Thursday, 27 July 2017

SIS Developer Intern

About Generation Rwanda/Kepler
Generation Rwanda began in 2004 and has supported young people in Rwanda in achieving their higher education goals through scholarships for universities throughout the country. In 2013, GR expanded its reach when it started Kepler.
Kepler is a nonprofit university program designed to deliver the skills that emerging economies need. Kepler combines the best of online learning and an American competency-based degree program with in-person seminars and intensive education-to-employment support.
About the Position
Kepler is offering a 6 month non-paid internship position. We are looking for a dynamic, motivated intern to to assist the organization in continued development of the Student Information System (SIS)  in the Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
The project includes training, build out of SIS projects and the CRM. We would like an intern with expertise in MS Dynamics who can add capacity to the team by supporting our Information Systems officer in training, developing, monitoring and debugging the SIS. The intern will work 40 hrs per week. 
Job Responsibilities
Work with the tech team to gather information about needed systems/improvements:
Projects that need refining:
Fines and invoicing
Needs to finish setting up the invoice format and workflows to send auto-invoices after payments.
Housing records
The system should track student housing historically. Students can opt out of a house, but we still want to see all the houses they lived in and dates for move-in and move-out.
Projects to start:
Academics settings
Setting up courses and sessions in Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Building the student portal so that students enroll for courses, and teachers take attendance
Kiva Loan
Want to track loan payment information and reporting system
Employment info
Need to record student employment information as students and alumni (needs to be historical)
Develop training documents/videos to explain necessary programming steps
Report on the progress of the Kepler team in developing the system
Support capacity development of the Kepler tech team
Work with the Kepler tech team to train end users
Maintain the system and train the tech team how to analyze and fix bugs in the system
Suggest possible additional items to make the system work best for the organization
Other duties as assigned
Familiar with project management techniques (preferably agile methods)
Demonstrated experience working with Microsoft Dynamics CRM database and building back-end applications in the system
Has the ability to develop front end application with Microsoft’s Azure
Proficient at JavaScript, HTML, CSS
Proficient at using API’s (developing client applications and making API calls)
Proficient at creating workflows (eg: automatic emails sent after certain actions)
Experience translating technical skills into training
Effective  interpersonal and communication  (spoken and written)  skills
System analysis experience
Proficient in English
A certificate/degree/diploma progress in software development related program  would be an added advantage.
Transport allowance from and back to their home or country.
Housing allowance during their stay in Rwanda
Lunch M-F on campus
Access to campus internet, lunch, and internet is covered during their stay in Rwanda
Access to internal health services at Kepler (nurse and counselor)
Start date: As soon as possible
Reports to: The Kepler Technicians

More information:


An internship with one of our overseas projects offers you the opportunity to gain up to six months' practical experience in development cooperation and find out what working in the field on a daily basis in another country is really like.

During your placement you will be provided with extensive support and assigned a mentor but when we award internships in foreign countries, we also ensure that our interns are able to make a useful contribution to the work going on there and that they organize their stay in the country themselves to a large extent.

Framework conditions
Our internships last for a maximum of six months. You don't need to worry about finding accommodation in the project country, as this will be provided for you by Welthungerhilfe. In addition, we pay a monthly allowance of 200 euros.
You are responsible for procuring a visa for the country you would like to work in, although we will of course help you with this and supply you with any documents you require, such as an internship contract. Welthungerhilfe will reimburse you for the cost of the visa.
As an intern you are essentially responsible for organizing your stay yourself and will bear any expenses connected with this. The main costs will be your flights and, because we don't offer group policies for interns, international health insurance including emergency assistance, as well as accident insurance.

The projects / countries
It is possible to apply for an internship in any project countries, that are generally classified as stable.
The following project countries are marked as high risk countries and can therefore not be applied for: Afghanistan, Burundi, Central African Republic, DR Congo, Iraq, Madagascar, Mali, Niger, Pakistan, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Turkey.
The following Welthungerhilfe offices hire interns on a regular basis:
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Kampala, Uganda (for projects in Congo, Uganda)
Monrovia, Liberia
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
You can find information on the projects of Welthungerhilfe on the following websites:
Please note that unfortunately, information is not available for publication on every project / country. You can be sure, however, that all offices mentioned on our website are currently implementing projects, even if in some cases the corresponding project descriptions are not published.
You should be aware that internships abroad are meant to provide a general overview of the work in development cooperation. Even if in a certain country a project is implemented which is of particular interest to you, it cannot be guaranteed that you will be mainly working on that project in your internship. Considering that the internship is limited to a relatively short period of a maximum of 6 months, it may very well occur that during the course of your internship you do not get any access to that project at all, e.g. due to traveling restrictions for political or climatic reasons or because the project has reached its final phase. You should therefore choose a country that you are generally interested in and describe your particular areas of interest in your letter of motivation.
In any case, you can gather very interesting experience in any of our projects. In principle, the projects are related to the following issues, while the focus may vary from case to case:
The application process:
In order to respond to frequently asked questions - please take note of the following points:
The possibility of an internship in one of our offices always depends on the current workload in the offices and the qualifications and expectations of the applicant. Normally, we do not have specific descriptions and/or timeframes/deadlines for the internships (if not separately mentioned).
Please use the information on our website to gather information about the projects in the different countries to see if the projects there fit your expectations. More detailed information going beyond what is described on the Welthungerhilfe website can only be provided once a particular office wishes to offer you an intern position.
Please do not contact the offices abroad directly!
It is not possible to apply generally according to areas of interest or for all offices/countries. Therefore, please limit your application to only one office/country per application e-mail. If you would like to apply for more than one office/country, please send a complete set of application documents for each office/country.
You can send as many applications as you want and of course you can apply again at a later date.
For organizational reasons, you should apply about 3 to 6 months before the intended period of your internship. Of course, you may also apply at a sooner or a later stage.
Even if shorter periods are generally possible, it is advisable that the internship lasts at least 2 months.
Applicants are not subject to any restriction of age, nationality, language skills in German or level of academic qualification! Anyone may apply who would like to gain a comprehensive insight into the professional field of development cooperation.
In line with the desire to afford a broad insight, we consider it to be particularly important that the internship takes place in a country other than the intern’s country of origin. This is essential to learn about the challenges of working in an international environment.
Feedback on your application
The office will contact you directly within four weeks after the receipt of your application should they be interested and able to offer you an internship.
If you haven’t heard from the office within four weeks, we are unfortunately not able to offer you an internship in your desired location. Because of the large number of applications we don’t have the capacities to send a separate letter of refusal.
Necessary documents
For us to be able to consider your application please include just the following documents (please provide all documents in English if no other language is separately mentioned!):
A completed copy of our Data Collection Form (see downloads on the right)
A detailed letter of application (see downloads on the right)
Your CV
Please send your complete application to Ms. Christine Mader:
We are looking forward to your application!!!

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Communications Internship

The communications intern will assist in the development and implementation of plans for the World Water Council’s institutional communications;
S/he will support the communications team on a variety of activities including developing assets to support ongoing programs, drafting content, updating social media and other digital platforms, and supporting the organization of exhibition spaces and events;
Candidate should be undertaking a tertiary degree in institutional communications or PR relations with a focus on sustainable development. Students in international studies, political science, international development, environmental issues, etc. who are communications-savvy can also apply;
Candidate should demonstrate creative and innovative thinking and flexibility to multi-task in a high-paced environment.;
Written and verbal communication skills in English is required and proficiency in French is desirable;
Knowledge of communications software is desirable.
Remuneration: salary for internships in accordance with French law.

More information:

TAKASE Foundation International Student Scholarships at Saitama University in Japan, 2017-2018

Applications are invited for TAKASE Foundation International Student Scholarship Program for fall 2017 / spring 2018 at Saitama University in Japan. International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship program.
The aim of the scholarship is to privately finance international students to study in Japan.
Saitama is known for its well-developed industries and cultures, well -balanced urban and natural environment and convenience. At SU, all academic departments and graduate schools are located on a single campus. The geographical proximity naturally exposes students to multiple fields of academics and enables them to form diverse human networks.
Course Level: Scholarships are available to graduate students.
Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded students conducting research to contribute to international cooperation.
Scholarship Award: Scholarship of 100,000 JPY value is available for up to12 months from October 2017 or from   April 2018.
Number of Scholarships:  Up to 8 to 10 scholarships are available for current and planned students entering school during the fall term.
Scholarship can be taken in Japan
Eligibility: Those who satisfy any of the conditions below
Graduate students conducting research to contribute to international cooperation
Students in programs that award academic degrees only in English
Students taking part in short-term study-abroad programs
Nationality: International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship program.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have their previous degree.
English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.
How to Apply: Documents to submit:
Application form: Forms 2-1 and 2-2, Attach Japanese translation for 2-2
Enrollment certificate (or copy of acceptance letter for prospective students)
Copy of Student ID and Residence card (both sides) (For exchange students, submit it after obtaining the card in Japan)
Academic Transcript of current academic year or of the latest program
Documentation which confirms that the program awards a degree in English (Please contact your department for the above document)
Financial statement
Letter of recommendation (Form 3-2): Submitted only by the ones who have passed the screening: Please contact your supervisor beforehand to make a request. The deadline to submit the recommendation letter is August 24th.
Application Deadline: Scholarship application deadline is August 7, 2017.

Czech Republic Government Scholarships for Developing Countries, 2018

Applications are invited for Czech Government Scholarships available for foreign nationals from developing countries to pursue Bachelor/ Master/ Doctoral degree program at public universities in the Czech Republic. The application deadline is September 30.
The Government of the Czech Republic offers scholarships within the framework of its Foreign Development Assistance in support of the study of foreign nationals.
The scholarships are intended solely to promote the studies of adults who are foreign nationals from developing third countries in need.
A limited number of scholarships are also offered to applicants from selected developing countries through UNESCO.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing Bachelor/ Master/ Doctoral studies/Language and preparatory studies at public universities in the Czech Republic.
Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded in the field of Economics, Agriculture, Informatics, Environment, and Energetics at public universities in the Czech Republic.
Scholarship Award: The scholarship covers the necessary costs related to staying and studying in the CR. The scholarship amount is regularly amended. Currently, the amount paid to students on a Bachelor’s, Master’s or follow-up Master’s study programme stands at CZK 14,000 per month, whereas the amount paid to students of a Doctoral study programme stands at CZK 15,000 per month. The above scholarship amount includes an amount designated for the payment of accommodation costs.Costs of accommodation, food, and public transport are covered by scholarship holders from the scholarship under the same conditions that apply to students who are citizens of the CR. Should healthcare exceeding standard care be required by the student, s/he shall cover it at his/her own cost. Travel expenses for traveling to the Czech Republic and back to the student’s home country are paid by the party that nominated the student to study in the CR or by the foreign national at his/her own cost.
Scholarship can be taken in the Czech Republic
The scholarships are intended solely to promote the studies of adults who are foreign nationals from developing third countries in need. Neither a citizen of the Czech Republic, nor a citizen of a member state of the European Union, nor any other foreign national with a permit to permanent residence on the territory of the Czech Republic may, therefore, be granted this type of scholarship. Furthermore, the scholarships may not be granted to persons under 18 years of age. (The applicants have to turn 18 as of 1 September of the year when they commence studies in the Czech Republic at the latest.)
In Bachelor/ Master/ Doctoral Study Programmes plus one-year Preparatory Course of the English language (Which is combined with other field-specific training): Government scholarships of this category are awarded to graduates from upper secondary schools, or Bachelor’s / Master’s degree courses, as applicable, Who can Enroll only in Study Programmes in which instruction is given in the English language. Depending on the subject area, Applicants are normally required to sit entrance Examinations at the higher education institution Concerned. Successful passing of Entrance examination constitutes a precondition for the scholarship award; or
In follow-up study Programmes Master or Doctoral Study Programmes: Government scholarships of this category are awarded to graduates of Bachelor or Master Study Programmes, respectively, Enroll in the WHO study Programmes with instruction in the English language.
Nationality: Czech Government Scholarships are available for foreign nationals from developing countries. A limited number of scholarships are also offered to applicants from selected developing countries through UNESCO.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have their previous degree.
Test Requirement: No
English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.
How to Apply: All applicants shall fill in the electronic application form available on the website stated in Chapter 2 and successfully register (i.e., obtain an application identification number by sending a completed application form to the pertinent authority electronically). The applicant shall send the completed application form to the Mission in electronic form, i.e., by completing online registration.
Application Deadline: The application deadline is September 30, 2017. Prospective Applicants are advised to address Concerning their inquiries, among others, their Eligibility and the closing date for applications to the Czech Embassies in their Countries.

Monday, 24 July 2017

BBC Legal Trainee Scheme 2019 in the UK

Deadline: 28 July 2017
Open to: aspiring lawyers from all backgrounds
Benefits: EUR 32.000 per year
BBC is looking for four LPC graduates who can start work with us in September 2019.
Successful candidates for the BBC Legal Trainee Scheme 2019 will have the opportunity to work as part of the BBC’s extended legal team for two years of excellent training and unique work experience. It is an opportunity to be part of the team that provides the essential professional legal services which enable the BBC to enrich people’s lives with programs and services that inform, educates and entertains.
Applicants must normally have:
A 2:1 degree, but BBC will consider any extenuating circumstances;
If you are not taking a law degree, you must have or intend to have passed the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) prior to starting the contract;
All applicants will need to have passed the Legal Practice Course (LPC) before they start work with us as trainee solicitors in September 2019;
BBC regret that BBC is unable to fund either the GDL or the LPC.
The BBC is committed to becoming a culturally diverse workforce and to recruiting candidates from backgrounds which are currently under-represented in the legal profession.
If you have a disability the BBC Access Unit will help you with any adjustments necessary for your assessment and for when you start on the scheme.
The benefits from the program include:
A 24 month fixed-term contract paying circa EUR 32000 in the first year and rising to approximately EUR 36.000 in the second year (including London weighting) and leading to qualification with the SRA as a solicitor;
There will be three six-month rotations in Intellectual Property, BBC Worldwide, Rights and Business Affairs plus one seat in private practice, all based in London;
Professional Skills Course provided externally but sponsored by the BBC.
This competitive scheme attracts bright, commercially-aware, aspiring lawyers from all backgrounds who want to work in what we think is the world’s most exciting in-house environment. You will be involved in a wide range of quality legal work from day one. You will be closely supervised by lawyers who are experts in their individual fields, but you will also get a chance to work with business colleagues across the BBC, in different teams, and build your legal career as part of a large and supportive in-house team which makes business-critical contributions to the success of the BBC.
How to apply?
To apply for this position, please follow the link to the online application.
For more information please visit the official website.

Apply for a traineeship at the European Food Safety Authority!

If you want to put into practice your knowledge in science, communication or administration, apply for these traineeships offered by the EFSA

You will receive a grant of 1,120 euro per month. The traineeships last between 5 to 12 months.

Who can apply? Citizens of EU Member States, from EEA, EFTA and from countries benefiting from a pre-accession strategy, who have completed the first cycle of a higher education course and obtained a full degree, with a B2 English level as minimum.  

Deadline: 31st July 2017, midnight CET.

Find out more.