Thursday, January 29, 2015

John Lewis Fellowships

Dear Friends,

Humanity in Action and The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Inc. are pleased to announce that applications for the John Lewis Fellowship in Atlanta are now open! The program offers American and European university students the opportunity to explore race and civil rights, immigration and Native American issues.

We invite applications from college students and recent graduates who are passionate about active and responsible citizenship, diversity and human rights. Current sophomores, juniors and seniors as well as graduates from the undergraduate classes of 2013 and 2014 are eligible.

The 2015 program will run from July 5 to August 1, 2015, in Atlanta, Georgia. The deadline to apply for this program is February 14, 2015.


U.S Rep. John Lewis after receiving his Medal of Freedom in 2010. 

The program honors Congressman John Lewis, an icon of the Civil Rights Movement. We are proud to partner with The National Center for Civil and Human Rights to develop this important program and are deeply grateful to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for its generous support provided through The Center.

The John Lewis Fellowship is the American program of the Humanity in Action Fellowship. The European programs take place annually in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris and Warsaw.

About the John Lewis Fellowship in Atlanta

For the past 17 years, the Humanity in Action Fellowship has brought together international groups of students and young professionals to study human and minority rights in Europe and the United States. In 2015, Humanity in Action is now expanding its fellowship program to Atlanta for the first time. The John Lewis Fellowship will explore the histories and contemporary issues of diversity and minority rights in the United States with a particular focus on Atlanta. Key areas of inquiry include race and racism, immigration, national identity, Native American issues and the relationship between civil rights and human rights. 

The new American program will take place at the newly-opened Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo: The New York Times

Fellows will attend discussions with renowned scholars and activists at The Center, visit historical sites and engage in discussions on a range of political and social issues. They will also draw upon the immense resources of the institution and contribute to its extensive and innovative outreach initiatives. Participation requires intellectual curiosity and social maturity, as well as the ability to work collaboratively in international teams. Students from American universities will learn alongside Fellows from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands and Poland.

Upon successful completion of the program, Fellows will join the global network of over 1,400 Humanity in Action Senior Fellows. As Senior Fellows, they are eligible for advanced professional opportunities, such as fellowships in the U.S. Congress and the European Parliament.

Please share this message widely with your colleagues, friends and contacts. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email us at

With thanks and best wishes,

Judith S. Goldstein, Ph.D.
Founder and Executive Director
Humanity in Action

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Summer Internships in Warsaw

The summer internship program supervised by Collegium Civitas includes 25-30 hours of internship per week. Students can apply for a 4, 6 and 8-week summer internships, beginning on June 1, 2015. The summer internships end on July 31, 2015. Earlier and later start of the program is also possible. Interested students can register for academic credits and take a Polish language course.

The program offers a unique opportunity for a limited number of students to undertake full-time summer professional internships in various public and non-profit organizations in Warsaw, Poland that focus, among others, on:
Perspective students are encouraged to review comments of the program alumni and their work completed during previous editions of the summer internship program.

Graduate and undergraduate students can apply. Civitas summer internship program has a rolling admission and interested applicants are invited to submit their applications to the program anytime until April 15, 2015. About the application process.


Inquiries about the program can be directed to the GEL team at or tel. 646 670 6089. For more information about the program, application form and! costs click here

summer school in Lublin: "Memory-Place-Presence"

We are pleased to announce the call for applications for the first edition of the summer student program “Memory – Place – Presence”, coordinated by the “Grodzka Gate – NN Theatre” Centre in cooperation with the Maria SkÅ‚odowska-Curie University in Lublin, Poland. The program will start on June 23, 2015 and will continue through the July 2, 2015. This year the program will accept up to twenty participants.
The program aims at education about Jewish life and heritage in Poland, based on the example of Lublin and the Lublin region. Educational activities (lectures, workshops, panel discussions) during the program will address following issues:
·         History of Polish Jews on the example of Lublin,
·         The heritage of shtetls, the small, often largely Jewish towns of Eastern Europe
·         Yiddish and Hebrew as the linguistic pillars of local Jewish culture
·         In search of identity – Jewish Biographies of the 20th century
·         The Holocaust and its consequences for the region
·         Educational restitution and creative work around the notion of collective memory
Visit to the recently open Museum of the History of Polish Jews Polin in Warsaw, Majdanek camp, Museum-Memorial Site in Belzec and a study tour of former shtetl sites are also part of the curriculum. More about the program you will find on
We invite you to pass on this information to students you think might be interested and to recommend qualified candidates. Complete applications should be e-mailed to: by March 1, 2015.
If you have any questions about the application procedure or program, please feel free to contact us.

