Thursday, July 31, 2014

Job Openings- U.S. Department of State

The U.S. Department of State is now accepting applications for Foreign Service Health Practitioners and Regional Medical Laboratory Specialists.

Click on a links below to read the vacancies on careers.state.gov, learn more about qualifications and requirements, and to start the Gateway to State online application process via USAJobs.
 
Please read the vacancy announcements carefully for all qualifications, certifications and requirements. Applicants must be U.S. citizens between the ages of 21 and 59, able to qualify for top secret security clearance, and be able to obtain all required medical and suitability clearances. Applicants must also be willing to serve worldwide.

Applications for both positions are due August 27, 2014.

Legislative Consultant Internship – Washington, D.C.



Description
Meyers & Associates, LLC, located in Washington D.C. on Capitol Hill, is looking for a fall intern that is interested in learning the legislative consulting field. The intern who fills this position will have the opportunity to learn about Congress, how a bill becomes law, how to communicate with a member of Congress and congressional staff. Also, the intern will gain a better understanding about the roles of congressional staff, tips for e-mailing congress, legislative language, how to write a letter to a member of Congress, the roles of House and Senate Committees, the executive branch, and the roles of federal agencies.  Students will be able to meet with Congressmen and staff, understand the congressional schedule and calendar, attend hearings and read many political and government publications.

Responsibilities:
-Daily monitoring of Hill activity such as congressional hearings, markups, etc.
-Taking notes, preparing memos and attending congressional hearings and markups
-Assisting M&A with daily activities by answering phones, making copies, researching topics relevant to clients
-Seeing Washington DC landmarks, museums
-Develop new contacts and friends

Requirements:
Students applying for this internship must have strong communication skills while being able to work independently. Students that have at least 90 semester hours or more majoring in communications or political science are highly encouraged to apply. Applicants should also have strong writing and research skills.

Contact Information:
Please e-mail Resume and Cover Letter to President Larry Meyers at larry.meyers@meyersandassociates.com

Monday, July 28, 2014

Council on Foreign Relations Fellowships for Recent Grads


CFR 2015–2016 Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship

 


 

PROGRAM

The Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship (SNSF) Program, made possible by a generous grant from the Stanton Foundation, offers younger scholars studying nuclear security issues the opportunity to spend a period of twelve months at the Council on Foreign Relations’ (CFR) offices in New York or Washington, DC, conducting policy-relevant research. The fellows could work on a wide range of issues, including nuclear terrorism, nuclear proliferation, nuclear weapons, nuclear force posture, and, as it relates to nuclear security, nuclear energy. While in residence full-time at CFR, fellows will be expected to lead a project of their own design, conduct original research, and write at least one policy relevant document. Fellows are expected to participate fully in CFR's intellectual life. The scholars selected as SNSFs will be mentored by the fellows of CFR’s David Rockefeller Studies Program. CFR awards up to three fellowships annually.

ELIGIBILITY

The SNSF Program seeks to stimulate the development of the next generation of thought leaders in nuclear security. Qualified candidates must be junior (non-tenured) faculty, postdoctoral fellows, or predoctoral candidates from any discipline who are working on a nuclear security related issue. The program is only open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are eligible to work in the United States. CFR does not sponsor for visas.

FELLOWSHIP AWARD

The duration of the fellowship is twelve months, preferably beginning in September. The program awards a stipend of $100,000 for junior (non-tenured) faculty; $75,000 for postdoctoral; and $50,000 for predoctoral fellows. Payment will be made in twelve equal monthly installments. Fellows are considered independent contractors rather than employees of CFR, and are not eligible for employment benefits, including health insurance.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates who meet the program's eligibility requirements can apply online at
www.cfr.org/fellowships in the fall of 2014.  
CONTACT US

For more information, please visit
www.cfr.org/fellowships , or contact fellowships@cfr.org or 212.434.9740.



CFR 2015–2016 International Affairs Fellowship in Nuclear Security


 

PROGRAM

The International Affairs Fellowship in Nuclear Security (IAF-NS), sponsored by the Stanton Foundation, offers university-based scholars valuable hands-on experience in the nuclear security policymaking field and places selected fellows in U.S. government positions or international organizations for a period of twelve months to work with practitioners. The IAF-NS closes the gap between research and practice and enriches the teaching and scholarship of academics, while also benefiting policymakers by exposing them to cutting-edge scholarly research. Potential topics appropriate for the fellowship include nuclear terrorism, nuclear proliferation, nuclear weapons, nuclear force posture, security implications of nuclear energy, international security cooperation, deterrence, and war and conflict. The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) awards approximately two fellowships annually.

