Monday, 18 December 2017

ECB's traineeship programme

The ECB's traineeship programme offers you the opportunity to put into practice the knowledge you acquired during your studies and get a better understanding of what working for Europe entails.
As a trainee you will gain an insight into the ECB’s activities and contribute to the ECB’s mission. The tasks performed by you as a trainee are supervised and vary according to the unit you join. Some examples include research, drawing up draft reports, compiling statistical data, performing operational tasks and participating in ad hoc studies.
Who can apply
Students, including PhD students, or recent graduates can apply for a traineeship.
Candidates should:
be at least 18 years old;
be a national of a Member State of the EU or of an acceding country;
have completed at least a first cycle qualification (bachelor’s degree);
be fluent in English and in another official language of the EU.
Following their most recent qualification candidates should:
have a maximum of 12 months’ professional experience;
have been a trainee for no more than six months;
not have been an ECB trainee or have worked for the ECB previously.
Application process
If you would like to apply for a traineeship at the ECB then you should submit your application via our online recruitment system. Please upload any supporting documentation, i.e. letter(s) of recommendation from employers or professors, directly in the electronic application form.
Before you apply, make sure you also read the general “How to apply” page.
The selection process starts on the closing date of the vacancy notice and usually takes around three months, unless there is a very large number of applications (e.g. for specific traineeship programmes).
Please note: If you have been shortlisted you will receive a phone call from us to schedule a phone or Skype interview. Please make sure that we are able to reach you.
Interviews for traineeships take place via telephone or Skype.
When the selection is completed, you will be informed by e-mail of the outcome. You will either:
receive a traineeship offer;
be notified that you are on a reserve list as you have been assessed as a suitable candidate;
be informed that your application has not been successful.
If you did not get an offer or are on a reserve list you may still apply for other traineeship vacancies.

More information:

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Internship Opportunities

As of March 2018 (6 months period)
IDF - International Diabetes Federation
Brussels, Belgium
Overview and Mission
The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is an alliance of over 230 national diabetes associations with two million members in more than 170 countries and territories. It is committed to raising the global awareness of diabetes, building the evidence of the impact of diabetes, and providing tools for people with diabetes and health professionals.
The IDF Intern Program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to obtain training and exposure to IDF’s work in the field of diabetes and non-communicable diseases. All intern posts are based at the Federation’s Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.
IDF is looking for 3 interns for the Policy & Programs, Communications and Advocacy departments. You will find more information on our website:
Applicants must:
Be graduate or undergraduate students who require an internship for their course or a first internship experience;
Have EU nationality and/or right to work in Belgium without a work permit;
Have excellent verbal and written skills in English (other languages are an asset);
Have fast word-processing skills and good command of Microsoft Office;
Be proactive, flexible and a good communicator;
Have excellent organizational and team working skills.
How to apply
Interested applicants are requested to send a curriculum vitae and motivational letter by email to, indicating as reference for which position they apply.


