PLACEMENT OPPORTUNITIES 2013

 

Individual

American Language Center, Moldova
Aon Benfield, Singapore
Aon Risk Solutions, Singapore
Aon Hewitt, Singapore
Apollo Tyres - Finance, India
Apollo Tyres - HR, India
Bracalente Manufacturing Group, China
CFC Consulting, Ukraine
Cros NT, Italy
DeSimone Consulting Engineers, Abu Dhabi
Hutchinson Port Holdings, Hong Kong
KIMEP University, Kazakhstan
American Councils for International Education in Kosovo, Kosovo
Office of The Vice Prime Minister, EU Integration, Georgia
Metem - Data Acquisiton, Hungary
Metem - Marketing, Hungary
Open World Leadership Center, Ukraine
Viva Group, India

Group

International Education Studies, Cambodia
Teaching Practicum and Cultural Immersion Program, China
Service and Sustainable Development Internship, Costa Rica
Research Opportunity at The Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia

Individual
  • American Language Center, Moldova
    Marketing and Outreach

  • American Language Center has an honorable mission to acknowledge and to develop potential of the students and different experts from all over Moldova; it also offers the opportunity to discover an intercultural experience. American Language Center is the Department of Education at American Councils; its main goal is to deliver English teaching services.

    Company Website: http://www.alc.md/en/home

    Job Description: An intern will be assisting the American Language Center staff in development and outreach efforts for its programs, which include English language courses with specialized curriculum for corporate businesses, as well as the medical, technical and legal sectors. Specific duties will consist of:

    • Working on promotional materials for the language programs
    • Identifying potential clients in the local business community
    • Financial analysis, feasibility study
    • Implementing and revising quality control mechanisms
    • Reaching out to alumni to collect personal testimonies and photos for the Center’s website
    • Updating the Center’s website with current content
    • Assisting with writing and editing printed and electronic announcements
    • Some administrative tasks may be required
    Skills needed: Good communication, marketing, and writing skills. Our ideal candidate is detail oriented and possesses cross-cultural skills vital to working abroad.

    Major/s Desired: International Relations, International Business, International Development, Regional Studies, Cultural Studies, Political Science, or Sociology.

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  • Aon Benfield, Singapore
    Treaty and Analytics Intern

  • Aon Benfield, a division of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), is the world’s leading reinsurance intermediary and full-service capital advisor. We empower our clients to better understand, manage and transfer risk through innovative solutions and personalized access to all forms of global reinsurance capital across treaty, facultative and capital markets. As a trusted advocate, we deliver local reach to the world’s markets, and an unparalleled investment in innovative analytics. With more than 80 offices in 50 countries, our worldwide client base has access to the broadest portfolio of integrated capital solutions and services.

    Company Website: http://www.aon.com/reinsurance/

    Job Description: The objective of this internship is to provide an overview of the Reinsurance market, role of the broker & insight into Aon Benfield’s capabilities The intern will receive an in-depth introduction to reinsurance concepts and gain familiarization with Aon Benfield capabilities and project work relating to
    • Treaty Broking:
    • Market summaries
      Benchmarking reports
      Development of report templates
    • Analytics:
    • Catastrophe Modeling and Actuarial Analyses – assistance in client projects and development of analysis and report templates
      Rating Agency Advisory – review of Asia pacific regulatory requirements
    Each intern will also be assigned an internal mentor to help him or her understand Aon’s business model and guide him or her during the project. The project duration will be about 6-8 weeks on a fulltime basis.

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  • Aon Risk Solutions, Singapore
    New Growth Model Analyst

  • Aon plc is the leading global provider of risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resource consulting and outsourcing. Through its more than 62,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon delivers client value via innovative and effective risk management and workforce productivity solutions.

    Company Website: http://www.aon.com/about-aon/company-overview.jsp

    Job Description: The objective of this project is to extend the work currently underway in ARS Asia on designing and implementing new growth models in Asia. This is an important component of our growth agenda for the region and successful implementation of this project will have a direct impact on business results for the company. One intern will be assigned to study different growth models OR conduct the study for different countries/ markets within Asia. The intern will be assigned an internal mentor to help understand Aon’s business model and provide guidance during the project. The intern will provide a summary of analysis and recommendations for actions to be presented to the business sponsors and key stakeholders. The scope of the project includes the following:
    • Partnering with an internal project team to develop an execution plan for identified and approved growth models.
    • Conducting a pilot assessment of defined frameworks and models across 2-3 countries in Asia. This will include primary and secondary research comprising internal and external sources.
    • Presenting the analysis to business sponsors and key stakeholders. Skills needed: Marketing, Finance, and Accounting knowledge as well as skills that include report writing, spreadsheets, power point and presentations.
    ** The project does not include a design of new growth models. However, the pilot may result in new ideas being generated for future review and reference.

    A stipend up to $2,000 may be provided.

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  • Aon Hewitt, Singapore
    Talent Sourcing and Engagement

  • Aon Hewitt is an American provider of human capital and management consulting services. It operates 500 offices in 120 countries providing consulting, outsourcing, and insurance brokerage services.

    Company Website: http://www.aon.com/human-capital-consulting/default.jsp

    Job Description: Provide Talent Sourcing report services, and link talent attraction and attrition issues to engagement analytics and solutions.
    • Populate people, cost, quality, available, and risk data into comparison charts
    • Draft interpretation for further editing and insight drilling
    • Comb through Engagement and Best Employers studies’ data with focus on the locations and/or industries where we have Talent Sourcing analytics and the ‘best practices’ derived from the Best Employers 2.0 Asia 2013 results
    • Build statistical linkage between the two sets of data, including business metrics
    • Support white paper drafting and dissemination
    • Talent Sourcing Reports for newly added locations
    • Linkage analytics between Engagement and Talent Sourcing issues
    • White paper draft on such linkages
    • Basic statistical analysis skills
    • Experienced above average MS Excel formula and charting skills
    • Quick to learn and interested in human capital content
    • Decent English writing skills
    • Interested in interpreting human capital data in business context
    Skills needed: Marketing, Finance, and Accounting knowledge as well as skills that include report writing, spreadsheets, power point and presentations

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  • Apollo Tyres, India
    Finance and Accounting Assistant

  • Company Overview: Apollo Tyres Ltd, with its corporate headquarters in Gurgaon, INDIA, has flourished in the business of manufacturing and selling tyres since its inception in 1972. Over the years the company has grown to become one of India’s largest tyre manufacturers and has begun to establish its footprint across the globe. The company has manufacturing presence in Asia, Europe, and Africa. They also operate 9 modern tyre facilities and export to over 118 countries. Powered by its key brands — Apollo, Dunlop (brand rights for 32 African countries) and Vredestein, the company offers a comprehensive product portfolio spread across passenger cars, light trucks, truck-bus, off highway and bicycle tyres, retreading material and retreaded tyres.

    Corporate website: http://www.apollotyres.com/india_homepage.htm

    Job Description:

    Currency Risk Management

    • Foreign exchange market
    • Macro & Micro Factors affecting the currency movements
    • Types of Exposure
    • Exchange rate mechanism
    • Various Hedging Tools
    • Understanding of foreign exchange as integral part of modern commerce/management
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  • Apollo Tyres, India
    Human Resources Associate

  • Company Overview: Apollo Tyres Ltd, with its corporate headquarters in Gurgaon, INDIA, has flourished in the business of manufacturing and selling tyres since its inception in 1972. Over the years the company has grown to become one of India’s largest tyre manufacturers and has begun to establish its footprint across the globe. The company has manufacturing presence in Asia, Europe, and Africa. They also operate 9 modern tyre facilities and export to over 118 countries. Powered by its key brands — Apollo, Dunlop (brand rights for 32 African countries) and Vredestein, the company offers a comprehensive product portfolio spread across passenger cars, light trucks, truck-bus, off highway and bicycle tyres, retreading material and retreaded tyres.

    Corporate website: http://www.apollotyres.com/india_homepage.htm

    Job Description: Benchmark the best HR practices which leads to superior performance and identify what can be implemented in Apollo Tyres.

    Skills needed: Awareness of research tools like interviews, questionnaire etc. Good analytical skills.

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  • Bracalente Manufacturing Group, China
    Manufacturing Process Analyst Intern

  • Bracalente Manufacturing Group (BMG) is a family owned and operated contract manufacturing solutions provider, with headquarters in Quakertown, PA and a manufacturing facility in CHINA. Founded in 1950, BMG has grown from a small owner-operated job shop to an 80,000 square foot manufacturing facility with more than 175 skilled metalworking employees utilizing the latest precision machining technology, process controls, quality systems, operating systems and global sourcing integration. The cornerstone of BMG’s metalworking expertise resides in the rigorous application of Lean manufacturing principles and a culture of continuous improvement. BMG’s ability to adapt to change, built on a foundation of metalworking skill and experience, has allowed the company to become an innovative leader in the production of precision machined parts and assemblies. It has also led us in new directions as we develop and manage global manufacturing solutions at competitive costs. But no matter how much the marketplace may shift and change, over the years BMG’s focus has remained constant: commitment to long-term relationships, ethical standards, safety and the environment.

    Company Website: http://www.bracalente.com/

    Job Description: The intern will complete a six to seven week assignment in the Fenhu Economic Development Zone of Wujiang, Jiangsu Province. The internship will entail the following:
    • Manufacturing Process review and analysis.
    • Quality Process review and analysis.
    • Future Manufacturing and Assembly project review and analysis.
    • Make vs Buy analysis.
    • Capital Equipment ROI analysis. Market review and business rationalization.
    • Documentation review including:
    • Process flow
      Quality plan
      Purchasing and Planning procedures
      Audit all procedures to ensure that documents and work is following the procedure.
      Look for areas of improvement and efficiency. Ensure that all Standard Operating Procedures are up to date and that they are being used.
    *Language Requirement: Some proficiency in Mandarin

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  • CFC Consulting, Ukraine
    Marketing and Communications

  • CFC Consulting is a Kyiv-based consultancy, which focuses on providing services in strategic communications and public affairs. The firm’s consultants advise local and international clients on public relations, media relations, special issues and crisis communications, financial communications and investor relations, reputation management, and public affairs. CFC was founded in 2002.

    CFC Consulting is also the exclusive representative of CNN International in Ukraine and an affiliate partner of London-based FTI Consulting (former FD International). The company employs 15 consultants.

    Company Website: http://www.cfc.com.ua/en/about/
    (Language can be switched to English in top right-hand corner)

    Job Description: A native English speaking project intern will become part of the team of the specially created information agency. The main goal of the project is to create and disseminate positive news about Ukraine in English, to the media outlets around the globe. The intern will be actively involved in the news creation process, negotiations with foreign agency partners, and in establishing new contacts with foreign media and journalists. Daily duties will also include updating the agency’s website. The main outcome that we would expect from the internship is enlargement of our foreign network and media database, which the intern would be able to do easier than a Ukrainian speaking team-member.

    In addition, the intern may be partially involved in other projects of CFC Consulting Company, depending on the assignments that the company would have during the summer. These might be projects in PR, mass communications, marketing communications or show business.

    Majors Desired: international relations, global studies. political science, journalism

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  • Cros NT, Italy
    Statistical Methodology Analyst

  • Background: CROS NT is an international Contract Research Organization, which provides functional and analytical services to the pharmaceutical industry in regards to clinical trial studies. The statistical department consists of two sub-divisions: Statistical Methodology and Statistical Programming. CROS NT Group has offices in Italy, Germany and the UK. The company has a strong heritage in biostatistics. Services include: statistical consultancy, programming and analysis; clinical data management; medical writing; pharmacovigilance; and technology solutions to the life science industry. Founded in 1992, CROS NT is well established in delivering quality, timely delivery, and cost effective service and has done so for over 800 studies in a wide range of therapeutic areas.

    Centre of Excellence for Biometrics CROS NT has remained specialized in clinical data services because more and more clinical trial Sponsors are seeing value in centralizing their data with CROS NT while continuing to utilize other CROs for their therapeutic or geographic reach. The reason lies in the overall improvement in efficiency, time and cost, not to mention easier and less expensive integrated summaries (ISS/ISE). It also increases the value of Intellectual Property since it is more attractive for potential purchasers if all data are in one place and one format.

    Company Website: http://www.crosnt.com/about-us.html

    Job Description: The Statistical Methodology Analyst Intern will be responsible for:
    • Preparation of Statistical Analysis Plans for clinical trials under supervision of Senior or Lead Statistician
    • Writing of the Statistical Methodology and Results section of reports (under supervision)
    • To give statistical input to the design and review of Protocols and Case Report Forms (CRF) in clinical studies (under supervision)
    Statistical experience needed.

    Under CROS NT’s Performance Management system, the intern will set objectives with his or her supervisor to be completed during the internship period.

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  • DeSimone Consulting Engineers, Abu Dhabi
    Structural Engineer

  • DeSimone Consulting Engineers provides high-quality, creative structural engineering services to architects, owners and developers. Our firm’s breadth and diversity are key strengths that have positioned us to best serve our client needs.

    Founded in New York City in 1969, the firm has grown to more than 250 employees, and now has offices worldwide. Located in New York, Miami, San Francisco, New Haven, Las Vegas, Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi, our offices are organized to support our clients around the country and around the globe. To date, we have designed projects in 40 states and 17 countries.

    DeSimone performs structural analysis and design for all types of buildings at all project phases. The firm has had tremendous success with clients who insist on personal attention and demand inspired engineering. Our approach is process driven, utilizing an open office, collaborative design environment. Communication and responsiveness are key strengths that facilitate our commitment to exceptional service and engender the creation of a better-built environment.

