Wednesday, 29 February 2012

The Nordstrom Scholarship Program For high school juniors Students, USA

Nordstrom is excited to award $10,000 scholarships to 80 outstanding high school students and help them achieve their dreams of going to college. The Nordstrom Scholarship recognizes students across the country for their exceptional scholastic achievement and community involvement. Check out our video to see some of our most recent winners!

  • Live and attend school in one of the participating 30 states where Nordstrom currently has a full-line store. Not sure if there's a store in your state?
  • See our Store Locations.
  • Have at least a 2.7 GPA (based on a 4.0 scale) throughout high school.
  • Volunteer or participate in community services or extracurricular activities.
  • Plan on attending an accredited four-year college or university during the four years over which the scholarship is distributed. The scholarship is paid out in equal installments of $2,500.
  • Plan on applying for financial assistance in order to attend college.

Application Procedure

Please follow the application procedure instruction at:

Submission Deadline

May 1, 2012

Website Link

United Nations Journalism Fellowship 2012

Deadline: 30 March 2012
Open to:
Natives of one of the developing countries of Africa, Asia, South America and the Caribbean, between the ages of 25 and 35
Round-trip airfare to New York; accommodations; health insurance for the duration of the fellowship, and a daily allowance to cover food and other necessities


The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists is now accepting applications from professional journalists from developing countries for its 2012 fellowship program.
The fellowships are available to radio, television, print and web journalists, age 25 to 35, from developing countries who are interested in coming to New York to report on international affairs during the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly. The fellowships will begin in early September and extend to late November and will include the cost of travel and accommodations in New York, as well as a per diem allowance.
The fellowship program is open to journalists who are native to one of the developing countries in Africa, Asia, South America and the Caribbean, and are currently working full-time for a bona fide media organization in a developing nation. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in and commitment to international affairs and to conveying a better understanding of the United Nations to their readers and audiences. They must also have approval from their media organizations to spend up to two months in New York to report from the United Nations.
In an effort to rotate recipient countries, the Fund will not consider journalist applications for 2012 from nations selected in 2011: China, Ethiopia, India and Nigeria. Journalists from these countries may apply in 2013.
Four journalists are selected each year after a review of all applications. The journalists who are awarded fellowships are given the incomparable opportunity to observe international diplomatic deliberations at the United Nations, to make professional contacts that will serve them for years to come, to interact with seasoned journalists from around the world, and to gain a broader perspective and understanding of matters of global concern. Many past fellows have risen to prominence in their professional and countries. The program is not intended to provide basic skills training to journalists, as all participants are media professionals.


The Fund will provide: round-trip airfare to New York; accommodations; health insurance for the duration of the fellowship, and a daily allowance to cover food and other necessities. The Fund will not be responsible for other expenses of a personal nature, such as telephone calls.


The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists fellowship is open to individuals who:
  • Are native of one of the developing countries of Africa, Asia, South America and the Caribbean. For 2012 only, the Fund will not accept applications from the countries of the 2011 Fellows – China, Ethiopia, India and Nigeria — in an effort to rotate recipient countries.
  • Currently live in and write for media in a developing country.
  • Are between the ages of 25 and 35.
  • Have a very good command of the English language since United Nations press conferences and many documents are in English only.
  • Are currently employed full-time as professional journalists for bona fide print, television, radio or internet media organizations.
  • Have approval from their media organizations to spend up to three months in New York reporting from the United Nations.
  • Receive a commitment from their media organizations that the reports they file during the term of the Fellowship will be used.
  • Are prepared technically to file their news stories over WIFI, whether broadcast or print.


Please include all of the following documents with your signed application. Applications WITHOUT the following documents will NOT be considered.
1. Copies of representative selections of your work, such as newspaper clippings, audio tapes, video tapes or Internet submissions. The selections must be work produced in 2011 or 2012 – not earlier. The judges will look for entries with insight and originality. Investigative work is welcome.
  • For newspaper clippings not in English, include an English translation or summary.
  • For audio tape and video tape submissions, include a written transcription or a summary in English, even if the originals are in English.
  • Video submissions should be in DVD, CD or VHS (preferably NTSC) format.
  • For video and broadcast applicants, kindly send a CD that can be read or send regular size audio tapes (no mini tapes).
2. Originally signed letters from two individuals who supervised you and can comment on your journalism experience and qualifications.
3. Endorsement of the Fellowship application from the editor or director of the news organization that presently employs you. This endorsement must be originally signed and should:
  • Grant you a leave of absence from your current duties in the event you are awarded a Fellowship.
  • States 1) plans for using the material prepared by you during the Fellowship, and 2) the arrangements made to file your reports while you are at the United Nations and in New York.
  • Sets forth the plans for you upon completion of the Fellowship and your return from New York.
4. Summary statement. On a separate sheet of paper, explain in not less than 300 words why you are applying for this Fellowship and what you expect to gain from the experience.
5. Two recent photographs (passport size or larger). Please place these photos in a separate secure envelope and affix them to the front of your application.
6. If available, include a copy of your passport. If you do not currently have a passport, you are advised to obtain one as soon as possible so that, if selected, you can immediately proceed to obtaining a journalist visa.
NOTE: Applicants and/or their employers are required to provide equipment necessary for the applicants to efficiently and effectively report from the United Nations. Such equipment should include a laptop or notebook computer, digital camera (if appropriate), audio/visual recording and equipment needed for transmission, especially for TV. Selected journalists must be prepared technically to file their news stories over WIFI, whether broadcast or print, and arrive with a laptop enabled for WIFI.
Click HERE for the application in Word format
Click HERE for the application in PDF format
The application deadline is Friday, March 30, 2012.
Your application WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED unless you 1) meet all Eligibility Criteria, 2) satisfy all Documentation Requirements and 3) submit a completed Fellowship Application Form by the stated deadline.
Questions about the program, eligibility and application process can be directed to

European Health Forum Gastein Offers an Internship in Salzburg, Austria

Deadline: 31 March 2012
Open to
: Students (with at least 2 completed years) or graduates in Public Health, Political Science, Communication Science, Sociology, Law; English and German speakers
A stipend designed to cover subsistence costs


The EHFG is the leading health policy event in the EU and takes place annually. It provides a major platform for decision-makers in various fields of public health & health care. With its wide-ranging four-day programme, the EHFG offers an unparalleled opportunity to exchange information about a broad spectrum of contemporary health issues.
To assist the on-going activities in the office in Salzburg (Austria), EHFG is offering a paid internship.
Tasks include:
  • Assistance in drafting, planning and organising the EHFG 2012
  • Conducting of content-related research
  • Monitoring of health policy
  • Translation service and correspondence
  • Providing input and assistance in editing reports, as well as other project management activities
  • Assistance in managing relations with current / potential event and project partners, speakers, external contacts, etc.
  • Assistance in all aspects of event organization and management including communication, marketing, and social media activities
  • Support in running the EHFG office and in a variety of administrative and internal processes
The internship is planned to start in June/ July and last:

  • min. 5 months
  • 40 hours a week


The ideal candidate should:
  • Have at least two completed years of study in relevant subjects (Public Health, Political Science, Communication Science, Sociology, Law, etc.), and at least basic experiences in the area of public health
  • Have a proven interest in healthcare services and the healthcare sector
  • Have excellent written and spoken German (working language of the office) and English language skills
  • Be experienced in research and organisation
  • Have strong IT skills in MS Office (especially Word, Excel, Access), Internet, social media activities
  • Have very good written and verbal communication skills
  • Be able to work on its own initiative
  • Be enthusiastic and comfortable working in a small team
  • Be able to solve problems and multitask


The internship is paid – a stipend is designed to cover subsistence costs.


Deadline for application is 31 March 2012
Please send your written application with an indication of the preferred time period of the internship to Ms Kathrin Ludwig: kathrin.ludwig(at)
If you have any questions, please call: +43 (0) 662 422 400 12
The Official Website

The Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme in the Humanities

As Ertegun Scholars, the world's top graduate students in the humanities are brought together with one another and with Oxford's exceptional community of scholars in a uinque setting that fosters dialogue across academic disciplines, across cultures and across generations. Building on this foundation at Oxford, Ertegun Scholars leave the University prepared to be leaders -- not only leaders in their chosen fields, but also leaders of global thought and opinion and leaders of positive action for the betterment of humanity.

After being selected in a highly competitive review process conducted by a multi-disciplinary Ertegun Scholarships Selection Committee, Ertegun Scholars have the opportunity to attend tuition-free one of the world's oldest and greatest universities. At Oxford, Ertegun Scholars pursue graduate-level study and research in fields as diverse as literature, history, music, archaeology, art history, ancient, Asian studies, Middle Eastern studies, and ancient, medieval and modern languages. Ertegun Scholars have the exclusive use of The Mica and Ahmet Ertegun House for the Study of the Humanities, a building in the heart of Oxford dedicated to study and research by Ertegun Scholars, and they are mentored by a full-time Ertegun Senior Scholar in Residence, an Oxford faculty member. Ertegun Scholars have access to a programme of lectures, seminars, concerts and other activities designed especially for them. The ability to use Ertegun House for study and research is a unique part of the experience of an Ertegun Scholar.

More information on:

Monday, 27 February 2012

Paid Journalism Internships 2012 at Associated Press

The Associated Press is offering paid journalism internships for the summer of 2012 in eight U.S. cities (including Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.) and 10 international locations (including London, Jerusalem, Seoul, Mexico City, Rome, Bangkok, Johannesburg, New Delhi, Rio de Janeiro and Moscow).

The interns will contribute to AP’s text, video, photos and interactives report for 12 weeks this summer. Although a primary format may be declared – depending on interest and ability – the internships will provide experience and training in all four. Interns will attend and contribute to all-format editorial meetings. Assignments will be made by a trainer who will also provide performance appraisals during the course of the internship.

Interns will be expected to be fast thinkers and show creativity and strong news judgment. They should be strong storytellers who are able to recognize interesting news elements, suggest their own story ideas and angles and incorporate them in stories, video and still images. Interns should be comfortable interacting with a diverse group of co-workers and interview subjects.

Interns will be expected to keep up-to-date with news in the city or region and its relevance to national and international affairs. Responsibilities will include tracking down information, conducting interviews, monitoring social media, and covering breaking news stories, either by phone or going to the scene. Assignments may include covering general, sports, business or entertainment spot news or features.

Interns will contribute to the text news report – reporting and writing their own stories under the direct supervision of an editor. Editors will train interns on such areas as interview techniques, sourcing, databases and AP style.  Interns will be expected to become familiar with - and abide by - the AP’s statement of values and principles governing ethics.

Staff photographers will supervise interns on visual storytelling techniques. Where possible interns will accompany staff photographers on assignments, assist with arrangements in the field, and shoot photos. Interns will be trained in the use of photo editing software – Photoshop and Photomechanic – as well as transmission.  Training will include photojournalism ethics, especially on authenticity.

Interns will assist in the production of video stories, including non-linear editing and writing story summaries and scripts for broadcast. They will research and set up video news and feature stories and occasionally join location shoots, or do their own shooting, if they possess the required skills. Interns may also assist with content management and translations.  

Applicants must be:
  1. Current full-time students within two years of earning an undergraduate degree or
  2. Current full-time graduate students or
  3. Students who graduated December 2011 or later.
  • Must be able to show proof of legal authorization to participate in a 12-week internship in the assigned country prior to the start of the internship.
  • Must have demonstrated proficiency speaking and writing in the English language and command of the local language for the assigned country.
  • Good general knowledge of U.S. and international affairs.
  • Good writing skills and the ability to recognize grammatical and factual errors.
  • Relevant coursework or experience in a cross-format environment (text, video, photos, interactive graphics, etc.) is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of online and social media news venues.
  • Highly organized and attentive to detail; able to multi-task and manage projects as assigned.
  • Self-starter with the ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment.

Application and submission materials:

  • 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, photos, multimedia work and video are preferred).
  • Two letters of reference, one from a professor or faculty adviser on college/university letterhead and the second from a prior internship or employer.
Your application materials must be submitted by March 2, 2012.

Thursday, 23 February 2012


OFID (The OPEC Fund for International Development) is pleased to announce that qualified applicants who have obtained or are on the verge of completing their undergraduate degree and who wish to study for a Master's degree are welcome to apply for the OFID Scholarship 2012. The OFID Scholarship will be awarded to support two students or candidates for Master’s degree studies. The applicant may be from any developing country, and he/she must first obtain admission to pursue a Master's (graduate) degree in any recognized university/college in the world. The Scholarship is open to those students who wish to pursue studies in a relevant field of Development or Energy Studies.

Through its scholarship scheme, OFID aims to help highly motivated, highly-driven individuals overcome one of the biggest challenges to their careers – the cost of graduate studies. The winner of the OFID
Scholarship Award will receive a full tuition scholarship of up to US$50,000. The funds will be spread over a maximum of one year, toward the completion of a Master’s degree, or its equivalent, at an accredited educational institution, starting in the autumn of the academic year 2012

  1. Must be between the ages of 23-32 at the time of submitting his/her application.
  2. Must have obtained or be on the verge of completing their undergraduate degree with a Baccalaureate from an accredited college/university, or its equivalent.
  3. Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 rating system, or its equivalent.
  4. Must be matriculated at an accredited university for the upcoming academic year starting August/September 2012, and must maintain full-time status for the duration of the Master's Degree.
  5. Must be a national of a developing country (please see list of eligible countries below)
  6. Must select a subject of study that pertains to OFID’s core mission, such as: economics of development (poverty reduction, energy and sustainable development), environment (desertification), or other related science and technology fields.

Application Procedure

The following document must be submitted online:
  • A completed on-line application form.
  • A scanned copy of the applicants passport.
  • A scanned copy of the last university degree or certificate.
  • A scanned letter of acceptance from chosen educational institution, confirming your admission, subject of study and duration of the Master’s degree program (must not exceed one year).
  • A proof of meeting any prerequisites, including language proficiency.
  • A short essay – of about 500 words in English – giving reasons for applying for the OFID scholarship, explaining your educational goals, and clearly describing how you will use the experience gained from your Master's degree studies to help in the development of your home country.
  • Two letters of recommendation from professors and/or lecturers at applicant's present university.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Submission Deadline

May 28, 2012

Website Link

International university scholarships

More information:

Summer Academy 'Challenges of Sustainable Development'

Three-week Summer Academy Challenges of Sustainable Development is one of the most important educational events connected to sustainability in Poland. More than 350 people took part in it since 1998. Since the 12th edition we accept also participants from abroad. This year the Academy will be held on 08-28 July 2012 in Kartuzy, Pomerania Region, Poland.

Who can take part in the course?
The course is addressed to students and PhD students, researchers as well as representatives of the business, administration and NGO-sector from the Central and Eastern Europe and the Baltic Sea Region. Students represent different areas and specialties, especially they were: nature protection and environmental engineering, architecture, management, economic sciences, agriculture, biology, ecology, arts, history, journalism.

How can I take part in this course?
If you want to take part in 15th edition of our Summer Academy, you should send an application form, that is available on our website. An integral element of the recruitment process is also two-step e-learning course that we will provide from 10th March 2012.  

What is the subject of the course?
Sustainable development: explanation of the concept, theory from different perspectives and practical workshops and projects. The course includes also additional activities which integrates the group such as dance classes or hiking.

What can I expect from this course?
The programme includes: lectures, debates, workshops, simulation games, country activities and practical projects in the domain of sustainable development. Guided by experienced instructors from Poland and abroad, the participants work on two important practical projects. First concentrates on the implementation of sustainable development principles into the municipality; the other into the companies or institutions.

Application and Participation 
Please submit the application form till the 7th of March 2012.

