Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP): Open Now

We are accepting applications for the U.S. Department of State Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP) in our Washington, D.C. location.

Visit USAJOBS to start the online application process and view the following vacancy announcement numbers.

Please note the cutoff point for these positions: These vacancy announcements will be open from June 8 to June 14, 2017 or when the application cutoff limit has been reached for each position. Each vacancy will close on whichever day the first of these conditions is met. If the application limit is reached on the same day the announcement opened, the open and close date will be the same. Candidates are encouraged to read the entire announcement before submitting their application packages.

Vacancy

USAJOBS Links

Cutoff

Program Analyst

(Student Trainee)

GS-0399-05:HRSC/PATH-2017-0063

GS-0399-07:HRSC/PATH-2017-0064

100

Interior Design

(Student Trainee)

GS-1099-05:HRSC/PATH-2017-0065

GS-1099-07:HRSC/PATH-2017-0067

100

Realty

(Student Trainee)

GS-1199-05:HRSC/PATH-2017-0066

GS-1199-07:HRSC/PATH-2017-0068

100

Student Trainees work closely with the U.S. diplomats and Civil Service professionals who carry out America’s foreign policy initiatives. To witness and participate in U.S. foreign policy formulation and implementation, consider a Pathways internship with the U.S. Department of State.

The Internship Experience Program (IEP) allows for non-temporary appointments that are expected to last the length of the academic program for which the intern is enrolled. IEP participants, while in the program, are eligible for noncompetitive promotions. This program allows for noncompetitive conversion into the competitive service following successful completion of all program requirements. Veteran’s preference applies.

U.S. citizenship is required for all positions. If you have any questions or would like to search for topics of interest, please contact HRSC@state.gov or visit our forums or FAQs at careers.state.gov.

We appreciate your interest in a career with the U.S. Department of State.

Call for Applications, StratCom Youth Academy 2017 in Riga, Latvia

Deadline:  5 June 2017
Open to: participants between the ages of 20 and 27 years old, linked to any ATA/YATA chapter
Venue: 5– 6 July, 2017 in Riga, Latvia

Description

Stratcom Youth Academy 2017 is a unique possibility for future leaders to raise awareness about the concept and current trends of strategic communications and the role of media in the modern politics. The Academy will be taking place simultaneously with one of the leading strategic communications forums in Europe organized by the NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence “The Riga StratCom Dialogue 2017” (www.rigstratcomdialogue.org).The Riga StratCom Dialogue 2017 will bring together experts, policy-makers, academics, and practitioners to create an in-depth discussion on how rapid changes in communications are affecting all sectors of our global society. This is one of the leading conferences currently focusing on strategic communications issues of utmost importance to NATO allies.

Rapid development of internet technologies has not only provided policy makers with numerous opportunities to communicate with society but also posed new challenges of sustaining domestic and international peace and security. Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, possible interference in the election processes in the USA and European countries, growth of populism and far right ideologies and also the activities of DAESH in the internet domain to radicalize and recruit have forced policy and decision makers to reflect on the ways how different media platforms can be used to achieve goals that are aimed against democratic states. Disinformation environment (propaganda and fake/biased news websites and networks used to distribute this disinformation) has helped gain control over large groups of people and create obstacles for national and transnational security.

Throughout four days, participants will have a chance to enhance their understanding of pivotal aspects of strategic communication, engage in workshops and meet and interact with prominent political and public figures by partly attending “The Riga StratCom Dialogue 2017” on 5-6 July, 2017.

The topics of the Stratcom Youth Academy 2017 will cover:

  • Concept of strategic communication and its current trends;
  • Russia’s propaganda – from soft power tools to annexation of Crimea;
  • Election information wars – rise of populism and far right wing in Europe and the USA;
  • Media platforms in the hands of DAESH – challenges and opportunities;
  • topics covered by the NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence conference “The Riga StratCom Dialogue 2017”.

Eligibility

In order to be considered eligible to apply, you must fulfill all of the following criteria:

  • 20-27 years old;
  • Active members or volunteers in any ATA/YATA chapter (highly preferable);
  • Fluent in English;
  • Interested in foreign policy and security issues;
  • Highly motivated to attend Stratcom Youth Academy 2017 and “The Riga StratCom Dialogue.” conference.

Costs

Participation fee: 200 EUR that includes:

  • Accommodation for 5 nights in Albert Hotel (2 persons in one room);
  • Meals during event;
  • Coffee breaks;
  • Transportation between conference venue and National Library of Latvia;
  • Farewell dinner;
  • Tour in Riga;

Participation fee for Latvian participants: 75 EUR that includes:

  • Meals during event;
  • Coffee breaks;
  • Transportation between conference venue and National Library of Latvia;
  • Farewell dinner;
  • Tour in Riga;

A limited number of scholarships are available for participants who are able to demonstrate their financial need as well as ability to bring relevant expertise and diverse perspectives to the conference.

