Fall or Winter teaching fellowship in Mexico – deadline Aug. 5th!

IAPE (Inter-American Partnership for Education) presents:

LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION AS SOCIAL SERVICE FELLOWSHIP  in VALLE DE BRAVO ESTADO DE MEXICO, MEXICO

IAPE aims to transform English language instruction in Mexico’s most underserved public schools by training, empowering, and supporting a dedicated network of innovative and dynamic English language educators.

Background: The Inter-American Partnership for Education (IAPE) is a joint effort of Worldfund and Dartmouth College’s Rassias Center for World Languages and Cultures.

Worldfund is a non-profit organization that works to reduce poverty in Latin American by supporting high-quality and results-driven education. The Rassias Center promotes cross-cultural understanding and strengthens communication among people around the world by training teachers in aspects of the Rassias Method® and offering World Language Instruction for students of all ages. The two organizations joined forces when in 2006, Worldfund’s Founder and President Luanne Zurlo spoke to Professor Rassias about creating a program for a group of English as a Second Language Teachers.  Following two pilot sessions in 2007, the project secured funding from Nextel de Mexico and Becalos, and gained recognition as a Clinton Global Initiative Commitment. Today IAPE enrolls approximately 400 teachers per year and receives support from multiple foundations, corporations, and individual supporters in the U.S. and Mexico, and from the Mexican state governments in which the participating teachers work. Summer programs currently take place at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH USA.  Programs during the academic year take place in Santa Fe Tlaxcala, in the State of Tlaxcala, Mexico.

  • Fellowship Title: English Language Fellow  (Assistant Teacher)
  • Dates: Fall or Winter Quarters, 2012 and 2013
  • Location: Tlaxcala is approximately two hours east of Mexico City by car, in the State of Tlaxcala.   The program is housed at a family style resort near a small town.
  • http://travel.nytimes.com/2011/02/20/travel/20overnighter-valle-de-bravo.html?pagewanted=all
  • The position: The IAPE Intensive English (IE) team will consist of a Coordinator, 2 Master Teachers from the US and 6 Assistant Teachers, 3 from the US and 3 from Mexico.  In addition to making a difference in the lives of others and honing one’s teaching skills, a successful IAPE Fellowship can provide the following transferable skills: team work and team building; mentoring (in this case, older students); familiarity with Mexico’s education system; familiarity with the internal workings of a US NGO; event execution; and cross-cultural and linguistic competencies.
  • Compensation: Round-trip transportation (one round-trip plane ticket between Mexico City and home city in U.S., plus ground transportation between Mexico City and Valle de Bravo); housing (at the Center), meals with participants when programs are in session stipend for meals when programs are not in session. Fellows are required to provide proof of medical insurance.

Fellowship Duties and Expectations in Mexico:

  • Participate as an active member of the IAPE IE team.
  • Serve as an Assistant Teacher in IE programs.  During the first 8 days of each program, Fellows will participate in at least 4 drills a day (either conducting drill or as an observer), eat all 3 meals with the students, have daily meetings, periodically attend Master Classes (in order to gauge student progress), and assist with the planning and deliver of the evening cultural activities.   During the last two days of each program, ATs will assist Rassias Trainers in drill training of the participants.
  • Maintain a Fellowship Reflection Journal to be used when meeting to debrief each program  with the IE Coordinator and the other ATs. Two Skype check-ins to Hanover will be required by the Rassias Center over the course of the term.
  • Demonstrate willingness to adjust to and ability to understand a different culture and  lifestyle.
  • Demonstrate interest in Latin America and Educational Policy
  • Demonstrate desire to work with communities at risk


Applicant Qualifications:

  • Comprehension of language learning process at Dartmouth /within a Dartmouth sponsored setting i.e. as a student or Drill Instructor in L1 or L2 classes. (Accepted experience also includes Kimball Union Academy, Rassias Language Programs Abroad, or the other affiliates such as Kenyon College.) Experience on abroad programs is valuable but not required.
  • Willingness to adjust to a different culture and lifestyle.
  • Desire and understanding to work with communities at risk.
  • Interest in Educational Policy and Latin America.
  • Native or near native English speaking ability.
  • Ability to work in a team to motivate learners.
  • Camp Counseling, Assistant Teaching, or Education Classes not required but strongly preferred.

