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Back issues August 18, 2009  

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Director of Development - Advancing Girls Education in Africa

AGE Africa is a grassroots organization that seeks an experienced professional with a proven ability to raise funds for non-profit advancement. AGE Africa employs a Program Director who lives in Malawi and reports directly to the Board of Directors. The Development Director will be the only other employee to receive a salary, and this person will also report directly to the Board of Directors. The Development Director will be responsible for all activities related to staff-level fundraising (this excludes programmatic and other responsibilities that do not relate to fundraising). AGE Africa’s staffing structure is designed to keep overhead low and to channel as much of the operational budget to Malawi as possible.
AGE Africa is an organization dedicated to providing secondary school scholarships, mentoring, and leadership training so that girls in rural villages in Malawi can continue their education. Our vision is that all girls in Africa will have access to education, that communities will value and support girls' pursuit of knowledge, and that young scholars will be empowered through learning to be leaders in their communities and in Africa.
Over the years, AGE Africa has provided 60 full scholarship years. Scholarships cover tuition, room, board, and all associated costs so that girls can concentrate on their studies. Scholarships are paired with structured mentoring, which is conducted in tandem with partner schools. Mentoring instruction and interaction relates to Life Skills (including reproductive health and HIV/AIDS prevention), academic support, and career counseling. Having identified a great need for mentoring in Malawi, AGE Africa is currently conducting research in order to deepen this aspect of the program.
Description
Competencies:
- An entrepreneurial and energetic drive to grow the organization by mobilizing existing and new networks and resources
- A highly organized, goal-oriented, independent, and strategic thinker
- Ability to attract, motivate and manage volunteers and interns to support work
- Excellent people skills that can be applied to organization dynamics and international relationships
Requirements:
- Demonstrated fundraising experience and success
- Ability to add substantively to AGE Africa’s current network
- Willingness to live in DC area, work with a largely volunteer team that is geographically dispersed, and work from home or pursue pro-bono office space arrangements
Responsibilities:
- Set the staff development strategy for the AGE Africa team and oversee all development and donor relations activities, including activities related to:
• Foundations,
• Individual donors,
• High net worth individuals, and
• Corporations
- Engage with the board in the strategic design of the board development strategy
- Work with board as appropriate on discrete fundraising activities
- Recruit and manage volunteers and interns as needed to meet fundraising objectives
- Report monthly to the AGE Africa board on all fundraising activities and projections
- Engage in public speaking and/or communications related activities if/when in line with development strategy
Compensation:
- Initial salary will be modest with the expectation that salary offering will grow as appropriate in relation to operating budget
- Expenditure on health insurance reimbursable with receipt up to a limited amount
- Regular US government holidays are recognized
- Two weeks of paid vacation after the first six months
Review:
- After a conditional period of three months, the board will evaluate the Director of Development as per agreed-upon Terms of Reference. Following the three-month review, there will be standard semi-annual and annual reviews.
To Apply: Interested parties should submit a CV and Cover Letter to: xantheackerman@ageafrica.org.  
Deadline: September 7, 2009

Afghanistan Country Director  Global Rights

Founded in 1978, Global Rights is an international human rights capacity-building organization that works side by side with local activists in Africa, Asia, and Latin America to promote and protect the rights of marginalized populations. Through broad-based technical assistance and training, Global Rights strengthens partners to document and expose human rights abuses, conduct community outreach and mobilization, advocate for legal and policy reform, and provide legal and paralegal services.
The Global Rights Afghanistan Office focuses on:
- Promoting human rights by building the human rights and legal skills of future lawyers, by incorporating human rights training at Afghanistan’s law schools and by providing legal fellowships at under-resourced NGOs and government agencies that protect human rights; and
- Improving access to justice for women, by building the capacity of local women’s organizations to deliver legal and paralegal services to the most marginalized women.
Description: The Country Director is the chief representative of Global Rights in Afghanistan, responsible for leading the organization’s work, developing its vision, and overseeing the pursuit of Global Rights’ mission. S/he is responsible for the supervision of all local staff, including the management of executive, program, communications, fundraising, financial, and administrative functions. S/he will also lead the active collaboration of the Afghanistan office with other Global Rights’ offices elsewhere in the world. The Country Director overall reports to the Executive Director, based at the international headquarters and works on program matters with the Deputy Executive Director and communicates regularly with all other department directors of the organization.
Key duties will include:
- Representing Global Rights in Afghanistan within the NGO community, civil society networks, academia, donors, international organizations, government institutions and other program stakeholders.
- Developing strong links with local civil society groups, key human rights actors and institutions.
- Managing the office, supervising staff and ensuring the achievement of professional standards.
- Leading the development of activity plans, budgets and concept papers, and their implementation, in collaboration with other staff.
- Ensuring program impact and effectiveness, and preparing related reports.
- Overseeing the office financial systems and reporting.
- Ensuring that operations conform to all applicable laws and regulations.
Desired qualifications include:
- An advanced degree (human rights, law, political science, international relations or another relevant field).
- A minimum of 10 years of experience in the human rights or development field.
- A minimum of 10 years experience in project and/or organizational management and leadership.
- Fluency in written and spoken English; knowledge of Dari and/or Pashtu would be an asset.
- Strong abilities in project conceptualization, project design and planning, and report writing.
- Proven abilities in staff supervision and oversight of logistics.
- Abilities in representing an organization before partner groups, government officials, and donors.
- Abilities and sound judgment in security management.
- Proven abilities as an independent thinker and proactive self-starter, and past experience working with minimal supervision.
- An ability to engage in frequent travel.
- Clear commitment to the vision, mission, and values of Global Rights.
Benefits and Salary: Global Rights offers a generous benefits package, which includes a health and retirement plan and up to five weeks of paid vacation per year. Salary is commensurate with experience.
To Apply: No calls please. Send immediately cover letter and curriculum vitae by email, fax or mail to: Afghanistan Country Director Search - Global Rights - 1200 18th Street, NW, Suite 602 - Washington, DC 20036 USA - Fax: +1 (202) 822 4606 - Email: Jobs@globalrights.org - For more details and immediate consideration, please visit our website at: www.globalrights.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Global Rights is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Country Director  Iraq - Mercy Corps

Description: Mercy Corps seeks a passionate, visionary leader to manage major programming in Iraq. The Country Director role is an exciting opportunity to influence key outcomes and make a lasting difference in the lives of millions of Iraqis. Mercy Corps’ innovative approach within Iraq has allowed us to continue to provide critical assistance to some of the country’s most vulnerable populations during a period of tremendous upheaval and opportunity. Operational in Iraq since 2003 – and with annual budget over USD 28 million from programs funded by USAID, WFP, UN, and OFDA – we are now searching for an entrepreneurial leader to continue to nurture and develop sustainable programming.
This exciting challenge will require a resourceful and proven leader who has held senior roles in large, complex institutions, preferably in conflict locations. S/he will place a high value on innovative solutions to development issues; creative partnerships in tough environments; and accountable programming to beneficiaries and donors. The successful candidate will be an inspirational manager, committed to advancing the organization’s strategy and empowering its senior leaders.
For more information about the position and to apply, please visit the following website: http://www.mercycorps.org/jobs (Tracking Code: 209126-927)

Three program manager positions - the International Human Rights Funders Group

Description: Founded in 1994, the International Human Rights Funders Group is a growing network of grantmakers committed to advancing human rights around the globe. Our aims are to improve the use, reach and strategic effectiveness of existing funding for human rights; to increase overall human rights funding; to expand the extent to which funders across issue areas incorporate a human rights framework into their grantmaking; and to extend linkages among human rights funders around the globe. For further information, see www.ihrfg.org.
We are currently interviewing for three program manager positions responsible for developing and running IHRFG’s programs and services. We are also seeking a talented administrative & program associate to assist us. IHRFG’s programs and services include our conferences, policy briefings, and other educational convenings; our outreach, communications and membership development activities; and our research, field-building and advocacy work. We are in the fortunate position at this time to be able to expand our organizational capacity.
Exceptional candidates would likely possess significant relevant work experience combined with in-depth knowledge of and demonstrated passion for: managing multi-faceted projects in one or more of the program and service areas outlined above; translating human rights norms and concepts into practice; and facilitating advances in the field of human rights philanthropy and the skill-sets of human rights grantmakers.
Qualifications: Preference will go to candidates who possess strong planning and organizational abilities; excellent oral and written communications skills; the ability to work well independently as well as in a highly collaborative team structure; and the capacity to see and understand “the big picture” while paying exceptional attention to detail. A sense of humor and a range of technological skills are also big plusses. Staff must be able to travel on occasion. Salary is commensurate with experience, with excellent benefits.
To Apply: please send a cover letter and resume in Word or PDF format (please, no zip files) via e-mail to Michael J. Hirschhorn, Director, IHRFG, at IHRFGjobs@gmail.com.

Openings with SOS International, Ltd. (SOSi)

Description: SOS International, Ltd. (SOSi) is a privately owned operations support company now in its 20th year, providing information engagement, intelligence solutions and stability operations support to U.S. government and commercial clients. A team of more than 1,100 professionals supports operations on nearly every continent and spans the widest spectrum of professional, linguistic and cultural backgrounds. SOSi is dedicated to understanding, engaging and shaping audience perspectives by offering expertise founded on real-world lessons learned. Our deliverable: support of the U.S. defense, intelligence, law enforcement and diplomatic agencies framed by an insightful cultural awareness, extensive foreign-language expertise and unparalleled on-the-ground capabilities.
SOSi is continuously recruiting for a variety of challenging and rewarding positions throughout the continental U.S. and overseas within the defense, intelligence, diplomatic and law enforcement sectors. We are a rapidly-growing company that currently employs over 700 full-time employees as well as part-time and temporary personnel. Check out the options here, which include various search options to locate our open positions as well as links to our self service applicant page and information on our employment benefits.

