UNESCO 2016 Worldwide Youth Multimedia Competition

Deadline: 16 January 2016
Open to: young people around the world aged 10-24
Prizes: an invitation to UNESCO’s Builders of the Universe Camp in Maryland, USA


UNESCO, the U.N. organization that brings grass roots initiatives in Education, Science, and Culture, invites youth around the world to take part in this year’s Multimedia Competition. The task is simple. Choose one of the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals and develop your solution to accomplish this aim.

Entrants should respond by making a 3-minute multimedia production, 500-700 word written essay, art work or any method that channels a specific passion in answering the prompt.


The categories are:

  • Juniors – ages 10 to 14;  
  • Youth – ages 15 to 19;
  • Young Adult – ages 20 to 24.

To be eligible, following conditions have to be met:

  • The work has to be relevant to the question;
  • The work must be original;
  • Please make sure your essay satisfies the following formatting criteria:
    •  12 point Times New Roman;
    • Double-spaced;
    • 1 inch margins all around;
    • 500-700 words in English in MLA format.
  • Videos must be 3-minutes maximum;
  • Images of 3-dimensional art will be accepted.  You must complete the 100 word explanation of your work on the Submission Form;
  • 1 entry per person.


There will be 7 semifinalists for each age group who will receive a certificate. The three finalists in each age group will receive an official plaque engraved with their name and a certificate. They will have an invitation to UNESCO’s Builders of the Universe Camp held during the summer of 2016 at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland, USA.

The invitation will include a scholarship for the fee for the camp, food, accommodations, and transport to and from the airport. Airfare is not included.  There will be a special ceremony held for contest winners at the camp.  In addition, the top 9 winners will be recognized and showcased in global events during the year.

How to apply?

The deadline for applications is 16 January 2016. To apply please fill in the online Submission Form HERE.

For more information please visit the official website.

The Youth Event at the 7th Global Forum in Baku, Azerbaijan

Deadline:  17 January 2016, 11:59 PM Eastern Time (New York)
Open to: participants between the ages of 18 and 35 years old
Venue: 25-27 August 2016, Baku, Azerbaijan


The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) is pleased to announce the launch of the call for applications for the Youth Event at the 7th Global Forum hosted by the government of Azerbaijan from April 25 to 27, 2016 in Baku. Up to 150 youth from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds with outstanding track records in intercultural dialogue and youth work will be selected to participate in the Youth Event (April 25th), attend the Global Forum (April 26-27th) and thus contribute to the global narrative on social inclusion.

This unique international level opportunity for civic and intercultural participation is designed to give participants a chance to share their experiences, learn from each other, interact with key stakeholders and experts in their area of interest and network with a broader range of actors in the field of social inclusion and intercultural dialogue. The Youth Event will also have an online component with the aim of maximizing the exchange of ideas among participants and preparation for the actual event. Its outcome will be a series of Narratives of Tomorrow, which articulate youth’s vision for inclusive societies, building on the positive contributions youth are already making in this regard.

UNAOC is an initiative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, which responds to a broad consensus across nations, cultures and religions that all societies are interdependent, bound together in their development and security, and in their environmental, economic and financial well-being. Established in 2005, the UNAOC’s mission is to improve cross-cultural understanding and cooperation among countries, peoples and communities. It seeks to forge collective political will and to mobilize concerted action at the institutional and civil society levels to overcome the prejudice, misperceptions and polarization. UNAOC contributes to a coalescing global movement which, reflecting the will of the vast majority of people, rejects extremism in any society. Learn more about the UNAOC at www.unaoc.org.


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

  • Are you between 18 and 35 years old? *
  • Are you a member or a representative of a youth-led organization, network or initiative?
  • Have you undertaken initiatives at the community or policy level that foster social inclusion, intercultural dialogue, and promote peace?
  • Do you want to contribute to a global conversation on intercultural understanding and exchange innovative experiences?
  • Do you want to meet other youth leaders from all over the world and develop joint actions?
  • Would you like to take part in discussions that will help shape the United Nations’ agenda with regards to relations among different cultures?

* Applicants selected to the 7th UNAOC Global Forum will be aged between 18-35 during the entire Forum. To be considered eligible, applicants must be born on or between April 28, 1980 and April 25, 1998.


Selected participants of the 7th UNAOC Global Forum Youth Event will be provided with the following:

  • As an official policy, the organizers of the 7th UNAOC Global Forum do not require payment of any participation fee. All selected youth participants will have access to the Youth Event and Global Forum and will be provided with round-trip international ticket (economy class) to Baku; 4 days accommodation (in shared accommodation [double-rooms], with a participant from the same gender, from April 24 through April 28, A.M. hours). Meals and coffee breaks will be provided during the official program of the Youth Event and the 7th UNAOC Global Forum, as well as shuttles to/from the airport in Baku.

Participants will cover the following:

  • Youth participants will be responsible for their transportation to and from the airport in their country of residence, visa costs (application fees, pictures, travel to consulate/embassy, courier service, etc.), medical insurance for their stay in Azerbaijan, as well as any incidental expenses, souvenirs, equipment, etc., and meals incurred outside of the official portions of the Global Forum.


Youth participants aged 18-35 will be selected on the basis of merit demonstrated through motivation, experience, relevance and potential. The selection committee will ensure balance in terms of age, gender, geography, and diversity of backgrounds (cultural, educational, professional, area of focus, etc.) among selected participants. In addition, special attention will be paid to ensure participation of youth from marginalized or disadvantaged groups; from conflict-affected areas or from communities going through a post-conflict process. The selection committee will be composed of representatives of the organizing committee (UNAOC and host country) and representatives of youth-led structures, organizations or networks.

In order to apply, register HERE.

  • An application form, completed and certified by the applicant;
  • A copy of the identification page of your international passport; an
  • Your resume/curriculum vitae in English (maximum 3 pages).

Word/character limit for each question in the application form needs to be respected. The application system automatically counts words and characters.

The application deadline is January 17, 2016, 11:59 PM Eastern Time (New York).

If you have any questions, check the Application Guidelines or check the FAQ section

The official web-page.

MN Executive Pathways Summer Internship – due December 21, 2015


Executive Pathways Student Guide

History and purpose

The Executive Pathways Internship Program began as a pilot project in 1995 to meet the challenge of providing qualified protected group candidates to begin correcting the disparity in the department’s work force, particularly in higher level management and supervisory positions. The program has developed numerous internships over the years and several students have gone on to fill positions in their chosen field within the department. It has become a continuing activity administered by the Office of Equity, Performance and Development Equal Opportunity and Access.

The internships are designed to focus on the professional development of students majoring in the areas of public policy, social work, law and related fields. The goal is for students to have the opportunity to work and learn in a large government management system and to be a part of policy-making decisions that impact the lives of many Minnesotans.

Executive Pathways Internship Program Information (DOC)

Executive Pathways Internship Application (DOC)

Executive Pathways Internship Information and Application (PDF)

Executive Pathways goals are to:

Provide students the opportunity to impact human services policies. Contribute to the development of the students’ talents. Begin to open doors for participants to become permanent employees of the department. Give students the opportunity to learn the complexities of intergovernmental relationships. Give students some insight into the process for obtaining employment within the state system.

Minimum student criteria

Students must:

  • • Be in a graduate or undergraduate program in public administration, public health administration, social work, law, human services, political science, statistics or other related areas.
  • • Have good academic standing in their field of study.
  • • Have permission to work in the United States.

All students interested in an internship must submit an application with two letters of recommendation, an unofficial transcript and a resume. Students applying for internships that require a law degree must submit a legal writing sample.

2016 Executive Pathways Internship Descriptions

(All students should be proficient with MS Office)

Community Supports

Administration Operations

In this position, the intern will collaborate with staff to increase the availability of data/information and appropriate measures of effectiveness of adult mental health programs and grants; develop reports, methods and tools to provide information for decision making purposes; conduct analysis of existing data and generate reports that are useful to leadership; recommend methods to improve data analysis and improve information availability; assess program goals and effectiveness, recommending possible changes to data collection methods as necessary, and assist with the exploration of legislative concepts, data, and measures in preparation for the next legislative session.

Preferred Education Qualifications: Undergraduate or graduate student in Business Administration, Human Services, Public Administration/Policy, Public Health, Social Work, Sociology

Skills: Quantitative and report writing, analytical, data collection and/or analysis, evaluation

Community Supports

Adult Mental Health

The intern will work closely with Adult Mental Health division staff, work within community provider settings and meet with individuals and in focus group settings with Intensive Residential Treatment Services (IRTS) recipients; perform qualitative research on recovery outcomes focusing on the experiences of individuals who receive IRTS; interview IRTS recipients in person to learn how IRTS supported their recovery goals, and discover how recipients identify their own recovery; collect recipients’ ideas about problems with the IRTS service model; develop a summary report; will travel to metro and to greater Minnesota IRTS programs sites.

Preferred Education Qualifications: Undergraduate or graduate student in Human Services, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration/Policy, Public Health, Social Work

Skills: Qualitative and report writing, analytical skills, evaluation, writing

Travel: Travel to locations outside of St. Paul

Health Care Administration

Member Provider Services/Benefit Recovery Section

The Benefit Recovery Section (BRS) is a section that is entrenched in the law. The intern working in BRS will work with Tort Recovery, Special Recovery and Health Insurance Recovery units. The intern will perform file audits for open case files in the area of personal injury and tort to determine next steps of the file In the Tort Recovery unit; will review trusts in the Special Recovery Unit (SRU) and audit county recovery policies to ensure compliance with the law and SRU expectations; will perform legal research in areas of Medicaid and Medicare, and statutes that affect Health Insurance Recovery Unit (HIRU) programming; will perform legal writing, drafting legal memorandum and letters that may be utilized for communications with health insurance carriers.

Preferred Education Qualifications: Law student

Skills: Legal research and writing, analytical skills

Health Care Administration

Office of Medical Director

The intern will assist and support the activities of several newly formed integrated perinatal care collaborative for high-risk pregnant women; located in areas of the state where there are significantly elevated rates of adverse birth outcomes including substance-exposed and low birth-weight newborns; be involved in activities to assist members of the collaborative in reaching consensus on a desired model of integrated care, identify gaps in communication and coordination, and establish best practices for service delivery; such efforts will focus on planning and implementing systematized screening, collaborative care planning, referral, and follow up for behavioral and social risks known to be associated with poor birth outcomes; when appropriate, this will include integration of medical, chemical dependency, public health nursing, and social services including supportive child protection processes and activities; assist the collaborative with capacity to measure their activities to track improvement and report outcomes.

Preferred Education Qualifications: Graduate student in Human Services, Political Science, Public Administration/Policy; Public Health; Social Work; sociology

Skills: Preferred ability to communicate in different languages such as Ojibwe/Anishinaabe

Community and Partner Relations

Office of Equity, Performance and Development, Agency and County Performance

The goal of this project is to quantitatively measure predictors of successful outcomes, and identify strategies that Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) can adopt to assist children that are homeless. The intern will work closely with coordinator to assist in evaluating the effectiveness of programs and services; help plan, develop and implement program evaluations across many programs at the DHS; perform an analysis of homeless children served by DHS; review DHS programs serving children that are homeless, and data DHS received from the Minnesota Department of Education to better understand the impact DHS services have on the outcomes of children that are homeless; to assist in measuring the outcomes, the intern will analyze data from DHS, Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, and Minnesota Department of Education; and conduct qualitative analysis of key staff at DHS; summarize the project in a report that can act as a guide for DHS staff on the issue of childhood homelessness.

Preferred Education Qualifications: Graduate student in Business Administration, Human Services, Law, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration/Policy, Public Health, Social Work, Sociology

Skills: Quantitative and report writing, evaluation, analytical skills, writing

Children and Family Services

Community Partnerships and Child Care Services, Office of Economic Opportunity

Make a significant contribution to DHS’s effort to make Family Assets for Independence in Minnesota (FAIM) an inclusive program that has measurable impacts on participant’s asset development, and is open and accessible to all potentially eligible participants. The purpose of FAIM is to help low-income working Minnesotans increase savings, build financial assets and enter the financial mainstream. While working with DHS staff and FAIM leaders, the intern will conduct in-depth analysis of key areas of the FAIM program including: helping identify and gather best practices of financial coaching within the program; research implementation of State grant funds supporting financial coaching, and identify best practices, and update an evaluation of the return on investment of the FAIM program; travel to FAIM program sites throughout the state to meet with financial coaches, observe financial literacy classes, and attend FAIM practitioner work groups and council meetings; create a document FAIM practitioners can use to leverage private funds and improve program implementation – helping FAIM savers be as successful as possible.

Preferred Education Qualifications: Undergraduate or graduate student in Human Services, Psychology, Public Administration/Policy, Public Health, Social Work, Sociology

Skills: Quantitative and report writing, evaluation, analytical skills, writing

Travel Required: Travel required

Go Green In The City 2016 Student Competition

Deadline: 15 April 2016
Open to: business and engineering students worldwide pursuing a bachelor’s (at least 2nd year), master’s or MBA degree
Prizes: paid trips to Paris and around the world, job opportunity at Schneider Electric


Go Green in the City 2016 is the sixth edition of the ultimate student competition for smart energy solutions organized by Schneider Electric. In January 2016 Go Green in the City, the ultimate global student competition for sustainable energy solutions, will return. This time it will be  a new experience for you.

In teams of two, students from all over the world are invited to enter the competition and share their innovative solutions to real world business challenges within energy management from the leading global energy management company, Schneider Electric.

Get ready to learn, engage, create, and make a real change in the world!


Business and engineering students worldwide, 18 years of age or older, pursuing a bachelor’s (at least 2nd year), master’s or MBA degree are eligible to compete.


The 12 finalist teams will be invited to Paris in September 2016 to present their ideas in front of a prominent jury and compete for a trip around the world as well as a career opportunity at Schneider Electric.

How to apply?

The application period will be open in January 2016, now you can pre register and create your team. Deadline for applying is 15 April 2016.

For more information please visit the official website.


EYF (Re)mix Seminar 2016 in Strasbourg, France

Deadline: 16 January 2016
Open to: international or a local youth NGO that is registered in the EYF database
Costs: all expenses reimbursed


The European Youth Foundation (EYF) of the Council of Europe is organizing a seminar with representatives of international and local youth NGOs from 1 to 4 March 2016 (arrival on 1 March morning, departure on 5 March) in Strasbourg.

What will you learn?

  • Receive feedback and share information on the work with the EYF’s operational regulations;
  • Create a common understanding of work plans and pilot activities supported by the EYF;
  • Gain awareness about the different situations organisations address with the support of the EYF;
  • Revitalize transparency and accountability between the EYF and youth organisations;
  • Achieve open and informal networking between representatives of international and local NGOs;
  • Share best practices concerning projects, for example how to integrate a gender perspective, how to ensure a good impact, etc.


The training is for 40 people who:

  • Are able to work in English;
  • Are aged between 18 – 30 (some exceptions for 30+ will be possible);
  • Run youth projects (writing applications, implementing, reporting) for an international or local NGO registered with the EYF;
  • Are working as multipliers in their organisation;
  • Have had experience with grant applications to the EYF (successful or not) including first experiences working with the online system of the EYF.


Travel expenses and visa fees will be reimbursed (on presentation of the relevant receipts) according to Council of Europe rules. Only the participants who attend the whole meeting will be reimbursed. Payment will be made by bank transfer after the meeting. Accommodation and meals (full board) will be provided at the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg for all participants (paid for by the Council of Europe). There is no registration fee.

How to apply?

For the organisation wishing to nominate a person to attend this meeting, please fill in the application form HERE.

For the representative of the NGO nominated, please consider (not compulsory) creating a short video (max 1.5 minutes) introducing yourself and what you would like the EYF to know about you that is not in the application form. Send everything to eyf@coe.int  by 10 January 2016.

Further information on the official website.


Become a Mentor for Students in The Junior Academy!

Deadline:  15 December 2015
Open to: students between the ages of 13 and 19 years old
Venue: virtual learning platform from March – May 2016.


The Junior Academy is a virtual program for exceptional students interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Students gain access to an exciting community of student peers from across the globe, as well as mentoring from leading STEM practitioners. Each year, Junior Academy students compete in global challenges to solve real-world problems with the chance to win cash prizes and an all expenses paid trip to New York City for a two-day summit. The Junior Academy aims to network thousands of the world’s most promising young STEM talent and provide them the support they need to stay engaged and eager to excel.

Each year, top students from around the world are admitted to The Junior Academy and compete in Imagining Tomorrow innovation challenges where they work in small teams applying principles of scientific research to design solutions that address global issues. Mentoring takes place via a virtual learning platform from March to May 2016.


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


  • Professionals in a STEM-related field, OR pursuing an advanced degree in a STEM-related field
  • Located anywhere in the world
  • Comfortable communicating and reading in English
  • Able to access at least one communication device with Internet
  • Passionate about engaging and inspiring students
  • Passionate about using STEM to solve global issues such as sustainability, nutrition, energy, environment, technology, innovation, and public health

The program is open to students ages 13–19 from around the world.


All individuals who apply and are accepted as Mentors into any Global STEM Alliance program are eligible for a 1-year complimentary Membership to the New York Academy of Sciences. Individual Academy Members benefit from access to cutting-edge research and opportunities to engage with a professional network of over 20,000 Members in 100+ countries. You can also participate directly in Academy programs as an expert speaker, contributing author, or steering committee member. Specific benefits include:

  • Free/discounted registration to 100+ scientific conferences, symposia & events, including livestream Webinars for those who cannot attend in person
  • Access to career development resources, including skills workshops, Career Path videos, and networking opportunities developed by Science Alliance, the professional development arm of the Academy
  • Free digital access to Academy publications, including Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, The Sciences magazine, NYAS Magazine, and more
  • Free digital access to the full archive of over 500 Academy eBriefings, enhanced multi-media presentations featuring the latest research presented at the Academy


Apply now! Application deadline is December 15, 2015

  • Complete an online application
  • Complete a short interview
  • Complete a background check
  • Submit a professional reference
  • Take an online training course

In order to apply, register HERE.

Questions? Contact us:  info@imaginingtomorrow.com

The official web-page.


USA Pathways Internship Program Hiring Fair

Pathways Internship Program Hiring Fair
Hyatt Arlington Hotel
1325 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA  22209

The U.S. Department of State will accept on-site applications for the Pathways Internship Program (IEP and ITEP) at the following hiring event on Thursday, December 17, 2015.

Hiring Fair

Announcement Number

Dec. 17, 2015 (summer, spring break, holiday positions)


Applications will be accepted from 9:00am to 11:30am and from 2:00pm to 6:00pm EST. If selected for an interview, you will be contacted and an interview will be scheduled.

The Pathways Internship Program targets students accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled in a qualifying educational program in an accredited institution, on a full or halftime basis with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school. Applicants must meet the definition of “student” in order to be considered for this opportunity.

Internship Temporary Experience Program (ITEP) are temporary appointments that allow for seasonal employment (during summers and holiday breaks from academic program) as well as year-round employment should their academic programs allow. These appointments are limited to a year or less with possibility for extensions in one-year increments.

Internship Experience Program (IEP) are smiliar to ITEP but offer non-temporary appointments and can last the duration of the student’s academic program.

If you have any questions or would like to search for topics of interest, please visit our forums or FAQs at careers.state.gov.

Share Your Internship Experience, Win $500

Did you have an amazing internship this past year? We want to hear about it! Enter yourself in our 2016 Looksharp Blog Competition– here’s how:

  1. Write a short blog post about a recent internship you had.
  2. Post your piece live and send us the link.
  3. Enter to win $500!

Learn more about the competition at www.looksharp.com

Looksharp Team <info@looksharp.com>

International Fellowship Alimardan bay Topchubashov

ADA University is a world-class university dedicated to preparing innovative global leaders in a thriving environment. ADA Universityincludes four schools School of Public and International Affairs, School of Business, School of

Engineering and Information Technology, and School of Education.

ADA University offers full and partial fellowships to outstanding international students enrolled in our programs.Full ADA University Fellowship covers tuition and accommodation. Fellowship recipients are expected to cover all

other expenses, including student fees, utilities, medical checkups and plane tickets.

ADA University currently hosts 100 students from 40 countries, as well as 31 international staff and faculty from 12 countries.

Incoming undergraduate fellows are eligible to receive a 100 percent tuition waiver for the first year of their studies.

Incoming graduate fellows are eligible to receive a 100 percent tuition waiver for the first semester of their studies.

To retain the fellowship, the eligibility criteria are as follows: