Category Archives: Internships

Fast Stream Application Deadlines & Events

The Civil Service have announced their 2019/2020 application dates for the Fast Stream:

Open: 26th September at 12:00pm (noon)
Closes: 24th October at 12:00pm (noon)

Details are on their Facebook page here if you’d like more information about this.

Application details can be found here: https://www.faststream.gov.uk/how-to-apply/

The Civil Service will also be on campus to talk to students at the Careers Fair during EMPFEST.

Further on campus events with the Fast Stream will be announced shortly.

Goldman Sachs EmployAbility Summer Internships 2020

Goldman Sachs EmployAbility Summer Analyst Internship 2020, Human Capital Management

EmployAbility is delighted to be working with Goldman Sachs to offer disabled students and graduates the opportunity to apply for the Goldman Sachs Summer Analyst Internship programme.

Start Date June 2020
Location London,UK
Duration 10 weeks
Who Students and graduates of any degree discipline
Salary Competitive
Deadline Midnight, Sunday 25th August 2019

About Goldman Sachs

At Goldman Sachs, your skills and experiences will create a world of possibilities for our clients. From the latest IPO and market insights to investments in clean energy and infrastructure, each one of our teams contributes to innovations that drive progress around the world.

You’ll work alongside industry experts and strategic thinkers at all levels, gaining hands-on experience unlike anywhere else. All at a place where your ideas matter and your personal and professional growth are front of mind.

Come embrace the opportunity to move industries, make markets and empower communities.

About the Summer Analyst Internship Programme

This is a ten-week programme designed to fully immerse you in the day-today activities of one of Goldman Sachs’ divisions. The programme starts with a firmwide orientation where you’ll learn about their culture, as well as the benefits and responsibilities of being a member of Goldman Sachs. You will also receive division-specific training designed to help you succeed in your division.

After training, you will receive real responsibilities to give you a sense of what you would be doing, day to day, as a full-time Goldman Sachs employee. Along with fellow interns, you will work alongside leaders within the industry. Successful Summer Analysts may be invited back to join the New Analyst programme in a full time position.

About the Human Capital Management Division

Human Capital Management (HCM) is responsible for attracting, developing and managing the firm’s biggest asset: their people. HCM is organized into the following teams;

Divisional Generalists/Client Service Teams

Human Capital Management teams work closely with divisional leadership to address on-going and strategic business issues. Each division within the firm has its own dedicated Human Capital Management Generalist team to address the needs of a particular client group.

Employee Relations

Employee Relations is a risk management function that works to uphold the firm’s business principles and policies, and safeguard the firm from legal or reputational risk relating to employment issues. The group provides strategic advice to managers and employees on a broad range of workplace issues.

Human Capital Management Finance

HCM Finance is responsible for HCM Business Planning, which requires working with Controllers, the Executive Office and the broader finance community to determine business planning requirements and then applying them to HCM.

Human Capital Management Technology Strategy and Services

HCM Technology Strategy and Services is responsible for driving HCM’s technology-related strategy and ensuring they are partnering with Goldman Sachs IT to implement leading edge technologies that optimize process efficiency. The team also works to provide best in class HR Service Delivery practices globally.

Human Capital Management Strategy and Management

The Human Capital Management Strategy and Management team focuses on a variety of strategic business and human capital related needs and facilitates global cooperation and coordination across the division.

Reward

By offering a highly competitive “total reward” package, the contributions of the Reward team are critical in attracting, motivating and retaining our people across the globe.

Benefits designs, implements, and manages competitive and leading edge benefit programs including, health and insurance offerings and retirement savings opportunities.

Compensation drives the development and implementation of our compensation philosophy, policies, and practices around the world.

Global Mobility Services designs and administers the firm’s expatriate and domestic and international relocation program; providing employee counseling and highly specialized tax and immigration support.

Wellness designs and manages services and programs to support the health, productivity and performance of our Employees, including: onsite medical, fitness and childcare facilities, health advocacy services and preventative health programs.

Talent

Global Leadership and Diversity

The Global Leadership and Diversity team serves as strategic advisors to achieve the firm’s objectives of promoting an inclusive work environment as well as attracting, retaining and promoting diverse talent from the communities and cultures in which they do business.

Talent Assessment Group

The Talent Assessment Group enhances the firm’s competitive advantage by partnering with senior leadership to develop talent, identify future leaders, measure employee engagement, facilitate their 360 performance reviews, and conduct research on key people issues.

Recruitment

Graduate Recruitment helps devise and execute the firm’s entry level recruiting strategy, including building and maintaining relationships, marketing the firm to selected universities, facilitating the candidate offer and on campus acceptance process, and executing summer internship programs.

Experienced Hire Recruitment partners with their internal clients to identify and attract experienced professionals to the firm, as well as managing opportunities for internal mobility.

Goldman Sachs University and Pine Street

The Pine Street Leadership Development Group and Goldman Sachs University (GSU) develop and execute solutions to address key organizational, cultural and people development issues that impact their businesses. Committed to helping their people develop personally and professionally, they offer a range of growth and development opportunities to all of their employees at every stage of their careers. GSU focuses on the development of analysts, associates and VPs while Pine Street focuses on the leadership development of managing directors and partners of the firm.

Talent Management Services

Talent Management Services creates operational efficiencies across the Talent Management functions by providing process, systems and project management expertise as well as reporting and financials.

Human Capital Management is at the forefront of change within the firm and they need people who want to help drive that change. They are looking for people with strong analytical and communication skills, enthusiasm, creativity and intellectual curiosity. Their team is comprised of individuals who understand people, process, technology and operations.

Their work is fast-paced and requires individuals to be proactive and have strong business acumen. HCM works across the organization and with a variety of important stakeholders. An interest in the firm’s different products and an understanding of the financial markets is strongly recommended.

As an intern you will be placed with one of the specialist HCM teams. Each team has an area of focus within the organization, from the ‘Generalists’ who work to address specific divisional needs, to the ‘Talent Assessment Team’ who coordinates the firm’s annual performance.

Regardless of your specialization, you will work with your team to solve real business problems with your internal clients.

During the internship programme you will receive both formal and informal training. You will develop analytical and broad human resources skills while also receiving more specific training suited to your HCM functional alignment.

Other Divisions

Goldman Sachs is offering Summer Analyst Internships across a variety of divisions. These are:

How to Apply

Candidates apply through EmployAbility but each applicant is assessed against Goldman Sachs’ core competencies and selected through the Goldman Sachs recruitment process. Successful candidates are hired directly into the appropriate Goldman Sachs Programme and participate in every aspect of it.

If you have any extenuating circumstances or require further information about the Internship programme, please contact
Justin Penney on +44 (0)7776 090 508 or email info@employ-ability.org.uk

FCO Student Ambassador

Foreign & Commonwealth Office – Student Ambassador (Immediate Start)

If you’re a budding journalist / blogger / influencer / writer with a passion for travel, then this is definitely the role for you…

We’re looking for creative, social media savvy students to work as Student Brand Ambassadors for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. This is a really exciting opportunity to represent a government department – successful candidates will be involved in one of the FCO’s major 2019/2020 PR and marketing campaigns.

So, what does an FCO Ambassador do?

  • Raise awareness of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s ‘Travel Aware’ campaign; a campaign aimed at making sure travellers research their destination and are prepared
  • Create and publish interesting and relevant content/articles
  • Organise and run engaging events on campus that help to communicate foreign travel advice to students
  • Maximise campaign exposure by thinking of innovative ways to reach new audiences
  • Create and share travel related social media content to enhance ‘Travel Aware’ exposure and help increase the following on Instagram (+ Facebook and Twitter too).

What are the benefits?

