RomeMUN is one of the largest United Nations simulations in Europe, joining young leaders from different parts of the world in one global forum where they meet to discuss concerns of the international community and give innovative solutions to deal with the most controversial issues in the political scenario worldwide. It is held in Rome, one of the most stunning cities in the world, where the Roman Empire governed all its provinces for centuries. The historic archaeological ruins create a fascinating atmosphere that surrounds the whole city and the events that take place there.
In this incomparable scenario, RomeMUN celebrates in March 2019 its 10th anniversary edition, a very special occasion to experience such an important conference in its maximum. This Model of United Nations is part of the International Careers Festival, a networking event between brilliant young minds, institutions, companies, NGOs, and international organisations. The 4th edition of the International Careers Festival will take place from 9 to 12 March 2019 in Rome, including not only the Model of United Nations, but the Rome Press Game, the Rome Business Game and the International Careers Course.
It is supported under the patronage and support of the major international institutions located in Rome as United Nations agencies or as offices of the Italian Government. It allows the encounter of 2000 delegates from around the world, prestigious guests, and an innovative approach to foster great involvement and debate from the youth on current international issues, guided by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The objective is giving a practical scenario for public speaking, negotiation, leadership skills, team building, and capacity to draft official international documents, in a multicultural environment with participants from over 100 countries in the world.
Every simulation needs the cooperation of a fantastic group of people who guide the committees we are representing and guiding delegates in the objectives that we pursue in our conference. This is why we are opening the positions as Chairs or Officials for the special upcoming edition of RomeMUN.
The main tasks of Chairs/Officials will be:
- Representing RomeMUN before and during the event
- Promoting the conference and contacting MUN clubs and other MUNs to develop partnerships and encourage delegations to apply
- Drafting the Study Guides about the committee, the main topic and its subtopics
- Participating in three online sessions in February to get in touch and solve doubts from delegates
- Chairing committee sessions during the conference in Rome (9-12 March 2019).
The benefits of being Chair/Official will be:
- Coverage of the conference fee, including lunches during the conference days, shuttle to and from the conference venue, participation in all the social events, and conference materials.
- Free accommodation from 8 to 12 March 2019 in one of the official hotels of RomeMUN 2019 in a double room with continental breakfast.
- Partial refund of the round-trip flight or train tickets for attending the conference, depending on the region you are travelling from.
The first selection will be based on received applications. Selected candidates will be contacted by mid-September to arrange a Skype call with the goal to get to know better the candidate, his or her motivations and experience.
Please take into consideration that you should not communicate with the Secretariat unless you have any doubt, as only the applications submitted through the form indicated above would be taken into consideration, NOT by email. However, if you want any clarification on the process or on any of the parts of the form feel free to contact the Secretary-General Pablo Sánchez Rodríguez.
Pablo Sánchez Rodríguez
Secretary-General of RomeMUN 2019
WFWO (World for World Organization) - an NGO involved in the UN's decision process in the issues related to poverty, food supply and hunger, offers various internship opportunities available throughout the year for students who share the organization's mission and principles.
For more opportunities go to International Organizations
Organization/Company: World For World Organization (WFWO) is a Non – Governmental Organization (NGO). Italian-based non-profit organization, operating in Italy and internationally, WFWO was launched on 16 October 2001, on the occasion of World Food Day, and established in 2002, and is in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC – DESA – UN NGO Section at the United Nations – New York – USA). ECOSOC is the Principal Organ to Coordinate the Economic and Social Council work of the United Nations and the Specialized Agencies and International Institutions.
The WFWO has designated representatives for each main United Nations Headquarters where the major meetings are held: New York, Geneva and Vienna
Duty Station: at Headquarter in Rome or in the field areas
Open To: students or recently graduated in disciplines considered relevant to the WFWO’s activities
Timeframe: The WFWO’s Executive Secretariat Internship Program is offered on a two-month basis three times a year: Mid-January to mid-March (Spring Session); Early June to early August (Summer Session); Mid-September to mid-November (Fall Session)
Job description: The objectives of the Internship Program are to promote among the participants a better understanding of the United Nations and of the World For World Organization (WFWO). Internships provide Team section at Headquarters or in the field areas with the assistance of outstanding young students specializing in fields relevant to WFWO’s activities.
