Tag Archives: February 2016

Travel: Warsaw Study Visit (Poland)

Deadline: February 24, 2016

Study visit to Warsaw involving stakeholders from V4 countries and Ukraine is a first activity within the project. During the visit we would like to arrange a several round table discussion between Visegrad experts and Ukrainian guests, as well as specialist seminars. Also, we will establish cooperation with one of the Polish energy companies in order to organize an presentation regarding solutions and good practices in ICS cyber security.

The two-day programme, March 15-18, 2016, consists seminars, round table discussions  and presentations on protection of critical infrastructure in Europe, geopolitics game behind Nord Stream II, energy sector computer emergency response teams, European security challenges, information security and more. We are looking for IT & energy experts, officials, opinion leaders, NGO representatives, academia representatives, aspiring security leaders and managers. If you are interested in cyber security, energy sector and geopolitics and your nationality is either Polish, Ukrainian, Slovak, Czech or Hungarian, you are welcome to apply.

Flight tickets, accommodation and meals during the visit are provided. Participating in the project is free of charge. If you wish to apply for the visit, please fill out the form or contact Mr. Kamil Gapiński (kgapinski@pulaski.pl) for more information!

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Professional Development: Spring European Diplomacy Workshop: Eastern Partnership (Warsaw, Poland)

Deadline: March 21, 2016

To Apply Click Here!
(Submit a current CV in Europass format)

The European Diplomacy Workshop (EDW) is a week-long program, April 18-23, 2016, devoted solely to the Eastern Partnership, European Neighborhood Policy and European Union Foreign Policy. Based on workshops from experts in the fields of EU Foreign Policy (Eastern Partnership and European Neighborhood Policy), and hands-on skills training in International Negotiations, Leadership and Public Speaking, the European Diplomacy Workshop is designed for emerging political and social leaders, public servants and non-governmental representatives who are eager to learn how to influence the changing context of their country. The EDW is a forum for exchanging experiences, discussing challenges and developing cooperation, giving participants opportunities to broaden their EU and regional specific knowledge and acquire and practice essential skills necessary for shaping the modern world. The program is organised in cooperation with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and PZU.

Curriculum:
  • 40 hours of rigorous lecturers, seminars, workshops, study visits and simulations
  • Unique combination of practice and theory, allowing participants to both participate in traditional lectures and engage in the learning process
  • Meetings with top-level EU officials and diplomats. Previous editions have met with Senator Richard Lugar, Professor Danuta Hübner (MEP), Minister Bernard Kouchner, Secretary General Javier Solana, Minister Borys Tarsyuk, Prime Minister Carl Bildt and President Lech Walesa
  • Workshops on multilateral negotiation public speaking and leadership skills
  • Diverse and multicultural participants, which establishes a forum for exchanging experiences and enhancing cooperation. The EDW has hosted more than 250 participants from more than 40 countries in Europe, Africa, North and South Americas, as well as Asia

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Travel: 2016 Baltic Studies Summer Institute (Indiana University)

Deadline: Ongoing

Indiana University’s Summer Language Workshop is proud to host the 2016 Baltic Studies Summer Institute (BALSSI), offering intensive beginning Estonian, Latvian, and Lithuanian language courses. Courses will be held from June 6-July 29, 2016 on the Bloomington campus. 

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Job: Apprenticeship and Training Representative (Iselin, NJ)

Deadline: February 26, 2016

Salary Range: $55,327.00 to $104,304.00 / Per Year

This position is located in the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Office of Apprenticeship (OA), Iselin, NJ.Region. ETA/OA provides technical assistance to States which provide workforce development services to various adult and youth populations.

Incumbent will be assigned to the New Jersey office, but may be responsible for Federal programs in Region 1.

This position has promotion potential to the grade of GS-12. Promotion Potential: There is no obligation to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Future promotions are dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and supervisory approval.
This positions is inside the bargaining unit.

Special Employment Consideration: DOL encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e. intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.

Eligibility:
  • U.S. Citizenship required-must be at least 16 years of age
  • Appointment to this position will require a background investigation
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met
  • Occasional travel is required which requires a driver’s license

For more information about the job and to apply, please click here!

Job: Information Technology Specialist (Applications Software) (Washington DC)

Deadline: February 25, 2016

Salary Range: $108,887.00 to $141,555.00 / Per Year

The Department of Labor (DOL) seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

This position is located in the DOL, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Office of Technology and Survey Processing (OTSP), Directorate of Survey Processing, Division of Business Establishment Systems.

BLS is the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision-making. As an independent statistical agency, BLS serves its diverse user communities by providing products and services that are objective, timely, accurate, and relevant. OTSP provides IT support to all aspects of BLS data development initiatives.

– This position is at full performance level.
– This position is inside the bargaining unit.
– A writing sample may be required at time of interview.
– This announcement may be used to fill additional like vacancies.
– This position will not be filled until the Department’s Placement Assistance Programs have been fully utilized.
– Applications for this announcement will be accepted online only by clicking the “Apply Online” button.

