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The equinox is upon us, which marks the astronomical autumn for those based north of the equator while in the Southern Hemisphere the spring begins.

As the leaves are changing the colours, it’s a great time to bring a positive change into your life.

Make the most of the upcoming season, and take advantage of the fantastic career boosters it brings. Below, we listed the best opportunities to apply for in the fall of 2019.

11 life-changing opportunities to fall for this fall


1. UNICEF Innovation Fund Call for Frontier Technologies 2019

Deadline: September 30, 2019 00:00 (CEST)| Apply here
Eligibility: Start-ups using machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain or extended reality, registered in one of UNICEF’s programme countries, and have a working, open source prototype (or you are willing to make it open-source) showing promising results

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The UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking to make up to  100K equity-free investments to provide early-stage (seed) finance to for-profit technology start-ups that have the potential to benefit humanity.

UNICEF’s Innovation Fund has been specifically designed to finance early stage, open-source technology that can benefit children.


2. GoFly Competition 2019

Deadline: October 1, 2019 00:00 (CEST)| Apply here
Eligibility: Innovators, inventors, engineers, and makers are encouraged to design and build a personal flying device

GoFly Competition is calling on all inventors and doers to make human flight a reality by building the world’s first personal flying device for anyone, anywhere.

Over the next two years, teams will compete to win $2,000,000 in prizes, creating revolutionary technology and accessing the top minds in aerospace.


3. Women Enterprise Impact Investment Fund 2019

Deadline: October 4, 2019 | Apply here
Eligibility: Applications are open to all organizations which hold a not-for-profit status. A proof of the organization’s not-for-profit status will be required as part of the application process. Applications are also open to other UN, government and multilateral entities, who have the skills and expertise in developing similar initiatives.

ESCAP seeks to partner and provide grant funding for the establishment of women enterprise impact investment fund or to expand an existing impact investment fund to specifically focus on women enterprises in the Asia-Pacific Region.


4. The Washington Post Summer Internship Program 2020

Deadline: October 9, 2019 | Apply here
Eligibility: You must be a college junior, senior or graduate student enrolled in a degree program by the application deadline date. You must have had at least one professional news media job or internship.

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The Washington Post Summer Internship Program is your opportunity to report and write articles, edit copy, take photographs, shoot and edit video, create graphics and design on multiple platforms. This is a paid internship. For summer 2019, the salary was $750 per week.


5. ITNEXT Summit 2019

Date: October 30, 2019 | Register here
Prices: starting from EUR 99,-
Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Are you curious to know more about best practices that are core to production excellence?

Are you choosing data for AI projects wisely?

Do you want to know how to revolutionize your software process by kicking off with AWS Lambda?

Then you might want to check out the ITNEXT Summit in Amsterdam!


6. Conrad Challenge 2019

Deadline: November 1, 2019 00:00 (CET)| Apply here
Eligibility: Each Conrad Challenge team must consist of 2 to 5 students (ages 13-18); teams must have one team coach, who is at least 18 years of age, to serve as an adult supervisor; teams must consist of at least two team members at all times; the team’s idea must be original work that has been developed as a group. The idea may include elements and components created by others, as long as the proper credit is given; Each team member and coach must-read, and understand, the terms and conditions set forth in the competition rules & regulations; the competition is open to international participants.

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The Conrad Challenge brings science and technology studies to life through a student-driven, project-based approach.

There are no theoretical tasks here! Students identify relevant real-world challenges that don’t necessarily have a clear answer and learn how to innovate by creating solutions.


7. World Youth Forum 2019

Deadline: November 10, 2019 00:00 (CET)| Apply here
Date: December 14, 2019
Eligibility: World Youth Forum is open to all youth of all nations between the ages of 18-40 years old, that believe in their power of making changes and aim to become influential within their communities. If you are interested, please apply as per the instructions.
Location: Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

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World Youth Forum is a platform built by promising youth. It sends a message of peace, prosperity, harmony, and progress to the entire world.

It engages youth from around the globe in an enriching set-up, allowing them to exchange views and recommend initiatives to decision-makers and influential figures.


8. Blockchain Expo 2019

Dates: November 13-14, 2019 | Register here
Price: The pass for Expo is free
Location: Silicon Valley, the United States

The world-leading Blockchain Expo series will return to the Santa Clara Convention Center in the heart of Silicon Valley on November 13-14th to host its fourth annual North American event.

It will bring together key industries from across the globe for two days of top-level content and discussion across 5 co-located events covering Blockchain, IoT, 5G, Cyber Security & Cloud, AI and Big data.


9. Open Data Challenge for Public Transportation in Tokyo 2019

Deadline: November 15, 2019 00:00 (CET)| Apply here
Eligibility: Any party including individuals, groups and corporations; There is no restriction on nationality, age, resident area, etc. Minor applicants shall obtain the permission of guardian; Multiple entries per person (or group or company) are permitted. It is possible for a party to belong to two or more application groups; Those who are involved or related to the judging process can enter this contest, but they are not able to receive prizes

Anticipating the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020, the contest will welcome the submissions that will make it easy for everybody including the physically-challenged, overseas visitors, the aged, and people unfamiliar with Tokyo to use the public transportation there to reach their destinations.


10. iF Social Impact Prize 2019

Deadline: November 20, 2019 00:00 (CET)| Apply here
Eligibility: Companies, design studios, NGOs, foundations, public and other organizations are welcome to submit. Student concepts will not be accepted.

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The iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE aims to publish and support projects that contribute to our society. It does not charge any fees. The best projects will be honored with prize money of EUR 50,000 in total.


11. Goldman Sachs Summer Analyst Internship 2020

Deadline: November 24, 2019 00:00 (CET)| Apply here
Eligibility: The summer analyst role is for candidates currently pursuing a college or university
Duration: 10 weeks
Location: Frankfurt, Johannesburg, London, Madrid, Moscow, Paris, Stockholm, Tel Aviv, Warsaw, Zurich

This is a ten-week program designed to fully immerse you in the day-to-day activities of one of Goldman Sachs divisions.

The program starts with an orientation where you’ll learn about the culture of the company, as well as the benefits and responsibilities of being a member of Goldman Sachs. You will also receive division-specific training designed to help you succeed in your division.

Are you planning to apply for one of the opportunities listed above? Is there any other opportunity worth listing here? Let me know by leaving a comment below or get in touch with us via our contact form.


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