    Company Website: http://www.de-simone.com/english/main.html

    Job Description: Interns will work closely with Senior Design engineers in the firms Abu Dhabi office. Duties will include basic design and analysis as well as field supervision work. Intern will become more familiar with the operation of a design office. The intern would also experience living and working in a multi-cultural environment being in the minority. Major desired: Civil Engineering and/or Structural Engineering. Skills needed: Seeking a candidate with a desire to travel and to learn from new experiences.

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  • Hutchinson Port Holdings, Hong Kong
    Analyst for Container Terminal Operator

  • Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH), a subsidiary of the multinational conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL), is the world’s leading port investor, developer and operator. The HPH network of port operations comprises 318 berths in 52 ports, spanning 26 countries throughout Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, the Americas and Australasia.

    The history of HPH began in 1866 when the Hong Kong and Whampoa Dock Company was established in Hong Kong as Registered Company Number One. For over 100 years, it provided ship construction and repair services before diversifying into cargo and container handling operations in 1969 when its flagship operation, Hongkong International Terminals (HIT), was established. In 1994, HPH was founded to manage its growing international port network.

    Over the years, HPH has expanded internationally into other logistics and transportation-related businesses. These include cruise ship terminals, airport operations, distribution centres, rail services, and ship repair facilities. In 2011, the HPH port network handled a combined throughput of 75.1 million TEU worldwide.

    Company Website: http://www.hph.com/

    Job Description: HPH runs a regular summer intern program primarily from local Hong Kong universities but frequently have participants from other countries. The student will be part of this program and its related activities but specifically dedicated to the Commercial Department. The internship will focus on similar activities and responsibilities for entry-level employees in the department. In addition, the intern will be responsible for an independent project to be determined closer to the program start date.

    Interns are expected to:
    • Review and summarize daily industry news for distribution to HPH business units.
    • Provide regular support, such as data gathering, for customer briefings, management presentations etc.
    • Provide research/analysis support for market and shipping industry topics.
    • Manage an independent short-term project.
    As part of the commercial department, the intern will be able to interact with a diverse client base in customer meetings and corporate entertainment/relationship building.

    Skills needed: Interns must have strong analytical and teamwork skills and must be open to cultures and challenges.

    This opportunity is open to all business majors or those looking for practical business experiences.

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  • KIMEP University, Kazakhstan
    Corporate Development Intern

  • Background: KIMEP University is one of the leading independent North American-styled academic institutions in the Central Asia. Currently, the university has approximately 4,000 students enrolled in six academic units, studying business, law, journalism, social sciences, and English pedagogy. KIMEP University’s world-class curriculum is based on international standards, and all of its classes are taught in English. Utilizing a strong support system that features a first-rate Language Center, the largest English-language library in the Central Asia, a modern Sports Center and much more, KIMEP University strives to provide an invaluable academic experience for all of its students and faculty.

    KIMEP University has an outstanding reputation throughout Kazakhstan and the region with active links to the business community, with support from PricewaterhouseCoopers, Citibank, the state oil company KazMunaiGaz, ExxonMobil, Kookmin Bank and many others. Their programs are consistently rated by the Kazakhstani Ministry of Education as the first in their class, and a recent independent assessment by Kazakhstan’s business and legal community awarded KIMEP University with the best MBA and Executive MBA Programs in Kazakhstan.

    Company Website: http://www.kimep.kz/

    An internship with KIMEP University’s Corporate Development Department provides the following opportunities:
    • Development of professional contacts through participation in meetings with companies, foundations and NGOs in Almaty
    • Program management and administration experience – participation in management of KIMEP Graduation Ceremony and KIMEP Open House Day
    • Assistance with Development and design of KIMEP University marketing and public relations materials
    • Research on CSR activities in Kazakhstan and abroad
    • Meetings with prominent KIMEP Alumni in different professional spheres of activity
    • Participation in ‘Open Hearts’ charity project with KIMEP international students
    • Other opportunities tailored to student’s interest
    • Researching alumni database, working with the department staff to prepare presentations, writing reports and editing
    Experience/Skills Desired: Research and marketing skills, writing, detail oriented, cross-cultural skills

    Major/s Desired: International Relations, International Business, Cultural Studies, Political Science, and Sociology

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  • Kosovo American Education Fund, Kosovo
    Fundraising Development

  • Background: The Kosovo American Education Fund (KAEF) is a perpetual education fund dedicated to the economic development of Kosovo through the education of its people. KAEF supports educational programs that provide Kosovo’s future leaders with the tools they need to promote the country’s future prosperity. KAEF supports the economic development of Kosovo in the following ways:

