Agora Journal of Urban Planning and Design: Call for Submissions

The Agora Journal of Urban Planning and Design, a scholarly journal run by urban planning students at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College, is now accepting submissions for the 11th volume, to be published in the spring of 2017. All University of Michigan students are invited to submit. The deadline for submissions is January 6th, 2017.

The Journal welcomes investigations into topics including but not limited to urbanism, design, planning practice, and policy evaluation through a wide variety of perspectives and media. They also encourage original research such as GIS analysis, photojournalism, and design work, all accompanied by text explanations of the work’s impact on planning ideas.

In addition to general submissions, Agora is also seeking responses to the question, “How can cities respond to the infrastructure crisis?“, for the annual Symposium.

Additional details and tips for submission can be found at, and questions concerning submissions can be directed to Taylor LaFave at To see the current volume, click here.



IPD Winter Academy 17-26 February, 2017, Switzerland, Call for Participants

Institute for Peace and Dialogue invite you to join the next 10 Days International Winter Academy and 3 Month CAS-Research Program which will be held in Switzerland. During the Winter Program 2017 experienced experts of IPD will share with you professional and academic skills about Peacebuilding, Conflict Resolution, Mediation, Security, Intercultural Dialogue & Human Rights topics.

Winter Academy: 17-26 February, 2017 (10 Days)

 The main goal of the 10 days Winter Academy is to strengthen the skills of the representatives of state organisations, business sector, INGOs/NGOs, education institutions, religious organisations, independent mediators and politicians through institutional global academic education in peacebuilding, mediation, conflict resolution, security and intercultural dialogue.

Deadline for Applications: 10 February, 2017
Program Link:


3 Month CAS – Research Program Period: 17 February – 16 May, 2017 (90 Days)

The main goal of the 3 Month CAS-Research Program is to develop the research skills of the participants and to closely acquaintance them with relevant Swiss state, public and private Institutes.

Deadline for Applications: 10 February, 2017
Program Link:


3-12 Month Visitor Research Program, VRP

The main aim of the Visitor Research Program is to improve research skills of the researchers through academic trainings, peer to peer education, visit to Swiss Organisations and reading materials. 

Starting/Ending Research Time: Depends from Researcher schedule
Program Link:,-VRP/


I Global Peace Conference: Theme: View to Peacebuilding, Security and Human Rights in Modern World. 29-31 May, 2017

The mission of the I Global Peace Conference 2017 is to create unique global platform to bring together the leaders and activists from all over the world countries to exchange ideas, knowledge, practices and experiences on how to build a more peaceful world, how to foster dialogue between the different people and inspire people to give contribution to the global peace, security and human rights where their live and work.

Program Link:

Participation Procedure Step by Step:
Submitting filled application in WORD format, CV + scanned passport page till the Deadline
Participant will receive Invoice to start the payment of the requested participation fee amount
After receiving the participation fee, participant will receive the unconditional letter via email and if there is required visa application process IPD will send invitation letter by post and also to the relevant embassy by email or fax.
We strongly advice to the participants to submit the filled application as soon as it`s possible, who needs visa to enter Switzerland and who needs more financial documentation in the work place for his/her participation.

Scholarship: IPD offer several type of scholarship support to reduce the participation fee amount for most needed potential participants from all over the world counties. If you wish to get discounted participation fee amount, please write your request briefly via email before or during the application submission period. Unfortunately IPD scholarship sources do not cover all the participation fee amount and international travel expenses and we only could offer you discounted fee amount.
Partnership: We are interesting to receive group participants from your Institution and will be glad to discuss the partnership suggestions.\
Sponsorship: If you would like to be Sponsor of Winter Academy 2017, Please visit theweb page to fill the application and send us your sponsorship request by email

If you will be any more questions or suggestions, please feel free to email 

City Internships Official Launch


2017 Official Launch & New Website. Tuesday, December 6th at 3PM Eastern Time.

Admissions for City Internships’ 2017 programs will launch officially next week on Tuesday, December 6th at 3PM Eastern. This launch will accompany the release of the new website, which includes detailed information on new programs and locations, as well as curriculum details and alumni features. Students should apply for early consideration here:

For 2017, there are two core program types:

  • Global Explorer Program:
    8-week immersive internship** + Career Navigator Series + Future Leaders Series + Group Events & Excursions.
  • Global Accelerator Program:
    2-week intensive course* + 6-week high-impact internship** + Career Navigator Series + Future Leaders Series + Group Events & Excursions.

* Courses in: Investment Banking; Digital Marketing; Coding & Design; Business Development & Sales.
** More than 65 per cent of our alumni get hired by their host company. Your internship may be extended beyond 8 or 6-weeks at your and your host company’s wish.

