Spend One Year in Germany: The German Chancellor Fellowship

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s German Chancellor Fellowship Program is for university graduates from the United States, the Russian Federation, the People’s Republic of China, the Federal Republic of Brazil and the Republic of India with an interest in international issues and demonstrated leadership potential.

The program is targeted at accomplished young professionals who are likely to become decision-makers, thought leaders, and influential voices in their respective fields. Fellows will be recruited from a broad range of areas such as politics and public policylawmediabusiness, the non-governmental and non-profit sector, and the arts. The program provides fellows the opportunity to spend one year in Germany, where they will network with other prospective leaders from abroad and explore new solutions to the global issues of our times. This prestigious program builds on Germany’s established and growing reputation as a favored destination for problem-focused international dialogue and a meeting place for tomorrow’s international leaders.

  • Bachelor’s or comparable academic degree, completed less than twelve years prior to the starting date of the fellowship (October 1 of the year following application)
  • Citizenship of the United States, the Russian Federation, the People’s Republic of China, the Federal Republic of Brazil, or the Republic of India
  • Candidates from all professions and disciplines are eligible to apply
  • Demonstrated leadership potential; applicants whose background is largely academic should also have gained some leadership experience beyond their own research activities
  • Either English or German language skills
  • A project plan (approx. 3 pages)
  • A detailed host’s statement, including a confirmation of support
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals qualified to comment on the candidate’s professional, personal, and/or academic background
  • Next application deadline: September 15 2017
  • Learn more and apply here
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to begin early, as finding a host can be time-intensive!

During their time in Germany, Federal Chancellor Fellows conduct independent projects at their host institutions. Through their experience in Germany, fellows will acquire greater knowledge of their fields, gain new international experience, and strengthen their intercultural competence – all essential qualities for future professional leaders.
It is considered a prestigious fellowship and the alumni of the program typically have gone on to very successful careers. View past fellows by subject on the American Friends website.

Additional program information, frequently asked questions, and a brochure on recent AvH German Chancellor Fellows can be found on the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s website.

Questions? Contact the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation or the American Friends office.

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Jean-Paul-Str. 12
53173 Bonn, GERMANY
T: (+49) 0228-833-0
F: (+49) 0228-833-199
E: info@avh.de
American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation 
1101 17th Street NW, Suite 603
Washington, DC 20036
T: +1 (202) 783-1907

INTERNSHIP Programme at UNFPA Headquarters

Contract Type: Internship
Closing date: 31 December 2017 – 5:00pm (New York time)
Duty station: New York, USA
Job ID: 7503

Objectives of the Programme

The UNFPA Internship Programme offers a small group of outstanding students the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to UNFPA operations. It is designed to complement development-oriented studies with practical experience in various aspects of UNFPA work.

Applicants should have expressed interest in the field of development; ability to adapt to new environments and work with individuals from different cultural backgrounds. Interns work under the supervision of a staff member at UNFPA. The background of the interns is matched with the needs of the organization.

Qualifying for an Internship

Candidates for the internship programme are selected on a competitive basis. The profiles of the interns are matched with the needs of the organization. The following qualifications are required for consideration:

• Students should be enrolled in an advanced degree programme or have recently graduated;
• Students must have written and spoken proficiency in English; fluency in French, Spanish or Arabic is an asset.

Financial Aspects

Interns do not receive a salary or any other form of remuneration from UNFPA. The costs associated with an intern’s participation in the programme must be assumed either by the nominating institution, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students, or by the students themselves, who will have to meet living expenses as well as make their own arrangements for accommodation, travel and other requirements. In addition, applicants must have medical insurance for the duration of the internship. Proof of insurance will need to be submitted before the internship begins.

To view the complete job description and apply to this position, click Apply Now.

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree European Politics and Society

In September 2017, Institute of International Studies at Charles University in Prague will start a new Joint Master Programme – European Politics and Society: Vaclav Havel Joint Master Programme (EPS) open for EU and non-EU students interested in history, political science and international relations.

The EPS programme got the Erasmus Mundus funding. There are 18 Full Scholarships for selected students plus monthly living allowances already for the academic year 2017/18!

You can find more details at the web page of the programme: http://eps.fsv.cuni.cz/

The application process for the academic year 2017/2018 is still open – the special deadline has been extended to 31st July 2017.

Transatlantic Fellowship and Study Trip for Young Professionals and Students


Atlantic Expedition – Modernizing Transatlantic Relations is an Atlantische Initiative fellowship and exchange program. By assembling a diverse team of leaders of tomorrow, the fellowship aims to reform and reinvigorate the transatlantic partnership, ensuring that it better reflects the evolving priorities of modern society.

