Multiple Internship Opportunities with the Atlantic Counsel

Internship Opportunites

The Atlantic Council offers full and part-time internships in the fall,
spring and summer for undergraduates, graduate students, and recent
graduates who are interested in gaining practical experience in public
policy. Interns participate in a variety of activities that support
individual programs and divisions, including research, writing, event
management and project development.

Internship Areas:

Atlantic Council 50 Year History Project
Program on Global Business and Economics

Program on International Security
Executive Office
South Asia Center
Program on Transatlantic Relations
Asia Program
Ansari Africa Center
Energy and Environment Program
Editorial Offices
Office of Development and External Relations
Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East
Patriciu Eurasia Center
Young Atlanticist Program
Office of Development and External Relations – Events
Office of Development and External Relations – Public Affairs


  • Must be at least a college junior in good standing, an advanced student or a recent graduate.
  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or equivalent from a non-U.S. institution.
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States.

Application Deadlines:

The Atlantic Council accepts incoming applications during the time frames listed below.

Period of Internship:

Closing Deadline for Applications:

Summer Semester 2011 May 15, 2011
Fall Semester 2011 August 15, 2011
Spring Semester 2012 December 15, 2011

To apply for an internship with the Council, please submit all materials to
We do not accept direct mailings, faxed materials or in-person paper
submissions with the exception of letters of recommendation.

Please note that a complete application will require the following supplemental materials:

  1. A cover letter expressing your interest and experience.
  2. A resume or curriculum vitae.
  3. A brief writing sample of 1000 words or less.
  4. Unofficial academic transcripts from undergraduate and graduate studies.

All internships are unpaid.

College vs. Real World: The Stats Might Shock You

do you feel about leaving college and entering the real world? Those
who have already entered the real world, what are some other differences
we can expect?

Source: A Hire Calling (

do you feel about leaving college and entering the real world? Those
who have already entered the real world, what are some other differences
we can expect?

Source: A Hire Calling (

MedEdPORTAL Opens Call for Poster Presentations at 2011 AAMC Annual Meeting

AAMC Releases New and Improved Version of MedEdPORTAL

The AAMC released a new and improved version of
MedEdPORTAL, the association’s free, peer-reviewed publication service
for educational resources and related content.

website was re-engineered to maximize user experience, streamline the
publication process, and lay the technical foundation for upcoming
expansion into the arenas of content development and continuing
education, and performance improvement. Once the innovative concept is
fully realized, multiple data- and service-driven programs will be
delivered in a single, integrated portal that will cover the continuum
of health education.

AAMC Chief Academic Officer, John E.
Prescott, MD, notes “MedEdPORTAL has played an increasingly prominent
role in the education of the healthcare provider of tomorrow. I have no
doubt that these new enhancements will result in significant benefits to
students and educators, and ultimately improve the health of the

The complete overhaul aims to raise the MedEdPORTAL
website to market standard – infusing it with modern functionality such
as real-time sharing streams. The new structure also aims to accommodate
partnerships with the remaining allied health professions to further
drive inter-professionalism and innovation in health education – as
currently experienced with the oral health extension in conjunction with
the American Dental Education Association (ADEA).

MedEdPORTAL Opens Call for Poster Presentations at 2011 AAMC Annual Meeting

All MedEdPORTAL users* are invited to submit a
proposal for a scholarly poster that describes the identification,
adaptation, and implementation of a published MedEdPORTAL resource that
addresses the future of academic medicine. Please use the fields below
to enter a proposal for a poster presentation to be held at the 2011
MedEdPORTAL Poster Session and Reception on Modernizing Medicine at the
AAMC Annual Meeting.  Each proposal abstract should be no more than 500
words and should have the following headings as categorized below:
Introduction, Publication Description, Methods, Results, and Summary
Points. Usage or outcomes data is preferred but not required. *Note – authors and co-authors are discouraged from submitting a proposal based upon their personal publications.

To submit a proposal for a poster presentation, please visit: Submit a Poster Presentation .

Proposals are due by September 2, 2011 at 5:00pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

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Generics Get New FDA Approval Process

Generics Get New FDA Approval Process
By Linda A. Johnson, AP Business Writer
Manufacturing.Net – July 25, 2011

Generic drugs go through what the Food and Drug Administration calls an abbreviated approval process.

