Monday, 24 April 2017

Paid Internship (8-12 Weeks) Relations Group (Radio, TV and Digital PR Agency) Graduate Placement

The Relations Group team are so busy right now we are drowning in radio, TV and online campaigns; we are looking to recruit a few enthusiastic and creative interns to join our team for the summer! Our paid internships adopt a hands-on approach allowing you to tip your toes in a variety of tasks - the responsibilities range from liaising with the media, generating ideas and research for large UK brands and researching opportunities for future campaigns. You will also be writing blog posts and using social media. Those paid interns that get results, are driven and demonstrate a positive work ethic will be offered full-time employment within the company as either a Junior Account Executive or a Media Executive!
The candidate should embody the following attributes:
Personality: You will need to stand out of the crowd and put your personality in everything you do whether it is talking to clients, the media or holding brainstorms with other colleagues.
A Natural Communicator: You will be spending a lot of time talking to PR managers or potential clients and marketing teams so the ability to be articulate and eloquent is very important.
Phone Friendly: This is no place for anyone with a fear of the phones, it is a busy environment and may require patching in on conference calls, networking and building rapport to influence broadcast journalists and radio presenters.
Enthusiasm: Since your role is to build relationships and communicate new ideas you will need to be enthusiastic - especially about your own ideas. We want someone who has a fresh perspective and is creative and eager to learn and develop new skills.
Tenacious: In the early days you may spend lots of time researching, generating leads or booking coverage and not all ideas and content will generate interest, therefore you need to be adaptable and tenacious – maintaining focus and drive.
Creativity: You will need to identify what makes a story interesting for different radio presenters, brands, TV newsrooms or websites. Identify the hook and make it relevant for their audience and your ideas will turn into stories that will be broadcast to millions of people throughout the UK - week in week out!
Calm Under-Pressure: This is a role where you need to influence people every day! You will have targets and deadlines so if you are easily stressed then please don't apply.
Research: You will be researching many brands and relevant content ideas for campaigns; this involves a logical approach with an inquisitive mindset.
Writing: There will be opportunities to write content for the company websites, blog and media property platforms. You must have a keen eye to detail and a fresh outlook.
As a growing agency we like to nurture exceptional talent. Some of our best staff became full time employees after an initial internship. As an intern you can expect to spend time in both our media department and our client teams. You will see first-hand a radio day from start to finish, write engaging blogs for our sites and social media, brainstorm ideas for upcoming campaigns, the filming of a video podcast, be sent on a mission to record B-Roll using a broadcast quality camera, need to research celebrity spokespeople, brainstorm ideas for new clients as well as spend some time trialling the role of a junior account executive and media liaison executive.
It will be a steep learning curve in the world of broadcast PR with a genuine opportunity to impress  to be offered a full-time position. Please only apply if you have a good degree (2:1 or higher) and have an interest in developing a career in PR or Marketing.
A bit about us...
We are the UK’s leading Radio PR specialists and one of the UK’s fastest growing PR agencies. Through our sister company IMN we provide content for radio, TV and online media outlets.
The Location: We are based in Elstree, Zone 6 London *(20 minutes from King’s Cross). Elstree & Borehamwood is known as the British Hollywood and is home to the BBC and Elstree studios. We're located inbetween both these studios. 
Salary: Paid Internship (Unpaid internships are illegal, please report any company offering unpaid internships to the HMRC)
Start Date: ASAP
Hours: 8:30am - 5:30 pm Monday to Thursday with a 5pm finish on Friday's
For further details on The Relations Group, Radio Relations and what we do visit www.relationsgroup.co.ukhttp://www.radiorelations.co.uk, or visit http://www.imncontent.com/ to see the type of content we produce.
Please send a C.V and creative cover letter (no cover letter applications or cut and paste cover letters will be deleted without being read) via the button below.