Deadline: 30 January 2018
Open to: foreign students
Scholarships: master: around EUR 255/month; PhD: around EUR 383 /month
The Tempus Public Foundation is calling applications for foreigners to apply for Hungarian State Scholarships to conduct research in the academic year 2018/2019.
The Tempus Public Foundation offers scholarships for foreign higher education graduates, lecturers and researchers who would like to gain further knowledge in Hungarian higher education institutions, research or art institute.
Tempus Public Foundation (TPF) is a non-profit organization established in 1996 by the Hungarian Government, with the task of managing international cooperation programmes and special projects in the field of education, training, and EU-related issues.
Scholarships are available to foreign students. Thus, applications may be submitted in the following two ways:
1) As a nominee of the sending country’s national scholarship organisation, based on the bilateral agreement of the two countries (independently from the applicant’s nationality): Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Republic of China, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, India, Latvia, Lebanon, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Vietnam;
2) Independently from the sending country’s national scholarship organisation, the citizens of the following countries may apply: Albania, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, , Cyprus Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korean Republic, Kuwait, Lebanon, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, , Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, UK, USA, Vietnam;
Entrance Requirements:
For short-term research (3-29 days) applicants holding at least a master’s degree may apply;
For long-term research (1-10 months) applicants holding at least a master’s degree may apply. (Doctoral students may not apply; they may apply for Partial studies.)
Cases of Non-Eligibility
Foreign citizens with an immigration/ settlement permit or in the course of applying for such a permit in Hungary, or dual citizens;
Foreign citizens with permanent residence in Hungary;
Foreign citizens employed on a permanent basis as defined by the Hungarian Labour Law;
Students in employment applying for part-time or correspondence study programmes.
Age Limit for Applicants
For all types of state scholarships, applicants must be over 18 at the time of submitting the application. There is no age limit.
Scholarships are paid by Tempus Public Foundation to the scholarship holders
Postgraduate applicants: stipend: EUR 255 /month, accommodation allowance: around EUR 223/month
Postdoctoral applicants: stipend: EUR 383 /month, accommodation allowance: EUR 255/month
How to Apply?
Applicants should submit their applications in the online application system of Tempus Public Foundation. It can be reached and filled in Hungarian and in English. The language of the documents (e.g., highest degree, language exam, certificate of student status) to be uploaded in the online system can be Hungarian, English, French or German. If they are not written in either of these four languages, their official Hungarian or English translations must also be attached. Documents with the stamp and signature of the issuing institution on letterhead can be considered as official, there is no need to have it translated by a translator office.
Application form of Tempus Public Foundation (downloadable from the online system). After signing and dating the document, it shall be uploaded scanned;
No more than a 3-month-old medical certificate issued by a GP of satisfactory health condition for studies (no contagious disease) (original copy and its certified Hungarian or English translation). No template available;
Copy of the picture page of ID card or passport;
Precise and detailed work plan – minimum 1- maximum 5-pages long (according to the work plan template);
Complete professional CV in Hungarian or English – attached as a file;
Copy of highest degree/diploma (original copy and its certified Hungarian or English translation);
Proof of proficiency in the language that is required for the research programme (at least a B2-level language exam certificate, or a certificate (in Hungarian or English) issued by the sending workplace/institution, Lectorate, or an official certificate by the Hungarian host institution on the basis of previous cooperation). In case the working language is not Hungarian, the host institution should declare it in writing (in the Invitation Letter);
Publication list;
Letter of Invitation issued by the representative of a Hungarian higher education institution, research or art institute. The document must be with original signature, date, and stamp and/or on institutional letterhead;
Two Letters of Recommendation from two recognized experts in the relevant discipline with original signature, date, stamp and/or on institutional letterhead. The signers of the Letters of Recommendations cannot be the same as of the Letter of Invitation.
For more information please visit the official call.


Deadline: 10 January 2018
Open to: students of all nationalities
Scholarships: full tuition fee
Full tuition scholarships at the University of Jyvaskyla are now available to pursue master’s degree programmes in Finland. Scholarships are available to students of all nationalities.
Students must have Bachelor’s degree (academic first cycle degree), relevant to the field of education, and completed with good grades.
The University of Jyvaskyla is a University of Jyvaskyla, Finland. It has its origins in the first Finnish-speaking Teacher Training College, founded in 1863. Around 15,000 students are currently enrolled in the degree programs of the university. It is ranked as the fourth largest university in Finland when measured according to the number of master’s degrees conferred.
Entrance Requirements
Bachelor’s degree (academic first cycle degree), relevant to the field of education, and completed with good grades. Admission of an applicant graduating after the application deadline is conditional till s/he submits the degree certificate, the deadline being July 17th, 2018.
Bachelor’s degree or a polytechnic degree.
The degree has to be completed by 17 July 2018. Please check also programme specific application requirements.
The scholarship covers the full tuition fee and it is awarded for two academic years. However, receiving the scholarship for the second academic year depends on your study progress and success during the first academic year:
In order to receive the scholarship for the second year, you must complete at least 55 ECTS credits of degree studies during the first year;
If you complete your degree in less than two years, the right to the scholarship expires upon the completion of your degree. Even if your studies are delayed, the scholarship is not granted for longer than two academic years;
Cost-of-living grants are available at the University of Jyväskylä only in the IMDP in Nuclear and Particle Physics.
How to Apply?
 The application form itself is to be submitted online. All supporting documents must be submitted either in Finnish, Swedish or English. If any of your supporting documents are not in one of these languages, then an officially certified translation must be sent, along with a certified copy of the original document. In addition, you should send the required enclosures by mail to University Admissions Finland.
Officially certified transcript of records;
Officially certified copies of degree certificates;
Copy of a residence permit;
Copy of a valid passport;
Certificate of English language proficiency;
Curriculum Vitae (CV);
Motivation letter.
For more information please visit the official website.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Traineeship in Direct Supervision

