December 20, 2018 Newsletter

All Majors

Winter Break
Have an enjoyable and relaxing winter break!  Once you have re-energized, consider doing the following before returning to campus.

  • Apply for advertised summer or post-graduation positions.
  • Make a list of other organizations to which you will apply.  See your fall advising meeting notes, these resources, and the KSL e-book Careers in International Affairs.
  • Draft template cover letters and resumés.
  • Make a list of funding opportunities to which you will apply.
  • Develop your checklist for applying for funding.
  • Check in with your mentor (if you are a junior or senior) about your summer and/or post-graduation plans.

Director Kelly McMann will be advising students and hosting INTL events as normal during her spring semester sabbatical.  See you in 2019!

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.

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.

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 until January 11, 2019.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.


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 until 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

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.


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.