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FELLOWSHIP: EFN Fellowship for Myanmar Students, May 2016

Myanmar Youth Empowerment Opportunities

With three of the most pristine large rivers and some of the most extensive intact forest in the Mekong region, Myanmar is Asia’s last frontier for conservation. Its natural environments remain mostly unspoiled. They support some of the region’s poorest people, and possibly the last population of wildlife elephants in Southeast Asia. WWF’s Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program (EFN) is offering the best and brightest future conservation leaders the opportunity to pursue graduate-level study anywhere in the world with the goal of advancing conservation in Myanmar. EFN supports up to two years of study for a maximum of USD 30,000 per year.

INTERNSHIP: Voices Of Youth Blogging Internship, May 2016

Voices Of Youth

The 3-month internship, starting in June 2016, offers you (young people aged 14-24) an opportunity to develop your writing, research and critical thinking skills and allows you to connect with other engaged young people around the world in global dialogue. During the internship, you are supervised by a VOY Community Manager, who will provide tips and tricks on how to write good blog posts. The internship is done by remote participation, which means that interns are not required to travel anywhere.

FELLOWSHIP: Bluhm/Helfand Social Innovation, June 2016

Peace and Collaborative Development Network (PCDN)

The Bluhm/Helfand Social Innovation (BHSI) Fellowship at Chicago Ideas Week (CIW) recognizes social entrepreneurs, 35 years or younger, whose nonprofit and for-profit ventures tackle significant social challenges through innovative business models. Now in its sixth year, the BHSI Fellowship is committed to empowering entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds by providing them a platform for growth. Fellows gain exposure to nationally-recognized business and civic leaders, establish a community of support with past Fellows, are awarded $10,000 in financial support toward their work and participate in CIW, a weeklong ideas festival featuring world-class speakers and thinkers, October 17–23, 2016.

FELLOWSHIP: Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program, May 2016

Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

President Obama’s Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) empowers entrepreneurs and innovative civil society leaders to strengthen their capacity to launch and advance their entrepreneurial ideas and effectively contribute to social and economic development in their communities. In fall 2016, 250 YLAI Professional Fellows from Latin America and the Caribbean will expand their leadership and entrepreneurial experience through fellowships at businesses and civil society organizations across the U.S. 

PROGRAM: International Leadership Programme, May 2016

Mosaic

The International Leadership Programme (ILP) is an innovative leadership development opportunity which aims to develop leadership skills, inspire thinking about global issues and equip young people to become involved in their local communities. The programme begins with the International Summit, which brings together 80 international young leaders aged 25-35 to participate in a two week residential training conference, featuring world-renowned leadership trainers and speakers.

CHALLENGE: School Enterprise Challenge 2016, April 2016

School Enterprise Challenge

The School Enterprise Challenge is a student-led, business start-up awards programme for schools around the world. This free programme guides and supports teachers and students to set up real school businesses. Students develop essential skills in business and entrepreneurship in a practical, fun and innovative way. The programme helps schools generate extra income for their school, or a social cause of their choice.

FELLOWSHIP: Young African Researchers at the Heart of Change, April 2016

The MasterCard Foundation

To launch the Matasa Fellows Network, 10 fellowships will be awarded in 2016 through a competitive process. Fellows will attend two review workshops, and each fellow will produce a high quality synthesis paper and related policy brief. The synthesis papers will be published in a special issue of the IDS BulletinBy focusing the work of Matasa Fellows on youth unemployment, this initiative will address one of the greatest development challenges in Africa today. While this issue has moved to the top of the development agenda in recent years, the research and evidence base to support policy and programs around youth employment remains both fragmented and weak.

PROGRAM: Preparing Global Leaders Academy 2016, May 23-29, 2016

School of Preparing Global Leaders Foundation (PGLF)

The Preparing Global Leaders Academy (PGLA) is a premiere international educational program for the best young professionals in the world. The program seeks to prepare aspiring global scholar-leaders with the tools that are necessary for effective leadership in an increasingly complex world. Students and young professionals take short courses from internationally recognized faculty and participate in a range of leadership simulations. Specifically, participants will learn how to develop an opposable, interdisciplinary mind with an ability to work with and across ideological, national, religious, class and racial differences. 

COURSE: The Future of Work in Africa-Innovations in Youth Employment, April 22-June 03, 2016

Future Forward, ASHOKA, The MasterCard Foundation

The Future of Work in Africa: Innovations in Youth Employment is a six week online professional development course which will cover both the obstacles and challenges of African Youth employment with a focus on innovative solutions and promising new initiatives. Each week participants will explore models, methodologies and the sectors critical to creating employment opportunities in Africa. In order to create a rich learning experience, the course will be comprised of a select group of program managers, policy makers, fellows and innovators chosen based on their background and work in the sector. 

FELLOWSHIP: YSEALI Professional Fellowship, March 2016

Young Southeast Asian Leaders

Over the course of a year, 250 YSEALI Professionals will have five-week placements in U.S. non-profit organizations and state and local government offices. YSEALI Professional Fellows will work in the field of Civic engagement, NGO management, Economic empowerment, Governance, Legislative process, Environmental and natural resources management. Learn how to become a YSEALI Professional Fellow. Or, if you are 18-25, you could be eligible to be a YSEALI Academic Fellow.

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