AAJA Scholarship & Internship Opportunities for College Students

Dear Teachers, Faculty and Friends,
The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is now accepting applications for various scholarship and fellowship opportunities for journalism students, including our signature college and graduate-level journalism program VOICES, an all-expenses-paid training fellowship program. The clock is ticking, so take advantage and share the opportunities below with your students!

For a complete list of AAJA scholarships, grants and internship opportunities, please visit our website. Applicants do not have to identify as Asian American to apply for most of our opportunities.

Questions? Please contact Justin Seiter, AAJA Program Coordinator, at justins@aaja.org.
Apply for VOICES 2018
VOICES is an all-expenses-paid, week-long program open to college students of all ethnicities and backgrounds. Selected students will be mentored by professional journalists and will work on projects during the 2018 AAJA National Convention in Houston, TX. Travel and lodging to the convention is covered for the selected students. Apply by Sunday, March 25.

 

2018 Al Young Sports Journalism Scholarship
The AAJA Sports Task Force offers a $2,000 scholarship to support the college tuition of a student pursuing a career in sports journalism. Apply by Wednesday, January 10.
2018 NBC News Summer Fellowship
The AAJA/NBC News Summer Fellowship offers students a full-time, paid experience with one of the world’s leading news divisions. Fellows will have the opportunity to join The Today Show, Nightly News with Lester Holt, Dateline, MSNBC or CNBC. Housing stipends are available for selected candidates. Apply by Thursday, February 21.

Call for Applications, International Development Youth Forum 2018

Deadline:  17 December 2017
Open to: young people between 18 and 28 years old from all over the world
Venue: 11– 18 March 2018 in Tokyo, Japan

Description

Applications are now invited from youth worldwide to participate in the International Development Youth Forum (IDYF) 2018 taking place from March 11th to 18th, 2018 at the Youth education National Olympics Memorial Youth Center in Tokyo, Japan. The forum focused especially on “How could the use/advancement of ICT contribute to achieving inclusiveness within society?” as a theme by using three specific case studies (1.Introducing ICT into working style reform in Japan, 2.ICT application into Agriculture in Vietnam, and 3.Role of ICT in post-conflict reconciliation in Colombia), you can discuss the nature of development, including its goals and the roles of multinational corporations, in order to create a new vision for ‘development’ that addresses the limitations of our current economic system with 40 selected participants from diverse nationalities.

Since 2012, International Development Youth Forum has been held annually and many highly motivated youths, who are willing to make a contribution for International Development have gotten together from all over the world and each time we have designed our future by proposing innovative and local-oriented solutions for developing issues in the world. Don’t miss this great chance to get life-changing and “WORLD-CHANGING” experience at this outstanding conference!.

Eligibility

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

  • Those who are around 18 to 28 years old
  • Those who have not participated in previous IDYFs
  • Fluency in English for discussion and presentation
  • Must be able to attend all programs during the forum

Costs & Scholarships

If you are selected to participate in IDYF 2018, you will be required to pay 36,000 JPY, which covers your accommodation, meals, and transportation fees during the forum (Sun. 11 March to Sun. 18 March 2018).

  • It doesn’t include transportation fees from the airport to the venue, accommodation fee before / after the program, or insurance.
  • Optional tour on 18th is not covered.
  • Payment details will be announced after the results of the selection.

IDYF 2018 has two separate application forms, one for self-funded candidates, and another for scholarship candidates. Note that you cannot apply for both.

This year, scholarships will be given to up to three applicants who show extraordinary skills, experiences or knowledge on each of the case studies but have financial difficulties to cover ONLY participation costs.

  • Applicants who wish to apply for the scholarship must submit the application form for scholarship applicants. Only those who passed the document screening will be invited to Skype interview
  • Applicants who wish to apply for the scholarship must submit the application form for scholarship applicants, not the one for the self-funded applicants.  Those who passed the document screening will be invited to Skype interview.

Application

Please submit online application form by 17th December 2017, 23:59 JST (GMT/UTC +09:00)

▼APPLICATION FORM▼

If you have any questions, check the FAQ section or write to: idyf2017.enquiry@gmail.com.

The official web-page.

