Monday, 29 February 2016


MEC are one of the UK’s fastest growing media agencies. Our service offering is expansive including brand and consumer insight and ROI, communications planning, media planning and buying, interaction (digital, direct, search), social media practice, sport, entertainment and cause partnerships. We like to think of ourselves as straight-talking, transparent and committed to partnership in our client and our people relationships. We recognize that our people are our greatest asset and play a hugely significant role in helping us deliver to our clients the best of both worlds – the client servicing ethos of a small agency and the negotiating might of the very biggest. Our approach has resonated with clients and the industry alike and we are very proud to be the most awarded UK media agency in the last two years.
At MEC, the People and Culture (HR) team are central to the business and work on key people plans that make MEC a great place to work, as well as delivering effective HR support.
We have an exciting apprenticeship opportunity within the People and Culture team to help the team with HR administrative support and work on projects. This will be a 12 month FTC and the opportunity to gain invaluable experience in Human Resources.
The Apprenticeship is an entry level job. You may have recently finished your A levels and have an interest in kick starting your career in Human Resources
Don’t have much experience? Don’t worry.
As an apprentice, we will help you to thrive both personally and professionally. The 12 month programme will provide you with all the learning you need. We’re working in partnership with Creative Pioneers Apprenticeships every step of the way and for the duration of the 12 month apprenticeship, you’ll study for a City and Guilds Level 3 and 4 Diploma so that as well as gaining amazing hands on experience for your CV, you will also have an additional qualification by the end of the programme.
Eagerness to learn
Strong communication skills
Good team player
Can-do attitude
Interest in developing a career in Human Resources
Demonstrate a good competency of using Microsoft Office Applications (especially Excel and Powerpoint).
Strong attention to detail
Effective time management skills
Does this sound like you? Send us in your CV and a cover letter detailing why you would like to join MEC as a People & Culture apprentice
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International Student Merit Scholarship at Plymouth University in UK, 2016

Plymouth University is pleased to offer 10 merit scholarships for international students in September 2016 intake. The scholarships are available for pursuing master degree programme.
Plymouth University offers a range of financial support to help applicants during their time with university. From how to pay their tuition fees, to finding funding to support their studies, or getting financial support and advice – these pages will point them in the right direction for all their student money needs.
Plymouth University is a public university based predominantly in Plymouth, England where the main campus is located, but the university has campuses and affiliated colleges all over South West England.
Applicants undergraduate degree must be the equivalent of a UK honours degree, as specified by UK NARIC. IELTS score must be 6.5 overall.
Course Level: The scholarships are available for pursuing masters degree programme at Plymouth University in UK.
Study Subject (s): Scholarships are provided to learn any of the courses offered by the Plymouth University in UK.

Scholarship Award: Scholarship has a value of £2,500.
Scholarship can be taken at: UK
Eligibility: Minimum eligibility criteria for consideration for award: Equivalent of a UK University first class undergraduate degree in a relevant subject.
Nationality: International Students can apply for these scholarships.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Applicants undergraduate degree must be the equivalent of a UK honours degree, as specified by UK NARIC. 
Test Requirement: No
English Language Requirements: IELTS score must be 6.5 overall.
Supporting Material: Don’t forget to send:
-Completed and signed application form.
-Original, or certified copies, of qualifications to date, for example first degree certificate and full transcripts.
-Two references; at least one from an academic who has taught them. Both must be on headed paper and in sealed envelopes, signed across the seal by their referees.
-A copy of the information page of current passport (inform us immediately if they get a new passport at any time before they come to the UK to study).
-A copy of any previous or current UK visa.
-Any English language qualification they have to date – for example: IELTS or PTE Academic.
-Curriculum vitae (CV) or resume detailing relevant work experience, if they feel it will contribute to their application.
-Personal statement.
How to Apply: Complete the application form and return this, along with all requested documents, to the email address specified.  Please note: they must have received a conditional offer of a place for a postgraduate taught programme commencing September 2016. They must also be holding the equivalent of a UK University first class undergraduate degree in a relevant subject. See terms and conditions for details. Once all conditions of their offer have been met and the tuition fee deposit has been paid, we’ll then confirm the scholarship award and issue their unconditional offer letter or CAS.
Application Deadline: The application deadline is 30 June 2016.

Master Study Grants for International Students at USI in Switzerland, 2016-2017

The Foundation for the Lugano Faculties of USI is offering 60 one?off study grants for international students. Grants are available for pursuing master degree programme.
The aim of the study grants is to enable and encourage academically able students from any nationality. USI also provides its graduates with career guidance, ensuring a smooth transition to the workplace.
University of Lugano is a public university which has four faculties, and follows the European standard of three-year undergraduate studies and two-year master’s. USI stands out in the Swiss academic landscape for its original teaching programs, both at Bachelor’s and Master’s level.
Applicants must have obtained the Bachelor’s degree (passed all the exams and defended the thesis) by July 31st, 2016 with a cumulative grade point average of at least 80/100. Candidates wishing to be admitted to a Master’s programme that is taught in English are expected to have a sound knowledge of this language (preferably at C1 level). They will need to present an official certificate of proficiency.
Course Level: Grants are available for pursuing master degree.
Study Subject (s): Grants are awarded within the faculties of Economics, Communication Sciences and Informatics.
Scholarship Award: A a total of 60 one-off study grants of the amount of CHF 4’000 each.
Scholarship can be taken at: Switzerland
Eligibility: The merit?based grants are given to the students admitted to the first year of a USI Master programme starting in September 2016. Eligibility criteria is:
-Applicants must have obtained the Bachelor’s degree (passed all the exams and defended the thesis) by July 31st, 2016 with a cumulative grade point average of at least 80/100.
-Applicants must have been admitted to the first year of a USI Master programme beginning in September 2016. Applications from students enrolled in a USI Master before September 1st, 2016 will not be considered.
Nationality: International students can apply for these study grants.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have obtained the Bachelor’s degree (passed all the exams and defended the thesis) by July 31st, 2016 with a cumulative grade point average of at least 80/100. 
Test Requirement: No
English Language Requirements: Candidates wishing to be admitted to a Master’s programme that is taught in English are expected to have a sound knowledge of this language (preferably at C1 level). They will need to present an official certificate of proficiency.
Supporting Material: The application package, to be sent in paper form, will include:
-The completed application form
Photocopy of past diplomas (Bachelor, licentiate, four-year degree, maturity);
-Official transcript of results of university examinations;
-Certified translation of any diplomas written in a language other than Italian, German, French, English, or Spanish;
-Curriculum vitae
-Personal letter of motivation drafted by the candidate;
-Official certification of proficiency in English or Italian;
-Photocopy of an identity card or other document;
-Photocopy of residence permit for foreign nationals already domiciled in Switzerland.
How to Apply: Applications must be sent by e?mail to:
Application Deadline: The deadline for the submission of the applications is July 31st, 2016.

Friday, 26 February 2016

Two International Student House Scholarships, University of Westminster

Deadline: 3 May 2016
Open to: international students from developing countries, holding an offer for a full-time Masters at the University of Westminster
Scholarship: full tuition fee award, accommodation, living expenses and flights to and from London
Two scholarships are awarded jointly by University of Westminster with International Students House (ISH). ISH was founded for the betterment of international understanding and provides a unique social, cultural and recreational centre for international and British students alike.
International students from developing countries;
Holding an offer for a full-time Masters at the University;
Equivalent to a UK First Class Honours degree;
Financial need and development potential.
Full tuition fee award, accommodation, living expenses and flights to and from London.
How to apply?
International undergraduate scholarship applicants must send their application by post:
Scholarships Office
University of Westminster
Cavendish House
101 New Cavendish Street
London W1W 6XH
United Kingdom
As well as completing the relevant Scholarship application form, you will need to provide the following supporting documentation:
A copy of the letter/email from the University of Westminster confirming your conditional or unconditional offer of a place on your chosen course;
An official copy of your transcript from your most recent/current academic study;
A reference letter written specifically in support of your scholarship application. This should be written by a previous tutor, professor, academic or employer (where relevant to your chosen degree course) and cannot be the same reference provided as part of your admission application.
More information can be found on the official website.

Western Europe Desk - Internship Position

Western Europe Desk - Internship position
Preferred start date: as soon as possible
Duration: 6 months
Location: FIDH Brussels Office, Brussels, Belgium
Conditions: the internships are unpaid but local transport is fully reimbursed and a small daily allowance for lunch is provided.
Important: All interns must be able to provide a ‘convention de stage’, ie a written agreement signed by their university proving that they are doing this as part of their studies.
The intern will work closely with the person responsible for the Western Europe Programme at FIDH and assist her in running the programme. This includes the following tasks:
Assisting the programme officer with research and analysis in human rights related issues and in devising and implementing advocacy strategies to influence the political agenda (at both the national and regional level) in line with FIDH’s mission and vision
Drafting thematic notes, syntheses and memoranda for internal use, and assist in writing advocacy letters, press releases and position papers
Attending and occasionally representing FIDH at advocacy meetings, conferences and seminars
Monitoring developments in policies, legislation and practices at both the national and regional level to help identify crisis situation and advocacy opportunities. Monitoring the EU, CoE and UN agendas.
Assisting the programme officer in organising fact-finding and advocacy missions to target countries (depending on work plan)
Assisting the programme officer in maintaining and strengthening relations with FIDH’s member organisations in the region and in liaising with partner organisations and target institutions
Helping organise and run meetings, events and press conferences
Providing organisational and administrative assistance, including updating databases and information on FIDH website, distributing documents, etc.
Candidate profile:
Excellent understanding and interest in human rights issues, particularly economic, social and cultural rights, anti-discrimination and equality and migration and asylum issues. An expertise in economic, social and cultural rights would be particularly welcome.
Excellent knowledge (academic and/or practical) of EU, CoE and UN systems and standards.
Good knowledge and background in international law, international human rights law and/or EU law (proved by a 1st or 2nd degree in law, international relations, political sciences, etc.)
Excellent command of English (both oral and written) and at least an intermediate level of French (oral and written). Other languages (especially other European languages) would be an asset.
Good research, analytical and drafting skills
Good communication skills (oral and written)
Ability to work collaboratively in a small team
Commitment to human rights and desire to work in an international, challenging and fulfilling environment
To apply:
Please send your CV and motivation letter by email to Catherine Absalom ( by the6th of March 2016.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews which will be held in our offices in Brussels. Telephone or skype interviews may also be arranged.

Business/Marketing Assistant Intern

Location: Prague
Schedule:  20-40 hours/week (negotiable)
Deadline for application: 25 March 2016 
Transitions (TOL) is an international publishing and media development organization based in Prague and registered as a Czech nonprofit organization. Our mission is to improve the professionalism, independece, and impact in the news media in the 29 post-communist countries in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
This internship provides an introduction to business and marketing practices at an international publisher and training institution, as well as insights into social business and social entrepreneurship.
Internship responsibilities include:
Assisting on sales and marketing of training courses and Transitions Online magazine, as well as other products such as e-books and special reports;
Designing sales campaigns for magazine and training courses;
Searching for new business;
Executing sales and marketing campaigns (both via personal contact and creating/distributing promotional material), including through social media;
Updating sales records and customer databases;
Analyzing campaigns;
Processing sales orders;
Liaising with both potential and existing customers;
Researching for new clients (creating and updating lists).
Previous experience in a business/marketing position is an advantage but not a requirement. We don’t require any language skills, but any knowledge of languages of our coverage region, especially Russian, would be very welcome.
How to apply:
 Please send your CV and brief motivation letter (A4 page max.) outlining why you are interested in joining our team to

Stagiaire en Communication

Le bureau de l’AEDH basé à Bruxelles recherche actuellement un/e stagiaire en communication pour une période de 4 à 5 mois débutant le plus rapidement possible. 
L’Association européenne pour la défense des Droits de l’Homme (AEDH) regroupe 32 organisations de défense des droits de l’Homme dans 23 pays de l’Union européenne et la Suisse. Dans une Europe où les choix importants concernent plus de 500 millions de personnes, l’AEDH cherche à influencer les institutions en prenant position pour la promotion des droits de l’Homme. Les principaux domaines de travail de l’AEDH sont l’asile et la migration, la protectiondes données personnelles, les droits des minorités et la lutte contre la discrimination, les droits économiques, sociaux et culturels ainsi que la citoyenneté et la démocratie. 
Tâches et responsabilités : 
Mailing de l’association (newsletter, communiqué de presse, analyses et autres)
Alimentation et développement du site web et de la page Facebook, d’un compte twitter
Création d’outils de communication attirants 
Mise en page des publications de l’association
Développement et actualisation de la base des contacts de l’AEDH et de système de diffusion
Contribution aux travaux de traduction de publications de l’AEDH
Participation au travail général de l’association
Compétences et profil :
Etudiant/e en communication// sciences politiques, études européennes, relations internationales ; un premier diplôme est un atout important
Expérience dans la gestion de site web et des médias sociaux
Bonnes connaissances de Html
Très bonnes connaissances de logiciel InDesign
Expérience dans la gestion de mailing
Bonne connaissance du Pack Microsoft Office
Français ou anglais excellent (langue maternelle ou équivalent) ; très bonne maîtrise de l’autre langue (anglais ou français) ; la connaissance d’une langue européenne supplémentaire est un plus
Très bonnes capacités rédactionnelles
Connaissances des institutions de l’UE, du processus de décision de l’UE et des politiques européennes
Une expérience précédente dans le domaine des droits de l’Homme et/ou des politiques européennes est un avantage
Bonnes capacités organisationnelles et relationnelles
Comment postuler ? 
Veuillez envoyer votre lettre de motivation et CV en un seul document pdf (en anglais ou français) à info(at), en indiquant dans l’objet du mail : Candidature stage communication+ votre nom. Veuillez également préciser dans votre candidature à partir de quand vous seriez disponible. Les candidatures seront examinées au fur et à mesure de leur réception. Les candidats présélectionnés seront conviés à un entretien (Skype).
Etant donné qu’il s’agit malheureusement d’un stage non-rémunéré, l’AEDH encourage vivement les candidats à demander des bourses. Du fait du nombre important de candidatures attendues, seuls les candidats présélectionnés seront contactés. 

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Membership Administrative Intern

REF: EWEA/2016/03
Membership Administrative Intern
As soon as possible (internship for 6 months)
EWEA, the European Wind Energy Association is the voice of the wind industry - actively promoting wind power on behalf of member organisations in Europe and worldwide. Our resources are focused on policy activities, lobbying and supporting our members.
EWEA is seeking a Membership Intern to support its membership team.
Main Responsibilities:
Account management and administrative support:
Carry out administrative duties to support the membership team:
Perform database updates (processing of new memberships, withdrawals, company information, contact people, etc.) in CRM (customer relationship manager) software.
Create queries for automate reports and other database extractions from CRM
Create templates in different software environments (MS, web-based, etc.) for internal reports
Contribute to the processing and optimisation of invoicing activities in collaboration with the Finance department
Customer relation:
Contact with members:
Create templates for communication channels with members (email, web-based)
Contributing to the optimisation of customer relationship tools (email inbox, web pages, linkedin) and contribute to the automation of response to enquiries.
Support EWEA members in the creation of log-in credentials to access the members’ area.
Business development:
Involvement in sales and marketing activities:
Support the team in the preparation of its participation at events according to the strategy and priorities in place.
Participate in business development projects and campaigns
Participate in membership-related projects
Required Qualifications:
Bachelor Degree, preferably in information systems, computer science or business administration with good level of IT literacy
We are looking for candidates interested in a 1st working experience after graduation.
Personal skills:
Excellent communication skills
Able to deliver under highly time-constrained situations
Proactive, creative and flexible
Well-organised and meticulous
Eager to work in a multicultural environment
Computer literate: EXCEL, Word, Outlook
Outstanding written and spoken English is a must.
All other languages are an asset
Paid internship
Challenging, international and enthusiastic environment
An opportunity to learn more about the wind energy sector while gaining a first working experience in a dynamic organisation.
To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter by 18th March 2016 with reference code: EWEA/2016/03
Note: only short-listed candidates will be contacted 3 weeks post-deadline

Communications Intern

EPF is looking for a Communications Intern to support its communications and campaigns advocacy activities! 
Duration: 4 months, starting as soon as possible.
Details: Full-time paid internship
Key responsibilities:
support the Communications Officer in content editing, social media and web
assist in the organisation of an important campaign at the EU level
ensure good liaison with MEPs and various satkeholders
This is a great opportunity to join a dynamic, results-oriented and multi-cultural team!
For full details and requirements available here
Candidates should submit, only via email (mail subject: “Communications Intern”), a cover letter including the date you can start and CV in English to: by 16 March 2016 at the latest.

Traineeships in the English Translation and Editing Section / ECB

Deadline: 11 March 2016
Open to: recent graduates or students who are close to completing their master’s studies
Remuneration: EUR 1,050 per month
The European Central Bank (ECB) is seeking applications from recent graduates or students who are close to completing their master’s studies for a traineeship in the English Translation and Editing Section (ETE) within Directorate General Communications (DG/C). ETE is responsible for providing translation, editing, proof-reading and terminology services for the ECB to support the ECB’s reporting obligations and its external communication activities in English. ETE also advises the staff and the decision-making bodies of the ECB on linguistic matters.
Successful applicants will be entrusted with the following main tasks:
Translating into English from other official EU languages a broad range of materials in the fields of monetary policy and banking supervision;
Editing and proof-reading of documents drafted in English;
Providing linguistic and drafting advice in English in support of the ECB’s communication policy.
Applicants must have the following knowledge and competencies:
Master’s degree (or equivalent qualification) in translation or modern languages, or be a student currently embarking upon his/her final year of master’s degree on such a course;
Perfect command of English together with proven drafting ability in English;
Ability to translate from at least one EU official language into English;
Experience of editing and/or proof-reading English texts, either as part of a degree course or in a professional context, would be an advantage;
Ideally, experience of translating using computer-assisted translation tools such as Studio;
Basic knowledge of economics, central banking issues and/or banking supervision would be an asset;
Working knowledge of MS Office, such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
The trainee grant is the exact amount of EUR 1,050 per month. The trainee grant is increased to EUR 1,900 per month for trainees who have completed at least two years of PhD study and who apply for a traineeship vacancy that requires such a level of qualification.
How to apply?
In order to apply you should register online HERE and follow the instructions. Deadline for applying is 11 March 2016.
For more information please visit the official website.

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Internship, Representation to the EU

DEKRA is one of the world’s leading providers of testing, inspection and certification services. With more than 37,000 highly qualified employees in over 50 countries, DEKRA provides vehicle testing, appraisals, industrial inspection, certification and testing services as well as personnel services to ensure safety, quality and environmental protection.
Lobbying is not only a topic to be studied at university. We offer creative students the chance to get to know the world of EU lobbying “on the job”. The work of the DEKRA Representation to the European Union in Brussels takes place in an exciting European environment. The main focus is to promote the interests of DEKRA towards the European Institutions.
This implies working with a very broad set of communication strategies. The intern is entrusted with a range of responsible tasks, which includes the support of the team with administrative duties as well. The length of the internship should be between 3 and 6 months.
Start: August or September 2016.
Mandatory requirements for the applicants
Very good spoken and written German and English (C1 level for both), French is a strong asset;
On-going studies with a clear focus on political/European studies;
Knowledge of European politics and the European decision-making processes, but (more important) willingness to learn more about it;
Interest in complex political connections;
Distinct communicative and diplomatic skills.
Important information
This offer is valid only for students and the internship must be done in the framework of the curriculum;
An agreement must be signed between DEKRA, the Student and the sending university;
The working contract shall be made under Belgian law;
This is a paid internship.
How to apply?
Via Email addressed to
Mr. Oliver Deiters, Managing Director of the EU Representation
Application must contain
A cover letter written in German specifying why you would like to join DEKRA in particular and the desired period for the internship; 
A CV in German or English;
An essay of 200-250 words summarizing the Better Regulation Package of the European Commission, in English.

Trainee Policy Researcher/Economist

We are seeking to complement our policy and economics team with a trainee policy researcher and/or economist for an initial six-month period. The trainee will primarily support our senior staff in carrying out regulatory impact assessments and other types of policy evaluation although, some administrative tasks may be required from time to time (project management, formatting and binding reports, etc).
The successful candidate will have the following skills and competencies:
Master’s degree or higher in environmental protection/policy, economics, social sciences or other relevant discipline;
Exposure to European public policy analysis, with strong capacities for research and data collection;
Experience with the European Commission’s impact assessment and evaluation guidelines and Better Regulation initiative is a strong advantage;
You should be energetic, enthusiastic and resourceful with a drive to exceed expectations;
You should be computer literate and particularly confident with Microsoft Word and Excel;
Outstanding spoken and written English, including drafting skills;
Knowledge of other languages is a plus.
What we offer:
Milieu offers the opportunity to join a growing consultancy firm with a stimulating, informal, flexible and multicultural working environment where you will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of interesting and challenging issues.
Milieu plans to make this appointment as soon as possible.
Please apply via our automated recruitment process:
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Milieu Ltd is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

University of Bath Postgraduate Scholarships for International Students in UK, 2016-2017

University of Bath is offering postgraduate scholarships for international students. Scholarships are awarded in all subjects offered by Faculty of Engineering and Design, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and Faculty of Science at University of Bath.
The university offer a range of scholarships supported by the University and generous donors who share its pride in student achievement. University’s mission is to deliver world-class research and teaching, educating our students to become future leaders and innovators, and benefiting the wider population through research, enterprise and influence.
The University of Bath received its Royal Charter in 1966 and is now firmly established as a top ten UK university with a reputation for research and teaching excellence.
Applicants must have a first or upper second class honours degree (or equivalent). For most programmes, the requirement for non-native English speakers is 6.5 in the IELTS Academic English test, with no less than 6.0 in any element.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing full-time taught masters at University of Bath.
Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in all subjects offered by Faculty of Engineering and Design, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and Faculty of Science at University of Bath.
Scholarship Award: Scholarship includes:
Faculty of Engineering and Design: 20 Faculty of Engineering and Design Elite MSc Scholarships each worth £2,000
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences: 20 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences scholarships each worth £2,000
Faculty of Science: 20 Faculty of Science scholarships each worth £3000
Scholarship can be taken at: UK
These are for international fee-paying full-time taught post-graduate masters applicants from any country.
Nationality: International students can apply for these scholarships.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have a first or upper second class honours degree (or equivalent).
Test Requirement: No
English Language Requirements: For most programmes, the requirement for non-native English speakers is 6.5 in the IELTS Academic English test, with no less than 6.0 in any element.
Supporting Material: Required documents are:
-A scan of degree certificate
-A scan of degree transcript (if applicant still studying)
-Two references (one must be from their institution if they have recently been studying)
-Name of intended supervisor
-Details of proposed research
-An up-to-date CV
How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.
Application Deadline: The application deadline is 1st June 2016.

2016 Japan Foundation for UNU (JFUNU) Scholarship Programme, Japan

United Nations University is offering sustainability scholarship for outstanding applicants from developing countries. Scholarships are available for undertaking MSc programme at UNU.
The Japan Foundation for UNU (JFUNU) Scholarship is available for outstanding applicants from developing countries who can demonstrate a need for financial assistance, and they will be considered as candidates for the award of the scholarship.
The United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) is a leading research and teaching institute based in Tokyo, Japan.
A completed bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from a recognized university or institution of higher education in a field related to sustainability.  The minimum score requirements for English language qualifications required by UNU-IAS are: 600 in TOEFL – Paper-Based Testing (PBT), 100 in TOEFL – Internet-Based Testing (IBT) and 7.0 in IELTS – Academic format.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for undertaking MSc programme at UNU.
Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded for Master of Science in Sustainability programme.
Scholarship Award: The JFUNU scholarship provides a monthly allowance of 150,000 JPY* for living expenses for a maximum of 24 months. Travel costs to and from Japan, visa handling fees, and health/accident insurance costs must be covered by the student.
Scholarship can be taken at: Japan
Eligibility: Applicants for the Master of Science in Sustainability are required to have met the following requirements by the application deadline in order to be considered:
-A strong interest in sustainability studies.
-Demonstrated commitment to study and understand global issues.
-A completed bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from a recognized university or institution of higher education in a field related to sustainability. Those who expect to graduate and have a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent conferred before September 2015 may also apply.
-A GPA of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale on the bachelor’s degree earned.
-English language proficiency.
-English Language Requirements: The minimum score requirements for English language qualifications required by UNU-IAS are: 600 in TOEFL – Paper-Based Testing (PBT), 100 in TOEFL – Internet-Based Testing (IBT) and 7.0 in IELTS – Academic format
Nationality: United-Nations-University-03Students from developing countries are eligible to apply for these sustainability scholarships.
List of Countries: Afghanistan, Gambia, Mozambique, Bangladesh, The Guinea, Myanmar, Benin, Guinea-Bisau, Nepal, Burkina FasoHaiti, Niger, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Cambodia, Korea, Dem Rep., Sierra Leone, Central African Republic, Kyrgyz Republic, Somalia, Liberia, Tajikistan, Comoros, Madagascar, Tanzania, Malawi, Togo, Congo, Dem. Rep, Eritrea, Mali, Uganda, Ethiopia, Mauritania, Zimbabwe, Albania, Indonesia, Samoa, Armenia, India, São Tomé and Principe, Belize, Iraq, Senegal, Bhutan, Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Bolivia, Kosovo, South Sudan, Cameroon, Lao PDR, Sri Lanka, Cape Verde, Lesotho, Sudan, Congo, Rep., Marshall Islands, Swaziland, Côte d’Ivoire, Micronesia, Fed. Sts., Syrian Arab Republic, Djibouti, Moldova, Timor-Leste, Egypt, Arab Rep., Mongolia, Tonga, El Salvador, Morocco, Ukraine, Fiji, Nicaragua, Uzbekistan, Georgia, Nigeria, Vanuatu, Ghana, Pakistan, Vietnam, Guatemala, Papua New Guinea, West Bank and Gaza, Guyana, Paraguay, Yemen, Rep., Honduras, Philippines, Zambia, Angola, Ecuador, Palau, Algeria, Gabon, Panama, American Samoa, Grenada, Peru, Antigua and Barbuda, Iran, Islamic Rep., Romania, Argentina, Jamaica, Russian Federation, Azerbaijan, Jordan, Serbia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Seychelles, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Latvia, South Africa, Botswana, Lebanon, St. Lucia, Brazil, Libya, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Suriname, Chile, Macedonia, FYR, Thailand, China, Malaysia, Tunisia, Colombia, Maldives, Turkey, Costa Rica, Mauritius, Turkmenistan, Cuba, Mexico, Tuvalu, Dominica, Montenegro and Uruguay
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: A completed bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from a recognized university or institution of higher education in a field related to sustainability. Those who expect to graduate and have a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent conferred before September 2016 may also apply.
Test Requirement: No
English Language Requirements: The minimum score requirements for English language qualifications required by UNU-IAS are: 600 in TOEFL – Paper-Based Testing (PBT), 100 in TOEFL – Internet-Based Testing (IBT) and 7.0 in IELTS – Academic format.
Supporting Material: Interested applicants should submit the following documents in addition to the application documents required by UNU-IAS. Please upload the following documents under section 7c of the online application form.
-ADB-JSP Information Sheet
-Certificates of annual income of the applicant
-Certificate of family income (parents’ income if single or income of the spouse if married)
How to Apply: The application for admission should be submitted online. Applicants will need to create a user account to submit their applications. The online form can be saved and returned to at any time before submitting.
Application Deadline: The application deadline is 18 March 2016.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

