WYA NA Announces Four New Fellowship Opportunities

WYA North America is excited to announce a new opportunity for university graduates and young adults to get involved with our mission—to defend the dignity of the human person.

Talented, passionate, mission-driven, and responsible young adults, who are looking for a rare and valuable opportunity for leadership and project management experience, and are eager for a challenge, are invited to apply for one of our four new fellowship programs:

  • WYA NA Fellowship: WYA NA fellows are tasked with helping to build regional offices and networks for WYA and the implementation of WYA’s global projects, including the Human Dignity Curriculum (HDC), as well as an affiliate women’s health program, FEMM (Fertility Education & Management) in their local communities and regions. The fellow supports the development and expansion of the mission through the establishment of local high school, university, and city chapters, that offer training in the dignity of the human person; networking for and recruiting school administrators, teachers, and doctors for participation in the projects; identifying potential donors; managing and developing local conferences parallel to conferences at WYA headquarters in New York; and more.
  • Education Fellowship: Education fellowship work is related to the development of the World Youth Alliance’s Human Dignity Curriculum (HDC) project, a K-12 curriculum that educates students in the dignity of the person, their anthropology and powers (i.e., intellect and will), freedom, friendship, and the pursuit of excellence. The fellow develops HDC content as well as contributes to the development of teenFEMM, the sexual education module that follows the core HDC for grades 6-12. He or she also teaches HDC & teenFEMM classes, serves as an International Summer Camp instructor for teenFEMM sessions. Fellows with a background in education, teaching, and/or philosophy may apply.
  • Women’s Health & Education Fellowship: A women’s health & education fellow works with WYA’s sister organization, FEMM (Fertility Education & Medical Management). The fellow supports the development & expansion of FEMM programs, particularly FEMM Teacher Training and teenFEMM; the Online Teacher Training Course; and FEMM and teenFEMM presentations for schools, etc. She also teaches FEMM and teenFEMM classes, serves as an International Summer Camp instructor for teenFEMM sessions, and contributes to research, materials development, promotion and marketing through local contacts and various social media platforms, as website maintenance and development.
  • Legal/Advocacy Fellowship: Advocacy fellowships work is related to our international advocacy efforts. Depending on current needs and the fellows’ skills, work may involve: representing WYA at the UN; communicating WYA’s work, viewpoint, and mission to our members and/or to possible allies who are delegates or members of civil society; research and writing; and developing advocacy materials. Advocacy fellows must have: education and/or experience in international relations and law/policy; command of core principles of international law; good analytical abilities; and excellent oral and written English. The following qualifications, while not required, will be viewed favorably: a degree in law; an advanced degree in international relations; Spanish language skills; French language skills. Depending on the applicants’ skills and interests, and WYA’s needs, skills in networking and maintaining contacts, writing, teaching/presenting, creating content for training and campaigns will be useful. Fellows with experience and education in international relations, law, and/or policy, or advanced degrees (master’s/magister degree, J.D. or L.L.M., or Ph.D.), may apply.

Each fellow will contribute to 6-24+ months of working with the World Youth Alliance in order to help expand our work in various regions of North America and/or at the United Nations.

Anyone interested in more information can email northamerica@wya.net. If interested in beginning the application process, please send along your resume and note whether you’ve completed WYA’s Certified Training Program (CTP).