Internships with the WFWO provide an opportunity for selected undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students who are pursuing a course of study or work in fields related to the WFWO’s mandate and activities to:
- increase their understanding of relevant issues at the international level by involving them directly in the work and involved them in general activities of WFWO’s principles, programs and strategies and communications aspect;
- gain practical work experience related to their academic background or future work in the field related to WFWO’s mission.
Interns gain an understanding of how the WFWO operates and enhance their educational experience by working under the supervision of a senior team member.
The backgrounds of interns are matched with the needs of the WFWO. Interns provide the WFWO with the assistance of young talent for a limited period and offer the most recent thinking and research experience in their area of academic study.
- Specialist Applicants can be upon to all nationalities
- Applicants must be currently enrolled in a university or graduate school and have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies
- Applicants should hold degrees in disciplines considered relevant to the WFWO’s activities, e.g. International Law, Economics, International Relations, Political Science and Social Sciences, Communications and Publication, Project Management, Evaluation Specialist, Environment Specialist, Post Conflict Specialist, Emergency Operations, Building Capacity-Training Specialist, Gender Quality Specialist, Health and Education Specialist
- Applicants should have a working (both oral and written) knowledge of at least one of the WFWO’s official languages (English, French, Spanish or Italian)
- Applicants should be able to adapt to an international, multicultural, multilingual environment
- Good communication skills
- Ability to work fairly independently or as part of a team
- Initiative and flexibility
- Any past work experience and knowledge of information system and website design or related work would be an advantage
- Close relatives of a serving WFWO are not eligible to apply
Wage: In WFWO field locations, the amount of the special fund to be cover to the interns will be established in line with other similar organisations engaging interns at local level and taking account of local circumstances
Application process: The WFWO does not have specific vacancies for interns. There is no list of internship vacancies. Internships are awarded by WFWO by Team Section based on their needs and whether or not a candidate’s profile meets those needs.
Candidates are therefore advised to consult the WFWO’s website to familiarize themselves with the work of the various activities of the Team Section and to submit a CV and covering letter directly to WFWO’s Human Resources Team which interest them most. Should there be a need for an intern in that Team Section or area of activity, the candidate will be contacted directly.
- The cost of travel, insurance and accommodation, as well as living expenses, are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions
- Interns are responsible for making their own travel arrangements and for obtaining the necessary passport and visa or other documents for entering Italy or any other duty station
- Interns are responsible for arranging their own accommodation
- WFWO does not accept responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during an internship
- Interns are responsible for procuring and maintaining their own insurance coverage for illness and accidents while they are working at the WFWO and a copy of documentation attesting to such insurance coverage should be provided to WFWO administration by each intern on their first day of internship
WFWO has representative permanent at the main United Nations headquarters , UN New York, Vienna , and Geneva Executive Secretariat & Operations Programs
World For World Organization (WFWO)
P.O. Box 15154
Via di Tor Pagnotta, Nr.4, Rome – 00143 (Italy)
Tel: +39 (06) 51530985
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Around 2000 participants from 100 countries. More than 160 promoters from all over the world. 4 different simulations, seminars and many workshops for young people to chose from in order to develop further knowledge and gain insights in the fields of economics, politics and international relations, communication and journalism. The Executive Director of the association in charge of the organisation and planning of the Festival, Daniela Conte, proclaimed at her speech in the opening ceremony on the 24th of sarch at LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome, that this festival can be seen as “a journey of friendship, opportunities, challenges, hope and inspiration”. But what does the festival stand for exactly?
For the ninth time this year, young people from all around the world come to the “eternal city” of Rome to participate on the International Careers Festival 2018 from the 24th of March until the 27th of March 2018.The Festival, which has been initiated by the non-profit organisation Giovani nel Mondo with the RomeMUN in 2009 and later developed as it is today, stands for cosmopolitanism and interculturality.The whole festival consits in the RomeMUN, the Rome Business Game, the Rome Press Game and the International Careers Course.
