Archive for Fellowships and Scholarships

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Boren Awards: Scholarships and Fellowships

Upcoming Application Deadline for Fellowship – January 27th, 2015

Great opportunity for those who are studying or who want to study less commonly taught languages such as Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili – among MANY others. Boren Awards also has an African Flagship Languages Initiative, for those interested in studying Akan/Twi, French, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, or Zulu. Check out Boren Awards website for a complete list of languages as well as Country Preferences, fields of study, and length of study.

Boren Fellowships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.”

“Boren Fellows represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Fellows commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.” – Retrieved from Boren Awards Website

Not just national security:

Boren Awards views National Security  broadly, to include “the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness.” – Retrieved from Boren Awards Website

This is a great opportunity to study a unique or uncommonly taught language – perfect for MIIS Students!

For more information check out their Website: https://www.borenawards.org/boren_fellowship

Application Deadline: January 27th, 2015

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Lets get Sprintensive.

 

 

IPS and MPA students

Join us tomorrow evening to learn more about the upcoming change to DPP and the alternative learning semester, Sprintensive!

Wine and Pizza reception will follow! 

Sprintensive

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

USTR Representative to Speak at MIIS

 

 

Trade club brings MIIS Alum and Director of Europe and Middle East Affairs of the United States Trade Representative to campus.

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Monday, September 29th, 2014

Trade Club hosts special guest Bryan O’Bryne

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Monday, August 25th, 2014

Research Fellowship with Institute for Economics & Peace

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The Institute for Economics and Peace is searching for a full-time Research Fellow to join their research team at their headquarters in Sydney,  Australia. Click here to download full position description. 

A Research Fellow will conduct research on topics related to the Global Peace Index, peace economics, development studies and peace and conflict studies.

Application Deadline: August 28th, 2014

Selection Criteria: 

1. Master’s degree (PhD an advantage) in a combination of economics and/or statistics, international
relations or other social sciences discipline.
2. Minimum of three to five years professional experience conducting empirical research and
quantitative data analysis specifically related to a combination of social sciences, development
studies, economics, statistics and peace and conflict studies.
3. Experience working with governmental and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) on peace
economics, peace and conflict studies, and international development issues.
4. Experience handling large datasets and knowledge of R, SPSS, STATA, and other related econometric
packages is required. Ability to write code for R, SPSS or STATA and advanced Microsoft Excel skills.
5. Track record of demonstrable analytical and data visualisation skills.
6. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Competence to undertake research assignments
and project manage teams with minimal supervision.

Applications to: CV and cover letter addressing the selection criteria and desired personal qualities to Lucie
Paleckova on info@economicsandpeace.org
Deadline for applications: 28 August, 2014
Website: www.economicsandpeace.org, www.visionofhumanity.org

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

MIIS Resource Centers and Initiatives: A world of possibilities just around the corner from you!

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The concept of Immersive Learning is a significant component of the MIIS experience. Every student is encouraged to take advantage of the many venues available to expand his/her skills and knowledge beyond the classroom setting. Luckily, students do not need to look too far, as the Monterey Institute is home to an important number of research centers and initiatives available for students to explore innovative and original approaches to pressing global issues.

From the possibility of participating in relevant internships and fellowships, to the opportunity to conduct further research and the chance to be published in scholarly journals, faculty and staff at each of the eight research centers and initiatives are available to supplement the students’ learning process, by exposing them to specialized resources and tools.

  • The Center for the Blue Economy (CBE) explores the economic contributions of the oceans and coasts to human welfare, as well as the current economic drivers that undermine ocean health.
  • The Center for Conflict Studies (CCS) develops programs and publications contributing to the exploration of conflict, from understanding its causes to developing tools and skills to resolve conflicts in a non-violent manner.
  • The Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) sponsors research, seminars and lectures relating to contemporary issues pertaining to the region of East Asia (China, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Mongolia and Taiwan).
  • The Center for Social Impact Learning (CSIL), the newest research center on campus, provides programs for budding social entrepreneurs and conducts research on management issues in social ventures and impact investing.
  • The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) is the largest nongovernmental organization in the world devoted to curbing the spread of weapons of mass destruction, and is the only organization dedicated exclusively to graduate education and research on nonproliferation issues.
  • The Mixed-Methods Evaluation, Training and Analysis Laboratory (META Lab) aims to capitalize on the flourishing importance of data-science as a discipline, and the rising demand for evidence-based policy evaluation.
  • The Monterey Cyber Security Initiative (MCySec) addresses the impact of the information age on security, peace and communication through multidisciplinary research, key-leader engagements and public-private partnerships.
  • The Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program (MonTREP) conducts in-depth scholarly research, assesses policy options, and engages in public education on issues relating to terrorism and counterterrorism, extremist groups, regional studies of terrorism, and related aspects of international and homeland security.