Two Positions at Booz Allen Hamilton

1- eLearning/Multimedia Designer/ActionScript Programmer

Description: Conceptualize, present, develop, and implement online training and on-line learning deliverables and services. Determine illustration style, color palettes, and typography, including collaborating with the content subject matter experts and instructional systems designers on screen layout and interface design. Work with other designers, computer scientists, software developers, and cognitive engineers to conceive, design, and build efficient, effective, and instructionally sound user interfaces and online coursework. Design and produce various media for use in instructional products. Work in a diverse and highly collaborative environment under structured project controls and deadlines.
Basic Qualifications:
-3+ years of experience with basic user interface design
-1+ years experience with designing interfaces and screen layouts for Web sites or other digital media
-1+ years experience with story boarding, illustration, and graphics design
-1+ years experience with Adobe Flash with ActionScript experience desired
-1+ years experience with digital authoring tools and technologies, including HTML, XML, Flash, and Dreamweaver
-1+ years experience in supporting processes in on-line course design
-1+ years experience with Adobe Creative Suite applications, including Photoshop and Illustrator
-1+ years experience working within web editors (i.e., Dreamweaver) to build and manipulate Web pages
-TS/SCI clearance with a polygraph
-BA or BS degree
Additional Qualifications:
-Experience with SCORM
-Experience or understanding of Learning Management Systems
-Experience with FLEX
-Experience with Object Oriented Programming concepts
-Experience with interactive media, including audio, video, or 3D
-Experience with Java preferred
-Knowledge of ActionScript 3.0
-Knowledge of the intelligence community, including its organizations and responsibilities
-Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills
-Possession of excellent organizational skills
-Possession of excellent visualization skills, including sketching, storyboarding, rough concepts, final artwork, and media development
-MA or MS or Masters of Education degree preferred
Clearance:
Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; TS/SCI clearance with Poly required.
Integrating the full range of consulting capabilities, Booz Allen is the one firm that helps clients solve their toughest problems, working by their side to help them achieve their missions. Booz Allen is committed to delivering results that endure. We are proud of our diverse environment, EOE, M/F/D/V.

2- Instructional Systems Designer

Description: Function as an instructional systems designer. Apply knowledge of adult education theories, methods, and techniques and systematic approaches to develop curriculum and instructional systems design (ISD). Maintain responsibility for designing and using community collaboration educational approaches and products in support of the combatant commands. Assess and evaluate current classroom-based courses for distance learning implementation, work with diverse teams to develop requirements and products for distance learning, including curriculum development and storyboarding, competencies frameworks, content development, testing, and evaluation. Develop processes and standards, as needed, to efficiently and effectively manage and maintain distance learning curriculum and design surveys and other evaluation instruments to determine the usefulness and usability of products developed.
Basic Qualifications:
-3+ years of experience with systematic approaches to curriculum development, including ISD
-1+ years of experience with planning, developing, and applying training needs analyses or assessments
-1+ years of experience with the design and development for the deliver of Web-based educational products
-1+ years of experience with curriculum development from conceptualization through classroom or online presentation
-1+ years of experience with working in a team environment
-TS/SCI clearance
-BS or BA degree
Additional Qualifications:
-Knowledge of the intelligence community, including its organizations and responsibilities
-Knowledge of adult education theories, methods, and techniques
-Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills
-BS or BA degree in a related field.
-MA, MS, or M.Ed. degree a plus
Clearance:
Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; TS/SCI clearance required.
Integrating the full range of consulting capabilities, Booz Allen is the one firm that helps clients solve their toughest problems, working by their side to help them achieve their missions. Booz Allen is committed to delivering results that endure. We are proud of our diverse environment, EOE, M/F/D/V.

To Apply for both positions: contact Martine Schmitt (Recruiting Services Team) directly by phone 703.984.2626 or email schmitt_martine@bah.com.

Publications Manager - Center for a New American Security

Description: The Center for a New American Security seeks to hire a Publications Manager, responsible for writing, editing, producing and maintaining quality control for a range of print and electronic products. The Publications Manager will coordinate all aspects of graphic design for CNAS materials, including written products, online offerings, and external relations materials. The Publications Manager will report to the Director of External Relations, while working with internal staff to ensure that production requirements and timelines are met, and with external vendors, including editors, designers, IT providers, and printers.
The Publications Manager will:
- Oversee the publication production process, in cooperation with CNAS authors; set and manage a coordinated production calendar for CNAS reports and other products
- Complete design and layout of CNAS written products, to include major reports, working papers, and policy briefs in addition to special materials for conferences, outreach, and development needs (postcards, fliers, etc.)
- Write copy for CNAS print and electronic publications including but not limited to reports, brochures, press releases, and other CNAS materials
- Edit reports, brochures, websites and other CNAS products as directed
- Monitor CNAS style and graphic standards and maintain quality control
- Coordinate with graphic design and production firms, and manage relationship with all external designers and editors to ensure product consistency and quality
- Manage Amazon.com sellers account and Kindle sellers account for CNAS products, assign and manage ISBN data, and oversee any other publication requirements
- Website Management
- Update CNAS website, including textual and graphical content, and assist others in posting content to the website: manage content and ensure links are current and active; maintain awareness of current innovations and improvements in web technology; recommend improvements and apply new innovations in a timely manner; diagnose and fix bugs and problems
- Create, develop, and format graphics, photos, sound, and video files for website
- Create, film, and edit Flash-based videos to accompany reports, expert biographies, and features on the website
- Proactively seek new content to post, and work with appropriate staff to prepare the content
- Coordinate with IT consultants, design vendors, and external website managers to implement larger projects as needed
- Assist external relations team in managing Web 2.0 technologies including Facebook and LinkedIn accounts
Requirements:
- Proven experience in creative direction and brand management, including graphic design, layout, and formatting in the production of effective promotional materials, digital design and media, and online communications. The candidate must be able to conceptualize, design and write promotional materials in traditional print media as well as electronic and online media
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills that inspire others to embrace teamwork and collaboration
- Superior skills as a writer and editor
- Working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite programs including
- InDesign, Photoshop, Flash, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, and Bridge.
- Demonstrated knowledge of HTML, Adobe CS3, Microsoft Office 2007
- Experience with technical content management, including site analytics, Web site/Internet technologies, and search engine optimization
- Minimum of BA/BS degree in related field
- Methodical attention to detail
- A sense of humor!
To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, three references, and samples of work (i.e. websites designed or maintained, samples of graphic design work) to Ashley Hoffman at info@cnas.org (the subject line should read "Publications Manager Job Opening"); or, apply online: https://cnasjobs.wufoo.com/forms/application-publications-manager/.

Program Officer/Associate For International Security & Energy Policy Programs

Description: The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an international learned society and policy research center with headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts, seeks a Program Officer or Associate to support its work on issues of Science and Global Security. The Academy’s Committee on International Security Studies is undertaking a major integrative project on the global nuclear future and energy policy. This is a unique opportunity for a highly motivated individual to play a role in significant intellectual projects involving some of the country’s most outstanding scholars and practitioners. The Program Officer may also work on other projects.
Responsibilities:
The Program Officer/Associate will:
- Provide research support for the Academy’s Committee on International Security Studies and other Academy projects;
- Work with Academy Fellows and senior staff to identify and develop new projects;
- Organize conferences and symposia;
- Edit research papers and publications;
- Help raise funds to support projects from foundations and other sources;
- Maintain general administrative oversight of the program, including supervision of Program Assistants and other Academy staff working in this area.
Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have:
- A Ph.D. or other relevant degree, with demonstrated interest in and knowledge of issues of international security, nuclear nonproliferation, and related energy issues;
- Familiarity and experience with current policies and scholarship in international affairs and security policy;
- At least three years relevant experience in academic or project administration, and an interest in a career in international policy research;
- Excellent writing skills and communication skills;
- Successful grant writing expertise.
Salary commensurate with relevant experience. For further information about the Academy and its program areas, please visit the Academy’s website at www.amacad.org.  
To Apply: Please email, fax, or mail a resume and cover letter to: International Security Program Officer/Associate Search - American Academy of Arts and Sciences - 136 Irving Street - Cambridge, MA 02138 - Email: staffing@amacad.org - Fax: 617-576-5051.

Positions at the Monterey Institute of International Studies

Description: The Monterey Institute of International Studies is an academic community committed to preparing innovative professionals, able to provide leadership in cross-cultural, multi-lingual environments. The Institute is committed to a standard of excellence in the services it provides to its students and in the quality of work expected of its employees.
At the Monterey Institute, we understand that our people are our greatest resource. To that end, our entire campus is a wealth of human resources; an inspired community of diverse individuals drawn to the Institute by a shared purpose to do work that has a positive and global impact.
Our Human Resources department is a progressive organization dedicated to fostering a productive environment in which to work and learn through open and affirming policies and practices. Inside the box, we have created an infrastructure for the Institute that provides standards and safeguards of employment, while outside the box, we create a culture that is open, affirming, receptive and supportive.

Faculty
- Professor - Nonproliferation Studies
- Foreign Language Instructor
- Language Teaching pool 

Staff
- CNS Research Associate
- Director, Int'l Organizations and Nonproliferation Program 
- Osaka Program Coordinator
- Manager, Public & Community Relations

For more information about the positions and how to apply: http://miis.interviewexchange.com/static/clients/314MOM1/index.jsp

Several Openings at IAVA

Description: Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) is the nation’s first and largest group for veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Founded in 2004 by Iraq veterans, IAVA is a young, dynamic nonprofit with over 125,000 veteran members and grassroots supporters in 50 states. We're winning major battles in Congress (like the GI Bill), helping thousands of veterans nationwide, and making national headlines daily (like CNN, New York Times, NPR). If you care about how America treats its returning troops, and want to play a powerful role in national politics, IAVA may be the right fit for you.

- Development Director
- Community Manager, CommunityofVeterans.org
- Legislative Associate
- Office Manager
- Data & Technology Manager

Please visit IAVA’s website for jobs description and how to apply: http://iava.org/content/jobs-and-internships

Opportunities at USIP

Description: Described by the National Journal as a think and do tank that is "winning plaudits from both parties, and from experts worldwide," the United States Institute of Peace is an independent, nonpartisan institution established and funded by Congress. Its goals are to help prevent and resolve violent conflict, promote post-conflict stability and development, and increase conflict management capacity worldwide. The Institute does this by empowering others with knowledge, skills, and resources, as well as by directly engaging in peacebuilding efforts around the globe.

Current openings:

Postconflict Peace and Stability Operations
- Reconciliation Advisor, (200925)
Kabul, AFGHANISTAN
- Chief of Party, Baghdad (200926)
Baghdad, IRAQ
- Chief of Party, Kabul - PPSO (200917)
Kabul, AFGHANISTAN
Rule of Law
- Program Assistant - ROL (200925)
Washington, DC, US. 
- Program Officer - ROL (200920)
Kabul, AFGHANISTAN

For more information and to apply, please go to: https://hostedjobs.openhire.com/epostings/jobs/submit.cfm?company_id=15889&version=1

Positions at The U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation (CRDF)

The U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation (CRDF) is a unique, private nonprofit organization that provides productive civilian R&D opportunities for scientists and engineers in Eurasia and other countries, advances defense conversion, and assists in the establishment of a market economy in our focus regions. At CRDF, we emphasize hard work, creativity, flexibility, and a team-based approach.
CRDF offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision reimbursement, short term and long term disability, life and AD&D insurance, and an excellent retirement plan.
Please visit CRDF’s website for jobs description, qualifications and how to apply: http://www.crdf.org/join/

International Positions with IREX

IREX (the International Research & Exchanges Board) is an international nonprofit organization providing leadership and implementing innovative programs to improve the quality of education, strengthen independent media, expand internet development, and foster pluralistic civil society development worldwide.
Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of $50 million and a staff of over 500 professionals worldwide. IREX and its partner IREX Europe deliver cross-cutting programs and consulting expertise in more than 50 countries.

