Thursday, April 9, 2015

FPI Summer 2015 Internship Program

The Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI) Internship Program seeks college seniors and graduate students of the highest caliber with interest in the fields of, but not limited to, international studies, defense, national security, democracy and human rights, political science, and foreign affairs. FPI interns are given substantial work in current events research, policy communication, and think tank operations. Interns are encouraged to attend stimulating discussions around the local D.C. area and to interact closely with FPI's in-house experts. Though the FPI internship program is unpaid, participants gain valuable skills, a broader understanding of the policy world, invaluable experience, and networking opportunities.

The 2015 Summer Internship Program will run from June to August. Applications must be submitted by Thursday, April 30.

·         Rising college senior, recent college graduate, or graduate student
·         Understanding of FPI's mission  
·         Foreign policy interests
·         Strong written communication skills
·         Excellent academic and current events research skills
·         Proven work ethic and willingness to take initiative
·         Professional demeanor and positive attitude
·         Ability to take instructions and work with minimal supervision
·         Reliable and able to commit 20 to 40 hours a week
·         International experience is a plus
To apply:
·         Visit the application page on our website
·         Submit your resume with GPA
·         Submit a one-page cover letter explaining your passion for foreign policy and how you meet our requirements
For further questions, please e-mail

N.B. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

CAPS group sessions

CAPS wants to remind you of our FREE, GREAT emotional health workshops that you can tell students about (see attached flyers). Please consider posting these flyers on your Twitter & Facebook, and in newsletters and emails to your students!
                Mondays, 4-5pm at IMU room M005 (near the Frangipani room):
                April 6- Procrastination
                April 13- Safer Alcohol Use
                April 20 – Self Compassion & Resilience (great for improving self-esteem!)
                April 27 – Finals Motivation
Mindfulness at CAPS:
Mindfulness practice has been shown to reduce stress, anxiety, chronic pain and negative emotional states. It can improve attention, positive emotional states, and immune system responding.
EVERY WEEK THIS SEMESTER– Mondays & Wednesdays, 2:00pm and Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:00am
Body-Esteem Boot Camp, Mondays 1-2:30pm at CAPS:
April 6- Family & Cultural Influences on Body Image
April 13- Mindful Eating – see what it’s all about!
April 20 – Intimacy and Body Image
April 17- Wrap Up and Review
Don’t forget - you can encourage students of concern to use “CAPS Now” - a 30 minute appt. scheduled typically within 48 business hours by calling (812) 855-5711. As always, we invite IU faculty/staff to continue walking students of concern to CAPS for emergency assessment.
We hope you and your office will join us in promoting awareness about mental health on “Mental Health Monday of “Culture of Care Week” – April 13. Watch for booths all over campus!

Middle Way House Volunteer Training - April 18

Middle Way House will be training new volunteers to maintain the level of service that they provide to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities, including crisis line, childcare, tutoring, legal advocacy, community reception, and youth mentoring. Training is a prerequisite to volunteering, but it is also appropriate for both men and women interested in learning more about gender and domestic violence. Pre-registration is not necessary. The training will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 18, at the downtown Transit Center at Third and Walnut Streets. Minimum age is 16. For more information, contact Debra Morrow at (812) 337-4510 or (

Language Program Info Session

Announcements from CLACS

Spanish and Portuguese Song Festival April 10th, 2015 - 6 pm
Neal Marshall Black Cultural Center

This year 8 undergrad students studying Spanish and Portuguese in the Spanish and Portuguese department will be competing for a top prize. Participanting students will perform songs from Colombian, Mexican, Spanish, Brazilian artists among some other ones. Special guests include Emmanuel Padilla (harpist), Venus Hernandez (soprano vocalist), Valeria De Castro (Bossa Nova, Samba, Jazz) and Birimbi (afro-Colombian and other Latin American rhythms) from the Latin American Music Center, the Jacobs School of Music and Bloomington will also perform during the festival.

