The Center offers a chance for students and recent graduates (graduate students are particularly encouraged to apply) each semester to gain a first-hand training experience in a U.S.-Asia research and education organization in Washington, D.C. For this term, we are considering applicants to start in May or June, and to be able to work remotely depending on the status of COVID-19. We do not sponsor visas for this program, so non-U.S.-citizen applicants should already be authorized for such a position through U.S. citizenship/permanent residency or existing visas sponsored by a university or other valid third party. Stipends are available. 

We strive to provide participants with a broad range of education and training opportunities in the course of their activities. These may include acquiring and analysing large datasets, writing articles (asiamattersforamerica.org), attending webinars or seminars and delivering briefs.

The following proven skillsets are beneficial (though not required):

  • Strong Excel and spreadsheet skills and the ability to work with large amounts of data
  • Experience with tracking multiple media sources for new stories on a particular topic
  • Development of infographics for use online and in print form in support of various research, policy dialogue, publication, and outreach projects
  • Experience with audio/visual technology
  • Experience with economic data
  • Asian language reading fluency
  • Experience writing press releases, policy analyses, or other professional communications
  • Public relations/ brand management experience

Applicants typically have a strong interest in U.S.-Asia relations and may be studying international relations, Asia studies, international economics, public policy, international business, or other similar areas of study.

All participants can be offered university credits (as an internship) if your school permits.

Once you have submitted the form, you will NOT be able to revise the contents. Therefore, we urge you to compose your answers in a word processor first, then copy and paste them into this form.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN for the summer term! The application window will close at 11:59pm on Sunday, April 19. APPLY NOW!

Humane Artificial Intelligence: The Challenges of Privacy and Social Cohesion

September 24-27, 2020

East-West Center, Honolulu, HI USA

This symposium is part of an intercultural, intergenerational, and interdisciplinary East-West Center (EWC) initiative aimed at engaging the societal challenges and opportunities that are emerging with advances in artificial intelligence, robotics, machine learning and big data. The purposes of the initiative are: to establish an ongoing forum for exploring differences in understanding the goal of aligning artificial intelligence with human values and societal wellbeing; to foster globally-shared commitments to equitable and humane artificial intelligence; and, to engage emerging perspectives on the evolving interplay of people, artificial intelligence, and related technologies.

The symposium will combine plenary lectures, thematically-framed small group discussions, and cooperative brainstorming in a spirit of thoughtful conviviality. In response to the complexity of the issues raised by artificial intelligence—socially, economically and politically, as well as ethically—and in keeping with EWC commitments to the value of diversity, applications to participate in the symposium are welcomed from within academic, scientific, business, policy-making, activist and artistic/expressive communities.

 Those accepted as symposium dialogue partners will receive: 

  • lodging in the EWC guesthouse, Lincoln Hall
  • a travel stipend up to $1000 USD
  • All participants are invited to an opening reception and final dinner on the EWC campus.

All dialogue partners are expected to attend and participate in all symposium sessions and produce a short “white paper” (up to 2,500 words) on how to proceed with meeting the goals of the initiative/symposium by November 15, 2020. For more information on the rationale, format and goals of the symposium, please visit our website.

Instructions for submitting your application: Create a Submittable account today to see the full application and apply to join the symposium as a substantive dialogue partner! Please refer to the symposium website prior to completing this form. 

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Application being accepted until April 15, 2020!

The East-West Center's Professional Development Program, in cooperation with the  Professional Fellows Division in the Office of Citizen Exchanges at the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is currently accepting applications for the Pacific Islands Tourism Professional Fellows Program. This program brings two cohorts of tourism industry professionals from the Pacific Islands to Honolulu, Hawai‘i for intensive six-week programs that build significant new capacity and facilitate enduring professional bonds between industry leaders in the United States and the Pacific Islands. Participants receive leadership training, network with fellow professionals, visit exciting tourist sites, are placed in an organization/business/agency for a 4-week on the job learning experience, and travel to Washington DC for a wrap-up conference.

Professional Fellows chosen through an open competition will arrive with ideas for an applied project or business problem that bears directly on tourism growth in their home country. Rigorously curated placements, with a close pairing of each Fellow’s project objectives to the Designated Placement Host, will offer Professional Fellows fresh insights, new analytical perspectives, and practical approaches for building nascent island tourism sectors. Supplemental educational and cultural enrichment activities will ensure Fellows acquire substantive leadership skills as well as a deeper appreciation of American society. A smaller number of select U.S.-based fellows will work directly with their counterparts from the Pacific Islands to develop their projects and will participate in a 2-week follow-up trip to their partners' home countries.

If you are selected as a Professional Fellow, your full participation will be funded by the East-West Center through a grant from the U.S. Department of State.

For more details about the program go here.

Dates

Fall Cohort  

  • October 12 – November 14, 2020  Activities/Placement in Honolulu, Hawai‘i
  • November 15 – 20, 2020  Professional Fellows Congress in Washington, DC 

Eligibility

Applicants must:  

  • Be citizens/nationals of one of the eligible countries (dual U.S. citizens are NOT eligible)
  • Be between the ages of 25-40
  • Be currently employed in their home country (or one of the other eligible countries) and have a demonstrated history of at least 2 years of employment in the tourism industry
  • Be willing and able to obtain a J-1 visa and spend 6-weeks in the United States
  • Be committed to returning to their home country after the program
  • Have a track record of making an impact in their organziation, company, or community
  • Be capable of creating an action-orientated plan to address a specific business problem or policy challenge being faced by the tourism industry in their country
  • Have sufficient spoken and written English language proficiency to effectively function in an American workplace.

Eligible Countries

Applications will be accepted from the following Pacific Islands countries:

  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Fiji
  • Kiribati
  • Marshall Islands
  • Nauru
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Samoa
  • Solomon Islands
  • Timor Leste
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu

Deadline

Your application must be received by midnight April 15, 2020 (Hawaii Time).

The Professional Fellows Program strongly encourages people living with disabilities to apply for the program. 

Contact

If you would like more information or are having trouble filling out the online form contact us by email.


Pacific Islands Tourism Professional Fellows Program

Professional Development Program
East-West Center
Honolulu, HI 96848-1601 USA
Phone: +1.808.944.7721   

This is a program of the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government, administered by the East-West Center.

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  • If you inevitably need to change something in your application, contact the Student Affiliate program at studentaffiliate@eastwestcenter.org.

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East-West Center Student Affiliate Program
Attention: Award Services
 John A. Burns Hall, Room 2066
 1601 East-West Road Honolulu, HI
 96848-1601 USA
http://www.eastwestcenter.org/studentaffiliate
 Email: StudentAffiliate@EastWestCenter.org
 Telephone: 808-944-7738
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