- 3 openings in Turkmenistan
- 1 opening in Ukraine
- 1 opening in Former Soviet Union
- 1 opening in Armenia
- 1 opening in Thailand
- 1 opening in Somalia
- 2 openings in Moldova

- 5 openings in the U.S.

Please visit IREX's website for the jobs description, the qualifications and how to apply: http://www.irex.org/careers/index.asp

Openings with Defense Group Inc.

Defense Group Inc. (DGI) is a high technology services and hardware company providing research, development, analysis (RD&A), integration, management, and marketing support to a variety of federal, state, and local governments, as well as commercial clients. While our core business continues to be focused on first responders and homeland defense, we are rapidly taking a position of leadership in mission-specific software tool development and the unique hardware/software integration challenges associated with them. Also, since it's inception, DGI has and continues to be called upon by the Departments of Defense, Energy and Justice for our subject matter expertise in nuclear, chemical and biological weapons of mass destruction.
DGI is currently seeking to add to its staff of talented, high quality people in a variety of disciplines. Those with active security clearances are highly encouraged to apply. All applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

To apply to DGI positions, please visit their website at: http://www.defensegroupinc.com/jobs.cfm 

Careers Opportunities at DAI

Description: DAI Washington offers a wide range of rewarding career opportunities for talented technical, managerial, and support professionals in the United States and overseas. By providing challenging assignments, a commitment to professional development, managerial systems based on teamwork, and an ownership stake in the company, we attract and retain high-caliber staff. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, and our workforce reflects a cultural diversity that gives us a broad and valuable spectrum of backgrounds and perspectives.
To Apply for US or international positions at DAI, please visit: http://www.dai.com/washington/careers.php

 

ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITIES

Senior IR Faculty Opening at Northern Illinois University

Description: The Department of Political Science at Northern Illinois University invites applications from qualified and experienced candidates in international relations for an anticipated faculty opening, beginning August 16, 2010. The appointment will be at the rank of tenured associate or full professor. A Ph.D. in Political Science or a closely related field is required. The selected candidate must have the ability to offer senior faculty leadership and make an immediate contribution to doctoral teaching and advising. We seek a candidate with demonstrated excellence in both scholarship and teaching, including the ability to instruct a diverse student body. The successful candidate will specialize in security studies, broadly defined, and will have an active research program in international security, international conflict, foreign policy, national security, civil-military relations, human security, resource scarcity and conflict, or a related area. The
Department is particularly interested in candidates with the ability to teach in an additional subfield of international relations. Preference will be given to applicants who can also offer courses related to East Asia, the Middle East, or South Asia. Additionally, the ideal candidate will be expected to contribute to the department’s research tools course offerings.
The Department of Political Science has 26 faculty members and offers B.A., B.S., M.A., M.P.A. and Ph.D. degrees. For more information about the department, please visit http://polisci.niu.edu/. NIU is located in DeKalb, a welcoming and rapidly growing city 65 miles west of downtown Chicago. The university has an enrollment of more than 25,000, including a graduate student body of over 6,400.
To Apply: Applicants must send a curriculum vitae, letter of application (including a clear outline of the candidate’s research agenda), three letters of recommendation, one publication representative of work in security studies, and evidence of Chair, Attn: International Relations Search, Department of Political Science, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115. Please do not send applications electronically. Review of completed applications will begin on September 15, 2009 and will continue until the position is filled. Northern Illinois University is an AA/EEO institution and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

Tenure-track assistant professor at The Yale University Department of History

Description: The Yale University Department of History intends to make a tenure-track assistant professor appointment, to begin July 1, 2010, focusing on the relations between the United States and the world, with sustained attention to the reciprocal relationship of the United States and another region or regions, based on comparative research in the appropriate archives and languages. Preferred teaching capability in U.S. international history from 1775 to the present. Applications are invited from historians with strong potential for achievement in scholarship, undergraduate and graduate teaching, and intellectual leadership. Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women and underrepresented minorities.
Qualifications: Ph.D. preferred.
To Apply: Application, C.V., statement of research and teaching interests, a short writing sample, and three letters of reference should be sent to Professor John Gaddis, U.S. and the World Search, c/o Dana Lee, Department of History, Yale University, P.O. Box 208324, New Haven, CT
The review of applications will begin September 18, 2009.

 

Fellowships, Grants, Internships, Scholarships, and Academic Programs

Workshop Assessing the Achievements and Challenges of Iranian Women in NGO's and Entrepreneurship - 28 - 30 September 2009

Description: This workshop is the first of a series of events under the Durham Governance Initiative (DGI) which aims to provide a learning opportunity for active members of the private and public sectors across the Middle East.
This entrepreneurship workshop aims to bring together professional women from Iran who have not only made a success of their own career but have also worked for the betterment of society as a whole and for Iranian women in particular. It also aims to evaluate and enhance entrepreneurial skills and hence the capacity of Iranian women engaged in NGOs as well as in private and public entities to generate knowledge and wealth.
A selection of pioneering Iranian women in various fields of activities such as industry, IT, business, economic, management, architecture and industrial design, as well as the arts and cinema will participate in a three days programme from 28th - 30th September 2009. The workshop will be conducted by the DGI Team at the School of Government and International Affairs. The workshop will also benefit by the input from distinguished scholars and professionals from inside and outside of Durham University who will attend the 12 sessions during this 3 day workshop.
Due to the unexpected circumstances in Iran, the majority of workshop participants have not been able to secure their UK visas; therefore, the workshop has been postponed to mid September 2009. Also, in order to broaden the scope of the workshop, DGI extends its invitation to Postgraduate students (both PhD and Masters), Postdoctoral Research Fellows and Research Assistants in the UK and Europe who are studying gender development and/or gender entrepreneurship in Iran. To be considered as participants and to receive funding, applicants are required to submit a letter of interest and a summary of their presentations (no longer than 300-350 words) by August 20th 2009 to dgi@dur.ac.uk.  
Successful applicants will be informed by August 23rd 2009. A fixed rate for airfare and accommodation in Durham for successful applicants will be reimbursed by Durham University.
Deadline: August 20, 2009

Heinrich Böll Foundation Scholarships for 2009

Description: We promote those studying and graduating who have a positive attitude towards the goals of the Green project, share the fundamental ideals of the Heinrich Böll Foundation – democracy, ecology, solidarity and non-violence – and who take an active socio-political role.
In accordance with the guidelines of the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) as well as the Foreign Office (AA), scholarships are awarded by the Scholarship Department to German and foreign students.
To Apply and learn more: please visit: http://www.boell.de/scholarships/scholarships.html
Deadline: September 1, 2009 (PhD students).

Applications for Emerging Leaders International Fellows Program, City University of New York

Description: The Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society's Emerging Leaders International Fellows Program provides nonprofit sector leadership training through seminars, applied research and mentorships. The program is open to young scholars and practitioners interested in building Third-Sector capacity in their home countries or regions. Fellows are based at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York, where they design and pursue an individualized research project and participate in a seminar with Third-Sector leaders. The Center determines the program's topics of focus each year.
Fellows will participate in a 3-month seminar (Monday March 1 to Friday May 28, 2010) on the U.S. and international voluntary sectors. They will learn about the work of key agencies and meet with foundation leaders and other nonprofit representatives. They will also attend selected workshops or conferences.
Fellows are expected to produce a 25-page research paper on their findings, which will be presented in the seminar. The research topic for applicants to the 2010 Emerging Leaders Program is community foundations. A limited number of fellowships for research on diaspora or corporate philanthropy may also be available.
Each fellowship award covers the cost of tuition. As part of the award, the Center will also provide single-room dormitory accommodations with shared facilities at International House (adjacent to Columbia University), economy round-trip air travel to and from New York City and a generous stipend (taxable) to help cover research-related and additional living expenses.
Tuition-based appointments may also be made, pending approval by the selection committee. Tuition information is available upon request.
To Apply and for more information, please visit: http://philanthropy.org/programs/intnl_fellows_program.html  
Deadline: September 3, 2009

The U.S. Institute of Peace Jennings Randolph program calls for applicants for the 2010-2011 Senior Fellowship Program

Description: The Jennings Randolph (JR) Program for International Peace awards approximately 12 Additional information about previous Senior Fellows, USIP and the application process is available online at www.usip.org/fellows/index.html. residential Senior Fellowships each year to allow outstanding scholars, practitioners, policymakers, journalists, and other professionals the opportunity to conduct research on peace, conflict, and international security while taking advantage of their time in Washington D.C. to make connections with other scholars and practitioners both inside and outside USIP. These prestigious in-house fellowships normally last for ten months starting in October 2010. Fellowships are open to citizens of any country and include a stipend of up to $100,000.
For more information about the program and how to apply, please visit: http://www.usip.org/fellows/index.html
Deadline: September 8, 2009.

2 internships with Vital Voices Global Partnership

1) Asia Summit Internship
Description: Vital Voices Global Partnership is a non-governmental organization (NGO) that identifies, trains, and empowers emerging women leaders and social entrepreneurs around the globe, enabling them to create a better world for us all. We provide these women with the capacity, connections, and credibility they need to unlock their leadership potential.
Vital Voices will be hosting the Vital Voices of Asia: Women’s Leadership & Training Summit in New Delhi, India in early 2010. The Summit will bring together 300 women leaders from East Asia Pacific and South Asia to address issues facing the region while building a powerful network across sectors, cultures, and generations.
The Asia Program Officer is seeking interns to provide research, administrative, and logistical support before, during, and after the Summit. The intern must be available from September 2009 – March 2010 for a minimum of 10 hours/week.
Vital Voices is unable to offer financial support for its interns, however, interns can receive academic credit for their internship with the cooperation with their university.
An internship with Vital Voices is a unique opportunity to learn about global women’s issues while also learning about current trends and best practices in international women’s advocacy.
Qualifications:
- Currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate school program; coursework in Asian Studies and International Affairs and/or Women's and Gender Studies
- Excellent writing and editing skills
- Strong computer literacy, especially with MS Word and Excel
- Attention to detail
- Strong organizational skills
- Experience in event planning (informally or formally)
- Self-motivation, ability to work creatively, independently and as a team member
To Apply: Send letter of interest, resume including availability, a short (5 pages) writing sample, and two references with contact information to gracetabib@vitalvoices.org by September 9, 2009. Use "Asia Summit Internship" as the subject of your e-mail. Only complete applications will be reviewed. No phone calls please.
Deadline: September 9, 2009

