Friday, 28 July 2017

Internship, Representation to the EU

Start: February 2018, length 5 to 6 months.
DEKRA is one of the world’s leading providers of testing, inspection and certification services. With more than 40,000 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 on the road, at work, at home.
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.
Tasks of the intern
General organizational and administrative support;
Legislative monitoring;
Research and preparation of background notes, briefings and reports;
Support to the team, including in the organization of high-level policy events.
Requirements for the applicants
Very good spoken and written German (native-speaker level or equivalent) and English, French is a very strong asset;
On-going studies with a focus on political/European studies;
Basic knowledge of the European decision-making processes, and willingness to learn more about it;
Distinct communicative and diplomatic skills;
Ability to work in Belgium.
Important information
This offer is for students and the internship will 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, DEKRA e.V.
Application must contain
A cover letter in German specifying why you would like to join DEKRA in particular;
A CV in German or English;
A very short summary (max 100-150 words) of the Better Regulation Package of the European Commission, in English.

Projects Intern ECPC - European Cancer Patient Coalition

The European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC) is a well-known and large European patients’ umbrella organization in the area of non-communicable diseases, and is based in Brussels.
ECPC was set up in 2003, and works for a Europe of equality, where all European cancer patients have timely and affordable access to the best treatment and care available, throughout their life. ECPC works for the recognition of cancer patients and survivors as partners in their own healthcare and invites policy makers, researchers, doctors and industry to work all together in this direction.
The ECPC Intern Programme gives graduate students the opportunity to obtain training and exposure to ECPC’s work in the field of cancer and non-communicable diseases. All intern posts are based in Brussels and are open to citizens of the European Union as well as others who have right to live and work in Belgium without a work permit.
The next round of internships will commence after 15 August 2017.
Main Activities
●     Schedule project meetings, writing minutes and agendas and circulating reference materials for preparation of meetings;
●     Assist in drafting project materials and proposals;
●     Assist with the compiling, reviewing, and editing of project technical progress reports and annual work plans and overseeing timely submission;
●     Compiling social media and campaign metrics;
●     Drafting PowerPoint presentations for internal and external audiences;
●     Assist in answering and processing project and general communication enquiries
Required Profile
●     Be graduate or undergraduate students who require an internship for their course or have achieved an undergraduate degree preferably in in medicine and/or health sciences;
●     Have EU nationality and/or right to live and work in Belgium without a work permit;
●     Have excellent verbal and written skills in English. Knowledge of other EU languages is an asset;
●     Have fast word-processing skills and good command of Microsoft Office;
●     Be proactive, flexible, and good communicators;
●     Have excellent organisational and team working skills.
Other Information
ECPC is offering six-month paid internship position of €751 per month plus STIB/MIVB metro pass and meal vouchers.
Application Procedure
A cover letter and CV should be sent in English by15 August 2017 to, stating availability to start on or after 22 August 2017.
ECPC regrets that we are not able to acknowledge all applications received.

The Matsumae International Foundation Fellowship Program 2018

Deadline: 31 August 2017
Open to: applicants of non-Japanese nationality
Benefits: fully funded research and stay
“Towards A Greater Understanding of Japan and a Lasting World Peace,” MIF has started the Research Fellowship Program in 1980.
The Matsumae International Foundation (MIF) is a nongovernmental organization. Its Fund is solely based on donations from many Japanese people who have responded with goodwill to Dr. Shigeyoshi Matsumae’s call. While many donations have been kindly offered by enterprises and groups, most of the donors are individuals who are sympathetic with the Founder’s ideals, and maintain contributions to the Fund from their limited incomes.
Successful applicants are urged to seriously consider and understand the goodwill of those persons, and ensure that the provided fellowships are utilized effectively.
Applicants of non-Japanese nationality who meet all of the following eligibility requirements are invited to submit the required application documents.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. (Doctorate) degree, or be recognized by MIF as possessing equivalent academic qualifications;
Applicants must be 49 years old or under;
Applicants must have sufficient conversational ability in English or Japanese to prevent insurmountable difficulties during their research activities in Japan;
Applicants should not have been in Japan in the past and/or in the present;
Applicants should have firm positions and professions in their home countries, and should return to their countries on completion of their fellowship stay by MIF;
Applicants must be of sound health and not physically handicapped in any way which would not prevent from carrying out research in Japan.
Fields of study such as natural science, engineering and medicine are given first priority.
There are 20 fellowships each year for a period of from three to six months;
Stipend includes research and stay, insurance, air transportation (a round-trip air ticket to/from Tokyo) and a lump sum on arrival;
Applicants indicate the period of Fellowship with the length of stay needed for the Research Project (Application Document #2) between 3 months to 6 months;
The commencing month and ending month between April 2018 to March 2019;
Applicants are free to select host institutions (university research laboratories, national research institutions or the corresponding facilities of private industry) in which to carry out their research;
However, applicants are cautioned that they are obliged to obtain acceptance from such host institutions prior to submitting their applications. MIF cannot give counsel or advice to an applicant concerning his/her host institution in Japan.
How to apply?
Applicants should obtain the current issue of the Fellowship Announcement from MIF, or, download the announcement from the webpage of MIF. Then, print out the Application Form in PDF-format or MS Word file.
Application must be submitted from the applicant’s home country. Under no circumstances will an application be accepted from a person already in Japan.
MIF never receives applications by Fax or E-Mail. Applications must be received by MIF by August 31, 2017, at the latest.
For more information please visit the official website.