But it takes three times as long as FDA reviews of new experimental
drugs because of the sheer volume of applications, many of which are
submitted years before the original drug’s patent will expire.

Because so many widely used drugs are approaching the end of their
patents, there are now more than 2,400 generic drug applications
awaiting FDA approval.

Generic drugs are comparable to brand-name “innovator” drugs in
performance, intended use, strength, dosage form, route of
administration and quality. Because of that, their effectiveness and
safety aren’t tested in animals and people.

Instead, the manufacturer must prove scientifically that a generic
drug performs the same as the original one in people, meaning the same
amount of active ingredients enters the bloodstream in the same amount
of time. Often, that’s done by giving a few dozen healthy volunteers the
generic drug, then taking repeated blood samples to test the level of
the drug over time.

FDA staff also review chemistry and sterility data on the proposed
generic, plus information that would go on the detailed package insert,
and inspect the factory where it would be made.

Generics cannot come to market unless the “innovator” drug’s patent
has expired or, as happens increasingly, a generic company challenges
the patent in court and proves it is in some way invalid. In those
cases, the generic company winning the lawsuit gets to have the sole
generic drug on the market for a six-month exclusivity period. After
that, other companies whose applications are approved by the FDA can
market their own generic versions.

Keith Webber, acting director of FDA’s Office of Generic Drugs, says
his office has been getting about 850 applications a year —
about 10 times the number of new drug applications submitted —
and expects to top 850 this year.

Many are duplicates of the same innovator drug filed by different
generic drugmakers, or different dosage forms. Some have been reviewed
and sent back to the applicant because of deficiencies, he said.

“We do prioritize the review of applications where there is no
generic yet on the market,” Webber said. “It’s extremely rare” to not
have a generic approved by the time the original drug’s patent expires.

Given the usual back and forth between FDA reviewers and companies, average approval time is 30 months.

“We’re working to shorten that, looking for efficiencies and
additional resources,” Webber said. “I hesitate to say we don’t have a
problem, because we are short on staff.”

For that reason, the FDA is planning to charge fees for reviewing
applications for generic medicines, as it does for new prescription
drugs, to help pay for more staff.

Tips For Coming Out At Work –

Posted on
Friday, July 22, 2011 1:53:56 PM GMT

Same-sex couples about to get married in New York are going to see
their lives change in more ways than just the legal ability to call
their partners, husband or wife.  Many of those changes are going to
become evident in the workplace, as gay and lesbians look to share their
special news with co-workers and even introduce their spouses during company functions. 

new york gay pride bloomberg

For those who have been openly honest about their relationships, this
may not be a problem, but for those who have been secretive about their
sexual orientation, the idea of coming out at work might be
frightening.  Here are some tips to make it easier:

Know Who You Are.  “You always have to manage your brand whether you are gay, lesbian, straight, bi-sexual or transgender,” said Connie Thanasoulis-Cerrachio, a career expert with  “You always have to be professional first.”

If you have been thinking of coming out to co-workers, it is
important that you are able to live in your own skin.  Riley Folds is
the founder of Out For Work, a national non-profit dedicated to
educating and empowering LGBTQ students to transition from academia to
the workplace

“There have been students who are strong LGBTQ group leaders and have
experience in public speaking, but are afraid of putting it on their
resume, because it is LGBTQ related,” Folds said.  “If you don’t do
that, you are competing against other candidates without showing all
your strengths and you are discrediting your experiences.”

Folds believes you should strongly identify with what you are and
should be able to speak to it on an interview.  Being able to strongly
identify with being gay will make it easier to share that with those you
work closely with on a daily basis. 

Know The Organization.  Folds adds that it is
important to do your homework and learn about the organization’s
attitudes toward LGBTQ individuals.  “Is the company LGBTQ inclusive; do
they have Employee Resource Groups
for LGBTQ employees; do they support initiatives or take part in any
advocacy for these groups,” Folds explains.  “Know the background of the
company before you determine how you want to go about making the

Take Baby Steps.  Folds suggests testing the waters a
bit, whether it means checking into health benefits or putting a
picture of your significant other on your desk.  If you want to start
telling people, Thanasoulis-Cerrachio suggests going to Human Resources
first or a close friend at work and then asking for their advice on how
to tell others.  Chances are, telling one person might do the trick. 
Office gossip moves fast, so you may not have to work hard at all in
coming out.