Lecture: “The Emotional Ecosystem of the ‘African Atlantic’: On Vulnerability and Resilience” 
April 16th, 2015 - 12:30 PM
Eigenmann Hall Conference Room 301 

This talk will be presented by Christabelle Peters, a visiting fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study. Please RSVP if interested in attending to 
Community Events

Paso a Paso: A Cultural Dance Workshop
April 18th, 2015 - 12 - 3 PM
Neal Marshall Black Cultural Center 

Do you like to dance? Do you want to learn more about Latino culture? Why not do both! Paso a Paso: A Cultural Dance Workshop is hosting its first event on April 18th from 12-3pm in the Neal-Marshall Black Cultural Center. Paso a Paso is a program designed to introduce, reconnect, and reinforce Latino culture to the community here at IU. We take pride in educating our culture through a series of presentations and dance instruction over different groups from Latin America. Come join us! Learn, dance, and have fun with Paso a Paso. Snacks will be provided.
Attention Bloomington soccer players!
WDR Football Club is looking for players for weekly organized pickup games. The games are competitive (some experience necessary), co-ed, and for players of mixed ability  (no beginners please). Visit
and/or email for more details and information.

Help Flood Victims in Chile 
Donate Here
Recent torrential rains and heavy flooding in Chile’s northern region have left 12 dead and 20 disappeared. Atacama, Antofagasta, and Coquimbo are the most affected regions, where thousands of homes have been destroyed, roads made impassible, and potable water has become obsolete. According to the mayor of Copiap√≥, 80% of the city has been buried under the mud and rain. The northern catastrophe hit Chile on the heels of massive fires that burned 93,000 hectares of land in the southern region in these last two years. Although urgent help is necessary, efforts to reconstruct homes and rebuild towns and cities will take months. Our timeline is to raise as many funds as possible (meeting and even surpassing our goal) within 3-4 weeks. Thanks for your donation and for sharing the link!

Language Learning / Study Abroad Opportunities

Portuguese language hour will take place every Friday from 4 - 6 PM in the IMU Starbucks. Come out and practice your Portuguese with speakers of all levels!

Café Hispano
Spanish language hour will take place every Tuesday from 4:30 - 6:30 PM in the IMU Starbucks. Come out and practice your Spanish with speakers of all levels!

Study Abroad in Cuba at George Mason University 
This summer George Mason University's  Center for Global Education is offering a four-week-long trip to Cuba! We have extended the deadline for the program so there is still time to apply.
This is a great opportunity for students to travel and earn 6 undergraduate credits. On this month-long excursion, students will be immersed in the Cuban culture by visiting famous landmarks by Ernest Hemingway and visit various sites in Havana. This is a great time for students to utilize this opportunity to study abroad in Cuba due to the recent 'normalization' announcement between the two countries. For more information, check out the website here.

Intern in Panama
11 week entrepreneurial internships in Panama are currently being offered via Kaluyala Internships. These programs focus on sustainability, and focus particularly on outdoor recreation, biology, community outreach & education, agriculture, farm-to-table culinary arts, business and health & wellness. For more information, check out their website. 

English Opens Doors Program in Chile 
Application Deadlines:  April 27th (semester program)
The English Opens Doors program is a fee-free volunteer initiative which invites native and near native speakers to volunteer-teach English in Chilean public school classrooms. A part of the Ministry of Education in Chile and supported by the UN Development program, the English Opens Doors program invites you to apply to help teach. For more information, check out their website here.

Global Health Work Opportunity with AYUDA
AYUDA is a non-profit organization that offers four different diabetes education programs in Haiti and the Dominican Republic throughout the year for students who are committed to rigorous training and field work.  Students earn up to 385 contact and preparation hours and work closely with our local partner organizations during their time in-country. For more information on our 2015 Programs, please see our website.

CETLALIC Language and Culture for Educators Program 
For present and future bilingual educators, the most progressive Spanish immersion school in Mexico invites you during one of our special social justice programs. For more information, check out their website here. 

