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SENIORS: Timelines for Applying to Princeton in…Africa, Asia & Latin America

What is ‘Princeton in…Africa, Asia & Latin America’?

Since 1898, the independent, non-profit organization located at Princeton University has long been driven by a mission to foster mutual appreciation and cultural understanding by connecting service-minded graduates and partner organizations in Africa, Asia and Latin America through immersive work experiences that transform perspectives, cultivate long-lasting relationships and benefit local and global communities. It is their vision that through extended exposure to global workplaces and cultures, Fellows will develop a life-long appreciation for and engagement in parts of the world, as well as a commitment to contributing to the communities they find themselves a part of after their Fellowships end.
If you are a Senior and have had any thoughts of working abroad for a year, you might very well be a good match for these programs. Each region of the world has a different management in terms of applying, so below is just a tickler to get this on a your mind and your radar if you are looking for a transformative experience working with a nonprofit that you are partnered with for one year of service.

Deadlines & Information for Applying

Princeton in Africa

10/9/17: Attend the Webinar Info Session – You can attend their online webinar on Monday, October 9, 2017 from 6-8pm EDT.  When you join their applicant mailing list by emailing piafapp@princetoninafrica.org you will receive instructions for attending the webinar when they are available. You do not need to RSVP to attend the webinar. If you are on the applicant mailing list, you will automatically be invited to the webinar.

10/29/17: Application Deadline, Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 11:59pm EDT – Application Deadline for 2018-19 fellowships

 

Princeton in Asia

11/9/17: Application Deadline, Thursday, November 9 at 11:59pm, EST for submission of application materials. You must submit your online application, hard copy application materials (official transcript & Letter of recommendation), and application fee by this date.

Princeton in Latin America

11/6/17 – Application Deadline, Monday, November 6 at 11:59 pm, EST. The initial application process is online (hard-copy materials cannot be accepted or processed). No late applications are accepted.

SENIORS: Apply for a $15K Public Service Award for Post-Grad Projects

The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award is a $15,000 stipend for graduating college seniors who demonstrate a commitment to public service anywhere in the world immediately following graduation. You get to identify a problem anywhere in the world; design a program to address it; and spend a year implementing your design. While it can be your own proposal or work with established public service organizations, students are encouraged to develop their own proposals that encompass any activity that furthers the public good. Your service commitment is for one year. Project summaries of prior award winners and FAQs are posted here.

The application deadline is January 18, 2018 and must be submitted to:

The Samuel Huntington Fund
Attn: Amy Stacy
National Grid
40 Sylvan Road
Waltham, MA 02451
amy.stacy@nationalgrid.com

Since 1989, the Fund has awarded 71 grants for graduating seniors to perform public service projects of their own design and imagination in 15 states and 29 countries around the world.

SENIORS: Apply for a $15K Public Service Award for Post-Grad Projects

The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award is a $15,000 stipend for graduating college seniors who demonstrate a commitment to public service anywhere in the world immediately following graduation. You get to identify a problem anywhere in the world; design a program to address it; and spend a year implementing your design. While it can be your own proposal or work with established public service organizations, students are encouraged to develop their own proposals that encompass any activity that furthers the public good. Your service commitment is for one year. Project summaries of prior award winners and FAQs are posted here.

The application deadline is January 18, 2018 and must be submitted to:

The Samuel Huntington Fund
Attn: Amy Stacy
National Grid
40 Sylvan Road
Waltham, MA 02451
amy.stacy@nationalgrid.com

Since 1989, the Fund has awarded 71 grants for graduating seniors to perform public service projects of their own design and imagination in 15 states and 29 countries around the world.

Interested in International Affairs & Development? Talk to MIIS about their MA Programs NOW While an Undergrad

Open Information Session: Middlebury Institute of International Studies/ Development Practice and Policy Program

Tuesday September 26: 4:30-6:00: 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.  

Middlebury Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship Application DUE 9/29

Are you a Junior Feb, Sophomore, or Sophomore Feb interested in social change here at Middlebury? Do you want funding to reflect and think deeply about issues of social justice here and around the world? Do you want access to a like-minded cohort, experienced mentors, and a powerful changemaking network? If you answered yes to those questions, the Middlebury SE Fellowship and ChangeMaker program is for you! Whether or not you have a specific project in mind, we welcome students from all identities and academic backgrounds to apply. The social entrepreneurship program equips students to become effective agents of change.  Fill out the application form at go/sefellowship2017 by 11:59pm on Friday, September 29th, 2017. Details are available in the form, and questions can be directed to Jiya Pandya at jpandya@middlebury.edu.

Do You Like to Build…a Start-Up? Venture for America is Looking for You

VFA is a two-year fellowship program for recent undergrads who want to work at a startup and create jobs in American cities. Fellows learn important startup skills at their five-week Training Camp, apply for jobs within their vetted company network, and work for two years as full-time, salaried employees in one of 18 cities. When Fellows are ready to start a company—be it two years after college or ten—VFA has the resources (like a crowdfunding competition, accelerator, and seed fund) to help make that dream a reality.

The next deadline to apply to VFA’s Class of 2018 is coming up on Monday, October 2nd at 11:59pm EST. Please go to Handshake to apply here

If they have outstanding questions, they’re more than welcome to check out their new recruitment video or schedule a call with someone on their team.

 

Women in Corporate and Nonprofit Leadership Seminar-Deadlines Extended!

STUDENTS – Note deadline extended! You now have until Friday September 29 to apply for a PLEN scholarship (Preparing. Learn more about how to apply and submit your application at plen.org/scholarships.

We’ve just extended the deadlines for our Women in Corporate and Nonprofit Leadership seminar!

EXTENDED DEADLINES:
Women in Corporate and Nonprofit Leadership – November 2-4, 2017
Scholarship deadline – September 29, 2017
Registration deadline – October 6, 2017

Experience the policy making process from women who lead business and nonprofits in Washington, DC at the Women in Corporate and Nonprofit Leadership seminar November 2-4, 2017. Learn about the most pressing policy issues facing businesses and nonprofits, develop valuable skills like salary negotiation and advocacy, and meet with top lobbyists, CEOs, and nonprofit leaders in Washington, DC, all while connecting with peers from across the country. Apply for a scholarship by Friday September 29, and register for the seminar by Friday October 6. Learn more at plen.org/wcnl.

PLEN seminars give students the chance to discuss current policy issues, visit institutions and organizations in DC, and launch their careers through intimate coaching sessions on networking, resume writing, and salary negotiation. During all seminars, students network with distinguished women at the top of their fields while building connections with their peers from across the country.

PLEN Background for the curious:

The Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) is the only national organization with the sole focus of preparing college women for leadership in the public policy arena. PLEN is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization based in Washington, D.C.

PLEN’s mission is to increase the number of women in top leadership positions influencing all aspects of the public policy process.

There are also other seminars too: