Funding: 2023 DIA STOKES Scholarship

Deadline: January 25, 2023

Open to: High school seniors, college freshmen and sophomores

Majors/fields: Foreign area studies, computer science, business administration, human resources, public administration, international relations, legal studies, political science, STEM fields, engineering or intelligence analysis

When: May to August over a 10–12-week period. Internship announcements typically open in September or October.

STOKES is a needs-based program offering tuition assistance to students enrolled at accredited colleges or universities, while providing challenging summer work and guaranteed employment in their field of study upon graduation. You will attend classes full-time during the academic year and work at DIA full time during the summer in positions related to your course of study. Once you graduate, you must commit to working at DIA for up to 18 months of continued service for each academic year of the STOKES educational sponsorship. You will also receive other federal and DIA benefits like annual and sick leave, federal holidays, the Civilian Fitness Program, foreign language program and Mass Transit Benefit Program.To be eligible, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be enrolled or seeking enrollment in an undergraduate degree program.
  • Be a high school student in your senior year at the time of application.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale.
  • Have exhibited leadership abilities through your extracurricular student activities, civic involvement, volunteer work or part-time employment.
  • As a college freshmen or sophomore, you will need to maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • All immediate family members have U.S. citizenship.
  • Maintain a security clearance. Dual citizenship holders are not eligible to receive a security clearance through this program.
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Job Postings: Teach for America Jobs and Fellowships

Deadline: Varies, See Below

Seniors and Graduate Students: Are you interested in challenging yourself in an impact-driven career? By joining Teach For America, you will become part of a majority-BIPOC network of leaders shaping our country’s political, economic, and social future. 

  • Want to explore if this is right for you and check out some of the inspiring ways Teach For America alumni are disrupting inequity across education, business, policy, law, medicine, and more? Grab coffee with your UT representative, Alyssa Gonzales-Kirk, here
  • Want to explore the application? Submit your 2-hour application to the 2023 corps by January 4th (Rolling Deadline) or by our final deadline on Friday, February 10th.
  • All majors accepted. Full salary and benefits + $5k-$10k stipend + up to $12k Americorps grant.

Juniors, Sophomores, and Freshmxn: Do you want to make a direct impact next semester? 

  • Consider applying to Teach For America’s Ignite Fellowship to work directly with elementary or middle school students this spring. We’re seeking college students to lead virtual, small group tutoring sessions with students during the school days. This is a part-time, paid opportunity to build meaningful relationships with youth, accelerate student success, and hone your leadership skills. Submit your application by Sunday, December 18.  
  • Want to learn more about the fellowship, watch a recording of our Info-Session. Before submitting your application, attend our Application Workshop on 12/15.
  • Explore the above opportunities and more by visiting the linktree for Julie Gunderson, your early opportunities representative.

Internship: Russian Life Magazine

Deadline: November 19, 2022

Russian Life seeks Digital Editor Interns to contribute to its online publication, The Russia File
Requirements:

  • Superb English writing skills (native English).
  • At least intermediate Russian reading ability.
  • Ability to write succinctly and knowledgeably about Russian culture (with little or no need for style editor intervention).
  • Excellent online search, fact-checking, and news survey skills.
  • Basic HTML skills and comfort with CMS and online blog editing systems, including image manipulation, or willingness to gain this skill.

This is a part-time internship that is scoped at 2-3 hours per week and has a modest stipend. It is an excellent opportunity for undergraduate or graduate students interested in building their skills in researching, translating, and writing on a wide range of topics.

If you feel you have what it takes, use the application form to submit your information.

Department of State Internship Opportunities and Events

Deadline: Varies, See Below

Internship opportunities

  • The U.S. Department of State’s paid Student Internship Program Summer 2023 is accepting applications through November 7 at 11:59 PM.  College juniors, seniors, or graduate students with at least 60 credit hours earned by the time the internship begins and with a cumulative 3.2 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale are encouraged to apply for this opportunity.  Note: Applicants are considered a college junior if they will be starting the junior year of college immediately following the completion of the internship.  See USAjobs.gov to apply.
  • The Critical Language Scholarship for 2023 is accepting applications through November 15 at 8 PM ET.  Each summer, American undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities across the country spend eight to ten weeks learning one of fourteen languages at an intensive study abroad institute in languages including Russian, Chinese, and Korean.  An informational webinar takes place November 8 at 1 PM ET.
  • The Rangel Summer Enrichment Program for 2023 is accepting applications through February 15, 2023.  This six-week  program is designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need.  Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students, with at least sophomore status on the date of the application deadline and must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.  Interested students can join an information session on the Summer Enrichment Program on November 3 at 5 PM ET.
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Volunteer Russia Specialist (Amnesty International, Remote)


Amnesty International USA seeks a volunteer Country Specialist to help monitor the human rights situation in Russia and support in mobilizing action to promote and protect human rights in these countries. AIUSA’s Country Specialists serve as country experts and strategists and are part of a corps of volunteer leaders known as the Coordination Group program, which is organized by sub world region.

The Russia Country Specialist will join AIUSA’s Eurasia and Turkey Coordination Group (also known as Cogroup), which consists of skilled, dedicated specialists working closely with AI staff and others to advance human rights in the Eurasia and Turkey region. This volunteer position is an exciting opportunity to contribute your human rights passion and expertise while leveraging and expanding your skills. You’ll get training and support by AIUSA and be part of a community of activists advancing human rights in Russia.

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Global Disinformation Lab-GDIL (University of Texas)

The Global Disinformation Lab (GDIL) is actively recruiting undergraduate and graduate researchers for all 8 of its student-driven research projects.

  • We are looking for students who are able to commit to on-going and new research projects at UT. No prerequisites required!
  • GDIL meetings are at 2:30pm on Fridays. We ask for a ~10-hour commitment from our student researchers. 
  • Everything you need to know about these projects, including how to apply, can be found on this page.
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Cultural Internship at FOMOSO

Deadline: September 30, 2022

  • Strong interest in (socio-) cultural topics in the region
  • 1-2 semesters study experience in, for instance, area studies (particularly Slavic, Eastern or Southeastern European Studies), arts, music, linguistics, cultural and literary studies, history, or likewise Or Relevant work / study / volunteer experience, e.g. apprenticeship / internship / long-term volunteering in the field of culture and arts / the region
  • Good command of German and/or English (ideally very good written command of one), knowledge of a language of the region is an advantage
  • Team-player, self-reflexive, curious, flexible, creative and reliable
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Communication & Social Media Internship at FOMOSO

Deadline: September 30, 2022

  • Interested in Central-Eastern and Southeastern Europe (including the Baltic States, Belarus & Ukraine) in a social and political sense
  • Very good/ excellent English and at best some German
  • Able to use social media
  • Very communicative
  • Being keen on sharing new ideas
  • Joy of communicating with others
  • Having a flair for Marketing & Public Relations
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Political Internship at FOMOSO

Deadline: September 30, 2022

  • Interested in Central-Eastern and Southeastern Europe (including the Baltic States, Belarus & Ukraine) in a social and political sense
  • English (Level C1/C2) and at best some German (willing to improve German)
  • Having very good writing skills
  • Being keen on doing research, categorisations, summaries and comparisons
  • Sharing ideas and being communicative
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