PSFG Fellowship SUmmer 2018
The Peace and Security Funders Group has a Fellowship opening for the summer of 2018. This is a 10-week, part-time, paid position, and we aim to hire a candidate with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. To apply for the position listed below, you must be eligible to work in the U.S. Please send your resume and a short cover letter (no longer than one page) by email to Catherine Thompson at email@example.com. Applications must be received by March 2, 2018.
The purpose of this fellowship is to provide professional development and increase the opportunity for underrepresented communities in peace and security philanthropy, ultimately increasing diversity in the peace, security, and philanthropic sectors.
PSFG is committed to fostering a workplace that reflects the diversity of our membership. We strongly encourage applications from women, people of color, and bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBT+ communities. We strive to attract and mentor a diverse talent pool, foster an inclusive work environment, and provide hands-on experience for underrepresented young people in philanthropy.
The Fellow will engage in a structured curriculum, which will provide weekly professional development sessions on topics of their choosing, as well as eduction on the philanthropic sector and peace and security issues. For more information on the curriculum, click here. The Fellow will also have the opportunity to complete resume-building "portfolio" pieces of their choice and attend meetings around D.C. on relevant issue areas. They will also support the work of PSFG with a variety of ongoing projects.
Title: PSFG Fellow
Supervisor: Program Director
Status: Part-time (15-20 hours/ week)
Travel Stipend (i.e., one round-trip bus, train, or plane ticket to Washington, D.C. for those who qualify or commuting compensation for 10 weeks)
Dates: Early June to late August (timeline is negotiable)
Location: Washington, D.C. The Fellow will work on- and off-site, as appropriate. PSFG does not provide assistance for housing in D.C.
- Conduct research for PSFG Executive Director and Program Directors, including projects focused on gathering and utilizing data sets
- Develop charts and tables using Excel and qualitative survey data
- Attend events on relevant pace and security issues and report back to colleagues
- Assits with event planning and logistics
- Develop social media (Twitter) campaigns and e-newsletter
- Complete at least one portfolio piece of their choice, such as writing an op-ed, supporting grant writing, planning an expert briefing, or writing a white paper
- Support the refinement of the Fellow Program curriculum, giving critical feedback to PSFG staff in order to improve the process for future Fellows
- Must be a current undergraduate student or recent graduate
- Must be available for in-person work in our Washington, D.C. office.
- Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion
- Undergraduate coursework or relevant experience in related field (e.g., political science, international relations, security studies, international development, human rights, regional studies, philanthropy)
- Comfortable with large research and data-driven projects; experience with Excel is a must
- Impeccable written and oral communication skills
- Excellent organizational skills
- Ability to work independently as well as collaborate with team members
- Creativity, insight, and ability to think from a variety of perspectives
- Good attitude, diligent, and personable. A great sense of humor is a plus!