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Qualities Hiring Managers Look For
A recent article in MSN Careers provides a fresh report on the personal qualities most highly valued by companies and hiring managers. Some of these qualities are intrinsic to a person’s nature or character, many can be cultivated and developed.
25 Companies are Hiring
Internship Funding Available for Humanities Students
Declared Humanities students deep into their coursework qualify for internship funding on a competitive basis: $500 for local (e.g., SLC), $1000 national and $2000 international.
Internships with U.S. State Department
The U.S. Department of State’s 2011 Fall Student Internship Program has openings.
Click here (http://careers.state.gov/students/programs, and click on Student Internships under Undergraduate or Graduate/Post-Graduate) for more information, and to start the Gateway to State online application process via USAJobs.
Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is March 01, 2011.
You must be a U.S. Citizen and a student (a full- or part-time continuing college or university junior, or graduate student – including graduating seniors intending to go on to graduate school) to be eligible. Please read the program description and vacancy announcement for more information and all qualification requirements.
We appreciate your interest in a career with the U.S. Department of State.
U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer.
Front-page Article in Deseret News on the Utility of Foreign Language
Scholarships from Utah Humanities Council
Financial support for student research in the humanities.
Two fellowships–one for undergraduate students and one for graduate students–are offered in the spring to support student research in the humanities. The maximum student fellowship award in $500. Fellowship funds may be used to pay the costs of equipment, supplies, software, technical support, or travel to do research or to report on the results of research at a professional conference. Contact Maria Torres 801-359-9670 x105.
Application deadline: March 1
Internship Available with French Cultural Services
INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY IN THE VISUAL ARTS DEPARTMENT
The internship at the Visual Arts department of the French Cultural Services offers the opportunity to work on interdisciplinary visual arts contemporary projects, in collaboration with both America and French institutions and galleries.
Position is available immediately
3, 6 or 9 months
Mostly participate in the follow-up and process of the French-American grant program for contemporary art, along with the curatorial program – http://www.facecouncil.org/ – by helping in processing applications for the grant deadlines before they are submitted to a selection committee of professionals.
Keep the weekly art events calendar up-to-date
Write newsletters or blasts if needed
Detail-orientated and ability to multi-task
Good communication skills (the work requires substantial
communication, written and otherwise)
Interest in French and Francophone art in general
French Language a plus
Internships are non-paid positions, although school credit can be arranged. Candidates are required to commit to a minimum of 10 weeks for a minimum of 20 hours per week (maximum duration: 6 months).
Please send a cover letter, resume and short writing sample as well as contact information for two references by e-mail with the subject line “French Embassy 2010 Internship” to:firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
All documents should be sent in Word or PDF file format.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Due to the large volume of applications we receive, we are only able to contact those candidates selected for an interview.
Critical Language Scholarship Program
The deadline has passed for 2011, but keep this program in mind for future reference. Details here:
CIA Director Urges Language and Cultural Study
“For the United States to get to where it needs to be will require a national commitment to strengthening America’s foreign language proficiency,” Director Panetta said. “A significant cultural change needs to occur. And that requires a transformation in attitude from everyone involved: individuals, government, schools and universities, and the private sector.”
He urged schools and universities to reach beyond reading, writing, and arithmetic to “the fourth R”: the reality of the world we live in. Language skills are vital to success in an interconnected world, he said, and they are fundamental to US competitiveness and security.
“Language is the window through which we come to know other peoples and cultures,” Director Panetta said. “Mastery of a second language allows you to capture the nuances that are essential to true understanding…This is not about learning something that is helpful or simply nice to have. It is crucial to CIA’s mission.”