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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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

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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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Culture Resource Production Awards 2020 for Artists and Writers from the Arab Region

The program supports artists and writers from the Arab region, below the age of 35, by offering grants to enable them to produce their first creative projects. Grants of up to $10,000 are available... read more

  Oct.15.19 - Oct.24.19
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YICCA International Contest of Contemporary Art 2019

Submissions are now open for the YICCA International Contest of Contemporary Art 2019. YICCA is an international call for artists, open to professionals and not only from any country i... read more

  Oct.08.19 - Oct.30.19

2020 Awaji Youth Federation Fellowship in Japan

Awaji Youth Federation (AYF) is an initiative of the Pasona Group Inc, an international community of young innovators based on Awaji Island, Japan. The main focus is regional revitalization of the ... read more

  Oct.08.19 - Nov.15.19
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The 2020 Year of ASEAN Identity Logo Design Competition for ASEAN Youths

2020 has been designated as the Year of ASEAN Identity to further develop and foster a sense of belonging and shared identity among the peoples of ASEAN. The ASEAN Secretariat, with the support of ... read more

  Oct.08.19 - Nov.22.19
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First Annual E360 Young Writers Awards

Yale Environment 360 and the Oak Spring Garden Foundation are accepting entries for their first Young Writers Awards. The awards will honor the best nonfiction environmental writing by authors unde... read more

  Oct.01.19 - Nov.15.19
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Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship in Journalism Innovation ($75,000 Stipend)

The Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship in Journalism Innovation* brings individuals to Harvard University to work on a specific course of research or a specific project relating to journalism innovati... read more

  Sep.24.19 - Dec.01.19
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Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellowship 2020

The East-West Center is pleased to accept applications for the 2020 Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellowship (APLP), June 21-November 16, 2020. The APLP is the center of excellence for leadership... read more

  Sep.24.19 - Nov.15.19
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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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Stanford Design Challenge

The Stanford Center on Longevity Design Challenge offers cash prizes and free entrepreneur mentorship in a competition open to all university students around the world who want to design products a... read more

  Sep.18.19 - Dec.06.19

Commonwealth Short Story Prize

The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is an annual award for unpublished short fiction administered and funded by the Commonwealth Foundation. It is run by Commonwealth Writers, the cultural initiativ... read more

  Sep.11.19 - Nov.01.19
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World Youth Forum in Egypt

World Youth Forum is a platform built by promising youth. It sends a message of peace, prosperity, harmony, and progress to the entire world. It engages youth from around the globe in an enriching ... read more

  Sep.03.19 - Nov.10.19

Africa Research Excellence Fund (AREF) 2019

If you're an inspiring African heath researcher and looking for funding, check out this opportunity – you could win up to $75,000 for your research.There is a need to provide aspiring Africa... read more

  Aug.26.19 - Nov.27.19
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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
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International Youth Camp in Nepal

The International Youth Camp Nepal(IYCN) is an experiential learning program designed for young people from dif... read more

  Jul.23.19 - Nov.30.19

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

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KAUST Research Internship Program in Saudi Arabia

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

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United Nations Global Pulse

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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What advice do you have for the 2019-2020 YES students? 

Check out this month's story prompt at and submit YOUR story for the new #KLYES cohort!

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