Want to pursue a career in national security, foreign affairs, or humanitarian assistance? Apply for the Frasure-Kruzel-Drew Memorial Fellowship to help manage Conventional Weapons Destruction programs in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.
During this two-year paid fellowship, you will oversee conventional munitions threat reduction and humanitarian demining projects while collaborating with foreign governments, NGOs, international organizations, and other U.S. government agencies. Previous fellows have gone on to successful careers with the U.S. Department of State, UN, NGOs, and private sector.
The FKD Fellowship is administered by James Madison University’s Center for International Stabilization and Recovery.
Plus the extra bonus here is that a Midd alum works at the State Department and is willing to share more about the role. So plan on attending the following virtual information session where you can learn more: October 8 at 4:30 pm in ADK
Check out this note from Professor’s Murray Dry and Keegan Callahan. All are welcome!
To Pre-Law Club Members and Other Interested Students:
Our first meeting will take place next Tuesday, September 24, at 4:30 PM in Axinn 229. We are “piggybacking” on the Alexander Hamilton Forum’s first talk of the academic year (see the note and poster below). I will say something about The Pre-Law Club and I will invite a member of Midd Law, a student club, to say a few words also. I will also introduce Professor Steven Viner, who will be assisting me in Pre Law advising activities.
Our annual fall symposium on law and government careers will take place on Friday, October 11 at 4 PM in Hillcrest 103.
I am writing to invite you to an Alexander Hamilton Forum Constitution Day dinner at 6 PM on Tuesday, September 24, following our 2019 Constitution Day Lecture. Please RSVP here if you would like to to join us.
The lecture poster is below. Dinner will be a catered meal in Kenyon Lounge with students, faculty, and our guest speaker, Andrew Porwancher. Space is limited, so we may not be able to accommodate everyone.
We look forward to seeing many of you there! All best, Prof. Callanan
I met Olivia Bravo ’20 recently and she was telling me about a project she’s involved in. I offered to help spread the word about the work she is doing. Here is what she is up to, in her own words:
“As a Middlebury student, I will be advocating in the greater Addison County area and urge members of the Vermont community to join in lobbying foundational gun violence prevention measures.
I am part of a program with the Friends Committee on National Legislation FCNL, where 20 youth will be lobbying for gun violence prevention in their respective states. From all different backgrounds, representing their individual communities, the “Advocacy Corp” members will be pushing their Congressional members for two bills; S. 42 Universal Background checks in the Senate, and H.R. 1236 Extreme Risk Protection Orders in the House of Representatives.
If you would like to get involved or share your experience with gun violence please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
What I want to emphasize to the Middlebury community is that I will have having workshops and events to teach lobbying 101 before I take any official trips to district offices in VT. This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about how they can advocate for themselves as a constituents as well as for students interested in the political realm to gain first hand experience interacting with Congressional members and their staff. I also want to make clear that I am looking at gun violence prevention as a non-partisan issue and do not represent the values of FCNL or a particular party, everyone is welcome!
The Cybersecurity Talent Initiative is the first-of-its-kind public-private partnership aimed at recruiting and training a world-class cybersecurity workforce. The program is a selective opportunity for students in cybersecurity-related fields to gain vital public and private sector work experience and even receive up to $75,000, inclusive of tax, in student loan assistance.
Participants selected for the program will be guaranteed a two-year placement at a federal agency with cybersecurity needs. Before the end of their federal service, participants will be invited to apply for full-time positions with the program’s private sector partners. Participants hired by these companies will also receive student loan assistance.
Hamilton Place Strategies (HPS) is an analytical public affairs consulting firm. HPS uses substantive analysis to understand complex topics, and creative public affairs tools to explain issues to target audiences and reach critical stakeholders. We achieve our clients’ goals by enhancing understanding of issues, products, and companies, and ultimately, improving outcomes.
HPS is engaged at the highest levels on issues such as the future of work, the role of finance in the global economy, the value of immigration to growth, improving cross-border policy to facilitate trade, modernizing tax policy, and other issues across a broad range of sectors.
The job is available now in Handshake. Click HERE. Deadline is September 27.
Also note there is a virtual info session offered on Sept 19 at 5:30 pm. See the link in the position description above to sign up.
Are you curious about the foreign service? Thinking about applying for the internship next summer at an embassy?
Then sign up for a 20 minute meeting, basically an informal chat where you can talk with a foreign service officer and ask any question you want.
Click HERE to sign up in Handshake. Only 6 spots available between 9 and 11 am on Thursday Sept 19, first come first serve. You just need to have your resume available to upload.
Katy Estes is the Director of the Vermont Passport Agency and has been a Foreign Service Officer for the last 15 years. She has served in London, Lebanon, Islamabad, Sudan and Romania. All students welcome, all majors, all class years