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  • John Charles 4:05 pm on March 24, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: APSIA, , , INGO, international development, , NGO, Peace Corps   

    Are you wondering what it takes to land… 

    Are you wondering what it takes to land a job and start a career with an international organization? Recently Hazel Douglas of Oxford HR presented on this topic in a webinar for the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA).

    While most of her comments were directed toward candidates who have several years of experience, she did have advice for people who are starting off their careers in international development.

    Entry-level position ideas:
    –Peace Corps is most obvious
    –Do travel/volunteer work
    –Pursue desk officer/administrator or fundraising/finance positions first, then pursue overseas positions within the company.

    What Ms. Douglas looks for in a candidate:
    –skills/experience set out in the job description, or a near match
    –concise, grammatical, properly spelled applicatoin.

    • Don’t apply on the closing date–sometimes 80-90 apps come in then. Apply as early as you can.

    Q: Should I move to Africa to improve my chances of landing a job?
    A: No, though you should have experience there if applying to organizations doing work there.

    Steep increase in number of jobs that are trade-based supporting the economic structure. Experience in the commercial sector and entrepreneurial skills are important.


    websites: Charity Village, Devex, ReliefWeb, OpportunityNOCS
    indevjobs, Yellow Monday (Sussex U Institute of Development Studies)

    BOND (British Org of NGOS in Development)

  • John Charles 4:47 pm on January 12, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: , , human rights, , overseas,   

    Advocacy Project 2011 peace fellowships – Feb. 20 deadline 

    The Advocacy Project (AP) is looking for young professionals and graduate students to volunteer with AP’s community-based partners in the summer of 2011. This is the fellowship for those who relish a challenge and are passionate about human rights.


  • John Charles 6:24 pm on December 17, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: , competition, enterprise, plan, social, venture   

    Global Social Venture Competition – 2011 

    The Global Social Venture Competition is the largest and oldest student-led business plan competition enabling early-stage social ventures from around the world.

    January 19 is the first deadline


  • John Charles 3:13 pm on December 13, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: aid, , Conference, financial, forum, intercultural, neworking, , support,   

    Intercultural Management Insitute annual conference – scholarships 

    EDF Scholarships Available for the Intercultural Management Institute’s 12th Annual Conference. The scholarship application submission process is currently open for the Intercultural Management Institute’s 12th annual conference on intercultural relations. A forum for business, education, and training professionals, this conference provides direct networking opportunities with decision makers from a wide range of organizations, including international business, academia, government, military, international education, training, and international human resources.

    There will be a special fund regarding the latest education scholarships, there will be a an vent for the phd funding 2019 for every career so students have the opportunity to keep studying with this scholarships as they manage to help not only with their education process but with their scholar books and needs.

    The applicant must demonstrate an interest in intercultural communication, negotiation, and leadership through course work, academic or community activities, or active participation in organizations that serve internationally diverse populations.

    The Foundation also provides cash grants to enable student photographers to have the financial ability to produce a picture story that furthers the Foundation’s goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding.

    For more information, contact our program coordinator, Mary Margaret Herman, at 202-885-6434 or mmherman@american.edu, or visit our Web site at http://www.american.edu/sis/imi/conference/scholarships.cfm.

  • John Charles 8:02 pm on November 24, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: , case, communcation, executives, kogod, leadership, , team   

    Kogod Case Competition for all AU students 

    Annual Kogod Case Competition
    The Kogod Case Competition is an excellent opportunity for AU students to sharpen their communication and leadership skills, case analysis abilities, presentation style, and problem-solving techniques. Competitors gain professional skills, network with business executives, and have fun. The 2011 event takes place on Saturday, February 12. You can read more at kogod.american.edu/case. Registration is limited and is already 33% full! Contact kogodcasecomp@american.edu or 202-885-1982 with any questions.

  • John Charles 5:46 pm on November 24, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: Arabic, Chinese, , foreign, Hebrew, intensive, Japanese, , Middlebury, Portuguese, Russian, ,   

    Middlebury summer language study fellowships 

    Middlebury Language Schools Announce Fellowship Opportunity for Summer 2011

    Full Scholarships Available for Intensive Language Study at the Middlebury Summer Language Schools We are pleased to announce the continuation of the Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace for the fifth year in a row. The fellowship will cover the full cost of one summer of language study-­from the beginner to the graduate level­-in Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Portuguese, and Russian.

    For more information, please visit http://go.middlebury.edu/ls/kwd.

    Need-based Financial Aid Available to All Students – 42% of summer 2010 Language Schools students received a financial aid award, and the average award granted was $5,454. To learn more about financial aid, visit http://go.middlebury.edu/ls/finaid.

    For complete information on all Language Schools programs and to apply online – Visit http://go.middlebury.edu/ls.

    Middlebury College Language Schools
    Middlebury College
    Sunderland Language Center
    356 College Street
    Middlebury, VT 05753

    Kathryn Davis Fellowship Committee
    Sunderland Language Center
    Middlebury Language Schools
    Middlebury, VT 05753
    Email: kdfellowships@middlebury.edu
    Visit the website at

  • John Charles 12:40 pm on November 8, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: , ATF, , CIA, clearances, FBI, , , , , tips,   

    Intelligence and Law Enforcement Careers Panel Highlights 

    The opening event of the Career Center’s Federal Careers included a panel of speakers from ATF, FBI, CIA and ClearedCommunity.com, who shared tips about success in the law enforcement and intelligence fields.

    Here is some of the advice:

    “Get experience doing interviews. I am shocked at how many candidates are unable to explain why they want to work for my agency.”

    “Show your relevant academic work–thesis, research papers–to potential employers. It will demonstrate your writing ability and intellectual strength.”

    “When you change jobs, don’t just go for a higher salary…look at the whole picture. Getting paid more money is not worth it if the work is not interesting.”

  • John Charles 8:11 pm on July 6, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: and Publishing, , , International Relations, Life Sciences, NDU, Political Science, , Public Policy, , Security Studies   

    Internships at Center for Technology and National Security Policy – 2010-11 academic year 

    Fall Internship openings

    The Center for Technology and National Security Policy is accepting applications for interns interested in working in the Fall or the 2010-2011 Academic Year. The internship description and application instructions can be found on the following website: http://www.ndu.edu/ctnsp/ (click on “Jobs and Internships”)

  • John Charles 7:30 pm on June 21, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: ,   

    Hiring Managers Want You to Know These Things 

    From Yahoo Finance:

    21 things hiring managers want you to know.

  • John Charles 5:17 pm on March 26, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: desk officer, Estonia, Europe, Finland, foreign service, , State Department   

    Meet a State Department desk officer on Wednesday the 31st! 

    A State Department Desk Officer And a Challenging World

    Wednesday, March 31

    Noon to 1:30

    SIS Lounge

    Dr. Miguel Rodrigues is the Desk Officer for Estonia and Finland at the State Department.  His Foreign Service postings include Lithuania, Mexico City, and the State Department’s Avian Influenza Action Group, and prior to that, he was a Medical Officer at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  He studied at Johns Hopkins SAIS and speaks Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Lithuanian and some Turkish.

    A light lunch will be served first-come, first-served.

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