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Published in Fellowships & Scholarships Written by mars 22 2017

Science Careers has teamed up with some great organizations to bring you information about the latest career opportunities in many different fields. The profiles included in this booklet give you a sense of the types of organizations that are accepting resumes and the kinds of positions they offer. We've also included some articles with some general tips and advice on job searching.


Published in Fellowships & Scholarships Written by février 15 2017

The Secratariat of the Union for the Mediterranean offers several opportunities for young graduate and postgraduate students or recently graduated candidates to have an experiecnce in an International Organisation.

General Requirements for the candidates:

- No more than 30 years of age;
– Be recent graduates or students in a recognized university or graduate school programme and have completed at the very least two years of undergraduate studies;
– A working knowledge of English, French or Arabic is required. Knowledge of one of the other two, or Spanish is an asset;


Interns receive a monthly allowance of €550


The duration of an internship is between 3 up to a maximum of 6 months. Please note that the Internship is divided in two periods, one for the first semester of the year and another one for the second. Internship vacancies are posted twice a year.

Open Vacancies:

Call for Expression of Interest : UfMS Internships 2017– DEADLINE 28th February 2017

All interested candidates are invited to apply and submit their application together with a Cover Letter and the internship form to Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

You can find further information and download the Internship Application Form visiting the dedicated web pageof the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean.

Published in Fellowships & Scholarships Written by février 11 2017

What do we offer?

The World Health Organization (WHO) as the leader in global public health issues is committed to building future leaders in public health. WHO's Internship Programme offers a wide range of opportunities for students to gain insight in the technical and administrative programmes of WHO.

The duration of WHO internships is between six to twenty four weeks. WHO internships are not paid and all costs of travel and accommodation are the responsibility of the intern candidate.

Who are we looking for?

  • You are at least twenty years of age on the date of application;
  • you are enrolled in a course of study at a university or equivalent institution leading to a formal qualification (graduate or postgraduate) (applicants who have already graduated may also qualify for consideration provided that they start the internship within six months after completion of their formal qualification);
  • you have completed three years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution prior to commencing (bachelor's level or equivalent) the assignment;
  • you possess a first degree in a public health, medical or social field related to the technical work of WHO or a degree in a management-related or administrative field;
  • you are not related to a WHO staff member (e.g., son/daughter, brother/sister, or mother/father);
  • you are fluent at least in one of the working language of the office of assignment; and
  • you have not previously participated in WHO’s Internship Programme.

How can I apply?

If you are interested in completing an internship at a WHO office please follow the relevant below link(s). You will find information on the application process and additional information on WHO's Internship Programme on the website of the respective office.

WHO Headquarters

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WHO Regional Office for the Americas

WHO Regional Office for Europe

WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean

WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia

WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific

WHO Headquarters also accepts interns in the following out-posted offices:

  • WHO Global Service Centre (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia): Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.
  • WHO Kobe Centre (Kobe, Japan): Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.
  • WHO Lyon Office (Lyon, France): Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.
  • WHO Office at the United Nations (New York, United States of America):Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.
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Published in Fellowships & Scholarships Written by février 10 2017

We are excited to announce the second installment of our VolkswagenStiftung-sponsored “Open Labware” course on 3-D printing and electronics to build your own lab equipment. The course will be held at the Department of Physiology at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Eligibility encompasses all African-based researchers with an MSc degree or higher. In addition, this year we also reserve a number of slots for applications from our funder’s base-country of Germany to foster international exchange. More information on the top of the application form.

Spread the word, print the poster (pdf here!) and apply!

Published in Fellowships & Scholarships Written by février 01 2017

The Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) Scholars Program is a 3–12-month program designed to train people from broad disciplines including science and medicine, journalists, artists, writers, policy makers, entrepreneurs, technologists, anthropologists, ethicists, lawyers, etc. All GBHI scholars will be passionate advocates for elders, healthy and impaired. Successful applicants should demonstrate the drive to learn about aging and diseases of aging, adapt to different cultures, and lead change throughout their careers.

Like the Atlantic Fellows Program, the curriculum for scholars will be tailored for each individual's experience and plan. A core curriculum of neuroscience, neurobehavior, epidemiology, statistics, leadership, communications, health economics, and public policy will constitute part of the experience. Course availability may vary with program start date and duration. Scholars will receive mentoring on their projects,  careers, leadership, and impact on brain health.

Scholars will have engagements at either UCSF or Trinity College Dublin, and up to 32 positions will be filled annually. All scholars will have:

  • A customized, three-to-twelve-month experience
  • One-to-one mentoring
  • Teaching on health economics, leadership, policy, brain health, and dementia, among other topics
  • Observation and participation in clinical cases
  • Access to a network of researchers, clinicians, and policy makers for career-length mentoring and communication

Become a GBHI Scholar

The GBHI Scholars Program is an opportunity to engage your commitment to brain health. Applications are accepted quarterly and competitively reviewed by a selection committee from each partner organization every June, October, and February. A stipend is available for accepted scholars.

Am I Eligible?

GBHI welcomes expressions of interest from people living anywhere in the world and working in all fields of study. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to brain health and health care policy as well as an ability to implement their intervention in their home community and become a regional leader in brain health. A subset of those who submit an expression of interest will be asked to prepare a full application.

Selection Criteria

Qualities sought in the selection of GBHI Scholars include:

  • The ability to bring creative and relevant projects to fruition
  • Commitment to the values and mission of the program
  • Willing and able to complete 3–12 months of training
  • Long-term commitment to the goals of the program
  • Have ideas that could transform their local or global brain health environment
  • Fluency in English

Scholar Expectations

  • Find housing near your training site
  • Connect with your program mentors
  • Attend the annual GBHI conference
  • Impact brain health in your home community

Key Dates

  • Now – Expressions of interest open
  • January 2017 – Invitations for full applications
  • February 2017 – Applications due
  • March 2017 – Interviews
  • April 2017 – Scholars selected
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