October 14, 2021 Newsletter

All Majors

RSVP – Career Workshop
October 23, 4:00-6:00p.m., Virtual
To enable more alumni during the pandemic to share their advice about internships, jobs, and careers, the International Studies Career Workshop will be virtual this year.  RSVP here to confirm that you will be able to attend. Co-sponsored by Sigma Iota Rho.

International Studies Breakfast and Dessert
Thursday, October 28, 8:45-9:45am, Mather House 100
Thursday, October 28, 4-5pm, Mather House 100
Please attend one or both of these events, which are an opportunity for prospective majors to learn about International Studies from current majors. RSVP by noon on Wednesday, October 27, to let us know which event you plan to attend. Contact Kasey Pukys with any questions.

June 30 INTL Studies Director Transition
Director Kelly McMann announced in a September 30 email to each major that she will step down June 30, 2022 and described the plans for selecting a new director.  Read the email here.

U.S. Department of State Internships
Applications for 2022 summer internships accepted through October 18. Internship assignments are both domestic and abroad.  Juniors focusing on international security and diplomacy should apply for post abroad for their INTL practicum.

Think Tank Research Internship
Collect data and write reports on social policy think tanks worldwide this semester with a University of Pennsylvania research team. Interested applicants should contact the TTCSP Intern Coordinator (ttcsp.interncoordinator@gmail.com) and cc project leads (keo35@case.edu,

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 18, 2021 for the Spring 2022 semester.

U.S. Department of Treasury Fellowship
In this two-year program, fellows will work in the U.S. Treasury’s Office of International Affairs. Applications are due October 29, 2021.

PPIA Junior Summer Institute
This program prepares juniors seeking careers in public service for graduate school. Applications are due November 1, 2021.

Truman Scholarship
Interested juniors should submit preliminary applications for this public affairs graduate school scholarship to Dean Amanda McCarthy by November 15, 2021.

Critical Language Scholarship Program
Summer 2022 CLS applications are now available. The application deadline is November 16, 2021.

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 Amanda McCarthy by November 30, 2021. 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, 2021.

The United Nations in a Changing World
October 19, 5:30-7:15 p.m., The Union Club
Join United Nations Secretary-General Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric for a discussion on how the UN can address global challenges. Student tickets are $5. Register in advance.

Graduate Program Open Houses
October 19 – November 18, Virtual
Register in advance for open houses each featuring graduate programs focused on a different foreign-related topic, such as Africa or sustainability.

Graduate School Open House
October 20, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Virtual
Join representatives from top graduate schools in international affairs, diplomacy, and public policy for one-on-one chats. Register in advance.
Japan Exchange and Teaching Program
Teach English in Japan after college through the JET Program.  Numerous International Studies alumni have secured positions in this competitive program. The 2022 program application deadline is November 12, 2021.

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships
Fellows undertake language study in Asia for an academic year. Applications are due December 31, 2021.

Xiao Wu (The Pickpocket)
October 21, 6:45 p.m., Cinematheque
The life of a struggling petty thief in a small Chinese town during the transition to a market economy is depicted. Tickets are $8 for those under 25 years old.

Germany’s New Government
October 15, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Virtual
Kent State Political Science Professor Mark Cassell will lead a discussion on Germany’s recent election and the implications for European Union leadership. Register in advance.

Quo Vadis, Aida?
October 16 7:00 p.m., October 17 8:30 p.m., Cinematheque
This Bosnian War drama follows a Bosnian United Nations translator as she attempts to protect her family at home. Tickets are $7 for those under 25 years old.

Juliet of the Spirits
October 16 9:05 p.m., October 17 3:30 p.m., Cinematheque
From Federico Fellini, this fantasy depicts a Roman woman who fears her husband is cheating on her. Tickets are $8 for those under 25 years old.

October 17, 3:00-5:00 p.m., Maltz Performing Arts Center
Enjoy music from Eastern Europe played on authentic folk instruments. Get tickets in advance here.

Latin America
Latin Americanist Conference
Submit a paper proposal to the Ohio Latin Americanist Conference, held February 25-26, 2022. Proposals are due December 10.

Salsa Lesson
October 19, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Village Dance Studio
Have a lesson with the Salsa Dance Club. Open to all CWRU students.

Middle East
Falafel Gyros
October 17, 4:00-6:00 p.m., Student Organization Center
Register on CampusGroups to cook falafel and gyros with the CWRU Cooking Club during fall break.

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