YES Programs


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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The Economist’s Brightest Minds MBA Scholarship Contest 2020 (Win $25,000 Scholarship)

The Economist’s Brightest Minds competition is offering a $25,000 MBA scholarship to a top business school. Don’t miss out, enter now for your chance to win! Here’s how it works: entrants mu... read more

  Dec.03.19 - Dec.12.19
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Young Leaders Access Program 2020

MCW Global’s year-long flagship program is for participants between the ages of 18 to 26, who are prepared to become leaders of positive change in their communities by obtaining tools and skills ne... read more

  Dec.03.19 - Jan.05.20
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Overseas Development Institute Fellowship Scheme

ODI's prestigious Fellowship Scheme gives postgraduate economists and statisticians the chance to work in developing country public sectors as local civil servants on two-year contracts. The... read more

  Nov.26.19 - Dec.11.19
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AFRIKA KOMMT! Fellowship Program 2020-22 for Future Leaders from Africa (Fully-funded to Germany)

19 leading German enterprises founded the initiative AFRIKA KOMMT! in 2008 - the very first joint-initiative for capacity building by the German industry. After the success of the first seven progr... read more

  Nov.26.19 - Jan.10.20

Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program 2020 at Stanford University

Apply to the 2020 Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program at Stanford University. Applications are now open! The Draper Hills Summer Program (DHSF) is a three-week intensive academic train... read more

  Nov.19.19 - Jan.01.20
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Swedish Institute Scholarships 2020 to Study in Sweden (Fully Funded)

Applications for Swedish Institute Scholarships for Global Professionals are now being accepted! An estimated 300 scholarships will be available for full-time master’s degree studies in Sweden star... read more

  Nov.19.19 - Jan.15.20
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Greifswald International Student Festival- GrIStuF2020 in Germany

The Greifswald International Student Festival e.V. “GrIStuf e.V.” is proud to announce the opening of applications for the 2nd biggest student conference of its kind in Germany. The 10... read more

  Nov.12.19 - Dec.15.19
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CADFP Fellowship Program 2019 for African Born Scholars

The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) is a scholar fellowship program for educational projects at African higher education institutions. Offered by IIE in collaboration with the ... read more

  Nov.05.19 - Dec.09.19
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Commonwealth Foundation Grant 2019-2020 (Up to £200,000)

With more than 2.3 billion citizens, the Commonwealth provides a potentially huge pool of ideas for advancing societies.The Foundation offers grants of up to £200,000 over four years in supp... read more

  Nov.05.19 - Jan.09.20
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2019 UNICEF Funding Opportunity for Tech Startups

The UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking to make USD 50-90,000 equity-free investments to provide early stage (seed) finance to for-profit technology start-ups that have the potential to benefit human... read more

  Rolling Applications
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Young Social Entrepreneurs 2020 in Singapore

Application for the Singapore International Foundation’s Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE) Programme is now open. The YSE programme seeks to inspire, equip and enable youth of different natio... read more

  Oct.29.19 - Dec.15.19
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Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Sciences Po for African Students

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Sciences Po aims to support 126 talented African students through their studies and to offer the next generation of leaders a world-cl... read more

  Oct.22.19 - Dec.05.19
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Commonwealth100 Fully Funded Online Leadership Program

Commonwealth100 is a free, online leadership programme from Common Purpose that equips the next generation with 21st century leadership skills. It is the first of our Legacy Programmes to be run on... read more

  Rolling Applications
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Dorothy Marchus Senesh Fellowship for Women from Countries in the Global South in Peace and Development Studies

The International Peace Research Association Foundation invites applications for the Dorothy Marchus Senesh Fellowship in Peace and Development Studies for Women from countries in the Global South.... read more

  Oct.15.19 - Jan.15.20
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The Obama Foundation Scholars Program at Columbia University

Applications for the Obama Foundation Scholars Program are now open! You can apply for the Columbia ... read more

  Sep.18.19 - Dec.13.19
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East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship

The East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship provides master's and doctoral funding for graduate students from Asia, the Pacific, and the United States to participate in educational, cultural, r... read more

  Aug.26.19 - Dec.19.19

YALI Online Course: Community Organizing for Action

The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders... read more

  Rolling Applications

KAUST Research Internship Program in Saudi Arabia

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is currently offering internships under Visi... read more

  Rolling Applications

United Nations Global Pulse

Global Pulse is a flagship innovation initiative of the United Nations Secretary-General on big data. Its visi... read more

  Rolling Applications

Sasambo Greeneration Camp 4.0 in Indonesia

Sasambo Greeneration Camp is an event purposely organized for youth who are concerned about the future of their environm... read more

  Apr.16.19 - May.31.19

JISSER Internship Platform

The JISSER Internship Platform was started by YES alumni from Oman, who are addressing the issue of youth employment. It is a platform that shares summer internship opportunities for youth in Oman.... read more

  Rolling Applications

Strategies for Personal Growth and Development Online Course

This innovative online course will help you learn different ways you can develop your business, organization and personal skills! This program is a three part course with lectures on leadership, ne... read more

  Rolling Applications

Agripreneurship: A Path to the Future

This three-part course provides information on the various pathways available to young professionals to strengthen the agricultural economy and provide employment opportunities within their communi... read more

  Rolling Applications

Womenpreneur Ambassador

Become a Womenpreneur Ambassador! Womenpreneur Initiative is calling for applications for their Ambassador program. Since its establishment in 2016, Womenpreneur has reached thousands of wom... read more

  Rolling Applications

United Nations Industrial Development Organization Internship

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is now accepting applications for interns. This internship provides current university students with a great opportunity to tackle challen... read more

  Rolling Applications
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Afrika Youth Movement - Global Advisory Committee

Afrika Youth Movement (AYM) is a global African community of more than 10,000 organizations, youth activists, scholars, citizens and survivors from more than 40 countries. AYM’s mission is to conne... read more

  Rolling Applications

OGP IRM National Researchers

The Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) is seeking individuals to carry out research at the national level in a variety of countries to assess government ... read more

  Rolling Applications

CommonWealth100 Online Leadership Program

Commonwealth100 is a free, online leadership program from Common Purpose that equips the next generation with 21st century leadership skills. The program is held online every month, with the next t... read more

  Rolling Applications
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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

Tell us about your favorite holiday experiences in December! 

What new American holidays have you learned about and celebrated with your host family? 

Check out this month's story prompt at and submit your story!

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