The story of Peace Corps is best told by Volunteers themselves. Digital platforms allow for immersive storytelling that provides a window into communities where Volunteers serve. Data-driven market research informed a new brand platform, built to fit the Peace Corps’ unique mission, tone, and personality.
This new brand platform includes a visual identity with a bright, modern look and feel—a vital update to a historic brand. The agency has designated its longtime logo as its official seal and rolled out a new version of the logo, refreshed for digital communications. Peacecorps.gov, the agency’s website, received a complete overhaul to put the user experience first and focus on responsive, mobile-friendly design, so Americans interested in international service can find them wherever they are. Visit the new site: peacecorps.gov
What is the new Peace Corps?
Driven by their historic mission to build relationships across borders, the Peace Corps is launching a new brand platform to put the Volunteer experience at the forefront. Through immersive storytelling and digitally focused communications, Americans from all walks of life will have the chance to see themselves as Peace Corps Volunteers.
Where can You learn about Peace Corps service?
The Peace Corps lives where you live. Find them on Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or any of our other social platforms. Visit the completely overhauled peacecorps.gov to begin a journey, and hear directly from current and returned Volunteers who share questions, concerns, and experiences. The new website is mobile-friendly, utilizes modern design principles, and provides the most relevant information to the right user at the right time.
What is the Peace Corps logo?
The Peace Corps traces its logo history to the mid-1970s. The iconic image created by graphic designer David Battle will live on as the agency’s official seal. To adapt to a digitally focused communications environment, the Peace Corps pulled key elements from the pre- existing logo, including the image of the dove, the American flag, and the U.S. colors, into
a clean, simple design that represents an agency rooted in its historic mission, but always flying toward the future.
Consider being a Volunteer by contacting our Peace Corps representative, Zoe Armstrong: zarmstrong[at]peacecorps.gov
It’s not too late. The Ambassador Corps program connects students to the front line of social impact with unique global internship opportunities. A select group of the top undergraduate university students from across the US are chosen to do an 8 to 10 week international summer internships. The Ambassador Corps has opened a second round of applications to fill the high demand of international placements for summer 2016. Extended Deadline: Due April 25, 2016
The application deadline has been extended until April 25th. If you have any questions about the program, please call 831-647-3084 or email ambcorps[at]miis.edu. Fast Fact: There are AC placements still available in Rwanda, South Africa, Peru, the Philippines, India, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mongolia, Jordan, Chile and more. Submit Your Application today!
Communications (communications/marketing, correspondence, graphic design, multimedia, web development)
Logistics (event production, fundraising, in-house operations, special ops)
Technology (data management, graphic design, information technology, multimedia, web development)
Clinton Presidential Center (communications, educational programs, volunteers & visitor services)
Within each function there are specific areas of interest and within each area of interest there are specific departments (see our available internships). The application requires that you (1) choose your areas of interest and (2) prioritize your departments of choice in your short essay. Please review the options and be prepared with your selections before beginning the application process.
There are also a few interesting entry-level jobs, but don’t trust me, check them out yourself!:
Location: MBH Rm. 220 When: Wednesday, February 3, 12:00p
Career Conversation sponsored by CCI will follow the talk at 1:15p
Peter A. Seligmann P’17 is the Chairman and CEO of Conservation International, a global nonprofit organization that he co-founded in 1987. Under Peter’s leadership, Conservation International has become a cutting edge leader in valuing and sustainably caring for nature for the well-being of people. Peter, a dynamic communicator and thought leader, has been an influential and inspiring voice in conservation for nearly 40 years. He works in partnership with governments, communities, and businesses to find solutions to ensure the sustainability of our natural resources. Read full bio here.
Less than two weeks remain to apply to 2016 Summer Internships (deadline is Monday, January 18, 2016, 5 pm EST) with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)! This premier Internship program advances the careers of emerging global health leaders, placing them alongside top experts and helping them take the next professional steps. Interns deliver high-quality technical support for international projects, and have special opportunities for career-building and networking. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply. There are only a few steps to submit an application, and you do NOT need letters of recommendation. See our application checklist for details.
Most of the jobs currently listed are for post-bachelor’s, however, after reviewing all 26 listed I found one that a qualified Senior could apply for: Population & Reproductive Health Communications Intern (Search: INT-P5-027). Another cool service USAID offers, is doing an informational interview with someone in USAID who could review your resume, even if you haven’t applied for one of their internships yet. This is your chance to ask questions about how to prepare yourself for a successful global health career, what qualities health employers are looking for, and any other related issues. Check out how to set up an appointment HERE.
Internship Facts Applications close: Monday, January 18, 2016, 5 pm EST Pay: Based on level of education, and specified in the job descriptions Duration: 12-weeks Location: Washington, DC / Arlington, VA Eligibility: Positions are available at master’s, bachelor’s, and doctoral levels. Internships are open to current students and recent graduates (within 12 months of master’s/PhD, or 24 months of BA/BS). You must be a US Citizen or US Permanent Resident to apply.
