Deadline: January 31, 2020
Applications are open for the Peace and Security Funders Group Summer Fellowship 2020. This is a 10-week, part-time, paid position. The Peace and Security Funders Group aims to hire an undergraduate student or early-career candidate with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a keen interest in peace, national/international security, and/or philanthropy.
Fellows can expect to gain an understanding of what it means to work in philanthropy and the various paths into this sector, the skills it takes to thrive in this career, and the various opportunities available around issues of peacebuilding and security. The purpose of this fellowship is to provide professional development and increase the opportunity for underrepresented communities in peace and security philanthropy, ultimately increasing diversity and inclusion in the peace, security, and philanthropy sectors.
The Fellow will engage in a structured curriculum, which will provide weekly professional development sessions, as well as education on the philanthropic sector and peace and security issues. The Fellow will also have the opportunity to complete resume-building “portfolio” pieces of their choice and attend meetings in D.C. on relevant issues. They will also support the work of PSFG with a variety of ongoing projects.
- Conduct research for PSFG Executive Director and Program Directors, including projects focused on gathering and utilizing data sets
- Develop charts and tables using Excel and qualitative survey data
- Attend events on peace and security issues and create written reports for colleagues
- Assist with event planning, logistics, and other administrative work
- Develop social media campaigns (e.g., Twitter)
- Complete at least one portfolio piece of their choice, such as writing/publishing an op-ed, supporting grant writing, crafting an infographic or social media campaign, supporting event planning, or writing a white paper
- Support the refinement of the Fellowship Program, giving critical feedback to PSFG staff in order to improve the process for future Fellows
Fellows will receive:
- Travel stipend (i.e., one round-trip bus, train, or plane ticket to D.C. or commuting compensation for 10 weeks for local candidates)
- $1,000 housing stipend, paid in two installments of $500. Note: PSFG does not help with finding housing in D.C.
- Networking stipend
- Applicant must be a current undergraduate student, recent graduate, or switching careers
- Must be available for in-person work in the D.C. office
- Must be eligible to work in the United States
- Interest, coursework, or relevant experience in the fields of political science, international relations, security studies, international development, human rights, regional studies, philanthropy, or related fields.
- Comfortable with research and data-driven projects; experience with Excel is a must
- Impeccable written and oral communication skills
- Excellent organizational skills
- Ability to work independently as well as collaborate with team members
- Willingness to take direction; comfortable being proactive about suggesting process improvements
- Creativity, insight, and good attitude