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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.

Aim

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.

Eligibility

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

Eligibility

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

Timeline:

  • 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’.

Context:

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).

Requirements:

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 charlotte.davidi@unoy.org!

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: charlotte.davidi@unoy.org

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 : https://woobox.com/927u7x

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.

Training

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?

Applying

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.

Eligibility:
– 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.

Timeline

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.

Financial/Benefits

· 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.

Requirements:

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

Submission

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 YouTube.com 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.

Responsibility

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

Application Deadline: 3 May 2019

In 2018, Shell developed the One Young World Shell Scholarship Programme to empower the development of diverse young leaders in the Netherlands to make a social impact in the areas of energy transition, education and entrepreneurship.

The Scholarship is back for 2019 and enable 10 ambitious young leaders to participate in the One Young World Summit 2019 in London.

In addition to joining the Summit, scholarship recipients will receive personal coaching and leadership training from Shell professionals. Each scholar will develop a social investment proposal which will be considered for funding by Shell Netherlands.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Most delegates are between the age of 18 and 30. The OYW and Shell team will consider applications from those who are older than 30 demonstration of appropriate personal impact, initiative and willingness to engage. We are not able to accept applications from those who will be aged under 18 at the time of the OYW Summit.
  • Currently living in the Netherlands (and during the time of the OYW Summit)
  • Available and motivated to spend time on the Shell Scholarship Programme and OYW summit. There will be 7 (full) training days, in addition to coaching, mentoring and working on your project plans, plus 4 summit days
  • Good command of English is desirable since the OYW summit is entirely in English. The Shell Scholarship Programme will be in Dutch
  • Able and eligible to travel to the UK

Benefits:

  • Access to the OYW summit 2019 in London
  • The costs of travelling to and return from the UK
  • Transport, accommodation and food during the OYW summit in London
  • Training and participation in OYW Shell Scholarship Programme
  • Personal coaching, leadership training, storytelling guidance and project management skills
  • Travel to and from trainings is not included
  • Learning handouts and supporting materials

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the One Young World Shell Scholarship Programme 2019

Application Deadline: 15 July 2019 at 17:00 (CET)

Youth4Regions is the European Commission programme helping journalism students and young journalists to discover what the EU is doing in their region.

The European Commission is looking for participants for the third edition of Youth4Regions – the programme for aspiring journalists.

If you are interested in our fully-funded EU training programme, we encourage you to apply by sending us:

  • a short original article (400-1000 words), or
  • a short video (2 – 3 minutes)

on a project that has been co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund or Cohesion Fund.

The short article or the short video you would like to send to us needs to be original and not published before.

Benefits:

  • Trainings on journalism and EU regional policy
  • The chance to receive mentorship from established journalists from your country
  • Working side by side with renowned journalists during the EU Regions’ Week
  • Visits of EU affairs media headquarters and EU institutions
  • The unique opportunity to take part as a journalist in European Commission press trips to Member States
  • Accommodation and travel expenses covered by the European Commission

hat do we ask for?

  • Interest in what EU regional policy is doing in your region
  • Background in journalism (studies or experience)
  • EU or neighbouring country citizen aged from 18 to 30 years old
  • Availability during 6 – 11 October

Application form

The application period is open until 15 July 2019 at 17:00 (CET). Apply now!

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Youth4Regions European Commission programme for aspiring journalists

Application Deadline: May 19th 2019

The National Youth Council of Ireland, together with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, are delighted to announce the call for applications for the United Nations Youth Delegate Programme for Ireland 2019 – 2020 which will support two young people aged between 18-25 years to join Ireland’s delegation to the United Nations in New York in September/October 2019 and January/March 2020 (Dates TBC).

Please send your application form by May 19th 2019  – 5pm

 E-mail: unyouthdelegate@nyci.ie 

E-mail subject: UN Youth Delegate Application 2019 – (Your name)

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the UN Youth Delegate Programme for Ireland 2019/2020

Application Deadline: 15 September 2019.

The Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany is the patron of this fellowship programme. The Foundation grants up to 50 German Chancellor Fellowships annually – up to ten for each country.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is searching for the leaders of tomorrow – from Brazil, China, India, Russia, and the USA. The German Chancellor Fellowship offers you an opportunity to take the next career step in Germany – irrespective of your field of work. In order to apply, develop your own project idea and find the host of your choice to mentor you. Once your host has confirmed, you can apply for a fellowship.

Requirements:

Send an application, if you

  • are a university graduate with an international bias from Brazil, China, India, Russia or the USA and have already acquired initial leadership experience
  • completed your first degree less than 12 years ago
  • would like to spend a year working on a project you have developed yourself with a host of your choice in Germany
  • can demonstrate that your project will be of social significance and that you have the potential to build future bridges between Germany and your own country
  • work in a sector such as politics, economics, the media, administration and culture

Benefits:

  • a monthly fellowship of €2,150, €2,450 or €2,750, depending on your qualifications
  • individual mentoring during your stay in Germany
  • additional financial support for items such as family members accompanying you, travel expenses or a German language course
  • a study tour of Germany and a number of events during which you can make contact with other fellows and representatives of German companies and institutions
  • extensive alumni sponsorship, particularly to help you sustain contact with collaborative partners in Germany during your entire professional career

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the German Chancellor Fellowship 2019

Application Deadline: 28 March 2019 at 23:59 CET.

The European Young Heritage Professionals Forum will take place from 20 to 24 May 2019 in Zadar, Croatia to explore potential synergies and challenges of working on tangible and intangible cultural heritage in the European context.

The Forum will enable participants to enhance project management and communication skills by working on their own heritage projects with experts and peers from across Europe. In addition to building a community, the young professionals will be encouraged to become active ‘cultural heritage messengers’ by spreading the message on the importance of cultural heritage protection and safeguarding in their own communities and beyond.

The European Young Heritage Professionals Forum is organized by UNESCO in partnership with the European Union within the joint project ‘2018 – European Year of Cultural Heritage: Engaging Youth for an Inclusive and Sustainable Europe’. It will be hosted by the Croatian Commission for UNESCO and the Croatian Ministry of Culture. The Forum is developed in close cooperation with the non-governmental organization Diadrasis.

ORGANIZATION AND PRACTICAL INFORMATION


The Forum will take place from 20 to 24 May 2019 in Zadar, Croatia. The participants are expected to arrive on Sunday 19 May, remain available for the entire duration of the Forum, and not leave before Saturday 25 May.
All expenses related to the participation in the Forum will be covered for the selected participants (including transportation – economy class, meals and accommodation for the duration of the Forum).

All interested candidates are invited to consult the Call for Applications and Preliminary Programme.

Application Procedure:


Candidates should submit the online application form together with the requested documents by 28 March 2019 at 23:59 CET. Successful applicants will be informed by the beginning of April 2019.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the European Young Heritage Professionals Forum 2019

Application Deadline: April 15th 2019

The Economist is seeking an intern to write about foreign affairs for The Economist. The internship will be London-based and will pay £2,000 per month. Anyone is welcome to apply. Applicants should send an original unpublished article of up to 600 words suitable for publication in The Economist’s foreign pages, a CV and a cover letter to foreignintern@economist.com. The deadline for applications is April 15th 2019.

The aim of the internship scheme is to find and train future Economist journalists. Previous experience is not necessary. Rather, we are looking for raw talent. Candidates should have a boundless curiosity about the world and the ability to write about it concisely, wittily and with analytical rigour.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Economist Foreign affairs internship 2019

Application Deadline: 5 p.m. PST on Friday, March 15, 2019.

Action Canada is about today’s leaders nurturing the next generation of leadership in Canada.

Each year we select up to 20 emerging leaders to become Action Canada Fellows. They are the top candidates from a nationwide call for applications, hailing from major cities and smaller communities such as Carcross, Yukon; Witless Bay, NL and Fermont, QC.

Many have university degrees, others have demonstrated leadership pursuing alternatives to post-secondary education. They represent all sectors, including business, NGOs, science, government, academia and the professions.

The application process for the Action Canada Fellowship will help identify the next cohort of Action Canada Fellows for 2019/2020. The process is designed to highlight the strengths and areas of improvement of the applicants as the newest cohort is selected.

Selection Criteria

The four goals of the Action Canada Fellowship are to:

  • Enhance the participant’s understanding of Canada through the study tours
  • Provide concrete tools to support the participant’s leadership skills and their ability to make a difference in Canada
  • Strengthen the participant’s understanding of how policy is developed through a project related to the selected policy theme
  • Create a network of enduring relationships among the participants and the alumni

Selection Criteria

  • Record of leadership and/or achievement.
  • Moral character, open-mindedness, energy, courage to learn new things and acquire new experiences.
  • Demonstrated teamwork ability and interest in working with others.
  • A passion for Canada; the potential to become a leader in Canada and the commitment to make a positive contribution to Canada.
  • A noted interest in public policy and its importance as a tool for positive change.

The study tours for 2019/2020 will take place:

  • Thursday, June 13 to Sunday, June 16, 2019
  • Monday, August 19 to Sunday, August 25, 2019
  • Wednesday, October 23 to Saturday, October 26, 2019
  • Saturday, January 4 to Wednesday, January 8, 2020
  • Tuesday, March 3 to Friday, March 6, 2020

For an application to be considered, all of the elements must be included and completed by the deadline of March 15, 2019 at 5 p.m. PST. These include:

  • Basic information about yourself
  • A CV of up to three pages
  • A letter of motivation detailing:
    • The importance of the program for the current stage of your life;
    • Your aspirations and plans for your future career and life;
    • Your areas of need for development and improvement;
    • The importance of civic engagement to you, and desire to make a contribution to Canada;
    • Your ability to transform ideas into action;
    • Your ability to respect and understand new and different perspectives in addressing public policy issues.
  • The names and contact information of two individuals who will submit reference letters on your behalf. The webportal will automatically contact them to request the letters and it will be possible for you to see whether they have submitted them or not.

There are three steps to this process. All candidates will be informed of whether they have passed to the next round of the process or not.

1. Once the application window closes, the Action Canada team will sort through all of the completed applications and perform an initial evaluation based on the selection criteria.

The Action Canada team will invite selected candidates to submit a two-page essay on a public policy question by April 10, to be completed by April 24.

2. The Action Canada team will then evaluate the essay based on the selection criteria.

It will then invite selected candidates to a 30-minute online interview to take place on either May 10 or 11.

3. The selected candidates will interview with the National Selection Committee on May 10 and 11. The Committee will then recommend a final list of names to the presidents of the Public Policy Forum and Action Canada for selection as the cohort.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Action Canada Fellowship 2019/2020

Application Deadline: unspecified

THIS YEAR will see the five-yearly elections to the European Parliament in May. They will be followed by a wholesale shake-up in the leadership of the European Commission, the European Council and the European Central Bank. A mood of angry discontent among many voters, fears of another slowdown in the euro-zone economy and continuing success for populist parties in many countries are combining to create deep concerns about the likely outcomes.

Support for the European Union is in most countries higher than it has been for many years, yet the popularity of political leaders such as France’s Emmanuel Macron and Germany’s Angela Merkel has slipped, while Britain’s Theresa May is preoccupied with delivering Brexit. There are also continuing doubts about the state of democracy in several countries in central and eastern Europe. All this would certainly have given Nico Colchester, one of the finest reporters on European affairs of his generation, plenty to write about in his original and inimitable way, which included such ideas as a Mars Bar index and the division of countries and their leaders into the “crunchy” and the “soggy”.

In yet another momentous year for the European Union, here is your chance to emulate Nico’s successful career by launching yourself into the world of journalism at two of the world’s most global and well-respected news organisations.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Economist Nico Colchester Journalismnico-colchester-fellowship-for-young-european-journalists Fellowships 2019

Application Deadline: 31st Mar 2019

Launched in the summer of 2018, Young Women in Investmentis an initiative to create awareness about, instill interest in and enable women to view the investment management industry as a viable long-term career option.

The rapid growth of the investment industry in emerging markets like India, provides a good opportunity for women to pursue an invigorating and productive career in the industry. The initiative is also an attempt to empower young women, looking to start a career, better understand the current flexibility within the industry and to address traditional concerns such as that the finance industry disproportionately rewards those that work long and inflexible hours.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Women only.
  • Minimum final year undergraduate students.
  • Open to candidates pursuing ANY educational discipline (arts, sciences, commerce, engineering, etc.).
  • Indian citizens ONLY.

Commitment:

CFA Institute ask that you, if selected, commit to the full program – 4 weeks of boot camp, and 3 to 6 months of internship – for you to derive the full benefits and for us to achieve the objectives of this initiative.

Please ONLY apply if you can commit to the entirety of the program – starting from the boot camp from mid-May 2019 to the end of the internships (internship end date would vary between end-September 2019 to end-January 2020).

The 2019 program, for 100 selected eligible women, includes:

1. Boot camp

  • A four weeks intensive boot camp starting in May 2019 (Final dates to be announced).
  • 2 batches of 50 women each.
  • Includes free food and lodging for the duration of the boot camp.
  • Boot camp location will be assigned, candidates will not get to choose the cities.
  • Mix of core finance and business skills related topics to be covered.
  • Venue: In-residence program in Bengaluru and Mumbai.

2. Internship

  • Each participant in the boot camp will be offered a paid internship (for a period of 3 to 6 months) at a reputed financial institution. Subject to background verification.
  • Internship will pay a monthly stipend of Rs. 20,000; all other expenses such as food, stay, travel, etc. during the internship period would be the candidate’s responsibility.
  • Financial institutions offering internships include Edelweiss, Morningstar, SBI Mutual Fund, State Street, and many more.
  • Internship across various cities in India.
  • Internships are assigned, and candidates will not get to choose the firm or location.

3. Community

  • All participants who complete the boot camp and the internship will build lifelong relationships.

Boot Camp:

NOTE: Schedule for 2019 will be shared shortly. Day-wise schedule of 2018 batch for reference here.

Ground rules:

  • Sharp 9:30AM start every day.
  • Tea breaks (15 minutes) in both the morning and afternoon sessions.
  • While Saturdays and Sundays have generally been kept free, Saturdays will be reserve days and some Saturdays will be utilized for sessions, activities, etc.
  • Participants will be divided into “learning teams”, with each learning team consisting of 5 participants – these learning teams will remain for the duration of the boot camp.

Interested applicants can submit their applications starting 30th January 2019. Applicants will be offered a place on the program on a rolling basis. Application window remains open until 100 applicants have been offered a place on the program OR 31st March 2019, whichever is earlier.

The application process is two-fold:

  • Application submission 
  • Video / phone interviews (for shortlisted candidates).

Please spend ample time to carefully read the instructions, spend time on the essays, and submit a complete application. Shortlisting of candidates will be based on the application and profile. Submit your application by emailing apac.ipart@cfainstitute.org with the following:

  • Fully filled up application using the template provided (DOWNLOAD TEMPLATE HERE AND INPUT YOUR ANSWERS DIRECTLY IN THE BOXES IN THE EDITABLE PDF TEMPLATE)
  • One page resume.

Please note the following to complete the application template:

  • Personal details.
  • Essay on “My life story and my definition of success” (250-300 words).
  • Essay on “Why am I an ideal candidate for this program” (250-300 words).
  • Two academic and/or professional references. NOTE: references are people who have worked with you in a professional or academic environment, and should not be friends or family members.

Timeline:

Applications open 30th Jan 2019

Applications close* 31st Mar 2019

Last date for all offers** 20th April 2019

Boot camp start date mid-May 2019

Internship start date On or after 1st July 2019

* Offers will be made on a rolling basis.

** Date of acceptance of offers will be within 2 weeks of receipt.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the CFA Institute 2019 Young Women in Investment

Application Deadline: 25 March 2019.

If you are a student keen to promote EU careers on your university campus then why not apply to become an EU Career Student Ambassador?

As part of the experience, you will be able to:

  • Find out more about EU Career opportunities and promote them to your fellow students
  • Build a fantastic student network across Europe
  • Gain work experience during your studies that will give your CV extra weight
  • Develop your skills in public speaking, marketing and HR
  • Receive a full induction training and coaching throughout the role
  • Access to high-ranking EU officials
  • A reference letter based on your performance

We are looking for motivated, outgoing people with enthusiasm to promote EU Careers in your university.
As a highly regarded employer of top graduates, EU Careers is looking for brand ambassadors at some of Europe’s finest universities.

The EU Careers Ambassadors scheme involves finding innovative ways of promoting the great opportunities the EU institutions have to offer, including through:

  • attending careers fairs, or giving presentations to your fellow students
  • developing university networks and providing information
  • maintaining an active online and social media presence

Requirements

  • Commit at least two hours per week to your Ambassador role
  • Arrange or participate in a minimum of one EU Careers event or presentation
  • Communicate on a regular basis with your EU Careers coordinator
  • Participate in all training offered (online)
  • Keep a log of your activities and report back regularly

​Outside of these minimum requirements it is really up to you to decide how much promotion you can fit in alongside your academic studies and how you promote EU Careers to your fellow students. We are looking for Ambassadors who are creative and can come up with innovative ways of promoting EU Careers!

Role

  • Act as a point of contact for students interested in EU Careers
  • Research target groups and contact university media
  • Set up mailing lists and distribute information on EU Careers through the appropriate channels
  • Give presentations, attend university careers events and find interesting speakers
  • Complete monthly tasks and regularly report back on your activities
  • Manage and regularly monitor a dedicated Facebook page / online presence

How to Apply:

If you are: 

  • Available to take part in our compulsory one day training course in September/October 2019
  • Enrolled and present at the university for the duration of the Ambassador’s post (September 2019 – September 2020)
  • An EU citizen
  • Fluent in English and in one of the languages of the country in which you are studying

You can make an online application between 22 February to 25 March 2019. Please fill in the following form to submit your application.

If you successfully pass the first round, you will be asked to complete an online interview in April 2019. More information on this second phase will be sent to applicants via e-mail.

Please note that the list of participating universities has been established in collaboration with national governments. Currently we are unable to support Ambassadors at other universities and generally we do not change this list. If your university is not on this list, please visit us next year to check the updated list.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the EU Career Student Ambassador

Application Deadline: unspecified

As an intern in Human Resources, you will be responsible for leading organizations through assessment, design, transition, work process improvements or working directly with a function. This is not your typical HR internship – you will have truly meaningful projects to work on.

All our HR roles provide the chance to define your skills, apply them in a professional setting, and have a direct impact on business results. At this internship, your projects will deliver leading edge deep understanding in areas such as employee engagement, benefits, compensation, employee and labor relations, recruiting, training and development.

Benefits:

  • Responsibilities as of Day 1 – you will feel the ownership of your project from the beginning, and you will be given specific projects and responsibilities
  • Continuous coaching – you will work with passionate people and receive both formal training as well as day-to-day mentoring from your manager
  • Dynamic and respectful work environment – employees are at the core, we value every individual and support initiatives, promoting agility and work/life balance

Qualifications

We are looking for Bachelor’s/Master’s students:

  • Who are 1 year away from Graduation (Business/Engineering school/ Universities)
  • Love solving and analyzing problems to build creative solutions.
  • know how to set priorities and deliver what you commit to.
  • Love working in a multicultural and diverse environment.
  • Have the ability to learn on the job in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Good interpersonal skills to persuade, influence and adapt communication style to different situations and individuals.

Just so you know:

  • The duration of our internships is 10 to 12 weeks starting June 2019. As an intern, you’ll receive an internship allowance.
  • We do provide relocation support if your residence is based outside Karachi.
  • We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. Our mission of Diversity and Inclusion is: “Everyone valued. Everyone included. Everyone performing at their peak”.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the P & G Human Resource Internship

Application Deadline: 27th March, 2019

Do you have an entrepreneurial mind-set with a prototype or minimum viable product (MVP) in the healthcare field? Would you like to validate your prototype or MVP in the market in the form of a competition?

Take part in the InnoStars Awards programme to receive valuable training and mentoring a chance to win cash prizes and exposure to potential investors and partners. The InnoStars Awards programme is intended to support healthcare innovators in realising next steps towards the market, verify the need for the product or service they are developing, and increase the possibility to attract private investment.

Participants in the programme receive mentoring, training at two physical bootcamps, and validation interviews with potential customers, investors and/or partners. The top 15 InnoStars Awards applicants – evaluated by an international expert body – win €20 000 in “smart money” to spend on travel and accommodation, individual mentoring and training.

Those who complete the training are invited to the November pitch contest, where the prizes will be:

  • First place: €25 000
  • Second place: €15 000
  • Third place: €10 000

Requirements:

InnoStars Awards programme is suitable for micro and small enterprises (according to EU SME definition), spin-offs and start-ups that already have a prototype or a MVP, but product/service is not on the market yet (no income). The company must be incorporated/registered before the sub-granting agreement initiation.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the InnoStars Awards programme

Application Deadline: March 29, 2019 (11:59 noon CET).

Every year, 700 students from about 90 nationalities participate as scholarship holders in the European Forum Alpbach. Join smart minds from around the world in a charming Alpine village, immersing yourself in an environment bursting with novel ideas, new ways of thinking and opportunities for making great contacts.

With the Alpbach scholarship programme, young people under 30 can attend this leading interdisciplinary conference and a variety of academic seminars. A basic scholarship covers the participation fee to all events at the European Forum Alpbach. Additional subsidies are available for accommodation and daily allowances.

Requirements:

The grant to participate in the Seminar Week and the Alpbach Symposia is available to international applicants up to the age of 30. We welcome applications from all countries and academic disciplines. Artists and non-graduates are strongly encouraged to apply.

There are special application procedures for Austrian, Chinese and Taiwanese nationals. If you hold one of these passports, you cannot apply through the European Forum Alpbach Foundation. See “Where to apply” for more information.

Former Alpbach scholarship holders are invited to return to the European Forum Alpbach as Seminar Assistants or Alpbach Buddies.

Benefits

A basic scholarship covers the participation fee (EUR 1.400) for the whole duration of the event (14.08.-30.08.2019).

Should you not have sufficient funds to cover the costs of your stay, you can additionally apply for a residence scholarship which covers the accommodation (EUR 30 per day) or a full scholarship providing accommodation (EUR 30 per day) and daily allowances for food (EUR 17 per day). Please indicate in your online application under the point “subsidy” if you would like to apply for a full scholarship or a residence scholarship. In order to do so, you need to explain your financial situation in writing and upload a supporting document, e.g. a student grant. If you do not have such proof, a written statement is sufficient.

Please note that due to the high number of applications full scholarships are provided upon availability and upon needs assessment by the selection committee.

The types of scholarships – basic (participation fee), residence scholarships (participation fee and accommodation), and full (participation fee, accommodation, daily allowances) – that are assigned to finalists cannot be contested.

How to Apply:

You need to apply for a scholarship awarded by the European Forum Alpbach Foundation via our scholarship application platform. Everything that needs to be included in your application is listed in the section “Required documents”. Please read these requirements carefully in order to make sure to submit a complete application. Incomplete applications or applications that reach us via email will not be accepted. Late submission of missing documents will also not be considered.

Please note there are special application procedures for Austrian, Chinese and Taiwanese nationals. If you hold one of these passports, you cannot apply through the European Forum Alpbach online platform.

The European Forum Alpbach scholarship application platform will be open between February 20 and March 29, 2019 (11:59 noon CET).

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the European Forum Alpbach scholarship 2019

WEASA (short for the Warsaw Euro-Atlantic Summer Academy) is a now-annual summer school for mid-career professionals from the Eastern Partnership, the Western Balkans, and Poland. A wide range of policy analysts, experts, advisers, civil servants, NGO professionals, journalists, and journalists have taken part in the academy so far.

WEASA was founded to present the political, social and economic foundations of modern democracies in the European Union and the transatlantic community and further promote the values of freedom, pluralism and peace.

WEASA goes in line with the Eastern Partnership initiative that aims at accelerating political association, deepening economic integration, enhancing mobility of citizens and strengthening sector cooperation between the European Union and the Eastern Europe.

In past years, WEASA looked at a variety of topics – from energy security to regional development. WEASA 2017 looked at how digital technology has transformed our thinking on social, political, economic, and security issues. Consequently, we have decided to focus specifically on digital affairs for the foreseeable future.

Eligibility:

WEASA  is addressed to participants coming from a cross-section of society and specifically from public administration, academia, think-tanks, media and civil society organizations.

WEASA welcome applicants who are citizens and residents of the Eastern Partnership countries and the Western Balkan countries.

We typically look for mid-career professionals (usually those with at least five years of professional experience), who work as policy analysts, experts, advisers, civil servants, journalists, private sector specialists and in NGOs and are interested in WEASA related topics.

Dates and location:

WEASA  is held annually in July . It is hosted by the Natolin Campus of the College of Europe (Warsaw, Poland).

 Language:

All WEASA sessions are held in English.

Expenses:

The Founders cover all reasonable travel expenses and provide board and lodging for all WEASA participants.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Warsaw Euro-Atlantic Summer Academy 2019

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is one of the fastest growing sectors today, it’s no surprise that the global market is in dire need of qualified programmers, software, and web developers. As well as other digital and technology experts.

To address this challenge and ensure the development of the local business and economy, we have initiated Orange Jordan Coding Academy program.

  • The courses in our academy are fully free of charge, designed to help job seekers and those who are interested in digital technology, but are unable to pursue a higher education.
  • Our academy, certified by Simplon.co, offers various 6-months intensive courses, plus 1-month of internship.
  • Our academy is open to anyone who is eager to learn and pursue their dream.

Academy Objectives

You will:

  • Improve your communication skills.
  • Enhance your skills in web development and mobile applications and creating new ideas.
  • Sharpen your soft skills, and enhance your self-confidence and business.
  • Fortify your programming knowledge and increase your knowledge in everything new in the world of technology .
  • Jump-start your career and shape your future in the best way possible.
  • Develop your overall capabilities and open doors to new opportunities in your life.

Terms of Application:

– Age must be between 18-30 years.
– The applicant is not committed to any job and is not a student in any educational institution.
– The applicant should commit full-time for 7 months. (the training is expected to start from April 2019)

For any inquiry, send Coding Academy an email codingacademy@orange.com

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Orange Jordan Coding Academy Program 2019

Application Deadline: March 11, 2019

HUAWEI CLOUD provides a one-stop AI development platform Model Arts to support Huawei’s full-stack, all-scenario AI strategy. We also set up an AI Developer Enablement Program to foster collaboration with developers, partners, universities, and research institutions, with the ultimate goal of making AI more inclusive.

The HUAWEI CLOUD AI Developer Contest for Hong Kong University Students 2019 is the first such program launched in Hong Kong to help improve university students’ skills applying AI to realize their ideas through development. Winners will receive HUAWEI Mate 20 mobile phones and will be eligible to apply for internships at the HUAWEI CLOUD AI lab.

AWARD

HUAWEI CLOUD provides a one-stop AI development platform Model Arts to support Huawei’s full-stack, all-scenario AI strategy.

We also set up an AI Developer Enablement Program to foster collaboration with developers, partners, universities, and research institutions, with the ultimate goal of making AI more inclusive.

The HUAWEI CLOUD AI Developer Contest for Hong Kong University Students 2019 is the first such program launched in Hong Kong to help improve university students’ skills applying AI to realize their ideas through development.

Winners will receive HUAWEI Mate 20 mobile phones and will be eligible to apply for internships at the HUAWEI CLOUD AI lab.

timeline

Schedule

11 A.M., February 15, 2019

Registration deadline

March 11, 2019

Project submission deadline

March 19, 2019 at the HUAWEI CLOUD Summit 2019 Hong Kong

Results announcement and awards ceremony

February 15, 2019

Challenge start date

March 14, 2019

Presentation

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2019 HUAWEI CLOUD AI Developer Contest for University Students

Application Deadline: April 1st 2019

The Google News Initiative Fellowship connects students who want to explore the intersection between journalism and technology with news organisations.

The successful candidates will kick off their careers in the news industry by spending their summer working with experts in newsrooms and creating a professional network.

In 2019 the European Journalism Centre offers 40 fellowship placements in 11 European countries. The GNI Fellowship is funded by the Google News Initiative and is also available worldwide.

Requirements:

The GNI Fellowship is for students who are enrolled in or accepted for an accredited higher education institution in the same country as their newsroom of choice; or if they are from the country where the newsroom is based. This includes undergraduate, master, and PhD students.

We accept both full-time and part-time students, as long as the candidate is enrolled in an accredited higher education institution as of 1 January 2019. It is the individual student’s responsibility to ensure that he or she is legally permitted to work in the country where he or she applies.

You may only apply to one organisation.

Benefits:

The Google News Initiative Fellowship offers paid summer placements to journalism, technology or design students who want to gain valuable work experience and build lifelong contacts. This is a unique opportunity that can allow you to kick-start a career in the news industry.

Fellows will be able to learn from experts and connect with other students from across Europe. Depending on the needs of each newsroom, our fellows will research and write stories, contribute to open source data projects, create visuals and interactives, and look into data to accurately frame public debate.

The European Journalism Centre is delivering the GNI Fellowship in the EU and Google News Initiative is funding the programme.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Google News Initiative Fellowship 2019

Application Deadline: 25 February 2019 5 pm GMT.

Applications to attend a youth conference in Malaysia are now open.

The Commonwealth Secretariat and the Royal Commonwealth Society will host a four-day Commonwealth Youth Dialogue Conference: Youth Workshop on International Peace and Security and Building Community Resilience from the Ground Up, in Kuala Lumpur from 2-5 April 2019. The conference aims to build the capacity of emerging young leaders to bridge communities, lead action and prevent violent extremism through dialogue.

Young people at the conference will take part in interactive workshops on community cohesion, active citizenship, leadership, digital literacy and preventing violent extremism. The event also includes a day-long simulation of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) where debates will focus on international peace and security.

The programme will enable young people to better understand social change through democratic institutions and appreciate the views of others locally and globally.

Participants will gain a better understanding of their role as actors to prevent and counter violent extremism through informal and creative means. Following the summit, they will be expected to deliver future youth-led activities for their peers to help counter violent radicalisation.

For applicants:

  • you must be 18-22 years old;
  • you must a citizen and resident of Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka or Singapore;
  • you must have an interest in peacebuilding and have some prior experience of participating in social action projects;
  • all expenses will be paid including travel and accommodation.

This programme is to build the capacity of would-be young advocates and is not suitable for experts in the field.

If you would like to be considered as an applicant, please download the application form below and submit it before 25 February 2019 5 pm GMT.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Commonwealth Youth Dialogue Conference:Youth Workshop on International Peace and Security

Application Deadline: 14 March 2019.

The Representative Office of Ireland in Palestine is now accepting applications for the newly-created Ireland-Palestine Scholarship Programme (IPSP), which offers full scholarships for postgraduate study in Ireland for the 2019-2020 academic year.  

The IPSP is part of Ireland’s programme of assistance for Palestine, which supports the search for a lasting and just political solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This programme reflects Ireland’s longstanding commitment to the development of a viable, sovereign Palestinian state, as part of a two-state solution. Development of the education sector in Palestine has been a long-standing focus area for Ireland in Palestine. The IPSP aims to further broaden Ireland’s support for educational opportunities available to Palestinians. 

The IPSP supports students from Palestine to undertake one-year Master’s-level studies in Ireland. Application forms and the course directory for the IPSP can be downloaded at the bottom of this page. The deadline for applications is 14 March 2019. Shortlisted candidates can be expected to be called for interviews and language testing exams in the first week of April 2019.

Application forms must be completed electronically in full, printed and signed and delivered by hand to either of the below addresses: 

In order to be eligible for the IPSP, candidates must be: 

  • a Palestinian resident of the occupied Palestinian territory;
  • have identified and selected two relevant courses from the Ireland-Palestine Scholarship Programme Directory of Eligible Postgraduate Courses (see below); 
  • hold a Bachelor’s level qualification from an accredited institution with a minimum grade point average of 75% or 2.67 (or equivalent standard);
  • have achieved the necessary academic standard to be accepted onto their chosen Master’s degree course in a higher education institution in Ireland (refer to the rough table of equivalency in the Ireland-Palestine Directory of Postgraduate Courses);
  • be applying to commence a new qualification and not be seeking funding for a course they have already commenced or which will begin before scholarship awards have been notified;
  • not already hold a qualification at Master’s degree level or higher;
  • be able to take up the scholarship in the academic year 2019/2020;
  • submit with their application a valid English language proficiency score report with a minimum score of 6.5 on IELTS, or 550 on Institutional Testing Program (ITP), or 80 on Internet-based TOEFL (iBT).

*Please note that prior professional working experience is not a requirement.

  • Application form can be downloaded by clicking HERE
  • IPSP Directory of Eligible Postgraduate Courses can be downloaded by clicking HERE.

Application forms must be completed electronically in full, printed and signed and delivered by hand to either of the below addresses:

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Ireland-Palestine Scholarship Programme 2019

Application Deadline: 11 Mar 2019

The UK’s relationship with the rest of the world has rarely been so complex – or so interesting. Across the globe, the UK faces both challenges and opportunities. The FCO has teams working on everything from crisis in Syria, to helping British nationals in distress overseas, to creating new opportunities for British business, particularly in the fast growing economies, as well as managing a global network of posts overseas.

This is a unique opportunity to be right at the heart of the FCO’s work and to understand what it takes to run an effective global organisation. You will participate fully in the work of the FCO department into which you are placed and have an opportunity to influence how policy is made and delivered.

All the placements offer an in-depth insight into the work of the host FCO department and plenty of opportunity to learn more about, and experience, the wider FCO. No two placements are the same, and could be in any of the following departments:

• Geographical – Polar Regions, Western Balkans, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, East and West Africa
• Policy Themed – Economics, Defence Strategy, Cyber Engagement, EU Strategy, Climate Change and Environment, Human Rights, Counter Terrorism
• Customer Services – Consular, Parliamentary, Protocol, Crisis and Disaster Management
• Corporate – Internal and External Communications, Security, Human Resources, Press, Procurement

Please see the two ‘Day in the life of a Graduate Intern’ within the attached candidate pack for examples of the type of work you can expect to be involved in.

You will be part of a friendly and supportive team, where everyone is committed to diversity and encouraged to seek out development opportunities. Roles will allow successful candidates to develop their skills in relation to the Civil Service Success Profiles framework. You will be given a wide range of support, along with plenty of opportunities to learn about FCO work outside of your specific role. This may be through participating in Learning and Development (L&D) events and using FCO and Civil Service L&D tools. You may also have the opportunity to complete parts of the Diplomatic Academy Syllabus.

The type of placements we offer are suitable for those looking for general FCO work experience and NOT specific career related experience or experience relevant to ongoing academic studies. We carefully select suitable Internship placements from across the organisation in a range of roles offered by all our Directorates. Individuals are assigned to a Department for the duration of their Internship and we do not offer the option for Interns to select a placement or request a preference for a particular area of work for their Internship.

• These Internships offer an insight into working in the FCO and valuable experience for future job applications.
• All Internships are expected to end in May/June 2020, depending on an Intern’s start date in 2019. Successful candidate’s indicative start date is August/September as an exact start date is dependent on candidates completing their pre-appointment checks and security clearance.

Please read the attached Candidate Pack in full for further information on the roles and responsibilities, minimum criteria required and details of the internship. The Candidate Pack also explains the selection process and notes what applicants will be assessed on at the first sift and at interview.

We want to encourage applications from the most talented people from all backgrounds.

Please note that the FCO carries out name-blind (anonymised) recruitment to help build a more diverse and inclusive workplace.

Qualifications

A Graduate with at least a 2:2 degree (first degree). For those graduating in 2019, we will need evidence of your predicted grade. If your degree was awarded by a non British university you must provide satisfactory evidence that it equates to a British degree, i.e. via NARIC. It is also essential that you provide evidence of your qualifications if called to interview.

Behaviours

We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Delivering at Pace
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Working Together
  • Managing a Quality Service

Technical skills

We’ll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Motivation & personal development

Benefits

Pensions

Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the FCO Graduate Internship Scheme 2019