The International Master in European Studies is organised jointly by the European Desk of the Belgian-Italian Chamber of Commerce and the Institute of European Studies of the Catholic University of Louvain to prepare students to work as EU Policy Advisor and Project Manager. International Master in European Studies: come to Brussels to become EU Policy Advisor or EU Project Manager
This intensive programme is organized in a 3-month schedule, enabling students to gain specific competences and skills in a short period of time. Students will have the possibility to gain knowledge on the European Union institutional structure, functioning and policies, as well as get knowledge about EU funding methods and Project Cycle Management. The programme teaching methodology is a practice-oriented approach, which aims at transferring knowledge through a learning-by-doing process. A limited number of 30 students are admitted to the IMES programme: they are from different countries and diverse educational backgrounds.
The IMES programme is composed of three sections:
In the first section, the topic of the European construction is analysed from the historical, juridical and economic points of view. The main European policies, strategies and monetary agreements are here examined. This is the basis of the theoretical knowledge needed for Lobbying and Project Management.
The second section focuses on learning the mechanisms, tools and criteria for designing and managing successful EU-funded projects and tenders. The student learns through a learning-by-doing approach, with the support of case studies and interactive workshops. The lessons and the practical activities are held by professional EU Advisors, who have years of experience in planning, advising and providing technical assistance to SMEs, NGOs, think-tanks, public entities, and international organizations.
In the third section, several seminars at the European institutions are organized in order to meet EU officers and to have a direct contact with professionals. This section aims also to provide students with a wide vision of the different realities operating on the Brussels area in the European field.
The Job Link module is one of the master’s strengths: it is a good start for the entrance in the Brussels job market. It provides the support to students in further developing their career path by a seminar and the one-to-one meetings with a recruiter. The CV of the students will be included in a CV Book which is sent to various organizations and companies in Brussels. If students find an internship, the BICC will support them with the drafting of the contract and offering the trainee insurance.
Deadline for the application: 12th April 2019
Duration: From 29th April to 25th July 2019
How to apply: IMES applications should be done through this Online Form.
Following documents should be attached during the application:
- a copy of the university diploma or equivalent degree (last-year university students shall submit a transcript of records)
- a cover letter in English, stating their motivation to attend the IMES programme;
- language certificates or a language knowledge self-statement;
- one passport-size photograph;
- a copy of passport or other identification document;
- proof of payment of the first instalment of tuition fees.
Fees and scholarships: The overall tuition fee for attending the programme amounts to 4.800€. The payment of the fee is divided into 3 instalments. The first instalment of 500 € must be paid at the application phase. Scholarships of a value of 2.000 € can be awarded to students.
IMES Coordinator – Ms Vanessa Spadaro
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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 International Careers Fair has reached its 10th edition. Do not miss the opportunity to be part of it. Sign up now for free and do not forget that All careers pass through Rome!
The International Careers Fair is the only event in Rome that gives the opportunity to young people, whether they are high school students, university students or recent graduates, to meet institutions that offer education, internships and jobs, thus rewarding ambitous boys and girls who want to sit down at the table of professional opportunities in the international arena.
Now in its 10th edition, the International Careers Fair has established itself over the years as an example of excellence and represents a unique opportunity of a meeting and exchange of views between young people and organizations which are active in the international market.
This event is organized by the Association Giovani nel Mondo and will take place on the 11th and 12th of March 2019 within the International Careers Festival which is an initiative entirely dedicated to students and graduates whom interest is to draw a path into the competitive but fascinating international careers world.
The venue of the Fair will be the elegant Sheraton Parco de' Medici Rome Hotel located in via Salvatore Rebecchini 145 - Rome. A shuttle service will be available for the interested participants to the event's venue from the nearest train station.
The International Careers Fair will be open to the public for 2 of the 4 days dedicated to the Festival and will give the opportunity to 60,000 young people to meet over 200 exhibitors and have face-to-face meetings with officials of international organizations, with representatives of the most important NGOs in Italy and in the world, with HR of prestigious companies and alzo with representatives of the top prestigious Universities and Business Schools in Italy and abroad.