Huaylas Quechua
June 1st - July 10th 
The Center for Social Well Being offers a six week Intensive Quechua Language course in the north central Peruvian Andes. The program is designed for students who require class instruction and Quechua immersion contexts to develop language proficiency. For more information, check out their website here. 

Andean Action Research for Social Change 
An internship seminar offered in Peru this summer called the June Solstice seminar is currently accepting applications. This program allows students to work and pursue their own research objectives in health, education, agriculture, and social development. For more information, check out their website here. 

Bern Jewish Studies Essay Competition


PRIZE: $1,500

Deadline: Monday, May 18, 2015

PURPOSE:  To stimulate and encourage undergraduate excellence in writing and research in the field of Jewish Studies. It is our goal that students will reach a deeper understanding and appreciation of matters relating to Judaica and Jewish civilization.

ELIGIBILITY:  Any current Indiana University Bloomington undergraduate student, including those who graduate in December 2014 and May, 2015. 

1) The paper may be written on any topic relevant to Jewish Studies. Research papers, essays, and creative writing have been submitted in past years’ competitions.
2) The paper must be the work of a single author. An author may submit a maximum of 2 papers.
3) The paper may be written in English, Modern Hebrew, or Yiddish.
4) The paper may have been previously submitted in a course.
5) The paper must be typed, double-spaced, with footnotes wherever applicable and should not exceed 25 pages.      
6) The paper should be in Word format only.  
7) The student's name should only appear on a “cover” sheet which should also include the student’s ID number, local and permanent home addresses, IU e-mail address, telephone number, and the title of the paper.  The student’s name should NOT appear in the file name. This information is to appear only on the cover sheet in order to keep the author’s identity anonymous. Papers will be numbered for judging purposes.  
8) The title of the paper should also appear at the top of page 1 of the paper.     
9) Among the criteria considered significant will be clarity, focus and development of the subject or problem, quality of evidence, use of sources, and originality.

DEADLINE:  Papers should be e-mailed in Word to  before midnight on Monday, May 18, 2015.  Papers may also be e-mailed any time during the 2014-2015 academic year. Please include in subject line: “Bern Essay Submission”.

The author of the winning paper will be acknowledged at the Jewish Studies Fall Dessert in 2015.

This scholarship was established to honor the memory of Henry A. Bern by his family and friends.  Henry Bern was a professor of Education at Indiana University where he was committed to teaching and the world of learning.

Monday, April 6, 2015

African Language Festival

African Language Spring 2015 Festival

When: Thursday, April 9th, 2015 at 7:00pm

Where: Neal Marshall Black Culture Center, Grand Hall


Come and celebrate with teachers and students of African languages taught at IU (Akan, Bamanankan, IsiZulu, Kiswahili, Wolof, and Yoruba).


Food will be catered by Samira restaurant


The festival is organized by Indiana University African Languages Club with support from IUSAID

For more information please contact Sarah Klankey (

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Challenge of the Arctic

EASC Internship Opportunity

Looking for real-world experience to put on your resume? Want to get the most of IU’s multi-cultural atmosphere and get involved in the East Asian community in Bloomington? EASC has just the opportunity for you.


Indiana University’s East Asian Studies Center has designed an unpaid summer internship program open to IU undergraduate and graduate students. The eight-week program lasts from June 1 – July 31. Interns will work alongside EASC staff in planning and executing the full range of this unique National Resource Center’s activities. EASC works to increase awareness of East Asia through community outreach and academic support. Each semester, EASC hosts numerous renowned scholars as part of its colloquium series. This October, EASC will hold the third annual Korean Night, a community event everyone can enjoy. As an EASC intern, you can be an integral part of organizing these and many more events.


Hours for the internship can be arranged according to your schedule. Following the program, interns can consider applying for an EASC staff position. If you’re interested in an internship at EASC but won’t be available over the summer, consider applying for our fall or spring internship.


To apply to the summer internship, please submit a resume and cover letter to by March 31st, 2015. If you have questions about the program, you can also send them to the same email address.


The Structure of Political Attitudes in Europe