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Opportunities in the New Congress
Interested in positions with the majority in the new US Congress? Consult this list from the majority leader’s office: https://www.majorityleader.gov/jobs. Positions at all levels – including internships – and from places across the US. US citizens.
USC Security and Political Economy Lab
The Security and Political Economy Lab at the University of Southern California welcomes applications from undergraduate students for an 8-week intensive summer research and training program from June 7-August 6, 2021. The program includes training in research methods and work as a research assistant on faculty-led projects related to the political economy of security. All participants will receive free housing on the USC campus, travel reimbursement, and a stipend. If the COVID-19 situation prevents in-person programming,  will conduct the program remotely. Due to constraints on NSF funding, participation is limited to US citizens and legal permanent residents. Deadline: 21 February 2021  www.uscspec.org
Call for Applicants: USA Pavilion Youth Ambassador Program
Global Ties US seeks US citizens ages 18-29 to serve as guides and cultural ambassadors at the US Pavilion and engage visitors on American culture at the World Expo 2020 in Dubai. A great way to get international experience! The Expo will run from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022. Selected Youth Ambassadors will be split into 3 cohorts and are not expected to serve the entire time. Deadline: February 26, 2021 https://www.globaltiesus.org/events/expo-2020-dubai
Gilman Scholarship Application Open
Gilman Scholarships helps students of limited financial means study or intern abroad, providing them with skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity. Students studying critical need languages may be eligible to receive an additional award of up to $3,000. This application cycle is for credit-bearing programs abroad or virtual international programs that have a start date from May 1, 2021-April 30, 2022. Specific scholarships are also available for child dependents of active duty service members, students who want to study in Israel, Wales or New Zealand, and students studying Arabic, Portuguese, or French. Deadline: March 2, 2021 https://www.gilmanscholarship.org/
Charles B. Rangel Summer Enrichment Program
A six-week summer program designed to provide US undergraduates with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. This program strongly encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need. Deadline: February 9, 2021. http://rangelprogram.org/summer-enrichment-program/
Hispanic Scholars Fund
The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a university degree. Scholarships are available, on a competitive basis, to high school seniors, undergraduates (all years), community college students transferring to four year universities, and graduate students. Deadline: February 15, 2021. https://www.hsf.net/scholarship
 
Graduate School Funding in National Security and Counterrorism
The Legacy Award of Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, Inc was established to remember the 270 lives lost in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 on December 21, 1988. Awards are available to students pursuing advanced degrees at U.S. institutions in areas of study related to improved national security and terrorism prevention. Awards provide up to $5,000 per year, per recipient. Deadline: February 21, 2021 https://www.victimsofpanamflight103.org/legacyaward 
Volunteer Opportunities with Young Professionals in Foreign Policy
YPFP offers a number of opportunities to develop leadership and management skills with a dynamic network of passionate, talented, and high-achieving foreign policy professionals. All YPFP team positions are on a volunteer basis. Deadlines: Rolling https://www.ypfp.org/build/join-our-volunteer-team/
CGP  Grassroots Exchange Discretionary Grants
The Japan Foundation Grassroots Exchange Discretionary Grant program aims to support nonprofit organizations, especially US institutions of higher education, to create and develop networks between the US and Japan focused on common social issues. Examples of relevant social issues include but are not limited to: aging society, disaster prevention and recovery, and social entrepreneurship. Deadlines: Rolling https://www.cgp.org/grassroots_exchange_discretionary_grants
 
Annual Virtual HBCU Foreign Policy Conference
The 2021 Virtual HBCU Foreign Policy 2-Day Conference will be held on February 25-26, 2021. It features a line up of senior State Department officials discussing key foreign policy issues, as well as presentations on career opportunities and student exchanges with Department of State employees. Expect roundtable discussions on data science policy, environmental policy and sessions for professors, college career counselors, on job readiness. Interested in study abroad and language scholarships, and grants information? We have experts ready to provide resources and insight for your university or institution. Register at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ehipjxph43ac2005&oseq=&c=&ch=
By Jessica Lane-Rwabukwisi
Jessica Lane-Rwabukwisi Career Consultant Jessica Lane-Rwabukwisi