In the Rome Model United Nations delegates have to represent a specific country in a committee, which has been assigned to each of the delegates before. The 10 committees deal with topics, for instance migration policy in Europe, quality education, the situation of refugees in the world and possible interventions to ensure global security by the nuclear disarmament. Besides, prestigious speakers are invited to present speeches regarding these various topics; for instance: Ambassadors, professors of the Rome University of International Studies.
Interculturalism and internationally are relevant topics in the Rome Buisiness Game, too. The Program Director, Luca Marco Giraldin Von Lahnstein, welcomed 1000 participants this year. Economists-to-be can exercise themselves in learning more about economic strategies, leading companies and resolving economical and political difficulties within a current expanding world. Hereby, the interest for intercultural issues, on which the whole festival stands for, can further be stimulated. The connection between economy and culture helps to widen one’s own horizon and opens the access to a cross-cultural and cross-cutting knowledge.
The Rome Press Game is the third simulation and focuses on journalism, international communication, interpretation and translation. Thus, the participants are asked to report on the International Careers Festival and write appropriate articles, record radio-broadcasts, and create and edit videos. During her speech at the opening ceremony, the Program Director of the Press Game, Shanti Kodituwakku Hettiarachchilage underlined the possibility to gain the so called soft skills which can only be developed in a multicultural environment while creating also interpersonal relationships.
Gaining international experiences, simulating the real working life, challenging oneself and testing one’s boundaries, improving one’s ability to work in a team, getting to know new people from different cultures- these are just some of the answers participants gave regarding their motivation to participate at the International Careers Festival.
Also the International Careers Fair, which is accompanied by 44 exhibitors, takes place at the Rome University of International Studies on Monday the 26th of March and Tuesday the 27th.
Within the fair, mock interviews, workshops, CV reviews and recruitment sessions are offered by the companies which take part, including "global players" like LIDL, UNICEF and UNESCO Giovani.
Through a wide range of tasks, the international level of participants, organisers and topics stress the original idea of the Festival to be an occasion where talent meets opportunity.
Eva Münster – Rome Press Game – Team 2
Interested in Refugees, Immigration and Human rights? UNHCR offers an Internship in Public Information in Rome. Check requirements and apply!
Other similar opportunites in International Organisations
Organization: UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, is one of the more embedded UN Agencies, directly involved in rescue and emergency operations all over the world.
n 1954, UNHCR won the Nobel Peace Prize for its groundbreaking work in Europe. But it was not long before we faced our next major emergency. In 1956, during the Hungarian Revolution, 200,000 fled to neighbouring Austria. Recognising the Hungarians as 'prima facie' refugees, UNHCR led efforts to resettle them. This uprising and its aftermath shaped the way humanitarian organisations would deal with refugee crises in the future. During the 1960s, the decolonisation of Africa produced the first of that continent's numerous refugee crises. We also helped uprooted people in Asia and Latin America over the following two decades. In 1981, we received a second Nobel Peace Prize for what had become worldwide assistance to refugees. The start of the 21st century has seen UNHCR help with major refugee crises in Africa , the Middle East and Asia. We have also been asked to use our expertise to help many internally displaced by conflict and expanded our role in helping stateless peaple. In some parts of the world, such as Africa and Latin America, the 1951 Refugee Convention has been strengthened by additional regional legal instruments. UNHCR now has more than 10,966 members of staff. We work in a total of 130 countries and our budget, which in its first year was USD $300,000, grew to USD $6.54 billion in 2016.
In 2015, UNHCR celebrated 65th anniversary. During lifetime, we have helped well over 50 million refugees to successfully restart their lives.
Deadline: 4 April 2018
Starting date: End of April 2018
Offer Description: This position is primarily intended to provide the Intern with the opportunity to undertake a work experience related to university studies or to possible future careers. Secondly, it is meant to provide real assistance to the Public Information Team at the UNHCR Regional Office in Rome, Italy.
