December 12, 2011
Winter Edition Newsletter

In This Issue


  > Fellowships/Research Awards
  > Paper Submissions
  > International Opportunities
  > Opportunities in the U.S.
  > Conferences


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Welcome to the special Winter Break Edition of the Newsletter! While the first couple of weeks of break will inevitably be lost to enormous amounts of unwinding, sleeping, eating, and celebrating (as they should be), the rest of it can be a great time to get started on applications that are due during the spring semester. There are many excellent opportunities and resources that have deadlines during and immediately following the break, and this newsletter includes many of the opportunities that students have applied for in the past. It is by no means an exhaustive list, but there is something here for everyone: sophomores, juniors, and even graduating seniors! Stay tuned for (and actually read) future newsletters or check out the CareerLAB’s website for additional resources and opportunities through the spring. Have a wonderful break and happy holidays to you all!

The IR Program


Study Global Political Economy in Hong Kong, Summer 2012! 02/15!

Application deadline: February 15, 2012
More information:

Join us this summer to consider Global Political Economics in China and the US. You will have the advantage of taking courses taught by faculty from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and Brown, while sitting beside students from Hong Kong. You will gain practical skills through group work, which will be complemented by lectures and excursions. In China, you will spend a week in Beijing, and in the US you will visit New York City and Washington, DC as part of the academic curriculum.

The purpose of the 4+4 (spend four weeks in Hong Kong and four weeks at Brown) Study Abroad Model is to maximize global learning through institutional and student collaboration.  Brown University developed this model with the awareness that students who study abroad often participate in programs where they interact primarily with peers from their home institution, and have little contact with students from the host country. 


SENIORS - 2012 Theories In Action Conference Applications are now OPEN!

Theories in Action is a three-day conference (April 26-28, 2012) sponsored by the Curricular Resource Center and the Dean of the College spotlighting Brown seniors’ capstone work and creating a forum for students from vastly different disciplines to reflect on similar themes in their work and present them to the community at large. Capstone projects can include long-term leadership experiences, summer internships, grant projects, theses, fellowships, independent studies, final performances, or community service work. Participating in this unique conference provides you, as seniors, with the opportunity to:

* Present your work an engaging and accessible way
* Reflect on the social relevance of your scholarly or creative projects
* Engage with your peers in interdisciplinary panels and poster sessions
* Strengthen your public speaking skills

Applications for TIA 2012 are available online at to all members of the Class of ‘12 and ‘12.5.


Student Opportunities


Echoing Green is looking for the next class of social innovators! 01/09!
Application Deadline: January 9, 2012
More Information and to Apply:

Could you use up to $90,000 to launch your idea to change the world?

Echoing Green unleashes next generation talent to solve the world’s biggest problems. Through our Fellowship program, we identify promising social entrepreneurs with bold ideas and provide them with up to $90,000 in seed funding, strategic support, and a powerful community of nearly 500 other Fellows and Alumni.


Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program now accepting applications! 01/20!
Application Deadline: January 20, 2012
More Information and to Apply:

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program is now accepting applications for its 2012 graduate fellowships. The Rangel Program seeks applicants who are interested in promoting positive change in the world as Foreign Service Officers for the U.S. Department of State. The fellowship is open to undergraduate seniors and graduates who want to begin two-year master's programs in the fall of 2012. The Rangel Program is managed by the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center at Howard University and funded by the U.S. Department of State.


APPLY NOW! Cybersecurity Internship Program! 01/30!
Application Deadline: January 30, 2012
More Information and to Apply:

The Cybersecurity Internship Program is designed to give current students an opportunity to work alongside of cyber leaders with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Interns are recruited from the nation's top undergraduate and graduate programs to put their academic achievements and intellect to use during a critical time in American history. Interns will have the opportunity to apply concepts, protocols and tools acquired through coursework in the real world by working side by side with experts in cybersecurity.


APPLY NOW! Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program! 02/03!
Application Deadline: February 3, 2012
More Information and to Apply:

The Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP) is a paid summer internship designed to foster the entrance of talented students from diverse backgrounds within the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts into graduate school and faculty positions in U.S. colleges and universities.


APPLY for the 2012 AT&T New Media Fellows Summer Program! 02/27!
Application Deadline: Monday, February 27, 2012 @ 5pm
More Information and to Apply:

The Watson Institute for International Studies announces up to $3,500 support for AT&T New Media fellowships for the summer 2012 break for Brown University undergraduates. The AT&T New Media Fellows Summer Program is intended to focus on international issues and global social change. By using new media, fellows will illustrate innovative ideas and approaches to critical challenges and produce highly visible results that will, in turn, help to promote and inspire international social entrepreneurship and citizen engagement on campus and beyond.


APPLY for the Swearer Center International Fellowships - Get paid for your Summer Internship! 03/02!
Application Deadline:
Friday, March 2, 2012 @ 5pm.