Application Procedures:

  1. Solicit two (2) letters of recommendation. One letter should be from a current professor who has either supervised or taught you. The other letter may be from anyone who has worked with you in any kind of teamwork based setting.    Please have all letters sent to alps@dartmouth.edu
  2. Write a cover letter of no more than one page answering: “What draws you to the IAPE Fellowship in Mexico? Why now?”
  3. Submit a resumé with the cover letter

Application due date: 
–Fall: August 5, notification for interviews August 8 by 5PM. Interviews may be conducted by Skype or Google Chat if applicants are not in Hanover. Decisions will be made on August 19.
–Winter Applications will be accepted beginning August 20th until October 10th.

Please send application to alps@dartmouth.edu

Security of participants and staff is of paramount concern to both Dartmouth and Worldfund.  Compared to much of the country, Valle de Bravo, a popular retreat for Mexico’s upper class, is considered peaceful and was first recommended to Dartmouth and Worldfund as a potential program location in 2009, by the security consultants at International SOS with whom both organizations work to provide security services to students and employees. Valle de Bravo continues to be considered a stable location, where violent crime is much less of a concern than in many other areas of the country, including states that border the United States.  Nonetheless, staff members are reminded that IAPE cannot guarantee their safety at home or abroad and that much of their safety and security depends ultimately on their own behavior and personal choices.  It is incumbent on all staff to be part of the safety process, to keep themselves informed about local conditions, and to act responsibly. Prior to departure, U.S.-based staff will be briefed about safety precautions, including current travel precautions, by program personnel and by International SOS security specialists. Upon arrival in Mexico City, U.S.-based staff will be transported to Valle de Bravo by reputable private transportation as recommended by International SOS.  The program is managed in conjunction with an extensive network of local contacts and the program team remains in close communication with the U.S. State Department and International SOS and regularly monitors local events.  The IAPE On-Site Coordinator, an employee of Dartmouth College, resides in Valle de Bravo and is available in the event of a security or medical concern.  International SOS is also available 24 hours a day for telephone consultation and assistance.

Travel Waivers for Dartmouth Students from the Provost’s Office will be applied for after acceptance.

Society for International Development – START DATE August 15, 2012 – APPLY NOW!

Career Services just received this information for a Fall Internship:

Fall Program Associate (Mid-August to Mid-December 2012)

An internship at SID-Washington is an invaluable opportunity for young people interested in pursuing a career in international development. As a Fall Associate, you will meet innumerable high-level professionals with years of experience in the field and Washington, D.C. – even your future employer!

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in planning, outreach, preparatory logistics, sponsorship and registration management for the 2012 Career Fair and Annual Dinner honoring Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs, Maria Otero
  • Assist with program development for SID-Washington’s more than 20 sectoral and regional workgroups
  • Write summaries of Chapter activities to be published on our website
  • Develop outreach materials
  • Add to and maintain our membership database and respond to member inquiries
  • Assist with various communications initiatives including Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and maintenance of website
  • Perform general administrative duties (including answering phones, handling mail, drafting correspondence, etc.)

Position Qualifications:

  • Academic and/or work experience in international development preferred
  • Experience with event planning, coordination and implementation
  • Ability to solve problems creatively, undertake detail-oriented work, and work well as a member of a team
  • Possess initiative and the ability to work independently, but also receptive to direction
  • Able to handle multiple tasks and deadlines in a fast-paced environment and retain a positive outlook under pressure
  • Strong commitment, including ability to take on limited overtime
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Very strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, experience with HTML and Adobe Acrobat a plus
  • Ability to work full time (4-5 days per week or 30 hours per week); Preference will be given to those individuals who are available full time and flexible during times leading up to our larger events
  • Sense of humor required

stipend of $1,250 is provided upon completion of this short-term internship. Additionally, the SID-Washington staff is committed to helping dedicated individuals find jobs, develop skills that will be critical to future success in the professional sphere, and build their resumes.

