October 8, 2020 Newsletter

All Majors

Congratulations to INTL majors Zineb Benkirane and Jason Guo for being inducted into the Wolstein Society for their leadership, scholarship, community service, and professional activity.

International Studies Career Workshop
October 10, 4:00-6:00p.m., Virtual
See you Saturday!  If you have not already done so, please RSVP here.

Volunteers Needed for Prospective Majors Events
Thursday, October 22, 8:45-9:45am, Virtual
Thursday, October 22, 4-5pm, Virtual
Please attend one or both of these events, which are an opportunity for prospective majors to learn about International Studies from current majors.  Please RSVP.

Mitigating the COVID-19 Pandemic
October 17, 2:30-4:00p.m., Virtual
Come hear Professor McMann and her research collaborator, School of Medicine Professor Daniel Tisch, speak about their work on the COVID-19 pandemic.  Register for their session here. Spots remain under virtual attendance. Co-hosted by Sigma Iota Rho and the International Studies Program.

HACU National Internship Program
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities coordinates a variety of internships with federal agencies. Early deadline for summer 2021 internships is October 30, 2020.

Cultural Vistas Fellowship
Summer internship placements in Argentina, Germany, or Singapore. Applications are due November 15, 2020.

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
The Scoville Peace Fellowship offers recent graduates the opportunity to work full-time with non-profit and public-interest organizations. Applications close October 9, 2020 for the Spring 2021 semester.

PPIA Junior Summer Institute
Apply for a graduate level preparation program for juniors seeking careers in public service. Applications are due November 15, 2020.

Truman Scholarship
Interested juniors should submit preliminary applications to Dean Amanda McCarthy by November 15, 2020.

James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program
Graduates work at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C. Seniors should submit application information to Dean Amanada McCarthy by November 30, 2020. Juniors should meet with her to plan.

Projects for Peace
Propose a project to promote peace, broadly defined, anywhere in the world.  Multiple International Studies majors have won this grant.  It can be used as the INTL practicum.  Intent to apply deadline is December 1, 2020.


South African Entrepreneurship
October 8, 10:00a.m., Virtual
Join a discussion with Robert Kayihura of the Africa Practice Group at Covington & Burlington LLP to learn about South African entrepreneurship.


Shakespeare in Film and Television
October 13 4:30 p.m., Virtual
Lecturer James Newlin examines unconventional adaptations of Shakespeare’s works.

Russian Duo
October 15 7:30 – 9:00p.m., Virtual
Enjoy traditional Russian music. Reserve free tickets in advance.

From the East
Online screening begins October 9, Virtual
Understand life in Eastern Europe following the fall of the Soviet Union. Screening fees are $10.

Latin America

Central American Migration
October 12, 4:30-6:00p.m., Virtual
Watch this panel discussion on how U.S. involvement in El Salvador in the 1980s contributed today’s migration crisis.

Middle East

Middle East Institute
MEI offers unpaid fall, spring, and summer internships in all of its departments. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.


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.