2017-18 Fellowship

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Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights 2017-18 Fellowship
The Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights is an organization devoted to bringing knowledge about gender to bear on the quest to end armed conflicts and build sustainable peace. Founded in 2002, and now based at the University of Massachusetts Boston, its work is a result of collaboration between scholars and researchers, as well as NGOs and international institutions such as the United Nations. Through knowledge-building workshops, conferences, publications, speaker events, and fellowship and internship programs, the Consortium generates critical new thinking and engagement on gender, war and peacebuilding, providing a necessary bridge between research, activism and policymaking.
The Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights Fellowship is an unpaid fellowship offered to current graduate students or professionals with expertise and background in gender, armed conflict, and international peace and security issues.  Because we are a small, non-profit organization, fellows serve an integral role in the successful execution of core Consortium activities including supporting the Feminist Roadmap to Sustainable Peace project (conducting academic research, drafting reports/publications, transcribing, etc) and the expansion of the online Research Hub on gender, armed conflict and peacebuilding (pursuing open access agreements with publishers, curating the content of the online space, publicizing the collection, etc).  Fellows will work closely with/under the direction of the Consortium’s Director, Carol Cohn.
  • Currently enrolled in a graduate program (MA, MS, PhD) or graduated with studies in international relations/affairs, political science, public policy and administration, human rights, international development, international security, feminist theory, gender studies, or a related field;
  • Experience in feminist/gender analysis and specific expertise on issues related to gender and conflict is highly regarded; willingness to fill gaps in knowledge and/or experience through additional study is a positive;
  • Excellent organizational, research, communications and interpersonal skills;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English with high level of writing proficiency, proficiency in additional languages preferred but not required;
  • Positive and pro-active attitude;
  • A high level of initiative and sense of responsibility;
  • Meticulous attention to detail;
  • The ability to work both independently and in team settings;
  • Computer literacy (familiarity with Microsoft office and Google documents);
  • Social Media experience a plus;
  • Development experience a plus.
Additional Info
Hours are flexible, and most work can be completed on a home computer.  Both full- and part-time positions are available, but successful candidates will be able to commit to a minimum of nine months (from the beginning of September until the end of May). Please note, this is an unpaid position.
Application Deadline
Rolling; preference given to earlier applications.
How to Apply
Submit a cover letter and resume to the Consortium's Director, Dr. Carol Cohn, at volunteer@genderandsecurity.org.
Arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Dr. Carol Cohn (also at, volunteer@genderandsecurity.org). These letters should come from either two professors or a professor and an employer and must be emailed directly by the recommender.

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