  • Great opportunity for anyone interested in social media, marketing, writing, journalism, and/or a career at the FCO!
  • Invaluable work experience for university students
  • Highly competitive rate of pay
  • Flexible workload designed to fit around your studies

Successful candidates must:

  • Be a full-time student for the academic year 2019/20
  • Be conscientious, resourceful and organized
  • Be active on social media, and comfortable promoting the travel aware message from your personal account(s)
  • Enjoy meeting new people and be confident when speaking to large groups
  • Have an interest in travel
  • Be creative! Having a good eye for what looks great on social media is a must + you’ll always be thinking of innovative ways to spread the travel aware message
  • Have some form of journalistic experience, for example you may already write for a student media outlet, have your own blog, be an active You-Tuber or social media user

Click here for more information

12-month London Based Asset Management Placements

12-month Placements/Graduate Roles with London-based asset manager,  BlueBay – One of Europe’s largest Fixed-Income Managers

Are you looking for a placement or graduate role with real responsibility from day one? Do you want invaluable experience and knowledge of the inner-workings of an industry-leading asset manager? Do you want the opportunity to work for a highly regarded, well-established firm? BlueBay are looking to hire placement students and graduates from all degree backgrounds across many areas of asset management….

These roles are open to graduates and placement students from any degree subject, however you must be on track for or achieved a 2.1. You will receive support throughout the entire application process!

Company: BlueBay
Location: Mayfair, London
Roles: Graduate Roles and 12-month placements in:

1. Operations 2. Client Operations 3. RFP (Request for Proposal)

Salary: £24,000
Assessment dates 1st – 10th May
Start Date: Week Commencing 8th July 2019
Degree: Any degree
Apply here: https://www.sanctuarygraduates.co.uk/bluebay-generalist-19/?ref=PM
Deadline: 08/04/19

Who is the company?

– With around $50 billion under management and offices across the globe, BlueBay is one of Europe’s largest specialist fixed income managers

– Established in 2001, BlueBay is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Royal Bank of Canada, with full investment autonomy and substantial operational independence

– Located in beautiful, modern offices in Mayfair, BlueBay pride themselves on their core values of integrity, transparency and respect, taking a collaborative and innovative approach with their clients

 

What are the roles?

  1. Operations

– The operations area is the ‘engine room’ of the business, ensuring smooth running of trading processes

– Within operations you will rotate across 3 areas: security operations, derivative operations and mixed treasury, exposing you to all areas of financial services

– In each area you will be ensuring that trades are running smoothly by liaising with other teams, researching and writing reports and digging into why a trade may have gone through incorrectly

Is this role right for me?

– You must have an aptitude for accuracy, analysis and drawing hypotheses

  1. Client Operations

– Client and regulatory reporting is for those with outstanding communication skills, providing both clients and external bodies with the information they need to make decisions

– You will get the chance to work with the sales team to pull together reports to provide to clients, as well as the regulatory team to submit data to governing bodies

Is this role right for me?

– You must be proactive, willing to learn and possess great written and verbal communication skills

  1. RFP (Request for Proposal)

– You will be creating and collating content for client proposals, which is great for those who enjoy researching and writing

– You will be working closely with the sales team to put together proposals to send to new clients

– This role is different to the client operations role as you will be filling in questionnaires about BlueBay for new clients, rather than helping to source information for existing clients

Is this role right for me?

– You must have great researching and writing skills, attention to detail and be able to work efficiently and independently when required

You can apply to these roles with any degree, however you must be on track for or achieved a 2.1!

Why should you apply?

– These 12-month placement and graduate roles offer an entry-level route into this exciting firm, with hands-on experience in a specialist department

– You will gain invaluable experience and knowledge of the inner-workings of an asset manager

– You will have the opportunity to work for a highly regarded, well-established firm who are experts in their area of fixed income

– You will have the opportunity to be part of a sociable graduate community that spans across many different teams who often work together

– You will be offered training in all areas of financial services, providing you with great exposure to the asset management industry

– You will have the chance to attend hedge fund events to broaden your knowledge of the asset management industry

 

Click here to be considered – Apply now:

https://www.sanctuarygraduates.co.uk/bluebay-generalist-19/?ref=PM

It only takes 30 seconds to register your interest in these roles, and you’ll receive support throughout the full application process.

