Bilingual Spanish Membership Specialist (Indianapolis, 20 Sept or until filled)

Position Summary:

The Membership Specialist is responsible for recruitment, delivery and support of Girl Scout Leadership Experience / Journey program for girls 5 – 17 years of age in targeted communities.

Major Accountabilities:

  • Deliver Girl Scout program to girls, ensuring adherence to curriculum and Journey materials, as well as Safety Wise standards
  • Ensure correct pre and post tests are administered correctly
  • Attend all Specialist  meetings and trainings provided by Membership Extension Department of GSCI
  • Recruit adult volunteers to continue Girl Scouts, and deliver support and encouragement to adults in the community interested in Girl Scouts
  • Attend all organized field trips
  • Attend all monthly meetings at the facility to which you have been assigned, if appropriate
  • Must comply with the rules and regulations of the “Expectations Agreement” between GSCI and the facility with which you are working (a copy of the agreement with each facility you work will be provided to you)
  • Serve as a role model and Girl Scout representative to girls and adults
  • Must complete regular program assessments and evaluations so that improvements needed to be made will be done as soon as possible
  • Turn in all paperwork and reports on time
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements:

  • High school diploma; some college or college degree preferred
  • Fluent in English and Spanish
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Self-starter; ability to work independently or in teams
  • Experience and sensitivity in working with people from a variety of backgrounds
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with children and deliver fun, engaging activities that meet the curriculum goals
  • Strong experiential-based classroom management skills
  • Comfortable resolving conflict with both girls and adults
  • Must hold membership in the Girl Scout organization and subscribe to the tenets of the Girl Scout Promise and Law
  • Ability to quickly grasp Girl Scout program and curriculum and deliver to girls; basic knowledge of Girl Scout GSLE / Journey program preferred
  • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends required
  • Current valid driver’s license, proof of vehicle insurance and vehicle availability
  • Ability to travel from GSCI office to sites within council’s jurisdiction
  • Ability to perform tasks that require walking, standing, bending, stooping, reaching and moderate lifting (less than 30 pounds)
  • Ability to tolerate occasional exposure to seasonal weather conditions

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO):

  • Girl Scouts of Central Indiana is an equal employment employer.  We will recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all jobs titles without regard to age, color, disability, gender, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status. 

Please refer all job inquiries to Paula Monroy at or 317-924-6836.


GA Center for Service and Learning/Office of Neighborhood Partnerships (Indianapolis, 20 Sept deadline)

Hello, My Graduate Assistantship position is open. This is a 20 hours a week position at the Center for Service and Learning with the Office of Neighborhood Partnerships. If you know of anyone interested, the due date to apply is Sep. 20th. The position includes health insurance, stipend and tuition. For more information, please send an email to Starla Officer, ONP Coordinator I’m also recruiting a Bilingual Membership Specialist. I’m attaching the position description, if possible please share it with your contacts or students. Thank you!!! Paula Monroy Membership Extension Manager – Hispanic Initiative Girl Scouts of Central Indiana 317. 924.6836 Fax (317) 931-3349

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Fellowship (11 November 2013 INTERNAL, 25 November NATIONAL)

This email is being sent to the following departments: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Math, Medical Sciences, Neuroscience and Physics


Please share this fellowship announcement with students in your department who might be eligible to apply.  Please notice at the bottom of this email a new department requirement for this year’s competition.


Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is committed to the development of the most talented researchers studying in the U.S. graduate institutions regardless of their country of origin.  The HHMI International Student Research Fellowships support outstanding international graduate students who have the potential to be research pioneers, and scientific innovators.  The fellowships will support the research training of international predoctoral students, who are ineligible for fellowship or training grant support through federal agencies, in the biomedical and related sciences, including physical and mathematical sciences.  HHMI will award 3-year fellowships to students while they are engaged in their doctoral dissertation research.


About the fellowship:


  • Students must be currently in their 3rd or 4th year of their Ph.D. program when the fellowship is activated.
  • The fellowship term will begin on September 1, 2014 and is renewable for up to 3 years.  In no case will more than 3 years of support be provided, nor will support be provided beyond year 5 of a student’s Ph.D. program.
  • The annual stipend amount is $30,000 and may be supplemented, but fellows are not generally allowed to be employed, engage in consulting activities for pay, or receive funds from another external fellowship, scholarship, or similar award.
  • Each fellow will receive an annual institutional allowance of $10,000 for tuition and fees, but by agreement with the host institution, fellows are exempt from tuition and fees, even if they exceed this amount.
  • In addition to the annual stipend, HHMI will provide an allowance of $3,000 for health insurance, health care expenses, books and supplies, journal subscriptions, computer-related expenses, travel to scientific meetings, professional fees or dues, tuition for special courses, and other purposes relevant to a fellow’s study.




  • Students must demonstrate exceptional talent and innovation in research,
  • Be currently in the 2nd or 3rd year of graduate study,
  • Have entered a laboratory in which they will conduct their dissertation research, and
  • Are not U.S. citizens, noncitizen nationals or permanent residents of the U.S.