60 people will be selected during phase 1 (the application form as well as the short exam result and the essay will be taken into consideration). They will be invited to participate in the 2nd part of the e-learning course - Applications of sustainable development. This part will consist of several individual and group tasks related to sustainable cities development and CSR. 28 persons that will show us their motivation to take part in the ChoSD course and a high level of engagement will be granted a scholarship to take part for free in the 15th edition of the Summer Academy ChoSD in Kartuzy between 8th and 28th of July 2012.

The additional criteria taken into account will be:
  • fluency in English,
  • country of the applicant (approximately 60% of participants will be from Poland, from other CEE and Baltic countries we will accept up to 3 participants from a certain country taking into consideration the number of application from a given country),
  • specialization (the course has an interdisciplinary character and we try to create a diverse group of participants to share knowledge and experience in their fields).
You will be informed about the final results at the end of May, but the course tutors on constant basis will provide feedback to the applicants. All of the participants who fulfill all of the course tasks will be granted a certificate that they graduated the Application of sustainable development course.

Contact: Marcin Walkow, Promotion&Communication Specialist, 

Best Educational Networks Available on Satellite TV

Many people watch satellite TV for entertainment, but there is no reason why you can’t watch educational channels that are also entertaining. Many networks contain a huge list of education channels that are fun to watch, and you always learn something from them. 

This article will list 10 of the best educational channels, so you exactly where to go when you want to learn something new.

Food Network
Everyone needs food, so learning how to prepare it can make dinner, lunch and breakfast more interesting and nutritious. The Food Network primarily has shows about preparing food, but there are also shows that teach you about the history of manufacturing process of common foods, as well.

The History Channel
Exactly as its name says, this channel is all about history. Most of the shows discuss lesser known aspects about popular times in history, but there are other shows that discuss new history that is being made right now. If you are interested in the past, then this channel will be right for you.

Military Channel
This is like the History Channel in some regards, as it covers common wars, but it covers the militaristic aspect more than the history. This is good, because many shows seem to breeze over these aspects, forgetting to really delve into militaristic equipment and strategy. This channel fills that gap, and is sure to teach you something new about old and modern warfare.

Travel Channel
Do you like to travel, or at least learn about new areas that are common travel spots? This channel has a lot of shows that visit these popular areas, so you know exactly what you will find if you ever go there.

Investigation Discovery
This channel delves into how most crimes are solved: through intense investigation. There are shows about popular or interesting crimes, and it shows how they were solved and what detectives and other officials did to reach the answer. For anyone who likes to know what goes on in a real investigation, this is a great channel.

DIY Network
Do you like building or doing things yourself? This channel has a lot of tutorial shows that will show you how do to things on your own, without any help. Whether you want to build a deck or put together your own electronics, you can learn about it here.

Discovery Health
If you are interested in finding out how your body works, and how you can best preserve your health, then this channel is a perfect fit. Most of the shows talk about the human body and how to best keep it in shape. There are also shows about rare diseases that you may also like.

Home and Garden Television
This channel is preoccupied with teaching you about how to spruce up your home or make your garden look fantastic. There are many shows about improving both, and it is great for interior and exterior designers.

Planet Green
The green revolution is a strong one, and this channels shows you how to make your life more green by saving energy and doing other things that can help the environment.

Space is huge, and while no one channel can fill in all the gaps of the universe, this channel does its best. Here you will find shows that teach about our universe and about space travel. Aside from shows, there are also many news reports about what is going on now with space.

Satellite TV has a lot of education channels, much more than just 10, but these are the best of the bunch. Scroll through your channels, watch some of these shows and have some fun learning about the world around you.

Author's Bio. Tech writer EJ Parfitt has been writing for a short time now and has already picked up steam with several tech websites and local news sites . During his free time , you're sure to catch him competing in local chess tournaments in downtown Fort Lauderdale FL .

The Studienkolleg zu Berlin Scholarship

Deadline: 1 April 2012
Open to:
 Students from Europe (other than Germany)
Monthly grant amounting to 650.00 EUR


The Studienkolleg zu Berlin aims to impart young European leaders with important knowledge about the aims and values of Europe for their future work in science, economics, politics, culture and administration. It offers participants the chance to experience Europe’s diversity in detail and a unique environment for investigating European questions. The Studienkolleg invites 30 particularly gifted students of all disciplines coming from all over Europe to Berlin every year. They continue their studies there and participate in a special Kolleg programme composed of weekly evening events, seminars and a project on current questions of European union. Up to twenty places are allocated for students from Europe (other than Germany). The language used at the Kolleg is German. The Studienkolleg is a joint initiative of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) and the Non-Profit Hertie Foundation (Gemeinnützige Hertie-Stiftung).
The Kolleg programme is aimed at particularly gifted students of all disciplines from all over Europe, who are registered at a university in Berlin or Brandenburg during the year at the Kolleg.


  • Monthly grant, irrespective of parents, amounting to 650.00 EUR
  • Single project allowance of up to 400.00 EUR to support project work and travel
  • For non-German Kolleg participants: single mobility allowance of 1,000.00 EUR
  • The programme and administration costs of the Kolleg are borne by the 2 supporting foundations.
  • Sponsorship status in the 2 supporting foundations during the year at the Kolleg with access to their offers, subsequent alumni status


Application Requirements:

  • Academic course of study (all subject areas)
  • Completed stage I studies (or at least 4 semesters of a subject)
  • Maximum age 28 years
  • Excellent academic achievements
  • Pronounced interest in European issues
  • Ability to work in a team and willingness to carry out intensive project work
  • Social commitment
  • All applicants are required to find a place to study in Berlin or Brandenburg independently.
For applicants from abroad, in addition:
  • EU member nationals; exceptions may be possible for citizens of other European states
  • Good knowledge of German as well as another European language (written and spoken)
  • Application on explicit proposal by a cooperation partner of the foundations inside or outside Germany; a further letter of recommendation from an established academic has to be enclosed
  • Self-assessment is possible, provided 2 letters of recommendation from established academics are enclosed


The application form and further information is provided here. Before completing the application form please read  the FAQ thoroughly.
In addition to the completed application form your application should include as follows: 
  • your CV
  • copies of your high school transcripts or already existing performance records, and (if available) of your language certificates
  • letter of motivation to participate in the preparatory course in Berlin (maximum one A4 page)
  • description of your community involvement and Europe-related interests (maximum one A4 page)
  • two letters of recommendation
Please submit your application in duplicate. This means that you should copy all the application forms (form, transcripts, resume, etc.) and combine them in a complete second copy of your application. Both copies of your application should be sent to:
Studienkolleg zu Berlin
c/o Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
Jägerstr. 22/23
D-10117 Berlin

Tel.: +49 (0)30 20 37 06 14

The application deadline ends on 1st April 2012.
The Official Website

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Junior International Consultant in New Frontier Services

Deadline: 24 February 2012
Open to:
Individuals with an university degree, preferably with studies oriented towards auditing/investigation, engineering, environment, social science, economics, law, and/or political science, with at least 2 years of proven fulltime working in data processing and analysis


NFS is a niche consulting firm providing evaluation and consulting services to both the European Commission and private sector organisations. Some of their recent consulting work for EU institutions has been acclaimed as best practice. Due to continuous growth they are looking for a Junior International Consultant.
It is an opportunity for a research analyst/ junior consultant in Brussels with a young, dynamic and fast growing consultancy company providing high quality evaluation and advisory services to international organizations, in particular to the European Commission, ILO-IPEC, NATO, UNDP and UNIFEM, as well as NGOs and other organisations.
The successful candidate will execute tasks regarding the different projects being carried out at New Frontier Services. S/he will work under the supervision of one of the directors, or senior consultants, and in close collaboration with other members of the NFS team.


For the position may apply candidates with:
  • University degree, preferably with studies oriented towards auditing/investigation, engineering, environment, social science, economics, law, and/or political science,
  • Minimum 2 years of proven fulltime working in data processing and analysis,
  • Excellent knowledge of the standard Office and IT tools,
  • Professional experience in international environmental and social impact investigation and/or relations with energy organisations will be considered as important assets,
  • Excellent English written and spoken skills and good command of French. Knowledge of other EU languages would be viewed as an advantage.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills,
  • Ability to summarise and present information with attention to detail,
  • Independence of judgement and ability to treat confidential matters with the greatest discretion,
  • Excellent interpersonal skills,
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team with an aptitude for close co-operation and co-ordination with other members of the team,
  • Good organisational skills with a capability to prioritise,
  • Initiative, result oriented and ability to work under pressure with rigour and precision,
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.


Please email your application to,enclosing:
a) A detailed CV in EU Consulting Format ( downloadable here)
b) A work sample of your written English and French as well as a work sample in any other European Language (papers, reports – they do not have to be completed just some pages to get a feeling of your writing style)
c) A cover letter explaining your interest in this possition
d) Current salary details.
Please be aware that any CV presented in any other format than the EU Consulting Format will NOT be taken into consideration.
Deadline for applications is 24 February. Only candidates short-listed for an interview will be contacted.

New Zealand ASEAN Scholar Awards For Master and PhD Students, New Zealand

The New Zealand-ASEAN Scholar Awards are funded by the New Zealand Aid Programme, the New Zealand Government’s international development programme. They are managed by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

The New Zealand-ASEAN Scholar Awards recognise New Zealand’s close cultural, economic, and geographic ties with South-east Asia. They seek to empower individuals to contribute to the economic, social, and political development of their countries.

To be considered in this scholarship program, the applicant must meet the following criteria:
  • be a citizen of one of the eligible countries and have resided in that country for at least two years at the time of application
  • not have citizenship/permanent residence status for New Zealand or Australia
  • not be married or engaged to be married to a person who holds New Zealand or Australian citizenship or permanent residence status
  • not hold or have held a New Zealand Government or Australia Government scholarship in the preceding 24 months at the time of application
  • not be seeking support for a degree programme already commenced
  • not hold a qualification at a similar level or in a similar field of study at similar level (this means holders of bachelor degrees should apply for Masters or PhD and Masters graduates should apply for PhD study)
  • be available to take up the scholarships in the calendar year for which the scholarship is offered
  • hold a bachelor degree of strong academic merit that is relevant to the proposed post graduate qualification
  • have a minimum IELTS (academic) results of 5.5 overall, with no band less than 5.0 and results to be no older than 24 months at time of application
  • satisfy the admission requirements of the New Zealand institution in which the degree programme is to be undertaken, including that institution’s English language criteria.

Application Procedure

Download the New Zealand-ASEAN Scholar Awards application form

Submission Deadline

please check the website link for the detail of the deadline

Website Link

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Scholarship: The Bayer Foundation Hermann Strenger Scholarships to Study in Germany and Abroad, 2012

Training Scholarships in the field of Technical, Science-related careers, Health sector, Business careers at Germany and Abroad, 2012
Study Subject(s)
::Technical, Science-related careers, Health sector, Business careers
Course Level
:Project, internship, training course or simply on-the-job work
Scholarship Provider
: The Bayer foundation
Scholarship can be taken at
: Germany and abroad
Applications are welcome from individuals from Germany with a suitable project looking to go abroad and from those from outside Germany planning a comparable stay in Germany.
Scholarship Open for International Students
: Yes

Scholarship Description
: The program is aimed at committed young people in the final stages of their training or those who have successfully completed their training within the last two years and who are looking to go abroad for a maximum of one year to gain initial international experience as part of a project, internship, training course or simply “on-the-job” work.
How to Apply
: Online
Scholarship Application Deadline
: July 15, 2012
Further Scholarship Information and Application

Scholarship: 2012 OAS-China Scholarships for International Students, China

Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship for International Students to study in any University of China, 2012
Study Subject(s):Courses offered by the University
Course Level
:Undergraduate and Graduate
Scholarship Provider
: OAS and the Government of China
Scholarship can be taken at
: China
-Be Non-Chinese citizen
- Be in good health to successfully undertake and finish the program of study.
- Return to their countries of origin and reside there for at least two years upon completion of the program of study in China.
-Undergraduate: -Applicants must have senior high school diploma with good academic performance and be under the age of 25.
- Graduate: Applicants must have bachelor’s degree and be under the age of 35.
- General scholar candidates must have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies and be under the age of 45, and may study all majors except the Chinese language.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Yes
Scholarship Description: The purpose of the Scholarship and Training Programs of the Organization of American States (OAS) is to help the Member States in their efforts to achieve their objectives of integral development while supporting the development of their human resources in priority areas of the Organization. With this purpose, the Government of China, through the Ministry of Education of China (MOE), in cooperation with the OAS Department of Human Development, Education and Culture is offering partial scholarships to citizens of OAS member states to pursue undergraduate and graduate studies in China in any field of study available to international students starting in September 2012. The China Scholarship Council (CSC) is responsible for the enrollment of international students and carries out the routine management of Chinese Government Scholarship Programs.
How to Apply: Post
Scholarship Application Deadline: April 20th, 2012

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Taught Masters Scholarships Fully Funded By European Social Fund (ESF), UK

These scholarships are part of the Access to Masters (ATM) programme backed by the Convergence European Social Fund (ESF) through the Welsh Assembly Government.  Small and medium sized organisations located in the Convergence Area of Wales (Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Conwy, Denbighshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Merthyr Tydfil, Neath Port Talbot, Pembrokeshire, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Swansea & Torfaen) are invited to participate in the muli-disciplinary initiative and benefit from a postgraduate research project tailored to meet the specific needs of the organisation as each MSc student will undertake a project assigned to an organisation.

  • Only Masters applicants from the UK or EU will be eligible
  • Applicants should hold (or be expecting to achieve) a minimum of a 2.1 degree (or equivalent)
  • Applicants should have already applied formally to the University for a place on one of the above programmes.   If you have not yet applied for a place to study, please visit the Admissions Office website for information regarding application.
  • Applicants should have an address in the Convergence Area of Wales (see above) on enrolment and be permitted to work in the Convergence Area upon completion of the scholarship

Application Procedure

Please download the this application form;
ATM Student Application Form 2012

ESF Equal Opportunities Form

Please post both your completed and signed Application and Equal Opportunities forms to:

The Recruitment and Admissions Team

College of Science
Wallace Building
Swansea University
Singleton Park
Swansea SA2 8PP

Submission Deadline

2 July 2012

Website Link

Monday, 13 February 2012

Long-Term Danish Government Scholarships 2012/13

Deadline: 28 February 2012
Open to: exchange students and young research scientists from higher education institutions in specified countries
Scholarship: free tuition and a monthly stipend of DKK 5,000


The Danish Government Scholarships under the Cultural Agreements are aimed at highly qualified exchange students and young research scientists wishing to immerse themselves in studies of the Danish language and culture or other fields of study related to Denmark.


Scholarships are offered to exchange students and young research scientists from higher education institutions in the following countries:
  • 19 EU-countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Spain, and the Netherlands
  • Iceland, Switzerland, Serbia and Turkey
  • Non-European countries: China, Japan, Israel, Egypt and Russia
Scholarships are only available to master’s and PhD-level students and young research scientists. However, bachelor’s degree students wishing to study Danish language and literature can also apply if they have studied the Danish language for two years.
Scholarships are only offered to students enrolled in full-degree studies at higher education institutions in the countries listed above. Ph.D. students and researchers must likewise be employed at, or affiliated with, higher education institutions in the abovementioned countries.
Applications from candidates affiliated with higher education institutions in countries other than those listed will not be taken into consideration.


