Brigham Young University
Prague Summer Schools

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Prague Summer Schools

Prague Summer Schools, 1–8 July 2017, are seven-day academic programs designed to bring together undergraduate and graduate students of various nationalities and academic backgrounds to enjoy their summer holidays in a unique academic and cultural environment.  Schola Empirica is pleased to announce the forthcoming Prague Summer Schools on the following topics:

Summer School on European Politics: Interests versus Culture
Summer School on China: A World Superpower—Myth or Reality?
Summer School on Development, Sustainability, and Globalization
Summer School on Behavioral Economics and Psychology

We invite you to visit our web site www.praguesummerschools.org to discover the details about the upcoming programs. The main page will direct you to the individual page of each summer program containing information on academics, logistics, photos, alumni feedback, guidelines to application process, and the online application.

Bar-Ilan University Summer Study

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Bar-Ilan University Summer Study

The Bar-Ilan University interdisciplinary, four-week summer program in conflict resolution offers students the opportunity to earn 8 academic credits (4 courses) in a period of four weeks (6 July–3 August 2017) and receive a certificate in conflict resolution. Individual courses (5 days each), all taught in English, are also possible. All this, learning in an experiential way, on-site, in a country involved in an intractable conflict. Applications are open to current advanced undergraduate students and current graduate students, as well as holders of undergraduate/graduate degrees, worldwide, from all disciplines in the social sciences, the liberal arts, and the humanities. Professionals are also welcome.

The summer program is operated by the Graduate Program in Conflict Resolution, Management, and Negotiation at Bar-Ilan University in Israel.

For information, e-mail Rafi Nets at summer.CRidentity@biu.ac.il.

GoEuro Study Abroad Scholarship

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GoEuro Study Abroad Scholarship

For students completing a study abroad program in Europe, traveling to new and exciting destinations is all part of the experience. However, figuring out how to get to smaller towns and cities with no major airport connections can be a complicated process. Which is why we are determined to help students find the best ways to get around!

GoEuro would like students to experience the best that Europe has to offer their own way, no matter what mode of transport they prefer. To allow students the chance to explore and travel the continent, GoEuro is offering this great European scholarship to financially assist international students (U.S. students are international to them) with their studies.

Entries for applications will be accepted until Tuesday, 31 January 2017. Applications received outside this time period will not be considered. Scholarship winners will be announced on Monday, 6 February 2017.

Learn more on their web site.

Women Have a Voice

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Women Have a Voice

A Workshop on How to Write for the Popular Press

Friday, 30 September, 1:00–4:00 p.m., UVU
Friday, 28 October, 1:00–4:00 p.m., BYU

BYU, UVU, and the WomanStats Project have teamed up to present a two-part empowering writing event. Participants will gather first at UVU for instruction on how to write op-eds, letters to the editor, blog posts, and to learn why girls and women should publicly express their opinions (e.g., to influence policy; most writers on online popular journals are male).

Participants then have one month to draft a piece and will return in October at BYU to receive feedback from professional writers waiting to meet them!

Women and girls across Utah, regardless of age, educational status, or political views are welcome to attend this free event. A few pieces will be selected for publication on local blogs, and the remaining participants are free to submit their pieces to any news outlet they choose.

Identify your voice, hear dynamic speakers, work with writing coaches, craft a piece of writing that you may later publish, and eat refreshments.

Address questions to natalie_romeri-lewis@byu.edu.

RSVP links: http://www.uvu.edu/uwlp/ (first listed event) or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-have-a-voice-a-workshop-on-how-to-write-for-the-popular-press-tickets-26874549501

Defense Intelligence Agency Vacancies

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Defense Intelligence Agency Vacancies

Application deadline: Friday, 23 September

The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) has posted vacancies for several summer internship programs for seniors graduating in 2017. These internships offer competitive pay and have an extremely high chance of turning into a permanent position after completing the internship.

Apply Now

The most relevant vacancy for most area studies/international relations students is 2017 Summer Internship Program—Intelligence Careers (Recent Graduates and Rising Seniors Only), vacancy number 108388-03. It is for careers in analysis, human intelligence, counterintelligence, and mission management.

For those students with additional skills, there are also internships in the following fields: science and technology; security; finance and acquisition; human services, office management and infrastructure; and information technology.

Many graduating seniors would be wary about something labeled as an internship rather than a permanent position. However, internships are one of the easiest ways into the intelligence community. On top of that, these are paid internships.