ECO News, Jobs, and More – March 3

unnamedMarch 3, 2014

Happy Monday ECO members and fans! Take a look at these career related events and funding opportunities!

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Call for applications: Global Food Security Symposium Delegation

Application deadline: March 21, 2014

Symposium dates: May 21-22, 2014 in Washington, DC

 The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is now accepting applications from students to participate in the Global Food Security Symposium 2014 Next Generation Delegation. The Next Generation Delegation program was launched in 2013 to provide the opportunity for promising students to engage in symposium discussions and to interact with policy, civil society, and business leaders working on agriculture, food, and nutrition issues. If selected, the Chicago Council will cover airfare, accommodations, and meal expenses. The Global Food Security Symposium will be held on May 21-22, 2014 in Washington, DC.

For more information and application details:


JOB OPPORTUNITY: Food and Agriculture Association Research Associate (2 openings)

Application deadline: Monday, March 17th by 9am

The CGIAR Standing Panel on Impact Assessment (SPIA) is recruiting two research associates to be based in Sub-Saharan Africa (hosted by a research center of the CGIAR). SPIA has a mandate for assessing the adoption and impact of agricultural technologies developed by the CGIAR Consortium of centers and research programs. The LSMS-ISA is a World Bank project that collects nationally-representative panel datasets on agriculture in 8 Sub-Saharan African countries. Expected start date: July 2014. Duration: 11 months, renewable subject to performance.

For more information and application instructions:


NYC Career Series: Foundations
When: Monday, March 3
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Room 1512, IAB
Dress: Business casual attire

Are you interested in working in the Foundations field in the New York metro area? Whether you are a first-year or second-year student, come and learn more about the field, various career paths, and potential job/internship opportunities at the NYC Career Panel for Foundations. Panelists will include a mix of SIPA alumni and other professionals working for a variety of companies or organizations based in the NYC metro area.


The Sustainability Essentials Training Program (SET) Online Information Session

Tuesday, March 4

12:00pm to 12:45pm

Click here for more information


Finding a Job in the UN System and World Bank
Wednesday, March 5
1:00pm to 2:00 pm
Room 411, IAB
Dress: Business casual attire

This informative workshop, led by a senior Human Resources professional at a UN agency, outlines strategies for finding a job and launching a career in the UN system and the World Bank. Participants will gain valuable perspectives on managing the interview process, and useful resources for strengthening their candidacy.
Holly White is a Recruitment Specialist for the Program Division of UNICEF, and at Professional Development instructor at SIPA.

Please register on SIPAlink, click here.


FUNDING INFORMATION:  SIPA Summer 2014 Internship Grants

Energias de Portugal, S.A. Summer Internship Grant 
Two awards of $2,500 will be given to students participating in unpaid, energy-related summer internships that promote social responsibility, sustainability, innovation, and proactive environmental management. To apply, visit SIPAlink.
JOB ID: 47311           DEADLINE: April 14, 2014

Whitman Family Foundation Summer Fellowship in Environmental Policy Studies
An award of $1,000 will be given to a student in the Environmental Track of the Energy and Environment concentration participating in an unpaid summer internship related to environmental policy. To apply, visit SIPAlink.
JOB ID: 47310           DEADLINE: April 14, 2014

Various Named Summer Internship Grants
Awards ranging between $3,000 and $5,000 will be given to 6-11 students participating in an unpaid summer internship in the U.S. or abroad. To apply, visit SIPAlink.
JOB ID: 47314           DEADLINE: April 17, 2014

OCS Travel Grant
OCS provides internship grants to qualifying students to help defray the costs of unpaid or low paid summer internships overseas. Each year, the number of awards and amount of each award depends on the number of qualified applicants. For further instructions visit SIPAlink.
JOB ID: 47317           DEADLINE: April 24, 2014




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Jennifer Goode
SIPA Environmental Coalition (ECO) Communications Director
MIA Candidate (2015), School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

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