By Clelia Maria Vegezzi, Ludovica Ferranti and Eleonora Peruch

Imagine having dinner in Hell and Heaven. A banquet full of people around with their arms tied. Which do you think would make a difference between the two? In The Great Divorce C.S. Lewis described people in Hell as fighting against each other in order to reach for food, whereas in Heaven collaborating with each other, feeding the person on the opposite side of the table. Collaboration in fact has been the key point touched on by all the speakers in today’s Opening Ceremony of the International Careers Festival, celebrating its 10 th anniversary.


From 2009, the International Careers Festival has been the greatest opportunity offered to young people to practice collaboration in a multicultural environment. The Opening Ceremony was a celebration of diversity. As the Deputy Minister, Lorenzo Fieramonti stressed, “Diversity is a great ingredient of a good social life”.


Too often we act as if time and space have no boundaries. But in fact, time is limited and we should all pray for more. We should not sit down waiting for the change; we should be the change all together.

Collaborate rather than trying to stand out solo! The International Careers Festival is the perfect occasion to do so. In her speech, Wendy Wiver, first Counsellor and Bilateral and Foreign Policy at the British Embassy in Rome, remarked on the importance of preserving diversity and considering inequality a resource.


Participants can choose among four projects of the Festival according to their skills and interests. Internationalisation is the link among all the programmes. As Daniele Conte, President of the Giovani nel Mondo Association and Executive Director of the ICF said, “International means that we all are interconnected and affected by what is happening around the world”.


The original and most comprehensive programme among the four, the Rome MUN (Model United Nations), offers the opportunity to join a diplomatic simulation of the United Nations, one of the international organisation that mostly promotes diversity and demands for collaboration.

Secondly, the Rome Business Game, devoted to allowing young people to experience the world of business through case study competitions. Despite the competitive nature of the programme, participants are immersed in a collaborative environment in an effort to reach common solutions. Dr. Marco Giraldin von Lahnstein, director of the programme, suggested that in a company it is more important to focus on the human capital rather than on the economic capital.


Reporting during the Festival, the Rome Press Game participants get the chance to act as journalists and translators. Programme Director Shanti Kodituwakku Hettiarachchilage defined internationalisation as “breaking boundaries and making diversity a strong point in ourselves”. The last programme offering the opportunity to experience the multicultural aspect of the Festival is the International Careers Course.

Participants acquire and strengthen their soft skills through practical workshops, preparing for a successful international career.

The enthusiasm of the speakers who participated in the previous editions inspire us to be the change the world needs. Let’s be the Youth Leaders of Today!

Edited by Team 4 - Press Game

Would you like to concretely do something for justice and equality in the world? Would you like to take action to end extreme poverty and preventable diseases? ONE is a campaigning and advocacy organisation of more than nine million people around the world. Come and visit this organization at the International Careers Fair in Rome!

For other opportunities in the International Organizations click here.

Also this year you will have the possibility to meet ONE association on the occasion of the International Careers Fair, an event that will take place in Rome on the 11th and 12th March within the International Careers Festival at the Sheraton Parco de’ Medici Hotel. What better chance to know something more about their campaigns and how they interact with governments? Join the Fair for free and take part in recruiting sessions, workshops and conferences!

The ONE organization offers you the possibility to:
- officially participate in their initiatives by signing petitions and taking part in the campaigns they undertake each year;
- become Youth ONE Ambassador. As ONE Ambassador you will engage decision makers, you will work with the media to raise the profile of ONE’s campaigns, and encourage the public to sign ONE petitions through online activity and local events;
- became part of the team thanks to different open positions like data analyst, coordinator, research assistant and so on. Read the article "Great job opportunity at ONE organization: find out more about it!
to find out more details about the position as research assistant.

Are you ready to take part at ONE campaigns? Come to the International Careers Fair and take part in their presentation. Do not wait, sign up for free now by filling out the registration form. We are waiting for you on the 11th and 12th March in Rome.


The UNHCR is looking for a new Social Media Officer. Don’t miss this opportunity and send now your application!

For more opportunities go to: International Organizations


Organization: The United Nations Agency for Refugees was born in the aftermath of the Second World War with the task of assisting European citizens who fled their homes because of the conflict. On the basis of optimistic forecasts, on 14 December 1950 the United Nations General Assembly established the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) with a three-year mandate to carry out its task and then to melt. On 28 July the following year, the United Nations Convention on the Status of Refugees, the legal basis for refugee assistance and the statute of UNHCR activity is adopted. In 1954, the new organization was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for its innovative work in assisting refugees in Europe. At the time, the Agency's mandate has just been extended until the end of the decade. It spends more than a quarter of a century when, in 1981, UNHCR again receives the prestigious recognition for what has in the meantime become assistance to refugees around the world, with a mention of the political obstacles that the organization faces. From just 34 members of the staff of which it avails itself at the time of its foundation, it passes to 7,190 on which UNHCR can count today, between local and international, 702 of which base in the Geneva headquarters.

The UNHCR is one of the organization that will take part in the International Careers Fair! Participate in the Fair and you will have the opportunity to get in touch with this dynamic and multicultural company! Don’t miss this great opportunity! Join the Fair to find out more about UNHCR but first don’t forget to fill in the registration form

Read here: Discover the organizations that will take part in the International Careers Fair: UNHCR




Duty Station: Various Locations


Open To: candidates with a Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience with graduate degree


Deadline: not specified


Job description: The general functions may include:

- Serve as community manager for any of our country, regional or global social media accounts, producing and curating content that reflects communications priorities and key messages and speaks effectively to the audience.

-    Monitor and moderate comments on social media posts, intervening as appropriate to answer questions and guide the conversation.

-    Produce social media content from the field, including photos and short videos that showcase UNHCR¿s operational work and the rights and needs of refugees and other people of concern.

-    Train colleagues to use social media effectively, including country Representatives and field-based communicators.

-    Develop high-impact social media content ¿ including graphics, videos and other multimedia formats ¿ that effectively informs and engages external audiences and supports media and advocacy campaigns.

-    Collect and analyze social media metrics to gauge reach, engagement and other performance measures for social media posts, accounts and campaigns, helping to inform results-based decision making and drive the effective use of resources.


Qualifications: General Requirements for all levels:

-    Experience producing, editing and disseminating multimedia content for online audiences ideally for media outlets, international brands, political parties, NGOs, or other international institutions.

-    Experience using advanced tools for online publishing, including content management systems and social media authoring tools like SocialFlow, Hootsuite or TweetDeck.

-    Experience working in sensitive and fast-moving news, communications, advocacy and/or fundraising contexts.

-    Experience producing and interpreting web or social media analytics to inform strategies and work plans.

-    Strong editorial judgement, including ethical and political awareness.

-    Sophisticated understanding of multimedia content, including how it can best be produced, packaged, published and shared on websites, on social media and with news organizations.

-    Proven ability to conceptualize, plan and execute ideas as well as transfer knowledge and skills.

-    Proven skills in communication, networking, negotiation, and ability to relate to different audiences.

-    Strong diplomatic skills, highly developed political skills and judgement, understanding of UNHCR's external relationships.

-    Excellent command of English and another relevant UN language (written, oral, comprehension) and highly developed writing and editing skills.

-    Excellent computer skills (MS Office essential; Adobe Photoshop and/or Adobe Premiere Pro an asset). Familiarity with Slack and Trello an asset.

Education: Degree in Communications, Political Science, International Relations or a related field.

-    Job experience: Minimum 2 years of relevant experience with graduate degree (equivalent of a Master¿s), 3 years with undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) in journalism, advocacy, communications, marketing or humanitarian work (ideally public information or content production).

-    Excellent communication and editorial skills.

-    Background in journalism, communications and/or advocacy.

-    Languages: Proficiency in English is required.

