Student Conference in Maribor 2014, Slovenia

Deadline: 31 March 2014
Open to: students from all over the world
Venue: 30th of June – 9th July 2014, in Maribor, Slovenia.

Description

Student organization of University of Maribor proudly invites students from all over the world to participate in Student Conference in Maribor (SCiM), which will take place from 30th June till 9th of July 2014 in Maribor, Slovenia.

SCiM is the biggest project of the Department of International Affairs, at the Student Organization of University of Maribor. Each year more than 50 students from different countries are gathered at this event.

In 10 days you will have the opportunity to challenge yourself in different workshops, go on a trip around sLOVEnia, meet new people, be active, sociable and simply do something beneficial for yourself this summer.

The participants have to cover the travel expenses to the city of Maribor and need to pay 50 € participation fee for other activities (depends on the program and all activities the costs might increase for max. 25 €).

Application form

You can apply here.

The application deadline is 31st of March!

For any further information contact us on: scim2014@soum.si

Call for application Japanese and English Interpreters for a week long mission (UNHCR)

Call for application
Japanese and English Interpreters for a week long mission 

Japanese Company “Fuji Optical Ltd” is a private donor of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and has been assisting internally displaced persons, refugees and asylum seekers in Azerbaijan by conducting free of charge eye screening and dispensing eye glasses to vulnerable groups of the population every year since 2005. This year will be 10th such mission of the Company and its President, world famous Optometrist Doctor, 2006 Nansen Refugee Award Winner Dr. Akio Kanai to Azerbaijan. The mission will take place on 20 April – 2 May 2014 in South-western regions (Imishli, Beylagan, Fuzuli -TBC) of the country and in Baku.

Since the mission members do not speak local language, interpreting services are needed to facilitate oral communication between them and beneficiaries. In this regard, in 2014, there will be needed two English-Azerbaijani-English and four Japanese-Azerbaijani-Japanese interpreters to accompany the six optometrist doctors throughout the mission.

Tentative schedule of 2014 Fuji Vision Aid Mission has been suggested as following:
21 April, 14.00 – Meeting at UNHCR office and departure from Baku to regions 
22 April – 26 April – Eye screening for IDPs in above mentioned regions 
26 April, 15.30 – Departure of Interpreters from the region to Baku 
28 April, from 9 am to 6 pm – eye screening for refugees and asylum seekers in Baku 

Interpreters are paid approximately 70 USD per day and for maximum six days. Transportation, food and accommodation are provided by either Fuji Optical or UNHCR.

In case you are interested in taking part in the mentioned mission as an Interpreter and confident in your fluency in the required languages and available during the mentioned period, please kindly fill in the form below and submit to UNHCR Representation in Azerbaijan at Azer Aliyev 3, AZ1078, Baku or send by e-mail to “azeba@unhcr.org” by Friday, 11 March 2014.

A. Personal and contact details

Name
Surname
Gender
Date of Birth
Nationality
Address
Phone (landline) 
Phone (mobile)
E-mail
B. Education/degree
Your highest degree
Area of study
Date completed
Institution
Country
C. Employment and work experience
Current Employer 
Department/section
Position/job title
Entry date
Previous employers
Overall work experience
D. Language skills
Please provide information about the languages you speak by indicating in the appropriate cells below:
Language
Proficient
Advanced
Intermediate
Pre-Intermediate
Basic
Beginner
Azerbaijani
Japanese
English
Russian
Farsi
E. Previous experience with Fuji Optical’s vision aid missions in Azerbaijan  
Please mark in the last column for the years that you have attended as an Interpreter with Fuji Optical in Azerbaijan if applicable.
Mission number
Date
Area
Interpreted from/to: 
2005, 2-11 June
Sabirabad, Hajigabul, Baku
2006, 16-25 May
Barda, Yevlakh, Shaki, Baku
2007, 12-21 June
Beylagan, Bilasuvar, Sumgait
2008, 10-19 June
Gabala, Oghuz, Sumgait
2009, 19-28 May
Goranboy, Ganja, Absheron
2010, 19-28 May
Agjabedi, Mingachevir, Baku
2011, 23 May – 1 June
Agdam, Barda, Baku
2012, 24 June – 6 July
Terter, Goranboy, Baku
2013, 1-10 July
Mingachevir, Yevlakh, Baku

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview.

 

3/17/2014 deadline for Do a European Voluntary Service in ATRE, Romania!

Deadline: 17 March 2014
Open to: young motivated person 18-30 years old
Benefits: accommodation, food and pocket money, 90% of the travel costs, health insurance, visa

Description

Asociatia Tineri Romani Europeni (A.T.R.E.), a local NGO from Bucharest, Romania is looking for volunteers. The project is called “S.M.A.R.T – Simply just Make A Romanian Trip“, and it’s going to start in  September 2014, for a 9 months period, until May 2015.

Nowadays Romanian youngsters are facing a series of problems that can affect them on long time perspective. Some of the problems that they are facing are:

  • youngsters don’t care much about the environment and are not taking any actions for preserving or cleaning it;
  • the youngster perception about European Union is very low and they don’t have good knowledge about the role of Romania as a member state, and also about their role in the society as European citizens;
  • most of the youngsters know very little about the other countries that are EU members and about other countries outside EU;
  • the gap between Roma youngsters and the other youngsters is very deep, both ethnics are manifesting low tolerance for the other, situation that should not exist in the “European Family”;
  • a lot of kids are left home only with their grandparents, because the parents are working outside Romania’s borders, a thing that has major repercussions in the youngster life, affecting them on a personal, social or educational level; etc.

Through this project the organisation will try to solve some of the problems that the youngsters are confronting with, by working with volunteers and developing a series of activities. The activities developed inside this project are going to be conducted on several plans: working in schools and high schools with youngsters, working in special schools with youngsters with disabilities (mobility problems, blind youngsters, hearing problems, etc.), art and culture work in institutions and centers that are working with youngsters (dance, theater, photography, organizing concerts, music, etc.), ecological campaigns, workshops, etc.

Eligibility

They are looking for volunteers who are:

  • 18-30 years old;
  • creative;
  • open to discover and willing to get involved in new experiences;
  • happy to work with young people (even kids of 13-17 years);
  • willing to make a difference;
  • willing to work in an international team.

Benefits

The EVS project will cover the following costs:

  • Accommodation;
  • Food and pocket money;
  • 90% of the travel costs;
  • Health insurance;
  • Visa costs.

Application

Interested candidates should send a CV and a letter of interest, describing what raised their interest in this project and how they consider that can bring a contribution to it. 17 March 2014 is the deadline for submitting the project for approval. Therefore, you are encouraged to apply sooner rather than later.

For more information related to the project please fell free to contact atre.bucuresti@gmail.com

4/24/2014 – deadline for UNAOC-EF Summer School 2014, USA

Deadline:  22 April 2014 at 23:59 New York City local time
Open to: participants between the ages of 18 and 35 years old, linked to an organization or network
Venue: 16-23 August 2014, Tarrytown, New York

Description

The conviction that youth are a driving force for positive social change is the basis for the UNAOC-EF (United Nations Alliance of Civilizations – Education First) Summer School. This week-long summer school brings together 75 youth from across the globe, to address pressing global challenges, within the context of cultural and religious diversity. The highly interactive program will immerse participants in the essentials of global citizenship. Seminars, workshops, and roundtable discussions will challenge participants and increase their impact as leaders in their fields. The UNAOC-EF Summer School will be held on EF’s historic American campus in Tarrytown, New York. Participants will be hosted on the center’s 25-acre campus, which boasts on site residences, student lounges, a fitness center and swimming pool.

One highlight of this year’s Summer School will be a guided tour of the United Nations headquarters in New York City. Participants will tour the General Assembly Hall and explore a variety of exhibits detailing the history of the UN and learn about how the UN addresses issues such as disarmament, peace and security.

Eligibility

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

  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 years old on 16 August 2014 — the start of the UNAOC – EF Summer School;
  • be linked to an organization or a network (e.g. youth council, youth NGO, not-profit organization, youth-led organization, community organization, faith-based organization, youth network or platform, college, university), or be a social entrepreneur, blogger, intern or volunteer;
  • hold a passport valid until at least March 2015 (for a visa to be issued, a passport needs to be valid for at least 6 months after the expected date of entry into the country);
  • possess upper-intermediate English proficiency.

Costs

Selected participants of the UNAOC – EF Summer School 2014 will be provided with the following:

  • international travel to and from the international airport closest to their residence. This economy class international ticket will be issued for arrival in New York City on 16 August 2014 and departure on 23 August 2014. The ticket will follow the most direct route between the closest international airport and New York City;
  • shared accommodation (double or triple rooms with participants of the same gender) while in Tarrytown;
  • meals during the official portions of the Summer School;
  • full event access during the entire week of the Summer School;
  • shuttles from and to the airport in New York City;
  • the cost of US and transit visas (if applicable);
  • the cost of vaccinations required to enter the US (if applicable);
  • the cost of medical insurance required to enter the US (if applicable).

Participants will cover the following:

  • cost of local transportation to and from the international airport closest to their residence;
  • cost of meals and other incidental expenses while traveling to and from their residence to New York City;
  • cost of meals and other incidental expenses incurred outside of the official portions of the Summer School;
  • any souvenirs, phone calls, equipment, etc. purchased for the Summer School or during the Summer School.

Please note that neither the UNAOC nor EF will reimburse any expense incurred by participants to the Summer School.

Application

The selection of the 75 participants will be based on responses to essay questions regarding motivation as well as past and future involvement in issues to be tackled during the Summer School.  In addition, the organizers will take a look at your professional and/or educational and/or volunteering background to see how it is positioning you in a way that would help you disseminate what you will learn. Also, the applicants’ level of English proficiency will play a role in the selection process. Lastly, balance in terms of region and gender will be respected in the final selection.

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, check the FAQ section or write to: info@UNAOCEFSummerSchool.org.

The official web-page.

3/7/2014 deadline to Apply for an internship in New York

Deadline: 7 March 2014
Open to: an individual currently enrolled in a relevant graduate or undergraduate program who are highly motivated and have demonstrated excellence in prior endeavors.
Remuneration: unpaid, lunch provided.

Description

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to criticism, whose laws and policies are open to debate and correction, and whose political institutions are open to the participation of all people. The Open Society Foundations seek to strengthen justice and the rule of law; broaden respect for human rights, including the rights of minorities; encourage pluralism and a robust diversity of opinion; deepen democratic practice and participation; expand economic equity; support effective governance; and invest in individuals, public and private organizations, and social movements that advance these goals.

The Open Society Foundations are a global network of foundations committed to local knowledge and national expertise. Their network includes national foundations, regional foundations, and other geographic programs operating in more than one hundred countries. At the same time, many programs with global reach operate from our four headquarters in Europe and the United States, including programs on digital information, documentary photography, drug policy, early childhood, education, fellowships, fiscal governance, higher education, human rights, international migration, justice, public health, scholarships, think tanks, women’s rights, and independent journalism. Still other programs advance our special commitment to Roma communities. In addition to making grants to organizations and individuals, the Open Society Foundations engage in policy advocacy, legal advocacy and litigation, program-related investing, and public communications, as well as providing direct assistance to governments. Most programs and foundations in the network are governed or advised by their own boards.

The Open Society Foundations are the global philanthropies of George Soros, who, as chairman, plays an active role in the work of the foundations.

Purpose of Position

The objective of the internship program with the Office of the President is to expose participants to the methodologies used within the executive office of a nonprofit organization in pursuit of good governance.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Interns are instructed, and receive hands-on training, on some of the broad range of activities involved in addressing the legal, business, policy, and organizational issues confronted by various Open Society programs and projects, including but not limited to, cultivating knowledge about open society strategies, contacts with partner organizations and grantees, and connections to the Foundations’ leadership in studies associated with a project. Interns receive their training in the context of the Office of the President.

With close supervision by an assigned mentor, the intern will learn about the various tools available for engaging with partners and grantees, related to human rights–related operations and for researching issues. The intern will work on :

a) data visualization of Open Society collaborations

b) grantmaking portfolios.

Interns are expected to work between 10 to 15 hours per week.

Education / Experience

For this internship program, Open Society seeks an individual currently enrolled in a relevant graduate or undergraduate program who are highly motivated and have demonstrated excellence in prior endeavors.

Upon acceptance, the intern will need to provide a letter from their university indicating that they are receiving credit and/or funding for the internship.

Skills Required

The ideal candidates will have:

  • strong communication, interpersonal, and computer skills;
  • a demonstrated use or knowledge of data visualization software;
  • a demonstrated ability to write effectively and analyze and summarize complex information;
  • a desire to function in a team environment;
  • an ability to multi-task while remaining attentive to detail.

Compensation

Unpaid, lunch provided.

Application

Please send a letter of interest and resume before March 7, 2014, to: internships@opensocietyfoundations.org. Include the internship code in subject line: OOP-Intern.

Read more in the official call.

3/31/2014 deadline for paid Summer Internship at Thomson Reuters

Journalism students or recent graduates can apply for a paid internship.

Thomson Reuters is seeking summer interns for its London, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Beijing locations.

These internships are a crash course in hands-on business, political and general news reporting. Every intern will report to a senior editor and be assigned a journalist mentor to provide advice and guidance. They are expected to write regularly and deliver in-depth stories during their assignment.

Interns will receive several days of formal training before they start work, focused on writing skills, journalism ethics and basic financial knowledge. They may also be able to take advantage of other, regularly scheduled training opportunities during the summer, depending on where they’re based.

Twelve interns will be selected to train, six each in Europe and in Asia. London internship sessions are six weeks long, and Asia internships last eight weeks.

Fluency in English is required.

The deadline to apply is March 31.

For more information, click here.

Novruz – International Youth Festival 2014, Azerbaijan

Deadline: 2 March 2014
Open to: people aged 18-35
Venue: 19-25 March 2014, Baku, Azerbaijan

Description

Dear all,

We are happy to announce that the applications for the Novruz – International Youth Festival 2014 are open! The event will take place from March 19th until March 25th 2014 (March 19th will be arrival day and March 25th will be departure day). Novruz is the most favorable Holiday in Azerbaijan which is dedicated to the early spring. INFA (Novruz – International Youth Festival in Azerbaijan) is the annual celebration of Novruz with the 25 guests from all around the world. And now this is Your chance to enjoy this holiday with us.
This project will give you a unique chance to experience different parts of NOVRUZ holiday, such as jumping over bonfires and running through the streets, banging on pots and pans with spoons and knocking on doors with your hats and bags to ask for little presents (sweets and candies) and tasting national cookeries, such as shekerbura, pakhlava, goghal that you have never had before! Another essential part of this festival is a chance to visit the capital of Azerbaijan Baku – the city of centuries.

Working language is English.

Eligibility

This event aims to bring together 25 motivated participants between the age of 18-35 who are interested in culture and ancient traditions.

Costs

Participation fee: 50 euro.

These costs will be covered:
• Accommodation and food throughout the whole week
• Local transportation
• Travel cost will be reimbursed 50% up to 500 euro ( after giving original invoice and boarding pass)

Application

The deadline for applications is 2 March 2014.

Click here   to download the application form. Interested candidates must send it to novruzfestival2014@gmail.comcompletely filled in before the final deadline.

Note on visas:If yes you do not need any visa documents we will send you special documents from Azerbaijan Migration Agency and you will get the visa at Haydar Aliyev International Airport.Therefore provide us

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via e-maili:novruzfestival2014@gmail.com

Looking forward to seeing you in Baku!Best regards,

Contacts:

  • (+99450) 717 06 11
  • (+99455) 4974169
  • +99412 4921543