The WPF offers several opportunities for Fletcher School students to work with us: as research assistants aiding with communications, organization, and project-based work, as well as teaching assistants associated with specific courses offered by WPF staff. Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about these opportunities. The WPF also runs an annual student seminar competition, which invites student groups to conceptualize, organize and run a seminar with top experts from around the world on a topic of the students' choosing paid for by the WPF.
WPF is now hiring for 2 summer positions and 2 academic year 2013-2014 positions. Priority for all positions listed below will be given to current, just graduated, or incoming students at The Fletcher School, MALD or PhD. To apply for these positions, please send to email@example.com the below materials:
- Subject line: indicate which position you are applying for. You may apply for both a Summer and an academic year position;
- A letter of inquiry;
- Up to date CV ;
- Names and contact information for three references.
Summer 2013—Sudan Peace Archive Research Assistants
We will be hiring 2 – 3 research assistants to support the Sudan Peace Archive Project, which is focused on collecting, indexing, key-wording and providing a contextual framework for the materials that document the work of the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel. These will be full-time temporary positions, beginning in mid – to late May and continuing through the end of August.
- Attention to detail and organization. The bulk of the work over the summer will be focused on creating an inventory of all documents, capturing key elements from each document, preparing the documents for inclusion in the searchable archive. RAs will need to focus on consistency of quality and information notwithstanding a highly repetitive workload.
- Knowledge or interest in the political transition in Sudan and South Sudan.
- Discretion and professionalism.
- Prior experience with historical archives a plus.
Applications Due: Friday, May 3, 2013
2013 – 2014 Academic Year—Research Assistants
We will be hiring 2 Research Assistants to support the World Peace Foundation office for the 2013-2014 Academic Year. These are part-time (generally 10 hours/week), temporary positions that will begin September 1, 2013 and continue during the academic year until May 2014.
Seminar support: undertake an array of activities, including: provide research support, draft letters and other materials, maintaining contacts databases and take notes at World Peace Foundation seminars. Includes regularly scheduled hours plus additional hours during seminars.
Research support: RAs will also contribute to WPF projects, as extra support is needed and in line with the RAs particular skills. Current project priorities include How Mass Atrocities End, peace and security in Sudan, 100 years of war and peace, and new wars/new peace.
Communications: Special consideration will be given to applicants experienced in working via social media to help manage our online presence.
Office support: RAs will also be asked to help support the regular work of the WPF office.
Applications Due: Friday, May 3, 2013
ANNUAL STUDENT SEMINAR COMPETITION
The World Peace Foundation at the Fletcher School invites proposals from students at the Fletcher School for a two-day seminar to be held on campus in February 2013. WPF seminars offer a rare opportunity for leading experts to engage in incisive, collegial and sustained dialogue on the pressing problems of our day. The student competition enables Fletcher School students to frame an issue and interact with leading global experts on the topic of their choosing.
THE 2012-2013 COMPETITION
Congratulations to Jennifer Ambrose, Casey Hogle, Trisha Taneja, Keren Yohannes, and for the winning submission, "Western Advocacy in Conflict: Methods, Impacts and Ethics."
The topic should be related to conflict, security, peace or human rights. The criteria for selecting the winning proposal will be that it is innovative, well-articulated, and relevant to the Foundation’s vision that intellectual leadership is important to promoting peace. Noting that the vision of these seminars is to explore issues that might otherwise not gain attention, the WPF does not make a requirement that the issue should be directly connected to policy outcomes.
All costs will be borne by the WPF, including travel and accommodation for invited participants, catering, costs for interns for organizing and taking notes, and other associated costs. The competition winners will work with the WPF to organize the seminar, and will be paid a standard hourly rate for their time.
SEMINAR FORMAT: Two days of ‘restricted’ sessions that allow for an intense exchange of views, following the ‘Chatham House Rule’ (remarks cannot be attributed). The seminar will consist of a welcome, five panels, and concluding session with 12-15 full participants around the table.
OPEN EVENT WITH SEMINAR: The open event may be in the format of a lecture and questions and answers, or a panel discussion open to the broader Fletcher community.
ELIGIBILITY: The competition is open to all current Fletcher School students. Proposals are invited from groups of students (between two and five, Masters and/or PhD).
PROPOSALS -- please include the following information as attachments sent to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- List of all students involved in organizing the seminar.
- Outline of the issue, including why it is an important issue for the WPF (one page).
- List of potential invitees. 15 full participants should include: the organizers, members of Fletcher faculty, outside experts. Observers and secondary participants from Fletcher need not be specified. Additional names may be included on the basis that not all invitees may be available. Do not extend invitations at this point.
- Agenda for the seminar, including both the restricted and open sessions.
Proposals will be reviewed by Alex de Waal, Executive Director of the WPF and Peter Uvin, Academic Dean of the Fletcher School.
October 11, 2012: deadline for proposals to be submitted to email@example.com.
October 16, 2012: winners announced via email.
February 2013: Seminar held at The Fletcher School
The winners of the 2011-2012 Student Seminar Competition are, as pictured, Jennifer Keene, Mario Patiño, Katharine Davis, Anne Wanlund, and Leah Greenberg (not pictured), who organized a fantastic seminar, "Drug Trafficking and Transnational Organized Crime: Re-Framing the Debate," held at the Fletcher School on May 7 & 8, 2012.