundswell forges partnerships with local NGOs and charities to work with them on community-requested projects. It uses volunteer time as a means to better connect to and understand a vibrant community.
NGOabroad is a unique service that helps people enter or advance in international humanitarian work and provides frugal, customized international volunteer opportunities. They are offering opportunities in the following countries: Morocco (Human Rights, Democracy Building & Arab Spring) Kenya (Transitional justice & Democracy Building, New Constitution) Mongolia (Monitoring Corruption & Transparency), Kenya, Israel/ Palestine (Peace Building & Conflict Prevention) Rwanda (Reconciliation & Averting Conflict) Tanzania, Rwanda (Legal Aid), Tanzania (Educating citizens on their Rights, Suing foreign companies for violations), Cameroon, Uganda, Morocco (Legal rights for women). These are volunteer opportunities and applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Young undergraduates, graduates, or professionals. French is required for some positions.
This summer, the Arabic School at Bethlehem University is offering three levels of spoken and media Arabic in July and August in cooperation with the Palestinian Arabic Institute. Students must make their own arrangements at a hotel, hostel, pension, or private home in Jerusalem or Bethlehem. Reservations should be made well in advance, or students have to arrive in Bethlehem several days before registration to find living accommodations. The university does not arrange student housing, but can help with advice and addresses. No prior knowledge of Arabic is required for the first level.
Language School: Intensive German at the Heidelberger Pädagogium
For information on dates, application process, and more: Email
The Heidelberger Pädagogium is a non-profit language institute, located conveniently near the city center, and is one of the outstanding educational institutions in Heidelberg, Germany. The German language courses at the institute offer effective learning and individual tutoring by experienced teachers in small groups of 7 to 15 participants, from beginners to preparation courses for the university entrance tests. Accommodation in single rooms in student apartments is available. International students who need a visa for the duration of their stay will be issued a certificate of attendance for the respective embassy.
Winter (and Spring, Summer, and Fall) Internship: Foundation for Sustainable Development Winter Programs in Africa, Latin America, and India
Deadline: See different deadlines for spring, summer, and fall session here.
To apply: Apply online
Winter programs are intense, immersive programs for students and young professionals looking to gain international development experience and training. The internship involves home-stays with host-families, an on-site orientation, development training, grant-writing, and ultimately project implementation to ensure that the work makes a lasting impact on you and the community you serve.