Student Opportunities

Graduate Grants and Fellowships

David L. Boren Fellowship •  www.borenawards.org/boren_fellowship
National Security Education Program
Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Applicants should identify how their projects, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined. NSEP draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness. The 2014 deadline has passed, but please refer to the website for the 2015 deadline.

The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF) • www.mmmf-grants.org/grants-us.html
The MMMF provides grants to women from developing countries to help further their education and strengthen their leadership skills to improve the lives of women and children in developing countries. Presently, the grants are geared to students of accredited institutions in the US and Canada as well as the Universities of Cape Town and Pretoria. MMMF awards grant of approximately $12,000. The 2014 deadline has passed, but the the deadline for 2015 is listed on the webpage. 

Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation www.woodrow.org/higher-education-fellowships/foreign_affairs/pickering_grad/index.php
The Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program provides graduate funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the foreign service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply. The 2014 deadline has passed, but please refer to the website for the 2015 deadline.


Conferences and Research Oppportunities

Updates to Opportunities Coming Soon!


Internships

Center for Strategic and International Studies
Since 1962, CSIS has been dedicated to finding ways to sustain American prominence and prosperity as a force for good in the world. After 50 years, CSIS has become one of the world’s preeminent international policy institutions focused on defense and security; regional stability; and transnational challenges ranging from energy and climate to global development and economic integration. CSIS is a bipartisan, nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C.  Internships are offered in the fall (application open between May 15-August 31), spring (application open between August 18-November 25), and summer (applicaion open between February 15-March 15); internships are unpaid, but a stipend is available to students in need of financial assistance. Interns also participate in the Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy, which offers interns pratical disucssions on leadership in international affairs and training in key policy skills. For more information, please visit: csis.org/about-us/internships

Newmont Corporate Social Responsibility Internship 
Background
Newmont Mining Corporation is primarily a gold producer, with operations or projects in the United States (Nevada), Australia (Central and Western Australia), Peru (Cajamarca), Indonesia, Ghana, New Zealand, and Suriname. 

The Social Responsibility Department was formed in its current organization in June 2014. The department is led by a Group Executive of Social Responsibility, who reports to the Executive Vice President of Sustainability and External Relations. Reporting to the Group Executive is a Senior Manager of Social Responsibility. 

Scope and Responsibilities
The intern will be responsible for implementing a specific Social Responsibility project during the course of his or her internship. The exact project will be determined according to the intern’s availability, interest, skills, and experience. It will be designed to execute with little supervision at the Denver Tech Center corporate office, and may include travel to one or more of Newmont’s sites. 

The internship will take place between January – May, 2015, 8-20 hours a week (depending on candidate’s availability).  Interns will receive a stipend.   

•           Junior, Senior, or graduate student at the Colorado School of Mines who is graduating May 2015 or later.
•           GPA 3.0 or higher
•           Demonstrated passion for Social Responsibility (for example: demonstrated through coursework, personal travel, extracurricular activities, past work experience, volunteer work)
•           Organized and efficient time manager
•           Ability to work unsupervised
•           Strong communication and interpersonal skills, and comfort to speak to global internal stakeholders
•           Comfort in working in multicultural environment
•           Be able to pass random drug tests required to work at our headquarters and on our sites.

If interested, go to DiggerNet and see if this is a match for your qualifications and interests. Please check the description to see if you are also required to apply on the corporate website.  If so, apply at both to be fully considered. 

Link to DiggerNet posting: https://mines-csm.symplicity.com/students/index.php?mode=form&id=fd9404cfd59580d9c6520df7e41d1267&s=jobs&ss=jobs: 


Job Listings for Graduated Students:

The Colorado Governor's Office of State Planning and Budgeting has two positions open. The job descriptions are listed below.

Colorado Results First Project ManagerPDF versionText only version       

Colorado Results First Research and Data AnalystPDF versionText only version    


Paid Internship Opportunity:

Want to be a PAID intern for Congressman Cory Gardner? This paid internship position is for the rest of this summer through this upcoming November election day. This opportunity will not only broaden your horizons within the political world as well as your political awareness, but will help you enhance your people skills, public speaking abilities, and networking skills between people not only within the office you'll be working in but in many of the offices this campaign works with. This senate race is going to be one of the closest in the country, so your help is definitely needed! If you are interested in gaining more knowledge and job experience within this career field, and most importantly get paid while doing it, please contact me at kristen.f@corygardner.com.


Career Opportunity at the U.S. Energy Information Administration:

EIA is hiring.  Come work with us!

