Interested in migration, human rights and social research? apply to this position with Impact Initiative!


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Organization: IMPACT Initiatives is a humanitarian think tank, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The organisation manages several initiatives, including the REACH Initiative, which was created in 2010 to facilitate the development of information tools and products that enhance the capacity of aid actors to make evidence - based decisions in emergency, recovery and development contexts. The IMPACT team comprises specialists in data collection, management and analysis, GIS and remote - sensing


Duty Station: Palermo




When: 12th February 2018


open to: individuals with possesing requirements


Job description:  Reporting to the Field Manager in Palermo, the Data collector will be responsible for the implementation of REACH’s data collection in the field. The role will entail going to migrant reception centres and interviewing child and youth migrants on the basis of predefined questionnaires. Interviews may take the form of one-by-one questionnaires on mobile phone devices (provided). Extensive training on these data collection methods will be provided, however, after initial supervision and guidance, prospective candidates must feel confident to go to migrant centres alone. This role requires strong interpersonal skills, as data collectors will be required to approach children and teenagers for interview who may be in a very tense environment. For this reason, preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate previous experience of working with children and/or teenagers in difficult environments. Further, the role requires solid negotiation skills in negotiating access and maintaining good working relationships with reception centre authorities (data collectors will be supported in gaining formal authorisation to enter the centres). The office of the organisation will be located in Palermo, Italy, however, Data collectors are required to be available for quick deployment all over Sicily. As such, Data collectors should be available to travel upon request; any car travel will be reimbursed.

The Data collector will be responsible for:

1) Primary data collection

- Conduct face to face interviews with children/youth in reception centres

- Ensure anonymity of respondents and develop relationship of trust and safe space during data collection exercise with respondents

- Accurate recording of data collected

- Provide daily feedback to the Field Manager regarding any challenges faced during data collection (incl. tool development, stakeholder and respondent management)

- Ensure prompt transcript of the notes and accuracy of the data collected

- Be available to follow up on missing/incongruent information, as required

2) Representation of the organisation

- Liaise and maintain good relationships with the management of migration centres to ensure access

- Develop good relationships with members of the migrant community




- Working knowledge of Italian

- Fluency in at least two of the following languages: English, French, Arabic.

- Strong representation and interpersonal skills

- Attention to detail

- Previous experience working with children/teenagers

- Ability to operate in a cross - cultural environment requiring flexibility

- Drivers licence and confidence to drive alone in the city & countryside

- Availability to travel across Sicily on a regular basis

- Ability to work independently and confidence to go alone to migrant reception centres

- Computer literacy to be able to work on smart phone based data collection applications

- Valid work permit



- Demonstrated interest in quantitative and/or qualitative research skills

- Previous work experience in migration, ideally, in the refugee crisis response either as part of an NGO

or volunteer

- Previous work experience in counselling and education projects with children


 Application process: Send  in English, your cover letter, CV, and three references in English  to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The reference "Ref: 18/ITA/RDT1" should be indiciated in the mail subject line


Further information:   Data collectors should be available to travel upon request; any car travel will be reimbursed.

The  selected candidate will be legally contracted by IMPACT in-country implementing partner


Useful Link:

Impact Initiative


The United Nations were founded on October 24th, 1945 by 51 Countries committed to preserving collective peace and security thanks to international cooperation, and they are strongly determined to thwart any kind of conflict. Today the UN is currently made up of 193 Member States.

According to its charter, the UN Security Council is committed to maintaining international peace and security, and it can be convened at any time, whenever the peace is threatened. The UN Security Council is made up of 15 members: 5 of them are permanent - China, France, Russian Federation, United Kingdom and United States of America; the remaining 10 are appointed for a two-year period mandate by the Assembly. According to the UN charter, all of the Member States are obliged to respect every Council’s decision; said decisions require a majority of at least nine votes to be approved. No decision can be made if a Permanent Member votes against it. Besides Permanent Members, the Council provides for the participation of 10 non-permanent Members that are elected on behalf of the UN State Members. The 10 non-permanent Members are elected with a two-year term of office. UN Security Council’s presidency is held for a month by each Member, in alphabetical order according to the English names of the Countries.

After 9 years, Italy took over the Presidency of The Council on November, 2017.

