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 enable AP to offer technical support to partners. We train Fellows to offer six core services which help their hosts to tell their story, launch start-ups, strengthen their organizations, and expand their international contacts. Fellows receive a $1,000 stipend and health insurance. In return, we ask them to measure outputs carefully.
AP fellowships 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, and also offer training in video and podcasting. Click below to see how past Fellows used these new skills to describe the experience!
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
Peace fellows have come from 45 different countries including Syria, Belarus, Mongolia and Saudi Arabia. Mealanny, our first Fellow from Indonesia (photo), works for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in northeast Nigeria. She wrote to AP: “AP has been very instrumental in shaping my career path and I will never thank you enough for that!”