 

Foreign and Commonwealth Office Graduate Scheme

Foreign and Commonwealth Office Graduate Internship Scheme 

Internship up to 9 months
Closing date: 11 Mar 2019
£19,384 per annum plus £5,000 Location Allowance (pro-rata)

Business areas:

  • Administration / Corporate Support
  • Communications / Marketing
  • Customer Insight
  • Defence
  • Operations
  • Economist
  • Environment and Sustainability
  • Human Resources
  • Humanitarian
  • Policy
  • Press Relations
  • Procurement and Contracts Management
  • Security

The UK’s relationship with the rest of the world has rarely been so complex – or so interesting. Across the globe, the UK faces both challenges and opportunities. The FCO has teams working on everything from crisis in Syria, to helping British nationals in distress overseas, to creating new opportunities for British business, particularly in the fast growing economies, as well as managing a global network of posts overseas.

This is a unique opportunity to be right at the heart of the FCO’s work and to understand what it takes to run an effective global organisation. You will participate fully in the work of the FCO department into which you are placed and have an opportunity to influence how policy is made and delivered.

All the placements offer an in-depth insight into the work of the host FCO department and plenty of opportunity to learn more about, and experience, the wider FCO. No two placements are the same, and could be in any of the following departments:

• Geographical – Polar Regions, Western Balkans, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, East and West Africa
• Policy Themed – Economics, Defence Strategy, Cyber Engagement, EU Strategy, Climate Change and Environment, Human Rights, Counter Terrorism
• Customer Services – Consular, Parliamentary, Protocol, Crisis and Disaster Management
• Corporate – Internal and External Communications, Security, Human Resources, Press, Procurement

Please see the two ‘Day in the life of a Graduate Intern’ within the attached candidate pack for examples of the type of work you can expect to be involved in.

You will be part of a friendly and supportive team, where everyone is committed to diversity and encouraged to seek out development opportunities. Roles will allow successful candidates to develop their skills in relation to the Civil Service Success Profiles framework. You will be given a wide range of support, along with plenty of opportunities to learn about FCO work outside of your specific role. This may be through participating in Learning and Development (L&D) events and using FCO and Civil Service L&D tools. You may also have the opportunity to complete parts of the Diplomatic Academy Syllabus.

The type of placements we offer are suitable for those looking for general FCO work experience and NOT specific career related experience or experience relevant to ongoing academic studies. We carefully select suitable Internship placements from across the organisation in a range of roles offered by all our Directorates. Individuals are assigned to a Department for the duration of their Internship and we do not offer the option for Interns to select a placement or request a preference for a particular area of work for their Internship.

We are hoping to be able to offer Interns the opportunity to apply for the Civil Service Fast Pass Scheme, which is run by the Cabinet Office Diversity Team. The Scheme offers you the chance to be fast-tracked through to the assessment stage of the Civil Service Fast Stream application process if you receive a positive evaluation after the first six weeks of your placement. Further details on this will be provided at the beginning of placements, should the Cabinet Office Diversity Team confirm this is possible.

Please note:

• These Internships offer an insight into working in the FCO and valuable experience for future job applications.
• All Internships are expected to end in May/June 2020, depending on an Intern’s start date in 2019. Successful candidate’s indicative start date is August/September as an exact start date is dependent on candidates completing their pre-appointment checks and security clearance.

Please read the attached Candidate Pack in full for further information on the roles and responsibilities, minimum criteria required and details of the internship. The Candidate Pack also explains the selection process and notes what applicants will be assessed on at the first sift and at interview.

We want to encourage applications from the most talented people from all backgrounds.

Please note that the FCO carries out name-blind (anonymised) recruitment to help build a more diverse and inclusive workplace.

