ECO News, Jobs, and More – March 10th

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Happy Tuesday 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:


Developing and Delivering Your Pitch
Tuesday, March 11
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
OCS Conference Room 420, IAB

How do you describe yourself to the people you network with – and to interviewers when they invite you to “Tell me about yourself”?  Your Pitch is a verbal tool that can set the tone for your candidacy in pursuing an internship or a full-time position.  In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn what goes into an effective pitch, and how you can deliver yours convincingly every time.  Participants will have an opportunity to practice and receive constructive feedback.

Ken Lawson is Director of Student Relations at SIPA’s Office of Career Services
Please register on SIPAlink, click here.


United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA
Tuesday, March 11
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Room 1501, IAB
Dress: Business casual attire

Michael Emery, Director of Human Resources at UNFPA, former Chief of Recruitment at UNDP and former Director, Human Resources Management at the International Organisation for Migration will discuss opportunities with UNFPA as well as how to navigate a career with the UN.

Please register on SIPAlink, click here.


F-1 CPT Workshop for Paid U.S. Internships Workshop
Wednesday, March 12
IAB 405
ISSO staff will outline your employment options for both on and off‐campus work during the academic year and the summers before you graduate, including Curricular Practical Training (CPT). We will discuss eligibility requirements, time limitations, and application deadlines and procedures for off‐campus employment, with a focus on pre‐completion OPT. If you are a first-year student, you are especially encouraged to attend.


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




Arctic sea ice melting one warm river at a time

Tibetan herder walks behind his herd of sheep and goats as they walk through field on outskirts of Jintan township in Qinghai province

Asia-Pacific failing to save forests, grassland loss


Clear through the haze for marine ecosystems in Southeast Asia


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

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