Thursday, 27 July 2017

SIS Developer Intern

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

More information:


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

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

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

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

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Communications Internship

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

More information:

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

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

Czech Republic Government Scholarships for Developing Countries, 2018

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

Monday, 24 July 2017

BBC Legal Trainee Scheme 2019 in the UK

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

Apply for a traineeship at the European Food Safety Authority!

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

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

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

Deadline: 31st July 2017, midnight CET.

Find out more.

United Nations Volunteering Opportunity for Youth 2017

Deadline: ongoing
Open to: young people aged 18 to 29
Benefits: basic living allowance that allows the volunteer to live healthily and safely in the assigned area
The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization tasked to promote international co-operation and to create and maintain international order. A replacement for the ineffective League of Nations, the organization was established on 24 October 1945 after World War II in order to prevent another such conflict.
National UN Volunteers are invaluable assets to the work of the United Nations, particularly at the community level where they usher in greater ownership of programmes and projects. They are providing opportunities to youth to change the world for the better while simultaneously honing your own skills, gaining knowledge and a better understanding of the realities of international development and peacebuilding. If you want to become one of them and the grab this excellent UN Volunteering opportunity apply now!
Motivated and talented youth between the ages of 18 and 29;
You must be younger than 29 throughout the duration of your service;
The educational background and experience required varies by assignment, but generally work experience over two years is not expected.
In return, you will be:
Rewarded with an experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life;
Opportunity to change the world for the better while simultaneously honing your own skills, gaining knowledge and a better understanding of the realities of international development and peacebuilding;
UN Youth Volunteers receive a basic living allowance that allows the volunteer to live healthily and safely in the assigned area;
If you volunteer outside of your home area, return airfare or land transport (as applicable) and some other basic costs are paid by the host agency;
You will receive orientation and training before and after your assignment.
How to apply?
There is no general registration for UN Youth Volunteer assignments. You can only apply via advertisements for individual assignments. You can find the advertisements at the UN Special Calls for Volunteers.
If you are 25 years of age or older and have several years of work experience in a specific area of expertise, you may want to register for the UNV Global Talent Pool.
For more information please visit the official website.

