January 15, 2013

Population and Reproductive Health U.S. Agency for International Development

Fellowship/Internship for BA Graduates
Population and Reproductive Health
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) is now accepting applications for its International Programs Fellowship at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The Fellowship is a full-time position lasting for two years and will begin in summer 2013. The Fellowship is sponsored and managed by PRB and funded through PRB’s IDEA Project (Informing Decisionmakers to Act), a cooperative agreement between PRB and USAID. The Fellow will work within USAID’s Office of Population and Reproductive Health in Washington, D.C., which works to advance and support voluntary family planning and reproductive health programs worldwide. The Fellowship is intended for recent graduates with a B.A. or B.S.; candidates with advanced degrees are ineligible.

• Support the Senior Policy Advisor and members of office management.
• Respond to external and internal requests for information on U.S. family planning requirements and agency family planning activities.
• Support efforts to improve compliance monitoring of family planning requirements within the USAID program.
• Complete administrative duties as assigned.

Other duties and activities will be determined by the interests of the selected Fellow and the needs of the Office of Population and Reproductive Health.

• B.A., B.S., or other undergraduate degree by June 2013.
• Education and/or work experience related to international population/reproductive health policy or public health.
• Strong writing, analytical, and communication skills; ability to effectively manage time and work with diverse personalities.
• Skills in Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel and PowerPoint.
• Dedication to advancing family planning and reproductive health issues and programs in developing countries.
• Demonstrated ability to rapidly assume additional responsibilities and complete tasks with limited oversight.

In addition, experience living outside of the United States and foreign-language facility (especially French) is highly desirable. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or hold an appropriate work visa and will need to get a security clearance.

The PRB International Programs Fellowship pays a stipend of $35,000-$40,000 per year plus benefits. The position is subject to the availability of funds. The Fellowship may involve foreign travel.

Interested individuals should email a cover letter and resume directly to IPFellows@prb.org. The cover letter should describe the candidate’s professional goals, her or his interest in the field of population and international development, and why she or he is suited for the Fellowship. In addition, the candidate must arrange for two letters of recommendation from employers or professors to be sent by email to the same address.

All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be emailed to PRB no later than February 25, 2013.

Selection of the PRB International Programs Fellow will occur by late spring 2013. All candidates will be notified of the selection decision by email.

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April 20, 2011

Next Generation Fellowship Program - National Bureau of Asian Research

The Next Generation Fellowship Program by The National Bureau of Asian Research will grant a one-year award to two to four fellows annually. Next Generation fellows will work on NBR research projects and participate in the effective delivery of that research to the policy community. The four major components of the Next Generation Fellowship are:
• Publication. A signature element of the program is the completion by the fellow of at least one journal-quality article that could be published by either NBR or an outside scholarly journal.
• Bridging the gap between research and policy. Because NBR believes that writing alone is not adequate to inform policy, the fellow will also participate in NBR’s active outreach toward the policy community in Washington, D.C., through participation in conferences, briefings, and private meetings.
• Gaining in-depth knowledge of U.S. foreign policymaking. Fellows will engage the policymaking community through association with current and former U.S. government officials on the program’s advisory board, the program orientation, the Leadership Forum, and briefings to policymakers.
• Guidance and mentoring. The Next Generation fellows will be incorporated directly into NBR’s substantive policy research projects. Responsible to and guided by the relevant project director, the fellows will be embedded in the workings of an organization that expresses in daily practice the high ideals of the fellowship’s goals.

The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR), organizes its research around three broad topics: politics and security, economics and trade, and societies and health. Our current research initiatives within these topics include:
• Politics and Security: The Political and Security Affairs (PSA) group advances NBR’s mission of informing and strengthening policy by engaging in innovative, forward-looking policy research on political and security issues in Asia of critical importance to U.S. interests. The group’s research focuses on three broad areas: Asian Security, Politics in Asia, and Muslim Asia.
• Economics and Trade: The Economic and Trade Affairs (ETA) group leads NBR’s efforts to conduct policy research on the rising economic importance of Asia to the United States. The group’s research initiatives focus on Energy and the Environment and Trade, Investment, and Economic Engagement Issues.
• Health and Society: The mission of the Center for Health and Aging (CHA) is to facilitate dialogue between science, industry, and policy for a healthier world. Toward this end, CHA coordinates innovative research and dialogue on the demographic, economic, social, political, and medical trends related to health and aging across the globe.

Applicants are required to submit the following:
• Curriculum vitae/resume
• 750-word essay stating their qualifications for and interest in applying for the fellowship, particular topical and regional research area, and how their research within that area would contribute to NBR’s research agenda
• Three written references (one professional and two academic) highlighting the applicant’s strengths and weaknesses, leadership potential, and other relevant information, emailed directly by those writing them to NBR with subject line “applicant name, application,” by January 15, 2011
• Application Form

Fellowship Eligibility
U.S. citizenship or permanent residence status (by time of application deadline) is required. The applicant must have completed a master’s degree by the time the fellowship begins. Individuals who have received their master’s degree diplomas up to twelve months prior to the application deadline may apply to the program; exceptions may be permitted on a case-by-case basis. Prospective fellows should apply only for the year that they expect to participate. No deferrals are permitted.

Please email the above materials to nextgen@nbr.org. Should you have any questions about the application process, please email Kailani Chin-Hidano, also at nextgen@nbr.org. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure all application materials, including reference letters, are received by January 15, 2011.
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