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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Email Digest from January 18

1. LSAT Workshop (Register NOW) 
2. CIA Open House (January 25)
3. DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship For German Study/Internships (Due January 31)
4. European Studies Undergraduate Project Prize (Due February 1)
5. Undergraduate Career Workshop (February 2; lunch provided) 
6. FLAS Awards for Foreign Language Study (Due February 12)
7. Berlin Program for Students of Journalism and international Affairs (Due February 15)
8. Summer Museum Education Internship (Due March 16)
9. Administrative Assistant/Entertainment Management Interns with Wisconsin Singers (Apply now)



1. LSAT Workshop (Register NOW) 
The Center for Pre-Law Advising is offering an LSAT Workshop in February!  The goal of the course is to introduce students to the LSAT, give them a firm foundation for mastering the fundamentals, and help them in developing a successful self-study program in preparation for summer and fall tests. The workshop will provide tips on how to approach test day, develop a self-study plan and master each of the LSAT's three major sections.

Dates: Thursday, February 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd
Time: 5:30- 9:30 p.m.
Cost: Cost is $100 + materials (approximately $15-$20)

To reserve your spot, email your first and last name, wisc email and student ID number to lsatworkshop@prelaw.wisc.edu  Spots are limited, so register early! A limited number of scholarship opportunities are available.

2. CIA Open House (January 25)
From SuccessWorks: The CIA is once again coming to UW to speak with our students about internships and careers.  Clearly the agency has had very good luck working with Badgers and can’t get enough of you all.  BRAVO!

They will be at the SuccessWorks home office at 700 State St, Suite 300 on January 25th.  The day will be broken out as follows:

10-11am  Info Session (open to all)
11am-12pm 1:1 drop ins (1st come)
1-2pm Info Session (open to all)
2-3pm 1:1 drop ins (1st come)
3-4pm Info Session (open to all)
4-5pm 1:1 drop ins (1st come)

The Info Sessions will go where the attendees want them to go, so be prepared to speak out and let the recruiter know what YOU want to know about most.  You can RSVP to attend on Buckynet by looking at Info Sessions, but if you can’t figure out how to RSVP, COME ANYWAY.  We want to see anyone and everyone – Freshmen through PhDs.

NOTICE: For Freshmen ONLY, the Agency is currently actively recruiting for its prestigious 2 year summer internship: https://www.cia.gov/careers/student-opportunities/ncs-intern.html. For everyone else, find your interest area here: https://www.cia.gov/careers.

3. DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship For German Study/Internships (Due January 31)
Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. Preference will be given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or an independent study abroad semester or year.

Applications are due January 31.  For more information,see https://www.daad.org/en/find-funding/undergraduate-opportunities/undergraduate-scholarship/

4. European Studies Undergraduate Project Prize (Due February 1)
Two prizes will be awarded in 2018. A multi-disciplinary selection committee appointed by CES’ Executive Committee will choose the winners. Each winner (or winning collaborative team) will receive a check for $500, along with public recognition in CES’ European Studies Newsletter, and on CES’ social media sites. As well, the winning project will be featured in EuropeNow Campus, the educational corner of EuropeNow, CES’ online journal of research, art, and politics relating to Europe that reaches over 100,000 readers globally. In addition, prize winners who are interested in attending the CES conference may request one conference registration fee waiver for any conference in the three years following their award.

Applications are due February 1. For more information, see https://councilforeuropeanstudies.org/grants-and-awards/undergraduate-paper-prize


5. Undergraduate Career Workshop (February 2; lunch provided) 
Interested in international affairs, policy consulting, and/or journalism? Consider attending the undergraduate career workshop with William Drozdiak on Friday, February 2, at noon in Ingraham 336.  Attendance is free and lunch will be provided.

Drozdiak is a nonresident senior fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe at The Brookings Institution, and a senior advisor for Europe with McLarty Associates, an international strategic consultancy firm based in Washington, D.C. For 10 years, Drozdiak served as president of the American Council on Germany (ACG), one of the oldest and most prestigious non-profits devoted to cooperation and understanding between the United States, Germany, and Europe. Drozdiak worked for two decades as a senior editor and foreign correspondent for The Washington Post. As foreign news editor from 1986 to 1990, he directed the Post’s award-winning international news coverage. During his tenure, the Post won two Pulitzer Prizes for its international reporting on the Middle East and on the collapse of communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.


