Advocacy Project recruits graduate student to work for human rights as Peace Fellows

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The Advocacy Project (AP) is recruiting graduate students to volunteer with AP’s community-based partners this summer (2014). This is the fellowship for those who relish a challenge and want to work on the front lines for human rights! AP has sent 240 Peace Fellows to work for human rights since 2003.

Deadline for applications: March 3, 2014.

The Work

All 2014 Fellows will be asked to perform three core tasks.

  • First, they will offer their hosts one or more of the Five by Ten services.
  • Second, Fellows will help their hosts to outline a long-term program, as set out here.
  • Finally, fellows will produce the following deliverables:
  1. weekly blogs;
  2. photos on Flickr;
  3. material for AP bulletins;
  4. material for a partner page; and
  5. a final evaluation on the fellowship. Long-term fellowships will have additional job duties, as listed here.

AP will offer a week of training in Washington to all Fellows before their deployment.

Duration

Most of the 2014 Fellowships will last 10 -12 weeks and start in June. A few will run for an initial 6 months (June to December) but may be extended. Fellows will be able to determine their exact date of departure, so as to best meet their school schedule.  All Fellows will be required to attend a week of training in Washington DC at the end of May.

Stipend

All long-term fellows (6 months) will receive a monthly stipend of $1,500 and the cost of travel. Short term fellows (3 months) will receive a stipend of $1,500. They will also be expected to cover the remaining costs.

Qualifications

There are no geographic or nationality restrictions. In general, the program is geared toward graduate students who are studying for a Masters degree, although exceptions may be made. Essential qualifications are:

  1. experience of working abroad;
  2. IT skills and interests;
  3. a commitment to human rights and advocacy; and
  4. an ability to adapt in a challenging environment.

A foreign language may be required for some posts.

How to apply

Applying for a fellowship is easy! First, select one of the 2014 Fellowships of your choice, then fill out an online application form, lastly email a resume and cover letter to fellowships@advocacynet.org. Please list the fellowship # and position in the Subject line of your email. You may apply for more than one position, but please indicate your order of preference. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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