Opportunities for Alumni

Keep Chicago Beautiful Summer Internship

The deadline to apply to this Fellowship is Wednesday, April 30th 2014.

The Keep Chicago Beautiful Organization in Chicago, USA, is currently accepting applications for the Keep Chicago Beautiful Summer Internship Program, sponsored by the Jewish National Fund. This internship takes place from August 21st- October 2nd, 2014. There are two internship spots available for Middle Eastern Arava Institute alumni.

Keep Chicago Beautiful (KCB) is a non-profit organization that works with Chicago’s business community, schools, neighborhoods, and government agencies to improve our environment through education, public awareness, and community involvement.

Internship Description
Interns will be based at the KCB office, and will rotate through daily placements throughout the summer. Past placements have included the United States Environmental Protection Agency, waste management centers, schools with an environmental focus, organic farms, and law firms. Through these visits, interns deepen their knowledge of environmental education, public policy analysis, government relations, and corporate environmental compliance.

Intern Responsibilities and Expectations
KCB Interns will be asked to speak publicly at parlor meetings, religious institutions, and other settings to donors about their experiences at the Arava Institute. KCB Interns are expected to conduct themselves maturely and professionally, and represent the Arava Institute thoughtfully and respectfully at all times.  The interns chosen for this opportunity will receive round-trip airfare, room and board with a host family, and a $300 stipend to use during the internship. Cell phones may be provided if needed.

The interns chosen for this opportunity will receive round-trip airfare, room and board with a host family, and a $300 stipend to use during the internship. Cell phones may be provided if needed.

The application deadline for the KCB Internship is Wednesday, April 30th.

To apply:

  • Click here to download the application form.
  • Email your completed application to the Admissions Committee at info@arava.org. Please write “Keep Chicago Beautiful” in the subject line.
  • Qualified applicants may be asked to do a skype or phone interview.

Please email Sarah Rubin, FAI Program Manager, if you have any questions at sarah@friendsofarava.org.

Hotchkiss Summer Environmental Science Program Teaching Fellowship

The deadline to apply to this Fellowship is Wednesday, April 9th, 2014.Portals-logo

The Hotchkiss School in Connecticut, USA, is currently accepting applications for the Summer Portals Environmental Science Teaching Fellowship program. This program takes place from June 22- July 13, 2014. There are two Teaching Fellowship spots available for Middle Eastern Arava Institute alumni.

Hotchkiss Summer Portals is an educational summer program for young people aged 12-15 from all over the world. The Hotchkiss Summer Environmental Science (SES) program cultivates in its students a knowledge of environmental science, provides an immersion in the natural world, and encourages them to become stewards of those resources on a local, regional, national, and global level.

Teaching Fellows at Hotchkiss Summer Portals SES work closely with skilled teachers and gain valuable real-world experience. Fellows also play an important role in the program by imparting their unique perspective on global and local environmental issues to students.

Specific responsibilities of Teaching Fellows include:

•    Assisting in lesson planning, especially in the Fellow’s area of expertise
•    Assisting teachers in classroom, laboratory, and field activities, and providing leadership and supervision on field trips and hikes
•    Attending and participating in faculty meetings
•    Contributing to the Student Reports at the end of the session
•    Developing and presenting at least one individual lesson or activity – this may be designed by the Fellow or by his/her faculty colleagues
•    Designing and presenting at least one evening session in conjunction with the other Arava Institute Teaching Fellow.  Past topics have included an introduction of the Arava Institute and current Arab/Israeli politics.

Fellows will also be exposed to all aspects of the SES Program, including the outdoor challenge (hiking, camping, canoeing, caving), classroom teaching, lab and field activities, evening speakers, and curriculum planning.

Requirements for Application:

  • Demonstrated interest in working with young people
  • Interest in environmental issues
  • Solid English language skills
  • Willingness to speak publicly about your experiences as a student at the Arava Institute
  • Be an alumni of the Arava Institute

Teaching Fellows are responsible for funding their own travel to and from Connecticut. The Hotchkiss School provides housing, meals, partial travel reimbursement, and a $2000 stipend upon successful completion of the Fellowship.

The application deadline for the Teaching Fellowship is Wednesday, April 9th.

To apply:

Please email Sarah Rubin, FAI Program Manager, if you have any questions. Her email address is sarah@friendsofarava.org.

 

Soliya Facilitation and Online Conflict Resolution Training

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The Soliya Facilitation and Online Conflict Resolution Training offers the unique opportunity to learn an indispensable 21st century skill and actively facilitate live cross‐cultural conversations on the ever evolving relationship between West and predominantly Muslim societies. In a real and stimulating context, trainees analyze a number of group dynamics and a variety of topics with peers in over 30 countries, fostering better understanding and lasting relationships.

The upcoming Advanced Training is from April 21st – June 26th. The Practicum will take place in the Fall, starting mid-October and continuing for eight weeks.

The cost is $500. A limited number of full scholarships will be awarded by Soliya.

Click here to download the full description.