ELIGIBILITY

The IAF-NS is only open to faculty members with tenure or on tenure-track lines at accredited universities and who propose to spend a year working in government or at an international organization. Qualified candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are eligible to work in the United States and be between the ages of twenty-nine and fifty. CFR does not sponsor for visas. Former Stanton nuclear security fellows who meet the eligibility requirements can apply.

FELLOWSHIP AWARD

The duration of the fellowship is twelve months, preferably beginning in September. The program awards a stipend of $125,000. Fellows are considered independent contractors rather than employees of CFR, and are not eligible for employment benefits, including health insurance.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates who meet the program's eligibility requirements can apply online at
www.cfr.org/fellowships in the fall of 2014.

CONTACT US

For more information, please visit
www.cfr.org/fellowships , or contact fellowships@cfr.org or 212.434.9740.



CFR 2015–2016 International Affairs Fellowship in Japan, sponsored by Hitachi, Ltd.Council on Foreign Relations , New York, NY

 

PROGRAM

Founded in 1997, the International Affairs Fellowship in Japan (IAF-J), sponsored by Hitachi, Ltd., seeks to strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation between the rising generations of leaders in the United States and Japan. The program provides a selected group of mid-career U.S. citizens the opportunity to expand their professional horizons by spending a period of research or other professional activity in Japan. Fellows are drawn from academia, business, government, media, NGOs, and think tanks. In cooperation with the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), the program’s sponsor, Hitachi, Ltd., assists fellows in finding suitable host organizations in Japan. CFR awards approximately three to five fellowships annually.

ELIGIBILITY

The IAF-J is only open to U.S. citizens between the ages of twenty-seven and forty-five. The program is intended primarily for those without substantial prior experience in Japan, although the selection committee has made exceptions when it considered that the fellowship would allow an individual to add a significant new dimension to his or her career. Knowledge of the Japanese language is not a requirement.

FELLOWSHIP AWARD

The duration of the fellowship is between three and twelve months. The program awards a stipend in yen, which covers travel and living expenses in Japan. Fellows are considered independent contractors rather than employees of CFR, and are not eligible for employment benefits, including health insurance.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates who meet the program's eligibility requirements can apply online at
www.cfr.org/fellowships between July 1 and October 31 on an annual basis.

CONTACT US

For more information, please visit
www.cfr.org/fellowships, or contact fellowships@cfr.org or 212.434.9740.



CFR 2015–2016 International Affairs Fellowship


 

PROGRAM

Launched in 1967, the International Affairs Fellowship (IAF) is a distinguished program offered by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) to assist mid-career scholars and professionals in advancing their analytic capabilities and broadening their foreign policy experience. The program aims to strengthen career development by helping outstanding individuals acquire and apply foreign policy skills beyond the scope of their professional and scholarly achievements. The distinctive character of the IAF Program lies in the contrasting professional experiences fellows obtain through their twelve-month appointment. Selected fellows from academia and the private sector spend fellowship tenures in public service and policy-oriented settings, while government officials spend their tenures in a scholarly atmosphere free from operational pressure. CFR awards approximately ten fellowships annually.

ELIGIBILITY

The IAF Program is only open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents between the ages of twenty-seven and thirty-five who are eligible to work in the United States. CFR does not sponsor for visas. While a PhD is not a requirement, selected fellows generally hold an advanced degree and possess a strong record of work experience as well as a firm grounding in the field of foreign policy. The program does not fund pre- or postdoctoral research, work toward a degree, or the completion of projects for which substantial progress has been made prior to the fellowship period.

FELLOWSHIP AWARD

The duration of the fellowship is twelve months, preferably beginning in September. The program awards a stipend of $85,000. Fellows are considered independent contractors rather than employees of CFR, and are not eligible for employment benefits, including health insurance.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates who meet the program’s eligibility requirements can apply online at
www.cfr.org/fellowships between July 1 and October 31 on an annual basis.

CONTACT US

For more information, please visit
www.cfr.org/fellowships, or contact fellowships@cfr.org or 212.434.9740. 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Internship with the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee


Do you love politics? Are you committed to keeping a Democratic majority in the Senate? If so, and you are a full-time college student, an internship with the DSCC might be a perfect fit for you!

The DSCC is the branch of the Democratic Party committed to electing more Democrats to the Senate. We are seeking energetic and hard-working students to join our DSCC internship program.

An internship with the DSCC is a one-of-a-kind D.C. experience that helps students learn more about the American political process. We are a very busy staff and rely on our interns for everyday tasks and advanced, long-term projects. As an intern, you will have the chance to meet Democratic senators and candidates from across the country and become familiar with the basics of campaigns.

As a DSCC intern you will interact with a number of our departments — including:

·         Political

·         Finance

·         Research

·         Policy

·         Digital

The DSCC is a fast-paced office, and our interns' tasks change regularly. We are looking for reliable students who are organized, self-motivated, have an interest in politics, and are willing to work hard to get the job done.

Here's how one intern described working at the DSCC: "It's a good way learn about the work it takes to elect candidates to office, experience that is of great value if you're thinking about getting into the campaign world. Interns gain practical skills and knowledge needed in the political realm, which can help give you a leg up in a political career." Another said the best part about being an intern was the DSCC's "friendly atmosphere" and the opportunity to get "real-world" political experience while still attending school.

To be considered for the internship, please email a resume, cover letter, and letter of recommendation to Lindsay Bader at bader@dscc.org. Note that applications are accepted on a rolling basis so please submit early.

Fall Internship with the Republican National Committee


The Republican National Committee is seeking interns to work at the national headquarters in Washington, DC this fall. The program runs August 25 – December 19, 2014 with full time and part time positions available in all our departments. Internships are unpaid but we do offer school credit.
 
Qualified applicants should submit a resume, two letters of recommendation and a completed RNC Internship application to internships@gop.com. More information can be found on our website at http://www.gop.com/internships. Applications for the fall are accepted on a rolling basis and there is no official deadline; however, in order to ensure a timely review of your application materials, we recommend you submit your application materials early. Please contact the intern coordinator at (202)863-8630 if you have any questions.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Internship with Grassroots Nonprofit- A Wider Circle


For the past 13 years, A Wider Circle has helped families on the journey out of poverty through the provision of basic need items and free life skills education programming. 

A Wider Circle is in its 14th year of service to the most vulnerable children and adults in our nation’s capital region.  The average family size of those we serve is 3.5 and the average annual income – from all sources – is about $12,000.  We serve the neediest of the needy.  We have big goals for being a force in the movement to end poverty.

A Wider Circle is a grassroots 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that hires 10-20 unpaid interns each semester to work out of our Center for Community Service in Silver Spring. Interns are truly the lifeblood of our organization. In addition to direct service and education internships, there are business, marketing, research, and strategic planning internships available. A full listing is at our website, www.awidercircle.org. We request that interns commit to working at least 15 hours per week. Students interested in our internships may contact us at intern@awidercircle.org.

Take the United Nations Young Professionals Program (YPP) Examination

Are you looking for a career as an International Civil Servant?
 
The United Nations is looking for highly qualified candidates who are ready to launch a professional career as an international civil servant. The young professionals programme (YPP) is a recruitment initiative that brings new talent to the United Nations through an annual entrance examination. For young, high-calibre professionals across the globe, the examination is a platform for launching a career at the United Nations. This programme builds upon the national competitive recruitment examination (NCRE) which was held for the last time in 2010.

 
Application and Exam Details:




Eligibility Requirements (all must be met)


1.  32 years old or younger as of December 31, 2014
 

2.  Hold at least an undergraduate degree (advanced degree is an advantage) in one of the following occupational fields or related areas:

·         Economic Affairs

·         Human Rights

·         Information Systems & Technology

·         Photography

·         Political Affairs

·         Radio Production (Arabic/Chinese/Kiswahili/Russian/Spanish)


3.   Fluency in English and/or French 


NOTE:  Admission to the exam may be limited to the 40 most qualified Americans per occupational group.  Potential employment offers depend upon test results, interview, number of vacancies, and competitiveness of applicants from other nations. 

 
Application Deadlines

 Information Systems & Technology ● Political Affairs: August 13, 2014

 Economic Affairs ● Radio Production: August 20, 2014

 Human Rights ● Photography: August 26, 2014

 

The examination will be given on December 4, 2014 in cities throughout the world, including New York City.

Travel expenses to/from the exam site will NOT be paid by the UN or U.S. Government.