Qualifications
A Graduate with at least a 2:2 degree (first degree). For those graduating in 2019, we will need evidence of your predicted grade. If your degree was awarded by a non British university you must provide satisfactory evidence that it equates to a British degree, i.e. via NARIC. It is also essential that you provide evidence of your qualifications if called to interview.

Behaviours
We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Delivering at Pace
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Working Together
  • Managing a Quality Service

Technical skills
We’ll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Motivation & personal development
  • Benefits
  • Pensions
  • Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful
  • candidates.

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths, Experience and Technical skills.
For more information, please read the candidate pack.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Open to UK nationals only.

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

If you have any questions about the internship or the recruitment process please email fcorecruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk Please include the seven digit vacancy reference number (1617790) in the subject line of your email.

For more information, click here

POLIR Fully Funded Field Trip – Careers in International Affairs

Career in International Affairs Forum

The School of Politics and International Relations is fully funding a field trip to the annual Careers in International Affairs Forum.

Tickets to the event and a coach trip into London are included.

Places are limited to 10 students, to apply please email: aspirations@kent.ac.uk
and explain why you would like to attend the forum.

Date: 29th April 2019
Time: 9am – 5pm
Venue: City University of London, St John Street London EC1V 4PB

PROGRAMME FOR THE DAY

08:30- 9:00 Registration

09:00- 9:30
Opening Statement – Simon Anholt, Co-Founder, the Good Country

09:30- 10:15
Career in British Foreign Service
– Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Richard Everingham, Lead on the Fast Stream Recruitment

10:15- 11:15
Career in International Organisations
– World Bank: Claire Willman, International Affairs Associate,
– United Nations Population Fund: Matthew Jackson, UK Director

11:15- 11:30 Break

11:30 – 12:15
Career in Think Tanks
– Chatham House: Lisa O’Daly, Director of Human Resources
– Royal United Services Institute: Oliver Kraft, Research Fellow

12:15- 13:15
Leadership Opportunities
– British Council: Bethan Dinning, Project Manager & John Rolfe, Schools Outreach Manager
– Shwarzman Scholars

13:15- 14:15 Lunch Break

14:15- 15:15
Career in Humanitarian Sector
– International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC): Sophie Da Silva, Recruiter & HR Marketing Officer
– UNICEF: Yahav Lichner, Senior Adviser

15:15-15:45
Career in International Affairs, Private Sector
– Jonathan Paris, Senior Adviser, Chertoff Group
– Richard Griffiths, Senior Advisor, Dentons

15:45 – 16:00 Break

16:00 – 17:00
Career in the United Nations
– United Nations: Eva Jansen, Human Resources Officer

17:00 Closing notes

Click here for more information

 

 

Jobs for Tier 4 Visa Holders

What is Student Circus?

Student circus is a niche job search platform that enables International Students secure  jobs in the UK.

Having graduated from the UK as International Students,
we truly understand the time and visa constraints associated with finding a job.

World class UK universities nurture and produce the very best of international talent. At Student Circus, we believe that this skilled talent can greatly benefit the UK economy and its employers with its global outlook.

Visit Student Circus for more information and current graduate and internship opportunities. 

Which visa do you need to stay in the UK after university?

If you are an international student considering working in the UK after graduation, this essential guide to visas should prove useful

To retain the benefits of an international student body, including the economic contribution, it is important that students, universities and employers are all aware of the routes through which individuals can remain in the UK after their studies have concluded.

The Tier 4 visa is intended for the purpose of studying in the UK. However, it does allow students to work 20 hours a week during term-time or full-time outside term-time, where the student is studying at degree level or above. Such work experience can be vital for those looking to build relationships and contacts in order to secure permanent employment in the UK in the future.

There are a number of options available to Tier 4 students to allow them to stay in (or return to) the UK after their studies. Which route is the most appropriate depends on the individual’s plans for their future in the UK, the area in which they are seeking employment and their current circumstances.