Fellows have the opportunity to publish their policy ideas, meet with decision-makers and opinion leaders, network and collaborate with their peers, and travel together to the United States and Germany.

Participants in this program don’t have to be experts in German-American relations! We consider fresh perspectives and new ideas as crucial to reversing the trend of declining enthusiasm for the partnership. Transatlantic matters affect everyone, and ought therefore to be discussed by everyone.

The fellowship is open to US and German citizens between 20 and 35 years of age. Applicants need only submit a short article (max 1000 words), a one-page CV and a very brief statement of motivation.The deadline is June 18, 2017. Please find more information in our Call for Applications.

30 fellows will be selected to network, debate and collaborate with their peers and political decision-makers, opinion-leaders and stakeholders from a variety of business sectors and interest groups in Chicago and Houston in October 2017. The fellows will co-author an Atlantic Action Plan, drawing upon their diverse range of skills, interests and experiences. The 15 best fellows will be invited to present the Action Plan during a five-day basecamp in Berlin in spring 2018.

Fellow Opportunities for Planned Parenthood Action Fund’s Summer of Defiance


Planned Parenthood Generation Action, a project of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, in partnership with Change Corps are proud to launch the Summer of Defiance.

In the last six months, we have seen young people across the nation stand up and speak out.​ As ​young people of color,​ ​we​ know what’s at stake, and we are not going to let our country go backwards — not now, not ever. As the onslaught of attacks on reproductive health continue, it is more important than ever to amplify and strengthen the collective voices of people of color and  LGBTQ+ to ensure reproductive justice. This summer will lay a critical foundation for national and local advocacy efforts. Planned Parenthood Generation Action’s Summer of Defiance fellows will gain crucial experience in the political and nonprofit fields and receive extensive training experienced organizers. You’ll learn and use grassroots organizing skills that create a movement for real social change with hands-on experience in community outreach and education; volunteer recruitment, management and training; event management; story collection; voter registration; and data management.

Past fellows have used these skills to work for political campaigns and well-respected, progressive nonprofit organizations across the state and country.


  • A strong commitment to racial and social justice

  • The desire to become a leader in your community

  • Readiness to work hard and get your hands dirty

  • Can solve problems and come up with creative solutions

  • Ambitious and goal-oriented

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

  • Must have a sense of humor

This is a paid, full-time, four-week fellowship hiring in AK, IA, IN, KY, MI, MT, NJ, TX, and WA.


Hourly Rate, $15.00 per hour


  • 40-hour work week

  • Daily hours vary

  • Maintain evening and  weekend availability


Click here to learn more

Click here to apply

Planned Parenthood Action Fund is an affirmative action employer and strongly encourages people of color, women, l/g/b/t/q individuals, those with disabilities, and those with working class backgrounds to apply.

WorldTeach Spring Application Deadline: Saturday, April 15th

WorldTeach spring application deadlines are this Saturday, April 15th!

WorldTeach China Global Education Fellowship

The fully funded WorldTeach China Global Education Fellowship application deadline is April 15th. Graduating seniors can apply, but need to have finished their undergraduate degree no later than June 1st. WorldTeach is now offering a Mandarin Language Track, allowing Fellows to participate in formal weekly language training in Changsha (optional w/ an additional $950 fee).

China Fellowship Resources

New WorldTeach Summer Professional Development Programs in Brazil and India

WorldTeach summer programs offer a unique combination of local cultural immersion and skills development. All programs feature our specialized and accredited Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) professional development program. This is a globally recognized certification program enabling a host of international job opportunities post-graduation.

WorldTeach Brazil – Join local NGOs or businesses in the fishing villages of Curitiba. You will explore opportunities for increasing economic development or boost educational programming for at-risk youth and their families.

WorldTeach India – Learn how to advocate for climate justice for the migratory communities at the foothills of the Himalayas. You will live in stunning Ladakh with a local monastery or family, studying the impacts of climate change, while ensuring that communities have access to technology skills and English.

WorldTeach Summer Program Resources

Scholarships Available, Summer 2017 | Sustainable Development Abroad

The Green Program has officially launched the GREEN Advantage. At the Green Program, they believe that students of all socioeconomic & financial backgrounds should have access to invaluable educational and professional development opportunities! In an effort to ensure that the programs are available to all passionate students around the world, they’ve launched a scholarship platform aimed at providing financial assistance to underserved and underrepresented students.