Please note that travel costs are not included in the participation fee and are expected to be taken care of participants themselves.

Application

In order to apply for the event, please fill out the application form for Stratcom Youth Academy 2017 and submit it with uploaded required documents.

Additionally to CV and Motivation letter, due to given chance to attend high level NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence event “The Riga StratCom Dialogue ” that is upon invitations only, applicants are asked to submit 5 most popular narratives in their countries that denigrate NATO – its concept, policies, missions, future goals etc.

In order to apply, register HERE.

Deadline is June 5, 2017

Results will be announced on June 7, 2017

If you have any questions, contact with Ms Sabine Stala via email: sabine@lato.lv.

The official web-page.

 

Call for Applications, The Global Ambassadors Program 2017 in Chicago, Illinois

Deadline:  30 June 2017

Open to:  extraordinary women leaders
Venue: 11– 15 September 2017 in Chicago, Illinois

Description

In 2012,​ Vital Voices and Bank of America launched a signature partnership to advance women’s economic empowerment through leadership development and skills-building.  The Global Ambassadors Program connects extraordinary women leaders to a unique mentorship opportunity, including one-on-one mentoring sessions and strategic workshops focused on building organizational management, financial acumen and leadership skills.

At each week-long Global Ambassadors Program, we bring together between eight to twelve women leaders (mentees) from business, social enterprise or non-profit organizations around the world to work with a cohort of Global Ambassadors, established women executives from a range of sectors and organizations, on the challenges facing mentees and their organizations.  The mentees are at a tipping point in their professional, organizational and leadership paths.  Sessions are designed to offer opportunities for coaching and skills-development, from strategic planning to team management, effective communications, building a stronger balance sheet and growing revenue streams.

The Global Ambassadors Program being held in Chicago, Illinois (September 11-15, 2017) will address the ongoing needs and challenges facing women leaders engaged in the private sector, social enterprise and non-profits from the Chicago area in the United States, as well from countries around the world, and will underscore the critical function that women can and must play in moving local economies forward and highlight the role of women as drivers of innovation and socio-economic growth.

Eligibility

We will select mentees from:

  1. United States – the Chicago area
  2. All other countries outside of the US

Mentee/Applicant Selection Criteria:

  • All program sessions will be conducted in English and mentees must be able to converse and present fluently in English.
  • Applicants must be able to commit to attending the full 5 days of the program commencing on Monday morning and ending on Friday night.
  • Applicants must have the capacity to take advantage of a senior executive as a mentor (i.e. must be able to develop and implement strategic plans, marketing strategy or business plans).
  • Applicants must have a minimum of 10-20 years of experience in a professional setting.
  • The applicant must have worked in her existing enterprise / organization for at least 5-7 years.
  • The applicant’s enterprise / organization should have a minimum annual revenue of at least US$ 250,000 and a maximum annual turnover of US$ 10 million
  • Applicants must be the lead decision-maker within their enterprise/organization. i.e. they should be the CEO / President / Managing Director / Owner / Founder etc. 
  • Applicants are interested in shaping the community dialogue about women’s advancement in their region, and wield the influence necessary to do so.

Please note we are unable to consider applicants who do not meet the criteria listed above.

Costs

All travel, meals and accommodation costs for mentees participating in this program are covered in full by the Global Ambassadors Program.

Application

This program provides a unique opportunity for women leaders in business, social enterprise and non-profits to invest in themselves and their leadership journey. For further insights, we are pleased to share a short video clip from a mentee’s perspective and a blog from a mentor’s perspective.

In order to apply, register HERE.

The official web-page.

Call for Applications, 12th Economic Forum of Young Leaders in Poland

Deadline:  18 June 2017
Open to: young leaders
Venue: 5– 7 September 2017 in Nowy Sącz (Poland)

Description

Do you feel you are a leader of tomorrow?

If your answer is YES, we kindly invite you to participate in the 12th edition of the Economic Forum of Young Leaders in Nowy Sącz, in the south of Poland. More than 350 young leaders from 43 counties meet in Poland to debate with prominent representatives of political, social and business life of the modern world to create ideas for the future of Europe. The Forum has been known as “Davos of the Youth” or “young Krynica” for years now.

During mutual discussions and workshops new ideas are developed, new inspirations are created and new decisions on taking mutual actions are made.

They are meant to generate a change in the future. It is at the Economic Forum of Young Leaders that future elites acquire and share their knowledge. It is also a chance for the networking with peers from across the Continent and to rise quality and improve recognition of youth work.

Eligibility

All prospective participants in age 18-35 who need to speak good English and be active in political, social and economic life in an NGO or other institution/organization. The organizers will also assess prospective participants’ experience in the Fields of social, economic and political affairs. Participation in courses, trainings, seminars, affiliation to NGOs will be an asset.
The main aim of the Forum is to gather a diversified group of people from different backgrounds and countries, hence the organizers kindly ask to register only one person per organization. For underrepresented countries and regions the organizers can accept more then one participant per organization.

Costs

FEE
All participants need to pay a participation fee.
Participation fee cover accommodation.
The organizers partially co-finance only the participation of selected participants.
Registration fee:
– 40 EUR for participants from countries other than Poland and Ukraine
– 10 EUR for participants from Ukraine
TRAVEL COSTS
The organizers can cover travel cost for selected participants.
Please note that only cheapest means of transport and fares are subject to reimbursement (APEX airfare, 2nd class train ticket, etc.).

Travel costs reimbursement:
– up to 150 euro for participants from Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia;
– up to 300 euro for participants from other countries.
Participants from:
– Austria
– Bulgaria
– Cyprus
– Italy
– Spain
– United Kingdom
– Malta
– Turkey
– Romania
must contact the National Agency of the Erasmus+ Programme of their residence country to check travel reimbursement conditions. Contacts to NAs: http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/contact_en#tab-1-0.
Organizers can modify conditions of travel reimbursement what will be provided to participants in step II.

Application

In order to become a participant, please submit your online application (available in English only) by 18th June 2017.

STEP ONE: submit your online application

Polish participants:
http://www.forum-leaders.eu/#rejestracja

Non polish participants:

https://www.salto-youth.net/tools/european-training-calendar/application-procedure/7050/

WAIT FOR RESULTS OF SELECTION

STEP TWO: if selected
– you will hear back from the organizers (European Meeting Centre – Nowy Staw Foundation)
– you will be asked to pay the fees and
– you will be able to ask for visa, reimbursement of travel costs (etc.)

If you have any questions, check the FAQ section or write to: forum@forum-leaders.eu.

The official web-page.

2017 Research and Innovation Masters Scholarship Programme in Ireland

All qualified student candidates, including EU and non-EU candidates, may apply!

Applications close at: 9am (GMT), Tuesday, 6th June, 2017.

 

 

2017 Research and Innovation Masters Scholarship Programme

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology is delighted to announce the call for applications to its 2017 programme of Research and Innovation Masters Scholarships. In 2017 the programme will support up to nine Masters research degree scholarships, including GMIT Research and Innovation Strategic Endowment (RISE) Scholarships, and up to three defined awards delivered in partnership with industry:

2017 Allergan/GMIT Innovation Award

A maximum of two projects will be funded from the following three topics:

  • Topic 1: Development of a family of eye phantoms to accelerate the design process of ophthalmic medical devices and assist ophthalmic surgery; and/or,
  • Topic 2: The utilization of 3D Mass Spectral Imaging (MSI) to investigate the interactions of pharmaceutical products in dementia/Alzheimer sufferers; and/or,
  • Topic 3: Enhancing absorption of peptide drugs via the buccal route of administration; using the TR146 cell culture model.

To apply for any of these Allergan/GMIT projects, please click on application form: Word file or PDF file.

2017 Ireland Smart Ageing Exchange/GMIT Innovation Award

  • Topic: Clinical Validation of METS, an Evidence Based Metabolic Health Platform for the Clinical Management of Obesity & Associated Metabolic Disorders in Ageing Adults.

To apply for the ISAX/GMIT Masters project, please click on application form: Word file or PDF file.

2017 GMIT Research and Innovation Strategic Endowment (RISE) Scholarships

Topics for RISE projects are not pre-defined.

Applicants should develop their proposals in collaboration with a proposed GMIT-led co-supervisory team.

Applicants for the GMIT RISE Scholarship Award should therefore first contact potential GMIT supervisors directly.

To apply for the above RISE Masters project, please click on application form: Word file or PDF file

 

Details on all of GMIT’s 2017 Scholarships are available within the 2017 Call for Applications and Guidelines (PDF file).

Applications close at: 9am (GMT), Tuesday, 6th June, 2017.

Interviews are anticipated to occur in the week commencing 19th June, 2017.

