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Alumni Opportunities

The YES Alumni Program wishes to engage YES alumni in building a worldwide YES community to continue building bridges as citizens around the world. The events offered aim to further engage YES alumni in the global community as well as provide opportunities that cultivate their leadership skills. The below events opportunities are organized by both the YES Alumni Program and other international organizations.

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Westerwelle Young Founders Programme - Autumn 2018

The Westerwelle Young Founders Programme is a fully funded year-long programme for 25 exceptional entrepreneurs from developing and emerging economies. As part of the programme, the Westerwelle Fou... read more

  May.21.18 - Jun.25.18
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Tomorrow's Peacebuilders Award 2018

Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders awards individuals who are passionate about local peace building. Awarded annually, they offer international recognition for grassroots peace activists in conflict-affected... read more

  May.01.18 - Jun.12.18

Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships

Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships are for candidates from least developed and lower middle income Commonwealth countries, for part-time Master’s study by distance learning on selected cou... read more

  May.21.18 - Jun.20.18
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M100 Young European Journalists Workshop

Are you from Europe of the countries of hte Eastern Partnership and interested in journalism? This opportunity is for you! The M100 Young European Journalists Workshop (M100YEJ) is part of the reno... read more

  May.12.18 - Jun.12.18

UNESCO International Literacy Prize

UNESCO is calling for applications and nominations for the 2018 UNESCO International Literacy Prizes, which this year will award outstanding programmes and individuals who promote literacy around t... read more

  Apr.24.18 - Jun.05.18

Dorcas Muthoni PhD Fellowship 2018

This is a brand new scholarship for talented female student with strong research interests who are interested in pursuing a PhD in one of the Research Areas of the Department of Information and Com... read more

  Apr.16.18 - Jun.01.18

IJNet Arabic's Mentoring Center for MENA Media Startups

Applications are now open for the IJNet Arabic's Mentoring Center for MENA Media Startups 2018. The IJNet Arabic Mentoring Center gives digital media entrepreneurs the skills and resources they nee... read more

  May.01.18 - May.31.18


Youthopia is a weeklong youth conference hosted in Karachi, Pakistan that focuses on freedom, peace and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Youthopia is a result of the belief that yo... read more

  May.01.18 - May.28.18

Palestinian Media Practitioner Training Programme

For YES alumni from Gaza, the West Bank, and Arab Communities of Israel interested in journalism – this opportunity is just for you! The UN is organizing an annual training program for P... read more

  May.01.18 - May.28.18


Open IDEO is inviting ideas for its 2018 BridgeBuilder Challenge, seeking ideas to address urgent global challenges at the intersections of peace, prosperity, and planet in new ways. Successful app... read more

  May.08.18 - Jun.04.18

NCMG International Peace Award 2018

NCMG is now accepting nominations for their 2018 International Peace Awards. NCMG honors African individuals and organizations that are committed and contribute towards the pursuit of peace, justic... read more

  May.07.18 - Jun.29.18

MS International Federation McDonalds Fellowship

This opportunity is for YES alumni who have dedicated themselves to researching Multiple Sclerosis. The McDonald Fellowship enables young researchers from emerging countries to work in a research i... read more

  May.08.18 - Jun.30.18
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UNESCO Young Professionals Programme 2018

UNESCO is now accepting applications for the Young Professionals Programme (YPP) 2018. YPP has the goal of improving the geographical representation of the Secretariat, promoting gender parity, and... read more

  May.08.18 - Jun.30.18
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The Kofi Annan Business School Fellowship

Are you an emerging leader from a developing country and interested in pursuing a two-year Master's in Management or a one year MBA degree? If so, read on! The Kofi Annan fellowship fully fu... read more

  May.08.18 - Jun.30.18
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Nantes Creative Generations Forum 2018

This is an exciting opportunity for YES alumni from European countries. The Nantes Creative Generations Forum is now accepting applications for young people who are interested in citizenship in the... read more

  Apr.23.18 - Jun.03.18

Advancing Healthcare Innovation in Africa Conference

This opportunity is for our YES alumni scientists based in Africa. Advancing Healthcare Innovation in Africa (AHIA) supports and promotes the advancement of health innovation and technologies in Af... read more

  Apr.15.18 - May.15.18
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Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition 2018

If you’re passionate about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and are doing something about it within your community (or have a plan of action), this opportunity is perfect for you. T... read more

  Mar.15.18 - Jul.31.18
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The Global People's Summit

Can't get enough of the SDGs? Watch this video to find out how you can be apa... read more

  Apr.17.18 - Sep.22.18

The Stellar Prize 2018

Talented in writing poems and short stories? ... read more

  Apr.13.18 - Jun.11.18

International Youth Leadership Conference

The International Youth Leadership Conference brings candidates from around the world to meet and sharpen their leadership skills to tackle global issues. An ideal opportunity for political or busi... read more

  Apr.01.18 - Jun.01.18
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World Health Organization Internship Program

The World Health Organization (WHO) is now accepting applications for their internship program at their Headquarters and regional offices. WHO, as the leader in global public health issues, is comm... read more

  Mar.15.18 - Jun.30.18

2018 International Essay Contest for Young People

GOI Foundation is now accepting submissions for their annual essay writing event. GOI Foundation aims to inspire society to learn from young minds and consider how each individual can make a differ... read more

  Mar.27.18 - Jun.15.18
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Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest

Calling all writers! The Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction and Essay Contest is now accepting short stories. A story is considered any short work of fiction, and an essay is any short work of nonfict... read more

  Oct.14.17 - Apr.30.18
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Young Women Transform Prize 2018

In Celebration of International Women's Day USAID has announced they are now accepting applications for the Young Women Transform Prize. Successful applicants will receive a grant between 15,000 an... read more

  Mar.08.18 - Apr.30.18
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Peace First MIni-Grant for Peacemaking Projects

Peace First is now accepting applications for 250 USD mini-grants for peacemaking projects. These projects should make a positive difference in a young person's communities through an approach grou... read more

  Rolling Applications
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Global Youth Empowerment Fund

The Global Youth Empowerment Fund is an initiative to empower young people around the world to impact their communities by investing in grassroots, community projects. A partnership of Junior Chamb... read more

  Mar.01.18 - May.31.18
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The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the International Organization for Migration invite youth from around the world to submit original and creative videos focusing on the PLURAL+ theme... read more

  Feb.27.18 - Jun.03.18
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Cultural Vistas Train USA Program

The Cultural Vistas Train USA Program provides university students, recent graduates, and professionals from around the world the opportunity to enhance their skills and experience the United States t... read more

  Rolling Applications
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Cultural Vistas Internship Program in Germany

The Cultural Vistas Internship Program in Germany provides the opportunity for students to gain valuable international work skills, improve their German language ability, and experience German life an... read more

  Rolling Applications

SVSU YES Alumni Scholarship

The SVSU YES Alumni Scholarship is awarded to international undergraduate and graduate students in recognition of exemplary academic achievement and participation in the Youth Exchange and Study (YES)... read more

  Rolling Applications

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