International Youth Conference 2015 in Pakistan

Deadline:  20 February 2015 at 23:59 PST GMT+5
Open to: participants between the ages of 18 and 35 years old, linked to an organization or network, from all over the world
Venue: 25-30 May 2015, Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Pakistan


The State of Azad Jammu and Kashmir is a youthful state. After the catastrophic Earthquake in 2005, youth of this region has taken the challenge and actively engaged themselves in rebuilding and reorganizing the social structure and life with the cooperation of the international community. They have much to share with and learn from youth around the world on this ongoing journey.

Furthermore, the State of Jammu and Kashmir is known as heaven on earth. Azad Kashmir has a peaceful environment with extensive places of tourist interest to be seen. Azad Jammu and Kashmir, a peaceful, beautiful and full-of-nature place in the world, will also inspires the conference delegates to join hands together for humanity and harmony  while taking full advantage of the entertainment and tourism opportunity in the area.

Youth is more than half of the world’s total population. Youth is supposed to be the leading stakeholder of the planet earth in various aspects. At an individual level young people are playing an important role for development and progress in their communities with new and innovative ideas and practices and effective approaches to addressing issues. Collectively, youth, inspired with strong visions and equipped with relevant skills, can work together through participation and partnership to make a better world. To foster the cooperation, communication and to build strong relationship among the youth of this planet, Kashmir Youth Parliament is going to organize International Youth Conference 2015, Azad Kashmir, to offer a platform for youth as future leaders of the world to hone their leadership, diplomacy, cultural, intercultural communication, critical thinking and self-development skills.

IYC2015 aims to explore how full potential of the youth from around the world can be effectively utilized to collaborate for common goals of progress and development and to minimize the challenges and issues in variety of perspectives. Participants will develop the concepts and skills needed to positively impact their communities.

This conference brings together youth leaders and activists, and youth leaders from all over the world together to increase their awareness of youth rights and responsibilities, while also providing them opportunities to strengthen their leadership and diplomatic skills. Our goal is to empower youth by providing the tools and knowledge that will help them develop into future leaders who will instigate positive change in our world, and to start a dialogue on global challenges and their solutions to inspire, equip and connect youth to make a difference on the following leading topics:

  • Rights and responsibilities of the youth as global citizens
  • Youth participation in democracy
  • Cross cultural harmony and Peace development

The conference features a variety of activities such as:

The grand opening ceremony on the first evening, where cultural performance, introduction etc. government officials, diplomats, International media persons and Youth leaders will also join.

Plenary sessions, where highly experienced, known and appreciated speakers will be invited to contribute to discussions at the conference. To mention a few: Famous Journalists, professionals, youth experts; representatives from Kashmir Youth Parliament, ICRC, United Nations officials , Dignitaries from Pakistan Government, and many more.

Interactive workshops on the following topics:

  • Environmental protection and sustainable development
  • Youth participation in Democracy
  • Gender equality, and women empowerment
  • Developing youth leadership
  • Gender equality and women empowerment
  • Globalization and Youth
  • Gross-cultural communication

Cultural performances and Exhibition of cultural and traditional items, for delegates to share the beauty of their own culture and appreciate the cultural diversity represented the conference;

Drawing the declaration of the IYC 2015, Azad Kashmir;

Tree-planting for solidarity and sustainability. A plantation activity in which every delegate will plant a tree, attached with his/her tag name. We will send the picture of that plant every year to the delegate.

Visits to Kashmir Youth Parliament office and join the session of its Parliament.

Cultural excursion and City tour, including with a cultural evening with a dinner hosted by Government of Azad Jammu and Kashmir.



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

Youth leaders from all the continents of the world with a wealth of experience in Youth NGOs and Voluntary Organizations, or with experience in youth activism and active citizenship and having a keen interest in youth empowerment and coordination with youth of Azad Kashmir aged between18-35.


There is no participation fee but participants have to pay for their own airfare and visa fee. All other costs on the ground, including food and accommodation and local transport, will be covered by IYC 2015.


The selection of the participants will be based on responses to essay questions regarding motivation as well as past and future involvement in issues to be tackled during the Conference.  In addition, the organizers will take a look at your professional and/or educational and/or volunteering background to see how it is positioning you in a way that would help you disseminate what you will learn. Also, the applicants’ level of English proficiency will play a role in the selection process. Lastly, balance in terms of region and gender will be respected in the final selection. Please fill in the online application form and submit it before the 20th February 2015 23:59 (PST). We will inform you about the results of the selection of participants on 30th February.

Please download this registration form and send

If you have any questions,  write to:

The official web-page.

Opportunity to Intern at CIA

Undergraduate Internship Program – National Clandestine Service

Work Schedule: Full Time
Salary: $40,154
Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area

Students may apply for Summers 2016/2017 internships between 1 January to 30 April 2015.

Applicants should attach a two-page cover letter, essay and college transcripts to the online application (please see Minimum Requirements for details).

The National Clandestine Service (NCS) is the covert arm of the CIA.

NCS interns support the NCS mission of collecting human intelligence on critical international developments. Interns will work in the Washington, D.C. area with teams of knowledgeable professionals.

Student internship positions offer salaries competitive with the private sector and the same benefits as permanent employees.

This program is designed for undergraduate students interested in a NCS career via the NCS Professional Trainee Program. Interns are generally Freshmen at the time of application and have minimal professional work experience.

Program Requirements:

  • U.S. citizenship
  • 3.0 GPA or better at the time of application and maintained throughout the program
  • Anticipated graduation date of May/June 2018
  • Full-time undergraduate student
  • Enrollment in a 4-year academic institution with at least one semester completed by the time of application. Please include your college/university information under the Education Section of the on-line application with your anticipated graduation date
  • Availability to complete two 90-day NCS summer internships in the Washington D.C. area; the first will start May or June 2016 and the second will start May or June 2017
  • Apply between 01 January and 30 April 2015
  • Impeccable integrity, outstanding interpersonal skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, and commitment to serving the interests of our country
  • Interest in foreign affairs and national security issues
  • Interest in and ability to meet requirements for the Professional Trainee Programfollowing graduation
  • Due to processing requirements, the NCS will not consider applicants who plan to travel out of country for more than 90 consecutive days between January 2015 and May 2016. Extended foreign travel is discouraged between January 2017 and May 2017 as well
  • Successful completion of medical and polygraph examinations as well as a background investigation by May 2016
  • Foreign language skills, overseas experience are desirable but not required

We encourage all applicants to read about the Agency from the Suggested Reading List.

Minimum requirements:

Please list in the Education Section of the online application your college/university information with your GPA and anticipated graduation date. Under preferences and Job Objective, please explain why you would like an internship with the NCS and what makes you a good candidate.

Applicants should attach to the online application the following:

  • A two-page cover letter describing yourself, why you are interested in a NCS career and what characteristics and experiences distinguish you from other applicants
  • An essay (not to exceed 500 words) on a subject of US national security interest
  • College transcripts

To be considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last twelve months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to twelve months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.

Important Notice: Applicants for the NCS student internship are permitted to tell only their parents about their application and these discussions should be done in-person. Your discretion throughout the entire hiring process is necessary to ensure maximum flexibility for your potential NCS career. Further guidance will be provided as competitive applicants move through the hiring steps.

To Apply:

Save the position(s) that interest you in the job cart. You can add up to four (4) positions. Job cart selections will only be retained during this site visit, so be sure to click “Apply Now” before closing the browser window. After clicking “Apply Now” you will be taken to the application account creation page. The positions will appear in the cart once you have created an account.DO NOT submit multiple applications; this will only slow the review of your application and delay processing. Please read the Application Instructions carefully before you begin the online application process.

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Minneapolis, MN, USA – Youthprise is Seeking 2015 Change Fellows (Young People 16-25 with BIG Ideas)

Youthprise is Seeking 2015 Change Fellows (Young People 16-25 with BIG Ideas) 

What does a Change Fellow do? •1 year commitment beginning Feb. 7 • Participate in 10 personal and professional development sessions •Participate in the curriculum • read 2 books • keep a visual journal • Complete an implementation plan

What does a Change Fellow get? • $3,500 stipend to actively participate •Curriculum materials •Opportunity to apply for an implementation grant after successfully completing the fellowship. Applications due Jan. 23, by 5pm CST. Find more information and to apply to Youthprise.


The Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) is excited to announce our 16th annual Leadership and Advocacy Training (LAT) for emerging leaders from Southeast Asian American communities and their allies!

This year’s LAT will be held in Washington, DC from April 27 – 29, 2015. The LAT program provides a forum for Southeast Asian American community leaders to participate in activities and workshops that include collective strategizing, networking, advocacy, and relationship building with decision makers on issues that impact the Southeast Asian American community.


In the past, participants have included staff of community-based organizations, individual leaders, and students from high school, undergraduate, and graduate programs. The LAT program is intended for emerging leaders and members of Southeast Asian American communities who want to learn more about policy and advocacy. Although the training is tailored to Southeast Asian Americans, it is also open to individuals working to elevate the voices of Southeast Asian American communities.
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The LAT trains participants to become advocacy leaders in their communities, and is best suited for community members hoping to learn more about education, health, and immigration policy, effective communication and framing, and creating system-level change. Participants will take a deep dive into their own personal experiences as a foundation for identifying both issues and solutions, and have the opportunity to network with other change-makers from across the country.


SEARAC will cover the majority of travel and lodging expenses for accepted applicants living outside of the Washington, DC area, but participants may be responsible for a portion of their travel costs.

Application & Deadline

Deadline: February 2, 2015



Souvan Lee



NewAge Painting Contest 2015

Deadline: 26 March 2015
Open to: senior students of 2014 academic year from Faculties of Education Department of Painting and Faculties of Fine Arts
Prize: US $10,000


The New Age painting contest aims to open new horizons for art lovers and to promote and support young artists. At the end of this first of a series of (traditionally) annual contests, achievement awards will be granted and artworks of significance will be displayed in an exhibition, further supporting the works of the young artists.