ECB - European Central Bank
Frankfurt, Germany
Reference: 2017-280-TRS
Type of contract: Traineeship of between 3 and 12 months in total
Who can apply: EU nationals who are eligible according to our traineeship programme
Salary: The trainee grant is €1,050 per month plus an accommodation allowance
Working time: Full-time
Closing date for applications: Monday, 4 December 2017
Your team
As a successful applicant, you will be assigned to one of the Joint Supervisory Teams (JSTs) in Directorates General Microprudential Supervision I and II (DG/MS I and II), which are responsible for the ongoing supervision of significant banks within the scope of the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM). The SSM is the system of banking supervision in Europe. It comprises the ECB and the national supervisory authorities of the participating countries.
A JST is a well-rounded team of experts in banking supervision who are in charge of the Supervisory Examination Programme for a specific significant bank falling under the direct supervision of the ECB. Each JST has between two and 15 members from the ECB and additional members from the national supervisory authorities. You may also be assigned to horizontal projects on banking supervision.
Your role
As a trainee, you will contribute to the tasks of a JST or of a horizontal team by:
analysing financial accounts and monitoring market perceptions of supervised entities;
analysing the legal and regulatory framework for financial institutions in various jurisdictions;
assisting with data collection and analysis, generating tables, charts and reports;
working independently, under the guidance of a mentor, on projects relating to the implementation of supervisory practices and standards.
These traineeships offer a unique opportunity for individuals with a keen interest in a career in banking supervision, finance, accounting or a related area. You will be exposed to a challenging professional environment and work with high caliber experts who will help you to grow your skills in an international and multicultural setting. Through workshops and conferences, you will also have the chance to learn about the latest developments in economics, finance and banking.
Qualifications, experience and skills
a bachelor’s degree in finance, economics, statistics, business administration, financial/banking law, accounting or other relevant discipline;
a keen interest in banking-related risk analysis, in the implementation of financial regulation and in the implementation of supervisory standards and practices;
an advanced command of English and an intermediate knowledge of at least one other official language of the EU.
a master’s degree in the fields mentioned above;
knowledge of banking analysis, banking regulation, corporate finance, risk management or accounting;
knowledge of data analysis functionalities and statistical packages;
additional European languages.
You engage collaboratively with others. You pursue team goals and learn willingly from other people’s diverse perspectives. You signal any need for change by explaining it and proposing alternative solutions. You analyse complex information effectively and can evaluate different views to arrive at solutions. You know and anticipate stakeholder needs.
Working modalities
Working for European banking supervision involves spending short periods of time abroad for on-site visits or training.
Further information
The traineeships are for six months, with the possibility of an extension (to a maximum of 12 months in total) in the same business area or within the SSM, subject to business needs and satisfactory performance.
Application and selection process


Key Areas of Responsibility:
Stakeholder engagement support including mapping, stakeholder reach out, preparation of briefing documents and logistical support;
Relevant policy monitoring and analysis to strengthen AZ advocacy strategies;
Attend external events and feedback to GA network;
Help establish and maintain contacts with key MEP offices in relevant committees as well as with other relevant stakeholders (e.g. from other EU institutions, trade associations, patient advocacy groups);
Active contribution to the day-to-day operations, working closely with EU GA Director in a supporting role.
Profile of the Candidate:
Excellent command of English, both written and spoken.
University degree in politics, economics, law or business.
Required Competences:
Knowledge of EU healthcare policies;
Excellent organisations skills;
Excellent oral and written communication skills;
Excellent networking and social skills;
Excellent IT skills (Word, Power Point, Excel);
Good analytical, conceptual and strategic thinking skills;
Experience with working with EU institutions/industry and/or public authorities;
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Send email with CV and cover letter to

Internship – Spanish Speaking Legal Consultant for EHS Law

Enhesa is the market leader in global environmental, health and safety (EHS) compliance assurance. As a dynamic and rapidly growing environmental, health and safety consultancy serving corporate clients worldwide, we are constantly seeking to recruit talented and dedicated EHS professionals.
Our mission is to assist our clients in identifying the regulatory requirements they have to comply with, to assist them with ensuring ongoing compliance in practice and to advise them on how to develop their corporate environmental, health and safety strategies. Enhesa’s core clients include Fortune 500 multinational companies.
Enhesa is seeking an environmental, health and safety professional to join our European team. The consultant will be required to research environment, health and safety legal requirements in Spanish speaking countries.
The successful candidate will be responsible for:
Researching EHS law, regulations and policy in Spanish speaking countries;
Monitoring existing and draft EHS law to alert industry on future requirements; and
Preparing written reports allowing industry to measure regulatory compliance;
Depending on language skills and experience, the successful candidate might be required to research EHS requirements in other countries.
Your skills and qualification:
Law degree;
Strong analytical research and writing skills with a demonstrated ability to research and analyse law and policy;
Fluency in English & Spanish;
Interest in and understanding of EHS law and industrial processes.
This 6 months paid-internship will take place in Brussels.
Please address your cover letter and CV to Ms. Khadija El Khadri and submit your application with the reference number SPA internship to

Internship for the Project Management Unit

At MWH, now part of Stantec, we believe growing a great consulting services company happens from the inside out. We look for people who are drawn to use every talent they possess, plus imagination, determination and a drive to do the extraordinary.
If working on the best environmental projects around the world, building on your talents through a premier knowledge-sharing culture, and connecting across borders with some of the world’s top talent appeals to you, join us.
MWH International Development, based in La Hulpe, is the MWH unit that provides consulting services to international institutions, such as the European Commission (EC), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Investment Bank (EIB) and EU bilateral donors in Europe, Africa and other developing countries.
Your role
You will be supporting the team in all administrative tasks related to the management of EC contracts. You will be required to demonstrate a combination of discipline, flexibility, and precision in all tasks.
What you will be doing
Support the team in logistical and administrative aspects of the projects;
Check and process invoices and related timesheets and receipts;
Manage the logistics of meetings, conferences, trainings, and other project-related events;
Identify experts, evaluate CVs and prepare contracts accordingly;
Attend project meetings if needed and prepare minutes;
Liaise with the client, experts and partners on day-to-day implementation of project activities;
Perform other duties as determined by the Project Manager.
Qualification and skills
Academic background: relevant university degree or equivalent;
Experience in the management and administration of international projects would be considered as an advantage;
Knowledge of EU contracting procedures and rules (PRAG) would be considered as an advantage;
IT-skills: advanced use of MS Office, in particular Excel;
Rigorous, accuracy and attention to detail;
Creative, communicative, open-minded and results-oriented;
Languages: solid written and spoken French and English;
Work ethics, dynamism and ability to cope with multiple tasks.
The internship will take place in our office in La Hulpe, Belgium and will start ASAP for a period of six months. Compensation will be provided.
Please apply by sending your CV on: mentioning PMT/17.


e are offering a nine month internship to a candidate looking to acquire first-hand experience in an international public affairs and communications agency. If you would like to familiarise yourself with the work of a consultant, dealing with topics relating to communications and PA in health & food at the EU level, then you may be the person we’re looking for!
Responsibilities/Job description
Administrative support to the Brussels’ team and involvement in various communication activities for Schuttelaar & Partners as a whole;
Support to (senior) consultants in their communication and/or public affairs activities (e.g. preparation of meetings, organisation of events, desk research and interviews);
Monitoring of European developments of relevance for S&P.
Qualifications and experience
Master’s Degree in life sciences & health, agriculture or food, with proven experience in communication and working in projects;
A high level of written and spoken English. Any other language such as Spanish, French or German is an asset;
Excellent social skills and team spirit, with a hands-on, flexible and solution driven work mentality;
Support for the mission and philosophy of Schuttelaar & Partners.
Schuttelaar & Partners offers
A monthly stipend and lunch vouchers;
A nine-month internship starting immediately and on a full-time basis;
After good results a possible next step is a promotion to junior consultant;
Challenging and varied work for a commercial agency with a social mission;
Guidance and coaching by senior professionals;
A professional, dynamic, and ambitious working environment, where personal initiative is encouraged.
How to apply
We are looking forward to your motivation letter and CV.
Of course, you can also get in touch with us for more information.
Edwin Hecker, Managing Partner, + 31 6 21 28 88 03
Karin van Dooren, Human Resources, + 31 6 55 73 18 76

Monday, 13 November 2017


Deadline: 31 January 2018
Open to: international university or college students
Scholarship: around EUR 36584.15
UBS Center fully funded scholarships in Switzerland, 2018 are completely funded scholarships offered every year to excellent university graduates to adopt doctoral research at the Zurich Graduate faculty of Economics. Those Scholarships are open to international university or college students.
Scholarships are awarded to applicants on the grounds of excellent educational merit, and persevering with aid will be the situation to the first-class completion of coursework.
The University of Zurich, placed within the city of Zürich, is the biggest university in Switzerland, with over 26,000 college students. It changed into founded in 1833 from the prevailing colleges of theology, regulation, medication and a new school of philosophy.
International university or college students.
UBS Center fully funded scholarships in Switzerland, 2018 covers residing costs and all costs. The stipend covering residing costs currently stands at around EUR 36584.15 per year;
Scholarships are presented to award holders for a duration of four years, difficulty to great of completion of coursework;
Scholarship can be taken in Switzerland.
How to apply?
In order to apply, please fill the application.
For more information, please visit the official web page.

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Special Projects Intern – Communications

About the European Climate Foundation
The European Climate Foundation (ECF) was established in 2008 as a major philanthropic initiative to foster the development of a low-carbon society and help Europe to play an even stronger international leadership role to mitigate climate change. The foundation works through sectoral, cross-cutting and regional initiatives and collaborates with a wide network of partners to advance progress towards this shared goal.
About the role
The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy Secretariat in Brussels is looking for an Intern (full-time/38 hours per week).
The position will be located at the Global Covenant of Mayors office in Brussels.
The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy is an international coalition of cities and local governments with a shared long-term vision of promoting and supporting voluntary action to combat climate change and move to a low emission, resilient society.
Local Governments are Key Contributors: The Global Covenant of Mayors works to organize and mobilize cities and local governments to be active contributors to a global climate solution;
City Networks as Critical Partners: Local, regional and global city networks are core partners, serving as the primary support for participating cities and local governments;
A Robust Solution Agenda: Focusing on those sectors where cities have the greatest impact, the Global Covenant of Mayors supports ambitious, locally relevant solutions, captured through strategic action plans that are registered, implemented and monitored and publicly available;
Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fostering Local Climate Resilience: The Global Covenant of Mayors emphasizes the importance of climate change mitigation and adaptation, as well as increased access to clean and affordable energy.
Duties and responsibilities
The role of the communications team is to act as a centre of expertise on energy and climate change communications. Its objective is to help create political, media and public endorsement for strong action to address climate change at international, national and sector levels.
The intern will gain practical experience in the workings of an international non-governmental organization focused on cities and climate change. The intern will gain exposure across a broad range of functional areas - including program management, stakeholder engagement, operations, grants management, planning and communications - within a dynamic environment.
Responsibilities may include:
Supporting the team in preparation for regular meetings of the Board, Founders Council and Technical Working Groups;
Assisting in the preparation of presentations for external stakeholders;
Developing and implementing communication strategies in cooperation with the communications unit;
Planning and supporting campaigns in close co-operation with our grantees;
Analysing media reporting on energy and climate policy, including a daily media coverage brief;
Preparation of events, general editorial and administrative support for the communications unit.
Key competensies
The ideal candidate will have:
Strong commitment to working with cities and climate change – previous internship experience in both areas preferred;
Strong organizational, written, and verbal communication skills;
Ability to manage multiple projects, and comply with deadlines Professional junior working experience in PR or journalism;
A university degree in a relevant field;
Enthusiasm for learning and a demeanor suitable for a small office work environment;
Ability to work independently as well as with colleagues.
What we can offer you
The unique opportunity to work as part of a highly dynamic, international organization together with individuals who combine their passion to make a difference with ambition and a rigorous and results-oriented approach to work;
A space to develop and challenge yourself;
Participation in local Global Covenant events;
Opportunities to engage with staff and members of the European Climate Foundation and European Commission through focused speaking engagements;
A 6-months fix term contract;
A salary in line with internships in the EU institutions.
Start date: January 2018
How to apply
Please send your CV and a short cover letter in English to the following email address:
The motivation letter should include: why you are interested in the internship with the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy, and the contact information for two references.
Please indicate ‘Special Projects Intern – Communications’ in the subject line. Candidates need to be in the possession of a work permit for Belgium in case applicable. Telephone calls will not be forwarded to the recruitment team. Due to the high number of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Deadline for applications: 5th November 2017.
For more information on the ECF, please visit

Marine Litter Internship

Seas At Risk (SAR) is an umbrella organisation of environmental NGOs from across Europe that promotes ambitious policies for marine protection at European and international level. We represent 35 member organisations in 17 different European countries. We are a diverse team of 9 staff who share a passion for the sea. We are currently working on issues such as fisheries, aquaculture, greenhouse gas emissions from shipping, marine litter and EU-level marine environment policies. More information at:
The issue of waste and marine litter is currently a hot topic at national, EU and international level, with multiple policy processes ongoing in an effort to tackle it. Seas At Risk is looking to launch an internship to support its policy work on marine litter, including the following tasks:
Supporting the organisation’s policy work on marine litter; i.e. researching particular topics, development of fact sheets and briefings;
Supporting the marine policy officer in networking and advocacy activities with policy makers and key stakeholders;
Taking ownership of a discreet targeted campaign, preparing a strategy, arranging meetings and taking forward action points, with the advice and supervision of the marine litter policy officer;
Supporting communication activities around the topic, i.e. writing of articles, social media posts and preparation of publications;
Support for event organisation, at least one conference on the topic will be organised during the internship period.
Duration: 6 months
Envisaged starting date: 1st December 2017 (depending on availability).
A university degree marine sciences, or other relevant field;
Good understanding of the issue of marine litter;
Good analytical, writing and communication skills;
Knowledge of the EU institutions would be an asset;
Experience with social media campaigning would be an asset;
Fluency in English (spoken and written) is a must, additional language skills are a plus;
A passion for oceans and the EU.
What we offer:
An opportunity to acquire practical experience in a professional and international working environment, with supervision by experienced Seas at Risk staff members;
An exciting experience with working in an environmental NGO in Brussels, and contacts with many other organisations;
The opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge about marine litter and other marine topics, in a European Union policy setting;
A deepening of your knowledge about how EU institutions work;
Advocacy and campaigning experience, with the opportunity to take the lead on a small project;
A fixed monthly fee/compensation in line with Belgian provisions for internships.
The internship is based in Brussels, and is intended to be full time for 6 months.
To apply:
Send your CV and a cover letter explaining your interest to with the subject line stating ‘Marine litter internship’.
Deadline for applications: 10th November 2017.
Interviews will be conducted in the week of 20th November2017.
Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your understanding.

Internship Programme of German Business for the Countries of the Western Balkans

Deadline: 13 November 2017
Open to: Undergraduate students who are enrolled in the 5th semester or higher when applying, Master or PhD students and young graduates who graduated after January 1st, 2017 are eligible to apply
Benefits: Nearly all of the costs during the preparation of interns in their home countries and their stay in Germany are covered by the Programme
The Internship Programme of German Business for the Countries of the Western Balkans offers young graduates and students from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia the possibility of a three to six-month-long internship at leading German companies.
The idea of the Internship Programme of German Business is to bridge the ever-present gap between academic and business world by enabling students and young graduates an opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge gained at universities and to successfully access the next stage of their professional path.
The Programme provides high-quality, carefully designed and mentored placements in companies throughout Germany, which will enable young professionals to apply and test their specialized academic knowledge, whilst gaining an insight into modern working environments and business practices.
Call for application is open from 1st October until 13th November 2017 for internships which start in July 2018.
Undergraduate students who are enrolled in the 5th semester or higher when applying, Master or PhD students and young graduates who graduated after January 1st, 2017 are eligible to apply.
Their field of studies should have a focus on economics, business administration, various fields of engineering, journalism or agriculture.
The applicants should generally not be older than 29 years.
A very good command of English is required. German is an asset.
Applicants from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia who study or have completed their studies in one of these countries are eligible to apply. Not eligible to apply are candidates who are enrolled as regular students at universities outside these countries and those who have already completed BA or MA studies outside the region.
Organisational and administrative support
The Programme provides comprehensive support and guidance in all organisational steps before and during your stay in Germany.
The Programme takes care of:
Documents needed for the visa application and arrangement of appointments at the embassies
Work permission
Travel arrangements to Germany
Introductory week in Berlin (organization, accommodation, travel arrangements)
Mid-term meeting (organization, accommodation, travel arrangements)
The Programme supports:
Communication with companies; review and explanation of documents and contracts provided by companies
Search for accommodation and communication with landlords
Administrative steps in Germany (health insurance, registration, taxes)
The Programme prepares you for your stay in Germany:
Exchange of experience with alumni and mentoring by alumni
Preparatory meetings and team buildings in home countries before leaving to Germany
intercultural training during the introductory week in Berlin
possibility to attend a German language course during your internship
Financial assistance
Nearly all of the costs during the preparation of interns in their home countries and their stay in Germany are covered by the Programme. The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) provides the funding for monthly scholarships, the organizational expenses and the expenses of the alumni activities. The participating German companies provide the internship places, the associated management capacities and cover the costs of accommodation and health insurances for the interns or provide an internship wage.
Covered by the Programme:
Costs of accommodation and health insurance: Companies either cover the costs directly or pay a sufficient monthly allowance to the interns. The costs vary depending on the city.
Monthly scholarships of 550 EUR: The scholarships are sufficient to cover all remaining living expenses during the stay in Germany.
Preparatory meetings in home countries
Flight ticket to Germany and back home
Introductory week in Berlin
Train tickets to the internship places
Mid-term meeting in Germany
Train tickets to the airport at return
Up to 200 EUR for a German language course during the internship
Visa is free of charge
How to apply?
Apply online through the official website until 13th November 2017.
More information you may find at the official website.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for International Student 2018–2019

Each year the Swiss Confederation awards Government Excellence Scholarships to promote international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and over 180 other countries. Recipients are selected by the awarding body, the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS).
The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships are aimed at young researchers from abroad who have completed a master’s degree or PhD and at foreign artists holding a bachelor’s degree.
Types of scholarship
The research scholarship is available to post-graduate researchers in any discipline (who hold a master’s degree as a minimum) who are planning to come to Switzerland to pursue research or further studies at doctoral or post-doctoral level.
Research scholarships are awarded for research or study at all Swiss cantonal universities, universities of applied sciences and the two federal institutes of technology. Only candidates nominated by an academic mentor at one of these higher education institutions will be considered.
Art scholarships are open to art students wishing to pursue an initial master’s degree in Switzerland.
Art scholarships are awarded for study at any Swiss conservatory or university of the arts. Only those who have already been awarded a place to study may apply. This scholarship is available to students from a limited number of countries only.
The scholarship covers a monthly payment, exemption of tuition fees, health insurance, air fare, housing allowance, etc., as applicable. Please refer to the country-specific fact sheets for exact scholarship benefits.
Please refer to the country-specific fact sheets for general and specific eligibility criteria.
The FCS assesses scholarship applications according to three criteria:
a) Candidate profile
b) Quality of the research project or artistic work
c) Synergies and potential for future research cooperation
Eligible Regions: Open for All
Please see the country-specific fact sheets for eligibility criteria, application procedure, deadlines, and contact information specific to your country. If you fulfill the eligibility requirements, contact the Swiss diplomatic representation in your country of origin. The diplomatic representation will provide you with all the necessary information regarding the procedure including application forms and a list of required documentation.
The application deadline falls between September-December 2017, depending on the Swiss Embassy to which the applications have to be submitted.
It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Junior Fellows Internship at the United Nations University, Tokyo

pplications are now being accepted for the spring 2018 term of the Junior Fellows Internship Programme at the Office of the Rector, United Nations University. The spring 2018 term commences on 5 February and lasts until 1 June 2018. The deadline for applications is 29 October 2017.
The underlying principles of the Junior Fellows Internship Programme at the Office of the Rector are centred on creating a dynamic, challenging and rewarding experience for graduate level students and young professionals. Junior Junior Fellows Internship at the United Nations University: 9:30–17:30, Monday to Friday. Junior Fellows are provided office space and facilities as appropriate for their work and enjoy free access to UNU Headquarters facilities, including the library and gym.
The programme places a strong emphasis on the training, guidance, and hands-on experience that form the foundation of a successful and beneficial internship. Under guidance of the programme supervisor and through working closely with UN professional staff, Junior Fellows will learn about and provide support to the following ongoing assignments, projects and initiatives within the Office of the Rector:
research and writing for institutional development: preparation of executive briefs on priority issues; background research and drafting of topical information briefs in support of internal policy development (i.e. related to the functioning of the University);
planning: supporting the development of project management tools and systems;
event coordination: supporting the organization of lectures, conferences, workshops, and other public events;
meeting coordination: logistical support and minute taking;
editorial support: proof-reading reports and copy editing;
communication: preparation and dissemination of newsletters, event summaries, and other communication documents.
The qualifications which will be considered in the application process include, but are not limited to, the following. The ideal candidate:
is currently pursuing or has recently completed postgraduate studies (master’s or doctoral), preferably in a field related to the University’s work;
is under 32 years of age at the time of application;
must not have more than 5 years of work experience in their related field;
has a native or near fluent command of written and spoken English;
has excellent research, writing and analytical skills;
can establish and maintain effective working relations with people from diverse backgrounds;
demonstrates resourcefulness and creativity in problem-solving;
has advanced computer skills: sound, hands-on, knowledge of standard office software (word processing, spreadsheets, databases, etc.); and
has a demonstrated interest in the work of the United Nations and more specifically, in the work of the United Nations University.
Eligible Regions: All regions
The application process is conducted in two stages, the first stage requiring the submission of the application form, a cover letter, a résumé or c.v., recommendation forms, and the funding form.
Please visit the application page given in the Apply Now Link for all required forms and detailed instructions on the application process.
Application Deadline: October 29, 2017 (4 Days Remaining)

Monday, 23 October 2017

Apple Data Science & Machine Learning Internship in California, USA

Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, great ideas have a way of becoming great products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there’s no telling what you could accomplish.
Key Qualifications:
Engineering, physics, or computer science majors with excellent computer skills and strong analytical backgrounds.
Experience in Java, Python, Hadoop, C/C++, Python/Ruby, Javascript, Objective-C and Unix skills are highly desirable.
Experience with Distributed Systems, and/or Database Systems.
 United States
Check website.
Experience with machine learning theory and practice, particularly neural networks and sequence-based models.
Experience using machine learning software, such as Python Sci-Kit, TensorFlow, Weka, MATLAB, or R.
Experience with Java or Python along with an understanding of CS fundamentals and object-oriented programming.
Experience with Hadoop or Spark is a plus.
Eligible Regions: Open for All
Apply online.

NUFFIC Fellowships 2018 in Netherlands

Deadline: 24 October 2017
Open to: applicants that are working and living in the listed NFP country
Benefits: tuition fee, accommodation,  daily subsistence allowance
The Netherlands organisation for international cooperation in higher education (NUFFIC) offers fellowships to participate in training courses in The Netherlands. NUFFIC offers StuNed, NFP and MSP (MENA) Fellowships. These fellowships seek to develop and strengthen the skills, instincts, and abilities of professionals to enable their organisations and communities to succeed in an ever-changing world. This is initiated and (almost) fully funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
For NFP Scholarships there is no age limit. In order to qualify, you must meet the following selection criteria:
National of, and working and living in the listed NFP country;
Not employed by an organisation that has its own means of staff development, for example:
Multinational corporations (e.g. Shell, Unilever, Microsoft),
Large national and/or large commercial organisations,
Bilateral donor organisations (e.g. USAID, DFID, Danida, Sida,
Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, FinAid, AusAid, ADC, SwissAid),
Multilateral donor organisations, (e.g. a UN organisation, the World Bank, the IMF, Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, IADB),
International NGO’s (e.g. Oxfam, Plan, Care);
Have a passport that will still be valid for at least three months after completion of the training;
Not received more than one fellowship for courses that take place at the same time;
Proficient English language skills: The short courses are taught in English. Therefore, it is important that your English language skills (writing and speaking) are good.
Work experience: Minimum of 2 years of experience required, working with or for local or regional authorities. It is to your advantage if the work/experience is related to the content of the training.
To be eligible for an MSP Scholarship you must meet the employer, language and work experience criteria mentioned above. Furthermore, you must:
Be a national of, and working and living in one of the countries on the following
MSP country list valid at the time of application;
Have an official passport that will still be valid at least three months after completion of the training;
Not be over 45 years of age at the time of the grant submission.
(only applicable for MSP Scholarships)
Eligible Regions: Albania, Armenia, Bhutan, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cuba, Djibouti, DR Congo, Georgia, India, Jordan, Lebanon, Macedonia, Mongolia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Senegal, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Surinam, Thailand, Zimbabwe
Both scholarships will cover:
The tuition fee;
Return flights from an international airport to Amsterdam;
A small Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA).
How to apply?
You can now apply for NFP and MSP Scholarships for the following four training courses:
Fiscal Decentralisation and Local Finance (12 – 23 February 2018) (not eligible for MSP);
Citizen Participation and Inclusive Governance (5-16 March 2018);
Integrity and Anti-corruption (9-20 April 2018);
Local Service Delivery (18-29 June 2018).
Please use the application form to apply for a NUFFIC scholarship. More details is on the official website.  Applications received after the deadline will not be considered for the scholarship.
If you are not eligible for NUFFIC Funding or if you would like to apply for a training course without the scholarship, then please refer to the separate deadline and separate application of each course.
In order to apply follow this link.
For more information please visit the official website.