Social Justice Peace Fellowships, Advocacy Project

The Advocacy Project (AP) is looking for six graduate students with a passion for social justice to work with AP’s community-based partner organizations in the summer of 2019. AP has deployed 305 Peace Fellows since 2003. Click here for more information and check below for this year’s openings and programs.

The work: Fellows will help host organizations to publicize their work; support a pilot project for social change; strengthen their organizations; and build an international network. In the process, Fellows will get unique first-hand experience of human rights that will benefit them academically and professionally. All positions are full-time and will last for 10 weeks (June – August). Fellows will receive a $1,000 stipend, plus $250 for travel and translation where appropriate. All Fellows are required to attend a week of training in Washington D.C. in May 2019.

Qualifications: AP’s fellowship program is geared to graduate students who are studying for a Masters degree, although exceptions can be made. Essential qualifications include experience of working abroad, a knowledge of and interest in IT and social media; a commitment to human rights and advocacy, and an ability to work in a challenging environment. There are no geographic or nationality restrictions.

To Apply: Fill out the application form here, email your CV and Cover Letter to and pay an $25 application fee here. To submit your fee, select your gift amount as ‘other’ and enter $25. This will be a one-time payment. Choose your method of payment in the ‘payment information’ section. Finally, in the section that asks if there is a special purpose for your donation, write “Fellowship Fee”. The deadline for applying is March 1, 2019. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Fellowship #1 – Build accessible toilets for students with disabilities in northern Uganda. Help the Gulu Disabled Persons Union (GDPU) to build four accessible toilets at the Abaka primary school. Based in Gulu town, Uganda.
Fellowship #2 – Bring peace to warring pastoralists in northwest Kenya. Help the Children Peace Initiative Kenya (CPIK) to end conflict between Samburu and Turkana pastoralists in Samburu County. Based in Nairobi and Maralal, Kenya.
Fellowship #3 – End Child Marriage in Zimbabwe. Work with the Women Advocacy Project (WAP) to advance the “Ambassadors Against Child Marriage” program that protects girls from early marriage in Zimbabwe. Based in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Fellowship #4 – Empower Agent Orange Caregivers in Vietnam. Help the Association for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (AEPD) to design a microfinance program for women caregivers of Agent Orange Victims. Based in Dong Hoi, Vietnam.
Fellowship #5 – End menstrual banishment in Nepal. Work with the Centre for Agro-Ecology and Development (CAED) to free mothers and girls from the dangerous practice of menstrual banishment known as chhaupadi in Nepal. Based in Surkhet District, Nepal.
Fellowship #6 – Empower Feed Domestic Slaves in Nepal. Work with Backward Society Education (BASE) to empower former women domestic slaves through literacy and vocational trainings in western Nepal. Based in Dang District, Nepal.

For questions please contact The Advocacy Project by phone at (202) 758-3328 or by email at

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