The Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) is a not-for-profit corporation that operates three Federally Funded Research Centers (FFRDCs). IDA’s Systems and Analyses Center is located in Alexandria, Virginia and is comprised of eight research divisions providing objective analyses of national security issues, particularly those requiring scientific and technical expertise, and conducts related research on other national challenges.
The IDA Data Science Fellowship provides recent graduates a unique opportunity to develop and apply data science skills to important issues in national security. Data Science Fellows will investigate the ways machine learning, artificial intelligence, statistics, and big data methodologies contribute to national security and gain experience developing advanced data science tools.
They will use their critical thinking and analytic skills to work on challenging real-world national security issues. In a collaborative team environment, Fellows perform data manipulation and statistical, econometric, predictive, descriptive, and other quantitative analyses to answer national security-related research questions. Fellows should expect to learn while creatively contributing to interdisciplinary project teams.
Learn more and apply in Handshake here. Deadline is March 26
Your resume is a powerful document that highlights your skills and experience and helps tell your story. Is your resume ready to apply to jobs, internships, or CCI’s summer internship funding?
CCI’s Peer Career Advisors will teach you their top tips and tricks for creating a resume or taking your current one from good to great!
Wednesday, February 23 at 4:30 pm in Axinn 219. Live and in person!
Note: After attending this workshop, get your resume approved at Quick Questions and be entered to win a $500 airline gift card!
Click HERE to register, or just show up in person!
The Weil Legal Innovators Program (WLI) engages incoming law school students in addressing some of the most pressing social and legal challenges in our communities today. Each WLI class is comprised of incoming law school students who plan to attend a J.D. program at one of our law school partners.
Innovators defer their first year of law school to work at a partner nonprofit organization for a paid public service fellowship, executing a strategic initiative designed to leverage their passion for justice and commitment to public service, while amplifying the impact of the nonprofits and their important missions.
Learn more and apply here
CivicSpark offer unique opportunities for those passionate about environmental and community resilience to gain direct experience, build strong networks, and gain professional, technical, and leadership skills through service.
The CivicSpark Priority application for the 2022-23 Service year is OPEN NOW!
From September 2022 to August 2023, over 100 Fellows will bring energy, commitment, and drive to support communities to tackle their climate and community resilience issues while gaining professional experience! After operating eight cohorts in California, CivicSpark is excited to announce the first pilot cohorts in Washington and Colorado in 2022!
The priority deadline is March 30th.
Register for an upcoming informational webinar and visit the CivicSpark website to learn more about the program and how you can support and strengthen communities.
This opportunity was kindly shared by Nora Bayley ’21 who is really enjoying her experience in the program now.
Are you curious about how economic theory translates into the real world? Students in the club reached out to me and asked to spread the word. Check it out!
Fed Challenge is an academic-affiliated club that competes at the annual Boston Federal Reserve Challenge in the fall. The competition involves 20 colleges in the Northeast contending to curate and present the best monetary policy recommendation to panels of economists. No prior experience or major declaration is required––only a willingness to learn!
Weekly meetings consist of macroeconomic briefings, debates, and seminar-style discussions of current events, their impact on the US economy, and actions the Federal Reserve can take in response. Students joining the club can expect to learn how economic theory from classes translate into the real world and develop a keen eye for current economic affairs in the US and internationally.
If interested, please email email@example.com to be added to our mailing list
Middlebury alumni who studied Linguistics will be joining us virtually to discuss their career paths and how their major made an impact on their careers after Middlebury.
They can help you answer the question, “What can I do with my liberal arts major or degree?”
The Field Guide for Linguistics Students will feature a virtual alumni panel. At these events, you will have the chance to connect with alumni, faculty, and other students.
Date: Thursday, February 24
Click here to RSVP!
Confirmed panelists include:
Maya Barzilai ’13 – Phonetician/Phonologist, Self-Employed | Independent Scholar/Linguistics major
>>Sign up for a one-on-one chat with Maya. (9:00-noon on Friday, 2/25)
Natalie Figueroa ’18 – Assistant Director of Admission, Wellesley College | International & Global Studies/Latin American Studies major
>>Sign up for a one-on-one chat with Natalie. (11:00-noon on Friday, 2/25)
Connect with Natalie on Midd2Midd.
Hannah Washington ’08 – Senior Computational Linguist at Verbio Technologies | Independent Scholar/Linguistics major
Come join Fariha Haque, the Director of Middlebury in DC, in a discussion with Tom Manatos about best practices to finding a job or internship on Capitol Hill and in the political world.
Wednesday, February 16 at 4:30 pm. Register here in Handshake to get the Zoom link.
Tom Manatos is the Vice President of Government Relations at Spotify. He coordinates Spotify’s US policy development and advocacy on a broad range of issues and leads the interactions between the company and US government officials. He was previously advisor to Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi.
Early in his career, Tom developed a passion of helping people find jobs on Capitol Hill and in politics by sending job and internship openings to his friends. As time went on, the list grew and quickly became the top political, policy and government job service in the country helping thousands of people find jobs.
Tom and his wife Dana, who is a Republican, run TomManatosJobs.com, a nonpartisan jobs service where hundreds of jobs in the government, non-profit, campaign and private sectors are posted each week.
The Summer Undergraduate Fellowship in Nonproliferation Studies at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS)—is a paid fellowship.
Fellows work in close collaboration with CNS staff members on different nonproliferation issues in areas including:
- East Asia
- Chemical and Biological Weapons
- International Organizations and Nonproliferation
- Export Control and Nonproliferation
- Middle East Nonproliferation
CNS is a pioneer in developing and applying “New Tools” in nonproliferation research and education. Our key techniques include open source information and computer modeling, namely the creative use of satellite imagery, geospatial data, 3-dimensional (3D) modeling, virtual reality environments, and social media platforms. Over the summer, fellows may have the opportunities to contribute to innovative nonproliferation projects for the Nuclear Threat Initiative website alongside a team of CNS experts.
To gain an idea of what CNS does, please take a look at a recent project by CNS experts that recreated the US Raven Rock Mountain Complex and Russia’s Kosvinsky Bunker using open source information.
Click here to apply and follow the directions closely. Deadline is Feb 25.
The Center on Terrorism, Extremism, and Counterterrorism (CTEC) at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) is seeking qualified students for an internship for Summer 2022. These students will assist CTEC’s Deputy Director and Digital Research Lead with a wide array of extremism- and terrorism-related projects, with a particular focus on militant accelerationism and neofascism.
Specifically, CTEC is looking for students to work on literature reviews, help develop educational programming, contribute to research strategy discussions, write reports, and communicate findings to CTEC leadership and stakeholders. A possible example project is developing a foundation of knowledge on region-specific neofascism and accelerationism.
Click here to apply in Handshake. Deadline is March 20, but why wait? It just got posted this week.
The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations’ 2022 Washington, DC Summer Internship Program offers students a ten-week professional, academic, and career opportunity internship with an organization in the nation’s capital. The program features a demanding mix of professional involvement, intellectual challenge, career exploration, and cross-cultural encounters designed to provide students with a rich and varied experience.
- Professional work experience: Students are placed with one of over a dozen Near East and Arab region-related organizations with offices in Washington, D.C., where they are expected to work 35-40 hours per week under the direct supervision of their host organizations. Internships are unpaid.
- Academic seminars: Students take part in twice-weekly seminar sessions designed to provide them with greater depth of knowledge about the Arab region, to underscore the cultural, economic, and political diversity of Arab states, and to explore the intricacies of Arab-U.S. relations. There will be a particular emphasis, though not exclusively, on Arabia and the Gulf.
- Site visits: Students receive a behind-the-scenes look at many of the central institutions of the federal government, national security policymaking, international diplomacy, and international business.
All the details here. Deadline to apply is Feb 25. The application is extensive so get going now! And there is a stipend!!
Freedom House seeks candidates for the nine-month Freedom in the World Junior Fellowship program. Each Junior Fellow will join Freedom House as a fixed-term, salaried employee, eligible for benefits. Junior Fellows are responsible for managing the research for one of the six geographic regions covered by Freedom in the World.
Applicants must be 2022 graduating seniors in an applicable field or individuals who have completed their undergraduate degree between fall 2021 and June 2022. Students who have begun or completed graduate studies are not eligible. The fellowship begins ~July 1, 2022 and ends on March 31, 2023. Junior Fellows are highly encouraged to be based in either New York or DC, but remote work is possible. Candidates must possess authorization to work in the US. Non-nationals who are eligible for OPT under their F-1 visas through March 31, 2023, may apply.
Deadline: February 28. All the details here: https://freedomhouse.org/careers/freedom-world-junior-fellowship