6. FLAS Awards for Foreign Language Study (Due February 12)
The application for Summer 2018 and Academic Year 2018-2019 FLAS awards is now open! Students are invited to attend upcoming information sessions & open houses to learn more about Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) awards for the study of critical and less commonly taught languages at UW-Madison.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Applications by students in professional fields are encouraged. Preference will be given to applicants with a high level of academic ability and with previous language training. The application deadline is February 12, 2018.

There will be two information sessions for students interested in applying for a FLAS award (please note different times for graduate & undergraduate applicants). The content of the sessions will be identical; students need only attend one session:

Monday, January 22, 2018 (in 336 Ingraham Hall):
3:00 - 4:00pm for undergraduate student applicants
4:00 - 5:00pm for graduate applicants*

Thursday, January 29, 2018 (in 336 Ingraham Hall):
3:00 - 4:00pm for undergraduate student applicants
4:00 - 5:00pm for graduate applicants*

*Graduating seniors who plan to be in graduate or professional school at UW next year should attend the session for graduate applicants.

In addition, there will be 2 additional open houses where applicants and interested students are welcome to stop by for additional information and with any questions about the awards, the application process, etc:

January 23 & 29, 2018
11:00am - 1:00pm in 301 Ingraham Hall

Complete information on FLAS awards, eligibility, these information sessions, and the application is online at http://flas.wisc.edu.

7. Berlin Program for Students of Journalism and international Affairs (Due February 15)
U.S. university students are invited to apply for a three-week intensive study program on journalism and international relations in Germany. Funded largely by a grant from the German government and organized by the RIAS Berlin Commission, up to 15 outstanding journalism or international studies students will be invited to take part in the three-week program in Germany to learn more about journalism in Germany, the role that broadcasters like the Berlin-based RIAS played during the Cold War and the current political landscape of Germany.

Program applicants must be outstanding, full-time undergraduate or graduate students of journalism, international affairs, political science, history, German or closely related disciplines at universities and colleges in the United States. They should be starting at least the third year of their undergraduate studies at the time of the program and preferably have some experience in journalism – for example at a campus radio or TV station or newspaper. An interest in and knowledge of German or European affairs is very desirable; knowledge of German is preferred but not required. Students who have already gained some professional or volunteer experience in their field are strongly encouraged to apply.

The program runs from July 1 to July 28 and includes airfare from the US to Germany, travel within Germany, hotel accomodations, and some meals.  Each participant will be expected to pay the equivalent of EUR 500 (roughly $600) and pay for their own meals. 

For more information about the program, the application form, and application instructions, please see https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GVCnY5_C-3miPOETCk53i8EfBE8cF36w/view?usp=sharing. 


8. Summer Museum Education Internship (Due March 16)
The History Center Washington County is excited to announce a summer museum education internship open to college freshmen and sophomores. This internship gives budding museum professionals a taste of giving tours and developing programs and a chance to see how museums work behind the scenes.

Experiences will include leading tours and working with visitors, developing a youth program from start to finish, working with social media, setting-up and staffing special events, and more.

This intern will receive a stipend from the Kreilkamp Internship Fund.

This 10-week internship begins on June 1, 2018 and ends on August 10, 2018. The dates are somewhat flexible for the right candidate.

Deadline is 5:00pm Friday, March 16, 2018.



9. Administrative Assistant/Entertainment Management Interns with Wisconsin Singers (Apply now)
Join our internship team and work in a fun, exciting fast-paced environment for the Wisconsin Singers’ 50th anniversary season. 8-10 hours per week beginning immediately.  Earn course credit and up to $500 in scholarship dollars.
We are looking for an enthusiastic student with strong leadership and organizational skills, effective people management skills, and an interest in music/entertainment.

To apply, send a cover letter and résumé to intern@wisconsinsingers.com immediately. For more information, call 608.263.9499 or visit http://www.wisconsinsingers.com/interns

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