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Application Deadline: September 18, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. EDT.

The application process for the next Young Leaders of the Americas (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program is now open. Applications for the upcoming cohort of YLAI Professional Fellows will close on September 18, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. EDT.

The U.S. portion of the YLAI Professional Fellows Program will occur between June 7 – July 17, 2020.   Please double-check your calendar to ensure you will be available to travel to the United States during these dates.

YLAI empowers entrepreneurs to strengthen their capacity to launch and advance their entrepreneurial ideas and effectively contribute to social and economic development in their communities. Since the initiative’s launch in 2015, more than 750 YLAI Professional Fellows from Latin America and the Caribbean have expanded their leadership and entrepreneurial experience through fellowships at businesses and organizations across the United States. Through the YLAI Entrepreneurship Institute and the individualized Fellowships, YLAI Fellows have accelerated their commercial and social ventures’ success and developed specific action plans to carry out upon return to their home countries. YLAI Fellows built networks, linkages, and lasting partnerships to attract investments and support for their entrepreneurial ventures. Program components have included:

  • Four-week Fellowship: In cities across the United States, YLAI Professional Fellows gain valuable professional development skills and experience at U.S. entrepreneurial organizations from each Fellow’s business sector. Fellows will collaborate with their fellowship host on their Entrepreneurial Leadership Action Plan (E-LAP), which the Fellows will implement upon return to their home countries.
  • YLAI Entrepreneurial Leadership Curriculum: The YLAI Professional Fellows Program includes online and in-person coursework, developed by IREX and Arizona State University (ASU), that combines technical entrepreneurship training and leadership development. Using the E-LAP, Fellows will sent and achieve their entrepreneurial leadership goals.
  • U.S. Orientation and YLAI Closing Forum in the United States: YLAI Fellows participate in the U.S. Orientation in Tempe, Arizona and YLAI Closing Forum in Washington, D.C., as well as networking events with business and social entrepreneurial leaders, and U.S. government representatives.
  • Post-Fellowship Sustained Engagement: After successful completion of the U.S. Fellowship and YLAI Entrepreneurship Institute, YLAI Professional Fellows continue their collaboration with U.S. partners and have access to ongoing professional development opportunities, mentorships, networking, and alumni activities. YLAI Fellows will have the chance to welcome a Fellowship host to their country through the Outbound Program, sharing their expertise on the entrepreneurship climate in their country.

Financial Provisions of the YLAI Professional Fellowship Program

There is no fee to apply to become a YLAI Fellow. The U.S. Government will cover all YLAI Professional Fellows Program costs. Financial provisions provided by the U.S. Government will include:

  • J-1 visa support. No visa support will be offered to dependents, as this is an unaccompanied program.
  • Round-trip travel from participant’s home city to the United States and domestic U.S. travel, as required by the program.
  • YLAI Entrepreneurial Leadership Curriculum coursework and mentoring.
  • U.S. Orientation in Tempe, Arizona and YLAI Closing Forum in Washington, D.C.
  • Four-week professional placement with host organization.
  • A limited accident and sickness benefit plan.
  • Housing and meal stipend during the program.

Who is eligible to apply?

Candidates will be considered without respect to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexuality, national origin, disability or any other protected characteristic as established by U.S. law. Applicants with disabilities are eligible and encouraged to apply for the YLAI Professional Fellows Program. The YLAI Professional Fellows Program is open to young entrepreneurs who meet the following criteria:

  • Are between the ages of 25 and 35 at the Fellowship start date.
  • Are a resident and citizen of one of the participating countries*: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Maarten, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela.
    In the specific cases of residency in Aruba, Curacao and St. Maarten, citizenship in the Netherlands is accepted
  • Are eligible to receive a U.S. J-1 visa.
  • Have a demonstrated track record of successfully growing their own business or social venture for at least two (2) years.
  • Are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
  • Are not a U.S. government employee.
  • Are proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English.