More Information and to Apply:

The Swearer Center offers fellowships that fund scholarly and service projects for Brown undergraduates. From public interest law to the intersection of sport and human rights, our fellowship opportunities can accommodate many diverse interests and types of projects.


APPLY for the 2012 Jack Ringer Summer in Southeast Asia Program! 03/02!
Application Deadline: Friday, March 2, 2012 @ 5pm
More Information and to Apply:

The Jack Ringer Summer in Southeast Asia Fellowship, administered by the Watson Institute for International Studies, is made possible through the generosity of Jack Ringer '52 who served in Burma after graduating from Brown. The award provides Brown students with up to $3,500 to support summer travel to Southeast Asia to conduct research or work in an internship. Interested students are responsible for developing their own projects or finding their own internship opportunities.


APPLY for the 2012 Marla Ruzicka International Public Service Fellowship! 03/02!
Application Deadline: Friday, March 2, 2012 @ 5pm
More Information and to Apply:

The Watson Institute for International Studies announces support of up to $3,500 for the Marla Ruzicka International Fellowship. This is awarded annually to support the summer plans of one Brown University undergraduate who displays the characteristics of compassion, determination, and selflessness in the pursuit of international human rights, post-conflict rehabilitation or international public service in its most noble spirit, and whose summer plans reflect those traits. Interested students are responsible for developing their own projects or finding their own internship opportunities.


Submit to Hemispheres: The Tufts Journal of International Affairs! 12/23!
Submission Deadline: December 23, 2011
More Information:

The Tufts Undergraduate Journal of International Affairs, one of the oldest undergraduate journals in the field, is now accepting submissions relating to this year’s theme of Transitions and Regime Change. Submissions should be research articles, approx. 5000-8000 words, written by undergraduates in a broad range of fields relevant to international affairs. To submit a paper, or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact


Submit to Columbia University’s Journal of Politics & Society! 01/06!
Submission Deadline: 
January 6, 2012
More Information:

Columbia University’s Journal of Politics & Society, published by the Helvidius Group, invites you to submit your class papers and theses for consideration for our Spring 2012 edition. In 2007, the Journal became the first commercially distributed undergraduate periodical in the nation. The 2012 Spring edition will be distributed among academics worldwide and sold in Barnes & Noble bookstores. In addition, the Journal of Politics & Society will award the Peter and Katherine Tomassi Prize of $250 to the author of the best article, as judged by the Editorial Board in conjunction with faculty at Columbia University. To submit a paper, or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact


Submit to the 2012 Interagency Writing Competition! 03/16!
Submission Deadline:
March 16, 2012
More Information:

The Col. Arthur D. Simons Center for the Study of Interagency Cooperation is pleased to announce its Interagency Writing Competition for 2012.  This national competition is open to the public and recognizes papers that provide insight and fresh thinking in advancing the knowledge, understanding, and practice of interagency coordination, cooperation, and collaboration at the tactical or operational level of effort. Papers will be evaluated by a panel of judges, and awards will be allocated to the top three entries.  The first place entry will receive $2,000.  Second place will receive a $1,000 award.  Third place receives $500. To submit a paper, please contact




APPLY NOW! Human Rights Programs in Rwanda, Bosnia and New York City! 01/15!
Application deadline:
January 15, 2012
More information:

Global Youth Connect advances human rights and creates a more just world by empowering young activists from around the globe through a combination of cross cultural human rights learning workshops, volunteer service, and sustained human rights activism aligned with grassroots NGOs, policy makers, and other stakeholders. Students will learn about, and act upon, human rights at both the local and global levels, working alongside young leaders from NYC, the greater USA/Canada, Rwanda, Bosnia, and other parts of the world, with local NYC organizations and international human rights actors. Applications are now available for Global Youth Connect’s Summer 2012 Human Rights Programs in Rwanda, Bosnia, and New York City. Please check out the website for more information and to apply!


APPLY NOW! Presidential Scholars Program at American University of Cairo! 01/31!
Application deadline: January 31, 2012
More information:

The program is a one year fellowship for recent graduates from American undergraduate colleges and universities that combines work experience at an international university with the opportunity to learn Arabic and experience life in Cairo – the bustling, vibrant center of Middle Eastern culture. Scholars are placed in key offices throughout the University’s administration and in the Desert Development Center, a non-profit research center dedicated to sustainable land development.

No prior experience in Arabic is required for the program, and students with little or no experience in the Middle East are especially encouraged to apply.


Intern in Gambia in Summer 2012! 03/01!
Application Deadline: March 1, 2012
For more information and to apply:

Gambian Internships, Inc. offers professional internships for students from a variety of academic majors. Internships are normally a semester in length and can be done for academic credit. Gambian Internships will work closely with you in finding the right internship and making sure that your experience is productive and enjoyable. So, whether you are into public policy, journalism, non-profit organizations, government, business or the arts, you will get an internship that matches your interests.

Most programs operating in Africa place students in the largest, most well known, countries such as South Africa, Kenya, or Nigeria. We like to think that The Gambia is a great alternative to those countries because it is poor and challenged in so many ways and therefore provides the perfect model for those students wanting to understand the developing world. As Gambia is a small country, students are able to see most of the country during their stay. For more informations, please contact


Study in Tunisia in Summer 2012! 03/19!
When: May 27-June 16, 2012
Application Deadline: March 19, 2012
More information and to apply: 

Loyola Professor Peter J. Schraeder will be leading a 22-day interdisciplinary and experiential learning summer travel course to Tunisia, “Arab Spring, Democratic Transition, Islam, and U.S. Foreign Policy.” This is an exciting time to participate in such a course: Tunisia’s Jasmine revolution of January 14, 2011, ushered in the Arab world’s first democracy, with more than 80% of Tunisians voting in their country’s first free and democratic elections in October 2011.  Tunisia’s Jasmine revolution also sparked the imagination of the Arab world, creating a domino effect as pro-democracy demonstrators continue to confront dictatorships across the Middle East and North Africa, including toppling the thirty year Egyptian dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak and the forty-two year Libyan dictatorship of Muammar el-Qaddafi. Please do not hesitate to contact Professor Schraeder ( if you have any questions.


APPLY for a Masters in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy!
Application Form:

The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, in Cooperation with Dubrovnik International University
Berlin, Germany are pleased to announce the graduate Master of Arts program in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy. Offered by DIU in partnership with the ICD, the program will combine the traditional academic components of international relations with a new focus on the role of soft power and cultural diplomacy in contemporary global affairs.


APPLY for the TUSA Summer Mandarin and Culture  Study Abroad Scholarship Program! 03/31!
Application deadline:
March 31, 2012
Application Form:

The TUSA Ambassador Summer Scholarship Program is being offered again this year to U.S. college and university students who are interested in studying the Mandarin Chinese language during the months of July and August. In addition to studying at a first-rate university, students learn about Taiwanese culture and will visit several interesting sites to become more familiar with Taiwan and her people.  The program has been created with special focus on students without Chinese/Taiwanese heritage, so prior knowledge or experience with the Mandarin language is not needed.  Each U.S. student is paired with a Taiwanese study partner to assist in the language and cultural study program.


Study Abroad - "East goes west - West goes east: Searching for a new European order after 1990"
When: April 16th - April 27th, 2012
More Information and to Apply:

The objective of the Spring University Prague 2012, “East goes west - West goes east? Searching for a new European order after 1990,” is to provide students with a broad understanding of the political, economic, social, and cultural development of Europe after 1990. The course provides an interdisciplinary approach and combines multiple learning methods, such as lectures, workshops, round-table discussions, group-work and student presentations.

Students will not only have the opportunity to explore a range of interesting topics and gain valuable insights into the current challenges and risks to the development of Europe, but will also improve their research and presentation skills. Moreover, the numerous free-time activities will provide a chance to enjoy the wide range of attractions that Prague has to offer. 




APPLY NOW! Weiss Asset Management is hiring!
Application Deadlines: December 15, 2011 (January); January 15, 2011 (Summer)
More Information:
To Apply: email
Questions? email

Weiss Asset Management is a Boston-based hedge fund seeking candidates to work with a team that invests in equities, derivatives, and fixed income across the world through fundamental and quantitative strategies.

APPLY NOW! Summer 2012 White House Internship Program! 01/22!
Application Deadline:
January 22, 2012
More Information and to apply:

The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today´s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office of the President and engage them in public service opportunities. The application for the Summer 2012 program is now open!


APPLY NOW! Internship Opportunity at a California-based Public Policy Think-Tank! 02/15!
Application Deadline:
February 15, 2012
More Information:

Breakthrough Generation is the young leaders initiative of the Breakthrough Institute, a paradigm-shifting think tank committed to rejuvenating progressive thought for the 21st century. Breakthrough is best known for its climate and energy policy work, but fellows next summer will have the opportunity to work on either energy, conservation, or economic policy.

Each summer, Breakthrough offers highly competitive fellowships to top young analysts, writers, and thought leaders from around the world. Founded in 2007, Breakthrough Generation seeks to foster the development of a new generation of leaders capable of fully grappling with the scale and complexity of today's greatest challenges. To apply, please submit a statement of purpose; resume or CV; and three relevant writing samples to



ATTEND the Forum For American-Chinese Exchange (FACES) Conference 2012! 01/01!

