Deadline: 7 January 2014 Open to: students from anywhere in the world from 13 to 19 years old Prize: publication of your rap on the blog page
Quick: What rhymes with “Affordable Care Act”? “Edward Snowden”? “His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge”? If you can’t come up with at least one answer, you might want to start brainstorming, because the Year in Rap Student Contest is back.
Along with their annual partner, Flocabulary, (creators of the Week in Rap, the Year in Rap and other educational songs, videos and resources for K-12), The New York Times invites you to post your entry by Jan. 7, 2014.
If you’ve participated before, the rules are pretty much the same: just write an informed, engaging 12- to-16-line rap about some aspect of this year’s news.
To help, they’ll be publishing their usual end-of-year quiz and list of 2013 retrospectives that can help you remember the highs and the lows. Both will be available by Dec. 23, so stay tuned — or get ahead now by going back through their weekly news quizzes to see how well you do.
Teachers, they have also posted Flocabulary’s lesson plan and rubric to help in guiding your students through the rap-writing process.
The Contest Rules: Write Your Own ‘Year in Rap’
The rap should be 12 to 16 lines long. Students should choose at least four important New York Times stories from one of the news categories listed below.
It’s fine to focus on a smaller topic found within a section in The Times. For example, you can write a rap based on just the government shutdown rather than the whole range of national or political news this year. Or, you might focus on 2013 movies rather than covering other news from the Arts section. But you should also feel free to include as many, and as wide a range, of news stories from a particular section as you like. (More about narrowing your choices can be found in this section of the lesson plan.)
Want inspiration? Here are the winners from 2012 and from 2011. Can you top them?
Submissions must be from students from 13 to 19 years old. (Update:Students can come from anywhere in the world.) No last names please, but an initial is fine, as is a school or class code of some type. (For example, “Ethan G. CHS112.”)
Submissions are allowed from partners and teams as well as from individuals — just remember to submit all of your names when you post your rhyme. (This year we’ll judge all entries the same.)
One submission per student, please. If you’re submitting as part of a team, you should not also submit as an individual.
Raps must be submitted as comments on this post HERE by 5 p.m. Eastern time on Jan. 7. If you have questions about the contest, please feel free to post them in the comments section as well, and they’ll answer you there.
The top five raps, as judged by The Times and Flocabulary staff using this rubric, will be featured on both The Learning Network and Flocabulary.com. Because of privacy rules that apply to students under 18, they are asking for only your lyrics. While they love YouTube videos of young rappers as much as anyone, please don’t post links to them here.
Open to: young people over the age of 18 Venue: Kenya, Thailand, Indonesia (Medan, Banda Aceh, Jakarta, Bali)
If you’re looking for a long-term volunteering opportunity, the International Humanity Foundation is offering you the chance to help in its children’s home in Nakuru, Kenya; Chiang Rai, Thailand; and in education centers and children’s homes in Bali, Jakarta, Medan and Banda Aceh, Indonesia.
IHF is looking for hard-working, committed volunteers to help in its children’s home in Kenya. IHF provides education, and in some cases, homes, to children in need in six centers across Indonesia, Thailand and Kenya. IHF has no central headquarters; each center is a product of its environment and follows the cultural code and norms of its host country.
TheKenya center is a children’s home and also provides emergency relief to the surrounding community. This is the biggest IHF center, with approximately 100 kids. The kids are from the marginalised Pokot tribe, whose conditions are amongst the worse in Kenya. Living conditions in this region are harsh, and we provide basic needs such as a home, food, and access to education to children who would otherwise go without. They also run livestock donation projects and other initiatives to relieve the extreme poverty where they can.
TheThailand center is a home for hill-tribe children. Children from this marginalised community come to our center for a stable home and a chance for an education.