The U.S. Department of State and its implementing partner IREX reserve the right to verify all of the information included in the application. In the event that there is a discrepancy, or information is found to be false, the application will immediately be declared invalid and the applicant ineligible.

Applications not meeting the above technical eligibility requirements will not be forwarded to the selection committee. If you do not meet the technical eligibility requirements for this program, we invite you to join the YLAI Network and visit exchanges.state.gov for information on other U.S. Department of State exchange opportunities.

What are the criteria for selection?

The YLAI Professional Fellows Program is an open, merit-based competition. There is no cost to apply. After the application deadline, an independent selection committee of regional and technical experts reviews all eligible applications. Those applicants selected to be semifinalists will be contacted to schedule an interview in October. All applicants will be notified of their status by January 2020.

The YLAI Professional Fellows Program candidate selection committee will use the following criteria, like the following, to evaluate applications and interviews:

  • Demonstrated professional entrepreneurial experience and knowledge.
  • Commitment to community or public service, mentorship, or volunteerism in your home country and to applying entrepreneurial and leadership skills, experience and knowledge to benefit your community and country.
  • Demonstrated understanding of how your personal and professional goals align with program objectives.
  • Demonstrated leadership, commitment to your organization’s or business’s success, positive attitude, initiative, and perseverance.

Application information

The application is now open. Applications will be open through September 18, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. EDT.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2019 Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program

Application Deadline: September 26, 2019.

We’re passionate about making change for good. That’s why T-Mobile and the T-Mobile Foundation are proud to partner with Ashoka for the second year of our Changemaker Challenge, a national contest that empowers young people to make impactful, sustainable changes in their communities.

On August 8, T-Mobile, the T-Mobile Foundation, and nonprofit partner Ashoka are kicking off the second-annual Changemaker Challenge, a nationwide contest to mobilize the next generation ready to create positive change in their communities.

This year’s T-Mobile Changemaker Challenge is looking for 30 bold ideas from young visionaries, advocates, and social entrepreneurs ages 13 to 23 from across the USA and Puerto Rico. Now through September 26, teams can enter the Challenge by submitting a project that drives social change in one of three categories: Technology, the Environment, and Education.

In early November, T-Mobile will officially announce the top 30 teams. Winners selected by senior leaders from T-Mobile and the T-Mobile Foundation will receive seed funding and a three-day Changemaker Lab experience in Bellevue, Washington to help take their projects to the next level.

Selection Criteria

  • T-Mobile, the T-Mobile Foundation, and Ashoka Youth Venture will partner to review submissions from across the USA and Puerto Rico and select winning teams based on the following criteria:
    • Changemaker Quality: already taking steps to make a difference
    • Creativity: fresh, innovative ideas that challenge the norm
    • Commitment: devotion to seeing a project through and making a lasting impact
    • Connection: ability and openness to work with others in their communities

Benefits:

  • T-Mobile, the T-Mobile Foundation, and Ashoka Youth Venture will:
    • Provide ongoing skill development, mentoring, and project guidance to help put their plans into action.
    • Offer ongoing mentorship, webinars, and other community-building opportunities throughout the year.
    • Showcase these young visionaries and promote their innovative ideas as inspirational examples of the next generation of changemakers.

The Changemakers Lab

  • The Changemaker Lab is scheduled for December 9-11, 2019 at T-Mobile’s HQ in Bellevue, Washington.
  • The Lab is an Un-conference-style workshop with sessions led by T-Mobile and Ashoka, focused on developing critical changemaking skills and community building. Teams receive mentorship from T-Mobile executives and skills training from Ashoka, while gathering a powerful changemaker network along the way.
  • At the Lab, all 30 teams will present their ideas to T-Mobile employees and leaders.
  • Of the top 30 teams, the best in each category will receive additional seed funding and the opportunity to pitch their ideas to T-Mobile senior leadership and the T-Mobile Foundation. One selected grand prize winner will receive even more seed funding, and a second all-expenses-paid trip back to T-Mobile’s HQ for further hands-on mentorship to continue supercharging their ideas.

Timeline:

  • The T-Mobile Changemaker Challenge launches on August 8, 2019 and closes to entries on September 26, 2019.
  • After the deadline, T-Mobile, the T-Mobile Foundation, and Ashoka Youth Venture will review all of the submissions and announce the winners in early November.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the T-Mobile Changemaker Challenge 2019

Application Deadline: 31 October 2019 (Korea Standard Time)

With the beginning of dialogue partnership in 1989, ASEAN and Korea have become strong partners in all aspects of political-security, economy and socio-culture. ASEAN is Korea’s second largest trading partner and third largest investment destination, while Korea is ASEAN’s fifth largest trading partner. ASEAN is also the most visited overseas destination for Koreans, and the people-to-people exchanges between the two regions has surpassed 11 million in 2018. With this strengthening ASEAN-Korea ties, the dialogue partnership is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and the ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit is to be held in Korea for the third time, followed by the Inaugural Mekong-ROK Summit.

Against such backdrop, the ASEAN-Korea Centre, an inter-governmental organization mandated to promote economic and socio-cultural cooperation between ASEAN and Korea, is hosting the 2019 ASEAN-Korea Academic Essay Contest inviting students of ASEAN and Korea to share their perspectives and knowledge on ASEAN and ASEAN-Korea relations. The young perspectives of the youth of ASEAN and Korea will contribute toward building a true, genuine and lasting partnership.

THEME (select one of the following themes)

1. ASEAN and Korea in the Emerging Indo-Pacific

With 65% of the world population and over 60% of global GDP, the Indo-Pacific has come into the limelight as it has also become a main theatre of China’s Belt and Road Initiative and the United States’ free and open Indo-Pacific strategy. As regional entities, ASEAN and Korea share the regional outlook which naturally leads them for cooperation. In what ways can ASEAN and Korea increase their cooperation to navigate through the tides of the emerging Indo-Pacific?

2. ASEAN Connectivity and Beyond

ASEAN visions “to achieve a seamlessly and comprehensively connected and integrated region that will promote competitiveness, inclusiveness, and a greater sense of Community” as proclaimed in the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity 2025. A well-connected ASEAN will bring its goods, services and people together, creating a foundation for a more resilient, competitive and prosperous ASEAN Community. What are the key areas ASEAN should focus on to fulfill its connectivity visions? How can ASEAN Connectivity achieve a regional integration that will connect beyond the ASEAN region?

3. Toward a Reciprocal Cultural Exchanges: ASEAN Wave in Korea

With increasing interactions and socio-cultural exchanges between ASEAN and Korea, the perception of ASEAN has been expanding in Korea. However, while Korean cultures are widely spread in the ASEAN region with the tides of the ‘Korean Wave’, understanding of ASEAN’s unique and diverse cultures are still in the growing stage in Korea. How can we effectively promote ASEAN’s unique and diverse cultures in Korea? In what ways can ASEAN and Korea cooperate to facilitate and promote the ‘ASEAN Wave’ in Korea?

4. 30 Years of ASEAN-Korea Relations: Retrospect and Prospect

The ASEAN-Korea relations began with the establishment of the sectoral dialogue partnership in 1989. Since then, the relationship has expanded and deepened to become a strategic partnership for peace and prosperity in 2010. This year, ASEAN and Korea celebrate the 30th anniversary of their dialogue partnership. How has the ASEAN-Korea relations evolved over the past 30 years? How should the dialogue partnership progress forward?

ELIGIBILITY

The contest invites all ASEAN and Korean undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in education institutions based in ASEAN or Korea.

LANGUAGE

English or Korean

*Abstract must be written in English for both English and Korean essays.

DEADLINE AND REQUIREMENTS 

Submission: 31 October 2019 (Korea Standard Time) [Extended from 1 September]

Winner Announcement: 9 December 2019

Required Documents:

1) Essay

2) Abstract

3) Application form

FORMAT

EnglishKorean
Max. 4,000 words or 10 pagesTimes New Roman12-point1.5 interlinearMax. 3,000 words or 10 pages한컴바탕11-point1.5 interlinear
*Abstract: 500 words / 1 page

– Essays must be submitted and formatted in Microsoft Word.

