Juliane Eichblatt received her Master of Arts in International Affairs from the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy at The New School. Her double-concentration in conflict & security and governance & rights allowed her to focus on a broad spectrum of human rights issues, primarily in the Balkans and the Middle East, where she has also lived and studied. Juliane is a trained journalist and received a Bachelor of Arts in International Journalism from the University of Applied Sciences in Bremen/Germany.
She has worked for various newspapers and media outlets as well as for the Ministry of European Integration in Prishtina/Kosovo. In her master’s thesis, Juliane examined the dynamics between identity and security in the context of violence in Syria.
Caitlin R. Ringwood received a Master of International Affairs degree from the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy at The New School. Caitlin travels extensively through South America and works with indigenous and Afro-Descendant communities displaced by regional megaprojects in the La Guajira department of northern Colombia. She wrote an article on the situation in La Guajira which was subsequently published in July of 2011 by Counterpunch magazine and the blog “Africa is a Country”. Her current research examines the effectiveness of multicultural citizenship reforms on the city-dwelling Afro-Colombian population. Before Caitlin came to the Center for Migration Studies, she worked in the Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. At the Schomburg Center, she processed five individual manuscript collections relating to the slave trade in Uruguay and Argentina.
The Center for Migration Studies (CMS) is a New York-based educational institute devoted to the study of migration, to the promotion of understanding between immigrants and receiving communities, and to public policies that safeguard the dignity and rights of migrants and newcomers. CMS produces several publications, offers educational events and seminars, and maintains an extensive archive of migration-related documents and photographs. CMS’s signature publication, the International Migration Review (IMR), is the leading social science journal in the immigration field.
CMS is seeking highly qualified and dedicated graduate students for the following roles:
Communications and Development Intern
The Communications and Development intern will primarily assist the Communications Coordinator. The successful candidate will be familiar with migration-related issues and current migration-related news and events. Tasks include, but are not limited to:
- Managing and contributing to CMS’s online communications and social media marketing, including maintaining CMS’s social media networks (Facebook and Twitter) and potentially contributing blog posts for the CMS website;
- Organizing and marketing CMS programs, specifically CMS dialogues, conferences, and other convenings;
- Producing and disseminating press releases and other external relations materials;
- Researching and formulating development strategies;
- Updating and maintaining development databases, including contacts database (SalesForce);
- Attendance and follow-up summaries of UN and other external events for CMS staff; and
- Researching various constituency outlets (e.g. media, scholars, policymakers, etc.) and developing distribution lists for targeted outreach.
The Editorial intern will primarily assist the Research Coordinator with management of the editorial process of the Center for Migration Studies’ new public policy publication, the Journal on Migration and Human Security (JMHS). Tasks include but are not limited to:
- Fact-checking, copy and style editing and cite-checking of submissions made to JMHS as well as various CMS reports and publications;
- Researching and identifying potential authors and peer reviewers based on content knowledge of migration policy issues and scholarship;
- Participating in the development and curation of topics within the Journal’s thematic areas of focus;
- Assisting in marketing and dissemination of the publication and calls for papers;
- Assisting with building readership of the publication through identification of key constituents including scholars, public officials, faith communities, community-based organizations, non-governmental organizations, corporate leaders and others; and
- Assisting with utilization of tools and indices for measuring scholarly impact of the publication, including interpretation and reporting of data.
All interns will have the opportunity to conduct substantive research and/or writing assignments on a variety of international and domestic migration issues. However, they will also be expected to perform administrative duties and other routine operations.
Candidates must be enrolled or have recently completed a graduate studies program. Potential candidates must have excellent written and spoken communication skills, outstanding organizational skills and the ability to work independently. Ideal candidates should also be passionate about migration, refugee, and population issues.
Internships are unpaid, but academic credit may be available. For internships during the academic year, preference will be given to candidates that can commit to a minimum of 10 hours per week for approximately 4-6 months. For summer internships, interns must commit to a minimum of 20 hours per week for approximately 3 months.
How to Apply:
Please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample (no more than 5 pages) by the appropriate deadline to Rachel Reyes, Communications Coordinator, at email@example.com.
Spring 2014: November 22, 2013
Summer 2014: March 1, 2014
Min Kim – Summer 2013
Zoe Stopak-Behr – Summer 2013
Julia Yang – Spring 2013, Summer 2013
Catalina Blanco Buitrago – Spring 2013
John Corgan – Spring 2013
Effrosyni Rantou – Fall 2012
Kateryna Ustymenko – Spring 2012 and Fall 2012
James Campbell – Spring 2012