Applications are open for Hurford Youth Fellowship Program 2021. It seeks to build leadership skills and harness the potential of young democracy activists from around the world.
Through the Program, young activists spend three months at the World Movement’s Secretariat, during which they expand their global connections, share experiences with other activists from democracy movements around the world, and contribute to the development of the World Movement for Democracy. Hurford Youth Fellows engage in strategic meetings; conduct research; and organize and lead presentations, online discussions, and information-sharing sessions on key democracy issues.
- Each fellow will receive a monthly stipend for living expenses, plus health insurance and roundtrip travel to and from Washington DC. Stipends take into account the cost of living in Washington DC.
- Fellows are provided with a fully equipped office, including internet and email access, and a limited budget for fellowship-related long-distance phone calls.
- The World Movement Secretariat staff plays a vital role in helping fellows realize their fellowship objectives by collaborating with them on their fellowship projects and engaging them in ongoing discussions about their work.
- NED houses a Democracy Resource Center (DRC), which includes a library with some 20,000 works, including books, journals, grantee reports, and other publications on democracy. The DRC’s expert staff members assist fellows with their research interests. Fellows may enjoy access to other local libraries as needed.
- Hurford Youth Fellowship Program is open to applicants from any country.
- 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.
- 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.