2013 IFOR Fellowship Program: Apply now!
Deadline: August 22, 2013
Applications are now accepted for the 2013 International Fellowship Of Reconciliation program. Young adults between the ages of 18 and 28 are invited to apply for the 9-week nonviolence training and internship program to take place in Nyack, New York, USA. Starting from October 21 and ending December 21, 2013, the IFOR program will offer each fellow an opportunity to develop and implement a local level project of his or her own design. Young adults from all religious and cultural backgrounds are invited to apply.
Fellows will be empowered to take leadership roles in the global nonviolence movement, gaining experience through the Fellowship School’s internship, training, mentorship, and individual project development components. Following the program’s close on December 21, fellows will have approximately 7 months to implement and evaluate their individual projects. In August of 2014 fellows will have the opportunity to attend IFOR’s centennial celebration in Konstanz, Germany to present their projects.
This year’s Fellowship School will be hosted by FOR USA and sponsored by the European Union’s Youth in Action programme.
Eligibility and Criteria
The Fellowship School program will include four enthusiastic young peacemakers from four different continents who are between the ages of 18 and 28 and meet the following criteria:
- English fluency and strong English writing skills
- Experience in working for peace and justice through a nonprofit organization (preferably in a leadership position)
- Desire to design, develop, and fund one’s own project addressing an issue of peace and social, political, economic, or environmental justice on a local level
- A commitment to implementing and evaluating one’s own project in one’s chosen local context between December 2013 and August 2014
- A flexible attitude, an open mind, and a desire to become a leader in the peace and reconciliation field
The following criteria are desired, but not required:
- Proficiency in any language other than English, particularly French and Spanish
- Experience in project design, management, implementation, and evaluation
- Experience in fundraising, marketing, social media, or website administration
- Experience in an intercultural work environment
- Involvement in a current IFOR member organization (branch, group, or affiliate)
Fellows’ Accommodation and Travel Reimbursement:
- Housing, travel to and from Nyack, NY, and a small stipend will be provided for each fellow during the internship period. Fellows will work and live at Shadowcliff, FOR USA’s Peace House and national office located approximately 1 hour from Times Square, New York City.
- Fellows will be living and participating in the living and working community of one of the oldest peace and justice organizations in the United States.
- In sharing the house and work space with working staff and other interns (some also living on site), they will participate in and experience all aspects of living in community at Shadowcliff.
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