Foreign Affairs Student Essay Contest 2016

Deadline: 15 October 2016
Open to: all undergraduate students graduating no earlier than December 2016

Foreign Affairs and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy want to give tomorrow’s leaders the opportunity to demonstrate innovative thinking on the issues that shape their world.

In the 2016 Student Essay Competition, a panel from the Foreign Affairs editorial staff and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy will select one undergraduate’s essay to be published on the Foreign Affairs Web site.

Selection committee includes:

  • Gideon Rose, Editor and Peter G. Peterson Chair, Foreign Affairs
  • Jonathan Tepperman, Managing Editor, Foreign Affairs
  • Yuen Foong Khong, Li Ka Shing Professor of Political Science, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

ESSAY TOPIC
What global issue should world leaders be paying more attention to? In your essay, please propose a solution to the problem you address.

SUBMISSIONS
Submit your essay here.

DEADLINE:
Entries must be submitted by October 15, 2016.

WRITING GUIDELINES
Submissions should be between 1,200 and 1,500 words. All quotations or uncommon facts should be appropriately cited. Entries must be original, unpublished work written by the contestant.

ELIGIBILITY
Open to all undergraduate students graduating no earlier than December 2016.

Only one essay is allowed per participant. Completed entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on October 15, 2016.

Submissions sent by mail will not be accepted. No purchase necessary to enter.

World Youth Conference 2016 in India

Deadline:  30 September 2016
Open to: participants between the ages of 18 and 30 years old
Venue: 12 – 14 November 2016 in New Delhi, India

Description

The World Youth Conference 2016, “Youth for Sustainable Development” will take place from 12 to 14 November, 2016 in New Delhi, India. The Conference has a unique aim of producing a joint outcome document between states and youth, called ‘New Delhi Action Plan’.

The Conference is expected to bring together 1500 participants, half of them young people, and 150 of them will come from marginalised backgrounds, making the conference one of the most well represented youth events at the global level. The pre-conference process is led by an independent international youth task force which represents major global youth organisations and regional platforms ensuring regional and gender balance.

Eligibility

The international youth delegates will be selected according to these criteria:

  • Between 18 and 30
  • Well versed in current national/international youth policies and/or development debates
  • Willing and motivated to prepare the WYC together with other young people through involving in/conducting consultations to take other young people’s views to the WYC
  • Willing to ensure follow-up to the WYC through dissemination of outcomes and taking part in the implementation of the outcome document
  • Able to work in English
  • Supported by an organisation/community that can endorse you as a delegate (whenever possible)

Please not that gender and regional balance will be taken into account in the selection.
The role of youth delegates:

  • To represent their constituencies during the WYC 2016 and actively take part in the conference programme
  • To prepare for the WYC 2016 together with their constituencies through the organisation of consultations and other pre-conference programmes
  • To actively follow-up the WYC2016

Costs

Application

Group registration is only applicable to the registration of five people or more. The company or organization requesting a group registration must nominate one group representative who will administer the group booking.

The registration fee structure for group registrations is identical to the structure for individual delegates, which is based on the World Bank Classification.

Group members cannot register accompanying persons online. This can either be done onsite or by contacting the WYC 2016 Registration Department.

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, check the FAQ section or write to:  wyc2016india@gmail.com.

The official web-page.

 

Community Leadership: Leading Change for Organization Renewal

Deadline: 21 October 2016
Open to: High school, college, and university students
Venue: 24 – 26 October 2016 at  Sunway Unversity, Malaysia

Description

This 5-day leadership program is designed to help working professionals create and develop sustainable solutions for renewal and regenerationat the workplace, and for their communities. Using leadership frameworks taught at professional graduate schools at Harvard Universityparticipants will be guided on how to channel change from within,  develop a personal and professional leadership style to take on, at a point in time, positions of greater influence.

Eligibility

  • High school, college, and university students.

Benefits

  • Be exposed to Harvard’s state-of-art talent training schemes
  • Achieve self-discovery, personal growth, and self-reliance
  • Generate ground-breaking ideas and strong-guiding principlesLearn fundamental concepts on problem solving strategy
  • Create a workplace culture of entrepreneurship and innovation

Application

In order to apply to this program, you’ll have to register an account with Center of Asia Leadership to manage and maintain your information. If you already have an existing account with us, please sign in here instead.

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, write to:  cali@asialeadership.org.

The official web-page.

The Public Policy & International Affairs Program (PPIA) is now accepting applications for the 2017 PPIA Fellowship!   

About the PPIA Fellowship

The PPIA program prepares undergraduates

to be competitive  candidates for top degree programs in the fields of public policy, public administration or international affairs through participation in a Junior Summer Institute (JSI).

JSI is an intensive, 7-week, academic program during the summer at one of these host campuses:

  • The Ford School – University of Michigan
  • The Goldman School – UC Berkeley
  • Heinz College – Carnegie Mellon University
  • Humphrey School of Public Affairs – University of Minnesota
  • Woodrow Wilson School – Princeton University

Eligible candidates are current undergrads who will be completing their B.A. between December 2017 and August 2018. The deadline to apply is November 1, 2016.

Apply Today >>

Benefits of Participation

  • Full tuition at a PPIA Junior Summer Institute.
  • Eligibility to receive assistance with travel expenses.
  • A stipend of up to $1,500 (funding determined by each JSI).
  • University housing with a meal plan.
  • Books and related course materials at your JSI.
  • Each JSI may offer additional benefits, such as GRE preparation, at their discretion. Please check with each JSI about any additional benefits.
  • Minimum of a one-time $5,000 scholarship at a PPIA graduate school if admitted for a Master’s degree or select PhD programs. PPIA Fellows often receive financial offers above and beyond this minimum from their graduate program.
  • Fee waiver when applying to programs that are members of the PPIA Graduate School Consortium.

About PPIA

PPIA’s mission is to promote the inclusion and full participation of underrepresented groups in public service and to advance their leadership roles throughout our civic institutions serving domestic and international affairs.

BEGINNING A CAREER WITH THE FBI

Honors Internship Program

The Honors Internship Program is a 10-week, paid internship for college undergraduate and graduate students. While exploring our exciting career options, students work side-by-side with FBI employees at our Washington, D.C. area headquarters locations, or in field offices around the country. Open to a wide range of academic areas, this internship offers experiences students can’t find anywhere else.

The Honors Internship Program application for Summer 2017 opens August 26 and closes October 14, 2016.
Click here for the Honors Internship Program application.

Internship Qualifications

General Requirements

To apply for the Honors Internship Program, applicants must:

  • Have U.S. Citizenship.
  • Attend a college or university full-time as an undergraduate (freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior), graduate, or post-doctorate student. Students are not eligible if graduating before the program start date; exceptions are permitted to students continuing their education in the following immediate semester.
  • Have and maintain a 2.95 cumulative grade point average (GPA) or better at the time of application, throughout the application process, and the duration of the internship program.
  • Pass all of the FBI employment background investigation requirements and be able to receive a Top Secret security clearance
Educational Disciplines

The FBI is interested in applicants with a wide range of educational backgrounds. These include but are not limited to the following:

  • Accounting
  • Business
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
  • English
  • Film
  • Finance
  • Foreign Languages
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Visual Arts
Candidate Skills

While applicants come from a range of academic backgrounds, the most competitive applicants also possess the following skills:

  • Strong analytical thinking abilities
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Take initiative and be self-motivated
  • Work well with others and have strong interpersonal abilities
  • Good judgment and decision-making skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Location Choices

Intern assignments are based on the current skills needed in the FBI. As part of the application, candidates are asked to pick their top three desired field offices or headquarters locations, and these are taken into account during the selection process. To find the closest field office to you or view all of our locations, visit the Locations page.

Headquarters selections include the FBI’s main headquarters locations in Washington, D.C., as well as Quantico, Virginia; Clarksburg, West Virginia; Huntsville, Alabama; and Winchester, Virginia. Quantico opportunities include the Training, Operational Technology or Laboratory Divisions. Clarksburg offers opportunities at our Criminal Justice Information Services, Winchester offers opportunities at our Records Management Division, and Huntsville offers opportunities at our Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center (TEDAC).

Candidates who select Quantico, Clarksburg, Huntsville, or Winchester must have their own transportation to and from work, as no public transportation is available in these areas.

Application Process

The Honors Internship Program is highly competitive. As such, FBI representatives select and interview the most qualified candidates based on academic achievements, area of study, life/work experiences, and the current needs of the FBI. Below is a more detailed timeline of the application process.

  • August 26th through October 14th, 2016: Applications for the Honors Internship Program: Graduate and Undergraduate opportunities open.
  • October 2016 through December 2016: Applicants are reviewed, selected and interviewed based on location choices, degrees, and current needs of the FBI.
  • December 2016: Conditional Job Offers are extended and candidates begin their FBI background investigations. For more information on the FBI background investigation, please visit our Employment Eligibility page.
  • Summer 2017: Internships begin (start dates may vary due to variations in the length of time of students’ background investigations).

Click here to apply to the Honors Internship Program posting for Summer 2017.

Honors Internship Program Forms

All applicants must download each form, fill them out carefully and accurately, and attach them to their application.

Call for Applications “A New NATO for New Challenges? ” in Berlin, Germany

Deadline:  18 September 2016
Open to: participants between the ages of 18 and 35 years old,from all NATO and Partnership for Peace (PfP) countries
Venue:  12 – 14 November 2016 in Berlin, Germany

Description

On November 14, the German Atlantic Association, the Federal Academy for Security Policy, and the Embassy of the United Kingdom in Berlin co-host an international conference in Berlin addressing the outcomes of the NATO Summit in Warsaw 2016 against the background of rapid changes in the alliance’s security environment. Supported by the Press and Information Office of the Federal Government and NATO, high-ranking politicians, diplomats, military officials, and representatives from academia and civil society, will discuss the implementation process as well as future challenges to the alliance.

In order to foster the understanding of security politics, to establish an international dialogue among the younger generation, and to connect emerging leaders from NATO member and partner countries with senior decision-makers, YATA Germany will host a seminar from 12 – 14 November 2016 focusing on key issues of transatlantic security. In an open and competitive call for panels, the members of YATA Germany chose three topics on the basis of their ideas and expectations through the lens of NATO’s future:

✅ “How to deter digital warriors? NATO and the cyberspace”

✅  “In for the long run? NATO’s future role in crisis management”

✅  “Enlargement, enablement, entrapment? NATO’s future approach to cooperative security”

To each session, senior political and military experts will be invited to discuss with the group the ideas and recommendations of young scholars and experts in the field.

Given the special location of the conference, we are happy to provide our guests with an exclusive tour of the German capital on November 12. All NATO’s Future seminar participants will also participate in the main conference “NATO 4.0 – A new NATO for new Challenges?” on November 14 at the Hotel Adlon Kempinski, including the closing reception at the Embassy of the United Kingdom in Berlin.

Eligibility

  • Students with an academic background in International Relations and Security Studies and young professionals who have begun a career in a related field
  • Between 18 and 35 years of age
  • NATO or PfP country citizenship
  • Past experience and/or studies relating to: security or defense policy; democratic transitions; international law; humanitarian issues; or any other fields of relevance to the transatlantic partnership.
  • Working knowledge of English (German is not mandatory)

Costs

💡 There is no participation fee for the seminar. YATA Germany will offer travel reimbursements of up to €100/€200 (national/international), provided that participants will choose affordable travel options. We will also provide accommodation in central Berlin from November 12 to 15.

Application

For any further questions and information, get in touch with us  via  yata.ger@gmail.com

 

The official web-page.

Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders Awards 2016: Call for Applications

Deadline: 10 October 2016

Open to: Local independent NGOs undertaking peacebuilding work

Prize: $10,000

 

DESCRIPTION
Are you a peacebuilder? Would international recognition and a $10,000 prize help your organisation make a bigger impact? Apply today for the annual Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders awards.

Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders are the global awards for local peacebuilding run by Peace Direct. Awarded annually, they offer international recognition for grassroots peace activists in conflict-affected countries worldwide.

Since Peace Direct was set up a decade ago, it’s been our mission to support and showcase the variety and scale of peacebuilding led by local people around the world. We support 11 organisations in nine countries and have profiled over 1,300 organisations through our flagship website, Insight on Conflict.

Now, we are launching our fourth Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders awards to showcase the best locally led peacebuilding organisations across the world. This year’s awards are being run in association with Alliance for Peacebuilding. Entrants will need to show how they are making communities more peaceful, or breaking the cycle of violence. A jury of international peacebuilding experts will select the winning entries.

There will be three winning entries. Each winning entry will receive:

·         $10,000 prize funding for peacebuilding activities.

·         Promotion of their work online, including on the Insight on Conflict and Peace Direct websites and newsletters

ELIGIBILITY

There is no geographical restriction on applications. In order to be eligible to enter, you must:

·         Be undertaking peacebuilding work: your organisation will be either a peacebuilding organisation or have peacebuilding as a substantial element of your work.

·         Be locally based: your organisation must be based in the country/communities where your work will be done. Your organisation should be an independent organisation, not an incountry or satellite organisation of an international NGO.

·         Be working, or planning to work, in at least one of the following thematic areas: women-led peacebuilding; environmental peacebuilding; or interreligious peacebuilding.

HOW TO ENTER

Application forms, guidance notes and full terms and conditions can be found on our website:

http://www.peacedirect.org/tp

Applications will be accepted until 15.00 GMT on 10 October 2016. We strongly recommend early entry. Applications can be submitted in English, French or Spanish.

 

ABOUT US

Peace Direct is a UK based charity that works with local people to stop violence and build sustainable peace in conflict affected countries around the world.

 

For further information on the awards, please visit the website or email us at:  awards@peacedirect.org