The World Youth Alliance (WYA) is offering different internships at the Headquarter and at its Regional Offices to promote human dignity. Choose the best for you!

 

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Organization: The World Youth Alliance (WYA) began in 1999 when 21-year-old Anna Halpine stood up for human dignity during a conference at the United Nations. Since then, WYA has grown to include tens of thousands of members around the world with six regional offices, all dedicated to the defense of the dignity of the person through education, culture, and advocacy. While observing the 1999 Conference on Population and Development, Anna Halpine witnessed a group of thirty two young people make a statement. Claiming to represent all three billion of the world’s youth, they demanded that the following policies be put into place: abortion as a human right, sexual rights for children and the deletion of parental rights.
The group of young people characterized these as necessary for development, but ignored basic needs such as clean water, education, and employment. This spurred Anna to action. The next morning, she returned to the Commission with a few others and distributed bright pink flyers offering a more holistic view of the human person and human needs.With human dignity as her focus, Anna called on delegates to discuss topics addressing basic human needs and rights. Her statement was so well-received by delegations that she was asked to maintain a permanent presence at the United Nations and work with youth from developing countries. Today, WYA works at international institutions such as the United Nations, the European Union, and the Organization of American States, as well as with young people from around the world to build a culture that supports and nurtures the dignity of each human person. The organization brings young people to international conferences and into dialogue with ambassadors, diplomats, and political leaders, focusing on international policy and human rights, economic development, social development, global health and education.

Duty Station:  Multiple

 

Open To: Candidates who meet the requirements

 

Timeframe: It depends on the internship. See the schedule.

 

Deadline: The deadlines depend on the type of internship.

For further information see the schedule.

 

Job description: The World Youth Alliance Internship Program provides opportunities for young people who are inspired by the ideas and work of the Organization to gain professional skills working on projects and a substantive learning experience on WYA’s core ideas. Projects are designed to enhance each student’s specific academic background and interests. Interns receive mentorship and training from WYA staff members. The organization offers different types of internships:

- Regional Internship available in all of the organization regional offices including Nairobi, Manila,Brussels, Mexico City, Beirut and New York.

- Headquarters Internships for young people of varied educational and expertise backgrounds. There are different type of Headquarters Internship, such as:

         - WYA Global Internship that lasts for three months and gives young people an opportunity to gain first-hand training and experience in managing WYA’ global projects and leading membership campaigns. Interns work directly with the WYA president. Interns will have the chance to be mentored in planning and executing WYA’s annual global projects such as the International Solidarity Forum, Manhattan International Film Festival, WYA Birthday Ball and International Summer Camp. WYA Headquarters interns may also lead fundraising projects and social media campaigns.

          - WYA Marketing Internship is a 3-month program. Marketing interns support WYA’s Director of Communication. The WYA Marketing Internship will include projects from WYA’s 6 regional offices. A marketing intern’s’ responsibilities may include social media management, design and layout of WYA publicity materials, video production, photo documentation and marketing campaign development.

          - WYA Advocacy Fellowship is related to international advocacy efforts. Depending on current needs and the interns’ skills, work may involve: representing WYA at the UN; communicating WYA’s work, viewpoint, and mission to our members and/or to possible allies who are delegates or members of civil society; research and writing; and developing advocacy materials.

           - FEMM Internship related to FEMM Foundation, WYA’s sister organization is looking for leaders with a strong desire to promote authentic women’s health and empowerment through the provision of the FEMM program. FEMM Interns support the development, execution and expansion of FEMM programs, particularly FEMM Teacher Training (TT). Tasks may include Teacher Training education support, presentations on FEMM, research, materials development, website maintenance, promotion/marketing/social media and database tasks.

 

Qualifications:

-  Strong desire to protect and promote human dignity while making a positive impact on societies

- Be proactive, self-driven, resourceful, detail-oriented, and humble individuals with a willingness to learn

- For the Global Internship:

         - Experience and strong interest to be involved in project management and public relations

- For The Marketing Internship :

         - Undergraduate students or young professionals majoring in Marketing, Design, Fine Arts or Advertising

-  For the Advocacy internship must have:

          - Education and/or experience in international relations and law/policy

          - Command of core principles of international law

          - Good analytical abilities

          - Excellent oral and written English

          - A degree in law is an advantage

          -  An advanced degree in international relations is an advantage

          - Spanish/French language skills are an asset

 

- For the FEMM Internship:

           - Leadership abilities

           - Strong communication skills, both written and verbal

           - Familiarity with social media platforms

           - A passion for sharing FEMM with others

 

Wage/Fees:  Not specified

 

Application process:

- For the Regional Internship, send via email to the region chosen (see useful links), the completed regional application form, Resumé or Curriculum Vitae, Two letters of recommendation and only if you are a new member, your signed copy of the WYA charter

- For the Headquarter Internship, send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. the completed Headquarters Internship Application Form, Resumé or Curriculum Vitae, and Two letters of recommendation

 

Useful links:

Internships

Regional Internship

Headquarters Internship

WYA

 

Contact information:

World Youth Alliance Headquarters
228 East 71st Street
New York, NY 10021 USA
Phone: +1212 585 0757
Fax: +1 917 463 1040

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edited by  Martina Di Giovanni

 

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The European Solidarity Corps is the new European Union initiative which creates opportunities for young people to volunteer or work in projects in their own country or abroad that benefit communities and people around Europe.

 

For more similar opportunities visit our section Europe

 

Organization: The European Solidarity Corps brings together young people to build a more inclusive society, supporting vulnerable people and responding to societal challenges. It offers an inspiring and empowering experience for young people who want to help, learn and develop. European Solidarity Corps participants carry with them ideas, convictions and expectations. The participating organisations have to be mindful of these needs as they are responsible for providing a respectful and trusting hosting environment.

 

Duty station: candidate’s own country or abroad

 

Timeframe: Projects supported by the European Solidarity Corps can last from two to twelve months

 

Deadline: not specified

 

Open to: interested candidate must be legally resident in or have the nationality of one of the European Union Member States, or of the following countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

 

Description: The European Solidarity Corps is the new European Union initiative which creates opportunities for young people to volunteer or work in projects that benefit communities and people around Europe. After completing a simple registration process, participants could be selected join a wide range of projects. These projects will be run by organisations which have been checked and authorised to run European Solidarity Corps projects. You can register for the European Solidarity Corps when you are 17 years old, but you cannot start a project until you are over 18. You must also complete the European Solidarity Corps project before you turn 31. Examples of what he/she could be asked to do include:

-Helping rebuild a school or community centre that has been devastated following an earthquake

-Providing support to newly arrived asylum seekers

-Clearing vegetation from forests to help prevent wildfires

-Working with disabled people in a community centre

 

Requirements: interested candidate should be between 17 and 30 years old and be a resident of determined countries

 

Wage:  not specified

 

Application process: online

 

Useful links:  

The European Solidarity Corps

Offer

 

Edited by Anja Herbez

 

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Is European Union the your career perspective? here is the opportunity for you! Apply now at European Local Democracy Association and start your career in the EU!

 

For other opportunities visit our section  Europe

 

Organization: The European Association for Local Democracy is a non-governmental organization dedicated to the promotion of good European governmental forms and citizen participation at local level. The Association was founded on the initiative of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe in 1999. ALDA focuses on those activities that facilitate and improve cooperation between local authorities and civil society. The fundamental element on which the whole Association is based is to create links and cohesion between local democracies and local governance, all to ensure not only equity but also the protection of human rights and social and economic growth. ALDA works simultaneously on several topics such as European integration, civic initiatives, volunteering, decentralization, human rights and sustainable economic development. ALDA's activities can be divided into three major areas, ALDA Europe, which mainly deals with the European zone and promotes active citizenship in close cooperation with local authorities, ALDA Cooperation, which focuses on both Balkan and Mediterranean Southern Caucasus area, and finally ALDA Plus, which provides assistance, training and consulting on a number of issues including financial development and management

 

Duty Station: location depends on covered position 

 

Open to: Students and Graduates who meet requirements

 

Timeframe: The duration of internship may vary from two to six months depending on the position for which you are applying

 

Deadline: Not specified

 

Job Description: ALDA is looking for a number of interns to be included in its staff at the various locations in the Association, the available positions are as follows:

Project Developer Assistant: The intern will work under the supervision of the Research and Development Department Coordinator, in particular he will deal with Fundraising and Development projects

Project Manager Assistant: The intern will work in the Project Management sector under the direct supervision of the Project Manager in Brussels. In this area, applications for Erasmus students from non-French universities are encouraged

Assistant Project Manager: The intern will work at the HQ in Strasbourg under the leadership of the Head of the Development Program and the Coordinator for the Mediterranean Area, an essential requirement is knowledge of the French language

Project Manager Assistant: The trainee will work closely with the ALDA Head Office in the Republic of Macedonia and will particularly assist with communication with the offices

Assistant to the Secretary General: The intern will arrange events and meetings, plan operators' missions, write and translate documents

Communications support: The intern will work on drafting and translating texts and documents, updating databases, supporting Fundraising activities, and submitting ALDA during conferences and meetings

Project Assistant: The intern will prepare and write necessary documents and texts, take care of relations with the various partners and take part in project coordination

 

Requirements: All candidates interested in the different positions of the stage must have the following requirements:

- Being students or graduates in Political Science, Law, Sociology or having a background of knowledge in related subjects

- Excellent knowledge of both spoken and spoken English

- Excellent knowledge of another EU language of choice between French, Spanish, German and Dutch

- Knowledge of the Arabic or Russian language is considered a plus

- Excellent skills in the use of pc

- Excellent knowledge of social media

- Excellent knowledge of communication tools

- Excellent ability to work in a team

 

Wage: Not specified

 

Application Process: All interested candidates will have to send their CV in English updated and a motivational letter to the email (see Useful Contacts)

 

Link Utili:

ALDA Official Website

Internship opportunities

Mail for applications

 

Contatti Utili:

Office in Strasbourg

Council of Europe 1, avenue de l'Europe

F-67075 Strasbourg - France

Phone: +33 3 90 21 45 93

Fax: +33 3 90 21 55 17

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Office in Brussels

Rue Belliard 20 Bruxelles 1040 Belgium

Phone: +32 (0)2 430 24 08

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Office in Vicenza

Viale Milano 66 - 36100 Vicenza - Italy

Phone: +39 04 44 54 01 46

Fax: +39 04 44 23 10 43

Mail : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Office in Skopje

Bld. Partizanski odredi 43B/1-5

1000 Skopje, Macedonia

Phone: +389 (0) 2 6091 060

Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Office in Subotica

Trg Cara Jovana Nenada 15

SRB-24000 Subotica - Serbia

Phone: +381 24 554 587

Fax: +381 24 554 587

 

 

Edited by Jasmina Poddi

 

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Even if you find a problem, you will find a solution as well”. This is how today, at the Opening Ceremony of the Rome International Careers Festival, Eva Ratti defined the role of a researcher. She focuses her attention on PhD, a payed training under a supervisor.

After having graduated from Astrophysics in Italy, Eva Ratti went to the Netherlands and was granted a PhD. Then, coming back to Italy, she became aware of the lack of opportunities for “Philosophiae doctors” who choose to stick with science.

As statistics show, only 5% of those who take a PhD continue with research, while the other 95% have to find another job. That’s why people think that there is no future for research in Italy and most of the Italian researchers leave their country to go abroad.

“Staying abroad helps you open your mind to other cultures, share your opinions, compare ideas and work on yourself. It makes you become a citizen of the world. On the other side, it is difficult to stay away from home, having to deal with another language and a different culture.” Eva said. In order to solve this problem, Eva Ratti decided to create a startup, with the aim of fueling the innovation power of companies and organizations by connecting them with those coming from a scientific research experience who are seeking career opportunities in the corporate world. Although society and science are considered two separate worlds, Eva underlines the fact that these realities are interacting and that “the methods of science affect our everyday life and thinking heavily”. An example to clarify is when you take medicines in a certain way, you trust the pharmacist who sold it to you . The pharmacist trusts the producers of the medicine and these people trust the research.

Eva Ratti stresses the concept that knowing science helps you in many ways since its very nature makes you grow a critical and thoughtful mentality. Ultimately, thanks to these knowledges you’ll less naif and more aware of the world around you. In this sense, for those who choose to get a PhD with true motivation and awareness, applying one's knowledge to everyday life could be an added value, given the fact that researchers are best trained to face the challenges of innovation.

Giulia Maccone, Giordana Falzea, Alessandro Triolo

 

When Paolo Petrocelli, 32, takes the stage at the last session of the Open Ceremony of the International Careers Festival at the Auditorium della Tecnica, everyone is impressed by his young age. After having heard distinguished professionals, among which the Minister Plenipotentiary Francesca Tardioli and the Director of Human Resources at FAO Monika Altmaier, no one would have ever imagined to be impressed by the last speech of the inauguration.

With a natural approach, he humbly starts his dissertation on “Youth and the UN” in front of more than one thousand young students gathered at the imposing conference hall of Confindustria. From the very beginning, his speech reveals an extraordinary personality and a remarkable curriculum. Indeed, his intervention results in being far more inspiring than a simple presentation.

With his charisma, he introduces the UNESCO institution, founded in 1945 with the aim of spreading worldwide peace and dialogue through education, science and culture. He stresses the fact that the organisation was created in war time, when the only purpose people had was surviving from the harsh World War II. Petroncelli puts the focus on the values that the different ministers of education, collected in 1943 to fight Nazis through the promotion of culture, were trying to convey while creating the organisation. After seventy years, the same creativity and desire motivate him to act. He is concerned about the interaction of the organisation and youth and he personally aims at promoting the cooperation among the two.

Therefore, he was nominated Youth Delegate for the National Committee for UNESCO at the Paris Congress in 2011, where he represented Italy at the 7th Global Youth Forum.  The main issue discussed was the understanding on how young people could access UNESCO, in order to boost the change in our societies in a collaborative environment.

Six years ago, his motivation has driven him to the brilliant idea of proposing the foundation of the first Youth Committee of UNESCO in Italy. “We wanted to let our voices be heard from the UN in Paris” he claims, and that is what actually happened: with the implementation of his project, the Youth Committee of the Italian National Commission for UNESCO was founded and the First National Assembly took place in Rome on 15-16 January 2016.

“I didn’t want to wait for an opportunity to come. I wanted to act.” That is the ultimate message he launches to the young audience. While considering the idea of creating an opportunity for youth to be an active part of UNESCO, he has made an impact on the system.

 

By Valentina Carrara

 

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