Hurford Youth Fellows Program in Washington, DC

Deadline: 27 April 2015
Open to: youth leaders from around the world, up to the age of 30, with a demonstrated interest in the advancement of democracy
Fellowship: A monthly cost of living stipend and round-trip airfare will be provided for selected candidates


The World Youth Movement for Democracy and the International Forum for Democratic Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) are inviting you to apply for the Hurford Youth Fellows Program in Washington, DC. Youth leaders from around the world will be considered for three positions throughout the year. For a period of four months, each fellow will have the opportunity to build his or her leadership and organizational skills and benefit from and contribute to the development of the World Youth Movement.

Central to each fellowship will be an assignment to develop online discussion platforms that would generate active engagement of World Youth Movement members.  Each fellow will organize and lead a series of online discussions and information sharing on a key democracy issue that the fellow, in consultation with the Secretariat and Leadership Board, would identify. Youth Movement Fellows will identify, compile, present, and creatively share discussion materials and results.


Applicants interested in the Hurford Youth Fellows Program must be no older than 30 years of age. They must demonstrate strong interest in democratic activism and in the advancement of democracy in their respective communities, as well as worldwide. Youth affiliated with civil society organizations are especially encouraged to apply.


A monthly cost of living stipend and round-trip airfare will be provided for the selected candidates by the program. The candidates should have a basic health insurance coverage settled for their stay in the USA, for the full period of their stay.

How to Apply?

All application materials must be submitted by 27 April 2015

If you prefer to email your application, please download the application form here and send it to

SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION: Applicants are asked to submit the following:

  • Applicant Form;
  • C.V./Resume;
  • Two Letters of Recommendation

All application materials should be uploaded to the online application or sent via email to

PREPARING YOUR APPLICATION MATERIALS: The Applicant Form has four sections: (1) Personal Information; (2) Project Proposal; (3) Curriculum Vitae/Résumé; and (4) Letters of Recommendation. Each applicant must complete the entire FORM. Please note that incomplete application forms will not be reviewed.

For further information please check out the official webpage.


iPhone Photography Competition 2015

Deadline: 31 March 2015
Open to: All Photographers worldwide
Prizes: Top three photographers will receive an upcoming Apple product


The iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS) is the first and longest-running competition recognizing iPhone photography.

All images must be taken with an iPhone, iPod or iPad. The photos should not be altered in Photoshop or any desktop image processing program, but the use of iPhone apps is allowed.


The contest is open for all photographers worldwide


Top three photographers will receive an upcoming Apple product and runners-up from each of the 19 categories will be awarded with gold bars. The work of the first, second and third place winners in each category will be publicized on IPPAWARDS online gallery.

How to apply?

Entry fees range from US$3.50 for one photo to US$57.50 for 25 photos. Submit entries by March 31.

For more information, click here.


How does it work?

  • Students must be between the age of 6 and 18 as of March 15, 2015 and not yet a high school graduate.
  • The student’s volunteer actions should be described in detail on the nomination.
  • Volunteer efforts must have occurred in the last year.
  • Winners will be chosen based on the benefits and outcomes of their volunteer service.
  • Nominators must be 21 or older.

What can they win?

  • Local winners will each receive a $50 Kohl’s Gift Card.
  • Regional winners will receive a $1,000 scholarship for higher education.
  • National winners will each receive a $10,000 scholarship, plus Kohl’s will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit of the student’s choice

Deadline to submit nominations: March 13, 2015

What you will need to complete your nomination

Please ensure you have all of the following information available prior to beginning the nomination. This will save time and may allow you to complete the nomination in one sitting.

Student Information, including:

  • Full name
  • Full mailing address
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Birthdate (month, day, year)
  • Expected high school graduation month and year
  • Name, city, and state of current school
  • Student age group (6-12 or 13-18) as of March 15, 2015
  • Parent/guardian’s full name, phone, and email address
  • Is the student a legal U.S. resident?

Student Volunteer Activity Information, including:

  • Benefiting organization, if any
  • Was this an existing activity, or was it developed by the student?
  • Number of hours the student personally and actively invested in this activity
  • Did the student personally recruit and/or supervise others who served as volunteers in this activity? If yes, number of volunteers recruited/supervised and their total service hours.
  • Type of activity (be detailed)
  • Results of activity (total amount of dollars raised; dollar value of items collected; number of items collected, packages assembled, etc.)
  • Number of people who directly benefited from student’s involvement in activity

Other volunteer service information, including:

  • Total number of student’s service hours during the past 12 months
  • Volunteer activities the student has been involved with during the past 12 months

Tips for using the nomination website

  • All required information must be complete and entered in the format described in order to submit your nomination.
  • Utilize the Nomination Menu, Information Links and/or the Save and Continue buttons within the website.
    • Using your browsers back button may cause you to be logged out of the system and lose your information.
  • Ensure you are saving your work as often as possible to avoid losing your information.
  • Use proper punctuation and standard capitalization (Jill Smith, 10 MainStreet, New York, NY) when entering data.
  • Be as detailed as possible when completing the form. Gather all information required, prior to beginning.
  • An asterisk (*) indicates required information.

Steps to complete the nomination

  1. Complete all nominator information.
  2. Complete student nomination data.
  3. Certify that all submitted information is correct.
  4. Review your data.
    • Carefully review your entire nomination before submission. Once the nomination is submitted, you may access the nomination to view or print only; no further additions or changes may be made. You will have opportunities to print a hard copy of your nomination to retain for your records at the Review Nomination step. (Do notsend a printed copy to Scholarship America.)
  5. Submit your nomination. You will receive confirmation of your submission via email. Included in the email will be the nomination ID# to save for future reference, and a link to a printable certificate to personalize if you’d like to recognize or congratulate your student for their volunteer activites.

If you have questions or issues while completing the nomination, please

SEALNet’s Youth Leadership Summit 2015

Deadline:  21 March 2015
Open to: students between the ages of 17 and 22 years old
Venue: 14 – 24 June 2015Hanoi, Vietnam


In 2013, SEALNet developed the inaugural Youth Leadership Summit (YLS)  in Singapore and provided valuable experiences and platforms for 18 participants to learn about the regional collaboration. Among those participants, 8 of them became project leaders of SEALNet Service Leadership Projects in 2014. Now, SEALNet Youth Leadership Summit 2015 seeks to continue the success of YLS13 and bring the youths of Southeast Asia together for a 10-day-long Leadership Summit, in which they can share their works, widen their perspectives, and grow as potential leaders along with their friends.

The central theme of the YLS15 is Empowerment and Friendship. We realized that in order to create a strong network of young leaders in the future, they need to develop genuine bond first. The stronger the friendship is, the stabler the network becomes. In order to foster friendship, we will create a safe space where participants will continue to explore and understand themselves first, and then share and learn from one another. It is the process of being empowered and empowering, being inspired and inspiring. We believe that Empowerment and Friendship is the powerful foundation for a strong network of future leaders who will collaborate and foster social changes.

The Summit 2015 will be a ten-day story that reinforces the central theme. The ten days will not only revolve around the three main goals: Self-development, Vision of Southeast Asia, and Project Management Skills; participants and organizers will connect these three pillars to create a story of the Summit and our journey as SEALNutters together.


Students from 17-22 years old who strongly believe in SEALNet mission. We also highly encourage past SEALNet’s project participants to apply to reconnect with our network. (We will also consider those who are not age-wise eligible on an exceptional basis).


The summit’s on-site expenses are free, and will be covered by SEALNet. However, participants must cover their own travel expenses to and back from Hanoi, Vietnam and any additional expenses of their own during the time of the summit. In addition, each participant is suggested to be responsible for fundraising $200 USD prior to coming to the summit. Please note that this fundraising contribution is NOT a mandatory fee to attend the summit. Also, financial aid for flight tickets to attend Summit is available on a case-by-case basis. In case of any extenuating financial circumstance, please do not hesitate to contact us at yls15[at] for more information.


Application opens on February 28 and closes at 11:59 pm EST, March 21. Please note that the Youth Leadership Summit application is separate from the two-week long Service Leadership Projects of SEALNet.

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, check the FAQ section or write to:

The official web-page.

Bucharest Summer University 2015

Deadline:  12 June 2015 for full scholarship application. 26 June 2015 for standard and partial scholarship application.
Open to: students from all over the world
Venue: 9-23 August 2015, Bucharest, Romania


Bucharest Summer University is the official international summer school organized by the Bucharest University of Economic Studies that tackles mainly with economic problems (subjects and themes belonging to other fields and disciplines may also be approached) and its main purpose is to promote academic values common among students from around world. The participants of Bucharest Summer University are students currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program, a master’s degree program or a PhD degree program from both Romania and all over the world. Upon successfully completing the two weeks of lectures, seminars, workshops and debates held and moderated by professors and national and international specialists, along with the final examination, the participants may obtain 5 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System).

The cultural and academic international event approaches in the 11th edition the theme ‘Entrepreneurship and agribusiness intentions in the global economy’. The 2015 edition will take course throughout two weeks, between the 9th and the 23rd of August 2015, and it will be organized by the Bucharest University of Economic Studies and the Bucharest University of Economic Studies Students’ Union, through the Students’ Senate, in partnership with Bucharest University of Economic Studies Alumni Association, with the scientific mentorship of the Faculty of Agrifood and Environmental Economics.


Students around the world can apply


–  If you want to be considered for a Full Scholarship* you have to write an essay (1200 words in a Word document, written with Times New Roman, Size 12, Spacing 1,5) until the 12th of June on the following topic: Planning the entrepreneurial venture in agribusiness. 

Guidelines – Your essay may refer to the following points:

  • The main field of business;
  • Innovative characteristics of the field;
  • Recognizing opportunities;
  • Defining a business concept;
  • Product – service planning;
  • Management and organization planning;
  • Market analysis;
  • Financial planning;

–  If you want to apply for Partial Payment Application (290 euros)* then you have to add to your CV, Application Form, your letter of motivation and send them to us at until the 26th of June

–  For a Total Payment Application (590 euros)* you have to add to your CV, Application Form and send them to us at until the 26th of June.

*None of the payment methods include transportation costs!​


What do you have to do to apply? It’s really simple:

If you have any questions,  write to:

The official web-page.


Be an Intern in the German Bundestag!

Deadline: 30 June 2015
Open to: young people under 30 from Egypt, Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Estonia, France, Georgia, Greece, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Croatia, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Morocco, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Palestinian Territories, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Syria, Czech Republic, Turkey, Tunisia, Ukraine, Hungary, USA, Cyprus
Remuneration: 450 euros per month, free accommodation, insurance and travel expenses covered


The German Bundestag invites you, in cooperation with the Freie Universität Berlin,Humboldt-Universität Berlin, and Technische Universität Berlin, to apply for an International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS) to spend five months in Berlin. The German Bundestag, the German Parliament, offers young people the opportunity to get to know the German parliamentary system and political decision-making processes and to gain practical experience of parliamentary work during 5 months work placement with a Member of the Bundestag. The participants are introduced to the wide variety of tasks carried out in a Member’s office, for example, they may find themselves drafting speeches, articles and letters or doing preparatory work for plenary sittings.

The internship will take place from 1 March – 31 July 2016.


Candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • University degree;
  • Very good knowledge of German (level B2);
  • Under the age of 30 at the start of the scholarship;
  • Career goal: to work in the public sector in the home country (media, political parties, associations, government service, etc.);
  • Be from one of the eligible countries: Egypt, Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Estonia, France, Georgia, Greece, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Croatia, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Morocco, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Palestinian Territories, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Syria, Czech Republic, Turkey, Tunisia, Ukraine, Hungary, USA and Cyprus.


  • 450 euros per month;
  • Free accommodation;
  • Insurance;
  • Covered travel expenses.


The application procedure  is different for each country. You can find your the specific information for your country here (in German).

For further information please visit official website (in German).

“Migrants, Human Rights and Democracy” Summer School in Italy

Deadline:  30 April 2015
Open to: students and young professionals in the fields of migrations, mobilities and refugees.
Venue: 29 June – 3 July 2015, Favignana (Trapani, Italy)


The 9th edition of the International Summer School in Migration, Human Rights and Democracy, organized by the University of Palermo, focuses the issues of “separated children” and migrant children. We are inviting advanced Master and PhD students, academics, free scholars as well as civil society activists to present and discuss applied research, empirical studies and theoretical papers (in Italian and/or English), from a sociological, anthropological, psychological perspective, on one of the topics including, but not limited to:

  • The role of cultural mediators dealing with irregular migrant children (unaccompanied children, asylum seeking children, children with families/children accompanied).
  • Reception practices in the psychological, social and educational scope.
  • Social and labour market inclusion projects.
  • Separated children taking charge modalities and  psychophysical well-being.
  • Separated children and criminal activity/deviance.
  • Separated children in Italy, second-generation migrants and citizenship.
  • Separated children victims of trafficking and human smuggling, exploitation (forced labor/begging, sexual abuse).
  • Mobilities.
  • Forms and practices of ethnic identity in host society.

Your participation will be rewarded with a certificate. The Summer School is a 6 ECTS programme.


  • € 150 – Summer School + material + lunch and publication with ISBN code.

Summer School participants have the opportunity to book accommodation at special rates

at Grand Hotel Florio**** (  or at Punta Longa Residence**** (

  • Single ensuite room: € 40
  • Twin ensuite room: € 40 per person

Submission Guidelines

Abstract for papers should be no more than 500 words, and it should be sent (in doc/pdf format) by 30 April 2015 to the scientific coordinator ( Selected authors will be notified until 5 May 2015 and have to send the receipt until 15 May 2015.

The full paper (between 6000-7000 words with the ‘Chicago B’ style citation) are expected to be received by 15 June 2015.

  • Selected papers will be published in a collected volume with Aracne publisher (Rome, Italy) and on Migration Studiesreview. 

If you have any questions,   write to:  Elisabetta Di Giovanni, via  email:

The official web-page.