US Dept of State Now Accepting Applications from newly Graduates Program

We are now accepting applications for the Recent Graduates Program (RGP).

The RGP targets recent graduates of trade and vocational schools, community colleges, universities, and other qualifying educational institutions or programs. To be eligible, applicants must apply within two years of degree or certificate completion. U.S. citizenship is required.

Position

Announcement Number

Human Resources Specialist

Charleston, SC

HRSC/ACWA-2017-0010

A complete application must be submitted by 11:59PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration. This includes submitting the online application as well as any required documents as defined in the Required Documents section in the listed announcement. Candidates are encouraged to complete their applications well before the application deadline to ensure they receive consideration.

There is a maximum number of applications for each vacancy announcement. The vacancy will close on the closing date listed in the announcement or when the maximum number of applications is received. The vacancy will close when the first of these conditions are met. If the application limit is reached on the same day the announcement opened, the open and close date will be the same.

If you have any questions or would like to search for topics of interest, please visit our forums or FAQs at careers.state.gov.

Scholarships from Asian American Journalists Association

Calling all students! 

Check out these new opportunities and important updates just for you. 

The clock is ticking, so be sure to take advantage before the deadlines below!

New Scholarships and Internship Grants Now Open

Be sure to check the AAJA Student Opportunities section 

2017 NBC Summer Partnership

 

Check out the 2017 NBC Summer Partnership. NBCUniversal will place up to four selected students as paid interns for their programs based in New York City. A $2,000 stipend is available to those who qualify.

 

Apply today. The last day for AAJA to receive applications by mail is  February 17, 2017.

 

 

Questions about AAJA student opportunities? 

Contact Justin Seiter at justins@aaja.org.

periodically for new opportunities and updates

Nisei Student Relocation Commemorative Fund 2017: Rhode Island/Eastern MA

The scholarship deadline is next Wednesday, February 1st for Southeast Asian American students in Rhode Island and Eastern MA who plan to attend college in the Fall. Only a limited number of scholarships are available, and they can make a big difference for the right student.

The funds were made possible by the families of those who’d been unjustly placed in the Japanese internment camps during World War II.
It’s only available in one state at a time, and this year it’s being made available to students in Rhode Island and Eastern MA. In Rhode Island, there were an estimated 11,971 Southeast Asians living thiere including 5,961 Cambodians, 1,015 Hmong, 3,380 Laotians, and 1,615 Vietnamese back in 2010.

For many of the states where Lao, Khmer and Hmong resettled, fewer than 2 in 10 successfully complete college, and scholarships can play a key role in preventing financial distress from being a reason for students dropping out.

Historically, it’s also been very important for us to actively help get the word out to these families because many the scholarship wants to serve most don’t have a frame of reference for what and when to apply.

The deadline is February 1st but it can make a real difference in students lives, especially for those who are among the first in their family to attend college.

I strongly encourage you to please help spread the word and assist students in applying if you have relatives or friends in Rhode Island or Eastern Massachusetts.

Students will need to write a Personal Statement of 500 words or less (2 pages and typed) that will help the local committee understand why the student wants to continue their education or career training after high school. they are asked to select from one of the following topics as part of their essay:

– Are there any outstanding circumstances that may help the committee better understand you/your life and goals?

– What obstacles or challenges have you faced in getting an education?


– What are your personal and career goals?


– What contributions do you see yourself making to your ethnic community in the future?


– Describe how you have demonstrated leadership in or out of school.

The 4th Asian Symposium on the Humanities & Human Rights Education »

Deadline: June 2, 2017
Open to: educators, academics, researchers, students, non-profit and non-governmental professionals, social workers and human rights activists.
Venue: 6– 8 August 2017, Hiroshima, Japan

Description

We welcome you to join us in Hiroshima, Japan for the 4th Asian Symposium on the Humanities and Human Rights Education (SHARE 2017), which will coincide with the 72nd Hiroshima Peace Memorial and Remembrance Ceremony.

In addition to the conference, participants will have an opportunity to visit Hiroshima Peace Park and the Shrine Island of Miyajima — both are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The human rights landscape today, with its ever-changing peaks and valleys, has made some noteworthy advances in promoting greater access to human rights on a global scale; however, they cannot overshadow the existing violations against humanity that are aggravated through the discrimination and marginalization of peoples. SHARE 2017 will be an opportunity to explore these issues through the lens of the humanities.

With the theme New Directions, SHARE 2017 aims to promote a greater understanding of the intersections between the humanities and human rights through peaceful and respectful discussion of the issues. This event is an interdisciplinary platform for academics, researchers, policy makers, human rights advocates, students and professionals.

Eligibility

SHARE 2017 in Hiroshima, Japan will focus on the intersections between the humanities and human rights education. It will be an ideal event for educators, academics, researchers, students, non-profit and non-governmental professionals, social workers and human rights activists.

Application

We welcome proposals of 250 words in English on the streams listed below by Friday, June 2, 2017. For more information or to submit an abstractclick here

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions,  write to:  secretariat@intesda.org.

The official web-page.

Your chance to WIN FREE TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION in Warsaw for #RockitWAW!

Deadline:  30 January 2017
Open to: participants from around the world
Venue: 16– 17 February 2017 in Warsaw, Poland

 

Rockit Digital Summit is an annual international conference bringing innovation, entrepreneurial mindset and technology to digital communication and media.

RockitWAW is the major networking conference for digital communication professionals from media, marketing, business, non-profit, and governmental sectors in Europe and Central Asia. RockitWAW brings you the world-class speakers & inspiring discussions around digital communication, tech trends and developments in media. This is the event to share ideas, inspire others and get inspired yourself.

