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US - History 9 Interview Project 2019: JOB DESCRIPTIONS

2019 Update

Read and then select one of the following jobs for which you believe your interview figure is uniquely qualified.  You must fully understand the job description in order to demonstrate to your interviewer that your figure is the right person for the job.

Intergovernmental Agency

 

Chief of Humanitarian Mission for Global Education - Education Cannot Wait

Reporting to the Education Director, the Chief of Humanitarian Mission for Global Education oversees UNICEFs presence, partnerships, external relations and donor engagement in Geneva to mobilize political commitment, funding opportunities for education in emergencies and protracted crisis in support of children globally.

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. And we never give up. Education Cannot Wait (ECW) is the first global multilateral fund dedicated to supporting education for children and youth in countries affected by wars, disasters, and crises. For more information, visit this link.

If you have a strong background in human rights and have influenced others in the fields of philosophy, education, and/or human development, please send a cover letter explaining your qualifications, personal philosophy, and reason for applying. A detailed resume or CV, including a list of several references who have influenced you and upon whom you had a strong influence is required

University Professor and Researcher

Head Lecturer & Researcher - University of California, Berkley

The University of California was founded in 1868, born out of a vision in the State Constitution of a university that would "contribute even more than California's gold to the glory and happiness of advancing generations." With 184 academic departments and programs and 8 current Nobel Laureates on faculty, our university offers exciting, world-class education and research opportunities for the brightest minds in any field. The Free Speech Movement, wetsuits, a treatment for malaria and earthquake science. You might be surprised to learn what Berkeley has contributed to the world!

For more information, visit this link.

If you have a strong background in a major field of study and have influenced other important academics, thinkers, or researchers, please send a cover letter explaining your qualifications, personal philosophy, and reason for applying. A detailed resume or CV, including a list of several references who have influenced you and upon whom you had a strong influence is required

 

Political Office

White House/10 Downing Street Chief of Staff

 

The duties of the White House or UK Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff vary greatly in each administration, according to the needs and desires of each president. The position typically plays both a managerial and advisory role that encompasses several important functions

:

  • Select and supervise key White House/Downing Street staff
  • Control access to the office and the president or Prime Minister
  • Manage communications and information flow
  • Negotiate with Congress or Parliament, executive branch agencies, and external political groups to implement the leader’s agenda.

Both the current US President and the UK Prime Minister face major, immediate challenges in both internal and external politics. Choose one specific challenge, and connect your past work and influence to your proposed solutions to said challenged.

If you can help either leader shape an agenda to forge a better future based on your strengths and background, please apply by sending a cover letter explaining your qualifications, personal philosophy, and reason for applying. A detailed resume or CV, including a list of several references who have influenced you and upon whom you had a strong influence is required.

Governmental Agency

Research Fellowship - European Space Agency

The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe's gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe's space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.

ESA's postdoctoral Research Fellowship programme (RF) aims to offer young scientists and engineers the possibility for two years to carry out research in a variety of disciplines related to space science, space applications or space technology. Applicants must have recently attained their doctorate in a field closely connected to space activities or had a powerful impact on science more broadly, including on colleagues both near and far and the development of new knowledge.

For more information, visit this link.

If you have a strong background in science or have influenced others in the fields of philosophy and mathematics, please send a cover letter explaining your qualifications, personal philosophy, and reason for applying. A detailed resume or CV, including a list of several references who have influenced you and upon whom you had a strong influence is required.

Public Figure

TED Speaker

 

At TED, we search year-round for speakers who will inform and inspire, surprise and delight. Our presenters run the world's most admired companies and design its best-loved products; they invent world-changing devices and create ground-breaking media. TED also seeks out emerging artists, scientists and thinkers, introducing them to the TED community well before they hit the mainstream.

Collectively, TED speakers have won every major prize awarded for excellence, including the Nobel, Pritzker, Fields, Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy, Emmy, Tony and MacArthur "genius" grant.

For more information, visit this link.

 

If you have powerful, world-changing ideas and have influenced other important leaders or thinkers, please send a cover letter explaining your qualifications, personal philosophy, and reason for applying. A detailed resume or CV, including a list of several references who have influenced you and upon whom you had a strong influence is required

Newspaper Columnist

Opinion Writer - The Independent

 

The Independent is a major British newspaper headquartered in London, and we seek an experienced, influential thinker to provide liberal or conservative commentary on current events for publication in print or online. We aspire to provide a balanced take on news, with an edge. Our columnists are thought leaders with strong voices and views, but are not simply echoing other voices heard throughout media.

 

For more information, visit this link.

 

If you have powerful, world-changing ideas and have influenced other important leaders or thinkers, please send a cover letter explaining your qualifications, personal philosophy, and reason for applying. Please note if you consider yourself a conservative or liberal thinker, and why, using details from your life experience and/or published work. A detailed resume or CV, including a list of several references who have influenced you and upon whom you had a strong influence is required

Chief Operating Officer - Corporation

Chief Operating Officer - Royal Dutch Shell

We are a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with an average of 86,000 employees in more than 70 countries. We use advanced technologies and take an innovative approach to help build a sustainable energy future. Shell is an international energy company that aims to meet the world’s growing need for more and cleaner energy solutions in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible.

Specifically, Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies. Our operations are divided into our businesses: Upstream, Integrated Gas and New Energies, Downstream. Our Projects & Technology organisation manages the delivery of Shell’s major projects and drives our research and innovation.

For more information, visit this link.

If you have a strong background in science or have influenced others in the fields of leadership, economics, or ethical philosophy, please send a cover letter explaining your qualifications, personal philosophy, and reason for applying. A detailed resume or CV, including a list of several references who have influenced you and upon whom you had a strong influence is required.

Barista

Barista

 

Zurich based coffee shop MAME is world-renowned for sourcing the finest fair-trade coffee beans, roasting them perfectly, and using the latest in filter coffee technology to pour the perfect cup. A salon for the 21st century, MAME welcomes intellectuals, artists, hipsters, and posers alike into its doors for coffee, conversation, and a revolution of flavor and thought.

 

A barista must be a conversationalist, well-versed in ideas, philosophy, politics, and aesthetics. Beyond a strong technical grasp, making each MAME coffee shop a safe haven to explore ideals and values in conversation is central to the barista’s mission.

 

For more information, visit this link.

 

If you have are a careful host and an intellectual thought leader, please send a cover letter explaining your qualifications, personal philosophy, and reason for applying. A detailed resume or CV, including a list of several references who have influenced you and upon whom you had a strong influence is required.

Free Choice

If you have an idea for an organization or a job to which you wish to apply as your chosen historical figure, please review this Job Finding Tips Lesson and then speak to your teacher and have your idea approved. Get creative!

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