April 23, 2020 Newsletter

All Majors

Many summer and post-graduate plans have been cancelled or are in flux. This issue of the newsletter highlights summer and post-graduate opportunities for these uncertain times.

CWRU Summer Courses
For continuing students, consider a CWRU online summer course. Courses available for International Studies include ECON 103, AprANTH 102, HSTY 113 and numerous options for area and topical foci and foreign language study. Check in SIS.

Virtual Volunteering
These volunteer positions allow you to work remotely and, in some cases, on international topics.

COVID-19 Research
Volunteer as a research assistant on CoronaNet, a global effort to collect data on government responses worldwide to the pandemic. On the web page, go to the “joining the team” section.

Summer Positions
Pitch working remotely to organizations found on the International Studies web site, in the newsletter archives for this semester, on this list of international security and foreign policy internship organizations, and in this e-book of global organizations in a variety of fields.

Inter-American Dialogue Internships
The Inter-American Dialogue, which promotes democracy, prosperity, and equity in the Americas, offers a variety of internships. Summers applications are due May 1.

The Borgen Project
The Borgen Project, a non-profit organization aiming to end global poverty, offers telecommute internships in journalism, political affairs, and human resources.

Progressive Policy Institute Internships
PPI offers internships, some of which have an international focus. Summer applications are due May 15. Fall applications accepted beginning July 1.

U.S. Agency for International Development Internships
USAID offers internships during the academic year.  Application deadlines vary.

National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Internship 
The National Council offers fall internships. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

American Enterprise Institute Internship
AEI offers academic-year internships, some of which have an international focus, to recent graduates.  Application deadlines vary.

The National Endowment for Democracy
The National Endowment for Democracy offers a number of internship opportunities. The fall 2020 application period opened April 20.

The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies
AICGS offers internships and seeks to promote German-American relations. Fall internship applications are due June 1.

House of Representatives Ways & Means Committee Internship
Internships can include work on foreign issues, such as international trade agreements. Fall applications are due June 15.

American Foreign Policy Council
The Council offers internships year round. Fall applications are due July 1.

Max Kampelman Fellowships
The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe seeks recent undergraduates as interns.  Applications for fall fellowships are due July 15.

National Security Archive
The National Security Archive offers international relations internships. Fall applications are due by the end of July.

Refugees International Internships
Refugees International offers internships. Fall internship applications are due August 1.

Global Conversations
Join the Cleveland Council on World Affairs for its podcasts on global issues.

Courses with International Content
Please consult the attached list when scheduling for the fall semester.

Virtual Student Federal Service
International Studies majors have had excellent experiences interning remotely during the academic year for U.S. government agencies, including the Department of State.  Positions are listed beginning July 1.


Books and Films

Make a Recommendation
Contribute to the list of International Studies favorites!  Suggest a book, film, or TV series here.

La Seine était rouge
This novel, The Seine Was Red in English, describes a forgotten event in French history during the Algerian War, in which the Paris police attacked and killed Algerian protestors and threw their bodies into the Seine. Recommended by Rachel Rider ’20.

The Farewell
This true story of a Chinese-American family that returns to China to see their dying-grandmother who is unaware of her condition reveals the stark cultural differences between the Chinese Diaspora and Mainland Chinese. Recommended by Jason Guo ’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. During the COVID-19 pandemic, follow all government and public health restrictions and advice when taking advantage of these opportunities. CDC information and resources appear here