Modeled after the highly successful Rotman International Trading Competition (RITC), the European variant illustrates both universities’ commitment to experiential learning and preparing students for the competitive field of finance.


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Organization: The Rotman European Trading Competition (RETC) is a three-day event built with the cooperation between the LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome and the Rotman school of Management at the University of Toronto.

Modeled after the highly successful Rotman International Trading Competition (RITC), the European variant illustrates both universities’ commitment to experiential learning and preparing students for the competitive field of finance.

During the competition, students execute trades on the Rotman Interactive Trader (RIT), a proprietary stock market simulator.

Cases are designed to teach students about different asset-pricing and trading strategies employed in the real market. Simulations are used to create a dynamic world where any possible sequence of events can happen. It’s up to the students to devise a proper trading strategy that considers these possibilities, execute a plan, and generate profits under those conditions.


Open to: European students


When: From August 23rd to August 25th 2018


Where: LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome


Opportunity Description: The third Rotman European Trading Competition (RETC) will be hosted by LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome from August 23rd to August 25th, 2018.

RETC is a two and a half day invitational event that allows teams from schools across Europe to participate in a simulated market.

Its structure is similar to the very successful Rotman International Trading Competition (RITC) held annually in Toronto, where 50 schools from around the world meet and compete in simulated markets.

The primary goal of the competition is to give students the opportunity to apply their classroom knowledge to actual markets.

RETC will provide a forum for students to interact with each other and learn from each others’ experiences and opinions.

Qualifications: A school can send a team that consists of either MSc/MBA students or undergraduate students. Ph.D. students are also allowed.

There are 4 students per team (two boys and two girls), plus an optional faculty advisor.

Currently the registration is limited to one team per school, one for each European Country. Due to logistical constraints, the maximum number of teams is 51.


Application process: It is possible to apply here


Fees: 500 € per team (four students plus an optional faculty advisor)


Useful information: Accommodation costs for RETC 2018, including seven meals (Thursday Dinner, Friday Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner, Saturday Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner), will be fully covered by LUISS. Meals will be served at the university canteen (“mensa”). The Gala Dinner will be held at Villa Blanc.

The registration does also include the free-of-charge sharing of electric cars and assisted-pedal bikes. 

All accommodation arrangements will be made and funded by LUISS. Students will be accommodated in two LUISS residences (here is possible to see the map) from Monday 20th to Monday 27th, August 2018. University faculty and staff will be accommodated in a 4-star hotel in the area immediately surrounding the LUISS campus (here is possible to see the map) from Thursday 23rd to Sunday 26th, August 2018. The name of the residence/hotel will be communicated by email once registered.



Competition contacts


Useful Links:

LUISS Homepage

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MOOCs - Massive Open Online Courses - are free online courses taught by university professors that allow students to get informed through videos and quizzes on current topics. Most courses are in English.

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Organization: These courses are currently offered by the European Committee of the Regions (CoR),  the European Union's (EU) assembly of local and regional representatives that provides sub-national authorities (i.e. regions, counties, provinces, municipalities and cities) with a direct voice within the EU's institutional framework. Established in 1994, the CoR was set up to address two main issues. First, about three quarters of EU legislation is implemented at local or regional level, so local and regional representatives needed to have a say in the development of new EU laws. Second, there were concerns about a widening gap between the public and the process of European integration; involving the elected level of government closest to the citizens was one way of closing the gap. Within the European Union local and regional authorities have lobbied for an increased say in EU affairs. This resulted in the creation by the Maastricht Treaty of the European Committee of the Regions, and provision for member states to be represented in the Council of the EU by ministers from their regional governments.

When: The period of the courses runs from the 15/01/2018 till 14/01/2019 (You can also take part only to the courses and lessons chosen)


Where: online here


Opportunity Description: The CoR is the first EU body that developed and delivered two MOOCs on "Europe's regions, the EU institutions and policy-making" (2015) and "The EU budget and funding for regions and cities" (2016), which reached more than 15,000 participants worldwide. Building on this successful experience, the CoR is launching a third MOOC focusing on "How to make the most of EU resources for regions and cities". The MOOC will provide relevant information on present and future EU policies and programmes, as well as practical tools and examples of available funding opportunities at regional and local level.

The course will be available on Iversity, an online learning platform, and will include videos, factsheets, infographics and web-streamed live debates with Q&A from the course participants. Moreover, course followers will be able to interact via their learning journals in the course platform. During the first six weeks of the course (15 January-23 February 2018), followers will focus on one specific theme per week and will evaluate their learning progress via assignments and a weekly quiz. Studying time will be about 1.5 hours per week. The course material will remain online for one year, so that after the first six weeks learners can work through the course material in their own pace. The course is co-created with several Directorates-General of the European Commission – Regional and Urban Policy; Budget; Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion; Agriculture and Rural development; Eurostat – as well as the European Investment Bank, Interreg Europe and URBACT. The course is free of charge, open to anyone interested in EU and regional and local affairs, and accessible on all devices.

Qualifications: This course is for everybody interested in the EU and its regional and local affairs, particularly for officials of regional and local administrations involved in EU affairs. It also targets students, teachers, local journalists and citizens in general. The only requirement is to have a good knowledge of English and of the European Union


Application process: It is possible to register here

Fees: free



Organizer: European Committee of the Regions

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Useful Links:

Link to the offer

European Committee of the Regions Homepage

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The Permanent Court of Arbitration is offering an internship for legal training in public and private international law. What are you waiting for!? Apply now!


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Organization/Company: Established in 1899 to facilitate arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution between states, the PCA has developed into a modern, multi-faceted arbitral institution that is now perfectly situated at the juncture between public and private international law to meet the rapidly evolving dispute resolution needs of the international community.

The PCA is an intergovernmental organization dedicated to serving the international community in the field of dispute resolution. It recruits and employs staff based on the highest standards of competence, integrity, and efficiency.


Duty Station: The Hague, Netherlands


Open to: Recently graduated law school with top marks. However, applications are also accepted from law students who are entering their final year of law school, as well as recent graduates who have some professional experience or are engaging in advanced law studies.


Timeframe: PCA Internships last for three months and start at the beginning of January, April, July, and October. PCA-ICCA internships also last for three months, starting in January, April, and October.   



- 1 September for Term 1, Jan-Mar

- 1 December for Term 2, Apr-Jun

- 1 March for Term 3, Jul-Sept

- 1 June for Term 4, Oct-Dec


Description: Internships are offered by the PCA to law students and recent graduates who wish to gain experience at an international arbitration institution. Internships offer a balance of legal and administrative assignments, allowing interns to gain insight into both the legal and practical aspects of international arbitration.

In addition to internships with the PCA’s International Bureau, the PCA also offers an internship in association with the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA). PCA-ICCA interns will undertake legal research, legal editing and organizational tasks, including work on ICCA publications, ICCA outreach projects (such as ICCA’s work worldwide on harmonization in the implementation of the 1958 New York Convention) and Young ICCA seminars and projects. PCA-ICCA interns do not engage in arbitration case work conducted under the auspices of the PCA.



- Successful internship candidates are usually those who have recently graduated law school with top marks. However, applications are also accepted from law students who are entering their final year of law school, as well as recent graduates who have some professional experience or are engaging in advanced law studies

- Fluency in either French or English is essential. Additional language skills are a strong advantage, especially Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish

- Candidates need not have a specialization in international dispute resolution or public international law, but should at least have demonstrated an interest in these fields


Required documents:

- A carefully written cover letter that indicates how you expect to benefit from the program, how you can contribute to the PCA and a brief description of areas of interest and knowledge of law

- A curriculum vitae

- A letter of recommendation from a professor or senior professional

- Copies of academic transcripts (scans or photos are sufficient)

- Proof of proficiency in English or French (for non-native speakers).


How to apply: Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. indicating the desired start date in the subject line and attaching a single PDF comprising an application package with the above-mentioned documents.


Useful Information: Internships are self-funded. An intern must have adequate financial resources and health insurance for the term to be eligible.

If you are selected and you require a travel visa to take up the internship, the PCA will provide documentation in support of your application.

Although interns are not formally considered staff members of the PCA, they participate in the PCA’s activities as members of the International Bureau.


