DW journalism traineeship

Deutsche Welle (DW) is looking for young journalists from all over the world interested in a comprehensive, exceptional quality journalism program with an international broadcaster, with excellent English and German language skills. Young candidates need to be open-minded and have initial journalistic experience.

Candidates should have journalism experience or be passionate about switching to journalism from technology/IT, economics or the sciences. We are looking for open-minded people full of creative ideas. The program covers the range of skills a journalist of the future needs: TV moderation, multimedia storytelling, data journalism, social media and virtual reality - in seminars, workshops and of course the DW editorial offices and our correspondent bureaux in Washington, Moscow and Brussels. DW trainees are involved in long-term innovative, international projects and have been honored in past years with the CNN Journalism Award and the Grimme Prize.

The new traineeship gets underway in September 2017. Applications are being accepted from January 2 until February 22, 2017.

Prize competition: IoT Home Inspector Challenge

The United States of America Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is hosting a prize competition that challenges the public to create a technical solution (“tool”) that consumers can use to guard against security vulnerabilities in software found on the Internet of Things (IoT) devices in their homes.

The tool would, at a minimum, help protect consumers from security vulnerabilities caused by out-of-date software. Contestants have the option of adding features, such as those that would address hard-coded, factory default or easy-to-guess passwords.

The prize for the competition is up to $25,000, with $3,000 available for each honorable mention winner(s). Winners will be announced on or about July 27, 2017.


The deadline for registering and submitting entries is May 22, 2017 at 12:00pm EDT. For full details, refer to Registration & Submission.


For more information about the contest, check out the criteria, rules, and FAQs.

If you have any questions or comments, please email [email protected]

Source: https://www.ftc.gov/iot-home-inspector-challenge

Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge now accepting proposals

Graduate students from around the world are invited to participate in the Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge. Teams are limited to a maximum of four members, all of whom must be enrolled in a graduate program at the time of the prospectus submission, and the team cannot include more than one member who is pursuing an Executive MBA. A team may include members from different graduate schools. All ideas must be the original ideas of the team members. Each team is required to submit a two-page prospectus outlining their proposal. From the submitted prospectuses, ten teams will be selected to present at the finals competition. At least one team member should be available to present at the finals competition, if the team is chosen to advance to that round, and all team members attending the finals competition should plan to stay for the entire event. Please note that any team member not in attendance at the finals competition will not share in any prizes awarded to that team.

Read more: sustainableinvestingchallenge.org/compete

Two-page prospectuses must be submitted by February 15, 2017