Major duties and responsibilities: Major duties and responsibilities:
- Provide support to the celebrities program also by carrying out background research and reporting
- Support in the production of content on refugee stories, such as video and photo
- Research of content for social media (on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube), scheduling of content via Facebook and Hootsuite
- Update of institutional website
- Collaboration in the development and management of multimedia content
-Translations from English into Italian
- Support in the development and implementation of projects or events, in particular World Refugee Day
- The Intern will be trained and supported in his/her work
Qualifications and skills:
- University studies preferably in Communication or related areas
- Previous relevant working experience is an asset
- Ability to use Internet Explorer and Web browsing
- Familiarity with social media such as Twitter, YouTube and Facebook
- Excellent knowledge and practice in the use of MS Office
-Strong communication skills
-Flexibility and ability to work autonomously
- Excellent knowledge of English Excellent knowledge of Italian
Please quote position title in the subject line. Incomplete or late applications will not be taken into account. Acknowledgements shall only be sent to candidates short-listed for an interview.
Remunaration/Benefit: no remuneration preview, but there some benefits. The Food and Transportation Allowance will be the equivalent of 10% of the Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) of the duty station and be based on 30 calendar days. It must not exceed the equivalent of USD 1000 per month, normally payable in local currency. Until such date, interns will not financially remunerated by UNHCR. Costs and arrangements for travel including travel arrangements to and from the location where the internship will be carried out, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibilities of interns or their sponsoring institutions.
There is no expectation of employment at the end of the internship. Interns shall not be eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, positions in UNHCR during the period of internship and for a period of six months following the end of their internship. Interns may be hired as individual contractors without a break in service, provided they have the required qualifications and professional experience.
In order to be considered eligible for an internship, the following criteria must be fulfilled: o Be a recent graduate (12 months) or current student in a graduate/undergraduate school programme from an university or higher education facility accredited by UNESCO.
Please note that candidate must have completed at least 2 years of undergraduate studies in a field relevant to the position.
An individual whose father, mother, son, daughter, brother or sister is a staff member of UNHCR, including a Temporary Appointment holder or a member of the Affiliate Workforce, is not eligible for an internship. - UNHCR interns shall accumulate 1.5 leave days per month of continuous service and may take leave following the agreement of the supervisor. In case of absence due to illness, interns shall be granted up to two days of sick leave per month of service. For sick leave of three or more consecutive work days, a medical certificate issued by a qualified medical practitioner must be produced. The manager shall inform local HR Unit/Administration about any prolonged and/or continuous sick leave of the intern. In situations when the sick leave entitlement for the entire contract period is exhausted, the internship agreement shall come to an end. - Interns will be entitled to a Food and Transportation Allowance which will be effective starting from 01/06/2018.
Apply now as tutor of one of the most renewed role-play game dedicated to international business and economics, as tutor you will coordinate and guide the group of students and fresh graduates participating at the simulation in Rome on March 2019.
From March 9th to 12th 2019, Rome will host the Rome Business Game one of the main projects of of the International Careers Festival, a networking and meeting opportunity between brilliant young minds, institutions, companies, NGOs, and international organizations. For this event, the Eternal City will welcome more than 35.000 participants from 110 different countries.
Multiculturalism, work, internationalization and education - these are the keywords of the Italian event dedicated to youth, employment and internationalization.
The Festival is composed of four main projects from which participants can choose the one most suited to their academic background, professional aspirations or general interest.
Organization: The Giovani nel Mondo Association is an independent, non-profit, non-denominational, and apolitical organization. The Association pursues educational and cultural goals at the national and international level. Its primary focus is assisting and accompanying youth and young adults, between eighteen and thirty years old, on their educational path and encouraging their professional, academic, and socio-cultural growth.
Duty Station: remote job December-January-February, in Rome from March 8th to 12th 2019.
Open to: Economics, marketing or management graduates who meets the requirements
When: From December 2018 to March 2019
Deadline: 15th December 2018
Job description: We are looking for Rome Business Game tutors (www.romebusinessgame.org). They will be in charge of the preparation of the teaching materials to give to the participants, they will coordinate everything with the Director of Programs and the Executive Director, and assist work groups during the event
- Previous experience in a Business Game or similar events in Italy and/or abroad
- Excellent knowledge of English (minimum level C1). Knowledge of other languages, in particular Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish, German, Italian or Russian would be an asset
- Research ability
- Previous experience as tutor/assistant
- Bachelor degree, preferably in economics, marketing or management
Facilities: Room and board during the event. Partial ticket refund (plane or train)
Application process: send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
World Food Programme is looking for Temporary Administrative Assistants. Read the description and apply for an outstanding opportunity in one of the most important International Organizations of the world!
