PSFG Fellowship SUmmer 2019
The Peace and Security Funders Group has an undergraduate Fellowship opening for the summer of 2019. This is a 10-week, part-time, paid position. We aim to hire an undergraduate student or early-career candidate with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a keen interest in peace, national/international security, and/or philanthropy. To apply for the position listed below, you must be eligible to work in the United States. Please do NOT send your resume and cover letter, but rather, complete this form with your information.
Applications must be received by March 1, 2019.
Fellows can expect to gain an understanding of what it means to work in philanthropy and the various paths into this sector, the skills it takes to thrive in this career, and the various opportunities available around issues of peace, security, and human rights. 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 and inclusion in the peace, security, and philanthropy sectors.
PSFG is committed to fostering a workplace that reflects the diversity of our membership. We 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 work experience for underrepresented young people in philanthropy.
PSFG is a network of foundations, individual philanthropists, and other funders invested in a range of peace and security issues. PSFG’s mission is to enhance the effectiveness of peace and security philanthropy. To this end, PSFG provides a platform for communication, collaboration, and capacity-building for its members, so that they might have greater impact in their grantmaking.
The Fellow will engage in a structured curriculum, which will provide weekly professional development sessions, as well as education on the philanthropic sector and peace and security issues. For more information on the curriculum, visit 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.
Details on the Position
Title: PSFG Fellow
Supervisor: Program Director
Status: Part-time (15-20 hrs/ 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 for local candidates)
$1,000 housing stipend to be paid in two installments
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 finding 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 peace and security issues and create written reports for colleagues
Assist with event planning, logistics, and other administrative work as needed
Develop social media campaigns (e.g., Twitter)
Complete at least one portfolio piece of their choice, such as writing/publishing an op-ed, supporting grant writing, crafting an infographic or social media campaign, planning an expert briefing, or writing a white paper
Support the refinement of the Fellowship Program, giving critical feedback to PSFG staff in order to improve the process for future Fellows
Must be a current undergraduate student, recent graduate, or switching careers
Must be available for in-person work in our Washington, D.C. office
Must be eligible to work in the United States
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
Willingness to take direction; comfortable being proactive about suggesting process improvements
A great sense of humor is a plus!