Be an actor on the Youth & Leaders Summit 2018!

PSIA is selecting students to support and take part in the third edition of the Youth & Leaders Summit, to be held at Sciences Po on Monday 22nd January, 2018. The summit will be dedicated to the topic:

“Inequalities and World (Dis)Order”

PSIA is recruiting some 40 students to participate in the Youth & Leaders Summit and to support PSIA’s team under four positions: greeter, personal escort, editorial assistant, student speaker.

 

• Greeters

- Description: A group of students will be participating on the day of the event, hand in hand with PSIA’s Event team. They will be ensuring that all external guests are welcomed and guided through Sciences Po throughout the day, that students are registered and checked in, that the panels start on time and that the overall impression of the day is one of fluidity.

- Availability: For this role, presence in Paris is required four days before the event (from January 18).

- Contract: Please note that these will be paid student jobs, with a work contract as per Sciences Po rules (“contrat de vacation”). Up to 20 positions will be made available (10 in the morning and 10 in the afternoon) for a 7-hour contract.

- Application process: Please apply via your online student space in the “Student Services” section, then “On campus jobs” by Wednesday 29th November, at 23:59 Paris time. Interviews with shortlisted candidates will be held on December 6 and 7 (either in person in Paris or on the phone).

 

• Personal escorts

- Description: you will be individually assigned to one, or a few, of our high profile invited speakers on January 22, and will be entrusted with the smooth running of their time in Paris and at Sciences Po, from A to Z. Tasks may include communication in the days leading up to the event to ensure a smooth arrival, meeting at the airport or the hotel and assisting with transport to Sciences Po, guiding the speaker throughout the event day, solving any last minute issues, and generally being a reassuring beacon of support for our VIP guests! 

- Availability: For this role, presence in Paris is required five days prior to the event (from January 17). 

- Contract: Please note that these will be paid student jobs, with a work contract as per Sciences Po rules (“contrat de vacation”). Up to 12 positions will be made available for a 20-hour contract.

- Application process: Please apply via your online student space in the “Student Services” section, then “On campus jobs” by Wednesday 29th November, at 23:59 Paris time. Interviews with shortlisted candidates will be held on December 6 and 7 (either in person in Paris or on the phone).

 

• Editorial assistants

- Description: PSIA students will author the briefing notes for each panel discussion to be sent to the speakers ahead of the Summit, and will write the executive summary of the event to be published afterwards. Each briefing note should consist of a one-page description of one panel’s topic.

Three panel discussions are scheduled during the Summit, dedicated to the following topics:
> Left behind: is someone listening?
> Inequality and disorder: does inequality cause conflict?
> Why are institutions failing?

- Eligibility: Open to individual or group applications (up to 3 students per group). In case of group applications, the stipend will be shared among the members of the group.

- Availability: For this role, presence in Paris is required three days before the event (from January 19).

- Contract: Please note that these will be paid student jobs, with a work contract as per Sciences Po rules (“contrat de vacation”). Up to 3 papers will be selected. The position covers writing the briefing note and the executive summary under a 20-hour contract for the author(s).

- Application process: Please apply via your online student space in the “Student Services” section, then “On campus jobs” by Sunday 10th December, at 23:59 Paris time. The selection process will be based on the review of the papers, which should be no longer than 2500 characters (spaces included, written in English, and should provide a thoughtful overview of the panel’s topic as well as potential questions for the speakers to consider as they prepare. Please note that one student (or group of students) may submit an application for only one of the three panels.

 

• Student speakers

PSIA is also calling for applications from students seeking to play a key role in the Youth & Leaders Summit, by giving the introductory remarks of the four panel discussions that will be at the core of the Summit, around distinguished guest speakers.

Please note this is a non-paid position. 

- Description: One PSIA student will be selected to give the introductory remarks for each of these four panels in 3 minutes, thus launching the speakers discussion in Sciences Po’s historic Amphithéâtre Boutmy. Please note that this introduction does not involve introducing the panelists (as this will be done by the moderator) but only aiming at framing the topic and launching the panel.

Three panel discussions are scheduled during the Summit, dedicated to the following topics:
> Left behind: is someone listening?
> Inequality and disorder: does inequality cause conflict?
> Why are institutions failing?

- Availability: For this role, presence is required in Paris five days prior to the event (from January 17) 

- Criteria: Students should be able to demonstrate good initial understanding of the key topics covered in the panel discussion they have selected, and be able to pitch how they would design their introductory remarks. 

- Note: this position can be doubled up with one of the above work positions.

- Application process: please apply online by Wednesday 29th November at 23:59 Paris time. Interviews with short-listed candidates will be held on December 6 and 7 (preferably in person in Paris).

 

• General information

Please note that whilst students may apply for multiple roles, only one position can be offered per student. The only exception is for the Student speakers, who may also be offered the role of Editorial assistant for the same panel, should they apply to both.

For all four positions, priority will be given to PSIA students and to those who have not held such positions previously.

For queries, please email: psia.events@sciencespo.fr