Peace & Security Funders Group, part-time fellowship, summer 2016 (Wash, DC)


The Peace and Security Funders Group has a part-time fellowship opening for the
summer of 2016. To apply for the position listed below, you must be eligible to work in the
United States. Please send your resume and a short cover letter (no longer than one page) by
email to Meredith Stricker at mstricker(at) Applications must be
received by April 30. The position has an associated stipend.

The Peace and Security Funders Group (PSFG) is a global network of public, private and
family foundations and individual philanthropists who make grants or expenditures that
contribute to peace and global security. PSFG maintains an informed, engaged and collegial
community of funders, whose numbers and investments in the field are steadily increasing.
The organization is dedicated to enhancing the effectiveness of philanthropy that’s focused
on peace and security issues. To this end, PSFG facilitates the exchange of information and
ideas; fosters collaboration; and provides educational opportunities for its members. PSFG
also encourages new funders to join the field.
Currently, PSFG has 60 members (both foundations and individuals) who support a range of
peace/security issues, including (but not limited to) conflict, genocide and atrocities
prevention; countering violent extremism; nuclear nonproliferation, security and
disarmament; women’s leadership in peacebuilding; and cyber-security, drones and other
national security issues. Members fund various types of strategies – like advocacy and
grassroots, think tanks and research-oriented institutions, and visual arts and storytelling.

Position Description
Title: PSFG Fellow
Reports to: Program Director
Status: Full-time (40 hrs/week)
Stipend: $500/month
Dates: June – August 2016 (~10-12 weeks)
Apply by: April 30, 2016
Location: Washington, D.C. The Fellow will be expected to attend staff meetings twice
weekly, but can work remotely.

• Conduct research for PSFG Executive Director and Program Directors,
including projects focused on gathering and utilizing data sets.
• Work with qualitative survey data to develop charts and tables using Excel.
• As necessary and directed by PSFG staff, attend substantive events and meetings,
take detailed notes, and report on outcomes.
• Assist the Program Director with outreach efforts to key peace and security
partners, including by conducting research.
• Assist PSFG staff in supporting our four Working Groups (Nuclear, Conflict &
Atrocities Prevention, Local Peacebuilding, and Women/Peace/Security).
• Assist in the refinement of a PSFG social media platform focused on peace and
security and PSFG-relevant events, resources, articles, etc. and utilizing
technologies to streamline our process as appropriate.
• Assist Executive Director with administrative duties when requested (e.g.,
• Other projects as they arise.

Learning Objectives
1. Fellow will gain insight into the peace and security issue-area and its corollary
philanthropic sector.
2. Fellow will develop and improve practical skills, such as writing concise and effective
decision memos; interpersonal skills; and time management.
3. Fellow will gain insight into the D.C. policymaking world by attending events and
meetings with the Executive Director, as appropriate.

• Graduate coursework in related field (e.g., philanthropy, conflict, security studies,
foreign policy)
• Very comfortable with large research and data-driven projects
• Impeccable written and oral communication skills
• Excellent organizational skills
• Proven experience with Microsoft Excel
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
• Creativity, insight, and ability to “think outside the box”
• Good attitude, diligent, and personable
• Great sense of humor!
For questions or more information, please contact Meredith Stricker or mstricker(at)

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