2) Asia Program Internship
Description: Vital Voices Global Partnership is a non-governmental organization (NGO) that identifies, trains, and empowers emerging women leaders and social entrepreneurs around the globe, enabling them to create a better world for us all. We provide these women with the capacity, connections, and credibility they need to unlock their leadership potential.
The Vital Voices Asia Program is looking talented interns for Fall 2009 and Winter 2010. These positions are in Washington D.C. and are unpaid. These internships require a minimum of 10 hours per week commitment. Start and end dates are flexible.
Interns will work closely with the Program Officer for Asia in serving as a resource to Vital Voices’ programs to support women leaders in business, politics and human rights. They will be given substantive responsibilities and are expected to be professional contributors to the effort. They must be disciplined self-starters who can take assignments and run with them, occasionally under pressure. They also need to know when to seek guidance before proceeding.
Some of the responsibilities will include: researching current issues and news reports highlighting social, political and economic issues that impact women in East Asia Pacific and South Asia; developing various program areas; updating resources, and administrative tasks. Interns are encouraged to attend workshops, lectures and other staff development events in the DC area addressing similar issues.
Vital Voices is unable to offer compensation to its interns, however, interns can receive academic credit for their internship with the cooperation with their university.
An internship with Vital Voices is a unique opportunity to learn about global women’s issues while also learning about current trends and best practices in international women’s advocacy.
Qualifications:
- Currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate school program; coursework in Asian Studies and International Affairs and/or Women's and Gender Studies
- Excellent writing and editing skills
- Strong computer literacy, especially with MS Word and Excel
- Attention to detail
- Strong organizational skills
- Self-motivation, ability to work creatively, independently and as a team member
To Apply: Send letter of interest, resume including availability, a short (5 pages) writing sample, and two references with contact information to gracetabib@vitalvoices.org by September 9, 2009. Use "Asia General Internship" as the subject of your e-mail. Only complete applications will be reviewed. No phone calls please.
Deadline: September 9, 2009.

2 internships with The Federation of American Scientists

The Federation of American Scientists’ (FAS) mission is to make the world a better and safer place by influencing public policy with credible scientific and technical analyses. FAS was founded in 1945 by scientists who worked on the Manhattan Project to develop the first atomic bombs. The founders believed that scientists had a unique responsibility to both warn the public and policy leaders of potential dangers from scientific and technical advances and to show how good policy could assure the benefits of new scientific knowledge.
FAS today focuses on the intersection of science and policy. Working with multi-disciplinary teams from academia, industry, and the public sector, FAS uses scientific analyses to develop and implement practical options for action and then communicates these clearly to the public, press, and policy-makers. FAS currently has programs in Strategic Security, Learning Technology, and Energy and Environment.

1) Strategic Security Intern - Graduate
Description: The Strategic Security Program is developing a website on nuclear arms control issues. We are looking for an intern with a background in international security, nuclear arms control or nonproliferation issues to assist with research and writing for this project. The job will involve publishing content to the FAS website. The intern may support staff with research and writing on additional projects as need be. This is a part-time volunteer position for the Fall of 2009.
Qualifications:
- High academic achievement with interest in international security, nuclear arms control or nonproliferation issues; previous course work in the field required
- Excellent research skills with past research experience
- Excellent writing and editing skills
- Detail-oriented with strong time management and organizational skills
- Experience with web-editing with knowledge of basic HTML and web content management systems a plus
Education:
- Graduate student
- Pursuing a degree in political science, public policy, international relations, security studies or other field if interests and experience are relevant to the position
To Apply: please send an e-mail to htrout@fas.org with “Strategic Security Intern” as the subject along with (1) a resume along with 3 references, (2) cover letter with dates of availability and (3) two-page writing sample. 
Deadline: September 11, 2009.

2) Strategic Security Intern - Undergraduate
Description: The Strategic Security Program is developing a website on nuclear arms control issues. We are looking for an intern with an interest in international security, nuclear arms control and nonproliferation issues to provide research and writing support to FAS staff. The job will involve creating, editing and publishing content to the FAS website. The intern may assist staff with research and writing on additional projects as need be. This is a part-time volunteer position for the Fall of 2009.
Qualifications:
- Excellent research skills with past research experience strongly preferred
- Excellent writing and editing skills
- Detail-oriented with strong time management and organizational skills
- High academic achievement with interest in international security, nuclear arms control or nonproliferation issues
- Experience with web-editing with knowledge of basic HTML and web content management systems strongly preferred
Education:
- Undergraduate in junior or senior year
- Pursuing a degree in political science, public policy, international relations, security studies or other field if interests and experience are relevant to the position
To apply: please send an e-mail to htrout@fas.org with “Strategic Security Intern” as the subject along with (1) a resume along with 3 references, (2) cover letter with dates of availability and (3) two-page writing sample.
Deadline: September 11, 2009.

New Voices Nonproliferation Fellowship

Description: The Arms Control Association (ACA) is proud to announce the creation of the New Voices Nonproliferation Fellowship and to invite recent college undergraduate and graduate students to apply for a one year full-time fellowship at our office in Washington, D.C.
Within the next six to eighteen months, U.S. policy makers will make a number of pivotal decisions concerning nuclear weapons policy and the U.S. approach to arms control and nonproliferation that will have a deep and lasting impact on the international security environment for years to come. ACA believes that this is the time to work harder and more effectively than ever and sees many ways young people could quickly play a meaningful role. With the generous support of the Prospect Hill Foundation, the Arms Control Association is launching the New Voices Nonproliferation Fellowship to create a paid full-time fellowship for a promising young voice.
Application deadline is September 15, 2009, and is open to individuals who completed undergraduate or graduate studies in 2008 or 2009 and have demonstrated excellent academic accomplishments and a strong interest in ACA's issue areas.
For a more detailed position description and application instructions, go to: http://www.armscontrol.org/employment/newvoices.  
Deadline: September 15, 2009

Civil Resistance Course this Fall at USIP - September 15th  October 29th  Tuesdays and Thursdays  6pm  8pm

Description: The world is witnessing a surge in people powered movements in places such as Iran, the Niger Delta, Honduras, and the West Bank. As a result, the foreign policy community is carefully following the courageous actions of civil disobedience amid various forms of repression. But do we fully realize the strategic thinking and the methods of nonviolent action that civilianbased movements employ to combat injustice? Civil resistance and the dynamics of nonviolent conflict have been instrumental in political transitions from authoritarian or oppressive rule for many decades. Organized civic pressure has been used to fight colonialism and foreign occupation, advance women’s and minority rights, and improve transparency and good governance. This course is designed to provide an in-depth and multidisciplinary perspective on civilianbased movements and campaigns that defend and obtain basic rights and justice around the world, and in so doing transform the global security environment. The course will examine such questions as: What is civil resistance? What determines the success or failure of a civil resistance movement? How can professionals in the field better understand and analyze what elements are at work when civilians use nonviolent tactics? How and when should external agents – governments, NGOs, media, business – act or not act when civil resistance is gaining momentum? How can the dynamics and history of civil resistance better inform the fields of conflict management, diplomacy, and peacemaking?

• Interactive course: focuses on simulations and case studies
• Experience opportunities to share lessons across sectors
• Hear insight from expert scholars and practitioners

COST: No tuition or materials cost. Participants not based in Washington, DC are responsible for their own accommodations and travel, including visas.
CREDIT: Participants will receive certificate upon completion of course.
APPLICATION: Qualified applicants will have a minimum of three years relevant experience.
To request an application, please email education@usip.org  
VENUE: USIP Headquarters, 1200 17th St. NW, Washington DC, 20036
TIME: September 15th - October 29th  Tuesdays and Thursdays  6pm-8pm
For more information please contact education@usip.org

Call for Papers - European Security and Defense Forum  New Transnational Security Challenges and Responses

Convenors: Chatham House (The Royal Institute of International Affairs), London
Finmeccanica, Rome; Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome
Location: Chatham House, London
Date: 11 November 2009

As part of our newly established European Security and Defence Forum (ESDF) the
International Security Programme at Chatham House is soliciting abstracts for a workshop on ‘New Transnational Security Challenges and Responses’. The workshop will take place at Chatham House, London on 11 November 2009. The working language of the workshop will be English.
Scope
The twenty-first century brings with it increasingly complex and ever more urgent security challenges including new forms of violent conflict, international terrorism, organised crime, cyber security and even natural disasters. The challenges inherent in addressing issues of this scope and magnitude create problems of pressure, consensus and budget.
For its second workshop the ESDF seeks contributions, particularly from younger analysts and scholars (doctoral level), which seek to answer the following questions. Are these challenges understood comprehensively at both the national and European level? Are the necessary responses available – policy, military, intelligence and industrial – and are they fully and efficiently integrated? And is there a dynamic research and technology development base ready to provide innovative and appropriate security and defence policy solutions? We also invite contributions which broadly address the following issues: new demands on European defence and security policy; the implications these have for structures of defence; and the global, regional and local dimensions of future conflict.
Procedure
Authors are invited to submit a 500 word abstract (in English) in Word Document format no later than 5pm on Friday, 25 September 2009. Submissions received after the deadline will not be considered. Submission of an abstract implies the willingness of the author to present a complete and final version of the paper at the ESDF workshop at Chatham House on 11 November 2009. Abstracts should be sent via email to esdf@chathamhouse.org.uk with the subject line ‘ESDF Workshop Application’. Applicants must include a curriculum vitae and should arrange for a letter of recommendation to be submitted on their behalf. Letters of recommendation may be emailed, or posted to: ESDF, International Security Programme, Chatham House, 10 St James’s Square, London. SW1Y 4LE. All submissions must reflect original work. Applications must be received in full by 25 September. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Successful applicants will be notified by 5 October and should expect to submit their final paper (max 5000 words) no later than Friday 30 October. Participants will also be able to apply for assistance with travel costs.

Submission Deadlines:
- Abstracts Due: Friday, 25 September 2009
- Acceptance Notification: Monday, 5 October 2009
- Final Papers Due: Friday, 30 October

We expect the ESDF to produce a number of high-quality papers and we will consider publishing a selection of papers presented at the workshop.
About the European Security and Defence Forum
The European Security and Defence Forum (ESDF) has been established with the generous support of Finmeccanica to run for three years from 2009. The ESDF is based at Chatham House in London and is a collaborative venture between Chatham House, the Istituto Affari Internazionali in Rome and Finmeccanica, the Rome-based global industrial group. The Forum will analyse the shifts and developments in national and European security and defence policies and will work to promote a better understanding of Europe's strategic relationship with the United States. The European Security and Defence Forum aims to reinvigorate the public debate about the meaning and purpose of security and defence policies in the early 21st century. The Forum brings together experts in security and defence policy from the European governmental, academic and non-governmental sectors. In particular, we will enable new UK and European voices to be heard at a time of considerable change and challenge in security and strategic thinking and policy-making. The ESDF is established to promote innovative, cross-disciplinary and comparative analysis in the areas of security and defence, and will encourage the timely exploration of the best new ideas.
Members of the ESDF Steering Committee include:
- Professor Alyson Bailes, Visiting Professor, University of Iceland; formerly
Director, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
- Dr Paul Cornish, Carrington Professor of International Security and Head of the International Security Programme, Chatham House
- Bernard Jenkin MP, Defence Select Committee, House of Commons
- Dr Carlo Musso, Head, Research Department, Finmeccanica
- Sir David Omand GCB, formerly Security and Intelligence Coordinator/Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Office,
- William Shapcott, Director, EU Joint Situation Centre
- Dr Jamie Shea, Director, Policy Planning NATO
- Professor Stefano Silvestri, President, Istituto Affari Internazionali
- Sir Kevin Tebbit, Chairman, Finmeccanica UK
Contact: European Security and Defence Forum (ESDF) International Security Programme - Chatham House - 10 St James’s Square - London SW1Y 4LE
esdf@chathamhouse.org.uk  

Call for Applications: "Global Governance 2020: Designing Scenarios For The Future Of International Institutions" - Berlin, Shanghai, Washington D.C.