Friday, 21 April 2017

APPRENTICESHIPS: ICT AND BUSINESS AT IBM 2017

Tags
Category
Business and Strategy
Type
Apprenticeships
Duration
3 years
Minimum Age
16
Location
UK Wide
Organisation
Spaces Available
50
Salary
£18,000 per year
Posted
2 months ago
Closing Date
2 months from now
When you join IBM as an Apprentice we have your long-term professional career in mind and from the day you join us you’ll be a permanent employee. You’ll also gain either an ICT or Business Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship qualification, and you’ll be part of one of the world’s leading technology companies.
We offer Apprenticeships in both Business and Technology and with a variety of different roles available we’re bound to have something to suit you. You’ll work with some great clients, too – big names in virtually every industry you could think of. Salaries start at £18k and our benefits package is highly flexible so it can be tailored to fit your lifestyle and personal circumstances.
WHAT WILL I BE DOING?
You’ll be deployed onto a challenging work placement, where you’ll support and learn from experienced professionals across IBM. That could be in any area across the company. During your year you’ll have a great support network. For the day-to-day things, you’ll have a Task Manager who’ll help you with new tasks, manage your workload and give you the opportunity to get involved. You’ll also have an Early Professional Manager looking after your ongoing development and your future career plans.
JOB ROLES
Business Roles:
If you are looking to explore how a business works and learn what makes it successful, then our Business Specialist role is for you. This is an opportunity for you to develop your conscientiousness and curiosity with an in-depth training programme which will help you perform effectively in your role. With the support of your team, you will develop commercial awareness which will enable you to take on roles within project management, HR, operations and delivery. You will become a valuable member of the project team, building on skills from communication and adaptability to planning and organisation. Your contribution will allow our clients’ businesses to be as effective and successful as possible.
Technical Roles:
If you love to apply logic to a problem and have a passion for technology, then our Technical Solutions Specialist role is a great fit for you. You will work collaboratively with you team who will support you as you learn to build, design, test or implement systems; or you might be a field engineer, travelling to meet clients, fixing their hardware issue and getting their business up and running again. Or you may be an architect developing, advising and transforming client infrastructure to take advantage of the latest cloud solutions. Any role you have, you will get real hands on experience.
Throughout the in-depth training programme you will develop core technical and personal skills which will allow you to support IBM’s clients. We are looking for enthusiasm and imagination and will support you as you grow in confidence and get involved in IBM’s exciting and innovative range of products and services.
WHO SHOULD APPLY?
What we look for (GCSE grades be changed for futures but 2 years in higher education is the same)
5 GCSEs at Grade 5-9 (including Maths and English Language)
Must have obtained 64 UCAS points (or equivalent) in higher education (A-Levels of Equivalent)
You don’t need any work experience, just a passion for business and technology
Energy, creativity and passion are really important to us. We also work in teams all the time, so you need to be someone who’ll thrive in that kind of environment – a great communicator and someone with the ability to lead others. There are other characteristics we look for, too. We call them competencies – think about whether, and how, you can demonstrate them during our application process. We look for eight specific competencies during our Application Process: Adaptability, Communication, Client Focus, Creative Problem Solving, Drive, Teamwork, Passion for IBM and Taking Ownership.