Just Make It Part of The Conversation.  If someone
asks you how your day went, career experts say the best way to bring it
up is to just tell the truth – a gay man might simply state, “I went out
with my husband to a great new steakhouse that opened up in my

Thanasoulis-Cerrachio believes no one should have to stress about the
situation.  “If something joyous happens in your life, you should be
able to tell people,” she said.  “Just introduce it into casual
conversation.  The longer you wait, the more the situation becomes
bigger than it really should be.”

Don’t Make It About You.  The company party
is a great place to meet the significant others of your co-workers and
you should be able to bring your husband or wife as someone involved in a
gay marriage, but don’t make a big showing of it. 
Thanasoulis-Cerrachio stresses that you should just mention you will be
bringing your partner to your manager before the event.  “I was going to
bring Diane,” she offers.  “Is that ok.  I’d love for you to meet her.”

By bringing it up at a company event, you also run the risk of
damaging your career and not for the reasons you think.  “You are
working every day with your colleagues and building relationships with
them, but you have held this back from them,” Folds explains.  “Some
people might see it as a form of betrayal and that could hurt your
team’s productivity.  It might be better to tell them before the event.”

Do Your Job.  At the end of the day, work is about
getting work done.  “The company wants to make money,” Folds said. 
That’s the bottom line.  If you can help them make money that should be
all that matters.” 

–Jon Minners,

If you have any questions, please contact Sara at

Assistant Director of Nursing-PCU/ACU-full time-Chippenham Campus( Job Number: 00035-15573a)

Assistant Director of Nursing-PCU/ACU-full time-Chippenham Campus(

Job Number:


Work Location

: United States-Virginia-Richmond-CJW Medical Center – Richmond


: Full-time




The Assistant Director of Nursing is responsible for the following job duties:
  •  Supervises departmental personnel in a manner staff achieve their potential as members of an effective team. 
  • Manages all direct and indirect nursing care given to the patients within the department to ensure optimal patient care.      
  • Communicates effectively, both verbally and written, with all members of the healthcare team, customers and key stakeholders.
  • Contributes to development, implementation and monitoring of operational
    and capital budgets to ensure sound fiscal management of the
    department.  Manages departmental supplies and equipment in a cost
    effective manner.
  • Assists the Director of in the continual assessment and
    improvement of the department’s performance through monitoring and
    advancement of nursing quality and patient safety.  Compiles and
    analyzes data in a systematic method that effectively identifies
    opportunities and measures improvement. 
  • Serves as a professional role model for the Nursing Team.
  • Pursues own professional growth through continuing education, participation in a professional organization and inservices.
  • Actively participates in Hospital and community activities to
    promote the role of the professional nurse  to recruit and retain staff
    as well as market organizational services.




Required – Three years of current critical care experience
in nursing in which leadership and management abilities have been
Preferred – Three years of current critical care experience
in nursing with participation in formal leadership roles including
Supervisor/Management experience.
Required –         Graduate of an accredited Nursing School
and Current Virginia State licensure by the State Board of Nursing as a
Registered Professional Nurse
Preferred –        BSN

Apply here:

Registered Nurse ( RN ) – Telephonic Case Manager – Coventry Health Care

Job Description

Telphonic Case Manager is responsible for telephonically assessing,
planning, implementing and coordinating all case management activities
associated with an injured employee to evaluate the medical and
disability needs of an injured worker and facilitate the patient’s
appropriate and timely return to work.  Acts as a liaison with
patient/family, employer, provider(s), insurance companies, and
healthcare personnel.


– Works telephonically with workers’ compensation patients,
employers, providers, and claims adjusters to coordinate and assure
proper delivery and oversight of medical and disability services.–
Performs pre-certification process for prescribed treatment by gathering
relevant data and information through clinical interviews with the
injured employee, provider(s), and the employer.

