African & Middle Eastern Studies


  • About Us

    The African & Middle Eastern Studies Major is part of the International & Area Studies program and is designed for students who want to focus their studies on the culture and society of the following subregions: the Middle East, North Africa, the Arab states, or Sub-Saharan Africa. Students are required to achieve intermediate level of any modern foreign language related to the area (e.g., Swahili 6, Arabic 102C, Armenian 102C, 105C, Hebrew 102C, Iranian 102C, Turkic Languages 102C, 112C, 116C).

    Students can apply to the major  at the end of every term after having completed all preparation courses* with a minimum UC GPA in these courses of 2.00. Admission to the African & Middle Eastern Studies major is on a competitive basis, using the preparation requirements as a minimum standard for consideration.

    *Completion of the elementary year of the foreign language is acceptable when applying for the major. Completion of the intermediate year of the foreign language is required to fulfill all preparation requirements, but can be done after being accepted to the major. The minimum prep GPA of 2.00 will still need to be met with the inclusion of this course.

  • Major

    Winter 2018 Additional Course List PDF

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    Do you have an Internship during the Spring or Summer?

    International and Area Studies 195CE internship course is offered during the Spring and Summer.   Depending on the type of the internship, the course can be applied to the International and Area Studies major by petition to the chair.   

    Requirements:

    • The internship has to have an international component
    • The internship must supervised
    • Students must intern 8-10 hours a week
    • Attend 5 bi-weekly meetings with a TA
    • Submit weekly response papers and a final research paper

    Students enrolled in International and Area Studies 195CE during the Summer session may apply for Muriel F. Siebert Scholarship. 

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    International and Area Studies 191
    Schedule for 2017-2018 School Year

    Fall Quarter
    Latin American Studies -- Chocolate in Americas: Bittersweet Bliss – Professor Taub

    Winter Quarter
    Asian Studies -- Emphasis on China –Professor Yuen-ching Bellette Lee

    Spring Quarter
    AMES -- focus on development in Middle East—Professor Kevan Harris
    Euro Studies-- focus on Europe -- Professor Adam Moore
    Asian Studies -- focus on Southeast Asia -- Professor Patrick Heuveline

    Students can submit the Petition to the Chair of the program if they want to apply a course not included on the minor worksheet. Petition can be submitted in person to the program's office in 10373 Bunche or via email to undergrads@international.ucla.edu.

    Students need to include the course syllabi with their petition.
    ** Please be aware that the petition may be denied and you will need to plan alternative coursework. **

    Petition Form

    The departmental honors program is designed to offer highly motivated students pursuing one of the International & Area Studies IDP majors (African & Middle Eastern Studies, Asian Studies, European Studies, Latin American Studies) the opportunity to design and conduct their own independent research under the guidance of a faculty adviser and consists of a three-term directed-study series of courses — International and Area Studies 198A, 198B, 198C — culminating in an honors thesis.

    Admission

    To enter the departmental honors program, students must

    • have completed all preparation for the major requirements with a minimum 3.5 grade-point average in those courses,
    • have a 3.5 GPA in all upper division coursework for the major,
    • obtain agreement from a faculty member to supervise their honors thesis, and
    • formally submit an application to the honors program.

    Application should normally be made during the junior year so as to best plan for completion of the honors thesis during the senior year. Consult the academic counselor for further details about the application, thesis requirements, and guidelines regarding the selection of a faculty thesis adviser.

    Application and Guidelines

    I A STD Honors Program Application

    Requirements

    Departmental honors are awarded to students who

    • complete all requirements for the major with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or better in upper division courses required for the major,
    • successfully complete courses 198A, 198B, and 198C, and
    • produce an honors thesis (approximately 35 to 50 pages) determined to be of honors quality by a committee of two faculty members — the chair of International and Area Studies and the faculty adviser of the student.

    Highest honors are awarded to students who (1) complete all requirements for the major with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.75 or better in upper division courses required for the major, (2) successfully complete courses 198A, 198B, and 198C with an A grade, and (3) produce an exceptional honors thesis (approximately 35 to 50 pages) determined to be of highest honors quality by a committee of two faculty members — the chair of International and Area Studies and the faculty adviser of the student.

    Departmental honors and highest honors are recorded on the final transcript and diploma after students successfully complete the program.

    To give a sense of the kind of research past students have done, here is a list of thesis titles from recent I A STD  graduates who participated in the Honors program:

    • Bolsa Familia: The Cause of Lula's Changing Voter Constituency?

    • The Role of Contractors in U.S. Antinarcotic Foreign Policy

    • How American Evangelicals and Scientists Can Find A Common Ground on the Issues of Climate Change

    • Sitedness, Agency and Mutual Hybridization: Rethinking Chinese Assimilation in Southeast Asia Prior to World War II

    • La agencilidad de los personajes femeninos dentro de una sociedad patriarchal en Balun Canan de Rosario Castellanos y Los recuerdos del porvenir de Elena Garro

    Resources

    International and Area Studies Library Resource Guide 

    International Institute Writing Mentorship Program (available in Winter and Spring)

    College Inquiry Labs

    CPO Writing Success Program

    Undergraduate Writing Center

    Apply for African and Middle Eastern Studies (AMES) Major

     

    Incoming UCLA Students

    Incoming freshmen and transfer students may enter UCLA as an International & Area Studies Pre-Major (pre-African & Middle Eastern Studies, pre-Asian Studies, pre-European Studies, pre-Latin American Studies).

    Transfer students interested in an International & Area Studies Program major should complete as many preparation courses prior to coming to UCLA as possible, leaving only I A Std 1 to be taken at UCLA during the Fall Quarter of their Junior Year (unless taken during a prior summer term at UCLA).

    If you would like to verify that the courses you have taken are applied to the preparation requirements correctly, please feel free to have your DARS modeled for the particular International & Area Studies IDP major at your College Counseling Unit.

    Note: If you have completed any preparation coursework outside of UCLA prior to the application period, you must ensure that this coursework posts to your DARS. Please contact the UCLA Admissions Office if any non-UCLA coursework is still pending. 

    Students can request declaring the major  by clicking on one of the options below.  Requests are accepted at the end of each quarter after all the preparation courses for the major and the elementary level of the foreign language have been completed.  Note that students have to maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.0 UC to be in good standing.   All the grades must be posted before submitting the request to declare the major.  

     

    Any additional questions may be directed to the Academic Counseling Office in Bunche 10373.

    undergrads@international.ucla.edu

  • Minors

    AFRICAN & MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES MINOR REQUIREMENTS

    AFRICAN STUDIES MINOR REQUIREMENTS

    PETITION FOR CHAIR REVIEW

    Students can submit the Petition to the Chair of the program if they want to apply a course not included on the minor worksheet. Petition can be submitted in person to the program's office in 10373 Bunche or via email to undergrads@international.ucla.edu.

    Students need to include the course syllabi with their petition.
    ** Please be aware that the petition may be denied and you will need to plan alternative coursework. **

    Petition Form

    DECLARING THE MINOR

    To be admitted to the minor, students must be in good academic standing (minimum 2.00 GPA overall) and have completed all preparation courses for the minor with a minimum GPA of 2.00 in these courses.

    Students who have reached 160 overall units will need to get a permission from their College Counseling unit before they can declare the minor.

    Please contact our Academic Advising office to declare the minor. 

    Magda Yamamoto, Academic Counselor

    Nimesh Hasji, Undergraduate Counselor

    10373 Bunche Hall
    Mail Code: 148703
    Los Angeles, CA 90095-1487
    Tel: 310.206.6571
    Fax: 310.206.3555

    Drop-in hours:
    Monday-Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Email: undergrads@international.ucla.edu

  • People

    INTERNATIONAL AND AREA STUDIES
    FACULTY ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE 2016-17

    Michael Thies, Chair, International & Area Studies

    Robin L. H. Derby, Ph.D. (History)
    Nile S. Green, Ph.D. (History)
    Patrick C. Heuveline, Ph.D. (Sociology)
    Namhee Lee, Ph.D. (Asian Languages and Cultures)
    Adam D. Moore, Ph.D. (Geography)
    Lucia Re, Ph.D. (Italian)
    Helen M. Rees, Ph.D. (Ethnomusicology)
    Bonnie Taub, Ph.D. (Community Health Sciences, Anthropology)
    Kevin B. Terraciano, Ph.D. (History)


    Counseling Unit

    Our Mission

    We strive to provide holistic and comprehensive support to our students through one-on-one advising, workshops and events that focus on academic and professional planning, inspire exploration of research, internship opportunities and experiences abroad. We are committed to fostering growth, enthusiasm and pride for our International Institute majors and minors in addition to empowering our students to draw connections between their UCLA experience and their personal and professional ambitions. Our ultimate goal is to encourage our students to make a positive impact in the world both during and after their college careers as informed and responsible global citizens.

    Magda Yamamoto, Academic Counselor

    Nimesh Hasji, Student Affairs Officer

    10373 Bunche Hall
    Mail Code: 148703
    Los Angeles, CA 90095-1487
    Tel: 310.206.6571
    Fax: 310.206.3555

    Drop-in hours:
    Monday-Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Email: undergrads@international.ucla.edu

     

  • Study Abroad

     

    PARIS Global StudiesTravel Study Program

    Video by one of our 2014 Travel Study Scholarship winners Lauren Hearne

     

     

    INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE PROGRAMS

    Registration opens on November 15th! Automatic UCLA credit (units, grades, courses)

     

    Approved for: African & Middle Eastern Studies, Asian Studies, European Studies, Latin American Studies

             Approved for Global Health minor and IDS major

      Approved for Global Studies, IDS and Asian Studies majors.

     

    OTHER PROGRAMS

    - UC summer programs (check the particular UC school Summer sessions website)

    - Education Abroad Program (EAP) Semester and year-long programs

    Non-UC Study Abroad Programs 

    Visit the UCLA International Education Office for a complete list of programs.

     

    MAJOR APPROVAL PROCESS

    Get approval for your major.

    1. Choose a Program

     2. Select Courses if applicable. Some programs have already assigned courses.

     3. Send course descriptions to your major/minor advising office for pre-approval.

     4. Apply or register for the program

     5. Submit official petitions upon your return (courses must be at least 4 units, Upper Division)

     

    FUNDING

    Check the IEO Scholarship page for a complete list of scholarships including the Global Studies Scholarship.


  • Jobs and Internships

    If you have an internship available for students, please visit this page.

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    STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

    Recommended:

           Find more UCLA student groups HERE

     

    INTERNSHIPS

     RECEIVE ACADEMIC CREDIT

    I A STD 195CE (International and Area Studies) allows students to receive academic credit for an internship. The internship should take place off-campus and may be paid or unpaid. It is expected that interns will contribute roughly 8-10 hours each week to their internship. For more information, click HERE

     

    FINDING AN INTERNSHIP

    1. ANSWER: What kind of work do you enjoy? In what specific area of development would you like to pursue a career (public health, planning, finance, human rights, education, environment, etc.)? What skills do you have or need to acquire and how will the internship help you meet those goals (field work, practical experience, opportunities for networking or building professional relationships)? What kind of institution do you want to work with? Do you have an interest in a particular geographical area or issue area? When do you want to do this internship? Are you willing to gain experience by volunteering alone, or are you only seeking paid internships?

    2. TALK: to other students who have had internships and with career advisors.

    3. SEARCH: Look for internships in BruinView, attend career center fairs, and follow us on twitter to learn about internship and job opportunities available to International Institute Students:

    INTERNSHIP RESOURCES

    Find internships on selected fields by clicking on the links below:

    1. UCLA Resources
    2. Governmental Organizations
    3. Intergovernmental Organizations
    4. International / General Development
    5. Environment
    6. Economics / Trade / Labor / Agriculture
    7. Health
    8. Relief / Food Aid / Community Development
    9. Education / Training / Technology
    10. Policy / Law / Human Rights
    11. Job Search Websites

     

     

     

    1. UCLA Resources

    UCLA Center for Community Learning

    UCLA Career Center

    UCLA Center for American Politics and Public Policy (CAPPP)

    UCLA International Education Office (IEO) / UCEAP Internships Abroad opportunities 

    UCLA Community Programs Office 

    UCLA Community Service Commission

    2. Governmental Organizations

    Organization / Search Engine

    Fields

    Location / Duration

    Center for California Studies: Executive Fellowship Program

    (also see Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship Program)

    State government: placement of offices of Governor's executive branch: Health and Welfare Agency, the Department of Finance, the Department of Social Services, the Governor's Office, the California Environmental Protection Agency, and the Office of the State Treasurer

    Sacramento / 1 year

    $1,882 / month plus benefits

    Environmental Protection Agency

    Environmental Science

    Washington D.C. and regional offices -- full-time (summer) or part-time (school year)

    Political Campaign Interns: Search Government internships under Bruin View

    Campaign development

    Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and California

    U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID): Volunteer Student Intern Program

    All fields relating to economic development

    Washington, D.C. and global

    U.S. Department of State Internship Program

    Business or Public Administration, Social Work, Economics, Information Management, Journalism, and the Biological and Physical Sciences

    Washington, D.C. or at Embassies / Consulates abroad / 1 semester or summer

    USA Jobs. U.S. Office of Personnel Management

    All Federal Government: Search:

    Co-Operative Education
    Federal Jobs by College Major
    Internships
    Outstanding Scholars
    Student Temp Educational Prog (STEP)
    Summer Employment
    Volunteer Service

    U.S.

    3. Intergovernmental Organizations

    Organization / Search Engine

    Fields

    Location / Duration

    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

    Food Security, Rural Development

    Global

    International Labor Organization

    Employment, economics and statistics, labour law and labour relations, social security and conditions of work, management development, small industry development, occupational safety and health, vocational rehabilitation, vocational training, gender and development studies, elimination of child labour, social protection, information technology, human resources, financial and budget studies

    Geneva, Switzerland, or Field Offices

    Permanent Mission of Italy to International Organizations in Geneva

    All fields

    Global

    UNICEF -- Los Angeles Regional Office

    International children's health and well-being: Advocacy and Fundraising

    Los Angeles, semester or longer

    United Nations Development Program Internship Program

    All fields relating to Economic Development

    Global- pursue opportunities through country offices abroad

    United Nations Development Program: UN Volunteers

    Disaster Relief, Development, Micro-finance, Environmental Science, Public Health

    Global

    World Bank Internship Program / Young Professional Program / Junior Professionals Program

    All fields relating to economic development

    Washington, D.C.

    4. International / General Development

    Organization / Search Engine

    Fields

    Location / Duration

    ACDI / VOCA

    All agriculture, rural finance, community development, business management

    Overseas / 2-4 weeks (some 1-2 month assignments)

    Amnesty International

    Law, international politics, international human rights law, international relations, intergovernmental organizations

    London, Geneva, New York / 6 months

    Council on International Educational Exchange Work / Volunteer Abroad Programs

    All fields

    Global

    The Foundation for Sustainable Development

    Microfinance/Microenterprise, Health, Environment, Gender Equity, Human Rights, Community Development, Youth and Education

    8-52 Week internship in Nicaragua, Argentina, Bolivia, India, Kenya, Uganda

    Global Volunteers

    Education, Child Care, Construction, Public Health

    Global and U.S.

    Idealist -- Action without Borders

    All fields

    Global

    International Cooperative Education

    Retail sales, supermarkets, hotels/restaurants, agriculture, offices, hospitals, banks, computer science, engineering, marketing, recreation, and teaching

    Belgium, Finland, Germany, Japan, Singapore and Switzerland / 1-3 months

    International Jobs Database

    All fields

    Global

    International Labor Organization

    Employment, economics and statistics, labour law and labour relations, social security and conditions of work, management development, small industry development, occupational safety and health, vocational rehabilitation, vocational training, gender and development studies, elimination of child labour, social protection, information technology, human resources, financial and budget studies

    Geneva, Switzerland, or Field Offices

    International Medical Corps

    Registered Nurses, Physicians, Psychosocial Advisors, Emergency Medicine Personnel, Public Health, Program Directors, Finance Officers, Nurse Practitioners, Logistics and Administrative Officers

    Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Angola, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, Liberia, Pakistan, Russia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, and Uganda. 2 months or longer

    International Rivers Network

    Environmental Protection, Human Rights Advocacy

    Berkeley, CA, and international: Africa, India, Asia, Southeast Asia, Latin America

    International Volunteer Programs Association Database

    All fields

    Global

    JET: Japan Exchange and Teaching Forum

    Teaching English as a Second Language

    Japan / 1 year

    OXFAM International

    All fields relating to development

    Washington, D.C., and international

    Parliamentary Monitoring Group, South Africa

    Democracy, Policy, Law

    Cape Town, South Africa

    Peace Corps

    Education, Business, Environment, Agriculture, Health, Community Development

    Global

    Population Services International

    Social Marketing for HIV/AIDS awareness, Public Health and Health Education

    Washington, D.C., Europe, Eurasia, Haiti / 1-2 semesters

    SOLIDAR

    International labor issues, social services, trade unions

    Brussels, Belgium

    Stanford University's Africa Internship Database

    All fields

    Africa, various countries

    Transparency International

    Global corruption, democratic / transitional governance, civil society

    Berlin, Germany

    United Nations Development Program Internship Program

    All fields relating to Economic Development

    Global- pursue opportunities through country offices abroad

    United Nations Development Program: UN Volunteers

    Disaster Relief, Development, Micro-finance, Environmental Science, Public Health

    Global

    University of Pennsylvania's Africa Internship Database

    All fields

    Africa, various countries

    Volunteers for Peace

    All fields

    Global and U.S.

    Volunteers in Asia

    English-language education and English-language resource development

    China, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Singapore, Vietnam, U.S. / 1-2 year assignments

    5. Environment

    Organization / Search Engine

    Fields

    Location / Duration

    Center for Environmental Citizenship's Earth Net 

    Environment and Sustainable Development

    U.S.

    Coalition for Clean Air

    Environment, Advocacy

    Los Angeles

    Directory of Development Organizations

    All Fields relating to Development

    Global: sorted by World Region- excellent in-country contact information

    Environmental Careers Organization -- Sustainable Communities Leadership Program

    Urban Planning, Sustainable Development, Affordable Housing

    California -- 12-24 weeks

    Environmental Careers Organization Internship Database

    Environmental Science

    U.S.

    Graduate Program in International Political Economy and Development (IPED) at Fordham University's Database

    All Fields relating to Development

    Global

    Green Corps: Environmental Leadership Training Program

    Environment and Sustainable Development

    Boston and U.S.- 1-year

    Greenpeace

    Environmental Activism

    U.S.

    International Rivers Network

    Environmental Protection, Human Rights Advocacy

    Berkeley, CA, and international

    Population Institute -- Future Leaders of the World Fellowship

    Population growth, family planning, environment

    Washington D.C.- 1 year

    Reef Check Foundation

    Environment: Coral Reef Preservation

    Los Angeles

    Target Earth

    Sustainable Development

    Belize- 8 weeks

    Tufts University Development 

    All Fields relating to Development

    Global

    UN Volunteers

    Disaster Relief, Development, Micro-finance, Environmental Science, Public Health

    Global

    6. Economics / Trade / Labor / Agriculture

    Organization / Search Engine

    Fields

    Location / Duration

    ACCION International

    Microfinance, small loans to self-employed poor

    Boston

    ACDI / VOCA

    All agriculture, rural finance, community development, business management

    Overseas / 2-4 weeks (some 1-2 month assignments)

    Everett Public Service Internship

    Art, Education and Communications, Economic and Social Change, Environment and Health Advocacy, Social Justice and Human Rights

    *NOTE: Program is currently not offered. 

    Washington, D.C., New York City / 10 weeks

    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

    Food Security, Rural Development

    Global

    International Development Exchange, IDEX

    Asia, Africa, Latin America: food security, indigenous people's rights, labor issues, micro-credit, popular participation, women's empowerment, youth action

    San Francisco

    International Labor Organization

    Employment, economics and statistics, labor law and labor relations, social security and conditions of work, management development, small industry development, occupational safety and health, vocational rehabilitation, vocational training, gender and development studies, elimination of child labor, social protection, information technology, human resources, financial and budget studies

    Geneva, Switzerland, or Field Offices

    Microfinance Gateway Database

    Microfinance

    International / U.S.

    Society for International Development -- Washington Chapter

    Economic Development- information exchange

    Washington, D.C. / 3 months or more

    SOLIDAR

    International labor issues, social services, trade unions

    Brussels, Belgium

    United Nations Development Program: UN Volunteers

    Disaster Relief, Development, Micro-finance, Environmental Science, Public Health

    Global

    Watts Labor Community Action Committee

    Community Development

    Los Angeles

    7. Health

    Organization / Search Engine

    Fields

    Location / Duration

    A3M: Asians for Miracle Marrow Matches

    Public Health, Asian community

    Los Angeles

    African Community Resource Center

    African Refugees, Domestic Violence Prevention, Community Health Education

    Los Angeles

    APLA: AIDS Project Los Angeles

    Public Health, AIDS/HIV Community Education / Outreach

    Los Angeles

    BienEstar

    Public Health, Latino Community

    Los Angeles

    CEDPA: Center for Development and Population Activities

    Women's Reproductive Health, Family Planning

    Washington, D.C.

    Global Health Council Internship Program

    International Health Facilities -- Information and Resource Development

    Washington, D.C. and White River Junction, VT -- semester or summer

    International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)

    HIV/AIDS, women's health, international public health

    Washington, D.C.

    International Medical Corps

    Registered Nurses, Physicians, Psychosocial Advisors, Emergency Medicine Personnel, Public Health, Program Directors, Finance Officers, Nurse Practitioners, Logistics and Administrative Officers

    Global / 2 months or longer

    L.A. Free Clinic

    Public Health and Health Education

    Los Angeles

    Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders)

    International Public Health

    New York

    Operation USA:

    Disaster Relief, International Public Health, Medical Supply Procurement

    Port of Los Angeles

    Planned Parenthood -- Los Angeles

    Public Health, Reproductive Health and Education

    Los Angeles

    Population Council

    International Public Health, Health Education

    New York, Washington, D.C., (international?)

    Population Institute -- Future Leaders of the World Fellowship

    Population growth, family planning, environment

    Washington D.C.- 1 year

    Population Services International

    Social Marketing for HIV/AIDS awareness, Public Health and Health Education

    Washington, D.C., Europe, Eurasia, Haiti / 1-2 semesters

    U.S. Doctors for Africa

    HIV/AIDS, International Public Health, Africa

    Los Angeles, Africa

    United Nations Development Program: UN Volunteers

    Disaster Relief, Development, Micro-finance, Environmental Science, Public Health

    Global

    8. Relief / Food Aid / Community Development

    Organization / Search Engine

    Fields

    Location / Duration

    Americorps

    All fields relating to domestic community development

    U.S., 10 months -- 1 year

    Beyond Shelter

    Housing, Community Development

    Los Angeles

    Bresee Foundation

    Community Development, Tutoring

    Los Angeles

    Center for the Pacific Asian Family

    Domestic Violence Prevention, Pacific Asian Community Development

    Los Angeles

    Chinatown Service Center

    Translation (Cantonese), Community Outreach, Tutoring

    Los Angeles

    Coro Fellows Program

    Community Development, Public Service / 9 months

    Los Angeles

    East Timor Action Network/L.A.

    Human Rights, East Timor, Indonesia, Advocacy work

    Los Angeles

    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

    Food Security, Rural Development

    Global

    Food First

    Food security, human rights

    Oakland, "virtual" internships

    Habitat for Humanity -- L.A. Chapter

    Housing development for low-income communities, public outreach

    Los Angeles

    Inter Action: American Council for Voluntary International Action Database:

    Refugee Relief

    Various

    Operation USA:

    Disaster Relief, International Public Health, Medical Supply Procurement

    Port of Los Angeles

    Public Allies -- Los Angeles

    Community Development

    Los Angeles / 10-month apprenticeship

    Rav Tov Committee to Aid New Immigrants - Hayim Tovim Adult Day Care Center

    Mr. Uri Mayerfeld
    1061 S Fairfax Ave
    Los Angeles, CA, United States
    90036
    Primary Phone : (323) 937-5646 Ext: 103
    Email : ravtov@juno.com
    Fax : (323) 937-0491

    English language training, social work, Persian immigrant community development

    Los Angeles

    Relief International

    Disaster Relief, Humanitarian Aid

    Westwood, Los Angeles

    United Nations Development Program: UN Volunteers

    Disaster Relief, Development, Micro-finance, Environmental Science, Public Health

    Global

    Watts Labor Community Action Committee

    Community Development

    Los Angeles

    9. Education / Training / Technology

    Organization / Search Engine

    Fields

    Location / Duration

    Academy for Educational Development (Family Health International)

    Global education, health education and communication technology

    Washington D.C. / Ongoing

    America-Mideast Educational and Training Services (AMIDEAST)

    Arab/Middle East studies, international education or international development

    Washington, D.C. / semester or summer

    Center for Democracy and Technology

    Internet policy; "Cyber-liberties" advocacy, free expression and privacy in global communications technology

    Washington, D.C.

    Institute of International Education

    Education / Academic Advising to international students about U.S. education

    Overseas- contact individual overseas offices

    Teach for America

    Public school teaching, community development

    U.S.

    VITA: Volunteers in Technical Assistance

    Training and Capacity Building in Computer/Internet Technology / Development

    Global

    Volunteers in Asia

    English-language education and English-language resource development

    China, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Singapore, Vietnam, U.S. / 1-2 year assignments

    10. Policy / Law / Human Rights

    Organization / Search Engine

    Fields

    Location / Duration

    Amnesty International: Legal and International Organizations Program Internship Program

    Law, international politics, international human rights law, international relations, intergovernmental organizations

    London, Geneva, New York / 6 months

    Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center

    Legal dispute / conflict resolution, Asian Pacific community development

    Los Angeles

    Center for Democracy and Technology

    Internet policy; "Cyber-liberties" advocacy, free expression and privacy in global communications technology

    Washington, D.C.

    Center for National Policy

    Public policy think tank; policy research

    Washington, D.C.

    CHIRLA: Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles

    Immigrant Rights Advocacy, Immigration Law

    Los Angeles

    Everett Public Service Internship

    Art, Education and Communications, Economic and Social Change, Environment and Health Advocacy, Social Justice and Human Rights

    *Note: Program currently not offered 

    Washington, D.C., New York City / 10 weeks

    Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR):

    -Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellowship (9-12 months) $1600 / mth. + benefits

    - IWPR/GW Fellowship in Women's Public Policy Research $10,000 stipend and tuition and fees for graduate study at George Washington University

    Equal opportunity, economic and social justice for women

    Washington, D.C.

    New Voices National Fellowship Program: Ford Foundation and Academy for Educational Development-

    Foreign policy, international economic policy, peace and security, international human rights, women's rights, racial justice, migrant and refugee rights

    U.S.

    Parliamentary Monitoring Group, South Africa

    Democracy, Policy, Law

    Cape Town, South Africa

    Political Campaign Interns: Search Government internships under Bruin View

    Campaign development

    Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and California

    American Friends Service Committee

    Multiple internships for college students interested in social and economic justice, peacebuilding, international diplomacy

    Pennsylvania, U.S.

    Rock the Vote

    Voting outreach

    Los Angeles

    SAJE: Strategic Action for a Just Economy

    Poor and working class people's rights

    Los Angeles

    Transparency International

    Transparency, Democratic governance

    Berlin, Germany

    U.S. Department of State Internship Program

    Business or Public Administration, Social Work, Economics, Information Management, Journalism, and the Biological and Physical Sciences

    Washington, D.C. or at Embassies / Consulates abroad / 1 semester or summer

    Women in International Security

    International Affairs, Gender Issues, Security

    Global

    11. Websites with Convenient Links

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Alumni Profile Spotlights

  • Nebila Abdulmelik

    MA '07

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: Use the degree and exposure as a starting point for further learning and understanding of the most pressing issues. Understand the differences between theory and practice. Be open. Travel. Question and challenge.

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    Nicole Abeckett

    BA '03

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: Be a citizen of the world. It is greatly rewarding. Get out and live in another country that challenges your comfort level. Your perspective on human relations will become greatly enriched. Most importantly - learn another language!!!

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  • John Arboleda

    BA '96

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: I would encourage students to become truly global. One is not born global but becomes global, and it is vital that we understand the world in which we live in. And, to do so requires that we

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    Natalya Berenshteyn

    BA '07

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: Focus less on classroom learning and more on learning out in the real world. Study abroad. Intern. Use college as a platform to explore interesting hands-on opportunities.

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  • Tiffany Cantrell-Warren

    BA '06, MA '16

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: International Development Studies is a very unique major that can prepare you for multiple careers that require critical thinking, creativity, and cultural sensitivity. I took my degree to a hospital in the US (national, healthcare, nonprofits)

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    Rafael Cardona

    BA '96

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: Travel as much as possible and take yourself out of your comfort zone as often as you can. These practices will enable you to understand the world better and give you fresh perspectives about where humanity has

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  • Sarah Chenault

    MA '11

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: Be involved with your cohort! What they are studying is pertinent to your experience as a graduate student and developing professional relationships after your program.

