Upcoming Internships and Deadlines

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*Note: The Brandeis Office of Study Abroad has its own deadlines that we don't keep track of; make sure to be in touch with them when thinking about relevant programs. 

Abdul Latif Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) North America

DEADLINE: December 4, 2017

J-PAL North America is a regional office of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), a global network of researchers who use randomized evaluations to answer critical policy questions in the fight against poverty. Founded at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2013, J-PAL North America leverages scholarship from 158 affiliated professors from over 45 universities, and a full-time staff of over 30 researchers, policy experts, and administrative professionals. To address the complex causes and consequences of poverty, our work spans a range of sectors including healthcare, housing, criminal justice, education, and labor markets. Recruitment webinar is on December 4, 2017 at 12:30PM EST. Please RSVP here.

Davis Projects for Peace Grant

DEADLINE: January 15, 2018

We are pleased to announce that we are accepting proposals for the 2018 Davis Projects for Peace grant.  All Brandeis undergraduate students are eligible to apply for this $10,000 grant.  

The deadline to apply is January 15, 2018 by midnight.  Interested students are highly encouraged to contact Lauren Jordahl prior to winter break to discuss their proposal.

The Davis Projects for Peace initiative encourages students to design grassroots projects for peace that they themselves will implement anywhere in the world during the summer of 2018

For more details and the application, please visit: http://www.brandeis.edu/programs/peace/awards/davis.html

Rehearsing Change - Study Abroad Social Justice Opportunities

DEADLINE: April 15, 2018 (for Fall 2018)

Pachaysana contributors standing in a circle

Pachaysana is a collective of Ecuadorian and international scholars, artists, development specialists and community organizers.Rehearsing Change carries out the central mission of Pachaysana by empowering local communities while simultaneously educating global leaders.

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Local counterparts in Ecuador’s Amazon region and international students learn together, studying development, sustainability, identity and globalization, all in the context of the reality of the local community. They apply learned knowledge and tools through the Applied Arts (or Arts for Social Change), Engaged Learning/Scholarship and Participatory Action Research.

Pachaysana is offering scholarships for its Spring 2018 program. For more information, visit their website or email them.


United Nations Online Peace Course

DEADLINE: May 7, 2018

This is an online course taught by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) in partnership with Nonviolent Peaceforce. Students wishing to take this course for college credit would enroll in the course through Merrimack College.

Unarmed Civilian Protection (UCP) is the practice of civilians protecting civilians in situations of violent conflict, imminent violence, and post-crisis situations. It involves expatriate civilians protecting national civilians, national civilians protecting each other, and even national civilians protecting expatriate civilians. The practice of UCP is nonviolent and nonpartisan. Protection is provided on invitation from local actors. It supports local actors as they work to address the roots and consequences of violent conflict. This practice is grounded in international law, in the principle of civilian immunity in war, and in the protection afforded by international conventions. This course aims to make a contribution to the common objectives of protecting civilians and keeping peace. More specifically, this course provides an introduction to the foundations of UCP, its principles, methods and required skills, as well as offers an overview of UCP in practice.

Complete information about the course is available on Merrimack's website. Feel free to email Merrimack's Office of Professional Studies with any questions.