Italy became a UN member on December 14th, 1955. Over the years, Italy concurred with determination to the elaboration of the General Assembly and Security Council’s Resolutions, that gave life to major innovations in terms of international regulations. Campaigns in favour of the moratorium of the death penalty; the promotion of gender equality and women and children’s rights; battles against every kind of religious discrimination and in favour of freedom of thought - these are some of the issued that involved our country. Italy has also shared its responsibility arising from collective security, already fulfilling a consecutive six-time role of non-permanent member of UN Security Council,  and participating in peace operations; on November 1st began Italy’s presidency of the UN Security Council.

The Italian Presidency agenda is particularly tight. Amongst the most important appointments, Libya’s briefing (November 16th) and the security challenges briefing in the Mediterranean  (November 17th) will be chaired by Ministry of Foreign Affairs and of International Cooperation Angelino Alfano and will be attended by General Secretary Guterres and ONU Special Representative for Libya, Salamè.

Italy founded its candidacy on the given contribute, and is able to continue to offering to the international community: its mass media communication; conflict prevention activities and promotion of dialogue as a main instrument to their resolution; commitment in UN’s peace operations; knowledge of the Mediterranean Sea and its dynamics, given the international importance; human rights, fundamental freedoms and Rule of Law’s promotion.

On 30 November, there will be a briefing on the "Destruction and trafficking of cultural heritage by terrorist groups and in situations of armed conflict", one of the main themes of the Italian mandate. There will also be numerous other events dealt with in November in accordance with the frequency established by the Council. They mainly involve updates on a number of situations in the following countries: The Central African Republic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Sudan/Darfur, Libya, Burundi, Syria (regarding three different fronts: chemical weapons, humanitarian and political matters), the Middle East, as well as discussions on sanctions against North Korea.

Italy will be a non-permanent member throughout 2017, while in 2018 it will be replaced by the Netherlands: the two countries made agreements on dividing the 2017-2018 term, given the equal footing reached in June 2016 elections.


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Are Arts and Human Sciences your forte? Bogliasco Study Center gives 50 fellowships every year to let artists and academics create a project in their favourite discipline. Apply now!


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Organization/Company: The Bogliasco Study Center is comprised of three separate properties (Villa dei Pini, Villa Orbiana e Villa Rincon), which offer a spectacular view of the Mediterranean Sea and Ligurian Coast, stimulating people’s creativity.

The Foundation promotes productive exchanges by organising small groups of 8-10 Fellows, who are distinguished by discipline, age and nationality. Artists and academics learn to communicate in brand new ways and enhance their cultural background, also thanks to shared meals every day. This, and the beauty of the place where the Foundation is located, lead to an increased productivity, new ways to approach to work and varicoloured collaboration.


Duty Station:  Bogliasco, Liguria, Italy


Open To: Artists and academic interested in Human Sciences with a good knowledge of spoken English


Timeframe: Autumn 2018 or Spring 2019



- January 15th for the autumnal semester

- April 15th for the Spring semester

Fellowship description: Bogliasco Foundation gives 50 fellowships per-year to artists and academics who work on a project on any of the following disciplines:

- Archaeology

- Architecture

- Classics

- Dance

- Film/Video

- History

- Landscape Architecture


- Music

- Philosophy

- Theater

- Visual Arts

A selected committee will be in charge of applicantions evaluations and will compose small residency groups of 8-10 Fellows, who will stay in one of the three villas for one month. Although every residency is expected to lead to published or performed work, there is no specific work requirement or obligatory formal presentation. Fellows will remain at the Study Center for the duration of their residencies, bringing with them the materials needed to complete their work.

The Foundation encourages Fellows to interact with the local community, this is why an introductory organized tour of Genoa is available for each group, as are informal Italian lessons. Fellows are also invited to participate in prominent events in Genoa.



The completed application form.

- Three letters of reference, which must be uploaded directly by the referees and received by the application deadline.

- A short-form Curriculum Vitae, no more than three pages in length.

- A one-page description of the project that the applicant would pursue during her/his stay at the Bogliasco Study Center.

- A sample of the applicant’s work that has been published, performed, exhibited, or otherwise publicly presented during the last five years.

- A $30 application fee, payable by credit card at the end of the application process


Fees and Facilities: Bogliasco Fellowships include full room and board, plus the use of a private studio. The cost of transportation to and from the Bogliasco Study Center is the responsibility of Fellows and their accompanying spouses/partners. So also are all project materials and equipment, and any personal expenses incurred during the fellowship period, including medical expenses.