Call for Applications, NorSec 2018 in Oslo, Norway

The Youth Atlantic Treaty Association of Norway welcomes you to attend the 13th edition of the annual Nordic Security Conference (NorSec), taking place in Oslo on 7-8 April. This year’s topic will be “China’s emergence as a superpower, and the implications for European security cooperation”. Over the weekend, participants will have the opportunity to learn from and interact with leading national and international experts, engage in lively discussions with fellow students and young professionals, and network with like-minded people with various backgrounds and nationalities.

You will find information about how to apply further down on this page!

You can also stay updated through the NorSec Facebook event.

 

Program
Saturday 7 April will consist of a lecture series, giving you insight into China’s rise as a superpower and increasing geopolitical influence. The lectures will address implications for NATO and the EU, as well as existing dependencies and opportunities for cooperation. In addition to the lectures we will arrange a panel discussion and breakaway sessions with political, economical or defense-related focus to facilitate dialogue and active involvement of all participants. For those participating on Sunday, the breakaway sessions will also serve as preparation for the workshop.

After the lecture series, international participants will be invited to take part in a guided cultural experience in Oslo and a banquet dinner along with YATA Norway’s board members as well as selected lecturers.

Sunday 8 April will be an interactive day consisting of a workshop and a crisis simulation. During the workshop, participants will be asked to form short oral and written presentations based on the lecture series they attended on Saturday. The crisis simulation is conducted by one of our experienced partners in this field and will lead the participants into a challenging environment where they will be able to test their crisis management abilities.

 

Norwegian applicants
The application deadline is January 10. We will let all applicants know whether they have been selected by January 21.

Norwegian nationals can sign up by submitting this form (link). If you have signed up, but realize you are unable to attend, please let us know.

 

International applicants
The application deadline is January 10. We will let all applicants know whether they have been selected by January 21.

International participants will be selected based on their application. We kindly ask that you apply by submitting this form (link). In the application form, you will have to:

  • provide a short CV where recent similar conferences you have attended are listed
  • write a short essay (about 500 words)
  • fill out and upload the verification form found here (link)

The organisers will cover all accommodation and catering expenses during the conference for the selected participants (including the banquet dinner), as well as documented travel expenses up to 715 NOK. This number may increase as more sponsors are confirmed, the final number will be stated in the acceptance letter.

 

Should you have further questions, please contact fredrik@yata.no.

 

NorSec has been a platform for learning, discussion, and dialogue among students and young professionals since 2008. We strongly encourage everyone with a keen interest in European foreign policy and security issues to apply, and thus be part of carrying on the NorSec tradition.

Japan ICU Foundation U.S. Scholars Program, deadline 12/01/17

Recipients of this scholarship receive full-tuition support for four years of undergraduate study at International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan. U.S. citizens and graduates of U.S. high schools are eligible. Deadline: December 1, 2017.
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Now Accepting Applications!
Deadline: December 1, 2017 at 11:59PM (EST)

WHAT IS USSI?

The United States Scholars Initiative (USSI) aims to increase the number of international, degree-seeking undergraduate students from the United States at ICU. This merit-based scholarship will provide full-tuition supportfor four years of undergraduate study at ICU. Starting in 2018, two incoming first-year students will receive the scholarship annually. The applicants must be United States citizens and have completed high school in the United States. They must also demonstrate an interest in Japan, the Japanese language and the liberal arts.

WHAT IS ICU?

ICU is a private, four-year liberal arts college in Tokyo. Founded on the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, ICU aims to cultivate “responsible global citizens” who will contribute to world peace and to help people from diverse backgrounds live together harmoniously. ICU has been a pioneer in liberal arts education in Japan since its founding in 1953, pursuing, as its name suggests, international, Christian and academic missions.

Although founded on Christian principles, ICU does not proselytize. The majority of students are not Christian. All undergraduate students are required to take “Introduction to Christianity,” but otherwise participation in Christian programs is completely optional.

Please visit ICU’s website for information on the majors offered (fields of study), student life, location, etc.

Academy of Young Diplomats – Join Now!

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Academy of Young Diplomats – 14th Edition

                                                                                                                                                               II round of recruitment!!! 

Application deadline: November 6th, 2017!

 

The Academy of Young Diplomats (AYD) is an annual diplomatic program for emerging young global leaders, preparing future diplomats, civil servants and social entrepreneurs for international careers in a spirit of responsibility for the surrounding world. Addressed to senior students and young graduates, the program offers, among others, 70-hours of hands-on diplomatic training, a special workshop session, study visits and one study-session outside of Warsaw.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Since 2004 over 2200 participants from 50 countries have graduated from the Academy of Young Diplomats. Over 100 AYD Alumni found work in the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of their respective countries, while others are employed in European institutions, international organizations, public administration and business.

 

 

Curriculum

Friday

Regional Seminars

 

Saturday

Main Session

Skills Labs in Specialization groups

 

Sunday

Extracurricular Classes

Additional activities

Study Session in Cracow

Study Visits

Polish Language & Culture Classes

English for Diplomats

 

Why join us?

·         Unique Methodology

·         Highest quality of education

·         Extraordinary student profile

·         Openness and collaboration

·         Assisting in future career

 

To read more about the program, please click here:

https://diplomats.pl/academy-of-young-diplomats/about-the-program/

 

II round of Recruitment!

 

To apply, please check if you are eligible to apply and fill in the online APPLICATION FORM.

 

ADMISSION INFO AND PPLICATION FORM:

https://diplomats.pl/academy-of-young-diplomats/admission/

 

 Application deadline: November 6th, 2017!

Scholarships

 

A number of scholarships will be awarded to best applicants:

https://diplomats.pl/academy-of-young-diplomats/admission/scholarship-opportunities/

 

Scholarship application deadline: October 10th, 2017

For more information please visit our website: https://diplomats.pl/course/european-diplomacy-workshop-eastern-partnership/#1485181678541-38a59b7a-8f8b

International Cultural Internship in Shandong, China

Are you looking for a unique summer internship that won’t keep you tied to a desk doing meaningless projects?

Are you someone that loves bringing new ideas to the conversation?

Do you have an itch to see the world from a different view?

ReSource Pro is providing a unique opportunity to students pursing an active degree program (Business Management, International Business, Communication or other similar arts and sciences), giving them the opportunity to spend the summer of 2018 learning about our workplace culture and international operations in one of three offices located in China (Qingdao, Jinan or Huangdao)!

We expect you to:

  • Use your excellent English communication skills
  • Learn about our evolving global business needs
  • Develop your talent for creative problem solving that bridges the gaps between our clients and service delivery teams
  • Participate in work groups to support the development of unique solutions for our clients
  • Create and deliver a presentation at the end of the program to senior management that highlights your work efforts and observations, including recommendations for improving  ReSource Pro business practices

What you can expect from us:

  • Half of your airfare expense
  • Housing (apartment setting to be shared with similarly situated interns)
  • Stipend for living expenses
  • Supportive and engaged teams
  • Did we mention…this internship is in China and an opportunity that you’ll never forget?!

What’s in it for you?

With ReSource Pro, you are in a growing organization, with global opportunities and cross-cultural experiences.  We recognize, compensate and promote performance excellence and talent (yes, we actually do this!).  While there are no guarantees, we can tell you that we’re hoping that we find amazing talent that we simply can’t live without.

We want to give you a unique, challenging and rewarding cultural experience by being a part of ReSource Pro and the future of insurance processing.

Desired Skills and Experience

If you have a desire to learn and experience an international business culture by expanding your already tremendous communication skills, we want to speak to you!

Requirements for this internship include:

  • Time commitment of approximately three (3) months – end of spring term through the summer (it will end prior to the beginning of the fall semester);
  • U.S. Passport, or the ability to obtain one prior to travel;
  • An active student, in a business, liberal arts or comparable program.

During this internship, you will be involved in determining your individual development goals, which may include some of the following:

  • Understand ReSource Pro’s learning processes, business management and other areas
  • Support with application and understanding of the English language and western culture for ReSource Pro employees

When applying, please include a cover letter expressing your interest and why you believe you’re the right student to go to China with ReSource Pro!

 

Apply Now —–> http://resourcepro.applytojob.com/apply/ufSCL7wlve/International-Cultural-Internship

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).