Apply for a summer peace fellowship with The Advocacy Project - 15 openings are now posted

 

APPLY FOR A PEACE FELLOWSHIP WITH THE ADVOCACY PROJECT THIS SUMMER

The Advocacy Project (AP) is looking for graduate students to volunteer with AP’s community-based partners in the summer of 2011. Check below for current openings. AP has sent 198 Peace Fellows to work for human rights since 2003, from over 75 university programs.

The work: All fellows will help their hosts to profile their work and stakeholders in video, photos, and newsletters; develop IT skills and tools (websites, social networking); and build an international network of supporters. They will also take on at least one major activity, with a clear goal and outcome, at the request of their host.  All positions are fulltime, unpaid and will last for 10-12 weeks (June-August). All Fellows will be required to attend training in Washington DC, Ottawa or Europe.

Qualifications: There are no geographic or nationality restrictions. The program is geared towards graduate students currently in a Masters program, although exceptions may be made. Essential qualifications: experience of working abroad; IT skills and interest; a commitment to human rights and advocacy; and an ability to adapt in a challenging environment. A foreign language may be required.

How to apply: Send a resume and cover letter by email to Karin Orr, Program Manager (fellowships(at)advocacynet.org) and cc Iain Guest (iain(at)advocacynet.org). 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.

Deadline for applications: February 20, 2011.

For more information: Visit our website for more information http://www.advocacynet.org/page/2011fellowships. Read the FAQs and consult the blogs of past fellows and partner pages on the organization that interests you. Call our office (+1 202.758.3328) or email Karin Orr fellowships(at)advocacynet.org.

*

OPENINGS (January 1, 2011)

Africa

Fellowship #1. Combating sexual violence in the Eastern DRC: Work on AP’s groundbreaking program with SOS Femmes en Danger to help vulnerable women reduce their exposure to sexual violence. French required. Based in Uvira, Democratic Republic of Congo

Fellowship #2. Protecting pygmy rights in Uganda and DRC: Help the East and Central African Association for Indigenous Rights expose abuses against pygmies. Based in Kampala, Uganda

Fellowship #3. Promoting recycling and womens’ rights in Uganda: Help the Kinawataka Women’s Initiative to make a quilt from recycled straws, to raise
awareness about recycling, locally and in North America. Experience of women’s business a plus. Based in Kampala, Uganda

Fellowship #4. Disability rights in Northern Uganda: Help the Gulu Disabled Persons Union develop a handicrafts project and enable GDPU stakeholders to participate in local government. Knowledge of disability rights a plus. Based in Gulu town, Uganda.

Fellowship #5. Ending child sacrifice in Uganda: Help the Gideon Foundation to build support for a new law to outlaw the practice of child sacrifice. Based in Siroto, Eastern Uganda.

Asia

Fellowship #6. Ending child Labor in Nepal: Help the Backward Society Education (BASE) to free children from bonded labor, and train liberated children to make handicrafts. Based in Tulsipur, central Nepal.

Fellowship #7. Protecting the rights of recyclers in Delhi (2 fellowships): The Chintan Environmental Action and Research Group is seeking two Fellows to support its award-winning program with the waste-pickers of Delhi. Based in Delhi.

Fellowship #8. Empowering the blind in Bangladesh: Help the Blind Education and Rehabilitation Organization (BERDO) to profile stakeholders and expand the use of IT. Based in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Fellowship #9. Landmine survivors in Vietnam: Help the Association for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (AEPD) support survivors from the Indochinese wars. Based in Dong Hoi City, Vietnam.

North America

Fellowship #10. Political prisoners in Iran, of Azerbaijani ethnicity: Help the Association for the Defense of Azerbaijani Political Prisoners in Iran (ADAPP) to report on Azerbaijani detainees in Iran (left) and work with the Azerbaijani diaspora in North America. Based in Vancouver, Canada

Europe and Middle East

Fellowship #11. Survivors of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre: Help the Bosnian family (Bosfam) manage a new women's center in Srebrenica, where returning women refugees will receive legal and other support. Based in Srebrenica and Tuzla, Bosnia

Fellowship #12. Protecting Roma rights in Eastern Europe: Help the Dzeno Association produce content for its news service, and organize a group of Czech Roma women to make an advocacy quilt, for exhibition. Based in Prague, Czech Republic

Fellowship #13. Workers rights in Palestine: Help the Federation of Independent Unions to profile members, build IT skills and strengthen its website. The Federation is affiliated with long-time AP partner, the Democracy and Workers Rights Center.
Arabic required. Based in Ramallah, Palestine

Fellowship #14. Supporting alternative media in Israel: Help the Alternative Information Center, a long-time AP partner, to promote a just peace between Israel and the Palestinians. Based at the AIC offices in Jerusalem or Beit Sahour, Bethlehem.

This fellowship will carry a monthly stipend of 300 Euros. Please submit a writing sample.

Central and South America

Fellowship # 15. Indigenous and Environmental Rights in Belize: Help the Sarstoon Temash Institute for Indigenous Management (SATIM) to defend the rights of Mayan Indians and preserve the rainforest from encroachment by corporations. Based in Toledo District, Belize.

Tags: Advocacy PRoject, Call for Applications, Summer Placements

Views: 29

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Hi Iain the E RDC fellowship is exactly my MA thesis in Conflict Resolution (E DRC/E Zaire)

RSS

Sponsored Link

Please Pay What You Can to Support PCDN

Please consider Paying What You Can to help PCDN grow. We encourage you to consider any amount from $1 and up. Read the SUPPORT page prior to making a payment to see PCDN's impact and how your payment will help.

Sponsored Link

Translate This Page



PCDN NETWORK TWITTER FEED

PCDN Guidelines and Share Pages

By using this site you're agreeing to the terms of use as outlined in the community guidelines (in particular PCDN is an open network indexed by Google and users should review the privacy options). Please note individual requests for funding or jobs are NOT permitted on the network.

Click BELOW to share site resources Bookmark and Share
or Share on LINKEDIN


FOLLOW PCDN on TWITTER, FACEBOOK or GOOGLE+

Google+

 

Latest Activity

Marcos Estrada updated their profile
45 minutes ago
USIP Academy posted an event
Thumbnail

Understanding Islamic Law: Course at US Institute of Peace at United States Institute of Peace

January 26, 2015 at 9am to January 28, 2015 at 5pm
1 hour ago
James M Dorsey posted a blog post
1 hour ago
Rebecca Shepherd posted a discussion
1 hour ago
Solomon Atibuni posted a discussion
3 hours ago
Michael F. Blevins and HEEALS are now friends
3 hours ago
Profile IconShauneen Grout, Ramooz Qamar, Dr. John Musemakweri and 10 more joined Peace and Collaborative Development Network
4 hours ago
Craig Zelizer liked Tore Samuelsson's discussion Federalism - 3 analyses in Horn of Africa Bulletin
5 hours ago

© 2014   Created by Craig Zelizer.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service