Application Deadline: May 18th 2016
- Facilitate online discussions;
- Maintain a weekly blog for the World Youth Movement website;
- Conduct research on topics such as civic education, the role of youth in policy development, and youth activities against corruption;
- Develop online resources, such as a collection of related publications and training materials;
- Identify a current, ongoing activity, develop strategies for enhancing its impact, and take the lead in implementing those strategies;
- Take part in planning and implementing other activities of the World Youth Movement; and
- Participate in relevant events and discussions in Washington, D.C., to deepen understanding of issues and build working relationships.
- Each fellow will also make at least one formal presentation of their work during their stay. Presentations may be open to the public or geared to a more select audience and will typically focus on the fellow’s research topic.
- Upon the successful completion of each fellowship at NED, the fellow will 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.
- Applicants interested in the Hurford Youth Fellows Program must be no older than 30 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 or ganizations are especially encouraged to apply.
- 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 internships at other organizations.
- Each fellow will receive a monthly stipend for living expenses, plus basic health insurance and roundtrip travel 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.
- Applicants should bear in mind that the cost of living (housing, furniture, food, and other essential living expenses) in the Washington metropolitan area is very high and that fellowship stipends are not calculated to cover the financial needs of a family.
How to apply?
The application process has four parts:
- Personal Information;
- Project Proposal;
- Curriculum Vitae/Résumé;
- 2 Letters of Recommendation.
For questions or further information, please contact:
World Movement for Democracy Secretariat
National Endowment for Democracy 1025 F Street, N.W., Suite 800
Washington, DC 20004
E-mail: [email protected]
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