 

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

StartingBloc: Eleven fantastic opportunities for change-makers

According to StartingBloc these are 11 opportunities that should be considered for those who consider themselves change-makers:

 1. StartBloc NYC: The NY Institute happens on Aug. 14 and applications close on July 10 at midnight (EDT). Another session in Washington, DC is scheduled for October 2014.

2. ProInspire Fellowship: ProInspire help private-sector professionals transition to the public sector through a 1-year fellows program and placement at a non-profit.

3. Atlas Service Corps: Atlas Corps finds leaders from emerging economies and places them in 12-18 months positions at US-based non-profits.

4. ThinkImpact Winter Institutes: ThinkImpact takes students to rural villages in Africa and South America for 2-3 weeks to work on and experience social innovation first-hand.

5. New Sector Alliance: 11-month Fellowship for social sector leaders, provides $20K stipend and a work placement in Boston, Chicago, San Francisco or the Twin Cities.

6. CORO Fellowship in Public Affairs: Demanding, 9-month, city-based leadership program that provides multiple field placements with access to public-sector leaders.

7. City Year: Now in its 25th year, City Year Fellows work directly with students for 11-month assignments in high-poverty communities around the country.

8. Kiva Fellows: Fellows are placed as volunteers for 4-12 months with local microfinance organizations in 70 countries around the world.

9. Emerge America: A 7-month training program designed to get more Democratic women candidates elected to public office across the country.

10. SOROS Fellowship: Up to $45,000 in grants to support 2 years of graduate studies for new Americans (green card, naturalized citizens).

11. SOCAP: The Social Capital Markets conference in San Francisco, from Sep 2-5. Great community, worth attending even just the extra-curricular events.

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Team El Salvador Leadership Applications – Still time to apply! -

- Application deadline EXTENDED to April 29 – 

Team El Salvador Practicum 2014-2015 Call for Leadership Applications

Team El Salvador (TES) is seeking three student leaders to lead the Team El Salvador 9 Practicum during its 2014-2015 program year.

Do you want to gain skills in leadership? International Development? Environmental policy and natural resource management? Survey creation? Improving your Spanish proficiency and communication?

TES leadership is open to all MIIS students, from all departments and fields of study!

How to apply? Please send resume and cover letter to: teamelsalvadormiis@gmail.com by Tuesday, April 29th. Visit us at: http://blogs.miis.edu/teamelsalvador

Team El Salvador provides a unique, professional opportunity for MIIS students to develop and apply practical skills and enhance language proficiency and multicultural competency in a dynamic international setting.

Team leaders will cultivate a variety of professional skills while gaining real world experience. The ideal candidate has a passion for international development, strong leadership skills, and a willingness to facilitate and manage a variety of program elements, including communication and outreach, program development, fundraising, updating and developing website content and social media sites, event scheduling and management, meeting planning and travel logistics and community engagement.

Ideal Candidates will:

• Speak, write and read Spanish at a 400 level
• Understand the mission and goals of Team El Salvador and
El Salvadoran history and culture
• Have strong communication and organizational skills
• Have experience living and working in rural communities of Latin America (or other developing
countries)
• Have a lucid understanding of the unpredictable nature of development work
• Be personable, dynamic, patient, flexible and adaptable to changing program and project
demands
• Have experience with fundraising
• Develop and deliver compelling presentations to MIIS faculty, prospective team members, etc.
Executive management and staff

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Zambo Scholarship DUE this week!

