FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
http://www.comminit.com/en/funding.html

Justice Initiative Fellows Program at Central European University
Announcing a 2-year programme of study and practical work experience intending to support and further develop a network of 10 lawyers and activists working on human rights-related issues internationally.
Deadline: January 25 2010
http://www.comminit.com/en/node/13895/348


Nieman Fellowships in Global Health Reporting

Awarding 2 Nieman Fellowships in Global Health Reporting for the academic year, one to a US citizen and one to a non-US citizen. The fellows will spend one academic year at Harvard University in the US, followed by 3-4 months of field work in a developing country.
Deadline: January 31 2010
http://www.comminit.com/en/node/266302/2754

Fellows Program in Population Policy Communications
Accepting applications from doctoral-level students from developing countries who are in their 3rd, 4th, or 5th year of studies in family planning and/or reproductive health at academic institutions in the US or Canada.
Deadline: February 4 2010
http://www.comminit.com/en/node/267230


Stop TB Partnership’s Challenge Facility for Civil Society

Inviting applications from grassroots civil society organisations (CSOs) that seek to help shape policy at local levels by giving a voice to people living with tuberculosis (TB) and those involved in its prevention, treatment, and care.
Deadline: February 10 2010
http://www.comminit.com/en/node/307920/347

Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism
Providing stipends to journalists to study topics related to mental health or mental illnesses.
Deadline: April 19 2010
http://www.comminit.com/en/node/265474/2754


Atlas Service Corps Fellowship

Seeking mid-career non-profit (non-governmental [NGO] or citizen sector) leaders in developing countries and the US to apply for a 12- to 18-month overseas fellowship.
Deadline: May 1 2010
http://www.comminit.com/en/node/267935

All Roads Seed Grant Program
Providing a platform for indigenous and underrepresented minority-culture storytellers around the world to showcase their works in order to promote knowledge, dialogue, and understanding with a broader, global audience.
Deadline: Rolling deadline
http://www.comminit.com/en/node/284500


Humphrey Fellowship Program: Journalism Fellowships

Offering a 10-month stay at a journalism college in the US to study journalism and undertake professional affiliations at US news organisations. Applicants should have a minimum of 5 years of substantial professional experience, limited or no experience in the US, and demonstrated leadership qualities and commitment to their communities.
Deadline: Varies by country
http://www.comminit.com/en/node/147205/2754

The IJP Journalists’ Bursaries
Inviting applications for participation in an exchange of German journalists with international colleagues. For every German journalist taking part in a programme abroad, a foreign colleague will have the opportunity to work in a German media organisation. Where requested by media organisations or bursary sponsors, participants can also initiate a direct exchange.
Deadline: Varies by programme
http://www.comminit.com/en/node/306525/2754

International Service for Human Rights Internships
Seeking interns to observe and learn about both the United Nations (UN) human rights system and the international human rights non-governmental community through full- and part-time internships from 3-6 months at the Geneva, Switzerland, Office of the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR).
Deadline: Varies by internship
http://www.comminit.com/en/node/297464/348


Ford Foundation International Fellowships Programme

Providing opportunities for advanced study to individuals from any one of 22 countries who will use this education to become leaders in their respective fields, furthering development in their own countries and greater economic and social justice worldwide. The fellowship provides support for up to 3 years of formal graduate-level study leading to a masters or doctoral degree.
Deadline: Varies by country
http://www.comminit.com/en/node/147050/348

African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) Small Grants Programme (SGP)
Supporting small, community/rural-based grassroots women’s groups in Ghana, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Nigeria. The SGP also supports emerging or emergency issues.
Deadline: Rolling deadline
http://www.comminit.com/en/node/267128/38

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Business Development Intern, Cape Town, South Africa (volunteer -stipend may be negotiable)

Based in Cape Town, heart social investments (HSI) is introducing a suite of social investment options that will provide Investors with multiple ways of funding sustainable solutions to Africa’s social and environmental problems. HSI’s portfolio will allow investors to allocate capital to impactful investments in the form of debt, equity, and grants.

By partnering with HSI, Investors will have the unique ability to invest into sustainable strategies for tackling the pressing issues our society currently faces. These Social Enterprises are innovative, market driven solutions to social, environmental, and economic problems in the community. These businesses, given their social orientation and start-up status, cannot typically access funds through traditional channels in order to finance their operations. With this challenge in mind, HSI and its investors are able to provide vital funding to such social enterprises by offering affordable financing in the form of business development loans.

In conjunction with the loan funding, the social enterprises in HSI’s investment portfolio will be further supported by business development consulting services from heart’s Incubator (a section 21 organisation). The Incubator offers social entrepreneurs business development support in the form of process methodology, consulting services, mentorship, infrastructure, training, operational support and governance through various phases of development. This combination of affordable financing and powerful management consulting services will give social entrepreneurs the resources they need to be successful.

Opportunity:
HSI is currently developing its business platform and is still in a startup stage with amazing potential for growth. We need intelligent, strategic, and resourceful interns to help us build our business. We need interns who can step in and help support the team with the following areas:

developing & implementing investment management systems:
Fund accounting
Investor relations
Performance reporting
web based investor portal

Sales & marketing:
Brand management
Fund development
Event coordination

Business strategy support:
Oganisational procedures/protocols audits
Internal resource management
Maximizing networking opportunities
Stakeholder relations

contact:
Sean Kane
head of business strategy & development
heart social investments
http://www.heartglobal.org

tel +27 (21) 442 9600
direct line +27 (21) 442 9634
cell +27 (78) 701 3967
fax +27 (21) 447 9371
email sean@heartglobal.org

VillageReach Summer Intern

Program Filed Under: youth health rural development

Social Business Intern, Seattle, Washington, USA.

Deadline for Application: April 24, 2009.

VillageReach is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation whose mission is to to save lives and improve well being in developing countries by increasing last-mile access to healthcare and investing in social businesses that address gaps in health and community infrastructure. Since its establishment in 2000, VillageReach has worked with public health systems and global health organizations in Mozambique and Malawi to strengthen logistics, management and services at rural health centers. For more information visit: http://www.villagereach.org. Summer Intern Program: Social Business: Strategy and Market Research for developing Social; Businesses that Support Health Systems and Development Internship Description The summer intern social business position provides highly relevant experience in developing a strategy for identifying, vetting, and starting social businesses that support health systems in developing countries. The position is ideal for a creative individual interested in social entrepreneurship, social businesses, and global health and development issues from a practitioner’s perspective. Job responsibilities include: researching investment strategies and methodologies of venture capital, private equity, and other investment institutions; developing a process manual or methodology for investing; and researching specific investment opportunities. Qualifications o Graduate-level student or recent graduate in business o Experience in venture capital, private equity, or new business development in communications, transport, or energy companies o Experience or familiarity with health or other NGO projects o Familiarity with the developing world, preferably in a professional context o Skilled writer and researcher Commitment This is a full-time 8-10 week (40 hrs./week) summer internship based at VillageReach headquarters in Seattle, Washington, USA. The internship is designed for the summer months of June-August, but there is flexibility for the exact starting and ending dates. The position provides $3,000 to support living expenses To Apply Send resume and cover letter to: Info@villagereach.org. Deadline for Application: April 24, 2009.