The International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) Young Professionals Group (YPG) calls on young professionals and students from around the world to create a blog post exploring how COVID-19 exposed fragilities and strengths of waste management worldwide. Take part to win the publication at Waste Management World Magazine and win a yearly ISWA membership. Apply for the ISWA YPG Blog Writing Competition 2020.
The theme of this year’s competition, ‘Impacts and opportunities from COVID-19’, is a challenge for all of us to join the ongoing discussion aimed at improving waste and resource management – minimize waste generation, improve resilience and unveil the excellence of the ground workforce.
Bloggers are challenged to envision how individuals, communities, waste management companies, municipalities and government can increase the resilience of the waste sector and share best practices.
Entries should be original, engaging, passionate, and no longer than 600 words. Participants can increase their chances of winning by promoting their posts on social media, as the resonance of blogs will be considered by the judges.
Deadline: October 2, 2020
The online internship is voluntary and unpaid.
- First-hand experience of the work of the GSC.
- EU knowledge – insight into the processes and policies of the EU institutions.
- An opportunity to contribute to the Council’s day-to-day business.
- The chance to work in a multicultural, multilingual and multi-ethnic environment.
- An opportunity to share your fresh point of view and the knowledge you have acquired during your studies.
- Preparing meetings and drafting minutes
- Attending meetings of Council preparatory bodies and Coreper (Committee of the Permanent Representatives of the Governments of the member states to the EU)
- Researching on a particular project
- Translating documents
- Compiling documentation, writing reports
Deadline: 12 pm CET, 28 September 2020
- Solidarity Projects
- Volunteering Projects
- Traineeships and Jobs
Interested groups of 10 or more young people can participate in a volunteering experience for a period between 2 weeks and 2 months.
Submission deadline for organisations and employers to apply for any of the above solidarity activities is 1st October 2020 by 12pm (CET).
The Young Professionals Programme (YPP) is a recruitment initiative for talented, highly qualified professionals to start a career as an international civil servant with the United Nations Secretariat. It consists of an entrance examination and professional development programmes once successful candidates start their career with the UN. It is a two years internship for young professionals under UN Young Professionals Programme.
Application Deadline: October 31, 2020
The Mental-health Trust is inviting all the youth of today to enter into this United Nations Sustainable Development Goal Challenge competition. The Short-Story Writing Competition aims to challenge the youth to express their views, using creative forms such as comics, blurbs, short stories, poetry, etc.
Theme: Lockdown Covid19, Ctrl-Alt-Del
Deadline: October 20, 2020
The UNICEF Youth Mediathon is an online event that will give you the opportunity to improve your skills as a content creator, connect with other creatives, and develop content about the issues affecting young people today. Hosted on October 23 and 24, this two-day Mediathon will involve young creators from around the world, who will work in online groups of 4-6 to execute one project per team – be it a podcast, a video series on social media, a suite of blogs, a comic strip, or a photo essay.
Application Deadline: September 16, 2020