Useful links:

Link to the offer

PCA website


Contact information:

Permanent Court of Arbitration

Peace Palace

Carnegieplein 2

2517 KJ The Hague

The Netherlands

T: +31 70 302 4165

F: +31 70 302 4167

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AER is looking for an intern to work in the Secretary General’s office and enhance your knowledge


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Organization: On 15 June 1985, at Louvain-la-Neuve, 47 Regions and 9 interregional organisations founded the Council of the Regions of Europe (CRE), which would later become the Assembly of European Regions in November 1987 at the second General meeting of the Regions of Europe in Brussels. In the year 1985 AER launched its first programme, Eurodyssey, designed to promote and encourage youth mobility. The creation of the Committee of the Regions (CoR) in 1994 and the Chamber of the Regions in the framework of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe (CLRAE) in 1994, exemplified a victory for AER in advocating for the regions in Europe. In 1995, AER launched a campaign to promote regionalism in Europe. As a result, 300 AER members adopted in 1996 the Declaration on Regionalism in Europe immediately initializing a reference document for new and developing regions. Now the Assembly of European Regions (AER) is the largest independent network of regions in wider Europe. Bringing together more than 200 regions from 35 countries and 16 interregional organizations, AER is the political voice of its members and a forum for interregional co-operation. The present President is Magnus Berntsson from Västra Götaland (Sweden).


Duty station: Strasbourg, France


Deadline: February 20


Duration:  3 to 6 months


Target group: Students who meet the requirements


Description:  As part of the AER team you will deal with some daily organizational work required in the office of the AER Secretary General but also with public policy work. The main tasks asked will be:

– background research on policy matters

– translation and drafting of briefings, news articles

– help in the liaison with members

– help in the animation of 2 AER programmes : the Youth Regional Network and the Summer Academy


Requirements:  The ideal candidate will have a general understanding of European policies, an interest in political matters and a strong capacity in organization with the aptitude to work in a multinational team. The AER working language is English. A proficient, ideally mother tongue level of English is required. Mastering another European language would be an asset especially Spanish or German


Wage: remunerated


Application process: please send an email to Johanna Pacevicius at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in which you intro­duce your­self, together with your CV in English and a short motivation letter


Useful information: For all internships within the AER, a contract must be signed by the AER and the student’s home University/School/Institute. Please note that this is compulsory. The internship is remunerated according to the legal requirements but the student meets his/her travel and living costs


Useful links:


AER Homepage


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If you are a graduate or an undergraduate student looking to experiment with real business in a multinational company, apply now, Coca Cola is waiting for you!


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Organization: Coca Cola Company is the largest beverage company in the world, refreshing consumers with more than 500 brands and nearly 3,900 beverage choices. John S. Pemberton conceived his drink recipe in 1886, his associate and accountant Frank M. Robinson named the name "Coca-Cola®" thinking that "the two C would be good together in advertising."
The drink has its name in the fact that in its recipe are used, among other substances, extracts from cola nuts and extracted from the leaves of the coca plant, the latter private of toxic substances. In 1927 Coca-Cola was also imported to Italy. In 1960 the first Coca-Cola appeared in cans, while in 1980 was also the one in PET bottle. Drink is available in most of the world's dining venues and is the beverage for excellence in fast food. The brand has been repeatedly referred to by numerous researches as the world's best known. The biggest rival of Coca-Cola is Pepsi, but there are many imitations.


Duty Station: not specificate


Open To: graduate and undergraduate students


Deadline: open


Job description: Being a trainee means getting involved in day-to-day business management. As an intern, you will get exposure to real projects and challenges in a lively environment and you will have the opportunity to experience a real experience. The trainee will work with the brightest and most prominent players in the industry and will be a member of the world's most recognized workforce. The Coca Cola Company provides two types of internships:
- internships for undergraduates: trainees are looking for an assortment of functions and can gain practical experience with the leading beverage company in the world
- trainees for graduates: graduate trainees must contribute to the success of the Coca-Cola Company through innovative ideas and the creation of acquired values both during studies and previous work experience. New graduates often possess innovative knowledge, enabling them to be the pioneers of the company. Based on a successful performance and the needs of this business, few interns can have the opportunity to become full-time Coca-Cola employees.
Through this internship the selected candidate will be able to:
- gaining an important experience in this field
- Build together a challenging and rewarding experience
- work and learn from business experts
- develop your own style.