Who will be there 450+ attendees:

  • Media – journalists, bloggers, editors, media managers
  • Marketing – digital marketing and advertising professionals
  • Business – entrepreneurs, startups, corporate managers
  • Non-profit – activists, communication specialists
  • Government – press officers, political consultants

Join RockitWAW! Rock the Digital!

 

 

Award

Your chance to WIN FREE TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION in Warsaw for #RockitWAW!
All you have to do is write a public post telling us why you want to join Rockit. It can be a picture, gif, video, text – you name it! And don’t forget to tag Rockit Digital Summit and use #IWant2RockitWAW hashtag!

Application

The owner of the most creative post will join #RockitWAW at our expenses! The more “likes” and shares you get – the bigger are your chances!
The contest ends by Monday (30.01) midnight!
If you already bought your tickets you can still participate. If you win we will reimburse you the money.

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, feel free  to contact via email :  nino@digicomnet.org  or  artur@digicomnet.org.

The official web-page.

Scholarships for Master’s Programs at HSE University (Moscow, St. Petersburg)

Applications are currently being accepted for full-tuition scholarships to study at National Research University – Higher School of Economics in Moscow and St. Petersburg. All international students seeking English- or Russian-language graduate education are encouraged to apply.

HSE University is one of the top universities in Russia and one of the leaders in Eastern Europe and Eurasia in economics and social sciences. Our students come from all over the world to study in English or Russian in Bachelor’s, Master’s, and non-degree programs.

Fields of study: Computer Science, Economics, Humanities, International Affairs, Management, Mathematics, Social Sciences

How to apply: To apply for a scholarship, please fill out the standard HSE online application form (available here) and indicate that you wish to be considered for a scholarship. In your application, you may apply to two programs.

Scholarship details: Scholarships cover the full cost of tuition for Master’s programs over the course of two years. Subsidized accommodation at HSE dormitories is available for around 1400 rubles per month.

Eligibility:You must already holda Bachelor’s degree or earn one before the program start date (September 2017). If English is not your native language, IELTS or TOEFL exams are required to demonstrate you proficiency.  For full program requirements, please consult individual program pages.

Deadlines: This year, there are two rounds for scholarship deadlines. The Round 1 deadline is February 1, 2017; the Round 2 deadline is May 1, 2017.

Scholarships are available for the following English-taught Master’s programs:

More information is available on the International Admissions website.

The 7th International Summer School in German Philosophy

Deadline:  15 April 2017
Open to: students from around the world
Venue: 10-21 July 2017 in Bonn, Germany

Description

The 7th International Summer School in German Philosophy will trace the central debates concerning the concepts of free will and political freedom in the Post-Kantian tradition. This course will attempt to provide a fairly comprehensive critical overview of the theories of political freedom and free will that were so central to Classical German Philosophy in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. We will begin by looking at the ideas of political freedom and free will as they developed among the ancient Greeks, in early Christianity and in Luther’s hugely influential essay The Freedom of a Christian (which influenced among others Kant, Schelling and Hegel). We will then move ahead to consider a family of compatibilist theories of free will that were developed around the middle of the eighteenth century (Hume, Wolff, and the early Kant). We will then briefly consider Kant’s liberal political philosophy and especially the unusual synthesis of incompatibilism and compatibilism that he developed in the Critical period (the Third Antinomy and the Second Critique).

From there, we will move to the Post-Kantian constellation and focus on selected texts by Schopenhauer, Schelling and Hegel. Arguably, the Post-Kantian philosophers confront Kant on metaphysical grounds in that they believe that Kant’s metaphysics of nature gives rise to a placement issue, as it is hard to see how human freedom could fit into a causally closed world-order of the type envisaged by Kant. Hegel, however, revises the Kantian framework in a radical way by attempting in effect to replace a metaphysical conception of free will with his conception of socio-political freedom as laid out in his Phenomenology of Spirit and his mature Philosophy of Right.
Our last focus will be Hegel, who can be seen as developing a distinctive multi-level theory of several different sorts of freedom, including free will, socio-political freedom, and what one might call metaphysical freedom. Finally, we shall consider Nietzsche’s views on free will, which are striking for their tendency to call both the idea of the will and the idea of its freedom radically into question.

The first week of this course will be run by Prof. Dr. Michael Forster, the second by Prof. Dr. Markus Gabriel. As always, we will invite a series of high-profile keynote speakers.

Eligibility

  • All students must in addition have at least one degree in philosophy.
  • All texts and discussions will be in English.
  • The course will be open to a maximum of 40 participants.

Costs

The International Centre for Philosophy North Rhine-Westphalia will be offering several stipends for foreign graduate students to cover part of their traveling expenses and accommodations. To apply for a stipend, please send a short, separate letter outlining current funding status, financial need and projected travel expenses. Please note that there are no registration or course fees for the summer school.

We will help all participants find accommodation in Bonn (youth hostel, hotel rooms). More information regarding housing will be made available soon. Please contact us at: philosophy-summerschool@uni-bonn.de. Participants will be responsible for meals outside official summer school dinners. All usual services (internet and library access, etc.) will be provided.

Application

Please send the following by 15.4.2017 to::  philosophy-summerschool@uni-bonn.de.

  • CV of no more than 2 pages
  • Statement of intent of no more than 1 page. Please mention in your statement whether you are interested in attending and participating in several seminars on the topic in German, which will be offered should demand warrant.
  • Writing sample of no more than 2,000 words in either English, French or German.

The official web-page.