Call for applications to the WILPF Women, Peace and Security Fellowship 2021 (Stipend for fellows)

Are you an individual early in your career? Are you interested in women, peace and security issues related to disarmament and women’s human rights? Are you interested in an opportunity to research and write about women, peace and conflict issues and gain experience with a NGO? 

Then you should apply for the WILPF Women, Peace and Security Fellowship 2021.

The fellow will work closely with WILPF staff on monitoring, research and communications support on Women, Peace and Security issues in New York. The fellow will monitor Security Council debates and UN events, research and draft policy analysis, and support programme communications (including email and social media).

Application Deadline: Rolling Basis

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Benefits

Fellows get a stipend

Eligibility

The opportunity is open to applicants who:

  • Have a strong interest in working for a feminist, anti-militarist organisation and dedication to intersectional feminist values
  • Have a knowledge or strong interest in issues related to women, peace and security and conflict prevention, including but not limited to militarism, sexual violence in conflict, women’s participation in political and peace-related decision making

Requirements/Specifications/Terms and Conditions

Applicants must:

  • Have the ability to commit to 4 full days per week with the WILPF UN office (or remotely dependent on the COVID-19 guidelines).
  • Be currently enrolled in a graduate programme (e.g.. MA, MS, JD, LLM, PhD) or recently graduated with studies in fields such as international relations/affairs,International law, political science, public policy and administration, human rights, international development, international security, and gender studies or has comparable related experiences in this area;
  • Have exceptional oral and written communication skills and attention to detail;
  • Have working knowledge of traditional media, event planning, and social media;

N.B: Ability to speak additional languages (especially Arabic, French, or Spanish) is an added bonus, but not required.

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Application Instructions

Send your application to peacewomen@wilpf.org . The subject of the email should be: [Last Name, First Name] WILPF WPS Fellowship Application”

To be considered for the fellowship, applicants should submit the following in ONE SINGLE document:

  • One or two-page resume, Indicating education, relevant past activities and experience;
  • Cover Letter (one page, single-spaced), indicating your preferred start and end date;
  • Two References, including names and contact information and/or a letter of recommendation from an academic or field professional;
  • Writing Sample (no more than 5 agesl preferably addressing an issue related to women, peace and security, conflict prevention, or human rights, that demonstrates ability to write in short, clear and concrete language (may be an excerpt of longer work).

About the WILPF Women,Peace and Security Fellowship

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The Women, Peace and Security Programme of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) offers fellowships for the period of 4-6 months through our New York City UN office. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this opportunity is remote for the foreseeable future.

The fellow will work closely with WILPF staff on monitoring, research and communications support on Women, Peace and Security issues in New York. The fellow will monitor Security Council debates and UN events, research and draft policy analysis, and support programme communications (including email and social media). 

This competitive fellowship is primarily aimed at individuals early in their careers who are interested in women, peace and security issues related to disarmament and women’s human rights. The experience offers an opportunity to research and write about women, peace and conflict issues and gain experience with a non-governmental organisation.

The fellowship requires a person with good communication skills, initiative, creativity, flexibility, a high level of organisation, an ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and commitment to WILPF’s mission, while maintaining WILPF’s high professional standards. This opportunity carries a stipend.

Key Dates and Order of Program

WILPF generally hires fellows to join the NY WPS team during three different periods annually: January-May, May-August, and September-December.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this opportunity is remote for the foreseeable future

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