– In-text citations must be made in APA (sixth edition).

WINNERS

– 10 ASEAN winners (1 winner from each ASEAN Member State)

– 5 Korean winners

PRIZES

– Winners will be invited to an academic workshop to present their essays.

– Winners will be offered an opportunity for study trips to ASEAN and Korea (4 nights/5 days):

a) Study Trip to Korea – Visits to the ASEAN-Korea Centre, universities, research institutes, and cultural sites in Korea.

b) Study Trip to ASEAN – Visits to the universities, research institutes and cultural sites in Viet Nam.

*Travel expenses will be covered by the ASEAN-Korea Centre.

JUDGING

All eligible entries received will be assessed by a qualified panel of judges chosen by the organizers.

NOTICE 

– All requirements must be submitted electronically by the submission deadline on http://bit.do/2019akessay

– Reference materials must be properly cited. About the plagiarism policy, refer to www.plagiarism.org.

– Essays must be written by one person. Co-authored essays are not accepted.

– Only original and unpublished essays will be considered for assessment.

– For any inquiries, contact us at essay@aseankorea.org

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2019 ASEAN-Korea Academic Essay Contest

The Obama Foundation Leaders: Asia Pacific Program is a one-year leadership development and civic engagement program that seeks to inspire, empower, and connect emerging leaders from across the Asia-Pacific region.

At the beginning of the year, we invited a group of 21 emerging leaders from 16 countries and territories across the Asia Pacific for a hands-on workshop in Hawaiʻi. Together, we explored how to design the future Leaders program in the region. Incorporating their input, passion, and drive, the context-specific and engaging leadership program is now accepting applications!

Obama Foundation is looking for emerging leaders living in the Asia-Pacific region from a diverse mix of experiences and backgrounds to join the 21 leaders who helped design the year-long leadership program. Are you committed to advancing the common good in your community? Do you have a demonstrated potential for impact? Are you committed to leading with integrity and making values-based decisions? This program might be for you!

Those selected as Obama Foundation Asia-Pacific Leaders become members of a dedicated and self-sustaining community of changemakers in the Asia-Pacific region. Leaders are committed to ongoing learning through in-person gatherings and robust online engagement for a minimum of one year.

Requirements:

In order to be a successful applicant, you must meet all of the following criteria:

1. You must be a citizen of a country in the Asia-Pacific region OR an American citizen/permanent resident in Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa, or the Marshall Islands.

2. You must currently reside in an eligible country or territory in the Asia-Pacific region.

3. You must be 24-40 years old.

4. You must be fluent in speaking, reading, and writing English.

5. You must be able to attend an in-person convening from December 10-14, 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Based on your answers to the eligibility quiz, you may see some automatic responses that suggest that you apply for the Leaders program in a future year.

Obama Foundation Leaders are chosen through a competitive selection process. Positive results on this screening questionnaire are an indication that you meet the basic requirements to apply to the program, but do not indicate any judgment of the strength of your potential application or your likelihood to be chosen.

For More Information

Visit the Official Webpage of the Obama Foundation Leaders: Asia-Pacific Program 2019

Application Deadline: 5.00pm, Thursday 15 August 2019 (NYK Time)

Interns at the New Zealand Permanent Mission to the United Nations have the opportunity to bring New Zealand’s foreign policy to life on the international community’s largest stage.

The Mission engages interns year-round and seeks to create internships rich in professional value. Internships are intended to give participants exposure and experience in the operations of the Mission and the United Nations. The expectation is that interns will support the Mission’s staff in advancing New Zealand’s interests at the United Nations. Interns are required to assist with the wide ranging work New Zealand engages in at the United Nations and will not be focused on a specific area or topic.

To succeed in the internship, interns should be capable of quickly developing a sound understanding of New Zealand’s foreign policy positions.  Common tasks interns are required to perform include attending and reporting on various meetings and events at the United Nations, undertaking research, assisting with high-level visits, preparing social media posts, and providing administrative and event support. It is essential that interns have strong communication skills, excellent judgement, and a positive and willing attitude.Internships are typically for four months, with commencement dates staggered throughout the year.

Eligibility

We prioritise giving internship opportunities to New Zealand citizens and residents. Graduate students are particularly encouraged to apply.

The New Zealand Mission’s work touches on a broad number of international issues. This diversity of thought is reflected in our people. We encourage applications from a wide-range of backgrounds.  

Qualifications, skills, and knowledge

Desired qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  • Flexibility and willingness to undertake a wide range of tasks, including administrative tasks.
  • Possess a strong delivery focus – sets high standards including accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work within guidelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective relationships and to work within a team.
  • Ability to anticipate issues and problems, and think of effective solutions.
  • Displays personal integrity, and an honest and ethical approach.
  • Ideally, applicant’s background and/or field of study should be relevant to the work of the New Zealand Mission and United Nations.

Common backgrounds include Politics, International Relations, International Law, Economics, Human Rights, International Development, Sustainable Development, Health Science, Indigenous studies, Gender studies, Communications, and Security Studies, Disarmament.

Funding

Internships are unpaid and interns are fully responsible for their own costs (including accommodation, insurance and travel expenses).  However, a stipend will be available to offset part of the cost of undertaking the internship.

Prospective interns should be aware of the high cost of living in New York. Current students may be able to offset the costs by applying for internship grants and/or academic credits from their academic institution or find local sponsorship opportunities.

Additional Requirements

Interns are required to carry comprehensive travel insurance with adequate cover for medical expenses and personal liability for the duration of their assignments.

Interns are required to sign a standard undertaking covering non-government personnel participating in government delegations.

Visa Requirements

The Mission will facilitate a G2 visa for the duration of the internship. Successful applicants already in the United States on different visa may be able to stay on this visa for the duration of the internship – this will need to be discussed with the Mission in advance of starting.

Application

Applications should include a covering letter setting out the applicant’s interest in, and suitability for, an internship, accompanied by a CV, and the contact details of two referees. These documents must be combined into one attachment. Candidates who make the interview stage will be required to provide proof of their university study (e.g. copy of transcript, degree or enrolment). 

Applicants should clearly indicate the commencement date of the internship they are available for.  Prospective interns already in the United States should advise their current visa status.

Current Opportunities

We are currently recruiting interns for four-month internships commencing at the following times:

  • One position: 27 January – 22 May 2020
  • One position: 17 February – 19 June 2020
  • One position: 13 April – 13 July 2020
  • One position: 27 May – 2 October 2020
  • One position: 22 June – 30 October 2020
  • One position: 6 July – 6 November 2020
  • Three positions: 24 August – 24 December 2020
  • One position: 5 October 2020 – 29 January 2021
  • One position: 2 November 2020 – 13 March 2021

How to apply

Applications must be received by 5.00pm, Thursday 15 August 2019 (NYK Time) and should be sent by email to nzpmun@gmail.com with documents combined into one attachment only with subject line “NYK Intern Application” 

For More Information

Visit the Official Webpage of the Internships at the New Zealand Permanent Mission to the United Nations,

Application Deadline: August. 9th, 2019.

The Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) Initiative is holding a live pitch competition during the 2019 APEC Chile in La Serena, Chile, Sept. 29- Oct. 4, 2019.

The GIST APEC Catalyst Pitch Competition will include featured startups from around the APEC economies. Through the competition, young entrepreneurs will have an opportunity to elevate their pitch and showcase the startups they are working on. Teams will also learn how to pitch their business ideas to investors and potential partners—a critical skill for entrepreneurs.

Please complete this application in full. All applications must consist of only one team member. All applicants must be citizens of one of the APEC Economies below:

Australia; Brunei Darussalam; Canada; Chile; Peoples Republic of China; Hong Kong, China; Indonesia; Japan; Malaysia; Mexico; New Zealand; Papua New Guinea; Peru; The Philippines; Russia; Singapore; Republic of Korea; Chinese Taipei; Thailand; the United States; and Viet Nam.

Teams must be women-focused or women-led. Preference will be given to teams that have overcome economic hardship and/or identify as a member of a vulnerable community.  Also encouraged are startups who demonstrate commitment to investing in women/vulnerable communities, inclusive company growth strategies that engage women/vulnerable communities, or innovations that address the needs of women/vulnerable communities.

The deadline to apply is Aug. 9, 2019. After that, there will be a public voting phase of this application process during Aug. 19-30, 2019. During this phase your 90 second pitch video will be provided online. If your application has been approved for the next round, you will be notified and asked to upload further information.

Final decisions will be shared with applicants by late August.

Please note that the event will be held in English and all public voting pitch videos must be in English; unfortunately we are unable to provide translation for this event. 

If you have questions related to the GIST APEC Regional Pitch Competition and your application, please contact Marie Silver, msilver@venturewell.org

If you have technical issues with this application, please contact the survey administrator at: genesis@genglobal.org

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the GIST APEC Catalyst Pitch Competition 2019

Application Deadline: 16:00 (BST) on 28 August 2019

Commonwealth 2019 PhD Scholarships are for candidates from high income Commonwealth countries, for full-time doctoral study at a UK university for awards commencing  between January to March 2020.

These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for Education in conjunction with UK universities to support world class research and to contribute to UK higher education and research to help sustain international recognition of the UK higher education system and for the benefit of wider society. The CSC does not offer scholarships to candidates from high income Commonwealth countries who have already started their PhD study in the UK.

Eligibility

To apply for these scholarships, you must:

  • Be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country
  • Show evidence that you are permanently resident in an eligible Commonwealth country. You must have lived in an eligible Commonwealth country for a period of 5 years for a continuous period within the last 10 years. If the CSC are unable to interpret this from your application, you will be contacted to provide further evidence.
  • Be available to start your academic studies in the UK between January to March 2020 (to be agreed by the CSC)
  • Hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree) by the time of submitting your scholarship application
  • Not be registered for a PhD, or an MPhil leading to a PhD, at a UK university before January 2020
  • Not have commenced and be currently registered for a PhD, or an MPhil leading to a PhD, in your home country or elsewhere
  • Hold an unconditional offer from your chosen university/universities listed on your CSC online application, at the point of being notified that you have been provisionally selected for an award by the CSC*
  • References from at least two individuals
  • A supporting statement from a proposed supervisor at one or more of the UK universities

Eligible Commonwealth countries

Anguilla
Australia
Bahamas
Barbados
Bermuda
British Virgin Islands
Brunei Darussalam
Canada
Cayman Islands
Cyprus
Falkland Islands
Gibraltar
Malta
New Zealand
Seychelles
St Kitts and Nevis
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands

How to apply

You must make your application directly to the CSC using the CSC’s online application system. The CSC will not accept any applications that are not submitted via the online application system. You are not required to apply via a nominating body for these scholarships.

Only one application per applicant for these scholarships will be accepted.

Application deadline: Your application must be submitted by 16:00 (BST) on 28 August 2019 at the latest.

You are advised to complete and submit your application as soon as possible, as the online application system will be very busy in the days leading up to the application deadline.

Supporting documentation: Your application must include the following supporting documentation by 16:00 (BST) on 18 September 2019

  • Proof that you are a citizen of an eligible Commonwealth country: a copy of your valid passport (or national ID card) showing your photograph, date of birth, and country of citizenship – uploaded to the online application system
  • Full transcripts detailing all your higher education qualifications listed on your online application form (with certified translations if not in English). All transcripts must be up to date at the time of submitting your application, including any transcripts to date for qualifications for which you are currently reading – uploaded to the online application system
  • References from at least two individuals – submitted directly by the referee to the online application system (referees will be sent an email request).
  • A supporting statement from a proposed supervisor at one or more of the UK universities named on your application form – submitted directly by your supervisor to the online application system (supervisors will be sent an email request).

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Commonwealth PhD Scholarships 2019

Application Deadline:  August 15, 2019.

Magnum Foundation is accepting applications for the fall 2019 session of the Magnum Foundation Fellowship, a program offering mentorship and stipends to early-career practitioners who are at a critical moment in their development as photographers. This fellowship is designed for New York City-based photographers to work in the Magnum Foundation office while also developing their own photographic project in the city.

During the fellowship, fellows produce an in-depth project local in New York City that demonstrates a commitment to social issues and community based work. Fellows are encouraged to build relationships with their subjects in the field, build partnerships with relevant organizations, and experiment with new narrative forms and storytelling techniques. Fellows receive mentorship and project development support from Magnum Foundation staff and extended network throughout the duration of the fellowship.

In addition to producing a project, fellows are considered an integral part of the team and are expected to make significant contributions to the day-today work we do at Magnum Foundation. The fellows work on range of projects in the New York office including research on social issues, exploration of emerging technologies and platforms, multimedia production, and event production. Candidates should have expertise in at least one of the following areas: video production, graphic design, emerging technology, and research. Candidates will be paired with Magnum Foundation projects according to their expertise and interests.

Duration

The fellowship runs from mid-September to mid-November.
12 weeks, 20 hours/week on personal project development, and 20 hours/week on Magnum Foundation projects

Stipend

$500/week for a total of $6,000

The fellowship does not provide room and board or transportation to and from Magnum Foundation’s office. Fellows are responsible for arranging their own accommodations and travel.

Apply

Applications are due August 15, 2019.
You will need to submit your resume, a cover letter, a project proposal, and an edit of past work. Fellows are chosen by an internal selection team. Any questions can be addressed to Noelle Flores Théard at noelle@magnumfoundation.org or 212-219-1248.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Magnum Foundation Fellowship 2019

Application Deadline: 15 October 2019

UNESCO has recognized the youth as a priority group and emphasized their involvement as the driver of innovation and change for sustainable development. Youth practitioners play a particularly important role, as ICH relies on direct transmission among community members. As a UNESCO category 2 center, ICHCAP has organized the youth ICH storytelling contest with an aim to give youth practitioners an opportunity to develop their safeguarding activities and raise awareness of ICH among young generations.

Applicants aged between 18 and 35 (born in 1983-2001) can participate in the contest. The contest has two categories: youth practitioners (theme: My Dream, My ICH), and the youth in general (theme: Youth Meets ICH). For the former category, youth practitioners can submit their own stories in the form of an interview or essay. For the latter category, young people can submit stories about ICH they meet in their everyday lives or on travels. Submissions should be either photo essays or videos. Submissions should be in English, but the applicant’ s native language may be used if the submitted video has English subtitles.

ICHCAP will select a total of 36 winners and give them certificates and prizes. The awards to be offered in each category are: Grand Prize for 1 person, Excellence Prize (1 person), Distinction Prize (2 persons), Special Award (4 persons), and Participation Prize (10 persons). ICHCAP is planning to hold online exhibitions or publish photo essays using the prize-winning entries

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2019 Asia-Pacific Youth ICH Storytelling Contest

Application Deadline:

The Asian Peacebuilders Scholarship (APS) is a shared initiative of The Nippon Foundation, the University for Peace (UPEACE), and Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU). The objective of the programme is to train young Asian professionals to become peacebuilding practitioners, ready to take up leading positions in organisations across the globe. In particular, the programme serves to strengthen the representation of Asian professionals with expertise in Asian issues.

The programme offers intensive, specialised language training to facilitate the participation of professionals with lower levels of English proficiency, thus allowing them to study in both Costa Rica and the Philippines. Scholars obtain a Master of Arts Degree from the University for Peace (UPEACE) in an area related to peacebuilding, and a Master of Science Degree in Social Development from Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU).

