Monday, January 26, 2015

U.S. Embassy English Teaching Fellows Worldwide

U.S. Embassy ESL/EFL Teaching Projects - Worldwide
The English Language Fellow Program promotes English language learning around the world and fosters mutual understanding between the people of the United States and people of other countries. The Program places highly qualified teachers in paid professional positions at projects initiated by U.S. embassies in all regions of the world. It is an opportunity for ESL teachers to enhance their professional career as they contribute to cross-cultural awareness throughout the world. Assignments are for a 10-month period typically beginning in September 2015.
The English Language Fellow Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. As a program administrator, Georgetown University's Center for International Education and Development is recruiting applicants for approximately 100 positions for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Qualifications
            Required:
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Master's degree in TESOL or in a field related to English language teaching
  • Classroom TESOL teaching experience  
Preferred:
  • Two years' experience teaching TESOL*
  • One year experience training English language teachers and/or teacher trainers
  • A minimum of one year teaching in the U.S. education system (K-16 or adult education)
  • Demonstrated commitment to the field of English language teaching (e.g., membership in a TEFL/TESL professional organization, presentations at an EFL/ESL conference, etc.)
  • Personal qualities of patience, determination, teamwork, flexibility, and adaptability
            Program benefits:
  • Stipend: $30,000
  • Living allowance (rent, utilities, local transportation)
  • Dependents' allowance
  • Textbook and pre-departure allowances
  • Supplementary health benefit plan
  • Round trip airfare from the United States to the host country
Application instructions
*APPLY NOW for 2015-2016 projects. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all projects have been filled. Applications are only accepted through the online application at . For more information and to apply, please visit our website.
Please review the eligibility requirements before applying. More detailed information regarding eligibility is available on the website.

Friday, January 23, 2015

U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program

U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program
Intern in Washington, D.C. or Abroad
How far could a student internship at the U.S. Department of State take you? Just for starters, it would give you a coveted inside look at diplomacy in action, and the range of careers and responsibilities found in the Foreign Service and Civil Service.
Think of it as test-driving a career before you decide what you're going to do with your life. You'll gain valuable work experience that you can apply to virtually every endeavor  whether you work in government or the private sector. Most of all, you will feel good about doing something worthwhile for your nation.
At the U.S. Department of State, we like to say that we represent America to the world. As an intern here or abroad, you will, too. The U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program is an unpaid internship with the opportunity to work in U.S. embassies and consulates throughout the world, as well as in various bureaus located in Washington, D.C. and at Department offices around the United States. This program is designed to provide substantive learning experiences in a foreign affairs environment. Please subscribe to receive email updates regarding this program.
For internship program details such as duties of an intern, participating offices and bureaus, types of internships, and housing information, please view and download the Student Internship Program Brochure.

Upcoming Event with Sayed Kashua

Please SAVE THE DATE for an exciting evening with Sayed Kashua – a Palestinian citizen of Israel, author, and journalist born in Tira, Israel, known for his books and humorous columns in Hebrew. In his weekly satirical column in Haaretz, Kashua uses his tongue-in-cheek style to address the problems faced by Arabs in Israel, caught between two worlds. The event will take place on February 25 from 7:30 – 9:00 PM in the Stamp Student Union. More details and RSVP information forthcoming!  

Can Hawkish Leaders Make Peace? Israeli Prime Ministers and Israeli-Palestinian Peacemaking featuring Prof. Guy Zi

Don’t miss our first event of the semester- Guy Ziv will discuss his new book on how leaders’ personalities shape important foreign policy shifts. Dr. Ziv will discuss the relevance of his work to the upcoming elections in Israel and their implications for Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking.
                                                                                                                                             
LUNCH WILL BE SERVED! Please RSVP at israelstudies.umd.edu/upcoming-events.html

U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program,Intern in Washington, D.C. or Abroad

How far could a student internship at the U.S. Department of State take you? Just for starters, it would give you a coveted inside look at diplomacy in action, and the range of careers and responsibilities found in the Foreign Service and Civil Service.
 
Think of it as test-driving a career before you decide what you're going to do with your life. You'll gain valuable work experience that you can apply to virtually every endeavor — whether you work in government or the private sector. Most of all, you will feel good about doing something worthwhile for your nation.
 