To apply, please submit to our offices:

A letter of interest that indicates days/times available to work

  • A current resume
  • 3 references (names/tel#s/position/organization)
  • A short writing sample

Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received.  The initial start date is August 15, 2012 (this is negotiable). Please include “2012 Fall Associate Application” in subject line. Only finalists will be contacted for interviews. Inquiries and applications should be addressed to:

The Society for International Development – Washington, D.C. Chapter

1101 15th Street, NW, 3rd Floor

Washington, DC 20005

Phone: 202-331-1317

Email: jobs@sidw.org

Interested in Research? Check out the Fall Neukom Scholars Program – DEADLINE is July 25, 2012.

Fall Neukom Scholars

The goal of The Neukom Scholars Program is to support undergraduate research across the campus by funding third and fourth year students engaged in faculty-advised research that incorporates the application of computational methods to problems in the Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities.

Awards are $1,000/term for 1 or 2 terms. Fall term DEADLINE for proposals is JULY 25, 2012.

Proposal guidelines and details:  http://bit.ly/LCKLrQ

 

 

 

FALL Internship with JPMorgan Chase’s Consumer and Business Banking and Credit Card Strategy group

FALL internship with JPMorgan Chase’s Consumer and Business Banking and Credit Card Strategy group

**Apply by July 15 @ 11:59PM**

This internship blends exposure to one of the world’s largest financial institutions with a strategy consulting experience. The group works on cutting-edge, special projects for the bank’s most senior management in small, highly cooperative teams. Typical projects include developing growth strategies, designing customer experience, product/technology innovation, assessing and planning market entry, improving operational efficiency, and designing cross-line of business initiatives. www.jpmchase.com

Apply via DartBoard by July 15 @ 11:59PM. Search Job ID# 13408.

Conversation with Dickie George re: job and internship opportunities in Intelligence

Below is information received by Career Services from ISTS – Please note:  RSVP BY NOON FRIDAY, JULY 13th!

Please join us for a discussion with Dickie George on job and internship opportunities at Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory on Monday, July 16th from 2-3pm. The discussion will take place in the Jackson Conference Room of Cummings Hall.

RSVP at info.ists@dartmouth.edu by noon on Friday, July 13.

http://www.ists.dartmouth.edu//events/abstract-apl_discussion_0712.html

Abstract

Dickie George was at the National Security Agency for 41 years, the last eight of which as Technical Director for Information Assurance; he currently serves as the Senior Advisor for Cyber Security for the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics lab. Dickie will talk about life as a researcher in the Intelligence Community and will discuss opportunities for students as permanent hires and for seasonal (summer as well as other times) intern positions at both NSA and APL. There will be stories spy versus spy events, a discussion of what it means to be a target, a discussion of the threat/adversary model, the cold war, the cyber cold war, and how the adversarial model has changed. There will be ample time for questions about life in Maryland.

Questions? Contact info.ists@dartmouth.edu

 

Jeff Taylor, Founder and Former CEO of Monster.com at the DOC House This Friday, July 6!

 

Career Tip:  You don’t need to figure it out all on your own. Listening to journeys and stories can be very enlightening.

Below is some information received by Career Services – many speakers come to campus and are able to impart valuable knowledge to students.  All students should be taking advantage of these opportunities. Read the following information to find out how to take advantage of this opportunity on Friday, July 6th (tomorrow); don’t hesitate!

Jeff Taylor, Founder and Former CEO of Monster.com at DOC House this Friday, July 6th 3:00pm-5:00pm.

  • “What are you going to do on your next off-term?”
  • What about after graduation? Is that a question that scares you?
  • Do you want to forge your own path and don’t know how?
  • Do you need help figuring it all out?

This might help.

Jeff Taylor, founder and former CEO of Monster.com (also known as DJ Jefr Tale!), is coming to Dartmouth to speak about his journey and entrepreneurship as well as engage you in a practical dialogue about the great world of life after graduation.

Come enjoy some BBQ, ask some questions, and begin to map out where you could be headed.

This event is sponsored by Bridgewater Associates, LP.

*RSVP before 1pm on Thurs. July 5th DIRECTLY to Andrew Cushman at Andrew.Cushman@bwater.com