The Alliance is pleased to announce that we will convene two Advocacy Days in Washington in 2013:
- An Appropriations Advocacy Day (February 27-28); and
- A J-1 Advocacy Day (May 1-2).
Intrax Cultural Exchange, based in San Francisco, CA, is seeking a Director of Employer Relations for its Work and Travel program. Details on the position are below:
The Alliance is pleased to announce that its 2012 Membership Meeting will be held October 23-24 in Washington, DC, at the Washington Embassy Row Hotel.
The full agenda for the 2012 Membership Meeting will be announced as soon as possible. The Membership Meeting is reserved for Alliance Full and Partner Members only.
Two Alliance members, AIESEC United States and IREX, are currently hiring. Details on the available positions are below.
The Alliance is very pleased to welcome our new Administrative Intern, Sergei Klindukhov. Sergei's internship will focus on nonprofit administration, with a special focus on financial management. He will also be involved in Alliance events and other special projects. With his academic background in international relations and his interest in the field of international exchange, we are particularly happy to have Sergei join our team.
On Alliance Advocacy Day, Nancy Neill, vice president of the Fulbright Association, walked into the office of Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA), armed with her status as a constituent and an Alliance position paper on maintaining robust funding for State Department exchanges. She walked out with something else: a commitment from Rep. Johnson’s office to lead a Congressional sign-on letter supporting exchange funding.
The Alliance is working with Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA)’s office to send a Congressional sign-on letter to House appropriators in support of robust exchange program funding in FY 2013, and we need to gather as many signatures for this letter as possible by COB Friday!
Please act now and write your Representative! Using the below link, urge him or her to sign Rep. Johnson’s letter in support of flat funding for Department of State exchanges at $598 million in FY 2013:
For the 12th consecutive year, the Alliance convened its members for a concerted advocacy effort on behalf of international exchange programs. The Alliance’s annual Advocacy Day—February 29 and March 1 in Washington, DC—featured 72 participants from 26 member organizations, representing 25 States and the District of Columbia. They visited 94 Congressional offices and, while most everyone met with legislative staff members handling foreign policy issues, a handful of participants actually got to speak with their members of Congress.