International Scholarships at Kingston University in UK, 2016-2017

The International Office is pleased to offer 40 international scholarships at Kingston University. Scholarships are awarded to undertake undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes.
Kingston University is offering these scholarships encourage academic excellence, increase the diversity of student population and to develop relationships.
The university’s aim is to be internationally recognised for a creative approach to education that has practical outcomes which benefit people and communities.University rated among top 15 per cent in globe in latest QS World University Rankings Kingston University rated among top 15 per cent in globe in latest QS World University Rankings.
Students from outside the United Kingdom need to meet Kingston University’s English language requirements – these depend on the course they are applying for.
Course Level: Scholarships are awarded to undertake undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes.
Study Subject: Scholarships are offered over different departments across the University, all offering a diverse range of courses.
Scholarship Award: Kingston University offers awards to international students totalling £200,000 every year, with its international scholarships each worth £4,000 per year of study.
Scholarship can be taken at: UK
Eligibility: Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit. Applicants can apply for an award if they:
-are an international student (classified as ‘overseas’ for fee purposes);
-have an offer (conditional or unconditional) of a place on a course at Kingston for 2016/17 entry; and
-are not currently registered on an undergraduate or postgraduate course at Kingston University.
Nationality: International students are eligible to apply.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Academic entry requirements vary so applicants should check their undergraduate and postgraduate course pages for the exact requirements of their chosen course or programme. 
Test Requirement: No
English Language Requirements: Students from outside the United Kingdom need to meet Kingston University’s English language requirements – these depend on the course they are applying for.
Undergraduate study (Academic IELTS)
Subject area
Overall score
Art, Design and Architecture courses
5.5 in all elements
Arts and Social Sciences courses*
5.5 in all elements
Business and Law courses
5.5 in all elements
Health, Social Care and Education courses
5.5 in all elements
Science, Engineering, Computing and Surveying*
5.5 in all elements
Postgraduate study (Academic IELTS)
Subject area
Overall score
Special conditions
Art, Design and Architecture courses*
5.5 in all elements
Arts and Social Sciences courses*
5.5 in all elements
Business and Law courses*
6.0 in all elements
Health, Social Care and Education courses*
5.5 in all elements
Science, Engineering, Computing and Surveying*
6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in all elements
Supporting Material: Required documents are:
-Letter of support
-Reference letter
How to Apply: Please note that they cannot consider applications received after the deadline. Remember that the scholarships application procedure is separate from the admissions application procedure. They apply for the international scholarship via our online system and they’ll need electronic copies of the documents mentioned in the above section to attach to their application.
Application Deadline: International scholarship applications for September 2016 will close on 31st May 2016.

Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Paid Internships in Washington, DC

Deadline: 1 April 2016
Open to: students with at least 2 years of college/university interested in topics of democracy, human rights, environment, climate, peaceful resolution of conflicts and similar
Renumeration: monthly stipend USD 700
The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung North America is a non-profit political foundation affiliated with the German Green Party. HBS acts as a catalyst for green visions and projects, a think tank for policy reform, and an international network. HBS seeks to advance democracy and human rights, protect the environment and climate, and promote the peaceful resolution of conflicts. Particular emphasis is aimed on gender democracy, meaning social emancipation and equal rights for women and LGBTI communities.
HBS works in over 60 countries worldwide, and currently maintain 31 international offices. Washington, DC office is organization that promotes exchanges in program areas through informational programs, study tours and visitor programs; special events, publications meetings, workshops and conferences; and public seminars and training programs. The duration of internship is 3 to 6 months.
The Heinrich Böll Foundation North America welcomes student applications for the following internship programs, starting September 2016:
Sustainable Development;
Transatlantic Dialogue;
Climate, Energy, & Communications.
Interns must have at least 2 years of college/university;
Proven excellent research, writing and editing skills;
Strong organizational and analytical skills with attention to detail;
Creative, pro-active, self-directed and responsible;
A genuine interest in the values and mission of the Heinrich Boell Foundation;
Commitment to a full-time internship for 3 to 6 months;
Experience in the desired project area;
Proficiency of English;
Experience with MS Office.
HBF offers a small monthly stipend of USD 700.
How to Apply?
In order to apply you need to fill in the online application form.
For more information please visit the official website.

Communication Intern EGS - EuroGeoSurveys

EuroGeoSurveys, The Geological Surveys of Europe (EGS) seeks to appoint a full-time (38 hours/week), dynamic and motivated Communication Intern to provide support on graphical designing, CMS and social media, and organisation of events. The Communication Intern will work under the supervision of the Secretary General responding directly to the Communication Manager, and in close collaboration with EGS Secretariat staff members, either keeping them updated of the activities directly carried out, or interacting with them for those activities requiring team work. Moreover, the person will participate in the day-to-day functioning of the Secretariat, including carrying out administrative and secretarial duties. He/she will be part of a dynamic international team operating in a continuously evolving environment at the heart of the EU area. The Communication Intern will be based in Brussels, and he/she has to be able/available to travel in case it is required.
About EuroGeoSurveys (EGS)
EGS is a non-profit organisation of the Geological Surveys of Europe, the national institutions responsible for geological inventory, monitoring, knowledge and research.
For 45 years the main objective of EuroGeoSurveys has been to contribute to society’s welfare. We turn geoscientific information into European wide knowledge, technologies and services easily accessible and beneficial to society and economic growth.
Our principal purpose is to provide public Earth science knowledge to support the EU’s competitiveness, social well-being, environmental management and international commitments. For more information, visit:
The overall objectives of the EGS communication strategy are to communicate our results and our strength to key stakeholders (encompassing the European Commission officers, policy makers, international institutions, researchers, media, citizens, etc.) and enhance the awareness on the importance of geology for economy, society and environment.
Tasks and responsibilities of the Communication Intern
Communicating our work through social media (twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn) and website (updating, editing, increasing EGS visibility, etc.);
Supporting the Communications activities: drafting, proofreading, editing (publications, newsletter articles, etc.);
Supporting events organisation (institutional meetings, workshops, etc.) and logistics, including support in the management of the EGS Meeting Room;
Monitoring and reporting on communication statistics;
Maintaining and updating the EGS database of European journalists;
Monitoring media coverage and conducting media analysis;
Supporting the editing and the design of publications;
Providing back-up for colleagues where needed;
Taking on other tasks when required.
A university degree or higher education in Communication Sciences, EU Affairs, Marketing or equivalent;
An excellent English speaker, writer and editor, able to express herself/himself in a clear and concise manner;
Demonstrated interest in environmental policy/geosciences.
Working experience in the communication field, expertise in multimedia and social media, knowledge of other languages and knowledge of geological topics and of the EU system functioning are considered an asset.
Position requirements
Practical experience in using Photoshop, InDesign, and/or similar graphical programmes;
IT skills (MS Office, Desktop Publishing software, graphic editor, etc.) and, ideally, experience with Content Management Systems such WordPress.
Moreover, the incumbent is expected to bring strong communications skills and ability to work both independently and in a team. Strong organisational skills, flexibility, attention to details, ability to work under tight deadlines, under pressure and in a multicultural environment are necessary.
Contract conditions
EGS offers a lively and attractive working environment with room for autonomy and personal growth, and ample opportunity for participating in the exciting area of international networking. The position of Communication Intern is a full time position (38 hrs/week). The contract is on a fixed term basis for a duration of 7 months, and remunerated in accordance to Belgian law.
Starting date: Spring 2016
Application procedure
Cover letter and European Format CV should be submitted electronically, to the attn. of Mrs. Claudia Delfini, Communication Manager ( specifying: “Application to the position of Communication Intern” in the subject line.
Deadline: 06/03/2016 included
In case of selected applicants not resident in Brussels, preliminary interviews could take place via videoconference.