Where: Stanford University Campus
Application Deadline: January 1, 2012
More Information and to Apply:

FACES is a faculty-advised, student-run conference under the aegis of the Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford. We are committed to promoting knowledge and discussion of many issues in Sino-American relations, both within Stanford and between university students in the United States and greater China. Each year, we bring together 40 delegates from top U.S. and Chinese universities for two conferences on U.S.-China relations, one at Stanford in April, and the second at one of our chapter universities in China in November. We are looking for undergraduate and graduate students who are leaders in their fields of interest.  The FACES mission is to instill an appreciation for the importance of U.S. - China relations in tomorrow’s leaders in all fields, regardless of former extracurricular or language experience, and to provide a forum where these future leaders of the two countries can form lasting friendships through debate and discussion of salient issues.


APPLY NOW! Clinton Global Initiative 2012 at George Washington University! 01/17!
When: Friday, March 30th to Sunday, April 1st, 2012
Where: GWU Campus
Application Deadline: January 17, 2012
More information and to apply:

President Clinton will host CGI U 2012 at the George Washington University. CGI U is President Clinton’s initiative designed to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world. Each CGI U student member makes a Commitment to Action: a specific plan of action that addresses a pressing challenge on their campus, in their community, or in a different part of the world. The conference is a great networking event while also helping students realize their goals of developing their own philanthropic causes and build leadership experience. The event will include small group sessions for idea development as well as networking sessions with prominent NGOs, celebrities, and government officials.


ATTEND the European African Alliance Conference 2012 - "Development Initiatives, Trade Relations and Interregional Cultural Exchange in the European African Alliance"
When: January 10th - 13th, 2012
Where: Berlin
More Information:
Application Form:

This conference will focus on the relationship between Europe and Africa in the context of development, trade, security and cultural exchange with the view to explore and evaluate Africa’s role in the globalised world and the field of Cultural Diplomacy. Africa’s relationship with Europe and European Institutions has developed significantly over the last decade making the European African Alliance an interesting and relevant topic for discussion today. The program will consist of lectures, seminars, debates and panel discussions that will feature leading figures from international politics and diplomacy, academia, civil society, and the private sector. This conference will particularly focus on and analyze political and economic issues such as migration and employment, the role of institutions, democracy, trade, development and security in the relationship between Africa and Europe.


ATTEND the International Conference on the African Union & Cultural Diplomacy -"Cultural Diplomacy as a Vehicle of Global Governance: The Role of Cultural Diplomacy and Soft Power in the Future of the African Union"
When: February 7th-10th, 2012
Where: London
More Information:
Application Form:

This conference will emphasize how cultural diplomacy can be used as an increasingly useful tool for building cooperation both regionally and globally , and explores avenues which thus new form of diplomacy can be used as a driving force to foster good governance, development and the promotion of human rights though the AU.

Since the Cold War, the global power axis has shifted significantly, from a bipolar world order into multiple of poles of influence, rapid marker liberalization and a considerable synergy of global interdependence. This shift in power relations has not been unproblematic, especially for those countries that have been sidelines from the international decision-making process. The African Union is therefore a prominent example of the necessity of collaboration in order to protect and promote individual interests in the current international setting.


The Power of Africa: "Africa as a Stronger Actor on the International Stage" 
When: March 13th - 16th, 2012
Where: Paris
More Information:
Application Form:

This conference will focus on the possibilities and barriers that the African countries are facing in terms of economic and political bargaining power as well as the prospect of speaking with one voice on the international stage. The conference will in particular address the expectations and opinions that the outside world holds of African development and how this often diverges with what might be more realistic and customized solutions on the ground.


ATTEND International Conferences on Cultural Diplomacy!
When: Multiple dates
Where: New York, Berlin and Rome

The Programs will bring together governmental and diplomatic officials, civil society practitioners, private sector representatives, journalists, young professionals, students and scholars, and other interested stakeholders from across the world for a program of lectures, workshops, panel and group discussions and social and cultural activities featuring leading figures from the fields of politics, academia, civil society, media, and business.

The International Conference on Cultural Diplomacy & the UN - “Cultural Diplomacy and Soft Power in an Interdependent World: The Opportunities of Global Governance” 
When: February 21st – 24th, 2012
Where: New York
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The Language of Art and Music - “Culture as an Emotion: Using Art to Express and Create Social Awareness”
When: February 16th - 19th, 2012
Where: Berlin
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The Rome International Freedom of Expression Forum - “Censorship and Freedom in Traditional and New Media: The Revolution of Media as a Tool of Freedom of Expression”
When: February 28th – March 2nd, 2012
Where: Rome
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The Berlin International Economics Congress 2012 (BIEC) - “Building Economic Bridges: Integrating Cultural Diplomacy into Nation Branding, Corporate Social Responsibility and Global Governance”
When: March 7th – 11th, 2012
Where: Berlin
More Information: