2009 IARU Summer Exchange Fellowships

2009 Summer Exchange Fellowships now available through the Yale Office of Sustainability

The Yale Office of Sustainability is accepting applications for summer exchange fellowships through membership in the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU). Four Sustainability Fellows will spend the summer working on targeted campus sustainability projects at participating IARU institutions around the world. While projects will be institution-specific, they are developed with the intention that lessons learned that can be applied at both the home and the host institution. Student foci can cover a broad range of disciplines ranging from the arts to engineering.

Participating Institutions

- Australia National University
– ETH Zurich
– University of Copenhagen
– Oxford University
– University of Singapore
– University of Tokyo

Timeline

March 1 Applications due
March 30 Fellows selected
June 1 – August 1 Fellowships abroad

Funding

The fellowship includes a stipend to cover the cost of airfare and food. Housing is provided by the host institution. Fellows are expected to join the Office of Sustainability team as research assistants for the 2009-2010 academic year.

Eligibility

The fellowship is open to Yale undergraduate and graduate students who will return for the full 2009-2010 academic year.

Application process

Interested applicants should submit a résumé, cover letter, and essay (500 words or less) describing how this opportunity fits into their studies and will add to the work being done by the Yale Office of Sustainability. Top candidates will be granted interviews. Finalists will be matched with projects and institutions based upon skills, interests, and background. Please submit application materials to sustainability@yale.edu. Please call 203.436.3571 with questions or concerns.

Undergraduates who are eligible for financial aid may qualify for additional funding through the international summer award: http://www.yale.edu/yalecollege/international/funding/isa/index.html

Green Fashion: Bottlecap Earrings

Welcome to my first podcast – in this video, I will show you how you can make  bottle caps into trendy fashion accessories (namely,  earrings). Just to let you know, my head gets cut off halfway through the video – I guess I need to get a camera crew!

Enjoy!

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