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International Relations Career Challenge 2020

Bush House North East Wing, Strand Campus, London

17 Feb
International Relations Career Challenge
International Relations Career Challenge 2020

You are invited to join the International Relations Career Challenge (IRCC) - a unique program for young professionals willing to build a career in the international development field, including the United Nations, the World Bank and other development and humanitarian agencies. You will participate in practical assignments and workshops to expand the professional network with high level speakers, get decision-making hands-on experience in real international developmental assignments,and receive application and interview coaching from the senior HR specialists from the leading organisations worldwide. The program constantly has a 100% satisfaction rate of students,meaning that every person in the class is pleased with the program experience.

Sounds interesting? The next intake of the IRCC program takes place at the Department of Political Economy, King’s College London on 17-21 February 2020.

What is the International Relations Career Challenge?

The International Relations Career Challenge is a 5-day intensive training course for young professional swilling to work in the international development organisations worldwide. It is designed to provide attendees with practical experience, applicable skills and professional network to start their career.

What will I learn at the International Relations Career Challenge?

During the 5-day intense program you will apply your theoretical knowledge gained during your academic studies, in individual and group exercises that aim to simulate every-day activities in international organisations. You will also gain genuine hands-on experience of different professional roles and get a chance to determine your own career strategy to enter the international relations area.

In addition, the course will help you to build substantive knowledge of the leading international organisations and major trends on the global development agenda. It will also teach you vital negotiation,public speaking, problem-solving, conflict resolution, research and communication skills.

What are the outcomes of the International Relations Career Challenge?

Thanks to your participation in the International Relations Career Challenge, you will get:

  • Hands-on practical experience of working on projects within various professional roles at international organisations;
  • Feedback and suggestions on improvements on your projects deliverables provided by top tier professionals;
  • Technical assistance with writing a CV, cover letter, preparing for an interview, including an individual coaching session with an HR specialist in the area of international development
  • Wide network of young people sharing your career endeavours and experienced professionals working in international development organisations on mid and senior positions;
  • Continuous career support for twelve months after the program completion.

The IRCC program has a 100% satisfaction rate – according to the data anonymously collected from the program graduates. View the details here. Our class size is small – the average intake is attended by 30 students which allows every participant to get individual assistance and career guidance and enjoy the opportunity to talk to the high-level speakers in person both at the sessions and at the receptions.

How can I join?

We invite you to join the upcoming intake of the program which will take place at the Department of Political Economy, King’s College London on 17-21 February 2020. The applications are accepted before 1 December 2019 through the program website:

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