Italian Government Scholarships for Foreign and IRE Students in Italy, 2017-2018

For 2017/2018 academic year, applications are open for Italian government scholarships to both foreign and Italian citizens resident abroad (IRE) for studying in Italy. Scholarships are offered to carry out study, training and research projects in Italian Higher Education Institute (State-owned institutions or institutions legally recognised by the relevant State authorities).
The aim of these scholarships is to foster international cultural cooperation, spread the knowledge of the Italian language, culture and science, as well as promote the Italian economic and technological system throughout the world.
Italian Government promote the Italian language and culture abroad, through Italian schools, scholarships and grants for foreign citizens, language courses organised by the Italian Cultural Institutes, and archaeological missions.
Candidates must possess a certificate of intermediate level in Italian (e.g. CILS B2, CELI 3, PLIDA B2 or INT.IT Roma Tre) or equivalent linguistic proficiency issued by a local organization or language school (e.g. Italian Cultural Institute, Dante Alighieri Society branch etc.).  It is not required Italian language knowledge for applicants who enroll for university courses held entirely in English.
Course Level: Scholarships are offered to carry out study, training and research projects in Italian Higher Education Institute (State-owned institutions or institutions legally recognized by the relevant State authorities).
Courses for which it is possible to apply for a scholarship:
Second-level University courses (five-year degree/Master of Science) (Laurea specialistica/Laurea Magistrale 2° ciclo)
Master’s Degree courses (First and Second Level)
Ph.D Courses
Specialisation Schools
Research under academic supervision
Courses of Higher Education in Arts, Music and Dance (AFAM); Scuola Internazionale di Liuteria di Cremona; Scuola di Alta Formazione e Studio (SAF) of the Istituto Superiore per la Conservazione ed il Restauro (ISCR); Scuola Nazionale di Cinema
Courses of Italian language and culture
Training/refresher courses for Teachers of Italian language
Study Subject(s): Scholarships are offered over different departments across the University, all offering a diverse range of courses.
Number of Awards: Not Known
Scholarship Award: The scholarships shall be awarded on the basis of a comparative evaluation of the applications submitted , of the requirements met and the criteria relating to the merit and / or to excellence of the candidate’s curriculum, established according to a specific evaluation grid. Scholarships holders shall benefit from a health insurance policy to bear any expense due to illnesses or accidents for the duration of the scholarship. The diseases related to pre-existing physical or pathological conditions shall be excluded from the insurance.
Scholarship can be taken in Italy
Eligibility: Applications may be submitted by those who meet the following criteria on the expiry date of this call for applications. The applications submitted by those who do not meet the necessary requirements shall be automatically excluded from the selection process. The Italian citizens employed by Public Administration offices, as well as their family members – although temporarily living abroad – cannot be granted IREs scholarships
Academic qualifications: Foreign students or IREs may apply if they have the academic qualifications required for enrolling in the institution chosen.
Age limits: Candidates may apply if aged between 18 and 36 years on the expiry date of this call for applications. For those who apply for the first year of a PhD program the maximum age limit is 33 years on the expiry date of this call for applications. Candidates may apply for training/refresher courses for Italian language teachers if aged between 18 and 45 years on the expiry date of this call for proposals.
Language skills and proficiency: Candidates shall submit a certificate showing their knowledge and proficiency in the Italian language, starting from the B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) The knowledge of the Italian language is not required for enrolling in the university courses fully provided in English. Only for the courses of Italian language and culture shall candidates submit a certificate showing their knowledge and proficiency in the Italian language, starting from the A2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
Nationality: Foreign citizens and Italian citizens resident abroad (IRE) can apply for these Italian Government Scholarships.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Candidates must possess a certificate of intermediate level in Italian (e.g. CILS B2, CELI 3, PLIDA B2 or INT.IT Roma Tre) or equivalent linguistic proficiency issued by a local organization or language school (e.g. Italian Cultural Institute, Dante Alighieri Society branch etc.). 
Test Requirement: No
English Language Requirements: It is not required Italian language knowledge for applicants who enroll for university courses held entirely in English.
How to Apply: Applications shall be sent only electronically, by accessing the “Portale borse online” from the MAECI website.
Application Deadline: All Online applications must be submitted by midnight (Italian time) on May 10, 2017.