– Evaluates and coordinates medical and rehabilitative services using
cost containment strategies.  Plans a proactive course of action to
address issues presented to enhance the injured employee’s short- and
long-term outcomes.

– Assesses and identifies barriers to recovery; determines goals,
objectives, and potential alternatives to care.  Works as an advocate to
promote the injured employee’s best interest, addressing treatment
alternatives, coordination of quality, cost effective health care and
rehabilitative services.

– Assists the injured employee by providing medical and disability
education and coordinating on-site job analysis, work conditioning,
functional capacities, and ergonomic evaluations.

– Negotiates and assists employers with the development of
transitional sedentary or modified job duties based on the injured
employee’s functional capacity to ensure the injured employee’s safe and
timely return to work.

– Monitors, evaluates, and documents case management activities and
outcomes including, but not limited to, case management approaches, over
or under utilization, inappropriate care, effective treatment,
permanent or temporary loss of function, failed or premature return to
work, and non-compliance.

– Adheres to all appropriate privacy, security and confidentiality policies and procedures.

– Performs other duties as assigned. 

Job Requirements

– RN with current state license required. 

– Previous (3 or more years) general clinical experience required. 

– Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred. 

– CCM, CRRN, COHN, or CDMS eligibility or current certification
encouraged.  These designations are required where dictated by state

– Previous workers compensation, case management, utilization review or managed care experience preferred. 

– Strong problem solving and analytical skills. 

– Demonstrated communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills. 

About Coventry Health Care
Health Care is a national managed health care company based in Bethesda,
Maryland operating health plans, insurance companies, network rental
service companies, and worker’s compensation service companies. Coventry
provides a full range of risk and fee-based managed care products and
services, including HMO, PPO, POS, Medicare Advantage, Medicare
Prescription Drug Plans, Medicaid, Worker’s Compensation and Network
Rental to a broad cross section of employer and government-funded
groups, government agencies, and other insurance carriers in all 50
states as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

Coventry Health Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer.–RN—-Telephonic-Case-Manager-job

10 tips to using LinkedIn…For Physicians – from the AMA

10 tips to using LinkedIn

Many physicians create LinkedIn profiles and let them
sit stagnant. But social media experts say painting a fuller
professional online portrait is worth the effort.

By Pamela Lewis Dolan, amednews staff. Posted July 25, 2011.

The social networking site LinkedIn, launched in March
2003, predates such giants as Facebook and Twitter and even the fading
giant that is MySpace. It also predated those companies to Wall Street
riches, becoming the first to launch an initial public offering on May
19, with its stock jumping from an opening price of $45 to $122.70.

LinkedIn’s popularity — with its 100 million users and its investors
— stems from its focus on professional networking, with real people
putting their real résumés online and connecting with people with whom
they’ve done business. But physicians are considered one group of
professionals that has been slow to join. Or, like some users, they’ve
put up profiles and then let them remain there with no updating.

Experts say some physicians have been slow to adopt LinkedIn because
it doesn’t connect them directly with patients. If they’re not planning
to move or accept another job, they might not see the value in having
their information out there to link up with potential employers.

But experts say a LinkedIn profile is easy to start, maintain and
keep up with colleagues and news in the health industry. It’s also a way
to keep an ear to the ground for new opportunities and even new

So how does a physician get the most out of LinkedIn? Experts share their top 10 tips:

1. Maintain a current profile even if you’re not looking for a new job

Ed McEachern, vice president of MDSearch, an online jobs forum for
physicians, said maintaining an active profile helps keep you relevant.
It lets people know you are familiar with the latest technology or best
practices, and that you want to be a part of a larger community. If, in
the future, you find yourself looking for new job opportunities, you’ll
be in a better place because of the contacts you established.

2. Have a complete profile

Irene Koehler, a social media strategist from the San Francisco Bay
area, said physicians have the opportunity to “wow” her with their
profiles. But she’s often left with the perception that the physician is
either not at all tech-savvy or too lazy to finish what he or she has
started. Even if a physician has no plans to interact daily with other
LinkedIn users, having a complete profile will at least give people
general information. Completing the summary of qualifications and work
history, especially current information, will go a long way toward
sending the right message to anyone who comes across your profile page.

