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WINTER EDITION

December 14, 2015

Dear IR Concentrators,


Welcome to the special Winter Break Edition of the Newsletter! Winter break is a time to relax, spend time with loved ones, enjoy holiday festivities, and (most importantly) sleep--but it's also a great time to get a head start on applications due during the spring semester! We've compiled some excellent opportunities that have deadlines during and immediately following the break. These range from summer internship and research positions, publication opportunities, scholarships and fellowships, to volunteer trips--so no matter what you're looking for, we have something here for you! Stay tuned for future newsletters, and check out the CareerLAB and fellowship websites for additional resources and opportunities throughout the spring.

Have a wonderful break and happy holidays!

-Bridget
IR Program Student Assistant

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ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS

IN THIS ISSUE:

ANNOUNCEMENTS

>Capstone
>IR Honors Program

STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES

>Fellowships, Research
>Paper Submissions
>Student Conferences
>U.S. Study/Internships
>Intl Study/Internships
 



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Seniors: Capstone Catalog Reminder
For students completing the senior capstone requirement this fall, don't forget to complete an entry in the online Capstone Catalog
Required for graduation!!






Honors: IR Honors Program Application (due early April)
Considering the IR Honors Program? Thinking about writing a thesis for your IR capstone? Got an international topic or idea that you are passionate about -- a pressing global problem that you don't want to leave Brown without exploring further? Then get a head start on the Honors application during Winter Break!

"[The Honors Program] has been the most challenging but most rewarding experience of my time at Brown, [an experience] that takes all accumulated knowledge and skills to a next level." -Ana Carolina Barry Laso '13

Requirements, application details, timeline, FAQs, student testimonials!

STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES

 FELLOWSHIPS & RESEARCH AWARDS

Fellowship: C.V. Starr Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship 12/23
To apply: See application details
Deadline: December 23, 2015
The Starr Fellowship is a 15-month program that provides training, support, and resources to help students translate ideas into action. Students develop project proposals that model the creation of an entrepreneurial initiative. Starr Fellows receive up to $4,000 of funding to support an immersive summer project, join a community of social innovators, and leverage workshops and other resources to support their work. Fellows participate in programming throughout the experience that enhances the impact and sustainability of their efforts and builds a community of innovators on campus that support and propel each other through the process. All rising sophomore, juniors, and seniors who will be on campus for at least one full academic year following the fellowship are eligible.

Fellowship: Blakemore Freeman Fellowships in Asian Languages 12/30
Eligibility: Seniors
To apply: Apply online
Deadline: December 30, 2015
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 1/4
Eligibility: Seniors
To apply: See application details
Deadline: January 4, 2016
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 1/5
Eligibility: U.S. Citizens
To apply: See application details
Deadline: January 5, 2016
This scholarship supports semester and yearlong Polish language studies during academic year October 2015 - June 2016 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.
 
Fellowship: Humanity in Action Fellowship 1/7
Program dates: May 24 - June 26, 2016
To apply: Apply online
Deadline: January 7, 2016
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. 

Fellowship: Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Program 1/13
Eligibility: Seniors who are U.S. Citizens
To apply: Apply online
Deadline: January 13, 2016
The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program, a collaboration between Howard University and the U.S. Department of State, is now accepting applications for its 2016 graduate fellowships. The Rangel Program seeks applicants who are interested in promoting positive change in the world as Foreign Service Officers for the U.S. Department of State. The fellowship is open to undergraduate seniors and graduates who want to begin two-year master's programs in the fall of 2016.

Fellowship: Middlebury College - Kathryn Davis Fellowships in Critical Languages 1/15
To apply: See application details
Deadline: January 15, 2016
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.

Fellowship: Projects for Peace 1/15
To apply: Apply via UFunds
Deadline: January 15, 2016
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.

Fellowship: Arthur Liman Public Interest Summer Fellowship 1/15
To apply: Apply via UFunds
Deadline: January 15, 2016
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.
 
Fellowship: Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship 1/15
To apply: Apply online
Deadline: January 15, 2016
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.

Scholarship: Boren Scholarship 1/22
Eligibility: U.S. Citizens
To apply: See application details
Deadline:  January 22, 2016
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.

Fellowship: The Beinecke Brothers Scholarship Fund 1/29
Eligibility: Juniors who are U.S. Citizens
To apply: See application details
Deadline: January 29, 2016
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. 

Fellowship: Josephine de Karman Fellowship 1/31
To apply: See application details
Deadline: January 31, 2016
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.

Fellowship: Undergraduate Teaching and Research Awards (UTRAs) 2/10
To apply: See application details
Deadline: February 10, 2016 by 5 p.m.
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. 

Fellowship: Royce Fellowship 2/12
To apply: Apply via UFunds
Deadline: February 12, 2016
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.

Fellowship: Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship 2/22
To apply: See application details
Deadline: February 22, 2016
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: South Asian Studies Student Fellowship 2/22
To apply: Apply via UFunds
Deadline: February 22, 2016
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. 

Fellowship: India Initiative Fellowship 2/22
Eligibility: Juniors; Sophomores with advanced standing 
To apply: Apply via UFunds
Deadline: February 22, 2016
The purpose of the India Initiative Undergraduate Fellowship is to facilitate research for a senior thesis or to provide internship experience with an academic or civil society organization. Students are invited to propose work with any organization or indicate their interest in one of the Initiative’s partners. Students who already have made contact with an organization should attach a letter of interest from the organization. The Initiative will be happy to place those who do not have prior contacts with projects at our partner institutions in India, such as Janaagraha (Bangalore) and Centre for Policy Research (Delhi), PRADAN (various) or provide additional institutional affiliation where possible. Up to a $5,000 maximum award per project (5-7 awards).

Fellowship: Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship 3/7
To apply: Apply via UFunds
Deadline: March 7, 2016
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.
 
Fellowship: Baker Fellowship 3/7
Eligibility: Graduating seniors
To apply: Apply via UFunds
Deadline: March 7, 2016
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 3/7

Eligibility: Graduating seniors
To apply: Apply via UFunds
Deadline: March 7, 2016
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.

Funding: Brown LINK/SEW 3/11
To apply: Apply via UFunds
Deadline: First Round: March 11, 2016 by 12 p.m.; Second Round: April 15, 2016 by 12 p.m.
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.

Fellowship: The Marla Ruzicka International Public Service Fellowship 3/31
To apply: See application details
Deadline: March 31, 2016
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.

Grant: Watson Senior Thesis Travel Grants 3/31
To apply: Apply via UFunds
Deadline: March 31, 2016 
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.

Fellowship: Jack Ringer Summer in Southeast Asia Fellowship 3/31
To apply: Apply via UFunds
Deadline: March 31, 2016
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.

Fellowship: The Cogut Center for the Humanities Undergraduate Fellowships
To apply: See application details
Deadline: None yet specified
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.

Grant: Research at Brown Grant
To apply: Apply via UFunds
Deadline: Applications are considered on a rolling basis
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. Dean Oludurotimi Adetunji oversees the RAB Grant.

Grant: Student Research Grants in Judaic Studies
To apply: Send a 1-2 page description of the project to Susan Rottenberg
Deadline: Applications are considered on a rolling basis
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.

Fellowship: Fulbright Fellowships (Department of Education)
Eligibility: U.S. Citizens
Deadline: Early September 2015 
Open to graduating seniors and alumni who want to carry out a yearlong research project abroad. 


PAPER SUBMISSIONS
 
Write: Hemispheres: The Tufts Undergraduate Journal of International Affairs 12/22

To submit: See submission guidelines
Deadline: December 22, 2015
The Tufts Undergraduate Journal of International Affairs, one of the oldest undergraduate journals in the field, is now accepting submissions relating to this year’s theme of Emerging Actors. Submissions should be research articles, approximately 5000-8000 words, written by undergraduates in a broad range of fields relevant to international affairs. Potential research topics may include, but are not limited to: The global north v. south, emerging markets, global inequality, the power of multinational corporations, the global marketplace, labor rights, new actors in the international system, the role of the internet and technology, freedom of information, international migration and refugees, informal economies, the rise of non-state actors.

Write: The Journal of Student Research 12/31

To submit: See submission details
Deadline: December 31, 2015
The Journal of Student Research is based in Houston, TX. It is an electronic, peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal devoted to the rapid dissemination of current research. Our aim is to familiarize student authors with the process of manuscript publication. Researchers strive to be successful at publications; and with JOFSR, students aspiring to publish will receive scholarly feedback once their submission is reviewed. This feedback will not only help authors identify areas of improvement to their submission, but help them better understand the process in order to be successful at publication. Once published, it will provide a global platform for them to showcase their work. The journal seeks papers that are novel, integrative, and written in a way that is accessible to a wide audience which includes an array of disciplines. Content of the journal ranges from Applied research to Theoretical research. In general, papers are welcomed from all topics.

Write: Critical Theory and Social Justice Journal of Undergraduate Research at Occidental College 12/31

To submit: See submission guidelines
Deadline: December 31, 2015
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.
 
Write: Sigma Iota Rho Journal of International Relations 1/1

To submit: See submission details
Deadline: January 1, 2016
The Sigma Iota Rho (SIR) Journal of International Relations is looking for submissions for its annual issue, as well as submissions and bloggers for its online platform, SIRJournal.org. The Journal has a circulation of 3,000 copies, which are distributed to over 120 undergraduate international relations programs and APSIA graduate international relations schools. Each edition includes a featured article by a leading voice in international relations; previous headliners have included Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations, and Robert Zoellick, former President of the World Bank, among others.
 
Write: Explorations: The Texas A&M Undergraduate Journal 1/28
To submit: See submission guidelines
Deadline: January 28, 2016
Explorations is a student-run journal guided by faculty and administrators that selects and publishes student-authored articles of general interest in any area. Articles are submitted in a two-stage process: first, proposals for articles are reviewed by faculty-student teams; secondly, the resulting full-length articles undergo a second round of peer review. Acceptance to the journal is competitive—less than 20% of submitted proposals are accepted. Recently published articles have been from a wide range of academic fields: music, creative poetry, forensics, cancer biology, astrophysics, nano-medicine, computer algorithms, business, geosciences, sociology, aerospace engineering, and cultural anthropology.
 
Write: The Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography 1/31
To submit: See submission details
Deadline: January 31, 2016
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. 

Write: Journal of Undergraduate International Studies (JUIS) at the University of Wisconsin - Madison 2/21
To submit: See submission guidelines 
Deadline: February 21, 2016
This peer-reviewed journal seeks to publish the best undergraduate work across the country related to international themes and topics including, but not limited to: international conflict and conflict resolution, human rights, environmental issues, history, comparative politics and economics, development and trade, global security and international health.

Write: The Brown Political Review
To submit: See submission guidelines
Deadline: TBD (Early Spring Semester)
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.).

Write: The Dialectics - Journal of Leadership, Politics, and Society at Penn State Abingdon
To submit: See submission guidelines
Deadline: Papers are reviewed on a rolling basis
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.

Write: Brazilian Journal of International Relations 
To submit: Submit via e-mail
Deadline: Papers are reviewed on a rolling basis
Brazilian Journal of International Relations is published every four months by the São Paulo State University – Faculty of Philosophy and Sciences, Campus Marília, in its postgraduate program of Social Science, also by the Institute of Public Administration and International Relations (IGEPRI).  BJIR accepts unpublished works written in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese, in article format, bibliographic essay and reviews in International Relations area. These works must have academic and social concerns and be comprehensible to an enlightened reader.

Write: World Outlook: Journal of International Affairs at Dartmouth College
To submit: See submission guidelines
Deadline: Papers are reviewed on a rolling basis
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.

Write: Al-Noor: The Boston College Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Journal
To submit: See submission guidelines
Deadline: Papers are reviewed on a rolling basis; authors will be notified of the status of their submission the following January or June
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.

Write: Texas International Law Journal
To submit: See submission guidelines
Deadline: Papers are reviewed on a rolling basis
The Texas International Law Journal is a student edited journal published from the University of Texas School of Law

Write: Critique: A Worldwide Student Journal of Politics at Illinois State University

To submit: See submission guidelines
Deadline: Papers are reviewed on a rolling basis
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.

Write: The Journal of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Excellence
To submit: See submission guidelines
Deadline: Papers are reviewed on a rolling basis
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.
 
Write: Discussions: The Undergraduate Research Journal of Case Western Reserve University
To submit: See submission guidelines
Deadline: None yet specified
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.

Write: Imponderabilia: The International Student Anthropology Journal
To submit: Contact Imponderabilia
Deadline: None yet specified
Imponderabilia is a multidisciplinary student journal, a platform to share and exchange ideas, criticisms, and reflections on anything anthropological (in the widest sense of the word - on anything related to culture and society). With contributions from students from different countries and disciplines, Imponderabilia tries to blur and overcome the boundaries between institutions, disciplines, theories, and between undergraduates and postgraduates.


STUDENT CONFERENCES

Conference: International Youth Leadership Conference 12/15

When: January 4 - 8, 2016
Where: Prague, Czech Republic
To apply: Apply online
Deadline: December 15, 2015
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: 57th Annual United States Air Force Academy Assembly 1/18
When: February 1 - 4, 2016
Where: US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
To apply: Apply via UFunds
Deadline: January 18, 2016
Convened annually since 1959, the Academy Assembly is an undergraduate student conference held by the United States Air Force Academy, co-sponsored with Columbia University's American Assembly. Held on the Academy grounds at the base of the Rampart Range, this student- planned and executed conference provides a unique opportunity for qualified undergraduates to discuss a topic of contemporary significance. Student delegates are divided into small round tables and moderated by senior representatives from academia and government. Distinguished speakers provide expert perspective and information on the topic at hand. This year's theme is the "US and Southern Africa: Progress, Potential, and Stable States?"

Conference: United Nations Economic and Social Council - ECOSOC Youth Forum 1/25
When: February 1-2, 2016
Where: UN Headquarters, New York
To apply:
Email Stephanie Rudy, Research Assistant
Deadline: January 25, 2016
This year's theme is “Youth Taking Action to Implement the 2030 Agenda." 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.

Simulation Project: Ambiguous Compliance with the Iran Nuclear Deal 2/15
When: March 3-5, 2016
Where: US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
To apply: Apply via UFunds
Deadline: February 15, 2016
The Context: On July 14, 2015, Iran and the P5+1 (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States) finalized a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) aimed at blocking pathways—either uranium enrichment or plutonium separation—that Iran might take to develop a nuclear weapon, and to guard against an Iranian clandestine weapons program. As an interagency team within the National Security Council staff, your task is to develop domestic and foreign policy options for the President to implement as soon as possible.

Conference: Spring University Prague: "World on the Move – and Europe? Migration, Identity, Security" 2/22
When: April 17 - 28, 2016
Where: Prague, Czech Republic
To apply: Apply online
Deadline: February 22, 2016
The objective of the Spring University Prague 2016, “World on the move – and Europe?”, is to provide students with a broad understanding of the historical, political, social and cultural context of the migration phenomenon, which has become one of the most significant issues in Europe. The course provides an interdisciplinary approach and combines multiple learning methods, such as lectures, workshops, round-table discussions, group-work and student presentations.

Conference: Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference 
When: April 11-14, 2016
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: TBD
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. Junior and senior IR concentrators are eligible to apply.

Senior Showcase: 2016 Theories In Action Conference @ Brown
When: TBD (Late April)
To apply: Applications will be made available online to all members of the Class of ‘16 and ‘16.5
Deadline: None yet specified
Theories in Action is a three-day conference, sponsored by the Curricular Resource Center and the Dean of the College, spotlighting Brown seniors’ capstone work and creating a forum for students from vastly different disciplines to reflect on similar themes in their work and present them to the community at large. Capstone projects can include long-term leadership experiences, summer internships, grant projects, theses, fellowships, independent studies, final performances, or community service work. Participating in this unique conference provides you, as seniors, with the opportunity to:
* Present your work an engaging and accessible way
* Reflect on the social relevance of your scholarly or creative projectshttp://www.browntia.org/apply/
* Engage with your peers in interdisciplinary panels and poster sessions
* Strengthen your public speaking skills


U.S. INTERNSHIPS & STUDY

Study: University of Virginia M.A. Concentration in Religion, Politics, and Global Society 12/15
Deadline: December 15, 2015
To apply: See application details
This multi-disciplinary program examines the dynamic relations among religious traditions and modern polities: competitions among religious communities, clashes between secular and religious commitments, science versus faith, neighbor versus neighbor. Students examine religion, politics, and global society through disciplinary practices culled from across the university. Hosted by UVA’s faculties in religious studies and featuring faculty in Politics, Sociology, Anthropology, History, Global Studies, Data Sciences, and Nursing, the program complements UVA’s nationally recognized initiatives in global affairs and global studies. The M.A. Concentration immerses students in the study of religious traditions in their interface with contemporary societies in order to engage religion at key global crossroads where modernities contend, civilizations clash, and lifeways connect. 


Internship: Think Tanks and Civil Society Program (TTCSP) Internship 1/4
Deadline: January 4, 2016
To apply: Email resume and cover letter
The Think Tanks and Civil Society Program (TTCSP) runs a small, highly selective internship program for students (grad and undergrad) and recent graduates interested in gaining first-hand experience in public policy research in domestic and international affairs.  TTCSP is currently recruiting interns for the Spring term from January 13th to May 8th. Over the course of 15 weeks interns will work independently and in teams to research and analyze global policy trends in think tanks. Interns will work with their teams to produce a professional quality work product—a detailed report on their assigned area of research—by the end of the internship. Interns should be prepared to work 15 hours a week and attend mandatory weekly intern meetings that will usually be held from 3-5pm on Fridays. This internship is a great opportunity for those interns looking to attend graduate school in international relations, public policy, law school and/or work in a think tank or international organization.

 
Internship: Summer 2016 White House Internship Program 1/15
To apply: Apply online
Deadline: January 15, 2016
The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today's young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office of the President, and engage them in public service opportunities. 
 
Internship: Weiss Asset Management 1/15

To apply: See application details
Deadline: January 15, 2016
Weiss Asset Management is a Boston-based hedge fund seeking candidates to work with a team that invests in equities, derivatives, and fixed income across the world through fundamental and quantitative strategies.

Summer Program: United Nations Summer Study 1/31, 3/31
To apply: See application details
Deadline: Early Action: January 31, 2016; Final deadline: March 31, 2016
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.

Internship: Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program 2/5
To apply: Apply online
Deadline: February 5, 2016
The Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP) is a paid summer internship designed to foster the entrance of talented students from diverse backgrounds within the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts into graduate school and faculty positions in U.S. colleges and universities. More broadly, the program seeks to increase the number of minorities and others who demonstrate a commitment to eradicating racial disparities and who will pursue graduate work and faculty positions within the academy.

Internship: Breakthrough Generation 2/16
To apply: See application details
Deadline: February 16, 2016
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.
 
Study: Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) Online Graduate School Program 
To apply: Application for Summer 2015 will be released in February 2015
Deadline: None yet specified
Designed for both future practitioners and scholars, START’s yearlong, fully online program provides students with advanced education on the causes, dynamics and impacts of international and domestic terrorism. The unique online format enables students to work full- or part-time while advancing their education. START's Graduate Certificate in Terrorism Analysis aims to train the next generation of scholars and analysts to examine questions related to the behavior of terrorists and terrorist groups, and how societies can best prepare and respond to terrorist threats and attacks. Students also develop the methodological skills necessary to pursue advanced research on and analysis of terrorism. This four-course, fully online program can be completed in a year. The program accepts applications at three points during the calendar year.  This allows upcoming fall, spring, and summer graduates to begin the program soon after they have earned their four-year degree.

Internship: USAID Africa Bureau Summer Internship Program 

To apply: See application details
Deadline: None yet specified
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.

Study: Middlebury Summer Language Schools
Program dates: Varies by program; see program details
To apply: Apply online
Deadline: Applications are considered on a rolling basis
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. 


INTERNATIONAL STUDY & INTERNSHIPS

Travel/Learning Camp: Asian Youth Leaders Travel and Learning Camp 2016 12/25 & 1/20

When: February 26 - March 3, 2015
Where: Singapore
To register: Register online
Deadline: December 25, 2015 (2nd round deadline); January 20, 2016 (3rd round deadline)
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.

Internship: Presidential Internship Program at American University of Cairo 1/22
Eligibility: Graduating seniors
To apply: See application details
Deadline: January 22, 2016
The program is a one year fellowship for recent graduates from American undergraduate colleges and universities that combines work experience at an international university with the opportunity to learn Arabic and experience life in Cairo – the bustling, vibrant center of Middle Eastern culture. Scholars are placed in key offices throughout the University’s administration and in the Desert Development Center, a non-profit research center dedicated to sustainable land development. No prior experience in Arabic is required for the program, and students with little or no experience in the Middle East are especially encouraged to apply.

Delegation: Global Youth Connect Colombia Program 1/22
To apply: Apply online
Program dates: March 3-10, 2016
Deadline: January 22, 2016
Delegates have the opportunity to travel to Bogotá and Cartagena, Colombia to learn about the country’s history, the progress fostered by the peace process, and the work being done by leaders in the development sector. Site visits and discussions with stakeholders consider a range of human rights issues, including security, education, housing, and justice for victims. We visit human rights organizations, resettled and informal communities, as well as educational and memory centers. This program is designed for college students who wish to explore Colombia’s human rights climate, engage in a mutually beneficial exchange, and tackle challenging questions about peace, justice, and access to resources.

Study: Master of Global Affairs (MGA) Program, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto 1/25
To apply: See application details
Deadline: January 25, 2016
The Master of Global Affairs (MGA) Program of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto is now accepting applications for its 2016 Program. Potential students are welcome to contact the MGA Student Ambassadors with questions related to being an MGA student. MGA Student Ambassadors are a diverse team of first and second year MGA students whose mission is to provide guidance and assistance to prospective students to help make their decision more informed and their transition to the MGA more seamless.

Internship: Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS) Summer Internships at Temple University Japan Campus 4/1
To apply: See application details
Deadline: Applications are considered on a rolling basis until April 1, 2016
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.

Fellowship: VIA Service Fellowship in Myanmar
Eligibility: Graduating seniors
To apply: See application details
Deadline: Rolling until full
The VIA Service Fellowship is an exciting and competitive one-year fellowship for a select cohort of 30-35 individuals who will be working at and partnering with host non-profit organizations and universities in Asia. Fellows will receive extensive leadership development and professional training prior to equip and prepare them for this life-changing experience.

Internship: VIA Internship in Indonesia
Eligibility: Graduating seniors
To apply: See application details
Deadline: Rolling until full
Join VIA in Yogyakarta, known as Jogja, for an eight week internship at a community development NGO. Interns are paired with local students to help build bridges to NGO partners and enhance cross-cultural learning. At the end of the summer, each team makes a presentation to local community groups. The goals of this experiential learning summer program are threefold: cultural immersion, cross-cultural relationship-building, and service.
 
Service Learning Programs: Operation Groundswell
To apply: Apply online
Deadline: Varies based on program
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. We support organizations that exist before we arrive, appreciate our support during our time there, and will continue to do work long after we leave. We use our volunteer time as a means to better connect to and understand a vibrant community.

Internship: NGOabroad Internship and Volunteer Programs
To apply: See application details
Deadline: None yet specified
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.

Summer Courses: Summer Intensive Arabic Courses at Bethlehem University
To register: Register online
Deadline: None yet specified
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.

Study Abroad Program: Ecela Spanish & Political Science Program - Lima, Peru
More Information: Contact law@ecelaspanish.com
Deadline: None yet specified
The six week study abroad session is suitable for students planning to enter political science professions and anticipate using Spanish in their careers, such as working in populations with a high percentage of Spanish-speaking residents. Participants study two semesters worth of Spanish plus participate in a government/legal exposure seminar in Lima, followed by hands-on volunteer work in community building. Students will be able to use their Spanish and participate firsthand in a local NGO. Proficiency in Spanish is not required; however, Ecela encourages students below intermediate level to come a few weeks early.

Delegation: Global Youth Connect Bosnia Program
To apply: Apply online
Program Dates: July 11-16, 2016
Deadline: Rolling until full
GYC has two programs in Bosnia. The first is focused on conflict resolution and peacebuilding, and is run in conjunction with the Center for Peacebuilding in Sanski Most -- our long-time partner organization. In this program, participants will gain experience in conflict resolution and transformation as well as deepen their understanding of the post-conflict challenges faced by Bosnians today, especially young people from various ethnic and religious backgrounds. A  second program is focused on contemporary human rights issues, and is run in partnership with the Youth Initiative for Human Rights. This program focuses on how local Bosnian youth and human rights organizations (especially women’s organizations, youth organizations, LGBTI-rights organizations, arts organizations, and peace-building organizations) are rebuilding the country today. Participants will gain experience in the application of international human rights theory, as well as deepen their understanding of the post-conflict challenges faced by Bosnians today.