The Catholic Relief Services IDFP provides an overseas opportunity to those interested in careers in international relief and development with a faith-based organization. Fellows increase their overseas experience and gain project management skills as they contribute to the work of Catholic Relief Services. More than 80% of IDFP participants go on to become program managers with CRS. These 10-month fellowship opportunities are based overseas in one of our country programs. Fellows experience different facets of running a CRS program overseas. They are exposed to project management, business development, budgeting, working with donors, working with partners, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting.
While we are unable to make a visit to your campus this fall, we would like to offer interested students the opportunity to participate in an on-line information session hosted by our team. We will be hosting two types of online info sessions this fall:
Open webinars for anyone interested in the IDFP. These webinars will take place during specific dates & times in October & November. See the flyer with more information, including the schedule for the open webinars.
Individualized webinars for specific universities, graduate programs, or classes with 10 or more students interested in the IDFP.
These online information sessions are usually 30-45 minutes long. They are designed as interactive sessions where we discuss the program, provide application tips and answer questions regarding the application process, the fellowship year and a career with CRS. It would be great if you spread the word about our program amongst your other RPCVs as well.
There are two Peace Corps recruiting events scheduled in September that you might enjoy attending:
September 22nd: Hispanic Heritage Month Diversity Dinner at Cantina Tortilla Grill in Birmingham: Go to the link to rsvp http://www.peacecorps.gov/volunteer/learn/meet/events/21112/
September 23rd: A screening of the movie “Girl Rising” from 4:30pm to 7pm in Ryals Hall Rm. 407. We will begin the film about 4:50pm to give people time to get in and settled with food and to leave time for Q&A at the end. For information and to rsvp: http://www.peacecorps.gov/volunteer/learn/meet/events/21065/
It is not too early to think about gifts for stocking stuffers/teacher and/or family and PC colleagues. We have the international calendars for 2016. These are our only fundraiser and any profits are used to support Peace Corps Partnership Projects or our own Alabama pcvs in their service projects or care packages. Everyday has a special holiday to celebrate with our friends around the world. This is a “happiness” gift.
Countries featured this year include: Mozambique, Namibia, Moldova, Jordan, Peru, Sierra Leone Ecuador, Thailand Tanzania, Ethiopia, Poland, Mexico and Turkey.
Calendars are $10 each or $8 each if you order 10 or more. As they have cost us more this year, we will have to charge for shipping if we can’t get them to you in person. ($2.50 for 1-3, $5.00 for 4 or more). Email Kathy Angus (firstname.lastname@example.org). Let her know how many you would like and she will get them to you.
August 1st Lake Party
The Greater Birmingham Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (GBRPCV) are co-hosting a delightful summer lake party on Smith Lake on Saturday, August 1, 2015 with Southeastern Outings. You are hereby invited to attend! You are also welcome to invite friends and family members you think would enjoy this event.
The goals of this party are to offer all participants a relaxing, fun day of lakeside activities and to provide information on the Peace Corps to those party participants interested in learning more about the Peace Corps. We are hopeful that some who attend will eventually submit their applications to serve as Peace Corps Volunteers overseas.
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