Please note: If a student already has funding for his/her Ph.D. studies they will most likely have to decline the HHMI fellowship or resign the fellowship they were already awarded.  So please keep this in mind when submitting your application.


All students interested must fill out the attached application.  Also attached you will find application feedback from last year’s competition.  Please share this with any interested students from your department.


Indiana University Bloomington is allowed to nominate only 3 students for the fellowship.  Our nominations must be submitted to the HHMI by November 25, 2013, so please make sure to have your application and all required materials sent to Ms. Yvonne Dwigans, Graduate Fellowships and Awards Coordinator ( by November 11, 2013.  If HHMI accepts our list of nominations, they will contact the individual candidates directly with the information needed to complete an online application (early December).


NEW for this year:  Departments will be required to submit a letter for the applicant that addresses the applicants potential to be a scientific leader and innovator.  This letter is separate than the 3 required letters of reference the applicant is required to submit.  The letter must specifically address each of the components listed below.


  1. Briefly describe why the applicant was nominated for the HHMI International Student Research Fellowship program, specifically addressing the applicant’s potential to be a scientific leader and innovator.
  2. The amount of compensation for tuition that HHMI makes available through this fellowship is often not what is charged by the institution, thus HHMI requires a commitment to supplement the tuition shortfall for the duration of the fellows Ph.D. studies.  Please detail the source of funds (institution, department, thesis advisor, or other source) that will be committed to supplementing the HHMI fellowship funds provided for tuition for the duration of the fellows Ph.D. studies.

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Graduate Program (21 OCTOBER DEADLINE)


The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Graduate Program provides unique hands-on experience to prepare exceptional graduate students to become next-generation leaders in domestic and global nuclear security. During the 12-month, full-time, salary-plus-benefits terms, Fellows work alongside NNSA experts in Washington, D.C. or other NNSA site locations.  Fellows receive specialized training and opportunities for career development and professional networking, while also directly supporting NNSA’s global nuclear security mission in placements that align with their backgrounds and interests. Applicants must be U.S. citizens eligible for a high-level security clearance, who are accepted into, enrolled in, or will be graduating from a master’s or Ph.D. program during the year of application. Desirable academic specializations include international relations, security or nonproliferation studies, political science, public administration, and economics.  Some positions may also benefit from backgrounds in safety and health, infrastructure and operations management, or finance/accounting.  A combined policy and technical background is highly desirable, and a foreign language is a plus.  Applications typically are accepted beginning in early August through October 21st. Fellowship terms begin the following summer. Visit to learn more and apply.


Borns Jewish Studies Program Graduate Fellowships (15 January)

The Borns Jewish Studies Program offers fellowships for students accepted into a graduate degree program at Indiana University who show clear promise of dedicating themselves seriously to scholarship within one of the core areas of Jewish Studies. Each fellowship provides a stipend starting at $20,000, plus health insurance, and fee remission which can be tied to multi-year packages.

Application Procedure:  Prospective students must apply for admission directly to a graduate degree program (History, Religious Studies, Comparative Literature, Jewish Studies M.A. program, etc.) at Indiana University. In order to be considered for a Jewish Studies fellowship, applicants to the IU Graduate School should send a copy of their completed Indiana University application and request that 3 letters of recommendation (in Word) be forwarded to Letters & application can also be mailed to: Professor Shaul Magid, Director of Graduate Studies; Borns Jewish Studies Program; Indiana University; Goodbody Hall 326; 1011 E. Third St.; Bloomington, IN 47405-7005. Each application will be considered for all relevant fellowship and award opportunities. Review of 2014-2015 applications will begin on Wednesday, January 15, 2014.

For more information, see our web site:

(5 November) International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)

The Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled in PhD programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research on non-US topics. Eighty fellowships are awarded annually. Fellowship amounts vary depending on the research plan, with a per-fellowship average of $20,000. The fellowship includes participation in an SSRC-funded interdisciplinary workshop upon the completion of IDRF-funded research.

How do I apply for the IDRF award?

The IDRF application must be filled out online and can be accessed through the SSRC Online Application Portal. You will also use this portal to contact your referees and language evaluator(s), complete the research relevance section, upload your research proposal and bibliography, and send reminders to referees and language evaluators.

