Candidates sought for Luce program internships in Asia


The Center for International Studies (CIS) has set a November 27 deadline for applications to the Luce Scholars Program.

The program places young scholars from a wide variety of fields in 10-month internships throughout Asia. Past assignments have been in diverse settings, including an architect's office, a newspaper, a forestry project, a family planning center, a hospital and local government agencies. The program is aimed specifically at those with no prior experience in Asia.

The program is open to seniors, graduate students, recent graduates and junior faculty who are American citizens. Applicants must be less than 30 years of age on September 1, 2001, and hold at least a bachelor's degree. Applicants must be in good physical and emotional health.

MIT faculty members are urged to nominate former students with records of outstanding achievements. This year, MIT is eligible to nominate three applicants.

Application forms may be picked up at CIS headquarters, Rm E38-651. For additional information, contact William Keller, executive director of CIS, at x3-9861 or Laurie Scheffler at x3-3121.

Luce Scholarships are funded by the Luce Foundation, established in 1936 by the late Henry Luce, co-founder and editor-in-chief of Time, Inc. Mr. Luce, who was born in China, created the foundation as a tribute to his missionary parents.������

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on October 4, 2000.


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