Qualifications: opportunities vary from country to country. In some locations, the internships are aimed at university students and, in others, graduates and young people with the right work experience.


Wage/Fees: not specificated


Application process: to apply for one of the offers of Coca Cola Company you have to go to the following link, choose between North America, Eurasia and Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Pacific. Once you have chosen your destination you can apply for one of the available places by following the steps below:
- Identify the best job for you
- complete your online registration or signing in
- upload and enter your CV
- Click the Send button to complete the submission process.


Useful links:

vacancy page

Coca Cola Company


Contact information:

Coca-Cola Company

PO Box 1734

Atlanta, GA 30301, USA

Tel: 800.438.2653

email: filling the form


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A small number of short-term unpaid internships are available throughout the year


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Organization: The Centre for Independent Studies (CIS) is an Australian libertarian think tank. The Centre for Independent Studies seeks to create a better Australian society through ideas, research and advocacy that support individual liberty and responsibility, free enterprise, the rule of law and limited, democratic government. The CIS is endowed by donations, membership subscriptions, and book and event sales.


Duty station: Sydney, Australia


Deadline: not specified


Timeframe: not specified


Description: A small number of short-term unpaid internships are available throughout the year. Those who would like to be considered for a position during 2017 should send CV and a cover letter and will be added to the waiting list and contacted when a position becomes available.


Requirements: Interns are selected on three main criteria:

-That the intern is studying in a field that CIS has a research interest in or that they are prepared to be involved in the project offered which may not be directly research oriented.

-That a mentor within the CIS is available to work with the intern. It has been found that the experience is less than satisfactory on both sides if there isn’t a real project to be worked on and real support for the intern.

-That interns are available to work at office at 131 Macquarie St Sydney


Wage: unpaid


Application process: Please send CV and a cover letter explaining why you would like to intern at the CIS. They would also like to know candidate’s availability.

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International Career Festival is an incredible opportunity for young students interested in the world of international affairs. But this is only possible by staff working behind the scenes, not just during the days of the festival but before it happens.

The preparation of the festival starts in July, when the association “Giovani nel mondo” selects both ex participants of previous editions and new forces using networks, advertisements and encouraging people to spread the voice.

In order to train the staff, the association organizes workshops and training sessions in September in which they explain everything about the festival, how it works, what they will have to do. Tutors are the first and substantial contact with the participants, bringing them to the event by emails with instructions and steps to follow. In the event, they are responsible for sharing information about which tasks should participants fulfil.

The staff gives information about what is happening in the games, informs the others about extra events and takes care of the accomodation.

Organizing events is not always a simply task, sometimes it requires great decisional skills, since there could be many things to cope with. The International Carreers Festival would not be possible without the planning of directors of 2017 games and staff, who helped to build the event as a hole. 

The most important projects among which you can choose are: Rome MUN (the largest diplomatic simulation of the United Nations), Rome Business Game (dedicated to the business world, international markets, marketing and business management) , Rome Press Game (dedicated to the international world of  journalism).

Determination, willpower and commitment are essential ingredients to achieve one’s goals.

An example of how it is possible to make a dream come true is represented by Eleonora Mantovani, program director of the Rome Press Game 2017. Rome Press Game is the first world simulation of a newsroom, on different levels (Radio, Web and Television). When she was only 25, after several experiences in journalism and collaborations with many online newspapers, she was chosen to cover this role, which entails high responsibilities.

“I tried, with the supervision of the president of “Giovani nel Mondo” association Daniela Conte, to make the Press Game the heart of the International Careers Festival, the voice of the Festival, thanks to the work of 85 participants. With regards to the organization, it is difficult to be able to create dynamic and multicultural teams, and not to distinguish people according to their nationality, so as to allow all of them to experiment with the three levels of radio, TV and writing. It has also been challenging to find skilled tutors.

“Tutors have been excellent in their work and they worked in a professional way”.
Team 1 was coached by the young journalist, Arianna Alessi, graduated in Communication, passionate about semiotics and symbols. She published articles related to fashion and contemporary art. In the last year Arianna ghostwrote for Huffington Post and collaborated with the press office of the 16th Art Quadriennal of Rome.

