April 30, 2020 Newsletter

All Majors

Like last week’s newsletter, this issue 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, ANTH 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.

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.

Coronavirus in Conflict Zones
May 7, 4:00-5:00pm, via Zoom
The Cleveland Council on World Affairs host Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Senior Fellow Jarrett Blanc to discuss the impact of the coronavirus on countries experiencing conflict.

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

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.

The Kite Runner
This novel follows the lives of a wealthy boy and the son of one of the wealthy family’s servants as they grow up in Kabul. Recommended by Ryan Arvizu ’20.

Available on Netflix, this film by Alan Yang depicts the new life of a Taiwanese immigrant worker in the Bronx, New York. Recommended by Shanice Gitau ’23.

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