Alissa, a student from USA, chose GESAM Master to give a boost to her career. Here she tells us her experience and the raisons why she chose Cà Foscari University and Venice.

 

1) Why did you choose the GESAM Master?

As a student from the United States, I am constantly asked as to why I chose to move to Italy and participate in this Master. I chose to apply for the GESAM program for many reasons! The main reason I chose this program is because it is structured very different from more 'traditional' masters and I loved the fact that it combined intensive lectures and classwork with a study period at the ILO and included an internship which provides students with valuable work experience. I also chose this program as it is a great fit for my professional goals and previous experience. My undergraduate degree was in Business Administration with a focus on marketing and human resources. I have always wanted to pursue an international career and am also interested in public policy and the NGO sector. Therefore, I feel that the competences I have gained through this program along with my previous knowledge and experience has provided me a solid foundation to progress my career. Of course, I cannot forget to mention the amazing opportunity to live in Venice - one of the most beautiful cities in the world!

 

2) The Master GESAM faculty is composed of university professors, experts from NGO’s and both National and International Institutions, along with experts in social, economic and law fields.

Could you please share with us the best souvenir of your education received in the classroom?

I believe that the intensive classroom section of GESAM is structured really well and provides students with in-depth knowledge of a variety of fields and specializations. Everyday I learned something new from the professors and experts and found a new topic that sparked intrigue. Additionally, I greatly enjoyed learning about these topics in both a theoretical and practical manner as it provided insight into what a career in this arena would look like. It is difficult to name a single part that was my favorite as I feel that each session offered students something new, and therefore was able to sort of provide an education that fit each of our individual interests. 


3) How has the Summer School experience in Geneva been?

The opportunity to attend lectures from officials at the International Labour Organization was incredible. It was a more in-depth time to learn about, not only the amazing work performed by such an important worldwide organization, but also to learn about topics in a very practical way that can easily be applied to my future career. The time in Geneva is also spent learning about and touring the United Nations and the World Trade Organization, further enhancing the knowledge learned during the classroom period. Also, the summer school allows the chance to experience life in one of the most international cities in the world and the chance to reunite with your classmates! This is obviously a top highlight of the GESAM program!

 

4) GESAM offers to student the possibility to do an internship in different realities, in Italy or abroad, in NGOs, Research Centers, Enterprises, Banks, and Institutions, thus building a personalized proposal for each student. How is / has been your internship experience?

I am currently interning for an organization in Bergamo, Italy called ADAPT - Association for International and Comparative Studies in Labour and Industrial Relations. This has been a perfect fit! I was interested in the association initially because I would like to pursue a career in public policy and social research through a non-profit or NGO and that is precisely what the organization focuses on. My time at ADAPT has been spent working on various projects including writing book reviews, researching for article contributions to the bi-weekly bulletin, proofreading and editing journal articles, and assisting with the yearly international conference. I have even had the opportunity to publish my very own work that was distributed in the bi-weekly international bulletin! The internship has increased my interests in subjects I previously did not have much knowledge on and provided with me international work experience - two crucial things for beginning an international career.

 

5) To whom would you suggest the enrollment to GESAM Master?

I believe that the GESAM program would suit a variety of students. I would say that any prior knowledge of the field of law would greatly benefit students as that is an important focus of the program; however, as someone who previously had little law exposure, the professors were able to explain the topics in an understandable way. I think that this master would be best for those with previous work experience as the topics are varied and can suit many passions and experiences while building on top of previous competences. Of course, anyone with a desire to begin an international career focusing on human rights, law, global institutions and corporations, or international relations would greatly benefit from this program. 

 

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Wilson Center interns have the opportunity to develop both research and professional skills, and to participate in the numerous activities and events held at the Center

 

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Organization: The Wilson Center, chartered by Congress as the official memorial to President Woodrow Wilson, is the nation’s key non-partisan policy forum for tackling global issues through independent research and open dialogue to inform actionable ideas for the policy community. The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is the official memorial to our nation’s 28th president. More than just a collection of marble pillars and famous quotes, the Center is “a living memorial,” a gathering place for some of the best and brightest scholars and experts from around the world. Their work is the centerpiece of our activity and informs the nation’s public policy debates with nonpartisan and relevant research and information.