3. Don’t make the profile a cut-and-paste of your CV

McEachern said the profile, unlike a CV, should not include a list of
every journal article ever written, or a list of every job held if it’s
not relevant to your current career aspirations. It also needs to be
much briefer than a CV. Ashley Wendel, a physician executive coach from
San Diego, said a LinkedIn profile has to show who you are. Rather than
giving job titles, work on developing better descriptions of what you
do. Bryan Vartabedian, MD, a pediatric gastroenterologist at Texas
Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine, suggests looking at
profiles of physicians who have similar interests and career paths for
ideas on how to write your own.

4. Make your profile public

A privacy setting that a lot of people miss is one that allows your
profile to be made public, Koehler said. If the option is not clicked,
only your name and title will be visible to others who may be looking
for you. “Be found, and be fabulous,” Koehler says. Make your profile
easy to find and full of relevant information.

5. Recommend people for whom you would write a referral offline

Recommendations are like the new generation of references. On
LinkedIn, others in your network can write about your strengths and
their experience working with you. The people you recommend can reflect
on you, so be selective about whom you support. Write recommendations
only for those people you can vouch for and know well. Also, be
selective of which recommendations you post from others about yourself.
All referrals must be approved by you before they are posted, and no
rule says you have to post every one you receive. Include only those
that add value.

6. Avoid “referral swapping”

Like Facebook, LinkedIn has a “news feed” that alerts your network to
your online activities. So when you receive or send a recommendation,
your network will receive an alert about it.

Many times, Wendel said, LinkedIn users write a recommendation for
someone in hopes that person will return the favor — kind of an “I
scratch your back, you scratch mine.” It’s not a bad strategy for
avoiding the uncomfortable solicitation of someone from whom you want to
receive a recommendation. But if both parties post recommendations
within days of each other, news that they did so is broadcast to the
network. It simply looks bad, Wendel said. The recommendations easily
can be seen as a returned favor as opposed to true testimonials of
people who are highly regarded by their peers. Trading referrals isn’t
necessarily bad, but instead of both being written in a tight time
frame, Wendel recommends waiting a week or longer to post the referral,
or temporarily shut off your news feed, an option that will prevent your
activity from being broadcast to your network.

7. Develop a strategy for soliciting recommendations

Some people put more weight on recommendations than others, but there
is widespread agreement that quality trumps quantity. Don’t send
someone a boilerplate request for a referral. Take the time to write a
thoughtful request, and provide hints about what you would like them to

For example, if there was a particular case you worked on together,
your request could include those specifics to help ease the burden of
having the writer come up with something to say. Whom you ask for a
recommendation might depend on the career opportunities you are seeking.
If you would like to give more speeches, for example, soliciting
recommendations from people you have worked with on presentations would
be valuable.

8. Get involved in discussion boards

“Don’t just throw your profile up there and do nothing,” Wendel said.
“It’s meant to be an active thing.” What you add to a professional
discussion will establish a brand and build your reputation.

Although it’s good to be an active participant in discussions, Wendel
advises against selling yourself or your services in discussion groups.
If someone is interested in what you’re selling, they will find you.
The message you send in the course of starting or participating in a
discussion should be consistent with your brand.

9. Separate your LinkedIn page from nonprofessional social media activities

Online tools allow social media users to link multiple sites so that
when a status is posted on one, it shows up on the others. But in many
situations, it’s not professional to link them.

For example, when Twitter comments are directed at someone in
particular or in response to something, (i.e. @JohnDoe: Yes, I agree!)
those comments won’t make sense to those outside that site or
discussion. Because Facebook is more social, LinkedIn connections
probably don’t care that you’re attending a baseball game with a
visiting friend from medical school. But they may be interested that you
and a former classmate are attending a professional conference. If the
content is not professional, keep it on another site.

10. Keep an active reading list

LinkedIn allows you to keep a reading list as part of your profile.
Dr. Vartabedian said he gets more comments about his reading list than
any other part of his profile. “A lot of people say they learn more
about me by seeing what I read.” It’s also an easy way to keep your
profile active.