Women, Peace and Security Fellowship

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The Women, Peace and Security Programme of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is hiring for a remote fellow to start in summer 2022 for a 4-6 month term but ideally close to New York City for any upcoming in person meetings.

The fellow will work closely with WILPF staff on monitoring, research and communications support on Women, Peace and Security issues emerging in the UN Security Council and elsewhere. The fellow will monitor UN meetings and debates and provide support for online and offline events and communications, research, and policy analysis. 

This competitive fellowship is primarily aimed at individuals early in their careers who want an opportunity to research and write about women, peace and conflict issues and gain experience with a non-governmental organisation.

The fellowship requires a person with good communication skills, initiative, creativity, flexibility, a high level of organisation, an ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and commitment to WILPF’s mission, while maintaining WILPF’s high professional standards.

The fellow’s work will primarily be aligned with the working hours of New York (Eastern Time), with some flexibility in working hours to accommodate scheduling needs.

This opportunity comes with a stipend and requires a 4 day work week committment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong interest in working for a feminist, anti-militarist organisation and dedication to intersectional feminist values;
  • Knowledge or strong interest in issues related to women, peace and security and conflict prevention, including but not limited to militarism, sexual violence in conflict, women’s participation in political and peace-related decision-making;
  • Currently be enrolled in a graduate programme (e.g., MA, MS, JD, LLM, PhD) or recently graduated with studies in fields such as international relations/affairs, international law, political science, public policy and administration, human rights, international development, international security, and gender studies or has comparable related experiences in this area;
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills and attention to detail;
  • Working knowledge of media, event planning, and social media;
  • Ability to speak additional languages (especially Arabic, French, or Spanish) is an added bonus, but not required.

As a feminist, anti-militarist membership organisation, WILPF is dedicated to building a global movement in the pursuit of peace and the fulfilment of human rights. We welcome applications from people of colour, feminists from the Global South, LGBTQI+ people, individuals from conflict-affected and diaspora communities, and people with disabilities. We believe that experience comes in many different forms, and also encourage individuals who may not meet all of the listed qualifications to apply if they feel that they would be a good fit for the fellowship.

The Women, Peace and Security Programme of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is hiring for a remote fellow to start in summer 2022 for a 4-6 month term but ideally close to New York City for any upcoming in person…

Details at a Glance

  • Application Deadline
    June 24, 2022
  • Payment
  • Stipend / Wage
  • Hours Per Week
    4 days per week

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How to Apply

To be considered for the fellowship, applicants should submit the following in one single document

  • Cover letter (one page, single-spaced) and Resume (maximum two pages), indicating education, relevant past activities and experience; in your cover letter please indicate your preferred start and end date and availability;
  • Two References with names and contact information and/or a letter of recommendation from an academic or field professional;
  • Writing Sample (no more than 5 pages), preferably addressing an issue related to women, peace and security, conflict prevention, or human rights, that demonstrates ability to write in short, clear and concrete language (may be an excerpt of longer work);

Submission Instructions:

  • All documents should be combined into ONE (1) SINGLE document (PDF or DOCX file) and entitled “[Last Name, First Name] WILPF WPS Fellowship Application”

Due to the volume of applications, we respectfully request no phone calls, nor inquiries about the status of applications. Candidates who are selected for interview will be contacted by our hiring team.

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