 

Duty station: USA

 

Deadline: depends on the type of the internship

 

Description: The Center offers a wide range of internship opportunities to current, recent, or returning college students. There are at least 80-90 interns at the Center at any given time. Availability of positions generally corresponds to the beginning of the fall, spring and summer terms. Most internships are unpaid. The Woodrow Wilson Center has two different internship programs with separate applications and deadlines. Many interns are research assistants for our visiting scholars, contributing directly to research on a wide range of projects. Other interns work in staff and program offices. Wilson Center interns have the opportunity to develop both research and professional skills, and to participate in the numerous activities and events held at the Center.

 

Requirements: for the Research Assistant: Applicants must have at least a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or equivalent from a non-U.S. institution. Furthermore, applicants must be current students, recent graduates (within one calendar year), and/or have been accepted to enter an advanced degree program (within the next year). Non-degree seeking students are ineligible. Most interns are at least seniors in the undergraduate level, though strongly qualified juniors (at the time of application) will be considered. Graduate students are also eligible to apply.

International students studying in the U.S. are eligible, but they must hold a valid F-1 or J-1 visa and appropriate work authorization especially if they are receiving compensation for the internships.

 

 

Wage: most internships are unpaid

 

Application process:

To apply, applicants will need to submit ONE COMPLETE application package to our Internship Coordinator by mail or email. Mailed applications are preferred. A hard copy will ensure that there are no technical difficulties when opening electronic files. The application materials include:

-a completed WWICS Internship Application Form

-Cover Letter (indicating academic interests or areas of interest)

-Current Resume (indicating relevant coursework); if you are mailing your application, please send 2 copies of your resume

-3-5 page Writing Sample or excerpt of a recent research paper with separate Works Cited page

-2 letters of recommendation (do not have to be sealed by referees/recommenders); if they prefer to seal the letter, then they can sign across the seal and give the letter to the applicant to include in his or her application package; highlighting the applicant’s writing, research, and/or language skills would be useful

-Transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable); transcripts will be used to determine if the applicant has taken relevant course work so applicants should submit transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions (if applicable)

If you are submitting your application by email, attached files should be in Word 2010 compatible or PDF formats. One comprehensive file is encouraged while multiple emails with separate attachments are unacceptable. As much as possible, please direct your complete application materials to our Internship Coordinator in one email with your name in the subject line: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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The Center seeks highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students as well as recent graduates, in the following areas for full-and occasionally part-time paid internships: Media, Federal Legislation, Health Policy, Housing Policy, Food Assistance, National Budget and Tax Policy, Outreach Campaigns, State Fiscal Project and Welfare Reform and Income Support Division

 

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Organization: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is a nonpartisan research and policy institute. They pursue federal and state policies designed both to reduce poverty and inequality and to restore fiscal responsibility in equitable and effective ways. They apply our deep expertise in budget and tax issues and in programs and policies that help low-income people, in order to help inform debates and achieve better policy outcomes.

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities applies extensive understanding of budgets, taxes, low-income programs, and social insurance programs – along with analytic skills and the keen strategic sense for which we are known – to inform and shape debates, influence outcomes, and achieve concrete results.

 

Duty station: Washington, DC

 

Deadline: For summer internships, February 1

For fall internships, priority given to applications received by June 1

For spring internships, priority given to applications received by October 1

 

Timeframe: 10-12 weeks

 

Description: The positions are designed to reflect an intern's interests in conjunction with the Center's needs and the legislative climate. Applicants should have research, fact-gathering, writing, analytic, and computer skills and a willingness to do administrative as well as substantive tasks.

Internships are available for the fall, spring, and summer semesters. However, not all positions are available every semester. The typical length of an internship is one semester (approximately 10-12 weeks). Individuals interested in a second internship may qualify upon a review of Center needs at the end of the first internship.

 

Requirements:   At a minimum, applicants must be undergraduate students. Intern duties and requirements may vary depending on the Center's needs and the abilities and interests of each intern.