Eligibility:
  • Must be a U.S. citizen and at least 16 years of age
  • Requires a probationary period if requirement has not been met
  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation

For more information about the job and to apply, please click here

Job: Benefits Advisor (Recent Grad) ( New York, NY)

Deadline: February 26, 2016

Salary Range: $55,327.00 to $71,920.00 / Per Year

DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

These positions are located in the Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), New York Regional Office. These positions are inside the bargaining unit.

This is an appointment under the DOL Recent Graduates program. The program duration is one year. Upon successful completion of the program and at the agency’s discretion, the appointee may be converted to a term or permanent position in the competitive service.

Appointee must sign a DOL Pathways Recent Graduate Program Participant Agreement.
The entire duration of the Recent Graduate Appointment constitutes a trial period.
Appointee must be a U.S. citizen in order to be eligible for conversion to a permanent position in the competitive service upon completion of the program.

For more information about the job and to apply, please click here

Job: Recent Graduate – Economist or Statistician (Economics) (Philadelphia, PA )

Deadline: February 17, 2016

Salary Range: $42,788.00 to $55,625.00 / Per Year

*** THIS IS AN INTERDISCIPLINARY POSITION AND MAY BE FILLED EITHER AS AN ECONOMICS OR STATISTICIAN (ECONOMICS)***
DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. This position is located in the Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Field Operations, Region Office, Division of Compensation Programs, Philadelphia, PA Region. The mission of the Office of Field Operations is to provide collection expertise and feedback to the development of Bureau survey programs, to effectively and efficiently execute survey activities both directly and through grantees, and to conduct an active program of information and outreach for Bureau products.

This is an appointment under the DOL Recent Graduates program. The program duration is one year. Upon successful completion of the program and at the agency’s discretion, the appointee may be converted to a term or permanent position in the competitive service.

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Funding Opportunity: Study in Russia – Carmel Institute Will Select Students For Grants

Deadline: February 24, 2016

American University’s Carmel Institute will select students for grants covering:
  • One semester study
  • Full academic year
  • Two-year MA programs
  • Russian as a foreign language courses
Participating Universities:
  • Moscow State University
  • St. Petersburg State University
  • Higher School of Economics
  • Herzen Pedagogical University (St. Petersburg)\
  • Kazan State University
  • Pushkin State Russian Language Institute (Moscow)
  • Far Eastern Federal University (Vladivostok)

For more choices , please click here!

Required Application Materials:
  • Completed Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Scanned Official Transcript
  • Personal statement (250 words about your goals for studying in Russia)

Send all materials to: carmelinstitute@american.edu

Selected students will submit applications to participating Russian universities!

For more information about Carmel Institute, please click here

Fellowship: McWilliams Scholarship for Russian Studies (Russia)

Deadline: February 29, 2016

The Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies is offering competitive scholarships ranging from $1,000-3,000 to be used for the study of Russian language and culture, professional development or research related to Russia or the former Soviet Union in any field. Travel may take place during summer or the academic year.

These funds must be used to cover travel, housing, tuition or other related costs while abroad. Funds may be used for:
  • Studying Russian language abroad (summer programs must be at least 5 weeks)
  • Conducting research in Russia/the former Soviet Union (with an explanation of your research project, objectives, sources, etc)
  • Professional development activities (internship, presenting at a conference, job interview, etc)
Eligibility Requirements:
  • Undergraduate or graduate status in any discipline at UT-Austin and in good academic standing
  • May NOT be combined with other significant grant/scholarship funds (ie. can not also be a FLAS recipient)
  • Recipient must agree to write a short article to be published in area newsletters and online describing their experience in Russia/former Soviet Union
  • Recipient must attend the CREEES Awards Ceremony in early May to accept the award

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Fellowship: Czech Studies Scholarship (Czech Republic)

Deadline: February 29, 2016

The Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies is offering competitive scholarships ranging from $2,000-4,000 to be used for the study of Czech language and culture, professional activities or research related to the Czech Republic/former Czechoslovakia in any field. Travel may take place for summer or during the academic year.

These funds must be used to cover travel, housing, tuition or other related costs for:
  • Studying Czech language abroad (summer programs must be at least 4 weeks)
  • Conducting research abroad (with an explanation of your research project, objectives, sources, etc)
  • Professional development activities (internship, presenting at a conference, or project meeting)
Eligibility Requirements:
  • Undergraduate or graduate status in any discipline at UT-Austin and in good academic standing
  • May NOT be combined with other significant grant/scholarship funds (ie. can not also be a FLAS recipient)
  • Recipient must agree to write a short article to be published in area newsletters and online describing their study/research abroad experience in the Czech Republic
  • Recipient must agree to do a short presentation about their study/research experience in the Czech Republic upon return to Austin

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