CCI Funding for Onward Israel Internships – Summer 2018
Thanks to a generous donor, CCI is offering funding to three students who have already had exposure to Israel and want to return for a summer to participate in a six to ten week internship through Onward Israel. Students interested in this opportunity must apply directly to Onward Israel, be accepted, and then contact Cheryl Whitney Lower at CCI. Awards of $1500 to help cover program fees and airfare will be given on a first come, first-served basis.
Onward Israel’s purpose is to increase exponentially the number of Birthright and teen programs alumni who return to Israel for a transformative identity-building second visit, eventually reaching a stage where half of all first time visitors partake in a longer more immersive second experience. The intended long-term outcome is a long-lasting connection with Israel and a strong commitment to Jewish life and community at the heart of the next generations.
Onward Israel will offer students and young adults mid-length Israel experiences (6-10 weeks), primarily during the summer, speaking directly to the interests and concerns of the young adult population entering the labor force in a global world. Programs will be structured around resume-building opportunities such as internships, service learning, and academic courses. Further, Onward Israel will maximize opportunities for cross-cultural immersion, a feature that is highly prized by employers and academic institutions. Onward Israel will leverage investments in first-time Israel experiences by generating a solid cohort of motivated and engaged alumni, who will return home more likely to make Jewish choices, with greater readiness to be involved in invigorating Jewish communities and organizations.
Onward Israel’s Goals
To create a compelling, accessible and affordable program framework that will greatly increase the percentage of young adults having a second and more meaningful experience in Israel.
To capitalize on Israel’s competitive advantages (start-up nation, technology, global interactions, cultural immersion, Jewish social capital) to provide high-quality experiences that will increase Israel’s market share for young people searching to advance themselves personally and professionally.
To provide a significant immersive experience in Israel for Jewish young adults allowing for the
deepening of Jewish identity and the connection to Israel along with personal growth development.
To foster the awareness and interest of program participants regarding post-trip communal opportunities for activism, involvement and leadership.
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This unique, two-year rotational fellowship sits at the intersection of the federal government and the financial services industry. Director’s Financial Analysts are given the opportunity to hone analytical and problem solving skills while helping to make markets for consumer financial products work for Americans. Members of the Director’s Financial Analyst Program will experience diverse roles, responsibilities, and areas of expertise. As a result, in a short period of time, analysts will play an integral role in everything the CFPB does, from rigorous data-driven policy creation and market monitoring to on-site supervision of market participants.
All analysts will complete developmental rotations in offices throughout the CFPB. These rotations are designed to provide exposure to the analysis, strategy, research, education, policy development, supervision, enforcement, and rulemaking activities throughout the Bureau.
These positions will begin after the 2017-2018 academic year. Previous Director’s Financial Analysts have used the program as a springboard to further their careers. Some graduates of the program have moved on to:
- Grad school (e.g. Yale, MIT, Columbia, Harvard)
- Private industry (e.g. Amazon, Uber, Wells Fargo)
- Public sector (e.g. Department of the Treasury, NY Fed, local government)
HOW TO APPLY
Window 1: September 22 – September 26
Window 2: October 12 – October 16
Interested students may reach out to Bonnie.Drake@cfpb.gov with questions about the position or the application process.
Open Information Session: Middlebury Institute of International Studies/ Development Practice and Policy Program
Tuesday September 26: 5:15-6:45: Axinn 220
Are you considering your postgraduate career and interested in pursuing an MA at some point in the future? Trying to figure out how to apply your language skills, interest in international affairs, economic development, environmental policy, security studies, or education in a meaningful way for a rewarding career? Are you interested in maximizing opportunities you have for learning and professional development during your time as an undergraduate at Middlebury?
We invite you to join us at an open information session about the curricular offerings and career opportunities available at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS). This is your chance to engage with senior faculty, gain a deeper understanding of what MIIS provides as an institution, and learn about the development practice and policy program directly from the director.
Beryl Levinger, Distinguished Professor, Chair of the Development Practice and Policy Program, and Academic Director of the Design, Partnering, Management and Innovation (DPMI) program, will join me for an open Q & A session. You can find her complete bio here: http://www.miis.edu/academics/short/graduate-certificate-international-development/instructors
This is also a chance for you to find out about recently revamped accelerated degree offerings, where Middlebury alums can take advantage of guaranteed $10,000 legacy scholarships and accelerated entry that allows you to complete an MA in as little as 18 months.
As also promoted on the Midd Fellowships Office page:
The application for the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program–a fully-funded summer study abroad program–is now open!
The CLS Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 14 critical languages (see below). The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.
CLS, a program of the U.S. Department of State, is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity. CLS plays an important role in preparing students for the 21st century’s globalized workforce and increasing national competitiveness.
The application is now live and available online at: http://www.clscholarship.org
Applications are due November 15, 2017 by 7:59pm EST.
Here are links to informational videos:
CLS Program Overview: https://youtu.be/YwN8qQTYmJI
Tips for Writing a Successful Application: https://youtu.be/Mvb6luXq2BE
The fourteen languages offered by the CLS Program are:
Most languages offered by the CLS Program do not require applicants to have any experience studying critical languages. Language pre-requisites can be found on our website at http://www.clscholarship.org/about.
The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, and from a wide range of fields of study and career paths, with the purpose of representing the full diversity of the United States. Participants are selected based on their commitment to language learning and plans to apply their language skills to their future academic or professional pursuits. Students from all academic disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, science, social sciences, arts and humanities are encouraged to apply.
Prior to preparing their application, interested students should review the full eligibility and application information on the CLS Program website.
Join us for an information session on graduate studies in international affairs. Admissions representatives from these schools will be on hand to discuss admissions requirements, academic programs, and career opportunities for students interested in graduate studies in international affairs.
Tuesday, September 26
Coltrane Lounge in Adirondack House
- The Fletcher School at Tufts
- Johns Hopkins SAIS
- Columbia SIPA
- Georgetown MSFS
- Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School
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Government Relations Intern at Carmen Group
The Carmen Group is the leading government affairs consulting firm, with the best overall business approach serving a long-standing, bi-partisan client base
Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P. Federal Relations Group internship
The Federal Relations Group monitors public policy developments and deliberations in order to inform and influence decision-making by the legislative and executive branches.
Director’s Financial Analyst at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Atlantic Media Editorial Fellowship
Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
This provides full-time six to nine month fellowships for recent college and graduate school alumni to work on international peace and security issues with one of more than two dozen participating public-interest organizations in Washington, DC.
Client Advocate at Still She Rises, Tulsa: A Project of the Bronx Defenders
Kobre & Kim | Analyst Program
Kobre & Kim is an Am Law 200 global law firm focused exclusively on disputes and investigations, often involving fraud or misconduct.
Intern at The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law: a non-partisan public policy and law institute that focuses on improving the systems of democracy and justice. A singular institution – part think-tank, part public interest law firm, part advocacy group – the Brennan Center combines research, scholarship, legislative and legal advocacy, and communications to win meaningful, measurable change in the public sector.
Join a diverse team that keeps our communities and nation safe.
Honors Internship Program: 10 week paid internship for summer 2018
Collegiate Hiring Initiative: Full-time opportunities for new graduates starting summer 2018
Deadlines for both: October 15
Learn more and apply at www.fbijobs.gov