Application process: To apply, you must register to the online application system following this link, where you will also find a list of requirements that must be read. Once registered, you may login to work on your application by clicking on the "login" button indicated to the left.


Useful information: The approximate dates for residency sessions will be:

Autumn 2018

- September 3 – October 5

- October 8 – November 9

- November 12 – December 14

Spring 2019

- January 7 – February 8

- February 11 – March 15

- March 18 – April 19

- April 23 – May 24

Notification dates for the award of Fellowships are April 1st for the Autumn Fellowships and July 1st for the Spring Fellowships.

During their stay at the Study Center Fellows may be accompanied by spouses/partners, which will be charged a daily fee of $25 to help defray the cost of meals and housing

Useful links:

Link to the offer

Requirements and Restrictions

Information about the application


Contact information:

Fondazione Bogliasco

Via Aurelia 4

16031 Bogliasco (Genova)


Tel +39 010 347-0049

Fax +39 010 347-2452

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The Bogliasco Foundation

1 East 53rd Street (8th Floor)

New York, NY 10022


Tel +1 212 486-0874

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Invest Your Talent in Italy offers you an opportunity to develop your skills through a range of Master’s and Postgraduate courses in English! You also will have the opportunity to participate at on-the-job training at leading Italian companies and provide practical skills for your future career!


For similar opportunities click here!


Organization: Invest Your Talent is a Programme offers you an opportunity to develop your skills through a range of Master’s and Postgraduate courses in English. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation is responsible for carrying out the functions and tasks of the State in matters concerning Italy's external political, economic, social and cultural relations; the representation, coordination and protection of Italian interests at the international level; the analysis, definition and implementation of Italian action in international policy matters; relations with other countries and with international organisations; the drafting and review of treaties and international conventions and the coordination of the activities involved in executing them; the study and resolution of questions involving international law, as well as international legal cases; the representation of the Italian position regarding the implementation of provisions connected with the common foreign and security policy as envisaged by the Treaty of the European Union and the external political and economic relations of the European Union; development cooperation; emigration and the protection of the Italian community and workers abroad; and European integration activities regarding claims and negotiating processes in connection with the treaties of the European Union, the European Community, the ECSC and EURATOM. In carrying out its ordained tasks, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs also ensures that the international and European activities engaged in by other government departments are consistent with the country's international policy objectives. Those functions connected with Italy's participation in the European Union that are the responsibility of the Prime Minister's Office, and the implementation of related policies, continue to fall within the remit of that office. The Foreign Affairs Administration consists of the central offices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the diplomatic missions, the consular offices and Italian cultural institutes. Italian schools and educational institutes abroad also answer to the MFA.


Duty Station: Italy


Open to: Graduates interested in studying in Italy


Timeframe: Duration of the course plus a a 3-4 month period of on-the-job training


Deadline: February 28th


Job Description: Invest Your Talent in Italy offers you an opportunity to develop your skills for your future careers and to improve your academic, technical and professional background.

Programme concerns graduated fellows in Architecture, Economics and Ingeneering

For the list of Universities involved, please check website

The intern will learn and be exposed to:

- attend a Master’s and Postgraduate courses in English in an italian College

- on-the-job training at leading Italian companies, while completing academic work



Qualification: Applicants should have the following qualifications:

- a three or four year bachelor’s degree

- be interested in one of the following courses: Engineering, Advanced Technologies, Architecture, Design, Economics and Management in one of accredited Universities (Link)

- your Country has to be part of the current edition of Invest Your Talent in Italy (Link)


Wage/Fees: It depends on the cost of the course


Application process: Interested candidates must complete an on-line registration (here) and upload the following documents:

- Final transcripts and bachelor's degree vote

- Minimum one letter of recommendation by employer/tutor/professor to be addressed to the University or to the Invest Your Talent in Italy Committee

- Application essay in video (English - MAX 1 minute/10 Mbyte - for good quality, we suggest 1,5 Mbps bitrate) - talk about yourself, why you want to be part of the Programme and your motivation to study and connect with Italy

- ID or Passport

- CV

- Language certificates


Useful Links:

Link at the call


Contact information:

Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

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ph. +39 06 3691 2686/3935 UNI – ITALIA

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ph. +39 06 3691 4616


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The regular Internship Programme (IP) and Enhanced Internship Programme (EIP) offer a unique learning experience of six months to recent university graduates or students who are currently specializing in areas of work relevant to IFAD's mission. Don’t miss the chance!


Organization: The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a specialized agency of the United Nations, was established as an international financial institution in 1977 as one of the major outcomes of the 1974 World Food Conference. One of the most important insights emerging from the conference was that the causes of food insecurity and famine were not so much failures in food production but structural problems relating to poverty, and to the fact that the majority of the developing world's poor populations were concentrated in rural areas. IFAD is thus dedicated to eradicating rural poverty in developing countries. Seventy-five per cent of the world's poorest people - 1.4 billion women, children and men - live in rural areas and depend on agriculture and related activities for their livelihoods


Duty Station: Rome, Italy


Open to: Graduate and undergraduate students not residing in Rome


Timeframe: Maximum cumulative period of six months


Deadline: The online recruitment system is open throughout the year


Job description:

The Internship Programme is a learning assignment of a professional nature that at promoting amongst the participants a better understanding of the United Nations and IFAD's work. Interns are fully involved in the work of the Division that has selected them to carry out assignments relevant to their studies under the supervision of a professional IFAD staff member.

The Enhanced Internship Programme, in particular, is designed to enhance geographic distribution of staff at IFAD and is open to candidates who meet the eligibility criteria and who are not residing in Rome



- be 30 years old or less

- be a citizen of an IFAD Member State

- be enrolled in an accredited university or graduate school

- have attended courses in the last 12 months, and have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies when joining IFAD through the Programme; or have completed their university studies at an accredited university at the undergraduate or postgraduate level within the last 12 months



Participants in the Internship Programme will be paid a monthly allowance based on a percentage of the January Daily Subsistence Allowance of the assigned duty station. Participants in the Enhanced Internship Programme that are not recruited in their country of permanent residence will receive a housing and travel allowance in addition to the monthly allowance. Interns must carry their own medical insurance coverage valid worldwide or in the duty station of assignment


Application process: Applications must be submitted through IFAD's online recruitment system. Interns will be selected for positions as and when needed by hiring managers at IFAD. Candidates will be contacted by interested IFAD divisions


Useful links:

Internship Programme

IFAD website


Contact information:

Click here


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The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute accepts interns throughout the year. There are different positions open now: discover more and apply for one (or more) of them!


Organization: UNICRI is a United Nations entity established in 1965 to support countries worldwide in preventing crime and facilitating criminal justice. UNICRI supports governments and the international community at large in tackling criminal threats to social peace, development and political stability


Duty Station: Turin and Rome


Open to: Students enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree) or students enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme


Timeframe: Three semesters: Spring, Summer and Fall. Duration from 2 up to 6 months


Deadline: September (start in January) – February (start in June) – May (start in September)


Job description: The objective of the internship programme is to enhance the educational experience of qualified students from diverse academic backgrounds through practical work assignments and on-the-job experience, to expose them to the work of the United Nations and to provide UNICRI with the assistance of highly qualified students specialized in various professional fields. Upon completion of the internship the interns are required to prepare a report on their activities. The supervisors of the interns are requested to certify the content of the report. Interns carry out their assignments according to the schedule of working hours agreed upon with their supervisors. The programme is normally full-time

Click here to find out all the current internship openings



See the qualifications required for each internship opening (click “Reference number” to open the attached file). Those who graduated with a university degree (bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees), if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation


Wage/fees:  UNICRI will not bear any cost for the internship and all expenses connected with it must be borne by the intern


Application process: The application form specifically designed for the chosen internship programme must be downloaded and duly completed, then submitted, preferably via email, to:

Alternatively, a hard copy of the application can be mailed or faxed to:

UNICRI - Internship Coordinator

Viale Maestri del Lavoro, 10, 10127 Turin, ITALY

Fax: +39-011-63 13 368

Applications must indicate the Internship Opening reference number. Applications that do not quote the reference number and/or are received after the deadline will not be considered. Shortlisted candidates shall be contacted for telephone interview. A separate application is necessary for each internship opening


Useful links:

UNICRI website

More info about the Internship Programme


Contact information:


Viale Maestri del Lavoro, 10

10127 Turin, Italy

Tel.: (+39) 011 6537 111

Fax: (+39) 011 6313 368


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