February 25, 2021 Newsletter

All Majors

Volunteer at the Virtual Choice Fair
March 5, 8:00-10:00 a.m. or 1:00-3:00 p.m., Virtual
Volunteer to speak to prospective majors about International Studies at the upcoming Virtual Choice Fair Friday, March 5. Sign-up here.

Government Contractor Positions
Much of the U.S. government work is done by contractors, and those positions are gateways into government employment.  For positions, see Monster.com (search U.S. Department of State, USAID, or another government agency), Guidehouse (one of the larger contractors), and this article for additional tips.

Jobs Forecast
See these slides from CWRU Professor of Economics Jenny Hawkins, especially the links embedded in them, for the forecasts for different job sectors popular with INTL graduates.

U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Internships
The deadline to apply for a summer 2021 internship with Chairman Bob Menendez is March 7, 2021 and with Ranking Member James Risch is March 20, 2021.

The Rocks Summer Grant 
Apply for CWRU’s The Rocks Experiential Learning Fellowship to fund summer 2021 internships and other opportunities.  Identify International Studies as a humanities major in the application, due March 7, 2021.  Many INTL majors have won this grant.

American Foreign Policy Council Internships
Interns work with foreign policy professionals on article publication and event planning. Summer 2021 applications are due March 15, 2021.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Internships
A variety of DC-based internships are offered. Applications for Summer 2021 are due March 15, 2021.

Cleveland Council on World Affairs Summer Internship
The CCWA is currently accepting internship applications for summer 2021. Applications are due March 26, 2021.

TIME General Body Meeting
February 28, 3:00 p.m., Virtual
Learn about The International and Multicultural Exchange (TIME) at its first general body meeting of the semester. Register here on CampusGroups.

2021 Global Gauntlet
March 3, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Virtual
Compete in the Cleveland Council on World Affairs’ World Trivia Challenge! Register in advance ($80 per four-person team, $25 per individual).

Korean Classes
Beginner’s classes on Thursdays, 5:00-6:00 p.m., Virtual
Intermediate classes on Thursdays, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Virtual
Korean classes are being offered by CWRU’s Korean American Student Association. No experience is required. Contact Elias Tew if interested.

A First Farewell
Online screening begins February 26, Cinematheque
The struggle of China’s Muslim Uyghur minority is depicted in this film about three Uyghur elementary school children. Online screening fee is $10.

German Studies Summer Internship
The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies in Washington, DC offers internships to strengthen German-American relations. Applications close April 1, 2021.

Russia, Putin, and the Pro-Democracy Movement
March 2, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Virtual
Join the Cleveland Council on World Affairs for a discussion about opposition figure Alexei Navalny and the strength of Russia’s opposition movement.

Un Film Dramatique
Online screening begins February 26, Cinematheque
A class of multicultural middle schoolers on the outskirts of Paris record their perspectives on current socio-political issues in this documentary-style film. Online screening fee is $12.

Variety Lights
Online screening begins February 26, Cinematheque
The conflicts in an Italian travelling vaudeville troupe are depicted in this Federico Fellini film. Online screening fee is $12.

Latin America
Center for Democracy in the Americas
Internships focus on building and improving relations between the United States and Cuba and Latin America. Summer 2021 applications are due March 15, 2021.

My Darling Supermarket
Online screening begins February 26, Cinematheque
Grocery store employees, and other essential workers, are celebrated in this documentary shot in Sao Paolo, Brazil. Online screening fee is $12.

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