  • This contest is open to the senior students of 2014 academic year from Faculties of Education Department of Painting and Faculties of Fine Arts;
  • Each student to apply for the contest has to submit a document concerning his or her status as a senior class student;
  • Only artworks to be accepted will be oil on canvas and acrylic;
  • The long edge of the painting will be no more than 50 cm;
  • The artworks are not to be framed.


  • The winner will receive US $5,000 and will be given the New age figurine of bronze and Bilkent Sanat Sokağı will have a gallery to his or her name for one year, and one year worth painting materials;
  • Second place will receive  3000 ,own exhibition in Bilkent Sanat Sokağı for 21 days and one year worth painting materials;
  • Third place wins 2000 own exhibition in Bilkent Sanat Sokağı for 21 days and one year worth painting materials;
  • A catalogue of the best 200 artworks will be sent to 200 artists;


To apply use this application form and alongside the painting and other documents need to be sent to this postal address:
Bilkent Center
AVM 3/33 Bilkent/ Çankaya

For any questions you need to contact :

Call for Participation: Short Stories on Identity, Research and Activism in Belgium

Deadline:  01 March 2015
Open to: researchers, activists
Venue: 16 March 2015, Leuven, Belgium


In a diverse society, the formation of identities and groups is subject to a continuing political struggle within public sphere. Identity serves as a source of political commitment, as a catalyst for political mobilisation, and/or as a subject of political conflicts. Identity creates shared interests, and as such makes them tangible. It is also a source of solidarity networks and cooperation, while the boundaries of what constitutes an identity continues to create an ongoing struggle of who belongs and who doesn’t. “The politics of identity” is therefore personal.

Also for scholars belonging to an (ethnical, cultural, sexual,…) minority, identity is a source of commitment. It inspires their research, it often becomes the subject of their research, but it also drives their political commitment. The intrinsic personal and political characteristics of such a research usually demands for a closer involvement by the researcher, not only to the research topic but also to the research subjects. Because of this involvement, it is not surprising that many scholars are (also) involved in political action.


This workshop wants to contribute to the broader societal debate on the combination of scientific research with political commitment by exchanging experiences and strategies between a diversity of people. As such, we hope to create a platform where people with different backgrounds could meet and get in touch.

The workshop therefore targets all researchers and/or activists, in Flanders/Belgium and abroad, who are dealing with the politics of identity in one way or another. More specifically, we would like to attract young researchers (PhD students, post-docs, …) as to reflect on the influence of their political commitment on their (academic) career, and vice versa. Not only could this advance knowledge on diversity issues, it could foster further critical reflections on the own university culture, and the place of a (young) researcher within this system.


Registration is free but required to plan catering


Please mail your idea to and before 15-01-2015.

There are no limitations concerning the format of your idea: textual, visual and audio- proposals are accepted. Creative presentations, personal experiences, methodological input and creative output are warmly welcome.

Each talk/story/presentation will last no longer than 10-15 minutes.
In order to register for the workshop and/or lecture, please or before 01-03-2015.

The official web-page.

Fabrica One Year Artist Scholarships for Artists

Deadline: ongoing
Open to: graphic designer, musician, industrial designer, filmmaker, motion graphics artist, writer, illustrator, interaction designer, animators under 25 years old worldwide
Fellowship: return trip from your country; accommodation in Treviso (to share with one or two Fabrica grant holders); lunch from Monday to Friday; a monthly money supply to cover living expenses; health insurance for the entire duration of the scholarship.


Fabrica is a communication research centre. It is based in Treviso, Italy, and is an integral part of the Benetton Group. Established in 1994, Fabrica offers young creative people from around the world a one-year study grant and provides opportunities for professional and creative growth, as well as a wealth of resources and relationships, as they develop social and cultural communication projects in the fields of design, visual communication, photography, interaction, video, music, and journalism. Fabrica engages in areas enabling a diverse range of disciplines including product design, graphic design, photography, interaction design, code, video, music, journalism and media. Small, medium and large projects are developed by multidisciplinary creative teams, capable of shifting fluidly depending on need. Fabrica announces One Year Artist Scholarships for Artists.

Please specify which studio area you are applying for:



You might be a coder, graphic designer, musician, industrial designer, filmmaker, motion graphics artist, writer, illustrator, interaction designer, animator, some combination of these or even something else. You must be 25 years old or younger.


The scholarship includes: return trip from your country; accommodation in Treviso (to share with one or two Fabrica grant holders); lunch from Monday to Friday; a monthly money supply to cover living expenses; health insurance for the entire duration of the scholarship.


Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Please see the Facebook pages for Fabrica and Colors for more information about the projects we are currently working on.

Please see the Areas section for a guide to the current areas running at Fabrica — you will be asked to select which area you are interested in joining.

In order to apply, register HERE.

Telephone +39 0422 516202 – 516111

For further information please visit the official website.