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Apply for the 2014 Hurford Youth Fellows Program (Fully Funded)

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The World Youth Movement for Democracy and the International Forum for Democratic Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) invite you to apply for the Hurford Youth Fellows Program in Washington, DC. Youth leaders from around the world will be considered for two positions throughout the year. For a period of four months, each fellow will have the opportunity to build his or her leadership and organizational skills and benefit from and contribute to the development of the World Youth Movement.

Fellows Engagement

Specifically, each fellow will engage in the following activities:

  • Facilitate online discussions;
  • Maintain a weekly blog for the World Youth Movement website;
  • Conduct research on topics such as civic education, the role of youth in policy development,
  • and youth activities against corruption;
  • Develop online resources, such as a collection of related publications and training materials;
  • Write articles for the World Youth Movement newsletter;
  • Identify a current, ongoing activity, develop strategies for enhancing its impact, and take the lead in implementing those strategies;
  • Take part in planning and implementing other activities of the World Youth Movement; and
  • Participate in relevant events and discussions in Washington, D.C., to deepen understanding of issues and build working relationships.


  • Not older than 30 years of age.
  • Must demonstrate strong interest in democratic activism and in the advancement of democracy in their respective communities, as well as worldwide.
  • Youth affiliated with civil society organizations are especially encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 23 May 2014

For additional information visit the Hurford Youth Fellows Program website

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