Tuesday, 29 August 2017

PhD Scholarships for International Applicants in Denmark

Deadline: 02 November 2017
Open to: international applicants
Scholarship: the scholarship covers salary, tuition fees and a contribution towards running costs
The Lundbeck Foundation is inviting applications for Lundbeckfonden Ph.D. Scholarships to study in Denmark. International applicants are eligible to apply for this scholarship program.
The aim of the foundation’s grants is to make a significant contribution towards increasing the quality and the usability of all research-based knowledge and experience gained in the field of biomedical and health sciences in Denmark.
The Lundbeck Foundation is one of Denmark’s largest commercial foundations, worth over DKK 60 billion, and we award research grants of around DKK 500 million each year to Danish-based, biomedical sciences research – primarily in the field of brain research.
As a future Ph.D. student, you are the main applicant. You are only eligible to apply if you already hold a Master’s degree or if you gain your Master’s degree no later than three to four months after the application deadline;
The foundation stipulates that you must be registered as Ph.D. student at a university;
International applicants are eligible to apply for this scholarship program.
The scholarship amount depends on the collective agreement on which your employment is based. You will find the annual amount in the application form. This covers salary, tuition fees and a contribution towards running costs. You can also apply for partial cover if your project is co-financed. However, the application to Lundbeckfonden must mainly cover salary.
How to apply?
In order to apply, please fill the application.
For more information, please visit the official web page.

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.

Internship Opportunities at Rolls Royce in UK

An internship with Rolls Royce is an amazing chance to gain invaluable experience. Whether you choose an engineering, operations or business program, you’ll make a real impact on live projects as you immerse yourself in Rolls Royce business.
 United Kingdom
Salary: £17,850 paid [pro rata]
Other benefits include:
33 days holiday, including bank holidays (pro rata)
Competitive pension
International environment
Option to donate to a charity from pre-tax pay
Great support and much more
Rolls Royce are unable to employ anyone who does not have the legal right to live and work in the UK
Check the website for detailed category-wise eligibilities
Eligible Regions: Open For All
Apply Online through given website and for detailed internships.

Friday, 18 August 2017

Open Research Intern

Springer Nature is one of the world’s leading global research, educational and professional publishers. It is home to an array of respected and trusted brands and imprints, with more than 170 years of combined history behind them, providing quality content through a range of innovative products and services. Every day, around the globe, our imprints, books, journals and resources reach millions of people, helping researchers and scientists to discover, students to learn and professionals to achieve their goals and ambitions. The company has almost 13,000 staff in over 50 countries.
Open Access Intern
Fixed Term placement for six months
London, Kings Cross
The Open Research Group (ORG) is part of Springer Nature, the world’s largest academic book publisher, publisher of the world’s highest impact journals and a pioneer in the field of open research. We are in a unique position to think differently about what publishing should mean today. By using our combined expertise, scale and the reach of our brands, we aim to grow and innovate in order to better serve academic researchers, institutions and the wider public by helping them to access, share, use and apply the very best research and information available.
The Commercial & Policy team is a horizontal function supporting the wider Open Research Group publishing units.  It is responsible for driving business strategy through business model development, pricing, policy and commercial oversight, as well as supporting new product growth. 
The role of Open Research Intern is a fantastic opportunity for a recent graduate to work for one of the world’s leading academic publishers, and to learn more about the rapidly evolving area of open research. In this role, you will be supporting the Open Research Commercial & Policy team in monitoring developments in open access policy and funding, updating our websites and documentation, and performing additional project work as required.
Perform online research, including identifying open access (OA) policy and funding information on funder and institutional websites.
Check and update records in Springer Nature’s OA funding and policy database
Carry out checks or standardisation of additional datasets as required
Check and update content on Springer Nature’s websites
Update documentation used by Springer Nature authors and staff
Support the Commercial & Policy team with additional project work as required
Experience, skills and qualifications
Undergraduate degree
Numerate and computer-literate, with a sharp eye for detail and a working knowledge of Excel
Strong communication skills, including a good standard of written English
Able to learn quickly and adapt to different tasks
Knowledge and understanding of open access publishing and open research

More information: https://jobs.theguardian.com/job/6571165/open-research-intern/?TrackID=1227198&BatchID=1062&utm_source=eml&utm_medium=sygntd&utm_campaign=jobalert&utm_content=text_link&CMP_TU=jbsr&CMP_BUNIT=jobs&CMP=ema_jobalert

Thursday, 17 August 2017


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!!!

Intern (BEL421) UKREP - United Kingdom Permanent Representation to the European Union

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.
Job Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
Job Subcategory: UKREP (UK Representation to the EU)
Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)
The UK Representation to the European Union (UKREP) is part of a worldwide network of diplomatic missions, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas and is now looking for three full-time interns to work across multiple policy areas.
These are three challenging and varied roles providing support to three busy teams in UKREP: Competitiveness and Markets; Justice and Home Affairs; and Social and Environment policy teams. The work of UKREP involves representing UK views and positions, as well as advising colleagues, Whitehall officials and UK Ministers on EU business and ongoing negotiations, undertaking projects towards meeting UK Ministers’ objectives for EU legislation. The internships will provide invaluable insight into EU policy making from the Council and the European Parliament perspective.
The successful candidate will be expected to be flexible and adapt to help cover any potential shift in policy priorities within fast moving teams. The internship is offered on a three month basis.
Roles and Responsibilities
Arranging meetings and coordinating programmes for ministerial and senior official visits to Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg;
Providing support and preparing documents for Working Groups and Council meetings (including opportunities to attend working group meetings);
Reporting on debates, events and committee hearings in the European Parliament;
Engaging with the relevant Whitehall departments and overseas Posts to insert an UKREP perspective.
Essential qualifications and experience
Completed a University Degree;
Fluent in English;
Strong Organisational skills;
Strong Communications and Personal skills;
Confident in using Microsoft Office Programs.
Desirable qualifications and experience
Knowledge of French and/or German;
Experience of working within EU institutions and/or Whitehall departments.
Required competencies
Changing and Improving, Making Effective Decisions, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace.
Application deadline: 30 August 2017
Grade: Internship
Type of Position: Full-time, Temporary
Working hours per week: 36.25
Region: Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Location (City): UK Permanent Representation to the European Union, Brussels
Type of Post: Political Office
Number of vacancies: 3
Starting monthly salary (EUR): 766 gross
Start Date: 18 September 2017
End Date: 17 December 2017
Other benefits and conditions of employment
This is a full-time professional immersion traineeship with the duration of 3 months, 36.25 hours net for 5 working days a week.
The professional immersion indemnity for this position is €766. The British Diplomatic Missions in Belgium follow the Belgian minimum pay scales for paid internships as set out under local labour law.
For more details, please follow the link: http://www.emploi.belgique.be/defaultTab.aspx?id=3460.
The British Diplomatic Missions in Belgium salaries are not subject to annual indexation. Please note that Belgian nationals will be paid their salary gross and are expected to comply with their tax obligations through completion of a tax return to the Belgian authorities. Non-Belgian nationals will receive their salary net, minus the deduction of an equivalent level of Belgian tax retained at source. Further information on this will be given to candidates during the recruitment process.
Professional Immersion Traineeship Requirements
Be a minimum of 18 years old;
Proof of valid medical coverage for the period of the internship (European Health Insurance Card);
The successful candidates will be subject to professional background checks and security clearance;
Staff recruited locally by the British Diplomatic Missions in Belgium are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Belgian employment law.
Additional information
Please note that the deadline for applications is 23:55 on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”. We advise you to allow enough time to complete and submit your full application, since only applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered. Please be aware that the deadline for submitting applications is considered to be the time zone for the country where the vacancy has arisen.
Please be advised that the British Diplomatic Missions will not be able to meet the travel costs incurred when travelling to the interview, nor the costs connected with relocation if offered a job.

Harvard University: Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships 2018 in U.S.A.

The Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships at Harvard offer short-term research opportunities to individuals interested in working on special projects designed to advance journalism in some new way. Candidates need not be practising journalists but must demonstrate the ways in which their work at Harvard and the Nieman Foundation may improve the prospects for journalism’s future. This may be related to research, programming, design, financial strategies or another topic.
A Nieman Fellowship is an extraordinary, transformative learning opportunity open to journalists working in all media in every country around the world. Those selected for the program spend two full semesters at Harvard auditing classes with some of the university’s greatest thinkers, participating in Nieman events and collaborating with peers. Nieman Fellows are also able to audit classes at other local universities including MIT and Tufts.
 United States
Successful applicants are invited to the Nieman Foundation for a period ranging from a few weeks to three months, depending on the scope of the project.
Knight Visiting Nieman Fellows have access to the extensive resources at Harvard and throughout Cambridge, including local scholars, research centers and libraries.
Successful applicants also have the opportunity to work with Nieman Fellows and the various projects housed at the Nieman Foundation, including Nieman Reports, Nieman Journalism Lab, and Nieman Storyboard.
For Visiting Fellows who will not be supported by an employer during the fellowship, a stipend prorated for the length of the fellowship will be provided ($1,225 per week).
If a Visiting Fellow does not reside in the Boston area or otherwise have accommodations, free use of a furnished one-bedroom apartment will be available for the length of the fellowship.
All applicants for academic-year Nieman Fellowships, including freelancers, must be working journalists with at least five years of full-time media experience. Journalism-related work completed as a university student does not count as professional experience. Professionals who work in public relations or in a position whose primary focus is not the media are not eligible to apply.
During the two years prior to applying, an applicant should not have participated in a fellowship lasting four months or longer.Candidates nominate themselves for Nieman Fellowships by submitting an application and supplementary materials. There are no age limits or academic prerequisites, and a college degree is not required.
Eligible Regions: Open For All
All Nieman Fellowship applicants must complete an online application form. Candidates for full academic-year fellowships must submit the following information as part of their package: two essays; a professional profile and study plan; work samples and three letters of recommendation.
Candidates for the Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowship complete a streamlined application that requires only biographical information, a résumé and a project proposal.
Application Deadline: September 29, 2017 (43 Days Remaining)

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Internship in Social Affairs

nternship in Social Affairs
CEEP – European Centre of Employers and Enterprises providing Public Services
Brussels, Belgium
CEEP represents at EU-level, public and private enterprises and organisations from across Europe at national, regional and local level, which are public employers or providers of services of general interest. CEEP is one of the three general cross-industry social partners recognised by the EU Commission, and represents public services employers in the European Social Dialogue.
We are currently looking for a trainee within the social affairs policy field.
Desired starting date: ideal starting date early October 2017 for a period of 6 months.
Interviews will be conducted from the 18 to 22 September 2017 in Brussels. Small remuneration available.
The main task of the intern will be to assist the Social Affairs Policy Officer, working on issues concerning social affairs, social dialogue and macroeconomic policies and supporting the daily work of the General Secretariat.
This includes among others:
Attending internal and external meetings, and drafting meeting reports;
Draft policy briefings/background documents ahead of meetings;
Supporting the secretariat by undertaking coordination and administrative tasks;
Policy monitoring and analysis;
Contacts with members and external actors under the supervision of the Social Affairs Policy Officer.
Recent graduate, ideally with a Master degree, and a strong interest in European social policy and economic governance, including the European social dialogue.
Candidates who needs to do a traineeship to complete a Master degree in European Affairs, in particular European Social Affairs, will also be considered.
Strong understanding of the EU decision making process;
Background and interest in social, macroeconomics, education policies are strongly valued;
Excellent level in English with strong written abilities. Knowledge of other languages, in particular French and/or German, is an asset;
Ability to prioritise work, deal with a variety of topics with tight deadlines;
Self-starter and team player who can work effectively in a small and international team;
Eye for details and highly organised.
Should you be interested by this position please send your CV and a cover letter by Monday 4 September 2017 CoB, to priya.klinkenberg@ceep.eu, cc the Policy Officer for Social Affairs, guillaume.afellat@ceep.eu and “Internship in Social Affairs” as subject of the email.
For more information about CEEP: www.ceep.eu.

