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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BookPecker Fellowship Program 2021: PeaceX Literacy Project

Project BookPecker aims at providing education to the most marginalised. They welcome individuals who wish to join a global network of emerging impact leaders and those who believe in education bei... read more

  Jan.12.21 - Jan.25.21

All About Photo Awards 2021 – The Mind’s Eye

The 6th edition of the All About Photo Awards invites photographers from around the world to submit their best work for consideration. In reference to Henri Cartier-Bresson’s photo essay, The Mind’... read more

  Jan.12.21 - Jan.31.21
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TED Global Idea Search 2021

TED Global Idea Search is now open for fall 2021. TED is hosting two global idea searches in 2021 with a mission: to hear big, bold ideas from every corner of the world. TED is looking for ideas th... read more

  Jan.05.21 - Jan.21.21
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Global Village for Future Leaders of Business and Industry

YES Alumni are eligible to apply for a scholarship to attend The Global Village for Leaders.  The Global ... read more

  Jan.05.21 - Feb.01.21
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IBM | Master the Mainframe Global Hackathon 2021

Join the Master the Mainframe virtual coding competition to learn new skills, connect with employers, earn digital badges, and win cash prizes! No technical experience required. Through three inter... read more

  Dec.22.20 - Jan.17.21
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Crip Camp Screening and Curriculum

Crip Camp was selected by the ... read more

  Rolling Applications

Color the World with Character- Poster Drive

The Character Education Week Initiative’s Partners promote character education among all PreK-12 schools as they work together to prepare students for the demands and challenges of the 21st century... read more

  Dec.15.20 - Feb.07.21
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Wellcome Photography Prize 2021

This year, the Wellcome Photography Prize is reconnoitering the human side of three urgent health challenges: mental health problems, infectious diseases, and global heating. People of all ages, ac... read more

  Dec.08.20 - Jan.18.21
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Science without Borders Challenge: International Student Art Contest 2021

The Science Without Borders Challenge is an international contest that engages students and teachers in ocean conservation through art. This annual competition inspires students to be creative whil... read more

  Dec.08.20 - Mar.01.21
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Rise Global Talent Program

Rise is a global talent program that finds extraordinary young people who need opportunity and supports them for life as they use their talents to serve others. Each year, 100 Rise Global Winners w... read more

  Nov.24.20 - Jan.29.21
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Utrecht Excellence Scholarships 2021-2022 at Utrecht University

Utrecht University is providing scholarship opportunity for the fall (2021-2022) for international students. 20-25 scholarships will be available for 2021-2022, distributed across the 6 Graduate Sc... read more

  Nov.17.20 - Jan.31.21
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McDonnell International Scholars Academy Fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy is an endowed fellowship program that offers generous financial support towards graduate and professional degree studies at Washington University in St.... read more

  Nov.10.20 - Jan.31.21

The Diana Award 2021

The Diana Award is given out in Diana, Princess of Wales’ name to young role models, aged 9-25 from across the world who are selflessly transforming the lives of others. They are looking to recogni... read more

  Oct.13.20 - Mar.12.21
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Schneider Go Green 2021 (Middle East & Africa)

Schneider Go Green is looking for game changers around the world who are daring to disrupt and and push the boundaries of digital transformation in Energy Management. Submit your bold idea related ... read more

  Sep.14.20 - Feb.15.21
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YES Alumni Spotlight Nominations

The monthly YES Alumni Spotlight shares the experience of YES alumni who have been active in their communities and continue to exemplify the values of activism, community service, and leadership. I... read more

  Aug.11.20 - May.25.22
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Savvy Fellowship Online Program for Aspiring and Early-Stage Entrepreneurs

Applications are now being accepted for Savvy Fellowship Program 2020. Are you passionate about solving some of Africa’s most pressing problems through innovation? Have you ever wanted to build you... read more

  Aug.04.20 - Sep.30.21
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Peace First COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants

Peace First is launching a rapid response grant process to help young people around the world lead projects that address community impacts of COVID-19, from providing meals to elderly neighbors to ... read more

  Aug.04.20 - Sep.30.21
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Harvard University Free Online Courses 2020

Applicants are invited to apply for the Harvard University Online Courses 2020. The Harvard University free online courses is available to everyone from any corner of the world. Harvard is offering... read more

  Rolling Applications
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UN Volunteers Online Volunteering Opportunities

Online volunteering allows organizations and volunteers to team up to address sustainable development challenges – anywhere in the world, from any device. Online volunteering is fast, easy – and mo... read more

  Rolling Applications
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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

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

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

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

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
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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 (Y... read more

  Rolling Applications