Thursday, 20 April 2017

Internship Opportunity at UNEP in Geneva

The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. This position is located in the Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) and Secretariat of Special Programme, Chemicals and Waste Branch, Economy Division, Geneva duty station.
Under the direct supervision of Muhammed Omotola, Associate Programme Officer, SAICM Secretariat, Chemicals and Waste Branch, Economy Division, United Nations Environment in Geneva, the intern will support the development of the digital communication tools developed by the Interim Secretariat of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, the Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM), including the Quick Start Programme (QSP) and the Secretariat of the Special Programme on institutional strengthening, including assistance in:
The maintenance of the Minamata Convention, SAICM and Special Programme websites, their continuous update, both in terms of design and substantial content, and troubleshooting.
The production and editing of databases and audio-visual contents, including online training tools such as webinars.
The development and maintenance of an online meeting registration system for the Minamata Convention and SAICM.
The development and maintenance of an online system for the submission of applications under the Special Programme.
The development and maintenance of the structure of a database for projects funded under the SAICM QSP, which can also be adapted for the Special Programme.
Promoting the visibility of the Minamata Convention, SAICM and Special Programme on social media and digital platforms.
Other tasks as appropriate and as discussed with the intern.
Location:
 Switzerland
 Benefits
The UN Environment SAICM Secretariat internship is for 6 months.
The Internship is UNPAID and full-time.
Interns work five days per week (35-40 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.
 Eligibilities
Applicants must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
a. Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
b. Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
c. Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.
Please visit the official website for detailed eligibility.
Eligible Regions: Not Specified
 APPLICATION PROCESS
Applicants are requested to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform.
Application Deadline: April 24, 2017 (4 Days Remaining)


University of Lugano Study Grants for Master’s Programme s in Switzerland, 2017-2018

The University of Lugano is offering merit-based grants for international students to pursue master programme starting in September 2017. Grants are provided to study any one of the courses offered within faculties of Economics, Communication Sciences and Informatics.
The scholarships will be awarded on merit based, grants are given to first year students admitted to a USI Master program.
University of Lugano is an Italian- and English-speaking university that comprises four Faculties: Architecture on the Mendrisio campus; Communication Sciences, Economics, and Informatics on the Lugano campus.
Course Level: These grants are available for pursuing master’s degree.
Study Subject (s): Grants are provided to study any one of the courses offered within faculties of Economics, Communication Sciences and Informatics.
Scholarship Award: 60 one-off study grants of the amount of CHF 4’000 each. The study grant is awarded in the form of a reduction of the tuition fee and cannot be exchanged for cash.
Number of award(s): The grants will be assigned as follows:
20 grants to students that pursued a Bachelor’s degree at a Swiss university
20 grants to students that pursued a Bachelor’s degree at an Italian university
20 grants to students that pursued a Bachelor’s degree at a university from other countries
Scholarship can be taken in Switzerland
Eligibility:
The applicant must have obtained the Bachelor’s degree (passed all the exams and defended the thesis) by July 31st, 2017 with a cumulative grade point average of at least 80/100.
Applicants must have been admitted to the first year of a USI Master programme beginning in September 2017.
Applications from students enrolled in a USI Master before September 1st, 201 will not be considered.
Nationality: The students of Switzerland, Italy and any other countries can apply for these grants.
How to Apply: The mode of applying is electronically.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is July 31st, 2017.


140 Partial and Full Scholarships for International Students at Inha University in Korea, 2017

The Inha University is offering a maximum of 140 half and full Jungseok International Scholarships for Spring & Fall semester. Scholarships are open to the students of all nationalities for pursuing master and doctoral programme.
The Graduate School seeks to provide the nation with highly motivated and well-trained professionals who are creative and competent, working with a spirit of service to others.
To achieve Jungseok International Scholarship for the first semester, it is strongly recommended that you submit a certificate for Korean/English Language Proficiency (TOPIK, TOEFL (IBT), TOEIC, IELTS). If you have both Korean and English test scores, submit all of them to the graduate school office.
Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue Master and Doctoral programme.
Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to learn any of the courses offered by the university.
Scholarship Award: Qualified students are allowed to receive the scholarship covering full or 70% or half of the tuition.
Number of Scholarships: Number of Annual Selection for Spring & Fall semester
Type of Scholarship
Full Scholarship
70% Scholarship
Half Scholarship
Number of Students
Max. 50(Only for PhD)
Max. 30
Max. 60

Scholarship can be taken in Korea
Eligibility: Requirements for Jungseok International Scholarship
Applicants must meet the following one condition, ? or ?.
? Obtain a grade point average(G.P.A.) above 80% in the previous degree program.
? Have one of below Language Proficiency Certificates.
Minimum score of official certificates for Language Proficiency
Language
Proficiency Test
Score
English
TOEFL
PBT
550 or above
CBT
210 or above
IBT
80 or above
TOEIC
700 or above
TEPS
600 or above
IELTS
5.5 or above
Korean
TOPIK
level 3 or above
The Higher score will be better for receiving the full tuition fee as an International Scholarship.
Check the validity period of your Language Proficiency Certificates.
To achieve the Scholarship for the first semester, it is strongly recommended to submit Certificate for Language Proficiency (TOPIK, TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS) when you apply.
Part-time students cannot receive any scholarship from the graduate school.
Nationality: Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for these scholarships.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirements: Students must obtain a grade point average (G.P.A.) above 80% in the previous degree program.
English language Requirements: To achieve the Scholarship for the first semester, it is strongly recommended to submit Certificate of Language Proficiency (TOPIK, TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS) when you apply.
How to Apply: The mode of application is online.
Application Deadline: Application deadline is May 7, 2017.


10 Fully Funded PhD Positions in Molecular Biology & Bioinformatics, Germany

The Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) offers up to 10 fully funded PhD positions for international students. Positions offer talented and enthusiastic students the opportunity to undertake PhD research at the cutting edge of modern biology and related fields.
The aim of the PhD position is to enable and encourage academically able international applicants.
The Institute of Molecular Biology gGmbH (IMB) is a modern research centre, which is funded by the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation, a charity with a long tradition in promoting outstanding research in medicine, biology, chemistry and pharmaceutical science.
The official working language at IMB is English. Certificate as proof of English skills not a requirement, but proficiency in English, both written and verbal, is a prerequisite for entry to the IPP.
Course Level: Positions is available for pursuing PhD programme.
Study Subject: The International PhD programme includes groups at the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB), Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU), Mainz’s University Medical Centre (UMC) and the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P).
List of Subjects: Genome stability & DNA repair, Epigenetics & Gene regulation and Computational biology & omics
Scholarship Award:
The possibility to work on a cutting-edge project using state-of-the-art technology in a highly motivated research team.
A stimulating, diverse and international research environment.
Advanced training opportunities.
A competitive stipend.
2 letters of reference.
Scholarship can be taken in Germany
Eligibility: The IPP wants to attract the brightest minds from all over the world. University is looking for creative and ambitious students in the field of life sciences who are looking for challenging work at the cutting edge of science. Our student community currently consists of more than 90 PhD students from 20 different countries. Each call receives about 500 applications from students all over the world, for approximately 10-15 positions.
Working language: As IMB is an international institution the first criterion for eligibility is that applicants are able to communicate in English, which is our working language.
Education and experience: Applicant should have prior experience in a research environment and have, or be about to complete, a master’s or equivalent degree (at least 4 years of university education).
Motivation to solve complex scientific problems
Excellent communication skills
Nationality: Applicants from all over the world can apply.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Applicant should have prior experience in a research environment and have, or be about to complete, a master’s or equivalent degree (at least 4 years of university education).
Test Requirement: No
English Language Requirement: The official working language at IMB is English. Certificate as proof of English skills not a requirement, but proficiency in English, both written and verbal, is a prerequisite for entry to the IPP.
How to Apply: Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship application. Applicant will be asked to upload the following documents in PDF format:
Curriculum vitae
A single file containing:
High school certificate
University studies (including certificates of qualification and transcripts of records)
English language test certificate (not mandatory, only if available)
Application Deadline: The registration deadline is June 16, 2017 and application deadline June 23, 2017.