Acquisition Program Management Specialist, GS-1101-13 <https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/375436600>

Management Analyst, GS-343-14 (All U.S. citizens) <https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/375561700>

Interdisciplinary Economist/Operations Research Analyst, GS-110-14 (All U.S. citizens) <https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/375767400>

Interdisciplinary Economist/Operations Research Analyst, GS-110-14 (Current or former federal employees; CTAP, ICTAP, VOW, VEOA, VRA eligibles) <https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/375767100>

Interdisciplinary Economist/Operations Research Analyst, GS-110-15 (All U.S. citizens) <https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/375770500>

Interdisciplinary Economist/Operations Research Analyst, GS-110-15 (Current or former federal employees; CTAP, ICTAP, VOW, VEOA, VRA eligibles) <https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/375769700>

For more information on career opportunities with EIA see:

http://www.eia.gov/careers


PhD Positions on the Intersection of Food Security and Biodiversity

Leuphana University Lueneburg’s Faculty of Sustainability has just advertised four new PhD positions. These are associated with Prof. Joern Fischer, and will contribute to an interdiscipinary project entitled “Identifying social-ecological system properties benefiting biodiversity and food security”.

Ensuring food security and halting biodiversity decline are two of the most urgent (and interconnected) challenges facing humanity in the 21st century. Taking a social-ecological systems perspective, this new project seeks to identify synergies between food security and biodiversity conservation. The PhD positions are associated with an in-depth empirical case study on food security and biodiversity in Ethiopia. Further background on the project in general is available at:

http://ideas4sustainability.wordpress.com/2014/03/31/new-research-project-on-biodiversity-and-food-security/

http://ideas4sustainability.wordpress.com/2014/04/27/new-postdoc-and-phd-positions-food-security-and-biodiversity/

The PhD positions are summarised in the following, with links to each of the four full advertisements.

 

PhD Eco1: Distribution and conservation of biodiversity in Ethiopian farmland (including birds)

Tasks and responsibilities for this PhD position will include: (1) Land cover mapping and yield gap analysis; (2) Field surveys of birds; (3) Analyses of distribution and composition of birds; and (4) Other biodiversity analyses (including other animal taxa) as appropriate.

Full details and instructions for how to apply are available at this website.

 

PhD Eco2: Distribution and conservation of biodiversity in Ethiopian farmland (including woody vegetation)

Tasks and responsibilities for this PhD position will include: (1) Land cover mapping and yield gap analysis; (2) Field surveys of woody vegetation; (3) Analyses of distribution and composition of woody vegetation; and (4) Other biodiversity analyses as appropriate.

Full details and instructions for how to apply are available at this website.

 

PhD Soc1: Governance of food security and biodiversity in Ethiopian farmland

Tasks and responsibilities for this PhD position will include: (1) Actor analysis in the contexts of food security and biodiversity conservation; (2) Social network analysis in the contexts of food security and biodiversity conservation; (3) Analysis of formal institutions and regulations in the contexts of food security and biodiversity conservation; and (4) Other governance analyses as appropriate.

Full details and instructions for how to apply are available at this website.

 

PhD Soc2: Livelihood strategies and food security of households in Ethiopian farmland

Tasks and responsibilities for this PhD position will include: (1) Household surveys of livelihood strategies; (2) Household surveys of food security; (3) Analysis of food flows and bundles of food; and (4) Other analyses of food security as appropriate.

Full details and instructions for how to apply are available at this website.

 

Deadline: 1 December 2014

For questions, please contact Prof. Joern Fischer (joern.fischer@uni.leuphana.de). For more infomration visit:

http://ideas4sustainability.wordpress.com/2014/10/10/four-new-phd-positions-on-the-intersection-of-food-security-and-biodiversity/

 There is salary money for three years, and there is research funding which can be used to complete the research. So, they're fully funded.


Research assistant/doctoral fellowship

in the field of Energy Governance for an initial three year with the possibility of an additional two years. 


The intersection of energy and environmental protection has long shaped and been shaped by international politics and institutions. Understanding issues such as the (geo)politics of natural gas markets, effective policies for promoting renewable energies and international competition in the race for clean energy economies will be essential to anticipating and addressing the challenges of the energy transition. The energy transition is closely interlinked with the emergence of climate politics. Over the past two decades, the international community has
been grappling with establishing effective national and international institutions to limit greenhouse gas emissions such as carbon markets. In addition, new governance mechanisms such as public-private partnerships have entered the arena, though their role and contribution remain to be examined. These developments raise critical questions as to the level of cooperation and competition in the governance of conventional and unconventional energy sources. In addition, it brings attention to issues of the effective governance of energy markets, including the design of policies for the deployment of renewable energies and carbon pricing. With Germany and Switzerland transforming their energy markets as part of the nuclear phase-out, many of these questions are directly relevant to ongoing political processes. Moreover, those countries are not immune to the geopolitical implications of changes in energy markets. The political geography and security of electrical grids, gas pipelines and sea lanes of transportation cannot be ignored by countries dependent on external sources of energy.

Applications, consisting of a letter of motivation, CV, academic transcripts, a writing sample and a brief summary of a proposed dissertation topic should be sent to: edith.hollenstein@unisg.ch

Closing date for applications is November 15, 2014.     

Fellowship Specifics: /UserFiles/File/LAIS/Ph_D_%20Switzerland%20Info.docx

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