Scholarship Benefits

Students selected to participate in the APS programme receive a full scholarship that covers tuition, airfare, transit and some visa costs for all programme components, and a monthly stipend. The programme facilititates up to 30 students per cohort.

Student Profile

Applications are accepted from students all over Asia, with preference given to students who:

1. Have at least 2 years work experience in a relevant field. Excellent candidates with less work experience are considered for participation on a case-by-case basis. Voluntary work, internships and student activities may be considered as work experience, if relevant for the programme.

2. Have Bachelor’s degree from a reputable institution.

3. Demonstrate a compelling desire to work on issues related to peace and conflict.

4. Demonstrate a commitment to learning in an international and multi-cultural environment.

5. Are from countries where English is not widely spoken, particularly, but not limited to, Japan, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines.


Programme Overview

The APS is an intensive academic study programme targeted towards young professionals from Asia. Academic study takes place in Costa Rica and The Philippines and is made up of the following elements: 1) intensive language learning component, 2) M.A. at UPEACE, 3) M.S. at AdMU in Social Development, and 4) completion of programme requirements.

This 18.5 – 21.5 month programme (depending on English proficiency), is scheduled to begin in March 2020 and is to be completed over six terms:

1. March-June 2020 (The Philippines), English Module 1: Intermediate English Training

Accepted applicants with an intermediate level of English language proficiency will participate in this first module of English Training.

2. June-August 2020 (The Philippines), English Module 2: Advanced Academic English Training

Applicants with a high level of English language proficiency will start the programme with English module 2, together with the students who successfully completed Module 1

3. July-August 2020 (The Philippines), Modular M.S. Coursework, 1st leg

4. August 2020-May 2021 (Costa Rica), Specialized M.A. Coursework

Students will continue their studies in one of the Specialized MA Programmes offered by UPEACE.

Areas of Study Include:

  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  • International Law
  • Environment and Development

5. June-November 2021 (The Philippines), Modular M.S. Coursework, 2nd leg

Participants will complete the programme requirements, principally in the Philippines

Modular M.S. Coursework, 3rd Leg

6. Mid December 2021 (The Philippines), Graduation

Click here to review the Academic Content of APS in detail.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Asian Peacebuilders Scholarship 2020/2021

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.

Eligibility

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.

Orientation

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.

Mentoring

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.

Benefits:

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

Ratio

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 https://application.da-vienna.ac.at/etp/Science_Diplomacy_2019_Trieste

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

Guidelines

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 supportbase2019@opensocietyfoundations.org. 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 wistemm@indousstf.org.

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).

Rules

  • 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 g.whiteman@iars.org.uk 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

Prize

  • €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.

Requirements:

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

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

All applicants must submit the following information online using the registration form at my.salzburgglobal.org.A 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 (bprasser@salzburgglobal.org). Please include only the information outlined above.

All applications should be directed to Salzburg Global Seminar.

SELECTION PROCESS

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.

Requirements:

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 my.salzburgglobal.org.

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 (bprasser@salzburgglobal.org). 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 essay@ilo.org 

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 www.itcilo.org 

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:https://www.ilo.org/100/en/ 

Contact information

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

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 al-saghiri@un.org, 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 al-saghiri@un.org. 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)

Benefits:

  • 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: http://apwld.org/about-apwld/our-members/).
  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 madhura@apwld.org

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.

Eligibility:

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.

TO APPLY PLEASE, REGISTER AND COMPLETE ONLINE APPLICATION FORM:

https://osce.embark.com/apply/summerschool

If you have any questions write to:
MA in Politics and Security Programme: MA-PS@osce-academy.net
MA in Economic Governance and Development Programme: MA-EGD@osce-academy.net

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?!

Responsibilities

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:  sonymusicinterns@handle.co.uk

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.
Assignment
 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.
Assignment
 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
respected;
 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
performed.
Languages: Fluency in both written and spoken English.

Application
Interested candidates should apply by sending their application by e-mail to the following address:
traineeship@emsa.europa.eu
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