The Fund for American Studies
Alumni Newsletter | November 2010
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- The Atlas Think Tank MBA
In 2008, Atlas launched the inaugural TTMBA to answer a clear need for a more intensive training program dedicated to current and aspiring think tank leaders. Over the course of an intensive two weeks, more than two dozen leaders will develop business plans for their organizations, while participating in classroom discussions, group projects, off-site visits to think tanks, and individualized coaching sessions. These activities, in conjunction with lectures from industry experts, provide a crash course in strategic planning, marketing and communications, program management, finance and administration, fundraising, and human resource management.
Special activities and excursions are designed to help create strong bonds among participants, who bring diverse backgrounds and experiences, but similar aspirations, to the program.
When & Where: The program will be held at the Hyatt Regency Fair Lakes in Fairfax, VA from April 30 - May 11, 2011
How to Apply: Apply by December 15, 2010. All applications will be reviewed and 25 applicants will be accepted to the program. Applicants selected to participate in the Think Tank MBA Program will be notified of their acceptance by February 1, 2011.
Who Should Apply: Ideal candidates for the 2010 Think Tank MBA Program are intellectual entrepreneurs that have management experience and are currently in a position of leadership at a free-market oriented non-profit organization that has at least 18 months of existence by April 2011.
Registration Fees: Once accepted, a non-refundable registration fee of $500 is due by February 25, 2011.
This registration fee includes:
- Lodging in a shared double occupancy room at the conference hotel (checking in April 30 and checking out May 12)
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner (for 9 out of the 13 days of the program)
- All supplementary course materials, which includes books, presentations, and articles, etc.
- Certificate of Completion, which will be provided at the conclusion of the program to those participants who have successfully completed all requirements to graduate from the program.
For more information please CLICK HERE or contact Joseph Humire at Joseph.Humire@atlasnetwork.org
- 2011 IRP Fellowship - Spring 2011 Fellowships in Global Health Reporting
The IRP Fellowships allow U.S. journalists to do original, in-depth reporting projects overseas. The IRP invites all news organizations to collaborate on stories. Staff journalists who are awarded IRP Fellowships produce stories that can run in their own news organizations as well as on the IRP web site. Freelancers are also welcome and the IRP helps them to market their stories to leading news organizations. These stories are treated as collaborations with the IRP, which receives equal credit on all stories.
For the Spring of 2001, the IRP is offering up to five IRP Fellowships in Global Health Reporting. These reporting Fellowships are open only to U.S. journalists with at least five years of professional experience in any medium. The fellowships will begin March 10, 2011, and will extend through May 14, 2011.
Each applicant for a spring 2011 IRP Fellow in Global Health Fellowship must write an essay of up to 800 words describing his or her reporting project proposal on a topic of global health such as malaria, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, maternal and child health or new scientific research aimed at reducing the impact of global diseases.
Fellows will spend two weeks in Washington at the IRP offices preparing for their overseas trips and then five weeks reporting on their chosen health topics in the country of their choice. Fellows will return to Washington for a final two weeks of reporting and presentations of their findings.
Applications are now available on the IRP web site for the spring 2011 session. The deadline is December 20, 2010 for applications for the spring 2011 fellowships.
CLICK HERE for full details regarding eligibility, selection and more.
- Institute for Humane Studies, Humane Studies Fellowships
Humane Studies Fellowships are awarded to graduate students and outstanding undergraduates planning academic careers with liberty-advancing research interests. The fellowships are open to students in a range of fields, such as economics, philosophy, law, political science, anthropology, and literature.
Applicants are evaluated based on three primary criteria:
- Academic or professional performancePotential for success in chosen field
- Relevance of work to the advancement of a free society
Please note the following stipulations:
- Fellowships are awarded for one year, and students may reapply in subsequent years. Fellowships take into account the tuition at the recipient’s institution and any other funds received by the recipient.
- Full scholarships will not be awarded to students who will receive full-tuition scholarships or stipends from other sources, although these students may be considered for partial awards.
- Award decisions by IHS and its trustees are final and not subject to appeal.
- All applicants will be considered without regard to race, gender, religion, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, or disability.
- Although IHS considers applications from outside the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, fellowships are generally awarded to applicants who live or study in those countries.
Deadline: Dec. 31, 2010. For more information or to apply online, CLICK HERE.
- Transitions Online, Open Courses
Specializing in practical training and working with an international team of respected reporters, editors and new media experts, TOL's open courses attract participants from all over the world.
Foreign Correspondent Training Course, January 2011
This ever-popular course will show you how to break into international reporting. The course mixes classroom training sessions with a practical reporting exercise – researching, writing and filing your own story from Prague.
Multimedia Reporting, January 2011
Spend five days in Prague learning how to become a multimedia journalist and expand your qualifications on today's rapidly changing journalism job market.
Photojournalism, August 2011
Spend five days learning the ropes of photojournalism. Learn new skills and techniques, and shoot and edit your own photo essay from Prague.
- Sound Money Essay Contest, “Money In Crisis”
The Atlas Economic Research Foundation is proud to sponsor an essay contest for students, young faculty, and policy writers who are concerned about the cause of Sound Money.
- The overall winner of the Essay Contest will receive a cash prize of $2000
- Two additional prizes of $1000 each will be given to outstanding essays written by junior faculty, graduate students, or policy writers in the US
- Two additional prizes of $1,000 each will be given to outstanding essays written by foreign-based students, junior faculty, or policy writers. (special category)
-Two additional prizes of $500 each will be given to outstanding essays written by undergraduate students in the US.
Deadline: January 15, 2011
- Sound Money and Stability: How Do Monetary Distortions Create Economic Imbalances?
- Monetary Policy and the Rule of Law: What Are the Links Between Sound Money and the Rule of Law?
- A New Monetary Regime and the Future of Fiat Money: Can Improved Monetary Policies Prevent Future Crises?
- The Future of Monetary Nationalism: Are Competing National Currencies and Independent Monetary Policies Compatible with a Globalized Economy?
- Effective Strategies on How to Restore Limited Government Through Sound Money
The contest is open to junior faculty, policy writers, graduate and undergraduate students in the US and abroad. While all essays must be written in English, there will be a separate category for foreign contestants whose English is not their first language.
Two winners from this category will be chosen. Participants in the essay contest must address one of the Essay Topics listed above (or a combination of them). Essays will be judged on the basis of clarity of writing and quality of thought. Judges will be looking for thoughtful essays that reveal that the writer has considered the benefits of free economies. Please read this entire page, including the sections on Eligibility and Essay Guidelines, before submitting your paper. Eligibility: To be eligible, you must be 35 years old or younger, a junior faculty member or a student of a fully-accredited university, or a policy writer connected to a think tank or a policy institute.
- Essays must be written in English
- Essay must have a cover page with the essay’s title and the name of the author
- Essay must be at least 1500 words but no more than 8000 words
- Essay must be an original work written by the submitter and must not have been previously published elsewhere
- Atlas prefers a writing style which is accessible to the educated laymen, but rigorous enough as to be used in college and university courses
- Atlas prefers well-researched papers with references and footnotes that back up assertions, but we note that our judges are not looking for the paper with the most footnotes
For more information, CLICK HERE.
- Online Communications Coordinator, The Fund for American Studies
The Fund for American Studies is searching for a self-starting creative thinker to join its communications team in Washington, D.C. The Online Communications Coordinator will serve as the lead on the web end of TFAS communication initiatives – from conceptualization to implementation. The Coordinator can expect to spend a lot of time working on email campaigns, web design projects, new media initiatives and social networking. Additional projects in video, photography and writing will be secondary responsibilities. This position requires the technical know-how as well as both an artistic and strategic skill set.
- Bachelor’s degree and at least 2-3 years experience in a professional environment working primarily with online marketing and communications
- An impressive portfolio displaying past web projects
- Comfort working on a Mac with experience in Adobe Creative Suite, including Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign; knowledge of Flash, Blackbaud Net Community and Raiser’s Edge is a plus
- Knowledge of current web-design and new-media trends as well as a desire to learn about and keep up with the continuously evolving communications worldUnderstanding of Internet traffic measurement tools to track website page views and visitor trends
- Willingness to work with a team as well as independently
- Strong grasp of branding and following style guides and an ability to edit creative copy
- Experience using social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Wordpress, Flickr and Linkedin
The Fund for American Studies offers a salary commensurate with experience, a great benefits package and is metro accessible. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to ebrett@TFAS.org. To learn more about the organization, please visit www.TFAS.org.
- Adayana, Communications Analyst – Washington D.C.
Primary Job Duties:
- Works with the OCM Communications Team to conceptualize, write, and edit Release-level communications materials such as fact sheets, brochures, presentations, overviews, and web-content
- Designs release-level messaging identities used to present messages in an easily identifiable, straightforward manner
- Develops release-level communications tactical plans and implementation strategies for communicating USCIS Transformation messages to internal and external audiences
- Facilitates focus groups to vet communications messages and identities, and gather feedback
- Collaborates with other OCM teams and SMEs to gather information, details, and clarification as necessary.
- Possesses excellent writing skills and is able to develop creative, concise communications materials using the Microsoft Office suite, including Publisher, PowerPoint, and other creative media software.
- Responsible for developing and driving the completion of communication materials and messaging identities for Release-level communications activities.
- Able to translate complex, technical concepts into straight-forward communications materials for a variety of non-technical audiences.
- Demonstrates the coordinate and work effectively with subject matter experts and work within a technical environment.
- Contributes as a member of the OCM Communications team and coordinates with the client, other OCM team members, and IBM teams.
- Conducts focus groups periodically throughout the project to gather feedback and input into communications messages, identity packages, concepts, and materials.
- Demonstrates knowledge of developing communications strategies and contributes creatively to the development of Release-level communications tactical plans.
- Able to work independently in developing materials and is comfortable presenting ideas, designs, and messages to varied audiences.
- Experience creating innovative ways to communicate messages to a wide set of audiences using Web 2.0 and graphic design concepts.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Denise Sena at email@example.com.
- EABC Policy Manager, Washington, D.C.
The European-American Business Council will hire a new Policy Manager for their Washington Office in the coming weeks. Those with 1-4 years of experience in business or trade association policy management will be especially well-prepared for this work. Exposure to current Trans-Atlantic commercial policy debates is also highly desirable. The EABC is a member-driven association, i.e. our member company executives lead our policy discussions and advocacy.
The EABC is a not-for-profit, non-partisan business organization, founded by major US and European companies in 1990 “to promote Trans-Atlantic economic growth”. The Council has 75 member companies with global headquarters in Europe, the United States and Canada.
The Policy Manager will serve on a policy team with the EABC Policy Director, the EABC Europe Director, and the EABC President. The Policy Manager will manage 4 EABC Policy Groups, as well as assist with various policy initiatives. The Policy Manager must be able to communicate effectively in written and spoken word with a wide range of individuals - senior company and association executives, diplomats, scholars and senior government officials.
· 1-4 years of business or trade association policy management experience in Washington.
· Meeting management experience.
· Skill in exercising initiative, judgment, discretion and decision-making to achieve organizational objectives.
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
· Knowledge of current EU, US and Canadian commercial policy debates.
· Familiarity with the private sector, the EU, US and Canadian governments, as well as other Brussels, Washington and Ottawa institutions.
· Computer skills, e.g. Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook & the Internet.
· Must be a US citizen or a US green card holder upon application.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience and job responsibilities. Benefits include health, dental and disability insurance, a 15% Sep IRA, annual bonus and four weeks of vacation. Send a resume and cover letter to Jessica Jones Jessica@eabc.org. No calls, please. For more information: www.EABC.org.
- National Petrochemical and Refiners Association
The NPRA is seeking a Government Relations Specialist for its Washington, D.C. office.
The position is responsible for:
- Researching and tracking key regulatory and legislative issues
- Collects and develops pertinent background data required in support of the Association’s legislative and regulatory advocacy and public relations activities
- Assists in analyzing results and drafting reports, maintains Government Relations Department’s portion of Association website, and assists in coordinating Association’s grassroots activities
- Works under general supervision of Senior Director, though duties require substantial independent initiative and considerable discretion
• Bachelors degree in Political Science or related field; or equivalent experience required
• 1-2 years experience in the policy arena; working knowledge of the legislative process; policy experience as a paid staff member in a congressional office or trade association strongly preferred.
• Demonstrated research and analytical skills
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
Interested candidates are asked to contact alumnus Brendan Williams (J 98) at firstname.lastname@example.org.