2013-14 Academic Year Internship Program in Sustainability (13 September deadline)

The IU Office of Sustainability is now accepting applications for the
2013-14 Academic Year Internship
Program in Sustainability
*Applications accepted until 11:59 pm on Friday, September 13;
We strongly encourage you to login here by Sept 3 to send
your recommendation request.*
Visit for more info

The Academic Year Internship in Sustainability utilizes campus as a living-learning lab, enlisting students as researchers in investigating important questions facing our community, such as: How do the ways in which our campus operates and consumes resources affect the social, environmental and economic well being of our community? How is our campus impact connected to more complicated global issues like climate change, resource scarcity and poverty? What opportunities do we have as individuals, institutions, communities, and governments to increase collective social, economic and economic health, and how do we best communicate these opportunities? How will we adapt and ensure all people have the ability to thrive in response to dynamic climate conditions and limitations on resources?
We have 8 open positions, which are outlined below.
Office of Sustainability Internship Positions
The Office of Sustainability is hiring six new interns through the Academic Year Internship Program in Sustainability, three mentored by IUOS and three by CSAB. Eight interns will be continuing from the summer program.
Internships Mentored through the Office of Sustainability
·         Financing Renewable Energy
Internships Mentored through the Campus Sustainability Advisory Board
Consultancy Corps Positions
The Office of Sustainability is also hiring two student interns through a new program called Consultancy Corps. Students hired through this program serve with an on campus unit to green their operations, but do not participate in the full internship program seminar.
IU Office of Sustainability
Project Coordinator
812-391-2521 |

Spencer Foundation Awards (Educational Research, 4 October)

The NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $25,000 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world. Fellows will also attend professional development retreats and receive mentorship from NAEd members and other senior scholars in their field. This highly competitive program aims to identify the most talented emerging researchers conducting dissertation research related to education. The Dissertation Fellowship program receives many more applications than it can fund. This year, up to 500 applications are anticipated and about 25 fellowships will be awarded. Additional guidelines and the fellowship application form are available on our website.
Deadline to apply: October 4, 2013
National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship
*** The Postdoctoral Fellowship has undergone an applicant qualification change. Please note the new eligibility requirements pertaining to the date in which the doctoral degree was earned. ***
The NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports early-career scholars working in critical areas of educational scholarship. Fellows will receive $55,000 for one academic year of research, or $27,500 for each of two contiguous years, working half time. Fellows will also attend professional development retreats and receive mentorship from NAEd members and other senior scholars in their field. Applicants must have had their PhD, EdD, or equivalent research degree conferred between January 1, 2008, and December 31, 2012. This fellowship is non-residential, and applications from all disciplines are encouraged. Up to twenty NAEd/Spencer Fellowships will be awarded. Additional guidelines and the fellowship application form are available on our website.
Deadline to apply: November 1, 2013
Contact Information:
The National Academy of Education greatly appreciates support and funding from the Spencer Foundation to provide and administer these fellowship programs. For more information on the Spencer Foundation, please visit

East-West Center (Asian Studies/ University of Hawaii) Fellowships (various deadlines/programs)

We are happy to announce the following opportunities for study and scholarships at theEast-West Center. For more than fifty years, the East-West Center (EWC) has served the United States and Asia Pacific region through cooperative education, research and dialogue. Students participate in the Center’s residential, educational, leadership development activities, and public outreach while residing at the East-West Center and pursuing degree study at theUniversity of Hawaii at Manoa.


Type of study:  Master’s or Doctoral degree study (up to 24-month fellowship)
Eligibility:  Citizens or permanent residents of the United States and citizens of countries in the Pacific and Asia, including Russia
Application deadline:  November 1

Type of study:  Graduate degree study (up to 24-month scholarship)
Eligibility:  Citizens of ADB’s developing membercountries
Application deadline:  November 1

Type of study: Bachelor’s degree study at the University of Hawai’i at Hilo; or Master’s degree study at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa
Eligibility:  Citizens of the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu
Application deadline:  February 1

Type of Study:  Bachelor’s degree study at the University of Hawai’i at Hilo
Eligibility:  Citizens of Timor-Leste
Application deadline:  August 16

Type of study:  Master’s degree (up to 24-month fellowship) or Doctoral degree (up to 36-month fellowship)
Eligibility:  Citizens of Vietnam
Application deadline:  See the official VIED website 


Type of Study:  Master’s degree (up to 24-month fellowship) or Asia Pacific Leadership Program (4.5-month fellowship)
Eligibility:  Residents of Okinawa, Japan
Application deadline:  December 2

Type of study:  The Provincial Government of Aceh is offering full support scholarships for Bachelor’s and Master’s degree study in fields meeting the post-2004 human capacity rebuilding needs of Aceh Province
Eligibility: Citizens of Indonesia who are residents of Aceh Province
Application deadline: Contact the Government of Aceh’s Human Resources Development Commission by email at, or telephone at 0651-7551696


Type of study:  An opportunity for graduate students to participate in the residential, educational, leadership development and cultural programs at the East-West Center while pursuing a graduate degree at the University of Hawai’i.
Eligibility:  Full-time graduate student status at the University of Hawai’i, or participation in a UH graduate exchange program; Open to students from all countries
Provisions:  Discounted housing rate in EWC residence halls; Eligible for competitive EWC field study/travel grant awards
Application deadlines:  November 1 for Spring 2014 start; April 4 and June 2 for Fall 2014 start.

Type of study:  An opportunity for graduate students from universities around the world to have a short-term affiliation with the Center while working on research for a thesis or dissertation related to the Asia Pacific region, and to participate in the Center’s residential and educational programs.
Eligibility:  Graduate students from universities world-wide
Application deadline:  Received year-round