2015 Global Change Leaders Program for Women in Canada!

Deadline:  9 January 2015
Open to: women in developing countries who have demonstrated leadership in a development sector
Venue: July 20 – December 6, 2015, in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada


The Global Change Leaders Program is a seven-week education program offered by Coady Institute’s International Centre for Women’s Leadership.  This program enables women from developing countries to strengthen their leadership capacities in order to contribute to innovation and change in their organizations and communities.  Program participants engage in learning grounded in real world experiences and focused on Coady’s core thematic areas.  Through a shared learning environment with other emerging women leaders from around the world, participants are exposed to a range of experiences and the beginnings of a potentially lifelong network of support.

In operation since 2011, the Global Change Leaders program provides successful candidates with a full scholarship that includes tuition, travel, accommodations, and meals. Program participants also benefit from the guidance and mentorship of accomplished women leaders from around the world. The program is led by a core team of Coady International Institute staff and supported by other Coady faculty and associates.


This program is targeted to emerging women leaders from developing countries who are working on development issues.  These are women who:

  • Possess a minimum of four years of demonstrated leadership experience in a social or economic development endeavour in sectors such as livelihoods or inclusive economic development, food security, environment, access to education and health care, governance, and the rights of girls and women;
  • Have great drive and passion for their work, demonstrated through their outstanding contributions in their organizations and communities;
  • Are practitioners in civil society organizations including community based organizations and not for profits, or active in public or private institutions, donor/philanthropic agencies, social movements or in a social enterprise/business;
  • Hold a university degree or a combination of post-secondary education and experience; and
  • Have strong oral and written English language competencies.


  • The Global Change Leaders Program provides successful candidates with a full scholarship that includes tuition, travel, accommmodations and meals
  • Program participants also benefit from the guidance and mentorship of accomplished women leaders from around the world


The deadline for application submissions for the 2015 program is January 9, 2015. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by February 28, 2015 for a Skype interview. A final decision on the 2015 cohort will be made by the end of March to allow time for visas to Canada to be acquired by the participants.

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, check the FAQ section

The official web-page.


Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies Summer Internship



Summer interns at the Tri-Caucus Network Training and Luncheon

The APAICS summer Internship Program is an eight-week program that provides select undergraduate students the opportunity to work in Washington, DC., and experience American politics and public policy.  To learn more please visit http://apaics.org/programs/summer-internships/

Program Overview

The APAICS Summer Internship Program is an eight-week program that provides select undergraduate students the opportunity to work in Washington. DC., and experience American politics and public policy. APAICS Interns are placed in U.S. Congressional offices, federal agencies, or partner Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) non-profit organizations. The program develops leadership and professional skills, encourages political and civic engagement, and fosters a strong interest in public service careers.

All interns are required to participate in APAICS orientation and training programs, complete weekly journals, and submit a program evaluation at the end of the internship. A schedule of internship activities will be provided upon arrival to Washington, D.C.

APAICS Summer Internship Program provides a $2,000 stipend and a round-trip flight within the continental U.S. sponsored by Southwest Airlines (limited additional support is made available on a case by case basis).

Period: Eight week summer internship beginning first week of June
Location: Washington, DC
Benefits: Stipend and complimentary round trip flight (sponsored by Southwest Airlines)
Placement: To be determined based on interest and availability. Previous placements include:

  • The White House
  • Office of Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Office of Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-5)
  • Office of Congressman Al Green (TX-9)
  • Office of Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-32)
  • Office of Congressman Eni Faleomavaega (AS)
  • U.S. Senate Sergeant at Arms
  • U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • U.S. District Supreme Court
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • U.S. Small Business Administration


To be eligible for the APAICS Summer Internship program, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Interest in government, public policy, and Asian American and Pacific Islander community empowerment
  • Evidence of leadership abilities and excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Current enrollment in an accredited undergraduate educational institution. Recent graduates are also welcome to apply.
  • U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency by June 1 (of internship summer).
  • Be 18 years of age by June 1 (of internship summer).


Click here to apply: (http://goo.gl/forms/Ux99fcrgu8)


For inquiries about the program or application, please contact Amy Watanabe, Program Director, at internship@apaics.org or 202-296-9200.

Explore the APAICS Summer Internship Experience

See the APAICS Summer Internship Experience by visiting the APAICS Facebook photo albums.

Summer Interns with CAPAC Chair Rep. Judy Chu and CAPAC Vice-Chair Rep. Madeleine Bordallo

APAICS Summer Interns with APAICS Founder Secretary Norman Y. Mineta

Read the personal experiences of the summer interns on our blog

2010 Summer Interns with Senator Akaka

APAICS Summer Interns with Senator Akaka

Scholarships: Boletín de Prensa IME-Becas // Press Release IME-Becas Fellowship Program

Please find attached the Press Release on the IME-Becas Fellowship Program. The Institute of Mexicans  Abroad (IME) through the Consulate of Mexico in Saint Paul will present on November 20th $103,200 in scholarship grants for Mexican or Mexican-American students in Minnesota. The eleven beneficiary institutions that will receive the award have pledged complementary funds that will increase the impact of the Program to more than $250,000 in scholarship grants that will be made available to 180 students for the 2014-2015 school cycle.


Please contact me should you have any query.





Mónica Cruz

Asuntos Comunitarios

Community Affairs


Consulado de México en Saint Paul

797 E 7th Street

Saint Paul, MN  55106

T 651.771.5494 x17

F 651.772.4419


Scholarship Competition | Challenge Your Perspectives 2015

Deadline: 30 November 2014
Open to: students currently enrolled in bachelor’s program at a U.S. university or holding a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. university
Award: Full tuition fee waiver worth approx. 40,000 USD +A summer job offered by Volvo Group in 2016 in Gothenburg, Sweden.


A master’s program at Chalmers University of Technology offers you the unique opportunity to turn theory into practice, challenge your perspectives, and acquire the innovation skills that make a competitive difference. It also provides you with close industry connections that give you a head-start when entering the workforce!

The competition CHALLENGE YOUR PERSPECTIVES is your chance to show that you have the engineering and business skills to join the department of TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS at CHALMERS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY.


The competition is open to those who meet either of the following criteria:

  • U.S. citizen or legal U.S. resident currently enrolled at a university, or recent bachelor’s graduate
  • International student currently enrolled in bachelor’s program at a U.S. university or holding a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. university

Swedish citizens are not eligible to participate in the competition, nor are non-Swedish students currently enrolled at Chalmers University eligible for participation.

In order to be eligible to claim the prize (a full tuition fee waiver), the winner needs to fulfill the enrollment requirements of Chalmers University of Technology and the specific requirements for each master’s program. The winner must be accepted into one of the four master’s programs at Chalmers’ Technology Management and Economics department, and the scholarship granted to the winning student is contingent upon his/her acceptance into their chosen program. The formal admission acceptance will be provided by University Admissions in March 2015.
NOTE: Winning the competition does not mean that admission to a master’s program is automatically guaranteed.

Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree in engineering, science or architecture, or be in their last year of studies leading to this degree.
Note: Students interested in the program in Entrepreneurship and Business Design may also apply with a bachelor’s degree in Business, Law or Design.


  • Full tuition fee waiver worth approx. 40,000 USD
  • A summer job offered by Volvo Group in 2016 in Gothenburg, Sweden.


  1. Read the competition instructions
  2. Complete the challenge no later than November 30, 2014
  3. If chosen as a finalist, apply to one of the four master’s programs
Sign up today and compete for a full tuition fee waiver for an English-language master’s program starting fall 2015!

If you have any questions, check the FAQ section or write to: challengeyourperspectives@studentcompetitions.com.

The official web-page.


Volunteer Abroad Program

Deadline:  31 October 2014
Open to: participants from Azerbaijan


Annually more than 100 students participate in exchange programs held by AIESEC Azerbaijan

As the upcoming Volunteer Abroad Program  – Global Citizen will happen during autumn and winter, it is an ideal opportunity for recent university graduates and extramural students.

The internship programs include interesting and colorful projects organized by a team of young people from all over the world. The duration of these internship programs is 6 weeks. The intented projects for fall and winter will be held in Turkey, Bulgaria, Crotia and Slovakia. 11 projects will be held in Turkey are already known. Among these projects are “Break Up The Barriers” project which aim to work with children and youth and “NGO Consult” project which description to help NGO’s improvement. Projects begining dates are December and January.


The internship program mainly covers the accomodation and food expences (1 to 3 times a day, depending on the project). Flight ticket and visa expences have to be covered by the participant.


You can download the online application form from www.aiesec.az


For more questions please contact rufat.dashdamirov@aiesec.net

Please mention your the university you have graduated from or currently studing at .


Deadline to apply: October 31th


Win a 12-day Photographic Experience in the Peru

Deadline: 24 November 2014
Open to: students and amateur photographers who want to build a career in travel photography
Prize: a 12-day trip to the Amazon with professional mentorship from Jason Edwards


World Nomads has opened application for its 2014 Travel Photography Scholarship competitiongiving one aspiring photographer the opportunity to accompany renowned wildlife and natural history photographer, Jason Edwards, on assignment in the Peruvian Amazon.

The winner of the scholarship will start his photographic journey in the ancient capital of the Inca Empire – Cusco – where he will explore the rich history and culture of the Andean Mountain landscapes with  “Explorandes”. From there he will travel into the heart of the Amazon basin to Madre de Dios, where he will explore one of the planet’s top biodiversity hotspots. The selected photographer will be in Peru from 6-19 April 2015 and he will observe and assist Jason Edwards, as well as undertake his own photographic work.


In order to be eligible you must:

  • Be a photography student or keen amateur/pro-amateur looking build a career in travel photography;
  • Be at least 18 years of age by the deadline, with a valid passport;
  • Be available for the dates of the trip (6-19 April 2015);
  • Be fit and healthy as moderate levels of physical work are involved;
  • Have a strong desire to be mentored and grow your photographic knowledge and skills, an ambition to forge a career in travel photography.


The prize for the winning photographer includes:

  • A 12-day bespoke trip to the Amazon with WWF Peru, Rainforest Expeditions and Explorandes;
  • Round-trip airfare to Cusco, Peru;
  • A 12-day professional mentorship from Jason Edwards;
  • Travel insurance for the duration of the trip.

The four runner’s up will receive a free 45-min portfolio review from Jason Edwards (valued at $800 AUD).


In order to enter the competition you must follow the next steps:

  • Shoot your photo story: a maximum of 5 images that must tell a story about a place you have visited.  Each of the 5 shots must have accompanying caption text (1-2 sentences) to help contextualise the shot.
  • Complete the application form after registering HERE;
  • Upload your photos: after you have filled in your application details, you will be directed to a page when you can upload your images and captions.

The deadline to apply is 24 November 2014.

For further information please visit the official website.


Women Peace Negotiator’s Training Program in Bangkok, Thailand

Deadline:  20 November 2014
Open to: female candidates
Venue: 7th-10th December 2014, Bangkok, Thailand


International Institute of Peace and Development Studies (IIPDS) in cooperation with Asian Resource Foundation (ARF) and Asian Muslim Action Network (AMAN), announces Women Peace Negotiator’s Training Program” in Bangkokscheduled on 7th -10th of December, 2014. The program is soliciting applications from potential female candidates interested in peace negotiations, lawyers, mediators, human rights activist, youth leaders and advocacy campaigners. and to those who are interested to develop and share their knowledge and skills in the related field.

Training Overview

The post-cold war era witnessed the shift in conflict patterns from inter to intra state conflicts with more diverse and complex characteristics ranging from socio-economic and political to ethno-religious conflicts. The rise of extremism and terrorism has been perceived as global threat. Regime change and transitions has politicized the use of violence. Hegemony and power domination are destabilizing regions and countries. Regardless of its nature, modern day’s conflict has witnessed destructive violence with human casualties. Today, nearly 90 percent of current war casualties are civilians, the majority of whom are women and children. Violence against women is greatly exacerbated in conflict zones. It is well said that “women are the hardest hit of the conflict”, as the victimization perpetuates lifetime. It shows the importance of women’s participation in shaping theirs as well as country’s future which often starts with peace negotiations.

Training Objectives
1. To offer a sharing and learning platform from the experience of peace negotiators and activist
2. To Provide participants deeper insights on peace negotiations through theoretical and practical sessions
3. To promote the equal participation and career development of women in peace negotiation through the enhancement of their negotiation skills
4. To establish a network of women peace activists and negotiators



This training program is designed for women. Hence, women representative from following fields and institutions can participate:

  1.  Negotiators, mediators, arbitrators and humanitarian workers
  2.  Government professionals working for peace
  3.  Human rights activists and civil society leaders
  4.  NGOs and INGOs (national and international staffs working on peace)
  5.  This course is also open for women specialists (civil, police, military) currently working or who are planning to work in complex humanitarian and peace operations



  •  Course Fee: 100 USD
  •  Organizers do not provide participants airfare and visa expenses. Successful participant are responsible for their travels and visa expenses
  •  Local transportation, accommodation and foods are covered by organizers during the course



Please e-mail duly filled application form and latest CV with passport size photo to peacestudies@arf-asia.org for registration. Application forms can be requested sending email to peacestudies@arf-asia.org or you can directly download from HERE
       Deadline of submission of Application: 20th November, 2014


Contact Person
Mr. Dirgha Raj Sigdel
Program Coordinator
International Institute of Peace and Development Studies
c/o ARF and AMAN

Email: dirgharaj@arf-asia.org or  peacestudies@arf-asia.org
Phone: +66-866275078

The official web-page.