IHF has four centers in Indonesia, in Bali, Jakarta, Medan and Banda Aceh. Their Jakarta and Aceh centers provide homes to a small number of children, while all centers offer English, math and computer classes to disadvantaged children. With a population of over 240 million, Indonesia’s public education system often fails to give children a chance to escape the poverty they were born into. IHF fills that gap and give kids a chance to aim higher.
At the centers, you will divide your time between caring for the children and working on international tasks. IHF is a grassroots, all-volunteer organisation with no central office, so all administration work is done in center. All volunteers manage one or more of their international task teams such as university relations, fundraising and media; working together online with volunteers in other centers. You will be assigned according to your experience. You must possess excellent time management skills.
Those who are secure without the comforts of home gain the most from this valuable opportunity. They are looking for applicants preferably with:
A related university degree; eg. in social studies, language, teaching, medicine, law, social work
Experience abroad; travel, working or volunteering
1-2 years working experience in any field
Experience with teaching and/or children
Fluency in English, both written and spoken is essential. Those interested in volunteering at an IHF centre are required to complete a level of pre-trip duties in order to gain an understanding of how our organization functions.
Volunteers must commit to serve at least a year at the center. Basic accommodation and food is provided by IHF. You are a volunteer at the center, and all local tasks completed are done so without pay. Volunteers who commit to serving one year or more will receive a small monthly stipend. It is broken down as follows:-
First 3 months: Training period – $20 per month
3-6 months: Assistant co-Director – $50 per month
6-9 months: Co-Director – $80 per month
9-12 months: Co-Director – $100 per month
This stipend results only from the international online work; not from any local tasks. After one year there is the opportunity to become a full Director.
Strict IHF Policy: These stipends are fixed. They will not be raised for more experienced applicants, and everyone will be upgraded according to the timeframes outlined above, and no sooner. There are no exceptions to this, regardless of what may be the situation in the centre. We are an all-Volunteer organization and training and hands-on experience is paramount.
Deadline: 30 April 2014 Open to: students from all over the world Venue: Strobl/Austria, July 12 – August 9, 2014
The University of Vienna Sommerhochschule (SHS) was established in 1949, since then an International Summer Program is offered every year. Apart from its educational mission, one of the summer program’s most important aims has been restoring and promoting mutual understanding between Austrians and Americans that World War II had done so much to destroy.
Today the program provides a multidimensional survey of the present development of Europe and the European Union (EU). Participants will study both the decision making processes within the EU institutions as well as various aspects of European political culture. The program aims at contributing to an increased understanding of the EU and its possible future shape.
Students from all over the world have been drawn to the program, not only because of the outstanding academic reputation of its European Studies program and the excellent opportunities it offers students to learn German, but also because of its location directly on the shores of one of Austria’s most scenic lakes, Lake Wolfgang, in the Salzkammergut region, and because of the area’s excellent sports and recreational facilities.
The intercultural dimension provided by the summer program’s internationally diverse student population has become one of the most rewarding features of students’ learning experience. Today, more than 30 different nationalities are represented in the student body, up to 100 students accepted into the program, creating the conditions most conducive to intercultural and social interaction.
The Sommerhochschule operates under the academic and administrative supervision of the Rector of the University of Vienna. The organizers, faculty and sponsors believe that the Sommerhochschule’s formula of holistic learning – intellectual pursuit and physical exercise in a setting of intercultural and social exchange – helps reinforce mutual respect and tolerance among participants.
We would like to invite you to study at the University of Vienna’s campus in Strobl/St. Wolfgang and, like thousands have done before you, experience an unforgettable summer.
Applicants have to be at least 18 years old and must have completedtwo years of studies at college or university level in their countries of residence or have an educational background equivalent to one year at a European university before the beginning of the program.
Applicants must be in attendance for the whole period of the International Summer Program, be able to take part in the number of required courses, have an adequate command of the English language and be in good health. Students whose native language is not English must submit evidence of proficiency in English with their application. Applicants should also note that certain courses may have prerequisites.
The International Summer program is an all-inclusive program and provides not only courses in the European Studies and the German Language Programs, but also board and lodging as well as a social program for the participants.
The program fee includes the following:
The tuition for the four week program. Within the four week period, students can attend four courses.
Use of all campus facilities (e.g. library, computer lab, TV room, etc.).
Handouts, scripts and other relevant teaching material.
Accommodation and full board for the four weeks. Students are accommodated in single and double rooms. The meals include breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Use of all sports and recreational facilities (students’ dock on the lake, the tennis court, the sports hall, the indoor gym and the table tennis equipment) and participation on the sports program (tennis and windsurfing lessons, organized ball games and tournaments and mountain hikes).
A ticket to the chamber concert.
All planned excursions, including Salzburg, St. Wolfgang and Ebensee.
As the International Summer Program is an all-inclusive program, applicants can apply only for the complete program. It is not possible to attend courses only.
Sommerhochschule fees are € 1,800 which include registration, tuition, use of all sports and recreational facilities (including tennis and windsurfing lessons), and all planned excursions.
An additional fee for room and board on campus will be collected by the Sommerhochschule for the host institution (Bundesinstitut für Erwachsenenbildung). This fee includes accommodation and full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner) for the four week program.
Accommodation in a single room: € 1,625
Accommodation in a double room: € 1,325
Rooms will be distributed according to availability. Room reservations for double rooms will be considered in order of arrival, as long as double rooms are available.
All additional costs for travel arrangements as well as health insurance and medical care are the responsibility of the participants.
The two-week long Austrian Arbitration Academy can also be attended as an independent program. In this case the fees are € 1,200 which include registration, tuition, use of all sports and recreational facilities, and all planned excursions.
An additional fee for room and board on campus will be collected by the Sommerhochschule for the host institution (Bundesinstitut für Erwachsenenbildung). This fee includes accommodation and full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner) for the two week academy program.
Accommodation in a single room: € 820
The currency used in Austria is the European Euro (€). The rate of exchange is approximately € 1 to US$ 1.35 (September 2013).
Applicants are required to pay the deposit of € 300 and upon notification of their acceptance the remaining fee of of € 1,500 for the program feeand the accommodation fee of € 1,625 for a single room (or € 1,325 for a double room) into the bank account of the Sommerhochschule:
Innovationszentrum Universität Wien GmbH – Sommerhochschule
Bank: UniCredit Bank Austria AG
Bank address: Schottengasse 6, 1010 Vienna, Austria
Account number: 00282240100
Bank code: 11000
IBAN: AT57 1100 0002 8224 0100
The applicant’s full name (first name and surname) has to be stated as “reason for transfer” or “reason for payment”. All charges in connection with the payment must be borne by the participant. In some cases charges can be incurred both in your home country and in Austria.
Checks are accepted but please note that bank charges are higher for checks than for a bank transfer.
In order to ensure that students can prepare all materials needed for the application in time, it is advisable to read the information given in the chapter carefully before starting the application process.
Further details are
A limited number of partial scholarships ranging from € 300 to € 2,400 are available for the European Study section of the International Summer Program. For More Information about scholarships, Please Click HERE
Deadline: 01.19.2014 (January 19) Open to: Undergraduate, Graduate and Postgraduate (Master) Law students Remuneration: Salaries vary depending on traineeships
The Student Trainee Exchange Programme (STEP) makes it possible for law students and young lawyers to gain working experience abroad. STEP Traineeships are an outstanding opportunity to gain practical legal experience and plunge into the culture of another country. Our traineeships can last between 2 weeks and 2 years and can take place in any law related area.
ELSA International is happy to announce that we have 88 STEP Traineeships for 112 potential STEP Trainees in 25 countries.
Only Law students can apply for the traineeships( Undergraduate, Graduate and Postgraduate)
Salary depends on the certain traineeship you are applying for. The traineeships with their descriptions may be found on step.elsa.org portal (There are traineeships which are paid 100 Euros per month as well as ones for which you can get1000 Euros or even more per month)
Traineeships can be found on theunder the tab ‘Traineeships’. They are divided per country. Click on the Traineeship for more specifications.
Fill in the application form that you can find in every right upper corner of the single Traineeships or ask your local STEP Officer to provide you with the right Form.
You can only fill in 1 Form and in that you can apply for the maximum of 3 Traineeships!
Contact ELSA Azerbaijan STEP group by facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/StepAzerbaijan) or by e-mail (email@example.com). STEP officers in Baku State University , Academy of Public Administration and National Aviation Academy can be approached for getting the information about STEP and filling in application forms.The information about them can be found on our facebook page.
After filling in the send or hand it to ELSA STEP Azerbaijan. If you have problems filling it in feel free to approach and ask one of our officers or address your question online .
Remember to submit your application before the application deadline
check on: https://erecruit.unaids.org/public/hrd-cl-vac-view.asp?o_c=1000&jobinfo_uid_c=27079&vaclng=en
UNAIDS is an innovative United Nations partnership that leads and inspires the world in achieving universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.
UNAIDS’ Cosponsors include UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, UNDP, UNFPA, UNODC, UN Women, ILO, UNESCO, WHO and the World Bank. Visit the UNAIDS Web site at www.unaids.org
Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/13/INT1
Title: Internship with UNAIDS
Contract type: Internship
Date: 1 February 2013
Application Deadline: 1 February 2014
(52 day(s) until closing deadline) Internships
Organization unit: AI UNAIDS Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (AI)
Duty station: Multiple Duty Stations
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
To be provided by the respective Supervisor and relected in the Terms of Reference for the internship.
Candidates for internships at UNAIDS must be engaged in a course of post-secondary studies leading to a formal qualification in an approved university programme at the under-graduate or post-graduate level.
Contractual Terms and Conditions:
– Ability to work effectively in teams, adapt and integrate easily with the team, work cooperatively in support of team objectives.
– Ability to convey ideas and thoughts in a clear and convincing way in one-on-one discussions or groups presentations and ability to produce clear correspondence and written reports.
– Ability to effectively apply their knowledge and skills to the job, and to consistently learn and improve performance.
– Ability to show initiative and enthusiasm in their work, effectively organize and manage time, and deliver high-quality results in line with agreed objectives.
– Ability to innovate and find new ways of working and improving results while maintaining a strong service orientation.
– Ability to take ownership of assigned responsibilities, to be productive, fulfill commitments and use resources responsibly.
The duration of internships is limited to a minimum or six weeks and a maximum of three months. No remuneration of any kind is offered, nor and any travel or subsistence expenses covered. Interns must provide proof of adequate health insurance; UNAIDS will provide accident insurance coverage only. Persons with immediate family employed by the UNAIDS Secretariat are not eligible for internships.
Applications from people living with HIV are particularly welcome. Applications from women and from nationals of non- and under-represented member states are particularly encouraged.
Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to the Staff Regulations and Rules of the World Health Organization (WHO) adjusted, as necessary, to take into account the particular operational needs of UNAIDS, and any subsequent amendments.
Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
Note: The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer or promotion of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity. The medical criterion for recruitment is fitness to work in the particular post. The United Nations HIV/AIDS Personnel Policy clearly stipulates that no staff and/or potential candidates shall be discriminated against on the basis of real or perceived HIV status. HIV infection, in itself, does not constitute lack of fitness to work. There is no obligation to disclose HIV-related personal information.
Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable UNAIDS to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit UNAIDS’s e-Recruitment website at:https://erecruit.unaids.org. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.
Deadline: rolling Open to: artists or cultural workers from Europe or neighboring countries, aged 18-35 Grant: €250 to €700 for travel ticket expenses
STEP Beyond Travel grants fund up and coming artists and cultural workers – giving priority to individuals up to 35 years and/or in the first 10 years of their career – to travel between EU and countries bordering the EU.
The travel grants support individual artists and cultural workers travelling across borders in a wider European space, to explore, network and set up new collaborations. They also see the travel scheme as a tool for professional development, ranging from planning, fundraising and application to payment procedures.
Eligible travelers should present a well-prepared travel itinerary and have a clear plan of activities, with at least one committed partner or host in the destination country. Funded travel should represent a starting point for continued collaboration and the resulting projects should have some impact on the local/regional arts and culture scene and/or policy-making.
They especially welcome applications from the following countries: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, Palestinian Territories, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey and the Ukraine.
STEP Beyond Travel Grants from/to the countries of South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia) and Turkey are jointly funded with the (OSF).
artist or cultural worker of any contemporary artistic or cultural discipline (individual or representing a cultural or artistic independent organisation)
based in Europe or in its neighborhood. Relevant countries are: Albania, Andorra, Algeria, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, The Netherlands, Norway, Palestinian Territories, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.
individuals aged between 18 and 35 and/or those in the first ten years of a professional career in their relevant field are more likely to be considered
STEP Beyond Travel Grants are only meant for contributing towards international travel ticket expenses. Grants range from €250 to €700 depending on the country you are departing from and the country you will travel to.
There is no deadline for this grant scheme, so you can apply at any time but at least one month before your planned travel. The selection process takes up to one month. Before applying please read the carefully. Apply .
Deadline: 31 December 2013 Open to: all artists over 18 years old Award: free exhibition unit (9m2) on the A.R.T. 2014 fair from 16-20 April 2014
The Taiwan International Contemporary Artist Association has organized one of Asia’s top art contests, the International Art Competition (IAC), since 2011. The organizer is now combining IAC together with Art Revolution Taipei (ART), the most important platform of art exchange in Taiwan, to promote individual artists to the international market. The combined power of both of these unrivaled art outlets will result in more opportunities of sponsorship, exhibition and sale.
Making a hit with 9o percent of the exhibiting artists having sales during the show, with great support from world-class high-powered collectors, Art Revolution Taipei will launch its 3rd edition at Taipei World Trade Center Hall 3. Carrying further its dual curatorial axes – “presenting artists at the center of the exhibition stage” and “designing the entire art fair as a colossal artwork” – the 3rd ART features “My Revolution” as its annual theme.
The entire exhibition will be designed into nine sections: Curatorial Classics, Taiwan Contemporary Art, China Contemporary Art, International Contemporary Art, New York Contemporary Art Fund, International Artist Juries Competition, Art with Entrepreneurs, Art and Design, and Art Your Compassion. It brings more distinguished artists to participate than before, with 254 artists from 40 countries.
The contest is open to all artists over 18 years old and each artist may submit up to two artworks for consideration — 2D artworks, created with Oil or Acrylic and completed no earlier than 2010. No specific theme is required.
All accepted entries will be exhibited for sale in the ART 2014 fair between 16 and 20 April, 2014 and one artist will be sponsored a free exhibition unit (9m2) on the A.R.T. 2015 fair.
The deadline for applications is 31 December 2013. Download the entry form available HERE, fill in it and send it with JPG images of your artwork to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finalists will be announced on the website on 10 January 2014. The organizer will announce the winner of “Gallery Award” at the preview VIP night on 16 April 2014.
You may direct your questions to the organizers at email@example.com.
The WTO Secretariat maintains a limited internship programme for post-graduate university students wishing to gain practical experience and deeper knowledge of the multilateral trading system. Only a limited number of such internship posts is available.
As part of the internship programme, we also offer the WTO Accessions Internship Programme
(http://www.wto.org/english/thewto_e/acc_e/acc_internship_e.htm), sponsored by the Government of China, within the framework of the MOU on the “China’s LDCs and Accessions Programme” established in July 2011. Four internship positions are available on an annual basis under this Programme.