Professor Les Zambo, (1941-2003)

Professor Les Zambo, (1941-2003)

The Fisher International MBA Program invites applicants for the 2014-2015 Les Zambo Scholarship Program. Applications are due Wednesday, April 30th.

Zambo Scholars will receive a grant of up to $12,000.00 towards tuition for MBA studies. Award may be applied to Summer 2014, Fall 2014 or Spring 2015 semesters.

Program Purposes

  • Offer financial aid and encouragement to deserving full-time students preparing for international careers.
  • Recognize academic achievement by students in the Fisher International MBA Program.
  • Encourage academic excellence, commitment to the field, service to the Program and the Institute, and collegiality with the MBA class, staff and faculty.

For more information and to access the Application Form please click here: Zambo Announcement 14-15

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Peacebuilders Fellowship Application due Saturday, March 15th!

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The Center for Conflict Resolution’s Peacebuilders Fellowship application is due THIS Saturday, March 15th! “The Center will be choosing eight fellows to travel to four countries (Burma, Mexico, Ethiopia, and the West Bank) for 8 to 10 weeks over the summer. Fellows will work in teams of two in each country to research water conflicts, with an emphasis on gathering the stories of stakeholders in these conflicts. Upon their return, fellows will work with CCS to share these stories over a variety of mediums, including podcasts, video interviews, and digital storytelling.” – See more at: www.miis.edu.

You can click here to apply and see the FAQ regarding the Peacebuilders Fellowship. Be prepared to fill out the short online form and upload your resume.

 

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

2014 Social Entrepreneur Outreach Accelerator Program in Stockholm, Sweden

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The SE Outreach Accelerator is an exciting 8 week program that takes place in Stockholm, Sweden and aims to build your business capacity. We will help you take your idea to the next level by providing you with seminars, workshops, mentorship as well as individual coaching and group coaching sessions. Peer-to-peer discussions and feedback sessions will also be an important part of the Accelerator. We believe that social entrepreneurship is a vital element of society, and would therefore like to assist you as much as possible as you and your enterprise embark on the journey of making the world a little bit better!

The topics covered during the seminars and workshops include business planning, business modelling, communication strategies, funding strategies, financial management, team building and leadership skills as well as social impact metrics.

The training is based upon the action learning-approach, which is an educational process whereby the participants learn by applying the new skills directly on their own enterprise. We will adopt a ‘learning-by-doing’ approach, allowing you to develop your enterprise as your move along the program.

Be inspired by other participants, find motivation in our mentors and speaker, discover the fun in being a social entrepreneur!

When: April 21-June 13, 2014
Where: Stockholm, Sweden
Language: Language of instruction will be in English.
Cost: Free to attend, with most costs covered. Click here for more information. Deadline is fast approaching: December 9th, 2013.

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

2014-15 Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship open

The J. William Fulbright-Hillary Rodham Clinton (Fulbright-Clinton) Fellowship is a component of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Fulbright-Clinton Fellows serve in professional placements as special assistants in foreign government ministries or institutions and gain hands-on public sector experience in participating foreign countries while simultaneously carrying out an academic research/study project.

index2014-15 Fulbright-Clinton Fellows are being hosted by Bangladesh, Burma, Cote d’Ivoire, Guatemala, Haiti, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Malawi, Nepal, Timor-Leste, and Samoa. Additional partner governments are discussing the possibility of hosting Fellows and, if approved will be announced by December 1st.  Please monitor the webpage for updates.

The application closes on January 10, 2014. To participate in the Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen and have 1) a Master’s Degree, JD, or be currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program in a public policy applicable field, 2)met the host country language requirements, and 3) have at least two years of professional experience related to public policy. Non-U.S. citizens who have legal permanent residency status in the United States are not eligible for any Fulbright grants. Click here for more information.

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Applications are now open for Acumen’s Global Fellows Program

Do you ave at least 3 years of work experience? Have you lived and worked in EM countries? And first and foremost, are you passionate about social change?

social changeIf you can answer the three questions with YES, then you are a perfect candidate for the Acumen’s Global Fellows Program. Deadline is December 13, 2013. For guidance through the application process and the online application itself, please click here.

