November 19, 2020 Newsletter

All Majors

International Studies Capstone Presentations
November 19, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Virtual
Learn about International Studies seniors’ projects at the International Studies Capstone Presentations. View the list of presentations and obtain the Zoom link here.

Sigma Iota Rho Application
Applications for the International Studies Honor Society, Sigma Iota Rho, are now open! All upper-class students
are eligible to apply. Eligible sophomores may apply for adjunct membership. Apply by December 4.

Fall Advising Meetings
November 19-20, 23
Please schedule your fall advising meeting with Professor McMann here.  Be sure your calendar is set to Eastern Time.  You will receive a Zoom link in advance of the meeting.

Courses with International Content
Please consult the attached list when scheduling for the January term and spring semester.

Bipartisan Policy Center Internship
BPC offers full-time and part-time fall, spring, and summer internships. Interns are awarded a stipend. A few internships deal with foreign policy. Spring applications close December 1.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Internship
U.S. Chamber of Commerce internships offer opportunities in research, writing, and database management, several of which have an international focus. Spring 2021 applications are currently being accepted.

Treasury Headquarters Fellowship Program
Graduating seniors may apply to be a Junior Fellow for the U.S. Department of the Treasury and gain professional and developmental career experiences. Several fellowship programs have a foreign focus. There is no specific application deadline.

White House Fellowship
Spend a year working as a full-time, paid fellow to senior White House staff, cabinet secretaries, and other top-ranking government officials and studying U.S. foreign and domestic policy. Applications for the 2021-2022 Fellowship close January 6, 2021.

World Bank Internship
Graduating seniors enrolled in a full-time graduate study program are eligible to apply for this internship. Summer applications are due on January 31, 2021.

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Program
This 6-week summer program prepares undergraduate students for careers in international affairs. Summer 2020 applications are due February 9, 2021.

Reducing Nuclear Weapons and the Risk of Nuclear War
November 19, 4:00-5:30 p.m., Virtual
Join Steve Fetter, professor of public policy at the University of Maryland and founding member of The American Physical Society, for a lecture on nuclear threat reduction. Zoom link can be found here.

Students for Refugees Watch Party
November 19, 7:00-8:00 p.m., Virtual
Join S4R in watching Hope and Terror, an award-winning documentary about refugee families raising children in a war-torn world. Register through CampusGroups.

Best Practices in Applying to Graduate School
November 30, 1:00-2:00 p.m., Virtual
Join the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) to learn best practices for applying for graduate school and career opportunities. Register in advance.

Share Your Experience
International Studies majors have done amazing things!  Share your story with the admissions office for use with prospective students.

Japan-America Student Conference
US and Japanese students analyze the US-Japan relationship while visiting both countries. Scholarships are available. Deadline for the Summer 2021 Conference is December 11, 2020.

Koshien: Japan’s Field of Dreams
Online screening begins November 20, Cinematheque
View this fascinating documentary about the 100th annual Koshien, Japan’s annual national high school baseball tournament. Screenings fees are $10.

Online screening begins November 20, Cinematheque
This nonfiction thriller follows the investigate journalists who uncovered Romania’s corrupt healthcare system in the wake of 2015’s deadly Colectiv nightclub fire. Screening fees are $12.

Toby Dammit & La Jetée
Online screening begins November 20, Cinematheque
View some of France’s and Italy’s most iconic fantasy short films from the 1960s. Screening fees are $12.

Latin America
Amistad Meeting
November 20, 12:45-2:00 p.m., Virtual
Join Amistad, CWRU’s Spanish Conversation Club, for their next general body meeting. Join on CampusGroups for an email reminder with the Zoom link.

Spanish Capstone Presentation
November 20, 4:30 p.m., Virtual
Join the Modern Languages and Literatures department for a Senior Capstone presentation on the Spanish language. Enter meeting with this 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.