The RGK Global Fellowships provide financial assistance to graduate students at The University of Texas at Austin who choose to pursue an international internship placement with an NGO or nonprofit outside of the U.S. The award provides up to $5,000 to help defray living and travel costs associated with international internship opportunities in the summer of 2024. Students are responsible for securing their own internship.
Funding is available to continuing UT Austin graduate students who plan to enroll in Fall 2024 semester courses. Students graduating in May 2024 are not eligible.
Applicants do not need to receive course credit for the internship to qualify for the fellowship.
Applications will open January 5th, 2024 and close March 8th, 2024.
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Curtis W. Meadows, Jr. Social Enterprise Fellows are teams of nonprofit management consultants, delivering research to nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to advance important capacity building and mission driven work. Graduate students from multiple disciplines such as Business, Public Affairs, Engineering and Latin American Studies work together to advance a project determined by the client NGO. Deliverables can cover a variety of areas including program evaluation and sustainability, communications and marketing, human resources, finance and strategy. The course includes two-weeks of intensive field research with the NGO client. Fellows receive travel stipends to help defray the costs of international travel.
Spring 2024 Meadows Opportunity: Applications of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence to Policy in Texas and Japan
Course Number & Unique Number: PA 325 (59184) & PA 388K (59374)
Day & Time: Mondays, 6-9 p.m.
Professor: Dr. David Eaton
This course is a joint class between The University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin) and Hiroshima University (HU), with graduate students and faculty from both Texas and Japan. The course has two goals: (a) address applications of data science (DS) and artificial intelligence (AI) to policy in Texas and Japan and (b) prepare UT-Austin students for funded field internships in Japan in Summer 2024 that will address data science and artificial intelligence applications in Japan. The course will prepare UT-Austin students for fieldwork during Summer 2024 at either Hiroshima University (HU) in Higashi-Hiroshima, Japan or at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) of Hayama, Kanagawa, near Tokyo, Japan. HU is interested in educating their students and those of UT-Austin on DS AI applications. IGES seeks to train UT-Austin students to address climate-related issues, such as evaluation of co-benefits of municipal climate response plans. Descriptions of HU and IGES priorities are described below. Funds available from Texas Global, HU and IGES to support a minimum of ten students, each for a minimum of six weeks of field research in Japan in Summer 2024. Travel for an internship in Japan with financial support is possible, but no travel is necessary for the student to complete all requirements for credit for the course.
Students in the class will learn how to:
- Work effectively as a member of a team in an international setting to provide quality outcomes
- Prepare for fieldwork in a project in Japan
- Develop skills to accomplish the intended technical tasks
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One of the most productive elements of U.S.-Mexican relations has been trans-boundary environmental quality, particularly between Texas and its four neighboring Mexican states of Tamaulipas, Nuevo León, Coahuila, and Chihuahua. The U.S. and Mexico signed the 1983 La Paz Agreement to protect and improve the environment in the border area. The two nations have worked together effectively, with renewed energy after the signing of the United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement to reduce air pollution and water pollution, dispose solid and hazardous waste adequately, and improve air and water quality along the border. One of the reasons for the success in reducing pollution and improving ambient environmental quality along the Texas-Mexico border is the close cooperation between Texas and its Mexican border states through initiatives such as Border 2020 and now Border 2025. Texas has taken a leadership role by partnering with EPA to lead binational efforts in the Four State Regional Workgroup (Texas, Coahuila, Nuevo León and Tamaulipas) and the Three State Regional Workgroup (Texas, New Mexico and Chihuahua). TCEQ cooperates with counterparts of the four neighboring Mexican states to improve and promote bilateral cooperation on shared environmental matters such as monitoring air quality and water quality, sustainable waste management and emergency response issues.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will assist each intern to identify an assignment addressing trans-boundary environmental management between Mexico and the USA. Mexican governmental agencies (federal, state, and local), as well as Mexican universities and non-governmental organizations, may also assist in defining assignments, as appropriate.
- Students will be eligible to receive one of several $4,000 scholarships plus potential additional funding through Texas Global and/or their home department.
- Fluency in Spanish is required.
- Students may indicate a preference to work at the U.S./Mexico border (i.e. El Paso, Brownsville) instead of traveling to Mexico.
Applications accepted until all spots are filled. These internships are offered through the Global Career Launch Program with Texas Global.
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