Employment

The main visa for employment is the Tier 2 general visa. This visa requires an employer to hold a sponsor licence and for them to have available a job that the government deems to be at graduate level, or above. Furthermore, the role must be paid at, or above, the stipulated minimum, which is at least £20,800 for students switching to a Tier 2 visa.

International students have several advantages under this route compared with individuals outside the UK. First, businesses do not have to advertise the role in the UK for 28 days prior to offering it to the student (the resident labour market test). Also, businesses do not have to pay the immigration skills charge to employ someone switching from Tier 4 to Tier 2. The current charge is £1,000 for each year of the visa and the cost is likely to rise to £2,000 a year.

Despite such benefits and the clear skills shortages in some sectors, many students find it hard to obtain sponsorship, either because employers are not aware of how to go about sponsoring an individual, or because they believe that the costs and complications of sponsorship are too great for their business.

Previously, it was necessary to pass a course before Tier 4 students could switch to Tier 2, putting graduate schemes that typically start in September out of reach for master’s students, who do not receive their results until later in the year. However, from 11 January 2018, a student has been able to switch to a Tier 4 visa after completing their course.

It is vital for international students to understand the Tier 2 system early on in their course so that they can look for employment and make use of their ability to work under the Tier 4 visa. Armed with knowledge about how they may be sponsored, students can have discussions with employers and potential employers well in advance of the end of their course.

Other options

The two main alternatives for students are the Tier 1 and Tier 5 visas. Tier 1 is for individuals the government is specifically looking to attract to the UK such as investors, entrepreneurs and people who are experts in their field. There are a number of different Tier 1 visa options and it generally encompasses those who have an exceptional talent, or individuals who have money to invest in a business in the UK.

The Tier 1 route can lead to settlement but it does have a high threshold for approval. For example, Exceptional Talent applicants have to be endorsed as an exceptional talent in their field by an official body in their area of expertise. Students who wish to switch from Tier 2 to Tier 1 entrepreneur visas, are limited to using only specific government-backed investment funds, rather than private funds. Students can, however, make a business case to their university to seek endorsement for a Tier 1 graduate entrepreneur visa.

If a student does want to go down the more entrepreneurial route, they should take advice on the conditions of both the initial visa application and any extension application, and how this could lead to settlement.

Tier 5 is a temporary working category and generally requires a student to return to their home country before applying via this route. While Tier 5 is limited in both length and the ability to switch, it can be a useful fallback for a student seeking to build a relationship with an employer in the hope of a future Tier 2 sponsorship. Tier 5 visa holders would have to return to their home country to make a Tier 2 application and this would therefore require the employer to undertake the resident labour market test and pay the higher minimum salary as well as the immigration skills charge.

Future changes

With Brexit on the horizon, the future of the UK’s immigration system is unclear. The government has recently made a commitment to attracting individuals under the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa by doubling the number of endorsements that are available in a year. This shows that the post-Brexit environment is intended to be one in which the UK seeks to snap up talent from across the globe.

However, there is a great deal of uncertainty as to what will happen to the highly skilled Tier 2 visa, or whether a lower-skilled worker route will be opened to deal with a possible labour gap in jobs routinely filled by European Economic Area (EEA) workers.

The Migrant Advisory Committee has been commissioned to advise on the economic and social impacts of the UK’s exit from the European Union, and also on how the UK’s immigration system should be aligned with a modern industrial strategy. The report is not due for publication until September 2018, meaning that any changes to our immigration system would need to be quickly drafted and enshrined in law before the UK’s exit from the EU in March 2019. If this isn’t achieved, the current system could continue post-Brexit, which risks it being unfit for its new purpose.

Whatever the future holds, international students form an important part of the economic landscape of the UK and, as such, everyone should be aware of the specific challenges that they face and consider how these may be tackled.

Charlotte Ashton is a solicitor at MLP Law and advises international students from local universities on their options for remaining in the UK.