Please address questions to ghfprecruitment[at]ghfp.net.
Please join Annie Makela, Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Center for Social Impact Learning at MIIS on Tuesday at 4:30PM in CCI’s Library in Adirondack House to learn more about developing hands-on experience doing social impact work abroad with Ambassador Corps.
More than an internship, the Ambassador Corps program offers an entry point for a meaningful international career. Students work with socially responsible organizations around the world and experience digital storytelling, mentorship, and a rewarding connection to an international community. Internship assignments focus on education, sports and development, social entrepreneurship, empowerment for women and girls, and environmental sustainability.
Want more information about Ambassador Corps? Check out our website (http://sites.miis.edu/ambassadorcorps/) for application details and profiles of the 2015 cohort!
Are you graduating in February or looking for an internship with meaning and substance? Check out the year of service teaching program with WorldTeach or their summer internship opportunities. If this is of interest to you, the WorldTeach Colombia program wants to inform you that the next group of volunteer teachers for their year-long program will be departing for Colombia in early January. Students can earn their TEFL certification over the course of their service and receive exclusive teacher training feedback while abroad. Volunteers will teach English to grades 5-12, college students or in adult education centers in urban settings like Cartegena in Colombia or more rural areas like Isla Baru on the Caribbean coast. Read more
The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and partner organizations currently have dozens of job opportunities available globally with more positions likely to become available by summer 2016. J-PAL’s recruitment drive is an excellent opportunity to join us and our work to alleviate poverty. J-PAL is a network of over 100 affiliated professors around the world who use randomized evaluations to answer questions critical to poverty alleviation. Started at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA, J-PAL also has six regional offices in Africa (South Africa), Europe (France), Latin America and the Caribbean (Chile), North America (USA), South Asia (India), and Southeast Asia (Indonesia). J-PAL affiliated professors employ research staff through their primary university and through organizations like J-PAL, Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), IFMR Lead, Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD), Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA), and Crime Lab. Most positions posted during the recruitment drive require candidates to apply online via the J-PAL/IPA Common Application.
Most positions are based outside of the US, but some positions are available at J-PAL in Cambridge, MA, at IPA in New Haven, CT, or at affiliates’ home institutions. Positions are full-time and most require a commitment of at least one year. In addition to the specific positions that J-PAL is hiring for, we are looking to fill positions in two general job categories: Read more
APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN! BE A GLOBAL HEALTH CORPS FELLOW
The world is ready for a change. Global Health Corps is building a generation of global health leaders that looks, thinks, and acts differently. They are engineers, designers, and data analysts. They are committed to social justice, they are united by the belief that health is a human right, and from where they’re sitting the future looks very, very bright.
They are searching for 160 talented young leaders from every sector for their 2016-2017 class of Global Health Corps fellows who will join their community of nearly 600 changemakers worldwide. Applications are open November 4, 2015 to February 2, 2016. Curious what role YOU can play? Find more super insightful information about the Fellows program here.
From alumnae, Annie Davies ’06: “Anyone looking for an entry level position in international development and global health, at a fun, fast-paced organization? Check out the position – Program Assistant – Asia and Eastern Europe.
Our Peace Corps recruiter, Zoe Armstrong, will be on campus, Monday, November 16, 6 P.M. in Hillcrest FEC, to present to those of you who are interested, especially those who want to make the January 1, 2016 application deadline (for programs departing late 2016). She provided us with some sample Peace Corps resumes that may help when thinking about how to “tell your story”. The 6 sample resumes are for the six sectors of Peace Corps that will help guide interested applicants more specifically based on their sector skill areas. Peace Corps sectors are Agriculture, Community & Economic Development (Business), Education, Environment, Health, and Youth Development.
These are only meant as a guide. They are always interested in a snapshot of Peace Corps relevant work (and all work) over the past 10 years on a resume (no further back than senior year of high school). It is okay to have two pages as long as the pages are full. The Placement office looks at internships, paid work, volunteer work, club membership/leadership, service trips, community outreach/projects, cross-cultural competency, and any linguistic skills.
Don’t forget to come to the presentation where Zoe have help answer any application questions you may have or to just learn more about the process if you are not a senior.
EcoAgriculture Partners, a pioneering non-profit organization that works to reduce hunger, increase agricultural production, improve rural people’s lives and conserve biodiversity using an innovative whole landscape approach, is hiring for 2 International Development positions for people who are interested in sustainability and agriculture. One position is full-time for a recent grad; the other is a stipend internship that could be for a J-term experience, perhaps. Read more
The 3rd Annual Yale Food Systems Symposium will be held this October 30-31 and the theme for this year’s conference is “New Alliances That Shape a Food Movement.” The keynote speaker will be Olivier De Schutter, former UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, and the keynote panel will include Robert Lustig, Dorceta Taylor, and Ricardo Salvador.
