LINGUIST List 7.186

Tue Feb 6 1996

FYI: IREX Internship, ZHONGHUA SCHOLARSHIP 1996

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  1. Minchewact.org, IREX Internship in Washington, DC
  2. Weiping Wu, ZHONGHUA SCHOLARSHIP 1996

Message 1: IREX Internship in Washington, DC

Date: Mon, 05 Feb 1996 17:58:45 CST
From: Minchewact.org <Minchewact.org>
Subject: IREX Internship in Washington, DC

Perhaps someone on the list knows of students in the Washington,
DC area who might benefit from the internship described in the
attached announcement.
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 Internship Position
 Central and Eastern European Programs Division
 International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX)
 Washington, DC
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The International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) seeks a
qualified intern to assist its Central and Eastern European
Programs Division with coordination of the USIA-funded Central
and Eastern European Graduate Fellowship program. Position will
begin as soon as possible.

Position Responsibilities

* Compiling resume book for Central and Eastern European Graduate
 Fellowship (CEEGF) program
* Researching U.S. investment in Central and Eastern Europe
* Assisting with coordination of Spring workshops for CEEGF
 scholars

Preferred Qualifications

* Strong computer skills (Windows applications)
* Editing skills; attention to detail
* Experience with Central and Eastern Europe
* Regional language preferred (not required)

The successful intern would be offered an honorarium upon
completion of the internship.

ABOUT IREX

Founded in 1968, the International Research & Exchanges Board
(IREX) provides field access for US specialists to scholars,
policymakers, and research resources of the Newly Independent
States of Eurasia, Central and Eastern Europe, and Mongolia. IREX
builds upon strong organizational alliances with major US acade-
mic, government, foundation, business, and media partners.

For more information about specific IREX programs, please visit
the IREX web site at http://www.irex.org

THE IREX INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

The IREX Internship Program is designed to give students and
young professionals the opportunity to develop valuable skills
and firsthand experience in the field of international exchanges
and training programs.

IREX interns are given independent special assignments in addi-
tion to working closely with experienced staff on long-term and
on-going projects.

All internships are offered on an un-salaried basis and can be
either part-time or full-time. Preference is given to persons
who can give at least 15 hours per week. Interns will be given a
signed letter of recommendation upon the successful completion of
their specific program.

Send cover letter and resume to:

 Tamara L. Dunbar, Program Associate
 International Research & Exchanges Board
 1616 H Street, N.W.
 Washington, DC 20006
 Tel: 202-628-8188
 E-mail: tdunbarirex.org
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Message 2: ZHONGHUA SCHOLARSHIP 1996

Date: Mon, 05 Feb 1996 10:43:34 EST
From: Weiping Wu <weipingcal.org>
Subject: ZHONGHUA SCHOLARSHIP 1996
 ZHONGHUA SCHOLARSHIP 1996
STUDY...RESEARCH...TEACHING PRACTICUM...TEACH...TRAVEL IN CHINA

INTRODUCTION: ZHONGHUA SCHOLARSHIP, managed by the Cross-Culture
Education Center of Washington (WCCEC), is open to all native
speakers of English who are interested in China and the Chinese
language. Through both of its programs (Program A: one-year;
Program B: one-semester), the scholarship offers an opportunity
for the recipient to live in China and be "part of China". WCCEC
is responsible for making recommendations to hosting institutions
in China, which then make the final selection for each program
from among the recommended candidates. The Chinese hosting
schools may vary from year to year, but the responsibilities and
benefits for the recipients are similar, as described below.

BENEFITS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: every scholarship recipient is
provided with all travel expenses (round trip) from the U.S.
departure point (Cities on the West Coast) to the hosting
institution in China, medical insurance, accommodation, and a
monthly stipend (1,000-1,500 Yuan, about the salary of a full
professor at the university in China). The Scholarship Program
has a Personal Tutorial System (PTS) that aims at increasing the
recipient's oral proficiency in Chinese. Graduate students could
make arrangements for independent study or conduct a
China-related research (field of specification open). As part of
the cultural exchange, it also has an English teaching component
that requires the recipient to teach English to K-12 students
(about 12-15 hrs/wk). For recipients in Program A, there will be
a 4 week paid vocation in winter and a cultural tour, with all
expenses paid except meals, at the end of the program.

ORIENTATION, EXPENSES AND TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS: Scholarship
recipients are required to participate in the pre-departure
Orientation Program, which is jointly sponsored by WCCEC and its
affiliated university in the United States. WCCEC coordinates all
travel arrangements so that all recipients will depart for China
at the same time. The scholarship does not cover expenses for
this one-week Orientation (US$500.00, to defray Program expenses,
including teacher honorarium and accommodation for the
participants), nor the service fee for visa application and group
travel arrangements (US$70.00) or expenses for domestic travel to
the U.S. departure point from the Orientation site.

APPLICATION AND DEADLINES: All application materials, including
the Application Form, resume, three letters of recommendation,
cover letter, and the application fee (US$30. payable to WCCEC)
should be sent by April 1st, 1996 (post marked or by fax) to the
following address (to receive the Application From via email, use
the internet address listed below):
 Dr. Weiping Wu, Program Director
 WCCEC, 9709 Kings Crown Court, #201
 Fairfax, VA 22031, U.S.A.
 Fax:(703)934-8855; Email:weipingcal.org

 ZHONGHUA SCHOLARSHIP: APPLICATION FORM

1. Name: _______________________ 2. Sex: Male_____ Female_____

3. Passport number:_____________ 4. Citizenship: ______________

5. Date of birth:___ /___ /19___ 6. Affiliation: ______________

7. Current status/position: Under ___; Graduate ___; Working ___

8. Permanent address, telephone/fax numbers and email address:
________________________________ Tel: ( ) ________________
________________________________ Fax: ( ) ________________
State: _____ Zip: _________ Email: _____________________

9. Mailing address and contact numbers (if different):
________________________________ Tel: ( ) ________________
________________________________ Fax: ( ) ________________
State: _____ Zip: _________ Email: _____________________

10. How did you hear about this scholarship?


11. What are the major Chinese textbooks you have used?
A.
B.
C.

12. What is your self-assessment of your proficiency in spoken
Chinese? (Circle one: 1=low, 5=high): 1 2 3 4 5

13. Briefly describe your teaching/tutoring experience (if any):



14. Briefly describe your travel experience (if any):



15. Briefly describe your working experience (if any):



16. Do you plan to bring a dependent with you? (Give details):


For more information, please contact:

Weiping M. Wu, Ph.D.
Program Director
Cross-Culture Education Center of Washington (WCCEC)
9709 Kings Crown Court, #201
FAIRFAX, VA 22031, U.S.A.
Fax: (703) 934-8855
Email: weipingcal.org
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