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Job: Franklin Fellows Program (Dept. of State)

Deadline for Applications: July 27, 2018

The Franklin Fellows Program is a unique and innovative program that taps citizens’ knowledge and enables approved organizations to promote public service by their professionals. Mid-career and more senior Franklin Fellows work on issues of vital importance to the United States, such as trade and financial policy, entrepreneurship, counterterrorism, regional issues, human rights, and trans-national diseases. Fellows are not compensated by the Department of State. Rather, their employers or other organization sponsor them, or they sponsor themselves. They return to their home organizations and communities with a much-enhanced knowledge of foreign and development policy and government operations and culture. If your organization has an international focus, allowing your employees to spend a sabbatical year as a Franklin Fellow can be an ideal way to develop their talent and position your organization to excel.

What is the Franklin Fellows Program?

Franklin Fellows are senior and mid-level professionals who serve a one-year unpaid fellowship at the Department of State or at USAID.

Working as experts and consultants on a wide range of issues and subjects, Franklin Fellows contribute their knowledge, experience, and specialized skills. While at State or USAID, Franklin Fellows gain first-hand insight into the world of foreign policy and development.

Franklin Fellows must be American citizens, with a minimum five years’ experience, and able to get a security clearance.

The Franklin Fellowship is not a path to employment at the Department of State or USAID.

After their year in Government, most “sponsored” Fellows return to their academic institutions, private-sector companies, and non-governmental organizations. The Franklin Fellowship is ideal as a sabbatical year for academics, or as an executive development program for the private sector, NGOs, and state and local government.

Some Fellows are “self-nominated” who use the Fellowship as an investment in their future, developing skills and rounding out their experience.

For more information, click here.

Internship: Virtual Intern (EducationUSA)

Deadline for Applications: July 31, 2018

Project Description

This internship is perfect for students interested in working with a dynamic group of students and supporting the future leaders of Ukraine. Interns will develop their cross-cultural, communication, presentation, and leadership skills as they work with the U.S. Embassy’s target audience of regional youth populations and internally displaced persons from Crimea and Donbas. In addition, interns will gain practical experience in international student advising.
EducationUSA is a U.S. Department of State network of advising centers in over 175 countries. Advising centers in Ukraine provide prospective applicants to U.S. colleges and universities with accurate, comprehensive, and timely information on opportunities to experience U.S. higher education. Interns selected for the project will work under the supervision of EducationUSA center in Kyiv and engage with students in the country-wide Competitive College Club program.
EducationUSA Ukraine is looking for two interns to work with a cohort of about 70 Ukrainians seeking admission to Bachelor, Master’s, or PhD programs in the U.S. Interns will engage with students by leading virtual workshops/presentations on the U.S. admissions process, campus culture, and American culture; proof reading essays, sharing their own college experiences, and co-leading book discussions.

Required Skills or Interests

-Analytical writing
-Editing and proofreading

For more information, and to apply, click here.

Internship: Virtual Student Federal Service Intern (Dept. of State)

Deadline for Applications: July 31, 2018

The U.S. Department of State is currently accepting applications for the Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS).

The Virtual Student Federal Service is the largest virtual internship program in the world! This year we will offer 1,500 positions with 50+ federal agencies. VSFS offers unique mentoring and exposure to job opportunities within the U.S. government.

Each year, applications are open to U.S. college students during the entire month of July on USAJOBS. Real experience is waiting for students across the federal government, including at NASA, Smithsonian, U.S. Department of State, Forest Service, Indian Health Service, CIA, National Park Service and others. Learn moreabout the projects offered for 2018 through 2019. To #ApplyinJuly to their top three projects, students must log on to USAJOBS, create an account, build a resume, write a statement of interest, and upload a transcript.

Students play an important role in moving the government forward from analog to digital. There’s something for everyone: graphic design, research, mapping, videography, history, analysis, marketing, community management, writing, calculation, policy planning, app development, and more!

eInterns should expect to spend ten hours a week on their project from September through May. This is unpaid, volunteer work, but eInterns make connections that make a difference, gain valuable experience, and sometimes get course credit. All applicants must be U.S. citizens in student status at a university in the U.S. or abroad. VSFS is open to undergrad through PhD candidates taking classes full or part-time, in-person or on-line.

Funding: Small Research Grants Program (The Spencer Foundation)

Deadline for Applications: July 11, 2018

The Small Research Grants program is intended to support education research projects with budgets of $50,000 or less. In keeping with the Spencer Foundation’s mission, this program aims to fund academic work that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived.

Historically, the work we have funded through these grants has spanned, a range of topics and disciplines, including education, psychology, sociology, economics, history, and anthropology, and they employ a wide range of research methods. The following examples of recently funded small grants illustrate the diversity of what we support:

  • an experimental study of how college students use visual representations in solving math problems
  • a study exploring the process of racial and rural identity formation among African American high-school students who attend de facto segregated schools in the rural South
  • a mixed-methods study focusing on the different types of knowledge novice and experienced teachers draw on in teaching for reading comprehension

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CFP: Annual Conference in NOLA (AATSEEL)

Deadline for Submissions: July 1, 2018

The AATSEEL Call for Papers is now available

In addition to regular conference panels and events, the program will now include panel streams. These streams will promote greater cohesion among conference panels and foster a broader dialogue throughout the conference. The result can be a series of mini-conferences within the framework of our larger conference. There will be two stream sessions (“A” and “B”). The panels in each session will meet simultaneously, so members may apply for no more than one “A” stream and one “B” stream. All conference attendees are welcome to attend stream panels, but participants in a stream are expected to attend all of the panels in their stream.

The stream topics for 2019 are:
Friday Streams
1A: Acquisition of Vocabulary at the Intermediate/1 to Advanced/2 Levels of Proficiency
2A: Issues in teaching lower-level language courses: strategies and practices
3A: Moscow Conceptualism
4A: Corpora Based and Corpora Driven Research and Language Instruction
5A: Platonov
6A: AWSS Sponsored Stream: Gender and Sexuality within Slavic Studies
7A: Monopolifonic/polimonologic Tolstoevsky or Spirited in Flesh

Saturday Streams
1B: Approaches to Teaching Slavic Languages: Connecting Forms and Functions and Creating Meaning
2B: Mimesis in Russian Art and Aesthetic Theory
3B: Supporting Characters in the Soviet Cinema of 70s-80s
4B: Inclusive Pedagogies in Slavic Languages
5B: Red Migrations: Marxism and Mobility in the early 20th Century
6B: Spontaneity, Negativity, Anarchism in Russian Culture
7B: The Russian Medical Humanities

Complete descriptions can be found at: https://www.aatseel.org/program/2019-streams/

All AATSEEL members are eligible to submit paper proposals to any one of the streams listed above.
Proposals should be submitted through the regular submission website as an “Individual Paper” with the title of the stream selected in the drop-down menu on the proposal form.
Please do not send submissions directly to the stream organizers.
Please submit your proposals by April 15, 2018 (for early consideration) or July 1, 2018.
For more information, visit the AATSEEL website.
All proposals must be made through the online submission process – no emailed proposals will be accepted.

CFP: X International Virtual Forum (Dangguk Uni.)

Deadline for Submissions: July 15, 2018

Call for conference papers and participants.

Deadline July 15, 2018

The X International Virtual Forum, IMAGES OF RUSSIAN STUDIES IN VIRTUAL INFORMATIONAL SPACE, will take place September 28-30, 2018 at Dangguk University, Cheonan, Republic of Korea. The aim of the forum is to unite the linguists, methodologists, cultural experts, literary experts, and teachers from different countries in order to identify and analyze cutting edge issues in the humanities, search for the ways to increase efficiency of the international cooperation, and cultural communication in person and virtually. Faculty and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Sections will address:

  • New horizons in Literature.
  • Innovations in Philology.
  • The increasing role of Bilingualism in Modern Society: Bilingual Education.
  • Translation and Cross-cultural Communication.
  • Foreign Languages and Teaching Methodology, Cross-cultural Aspects of Pedagogy.
  • Sociocultural Problems of the International Migration and Demography
  • Information Technologies and Smart-Technologies in Education.
  • Methodology of the Digital Education, Multimedia.

The forum languages: English, Russian, Korean.

The forum will be held via ADOBE CONNECT PRO MEETING and Skype with the virtual participants. Papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings.

The forum will offer seven discussion panels via a connected communication infrastructure, which will facilitate discussion on innovative developments in theory and practice of education, cross-cultural and migration problems, bilingual education and translation, smart-technologies, problems in philology and literature. Each discussion panel will consist of co-chairs, forum participants, and teachers from leading universities, and the virtual participants.

The participants of the forum will be awarded certificates.

The deadline for submitting the application is 15 July 2018.

For registration and further information visit: https://forum-korea2018.bsu.ge/

Internship: Peace Corp Volunteer Openings (Peace Corps)

Deadline for Applications: July 1, 2018

Hundreds of new positions have opened up on the Peace Corps website with exciting new opportunities in Albania and Armenia!

Albania

Armenia

Visit https://www.peacecorps.gov to find out more about the program

Language Training: First Year Russian Online (Wayne State Uni.)

Deadline for Applications: July 3, 2018

Wayne State is offering the first year of Russian online this summer. Classes will be taught Tuesday and Thursday, 12:00PM – 03:20PM live online via Blackboard Collaborate (free to students who register).

More information is available here: http://www.clas.wayne.edu/languages/Online-Russian

Students can apply here: https://cardinal.wayne.edu/apply/ug.php  and can direct any other questions not addressed on information page to Laura Kline at af7585@wayne.edu

Funding: Small Event Grants (CES)

Deadline for applications: December 1, 2017 for spring events; July 1 2018 for fall events.

CES Small Event Grants support workshops, lectures, symposia and other small events that share research on Europe with a wider community. Individuals affiliated with CES member institutions are eligible to apply for grants ranging from $300 to $1500.

Grants are awarded twice a year, in January for events taking place in the Spring semester, and July for events taking place in the Fall semester. A multi-disciplinary selection committee chooses winners and awards grants based on proposed event budgets and available funds. Any institution that receives a grant must agree to brand the event as “sponsored by the Council for European Studies” and provide an audio-visual or other record of the event. CES also provides promotional support for events either fully or partially funded by this program.

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