At the U.S. Department of State, we like to say that we represent America to the world. As an intern here or abroad, you will, too. The U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program is an unpaid internship with the opportunity to work in U.S. embassies and consulates throughout the world, as well as in various bureaus located in Washington, D.C. and at Department offices around the United States. This program is designed to provide substantive learning experiences in a foreign affairs environment. Please subscribe to receive email updates regarding this program.
 
For internship program details such as duties of an intern, participating offices and bureaus, types of internships, and housing information, please view and download the Student Internship Program Brochure.
 

Upcoming GIIS events: Guy Ziv 2/2, Sayed Kashua 2/25

Don’t miss our first event of the semester - Guy Ziv will discuss his new book on how leaders’ personalities shape important foreign policy shifts. Dr. Ziv will discuss the relevance of his work to the upcoming elections in Israel and their implications for Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking.
                                                                                                                                             
LUNCH WILL BE SERVED! Please RSVP at israelstudies.umd.edu/upcoming-events.html
 


Please SAVE THE DATE for an exciting evening with Sayed Kashua – a Palestinian citizen of Israel, author, and journalist born in Tira, Israel, known for his books and humorous columns in Hebrew. In his weekly satirical column in Haaretz, Kashua uses his tongue-in-cheek style to address the problems faced by Arabs in Israel, caught between two worlds. The event will take place on February 25 from 7:30 – 9:00 PM in the Stamp Student Union. More details and RSVP information forthcoming!  
 
If you are still looking for a Spring 2015 class, check out these Israel Studies courses!
 
ISRL329A - Israel and the Arab Spring
Tuesday/Thursday 9:30 – 10:45 AM
 
ISRL349J / SOCY398J - Diversity, Education and Nation-building in Israel
Monday/Wednesday 3:30 – 4:45 PM
 
ISRL349M/SOCY398I- Israel: History, Sociology, and Art
Monday/Wednesday 2:00 – 3:15 PM
 
ISRL448K/ JWST478B/ HEBR498K - Blasting the Boundaries of the Israeli Canon (Seminar)
Tuesday/Thursday 11:00am - 12:15pm
 
And if you’re in the Honors College:
ISRL329D / HONR338A - Understanding the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict through Opposing Histories
Tuesday/Thursday 11:00am - 12:15pm

U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program (unpaid)

We are now accepting applications for the U.S. Department of State 2015 Fall Student Internship Program (unpaid). 


Please visit http://careers.state.gov/intern/student-internships for more information about the U.S. Department of State Fall 2015 Student Internship Program (unpaid), and to start the online application process via USAJobs. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is March 2, 2015. 

We highly encourage you to complete and submit your application as soon as possible. 

This program offers U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate in 10-week, unpaid internships that provide intensive educational and professional experience within the environment of America’s principle foreign affairs agency. 

The unpaid internships are available at many of the over 270 U.S. embassies, consulates and missions to international organizations around the world, as well as at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and other locations throughout the U.S. Participants gain first-hand, hands-on experience, and learn the realities of working in – and with – Foreign and Civil Service professionals who are at the forefront of America’s diplomatic efforts. 

As an unpaid intern, you may have the opportunity to:
  • Participate in meetings with senior level U.S. government or foreign government officials;
  • Draft, edit, or contribute to cables, reports, communications, talking points, or other materials used by policy makers in furthering U.S. foreign policy objectives;
  • Help organize and support events, including international and/or multi-lateral meetings and conferences on critical global issues;
  • Contribute to the management and administration of the Department of State and America’s foreign policy; and
  • Engage directly with U.S. or foreign audiences to promote U.S. foreign policy and improve understanding of U.S. culture and society.
So consider spending your Fall 2015 with the U.S. Department of State, witnessing and participating in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy, working closely with the U.S. diplomats and civil servants who carry out America’s foreign policy initiatives. You’ll not only have an experience of a lifetime, you may even earn educational credit.* 


*Applicants who are selected for a U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program (unpaid) can contact the selecting bureau, or the central Student Programs office, if they require further details about the program to support their request for academic credit. 

Visit our forums if you have any questions, or to search for topics of interest. The forums can be found under Connect on the careers.state.gov website. You can also search our FAQs for more information.

We appreciate your interest in a career with the U.S. Department of State.

U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer.