My name is Giulia Brandão Rocha and I come from São Paulo, Brazil.
It all began when I started looking for opportunities to develop new skills outside the college environment due to the traditional way of learning in the classroom, which does not bring the whole knowledge. Students of International Relations have a multifarious opinion regarding the world, but when they meet people who live in different backgrounds and cultures, their overview is altered. As one of these students, I feel the necessity to have an experience like this and participate in international events, especially because I never traveled outside my country. Consequently, the chance to be an Ambassador of the International Careers Festival it is the opportunity I found to be among talented people and students who are promoting and building together an event full of diversity.
Being an Ambassador of the Festival is different from everything I have ever done. My experience as the Brazilian Ambassador of the Festival is enriching to my personal and professional skills due to the tasks and duties to promote the event, such as presentations and public speeches to many people. Beyond that, during the promotion, you start new friendships with promoters from all over the world and with participants.
The best part is the feedback from presentations: hearing “thank you so much for sharing it” from people that did not know about the event, seeing them interested in the opportunity and asking questions is amazing! At last, I am looking forward to seeing the results of all promoters and be able to enjoy this extraordinary event in March 2019.
My Name is SALHI Narimane from Algeria. I am an activist in the Youth sector, I am Master student in Finance and I work as a product manager for a pharmaceutical company. In 2017 I started my journey with the ICF as a promoter in Algeria and a participant as a Delegate in the RomeMUN in the UNEP representing Russia.
I started working on the promotional campaign on Facebook and several social media making also some presentations for students. The journey was not that easy, it was my first promoting experience and I faced some difficult situations but I managed them and I found the right solutions. Then big day came, I took a plane with my delegation and we were finally in Rome participating in the event of which we were talking about for months. I enjoyed every single moment of the event and I decided to come do it again. For my second participation I was selected as a Coordinator and a Co-Chair having then a double responsibility. As a Coordinator I was working with the promoters in the MENA region and in some African countries. We had some online meetings, I received their reports, I answered to their questions and I helped them promoting the event. I was promoting the event as well and I had the honor to share my amazing experience with all the others. I also had the chance to talk about the event on a tv show. Anyway my commitment with the International Festival Career didn’t stop here since I also was selected as a Co-Chair. In this role I had the honor to work with Mr George; we were chairing together the UNESCO committee which was the biggest in Rome MUN 2018. I was giving advices with the Delegates on the Facebook group to help them getting ready and making their preparation easier. I some made webinar sessions for them to answer their questions, doing that even during my work lunch breaks because I think that it’s very important to be there for the Delegates since for most of them It was the first MUN experience so I was focused on training them about the procedures’ rules. The big day came and I met them, I was amazed by their motivation and I saw how the conference made a positive impact on them.
The first day most of the Delegates were shy ,but starting from the second session all of them got involved. They were debating in a very professionaly and, to be honest, it was very difficult to choose the best Delegate since they all did their best. They learned how to speak in public and how to defend the position of their assigned countries. We experienced a very strong relationship which it was deeper than that of a Co-Chair with their Delegates. I felt they were under my responsibility and since I work in the health sector, when I feel that one of my Delegates is sick or pale or feeling bad I try my best to make him/her feel better. We were all like brothers and sisters, we had great moments and we learned together while having fun. In one committee there were people from different backgrounds, different countries and different cultures but the ICF bond us as one big family. I really feel at home and I can’t wait for the next edition to meet the best people ever. The International Careers Festival is not just an event, it’s a community, it’s a family where this big world become a small home. I met a lot of people in other countries, then I met them again in Rome, and I am sure I will meet them again. I made strong friendships thanks to the International Careers Festival and, as a youth activist I think this event helps for a better future because youth is the future and through this kind of events we can spread tolerance and peace and we can hope for better world and a better future because our generation is able to make a positive change.
This year I am the Coordinator of North Africa and I am happy to work with Hossem BERKAN who is my former Delegate in Algeria MUN, and shined in the Rome Press game in 2018. He is one also one of my promoters fo this year, and we will do our best to spread the concept of this great event to people sharing with them our experience. I feel very committed to this event because I learned a lot ,and I would like to thank Giovani nel Mondo for having me as part of this amazing family.
See you in Rome!
The World Youth Alliance offers the opportunity to participate to several internships in different parts of the globe! If you feel ready to face problems and find real solutions at an international level choose your internship, prepare your application and send it immediately!
For more opportunities go to International Organizations
Organization: WYA - World Youth Alliance, 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. We bring young people to international conferences and into dialogue with ambassadors, diplomats, and political leaders. They focus on:
- international policy and human rights
- economic development
- social development
- global health
WYA trains young people of every background from every corner of the world in each of these areas, training them to advocate for the human person and develop creative solutions to real world problems.
Duty Station: Several, among others:
- Africa (Nairobi, Kenya)
- Asia Pacific (Manila, Philippines)
- Europe (Brussels, Belgium)
- Latin America (Mexico City, Mexico)
- Middle East (Beirut, Lebanon)
- North America (New York, USA)
Open To: All young people who meet the requirements. Check carefully the single requirements needed for the different internship options.
Timeframe: The timeframes vary depending on the venue of the internship, check this link for details
Deadline: Periodic: check the various deadlines at the this link
Job description: The WYA offers different internship programmes which provide opportunities for young people who are inspired by the ideas and work of the World Youth Alliance (WYA) to gain professional skills working on WYA’s 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:
internships in all of the regional offices. Many of the interns accepted into the New York internship first complete a regional internship, are active WYA members in their country, and receive recommendations on their outstanding work.
The regional offices include:
- Africa (Nairobi, Kenya)
- Asia Pacific (Manila, Philippines)
- Europe (Brussels, Belgium)
- Latin America (Mexico City, Mexico)
- Middle East (Beirut, Lebanon)
- North America (New York, USA)
Each region has its own application form. Please select your region below to download your application form;
Different types of internship, all the specifics can be checked clicking on this link:
- Global Internship
- Marketing Internship
- Advocacy Fellowship
- FEMM Internship (WYA sister organization)
Qualifications: The ideal candidates for the WYA internship have:
- strong desire to protect and promote human dignity while making a positive impact on society, - be proactive,
- humble individuals with a willingness to learn.
Wage/Fees: not mentioned but some regional internships provide accommodation.
Visa and transportation fees will be at the applicant’s expense.
Application process: to apply for one of the internships offered by the World Youth Alliance it is necessary to check carefully the different Application Forms available in the single page of the offers.
It is necessary to check the documents needed to complete the application process. Generally:
- Completed application form
- Resumé or Curriculum Vitae
- Two letters of recommendation
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The editorial staff of carriereinternazionali.com is not responsible for the reliability of the information contained in this article. If you want any further information concerning this vacancy, please contact the proposing organization.
Do you want to start an International Career? If you want to know something more about our association activities visit the website www.internationalcareersfestival.org
My name is Sara Girelli, born 23 years ago under the sign of the virgin. A year ago I decided to leave everything and go to live alone, I moved to Rome, where I worked and currently I study.
I attend the three-year International Cooperation and Development course at La Sapienza University.
Almost at the end of my university career, I started looking for a curricular internship to put a little practice into all these years of study.
My desire was to become part of a dynamic group, with stimulating projects, that would give me the chance to get involved, mature on the field and grow professionally.
Almost by chance I came across the association Giovani nel Mondo, I immediately shared their grit, organized events and ideas that put young people all over the world at the center in a mix of culture, education, work and many other opportunities.
Currently I am part of the editorial staff of the web site carriereinternazionali.com, where I have the opportunity to learn how to use an online platform, get to know international organizations, non-profit organizations and much more, in a professional environment but also free and carefree. I am very happy to be able to contribute to young people like me looking for a future.
My name is Francesca, I’m 25 years old and I live in Rome. I chose the linguistic subject for my studies because I think languages are very interesting in everything that concerns them, starting with the comparison of linguistic systems. I studied at Roma Tre and I graduated in March 2017 in linguistic-cultural mediation in Portuguese. During my years at the university, I studied different subjects, passing from the practical study of language (English and Portuguese) to the theoretical one, based on language development over the years. From this study of linguistic change over time I decided to specialize in the audiovisual translation. Nowadays, television and cinema are integral parts of our life and sometimes we passively watch a product without thinking that it’s something translated for our Italian audience. Having told that, I wanted to challenge myself by studying audiovisual translation, I mean, what is in the background of a film, how a film born, a television series, a documentary..The idea that thanks to me the original language content can be accessible to everyone is what brings me forward in my studies. . I obtained my specialization in “translation and adaptation of audiovisual works for dubbing and subtitle” by attending a Master’s degree at UNINT, University of International Studies of Rome, and thanks to my university I had the opportunity to access this internship in the drafting of International Careers. Working in this environment with peers is absolutely stimulating; by working the drafting of articles I learned a technical section which I didn’t know, Web platforms and Social programming. Translating and drafting the various offers in Italian and/or English is an opportunity for me to be always updated about the positions sought by companies and I have the opportunity to apply myself.
My name is Valentina Foscoli, I'm 23 years old and I became a Roman girl due to university.
I come from a small town in the Umbrian hills where there is not much talk about international careers, but in Rome I started to be part of this fascinating world and so I launched myself into the adventure of the internship with Giovani nel Mondo and its information portal Carriere Internazionali.
I graduated last year at the University of Studies of Roma Tre in languages and linguistic-cultural mediation with English and Arabic and now I am in my second year of the Master's Degree in Interpretation at the University of International Studies in Rome - UNINT. I was in Erasmus in Manchester in 2016 and I returned with a great desire to leave again so at the moment I'm looking around to understand what I could and I'd like to do after finishing my studies.
That's why I came into contact with the Carriere Internazionali website: I was looking for a first approach to the world of work, and now I'm here as an active member of the editorial team, to give my contribution so that other guys like me can find an inspiration or why not, a true work experience or a training one both in the national and international context.
Becoming part of the editorial team meant for me to become part of a group that works with maximum cohesion to make a service that is fundamental to young people who (literally) all over the world look like me to the world of work. But I must say that it also means becoming aware of all the opportunities we can have if we are able to get to know them and really enjoy them.
After all this is what we do in the editorial office: make it easier for everyone to choose the future they like the best, taking full advantage of the opportunities offered. I know that this seems obvious, but my own experience has taught me that going into the tide of websites of corporations, institutions and companies around the world can be extremely daunting, so if you want to see what we do, stop by our page and maybe you will find your inspiration!
Hi, my name is Eleonora and I’m 23 years old. I live and study in Rome and I’ve always been in love with languages: I’ve studied languages both at High School and at University.
One year ago I graduated in Languages and now I’m attending the second year of a Master degree in Languages for the Interpretation and the Translation. In particular, I’m studying English, Spanish and Arabic.
Thanks to my university I’ve had the possibility to meet the Giovani nel Mondo association, specifically through the International Careers Festival: a networking experience that every year takes place at UNINT university where you can meet ONGs, international organizations, institutions, companies, etc.
That’s why as soon as I read about the internship, as a member of the editorial staff at Giovani nel Mondo Association, I’ve applied to: in this way I’d have the possibility to personally create and update their website through which lots of young people can find internships and jobs.
Being a member of this editorial staff is a really great training experience, not only because you are part of a working group that helps you growing from the professional point of view, but also because you can personally meet different associations through all over the world, you learn how to find and choose the right internships and job offers and it’s nice to know that you are helping girls and boys like myself to find their best fitting training experience.
I’ve started this internship just two weeks ago, but I know I’ll learn a lot and I’ll do my best to help this association meeting its goals.
My name is Maria Luisa I'm 22 and I'm from Rome. Determined to undertake an international experience and to improve my English, after finishing high school I decided to move to London to attend a University course and I graduated from Queen Mary University of London in July with a degree in Politics with Business Management. During my three years of university, I tried to get involved in numerous university activities that enriched my experience such as volunteering work, cover roles of responsibility and become president of the Queen Mary Business Management Society and participate in several Model United Nations in London and Oxford. Before starting my Master course, I decided to take a "gap year" and do some work experience, which is necessary for students and new graduates before entering the job market. I decided to apply for an internship and become part of the editorial staff of International Careers because having a passion for writing since I was a child, I wanted to try an editorial experience and because I was interested in the idea of working at a website where are published job offers for young people from all over the world who would like to start an international career. Indeed, having experienced how difficult it is to find international opportunities suitable to your profile, I was attracted by the idea of contributing to the creation of a website that wants to facilitate this process. In my work as an editor, my main duties are researching job offers proposed by multiple institutions, which in the website are divided into the categories of International Organizations, Europe, Education, Other Opportunities and Cooperation and drafting articles in Italian and English where these offers are published. Certainly, this experience is helping me to improve my writing and research skills. It is also allowing me to learn how to use web platforms and to become more aware of the requirements needed to start an international career.
My name is Lorenza and I’m 23 years old. I’m from Rome but I studied Political Science and International Relationship in Milan, at Catholic University of Sacred Heart. Lot of people ask me why I chose to go to Milan even if I lived in Rome. My answer to this question is: go away from my city, my home was the best way to me to became an adult and grew up, find in this way my independency. After I graduated I returned in Rome to find a relevant job experience related to my University course and improve my CV and my skills in the world of work. International Careers was the first website I found and it gave me a lot of possibilities like stages, jobs, volunteering and so on, all in fields of my interest. One day by clicking on "stage" on the page of the site, the first offer concerned an internship at the editorial office of the International Careers. The offer was open to young people who are interested in the world of non-profit and communication and for me was perfect. I did the interview and few weeks later I had entered in the International Careers team. I think this is a great experience for me, where I really have the possibility to learn how this world, that interests me so much, is working and understanding what it takes to become part of it. My interest at the moment is to do some experience while I’m working as waiters in a restaurant to put some money apart and while I’m studying English with the purpose to go abroad for a Master that will allow me, in future, to enter in a NGO or in an International Organization so that I can play my part in this world.
The World ‘s Leading Event for Young and Aspiring Diplomats (3-7 September in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
The 11th edition of the Young Diplomats Forum will be taking place in Kuala Lumpur this September. A week-long event that brings together young future leaders from more than 80 countries.
The Young Diplomats Forum (YDF) is an intensive week-long programme of practical sessions, workshops, policy exercises and institutional visits delivered by world leading experts.
Set up to recognize, enhance and develop the next generation of diplomats, this community of exceptionally bright and accomplished future leaders will gain further insight, tools and opportunities to engage with key stakeholders at a crucial time in their careers and broaden their connections to influence global leaders.
The world’s leading event for young and aspiring diplomats, the YDF will give delegates an unrivaled opportunity to enhance their skills and knowledge in the field of diplomacy and international affairs.
The proceedings and workshops of the forum engage young diplomats with Ambassadors, Members of Parliament, Government officials, Media and Diplomacy experts on different issues of global affairs. In addition, the Young Diplomats Forum is a cultural and entertaining experience that create international friendship amongst participants and engage with institutions in the host country and connect with the place
To hear what past delegates say about their experience, you can check testimonials page
The Global Diplomatic Forum (GDF), a London-based independent, not-for-profit organization, is fostering sustainable partnerships with diplomatic services, government agencies, politicians, thought leaders, media, IGOs and NGOs, academics and the private sector. We seek to engage all the key voices and major players in international affairs to create together effective solutions to the world's most challenging issues, both current and emerging, such as disruptive technologies