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Monday, 17 October 2022

Western Union Foundation Fellowship (Fully Funded Training Plus Seed Funding) Apply Now

Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation

Watson Western Union Foundation Fellowship 2022 for next-generation entrepreneurs & community leaders ($25,000 in seed funding).

Are you an entrepreneur or community leader?
Would you like to connect and learn with visioneers like you?
Do you need seed funds & paid training to actualize or upscale your vision?
Then this Fellowship opportunity is for you.

About the Program

The Western Union Foundation and Watson Institute are accepting applications for a fully-funded Fellowship program for next-generation entrepreneurs and community leaders who are from and working with highly marginalized, refugee, and forcibly displaced communities around the globe.

Deadline: November 15

Program Structure

This 16-week-long program is designed to equip these next-generation entrepreneurs and leaders with the skills and experience to increase access to economic opportunity, integrate into their communities, succeed in the evolving nature of work, and transform their communities. Western Union Fellows will have the chance to earn seed funding.

This program offers virtual and in-person components that allow fellows to take advantage of the global cohort while also focusing on creating local impact within their communities. Virtual Programming includes Master Courses, Workshops, Weekly Check-Ins/ In-Person Programming including FellowLed Basecamps and a Fellow-Led Meetup.


$25,000 in seed funding will be distributed among the Western Union Foundation Fellows based on progress and impact throughout the Fellowship.

Selection Process and Eligibility

  • The Western Union Foundation Fellowship is for next-generation highly promising entrepreneurs and community leaders who are from and working with highly marginalized, refugee, and forcibly displaced communities around the globe.
  • Ideal applicants will join with relevant social impact and leadership experiences with proven experience in building community development projects within these communities.
  • Fellows must be able to commit to being part of the 16week program from January 17th to May 5th, 2023. There is a 2-week intensive (20-25 hours per week) followed by a 14-weeks of weekly programming (5-8 hours per week). Fellows will be given a stipend and spend an additional 80-100 hours implementing a 3-day intensive program called Basecamp.
  • They are looking for applicants from the following countries:
• Mexico

• Kenya 

• Austria 

• Brazil 

• Canada 

• Colombia 

• Costa Rica 

• Ethiopia 

• France 

• Germany 

• India 

• Italy

• Jordan 

• Lebanon 

• Nigeria (They can accept Nigerians who are working with the highly marginalized, refugee, and immigrant populations.

• United Arab Emirates 

• Pakistan 

• Peru 

• Philippines 

• Saudi Arabia

• Turkey

• Uganda

• United Kingdom 

• United States 

• Afghanistan and Afghan Refugees


1. Complete the online application: The online application contains 5 short essay questions
2. Your application will be reviewed: Applications will be reviewed within 2-weeks
of submission. Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. The final
application deadline is November 15th.

3. You will be invited to an interview: Applicants moving forward in the process will be invited to a 20-minute Zoom interview.

4. Enrollment process: We will send out final admission decisions and enrollment agreement within 2-weeks of the interview.

Start Your Application.

Monday, 3 October 2022


Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation

Deadline: December 31, 2022

The United People Global Sustainability Leadership Program 2023 (fully-funded training in the US) is now accepting applications for participants. It is the most comprehensive sustainability leadership program available for young adults, 18-35 years old, who want to make the world a better place through their actions.

UPG is a movement based on the commitment to solve problems with what we have, rather than waiting for someone else to step in. Essentially, it is a movement that asserts that everyone can contribute to a more sustainable world. 

UPG believes sustainability includes BOTH the usual "green" issues such as planting trees, recycling waste, managing energy, and protecting the oceans. The other problems that have been at the heart of our societies for many years, such as education, health, employment, gender equality, sustainable consumption, and sustainable production.

Selection Criteria:

UPG is looking for young, determined people from all different paths of life and regions of the world. From well-experienced professionals to freshly graduated students. The selection process considers four factors:

  • Your Profile - this helps us to strive for diversity

  • Your Motivation - they select the most motivated

  • Your Capabilities and

  • The Potential for Impact


  • This program is open to young leaders who are 18 to 35 years old by October 1, 2023. For the duration of the training and experiences, all participants need to be within this age group.

  • In addition to a strong desire to become Sustainability Leader, you also possess strong capabilities, as well as initial ideas you can implement.


  • A free online training course will be offered to all 500 participants
  • Certified as PG Sustainability Leaders upon completion.
  • Training materials, accommodation, subsistence, local transportation, and international flights ( a round-trip flight from the participant's hometown to the US) for the one-week immersion  program


Applications must be completed online; applications that are mailed, faxed, or emailed to UPG will

not be accepted. Click here to apply

For more information, visit UPG Sustainability Leadership.

Monday, 19 September 2022

APPLY For The 2022 World Trade Organization (WTO) Postgraduate Internship Program

Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation


Internship Summary

  • Host: World Trade Organization (WTO)
  • Category: Internships
  • Eligible Countries: All Developing Countries
  • Reward: $60 daily allowance | Training | Mentorship | Medical health insurance
  • Deadline: Not Specified

Internship Details:

  • Assignments given to interns are intended to enhance the individual’s understanding of the WTO and of trade policy more generally.
  • Internships include opportunities in other specialist areas, such as finance, human resources, language services, IT and communications.

The division to which the intern is assigned determines the precise nature of the work to be undertaken.

The following are the areas of work:

  • Trade law
  • Economics
  • Statistics
  • Trade policy
  • Languages
  • Administration (procurement, finance, human resources)
  • Information, communication and external relations
  • Information management

Internship Requirements:

To be considered for the WTO Internship, you must:

  • Be a national of a WTO member state or a country or customs territory engaged in accession negotiations
  • Have completed his/her undergraduate studies in a relevant discipline and have completed at least one year of his/her postgraduate studies
  • Be at least 21 years old and a maximum of 30 years old during the internship.

Internship Duration and Reward

  • The WTO Internship will run for up to a maximum of six months
  • Interns receive a daily allowance of (over $60) CHF 60 (including week-ends and official holidays falling within the selected period)
  • Medical health insurance coverage

Required Documents

To apply, candidates must be ready to submit the following documents;

  • Application Form to be completed online
  • Statement of Purpose
  • CV/Resume
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Passport
  • Academic transcript

Method of Application

Candidates should submit their applications through this link.

The granting of an internship does not entail the right to a vacancy in another part of the Secretariat. 

Interns may nevertheless apply for any external vacancies.

Monday, 18 April 2022

NerdzFactory NYSC Internship Program 2022

Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation

The internship program is looking to identify some of Nigeria’s brightest young minds and transform them into leaders in the technology, human capital, and social space.

Interns will work with the organization as their selected PPAs while taking on interesting projects and learning more about the world of work. NerdzFactory Outstanding interns stand a chance to be retained after their service year.

Areas of NerdzFactory Internship

  1. Human Resources: Will have the opportunity to manage people, shape the culture of the organization culture, manage performance and manage talent for the organization. From drafting employment contracts to reviewing company policy to leading town hall meetings. You will have the opportunity to grow the people operations of the business.
  2. Marketing & Business Development: Will have the opportunity to grow the market share and revenue of the company. From drafting proposals to talking to prospective customers, to reaching out to potential clients and partners, you will have the opportunity to contribute to a growing
  3. Technology & Business Operations: Will have the opportunity to leverage technology in driving business growth as well as driving the day to day operations of the business.
  4. Project Management: Will have the opportunity to manage some of the most interesting human capital development projects in the country. From designing project plans to meeting with stakeholders to designing project reports, you will have the opportunity to own and deliver projects.

NerdzFactory Internship Eligibility

  • Open to Nigerians between 18 and 30 years;
  • Be a recent member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC);
  • Should be posted or redeployed to Lagos;
  • Be in search of a Place of Primary Assignment;
  • Interested in technology;
  • Possess a laptop;
  • Have previous internship experience (At least 1 month);
  • Monthly NYSC Clearance.

NerdzFactory Internship Benefits

  • Competitive stipend
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Health Insurance
  • Movie tickets

How to Apply for NerdzFactory Internship

Interested candidates who meet the criteria listed above should visit the link below: