Each year, The Advocacy Project recruits graduate students to volunteer with our partner organizations. This is the only fellowship program that matches the passion and skills of graduates with the needs of community-based advocates. We have deployed 294 Fellows from 66 university programs since recruiting began in 2003. This year (2018) we are deploying nine Fellows to Vietnam, Nepal, Kenya. Uganda, Zimbabwe , and Jordan.
Peace Fellows provide technical support to their host organizations for periods of between 10 weeks and a year. We train Fellows to offer six core services which will help hosts to tell their story; develop innovative projects for social change; strengthen their organizations; and expand their international contacts. Each Fellow receives a $1,000 stipend and health insurance from AP. In return, we expect Fellows to develop a work plan and measure outputs carefully.
AP fellowships are challenging, but offer a once in a lifetime experience! And we want to hear about it as it happens. We ask all Fellows to produce 10 weekly blogs and 100 photos which can be used by their hosts while at the same time keeping their own network informed and entertained. We also offer training in video and podcasting. Click below to see how past Fellows have used these new skills!
We expect our fellowships to build character; generate material for school; and prepare Fellows for a career in peace and human rights. And it doesn’t end there. We continue to follow the professional achievements of past Fellows with pride and have helped several to find challenging jobs
“I feel incredible. I want to spend the rest of my life driving around meeting these people, hearing their stories, and seeing the way they live. I’ve never had an opportunity like this before” – 2016 Peace Fellow Talley Diggs (George Washington University).