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Fulbright offers fully funded seminar in Berlin

The Berlin Capital Program (Nov. 11–18, 2018), operated by the German-American Fulbright Commission, invites young American journalists and students of journalism to Germany to participate in a week-long seminar on current developments in German media and politics. The program is conducted in English and is fully funded by the Fulbright Commission.

With the goal of a better understanding of transatlantic issues and of promoting professional and academic networks between Germany and the U.S., this intensive program offers American journalists the opportunity to gain a deeper awareness of the political, economic and cultural environment in Germany/Europe, with a special focus on the German media and its role in politics and society.

Past program participants have journeyed from the bowels of the Stasi archives, where they pondered the role of privacy in German society, to the glass dome of the Reichstag, where transparency in modern German government is represented in the very structure it inhabits. A day trip to Leipzig included a briefing by a Member of Parliament representing Saxony on the overall view from the eastern side of Germany as the country tries to find common ground on issues like immigration and its place in Europe. A guided walk through Berlin’s Kreuzberg district considered urban planning and public policy issues, tracing Berlin’s constant struggle to grow and attract business while maintaining its unique identity and strong sense of community. Highly interactive tours of Berlin’s iconic sites, intimate meetings with entrepreneurs and media personalities, hands-on encounters and frank conversations with Germans from all walks of life, an evening of politically-tinged avant-garde theater, panel discussions with renown international journalists, and brief if poignant exchanges with German colleagues ranging from a studio manager at a college radio station to editors at a global media powerhouse – all have previously been part of the Berlin Capital Program.

 To be eligible for the program, applicants must be:

  • A U.S. young professional journalist, currently employed by U.S. media in the U.S., with fewer than 5 years of work experience in the field,
  • Or a Master’s student in the field of journalism or communications at a U.S. university,
  • Or a graduating senior in the field of journalism or communications at a U.S. university;
  • Demonstrate relevant background and professional interests;
  • U.S. citizens. Dual citizenship holders with German citizenship are not eligible;
  • Permanently reside in the U.S. and have a valid U.S.-American passport.

 The award benefits cover program costs, including round-trip transportation between the U.S. to Germany, hotel accommodation (single room, incl. breakfast), several meals, local transportation and health insurance coverage during the seminar.

The full program description and application documents can be accessed at our Fulbright website and shared from our Facebook post.

 Applications are welcome until July 2, 2018.

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School communications assistant (St. Louis area)

Lindbergh Schools, located in the St. Louis, Mo., metro area, has an entry-level opening for Communications Assistant to support the Communications Department.

Here is a link to the posting: https://lindbergh.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=585

This would be a great way for a new graduate to get his or her foot in the door with a communications position, and it includes full health benefits. If you have any questions, please contact Beth Cross Johnston, JO’01, communications director for Lindbergh Schools: 314-729-2400, ext. 8802 or bjohnston@lindberghschools.ws.

Designer needed for historical society book (request for proposal)

Proposal for Services Needed

Project is for:
Southern District of Iowa Branch, The Historical Society of the United States Courts in the Eighth Circuit

Project contact: Margaret Callahan, callahan_mcc@outlook.com

Project Overview

The project is to take text and photographs and combine them into a nonfiction book to be published through the online publisher CreateSpace. The Society desires to have print copies of the book available at the time of a professional conference being held in early August 2018. The Society desires to make the book available also as an e-book and is aware generally that that requires different formatting. The e-book formatting may or may not be considered part of the immediate project, as appropriate.

The book is on local court history and will be designated as a “second edition” of a book put out about 25 years ago.

Project Specifics (as currently known)

We will provide the text in Word format (in standard page size, unless that is an issue). No editing of text is involved in the project. Tasks needed would include —

  • formatting the text for our chosen page size
  • choosing an appropriate type style and size
  • developing an appropriate style for chapter headings, including type size and style
  • working with photos so they print well, and sizing and helping decide where they should be inserted
  • inserting headers and page numbers
  • working with the table of contents
  • setting up the title page and other initial pages to include appropriate information
  • designing (or at least laying out) and formatting, the cover from photos we provide
  • meeting CreateSpace formatting requirements
  • identifying additional issues to make the book conform to a reasonably professional standard

The book size is to be 6 inches by 9 inches. As a rough estimate, the book will have about 600 pages (if it reaches 700 pages, we will cut the text some, because that seems to affect CreateSpace margin requirements).

We would like the book to have chapter-specific page headers on the right-hand pages (book title headers on the left). The book will be divided into around 60 sections which might need separate headers.

The book will include around 30 lists of names and dates that may (or may not) need special formatting to appear correctly in the final version.

We want the book to have justified type. Also, the text will include some features such as indented block quotes, italic titles of case and book names, and section symbols in citations to legal documents. The book will not have footnotes as such but will have collections of “reference notes” at the end of some of the sections.

The book will include around 37 portrait-style photos and around 9 additional photos. Only about half of these are currently in electronic format. Some of the photos may be available only from the print, pdf or Word version of the original book; we might or might not find prints of these photos in old files.

Timing

The main focus is the desired completion date stated in the project overview.

A tentative timetable would be:

  • Friday, July 6 – submission of book and cover files to CreateSpace
  • Friday, July 6 to Thursday, July 26 – receipt and proofreading of proof copy by Society members and Society project participants; addressing of any technical issues by designer/formatter
  • Friday, July 27 – submission of final, approved book and cover files to CreateSpace

It seems that the adequacy of this timetable might depend on the amount of work needed after original submission. We would be open to suggestion whether more — or less – time might be needed in this regard.

We would seek to provide all text by approximately June 20. This is somewhat negotiable; we would try to meet an earlier date if this leaves inadequate time for design/formatting. (We could potentially provide material some material earlier, if receipt in installments would be a help rather than a hindrance.)

 

Communication specialist, U of Minn.

The College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resources Sciences has an opening for a Communication and International Program Specialist. For more information, contact Jill Reister (jreister@umn.edu). Forwarded by Sara Danzinger, JO’99, who is director of internal communications in the College of Liberal Arts.

The Office of International Programs in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resources Sciences at the University of Minnesota is hiring a Communication and International Program Specialist. This 75% time (negotiable up to 100%) position works to develop and execute a comprehensive communications and marketing strategy across digital and social media platforms, print marketing, live events, and other mediums to encourage more students to study abroad. This position will also work with faculty, staff and international partners to support, plan, and implement short-term instructor-led study abroad programs. This position has a variety of independent professional and administrative responsibilities that require the ability to work in collaboration and coordination with other team members, particularly with the college communications, student services teams, and the UMN Learning Abroad Center.

Details for this and other jobs can be found at:  https://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs 

Job ID: 323661

Priority Deadline: May 14, 2018

Admission fellow, Drake University

The Drake University Admission Fellow Program selects one student of senior standing to represent the University in a variety of settings throughout the academic year. The primary function of the Admission Fellow is to oversee the Admission Coleition program, assist with group visit programs, serve as an admission representative and execute various administrative tasks. Additionally, the Fellow will meet with students and families during campus visits, represent the University at college fairs and other external events, and be involved in an array of admission-related activities throughout the academic year. The position, which pays $8.25 per hour, requires between 10 – 20 hours during the fall and spring semesters (including occasional Saturday duty).

EXPECTATIONS:

The Admissions Fellow Program is a vital part of the admissions process. Candidates seeking the position should seriously consider their commitment to Drake University and to the Office of Admission.

APPLICATION PROCESS and SELECTION CRTERIA:

Selection for the program is competitive. Interested students should complete and submit the application found on Blueview by May 10, 2018. Candidates selected for personal interviews will be notified by telephone. Due to the competitive nature of the selection process, all applicants may not be invited for an interview. Those students selected for interviews will be contacted by the Office of Admission as soon as possible and interviews and selection will be completed by the end of the school year.

TRAINING:

In the past, training for the Admission Fellow position will begin in August prior to the start of the fall semester; however other arrangements can be made if necessary

Questions regarding the Admission Fellow Program should be directed to Deneen Dygert, Office of Admission, Cole Hall, 271-2096 or deneen.dygert@drake.edu

On Painted Street volunteers needed

The application is open for students to take over Drake’s student-led Instagram account @OnPaintedStreet. A different student takes over this account each week, all year. The summer dates will be from May 21 through Aug. 27. The summer accounts typically show off the cool internships and other opportunities that Drake students experience. Last summer, a student contributor worked with the Solheim cup and another had an internship with the Broadway League in New York City.

Students have also used the summer slots to show off how cool Des Moines is with visits to the state fair, art festival, or the farmer’s market. The content is used in admission materials, and on the www.drake.edu homepage. 

Interested students can fill out the application here: https://goo.gl/forms/FWtST4zG7P9a25dv1

All-expenses-paid fellowship to Jordan

Students interested in political communication, podcast journalism, youth political engagement, sociology and international relations are reminded to apply by April 20 to be one of two Palestinian American Youth Civic Engagement Fellows.  Must be a first year or sophomore student.

Apply to be a PAYCE Civic Podcasting Fellow, Cohort II
Location: Amman, Jordan; June 24 – July 4, 2018.  Expenses paid.
Complete a significant audio project in civic storytelling and podcast production

Deadline: Apply by April 20, 2018.  

Learn how to tell stories about how young people do politics. Learn how to coach others to tell stories.  Create podcasts on stories about politics, rights, civic engagement and more as part of PAYCE, a binational curriculum initiative to foster deeper understanding of youth civic engagement in two contexts.  Check out the first season of PAYCE Stories at www.paycestories.org.

PAYCE (Palestinian American Youth Civic Engagement) offers up to two students on our campus the opportunity to serve as PAYCE Fellows in Podcast Storytelling for Civic Engagement.  Work with students from six U.S. and Palestinian campuses.  You will learn about young adult civic engagement, audio storytelling, and audio editing with Audacity software.  The site of the workshop, Amman, Jordan, is a site for learning about youth civic engagement in the Middle East.  Before you apply, please carefully review details about the PAYCE program below.

More information:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HEOqrxmeMYgpjuljezQKBPGSH2AO1GmhBpVJ8pQoceE/edit

Application:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HHMqxUszUwCAldwslgt8B9TW5aG6lIX-zbV0yLzpgtQ/edit

Questions can be directed to darcie.vandegrift@drake.edu.