Institutional Development Internship in Brussels

Deadline: 17 August 2017
Open to: master students in Political Science, EU or international studies, or relevant fields
Benefits: paid internship in Brussels, Belgium
Caritas Europa works for justice, peace and development to testify Christ’s love for humankind. Its guiding values and principles are the centrality of the human person, fraternity, solidarity and gratuitousness, peace, integral human development, religious freedom and cultural diversity, cooperation and subsidiarity, professionalism and heartfelt concern for the poor, responsibility for a sound ecological order. Caritas Europa expects its staff members and interns to acknowledge its identity, contribute to these values and commit to its vision and mission while on duty.
The intern will support the Institutional Development Unit in the implementation of the annual work plan. S/he will contribute to the preparation, organisation and follow up to planned activities and events. The intern will be part of the Institutional Development Unit and will report directly to the Unit Director.
The intern will assist the Institutional Development unit in:
Updating the mapping of Caritas Europa Members’ activities including supporting Members in registering with International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) and exporting mapping info to IATI;
Proofreading of articles and publication of updates for the Faith and ActionPlatform;
Ensuring the smooth running of the Caritas Europa internal grant system(Solidarity Mechanism);
Project Management of institutional grants;
Drafting of documents and in communications with CE Member Organisations;
Gathering testimonies/good case studies from Member Organisations;
Organising Caritas’ events (such as the 2017 Organisational Development forum and the Learning Path) in terms of administration, stage directions, logistics, and reporting;
Drafting and dissemination of conference reports.
Master student in Political Science, EU or international studies, European Law, Social Policies, Economy, Development, Management, or related field;
Fluent in spoken and written English, preferably with good command in some other European language(s). The working language is English;
Developed organisational skills with an hands-on attitude;
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
Reporting skills;
Self-motivated, helpful and dedicated team player, able to function as part of a small office team;
Excellent IT and computer skills in all Windows applications;
Experience working within or with the Caritas network or other civil society organisations is an asset.
Insurance and main costs are to be covered by the university or the student;
Caritas Europa will provide monthly travel support within Brussels.
The preferred duration of the internship is 6 months, but exceptions may be made. The minimum duration, however, is no less than 3 months.
How to apply?
Please submit a motivation letter (max 1 page) and your CV to msomers@caritas.eu, mentioning in the subject “Institutional Development Internship”.
For more information please visit the official website.

The East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship 2018

The East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship provides master’s and doctoral funding for graduate students from Asia, the Pacific, and the United States to participate in educational, cultural, residential community building, and leadership development programs at the East-West Center while pursuing graduate study at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM). Undertaking degree studies at UHM through an East-West Center fellowship is not merely about receiving a financial aid scholarship. Since the basic purpose of the East-West Center is to build a sense of Asia-Pacific community and prepare for future leadership roles, EWC graduate student fellows live together and interact with each other in both intellectual and social activities. They are, from the very outset, an identifiable group committed to the notion of building an Asia-Pacific community. Through team-building activities, leadership development projects and internships, learning about the Asia Pacific region, cultural exchange, educational enrichment gatherings, community service and service learning projects, EWC graduate degree fellows establish friendships and lifelong ties to a network of people committed to positive change in the Asia Pacific region.
The graduate degree fellowship covers the cost of tuition and fees, books, housing in an East-West Center dormitory, and partial funding toward meals, health insurance, and incidental expenses. Funding for field study and conference presentations is offered on a competitive basis during the fellow’s period of study.
The East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship invites applications from:
Citizens or permanent residents of the United States
Citizens of countries in the Pacific and Asia, including Russia
Priority in the student selection process is given to applicants with a demonstrated commitment to the Asia Pacific region.
 United States
The East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship provides the following funding:
Full-time graduate tuition and fees up to the equivalent of the tuition charged for post-baccalaureate students at the University of Hawaii at Manoa toward master’s or doctoral studies;
Housing in an East-West Center residence hall, based on single occupancy;
A stipend to partially cover food and incidental expenses (Refer to the section on taxes on stipends for additional information);
An allowance for books, materials and supplies; and
Subsidy toward health insurance coverage.
All provisions above are subject to change.
Before the start of the award, applicants for graduate programs must have obtained a 4-year bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited U.S. college or university, or from a recognized institution of higher learning abroad. Generally, an applicant must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (4.0=A scale) or the equivalent, in the last four semesters or six quarters of the undergraduate record and in all post-baccalaureate work.
Eligible Regions: United States Pacific Region: American Samoa, Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Northern Marianas, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis & Futuna Islands Southeast Asia: Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam South Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka East Asia: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, Russia, Taiwan
Download application materials for the Graduate Degree Fellowship from the East-West Center website using the links provided in the “Apply Now” section.
Application Deadline: December 1, 2017 (107 Days Remaining)

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Intern Analyst (Paid) Istanbul

ARK Group DMCC is a stabilisation, development and conflict transformation consultancy that provide research-informed analysis and policy recommendations, as well as evidence-based interventions, in conflict-affected areas from the Palestinian camps of Lebanon and Yemen to Iraq and Syria on behalf of public and private sector clients. Working with and through local communities, we seek to understand and then mitigate the negative effects of conflict and instability to enhance community safety and promote human security, development and economic opportunity.
For the past six years, ARK has been at the forefront of the regional response to the Syrian conflict. Working for governmental donors, ARK has supported conflict-affected communities on the ground. Programmes have included sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) responses and launching the programme of life-saving support to Syria’s Civil Defence teams. We have a highly dynamic, capable, multinational team with offices in Dubai, Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Washington DC.
ARK is seeking expressions of interest from candidates with the right blend of academic, linguistic, geographical and thematic expertise who are interested in joining ARK’s dynamic team as an Istanbul-based research intern. ARK is committed where possible to offering full-time employment to interns on the completion of a successful internship and this has been without exception the case for the past three years.
Tasks and Activities
• Provide research for analytical reports supporting ARK programmes in Syria.
• Contribute to stabilisation and development network mapping, social media analysis, narrative and summary reports and ARK programming outputs, as well as thematic situational reports, and other products designed to capture and visualise data.
• Brief company management on political and security trends in the area of interest and as needed represent ARK at conferences and donor-implementer meetings.
• Support regular and ad hoc monitoring and analysis of events in Syria drawing on a range of open sources.
• Where required, aid in rapid translation between Arabic and English.
• Monitor impact of ARK projects, programmes and strategies through extensive online research in both Arabic and English.
• Design and produce independent research products using own initiative.
• Conduct verbal briefings on analytical outputs,
• Support ARK’s monitoring and evaluation teams, project teams, and business development team, as appropriate.
• Remain updated on events in the broader MENA region and analyse their implications for ongoing and future ARK programming and donor policy.
• Support the development of ARK’s Research and Analysis capability and the department’s relevance to the work of implementers, donors, think-tanks, and other institutions.
• Engage in rigorous professional conduct and creative enquiry, as well as the highest standards of research and analysis design, ethics, conduct and report writing.
• Support ARK’s Syria publications and social media strategy and delivery to ensure a range of audiences have access to ARK’s analytical outputs.
• Other relevant tasks as requested by the supervisor.
• Bachelor’s degree or higher in Middle East studies, Arabic language, political science, international affairs, history, sociology, or a related discipline.
• Strong and demonstrable research skills, particularly in Arabic language and in social media/open source.
• Fluent proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic and an Arabic Dialect.
• Strong English language writing skills.
• Detailed knowledge of political, governance and security dynamics related to the conflict in Syria.
• Familiarity with social media platforms and proficiency in open source research.
• Advanced knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods and experience working on political issues related to the Middle East.
• Knowledge of, and experience with, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a plus.
• Knowledge of, and experience with, statistical analysis software (SPSS, STATA) and InDesign is a plus.
Interested candidates are requested to forward their CV, with covering letter, to HR@arkgroupdmcc.com , quoting Intern Analyst (Istanbul) in the subject line.

6 Paid Traineeships at International Committee of the Red Cross!

6 Traineeship positions in Switzerland at ICRC- International Committee of the Red Cross. Open official links to find out more info and apply!
  Deadline Date: Tuesday, 15 August 2017
Qualifications Required
University degree or diploma equivalent to a master’s degree in data analytics, interactive media, ICT, engineering, economics, information sciences or equivalent experience
Ability to compile and holistically analyze diverse datasets
Very good computer skills (Word, PPT, Excel)
Excellent command in English
Good command of French
Aged between 25 and 35

 Deadline Date: Monday, 14 August 2017
Master’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Business Administration or other relevant field
Knowledge, if possible working experience, in creating objects with self-service Business Intelligence tools (Tableau, Qlick, PowerBI etc…)
Good knowledge of Microsoft Office suite. Sharepoint is an asset
Organization, proactive communication and teamwork skills
Analytical skills. Intellectual curiosity and independence
Technical English, French is an asset

Deadline Date: Sunday, 03 September 2017
Required qualifications and experience
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant field (Information Management, Information Security or Data Protection) OR degree in a different field (ex. International Affairs, Humanitarian Action, etc.) and demonstrated interest/experience in one or more of the following:
– Information Management
– Information security, cybersecurity and surveillance
– Data protection
– New information technologies
A maximum of 2 years of professional experience

Deadline Date: Sunday, 20 August 2017
Qualifications, skills and experience

University degree, preferably in social/political sciences or law
Demonstrated interest in detention and protection issues or experience working on detention/pro-tection, especially in direct contact with beneficiaries
Strong writing and editing skills in English
Demonstrated ability to research, organise, and synthesise information
Excellent computer skills and strong motivation to learn to use new tools
Demonstrated ability to compile and holistically analyse diverse datasets including in advanced Excel (Macros included) or Tableau
Strong organisational skills, team player and able to work in a multi-cultural environment

 Deadline Date: Saturday, 19 August 2017
Basic technical training, engineering degree an asset
Good knowledge of sustainable development principles, experience in implementation of the principles in a real-life context
Experience working in a multicultural environment an asset
Good writing / editing competencies, journalistic style
Languages: English, French
Good knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (SharePoint an asset), ease of learning
Analytical and synthesis skills
Creative, flexible, can easily adapt to new situations

Deadline Date: Monday, 21 August 2017
Qualifications and experience:
Bachelor degree in Economics, Marketing, International Relations, Social Sciences or equivalent education.
Former relationship management or fundraising experience or a strong interest to develop fundraising skills.
First experience of working or volunteering in the following areas are an asset
– International or national humanitarian organizations
– The Red Cross Movement
– Marketing, communication or business in international contexts

Monday, 14 August 2017

YOUNGO Global South Scholarships 2017 at Bonn, Germany

Deadline: 24 August 2017
Open to: youth between 18 – 35 years old
Benefits: fully funded
YOUNGO is the official youth constituency at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). YOUNGO is made up of organizations and individuals who identify as the youth it is not an organization, but, rather, a collection of groups and/or individuals.
In light of the barriers facing the participation of youth from the Global South, the GSS 2017 will provide the necessary financial resources to enable more young people to attend COY13 and COP23 who otherwise would not have the opportunity. Alongside covering the costs of their participation (travel, accommodation, food, etc), the GSS 2017 will also provide a robust capacity building program to empower Global South participation which is effective, rather than tokenistic.
If selected, They will be available to join COP 23 and / COY 13 in Bonn, Germany for the full duration from November 2nd – November 18th. And shall also be able to attend the online Capacity Building Training sessions prior to the conference;
They are or will turn, at least 18 years old on or before October 30, 2017;
They are a citizen/national of one of the listed countries.
Have all your expenses covered for participating at the 23rd UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COP23) and Conference of Youth 13 (COY13);
Participate in a comprehensive capacity-building program;
Opportunity to connect your initiative and previous work on an international level and get engaged in YOUNGO;
Providing the selected applicants with online Capacity Building Training sessions about the process, prior to their travel to Bonn.
How to apply?
In order to apply, please fill the application.
For more information, please visit the official web page.

Cosmopolis Advanced International MA/PhD Scholarships

Deadline: 1 December 2017
Open to: international students
Scholarship: 25.000 EUR for 18 months
The Institute for History is inviting applications for new research program: Cosmopolis Advanced, an initiative of the Institute for History at Leiden University (LU) in partnership with Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) in Yogyakarta.
It offers a unique opening for advanced international students who aim for a Leiden PhD degree in the fields of Colonial & Global History or Archival & Postcolonial Studies.
The Leiden University was founded in 1575 and is one of Europe’s leading international research universities. It has seven faculties in the arts, sciences and social sciences spread over locations in Leiden and The Hague. The University has over 6,500 staff members and 26,900 students. The motto of the University is ‘Praesidium Libertatis’ – Bastion of Freedom.
The program intends to attract the most talented international students at the postmaster level. Eligible candidates should be able to demonstrate:
Excellence in archival/historical research, as evidenced by a master degree in history that includes a substantial research thesis of 30 ECTS or its equivalent. Candidates with an MA-degree in a language other than English must have certified proficiency at a minimal degree of 7.0 IELTS/ 100 TOEFL;
Sufficient financial support for all relevant costs (including for living and accommodation) either through the Cosmopolis scholarship program or private or external funding.
Throughout the program, Cosmopolis Advanced will actively recruit at least 10 students for the MA program based on a so-called Van Leur Scholarship (funded by Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science, OC&W). The latter is specifically meant to stimulate research into the still most neglected VOC archives and the centuries’ old shared heritage it represents. After their selection by the scholarship committee, students will receive a scholarship for 18 months. For the Van Leur Scholarship, Leiden University waives the lion share (22.000 EUR) of the regular tuition fee of 25.000 EUR (for 18 months).
After the successful completion of the pilot-study, the Indonesian students compete for 5 Ph.D. positions (funded by UGM Indonesia). Students working on the VOC compete for 2 PhD-positions (funded by OC&W). Other students will compete for PhD-positions on the basis of external funding. For PhD-fellows, Leiden University will provide office space and the usual research facilities. In Indonesia, office space and research facilities will be provided by the Indonesian partners.
A scholarship committee with representatives from both partners is responsible for the selection process. LU and UGM are responsible for the practical organization of the selection process of the Van Leur and UGM scholarships respectively. The committee will take decisions on the basis of the recommendations of LU (for Van Leur Scholarships) and UGM (for UGM scholarships). After selection, the selected students become regular MA and PhD-students at LU and are subject to the usual regulations regarding the program in which they are enrolled.
How to Apply?
Applications must reach to LU or UGM no later than 1 December 2017, and must include the following:
Letter of Motivation;
CV (2 pages);
Research Proposal (2000 words excluding bibliography);
Two recommendation letters;
Transcripts and certified copies of your BA and MA degrees;
Certified proof of English language proficiency, minimally 7.0 IELTS/100 TOEFL.
Students from Indonesia may contact prof. dr. Sri Margana for further information (s.margana@gmail.com). Students from countries other than Indonesia may contact Jos Gommans (j.j.l.gommans@hum.leidenuniv.nl).
For more information please read the official call.

University of Cambridge Scholarships 2018/2019 for Foreign Students

The Cambridge Trust is offering Cambridge International Scholarships to pursue PhD studies for 2018-2019 academic year.
The aim of the Cambridge International Scholarships is to ensure that the 250 highest ranked students, irrespective of nationality, receive full financial support to undertake research leading to a PhD. International students are eligible for these scholarships.
 United Kingdom
Approximately 85% of the scholarships awarded each year are to students taking Masters or PhD degrees.
These are guidelines on eligibility for scholarships that are available from the Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust:
Nationality: All students, irrespective of nationality, are eligible to be considered for funding by the Trust.
Status: The Trust does not accept applications from students who are part-way through a course at Cambridge, unless they are applying for funding towards a higher degree course following graduation.
To find out more about your fee status, see information on the University’s web pages for undergraduates and for postgraduates.
Degree level: Applicants must be intending to start a course at the level of undergraduate (excluding UK/EU applicants), Masters (such as MPhil, MASt, LLM), or research postgraduate (such as PhD).
Please note that the Trust does not offer many scholarships to students on undergraduate courses, and has many more scholarship programmes available to postgraduate students. Approximately 85% of the scholarships awarded each year are to students taking Masters or PhD degrees.
Eligible Regions: Open for All.
All scholarships require that you apply to the University of Cambridge via the normal online application form, and most scholarships require that you apply by the relevant deadline.

There are different procedures for applying for undergraduate study (BA and similar) and for postgraduate study (Masters, PhD and similar).

Undergraduate study:
The application deadline for the 2018 entry is 15 October 2017, 6.00 pm (UK time).
However, there are some exceptions. If you are applying for undergraduate study and wish to be interviewed in China, Malaysia or Singapore, the deadline is 20 September 2017.

Graduate study:
If you are applying for graduate study, please check and apply by the specific course deadline. Some deadlines are as early as mid-November (LLM Law) and there will be two general course deadlines of 6 December 2017 and 4 January 2018.
Application Deadline: December 5, 2017 (113 Days Remaining)

Friday, 11 August 2017

Chatham House Africa Programme Internship 2017 – London, UK

Application is open for the Chatham House Africa Programme Internship 2017. The Africa Programme at Chatham House is looking for an individual with demonstrable interest in African affairs who would like to gain valuable work experience in a policy institute.
This internship is an opportunity to gain insight into one of the world’s leading independent centres for practical policy research and debate on the politics and international relations of sub-Saharan African states. The successful applicant will be an integral part of the Chatham House Africa Programme team and gain valuable experience from supporting its current projects and activities.
 United Kingdom
This is an unpaid internship.
However, travel expenses to and from work within London (zones 1-6) will be reimbursed for the days worked.
Lunch will also be provided in the staff canteen.
Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree or higher in international relations, development studies, politics, or related field;
Show demonstrable interest in African affairs;
Have strong writing skills and excellent attention to detail;
Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently;
Strong administrative and organizational skills;
Strong interpersonal skills.
Eligible Regions: Not Specified
To apply please send a CV, covering letter, a writing sample and the names of two referees to:
Eugénie McLachlan
Programme Administrator,  Africa Programme
Application Deadline: August 27, 2017 (16 Days Remaining)