Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Apply to be a 2012 IAP Research Fellow!

A fellowship opportunity from our friends at the International
Accountability Project:

Dear friends,

Help us spread the word! IAP is now entering its sixth year of our
Summer Research Fellowship program--an incredible opportunity for
passionate and capable graduate students to be part of substantive work
for development justice.

This year, two Fellows will spend the summer researching renewable
energy initiatives in Bangladesh and Vietnam, and one Fellow will work
with IAP's partners in India.

Check out the posting below--and please forward to any special contacts
or lists!

Our ideal candidates would have:

* experience doing grassroots advocacy work/community organizing in
the Global South
* passion, humility and initiative
* experience working in South Asia or Vietnam

More info in the posting below...

*Apply to be a 2012 Research Fellow with International Accountability
Project! *

*/Applications due February 28th!/*

International Accountability Project works to defend the rights, land
and livelihoods of people threatened by destructive development
projects. Working with grassroots and international partners, IAP
advocates for international policies that respect the rights and
livelihoods of people and supports communities to hold their ground and
defend their homes, environment and human rights.

*About the Fellowship*:For 2012, IAP seeks 2-3 Summer Research Fellows
to work in two of our program areas. IAP seeks one or two Summer
Research Fellow(s) with a strong interest in renewable energy,
environmental or public policy and sustainability in international
development. Fellow(s) will conduct a scoping study of organizations,
individuals and institutions involved in research and promotion of
renewable energy in either Bangladesh or Vietnam. This study will lay
the groundwork for IAP efforts to promote partnerships between
grassroots communities facing destructive energy-sector development
projects and ongoing work on renewable energy alternatives. If fellow(s)
is interested, some additional work related to IAP�s ongoing campaigns
may be incorporated into the work plan.

In addition, IAP seeks one Summer Research Fellow with experience
working with grassroots networks and capacity building programs. The
Fellow will participate in two projects. In the first, the Fellow will
conduct outreach and gather feedback from community partners who
participate in field-testing a popular education resource, /A Community
Action Guide to the Asian Development Bank: Making Safeguard Policies
Work for Justice/. In the second, the Fellow will help to support
efforts by communities and NGOs to monitor investments by the
International Finance Corporation (the private sector lending arm of the
World Bank). Both projects will be conducted in India.

IAP�s Summer Research Fellowships are a unique opportunity to conduct
hands-on research on pressing human rights and environmental justice
issues in international development. Fellows will work with IAP staff to
develop their research plans and deliverables prior to departure, and
they will be supported with regular communication during their time abroad.

The Fellowship program is 10-11 weeks of full-time work, including a
two-week orientation in IAP's offices in San Francisco, CA, 7-8 weeks in
the field, and then a one-week wrap-up back at the office. Start date
is flexible but ideally in early June.

Fellowship positions are open to currently enrolled graduate students
with coursework and work experience in the issues IAP works to address.

*Funding*: We encourage candidates to explore opportunities for partial
or full funding through their graduate programs, to enable travel and
work with IAP partners in the Global South. IAP will make every effort
to supplement funding as needed to cover project and travel costs.
/Unfortunately, all fellowship positions are unpaid at this time. /

*Application process: *To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter on
what motivates your interest to work with IAP on this project to:
<>. In your letter, please
indicate the project for which you wish to apply. If you are interested
in the renewable energy project, please indicate whether your interest
is limited to one of the two countries, or if you would be open to
either option.

Applications are due Tuesday, February 28th, 2012.

Feel free to email or call the office (415.659.0555
<tel:%28415.659.0555>) with any questions.

Thank you for your interest in our work!

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