April 29, 2021 Newsletter

All Majors

Congratulations to International Studies major Fatima Rahman who was selected Outstanding Senior in the university Student Leadership Award competition!

Optional Spring Advising Meetings
May 3
Spring advising meetings are optional. If you would like to schedule a meeting with Professor McMann, you can do so here.  Be sure your calendar is set to Eastern Time.  Meetings will be by Zoom.

Courses with International Content
Please consult the attached list when scheduling for the fall semester.

Call for Honor Society Officers
Serve as President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, or Adjunct Liaison of the CWRU chapter of Sigma Iota Rho, the International Studies Honor Society, in the upcoming academic year. Applications are due at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 2. Email SIR President Kimberly Osbern with any general questions.

Center for a New American Security Internships
CNAS is accepting applications for its Joseph S. Nye internship program in research, communications, or development. Internships run for six months and a stipend is provided. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Brown Immigration Law
Brown Immigration Law’s Cleveland Office is seeking case managers to assist attorneys in preparing legal filings. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Internships
The center is seeking virtual, paid interns interested in policies to reduce the threat of nuclear weapons and increase peace and security. Applications are due April 30.

Black Girl 44 Scholarship
Created by Obama White House alumna Deesha Dyer, this scholarship funds Black/African American undergraduate women’s internships in politics or public service. Applications are due May 1.

Max Kampelman Fellowships
The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe seeks recent undergraduates as interns.  Applications for summer fellowships are due May 7.

Rotary Peace Fellowship
Rotary awards fully funded fellowships to study in their master’s degree program or professional development certificate program. Applications close May 15, 2020 for the 2022-2023 fellowship.

The National Endowment for Democracy
The National Endowment for Democracy offers numerous internships. The fall 2021 application period opened April 20.

Netherland-America Foundation Essay Challenge
The Netherland-America Foundation is accepting essays on global problems and their solutions. Cash prizes awarded. Deadline for submission is June 30.

ENGin Speaking Buddies
ENGin is seeking volunteers to be paired with Ukrainian students to video chat one hour/week to improve their spoken English. Fill out this form to volunteer and email info@enginprogram.org with any questions.

Advanced Digital Strategies: Nestlé as a Global Brand & Thought Leader
April 29, 4:00-5:30 p.m., Virtual
Leaders from Nestlé’s Advanced Digital Strategies will discuss ways in which their company has become a thought leader in the food and beverage industry. Register for Zoom link.

Literature Against the Pandemic
April 30 & May 7, 12:45-2:00 p.m., Virtual
Various authors will read aloud works of literature, followed by CWRU students and faculty reading the English translations. Zoom link and list of authors can be found here.

Eat African Cuisine in Cleveland
View this recent article by This is Cleveland.

The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies
AICGS offers internships and seeks to promote German-American relations. Fall internship applications are due June 1.

About Endlessness
Online screening begins April 30, Cinematheque
Swedish filmmaker Roy Andersson ponders the human condition through several sketches spanning WWII to the present day. Online screening fees are $12.

Paris Calligrammes
Online screening begins April 30, Cinematheque
Reflections on Paris in the 1960s are depicted in this film. Online screening fees are $12.

Middle East and North Africa
National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Internship 
The National Council offers fall internships. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Entrepreneurship in Egypt and Jordan
April 29, 11:30 am, Virtual
Hear about INTL Major Alana Khan’s research.  Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 970 2392 9088
Passcode: 662801

10 Years of War in Syria
May 4, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Virtual
Former U.S. ambassadors will lead a conversation on the state of affairs in Syria and the region’s ongoing instability. The event will be livestreamed.

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