    • The KAEF Graduate Fellowship Program offers graduate fellowships at American universities to talented Kosovars who demonstrate a strong commitment to the development of their countryThe KAEF website is an online community of students, professionals and business owners who want to keep abreast of the latest educational and professional opportunities available to Kosovars. The website maintains a blog about economic and educational opportunities for Kosovars, a photo gallery of our program’s participants, and an e-newsletter with important updates about KAEF’s work.
    • KAEF offers support to American scholars researching issues of economic significance to Kosovo.
    Company Website: http://www.kaef-online.org

    Job Description: An intern will be assisting American Councils for International Education staff in development and fundraising efforts for the Kosovo American Educational Fund. The intern will play a key role in working with the KAEF supporting staff to reach out to Kosovo business community in fundraising for KAEF. The intern will prepare marketing materials and presentations in English, create and edit press releases, and support local staff in business outreach. Some administrative tasks may be required.

    Experience/Skills Desired: Good communication and marketing skills, development and fundraising experience is helpful, writing, detail oriented, and cross-cultural skills

    Major/s Desired: International Relations, International Business, Cultural Studies, Political Science, or Sociology

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  • Metem, Hungary
    Data Acquisition Enhancements

  • Background: Metem Corporation is a privately held key supplier of machining and assembled components to the Gas Turbine and Aerospace industries. Founded in 1962 by Val Goldthwaite, Metem is a pioneer in Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) and Electro-Chemical Machining (ECM) of Super alloy parts with complex cooling hole patterns.

    Today, Metem remains one of the leading providers of non-conventional and conventional machining services for the gas turbine industry. Metem has manufacturing facilities in North America and Europe with the ability to handle high-volume parts manufacturing in any of our facilities.

    Company Website: http://www.metem.com/index.asp

    Job Description:

    Project Leader – Machine System Data Acquisition Enhancements.

    Specific Jobs or Outcomes Expected -- Survey machine controller data available on key machining centers and propose, start implementation of new data acquisition programs to improve business productivity. Design, start implementation of a centralized downtime data acquisition system on key machining centers to improve production performance studies. Survey possible interfaces on different machine types, modify the existing PLC programs to cooperate with the system, design the operator panel, work out data collection, which can be analyzed with MS Access or Excel.

    Experiences/Skills Desired -- CNC, servo control logic and manufacturing machining processor and network knowledge ideal. PLC knowledge and data integration experience preferred.

    College Major or General Discipline Desired -- Computer Science, College of Engineering and Applied Science.

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  • Metem, Hungary
    Value Stream Mapping

  • Background: Metem Corporation is a privately held key supplier of machining and assembled components to the Gas Turbine and Aerospace industries. Founded in 1962 by Val Goldthwaite, Metem is a pioneer in Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) and Electro-Chemical Machining (ECM) of Super alloy parts with complex cooling hole patterns.

    Today, we remain one of the leading providers of non-conventional and conventional machining services for the gas turbine industry. Metem has manufacturing facilities in North America and Europe with the ability to handle high-volume parts manufacturing in any of our facilities.

    Company Website: http://www.metem.com/index.asp

    Specific Jobs or Outcomes Expected
    • Identify the target product, product family, or service.
    • While on the shop floor, draw a current state value stream map, which shows the current steps, delays, and information flows required to deliver the target product or service. There are standard symbols for representing supply chain entities.
    • Assess the current state value stream map in terms of creating flow by eliminating waste.
    • Draw a future state value stream map.
    • Work toward the future state condition.
    Expected result: The intern should prepare a report giving details of the existing and proposed methods. He should give his reasons for the changes suggested. The report should show
    • Brief description of the old method.
    • Brief description of the new method.
    • Reasons for change.
    • Advantages and limitations of the new method.
    • Savings expected in material, labor and overheads.
    • Tools and equipment required for the new method.
    • The cost of installing the new method including.
    • Cost of training the workers in the new method.
    • Cost of improving the working conditions.
    Project Description: Review and analyze the flow of materials and information that is required to bring a product or service to a consumer.

