Hurford Youth Fellows Program in Washington, DC

Deadline: 27 April 2015
Open to: youth leaders from around the world, up to the age of 30, with a demonstrated interest in the advancement of democracy
Fellowship: A monthly cost of living stipend and round-trip airfare will be provided for selected candidates


The World Youth Movement for Democracy and the International Forum for Democratic Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) are inviting you to apply for the Hurford Youth Fellows Program in Washington, DC. Youth leaders from around the world will be considered for three 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.

Central to each fellowship will be an assignment to develop online discussion platforms that would generate active engagement of World Youth Movement members.  Each fellow will organize and lead a series of online discussions and information sharing on a key democracy issue that the fellow, in consultation with the Secretariat and Leadership Board, would identify. Youth Movement Fellows will identify, compile, present, and creatively share discussion materials and results.


Applicants interested in the Hurford Youth Fellows Program must be no older than 30 years of age. They 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.


A monthly cost of living stipend and round-trip airfare will be provided for the selected candidates by the program. The candidates should have a basic health insurance coverage settled for their stay in the USA, for the full period of their stay.

How to Apply?

All application materials must be submitted by 27 April 2015

If you prefer to email your application, please download the application form here and send it to

SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION: Applicants are asked to submit the following:

  • Applicant Form;
  • C.V./Resume;
  • Two Letters of Recommendation

All application materials should be uploaded to the online application or sent via email to

PREPARING YOUR APPLICATION MATERIALS: The Applicant Form has four sections: (1) Personal Information; (2) Project Proposal; (3) Curriculum Vitae/Résumé; and (4) Letters of Recommendation. Each applicant must complete the entire FORM. Please note that incomplete application forms will not be reviewed.

For further information please check out the official webpage.


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