Description: The “Global Governance 2020: Designing Scenarios for the Future of International Institutions” (GG2020) program will bring together 24 young leaders, eight from China, Germany and the United States, respectively, for three 5-day dialogue sessions in Berlin, Shanghai and Washington D.C. between January 2010 and January 2011.
The program offers GG2020 fellows an opportunity to develop scenarios for the future of international institutions in the areas of peace/security, energy/climate change and trade/finance. GG2020 fellows will be trained in the scenario planning method by experts from the Daimler Society and Technology Research Group. GG2020 fellows will disseminate their results through op-eds, policy papers, high-profile presentations and the GG2020 website.
The Global Governance 2020 series is jointly implemented by the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi), the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, Fudan University, the Hertie School of Governance, the Brookings Institution and the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences.
GG2020 is supported by the Robert Bosch Foundation and the Transatlantic Program of the German Government (ERP Grant administered by the German Ministry). You can download the Call for Applications at http://www.gg2020.net/fileadmin/gppi/GG2020_CfA.pdf.  
For further information on the program, please consult the program webpage at www.gg2020.net.  All enquiries on the program should be directed to gg2020@gppi.net.  
Deadline: September 30, 2009

5th International Conference on the Ethics of National Security Intelligence  March 11-12, 2010

Description: Proposals will be accepted for panels or papers describing theoretical advances, applications, case studies, or general knowledge on any topic directly relevant to the ethics of national security intelligence activities. These activities can involve a governmental entity or private sector firm working in conjunction with governmental entities. The Program Committee is especially interested in the following topics that include the ethical considerations of:
• Intelligence support for counterinsurgency operations
• Counterintelligence
• The use of private sector firms to conduct intelligence activities for national security purposes
• Warrantless surveillance of domestic and international communications
• The media coverage of intelligence activities
• The cultural, religious, and ideological context of ethical norms that apply to intelligence operations
• Recruiting sources of information and evaluating asset validation procedures
• Intelligence activities in territorial waters, exclusive economic zones, and the high seas
• Secrecy and the classification of national security information.

Proposals or abstracts should be sent with a brief biography of the proposed speaker(s). Proposals and abstracts should be of sufficient length to permit a careful review by the Program Committee. Submissions must be sent in Word or Adobe PDF format via e-mail to conference2010@intelligence-ethics.org.  Submissions must be received no later than October 1, 2009. Presenters will be notified of the acceptance of their proposal no later than November 1, 2009.
For more information, click here. http://intelligence-ethics.org/conference/2010/call_for_proposals.pdf  
Deadline: October 1, 2009

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

Description: The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship provides full-time six to nine month fellowships for recent college graduates to work on peace and security issues with one of the twenty-four participating public-interest organizations in Washington, DC. Scoville Fellows have the opportunity to work with senior-level staff and to conduct research, write articles and reports, organize talks and conferences sponsored by their host organization, and do advocacy on a range of issues including arms control and nonproliferation, conventional arms trade, environmental security, military budget, and peacekeeping. They may also attend coalition meetings, Congressional hearings, and policy briefings, as well as meetings with policy experts arranged by the program. Scoville Fellows receive a monthly stipend of $2,300, health insurance, and travel costs to DC to begin the fellowship. The next application deadline is October 5, 2009 for the Spring 2010 fellowship. For complete information see www.scoville.org
Qualifications: Prospective fellows are expected to demonstrate excellent academic accomplishments and a strong interest in issues of peace and security. Graduate study, a college major, course work, or substantial independent reading that reflects the substantive focus of the fellowship is also a plus. Prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy is highly desirable. It is preferred, but not required, that such activities be focused on peace and security issues. Candidates are required to have completed a baccalaureate degree by the time the fellowship commences. All U.S. citizens, and non-U.S. citizens living in the United States, are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to individuals who have not had substantial prior public-interest or government experience in the Washington, DC area.
Deadline: October 5, 2009

Mercy Corps Conflict Management Group Intern

Mercy Corps works almost exclusively in high-risk conflict and post-conflict environments. We currently have programs in more than 40 countries; the vast majority of these (73%) fall into the category of fragile or critically weak states. In addition, over 92% of the places where we work are considered to be at a high or moderately high risk of instability. While we recognize that these are difficult places to operate, we believe that transitional environments – countries affected by civil wars, economic and political crisis, or natural disasters – also offer tremendous opportunities for positive change.
Helping people find ways to break the cycle of violence and promote peaceful change is at the heart of Mercy Corps’ mandate. We currently implement 34 conflict management and peacebuilding programs world wide. Our approach is built on three core foundations. First, we work with local leaders and communities in conflict-affected societies to help them gain the tools and skills they need to re-establish trust, rebuild relationships, and talk about the difficult issues that have led to violence. Second, we help our local partners implement development programs that address the underlying issues that are fuelling violence, whether competition over access to land or water, youth unemployment and alienation, or political and economic discrimination. Third, we actively seek to measure the impact of our programs, learn which approaches work (and which do not), and disseminate our findings to the broader development and policy community.
Description: The intern will work closely with the Director of the Conflict Management Group in the implementation of the MC-CMG strategy with an emphasis on enhancing and deepening the agency’s experience and capabilities in working in and on conflict. This position will focus primarily on projects in the Middle East and/or Latin America. Substantive areas of interest include the relationship between conflict and natural resource management, conflict and economic development, or conflict and local governance.

Specific Functions:
1. Maintain a database of Mercy Corps conflict projects and ensure information is accurate and up to date.
2. Draft and revise descriptions of conflict programs (paragraphs and 1-page summaries)
3. Assist in the development of fact sheets and success stories
4. Assist with research on potential donors
5. Provide research/support in thematic areas linked to conflict, such as negotiation, local governance, natural resources, or economic development
6. Create an interactive map of conflict projects, both past and present.
7. Help organize donor meetings and other public events related to conflict programs.
8. Other tasks, as requested.

Organizational Learning:
As part of Mercy Corps’ agency-wide Organizational Learning Initiative, all team members are responsible for spending 5% of their work time in formal and/or non-formal professional learning activities.
Supervisory Responsibility:
This position currently holds no supervisory responsibility.
Works Directly With:
Sharon Morris, Director, Mercy Corps Conflict Management Group
Knowledge and Experience:
- Excellent writing and computer skills required
- Excellent organizational abilities required.
Success Factors:
A successful intern for this position will be highly motivated and interested in helping create a body of information about Mercy Corps conflict programs that will be used for years to come. Candidates must be creative, self-motivated and capable of working in a situation where the supervisor maybe traveling frequently.
To Apply: please contact Sharon Morris, Director, Conflict Management Group, directly at smorris@dc.mercycorps.org.

National Security Intern  CSIS

Description: CSIS seeks a national security intern to support the Defense Industrial Initiatives program on research, administrative, and event planning processes. Because of the fast paced work environment, interns should be motivated self starters that enjoy a wide variety of analytic and logistical task work.

Responsibilities:
• Assisting with monitoring developments in the defense industry: defense management, programs, contracting, and acquisition
• Assisting with ongoing projects examining national security economics and industry
• Providing writing and research support for monthly issue briefs
• Spot and background research
• Maintaining and updating program data
• Assisting in event planning and staffing
Qualifications:
• Must be at least a college junior in good standing, an advanced student or a recent graduate
• Must be eligible to work in the United States
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to work independently
• Interest in defense and national security issues

To Apply: please send a cover letter, resume, and qualitative writing sample to tcallahan@csis.org.

Volunteer Interns - UNHCR regional representation, Washington, DC

Description: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Regional Representation in Washington, DC, seeks volunteer interns to assist in its External Relations department. Interns will assist with advocacy and public awareness outreach to the general public, media, foundations, universities, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), the US government and Congress regarding UNHCR protection and assistance programs and the needs of refugees and asylum seekers.
Duties and Responsibilities Include:
- Monitor Congressional activities regarding refugees, asylum seekers and overseas assistance.
- Attend relevant hearings and prepare summaries of content.
- Attend refugee briefings by NGOs and think tanks and prepare summaries of content.
- Research and respond to information requests from the US government and NGOs.
- Prepare informational memos for briefings and meetings for senior UNHCR staff.
- Administrative duties, such as organization of events and database management, may constitute 50% of the intern’s workload depending on ongoing activities in the department.
Qualifications and Experience:
It is essential that interns possess a superior command of English with excellent written and oral communication skills. Word processing, database and internet computer skills. Knowledge of international affairs, refugee situations and foreign languages are highly desirable.
Duration: Both full and part time internships are available, with a minimum of 20 hours per week.
Deadline for Applications:
Spring Semester: November 26 (Internship starts early January)
Summer Semester: March 15 (Internship starts in May)
To Apply: Applications must be complete or they will not be considered. Please send resume, cover letter and brief writing sample and dates of availability to either the External Relations Intern Coordinator or the Public Information Intern Coordinator, UNHCR, 1775 K St., NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20006, Fax: 202-296-5660, Email: USAWA@unhcr.org  
UNHCR thanks all applicants. UNHCR will only contact those applicants who will be interviewed.

National Defense University (NDU) Intern Program

Description: NDU is now accepting applications for Fall 2009 internships. The application deadline is August 31, 2009. NDU internships are volunteer positions contracted through the National Defense University, Human Resources Directorate. The program enables students and volunteers to acquire skills, knowledge and experience in critical government functions that significantly enhance future employment opportunities while contributing to vital campus activities.
The National Defense University educates military and civilian leaders through teaching, research, and outreach in national security, military and national resource strategy. A variety of schools, components, and staff functions specialize in joint and multinational military operations; information products, operations and resource management; acquisition and regional defense and international security studies. The campus also holds three strategic geographically oriented Centers (Near East and South Asia; Africa; and the Western Hemisphere). Interested students are strongly encouraged to peruse the NDU website: www.ndu.edu to learn more about the various “Colleges and Schools”, “Regional Centers”, “Research Centers” and “Special Programs” at the University.
Internships: Interns are assigned to one of the many diverse University organizations, and have the opportunity to work on a number of projects as their time and skills allow. The campus is located at the gated Army post, historic Fort McNair in South East Washington, DC - - a vibrant and modern complex that includes the U.S. Government’s finest research library! Students may apply for a specific assignment organization. The campus is walking distance from the Waterfront Metro Station.
Interns provide support in unclassified areas that include research, administrative support, program development and execution, publications development, and meetings, conferences, symposia and communications support. Interns are also enthusiastically encouraged to attend national security-related events at the university and in the Washington, DC area.
NDU offers interns the opportunity to meet high-level governmental officials, hear them speak on current important issues, and interact with policy makers and academics. Learning about how the Department of Defense interacts with other government agencies, how these agencies work together to protect our national security, and the career possibilities that exist within government service are just a few benefits of interning at NDU.
Qualifications: NDU internships are available for graduate and undergraduate college students enrolled in accredited U.S. universities and colleges. Limited programs are available for volunteers without academic standing. Applicants must have excellent writing and research skills. Applicants from all fields of study who have these skills will be given equal consideration. Opportunities are particularly appropriate for students in the fields of International Relations, Political Science, Public Policy, Publishing, Management, Industrial Relations, Health and Fitness, Marketing, Economics, Life Sciences, Engineering, Computer Science, History and those with foreign language skills or security clearances.
The Fall 2009 internship period varies by specific organization and generally runs from September through December; with flexibility to accommodate each student's individual needs. Work days and hours are determined by each intern and his or her supervisor. Work may be extended beyond the quarterly period.
NDU does not offer a stipend and can only assist in a limited way with expenses e.g. an intern is asked to attend a conference away from NDU. The work environment is moderate to fast paced, professional, and requires a mature student with some office experience. The candidate must be team oriented, but able to work independently and without constant oversight.
To apply: The application deadline is 31 August 2009. All applicants must apply by e-mail. Do not send applications through conventional mail, such applications will not be accepted. Candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted directly by the hiring organization. (Please be aware that the timing of interviews depends on when your application is reviewed by a selecting organization. For example, you might immediately submit your application, and it may immediately draw attention depending on workload, but it might not be reviewed until a week after the application deadline.) Your application should include a cover letter (the e-mail message itself will suffice), a resume (include: name, school, area(s) of study, grade point average, expected graduation date), and a writing sample. The cover letter should include a specific organization if desired, any regional or topical areas of particular interest to the applicant, and any foreign language expertise. The writing sample should be no more than three pages, and may be on any topic of the applicant's choice. It can be an excerpt from an existing work as long as it is solely the work of the applicant.
Please use the following formats for the document names: Lastname_initial_resume.doc, Lastname_initial_coverletter.doc, Lastname_ initial_sample.doc (Ex: Smith_A_resume.doc)
Send applications to: intern@ndu.edu  
Once applications are received you will receive an acknowledgment within a week and our intern coordinator will post your application on an internal NDU sharedrive that component intern directors can review.

U.S. Global Leadership Coalition - Military Outreach Fellow

Description: The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) is seeking an experienced former military official to expand our outreach to the military community. In 2008, the USGLC launched its National Security Advisory Council (NSAC), a group of over fifty former military officials comprised primarily of fourstar generals and admirals, which represents all branches of the Armed Forces, who support a smart power approach of elevating diplomacy and international development programs as central to our foreign policy and national security strategy.
The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) is a broadbased influential network of 400 businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and business, faithbased, academic and community leaders in all 50 states who support the “smart power” approach of elevating diplomacy and development alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.
The Military Outreach Fellow will be responsible for engaging retired military officials around the smart power agenda and amplifying their voice in support of development and diplomacy with the policymakers, opinion leaders, media and the general public.
Responsibilities will include:
- Expanding the base: Military Outreach Fellow will be responsible for expanding the membership of the elite NSAC of former four and three star generals and spearheading an initiative to increase the involvement of other military voices (e.g. two and three stars.)
- Build and Strengthening Member Commitment: Military Outreach Fellow will work to deepen the involvement with our military leaders while expanding their commitment to specific policy goals; this includes arranging meetings with NSAC members and policymakers, involving members in the USGLC’s state based activities, and delivering innovative and poignant communications to members to keep them abreast of policyspecifics.
- Media Outreach: Military Outreach Fellow will work to maximize the public visibility of the NSAC and Military Voices through outreach to various media outlets including major print and online newspapers/journals and broadcast radio and television.
Requirements:
The position requires a former military official (or someone with strong contacts within the military community), who has a commitment to the objectives and goals of the USGLC. In addition to networking skills, the position requires strong writing, communications and policyrelevant skills. Periodic travel is anticipated.
Competitive salary offered, commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position will report to the Policy Director of the USGLC.
To Apply: Candidates for the position should send their resume to Beth Fellman at beth@usglobalengagement.org.  Please indicate if you are interested in a parttime or fulltime position. Include references and relevant experience in working on global development issues and outreach efforts.

Pacific Northwest Distinguished Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Richland, WA

Description: For more than four decades, scientists and engineers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have advanced the frontiers of science and delivered solutions to our nation’s most pressing challenges in energy, environment, and national security. PNNL, known for delivering transformational science and technology and accelerating the rate of innovation, is creating new opportunities for recent PhD graduates to make their own mark on the world.
The Pacific Northwest Distinguished Post-Doctoral Fellowships at PNNL will provide full funding to its selected candidates on a major research project of their choice. The position will also include a highly competitive salary, benefits, and relocation, plus the availability of extra funding for travel and conferences. Selected candidates will be hired for a three-year maximum duration to complete their project.
Applicants for 2009:
The Pacific Northwest Distinguished Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is accepting qualified candidate applications from recent PhD Graduates in Science & Engineering, who wish to conduct research on a project of their choice. Candidates will be required to submit the following items as one PDF uploaded attachment when applying to this position:
- Current Resumé or CV (including publication and presentation list)
- Statement of Research Interest — five (5) pages, summarizing thesis and current work, and plans for future work
- Copies of Unofficial Transcripts (all levels)
- A short essay on “Why PNNL is the right place for you” — including which one or two of the PNNL Core Capabilities are of most interest.

Additional information may be requested from the finalist candidates, including letters of recommendation and official transcripts. Qualified candidates must meet the following minimum requirements:
- Must have completed a PhD in a Science or Engineering field related to the mission areas of PNNL within the last five (5) years, or by the start of the appointment.

To Apply: Log on to http://jobs.pnl.gov and click on “Current openings” in the middle of the page. On the following page, run a keyword search for “117531.” When the job posting comes up, please click on the link and proceed with the application. Please remember that when asked for your resumé or CV, you will need to upload the entire single PDF including all parts noted above.
Please send an e-mail to university.recruiter@pnl.gov. We will send a response to you within two business days.

The George J. Mitchell Scholarships

Description: Persons interested in applying for a George J. Mitchell Scholarship are encouraged to begin preparing their applications well in advance of the Monday, October 5th, 2009 deadline. All applications for the Mitchell Scholarship must be submitted through the online application on our website online application. Once you create an account to apply, you will receive a confirmation email with your password, which you will need each time you access your application. All letters of recommendation and the institutional endorsement must be submitted online as well. General information about the program is available on this website, and in our downloadable brochure. Instructions for the online application can be found on our website under Application Procedures; as well as on the application website. You will also find answers to your questions in the FAQs; section.
Applicants are required to provide exactly five letters of recommendation, proof of US citizenship (passport/birth certificate), academic transcripts, completed online application, and a well-thought out 1000-word personal essay. In addition, those applicants who are full-time students at the time of application must obtain an institutional endorsement and three of the five letters of recommendation must come from persons with whom the candidate has done academic work. Those applicants who are not full-time students do not need an institutional endorsement, and of the five letters of recommendation required, only two must be from persons with whom the candidate has done academic work.
It is important that applicants spend sufficient time examining the various programs at the different Irish/Northern Ireland universities in order to determine which programs they are most interested in and qualified for. Information about higher education in Ireland and Northern Ireland can be found at the following link: Institutions of Higher Learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland
For more information and to apply: http://www.us-irelandalliance.org/wmspage.cfm?parm1=441  
Applicants are responsible for ensuring that the institutional endorsement and letters of recommendation are received by the Mitchell Scholarship office by the Monday, October 5th, 2009 deadline. No exceptions will be made for late applications.
Deadline: October 5, 2009

Call for Papers - International Studies Association - Robert W. And Jesse Cox Graduate Essay Award

Description: Established in 1997, the International Studies Association Robert W. and Jessie Cox Award honors the best graduate student paper of critical inquiry into international relations. The purpose of the prize is to encourage critical study of international political economy, world orders, and civilizations. Papers submitted should relate, broadly, to the main normative principles for which the Coxes stand, including: diffusion of power; democratization; mutual respect for distinct civilizations, concern for the biosphere; and, greater equality among societies, genders, and races. The winner will receive a $500.00 cash prize and a plaque at the awards presentations at the annual ISA conference in New Orleans in February 2010.
Deadline and Submission Procedures:
The deadline for submissions is 20 October 2009. All submissions should be sent electronically to Committee Chair Adam Harmes at: aharmes@uwo.ca  
Graduate students are invited to submit their papers for the competition themselves. In addition, department chairs, program directors, deans, chairs of sessions at ISA annual or regional meetings, or from chairs of sessions at other meetings of international studies associations are invited and encouraged to nominate submissions.
Eligibility:
To be eligible for the award, submitted papers must:
- be in English
- not exceed 10,000 words
- not be considered for any other ISA award
- not be published as of the 20 October submission deadline
- be authored by graduate students who have not received their PhD as of the 20 October deadline
- relate, broadly, to the main normative principles for which the Coxes stand, including: diffusion of power; democratization; mutual respect for distinct civilizations, concern for the biosphere; and, greater equality among societies, genders, and races
For more information, please visit the ISA website: http://isanet.typepad.com/paperawards/2007/05/robert_jessie_c.html
Deadline: October 20, 2009

Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program

Program Overview: The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program is a distinguished transatlantic initiative that each year offers twenty accomplished young Americans the opportunity to complete a high-level professional development program in Germany. Over the course of a nine-month program, Bosch Fellows complete two work phases at leading German institutions, both customized to each fellow’s professional expertise, and attend three seminars with key decision-makers from the public and private sectors, taking place across Europe. Fellows are recruited from business administration, journalism, law, public policy and closely related fields. No German language skills are required at the time of application.
The program is fully funded by Robert Bosch Stiftung, one of the largest foundations in Germany, with the goal of creating a new generation of American leaders who have firsthand experience in the political, economic and cultural environment of Germany and the E.U.
Program Highlights:
- Two high-level work phases at leading institutions in Germany, customized to the fellow’s interests. Past host institutions have included federal and local government, private corporations, media outlets, and NGOs.
- Three seminars across Europe, each lasting several weeks and covering issues of German, European and transatlantic concern
- Monthly stipend of EUR 2,000 (tax-free in Germany) for the duration of the program, September through May
- Health, accident, and liability insurance
- Financial support for an accompanying spouse and children, including 50% of travel costs, supplemental living stipend, health insurance, and limited funding for language training
- Accommodation and roundtrip travel (from U.S. points only) for orientation program in Washington D.C.
- Transatlantic flight and seminar travel throughout Europe
- Generous funding for language training in the U.S. and Germany prior to program start; no German language skills are required at time of application
- Membership in active Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Alumni Association with over 400 members
For more information and to apply: http://www.cdsintl.org/fellowshipsabroad/bosch.php  
Deadline: October 15, 2009 for the 2010-2011 program year.

German Chancellor Fellowship for Prospective Leaders

Description: Submit an application if you are a prospective leader from the USA, the Russian Federation or the People's Republic of China and, having completed your first degree (at least a Bachelor's or comparable degree), have subsequently gained work experience and have already shown outstanding leadership potential in your career. A German Chancellor Fellowship allows you to carry out a project of your own design in cooperation with a German host you have selected.
The programme is under the patronage of the German Chancellor and also incorporates an intensive language course in Germany, a four-week introductory seminar in Bonn and Berlin, a study trip around Germany and a final meeting in Berlin. These activities provide additional insights into the social, cultural, economic and political life of Germany.
Candidates from all professions and disciplines, but especially individuals in the humanities, law, social sciences and economics, are eligible to apply to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation directly. The Humboldt Foundation grants up to ten German Chancellor Fellowships annually for prospective leaders from each of the three countries named.

Application deadlines (date of receipt by the Humboldt Foundation):
- For applicants from the United States: October 31
- For applicants from the Russian Federation: November 15

For more information and to apply: http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/4074.html

Junior Professional Fellows at UNU-ONY

Description: The United Nations University Office at the United Nations, New York (UNU-ONY) recruits Junior Professional Fellows (JPFs) for two sessions each year running from August to January, and February to July. The internship title, "Junior Professional Fellows" reflects the high level of responsibility and opportunity given to those accepted into this program.
Deadlines for applications are as follows:
- February 1st to July 31st Session: November 30th
To Apply: and for more information, please visit the following website: http://www.ony.unu.edu/internships/

Intern at CSIS

Description: The Transatlantic Media Network (TMN) of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC seeks an enthusiastic, self-motivated intern with a keen interest in transatlantic relations and international communication for a summer internship.
The aim of the TMN is to promote excellence in transatlantic journalism by encouraging contacts among American and European journalists and engaging in a wide range of events and activities including the following:
• Conferences for American and European journalists in Europe and the United States
• Visiting fellowships for European journalists in the United States
• Reports and workshops on differing U.S. and European approaches to media issues and trends
• Comparative studies of how the same events are covered on either side of the Atlantic
• Partnerships with journalism and communications schools in Europe and the United States
• Greater exposure for U.S journalists in Europe and European media in the United States
• Creation of a network of journalists on both sides to the Atlantic to encourage mutual professional support
Internship Job Duties:
• Development of a website to support the network and to enable the exchange of opinions, articles, broadcasts, blogs and professional information
• Assist with: Outreach efforts; research; developing website content; event planning; coordination and logistics.
• Develop, research and write posts for the MediaNet blog published by CSIS and the Foreign Policy Association
Qualifications:
• College senior in good standing, post-graduate student or recent graduate. Recent graduate (undergraduate or graduate) preferred.
• Special interest in Transatlantic relations and media coverage.
• Fluency in one or more European languages an advantage (especially German, French or Spanish).
• Experience of using contact databases, and conducting searches, including Lexis-Nexis.
• Experience organizing conferences and events.
• Experience updating blogs and websites
• At least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or equivalent.
• Eligible to work in the United States
• Enthusiasm for learning the mechanics of a large foreign policy think-tank
To Apply: Please send a cover letter outlining why you would like an internship with the TMN and a current resume to Eve Copeland at ECopeland@csis.org (202-775-3226) Summer internship hours are flexible (preferably close to full time). Start and end dates are flexible. The TMN will provide local transportation costs.
Please visit the website of the Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy to see opportunities for learning and development available to all interns at CSIS: http://www.csis.org/leadership/

The Talent for Governance Scholarships

Description: The Talent for Governance Scholarships enable ambitious, young civil servants in local governance to follow a training course at The Hague Academy for Local Governance in the Netherlands. These courses offer an opportunity to see, do and experience governance from a typically local point of view. Contributions and cases come from local governance experts from all parts of the world. By following these courses, the civil servants will develop the knowledge and skills they need to improve living conditions in their local societies.
Course topics are, for example: citizen participation, municipal management, local economic development, infrastructure or the provision of public services like water, health and education.
To Apply: To qualify for a scholarship, you are a civil servant working for local government. You are young and ambitious and work in one of these countries (pdf). You have at least two years of working experience in local governance and will be working for it at least two more years. Your English is fluent. You are able to explain why you should be awarded a scholarship in a letter of motivation. Recognize yourself? Then don’t hesitate; apply for a scholarship with Talent for Governance: http://www.talentforgovernance.com/

Front Line Fellowship for Human Rights Defenders - 2009

Description: The purpose of the Fellowship program is to offer a possibility for human rights defenders at risk to take some time out from their normal work to undertake a project which will further develop their capacities and contribute to the protection of human rights defenders internationally.
Front Line Fellowships will now be offered on a more flexible basis for periods of one to six months. The locations will also be flexible and could include Dublin, Brussels or another venue to be discussed.
To Apply: Applicants should submit a letter addressing the following topics:
- the candidate’s experience as a human rights defender and details of their current role;
- details of any threats, harassment, detention, ill-treatment or other negative consequences faced as a result of the candidate’s human rights work;
- a proposal of a project or skills to work on
- topics the candidate would particularly like to study as part of the fellowship;
- requested location and why
- period of time required and why
- how the candidate’s participation in the fellowship would contribute to their human rights work
- how participation will contribute to the strengthened protection of human rights defenders nationally/internationally.
Applications will be assessed on an ongoing basis and should be sent to Tara@frontlinedefenders.org.  
For more information: http://www.frontlinedefenders.org/front-line-fellowship

Call for Papers for Security + Peace, a leading Germany-based journal on security-related issues

Description: S+F is the leading German journal for peace research and security policy. S+F aims to serve as a forum of analysis, insider reports and opinion pieces for research and politics linking civil society and the armed forces. Decisions on publication are made on the basis of the contribution of a text to national and international discussions on peace and security issues, considering scientific aspects of arms control to questions of nation-building in post-war societies. Every issue of S+F is focused on a particular theme. In addition, texts addressing general aspects of peace and security research are also published. Authors can choose to have the text evaluated by the publisher and editorial team or by an external evaluation process (double-blind peer-review), the latter is more time intensive (for the evaluation process, revision, etc.). S+F intends to increase the number of externally evaluated contributions but will continue to publish texts which have been assessed by the editorial team and the publisher responsible for the issue. The “deadlines” listed below are for contributions for a specific theme. Contributions on other topics can be made at any time.
The next issues of S+F will have the following theme: Gender and Security (Deadline 31 August 2009)
Texts may be written in English or German and should be between 25,000-30,000 characters long (incl. spaces).
If interested in contributing a piece, please send a short abstract outlining the topic via email to Dr. Volker Franke (Associate Professor -Department of Political Science & International Studies - McDaniel College) at vfranke@mcdaniel.edu.  
For more information, please visit: http://www.security-and-peace.de/call_en.htm

Nominate a Truman Project Partner

Description: Since 1968, conservatives have gained national support every time that national security has been high on the public's agenda. Right now progressives have a major opportunity to reclaim the mantle of a strong, smart approach that keeps our country safe.
The Truman Project Partners program helps young, highly-talented political professionals develop a deep understanding of this "progressive Achilles' heel" issue area, and builds a network of effective communicators to restore national security leadership.
The Truman Project Partners program is highly-selective, and it is the only training program of its kind—created specifically for exceptional group of political professionals to master an effective progressive approach to national security. Truman Project Partners commit to a specially designed training program -- on May 9th -- and can opt into continuing training and networking opportunities.
Participants learn:
- The story of progressive national security success, and how to use this narrative effectively
- The underlying values, concerns, and fears of progressives, conservatives, and the "sensible center" on security issues, and how to effectively connect with the public based on these values
- How to avoid common mistakes in working with the military, veterans, and military families, and how to outreach to these communities based on shared values
- How the US Government's national security and foreign affairs apparatus works, and why it is crucially important
- National Security's increasing role as the millennial generation becomes the biggest demographic bloc in the country, and brings their global focus to American politics
Participants gain:
- Access to the Truman Project's network of Mentors, Senior Fellows, and Fellows
- A stronger network of professional political staff with shared understanding of national security
- Assistance from the Truman Project's communications staff to publish op-eds and expand media presence
Who is a Truman Project Partner:
An ideal Truman Project Partner (a) has long-term commitment to political organizing; (b) is currently employed in political organizing/consulting, campaigns and elections, or in a policy organization with a political/organizing role; (c) is in the first five years of his/her career (d) is a good team player with strong ethical character.
To nominate a participant: The Truman Project hand-picks Partners to maximize effectiveness and excellence. If you would like to nominate a participant, please click here. Each candidate will have a friendly interview. Forty Partners will be selected every six months. The Truman Project encourages participants from all regions, races, religions, genders, sexual orientations, and political affiliations.

Humboldt Research Fellowships

Description: The Humboldt Research Fellowship enables highly-qualified scientists and scholars of all nationalities and all disciplines to carry out research projects for extended periods of time in cooperation with academic hosts at research institutions in Germany.
Fellowships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, the quality and feasibility of the proposed research and the applicant's publications.

1) Postdoctoral Researchers
: Postdoctoral scientists and scholars who have completed a doctoral degree within four years prior to the application submission date are eligible.
This fellowship:
- Allows for a stay of 6-24 months in Germany.
- Provides a monthly stipend of 2,250 EUR.

Application materials and detailed information are available on the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation webpage: http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/771.html 

2) Experienced Researchers: Scientists and scholars who have completed a doctoral degree within twelve years prior to the application submission date are eligible.
This fellowship:
- Allows for a stay of 6-18 months in Germany.
- May be divided into a maximum of three visits of at least three months each.
- Provides a monthly stipend of 2,450 EUR.

Application materials and detailed information are available on the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation webpage: http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/1710.html

Jennings Randolph Peace Scholarship Dissertation Program

The Jennings Randolph (JR) Program for International Peace awards nonresidential Peace Scholar Dissertation Scholarships to students at U.S. universities who are writing doctoral dissertations on topics related to peace, conflict, and international security.
Each year the program awards approximately ten Peace Scholar Fellowships. Fellowships last for 10 months starting in September. Fellowships are open to citizens of any country.
Dissertation projects in all disciplines are welcome.
For more information and to apply: http://www.usip.org/grants-fellowships/jennings-randolph-peace-scholarship-dissertation-program/peace-scholar-applicatio  
Deadline: January 5, 2010

P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship

P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship (IPS) Fund was established in 1949 to provide scholarships for international women students to pursue graduate study in the United States and Canada.
For more information and to apply: http://www.peointernational.org/about/ips-fact-sheet.pdf  
Deadline: January 31, 2010 (once eligibility was established).

Fellow - International Security Program - CSIS

Description: The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a non-profit, bipartisan public policy organization established in 1962 to provide strategic insights and practical policy solutions to decisionmakers concerned with global security and prosperity. Over the years, it has grown to be one of the largest organizations of its kind, with a staff of some 200 employees, including more than 120 analysts working to address the changing dynamics of international security across the globe.
Responsible for research in defense and national security policy studies. The research agenda focuses on U.S. national security and defense policies and processes, with a current emphasis on military officer development, extended nuclear deterrence and the Pentagon’s future-scanning methodologies. CSIS research teams tend to devote their energy to the rotating tasks of information gathering, writing, and outreach activities in order to generate accurate, timely, and balanced third-party analysis that is likely to be read and adopted by the relevant policy communities. Members of the Defense and National Security Group are expected to manage diverse responsibilities on their own projects and encouraged to lend a hand as needed with colleagues’ projects.
Description of Duties
I. Conducts research as dictated by Program and contributor/donor needs.
II. Supports Program activities by:
- Contributing to the intellectual vitality of the Center by developing research projects which further the CSIS mission of policy impact.
- Identifying donors and working with CSIS management in raising funds to support projects.
- Working with staff to enhance research and refine proposals into affirmative public policy positions.
- Representing the program on a national/international level and among scholars and policy leaders.
- Authoring significant papers director and other fellows
- Assist in the formulation of strategic development goals
Qualifications:
M.A./M.S. accompanied by 6 or more years’ experience, or recently conferred a Ph.D. Expert knowledge of policy area and significant publications experience. Ability to write research reports, concept papers, and proposals. Must possess strong communication skills including the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from constituency groups, media, governmental entities, and the general public. Requires extensive knowledge of the Washington policy community in general and the defense policy community in particular.
To Apply: If interested in applying for this position, please submit a letter of interest and resume to: employment@csis.org. Be sure to reference the position in the subject of the email.

DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship Program

Description: AICGS is now accepting applications for the next round of DAAD fellowships.
The DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship Program, funded by a generous grant from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), is designed to bring scholars and specialists working on Germany, Europe, and/or transatlantic relations to AICGS for research stays of two months each. Fellowships include a monthly stipend of up to $4,725, depending on the seniority of the applicant, transportation to and from Washington, and office space at the Institute.
Please note that the DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship supports fellows conducting research at AICGS in Washington, D.C. We are unable to support research in Germany/Europe.
DAAD/AICGS Research Fellows will be expected to produce a short analytical essay that will be published on the AICGS website and distributed via the Institute's bimonthly email newsletter, The AICGS Advisor. For fellows producing research output of exceptional quality and interest, AICGS will provide opportunities for public presentations to the broader Washington policy community.
Project proposals should address a topic closely related to one or more of the Institute's three research and programming areas:
1. Business and Economics
2. Foreign and Domestic Policy
3. Society, Culture, and Politics
Special consideration will be given to research projects addressing the Institute's current and future project emphases within these areas. Projects should also be compatible with and supportive of the AICGS Mission, which is to strengthen the German-American relationship in an evolving Europe and changing world. The Institute produces objective and original analyses of developments and trends in Germany, Europe, and the United States; creates new transatlantic networks; and facilitates dialogue among the business, political, and academic communities to manage differences and define and promote common interests.
Qualifications and Application Procedure:
1. Applicants must be German or American citizens.
2. All application materials MUST be received by AICGS by the deadline in order to be considered for fellowships in the specified period.
3. There is no formal application form. To apply for the DAAD/AICGS fellowship program, please submit the following materials:
a. a brief cover letter (please indicate your citizenship in the cover letter);
b. a curriculum vitae, with a list of publications (if relevant);
c. a project proposal (5-7 pages, double-spaced) outlining in clear, concise terms the substantive thrust of the research and its relevance to the AICGS mission, and the reasons for carrying it out at AICGS;
d. two letters of reference (for graduate students and recent Ph.D.s (received in the last five years) only).
4. Application deadlines:
Two sessions: Fall (deadline end of February) and Spring (deadline end of August). Please check the website for each session dates and  deadlines.
Please note that fellows must be in residence at AICGS during the period they have applied for. Unfortunately, no exceptions can be granted.
5. Visa Requirements:
If selected as DAAD/AICGS fellows, German nationals must be eligible for and obtain a J-1 visa from a U.S. consulate or embassy in Germany. Applicants should be aware that, due to U.S. immigration regulations, J-1 visas may be subject to the 2-year rule, which prohibits individuals from returning to the United States on an immigrant visa for a period of two years upon completion of their fellowship at AICGS. (Please contact the U.S. Embassy in Germany for further information on the 2-year stipulation.) AICGS will provide detailed information about the visa process once a fellow has been selected.
Please send all application packets to the following address: DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship Program - American Institute for Contemporary German Studies - 1755 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 700 - Washington, D.C. 20036 - or by e-mail to: jwindell@aicgs.org

Human Rights & International Law Intern at The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)

Description: The Human Rights & International Law Intern will serve as key technical staff for follow up work on a “shadow” or alternative report documenting improper and abusive recruitment practices by US military recruiters in local communities and schools in violation of the Optional Protocol on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict (CRC OPAC), ratified by the United States in 2003.
This is a campaign organizing to increase the reach and impact of WILPF's work on the Improper and Abusive Recruitment of Children by the U.S. Armed Forces. For more info see, http://www.wilpf.org/counter_recruitment_strategies and http://www.wilpf.org/WILPFToUNStopRecruitment. The Intern will identify and develop collaborative relationships with the appropriate contact people at the 30+ organizations which co-signed the WILPF's Alternative Report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC Committee), which oversees the compliance and implementation of the CRC OPAC. The intern will work to (1) increase public awareness of the issues raised in the report, and (2) encourage WILPF and partners to push Congress and executive branch agencies to implement the recommendations by the UN CRC Committee for better domestic compliance with this Protocol.
To achieve these objectives the intern responsibilities will include the following:
- Write and distribute a press release highlighting some of the key recommendations in the outcome documents from the UN review of US compliance with the CRC OPAC. - Collect stories and data on improper recruitment from WILPF members and their ally NGOs and contacts for use in Congress and with Executive branch agencies.
- Prepare materials on improper and abusive recruitment incidents to send to interested, cause-friendly Congressional staff.
- Work with report authors to develop educational materials on this project for use by WILPF and partnering organizations.
- Work with Youth-WILFP and other WILFP members to develop and support strategies for implementing the CRC Committee recommendations.
- Develop an on-line advocacy campaign to encourage WILPF members and allies to contact their congressional reps and local newspapers about the issues raised in the Alternative Report and recommendations by the CRC Committee.
- Establish contacts with allies in congress and executive branch agencies, such as the Department of State (DOS), Departments of Defense (DOD), Homeland Security, and National Security Office. Participate in at least one lobby visit to Congress in Washington, preferably initially with the WILPF, DISARM committee chair, in September, October, or November. DISARM will help develop the Congressional contacts and legislative action.
- Work with and through WILPF AHR committee to lay the foundations for developing and fostering legislation in Congress that will bring U.S. into closer compliance with the CRC OPAC.
- Work with other key NGOs and government agencies participating in reporting to the CRC Committee and friendly Congressional staff to develop relevant legislation and policy to bring U.S. into better compliance with the CRC OPAC.
- Work with WILPF and allies to use the WILPF-developed questionnaire to compile information ahead of the next U.S. government report due to the CRC Committee in January 2010.
Based on feedback from these various activities, the Intern will make recommendations to the AHR committee and WILPF board on moving this strand of work forward in the spring and beyond
The intern will be preferably based in the Washington, DC metro area and will work from her own computer, with correspondence and documents copied to her WILPF supervisor and to a designated WILPF computer address. The intern will attend periodic check-in meetings with a WILPF supervisor in Washington, DC.
The Intern would report directly to the WILPF Operations Director in the WILPF office. S/he would also be in close contact with the WILPF Program co-chair and Advancing Human Rights (AHR) Committee co-chair.
To Apply: please email a resume and cover note specifying your availability and interest to internships@wilpf.org.

Open Society Institute - Fellowship Program - Innovation for Global Challenges & Advocacy

Description: The Open Society Fellowship supports outstanding individuals from around the world. The fellowship enables innovative professionals—including journalists, activists, academics, and practitioners—to work on projects that inspire meaningful public debate, shape public policy, and generate intellectual ferment within the Open Society Institute. The fellowship focuses on four themes: National Security and the Open Society; Citizenship, Membership and Marginalization; Strategies and Tools for Advocacy and Citizen Engagement; and Understanding Authoritarianism. OSI also supports a limited number of fellows whose work focuses on other topics within the scope of its mission.
For more information and to apply: http://www.soros.org/initiatives/fellowship/focus_areas/guidelines

Rotary Centers for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution

Description: Rotary Centers provide Rotary World Peace Fellows with the opportunity to pursue a masters degree in conflict resolution, peace studies, international relations, and related areas.  Each year, up to 60 Rotary World Peace Fellowships are offered on a competitive basis at six Rotary Centers, which operate in partnership with seven leading universities:

-          Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA (joint Rotary Center)

-          International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan

-          Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina

-          University of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England

-          University of California, Berkeley, USA

-          University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Coursework at the Rotary Centers focuses on preventing and resolving conflict by addressing its root causes  for example, responding to hunger with food security, disease with health care, illiteracy with education, poverty with sustainable development, and environmental degradation with conservation. Fellows put classroom lessons into practice through an applied field experience, when they work with a variety of governmental and nongovernmental organizations worldwide.

The fellows are chosen from countries and cultures around the globe based on their potential as leaders in government, business, education, media, and other professional areas. Learn more about program eligibility and deadlines.

Rotary Centers alumni have demonstrated their ability to further global understanding and peace in their work for United Nations agencies, the World Bank, European Parliament, the Organization of American States, and other nongovernmental organizations, along with national governments and international businesses.

To find out more about the Rotary Centers program, please visit the following website: http://www.rotary.org/en/StudentsAndYouth/EducationalPrograms/RotaryCentersForInternationalStudies/Pages/ridefault.aspx

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