The Global Fellows Program is a full-time 12-month fellowship designed to train the next generation of social impact leaders. Fellows spend two months in New York for leadership development training followed by nine months working with an Acumen investee company in India, Pakistan, East or West Africa. During their field placements, Fellows provide on the ground management assistance and strategic support to help our entrepreneurs scale their business.

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

International Development Fellows Program (IDFP), Catholic Relief Service

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The Catholic Relief Services’ International Development Fellows Program (IDFP) gives people who are interested in a career in international relief and development an opportunity to increase their overseas experience and gain exposure to our programs. Each year, CRS places approximately 20-25 Fellows with our country programs overseas. Assignments are for 8-12 months, starting in early September. Specific job responsibilities vary greatly from one country to another depending on the country program’s focus (Agriculture, Health, Peacebuilding, Education, Microfinance, or a combination of these). The goal of the IDFP is to place Fellows in positions where they can draw on their previous education and work experience, while broadening their skills. Most of our fellowships lead to regular positions with Catholic Relief Services. The 2014-2015 IDFP Application is now open. Please click here to apply.

For frequently asked questions about the International Development Fellows Program, please see Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. Important Dates in the 2014-2015 IDFP Application Cycle include:

September 16, 2013: Application becomes available online.

December 1, 2013 at 11:59PM: Deadline for application.

Late October – Mid January: Phone interviews and phone language testing is conducted.

February/March: Qualifying candidates are brought to Baltimore for a full day of interviews.

April: Offers made to selected candidates.

For more information about the International Development Fellows Program, please write to idfp@crs.org. For requirements and qualifications, click here.

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Paid Internship in DC, Institute for Inclusive Security

The Institute for Inclusive Security in DC is looking for a research and documentation intern, working 15-20 hours per week. The Institute is creating indicators for their monitoring and evaluation (M&E) framework in order to establish rigorous measures for organizational impact, outcomes, and performance. As part of this process, the Institute will identify existing data on women’s participation in and contributions to peace and security processes and integrate it into their M&E plan. The intern will work directly with the Institute’s Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist to support this endeavor. This internship is ideal for individuals interested in research on women, peace, and security, as well as M&E. The duration of the internship is 3 months. Click here for more information on the application process, qualifications and requirements. Interested applicants may send a letter of interest, resume/CV, and two examples of substantial research via email to hr@huntalternatives.org, Please indicate “Fall Intern – Research and Documentation” in the subject line of the email. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified.

A program of the Hunt Alternatives Fund, The Institute for Inclusive Security works to transform the international security paradigm. Sustainable peace is possible only when those who shape policy include women and other affected groups in the prevention and transformation of violent conflict. Guided by this belief and vision, our mission is to increase the participation of all stakeholders—particularly women—in preventing, resolving, and rebuilding after deadly conflicts.

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Friday, October 18th, 2013

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) Fellowships, Germany

BTThe Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a fully-funded scholarship opportunity,  and is currently accepting applications. CBYX is a yearlong fellowship to study and work in Germany. CBYX is open to applicants in all career fields, though preference is given to students in STEM fields, agriculture, business, and vocational fields. Students traditionally underrepresented in study abroad opportunities are especially encouraged to apply. The fellowship is funded by the US and German governments through a grant provided by the US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, under the authority of the Fulbright-Hays Act of 1961, as amended. More information can be found here. The program includes: 

• 2 months intensive German language training
• 1 semester of study at a German university or university of applied sciences
• 5-month internship with a German company in the participant’s career field
• Transatlantic airfare, health insurance, and monthly living expense stipends
Prior German language knowledge is not required, though it is preferred. Applicants should have clear career goals and some relevant work experience in their career field, which may include summer, part-time, or internship work. Participants must be between the ages of 18-24, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, and be US citizens or permanent residents. The application deadline for the 2014-2015 program is December 1, 2013 

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Save the Children (D.C.), Spring David Guyer Gender Fellowship

Save the Children’s GIRL Project is a three-year project funded by the Nike Foundation, and supplemented by annual income from the Xerox Foundation endowment.  The GIRL project’s strategic objective is sustained increase in volume and quality of Save the Children’s programs serving girls.   The project supports and builds Save the Children’s commitment and capacity to ensure an intentional focus and response to the distinct gendered needs and barriers of our project beneficiaries, so that gender is an integrated lens for all our programs, both within SCUS and across Save the Children International. Based partly on the GIRL project, the Save the Children Movement’s gender Working Group has been drafting a gender policy, now under review.  This calls for greater attention to gender issues across our programming, and provides a context for the gendered tools and analyses supported by the GIRL Project.  The candidate is expected to work 35 hours/week, starting January 27, 2014 to May 16, 2014. A monthly stipend of $1,200 will be paid. For more information on requirements and application process, click here.

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Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities.

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Internship Possibilities with KIVA for January 2014!

kiva_121x64Kiva is currently hiring 30 intern positions for its 11th Internship Class. The Kiva Internship Program and Kiva Staff are dedicated to providing a rich educational experience and robust career development foundation for those interested in working on high-level Kiva initiatives.  The internship program offers recent graduates and early to mid-career professionals the opportunity to work with Kiva in their San Francisco headquarters.

The Internships begin January 23rd, and end in June 2014. For more information and the application, see Kiva’s Internship page here.  Candidates are asked to apply to the General Internship Role unless they have the specific qualifications needed for the more specific roles posted.

Kiva envisions a world where all people – even in the most remote areas of the globe – hold the power to create opportunity for themselves and others. Kiva believes providing safe, affordable access to capital to those in need helps people create better lives for themselves and their families.

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Public Affairs Fellow with Mother Jones in San Francisco (with monthly stipend)

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The public affairs fellowship at Mother Jones is a great opportunity for upstart changemakers looking to learn the tools of the media trade. Join Mother Jones and learn how an award-winning news shop amplifies its voice. Fellows assist in all aspects of promotion and outreach for Mother Jones reporting including tracking impact, researching new opportunities, and generally tending to all of the department’s little-but-vital things. This opportunity includes ongoing skills-building in media relations and communications and broader trainings in all aspects of nonprofit publishing.

This fellowship is full-time and is based in San Francisco. Fellows receive a stipend of $1,000/month supported by grants from the Irving Harris and Lannan Foundations (and by the generosity of their nearly 39,000 contributors). The fellowship lasts six months, with the opportunity to apply for an additional six months as a senior fellow (at an elevated monthly stipend rate).

Applications for a January 2014 start date are currently accepted. Applicants must be able to commit to this full-time position for the full six months. To apply, please send a résumé and cover letter to jobs@motherjones. com with “Public Affairs Fellow” in the subject line. No calls, please. You can learn more about the fellowship program here. For requirements and more information, click here.

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowship 2014-2015 Application Circle Is Open Now

index1Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows maintain full-time residence at the International Forum for Democratic Studies, NED’s research arm located in Washington, D.C. Dedicated to international exchange, the program offers a collegial environment for fellows to reflect on their experiences and consider lessons learned; conduct research and writing; develop contacts and exchange ideas with counterparts in Washington, D.C.; and build ties that contribute to the development of a global network of democracy advocates. The Forum hosts 16 to 20 Reagan-Fascell Fellows per year, divided into two five-month sessions:

  • Fall Session: October 1 – February 28
  • Spring Session: March 1 – July 31

The program offers two tracks, a practitioner track and a scholarly track. Our online portal for 2014-2015 fellowship applications in now open.  The application deadline is Tuesday, October 1, 2013.

images12Each fellow receives a monthly stipend for living expenses, plus health insurance and reimbursement for travel to and from Washington, D.C., at the beginning and end of the fellowship period. Fellows also receive a fully equipped office and research support through the Forum’s Democracy Resource Center and the Research Associates Program.

While in residence at the Forum, fellows have the opportunity to interact with staff and other visiting scholars and activists in the collegial environment at NED, and with the policy, media, and academic communities in Washington, D.C. Fellows are encouraged to consult with counterparts in the United States, and to participate in the many conferences and seminars held at NED and at the various universities, think tanks, and nongovernmental organizations in the metropolitan area. For more information and the application process, click here.