Magdalena Dziaczkowska
Magdalena Dziaczkowska
Summer School Project Coordinator 
The "Grodzka Gate - NN Theatre" Centre
ul. Grodzka 21
20-112 Lublin, Poland
Tel: (+48) 81 532 58 67
Fax: 81 534 61 10

Friday, January 23, 2015

Grants for research on German-Jewish studies

Grant: The Centre for German-Jewish Studies: Mac Goldsmith travel grants

The Centre for German-Jewish Studies invites applications for the Mac Goldsmith travel grants.
Applicants can be academics of all levels who would like to conduct research in the Centre for German-Jewish Studies Archive. We also welcome applications from students that wish to work in the archive as trainees.
Since the Centre for German-Jewish Studies at the University of Sussex was established in 1994, it has attracted the deposit of various collections that reflect the study of political, social, literary and intellectual German-Jewish history, in particular the history of Jewish refugees and their families to the United Kingdom during and after the Second World War. Many of the collections comprise personal papers and memoirs, descriptions of which are available here. Not all of the Centre’s holding are catalogued. For the collection please email Gideon Reuveni, Director.
The successful candidates will receive a grant towards travel costs (£600max).
Applications should include a brief project outline, a covering letter outlining the research project and a CV including a list of publications. Those applying for a traineeship should submit two reference assessments indicating the status of the applicant and his/her work.
Deadline for the application is 20th February 2015.

For further information please contact Gideon Reuveni E:

Various Opportunities for Undergraduates: Click on Photos to enlarge


Washington Media Institute summer opportunity

Interested in a career in media, public relations or communications? Do you want to spend a semester in DC interning at a top media firm? Admissions representatives with The Washington Media Institute will be on Campus Thursday, January 29th at 1pm in the McCarl Center (1st Floor Wesley William Posvar Hall) to discuss media internships available in DC this Summer and Fall. 
What is WMI?:
The WMI program is like a study abroad experience but in the nation’s capital and with a purely media focus. Students attend seminars that sharpen their skills and bring them face to face with industry leaders, all while participating in a professional internship 4 days a week. Participants earn at least 12 credit hours during the semester.
In the past, students have interned at amazing organizations such as: 
·  Edelman Public Relations
·  The Georgetowner Magazine
·  NBC Universal
·  Levick Strategic Communications 
·  BBC
·  NPR
·  Sirius-XM Radio
·  Smithsonian Magazine
…and many more exciting media organizations.

What will I gain from a semester in Washington?  
Our focus is based on one thing, making sure our students are prepared to compete in not just today’s media, but also tomorrow’s. Our students walk away with a professional portfolio of work, an in-depth understand of how the media works and a great network of contacts. 

If you are interested in securing an internship in communications, journalism, PR or new media and getting a leg up in the job market -- come speak with a WMI representative

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Brackenridge Research Fellowships through the Honors College

Excellent opportunity!

This program provides a $3,500 stipend for students to focus on a research project that is mentored by a Pitt faculty member:

The deadline for submitting applications for Summer 2015 Fellowships is March 2, 2015. 

More summer programs--at the Yiddish Book Center in Western Massachusetts

This year’s Steiner Summer Yiddish Program will run from June 7-July 24, 2015 and the application deadline is February 10, 2015. . All accepted students receive free tuition and are eligible for academic credit from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. More information about the program can be found here:

Also, the Yiddish Book Center’s Fellowship Program will run from September 2015 to August 2016. The application deadline is January 5, 2015, 9 AM EST. More information about the program can be found here:

Summer Program in Lublin

Summer student program on Jewish life in Lublin, Poland.

The organization Grodzka Gate in Lublin, Poland in cooperation with the Marie Curie-Skłodowska University launches a summer program for English-speaking students. Entitled "Memory-Place-Presence, the 10-day program will take place in Lublin, Poland in the end of June 2015 (23.06-02.07.2015).
The program is designed for those who want to explore the Yiddishland in the forgotten continent of shtetls and cities once filled with Ashkenazi Jews.
Main topics of the program are:
  • The heritage of shtetls, the small, often largely Jewish towns of Eastern Europe, including guided tour of some of these towns; and the heritage of Jewish life in major cities, especially Lublin,
  • Yiddish and Hebrew as the linguistic pillars of local Jewish culture,
  • In search of identity – Jewish Biographies of the 20th century,
  • The Holocaust and its consequences for Lublin region,
  • Education and creative work around the notion of collective memory,
Students completing the program will be granted four ECTS (European Credit Transfer) credits. The cost of the program is $1500. Scholarships are available.
Deadline for application is March 1st, 2015.

Please read more about the program on:

Note--you can apply for Halpern funds and a Nationality Room Scholarship for this program.