 

 

Tier 2 Visa Jobs Simplified

Next week we have Student Circus visiting the University, to speak to International students regarding Tier 2 jobs.

Tier 2 jobs simplified- By Student Circus, Wednesday 28 November in KLT6  at 14:00.

Understanding visa routes and tackling job search is an extremely tricky process. We want to make it easier for you by breaking these down into simpler steps. Student Circus is a smart job search platform where you can apply for exclusively handpicked Tier-2 jobs.

The session will cover the following points:

  • Our journey from intl students to Entrepreneurs in the UK 
  • Current job environment 
  • Timelines to follow for visas 
  • Tips & Tricks 
  • Options post Tier-4 expiry

This session is for international students, including Postgrads.

Students can book onto the Social Sciences session here: https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/event.html?id=3565&service=Careers+Service

Summer jobs at the National Citizen Service

The Challenge is the UK’s largest social integration charity and a major provider of the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme. During summer 2019 it is  offering 4,000 paid mentor, leader and facilitator positions to work on the NCS programme across the UK .

Working on NCS, students will have the chance to develop transferable skills such as leadership, professionalism, responsibility and prioritisation.

What is NCS?

  • NCS is a three-week programme for young people aged 15-17, which aims to enhance social integration by bringing together young people from different backgrounds.
  • During the programme, participants get involved in various outdoor activities, learn public speaking, creative and entrepreneurial skills
  • The young people then use these skills to engage with the community and set up their own social action project

For more information visit:
https://staffing.the-challenge.org/about-us

Peacebuilding in Colombia – Summer Program

Peacebuilding in Colombia 2019
Universidad de Los Andes Academic Summer Course
Red Tree Study Scholarship Funding

Red Tree Study is offering scholarship funding of $3,900 USD for participation in the Peacebuilding in Colombia
Academic Summer Course run by Universidad de Los Andes from Monday 10 June – Friday 28 June 2019.

The application deadline is Wednesday 12 December 2018

‘Armed Conflict, Peace Processes and the Challenges of Peacebuilding in Colombia‘, is a three-week program
run by the university’s Political Science department. It will explore the recent history of the Colombian conflict and the
challenges of implementing the current peace process.
Now entering its fourth year, the course combines lectures and seminars taught by academics from Los Andes with
educational site visits that deliver practical knowledge of the political and social situation in Colombia. In previous
years, students have spoken to ex-combatants about the challenges of reintegration, have met with President Santos’
Communications team to discuss the influence of public opinion on the peace negotiations, visited the UN
Development Project, the Center for Transitional Justice, the Colombian Congress, and the Reparation of Victims Unit,
for example. They have taken part in a trip to the demobilization zone in Icononzo where students spent the day with
former FARC combatants and the UN representatives managing the camp. The 2019 course will include many of the
same excursions, although the exact content may be altered to reflect the policies of recently elected President Duque
and any further developments in the peace process.

The program includes a private room in supervised accommodation in Los Andes student residence, an airport pickup
on arrival, and a calendar of social and cultural activities for evenings and weekends, designed to help students explore
Colombia as much as possible whilst they are there.

Scholarship information
• $3,900 USD will either be awarded as one full scholarship or two 50% scholarships of $1950 USD each. The
final decision on this allocation will be made by the academic selection team and will be confirmed when the
winner(s) are announced in January 2019.
• The scholarship applications are open to students enrolled on a full-time academic degree course at for this
academic year (2018/19).
The scholarship deadline is Wednesday 12 December 2018, and applicants must submit the completed
scholarship application form, the accompanying academic reference, and the general program application
form by this date in order to apply for the funding.
• The final selection will be made by the Director of the Masters in Peacebuilding course at Universidad de Los
Andes
• Red Tree Study will announce the scholarship recipient(s) on or before Friday 11 January 2019.

Peacebuilding in Colombia Scholarship 2019_INFO

Interested students can also contact alex@redtreestudy.com for more information and an application form.