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Bryce Harlow Foundation

The Bryce Harlow Foundation, the premier organization in Washington for government advocacy, is now accepting applications for its Bryce Harlow Fellowships.  Fellowships are awarded to individuals working full-time, attending graduate school part-time and who anticipate having careers in the field of government relations, lobbying or advocacy. If you are working in the field of government relations and working toward a graduate degree in the schools of Law, Business, Public Policy, Public Administration, Communications or other related fields, you may be a candidate. Recipients receive $8,000 ($4,000 per semester), mentoring opportunities, and access to seminars and other educational activities.

Featured Fellows Story – Johns Hopkins University Students
Application is Currently Open – Closes April 29, 2018

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Fulbright U.S. Student Program

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide.

The program currently awards approximately 1,900 grants annually in all fields of study, and operates in more than 140 countries worldwide. Fulbright U.S. Student alumni populate a range of professions and include ambassadors, members of Congress, judges, heads of corporations, university presidents, journalists, artists, professors, and teachers.

Bose Corporation founder Amar Bose, actor John Lithgow, composer Philip Glass, opera singer Renee Fleming and economist Joseph Stiglitz are among notable former grantees.

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Contact Career Services to set up an appointment if you would like to discuss if one of the 5 awards are suitable for you.

IRCC – International Relations Career Challenge

The International Relations Career Challenge (IRCC) is a unique short-term extracurricular course for young professionals willing to work in the international relations area. You will receive guidance and individual coaching in regards to your career development, including professional role selection, job search strategy, application filling, profile presentation, interview performance and networking.

Advanced Academic Programs of JHU hosted the November 2017 IRCC!

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PMF – Presidential Management Fellows program

Bearing the Presidential moniker, the PMF Program is a flagship leadership development program at the entry level for advanced degree candidates. It was created more than three decades ago by Executive Order and has gone through many changes over the years. The Program attracts and selects the best candidates possible, but is really designed with a more narrow focus – developing a cadre of potential government leaders. It provides some sustenance during the first years of employment and encourages development of leadership capabilities. The PMF Program inculcates a lasting bond as well as a spirit of public service, ultimately encouraging and leading to a career in the government.

Your two-year appointment will provide a fast-paced opportunity to gain experience and develop your talents. You will be challenged with opportunities to flourish into a problem solver, strategic thinker and future leader. In addition to working at a single Federal agency, you may have the option to participate in a rotational opportunity at another agency. These rotational opportunities will challenge you even further and give you insight into how other areas of government operate.

Career Services provides a PMF webinar as well as services for interested applicants.

JHU consistently has exceptional students as finalist; here are the current results:

The 2018 PMF had 6,040 applicants, the application is open for only two weeks.  On December 18, 2017PMF named  425 finalist from 161 academic institutions, 69 disciplines, and 15% are veterans.  Of the 425 JHU as a whole institution had 20 PMF Finalist.

Join me in congratulating the 2 Advanced Academic Programs PMF 2018 Finalist!

Kimberly Church from the Biotechnology program and Anne M. Wake from the Global Security Studies program.

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