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  • Office of The Vice Prime Minister, Georgia
    EU Integration

  • Job Description: An intern will be assisting Vice Prime Minister’s Office on implementation of coordination and monitoring of activities of the executive branch of the Government of Georgia on European and Euro-Atlantic integration. These activities include: NATO Integration Coordination:
    • Elaboration and coordination of implementation of Annual National Program
    • Cooperation with NATO under the framework of NATO-Georgia Commission
    • Informing NATO member states about the events in Georgia
    • Assisting with NATO information center activities
    EU Integration Coordination:
    • Coordination and monitoring of the European Neighborhood Policy action plan implementation
    • Assistance to the cooperation on the EU initiative “Eastern Partnership”
    • Coordination of the EU assistance and programs
    NATO Integration Coordination Department main functions:
    • Coordination and monitoring of the Government’s executive branch activities with regard to Euro-Atlantic integration
    • Coordination and monitoring of the Annual National Program implementation
    • Executing secretarial functions for the state commissions on Euro-Atlantic integration
    • Cooperation with the respective offices of the leading nations of the world in the process of Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic integration
    • Studying and analyzing the experience of the Eastern European and new member states
    • Cooperation with international and non-governmental and scientific-research centers with the goal of public information
    European Integration coordination Department main functions:
    • Coordination of activities on the European integration of the Government of Georgia, Ministries and other state agencies
    • Assistance to approximation of Georgian legislation to the legislation of the EU
    • Executing functions of the secretariat of the state commission on Georgia’s European integration
    • Coordination of implementation of Georgia-EU action plan within the scope of the EU Neighborhood Policy
    • Coordination of Georgia’s participation in the EU initiative “Eastern Partnership”
    • Coordination of issues related with the “Partnership for Mobility”
    • Assistance to approximation of Georgia and EU political, business and non-governmental circles
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  • Open World Leadership Center, Ukraine
    Development and Outreach Intern

  • Background: Since 1999, American Councils has played a leading role in the Open World Program. Funded by Congress and operated by the Open World Leadership Center, the program brings emerging leaders from Russia, Ukraine, and other NIS countries to the U.S. for 10 days of intensive professional development training. Since it’s launch, over 17,750 individuals from a wide variety of professional fields have traveled to hundreds of communities in all 50 U.S. states to meet and share knowledge with their professional colleagues, and to learn about life in America. Open World theme areas have included Women as Leaders, NGO development and management, public health, economic development, environment, and others. In addition, Open World has sponsored visits by members of the Russian Duma, and has an ongoing Rule of Law component, which brings NIS judges to the U.S. to learn about the American judicial system. The Open World Cultural Leaders Program brings musicians, writers, and arts managers to the U.S. to collaborate with their artistic counterparts.

    Company Website: http://www.americancouncils.org/program/1s/OW/

    Job Description: The intern will be assisting the American Councils for International Education staff in development and outreach efforts for the Open World Leadership Program. The program brings emerging leaders from the former Soviet Union and the Balkans to the U.S. for 10 days of intensive professional development training. Theme areas have included Women as Leaders, NGO development and management, public health, economic development, environment, and others. Specific duties will consist of:
    • Identifying potential grant opportunities for program alumni
    • Working with program alumni on grant writing
    • Assisting American Councils staff with organizing alumni events
    • Reaching out to alumni to collect personal testimonies and photos for the program’s website
    • Updating the program’s website with current content
    • Assisting with writing and editing printed and electronic announcements
    • Some administrative tasks may be required
    Experience/Skills Desired: Good communication and marketing skills, writing, detail oriented, cross-cultural skills

    Major/s Desired: International Relations, International Business, International Development, Regional Studies, Cultural Studies, Political Science, or Sociology

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  • Viva Group, India
    Construction Process Analyst,

  • Background: VIVA is one of the most well-known brands in construction of high quality residential spaces in Virar-Vasai region. With a brand presence of over 15 years our success lies in our unflinching commitment in adhering to the highest quality standards and consistency in delivery schedules. With more than 7000 homes delivered, and more than 5000 under construction, VIVA has reached out to the hearts of its customers with the sole motto of maximization of customer satisfaction. We are more than just a diversified group with significant interests in land holdings, homes, retail, education and hospitality. We are the force that propelled and transformed the Virar-Vasai belt from nondescript Indian hamlets into vibrant suburbs with their own independent infrastructure. We were the first to build commercial complexes. We were also instrumental in getting global and well known Indian brands in this area. We are the force that for over 25 years that developed this belt into a thriving self-sufficient ecosystem inhabited by ambitious young new world denizens. We are the force behind building communities.

    Company Website: http://www.vivagroup.in

    Job Description: The candidate will learn and understand the intricate details of the manner in which business is conducted by a top business conglomerate in India. In the role as Junior Executive – Business Development, they would be able to grasp and understand the various diversified businesses that Viva Enterprises Ltd, as a Indian business conglomerate operates which covers various sectors of businesses including Retail, Logistics, Computer Games, Advertising, Finance and more specifically Real Estate & Infrastructure. The participant is required to participate in multiple business activities especially Business Development wherein the participant would be acquiring or negotiating new business in Real Estate and allied sectors. Looking into other business aspects of Viva Enterprise Ltd as a conglomerate.

    Business or Management majors preferred.

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  • International Education Studies, Cambodia
  • Seeking candidates for a 8 week program where students will be gaining experience with program development and evaluation, research and teaching. Led by Sothy Eng and Iveta Silova.

    Program Objectives:

    • Provide students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the field of international education by working with Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), international agencies, and higher education institutions. • Develop skills and techniques directly applicable to careers in international and comparative education, such as program development and evaluation, as well as research and teaching. • Prepare students to enter into full-time employment in the field of international education and development upon graduation. • Understand work ethics in the Cambodian cultural context. • Understand sociopolitical issues including democracy and human rights education in Cambodia.

    Student Experience: Students will be placed with three institutions, two of which are educational institutions and the other one is a local NGO. The educational institutions include (1) K-12 public schools, which are currently supported by Caring for Cambodia (CFC), an NGO located in a very well-known ancient site of Cambodia, Angkor Wat temples in Siem Reap province, and (2) Cambodia’s largest governmental higher educational institution, Royal university of Phnom Penh (RUPP)’s Education Program located in the capital city of Cambodia, Phnom Penh. The NGO is Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam); a center that is involved with archiving Cambodian genocide related documents and provides genocide and human rights education. This center helps the government in publishing Cambodian genocide history textbooks, which are currently used in Cambodia’s high schools. Ideal Candidate: We are seeking a group of approximately 7 students, three of them being graduate students pursuing a Masters or Ph.D. and four undergraduate students, who might be Presidential Scholars in their fifth year OR interested in the CIE program.

    Major/Discipline Desired: Comparative and International Education and Teaching, Learning, and Technology (graduate students with a strong interest in international education and development), Asian Studies, Global Studies, and related programs

    Estimated hours per work-week (minimum 25 hours): 30 hours (5 hours per day from Monday to Saturday—Cambodia’s schools run 6 days a week)

    Students interning in the CFC supported schools will be working on two projects: • The first project will focus on designing and implementing an Information and Communication Technology program (ICT) by involving resources available within the schools (computers that are already in place) and from within the community (e.g., undergraduate students with IT major to help teach and manage ICT program at the schools). This program allows students the opportunity to develop and carry out real educational experiment in the field. • The second project will focus on Teaching English as a Second Language and will involve organizing and running workshops for English language teachers in CFC and surrounding schools, developing training materials, or other responsibilities as agreed by Lehigh University faculty and CFC staff.

    For students interning at the RUPP, the intended experience is (1) to contribute their skills and knowledge in the education field (preferably comparative and international education) through teaching and (2) to learn from local faculty with respects to content and issues in higher education development in Cambodia. These two programs complement each other to the greatest extent as one is aimed specifically for K-12 education and the other is for higher education, covering from the lowest to the highest education levels in the Cambodian society.

    For students interning at Documentation Center of Cambodia, the goal is to provide students with another form of understanding of international education—genocide and human rights education in a war torn country. This center will provide students with contextual specific knowledge in the Cambodian society with respect to the history and its lasting effect on current generation of Cambodians whose main challenges are restoring and improving human capital in the country. The intern students will work on a small research project aiming to investigate the effects of formal genocide education (that Cambodian high school students receive in school) and informal education (that they receive from their parents at home via storytelling) on their academic aspirations and achievement. In other words, the interns will examine how Cambodian students’ school performance and aspirations are affected by their understanding of the history of genocide received from both of these informal and formal sources of education. Students will also engage in archival work to support the daily activities of the Documentation Center.

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  • Teaching Practicum and Cultural Immersion Program, China
  • Seeking candidates for a 6-week (May 5 - June 15) program that provides students with an international immersion experience in which they will gain practical TESOL teaching experience abroad while being immersed in the Chinese language and culture. APPLY DIRECTLY THROUGH THE ESL DEPARTMENT!

    Program Objectives:

    • Provide a teaching practicum experience specifically tailored to upper-class undergraduates with an interest in teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) abroad or English as a Second Language (ESL) in the K-12 or higher education setting within the US after graduation. • Allow students to apply the teaching methods and principles that they learn in ENGL 310 (Methods of Teaching ESL/EFL) within an actual EFL classroom in collaboration with experienced cooperating Chinese TESOL teachers in order to better understand the challenges and teaching approaches of the EFL language classroom. • Allow students to gain a profound understanding of a different culture and language and allow them to develop a better sense of cross-cultural communication with a culture that is quite different from, but increasingly important to, the US culture. • Provide an international language and cultural immersion experience to domestic students who may not have the time to participate in a traditional Study Abroad experience during the fall and spring semesters.

    An additional option/objective for students who will teach English in the US or abroad is that some upper-classmen will be recommended to the TESOL Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Lehigh’s College of Education. This is an optional program and costs incurred from these additional credits fall outside of the funding from this grant.

    Student Experience: The students will be observing college English classes and then teaching/tutoring English to Chinese university undergraduate students within the classroom at ECUST, one of the top higher education institutions in China. Each student will be assigned a personal cooperating Chinese TESOL faculty member, who will guide their assigned student in the best practices of teaching English to foreign students. In addition, the students will receive immersion classes in Chinese speaking and culture, live in the campus dormitory, and take cultural trips guided by the Chinese students and faculty allowing for a full-immersion experience for the duration of the program. The benefit to the partner institution in China will be that native speakers of American English will be teaching/tutoring English to their Chinese students for this period.

    Ideal Candidate: Major/Discipline: Students who have been enrolled in the undergraduate TESOL classes (ENGL 310 and ENGL 314) in the past have mainly come the College of Arts and Sciences, but there have also been students in these TESOL classes from CBE and RCEAS. However, Lehigh undergraduate students who are interested in TESOL predominantly come from the College of Arts and Sciences. For example, the students who attended the TESOL Teaching Practicum and Immersion Program in May 2012 came from the following CAS majors: Mathematics, Modern Languages, and English.

    Year of Study: Preferably rising juniors and rising seniors, but other students may be considered if qualifications are met.

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  • Service and Sustainable Development Internship, Costa Rica
  • Seeking 10 candidates for a 7-week (July 1st – August 21th) program where students will be gaining experience with program development and evaluation, research and teaching. Program Objectives: The goal of this project is to augment the classroom education currently available to students in environmental science or environmental studies with practical on-the-ground experience in sustainable development projects. Students will hold internships with Costa Rican development and conservation NGOs that conduct projects related to the protection of the natural environment. The sustainability of that environment is crucial to the ecotourism strategy of sustainable development for which Costa Rica is well known.

    Student Experience: Interns will begin the program on the Lehigh campus by participating in a series of modular “boot camp” courses that will be conducted during the preceding spring semester. After arriving in Costa Rica, students will spend approximately 5 weeks in internships with NGOs focused on various aspects of forest conservation related to sustainable development. The specific internship(s) will be selected for each student according to their particular interests and their Spanish language proficiency (some will require a high level of fluency while others may not). While the mission statements are slightly different for each of our host NGOs, all students will be involved in some aspect of reforestation, which is critical to preserving biodiversity in this region. They will also be involved in ecological research to evaluate the extent of existing forest fragmentation as well as evaluating the success of past reforestation efforts. The last 2 weeks of the internship program will be conducted at the University of Georgia’s Costa Rica campus in San Luis. In this element of the program, students will work collectively and specifically on the study and establishment of the Pájaro Campana Biological Corridor (this experience overlaps with a 12-day Environmental Community Service Project being conducted by another population of Lehigh students).

    Ideal Candidate: We are seeking a group of approximately 7 upper-class students with disciplinary backgrounds in environmental sciences or environmental studies. A secondary target group is students with a disciplinary background in Latin American Studies, International Development, Policy, Spanish, or Environmental Engineering who have also taken some coursework in environmental sciences or environmental studies.

    Major/Discipline Desired: This program is striving for diversity in genders, colleges, majors, religious beliefs, and financial need etc. The more diverse the student group, the more enriching the experience for all involved.

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  • Research Opportunity at The Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia
  • Seeking candidates for a 7 week program, tentatively beginning on May 19 where undergraduate students will be conducting research led by faculty advisor Stephen Pessiki.
    Program Objectives:
    • Provide an opportunity to engage in undergraduate research activity in an international setting
    • Provide an introduction to Malaysia through work relationships with Malaysian students and faculty, and through visits to Malaysian historical / cultural sites.
    The Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) is offering a research program for Lehigh University undergraduate engineering. Students will work under the direction of faculty advisors and graduate student mentors on an active research project focused within a current UTP research area. UTP conducts research in several departments related to undergraduate engineering studies at Lehigh, including:
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Petroleum Engineering
    • Petroleum Geosciences
    Each student will work either independently or as part of teams of undergraduate and / or graduate students, and one or more professors from UTP, on a research topics matched to his / her particular interests. Students will develop important research skills, including abstract writing, specific detailed research methods, data analysis and interpretation, and oral presentation techniques. Students will be required to develop a written report and oral presentation on their research findings at the conclusion of the program. The research will build upon each student’s prior coursework experience, and will stretch his / her understanding about their specific engineering discipline.

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