For 2017, there are spring, summer, autumn and winter programs in 12 locations:

London, Paris (Closed), New York, Boston, Washington D.C., Miami, Chicago, Austin(Closed), Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sydney (Closing soon) or Hong Kong (Closing soon).

With internship placements in 9 industries:
Banking & Financial Services,  Marketing, Advertising & PR,  Consulting & Professional Services,  Technology & Engineering,  Entertainment, Media & Journalism,  Law & Politics,  Art, Fashion & Design,  Charities, NFPs & NGOs,  Start-Ups & Entrepreneurship.

Three Friends, One Enviable Summer. Fully sponsored summer 2017 places for a trio of friends.

For the Q1 2017 scholarship contest, they are offering three sponsored places for a trio of friends to join a program of their choosing together in summer 2017. City Internships is looking for a trio of friends to team up and share a photo that tells us what it means to you to live, work, study and travel. Learn more here:

Deadline: Enter by Friday, January 20th, 2017 at midnight, Pacific Time.

Full-time Job Openings at EU delegation in Washington DC

European Union Delegation in Washington DC has two job openings:

  • Publications Officer to work with the Delegation’s Press and Public Diplomacy team. Apply via CareerBuilder by November 27, 2016
  • Congressional Officer to work with the Political, Security, and Development section. Apply via CareerBuilder by, December 12, 2016

CAUSE Leadership Academy 2017 Applications Now Open

CAUSE (Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan, community-based organization with a mission to advance the political empowerment of the Asian Pacific American community through voter registration and education, community outreach, and leadership development.

We are looking for students to apply for the summer internship program called CAUSE Leadership Academy (CLA) . The CAUSE Leadership Academy (CLA) was founded in 1991 in order to develop a pipeline of leadership for the Asian Pacific American (APA) community. CLA teaches students the importance of civic engagement and political participation as it prepares its participants to be leaders at the forefront of the democratic process. Applications are due on January 31, 2017. (Please see full details below)


The CAUSE Leadership Academy (CLA), which was formerly the California Asian American Student Internship Coalition (CASIC), was founded in 1991 in order to develop a pipeline of leadership for the Asian Pacific American (APA) community. Despite APAs being the fastest growing community in the United States, representation and leadership has not kept pace with the growing and changing demographics.

Duration: June 19, 2017 – August 18, 2017 (9 weeks)

Time Commitment:  Must be able to commit full time for 40 hours per week. Additional hours to work on a group project will also be required. The number of additional hours will depend on collaborative group efforts.

Stipend: A stipend of $1,500 will be provided upon satisfactory completion of the program and will serve as reimbursement for expenses accrued throughout the program’s duration.

Housing: Accepted interns are required to secure their own housing in Southern California for the duration of their internship. Interns are highly encouraged to seek housing opportunities together.


Deadline is Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 11:59 PM PST

You can download the application here.

For more information, please visit CAUSE Leadership Academy 2017.


  • All applications will be reviewed and top candidates will be asked to participate in a personal interview with the CAUSE Leadership Academy Interview Committee.
  • Top candidates will interview either on Saturday, February 18, 2017 or Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the CAUSE office located in Pasadena, CA.
  • Applicants should plan in advance and leave their schedules open for those two days.
  • Decisions will be made towards the beginning of March.


Internships at the European Parliament Office in Washington DC


The European Parliament Office in Washington DC is accepting applications for their spring round of internships! This is a great opportunity to gain experience at the EPLO in DC with the option to extend the internship for two months in Brussels. Available to US citizens who have completed their bachelor’s degree. A monthly allowance of €1252 will be granted for the duration of the internship in Washington DC and optional two-month extension in Brussels.

*** The deadline to apply for the January 2017 intake now extended to 27 November ***

Prague Summer Schools 2017: Applications Open!


The Prague-based NGO SCHOLA EMPIRICA is pleased to launch the 13th edition of Prague Summer Schools.

Prague Summer Schools are seven-day academic programs designed to bring together undergraduate and graduate students of various nationalities and academic backgrounds to enjoy their summer holidays in a unique academic and cultural environment.

SCHOLA EMPIRICA is pleased to announce the forthcoming Prague Summer Schools on the following topics:

Summer School on Crime, Law and Psychology
Summer School on European Politics: Interests versus Culture
Summer School on China: A World Superpower – Myth or Reality?
Summer School on Development, Sustainability and Globalization
Summer School on Education: The Future of School
Summer School on Behavioral Economics and Psychology

When: 1-8 July 2017
Where: Prague, Czech Republic

Visit the website to discover the details about the upcoming programs. The website will direct you to the individual page of each summer program containing information on academics, logistics, photos, alumni feedback, guidelines to application process, and online application.