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Hurford Youth Fellowship Program for International Applicants in USA, 2015-2016

Applications are invited for the Hurford Youth Fellowship Program for a period of four months. Fellows are expected to work full-time on their fellowship projects at the NED office in Washington, D.C. each fellow will have the opportunity to build their leadership skills and contribute to the development of the world youth movement for democracy.

Applicants interested in the Hurford Youth Fellows Program must be no older than 30 years of age. They must demonstrate a strong interest in democratic activism and in the advancement of democracy in their respective communities, as well as worldwide.

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With support from the Hurford Foundation, the World Youth Movement for Democracy, working with the International Forum for Democratic Studies at NED, will host three fellows per year from around the world in its Washington, D.C., office. For a period of four months, each fellow will have the opportunity to build his or her leadership and organizational skills while contributing to the development of the World Youth Movement.

  • Study Subject(s): During 4 months, each fellow will have the opportunity to build their leadership skills and contribute to the development of the world youth movement for democracy.
  • Course Level: This four months fellowship programmeFellows are expected to work full-time on their fellowship projects at the NED office in Washington, D.C. 
  • Programme Provider: Hurford Foundation and the World Youth Movement for Democracy
  • The award can be taken at the USA

Eligibility:

  • Applicants interested in the Hurford Youth Fellows Program must be no older than 30 years of age. They must demonstrate a strong interest in democratic activism and in the advancement of democracy in their respective communities, as well as worldwide. Youth affiliated with civil society organizations are especially encouraged to apply.
  • English Language Requirement: A working knowledge of English is an important prerequisite for participation in the program for general communication purposes. All application materials must be submitted in English.

Open for International Students: Fellows from around the world are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme.

What does it cover? Each fellow will receive a monthly stipend for living expenses, plus basic health insurance and roundtrip travel to and from Washington, D.C. Stipends take into account the cost of living in Washington, D.C. Fellows are provided with a fully equipped office, including Internet and email access, and a limited budget for fellowship-related long-distance phone calls.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: All application materials should be uploaded to the online application or sent via email. If applicants prefer to email their application, please download the application form here. Applicants are asked to submit the following:
  • Applicant Form;
  • C.V./Resume;
  • Two Letters of Recommendation

Application Deadline: Closed

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