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2016 Queen’s Young Leaders Awards For Commonwealth Citizens

Deadline: Ongoing

The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme discovers, celebrates and supports exceptional young people from across the commonwealth, leaving a lasting legacy for her majesty, The Queen.

Applicants/nominees must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be between the ages of 18-29.
  • Must be citizens of a commonwealth country.
  • Must demonstrate excellent leadership qualities.
  • Must have a proven experience of working to improve their communities and show evidence of their achievements.

The World Youth Alliance Africa Internship Program (Batch 3)

Deadline: July 5, 2015

Applications for The World Youth Alliance Africa Internship Program is currently open. This is an opportunity for young people who are inspired by the ideas and work of World Youth Alliance to contribute practically to its international and regional projects and to study more closely the ideas which have formed the organization. The program focuses on three aspects: project management, training, and network building.

Eligibility: This opportunity is open to World Youth Alliance members in the Africa region between the ages of 18 to 30. Internships are voluntary and may be done on a part-time or full-time basis for a period of 12 weeks.

The Prince of Wales’s Commonwealth Environmental Photography Awards 2015

Deadline: September 6, 2015

This contest will inspire Commonwealth citizens to use photography to engage with the vast blue world around the Commonwealth, to celebrate its beauty, highlight its importance and alert global leaders to its vulnerability. By doing so, people of the Commonwealth can directly encourage global leaders to take positive action and adopt more of the solutions that we know are at hand to protect and use natural resources in a sustainable way.

The competition will be open across the Commonwealth and in keeping with the ‘Young Commonwealth theme for 2015 there will be particular encouragement for entries from young photographers. Smart phone entries are also explicitly encouraged.

Fondazione Edu Scholarship For Undergraduates at The University of Ghana

Deadline: October 22, 2015

Fondazion Edu is offering scholarships to African Undergraduates at the University of Ghana. Fondazione Edu is a family foundation specializing in higher education in Africa.

The Scholarship will cover tuition, books, as well as room and board, and will be awarded for four years as long as excellent academic standards (at least a B average of 3.00 CGPA) and demonstrated financial needs are met.


You are eligible to apply if in addition to UG-SFAO eligibility requirements you:

  • Are a Level 100 student.
  • Obtained an aggregate of 14 or better at the WASSCE.
  • Are able to demonstrate limited family income and/or insufficient funds to cover most or all educational related expenses.
  • Have the will to succeed (determination, perseverance and success in other pursuits).
  • continuing science student with CGPA 3.75 and above (very limited slots).

2016 Master of Laws (LLM) Scholarship at The University of Queensland Australia (Covers Full Tuition)

Deadline: November 30, 2015

University of Queensland is inviting applications for its master of laws (LLM) scholarship. This is awarded to international students who have received an unconditional offer for the LLM program at the TC Beirne School of Law.

Award Value

The LLM Scholarship provides students with a 100% fee waiver for up to three semesters in the Master of Laws program.

Atlas Corps Fellowship, USA (Paid)

Deadline: Ongoing (priority: July 15, 2015)

The Atlas Corps Fellowship lasts 6-18 months and is offered three times a year.  Fellows serve full-time at Host Organizations, develop leadership skills, and learn nonprofit best practices through the Atlas Corps Global Leadership Lab professional development series and networking opportunities with other Fellows who are skilled nonprofit professionals from around the world.

This prestigious fellowship includes:health insurance,enrollment in Atlas Corps Global Leadership Lab,flight and visa costs, and a living stipend to cover basic expenses (food, local transportation, and shared housing).


  • 2 or more years of relevant experience in the nonprofit/NGO/social sector
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • English proficiency (oral, writing, reading)
  • 35 years or younger
  • Apply to serve in a country other than where you are from (U.S. citizens are not eligible for the U.S. Fellowship
  • Commitment to return to your home country after the 6-18 month fellowship

Knight-Mozilla Journalism Fellowships in USA & Germany 2016 (Funded)

Deadline: August 21, 2015

Are you a developer, technologist, civic hacker, or data cruncher who wants to help change the world of journalism? The Knight-Mozilla Open News is looking for seven fellows to work with news organizations around the world. The Knight-Mozilla Fellowships present a unique opportunity for people who love to code and who want to influence the future of journalism on the web. Fellows spend 10 months working with newsroom colleagues, experimenting on collaborative projects, and sharing their work.

This fellowship is an international program and it welcome participants from around the world. You do not need to be a U.S. citizen to participate in the program.

The World Bank Young Professionals Program 2016

Deadline: July 31, 2015

The World Bank Young Professionals Program (YPP) is now open for interested applicants. The YPP is a starting point for an exciting career in the World Bank. Since its inception in 1963, the YPP has recruited over 1,700 people from nearly 120 countries, who now range from new recruits to senior management in the World Bank Group.

This Program is designed for highly qualified and motivated individuals skilled in areas relevant to the WBG technical/operations such as economics, finance, education, public health, social sciences, engineering, urban planning, agriculture, natural resources and others; as well as to WBG corporate areas such as communications, information technology, human resources and corporate finance.

The following are the minimum requirements to be eligible for the Young Professionals Program:

  • Citizenship of a member country of the World Bank
  • 32 years of age or younger (i.e. born on or after October 1, 1983)
  • A PhD or Master’s degree and relevant work experience
  • Fluency in English

Paid Internship With StudySearch

Deadline: July 24,2015

StudySearch is currently accepting applications for its Internship positions. StudySearch makes the study abroad application process easy for students all over the world. 30+ countries and counting.

Available Internship roles:

  • Content & Community Manager
  • Project Director
  • Marketing & Distribution

Eligibility: Anyone, anywhere in the world!

Nominations for Commonwealth Youth Council Executives

Deadline: July 16, 2015

Nominations are now open for the upcoming Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) 2015 Elections for its executive team.  The elections will coincide with the Commonwealth Youth Forum and the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2015. This year’s Youth Forum delegates are shaping national and Commonwealth agendas on topics of particular interest to young people under the theme ‘Adding Global Value…#WhatNext?’

The Commonwealth Youth Council is one of the largest and most diverse democratically elected youth-led organisations in the world, representing young people from across the Commonwealth in Asia, the Pacific, the Caribbean, the Americas, Africa and Europe. It’s the legitimate and official voice for young people from 53 Commonwealth countries.


  • Must be at least 15 years old at nomination, and be under 30 years for the entire term of office (November 2015-November 2017)
  • Must have a minimum of three years’ experience as a national and regional/international youth leader.
  • Should be an experienced youth advocate.
  • Must be national of a Commonwealth country, but do not need to be resident in that country.