Friday, June 14, 2019

Hurford Youth Fellows Program - Building Young Activists’ Leadership Skills 2019, Washington DC (Funded)


The Hurford Youth Fellowship Program seeks to build the leadership skills and harness the potential of young democracy activists from around the world. Through the Program, young activists spend three months at the World Movement’s Secretariat, during which they expand their global connections, share experiences with other activists from democracy movements around the world, and contribute to the development of the World Movement for Democracy and the World Youth Movement for Democracy. Hurford Youth Fellows engage in strategic meetings; conduct research; and organize and lead presentations, online discussions, and information-sharing sessions on key democracy issues.
Upon the successful completion of each fellowship, the fellows serve as a regional/country focal point, working with the Hurford Youth Fellowship Alumni Network to remain involved and take the lead in World Youth Movement activities.

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Benefit:

  • Each fellow will receive a monthly stipend for living expenses, plus basic health insurance and round triptravel to and from Washington, D.C. Stipends take into account the cost of living in Washington, D.C. Fellows are provided with a fully equipped office, including internet and email access, and a limited budget for fellowship-related long-distance phone calls.T
  • he World Movement Secretariat staff plays a vital role in helping fellows realize their fellowship objectives by collaborating with them on their fellowship projects and engaging them in ongoing discussions about their work. 
  • NED houses a Democracy Resource Center (DRC),which includes a library with some 20,000 works, including books, journals, grantee reports, and other publications on democracy. The DRC’s expert staff members assist fellows with their research interests. Fellows may enjoy access to other local li-braries as needed.
 Requirement:
  • Applicants interested in the Hurford Youth Fellows Program must be no older than30 years of age.
  • They must demonstrate strong interest in democratic activism and in the advancement of democracy in their respective communities,as well as worldwide. 
  • Youth affiliated with civil society organizations are especially encouraged to apply.
  • English Language Requirement: A working knowledge of English is an important prerequisite for participation in the program for general communication purposes. All application materials must be submitted in English 
Please Note: The Hurford Youth Fellows Program is open to applicants from any country. It does not provide scholarship funds or any other type of financial aid to university or graduate students, nor is it designed to support postdoctoral research. The program is not an educational program offering academic courses leading toward a degree. In addition, it does not provide financial support to those seeking to complete professional training programs, attend conferences, or pursue intern-ships at other organizations.
How to Apply:
Applicants areasked to submitthe following:
  • Applicant Form;
  • C.V./Resume;and 
  • TwoLetters of Recommendation 
All application materials should be uploaded in the application portal  

Please Download the Guideline HERE for more information

Deadline:
01 July 2019

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