The Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security Pipeline Fellowship

*Approaching Deadline*

Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security and Conflict Transformation (WCAPS) is dedicated to advancing the leadership and professional development of women of color in the fields of international peace, security, & conflict transformation. They believe that issues such as these required a diverse set of perspectives, so they have created a platform so that women of color can have a strong voice and supportive network when engaging in policy discussions on an international scale.  The WCAPS Pipeline Fellowship Program provides an opportunity for junior high school, high school, and college/university students, and young adults (graduate students and early career) to develop a broad understanding of the different dimensions of peace, security, and foreign policy through engagement with WCAPS members, including young, mid-career and senior-level women. The program runs from February 13, 2021, to June 12, 2021 and meets on the second Saturday of each month for four hours.

The deadline to apply is January 26, 2021 at 5:00pm EST.

Program Details

This program provides an opportunity to:
  • Learn about peace, security, conflicts, and foreign policy
  • Meet other girls and women of color
  • Discuss possible career paths
  • Develop mentorships
  • Engage with mid-career and senior-level women of color
  • Engage in interactive and focused substantive discussions
  • Attend trainings
  • Contribute to WCAPS activities
If accepted into the program, participants will:
  • Be paired with a mentor who works in peace, security and/or foreign policy
  • Meet virtually every four weeks on a Saturday with women of color to engage in networking and discuss leadership, careers, and sponsorship
  • Make a presentation to the group on an issue of interest in the fields of peace, security and foreign policy
  • Attend WCAPS events on peace and security
  • Write a paper at the conclusion of the fellowship that will be on the WCAPS website and online platforms
  • Be featured on the WCAPS website
  • Receive a program certificate upon completion of the fellowship

Application Process

They are seeking:
  • Girls or women of color
  • Those in junior high, high school, college/university, graduate school, or early career professionals
  • Ability to connect virtually, via Zoom
  • Desire to learn and actively participate
  • LGBTQ+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply
  • Academic and extracurricular experience, demonstrated interest in peace, security, conflict and/or foreign policy, and personal qualities conducive to cross-generational and cross-cultural interactions and engagements will also be considered
Applicants will submit:
  • A resume
  • A personal statement explaining why they should be selected as a fellow and their views on the impact of peace and security in their lives (2 pages)

For more information and to apply, click here.

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