The Advocacy Project 2018 Summer Fellowships!

Academic Credits





Fellows will receive a $1,000 stipend, plus $250 for travel and translation where appropriate.

Hours per week

10 Weeks Minimum




2201 P Street Northwest
District of Columbia
United States



The Advocacy Project (AP) is looking for graduate students with a passion for social justice to work with AP's community-based partner organizations in the summer of 2018. AP has deployed 294 Peace Fellows since 2003. Check below for this year’s openings and programs.

The work: Fellows will help host organizations to publicize their work; support a pilot project for social change; strengthen their organizations; and build their international network. In the process, Fellows will get unique first-hand experience of human rights that will benefit them academically and professionally. All positions are full-time and will last for 10 weeks (June-August) or 6 months (June-December). Fellows will receive a $1,000 stipend, plus $250 for travel and translation where appropriate. All Fellows will attend training in Washington D.C. in May 2018.

Qualifications: AP’s fellowship program is geared to graduate students who are studying for a Masters degree, although exceptions can be made. Essential qualifications include experience of working abroad, a knowledge of and interest in IT and social media; a commitment to human rights and advocacy, and an ability to work in a challenging environment. In some locations, a foreign language may be required. There are no geographic or nationality restrictions.


Fellowship #1 – Accessible sanitation for schools in northern Uganda. Help the Gulu Disabled Persons Union to build an accessible toilet for students with disability in north Uganda. Based in Gulu town, Uganda.

Fellowship #2 – Conflict resolution between pastoralists in northwest Kenya. Help Children Peace Initiative of Kenya to end conflict between Samburu and Turkana pastoralists in Samburu County. Knowledge of conflict resolution preferred. Based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Fellowship #3 – Reproductive health care in eastern Nepal. Help Care Women Nepal (CWN) to organize a health camp for women with prolapse in Dhankuta district. Based in Kathmandu and Dhankuta, Nepal.

Fellowship #4 – Support for wives of the disappeared in western Nepal. Help wives of those who disappeared to sell their embroidered bags and lobby the new government for justice. Based in Kathmandu and Bardiya, Nepal.

Fellowship #5 – Support victims of Agent Orange in northern Vietnam. Help the Association for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (AEPD) tell the story of Agent Orange through individual families and raise funds for caregivers. Based in Dong Hoi, Vietnam.

Fellowship #6 – Combat menstrual banishment in western Nepal. Work with the Women’s Reproductive Rights Program (WRRP) to enforce the law prohibiting the demeaning and dangerous practice of chhaupadi. Based in Surkhet District, Nepal.

Fellowship #7 - Empower refugee women from Syria and Iraq through embroidery. Work through the Collateral Repair Project in Jordan to train refugee women in embroidery and help sell their products. Arabic language skills required. Based in Amman, Jordan.

Fellowship #8 – Use education to end child labor in the brick factories of Nepal. Work with CONCERN to rescue 50 children from work in bricks and place them in school. Based in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Fellowship #9 - Child Marriage in Zimbabwe. Work with the Women Advocacy Project (WAP) to campaign against child marriage in Zimbabwe. Base in Harare, Zimbabwe.

For questions please contact The Advocacy Project by phone at (202) 758-3328 or by email at

How To Apply

To Apply: The deadline for applying is March 16, 2018. To apply, fill out the application the application form here, send in your $25 application fee here, and email your CV and Cover Letter to When sending in your $25 application fee, click the link provided on this page, which takes you to a donation page for The Advocacy Project. Select your gift amount as ‘other’ and enter $25. This will be a one-time payment. Choose your method of payment in the ‘payment information’ section. Finally, in the section that asks if there is a special purpose for your donation, write 'Fellowship Fee'.