The aim of the Rome Press Game is to let people understand their aspirations and skills. Eleonora Mantovani’s main suggestion was to work better and better, to not be discouraged, and to send the curriculum, as she did. She accepted the challenge: chairing the press game and go on with her academic career at the same time. Her work has been recognized.

“There will always be people who will criticize you, many obstacles, but it is important to be determined to face our challenges better and better.”


Emilia Mazzullo


The International Careers Festival 2017 in Rome concentrated, for instance, on press, business, UN, etc., and bringing multicultural, educated, creative and enthusiastic young people together from many parts of the world, almost comes to its end. However, we tried to find out their opinion about the Festival right inside the UNINT, while they were walking around in the corridors of the University, or drinking coffee in the cafeteria. Despite the classes of the Roman University were closed, many students purposely attended the building for having the chance to visit stands of several international organizations in cooperation or social field in order to get information about job and study opportunities, but also to meet new people coming from different countries who have different language background.

Although, the best way to understand UNINT students’ impression and feeling about the festival was to ask Sara and Federico.


“It’s all about a world without borders, where everyone gets the same chances. That’s what the festival means to me. Students coming from all over the world remind

me the genuine beauty of one world’s utopia,” – says Sara, a student at the third year of the Law Faculty of the UNINT.

Federico, instead, seemed to be more concrete about the values of this brief international experience. “In my personal opinion as an economy student at the same University, the festival and his participants show the unfair competition among Italians and foreign students in the job market. We luck some important skills such as team leading, problem solving, time management, naturally related to foreign students’ mindset and high demanded by companies. Plus, foreign students normally have multi-language abilities, while in Italy we still need to work on language flexibility. Indeed, the main problem of Italian workers abroad is the lucking effective communication that they do not learn during the studies,” – he adds.

Through the eyes of Italian students is possible to report feedbacks of this event, most of the students is thinking about of being a future participant as evidence of festival’s ability to attract people thanks its innovative programmes.


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Who is the ideal student of the 21st century?

Professor Milioto’s opinion on what a student needs to build an international profile

In the course of the International Careers Festival in the University of International Studies in Rome on March 13th 2017 we had the opportunity to meet professor Beniamino Milioto, who teaches Economy of Globalization and Fashion and Design Management for the International Business Management Master’s Degree. He is especially focused on opening markets of luxury goods in emerging countries. Indeed, he has been carrying out research into South East Asian countries and developing countries in general.

His international expertise proved to be useful in explaining to us what the profile of the 21st century student should be: multilingual, and, above all, capable of facing different courses and different skills. The new student should be versatile and able to challenge himself with no fear. In this sense, he stressed the importance of internships to boost an international career.

To this end, he promoted UNINT, by saying that students end up sharing their experience with people from China, India, Nigeria and other students from all over the world. He stressed that UNINT sets high expectations for students willing to work in an international environment, underlining that 85% of UNINT students find a job in the first year after their Master’s Degree.

            Alessia Maselli


Rome. Minister Francesca Tardioli was the first guest speaker at the opening ceremony of the Rome International Careers Festival. She is in charge of the Foreign Affairs Department in Rome.
Minister Tardioli gave a speech regarding job opportunities for the students within the diplomatic field as well as expressing her personal ideas and insights about a career in this sector. She expressed her joy seeing so many young people and encouraged them to start to act and be committed to your aspirations as soon as possible. "Listen to yourself", was her piece of advice. Students need to follow their passions and dreams, focus on themselves and choose their academic path accordingly. Above all they have to take advantage of what university can offer by learning to adapt to new and multicultural challenges and realities.
She talked about internships and open positions within the department of Foreign Affairs highlighting that an equal opportunity is given to all and everyone there is entitled to the same rights. An intern position typically lasts three months and a basic salary is provided. Interns can take part to different initiatives, attend international conferences and events as well as organising them. It is a chance to show them the tasks and responsibilities a diplomatic has to carry out.
Are you the right person to fit into this field? - According to the Minister, this can be your future career if you believe in dialogue and negotiation to achieve goals and you stand for diplomacy as a rule-based organisations.
More information about internships and job opportunities can be found at

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