In the selection process, the Danish Agency for Universities and Internationalisation will give priority to candidates:
  • Who motivate their choice of a specific research programme or field of study through its relation to Danish language, culture or other Danish areas of expertise. Successful applicants will describe the Danish dimension in their choice of studies or research when applying in fields such as: design, music, architecture, welfare, environmental studies, etc.
  • Who are nominated by a lecturer who teaches Danish in their home country. Applicants should include a reference from the lecturer in their application.
  • Who study Danish or Scandinavian languages and literature.
  • Who refer to an internationally acclaimed lecturer at the desired Danish host institution with whom they would like to study.
  • Who have contacted the desired Danish host university and received an invitation from a lecturer to conduct studies or research there.
  • Who study at a partner university or institution of the desired Danish host university
The deadline for applications for the Long-Term Scholarships under the Cultural Agreements Programme for the academic year 2012/2013 is February 28, 2012.
Attach all supporting documents in the electronic application as PDFs.
Applications must be submitted both via the online application form and as a printed copy by regular mail, postmarked no later than February 28, 2012. Send a printout of the completed electronic application form and signed originals of the required documentation to:
The Danish Agency for International Education
Bredgade 36
DK-1260 Copenhagen K
Re. “Application form – Cultural Agreements 2012-13″

All documents should be translated into English and should be certified. Please do not staple, paper clip, or in any way attach documents to each other.
Required documents to be enclosed in applications 
  • Curriculum vitae signed and dated by the applicant.
  • Translated and certified copies of the applicant’s diplomas.
  • Detailed programme for study/research period in Denmark (ie. courses the applicant plans to attend or research projects he/she plans to conduct).
  • Certificate of proficiency in English.
Please note: Some universities have other requirements regarding proof of proficiency in English, such as the TOEFL test, IELTS test, or comparable tests. Ask the Danish university where you wish to study about requirements and enclose the applicable documentation in your application. The Certificate of Proficiency in English, TOEFL test and/or IELTS test should be filled out and signed by the relevant authority or language school at the institution in your home country.
Optional documentation which may be enclosed in applications
  • Letter of invitation or admission from the requested higher education institution in Denmark.
  • Letter of recommendation from a lecturer who teaches you Danish at your home university.
  • Letter of recommendation and/or 2 references (name, telephone number, and e-mail)
Here you can access the application form and the English certificate needed for the application.
To apply from China, Japan, Israel, Egypt or Russia click here. The application process and the criteria that need to be met, differ from country to country in this case.
The Official Website

Communications Assistant COGEN Europe

Deadline: 8 March 2012
Open to: Individuals with university degree and proven working experience in the Brussels environment
Remuneration: 300 Euros per month


COGEN Europe is the European trade association for the promotion of cogeneration. Cogeneration (also known as Combined Heat and Power or CHP) is the most efficient way to deliver electricity and  heat. It is based on the simultaneous production of electricity and  heat, both of which are used.
COGEN Europe is promoting the widespread development of cogeneration in Europe. At the moment they are looking for a Communication Intern, starting as soon as possible.
Main responsibilities: 
  • Prepare, manage and update websites, databases and mailing lists
  • Support in event organisation (administrative tasks,  registration of participants, mail outs, prepare practical info packs, arrange speakers’ travel and accommodation, maintain correspondence with conference participants, support in logistics, etc)
  • Support in other (communication) activities
The internship, will allow the stagiaire to:
  • Gain valuable first-hand experience of EU energy policies and EU decision making process
  • Bolster and showcase his/her research and communication skills
  • Have the opportunity to learn how European projects are set up and coordinated
  • Have the opportunity to participate in a number of external events in Brussels
  • Familiarise him/herself with the specificities of working in a Brussels-based sector organisation


Essential requirement
Proven working experience in the Brussels environment (EU Institutions, company, association or NGO)

  • University degree
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Full mastery of English; working ability in other major European languages is an advantage
  • Good communication skills both written and oral
  • Experience with the practical aspects of events organisation
  • Experience with Adobe software (InDesign, Photoshop) is highly appreciated


The internship we offer is paid. A monthly allowance of 300 Euros will be provided. The selected candidate will be offered an internship of  4 months. Start  as soon as possible.


Please submit  the following documents in English to a CV and a very short  cover letter in which you highlight your experience in communication.
Further information
For further information about this position please contact: Tanya Carré, Office Manager, by email  ( or phone (+32 (0)2 772 82 90).

The Official Website

China Government Scholarship For International Students in All Level of Studies, China

Chinese Government Scholarship Program is established by the Ministry of Education of P.R. China (hereinafter referred to as MOE) in accordance with educational exchange agreements or understandings reached between the Chinese government and the governments of other countries, organizations, education institutions and relevant international organizations to provide both full scholarships and partial scholarships to international students and scholars.

The value value of the scholarship as follow:

Full Scholarship:
  • Exempt from registration fee, tuition fee, fee for laboratory experiment, fee for internship, fee for basic learning materials; and accommodation fee for dormitory on campus;
  • Living allowance;
  • One-off settlement subsidy after registration for new student;
  • Fee for outpatient medical service, Comprehensive Medical Insurance and Protection Scheme for International Students in China;
  • One-off inter-city travel subsidy.
Partial Scholarship:
  • One or several items of full scholarship (one-off settlement subsidy and one-off inter-city travel allowance excluded).

Essential Requirements
  • Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens and be in good health.
  • Education background and age limit: - Applicants for undergraduate program must have senior high school diploma with good academic performance and be under the age of 25.- Applicants for master’s degree program must have bachelor’s degree and be under the age of 35. - Applicants for doctoral degree program must have master’s degree and be under the age of 40. - Applicants for Chinese language training program must have senior high school diploma and be under the age of 35.Chinese language is the only subject available.- Applicants for general scholar program must have completed at least two years of undergraduate study and be under the age of 45. All subjects including Chinese language are available. - Applicants for senior scholar program must have master’s degree or above, or hold academic titles of associate professor or above, and be under the age of 50.

How to apply ?

The following documents must be submitted:
  • Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship
  • Highest diploma (notarized photocopy)
  • A study or research plan
  • Recommendation letters
  • Applicants for music studies are requested to submit a CD of the applicants’ own works.
  • Applicants under the age of 18 should submit the legal documents of their legal guardians in China.
  • Photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form

The above documents should be forwarded to CSC by April 30th, 2012, via either the Chinese diplomatic mission in the applicant’s home country or the embassy of the applicant’s home country in China. Individual applications are not accepted by CSC. Application documents will not be returned.

Official Site

Monday, 6 February 2012

Journalisms Internship - Berlin

Figure out what the design branch has new in store for the public. The team of Dessau Design is always seeking for new and exciting events, news, state of the art in Bauhaus design, and more other exciting subjects that will keep the attention of those interested in interior design. For students with the focus of journalism the perfect way to gain professional experiences related to study and to enjoy the unique and interesting universe of Bauhaus architecture and design.

Your core tasks:

• Preparing and publishing various press releases  and newsletters

• Acquiring journalist, media and news organization contacts
• Monitoring online clippings and publication mentions
• Media research projects

Your profile:

• You are a student (or a recent graduate) in Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing Communications, Media studies or similar at Bachelor level or higher
• You speak German natively and your level of English is very good
• You have strong writing skills, are able to articulate clearly, but also use humour and a captivating written style
• You are familiar with MS Office software
• You are able to work on different projects simultaneously in a very dynamic environment
• You are creative and self-driven
• Previous working experience for a newspaper as a journalist or comparable is beneficial

What we can offer:

• A pleasant working environment within a young and dynamic team

• Experience in an innovative, rapidly growing company
• Wide range of experiences through project and teamwork development
• Flexible working hours
Duration of the internship: 3 months

Location: Berlin

Branch: Interior design

Possible start: As soon as possible

Please send your complete application documents (cover letter, CV) including your earliest start date in English by email to Simona Gitu:

Please write "Application – Intern PR" in the subject line of your email.

Praktikum im Bereich CSR der Bertelsmann Stiftung

Praktikant (m/w) im Projekt "Corporate Social Responsibility"
Praktikanten, Vollzeit, Befristet, Projektmanagement
Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh, Nordrhein-Westfalen

Wir über uns

Die Bertelsmann Stiftung in Gütersloh versteht ist eine operativ und konzeptionell arbeitende Stiftung, die Projekte selbst initiiert und diese von der Definition bis zur praktischen Umsetzung und Evaluation aktiv mitgestaltet. Zentrales Ziel des Programms Corporate Social Responsibility ist es, Bewusstsein für CSR bei Wirtschaft, Zivilgesellschaft und Politik zu schärfen sowie bestehende und neue Ansätze von gesellschaftlicher Verantwortung in den Unternehmen zu fördern. Da Unternehmensverantwortung ihr volles Potenzial dann am besten entfalten kann, wenn Unternehmen mit Politik und Verwaltung sowie Non-Profit-Organisationen zusammenarbeiten, will das Projekt bewährte und neue Formen solcher Partnerschaften nachhaltig unterstützen.

Wir suchen ab März 2012 für drei Monate einen Praktikanten (m/w).

Ihre Vorteile

•    Erlangen von Kompetenzen in der operativen Projektarbeit
•    Selbstständiges Arbeiten durch eigene Aufgabenbereiche
•    Kennen lernen der Organisation und Arbeitsweise eines Think Tanks
•    Teilnahme an internen Fortbildungsangeboten (Lunchtimes etc.)
•    Einblicke in Presse- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit sowie Eventmanagement
•    Chancen zum internen und externen Networking

Ihre Aufgaben

•    Unterstützung im Modul CSR International, das sich mit Ausgestaltung förderlicher Rahmenbedingungen für das freiwillige Engagement von Unternehmen im In- und Ausland beschäftigt.
•    Unterstützung bei der Erstellung einer Studie zum Thema: „Branchenspezifische CSR-Politik in Europa“
•    Unterstützung bei der Organisation und Durchführung von Veranstaltungen im In- und Ausland (Workshops, Konferenzen, Seminare etc.)
•    Konzeptionelle Unterstützung bei der Ausgestaltung von öffentlich-privaten Branchen-Dialogen
•    Allgemeine Recherchetätigigkeiten
•    Unterstützung beim Relaunch vom Informationsportal

Unsere Anforderungen

•    Studium der Wirtschafts- oder Sozialwissenschaften (oder eines vergleichbaren Studienganges)
•    Fundierte Kenntnisse im Themengebiet Corporate Social Responsibility
•    Erste praktische Erfahrung im Themengebiet wünschenswert
•    Erfahrungen im Kommunikationsbereich sind von Vorteil
•    Schnelle Auffassungsgabe und Analysefähigkeiten
•    Selbständiges und strukturiertes Arbeiten
•    Teamfähigkeit, Engagement und Kommunikationsfähigkeit
•    Sehr gute Englischkenntnisse

Das Praktikum wird vergütet. Inhaltliche Fragen beantwortet Ihnen gerne Samuil Simeonov, Tel.: 05241 81 81 496,

Senden Sie Ihre Bewerbung an:

Bertelsmann Stiftung
Frau Petra Johannkemper
Carl-Bertelsmann-Straße 256
33311 Gütersloh