2017 Marie Curie Actions PhD Fellowships for International Applicants at University of Macerata, Italy

Applications are invited for Marie Curie actions PhD fellowships for International Applicants at University of Macerata (UNIMC). These fellowship projects are funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research & innovation program under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie – ITN, Industrial Doctorate (GA no. 766139).
The HEART research program aims for a personalized approach to mobile health coaching programs that involve the user and that are tailored to individual needs (putting the user at the HEART of the system).
The University of Macerata (UNIMC), founded in 1290, is the only university in Italy that focuses exclusively on Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH). University’s motto “Humanism that innovates” illustrates its mission: to contribute to the development of people and society through the added value that social and human sciences bring to the understanding of complex socio-economic and political issues, according to an interdisciplinary perspective.
Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue Ph.D. program.
Study Subject: Six PhD fellowships within the framework of HEART: HEalth related Activity Recognition system based on IoT, a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research & innovation program under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie – ITN, Industrial Doctorate (GA no. 766139).
The following PhD students will collaborate within the HEART ITN research program: 4 PhD students in Information &Communication Technology (ICT), 1 PhD student in legal studies and 1 PhD student in the international business domain.
ESR1 – Health Behavior Analytics on Heterogeneous Data
ESR2 – Scalability of data analytics
ESR3 – Scalability of data processing
ESR4 – Privacy and security analytics
ESR5 – Privacy by design and by research. the legal issues from conceptualization to commercialization
ESR6 – Understanding China:  from customers’ needs to market penetration
Scholarship Award: Benefits
600€ Mobility Allowance per month (7200€ / year)
500€ Family Allowance per month (6000€ / year) – When applicable according to the Marie Sklodowska Curie.
NB: this is a gross EU contribution to the salary cost of the researcher. The net salary will result from deducting all compulsory (employer/employee) national social security contributions as well as direct taxes.
Number of Scholarships: Six PhD fellowships are available.
Scholarship can be taken in Italy
Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:
Degree: Master degree or equivalent providing access to PhD programs. See attachment for required degree for each position. Applicants must not have a doctoral degree.
Language: English proficiency must be attested either through a previous English language diploma, or an internationally recognized proficiency test (at least C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages i.e. IELTS, IBT, TOEFL or Cambridge).
Career: When starting their contract (January 2018), selected researchers should be within the first four years of their research careers. This means being both within a four-year window following their most recent graduation and not having been awarded a prior doctoral degree so far.
Mobility: At the date of recruitment, the researcher must not have resided, or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc) in the country of the hiring institution for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date.
Application: Complete and timely submission exclusively via the HEART online application system. Documents submitted must be in English. If supporting documents (e.g. letters of academic references and scan of degree qualification) are not in English, they must be submitted together with a certified translation in English). Please note that in addition to the above-mentioned eligibility criteria further essential or desirable requirements are detailed for each PhD position (see attachment).
Nationality: Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this fellowship program.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have Master degree or equivalent providing access to PhD programmes.
English Language Requirements: English proficiency must be attested either through a previous English language diploma, or an internationally recognized proficiency test (at least C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages i.e. IELTS, IBT, TOEFL or Cambridge).
How to Apply: Applications must be sent exclusively in English and through the HEART online Application System open and accessible through the HEART website ( Applications sent through other means or in other languages (other than English) will not be evaluated. Candidates must apply through the HEART online application system, which will request the following information:
A complete CV in Europass Format in English that must highlight activities and place where the activities have been carried out in order to give evidence of fulfilling the mobility eligibility criterion.
A complete academic CV in English with references to past research and training experiences;
A motivation letter, in English, highlighting the consistency between the candidate‘s profile and the chosen ESR position for which you are applying;
At least 2 letters of Academic reference, in English or in certified translation
A scan of the degree qualification, with certified translation in English (if the degree qualification is not in English).
Proof of language proficiency
Scanned copy of valid identification document (identity card or passport)
Declaration of Honour according to the template available on the website.
(OPTIONAL) any further and relevant supporting documents (e.g. research publications).
Application Deadline: Fellowship application deadline is October 14, 2017.

Turkish Government Research Fellowships for International Students, 2017-2018

Applications are inviting for Turkish Government Research Fellowship Programme for the academic year 2017-2018. Applicants who are citizen of countries other than turkey are eligible to apply for this fellowship program
Research Fellowship Programme was established with the aim of encouraging international researchers and academics to do using common researchers with the in-field-faculty members from our country and develop scientific interaction between researchers.
International students in Turkey, as well as the unique nature of a quality education, satisfy a deep-rooted history and a rich culture medium as well as the hospitable nature of the people and the historical value and economic living conditions, Turkey is one of the best choices for training.
Course Level: Fellowship is available to pursue research.
Study Subject: Fellowship aims to encourage international researchers and academics to work with Turkish academics on collaborative researchers in Turkey and contribute to the development of the international scientific interaction between researchers.
Scholarship Award: The fellowship monthly cost is 3,000 TL. The fellowship does not include transportation, accommodation, and health insurance. It is recommended that the researchers, before coming to Turkey, arrange an accommodation, if possible, at the halls of residence at the university they will carry out their research.
Number of Scholarships: Not Known
Scholarship can be taken in Turkey
Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:
PhD holders or PhD candidates who are citizens of countries other than Turkey may apply to the Research Fellowship
Candidates must have completed their PhD studies or be at the dissertation stage.
Also, it is essential that candidates have an official Acceptance / Invitation Letter from a university in Turkey for research.
(To have an Acceptance / Invitation Letter, researchers should contact the universities individually)
Other requirements are as follows:
Being under 45 years old as of application date (preferably),
For PhD students, being enrolled at a university doctoral program abroad and being at the dissertation stage,
Having a PhD diploma for PhD holders,
Certifying the language proficiency required for the research.
IF personal data will be collected with the methods such as experiment, survey, focus group discussion, practice, having the “Ethics Committee Approval
Certificate” from the Ethics Committee of the University;

IF a study will be carried out on historical monuments and archaeological sites with non-public information, documents from institutions and organizations, having “Legal Permit” taken from a related governmental institution,
Nationality: Applicants who are citizen of countries other than turkey are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirements: Candidates must have completed their PhD studies or be at the dissertation stage.
English Language Requirements: Candidates are required to meet the qualifications (GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, DELF, YDS, ALES, etc.) set by the universities and departments that can be selected through the application system. Candidates who do not have the required documents will not be considered for the scholarship.
How to Apply: Applications are received online. Applicants may submit their applications throughout the year. Candidates must fill in the application form in the link below, scan required documents and upload them to the online form.
Applications are evaluated within 3 months from the date application is submitted. Candidates are informed of the outcome of their applications by e-mail. The e-mail consists of the follow-up information as well for successful applications.
Application Deadline: Programme is open for application throughout the year.

PhD Scholarships on the Subject of Global Social Rights

Deadline: 15 October 2017
Open to: students interested in Social Human Rights
Benefits: monthly basic grant of EUR 1,350.00 and EUR 100.00 as a lump sum for research expenses
The Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung will award two Ph.D. scholarships on the subject of Global Social Rights (GSR) starting 1 April 2018 for a duration of two years (with scope for two 6-month extensions) as part of the cooperative doctoral research group on Social Human Rights at the Universities of Kassel and Fulda. Developing a discourse on Global Social Rights and implementing social and democratic human rights around the world is a priority of the work carried out by the Centre for International Dialogue and Cooperation, the international division of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung.
Scholarship holders are insured with high-quality doctoral studies. What is of crucial importance is the interdisciplinary way in which the doctoral research group has been organized to include legal studies, political science, philosophy, sociology, and economics.
an MA, Diplom or master’s degree (Magisterabschluss) marked with at least ‘good’; for state examinations in law marked with at least ‘satisfactory’;
current and significant engagement in civic and social projects in the spirit of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung;
a developed and informative Ph.D. proposal on one of the subjects mentioned above:
the willingness to participate actively and regularly in the events organized as part of the doctoral research group in Kassel and Fulda;
the willingness to actively and continually participate in the activities at the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Centre for International Dialogue and Cooperation in Berlin or at sites associated with RLS international offices on the subject of Global Social Rights during the course of your Ph.D;
the thesis may be written in German or English.
Scholarship holders are associated with the doctoral research group;
The scholarship is made up of a monthly basic grant of EUR 1,350.00 and EUR 100.00 as a lump sum for research expenses; in addition, extra allowances can be paid for children and their care;
Allowances and lump travel sums are paid for study trips abroad.
How to apply?
Please make sure your application contains all the documents required:
– CV in tabular format;
– Degree certificate;
– Proof of involvement in social projects;
– Proposal (brief proposal, table of contents, detailed proposal, project plan and time schedule, and publications list);
– Copy of your passport and residence permit if required;
– Proof of knowledge of German (at least B2 level).
For more information, please visit the official web page.

