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.


Fully Funded Türkiye Scholarships for International Students 2015

Deadline: 31 March 2015
Open to: International students (non-Turkish)
Scholarship: monthly stipend of (600 TL for undergraduate, 850 TL for master and 1200 TL for PhD ), full tuition fee; Turkish language course; accommodation; round-trip air ticket and health insurance


Applications for Türkiye Scholarships will start by February 25th. Applications for undergraduate, master and PhD programmes will received through the same application cycle.

The application to Türkiye Scholarships programmes is online and totally free process.

Candidates can apply only one scholarship programme in accordance with their educational background and academic goals.

Türkiye Scholarships include both scholarship and university placement at the same time. Applicants will be placed in a university and programme among their preferences specified in the online application form.

Most programmes in Turkish universities are instructed in Turkish. However, some departments and universities offer programmes in English or French. The candidates who want to study in these languages need to have an internationally recognized certificate to prove their language proficiency. Also, most of these foreign language programmes may ask international admission test scores such as GRE, GMAT etc. Candidates can check the language of instruction while selecting the programmes.

All Türkiye Scholarships winners who do not have C1 Level Certificate for Turkish Proficiency (including those who are placed into English or French-taught programmes) must attend 1-year Turkish Preparatory Course.

Art and Sport Scholarship Programmes, available for the first time this year, is specifically designed to encourage the skilled international students in the fields of art and sport to study at undergraduate, master or PhD (proficieny in art) degree levels in the prestigious Turkish universities with opportunities of Türkiye Scholarships. Applicants selected to be funded take one-year Turkish Language Course covered by scholarship. Subsequently, they have to receive an acceptance from the relevant faculties of Turkish universities. Applicants are expected to have documents (offical certificate, portfolio, etc.) to prove their success in the field they apply for.

To be eligible for Undergraduate Programmes, applicants must;

  • be a citizen of a country other than Turkey (Anyone holding or ever held Turkish citizenship before cannot apply),
  • not be a registered student in Turkish universities at the level of study they are applying,
  • be have graduated or are likely to graduate from a secondary education institution,
  • be under the age of 21 (no earlier than 01.01.1994),
  • have at least specified (% 90 for medical sciences, % 70 for other undergraduate programs) cumulative grade point average, diploma grade, national exam or international exam score,
  • be in good health

To be eligible for Postgraduate Programmes, applicants must;

  • be a citizen of a country other than Turkey (Anyone holding or ever held Turkish citizenship before cannot apply)
  • not be a registered student in Turkish universities at the level of study they are applying.
  • be a bachelor’s or master’s degree holder by 30th of July 2015 at the latest
  • be under the age of 30 for master’s programmes (no earlier than 01.01.1985)
  • be under the age of 35 for doctorate programmes (no earlier than 01.01.1980)
  • have at least 75 % cumulative grade point average or diploma grade over their maximum graduation grade or have at least 75 % success in any accepted national or international graduate admissions test.
  • be in good health

The Scholarship Covers:

  • Monthly stipend (600 TL for undergraduate, 850 TL for master and 1200 TL for PhD )
  • Full tuition fee
  • Free 1-year Turkish language course
  • Free accommodation
  • Round-trip air ticket
  • Health insurance

Required Documents

Undergraduate Level
  • Online application
  • A copy of a secondary school diploma or document indicating that the candidate is secondary school senior student,
  • A certified secondary school transcript (indicating courses taken and relevant grades of the candidate)
  • A copy of a valid ID card (passport, national ID, birth certificate etc.)
  • Passport photo

Postgraduate Level

  • Online application
  • A copy of a bachelor or master’s diploma or document indicating that the candidate is bachelor or master’s senior student
  • A certified bachelor and/or master’s transcript (indicating courses taken and relevant grades of the candidate)
  • A copy of a valid ID card (passport, national ID, birth certificate etc.)
  • Passport photo


  1. go to
  2. click the online application form,
  3. create an account by entering an e-mail and password,
  4. read the application guide,
  5. log in to the system and fill out the application form,
  6. upload the required documents,
  7. and finally finish the application.

If you have any questions, check the FAQ section

For more information please visit the official website HERE.


Global Minority Rights Summer School 2015

Deadline: 31 March 2015, 23:59 CET
Open to: civil servants, decision-makers, teachers, MA and PhD students, members of civil society organizations, practitioners and others who deal with or are interested in minority related issues
Venue:  19-25 July 2015, Budapest, Hungary


The Tom Lantos Institute (TLI) and the National University of Public Service (NUPS) in cooperation with the Middlesex University London (MU) and with the support of the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade are organising their third international Summer School on Minority Rights with a special focus on the impact of boundary politics on identity and inequality. It will take place from 19 to 25 July 2015 in Budapest, Hungary.

The Summer School aims to:

  • Understand and critically assess the relevant international law and related practice on ethnic conflict resolution;
  • Present and review existing practice on the management of border communities in different regions of Europe;
  • Understand and discuss the effectiveness of the international minority protection regime with a particular focus on identity politics and equality.

This Summer School is envisaged as a space for meeting and consulting with authoritative academics, practitioners, public servants and decision-makers, providing participants the opportunity to share their experiences and present their research projects for discussion.


  • Public servants, decision-makers, teachers in higher education and journalists with an interest in diversity management, equality policies, minority rights, ethnic conflict resolution, geopolitics, and relevant international law;
  • MA and PhD students who wish to acquire competitive personal competence beneficial for their future careers in academia or in practice-oriented professions;
  • Members of civil society organisations, practitioners;
  • Everyone who is interested in recent developments, current theories and advanced training in the field of minority protection.

A good command of English is required as the language of the Summer School will be English.


The participation fee is 150 €. This fee covers tuition, accommodation, meals and cultural events.

The NUPS offers 15 full scholarships. 

Financial support is offered by the TLI and the NUPS.

  • Six full scholarships for overseas applicants cover the participation fee and the travel costs to Budapest (except airport transfer). They do not cover visa fees.
  • Nine partial scholarships cover the participation fee (tuition, accommodation, meals, and cultural events). The travel costs to Budapest are not covered by the partial scholarships.

Applicants for scholarship have to have:

  • Proven current interest or work in the field;
  • Strong motivation to improve their understanding and skills;
  • Demonstrated plans for future activities or career where they can use the knowledge, contacts and skills acquired.

Preference is given to members of national or ethnic, linguistic or religious minorities.


To apply, fill in the Application Form, save it with the following name: 2015GMRSS_lastname_firstname, and submit it to Please do not send any other document. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Tuesday 31 March 2015, 23:59 CET
  • Date of Notification: Friday 10 April 2015

DOWNLOAD [ Application Form (*.doc file) ]


Genesys Works Is Looking for High School Juniors in Minneapolis, MN, USA

Receive summer training that gives you the skills to succeed, a paid professional internship, college counseling, and alumni programs to support you as you grow. Application deadline is March 11.


Our summer training demands four hours a day, but the rewards are huge. You gain business technology skills from experienced technical trainers and you develop essential professional skills like public speaking, business etiquette, resume-building, and more.

Discover how Genesys Works has impacted the life of Karima, a senior at Columbia Heights, in the video below.



Students who successfully complete summer training earn paid corporate internships at companies like 3M, Target, Medtronic, and Wells Fargo.

You work 20 hours a week during the school year and get to take the skills you learned over the summer and use them in a real workplace.  You also have the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with coworkers and supervisors who want to see you succeed as much as we do!



We also support students in their dream of earning a two- or four-year college degree.  You receive free college counseling to help you find the colleges and scholarships that will allow you to achieve academic and career success after high school.




Dunwoody College Career Awareness Program in Minneapolis, MN, USA

June 15-July 17, 9AM-3PM. For high school juniors and seniors. Students have college level courses and are introduced to Dunwoody tech classes. Receive a $100 weekly stipend, a free bus pass and food.

The Youth Career Awareness Program (YCAP) has been a part of Dunwoody College of Technology since 1988.  The program was founded by Mr. Leon Rankin (YCAP Director Emeritus) and President Emeritus Warren Phillips.

Our Mission: To enhance the career opportunities of under-represented youth, by empowering them to graduate from high school and obtain a degree from Dunwoody College of Technology.

We are proud of our statistics which are…

  1. 96% of YCAP students graduate from high school.
  2. 85% of YCAP students go on to post-secondary education at Dunwoody College of Technology.
  3. YCAP has assisted more than 1,250 students since the induction of our program!

Students accepted into the program are current high school juniors, seniors and potential first year Dunwoody College of Technology students. All applicants must be in good academic standing at their schools (2.5 G.P.A or higher), driven to succeed, interested in learning more about Dunwoody’s technical careers and have a strong financial need.

In addition to our mission our goals are to provide more females and students of color who come from a disadvantaged background, the opportunity to attend college. We begin with a six-week summer session, during which the YCAP students come to the Dunwoody campus to learn more about the various technical programs offered at Dunwoody. Students also improve their academic skills by taking College level courses and working on web-based academic soft ware.

Each grade level has a different summer experience
  1. YCAP II – (Entering 12th grade): Students spend their summer completing in-depth projects within 3-4 Dunwoody Departments and take College level courses to sharpen reading, writing, math and study skills.
  2. YCAP III – (Graduated Senior/Dunwoody Student): Students spend their summer completing in-depth projects within 3-4 Dunwoody Departments and take College level courses to sharpen reading, writing, math and study skills.
Monthly School Year Student Workshops

Workshops are hosted at Dunwoody College of Technology once a month for two hours, during which time each group focuses on a theme for the academic year.

Student Benefits
  1. Merit based financial support commonly established by excellent attendance, participation, and completion of assigned projects. (summer session only)
  2. Exposure to technical careers/programs at Dunwoody College of Technology.
  3. Ability to earn high school elective credits.
  4. Complete College level course material in reading, writing, math and study skills.
  5. Exposure to community service (15 hours per academic year until graduation from Dunwoody).
  6. Transportation provided via bus card (summer session only)
  7. Supplemental Scholarship to Dunwoody College of Technology to assist tuition, books, supplies and technology fee.
  8. Students are monitored throughout the school year to ensure they are maintaining an acceptable level of attendance, academic progress through daily study sessions and one on one meetings with the YCAP Manager.

Job Shadow Opportunity for Youth in MN, USA


10 young people will be selected to job shadow 10 individuals who work in the State Legislature; Senators, Representatives, Legislative Commission staff, Democrats, Republicans, Nonpartisans. The goal of this opportunity is to introduce young people to the kinds of jobs available in their future as leaders in Minnesota.

Who should apply: High school or post-secondary undergrad students who identify as a person of color living in MN.

Day of shadowing: Day starts with breakfast & a brief orientation.

Participating young people are asked to commit to:

* Take the day off to fully participate w/ the person they will shadow.

* Arrive on their own & on time.

* Sign a confidentiality agreement.

* Be engaged during the day.

* Write a journal about their experience.

* Participate in an online evaluation.

Participants will be provided:

* Breakfast

* Lunch

* Someone to job shadow

* Space to meet

* A note for school to be excused, if needed

Application process:

Send your resume (up to 2 pages), by March 15 to: and a 200 word response to the question: Why do you want to be part of this event?

Decisions will be made by March 16, 2015.

Sponsors: Minnesotanos & Meza Brothers, LLC

Minneapolis Afterschool Network

About/contact Minneapolis Afterschool Network :

USDA Summer Youth Discovery Program

USDA Summer Youth Discovery Program – Applications must be post mark by March 6 2015

Seeking youth to apply for this program provided by the USDA deadline is March 6, I have attached the sites to check out and the application.  Please share the information with youth that may have interest.  Thank you

Inez J. DeCoteau


Personal Property Specialist

MRPBS SEPM Native American Alaska Native

100 N. 6th St., 6th Flr.

Minneapolis, MN 55403

Ph. 612 336-3217

BB. 612 840-8483

Fax 612 336-3570