September 3, 2020 Newsletter

All Majors

Overcoming Obstacles to Entrepreneurship
September 12, 2:30-4:00p.m., Nord 400 or Virtual
Interested in global business or international development? Attend this interactive workshop with CWRU Professor Michael Goldberg, who advises aspiring entrepreneurs around the world, including in low income countries. Register for his session here. See future workshops too. Co-hosted by Sigma Iota Rho and the International Studies Program.

International Studies Career Workshop
October 10, 4:00-6:00p.m., Virtual
Mark your calendars to attend this virtual workshop, where International Studies alumni speakers will share advice about summer internships, first jobs, and careers.  Co-sponsored by Sigma Iota Rho.

Advising Appointments
If you would like to meet with Professor McMann at the beginning of the semester, you can sign up for an appointment here.  Meetings will be either by Zoom or on campus outside and decided in advance.

Summer 2021 National Security Agency Internships
Applications for dozens of Summer 2021 NSA programs are open now.

The Rangel Graduate Fellowship
This fellowship leads to a career in the U.S. Foreign Service. Deadline to apply is October 14, 2020.

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program
This fellowship leads to a career in the U.S. Department of State upon completion of the program. Deadline to apply is October 21, 2020.

U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program
Apply for a variety of internships for summer 2021 with the U.S. Department of State. Application deadline September 16.

Careers in International Affairs
Consider graduate subfields in international affairs and subsequent career paths as described by the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs.

Virtual Volunteering
Explore virtual volunteer opportunities through CCEL. Some opportunities have an international focus.

Remote Learning Mentoring Program
US Together is seeking mentors to assist children of refugee and immigrant families in the Cleveland area impacted by remote learning this semester. Contact Melissa Mattwig,, if you are interested in participating.


Made in Bangladesh
Online screening begins September 4, Cinematheque
A Bangladeshi textile worker organizes a union as an urgent cry for workers’ rights and female solidarity. Screening fees are $10.

CCEL Serves
Apply to be a CCEL Serves Leader, which includes opportunities to tutor Mandarin Chinese to elementary youth. Register through CampusGroups for additional dates and sites.


Entrepreneurship in the Canary Islands
September 3, 10:00am, Zoom Webinar Event
Moisés Darío Santana Quintana, managing director of the Asociación Canaria de Startups, discusses growing entrepreneurship in the Canary Islands, Spain. Register through Campus Groups or view the broadcast on Facebook Live.

Latin America

CWRU Polyglot Gathering
September 5, 3:00pm, Zoom
Dr. Puñales-Alpizar, Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies, will discuss the surprises of studying a new language. Join by Zoom link.

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.