Apply for Hurford Youth Fellowship in Washington

Deadline: 27 April 2015
Open to: applicants no older than 30 years interested in democratic activism
Fellowship: monthly stipend for living, health insurance, travel expenses


The World Youth Movement for Democracy and the International Forum for Democratic Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) invite you to apply for the Hurford Youth Fellows Program in Washington, DC. Youth leaders from around the world will be considered for two 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. Youth leaders up to the age of 30 with a demonstrated interest in the advancement of democracy are welcome to apply, particularly those affiliated with democracy/civil society organizations are especially encouraged.


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 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.


Each fellow will receive a monthly stipend for living expenses, plus basic health insurance and roundtrip travel to and from Washington, D.C. Stipends take into account the cost of living in Washington, D.C. Fellows are provided with a fully equipped office, including Internet and email access, and a limited budget for fellowship related long-distance phone calls.

How to apply?

The application process has four parts:

Please download this document and follow the instruction in second part.

All application materials should be uploaded to the online application or sent via email to

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