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KU Security Affairs Research Fellowship, Lawrence, KS
This paid, semester-long fellowship provides students with the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the global security environment and how the U.S. military determines the operational environment. The fellowship is a cooperative project of the Foreign Military Studies Office (FMSO) at Fort Leavenworth, KU Center for Global and International Studies (CGIS), and KU Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (CREES). The goal of FMSO is to examine unconsidered and understudied foreign perspectives (i.e. non-American perspectives) related to defense and security issues. The selected student will conduct research using unclassified, open source materials, select pertinent foreign-language articles, translate an appropriate excerpt, and then write a commentary on the importance of the topic in understanding the operational environment. Some of these findings may be published in Operational Environment Watch (OEW), a monthly e-journal that presents non-American perspectives regarding unique aspects of defense and security issues. Among the users of this research are U.S. and foreign universities and organizations, the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), and throughout the U.S. Army and Department of Defense. The student will be expected to submit a minimum of one commentary per month. This fellowship will be conducted remotely however the student will be asked to attend approximately three meetings per semester on the KU Lawrence campus to discuss the writing process and focus with FMSO staff. The successful applicant will receive $1,000 for tuition at KU. This amount will be paid directly to Student Account Services at the beginning of the semester. If more than one outstanding student applies, the top achieving student will receive the paid fellowship and the other(s) will receive unpaid fellowships. All fellows, whether paid or unpaid, will receive the same benefits regarding learning opportunities and access to FMSO staff. Upon completion of the fellowship, the student will give a presentation on the submitted commentaries and fellowship experience to faculty and students. The student will receive a formal, official letter of recognition from the FMSO Director, documenting his or her expertise and work experience. Requirements: KU graduate student or exceptionally well-prepared undergraduate student with deep interest in and knowledge of a specific geographic region; excellent research and writing skills. Preferences: Students with knowledge and foreign language skills of Asia Pacific, Northeast Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, Balkans, Russia, Eurasia, and Central Asia. Preference will be given to students enrolled in a program through CGIS or CREES. Website: Visit http://community.apan.org/wg/tradoc-g2/fmso/​ for examples of commentaries. Apply: Send resume, transcript (unofficial or official), and short statement on how this fellowship relates to your academic and professional goals to Jennifer Duhamel, Outreach Coordinator, CGIS at jduhamel@ku.edu with the subject heading “FMSO CGIS CREES Fellowship App.” Apply for Fall: April of junior year for undergraduate students, April of either year for graduate students
International Relations Council, Kansas City, MO
This internship has been created for KU students in a partnership between the International Relations Council (IRC) and KU’s Global & International Studies Program. The IRC, a 60-year-old nonprofit organization, leads conversations around foreign affairs, global issues, and international relations and their connection to the local community. They work in partnership with businesses, universities, community organizations, and K-12 schools to bring a global perspective to Kansas City. Students may intern in one of the following areas: communications, community, events, global education, social media/web, marketing, digital resources, audio/video production, or fund development. Learn more about IRC at irckc.org. Visit the internships page for details on specific positions. This is an unpaid internship but the student may receive academic credit by enrolling in GIST 495: Global Internship. Requirements: Student must be a KU junior or senior in good standing, enrolled in no more than 15 credits. The internship will take place in downtown Kansas City, MO for 10-15 hours/week during the fall and winter semesters and 15-20 hours/week during summer semesters. When you apply, please be sure to make clear the internship(s) and semester(s) for which you would like to be considered. You may apply for up to two different positions with the same application; please be sure to follow instructions for each position. ​To apply, please send your resume, a letter of interest, and if required, a work sample (see individual descriptions for requirements) to mhughes@irckc.org.  Please put "Internship Application" in the subject line and copy jduhamel@ku.edu as well.Apply: March and October

People to People International, Kansas City, MO

This internship has been created for KU students in a partnership between People to People International (PTPI) and KU’s Global & International Studies Program. PTPI creates lasting cross-cultural connections between citizens around the world to help them explore global issues and enrich their communities. PTPI’s network of chapters and members spans across 160 countries. Interns may do any of the following: assist in organization/coordination of events, assist in communication with chapters around the world, collect/track data on projects, edit reports, and implement strategic planning. For more information about PTPI, see www.ptpi.org. This is an unpaid internship but students can receive academic credit by enrolling in GIST 495: Global Internship. Requirements: be a KU undergraduate student in good standing, enrolled in no more than 15 credits. Preferences: junior/senior status, study abroad experience. The internship will occur in downtown Kansas City, MO for 15 hours per week during the fall, winter, and summer semesters. To apply, please send your resume and a letter of interest to nicolerandall@ptpi.org. Please put "Internship Application” in the subject line and copy jduhamel@ku.edu as well. Apply: March and October
Jewish Vocational Services, Kansas City, MO
JVS was established in 1949 to assist Holocaust survivors, refugees and those returning from WWII, enabling them to build better lives in the United States. Today, JVS works to empower people to address challenges to their self-sufficiency. JVS assists individuals and families in achieving self-reliance by providing support, personal development, employment, and training services. JVS promotes independence by encouraging clients to participate in decisions and activities affecting their lives and JVS eases in the transition to the United States for refugees and their families. JVS internships are a one-of-a kind learning experience. They provide individuals with meaningful jobs that make an impact firsthand. Interns are given a specific position or project that they are responsible for completing. Interns may work in refugee cultural orientation, refugee children services, or refugee resettlement support. Internships are unpaid. Requirements: a 3-month minimum commitment Website: www.jvskc.org/volunteer Apply: any time

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