Interested candidates should follow the procedures and conform to the eligibility criteria set out below.
Intake to the programme is on a continuing basis, with no specific recruitment period. There is no opening or closing date for applications.
Duration: Up to 24 weeks.
Assignments given to interns are intended to enhance interns’ knowledge and understanding of the WTO and of trade policy more generally. However, the needs of the Division recruiting an intern will be paramount in determining the precise nature of assignments.
RULES AND PROCEDURES FOR INTERNS
Interns are recruited from among nationals of WTO Members and countries and customs territories engaged in accession negotiations.
Interns will have completed their undergraduate studies in a relevant discipline (e.g. economics, law, political science, international relations), and shall have completed at least one year of their postgraduate studies.
The minimum age for an intern shall be 21 years and the maximum age 30 years.
A roster of suitable candidates is maintained from which interns are selected. In addition to the regular internship programme, the need may also arise to recruit interns at short notice for particular tasks. These recruits will also be drawn from the roster. Names will not be maintained on the roster for longer than one year.
Contractual Terms and Conditions:
Paid interns receive a daily allowance of CHF 60 (including week-ends and official holidays falling within the selected period). No other remuneration of any kind shall be paid.
Internships take place in Geneva, Switzerland only. Travel expenses to and from Geneva cannot be paid by the WTO, and such travel is not covered by the Organization’s insurance. Interns are also responsible for their own insurance cover for illness and accidents while they are working at the WTO.
The WTO may also employ unpaid interns funded from external sources.
Internships are generally of a duration of up to 24 weeks, the length of the internship depending on the project the interns is requested to work on, and on the needs of each Division. The granting of an internship does not entail in any way the right to an extension thereof nor to a vacancy in another part of the Secretariat. Interns may nevertheless apply to external vacancies. Internships can start at any time during the year.
An internship can be terminated by the WTO Secretariat or by the intern with one week’s notice.
The Director responsible for an intern will write an evaluation report at the end of the internship, and the intern will also be required to evaluate the internship. Both evaluations will be placed on file.
An agreement will be established between the intern and the Director of the Human Resources Division, specifying the conditions of service and details of any remuneration.
Interns are treated like secretariat staff members during their stay insofar as their obligations, in particular with regard to confidentiality.
Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WTO to store your profile in a permanent database.
Please visit WTO’s E-Recruitment website at: www.wto.org. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.
The summer 2014 Global News Internship is a paid, highly selective, 12-week individually tailored training program for students who are aspiring cross-format journalists. Interns must have experience and/or training in video and one other format. They will contribute to AP’s text, video, photo and interactive reporting.
Am I eligible?
The internship is open to U.S. and international students as well as recent graduates. Applicants must be:
current full-time students within two years of earning an undergraduate degree (juniors and seniors) or
current full-time graduate students or
students who will graduate December 2013 or later.
How many people are in the program?
As many as 20 interns will be selected.
Where are the internships located?
U.S. internships are available in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Raleigh and Washington, D.C.International locationsare Jerusalem, London, Mexico City, Nairobi, New Delhi, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Seoul and Tokyo.
What are the highlights of the program?
You get to work in an AP bureau under the supervision of a designated trainer. You’ll cover breaking news and complete a final enterprise project working across multiple formats that may be featured in many media outlets around the world.
When does the program start?
You must be able to start the internship in June 2014.
What do you need from me?
A 300-word autobiographical essay on this topic: “The Associated Press seeks to recruit and retain a workforce that embodies a wide range of talents, experiences, achievements and journalistic skills. Please describe the qualities and accomplishments you would bring to the company as an intern.”
A resume and cover letter (please include your projected graduation date).
Three to five examples of your work (links to a website of your clips, video, photos and multimedia work are preferred).
A letter of reference from a previous internship or former employer.
How to apply
. (Please note: The listing on careers.ap.org applies to internship positions in all locations, not solely New York.)