Web Research Fellowships in Greenpeace - Washington DC, USA

Position Title: Web Fellow
Department: Research
Location: Washington DC

As a Greenpeace Fellow you will gain hands-on experience organizing, building the grassroots movement, and helping to win our global warming campaign under the direction and guidance of a senior mentor. Through your fellowship, you will build expertise, help promote our campaign to stop global warming, activate dozens of new Greenpeace volunteers, and hold politicians accountable. Fellows will conduct research, contribute to action toolkits and other materials, educate, recruit and train volunteers around the country via phone organizing, help with online outreach, and participate in organizing local grassroots support to win national victories.

Greenpeace is seeking a fellow to help manage and improve websites, including ExxonSecrets.org, StopGreenwash.org, and our investigations site (http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/). These sites are instrumental in helping Greenpeace expose environmental crimes and corporate polluters, and also enhance our climate and other campaign work. We are seeking a motivated fellow that can enhance these sites and promote them in the online community. Individuals with web development skills and interest in protecting the environment are strongly encouraged to apply!

Responsibilities: 
Work with research department to access and recommend improvements to the sites, work with IT department to implement changes, upload new content and designs, collaborate with online outreach team, and build linkages that will help optimize the sites’ visibility and viewership online.

Qualifications: excellent computer skills, experience developing and managing websites, ability to work well independently or in a team, detailed orientated, self-motivated, and enthusiast for protecting the environment.
Greenpeace is now accepting applications for the summer positions.

To apply please submit your resume and a cover letter that includes the dates you are available and the type of position you are interested in (full or part time) [email protected]

Application details can be found here: http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/about/jobs/fellowship

GBCM Bachelor Scholarship Programme

GBCM is offering a Bachelor scholarship in the area of ethics.
The scholarship will be awarded once a year by the Scholarship Committee and is offered in association with AidConnect.

AidConnect is an initiative focused on the worldwide linking of people who are involved in or would like to support humanitarian projects (see www.aidconnect.org). This interactive communication platform offers charitable organizations and individuals the opportunity to promote their projects to a diverse audience. Likewise, it provides donors with information on both current and potential projects with a view to matching those in need with supporters who are in a position to assist.

The scholarship will be offered on a yearly basis. The amount awarded will be equivalent to one semester’s tuition. Scholarship applications must be submitted by August 27th, 2009. Final selection of a scholarship recipient will be made by September 18th, 2009. The scholarship funds will be applied to tuition expenses for the Spring semester.

Upon selection of a scholarship recipient, the winning essay will be published on the AidConnect website.

Eligibility and Conditions
  • The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of the following criteria:
  • The scholarship recipient must be enrolled at undergraduate level at the Globe Business College Munich as of the Fall semester of the 2009/2010 academic year. As such, both new and existing students may apply.
  • Scholarship candidates must complete a 2500-3000 word essay on a humanitarian-related topic as determined by AidConnect in conjunction with the Scholarship Committee (see attached for specific essay topics). Essays outside of the above word count will be disqualified.
  • The scholarship recipient will be required to base some of his/her assignments throughout the course of study at GBCM on an ethics-related topic (these will be agreed with the Dean and where appropriate a Thesis Supervisor).
  • Preference will be given to those students who have shown outstanding academic achievement in high school or in their college programme to date..
  • All work must be the original work of the scholarship applicant.
Click here to download the Bachelor scholarship application form and complete scholarship information (Word file).

Link: http://www.globe-college.com/corporate-social-responsibility/scholarship.php

Senior Fellowship Application Information in the USA (Open to Non USA citizens as well)

The Jennings Randolph (JR) Senior Fellowship Program provides scholars, policy analysts, policy makers, and other experts with opprotunities to spend time in residence at the Institute, reflecting and writing on pressing international peace and security challenges.

Senior Fellowships usually last for ten months, starting in October, but shorter-term fellowships are also available. Fellowships are open to citizens of any country.

Deadline

September 8, 2009
The JR Program for International Peace awards Senior Fellowships to outstanding practicioners, scholars, policymakers, journalists, and other professionals so they can conduct research on conflict and peace while in residence at the Institute. The Institute awards between 8 and 12 fellowships per year.

Priority is given to proposals deemed likely to make timely and significant contribution to the understanding and resolution of ongoing and emerging conflicts and other challenges to international peace and security.

Applications are invited from all disciplines in the humanities, natural sciences, social and behavioral sciences, and their professions.

Applicants should propose projects with clear policy relevance. Historical topics are appropriate if they promise to shed light on contemporary issues. Arera studies projects and single-case studies will be comeptitive if they focus on conflict and its resolution, apply to other regions and cases, or both.

Senior Fellow awards may not be granted for projects that constitute policymaking for a government agency or private organization, focus to any substantial degree on conflicts within U.S. domestic society, or adopt a partisan, advocacy, or activist stance.

Eligible Candidates
Citizens of any country may apply. Non-U.S. Citizens without permanent resident status must obtain a J-1 exchange visitor visa to participate in the Fellowship Program. J-1 status requires recipients to reside in their home country for two years following the fellowship before applying for the H or L visa, or for permanent residency in the United States.

There is no specific educational degree requirement for Senior Fellowship candidates. Fellows come from a variety of professional backgrounds and from early, middle, and late stages of their careers.

Joint applications (two or more applicants for a single project) will not be accepted.

The following examples suggest the range of eligible candidates:
  • Government and Nongovernment Pracitionersin international security, peacebuilding, and public affairs, such as diplomats, negotiators, mediators, government policymakers and admininstrators, military officials, officials and professional staff of international organizations, international lawyers, community leaders, businesspersons, labor leaders, clergy, and leaders in health and humanitarian affairs;
  • Scholars and Researchers, such as college and university professors, policy analysts in governmental or nongovernment research organizations, and independent consultants and writers;
  • Media and Communications Specialists such as journalists, editors, and producers in print, television, radio, and other communications media.
Selection Process
Senior Fellow applications are vetted through a rigorous, multi-stage review that includes consideration by independent experts and professional staff at the Institute. The final authority for decisions regarding Senior Fellowship awards rests with the Institute's Board of Directors.

Selection Criteria
  • Selection of Senior Fellows is based on the following criteria:
  • Project Significance. Does this project tackle an important topic of relevance to the USIP mandate and the field of international peace, conflict and security studies?
  • Project Design. Is the project soundly conceived? Does it identify a key problem to be analyzed and does it have a clear methodology?
  • Implementation. Can the project be completed according to the proposed design, timetable, and budget? What is the likelihood of the completion of a publishable book or report during or soon after the fellowship period?
  • Track Record and Reputation. Does the Candidate have a good track record and reputation for finishing projects on time? What is the candidate's standing in the field?
  • Potential as a Fellow. What is the applicant's potential for participating in the Institute's collegial life and outreach efforts?
Fellowship Activities
Fellows contribute to the collegial life of the Institute by presenting their work and participating in workshops, conferences, and other events. The Institute relies on Senior Fellows to provide in-house expertise via the media and other public forums. In these ways, Fellows play a major role in the Institute's mission of promoting research and public education on the peaceful resolution of international conflict.

To serve as collegial and intellectual resources within the Institute, Fellows must be in residence. Extensive fieldwork or archival research at other locations cannot be supported. In certain cases, the Institute may support limited travel when it is essential to the research project. The Institute favors applicants who propose projects that can be carried out primarily in the Washington Metropolitan area.

Fellowship Products
  • In keeping with its legislative mandate to support "scholarly inquiry and other appropriate forms of communication," the Jennings Randolph Program invites proposals that would produce Institute publications. The editorial staff of the Institute works closely with Fellows to develope manuscripts for consideration by the Institute Press or for publication as Institute reports. Fellowship products may include the following:
  • Books or monographs published by USIP Press;
  • Peaceworks reports or Special reports published by the Institute;
  • Articles for professional or academic journals;
  • Op-eds and articles for newspapers or magazines;
  • Demonstrations or simulations;
  • Teaching curricula;
  • Lectures, workshops, seminars, symposia, or other public speaking.
Terms of Award
  • The program attempts to match the recipient's earned income during the year preceding the fellowships, up to a maximum of $80,000 for 10 months.
  • The Institute will provide coverage of 80% of health premiums for the Fellow and his/her eligible dependents, with a cap of $500 per month.
  • The Institute wll also cover travel to and from Washington, D.C., for fellows and their dependents.
  • Each Fellows is provided witha part-time research assistant during his/her fellowship.
  • The Institute does not provide housing in Washington D.C., but it provides information on housing, schools, and daycare.
  • Fellows are expected to be at the Institute and participate in the daily life of the Institute.
  • Fellows are expected to devote full attention to their fellowship work in order to complete their projects within the period of residency.
  • The Institute requires first right of review for manuscripts produced as a result of fellowship support.
  • An Institute fellowship may not be deferred or combined with any other major award.
Duration of Fellowship
Fellowships are usually awarded for 10 months beginning in October. Shorter-term residencies are also available.

Link: http://usip.forumone.com/grants-fellowships/jennings-randolph