Call for Applications: M.A. in Middle East and Islamic Studies at George Mason University
The Middle East Studies Program and the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University announce the early deadline for applications for the Fall/Spring 2018-2011 academic year: 15 February 2018. For more information about the application, visit https://meis.gmu.edu/programs/la-ma-meis/application.
Investigative Journalism Fellowship
Dr. Ibrahim forwarded us this announcement about a fellowship in investigative journalism fellowship with 50.5o, the section of the independent media platform openDemocracy.net covering women's rights, gender and sexuality. Fellowships will run for three months, and can begin in March or June 2018. Each fellow will be expected to work with editors on 2-3 reports, and to prepare for and attend weekly (virtual) editorial meetings. Fellows will be paid per story – up to £330 ($450) per report. They will also receive ongoing mentorship and practical training. Workshops will be arranged, where possible, on specific topics such as Freedom of Information requests, interview skills, and feature writing, depending on projects and fellows' needs. For more information, visit https://www.opendemocracy.net/5050/apply-for-5050-feminist-investigative-journalism-fellowship.
Journalism Organization Syria Direct Seeks Program Manager
Syria Direct, a non-profit journalism organization that produces timely coverage of Syria, is seeking a Project Manager to oversee grant writing, donor relations, and newsroom operations in its bureau in Amman, Jordan.
Congressional-Executive Commission on China Seeks Liu Xiaobo Fellows
The Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) is offering paid Fellowships to graduates of accredited Bachelor’s, Master’s, J.D. Programs, or current graduate-level students. Croft graduates are highly competitive for this position and have worked here in the past. The Fellowship listing was forwarded from an alumnus and is not yet posted on the CECC website—please contact William Mahoney for more information.
Internship Opportunity with MENA Division of Human Rights Watch
Dr. Vivian Ibrahim, Croft Associate Professor of History and International Studies, forwarded us an internship opening relevant to students studying the Middle East:
Multiple Internship Openings with the Center for Strategic and International Studies
The Center for Strategic and International Studies, a bipartisan, nonprofit policy research organization focused on defense and security, regional study, and transnational challenges, has multiple internship openings in its Washington, D.C. office.
Submit to Undergraduate Journal: Mississippi Political Review
The Mississippi Political Review is currently looking for writers who are passionate about political analysis at any level, to write for the Spring 2018 edition of our undergraduate journal. As a non-partisan academic journal, we need writers from all political backgrounds to emphasize analysis over opinion and objectivity over partisanship.
Internship Opportunities in Public Health
Class of 2010 alumna, and fall 2017 Alumni Panel speaker, Catherine Couper Espinoza forwarded us the following opportunities for Croft students and alumni interested in public health:
Video of Fall 2017 Alumni Panel
Those who missed the Croft Alumni Panel on November 10 and those who want to see it again can watch the video on YouTube at https://youtu.be/09npXdEA9Io.