Project Director, International Exchange Program, IREX
IREX seeks a Project Director to direct a potential international exchange program for young leaders from South East Asia to come to the U.S. for professional development and networking. This program would provide young leaders across the region (from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Burma, Philippines, Laos, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) with opportunities for professional development, networking, mentoring, and a range of support activities.
- Oversee all aspects of the program; supervise the planning, development of processes, schedules, and overall program events and operations
- Develop and manage effective partnerships with host academic institutions and internship organizations/companies
- Ensure that a cohesive program approach is applied through diverse elements of programming and across participating countries
- Ensure effective coordination with Missions and partners throughout SE Asia
- Ensure a fair and transparent recruitment and selection process and an appropriate level of consistency among the different host institution programs
- Manage program budget and ensure budget discipline
- Develop and manage relationships with the donor
- Oversee program monitoring and evaluation, communications and reporting
- Design and facilitate program trainings/workshops
- Manage and mentor program staff
- International travel may be required up to 30%
For more information and to apply, please click here. Application deadline is October 24, 2014.
Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship
The Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship was launched in 2013 as a new component of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. It provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to participate in an academic year of overseas travel and digital storytelling in up to three countries on a globally significant theme. This Fellowship is made possible through a partnership between the U.S. Department of State and the National Geographic Society.
The wide variety of new digital media tools and platforms has created an unprecedented opportunity for people from all disciplines and backgrounds to share observations and personal narratives with global audiences online. These storytelling tools are powerful resources as we seek to expand our knowledge of pressing transnational issues and build ties across cultures.
Through the Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship, Fulbrighters will undertake an in-depth examination of a globally relevant issue, comparing and contrasting how that issue is experienced across borders. Utilizing a variety of digital storytelling tools, including text, photography, video, audio, graphic illustrations, and/or social media, Fellows will tell their stories, or the stories of those they meet, publishing their work on a a dedicated blog hosted on the National Geographic. Stories deemed by National Geographic to be of interest or merit may be considered for publication on other National Geographic platforms. In addition to receiving Fulbright benefits (for travel, stipend, health, etc.), Fellows will receive instruction in digital storytelling techniques, applicable to Fellows’ projects, including effective blog writing, video production, photography, and other relevant training, by National Geographic staff prior to their departure. Fellows will be paired with one or more National Geographic editors for continued training, editorial direction and mentoring throughout their Fulbright grant period. Fellows will provide material for a blog on the National Geographic website on a frequent and ongoing basis throughout their grant term, and will have the opportunity to develop additional content for use by National Geographic and the Department of State.
Applications for the 2015-16 academic year will be accepted for the following themes: Nature and Environment, People and Place, and Sustainability and Production. Deadline: October 14, 2014. Please click here for the posting.
J. William Fulbright - Hillary Rodham Clinton Fellowships
The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State inaugurated the J. William Fulbright - Hillary Rodham Clinton Fellowship (Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship) in academic year 2012-13. Formerly the Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship, the award was renamed to honor former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for her dedication to public service and role in the program’s creation.
Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to serve in professional placements in a foreign government ministry or institution in partner governments. Fulbright-Clinton Fellows build mutual understanding and contribute to strengthening the public sector while gaining hands-on public sector experience. The Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship also includes an independent academic study/research component.
Fulbright-Clinton Fellows function in a “special assistant” role for a senior level official. The goal of the professional placements is to build the Fellows’ knowledge and skills, provide support to partner country institutions, and promote long-term ties between the U.S. and the partner country. The U.S. Embassy, with the Fulbright Commission (where applicable), will identify host ministries and provide administrative support and oversight during the Fellow’s program.Deadline: October 14, 2014. Please click here for the posting.