May 1st deadline for APIAVote Summer Internships

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The APIAVote Internship Program strives to encourage and cultivate young AAPI student leaders to explore a career in the public sector or the political arena. This internship program will also provide hands on experience and training on how to organize and implement voter activities to increase the participation of AAPIs in the electoral process. For the Summer of 2015, we are offering paid and unpaid internships.

The internship program is tailored per organizational needs and intern skills. Interns may work on any of the following areas: Communications/Technology (new media and traditional), Graphic Design, Field (working with APIAVote partners to mobilize for elections), Research and Policy (research and advocate for policy recommendations), Training (Norman Y. Mineta Leadership Training Institute), or Youth (engaging and organizing our youth coalitions).

LOCATION: Washington, D.C.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MAY 1, 2015

CLICK HERE to read more about the requirements, qualifications and application process

Creative CityMaking Internship for College Students in MN, USA

Creative CityMaking Internship

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We are seeking a well organized, communicative, and creative person to assist in efforts around Creative CityMaking, a multi-year, arts-based innovation initiative within Minneapolis City government designed to advance City priorities through in-depth collaborations between City departments and highly skilled community artists. The aim of the program is to deepen the understanding of how arts-based engagement approaches can strengthen connections between City government and the communities the City serves.

This is an opportunity for a rising leader to build professional skills while forwarding a dynamic network of innovative, cross-sector leaders and collaborations addressing the social justice issues through the arts. The ideal candidate must be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment, and be a proactive, resourceful, efficient and adaptive contributor to the work. Intermedia Arts is committed to maintaining a diverse workforce and strongly encourages people of color to apply.

Please forward this opportunity along to anyone you know who might be interested or apply yourself! 

TIME REQUIRED: Flexible/Part Time (up to 30 hours/month)

START DATE: March 2015 (immediate start date)

END DATE: September 2015 with the potential to extend into 2016

STATUS: Paid Stipend  $100/month
DEADLINE: Open until filled

Please check out the FULL INTERNSHIP APPLICATION for full information and application details!

 

Asian American Journalists Association in USA

AAJA Scholarships, Internships and Grants 

  • The CIC/Anna Chennault Scholarship: $5,000 available to support current college students or high school seniors passionate about journalism. The recipient will also receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the 2015 AAJA National Convention in San Francisco, CA August 12 – 15. The deadline to apply is May 3, 2015.
  • Stanford Chen Internship Grant: $1,750 available to support current juniors, seniors and graduate students who have secured a summer journalism internship. The deadline to apply is April 12, 2015.
  • Broadcast News Internship Grants: Two grants offered to support students or recent graduates that have secured a summer broadcasting internship. The deadline to apply is April 19, 2015.
  • Print and Online News Internship Grant: $1,000 available to support students or recent graduates who have secured a summer print or online news internship. The deadline to apply is April 19, 2015.

Kamran Djam Scholarships for UK/EU and Overseas Students at SOAS in UK

Deadline: 1 May 2015
Open to: Undergraduate, Masters, MPhil/PhD Students from UK/EU and Overseas in the field of Persian Language, Persian Literature, Iranian History
Scholarship:  max. of £13,000 each year

Description

Thanks to the generosity of the Fereydoun Djam Charitable Trust there are a number of Kamran Djam scholarships available for UK/EU and Overseas fee-paying SOAS students, providing a contribution towards fees of up to a maximum of £13,000 each year for the duration of the award. The MPhil/PhD scholarship is paid for 3 years.  The MA is paid for one year (or two years if part-time). The Undergraduate scholarship is paid for one year.

Eligibility Programmes

  • SOAS undergraduates entering their final year in 2015/16, studying BA Persian.
  • SOAS undergraduates entering their final year in 2015/16, studying BA Persian and another subject.
  • Full-time or part-time MA Iranian Studies starting in 2015/16.
  • Full-time MPhil PhD (new admissions only, starting in September 2015) in the following subject areas: Persian Language, Persian Literature, Iranian History starting in 2015/16.

Candidate Criteria

  • Applicants for the BA scholarships must expect to be awarded a first class Honours Degree. Applicants who expect an upper second class degree may also apply, but will not be given preference.
  • Applicants for the MA Scholarships must possess or expect to be awarded a First Class Honours Degree or equivalent. Applicants with a non UK masters degree must be in the top rank as evidenced by references and transcripts. Applicants with a 2.1 may also apply but will not be given preference.
  • Applicants for the MPhil/PhD scholarships must possess or expect to be awarded a masters degree with a mark of Distinction from a UK university. Applicants with a non UK masters degree must be in the top rank as evidenced by references and transcripts.  Applicants with a mark of merit may also apply but will not be given preference.
  • The scholarship is open to UK/EU and overseas fee-paying full time students.
  • In order to be considered for the MPhil/PhD & MA scholarships, applicants must have an offer of admission to a Research programme or to the MA Iranian Studies at SOAS by the scholarship application deadline.
  • Applicants must meet the English language condition of their offer of admission to study at SOAS as soon as possible but no later than 1 June 2015.  If your offer is conditional on English, please arrange your English test and ensure you meet the English requirements as soon as possible.

