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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Global Engagement Summit

Global Engagement Summit for Young Changemakers

The Global Engagement Summit empowers young changemakers to produce responsible and sustainable solutions to shared global problems.  The Summit is a week-long conference held every April at... read more

  Aug.20.19 - Oct.15.19
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Borderless Youth Forum

The Borderless Youth Forum connects youth (age 18-30) across national boundaries through virtual collaboration and design thinking to create new experiences that advance justice.  The forum ... read more

  Aug.20.19 - Sep.07.19
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International Student Week in Pakistan

Diversity, Inclusiveness, Evolution. International Student Week is the manifestation of such ideas through practical steps and through sharing of ideas in a most favourable environment. After succe... read more

  Aug.13.19 - Oct.09.19
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UNAOC Youth Solidarity Fund

The Youth Solidarity Fund (YSF) supports youth-led organizations that foster peaceful and inclusive societies. Seed funding is given to projects, for and by young people, that demonstrate innovativ... read more

  Aug.13.19 - Aug.30.19

Google News Initiative- GNI Innovation Challenge 2019

Applications are open for the Google News Initiative- GNI Innovation Challenge 2019 for the Middle East, Africa, and Turkey. The Google News Initiative (GNI) is Google’s global effort to work with ... read more

  Jun.12.19 - Sep.02.19

ICNC High School Curriculum Fellowship 2019-2020

For YES alumni who are educators - this opportunity is for you! The International Center on Non-Violent Conflict (ICNC) is issuing the fourth call for its civil resistance education grant fo... read more

  Aug.06.19 - Sep.08.19
Africa Workshop

African Women in Leadership Workshop

This workshop aims to provide targeted mentoring opportunities for female graduate students and early career professionals located on the continent of Africa. The first mentoring workshop wi... read more

  Jul.31.19 - Sep.01.19
Global Challenge

The Hello Tomorrow Global Tech Challenge

This is a competition designed for Deep Tech Entrepreneurs. The Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge is a worldwide renowned science & technology startup competition designed specifically to address... read more

  Jul.31.19 - Sep.13.19
Youth Camp

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

  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
African Leadership Acad

African Leadership Academy

African Leadership Academy seeks to transform Africa by developing a powerful network of over 6,000 leaders who will work together to address Africa’s greatest challenges, achieve extraordinary soc... read more

  Jun.01.19 - Aug.31.19

Annual Youth Education and Empowerment Summit 2019

The Annual Youth Education & Empowerment Summit is an international youth-led and focused summit on education, participation, engagement and empowerment endorsed by the Government of Liberia an... read more

  May.21.19 - Aug.30.19

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

Schwarzman Scholars Program

Designed to prepare young leaders to serve as a bridge between China and the rest of the world, Schwarzman Sc... read more

  Apr.23.19 - Sep.30.19

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
Cultural Vistas

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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