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Japanese Students Visit SI and other International Activities This Week!

Three exciting Internationally-Oriented Events going on this week at SI and UM!:
Meet and Greet: Japanese Students Visit SI from Tsukuba University – Friday
Global Education Programs Fair - Thursday
Graduate Student Strategies for Finding International Internships – Today, Wednesday!

Meet and Greet: Japanese Students Visit SI from Tsukuba University
Friday, September 24, 2010
Noon to 1:00pm
2185 North Quad

The UM Asia Library is hosting two students and one faculty person from Tsukuba University in Japan. In this session, the students, undergraduate library students, will share about their educational program, the library structure in Japan and be open to any questions that you might have for them. Please RSVP on iTrack and bring your lunch!

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Global Education Programs Fair
Thursday, September 23, 2010
2:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Michigan Union, Ballroom

Get your all access pass to engage with the world through the University of Michigan:
• Explore more than 100 UM Programs in more than 40 countries
• Attend a Ready, Set, Go Global session
• Talk with past participants and program advisors
• Learn about work, study, and volunteer programs,
• Study off campus for the entire academic year, or fall, winter, spring, and summer terms

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Graduate Student Strategies for Finding International Internships
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
7:00-8:30 PM
1120 Weill Hall (Ford School)
An International Career Pathways Event

Moderator
Alexis Guild: Ford School of Public Policy, Peace Corps Advisor, International Center.

Graduate Panelists: Organized Programs, Formal Application Process
Alexis Guild: Ford School of Public Policy. Kiva Fellow in summer 2010 in Bolivia, where she worked with two of Kiva’s microfinance partners.

John Asante-Antwi: School of Public Health, Department of Health Management and Policy. Fellowship through the William Davidson Institute (WDI) in Rwanda with an NGO called Access Project.
Funding: William Davidson Institute. For application information contact Sinia Whatmore at surya@bus.umich.edu, http://www.wdi.umich.edu

Mayela Montenegro: Ford School of Public Policy. Internship with the U.S. Department of State, at the US Embassy in Zimbabwe. Apply by Nov. 1 for summer 2011 on the State Department’s website, http://www.careers.state.gov – come to the Oct. 5 ICP panel with UM’s Diplomat-in-Residence for more info.
Funding: Internship was paid by State Department, but many State internships are unpaid.

Ankush Sharma: School of Public Health, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education. WHO Internship Programme at WHO Headquarters, Geneva Switzerland. http://www.who.int/employment/internship/en/
To be considered for a Summer internship, applications are accepted between December 1 - January 31 each year.
Funding: Becker Scholarship Fund, Irving Zeitz Memorial Fund, Center for Population Planning Fund, and
George Simmons Memorial Fund

Carrie Rheingans: School of Social Work and School of Public Health—MHIRT participant in 2005. Funding: MHIRT participants are fully funded through the program (airfare, stipend, and research). Apply for MHIRT by Nov. 12 for summer 2011—contact Temuulen Johnson at temuulen@umich.edu.

Graduate Panelists: Self-Found Internships
Lin Jones: School of Information. Internship in Beijing, China with the US Trade Representative. Found independently.
Funding: International Institute (available to students in all Schools & Colleges)

Sara Blumenthal: Dual degree, School of Public Health and Ford School of Public Policy.. Internship in Ghana with a coalition of NGOs in health. Found internship through Idealist.org.
Funding: William Davidson Institute (Student-Initiated Internship)

Sarah Pipes: School of Information. Internship in Budapest, Hungary with the Center for Media and Communications Studies at Central European University, on privacy and data security.
Funding: School of Information, Community Informatics Corps Summer Internship Stipend

Carrie Rheingans: School of Social Work and School of Public Health--Community organizing in China with various AIDS NGOs, worked with local partners to coordinate the first-ever national conference on social work and HIV in Beijing, coordinated 14 undergraduates as well as organizing at the 2010 International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Austria. She created the internship herself after hearing that a professor was going to be working in Beijing and Shanghai this summer.
Funding: SSW Office of Global Activities Social Work, and from the School of Social Work Alumni Board of Governors.

For more information and to RSVP, login to iTrack at http://www.si.umich.edu/careers/students.htm

Posted by kkowatch at September 22, 2010 02:48 PM

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