October 7, 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.

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.

Sigma Iota Rho Board Game Night / Mixer
October 7, 7:30-9:00 p.m., Thwing 101
Join the International Studies honor society for board games and socializing with other International Studies majors! All majors are invited. Feel free to drop by without RSVP!

U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program
Applications for 2022 summer internships will open October 8 and close 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.

Social Policy Think Tank Team Internship
Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program at the University of Pennsylvania is recruiting interns for this fall semester to collect data and write reports on social policy think tanks in teams. Interested applicants may contact the TTCSP Intern Coordinator (ttcsp.interncoordinator@gmail.com) and cc project leads (keo35@case.eduananyaga@sas.upenn.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.

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 29, 2021.

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. Application deadline is November 16, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. EST.

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.

Cultural Vistas Fellowship
Summer internships are available in Argentina, Germany, and Singapore. Applications are due December 11, 2021.

World Expo
October 9, 1:00-4:00 p.m., Thwing Ballroom
Join the Undergraduate Diversity Collaborative for an afternoon of free food, games, and showcases from UDC organizations. Register here.

Business as an Agent of World Benefit
October 19-28, Virtual
Participate in this free virtual forum featuring 10 days of conversations and presentations by more than 40 global business leaders and educators. Register here in advance.

October 14 9:00 p.m., October 15 7:00 p.m., Cinematheque
Two distantly connected strangers in Lagos each pursue their dream of starting a life in Europe in this  film.

Ellings-Korduba Fellowship Program
The National Bureau of Asian Research will award twelve-month fellowships to advanced undergraduates who focus on U.S. foreign policy in Asia. Applications for 2022-2023 are due December 13, 2021.

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

Navratri Garba
October 9, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Adelbert Gym
Celebrate this traditional Indian holiday with dance, authentic food, music, and friends. Register here.

American-Scandinavian Exchanges
Seniors are eligible to apply for educational and cultural exchanges between the United States and Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Applications are due November 1, 2021.

Federico Fellini Double Feature
October 8 8:45 p.m., October 9 5:00 p.m., Cinematheque
Enjoy two short fantasy films, The Temptation of Dr. Antonio and Toby Dammit. Tickets are $8 for those under 25 years old.

National Pierogi Day Party
October 9, 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., Polish Village
Enjoy music, food, and events at an autumn street fest in Polish Village.

Alla Boara
October 14, 7:30-9:00 p.m., Maltz Performing Arts Center
This Cleveland-based group plays diverse compositions of nearly extinct Italian folk songs. Get tickets in advance here.

Latin America
Freedom Fighters in Mexican Spaces
October 12, 4:00-5:15 p.m., Virtual
This virtual presentation by University of Pennsylvania scholar Maria Esther Hammack will highlight stories of Black Americans who left the U.S. prior to 1868 to claim their liberation in Mexico. Register in advance.

Flamenco: Continuing Evolution
October 14, 4:00-5:00 p.m., TBA
Register for a live, on-site educational performance of both traditional and avant-garde flamenco. Location is pending.

Middle East
Middle East Institute
MEI offers unpaid fall, spring, and summer internships. 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.