Brigham Young University
Taiwan-America Student Conference

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Taiwan-America Student Conference

Early application deadline: 31 January (no fee); $10 fee until 28 February; $20 fee until 16 March
Program dates: 14 July–4 August

Taiwan America Student Conference (TASC) is a unique student-run program that brings together thirty outstanding university students of a variety of fields from across Taiwan and the U.S. for a three-week intensive leadership conference in Taiwan, aiming to develop strong connections between students of Taiwan and the U.S. in order to promote mutual concern and understanding across cultural and national boundaries.

During this program, delegates will travel around Taiwan and engage in a variety of activities aimed at fulfilling these goals, including the following:

—Excursions to important cultural and historical locations
—Lectures and networking opportunities with prominent figures from a variety of fields such as professors, entrepreneurs, politicians, and more
—Roundtable groups, composed of eight students (4 from the U.S., 4 from Taiwan), and a final forum aimed at facilitating dialogue and increasing students’ understanding of a particular subject of interest to them.

These activities and much more will help the students involved to learn more about the respective countries, gain international and practical experience, develop strong friendships, and join a lasting community between participants, all of which will help students to grow professionally, academically, and personally, and make TASC an altogether unique, fun, and life-changing experience.

Undergraduate and graduate students and recent graduates of any major are welcome to apply. Be sure to check the web site for more info.

Summer Internship Program

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Summer Internship Program

Application deadline: Friday, 23 February

The National Council on U.S.–Arab Relations’ Summer Internship Program in Washington, D.C., offers undergraduate and graduate students a ten-week professional, academic, and career opportunity internship in the nation’s capital. The program features a demanding mix of professional involvement, intellectual challenge, career exploration, and cultural encounters designed to provide interns with a rich and varied experience during their time in Washington.

• Professional work experience
• Academic seminars
• Site visits

A $25 nonrefundable program fee must be submitted with the application. Internship program participants, upon successful fulfillment of the program’s academic and internship requirements, will receive a $1,000 fellowship stipend.

 

Go to ncusar.org/internship/ for more information about the program and how to apply.

The National Council may review and accept applicants on a rolling basis prior to the final application deadline. Materials may arrive separately, such as official transcripts mailed directly by your college or university or letters of recommendation. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that all materials are postmarked by the deadline. Late materials will not be considered.

Teach for America

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Teach for America

Teach For America is a diverse network of leaders who confront educational inequity through teaching and work with unwavering commitment from every sector of society to create a nation free from this injustice.

Our next application deadline is Friday, 1 December. Find out by Monday, 29 January. Visit us online at www.teachforamerica.org.

Language Is Life

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Language Is Life

Have you written a paper on language? If so, consider submitting it to Schwa for publication. Having an article published looks terrific on a résumé, especially when you can send a hyperlink for that article. It is our objective to help you.

We publish two issues per semester. We do our best to publish technical articles as well as more accessible papers. The number of articles we can publish per issue is only limited by the number of our staff members. Even if your paper is not accepted immediately, we can hold it for later publication.

Visit us online for details at schwa.byu.edu.

Recruiting for Government of Canada Jobs

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Recruiting for Government of Canada Jobs

Application deadline: Thursday, 2 November

Each year the Government of Canada’s recruitment of policy leaders program seeks talented and accomplished professionals, academics, scientists, and thinkers. The program offers a unique opportunity to launch directly into stimulating and diverse careers in the federal public service. The program is seeking candidates with a strong record of academic excellence, an interest in public policy, and experience that demonstrates leadership and commitment. All candidates must hold (or be nearing completion) of a master’s or PhD, or a law degree, complemented by an undergraduate degree in any discipline. For eligibility criteria and information on how to apply, please download the PDF and/or visit the web page. For questions, please contact the Public Service Commission of Canada at CFP.RLP-RPL.PSC@cfp-psc.gc.ca.