Brigham Young University

Middle East Studies/Arabic

Summer Language Workshop

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Summer Language Workshop

Priority application deadline: Monday, 1 February 2016

The 2016 Indiana University Summer Language Workshop is accepting applications for intensive study of Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS), Chinese, Estonian, Hungarian, Kurdish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Mongolian, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, and Ukrainian.

The program features twenty contact hours weekly; twice-weekly language tables; films; food tastings; student-run graduate research groups and other culturally rich extracurricular programming.

  • All students pay in-state tuition
  • Competitive funding available to qualified students:
    • Project GO scholarships for undergraduate students in ROTC in Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, or Turkish
    • Title VIII fellowships for graduate students and area studies scholars in Azerbaijani, BCS, Estonian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Mongolian, Russian, or Ukrainian
    • FLAS funding available for Arabic, Azerbaijani, BCS, Estonian, Hungarian, Kurdish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Mongolian, Persian, Russian, Turkish, and Ukrainian
  • Classes held 6 June–29 July 2016
    • All levels of Arabic begin 31 May 2016
    • 4-week option available for Russian (ending on July 1)
  • Students earn 4–8 credits

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Area Studies Instructor 2: Arabic

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Area Studies Instructor 2: Arabic

If you are working or aspiring to work in today’s United States Intelligence Community, NOW is the time to join L-3 National Security Solutions! The Intelligence Solutions Team has an immediate opportunity for an Areas Studies Instructor in Linthicum, Maryland.

  • Develop and deliver foundational-level and intermediate-level Area Studies seminars in English and/or a foreign language using Contractor-provided and/or Government-provided documentation, including assessment plans, instructor guides and student materials;
  • Collaborate and coordinate with Area Studies Program Coordinators and Government personnel to ensure successful delivery of training;
  • Conduct research to determine the best vehicle for providing the Area Studies training (academia, Government experts, private contractors, etc.);
  • Research availability of online Area Studies foundational training and recommend to Government the inclusion into training roadmaps;
  • Work as part of a teaching team, as required;
  • Use classroom technology such as SmartBoard/Symposium, audio/video/DVD components, and computer applications, such as Microsoft Office;
  • Collaborate and coordinate with stakeholders to ensure relevance and currency of curriculum;
  • Analyze student feedback for courses in order to identify possible areas requiring change/improvement (content, speakers and/or other instructors, and delivery methodologies);
  • Ensure learning assessments correlate with or directly support unit/topic/course objectives;
  • Analyze feedback from Area Studies speakers and/or other instructors about the students and content in order to identify possible areas requiring change;
  • Work with language and area studies experts across academic, federal and private sectors in order to keep abreast of best practices and make recommendations to Government; incorporate that information in curricula and in teaching practices;
  • Collect, compile, and provide metrics regarding the curriculum to the Government;
  • Tailor approaches in accordance with student learning styles and strategies;
Candidate must be willing to travel up to 25% of the time.

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INSS Internship Opportunities Fall 2015

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INSS Internship Opportunities Fall 2015

Application deadline: Friday, 14 August

The Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS) at the National Defense University (NDU) in Washington, D.C., is now accepting applications for its fall semester 2015 Internship Program. They offer unpaid internships in a variety of areas pertaining to national security and international affairs. All INSS interns provide substantive research assistance to our Senior Fellows and Staff, as well as have the opportunity to participate in Defense Department and Interagency meetings and events. Currently they are offering internship opportunities in three areas. Download the PDFS to learn about the Middle East Energy Internship, the South Asia-Near East Internship, or the Western Hemisphere Internship.

Language Training Supervisor Opportunity

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Language Training Supervisor Opportunity

Application deadline: Monday, 15 June

This is an opportunity in the Slavic, Pashto, and Persian Languages (SPP) Division within the School of Language Studies (SLS) in the Foreign Service Institute of the U.S. Department of State. The successful candidate will manage several (non-Russian) Slavic language programs and must pass certifications to administer and score official proficiency tests. Using professional linguistic skills, the language training supervisor will manage and direct a long-term training program; recruit, train, and develop language and culture instructors; and monitor language training program(s) to bring students to high levels of language proficiency. To apply, visit the web site.

Program Assistant, MENA Region

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Program Assistant, MENA Region

The International Development Law Organization  (IDLO) is seeking a program assistant for the MENA Region based in Amman, Jordan. See the job posting for responsibilities and requirements for the job, as well as application instructions.

IDLO enables governments and empowers people to reform laws and strengthen institutions to promote peace, justice, sustainable development and economic opportunity. We contribute to creating stable and inclusive societies where every person can live free from fear and want, in dignity and under the rule of law.