February 13, 2020 Newsletter

All Majors

Networking Follow-up
Seeking more guidance after last Thursday’s workshop? To improve your LinkedIn profile, schedule an appointment here.  For advice about the first conversation with a new contact, see pages 21-26 about informational interviews. 

Mr. Toilet
February 13, 6:45pm, Cinematheque
A documentary about global sanitation crusader Jack Sim.  Tickets are $7 for age 25 and under.

Medwish International
Volunteer at this organization in Cleveland to sort medical supplies for delivery to less affluent countries.

Center for Strategic & International Studies Internships
Paid internships for the summer and semesters are posted throughout the year, so monitor this web site.

Cleveland Council on World Affairs Summer Internship
The CCWA is currently accepting internship applications for summer 2020. Apply online.

National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Summer Internship
This program offers students a ten-week internship in the nation’s capital. The application deadline is February 21, 2020.

American Enterprise Institute Summer Honors Program
Intern at this Washington DC policy think tank, which examines foreign and defense policy, among other topics. The application deadline is February 24, 2020.

Brookings Institution
Internships at this think tank in Washington DC are offered in foreign policy and global economy and development, among other areas. Summer 2020 applications are due February 28, 2020.

The Carter Center Internships: Peace Programs
Several internships are available. Summer 2019 applications are due March 1, 2020.

U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Internships
The deadline to apply for a summer 2020 internship with Chairman James Risch is March 22, 2020 and with Ranking Member Bob Menendez is March 6, 2020.

American Foreign Policy Council Internships
Interns work with foreign policy professionals on article publication and event planning.  Summer 2020 applications are due March 15, 2020.

Max Kampelman Fellowship Program
Fellows work directly with Congressional offices, executive branch officials, and foreign diplomats on foreign policy issues. Summer 2020 applications are due March 15, 2020.

Fund for Peace Internships
The FFP offers internships at their DC office for students interested in conflict analysis, peace building, security and human rights. Applications for Summer 2020 are due March 15, 2020.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Internships
A variety of DC-based internships are offered. Applications for Summer 2020 are due March 15, 2020.

Women’s Foreign Policy Group Internship
This internship in Washington, DC introduces interns to aspects of foreign policy.  Summer 2020 applications are due March 25, 2020.

The Rocks Summer Grant
Apply for CWRU’s The Rocks Experiential Learning Fellowship to fund summer 2020 internships and other opportunities.  Identify International Studies as a humanities major in the application, due March 6, 2020.

SOURCE-AHSS Summer Grant
This summer research grant can also be used toward internships.  Consider other grant competitions on the SOURCE web site too.  SOURCE-AHSS applications are due March 6, 2020.

ThinkEnergy Fellowship
Learn from faculty, entrepreneurs, investors, and officials about energy technology, policy, entrepreneurship, and research.  INTL alumni held this fellowship as majors and found it worthwhile.  2020-2021 cohort applications are due by 9am on March 9, 2020.

How to Apply for a Grant or Fellowship
Find helpful advice about applying for grants and fellowships on the INTL web site.


Volunteer as a Mandarin Tutor
Mandarin tutors are needed for local elementary school students.

Artwork of Liu Wei
Until February 16, 2020, Cleveland Museum of Art
Learn about the work of contemporary Chinese artist Liu Wei.  Admission is free.

The Carter Center Internships: China Program
Internships focused on China are available. Summer 2020 applications are due March 1, 2020.

Nepal Reliance Organization
Teaching, medical, and public health internships, among others are available. Apply online.  An INTL alumna interned at this organization for her practicum.


My Night at Maud’s
February 14, 9:00pm, Cinematheque
February 15, 5:00pm, Cinematheque
One of director Éric Rohmer’s most beloved movies, this film follows the flirtations of a snowbound man and woman. Tickets are $7 for age 25 and under.

The Souvenir
February 16, 8:15pm, Cinematheque
This critically acclaimed film traces the relationship of a film student and a troubled older man. Tickets are $7 for age 25 and under.

Michelangelo’s Influence
Until February 23, 2020, Cleveland Museum of Art
Enjoy this exhibit on Michelangelo’s impact on Renaissance and later artists.  Admission is free.

Teach English in Poland
Apply to this 3-week summer opportunity. Applications are due February 16, 2020.

Latin America

Midnight Family
February 13, 8:35pm, Cinematheque
February 16, 6:30pm, Cinematheque
Enjoy this award-winning documentary about a family in Mexico City that scrapes by running a private ambulance service. Tickets are $7 for age 25 and under.

Organization of American States
Summer internships are available in Washington, DC and country offices. Application period closes February 23, 2020.

Center for Democracy in the Americas
Internships focus on building and improving relations between the United States, Cuba, and Latin America. Summer 2020 applications are due March 15, 2020.

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.