Now Accepting Applications for the JACL Kakehashi Program 2017-2018!

September 20, 2017                                                                                         
Contact:   Kenzi Hirai, Norman Y. Mineta Fellow
                  Elle Kurata, Daniel K. Inouye Fellow        japanprogram@jacl.org
January 2016 JACL Kakehashi Program Participants
Picture provided by: Taylor Kim
Apply now for the 2017-2018 JACL Kakehashi Program! Up to 200 participants will be selected to participate in this year’s JACL Kakehashi Program, coordinated by the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) and the Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE), and supported by funding from the Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The goal of the JACL Kakehashi Program is to build relations between Japan and Japanese Americans/Asian Americans. The program provides participants with a better understanding of Japan through a variety of fields, including politics, economics, and culture. JACL Kakehashi Program alumni are encouraged to become effective advocates in enhancing U.S. – Japan relations.
Participants selected in a competitive process will travel to Japan for 9-days where they will visit a number of historical and educational sites, experience traditional and cultural activities, and participate in a homestay with a local family.
Check out the website to apply to be a participant or a supervisor.
Trip Schedule 
 
Trip Date
Application Deadline
Copy of Passport Deadline
Notification of Selection 
Trip 1:
December 13-20, 2017
October 9, 2017 No later than October 31, 2017 Early November 2017
Trip 2:
March 12-20, 2018
January 2, 2018
No later than January 25, 2016
Early November 2016
Program and Application Guidelines
Applicants must be (1) a student in good standing currently enrolled in accredited college or university OR a young professional who has completed a minimum of a bachelor degree from an accredited college or university; (2) between the ages of 18-25 years old, (3) Japanese American or Asian American heritage. Please click here for additional program and eligibility guidelines.
You do not need to be a JACL member to be eligible.
The online application is available here. All applications and requested documentation must be received by the deadlines specified on the application.
If you have any questions or issues, please contact Elle Kurata or Kenzie Hirai at japanprogram@jacl.org, or call 202-223-1240 (Monday-Friday, 10:00am-5:30pm EST).

The Oxford University Diplomatic Studies Programme (OUDSP)

THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY DIPLOMATIC STUDIES PROGRAMME (OUDSP)

 

The OUDSP, also known as the Foreign Service Programme, is a course of postgraduate study, specifically designed for foreign policy practitioners, which enters its 50th year in October 2018. The great majority of DSP members are diplomats in early to mid-career, nominated by their governments, who come to Oxford for a career break of a full academic year.  The course helps them to upgrade their academic knowledge and practical skills and to familiarise themselves with British, European and international institutions.  They also benefit from the many academic and social facilities Oxford has to offer.  While in Oxford, each of them is a full member of the University and of one of its Colleges.

Applicants may apply to either the Postgraduate Diploma in Diplomatic Studies or the Master of Studies in Diplomatic Studies.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Diplomatic Studies is a nine-month (October-June), full-time course requiring residence in Oxford. It comprises four taught courses and is assessed by four year-end examinations.

The Master of Studies in Diplomatic Studies is a twelve-month (October-September), full-time course requiring residence in Oxford.  In addition to the four taught courses and year-end examinations of the Postgraduate Diploma, it entails completion of a substantial research project.

Eligibility

To be accepted, candidates must have a good degree from a reputable university, relevant professional experience, and a very good command of oral and written English.  A wide spread of countries is represented on the Programme.

Programme content

The syllabus includes international politics; public international law; international trade and finance; and diplomatic practice. OUDSP membership includes access to Oxford’s intellectual, library, sporting and social resources, networking with colleagues and the chance to tackle complex long-term subjects in a way not easily achieved during busy diplomatic postings.  In addition to the normal syllabus, some members are accepted to undertake specialized research under individual supervision.  Distinguished guest speakers lecture to and dine with the course during the Michaelmas, Hilary and Trinity Terms. The year’s programme normally includes study visits to London, Belfast, Brussels, and Geneva.

Funding

Some course members are financed by Chevening (FCO) or other publicly- funded scholarships; others are funded by their own governments or from private sources.

Those who apply before the January deadline will be put forward for University and College scholarships.

Deadlines

  • 19 January 2018
  • 9 March 2018

Further information

More information is available on the website: www.conted.ox.ac.uk/oudsp

The Global Youth Forum 2017 in Dubai, UAE

Deadline:  22 September 2017
Open to: young people between the ages of 18 and 35 years old from around the world
Venue: 23– 27 November 2017 in Dubai, UAE

Description

Youth Time International Movement is pleased to open applications for its latest Global Youth Forum 2017!

The event will take place in Dubai, UAE from November 23-27 and will gather together more than 100 participants from all over the world with the aim of discussing ideas and solutions for the most prevalent youth issues. The topic of the annual event is Ethical Entrepreneurship in the Time of a Competitive Knowledge-based Economy.

The main focus of this forum is set on thinking creatively as a young entrepreneur, taking into account social responsibility in a sustainable knowledge-based economy. This forum will provide an interactive platform for young social innovators to openly communicate, share ideas and experiences with their peers from different cultural backgrounds and regions around the globe.

This event will offer participants to connect and engage with other social entrepreneurs, as through networking they can find human support by like-minded people. Furthermore, participants will receive advice and guidance from experts and global think tanks in order to become inspired and find motivation to collaboratively lay down the foundations for their successful future.

Eligibility

In order to be considered eligible to apply, you must fulfill all of the following criteria:

  • Young people 18-35 from around the world;
  • Students, social entrepreneurs, young professionals, startups;
  • Fluent in English.

You can either apply as a project presenter, an interested participant or a journalist.

As an interested participant you can expect to:

  • Participate in educational and interactive talks and become inspired through workshops conducted by esteemed honorable guests.
  • Gain valuable new skills, knowledge and experiences that will serve as a solid foundation for your future entrepreneurial endeavors.
  • Have a fruitful working and learning experience in the amazing city of Dubai.
  • Have a unique opportunity to meet with 100+ likeminded people from across the globe.
  • Network with renowned professionals in the fields of business, entrepreneurship, science and technology.
  • Take part in a fantastic cultural exchange program which includes trips to see some of Dubai’s most iconic attractions and a desert safari.
  • The program, food, and twin room shared accommodation are covered by Youth Time and the General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare in the UAE. Please take into consideration that travel expenses are at your own expense.
  • Join each other in celebrating at our welcome and closing dinners and attend the project awarding ceremony.

As interested participant you are expected to:

  • Inspire and evaluate all projects that are presented to you during the event and vote for a winner.
  • After invitation pay an entrance fee (see details below). Only after payment your participation is guaranteed.
  • Take part in all workshops that are offered by the program.

As project presenter you can expect to:

  • Have the opportunity to present your social impact project with the chance of being awarded a grant to realize it or a scholarship.
  • Work on your project proposal with the supervision of an expert (in setting up business initiatives) before the event.
  • Get a platform to present your ideas. Have a unique opportunity to network with 150 like-minded people.
  • Participate in educational and interactive talks and become inspired through workshops conducted by esteemed honorable guests.
  • Gain valuable new skills, knowledge and experiences that will serve as a solid foundation for your future entrepreneurial endeavors.
  • Have a fruitful working and learning experience in the amazing city of Dubai.
  • Have a unique opportunity to meet with 100+ likeminded people from across the globe.
  • Network with renowned professionals in the fields of business, entrepreneurship, science and technology.
  • Take part in a fantastic cultural exchange program which includes trips to see some of Dubai’s most iconic attractions and a desert safari.
  • The program, food, and twin room shared accommodation are covered by Youth Time and the General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare in the UAE. Please take into consideration that travel expenses are at your own expense.
  • Join each other in celebrating at our welcome and closing dinners and attend the project awarding ceremony.

As project presenter you are expected to:

  • After invitation pay an entrance fee (see details below). Please note that only after payment will we take your project into consideration.
  • Hand in the project proposals before Youth Time’s set deadlines.
  • Present project in front of all participants, experts and journalists at the event.
  • Gather 30% of the total required project budget yourself.
  • Take part in all workshops that are offered by the program.
  • Follow Youth Time’s Code of Conduct (see below).

Information about journalists will be announced soon.

Costs

The complete program is covered by Youth Time but please take into consideration that travel expenses are at your own expense. Hotel accommodation is partially sponsored by Youth Time and the General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare in the UAE. Participation fees will go toward the budget which will support the grant awarded to the 1st place project winner. Below you will find details on the participation fees.

Subsidiary Basic Participation

  • Registration fee excluding accommodation (only available for residents of Dubai): 150€ /650 AED (Includes attendance of opening and closing ceremonies, coffee breaks and lunches, cultural and education programs, participants kit).
  • Registration fee including twin room shared accommodation: 250€ /1082 AED (Includes attendance of opening and closing ceremonies, coffee breaks, all meals, cultural and education programs, participants kit)
  • Payment details will be provided to the selected participants in the official invitation.
  • Only after payment your participation is guaranteed.

Subsidiary Project Presenter Participation

  • Registration fee excluding accommodation (only available for residents of Dubai): 150€ /650 AED (Includes attendance of opening and closing ceremonies, coffee breaks and lunches, cultural and education programs, participants kit).
  • Registration fee including twin room shared accommodation: 180€ /780 AED (Includes attendance of opening and closing ceremonies, coffee breaks, all meals, cultural and education programs, presentation of the project during event, participants kits)
  • Payment details will be provided to the selected participants upon acceptance of the project proposal and will be sent in the official invitation.
  • Only after payment your participation and opportunity to present your project guaranteed.

Non-subsidiary Participation

As an NGO we will be glad to receive any kind of sponsorship. If you wish to support Youth Time International Movement, you can choose the non-subsidiary option which covers 100% costs of participation. Registration fee is 1000€/4330 AED which will include: accommodation in a single room, attendance of opening and closing ceremonies, coffee breaks, all meals, cultural and education programs, participants kit, presentation of project during event (in cases where you are a project presenter).

Application

In order to apply for 2017 Global Youth Forum you must:

  1. Fill out Global Youth Forum Participant APPLICATION FORM (will be opened on September 1)
  2. Make a one-minute video answering the following questions:
    • What is your educational and work experience?
    • Why you are interested in ethical entrepreneurship and/or sustainable development and what does it mean to you?
    • What is your motivation for making the world a better place?
    • What social impact can you achieve through your current/future job?

The official web-page.

 

Call for Applications for 2018/2019 Chevening Awards

Deadline:  7 November 2017
Open to: citizens of a Chevening-eligible country
Scholarship: Fully Funded

Description

We are pleased to announce that applications for 2018/2019 Chevening Awards are now open!

Chevening is the UK government’s global leadership programme, offering fully-funded scholarships and fellowships for future leaders and influencers to study in the UK.

If successful, you will live and study in the UK, during which time you will develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK.

Chevening is the UK government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders since 1983. Chevening offers a unique opportunity for future leaders, influencers, and decision-makers from all over the world to develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a Chevening Award you must:

  • Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country
  • Return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your award has ended
  • Have an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry onto a postgraduate programme at a UK university. This is typically equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honours degree in the UK.
  • Have at least two years’ work experience (this may be up to five years for fellowship programmes, so please refer to your country page for further details)
  • Apply to three different eligible UK university courses and have received an unconditional offer from one of these choices by 12 July 2018
  • Meet the Chevening English language requirement by 12 July 2018

Scholarship

Chevening offering fully-funded scholarships and fellowships, Please see the finances section, and read the advice on activating your cash card.If you have a question relating to Chevening Fellowships, please read the FAQs below. If you are still unable to find the information you need, please get in touch via our contact form.

Application

So, if you believe that now is the time for you to grow into your full potential, apply before the 7 November 2017. Interviews will be conducted in the city where the British Embassy and High Commission has a representation. You will be required to attend the interview in the country from which you applied. If there is more than one representation in your country, you will be invited to the city that you have indicated in your application form.

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, check the FAQ section or get in touch with us using our online contact form.

The official web-page.

Applications Open for WHIAAPI Fall 2017 Internship

Fall Internship Applications Due July 15

 

The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) invites undergraduate or graduate students seeking to engage in AAPI issues across the government to apply for its Fall 2017 Internship.

 

In its efforts to increase AAPI access to and participation in federal programs, WHIAAPI offers full-time and part-time fall internships at its Washington, DC, headquarters. Interns will be responsible for assisting the staff on a broad range of issues, as well as working on policy memos and proposals, communications and social media, and outreach.

 

Applications are due July 15.

Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP): Open Now

We are accepting applications for the U.S. Department of State Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP) in our Washington, D.C. location.

Visit USAJOBS to start the online application process and view the following vacancy announcement numbers.

Please note the cutoff point for these positions: These vacancy announcements will be open from June 8 to June 14, 2017 or when the application cutoff limit has been reached for each position. Each vacancy will close on whichever day the first of these conditions is met. If the application limit is reached on the same day the announcement opened, the open and close date will be the same. Candidates are encouraged to read the entire announcement before submitting their application packages.

Vacancy

USAJOBS Links

Cutoff

Program Analyst

(Student Trainee)

GS-0399-05:HRSC/PATH-2017-0063

GS-0399-07:HRSC/PATH-2017-0064

100

Interior Design

(Student Trainee)

GS-1099-05:HRSC/PATH-2017-0065

GS-1099-07:HRSC/PATH-2017-0067

100

Realty

(Student Trainee)

GS-1199-05:HRSC/PATH-2017-0066

GS-1199-07:HRSC/PATH-2017-0068

100

Student Trainees work closely with the U.S. diplomats and Civil Service professionals who carry out America’s foreign policy initiatives. To witness and participate in U.S. foreign policy formulation and implementation, consider a Pathways internship with the U.S. Department of State.

The Internship Experience Program (IEP) allows for non-temporary appointments that are expected to last the length of the academic program for which the intern is enrolled. IEP participants, while in the program, are eligible for noncompetitive promotions. This program allows for noncompetitive conversion into the competitive service following successful completion of all program requirements. Veteran’s preference applies.

U.S. citizenship is required for all positions. If you have any questions or would like to search for topics of interest, please contact HRSC@state.gov or visit our forums or FAQs at careers.state.gov.

We appreciate your interest in a career with the U.S. Department of State.

Call for Applications, StratCom Youth Academy 2017 in Riga, Latvia

Deadline:  5 June 2017
Open to: participants between the ages of 20 and 27 years old, linked to any ATA/YATA chapter
Venue: 5– 6 July, 2017 in Riga, Latvia

Description

Stratcom Youth Academy 2017 is a unique possibility for future leaders to raise awareness about the concept and current trends of strategic communications and the role of media in the modern politics. The Academy will be taking place simultaneously with one of the leading strategic communications forums in Europe organized by the NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence “The Riga StratCom Dialogue 2017” (www.rigstratcomdialogue.org).The Riga StratCom Dialogue 2017 will bring together experts, policy-makers, academics, and practitioners to create an in-depth discussion on how rapid changes in communications are affecting all sectors of our global society. This is one of the leading conferences currently focusing on strategic communications issues of utmost importance to NATO allies.

Rapid development of internet technologies has not only provided policy makers with numerous opportunities to communicate with society but also posed new challenges of sustaining domestic and international peace and security. Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, possible interference in the election processes in the USA and European countries, growth of populism and far right ideologies and also the activities of DAESH in the internet domain to radicalize and recruit have forced policy and decision makers to reflect on the ways how different media platforms can be used to achieve goals that are aimed against democratic states. Disinformation environment (propaganda and fake/biased news websites and networks used to distribute this disinformation) has helped gain control over large groups of people and create obstacles for national and transnational security.

Throughout four days, participants will have a chance to enhance their understanding of pivotal aspects of strategic communication, engage in workshops and meet and interact with prominent political and public figures by partly attending “The Riga StratCom Dialogue 2017” on 5-6 July, 2017.

The topics of the Stratcom Youth Academy 2017 will cover:

  • Concept of strategic communication and its current trends;
  • Russia’s propaganda – from soft power tools to annexation of Crimea;
  • Election information wars – rise of populism and far right wing in Europe and the USA;
  • Media platforms in the hands of DAESH – challenges and opportunities;
  • topics covered by the NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence conference “The Riga StratCom Dialogue 2017”.

Eligibility

In order to be considered eligible to apply, you must fulfill all of the following criteria:

  • 20-27 years old;
  • Active members or volunteers in any ATA/YATA chapter (highly preferable);
  • Fluent in English;
  • Interested in foreign policy and security issues;
  • Highly motivated to attend Stratcom Youth Academy 2017 and “The Riga StratCom Dialogue.” conference.

Costs

Participation fee: 200 EUR that includes:

  • Accommodation for 5 nights in Albert Hotel (2 persons in one room);
  • Meals during event;
  • Coffee breaks;
  • Transportation between conference venue and National Library of Latvia;
  • Farewell dinner;
  • Tour in Riga;

Participation fee for Latvian participants: 75 EUR that includes:

  • Meals during event;
  • Coffee breaks;
  • Transportation between conference venue and National Library of Latvia;
  • Farewell dinner;
  • Tour in Riga;

A limited number of scholarships are available for participants who are able to demonstrate their financial need as well as ability to bring relevant expertise and diverse perspectives to the conference.

Please note that travel costs are not included in the participation fee and are expected to be taken care of participants themselves.

Application

In order to apply for the event, please fill out the application form for Stratcom Youth Academy 2017 and submit it with uploaded required documents.

Additionally to CV and Motivation letter, due to given chance to attend high level NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence event “The Riga StratCom Dialogue ” that is upon invitations only, applicants are asked to submit 5 most popular narratives in their countries that denigrate NATO – its concept, policies, missions, future goals etc.

In order to apply, register HERE.

Deadline is June 5, 2017

Results will be announced on June 7, 2017

If you have any questions, contact with Ms Sabine Stala via email: sabine@lato.lv.

The official web-page.