Opportunities This Week: Toyota Design Competition and More


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Hope your week is off to a great start.

You have golden opportunities waiting for you on Opportunities This Week. Please feel free to browse through and apply for where necessary.

GreenMatch Sustainability Scholarship of £1000

Applications for the GreenMatch Sustainability Scholarship of £1000 are now open.

GreenMatch provides renewable energy solutions for homeowners in the UK. Their services aim to facilitate the research process of thousands of customers by connecting them with relevant companies in the industry. They highlight and promote the use of clean energy with the goal of engaging more homes and families in sustainability.

Being firm believers in green living, they always work on finding new ways to promote this and to encourage a more eco-friendly lifestyle.

In doing so, and with the purpose of bringing the aspect of sustainability to the life of a student, they would like to award a student with a scholarship of £1000 for a successful application of green ideas in their daily life.

GreenMatch is a comprehensive guide designed to help you navigate the transition to renewable energy. They care about the environment and believe that everyone has a part to play in making the UK a little greener—one house at a time.

GreenMatch strives to engage more homes and families in sustainability which is why they promote the use of clean energy wherever possible and provide you with all the necessary information to make the switch even easier.

Some of their products include solar panels, all types of boilers, heat pumps and uPVC doors and windows. If you are a green enthusiast too, do take a look at the huge collection of articles on our recognised business blog. At GreenMatch they constantly strive to keep you well informed on all green energy products and news, so that you can make the best decisions for your sustainable home.


Financial help and motivation to proceed with an eco-friendly lifestyle

A scholarship of £1000 will be given to a student.


Applicants are required to submit the following documents along with their application:

Participants must provide proof that they are either currently enrolled or have been accepted at an accredited university in 2019.

An essay describing the actions they have taken to transform their lifestyle.

Any material (documents, pictures, etc), that can support your essay will add value to your application.

Applicants are required to indicate their acceptance through the consent form (available on the website) and send it along with their application.

Eligible Regions: Open for All

Application Deadline: October 30, 2019

Visit their official website here for more information.

2019 Money Trail Grants for African, Asian and European Journalists

In Money Trail, Journalismfund.eu offers working grants for mixed teams of African, Asian and European journalists to investigate cross-border illicit financial flows, tax abuse and corruption in Africa, Asia and Europe.

Grants are awarded to journalists solely by Journalismfund.eu, with no input or oversight at any stage from the consortium as a whole. This working grants project is part of a larger Money Trail project.

Journalismfund.eu (formerly known as Fonds Pascal Decroos voor Bijzondere Journalistiek) is an independent non‐profit organisation established in 1998 with the purpose of stimulating in-depth cross-border journalism in Europe.

Journalismfund.eu is dedicated to advancing independent and in-depth journalism across Europe that ultimately serves the public interest furthers accountability as well as transparency and contributes to critical thinking and well-informed debate.

They administer grants to foster exemplary in-depth journalism throughout Europe and to promote journalistic innovation.  Journalismfund.eu’s flexible grants programmes enable journalists to produce relevant public interest stories with a European mindset from international, national, and regional perspectives.

Location: Online


Funding from a pool of 50,000 Euro will be given.


In order to be eligible for application, the teams have to ensure that their story will be published in at least two continents.

Therefore, during the application procedure, they will be asked to upload letters of intent for publication from media organizations in at least two continents.

Only intercontinental journalist teams consisting of at least one African, one Asian and/or one European journalist are eligible to apply. Each team must consist of journalists from at least two continents.

Eligible Regions: Africa, Asia, Europe

Deadline: December 16 2019

For more information and registration visit there official website here

Toyota Logistic Design Competition 2020 (Win Prizes from €10,000 Pool)

Just working out how many pairs of socks you need when you’re off to the Seychelles, Milan or Timbuktu is a struggle in itself. The transfers also take it out of you. Be it trekking for miles at Frankfurt or misreading signs at Tokyo’s Narita airport.

At long last you’re at the conveyor, waiting for that precious bag. Suitcase after suitcase rolls up, people yank them off the belt, but yours is nowhere to be seen. Damnation.

Maybe you feel you’d want to do something about this. Not just to rescue your own bag, but to improve or perhaps even change the whole system of baggage handling. Statistics reveal that 21.6 million bags were, as they put it, mishandled in 2016.

Sounds like a lot, doesn’t it? Then again more than four billion bits of baggage was handled by airports in 2017. So, whichever way you look at it, baggage handling is a major operation.

If you feel that improving airport baggage handling is your bag, so to speak, Toyota wants you to enter this competition. Either you come up with a solution for the whole system. (Big task.) Or you concentrate on improving one particular aspect of baggage handling. (No small task, either.)

They firmly believe the whole world’s waiting for turgid and flawed baggage handling to go away forever. So, to all of you 2019 design students and graduates, here’s your golden opportunity. Don’t try to second-guess what they’re after. Instead, do exactly what you like!

Location: Online


First prize €5,000

Second prize €3,000

Third prize €2,000

Finalists may apply for a six-month paid internship at a TMHE Design Center.


The competition is open to university design students and recent graduates (2019), from all over the world.

Only participants who belong to an undergraduate or graduate university programme are eligible to compete.

Although the competition is focused on industrial design, product design and transportation design, students with a background in business, fashion, engineering, architecture etc. are also welcome to submit their work.

Deadline: October 22, 2019

To register, visit their official website here

UN Global Compact Internship Opportunity 2019 USA

Applications for UN Global Compact Internship are now being accepted. The UN Global Compact is offering internship opportunities in its New York office. The UN Global Compact pursues two complementary objectives:

Making the UN Global Compact and its principles part of business strategy and operations everywhere.

Facilitating cooperation among key stakeholders by promoting partnerships and other collective action in support of UN goals.

The Global Compact Internship Job Openings are:

Internship with the Communications and Events team

Internship with the Outreach and Participant Relations team

Internship with the Programs team

Internship with the Chief of Staff team

Internship with the Global Operations team

Internship with the Intergovernmental Relations & Africa team

The objective of the internship is to give the candidates a first-hand impression of the day-to-day working environment of the United Nations.

As part of the team, working directly with outstanding and inspiring career professionals and senior management, they will be exposed to high-profile conferences, participate in meetings, and contribute to analytical work as well as organizational policy of the United Nations.

Initially, the interns will take on the amount of responsibility they can shoulder; the potential for growth, however, is theirs to develop.

Duties of the Interns:

Depending on their level of experience and training, UN Global Compact interns will:


Conduct research relating to the topic of corporate sustainability, especially on human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption; Draft and edit publications, papers and other documents; Liaise with Global Compact stakeholders on key corporate sustainability topics; Support the organization of meetings and events; Assist with outreach activities; Handle email and other inquiries; Perform administrative tasks as assigned Internships with the UN Global

Compact are voluntary and are available for the duration of three to six months.

The timing of internships is flexible.

Location: United States


The candidates will be given a real chance to work with the people from UN.

The interns will be exposed to high-profile conferences, participate in meetings, and contribute to analytical work as well as organizational policy of the United Nations.

One may get academic credit from his/her institution of higher education for the internship. It is recommended to check with the university to confirm their academic credit policy for internships.


Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree programme (bachelors or second university degree, or higher) at the time of application and during the internship; or

Under some circumstances, applicants may have graduated within less than one year to commence a UN internship.

Should have excellent command on English and French

Eligible Regions: Open for all

Deadline August 16

For more information and registration visit their official website here


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