March 19, 2020 Newsletter

All Majors

Congratulations to the new inductees of the International Studies honor society Sigma Iota Rho, Adiah Bailey, Rong Fan, Jason Guo, Rachel James, Nandita Kannapadi, Kimberly Osbern, Hanna Paris, Fatima Rahman, Nathan Ruhde, and Sienna Warshawsky, and to the new sophomore adjuncts, Jordan Deskins, Okiemute Eyemaro, Alana Khan, and Kasey Pukys!

Summer Opportunities
Check on remote options for summer opportunities and continue to apply.  Find opportunities below, 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.

Need to Talk?
Email Professor McMann to schedule a Skype appointment.  She is happy to talk with you at any time.

Democracy Journal Internship
The Democracy: A Journal of Ideas offers Washington, DC-based internships in writing and editing and covers foreign topics. Applications for summer are due April 30.

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.

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

Make a Recommendation
More time to read for pleasure and watch films!  Suggest a book or film here.

A Suitable Boy
Centered on an attempt to arrange a marriage, this novel offers a window onto India’s post-independence politics and many engaging subplots.  Recommended by Kelly McMann.

Set in a small French town, this film follows a newly-married couple and the man’s descent into madness.  Recommended by Kimberly Osbern ’21.

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.