National Endowment for Democracy (NED) Hurford Youth Fellows Program 2017/2018 for Youth Leaders (Fully Funded to Washington D.C. USA)

Application Deadline: April 17th 2017

The World Youth Movement for Democracy and the International Forum for Democratic Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) invite you to apply for the Hurford Youth Fellows Program in Washington, DC. Youth leaders from around the world will be considered for two positions throughout the year. For a period of four months, each fellow will have the opportunity to build his or her leadership and organizational skills and benefit from and contribute to the development of the World Youth Movement.

A project developing online discussion to generate active engagement among youth activists around the world will be central to each fellowship.  Hurford Youth Fellows will engage in strategic meetings; conduct research; and organize and lead presentations, online discussions and information-sharing sessions on key democracy issues that they will identify in consultation with the World Movement Secretariat.

 

Fellows will identify, compile, present, and creatively share discussion materials and results.

Specifically, each fellow will engage in the following activities:

  • 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;
  • Facilitate online discussions;
  • Contribute to the World Movement/World Youth Movement social media posts
  • Take part in planning and implementing other activities of the World Movement/World Youth Movement; and
  • Participate in relevant events and discussions in Washington, D.C., to deepen understanding of issues and build working relationships

Eligibility:

  • 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 organizations 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 of- fering 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.

Benefits:

  • 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 ac- count the cost of living in Washington, D.C. Fellows are provided with a fully equipped office, includ- ing internet and email access, and a limited budget for fellowship-related long-distance phone calls.

For further information, please contact:

World Movement for Democracy Secretariat National Endowment for Democracy
1025 F Street, N.W., Suite 800
Washington, DC 20004
USA
Tel.: +1-202-378-9700
E-mail: youthfellows@ned.org

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the NED Hurford Youth Fellows Program 2017/2018 for Youth Leaders

30 COMMENTS

  1. This is very important for youths, especially in Africa and Cameroon in particular, we need it. thanks for this opportunity.
    The only difficulty here is that, i can not find the application page.

  2. […] The Hurford Program seeks to build the leadership skills, enhance the organizational talents, and harness the potential of emerging democracy leaders from around the world. Through the Hurford program, two young activists per year spend four months at NED, during which time they expand their global network, learn lessons from 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 in particular. Fellows will be expected to organize online discussion to generate active engagement among youth activists around the world. Hurford Youth Fellows will engage in strategic meetings; conduct research; and organize and lead presentations, and information-sharing sessions on the following specific democracy themes: […]

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