Application Deadline: September 17th 2019

Interested in a career serving U.S. interests abroad?  If so, the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship offers a unique opportunity to promote positive change in the world.  Upon successful completion of a two-year master’s degree program and fulfillment of Foreign Service entry requirements, fellows have the opportunity to work as Foreign Service Officers with the U.S. Department of State, in accordance with applicable law and State Department policy, serving in Washington, DC or at a U.S. embassy, consulate, or diplomatic mission around the globe.

The Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship is a U.S. Department of State program administered by Howard University that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people, based on financial need, who represent ethnic, gender, social, and geographic diversity and have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State.  The Program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need.


This is a highly selective program. To be eligible to participate, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Seek admission to a two-year, full-time, on-campus, master’s degree program at a U.S.-based graduate institution to begin in the fall of 2020 in an academic field relevant to the work of the Foreign Service (public policy, international affairs, public administration, business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages).
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale

Program Components

During this two-year program, you will enroll in graduate school in the fall of your first year and work toward your master’s degree throughout your fellowship.  Your two internships with the State Department—one in the U.S., the other overseas—will be in the summer between the first and second year of your graduate program and the summer after you finish. Throughout the program, you will receive personalized mentoring and professional development opportunities.

Graduate Studies

The Pickering Program plans to award 30 fellowships of up to $37,500 annually for a two-year period for tuition, room, board, books, and mandatory fees for completion of two-year master’s degrees.  This includes up to $21,500 per year for tuition and mandatory fees and an academic year stipend of $16,000.

Fellows must obtain graduate degrees in international affairs or a related subject such as public administration, public policy, international relations, business administration, economics, history, political science, communications, or foreign languages at a graduate school approved by the Pickering Program.  Law degrees do not satisfy this requirement.  Fellows are expected to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.2 throughout their period of study.  Applicants apply to two-year graduate programs at U.S.-based universities simultaneously with their application to the Pickering Program.


Fellows will participate in an orientation at Howard University in early June.  The purpose of this orientation is to familiarize the Fellows with all aspects of the fellowship and to enhance their understanding of, and skills for, Foreign Service careers.

Two Summer Internships (Domestic and Overseas)

Fellows will participate in two internships. The first, an internship working at the U.S. Department of State headquarters in Washington, DC, will occur in the summer in between their first and second year of graduate study.  The second internship will be an overseas placement in a U.S. Embassy or Consulate that takes place during the summer after fellows’ graduation.  The program provides additional support for summer travel, housing, and other related expenses.


Fellows will receive mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer for the duration of the fellowship.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship 2020

Application Deadline: 17 September at 5pm.

A Churchill Fellowship is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand your professional and personal horizons by researching an issue that you care about, with the global leaders in that subject, anywhere in the world.

Not only that, the status of being a Churchill Fellow can open doors in your workplace, your sector and around the world. It gives you the credentials, knowledge and confidence to progress a cause that’s close to your heart.

After their journeys, Fellows tell us they feel recharged and inspired. They value the time to think, learn and take stock of their subject and their career. They come home with new perspectives and directions – and the drive to put them into practice.

Fellows go on to become experts and leaders in their fields, set up projects and organisations, and influence practice and policy in their workplace, region and even across the nation. We choose them for their ideas and commitment and we back them every step of the way – because a Churchill Fellowship is for life.

Anyone can apply, regardless of age, qualifications or background. Fellows come from all parts of UK society and all walks of life. The only threshold is that you must be a UK resident citizen aged 18 or over. The only criteria are the power of your ideas and the potential of your commitment to make a difference when you come home.


A Churchill Fellowship offers you the full funding to travel anywhere in the world for 4-8 weeks, researching a topic of your choice that can make a contribution to UK society on your return.

The grant covers:

  • Economy return flights from the UK.
  • Internal travel in your destination countries.
  • Food and accommodation for the duration of your travels.

In addition to the grant, we also pay for:

  • Visa fees.
  • Vaccination costs.
  • Travel insurance.

We are open for applications in 2019 from 16 May to 17 September at 5pm. This is for travels in 2020 and beyond.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Churchill Fellowship 2020

Application Deadline: 10 July 2019,

The Horizon 2020-funded S4D4C project is seeking candidates to participate in two workshops on science diplomacy. The workshops are designed for scientists, diplomats, policymakers, research institution administrators and representatives from NGOs. They aim at building the knowledge and the capacity skills of participants creating a network around science diplomacy that will grow beyond the workshops.

The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) and the Diplomatische Akademie Wien – Vienna School of International Studies (DA) are seeking candidates to participate in two workshops on science diplomacy.

The workshops are designed for scientists, diplomats, policymakers, research institution administrators, representatives from NGOs as well as other applicants who are working at the interface of science, technology and foreign policy and pursue a career in science diplomacy. The interactive events aim at building the knowledge and the capacity skills of participants and seek to establish a community around science diplomacy that will grow beyond the workshops.

The first workshop takes place in Trieste, Italy, from 21-23 October, 2019 and is hosted by S4D4C partner TWAS – The World Academy of Sciences. It is followed by a second workshop taking place in Vienna from 25-27 November hosted by S4D4C partner DA – Vienna School of International Studies. You can choose to apply for one or for both workshops.

Target group

  • Scientists; researchers
  • Diplomats; policymakers; public service officials
  • Nationals and/or residents of a European Union Member State+ Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Switzerland
  • Nationals of a partner country of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP)
  • Proof of a career and/or research engagement with a link to the international policy-making arena with science-based themes


80 % scientists and researchers; 20 % diplomats, policymakers, public service officials; adequate mix of junior (less than 3 years of experience), mid-career and senior participants (more than 10 years of experience)

Place The World Academy of Sciences, Trieste

Duration 21 – 23 October 2019

Programme Details on the programme will follow soon

Certificate Certificate of participation

Application deadline 20 June 2019

Costs covered

  • Attendance
  • Accommodation

Costs NOT covered

  • Travel expenses

Online application form

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the S4D4C Science Diplomacy Workshops

Application Deadline: 23 June, 2019. 

Open Society Initiative for Europe’s call for proposals is open to NGOs registered in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia to support their efforts strengthening their social support base.

The Open Society Initiative for Europe seeks projects that can develop concrete, well-designed, and detailed plans for how the applicants will reach, interact, and involve those people who approve and support their values and goals and who actively receive and deliver their messages. The projects should introduce how the planned activities strengthen public and professional visibility of the applicants—how to increase the number of their supporters, volunteers, and followers on social media. In addition, the projects should contain measurable indicators and the clear expected results and impact. 

Eligibility Criteria

The Open Society Initiative for Europe looks for key civil actors in Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia that have a proven track record of work for open society values and are active in the following professional areas:

  • human rights, including but not restricted to the rights of women, people who are LGBTI, minority populations, and other disadvantaged groups
  • the rule of law
  • anticorruption
  • investigative journalism


The Open Society Initiative for Europe aims to support up to eight projects in each eligible country under this call. Applicants may submit one proposal per organization for a one-time nonrenewable grant up to a maximum of $70,000 by following the link to the grantee portal below. The duration of a grant is 24 months. Please make sure to read the detailed call for proposals before applying.

All interested organizations are invited to participate in a webinar on the Open Society Initiative for Europe’s social support base and constituency building program on 20 May, 2019, 2:00–4:00 p.m. (CET). The webinar combines conceptual and practical sessions and features a Q&A with Open Society and NIOK Foundation staff. For detailed agenda, registration, and other inquiries please contact The registration period is 6–19 May, 2019.

The deadline for submitting applications is 23 June, 2019. 

Applications should be submitted through the Open Society grantee portal.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Open Society Initiative for Europe’s call for proposals Building Social Base

Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India and Indo-U.S. Science & Technology Forum (IUSSTF) jointly announce the “Indo-U.S. Fellowship for Women in STEMM (WISTEMM)”(Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine) program with an aim to provide opportunities to Indian Women Scientists, Engineers & Technologists to undertake international collaborative research in premier institutions in U.S.A, to enhance their research capacities and capabilities.

The Program is envisaged to:
  • Provide opportunity to bright Indian women students and scientists to gain exposure and access to world class research facilities in U.S. academia and labs.
  • Promoting research and capacity building for Indian women students and scientists in different frontline areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).
  • Pave way for the next generation Women Scientists and Technologists from India to interact with American peers, thus helping to build long-term R&D linkages and collaborations.
  • Encourage, motivate and provide opportunity to outstanding women students to take up research path. 
Proposed Area of Work:
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Atmospheric and Earth Sciences
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Computational Sciences & IT
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Medical Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
Program has two modules:
  • 1. Women Overseas Student Internship program module 
  • 2. Women Overseas Fellowship program module.
Qualification and Eligibility
Women Overseas Student Internship:
  • Eligibility:Indian women applicant currently pursuing Ph.D. degree in Basic Sciences, Engineering or Technology including Agricultural and Medical Sciences on a full-time basis at any recognized academic institution/R&D institute/university in India. 

