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Join International Studies Director Kelly McMann for a discussion of the state of democracy in the world
and a brief update on the CWRU International Studies Program.

Tuesday evening, January 29
Washington, D.C. 
Details will be posted here in coming weeks.

Hosted by the CWRU International Studies Program and the Alumni Association of CWRU.


December 6, 2018 Newsletter


Each newsletter announces international events in the Cleveland area during a seven-day period and international opportunities with deadlines in the near future. Newsletters are published during the academic year.


All Majors

Projects for Peace
Groups of students and individual students are eligible to submit project proposals. Deadline for intent to apply is December 15.

Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program
This Program offers funding over two years for graduate school, internships, or professional development for those interested in U.S. foreign policy. Applications are due December 21.

Lubrizol Global Communications Internship
Paid internships are available for both Spring and Summer 2019. Send resumes to Kelly Genova ( and online.

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Program
This 6-9 month paid fellowship in Washington, DC places individuals with nonprofit, public-interest organizations to work on issues such as peace and security. Applications are due January 7, 2019.

Global Health Corps Fellowships
This organization offer paid fellowships at health organizations in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the United States, and Zambia. Applications are due January 16, 2019.

CIC Career Fairs
January 8, 2019, New York City
Consider attending this organization’s career fair, which offers a broader array of employers than CWRU career fairs typically do.

Library of Congress Summer Internships
Interns assist with library’s collection and services, some of which are foreign-focused. Applications will be accepted from December 10, 2018 until January 11, 2019.

Sigma Iota Rho Publication Opportunity
Submit original articles for the annual issue of the Journal of International Relations by January 31, 2019.

Teach Abroad with CIEE
CIEE offers multiple programs to teach English in nine different countries. Applications have varying deadlines, check online.

Center for Strategic & International Studies Internships
Paid part-time and full-time internships are offered in the fall, spring, and summer. Applications for available internships are accepted on a rolling basis.

United Nations Foundation Internships
Applications for full-time and part-time internships are being accepted. Check online for the current open positions.

Samuel Huntington Public Service Award
Graduating college seniors can apply for a $15,000 stipend to pursue a year of public service anywhere in the world. Application is due January 18, 2019.

Cleveland Foundation Summer Internship Program
Apply by January 21 for this 11-week paid internship with Cleveland-area nonprofit and public sector organizations, including some with an international focus.

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program
This six-week program offers students a greater understanding of careers in international affairs. Applications are due February 5, 2019.

Rumi Forum Internships
Rumi Forum is offering unpaid, flexible internships this spring. Contact for more information.

Cleveland Council on World Affairs Internships
Applications for spring internships are now being accepted.

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
Contact Karin Wishner at (216) 781-4560 ext. 5010 or for internship opportunities.

UST Internship Opportunity
UST, an immigrant and refugee services organization, is currently seeking two interns. Interested students can apply here.



Japan-America Student Conference
American and Japanese students have the opportunity to join a delegation to discuss historical and future U.S.-Japan relations. The application deadline is December 31.

Korea-America Student Conference
Students will have the opportunity to represent the U.S. in this academic and cultural exchange conference. The application deadline is December 31.

Japanese Language Speech Contest
Showcase your Japanese language skills while competing for a scholarship and other prizes. Applications are due January 18, 2019 and the competition will take place in Dublin, OH on March 2, 2019.



Discussion of Anti-Semitism
December 6, 4pm, Mather House 100
Join Judaic Studies Professor Jay Geller for a discussion with Indiana University Professor Günther Jikeli, who studies contemporary European anti-Semitism.

December 7, 12-1:30pm, City Club of Cleveland
Günther Jikeli of Indiana University-Bloomington will discuss American and global anti-Semitic trends. Tickets are $37.

European Healthcare
December 7, 12:30-1:30pm, KSL Dampeer Room
Professor Joe White will discuss healthcare in Denmark, England, France, and the Netherlands.

Spanish Conversation Hour
December 7, 12:45-2pm, Tinkham Veale University Center, Room 140
For all-level Spanish-speakers to practice in a relaxed setting.

Images of the Prophet Muhammad
December 7, 5:30-7:30pm, Cleveland Museum of Art
Christiane Gruber, professor of the History of Art at the University of Michigan, will discuss Persian and Turkish images of the Prophet Muhammad produced from the 14th century to modern day. A reception will follow.

Rendezvous in July
December 8, 5pm, Cinematheque
December 9, 8:50pm, Cinematheque

A group of young French artists and bohemians try to rebuild their lives after WWII. Tickets are $8 for age 25 and under.

After the Fox
December 8, 7:15pm, Cinematheque

An Italian thief posing as a film director plans to smuggle gold into Europe. Tickets are $9 for age 25 and under.

Teaching Assistant Program in France
Spend seven months teaching English to French students of all ages. The application deadline for the 2019-20 school year is January 15, 2019.

Designing an Earthly Paradise
Exhibit open from October 29 to January 13, 2019, Cleveland Museum of Art
This exhibit showcases textiles and books designed by British artist and novelist William Morris.

Teach English in Poland
Students are invited to apply for this 3-week summer cultural exchange program. Applications are due February 1, 2019.


Latin America

Spanish Conversation Hour
December 7, 12:45-2pm, TVUC, Room 140
For all-level Spanish-speakers to practice in a relaxed setting.

December 7, 7pm, Cinematheque
December 8, 9:20pm, Cinematheque
Two thieves steal artifacts from the Mexican National Museum of Anthropology. Tickets are $8 for age 25 and under.

Armed Conflict and Peacebuilding in Colombia
Students interest in conflict resolution are invited to apply for this 3-week summer program. Program and scholarship applications are due by December 12. Contact for more information.

InterReligious Task Force on Central America
Internships are available at this Cleveland-based interfaith group that promotes peace and human rights in Central America and Colombia. Apply online.


Middle East

Images of the Prophet Muhammad
December 7, 5:30-7:30pm, Cleveland Museum of Art
Christiane Gruber, professor of the history of art at the University of Michigan, will discuss Persian and Turkish images of the Prophet Muhammad produced from the 14th century to modern day. A reception will follow.


The International Studies Program does not endorse or sponsor the fellowships, internships, jobs, and other opportunities listed in the newsletter.  Students are encouraged to evaluate them.

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