Some qualifications could change depending on the different positions offered. So the candidate need to visit the  link to the offer to better understand.


Wage/Fees: not specified


Application process: in order to apply the candidate need to visit the link to the offer


Useful links:  link to the offer



Contact Information:

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees


+41 22 739 8111

edited by Beatrice Baruffa

The editorial staff of 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.  

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The Nonviolent Peaceforce US office in St. Paul, MN accepts applications for various positions on a rolling basis. If you share the organization's mission and you're ready to test yourself then do not miss the opportunity!


For more opportunities go to: International Organization


Organization: Nonviolent Peaceforce fosters dialogue among parties in conflict and provides a protective presence for threatened civilians.

With the headquarters in Ferney Voltaire (France) and an office in Minneapolis, NP field teams are presently deployed in the Philippines, in South Sudan, Myanmar and the Middle East. The field staff include veterans of conflict zones, experienced peacekeepers, and those new to the field with the right combination of experience, skills, aptitude and attitude.  The aim is to protect civilians in violent conflicts through unarmed strategies and build peace side by side with local communities advocating for the wider adoption of these approaches to safeguard human lives and dignity.


Duty Station: Nonviolent Peaceforce Office, Minneapolis


Open To: candidates who share interest in the mission of The Nonviolent Peaceforce


Timeframe: Semesters Available: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

Deadline: open - you can apply throughout the year


Job description: Internships can be summer-long, semester-long, or customized to meet your needs. They are currently accepting applications for the role of Database Assistant. Assist Nonviolent Peaceforce in keeping meaningful and accurate data on donors, supporters and contacts in Raiser’s Edge, their relationship management database. The database assistant will also work on planning for methods, policy, and procedures for improved data integrity. This position works heavily with computers


Qualifications: The ideal candidate must meet the following qualifications:

- Enjoy working with computers and have general proficiency;  

- Experience and ability in internet searches;

- Very good reasoning skills;

-  Attention to detail;

-  Able to follow written and verbal directions well;

-  Able to work autonomously;

-  Confidentiality and discretion required;

-  Able to focus while in close proximity to others;

-  Commitment to the mission of Nonviolent Peaceforce;

- Patience and perseverance;

- Desire to learn;

-  A sense of humor;

-  Able to learn from successes and mistakes


Wage/fees: Generally NP interns are unpaid, but receive valuable work experience and credits towards their education, if applicable.


Application processInterested candidates have to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. sending also  a resume and cover letter.  


Useful links: Nonviolent Peaceforce official website

Link to the offer


Contact information:

Diane Kammerude, Finance and HR Manager, (612) 871-0005 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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edited by Beatrice Baruffa

The editorial staff of 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


My name is Beatrice and I am 24 years old. I come from Rome but I have been living in a town of the “Castelli Romani”, Velletri, for several years. I have studied modern languages at the University “La Sapienza” in Rome and I graduated one year ago in Russian literature. Actually I am attending the Master degree course in Economy and  international Management  at the Unint University. It is thanks to my university, participating in the wonderful experience of  Rome model United Nations, that I had the opportunity to know the Giovani nel mondo Association that immediately attracted my attention  because of the great work done in different areas.Participating in the simulation organized by Giovani nel mondo was certainly an experience that has enriched me on a cultural and human level and that I highly recommend everyone to try.Precisely because of the trust and admiration towards the Association, I decided to carry out an internship with  Giovani nel mondo. The internship is really interesting, formative and, although I have just started, I can say that I am very satisfied with my choice. 


In particular, in the role of editor, I deal with writing forms relating to job offers and opportunities of various kinds, the management of contacts with institutions and the planning of the facebook page managed by the association. What I have known is a truly exciting and energetic world, born with the fundamental purpose of making the possibilities for us young people in a broader environment easier and more accessible and I am very happy to contribute.


Very important is also the positive atmosphere that we breathe in the editorial office, where I got to know my colleagues with whom I share the interest in the work done and the willingness to guarantee our help in achieving the goals of international Careers.

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