(Note: Students currently enrolled in the first year of their Ph.D. degree or students who have submitted their thesis or likely to submit their thesis within next three months from the last date of online submission are not eligible).

  • Age: 21 to 35 years (as on 17.06.2019)
  • Duration of the Internship: For a period of 3-6 months
  • Nature of Support will include :
    1. Monthly stipend of $2,500
    2. Air Fare up to $ 2,500
    3. Health Insurance of up to $500
    4. Contingency up to $1,000

(WISTEMM Reference Doc for Internship)

Women Overseas Fellowship:
  • Eligibility: Indian women applicant having Ph.D. degree in Basic Sciences, Engineering or Technology including Agricultural and Medical Sciences and holding a regular position at any recognized academic institution/ R&D institute/ university/ college in India. 

Desirable: Applicants having research collaborative project with any Institute / Lab in U.S.A (but not visited there) will be preferred.(Note:Candidates who have done their Ph.D. or D.Sc. from abroad or Candidates working on any kind of fellowships or Candidates already have overseas research exposure beyond duration of three months in last five years from the last date of submissionare not eligible).

  • Age: 27 to 45 years ( as on 17.06.2019)
  • Duration of the Fellowship: For a period of 3-6 months
  • Nature of Support will include :
    1. Monthly stipend of $3,000
    2. Air Fare up to $ 2,500
    3. Health Insurance of up to $1,000
    4. Contingency up to $1,000
    5. Conference Allowances of up to $1,200

(WISTEMM Reference Doc for Fellowship)

Applications should be submitted using our Online Application Portal . (Hard copies and electronic copies of Application forms will not be accepted). In case of any assistance, please write to us at

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Indo-U.S. Fellowship for Women in STEMM

Application Deadline: June 14th 2019

The aim of this three-month fellowship is to offer senior officials and professionals from the energy sector the opportunity to spend time in Dundee as a visiting Chevening Fellow.

Visiting fellows will work alongside leading academics in their field on their own independent research projects. Fellows are provided unrestricted access to classes, lectures, and seminars which will feed into their own chosen area of research, with support from an academic supervisor for the duration of their fellowship. At the time of interview the candidate’s proposed research will be discussed with a University of Dundee faculty member.

Fellows will be expected to source their own accommodation, with advice and support on living in the UK provided by the University of Dundee.

The University of Dundee

This fellowship is hosted within the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) at the University of Dundee.

The CEPMLP is an internationally renowned graduate school in the field of international business transactions and natural resources and energy law and policy. The interdisciplinary approach to teaching, research, and consultancy within the Centre provides a unique perspective on how governments, businesses, and communities operate, providing professionals and senior officials with the tools to work on challenges facing the energy sector worldwide.

What does this fellowship include?

Each fellowship includes:

  • Full programme fees
  • A monthly stipend to cover living expenses, including accommodation, for the duration of the fellowship
  • Return economy flight from China to the UK
  • Research allowance
  • Arrival and departure allowances
  • CEPMLP Supervisor to support research activities
  • Full access to classes, lectures, and seminars at CEPMLP

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for the Chevening Energy Market Reform Fellowship, you must:

  • Be a citizen of China and currently live in the country. You must not hold British nationality.
  • Have at least five years’ work experience prior to applying
  • Be a mid-career professional in your respective field
  • Have a postgraduate level qualification (or equivalent professional training or experience in a relevant area) at the time of application
  • Agree to adhere to all relevant guidelines and expectations for the programme

How to apply

Applications for this fellowship are open until 14 June 2019 at 12:00 midday BST. To apply, please visit the China country page here.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Energy Market Reform Fellowship 2019

Application Deadline: June 20th 2019

Dasra Social Impact Leadership program (DSI LP) has been crafted to meet the needs of Founders, Executive Directors, CXOs, and Senior Managers to strengthen their leadership style, decision-making capabilities and be more visionary. Through the program, Dasra aims to support leaders to build stronger teams that can meet the demands of a growing organization. We believe that leadership plays a critical role in driving the organization’s vision to achieve greater impact at scale. The content of DSI LP revolves around the theme of ‘Manage Yourself’ which puts the spotlight on the leader and their leadership style, with the objective of strengthening their leadership capability and expertise. 

The program comprises of 4 modules and is spread over 7 months. Each module is 4 days long and offers: 

  • Interaction with sector leaders, experts and industry specialists
  • Harvard Business School case study methodology for discussions
  • Cross-functional curriculum focusing on strengthening organizational strategies
  • ​An online platform to enable transfer of knowledge to the rest of your organization​​

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the DASRA SOCIAL IMPACT ​LEADERSHIP ​PROGRAM 2019/2020

Application Deadline: 12am 17th June 2019 (UK & Europe)

To celebrate the commencement of European Youth Week, we are running an essay competition for all young people between the ages of 14-25 in Europe. Connected to the European Parliament elections between the 23rd to the 26th May 2019, the theme for this essay competition is “Democracy and Me”, and particularly focusing on the role young people can have in influencing decisions and being active in society. This Youth Essay competition, organised by the IARS International Institute is seeking answers to the following question:

““What is the biggest challenge facing young people in Europe in 2019? What steps can young people take to proactively resolve these on both a community and national level?”

By taking the part in the IARS European Youth Week Essay Competition, you have a chance to share your thoughts and opinions with key policymakers and youth organisations on a European platform. Sound interesting? In order to win the prize of an expenses covered trip to the IARS Youth Conference 2019, submit an essay of no more than 2,500 words in English before the 16th May 2019 (for early-entry competition – UK only!) and the 17th June 2019 (for the Conference, and for UK and European).


  • The competition is open to all 16 – 25 year olds from European Member States.
  • Essays should not exceed 2,500 words in length.
  • All essays must be in English.
  • Only one entry per applicant.
  • The deadline for submission is 12am 16th May 2019 (UK) or 12am 17th June 2019 (UK & Europe)
  • The three finalists will be announced at the end of June ahead of the Conference and will compete at a grand finale in London as part of the Youth Conference, where they will present their ideas.
  • The final winner will be chosen via a public vote.
  • The essay must be e-mailed to with the Subject: Youth Essay Competition (UK or EU) dependent upon which category entered. The e-mail must also include the young persons name, age, location, photograph, what they study (if they study), job (if they have one) and a small paragraph about the young people.

Judging Criteria

  • Subject matter: Relevance to the proposed topic; original or arresting subject, quality of insight and thought; unity of theme; imaginative imagery and concrete detail.
  • Organization: Arrangement of material; clarity of description or argument; management of transitions.
  • Grammar and style: Command of the written language


  • €200 towards trip to London for the Youth Conference in July 2019, to present their essays to 100 Conference delegates.
  • Presentation training before delivering essay live on stage at the IARS Conference.
  • Promotion of essays and work across IARS social media channels.
  • Top 5 essays will be published in the 99% Magazine by the IARS International Institute, and shared on the IARS website.

Terms & Conditions

  • Entrants grant the IARS International Institute the right to use their names, photographs, statements, quotes and essays for advertising, publicity and promotional purposes without further compensation.
  • The IARS International Institute maintains the right to reproduce, reprint, distribute, perform, display or exhibit the submitted work for advertising, publicity and promotional purposes on its website, at conferences, or at any other venues.
  • Entrants must submit original work, produced independently and not submitted anywhere else. Failure to submit to the required standards, or any false statements given by the entrant shall violate the rules of the competition and lead to immediate disqualification.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the European Youth Week Essay Competition 2019

Application Deadline: June 13, 2019 11:59 PM PST

Salzburg Global Seminar invites young cultural innovators based in Canada to apply for the 6th annual session of the Young Cultural Innovators Forum, generously supported by Canada Council for the Arts.

The Young Cultural Innovators (YCI) Forum is a ten-year program designed to nurture the current generation of young cultural innovators through capacity building, mentoring, and global networking. The network is multi-disciplinary and encompasses creative disciplines ranging from the visual and performing arts, literature, and cultural heritage, to foods, fashion, architecture, and design.

The YCI Forum offers an opportunity for five participants from Canada to be part of an intensive program taking place at Schloss Leopoldskron in Salzburg, Austria, from October 22 to 27, 2019. Combining theory and practice, with keynote presentations focusing on “big picture” issues facing the cultural sector and with skills-building sessions on entrepreneurial thinking ; human-centered design processes; strategic planning and organizational development; and leadership and values. Selected participants will receive a full scholarship to participate in the YCI program, including the session fee, room and board, and travel costs.


To qualify, all applicants must:
• Be 25–35 years of age.
• Be proficient in English, the working language of the Forum.
• Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
• Have at least 2–3 years of professional experience in the arts and culture sector.
• Want to become an active member of the Canada YCI Hub and global network, and be prepared to commit time, energy, and resources to sustaining these.
• Aim to create social change and strengthen the position of the arts and cultural institutions within your community.
• Demonstrate creativity in approach to work, openness to innovation and risk-taking, action-orientation, and entrepreneurial inclination.
• Have a cross-sectoral approach to work and demonstrate an interest in building cross-sectoral alliances/partnerships beyond the cultural sector.
• Exhibit passion, enthusiasm, and leadership potential with prizes, awards, recommendations, citations confirming this


All applicants must submit the following information online using the registration form at personal statement (approx. 500 words) detailing:

• Your motivation for applying to the Young Cultural Innovators Forum;
• A description of the biggest issue facing you in your work;
• What you will contribute to the local and global YCI network;
• How your participation will have an impact on your local community.
A brief bio (sample on application form).
A headshot photo of yourself.A CV/Resume including name and email address of 2 references. For questions concerning the application please contact Bernadette Prasser ( Please include only the information outlined above.

All applications should be directed to Salzburg Global Seminar.


Candidates will be jointly selected by Salzburg Global Seminar and the Canada Council for the Arts. Selection will take into consideration regional and cultural diversity as well as a range of artistic disciplines

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Salzburg Global Forum 2019

Application Deadline: 26 June, 2018

The Canada Council for the Arts has partnered with the Salzburg Global Seminar to give young cultural innovators from Canada an opportunity to build their leadership skills and engage with others from around the globe.

From 2017 to 2020, the Canada Council and the Salzburg Global Seminar will make an annual selection of five young Canadians to attend the renowned Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Innovators (YCI Forum).

The YCI Forum offers an opportunity for five participants from Canada to be part of an intensive program taking place at Schloss Leopoldskron in Salzburg, Austria, from October 16 to 21, 2018. Combining theory and practice, with keynote presentations focusing on “big picture” issues facing the cultural sector and with skills-building sessions on entrepreneurial thinking ; human-centered design processes; strategic planning and organizational development; and leadership and values. Selected participants will receive a full scholarship to participate in the YCI program, including the session fee, room and board, and travel costs.


To qualify, all applicants must:

  • Be 25-35 years of age;
  • Be proficient in English, the working language of the Forum;
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident;
  • Have at least 2–3 years of professional experience in arts sector;
  • Want to become an active member of the Canada YCI Hub and global network, and be prepared to commit time, energy, and resources to sustaining these;
  • Aim to create social change and strengthen the position of the arts and cultural institutions within your community;
  • Demonstrate creativity in approach to work, openness to innovation and risk-taking, action-orientation, and entrepreneurial inclination;
  • Have a cross-sectoral approach to work and demonstrate an interest in building cross-sectoral alliances/partnerships beyond the cultural sector;
  • Exhibit passion, enthusiasm, and leadership potential with prizes, awards, recommendations, citations confirming this.

How to Apply:

All applicants must submit the following information online using the registration form at

A personal statement (approx. 500 words) detailing:

  • Your motivation for applying to the Young Cultural Innovators Forum;
  • What you hope to take away from the program;
  • What you will contribute to the local and global YCI network;
  • How your participation will have an impact on your local community.

A brief bio (sample on application form).

A headshot photo of yourself.

A CV/Resume including name and email address of two references.

For questions concerning the application please contact Bernadette Prasser ( Please include only the information outlined above. All applications should be directed to Salzburg Global Seminar.

How funding decisions are made

Candidates will be jointly selected by Salzburg Global Seminar and the Canada Council. Selection will take into consideration regional and cultural diversity as well as a range of artistic disciplines.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Salzburg Global Forum 2018 for Young Cultural Innovators  

Application Deadline: 28 June 2019

Open to Undergraduate students from the University of the West Indies, University of Trinidad and Tobago, University of Belize, University of Guyana and all other Caribbean universities.

The International Labour Organization (ILO) announces its Essay Competition on The Future of Work to celebrate its 100 Anniversary. Undergraduate students from the University of the West Indies, University of Trinidad and Tobago, University of Belize, University of Guyana and all other Caribbean universities are invited to participate and submit their entries by June 28, 2019 at 23:59, GMT-4 to 

The world of work is undergoing a major process of change. Such process is synthetized in the report of the ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work launched in January 2019. Amongst others, the report highlights how  “technological advances- artificial intelligence, automation and robotics – will create new jobs, but those who will lose their jobs in this transition may be the least equipped to seize the new opportunities(..)”; “ today’s skills will not match the jobs of tomorrow and newly acquired skills may quickly become obsolete”; possible shifts toward “greening of our economies will create millions of jobs as we adopt sustainable practices and clean technologies but other jobs may disappear as countries scale back their carbon – and resource – intensive industries” and “ changes in demographics will not be less significant: “ expanding youth populations in some parts of the world and ageing populations in others may place pressure on labour markets and social security systems, yet in these shifts lie new possibilities to afford care and inclusive, active societies”. The reports conclude by inviting ILO Constituents to “seize the opportunities presented by these transformative changes to create a brighter future and deliver economic security, equal opportunity and social justice – and ultimately reinforce the fabric of our societies.”    

The winning essay prize

The winner of the competition will receive a full scholarship inclusive of tuition, subsistence allowance and travel to attend the summer academy on “The Future of Work”, 12–23 August, 2019 At The International Training Center of the ILO (ITC-ILO), Turin, Italy. For more information on ITC-ILO, visit 

Criteria for selecting winning essay

  1. Quality/ Accuracy of the analysis (from a research/scientific standpoint). Correct and complete analysis of existing literature and data, combined with reference to international (labour) standards and related concepts will be valued. Plagiarism will lead to automatic disqualification. (35%)
  2. Originality of proposed solutions/critical thinking. Relevance to the Caribbean economy, society and social well-being (50%)
  3. Quality of writing and utilization of correct technical wording (15%)

Panel of judges

The essays will be evaluated by a panel of judges representing governments, employers and workers from the Caribbean region.

More information about the ILO Centenary can be accessed through the following link: 

Contact information

Should you have any question/s please do not hesitate to contact Ms Vanessa Phala or Ms Jennifer Jones-Morales at 

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the ILO Essay Competition on the Future of Work

Application Deadline: June 15th 2019

The fourth European Vocational Skills Week will take place in Helsinki, Finland 14-18 October 2019.

The Week aims to inspire people to discover and improve their talents through vocational education and training (VET) as well as to encourage more people to participate and learn what it has to offer.

VET excellence can be showcased by recognising committed people, organisations and outstanding projects. The awards during the previous European Vocational Skills Weeks were one of the real highlights. European Vocational Skills Week 2019 will once again include a Nominees Awards Celebration event. The event will be held in Helsinki on 17 October in the presence of Marianne Thyssen, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility.  

The EAfA award is only open to members of the European Alliance for Apprenticeships. Anybody with an interest in apprenticeships can recommend candidates in any of the two categories.

Join the conversation on social media by using #EUVocationalSkills or #DiscoverYourTalent.

The European Alliance for Apprenticeships Awards aim to identify excellence regarding the supply, quality, image and mobility of apprenticeships.

There are two subcategories of awards:

  • Companies
    • One large company
    • One small or medium sized enterprise
  • Apprentices

Last year, the large companies award winner was ESB Networks DAC, the operator of the Irish electricity distribution system. The apprentice winner for EAfA went to Domenico Calabrese, an apprentice electrician from Italy.

Nominations of candidates for the EAfA awards must be submitted on 15 June 2019 at the latest

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the European Alliance for Apprenticeships Awards 2019

Application Deadline: June 19th 2019

As part of a special information programme mandated by the United Nations General Assembly, the UN Department of Global Communications (DGC) organizes an annual training programme for Palestinian journalists. The programme aims to provide hands-on skills training on media related topic/s as well as expose the selected journalists to the work of the United Nations, with particular attention to its various activities and programmes affecting the lives of the people in the region.

This five-week programme will be held in November/ December. Exact dates will be confirmed in due course. 

The five-week training programme is coordinated by the Palestine,Decolonization and Human Rights Section which is located in the Strategic Communications Division of DGC.

Since it started in 1995, 190 journalists/trainees have benefited from the programme. 

For more information, follow hashtag: #PalJournos

Qualifications required

(1) At least one year of work experience in the field of journalism and print/online/broadcast media. 

(2) Mastery of the English Language.  

(3) Candidates should be between the ages of 23-33 years. 

Please note

  • The United Nations will cover the costs of travel and accommodation. 
  • The Department of Global Communications will directly inform participants who have been selected.
  • Applications from candidates employed within the UN system will not be considered.
  • Participants will be required to comply with all rules of the programme and submit final projects, in order to ensure successful completion of the programme.
  • Only applications completed through the online form will be accepted.

2019 Programme information

Applications for the 2019 training programme are now being accepted. DEADLINE is 19 June 2019.Apply HERE!
Once you receive an email confirmation, please forward it to, indicating your full name, email address, mobile number and a copy of your CV (if available). 
Kindly note that you will NOT receive another email confirmation from The first email confirmation you received is the only one. Please do not send any inquiries to that email address. Due to the large number of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the United Nations Palestinian Media Practitioner Training Programme 2019

Thinking about doing an Apprenticeship?  Are you starting out in your career or are you unemployed or looking to completely change career? Ever thought about working at the Parliament? 

Ever since we launched our apprenticeships, we’ve worked hard to ensure our programme is open to all young people from across Scotland looking to build a rewarding career.  That’s why we’re offering to support candidates financially to attend interview.  And if you’re successful, and you live outside of Edinburgh, we’ll also help you to establish yourself in your new role at Holyrood.

We want our apprentices to grow their skills, reach their potential and feel inspired.  So, what are we looking for?  Potential. Drive. Curiosity. Ultimately, it’ll come down to your eagerness to learn and embrace new challenges.  If that sounds like you, have a look at the job role for details.

You’ll be working at the heart of Scottish politics, all while studying for an SVQ Level 3 qualification.  You’ll also be able to develop your skills and abilities in an organisation that’s diverse, challenging and always rewarding. 

By the end of your apprenticeship, you’ll have the skills, confidence and hands-on experience needed to take you to the next level.   Until then, we’ll support you with both your work and your studies to get your career off to a great start. 

And did we mention that we offer a competitive salary at £17,500 with benefits?

What are you waiting for?

If you’re aged 16 – 24 (or 29 years for candidates with a disability or who are care experienced) with enthusiasm, talent and potential, this could be the opportunity for you. 

Remember to follow us Twitter #SPApprentices and chat to our former apprentices here  who are ready to help, offer advice, and answer any questions 

Don’t miss out, apply here now! 

We particularly welcome applicants from disabled young people, from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) young pepole and young care experienced people.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Scottish Parliament Apprenticeship Programme 2019

Application Deadline:Sunday, June 23 at 11:59 pm EST.

The UNA-USA Youth Observer to the UN elevates youth voices in the global policy dialogue around international issues. For a one-year term, an American between the ages of 18-25 is selected to engage and connect young people in the U.S. to the work of the United Nations. The Youth Observer travels throughout the United States to discover the issues important to young Americans and participates as a UNA-USA delegate at UN conferences.

UNA-USA’s Youth Observer also attends UN briefings, organizes events, and participates in coalitions to support a strong U.S.-UN partnership. The most critical role of the Youth Observer is to engage young Americans in the work of the UN, empowering them to be active participants to foster a greater global impact.

We’re looking for a poised, internationally-engaged young American to fill this role for the 2019-2020 year. Qualified individuals are:

  • Passionate and entrepreneurial about civic engagement, youth issues, and the United Nations
  • Talented writers, capable of digesting complicating information and quickly turning around blog posts to inform other youth
  • Social media savvy individuals with creative ideas for digital engagement
  • Intellectually curious and able to have meaningful conversations with high-level individuals
  • Experienced public speakers who are enthusiastic about engaging with young Americans
  • Dedicated to making the world a better place

This position requires a commitment of approximately 8-10 hours a week and travel to New York City and Washington D.C. 4-5 times a year. As a nongovernmental organization, UNA-USA has special consultative status with the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, that enables a youth observer to participate in various UN forums.

Apply here to be the 2019-2020 UNA-USA Youth Observer. Applications are due Sunday, June 23 at 11:59 pm EST.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the UNA-USA Youth Observer Program 2019

Application Deadline: June 19th 2019

ECB is offering grants, of €10,000 each, to five female economics students.

Are you a woman about to start, or already enrolled in, a Master’s in economics at a university or business school in Europe? If so, our Women in Economics Scholarship could be for you!

The funding is intended to help finance the recipients’ studies. If selected, you’ll also have the opportunity to visit the European Central Bank to gain an insight into our cutting-edge research, and to learn about the career opportunities we offer.

Economics is a diverse field. We are seeking applications from students interested in a broad range of topics – not limited to central banking.

Eligibility criteria

  • You are a woman
  • You are an EU citizen (including UK citizens)
  • You are currently enrolled, or about to enrol, in a Master’s qualification in economics at a European university or business school
  • You have a financial need, and the funding gap may prevent you from pursuing your studies
  • You obtained excellent grades in your undergraduate studies (corresponding grades are outlined below for some countries; for other countries, grades of an equivalent level are required)


  • A grant of €10,000
  • A study-visit to the ECB in the academic year 2019-20
  • Insights into the ECB’s cutting-edge economic research
  • The opportunity to meet your fellow scholars and the ECB Women in Leadership network
  • Advice and mentoring from an ECB economist

Application process

How it works

  • Apply (see link below) by creating your profile (in English language)

As part of your application, you will need to:

  • Explain the motivation behind your studies and detail your career aspirations
  • Outline your current funding situation

Supporting documents

Together with your application, you will need to submit the following:

  • Proof of (preliminary) acceptance to, or enrolment in, a Master’s course in economics for the academic year 2019/20. We accept degrees with a major in economics or with a specialisation (such as international economics, monetary economics, econometrics, development economics, environmental economics)
  • Official transcripts of your undergraduate qualifications, your academic record and (if applicable) evidence of your highest level of studies previously completed

Timing & Selection process

  • Apply by 19 June 2019
  • After the closing date for submitting applications we will draw up a shortlist of candidates
  • If you are shortlisted, we will invite you to an online interview by the end of June – these will be held during the first two weeks of July
  • The recipients of this year’s scholarships will be notified by the end of July 2019

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the ECB Scholarships 2019

Application Deadline:Monday, 3rd June 2019, midnight Bangkok time.

Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD ) is inviting young women from its member organisations to apply for the South-South Placement: Young Women’s Leadership Programme.  This is an exciting opportunity for young feminist leaders from the Asia Pacific region to work at APWLD Secretariat and be part of our work advancing women’s human rights and global solidarity for Development Justice. It is a paid volunteer position with APWLD’s Women in Power (WiP) programme.

The South-South placement is designed with the following objectives:

  1. Increase members’ knowledge, capacity and ownership around regional and international programme work.
  2. Increase Secretariat’s understanding of national contexts and grassroots movements.
  3. Build the pool of feminist leaders and experts from developing countries in the region.
Duration and Key Tasks of the Placement

The successful applicant will be hosted at APWLD Secretariat in Chiang Mai, Thailand  for the period of six to ten months. She will work closely with Programme Organising Committee members and Programme Officer for Women in Power with the following roles and responsibilities:

  • Provide support in coordinating activities under the Women in Power programme such as the Regional Women Leaders’ Roundtable and Womanifesto.
  • Provide assistance to research report on the State of Democracy in Asia Pacific, including communications outreach.
  • Provide assistance to the design and execution of the second cycle of the Womanifesto Programme.
  • Provide research assistance on other relevant advocacy opportunities related to the programme work.
  • Assist with publication work in the WiP programme, including research and editing.
  • Assist with logistical arrangements during WiP trainings and meetings.
  • Collaborate with APWLD’s Communications team to produce content from the WiP programme activities for members & public consumption such as Op-Ed, blog post and interviews.
  • Other tasks as required.
Selection Criteria
  1. Staff, advocate, volunteer, close affiliate or member of APWLD member organisations from developing countries in the Asia Pacific Region, and must be recommended by that organisation. (To check whether your organisation is a member of APWLD please refer to:
  2. Young woman (below 35 years of age at the time of application) who has not held an executive position within the organisation.
  3. At least 2-5 years of experience in women’s movement at local or national level without significant exposure to international and regional level experiences.
  4. In-depth knowledge and understanding on women’s rights and development in Asia Pacific, with a focus on grassroots democratic movements and women’s human rights.
  5. Commitment and availability for the placement for a minimum of six months period.
  6. Proficient in English, both oral and written.
  7. Proficient in ICT skills including social media.
  8. A written commitment or agreement with the recommending national organisation to work (as a paid staff or on voluntary basis) for a double period on her return (e.g. If the placement was for six months, return services should be for a year).
Remuneration Details

APWLD will cover the cost of a round trip airfare to/from Chiang Mai, and visa fee for the successful applicant. A small stipend (USD 800 per month, for six – ten months) will be provided to cover living, housing and other miscellaneous costs during the placement.

In case the volunteer and the member organisation endorsing the placement wish to extend the duration of their work at APWLD Secretariat, the additional costs may be shared by APWLD and the member organisation. The role and other detailed arrangements for the extended placement will be agreed between the two organisations.

The volunteer is expected to start her work in July 2019.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Completed Application Form
  • Endorsement letter from APWLD member organisation

These documents are to be submitted with the subject line “Application for South-South Placement” to Madhura Chakraborty at

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the APWLD South-South Placement: Young Women’s Leadership Programme 2019

Application Deadline:15 June 2019, 11pm (Bishkek time)

Dates: 5-30 August 2019
Location: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

The OSCE Academy in Bishkek is a public foundation, established in 2002 between the Kyrgyz Government and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). The OSCE Academy promotes principles and values of the OSCE through post-graduate education, professional trainings and intellectual exchange. Its highly demanding MA Programmes in the fields of “Economic Governance and Development” and “Politics and Security (Central Asia)” annually enrol up to 60 young professionals from Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, on a competitive basis. Furthermore, the Academy engages into preparatory programmes and conducts various seminars and schools to help young graduates to gain methodological skills and to prepare for further studies.

The OSCE Academy in Bishkek is pleased to announce its preparatory Summer School Programme for applicants from Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. While meant as a preparatory course for the Master’s programmes offered at the OSCE Academy – in Politics & Security and in Economic Governance & Development – the School is open for applications from ALL interested young graduates in related disciplines. Choosing between two broad fields of academic inquiry, participants are set to benefit from in-depth knowledge about social research skills or to learn about complex calculus and statistical models, gaining preparation for any future endeavour in the mentioned disciplines. In addition, all participants will undergo training in academic writing (in English) thus developing a necessary skill-set to enter into one of the Academy’s programmes or any other international graduate course.

Note: In case of vacancies in the MA programmes scheduled to begin in early September, the Academy reserves the right to invite last-minute applications from among the participants of the Summer School.

In particular this Summer School is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills on the following courses (on one of the offered blocks):

Block I

The Mathematics for Economists course discusses the basic matrix theory and differential calculus of multivariate functions. Specifically, the following topics are covered: matrices and their applications to linear equation systems, ordinary and partial derivatives, total differential, Taylor’s Theorem, indefinite and definite integrals, unconstrained and constrained optimization methods. All concepts are illustrated with economic applications.

The Probability and Statistics course introduces the fundamental concepts and tools of probability theory and statistics indispensable for modern economic analysis. Specifically, the following topics are covered: discrete and continuous random variables and probability distributions, their properties and numerical characteristics, sample statistics, sampling distributions, hypotheses testing, fundamental estimation and inferential statistical methods, including the maximum likelihood, method of moments and least squares methods. All methods are illustrated with computer-based economic examples, using the Stata software.

The Academic Writing course raises awareness of the style, form, and organizational structure of academic writing in English. Specifically, the course is aimed to help improve the quality of student essays by analyzing various stages of the writing process through analyzing model texts and identifying their elements.

Block II

The Introduction to Research Methods in Social Sciences is designed to aid incoming graduate students and advanced undergraduate students to prepare for their independent research projects. The course introduces students to the diversity of research methods, the logic and relevance of each method, the conceptual building blocks and the philosophical foundations of social research. It will help students gain a critical understanding of why, how and what can be pursued in a project of social research; understand what basic elements, categories and issues need to be identified in any research design; become aware of what challenges and debates might attend any particular approach to research; understand the rationales, instruments and logic in a variety of most popular methods of social research. 

The Academic Writing course raises awareness of the style, form, and organizational structure of academic writing in English. Specifically, the course is aimed to help improve the quality of student essays by analyzing various stages of the writing process through analyzing model texts and identifying their elements.


Applicants must meet the following criteria:
• Final year students, BA, MSc Diploma in Economics, International Relations, Political Science or related fields;
• Advanced level of English;
• Citizenship of Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

Financial Support/Scholarship:

• Full tuition fee waiver;
• Stipend of 300 euros per four weeks;
• Round trip travel to Bishkek.

Note: The Academy will not cover health insurance and expenses of family members. The Academy, however, assists with all issues related to travelling to Bishkek and finding housing in the city.
Note: Financial support depends on the availability of funds and allocated on competitive basis.


If you have any questions write to:
MA in Politics and Security Programme:
MA in Economic Governance and Development Programme:

Only successfully selected candidates will be notified of further selection procedures.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2019 OSCE Academy

Application Deadline: midnight Sunday 26th May 2019

Do you love music?  Are you obsessed with finding out how your favourite artist went from making their first track to being a platinum selling global act?  Perhaps you’re preoccupied with what happens behind the scenes, engrossed in understanding every last detail about how a scene, act or album changed the world?  Ever wondered what it’s like to work right at the heart of one of the most successful major labels?  This is your opportunity to apply for the 2019 Sony Music intern programme.

How it works

Sony Music UK’s intern opportunities are paid, 12 month, full-time roles, based in London, working with super successful labels including Columbia Records, RCA, Syco, Ministry of Sound, Black Butter, Relentless Records, Insanity, and our 4th Floor Creative team.

You won’t be job-hopping, you’ll be working as part of one of the dedicated (and super busy!) teams within the business.  You’ll learn on the job and gain some incredible insight and experience to kick-start your career in the music industry.

Make no mistake, our internships are busy roles, and you’ll need to be ready roll your sleeves up and get involved supporting our fast-paced teams!

We look for self-motivated, organised people who are willing to go the extra mile. You’ll have good communication and admin skills, with excellent attention to detail and be a natural problem solver.  If you’re a helpful team player, who is positive, proactive and passionate about building a career in the business side of the music industry, get ready, this could be the start of something amazing!

Who does what

We don’t expect you to know everything about our teams, so here’s some extra info on what’s what:

Our labels are made up of different teams and specialists including; marketing, social media, digital, streaming, promotions, sales, legal, finance and A&R to name a few.  We also have a mix of skills in different areas, including the creatives (that’s the ideas people), the connectors (that’s relationship building and putting the right people in touch with each other), the organisers (planning, project management and making it all happen), the fact finders (research, analytics and insight), and last, but by no means least, the admin heroes (experts in the detail!)

There are obviously LOADS of crucial teams within a label, everyone works hard to make it all happen.  We couldn’t possibly cover every single area of the business, but here’s some more info about some of the key areas we have internship opportunities in:

Marketing – marketing teams plan album or single releases (also referred to as a campaign) with or for the artists, across social media, streaming services, and “traditional media” like those massive billboards you see when you’re out and about.

Promotions – promotions teams are made up of Press and Promo. 

Press – are the PR teams within labels who deal with print (that’s working with journalists from magazines and newspapers) and online (that’s bloggers and online content curators). 

Promo – promo teams, who are often called Pluggers, tend to specialise in Radio, TV or Streaming, making sure the artists they represent, reach their audience by getting on the right TV and Radio shows, as well as streaming services / playlists.

International Marketing – this is all about marketing UK signed artists right across the world. This might include rolling out campaigns internationally, and organising international promo calls (“phoners”) and appearances.

Digital Partnerships – look after our relationships with partners including Spotify, Apple, YouTube, Amazon, Deezer and Vevo.

4th Floor Creative – this team works right across all of Sony Music UK’s labels, and aims to amplify artists’ stories outside of what a record label traditionally does including; Brand Partnerships, Sync, Visual Creative, Insight, Analytics, and Digital Strategy.

How to apply

Applications open on Monday 13th May 2019 and close two weeks later on Sunday 26th May 2019.

You will be asked to submit your CV and a short video.  Don’t worry, we’ve prepared some tips on both of these things if you’re not sure what to include, you can check them out here

The recruitment process has quite a few stages which take place right across the summer, with the successful candidates starting early October 2019. 

Remember if you’re not available for full-time office based work in London, starting in October this year, then unfortunately this won’t be right for you.

But if you are, and your dream is to work in the business side of the music industry at a major label… what are you waiting for?!


To provide admin support to your team, ensuring smooth running of the office – including, but not limited to; answering calls, dealing with and managing lots of emails on a daily basis, creating reports and updating spreadsheets, ticket ordering, booking couriers etc.

You will also be an ‘ambassador’ for the department, meeting and greeting visitors, and actively participating in all team and Company meetings.  Alongside this you’ll work closely with other teams, arranging meetings (internal and external), and getting things ready, taking notes and following up on actions.

Creating Purchase Orders for invoices and ensuring these are assigned to the correct project and accounted for in the relevant budget will also be something you’ll need to keep on top of, along with booking travel and hotels for team where required.

You’ll need to stay up to date with market developments, creative innovations, and new technologies in order to suggest ideas.

Person Specifications

Further info for you to keep in mind

Process timings:

Closing date for applications – midnight Sunday 26th May 2019

Expected timings of telephone interviews – June 2019

Expected timings of assessment centres – late July 2019

Expected timings of final interviews and offer confirmation – August into early September 2019

Anticipated start date – 1st October 2019

Please note you must be 18 or over by the 1st October 2019 to apply for the intern programme.

If you have any queries about your application contact us via:

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2019 Sony Music Internship Programme

Application Deadline: 12 June 2019.

The European Maritime Safety Agency offers traineeships for a period of at least 3 months and at most 6 months. The traineeship program aims to provide trainees with work experience in the field of maritime safety legislation, response to pollution at sea and cooperation among member states in safety at sea matters. Inservice training enables trainees to acquire practical experience by means of their work and put into practice the knowledge they have acquired during their academic studies or professional careers.