 

Call for Applications, Young Diplomats Forum 2017 in London

Deadline:  10 June 2017
Open to: young leaders from across the world under 35 years of age
Venue: 3rd – 7th July 2017 in London

Description

The Young Diplomats Forum (YDF) is set up to recognise, enhance and develop the next generation of diplomats. This community of exceptionally bright and accomplished future leaders will gain further insight, tools and opportunities to engage with key stakeholders at a crucial time in their careers and broaden their connections to influence global leaders.

Our Forum will present an opportunity for interaction and the development of skills for future senior diplomats and future leaders. The Young Diplomats Forum is set up to recognise, enhance and develop the next generation of diplomats and leaders. This community of exceptionally bright and accomplished leaders will gain further insight, tools and opportunities to engage with key stakeholders at a crucial time in their careers and broaden their connection to influential stakeholders.

The YDF will play host to an exceptional elite of young diplomats from across the world in a weeklong event that develops their skills and knowledge in areas around international affairs.

The forum includes exciting field trips, interactive workshops, simulations, case studies, presentations and speeches from leaders from the diplomatic world. The event will excel in facilitating exchange of ideas and fostering international relationships.

Why Attend?

  • Contribute to the debate on the top of the global diplomatic agenda
  • Meet and interact with diplomats, ambassadors, ministers, members of the parliament, government’s officials, journalists, academics, and diplomacy experts
  • Attend sessions at  Parliament, Chamber of Commerce, EU Commission and European Parliament Representation Office
  • Workshops on Smart Diplomacy
  • Increase your knowledge, contacts and skills sets to boost your career
  • Create a lasting legacy of Young Diplomats Forum 2017

Costs

The Participation fee is £895.  The participation fee includes shared accommodation from  the 2nd – 7th July. Food (breakfast and lunch), receptions, transportation during the forum and institutional and cultural visits are all included within the fee. For delegates not requiring accommodation, the participation fee is £595.

Application

To apply, simply email us a personal statement that is no longer than 500 words. Tell us about yourself, your interests and your plans for the future. Include a current CV and send it to: ydf@gdforum.org. Upon receiving your application, we will aim contact you within 3 weeks to inform you of the outcome of your application.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please feel free to contact us via email: ydf@gdforum.org, or call us on + (44) 208 853 53293.

The official web-page.

Join the OpenVillage/LOTE6 festival 2017 in Brussels

Deadline:  ongoing
Open to: anyone with a story of an open and participatory project of health/social care
Fellowship:  Up to 15000 Euro

Description

We believe that the future of health and social care is community-based and participatory. We are committed to the idea that care should not necessarily be handed down from institutions to the people but can emerge organically from the people according to their needs.

The OpenVillage Festival is a highly participatory festival showcasing working solutions and demos produced by community members, as well as pathways for working together towards their sustainability. It will take place on October 19-21, 2017 in Brussels and represents the culmination of the OpenCare 18 month research that involves hundreds of original initiatives.

Aiming to deepen community collaboration, during April – May 2017, the SCImPULSE Foundation will appoint 3 “students” to support communication and engagement for the OpenVillage. We use “students” in the Latin sense, of people that will apply themselves to the subject, as fellows of SCImPULSE Foundation, and not in any sense as an indication of career status.

Eligibility

We will consider individuals who have demonstrated an interest in and alignment with Diy Welfare (referred to as “opencare”) in the following ways (each item will receive a score from 0 the minimum, to 5 the maximum, which will be summed to define the final score used to choose the winners):

  • are registered on edgeryders.eu and have contributed a story on the OpenCare community page. NB: All the stories already submitted in 2016 and 2017 are being considered.
  • are operating at the grassroots level or are heavily interacting with such groups
  • Are open in their work, use of methodology, technology, results (public and transparent communication, open processes for participation, commons licensing, open source code etc.)
  • their contribution is validated in positive responses by their peers in the opencare community (as seen from the Comments section)
  • have storytelling and content production skills for presenting the opencare initiatives to various community groups and audiences
  • demonstrate willingness to collaborate with others and use online environments for communication, engagement, documentation of work and social media

Fellowship

  • A bursary appointment: Up to 15000 Euro to reimburse your working time, distributed on the basis of winners’ financial needs
  • A travel budget: Up to 5000 Euro, to be authorized in advance by due justification.

Application

  1. Connect with other participants by reading their stories at the bottom of this page, and offering ideas or advice in the form of thoughtful comments.
  2. Think about a theme, session or exhibit on community care, that you would like to curate for the OpenVillage (see the first proposal here).
  3. Write a post containing your proposal in our shared workspace.

In order to apply, register HERE.

There is no deadline for the applications, but the sooner you start and complete your application, the higher your chances – we will consider them on the rolling basis!

For more information come to our weekly online community gatherings on Wednesdays at 18:00 CET here or contact community@edgeryders.eu.

The official web-page.