People in food movements around the world envision a future where the world’s food systems restore degraded ecosystems, mitigate and adapt to climate change, improve community health, and facilitate more equitable economic exchange. To realize this ambitious vision this world must encourage and support novel, collaborative, and holistic problem-solving approaches. This symposium want to bring a diverse group of people and approaches together at this Food Systems Symposium such as those in the public health community who seek to increase access to fresh vegetables in urban centers; land conservationists who wish to preserve farmland; legal scholars who identify avenues of policy change; and immigration reformers who advocate for farm workers.
This year’s conference seeks to foster new alliances that will encourage crosscutting conversations, innovative thinking, and actionable strategies. Eaters across the nation struggle to find wholesome food choices that nourish their bodies without endangering important environmental and social resources. A true coalition will bring expertise across disciplines to creatively solve the otherwise intractable problems of food security and access, social justice, public health, environmental stewardship, and safety. These alliances and the common goal of an improved food system will serve as the guiding focus for the 2015 Yale Food Systems Symposium.
In July Peace Corps announced historic changes to its application process. The online form is doable in under an hour; you can help choose the country you’d like to volunteer in (there are still no guarantees) and what you’d like to do there; and you’ll hear within a year about that acceptance.
2. Immersion in another culture
By spending two years in a foreign country — often living with host families — PCVs become immersed in ways unheard of when travelling as a tourist. You’ll experience day-to-day living first hand, from the highs to the lows.
3. You’ll learn a new language (or become fluent in the one you’ve been studying)
Immersion naturally means volunteers speak that country’s language (that can mean drilling down to region-specific dialects). Yes, it’s a challenge, but once selected, PCVs undergo a two- to three-month training period during which they receive intensive language instruction from native speakers as well as technical details about their volunteering duties.
Just to give you a sampling of the types of articles on DevEx: Follow the link after the informational blurb below!
“Speaking a second, third or even more languages is a common skill in the international development sector. Living in different countries provides ample opportunity for learning a new language, and those interested in this line of work tend to also be the kind of people attracted to foreign language study.
English fluency has become a requirement for most international development positions, as it has solidified itself as the dominant international language. But what if you don’t speak a second or third language? Is it necessary to learn one if you want to pursue a career in global development? While the benefits of being multilingual in an international career may seem obvious, the decision to tackle a new language isn’t as clear.”
One Heart Source (OHS) is a non-profit organization designed to empower young people through education. They believe that your students, both graduate and undergraduate, will greatly benefit from the experience of working, living, and teaching abroad.
The final application deadline is approaching quickly for the 2015 Volunteer Programs. The Final Application Deadline is March 2oth. One Heart Source offers a variety of 2, 4, and 8-week programs in South Africa and Jamaica!
* Teach primary school students through a mentorship program focused on building strong Math and English foundations, while empowering students
* Lead after-school programs in non-traditional subjects like dance, debate, art, and sports
* Integrate yourself into and work closely with members of the local community to create positive social uplift * Exchange ideas and culture with people from around the world
* Work with a small, dynamic team of international university and graduate students
* Develop empathy, confidence, and leadership skills while pursuing social justice
They will be hosting live online information sessions on March 8, 11, 15, and 18!
Join by Registering Here!
About the Dean: Associate Professor Kent Glenzer was appointed dean of the Graduate School of International Policy and Management in January 2015. Glenzer serves as the academic leader overseeing the school’s degree programs in Business Administration (MBA), International Education Management, International Environmental Policy, International Policy and Development, Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies, and Public Administration (MPA), as well as a variety of related non-degree programs.
Expertise: I have extensive work and research experience in sub-Saharan Africa, having lived there for 13 years and focused on it as both an external and internal consultant to NGOs and public sector agencies for 10 more years. I have a strong background, both practically and academically, in civil society, social movements, and policy advocacy. I specialize in organizations, organizational development, organizational behavior and culture, institutional and organizational fields, and organizational evolution and learning processes. All my work and thinking centralizes on the power dynamics, inequalities, and identity politics that surround and constitute development processes, programs, policies, and strategies.
Lunch with MIIS Dean of the Graduate School of International Policy and Management
When: Wednesday, February 25
Where: 12:15 pm in Adirondack House at CCI
Bring your questions, lunch IS provided, and have a conversation about MBA, MPA and several other programs in sunny California!!
The Global Good Fund is now accepting applications for our 2016 Fellowship cohort. This 15-month Fellowship accelerates the personal growth of high potential leaders in the social sector. If you are an entrepreneur solving complex social problems and achieving global good, you should apply!
The Global Good Fund is a leadership development enterprise built by and for social entrepreneurs. They identify high-potential leaders and accelerate their success through proven and proprietary development methods. The Global Good Fund invests in these leaders by pairing them with executives who serve as Coaches, and by providing leadership assessment resources, a network of peers, sector expertise, and targeted financial capital.
Part 1 of the application will be accepted through June 1st, 2015. Please visit our website below for more information about the Fellowship and the application process / timeline.