From the publication of this call, EMSA envisages to select 9 trainees. The starting date of the traineeships is 1st September 2019 and finishing date is 29th February 2020. More information about the selection procedure as well as the rights and duties of the trainees can be found in the Decision N˚2016/036 of the Executive Director relating to the rules governing the traineeship scheme of EMSA. The trainees will be awarded a monthly grant of € 1025.69 and a travel allowance as indicated in the above-mentioned decision, if applicable. The trainees will be assigned to work for the following Units complying with a diploma of relevant studies and competence.

Traineeship Positions
o ‘Executive Office’
Support to the Director in all areas under her responsibility, including policy, communication, planning and monitoring.
 Implementing EMSA’s visual identity in the preparation of publication layouts and data visualisation;
 Assisting in the development of the website;
 Building up and compiling EMSA’s image database;
 Stocktaking of existing publications and branded material;
 Assisting in the preparation of presentations;
 Supporting video production.

The following skills would be considered advantageous:
 Basic knowledge of photography & film;
 Competence in the MS Office suite;
 Experience in using latest Adobe creative cloud software (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and
Premiere Pro);
 Experience in producing data visualisation and infographics.
Diploma required: Communication Science, Languages, Journalism, European Studies, Graphic Design,
Multimedia Studies.
Languages: Fluency in both written and spoken English.

Unit A.1.1 ‘Human Resources – Missions Cell’
Processing of mission reimbursements of EMSA staff.
 Assisting in the preparation of professional missions ensuring that the relevant rules and procedures
in place are respected;
 Encoding of mission claims on behalf of the staff member making sure that the Mission Guide is
 Assisting in administrative tasks linked to mission procedures;
 Assisting in other tasks of the Unit as required;
 Archiving and filing of mission related documentation.
The trainee should have the following skills:
 Good organisational skills;
 Ability to work in a team;
 Knowledge of Excel.

Diploma required: Tourism, Public Administration, Finances or any other related to the tasks to be
Languages: Fluency in both written and spoken English.

Interested candidates should apply by sending their application by e-mail to the following address:
The complete application must include the documents below:
1) Application Form (in the same editable format, not scanned, with no images inserted as signature and
with all required fields completed);
2) Copy of all the University Diploma/s or relevant official certificate/s declared in the application (selfcertifications are not accepted).
The closing date for application for the traineeship program is 12 June 2019.
Please note that only complete applications submitted within the deadline will be considered.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the EMSA Traineeship Program 2019

Application Deadline: 7 June 2019.

The Asia Pacific Internet Governance Academy (APIGA) is a 5-day capacity development workshop focused on topics related to Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and Internet governance. It is targeted at, but not limited to, undergraduate and graduate students from universities and tertiary educational institutions in South Korea and Asia Pacific. Anyone from the Asia Pacific region, interested in Internet governance issues and related international activities, and between the ages of 18 and 35, are welcome to participate.


The Asia Pacific Internet Governance Academy (APIGA) aims to develop youth leaders’ understanding of the Internet and its ecosystem. APIGA also aims to equip its participants with the knowledge and skills to participate in Internet policymaking through developing a foundation of the following:

  • The concept of Internet Governance, and the multistakeholder model of policymaking;
  • Current global Internet Governance issues, and applying these issues at the local and regional levels;
  • The confidence to speak up in regional and international fora.

Last but not least, APIGA also aims to spark and develop participants’ interest in global Internet trends.

With its cooperative mechanism involving ICANN and other regional partners, APIGA may also serve as a capacity-building model for replication in other economies and localities.

Expected Outcomes

Participants will build confidence in and appreciation for multistakeholder processes, such as that found in ICANN and IGF platforms. Participants will be exposed to a range of Internet governance topics and will be able to stay connected to the APAC Internet community through the academy’s partnerships with regional initiatives.

Participants are required to complete customized online modules from ISOC and ICANN as prerequisite training for the academy, and will receive certificates upon completion. Upon successful completion of the 5-day academy, participants will also receive a certificate of completion given by KISA and ICANN.

Upon graduation, participants will be part of the APIGA alumni network, where regional organizations will continue to share information and participation opportunities on regional and global Internet governance-related events including IGF and ICANN meetings.


This program is designed for motivated undergraduate and graduate students from universities and those engaged in IG relevant entities in the Asia Pacific Region. As the sessions and discussions are conducted in English, a good grasp of the English language is preferred. The program will include group work and projects, and participants are expected to be engaged full-time during the day, as well as outside of academy lecture hours.

Full Fellowship will be given to suitable candidates from Asia Pacific.

Target number of participants: Approx. 40 participants (This is inclusive of approximately 20 Fellowship beneficiaries from the Asia Pacific. Exact number depends on the sponsorship amount available.)

Application Process

Selection of suitable candidates will be conducted by a selection committee comprised of representatives from the local host and other relevant organizations.

Kindly note the following:

  • Applicants MUST register an account in the system to access the fellowship application, submit and check the status.
  • If you have previously applied for a regional fellowship (such as the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum) and already registered an account previously, there is no need to register again or register a different account. 

Key Program Elements

The academy program is a robust program that includes interactive components, such as online learning, mock meeting, and group projects. The academy program includes the following topics:

  • History of Internet Governance
  • Introduction to Internet’s Global Eco-system
  • Fundamentals of Internet Infrastructure and Internet Security
  • Introduction ICANN and Domain Name System
  • Introduction to the Multistakeholder Model and ICANN’s Policymaking Process

Pre-requisite Online Learning

To ensure effective learning and facilitate more robust discussions at the workshops, three customized online learning courses have been developed for the Asia Pacific Internet Governance Academy. These courses touch on Internet governance and ICANN topics respectively:

  • ISOC Course on Internet Governance (moderated and self-paced)
  • ICANN Learn Course: Asia Pacific Internet Governance Program (self-paced)
  • APNIC Academy (self-paced)

The three courses will span over 3-4 weeks. Upon the successful completion of the ISOC Course, participants will be presented with a certificate. Participants are required to complete the two online learning modules before the commencement of the academy.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Asia Pacific Internet Governance Academy (APIGA) 2019

Application Deadline: July 7th 2019

The UK Social Enterprise Awards recognise businesses that give back, enrich communities and make a contribution to society, as well as those who lead them – the social entrepreneurs who use their business acumen to make a real difference, tackling social and environmental problems both in Britain and abroad. The Awards, hosted by Social Enterprise UK recognise the achievements of social enterprises and supporters in 14 different categories, including Social Enterprise of the Year, Women’s Champion, ‘Buy Social’ Market builder and the One to Watch.

The event is the biggest celebration of social enterprise in the sector, and a truly inspiring and entertaining evening. The Awards grow in size and reputation each year and the shortlisted organisations are an insight into the amazing work being done in the UK social enterprise sector. This year it will be held at London’s Guildhall on 4 December.

2019 Awards categories

See all category specific criteria on the Awards Guidelines here.

Category 1 – UK Social Enterprise of the Year The overall award for a social enterprise that has a clear vision, excellence in impact, and that has demonstrated and promoted social enterprise beyond the sector. Category 8 – Education & Training Social Enterprise For a social enterprise in the education, training or employment sectors that can demonstrate excellence in vision and strategic direction, and clearly evidence their social, environmental and community impact.
Category 2 – One to Watch For a social enterprise that has been operating for less than 2 years (as of April 2018) and can clearly articulate their future vision and how they are going to achieve it. Category 9 – Environmental Social Enterprise For a social enterprise in the green and environmental sector with a clear evidenced environmental impact.
Category 3 – Prove It: Social Impact For a social enterprise that can truly demonstrate and communicate their impact with their stakeholders. Category 10 – Tech for Good For a social enterprise that uses technology to achieve social impact.
Category 4 – ‘Buy Social’ – Market Builder For a social enterprise, public sector body or private sector organisation that has demonstrably made efforts within its own organisation and remit to create more opportunities to buy from social enterprises. Category 11 – Women in Social Enterprise For a woman working in the senior leadership team of a social enterprise who represents excellence in her field of work.
Category 5 – Social Investment Deal of the Year For an organisation that has been part of a great investment deal in the last 12 months that has helped the social enterprise to grow or the movement as a whole to develop and flourish.  Category 12 – International Impact For a social enterprise working internationally, and are having a big impact in their field. 
Category 6 – Health & Social Care Social Enterprise For a social enterprise in the health and social care sector with excellent vision and strategic direction, clear leadership and clear evidenced social, environmental and community impact. Category 13 – Transformative Community Business For a locally rooted social enterprise that trades for the benefit of their community.
Category 7 – Consumer Facing Social Enterprise For a social enterprise that produced or delivers a retail product or service to the general public. The winner of this category will be selected via a readers’ choice vote in our media partner publication The Big Issue. Category 14 – Employee Engagement For a social enterprise that is genuinely engaging employees in all aspects of the business.

Key Dates 7 July | UK Social Enterprise Awards nominations close
Early September | Shortlisted organisations notified and must return management accounts and governing documents (more information on next page)
Early September | Ceremony tickets are available to purchase for shortlisted organisations
October early / November | Heat final in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales
4 December | UK Social Enterprise Awards ceremony for all 14 categories

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the UK Social Enterprise Awards 2019

Application Deadline:

The Roddenberry Fellowship is a 12-month program for activists from across the country who are working to protect the most vulnerable and to make the US a more inclusive and equitable place to live.

Fellows must be working on a project, organization, or initiative with direct impact in one of four areas:

Civil Rights

Environmental Protection

Immigration and Refugee Rights

LGBTQIA and Women’s Rights


The Roddenberry Foundation welcomes Fellowship applications from individuals who meet all of the following:

  • United States citizens, permanent residents, DACA recipients, or current visa holders who reside in the 50 United States or its territories.
  • Individuals who are the principal of their initiatives or organizations, including Founder, Co-Founder, President, CEO, or Executive Director.
  • Individuals who are 18 years of age or older.
  • Individuals employed by or affiliated with organizations or institutions with a budget of $2mil or less.
  • Individuals whose primary focus of their work is either immigrant & refugee rights, civil rights, LGBTQIA+ & women’s rights, or environmental protection.
  • Individuals who are based in and whose work is focused solely on communities in the United States.
  • Individuals who can devote 100% of their time in 2020 to their project or initiative.

All Roddenberry Fellows receive a $50,000 award, as well as:

  • One-on-one professional coaching and development opportunities
  • Virtual collaboration sessions to provide ongoing advisement, support, and connections
  • Two required in-person retreats:
    • February 17-21, 2020 in Los Angeles;
    • October 1-4, 2020 in New York
  • A community of peers and allies who share resources, expertise, and support


  • Fellowship Launch: May 8, 2019
    Between May 8 and June 13, you are invited to learn about the Fellowship and complete the Round One application.
  • Round One Deadline: June 13, 2019
    Complete registration and submit your application by 5:00 PM Pacific.
  • Round One review: June 17–July 25, 2019
    The Roddenberry Foundation team reviews submissions to ensure they comply with Fellowship eligibility and rules, and a panel of vetters evaluates applications using the scoring rubric.
  • Round Two invitations: July 26, 2019
  • Round Two opens: July 29, 2019
  • Round Two deadline: August 23, 2019
    Round Two applicants will have three weeks to submit their Round Two application. All Round Two applications are due by Friday, August 23, at 5:00 PM Pacific
  • Round Two Evaluation: August 26–October 9, 2019
    The Roddenberry Foundation team a panel of judges evaluates applications using the scoring criteria and finalizes the 2020 cohort.
  • Fellows Announcement: October 2019
    The 2020 Fellows will be announced on this website, The Roddenberry Foundation website, social media, and via press release.
  • Fellowship Begins: January 2020

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Roddenberry Fellowship 2019

Application Deadline: May 15th 2019

Building on the peacebuilding momentum in the region, UNOY Peacebuilders’ 5th edition of the Young Peacebuilders’ Forum will take place in Bogota, Colombia, from 15 to 18 July 2019 and will bring together 60 young peacebuilders from the Americas and beyond. This year’s theme, chosen by our members in the Americas, is ‘Leaving No Youth Behind Through Resolution 2250 and Agenda 2030’.


The first YPF in the Americas will take place within a context characterised by increased youth mobilisations for greater inclusion in peace, development, and politico-economic processes across the region. Some examples of recent youth mobilisations in the region include: implementing the peace agreement (Colombia); advocacy for reproductive rights (Argentina); access to job opportunities for low-skilled youth, young women, and indigenous and Afro-Peruvian youth (Peru); political and economic repressions (Nicaragua and Venezuela); and advocacy for immigration rights (Mexico).


To shape this unique forum and its legacy, to bolster your capacity as a young peacebuilder, and be part of an empowering collective of like-minded changemakers, we encourage you to share your experiences and apply, if you are:

  • Aged between 18 and 30;
  • Fluent in English and/or Spanish—it is important to us that you feel comfortable to participate! We will operate a peer-to-peer translation system, so you only need to be fluent in one of the two languages.
  • Involved in building peace in your community, in any way!

We welcome both UNOY Peacebuilders’ member organisations and non-members to apply, as this forum offers a fantastic opportunity to expand our network by connecting with and learning from one another. Priority will be given to participants who:

  • Have experience in fields related to peacebuilding and conflict transformation;
  • Are currently active in a youth peace organisation;
  • Have experience with and/or represent marginalised communities;
  • Are committed to applying the outcomes of the forum to their own work.

The selection of participants will be based on applicants’ motivation and experience, as well as gender balance and diverse representation.

Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Caribbean Netherlands, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sint Maartin, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States of America, United States Virgin Islands, Uruguay, Venezuela.

Please note: Accommodation, food, and travel costs are fully covered (in compliance with our reimbursement guidelines). The forum is supported by the Swedish International Development Agency.

Apply now by completing this short form, and submitting a 3-minute motivation video by email to!

Guiding questions for the motivation video:

  1. Tell us about yourself and why you would you like to participate in the forum?
  2. What would you like to learn from the forum?
  3. How would you contribute to the forum?
  4. How do you hope to use the outcomes of this forum for your work?

For queries, please contact Charlotte Davidi:

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Young Peacebuilders’ Forum 2019

Application Deadline: 23rd of May 2019 !

With the upcoming European elections, the European Commission is inviting first time voters to join a social medias competition to raise awareness about the elections
Three winners will be selected and rewarded by a travel voucher of 200€ for the first place, 100€ for the second and 75€ for the third place.

Who can participate ?

Any first time voter eligible to vote in the European Union elections.

How to participate ? 

Submit your entry by filling the Woobox Form and add a photo related to the EU elections and a description about why you are voting for the first time . Then, go to the comment section below one of the Erasmus+ or European Youth’s promotional posts on Twitter or Facebook and post your photo with few words explaining why you are voting.

You have until the 23rd of May 2019 !

To participate, click on this link :

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Erasmus+ First Time Voters Competition 2019

Application Deadline: 21 May, 2019

Do you live and breathe sport? Have you ever wanted to be a sports reporter, presenter or commentator?  Then the BBC’s Kick Off trainee sports reporter scheme is for you.

It doesn’t matter who you are or where you are from, we want people who have a passion for sport and who can bring ideas, stories and energy to our BBC Sport teams. We are looking for dedicated, hard-working people that reflect the diverse communities that we serve around the the UK. 

NO previous media or journalism experience, education, or training is required. Instead we’re looking for ambition – a successful reporter will seize this opportunity to begin a career in the sports media world.

We are proud of the number of previous trainee reporters who used this experience to go on and gain employment in the industry and we hope you can be next, regardless of your previous experience

Work experience is unpaid.  We will reimburse travel expenses for up to £15 per days attended

As a BBC Kick Off Trainee Sports Reporter you will receive training at the BBC Academy and an induction followed by a 2 days a week, 5 week placement at a BBC radio station or online sports team close to where you live. 

You will work with a BBC mentor who will help guide you through your placement.

You’ll have the opportunity to experience a range of roles learning about how sports reporters work day in, day out. This could include: recording and writing your own stories and features; interviewing sports stars; producing live radio programmes; reading sport bulletins; and writing for the BBC Sport website.

This really could be the start of your career as a sports journalist.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for sport-minded, driven, committed and talented applicants from all across the UK.

This is a very inclusive scheme and we would particularly welcome applications from those who might not have considered a career in sports journalism. As we said, it really doesn’t matter who you are, or where you come from, the key thing is that you have a passion for sport and for telling stories.

For Health & Safety considerations you will need to be aged 18 or over on 22 July 2019 to apply for this placement.

Role Responsibility

What happens if I am shortlisted?

Applicants who are successfully shortlisted will be invited to their chosen BBC local radio or online site / via telephone to attend an informal interview. These will take place from the 3 June – 17 June 2019.

We’ll want to find out a bit more about you and how suited the placement will be to you. The chat should last no longer than 30 minutes.

The successful BBC Kick Off trainee Sports Reporters will be required to attend a mandatory training event at the BBC Academy in Bristol (details below) in July.


If you are successful you will be required to attend a two-day training event at the BBC Academy in Bristol on Thursday 18 July – Friday 19 July.  Training is mandatory, so if you cannot attend both days of this training event you will not be eligible to apply for this placement.

Travel, accommodation and meals will be provided and paid for by the BBC, for the training, which requires an overnight stay in Bristol.

Placement information

The 5 week placement at your chosen BBC site runs from 22 July – 1 September 2019 (this includes an Induction). Each BBC Kick Off trainee sports reporter will be with us for 2 days per week. The days chosen can be flexible to suit each placement‘s editorial requirements and the availability of the trainee reporter.

There will be a showcase for BBC Kick Off Sports Reporters at the end of their placements in September. This event will be held at the BBC in Salford, the home of BBC Sport and Radio 5 Live.

Are you the right candidate?


There are application questions on the online form, they are to help you give us the information we need. The last three are the questions you need to concentrate on, as these count towards shortlisting if you are chosen to attend an informal interview.

Have a think about the answers before you write them. We aren’t trying to catch you out; we are looking for your passion, motivation and sports knowledge.

Finally, make sure you get someone to spell check your answers – the online form doesn’t have a spell check. Don’t forget it is you and your ideas we are interested in, we can only shortlist you on information you put on your application, so don’t sell yourself short.

You can keep up-to-date with all things Kick Off using #BBCKickOff on social media.

At the BBC we aim to connect with all our audiences, including our underserved audiences, using different methods to inform the quality and direction of our programmes.  We also aim to advance equal opportunities to diversify and develop our workforce and would therefore welcome interest from applicants who are female, disabled and/or from culturally and socially diverse backgrounds.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the BBC’s Kick Off trainee sports reporter scheme 2019

Application Deadline: 30th May 2019

AYC is a carefully selected network of young people who have found their power to create change for the good of all and are ready to take on their role as youth influencers, peer allies and co-leaders of the global Everyone a Changemaker movement.

– Under 20 years of age (born in 1999 or later)
– Founder/Co-founder of an initiative that has achieved positive impact in the community
– Interested in taking on a new role as role-model and youth influencer

Selection Process:
– Stage 1: Online nomination form and screening
– Stage 2: Interviews with social entrepreneurs and young people from Ashoka’s network
– Stage 3: Selection Panel and in-person pitch to jury

Perks & Responsibilities:
– An international recognition of your ability to create positive change
– Become an integral part of a global community of like-minded teenage social innovators
– Attend Induction and Bootcamps with leading entrepreneurs – social and business
– Create personalised learning goals to grow as a leader and access Ashoka’s knowledge resources, mentors and events to achieve them
– Become a Peer ally, influence institutions, and build partnerships to create a culture of changemaking and problem-solving among the youth in the city/community/country.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Ashoka Young Changemakers Program 2019 for young Indians

Application Deadline: May 20, 2019

The Afghan Youth Representative to the United Nations program will provide a unique opportunity to the applicant to travel to Germany and New York, connecting with decision-makers, and high official people, as well as engaging in debate and present the voice of Afghan in the Security Council of the United Nations.

The Afghan Youth Representative to the United Nations program will provide a unique opportunity to the applicant to travel to Germany and New York, connecting with decision-makers, and high official people, as well as engaging in debate and present the voice of Afghan in the Security Council of the United Nations.

The first ever Afghan Youth Representative was elected through a rigorous competition process among 60 youth applicants who competed in public speaking events in May 2018.

(b) Development-policy objective of the program

The program has a two-pronged objective: to call for global attention to youth, peace, and security in Afghanistan in light of the UN Security Council Resolution 2250 (2015), and to

provide leadership opportunity for 1 individual that can make him/her a role model leader among Afghan youth.

Eligibility Criteria

The following candidates are considered eligible for this call:

1). Have the Afghan nationality and residing in Afghanistan;

2). Should be below 29 years old;

3). Currently involved in youth related/civic engagement activities or hold a leadership position in one of the youth-led organizations;

4). Passionate about political participation of youth;

5). Able and willing to travel outside the country for 20 days in September/October 2018;

6). Have excellent command of English language.

The following candidates are not considered eligible for this call:

1). Applicants who are temporary or permanent residents of any country outside Afghanistan;

2). Applicants who have applied to immigrant visa or visa lottery or has any pending immigrant case;

3). Applicants who have received many awards outside the country;

4). Applicants who have attended many conferences and events outside the country.


The call for application is open from April 11 to May 20, 2019 at 12 pm, Afghanistan time.

The online application will be screened and reviewed by a panel of expert people. The selection of the winner will have two phases:

(a) First phase: based on the online application, six top candidates will be shortlisted and notified of their results in mid-June. The shortlisted candidate will be requested to send a one paper “plan of how he/she will contribute to increased political participation of youth in Afghanistan” and appear for interview.

(b) Final Phase: based on the result of written paper and interview three shortlisted candidates will be requested to appear for the second and final phase of the selection, competing in the public speaking skill events.

Only shortlisted applicants will be informed of their decisions by mid-June through APT’s official email.

Incomplete and late applications will not be examined by the selection committee.

Selection Committee

All eligible candidate will be selected by a selection Committee, comprised of representative from APT, representative from the Afghan government, UN, and German Embassy.

The first phase of interview will be contacted via Skype or in person. However, for the final round all the applicants should be physically present in Kabul.


· This program will cover Airfare Travel to Germany and New York, accommodation, meals, and transportation during the event.

· Program will not cover any cost (travel, transportation and accommodation) if the applicant is selected for the final round to travel to Kabul.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Afghan Youth Representative to the United Nations program

Application Deadline: May 12 2019

2019 Discover the Unexpected (DTU) is an 8-week road trip sponsored by Chevrolet in partnership with the National Newspaper Publisher Association. Six HBCU students will be selected as DTU Fellows, and each will receive a $10,000 scholarship and a $5,000 stipend. The fellows will be split into two teams of three, and each team will receive the use of an All-New 2019 Chevrolet Blazer. Over the course of eight weeks, each team will travel in the 2019 Blazer to two different cities where they will work for local NNPA newspapers. 2019 DTU Fellows will pitch, produce, and share stories of their travels and assigned NNPA news stories.


To be eligible, you must be between 18 (19 if residing in Alabama) and 22 years old.

You must be enrolled in a Historically Black College & University by the application deadline.

As a graduating senior, the $10,000 scholarship can be applied to any outstanding HBCU student loans and/or post-graduate education tuition for any accredited college or university


Your video submission is your opportunity to tell us who you are and express your creativity. Here are some suggestions:
1. Describe your passion for journalism and storytelling.
2. What are the top three skills that you would bring to the Discover The Unexpected program?
3. Why do you want to be a DTU Fellow?

Applicants must submit the following information in compliance with these Application Instructions and Terms and Conditions:

  • Complete the online application form and click to agree to the Terms and Conditions.
  • Submit a resume, not to exceed one page, including:
    • College/University academic major and minor, date or expected date of graduation
    • Current GPA (grade point average)
    • Permanent and school address, email and mobile number
    • Work experience
    • Special skills
  • Writing Sample [required] / Creative Sample [optional]
  • Submit a video of you utilizing labeled: 2019 Discover The Unexpected | First Name Last Name. Videos are not to exceed 90 seconds explaining:
    • Who you are
    • Your passion for journalism and storytelling
    • 3 skills that you will bring to the Discover the Unexpected team
    • Why you should be chosen for the 2019 Discover the Unexpected Fellowship

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2019 Discover the Unexpected

Application Deadline: Thursday 16 May 2019 12:00 (CET)

DiscoverEU is an initiative of the European Union giving you the opportunity to travel around Europe. By travelling mainly by rail (there are exceptions to allow those living on islands or in remote areas to take part), you will discover Europe’s stunning landscapes and its endless variety of cities and towns. This journey will also give you the chance to meet like-minded travellers, become more independent and confident as well as explore your EU identity. Young people can apply during the two application rounds taking place each year and the European Union awards the selected ones with a travel pass.  

lmost 30 000 young people were awarded a travel pass in 2018. Another round will take place from 2 May 2019 at 12:00 (CEST) to 16 May 2019 at 12:00 (CEST). An ‘Apply Now’ button will appear on this page on D-Day!

To be eligible, you need to be born between 2 July 2000 (included) and 1 July 2001 (included), have the nationality of one of the Member States of the European Union at the time of the award decision, and fill in the correct ID or passport number on the online application form.All you have to do is to participate in a quiz and answer a subsidiary question. If you are selected, you can travel for a period of minimum 1 day and up to 30 days between 1 August 2019 and 31 January 2020. Why not seize this chance to experience freedom of movement, better understand Europe’s diversity, enjoy its cultural richness, make new friends and ultimately, discover yourself?

Note that if you have a disability or a health problem that makes your trip challenging, we have special conditions to help you take part in DiscoverEU.

Travelling with Friend

Yes you can! It really is up to you. You can go solo or bring your friends along. In fact, you can add up to 4 friends to your group.

You can also organise meet-ups and combine travel plans with other DiscoverEU travellers! The DiscoverEU Facebook Group is a good platform to do this. Join the Group now to chat with other participants.


By becoming a DiscoverEU Ambassador, you are invited to report back on your travel experiences through social media tools like Instagram, Facebook or Twitter using #DiscoverEU. You could even give a presentation at your school or local community. Moreover, you could participate in the #DiscoverEU photo/video #Competition and win great prizes. Get inspired and check the pictures and videos of the previous rounds.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the European Commission DiscoverEU Program 2019