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    Aerin Cho

    BA '08

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: As broad as the field of international development is, there are so many opportunities and you will never be bored in it (if not overwhelmed with amount of information). What I found helpful for myself is

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  • Cecily Couture

    BA '06

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: Take all the classes you can! Don't just do the bare minimum to graduate. There is such a wealth of knowledge there that you can draw on in your future endeavors! Go to office hours when

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    Karla Galdamez

    MA '03

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: I'm so happy that I chose to attend UCLA and study Latin American studies. The degree provided me with opportunities to examine the world from a broad range of perspectives. Because of the degree I feel

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  • Alejandro Garcia

    BA '11

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: Go to office hours! Letters of recommendation will are crucial for future applications so build relationships with your professors early! Study abroad and consider double majoring.

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    Gayle Gienger

    BA '03

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: Spend some time abroad! It is an incredible, eye-opening, soul-searching experience. Go at least for a semester, a year if you can. Consider going to a smaller city - it's easier to integrate into the local

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  • Kimberly Grano

    BA '15

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: If you can't get away for a quarter during the school year because of work or campus activities, make the most of your summers! Some of my favorite memories from my four years as a UCLA

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    Kaitlin Highstreet

    BA '15

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: Make the most of your time here! It really goes so quickly and the opportunities for learning and having fun are incredible. Work hard, but remember that you learn so much out of the classroom and

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  • Zachary Jarvinen

    BA '06

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: Get out there and DO STUFF. Bring things to completion, whether in your own hood, or internationally. You can come back to your friends and family (no ones getting married that quick in the 21st century),

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    Kristin Kalla

    MA '92

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: Find a supportive mentor, take risks, travel and volunteer, be a positive role model, stay humble and motivate others.

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  • Kalani Matthew-James Wonyou Kim

    BA '11, MA '14

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: Use your time wisely and don't let the opportunities that present themselves to you to slip through your fingers. Be proud of your accomplishments that have made you a Bruin and always be an excellent representative

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    Nancy Knowles

    BA '90

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: Get a degree in a field you like and are good at. The type of bachelor's degree doesn't matter too much to most employers and graduate schools. Many like the breadth of a degree in one

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  • Tanya Lara

    BA '07

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: Definitely study abroad - even if it's just for a summer term. There is nothing better for the development of your language skills and cultural awareness than being immersed into your country/region of study.

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    J. Eric Lomeli

    BA '00, MA '02

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: First, dedicate yourself into learning a wide perspective, then narrow down your focus to become an expert.

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  • Emily Marsh

    BA '09

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: An international degree is one of the most well-rounded and relevant degrees you can earn today. The Global Studies major, in particular, examines the every day trends and movements of today's world with a strong ties

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    Angela Mc Duffie

    BA '10

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: Never think that you will be limited to what you learn in school. Remember that what you may think is useless now will become helpful one day and make a huge impression on someone. UCLA is

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  • Laurel McAndrews

    BA '07

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: Take advantage of ALL UCLA resources while you are there. Take as many classes as you can and be sure to utilize the UCLA Career Center BEFORE you graduate. It costs money to use it afterwards!

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    Ray Minjares

    BA '02

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: Definitely do a semester or year abroad through EAP. This changed my life. Take classes that interest you, and think outside the box. Don't get buried in books. Go have fun.

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  • Caley Moffatt

    BA '14

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: Travel, expand your worldview, and examine different cultures. The Global Studies Travel Study program in Paris was one of the most memorable parts of my time at UCLA. Also, writing a senior thesis was by far

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    Conor Moore

    BA '10

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: Go to office hours! Meet your professors and develop those professional connections that you will need whether you decide to pursue graduate studies or jump straight into the workforce. Spend time with your peers and colleagues

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  • Ben Moore

    BA '10

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: Pursue some of the more unique niches within UCLA's expansive course offerings; follow your heart and give your all. Take chances and enter every experience with a positive attitude. Don't forget to have a sense of

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    Gael Murphy

    MA '82

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: Apply a human rights framework to what you choose to do and where you choose to do it!

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  • Jennifer Patton

    BA '11

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: Take advantage of the opportunity to participate in travel study programs and other study abroad opportunities. Also explore the wonderful language programs at UCLA, which offer many courses that cross over with the Global Studies major.

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    Jessica Salgado

    BA '10

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: Develop strong study habits; go to office hours; develop relationships with Professors and Teaching Assistants, and fellow classmates; be the first to say, "hello!"; challenge yourself to step out of your comfort zone; expose yourself to

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