March 24, 2022 Newsletter

All Majors 

Russia’s War in Ukraine 

Thursday, March 24th, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., TVUC, Ballroom A 

Join International Studies Director Kelly McMann and Professors David Clingingsmith, Ken Ledford, and Roman Sheremeta to learn about pressures on Putin to end the war in Ukraine, including economic sanctions and Ukrainian resistance. Free. 


Optional Spring Advising Meetings 

April 4, 6, 11
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.  


Institute for Policy Studies Internship 

The deadline to apply is March 27. 


International Development Careers 
Sunday, March 27, 11:00 – 1:00 p.m., Mather House Room 100 

Alumna Sarah Tolbert ’09 will describe how to build a career in international development. Please RSVP. 


Environmental Conservation 
Monday, March 28, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m., Senior Classroom B, TVUC
Alumna Sarah Tolbert ’09 will share her experience working with local African communities to protect gorillas.   


Cleveland Humanities Festival  

Through March and April, the festival will probe the idea of “discourse” through art, literature, and music; some events are foreign-focused.  


Cleveland International Film Festival 

March 30 – April 9, Playhouse Square 

Watch documentaries on humanitarian issues, hilarious 10-minute shorts, foreign flicks, and films screened in virtual reality. Admission ranges from $0-$25.  


Mayor Bibb’s International Meet & Greet 

Wednesday, March 30, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., Cleveland Public Library 

Meet Mayor Justin Bibb and hear how Cleveland is connecting with the international community. 


Cleveland Council on World Affairs Internship 

CCWA is looking for two Model UN interns and an international exchange intern, among other summer interns. Apply by April 1.   


Future Global Leaders Scholarship
Junior and senior women pursuing careers in international trade are encouraged to apply for this scholarship, which includes mentorship. Applications are due April 1. 


Defense Intelligence Agency Summer Internship 

Work with professionals in intelligence, technology, human resources, and other international related fields. Applications are due April 1.  


Women in International Trade Scholarships 

Merit-based scholarships to support women studying all aspects of international trade Applications are due April 1. 


How to Prepare for Climate Change 

Wednesday, April 6, 5:30 p.m., The Union Club 

Join bestselling author David Pogue for an uplifting discussion. Student admission is $5. 


Governance and Local Development Internship 

Work with a research team on questions of human welfare globally. Applications are due April 10.   


APSIA Internships
The Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs is seeking summer interns in international communication and marketing. Summer application deadline is April 16. 


Best Practices in Applying to Graduate School 

Tuesday, April 19 

Attend this free webinar on best practices in applying to international affairs graduate programs. 


Wright-Plaisance Fellowship for Study Abroad
A fellowship for pursuing post-baccalaureate study at a university in Europe or South America. Applications are due April 29.  


Rocks Funds 

This grant funds summer experiences, including INTL 399 practicums. International Studies majors are eligible. Applications are due April 29.  

Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker 

Oxford is currently recruiting volunteers for their international data collection team. 


International Center for Journalists Internship 

Gain experience in developing international journalism programs in this paid internship. 


Center for Global Development Job 

CGD is accepting applications for its research assistant and program coordinator positions.  


Project Coordinator at Harvard University 

The Arctic Initiative at Harvard’s Belfer Center is hiring a project coordinator to work on climate policy and arctic community resilience. CWRU alumna Brittany Janis, is happy to answer questions.  


Truman Center for National Policy Fellowship 

Fellowships are virtual and will support work in national security and foreign policy.   


Center for a New American Security Internship 

A six-month internship involving policy research and writing and exposure to national policy debates and decision-makers.  


Tips on Building a Federal Resume
Federal employment resumes differ from traditional resumes in several ways. View these tips. Some agencies prefer that you use their resume builder. 


Tips to Prepare for a Security Clearance
View these five tips for preparing for a security clearance in advance. 


Medwish Internships
This global health organization is currently accepting applications for internships in its Cleveland office. 


American Enterprise Institute Internships
This Washington, DC think tank offers foreign policy and regionally-focused internships.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled


The Olive Tree of Justice 

Friday, March 25, 7:00 p.m., Cinematheque 

A young Frenchman returns to his North African hometown to tend to his dying father. Special admission is $11. 



Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom 

Sunday, March 27, 4:50 p.m., Cinematheque 

A teacher is sent to a remote school in a Himalayan village where there is neither electricity nor school supplies. General admission is $10.  


Holi Celebration 

Friday, April 1, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Freiberger Field 

Join the Center for International Affairs for a Holi Celebration. 


The Power and Poetry of Music 

In this free exhibition, contemporary Chinese artist Peng Wei addresses the vital role of music and the arts during the COVID-19 pandemic.  


Service Fellowship in India 

The American India Foundation provides service opportunities through host organizations in India.  Applications for the 2022-2023 fellowship cycle accepted beginning April 2022.   


National Bureau of Asian Research Undergraduate Diversity Fellowship 

First-years, sophomores, and juniors from certain minority groups are eligible for this foreign policy summer program. The deadline to apply is March 27. 


Environmental History in Afghanistan 

Thursday, March 24, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m., online 

A talk by Shah Mahmoud Hanifi, Professor of History, James Madison University. 



Ukrainian Easter Bazaar 

March 26-27 and April 2-3, Cleveland 

Pysanky, Ukrainian Easter eggs, and kits to create your own will be available to purchase.  



Saturday, March 26, 8:55 p.m., Cinematheque 

In this docudrama, a middle-aged academic in Copenhagen recounts his journey as a child refugee. General admission is $10. 


Supplies for Ukrainian Refugees 

A donation box is on the first floor of the Health Education Campus, Room 160.  Medical supplies preferred but non-medical also accepted. 



Recording available 

INTL Director Kelly McMann and more than 90 other scholars of Eurasia provided insight into the war in 15-minute talks during this 24-hour Zoom-a-thon fundraiser.