Friday, 21 July 2017

Vacancy for Research Intern in London, UK

Deadline: July 26 2017
Open to:students and graduates at different levels of academic study, including those in bachelor’s, master’s and PhD programmes
Benefits: around USD 2592.11 per month
Vacancy for a research intern at our rapidly-growing organization.
You will work as part of CPI’s Programme Team on the research and engagement projects related to government effectiveness. These include:
The Public Impact Fundamentals (a framework that explains how effective government action works);
Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Government;
A workstream on legitimacy in government.
All of these programs have strong research and engagement components. You will join a small team of former BCG strategy consultants and experienced professionals from other fields.
Activities may include:
Researching, drafting and producing reports and other products;
Organizing workshops with civil servants;
Preparing engaging conference presentations;
Managing and organizing stakeholder outreach.
An excellent academic record;
A demonstrated interest in the workings of government;
Strong research and analytical skills;
An ability communicates effectively verbally and in writing.
This internship is open to students and graduates at different levels of academic study, including those in bachelor’s, master’s and PhD programmes. Applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Relevant degrees may include, but are not limited to, political science, public administration, sociology, law, business, design, journalism and computer science.
The position offers the opportunity to attend talks and conferences at other think tanks or universities and to publish some of your own writing. To thrive at CPI you will:
Bring an entrepreneurial mindset;
Spot relevant opportunities for CPI;
Show initiative.
This is a 2-3 month full-time position (40 hours per week) at CPI’s offices in central London. You will be paid GBP 2’000/month and will need to make your own housing, insurance, and transportation arrangements. Note that if applying from abroad, you should ensure that you meet the necessary visa requirements. CPI is unable to act as a sponsor or provide visa support.
The precise start date is negotiable. Relevant dates include:
We expect you to begin between 11 and 25 September 2017;
The closing date for applying to this position is 26 July 2017;
Interviews will be conducted the week of 31 July 2017 (interviews can be conducted via video, you do not need to be in London that week. Let us know if you are on vacation that week, we can likely work around that).
How to apply?
Our application process has two stages:
About you: some personal details This information will only become visible to us if you are shortlisted. All applications are assessed blind by multiple reviewers;
Short answer questions: Here we ask you to complete XXX questions about YYY. Each section has a 250-word limit. Once you have completed all these questions you will see a page with all your answers and have the opportunity to amend these before finally submitting your application.
For further information about this internship please contact CPI’s Programme Director Danny Buerkli (
The Centre for Public Impact is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and is determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.
For more information please visit the official website.

Traineeship at the Policy and Humanitarian Diplomacy Division 2018

Deadline: 7 August 2017
Open to: candidates with a Master’s Degree in a relevant field (international relations, international politics)
Benefits: trainees get a monthly salary
The Policy and Humanitarian Diplomacy Division of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) offer five traineeship positions for a period of one year, starting either in January, February or March 2018. 
The ICRC’s Policy and Humanitarian Diplomacy Division is part of the Department of International Law and Policy, and plays a central role in developing and delivering the main institutional policy and diplomacy objectives of the ICRC as well as overseeing the ICRC’s delegation in New York.
Qualifications: ICRC are looking for candidates who meet the following mandatory requirements:
A Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g. international relations, international politics, international law, humanitarian action, development, peace/conflict studies, etc.);
Knowledge or good understanding of at least one of the regions and issues from a humanitarian perspective;
Excellent English and a good command of at least one of the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish. Additional languages are an asset;
Minimum of 6 months full-time prior experience with an international organisation, an NGO or within the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and no more than 2 years of relevant experience;
A manifest interest for humanitarian action/issues and/or the ICRC;
A demonstrated interest in international affairs and diplomacy;
Available for 1 year, starting in either January, February or March 2018.
If you do not fulfill the conditions above, your application will not be considered.
Desirable requirements:
Understanding of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, including its structure, policies, approaches, etc.;
Any relevant publications;
Experience in diplomatic and/or inter-agency work;
Field experience.
The ability to think strategically, to express ideas clearly, both orally and in writing, and to work independently and as part of a team;
Capacity for research and analytical writing;
Flexibility and the ability to assist with a variety of tasks based on the needs of the Division.
Under the supervision of a Diplomatic or Policy Adviser, the post holder will be responsible for:
Analysing humanitarian trends, issues and policy developments;
Preparing/attending conferences, seminars and bilateral meetings;
Conducting research, writing speeches/speaking points, drafting reports, taking minutes of meetings;
Informing ICRC delegations in the field about a variety of international issues;
Assisting with the day-to-day management of relations with international organisations and UN agencies, regional organisations, major international NGOs and humanitarian think-tanks;
It’s paid traineeship.
How to apply?
Interested candidates should send their complete application in Word or PDF format (cover letter of no more than 700 words and CV), in English to: (quote reference number: DP_POL2018). Any documents other than the two listed above will not be considered.
In you cover letter, please answer the following questions:
How does your background and previous experience relate to this position?
What is your interest in applying to this position at the ICRC?Which added value can you bring to the Division and the ICRC?
What are your career plans for the future?
Do you have any preferences for regions and/or issues which you would like to follow? (NB: this will not be taken into account in your selection process, but used further in the recruitment).
Please be aware that the ICRC has other Traineeship positions with separate application processes (for further information see the ICRC website). The application process for delegates is also a separate one. No information on these can be provided.
Late or incomplete applications, as well as those that do not meet the stated mandatory requirements, will not be considered. Please refrain from applying if you do not fulfill the mandatory criteria listed above.
Owing to the high number of applications, only the selected candidates will be contacted in September 2017 for a written test, which will be followed by a phone interview in late September/October.
For more information please visit the official website.