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Organization/Company: WFP was first established in 1961 after the 1960 Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) Conference, when George McGovern, director of the US Food for Peace Programmes, proposed establishing a multilateral food aid programme. The WFP was formally established in 1963 by the FAO and the United Nations General Assembly on a three-year experimental basis. In 1965, the programme was extended to a continuing basis.
The WFP is governed by an Executive Board which consists of representatives from 36 member states. Ertharin Cousin is the current Executive Director, appointed jointly by the UN Secretary General and the Director-General of the FAO for a five-year term. She heads the Secretariat of the WFP. The European Union is a permanent observer in the WFP and, as a major donor, participates in the work of its Executive Board.
Assisting 80 million people in around 80 countries each year, the World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization fighting hunger worldwide, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience
Duty Station: Rome, Italy
Open To: Young people with a secondary school education and at least two years of relevant office (secretarial/administrative) experience
Timeframe: Not mentioned
Deadline: Not mentioned
Job description: WFP is seeking qualified applicants to its roster for Temporary Administrative Assistants based in our Headquarters in Rome, Italy. WFP recruits local administrative staff for short term assignments at the entry levels of the General Service category. The duration of the short term assignment may vary from 1 to 11 months
The main duties are:
- Collect, sort and disseminate correspondence, reports and other materials, to meet the required demands of staff to time standards.
- Respond to simple routine queries with readily available support by senior staff, and escalate where appropriate, in order to provide a timely and accurate response to enquiries.
- Support the maintenance of office files, documents and records in accordance with established systems and processes, so that information is current and readily available for staff.
- Undertake standard data entry tasks in accordance with defined systems, to ensure information is organised and readily available.
- Assist in creating simple images or information using standardised templates, such as graphs or tables to support the drafting of reports for staff
Applications are open to:
- Italian nationals: with a valid passport or identity card
- EU citizens: with a valid passport or identity card AND confirmation of registration from the Italian police authorities or Registrar’s Office (Anagrafe)
- Non-EU citizens: a valid Italian Resident Permit (renewal slips will not be accepted).
Qualifications: Candidates should have:
- Completion of secondary school education.
- At least two years of relevant office (secretarial/administrative) experience – each employment record in the CV should contain a detailed description of clerical duties performed
- Reside within the Rome commuting area.
- Ability to use standard office equipment such as photocopiers and scanners
- Ability to follow standard business support processes and procedures
- Knowledge of standard office software packages, e.g. Microsoft word, Excel, PowerPoint. Computer knowledge and skills should be recorded under the CV
- Ability to handle a large volume of work quickly and accurately under time constraints
- Courtesy, tact and ability to work effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds in a team environment
- Good attention to details.
Fluency (Level C) in English language.
Wage/Fees: Not mentioned
Application process: Application by the announcement
Roma, via Cesare Giulio Viola 68
tel. +39 06 6513 2691
Edited by Silvia Cortese
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From the 23rd to the 27th of March you will have the opportunity to participate as a tutor at the Rome Press Game 2018 edition. This unique event organised by the Giovani nel Mondo Association will come alive during the International Careers Festival, annually located in Italy’s magnificent capital.
As the first simulation in the world of its kind, the Rome Press Game rotates around the world of international journalism, offering young minds from all over the globe first hand experiences in news reporting, radio broadcasting and news writing.
So, if communication and journalism are your passion don’t miss a chance to participate, becoming apart of the event. As a tutor it would be your responsibility to prepare the necessary teaching material for the participants, collaborate with the Program Project Director and Executive Director in preparation for the event, and last but not least guide and supervise one of the teams of participants
Institution: The Giovani nel Mondo Association is an independent, non-profit, non-denominational, and apolitical organization. The Association pursues educational and cultural goals at the national and international level. Its primary focus is assisting and accompanying youth and young adults, between eighteen and thirty years old, on their educational path and encouraging their professional, academic, and socio-cultural growth.
