Hurford Youth Fellows Program in Washington, DC

Deadline: 23 May, 2014
Open to: youth leaders from around the world, up to the age of 30, with a demonstrated interest in the advancement of democracy
Fellowship: A monthly cost of living stipend and round-trip airfare will be provided for selected candidates


The World Youth Movement for Democracy and the International Forum for Democratic Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) are inviting you to apply for the Hurford Youth Fellows Program in Washington, DC. Youth leaders from around the world will be considered for three positions throughout the year. For a period of four months, each fellow will have the opportunity to build his or her leadership and organizational skills and benefit from and contribute to the development of the World Youth Movement.

Central to each fellowship will be an assignment to develop online discussion platforms that would generate active engagement of World Youth Movement members.  Each fellow will organize and lead a series of online discussions and information sharing on a key democracy issue that the fellow, in consultation with the Secretariat and Leadership Board, would identify. Youth Movement Fellows will identify, compile, present, and creatively share discussion materials and results.


Applicants interested in the Hurford Youth Fellows Program must be no older than 30 years of age. They must demonstrate 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.


A monthly cost of living stipend and round-trip airfare will be provided for the selected candidates by the program. The candidates should have a basic health insurance coverage settled for their stay in the USA, for the full period of their stay.

How to Apply?

The application form for the Hurford Youth Fellows Program can be obtained online here. You will be required to fill in personal information, work information; information on your language abilities and information about funding and grant opportunities. You will also need to fill in three proposal questions and provide CV & bibliography plus two letters of recommendation.

You can gain more information about this opportunity and the application process by consulting the Program Information Booklet here.

For further information please check out the official webpage.

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