Liv Ullmann Fellowship Program: 2015/2016, Women's Refugee Commission, NY

Deadline: 2 October 2015
Location: New York, USA
Organization: Women’s Refugee Commission
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The Liv Ullmann Fellowship Program, named after and established with the support of WRC’s co-founder and honorary chair, is an excellent way to gain work experience and support the WRC’s work with displaced women, children and youth. The Liv Ullmann Fellowship Program is designed to give people who are interested in a career in international relief and development an opportunity to increase their work experience and gain exposure to our programs and organizational systems. The program is intended to provide training that will prepare the next generation of talented professionals for careers in the humanitarian sector with a specific emphasis on international relief and development.  Professional development activities include regular attendance at various staff presentations and mentoring by senior staff who are leaders in their field.  Work will include research as well as outreach work.
The program is a 9-12-month full-time fellowship for talented graduate students. Fellowships come with a $25,000 stipend and require a commitment of nine months to one-year. Benefits will be provided.  Fellows will be based at WRC’s office in New York. Fellows will be assigned according to their educational background, previous work experience and area of interest. Candidates ideally will have a graduate degree in one of the following: international relations, public health, gender studies, policy planning or nonprofit fundraising.
Women’s Refugee Commission Fellows work on a variety of issues, including:
  • Gender-based violence
  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Refugee rights
  • Economic and social empowerment
Within these fields, Fellows engage in a range of activities. Examples include:
  • Monitoring and evaluating programs/projects
  • Conducting qualitative and quantitative research
  • Developing technical training resources
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of new programs/projects
  • Drafting reports, policy recommendations and briefings
  • Developing communications campaigns
  • Proposal writing and fundraising
To be eligible for the WRC’s Liv Ullmann Fellowship Program, you must be a college graduate (advanced degree is preferable).  Work authorization is required.
Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, a résumé, three professional or academic letters of recommendation, copies of college transcripts and a one- to two-page typed essay to the address below. The essay should include the reasons for applying to WRC’s Fellowship program, qualifications and experience for participation, and career objectives.
WRC is a 501(c)(3) organization. WRC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring fellows on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, citizenship, disability, national origin, military status, predisposition to, or status as a carrier of, a genetic condition, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.
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This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, and appears to be an interesting opportunity for the Humphrey community.   This is meant for information sharing purposes only. 
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