Position: Rome Press Game Tutors 2018
Description of the offer: We are searching for young individuals with some experience in the communication and journalism sector. You will be in charge of mentoring the participants during the four days of programmed activities focused on the most important spheres of journalism: web, radio, television and interpretation.
Here are the requirements:
-Previous experience in a similar simulation in Italy or abroad
-Previous in-depth knowledge of the English language (minimum level C1) as this will be the main language spoken during the whole event
-Knowledge of any of the following languages: French, Spanish, German, Russian, Arabic, Chinese.
-Good researching capacity
-Previous experiences a tutor/assistant
-Bachelor's degree, preferably in communication, languages, interpretation, letters, journalism and political sciences
-Preferably some knowledge of the WordPress and joo web platforms
Where: Rome, International Careers Festival
When: From November 2017 to March 2018 (remotely, before the Festival, and at the Festival itself from the 23rd to the 27th of March)
Remuneration: Room and board during the Festival are guaranteed. Partial reimbursement of the train/plane ticket
Join us at the International Careers Festival from the 24th to the 27th of March 2018 in Rome and be part of an amazing team of brilliant young minds, institutions, companies, NGOs, and international organizations
Organization: The Giovani nel Mondo Association is an independent, non-profit, non-denominational, and apolitical organization. The Association pursues educational and cultural, both international and national, goals; its primary focus is youth and young adults, ages between eighteen and thirty years old, to assist and accompany them on their education path and their professional, academic, and socio-cultural growth.
Duty station: Rome, Italy
Open to: students and fresh graduates
Timeframe: from the 24th to the 27th of March 2018
Description: The Festival is composed of four main projects from which participants can choose the one most suited to their academic background, professional aspirations or general interest.
The four projects are:
ROME MODEL UNITED NATIONS - Diplomatic simulation of the United Nations. Recommended for students of (or those interested in) international relations, diplomacy, political science, law;
ROME BUSINESS GAME - Simulation of business realities involving case study competitions. Recommended for students of (those interested in) economics, business, management, marketing, computer science;
ROME PRESS GAME - Journalism and media (web, tv, radio) simulation. Recommended for students of (or those interested in) communication, media, translation and interpretation, literature, philosophy;
INTERNATIONAL CAREERS COURSE - A guidance course filled with practical workshops for a successful international career. Recommended for students from any faculty/academic background.
There are a limited number of places for all four projects. In order to participate, you must complete the application form and pass the selection process.
Furthermore, the Festival has an area which is entirely open to the public: the International Careers Fair. The Fair is a large exhibition area open to both participants and the public alike. It will be divided into two different sections: the education/university area and the work/internship area. It favours the interaction between thousands of students, whether they are looking for study/training/internship/work opportunities, and industry experts.
Requirements: Students enrolled in the following programs can apply as participants for the International Careers Festival:
-High school students in their last two years;
-I or II Level Master’s students ;
-Students who have graduated (no more than a year after receiving their diploma);
A B1 level of English (in accordance with the European standard) is required in order to participate in the Festival. As you complete your application form, you will be asked to upload a certificate or to take an online English test provided by our partner.
-Certificate: You will be asked to upload a certificate, whether provided to you from an English language institution or by a university, which proves your level of English, or;
-Online English test: Should you not have a certificate, you will have to take our online English exam (you will be able to access the test through the application form), which will take around 30 minutes. Once you have finished the test, the result will be sent to your e-mail address. You will then be asked to upload the result of your test as a screenshot or as a pdf to your personal account of the Festival's website.
Deadline: The following deadlines and requirements apply for all four projects of the Festival, that is, the RomeMUN, Rome Business Game, Rome Press Game, and the International Careers Course.
December 15th 2017 - Deadline for scholarship applications
December 22th 2017 - First deadline for applications and admission tests
If there are vacancies after the first deadline, there will be a second deadline of January 26th, 2018.