Candidate Assessment

  • Candidates will be assessed on academic merit by a Selection Panel consisting of three academic members.
  • The assessment will be based on the information in your application.  Selectors will be looking at degree results, academic references, statement of intent and full research proposal (for MPhil/PhD applicants), and other relevant information.

Application

  • Scholarship applications must be received no later than 17.00 (UK local time) on 1 May 2015.
  • In order to be considered for the MPhil/PhD & MA scholarships, you must ALSO submit a complete online application to your programme as soon as possible and then submit an application for the scholarship. Applicants applying for scholarships must also submit an application for admission well in advance.  Please note that complete applications for admission can take up to 4 weeks to be considered by the Department, although this duration can vary depending on the time of year.  You should prepare to wait up to 6 weeks in busy periods.
  • Late or incomplete applications will not be considered

Applicants should follow the following steps:

STEP 1:  Applicants must apply for this scholarship via the on-line scholarship application form. 

Applicants for the BA scholarships only:  In addition to the on-line scholarship application form, you will also need two references.  Please send the reference form to each of your referees together with a copy of your completed scholarship application form.  The reference form may be downloaded from the box at the top right of this page.

STEP 2: In addition to the online scholarship application, applicants for the MPhil/PhD and MA scholarships only must submit a COMPLETE on-line application for admission.

A complete application for admission includes transcripts, an explanation of the grading system for any degrees obtained outside of the UK, two references, CV and a personal statement. In addition to this, MPhil/PHD applicants must submit research proposal. The panel will be considering your scholarship application TOGETHER with with your online application for admission.  Please note that complete applications for admission can take up to 4 weeks to be considered by the Department, although this duration can vary depending on the time of year.  You should be prepared to wait up to 6 weeks in busy periods.

For enquiries, please contact:

Scholarships Officer
Registry
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
London
WC1H 0XG
United Kingdom

Email: scholarships@soas.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7074 5091/ 5094

For further information please visit the official website.

The VGIK International Summer School 2015

Deadline:  10 May 2015
Open to: Students in film direction, cinematography, animation, multimedia and computer graphics
Venue:  06 – 26 July  2015, Kirov, Russia (a documentary session); ( an animation session in Moscow.)

Description

Russian State University of Cinematography named after S. A. Gerasimov is calling international students to take part in the 7th VGIK International Summer School The program of the VGIK International Summer School consists of two sections:

  • Documentary section takes place in Kirov, an old Russian city, well-known for its history, architecture, sceneries, and its cultural heritage.
  • Animation section will be held at VGIK Animation & Multimedia Department film studios in Moscow.

At the VGIK International Summer School you get engaged in various shooting-oriented workshops, tutorials, and trainings carried out by widely recognized European and Russian filmmakers.

The school program includes shooting-oriented workshops, tutorials and trainings carried out by prominent European and Russian filmmakers. The working language of the school is English.

Eligibility

If you are a student of Film Direction, Cinematography, Animation & Multimedia, or Computer Graphics Department, you are welcome to the VGIK International Summer School!

Costs

The organizers will provide accommodations, meals and local transportation, as well as the necessary equipment during filming sessions for selected participants. The VGIK International Summer School will not be held responsible for covering your travel expenses: air tickets, Russian visa, and medical insurance. The Russian visa may be issued only by the Russian consulate in your city or country. Please, take this information into consideration before applying.

Terms & Conditions:

  • the participants-to-be are to send a trailer of a film, they have been working on during their studies at a film school, academy, or university or links to your works
  • the submitted trailer is to be approved by the pre-selection committee and the art director of the school
  • once your film has been shortlisted, the VGIK International Summer School covers all your accommodation & meal expenses, along with public transportation and production costs and provides the participants with all necessary equipment during filming
  • the International Summer School is a perfect opportunity to meet renowned European and Russian filmmakers
  • the International Summer School arranges a tour around the city (in English) for its participants
  • the participants of the school are given a chance to win its prize and get the copyrights on the shoot-to-be video
  • the working language of the school is English

Application

Feel like being a part of the VGIK International Summer School?

Feel free to apply by May 10, 2015! All you need to send is:

  • completed Application form
  • one photograph
  • letter of recommendation from a school or master
  • trailer of a film, shot in the course of your studies at a film school, academy, or university (subtitled in English), or a link to the video
  • synopsis or your reflections on the subject corresponding with the summer school slogan, that will underlie your documentary and animation films to be shot at the VGIK International Summer School

Once your trailer is selected, you should comply with Rules and Regulations for the participants.

To send your submissions or get any further information about the 7th VGIK International Summer School, please, contact us via foreign_vgik@mail.ru, the subject line of the e-mail   should include “VGIK International Summer School, Edu-Active.com”.

 

2015 MacArthur Documentary Fund Opens April 1

MacArthur Documentary Fund Opens April 1

The MacArthur Foundation 2015 Documentary Fund will open April 1. The Fund seeks to support feature documentary films and interactive digital documentaries that combine engaging storytelling with in-depth journalism. Proposals will be accepted through September 1, 2015.

Applicants are invited to submit a project proposal anytime between April 1 and September 1, 2015. All applicants will be notified of their status within 6-8 weeks of submission. Grants will be made on a rolling basis as qualified proposals are selected for funding. Consistent with previous years, the Foundation expects to fund no more than 20 projects this year.

”Our Future is on the Table!” Photo Contest 2015

Deadline: 10 April 2015
Open to: Anyone between the ages of 15 and 25 years old
Prizes: Free trip to Brussels in order to attend European Development Days on 3 and 4 June 2015

Description

Would you like the chance to share your vision of our future with world leaders in Brussels? The six talented finalists of the EDD15 Photo Contest will be invited to attend Europe’s largest development forum, European Development Days 2015 on 3 & 4 June where their photos will be exhibited and they will have the opportunity to meet key actors in development and share their ideas for our future!.

Each year, the production of food contributes to various strains on the environment, including water shortages, deforestation, loss of biodiversity and pollution. Small farmers are losing their lands and livelihoods to large-scale farming, and soaring food prices in recent years have posed additional threats to food security. Currently, there are still 870 million people who do not have access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food. Last but not least, food plays a central role in family, social and religious life, shaping people’s identity and culture. What is your vision of how food will affect our future? This year, the European Development Days invites you to have your say on these pressing issues. By participating in the OUR FUTURE IS ON THE TABLE Photo Contest, you can show Europe how what we eat affects the world we live in with an original photo and caption. One winning photo per continent will be selected and the six finalists will get to share their thoughts with leaders from around the world at the 2015 edition of European Development Days in Brussels. Good Luck!

Eligibility

To enter this contest you must be between the ages of 15 and 25 at the time of entry. Entrants from all countries and territories are welcome to participate in the competition. All photo entries must be submitted with captions and texts in one of the 5 official contest languages: English, French, German, Portuguese or Spanish. You must supply full details as required by the registration form, and comply with all rules to be eligible for the prize(s). No responsibility is accepted for ineligible entries or entries made fraudulently.

Prizes

There will be six (6) finalists, one finalist from each continent. The prize to be awarded to each finalist is a trip to Brussels in order to attend European Development Days on 3 and 4 June 2015 (accommodation, travel and a stipend for incidentals will be covered). For finalists under the age of 18, arrangements (including accommodation, travel and a stipend for incidentals) will be made for an accompanying parent or guardian. Finalists based outside the European Union who will require a visa to travel to Brussels are responsible for securing their own visas and should begin this process immediately after having been notified that they have won. The European Commission will assist by providing the necessary documents for the visa application.

EDD15 Winner

For the winner of the EDD15 vote during the conference, the prize to be awarded is a trip to the World Expo in Milan in October 2015 (accommodation, travel and a stipend for incidentals will be covered). If the winner is under the age of 18, arrangements (including accommodation, travel and a stipend for incidentals) will be made for an accompanying parent or guardian. If the winner is based outside the European Union and requires a visa to travel to Milan, they will be responsible for securing their own visa. The European Commission will assist by providing the necessary documents for the visa application. By submitting your photo entry, you agree to take part in any contest publicity if asked to do so. The prize may only be taken as stated and cannot be changed. There will be no prize substitutions. No prize or any portion thereof is transferable or redeemable for cash.

How to apply?

Upload your original photo and caption onto our Facebook page through Woobox. Each photo should be accompanied with a short caption up to 140 characters, as well as a short story up to 1,500 characters explaining your shot. There will be six final winners: one per continent. The winners will be selected through online votes and an independent EDD jury. If you take one of the six winning photos, you will get to participate in the EDD15 and share their thoughts with leaders from around the world in Brussels. Are you up for the challenge?

Read our rules and regulations and click here to submit photos.

For more information please visit the official website.