Monthly archives: October, 2016

Spring 2017 Arabic Research Internship

The Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution is pleased to announce the opening of a Spring 2017 Arabic Research Internship position. Responsibilities will include providing Arabic and English-language research support and programmatic and administrative assistance to staff and scholars in the Center for Middle East Policy. This is a paid internship position; applicants with strong Arabic-language skills are preferred.

To learn more about the position, please visit:

If you have any questions, please email

Leadership opportunity at the United Nations, World Bank, US Congress, etc. for students of University of Illinois – Chicago

About 1800 young leaders from more than 120 countries participated in the International Young Leaders Assembly (IYLA) last year from throughout the US and the world.

Besides constant interaction with diverse, accomplished colleagues, delegates will have the opportunity to engage with globally significant leaders and institutions, such as the World Bank, U.S Congress, U.S State Department, Embassies, National Constitution Center, and the United Nations.

IYLA 2017
Moral and Innovative Leadership
Washington D.C., Philadelphia & New York August 7-17 Online Application (
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Take a look at 2016 Highlights!
Global Summit at the World Bank
Global Summit at the UN General Assembly Sustained Dialogue Training
Briefing with the UN Chief of Cabinet
Design Thinking Seminar at UPENN
IBM Necessary Leadership Training

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Statement from UN General Assembly President

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Statement from UN Secretary-General,
Ban Ki-moon

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UN Secretary-General’s  Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi

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UN ECOSOC President

Here’s what the participants say:
“IYLA is really amazing! It helped me further develop my leadership skills and has expanded my social circle. I got to interact with people of different race and aspirations.”
–Anna Loraine Uy, Philippines Delegate

“I love that we get to practice what we’ve been learning and studying ourselves as young professionals; being able to say, ‘Okay, let’s test it out on this international stage.”
–Natalie Gray, USA Delegate

“Really powerful feeling to be able to go to Capitol Hill and deliver a speech.”
–Lim Wensi, Singapore Delegate
What about 2015 Participants?

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2017 Boren Awards: Funding for Language Study & Research Abroad

The application for the 2017 Boren Awards is now open at!

Boren Awards fund U.S. undergraduate and graduate language study and research abroad in world regions critical to U.S. national interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East). The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

The Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 for undergraduate students for language-focused study abroad.

The Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 for graduate students to fund language study, graduate-level research, and academic internships abroad.

Webinars on aspects of the Boren Awards, including special regional initiatives and components of the application are scheduled throughout the fall and spring. Sign up today at Additional information on preferred countries, languages, and fields of study can be found at

Applicants are encouraged to contact their Boren Awards campus representatives, listed in a directory on the website, for institution-specific guidance. They may also contact Boren Awards staff directly at 1‑800‑618‑NSEP or

Science and Research Opportunities in India Young Investigators Meeting – Chicago

The Science and Research Opportunities in India (Sci-ROI, organizing committee is pleased to extend an invitation to the Young Investigators Meeting – Chicago (YIM-C, from October 21st- 23rd, 2016. Dr. Ausaf Sayeed, The Hon’ble Consul General of India, Chicago, will be launching the event on Friday, October 21st at the Indian Consulate. The event is co-hosted by the University of Chicago On Saturday, Oct 22nd and Sunday, Oct. 23nd.

Please do not hesitate to email us at if you have any questions.

CLICK HERE for the event schedule.


Global Executive Council Job Fair – Skokie

Skokie Job Fair

Job Opening for Executive Director of the African Philanthropy Forum (APF)


APF is a non-profit organization which inspires, equips and strengthens the work of African philanthropists and social investors who are committed to inclusive and sustainable economic development throughout the African continent. It organizes regional and continent-wide convenings of African philanthropists, offers match-making and capacity support services, and engages with the media to raise the profile of philanthropy in Africa.

APF was incubated by the Global Philanthropy Forum (GPF), based in California from 2014 to 2016, and will establish a formal presence on the African Continent in early 2017 under the leadership of the new Executive Director and reporting to an independent board. It is anticipated that, once established as an independent entity, the APF will serve as the African affiliate of the GPF.

This position will be based in a major African city. The Executive Director will manage a small team of local staff and volunteers and report to a distinguished Board of Directors.
The successful candidate must reside on the Continent (absolutely no exceptions). Apply by Oct. 15th for priority consideration.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Board to develop and implement comprehensive strategies and goals for APF
  • Build and manage a world-class team that will deliver APF’s programs and services
  • Oversee the program design and execution of the 2017 APF Conference in Africa
  • Establish and manage an affiliate relationship with the Global Philanthropy Forum; establish and manage strategic relationships as appropriate with local and international partners, such as relevant social sector organizations, networks of emerging leaders and financial advisory services working with HNWIs in Africa
  • Raise funds to ensure organizational sustainability, develop and manage APF’s budget and ensure transparency and efficient use of the organization’s financial and non-financial resources
  • Serve as a spokesperson for the APF, representing the organization at local and international events
  • Build and manage the APF brand and interface with local and international media
  • Provide regular reports on APF’s progress to board members, funders, supporters and other stakeholders

Personal Qualities:

  • A person of high integrity and moral courage
  • An experienced project manager with experience in leading high performing teams
  • A skilled negotiator and fundraiser, familiar with non-profit fundraising
  • An excellent communicator, both oral and written, capable of engaging local and international partners at a senior level on program and organizational initiatives
  • Flexible multi-tasker with good time management skills
  • Passion for African development and commitment to transforming the Continent

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum of 10 years’ professional work experience with managerial experience
  • Knowledge of the philanthropic sector and philanthropic practices in Africa
  • Proven experience  and/or willingness to work in start-up environments
  • Experience in building organizations, leading agile teams
  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills
  • Experience in program planning and delivery and measurement & evaluation
  • Strong analytical skills and a proven track record of leadership and team coordination
  • Practical knowledge of proposal writing, grant sourcing and donor management


Application Process

Please send your resume and a cover letter as an attachment to  Please include your name and “APF Executive Director” in the subject line. Preference will be given to resumes received by October 15, 2016 but applications will be reviewed until a suitable candidate is found.