And this is not it! This unmissable event gives much more; during the Fair you can take part in Recruiting Sessions, practical Workshops on how to approach an international job search, and to conferences with prestigious speakers. Unmissable news are:
- the Video Fair area where, through an online connection, you can meet with prestigious international organizations,
- the Digital Zone, entirely dedicated to technological innovations and aimed towards an active “social” participation by all young people involved.
So, it is not just information, but also real opportunities. In case you want to sign up for an interview you can point out your preferences through the registration form. Registration is free.
What are therefore the main goals of the International Careers Fair? Among others:
- To publicise and promote the complex world of international careers;
- To publicise universities, academies, schools, and training institutions in Italy and around the world;
- To promote career opportunities offered by companies, non-profit organisations, and international institutions;
- To promote the meeting between the demand and the providers of employment;
- To promote dialogue and exchange between the educational system and labour market to bridge the gap.
Internationalism, Opportunity and Competitiveness are therefore the key words of this edition which is bound to be a success.
After these premises you defenetely cannot miss it. Register now and for free by filling out the registration form.
The International Careers Fair is organized under the support of IFAD, WFP, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Italian Representation of the European Commission and among the organizations that participated in past editions we mention: the College of Europe, Aiesec, FAO, EPSO, National Civil Service, Save the Children, Telefono Azzurro, Amnesty International, ONE, Doctors Without Borders, UN agencies in Rome such as UNICEF, UNHCR, UNICRI, UNDESA and UNIDO, the World Food Program, IFAD, ISPI , Barel, WEP, Sara Insurance, World Bank, Columbia University, Sole 24 Business School, Cambridge University, Alitalia, Apple, Barilla, Eataly, Trenitalia, and many other institutions of international prestige.
The participants of the 4 projects of the International Careers Festival, namely RomeMUN, Rome Business Game, Rome Press Game and International Careers Course, will have free access to the fair during the 2 days of the event.
For more information:
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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 Gloria and I am 24 years old.
I have a degree in Political Science and International Relations and have always had a strong passion for the world of human rights, international cooperation and international affairs. Since I started my studies, I have often consulted the carriereinternazionali.com website to stay updated on the available opportunities and on the requirements in the international careers field.
In 2015 I decided to take part in the renowned United Nations simulation Rome MUN organized by the Giovani nel Mondo association. It was an unforgettable experience that, in addition to giving me training on the procedures, the debate and the drafting of UN documents, led me to create friendships, also at international level, with the other participants in the simulation. Friendships that I cultivate until today.
Over the years, continuing to study for exams I have never stopped looking for opportunities for growth and places to learn and practice what I learned at university. That’s why after a long experience in volunteering, I decided to put myself to the test and I joined the wonderful staff of carriereinternazionali.com.
Working for Giovani nel Mondo allows me to test myself daily putting into practice a variety of skills that I learned in my studies, but also to develop additional skills with the careful supervision and training of the staff.
I am extremely happy to be able to live this experience by giving my best because I know the difficulty of inclusion in the international environment and of the research itself of the opportunities that this environment can offer. I used to consult carriereinternazionali.com myself, now you can find me on the other side of the screen!
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.
I am Amantia Bali, born and raised in Tirana, for 2 years I moved to Rome for study reasons.
In 2010 I graduated in Political Sciences and International Relations in Tirana, and I have done several work experience such as traineeship at the Albanian Ministry of Defense in the field of NATO integration, then Associations with objectives the Training of young students in foreign Universities. Being always looking for new opportunities, I found myself working in TV stations and also newspapers, among which "Arberia News" an online journalistic magazine formed by a group of young idealist journalists with the aim of writing only true information to all and being in service of our community. Thanks to these experiences I really understood what I want to do in the future and the contribution I want to give, hopefully , on a global level. I am currently attending the course on "Media, Digital Communication and Journalism" at Sapienza University of Rome, and I am currently working as an editor at the Giovani nel Mondo Association. I believe in the future of all of us, and from experience I understand how important the role of association as ours is to help students and new graduates to find their own professional path. It was easy to get in touch with the Youth in the World Association because they are everywhere and always available to help you start your career. In this regard they gave me their trust by entrusting me with the job of the editor where every day we are looking for new opportunities for all of you. One of our important projects is also the organization of the Careers Festival in March where we are expecting everyone to be part so can take a close look at our amazing work.
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!