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)
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.
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.
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.