 

Wage: Doctoral students may receive between $14.50 - $17.50, depending on progress towards completion of degree requirements, relevant coursework and research

-Students with a Master’s or Law degree receive $15.50 per hour

-Graduate students receive $14.50 per hour

-Students with a Bachelor's degree receive $13.50 per hour

-Undergraduate students receive $12.50 per hour

 

Application process: To apply for an internship, please complete online application form. Applications are only accepted through this form.  Please do not mail or email application materials.

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

 

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The Bretton Woods Committee seeks the help of 2-3 interns each semester to support the Committee’s programs and operations.

 

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Organization: The Bretton Woods Committee is an American organization created in 1983. The original goal of the Committee was to improve the awareness of the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, World Trade Organization, and other major development banks and their actions to accelerate economic growth, lessen poverty, and increase financial stability. The members of the Committee  are leaders at the top of the business, finance, academic, and non-profit sectors, including many industry CEOs, who believe that international economic cooperation is essential and it is possible only through strong and effective International Financial institutions. Today, the main goal of the Committee is to encourage economic growth, alleviate poverty, and improve financial stability.

 

Duty Station: Washington, USA

 

Open to: Graduate student or recent graduate in international business, finance, economics, development, political science, or related fields

 

Timeframe: not mentioned

 

Deadline:

Fall Internship: August 15

- Spring Internship: December 15

- Summer Internship: April 30

 

Description:  during the internship candidates will have to:

- Research and create background materials for Committee staff and leadership on key issues and institutions in international trade, finance, and development

- Assist in the planning and execution of Committee programs including researching and developing program themes and topics, drafting background and promotional materials, creating speaker preparatory materials and logistics support

- Support the Committee's membership recruitment strategy by researching high-level leaders in the fields of international finance, trade, and development

- Track relevant U.S. legislation as it pertains to the work of the Committee

- Manage the Committee’s digital communication strategy including content creation and process development to improve the Committee’s website and social media communications

- Assist in the preparation of the Committee’s internal and external communication tools including its quarterly newsletter and other member communications

- Support the daily administrative tasks of the office including data entry, mailings, etc.

- Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications: To be eligible for this internship, candidates must have:

- Previous office experience

- A healthy awareness of companies, government actors, and other organizations involved in global finance, trade and development activities

- A self-driven nature and demonstrated ability to multi-task with minimal supervision

- Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication skills in English

- Excellent knowledge of MS-Office. Knowledge of social media, Drupal, and/or basic HTML helpful but not required



Wage/fees: The internship pays a $500 stipend

 

Application process: Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter addressed to Office Manager Melissa Smith, and writing sample (2 pages maximum) by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please include your desired beginning and end dates and available number of hours per week in your cover letter

 

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Are you an art lover? The Solomon R. Guggenheim of  New York is looking for graduates, recent graduates, and experts in the fields to be included in the staff. Don’t  miss this opportunity and fly to New York!

 

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Organization : The Solomon R. Guggenheim is the prestigious museum of modern art and contemporary art based in New York, founded in 1937, among other works exhibited in the museum we can find those by Chagall, Kandinskij, Picasso and Toulouse-Lautrec. The museum itself is built into a work of Frank Lloyd Wright, considered today among the most important twentieth-century architecture.

 

Duty Station : New York

 

Open to : Graduates, graduates, experts in the industry and all those who meet the requirements

 

Timeframe : 3 months

 

When: Guggenheim internship is structured in three round, four months each:

Spring: January–April
Summer: June–August
Fall: September–December

 

Deadline : 

Spring: November 1
Summer: January 30
Fall: June 1

 

Job description : The objective of this Internship is to offer a greater acquisition of skills with direct experience in the fields of arts. Interns will be divided, according to their own personal experiences, and assigned to different areas of the museum. At the end of each session, it’s including a trip, i.e. organization will pay a trip. The Guggenheim Museum doesn't provide housing but upon request  may suggest residences and dormitories in New York

 

Qualifications : Not specified

 

Wage : 1000$ Full-Time

Application process : To apply for one of our internships, please follow the checklist of materials below: 

- Guggenheim application form

- Cover letter

- Resume/curriculum vitae

- List of relevant coursework/modules undertaken

- Two letters of recommendation (academic or professional)

- Writing sample (3–5 pages only) *Please note: when applying to design-related departments, candidates should instead submit a design portfolio or small visual sample of work.

 

Useful links :

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Contact information :

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10128-0173

 

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Cooperation and collaboration amongst countries is vital to international diplomacy. UNESCO creates a platform where countries can come together, express themselves freely, celebrate their heritage, and ensure equal access to education. Understandably, the United States was an active member of this organization from the beginning. As a leader in the global economy during the 1940s, they helped lay the groundwork for UNESCO’s goals and became an extremely large contributor to the organization as a whole. However, what happened when they decided to withdraw their support in 1984? What specific events led them to turn their backs on an organization that they helped to build? The answer lies within a political structure that fears radicalization in the struggle for power.

UNESCO was established as a “meeting of diverse minds,” however when it was founded, the countries had an extremely westernized point of view. By 1984, UNESCO had grown from 30 countries to 153 and the new members wanted their voices to be heard. This only became a problem for the United States with the development of new communication strategies for developing countries, specifically those involving the press. Many countries feared for the safety of their journalists, and therefore made plans to limit their media outlets. Although this was a valid concern in some cases, many member states were using this as an opportunity to hide their government activities, therefore eliminating any form of global transparency. The United States were averse to these limitations and in fact threatened to withdraw their support if they were accepted. The aversion came from a fear that if there was not some form of transparency between countries, the United States and their political power would be threatened.

Another condition that led to the withdrawal of the United States was the view that UNESCO was overstepping boundaries in politics. Understandably as the overall make-up of the organization shifted, so did its political agenda. UNESCO’s core values from the beginning included a commitment to the economic, social, and cultural wellbeing of the world. However, this value system made it susceptible to radicalization and the United States felt that the organization was moving in the direction of a completely radicalized system. Their objection started with UNESCO’s involvement in the Israeli occupation of Jerusalem. The organization condemned Israel for destroying Jerusalem’s cultural heritage site and the US felt as if they should not be involved in such a political conflict. Although protecting heritage sites is an important part of their mission, they thought such a conflict should be handled by the United Nations, themselves.

The threat of the loss of global transparency with the direction of radical politicization within the organization are vital pieces to the larger puzzle to explain the United States’ withdrawal from UNESCO. They continued their hiatus for many years, not renewing their membership from 1984-2003. However, the most important point to remember is that a decision to disengage from these global organizations is always political. It’s a question of control and the effort to maintain political power that leads certain countries to make these decisions.      

Do you want to live an unic experience? Go to University of Maine for the International Flagship Scholarship

 

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Organization: UMaine is one of New England’s premier universities. This vibrant and dynamic university serves Maine, the nation, and the world through its teaching, research and outreach mission. UMaine students come from every county in Maine, more than 45 other states and 65 countries. UMaine offers 90 undergraduate majors and academic programs, 70 master’s degree programs, and 35 doctoral programs. Opportunity for all members of the University of Maine community and its constituents is a cornerstone of our mission. Founded in 1865, the University of Maine is a land and sea grant institution, and the flagship campus of the University of Maine System, located in Orono along the banks of the Stillwater River

 

Duty Station: University of Maine, Orono

 

Open to: All the students with all the qualifications

 

Timeframe: Not specified

 

Deadline: There is no application deadline. Applicants to the University of Maine do not need to submit a separate application to be considered for the award



Job description: The University of Maine offers an International Flagship Scholarship valued at US$10,000 per academic year to international undergraduate applicants. You will llive an unic experience with other international students from all over the world

 

Qualifications: International first-year and transfer undergraduate students are eligible to be considered for this award. Students receiving the Canadian resident tuition rate are not eligible for this award

 

Wage/fees: The International Flagship Scholarship awards are valued at US$10,000 per academic year to international undergraduate applicants

 

Application process: Applicants are considered for this scholarship when their application for admission is reviewed. No additional application is required. Applicants do not need to submit SAT and ACT scores to be considered for this award

 

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Contact information:

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