The application procedures are completely automatic and are as follows:
APPLICATION -> ENGLISH TEST (if necessary) -> REGISTRATION OR SCHOLARSHIP
The APPLICATION and REGISTRATION of aspiring participants must be completed and submitted by the 22th of December 2017 (for students who need to pass the english test, we must also receive €15 membership fee by the same date);
If selected, candidates must complete the registration Form and at least make a first payment of €150 by and no later than 7 days after receiving the acceptance e-mail (however no later than the 26th of January 2018);
The balance of the participation fee, for those registered by the 22th of December 2017, must be paid by the 26th of January 2018;
It is possible to apply for a scholarship before the 15th of December 2017 (Please note: the scholarship application is lengthy and does require time to complete. We suggest that all those applying for a scholarship complete the initial application form well in advanced to avoid missing any deadlines);
The International Careers Festival opened its doors to the public, offering a wide range of possibilities. One of the many stands at the festival presented the Fulbright program, that offers scholarships to both Italian and American students, teachers and researchers to improve their English or Italian with abroad experiences.
This is administered in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) and U.S. Embassy in Rome. Since the U.S. – Italy Fulbright Commission was established in 1948 more than 10,000 U.S. and Italian citizens have been awarded with Fulbright grants, nearly 70 people each year.
Many programs are provided both to Italians and Americans, they can be divided according to three different projects:
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program to Italy offers full grants to U.S. graduate students for study and research in the areas of arts, humanities, social sciences, sciences and technology at an Italian institution (i.e. university, research centre, library, archives and museums, or other institutions).
The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program aims at strengthening English language and instruction at South Italian high schools by establishing a native speaker presence to provide a part – time assistance for 12-25 teaching hours per week to permanent teaching staff. American citizens are integrated in the host community and can gain experience from an intensive cross – cultural interaction. The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program sends to Italy to lecture and/or conduct at Italian Universities at Research Centres for up to nine months. U.S. citizens can also apply for the Fulbright Inter – Country Lecturing Program, which is similar, but gives the possibility to visit a University in Europe (if the researcher is already studying in Europe).
Italian students can count on different projects, such as the Fulbright Italian Student Program, which enables Italian graduate students to apply for a scholarship for a Master or a Ph.D. in the United States: 7 scholarships are provided for all the disciplines ($38,000 as a maximum), one is provided for Law studies ($20,000) and two MBA scholarships ($100,000).
The Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program provides opportunities for young English teachers from Italy to improve their teaching skills while teaching Italian in U.S. colleges and universities.
Whereas students can apply for the aforementioned programs, Italian researches have the possibility to get in touch with the organisation for the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program, that brings them to conduct research and/or lecture for up to nine months at U.S. Universities and Research Centres.
The last project is the Fulbright Scholar – in – Residence Program, which sends Italian scholars at U.S. institutions that might not have a strong international component (e.g. Historically Black Colleges or Hispanic – serving institutions).
In order to apply for the scholarship, Italian students must have at least a Bachelor degree obtained in Italy, a good knowledge of English (the level depends on the chosen American University) and the student must have already sent the application form for an American University (there are no limitations, as long as they are part of the American university system).
Today Fulbright stand at the International Careers Festival has been very crowded because of the many opportunities that offers, so be quick to apply for your scholarship!
Rome. Minister Francesca Tardioli was the first guest speaker at the opening ceremony of the Rome International Careers Festival. She is in charge of the Foreign Affairs Department in Rome.
Minister Tardioli gave a speech regarding job opportunities for the students within the diplomatic field as well as expressing her personal ideas and insights about a career in this sector. She expressed her joy seeing so many young people and encouraged them to start to act and be committed to your aspirations as soon as possible. "Listen to yourself", was her piece of advice. Students need to follow their passions and dreams, focus on themselves and choose their academic path accordingly. Above all they have to take advantage of what university can offer by learning to adapt to new and multicultural challenges and realities.
She talked about internships and open positions within the department of Foreign Affairs highlighting that an equal opportunity is given to all and everyone there is entitled to the same rights. An intern position typically lasts three months and a basic salary is provided. Interns can take part to different initiatives, attend international conferences and events as well as organising them. It is a chance to show them the tasks and responsibilities a diplomatic has to carry out.
Are you the right person to fit into this field? - According to the Minister, this can be your future career if you believe in dialogue and negotiation to achieve goals and you stand for diplomacy as a rule-based organisations.
More information about internships and job opportunities can be found at www.esteri.it
Valentina Di Bari