March 12, 2020 Newsletter

All Majors

I hope you are enjoying spring break.  Reflecting COVID-19 precautions the university has taken…

• The newsletter will recommend a foreign film and book, rather than announce events, through April 9.  Contribute your book or film recommendation.

• Continue to apply for opportunities in the U.S. and overseas.  Because the impact of COVID-19 in the summer is unpredictable, apply to a variety of positions.  Find opportunities below and on the International Studies web site and in the newsletter archives for this semester.

Optional Spring Advising Meetings
April 3, 7, 9, 13, 14
Spring advising meetings are optional. If you would like to schedule a meeting with Professor McMann, you can do so here.  Be sure your calendar is set to Eastern Time.  Meetings will be by Skype unless informed otherwise.

Office Hours
Professor McMann will not hold regular office hours through April 3.  Email her to schedule a Skype appointment.

International Security Positions
Deadlines for international security positions beginning summer 2021 can be as early as this spring due to security clearance requirements.  If you are interested in such positions, begin to monitor and U.S. federal agency web sites regularly now.

Foundation for the Defense of Democracies Internships
Applications are currently being accepted for numerous internships at this Washington, DC think tank.

Refugees International
This nonprofit organization offers a variety of internships in its Washington, DC office.

Medwish Internships
This global health organization is currently accepting applications for internships in its Cleveland office.

American Enterprise Institute Internships
This Washington, DC think tank offers internships in foreign policy and politics of particular regions, among other areas.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

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.Summer Funding Opportunities
CWRU’s Baker-Nord Center offers three different grant competitions for summer funding.  Applications are due April 15, 2020.

International Volunteer HQ
Searching for a volunteer opportunity in a foreign country?  An International Studies alumna recommends this organization through which she found a volunteer position.

Internship Sources
See this list of international security and foreign policy internship organizations and this e-book of organizations in other global fields for additional internship ideas.

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

Books and Films

Half of a Yellow Sun
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel weaves together the lives of three individuals caught up in the Biafran War in 1960s Nigeria.  Recommended by Kelly McMann.

Das Leben der Anderen
Set in East Berlin in 1984, the thriller The Lives of Othersfollows a secret police officer who becomes involved in the life of a playwright he spies on.  Recommended by Kelly McMann.

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.